Welcome to this month's
edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter.
I have just experienced one of the most magical months of my
Coaching Career and perhaps one of the most magical months of my life.
What has made the month so incredible is the number of people I have met
and the incredible place that I went to meet them. It has been a month of
getting back together with old friends and meeting so many new ones (as
the photo above shows). It started with a trip to Hawaii and the magic of
that trip was enhanced by the fact that Rose was with me. Many of you
will know that in the front of my journal I have a list of 118 things
that I would like to do, have or be before I die. Being in Hawaii with
Rose was number 11. Hawaii was wonderful. I met my new club leaders'
mastermind group in person. I had a full slate of coaching session. When
I flew back to Vancouver I spoke on two consecutive days to a large
conference at the convention center. Two days after that I flew to Boca
Raton Florida, stayed at a wonderful resort and addressed another
conference. That evening I flew to Calgary, Alberta and had four days of
work with clubs in beautiful surroundings like Banff. I truly felt
Then I got back to the office with some of the
disorganization that I left, three weeks of new stuff on my desk, 250
e-mails after the spam was eliminated, telephone messages to answer, new
programs to organize and my coaching clients to connect with and coach.
Don't forget the article deadlines and volunteer work that needs to be
I truly love what I do and it is usually very balanced and
organized and healthy but here is a time when it just seemed a little
overwhelming. Have you been there?
I think we all have. I hear I am overwhelmed from my clients
Here are some thoughts on overwhelm.
1) Take accountability for the fact you had a part in creating it.
2) Consider why you have put so much in to your life.
3) How can you plan to minimize the overwhelm that you know you are
4) What can you delegate?
5) What can you eliminate?
6) Change your focus!
7) How can you look at all the things you have to do (seemingly
thousands) and focus on the 3 or 4 things that are worthy of your time
8) How can you prioritize what is there into what needs to be done now,
what needs to be done in time, what needs to be done by others and what
never needs to be done?
9) Choose not to be overwhelmed!
10) Be thankful for all the things you have in your life.
When I lost my job as a club manager I was dreaming of a
life that was balanced and exciting and fulfilling and I truly have that
now. But on those occasions where I feel a little overwhelmed I remember
that I don't want to stay there for long but I am grateful for
opportunity to have so many wonderful things in my life.
"Life only demands from you the strength you possess."
wanted to share with you this beautiful photo of the site of my first
coaching session in Hawaii.
It was in a park by the ocean. It was cool and shady on a hot sunny day.
My client and I could hear the ocean and the sounds of laughter and
conversation in the distance. It was a beautiful place for a wonderful
The book I want to recommend this month is:
The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz
In The Voice of Knowledge, Miguel Ruiz reminds us of
a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering
and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies - mainly about
ourselves. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, this breakthrough book shows
us how to recover our faith in the truth and return to our own common
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