Archive for December, 2013

Do the Work and Watch yourself Evolve

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The other day, after a vigorous tennis match, I said to my partner Dan, “There is no reason, barring injury, why we can’t get better and better.” When you adopt this perspective there will be limits as to your ability to keep evolving.

I’ve also been a committed musician. I know that if i practice on a regular basis that i will keep getting better and better. I will have better dexterity and a better sense of timing and I will know the music better. There isn’t even a question in my mind if this is true. This is my truth. Of course you have to keep your end of the bargain by doing the work which requires discipline and commitment.

In my book Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes, I refer to Eight Principles which, when integrated into your life, can transform the way you relate to change.

Many of us resist change and even question if we can change. Take it one step further. As we continue to awaken, we continue to evolve. In some ways evolving transcends change. In my mind, evolution implies movement, an increased sense of what’s possible and different expectations.

Keep doing the work. See what happens.

Journey On

Mark

Please join me with my cohost Ralph Marston on the Journey On radio show. blogtalkradio.com/journeyon

Mark Susnow, is an executive-life coach and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. In his prior career, he was covered by the NY Times, Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone Magazine. He is the author of Dancing on the River:Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.

One Day at a Time

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

How you start your day sets the tone for the whole day. If you start your day in a hurry, most likely you will be in a hurry all day long. When you start your day with intention, not only will you get more done, you will do so with less stress.

In the morning take a few moments to think about what you have planned for the day. Think about what you want to get done. More important think about how you want to be as the day progresses because quite often there will be surprises along the way. Whatever they are you can have the intention to thrive and enjoy those unexpected moments. You know that what comes up, you can easily handle.

Have the intention to be present and to flow with what is. With the holidays here our days are full. We literally have more on our plate. We are busier than we usually are. We want to reconnect and renew friendships.

During this potentially stressful period of the year, it is most important for us to maintain our center so that we can reach out and enjoy ourselves.

Yes stretch and reach out, one day at a time.

When you have intention, you know what you want to do and go forward in that direction.

Enjoy this day. Make it fulfilling. Give it purpose.

Journey On

Mark

Please join me with my cohost Ralph Marston on the Journey On radio show. blogtalkradio.com/journeyon

Mark Susnow, is an executive-life coach and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. In his prior career, he was covered by the NY Times, Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone Magazine. He is the author of Dancing on the River:Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.

There is no such thing as failure.

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

There comes a time in our life when we think about making a change. It might be in our business. We might invest in a new product or hire a new person. Perhaps it’s a personal investment. Yes whenever we make a change there is always the possibility that it won’t work out. Whenever we begin something new, there is always the possibility that we won’t like it. Don’t let that concern stop you. There is always going to be some of that lingering.

And there will always be a next time. With each step we take and from everything we do, at some level we learn. We learn about ourselves, what’s holding us back and what it will take to move us forward. Confronting the risk of failure is part of it. The other part is transforming how we think about failure. Perhaps it’s all feedback. Thomas Edison failed many times before he discovered the light bulb. Or did he fail. Each experiment got him closer to the discovery that changed the world.

Look at how the digital world has evolved. Each step was a stepping stone to where we are now. Yes each step was perfected over and over again. I wouldn’t call that failure, would you?

Build on little successes, so that over time you have expanded your comfort zone. With each step forward, your confidence builds. Your sense of your capabilities keeps expanding.

Be courageous! take the step in front of you. And then another. Imagine exceeding your expectations.

Enjoy the journey.

Mark

Mark Susnow, is an executive-life coach and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. In his prior career, he was covered by the NY Times, Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone Magazine. He is the author of Dancing on the River:Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.


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