Another Bits is out.

For those who don’t know (because this is all still new) I also have a newsletter that has been running for quite a many years.  Sort of more like a small magazine, considering the content is more like an article.  But the focus and intention is to almost be a mini-lesson, something that we can learn from and grow and discover our coaching power.

Anyway, it’s still a little new figuring out how to manage all these media things (facebook, twitter, newsletter, blog, etc.) but I’m working it out.

In any event, if you’ve signed up for the blog, you’re also recieving BeDo Bits about once a month.

You can always unsubscribe if you choose, but it’s my hope that you’ll find the stuff there valuable and fun.

As well as the stuff here (shorter but still valuable and fun.)

New technology

This is really exciting.  I’ve completely overhauled my website and have been spending some of my free time going through and cleaning it up so that it’ll run smoothly, all the pages are updated and I can FINALLY do what I want with this thing, which is TO HELP COACHES GROW in any way I can.

This next step is attempting to integrate my new wordpress blog with my Coaching Confidence Facebook page.  this way, i can make my posts more easily and not have to copy and paste and duplicate.  If you’re reading this on Facebook, you’ll know that it worked.

How to Make anything easy

I just discovered the secret to how to make anything easy.  I don’t care how big, how hard, how challenging, how impossible something may feel.  Just follow this simple formula, and you will guaranteed make anything easy.

Here, I’ll give you an example.

A few months ago, I got it into my head that I wanted to start running. (Don’t ask me why, just happened.)  I’ve never been a runner, and the very idea of running even 50 feet, let alone a mile or more seemed daunting and near impossible.

However, I found a program ap for my phone that would guide me through it step by step.

The first time out was the easiest of the two month program, but for me it was still a challenge having not been a runner my whole life.  I barely made it through and it took me a long time to recover.

The same went for the second workout.

But I stayed with it, and each time I moved to the next stage, there was more challenge and it was harder and I would be on my last gasp.  I was on this for about three weeks when I came to a workout that literally wiped me out.  Then my schedule got crazy and it became harder to run and easier to pass it up.

Finally, a month later I decided to get back on track and start over.  I had taken over a month off and I knew I was not at the level I had built myself up to, and at the same time I was afraid (and convinced) that I would have to start all over.

So I did.

And wouldn’t you know, that first run was a piece of cake.  Same with the second one.  It was easy.  that same routine that wiped me out two months before, I did again with ease.

And that’s the secret.  If something is hard and difficult and challenging, go back to the beginning and do it again.  You’ll be amazed at just how strong you’ve really grown, how much you’ve learned, and how far you’ve come.

Go ahead try it.  And then try it again.  It’ll be easy.

Quote

I was coaching the other day and this phrase popped up that I thought would be good to share.

“The brain tries to figure out the steps, the heart hears the music and already knows the dance.”

Let’s go Crazy

Being a child of the 80s I tend to have a fondness for much of the music of that era.  While I was running (still a new experinece for me) I was listening to Pandora (my favorite running companion) and Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” from the Purple Rain soundtrack came on.
Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life it means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you there’s something else
The afterworld, a world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one Dr. Everything’ll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left?
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
‘Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld
This life you’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy punch a higher floor

Now, growing up, i thought I knew this song, but looking back, I missed the deeper meaning.  It’s about living your life to the fullest, take it all now because this is all we have.
And then I reheard those lyrics, “And if the elevator tries to break you down, go crazy… punch a higher floor.”  and I got it.

Failure.  Disappointment.  Obstacles.  Life.

Elevators only go up or down, and if the elevator is breaking down, you’re certainly not going up.

Go crazy.  Don’t just sit there and let it run you down.  Step out of the box.  Go nuts.  And punch a higher floor.  Go for it.  Reach even higher.  Now is not the time to play it safe, it’s time to reach farther and bigger than ever before.

Back in the spring I had finally got the report that I had not passed my MCC exam.  I was upset, frustrated (to be honest, even a bit pissed) and very discouraged.  And of course I had a few days of letting the elevator bring me down, but I quickly got back on my feet and reached for something even bigger and higher.  I wasn’t about to let that stop me.  And I achieved exciting things and created new partnerships and have had the best year in my coaching so far… even after that tragic failure and downfall.

Of course I tried again, and I’ll continue to reach for that level and eventually achieve it.  But you and I know that I’m actually punching a higher floor than just an MCC.

Care to come with me?

Then let’s go crazy together.