As we move into October, cooler temps, and the 2015 home stretch, I'd like to encourage you to take time over the next few months to celebrate the small and large wins that you’ve experienced this year. So often we move too quickly to the next achievement, the next goal, on our way to success without taking a little time to reflect and do the happy dance.
So, savor moments, enjoy the journey, shout big WOOO, HOOOs for everyday successes – from the minute to the ginormous.
The Collaborating for Excellence Community is in it’s toddler stages, which means we’re experiencing growth spurts monthly, weekly, and sometimes, daily – some minute, some ginormous, but they’re always rooted in a deep desire to create experiences that support your expansion in a world that is heart-centered averse and pressure-filled.
During a workshop I conducted at Kennesaw State University last week, one of the students shared with heavy energy that he's stressing about being stressed. We’re creating layers of discontent and overwhelm that are becoming more and more difficult to excavate.
As a culture we spend too much time in our heads, measuring stuff - measuring what we’ve done, measuring ourselves in comparison to others, measuring what we’ve acquired. This just doesn’t feel right. I don’t know about you, but I don’t live my life this way and I don’t endorse anyone else living this way. Let’s appreciate the left-brain logic of measuring results, but let’s also balance this with some heart-spaced relating, inner exploration and digging deep, to grow up. Let’s show appreciation for the wholeness approach!
At CFE, we love taking inspired steps to see the manifestation of our intentions and we love doing and acquiring cool stuff, but most of all we’re passionate about creating opportunities to delve into the inner work, the heart-centered work. The kind of work that invites you to take a look at who you are being – your presence - and what you really desire to contribute in the world.
This requires commitment; vulnerability; wiliness; persistence; crucial conversations; examining our thoughts, emotions and feelings; collaborating and supporting one another; and discovering practices and disciplines that water (nurture) our personal and professional growth from the inside out. CFE is about exploring ways to thrive!
There are lots of FABULOUS women’s groups in the personal and professional growth arena doing lots of AMAZING things, I’ve belonged to or belong to a number of them. And, you know what, it’s really cool to have a buffet of options to choose from.
CFE loves being in this arena, but one of our mantras is: Small is HUGE, which means our focus isn’t drawing large groups. What makes us different is this more intimate approach, one where our mission is to provide a safe space for you to nestle in, kick off your shoes, pour yourself a cup of tea and feel comfortable baring your soul and revealing your heart.
If this sounds like a cool place to delve below the surface of your personal and professional persona and intentionally shift in new and more exciting directions, select your offerings of choice. Or, consider creating a coaching/consulting partnership. Sometimes you just need to focus on getting YOU together!
Either way, I believe there’s a little something for everyone, and a lot of something for most of you, otherwise, why would you have joined a community whose mission is steeped in digging deeper.
So, click here and see what’s on the buffet for October.
I can’t wait to connect with you at one or more of our warm and enlightening experiences! My guess is that you’ll be tickled you did!
Aspiring Sage, Creative Maven, Fancier of Books, Guardian of Student Experiences, Inner Explorer, Lover of Living & Learning, Partisan of Play, Princess of Joy, Purveyor of Possibility, Vibrational Recalibrator.