Just like starting over…

Hello, hope you are having a great day! I am back on the blogosphere and planning to post on a few great lifestyle and health topics over the next few months. The last little while has been challenging and some great research and material erupted from this turmoil. I first started working with a wonderful “success coach” I had met at a conference . The weekly phone sessions woke me up on many levels and certainly pushed me beyond my comfort zone; topics covered were as varied as the issues we face on a daily basis when managing a growing business, how to balance professional and other personal goals, and as a business owner this was the hardest, learning to delegate, automate or eliminate tasks. It was amazing to discover how much busy work actually clutters productivity in a typical week. Now I can actually take a whole day off away from checking in, usually Saturday, which had not occurred in many years. Bingo. Work smarter, get better results, enjoy life more. Next step was revisiting the gym, so I enrolled in a few months of bi-weekly intense private training in a small studio downtown with nowhere to hide, and kept a journal of other workouts on alternate days such as hiking with the dogs and biking. Things were looking up! Then by end of July, the ultimate A-ha moment hit: life does not always go as planned and no level of planning can prevent you from experiencing hardship – whether it is on the health front or in your loved ones’ lives. However, I found with the right support network of coaches, specialists, true friends, and unshakable belief that everything will be all right, getting trough each day in a calm serene state became easier and easier, until full acceptance settled in. This challenge had come to teach me patience. The power to adapt has proven to be the most essential tool in the shed. Knowing when to shift the ship’s original course to ensure everyone is secure on-board and not be so stubborn to stick to an original plan and pace at all cost, that lesson is truly crucial when navigating through life. Here we are now right back on track, wiser, stronger, with so much respect for life and for everyone who shows resilience in the face of adversity. Strategic improvements to our work-life balance were made, and focus on quality of life is no longer wishful thinking – it is life saving. Learning to go with the flow, never settling for less than what you stand for, without getting so carried away that your core is shattered by blinding light. Learn to turn this new energy to power up the rest of your journey, remaining grateful for this second chance and letting it enlighten you as you reach out to others going through similar life changes, paying it forward. That’s what life is all about.

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