POINTS FOR PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS
By Jeffrey D. Brown
a changing world, it's not uncommon to find yourself
faced with the unfamiliar, where things look similar
to something in the past, but the moment requires
a new approach, a new way of thinking, and a new set
how do you navigate change? Sometimes, surrendering
old ways of thinking and doing are required in order
to discover a more effective way, something better
suited to the demands of today. But, if you are to
surrender, what do you surrender to?
mentor of mine taught that surrendering to a place
of larger knowing, a sense of the Universal Spirit
within us, yields the right results. This is advice
that has proven valuable to many of my clients through
the years. But how do we surrender?
coach clients to follow a heartfelt sense of what
they deeply want in life, to explore an inner sense
of who they are, beyond limited self-concepts, and
to look deeply into their own intuitive sense of what
to do next, given what they know and what is available.
When faced with radical change, it helps to use your
a simple sequence to explore when you're feeling overwhelmed
and uncertain of what's next:
Sit quietly for a moment.
Feel the pace and depth of your breath. Notice if
you can, your heartbeat.
For just a moment, surrender your body weight to whatever
you are resting on.
Bring to mind the question or concern that you have.
Ask your inner self what the most loving solution
to this challenge would be.
Ask your self what action to take in response to this
Ask your self who you will become by taking this action.
If who you will become is aligned with who you want
to be, choose several simple things you can do to
Knowing what you now know, take a moment to practice
gratitude for all the good in your life. Find something
simple you are grateful for, and rest for a moment
in this sense of loving gratitude. Give thanks for
what you now have and for the opportunity to express
your new insight through action.
did you discover on your journey inward? How often
do you allow yourself to surrender "what must
be done" to your inner knowing for guidance?
Who can you look to for support as you apply these
insights in your daily life?
a coach, I regularly remind clients to take a moment
and pose challenging questions to that part of them
that can provide the answer. I'll guide them through
a sequence for accessing inner knowing, and then,
based on what they find, we'll work together to develop
strategies for implementing the wisdom gained.
its finest, this is where the real magic of coaching
occurs. And, it's a wonderful reminder for us that
the answers to life's really big questions are best
you be blessed with wonderful change(s)!
Jeffrey is a business and personal coach specializing
in progressive wellness, emotional intelligence and
everyday spirituality in business and life.