Does everything you do feel like work—even holidays? Then today’s ritual is for you! Embrace to joy, freedom and passion of connecting with your inner child. You might just recover your lost passion for dance or auto racing and within that discovery, unearth your reason for being at the right place at the right time.
When I was five, I was visited by a vision. I'll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me. In middle school, I would sit quietly at my desk adding up the years to figure out exactly when my life would turn around.
Around that same time, my grandfather returned from a business trip from Japan with a unique gift—a genuine lovely kimono. It was far to big for me, at the time, and I imagined what the beautiful red fabric covered in ribbons of orange yellow and green flowers would look like on my future self.
We all perform rituals every day: from making the morning coffee to driving to buying groceries or even to going to the dentist. Here’s what happens: We say we’re going to make the coffee, we make the coffee and then we drink the coffee.
How is that a ritual? You ask.
1. It starts with an intention: “I am going to make the coffee.”
2. The intention is followed by an action: Making and drinking the coffee.
3. Completion: You feel energized by the coffee.
To take this a step further, say you want a new job, but don’t feel qualified. By performing a ritual to remove the energetic obstacle between you and the new job, you create a new path to receiving information about how to achieve your go and stand a much better chance of ge...
Yesterday, as I was cleaning out my office, deciding whether or not to keep my worn copies of “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” I stumbled across a hardbound book with an equally long name—“How to Drive Your People Wild Without Driving Them Crazy.”
Before I even opened up the hardcover to peek inside, I knew there was no question about keeping this one. This book and the author’s personal inscription are the reasons why I will never, ever give up pursuing my dreams.
Sitting in my comfy office chair, I closed my eyes and remembered how this all came to pass. The new architectural high-rise in Kansas City was the perfect location for a new coaches retreat. Our group had been meeting on conference c...