Lost your creative mojo?
Curiosity is something that has enhanced my life in more ways than I can count.
Be it something I’ve developed within my business that started out as a simple “Hmmm…I wonder if there’s a way to _____” or “I wonder what would happen if ______”…
Or, how staying curious about what’s going on for another person has helped enrich connections and solve problems within relationships…
Or, the immense pleasure I’ve gained from following my curiosity while wandering around a city or park when I travel – no particular place to go, merely following the lead of whatever inspires me to explore it further…
When we’re curious about what else is out there, what we haven’t seen, perspectives we might have overlooked… when we OPEN to what we haven’t heard or seen before, the possibilities quickly become endless when before they might have seemed scarce.
Curiosity is the answer. It seeds the mind, feeds the soul, and keeps things fresh.
BUT when our lives are frustrating, curiosity is often one of the first things to go!
I mean, when you’re frustrated and focused on just getting through the day and managing a lot of same-old-same-old, who has time to be curious?
Imagine walking around your whole day with no curiosity, no intrigue, no wonder, no spark to want to learn more, experience more, inquire more, listen more, or enjoy more.
How long would it be before THAT felt yucky?
Curiosity brings our creativity back, which allows us to be curious about EVERYTHING. Start with ONE thing. Get curious about having fun, get curious about the people in your life, get curious about learning new skills and new things. That curiosity builds a muscle of clarity that allows you to bring the energy of curiosity into other aspects of your life. And THIS opens doors. All of a sudden, those things about your dreams and your goals and your career and your relationships and your life as a whole, that seemed impossible before… Now you can see possibilties, because you practiced getting curious.
But building that curiosity muscle to the point where possibilities become ENDLESS is tough.
Curious to find out more?
Let’s connect for a free 1:1 assessment call where we will talk about your goals and your dreams and all of the things that haven’t felt possible before, and we will FIND the possibilities together.
We will expand your curiosity muscle and start to see how what wasn’t possible before, absolutely can be now.
You’ll walk away from our call not only with a stronger curiosity muscle and more possibilities in sight than before, but also with a roadmap to understanding exactly how to make those dreams and goals REAL.
Curious about YOU,
– in a 9-5 job
– drowning in student loan debt
– living in a basement apartment with my cat
At that time in my life, I had no shortage of complaints about these circumstances. And yet, each one of them informed and inspired me to move in the direction of what I wanted.
This is available for you too .
Your complaints and frustrations are a nudge from your inner wisdom about what’s not fully aligned for you.
This is GOLD!
Discontent is fuel for transformation. Sometimes tolerating too many “nos” in your life clutters up your mental bandwidth, making it difficult to be able to envision what you want with any degree of clarity or focus.
So, the good news:
When you hear those complaints and frustrations as a “no, this isn’t fully aligned for me” nudge … and you let that ‘NO’ go, you’ll have SPACE and will be that much more able to tune in and acknowledge the juicy awareness of the dreams and desires that are letting you know they are there.
“Nos” can serve as a powerful detour and avenue to an incredible amount of “yes”-filled clarity.
Your deepest dreams and desires await.
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Something I’ve long taught my coaching clients is that you can’t create what you can’t imagine.
I recently learned some fascinating brain science research that seems to suggest too that you can’t imagine what you can’t REMEMBER. << My overly simplistic version but keep reading to see that it’s not all that far-fetched, and why it matters!
Let me explain.
First, memory recall, across the board, is very inaccurate and therefore very unreliable. This is true across all ages. The evidence is abundant that your memory, and mine, is weak at best. From witness identification errors, to recalling personal circumstances of past experiences. It’s been widely documented that most memories are totally erroneous despite the fact that people believe they are remembering accurately.
Bottom line: When it comes to memory recall, inaccuracies are consistent.
This begs the question: If memory is so unreliable and inaccurate, what then is the evolutionary purpose of memory?
Scientists have wondered, if it’s not for the value of accurate recall, what is memory FOR?
Another important discovery: Those with memory disorders (whether due to a traumatic brain injury, or Alzheimer’s, or brain surgery where part of the brain was removed or impacted in a way that caused significant memory loss) … these folks don’t only have trouble recalling the past, they ALSO have tremendous difficulty imagining the future!
This fascinating fact has led scientists to a new theory about the evolutionary purpose of memory: That memory’s evolutionary life-sustaining purpose is less about accurate recall and more about how the function of memories enables and supports the ability to imagine the future.
Ok. Here’s where all these dots connect in my mind:
As someone whose entire educational foundation, extensive experience, and decades-long career has been centered around psychology, human behavior, and systems change … this brain science theory makes a whole lot of sense to me!
Here’s one way to think about it:
Imagining the future is a bit like painting a picture.
“Paint me the picture of what you would like your life to be. Help me see it with you.” << This is something I often ask my clients to do, so that I can see, imagine, delight in, and ultimately help them move forward to CREATE their desired future.
But – what if you were asked to paint a picture and you only had blue and black to paint it with?
How vivid a painting could you paint with just that limited palate?
Not very, amiright?
So … circling back to my opening statement that you can’t create what you can’t imagine, let’s break it down:
You can’t create what you can’t “see”.
And you can’t see what you can’t imagine.
And, perhaps too, you can’t imagine what you can’t remember…in the sense that memory serves as the palate you draw from, and therefore can create from.
The science suggests that memories support imagining!
And you know what imagining supports? Innovation.
Your memory therefore supports – or limits – your ability to design your future, to innovate about what’s possible.
Isn’t that fascinating?
THIS is why when a client comes to me feeling uncertain about what they want in their life and the picture of their desired future feels blurry and vague, a great place we often start is: remembering.
Drawing from your PAST, from your life experience, you have decades of recall opportunities about what you want to create, design, and experience going forward.
As you imagine, and reimagine, your future, a great place to start is to recall what has been fun, luscious, joyful, dynamic, nourishing, life-enhancing, and pleasure-filled from your past — be it 5 minutes ago, or when you were 5.
The science suggests that the more you are able to pull from what’s stored in your memory, the more colorful, luscious, and dynamic your future can be!
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Let’s reimagine together.
Happy new year! Something I’m celebrating as I step into the new year is I’ve begun drafting pieces, paragraphs, and even a few chapters for my next book!
You see, I’m going for my dreams. Bit by bit, I know they are mine. In part because I’m supported in creating and receiving them, and I’m so grateful for that.
Most people default to playing it safe and never really go for their dreams.
In their defense, there are so many valid and important reasons to be cautious and careful.
Maybe life has taught you to be this way. I know mine did.
Yet even despite this, I also know you’re eager to turn the corner on survival mode … to step into “thrival” and finally experience your life as not just what you have to do, but also what you wantto do.
It can be hard to know where to start.
But, pssst… guess what. You’ve already started!
By acknowledging this desire, even if in a quiet private way.
Even if you haven’t shared it with anybody, or said it out loud.
I’m so proud of you.
Acknowledging this inner knowing and this inner nudge is exactly how it starts.
This is the seedling within you, waiting to grow and blossom.
You water it, simply by noticing it. By turning towards, not away, from the fact that your desire for more is present.
Being with this desire, despite the circumstances, despite the doubts, despite your current surroundings, IS a start.
It starts with honoring that this desire, however vague or far-away-feeling it may be, is honest and true within you.
This takes incredible courage. In some ways maybe even more than someone who feels bold and big and brave about pushing their limits.
I see you, and I believe in you and your dreams. 💜
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Naysayers have an unfortunate amount of influence over whether you live your dreams, for this one reason: Your own self-doubt.
How often do we do something, not do something, or change how we do something because of what people say? Or even what we THINK people will say?
Deferring to others is a symptom of innate self-doubt. And when the people you’re deferring to are naysayers or people who don’t want to see you make any changes, it can be the nail in the coffin for your dreams.
I know it may sound like I’m being overly dramatic. But unfortunately, in many cases, this is exactly what happens.
When people don’t receive approval or support from others about their dreams, it’s often at this very moment that their dreams die on the vine.
What can make naysayer navigation doubly hard is when it comes from the voices close to us.
This is why – if you want to not just dream, but LIVE those dreams – building self-trust and self-mastery is imperative.
Because when we fully trust OURSELVES and our own vision and desires, and when we trust ourselves to ACT and to BE, the words and opinions of naysayers, don’t stop us. We live our dreams.
It’s also why it’s so important to have a naysayer navigation plan so that the dreams in your heart don’t wither up like a raisin in the sun.
Look, if this stuff was easy everyone would do it!
The key is to align yourself with the right support while you grow in your ability to trust yourself. When you do this, you are strengthening the very foundation that your dreams and goals are built on: YOU.
While doubts and questions are normal and natural, most people stop right there.
But – this is 100% preventable. With the right support in your corner, this won’t happen because when doubts pop up, we bust through them right away. As we face each doubt and obstacle together, you’ll gain a growing sense of bravery, confidence, and self-trust. When old habits and default ways of thinking start sneaking their way back in and seem so real, together we will shine a light of TRUTH on those doubts and naysayer opinions and recognize and reconnect to what YOU want so you can step back into how you can create it.
It’s hard, sometimes even impossible, to do it alone.
Sticking with it, investing in support, and staying with the process are what is going to really set you apart .
Want to work with me? Apply now for my free Top Shelf Assessment Call.
Together, we’ll build that self-trust and self-mastery so that you can finally realize the life you are wanting.