(Reprinted from a Simply Celebrate newsletter, April 5, 2018)
I’m packing up right now to take myself on my quarterly overnight vision retreat.
This is a gift I give myself to get perspective on my life.
No internet. No phone service.
Lots of meditation, reflection, and contemplation. (And my favorite books, music, and foods!)
The universe gave me a lil going away gift this morning: I awoke with a line from a poem in my head: “What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (From Mary Oliver’s poem, The Summer Day.)
That line inspired me to want to talk to you about something really essential.
Recently I was certified as a High Performance Coach. You’ve likely heard me talk about Brendon Burchard — and this is a certification program he created through his High Performance Institute.
What I love so much about this program is that it is holistic. It isn’t just about helping people be successful at work. In Brendon’s words, “high performance living is the ongoing feeling of full engagement, joy, and confidence that comes from consistently living from your best self.”
That “best self” is who you are in your family, who you are with your friends, who you are with yourself, who you are at work, who you are with your health, who you are with your spirituality … who you are as a whole person!
After my morning meditation, I rushed into my studio to talk to you about all of this.
I hope you’ll take the nine minutes to listen.
And please comment on the blog and let me know what it sparks for you.
I’ve been practicing joy, mindfulness, and celebration for 20+ years and it means everything to me to have you on this journey with me. You inspire me to keep reaching for new levels of what it means to live as my best self.
Okay. I better go pack up my stuff and head to the hills!
Don’t forget to take nine minutes and listen to my audio, okay!
Seek celebration — even in the dark corners,
💜 P.S. That photo at the top of the page was taken a couple weeks ago at the High Performance Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. “Live, Love, Matter” is Brendon Burchard’s tagline for his work. But it is so much more than that. It is a reminder to all of us to ask ourselves daily, “Did I live?” “Did I love?” “Did I matter?” (There are so many insightful questions that can wake us up, aren’t there?!)