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LoveGram: Who do you want to be today?

Hey there, beautiful friend!

Today I send you a double rainbow.

I send you a four-leaf clover right there, where you are about to step.

I send you a tiny bug, inching its way across the sidewalk, doing its best to get where it wants to go.

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Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram. 

In today’s LoveGram, I share a very simple practice with you that you can do in the morning —or any time at all— to help you remember who you want to be in the world.

You will love this tiny tool!

(To listen to the audio, just click over to this page, scroll down, and hit “play” on the audio player.)

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This practice is deceptively simple.

You’ll see.

If you try it, you will feel a big impact from just a little bit of “work.”

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[Spoiler alert]I know that some of you may prefer to read rather than listen. So, I’m gonna give you the nuts and bolts right here.

Ready?

What you want to do right after you’ve awoken in the morning — while you are having your tea, when you are out on your run, while you are in the shower, while you are simply sitting watching the morning begin, or whatever — is to take a few minutes to think about all the things you have on your plate for the day.

THEN … ask yourself this question: “Who do I want to be?”

Do this for every activity on your schedule.

  • Who do I want to be when I have that Zoom call with my work?
  • Who do I want to be when I have lunch with my sister?
  • Who do I want to be when my kids come home from school?
  • Who do I want to be when I have that challenging conversation I’ve been dreading?

My mentor, Brendon Burchard, suggested you assign three specific words to how you want to feel. If you have a meeting with your boss, maybe you want to be confident, collaborative, and open.

For that difficult conversation I mentioned up above, maybe you want to be brave, honest, and loving.

When you are with your children, after dinner, perhaps you want to playful, open, and present?

That’s it!

Or, as they used to say at the end of Looney Tunes, the-the-that’s all folks!

If you want to hear a more in-depth explanation of why this is so powerful, listen to your audio LoveGram now!

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Thank you, as always, for being here. I love sharing life with you.

I know you. I see your generous heart.

I know you want to bring more life into your life.

I applaud you for being this kind of person. The people in your life love you for this, too.

Be intentional.

Be courageous.

Be willing to step out of the same-ole, same-ole and live into who and how you want to be.

You will be so happy that you did!

I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

LoveGram: Surprise someone with this!

Hey there, beautiful friend!

Today I send you a striped, multi-colored croquet set, ready for play.

I send you a man wearing an orange beret, riding a green bicycle with a small dog in the basket.

I send you a hummingbird, right outside of the window, like she’s saying “Wheeee!”

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Welcome to your Sunday audio LoveGram.

In today’s LoveGram, we are continuing our conversation about how to be the one to deepen and elevate your relationships.

Hey — I just noticed those two words: going deep or going higher. Creating more meaning and also more lightness!

This is a new phase in the world and it is time for us to acknowledge that relationships are essential to our well-being and our sense of belonging in the world.

Relationships help us grow.

They challenge us to see more, experience more, and feel more!

Listen to today’s Audio LoveGram all about this topic.

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Two weeks ago, in a LoveGram called “Be The One,” we explored ways to begin conversations so our connection would be uplifting and would cultivate positive feelings. (Instead of connecting via complaint, which can be an unconscious habit for many of us!)

Last week, we explored how to “Press the Pause Button” when we are hurt or feeling angry so that we could intentionally choose to come from a place of love.

Today, we are talking about creating a container that encourages simple adventure, play, and novelty.

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In today’s audio LoveGram, I tell you a story about going to an Open House with my beau, Ian. We aren’t looking to buy a house and we actually never stepped foot into that house for sale, however, driving to that Open House was like a mini road trip!

Simply by “putting a frame around it” or “creating a container” we experienced our time together in an entirely new way. It was amazing!

Instead of simply driving back to his house, which is what we had been doing, suddenly everything seemed technicolor and fascinating.

Look at that! Look at that! We saw all kinds of interesting things as we circled the streets, in search of this Open House.

As it turned out, the Open House was closed by the time we arrived. Haha.

However, we parked in front of it and turned that closed Open House into more novelty for ourselves.

Listen to the LoveGram to hear what we did, because this is something I want YOU to do!!

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I give you several variations on this “adventure” because I want you to commit to something like this with someone in your life.

The next time you and your spouse or child or BFF are slated to spend some time together, I want you to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.

I give you some simple ideas that don’t cost any money or require any special landscape! Listen to today’s audio, create some novelty, then please email me and let me know how it went!!

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I know you. I see your generous heart.

I know you want to bring more life into your life.

I applaud you for being this kind of person. The people in your life love you for this, too.

Be intentional.

Be courageous.

Be willing to step out of the same-ole, same-ole and create a magical moment.

You will be so happy that you did!

I can’t wait to hear!!

Seek celebration — even in dark corners,

xo Sherry

 

P.S. Here’s a link to the Coldplay song, “Adventure of a Lifetime.”