I'm a breakthrough junkie. I really am. I've reached that point in my life - probably because of my age - where I don't want to keep spinning my wheels unnecessarily when all I have to do is make changes to improve. And nine times out of 10 it's within my power to get better.
I believe the same is true for you, too. You don't have to stay stuck, you don't have to go through another year without fulfilling several dreams or simply wishing your life was different. Things can happen for you. You can live the life you really want.
I recently looked at an area of my life that was just ok, and decided that status quo wasn't enough for me. So I determined what I wanted and worked toward the end goal with extreme focus for 24 hours to receive breakthrough. I approached the issue with the mindset that something had to shift, it was going to shift and I did my part.
I talk about frustration often because it's such a powerful indicator of areas needing attention in our lives. I've trained myself to pay attention when I speak the phrases, "This is frustrating," or "I'm frustrated because ..." Those words are arrows that point me to my next breakthrough because frustration isn't a place that I choose to camp out for extended periods of time.
When I'm on first calls with clients they regularly speak of being frustrated. That's a problem for them, yes, but it makes me smile because when they're really frustrated and connect with me that means they're ready to act. Recently I finished up with a 1-month client a week early. They spent the first 26 minutes of our 1-hour call telling me about all the great things that are now happening in their life, and so they're able to save the fourth call for a future date when a need arises.
That's exciting. Helping someone change their life for the better is ... it's beyond words sometimes. Anyway, I recorded a teaching sharing my 24-Hour Breakthrough strategy for those who want change fast and are highly self-motivated. But if that's not your cup of caffeine you can schedule a call or book a package with a few clicks of your mouse.
A 15-minute call, week package or even 24 short hours can change your life for the greater. I'm a witness.
I started running last night. For 15 minutes. I have to start somewhere since I hibernate during the cold months. I always begin my re-acclimation with walking first and then I get so bored with the slow pace that I have to run. So I walked three days and on the fourth I was ready for my first run of the year. Congrats, Me!
I'm using the MapMyRunTrainer app that has a couch-to-5K training plan. It starts with one day running every four days with 15 minutes of 3/2 run walks. I didn't follow that, of course. I wouldn't be Zari if I didn't adapt everything to fit me. I ran the whole 15 minutes and didn't rest the next day as the program suggested. I ran again today. And it felt so good. After the first 10 anyway. But I know myself, what I can handle and how to listen to my body. I know I can run (jog) 15 minutes without stopping even though I haven't run in four months.
I'm taking this as extreme encouragement for a wonderful running season ahead. I started earlier this year than ever since moving from a hot desert to a cold desert. Which either means I've adapted to 55 degrees being tolerable weather or spring is coming three months earlier this year. I'm hoping for the latter. Call me cutie, but I love 100 degrees.
Back to adapting things to fit me. That's what life is all about, right? We have to collect information, resources and strategies and then adapt them so they fit our lifestyles for maximum effectiveness. There are times when following instructions to a T matter. I've learned this ... the hard way. But as individuals, we have the right and necessity to mold things to what we need to be successful. This excludes being mean and nasty and breaking the law, claro que si.
For example, look below at the feedback I received from a client. I gave her an assessment and plan with strategies and it was up to her to implement in a way that worked for her need and family. I provided the outline for her just as the running app did for me, but she did the work to get the results she wanted and so do I. I want to get up to my normal run of 60 minutes 3-4 times a week, and while their plan is good it's slower than what I want as a 19-year runner.
If you need a plan for communication breakthrough, or anything else, schedule a call or book a package. I'll provide an outline and then you will get the results you want.
This was our first volunteer effort at 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities food bank. I'd been looking for a new opportunity because I no longer serve as a preschool volunteer at church. I did that for 10 years; but I stopped enjoying it so it was time to move on.
It's a great way to give back to the community and to practice and model service for my teen.
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