What Do You See? It’s CHANGE!!

“In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” –Eric Hoffer

WELL…..SO MUCH for all those “MOTIVATIONAL “ ideas for 2020.  It’s all turned into putty.  Down the tubes. Done deal. Due to a Virus. And it’s all pointing to one thing:  CHANGE. Starting in March of 2020, we began CHANGE.  Then April. Next, May. And on and on and on. Change means discomfort. It can bring much pain. And this one brings more than its share of Depression and Anxiety.  So what can I pull out of my Motivational-Life-Coaching bag of tricks? It’s simply this: I will embrace the NEW.  I will dive into the NEW NORMAL.  I WILL make it through this.

That’s it, folks. That’s all I got.

I will.  I Will.  I WILL!!!

 

 

 

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What Do You See in the Mirror?

Happy New Year!!  2020 is going to be Awesome!! Or, at least “maybe” awesome. Ok……it actually may suck.  It’s all up to you, and how you react/respond to the next 12 months.  Here’s one small suggestion that really helps me in a new year.  I put Post-it notes on my Mirror. That makes it my ACCOUNTABILITY Mirror! Whether it’s your personal goal,  career goal, or your Huge Dream, put it up there where you can see it every day.  Let it hold you accountable to take small steps DAILY toward one of those goals. See it. Use it. Do it.  Now……GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!

Trying So Hard Not To Cry

My attention was grabbed early this morning by an article in

INC. magazine entititled “Trying So Hard Not To Cry.” The article

chronicles the story of Bill Murphy Jr. and his one day journey in

his worst job ever.  When interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning about that

day, the reporter noticed on his notes from that terrible day the words, “Trying

so hard not to cry.”  I’VE BEEN THERE. So have you.  Sadly, I find

myself there all too many times these days.  It comes when I turn on

the news. One network. I’m there. The other network, same feelings.

It’s all based on that 4 letter word that seems to run our WORLD these days.

H A T E .

I’m TRYING and TRYING to just run my life on LOVE 24/7 during these times.

Politics?  Default to LOVE . Religion? Default to LOVE. Sports?  Same…..

I don’t know if I’m making any difference or not, but I’m dang sure gonna try.

Because I’m TIRED of feeling like I’m trying so hard not to……You know what.

 

 

Opening Day!!!

Nope. It’s not baseball opening day. That’s another 82 days away. It’s opening day at iCoachLife. The Bill Speight Company.  INSPIRE Inc. Franklin TN. is our new location, and I’m officially in love. The atmosphere. The Vibe. The new office complex, The Reserve at Cross Creek. Amazing people, all of them.  We exist here to help you. Change you. Lead you. Push you. Make you new. Renewed. Restored. Come see us.  The coffee is brewing. We stand ready…..ready to lead your life to the CHANGE you so need and desire. It’s opening day around here, and it feels Like the Yankees and Red Sox. Play ball!!!

The End and The Beginning

It’s that time of the year. The END of 2018. Heading toward the Beginning of the NEW YEAR.  All those questions come floating up. Did I do enough? Did I ACCOMPLISH enough?  Did ANY of my Dreams for 2018 come true??  Here’s what I know: You TOOK STEPS.  Maybe small….maybe medium…..maybe a HUGE one or 2.  But you are now closer to that dream of yours than ever before!  Time to keep stepping.  Time to keep working.  Plan. Pray. Step. REPEAT. 2019 is coming!  It CAN be your year. Roll up your sleeves, put on a pot of coffee. Plan. Pray. Step. REPEAT.  Now…….GO!!

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One step at a time

Simplicity is key to progress. We oftentimes stop ourselves from progressing forward because we overwhelm our minds with what we know we “should” get done or “want” to get done rather than what we CAN get done.

Taking one step at a time is the true catalyst to change…because it’s POSSIBLE. Here are a few first steps to get you moving, so stop thinking this weekend and start doing!  

 

-Take a walk outside
-Read one chapter of a book you’ve been meaning to “get to”
-Eat one healthy snack
-Say a quick prayer
-Type out one goal you have for next week
-Tell someone what they mean to you
-Listen to your favorite music

 

 

Life changes here

If we could summarize our office in three words, they’d be: Life. Changes. Here.

At iCoachLife, we’re in the business of life change. Our one guaranteeis that each person who walks through our doors, walks back out with the action steps they need to take them to the next level in their life…which is exactly why we’ve adopted “life changes here” as our business motto.

Many people ask what differentiates us from counselors, so we explain it like this:

  • Life coaching is focused on the futureand is fueled by the motivation of moving forward, while counseling is focused on resolving issues of the past.
  • Counseling is focused on what was, while life coaching is focused on what will be. 

We want to see you changed.
We want to see you transformed.

We want to grab you on the way in the door, and watch you leave changed for the better. We set a high standard for ourselves, and we hold each client to that same standard.

So stop by for a visit and to see what we can do for you. It doesn’t matter what choices you’ve made or what path you’re on now…what matters is where you’re headed next. Let us point you in the right direction so you can see for yourself how life changes here.

Surround sound

I don’t know about you, but when I’m watching a movie, I like it best with surround sound. I guess it does a better job of making me feel like I’m right there in the middle of all the action; it makes the movie come alive. 

Think about the dream you have for your life and imagine it playing like a movie. Does your surround sound make your dream come alive? If not, it’s time to reevaluate who and what you’re allowing yourself to listen to.  

We all have our own personal surround sound. Whether it’s the voices of the people around us, or our own self-talk, we are constantly absorbing “surround sound.” These voices are critical in determining whether or not we believe we have what it takes to live out our dreams, and it’s why words are so powerful and transformational. 

Take some time today to become aware of the words you’re hearing on a constant basis. What kind of friends do you allow to influence you? What kind of music do you listen to? What kind of words do you speak to yourself throughout the day? Determining whether or not your surround sound is life-giving to you, is a key factor in determining whether or not you’re giving life to your dreams and purpose. 

 

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The countdown is on

What do you get when a 26-year-old dreamer and 62-year-old goal-setter meet? The answer is movement…and not just in terms of progress, but in our case, a literal movement.

As we’ve been preparing the roll-out of Project 26/62: Age-old wisdom for young dreams, we’re finding that the road ahead is steeped in possibilities and filled with opportunities.

For you, the audience, it is an oasis of tools and experiences designed to get your dream off the ground, to the finish line, or anywhere in between.

Our hope is that it will equip you, empower you, and inspire you to put one foot in front of the other and take the next small step.

Project 26/62 is coming soon…

 

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Lace up

By: Bill Speight

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve recently welcomed Jordan Oliver to iCoachLife. Jordan is 26 and I’m 62…and together, we’re quite the team. (And the way we joined forces is quite the story, too…but that’s for the next post…)

In the world we’re living in today, a team this different wouldn’t look like it stands a chance…and that’s exactly why we’ve partnered up.

Jordan and I may have years between us, but we both have one thing in common: we want to see if unity and healing are possible in such a broken world. One way we’re beginning our experiment, is by launching Project 26/62: Age-old wisdom for young dreams; a creative platform for a 26 and 62-year-old like us to discuss our points of view on relevant topics. The website is currently under construction and will be ready for launch next month.

As we’ve been writing and recording, planning and discussing, we’ve found that although it can be challenging to step into the others’ shoes, it’s necessary.

It’s necessary to have the experience and wisdom of those who walk ahead of us; and it’s necessary to have the passion, energy and relevance of those before us if we want to watch our dreams manifest.

So this is our official invitation to join the journey. Grab your walking shoes, but don’t tie them too tightly…you’ll be trying on a few other pairs along the way.

 

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