People who want:
- less stress and more happiness
- a life that’s creatively fulfilling and calls forward their unique gifts and talents
- the serenity that comes with genuine self-confidence
- greater clarity about the choices available and how to make them
- more peace with their family and co-workers
- to experience all aspects of life while feeling centered and calm
- more courage in the face of not knowing “how it’s going to turn out”
From a talk, Fearless Filmmaking, presented to the San Diego Filmmakers.
Does this sound familiar?
- You’re successful, but something is missing.
- You’ve lost the passion you once had for your work. You’re “phoning it in.”
- The people working for you are unhappy, disinterested, and unsupportive.
- It’s time for a change. Or things are changing. And the future looks bleak.
- You keep asking, What’s my purpose in this life?
- You’re doing things that create chaos and hurt the people you love – including yourself. It’s time to do something different.
- Since the break up, you’re pessimistic about ever falling in love or feeling intimacy again.
These are challenging. I know, I’ve been there.
What I learned was:
- Creating a fulfilling life is an “inside job.” Empowerment begins with the courage to examine my thoughts, beliefs, and feelings.
- All people, circumstances, and events in my life are a mirror image of how I am treating myself.
- There are tools available to end suffering and get you moving forward again – one step at a time (the good news: one of the tools is having fun).
- The support of an experienced mentor, coach or therapist is essential in turning immovable challenge into meaningful change.
- The most effective form of leadership, at home or in your profession, is to walk your talk. In other words: Be what you want those around you to be.
- Every “crisis,” every “mistake” is a learning opportunity. When we let go of negative self judgments, take action, and apply the wisdom we’ve gained – really good stuff happens.