Pathway To Success Newsletter
Edition Number 10 ~ PATHWAY TO SUCCESS ~ November, 1998
Purpose and focus: To keep you updated on Success Coach's TM programs - current and future - to provide coaching through the mediums of technology and life!


Provided as a free service of Success Coach


"Act always as if the future of the universe depended on what you did, while laughing at yourself for thinking that whatever you do makes any difference."
a piece of Buddhist advice.

COACHES NOTES

The sounds of winter, y2k, global recession, and millennium madness whisper in my ear, demanding attention, focus, and energy. I, like so many people in our society, want to bury my head in the sand, and yet a part of me dares to stay present to the calling of the changes that permeate life as we know it. I do things that make me more educated, attending local workshops, lectures and giving my mind a chance to be open to the multiple realities that seem to be taking center stage in our future. And even I sometimes feel as if I am metaphorically like the people on the Titanic, who in their ignorance did not ever consider that there would ever be anything but a Titanic to take them safely home. There the journeyers were, barren of anything warm, in the cold, harsh seas of the ocean, stranded in unknown and unsafe territory. And today, in my infinite wisdom and ignorance I would like to believe that society as we know it will continue, just as it is. Therefore the whispers to prepare are little more than the panic of survalists or militia groups, who want us to believe in something that only crazed people would believe in. let alone actually consider of think about.

I am challenged, to say the least, to maintain objectivity, while asking others around me to think about basic life sustanance during times of chaos. We only need to look at our brothers and sisters in Nicaraqua to know that weather can play harsh jokes, that have far reaching consequences. We do not have to look far to see how a little care for basic survival needs would help us and our neighbors in a severe winter storm or a massive earthquake. I try to sit on the fence of awareness without panic, to be one in our society who acts as a microphone, who asks people from a basic level of self-responsibility to think about themselves, their neighbors in a very different way. I ask my clients to think about essential needs of heat, water, food and medical supplies, that will either help them or someone else, during times of great social and economical chaos. And, even in my "coaching" I see that I want to soften the message, and make it less threatening, which only serves to protect me and my audience from hearing their own truth and potential reality. The task is never easy, especially when you are asking all people to look deeper beyond the "normal" pace of life, and consider something that goes against the very fabric of our society. As a society, we have grown to expect that we will always be able to be, have and do everything that our heart desires and do not consider that one day our ship may sink, as we sit unprepared in our lifeboats in the cold seas of desperation.

I do not want to be the bearer of bad news or promote the prophecies of people who no longer inhabit this earth. What I do want to do is get you and those around you, thinking about potential changes, that are imminent. We know there will be weird weather patterns, we know there will be earth quakes and changes in the earth's atmosphere. We may not see the consequences for years or in our lifetime, but what If tomorrow looked very different from today? Would you be able to stand in a place of knowing how to care for your essential needs, and the needs of your family. In a society that is so interconnected, through technology and a global economy, it is a very useful question. Try living one day without your electricity, gas, phones, especially cellular phones. Would you be able to function and help your neighbors? What do you need to have in place to manage even the basic sanitation and safety concerns?

We are all vulnerable, but we are also at choice about our level of intention and action. There is no better time than the present! Look at your core needs, the needs of your family, and start doing some little things to put some systems in place to be in a state of wellness, even during times of great uncertainty. And if you do not know how to begin, call, e.mail and let me know that you are ready to take action. Together, we can plan and use the many resources that are available to begin to cover the basics for you and those around you. Change and transition is never easy, but it is an inevitable part of life. The one thing you can control is how easy or difficult the transition flows for you. I am here to support you through your own transitions and changes in life. Let's start now, so when the time comes, it will be much easier, emotionally, physically and financially!

Sending you great wisdom, strength and action!

Love & Life,

Becky


TEACHABLE MOMENTS

A Bank Account


Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today. To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!!

~My deepest gratitude and thanks to my friend, colleague and fellow-coach, Dr. Ann Williamson who continues to embue my life with light and wisdom! ~


Lighten Up!

Introducing the New Calendar

NEG FRI FRI FRI THU WED TUE
8 7 6 5 4 3 2
16 15 14 12 11 10 9
23 22 21 20 19 18 17
32 30 28 27 26 25 24
39 38 37 36 35 34 33
Instructions:

1. This is a special calendar for handling rush jobs. All rush jobs are wanted yesterday. With this calendar a job can be ordered on the 7th and deliverd on the 3rd.

2. Most jobs are required by Friday, so there are three Fridays in every week.

3. There are eight new days added to each month to allow for end-of-the month panic jobs.

4. There is no 1st of the month - thus avoiding late delivery of the previous month's last-minute panic jobs.

5. Monday morning hangovers are abolished all together by non-productive Saturdays and Sundays.

6. A new-day - Negotiation Day has been introduced keeping the other days free for uninterrupted panic.

~Special thanks to Paul Haugen, who has been a gift in the journey of my life.~


Failure is always a safe, familiar, no-risk refuge, a known experience; it focuses on new of testing responsibilities upon one. Success, on the other hand, is unknown territory and a high-risk business; the very life-style it imposes is full of relentless demands for even better performances and achievements. anon

Have a great month!


Love & Life,

Becky




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