As you can imagine, life wasn’t easy! I didn’t know that by committing myself to being right, I was only seeing things from my perspective. This created friction, frustration, and fractured my relationships.
I didn’t know that we all have unique filters through which we to see ourselves, others and the world in a particular way, that may or may not match someone else’ perspective. When your partner is convinced that his perspective is right and you feel the same way, your relationship may hit an impasse, creating hurt, pain and miscommunication.
Changing your perspective will help you stop judging yourself and others and instead, look for further information and clarification.
When you release your belief that ‘it’s ‘my way or the highway,’ and look at the situation from their vantage point, you will see how alternative ways of viewing the situation can alleviate negative emotions. It’s a great way to challenge what you believe and open yourself to new or different perspectives. This can, in turn, create a greater awareness and sensitivity, and more harmonious relationships.
You may find yourself much happier!
© 2014 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment Inc. – all rights reserved.
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In January I created a list of goals and commitments I’d like to accomplish by years end. Then life got in the way! My constant travel and a steady stream of visitors have proven incredibly distracting. What about you? Are you distracted, frustrated or tempted to give up on your commitments to yourself?
Don’t do it!
You can do, have and be anything you want. Quantum science has proven that we are 99% pure potential energy. We are much grander than our physical bodies. Even bigger than the Universe!
What are some things you can do to embrace and step into your grandeur?
Are you paying attention to your vibrational frequency? The energy you send out is what comes back to you, so pay attention to how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling down, raise your vibration through appreciation and positive thoughts, so your life will reflect your positivity.
Are you practicing self-care? January had a strong push to accomplish your goals, especially if you took time off for the holidays. Hold that commitment, but don’t forget that you need rest, good food, exercise, love and positive attention for yourself, and from yourself. Take care of you first and trust that everything else will follow.
If you are still hanging on to leftover “stuff” from last year, it’s time to let it go or you’ll carry it forward.
Whatever you need to do, take the time to love yourself and hold your focus. You deserve a great 2014!
© 2014 MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment Inc. All rights reserved
Are you finding life happening quickly and easily or does it feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle?
I remember growing up, trying to please my family by doing things that didn’t feel good to me. It wasn’t right for me to live according to their rules. What about you? Are you living your authentic life? Living, working and playing in authenticity is the key to having things go your way. Life tends to fall into place with doors of opportunity opening consistently when you are who you are meant to be instead of a poor imitation of someone else.
As you go about your week, ask yourself these key questions to determine if you’re living authentically. “Am I doing what I want to do or what other people expect from me?” “Am I making this decision from fullness and love or from scarcity and fear?” “If time and money were no object, would I say yes to this decision?”
Staying on track and being authentic can take awhile to get used to since most of us have been programmed to do what it expected or what will gain approval from others. That, however, is not living YOUR truth. By not being authentic you sidestep your path to joy and fulfillment.
Who do you know yourself to be? Use this as a basis for your all your decisions and great things will start to happen.
If you would like to confidently align with your purpose, accelerate your growth and unleash your creative genius, take my brief survey at www.marbethdunn.com/survey and we’ll set up a FREE consultation.
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This is the time of year when most people make plans, dream big and start thinking about how they can strategically make things happen. You may have noticed that “making things happen” seems really easy for some people, while for others, it’s more grueling. What’s the secret to making it easy? Being in alignment.
When you’re looking to create the kind of life you want, it’s critical that you are doing whatever is most aligned with your deepest core values. When what you’re doing isn’t what you most want or in sync with what’s important to you, you are out of alignment and that’s when things get difficult.
Your highest self is an intuitive genius that always has the answers and always knows what is best for you. That’s why staying in alignment, with your head and heart connected, is so necessary to creating a life that feels magical and joyful.
Take some time today to get quiet and still and ask yourself the questions you feel need answers. The answers are there if you’ll allow yourself the space to hear them.
Try as you might, moving forward can be extremely difficult and sometimes, impossible if you don’t release the past. Let it go so you can heal. Until you do, it’s almost impossible to fully embrace your future.
Forgiveness is the key to a future that is full of hope and different outcomes. As Einstein famously said, “Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” As long as you are carrying forward the hurt, anger, shame or guilt associated with events from your past, you’re holding onto to the same mind set, while simultaneously hoping for a different future.
Give yourself the gift of a new mindset and forgive the people, places and things of your past so that you have a fresh, clean canvas of the mind to create new relationships and new experiences. Forgiveness isn’t for other people, it’s for you.
When you truly forgive the things of your past, the door opens to love and love heals all things. Now you can live through the lens of love and that will bring you joy.
Let this be your year to SHINE! I am accepting a few select coaching clients. Take the brief survey at http://marbethdunn.com/survey and we contact you shortly to set up your FREE Joy Readiness Assessment Consult with me.
©2014 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment, Inc. All rights reserved
Don’t you just love new beginnings? It’s always such a great time to reflect, take stock and start thinking of what’s possible. One of the things I love most about the beginning of a new year is that it allows me to release all the things of my past that no longer serve me.
When you look back at 2013, what do you see that you would like to release? Maybe you’ve had to end relationships because they weren’t healthy for you. Maybe you’ve let go of certain elements of your job that weren’t resonating with you. Perhaps you’ve released unhealthy habits that aren’t good for your body or unhealthy thoughts and beliefs that aren’t healthy for your mind.
Whatever you’ve released or are going to release, the important thing is to make sure you really do release it and let it go. When you do that, you create space for what’s possible, what’s good and what will create joy.
© 2014 MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment Inc. All rights reserved
How sexy is your life? Most people tend to think of “sexy” as something sexual but you can definitely have a sexy life by becoming more aware of the sensual nature of seemingly every day things.
Think about a warm, sunny day for instance. How aware are you of the feeling of warmth or the caress of the sun directly on your face or shoulders? Feel the breeze if there is one or the sultry way the air hangs still if there is no breeze.
Or take the opposite weather condition and notice how deliciously clean the cold air is and the beauty of the snow or icicles as they glisten. This is being sexier and having a life that is sexy!
To live a fully “sexy” or more sensual life, be careful to pay attention to everything that is going on around you. Use all five of your senses to enhance your daily experiences. What are you seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling? Understanding that there is “sexy” in the everyday is a great way to get more joy into your life.
©2013 MarBeth Dunn & Destination Empowerment, Inc. – all rights reserved