Teamwork Succeeds. Renegade Burns Out.

It’s a funny thing about life. When we shut loved ones out of our heart–whether from being hurt or from being angry–we close the door on some of the most important aid we can receive in this life.
As 2010 begins, it would be an important activity for you to find a quiet place and ponder the relationships in your life…and which ones you want to build during this coming year.

We’re not talking about toxic relationships. No, we want you to ponder on who the three most valued people are in your life, and then analyze the health of the relationship. Is there something you can do to improve it?

Remember: teamwork for anything will succeed when people are “on the job” looking out for others’ successes, in addition to his or her own. Being a renegade–someone who insists on going it alone–leads to burn out and loneliness.

Now that January is here, here’s a simple suggestion. Pull out your journal and write down the names of three people who matter most to you. As you work through 2010 toward your dreams, make sure you are building relationships long with your success goals and dreams acquisitions.

For, don’t you want to share your future “having arrived” with someone?

For the Thing You Desire

The last post is so important that we felt to reiterate it here. You have to make a place in your heart for the thing you desire, for it to be willing to come and grace your life.

Go back and re-read last week’s post. Ponder on it. Journal about it. What does it mean to you? Then write us and let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

You Must Make a Place in Your Heart for Success

Ever see a butterfly land on a flower? It doesn’t just “chunk” itself down. No, it effortlessly lands on a petal here, a leaf there. Beauty is always full of grace.

Success can feel like a butterfly at times. When you approach it lightly, sincerely, willingly, it gracefully remains. But if you’re freaking out about deadlines, about pressure, about “must”s or “should”s or “have-to”s, you will scare away the butterflies of success with all that movement.

One of the simplest ways to invite success into your life is to still yourself and to open your heart. Are you ready for success? Are you a willing host or hostess? Do you invite it by the stillness of your soul inside?

You must prepare a place in your heart for success, much as you would a visitor who is coming to stay in your home. For her, you would pull out the fresh linens, washcloths, guest soap and towels. You would spruce up your home, expectantly waiting for your prized visitor. You would watch out the window during her expected time of arrival.

So, is this how you prepare for success in your life? Do you eagerly look for “her”? Or do you bang around, forcing your way through life, screaming at the injustices that surround you? Complaining at setbacks? Snarling at others’ successes?

Those who are successful have made a place in their heart for winning, for ease, for abundance for themselves and for others. If you’re still working on this, that is fine. It takes time to learn how to be still, still enough for a butterfly to visit and to stay. Just know that when you’re ready, and have quieted the “freaking out” and gentled the “must”s, lady success is far more likely to gently grace your life’s petals.