I know what I want.
I need to know how to get what I want!

I want to know HOW to:  Re-create a life that brings me passion
  • Start a new new business
  • Bring a service or product to life
  • Make my idea a reality and create a solid plan of action that stirs my grits and gets me moving in the morning
  • Design the perfect transition steps to get from here to there

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Return To Yourself

TOSHIBA Exif JPEGThe above title (from a favorite Enigma album) is an action plan in three words. Whenever I listen to this particular cut of music, I close my eyes, the lyrics helping me to get in touch with this reservoir that I call self love.

I sometimes have the same challenges that my clients tell me about — “I am so busy doing all the time, I don’t have time for me. “Ahhhh” I respond (knowing that I am also a guilty part to busy-ness.) “Let’s talk about everything you are doing, put that list aside, and then make a list of what brings you true happiness, exciting energy…the passion you keep burying because there is always so much to do!”

And then, if you choose, you can sift through all of the items and decide what is most important to you.

And then, if you choose, you can create an achievable passionate action plan based on your priorities.

And then, if you want or need support to reach your goals, I am here for you. And, I would bet, that there are many persons in your life who would create that support — IF you chose to ask them. (Why are we so reticent about asking for help, anyway?!)

Turning inwards, you can re-analyze, re-discover, re-generate — all of the concepts which refuel your life’s journeys. You can, if you wish, practice the art of ‘returning to yourself.’

This article can be used as a concise framework for you to consciously explore what’s working for you and what isn’t. For instance, what are your buried passions? Are you confused about how to reach your goals, successes, whatevers? Are you spending lengthy amounts of time spinning your wheels, stuck in the present moment? Or in the past? Do you feel like there is some thing or some one trying to interfere with the momentous vision you hold for yourself?

I credit several of my successes to attending many women’s retreats, especially those in Montana, that provided the visionary spaces to open wide, where I could escape from all of life’s demands and be in a safe circle of women who challenged me to reach into that sometimes-scary self that keeps my engine running. Because I can appreciate the value of escaping from every-day life at home or work, I am providing a women’s retreat at Tucker House Inn (a #1 B & B) on San Juan Island, exactly for that purpose — to create a sacred space where twelve women can find that blessed quiet time to get clear and focused about where they are now and what their next steps are. The dates are February 20th to the 22nd, Friday evening through Sunday mid day.

There is more information about this special gathering on my site (sharonhooper.com). However, I wish for you, this week, to start making that passion list of your own. You don’t have to do anything with it except to get in touch with that often-neglected soul’s yearning to live the life that tugs at you unexpectedly. You know…the silent voice that says now is the time; and then you can add the words, I don’t have to do this alone. What is your vision?

 

 

Coming Clean With Your Own Truth

truth pictureIt’s true. I haven’t blogged for weeks. None of my words seemed to work together. I probably started to write something at least 15 times, but the syllables rang hollow as they floated before my eyes. And…I knew why!

I was struggling to write what I thought others wanted to hear. You know the message – write words that will help others on their journeys to success. Give them ideas, facts, information on how-to-do something. Blah blah blah. But, all that kept flashing in my head were the words share your personal story. Tell people what happened along the way…the happiness,  the childhood traumas, the many successes, the dark tunnels. We’ve all been there, experiencing multiples of transitions since forever.  I bet that some of you right now, as you read this, are squirming just a little bit simply thinking about sharing your truth with untold numbers of strangers.

Then my doubting mind became brighter, and I asked myself, what if only three people who read my words are inspired?  I began to imagine the ripple effect of three persons inspired to make life-changing transformations because of one sentence, one short story.

In order to make decades-long stories concise – at this moment – I have decided to share what I’ve learned along the way in no particular sequence, daring my hands to type on well-worn computer keys which have witnessed countless events.

So this is my public announcement. I am giving myself, finally, permission to write whatever comes up. I will share stories of the past and visions of the future. If a nugget captures your attention along the way, and you would like to know more, drop me a line. Coming out of the writing closet is going to take courage.

You can do this too. Please join me today, whatever your schedule and:

On a clean piece of paper, write: one thing in my life that has touched me deeply.

It can be short, or long, one sentence or twenty. Keep your writing in a safe place; add something tomorrow, or in a few days. Reflect on what you’ve written and ask yourself…Did that one short thought alter my path in any way?  I’m here to help you explore, discover, focus and create the perfect plan of action to make your visions and dreams come true. Contact me and let me know what’s happening with you and how I might be of service, Sharon@visionjourneys.com