When you rise above the distractions and stresses of daily life, you realize there are precious moments of life happening NOW that are worth celebrating. And being present to these moments translates to better performance in all areas of life.
Two of those moments are happening for me now.
First, my younger son Miles turns two years old today. He’s two! Can you believe it? All those years of wanting another child, suffering through miscarriages and self-doubt, all washed away.
He is here now and he is an incredible source of joy, laughter, mischievousness, and curiosity in our lives. Thank god for Miles!
Second, I leave for Bali tomorrow. I’m going back to Bali, ya’all! Even though I’ll miss my family terribly, I know I’ll come back with a renewed sense of presence and grounding, as well as an incredible boost of energy and passion for my life and my business.
This year’s performance breakthrough retreat is based in two wonderful locations in the gorgeous Indonesian island paradise that is Bali. We’ll spend most of our time in the cultural center of Ubud, and our final days on the more remote northern coast where we’ll stay at a resort on the black volcanic sand beaches. How cool is that?
Even though most of you will not be joining us in Bali this time, I invite you to embrace the spirit of Bali while I’m away. To find your own precious moments amidst the intensity of modern life. To benefit from focusing your mind on what matters most.
First, take a few moments to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a beautiful, natural paradise of your choosing. Maybe your mind takes you to the mountains or the desert, or to the beach or beside a lake. Feel in your body how it feels to be there, without a care in the world. Relaxing, breathing, enjoying just being alive, connected to nature.
Take this feeling with you—imagine you could bottle it up and open it at any moment in the day to return you to that joyous state of being. Allow it to shift your energy so you can be present to the magic of the daily miracles unfolding before you.
Second, do your own little ceremony around the time of the full moon on October 29th.
While in Bali, we’ll be visiting temples for purification and cleansing rituals, and doing our own ceremony to let go of the old and welcome in the new. I hope you’ll join us in spirit by doing your own at-home or in-office ceremony!
Take some time that day to set an intention for (1) What you’d like to let go of – something that no longer serves you in your life, and (2) What you’d like to welcome in – something you’ve been longing for in recent days, weeks, maybe even months.
By releasing negative feelings and letting go of obligations that you dread, you’ll be reducing your stress level and positively re-directing your energy to what you want more of in your life. That translates to being more present in your daily interactions, experiencing more joy, and performing better at work and in life. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Third, mark your calendar. I’ll be hosting a free call about this year’s Bali retreat on Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon Eastern time. I’ll send out another email closer to the date with details on how to register for the call.
Lastly, if you have not yet picked up a copy of my new book, check it out while I’m away! You can order a paperback version from my website or Amazon.com and have it delivered by snail mail to your preferred address. Or, you can go the green route and download a Kindle version from Amazon.com.
Either way, I know you’ll be inspired by the simple, Eastern-inspired ideas and the additional online audio and video resources that are a part of Recharge, Refuel, and Re-energize: Your Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy.
In between temple visits and massages, visits to healers and yoga & meditation, I’ll be checking my email and would love to hear from you! Contact me by email and share your thoughts on my new book!
I want you to be successful, so you can make a positive impact on the world. And I want you to be able to do this with a sense of ease, joy, and steady focus. (Because when you feel good, that translates to better performance and better results!)