I can’t tell you how many people I work with whose biggest obstacle is that they simply haven’t done the work. Take it from me: there’s no point in spending hundreds of dollars on coaching you may not yet be able to integrate. First, become prepared to the best of your ability.
Becoming a parent is a tremendous experience. Yet it is also a difficult and terrible challenge. One doesn't come without the other; let's do every future mom and dad a favor and be sure to talk about both.
Owning that you might have had a hand in creating what’s happening in the world around you doesn’t mean that you’re to blame for everything that’s going on. Rather, it means that you’re mature enough to realize that only by claiming responsibility for your life can you live it in a way that both empowers you and brings you closer to others.
When we replace resistance with surrender, we lose neither control nor ourselves. Rather, we are given the clarity and tools that enable us to manage change powerfully, regardless of how radical or even traumatic it may be.
Exceptional and enduring success, in any area of life, comes only once we set our pride and insecurities aside– as well as the ineffective expectations and attachments that so often stem from them– and become willing to learn, partner, and co-create with others. When we do, the results speak, and often sing, for themselves.
There is a trend to place the economic interests and functional concerns of practitioners and insurance companies above the therapeutic needs and rights of the people our industry is ethically bound to serve.
While singers and performers often struggle with how to best relate to the art with which they’re engaged full time, those in the corporate world tend to long for a relationship with creativity they’ve either never had, or gave up in order to get a ‘real job’.
Reality check: you cannot change a situation or circumstance when you’re in the process of resisting it. Just as you can’t catch a beach ball if you’re holding another one in your hands, you can’t embrace something new until you let go of the old, stale, and painful reasons for and arguments about why things are the way they are.