How is your energy level?

 

“One of the important qualities that I think is often overlooked is just energy. It’s vitality, and sort of a life force that some people have and others don’t.” Doris Kearns Goodwin

Energy is something that works. It surrounds us, we can feel it from others and our animals and even from environments. Ever walk into a place and simply felt like it’s exactly where you belong because it “felt” right?

Doris, the author of the quote above is incorrect on one count. People may overlook energy and most people don’t understand energy as well as they could. but I disagree that some don’t have energy.

What is energy? 

en·er·gy

/ˈenərjē/

noun 1. the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.

What seems apparent is that some people (not you or  me of course) have a little negative energy.

They spread this negative energy around, and we can feel it.

What gives you energy? For me, it’s my animals. When my dog greets me with enthusiasm and joy my energy level rises.

When I climb on my horse the energy between us infuses me with happiness.

And conversely, when I am around a naysayer, someone complaining or disgruntled, my goal is to place an invisible shield between us so I am not brought down.

What energy do you bring out in others? Have you ever thought about it? Why not think about it now? And determine to shift or keep your energy into positive, wonderful vitality?

It’s within your power. Let me know how it goes!

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Shawna Schuh, CSP
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Your Word Of the Year

Exciting, terrifying, enticing and maybe even mundane… all of those things and whatever else you decide to create!

I’ve been roaming around the internet searching for inspiration about picking a word of the year. You may have heard of this, or you may have already picked a word, or have in the past.

How do you do it? What are the criteria for this word for you? Does it work? Does it keep you focused, does it make you a better version of yourself?

This is something that will work if you decide it will, like everything in life!

For me, I love to pick something that goes with the year. This year “2020” I’ve picked the year of PLENTY.

PLENTY

A large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough.

Abundance, profusion: refers to a large quantity or supply.

Suggests a supply that is fully adequate to any demands:

An ample and generous oversupply.

Plenty is the way I want to think, act, work.

Giving myself:

Plenty of space to think and meditate.

Plenty of options with food and drink.

Plenty of ways to stretch, move, and sweat.

Plenty of clients that want to be served and grow.

Plenty of leaders joining our movement.

Plenty of revenue to use, spend, share, invest and save.

Then I looked deeper…

Plenty of freedom to play, ride, revel and relish.

Plenty of love to give, receive and share.

Plenty of joy, gratitude and bliss.

What might your word be for 2020? I would love to hear about it!

Remember, you create your life by the way you think. Make it magnificent!

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Deciding to do things differently

Exciting, terrifying, enticing and maybe even mundane… all of those things and whatever else you decide to create!

The more we interact with the world, the more we come to realize how vast the opinions and lives of others are.

Watching any kind of series or film nowadays, I’m shocked and troubled by the amount of nudity, sex, violence, foul language, and all the intimate details we as a viewer are exposed to.

What has happened to the values and morals which seemed to be the glue that made living in society safer, calmer, better?

Remember when speaking about politics was interesting rather than combative?

My mother and father were people of high integrity and values. If my brother or I didn’t conduct ourselves well in public, my mother would escort us out of the situation, and everyone went home. No arguing, no yelling, no threats, just a clear message that what was happening was inappropriate, and not going to be tolerated.

The films and limited television we watched left things to our imagination — and what a rich, full level of imagination we gained!

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

~H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

Why do I bring this up at the beginning of this new year and new decade? Because how we live is up to us.

If you have a dog, you know that consistency, clear communication and keeping focused on rules works wonders. It shapes how well behaved, how much joy, and how easy it is to be in the world with your pet.

So here’s a challenge I want to put out to the world. Can you do that with yourself? Can you do that with your human family and friends? 

Why not decide today to:

  • Keep quiet about the intimate details of your life.
  • Allow your voice to stay calm as you encounter others doing irritating things.
  • Remove yourself and your two and four-legged friends out of a poor situation.
  • Only speak good and positive words without the foul ones slipping in.
  • Think and act reasonably. We share this earth after all.

It’s called guarding your mind. It’s your mind, and what you allow in matters.

Let me know what you do to guard your mind. We can all help each other, yes?

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Shawna Schuh, CSP
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You Don’t Have to Live the Same Life

Exciting, terrifying, enticing and maybe even mundane… all of those things and whatever else you decide to create!

Anna Quindlen once said, “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you’ll have.”  

Don’t you love that? We, you and I, can lead a different life from this moment on.

So what will you choose?

Ask yourself:

What do I want to do more of this year?

What do I want to do less of this year?

What do I want to know better?

Who can I release from my mind and life?

When we ask good questions, we gain insights we may not have had before.

Rather than thinking about goals or resolutions, ask yourself the above questions, and then put your answers into action.

I would love to know what made your list this year. Email me and share what it is you want more of and less of … maybe it will end up here.

Wishing you a year of plenty in 2020!

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Shawna Schuh, CSP
Helping leaders evolve.  

Executive Coach, Speaker, Columnist & Author
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3 Questions to Ask Before Tomorrow

 

The last day of 2019 – WOW!

I’m uncertain how you celebrate the beginning of a New Year. However, may I suggest you take a little time today to ask yourself three questions that will help make your 2020 even better?

Here they are:

  1. What is one thing I wish or want to do this year? Action: Put it on your calendar now for 2020.
  2. What was my biggest win in 2019? Action: Determine your next big goal.
  3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) – am I who I want to be right now? Action: What steps will you take to maintain or retrain your habits to get you up to a 10?

Getting better is a process – and with the pace of life in hyper-speed for most of us, we sometimes find ourselves missing what we want most.

Take the time to reflect, answer these questions, and put steps in place. These things will assure that your 2020 is full of plenty of what you want most.

Blessings, Shawna

P.S. If you want a guide to help you uncover what you want most, I’m here to serve you! Email me and let’s chat – Shawna@ShawnaSchuh.com 

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
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