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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the monthly
newsletter designed to help you navigate
your way through the challenges of change into an
authentic and empowered life.
| ||"Drifting In A Fog", "Sailing on Stormy Seas", " Climbing A
Mountain", Searching For An Open Door". These are all
examples of metaphors that can represent the challenges
one may face on their journey through transition and
change. Metaphors are a rich source of words,
symbolism and imagery that can get you out of your
head so you can bypass your inner critic or "Gremlin" and
view your situation with more detachment and
Once you can identify a metaphor for your situation, you
can explore it more deeply so you can gain a new
understanding of where you are, where you've been and
where you are going. For example if one compares their
situation to the metaphor of "a ship being tossed upon
stormy seas", they can get curious about this image and
ask questions such as "How seaworthy is the ship?",
"What is the ship made of?" and "What would it take to
steer this ship into calmer waters?"
A questioning process like this can generate intuitive
solutions to problems that may have seemed
overwhelming from a purely rational and analytical
|Share Your Metaphors|
| ||What are some of the metaphors that you can think of
which describes a challenging situation in your life or
work? E-Mail me your metaphors and how you feel the
metaphor relates to your situation and I will respond with
some tips on how you can explore your metaphor further.
Or contact me to schedule a complimentary coaching
session to achieve greater clarity about your options.|
|This Month's Quote And Recommended Reading|
| ||Quote For September|
"You don't see something until you have the right
metaphor to let you perceive it." -Robert Stetson Shaw
Attracting Perfect Customers by Stacey Hall and Jan
Brogniez powerfully uses the metaphor of a "Lighthouse"
in presenting an effective strategy to attract the right
customers to build a profitable business.
|Catch Phil Play Music|
| ||If you live in the Triangle and want to get out for a fun
evening and hear some original jazz/new age music
that will soothe your soul, you can catch me playing
Keyboard this Friday night and most Friday nights at the
Wine Bar next to Its Prime Only at the Leesville Shopping
Center in North Raleigh from 7p.m.-10p.m. Come on
down and say hi!|