Published by Philip Okrend, CPCC,
Certified Personal And Professional Coach
Personal and Professional Coaching provides a powerful
structure to help people focus on specific outcomes and
stay on track. Find out what coaching can do for you.
Contact me for a FREE 30 minute consultation today.
Testimonials. . .
"My personal feeling is that everyone benefits from
Personal Coaching. Whether or not you own a business,
having a personal coach creates balance, peace and
growth in your life. Some may need it longer than others.
For me I went in with a 3-month program;and found that
I needed more. It was time worth its weight in gold.
Thank you Phil."
-B. Phillips, Entrepreneur in Professional Customer Service
I welcome your feedback on this newsletter and would
love to hear from you! Send comments, questions and
topic suggestions using the email button below.
If you enjoyed this newsletter, please feel free to
distribute it to your colleagues, family and friends by
using the forward email button below. If this issuue has
been forwarded to you, you can sign up for your own
subscription by visiting my web site below.
Visit my web site
Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the newsletter
designed to help you navigate your way through the
challenges of change into an authentic and empowered
|Anakin's Dilemma-A Choice Based On Fear|
| ||In the latest and final Star Wars saga, Anakin Skywalker
makes the choice to surrender to the dark side of the
force, thus making his transformation complete into the
evil Darth Vader. This choice is motivated by Anakin's
fearful premonition that his pregnant wife Padme will die
in childbirth. We watch as the tormented Anakin
succumbs to the influence of Chancellor Palpatine who
suggests that it might be possible to save Padme using
the dark side of the force.|
Anakin's choice to compromise all of his other principles
in order to save his wife is both tragic and
understandably human. How many of us have made
wrong choices out of the fear of losing a relationship or
not being popular or missing out on some exciting
experience. We then experience a negative
consequence because we compromised what we knew
was right, perhaps our values, in favor of a misperceived
fear that clouds our better judgment.
In Anakin's case his fear of losing Padme becomes a self
fulfilling prophecy because he is driven and consumed by
his fear and all his subsequent destructive actions are
rooted in fear. In the process of surrendering to his fears
and eventually to the dark side of the force, Anakin loses
his compassion, his trust, and his heartfelt connection to
|What Motivates Your Choices, Fear Or Trust?|
| ||The contrast of decisions motivated by fear are decisions
that take us towards a positive vision. If a choice is
made from an internal belief in oneself, appreciation for
the present and trust in the future, the driving
motivation can be fulfillment or satisfaction.|
How can you tell the difference in what motivates your
choices? If you are anxious, striving and attached to a
future event, you can bet there is fear involved
somewhere while if you are calm, trusting and focused on
things working out, that choice is most likely coming from
|Managing Your Fears|
| ||Even with the best of intentions, fear is something that
can creep in on all of us. However, we can manage our
fears, if we step back and really look at what's driving
us. Here are some questions for you to consider while
making choices in your business and in your life.|
· Where do you focus your thoughts?
· Are your choices based on fear?
· Are your choices based on belief in yourself?
I offer a 30 minute complimentary session for you to
learn how coaching can help you to get where you want
to go including managing and recognizing any
fears(I call them Gremlins) that may be limiting you.
Please call me at 919-621-1578 or e mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for your
free coaching session.
|This Month's Quote|
| ||"We tell lies when we are afraid, afraid of what we don't
know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will
be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the
thing that we fear grows stronger."|
I hope you enjoyed this month's issue of Stepping Into
Transition and May The Force Be With You. Until next
time. . .Phil