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Welcome to Stepping Into Transition, the newsletter
designed to help you navigate your way through the
challenges of change into an authentic and empowered
|Would You Change|
| ||I've been listening to a catchy little folk rock song lately
called "Change" by Tracy Chapman. It has a great
melody but also some memorable lyrics. One of the lines
from the song that has stayed with me is "If everything
you think you know makes your life unbearable, would
you change?" I think Tracy is onto something here.
Just look around. How many people stay or even cling to
life situations that may be negative or cause suffering
rather than choose to let them go.|
You can see it in relationships, in work, in so many
aspects of life. What about the man or woman who
chooses to be in a disempowering relationship because
they would rather be in a relationship than be alone. Or
the worker who chooses to stay in a job that has long
ago lost its luster but believes that it is riskier to change
than to maintain the status quo.
It is ironic that the known situation that becomes
unpleasant or even unbearable can become comfort
zones that we find hard to break out of. We may falsely
believe that we need the situation as it is somehow
connected to our identity. Without the situation, there
goes our identity. We forget or don't recognize that we
have the capacity to consciously question and
change the perspectives that keep us down.
| ||If you or someone you know is involved in a life situation
that is less than optimal, the following questions can
serve as a key if you will, to open the door to making
new choices and positive change.|
1. What are the feelings and/or conditions that you really
want to experience in your life? List as many as you can
from a perspective of your most fulfilled and desired
2. What is staying in your situation or holding your belief
costing you in your life? Look in terms of health,
emotional well being, balance, peace of mind.
3. What situations or beliefs would you have to let go of
in order to create the space to bring what you really
want into your life?
|Commit To The Change You Want In The New Year|
| ||I hope the preceding questions stimulate some insight
and awareness into the kind of changes that you want
to see happen in your life, and I wish you all the luck in
making them happen.|
In thinking about the changes you
are ready to make for the New Year, I want to
offer you a complimentary coaching session so you can
experience how professional coaching can move you
powerfully to a new level of success and fulfillment in
To schedule your complimentary session call Phil at
919-621-1578 or e mail to
|This Month's Quote|
| ||"Come to the edge."
"We can't. We're afraid."|
"Come to the edge."
"We can't. We will fall."
"Come to the edge."
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.
French Poet, Philosopher
I hope you enjoyed this issue of Stepping Into Transition.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Look out for
more issues in 2006. Until then. . . Phil