When I coach people, we dive into deep conversations that often lead to magnificent breakthroughs. My clients then look at me and say, “Georgette, you are so lucky. You have it all figured out.” I’m here to tell you that I don’t. My life is seamless at times, but for the most part, it is unorganized and chaotic – just like everyone else’s.
This is what motivated me to wrote my book, 11 Simply Brilliant Ideas for a Life of Love, Joy and Abundance. I finally understood that life’s ups and downs are a daily occurrence. If you have a family, if you are working, if you are in anyway dealing with people and circumstances, there will be times when you feel frustrated, disappointed, angry, and confused. If we learn to expect these emotions and not feel surprised or hurt by them, then we can focus on the powerful ways to manage them with grace and dignity. Your goal to be strong and centered will support you as you manage everything that come your way.
I use a variety of practices to navigate my day. First and foremost, I purposely feel good. Even when I wake up and sense depression settling in, I quickly turn it around. I get up and start moving; I take deep breaths; I read affirmations; I pray; I mentally create a list of all the beauty in my life and feel the gratitude in my heart and my head. It warms my whole body, and before I know it, I’m smiling and ready to rock the day. I keep these practices with me all day long, so I can remain centered and strong.
One of my favorite tools is to focus on positive momentum. Whatever I am doing, I imagine a clear path in front of me just waiting for me to easily walk through any opportunity that comes my way. Any problem I think I have, I just push it aside and focus on the clear path ahead. It’s amazing how quickly my “perceived problems” just fade away when I am focusing on the positive in my life. The combination of the clarity and energy make me unstoppable. I get so much accomplished and I feel incredibly centered and successful.
The evening can be tricky. If you’ve read my book, I talk about that. I’ve worked all day, so I’ve used a lot of energy and put a lot of effort into making decisions all day long. I want to exercise but I have to walk the dog, make dinner, drive my son where he needs to go, check on my mother, and so on. I would also like to spend time talking with my son and possibly have some quality time with my husband. And of course I also want to write and meditate! It’s a lot to squeeze into one night, and I don’t do it because I will be in a frenzy trying to accomplish it all. I have found ways to spread these needs throughout the week and on weekends in a way that works for me.
My life is full and I am grateful for this abundance, joy and chaos. I didn’t always feel this way. Years ago, when I was depressed, this chaos overwhelmed me and I felt like a victim. By following the practices I have outlined in my book, I learned how to focus on all the positive in my life and how to look at each situation with a new lens, so I didn’t feel as overwhelmed and exhausted all the time.
Of course I still experience issues that require my attention daily. But when I’m happy, centered and not in victim mode, the solutions come quickly. When I don’t focus on the negative, I find that the problems and feelings disappear – and I didn’t have to waste hours worrying. My tools have strengthened my resolve and brought healthier habits into my life. That is why I love being a lifelong learner of positive thinking. When you believe that things are always working out for you, you will confidently navigate the twists and turns of life.
My book, 11 Simply Brilliant Ideas for a Life of Love, Joy and Abundance is an inspirational guide to help you overcome life’s challenges to feel like a lucky, worthy person who knows how to attract success.