Technology Happens

Spreadsheets Happen!As I shared in last week’s blog, my talk radio show launched on the EmPOWERment channel of on January 9, 2013. Based on previous professional experience, I felt comfortable with my ability to design and facilitate an engaging show. My primary anxiety was the technology. Although I’m fairly technology savvy and had spent considerable time in training, practicing and testing, Life has taught me that technology snafus can happen, even to the most skilled and prepared user. I had a number of moments when I feared an unanticipated technological glitch would throw me, my guest and the broadcast into a tailspin. Being mindful, I knew channeling fear-based energy in the form of worry was not going to help. Because, as Einstein taught us, everything is energy and energy attracts like energy. So, in the days leading up to the broadcast, I spent considerable time reflecting, meditating and journaling to transform all Fear into Love so that I wouldn’t unwittingly have my own energy attract the very thing I dreaded.

The morning of the first show, I set my alarm to rise five hours before program launch so I’d have plenty of time to prepare my body, mind, heart, soul and technology to ensure an optimal uplifting experience for myself, my guest and my listeners. In response, the Universe sent the perfect preparation two hours before the show. Knowing that fear of the IRS has pulled me off-center in the past, the Universe sent me the acid test: an income tax return technology glitch. Thinking I was just getting a jump on my 2012 tax prep, I attempted to enter a few numbers into a tax prep spreadsheet I created many years ago. In the process, I discovered an apparently long-standing error in some formulas (fortunately, nothing that would require ammended returns). You may ask why, on the morning of my first radio show, was I even working on a tax return that isn’t due for another 3 months. I asked the same question. I can only tell you my tax return is where my energy led me that morning. And when I looked underneath that energy to determine whether there was any fear involved, there wasn’t. So I took some deep breaths, dove in, found the discrepancy, figured out how far back it went and, in reasonably short order, fixed the error in five years of spreadsheets.

When I succeeded, with another hour to go before broadcast, I was exhilarated. The Engineer in me loves analyzing and solving a puzzle. I was walking on air. I could handle unanticipated technology glitches, even ones involving the IRS! What better confidence builder could the Universe have sent to me on the morning of my first broadcast? It wasn’t a mistake, it was an opportunity. An opportunity to remember once again that I have all the wisdom I seek inside me at every moment if I will clear myself of all fear so that I may discern, focus and follow through.

Ta Dah! Namaste.

P.S.     For your convenience, below are the links to recordings of the first two episodes of my Radio Show, “Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!” You may listen online or download to your PC, phone or other mp3 player to listen on the go. In future blogs, I’ll include the recording link for that week’s new Episode:

Episode 1     What’s Love Got To Do With It? Everything!
Episode 2     Dancing With Your Divine: From Breakdown to Breakthrough

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About djwlifecoach

I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. 111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness. Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled. Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else. I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do. By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.
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