With apologies to Denis Waitley, I substituted the word “JOY” for “Happiness” in his inspirational quote to the left. Because for me, that’s the experience he was describing. I find happiness to be a temporary condition, dependent on circumstances. I’m happy to experience it, but I don’t depend on it. JOY on the other hand is a constant condition, whatever my circumstances. JOY flows from within. Whatever my circumstances, I know who I am and whose I am. I am Divinely Sourced—a unique, co-creative expression of the Universe.
Every day, people buy too much, eat too much, drink too much and while away their hours chasing after JOY, but to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, they may even find temporary, circumstantial happiness, but TRUE JOY still eludes them.
Fortunately, JOY is inexpensive and simple to find. If you’re bold, and truly committed to making a few changes in your approach to life, JOY can be yours:
- Quit Complaining
Stop focusing on what’s wrong with the world and start focusing on all that’s right. Sure there are some things you could complain about, but when you focus all of your attention there, you miss out on celebrating all the great stuff.
- Choose To Live In Love
Falling in love with Life—every being, encounter and experience—is a sure step toward JOY, and it’s easy. Simply accept that everyone is doing the best they can in each moment and every situation is an opportunity. Choose to see the possibilities in all of them, in all of it. Don’t expect it. Choose it.
- Appreciate Everything
Every day, express Gratitude for everyone and everything in your life. First thing every morning, when you open your eyes, name at least five things for which you are thankful. Repeat the process at night as you drift off to sleep. Gratitude for Universal Abundance anchors each moment in generous, effortless, gracious Flow—a fluid existence of Being not Doing, filled with Faith, Hope, Prosperity, Peace and JOY! Because energy attracts like energy, before long, you’ll have more things to appreciate than you can count.
Becoming filled with JOY may involve changing some of your current habits and occasionally being called silly or naive, but it’s a lot more fun than the alternative.
How can you create more JOY today?
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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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