You were born with a unique combination of gifts that nobody else possesses. When you choose to use those gifts for the betterment of everyone around you, you optimize your own sense of fulfillment and enhance the energetic frequency of every being and situation you encounter just by freely expressing your authentic self.
Looking to increase your sense of joy and constructive impact in the world? Here are some questions to help you identify your unique mix of gifts and talents so that you can spend less time struggling and resisting and more time JUST BEING YOURSELF.
- What do you like to do? Our talents usually show up as things we enjoy doing—those things in which we become so immersed, we lose all track of time. For some it’s singing or teaching. For others it’s hiking or accounting. Notice what you like and do more of it.
- What are you good at? Are you good with numbers or great at building things? Do you excel with a paintbrush or a spreadsheet? In what areas do you shine? Focus your energies in your areas of natural aptitude.
- What do people come to you for? When people recognize talent, they ask for more of it. Maybe people ask your advice on relationships. Or maybe they come to you seeking a shoulder rub. Being of service is a great way to share your talents and gifts.
Showing up with authenticity to live on purpose produces a life rich in meaning. You are a unique cocreative expression of the Divine. You are the only you we’ve got. You are a precious natural resource not to be taken for granted. The world is aching for you to show up fully. FIND YOURSELF AND BE YOURSELF! As Oscar Wilde once advised, “Everyone else is already taken.”
What will you do TODAY to better recognize, embrace and express your exquisite authenticity?
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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.