Category Archives: Performance – Personal Growth

20+ Sutras and Mantras for Being Here Now Enough

Today’s rumination (inspired by the gifted wordsmith, Alexandra Franzen) is for those of you (like me) who sometimes over-extend, over-indulge, over-analyse what could happen or what’s already happened, undermine yourself + your actions, and then experience overt guilt and a severe case of un-productivity.

Over or under-anything robs you of your experience of here & now & enough. It’s rooted in the nefarious notion that this moment, right here, right now, in all its magnificence, with everything it’s offering … just. isn’t. enough.

And to that, I say Bullshit!
Here and now is all we have. It’s all we will ever have. And it’s more plenty enough for forward-traction. The Present. This is where the facts live. The facts of who you are, who you need to be, what needs to be done differently and what you have to work with to do it differently. It’s also where pro-active-ness lives. The present is where you have the resources, the momentum, the clarity, the tenacity, the awareness, the weight to make peace with the past and create + shape + influence what happens next. The present holds power.

What if we liberate ourselves from over-ing + under-ing, and get completely rooted in the present?
Even if for a single moment.
How about this moment?

HERE’S A COLLECTION OF 25+ SUTRAS AND MANTRAS YOU CAN RECITE TO YOURSELF TO BE HERE NOW ENOUGH:

(Pick one. Pick ‘em all. Or create your own. Recite + repeat as needed.)

  1. I focus on my breath. I breathe in life force. I breathe out everything I don’t need right now.
  2. I choose to release what does not serve me right now.
  3. I forgive myself for the things I cannot change. And now, I let them go.
  4. I did what I did, I knew what I knew, I said what I said. It is done.
  5. I did the best I could with what I had.
  6. The way it happened is the only way it could have happened.
  7. I release all fears and doubts.
  8. I choose to purge my past, drop my baggage and step fully into my here and now.
  9. Something needs to be done right now AND nothing needs to be done right now.
  10. I’ve done the exact and perfect amount of enough (that I was meant to do) today.
  11. I stand in the presence of possibility.
  12. Being quiet & still is the kindest thing I can do for me.
  13. I am great.full for this present moment and everything it offers me.
  14. I am centred. I am grounded. I am rooted.
  15. When I am centred, grounded + rooted, I hold the space for others to be the same.
  16. I will figure it out. For now, my mind is at peace.
  17. When I focus on the present moment, I open myself up to stillness and spontaneity, clarity and creativity.
  18. I am open and empty and present to receive Divine guidance. (and by Divine, I mean whatever inner or higher power you have faith in).
  19. Life never dishes out more than I can handle.
  20. I am here now. I’ll be there later.
  21. By being present, I am creating + shaping + influencing what happens next.
  22. In this moment, I am a laser beam of lucid attention and intuition.
  23. Presence holds power. I am present. I am powerful. I am a powerful presence.
  24. I am here. I am now. I am enough.
… + 3 THAT YOU CAN SAY TO SOMEBODY ELSE:
  1. Right here, right now, the only thing that matters to me…is you.
  2. I hear you. I see you. And what you have to say matters to me right now.
  3. I choose to be here, now…with you. And I’ve made the best choice.

What do you do to alleviate the experience of over-ing and under-ing….?

Neshika Bell | www.neshikabell.com

New Year Planning

I hope you are doing well and are getting ready for a great New Year!!

If you are in the mood to reflect on the year and plan forward, my favorite planning tool is attached.  This Goal Planning Workbook is a great way to implement your New Year's resolutions and creating a game plan for a productive and prosperous new year!

Here is a quick view of the five-step process.  You can download the complete Workbook here,

#1 Evaluate & Design: Evaluate each area of your life. Consider adjustments that need to happen in the different areas of my life....

                                                                                                      Current Status                                  How I want it to be
Fun/Recreation
Finances (Money)
Me/Personal Growth
Health
Space (office/home)
Career Development
Friends/Extended Family
Immediate Family

PICK ONE AREA TO FOCUS ON: _______________________

#2 - Planning: What do you have to do to reach your goal?

  1. My Big Picture Goal (make sure your goal is not too small. This is where you are headed, your big picture!)
  2. What I need to do to make that happen (Buckets or key focus for success)
  3. Roadblocks that could get in the way (What could stop you?)
  4. What to do? Ways I can overcome the roadblocks (action steps)
  5. So what? (if this happens, what will it mean to me?)

#3 Key Action Steps: Consider what key things you will need to do to accomplish your goal. Create a list of SMART milestones that are important to move you along the road to goal success. LIST....

#4 Setting Goal Themes and areas of focus: Considering your goal and the key action steps above; consider which areas you would like to focus on each month for the next year to keep you moving forward one step at a time. (i.e. accounting, processes, staffing, HR, marketing, etc.) LIST BY MONTH....

#5 Monthly Planner for Goal Milestones: Considering your goal, outline each month's activities you will do in each month to keep you moving forward one step at a time. 

  • a milestone target - (i.e your goal is to double your sales by the end of the year, so each month, you will increase by 5%, so in 10 months you have doubled your goal.)
  • special projects or initiatives you are doing to support accomplishing your goal (i.e. in Feb you might purge all files and update all contacts in support of organization)
  • activities (1x or on-going) you are doing to overcome obstacles (i.e. 5 networking events/mo.) LIST BY MONTH....

Print out the tool for graphics and to use as a paper plan.

Counting the blessings of the past year and wishing you the best in 2017.

Coach Christy Geiger, Synergy Strategies

Live Leadership at a higher level.
Get Clarity. Stay Focused. Plan for Success.

Top 10 ways to get SYNERGY

Synergy Strategies

  1. PLUG IN.  Identify what gives you ENERGY in your life.  Make a list of at least 5 things that give you energy.  What do you love to do?  What do you find yourself naturally attracted to?  Know what these are, because they are your “fuel” and keep you charged.
  2. CLEAN HOUSE.  Clean out and purge anything slowing you down.
  3. BE AUTHENTIC.  Identify and live in alignment with your natural self (personality, style and strengths).
  4. LIVE YOUR VALUES. Live in congruency with your core values.
  5. SEE THE VISION.  Where do you want to be in 5 years? Establish your personal VISION.
  6. PLAN A DIRECTION.  Develop the stages and steps to get where you want to go.
  7.  AIM PRECISELY.  Determine, define and measure your focus and activities.
  8.  CULTIVATE CHANGE. Keep it fresh and innovate what is not working.
  9.  MAKE IT HAPPEN. Do something. Commit to the plan and take action.
  10.  AFFIRM DAILY. Be most reminded of your focus through reading it daily so it is part of your subconscious memory.

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

10 To Do’s When You Are In a Rut

do something

  1. Stop the mind spinning – do a purge page and get it out!
  2. Review where you are trying to go and what is in your way
  3. Be thankful for what you have and is working
  4. Give yourself 24 hours to be in a funk and commit to moving on after that
  5. Clean and remove clutter that is weighing you down and distracting you
  6. Get out and observe the world – allow for new thinking
  7. Do something for someone else (pour out on others positively)
  8. Talk to someone to get a plan and accountability
  9. Take ONE step – do ONE thing
  10. Align your actions to the results you want

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

10 Benefits of Professional Coaching

  1. PERSONALIZED – custom to you, your goals and needs
  2. VISION – see clearly where you want to go and how to get there
  3. MOTIVATION – understand your unique values and motives to keep you moving forward
  4. FOCUS – zero in on what are the most important things which will allow you to excel
  5. CLARITY – prepare for action and what supports you to be crystal clear on the steps to take
  6. ENERGY – design how to work at your optimum potential
  7. SPEED – be more effective
  8. PRODUCTIVITY – get more done
  9. RESULTS – increase your bottom-line results
  10. SUCCESS – hold the big picture while implementing the small steps

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

Recharging With Downtime

Siesta Key Beach sunset 3Many people feel so busy they feel they just don't have time for a day off. So they keep working hard, day after day. Motivational speaker, Brian Tracy, encourages people to take a FULL day off where they do not think about work at all. The benefit of this allows your brain to rest and recharge. You will be more productive after time off than if you keep trying to push it.

I is good to not only take a day off, but engage in a fun hobby or downtime activity. When people take time to do their hobbies, they are even more energized, fulfilled and motivated to work hard. There is a new energy and life when people are doing things that they are passionate about and love. They seem to work faster in the job so they can be awarded with a little spare time for a prized hobby.

  • Decide what day you can take off 100%. (This will not be perfect, but aim for this).
  • Clear your calendar; tell people you are booked (appointment with yourself or family) and only put personal things on that day.
  • Determine a hobby that you would like to do that you really enjoy. Often this is something that you have not done in years (play instrument, woodworking, etc.) Dust off the old tools and use that skill.
  • Make time to do this hobby at least 2 hours a week.
  • Watch how your energy is renewed.

How often do you take a full day off? How long has it been since you had a hobby?

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

Collaborate For Win-Win Situations

compassionA small business owner often thinks he has to “do it all.” He may say, ”I AM my business, who else can help with this?” However, you can outsource just about anything, for a price. Many people do this for technical things (web development, printing, etc.) but try to fight through the marketing, selling, development, administration and accounting, etc.

You cannot be good at everything! Even if you work in a specialized field, there are probably things you are not so good at and that cause you to waste a lot of time. Consider how you can partner with people around you to create win-win situations.

  • Consider what is on your plate.
  • Rate on a scale from 1-5 what you are great at versus what you don't like and takes you a lot of time
  • Brainstorm how you could collaborate with someone else to get this done. Think outside "buying" assistance, consider how to make win-win situations.

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com