Be open and get out of your rut!

Be open and get out of your rut!

When you are in a rut it means that what you are doing is no longer working, at least for right now.

A great way to get started on the climb out of the rut is to immerse yourself in one or a couple of great books. Visit a bookstore or library and enter with the intention that you are open to receiving new ideas and then take your time wandering through the aisles. Let the books find you and record their messages. Check the community bulletin board and scan for any interesting workshops or courses in your area. Be lead by the messages that present themselves to you. Trust it!

Change starts from becoming aware and modifying our own behaviour. We all know how impossible it is to change someone else, so don’t even go there and begin by focusing on yourself, the chances of success are much greater! Access your resources; there is an abundance of information and people ready to inspire you!

Enjoy the journey! And Embrace Your Life!

Kelly MacLellan M.Sc.

Life/Career Coach

Let music soothe and lift your spirit!

Let music soothe and lift your spirit!

We can all identify with this scenario: a certain song comes on the radio and immediately we travel back to the moment where we danced joyfully under the stars or in the rain or drove on an open road feeling the warm wind or felt the security of a loving embrace.

Music can take us to wherever we want to go. If you are struggling with change right now or simply enjoying the ride as life unfolds, I encourage you to find some music that suits your mood and get lost for a while. Dance, cry, laugh! When you hear the music in the future, you will be able to remember this time as an important part of your journey. Enjoy!

Embrace Your Life!

Wishing you love and peace!

Action Steps – Finding Purpose in Your Career

Action Steps – Finding Purpose in Your Career

If you are looking for more meaning in your career here are some tips and advice. Enjoy!

Short term:
1. Assess your Attitude
· Often when we aren’t happy in our work, we spend a lot of time complaining and criticizing management for the things we don’t agree with or don’t like about work.

2. Take Responsibility
· Ask yourself: What am I bringing to the table here? What am I contributing? Do I present solutions? What can I do to improve the environment at work?

3. Start Today & Be Grateful
· Look around and see all of the things that are going right at work, things that you are grateful for, if necessary write them all down to remind yourself.

Long term:
1. Create your Happy or your Dream List
· When were you the most happy? What do you want to be doing with your time? Write out a list of ideal jobs or career scenarios.

2. Look for Opportunities
· Consider a lateral move at work, what opportunities exist? If not, find people that have the job you want and conduct informational interviews. Find out what you need to get where you want to go!

3. Get Involved & Bridge your Gap
· Become the ideal candidate for your ideal job by taking courses, volunteer and meet the people necessary to move you to where you want to go.

You are here for a reason, your contributions matter! Your dreams are clues to finding your life purpose and each day can move us closer to our potential! Enjoy the process!

Embrace Your Life!

Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.
Life/Career Coach

Are you tired and frustrated? Do you want more energy?

Are you tired and frustrated? Do you want more energy?

There is nothing like pushing through a day at work when you are feeling tired and frustrated. Especially when that day turns into a week and all you long for is the weekend!

We dream about how we want things to be but just don’t have the energy to get started. We know that living for the weekend is no way to live and that each moment is sacred so what can we do to get energized? How do we restore our hope and happiness?

I believe that when we begin to struggle in our lives it is because we are out of alignment; it is because what we are doing is not matching what we are thinking. Sometimes there are blocks and restrictions in our thinking and bodies that prevent us from moving forward and negative self-defeating thoughts take over.

The best place to start in regaining our natural peaceful and positive state is by returning to our breath and developing an accepting and loving awareness and appreciation of self.

It is love that makes the impossible possible. ~ Indian Proverb

There are many ways to get achieve this, through positive self talk and affirmations, yoga, meditation, visualization practices but one of my favourites is going to the spa for energy healing and deep tissue massage!!!

Tomorrow on Embrace Your Life Radio Show, I am excited to talk to Amy Pilmer of The Perfect Ten Salon about spa treatments and new trends in body work. Amy is many things including a passionate professional and also a Reiki practitioner who is skilled at clearing energy blocks. Want to know more ~ tune in tomorrow!

Embrace Your Life!

Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.
Life/Career Coach

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Share Your Dreams!

Share Your Dreams!

“If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

Ward, William Arthur

Good Afternoon!! Last week I wrote about ensuring that your goals are yours and not what you think you should have or want etc..

I received a few emails saying that this topic was really helpful and because I love talking about goals ~ I decided to share another tip:

Share and speak regularly about your dreams and goals with someone else.

Think about the past, was there ever a time when there was something that you really wanted but didn’t get? Did you end up dismissing the idea, dream or goal because it seemed unobtainable, silly or ridiculous?

What would have happened if you would have told someone about that dream? Well, try it today and find out. Here is an exercise I use in my coaching practice.

Think about something that you have always wanted in your life. I am talking really, really wanted – something that when you think about it, your heart beats faster and you smile.

Now write it out completely describing everything you see, feel, hear, taste, touch and smell and then choose someone to share it with – someone you can trust and ask them to simply listen.

Now describe to them the picture you have of your ideal mate, body, career, home or health. Use sensory descriptors – take them into the picture with you.

What you will find is that once these words escape your mouth they become more real and you see that new ideas and opportunities form because your dream is looking for ways to take form. AND because someone knows about your dream and goal – you are held more accountable!

Another reason to share with others is that, it is quite possible that the person you shared with will connect you with ideas, resources or people that will lead you further along in your journey. So please try it and share your dreams! :o)

In light of this topic: I would like to share my intention and dream with you ~ “My goal is to expand my business and reach more people, sharing inspirational and empowering information to help people align with their ideal lives and evolve toward their potential.”

Please help me by sharing with me your experience in a few sentences and whether the content in the Embrace Change Ezine or the Embrace Your Life Transition Blog has inspired or empowered you in any way.

I would like to post your words onto my website with the hope that your experience may inspire someone else along their journey and also to help me in meeting my goal of reaching more people in my work.

lf you are interested, please include your experience and if you would agree to let me post your name and city (and website if you have one) on my website as testimonial of the quality information that I share.

Thank you sincerely for your time and consideration of my request. Best wishes as you open yourself up and share your dreams with the world! Enjoy!!

Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.
Life/Career Coach

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Where were you one year ago?

Where were you one year ago?

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun” ~ Katharine Hepburn

Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about the future. We try to get things right. We set goals for ourselves and work hard to strive for them and we often do reach them.
Consider where you were just one year ago. Look at how much has changed? Look at all of the things that you brought into your life! Based on where you were just one year ago, is your life going in the direction you want?

Do you ever wonder why some goals seem out of reach? You know the ones that are at the bottom of the to-do list and have a sort of nagging feeling about them…

Are those goals based on shoulds?

Consider your life and how much time you spend doing things that you like to do. Grab a pen and make a quick list of one day, one week and write out all of the activities or time spent with people that bring you joy.

Is there fun in your life? Are you fun to live with?

Yes, we have children and work responsibilities but we think we have to do this and we have do that and somewhere in there we forget we have a choice. Rushing through life can feel like a burden of just getting through the day, the week.

But what if we removed the need to do things and replaced it with wanting to do things – how would your life change?

Imagine now that you are able to do all of the things you want to do. Imagine that you are in harmony with the moment and able to give 100% of your attention to work and 100% to your family. How does this feel? Do you feel good? Listen to the radio interview about Work/Life Balance below for more.

We have all heard about the law of attraction and that what we focus on and put energy into is attracted into our lives. Therefore if you are unhappy about a situation in your life ask yourself what am I contributing to this situation? And then choose a behaviour that moves you toward feeling good. Choose to hug your child, smile at a stranger, turn on some music, sing, dance, yoga, exercise, whatever makes you feel good!

Now, imagine yourself one year from now and reminisce about all that you have been blessed with and created in your life this year and feel really good about it! All is really possible!

Here is an additional resource to help you clarify and manifest your goals – Download the Goal Setting Worksheet for free!

Embrace Your Life!!
Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.
Life/Career Coach