PS: If you send it on to me, I'll start a library of our 9 word life passions...
Here is mine:
My Australian tour was exceptional. I now have many new friends, and I want to thank all of you men and women who are committed to 'raising the bar' in your lives. In each event the focus was growing your leadership skills, skill sets and competencies. All of you shared your courage and compassion with me. I was touched by your trust and your willingness to explore the edge, the boundaries of yourself, pushing yourselves to new heights of introspection, self-reflection and self-awareness!
In each and every event that I did, I walked away with a heightened sense of respect and honor for all human beings. I was especially moved by the personal connections I made with each of you. Thank you for your words, your quiet comments, a gentle look in your eyes. The human spirit you shared with me has touched my heart and inspired my soul. Thank you! I am forever changed and bettered as a result of our time together.
I returned home to the islands six days ago to find that my personal life had gone into hyper-drive! Two of my dearest Aunts are in the hospital as we speak! My emotions were ajumble, my heart hurt and I had to give a speech to the Speaker's Association of Hawaii on Tuesday night and a full day training the next day. 'These are the times that try mens' souls' as they say and I had to use every bit of the training to stay centered.
BE STILL AND REMEMBER TO REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE... I chanted the words in my head as I did the last minute prep for each event... I had to count on my inner stillness to keep me from going over the edge! The results were amazing. Each event went off smoothly!! The participants said they couldn't have been happier!
Robyn Teryvaud said she went through a similar experience. She had to call on her inner strength to do an event after she returned from the Life Without Limits Retreat and she used REMEMBER TO REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE to stabilize herself. She tells me it worked and the event went off really well.
Remember to remember that:
Life works if you will only get out of the way and let it!
ALOHA from Hawaii...
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Or -
Write down three things that you would you do ifyou knew that you would succeed beyond your wildest dreams?
Then pick one to start on. Chunk it into steps and begin taking those steps toward greater success! Truth be known - you cannot fail!
Iâ€™ve just spent one of the most unusual weeks in my life! On the one hand, my Australian tour is going magnificently well. The raves have been exceptional. On the other hand, I have not been able to use the Internet because the apartment where Iâ€™m staying has removed the hotspot due to certain tech issues they have had.
Itâ€™s been very strange to be cut off from Twitter and my blog for a weekâ€¦ like living back in the mid 19th century. It felt as if my lifeline had been cut. Naturally, I was able to release the angst about it, but even with that, I felt disconnected from my support lines!
Ah well, back on line for the moment! The tour has been wonderful â€“ wonderful people and great connections with leaders from all walks of life!
What I also love about these tours away from my home in Hawaii is the opportunity to play, visit with friends, and see the country. Lynne, David Linke and his wife, Andrea, and I took the dinner tram last night. It was an incredibly good 5 course dinner served on a tram as it circles the city of Melbourne. We checked in and boarded the tram at 8:30pm. As soon as we were seated the dinner team served our first glass of champagne as the tram rumbled forward.
Time dissolved into the background as food, laughter and the company of good friends filled our evening. Before we knew it we pulled into the station to the tune of â€œGood Night Sweetheart, Well Itâ€™s Time To Goâ€¦â€ It was 11:30pm; three hours had flashed by in the blink of a moment.
Thereâ€™s so much to see and do in Melbourne, but this one is a must! Iâ€™d recommend it to anyone!!
It will be a bit before I get back to my blog on a regular basis. I have to sort things out with the management of the apartment where I'm staying.