I am on the road again. I just arrived in Melbourne and I'm filled with the crazed Olympic fever. Every chance I get I search out the nearest TV only to sit riveted to the screen watching our world's finest athletes compete in stellar form.
For as long as I can remember, the games have captured my imagination. I'm not alone in this as the Olympics have long inspired the imagination of millions of other people just like me.
I watched the opening evening in Honolulu before leaving for Australia. And as the music crescendoed and the screen flashed the words, London 2012, I thought of the years leading up to this night. For the participating athletes, everything that got them to this moment wasn't done in the lights with the hoopla and magic that I was watching on the screen.
The years prior to the Summer Olympics were written in the muscles and sinews, the hearts and minds of the men and women that made it to the event. The mental, emotional, physical and spiritual discipline that these Olympiads exhibited over the years opened the door for their entrance to the coming ten days.
These men and women represent the best and finest in personal mastery. They stand as examples of the possibility that our lives hold if are willing to stay on our purpose, develop our talents and strive to realize our true potential in any given arena.
You and I may not be athletes. But we are here on Earth for a reason. We were each given gifts and talents and we have a choice as to how much we develop those talents.
The athletic training is multidimensional: body, mind and soul. But is it any less for ourselves? To be successful, our level of mastery must include the core training for our brain, mental and physical stamina as well as inspired action.
Successful people are willing to do what others of lesser success were unwilling to do. Successful people are willing to go what others of lesser success were unwilling to go. Successful people are willing to give what others of lesser success were unwilling to give. They are willing to get up earlier, work longer and push themselves harder. They are willing to give more of themselves to the game, whatever their 'game' may be.
And maybe that is the fascination so many of us hold with the Olympics. It represents our highest and finest hopes for ourselves. It represents what we know at some subliminal level that we're capable of if we give it all we have. It is this Olympiad Spirit that is available in each of us that I honor today.
I had a wonderful afternoon visit with our certified Australian trainers for the anti-bullying program, 'Breaking Out of the World Game'. Principals John Faulkner & Louise McKay have done over 12 trainings so far and are gearing up to train more schools in the Victoria district.
Greetings from Adelaide, Australia! Last night we had a lovely dinner with some of our Women In Leadership participants. Two of our participants were also able to share their experiences from the Power of Personal Purpose Retreat held earlier this year in Kona on the big island of Hawaii. It was wonderful to see all of them again and catch up on the progress they have made and how the training has influenced their lives. Next stop, Melbourne.
In preparing for our Australia trip, I found a post with a video that was released under the name that belonged to the video below. This video was made a month or so ago, but I was so excited that I wanted to share it with you. I'm still engaged in the process of observing my thoughts and weeding my mental garden. Please enjoy and connect with me. We are on a journey together.
There is an electric excitement in the air today. The Kona sunshine and beauty could not be more perfect now on the eve of our first event of 2012. Tomorrow is the first day of our five day retreat - The Power of Personal Purpose: A Retreat for the Leader in You. Dynamic women are gathering from as far away as Australia and Canada to discover and create magic in their lives.
Monday, The Power of You, will be our focus as we learn to awaken intuition and discover our inner vision. Several of our participants will be sharing their experiences with you over the next few days, so follow along with our journey. I invite you to leave a comment, send a note or post something on our Facebook wall when you see something that resonates with you.
This year is going to be a time of growth, energy and excitement at TrinidadHunt.com and Élan Enterprises. I can't wait to share it with you!
Canberra, the capital of Australia, is one of the most delightful cities I have visited so far. Trisha Benson hosted us to a wonderful day off. We drove up to the mountain overlooking the city and then toured the city and visited Parliament. I came away in awe of the Canberra's layout and intentional design as well as the beauty of both the old and new parliament houses. A big 'thank you' to Trisha for a magical day.
The next day Lynne and I were on a flight to Honolulu. I was back in Kona a day later and I've been totally consumed in a strategic planning session with our Information Tech lady. Planning in Kona is a special event with the inspiration of working outdoors and sunsets off my balcony.
I am beyond excited. Wonderful things are in the offing for the next year. I am planning a series of new webinars, my meditation CD and music will soon be in downloadable form, the release of Wisdom's Way and much much more.
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Every participant in the Women in Leadership Program does their Philosophy of Leadership for their graduation Certificate. Vicky McGowan showed the graduating class her grid on leadership and shared that when she showed it to her 11 year old son he said, "Oh mom, that's so boring!"
Thanks to her 11 year old son's challenge Vicky decided to go for it so she wrote her philosophy in rap form. She read to the group with rap music for rhythm and everyone in the group went wild.
Vicki is now working to record it for YouTube and when she does, we'll share it with you. Thanks, Vicki for taking the challenge.... I can't wait to show your video on my blog!