Daily Quote: “Remembering that you are going to die one day is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. Follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Reflection: The key to our Self-directed coaching approach to awareness and development can be summed up in one sentence: “It’s not me–it’s my negative thoughts.” That is our battle cry. It is a reminder that negative thoughts and urges are real and power over your thinking and behavior, if gone unchecked. Research shows that these negative self-talk messages from the brain need 5 postive messages to over ride 1 negative thought. In Self-directed behavior coaching you gain a deeper understanding of this truth.
Self-Coaching Challenge: What does a daily spoonful of optimism look like? It means doing something nice for ourselves as well as another person each and every day. It means staying replenished mentally, physically, and emotionally which results in a sense of well-being. A spoonful of optimism can be reading an inspirational quote, talking to a trusted friend, having a fabulous dinner, practicing an attitude of gratitude, or indulging in a “music bath”, (this is where we put on our favorite music and submerge our hearts and minds in song).
To solidify our daily dose of optimism it is imperative to develop our emotional intelligence skills. A powerful and exemplary model is the wheel created by 6 Seconds to Emotional Intelligence. (The Six Seconds EQ Model,” 2011).