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Show Up Today

Note to Self: The world needs you to show up today. You are powerful. You are valuable and what you believe changes the world.”                   —2sharemyjoy.com

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Duff here. You are powerful. I know This with My whole Heart. And what You tell yourself is undoubtedly the Most Powerful of all. From what Mom has told Me, Your subconscious Mind believes everything You say. Positive statements of “You can do this!” and “Go for it” energizes. You are in a happy State of Mind and can take on anything. Success is Yours. Living unstuck.

If You feed yourself the negative Stuff (“It will always be this way” or “Woe, is me.”) that’s what You’ll get. Did You know Your body will react in Synch with what You say? Everything is happening Right Now. Your dustup with a friend 20 years ago? Right now. The warm touch of a Friend yesterday? The same.

I suggest: Show up today. Be powerful. Be valuable. And watch what you believe. All part of living unstuck.

How about You? Do You practice being in High Spirits? Or are You hum drum? I say: Shoot for the Stars. Even if You don’t make it, You’ll be flying high. Having fun. Living unstuck. #unstuck-living#show-up-today


A new way of eating. Buying a new jacket. A new business. A decision to cut back: on what money goes out, time on Facebook, less time with energy vampires, less attention to naysayers. On to: A decision to be more positive. A new direction for the business. And I start by saying to myself, “Okay. Today’s the day the balloon goes up.” And off I go. Or is it really that simple?

For me, I first need to gear up. Get unstuck. Align my energy. Check out my negative self talk and quiet it to a dull roar. You know that chit chat, the words that whisper, “Will this be successful?” “Can I do this?” “What if it fails?” “Learning Zoom is hard. Maybe . . .” I figure those thoughts may be there somewhere, but they don’t need to be front and center. So I set aside a specific amount of time. And start.

Ah, the start. Resistance creeps in. I’m hungry. (That one always pops up.) Maybe an apple. I should make some tea. Sort my sock drawer. Text a friend. A muffin would be better. The temptation I can create can be overwhelming. Amazing I accomplish anything at all. And that way of being feels stuck. My mind idles in one place.

Then I remember Brene Brown saying, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” I can choose to be open, for the first start will always feel wrong. No matter what I do. Or how much I prepare. Or how hard I push. It will always need to be reshaped. Refined in some way. And I have learned that’s a part of creating.

But how to move past resistance? Here are some ideas to get going:

  • Take stock of what’s going on. Is there something you’re doing that’s keeping you stuck? Perhaps the situation is not in your control. Or maybe you need patience to let it work itself out. Step back and take in the big picture. Then move on it.
  • Check self talk. Is what you’re saying to yourself nothing but negative? Did someone tell you, “You can’t do this. It’ll never be good enough.” Thank those thoughts for sharing and send them on their way.
  • Accept that you’ll have bad beginnings . . . and move on. So you gave it your all for a new position. But were rejected. It doesn’t mean you’re a loser. It means that job wasn’t a good fit. Back to the drawing board and continue the search for the right position. You’re the CEO of your life. Adjust your sails and cruise toward your destination.
  • What’s the smallest step you can take to get where you want to be? Do that today. Congratulate yourself on that mini success. Then immediately figure out what the next step will be. I did that when I began walking. I was so out of shape it took me an hour (that’s right, 60 minutes) to walk up and down a nearby hill. Rather than being discouraged, that time was my benchmark. Anything under that was gold. The next day? 59 minutes. And on it went.

What if . . . ? Ask yourself, “What if I could do this? How would I feel?” Then move on to the next step, “What do I need to do to feel that way?” Then do that. If you’re stuck, you are in a bad trance. Use self hypnosis to shift that perception and move to a new point of view. And yes, it’s that simple.

Life is Pretty Simple

Life is pretty simple. You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works.

—Leonardo Da Vinci

Duff photoDuff again. Overall, my life is pretty Simple. I get up in the Morning, ready to Take on the Day. I do some stuff, but unlike Leonardo, my Stuff usually works. While at the office, I am an Excellent Canine Executive Officer. I am aware when Clients need my Assistance. (And When Not.) When I Visit Good Friends, as I did recently when Greeting the Owners of Mail Copy Plus, I am Over-the-Top Excited to See Them. Although I am getting Along in Years, I still show Enthusiasm and Appreciation. I live unstuck.

But when Mom and I work with Clients, they want to Resolve Problems. Sometimes the Issues are Short Lived, as a Job Loss or Change in Focus. Change can be a Challenge. Just ask me. I know. Other times, these Obstacles can be Long Standing, like issues with family members or Wanting More from Life. That’s where I excel, for I Support, Strengthen and Encourage by my physical presence. If Clients are stressed, I can show them how to Relax. (I do that very well by stretching out on the Floor.) Or if they have Problems Sleeping, I can demonstrate the Proper Way to Snooze Away. Mom handles the Other Stuff, for that’s what She does Best. On the whole, I live unstuck and major in What Works.

How about you? Do you do some Stuff? But not get discouraged by The Failures along the Road? Do you Focus on What Works and do More of That? I say: Let the Stuff that Doesn’t Work go. Revel in What Does. Live unstuck. #unstuckliving#positivity