Word-Of-the-Week #797: Attraction

November 14, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Attractionthe magnetic power of the Universe that draws similar energies together.

How lucky are you? How much of it are you creating? Are you fully engaged and aware with what is going on around you?

Once again, Steve Strauss, author of STEVE’S 3-MINUTE COACHING, sent a very thought-provoking piece!

Distinction: Attract vs. Make Happen

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

“There is plenty of satisfaction to be received from making things happen. You can get your emotional needs met, accomplish meaningful outcomes, prove your self-worth, and stand out from the pack by bowing your back and taking up the slack! Woo-Hoo! I made it happen! I’m a winner! 

On the other hand, we also can be people who have things simply show up, seemingly by magic. You know the people I’m referencing. They’re ‘lucky,’ ‘in the right place at the right time,’ ‘the chosen ones,’ and such. We look at them with either awe or disdain. 

Beyond merely lucky what they are is – in the flow of their life. They resonate with the flow. In harmony. And most importantly they have removed the obstacles to experiencing that flow. 

The other folks who are busy making things happen are doing so by efforting over their own hurdles. 

Keep in mind that people who attract may also be very busy dawn-till-dark workers. They are engaged. Attraction is not passive. And people who attract what they want also use what they attract. That’s why they attract it. It fits into and supports the flow of their journey. 

Coaching Point: What are you attracting?”

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This week’s focus is on attraction. Are you one of those people who just seems to always be “in the right place at the right time”? Are you in harmony and fully experiencing the flow of your life? Are you attracting what you want?

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FUN-video: Colonial Mexico Trailer

November 12, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

We had a FUN & fabulous time with all the festivities happening for Día de Muertos! 😊

  • We don’t usually do tours but this one was great! The company is A Closer Look Tours. And our guide Eric has a B & B in Guanajuato plus does custom trips. He treated us to a Mezcal tasting and served us lunch there too!

FUN-photos: Colonial Mexico

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  • We flew into Guadalajara and out of Mexico City from Tijuana – as that was the only way to fly non-stop – which saved us time and money. We opted for a tour and fortunately we were a small group of 14.
  • Traveling by bus we visited Tequila, Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Quiroga, Tzintzuntzan, Guanajato, San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, Queretaro, Taxco, Cuernavaca, Xochimilco, and Mexico City.
  • And the highlight was being able to experience Día de Muertos! The Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1st & 2nd that honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations.

FUN-fact – Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Día de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.

Word-Of-the-Week #796: Nothingness

November 7, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothingnessthat pleasant experience of enjoying time going by, letting your thoughts take over.

How comfortable are you spending time doing nothing? How often have you just sat in silence watching and listening to what was going on around you?

This week longtime friend and comrade Bill Marvin, The Restaurant Doctor, shares his perspective on spending time in Italy.

“The Italians have a philosophy of “dolce far niente” (dolce = sweet || far(e) = do || niente = nothing), literally: the sweet essence of doing nothing and enjoying it.  

Nothingness is that pleasant experience of enjoying time going by, letting your thoughts take over. It’s very much in the mentality of Italians. They are lucky enough to have the natural beauty of amazing landscapes, from the coasts and sea sides to the highest mountains along with a profound sense of history.

Dolce far niente is at its best where all that matters is living the moment. No stress, no pressure, nothing matters; just live in the moment, a ‘doing nothing’ moment.

Italians work hard, but they live to celebrate with good wine and a plate of pasta, no matter whether it is a normal everyday lunch or the most important holiday in the country. Dolce far niente is a way of thinking always fixed to the moment, in which you can finally ‘do nothing’ and enjoy it.

It’s the sensation when you sit at a bar in an Italian village while you drink coffee and watch the passersby. Time slows and for half a second you admire life in its simplicity, and you only want to smile.

Spending time in Italy always reminds me of the importance of slowing down to the speed of life and just enjoying the moment. I recommend it highly.

Have the courage to Do the Work! … even when that work is the bliss of doing nothing at all!” 

This week’s focus is on nothingness. When was the last time you did absolutely nothing? Did it make you smile? How often do you allow yourself to just “be in the moment?”

The picture above was taken on Halloween in San Miguel de Allende where we sat in the main square and did nothing but watch all the kids and the parent’s trick or treat and I must admit it made me smile and giggle 😊 and the one below had the exact same effect!

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FUN-Travel: Día de Muertos – Nov 2 – Taxco, Mexico

November 2, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Our road trip today was from Mexico City to Taxco with a stop in Cuernavaca.

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