Good Morning from Maine! #Gratitude
Welcome to PERCOLATE Daily.
I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go. I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. In my book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through, today and for the next several days, we are following along with The PERCOLATE Process.
I also taped a 50 minute free audio for you to listen to. Click to listen: Brew Your Best Life in 2015.
When we Percolate, we gradually improve ourselves and others as our message we share with the world expands. When we are our best self, we touch the lives and hearts of others in positive, compassionate and often enlightening ways.
In speaking with people, we often use the word OK. The word “OK” is a massive clue that something isn’t quite right. When someone says they are “OK” chances are they really aren’t. Let’s say you are hovering in what I call “the OK zone.” You aren’t all in and you aren’t all out. You are just OK.
It’s a fabulous starting point and a moment of choice, but it’s like drinking cold coffee to me. In my case, in moments or periods of time like this, I’ve needed a bolder brew. in 2004, After six years of battling food allergies, near death reactions, having anger and guilt from leaving a marriage for a new one, and moving away from family, I decided to be better than ok and that I deserved to be better than ok.
Many of us are drinking cold or burned coffee and we don’t bother to make it that best blend and savor each sip. Are you embracing your space and time and making your moments matter? It takes courage to make changes in our lives. Our habits are familiar and have become comfortable behaviors. Change takes courage because we are required to step out of the box and stir or shake things up a bit.
To allow change to brew, make room for change, or maneuver with a change you didn’t ask for, it is important to direct your thoughts in a positive direction and keep seeking what is meaningful to you.
No one can do your work for you. There are times when you wish they could. This is your own work. Make it your intention to take one action daily to make the familiar behaviors turn into something positive and meaningful.
You know change is brewing when you start to ask yourself who, what, where, when, why and how and allow yourself the time to think about it.
Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the author of PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House 4/14/14) and founder and CEO of the Best Ever You Network. Elizabeth understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate their light within and help them live their best life. She has a degree in communications and broadcasting; is a life coach, food-allergy expert, and anaphylaxis survivor; and is the host of The Best Ever You Show. Elizabeth lives with her husband and four boys in Maine.