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Sometimes all you need is a little push…

 

Dream Big

I think we all go through rough times in our life. Some things are harder than others. I think Eric and I are getting all of ours out of the way this year!

Which brings me to this story. There’s a Business Coach I met about 3 years ago at a work conference. I thought she was amazing and have stalked followed her on social media since. Her name is Honoree Corder. She’s a professional ass kicker (a title that is well-earned). She recently tweeted about a business conference she is putting on in Italy.

Oh my god, do I want to go. I’d kill LOVE to go. It is a trip of a lifetime. It could seriously catapult RDC into a new realm. I NEED to be there. The downside is that there is a hefty price tag (think $12,000+). At this point in our life, it feels like the price tag could be $1,000,000. Needless to say, I was heartbroken Thursday after reading about it. I’ve felt so down about outside events that feeling like there was one more thing I couldn’t do put me over the edge. I threw a big pity party for myself that night. I also happened to tweet to Honoree about my desire to go but that I didn’t think I could get there.

Well, the stars aligned and she responded. Now Honoree and I have met before and we have interacted. However in my world, I feel like Honoree is a big celebrity. She’s accomplished SO much and she is a force of nature. So when she responded I felt like Whoa, this is *BIG*. Not only did Honoree respond, she offered to talk with me on the phone. (Important to note: Honoree charges $1,000 an HOUR. She’s THAT good.) Just the fact that she was willing to talk with me, made me feel like I’d hit a home run. I had the pleasure of talking to her for an hour on Friday. We talked about life and business and my desire to go to Italy but feeling like it was impossible. Honoree listened, empathized, and then kicked my ass (in a good way). She offered me some solid suggestions. But more importantly, she offered me her time. She didn’t have to. But she took a chance. And it reminded me that MY life is in MY control. Sure, there are instances and people out of my control. But I can work hard and achieve big things. I had lost sight of that. I was feeling stuck and sorry for myself. I think it is pretty easy with all of the problems people are facing right now to feel that way. You get tired, you feel trapped in a job or relationship or insert your problem here, and you feel like this is the hand you’ve been dealt. Honoree remind me that’s not true. *I* am in  control. Sure, it can be uncomfortable to set big goals and dream big, but it’s not impossible.

I feel like my energy has quadrupled since talking with her. I have felt on top of the world and I’ve gotten more done in the last 24 hours to reach these goals then I’ve done in the past 3 months. I have some big goals but none of them are out of reach. I can work hard and hit them. One of my top 3 is getting to Italy in 2012. Not impossible, but not easy. I look forward to the challenge.

If you want to learn more about Honoree visit her at http://www.coachhonoree.com or follow her on twitter.com/honoree

If you want to watch me hit these goals, stay tuned!

 


Even on a cloudy day…

I love the Cage the Elephant song, ‘Shake me down’. Life has been tumultuous here with no end in sight (if anything, the ante continues to be upped every day). So my apologies on the  hit or miss blog posting. I have certain blogs that I love and check daily for updates. So I’m committed to getting better about posting. Anyways, back to this song. I *love* it. It will get stuck in my head and stay there Alllllll day. And I don’t even get that annoyed. If you hadn’t heard it, you should check it out. (Lyrics at the bottom). It’s a good way to remember perspective. Everything can be turned around, inside out, upside down.

 

This month my goal has been to reframe situations. No matter what’s thrown at me. Don’t show up when you’re supposed to? Unexpected free time with my husband, I had to work until 7, meaning it was a 13 hour day? How fortunate that I could drive home when the sun was setting. There are more specific examples but due to the publicness of this blog, those are the only I can share right now. Yesterday was a very trying day. But instead of flipping out, this song popped in my head. I was able to let the situation go and laugh at the ridiculousness of it. At some point, that’s all you can do. You can’t change or control other people. The only thing you’re in control of is yourself. So you might as well laugh. Even on a cloudy day, I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun.

“Shake Me Down”

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around,
Who knows now,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,
Broken sound,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh, ooooh

In my past, bittersweet,
There’s no love between the sheets,
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
Lonely times indeed,
With eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back now its time for me to let go,
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner,
Never saw it coming still,
I try to make a move,
It almost stopped me from belief,
I don’t wanna know the future,
But I’m like rolling thunder,

Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh, ooooh


Remembering Grandpa…

Today is a bittersweet day, mostly tainted by sadness but trying to find the good. 3 years ago today my Grandpa passed. It was unexpected and heartbreaking.

So instead of going into all the things are sad and all the life reflections (maybe later this week?) I’d rather just post some special things about him. I’ve agonized about writing this post – I want it to be special, funny, and touching. But since my writing is still developing and I don’t think I will ever think the post is perfect, I’m just going with it.

Donald C. Moyer

Grandpa was known to the world as Donald C. Moyer. He was a pioneer and a trailblazer who wasn’t afraid to take risks. He was also the 1st President at UNLV.

He was a gentle soul, always loving and kind. He drove sportscars – and when I was little he’d let me stand in the seat through the sun roof as he would zoom down hills. He taught classes and was a counselor at Central Christian Church. I remember going to one of his classes and he started it off with a marshmallow fight so everyone would relax.

He’d wake up at 4 am and read his books, making notes for his therapy sessions later. He was a master wood craftsman and made beautiful, amazing cutouts to decorate the yard. He also made beautiful clocks out of wood. He was an inventor and one-of a kind. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of him.

He always had a hammock and would take a nap in it. He loved being outdoors and we would often go play in the park with badmitton or a ball. He liked junk food and loved buffets. Snoballs were a preferred favorite.

I try to strive to be like him. He was an amazing human being and we were all so lucky to have him in our lives.

To remember him today, I’m going to pull out one of his therapist’s books that are outlined with his notes in it and climb into his hammock. Then when I get up I’m eating a great big Snoball. Remember to hug your loved ones and enjoy your days.