If you’re feeling stuck and out of options, I believe there’s always another way. Always. Pretty bold, huh? No, I don’t have the peer reviewed academic studies to support my claim, but in my experience, there’s always another way – usually several – a lot more often than we think. And the likelihood of missing those other ways goes up exponentially when we try to figure out everything by ourselves, take only the same point of view, and try to get un-stuck with the same tools that got us stuck in the first place. So, yeah, I’m sticking with there’s always another way. Support, Viewpoint, Tools (http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/small-gate NULL.png)You can find those other ways more easily and more consistently when you get support, shift your view, and use new tools to get where you want to go. Here’s an example of wayfinding another way from my seasonal, part time side hustle.. . . .Read more . . .
Big breakthroughs are exciting and feel fantastic, but making them stick takes turning turning an aha into a habit because lasting change takes practice. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote (http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/declutter-your-thinking/) about decluttering a drawer in my bedroom and rediscovering these old aromatherapy beads and how, after using them one time, I woke up the next morning able to breathe through both nostrils for the first time in, well, ever. It dawned on me this weekend that I haven’t taken a decongestant in days, something that was as routine as brushing my teeth three short weeks ago. My sinuses aren’t totally clear 24/7, but they’re consistently clearer than, well, ever. I didn’t get this seemingly miraculous result from using the beads once. I’ve used them every single day since I freed them from that drawer. Multiple times most days. I got positive, short-term results that first night because they. . . .Read more . . .
One of the most reliable ways I know to boost your ability to be well, do good and enjoy the ride is to amp up a coaching tool called “bag it, barter it, or better it” by mixing it with your VIA signature strengths. When you’re facing a task or situation that drains your energy, you can choose to: bag it by not doing it or entering the situation, barter it by trading tasks or activities with someone who actually gets energized by the stuff that sucks the life out of you, or better it by doing something to make the task or situation feel better. Adding your VIA signature strengths with intention and creativity is like adding renewable super fuel to the “better it” approach. I’ve waxed poetic about the Values in Action Survey of Character Strengths here (http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/discover-your-24-carat-self-with-the-via-survey-of-character-strengths/) and here (http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/from-24-carats-to-five-stars-your-via-signature-strengths/) and here (http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/v-is-for-values/). Short version:. . . .Read more . . .
When you navigate your next, you need a compass and a map. If you were going to hike a new trail, would you bring a compass or a map? You can only choose one and there’s no cell service, but the distance and terrain are within your strength and skill levels. If you can follow the sun or stars, skip the compass. If it’s an out and back hike and you’re good at noticing landmarks, skip the map. You can navigate the physical world with either a compass or a map, or neither. To navigate new chapters in our lives, it takes both. Wrong Map What’s your five-year plan? Inside my head: that’s way too long, life’s too uncertain and changes too fast, that’s not what you want to hear, I need this job, I have to say something that will make hire me, QUICK! Before I could form the words,. . . .Read more . . .
Decluttering can help you do more than get rid of stuff. Done right, it can help you rediscover the internal qualities to help you thrive, as long as you use your rediscovered brilliance instead of letting it sit on a shelf. When I woke up this morning, I realized I was breathing easily and silently for the first time in, oh, I don’t know, months, years, the lifetime since an otolaryngologist described my septum as “the most deviated I’ve seen in my 40-year career.” I savored the scent of eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass – through both nostrils – recalling how I rediscovered the aromatherapy beads during a recent decluttering spree. A couple of weeks ago. In a bottle from a store that closed shortly after superstorm Sandy. In 2012. I finally took it from the shelf and set some next to my pillow. Yesterday. My chronic sinus issues were largely resolved. Overnight. If. . . .Read more . . .
Being clear about your values, strengths and priorities is the key to creating change, whether you declare New Year’s resolutions or not. Since today likely feels like the real new beginning, as we return to routines after a long winter vacation, or at least a Monday holiday, it’s a good time to put those intentions into action. If you missed crafting resolutions, or already bailed on the ones you made, take heart. You’re not doomed to a year of misery and failure. You got up at a ridiculous hour, dressed in actual clothes instead of lounging in sweats all day, right? Congratulate yourself and trust that you can still create positive change in 2018. To Resolve or Not To Resolve Depending on the top hits, an internet search will report a resolution failure rate near 90%. I know you don’t trust everything you read on the internet, but those outcomes are. . . .Read more . . .
Going Viral with Emotional Contagion Episode 001: December 8, 2017 Imagine you’re out sailing on a windy day. You can’t see the wind, but you’re definitely aware of its presence and its effect on the waves, the boat, the hair that’s flying in front of your face. Like the wind, you can’t see emotional contagion, either. It’s different, though, because its effects often aren’t apparent at all. ListeniTunes (https://itunes NULL.apple NULL.com/us/podcast/posnav-000-welcome-and-thanks/id1242159404?i=1000396431412&mt=2)Google Play (https://play NULL.google NULL.com/music/m/Dqqv4hhuexnnxkyqh4w557kyzfe?t=PosNavPodcast_001_Going_Viral_with_Emotional_Contagion-Positive_Navigation)SoundCloud (https://soundcloud NULL.com/florence-moyer/posnavpodcast-001-going-viral-with-emotional-contagion) Read It’s flu season in my neck of the woods, so everybody’s hyper-conscious of germs and viruses and anything that could possibly be contagious. Which is inspiring this episode, about a different kind of contagion, one that, like the flu you can prepare for and minimize its effects. Build up your well-being antibodies enough and you could even become a carrier of a different condition, one that actually benefits others. To get started, imagine. . . .Read more . . .
Episode 000. December 5, 2017 Imagine you’re at this big conference, in a fancy hotel ballroom, sitting at one of those round tables, listening to a speaker in the front of the room, together with a hundred or so other conference-goers who are sitting at other round tables just like you. . . . Listen iTunes (https://itunes NULL.apple NULL.com/us/podcast/posnav-000-welcome-and-thanks/id1242159404?i=1000396431412&mt=2) Google Play (https://play NULL.google NULL.com/music/m/Dvcbtiyaw2dvegztkme6hmy5aeq?t=000_Welcome_and_Thanks-Positive_Navigation) SoundCloud (https://soundcloud NULL.com/florence-moyer/posnav-000-welcome-and-thanks) Read Imagine you’re at this big conference, in a fancy hotel ballroom, sitting at one of those round tables, listening to a speaker in the front of the room, together with a hundred or so other conference-goers who are sitting at other round tables just like you. The speaker shares a concept, an idea, an opportunity that instantly gets you so fired up, you notice your hands are grasping the bottom of your chair so that you can’t jump up on to the. . . .Read more . . .
Imagine feeling curious and excited every day. Using your innate strengths and skills with intention. Living in alignment with your values. It’s not like you wave a magic wand and everything comes easily. You have to expend effort to make things happen. It’s just that you do it in a way that energizes you and serves those around you. I want that for you. (For me, too.) Sounds like a bunch of new age-y, coachy-coach, rainbows and unicorns mumbo jumbo, right? I think that sometimes, too. Even though I know to the core of my being that leveraging our innate values and strengths and using our natural skills is the best, most joy-filled means of growing well-being and serving the world, it makes my Inner Skeptic cry out, “you can’t just go around saying that stuff out loud. People will smirk and roll their eyes.” Alma Deutsche just may be the. . . .Read more . . .
(http://flomotioncoaching NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/vision- NULL.jpg) Clearing away what no longer serves you is essential to making space for a vision of what does. That view. Brilliant blue sky. Vast lawn. Unimpeded view of that enormous ancient tree. An hour of sitting with nature in that space renewed my spirit like few other experiences can. It wasn’t until after the requisite post on social media that I realized the view I found so inspiring hadn’t been possible a few days earlier. That stump in the foreground? It’s all that remains of another tree, a magnificent but dying beech that was at high risk of harming people and other trees as it dropped large, dead branches and eventually fell altogether. The sounds of its demise jangled my nerves and hurt my heart, even as my brain knew that everything had been done to save it in a way that would keep neighboring trees and. . . .Read more . . .