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Meg Daly is a Life and Career Coach who works with individuals on achieving results and becoming the best version of themselves. You can learn more about her services at www.coachmegdaly.com.

Recharge

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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What do you do when life comes at you too fast? When demands are knocking on your door 24/7? When it feels like you’ve got nothing more to give?

One option is to keep pushing until something gives. Usually what “gives” is your temper, health or close relationships.

Another option is to be aware that the gas gauge is empty and to feel okay about retreating from the chaos to recharge, regroup and refocus.

Here are some ideas for the next time this comes up for you:

  1. Take a break from people who drain your energy and spirit.
  2. Try a cleanse or detox program.
  3. Take a day, an hour or a minute of silence.
  4. Give yourself the gift of time to do whatever inspires you that day.
  5. Go for a drive.
  6. Go to bed early.
  7. Simply do something nice for yourself.

Wishes to you for a happy day!

Meg

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Declutter Your Time

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Think about this for a second... today and everything about it has never happened nor will it ever happen again. It is unique in its own right.

Look around and use all your senses. The birds you hear, the people you see, the foods you taste today, the things you touch... all of them are once in a lifetime mini experiences.

Looking through the lens of life this way encourages conscious living. Consciously making choices on how we spend our time and whom we spend it with.

Take for example, summer time. So many options to choose from. Things like Festivals, road trips, cookouts or concerts.

Think about responsibilities at work. Your to do list, what your team needs from you, what your boss needs from you...

How do we make the most of this day and make choices that will catapult us into momentum for positive tomorrows?

If you are feeling overwhelmed about all the choices AND responsibilities, simply use the same tactics home organizers use to declutter, for example, a closet!

Is it necessary?
Do you love it?
Is it useful?
Can you give it away? (delegate)
Is it possible to throw it away? (delete!)
Does it align with who you are?

Just as we clean, declutter, organize, and maintain our physical environment, so must we do the same with our time.

For example...

You're invited out for happy hour after work with your co-workers:

Do you love the idea?
Does it feel like a "YES"?... or a heavy " I SHOULD go because...."

You are faced with a new job opportunity:

Does it intuitively feel like a good move?
Does it align with who you are and the goals you have for your career?
Does it feel like a fresh start?

A fun tool to use over the next few days to get comfortable with checking in with your "internal wi fi" regarding decisions about how you spend your time (and thus your life!)...

Set your alarm to ring 3 times throughout the day. One in the morning, one at noon, and one in the evening before bed.
When it rings, pause and ask yourself "Do the choices I have made thus far today been in alignment with how I want to feel and what I want to accomplish today?""

When we live more consciously with intention, we begin to make choices that come from a place of authenticity. When we practice authenticity it's as if we are honoring ourselves in a sacred way... and when we begin to honor our time, other people start to as well.

Happy Decluttering!

Meg

 

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4 Simple Strategies to “Recombobulate”

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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When was the last time you felt discombobulated, stressed out, or “at your wits end?” For some of us, it was five minutes ago!
Feeling at the mercy of negative outside influences can be paralyzing. The next time you find yourself stuck in this “way station,” try these simple strategies to move forward:

1.Just BREATHE. The breath is a powerful tool in relaxing your mind and body. When you are read to explode, simply take a deep breath in for 4 seconds… hold it for 7…exhale for 8. This allows your body to settle down…as well as your giving your mind a break.

2.Will this MATTER? It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of the moment and make our current situations mountains when in reality, they are anthills! Asking ourselves if this “situation” is really going to matter tomorrow, next week, or six months from now is a powerful way to settle ourselves down quickly.

3.Focus on the ABUNDANCE. Quickly think of six things to appreciate in your life (if you can pick six from the current day… even better!)

4.Discover the LESSON. Maybe the lesson is you need to tighten up your boundaries with the “takers” in your life. Perhaps, you need to speak up and be your own advocate in a difficult situation. Many times, the source of our frustration isn’t due to others behavior… but instead our REACTION to their behavior.

Happiness & success,
Meg

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Are Your Team's Communication Lines Clogged?

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Think of the last time you gathered around the conference table or the kitchen table for a work or home team meeting...did you show up wanting to express how hard you had worked, how much you knew, or how "right" you were about the issue/challenge/success?

Does that feel expansive... or restrictive? High energy... or low energy? Does it feel like your words, thoughts, and feedback came from a place of fear... or love?

Now imagine something different. It's a table where each person sits down bringing nothing but an openness to listen, curiosity, calmness, and best of all... their unique gifts. In fact, can you imagine a team that got their inspiration by shining a light on one another's strengths rather than weaknesses? A group of individuals who divided up the work strategically based upon each person's "best parts" and put their egos on eviction notice?

In a world that is often existing out of a mode of survival this sometimes may seem like a "pie in the sky" kind of thinking... but it isn't!

When we identify what makes us unique and the gifts we have to offer and learn the same from others, we stretch ourselves in the authenticity and vulnerability departments. As a result, trust builds, and pretty soon those little things that breed resentment and clog up the lines of communication and energy within a team... evaporate.

If your team at home or work is on "pause" and what you want is to hit the "play" button and move forward, perhaps it's time to start looking at what is RIGHT rather than what is wrong.

p.s. Need help in the process? I've got a wonderful program that works with individuals and teams to uncover and identify those unique gifts within. Contact me today to learn more.

Meg




Meg Daly

meg@mojomeg.com

414-331-6891

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What Is The ONE Thing You Know You MUST Do?

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 9:00:00 am 
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I think the main reason we get stuck is we get too comfortable in one of life's "holding patterns." It's safe and secure in what you might call the "circle of familiarity." Sometimes we might creep out with a little courage to the edge of that circle, intrigued with stepping it up a notch, trying something new... when BAM! Fear pops up right at the edge in front of our faces... just like a boogey man.

But just as those scary monsters under our bed were figments of our wild imagination, so is the fear we feel now as adults.
If you are feeling dissatisfaction is your life, the truth is you already know the answer deep down. You might be asking everyone and their brother "what should I do?" when the reality is, you are simply seeking validation from them for what you already know to be true.

So how do you find the answers to your own questions and identify a starting point to getting unstuck?
Get quiet. Martha Beck refers to it as "wordlessness."
Giving our minds a rest and meditating for even a few minutes every day allows our inner guidance to come through loud and clear. If sitting down and meditating isn't your thing, then go for a run, take a bath, or hop in the car for a drive and turn on some tunes. Do something to get out of your head and into your heart where the answers lie.

A client shared with me overtime she meditated, the voice in her head would say "give up the alcohol!" She wasn't an alcoholic, but admitted she was using it as a crutch to avoid dealing with anxiety in her work. When she finally listened and had the courage to follow through with feeling her feelings each evening, which is when things quickly began to shift.

What is your inner guide trying to tell you? Maybe it's "quit beating yourself up" or "let this friendship go" or "get up 30 minutes earlier each morning to workout."
Whatever it is, you already know it deep down. All it takes is some courage to listen... and take action.

So when your heart is crying out "Let's Go!" but your head says "WHHHOOOOOAAAAA!!"... go for it anyway. It might be a bit painful in the short term, but the
long-term fulfillment is oh so worth it.

Have a great weekend!

Meg

I hope you enjoyed today's "gem."
If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.

 

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3 Tips To Feel More ALIVE!

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Often I work with individuals who struggle with a few core roadblocks. The three most common seem to be...

▪ Boundaries (AKA playing the people pleaser to an extreme)

▪ "Playing Small" (AKA not feeling comfortable verbalizing how amazing they are and shining a light on their gifts)

▪ "Imagination Stagnation" (AKA struggling to define what it is they even want)
I think we all at some point get a bit stuck in these areas. What I've seen work for my clients (and myself) is to take baby steps. It's nearly impossible to jump from the inability to say "NO" to becoming "healthy selfish"... going from hiding our greatness to unconditionally loving ourselves... or moving from total "blankness" to clearly identifying what would make our heart sing.
So I'd like to share a few tips that might help get the ball rolling for you or someone you know who might be struggling...

1. Boundaries - Give yourself the assignment to say no to everything for 24 hours unless you have a pure desire to say "YES!" It's uncomfortable at first, but with consistent practice, you'll be able to tap into that inner guidance easier and more quickly to know if the answer is a "Heck Yeah!" or a "HELL NO!"

2. "Playing Small" - Use the "doorknob trick." As you open the door to walk into an interview or click "Join" to an important conference call, tell yourself how amazing you are an. In other words, pause before any situation where you might feel insecure or out of your league and say to yourself, "I am AWESOME... and they are lucky I am here! Life is working in my favor. We all prosper when I activate my gifts/talents/strengths." This one is really a game changer. It can elevate your energy and people may not consciously see it, but at some level they feel it. Remember, when you play small and keep your AMAZINGNESS on lock down, you are robbing others in this world of benefiting from what you... and only you... have to give.

3. Imagination Stagnation. I recently asked a client "what would really light you up regarding your work?" She was blank... and frustrated. Rather than diving into a major action step of writing out in a narrative what her new reality would look like, she instead came up with the power statement of "I am moving towards identifying what I desire." Easy peasy! She wrote it on her bathroom mirror with a dry eraser marker (great trick!) and this simply planted seeds of imagination in her subconscious morning and evening. Pretty soon, she started coming up with loads of ideas!

We all want to feel more alive, on our purpose, and inspired. It takes some work, but a little goes a long way... so start today!

Have a great weekend,
Meg

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Bust OUT Of Your Comfort Zone!

Meg Daly on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00:00 am 
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“Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you'd just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting.” ~ Edward Whitacre, Jr.

 

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Why Your BEST Self Could Be Draining You

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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I had an interesting conversation with someone this week around the idea coming out of the closet… as it relates to showing the world our real self vs. our “BEST!!” self. How are they different?

Our “best” self is all the good stuff we, and others, love about ourselves. …. And they are wonderful!
I have another version called our “BEST!!!” self. This one tends to be an image we portray because we think that is what is required of us to do in order to be loved and accepted… or in other words part of the “the cool crowd.”

Our “real” self is a bit different. It feels like an exhale of “ahhhhhhhhh” as it deflates the pent up, toxic energy. “This is me... take it or leave it!”

It’s a beautiful and crazy combobulation of our shiny parts as well as our shadow sides…and when we gather the courage to show it, life might feel scary momentarily but boy does it end up feeling good!

A great test to see which one you are grounded in from time to time is to check in with how you feel:

Real Self=Expansive
"BEST” Self=Constrictive

When we choose to show our REAL selves to the world, we’ve reached an entirely new level of being. Being full on authentic regardless of the fears or risks of rejection is really a choice to be completely okay in the world regardless of others opinions.

Wow. How freeing is that?

Think back to when you were a child or teenager. What were you passionate about? Were you expressing it in your life, putting energy towards it, sharing it with others? Or were you like me and hid it?

Funny story. I was literally in a physical closet in terms of my hidden dream. I would lock myself in the bathroom as a child to privately practice Prell Shampoo and Crest toothpaste commercials…. for hours.

My dream was to be an actress… on Love Boat or Fantasy Island or if I was super lucky Days of Our Lives.

But I was embarrassed to share this dream.

Why???

Fear that people would think I was “full of myself,” arrogant or that I really loved who I was (as if that was something to be ashamed of.)

Why do some of us have the courage to say “The heck with it? This is who I am and your opinion is none of my business. I have my life to get on with!” …while others keep their gifts locked in the closet…or bathroom in my case?

When we choose to show our REAL selves to the world, we’ve reached an entirely new level of being. Being full on authentic regardless of the fears or risks of rejection is really a choice to be completely okay in the world regardless of others opinions.
Wow. How freeing is that?

Think back to when you were a child or teenager. What were you passionate about? Were you expressing it in your life, putting energy towards it, sharing it with others? Or were you like me and hid it?

Funny story. I was literally in a physical closet in terms of my hidden dream. I would lock myself in the bathroom as a child to privately practice Prell Shampoo and Crest toothpaste commercials…. for hours.
My dream was to be an actress… on Love Boat or Fantasy Island or if I was super lucky Days of Our Lives.
But I was embarrassed to share this dream.
Why???
Fear that people would think I was “full of myself,” arrogant or that I really loved who I was (as if that was something to be ashamed of.)

Why do some of us have the courage to say “The heck with it. This is who I am and your opinion is none of my business. I have my life to get on with!” …while others keep their gifts locked in the closet…or bathroom in my case?

It's most likely the presence or absence of self-acceptance.

When we don’t 100% “own” who we are, we run the risk of being triggered by outside influencers we view as not accepting us for who we are. Their word or actions are like shocks that echo against our inner emptiness.

The cure lies in filling up the emptiness with unconditional self-love and acceptance.

I am curious, what dreams have you put on hold? Where are you playing small in life? Is there drama/chaos/conflict in your life that’s creating echo storms within your soul? If so, maybe it’s time to start coming out of the closet in terms of what lights you up, brings you joy, and is your purpose in this lifetime. Not long ago, I realized during a moment of reflection that in order to do what I want to do in this lifetime I had to let go of any lingering regret, guilt, fear, or resentment towards myself and others. Unless I was able to do this, the people in my life as well as myself would be robbed of the gifts I have to share.

We all have a purpose and that purpose is wrapped up in our unique gifts. If you are ready to come out of the “BEST!!!! Self Closet” and get real...

Join me on "Monday's With Meg" by clicking the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/megdaly777/

Once you like my page, you'll be able to hop on to the Facebook Live this coming Monday at 12pm central time where I'll be discussing this Daly Gem further and answering any questions.

P.s. I'll be giving away a free gift after the FB live Monday so don't miss it!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend-

Meg

 

Hope you enjoyed today's "gem."
If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.

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Honoring Memorial Day

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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As we go into this weekend honoring those who have protected and served our country, I would like to share an interesting set of quotes I read recently from an article in Inc.com. I hope you enjoy....
Click here for the link....

 

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a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact
me for a free consult call to discuss options.

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Frustrated At Work? Choose to Whine... Or SHINE!

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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As human beings it's in our nature to grow, to want more, to set goals, and dream. Often times, new desires present themselves in the snow globe of our professional lives.

Do we stay?

Do we go?

Do we start our own business?

Do we move to the Caribbean and teach surfing?

Sometimes, however, we are so immersed in what is WRONG with our current situation, we don't see what is perfectly right.

For example, if you are at the point of extreme frustration due to issues with your boss, this is actually a gift. It's a gift because it's forcing us to confront our own "issues" with confrontation, communication, etc. and an "opportunity for growth." Cliché, yes... but so true!

I've been fortunate to have wonderful bosses in my life. There was one, however, that really triggered my insecurities and me. Often times I wish I could jump back through time using the tools I now have and instead look at this situation as an opportunity to expand beyond the drama, the insecurity, and the need to be right.

20/20 hindsight is easy...but we do have a choice for today. The choices we choose with intention today are what create new realities for our own lives, our teams, and our organizations. All it takes is getting just a bit uncomfortable. Here are a few tips:

  1. Welcome the discontent. The disruption you feel is simply an alarm clock waking you up to the desire for something different. Instead of cursing the situation, try saying "Thank you for the information!" to whoever is triggering you and begin to be more intentional about your choices, patterns, habits, and how you show up. Rather than immersing yourself in the drama of the situation, step out of it. You are bigger than this! You have work to do!
  2. Choose Authenticity. Show up as your most real self, which is actually your best self. Don't hesitate to get real with yourself and others on your strengths... and your weaknesses.
  3. Write Your "Life Purpose Statement." This includes your talents, your gifts, strengths, and values. Tapping into all of these with a statement is an anchor to what you desire. Read it every morning and night. Example: "Using my gifts of communication and team building, I stay grounded in my values of authenticity and humor to easily connect with my team in a mindful and present way."
  4. Let Go. Step back and release the desire for things to be different. Accept "what is" around you with other people's choices and behaviors and instead focus inward. Who cares if "so and so" got the promotion. Release the need to show everyone how hard you worked. Stay in your lane and repeat, "It's none of my business what others think of me" and watch how things magically happen with more ease. Ahhhhhh...

Focusing on what is right in the situation and what you can control creates elevated energy within. At this point you realize either "hey I love my job" or another opportunity comes knocking with ease because like attracts like and when you raise your energy you attract the same. Changing our inner experience has the potential to create radical change in our everyday outside realities.

Interested in more about #3? Email me at meg@mojomeg.com regarding a single 90-minute session to dive deeper into Who You Are, What You Want, and How You Want To Feel! It's a game-changer.

XO-

Meg

I hope you enjoyed today's "gem."

If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.

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Daly Gem: Your 3 Best Super Powers for Success

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Recently Chris Dyer, author of The Power of Company Culture, asked me to run a webinar for his audience titled "Developing Your Authentic Leadership Super Powers." The goal was to help leaders and teams tap into their internal resources in order to define what is meaningful, highlight inspiring possibilities for their work, and create connection/momentum with their colleagues.

I thought I would share the recording with you this week. I hope you enjoy and as always so happy you are here!

Click here for the replay.

XO-

Meg

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Tell Me What You Want

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:00:00 am 
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▪ I want more time.
▪ I want more joy.
▪ I want more confidence.

When I work with individuals and teams, I ask what I call the "sacred questions"...Who are you? What do you want? How do you want to feel?

Disruption in the forms of overwhelm and discontent occurs when there's an enormous gap between what we desire and what we are actually experiencing.

And this disruption is actually a good thing!

When we find ourselves asking those "sacred questions," even if we don't have the answers right away, it's a signal that we are awake. It means we are ready to look at solutions and begin to feel more grounded in our relationships, work, and our own spirit.

Once we land on our answers, it's simply a matter of making those desires a priority through our every day choices.
For example:

Desire: "I want more time." 
Solution: Do a "time review" of your life, similar to let's say a financial review. Get all your cards out on the table so you can clearly see how you spend your most valuable asset. Perhaps take 3 days next week and journal on an hour by hour account of what you actually did. There might be things that pop out that you can "A.D.D.".... Automate, Delegate or Delete. When you are able to clearly see the landscape of your life, it becomes easier to make shifts and tweaks and before you know it, you actually have the time to read the book, take the walk, or have coffee with a friend.

Desire: "I want more joy." 
Solution: We really do have the power to create our own realities. When was the last time you did something you love to do? Make a list of 10 things that make you happy... and commit to doing 1 per day for the next ten days. Check your energy level on a scale of 1-10 on Day 1 and Day 10 and you might be surprised.

Desire: "I want more confidence." 
Solution: Choose to love yourself, plain and simple. 
Sounds easier said than done? If you struggle with self-criticism and low self-esteem, make the conscious choice to expel the bully.... in your head. When we constantly beat ourselves up over what we did in the past or freak out about the future, we rob ourselves of the absolute perfection of the moment. When we instead embrace "what is" we begin to relax. When we start to relax, we are able to enjoy life more bit by bit. When we enjoy life, we begin to feel inspired. With inspiration comes a love for life, others, and ourselves. With this type of fuel in our minds, bodies, and spirits we begin to exude a calm and secure confidence that is unshakeable.

As always, so happy you are here with me. 
Have a great weekend,

XO-
Meg

I hope you enjoyed today's "gem." 
If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost
personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.

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Is Your Job Draining Your Energy?

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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As human beings we are always growing. It's in our nature to evolve, achieve our goals, and ultimately experience happiness within us and with others.

Often times, our desire to grow can either be fueled by our job...or diminished. As a result, a big question that may linger in the corner of our minds is.... SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? (Am I the only one hearing the song in my head?!)

If this question resonates with you or someone you know, I'd love to share a simple and natural process that might alleviate the frustration and confusion.

Here you go:

1. Welcome The Discontent: I know it may sound crazy to view the pain as a gift, but it IS because it means you are awake! Your discontent is simply an alarm clock waking you up to the idea that something could be different in your life. Acknowledgement and gratitude are the starting points of any positive change.

2. Broaden Your Lens: Are you only looking at what is wrong and blocking out what is right? Our minds are powerful tools that can literally create our experiences. If we laser in on the negative, we feel negative. If we choose to embrace what IS working well, our experience tends to improve as our mind and energy elevate.

3. Stay in Your Lane: Put the focus back on you. Set some healthy boundaries...and stick to them. If you aren't happy with the way things are, "be the change you want to see"... or in other words, control what you can control.

4. Amp Up Your Super Powers: Your gifts, talents, and values are literally your magic ingredients. Decide to show up as your most REAL and best self-everyday. What does that mean? It means being vulnerable, transparent, and expressing your favorite parts of YOU!

It's been my experience, when we step away from the drama in our jobs (and our minds sometimes!) everything begins to shift. Your energy builds and you suddenly begin to enjoy your job OR new opportunities begin flowing your way.

Hope you enjoyed today's Gem. Have a great weekend!

XO

Meg

If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.

Click here to join my "Get Your Mojo Back!"Facebook group

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Are You Showing Your True Self To The World?

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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A few questions to ponder...
1. Is there something you regret not trying in this lifetime?
2. What held you back in the past?
3. What is holding you back now?

So often I have conversations with loved ones, clients and myself about these exact questions. Some of the answers are...
▪ I loved to paint... but I wasn't any good... and now I am too old.
▪ I wanted to be an actress...but I thought it was egotistical...and now it would be foolish to try.
▪ My dream was to be a singer...but I didn't make high school swing choir...and there is no way I am up for rejection again!


What a shame to let fear of failure, rejection, or having others judge us as reasons not to express our gifts to the world.
A good friend of mine loves to sing and play the guitar. Rather than sitting at home thinking about how great it would be to perform in public, he went down to a local wine bar and asked the owner if he could play. 


Guess what? People showed up, they had fun, and so did he. Through this one act of courage, other opportunities are now opening up for him to create joy for even more people...and himself.

What if Adele had never gathered up the courage to write songs, perform, and audition for record companies? What if she bought into her fears, doubt, and self-criticism and gave up? A lot of people would have been denied the experience she creates with her music to express their own emotions. Who hasn't cried to her hit "Hello?" while driving in the car!!?? Okay, maybe not everyone :)

The point is, it doesn't matter if it's Adele, Mick Jagger, or The Yankee Cowboy (my friend I referenced above) who is on stage. The point is, each of them touches other people's hearts and souls when they find the courage to tap into the parts of themselves that lights their own spirit up.

What inspires you? What have you been putting off? What can you do today to change that?s

We think that finding our passion or purpose in life as being this big finale of "MY PURPOSE! MY PASSION! I finally found it!" (imagine fireworks going off and trumpets playing.)

What if our purpose was found instead by creating a ripple effect of good energy inward and outward to others each day by tapping into our own creativity and strengths? Now that is powerful.

You have unique gifts the world needs. Start spending them lavishly on the world today and watch what happens. 

P.S. If you want to check out the Yankee Cowboy (he used to play for the NY Yankees...and likes to sing country songs thus the name), feel free to join his group on Facebook by clicking here. 

I hope you enjoyed today's "gem." If you, your team, or someone you know could use a boost personally or professionally, feel free to contact me for a free consult call to discuss options.


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The Blame Game & 1 Tip On How To Quit

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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The Blame Game & 1 Tip On How To Quit


Doesn't it just trip your trigger when people mess with your joy? You are having a great meeting or working through a project or enjoying your weekend and someone steps in to take you off your effervescent experience.

▪ How dare they!
▪ Who do they think they are?
▪ Now they've screwed everything up.
▪ It's all their fault.

Sound familiar? It's amazing how easy it is to allow other people's opinions, comments, and reactions to completely invade our own aura of awesome energy. Wouldn't it be a game changer to NOT avoid this and instead use these moments as opportunities to strengthen our joy, happiness, and connection to others?

You absolutely can and it's quite simple. 
The answer is to CHOOSE to stay grounded in your favorite parts of YOU.

Think of these favorite parts of yourself as your "personal brand."

What's your personal brand? It's the parts of you, whether hidden or alive, that get you inspired, light you up and feel completely authentic. It's like coming home to who you are at the core and it feels so good!

What words would you use to describe the best and most real parts of who you are? If you were to ask 20 people who know you well, what words would they choose to describe you?

Courageous, Confident, Honest, Creative, Elegant, Kind?

When you take the time to identify the parts of you that fuel positive experiences for the world, you are able to use these gifts to create more and more meaningful days, weeks, months, and years.

Now back to the blame game.

When someone triggers you because they are the OPPOSITE of your personal brand, don't choose the knee jerk (and easy!) reaction of running away. Instead, play with the experience and see what happens when you offer these gifts to the situation. This approach can literally shift the energy for everyone involved. When you try this and it works... you have just tapped into what I call one of your "Super Powers."

Wow! You in essence can become an every day Super Hero wielding your powers of integrity, connection, communication, humor etc. to save the world (or at least a relationship at home or at work!)

Interested in learning more about uncovering your own "Super Power System" and how it can help you get better at this "game of life?"

XO-
Meg

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Turn On Your Inner Technology

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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How we begin our day can dictate the flow of our experiences for the next 24 hours. When we start the day with intention, we give ourselves a leg up on creating the kind of life we desire.


When you wake up, do you have your phone at your bedside? Is it the first thing you look at? Do your favorite social media sites, text messages, and emails grab your attention first and before you know it, the day is running you rather than you running your own day?


So often we check in with our "outer technology" (the news, our calendars, phones) and neglect to check our most powerful technology... our own inner spirit.


Try this short morning ritual out for the next week and see what happens:

Upon opening your eyes say...
▪ Thank You.
▪ My intention for today is to_______________.
▪ I want to feel _________________ today.

Ask your self the following question:
▪What do I need to know to make this happen?

Finally, quiet your mind for a few minutes and simply breathe.

Checking in with our "inner technology" isn't just for the morning. This practical tool is powerful in creating a calm and cool "vibe" throughout the day. When triggered or stressed at work or at home, take 10 seconds to recall your intention and how you want to feel... and breathe, remembering it is our reaction to situations and other people that determines our experiences.

Meg

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Quit Apologizing

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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I’m sorry. I apologize. My Bad. Forgive me. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

The word “sorry” for many of us becomes a habit. Think about how many times a day you might apologize for something there is no rational reason to apologize for.

You drop an apple in the grocery store next to someone… “Sorry!”
You didn’t hear someone correctly… Sorry?”
You simply state your preference and the recipient isn’t happy… “Sorry!”

Of course there are times when a heartfelt apology is in order when you have hurt someone or when your intent was not the most positive but those most likely are few and far between.

Think about it this way… saying I am sorry 5 times a day is basically telling yourself and everyone around you, “I am a sorry person.”

Be yourself and don’t apologize for who you are. It’s what makes you special!

All my best,
Meg

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Triggered Again? Try This Tool To Keep Your Cool

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Life is good when things are rolling along great, our energy level is high, and we are feeling pretty darn awesome. Inevitably, though, an experience shows up that has the potential of pulling us down.

Someone sends us an email, makes a comment, or shares information with us that isn't what we expected and BAM!... all those positive vibes literally dissolve into thin air.

Why is that? Why can't we continue to ride the wave of high energy in the face of others actions and words? Actually, we can with a simple yet effective tool...

I call it the "PCC Method"

▪ Pause
▪ Challenge
▪ Choice

Pause: Look back on your life and the conflict or stress you have experienced due to interactions with colleagues, family members, and friends. How many of them could have easily been snuffed out in second if you would have paused before speaking? Think of the energy you and the other person could have saved if one of you had taken a moment to breathe before responding. Words hold power and they can penetrate deep within our bodies. Their effects can linger in our minds and hearts for years. 

Challenge: This is where we step out of our racing minds and flaring emotions and challenge ourselves with a question: "How would my highest self show up to this moment?" or "What is the best choice of action right now?" or "How would (insert your role model's name here) react right now?" So it's essential we STOP and BREATHE when triggered. Pretty easy, right?

If you don't want your ego running your life, quiet it down in the moments.

Challenge yourself with powerful questions to bring you back to center.

Choice: We all have free will. We can choose option A or B, go left or right, stay put or move forward. Two people can be in the same meeting or conversation but make different choices on how they react... thus having a different experience for the rest of the day as well! The great thing about who we are as human beings is we have a choice in every moment of every day.

So pause and breathe, challenge yourself with a powerful question, then make the choice. When you put this tool to use, it has the power to keep you aligned with feeling good... and isn't that what we really desire?

"How We Live Our Days Is How We Live Our Lives" ~ Annie Dillard

Have a great weekend,

Meg

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Are You "Baking The Bread?"

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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One of my clients has a brilliant way with metaphors and analogies. One of my favorites is this idea of "baking the bread" as it relates to work.

Think of all the responsibilities within your job as ingredients to a secret recipe. When all are given adequate attention and added in each day, the results are probably things like efficiency, engagement, and communication.

If we forget a few key ingredients (like listening, asking powerful questions, and resisting the urge to make assumptions) the "bread" won't bake... or in other words, the results simply aren't there.

Many times it's the little things we neglect that begin to add up. Maybe we aren't checking the temperature of our teams... or we aren't giving our full attention to the tasks at hand (hello social media distractions/phone ringing/people interrupting our flow, etc) and before we know it, we are spinning around playing catch up.

On the other hand, when we take pride in our work, nurture our expertise with ongoing learning, and support others so they can "bake their bread" too not only do we thrive, but the rest of organization rises as well!

What metaphors do you love to share? I'd love to hear them... or better yet, be a guest blogger for one of the Daly Gems!

Have a great weekend,

Meg

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Just Laugh

Meg Daly on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:10:00 pm 
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“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.” ~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

My niece recently sent me the funniest video of herself using a free app called Crazy Helium Booth.

It came at a perfect time during an overwhelming week where things just got too serious! Have you been in that space recently? Not fun. It’s too easy to get caught up in our heads making situations and events seem much “bigger” than they really are.

Well, this ridiculously silly app quickly changed my energy and several friends and family around me who were the lucky (or unlucky!) recipients of my videos. It reminded me of the power of pure laughter! Studies have shown getting your giggle on can relax your body, boost your immune system, release endorphins and improve blood flow!

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? If you are still thinking, it’s time to take action! Find someone or something (even the crazy app I referenced above) to get your laugh back.

Happiness & success!
Meg

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Happy Hour! Why Social Events Help Break the Ice (and Build Bonds)

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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If you were to ask me one of the best moments of my career in corporate America, you might think my response would lean towards awards or high-income earning years. Yes, those were great... but one moment I will never forget? A moment forever imbedded in my memory????? Hmmmmm....

Truth be told... it would have to be with my new boss at the time, Art. We were down with the sales team in Florida and after a long day of budget meetings, he informed all of us to meet in the lobby at 6pm for dinner. Little did we know he had more planned. After dinner, the cabs dropped us off at a little pub that hosted a weekly karaoke night. Before I knew it, my name was being called to join Art on stage to sing.... "Islands In The Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Now, please keep in mind as you visualize this, I was the ONLY person who tried out for swing choir in high school that didn't make it. Enough said.

Even as I write this, it brings tears to my eyes in a good way. It was in that moment, I became completely committed to my role. I mean, how could you NOT want to do your best for a guy willing to do a country duet with you??? It's those moments that make me homesick for "the good old days"... and trust me that was one of many with this guy and the team he built.

So how well do you know your team?

Do you know what interests they have outside the job, the stress they might be dealing with on current projects, or out of the box ideas that might be quietly percolating in their minds?

It's easy to tune into ourselves and focus on what inspires US personally. We look to articles, podcasts, and classes that help us determine OUR purpose, who WE are, and why WE are here. How often do we step outside the lens of our own perception and needs to really get curious about the people we spend more than half our waking hours with in this life?

Think of it this way... the most successful organizations constantly tap into their greatness by doing "market research" on what lights people up about their product or service. Companies like Harley Davidson, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson have huge followings because they connect at a deeper level to their audience... to their hearts.

Why not use this approach within our own teams at work? Think of it as "market research" of your boss, your assistant, colleagues or interns.
One of the best routes to doing this is to shift things up a bit! Get out of the office and:

Schedule a happy hour (Karaoke is always a plus)

Plan an off site "personal development" retreat

Choose as a team to volunteer once a quarter

Attend a sporting event together


P.s. Thanks for the memory Art :) when we pivot the perception of our managers/employees from...
"individuals whose worth is defined what they can do for our agenda," to...
"human beings overflowing with unique gifts" suddenly you've got a thriving team.

Got your teams head in the game? Fabulous! Now get their HEART in the game... and watch what happens.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

― Maya Angelou

XO-

Meg

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When Getting Your Head In The Game Isn't Enough

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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During a recent workshop, I had one of the participants ask me, "I know what I need to do.... why can't I get moving and begin?"
My response to this age-old question and one I can struggle with as well is... GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD. (Sorry- I don't mean to yell but it's the truth!)
When we stop thinking/planning/analyzing and instead choose to get our HEART in the game, that's when the magic happens.
What I mean by this is tap in and tune into what drives you, inspires you, and creates a sense of purpose in your day. In essence, wake up and intentionally create your experience!
Here are a few easy breezy tips:
1.
Remove the perfectionist costume. If you suffer from analysis by paralysis, stop judging yourself for not being perfect, get over yourself, and get in the game! Instead of using this idea of everything having to be organized and 'just so'... be okay with "okay" and just get moving. The momentum this simple action creates is what will continue to drive your energy and action.
2.
View your time as currency and spend it wisely. Do you really want to go to lunch with the person who tires you? Is it worth your time to scroll through social media contemplating how your life doesn't measure up to everyone else with the perfect body, spouse, and latte? Treasure your time.
3.
Care about how you want to feel. Imagine tuning into how you actually feel about a person, situation, or choice in front of you... and caring enough about yourself to make decisions that align with how you really want to feel. When you tap into your desired feelings, it's like a super charge boost that can push you into action.
I'd love to hear from you on tools and tips that help spur you into action!!
XO-
Meg

Hi there! 

I love helping organizations and the people within them tap into their power, raise their energy levels, and ultimately create meaningful experiences. My workshops and programs are impactful...and a lot of fun! Check out my website for information.

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Try This Quiz To Figure Out Your "Type!"

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Have you heard of the Enneagram? I hadn't until a few years ago but was blown away by the accuracy of the results. It turns out I am a Type 2 (Helper) with a Type 3 Wing (Achiever) and reading the descriptions of the different facets of this personality type it explains a lot! :)

Please read below as my guest blogger of the month, Tyler Loomis explains this powerful tool...
(p.s. If you have something to share with our community, please contact me today!)

How can the Enneagram Help Me Grow This Year?

“A What-a-gram?” is a common response I hear when I ask people if they have ever taken or heard of this personality profile that I often use in my counseling practice. Simply put, the enneagram is a personality profile that identifies 9 different personality types; the name comes from the Greek words for “nine” (ennea) and “figure or something written” (gram). People I work with are often surprised by how accurately the enneagram describes who they are.

It’s origin is uncertain, but we do know the enneagram is ancient (some trace it all the way back to Plato), cross-cultural (early versions of it can be found in the Middle-East, Europe, and South America), and used in a variety of settings including religious, therapeutic, educational and business.

Why do I like it and how is it useful? I’ll give you 2 brief answers:
First, It can help create compassion and promote understanding. In marriage counseling, I often see two people staring each other down and in so many words asking in amazement or disgust, “How can you think that way?!” or “Why would you do that?!” The enneagram can help us understand that people don’t always do things just to provoke someone else. Because of personality, legitimate differences, strengths and weaknesses exhibit themselves in all sorts of ways.

One is conflict avoidant; the other runs toward the tension.
One is more comfortable with the melancholy; the other is cheery and optimistic.
One is cautious about starting something new; the other is ready to take on the world.
One has a grasp on their inner world of emotions; the other prefers thoughts, concepts and solid information.

There are perfectly legitimate and different approaches to life, and the enneagram helps us see what those are.

But it’s not just compassion for others . . . compassion for self is also necessary. How often does the inner voice of condemnation rear its ugly head and proclaim, “There I go again, I’ll never get better, maybe I should give up.” The enneagram can help us form a new and more helpful message. Knowing what comes naturally and what requires extra effort or outside resources can help us take a deep breath and prepare differently for that next time around.

Second, the enneagram helps us see who we can be and not just who we are. You are probably familiar with the Myers-Briggs, the DISC or the MMPI. These tests have been insightful and interesting for people, but the focus is primarily on stating who a person is: you’re an extravert. You’re direct. You have no feelings. You have an anger issue. The common tendency is to read the results, shrug our shoulders and say, “I guess that’s who I am.” Or, “I really wish I was more like so-and-so, she seems so put together.” The enneagram, on the other hand, not only reveals some things that are true about you, but also can give you a vision of what the best or healthiest version of you looks like.

For example, the number 1 is the “perfectionist” or “reformer”. In the words of Ian Morgan Cron, unhealthy ones are obsessed with micromanagement and control. Average ones have judging and comparing minds that naturally spot errors and imperfections. Healthy ones are balanced and responsible and able to forgive themselves and others for being imperfect.

The enneagram can help guide us so we are using our powers for good and becoming the best version of our number instead of using our efforts to try and become someone we are not intended to be.

I’m interested, where do I go???
There are a lot of great resources available to help you not only find out what number you are, but help you become the best version of your number.

A good, free test can be found by clicking here.

The Road Back to You is a great book, for
book and podcast about personal growth and the enneagram.

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso and Hudson has been one of the more popular titles from the last 3 years.

Interested in a fun workshop for friends, family, spouse or work team? You can reach me at lfwctyler@gmail.com - I’d love to talk!

 

Tyler is a licensed professional counselor at the Lakefront Wellness Center located in Pewaukee and Oconomowoc. He has been on the Lakefront Wellness staff for 10 years and has also been a pastor for 25 years. Marital therapy is his primary counseling focus, but will also see individuals and teenagers dealing with a variety of issues. Tyler and his wife, Kash, were married in 1996 and have 5 children; the youngest 3 were adopted though adoption agencies or foster care. He enjoys a variety of water sports, downhill skiing, reading, Tough Mudders, running, and doing projects around the house.

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3 Habits For A Rockin' 2018!

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Today's Gem: 3 Habits For A Rockin' 2018!

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Ready to use three simple tools to step into the year with ease and keep the vibe going? Look no further!

Imagination: Otherwise known as daydreaming, this tool holds a lot of power. Remember being 9 years old and becoming lost in your thoughts? Rather than chasing success and pushing harder, tap into your imagination during these key three parts of the day when your super power is on fire.

I call it the "3 B's": 
* Bed 
* Bath 
* Bus 
The moments in BED before you fall asleep or in the morning as you wake up. The time in the shower, bath or when you are on the BUS (or car) on the way to work, errands, or school. Your mind is fertile ground for new ideas for projects or resolutions to issues when in these modes... so take advantage of your "chill" time!

2 is going to get a lot of groans... but I'm including it anyway... so there!

Meditation: So often people will say, "I tried it and I am NOT good at it." The reality is, no one is "good" or "bad" at meditation... that's why it's called the PRACTICE of meditation. Whether it's 90 minutes or 2 minutes consistency is key. Even if you can grab 30 seconds of silent bliss in the grocery line go for it! Also, for all you who say your minds like an active monkey hopping around while trying to mediate, that's actually a good thing!

The MORE your mind wanders is in essence giving you the opportunity to bring it back to "quiet time" and every time you come back to the "zen" moment, it's like building that meditation muscle. It gets stronger and stronger from you doing a mind wander, then coming back, etc. ... so no excuses :)


And the 3rd is quite simple... but not so always easy to execute:
Consistency: Simply using your two "super powers" from above along with any other tools that work for you is 90% of the work. Don't go for perfection but simply doing it. If starting a "formal" meditation practice is tough, just commit to sitting up in bed with a pillow propped behind you for 2 minutes.

If your imagination is buried so deep throw on some tunes in the car and let your mind wander. It doesn't have to be time blocks of hours in your day... just a few minutes. Consistency, not quantity is the magic trick.

Grateful for you and glad you were with me today. 
Have a great weekend!
Meg

 

A Bit About Me:
I believe feeling good.... (like really really good).... is the key to success both personally and professionally. I have this insatiable passion for helping people tap into their own power, raise their energy levels, and ultimately get their mojo back. Why? Because once they do, really cool opportunities, people, and experience start showing up. It's kind of like magic. Interested? Check out my website for workshops, opportunities to work privately with me, and free tips and tools.

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Why Not Caring Is Actually The Answer

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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Not long ago I was sitting in my Himalayan salt bath, listening to Enya, doing a little EFT tapping on self- limiting beliefs and listening to my own coach, Nancy Levin, on Hay House Radio.

What she said literally made we fly up out of my piles of bubbles and barely miss knocking over my essential oil diffuser (lavender I believe...)

"Living in approval of yourself is the antidote to worry."

Say that again?

"Living in approval of yourself is the antidote to worry."

For a "people pleasing, cape wearing, make it all right, worry wort" this really hit home. Do I approve of myself? Do I not only "approve of" but also love the way I live my life?

A feeling of calmness washed over me at the prospect of living in approval of myself. A familiar knowing seeped into my body, my mind, my heart, and soul as I began to embody this feeling of acceptance.

In the past, I looked for approval from others regarding my choices in life from how I wore my hair to what career path I took. I even second guessed my own intuition regarding personal needs/preferences and would seek validation from outside sources that my requests to a partner, family, or boss were legitimate.

What was behind this need for approval? 
Worthiness.

And what happens when we don't feel worthy? 
We burn up our own energy trying to be of value to others... to the extreme.

Then what happens? 
Resentment.

Phew. Even thinking about it wears me out.

It's a bit of a vicious cycle yet the answer is so simple and contained in the form of a single question:

"What is my preference?"

The magic happens in the moments within the hours within the days when we have the choice to think certain thoughts, say certain things, and behave in certain ways. When we actually pay attention to how we want to feel and honor what we desire, we begin making choices that feel right and life begins to flow with more ease.

Abandoning ourselves for the sake of another is a powerful way of telling us "you don't matter."

Shifting from the need for outside approval to holding it safely within us is a game changer. Pretty soon, we become so at peace with who we are that step-by-step we fall in love with ourselves. Pretty soon, people and opportunities begin showing up that mirror this approval and self-love we have cultivated within ourselves.

So how do we write our own love story?

How do we fall so madly in love with ourselves that our lives begin to feel lighter and lovelier?

Here are a few tips from my arsenal...

Develop a Morning Ritual.

  • Open your eyes and say "Thank you"
  • Ask "What is one loving thing I can do for myself today?"

    Develop powerful questions to instruct your inner wisdom and subconscious to show you the answers:

  • “How do I want to feel in my work, my home, my relationship?”

  • “How can I begin to create these feelings today?”
  • “What is one action step I can implement immediately?”

    Affirm it with a visual anchor

  • Grab a dry eraser marker and on your mirror write “I approve of you!” or “I love you!”

  • Choose a picture to put on your desk at work.
  • Put on a favorite song every morning that anchors you to the feelings you want to feel.

    When we make the conscious choice to begin loving ourselves with baby steps and consistency, signs and synchronicities begin showing up pointing us in direction of joy, success, and freedom.

    Do you approve?

    XO-
    Meg

A Bit About Me:
I believe feeling good.... (like really really good).... is the key to success both personally and professionally. I have this insatiable passion for helping people tap into their own power, raise their energy levels, and ultimately get their mojo back. Why? Because once they do, really cool opportunities, people, and experience start showing up. It's kind of like magic. Interested? Check out my website for workshops, opportunities to work privately with me, and free tips and tools.

Click here to join my "Mojo Movement!" on Facebook

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Tips From This Month's Guest Blog

Account to Approve workflow on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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From time to time friends and clients request help with updating their resume. While I love to assist with proofreading and wordsmithing, I leave the real work up to the experts to capture the best parts of you and your career... all within a one-page summary!

This is the time of year when many companies begin implementing their business plans, which often include employment opportunities.

Whether you are looking outside or within your company for a new role, perusing LinkedIn for openings, or just connecting with others in your community, it's key to have a fresh resume so you are ready to role when someone says, "shoot me your resume."

So why not include an expert in this week's gem? Below is some advice from my guest blogger this month, Doris Applebaum...thanks, Doris!

"WHAT VALUE DO YOU BRING TO THE EMPLOYER?"

Did you know that the best time to update your resume is while you're still employed? There are no job guarantees. To protect yourself from being caught up in a downsize, a right size, or a "blind" size, update your resume every six months. Whether you are actively seeking a new job right now or would just like to freshen up your resume, you need to think like an employer when writing it. Companies hire people who they believe will produce results. An employer will hire you because you've convinced him/her that you are the solution to a problem or that you can increase profits, improve productivity and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Well-stated, result-oriented examples of your past accomplishments will enable the prospective employer to see you as the right choice for the job.

The best formula for resume writing is:

Action... Results... Benefit.

"Incorporated X, with results Y, which benefited the company by Z."

If possible, always try to identify your accomplishments in quantifiable terms, such as: saved the company $35,000; increased sales by 40%; reduced employee turnover by 20%; saved 30% overall on supplies. Remember, numbers and percentages always jump off the page on a resume and get noticed first.

To help you identify your accomplishments, ask yourself these questions:

Did you help increase sales? By what percentage or amount?

What were the conditions under which this occurred?

Did you lead the effort to support others?

Did you generate new business, attract new clients or forge affiliations with new organizations in your industry?

Did you save money? If so, how much? Under what conditions?

Did you develop any cost-cutting measures?

Did you finish a major project within budget?

How did you achieve this?

Did you train anyone? What happened to those you trained?

Do others use your methods?

Did you take on new responsibilities?

Did you ask for new projects or were they assigned to you? Did you suggest or launch a new program?

Did you take the lead or offer support?

What type of skills did you contribute?

Did you design or institute new systems or processes?

If so, why were these systems needed? What were the results?

Here are some great examples of accomplishment statements that would get any employers' attention.

(Notice how these statements are typically one sentence long and use a bullet point to separate them so that they are easy to read. Always start the sentence with an action verb.)

Modernized recruitment program, curtailing dependence on contract workers by 50%, which reduced employee turnover by 30%, and generated a $35,000 savings the first year.

Initiated and directed a customer service program to process all complaints or requests within 24 hours.

Conducted over 50 meetings and marketing presentations a month to healthcare professionals, which resulted in a 40% increase in referring hospitals and physicians.

Revised shipping procedures; introduced improvements that substantially reduced cost and shipping time.

Restructured the accounting system; ensured that no additional staff was necessary when the company expanded from 18 to 23 centers.

Blog provided by Doris Appelbaum, Founder and President of Appelbaum’s Resume Professionals, Inc., in Milwaukee, WI, is an internationally respected professional resume writer and career consultant with 40+ year's of experience.

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A bit about Meg Daly:

I believe feeling good.... (like really, really good).... is the key to success both personally and professionally. I have this insatiable passion for helping people tap into their own power, raise their energy levels, and ultimately get their mojo back. Why? Because once they do, really cool opportunities, people, and experience start showing up. It's kind of like magic. Interested? Check out my website for workshops, opportunities to work privately with me, and free tips and tools.

Click here to join my "Mojo Movement!" on Facebook

Click here for my website

 

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Are You Sabotaging Your Goals With This One Mistake?

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am 
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So it's 2018! Fresh new planners, vision boards, and hopes for a bright future.

A few questions....
* What is one goal you have for this year that would thrill you?
* How do you want to feel on a regular basis this year?
* What is one habit that if removed from your life would make your answers above a reality?

Maybe your goal is a new job, to release weight, or to find a relationship.
Perhaps you want to feel confident, happy, and secure.
The habit? It might be releasing things like control, fear, judgement, or any addictive behaviors that have a hold on you.

Why is it we know what we want...but find it so difficult to reach that reality?

Could it be the questions we ask ourselves???

I think so.

Think about the thoughts in your head and the words coming out of your mouth when you strategize on how to get from where you are to where you want to be.

For example...
* I really want a new job.... why do I always end up in roles I don't like?
* My goal is to lose weight....why can't I ever stick to a diet?
* I am ready for a loving and healthy relationship... why do I always attract the wrong women/men?

Don't the questions above have a bit of a "downer effect?" When we ask ourselves questions framed in this manner, our more robotic subconscious takes the order and goes to work validating WHY you aren't getting what you desire. It comes up with more reasons to support these limiting beliefs in yourself.

So how do we redirect our subconscious to get to work on directing us to success?

Simply by reframing the question to actually ASK your subconscious/intuition/inner guidance how to achieve your goal.

For example...
* I really want a new job... what new ideas can I generate to begin attracting a role I love?
* My goal is to lose weight... how can I begin moving and eating in a way that is fun and also helps me reach my ideal weight?
* I am ready for a loving and healthy relationship. What things can I do to love myself more and create health in my own life which will attract the right partner with ease?

Then let it go. Release attachment to the outcome and let the magic happen. Pretty soon you start seeing synchronicities, people and opportunities start showing up, and one day it will be like "WOW! The goal has arrived."

It's simple logic that if we continue doing the same things day in and day out... we will get the same results as in the past.

Try something new and begin each day asking HOW can I achieve XYZ rather than WHY is this not happening.

Think of it as an experiment. Would love to hear your results a month from now!

 

XO-
Meg

 

A Bit About Me:
I believe feeling good.... (like really really good).... is the key to success both personally and professionally. I have this insatiable passion for helping people tap into their own power, raise their energy levels, and ultimately get their mojo back. Why? Because once they do, really cool opportunities, people, and experience start showing up. It's kind of like magic. Interested? Check out my website for workshops, opportunities to work privately with me, and free tips and tools.

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Are You a Doormat?

Account to Approve workflow on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 12:00:00 am 
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My definition of a doormat is "Someone who "quietly compromises" or abandons their own needs and wants in order to prevent the fallout of others not getting what they want."

Synonyms for a doormat:
* People Pleaser
* Perfectionist
* Performer (AKA: Channeling the hostess with the "Mostess" while internally having an anxiety attack!)

 The problem with being a doormat is it's exhausting. Does this sound familiar?

  1. You initially find it easy to suck it up and put yourself last.
  2. Resentment builds.
  3. The boiling point reaches an all time high and BOOM comes a blow up.
  4. The other person says "ummm.... what the heck just happened?"
  5. You feel worse then before.
  6. You start judging yourself for standing up for yourself.
  7. The process begins all over again.

 Ready to step out of this familiar pattern? Try these tips:

 Acknowledge that part of you that is a pleaser, performer, or perfectionist and identify the "kick back" behind it.

If you are a pleaser, what's behind it? Perhaps the desire to feel needed and valued. If no one needed you to make sure they were okay... what would you do?

Are you always "on stage" performing? If it's exhausting, take a look at the deep desire to feel accepted and where YOU can start accepting yourself.

A perfectionist? Maybe it's the armor you wear so people don't see the imperfect parts of you... so many its time to get a little vulnerable.

Quit "quietly compromising."

Having the courage to begin voicing your own needs is the first step to getting to know yourself...not to mention moving away from the notion that other people can read our minds and understand what we want.
A bonus for speaking up (even if it's not as eloquent as you'd like at first!) is the release you feel, how people begin seeing the authentic parts of you, and the energy shifts that happen for everyone.

Honor Your Preferences
It's easy to complain about other people not giving us what we need/desire/want... but when you think about it, this is not THEIR job. It's our job. When we disregard or disown parts of ourselves in essence we are telling ourselves at a very deep level "I don't care about you. You don't matter."

What would your life look like if you really cared about how you felt... and made choices based on that?

When it's all said and done, isn't the point of being here to really love the WAY we live our lives? When we do, we are happier, healthier, and much more capable of wholeheartedly loving/respecting/honoring the other people in our world.

This holiday season; give yourself the gift of loving you.

XO-

Meg

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Do You Struggle With Confrontation?

Account to Approve workflow on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:00:00 am 
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Confrontation, while not fun and at times painful, can also be an opportunity for growth and a doorway into respecting yourself in a new way. 

We've all had the situations where we choose to confront a situation or person and the outcome is positive. We've also had the opposite outcome where what's left is regret, guilt, and the situation actually worsening.

What's the perfect recipe for handling difficult situations with logic, grace, and an open heart?

A colleague of mine recently brought me in to assist him with facilitating a corporate workshop centered on things like "one mindset," "personal values," and "dealing with change," One pain point within the organization was lack of authenticity. In order to move past this hurdle, vulnerability was required...a buzzword you don't often hear individuals being comfortable with in the corporate realm!

My colleague shared a tool called "SBI." Situation. Behavior. Impact. 
When sharing feedback (constructive AND positive) it's key to handle it promptly, use specific examples of behavior, and here is the kicker...explain the impact on you and the company rather than pointing the finger at the other person (this is where vulnerability comes in!)

Example:

Situation: Yesterday, at the board meeting....

Behavior: You arrived 20 minutes late (describing the behavior must be specific and something that happened that if it was video taped no one could argue with... essentially "just the facts.")

Impact: It made me feel frustrated, as there was valuable information in the first 20 minutes that will impact our company. (Notice the impact is pointed at "me" and the company.)

A client yesterday reminded me of power of using this tool in personal relationships as well.

Think about it... the last time you argued with your spouse or child or friend did you explain how their behavior made you FEEL or did you tell them what THEY were doing?

Example:

Situation: Yesterday in the car on the way to dinner...

Behavior: While I was driving you told me how fast to go, the quickest route and where to park.

Impact: All of that made me feel inadequate as a driver and frustrated that the choices I make aren't good enough which makes me concerned for our relationship on a bigger scale.

The powerful thing around making the impact describe YOU rather than THEM is that when we are courageous enough to be vulnerable, it makes it nearly impossible for the other person to get defensive around how YOU feel.

Don't forget to try this with colleagues, children, and personal relationships when you want to give feedback on something wonderful they created or did.

Example:

Situation: Yesterday at dinner...

Behavior: You really listened to my current struggle with XYZ work issue.

Impact: That made me feel supported and cared for and really happy to be in this relationship/company/partnership.

Happy communicating!!!

Meg

 

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Do You Ever Just Want To Step Away From It All?

Account to Approve workflow on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:00:00 am 
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Not too long ago I found myself saying to friends more than once, "I just want to hop on a plane and go to a spa retreat for a week and reset!" Do you ever feel that way? Unfortunately it's not always feasible due to a variety of factors and responsibilities.

Ironically, a client of mine at the time had told me about a "retreat" he was planning for himself on an upcoming Saturday. During that time, he would completely list out his responsibilities within his role at work, step back and evaluate what was working and what wasn't, and then put the pieces back together in a new way that felt inspiring. Inevitably what came about was a fresh outlook on his career, which brought in positive change with ease.

Thanks to him, I was inspired to apply this idea to the topic of self-care, which many of my clients struggle with. Whether someone comes to me for professional or personal reasons, it ALWAYS comes back to the idea of valuing themselves, listening to their inner guidance regarding their needs, and ultimately loving the way they live their lives. A "Self-Care Reset" is the starting point for change in these areas.

What's super cool to me about diving into extreme self-care is that it can be done at home or at the office, and can begin immediately. We don't need to book a vacation or go to a silent retreat to begin the transition now.

What is self-care? It involves looking at how we treat our bodies, our minds, and our souls. It's approaching all three from a starting point of simplicity. I have an acronym I use called "Miss C" ... Movement, Intake, Stress, Sleep, and Connection. When we choose baby steps each day in tending to these areas, in essence we are honoring ourselves.

If you are ready for an upgrade in how you care for all parts of YOU... comment below or email me back for details on the upcoming group program, "The Self-Care Reset" starting January 8th.

When we take the time and effort to FEEL good, we start DOING well in all areas of our life. Isn't this one of the key desires as human beings? To feel good, to do well... and live out our purpose in an intentional way?

P.S. Would love for you to share this with others. There is something special about taking this journey with friends!

Have a wonderful weekend.

XO-

Meg

 

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