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Want to join me in the Mexican Riveria?

Imagine five days on a beautiful beachfront property, daily yoga, delicious food, connecting with like-minded women, swimming in the ocean, sunsets, time just for you to relax . . . and leaving with a full heart and renewed sense of joy and peace about your love life.

This vision can be your reality by joining us for my retreat in Tulum, Mexico this January. We have four spots left. Is one of them yours?

It could be if you can you relate to any of the following:
• You are ready to call in a partner to share your life with
• You are sick and tired of attracting unavailable people
• You are currently in a relationship you are seeking clarity about
• You want to bring the passion back into your current relationship and learn ways to be a better partner.
• You are heartbroken or hung up on someone and really want to get over it!
• You are an independent woman who knows how to get things done, but deeply desire a stronger connection to your feminine side
• You know the value of treating yourself to amazing vacation that supports your growth and dreams!

If any part of you is saying, “Yes, I want that!” I encourage you to act quickly. Don’t listen the excuses that are just getting in the way of the life you really want.

A focus of this retreat is about letting go – and the first thing to let go of is your excuses for why you can’t come like: “Well I really want to wait for a guy to take me on a trip” or “I can’t afford it” or “I just cannot take the time off” or “I really need to spend time on practical things.”

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How to Stop Obsessing

Obsessing over something is the worst. When someone or something has pitched a tent and set up camp in your mind, it can be your own personal version of torture.

What we can we do to stop the seemingly endless cycle of obsessive thinking?

What does NOT work is continuing to talk about whatever you are obsessing about. You probably know insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. You are making yourself insane by continuing to give valuable airtime to the subject of your obsession (and possibly driving the people you keep talking to about it crazy too!)

In today’s vlog I share with you two out-of-the-box strategies that will help eliminate obsessive thinking so you can start talking about the things that light you up rather than bring you down!

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The most important things to know about yourself

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” -Roy Disney


Knowing what your core values are is extremely beneficial, even crucial, to your happiness. The importance and power of explicitly defining values became even clearer to me on a trip to Vegas earlier this week…and no it’s not because I went there and comprised mine (although that would make for a juicy update!).  Las Vegas is not really known as the Mecca of enlightenment, but there is a place off the strip where a lot of people are delivering happiness.  The place is called Zappos.

I had the opportunity to spend some time with employees at the Zappos office and take the popular headquarters tour with my incredibly informative and entertaining guide, Rocco.  By the end of the day I understood why it is rated as one of the best places to work.  Everyone there loves working there and really likes each other as well.   But they don’t love it because they love selling shoes (and now accessories, clothing, electronics and more). They love it because of what it’s like to work there.  Zappos has done an incredible job of creating a culture that brings out the best in all their employees. In a nutshell, they’ve done this by making their ten core values the number one thing that everyone works for and toward.  I saw first hand how these values are shared, spoken about and experienced by everyone. And working with these core values as a compass delivers a lot of happiness (and success) on both a personal and professional level.  If this is possible on a company wide level, I know it’s possible for you to live a life of value-infused goodness!

My invitation to you today is to take a lesson from the success Zappos has modeled by clarifying your own core values. The importance of knowing our values is taught all over the personal and business development field. However, few of us actually create a specific, clarified and thoughtful list of our core values that govern our thoughts, words, choices, goals, and behaviors.  You fit into this category if you are not quickly able to rattle of your most important values without having to give it much thought.

My guess is that getting clear on your core values will be a very valuable experience for you.  So take some time right now (what’s the value in waiting?) to clarify your values.  When you begin your list, just write down everything that comes to mind – don’t worry about clarifying it to somewhere between five and ten core values immediately.  When you feel complete, you’ll start to notice that certain values fit into a larger “big picture” value.  For example, some of the qualities on my value list were: compassion, understanding, affection, and kindness.  I realized that all of these things are components of my number one core value: LOVE.  Values like family, friends, conversation, and laughter fit into another one of my core values: CONNECTION.

When creating your values, remember they are for YOU. Trust your gut and pick words (or phrases) that feel enlivening, comprehensive and meaningful to you rather than things you think “should” be on there.   If each value evokes specific pictures, feeling and visions that truly resonate with what is most important to you, then you are spot on! After you have identified your core values display them somewhere, or multiple places, where you can see them.  The most flourishing companies display their core values and create teams, visions and goals around them. Why don’t we as individuals do the same so that we can fully flourish in our own lives?

If you are wishy washy with your values or make choices that are out of integrity with them, life can be more difficult. Why? Because if you are not living in sync with what is TRULY most important to you, you are not getting the ultimate value out of your life.  On the other hand, the clearer you are with your values, the easier life gets! When you know unequivocally what you value most, it gets easier to know what choices to make and actions to take based upon whether or not they are in alignment your values.  And as you make choices and take actions based on your core values, the more your life becomes a reflection of the things that are most important to you. Deliver happiness to yourself by living a life that is governed by your values.

Fondly,

Christine

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.”  -Dalai Lama

 
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