This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Just jump in

In May, during the first blogathon, I announced a contest where I decided to give away four months of free BIKE coaching. A few of you took me up on it, and I began work with my first coaching client yesterday. I'll start with another two in August. There's a fourth client out there that I have yet to reconnect with, but I know where she is and plan to follow up shortly.

Till then, I'm excited about starting this new career move and being able to help someone else overcome the obstacles that seem to be holding her back. Over the course of the next few months, hopefully, she'll be able to look closely at the deterrants in her life so she can make more conscious-living choices. That's what BIKE is about--making conscious choices, taking responsibility, eliminating the excuses, and living the life that you deserve.

We can live a life without all of this, but I don't think it's going to be your best. I think you're more apt to settle for less than you deserve if you decide to just get by. And it's so easy to do that. Without even realizing it, we do that. Just get by. There's just no fun in that. There's little forward movement involved in that. And it's not going to be very exciting, either. Today, it's time for you to decide what you want out of life. Pick up the phone and call someone you know to help you reach your goals. If you're not sure who to call, hire a coach.

Some of the conscious-living choices I've made in the last few years:

_To focus my writing work on at least two areas: self-help and travel. I am doing that successfully now, not only with my two blogs but also with the assignments that I'm pitching and selling.

_To write and/or sell three books in three years. I've sold one. I have another in consideration. And the third is still in the planning stages. I'm on my way.

_To teach my BIKE Lessons. I am doing that also. I taught one four-week course at a homeless shelter this year and hope to return again in the fall. And now I've just begun the coaching sessions. I am working next to better promote my keynote BIKE presentations and look into coaching certification and thank Debra Exner--a certified coach--for her referrals and loaning me a book that is helping me understand the industry and do the best job as I begin this new phase in my career.

I have learned that when I want to do something, that when it's my passion, it's a lot easier to just jump in.

So that's what I'm doing. That's the reason for this July blogathon. When you really want to do something that you know might make a difference, don't sit on it. Just jump right in and begin the process.

For your conscious-living choice today, I hope you decide to make it a great day!

All my best,


Andrea said...

Hi Jackie. Thanks so much for starting the blogathon and getting us all going. I jumped right in with you, and I'm glad I did! I'm grateful for your leadership and your inspiring posts.


Mimi Meredith said...

When we are beginning in pursuit of dreams, it is so encouraging to hear from one who has already begun the journey. Jackie, it's like your words offer a foothold on the upward climb. Thank you!


Debbie said...

Jackie, You're welcome. I'm glad to share information about coaching with you. Your experience and passion for helping others to lead happy and fulfilling lives will be great assets to your coaching. Debbie