The energy is certainly still buzzing from Kindness Weekend! There is no doubt that lives were touched, connections were made and transformation is happening!
The real challenge is to stay in a kindness state of mind consistently while trying to navigate through life on life's terms.
As I reflect back, I am reminded of a time when I was in a much different place.
For me now I am grateful to be surrounded by supportive people, great work and positive environments that support me in my growth and expression.
Gone are my pharmacy days when I spent my time educating patients about the potential side effects of their drug therapy regimens and helping them deal with the side effects of the drugs they were taking. I'd much prefer to spend my days educating people about the side effects of kindness and helping people discover and live a live on purpose.
Check out Dr. David Hamilton's article titled 5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness
Why is it that some people seem to easily achieve whatever they want in life with all the riches (and enriching life experiences) that go with it -- while others struggle just to get by?
Why do some people routinely attract the right combination of circumstances and opportunities they need to play a bigger game -- while others wait years to get ahead in their chosen field or activity?
I've discovered the answer from a man whose work I’ve mentioned here before. In fact, he's been the leading success coach behind top achievers across America -- and trained literally millions more around the world in his unique principles of success.
Business leaders... Bestselling authors… Noted philanthropists… Winning athletes… Top salespeople… All types of achievers have been personally trained by him.
I have too … and this Summer, so can you!
The man I want you to meet is my mentor, Jack Canfield -- originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and one of the most impactful human potential specialists alive today.
Over the past 30 years, Jack has perfected a system that can help anyone plan, pursue and achieve the life of their dreams. I use this system as the foundation of my coaching practice with both teens and adults and have seen remarkable results!
Coming up August 14-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona, he's offering you the opportunity to work with him personally to do the same -- an opportunity he makes available only once a year.
Would you like to:
· Pursue a dream career that rewards you handsomely while it inspires and exhilarates you?
· Enjoy the supportive, nurturing relationships you want... because you've learned how to step up and asked for the respect, appreciation and love you deserve?
· Embrace the future as you finally complete the past -- sweeping away old hurts, unfulfilled dreams and regretful mistakes?
· Assemble a team of mentors, colleagues, advisors and friends who believe in you and can help fast-forward your future plans?
· Dream big again... with confidence and assurance that what you want is actually possible?
When you or/or your teen work with Jack Canfield, not only will he provide the road map to help you achieve all this -- he'll help you surge past the most common barriers that keep people from accomplishing what they want.
If you would like to play a bigger game in life and finally enjoy the rewards of success no matter how you define it, you simply must consider working with Jack Canfield as an investment in your own future. His once a year live Breakthrough to Success training starting August 14th. I hope you will decide to be there
You can read more by clicking here: https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/ask/Patricia/
I've been through Jack's training and continue to work with him up til today. I was inspired, motivated and transformed by his life-changing process. I have incorporated his principles into the work I do with the teens adults I work with and have witnessed amazing transformation.
And now I recommend that you read what Jack has to say about how you, too, could join his select group of top achieving students and begin to pursue the life of your dreams.
Jack purposely limits the number of people he works with at this unique training, so you must reserve your seat now before the window of opportunity closes.
Jack Canfield and his life-changing success systems have my highest endorsement. In my 25 years of personal growth and professional development workshops, BTS is by far the most amazing and transformational event I have ever attended. And the benefits continue right up until today!
Working with Jack Canfield has literally transformed my life and career -- and given me a completely new perspective on how to achieve my goals.
If you'd like to join Jack in developing your own success road map or support your teen in creating their own, I urge you to read about his upcoming training by clicking here: https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/ask/Patricia/
BTS is a great graduation gift for your high school or college graduate and a wonderful life changing experience to share. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my BTS experience.
I'm in the middle of teaching a 6 week class for adults titled The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, based on the work of Jack Canfield.
The class begins by exploring core values and life purpose. I am always amazed at how many adults have never taken the time to identify their core values or what their life purpose is.
From there we move on to deciding what we want and goal setting and then developing action plans and a system to support goal achievement. Again, this process is fascinating.
It never fails that old programming, behavior patterns and limiting beliefs come to the surface during this process. The exciting news is that we now know alot about the brain, quantum physics, the Law of Attraction, the power of the subconscious mind and how to reprogram the subconscious mind to overcome limiting beliefs and move toward success and fulfillment
I am always energized when I teach. Not only do I get to learn more about myself as I watch my students learn., but I have the honor of witnessing the transformation that happens when self awareness increases, healing begins and students begin to take purposeful action toward creating a more fulfilling future!
As much as I love introducing new audiences to this material, even more exciting is to work with clients who commit to continuing the process with more in depth 1 on 1 or group coaching committments toward improving their success habits and achieving their goals.
Finally, and in line with my own passion and purpose, I absolutely love sharing this information with teens. Teen brains are not yet hardwired as adult brains are. By doing this work at a young age, effective success habits can be formed at a time when the brain is actively building new neural pathways. This makes it easier to build good habits and begin to connect with purpose at a much younger age, thus supporting teens in creating a life of fulfillment.
I am fortunate to be able to work with teens in the classroom and community settings on a daily basis. I especially love helping teens reframe limiting beliefs and teaching them the tools to empower them to pursue their dreams and goals.
The following article from Success magazine provides some good insight about success habits in teens:
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Am I Being Kind? Can that one simple question really change the world? According to Michael Chase, and according to sponsors, planning committee members and participants in this week's Kindness Weekend in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, it most certainly can!
The weekend kicked off with an evening lecture by Michael Chase, also know as The Kindness Guy. Michael is the founder of The Kindness Center and author of the book, Am I Being Kind? He told his story. From abusive childhood to high school bully to an encounter with a turtle in the middle of the road that literally changed his life and set his course on Kindness.
Michael shared that when an act of kindness is done, the doer experiences an increased seritonin level in the brain. Seritonin is the "feel good" chemical. The result ... happiness. He then explained that the receiver also experiences a rise in seritonin levels and also feels good. The best part is that even an observer of an act of kindness experiences a rise in seritonin as well. So one simple act of kindness ... shared, received and witnessed ... is really a win, win, win.
After a standing ovation and lots of hugs, the Kindness Coordinator, Michael Kline invited the crowd to come back to the park for coffee and dessert and to experience the candlelight labyrinth to enhance the Kindness experience. Some people socialized over an amazing spread of sweets. Others headed outside to experience to walk the labyrinth and release past hurts and resentments and move toward forgiveness or simply to walk in gratitude along the candlelit path toward center. An awesome experience.
At 8am the next morning,, the Random Acts fo Kindness event started with a smiley face parade as over 400 ballons and a whole bunch of human smiles made their way down Main Street to the Kindness Tent in the park.
Kids, teens, adults, coworkers, families, community leaders and Valley visitors gathered before the Wall of Kindness, selected their activities, picked up their kindness supplies that had been donated by valley businesses and went on their way!
As the hours ticked by the energy under the tent rose to a level that was palpable. People returned to the tent to share their stories of giving out cups of coffee, smiley face ballons, free hugs, seeds to plant and a host of other gestures of kindness. And then, as if addicted to the seritonin, they made another visit to the Wall of Kindness, charted their next course and headed out once again.
A group of teens I am connected with shared the story of their Free Hug station set up on the corner of Main Street. The donned their iHug pins and held up their signs and offered free hugs to passersby. They met with some resistance at first. They reported back that only about 1/3 of the people they met accepted their free hug offer. One person yelled, "why the hell would I want a free hug!" They persisted. About 2 hours into the morning, three girs came running back to tell me this story.
They were walking down the street holding up their signs, Mikayla leading the way. From about 50 feet away, a woman saw the sign and headed toward her with outstretched arms. Mikayla put her arms out as they walked toward each other and met in a huge hug. The woman held on tight and Mikayla felt her crying. When they pulled away the woman shared that seeing that sign was not at all what she expected on Main Sreet that day ...but it was exactly what she needed. The day before she had lost her best friend to a terminal illness and she was feeling quite alone. She thanked the girls for their Free Hug brigade and then all four of them embraced in a group hug. Seritonin levels flying high and four lives touched forever.
Needless to say, as their energy rose, the free hug campaign got stronger. Their success rates rose and they became more confident that hugs could really make a difference to strangers. They focused their Kindness Campaign to not just strangers on the street. They targeted the "bank ladies" and a whole host of people that serve them during their day to day lives. They delivered hugs and smiles and thank yous to the banks, retail clerks, wait staff, and service workers all along Main Street. Then they got in their cars and headed to the Mall to deliver kindness.
As for me, I had to man the tent ... but I got to affirm that Michael was right about "oberserver seritonin". As each team came back and shared their stories, my energy rose. And from where I stood, as teams headed out, i watched as they came across their first kindness victim. My heart swelled as I watched a 6 foot teen get down on his knees to tie a balloon on the wrist of a 4 year old and then stand up and hand the mom a flower and reach into his pocket for a bone for their dog.
Kindness all around!
Lives were touched. Some forever. Stories were exchanged at the Kindness Rally
and the energy of kindness weekend lives on. At the end of the day one of the kids told me she didn't want it to end. She told me that she didn't want to go back to her "unkind" home. She told me she wanted to quit her job, buy a Kindness Van and be a Michael Chase groupie. I suggested she wait a week to let things sink in before making any major life decisions.
She agreed ... and then suggested we go for ice cream to keep the seritonin flowing for just a little bit longer ... which of course we did :)
To get a supply of iHug buttons (we distributed about 500 this weekend!) visit www.heartset.com
IHug buttons are a great conversation starter around hugging. Wearing the button indicates that the wearer is open to giving and receiving hugs and allows potential receivers to accept the free hug offer. Our experience is one over the awkwardness, hugging becomes addictive and seritonin flows!
For a list of kindness ideas visit:
To get a copy of the book Am I Being Kind or to book Michael Chase for an inspirational event for your school, business or community, visit The Kindness Center at www.thekindnesscenter.com
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