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Ever since I Caught the Wave last October, this song has been playing through me and in my head and has me grooving no matter where I am…I’ll catch myself singing:
“Do you know the way to San Jose?
La la , la la, la la lala laaaa
Do you know the way to San Jose
I’m going back some day
Some other way, some other day”
Those lyrics aren’t totally accurate to the original, and they are the ones I’ve been singing since I was little! When I started to notice the song floating around last fall, I called my Mom and said: “Did you used to sing ‘the way to San Jose’ to us when we were little?” She said: “yep! I did”. I called my brother: “Do you remember Mom singing ‘the way to San Jose’ song to us when we were little?” He said: “yep!”
Well, perhaps Mom was a part of aligning a mindset with my CORE for my future…
For at least this season of my life…
In San Jose! I made the CORE Connection™ and when the opportunity came, I had the clarity and strength to catch the wave: to Go!
As I’d been told several times in those previous months: “Go!” Now I knew where, and how and was sure. I had clarity and confidence that this was the next right step for me. I was scared, my team and my inner circle were scared AND we were all sure. No doubts or second-guessing, just moving ahead in faith and deploying and tweaking the plan as I went.
Over the next days and weeks, I’ll be sharing how I got clarity and the assurance to go. The faith and courage to make the leap; I’ll post about “figuring it out as you go”; and a few of the opportunities, blessings and results that I’m experiencing by making my own CORE Connection™.
Keep an eye out on social media to watch the story unfold…and pull the practical application for your life and business. Join us on the adventure!
~ Do You Know the Way to San Jose song by: Dionne Warwick
In my own preparations for 2013, I’m asking and exploring two questions before I move into any kind of planning or goal-setting….and I thought I’d share them with you.
1-Who have I become this year?
And if you’re tempted to get out the cat-o-nine-tails, answer this question instead: Who do I want to be (become) in 2013?
2-How do I want to feel?
(google “feeling words” for ideas and inspiration)
Splash around with these two questions: play, be stumped, explore, discover……
And I’ll be back in the New Year with what to do with your who (soul/CORE) and heart (feeling/desire)….
Happy New Year!!
In love and strength!
I am California Dreamin’…as I have been since I lived in the Silicon Valley in 2008-2009.
Now even more so as in Michigan…to quote the song of the same name:
“All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray”
howeva! I’ve been…
Yep! I have been. I’m back from two weeks in my beloved state: a week in Laguna Beach and another week in the Silicon Valley. I was reconnecting with my community, honoring what’s important to me, taking good care of myself, having fun, and exploring a number of opportunities…and in the process was given the opportunity to learn how to surf!
Can we talk about 2 things?
1-I’m afraid of the water.
Yeah, I know…it’s surprising, as I love the ocean. And I do: from the beach or the cliffs or PCH or the pier… I’m just not a fan of being IN it. I’m ok with a pool where I can touch the bottom or it’s a short distance to swim to something solid. Where I feel like I have control.
Being in the ocean and out far enough to surf required: courage. Heart in the face of fear. Desire. So I got in the ocean with my board and the surf instructor, afraid [seriously high adrenalin/cortisol levels ], and barely trained and needy and awkward and messy. And did it!
2-I thought my CORE was strong. [um, I’m a Pilates Instructor]
It is. Mostly. AND, the muscles you really need to use to surf are weak (traps, lats, serratus). The ones between my shoulder blades and those that wrap down from my back into my rib cage are the ones that I need to be strong to be able to stand on the surf board in one movement to catch the wave – the opportunity – when it comes.
Which really should be no surprise to me as Lies 7 and 8 are my current challenges: impacting my CORE facets of Mission and Purpose and their related CORE Strategies “Be in Community” and “Know Your Value”. The lies that block, distort, and drown opportunities and the ability, willingness, discernment, and awareness to receive abundance [whatever that means to you] and community and belonging; influence and impact.
How wonderful then, that this trip was all about being surrounded by and expanding my community; exploring and discerning opportunities; asking for what I want; facing fears, memories, reality; reclaiming territory; valuing what’s important to me; receiving; growing my capacity; and taking messy, awkward, weak action.
As a result, I have a pretty good idea about where I’ll be headed when my lease completes this fall. As I stay surrendered/connected to my heart (desire) and CORE and stay in action: the how, where and when reveal themselves one step at a time. Stay tuned as I’ll share more in the newsletter (or here) as the next steps continue to emerge.
I don’t know what the next step is for you, but I do know you need to take it. You need one step, not the staircase. You know it, so do it afraid, messy, weak. Make adjustments and align as you go; jump in~ practice and play; make progress and gain strength. Experience victory on the way to your vision of victory.
What do you want? What’s your act of courage?
What opportunities are building/cresting for you?
What part of your CORE needs to be uncovered? Strengthened?
If we can be of service by helping you tap into your desire to clarify vision and discover/strengthen your CORE to leverage your powerhouse then please join us next week for Fearful to Wealthy: Live or via WebEx (your choice) we’ll be together for a 3-day CORE strategic and financial planning workshop to get you ready for 2013.
“We’ll all be planning that route
We’re gonna take real soon
We’re waxing down our surfboards
We’re on surfari to stay
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U. S. A. “
See you out there!
In love and strength,
PS for those of you who register for the Fearful to Wealthy workshop today (October 18, 2012): we will donate 5% of your registration fee to International Justice Mission in honor of Anti-Slavery Day today. We’re all about freedom: personally, locally, globally.
Song credits go to:
~The Mamas and the Papas for California Dreamin’
~The Beach Boys for Surfin’ USA
Today is the day to play with fire. Yours. Ours. Heaven’s.
The Olympic Flame was lit this morning in Olympia, Greece and the Torch is on its way to London for the Summer 2012 Games.
I have goosebumps! The sacred kind that make the hair stand up on my arms…I get teary and my heart swells. It’s that kind of inspiring day.