Sunday, January 28, 2007

Am I a Tennis Shoe, Loafer, Flip Flop, or Pump?

Because I like walking my walk, not just talking my talk, in my post on Make the Most of U, I said I would share my “I am” list. Here goes…
Who is Pam Thomas?
I am…
a good listener
lover of life
driven by positives
passionate about making a difference
a shower singer
a lover and eater of great food
an eclectic music listener
a writer
a public speaker
a studier of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
a mom to an outstanding son
a divorcee
a business owner
a coach
a risk taker
a volunteer
a daughter
a best friend
a sister
a seeker of good
a doer
a web coordinator
a student
a teacher
crazy (in a good way)
fun loving
a free spirit
a problem solver
a truth teller
a giver
a coffee drinking fiend
able to tap into my child-carefree side
a car bopper (meaning I like to dance in the car – which usually makes me son furrow his forehead)
a lover of cuddles and snuggles
an animal lover and zoo keeper (yep, I have a few animals in my home)
Your turn! Who are you?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Gotta Love those Light Bulb Moments

Coming from a place of love is powerful and very reassuring. And while I do not feel as if I have enemies, I have practiced coming from a place of love during times of potential frustration or annoyance. An example that comes to mind is an experience I had in traffic the other day. Someone in an obviously much greater hurry than me cut me off. Rather than get angry I just blessed the person with a safe journey to their final destination. I have to say it felt great to do so.

That got me thinking… what if we did the same with fear or with our own self-doubters? I gave it a whirl when my fear of loss came for a visit. Here is what I said, “Thank you for the wonderful reminder of how important this is to me. I just love the fact that you care enough!” What a difference it made to come from a place of love rather than resistance. Within seconds my feeling of fear was gone and a feeling of peace took its place.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Facing the Fear Within

We all have fear…fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of success…its part of being human. For me, my fear is fear of loss.
For the past few weeks this fear has been really strong. It came on like a vengeance when I began clearing out the “old” in preparation for the New Year and my 40th. What I have recently realized, the more I resist against it the stronger it gets.
Instead of resisting, I am doing what I recommend to my clients…
1)      Remembering that fear does not exist in the present, just in the past and the future.
2)      Getting present by deep breathing and stating in the here and now five things I am grateful for.
Practicing these simple steps is not only empowering, but it helps me push through my fear. It is my commitment to continue to push through, because when I am in a place of fear I am not able to be me at my best.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

If You Donít Ask, You Donít Get

I mentioned in a previous entry that one of my intentions was to have “20 amazing, loving clients in my practice (at all times) with a waiting list of 10; supporting them in making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others”.  Well, I realized that in order to do just that I needed to re-create my niche. Having a specific/targeted niche  will support me in continuing to share what I do with others in a more succinct way. So over the past two weeks I have been working on re-creating my niche using a great exercise from the book, Getting Business to Come to You.
In addition to using the great exercise, I have also talked to quite a few folks, asking for their thoughts and insight. The feedback and brainstorming sessions I have had have been so helpful. I asked for support and I got it and I am so grateful!! (Thank you Jon, Lynne, Wendy, and Amy!)
I have also been thinking about how new clients will come to me. Rather than struggle with trying to come up with various ways, I sat quietly with the intention set. I have come to learn that the “how” part of manifesting intentions is really up to the universe. My job is to be clear about my intention, to be present, and be ready to take action. In doing so, an idea came to mind, I’ll ask my acupuncturist for referrals. On Friday after my session, my acupuncturist and I had a discussion about my idea and he was very supportive and willing!
The bottom line, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!!