Here’s A Quick Way To Reinvent Your Life

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If you haven’t listened, Karen Nowicki was interviewed on Live Your Purpose Radio a couple weeks ago. Karen is an Integrative Life-Coach, parent, and all-around loving human being. Karen has recently authored a lovely children’s story, Maddie Moonbeams Garden, which will come out in August. I had the honor of participating in some trainings with Karen and I just love her! I know you will too! I asked her to share her insights in taking responsibility for yourself and creating the life you want. Karen has been so kind as to offer my readers a complimentary coaching session. If, after reading her article, you are ready to reinvent your life contact her at her website at the end of the article; be sure to mention my name for the free session! Here is her article:

GUEST ARTICLE BY KAREN NOWICKI

IS IT TIME TO REINVENT YOUR LIFE?

It’s easy to overlook that our current situation in life is the result of the choices we’ve made in the past. Think about it, we don’t put on 20 pounds from just one indulgent dinner. Our marriages don’t fail overnight because of one nasty argument. Nor do we end up thousands of dollars in debt because of one extravagant purchase. We are where we are in life because of the choices we make on a daily basis.

Habits are formed based on the choices we make moment by moment, hour by hour, and day by day. Eventually, years go by and we find ourselves unhappy with our lot in life. Somehow we are perplexed by how we got here. We find ourselves saying things like, “What happened to me, I used to be so in shape?”, “Remember when we first met, we were really in love, what changed?”, “I never had to worry about money before, now that is all I do!”, “What is my life purpose anyway? Is this all there is?”

Reinventing your life begins the moment you declare that enough is enough. For some of us, we have some sort of wake-up call that shakes us out of autopilot and pops us back into consciousness. It may be a death of a close friend, an uncomfortable visit to the doctor, or we simply look in the mirror and realize it doesn’t have to be this way! However you land there, take the opportunity and run with it! It is a neon sign telling you that you deserve more.

Yes! This is me, you say, now what?

In all the years that I have studied, practiced and taught personal transformation techniques, I have found that there are 4 key elements to making monumental and lasting change. With the help of Brenda Paskett, another Integrative Coach Professional and dear friend, we have created an easy acronym for these 4 essential ingredients to living your heart’s desire.

The CORE love™ Model includes:

C= Consciousness

O=Openness

R=Responsibility

E=Expansion

The word core, as we all know, represents the central or most important part of something. You’ll notice too, that the word love is embedded in this model as well. Loving ourselves is critical throughout personal transformation because there may be some difficult adjustments as we break old habits and form new healthier ones. If you don’t feel very loving toward yourself right now, that’s ok. As you begin to focus on who you want to be instead of focusing on all the things you’ve done’ wrong, your love for yourself (and others) will strengthen in the process.

CONSCIOUSNESS-Wake up! I mean it. Start paying attention to the choices you make on a daily basis. Ask yourself, “Will this choice move me closer to the life I desire or will it keep me stuck in the past?”

OPENNESS – Give yourself permission to do things differently. Invite the kid in you to hold the steering wheel for awhile and breathe some fresh air into the stale parts of your soul. Ask yourself, “How would I treat myself if I were the most important person in the world?”

RESPONSIBILITY – While the kid in us needs to emerge and rekindle our joy and playful self, we must also take responsibility for our current situation and the choices we are about to make. We must step out of denial or blame and take decisive action towards self-fulfillment. Ask yourself, “How old am I right now emotionally? Is this the best “age” to tap into while making this choice?

EXPANSION – Share your unique contributions with the world – or at least the people around you. Ask yourself, “What have I always dreamed of doing?” “Who have I always wanted to be?” “What do I want to be remembered for?” Those seeds have been planted there for a reason. Find ways to expand or stretch your comfort zone and contribute to your friends and family in a positive way.

Let me know what you think of the CORE Love™ Model and how it applies to you. I’ve found that the more conversations I have around greatness and living my life’s purpose, the quicker my dreams come true. And, if you need additional support, come visit me at www.apeacefulintegration.com. Perhaps it is time to participate in the Reinvent Your Life tele-class or you may be ready for some personalized coaching.

Listen to the audio interview with Michelle and Karen on Live your Purpose Radio

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