Happy New Year

Happy New Year

“Today Is The Most Important Day Of Our Lives.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are feeling recharged as we enter into a new decade.

Big changes have been happening over the past few months. In September of last year, I took the lead on an exciting new campaign in Canada – My Mental Health Rocks. This amazing campaign started in the UK is all about promoting wellbeing, resilience and raising awareness of our innate mental health and wellbeing in children, youth and teens. I’ll provide more details about that in a separate post.

This new role has taken all my focus and effort, as a result, I put The CPR of Life podcast on hold. I’m happy to be starting it up again next month with some fabulous new conversations focused on mental health and wellbeing.

For now, I want to share a few words with you as we enter 2020.

I see a lot of posts about resolutions, not having resolutions, what the new year means, etc. I wanted to share a few thoughts as we begin a new decade. Let this time be whatever best serves you moving forward in your life.

If it helps you to have resolutions go ahead and create a list, but leave room for the beauty of the unknown. Don’t get caught up in the anxiety of not meeting an expectation you created for yourself. If you have no desire to create a list then don’t.

There is so much magic in the unknown. Be curious, be open to new experiences, opinions, beliefs.

My wish for you as you start this decade is that you embrace your greatness. No-one can do you as good as you can, so you do you. Embrace all that you are beyond the stories you engage in – beyond the fears, the judgement and the criticism. You are a beautiful bundle of infinite potential.

Stop searching and start living. Often when working with clients they are striving for something, to be something, to have something. They are so focused on all the absence of things they are missing out on the most incredible gift we all have – the present moment. What about right now?

Be grateful for all that you are, you are enough, right now just as you are. Whatever you are searching for will not make you more amazing. I’m not saying don’t try to better yourself, to learn a new skill, etc. Just know that you are starting from a place of already being more than enough, just as you are.

Be more than kind to yourself, your inner being is always with you, it is the unique light that makes you literally one in 7.8 billion. Read that again, you are one in 7.8 billion! As you move forward in this decade embrace that unique statistic. Embrace all the things that make you so incredibly unique. Have more presence, find beauty in the ordinary, have amazing adventures and beautiful connections.

Cultivate the most extraordinary relationship with that inner being that is always with you. Ready to shine through the layers of judgement, criticism, the excuses, the stories. I promise you that it will be the most rewarding relationship you will ever have. It will be the most valuable way to spend your time as you move forward.

I wish you all much love, peace, gratitude, curiosity and presence as you begin 2020.

 

The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

The Power of Legacy in Leadership Development – Episode #31

Leadership is at the forefront of global discussions right now. To me, it’s not just about leadership in the present moment, it’s about the legacy.

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness & trust. You were born with ideals & dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling. So don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” – Rumi

How will your actions impact the future? What is your message? What kind of culture do you want to create?

I loved chatting with Robert Heath about his vision of legacy leadership. He is a passionate and dedicated individual who has visions of creating a legacy of leaders. Robert is a former teacher, lawyer and US marine corps officer about his amazing transition to being an author, empowerment speaker and leadership development coach.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Living a life with an enquiring mind,
  • Robert’s book,
  • What is leadership and what makes a good leader;
  • The power of seeking and understand the world through various perspectives;
  • Interdependence is the space where interconnectedness and creativity happens; and
  • Managing people versus leading people.

Robert’s passion is so evident in this conversation. I love his movement toward legacy leadership. I look forward to seeing what transpires through Robert’s work.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Leveraging talent and delegation paves the way to do more in less time and facilitates and foster the growth of others. This is the space where overall exponential growth happens;
  • Prioritizing, having clearly defined and communicated systems and boundaries and working from a proactive approach leads to a less stressful, more productive, and dedicated company culture;
  • A leader is one who embraces personal growth and cultivates it in others. It is about facilitating the manifestation of the greatness in others; and
  • Great leadership embraces the aspect of legacy. As Robert says when we empower people to be their greatest selves, we don’t just change them, we change everybody that gets to benefit from their gift.

FREE GIFT!! Robert has kindly offered the listeners of this podcast a free e-copy of his book: “Why Can’t People Just Do Their Jobs? The Empowering Leader’s Guide to Having More Fulfillment, Less Stress, and Getting the Best Out of Those You Lead.”

I would highly recommend you reach out to Robert and take him up on this kind offer. His email is:

robert@legacyleadershipmastery.com

To listen to the podcast on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/the-power-of-legacy-in-leadership-development/ 

To listen to the podcast on iTunes:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-cpr-of-life/id1438553484

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love, Jessie-Lynn

To reach Robert:

https://legacyleadershipmastery.com/home

To buy a copy of Robert’s book:

https://www.amazon.com/Cant-People-Just-Their-Jobs/dp/1795195630/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=why+can%27t+people+just+do+their+jobs&qid=1565463168&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.ca/Cant-People-Just-Their-Jobs/dp/1795195630/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1565463235&sr=8-3

 

Rediscovering Who You Really Are – Episode #30

Rediscovering Who You Really Are – Episode #30

Life is a journey. Depending on the stage we are at, we may be discovering something new about ourselves or rediscovering something we touched on at another time in our journey. In this podcast episode, my guest is author and coach Ankush Jain.   

It’s a wonderful and easy read. It was great to talk to Ankush about writing a book and the wisdom behind rediscovering (or discovering) who you really are. 

We talk about:

  • Why Ankush wrote the book;
  • The process and challenges of writing a book; 
  • The ebb and flow of life; and
  •  How transformation is at the heart of everything Ankush does in his work. 

As I mentioned I recommend this book, it is an easy read filled with gorgeous nuggets. It’s always nice to hear the background of how and why a book is written. 

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Our reality is a reflection of our thinking moment to moment. There is a tremendous benefit to tapping into who we were before getting caught up in our thinking;
  • Younger children show up unfiltered, without a lot of thinking about who they are (or are not), how they are showing up, etc. When we learn how our reality is created we are more likely to tap back into this unfiltered presence; and 
  • When being of service is at the heart of your coaching business (and really for any business in general) clients feel that and are more likely to gain insight and experience of transformation.   

I hope you enjoy this conversation.

To listen to the podcast on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/rediscovering-who-you-really-are/

To listen to the podcast on iTunes:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/rediscovering-who-you-really-are/id1438553484?i=1000445340272

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You. 

Much love, Jessie-Lynn

To reach Ankush or to access the many valuable resources he has on his webpage:

https://ankushjain.co.uk/

Ankush’s Book “Sweet Sharing”

https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sharing-Rediscovering-REAL-You/dp/1796646830/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ULLM1LJ4YR5E&keywords=sweet+sharing+ankush+jain&qid=1564112912&s=gateway&sprefix=sweet+sharing+ankush+j%2Caps%2C283&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.ca/Sweet-Sharing-Rediscovering-REAL-You/dp/1796646830/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564113832&sr=8-1

 

 

The Power of Deep Listening

The Power of Deep Listening

“The practice of deep listening is the practice of open inquiry, without assumption or judgement.” 
― Sharon Weil

I’m excited to share this beautiful conversation with you. In this episode, I chat with the wise and wonderful Declan Stout, a caring human being with a big heart who is on a journey to transform many lives. We are talking about something near and dear to my heart – deep listening. 

Declan is the heart and soul behind Listen With Love – a beautiful space for people to donate their time to listen, and on the flip side, a free space for people to be listened to. 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Deep listening: what it is and why it’s so powerful;
  • How to listen deeply;
  • The power of being present in a conversation; and
  • The innate wisdom within every human being. 

Have you ever wondered what kind of listener you are? I always thought of myself as a good listener until I learned about deep listening. When I did it completely changed everything in my business and personal relationships. It is a game changer. I used to want to solve people’s problems for them. I listened to point them to how strong, courageous and amazing they were. Sounds good right? WRONG!! Listen to understand, listen to give the person you are talking to space to find their OWN wisdom, listen with love. Thank you Declan for this beautiful conversation.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Deep listening is an incredibly powerful thing. It is not about listening to respond, affirm, negate it is about being fully present. 
  • What makes deep listening so impactful is the connection and showing up as an empty vessel;
  • There is power in the pause, when we don’t respond right after someone has finished speaking, we are giving them the space to find their own wisdom; and
  • Wisdom comes from both sides in a conversation. Let your wisdom guide you either as a speaker and a listener; 

To listen to this episode on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/the-power-of-deep-listening/

To listen to this episode on ITunes:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-power-of-deep-listening/id1438553484?i=1000442993263

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You. 

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To reach Declan: 

Website: WISDOM GUIDES: Home

FB Page: Listening with Love – A Safe Space to Talk @safespacetotalk

https://www.facebook.com/safespacetotalk/

From Suicidal Ideation to Living a Spirited Life

From Suicidal Ideation to Living a Spirited Life

I am so blessed to connect with and have such beautiful conversations with amazing souls around the world. I never know what will unfold in my conversations and I love that. In my conversation with rebel girl and transformation coach Nicky Bartley, we talk about her journey from suicidal ideation to living a beautiful life.  

We cover a lot of ground in this conversation including:

  • Living a secret life with stress, depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts;
  • Even at rock bottom how you are always okay; and
  • When we peel back the layers of the inner critic the beauty of life unfolds.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • When we create a story of low self-worth and not-enoughness we stay behind the mask. It’s such a heavy place to live. We limit ourselves because we believe the story we have constructed. If we live in this state for long enough it starts to manifest symptomatically in our bodies. When we allow ourselves to drop the mask, we see that the potential and possibilities are limitless;
  • When we are feeling off track or off-kilter there is information in that, as Nicky says, your feelings are like a personal alert system. I heard a great metaphor by Dr. Bill Pettit, he referred to our feelings as a personal bio-feedback system. Feelings are not to be avoided, changed, managed, etc. Feelings are a barometer to the quality of your thinking. Nothing more, nothing less. How powerful is that!
  • Trying to control and manage our thoughts and feelings is exhausting and keeps us stuck. When we let go of the need to control we move quickly back into the flow; and
  • A beautiful life is really simple, even when it’s complicated. The simplicity lies in understanding that life ebbs and flows, thoughts, feelings, experiences of life change moment to moment. There is nothing you need to do but be in the moment.

I’m grateful to know Nicky. She has a special gift and the work she does has an incredible ripple effect. I hope you enjoy this conversation.

To listen on ITUNES:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/from-suicide-ideation-to-living-a-spirited-life/id1438553484?i=1000435281327

To listen on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/from-suicide-ideation-to-living-a-spirited-life/

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To reach Nicky:

https://www.nickybartley.com/

 

When Judgement is Replaced With Curiosity – Episode #23

When Judgement is Replaced With Curiosity – Episode #23

The judgement of self and others is something we all do. What happens when we replace judgement with curiosity? It’s fascinating and getting curious is a wonderful opportunity to dig deep within.

In this episode:

A warm welcome my guest Jonelle Simms. She is a lovely soul who as a result of a spiritual awakening, left the corporate world to focus her time and efforts on Community. She now works as a coach, delivers corporate workshops and works with those who are marginalized and suffering in the community,

In this fun chat we take a deep dive into:
  • What happens when questionable people move in next door? Do you love thy neighbour or do you move?;
  • When you stop searching for a fix in the self-help industry and accepting life as it is, you realize that suffering is an illusion;
  • The power of unconditional and impersonal love; and
  • The resilience of those who are marginalized and suffering.
Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:
  • When we show up fully, and are fully present, without our own agenda or ego and we meet people where THEY are at – that is true service;
  • It’s easy to judge others who are less fortunate, but when you change the lens you are looking through, or take off the judgement googles, you will see that those who are struggling are actually the epitome of resilience; and
  • Thinking, specifically overthinking can be so toxic. It can feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. The power of thought is incredible. The fact that you think is part of being human, learning that you don’t have to engage with those thoughts is life-changing.  

This is a fun and engaging conversation. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about the three principles please do not hesitate to reach out. I think it’s evident from all my podcast guests who are members of the community that we LOVE to share this understanding.   

Please keep the emails and feedback coming. I love hearing from you.

To listen to this episode on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/when-judgement-is-replaced-with-curiosity-episode-23/id1438553484?i=1000433726362&mt=2

To listen to this episode on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/when-judgement-is-replaced-with-curiosity-episode-23/

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To reach Jonelle:

http://www.procrastinationpublications.com/

To learn more about the upcoming event in Winnipeg:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DLmALFXRw4qUzPv-Xr9vSQNLJhBH3SVj/view?fbclid=IwAR2fx_D-XRdOHsrftLASiOKGICWvXgv9d1mQk3YPu69XdXv0RUKNUlTPdjk

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