“The Things I Used to do to Sneeze!: How to Live an Authentic Life", is a self-exploration book on defining your personal truth and living an authentic life; aesthetically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially, professionally and parentally. Using the comparison of Monica’s own love of the sensation of sneezing, to that of “sensations” sought after in life, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery, beginning with the identification of desires and understanding of personal values, to live the most authentic, purposeful and fulfilled life possible.
Studies continue to show that 85% of our mental chatter is negative. For some reason, we're having trouble taming our negative mental chatter. For example, we spill coffee on ourselves at work and we might say, "it's always something!" Or Sunday night we think, "I hate Mondays!" Or we fail at something and begin to question whether or not we are adequate. Whether the conversation in our head is about ourselves or others, the picture ain't pretty. Maybe, we can start painting more positive pictures for our pathways.
I think it's at least worth a try. Where do your thoughts take you when situations arise? What do you say to yourself after you complete an interview for a job, leave a meeting where you don't feel like you got your points across, skipped your time at the gym, ate that piece of cake you said you weren't going to or find out that your child has done something awful?
Life situations that create simple everyday thoughts, often take us down rabbit holes of self-deprecation and spiritual ruin. Situational Self Talk is a remedy for negative thinking. While practice doesn’t make perfect, it certainly yields better. RELEASE SPRING 2019. Check back for updates or sign up for my newsletter.
Creating Your Conference Experience
Since you’ve decided to spend your time at a conference, why not get a return on your investment. Create your conference experience by planning for it. Use this tool to identify your current needs, areas for improvement and networking strategy. You won’t be sorry you went in with a strategy!
Stress rears its ugly head when we don’t have a plan to address the potential negative outcomes we’re thinking about. Many times the absolute “worst thing” still doesn’t shift our life into an abyss of doom. Usually it’s just stuff that we wouldn’t like to happen. Let’s make a plan to address the “worst thing” and then work like hell to keep it from happening.
Are you curious about what you really want to do with your life, time and gifts? Maybe you’re in a self-discovery mode. If you’re interested in further exploring your likes, gifts and offerings to the world, take some time to complete The Common Thread.
The Value Identification Process
Realizing our most authentic life personally and professionally, we must understand the foundation of who we are and how we operate. From this foundation, we can build. Take some time to identify and define our core values.