In One Word – Who Are You?

Here are some questions to ponder:

What would you do differently if you knew no one would be judging you?

What’s something that no one can ever take from you?

What’s the most valuable life lesson you learned from a mistake?

What impact do you want to leave on the people you love?

What’s something simple that makes you smile?

What’s something that used to scare you but no longer does?

What do you have total confidence in?

What do you want to remember forever?

What would your life be like if you truly trusted your inner voice?

What are your special gifts?

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched…but are felt from the heart.”
 ~Helen Keller

 

Believe in yourself and surround yourself with others who believe in you.

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA

Peak Performance Coach

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Flip the Switch…and Rewrite Your Script!

A person who is at peace is someone who always approaches each situation with an empowering attitude.

Life is full of events and circumstances—some are good and some are overwhelming and unmanageable. Regardless of the situation, the only thing we can control is the attitude of how we choose to respond. Ask yourself, “Will I allow this person or situation to upset me?”  “Will I choose to stay or walk away?”  “Will I choose to yell or whisper?”  “Will I choose to react or take the time to respond, and if so, how?”  Things are neutral up until the point we give them meaning.

When there is adversity in our lives, it’s important to look at the gift it offers. Each challenge, experience, and circumstance presents us with a special gift if we choose to open our eyes, mind, and heart to receive it. We can then decide what we’re going to do next because what we focus on is a reflection of what goes on in our lives.

There are times we need to recognize the hard truth that changing a situation isn’t always possible, or simply not possible at that particular time. We can’t always change the circumstances and we definitely can’t erase the past, but we can change our attitude and how we respond. Use your response as a sense of stepping into your power.

Change things from the inside out by choosing an attitude that moves you forward, which will ultimately allow you to grow beyond the struggles you can’t control.

We have the ability to choose the attitude we want no matter the situation. Take action instead of being in reaction as you flip that switch and shift into your greatest and highest expression of self.

You are the director of your own life’s journey; make sure you’re happy with the destination.

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA
Peak Performance Coach

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The Emergence of a Butterfly…

When does helping someone hinder one’s growth, and when do we need to reach out and offer a hand?

I was taking a walk the other day with my grandson Ollie who was about to turn 3.  He noticed a caterpillar on the ground and was fascinated by it. I began explaining to him the evolution of the butterfly. He seemed a bit confused, but was able to grasp it better when we saw a cocoon on a leaf of a plant.

Ollie wanted to help the butterfly emerge from the cocoon so he could see its beauty and watch it soar. I explained to him that in life for us to grow and become strong (physically, emotionally, and mentally) we sometimes need a helping hand to assist us. Other times we may only need the support and guidance, and at other times—no matter how challenging the task may be—we just need the encouragement from the sidelines so we can figure it out ourselves. Ollie then asked me, “How do you know what kind of help someone needs?”

That reminded me of this story of the butterfly…

There was a man watching a butterfly trying to emerge from its cocoon. The process is long and laborious as the butterfly tires easily. It first uses its tiny legs to cut a hole in the silk of the cocoon. The butterfly then spreads its wings to begin ripping open the silk even more. The butterfly then stops for a while so it can rest and regain its strength before starting again. This is repeated several times.

Wanting to help the tired butterfly, the man placed the cocoon on a table and gingerly opened the silk to assist in the process. The butterfly finally emerged. Since the progression was quite arduous, it needed to rest for a while before it could fly.

To the man’s dismay when the butterfly finally got up to fly, he noticed that its wings were weak and weren’t able to spread out to their full expression. What the man didn’t realize was that by trying to help in the evolution of the emergence, the butterfly wasn’t able to spread its wings to strengthen them; therefore, he actually stunted the growth and strength to the wings of the butterfly.

What I was helping Ollie realize is that sometimes through personal struggles we grow stronger when we have to persevere; to figure out things ourselves and make it work. Of course, there are times we need assistance and other times we just need the encouragement.

We have all the resources within us… be persistent and never give up.     

May 2017 bless you with the abundance of wonderful things!

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA

Peak Performance Coach

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The Bank…

Make Your Blessing Count by Counting Your Blessings.

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.

However, this prize had rules just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

The second set of rules:  

The bank can end the game without warning. At any time it can say, “It’s over, the game is over!” It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you do?

  • You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?
  • Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
  • Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
  • You would try to spend every cent and use it all, right?

 

Actually, this contest prize is REALITY!!

Each of us is in possession of such a “magical” bank. We just can’t seem to see it.

THE MAGICAL BANK IS TIME!

Each awakening morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us. What we haven’t lived up to that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time…without warning!!!

WELL, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds? Aren’t they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?

Think about that, and always think of this: enjoy every second of your life, because time only goes in one direction…time doesn’t stop for anyone.

Life is a gift. Take care of yourself and enjoy life, and share your smile with others.

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA

Peak Performance Coach

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It’s Never Too Late…

“A tree as big around as you can reach, starts with a small seed; a thousand-mile journey starts with one small step.” ~Lao Tse

It’s never too late to start something new, but we’ve all heard ourselves say, “I don’t have time” or “it’s too hard” or “I’m tired” or “I’m too old…” If you find yourself using any of these excuses as reasons not to pursue something that you’ve always wanted, change that mindset, hush that inner voice, and just do it.

It doesn’t matter when you start; it just matters that you start. The rewarding results have no age limit; therefore, try something new and never look back!

In 2005 I had a client who at the age of 40 came to me for hypnosis to perfect her skills and confidence as a surfer. This was a hobby she started as a birthday gift she gave herself for her 37th birthday. Her biggest hurdle was overcoming her doubts and the doubts of others. She came to realize that no matter what your goals are, pure determination, patience, and hard work will always pay off…and she continues to apply this attitude to other aspects of her life.

We all owe it to ourselves to figure out what has held us back from doing the things we yearn to do, but make excuses as to why we just don’t do it (as of yet). If you want something and are passionate about it, there are no limits.

For those who have always wanted to pursue a passion, start a new hobby, go back to school, or even change a career path—but have been hesitant to make these changes later in life—remember, later is very misleading. None of us know how much longer we have to live, so treat your life as if the time is NOW. Unfold your curious mind, give yourself a chance, and get out there. You might be surprised at how much joy is waiting to be discovered.

The door is unlocked. It’s up to you to open it.

 

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH. R.HA

Peak Performance Coach

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Open the Doorway to Your Future…

Every dream begins with a thought.

Imagine yourself successfully accomplishing a future goal…something that you’ve had a longing to achieve—a yearning, an internal search for personal growth. Take a moment now and listen to the soft whisper of your inner voice guiding you.

To make this happen, first ask yourself where you want to be 5 years from now, perhaps 10, or even just 2. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and check within.

Picture or imagine your future-self having successfully fulfilled your dream. How does it feel knowing you’ve already accomplished this goal? What are you telling yourself and what are others saying to you in recognition?

What is just one step you can take NOW to make this goal happen?

Write a letter to your present-self from your future-self having already accomplished your dream. Before you begin, first imagine how proud you are of having already realized your dreams. What compliments would you hear your inner voice whispering? What would it be telling you about the obstacles you overcame to be to be able to reach your goals? (Remember some of our greatest lessons come through challenges and adversities.) What advice can you give your present-self about pursuing your dream?

Focus on your successes. Make a list of past successes you’ve achieved in your life (i.e., home, leisure, relationships, career…). No matter how small and insignificant you may think they are, those achievements have gotten you to where you are today. You’ll be amazed at all your accomplishments!

Your present thoughts create your future reality. Applaud yourself and continue to focus on your dreams… Hear your inner voice thanking yourself for listening.

Dream BIG!!!

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH. R.HA

Peak Performance Coach

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