Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Welcome to Living in Excellence
Welcome to Living In Excellence, a blog for helping you focus on creating excellence in your life. I am a personal and executive coach specializing in helping talented individuals and organizational teams live lives of excellence. Whether it is mastering your career or the daily activities you do, you will experience more happiness, satisfaction and well-being if you do it well. This site is dedicated to assisting you getting in the flow of your activities and creating more meaning in your life. We will also dedicate special attention to ideas that may develop more excellence in your relationships.
I think a good place to start is to do little acts of kindness everyday. When you are thinking of others and giving to them, you have the opportunity to climb out of your self-absorption and share a little thoughtfulness and kindness with another. We have always been taught that it is better to give than to receive.
So here is your opportunity to develop that part of your nature. It is through your giving that you get an extra dose of positive regard. When the receiver of your kindness accepts your gift, he or she is participating in a regard transaction and automatically sends back a positive regard exchange. It makes you feel good to see that you have made a positive difference in the experiential field of another.
And that other begins to send it back to you. You are now receiving positive regard in two ways—through the other sending it and through your own experience of perceiving and receiving it. You are expanding your experiential field or the relationship with the other person. The reciprocal nature of positive regard is the connection of two souls. You are igniting the Light of the world and expanding it through your regard transaction.
ACTION: Do a small act of kindness for someone else today. If you can, think of someone for whom you would like to do something and do it today.
Secondly, look for an opportunity which spontaneously calls for an act of kindness and do it. This morning I took my sweetheart coffee and after talking a brief while helped him ease up so as to not stress the pain in his back. The look on his face of pain-free movement as he stood up was a gift of, “Thank you.” His smile gave to me. My smile gave back to him and the regard transaction went back and forth. We both felt loved… I hope you feel the love exchange as you do something thoughtful for another. Create excellence in your thoughtful day…
Posted by D'Arcy Vanderpool on 10/12 at 10:06 AM
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005
You are invited to the October 2005 Women’s Retreat
The Excellence Retreat: Renewal of Your Authentic Self led by D’Arcy Vanderpool is a self-renewal opportunity for talented and busy women who are interested in temporarily disconnecting from the world of responsibility and reconnecting with their authentic selves.
This retreat will assist you in developing excellence in your journey of personal and professional growth. You will have the experience of mastering your psychology -- identifying self-defeating patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling and the emergence and strengthening of new ones.
We will share about our talents and signature strengths and you will learn how to use them in addressing a current challenge.
While exploring the vision of your future self, you will learn to develop strategies and an action plan creating more fulfillment and desired successes. You will experience the fun and support of other women as you move forward with your own individual goals and affirmations.
Come join us in beautiful southern Utah (2 hours from Las Vegas) October 22 and 23, 2005. We begin Saturday morning at 10:00 am Mountain time (9:00 am Pacific time). We end Sunday at 2:00 pm Mountain time (1:00 pm Pacific time).
Registration $250 (includes 16 hours of retreat activities, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday) Check, Visa or Master Card accepted.
Motel accommodations for Saturday evening (motel options will be given after registration)
Pre-retreat assignments and driving directions will be given to each participant after enrollment. Car pooling may be possible.
Call D'Arcy to enroll or click here...
If you plan to attend, please download the directions, and preparation instructions.
Posted by D'Arcy Vanderpool on 10/11 at 11:55 PM
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