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Celebrate Quirks with other weirdos in your tribe

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celebrate quirks “When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “Me, too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.”

 

I LOVE this saying. It is so true. I find that when I am weird, child-like, silly, don’t have a care in the world and am enjoying where I am at in life…aka being my true authentic self, these “quirks” show up. Things like bursting out into song or dance or a thought or saying will come flying out of my mouth. It is in these moments that allow others to let their guard down and join you. Being authentic together and at that moment you really do feel a heart connection, a string that ties you to one another. Instant rapport and connection happens in that instance. This is an indication of someone else in your “tribe”. A common denominator, an open door to actually “see” each other like they talk about in the movie “Avatar”. (Great movie, if you haven’t seen it, rent it tonight!)

An example of what I am talking about. Music. I love music that has a great beat, catchy phrase, underlying message, etc. I have been known to be producing and running an event, getting things organized and set up, the AV guy is playing some “set up” music and all of the sudden…I will sing a line of the song. My client starts busting up laughing! “I thought I was the only one who does that!” She is a fellow “weirdo” who is a part of my tribe.

Music again, this time at a my boyfriend’s company picnic. A group of chemists and engineers and me…so not a chemist or engineer! Heck in my daily world I am so far from science and more on the other side of the spectrum looking at meditation, how thoughts become things, using essential oils and homeopathic methods; how am I going to relate to very science and math people. Remember, this is the first time meeting the majority of them. While my boyfriend is off in a Bocce tournament (which he did end up winning, yay honey!) I head over to a picnic table of his co-workers surrounding the Dessert table. As we discuss which dessert I had brought it then seemed like all of a sudden we got on the topic of songs, popular music videos and television shows like “GLEE”. Then we are singing lyrics of different songs. Mash-ups of our own. It is getting louder. Other people from the group are looking over at us, shaking their heads. I get a text from my boyfriend “You okay?” My reply “Yes! We are singing! :-)” His response back, “I know, we can hear you. LOL” I just found more of my “weirdo tribe” and we were having a good ‘ol time.

Your tribe is EVERYWHERE. Although if you never open up and be your authentic self, they will walk right on by. The ones that do walk on by when you are being authentic, that’s okay too. It is always my hope they find their own “weirdos”.

 

Happy Weirdo Seeking!

Much Love,

Shay

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Axtell Park 8th graders’ act of kindness warms hearts

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Recent story was just brought to my attention.

A couple of 8th grade, young women, decided to make a difference in the lives of their fellow students at school.

Take a look at this video:

A Simple act of kindness gone viral.
The story was even picked up on a local news station.

http://www.ksfy.com/story/24208837/axtell-park-8th-graders-act-of-kindness?autostart=true

 

What can you do to pay it forward?

There is power in a sticky note.

Help me share their story.

 

Many Blessings,

Shay Wheat

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Don’t Try…Do!

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The theme with a few of my clients recently seemed to stem around “try” and this is my return thought:

If you are taking action, even a little bit, everyday, you are getting closer and closer to your dreams. So in my book that is more than trying, that is doing. Give yourself credit for doing, not trying.

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To quote Yoda “NO! Try Not! Do or Do Not, There is no try.”

 

 

Maybe it is just me but I seem to have an adverse reaction when I hear the word Try.  I will try and make it. I heard someone tried something like that and they failed. I try and I try and I try….

Ah! Stop Trying and start Doing!

Try isn’t a very empowering word is it? It feels weak and perhaps just a nice way of saying NO or an “easy” way to have an excuse. What is an excuse?
I recently saw this picture that sums up the physical reaction I feel.

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Stop lying to yourself and to the ones you try with.
Whenever I hear try from someone it is pretty much a “No” in my book and if they show up, or come through then it is a pleasant surprise! Otherwise I don’t expect whatever they are trying” to do will actually come to fruition.

So how do we change our language to not incorporate such a weak word, that really doesn’t give us power and essentially is a nice way of saying “no”, aka not speaking our truth and essentially is an excuses or Lie?

1. If you really want to see how often you say the word “try“, keep a piece of paper with you and for a week (or maybe you will get the lesson in a day) every time you hear the word try and every time you hear yourself say try mark it down on the paper. One column for you and one column for hearing the word from others.

2. Now that you are aware of the word try, catch yourself either before you say it or right after you say it and replace it with a new word, such as “will” or “will not”. Yes you will be forced to make a decision here. Instead of “I will try to make the game tonight”, change to “I (will/will not) make it to the game tonight”. If you can’t quite make it there start with “As of right now it does not appear I will make the game, but if anything changes I will let you know”.  Essentially you are almost saying the same thing as try but this way is being more upfront that you are leaning towards the “will not” vs “will” show up. Granted if you can go straight to “will or will not” both you and the other person in the situation will know exactly where you stand.

Now you are not a horrible person if you say try but I would encourage you to test yourself as well as start building the intestinal fortitude to speak your truth. You don’t have to go to every event, and help everyone with everything. By taking try out of your vocabulary it forces you to make decision. When you make decisions you are no longer “wishy-washy”, you have strength and direction. Trust me, people’s feelings won’t be as hurt if you say you won’t do something vs if you say you will try and then don’t. You will be more loved and respected because people will know where you stand and you will know that for your self as well. There is strength in that knowledge.

Looking forward to enjoying a world that removes the word TRY and speaks their truth.

Now go out, take action and make things happen!

All the best,

Shay

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Dreams…continue to sleep or chase after them?

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dreams-sleep or chase after them Every day you have the choice to hit the restart button or the snooze button. I love this note because it speaks to just that. 1. Hit the snooze button and continue to dream OR 2. Wake up and Chase your dreams.

So which one is it for you?

If you are someone who is on path and purpose you know exactly what direction you are headed and what you are doing. You are probably someone who is jumping out of bed even before the alarm clock goes off you are so excited. Awesome, keep chasing those dreams!

What if you are the person who would rather hit the snooze button, just one more time? What if you don’t know exactly what you are meant to do in this lifetime, what impact you are to make in the world, things may seem drab and you just don’t have that “get up and go” excited feeling. Then what?

Well, let me ask you this…what DO you enjoy doing?

If time and money was no object, you had a bank account that was bursting at the seams and all the time in the world, what would you be doing?

If the answer doesn’t come to you right away, you deserve to consciously learn to dream again, just as children do.  Your task right now is to pull out a piece of paper and start writing down things in each of the following categories.

I am happiest when I am….?  Reading a book, having an “Ah-ha” moment, helping children read, hearing that I was able to help a friend with a problem, spending time with family, being in nature, traveling the world, trying to uncover a mystery, creating a new app or program, speaking in front of a crowd, rearranging furniture or loving on animals.

Travel-where would you go? Some place with white sandy beaches & crystal clear blue water, perhaps the rain-forest  a cruise, the mountains, a spa resort, hiking, Comic-Con, go stand on a glacier, go on a bike ride overseas and raise money for your favorite charity or maybe take a trip around the world and see all of the 7 Wonders.

Home-Where would you live and what would it look like? A big custom home in the Alps, beach front property, a country ranch with 20 acres of land with horses, a high rise in the big city with a infinity pool overlooking the night life or perhaps a home for every season.

Vehicle-What car have you always wanted to have? Be detailed of the color and all the amenities that it would possess. Have you ever driven one before? If not I highly suggest you make that a priority this weekend, then take a picture of you in the car! Feel what it feels like to sit in the seats, experience the way it drives and how that makes you feel.

Who would you help? We all have people in our lives that have assisted us in our journey and since in this example we have unlimited funds and time…what would you do for those people that have helped you along the way? Buy them a house, assist with medical bills (heck pay them off), take them on a vacation, spend time with them, watch their kids for them while they go on a all expense paid date-your treat, shopping spree, cook them a gourmet meal (or have a amazing chef do it for you), perhaps even ask that special someone to spend the rest of their life with you?

Pinterest is a great place to assist you in opening your mind to dream again. You can create your own mini “dream boards” for all of the above.

My goal is not for you to get caught up in the materialism of these things but it will jump start you to start thinking about what you enjoy doing again. We deserve to Dream just as children do and for those of us that lost that along the way (like I did) this helps to get us jump started. Then we can take it to the next level but we must start somewhere.

Enjoy the Dreaming process, don’t turn any idea down no matter how crazy or if you feel you may never be able to afford it. There is no harm in writing it down or saving it to a Pinterest Board.

May you always remember to DREAM BIG!

With love,

Shay Wheat

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Tuesday Notes – April 17, 2012

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” We all deserve the opportunity to be the best that we can be. This is only accomplished by giving or receiving loving assistance. Do at least one.” – Rafer Johnson, U.S. Olympian and Founder, Special Olympics Southern California

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Monday Notes – April 9, 2012

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” Envision it: a world with more love in it, simply because we want it that way.” – Dr. Robert Epstein, Author, Professor

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Wednesday Notes – April 4, 2012

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“Get your R.A.M. on! “R” is for Realization, when you REALIZE it all begins with you. Realize who you are before you know where to go.” – Erin Brockovich, Environmental Activist, Author

 

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repeat daily: I am making more money than I have ever made

Friday Notes – March 9, 2012

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“Learn something new and help someone else every day and the hard times will be a little easier.” – Caroline Kennedy, Vice Chair, New York City Fund for Public Schools

 

A Lesson I have learned over the past few years is the power behind Affirmations, also know as “I Am” statements. Simple sentences that pack a punch when it comes to your outlook and how the world responds to you. You can create Affirmations for anything in your life such as Financial, Health, Relationships, etc. If you visit What You Think About… page I have listed some resources that not only show you how but have some books of affirmations and statements to get you started.

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repeat to self daily: I am more confident every day!

Tuesday Notes – March 6, 2012

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“You cannot control every situation or change in the workplace. But you can control how you respond.” – Lisa Stevens , EVP, Regional President, CA Regional Banking, Wells Fargo & Company

 

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Sunday Notes – March 4, 2012

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“The richness of your experiences throughout the years makes you who you are as an individual.” -Maria Elena Salinas, Univision News Anchor

 

No matter what anyone else around you says, if you have a gut feeling, a intuition, to do something then you must do it. Your gut will never steer you astray.

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I LOVE this one! It was posted in the Teacher’s only restroom of a community college. So fitting, don’t you agree?!

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