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Are You a Mover and a Shaker?

Reach for what you want—and get it!
Susan  Bernstein
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Sep 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Last spring, I posted a video on You Tube as part of a contest sponsored by Hay House. This publishing house founded by Louise Hay offers a workshop called Movers & Shakers for people who want to build a multimedia platform to bring their message to the world. The workshop features best-selling author and coach Cheryl Richardson and Hay House CEO Reid Tracy discussing what it really takes to create your message, get it out to the world, and do it with integrity and grace.

One of the most important lessons I learned at the workshop: This journey to being a mover and a shaker takes patience. That’s important for me because I’m prone to push, push, push myself and then get discouraged when I don’t get the outcomes I desire. Cheryl didn’t sugarcoat her journey to becoming an award-winning, coach, speaker, and radio host. She told stories of her frustrations and fears, as well as her triumphs. This balanced approach helped me to put my own experiences into a more positive light. I also made some fantastic new friends as a result of the workshop, and that alone was worth the price of admission.

Let me get to the big story: I am thrilled to have been selected as one of two Movers & Shakers from the March 2010 Movers & Shakers workshop in San Francisco. The other winner is the amazing vocal coach, David Coury. As a winner, David will host a live online event and my prize: I’ll be hosting a radio show with Hay House Radio in the Fall.

Being selected to host this radio show is truly a dream come true. As a kid, I used to imagine that when I grew up, I could be like Lucy in PEANUTS, and have my own “The Doctor Is In” sign. I envisioned people coming to me with their problems—everyday issues rather than massive depression and overwhelming anxiety—the ones we all experience.

Well, I get to do that for you now! I welcome you to call into the Work from Within show (Thursday mornings at 8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern) to discuss your problems about work, like finding your next career move, dealing with a frustrating co-worker, or turning a dream into a reality. I invite you to call the toll-free number (866) 254-1579 during the show so I can support you in helping you to create calm, clarity, and confidence in your career.

My favorite times as a coach are when people come to me with thorny career issues, and I help them break through their own barriers. It’s gratifying to watch them embrace positive next steps in high-speed yet heartfelt fashion. That doesn’t always mean a “quick fix,” but it does mean rapid relief and the intention to lead with heart, and let the mind serve the heart, rather than the other way around. So, all in all, I’m very much looking forward to hosting the radio show and taking your calls about crafting your career in a way that maximizes your ROLE—your Return On Life Energy.

I would love for my wonderful experience with Hay House’s Movers and Shakers to prompt YOU to take positive action to maximize your ROLE. So let me ask you a question: What is it that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but haven’t started on? Something that you dream about, that really lights you up? Instead of trying to figure out the path to getting there, I want to suggest something daring:  Let your head go! Yep, stop spinning in your mind about the “right” thing to do. Quit trying to plan step #38.

Instead, listen to your heart. Ask your heart, “What’s one small, small step that I could take toward my dream?” Give yourself a dose of love, and then listen with compassion to what your heart tells you. Perhaps it’s signing up for a class. Maybe you’ll want to call a friend for support. Possibly it’s writing your dream in a journal and seeing what new information emerges. These are just a few suggestions.

You’ve got your own wisdom within you. So, “work from within,” and listen inside yourself for your own next step, the next place to dip a toe in the water, to take a leap of faith, to run after what you desire, to reach for what you want.

As I see it, dreams are your spirit’s way of communicating what you truly desire. Don’t discount them. Ever! Nurture and feed them, which means shining the light of loving care on yourself. This is part of the journey of being a Mover & Shaker.

Here’s to your dreams!

About Author
Susan  Bernstein
Prior to founding Work from Within, Dr. Susan Bernstein spent fifteen years working in marketing, management consulting, and executive development roles for companies like Franklin-Covey, Accenture, and Intel.. Since 2001 she has helped thousands of Continue reading