December 17, 2007

Good day, team,

Knowing that this is the last coach’s challenge of the year, I’ve spent the past week trying to think of what has helped me the most in my coaching practice and my life in 2007. When all is said and done, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz offer me the most guidance and continue to be my greatest challenge. Here they are:

Be Impeccable With Your Word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don’t Make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always Do Your Best

Your best is going to change form moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

I wish all of you peace and joy for the coming holidays and prosperity in the New Year!


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