Ghandi once said, “You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Have you ever pondered how this expression can be applied to your life? Have you ever wondered how moving through life as the best version of your self impacts the world? Have you ever considered that world changing actions are as simple as sharing a compliment with a stranger, carrying groceries for an elder, or moving earthworms from a rainy sidewalk?
Have you ever contemplated the fact that you are so much more than you think you are and if you just got out of your way, you could live the life of your dreams?
When we show up fully for ourselves, we show up fully for others. And they in turn, inspire others to show up fully in their own lives. This is the ripple effect of personal transformation. This is how we change the world. It really does start from within. It really is as simple as being the change that we wish to see in the world and acting outwardly from a place of pure connection.
I’ve come to realize over the years that we never really know the full impact we have on others when we’re just being ourselves – our pure authentic and caring selves. Whether its being present with someone you care about, removing litter from a hiking trail, or holding the door for the person behind you, it all matters. It’s often the simplest actions that have the greatest impact because we’re often unaware of the ripple effect that follows. What we do know is how wonderful these actions make us feel and that’s a great indicator that we’ve just made a positive difference.
In this week’s Unplug podcast I speak with my dear friend Suzanne Thomas. Suzanne is one of the biggest influences in my life as far as my personal growth is concerned. She’s also a wonderful example of how the ripple effect extends well beyond our own experiences. Because Suzanne was so influential in my personal growth and healing journey, she’s also been influential in helping me to fully embody the person that I am today. Because of this, my voice is spreading even greater ripples of transformation with the hopes that you are now doing the same.
Suzanne is transforming lives as an elite life coach with the Tony Robbins organization. We first met when I studied NLP with her a few years back. At that time, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I can tell you this – NLP life altering. If you don’t know what NLP is, Suzanne explains it beautifully in this week’s interview.
This week we discuss:
• What is NLP?
• The inner critic’s oppressive stranglehold on intuitive guidance – and how to find your way back.
• Uniting mind with heart for an authentic life of purposeful action.
• The only thing standing in your way for an amazing life – is you.
• The ripple effect of inspired transformation.
• The importance of safe space.
• How what we think we need (head) and what we know we need (heart) are often completely different.
• The two biggest ways that people stand in their own way.
• Change your questions, change your life.
• The extremely powerful logical levels of change.
• How your life is a direct reflection of what you do consistently.
Suzanne Thomas helped me transform my life and become a more lovingly powerful version of my core self. I will be eternally grateful to her for this so I’m so deeply honored to be able to share her plethora of humor and wisdom with every one of you this week. Enjoy!
THIS WEEK’S INSPIRED QUESTIONS:
How do I get in my own way? And how is this preventing me from living the life of my dreams.
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