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It’s All About The Grit

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In Angela Duckworth’s New York Times Bestseller, “Grit,”  the noted author states that it’s not always talent or genius that leads to success.  It’s a combination of passion and persistence that leads to success in one’s life.  She calls this blend “GRIT.”  (Not to be confused with the Southern comfort food or something Flo might suggest you kiss.)

This is good news!  Thank God we don’t have to be geniuses or MENSA Members to succeed in life.  As a Life Optimization Coach, I’ve seen what determination, persistence, perseverance, and passion can accomplish in one’s life.

I’ve said for years, “It ain’t pretty but it’s gritty.”  That’s exactly what it looks like on your way up the mountain.  And Grit doesn’t care how big that mountain is in front of you.   The mountain won’t stop Grit.

Three years ago, I bought my daughter Julie a charm and had grit inscribed  on it.  She wears it everyday to remind herself that we can all live charmed lives with a little bit of grit.

Remember, it is a marathon not a sprint.  Use your grit.

Check us out on itunes or BBSradio.com/LifewiththeGirlfriends where Julie and I talk about Grit and FAS (Foreign Accent Syndrome).  We always like to mix humor with the take away.

Blessings and Grit,

Christine Marie M.A.

Christine Marie is a Psychotherapist, a Certified Life Optimization Coach, #1 Bestselling Author of “The Clutterfly Effect-Tweak Your Way to Total Transformation By Decluttering Your Life” and Radio Co-Host of Life With The Girlfriends on BBSRadio.com .

 

Einstein vs. Newton

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I feel rushed.  There never seems to be enough time.  That’s an hour I’ll never get back.  I’m always late.  I never get all the stuff I want done.  I need about three more hours in the day.

These are typical Newtonian Time statements.  Newtonian Time is based on the scarcity of time, the lack of time.  Newtonian Time is based on the idea that time runs out before you accomplish what you want to accomplish.  Newtonian Time is dualistic at its core.  There’s either too much or too little at its core.  For example, if you are on an awesome vacation, time seems to fly by.  However, dinner with your mother-in-law, time may seem like it is standing still 🙂   Newtonian Time appears to be outside of you where you have little to no control over it.

However, Einstein Time taps into the creative flow.  At its core, you are the creator of time.  You are the master of time- it does not master you.  Einstein Time happens from the inside out, where Newtonian Time happens from the outside in.

I call this God’s time.  I am persuaded that there is a divine flow to our lives.  When we TRUST (To Rely Unto Spirit Totally) and rest in the creative flow of God’s time, we can stay out of stress and judgement.  Being in God’s time allows for serendipity, coincidence, and luck to take place.  When things are so rigidly structured by Newtonian Time we lose the capacity for wonder, awe, and miracles to enter into our lives.

This week let’s practice staying in the flow of God’s Time and staying out of Newtonian Time.

And catch us every Sunday at 7pm CT on Life with The Girlfriends on BBSradio or on iTunes.  Check out our last show where we discuss God Time.

Christine Marie M.A.

Christine Marie is a Psychotherapist, a Certified Life Optimization Coach, #1 Bestselling Author of “The Clutterfly Effect-Tweak Your Way to Total Transformation By Decluttering Your Life” and Radio Co-Host of Life With The Girlfriends on BBSRadio.com .

 

Speaking of Einstein

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Speaking of Einstein, I have a picture above my table in my living room that is a quote from Albert Einstein.  It says, “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  And the other is as though everything is a miracle.”  I’m part of the latter group.  How about you?

I happen to have bought prescription reading glasses this week.  Pardon my naivete, but, it is a miracle your ears are in the perfect place to hold your glasses.  And your nose too.  So you could say you need your ears and nose to see.

So do you believe everything is a miracle?  What happened if all those little coincidences that just seemed like dumb luck disappeared?  What if you had to use glue to keep your glasses on?

Think of all the things that didn’t happen on your way to work today.  Your tires were filled with air.  Your dog didn’t run out of the house.  Your hot coffee didn’t spill on your lap.  Even though you ran through that yellow light, you weren’t t-boned.  You were able to get a parking spot.

I consider miracles the same thing as blessings.  And every night before I fall asleep, I count my blessings.

Stay tuned for next week’s blog.  We are going to talk about Einstein Time.

And catch us every Sunday at 7pm CT on Life with The Girlfriends on BBSradio or on iTunes.

Here’s a little song sung by Amy Grant, “Count Your Blessings.”

Christine Marie M.A.

Christine Marie is a Psychotherapist, a Certified Life Optimization Coach, #1 Bestselling Author of “The Clutterfly Effect-Tweak Your Way to Total Transformation By Decluttering Your Life” and Radio Co-Host of Life With The Girlfriends on BBSRadio.com .

 

 

Einstein’s Theory on Imagination

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Hello Lovelies,

Facebook reminded me of a post I did 6 years ago.  And it holds true even more today.

Einstein said, “Imagination is the preview of your life’s coming attractions.” What are you imagining?

So what are you imagining?  It reminds me that the work we do is always an inside out job.  And you have to see it clearly on the inside first before we can manifest it in the outside world.  Our heart (not our physical heart), is like a garden full of lush soil.  And whatever seeds we are sewing, you can be sure will start to grow.  So what’s going to grow in your garden?

If someone cuts you off in traffic, is your first reaction going to be to give them the finger or to curse them out?  Or have you heard yourself say, “I don’t get mad I get even.”  None of us are perfect here.

But to become conscious of the seeds we are sewing in our hearts is a worthy venture.  Let’s begin the weeding and culling process while the lovely fruits and vegetables begin to take root and grow.

You are worth it!

-Christine Marie M.A.

Christine Marie is a Psychotherapist, a Certified Life Optimization Coach, #1 Bestselling Author of “The Clutterfly Effect-Tweak Your Way to Total Transformation By Decluttering Your Life” and Radio Co-Host o fLife With The Girlfriends on BBSRadio.com .