WEEKLY PROMPTS ARCHIVE: JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 7 - 13, 2018: 

BRING TO MIND THE LAST TIME YOU FELT VULNERABLE--IN LEADERSHIP OR LIFE--BUT TRIED NOT TO SHOW IT.

1. What has happened inside you for not showing it?

2. Imagine that moment of vulnerability again. Give yourself permission to soften into your original feeling. 

3. Receive yourself now the way you would have wanted in the original moment of vulnerability. 

4. Write down what you wish to remember in this moment that will support your practice of courage.

*Adapted from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.

 

JANUARY 14 - 20, 2018:

BRING TO MIND TWO PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY--IN LEADERSHIP OR LIFE--THAT CHALLENGE YOU TO BE MORE COURAGEOUSLY YOURSELF EVERY DAY? 

1. How would you describe these two people in a few words?

2. How specifically do they challenge you to be more yourself?

3. What is it about them that makes this possible? What is it about your mutual relationship that also naturally contributes? 

4. What is an example of a time they offered this challenge that really sticks with you? 

5. Do they know how much this has meant to you? If so, remind them. If not, tell them this week (live, virtual, letter, etc.)

6. Write down any piece of what you've learned from these two people that you want to embed in your practice of courage.

 

JANUARY 21 - 27, 2018:

WHO YOU ARE IS HOW YOU LEAD AND LIVE.

How we lead--in our careers, businesses, and daily life--is an authentic reflection of who we are. The way we show up in the world reveals itself in the small moments of our days as well as the larger-than-life experiences.

1. Take a thoughtful moment now to observe how you are showing up in leadership and life.

2. Breathe deeply. Observe your emotions, beliefs, and fears.

3. Consciously send appreciation to your spirit and self-compassion to your wounds as both rise up within you.

4. Jot down your genuine thoughts. What is serving you? What is not? 

5. How will you choose to consciously show up this week--in your leadership and life? 

 

JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 3, 2018:

BRING TO MIND THREE EXAMPLES OF WHEN YOU WERE DEEPLY CURIOUS. YOUR AGE, TIME, OR TANGIBILITY FOR EACH EXAMPLE DOES NOT MATTER. (These can be current day curiosities or those you've had since you were a child.)

1. Jot down what provoked your curiosity for each example. 

2. What resonates with you about each example even today? Notice any themes that may emerge.

3. Now take notice of your fear and where it held space in relationship to each example. Specifically, was fear present? If so, how did it play a role? If not, what contributed to its silence?

4. What can you learn from this reflection and apply to your current life and leadership today? 

 

WEEKLY PROMPTS ARCHIVE: FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 4 - 10, 2018: 

TAKING BACK YOUR STORY BEGINS WITH AWARENESS. TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO REFLECT ON THE FOLLOWING:

1. Where do I feel most disconnected to my story? Where is my story writing itself?

2. What external influences, people, or experiences have I allowed to be the authors of my story? 

3. Where do I feel most connected to my story? What is one action I can take this week to move my story forward in a positive way? 

4. What specific success in my leadership, life, or business would be a reflection of me taking back my story? 

 

FEBRUARY 11 - 17, 2018:

THIS WEEK'S PROMPT IS ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS WITH JOY. 

1. What is my current relationship to joy? If I don't have one, what is my current relationship to happiness?

2. What makes choosing joy difficult for me? What would support me in choosing with greater ease?

3. How can I be more mindful about choosing joy? 

4. Share these perspectives with a close friend or loved one this week as a support and accountability partner to your practice.

 

FEBRUARY 18 - 24, 2018: OBSERVE.

1. Close your eyes, take three deep breaths and go inward for three minutes. (No need to time yourself. Just three minutes-ish.)

2. What do you observe? Observe yourself as though you're watching someone else. 

3. What thoughts do you observe yourself having in this time? What emotions? What beliefs? What images or colors come forth?

4. Where do you feel tension? Where do you feel peace? 

5. Take three deep breaths again. Open your eyes. Jot down what you learned. 

 

FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3, 2018: SHOW UP THIS WEEK IN ONE AREA WHERE YOU DON'T FEEL READY. 

1. Name the area. How can you embrace showing up even when you don't feel ready? 

2. Share this intention with one trusted confidante for support and an empathetic ear as you practice showing up. 

3. Leaning on our courage looks a lot like leaning upon our values. So press fully into your values as you show up. 

4. What did you learn? What made you smile? What do you want to remember as you continue to practice?

 

WEEKLY PROMPTS ARCHIVE: MARCH 2018

MARCH 4 - 10, 2018:

 

MARCH 11 - 17, 2018:

 

MARCH 18 - 24, 2018: WHAT IS INTEGRATION TO ME?

1. What does the word integration mean to me?

2. What are the threads (areas) in my life and purpose that I want to integrate more consciously? Name them. 

3. What already feels well integrated? What really doesn't?

 

MARCH 25 - 31, 2018: WHAT IS ASKING TO FALL AWAY? 

What is quietly asking to fall away in your life? A role, a career, a relationship, a community, a promise, a belief, a fear, an outcome? What is already tiptoeing out the door? What needs an invitation to fall away? What is no longer serving you and your highest good? What must be honored as it becomes ash? Take note in a way most meaningful to you. 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS: APRIL 2018

APRIL 1 - 7, 2018: WHAT IS ASKING TO RISE?

What is quietly asking to rise in your life? What is calling you? In your inner being, your family, community, actions, beliefs? What is already building momentum in your spirit? What is rumbling within you? How is your inner voice speaking to you? What do you hear? What do you somehow just know? Reference these questions as you like and take notes however most meaningful to you. 

 

APRIL 8 - 14, 2018: WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?

Our soul's calling is rarely loud until we turn toward love. Our fears, doubts, anxieties, and societal pressures--however loud or subtle they may be--distract us from listening to our inner voice with radical love. The root of the word radical is grounded. Quite simply, radical love means to love with a willingness to welcome all -- all people, experiences, emotions, and yes, our imperfect selves. To choose to welcome all is a deep practice of courage and a powerful step in our wholehearted integration.

What do you really, really want? As you explore this question this week, observe and welcome all with radical self-love.

 

APRIL 15 - 21, 2018: BRING TO MIND TWO PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY--IN LEADERSHIP OR LIFE--THAT CHALLENGE YOU TO BE MORE COURAGEOUSLY YOURSELF EVERY DAY? 

(SEE JANUARY 14TH - 20TH, 2018)

1. How would you describe these two people in a few words?

2. How specifically do they challenge you to be more yourself?

3. What is it about them that makes this possible? What is it about your mutual relationship that also naturally contributes? 

4. What is an example of a time they offered this challenge that really sticks with you? 

5. Do they know how much this has meant to you? If so, remind them. If not, tell them this week (live, virtual, letter, etc.)

6. Write down any piece of what you've learned from these two people that you want to embed in your practice of courage.

 

APRIL 22 - 28, 2018: FOLLOW THE URGE OF YOUR SOUL

1. Get still in meditation this week and listen. This can be meditation of all forms -- just make it intentional

2. Where does your soul come alive?

3. If 'soul' doesn't feel like an attainable concept, exhale and simply listen to what lights you up inside. What makes you smile, laugh, and lean into your strengths? 

 

APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2018: 

 

WEEKLY INTENTIONS: MAY 2018

 

MAY 6 - 12, 2018:

 

MAY 13 - 19, 2018:

 

MAY 20 - 26, 2018:

 

MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2018: