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Monday, October 16, 2017

Awaken Your Day - Oct 16, 2017 - An idea whose time has come.

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
- Victor Hugo

I bet you are thinking of something big to connect to Victor's words. Someone else's something big. Maybe you have your own big idea and this comment created a vision of your idea hitting the mainstream. Great. So you can see what that looks like.

And now ... lets draw it back. Let's look at the foundational push behind all great ideas. Let's relate it a little more intimately ... Let's consider You. You are the idea whose time has come.

Grabbing control of your morning, and leading that to your evolving day is what we share here. It is part of a passionate pattern we are trying to kick-start, to lead from one day to another to another and so on. Building our consistency, until we have our natural habit of taking control of our day and then the other contributing elements of our life.

You are the idea. Your time is now. For anything You want to fulfill in your life. You are the idea.

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You ... is the whole idea.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day - Oct 11, 2017 - Let it sink in.

"Your worth is not tied to the opinion of others."
- Joe Duncan, Before 5am

Mic drop.
I don't have alot to add. But of course I worry that we will read that, say "Yeah" and then it will disipate and we will fail to absorb the impact of how true that should be.

We need to work on letting go of what others think about us in many aspects of our life. This is something we all struggle with somewhat ... as we analyze when it is okay to not care and then examples where we think we need to be mindful of it still.

All good. For now.

 But ... we still need to let that thought sink in and we need to give it some attention. If you can release even a few of the strings you have tied to some opinions of others, you willl find emotional energy that will surprise you.

 Hint - start with people you don't know and won't know after your lives cross.
Release the lines. Cast of the ropes.

Good morning, greater Day. Greater you ... learning how to undo knots.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

AYD - chose a rerun this morning. Sorry. But it’s one I needed while my brain was running overtime. And the thought is still valid. Have a great day. Turn it up a notch. Oct 10 2017

Awaken Your Day - Oct 6, 2016 - Give and Receive

"If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That's what I was always told as a kid, and it's worked for me so far!"
- Justin Timberlake

Self analysis.
How much effort do we put forth ?
How much pressure do we apply on our performance efficiency?
In life. As a spouse, as a worker, a boss, a coach, a parent... any of the aspects of our lives, where our output brings value.
Before we can complain about the surroundings and our assorted environments ( emotional, physical, financial) we must assess just what percentage of our attention, effort and drive is being put forward ... before we can measure what is coming back.
And I have just had my Wake Up call for the day.

 Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You ... once you see how much more is still there to apply.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day – Oct 9, 2017 – Affecting the last page, now.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
- C.S. Lewis

These kind of comments tend to take us somewhere right away.
You might be thinking right away about your life. The whole deal. The grand scale of where you wish you were by now versus where you are.
Or, a goal. A marriage, a dream, a job, or a project.

You might be doing just fine but now reflecting on how you might have done things a little different. Keep in mind it is not always about starting from an unhappy place.

Like today. It is only just beginning. So far, you may have just rolled out of bed.
Technically, minus a yawn or a groan, you are still beginning.

 In which case … you are at the beginning, of the day…the week. You have the power to adjust the Matrix … you can alter the now and the end.
Mind blowing isn’t it?

So … when I say Good Morning – you could think of it as an idea, or an order … or a forecast to build on.

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You – starting to Look at things just a little different, and causing ripples.
AYD – Pierre Couturier – Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Awaken Your Day – Oct 7, 2017 – Do You Check In?

When you were young, your parents probably had a curfew for you. And some would have asked you to “check in” sometime before your curfew. It was a status check for them. An emotional and security touch point. And, a point where they could alter the plan if needed.

If you have taken management training, you may recall as part of the soft skills, they recommend you do a “check in” with your staff – where you strike up a conve...rsation first thing in the day and casually talk about what is “good and not so good” in your day so far. We avoid the word “bad” as that often dictates focus and becomes harder to move past with that label.

It is a good tool, this “check in” and sadly we do not use it often enough just with ourselves. A morning check in should be part of routine. A recognition point ... where we can alter the plan - or the path of the day - where needed. ( psst...that is the point, in case i get really wordy from here on.)
All you do is ask yourself … What is good and not so good so far today? It can be anything but keep in mind, we avoid the overall classification of “bad” because it just paints a topic with a "higher wall" paint color. For example, maybe you have a cold…that is your “not so good”. Your good might be that you have the day off. Okay, so your cold …being not so good… is more of a set back. So you can adjust your day, focus on self care because that is a priority. With self care you can later tackle that to do list that you don’t have the energy for now. Relax. Tell yourself it is okay to relax and go about not getting stressed but focus on getting better. It helps to frame our reaction to the “not so good” as we put it into a better perspective instead of it being a stress that generates more stress and then shite gets “bad”.

So… allow me to “check in”. What is good about my morning? What is not so good?

 What is good is that I have now been on the treadmill at 340 am for two days in a row and I feel like I want to keep the pattern going. I am awake and the day has started on the right foot. Not so good, would be I am in camp, but this morning, more so that because I am awake and thoughts are rolling, I am in a creative writing mood and would love to stay in front of the computer with my thoughts as they are all connecting and my ideas are racing in circles…but I have to work. So … it’s another notepad and pen capture –a-thought-when-I- can kind of day. But ... my not so good is nothing that is going to ruin the day.

 And you?

Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You – just checking in honey, all is okay.
AYD – Pierre Couturier – Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day

Awaken Your Day - Oct 6, 2017 - Self Awareness Trend or # or something.

I am not trendy.
I'm usually a couple years behind what is "in style". If you know me, then you know this to be true. In fact, you knew before I did.
And ... I am okay with it.

 ( Side note ... I really dislike ( used that instead of a stronger more offensive word usually preceeded by a four letter and and ing) the term "in style". Sets a ridiculous set of boundary lines that people so often bounce between on their path to self identification.)

 And... in my older age I am getting more opinionated. Just letting you in on that secret.
I'm okay with that too. But, I see a need. While I am finding a voice on matters of issue... I recognize I must enhance my awareness and knowledge before I spout off and spit my opinion. More knowledge will aid me in not sounding like a fool see.

What is the point? Well, I'm not beating myself up or being self diminishing, I was simply finding myself this morning all caught up in the news and half truths and misleading stuff...realized I was hypnotized by some of it, found that to be the trend, then thought about not being trendy...and now you see how my mind works.

 So... after spending a few moments with my own personal plus minus columns - i thought, what shall i attempt to do today and this weekend to improve... what little hash tag will I so cutely create for myself. ( side note... really hate this B.S. lets make everything a # ) . So ... in an effort to play along, what is your # trick for yourself today? Mine...

There... I feel better and cuter and more up to date already.
Good morning, Greater Day. Greater You - embracing you.
AYD - Pierre Couturier - Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day