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Gia Duke and I recently talked about The Right Brain Business Plan and why a Right-Brained approach to business matters! We discussed how to do it in order to stay tru* to who you are + what you’re here to do. Have a LISTEN.

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Carrot + Tractor

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Lori Koop

(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Aug 3, 2013)

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published July 27, 2013)

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published July 20, 2013)

The business of life can draw us into its whirlwind: work pressures often push us away from our TRU selves, and perfection may keep us reaching for the impossible. The methods we

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published July 13, 2013)

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published July 6, 2013)

On my office wall are the words

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published June 29, 2013)

Dance: the movement of the body in response to music… and so much more. A translation of sound to feeling, and to the present. A tangible expression of an intangible world. Personal, unique, precious. A mystical process calling the unknown to be known. Asking us to reveal who we are with utmost honesty. Through dance, we are invited to uncover, discover, and recover our true selves.

We hear the beat and react innately. The rhythm, the lyrics, the tone speak to our soul. Is it true? We can listen and learn things we didn

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CLARITY : The Facts

by lorikoop

in Clarity

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(Delivered July 28, 2013)

“The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.”

~ Stephen Covey

Balance. It’s not about equal measures as with a scale. But rather, about emotional balance… finding peace in both your personal and business lives at the same time.

Have you ever felt guilty when you’re working and not with the kids, and then guilty when you’re with the kids and not working? Either way you lose.

I think deep down we imagine giving 100% to our business and 100% to our family. The problem is we don’t have 200%. We all get the same amount… 100% of a 24 hour day. That total is what we have to divvy up.

To see clearly, draw out a typical week and block in the areas of your day that are already committed to certain activities. With different colored markers, represent the various themes of time usage, for example: the kids, meals, carpooling, exercise, housework, family time, etc.

What is left uncolored is the time available for your new business. Or for whatever else you have in mind. Visuals make things really clear. Count up the hours. This is really what you have to work with.

Best to start with the facts. Instead of a painful story.

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Coming TRU*

Our “story” is what we make up based on the facts, our perceptions of the truth. And it’s what gives them emotional energy. Stories that feel good… well, why change them? It’s the ones that don’t empower us that I suggest we revise.

Go back to the facts. The facts are neutral. Look at what you’re telling yourself about them. If you want to feel better, look for a different story. Feel it in your body. You’re looking for the one that brings peace. And restores balance.

My.new business card.
It happened by accident.
And it was perfect!
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It involves seeing clearly.

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(Delivered July 14, 2013)

“When the student is ready,
the teacher will appear.”

The teacher… sure it could be a person.
Or it could be a lost client.
A troubled relationship.
Or an overdrawn account.

Are you ready?

Look at what’s on your plate,
and at those in the air.
How do they feel?

Could they too be your teachers
Your lessons
And where you could find more freedom?

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Coming TRU*

In every situation, stressful or fun, there are valuable lessons.
Benefits to take-away.

Find three each time.

Keep ’em.
Use them.

Gifts.

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