By Connie Hertz
My month of gratitude is continuing in my writings.
I’m grateful for all of life’s lessons, big and small, painful or joyful.
I’ve grown and stepped up consciously in the last few years, especially the last year, as I’m growing who I am and my coaching practice. I’m learning through getting into action, especially when I’m afraid. I’ve become more confident. I have more clarity about my messages I have to share with whoever will listen.
As a part of this, I have finally begun to get out and share publicly through speeches. This is something I have avoided all of my life! The thought of getting up in front of people, and now with a power point presentation, scared me more than you could know. My fear was about making sense and sharing a clear message that people would benefit from.
I hired a speech coach in the summer of 2014, Deirdre Van Nest, of Speak and Get Results, who I would highly recommend to anyone. She has a gift to help you get your message out and put it in a presentation format that flows and makes sense. I will continue to tweak my presentations, so I can get better all of the time.
I have found working with many coaches over the last 5 years, has helped me to grow and step up and own that I have something very powerful to share and teach the people who are ready to learn from me.
From working with a coach in South Florida, Kellie Kuecha, I learned about business and about creating programs to share. In October 2014 we had our first retreat, and we all sat around our tables, dreaming and envisioning a retreat we could one day offer to people. I did just that, and just 3 months later, a man who owns a retreat company in Kauai, Adrian Nicholas of Kalewa Kauai, came into my life.
I have learned to trust my guidance I get from God and the Universe. This was absolutely one of those times. I had no doubt about hosting my Glow Kauai Retreat in October of 2015. This retreat was beyond my wildest dreams of how it all flowed and came together. Adrian is the most amazing ambassador, guide, chef and spiritual man to have handling everything so smoothly, so I could teach my 10 Universal Laws, outside under a tree, near the ocean in paradise!
Below are two videos to watch of our most amazing experiences there last month and what some of the participants have to say about their time at our retreat. I will be hosting another retreat in Kauai next fall, so stay tuned!
I hope you each continue to stay present to all of the things you’re grateful for and think about them daily to help you shift from feeling negative to feeling positive, and creating a life you truly love and enjoy~!
Please leave one thing you’re grateful for below and how you’ll use appreciation everyday in your life!
With appreciation for you,