To the Point, a monthly newsletter published by Lisa Kellogg

In this Issue

Today's Point: Why Celebrate?

What's Next?: Reminder: Open House for Coaching Hudson Valley (tomorrow) 2/28/10

Last Point: Find out who Zero is!

Why Celebrate?

Seems like a silly question, "Because it’s fun!" but, there's more to it. Celebrating or acknowledging (mini-celebrations) help to lock in the learning, build confidence and create momentum.

It's been a year since I began this newsletter, 12 issues! If writing comes easily to you, it may not seem like a big deal but, for me it’s an accomplishment worthy of celebrating.

Writing and I have a difficult history. Mostly, we get along now, even enjoy each others company here and there. Oh yes, there is still the occasional suspicious glance or irritated exchange but nothing as severe as it used to be. It was horrid. It took me two extra semesters in graduate school to finish a 132 page thesis because writing and I fought so much. Cheers to another milestone in changing my prickly story with writing to a more positive one!

What are you or could you be celebrating?

How will you celebrate? Consider treating yourself in some way that acknowledges your efforts and accomplishments; a special dinner, a toast, a massage, or even a cup of tea with a friend. It’s the intent more than the specific activity that is important. Intend to celebrate and do something to embody that intent.

Sometimes, we can be so quick to berate ourselves (or others) when we mess up. Try replacing berates with celebrates. Next time you catch yourself grumbling at yourself or another, even if there is a legitimate concern that needs addressing, remember the importance of re-enforcing the positives and find cause to acknowledge or celebrate along with your reprimand.

What's Next

Open House: Coaching Hudson Valley

I am excited to be part of a new coaching and consulting collaborative, Coaching Hudson Valley. We are having an Open House on Sunday Feb 28th at the Canaltown Alley in Rosendale, NY. 2-5 pm.

The event will feature a talk by each coach on their unique approach. Topics include:

  • Lisa Kellogg on Overcoming Barriers to Creativity and Success
  • Lev Natan on Envisioning and Creating the Life of Your Dreams
  • Maryellen Whittington-Couse on Making Time for What Really Matters
  • Nicole Carroll on Artist Marketing
  • Doug Motel on Step by Step to the Top of Google

If you can't join us for the event because you are from outside of the Hudson Valley, you can still benefit from getting to know us virtually. Many of the services myself and the other coaches in our collective offer are provided using the telephone. For more information you can go to Coaching Hudson Valley

Last Point

Another compelling TED Talk: Meet Zero in Natasha Tsakos Multimedia Theatrical Adventure. Natasha Tsakos

A Wow! blend of mime, theater, film and passionate talk with powerful ending.

Any comments? Ideas? Feedback? Other "Points" you think I should include? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply and tell me what you think!

Thank you,

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