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To the Point, Issue #0022 -- , Frog Jam or Experience Preserves?
March 11, 2013

Flying Frog Jam & Experience Preserves

To the Point, A just-in-time newsletter published by Lisa Kellogg

  • Today's Point: Big Gulps & Flying Frog Jam
  • What's Next?: Experience Preserves
  • End Point: Happy Accidents


Ribbet, ribbet, tweet, tweet, Ribbet, Gulp

What was that?

A flying *frog, caught and swallowed...

Despite saying NO to many things in order to focus on that big-gulp goal that I mentioned in my last newsletter...yes, the book... I have been challenged in my efforts to stay on track, derailed by a little jam, a little frog jam.

Have you ever had this happen?

You put that big intention (or dream) out to the world and then every fear rears its head. Or, sometimes it doesn't even raise a visible crest, but instead, goes underground and cleverly disrupts most every attempt to focus.

Interesting, how sometimes the thing you most want, is hiding in the same place, as the thing you are most afraid of...

Having been a queen at getting stuck and unstuck, this is not new territory. So, its no surprise that I went Yikes! with a bit of post announcement jitters...

Okay, beyond frogs, even flying feathered frogs, what to do, about other unanticipated distractions? You know, when you think you have smooth sailing ahead, time reserved, boundaries in place and then the universe decides to toss one more wink into the arena... What?!

Sometimes it is easy to tell if it’s a worthy demand or just another clever excuse tactic. However, when it's not clear, take a quiet moment, a deep breath or a few, tune into your inner wise guide and ask:

  1. If I choose this, what am I saying yes to?
  2. What am I saying no to? And...
  3. What is the most important thing for me to do, right now?

And... don’t forget the possibility that just when you thought you were stuck in the muck, you will notice a jewel in the sand... You are not always where you think you are.

Experience Preserves

Here is a fun way to remind you to focus on the positive possibilities for your life.
  • Record positive experiences on scraps of paper
  • Put them in a slot in a Cloud 9 Jar for safe keeping
  • Pull from silver lining and read as needed...

I created these Experience Preserves as a take off on the idea of gratitude jar. You can create your own, directions here.

New Grooves: Creating Healthy Habits

With too many demands on my time, classes are one of the things I had to temporarily put on hold, say "no" to, in order to have sufficient time to write.

So, please stay tuned for New Grooves

Accidental Discoveries

I love accidental discoveries/inventions... I find them to be inspiration to keep trusting the process of being with uncertainty.

Have you heard of graphene? Only one atom thick, it is a new form of carbon, a promising advancement for battery technology and is supposedly biodegradable too.

Here is a short video about it, another happy accident.

* “Frogs” for those that are not familiar with the concept or the book Eat that Frog!:21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating by Brian Tracy are a metaphor for those important, uncomfortable tasks that all too often get put off and then drain our energy.

And Don't Forget to Expand Your Day With Play!

Any comments, ideas, feedback, other points that you would like me to include? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply and tell me what you think!

Looking Forward,

Exercise your Imagination, Act on your Passion & Find Fun-fillment!
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