AMP Up Your Life: Find the Courage &
Jump into the Current
To the Point, a monthly newsletter published by Lisa Kellogg
In this Issue
Today's Point: Stretching Your Comfort Zone: Learning to be with Uncertainty
What's New?: Creativity Innovation & Impact: AMP Up Your Life & Breakthrough to the Next Level, a 1 hr telephone-class
Last Point: Coaching Series in September
Stretch Your Comfort Zone?
Jump Into the Current!
"there is very little emphasis within our education system on the education of the imagination, which requires sustained encounters with uncertainty." - Shaun McNiff
Let’s hope this emphasis is changing, seems like we need our collective imaginations like never before.
Having jumped into a current of uncertainty recently, I've been working my courage muscle. Even those of us who have learned to be comfortable with some degree of uncertainty may find it challenging to experience it for extended time frames. We may learn to embrace it in certain contexts but forget to apply it in others. For instance; when working with artist, I find they may have developed an ability to be with uncertainty in their art making process but often it does not occur to them to transmit that understanding to the big work of their life.
So, maybe you have made a “sweaty moment” decision, leaped and are in mid air, feeling like a flying squirrel on a gusty day.
Or, maybe you didn’t consciously choose the uncertainly, but feel it as a result of the current economic transition we seem to be in.
Either way, whether you’re derailed, or have jumped into the current on purpose, learning to be with uncertainty is an important skill to develop.
Here are a few suggestions:
1) Check your mindset. What are you telling yourself about the situation? You can change it to a more resourceful message. Realize you have a choice about how you view where you are and what you are about to do.
2) Keep moving, be decisive, take action. It’s much easier to steer when in motion and thus redirect your course, if needed, than to try to turn from a standstill. Besides, you will gain clarity as you learn from your experiences.
3) Take little leaps if you need to build your courage, confidence and self trust. Gradually, you will make bigger leaps and be able to maintain longer periods of uncertainty.
4) Find or reconnect to your purpose. Why are you doing what you are doing? Remembering your purpose will help to carry you through moments of nail biting doubt, managing the fear that inevitable arises from pushing beyond your current limits.
As you become more comfortable with being in uncertainty, you begin to view it as exciting instead of scary, your courage grows. Interesting things start to happen in that space between when we relax into uncertainty, life become more of an adventure. Enjoy!
Creativity Innovation & Impact: AMP Up Your Life & Breakthrough to the Next Level
Is it time for a change? Are you bored with your work or some other aspect of your life? Tired of struggle, overwhelm and dissatisfaction?
Or, maybe you're ready for the next adventure but you're not sure how or where to go. Do you think it might be time to stretch your limits, to reach a new level?
Learn 3 important keys to accelerate your growth, take imaginative action and break through your current limits.
Lisa will share her AMPING it up system, designed to assist you in creating a fulfilling and "fun"filling life, inclusive of making a bigger difference in the world.
Tuesday Aug 4th, 7:30-8:30pm EST
For more information about this tele-class go to the
Creativity Innovation & Impact: 6 Steps to AMP Up Your Life
I will be offering a 6 or 7 week Coaching Tele-series beginning in Sept. The calls will be recorded. So, if you cannot attend the class time, you can listen later. Look for more info and details soon. Let me know if it interest you.
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Take Imaginative Action, Accelerate Your Growth, Be Your Creative Potential!