Month: June 2013

Living an Authentic Life.

Living an Authentic Life... for me is such a powerful post that its giving me even more confidence to do what I love and to be who I am regardless of judgement. It didn’t have to be ‘religion’ induced but what Tracy shares is something that I feel most bloggers are afraid of. Just being open and candid or sometimes fearing the feeling like “I talk too much” to “I’ve shared too much” or “I’m being totally irrelevant with no real focus”.

What she says is inspirational and is a lesson in itself because, by expressing her ability to “Live an Authentic Life” it in turn exhorts me to to continue and grow in being honest, open and authentic in everything I do or write regardless of judgement or opinion. Check out her post and let me know what you think….

I’ll catch u later with some more things to share that’s on my heart!

As Ever, Keeping it Real (K.I.R)

Peace,

The Elected Lady xx

Self love!

HEY GUYS CHECK OUT MY FRIEND’S SHORT POST ON SELF LOVE. IT COULDN’T BE ANYMORE APPLICABLE TODAY THAN ITS EVER BEEN! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU CLAIRE AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME REBLOG 😛 😉 THIS!!!! I TRUST AND HOPE THIS BLESSES YOUR HEART AS IT HAS MINE AND GIVEN YOU FOOD FOR THOUGHT AS IT HAS MINE…

AS EVER, KEEPING IT REAL,
PEACE!
THE ELECTED LADY XX

hemmedinbythehandsofmercy

I dunno about you but, I find that, when I’m having serious trouble sleeping at nights I hear God a lot more clearly. I get so introspective in the day time (I’m trying to work on this), that it’s actually kinda nice just to be too exhausted to think straight and just let Him speak to me. He knows me! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you what He was telling me all about last night in the wee hours:

When you love yourself, truly, the reality of that totally flips and transforms your old ways of thinking. For example, “Why would anybody ever love me?” becomes “Why wouldn’t anybody love me?” Self-love is totally healthy and shouldn’t be mistaken for pride or egotism. Those are two separate ideas and actually have nothing to do with loving yourself at all. One trait of a person who has a healthy…

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On Apples and Oranges

Leadership Freak

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Understand leadership roles by comparing leadership to something else.

Leader as:

  1. Glue: connecting people to each other’s dreams.
  2. Curious monkey: seeking and creating clarity with courageous questions.
  3. Bulldozer: pushing through barriers by exploring resistance.
  4. Prognosticator: predicting the future by seeing patterns in the past.
  5. Coach: building winning teams.
  6. Road sign: calling for alignment.
  7. Instigator: challenging accepted beliefs and behaviors in order to confront stagnation and create something new.
  8. Guardian: protecting resources and progress.
  9. Mentor: sharing useful experiences that guide.
  10. Magic Eight Ball: making decisions.
  11. Police man: correcting, enforcing, and holding accountable for the common good.
  12. Partner: sharing the load by honoring and leveraging strengths.
  13. Magnet: attracting followers by focusing on shared values.
  14. Communicator: conveying relevant information that empowers.
  15. Servant: seeking the success of others.

Leader as curious monkey:

My favorite comparison is curious monkey. The trouble with questions is they create confusion, at least at first.

The path to clarity…

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STEPHEN MURRAY REGAINS MOVEMENT OF ARMS

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Stephen Murray at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia, Pa. (left), and at the Stay Strong compound last month in Riverside, Calif. (right).
X Games BMX Dirt gold medalist Stephen Murray, who suffered a career-ending injury that left him paralyzed below the shoulders in 2007, released a video this week that shows him moving both of his arms. The development comes almost six years to the day since Murray was injured at the Baltimore Dew Tour stop on June 22, 2007.

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How to Prepare for the Spartan Race and Other Mud Runs

This looks like great fun! I wouldn’t mind trying this out!!
keeping it real!
peace,
elected lady xx

Sykose Extreme Sports News

So you want to try a mud run? Great options for beginners are races that come in at the 5K distance like the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race Sprint, or other short-distance obstacle runs. Many of these events require you to scale walls, scramble over cargo nets, leap over fire and crawl through mud. Here’s some advice.

Forget about timing

Regardless of how many 5Ks you may have run, forget about projecting a finishing time. Instead, use your first obstacle course race as a benchmark for the future. Course conditions on an extreme run can change dramatically based on location, weather, and the wave of participants in which you find yourself.

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A Life Less Frustrating

real talk! love this!

Leadership Freak

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The way you deal with today’s frustration reflects the leader you’ll become tomorrow.

Frustration is an alarm clock;
a spotlight pointing:
a match burned too long.

Frustration is a gift that says pay attention.

Don’t get frustrated with frustration. Frustration is feedback on decisions and relationships.

Frustration’s goal:

The singular message of frustration is change.

  1. Usually, it’s you.
  2. Sometimes, it’s others.
  3. Perhaps it’s processes and procedures.

Repeated frustration:

Frustrations that return want attention like neglected children.

Ignoring frustration makes frustration mad.

Successful leaders choose responses. Weak leaders react.

Choose who to be:

  1. Welcoming. Open up don’t close down. “Come in, let’s talk.”
  2. Calm. Cool down don’t heat up. Nothing says confidence more than calmness during frustration.
  3. Able. Assume a do-something posture.

Bonus: Optimistic. Express optimism while acknowledging realities.

Choose what to do:

  1. Acknowledge don’t ignore. “That’s frustrating,” is better than, “It’s not that bad.”
  2. Run toward not away. Deal…

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