gratitude

Why I quit my job

I actually don't know why. I wish the reason was so simple to explain. It was purely "following my heart" decision. As any decision with heart involved, this was not easy. My schedule was perfect (Well, I am morning person. I really don't mind getting up at 4am), my clients are my friends and I cannot be more grateful for each and every person that coaching brought into my life. That hurts the most. Leaving people who believe that I can make their goal come true. But I believe that coaching is about inspiring and influencing people's lives. I hope I was good enough coach to make that change. I take goals and dreams seriously. If I am your coach, I consider your goals to be mine. I feel accomplished and happy only when I know that I put all my energy, knowledge and passion into what I am doing. Now, it' s time for me to slow down. Just a little bit. Taking one goal at the time. 

I just realized that I am typing this post in very same Starbucks, where I was getting ready for my interview 3 years ago. Funny, isn't it?

Challenge is what keeps us all moving forward. Apparently, I like challenges. When I decided to move to United States after graduating from college nobody could understand why. All my friends and family were trying to talk me out of it. It made no sense to them that I want to start my life from 0 in foreign country. That is true. But I knew that this is what I want. If I didn't try it, I would always wonder how great it could be. Fast forward four years, it is great. Now, I know it. Was I scared that time? Oh, I was. Did I doubt my ability to make this happen? Certainly. As they say: "If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try". I am little scared now. But I have few new projects coming up this year, and I know that stepping out of my comfort zone is step #1. It is like bungee jump. Once you are standing on the platform ready to jump, you should just do it. Chances are, you may not jump at all. Which is fine, you will just never feel beauty of the free fall. And rebound afterwards :-)

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving every day

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What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
-Ralph Marston

I am originally from Slovakia and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. How sad! Honestly, I wish there was such holiday in Europe, because there are just so many things to be thankful for. Now is the time when we reflect on all that we have and give thanks. But wouldn't it be awesome to feel gratitude for the simple things every day? It has been scientifically proven that consistently grateful people are happier, more energetic, more empathic, more spiritual, more forgiving and less materialistic. I was inspired by author Lori Bregman to practice living in gratitude and here is how I do it:

Think about five things about your home that you're thankful for.

Think about five things that you appreciate about your family.

Think about five things about your relationship with your loved one that you are thankful for.

Think about five things that you like about your career.

Think about yourself and give thanks for your body and your health, because "what you give yourself, you have for others". 

Happy & Strong Thanksgiving, 

And this is all I need to feel grateful every day <3

 
 

 

 

Vďakyvzdanie každý deň

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Na Slovensku Vďakyvzdanie neoslavujeme, čo je smutné. Úprimne si totiž myslím, že v Európe by sme niečo podobne oslavovať určite mali. Veď dôvodov môžeme nájsť každý deň mnoho. Práve teraz je ten sviatočný čas, zamýšľame nad tým, čo máme, čo sme nadobudli a za čo sa cítime vďační. Nebolo by to však úžasné cítiť vďačnosť a tešiť sa z maličkostí každý deň? Výskumy potrvrdili, že ľudia ktorí sú neustále vďační, majú energie na rozdávanie, sú šťastnejší, empatickí, citlivejší, viac odpúšťajú a sú taktiež menej materialisticky založení. Inšpirovaná mojou obľubenou autorkou Lori Bregman takto trénujem vďačnosť každý deň:

Spomeň si na päť vecí o svojom domove, za ktoré si vďačný

Spomeň si na päť vecí, ktoré si ceníš na svojej rodine

Spomeň si na vzťah s niekym koho máš rád a zamysli sa nad piatimi vecami, ktoré si na milovanej osobe vážiš

Spomeň si na päť vecí, ktorými ťa napĺňa tvoja práca a kariéra

Posledné, ale veľmi dôležité je byť vďačný za zdravie a myslieť na seba, pretože, to čo dávaš sebe, budeš mocť zdielať aj s ostatnými okolo. 

Šťastné vďakyvzdanie,

 

A toto je všetko, čo potrebujem k tomu aby som cítila vďačnosť každý deň <3