Coaching Kitchen #117 Tuning in for Life’s Next Lessons

An email came my way a few weeks back, and my intuition told me to pay attention. It was sent by a coach friend of mine, who is always tuned in to great “stuff,” so I read it to see what she was up to. Molly was inviting me to a half-day workshop for personal growth.

The timing felt right, the teacher/coach felt right, and the material felt right. Being a believer in the importance of paying attention to what comes my way and to the feeling of energy that surrounds it, I signed up.

That was a brilliant move on my part. The workshop was held yesterday, and it was well worth the investment. I had been feeling on the “verge” of some changes, but I think this will be bigger than what I was anticipating.

As I was sitting with this engaged group of like-minded people, it occurred to me that this material and tools had the potential to change my life. I’ve had some opportunities for professional skills building lately, but this material will impact me at the very core level of my being • if I allow it.

That is the key. Allowing the learning to resonate and impact • embracing the work and letting it sink in at a very deep level.

We all have next steps to take for ourselves, both personally and professionally. Often, the personal shifts and growth move us to professional shifts and growth. And, being open to the potential of the learning and understanding opens us to much greater possibility.

In the next months, I will be reporting on my journey, as well as other occurrences. Know that there are opportunities knocking at your door on a regular basis, which may take some tuning in and allowing to resonate with you.

I had a “killer” cranberry muffin while at Molly’s workshop. Although I don’t have that recipe to share with you, I am including one here for Cranberry Bread, from my sister, Jeanne. Now that the mornings have been cooler here lately, my taste buds are perking up for fall tastes • like cranberries.

Jeanne’s Cranberry Bread

2 cups flour
1 • teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar (can be reduced a little)
Mix these three ingredients, then add:

1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted in 2 tablespoons of hot water
• cup orange juice
Stir to mix.

• cup of chopped nuts (or more), I prefer walnuts or pecans
1 cup fresh cranberries
Grated rind from one orange (try to get only the orange part of the rind, not all the white part below it.

Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour in the batter and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
Coaching Inquiries: Do you make an effort to be conscious to the opportunities that come your way? Do you look for reasons to embrace next steps for yourself, or is it more likely for you to lean toward the status quo? If you•re feeling ready to take some steps forward, have you been paying attention to the possibilities knocking at your door?

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