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Rise Up! Newsletter

October 2012

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Quote of the Month:

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."

~Richard Bach

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Message From Bobbie:

I am often asked, “Why choose Transformation? Couldn’t I just learn to roll with the punches and adapt to change?’”

I know it sounds scary and life changing. Problem-solving skills are easier and often exactly what we need to move ahead.

Do we really want Transformation?

The short answer is this: Our true power does not come from mastering problem solving skills. Instead, it comes from working through a lifetime of issues, embracing a new vision of ourselves, breaking free of limiting patterns and redefining the scope of our lives.

Here’s a story that might inspire you to choose Transformation:

Featured Journal Entry:

Victories!

Stephanie was a Rise Up! client who was feeling distraught, confused and guilty for crimes uncommitted.

As the business manager for her husband’s successful investment-management business, she had settled into some comfortable patterns and incorrect definitions of herself and her life.

“He’s the brains and the analyst. I offer exceptional help, but only as a support player with the clients,” she thought. “Without him, I’m nothing!” She never said it aloud; but she always believed it.

Efficient and compassionate, Stephanie satisfied everyone’s needs with grace, care and humor.

The supposed smart and successful husband however, turned out to be a fraud. When a client asked for his investment money back, it wasn’t there. The scam unraveled fast.

Life for Stephanie became hell. She lost virtually everything she had worked so hard for over twenty-five years.

Worst of all, she lost herself.

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Featured Exercise:

Small personal victories that have brought joy and satisfaction to ourselves and others are the building blocks for being our best and biggest selves. This exercise will help you keep in touch with those victories and use them as fuel for your next challenge/opportunity for Transformation.

  1. Create a BRAG BOX! If you like art projects then literally create a treasure chest. If not, then buy one, or create a folder on your computer.
  2. In this Box place emails, cards, letters, old report cards, love letters and any other items that at one time or another said, “Thank You,” “I love you,” “You’re a great sister/friend/co-worker,” “An inspiration.”
  3. Now add messages to yourself! Remind yourself of things you’ve done that you are proud of, that helped others, or spread joy and love in your family or community. Thank yourself too.
  4. It may seem hard at first, sometimes we are uncomfortable with our own acclimation, and sometimes we don’t feel we deserve the praise. But it will soon become a source of gratification and strength and a reminder of our innate ability to create joy and success in the world.
  5. From time to time, add items to the box and re-read items in the box. This will serve as a reminder that you are bigger than today’s problem or disappointment and that you already have in you the ability to transform change into opportunity.

About Bobbie

In 2011, on a beautiful ranch in Santa Ynez, California, Bobbie created her “Rise Up!” movement as a means of empowering women to create the lives, relationships and careers that they were meant to have. It was named after Bobbie’s ability to find possibility and opportunity in the midst of change and even crisis. Through one-on-one sessions and group workshops that she has done since 2008 Bobbie has helped participants reach their own epiphanies. Read more...

 

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