October 11th Journey to Self: Being Proactive in your life

This was a FANTASTIC show, my thanks again to my guest Lillian Brummet. Today we talked about being proactive in your life. Due to technical difficulties we did the show on a conference line.

Stephen Covey wrote in his book 7 Habits for Highly Effective People:

“It means more than merely taking initiative. It means that as human beings we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate our feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.”

As we strive to be proactive vs. reactive in our own lives, we are making the choice of what we want and taking action to get to in.

Proactive versus reactive means making things happen in your life instead of letting them happen to you.

A big thank you to all the listeners that joined us on the conference line and Katherine Reschke and Sheila Finklestein for being my back up and helping me get the show recorded!

Here are some tips to move you towards being proactive:

  • Get to know your inner power. A strong belief that you have the power to create and be proactive in your world is the very foundation being able to be proactive.
  • Make the conscious choice to be proactive.
  • Monitor your thoughts and self-talk, the language that you use is so important in helping to align your desire, thoughts, and actions.
  • Know that even the littlest action can yield results. One person can make a difference (there are some great examples in the show)
  • Choose proactive responses instead of reactive responses to situations in your life

Links Mentioned in the show:

Life By Design

Lillian and Dave Brummet’s Main Site

Lillian’s My Space Page

Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show
(every Tuesday and soon to start Thursdays too at 10am pst / 12pm cst)

*** The book from Allison Bechdel, that I mentioned in the show is “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic“***

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead US anthropologist & popularizer of anthropology (1901 – 1978)

Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.


One Response

  1. Fabulous show Tonya, really enjoyed it.

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