Now is the time to move into the season of embracing our new normal. For the foreseeable future, this is real. It is here. How are we going to deal with it?
We no longer have the luxury as leaders, as parents, as spouses, as employers and employees to sit around in the trauma and the chaos of what’s going on and making it our excuse to not get used to this new normal. Nobody wants to do it. Nobody asked for a complete turnaround from what we knew to be normal. However, the fact is that it is here, and it is not going to change anytime soon. So instead of sitting around, waiting for somebody to let you know it’s time to come out of the house and then you’ll start getting back on track with your goals, make the choice to rise up. Something is shifting in the atmosphere and the overcomers are rising up. The overcomers are ready.
Now is the time to create a new normal. It is no longer the time to be sitting in the sorrow and pain of what’s going on. Be aware. Do...
In basketball it means to keep one foot in place while holding the ball and moving the other foot one step in any direction. The purpose of a pivot is to gain a positional advantage.
Right now, as of March 16, 2020, the United States is pivoting. Everywhere you look online, we see teams big and small pivoting. Some are panicking like Ross on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. screaming "Pivot! Pivot!" while getting metaphorically stuck on a staircase with a couch wedged against the wall because they are giving in to fear and panic. Others are handling it much better.
First, we realize that right now we need to pivot. We might not be able to physically go into the spaces we normally do, but we can still show up and be present right where we are.
Realize that pivoting is an offensive position. That's what we as a country are doing right now....
What does it actually mean when you say YES to something?
Most people don’t think about the ramifications of their YES.
YES is a long game. When we say yes to something, we have to follow through on it even when we don’t feel like it. It usually ends up being weeks or months later that we have to walk through the completion of that yes and we don’t think about the responsibilities that will be involved.
Every time we say yes to something, we should be thinking about whether or not we have the capacity in our life to follow through with it. So let’s consider this…
If you say YES to being a leader, you are saying YES to working on your own issues and character even when it is uncomfortable. Why? Because people like to follow people that can lead themselves first. We typically don’t like following people that say one thing and do another. To be an effective leader, you must be able to lead yourself first. Your YES matters.
We need to face this! A...
We all bring some sort of value to the table, no matter where we are. When you don’t know that you have value to offer, you don’t use it intentionally. Let’s quickly dive in to 4 Kinds of Value that we all have to offer.
Value 1: Functional Value
This is the solution that you offer. It can be a product, a service, a skillset, a communication style, etc. Employees can bring functional value simply by speaking up to offer a solution when needed. Entrepreneurs need to know the functional value they offer for their clients. And in our every day lives, we add functional value simply through the talents and gifts that we share. Self-awareness can even be a functional value!
Value 2: Monetary Value
Okay you might be thinking, “I don’t own a business. I work my job, I’m a full time employee. I don’t have any monetary value.”
That’s not true. Monetary value is a trade off between other values and the cost paid. So if you are an employee,...
What you speak out loud, matters. You’ve got to practice telling yourself the right things BEFORE you get in the game. Because by the time you get to the game, it’s too late.
Some people call this practicing affirmations. We call it Truth Statements®. And it’s important for a reason: Truth Statements® help you build a strong mindset.
The number one person that we believe, is ourself! What we tell ourselves matters. It matters that you have a strong mindset based on truth and not lies and negativity. Many of us struggle with the lies and negative thoughts. Studies are crazy when we compare how often we think things that just aren’t true.
Here’s the lie: some people think you will just KNOW what to say in the moment without practicing and being prepared. They gather content and memes on social media and it just sits in their social media space but they don’t actually practice SPEAKING IT out loud for their own ears to hear. They think they...
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RAYMA Team, a division of Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Bismarck Award
Bismarck Award Program Honors the Achievement
BISMARCK October 15, 2019 -- RAYMA Team, a division of Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Bismarck Award in the Life Coach category by the Bismarck Award Program.
Each year, the Bismarck Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bismarck area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Bismarck Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the...
I’m a geek when it comes to planning. Twenty some years ago my nickname became "Big Nerd" because of my love for all things planners and colored pens. It's still true to this day! I love to dream and plan – not only for my own life, but also for my business. Anyone else with me?
Well, today on the show Raychel and I chat a bit about 2020 Goal Planning. You’ll discover how you can join us over the next 8 weeks to end 2019 with appreciation for all that you’ve become and carve a new path for success in 2020.
Click the links below to listen to Episode 33 on your favorite platform:
Also, before you go, I have a question for you:
What was your vision for 2019?
If you took the time to write it down, you most likely experienced the reality of that vision. Writing down your vision gives you a road map for your life. Ancient wisdom says that a man without a vision will perish.
So let me ask you a few...
By Raychel Perman
Resilient people bounce back from adversity. They are self-aware. They practice acceptance. They are OK with not having all the answers and they take care of themselves. They are flexible and don’t let adversity keep them down for long.
Enter cognitive restructuring. It’s one way you can develop more resilience.
A very useful technique that identifies inaccurate negative thoughts and then challenge and change them. It’s a practice derived from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and it helps you reduce depression, stress, anxiety, and cope with difficult events.
To put it simply, you need to think about what your thinking about. And change the tape if it’s not accurate. Let’s talk about 3 common negative and...
Let’s think of this episode as a coaching session between you and I. I’m going to share with you a set of questions that can help get a grip on your stress. But I need to you to make a deal with me, okay? I’m going to need you to carve out 10 minutes a day, every day this week, to get a grip on your stress by answering these questions. You can’t just think about them. You must answer them by putting pen to paper. Are you in? Let’s go…
Listen to the full episode on your favorite podcast platform:
by, Raychel Perman
On Saturday September 21, 2019, Mandy B. Anderson ran her first 1/2 marathon. A local TV station ran an amazing feature of her story. Her story of overcoming health challenges, fighting for her life in 2012, and learning how to run while living with the life-threatening disease of Cystic Fibrosis will inspire and motivate you to ask yourself, "What am I doing with my one and only life?"
with love & moxie,
Video courtesy of KFYR TV