Mastery vs Mediocrity

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Good morning Living Goddesses,

As you know I love to share, so I thought I would share this piece again written by Stewart Emery. It is one of my all time favorites, which I heard for the first time back in 1991. His words resonated with me then and still do today. So, so true…

Mastery in our careers (and in our lives) requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field and a commitment to that excellence. If you’re willing to commit yourself to excellence, to surround yourself with things that represent this excellence, your life will change.

It’s remarkable how much mediocrity we live with, surrounding ourselves with daily reminders that average is somehow acceptable. In fact, our world suffers from terminal normality. Take a moment to assess all the things around you that promote you being “average.” These are the things that prevent you from going beyond the limits that you have randomly set for yourself.

The first step to mastery is the removal of everything in your environment that represents mediocrity, and one way to attain that objective is to surround yourself with people who ask more of you than you would ordinarily give of yourself.

Didn’t your parents and some of your best teachers and coaches do exactly that? Another step on the path to mastery is the removal of resentment toward the masters. Develop compassion for yourself so that you can be in the presence of a master and grow from the experience. Rather than comparing yourself to (and resenting) people who have mastery, remain open and receptive. Let the experience be like the planting of a seed within you that, with nourishment, will grow into your own individual mastery.

You see, we are all-ordinary. But rather than condemning one’s self for their “ordinariness,” a master will embrace that ordinariness as a foundation for building the extraordinary. Rather than relying on their ordinariness as an excuse for inactivity, they will use it instead as a vehicle for correcting themselves. Its necessary to be able to correct yourself without invalidating or condemning yourself and others ­ It is best to use the results of the correction process to improve upon other aspects of your life.

Correction is essential to power and mastery.

Mastery by Stewart Emery

 

What is your Purpose Pitch?

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Have you ever wondered what makes a great Pitch? 

It’s PURPOSE!

A Purpose Pitch is created out of a passionate, creative, soul-stirring script that you share when someone asks that ever-present question… “So… what do you do”?

As many of you know I am a raving CONTEXT QUEEN, because I believe that context is the most important step in getting clear about your Life Purpose. I can’t stress this enough, because without it nothing really fits, whatever you are working on or forming must have a crystal clear CONTEXT that can confidently support whoever you want to be or whatever you choose to create.

But it can’t be like the old style elevator pitch… No Way! (boring/phony) Today your pitch has to be alive with the very essence of who you are.

It literally has to be born from your Spirit!

We now know that fully understanding your own story can build an effective personal brand, because it highlights your strengths and value as an emerging influencer.

Your ability to Dream, Create, Feel and Live your vision lives or dies on having an authentic Purpose Pitch that inspires people to think differently.

Here is my Purpose Pitch….. I love helping people connect to the value of their own STORY; their brand, their purpose.

Because that’s what I do best. I also love to partner up with people who practice adding value… through demonsrating trust and cordial collaboration.

Here is my personal formula –

My gift is… I see the Truth

What I love to do is… Conceptualize ideas spontaneously and effectively to reveal that truth, through a process of pattern recognition and trend forecasting. 

And what I am here to correct and transform in world is… Mediocrity, Mendacity and Misogyny  

It’s pretty simple I know, but that’s my Mission for sure… just let me do that and I am indeed one happy bunny. And sure, it does take a bit of discipline to arrive at that level of clarity, because it’s all about your habits, your daily practices and where you place your attention that counts – these are the things that affect how successful you are at meeting your Life Purpose.

If you set goals and then continue wasting your time on stuff that doesn’t matter and not moving your life forward… your dreams simply cannot come true. You need to birth them and that takes regular work on yourself, along with commitment and real dedication to your vocation.

Living Attributes Typology – encourages you to stay on purpose and create some new habits that will help you get to where you want to go in your life.

Unite Your Light WOMEN – at each community event, we focus on a particular “word and its meaning” and we always have a 2 min Purpose Pitch segment to participate in, along with the valuable face-to-face connecting with other like-minded women.

This is a great way of seeing if your Purpose Pitch connects with people. You begin to see what works and what doesn’t work, while still being in a safe and supportive environment.

But that’s not the only reason I want to enroll you in this amazing community. I am encouraging you to be part of my story, because our world needs amazing solutions in so many areas — economic, social, and environmental and that’s only a few.

It’s been my experience that I learn more about who I am and what I have to offer when I am in community. And have witnessed the same in so many other women. The simple act of sharing your authentic self with others builds trust, clarity, and unity around your life purpose.

Unite Your Light WOMEN – is a wonderful way for women to form valuable community connections… Somewhere to join with other women to be supported, celebrated, valued and empowered.

If you would like to know more about joining us… 

CONTACT ME TODAY

TEL: 040 330 9696

elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

Elizabeth Ellames

Creator of Living Attributes and founder of Unite Your Light WOMEN 

 

Angel Ray Gabriel

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I AM Gabriel the clear cyan light that brings to you the gift of appreciation & unity. Be grateful dear one, for there is always more to come. A humble heart is innocent and open. Accept your path with gratitude, for in this act of gratitude stillness is born. And from your stillness a connection to all that is, will undyingly be known.

A unity beyond a pair, A unity divinely rare.

The STAR

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The Star archetype is always ready to shine. She expands her sphere of influence by making quality connections. Her gift is humble but strong.    

Her call is this – ‘UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL’

The Butterfly

THE BUTTERFLY

The Butterfly enters our life as a messenger for change.                                     If she comes to us hurt or ill, Butterfly asks us to stop keeping our joy at bay. You may need to take some time to be alone with yourself and listen to Butterfly’s gentle requests. From this renewed space within, allow the natural transformation of things in your life to unfold.

 

The Deer

THE DEER

The Deer Archetype is a keen observer, able to see well in low lighting and its sensitive hearing allows it to perceive a twig snap in the distance. Deer is a messenger of serenity, can see between shadows and hear what isn’t being said. Deer teaches us to maintain our graciousness and gentleness so we can share our open-heartedness with others.

CONTACT ME TODAY
Tel: 040 330 9696
elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au