Dear <<First Name>>:
Some of us are experiencing deep frustration and despair right now. Others are enjoying riding the waves of new opportunity and unlimited possibility. And most of us—feeling ever so hopeful about what’s to come—are dancing with both.
A long-time client
, Julie, is really struggling. At the end of 2012, she left a high-paying, high-stress corporate training position, cashed out her 401K to fund a new business venture, and due to sluggish sales and poor timing, she is facing a possible home foreclosure. And over the past few months, she’s also never felt more alive, more hopeful about her future and more excited about the possibilities she envisions down the road. Sound crazy?
Julie, along with millions of other Americans, is experiencing what is called polarity. And, they’re asking, “How is it possible to live with these extremes?” The concept of living with polarity is not new (from as far back as we can remember, we’ve been fascinated with the balance between light and dark, birth and death, love and hatred—polarity is everywhere).
Debra Wilton Kennedy with Polarity Pathways
believes the polarity path—creating consciously from wholeness—is the key to unleashing enormous untapped potential. If we are able to hold opposite feelings and experiences: frustrations—that are very real—and our highest aspirations, we open ourselves up to a vast unknown of possibility. What I like to call, the great wide open (read more
I encourage you to pause and be open to the unwrapped gifts you might be ignoring. Pull up two chairs and invite the extremes you’re experiencing to tea! What would they share? As you consider this theory, you might ask yourself:
- What are the current polarities in my life/career/relationships?
- Which end of the spectrum do I tend to gravitate towards (continuously hopeful/optimistic or chronically negative and discouraging)?
- Am I comfortable holding these extremes in the same space or do I want them at opposite ends of the building?!
- If I were to describe this dance (of extremes) would it be a Texas two-step, a foxtrot, the jitterbug, a waltz or Michael Jackson’s Thriller?
- What opportunities might come forth from “being” with both extremes (i.e. shifts, new perspectives, ideas, etc.)?
As you examine areas of your life where polarities exist, consider what brilliant breakthroughs might be awaiting you if you’re willing to not just live with, but embrace these extremes. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you come into balance around this theme on Renee’s life balance blog or on Facebook Live Inside Out community page. (We’d also love for you to “Like” our Career Strategists Facebook page
Warmly, Renee and Career Strategists Senior Coaches: Angela, Sarina and Debbie email@example.com /512-459-6700
P.S. The Career Strategists coaching team—a boutique coaching firm based in Austin and serving clients worldwide via personal sessions, phone, Skype—has been supporting clients around the globe since 1999. We are incredibly grateful to do the work we do and find tremendous joy and satisfaction in knowing we have helped thousands of men/women find their calling and experience enhanced job satisfaction. Read some of our past newsletters here
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