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John Kalinowski

life coach nyc, life coaching new york

Your mind is moving like a freight train.
You've been taught to believe that
more thoughts equal more answers.

The beauty is that the answers
are usually right in front of you.
But they are only visible in stillness.

Stop: Breathe...
Find the stillness behind the thoughts,
and watch the answers bubble up.

"I see," said the blind man.

Love,
Yourself

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Somebody's Mad... Again

John Kalinowski

Photo by  Andre Hunter  on  Unsplash

How often do you run into the same problem?

Being in a job that expects too much.
Being in a relationship that gives too little.

Hiding doesn't solve it.
Neither does a temper tantrum.

It all goes back to the set-up.
What were the rules of engagement?
Maybe it's time for a do-over.

Love,
Yourself

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Don't Go Nuts

John Kalinowski

Photo by: Daniel Schreurs / Unsplash.com

Photo by: Daniel Schreurs / Unsplash.com

As much as we would like life to fit into a tidy little box,

it can't, because life is a big messy affair.

It's like a life-long game of spill the pistachios, clean up the pistachios,

spill the pistachios, clean up the pistachios.

The beauty of life is that each time you clean up your mess,

you get a little clearer about who you are, what you want,

and how to make it happen.

Life's a journey. Pack some nuts.

Love,
Yourself

P.S. Remember when pistachios used to be red??

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The Show-Up Factor

John Kalinowski

life coach, life coach nyc, leadership coach, mindset coach, you are enough

Remember that time you had an idea about something you sort of wanted,

then sort of went after it, only to really not get it?

The Show-Up Factor is when you connect your heart to your goal

and completely participate in an experience.

Where can you apply the Show-Up Factor this week?

Make it count!

Love,

Yourself

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Life in Layers

John Kalinowski

life coach, nyc, executive leadership coach, enoughness, personal development

As we wrap up another year and set our sights on the next, I have been reflecting on what it is all for. The work I do with clients is often about getting unstuck, which involves opening up one layer at a time. I feel the same way about the work I do with myself. Sometimes I think of it like peeling back an onion. With each layer of the onion that I peel back, there is an opportunity to grow. Sometimes I get cocky and think, “But I’ve already read those books and asked those questions?! I’m grown!” Yeah, right. Wouldn’t that be nice.

The learning journey doesn’t end just because we have reached a certain age or attained more or less tolerance for bullshit than we had ten years ago. The learning continues. It’s on-going. There will always be another layer to peel back and work on. There will always be another opportunity to grow. If we feel like we have plateaued or are stuck in one or more areas of our lives, then there is inevitably an internal mindset shift waiting to happen.

The key to life is openness. Like the onion, life is an endless journey of opening oneself. And the best way to do that is through connection, first with ourselves, then with others. Connection is one of the primary vehicles for growth. Whether it’s the people in our lives who are supportive, or the ones who annoy the hell out of us, every relationship is a learning lab, and the lessons learned are all geared toward making us more loving individuals.

As long as we keep coaching ourselves with questions like, “what can I learn from this experience?” “what is my opportunity to grow?” and “how is this happening FOR me instead of to me?” we will continue to find answers that propel us forward. Those answers may surprise us, they might inspire us, or they may be painful. But that’s the journey… there will always be another layer to peel back. There will always be more love, openness, and personal fulfillment to be had.

The internal journey is what it is all for. The external is just a reflection.

Wishing you a fulfilling 2019! #redpill

xJohn