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The Three Default Modes

Kimberism: “He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.” Isaiah 40:28-29 When we’re being stretched beyond what feels like our limit, we often fluctuate between three default modes I define as; the inclination to lie down in the middle of the intersection of life and cry, or get mad, throw a tantrum and blame someone else, or finally the ability to exercise faith concerning what cannot be seen with natural sight. Let me confess upfront that there are times when I have laid down in the middle of my particular intersection of pain and donned the ugly face, thrown a few fits and stomped my way through my circumstances. To be honest, I have often felt my life was the inconsistent wobbling of a yoyo, but truth be told, I have recoiled time and time again into the safety and surety of an enduring love that has never dropped, or failed me. Faith can’t be measurement according to perfection, for perfection implies works and nullifies faith. However, every seasoned athlete knows the importance of running for distance, rather than merely a sprint.  Are you measuring your life according to perfection, or endurance and growth over the long haul? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

Gratitude Helps Alter Attitude and Altitude

Kimberism: Gratitude alters attitude and altitude The closest I’ve ever felt to homelessness is in this transition of moving out of our current rental in Los Angeles to a nearby area where we haven’t yet found a place. I realize this doesn’t compare to actual homelessness knowing we have friends, family or a hotel to rely on in the interim. However, like most people, I don’t care for the unknown. The unknown is the place of limbo, circling the runway indefinitely without knowledge of an approaching takeoff. However distasteful the unknown is to me, I understand that it is territory that we need to become increasingly comfortable with. The unknown is where we learn to truly exercise faith, and not merely lip service.  From the unknown vision emerges, vision takes flight and new things are birthed as we push through the darkness into the hope of what lies ahead. When I feel as if my life is closing in on me, I take the coaching advice I offer clients.
  • I zoom out to gain a bigger perspective.
  • I try to remember other times that were difficult and yet were met with ample faithfulness and provision.
  • I challenge my inability to see or perceive through imagining the possibilities in my circumstance and by exercising gratitude.
  • I lean into the strength of the Upstairs Team.
Gratitude helps to alter my attitude and ultimately my altitude. How are you practicing gratitude in the midst of your current trials? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

Are You Storing Up Counterfeits?

Kimberism: “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein It’s amazing how a slight tweak in perspective renders something less valuable than it may have once seemed. A shiny trinket that once seemed the prize quickly looses its charm when faced with a new definition of value. This year has been a significant year alignment. Like many I know I have been in the process of reevaluating the contents of my life. In the process I have discovered things within reach I thought I wanted suddenly lost their value and seemed to be merely fools gold. Although life and death situations give us a clear glimpse into what is truly valuable and important, subtle shifts can offer the same change in perspective. Ask a discontented millionaire if the value he holds lies in his wealth, or loved ones and you will most certainly understand one shift in perspective and the challenge for alignment. Now in the midst of packing up boxes to make our move to Pasadena, I am faced with the constant choice of keeping or letting go. Moving provides a great opportunity to purge and reevaluate substance. What are you holding onto that you need to let go of?  Have you been clinging to a counterfeit yet know its time to make room for what is real and holds true value? Take a moment and determine what you may be tolerating in your life and what needs to go. Determine what is of enduring value and what are counterfeits? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

“Different” Can Be a Plus!

Kimberism: Allow your weaknesses to make room for other’s strengths. Do you ever feel like half the population doesn’t get you? It’s probably because they don’t! For those that don’t possess your predominate tendencies you may appear different and even odd, but to those who do possess the same unique attributes, you will appear normal and even insightful!! The things is we need all kinds, trail blazers and peacemakers alike. We need the exacting, detail of the meticulous, as well as the decisive, risk taking mode of adventurers. We need each other. The day of the lone ranger is over. We need to have a team of those who help release us, as well as those that help balance us.  When we feel the angst of being in a holding pattern, we need the refreshment of others who are airborne. When flying laps around our circumstances we might need someone with a nurturing calm to help us land again. Instead of looking at those who are different and not relating, try discerning the strengths each of you offer the other. © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

Are You Coloring Your World?

Kimberism: Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. May Sarton The topic of gardening seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life, since it provides a vivid illustration of seasonal change. As much as most of us would like to bypass the long, cold days of winter when everything seems dead and lost, my friend Katie cherishes an annual highlight. During the depth of February when the days are short and the nights long, the earth frozen with no promise of springtime, her seed catalogs suddenly arrive. She and her husband Kelly snuggle underneath a warm blanket, flipping through the pages, imagining, planning and dreaming of their summertime garden. How many of us are in a season when there seems to be no evidence of a blooming garden? If we hold on the season will shift and new growth with pop through the seemingly barren ground? One thing I have found to be helpful when I can’t see the tangible results I desire is to imagine and decorate my life. When I am moving into a new house I always mentally decorate the house before I take possession. In the same way before I occupy new territory in my life Katie and I find coloring our world opens up new possibilities. If you are in an in-between season and haven’t yet seen the manifestations of your vision try:
  • to imagine what it will feel like when the new things you imagine come onto the scene
  •  imagine the colors, the smells, who you are with and even what you will be wearing when your dreams manifest
  • bring your vision into the present through collaging and journaling
Every vision begins as a seedling in the imagination. It will only grow if watered and well nurtured. No plan is accomplished without first having been an entertained thought. How are you coloring your world? © Copyright 2011 Moxie Me Institute, BE U LLC. All Rights Reserved WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? To publish this article in your ezine or website please include the following blurb: Kimber Britner is president of Moxie Me Institute, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me Institute helps heart-led women bring their greatness to the world by connecting them to their passion, purpose, and inspired vision. Join us to rev up your moxie and bliss! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxieme www.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com

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