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Watch Out! The Giants Are Coming!

Kimberism: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom Many people are familiar with the story of the courageous Joshua and Caleb who despite the cowardice of their fellow Israelites bravely perceived the giants of their day as their food.  Are there giants looming on the horizon tempting you to hunker down and hide, rather than inspiring an afternoon snack? Most of us are facing some sort of giant in our life, be it finances, job transition, health, relationship struggles, or other issues. We can allow the reporting of the news, our families, neighbors or even society intimidate us, or we can display the faith and courage it takes to overcome our giants and enter into our “Promised Land.” Below are a few powerful tactics when countering your giants~

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Emptiness Preempts Fullness

Kimberism: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie After a long year of transitioning from a life where everything was comfortable, the house, the work and the community of long time friendships, into the transition of starting over in all arenas, I became increasingly aware of an interesting dynamic. When life feels seemingly empty there is plenty of room for vast possibilities. Seasons of barrenness are in fact what preempt growth and fullness. In the book Transformissional Coaching by Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl they describe the process of change as: Stage 1: Stability-where life is working fine to…. Stage 2: Discontinuity-when the old way is working less well, to… Stage 3:-Disembedding-when we feel the current system is unsupportable, to… Stage 4: Transition-when we haven’t yet left the old or quite entered the new, to… Stage 5: Reformation-when we decide to go for it in the new world. Upon moving to our new home where the back yard was totally bare, I began having visions of what could be. I saw trellises of flowers climbing up the back fence, and lavish flowers cascading throughout the yard. Suddenly the barrenness of the back yard wasn’t so daunting. I understood that rather than contriving to manufacture and fill the void in certain areas of my life, I could allow room for new growth and vision to emerge organically. If you are in a season of transition where you’re life appears to be gapping with emptiness, look past the physical into the creative realm where all possibility exists. Open yourself up for a paradigm shift where new things will emerge. Let your barrenness make way for growth that ultimately will fill and reform your place of emptiness. © 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

Simple Love

Kimberism: If you think you must do a song and a dance for love maybe you’ve missed love altogether. In this world we are trained to think that if we want something including love, we had better earn it ourselves. Because we’re prone to think that if we work hard we’ll get what we deserve, such as pay, we take this mindset into all other areas. It seems like a normal assumption. Yet, love doesn’t demand that we do backflips and somersaults in an attempt to earn approval. Love isn’t based on performance. Its a gift. If we think we earn love and acceptance by doing everything we’re told, dotting all our I’s and crossing all our T’s, it eliminates personal trust completely. We might as well have a contract! With real love there are no contracts. We might think there are big risks, but there is one exception. With God, love is simply a promise–and its God’s promise –we can’t break it. The fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting Him, and simply embracing him and what he does. When something is so big that we can’t do it, we trust him to do it, and that trusting-him–to-do-it is what moves us out of striving and into faith, so we can rest in his love. Love is a free gift, no performing to earn it. It seems so simple, but how often we end of working harder and peddling faster to earn what we already possess. Are you working hard to prove yourself, striving to earn love? Step back and notice that you are already loved without doing a thing. © 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

The Present Is Where Delight Lives

Kimberism: Have you noticed that the you in the present is much better company than the you still in the past? Having been invited to attend an acting class after being away from the craft for years, I was amazed that much of what I had always enjoyed about acting was the fact that it drew me out of my head and into the present moment. Although I moved away from acting this theme continued to be consistent in my life. Not only do I work to stay in the present, but now I coach clients to do the same. Another tool I have used since I was twelve years old is the tool of writing. Journalling is a significant tool to bring one front and center with the present instead of trolling in the past. Poetry is a fun aspect of writing that I use to release creativity and stay in the now. Give it a try. Try writing what comes to mind without judging, or censoring. Put your words down on paper and see if you don’t find yourself in the present. Here is an example of a poem I wrote. Delight-Led Soaking you up like a thirsty paper towel Blank page longing to be filled Colliding with heaven’s delight Falling off the edge, falling into love Total surrender into seeming nothingness, only its complete spaciousness You don’t box me in with your brand of freedom, wide open and tall So new, so unknown that I search for my old walls But you invite me into expansion, to unimaginable love Unmeasurable depths, untamable, unstoppable, unyielding Uncomprehendable love © 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

The Power of Elementary Things

Kimberism: Simple acts of kindness hold great power. Although kindness can appear unimpressive it carries an influence that will far surpass position, prestige, or wealth. Recently when driving by an elementary school I was overcome with a sense of God’s presence. I was a little baffled that I would feel this so strongly since I have never had the desire to be an elementary school teacher. However I probed a little deeper and sensed that the message I was getting was about “elementary things.” It isn’t complicated. From my vantage point loving and accepting people and helping people accept themselves is one of the most elementary things. Through the many roles I occupy I am frequently reminded of the basic desire we all have for genuine acceptance, belonging and kindness. Although love and kindness are elementary they are far from ordinary, simple, but impactful. I myself remember feeling swallowed up by life and a few simple, but poignant acts of kindness helped to bring balance to my world over the years.
  • How are you incorporating the elementary things in your life and business?
  • How are you seeing people as the gold, rather than the means to a current outcome you desire?
  • How can your elementary acts of kindness make a difference in the lives of those around you?
Don’t over look the power of elementary things.

© 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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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, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach and Innovation Expert. Moxie Me helps heart-led women become 'POSSIBILLIONAIRES', so they can 'live beyond limitations into the wealth of possibilities.' We help women get untamed, connect to their passion, purpose, inspired vision and heart. Join us to rev up your moxie! www.moxieme.com email:kimber@moxieme.com www.facebook.com/moxiemewww.twitter.com/moxiemecoaching www.linkedin.com