Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 7/31/2006


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for July 31, 2006

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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

July 31, 2006 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
NEW! Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
August Specials!
NEW! Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


What if our first impressions of people aren’t always right? 


A few weeks ago while at a party, I met a woman with whom I was immediately uncomfortable. After just moments of speaking with her, I could feel my energy shift to a place of protection and defensiveness. Within seconds,
I had made a negative assessment of her subjectively based on an interaction that lasted less than two minutes.


Several weeks later I found myself in the company of this woman again. At first, I felt obliged to hold on to my first not-so-positive impression of her. But as I dropped my guard and opened up my heart, I realized that I was wrong. She clearly was not the person I had made her out to be. She was a lovely woman whose company I truly enjoyed.


This got me thinking.  What if our first impressions of people aren’t always right?  What might happen if we released our need to form quick judgments of people and replaced them with an open heart and open mind?  I thought, what might happen if the whole planet did this? 


When I think of the troubles in our world caused by our need to categorize and judge others, I realize that each and every one of us has a great opportunity to create positive change. I’m willing to do my part, are you willing to do yours?


I dare you to catch yourself this week when you are about to make a judgment about another person and I challenge you to stop, take a deep breath and ask Spirit to show you the essence of the true being that is before you. In that moment, open your heart and send the both of you love and blessings. Notice what happens.  Not only will you likely feel a sense of inner peace, but you may just be overcome with love and connection and isn’t that what we are all craving?


Have a Loving week! 


Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
- Indira Gandhi


Question:  What is having a clenched fist (or heart) costing you? What might happen if you loosened your grip just a bit?


Affirmation:   "As I soften my heart, I feel at peace and at ease. I am enjoying deeper and more satisfying connections with others and myself!"

Copyright 2006, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Gift From The Sea (paperback)
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires high achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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