Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 1/5/2009


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for the Month of January 2009

Who do you want to BE in 2009

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January 5, 2009 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

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

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quotes for January
What People Are Saying
January Specials!
Recommended Book
Carole's Blog
Become Carole's Friend
Watch Carole on YouTube
Wise Women Circle
Contact Carole

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Who Do You Want to Be
in 2009?

MMC January 2009
Great change is in the air. It’s not hard to see that there is something big brewing. Soon we will be gifted with a new year and a new president. Hope abounds.

I personally feel a change coming on as well. As I start public speaking again*, I have a sense that how I show up and what I have to offer is going to look different than it did a year ago. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I am certain that it’s going to be a fun and fulfilling ride.

In past years, I often focused my first newsletter of the year on evaluating the accomplishments of the previous year and then I’d offer some questions to ponder to help you create goals for the year to come. Today, I feel inspired to take you in a different direction.

Instead of asking you what you want to do in the new year my question to you is “who do you want to Be in 2009?”

Our culture has become obsessed with material success (and look where it has gotten us). In doing so, we’ve completely missed the point of what really matters. With the melt down of so many of our institutions we’ve been granted an opportunity to take a quick course on what really counts.

Lately I have been talking a lot about an insight that I had months ago that knocked me off my chair. What if your “life purpose” is simply to be joyful? Imagine the freedom you’d feel in knowing that the pressure is off and your “job” is simply to be happy?! What an amazing idea! In other words, what if reaching your potential had little to do with what you “do” and everything to do with Who You Are?

By focusing your efforts on being joyous (which I believe is your natural state anyway) you’d indeed achieve great things, but without so much of the suffering you’ve become accustomed to. Actions would be inspired from your heart rather than motivated by guilt or fear. Ironically, the outcome in turn, would be more joy.

So thinking about the fresh slate before you – who would you like to BE in 2009? My personal theme for the New Year is “Joyful all the Time in 2009” (what can I say…I like things that rhyme. Last year’s theme was “Meditate in 2008”).

I dare you to throw out your endless lists and goals and to pick an attribute or two that you’d like to “embody” in the next 12 months. Now, imagine what you and your life will look and feel like as you embrace and become that attribute. Feel the power of consciously choosing who you are, how you show up in the world and in turn offering the gift that is YOU (and what an amazing gift you are!).

Please take a moment and tell me who you want to Be in 2009. I promise to hold the space for you to fulfill that intention. I have a hunch that 2009 could be your best year ever!

Have an empowering month!

* I invite you to join me at the Chicks Who Click Conference in Boulder, Colorado on January 10th where I will be the keynote speaker.

Quotes for January

For the week of January 5th:

"And now let us welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been."
-- Rainer Maria Rilke

Question: What wonderful and amazing things would you like to attract into your life in 2009? Who do you need to BE to be in alignment with those goals and intentions?

Affirmation: "Who I want to BE in 2009 is up to me. As I express my Authenticity everything falls into place perfectly!"

For the week of January 12th:

"Your life is like a lamp that was destined to be placed on a high stand so that the world around you can see it shining."
-- Matthew 5:15

Question: What can you do this week so that you are living a life that truly shines?

Affirmation: "I am blessed with a new beginning to create a life of passion, purpose, and peace. As I embrace my dreams, I allow the light within me to shine brightly!"

For the week of January 19th:

Quote: "The ark was built by amateurs, and the Titanic by the experts. Don't wait for the experts."
-- Murray Cohen

Question: Are you holding back from trying something new? Why not do something different this week? Who knows what might happen?!

Affirmation: “It feels great to get out of my comfort zone and to try something new! From here, anything is possible!”

For the week of January 26th:

Quote: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would astound ourselves.”
-- Thomas Edison

Question: Take a moment to think about what you are capable of achieving. Are you stepping up to the plate or hiding behind the bleachers?

Affirmation: “I find a new sense of energy and enthusiasm as I willingly step into my potential. I realize that if it is to be—it’s up to me!”

Copyright 2008, Carole L. Billingham, MCC All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Carole

"Carole is the lens in your 35mm life. She is persistent, supportive and completely devoted to helping you focus and clarify your life’s goals. She will change your life in the process." "
-- Charmaine Weis

"Carole has helped me to see more clearly what I want and need from my business. She showed me how to take care of myself and when to take a step back and when to move forward, so I don't get bogged down with the daily grind."
-- Lizzy Scully

"Carole's instruction in visualizing my ideal work environment, has helped me land the perfect job. "
-- Beth Woods

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January Specials!

Now Available! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

That's right! You can now get my 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format! It's perfect for downloading and listening to whenever life's struggles take you off course.

Order the MP3 version of this audio book now for only $14.99!

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Begin today to live a happier, healthier life that is a true expression of Who You Really Are!

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NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Why Is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism
by Deepak Chopra (Author)

Why is God Laughing?: The Path of Joy and Spiritual Optimism is full of laughs and great humor with meaning and direction. The character story for the first part of the book is interesting, but it is really the story that shows you the path of joy and optimism in clear understandable language that shines. In good times or bad this is wonderful to read!

Use this Link Why Is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism to view or purchase this book now.

See a list of Carole's other recommended books

Read Carole's Blog

Find new articles and words of wisdom from Carole each week on her Blog page.

Click HERE to read Carole's newest featured writings.

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Become Carole's Friend

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Watch Carole on YouTube

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Carole's Wise Women Circle

“If nonviolence is the law of our being,
the future is with the women.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

Are you ready to change the future? New classes starting soon!

Click HERE to learn more about the next Coaching Circle then get on the list by sending an email to:

"I am so glad to have participated in the group. It was a great support for me and a source of empowerment, clarity, and connection to the wise woman within!"
-- S. Mariner

"Being a part of Carole's Women's Coaching Circle showed me that I wasn't out there by myself; other women had similar issues and questions. We explored those questions together and I found that our collective wisdom and experience gave me insight into finding the answers."
-- S. Holmberg

"I really enjoyed the tele-gathering and sharing different perspectives."
-- M. Hough

Contact Carole

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

Inspires spirited businesspeople to live with Power, 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 © 2008 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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