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Make Time for Better Energy

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Make Time for Better Energy

May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the people you love.
— Irish Saying

Last week we talked about using your time more productively.

This week I thought we would talk about another great way to spend our time: just be!

Take those precious moments in between everything else going on and simply enjoy the present moment.

When I can stop and enjoy the moment, I like to call this “BE time.

I have come to think of BE time as a time for Better Energy. It’s those snippets of time that let us truly feel content as we prepare for other things to come.

This past week I have talked to a number of people in cold winter climates who are experiencing cabin fever with the long-anticipated wait for warmer days ahead. What I have come to discover over the years is to look at ways to embrace the comfort that can be found in the solitude of cabin fever.

I like to find an extra minute, hour, or even whole day to give my mind some extra attention. Setting aside time to just be is an act of self-respect and helps me discover creative solutions to roadblocks.

Here are a few awesome benefits that come from setting aside time to just be:

BE Inspired 

BE Confident

BE You

BE Courageous

BE Happy

BE Creative

BE Effective

BE Valued

BE Grateful

When you stop to actually enjoy life instead of constantly rushing through it, there are endless ways to enjoy all the little delicious elements that life has to offer. Perhaps it’s just time smelling a flower or spending extra time with eyes closed letting the sun warm your face.

During those occasional negative moments of life, such as Jury Duty or having a difficult conversation with a loved one, just be. Try not to react in anger or frustration, just be and notice what these difficult moments are trying to show us in order to grow into the future.

As we head forward in time, let’s harness the beauty of whatever season you are in. Find time to just be and you will create a business and personal life that you love.


To Your Success and Victories,
- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Chief Encouragement Officer

Email: cheri@businessvictories.com 
Phone: 303-652-1718
Web: victorycircles.com


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Gain confidence and clarity in your business

Need more help with your goals? It’s time to get the confidence and clarity you desire for your business. Hire me as your business coach and in return I’ll provide the strategy, support, and accountability to take your business to the next level in the year ahead. After joining this program you will get instant access to all of my online courses and will be able to schedule your first meeting as soon as next week!

How the program works: we meet twice every month via phone/skype to discuss your pain points along with custom solutions to resolve them. I’ll provide simple homework for you and your team to execute in order to achieve the complex results you desire. This is for committed entrepreneurs only and space is extremely limited. Let’s partner up!

Have a few questions first?
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More Intention and Less Reaction

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More Intention and Less Reaction

Victory happens the moment you open your eyes and decide to start a new day – your way.
— Cheri Ruskus

Welcome to Daylight Savings Time!

One of the most effective ways we have to manage our life and our business is by giving closer attention to how we spend our time.

My iPhone now gives me a summary every Sunday how I spent my time on my phone over the past week. Quite an eye opener to be sure!

Wouldn't it be great to track everything we do beyond the phone, giving us the ability to accurately know where all our time goes each wee? That would truly be the gift of real daylight savings time.

Looking differently again at my time as I do during this month every year, I have decided to go back to a time saving habit I drifted away from a few years back. That is giving every work day a regular theme and focus.

The idea behind this is that you are grouping your activities and energies around a common theme versus being all over the board running from here to there every single day. More intention, less reaction.

As an entrepreneur for past 30+ years I have had the opportunity to create my time as I see fit. However, with that said and you know this well if you also run your own business, there are days when you feel there is so much to do that your schedule actually controls every breath you take.

With my clients this month I am working through a process based on a worksheet called Time for Income.  The goal is to have them start to look at what is taking their time (like the iPhone) that they could be better spend elsewhere enhancing their business. And once that is accomplished, find quality chunks of time on a given day to put your focus where it gives you the best results.

The 5 ways to protect and leverage your time during the days of the typical M-F, 8am-5pm work week is to give each day the dedication to a task or process that matters most to the success you wish to achieve. I learned this technique many years ago during a coach training by the late Jennifer White, and Jack Dorsey (CEO of Square and Twitter) also follows this method.

Grouping time like this has served me well in the past and I have come to realize that the time has come to get it back into my routine. 

I encourage you to download the worksheet, Time for Income. Give yourself a couple of weeks to see how you are actually spending your time. Look at the reality of what you may be spending too much time doing or not enough. Then, work your time around that element to insure you pay attention to that critical task or tasks that make your business hum along peacefully. 

You may only need an hour or two each day to accomplish the tasks required once you do it on a regular basis allowing you to dig deeper into that element instead of always playing catchup and cleanup.

For myself here is how I have decided to let it shake out for now, allowing it to shift as required as this is a very fluid process. Keep in mind while I have emails, client calls, etc. throughout each day just like you this is where I want to focus my intention on during each specific day of the week.

Monday
Money and Business Management 
Work on the core elements of my business, especially around the financial details.

Tuesday
Coach and Inspire 
One of the two days a week I dedicate fully to coaching and enhancing my coaching tool kits in between client coaching appointments.

Wednesday
Partnership Building and Booking Speaking Engagements
Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to nurture those relationships as well as seeking out future speaking and teaching opportunities. Want to partner with me? Send me an email.

Thursday
Coach and Inspire
Second day of my week dedicated to my clients, because some days you simply need to rinse and repeat to finish up the work that needs to be done.

Friday
Marketing and Growth
 
From creating new content materials (like this letter) to finding ways to educate and inspire myself in order to inspire others, on Fridays I like to stretch my ideas and find new ways to grow.

What would your perfect week of intention look like? Download the Time for Income Chart and begin to take a stronger hold on what you allow to have happen with your time each day. Whether you work for yourself or someone else it’s your mindset and what you do with your precious time that really matters.  Give it a whirl.


To Your Success and Victories,
- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Chief Encouragement Officer

Email: cheri@businessvictories.com 
Phone: 303-652-1718
Web: victorycircles.com


Looking for a business coach?

Discover the power of…

Join the Victory Program

Gain confidence and clarity in your business

Need more help with your goals? It’s time to get the confidence and clarity you desire for your business. Hire me as your business coach and in return I’ll provide the strategy, support, and accountability to take your business to the next level in the year ahead. After joining this program you will get instant access to all of my online courses and will be able to schedule your first meeting as soon as next week!

How the program works: we meet twice every month via phone/skype to discuss your pain points along with custom solutions to resolve them. I’ll provide simple homework for you and your team to execute in order to achieve the complex results you desire. This is for committed entrepreneurs only and space is extremely limited. Let’s partner up!

Have a few questions first?
Schedule a 15-minute phone conversation

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Honoring your time: 5 benefits of a great morning routine

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Honoring your time: 5 benefits of a great morning routine

You’ve got to get up every morning
With a smile in your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You’re gonna find, yes you will
That you’re beautiful, as you feel
— Carol King

More and more I continue to hear people say the words … “I don’t have time.”

And if I don’t watch myself very carefully, I can find myself saying those words as well.

Truth of course is that we all have “time” as long as we are breathing. I have come to find it’s how we start the very first waking hour of our day that makes all the difference.

Every single morning, work day or play day, at home or traveling, I take the opportunity to slowly and carefully start my day on my terms. One of my favorite things to do is be up before the sun so I can watch it rise each morning.

Some mornings when I think it can’t get more beautiful with the pinks and reds of the clouds catching the sun rays, it does!

There is something about the beauty and quiet in those early morning hours that feels so peaceful and beautiful. It inspires me and helps to overcome any obstacles waiting in the day ahead. 

This month we are going to be diving into the Mastermind Principle of Honoring Time. I can think of no better way to honor time then to come into each day respecting and honoring the gift of a new day.

Five benefits I have seen from what I have come to call my Morning Momentum time are:

  1. More joy and happiness.

  2. Less feeling of overwhelm.

  3. Gratitude for the simple things in life.

  4. Greater productivity.

  5. A deeper connection within myself. 

If you have tried meditation or any form of creating a better morning routine in the past that hasn’t worked, check out my 21-Day Morning Momentum Challenge. In this course I share in detail all the elements it takes to get the most out of the first hour of your day. Quick little audio sessions each day will help you find your own perfect routine to use for many years to come.

Life will give us many options every morning when we open our eyes. The choice is in selecting the options that serve us best. Here’s to the peace of mind that comes from honoring our precious time!  


To Your Success and Victories,
- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Chief Encouragement Officer

Email: cheri@businessvictories.com 
Phone: 303-652-1718
Web: victorycircles.com


Looking for a business coach?

Discover the power of…

Join the Victory Program

Gain confidence and clarity in your business

Need more help with your goals? It’s time to get the confidence and clarity you desire for your business. Hire me as your business coach and in return I’ll provide the strategy, support, and accountability to take your business to the next level in the year ahead. After joining this program you will get instant access to all of my online courses and will be able to schedule your first meeting as soon as next week!

How the program works: we meet twice every month via phone/skype to discuss your pain points along with custom solutions to resolve them. I’ll provide simple homework for you and your team to execute in order to achieve the complex results you desire. This is for committed entrepreneurs only and space is extremely limited. Let’s partner up!

Have a few questions first?
Schedule a 15-minute phone conversation

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Vulnerable Obstacles

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Vulnerable Obstacles

Vulnerability is the best measure of courage.
— Brene Brown

We each have the opportunity to stand in the moment to consider whether to move through the challenges life may present to us, or stay stuck in the overwhelm they bring. When we move away from the stuck place, we face the ultimate fear attached to being vulnerable.

Let’s face it - some obstacles presented by our challenges are small and some are gigantic.

In this weekly letter I have come to share many personal elements of my life with you because we all have stuff going on that makes us vulnerable – myself included. Every morning when we open our eyes anything is possible.

On March 30th after an incredibly valiant fight a dear and sweet little girl who became a cancer warrior, Hazel Hammersley, lost her battle. It was especially heartbreaking because she was only 7 years old.

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Hazel had contracted Neuroblastoma, a very nasty cancer. I knew of Hazel’s journey because she is the grandniece of my dear and lifelong friend Laura, who was my knight in shining armor during our time together in high school.

Hazel’s family including Laura fought long and hard over the past 5 years watching the cancer come and go. What is really unique about their story is how open and vulnerable they allowed themselves to be beginning with Hazel’s initial cancer treatments when she was only 2 years old.

Sharing Hazel’s journey with the world allowed hundreds of thousands of people to connect with them online via social media and at the many cancer fund raisers they participated in and orchestrated along the way. The people they connected with gave Hazel, her family, and many other’s in the cancer battle so much support throughout this most difficult journey.

Hazel’s mother, Lauren, wrote many beautiful and detailed blog posts along the way to keep everyone informed.  Her final Facebook Live broadcast (because as she said, she just couldn’t write the words) a few weeks before Hazel passed showed remarkable bravery as she shared with the world that all hope was gone – the cancer had taken over.

You can learn more about Hazel’s journey on either Facebook or Instagram. My love and prayers are with Hazel’s very special family as they now cope with this huge loss in their lives.

While our own vulnerabilities are not always so dramatic, the fear they activate can stop us from fully living this precious life we have been given.

Taking action of some kind brings with it the much-needed element of courage. 

With a strong dose of courage in hand we can find the way to stop tolerating our need to hide out in the extreme discomfort of our “comfort zone.”

Heading into this week think where the fear of being vulnerable may have you stuck on any aspect of your life.  How can you take action today in order to engage the courage that you need to rise up and do what matters most to you and those who matter most to you?


Weekly ToolBelt


VIDEO

Living Brave with Brene Brown and Oprah Winfrey

In this 20 minute episode Brene Brown interviews Oprah Winfrey. They go deeper into this subject of vulnerability.  I love this conversation between two great women icons of our time that have shown great vulnerability in sharing their message with the world. I hope you find strength in it as well.



Program News

The Victory Program + Individual Courses

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We have been working hard here at the Victory Circles to make some significant changes and updates to our programs in order to make sure you get maximum results for your efforts. We now offer The Victory Program membership, which includes access of all our individual programs plus 2 private coaching sessions with me every month.

Say goodbye to no results, because I guarantee that this program will get you jumping forward towards your own personal Victory. Whether you want to learn how to reach a bigger audience or find clarity in the chaos of business operations, this program is designed to resolve your current pain points and get bigger results with your business.

Looking for a shorter program? We also offer individual courses (Morning Momentum, Marketing Mastery, etc.) for you to learn on-demand.

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Timing Patience

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Timing Patience

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Well here we are today with one quarter of the year down and three to go.  How is the year shaping up for you so far?

Now being that I am a Business Coach you might expect me to ask what your ROI (return on investment) has been in the first quarter of the year? However, my question is what is your SPI?  What are the seeds planted investment you have made in the 1st quarter?

As a gardener I love this time of year because of all the possibilities for this season of spring that pulls us into summer and then right into the fall. On a beautiful spring day, I can be tempted to start planting all kinds of seeds but here is what I know to be true planting seeds requires timing – in both gardening and in business.

The timing of planting seeds is important. Let’s look if I were to plant seeds that were not cold weather crops such as certain lettuce varieties and instead planted something like let’s say basil, a warm weather crop.

More than likely than not in Colorado we would have one of our infamous April snow storms with temperatures varying sometimes by 40 degrees and easily hitting the dreaded 32 degree mark.  While the cold weather crops could survive…not so much with the warm weather crops making my planting a complete waste of time and money.

To see the success with planting seeds we need to plant them when the time is right and then to know when to mulch, water, fertilize and compost.

Same is true in your business where should you be planting seeds right now and how can you further nurture the seeds you have already planted?

If you have read this far, then you can be sure that the biggest asset in planting seeds beyond the right timing is patience.  Something we can run low on in our instant access society.  Understanding your sales cycles just like the weather patterns is critical.

Stop and think about what business seeds you planted during the first quarter that will bloom in the second quarter?  What seeds are you going to plant in the second quarter that will bloom in the third and maybe even fourth quarter of this year? Or, maybe even moving into the upcoming year?

Timing, mixed with patience, and understanding can be such a blessing in our businesses and our lives.

Enjoy this rich and abundant time of year and have an amazing 2nd quarter.


Weekly Toolbelt 

Marketing Warrior Challenge

If you missed last week’s new challenge, it’s available forever. The tools are right here in front of you for you to get the digital marketing results you seek. The missing element is your ACTION. It’ll be here when you decide to take that first step up the mountain. 

Discover the 5 Elements of Victory:

  • Courage (Wind)
  • Creativity (Fire)
  • Customer (Earth)
  • Content (Metal)
  • Consistency (Water)

Sharing the message of your business with the world takes on a variety of elements with the power of action to take them all on. Start this challenge that over the course of 9 days will have you grow into a Marketing Warrior. This content in this challenge will be available to you on-demand for as long as you need it.

Cost: $14
Length: 9 days (new element unlocked every other day)
Marketing skill level: All levels


AUDIOBOOK

There seems like no better time than the annual awakening of spring to talk about the possibility that springtime brings. It is my desire that the ideas shared in this little book will take your business into the next level of success.

If you are a Gardener, you have the ability to be an Entrepreneur. And, if you are an Entrepreneur you need to encompass the mindset of a gardener as you cultivate the elements of what will allow your business to grow.

This audiobook will cover the tools of growth that crosses over from the botanical world and into the business world.

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We Are Warriors

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We Are Warriors

A responsible Warrior is not someone who takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, but someone who has learned to deal with the challenges of the moment.
— Paulo Coelho, Warrior of Light

As entrepreneurs we must possess a warrior mindset in order to fully get our ideas out into the world.  Even the birds that have begun singing again in the morning do it with the mindset of a warrior – they accept challenges that matter most to them and their nest.

5 key elements that are needed by each of us in business to sing our song loud and clear:

  • Courage (Wind)
  • Creativity (Fire)
  • Customer (Earth)
  • Content (Metal)
  • Consistency (Water)

For those of you who have been reading this letter for some time, you know how much I have come to love the quest of the small businessperson, the entrepreneur.

The entrepreneurs who wake up every morning to create a better world for not only themselves and their family but also the people who make their business possible their customers – past, present and future.

I had a number of part time jobs along my way when I started working as a teenager.  My first official career job was a short, painful phase in 1976 the banking world.  I just didn’t feel connected and my days became robotic.

My career really became one I loved in 1978 when I started working for a small backpacking company in Southern California, Wilderness Experience.  Honestly, when I answered the ad for the job I thought I was applying to some kind of customer service position at an animal park in the wild of Southern California.

Quickly I learned about the passion not only of these two brothers who were creating great outdoor gear but the mom and pop retail shops that were selling their gear across the globe.  I fell in love with making a difference by offering a great product that came with great service.

Through that job I found another great love, Colorado.  I moved to Boulder in 1982.  Not long after, I started my first business, Business Answers, a telephone answering service.  I built the business to offer 50 other local small business owners the power of my staff becoming their staff and helping them to grow their business.

After 16 years I sold that business and began my journey of self discovery asking what I truly wanted as an entrepreneur. I knew my quest would always involve working with other entrepreneurs and I became a Business Coach. Seven years later I founded the Victory Circles in 2006. 

Many business challenges have come my way to bring me here to 2018. Each leg of journey has evolved me into a marketing warrior. The world is full of challenges and each challenge makes you stronger.  That is why I want to share my knowledge with you!

The messages we share can make all the difference in changing the world around us. Warriors get their message out in a clear and succinct way in a very noisy marketplace.

In today's toolbelt I am sharing an opportunity for you to come on a 9-day virtual challenge with me. However, only those who truly want to be a Marketing Warrior,getting their message out into the world in a bigger and brighter way should join in. This challenge is open to all marketing experience levels and has a very small cost for entry.

Wishing you a week full of strength. Acknowledge your wisdom and accept challenges that matter most to you. 


Marketing Warrior Challenge

Discover the 5 elements of Victory: Courage, Creativity, Customer, Content and Consistency. 

Sharing the message of your business with the world takes on a variety of elements with the power of action to take them all on. Start this challenge that over the course of 9 days will have you grow into a Marketing Warrior. This content in this challenge will be available to you on-demand for as long as you need it.

Cost: $14
Open to all marketing experience levels.

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Moment of Victory

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Moment of Victory

My art is a symbol. It represents the moments where I have overcome the obstacles placed in front of me.
— Travis Ruskus

This past weekend I went to San Francisco to visit my son and celebrate 28 years of being a mom - Happy Birthday Travis!

For those of you have been a parent, you know that it is the greatest job in the world and without a doubt the hardest.

We have such visions for our children and all the things that matter most to us that we want to see happen in their lives and ours. What I know on this side of parenthood is that all those little moments along the way.

Every moment is fleeting and if we don’t make the most either with our children or others that matter to us in our lives, we won’t always have the chance for a do over.

The skill set that serves us best to enjoy those small moments, which can be as small as enjoying a great cup of tea together, is patience combined with presence.

The patience to know that in this moment this is something to pay attention to and the presence to be grateful for possibility in the process.

In one of my early Victory Letters I wrote about how much I loved watching Travis skateboard in our driveway when he was young. Something he would do over and over again until he “landed it.”

Today, I get the same enjoyment when I watch him rock balancein person as he takes the time he needs to make the balance happen, as he also tries to teach me too. ;)

Probably one of the biggest lessons I have learned in business is that this idea of celebrating the little moments is as important in our professional world as it is in our personal lives.

Stopping to celebrate the little milestones in your business just as you would that million-dollar moment of victory. By doing so this mindset allows you to enjoy today just as it is and not always waiting to enjoy tomorrow. Every moment can be a moment of victory!

Here’s to Travis for 28 wonderful years of moments in getting to be your mom.

Wishing you a happy spring that starts tomorrow! ;) (happy dance)


Zen in Rock
by Travis Ruskus

A short film explaining the process Travis uses to create his rock balance artwork on the beaches of San Francisco, CA. This art is a form of meditation to help calm stress/anxiety, develop courage, and stay in the present moment.


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To Your Success and Victories,

- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus (@victorygirl)
Author, Speaker and Business Strategist
Email: cheri@businessvictories.com
Phone: 303-652-1718
Web: victorycircles.com

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Time Well Spent

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Time Well Spent

Look around me, I can see my life before me
Running rings around the way it used to be
I am older now I have more than what I wanted
But I wish that I had started long before I did
— Graham Nash

What are the best activities that you do with your time? 

What are the activities that waste your time?

Yesterday we sprang forward and actually lost an hour in the day with the coming of daylight savings time. The good news is spending that hour we will now have longer daylight at the end of our day.

What about the other time we spend during a given day? Those hours that make us feel like our efforts resulted in time well spent.  

Do you feel you are constantly wasting your time?


Here are some top time sucks I hear about from my Victory Program members and solutions I have found during my time as a Business Coach:

Problem: I am spending my days doing tasks I don’t like doing.
Solution: Look for inefficiencies and outsource the rest.

Problem: I care more about others problems than they seem to. 
Solution: Assist as you can and then let go of the outcome.

Problem: I have too many people demanding my attention.
Solution: Prioritize what is important and learn to say no.


What is one time suck you could remove in your life today that is not serving you?

Today’s Victory Letter no doubt has been full of questions. My request in your answering them to yourself is to encourage you to look closely at your precious time. Doing so will help you to find the best way to spend your hours each and every day.

Here’s to time well spent in the week ahead! 


Weekly Toolbelt

Music is always a good use of time as it soothes the soul.  I have been a big fan of Crosby, Stills and Nash since my teens. Graham Nash wrote the song, Wasted on the Way, in which todays quote shares a part of the lyrics.  With that I thought it would be cool to share with you this 3-minute video of them singing this song. Love their harmony.  While they still have some work around their relationships their music continues to give such harmony.

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Humble Courage

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Humble Courage

Watch and be aware of the opportunities to be humble.
— Helen Knight

Helen Knight is a wonderful spiritual leader I have had the honor to come to know over the last few years.  She shared today’s beautiful quote during the podcast we recorded together that you will find in today’s weekly tools at the bottom of this letter.

Helen was speaking about the 13 days and nights she spent alone on a mountain in South America.

As I write these words for todays victory letter it got me thinking about being humble.  What is it to be humble? It is a foundational state of mind based in gratitude. This allows us to fully appreciate where we are at each stage of our life.

An important benefit is the goodness and virtues humility allows us to then spread into the lives of others.

We each have so much to give each other and what better time than right now to do so?  The world needs your heart, spirit and the wisdom you have to share.

The question to reflect on this week…

Am I showing the deepest respect to the people and environment around me?


Weekly ToolBelt


Podcast

Humble Courage

with Reiki Master and Chocolate Shaman Helen Knight of Dreamtime Healings

Join Cheri Ruskus for a conversation with Helen Knight at her kitchen table as we talk about the power of daring to step out of your comfort zone.  You will hear how she found peace, gratitude and humility for the smallest of blessings in her life.  

Helen shares her recent journey of 13 days and nights she spent alone on a mountain in South America with little more than the clothes on her back and a few items to keep her warm during many nights of rain. Enjoy this heart felt podcast that will get you to appreciate the small things in life again. 



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To Your Success and Victories,

- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Business Strategist and Founder of the Victory Circles

Email: cheri@businessvictories.com 
Phone: 303-652-1718
Web: victorycircles.com

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Guilt-Free Zone

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Guilt-Free Zone

Do more of what you can uniquely do and less of what other people can do.
— Gloria Steinem

On this roller coaster of life you have probably felt the feeling of guilt a time or two along the way. 

At this point in my life (having grown up Catholic where guilt seemed to be a daily way of bringing issues to light) I have come to a deeper understanding of the power that good guilt can actually bring. If we can acknowledge the control it may have on us and do something about it then it really is a positive emotion.

Guilt is officially defined as “awareness of wrongdoing” and really is an opportunity to look at a not-so-great situation in order to understand what you want to do about it.  The only person that can stop making you feel guilty is yourself.
 

Feelings of guilt can range from:

• Not feeling in balance between business and personal life
• Being bummed about something that didn’t go well
• That bowl of ice cream you ate last night when you told yourself you wouldn’t. 
 

The trap that guilt can put us in is when you get lost in the emotion itself without resolving the issue at hand.  The worst case scenario can be a form of procrastination that doesn’t allow you to move forward because you are too busy looking over your shoulder.    

Here is an antidote to give us (myself included) permission to move past the guilt when it starts to take over and derail forward momentum. 


G - Get real
What really is going on with the situation and what do you want or perhaps need to get out of what is happening?

U - Understand what didn’t work
Understand what you should or shouldn’t do differently the next time. 

I - Identify the change that you need to make
Something or someone is asking for your attention. Have you perhaps been caught in a comfort zone that is no longer serving you? 

L - Let go of comparing
Don’t waste your precious time worrying about someone else’s agenda or what someone else may seemingly be doing better than you.

T - Tolerate nothing
If a problem keeps happening over and over and over that is causing you guilt, the question becomes “why am I putting up with this?”   


Now it’s time to take a deep look within…

• In the morning when you look in the mirror who is it that you see looking back at you? 

• Is it someone you love and cherish or someone who you might be a bit judgmental about?

• When you carry on into your day do you find that judgment coming along with you keeping you from getting your best work out into the world? 

• Are always waiting for ”tomorrow“ to be the perfect time to implement something?

• Do you feel ridden with guilt over the feeling of regrets that seems to surround you?

• Are feelings of guilt coming up regularly around how much you do or don’t work versus time spent with those you love? 


I know that is a lot of questions to start off the week. However, I hope that just one of them will spark something inside of you to begin to make the needed change!

As we wrap up our conversation for this month on the topic of Honoring Time, think about what is really keeping you from getting the most out of your time on this planet.

Find the perfect placement for the things you want in your life – and this is key – without always feeling the need for perfection.  It’s then that you will find the unique and perfect placement of what you need in order to live in a guilt free zone. ;)


 

To Your Success and Victories,

- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Business Strategist and Founder of the Victory Circles
Email me: cheri@businessvictories.com

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