Life and Death

A common strength running through all the SoulSalt employees is that of “relator”.

None of us exhibit this strength in quite the same manner. For example, Shannon is known for her uncanny ability to ignite conversation and good will almost immediately.

Such was the case recently when we left a voice message to purchase old barn wood for our office wall.

When the return call came in Shannon took it and started to explore our options with the owner of the barn wood. About three minutes into the call she excused herself and moved her conversation into an adjacent room away from our work area so we would not be disturbed.

Thirty minutes later Shannon returned to her desk with a huge smile and that delightful glow she emits when she’s made a new friend.

We still didn’t have any information on our ability to purchase the wood. However, Shannon had a few rich stories about the city of Herriman and an overview of this other woman’s family history there.

I thought nothing of the situation. This is business as usual for Shannon. She is fully trusted to take the time and energy she deems necessary to talk with our contacts: even those who will never book a coaching appointment.

I’m proud of Shannon for how she represents us and how she treats the people in our lives. I hope she is equally satisfied in how she conducts herself. And sometimes, in fact eventually when a person lives in alignment with their own code of conduct like Shannon does, that strand of “what’s right about us” gets mirrored back.

A few days had passed since this call and Shannon learned that the woman she’d spoken to had passed away.

The first insight Shannon shared was how glad she was that she had taken time to hear the family history.

Jessica and I agree with her insight. And I would add that Shannon’s example has reminded me to slow down a bit and take time to connect better with my heart and head to the people I come in contact with. I hope that my last conversation with those I love will be one of connection, peace and goodness.

Thanks Shannon.

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A Week In The Life Of SoulSalt Inc.

Finding Your Truth and Living it

My work is often like play. And I love how our efforts at SoulSalt Inc. encompass supporting individuals to become a more enlivened and enlarged version of who they are. Last week for example we had a plethora of happenings that boosted the efforts of several individuals as they moved closer to their intended outcomes.

Monday started the week with a photo shoot. One client is stretching her horizons by picking up photography. We have been testing the capacities of our iPhone cameras. This week we dusted off my Canon Rebel and headed out on our private adventure, targeting street art and flowers. Here are some of the fruits of our labors.

Another individual has been gaining strength in her reinvention process. Several pounds lighter, and with major shifts in her personal habits, this client possesses a willingness to come out of the closet with an innovative new dream vocation. Blending her love for socialization, fun and enlightenment she invented Tarot Vino – a wine and tarot card reading party. Fully launching in July of 2012, you can connect now with Marcie to book your event. This team huddle, including Marcie, myself and SoulSalt’s Creative Assistant Jessica, scoped out version 2.0 of her site  www.tarotvino.com.  Check it out.

Calling all Super Heroes!
Most of you know me as coach to the re-inventor. A new designation was recently doled out by artist Cat Palmer. Cat and I met several weeks ago at a fundraiser/art show presented by our mutual friend Olivia.
I was invited to join a crew of female super heroes being gathered by Palmer for a photo shoot. And now the pics have been developed you can check out the antics and anecdotes captured that day. www.catpalmer.com

I have to thank Cat for the opportunity. I learned a thing or two about super heroes and super powers that I hadn’t realized. If you want to learn too, watch this.

This week will finish a group coaching engagement based on the concept of Career Reinvention. Here you see three of our clients interpreting messages from their intuitive collages. Previous sessions included research and exercises to gain insights about “self” in terms of strengths, passion, and communication patterns. Adding this intuitive element of “soul” to the mix is our second-to -final step in what has been a 12 week process. We’ll see where everyone nets out this week. However so far, two of our attendees have found new jobs that leave them satisfied and earning. One client joins us remotely because she’s already made a leap and moved to Austin, Texas where she knows she’ll find what she is looking for there (in terms of work). Another attendee has brought out a children’s book she is now ready to share. I just received an email from her describing how she is using this week to find the right illustrator for her project. That is a bold move! Watch our upcoming blogs for some of their  individual stories!

And before the week ended I was presenting a DISC (communication assessment and debrief) to the managing team of the Ogden, Paul Mitchell School. Then I headed back to S.L.C. to lead a business class crafted to assist entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs by improving their ability to focus and manage their workloads.  Several more classes like this are being hosted by Taylor Lamont at the Structural Integration Institute on South Temple and 400 East. We have three more classes to go and you might find one that you want to attend. See the event here!

It was a full week. It was a fun week. It was fulfilling. I have dedicated by professional pursuits to living my life and earning my living by doing what inspires me. I am living that reality. My clients are in process of living it as well. And even more importantly, I know it can happen for every single individual alive. Some people might think I’m “out there” or a bit crazy AND if what I do is crazy, I can assure you that it is a good sort of craziness.

If you want to find out how you can start living a more inspired life, please call and make an appointment for a free consultation. 801-463-5230

 

Just Pick Up The Phone, Forty Seconds Of Insight

Do you ever freeze when you have to make an important call?

Do you find yourself procrastinating certain phone conversations?

Here’s how one client deals with those little moments of indecision. I found his idea practical and insightful. You may as well.


If you have a similar tool or strategy that use and you believe it would be worth sharing, send it to me. I’d love to potentially post it as well.

Author’s Note: Jay Snively is currently assisting me in creating marketing campaigns for my products. If you have an active customer list and want to harvest hidden revenue from your product or service, he’s the guy to call. You can find Jay at www.perceptionsmarketing.com

Got Intuition?

Intuition is something naturally endowed to humans. AND we all use it on some level every day. Unfortunately most of us misunderstand what it is. I’d like to take a moment and perhaps clarify what intuition is through the following distinctions:

Instinct – is a universal component of nature. It relies heavily on our five senses. It is related closely to survival and that part of us that acts faster than cold reason. It functions within our flight or fight brain processes. An example would be the instinctual sense of danger when one smells smoke inside their home.

Intelligence – goes far beyond academics. It is the part of us that thinks, the part that blends experiences with insights through several types of thought processes to help us make meaning. For example intelligence can express itself in these ways:

Divergent or Productive Thinking invents all the new possibilities that have not occurred to you before.
Reproductive Thinking fixates on what has worked in the past and tries to apply it in the present.
Convergent Thinking eliminates and narrows down the possibilities to the one right or two right next steps.

Insight – is like a realization. It happens when we “get it.” For example: Think of the moment when it all came together and you discovered the true identity of Santa Clause. Or, think about the moment you realized that your parents must have had sex…at least once.

Intuition – is a function of awareness that comes from the soul or from the spirit. It springs forth from a source that is neither linear nor rational. It is NOT imperative to our survival. It IS imperative to our spiritual wellbeing, personal evolution and our own creative expression. It is a flash of personal certainty. It is the language we must hear when we want to understand what our soul has to tell us. Intuition is clarity and it always, always brings a sense of peace that we cannot be deterred from. It feels ancient, clean and clear as well as deeply personal. When it guides we just know what we know and we can’t tell you exactly how we know.

I have come to strongly believe that utilizing and learning to trust your own intuition will always lead you to greater clarity and stronger peace-of-mind.

If something has sparked your interest and you want to know more about how to develop you intuition further I suggest you pick up a handy, creative, fun to apply little pocket- book titled: 101 Ways to Jump Start Your Intuition by John Holland.