The SeamLess Life

Tip #6 - July 27, 1998

About the Author:

Sherry Lowry is a Austin-based business coach who works nationally and internationally with executives, managers, business owners, other coaches, psychologists and therapists. She brings experience to her clients as a founder and developer of 7 businesses, including one non-profit organization, as a consultant and trainer, and professional mentor. Co-leading group telecalls (via regular telephone connection) and telegroup series is a speciality....with other field experts on corporate marketing, using public speaking as a marketing tool, marketing with heart, and offers with Diane Menendez special teleclasses for mental health professionals transitioning as coaches. In 1996, Sherry founded and continues to host The Coaches’ Showcase, a free theme-based telegroup exchange with some of the industry’s most experienced coaches. Also useful is her online collection of The Lowry Notes - free to the public at her WWW site. She holds two traditional graduate degrees and has completed the Coach University curriculum. She is on the Board of International Coach Federation and is a member of Professional Coaches’ and Mentor’s Association and Texas Executive Women.

Contact info:
Sherry Lowry, MCC
Austin, Texas, USA
Ph: 512-527-0097
Email: sherry@sherrylowry.com
Web site: www.sherrylowry.com.


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Tips in Leading the Seamless Life™
#6 - You Can't Keep Your Gifts From Showing Up

Occasionally coincidence paves the way for a new life-view or Eureka! type of useful awareness. This tends to happen more and more when you get in sync with your Values...and as you increasingly honor and live through them.

One spin-off benefit is the wonderful emergence of a sense of lightness when we realize we're taking life much too seriously. It begins to dawn that lightening up and 'dancin' with it as it comes is more useful and satisfying.

One of the best laughs we, personally, have had in the development of The SeamLess Life™ articles came like a gift from a colleague we've mentioned previously, Bill Montgomery. He's talented in the production of 'models' and especially in one-pagers encapsulating visually, and in layout format, what it is you're most wanting to say -- for example in an article.

One day across the FAX rolled a visual one-page interpretation including a label:

First Half of Page:
Seemless Life ......followed by a description of something we were wanting conveyed in synopsis.

Following this on the bottom half of the page was:

Second Half of Page:
SeamLess Life™ .....with a description of some of the results in a life as you move into this approach in the day-to-day.

Well -- we thought this was just sheer brilliance; he'd pointed out what we'd never verbalized:

  • Early stage -- life seems like less:
                         --> seemless life

  • Later stage -- life seems more effortless and more a-piece:
                       --> SeamLess Life™

When we contacted Bill to tell him he was 'right-on!' and had grasped the concepts 'on paper' wonderfully well -- he apologetically informed us "seemless" on the page was actually a typo! So...we now know he's unconsciously brilliant -- and it's just a matter of time before he realizes it!

Start being watchful. This quest called The SeamLess Life™ will begin to call forth your own brightest side -- more and more effortlessly, ready or not! What we know for sure: You Can't Keep Your Gifts From Showing Up!

About the Author:

Diane Menendez, Ph.D., is a business and personal success coach. She has been coaching since 1983 when she began the High Performance Coaching process as an internal staff coach at AT&T. Since 1988 she has coached more than 250 business executives in Fortune 100 companies and has provided leadership for company-wide efforts in executive and leadership development. Menendez’s special niche in executive coaching is providing support to leaders of rapidly changing industries who are committed to transforming their personal leadership styles. She has successfully transferred her skills to work with entrepreneurs, other business owners, family owned business leadership, and non-profit executives and their organizations. She created Results-Focused Leadership Development, an intensive, creative and empowering process that influences and inspires client to fully develop their leadership potential while supporting their company’s mission and goals. Her passions are inspiring the success of family business members, entrepreneurs and therapists and other professionals in transition. Her www domain name, HeartDance.com, is an expression of her belief that, “Our work can bring us joy as well as financial rewards.” Yes, that’s what she means -- real joy, enough to make your heart dance.
Contact info: HeartDance, Cincinnati, Ohio USA, 513-474-1137, 1-800-882-9383;
Email: diane@heartdance.com
Web Site:
www.heartdance.com

Come back August 3, '98

for

Issue #7 in this bi-weekly series.

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