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.
Web site: www.sherrylowry.com.
Tips in Leading the Seamless Life™
#8 - The Path in Reverse
The Seamless Life is a path you take that leads you to create a
life that is fulfilling and satisfying in every way. Walking down a new
path is often difficult. We can forget to pack our sense of humor as
part of what we carry down the path.
When that happens to us, we get out this message, called "Reverse
Living." It's a good reminder to keep a smile with us on the journey.
Life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time, all
your weekends, and what do you get at the end of
it...? Death, a great reward.
I think that the life cycle is all backwards. You
should die first, get it out of the way, then you live
twenty years in an old age home. You get kicked
out when you're too young, you get a gold watch,
you go to work. You work forty years until you're
young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You go to college, you do drugs, you do alcohol,
you party, until you're ready for high school.
You go to high school, you go to grade school,
you become a little kid, you play, you have no
responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go
back into the womb, you spend your last nine
months floating, and you finish off as a gleam
in somebody's eye.
In the spirit of reverse living, we'll take a step back in the
Seamless Life™ to compile previous tips #1- 6 in a printer friendly version.
The following are the tips that you can review, and print at www.sideroad.com/printtips.html:
#1 - The "Fifth" Week
#2 - Letting Needs Go
#3 - Truth Talks
#4 - Meeting Your Needs
#5 - Pain/Pleasure-Driven Values
#6 - 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