Alexis Martin NeelyThis Really ucks Me Up Every Time

I sure am glad I overcame my fear and came fully out of the closet about all of what’s really happening in my life. The thing holding me back from it the most has been my fear that the lawyers I serve will read about my bankruptcy, freak out and stop trusting me to deliver great things for them.

Ah, fears. How they hold us back from making the impact in the world we could be making if we just showed up fully as we are! To remind me of that, today, I got this note from one of my lawyer members:
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CEO BlogThis Exploded As I Was Drifting Off To Sleep — and the Take-Away

I believe that there is ALWAYS something to appreciate in every moment, in every situation. No matter what.

And, last night as I was drifting off to sleep, deliberately thinking thoughts of appreciation, it hit me in a new way.

Sometimes I pick a category or a specific person or item to appreciate. Last night I fixed upon “the hands that made this.”

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CEO BlogWhat Does Peace Have To Do with Bad Habits?

In a recent blog I mentioned my plan for a night of songs about Peace. It is coming together very nicely and is set for May 14.

There were many big and little things that inspired the event.

One day I was singing an old song “Down by the Riverside,” and I was loving the feel and the tune and the message of the song: “I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield… and study war no more.”

Great.

Great start.

It occurred to me, however: It is not enough to put aside something you don’t want. You have to then replace that with what you DO want. Replace one habit with another.

So, I added a couple new verses about Peace and Love, and I am going to sing at least the Peace verse at the show on May 14.

When you stop studying war, you need to fill that void with something or studying war may just creep back in. So, if you want peace you should start studying peace, to fill that war void with what you do want. Continue reading