A couple of years ago, I returned from a wonderful vacation in Nice, France. I had been to the French Riviera when I was deployed in the Navy but that was some 20 years ago. I attempted to write posts while there but I found myself in a wonderful state of being and enjoying my surroundings. I will spare the world my attempts at writing in that state. It was the ramblings of a woman who hadn’t gotten away very often 🙂
It wasn’t until about 30 minutes before landing back at LAX that I had the thought, “Oh yeah, what do I want to take back from this trip.” I rushed to get thoughts on paper before returning to my “real” world. I focused on my priorities which include my spiritual practice, my relationship, my health and fitness, and my relaunching of Mission Abundance.
With regard to my corporate career, there were several things I wrote down but first and foremost was, “Find more joy by adding coaching and training.” I wrote that from the place inside that really knows what I want and the Universe really heard me. I returned to work the next day, Thursday, and for the next two days, all I did was coach and train my teams. It was so wonderful. I hadn’t had days like those since I started over a year and a half ago. I had personnel issues to deal with which for me is an awesome opportunity for me to work with someone on a deep level and facilitate them to greater awakening to their potential. I get that not all managers see it that way but I do and it’s amazing to see a team member see where there are opportunities to improve. And, to receive the response and appreciation from the numerous people I did get to coach over the last two days, my heart truly sang.
Many people asked if I was tired from jet-lag. Sure I was tired as I was having some difficulty convincing my body that it needed more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep. However, being on purpose, working with my teams rejuvenated and enlivened me in a way that I truly felt that I brought a bit of the French Riviera home with me.
I encourage anyone to use the last few minutes of reentry into your life from vacation to answer the question of how you will bring the peace, the joy and/or contentment from your trip back into your world and use it to reignite your heart’s desires.