Posts Tagged ‘Beached’

Are you Ready for a New Perspective on Life?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Beached Book COverWhen was the last time you read a book? What kind of book was it? Many people immerse their lives in the tales of espionage, intrigue, romance and so many other forms of fiction. Some people only read those books that inform their lives, provide new perspectives and strategies to move forward in life. I know some people that only read business books, others that only read spiritual books, still others that simply do not read at all. Regardless of your preference in reading materials, we here at The Inspired Business Center believe in reading to expand our minds and perspectives. Yes we read business books, like our friend Tom Zender’s GOD Goes to Work and we are constantly on the lookout for authors that we feel will make a difference for our clients and friends.

Liz Beerman is just such an author. Her recent release of her book Beached Get Back in the swim when the receding tides leave you high and dry is more than a parable about dealing with challenges and change. Liz provides her readers with a gentle reminder that every one of us at some point in our lives has been beached. She helps to realize that while all of our beached experiences are temporary, even when they feel like they could go on forever. She inspires us to find ways of gaining some traction, even if only a little, and begin to move forward in our personal and business lives.

Throughout the book we are exposed to several characters that are beached and we also find a loving and kind advocate for these characters. I won’t give away his sage advice for the central characters and yet I can assure you it often felt that the advocate was speaking directly to me and I trust you will feel the same. Liz does a superb job of making sure Beached serves the reader in so many wonderful ways. It has been quite some time since a work of fiction has helped me gain perspective and insight into my own life.

In order to bring a greater awareness to Liz’s work, The Inspired Business Center will be hosting a very special book signing and opportunity to meet Liz. If you are the Denver metro are you are welcome to drop by The Inspired Business Center on Wednesday September 21st 2011 between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Liz will be signing books and providing us with some insights into the concept of being beached and how to get back into the swim of life. All we ask is that you give us a quick call and let us know you are coming so we can plan appropriately. You can find the office phone number HERE. You can also read a special guest blog Liz wrote HERE.

We hope to see you on Wednesday evening and while you’re with us feel free to ask about a complimentary business coaching or visioning exploration session. Just ask and we’ll be happy to schedule a complimentary visit at our offices or your location to take a look at how you can begin to move forward in your life or business.

Until next time,

Robert

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Robert Brzezinski is an expert team member of The Inspired Business Center based in Lakewood Colorado. The Inspired Business Center collaborates with Entrepreneurs and Executives to transform their companies through a balance of practical spirituality, value-centered leadership and consistent profitability. Our team of experts guides clients on a path starting with an articulated, shared stakeholder vision to the results of fulfilling their organization’s purpose, satisfying customers, increasing profit margins and enhancing owner equity. Our approach combines purposeful people, best business practices, and proven systems. You are welcome to more fully explore “Where Spirituality, Leadership and Profitability Meet” by visiting: http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com:

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Three Things Humpty Dumpty Wished He Had Known

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A SPECIAL GUEST BLOG By: Liz Beerman

What happens in that moment in time when something unexpected crashes into your life?  How often does a day go by that we don’t either find ourselves picking up the pieces from our own crash or helping someone we work with, a friend, or family member with their predicament?  Even in that unique day where life is quiet and all seems well, all we have to do is turn on our smartphone, iPad, car radio, or television, to hear in detail about devastating events nation and worldwide.

BUT while it may sound dreary, in actuality there are three successful steps you can take, right now, to change your perspective and ultimately your outcomes.

One:  Realign your perspective

Crashes, by their nature; break things, leave messes, hurt, and change projected plans. Pick up the pieces and before you indiscriminately throw them away, take a moment or two in time to reconsider what else they might be, or be used for. Life isn’t all Humpty Dumpty where after falling off the wall none of the kings horses or men could put him back together again. Life is choices based on perspective. Loss of a customer, new competition, employee churn or manufacturing woes are thinly veiled opportunities to realign your perspective.  You know it – but do you do it?

Two:  Stay in the moment


Crashes push us to our limits—or so we think. Why are we so quick to forget all those fables and stories from our childhood. . . or our Internet pals, that remind us the race goes to the slow and steady, or the story of the tortoise and the hare, or Winston Churchill’s admonition to “never give in,” or the attributed ancient Chinese quote that reminds us to “get up one more time than we fall.” Usually we either fall backwards into the pit of regrets from the past or jettison ourselves into the uncertainty of the future.  Plant your feet, take a deep breath, stand as tall as you can, count to ten while clearing your mind and then make every single one of your senses do their job. What do you see—really see? What are you hearing with total focus, right now?  Now turn both of them off and smell the air like an animal on the hunt.  Use taste and feeling in the same way. Wring this moment out and take everything from it that you were meant to have.

Three: Be accountable to one and only one person — YOU

Crashes tend to make us push the panic button. With panic comes frenetic unfocused energy complete with well intentioned but not well thought out promises to ourselves and others. The visual of people in the freezing waters when the Titanic went down illustrates how brutal the survival instinct can be. As you are picking yourself up from the latest crash, all the while attempting to stay in the present moment and realign your perspective, remember YOU are the most important element in your own success. “Put your own oxygen mask on first.”

As time moves on and you gain strength and perspective with all the internal cravings to be back on your feet if not all the way to the top of the heap, be painfully aware of the promises you make to yourself. And then without fail, or excuses, be true to your word—and yourself first and always.

Makes one wonder what Humpty Dumpty might have been if the rhyme had not been so quick to project a single, bleak outcome, and publish his demise. Now that you know, the world is looking forward to seeing what you do with the pieces after YOUR crash.

 

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Liz Beerman is the author of the recently published book BEACHED available in digital and paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She has crafted a well thought out, beautifully written parable sharing the lives and challenges of six beached characters. You are invited to gain from their experiences as you face your own life challenges.

You can learn more about Liz at http://www.beachedstory.com/

 

 

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