Gratitude is Everything

Gratitude is Riches, Complaint is Poverty ~ Doris Day

In America we have our annual feast of food, family, friends, and now commercial gluttony.

Last Holiday season everyone in our family received a journal to write what we are grateful. Each night at dinner we would share those grateful thoughts written down. Some days it was a rinse and repeat from the day or weeks before. What I found is we let the daily grind and outside influences take place of our daily journal. Today we will start anew!

Are you in the hustle of to-do lists, deadlines, and forgetting details of the day where there are gifts and miracles surrounding us minute by minute? Most of us have more than we need, from running water, warm beds, clean clothes, shoes purchased just for our feet, to the freedom of choice in entertainment, to freely walking to our local park to shoot hoops without fear.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

My wish and prayer for you is to find the miracles in your day.

I am grateful for all of you, your gifts, and everything you share with your global communities.

Look Up & Out,
Tracy Worley

 

Spark of Success

A life full of joy, clarity, focus, and determined success

I am often asked why I do what I do. This is a valid question and one I ask myself often.  From coaching, consulting, to public speaking the one thing that keeps me coming back is the “spark”.  Yes, all individuals, teams, and groups have an energy all their own and I see this as a “spark”. There is a raised energy when people see or rise to the next level of success.

Think about the spark of excitement in your face when holding a sparkler; even as adults we giggle and have childlike wonder when holding a sparkler in our hand. Working with men and women; they all hold a spark of excitement when entering the next level of success!

Throughout a golfers career whether for pleasure or competition there are times the swing is not recalling. It could be from mind block, muscle memory, fatigue, and so many other factors. At times it is a bad game or bad season where the player is unable to hit the ball well. What keeps players coming back is the “spark”. What keeps players coming back is the one great shot, chip, or putt; the “spark” of confident excitement and rush of accomplishment.

Identify Your Spark

  • Who or what makes your heart jump for joy?
  • Where would you love to spend more time serving?
  • What projects when complete sends your heart racing and calling others to share in the excitement?

The above is a short list of questions to dive into what you love to do and why you do it. If you are finding current space and circumstances keep you from doing what you love to do; perhaps it is time to make a change. Your unique talents are what the world needs. The world is in need for you to “spark” others with what you have to offer.  The “spark” is similar to a golfer, one well hit ball or “spark” builds your heart to do more of what you were built to do.

Personally, my “spark” to keep doing what I do is filled with clients accomplishments, ideas, and  transition to next levels of success. My clients build solid foundations while holding childlike wonder creating their own sparkler experience.  You can say I am a “spark” maker by sparking individuals, teams, and groups into new success they could not see or do before.

The spark leads to a well lived life full of joy, clarity, focus, and determined success.

Share, I would love to know what “sparks” you to do what you do!

Look Up & Out,

Tracy Worley

 

 

Fire It Up Friday | 6

Summer 2017 Series Episode 6

Are you DOA when showing up  personally and professionally? What is DOA: Dead on Arrival or Dead on Attitude.

My questions to you are:

  • Are you Dead on Arrival?
  • Are you showing up to work, home, and life: filled-up to serve your clients, employer, and self?

Dead on Arrival vs. Daily Opportunity of Action

This past week I had the privilege of attending our Innovate Montana Symposium. Before going I set the intention with an end in mind. My end in mind was meeting people to help my clients in their next endeavors and a current project I am working on…

Posted by Selkirk Coaching and Training Group on Friday, July 14, 2017

 

I was ALIVE ON ARRIVAL! As humans we should show up with intention and ‘alive’ in everything we do. There are always the few who show up because they have to. These are the individuals I like to “light” up! Giving them other perspective and a reason for being there and how they add value.

Albert Schweitzer, “Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now-always.”

When I work with organizations in employee engagement we always start with a survey to see where the engagement needle is and the culture. I can say 99% of the time when engagement is low there is little trust and/or respect to and from leadership.

Here are a few steps to engaging yourself:

  • Discuss and outline your vision and navigate where you are going. The more people you share this with the more likely you will find the resources needed to launch to the next level.
  • Set exceptions by creating and modeling the who you want to show up in  your personal and professional life.
  • Connect with clients on personal level (i.e. paraphrase what they  have said, or remember your last conversation such as if they mentioned a soccer game ask them how it went)
  • Connect and collaboration with peers by setting parameters of expectation, timelines, etc. . .(this always resolves who is responsible for which task, and accountability for the entire team)
  • Connect with people by having one-on-ones (be candid and transparent where you are, and they will be candid and transparent where they are on projects, hurdles, and how they plan to overcome them) “I CAN’T RAISE THE BAR FOR OTHERS IF I HAVEN’T RAISED THE BAR FOR MYSELF.

The core of engagement is transparent humility (this is not showing employees or clients how to weep but to let them know you are human, everyone wants to know they are  on the team with someone who has heart)

 If you and your team are not making individual efforts , then everyone is DOA when they walk through the door every day. ~ Tracy Worley

 

Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.

Look Up & Out, 
Tracy Worley

Fire It Up Friday | 5

Summer 2017 Series Episode 5

Are the cool kids holding you back? Is comparison robbing you of joy?

You all have unique gifts and talents from your experience, knowledge, education, community, and so on. Your voice matters!

I challenge you to tap deeper into your hearts desires.

  • What is your heart yearning for?
  • Do you feel there is something else?
  • What do you hold back and/or not speak up about?
  • Are you stuck in comparing where you to where others are?

If you answered even a “maybe” it is time to dig deeper into your hearts desires and re-set your own course to joy and a fulfilled life. A known truth is your heart is never wrong.

Still not sure where to start? Join me here every Friday or contact us for resources for your unique need to step on out with your crow bar.

Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.

Look Up & Out, 
Tracy Worley

Posted by Selkirk Coaching and Training Group on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.

Look Up & Out, 
Tracy Worley

Fire It Up Friday | 1

Summer 2017 Series Episode 1

Summer is here! Even though Summer Solstice has not come yet; schools are letting out, sunshine is drawing us outdoors, and attention to goals diminish.

It is normal to have a hit of nostalgia and be drawn to the warmth of the sun. What I have found with clients and myself enjoying the summer; professional goals slide off track.

Summer Fire It Up Friday! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSCohort2017

Posted by Selkirk Coaching and Training Group on Friday, June 2, 2017

 

Here are a few things to consider to keeping your goals on track:

  1. One Word
    • Changing one word can change your world and vision for what is possible. Change up the statement “I plan” to “I will” or to ” I am”. Our minds are beautiful in setting sub-conscious intentions when we state what and where we want to be in current circumstance.
  2. Main Thing
    • Keep the main thing the main thing. You will have several higher objectives for the year and quarters. Look at your calendar and see if there are people, places, and things setting you off course of your main thing.
  3. Everything is Measurable
    • From phone calls, emails, social media, client satisfaction, team engagement, learning new skills, deleting old skills; everything is measurable.
    • Not sure how or what to measure? Let’s start a conversation and I can help you and it will help others too.

Remember, what you are passionate about is a calling. Are you stepping forward in word, main thing, and measurable’s to make it happen?

Thank you for joining me on our Summer Fire It Up Friday Series.

Look Up & Out, 
Tracy Worley

Customer Service IS Your Brand

Engaging clients in a meaningful way is your brand.

Did you know customer service is your brand?

This past week I experienced two significant customer service scenarios. As providers we forget clients are humans and remember first and foremost how we made them feel.

Your clients can and will purchase product/services from competitors. Clients will do so even if your competitor’s product is inferior to yours; where clients feel valued is where they will purchase.  

The first is I called our phone provider for service. I was on the phone for over 40 minutes with no resolution to our issue. At this juncture I had to jump off the call to make my coaching client call. I went to a local store for help and again no resolution. As a human being these are hours I cannot get back and “no” return on my time. How did I resolve our issue? I called the phone manufacture directly and they took care of me promptly, with care, and had a replacement the next day. We are now under serious consideration to move our business elsewhere as this company is consistent in not caring for clients.

The second customer service experience is with a direct product company. I have been a customer with them for about seven years and certainly have not spent as much money or years with them as I have with our phone provider. My experience with the call was prompt, courteous, and resolved my human-error issue without judgment. I received great care and concern for my order. I walked away with a huge return on my time as this conversation was less than 15 minutes and I felt like a winner.

Customer Service Reprieve From Earlier this WeekThere are companies you will go back to over and over. It is not because of the product it is always the people! Today once again an AMAZING customer experience with DoTerra; I ? you! Remember, engaging clients and community in meaningful way IS your sustainable business model.

Posted by Tracy Worley on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This brings me to your brand. How you and your employees show up is your brand and how referrals if any will be passed forward.  Here are a few things to consider:

  • Does your organization take action in what you say you will do?
  • Does your organization go out of your way to welcome clients?
  • Does your organization stay in contact with previous clients?
  • Does your organization empower your clients to succeed with your product and/or service?
  • How do clients feel when they have shopped or received your services?
  • Biggie! What are you and your employees posting on social media?

If you want to know more please feel free to reach out to us. We have several tools you could easily implement to glean client satisfaction. From here you can build a strategy for strong brand communication.

Look Up & Out,

Tracy Worley

That Woman | Super Powers Activate

You Have the Tools to Succeed; Step Forward

What or where are you holding back in life?

Sometimes you are not aware where barriers are present to step forward. Personally, I can go back to several significant levels of amazing things happening in my life.
There is a theme in how I stepped forward into new level of success, beautiful relationships, and so much more!
1. Afraid: I moved forward with trepidation anyway.
2. Super Powers: Once I moved forward the tools I needed activated within me or others would step up and give me their talents, gifts, and wisdom.
3. Humility: Being in humble heart, mind, and spirit allowed the space to grow and nurture; new beginnings, relationships, success, and community.

I will be sharing more tools to activate your Super Powers!
Look Up & Out,
Tracy Worley

That Woman | Super Powers ActivateVerna Shields Brady Shelly Wear Natalie Cox Mauer Deanna Worley Jennifer Itskos Sarah Elliott Curtiss Julie Pyne Anton Julie Richter Julie Maloney Kendra Sanford Emily Sanford Chris Sanford Tim Worley Cyndi Elliott Kristi Govertsen SonjaReeves SierraLake MichelleWealther | and so so so many other women and men dear to my ?! Your super powers activate in unique Harmony!

Posted by Tracy Worley on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Red Shoe 12th Day of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas 2016

“Break out of your silo; be seen and heard. Beat your drum, the world is waiting for you and what only you have to offer.”~ Tracy Worley

The 12th day of Christmas is Drummers Drumming! Wow, what a wonderful way to end 12 days of Christmas!

I love drums, which makes no sense because loud noise, music, or constant body booming bass makes my teeth hurt. As an adult I started drum lessons, as I wanted to know the mechanics of how beautiful beats are made.

My first Muppet crush was Monster. Yes, not Kermit but Monster! I am attracted to the freedom of his spirit, hair, and bold passion for making the beat! I now realize he had the right colors too, my favorite color is red. My drum set is also red.

You were created with your own beat, some call it vibration. God loves us so much he gave us gifts, passion, and heart for things no one else on this world has. Wherever you are right now reading this, look up and see the people sitting around you. What is their unique beat?

Currently I am sitting in a public coffee house working. As I look up I observe only one person who is beating authentically. It is a toddler dancing, eyes wondering, and smiling with love to everyone who will look. She is in her beat without reservation! The adults in the room are on their devices in a silo of consciousness. There are people in groups of two or more talking; their body language tells me the same thing. No one is sitting tall; people are slouching in posture and conversation so they do not stand out.

Am I guilty of being in a silo or slouching? I am happy to report no! The last few years I make it a habit to look up often and make eye contact with at least one person and smile. I have made it a life habit to take up the space around me to sit tall.

I want to encourage you to sit up, and step out of the silo! There are people in and around your beat who need you! Only you have the ability and opportunity to offer what you have to offer.

Here are a few ideas to play around with to find your beat. Some of you were not meant to be loud, however you were meant to send out your beat to help others no matter how loud.

  • What do people compliment you on?
    • Me? My smile. So I do it a lot. I do not have to say a word, my gift is a beautiful smile and it instantly lifts people.
  • What do you love to do? What do you lose track of time doing?
    • Me? Writing (when I am in the zone)
    • Coaching or Training others
    • Family (I can get so lost in family)

There are other things you can do to find your beat, passion, and gifts. I will save that for another day.

May God bless you into 2017.  May you find the freedom, passion, and boldness to beat your drums. The world is waiting for you.

Look Up and Out,

Tracy Worley

Red Shoe 11th Day of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas 2016

“Truth is the way to build comfort, passion, and a bold fiery spirit. Be bold and adventurous in truth; creating a conviction others will follow.”~ Tracy Worley

The 11th day of Christmas is eleven pipers piping. YIKES! I have shared my youthful images this far and going to share this one too. Any phrase with a piper, pied or otherwise takes my internal child mind imagery to the evil Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Oh, yes my mind goes there. The Child Catcher was able to find children just by sniffing them out and lured them with candy into a fanciful cart. This is one of the scariest memories for me, apparently other kiddo’s think so too as the Child Catcher is number 32 of 100 scariest movie moments.

Some say 11th day signifies the eleven devoted apostles. Brief overview of the apostles they all died a martyr’s death except for John. Jesus nicked named John and his brother “sons of thunder”. John and his brother had a fiery impetuous temper (Mark 3:17, Luke 9:54).

  • What are your scariest movie or life moments?
  • Where do you find comfort in the scariest of moments?
  • Are you on a rerun cycle watching and experiencing the scary parts over and over?
  • Where are you bold in your passion; are you in fiery spirit?

The Child Catcher and the eleven apostles run a parallel for me. The Child Catcher silenced the new. Children have the way with truth; “out of the mouths of babes”. The Apostles were silenced from speaking truth. The Apostles spoke Jesus’ truth.

Challenge: Moving into the beginning of the year where can you be boldly fierce? Where can you build fiery conviction in your goals, relationships, and beliefs?

For me, I am going to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bank again. Go back to my planning calendar and ensure there is fiery passion in everything I do. Remember if we do not set intention, we become part of someone else’s plan.

Look Up and Out,

Tracy Worley