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Excuse me as I contain my excitement…

I am so excited to include my hometown school district in my post, today. Where I attended high school. But wait my great great grandfather went to school here as well. And both sides of my family…great grandparents, aunts, uncles, parent, my husband, myself & my children all attended Trimble County Schools!

Anyways, I was allowed to speak to the Trimble County Board of Education recently. If I could demonstrate how excited I was…you would see me doing twenty kart wheels in a row (which I don’t do much anymore lol).

However, I typed my ‘discussion’ or ‘ ‘speech’ because one of the many lessons I have learned from Toastmasters, is to be prepared. Also I learned that no one ever entirely sticks to the prepared topic. In other words it is kind of a trick of the trade…prepare, rehearse, repeat…then sometimes everything vanishes from your brain and you ‘wing it.’

One, rule I hadn’t learned yet…YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A NERVOUS WRECK WHEN RETURNING TO HOME!

Yes, I am screaming that to assist all my fellow professional speakers and beginners. This should have been in the ‘Ice Breaker’ instructions.

I mean I have given several ‘talks’ and/or ‘speeches’ throughout my lifetime. But this small group proved to be my greatest challenge yet. I spent more time on preparing their 15 minutes of instruction, than I have for several different speeches, in one week. I was literally sweating bullets!

At the end I was ready to wrap up, I felt extremely confident about the information I shared and then I began to tell another story! Like what?

Despite all of that, my ‘talk’ went pretty well. I at least provided them with a positive vision for Trimble County School District. (Even if I forgot to stop when my point was made.)

Therefore, I am dedicating some of my postings to schools. Yes, I will be highlighting our beautiful district. However, all of these tips can apply to your school district.

Please share, all I ask is for you to tell others that you read about this on Livelove & Carry On.

Thank you for reading! Thank you for sharing this life with me!

Let’s create the vision we want to see…TOGETHER, and then the world will be a brighter place for you and me!!!!

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Do Not Judge Me for You Know Not of What I’ve Suffered…

As the man shouts out for justice and answers, about his missing daughter…He screams he shouts I want to only know…

As the woman spouts racial slurs and utilizes offensive language towards the woman in blue…not because she is black or white but because she wears the same color as the man who shot her daddy.

As the young boy lashes out and kills another because all he knows is violence and rage.

As the young person writes their goodbye letters in shame for wanting to leave their loved ones behind and take their own life, in hopes to relieve the pain from the battle in their head.

Do not judge me for you know not of what I’ve suffered. You know not of my deep sorrow, pain, suffereing, and heartbreak.

Oh my friend, but I do. For all who have walked have first fallen. All who have gained have suffered loss. All who have lived must die.

Do not judge me for you know not of what I’ve suffered…

Instead join with me to celebrate that you have lived! Embrace your knowledge, share your gifts and leave the judgement and pain to the past lessons learned.

How does your vision compare to your living?

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Trimble County School District…Parents, students, educators, Board of Education, and whoever else cares about this topic!

It has come to my attention that enrollment has dropped which equals a reduction in funding. Some people are upset about this financial decision. First let me say, I am so sorry our beautiful community is having some struggles with a decline in population. However, to answer those questions posted on Facebook about why? why? why? The issue at hand must first be addressed. 

Please take a look at this situation with a different perspective. Instead of pointing fingers at leaders and/or elected officials. Ask yourself, do you truly believe that the heart and spirit of this community can be destroyed by one small group of people? Your board of education do not have ill intentions. They are simply reacting to the circumstances. 

What about you? What is your community vision? How do you want to see Trimble County in twenty years? Have you sat down and thought about it? 

Over the past year, I have had the privilege to experience yet another beautiful place, Kansas City. However, my heart will always be deep-rooted in that little piece of heaven. No, I haven’t always felt or realized how precious my home is, but I do now! 

Therefore, I ask of you to be the light. Be the solution. Create a vision of how you want to see Trimble County School District. What could our leaders and board of education ‘do’ to assist in the building up of our schools? Rather than pointing out the obvious, lower enrollment – money= one less position. Begin today to think and create. 

Create a school you would be proud of! Create a vision of our community in twenty years. Will we continue to exist? That’s up to you. 

I remember being on the board of education and listening to the complaints of this parent or that citizen. My thoughts were always, “How would you ‘fix’ this problem?”

Take a moment to try this simple activity…

Look at something you have been complaining about…

Anyhing…

Now visualize what the other person or organization could do to help the image in your head look and feel better. 

Trimble County you may be small. You may be frustrated at this time. But I promise you have POTENTIAL!

It will take all of us to illuminate the wonderful qualities of our piece of heaven. Please, begin today to create a beautiful vision and begin to share it with others. Before long these issues will be a thing of the past.

You are wonderful.

Written by: Teena Drake

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I think I can; I know I can…

Most people have read the Little Engine that could. I know, I would even refer to it while educating eighth graders or teaching sales associates, how to reach their personal quota. However, this past weekend, my experience, cleared the muddy waters or concepts behind this fabulous story!

You see, anytime I was coaching I would say look at the end result and go for that finish line. Which is one hundred percent normal for a coach. As we timed each runner in their event we would refer to their ending time and ask, can you beat that? After all, Track is all about who crosses that finish line first. I would run as fast as I could and cheer, “I think you can, I think you can…Come On You can do it, just look at that finish line, it is right there!!! (Ending with) I know you can! I know you can!”

Exasperated, I would check with John or Dad, for time and let them know where they were and where they needed to be! Does this sound normal to you? Of course it does as a coach you are to bring them up to their best potential and motivate them to complete the task, improve upon the last one and visualize the positive results is your job. However, if I chose to do that type of coaching again I would reverse their thoughts and my technique.

Why? You ask? Becuase although we had several qualify and attend state, once we arrived the goal or end result became overwhelming and several of them struggled.

Back to My lesson and then you will understand. As Eric and I rode bicycles, we would come upon some steep hills. He would shift down to second or even first gear and ride like the wind. (Of course he was demonstrating how necessary it is for me to have gears) Me, on the other hand, would begin pushing, panting, standing up and usually stop mid hill, exhausted. Though, I will say, I never walked and pushed my bike. Instead, I would look right in front of me about two feet and begin pedaling.

Pedaling, pedaling, pedaling slowly sometimes almost coming to a complete stop! Wobbling back and forth…hang on! I would say you can do this, you can do this.

My pep talk or phrase to myself became almost like a cheer/chant/song I would say out loud.

“You already know the end, all you have to see is, two feet & your free!”

I know that seems weird, but in the midst of the struggle it became, “2 feet in front of me is all you gotta see.”

Over and over again I would chant/cheer, “Two feet in front of me is all I gotta see… (push the pedals with all my might) Two feet in front of me is all I gotta see… (again, but a little louder)…Two feet in front of me is all I gotta see!”

I tested it time and time again. We would approach a hill and if I would ride, starring at the top; I NEVER MADE IT, without stopping! However, if I glanced at the top (or end result) I would take a snap shot of the path, quickly glance where others could be, ensure I could avoid any Big surprises and proceed. (All of that preparing was not a strict plan it was just a glance. So if I had to veer off the path, I would still arrive at my final deatination)

Next, I would look two feet ahead of me, glance behind me and take off!!! Push with the right, then the left. Breathe…inhale, exhale, inhale exhale. Focus on your breathing, Teena. And when I thought I couldn’t go anymore, I wasn’t strong enough, I would push even harder and cheer, “Two feet in front of me is all I gotta see!”(again)

“Two feet in front of me is all I gotta see…two feet in front of me is all I gotta see!”

Sometimes I would throw in the full mantra, but mostly I just concentrated on turning the wheels two times and moving two feet.

Isn’t this true in everything we do! I never understood why @The Little Engine that Could, began with, “I think I can.”

I do now! If he had looked at the end result the entire time he might not have made it to the the toys, on the other side of the mountain. Instead he began with just right then, right where he was at that time. He didn’t transition to, I know I can, until he had reached at least one major hurdle and enjoyed the journey along the way.

Anything you want to do big or small! Know the end result or goal, feel it for a split second. Then begin to take one step, then the next. You do not want to miss the delicious journey along the way, so you can bask in the glorious warmth and good feeling at the top.

Back to track. I love track as a sport! Because it focuses your brain to improve you for your own personal record. If you are a coach try not to focus on the end quite as much, but rather visualize the end and improve by only seeing two feet ahead, two days, two hours, or even two seconds!

You can get thru, accomplish or achieve anything you want! If you are depressed, struggling with addiction or just wanting to pedal to the top of a hill, you can do it! The key is to see it and break it down into smaller, manageable pieces!

God Bless!

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Movie Kind of Weekend

As I curl up to watch one of my all time favorite movies Bruce Almighty! It becomes clear it is a perfect analogy of you get what you ask for. Think about it there are only two rules 1. You can’t tell anyone you are God and trust me you don’t want that attention. 2. Can’t mess with Free Will And he responds with can I ask Why? God responds with, yes you can ask why, that’s the beauty of it!

The next few scenes are exact demonstrations of the law of attraction, everything he asked or anything anyone else asked for, they received. If they were not goal setting they could be aimlessly controlled. Jim Carrey in his character Bruce Almighty, shows us how simplistic life can be and joyous. But just like we can not truly control all the choices our children will make neither can God (was one of their messages). Therefore, our only choice is to set goals that make us happy and create the emotional attachment we desire. They even utilize funny, blaten symbolism to show how silly we are because we constantly have signs showing us the BEST path for us. Yet, we choose to say, “Oh no, I don’t need any help or I couldn’t deserve that good of a life or to be that happy.”

How many times can you remember making a choice you didn’t feel good about and it turned out to be a disaster? Or a decision that felt so right for you and even though some people questioned you, you knew like you knew. No matter what when you made that decision you knew it was right for you. Guess what? It turned out perfect or even better than you expected, didn’t it?

It’s because you made a decision on how you feel, it made you feel happy.

I have written it before and I will write it again and again and again….

Life is meant to live to feel good, be happy, enjoy, experience, fulfillment and much more. Set your goals and then enjoy the journey. The events along your road to success are fun and extraordinary.

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‘Be Happy’

Fear? Worry? Anger and Resentment? 

I love you! Those three words can carry an emotional attachment that creates fear and worry depending on how you feel. Yes, I am continuing to discuss ways to feel your way to happiness.

What about finding the love of my life? I want to have love! I want to love and be loved! How can I have that? This may appear to be too simple. However, the few steps I am about to explain are simple and follow the same guidelines as the Universal Law Like Begets Like. 

Step one: stop wallowing with the pigs!!! Meaning we all know he or she hurt you and they are crazy and you are damaged and and and and!!! How many times have you told the story? Each time you tell the story it continues to create and recreate the negative emotion and feeling. All people have a toxic person float in and hopefully out of their lives. The difference is when you are living in the now and making decisions based on the emotional attachment of the outcome; you will choose the easiest, funnest, most peaceful route naturally. But, your so focused on what has been you continue to stay at that low frequency. Which is why I say stop wallowing with the pigs.

Step two: Take time to fall in love with you! I know most have heard you can only love someone as much as you love yourself. My daughter,Nancy, said, “It depends on how broken you are when entering the relationship. You must mend first before you can be in a healthy relationship!” 

Find what you love about you and focus on those items! The things you don’t like about yourself will begin to improve because you continue to focus on your strengths.

Step Three: Create the relationship you want in your mind. How does your partner treat you? See it, feel it visualize and believe it. I promise they will come into your life. If you will feel it. Also accept that you are worthy of love. You are loveable!!!! You deserve a kind, caring, loving partner because that is the KIND of partner you are.

Step Four: if you do not feel love for yourself re-evaluate take time to learn what you love about yourself and focus on that. Tell your concious mind to hush if it begins to throw negative what If’s at you. (Remember that is the job of the concious mind, it is to protect you by retrieving information from your paradigm. Therefore, understand you must continually tell it nooo this time is different because I am different. I am not that past lack of confidence sad disturbed hated life person anymore!! But I thank you for always trying to protect me) then proceed forward with your love for you and in a brief amount of time your partner will appear. They will compliment you and it will be exactly how you visualized it! 

Create your own reality!! Speak about the exciting events unfolding in your life. Choose to live and feel your way to happiness! 

God Bless You!! 

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