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The Spots that Stop Us

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to talk about the topic of blind spots. Blind spots are those parts of ourselves that we are not fully conscious of that include our habits, thoughts, values, feelings, unseen traits etc. Most times, they are the causes that keep us from reaching our highest level of potential or reaching set goals in our families or in our organizations. Blind spots stop us from getting what we want. They can keep us from owning a home, graduating with a degree in the field we want or desire to be in, getting a promotion or finding the right person that could one day be our spouses.

So where did the term "blind spot" come from? Whenever light meets your eyes it enters through the pupils and then shines onto your retina. Inside your retina are photoreceptors. Photoreceptors are nerve cells that interpret light and trasmit the information to the brain. That's how you see. Everyone has a small area on their retina where there are no photoreceptors. This is what is called the "blind spot". What happens is that your brain estimates what should be in that area that is missingn and gives you a vision of what you see. The problem is that this is not an accurate reflection o what is reality. It may look to be right on the surface but it's really not. This is the concept of what we coaches call the blind spot of development.

The person that I am today is quite different than the young girl of my past. My blind spot discovery came when I kept being referred to as bossy and domineering. Of course, I didn't see what they were talking about because I could not see that blind spot. Since I have come to understand the concept and have commited myself to working with a personal coach to help in my development, I have overcome this obstacle as well as many other obstacles. I am now well on my way to helping others do the same.

Thank you for visiting LifeSeeds,

Have a great day!

Charise Lindsey

The Power of Pause

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Many times throughout my day I find myself pausing in the middle of a task or in the middle of a thought. But, is this a productive thing to do or is this pause causing detriment. Good question huh? People seem to have differing thoughts on this conundrum.  If you want my opinion, here it is. I think that a pause is a powerful instrument when used correctly, at the right time and with the right time length. For instance, pausing when you feel your mind begin to worry about something may prevent you from letting that worry take over your mind. When you pause you give your mind time to realign. When your mind has time to realign (reset) it can clear the clutter and let you focus on what is really "important". You have a chance to get a clear picture of the details without the dirt and clutter that doubts can create. At that point you are better able to leave the focus stage and begin taking the proper and alignable action needed and to immediately tackle the true and important issue at hand. Throwing thoughts in their correct bins of life will help you to focus on one area at a time. This keeps you from greater worries!

In contrast however, a pause at the wrong time and for too long could cause you to lose things of great value. To stop in the middle of momentum can push you back farther than you ever imagined. Most times this is the pause caused by fear. Be sure that your pause is meant to reset your mind, not to calm fear. Test the pause by asking yourself if the pause came from the deep gut feeling of fear or the slow thoughts of the mind.

There is power in pause!

From the desk of Charise Lindsey, Strategic Life Coach