Sunday, November 24, 2019

Empowering Ideas

"Instruction does much, 
but encouragement everything." 

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


Goethe also is quoted saying, "The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself."

So, what is the real value of encouragement? It is that we help someone else to restore belief in themselves.

Instruction is good. We all can use instruction, but what we crave more than anything is to be empowered within ourselves in confidence, and thereby, in joy.

This is the power of coaching. It is part instruction, yes, but it is more because it empowers those who partake in the coaching experience to expand and become more. Empowering people is the most generous gift from coaching.

If it is time for you to grow with a coach to become more empowered and to have more joy in your life, call 530-310-6123 and let's chat. Step one toward empowerment is reaching out.



Thursday, November 21, 2019

How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam


There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."

Monday, November 18, 2019

6 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future | Jack Canfield


It's important to remember that for every problem we face as a society, there are many brilliant people around the world working on solutions, which should give us a great deal of hope for the future. Here are 6 reasons to be optimistic about the future.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Getting the Help You Want and Need

"Help!
I need somebody.
Help!
Not just anybody.
Help!
You know I need someone.
Help!"

-- John Lennon and Paul McCartney




The song's first verse continues, "when I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way. But now these days are gone, I'm not so self-assured. Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors." I just love the last part of that verse: "now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors."

We all have a lot going on in my life and I also know that we can all use some help from time to time. Realizing and accepting that can be transforming.

Sometimes for a range of reasons, we may resist reaching out and stop looking for solutions to our perceived problems or our feeling of being stuck. Yet, by not reaching out, we are destined to stay in that place when asking for help could propel us to new and unknown heights and happiness.

Whether you want to grow your business, get on a more rewarding path personally, or just want some ideas to feel better about yourself, making a decision to reach out and ask for some help is a great thing to do.

Jennifer House Coaching can be of service when you are ready to reach out. Let us give you some clarity and a renewed perspective toward your goals and desires. Call 530-310-6123 and let's talk about it.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7 common questions about workplace romance | The Way We Work, a TED series


Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Be Gentle With Yourself

"Be gentle with yourself. 
You are a child of the universe 
no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here." 

-- Max Ehrmann 




Many times when we are trying to change something and continually failing to follow through, we may beat up on ourselves for failing one more time, renewing our vow to break through tomorrow. Until tomorrow arrives. In that new present, our current passion, habitual thought, or habitual activity seems so much more comfortable and enticing. Then, we get mad at ourselves again, reiterate our vow to change, and that process may go on for years.

Here's something that puts a different spin on all of that. It is this: stop beating myself up and start loving myself unconditionally. Beating myself up just reinforces a low self-image, imagining that I'm so weak that I cannot do as I want to do, and I do what is habitual instead. We are, after all, very habitual creatures. Habit is a benefit in our lives and it also can be a detriment. Nonetheless, beating myself is the worst thing I can do. It is not helpful, and it is not loving at all.

You can see this in the world where you're out and about and you hear a parent berating their child, yelling impatiently at them, telling them what they are doing wrong. You can hear it on the sidelines at ball games with angry coaches thinking that their loud angry voice is of benefit to the players. You can even find it in the workplace with angry bosses or supervisors yelling at their workers, and finally, we can hear it at home with our spouses from time to time. None of it helps.

No, none of it helps because it is reinforcing the pattern that is supposedly desiring of change. In other words, rather than leading us away from the thing we say we no longer want to do, or the behavior that is somehow "wrong," the verbal abuse simply makes that stand out more. It is the exact same thing within ourselves. Beating ourselves up only reinforces the so-called failing.

Imagine you're God and that you are a loving God. You invented unconditional love. You promote it. Now imagine looking at the failing you. You've failed to follow through or change one more time. As a loving God, are you going to lay on some guilt and anger, or will you lavish total peace with your unconditional love? What would that unconditional love feel like? It would feel pretty dang good, don't you think? You might even begin feeling good about yourself, feeling your value, loving your life, blessing your actions as okay.

Now, if you really wanted to change, as opposed to thinking you need to change, you have a far better chance at fulfillment with the love than with the chiding. Wouldn't you agree?

Next time you want to change something, whether it is to begin something and move in a new direction, or to let loose of something no longer desired, feel the love. You can do the pretending I'm God thing if you need a little more authority, but I am certain that a loving God taught us how to love ourselves. It's part of our DNA. We simply forget from time to time. Be gentle and loving with yourself. You're the only you that exists. You're special. A loving God created you. Take joy in that. More love in the world begins with us loving ourselves.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series


As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Kindness Is Contagious

"When you have the choice 
to be right, or to be kind, 
choose to be kind." 

-- Wayne Dyer 



Here are a few good questions: How often does being right actually serve you? How often does being right serve those you love? How often does being right serve you at work? How often does being right serve you with your children? How often does being right serve you with your spouse? How often does being right serve those around you?

How about this? How often does being kind actually serve you? How often does being kind serve those you love? How often does being kind serve you at work? How often does being kind serve you with your children? How often does being kind serve you with your spouse? How often does being kind serve those around you?

Kindness is contagious!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reaching Out To Help Grow Your Business


Group training is one of the areas that I specialize in. By engaging in regular, structured conversation with a "client": an individual or team who is within a business, profit or nonprofit organization, institution or government and who is the recipient of business coaching a business coach can take your business from where it is now to where the business owner wants it to be.

A business coach will assist and guide the business owner in running a business by helping them clarify the vision of their business and how it fits in with their personal goals.

Call Jennifer House to discuss your business needs at 530.310.6123

Monday, October 28, 2019

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure


Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Acknowledge Your Positive Past

"Acknowledge Your Positive Past:
Because the brain more easily remembers events that were
accompanied by strong emotions, most people underestimate
and underappreciate the number of successes they've had
in relation to the number of failures, they've had.
One of the ways to counteract this phenomenon is
to consciously focus on and celebrate your successes."

-- Jack Canfield, Principle 26 
of The Success Principles




Jack Canfield's book, The Success Principles, contains 64 principles to success and all are short enough to read in a few minutes, come back any time, or just open the book where ever you might like and pull out a gem of wisdom.

This principle is great because he says that we are trained in this pattern early with our parents and in grade school. A lot of people get upset if we don't perform properly and punish us or yell at us to help guide us to do better, but what really happens is we become more emotionally involved in the failures and that makes it seem sometimes that we have more failure than success.

Jack says, "the sad truth is that we all have many more victories than failures--it's just that we set the bar too high for what we call a success." He goes on to talk about a participant in one of his programs who told that he left Iran to Germany where he learned the language and became an auto mechanic. Then he had the opportunity to come to America, learn English and was learning how to be a welder, but he thought he was not a success. Come to find out, his idea of success was having a home in Beverly Hills and driving a luxury car! Yet, to many others his life was an ongoing massive success.

Jack talks about creating a Victory Log, which can be a fancy leather-bound diary or an inexpensive common spiral notebook. It is just a tool where you record your successes or victories regardless of the size of them to later show how many you have. Success needs to be reinforced.

He adds to display your success on a success wall and look at it often. Make it so that your successes, however minor they may seem initially get the attention they deserve, or rather, you deserve, to create in each of us a stronger and more risk-taking self-esteem. It's not about bragging, it's about putting things in perspective. We may as well let our successes lead the way.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell


Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure


In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

No Such Things As Business Ethics?

"When people go to work 
they shouldn't have to 
leave their hearts at home." 

 -- Betty Bender 




It's easy to get caught up in the idea that this isn't personal, it's just business. It's as if we can somehow get out of our human bodies and become this other entity called a business. That seems ridiculous to even think about.

Leadership master, John C Maxwell published a little book in 2003 with a very interesting title. The title is There's No Such Thing As Business Ethics. In the preface, he says, "There are no such things as business ethics--there's only ethics. People try to use one set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life, and still another at home with their family. That gets them into trouble. Ethics is ethics. If you desire to be ethical, you live it by one standard across the board."

In the second chapter, John Maxwell discusses one of the greatest guidance systems ever conceived: The Golden Rule. It is commonly stated as doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. 

Following your heart and living by The Golden Rule? Isn't that the same thing?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar


"A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts," says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the mysterious ways our emotions impact the health of our hearts -- causing them to change shape in response to grief or fear, to literally break in response to emotional heartbreak -- and calls for a shift in how we care for our most vital organ.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Transforming The Wall Into A Pathway

"Everything in your life is there
as a vehicle for your transformation. 
Use it!" 

-- Ram Dass 




Some may go to a powerful motivational event and come out feeling transformed, and in some cases, it might last, but Tony Robbins says it will only last if they develop renewed strategies and daily rituals that will move their lives forward in a more effective, and pleasing way.

We all have walls, I think. We build them to protect ourselves. Some were built at a very young age, others have been built in the interim. None of the walls are really helpful for our psyche, and coming to the conclusion that something needs to change can lead us on a path toward transformation. Once transformed, it is a little like being born again, and now if we don't want to go back where we were, we need a new focus toward how we live in the moment and where we are going from here.

It seems that we all want change but we may unconsciously resist it at the same time. We want better, but we get to a point where holding on to our familiar pain has become a badge of courage, a treasured blanket, our favorite hiding place, and more. We then see change as hard. We feel that breaking down those walls is too much for us. These are all illusions, of course. We only have to give ourselves permission to let go and to move into a more pleasant and fulfilling place. Others can help us do that by reminding us that we do have that power and then encouraging us to make use of it.

It may be time to let go and transform! And, what can often be a huge benefit is reaching out to someone who can help you improve your perspective and support your transformation. Call Jennifer House at 530-310-6123 and let's start the dialog. Who knows? It could be a life-changing decision!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Love Them Anyway.

"People are often
unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may
accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest,
people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness,
people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today
may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway."

-- Mother Teresa




It is so easy to use other people and what they do, what they like and dislike, their opinions and beliefs as excuses for us stepping outside our own personal integrity.

Better to lose everyone else's respect than our own for ourselves. Act on your own conclusions of what is right and be led with a clear heart.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Accomplish Everything With Mini Habits


Most of us don't manage to do everything we want to do in any given day. We only have a certain amount of time and energy, so some things inevitably get left behind. Can you manage practicing the piano, reading books, meditating, and exercising every single day, while working a day job?
I can and you could as well. Today, I would like to share a method I’ve found to be extremely helpful for managing all these competing goals.
It's called: Mini habits.

Want to learn more about this topic? Get the book "Mini Habits" by Stephen Guise.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Enhance. Empower. Encourage. Embrace.


Life coaching is a relationship between a client, working together with an accredited life coach, designed to tap into your full potential. The perfect life coach can help you reach your biggest goals and dreams.

  • Work-life balance
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Goal setting - Implementing healthy goals & eliminating toxic habits
  • Eliminating limiting beliefs
  • Maintaining focus
  • Breaking barriers
  • Individual coaching
  • Group training - specializing in constructive, productive communication personally and professionally
Some of my coachings is in partnership with The Butterfly Element. Their Mission is to Enhance, Empower, Encourage and Embrace families who are in a transition period due to downsizing, moving or reorganizing their lives. We provide them with services to help put forth the steps of reinvention for their future.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Benefits Of Reaching Out Can Be Life-Changing


We all have a lot going on in my life and I also know that we can all use some help from time to time. Realizing and accepting that can be transforming.

Sometimes for a range of reasons, we may resist reaching out and stop looking for solutions to our perceived problems or our feeling of being stuck. Yet, by not reaching out, we are destined to stay in that place when asking for help could propel us to new and unknown heights and happiness.

Whether you want to grow your business, get on a more rewarding path personally, or just want some ideas to feel better about yourself, making a decision to reach out and ask for some help is a great thing to do.

Jennifer House Coaching can be of service when you are ready to reach out. Let us give you some clarity and a renewed perspective toward your goals and desires. Call 530-310-6123 and let's talk about it.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

How Powerful Is One Act Of Kindess?


This is a great old video that demonstrates how one act of kindness to someone that you don't even know and have never met can be. This is true not only of the one the kindness was given but the ripple effects of all those that no one would have guessed could have benefitted. The ripple movement can last for years from one simple act of kindness.

A simple act of kindness? Truly, there is nothing simple about the effects of kindness. It is often miraculous.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

When do kids start to care about other people's opinions? | Sara Valenci...


Drawing on her research into early childhood development, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto investigates when (and how) children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others -- and explores what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. (Watch for cute footage of sneaky toddlers.)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Belief Is A Powerful Thing

"We have all a better guide in ourselves,
if we would attend to it,
than any other person can be."

-- Jane Austen




Believing in ourselves, and in our own wisdom to guide our own lives, even ignoring or discounting what others tell us makes all the difference in how we flow through life and in our work.

I love how Jane says it so well. Swami Vivekananda takes it a step or two further in saying, "If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished." Another author, e. e. cummings fills in some color by saying, "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

I've seen firsthand what that calm, confidence looks and acts like, and it is rather like even forgetting oneself because the confidence level is such that there is no need to focus there; almost as if it is a given. Joseph Campbell captured that thought this way: "When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."

And, one more empowering thought for you this day from Thomas A. Edison:

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."

Friday, September 13, 2019

How to Become More Productive | Jack Canfield


Have you ever wondered how to increase productivity? Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or just trying to be more productive on any given day, I have 5 tips to help you become an all-around more productive person.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) - Brian Christian


Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively — and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives. Lesson by Brian Christian, animation by Adriatic Animation.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results


If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how you can make that happen right now, or tomorrow. The question is: "What habits can I put into place that will allow that end goal to manifest itself?"

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Coaching Is The Art Of Empowerment

"Instruction does much, 
but encouragement everything." 

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


Goethe also is quoted saying, "The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself."

So, what is the real value of encouragement? It is that we help someone else to restore belief in themselves.

Instruction is good. We all can use instruction, but what we crave more than anything is to be empowered within ourselves in confidence, and thereby, in joy.

This is the power of coaching. It is part instruction, yes, but it is more because it empowers those who partake in the coaching experience to expand and become more. Empowering people is the most generous gift from coaching.

If it is time for you to grow with a coach to become more empowered and to have more joy in your life, call 530-310-6123 and let's chat. Step one toward empowerment is reaching out.



Sunday, September 1, 2019

A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way. Let It Begin With Me. Today.

"Kindness is a language
which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see."

-- Mark Twain


Sharing some beautiful thoughts on the subject of kindness. Imagine a family that is kind to one another. Imagine a business that is kind to all employees and customers. Imagine a world living every day in kindness to one another. Let it begin with me!

Henry James said this about kindness: "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind."

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth


Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Coaching To Help You Reach Your Biggest Goals and Dreams


Life coaching is a relationship between a client, working together with an accredited life coach, designed to tap into your full potential. The perfect life coach can help you reach your biggest goals and dreams.

  • Work-life balance
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Goal setting - Implementing healthy goals & eliminating toxic habits
  • Eliminating limiting beliefs
  • Maintaining focus
  • Breaking barriers
  • Individual coaching
  • Group training - specializing in constructive, productive communication personally and professionally
Some of my coachings is in partnership with The Butterfly Element. Their Mission is to Enhance, Empower, Encourage and Embrace families who are in a transition period due to downsizing, moving or reorganizing their lives. We provide them with services to help put forth the steps of reinvention for their future.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Keep Your Goals To Yourself | Derek Sivers


After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone -- but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Secrets of Success in 8 Words, 3 Minutes | Richard St. John


Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Encourage One Another

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, 
applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, 
and encourage them in their pursuits. 
When we all help one another, everybody wins."

-- Jim Stovall




I highly recommend that each of us encourage each other. There is nothing quite like it to show that you care, your love, your interest, and it can even boost performance dramatically in business. It must be sincere, and that will be easy because there is so much potential in each of us, that we have barely scratched the surface in all of the human time on earth.

It's far better to catch someone doing something well and compliment them than to catch them missing the mark and chastise them. In many business environments, too many people look for what is wrong in another's word or deed. That same thing happens in the home as well--especially with children. We are all better served as encouragers rather than correctors.

There are all kinds of ways to encourage each other, and the easiest is just saying something nice and uplifting to people you live with, work with or meet. Compliment something about them, tell them something they did or are doing that is special and good, or well done. Something as simple as, you have a beautiful smile is good. It doesn't take much, but it holds huge meaning to them. Get started today. You won't regret a single second of it. And, you might find that you receive far more benefit than the person you are encouraging.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Little More Kindness, Please!

"No kind action ever stops with itself. 
One kind action leads to another. 
Good example is followed. 
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, 
and the roots spring up and make new trees. 
The greatest work that kindness does to others 
is that it makes them kind themselves."

-- Amelia Earhart




Ain't it the truth. You already know it. You know when you act with kindness that you feel great and that you can see on the face of the other that they feel great too. The thing we don't see is how that feels great feeling is passed on by that other person throughout their day or even into days ahead.

Let us brush off our dusty kindness and bring the value of sharing that universally to bear on each other, including our world leaders. Kahlil Gibran said, "Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."

"The Smallest Act Of Kindness Is Worth More Than The Greatest Intention." -- Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts


Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Second Chances | Zephan Low | TEDxYouth@Punggol


Zephan shares his experience of how he changed from being a hot-tempered boy to a calmer and happier child when he learned the power of forgiveness. Zephan is a 10-year-old boy who learned to control his emotions with the support of his family, friends, and teachers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Choose Amazing Today!

"Dogs do not know it is Monday. 
To them, it is only today. 
It is only now." 

-- Alan Cohen 



One of the most notorious acts a human being can do is to label everything. And, yet, we do, don't we? One of the side effects of labeling is the association. Now that there is a label, we can freely associate this label with anything we choose. How we associate with this label determines how we will feel about it. Guess who gets to choose?

Choose amazing today!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Ask And Receive. Very Powerful Advice.

"A strong man cannot help a weaker
unless that weaker is willing to be helped. 
And even then the weak man
must become strong of himself. 
He must, by his own efforts, 
develop the strength which he admires in another. 
None but himself can alter his condition."

- James Allen, 
As A Man Thinketh




This quote demonstrates clearly what must happen to change. Willingness. There are many who do not have it and don't want to be a part of it because they think it may show weakness. This quote from James Allen indicates to me that being weak with willingness is really strength needing a touch of guidance--that willingness is a strength.

It is that strength that the last line finds its truth: "None but himself can alter his condition." From that realization, we need only a willingness and at long last a decision. It is this catalyst that focuses the strength into power.

There is a very popular Bible verse, "Ask and ye shall receive." The word 'Ask' is a sincere willingness and it demonstrates strength and determination.

Next time you need help with an issue or situation, receive your strength from your willingness to ask for help. It is the best way to receive! "None but himself can alter his condition."

When you are ready to ask, give Jennifer House a call at 530-310-6123 and let us together get you the help you need to move forward in joy.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round

"The most profound way 
to practice releasing resistance 
is to see clearly 
how we don't want to let it go." 

-- Gabrielle Bernstein 




Often when we are learning or expanding on a thing or our thinking, we feel that we fail to be perfect at it, even for the level we have achieved, and so we can beat on ourselves about failing, missing the mark, not being there yet, or whatever. Gabrielle says that "we can forgive ourselves for not doing things perfectly, and we can forgive ourselves for holding on to old patterns. Honoring this shadow side of ourselves is the way to heal our resistance." 

Gabrielle adds, "Our happiness is a direct reflection of how quickly we can restore our fear back to love. . . The miracle isn't how well we avoid fear; the miracle is how quickly we return to love."

As I go through my day, and I feel that low vibration of a fearful thought, such as anger, resentment, disappointment, and such, when I realize or become aware what I am thinking by paying attention to how I am feeling, I can accept and honor that, and then, I can choose again. I can choose love.

It's kind of like going fast on a merry-go-round, then getting off and trying to walk a straight line. We may be caught up in it for the moment, but in a very short time, we can return to clarity and better control.

We're here to support you as you decide to get off the merry-go-round. It is an empowering decision. Call Jennifer House at 530-310-6123 and let's see what we can do together.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Becoming A Butterfly.

"Beautiful are those
whose brokenness gives birth
to transformation and wisdom."

-- John Mark Green




I don't imagine that butterflies struggle to become butterflies, which is something so much different than what they were. I think that they simply are that, it is fully accepted, and look at what comes of that. We need not struggle either; albeit, we often have done so.

To move beyond our own historical acceptance, we may need to become broken. That doesn't mean that we need to struggle. Being broken can be such a wonderful thing because in so doing we break through those barriers of historical agreements like a chick breaking out of its egg to see life from a different, and most often enlightened perspective.

Without the brokenness, we remain in the egg so to speak. As we are willing to change, we are invited to break some of those false barriers that we have accepted and expand our world accordingly.

It reminds me of holding on to a tetherball and as it goes round and round, tighter and closer to the pole, and then away again, we are never any further away from that pole than the length of the rope attached to it and the ball we hold on to.

It may be time to let go and transform! And, what can often be a huge benefit is reaching out to someone who can help you improve your perspective and support your transformation. Call Jennifer House at 530-310-6123 and let's start the dialog. Who knows? It could be a life-changing decision!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ignoring The Odds. Taking Charge!

"Nothing reduces the odds against you 
like ignoring them."

-- Robert Brault




It takes a brave person to focus on what they want, or where they are going, or what they are doing and ignore what anyone else thinks about that. What are odds anyway? Like who is making them? Shawn the Canadian? Tommy the Geek? America's Got Talent?

How many times was JK Rowling turned down before Harry Potter became a household name? How many times did Babe Ruth strike out? Or Hank Aaron? How many times did Edison try for the light bulb before he made it? The list goes on and on and on of people who ignored the odds and did it anyway. Foolish? Depends on your point of view, but it obviously wasn't the people who made it through.

No. You just have to want it enough. Just enough, to ignore the barriers, the odds, the Geek Squads--all of them. The odds are in your favor as you decide that they are. You are in charge. Only you.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Why Not You?

"Why not you?"

-- Steve Maraboli




Steve Maraboli continues:

"Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?

Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?

Today, for many the burden of self-doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?

Today is a new day! Many will seize this day. Many will live it to the fullest. Why not you?"

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit | Judson Brewer


Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Moving Energy!

"The world is full of magic things, 
patiently waiting for our senses 
to grow sharper."

-- W. B. Yeats 




What is the purpose of intention? To move Energy. So let's do some right now. Say this with me:

Today, I will experience some magic. 
I will be alert to all that goes on around me, 
and I will be delighted and amazed. 

Now that the Energy has lined up with your intention, all you need do is pay attention.

Ask, and you will receive!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Reaching Out Is A Good Thing!

"Help!
I need somebody.
Help!
Not just anybody.
Help!
You know I need someone.
Help!"

-- John Lennon and Paul McCartney




The song's first verse continues, "when I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody's help in any way. But now these days are gone, I'm not so self-assured. Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors." I just love the last part of that verse: "now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors."

We all have a lot going on in my life and I also know that we can all use some help from time to time. Realizing and accepting that can be transforming.

Sometimes for a range of reasons, we may resist reaching out and stop looking for solutions to our perceived problems or our feeling of being stuck. Yet, by not reaching out, we are destined to stay in that place when asking for help could propel us to new and unknown heights and happiness.

Whether you want to grow your business, get on a more rewarding path personally, or just want some ideas to feel better about yourself, making a decision to reach out and ask for some help is a great thing to do.

Jennifer House Coaching can be of service when you are ready to reach out. Let us give you some clarity and a renewed perspective toward your goals and desires. Call 530-310-6123 and let's talk about it.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Let It Start With Me!

"All my life I have tried to 
pluck a thistle and plant a flower
wherever the flower would grow 
in thought and mind." 

-- Abraham Lincoln



Get a few million people doing this and it is a very different planet!

Let it start with me!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Life Coaching by Jennifer House


Life coaching is a relationship between a client, working together with an accredited life coach, designed to tap into your full potential. The perfect life coach can help you reach your biggest goals and dreams.

  • Work-life balance
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Goal setting - Implementing healthy goals & eliminating toxic habits
  • Eliminating limiting beliefs
  • Maintaining focus
  • Breaking barriers
  • Individual coaching
  • Group training - specializing in constructive, productive communication personally and professionally
Some of my coachings is in partnership with The Butterfly Element. Their Mission is to Enhance, Empower, Encourage and Embrace families who are in a transition period due to downsizing, moving or reorganizing their lives. We provide them with services to help put forth the steps of reinvention for their future.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July!


Happy Independence Day to all of my friends and clients. We wish you the best as you celebrate with your friends and family.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

This is what makes employees happy at work | The Way We Work, a TED series


There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ignoring The Idea Of Failure

"The ability to innovate is at the heart of creativity--
a vital component in success. University of Houston
professor Jack Matson recognized that fact and
developed a course that his students came to call
"Failure 101." In it, Matson assigns students to build
mock-ups of products that no one would ever buy.
His goal is to get students to equate failure
with innovation instead of defeat."

-- John C Maxwell, 
From his book, Failing Forward




Innovation and the concept of being the best we can be is at the heart of my there's-no-such-thing-as-competition philosophy. Who has time to look around at what others are doing when you're so busy doing yourself?

And innovation is always looking at things in different ways, backward, forward, inside out, upside down, up close and off in the distance. Consider this quote by R. Buckminster Fuller about innovation: "Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value." I think that is a fascinating thought.

I love that quote by Mr. Fuller because it is like a Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs way of looking at innovation: people love doing the strangest, but most necessary things that most of us choose to never think about. Pollution is certainly one of those things, and learning to love pollution is a way to find a solution that creates value from something previously with a minus value. Innovation will never occur by ignoring the problem, but looking at it completely differently.

The worst thing to hear is some version of, "that's the way we've always done it." There are lots of versions on that theme. Innovation requires two things: one, a letting go of previously held truths, and two, an opening of the mind to perhaps radically different ideas. Of course, the ideas need not necessarily be radically different in order to be innovative, but many certainly will be, such as the case with pollution becoming of value.

Monday, June 24, 2019

3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed


When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Too Late? Nah!

"A person is limited
only by the thoughts that he chooses." 

-- James Allen 




"No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here's a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages

1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn't stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on "Bright Eyes."
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul McCartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the Tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures "David" and "Pieta" by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech "I Have a Dream."
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
39) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
40) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
41) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
42) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
43) Jack LaLanne at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
44) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President"

 --Pablo.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Celebrating All Of It

"The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate."

-- Oprah Winfrey



Don't forget to celebrate the things that didn't work so well. There are celebrations to be had in every event. Some of our biggest failures may actually have been huge successes once we can see how with more clarity. It is all in the point of view. You get to see what you choose to see and that is our reality. How about choosing to see growth, improvement, fun, love, friendship, helping others?