“I need to get unstuck. I know that I could be living on a higher level of success and happiness,” my client Amanda said.
“I hear you,” I replied. At a certain point in our conversation, I asked, “Would you like to hear a little surprising idea that I learned from one of my mentors?”
“Sure,” Amanda said.
“Take a couple of ideas that you like individually. Then try some combinations,” I said. We went through a number of combinations. Amanda found some new ideas by trying this process.
Some time ago, I helped another client, Deborah, as I asked her this series of questions:
- Who do you want to help?
- What’s fun for you?
- Where do you want to go—that would be fun?
- How can you help some people heal and heal a part of yourself?
Based on her responses, I said, “It sounds like you want to guide women at a conference in Hawaii!”
“Yes! That would be … amazing!”
I call this process a “Combo-Miracle.” You combine ideas. Sometimes, you juggle the order.
Recently, I wanted to rename a keynote speech that I give at conferences and more.
One of my mentors, Jack Zufelt, known as the “Mentor to Millions”, suggested that I look at my books and combine some elements of the titles. In that spirit, I combined two titles of books I’ve written Soar! Nothing Can Stop You This Year and The Power of Confidence. [If you’re curious, you can read portions of those books on Amazon.com.]
What is the new speech title I now have? “Soar with Confidence.”
This process works for other decisions. For example, in a particular family, some wanted a vacation of hiking in the mountains, and other family members wanted to swim in the ocean. The Combo-Miracle solution was Hawaii—swimming and hiking available!
How can you use this process of a “Combo-Miracle”* in your life?
* P.S. This works because of the phenomenon that this is an AND-Universe. I even wrote about this with my book The Hidden Power of the AND-Universe.
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