Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Today has not been my best day. Luckily, I’ve been holding on to some old treasure for just such an occasion. In this video I read some notes from other people for the first time in almost four years.


Don’t hesitate to throw your knapsack over the wall, and keeping filling people’s buckets.

Happy Knapsack

This is the children’s book that inspired the bucket filling exercise. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Alleviating PTSD Symptoms

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) seems to be everywhere in recent years. Since 60% of men and 50% of women will experience at least one trauma in their life, it isn’t much of a surprise.

PTSD is a mental health problem that may develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It could begin as upsetting memories, a feeling of being on edge, or trouble sleeping. It can increase in intensity and make normal daily activities such as going to work, going to school, and spending time with people very difficult. Severe symptoms of recurring nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and even suicide can occur.

For the past six months I’ve been training and practicing a new technique designed to greatly alleviate PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms. The primary technique is called Neurokinesis and it is an intervention, not a therapy, counseling or medication. This intervention works directly on the brain. Once your learn it, it is a tool that you can use at any time.

Some of the very cool features of Neurokinesis include it being content-free. Meaning that you don’t need to share or relive any past experience. You won’t keep telling your story. Whatever you choose to work on is up to you and can remain private. Working with me doesn’t require a diagnosis or medication, and Neurokinesis doesn’t interfere with any medication you might be on.

PTSD isn’t only caused by war, assault or natural disasters. PTSD can develop from any level of trauma including divorce, death of a loved one, bullying, and unfortunately much more. There is even Secondary PTSD which can develop in someone exposed to a person with PTSD. The trauma could have happened to you, been witnessed by you, or you could love someone battling PTSD and end up with symptoms of your own. It is insidious.

If you or anyone you know is looking for help with PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms, please reach out to me and lets talk. I’m very excited with the gains I’ve seen people make with Neurokinesis and some of the other techniques I have been certified with. From the very first session, you’ll experience a difference. The recommendation of five weekly sessions can have you well on your way to being in charge of your life again. Contact me at andy@navitascoach.com

Tears

What if nothing is wrong? What if your brain is doing exactly what it is meant to, trying to survive you.

Overcoming Overwhelm

Today I had the opportunity to do a live broadcast on the Project Positive Change Facebook page. I shared a simple technique to overcome overwhelm. Check it out, and use it.

Holding On To What Holds Us Back

I can’t recall a video I’ve thought of making for so long, but didn’t. Better late than never. I’m sharing some things here that I’ve never shared before.

After you watch, I invite you to look around your life, physically, mentally, emotionally… and see what you are ready to get rid of.

What have you been holding on to, that you know holds you back?
Might today be the day to say goodbye to that, forever?

Let me know how it goes.

Letting Go

The Messenger’s Path

Many people new to the entrepreneurial messenger’s path expect it to be a linear progression. After all, if you are doing heart-centered work, taking actions inspired by your soul’s purpose, surely the Universe itself will align everything to give you a smooth and easy rise to stardom. In my experience – not quite.

Sunlight

No matter how big a leader or celebrity in any field is, there are plenty of people who’ve never heard of him. I still come across people who’ve never heard of Wayne Dyer or Louise Hay, and it amazes me. A couple of years ago I met author/teacher Brendon Burchard at an event and I wasn’t familiar with him at all, which astounded everyone around me.

Also, no matter how “small” you might think you are, if you’ve released a book, taught a class, written a blog… you are a big deal to someone else. I teach workshops on ebook publishing and I tell people each time that publishing a book makes you a celebrity. Most don’t believe that until they hear from their first raving fan – a stranger whose life they positively impacted who reaches out to the author to let them know how much the person enjoyed their work. I still remember the first strangers who told me they’d seen one of my videos and read one of my books.

All the biggest names in any field did not begin with standing room only audiences, or books debuting at #1 on the best-sellers list. The messenger’s path is not a straight line. It has dips, curves, bumps and even such heavy road construction that you’ll be wondering why you ever dared travel down this road. It also has amazing highs, deep pockets of fulfillment, onslaughts of meaning and much more that make the journey very much worth it. You didn’t choose what you love to do, what you love to do chose you!

I recently had a workshop that nobody showed up for. Not long ago, that would have really bothered me and had me questioning what I was offering and if I was wasting my time. But I have learned that interest does not equal availability. People could be very interested in seeing you speak or taking your workshop, but they don’t have the time available that matches yours. So instead of giving up, offer it again. And again. And again.

I once taught a full-day workshop to a single student. I’ve also prepared content for a new 3-hour workshop that nobody signed up for. In that situation since I had all the material done, I made that my first online, on-demand class. And the full-day program for one was a tremendous value to that one student and it gave me another chance to improve my presentation skills. There really are no missteps, if we make the best of each situation. See the gift in what first seemed a disaster, and most importantly don’t take it personally. For that is the messenger’s path.