Wow. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think about all of the absolutely amazing mantras we received throughout this month's Mantra Challenge. As someone who loves mantras, this challenge was right up my alley — but I wasn't sure what kind of response we'd get from you. Quite frankly, I was blown away by how you all took to this and gave it everything you had. I was not only heartened by your commitment, I was also greatly inspired by the unique and personal submissions that came through my inbox — your words were truly beautiful.
I want to let you in on a little secret: When it comes to maintaining balance in my life (whether dealing with my career, my relationships, or —as of recently — raising a child), I love mantras. I love coming up with one because it requires me to take stock and focus on what I really need. I love that my mantras are tailored to me and my inclinations. And most of all, I love that something so simple can have such a profound effect. Those of you who have coached with me probably already know this because I have likely encouraged you to come up with your own mantras; for those of you who are unfamiliar with them, it's my great pleasure to introduce you.