The Evening Cafe with Coach Robert: RED LIGHT!

RED LIGHT! Remember the elementary school game called “Red Light?” Half dozen kids would try to reach one person who was serving as the red light, without being caught moving. It was hilarious to see everyone suddenly frozen in whatever position they were caught in when the words, “Red Light” was shouted out!

Have you ever thought about playing Red Light as an adult? Of course I’m not talking about getting out in the yard with your neighbors; I’m speaking to taking moment to stop and see where you are within your journey.

I read an article today on MSNBC about American workers being driven to be so productive in the work place that lunch breaks are becoming a thing of the past. To be honest I have fallen into that trap; Most of the time I eat my lunch while sitting at the computer working on some power point presentation or catching up on emails. But are we so busy that we aren’t even paying attention to what is going on?

We are going so fast and being pulled in so many directions we stand the chance of not being in control of our own life! Think about it…do you ever think about your day or are you on autopilot? Wake up, drive to work, come home, go to bed and do it all over again the next day?

I think it is time someone screamed out…



Let’s use the acronym STOP as in STOP THE MADNESS!


 Without any bias opinion or excuses, where are you? I’m not talking physically but in regard to purposeful living. What is your current SITUATION? If you had to give an elevator speech to convince someone you were doing something in life that had meaning and purpose, what would it sound like? Write a few talking points to help spur some thought.


Now take your own TEMERATURE. Are you satisfied where you are? Is your life fulfilled? Think beyond having a job, house, car and family. Consider it on a much broader scale. Are you living your heart’s desire? If not ask, “Why not?” “Imagine what it would look like if you were living a fulfilled life and write it down in a journal.


What OPPORTUNITIES might be around that you haven’t previously been in-tune to? Do you need to make some opportunities to do what your heart desires? Take a moment to evaluate every little possibility you might be able to leverage to get to where you want to go.


Now it is time to PROCEED! Brian Dodge teaches that we should take action with any new idea within 48 hours. It doesn’t matter how small or unimportant that step might seem to you, just go do something in the direction you want to go. Continue to take those small steps until you have created some positive momentum which will drive you to even greater success!

So, where are you? Are you pleased where you’re at within your journey? It’s not too late to change course.

If you find that getting moving is a little overwhelming you might find that Coaching is just what you need to get that kick start in life. Robert is a certified professional coach who offers packages personally catered to his client’s needs. If you are in the DFW you can schedule an office appointment. For those outside the area, phone and Skype coaching is available. Call 817.421.8780 today to find out more or to set up an appointment.

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