Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward de Bono

I’ve always found it very enlightening to discover new ways of tapping into my creative energy to help dissolve an issue or challenge. Figuring out new ways of handling a situation that is not working, or trying something new to solve an old challenge that keeps repeating itself, is always empowering.

It’s amazing what we can come up with when we’re open to letting new ideas and thoughts flow into our space. It’s a great gift to realize that there’s something new to discover everyday and if we are aware and awake in regard to our surroundings and happenings, it can be a great enhancement to our life and well-being.

The conscious choice and action to become creatively open to your surroundings; your inner self and your intuition is a very good one. The things that we learn and teach everyday are gifts not to be taken for granted, but to be recognized and appreciated.

Take the time to learn a new skill or focus on creating a plan that will move your life in the direction you want it to go. Try new things, seek out different experiences, be alive, be active and be involved.

When we take the time to quiet our minds, reflect on our happenings, tap into our inner-selves and listen to and hear our authentic voice whisper to us, we are then more and more delightfully surprised to discover that we already have the answers to most of our challenges, if we only take the time to hear our thoughts.

Remember to always have gratitude for the special things in life, like the gift of seeing something beautiful for the first time. The joy of a loved ones face after they achieve something they always wanted to achieve. The smile on a child’s face after they were surprised with a double scoop of ice cream, or the happiness both you and your significant other feel after discovering a solution to a challenge together, that has been putting a damper on your relationship. Even the smile on one less fortunate then yourself when you donate a new coat or a warm pair of gloves and hat.

The points made here are simple. Be open to new ways and new solutions of solving your existing challenges. If you cannot think of solutions, brainstorm with someone and come up with new solutions, then put them into action and see how it goes. If it works great, if it doesn’t, try solution number two, continue until the issue is resolved.

Also be mindful of trying new and different things. It’s a wonderful, quick and easy way to add adventure to your life. When one sticks with the same routine over and over again, it leaves no room to enjoy and explore something new. It can be as simple as trying a new restaurant, or reading a different type of book then you usually do, and loving it. Also, trying new activities you never tried before. Variety is the spice of life, and there are so many things to get excited about. You also want to value the idea of always doing or sharing something new with your loved ones and friends.

Why not CHALLENGE yourself this week, and be inviting of EVERYTHING NEW. See what enters your life, and be aware of the new things you would like to keep in your life and expand upon, and also of the things you wish to not have in your life.

With a new sense of adventure, explore the many ways of solving any issue you may have. Remember, without the willingness to experiment, or the openness to discover new ways of dealing with challenges, you will not be able to grow into your healthiest, happiest most productive and successful self.

Also be aware that when we try something and fail, it helps empower us to become more creative and look for new ways of achieving our goal. We may even think of a better way to make something we care about work. Always be positive and creative, recognize that you can discover many ways of solving any challenge that may cross your path.

Last, but not least, there are millions of amazing and beautiful things in this great big universe of ours. Take the time, on a daily basis to see them with children’s eyes and to appreciate this vast source all around us.

With love,

Lori Snyder

© 2013 Lori Snyder

Author's Bio: 

Lori Snyder is the outspoken creator of the recently launched “The Female Challenge” a core workout for mind, body and soul, focusing on the five cores of empowered success. She also wrote and facilitated the very powerful seminar/workshop “How to Stay Sane Before, During & After your Divorce” which helped many successfully move through this very transitional life change. Also being published soon, is the much awaited book “The Goddess Effect-Revealed” which acts as not only a book, but a seven week empowerment program, promised to rock your world into success mode.

As a Speaker, Author, Occasional Cable TV Host/Anchor, former Dale Carnegie Consultant, and Certified Transition, Business and Lifestyle Coach, Lori is an expert in helping others discover their greatness. She is known for being on target in her coaching practice, and has a gift for being able to tap into her client’s essence after knowing them for a short period of time.

Lori’s focus is on integrating all core dimensions to help each person move into their most powerful, productive and successful state of well-being. She helps guide each person through the very things that are holding them back from achieving a life they love, and the happiness, success and joy they deserve.

Lori has been featured in More Magazine, where she was interviewed on her practices and thoughts toward achieving a healthy lifestyle, along with supreme balance to achieve optimal body, mind and soul.
She was also sought after by Wellness Magazine to act as their Life Coach for a six-month feature, where she was the exclusive Life-Stylist Coach for six participants. Lori helped them create a life they loved through a six-month transitional journey, focusing on the individual needs of each person.
Lori has also written for many publications, both on and offline, including Generations Magazine, where she helped Senior’s with transition. Lori enjoyed a seat on the board of the Long Island Professional Women’s Association, and had an ongoing column in their monthly publication.

With a degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Lori has extensively studied psychology, sociology, philosophy and anthropology. She is also accredited and certified, both as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP).
Lori has a natural passion and love for her work. She enthusiastically helps her client’s re-discover, re-define and re-create their life. she helps them to focus, establish and implement a plan of action, that will accept nothing less then their success.

Lori believes that the way one cultivates and cares for a relationship with themselves and with others is very important, along with how they nourish their body, mind and soul on a daily basis. She feels that each person holds within them powerful inner strength, that when tapped into can help them to create powerful, positive results towards making their lives an extraordinary one.