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    It’s Thanksgiving! What Vibe Are You Bringing to Dinner?

    The one thing I’ve noticed is that if you take an unscientific poll of “reasonable” people (let’s say you pick 10) and ask them “Do you like getting together with your relatives”? Most will say “yes” immediately but then if you press them just a bit, they will undoubtedly have an issue about someone in the family, or maybe even the whole clan. 

    The problem is we rarely, if ever, say ” You know it’s really me, I’m the annoying one”. 

    No, it’s never us. We’re never the Disrupter, the Debbie Downer, the Know It All, the Emotional Vampire, the Asker of a million prying questions about your personal life or the annoyingly Perfect One.

    NO, it’s NEVER us, it’s always someone else. Funny how that works. (And yes, I include myself!)

    As Oprah would say, “the one thing I know for sure is” we don’t have the power to change anyone but ourselves. Annoying, I know because we can be so certain that if everyone would just do, act and say the things we want them to, life would be perfect!

    But even though we can’t change others, we do have the power to change the vibe in the room. We don’t have to sit in bad vibes.

    So how do we do that exactly?

    We have to set an intention.

    Make no mistake, when you get in the car and say

    • “This day is going to suck”  
    •  “I’m not answering any “why arent’ you married/pregnant/working” questions”

    You’re setting an intention and will get exactly what you ask for.

    This year I’m planning on setting the following intentions and then I’m going to keep reminding myself of them throughout the day!

    • I’m looking forward to seeing everyone
    • We’re going to have fun
    • I’m going to be relaxed

    Simple and straightforward. No need to get fancy. Focus on the good and let go of the bad (even if just for the day)!

    As a reminder, it’s not ThanksTAKING, it’s ThanksGIVING!

    Our good vibes are the gift that keeps on giving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Eva Lewandowski MBA, is a certified Life Coach, certified EFT Practitioner, seminar leader, speaker and co-host of a weekly internet radio show “Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva”. She is also a 30 year veteran of Corporate America as an IT consultant. Using the skills she learned in acting classes, life coaching and EFT certification training as well as her struggle with debilitating stage fright, she created, Stand Up and Be Heard!, a program that teaches professionals how to overcome their fear of the spotlight. She is also the author of “Put on Your Phone Face: Tips and Techniques for teleconferences and conference calls”.

     To learn more about Eva click here.

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