…are u listening 4 love?

Hello, Dear Coaches,

And Happy February! (Can you tell me where January went?!)

This is Kim, Karen’s assistant – and I’ve been given the “go-ahead” to share someone unique with you. Evelyn Glennie, is a Scottish percussionist, who happens to be deaf. I saw her perform at the Santa Cruz Civic Center a couple of years ago, and was both amazed and profoundly inspired. I was also really sad when the performance ended; her energy, her wit…and her inner beauty was such a gift to us all!

I discovered a video of her performing, teaching an audience “how to listen.” You can watch it here (click on the image):

Now, you and I know that effective listening is a really big part of coaching, and listening with your whole being (not just your ears) makes for a successful coaching session.

But, it also makes for a successful, happy life, doesn’t it?  We have to listen for love in those around us. If we listen intently we will discover that we are a lot more loved than we realize. But, there’s more; in listening deeply to those around us, we discover hundreds of opportunities (each and every day!) to give love.

Sometimes we need to really focus, and release all the distractions’ to really listen for love and discover those priceless opportunities to give of ourselves.

This Valentine’s month, giving and receiving love is our theme for the Be Inspired Now messages. If you have a special “loving” story to share, please feel free to add it in the comments section of the blog.

Again, I’m delighted to share Evelyn Glennie, on “how to listen.” It’s my loving gift to you, this second day of February.  It’s rather long (32 minutes), so settle in with a cup of tea, and enjoy!

As always, Karen and I are here to support you; just let us know how we can be of service. Thank you for all the opportunities to show you how much we love you!

Love,  joy and deep appreciation,

VA to Karen Cappello


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