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Reality Concepts: Tips & Techniques.
My Coaching: Who/What/How
Feeding The Brain: Current
Where Credit Is Due: Public Thank-Yous.
Intentionally welcomes the Summer with
open arms. Wow! What an amazing year this is!
I wish for you the joy that I have right now. This past
a half has been packed full of exciting and interesting
conversation, traveling, discovery and moving.
To begin with - I have made a major life/career
decision. I have moved and I am now living in the
vibrant, engaging, and dynamic city of Minneapolis,
Minnesota. I moved-in this past weekend. This move
was the easiest, smoothest, on-purpose, and on- track
move that I have ever made in my life.
or "What prompted that?"
The short but true answer: - This is where
my life told me to go.
Part of what
Intentionally is all about is listening to what
your life is telling you. To hear this, one needs to be
present to their life. For me, this has been a year of
living in the present moment. For those who knew
before 2001, they knew me as a moving target and
living in the future. I no longer live in the
future. As for the past, I never lived in
To live in the present was a challenge at first, but
the rewards have so exceeded the my wildest
expectations. I feel grounded, focused and on-
purpose. I am aware of so much more in life and I enjoy
life, so much more.
So, when my life physically, mentally, and spiritually
said to check out Minneapolis - I did. Within 15 minutes
of driving through the town back in April, I knew
instinctively that I had found "home." It was
time to move.
My New Contact Information:
Matthew Egan Rochte
415 N 1st St. Ste. #306
Minneapolis, MN 55401
This is the view of the
Minneapolis Skyline at night
from my couch in my
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REMINDER: Class Begins July 9th!
Foundations Program Teleclass
I am really excited about facilitating/teaching this
upcoming personal development class. I know first
how effective it has been to so many people. It has
stretched and enhanced the lives of almost all who
it. I know it did for me. I hope you will join me for the
class starting July 9th!
What IS a Personal Foundation?
A Personal Foundation is the underpinning of your life.
It is the platform from
which you build your business and your relationships.
This class is for anyone
who understands the value of strengthening
themselves to accomplish more with
less effort. All of us who want to live a meaningful life
must have a strong
Personal Foundation, so we can afford to look up at
the stars instead of down
at our feet.
Just as your house needs a strong foundation to
support both its weight as well
as to withstand the harsh elements of nature, so do
humans need what's called
a Personal Foundation. There are 25 components in a
strong Personal Foundation,
which are explored in this course.
Here are 5 of the 25 elements:
· Strong Boundaries (your natural
ability/skill to say no, filters
to protect oneself from outside pressures)
· A Reserve of Everything (meaning that you
consistently have extra time,
money, space, opportunities)
· Absence of Tolerations (meaning that you
don't put up with anything....)
· Clear Values (meaning priorities, qualities,
interests, that you've
chosen, on which you've based your life)
· Needs Fully Met (meaning both your physical
human and your emotional
needs are completely satisfied)
Why is a Personal Foundation so very
Anyone who intends to have (or already has) a high
quality, consistently successful
and fulfilling life needs a strong foundation, just as a
skyscraper needs a
much deeper/stronger foundation than does a
shopping mall. The higher you want
to build your life, the stronger your foundation needs
to be. Otherwise, you
put your structure at unnecessary risk.
What differences will I see in my own life?
1. You'll Feel Terrific. You will feel much, much better
about yourself because
you've gotten to know what is most important to you.
2. You'll have Much more Self-confidence. Your self-
confidence will increase
because you've laid the groundwork for a major leap
your life quality.
3. You'll have an Extremely Strong Network. You will
meet people who are as
committed to themselves as you are to you.
4. You'll Attract More. Others will be attracted to you
and respectful of you
because your standards have been raised.
5. You'll find that Life's Incredibly Easy. Life will get
much easier because
you've stopped tolerating.
6. You'll find that Goals Are Reached Much More
Quickly. You'll set better,
more easily reachable goals for yourself because you'll
know and honor your
Major Course Elements
As a group we'll dig into each of the core areas of
your foundation, focusing
on the process of developing a strong Personal
Foundation so that YOUR life
improves as you learn to teach this process to your
clients. 10 of these core
· Define success on your terms
· Raise your standards.
· Orient around your values
· Clarify your requirements and desires
· Finish your unfinished business
· Honor your boundaries
· Get your personal needs met
· Build reserves in all areas
· Identify and reduce tolerations
· Handle the money, completely
The Personal Foundations Teleclass will run for 12 Tuesdays
July 9-Sept 24th 6:30-7:30 CDT and will be held on my bridgeline.
Included in the course is the 130 page Personal Foundations
Workbook. You will also receive two half hour one-on-one
coaching sessions to support your development. What a great
deal! If you would like more information you can go to my
website at http://www.navigatorcoaching.com/perfound.html
The Cost is ONLY $429. (Current Clients - your
cost is only $200) Register Now! (612) 332-1642 or
email me at PF@Navigator
I would love for you to join the class
For more information goto www.navigatorcoaching.com/perfound.html
Moving Away From
vs. Moving Toward
This month's Reality Concepts section is about
moving, however moving of a different kind. - moving
away from and moving toward.
Have you ever moved
to someplace that you really wanted to be?
Or to a job/career that you really wanted to be in?
What was that like?
ever moved to someplace where you didn't want to be?
or accept a job which really didn't fit or you really
What was that like?
What is different about these two scenarios?
What is different about the outcomes, your
attitude, your well-being, and your spirit?
Let me create a scenario here of moving away from
vs moving towards.
Take coffee for example. I decide one day that I really have to stop drinking
this coffee. So I stand up and move away from the
coffee. I go to the other side of the table and guess what.
I see the coffee still on the table. Ok, I get up and move
away from the coffee again and sit on the sofa. Again,
I still see the the coffee. I can spend all day moving
away from the coffee. I can complain about the coffee,
I can bemoan my lack of motivation to get beyond it, extoll
the evils of coffee, express my dissatisfaction, I can get
mad at myself, and every time I do that, I bring the coffee
back into view. We can forever circle the coffee if we are
trying to move away from it. We can do this all week, all
month, all year, all our lives - as long as I am moving
away from the coffee it will still be there and present
in my life.
Now, what if instead of moving away from the
coffee, I choose to go out for tea at the corner
teashop? I am going to start moving toward the tea at
the teashop. I choose to get out of my seat where
the coffee is and move toward the door. The
coffee is still there but I am going toward the door. I
open the door and go down the stairs in the direction
toward the tea shop. Each step I take brings
me one step closer to the tea shop and one farther
from the coffee - I am now moving in a direction not a
As the tea shop gets closer I start to notice the
flower boxes in the neighborhood and think about the
wonderful scones and tea at the tea shop. My pace
picks up. As the tea shop comes into view, I find that I
am smiling. I chat with people along the way. I
discover a new bakery and a florist along the way.
While I was moving away from the coffee all
of my focus was on that object, thought, deed, action,
person, that I was moving away from. Moving away
from can consume a person.
While I was moving toward something - new
awarenesses and opportunities expand and present
Now, Imagine the same scenario, but replace
the word "coffee" with job, house, partner, debt, a broken
TV, friends, weight, etc.? What do you see?
This moving toward is a major component of my coaching. Part
of what I do as a coach is to assist you in finding a destination
in life, your career, goals, etc. that is so attractive to
you that it pulls you toward it. So that you get on the path
of moving toward the life you want.
When you do something by choice and that choice
is aligned by who you are at the core - What happens?What goes on inside?
What happens around
you? Are you still reacting to life or
are you responding to it?
responding to life and "living it deeply." (to borrow from
Feeding the Brain:
Most of the reading that I have have been doing in the
past two months have been coaching and Twin Cities
focused with the exception of two.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
by Don Miguel Ruiz; 138pages - a quick read in the bathroom.
I recommend this book with a caveat. It is a a little
fluffy in the beginning but the meat of the book is good
stuff. Ruiz pulls the marketing angle of ancient
mystics/ cultures a la Celestine Prophecy. Ruiz however,
gets down to business once he starts discussing the
Though the Four
Agreements seem simple; They are very well crafted
and build upon each other. It is deceptive how powerful
the combination becomes.
1) Be Impeccable With Your Word
2) Don't Take Anything Personally
3) Don't Make Assumptions
4) Always Do Your Best
I love #1. The word IMPECCABLE is precise. According
to Ruiz, in Latin impeccable means to be without sin. And
Sin, in Latin, means to do harm to oneself. "Being Impeccable
is not going against yourself. When you are impeccable,
you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not
judge or blame yourself." p31.
I suggest that if you think you will get detoured from
this book by the mystical aspects - skim the intro and
jump right into the agreements.
If only the people of the world would live by these simple, yet profound Four
Where Credit's Due:
I want to start by thanking my new nephew, Nicolas
Alexander Fenzl Rochte for bringing joy,
uniqueness, innocence, and family into the lives of my
brother Tim and his wife Petra. May they rejoice in
Nicolas' discovery of the world.
I've attended two conferences in the past two months. The
ICF European Coaching Conference in Sitges, Spain as well
as the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Quebec
City. What I realized and actualized at these conferences
was that my experience directly correlated to who I was
being. I went to both with the twin objectives of engaging
in the conversation (see last newsletter), and listening
to and learning from what others were willing and wanting
to share. Thank you all for your gifts of time, knowledge
Thank you to all who have made my move and
transition to Minneapolis effortless, a joy, and rewarding.
Thank you to all who came to wish me well in person, in
spirit, and in thought. I love you all.
I want to thank the new clients I started working with these two months in
the midst of my travels as well as those who have been with
me for a while. You are a joy to work with and I love being