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Priority: Time For Personal Growth

A Blog Post by Katie Stankiewicz

· Personal Growth

It is on the horizon and that brings focus to the last part of the year … and your goals. How are they coming along? I hope this finds you in full action to exceed them! If you are finding yourself in a cycle of frustration in regard to goals … it is time to get in check and start moving!

"The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action." - D.H. Lawrence

Life is the surging power of movement. As the quote states ... of action! Whether seeking a life change, creating or increasing your heart-centered business, action is the operative word. The potency of change does not happen without action. The actions, which translate to change, are yours alone.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci

I encourage thinking beyond obstacles and excuses to foster clarity in your decisions. The relationship within this group reinforces the benefits of new behaviors, thus facilitating recovery and growth. I expect envisioning progress, embracing opportunities and the energy of self-fulfillment. The power of moving awareness into reality and experiencing a "new & improved you!"
Fall seems to usher in a season of multiple changes and movement. Warmer weather ebbs into cooler air which nudges us to get ready for winter. Mother Nature takes care of seasonal change. Just as nature provides sustenance and balance, we should be cognizant of our inner needs.

Summer has a lazy relaxed rush to it - perhaps there wasn't a set routine, or you enjoyed a family vacation. Fall seems more compartmentalized and demanding. Along with the sense of preparing for winter, there always seems to be a "To-Do" list. How many of you have dedicated "Growth Time" on that To-Do List?
This fall earmark making "Growth Time" a priority! Actually set aside time for your own inner peace, balance and pleasure. This does not need to be over the top, but a moment to reflect, dream, or meditate, which will enable clarity and prosperity. Enjoy life's simple pleasures, allow for growth. "Growth Time" designed as a self-fulfilling goal sets aside a quiet place for you to recharge and prepare for hectic schedules.

Let's face it, without you, your heart-centered business will not run smoothly! For me, this is one of the most difficult things in my life. As a mother, wife, business owner, there are copious demands. I am committed to finding a daily piece of "Growth Time".

"No matter what the final goal, it's very important to set attainable daily goals- then follow them."
- Mary Kay Ash


Focusing on that attainable goal of just a little time for yourself is the most powerful way to realize larger goals. "Growth Time" affords an opportunity to take a deep breath, think and then go forward.

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About the Author:

Katie Stankiewicz has always had a passion for horses and a deep desire to see people succeed. She found the perfect fit for her dual passions in equine-assisted personal development. Katie has been blessed to share the majority of her life with horses; she understands their amazing abilities to offer non-judgemental insight to humans. Using horses as her co-facilitators, Katie aids her clients in transforming challenges into authentic success.

Katie is an Advanced EAGALA Certified Professional and a Mentor for EAGALA. She is also a Certified Leadership Coach through iPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.) She is a master Practioner for the Energy Leadership Index, an assessment that enables clients to understand their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and leadership capabilities. Katie founded Willow Equine EAGALA Program to serve those looking to escape the chaos of everyday life, achieve personal growth, or develop team building skills.

Katie’s facility is nestled in the beautiful North Carolina countryside, which is Heaven-on-earth in Katie’s eyes.