I'm concerned...

>> 28 September 2010

REALTORS...Either you are willing or not... if you are not willing...the GET OUT NOW...Go down to MACY's or MC Donalds and fill out an application....keep your day job.. or decide to get willing and SHOW me by your massive daily action...that you really are willing. What will ignoring the truth cost you?


Mediocre? FLUSH that!

>> 06 July 2010


of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate.
rather poor or inferior.

It's not that you wouldn't succeed without a coach,..it IS, that without a good coach...you will leave even greater levels of success on the table...lost opportunity income wasted.

Leaving money I'm capable of earning...leaving the life I am capbable of living...on the table..FRANKLY, isn't an option for me...is it for you? 

Hire a good coach and commit to the relationship and process...and know that it is worth every penny.


...Or maybe, you are just making excuses?

>> 29 June 2010


Bob Newhart-Stop It!!

>> 14 June 2010

yep...this is pretty much the answer to MOST of what bugs the hell out of you.


call notes from a group session done on a pc tablet.

>> 10 June 2010

practicing with the pc tablet...takes some getting used to. but not bad....

still there is nothing like the pen on the natural fibers of paper.  this is micro movement, and working at the wall, is working in the whole body.

this method could be great for go to meetings and group web conferences where notes can be immediately distributed. 

yep...still gotta practice my lettering.

PS...the thinking is ultimately Coach to the BE of a being....interrogate the reality of the beliefs....adjust the beliefs and the do and have will follow.

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Graphic Coaching...the beginnings....

>> 09 June 2010

Well, here it is. At home, in my art space....my first inspired wall chart. This is a personal chart inspired on Monday morning by reading this from The Chopra Center April Newsletter. 

Below are a few notes about the chart and then a few notes about what I learned about technique as I completed the work. 

Dare to dream has always been a personal mantra of mine so the core word DREAM really popped out when I read the newspaper.  As I saw each of the subtitles. DIGEST, REST, EXERCISE, AWAKEN and MEDITATE...I KNEW I had to draw what flashed before my mind. 

I centered it around an image of the 2nd chakra:
The Sanskrit name for the 2nd chakra is "Svadhisthana." This word means "dwelling place of the Self."
I am generally open here and resonate with the image and the concept. The emotion associated with the 2nd chakra is passion & the element for the 2nd chakra is water.  Yep...that pretty much sums me up. 

I found the E for exercise the most difficult section because for now it feels lost in my life.  I have every intention to re-root myself here and thus chose the brown colors for grounding.  STRETCH  &  BREATHE are my starting points in the journey. 

Regarding Technique:  
  • I will always remember my early work for the dimples caused by the uneven wall I am working on right now (gotta get to home depot and buy and 8x4 foam core board). 
  • I can also tell that some markers I like better than others (they tend to be the ones that bleed through and have 2 edges instead of 3).  I will practice my lettering to become more consistent with the density of my lines and letters.
  •  For getting low, and staying in my body, I sat on a exercise ball.  I did find that this let me get low, stay with my core and body to the area where I was working and it allowed for a natural movement better than me shuffling across the floor.  
  •  My floor- HA!...the poor beige carpet.  I've dropped a few markers, and the chalk dust is everywhere.  Sorry honey, I guess I'll get a little mini vac for my 4th beroom-turned-art-coaching-studio.  
In all...I'm in heaven.  When I started this Monday, I hooked up a USTREAM session (there are a few boring videos of the process..bad sound and apparently I couldn't be bothered to dress up or make up my face for the camera).   Today even, on a group call I used the wall and did some graphic facilitation of our topic via the web with large chart paper on the wall.  That is a whole new area...actually using this live with my clients...and the feedback from them was great.  They loved the visual tools...and so did I.  


Here's to the Crazy Ones..

>> 16 April 2010


No body is going to hit as hard as life...Im gonna show you how great I am!

>> 10 April 2010

Can you claim this passion....can you believe this about yourself? I know you can if you choose to...so go do it nwo. YOU are POWERFUL Beyond Measure. (thanks to the AWESOME Marc Leonard for sharing)




>> 09 April 2010

When viewing these videos, what characteristics do you see GREAT coaches have?;

coaches...and teammates:


What is in your BEAM OF LIGHT?

>> 07 April 2010

What is in your beam of light? What could you do to shift your focus so that it would benefit you and feel good. 
How are you unconsciously distorting info that ends up causing a faulty focus? what do you CHOOSE to focus on?


Using the Law of Attraction to sell your home!

>> 19 March 2010

Inner Ways To Move That Outer Home by Christina L. Merkley

In my own private coaching practice, I’ve encountered several clients, in varying places from around the world (Vancouver, London and Miami) who were vibrational stuck in the process of selling their home and came to me for some ‘SHIFT-IT’ coaching to get their process smoothly flowing. Here are some concepts and ideas from these sessions to help you if you are in a similar situation:

1. It Is Possible for You to Have a Successful Experience – No Matter What is Going on Generally in Your Market.
Law of Attraction tells us that we can be, do and have anything that we want. The kicker is we can be, do and have anything that we are ‘vibrationally aligned to’. Which means, we need to get energetically aligned with what we want. We have to become a vibrational match to it in order for us to attract and/or become it.
The first layer of work that often has to be done, depending on what the local real estate conditions are, is to buff up the belief that you can have a successful experience no matter what is generally happening in your area. You can become the exception to the rule.

People are having an unsuccessful experience because they have erroneously bought into the collective beliefs around them. It takes a strongly focused person to think differently and outside of the box of the norm. However, when you do so, you get different results than the norm.

You become the person that your real estate agent raves about. You become the person that things flow for.

You become the person that things go right for. And hopefully, in people sharing your story, some of the entrenched thinking shifts too … and suddenly others are getting different results too … all because of the shift in vibration that your positive model caused. A new story gets born … first through you then because of you (your discipline in finding a different way to think and feel).

2. Make Peace With Your Situation

In order for things to move smoothly, you need to get good with your now – you need to make peace with your situation.

Different people have different reasons why they are releasing their residence. Some are happier feeling than others. If yours is not a happy feeling, then you will have to do some inner work to re-frame it as much as you can – so you can shift your vibrational stance to what you are doing.

For example, my Miami client … she is putting her beloved home up for sale because she was not able to effectively reach inner alignment on her new coaching business providing the kind of income she needed and she also allowed her usually mojo in the stock market to become influenced by collective fear. However, she is extremely gifted in the stock market when she listens and follows her own instincts and usual optimism. And she is a very good coach (just has issues about allowing herself to charge and receive a good income for it).

She has a wicked inner gremlin that berates her for her ‘stupidity’ on having to put her house up for sale. We’ve had to work on reframing this self talk. If she was truly a bad-with-money-woman she wouldn’t have owned a house in the first place, let alone have the equity that she does have in it … let alone have the business background she does (this is a woman who single-handedly created a medical transcription business back-in-the-day that was a pioneer in using new tech and employed many people in her region).

Like her, you may need to talk back to your negative self-talk and truly see your situation in its right light … not the light of your most negative self. When you do you will find relief and make peace with your situation in a new way, which will make a BIG difference to your vibration (and the results you will attract).

3. Thank Your House

This might sound silly … but I invite you to have a conversation with your current house and ‘thank it’ … think of it as a person and truly talk with it. Sometimes houses hang onto us … they don’t want us to leave. You may need to thank you house for its years of service to you. Explain to it the many things you are appreciative about. The memories of it and the sanctuary it provided to you (and your family if others lived there and were sheltered by it too). And explain why you are leaving. When our homes feel our love and appreciation and have things explained to them, they feel seen and appreciated, just like people do and become supportive rather than resistant.

With my U.K. client she had an interesting twist. She was hanging on out of fear and old scripts (thinking she had to have a mortgage and be a home owner because that is what is generally expected of ‘proper adults’ … even though her daughter was no longer a child and she and her husband are creative, untraditional kinds of people with a yen for travel and culture).

When she talked to her house … she found that the house was in fact encouraging her to leave. That it wanted new people who would put some effort into it (they had been holding off on doing renovations, etc). And, this particular house had a history of being a haven for artistic people. It had already sheltered three families during their transition time … who eventually left for more creative, alternative lifestyles elsewhere. Her house was egging her on to go for it too!

4. Pre-Pave Happy, Delighted New Owners

My Vancouver client really loved her house and underneath we discovered that she was concerned that nobody would treat it as well as she had.

To remedy this, I had her do a Law of Attraction process called ‘pre-paving’ or ‘virtual reality’. I had her imagine fabulous new owners for her home. People that would love and appreciate her home as much as she did. And, lo and behold, wouldn’t you know that is exactly who got attracted and put in an offer just a few weeks later!

5. Find the Feeling Place of Having Done It

A final thing for you to consider and do when wanting to speed up the process of selling your home (and bring yourself some much needed relief during the process) is to imagine yourself done and complete with the whole thing.

See (and feel!) yourself having the bill of sa.le in your hot little hands. Imagine a gigantic smile on your face. And funds in your bank account (if that is what you situation holds). If you have sold a home previously then remember the great parts of that experience. Milk it! Get the feeling of ‘sold’ coursing through your system. Tell yourself “I am good at this. I am a natural. Things work out well for me”.

Go out and buy yourself an ‘easy’ button (at Staples for those of you who live in North America). So you can whack that thing when you sell your home quickly, easily and with a lot of fun (yes, it can be done that way, first you have to imagine it so!).

Whew, well there you have it. A little longer article than usual cause this is a topic I have a lot of passion and interesting breakthroughs with. Plus, I know I have a lot of home sellers and also real estate agents and developers on my list … so this will give you folks some good food for thought!

Ohhhh, and for when you do sell … please remember who helped you with your vibration … I look forward to receiving your happy emails, pictures, or hey, commission cheques are welcomed to! Hee hee. Yours in SHIFTing IT!
© 2010 Christina L. Merkley

Christina Merkley, "The SHIFT-IT Coach" and creator of the SHIFT-IT System®, is a Visioning and Strategic Planning Expert specializing in Visual Thinking and Law of Attraction techniques. Based in charming Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, she works deeply with individuals, partners and conscious businesses to define and manifest what they truly want. And, trains other helping professionals in her innovative ways of working.  For more information visit: www.shift-it-coach.com


it is about the way we think part 1

>> 16 February 2010

We've often heard that mindset is 98% of success. That term MINDSET has seemed to become watered down over time and I've been considering on a deeper level, what effect our thinking has on us. On page 17 of David Rock's book, Quiet Leadership, He says this:

"As a leader who wants to improve other people's performance, it's going to be useful to be able to influence the way people perceive the world."

It then goes on to say, 
"This is a new art for most leaders, one that requires the development of new muscles." 
Interestingly we are working to develop mew muscles in our clients...and yet it is crucial that we "WORK OUT" own thinking muscles. 

Take a moment to think about the single most automatic & mind consuming thought you have had today.  Once you have it identified , ask yourself these questions: 
  1. Does this thought move you forward or hold you back?
  2. Does this thought consider possibilities or does it highlight and re-emphasize problems?
  3. What kind of energy does this thought create in your mind? In your body?
Tell me a little about what you learn about your own thinking just by answering these few questions....
leave a comment...I'd love to hear.

also....more to come on the concept of being a QUIET LEADER...one whose work is behind the scenes..


feeling down....blah....blue.....get on some of this then!

>> 02 February 2010


Crow Quote of the day...with a little Robin Sino on the side:

>> 26 January 2010

"I'm expecting the BEST of you because you asked me to." --allison crow

"Are YOU still expecting the best of yourself?" ---robin siino


Tracking numbers in a whole new light

>> 19 January 2010

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The past week...I've been reaching the surface of drowning in mediocre and health homeostasis. For 3 days, I've chosen to be extremely conscious of my food intake and have also been tracking my "usual activity" to see what my baseline norm was. The numbers tell the truth.

I coach REALTORS and other Coaches who work with REALTORS and one of the first things I expect is that my clients and their clients TRACK the numbers of thier businesses. Why? Because the numbers tell the truth about where the business really is. They show the gap between the goal and the current state.

I've been pretty good about tracking business numbers and am getting better about tracking personal finance numbers (thanks to my husband who so kindly coaches me in his own way on this). I've never really counted calories or been on a diet. I've always been skinny and could generally eat what ever I wanted to. Then age came. I always knew someday this metabolism would change and my habits would have a hard time keeping up. Long story short...that time has come and gone and brought 10 pounds that could easily turn to 20 if I don't kick it to the curb.

Left to my own devices over the last year...I've begun working out and allowed homeostasis to creep in time and time again. ARGH....so today I chose to step up a notch to unnatural activities and by searching Wendy's Chilli...found the Livestrong.com page!

As a coach...I'm thoroughly impressed with Livestrong.coms site and tools! easy steps, small steps and all the info is there. I can't trick it's database of things I could POSSIBLY ingest in to NOT having what Isearch for. (Hows that for bassackward speak) Basically EVERYTHING I could possibly search for in terms of food, drink...heck even my cleanse and detox pills were in that database). And so off I go. Already downloaded the Blackberry App and logged in for fast tracking...and I'm actually excited to watch my progress, to know the numbers of my BODY...and to look hot on the top of the Buckelew Boat this February in Ft. Lauderdale....in my bikini.

Did I mention that it also fully integrates with all my social media to make it FUN! The only thing that would make it more fun...is to have a few friends who jump in and improve their health with me!

oh and I'm down 3 lbs in 3 days.