Since discovering my tribe of outliers, agilizers, and creative neurodiverse thinkers, I will never see myself the same way again. I’m more at peace today than I even knew was possible. The power of understanding that you are not defective, and you are not alone – that there is a group of people where everything you think is freaky about yourself is actually NORMAL can’t really be described in words.
We are outliers. Outliers are people who fall outside the normal ranges of the bell curve.
We are uncommon. We think differently from the average person. We are neurodiverse – our brains and nervous systems are wired differently from the average or neurotypical brain.
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Personal Agility is about having a sense of EASE with rolling with life’s curve balls – whatever the source.
Personal Agility enables you to live in the Agile Zone of optimal functioning – feeling relatively in charge, secure and confident in your ability to ride the waves that come with living the unpredictable, uncontrollable creative life.
What is the Agile Zone™ of Optimal Functioning and Peak Performance?
The Agile Zone™ is what I call your sweet spot of optimal functioning – the place where you experience life without feeling overwhelmed or powerless – where you feel hopeful, capable, and able to get things done. It includes your high energy, peak performance and creative flow states, as well as your low energy states where you still can get things done. Your Agile Zone includes
Did you know that the word “Prioritize” was first used in 1972 as part of presidential election? Seriously, before the 70’s people primarily talked about clarifying what there “priorities” were. It wasn’t until a wave of trendy time management books were published in the 70’s that the word became popular.
Prioritizing means to sequence things in order of importance. The trouble with over-using the word prioritizing is that people have forgotten that prioritizing is only ONE way to sequence things on your TO DO list. And often, prioritizing is NOT the best way to organize your To Do List!
All priorities are important otherwise they wouldn’t be priorities.
Trying to prioritize tasks requires deciding which priority is more important than another.
MANY MANY people get stuck in procrastination because they have so much trouble deciding whether one thing is more important than another and RIGHTLY SO!
Many priorities are of equal importance, but the fact is you STILL have to sequence and decide what to do in any given moment. : )
My whole adult life has been spent learning everything I could about what it takes to overcome chronic disorganization, clutter, and overwhelm to achieve not only higher performance, but also a higher quality of life. After all, who cares about productivity when you are depressed, anxious, or exhausted from feeling overwhelmed?
I have been driven to figure out a theory, but more importantly to figure out what people really need to support them in putting theory into action and practical application.
This is my story of getting unstuck and becoming agile – going from a childhood of abuse, domestic violence and welfare, to sending myself to college, to becoming an performance consultant to the Fortune 500, to ultimately designing my life to fit me and becoming a coach, writer and organic learning facilator – aka Teacher. Continue reading →
Agile Life Design is about adapting your life as it changes and establishing flexible expectations, goals, and standards for designing environments that support you in fulfilling your needs.
It’s about understanding and accepting yourself. It’s owning your power to negotiate expectations, rules, standards and commitments. You don’t have to blindly conform to expectations without questioning them.
You have a right to co-design your life based on understanding yourself, respecting yourself, graciously insisting on respect and consideration from others and offering respect and consideration. Keeping in mind that respect does not mean “compliance without asking questions or having input into the agreement.”