"What can you do right now to turn your life around?
(Take a moment to feel) gratitude." ~ The Secret


A new decade has arrived bringing to Southern CA drenching rains, thunder and lightning, hailstorms, and temperatures dropping into the mid 40s! When the sun finally breaks through to illuminate snow-covered mountains outside my office window, I pause to gaze in awe. This issue's article reveals how I recently used The Power of Pause to shift from fear to gratitude. Our new column shows you how to make pausing part of your daily life; feel free to email us your suggestions to share in future issues!

With warm appreciation, Linda

  In This Issue

1. The Power of Pause - From Fear to Gratitude

2. New Column: How to Use the Power of Pause

3. Upcoming Event: Create Financial Freedom ½ Day Retreat - March 20

4. Linda's new book & CD

5. Coming Soon: The Power of Pause: a simple website for complicated lives



  About Linda Landon

Linda Landon, ACC, is a business and recovery coach, author, speaker and trainer, who helps professionals connect with their inner genius so they can be authentic, intentional, powerful, successful, and happy. Linda has more than 20 years experience in marketing, sales, business consulting and coaching, and is the president of Linda Landon & Associates, a Los Angeles-based coaching and training company. She recently published the book and audio CD: The Power of Pause: simple meditations for complicated lives.
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  Coming Soon!

The Power of Pause:
a simple website for complicated lives.

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  The Power of Pause From Fear to Gratitude

Several weeks ago I woke up after a night of torrential rains, to the unmistakable sound of 'drip, drip, drip' outside my bedroom door. I got out of bed and walked into the hallway to discover a pool of water forming on the landing of the stairwell. Above me on the ceiling was small hole with a crack extending several feet in both directions. I felt my heart start to pound, my chest tighten, and my mind fog over with anxiety - and recognized that my old friend Fear was coming for a visit.

I sat down, took a deep breath, and paused. In a moment my heart slowed down, my chest softened, and my mind started to clear. I realized that I was absolutely fine, and would take whatever action needed to remedy this predicament. So I lay on my back, looked up at the ceiling, and with curiosity, watched little bubbles forming along the edges of the crack.

Shifting my gaze to my paintings hanging on the walls and the brilliant sunlight flowing in through the window, I let myself fill with gratitude. I got up and walked from room to room, gazing in astonishment at all I've assembled to create a home: Shelves of well-read books, photographs of loved ones, comfy furniture, my computer and office paraphernalia, an amaryllis exploding into bloom, statues and other artifacts from my travels, and my cat basking (curled up on a cushion) in the sunlight. The joy I experienced made it easy for me to go out on my roof and survey the damage.

Life constantly changes, and sometimes that can throw us off balance. Though I am able to stay calm and present with my clients, and most of the surprises life brings, occasionally something arises that makes me feel powerless and out of control - leaking roofs being one of them.  At these moments it is essential that I remember to pause... and shift into Gratitude.

~ Linda


How to use The Power of Pause,
starting today:



  • Next time you stop at a traffic light, look up and appreciate the color of the sky.

  • Play with your spouse, child or pet - and let them show you how.

  • Before you fall asleep, recall one thing you did in the day that you feel good about.
Would you like to tell us how you pause in the middle of your busy day? Email us and we will share your tip in our next issue.


Create Financial Freedom:
   A Fear Mastery Program


Half-Day Vision Retreat!

  • Has your retirement fund shrunk?
  • Do you worry that you may lose your job?
  • Are clients coming less frequently or not at all?

Learn to stay steady as you walk through fear to freedom and create your personal plan for financial recovery in 2010. You will receive the best of Linda's coaching modalities which integrate The Power of Pause, Speak With Confidence*, The Four Agreements®, meditation, and her innovative process, DreamShifting.

Enroll in this transformative workshop and gain:

* A Clear Vision for Success in 2010
* An Action Plan to Achieve Success
* A Fear Mastery Toolkit
  (includes new Power of Pause book & CD and handouts)

Saturday, March 20, 2010
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Price: $59 ($79 after March 13)
West Los Angeles, CA

For further information and to register.


The Power of Pause: simple meditations
for complicated lives


Inspirational Writings
with Audio CD

This book and audio CD, developed over years of Linda's work with clients, will teach you how to cultivate the power of pause. When we learn to pause, even in the most stressful situations, we can rest in the moment, shift our perception, clearly see our truth, and take right action to create an authentic and fulfilling life.


Click HERE to receive a free chapter,
sample the audio CD, and learn more.

Price: $19.95
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(Also available on Amazon.com)


* Speak With Confidence is based on Speaking Circles®,
developed by Lee Glickstein (www.speakingcircles.com).

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