"Now and then it's good to pause in the pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

~ Unknown



It's spring:
A time for renewal and opening to new possibilities.

With warm appreciation,



  In This Issue

1. The Power of Pause

2. The Four Agreements at Work: Class and Teleclass Series - Begins on April 9 & 10

3. New! Live CDs of Linda's workshops

4. Speakers' Summit Conference - May 3, 4 & 5

5. Free Seminar in Santa Monica - Monday, June 18

  About Linda Landon

Linda Landon, ACC, is a business and personal coach, speaker and trainer, who helps professionals connect with their spiritual source 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.
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  Upcoming Free Events

Shift Your Perspective and Change Your Life: The Power of Your Word

Presented by Santa Monica's Co-Opportunity Speaker Series

Monday, June 18
7:00 - 8:15 pm

Sha'arei Am, The Santa Monica Synagogue
1448 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Language is your most powerful tool. This lively and interactive talk, based on New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements, will teach you how to use words to change your inner world and every business relationship.


  What's New with
  Linda Landon
  and Associates

Did you know that in addition to individual coaching for professionals, we also offer:

 Group Coaching - via phone conference line

 Recovery Coaching for business professionals

 Speaking Engagements for your organization

 Four Agreements Corporate Training

 CDs of Linda's seminars

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The Power of Pause

Recently someone asked me to name one of the most valuable tools I offer my clients. I took a breath and waited for an answer. In that moment, without thinking, I became the answer: I replied "I teach the power of the pause".

People choose coaching to help them address a myriad of personal and professional issues, such as overwhelm, stress, challenging relationships, lack of focus, procrastination, and overall life balance. Together we often discover that underlying these presenting issues is a deep desire for authenticity: "I just want to be myself." And …"If I were myself, I would feel free, purposeful, and happy."

Coaching can then become a wonderful kind of excavation. Using a process called DreamShifting, we dig down though layers of unconscious beliefs, habits, and patterned thoughts, to bedrock - one's authentic self. Along the way we explore how negative reactions may be eroding relationship with self and others. There are exquisite moments when a client shifts perception and clearly sees the truth of who they are. A key to this shift is pausing. If we don't pause, we can easily fall back into unconsciousness. When we do pause, we open into a space of possibility and create the opportunity to choose something new.

In our busy lives how do we cultivate the ability to pause? Though practice. Here is a simple meditation exercise I've learned that I share with my clients:

Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Begin to focus on your breathing. Notice, without judgment, the length of your inhalation and the length of your exhalation. Sense the breath coming in through your nose and mouth, and imagine it filling every cell in your body with new life and new possibility. Sense the breath moving out and taking with it everything that is past and no longer needed. Now, pay special attention to the end of each exhalation. Notice the moment when the breath pauses, just before the next inhalation occurs. Feel into that gap. Let the breath dissolve into space. Can you allow yourself to surrender into the unknowable - the ocean of possibility?

Next time you're in a stressful moment, and feel compelled to react in a familiar and habitual way, bring your awareness to the pause at the end of your exhalation. Ask yourself, "What might happen if I let go of everything I know into this space? Now what do I choose?"

~ Linda

  The Four Agreements at Work

New Class and Teleclass Series begin on April 9 & 10

Teleclass Series:
Monday: April 9, April 23, May 7, and May 21
3:00 - 4:30 pm PT (6:00 - 7:30 pm ET).
Teleclass cost: $85 per class or $299 for series of four.

Class Series:
Tuesday: April 10, April 24, May 8, and May 22
7:00 - 9:00 pm PT
Class cost: $99 per class or $349 for series of four.

Many people who have read The Four Agreements find it challenging to live them. These lively and interactive class and teleclass series teach you how to make these simple principles real in your professional and personal life. In each class you learn one agreement and practice using it, along with Linda's innovative DreamShifting process, to transform yourself and all your relationships.

Choose the format that is more convenient for you: Classes meet in a beautiful location in West Los Angeles. Teleclasses are held via a phone conference line. Both are equally interactive, experiential, life changing and fun!

Informational handouts and a recording are
included with each session.

Sign up for series to receive
The Four Agreements
- Free!

Session I - Be Impeccable with Your Word
Session II - Don't Take Anything Personally
Session III - Don't Make Assumptions / DreamShifting
Session IV - Always Do Your Best*


For more information and to register click HERE.


  New - CDs of Linda's Talks

You can now listen to Linda's Seminars live in your car, on your iPod, or on your computer. Each lively and interactive CD introduces one of The Four Agreements and teaches you how to make it real in your life. You are guided through the powerful DreamShifting process to help you break limiting beliefs and thoughts and apply The Four Agreements to transform yourself - and your business - from the inside out.

Now available:
Don't Take Things Personally: Stay Calm in Any Situation

For only $20 you receive a CD and an instructional handout. To order, click here or contact us.

  Annual Speakers' Summit and Marketplace

May 3, 4 & 5 in Los Angeles

Cost: $497/$597 after April 15

Sign up by March 30 and bring a guest

As a speaker I've already connected with thousands of people and doubled my business. If you are a speaker or are thinking of becoming a speaker, you might want to attend this event. Speakers' Summit is a three-day conference designed to expand your presentation skills and open up new channels of business.

Email: info@lindalandon.com
Phone: (310) 202 -6722
Fax: (310) 388-5848
Web: http://www.lindalandon.com

*The Four Agreements © 1997, don Miguel Ruiz. Reprinted by permission of
Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 6657, San Rafael, CA 94903. All rights reserved.