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Message from Pat

"If you can change your mind, you can change your life. What you believe creates the actual fact. The greatest revolution of my generation is to discover that individuals, by changing their inner attitudes of mind, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

The above quote was written by William James who wrote "The Will to Believe" in 1897. No, that's not a typographical error, he actually wrote this in 1897.

"The Secret" which is about the Laws of Attraction is hot right now. It started as a quiet release of a move that was distributed and sold via word of mouth. It was brought main stream by two interviews dedicated to "The Secret" by Larry King and then two separate shows on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The concepts of the laws of attraction and living with intention have been around for a long, long time. There is no way to dispute the connection between intention and outcome.

Here's an intention experiment by Bob Tschannen-Moran of Life Trek. Look around and focus on something you can pick up that's within reach. Now pick it up. Look at it carefully, even appreciatively, and notice one thing you may not have noticed before; then put it back down.

What determined the outcome of your picking up and studying that object? In part, it had to do with your physical and mental capacity to conduct the experiment. But it also had to do with your intention. For whatever reason, you focused on one particular object. And that focus – your intention – combined with your capacity and action, produced an outcome.

It's a simple formula: Intention + Capacity + Action = Outcome.

From the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV written in 500BC: "You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."

One important thing I have learned about positive intentions is that with them, you truly live your life in choice. When you live a life in choice, you cannot be a victim. It is impossible to be a victim if you know you have choices. It is also very freeing.

Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist, conditioned his circumstances in a Nazi concentration camp by choosing the attitude he would take in relationship to his oppressors and the lessons he would learn from his terrible losses, including the extermination of his wife. Frankl could not change his circumstances, but it was his intention to survive with dignity and grace. And his choices enabled him to do that.

I hope your choices enable you to live a life of dignity and grace.

Step into leading and play a Bigger Game in your life…don't wait…model leadership…the World needs us to do this.

Lead strong!


Rules for Sustainable Success

  • Wake up to our inner dynamics and our interdependence with all living things.

  • Serve selflessly, seeing our customers as ourselves.

  • Apprentice ourselves with dedication to great teachers and to life itself.

  • Ask ourselves: How can we serve, nurture and sustain the planet and its people in our business ventures?

  • Give thanks in our prayers for our successes – past, present and future.

  • Clone ourselves through teaching others.

  • Reinvent ourselves daily.

  • Forgive unconditionally the cause of past and present painful experiences.

  • Vote wisely with what we buy.

Excerpted from Alivehood: the Art of sustainable Success by Horst Rechelbacher.

Guide to becoming Braver

  • You have to know what you want. A lot of people want to be happy but they haven't quite figured out what makes them happy.

  • I'm a huge believer in doing what you love. There is no substitute for waking up every morning and doing what you believe you are here on earth to do. Whatever happens, you'll be doing what you love all day long. And that's its own reward.

  • I thoroughly believe in working without a net. You can't just dip one toe in, you have to jump all the way in. The tightrope walker who works with a net is much less likely to get hurt if s/he falls. But s/he is also much more likely to fall.

  • Never believe anyone else's view. One person will tell you this idea will never go, and the next person will tell you it is an absolute go. You have to decide who you are going to agree with.

Catherine Ryan Hyde (Author of Paying It Forward)

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Until next time, I wish you joy and fun and ease and effortlessness!

Pat Obuchowski
CEO, Chief Empowerment Officer

Helping people step into their roles as leaders in their businesses, their communities and the world. Helping people and organizations find their "Bigger Game™".

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Brief Biography:

Pat Obuchowski is the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of inVisionaria. inVisionaria is a company devoted to helping people and organizations find and achieve their vision and their voice. She works with individuals and organizations that are looking for structure, focus and accountability to set and achieve their goals. She also works with people who are ready to make big changes in their businesses and their lives and step into the leaders they've been yearning to be. People who are ready, willing and able to begin playing their "Bigger Game." No kidding. Right now.

The approach to achieve this and create this alliance is individually based and is designed between Pat and each of her clients.


"Compliments to you Pat, for your real ability to get at the heart of the matter. And I mean heart. In just a few sessions you have given me a new source to draw from as I move through my day, respond to demands and make choices at work and at home. I do appreciate your asking for an action and a follow up to show off the little triumphs of the day. Thank you for how you are and all you do."

~ Sales Manager


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