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Message from Pat - Enough

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"

~Steven Wright

The New Year is always a letting go for me and with the New Year and a new decade coming quickly, I‘ve been thinking about what I need to let go of this year.

I've come up with fact that I must let go of the attachment I have to my stuff. I have lived in the same home for over 20 years and I am feeling a bit crowded. As I look around, I see that the majority of the things that are taking up space are things that either hold some sentimental value for me or I hang on to because someday I know I'll need it.

According to Fung Shui, my stuff has reached a point where it is chomping away at my energy fields and sucking up and blocking the flow of good energy. And who really wants that in their life?

Several years ago, a friend of mine who is in recovery realized that part of his using was that he never felt he was "enough". A mantra he learned was, "I have enough, I do enough, I am enough."

This is my new mantra for my new year.

I know I have enough. I realized a few years ago that anything I wanted I didn't really need. Every time I am getting ready to buy something, I now ask myself, "Do I really need this?" The greatest percentage of the time, the response is "No", I just want it. So, if I don't need it, it doesn't come home with me.

Bookshelf Revisited by Chotda
Bookshelf Revisited by Chotda

I have reached a point in my life that whenever I bring anything new into the house, I must let go of something that is already in my house. My problem is, the newer things are bigger and take up more space than the ones I let go of.

So this year I am purging my life. I will clear out what is no longer relevant to me -- whether it be my stuff, my activities, or even people that are no longer a part of my life now.

I will focus on determining what matters to me now, in present time, not in the past or in the future.

I know this process of purging will be one of my most liberating experiences. I know that I will not only clear space in my home and office, but I will also clear space in my life.

I just need to remember, "I have enough. I do enough. I am enough."

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."
- Lao Tzu

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!


Your Money or Your Life

A friend of mine, Vicki Robin, wrote a book several years back with Joe Dominguez called, Your Money or Your Life. I picked up this book because the title got my attention. I was in transition in my work, so money wasn't flowing as freely as I needed it to. I did some of the exercises suggested in the book and looked at my work from the aspect of the REAL hourly wage which included commuting, getting ready, additional time and expenses of entertaining co-workers, lunches, drinks after work, clothing, etc. I realized I did not need as much money as I thought I did. Most importantly, I realized that after adding up all my time and expenses spent directly on my job, I was making extremely less than I thought I did.

Money by TW Collins
Money by TW Collins

This is where I woke up to the fact that I was spending way to much of my life energy toward my work and woke up to the fact that there was so much more of my life's energy that I wanted to use in different endeavors.

Vicki is now holding teleseminars on helping you discover your "enough" point. I attended the pilot and highly recommend her work. Enough is not just about your stuff. It is also about your time, your energy, and your attention. It is about having more of what you really want and enough time to enjoy it.

It is about shedding unnecessary spending, responsibilities, commitments, worry -- and returning to enough.

Take a look at

Hot Links!

  • When I was a little girl and complained about anything my Mother's standard response was "Be grateful you have your health." I was a little girl...I was seemed healthy was a normal state. Now I know it is not a normal state and I am grateful for my health as are others. More here...
  • Enough Already! Peter Walsh on decluttering to live the life you want.
  • Some Great "Enough" tips for Home and Office

Recommended Reads with links to

  • Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez
  • The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Business and in Life by Leo Babauta
  • Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin


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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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