Nature provides us with great examples of transformations and change. One of the most dynamic examples is the metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly. On a certain day the caterpillar stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig of leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon. Within this protective casing the caterpillar radically transforms, eventually emerging as a butterfly (Ferris Jabr).

This is empowered excellence! The lesson from nature is that behaviors must change if we are to transform. Oh, Mother Nature – that is easier said than done! We humans have choice - other species have none.

Choice is our empowerment! Just as nature empowered the caterpillar to radically transform by changing behaviors, we humans are empowered to radically transform by choosing the person we want to be.


Taking a next step requires courage, and discipline, and mindset. One way to start is by creating a vision of who you want to be instead of what you want or what you want to do.

Of course, we cannot change our ethnicity, the color of our skin, or our family heritage; however, we can choose the person we want to be in a circumstance or situation. For example, we can choose to be fearless, or fun, or enterprising, or practical. We can choose to be professional, responsible or resourceful. We can choose to be dedicated, level-headed, open-minded or purposeful. The list of choices is endless.

The point is that when we approach an intentional or unintentional circumstance by defining who we will be in the circumstance or situation we are more empowered to manage the circumstance or situation. When we decide in advance who we will be, then what we do becomes a more natural state for us. Our decision making becomes clearer, our emotions are managed our choices are differentiated.

Empowerment is a state of choice!

There are many ways to move through life. Some people move with circumstance and happenstance. Others move with discipline and purpose. Empowering our own excellence requires continuous choice, and yes, it is challenging. That is why people have coaches. A coach can help you to level set yourself. A coach can help you to get your head back in the game. A coach can support your transformations to be the person you choose to be. A coach works with you to transform your thoughts, dreams, and goals into action plans and accountability structures.

We are all endowed with the potential to empower our own excellence - and we can start at any age. It is only too late when we leave this existence. We can conceive (conceptualize), set goals, plan (strategize), be disciplined, we can act, and be fulfilled in life. We can empower our own excellence to create new realities! We can become CONCEIVERS.

Start now! Start today! Empower Your Own Excellence!

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