Day 16 – Taking Risks

Day 16 – woohoo! Look how far you have come!!!  This is a really fun day.  The first time I did the 28 Day Soul Coaching® course I remember that I decided to say “Hi” to everyone I saw as I drove into town on this day.  Now, keep in mind, I live in a very conservative, small New England town, where people don’t normally wave to one another, unless you’ve known each other for years!   I rolled down the window of my car and waved to everyone driving by me, going in the opposite direction, as well as to the people walking along Main Street.  I had so much fun and I was filled with energy by the time I got to where I was going.  Get out there and have some fun!  Let me know what you do and what types of reactions you get.

Blessings, Lisa

Fire: Day 16 – Taking Risks

If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you have always gotten. In other words, if everything stays the same, nothing changes.

Discovering your authentic self means being willing to step into the unknown. It means being willing to do things in a different way. We all fall into old patterns and habits; some of these are a result of protecting and defending ourselves from being hurt, humiliated, or from failure.

Remember the Japanese proverb; “Fall down seven, get up eight.” When you make your decision with faith, and keep on getting up no matter what, it is then that you are truly embarking on a new beginning.

Affirmation for the Day: I am free to experience joy in every moment … no matter what is happening in my life.

Today: Constantly ask yourself, “How can I experience even more joy and fun today?” and see what your subconscious comes up with!

Level 1: Fun!!

No matter what is happening in your life today, find a way to create fun and joy while doing it. Maybe you have to run errands all day; ask yourself how you can have more fun doing this. Perhaps you could put on some hot salsa music on the radio and rock out in your car at the stop signs. Or maybe you could belt out a song at the top of your lungs while you soar along the highway. (Driving is one of the few places that you can sing as loud as you want to your heart’s desire without worrying about other people’s reactions.) List in your Process Journal what is really fun for you to do. Continue to ask (and answer) today’s question, “How can I experience even more joy and fun right now?”

The next exercise involves taking a risk, but it is one of the fastest ways to break out of old behavioral molds. Laugh yourself silly! Don’t just giggle. Laugh with the exuberance of a child. Even if you don’t feel like laughing, pretend to have a huge belly laugh. Roll on the floor guffawing. Snort when you laugh. When was the last time you had a good rolling, cackling, chortling, falling-down-laughing fit? Never? Why not start today. Even pretending can have an amazing affect on your soul. Hey! Come on. Really do it! You have nothing to lose … and everything to gain. As you do this exercise notice what emotions, memories, and thoughts spontaneously arise.

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4 Responses to “Day 16 – Taking Risks”

  1. Addison Diamond

    Lisa, this is what happened to me this morning before I even got round to read Day 16 information… )))) I was singing this song I can’t remember the name but it goes on “Sunrise, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset” and I was doing it with such an urge inside me. I had a funny feeling within. I did this as I cleaned the kitchen and then as I cooked lunch. )))) I did this in front of my niece and she even asked me why I would behave like this but I kept on repeating “Sunrise, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset” and cared less to think of why she would ask me why I was singing. After a short while, she kind of automatically started singing these words out too… )))))))))) I was amazed!

    I am going to watch a funny movie right now and have a great laugh.

    Oh, I love Day 16! :-)))

    Thanks a lot!




    • Lisa

      Addison, you make me laugh! I just LOVE your enthusiasm. Looks like you don’t even have to finish the course as you are already living the course!!! Good for you.
      Love ya,

  2. Addison Diamond

    I am happy to make you laugh, Lisa :-))))))))))))) Day 16 was a day all about laugh, and did you notice that it happened all around you? :-)))))

    You brought laughter, joy, happiness and much much more positive into my life. I am so grateful to you by guiding me in to the right direction!

    I DO want to finish the course because I love what I am doing and I love what’s happening for me in the process.

    Last night, I went out with friends and I would normally behave very quiet in the night club until I drunk myself into a funny mood but I stepped out of that limitation and said to myself I am much more than what I need to do to get myself rocking on the dance floor in front of unknown people and I did it, I just started dancing all of a sudden before we even made the order :-))))))) I was amazed with how easily I could get myself out there and just dance to my heart’s content without worrying about people’s reactions. It felt so like a new beginning in my life and it felt really great, a moment in a lifetime where I understood that I am free to do things that my soul desires :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Oh, I am loving it so much. I love the feelings! I am a human being, a soulful person for God’s sake, I am here to show you people what I got, I said to myself last night :-))))))))))))))))

    On day 15, I wrote you a comment and you answered saying you could explain how I could look for some answers in other people too. You said you were trained to do that. How can I kindly get this piece of information from you, sweetheart? 🙂

    Laugh, enjoy yourself, be happy!


    Love you so much!

    • Lisa

      Addison, I am so happy that you are gaining so much from this course. It seems as though you were just waiting to burst out of your prior existence and BE who YOU really are. That is the most any of us can do, is BE who we really are!

      Yes, I do one-on-one Coaching, so please email me at Lisa[@]artoflivinghappy[dot]com (I write it this way so spam robots won’t fill my inbox!) for more information.

      Love and Blessings to YOU,


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