They call themselves Human Potential Explorers who say that they are “In love with each other, life, and you”. Just looking at their beaming faces from their website or on facebook where they offer gems of wisdom, it is easy to tell that they earnestly mean it. These two life coaches are going to be the next guests on It’s All About Relationships, speaking about ways that we can become empowered to live our best lives.
Ryan left college at 19 to pursue his dream as an actor in the Broadway musical Wicked. From there he went on to work at WME (William Morris Endeavor) before beginning a career producing movies as the Head of Development for an academy award winning production company in Los Angeles.
Immersed in his own spiritual journey. and filled with passion to help others build their business, fall in love and realize their potential, he left his career as a producer and began a private Life Coaching practice before joining forces with his life and business partner, Riley.
After years working as a commercial model appearing in various print and television ads, Riley began a career in marketing for top beauty brands including Aveda. After serving as the Director of Communications for Drybar (the wildly successful chain of national blow dry bars), he changed industries to work for Los Angeles’ top fashion publicity firm.
Aware of the impact his own personal and spiritual growth had on every area of his life, Riley felt called to lead others to the same kind of growth and co-founded “Ryan & Riley” with his life and business partner, Ryan.
The offered a challenge on their Facebook page recently that I decided to take up myself.
When Ryan was in high school, his Rabbi gave a sermon about the power of not complaining. He passed out bracelets and told everyone to wear them with the goal of keeping the bracelet on one wrist for 30 days. When we uttered any form of a complaint, we were to switch the bracelet to the other wrist, thus starting again from day 1.
12 years later, we are -assigning this task to our Coaching Clients and witnessing miracles in their lives. Why do we feel the need to complain? Why put power to our negative trance by speaking them so regularly?
We challenge you today to begin your COMPLAINT FREE 20 DAY CHALLENGE. Make your commitment by writing, “I COMMIT TO THE COMPLAINT FREE CHALLENGE”, grab a bracelet, hair tie, whatever, and begin NOW.
Share this challenge with your friends and see how everyone gets happier.”
What I noticed right away was that I balked at the idea, even though I don’t see myself as a complainer. There are the random yukky-I-don’t-like-the-way-that-person-is-acting-since-it-impacts-on-me-and-everyone-else-with-whom-they-cross-paths, thoughts that float through my mind. “Does that count as a complaint,” I pondered? I have considered complaints as incessant whining about something over which I have no power and the Serenity Prayer has been the antidote. I have viewed them as venomous spewing of vitriol about society, the government, weather, traffic, other people, waiting in line, rising prices….ad nauseum. I wondered if it was considered a complaint if I didn’t say it out loud. The answer was obvious. YES! A complaint, by my new definition was any thought that disturbs my peace. And they sometimes come flying at me at such a pace that I have to duck and cover. What would it take for me to shake them off and instead, re-direct my mind chatter to blessings? Not a whole lot, since most of the time, I am already in that neighbor with an occasional detour.
I am eager to hear their ideas about staying focused on what’s right with this picture and not what’s wrong with it, as well as their relationship as the testing ground/lab setting for what they share with their clients.
Listen in on Thursday March 21st from 8-9pm est on www.vividlife.me