Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Discover How to Be Your Best
Percolate Change
by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino on April 10th, 2015

​​In this fast-paced world, I use the term "Percolate" as a metaphor for how you can move forward with growing awareness, live in the present moment, and experience greater joy and peace. It’s a way for you to let your heart and mind brew powerful ideas so that your spirit floats to the top like the foam on your latte. No matter how stuck you feel, moving forward is always possible. Grab a cup of your favorite joe, put your feet up, and let your heart’s desire surface as we talk about how to get unstuck and beginning the percolation process.

Like many right now you are probably getting bombarded with list makers and folks wanting you to have a New Year and a New You. These are the people who are telling you to make long lists of things you want to change for the next year. Great. I call this the hamster approach. My goal is to remove you from that wheel.

My experience as a recovering hamster is that this becomes quickly overwhelming and in the end I fail and see others making the same mistakes.  

Let’s talk about being in hamster mode. Hamster mode equals being stuck. You might be stuck repeating the same behavior; or you might be stuck in a job, stuck at a certain weight, stuck in a bad marriage . . . just plain stuck! Whatever internal hamster zone you’re stuck on, it’s important to recognize and deal with it. My goal is to remove you from that place and get you moving in a more consistent, effective direction. My mission is to get you off that wheel to nowhere. 

Step away from the wheel. Get off the wheel!

Imagine if the hamster got loose from its cage and off the wheel. What would happen? Getting out of hamster mode takes courage to step away from your comfy hamster zone. 

Instead make one thing, thought, idea, value, belief, etc…. the focus point. Allow yourself ten minutes each day in silence to either write, think or ponder whatever thoughts come up around this one thought or idea.

That becomes your jewel in your crown called life.

If you are umcomfortable right now, you are right on target.  It is a lot easier to get on the wheel that to get off of it.

​Let’s reflect on these important questions:

Can it get better?

What can you do to make your life easier?

What can you do to make your life better or more fulfilling?

What’s your first step?

Are you afraid or hesitant to take this first step?

What messages in your head may tell you to be afraid?

Can you substitute these negative messages with empowering ideas of what you can and will do?

What holds you back from fulfilling your needs?
​Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the author of PERCOLATE - Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House 4/14/14) and founder and CEO of the Best Ever You Network. Elizabeth understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate their light within and help them live their best life. She has a degree in communications and broadcasting; is a life coach, food-allergy expert, and anaphylaxis survivor; and is the host of The Best Ever You Show. Elizabeth lives with her husband and four boys in Maine. ElizHamilton.com

Posted in Attitude and Inspiration, BestEverYou365, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, Mindset, Self-help    Tagged with Percolate, change, Elizabeth Hamilton, Coaching, making changes, hamster mode, stuck, moving forward, habits, focus, consistency, Determination, direction, Best Ever You, hay house, heal your life, Be your best


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