Ellen Fein really inspired me when she talked about ‘Smart Feet’ in one of the seminars Ellen and Sherrie (E & S) did, which I listened to on a CD I bought from their website. I am a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and this really spoke to me. Whilst studying NLP I discovered that I can become overwhelmed when looking at the ‘Big Picture’ because I am a details person. Whilst it helps me to know the ‘Big Picture’ I also think about all the details of all the things I have to do to achieve the ‘Big Picture’. I found that breaking things down into small manageable steps for me was the way to mobilise myself and feel better. I could focus on one thing at a time and not worry as much about the rest.
When Ellen spoke about ‘Smart Feet’ she explained that she would just follow ‘The Rules’ (TR) – she wouldn’t look left or right, she would just look straight ahead, put one foot in front of the other and use her ‘Smart Feet’, follow ‘The Rules’ and then things would just fall into place. She didn’t need to worry about this or that. I love this metaphor – and found it extremely helpful with ‘TR’.
In Dani Johnson’s book ‘First Steps to Wealth‘ (*you can download the e-book for free on her website) she talks of “four things changed my life and they continue to shape my life” (Johnson, 2011). These four things are:
- No excuses.
- No Opinions and Suggestions.
- Follow Directions.
- Get Training.
Number three Dani explains “The sad thing is that most people are unteachable. Instead of following instructions and mastering what already has a proven track record, the person ends up with no results and says the system did not work.”
Ellen’s ‘Smart Feet’ also reminded me of Dani Johnson’s ‘Follow Directions’.
So if you are feeling unsure, you are having a tough time with ‘TR’ and / or overwhelmed, just follow ‘TR’ directions, use your ‘Smart Feet’ and put one foot in front of the other.
To finish up I couldn’t finish this blog without mentioning FlyLady – who of course tells us to take ‘baby steps’. If a baby falls over, the baby doesn’t give up, she puts one foot in front of the other and keeps attempting to walk. If you are just getting your Rules feet for the first time or if you’ve fallen over – don’t give up. Just take one baby step at a time!
Have a Happy Rulesy week!
Wishing you all the very best in love and life,
Debbie Sedgley Rules Coach
*I have no affiliation to Dani Johnson.