March 2019

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How choice determines your well-being.

Both Ron and Bill had the same responsibilities in the morning. Yet, how they went about their morning contrasted widely. Ron before leaving bed reached for his phone and checked the news. Immediately his blood pressure rose. While staring at this phone, he half heartedly kissed his wife on the cheek, scoffed down some microwaved oatmeal, and rushed to his car. Ron nearly hit his neighbor pulling out of his driveway since he only looked one way. Here’s how Bill spent his morning. Bill upon waking, reached over and told his wife he loved her. He listened gently while the birds chirped joyfully with spring fast approaching. He opened his front door to check the weather. He took in the fresh scent of rain that fell overnight and watched the morning dew glisten on the spring buds of the trees. The sun ray sparked warmth on his skin. As he shut the door, his senses alive inside, he took a deep breath and said, I’m thankful for another day to be alive, see my family, and serve the world. Bill ate breakfast with his kids and then headed to work. Ron and Bill had the same responsibilities that morning. How each choose to respond differed. Where do you take in the present moment? Where do you rush through your day? Your choices determine your well-being. Which path will you choose? Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day! ​​​​​​​Lora Polowczuk Chief Energy Officer © Priority Retreats International

What type of people do you surround yourself with?

Deep down, Sharon felt lost. The people she saw on a regular basis only engaged in superficial, mundane conversations. She wanted something more. Something deeper. Something that not one of her current friends would ever go for. Her ambitions were bigger than she ever imagined. Yet, she had no one to support her through the process. Sharon’s heart wanted support and a community to help her rise. But, where does she find one? To clear her mind, Sharon went for a walk outside on a cold, chilly winter day. The crisp air refreshed her mind, the smell of pine trees brightened her senses. She noticed the buds on trees ready for spring. Sharon thought, what’s within me that’s ready to blossom? As her walk slowed to a meditative stance, a light bulb turned on. Sharon remembered this famous quote by Napoleon Hill. “Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” Sharon thought back. She was invited to an incredible networking event but said no at the time. Sharon rushed to call and see if she could still go. She bought the airline tickets and secured her accommodations. At the event, she met people who poured generosity and vitality into her ambitions. For the first time, she felt supported and could see her visualizations turning into reality. She was given strong marching orders yet thrilled to start the process. It’s time to find the community that stroke and support your ambitions. Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day! Lora Polowczuk Chief Energy Officer © Priority Retreats International

When life throws bricks at you, here’s what you really need.

George’s thoughts rivaled the electrical speed of a bullet train from Paris to London. His actions were swift, deliberate and on target. Quite frankly, George was unstoppable. Until, this happened. A series of three concussions slowed George down. An activity that once took him 30 minutes to complete now takes him three hours. All he could think was, what the heck? What’s going on? How do I get back into that awesome way of living and being. I met George on Sunday night.  He continued the story with, yeah, I’m a perfectionist, too. He asked me, how do you deal with this sudden, abrupt change? I looked him straight in the eye and said. Acceptance. We may not like our current circumstances. We may desperately want them to change. It is not who we know we can be. The first step is to accept where we currently are. Acknowledge that this is the best we can do right now. We can’t pretend to be someone else. Accepting reality is step one. He leaned and listened more. The next step is to give yourself, grace. This gives you permission that you know you can do better even though it’s not the best of who you are. From this place, we can then take the best course of action to correct what’s going on. From here we can start looking at multiple solutions and identifying the next best course of action. Acceptance and grace are the steps to move your forward when life hits you hard. Wishing you an abundant and prosperous day! Lora Polowczuk Chief Energy Officer © Priority Retreats International      

What I Learned From Sharing the Stage with a Billionaire

Six months ago, I let out an exuberant sigh. Suddenly, my spine aligned swiftly and I sat up tall. I got up and walked with more vitality. A light bulb went off. I identified exactly where I wanted to go with my business. I wanted to use my voice to speak on stages. Every person I met, I said exactly what I’m looking for. Plan: Design the life, business, and relationships you imagined. Then, the call came in. Lora, I want to recommend you for an interview at a charity fundraiser in front of a thousand like minded people. The self doubt rolled in. Am I ready? Is this the right time? I was scared. That’s exactly why I said yes. It’s the growth opportunity I wanted. This was the audience I wanted to be in front of.  Everything I previously did lead me to this special invitation. As the interview day approached, I asked myself, What was the core message I wanted to share? How can I come across with the energy I wanted to convey? I practiced what I wanted to say not knowing what questions would be asked. To ensure I had the energy, I took the time to be well-rested, ate right, and exercised. In addition, I made sure I had body work done so that my muscles were open and relaxed and not tight. Practice: Prepare with excellence. The big event came. I put on my dress. And dang. My dressed was ripped. What, how did this happen? Can I get away with it? No. Luckily, I was prepared and brought an extra dress. How prepared are you for when something doesn’t go as expected? I showed up engaging and curious about everyone there. I brought enthusiasm and excitement to every conversation and with each person I interacted with. I had fun, lightening up everyone I chatted with. Ryan Long, the event host, called me on stage. It was my time. I was me. I didn’t pretend to be anyone else. I choked up when I started talking about the deaths early in my life. I shared laughs and even challenged Ryan – What are your non-negotiables in life? I discussed why self-care is important. I had fun challenging people to take care of themselves so they can give more. Play: Have fun while achieving. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing. What attitude shift can you bring? Or, how can you bring more play into what you do on a daily basis? I shared the stage with billionaire founder, Jeff Hoffman, and Les Brown, best motivational speaker in the world, Les Brown. They both shared these same concepts. They’ve turned their profits to then serve. Plan, Practice, Play, is the model I use to help you think big and play bigger. ​​​​​​​Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day! Lora Polowczuk Chief Energy Officer © Priority Retreats International