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2005: Issue 18

New Beginnings

The unofficial beginning of fall is upon us ... schools are back in session; the beaches are once again quiet except for the sounds of the waves; the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. For me, this time of year is the anniversary of many “beginnings” from starting at a new school or a new job, to beginning or ending a relationship(s).

In fact, our lives are chock full of new beginnings, all brought on by our choices, whether made at the time or some time before. Unfortunately, captured on our television screens and in our newspapers and magazines, is the stark reality that these new beginnings are often acutely caused by actions beyond our control. The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina has resulted in thousands having no choice but to start anew – whether in a new home; pursuing a new job; living in a new location; or beginning their life without a partner, friend or family member. And for some, it is beginning anew in all of these areas – difficult to fathom and the reality is we could not have a mere two weeks ago.

As I listen to the stories, and see the faces, I am repeatedly reminded what really matters, and is the “glue to life” – the core human values of faith, hope and love. We have seen those who have lost all material possessions, but are full of joy for they have discovered their son, mother or loved one is alive. Or those who in their despair are recipients of the love and kindness of others to degrees they have not ever experienced before. And those whose faith is all abiding, and know it will see them through. Our core values guide us and sometimes carry us through the most difficult and challenging times in life – the times that we mark as new beginnings.

Observation:
Throughout our lives we will experience new beginnings. Whether we are caregivers by profession or personality or both, we are helping others to and through new beginnings – helping them cross those thresholds and move forward by placing their trust in those human values.

Assessment:
People tend to thrive even in the direst of circumstances when they honor the core human values of faith, hope and love.

Prescription:
1. Identify how you are honoring those values each and every moment of your life.
2. Commit to strengthening your bond with these values so they can and indeed do carry you through the difficult times.
3. Offer support in your own way to those who are experiencing new beginnings.


ABOUT Extra Ordinary Living

Taking their learning from 20+ years in corporate healthcare, Janet Crawford and David Scheiderer, MD formed Extra Ordinary Living, Inc. in 2003 with an intention of helping physicians, other healthcare professionals and their organizations identify possibilities and opportunities, remove obstacles, and ultimately, optimize results.

Usually the first question we are asked, is why Tiberius? Our trivia friends usually can identify the references……yes, Tiberius was the 2nd Roman emperor, and yes, Tiberius is the middle name of James T. Kirk from Star Trek. One of our life mottos and business principles is “to learn from the past, look to the future but live in the present;” thus, Extra Ordinary Living.

As Executive and Professional Coaches, we are trained to listen, to observe and to customize our approach to our client's needs. We provide tools, support, structure and accountability to help our clients unleash their full potential and optimize results. There are so many reasons for physicians in particular to feel disenchanted with their chosen profession, their calling. Having a coach helps them get back in touch with their passion for being a healer.

The best thing about coaching is that it is all about you and what you want. We may share our opinions and give you advice, but it is up to you to pick and choose what you want to accept. We suspend judgment and will support you in your decisions.

As Professional Speakers, our messages are inspirational while imparting useful, practical and memorable information in a fun and dynamic way to help you in your pursuit of authentic happiness, and the enjoyment of deep life experiences.  



David Scheiderer, MD, MBA
Executive Coach


Janet Crawford, MHA, MBA
Executive Coach



Tiberius Rx ... written for physicians and those who love them, work with them, or befriend them, and want to explore, experience and excel in all aspects of their life.

"Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action."
– Anna Lappe
 
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."
– Sophocles  (496 BC - 406 BC)


Tiberius Happenings

Optimizing your Performance


If you are a female professional on the proverbial treadmill of life, and you want to get off, join Janet in this 4-week tele-class that begins on September 13. 

You will learn:

• How to feel good about saying “no”
•  Create habits that are self-optimizing and eliminate habits that are self-defeating
• Language management skills that will save you time and leverage your influence
 
For more information, go to our website, www.tiberiusenterprises.com or call, (540) 342-2844.