You have to do it by yourself,
but you don’t have to do it alone.



By Russell Scott

Usually around the end of January I notice many people suffering from what I call NYRRS or New Year's Resolution Relapse Syndrome.

Some of us have made wonderful promises to ourselves that we just can't keep. In desperation we give ourselves a good tongue-lashing, enthusiastically pronounce some affirmations, pump ourselves up with some jumping jacks or maybe listen to one of the motivational tele-seminars that come into our in-box to try to get going again.

Or maybe we just get some junk food and sit in front of the TV and dream about what we are going to do the next New Year. Maybe you are experiencing that none of these work and you are feeling defeated?

It’s partly the nature of problems. It not really a new year's thing but it happens most at new year's because that's when we set new goals.

It’s important to understand what a problem is: A problem is composed of goal and a barrier. Sometimes it’s a goal and an opposing goal. We want something and something's in the way.  Often times we just don't know what we really want and what's really in the way.

Often it’s the barrier that is not known.

We can't solve a problem if we don't really know what is in the way.

The other thing is: all our energy is tied up in the problem. We used all our energy to create the problem and there's very little left in the battery to use to solve it. It’s like trying to start a car on a really cold day and the motor won't turn over.

So what do we do? Well, we do what we are most reluctant to do...get a boost of energy from someone else…someone who is skilled at helping.

I know all about this. For years and years I had high cholesterol. Tried to solve the problem on my own...tried vitamins, herbs...ate super-foods, weird foods, fad foods, gag name it and nothing helped. Then one day I had a hemorrhage in my head and fortunately I survived. I went to my doctor and a naturopath. I went on special diet and an exercise program. In 3 months I lost a ton of weight and my cholesterol range become healthy. I couldn't believe I spent hundreds of dollars and years of wasted energy trying to solve the problem on my own. All I needed was skilled support.

How about you? 

Is there an area of your life that you’re stuck in…a relationship, a job, some frustration,  lack of meaning or fulfillment? How long has it gone on for? How long are you willing to let it go on unsolved? Are you are spinning your wheels? Maybe feeling hopeless or wanting to give up? If that's the case I have something that I'd like to offer you:

A complementary 40 minute:

"What's Really Going on in my Life Session?"

 In this free session I'll to help you get clear on:

  • What's challenging you right now?
  • What is it that you really want?
  • What is the central thing that brings you happiness?
  • What is it that is stopping you (Its often not what we think)

I'll work with you to simplify what's got you stuck (problems can be way too complex and that's why they are hard to solve.) 

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We'll look at a concise step by step process to dissolve what's in the way using a self-inquiry method called Clearing (which I will explain in the session) and get you moving again towards greater success and fulfillment.

Now, I've only got room for 5 of these sessions per month so get back to me asap it you want one. The first 5 people that e-mail me back will get sessions. I can do this session anywhere in the world by phone or skype.

Click on: >>>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <<< and give me your phone # and best days and times that I can contact you to schedule the free session. If I don't get back to you it means that I just had too many people wanting the session... so contact me soon. (Alternatively you can call me at 519-829-4149 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Russell Scott

Retreat Leader, Speaker, Spiritual mentor and Author of Awakening the Guru in You

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—Beth Clark,Yoga/Meditation Instructor, Kingston, Ontario

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