In This Issue: Is Freedom Really Freedom? Parole Hearings - The GOGI Way Is Freedom Really… Freedom? Thoughts from Coach Taylor Coach Johnny, the GOGI Mailroom Manager and GOGI Board Member, will often share a few words of encouragement to recently released students of the GOGI Life Tools. What he shares inspires them to smoothly navigate the challenges inherent in transitioning from a DOC to the outside world. He tells them that physical freedom requires a positive attitude and a lot of work. It’s more [...]
In addition to releasing the GOGI Yoga for Small Spaces book, GOGI is increasing the number of episodes of the You Tube Humans of GOGI Series. All future GOGI initiatives focus on expanding use of the GOGI Life Tools to every sector of the population, with new and innovative ways of sharing the GOGI Life Tools.
https://youtu.be/syM22oBSL6s Coach Johnny - Special guest on the prison post
The Bob Barker Foundation has been supporting non-profit organizations serving justice-impacted communities since 2004. The PowerUp Leadership Academy (PLAY) initiative of Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) was recently awarded grant funding by the Bob Barker Foundation to address the unmet need to better prepare GOGI Students for leadership positions upon release. Through the grant funding, more than 60 participants will be provided with multiple required leadership courses leading to full certification as a GOGI Coach.
A Note from GOGI Founder, Coach Taylor - Sometimes trauma or unfortunate circumstances can be morphed into pretty awesome outcomes, especially for those of us who use our GOGI Life Tools. Because I believe myself to be skilled at using my GOGI Life Tools, I was able to create positive outcomes from my recent fall off a horse and the resulting metal plate in my arm. What I know is this. When we perceive our challenges to be opportunities in disguise, we can create some significantly powerful outcomes. (Read more in GOGI Coach News).
CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY is part of the set of Tools called TOOLS OF MOVING FORWARD. This Tool is not about claiming responsibility for the past. Instead, the Tool CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY is about today and tomorrow.
We all can make better decisions, and GOGI offers a simple way to help you reach your goals and create a better version of you. While the GOGI Tools are studied according to the GOGI Calendar of Study, you can pull out a GOGI Tool at any time, any where. Just remember, all tools are only useful if you put them to work. Here's a quote from page 77 of "Power Up Your Life The GOGI Way: The PowerUp! Manual — POSITIVE ACTIONS is part of [...]
When you use POSITIVE WORDS, its almost as if you are building an additional shield of protection to keep from being negatively impacted, regardless of outside circumstances.
When negativity creeps into your head, you can banish it forever with your fix-it Tool called POSITIVE THOUGHTS.
FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH is part of the set of Tools called TOOLS OF THE BODY and was created when a group of Students of GOGI wanted to find a way to get their actions to not be so reactive or automatic.