Essence of Excellence

Yesterday, the fishmonger at my local grocery store was in excellent spirits. He had arranged for an amazing sale of fresh Alaskan Coho Salmon.

I love salmon, especially fresh. A treat I used to enjoy often when I lived in a small seaside town in Washington State.

When it was my turn to order, I smiled at the gentleman and asked, “How are you today?”

He gave me a great grin and replied, “I am the essence of excellence.”

Not a brag. A simple fact he recognized and claimed for himself.

What I like more than salmon is the reminder to see the best of me.

Fishmonger as powerful teacher is also an amazing gift.

In passing on these words, he encouraged me to look in myself for my essence and my excellence – and most importantly, the connection between the two.

Let me pay this forward and ask you:

Where is your essence of excellence today?



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Cheryl Marlene, the world’s authority on the Akashic Records, is a mystic who is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She conducts Akashic Record Readings and teaches students to access the Akashic Records through her signature Akashic Records Master Course. In the field of consciousness, she is known as a futurist, innovator, and master teacher who delivers life-changing lessons with warmth and humor. Her exploration takes her to the cutting edge: bringing the future to you today, to help prepare you for what you will need tomorrow.