2020 has been a different year for sure, but it has given me so many gifts, learnings, and opportunities. I’m going to share with you the 20 things I’m most grateful for this year :) Here’s the first ten:
Sometimes we have to slow down in order to speed up. The magic happens in the gap. Inspiration and the best ideas rarely come when we are pushing, hustling, and doing all the things in order to MAKE the result we want happen.
It’s often when we release, let go and get into the flow of learning, growing, taking positive action in any area that we then become magnetic to the very thing that we want in the first place. Going to a networking event with the lighthearted expectation that it will be fun, and you’ll make some new friends and learn about them and their businesses is so much more likely to get the “result” of attracting a new client than the attitude of I MUST get a new client booked in or this event was a waste of my time.
I’ve attracted new clients by cleaning out closets, going to lunch, returning missed calls with no message left (my $30,000 phone call), getting lost in my work and flipping the switch into gratitude (with an...
I'm excited to share that my podcast has a new name a new look and a new episode! Join Lilli Badcock of lillibadcock.com and Gael Wood of elevatewithgael.com for an honest look at online business "smoke and mirrors" marketing, investing in yourself, and believing in yourself. I had so much fun talking with Lilli about all of the options out there and some of our wins, failures, and reasons to invest in learning and using discernment when deciding why and who to invest with.
Today, I feel like I’m failing. Like I AM a failure, and it sucks, but it’s also a perception and a choice to feel this way. It’s not real. Things might not go how I want but I AM not a failure because the only way to really and truly fail is to quit, retreat and give up. It’s easy to do when we put ourselves out there in a new/different/bigger way and our expectations aren’t met.
I remember years ago during the big “recession” I put out a series of affordable 20 minute mini spa services. I had a back massage, facial peel, a foot massage, and a few other options. I made flyers (my go-to marketing strategy at the time) and I sent a couple of emails. Nobody booked, and I felt embarrassed in front of my staff, mad at myself for the time and effort I had invested, and I went into full retreat mode. It sucks to put yourself out there and get crickets!
The truth is I hadn’t done nearly enough to give the new services a chance to...
Feng Shui is your secret weapon to success and better relationships.
Join me in this fascinating chat with Gael Wood, Feng Shui consultant, who helps people attract abundance and luck through the art and science of Feng Shui. Did you know your house or home office could have money leaks? Gael walks us through what areas of the home support our fame or reputation, love, helpful people and travel, career, family and health and what to do to support each of these areas.
Feng Shui personally helped Gael save her marriage, helped her sell two homes, and unblocked energy to bring a spotlight to her business and influx of income. Gael shares how she balances being multipassionate, how she navigated divorce earlier in her life, how she built her own business while working full time with a family, and how she's learned to ask for help from others to support her as we don't need to do it all ourselves.
You can receive a complimentary gift from Gael: Clear the...
In this episode I sat down with the wonderful Gael Wood, who is a Feng Shui Expert and Decluttering Diva!
Gael and I met in an online group a couple of years ago and having worked together several times since we are now also friends.
Gael shared some absolute GOLD in this episode about how to tackle the clutter and disarray in your home that may well be contributing to the unrest in your mind.
If you are not a fan of tidying up and you're worried this might not be for you, BELIEVE me when I say that Gael has actual super powers when it comes to this stuff!
I am the biggest hoarder of crap and yet taking her free challenge turned it all around for me! I managed to clear clutter that had been there for YEARS and with it, all of the shame and guilt I was carrying around it.
So grab a cup of something yummy and settle in for this epic episode! Listen HERE>>> https://wakeuptopurpose.libsyn.com/12-declutter-your-mind
What can you do?
I have never reached a goal or accomplished a task by focusing on not doing the thing!
If I want to write a bookI will not accomplish this by focusing on all of the ways to not write a book. I will only be able to reach my goal by focusing on the ways to make it happen. My house will not get clean by focusing on how dirty it is. It will only get clean by focusing on the cleaning of it.
If you have been unable to see clients and have only focused on not being able to see clients rather than what you can do in these times you may have been stuck without a path forward. I ask myself every day what can I do to reach my goals, and to help people and to move forward.
I was on a call Saturday, talking about fundraising. It was brought up that with our current list of connections and donors that it looks unlikely we can reach our goal in our ideal timeline. I try not to subscribe to such thinking. Although I didn't have an answer in the moment after the meeting, when I was...
Picture it: the mountains of North Carolina, 2013 an overworked mom and massage therapist is ready to change her life, and she buys a planner…..
That’s how my career as an online entrepreneur began. As I worked through the planner, I began to feel that my life could be more, that I could do something different, have more time with my family and maybe even make some money online! I had a vague Idea of sharing what I had learned in my then 18 years as a massage therapist and esthetician with people that were just getting started. Maybe I could write an ebook or teach some classes.
There was just one problem, I would have to write, and I was terrible at writing. I was sure of this because I had believed it for so long. In school I didn’t get good grades on my English papers, and I hated everything about learning sentence structure, and trying to write reflections on The Scarlett Letter. I wanted to write in plain English and call a spade a spade, so...
Sometimes we buy things with high hopes and good intentions of becoming a better versions of ourselves.
Maybe it was those kitchen appliances that were supposed to help us to create healthy gourmet meals and lose weight, art supplies to whip up lovely creations to give for holiday gifts, model car kits for snow days at home with our kid, the belly dancing fitness system or perfect planner system that was to keep us organized, on track and ticking off all of our goals.
We've all been there, and we buy these things with the best of intentions, but what happens when we don't use them? Several things can happen from here, we might feel guilty and down on ourselves and our inner self talk might sound something like this "You are so flaky, you're always wasting money, you never follow through with things!" Not thoughts that will help us thrive right?
We might shove these things away, with the idea that "someday when I have more time" they will get put to good use, so then...