Posts tagged changemakers
How I Changed My Relationship with Money and Created Financial FULFILLMENT

There was a time when I had a very poor relationship with money. My beliefs kept it arms length distance from me and even though I would say I wanted money in my life in a more sustainable and healthy way, it seem to not hear me. ;-)

Have you ever felt that way? 

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How I Created My Dream Life in Less Than 3 Years

I am often asked how I moved back to the United States from Nicaragua with...

  • less than $1,000 to my name
  • no home (just a car I was borrowing)
  • a history of troubled relationships
  • and only one suitcase of belongings


Then, in less than 3 years I created...

  • an extraordinary love relationship that lights me up every day
  • work in the world that I am deeply passionate about and that affords me a financially stress-free lifestyle I love
  • a home/office that feels like a dream (in my dream neighborhood, just blocks from the ocean)
  • and I am continuing to grow, contribute, and celebrate in new and exciting ways every year.
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The Truth About Happiness (that no one is talking about)

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life" - John Lennon

 

I came across this quote recently and it got me thinking...

 

It got me thinking about the truth, that at the core of every goal and every desire, what we are all really after - is happiness

 

In fact, so often where busy, driven professionals and visionaries lose this connection, is that they focus on what they think will bring them happiness (a means to end goal) rather than the end goal itself. 

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Your Dreams Are What Will Change The World

There is a famous speech, that even if we have never listened to it, we know what it's about. 

It's about a dream - a vision. And in expressing that dream fully, it changed the world and left it a better place for all of us. 


I often think about the changemakers of our history and what this world might be like if they listened to their doubt, instead of their faith. Or their worry, instead of their wonder. Or their cynicism over their belief. Because, rest assured, they felt the latter. Yet they chose otherwise. 

In my life and as a coach, I often wondered what made some people choose the latter. And what I have observed is that as people authentically meet themselves, and from that place, boldly go for their dreams - their dreams grow. They grow because 'who you have to become,' the character you develop in getting to your dreams - changes you. And in that change what you believe is possible for you and the world expands, and therefore your vision expands. It's like a muscle, a capacity thing, but with regards to character.

Follow your dreams today, and tomorrow you will become who you were always meant to be - a changemaker. 

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3 Things I Know For Sure About Confidence and How to Enhance It

I once heard someone say, "Confidence. It's not a pre-requisite for bold action, but it is the RESULT of bold action."

Confidence is something we all want more of - more confidence to land that deal, to take that risk, to follow our dreams, to get on that stage, to write that book, to ask that person out on a date. The paradox here is... you've got to first be willing to go for what you want to develop the confidence you think you need to get it. ha! 

I personally find it to be a daily practice to hold onto and act on what I know to be true for me. My desires that come from a deep calling, a yearning from the soul - and to move forward, despite myself. Despite my doubts that maybe I miss heard the call, or maybe I won't add up to the calls expectations, maybe I won't add up to my expectations, maybe I won't be good enough. 

So today I am going to share with you 3 powerful lessons I have learned that have shaped me and guided me over the years. They are the 3 things I know for sure about confidence. I hope it helps release some of that nagging doubt that sometimes seems stronger than you (but we both know you're stronger than your doubt). Here's to you and your confidence...

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Beyond Motivation. Ready to Make Magic of Your Life?

It is wildly uplifting to me to witness someone going for their vision and their dreams with tenacity and courage. So today I am going to share 2 powerful lessons to getting there. 

why?

Because our dreams and visions are the most precious thing we have.

Our dreams of finding our 'soul mate' or doing work in the world that truly fulfills us (and affords us the lifestyle we desire).

Our visions of living a life of depth, presence and purpose.

Our desires to have more adventure and like-minded community surrounding us.

Our Visions to be of service to others through empowering, inspiring, & leading by example. 

Our desires to see what we are made of and to go for something that simultaneously scares and ignites us. 

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