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3 Important Life Lessons From The Woods of Big Sur OR How To Prioritize Your Next (Much Deserved) Vacation

September 20th, 2016 | no comments


As you may know, I spent a portion of August off the grid to get away from it all, unplug oh, and get married to the love of my life 🙂fullsizerender-5

 

For our honeymoon we camped Big Sur and the Pismo Beach area and we kept marveling over HOW freakin’ good it felt to have nothing to do but just BE. Or phones had no service, we had plenty of days off and we were just in a bubble of love.

It was awesome.

We vowed to prioritize time off just as much as we do other things on our ever going (growing) to-do list.

 

So how does one prioritize time off?

 

(This one is dedicated to all my fellow Capricorns out there, honorable mentions to my Taurus & Virgos too!)

 

This is how you do it:

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3 Ways to Prioritize Your Next (Much Deserved) Vacation

 

Understand That This Actually Increases All Of Your Favorite Indicators of Success:

Creativity, Great Ideas, Inspiration, Good Juju, your vacation will enhance all of those things! I remember when I first started allowing myself to take breaks it was because my clients could tell I was worn out. (To be fair, I work with intuitives and self-care experts, so it wasn’t hard for them to pick up on it). The old model is to wear exhaustion as a badge of honor, but in current times, nobody wants to be cared for by someone whose exhausted and on their last leg. I realized I had to make it a part of my work to take breaks and that I was actually being of higher service taking care of myself. You’re the vessel that carries out your genius. You gotta take care of that vessel.

 

Put it in the Calendar:

I have a mini (or major) vacation planned at the end of every 90 days according to the 12 Week Year  (which is one of my favorite books, I highly recommend you check it out). When you schedule a vacation at the end of each quarter you can adopt a different rhythm. Rather than going, going, going, going all the time, you can go hard (or not SO hard) each quarter knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This works best if you’re someone who loves to be engrossed in a project, with the opportunity to use brain (and heart) to create something important and then reward yourself with a break and fully dive deep into self-care and relaxation. #WorkHardPlayHard

 

Respect It Like You Would A Meeting

Okay so now it’s on the calendar, but don’t just “pencil” it in. You’re not writing it tentatively on your calendar with the condition you’ll only honor it if you have the time or money and NO other scheduling conflicts come up. 

NO, you’re not doing that. ‘Cause putting yourself, your sanity and self-care last is nothing new, sista! Like they say on airplane flights, it’s time to put the mask on you first and just TRUST that this is actually how you can show up better for yourself and everyone else in your life.

 

So what do you think of these tips? Will you be able to incorporate them into your life? Let me know about in the comments below

If you’d really like to take a deep dive in learning how to create deep meaningful work that fits your ideal lifestyle, check out the Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp program and find your freedom in 8 weeks or less!

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Longing for freedom and fulfillment in your business? This is what you need…First.

September 13th, 2016 | no comments

 

You’re not trying to make a quick buck

You’re not just hopping on the latest trend

You’re not trying to “crush the competition”

And you’re certainly not trying to work around that clock

 

You want a business, yes, but not in the old sense of the word. When you say you want to grow your business you’re not thinking of yourself as some guy wearing a stuffy business suit in an ivory tower, controlling your employees by dominating and intimidating them…

 

Your idea of business is creating a meaningful body of work, that’s making a real difference in people’s lives and in turn, gives you the life you’ve always dreamed of… a life where you get to spend time with your family, travel as often (and as far) as you’d like and allows you to witness the contribution you’re making to the world. You want a business that plays to your strengths and is so uniquely YOU, that no one can duplicate the magic you bring.

 

This is what it looks like to build a business that gives you freedom and fulfillment. But how the heck do you create

But how the heck do you create that?

 

Well, the answer is a deep one, and it’s what I cover in depth in the Be Your Own Boss Bootcamp program, but what I can share with you right now, is the first step to creating a business that gives you freedom and fulfillment.

 

The first thing you want to do to create a fulfilling freedom-based business is to connect deeply with your Vision.

What do you see for yourself and what do you see for the world?

 

If you’re creating a widget (or a Snuggie) maybe you don’t have to worry about your Vision so much. But if you’re looking to grow a business that is mission-filled, freedom-based and purpose-driven, then connecting with your Vision is your very first step!

And before you roll your eyes, let me reassure you, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process, in fact it can be a ton of fun!  

 

To show you what a blast it can be, I’ve created this free 25-minute training to show you how to create a brand board for
your bizz. (When the mandatory work includes hopping on Pinterest, you know a good time awaits!)

 

 

Have fun with this process and see what you come up with as you connect with why you want to grow this business in the first place. Send me your brand board by Friday, and be eligible to win a free gift from me to you!

 

I can’t wait to see what you create and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

 

Sending you lots of love and I’ll “see” you next week 😉

 

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The One About My Biggest Fear + A Gift For You

July 21st, 2016 | no comments

I know, I know you’re one tough sista, but I’m curious, do you have a crazy phobia?

 

While parts of me are tough as nails, I realized I have some crazy phobias. One I discovered when I was a wee one, and that is my fear of BIG EYES (ugh, I cringe just thinking of it).

 

I discovered this when I was reading the Encyclopedia and came across a picture of a tarsier. I literally threw the book and had nightmares for a week. I’ll just say this, it’s eyes are 75% of its head (which can see into your soul). *faints *

 

Another phobia I have that I actually discovered this year is Trypophobia. I just had to Google it make sure I spelled it right and now I’m itchy all over. Gross. If you feel horrified when you look at honeycombs, lotus pods or that frog whose babies hatch out of it’s back (oh you don’t know about THAT ? Google at your own risk…) then you have Trypophobia too.

 

While those phobias are a bit off the wall and won’t keep me from getting through my daily existence, my third fear actually did keep me from moving forward in life and my business. This fear isn’t so crazy either, a lot of people share this phobia with me, maybe you do too.

 

You’ve heard it all before, statistically, people would rather die, have a pet snake or hold a spider if it meant they didn’t have to do this one thing….

 

And that one thing is…. Public Speaking.

 

I’ll be the first to say, most phobias are irrational and just in our heads (I mean, what did a honeycomb ever do to me?) but what goes on in our heads feel very, very real and can shape our whole world.

 

So how did a girl that has a fear public speaking overcome one of her crazy, not so crazy phobias? I talk about it in today’s video, which you can watch below.

If you’re interested in the free training I took to start my journey to getting over my fear of public speaking, click here and you’ll be taken there straight away. Just enter your name and email and you’ll be given free access to the support materials and training videos. Super valuable stuff that literally changed the game for me.

Please know I’m on this journey with you and doing videos, booking workshops and sharing my voice doesn’t come easy to me at.all. But I do know its necessary and I’m here to walk shoulder to shoulder with you as you continue your journey to being more visible and sharing your voice.

Check out today’s video and sign up for your free training if you’re serious about kicking your fear to the curb. Stay tuned because I’ll share even more resources with you next week as well.

Big hugs,

Jennifer

P.S. The reason I couldn’t give you the actual name of aforementioned frog is because I’d have to Google it, and then there’d be images and then I’d see it in my head all.day.long. I can’t. I won’t. #OnePhobiaAtATime

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4 Things To Do When You Feel The World Is Crumbling Around You

July 14th, 2016 | no comments

You know the #1 one issue I’ve heard my readers are having this week? Feeling like they are in total despair and needing a pick me up to make it through their day so they can continue to build their business and do good in the world.

I get it.

It’s been rough, but if you think about it, “life” happens all the time #amIright. Sometimes we feel it on a global level and sometimes it’s our day to day life that makes us feel like we’re spinning out of control.

If you’re feeling that way, I’ve got some good news for you…

I created this video with you in mind. On today’s show, I cover, 4 things you can do when you feel like the world is crumbling around you. I may say some things you don’t expect, so be sure to tune in now.

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It is my mission to keep you encouraged and inspired to continue to be a force of positive change in the world.

Sending you loads of love,

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Feeling Sad & Stuck? This Will Help

June 14th, 2016 | no comments

Hey my darling world changer,

I know you’re like me and feel the effects of yet another tragedy happening in our precious world.

It puts my belly in knots, my heart in pieces and at times I can feel the optimism draining from my body.

But thank God, that whisper, that nudge, that deep soul level WHY — sometimes as subtle as a butterflies wing, brushes up next to my ear and says, “you can do this, you must do this, the world needs you.”

And I know it’s true.

I also know the same is true for you.

Whatever that thing is that sets your heart a-flutter that really means something to you.
THAT thing is important, it’s a gift and it’s meant to be shared with the world.

More than ever, folks like us need to rise up and use our gifts for good!

Now, when you’re putting something out there that’s straight from your heart it can feel vulnerable and it’s easy to get stuck.

No worries, sis, I got your back.

In today’s video, I take my time to give you 4 ways to get unstuck and seriously moving on your mission.

There’s a heart to these things, there’s a psychology behind it and there are elements you may not have considered. I cover it all in today’s video.

Watch the video now, because at this point, time is of the essence.

I feel so lucky to be in your corner cheering you on. Thank you for allowing me to walk shoulder to shoulder with you as you continue on this journey.

You got this world changer, you really do, now  go out there make a difference!
xoxo,

Jennifer

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Can’t Decide? This Is What’s Happening To You

June 7th, 2016 | no comments
Do you consider yourself indecisive or are you great at decision-making?

Making a decision can be hard for some.

Decisions are an important part of our everyday life and there’s so much to the topic.

Today, however, I cover an aspect of decision-making most folks don’t talk about(or even realize!)

If you’ve every sheepishly declared, “I’m so indecisive!”, I’m excited to share this with you.

Check out today’s video and let me know what you think about what I reveal!

Happy Choosing,
Jennifer

P.S.  Do you consider yourself indecisive? Or maybe you’re great at decision-making! Either way, today I talk about a hidden reality you may not have realized was happening when you do (or don’t) make a decision. Check it out.

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How To Make Your Dreams Come True This Summer

June 1st, 2016 | no comments

OMG,

Can you believe it’s June! The year is just about halfway over and things are heating up (at least here in the U.S. of A. )

When you kicked off 2016, is this where you thought you’d be come June 2016?

Maybe you’ve crushed your goals and now you’re dreaming up bigger and better things to achieve. Maybe you’re not where you want to be, but you know you can make magic happen before the end of the year.

Well, wherever this note finds you, I have something fabulous to share with you today. Like I mentioned last week, I was working on something that will help you make your dreams come true.

Guess what, now it’s officially here!
 
Check out today’s video then join the group to start putting some magic into action.

People who’ve gotten a head start have already created marketing videos, meditation audio series and this is just the beginning.

If you’re ready to make real change in your life, check out today’s video, follow the inspired action steps and I’ll see you on the inside.

Sending you all my best,
Jennifer

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things you may not know about me + what it says about you

May 24th, 2016 | 1 comment

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 10.43.55 AMSo, I posted this picture + caption this morning on Instagram & folks are emailing and telling me they never knew these things about me, so I thought I’d share it with you (hint: I frame it like it’s all about me, but it’s really about you 🙂 #ImCraftyLiketThat)

 

“You Can Go Your Own Way”

⋆It made no sense when I whisked away to the Philippines for a friend, pretty much out of nowhere (or so it seemed)

⋆It was considered questionable when I left a cushy corporate position and moved to South America for 3 years

⋆It’s confusing for folks that I’d rather volunteer than go shopping

⋆I’m told it’s weird that I love thrifted threads and value hand-me-downs more than I do the latest fashion trend

⋆I get teased because my idea of a fabulous weekend may include firewood, hotdogs and a tent for two

The thing is what others call weird, different and unconventional, I just call it ME and what others say is weird, different and unacceptable about you, just makes you YOU-nique 😉

So, start loving those quirks, embrace your uniqueness and shine on, sista! 

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Boom! Permission granted for you to be your unique, quirky, fabulous self! How great is that?

The last thing I want to share with you about is…

 

This Summers’ Coming Attractions 

If you’ve been saying to yourself, “Self, this summer I’ve SERIOUSLY gotta get it together!” I invite you to join this group where I’ll be laser coaching the members on how to reach their personal & bizz goals in 90 days (or less!)

I’ve got some goodies coming at you for the next several months and in this group is where the accountability, resources and conversation will be happening. (Note: people in the group have overcome their fear of recording videos, written e-courses, created meditation audios and we haven’t even officially gotten started!!) If you’re interested in joining that wave of success, request to join here and start thinking of your 90 day goal!

Hope to see you in there, and look forward to manifesting your dreams all summer long! 

 

 Here’s to tents, turquoise & teepees,

Jennifer 🙂

 

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My Powerful Day With Oprah & What That Means For You

May 10th, 2016 | no comments

Hi Friend 🙂

How are things going with you? I’m still processing after coming back from an amazing surprise vacay to see Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions Series 2! I saw incredible teachers I’m a fan of such as India.Arie, Caroline Myss, Marie Forleo, Amandla Stenberg (Rue!) and Eckhart Tolle and people I’m now totally turned on to like Shaka Senghor, Dr. Shefalie Tsabery and Cheryl Strayed (#FolksYouNeedToGoogle).

The event was amazing and I met sooooo many fantastic people, but the real magic of the trip is how it all came to pass.

I don’t want to make this letter too long, so let’s just say, on Wednesday morning when I woke up, I wasn’t attending the event. The tickets had been sold out  for weeks, my schedule was packed and I had just splurged on a birthday trip for my man. However, by Wednesday night, tickets had been purchased, a car was leaving for LA on Friday and I was on my way to Super Soul Sessions with my magical mastermind sisters.

The combination of synchronicity, dwelling in possibility, listening to those thought leaders and being in the energy of greatness all weekend, reminded me how at any given moment there are a zillion different outcomes. Just because you’ve assessed what’s possible for you using your 5 senses, the reality is there are an infinite number of outcomes that can occur every second of every day.

For example, if you find yourself saying, “I can’t afford it”, really that’s just one outcome out of a zillion.

If you find yourself saying, “I don’t have time”, that’s one possibility, sure, but there are also an infinite number of other possibilities.

This trip was not logical nor probable on Wednesday, but it was possible and once I committed(i.e. my girl scored a ticket, bought it and texted me to tell me I’m going! Hey, sometimes you need a push!) it was on and poppin!

What didn’t seem like a reality on Wednesday, pretty much went off without a hitch days later and I’m forever changed from the trip and the lessons, a-has and warm fuzzies just keep on coming!

So my question to you is this: Where in your life are you stopping short, telling yourself ‘no’ and cutting off the zillion different outcomes available to you? 

Don’t worry I’m not going to leave you hanging.

Here’s what you can do to begin to elevate your thinking:

  1. Identify an outcome you want to manifest in the next 90 Days.
  2. Write down at least 10 ways you yourself could make it happen.
  3. Pray, meditate, drum circle or whatever else you need to do to connect to your higher power and ask for guidance on 10 more ways you can manifest your outcome.
  4. Throughout the next 90 days remain open to new possibilities, inspirations and miracles.
  5. Adopt an attitude of dwelling in possibility instead of telling yourself  “you can’t”.

I know it’s easy to read a list of bullet points, but intentionally living this way takes support, accountability, and love.

That’s why I’m opening up my Coaching à la Carte sessions to you if you need some support and accountability (and love!). In these sessions, we’ll help you get clear on what you want to manifest in 90 days and how to stay in the energy of creation to surely manifest what you desire.

These sessions are designed to allow you to pick my brain, receive guidance, gain clarity and really walk away with a plan, inspiration, clarity and direction. If you’re ready to start exploring the realm of what’s really possible for you this year, be among the first to snag your spot for a Coaching à la Cart Session.

You have the power (and choice) right now to make your life unrecognizable in the next 90 Days. It’s really up to you because the possibility is there.

I’m wishing you a wonderful rest of your week and I can’t wait to create with you soon!

Sending you all my best,
Jennifer

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Feel Like No One Notices You? This Will Help

May 3rd, 2016 | 1 comment
Happy Spring!

I had a blast speaking with those of you who signed up for the complimentary 2016 Action Plan sessions. I learned SO much about you and I’m excited for you to go all in for the rest of 2016!A big concern that I heard over and over is that you sometimes feel that no one notices you. You feel like you put yourself out there and yet you’re speaking into a void.Let me share something with you.

If you don’t know, I’m secretly (not so secretly) obsessed with the singer Sia, she’s so talented, a bit weird and full of passion — pretty much my kind of people!

A friend that knows my obsession sent me an old video of her singing in some guy’s living room. Her voice was as good as it is today, her hair was a mess (in a good way) and she had on some baby doll dress straight out of the 90’s. She wasn’t giving us bedazzled leotards, dance numbers and fierce hair and make-up. She was just giving us SIA.

AND this was over 6 years ago.

What’s my point?

I didn’t know about her 6 years ago – or more correctly stated, I didn’t know I knew about her.  Present day I’m obsessed, and yet she’s be been the same fiercely talented, cooky, and soulful singer for years… she was just outside of my awareness…

It turns out I actually have old songs from her in my iTunes either under the name of her old band or just, Sia, she simply wasn’t on my radar.  In fact, one of her songs, Destiny, was on one of my favorite iTunes playlists since forever and actually came out in 2001.

So, a woman who I knowingly developed a deep appreciation for in the past 2 years has actually been a positive staple in my life since 2001!?

What does this have to do you with you?

EVERYTHING, dahling!
You’re doing the work. Everyday. You show up. You give of yourself, you share your genius in your own unique way. It may seem like no one notices, but people notice.

Even if you don’t notice them noticing and even if they don’t yet know they are noticing, you are influencing in your own positive way.

Every day you gain a fan, you’re gaining traction. The majority of the people who signed up for my Action Plan for 2016 calls, I didn’t know personally. However, when I got on the phone with them it turns out they’d been on my mailing list for years! They weren’t new to me at all. I just didn’t know they were there listening, watching and growing from my content on a consistent basis.

So this is my long way of telling you to Stay The Course. Your work is needed, it’s necessary and it’s making an impact whether you feel it or not. It may not happen today or tomorrow, but slowly and surely you’ll hit that tipping point that you’re looking for. In the meantime, make like Sia and stay genuine, authentic, talented and inspiring and there’s no way you won’t enjoy the recognition you deserve.

I believe in you!

Your #1 Fan,
Jennifer 🙂

P.S. If you’re interested in having a complimentary 2016 Action Plan session with me, I’ll working to open up more space on my calendar soon. Click the “Subscribe” button below if you would like to be among the first to know.

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