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Tools of the Trade

November 20th, 2015 | no comments

Here’s what I use to keep this operation running like a well-oiled (profitable) machine 😉


 I get my hosting through BlueHost and I recommend them to EVERYONE!

Customer service is SUCH a big deal to me (espeically when it has to do with any thing technical). BlueHost has saved my tail on a number of  occassions and for that reason I’ll never leave them!

When I was living in Ecuador their chat feature saved my life and I was actually able to DIY my website in thos early years. I can’t recommend BlueHost enough.

If you sign-up through this page (just the icon on the left) you get a free website set-up session with me!)*


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Oh WebinarJam, how I love thee! Webinars are absolutely how I grew my list and my business in 2014. Again, I’m not tech savvy (#commonthread) and WebinarJam, not only makes it easier to host an online training live, they make you look pro and in control.

Also, their customer service is SO on point and ready to assist you at a drop of a hat. I don’t know about you but my tech meltdowns happen moments before I’m going live!

I’ve helped my fellow entrepreneur friends with other webinar platforms and they are SO complicated. I haven’t come across anything as powerful and easy as WebinarJam.

If you decide to sign-up for WebinarJam, go through my site and you get a free set-up session with me!*


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Keep This in Mind When You Feel Ineffective & Small

November 18th, 2015 | no comments

It’s overwhelming isn’t? When the negativity and injustices of the world seem to take over? It makes you feel so helpless, so ineffective.

So small.

You want to make a difference in the world, but sometimes that can feel hard.

The whole reason you want to start your business is because you want a better life for yourself and you want to create a better, more loving world.

Yet, it’s times like these you may be saying to yourself, “What’s the point, is it even worth it?”

Your soul screams out, “I’m just one person, how can I create change!?”

Well you may feel small and ineffective now, but that’s not where the story ends.

Take the Reedwood tree seed for example. Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.29.02 AM

Redwood seeds are small. They are so small it takes 1 MILLION of them to weigh 8lbs!!!

Like the Redwood seed, you may feel like your voice, your idea, your vision, your message, is small…teeny-tiny small…not-so-important, minuscule, ineffective and meek…small.

But let me tell you, just like the Reedwood seed, your destiny is to grow your idea, your vision, your message, your dream business, to be a big, tall, strong tree, one that lasts lifetimes.

You’re here to be seen, heard, make an impact and leave a legacy and you can totally do it! I know that sounds big now, but just imagine telling a Redwood seed that it’s destiny is to become the tallest tree in the forest.Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.32.22 AM It seems monumental to the seedling, but the Universe knows, when left in the right environment that seed can’t help but grow into something awe inspiring. Why? (and I want you to pay close attention to this part) Because the magic that it takes to turn that seed into that tree, was in the seed all along. Like that seed, the potential to do what it is you’re dreaming of doing, is already within you.


Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 9.43.51 AMIn addition to that… It’s not only your destiny, but it’s your duty to bring it out into the world. To plant it, water it and allow it to grow. Because if you don’t, there will never be a chance again for all eternity of the world to experience it. Seriously.Someone right now is praying for the solution you provide,for the beauty you bring, for the talent you have. To suppress it would mean to steal it away from the rest of the world” and you don’t want to do that do you? I didn’t think so.

So what action step will you take today to keep moving forward on your mission? (Hint: one thing you can do is join me for tonight’s virtual training: )

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Why Going The Extra Mile, Isn’t Just A Cliché

November 10th, 2015 | no comments

On a scale of 1-10 how sick are you of reading about how it’s November and the year is almost over?


I know it elicits panic and feelings like, “oh em gee, time has officially run out!”


I get it, I have had those thoughts too, but I want to share an experience with you that may not make it sound so…”end-of-days”.


Just about every morning I walk around the lake by my house. It’s a 3-mile circumference and provides a great workout for me. Lately, I’ve been trying to get my run on, well, more like, jog on. I can pretty much jog about 30% of the way…if that!


Well, my sweetie and I are doing a fast right now and when we do fasts we like to set intentions and goals. One of my goals was to DOUBLE my distance around that lake, as in go around the sucker, twice!


Great no big deal, but something interesting has happened as a result. I still set out to get my jog, on even though I know I’ll be walking most of the way. But guess what, I STILL run about 30% of the way even though I’m now going 6 miles instead of 3. I find that I can run longer than I normally do because I’ve set the bar higher. I don’t come near reaching 6 miles, but I do run more of those 3 miles.

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It got me thinking of all this end of the year hype. Some of my clients are in, “I’ve got 60 days to make my goals come true, lets.make it.happen” mode, but some of my clients are like, “what’s the point, it’s the end of the year and everyone’s checked out”. Just because you think people are checkout doesn’t mean you should check out too!


What if, instead of thinking about qutting/winding down/checking out of 2015 on Thanksgiving Day (I know you were thinking that), why not stretch your sights to December 31st, and go full steam until then?


It doesn’t mean burn out or go extra hard, it just means keep a steady pace and don’t throw your hands up in defeat next week. You’ll be surprised how much you accomplish just by setting the bar a bit higher. You may not reach the new bar you set, like I’m nowhere near running a full 6 miles, BUT you’re more likely to reach your goals, just like I can run way closer to 3 miles when I think I have 6 miles to go, get it?


So what’s a goal you’re going to make, or just stick with until December 31st? Let me know in the comments below.


If you need help making a plan to make it all happen you definitely want to join my webinar happening next week. We’re talking business and marketing plans for sure, but trust, we’ll be going of Goal Setting 101 as well, so if you need a spark of encouragement + some practical tools to keep you on course, go to: and register for the class!


See you there!

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What You Don’t Have That’s Keeping You From Getting What You Want

November 3rd, 2015 | 5 comments

You say your affirmations

You do your mirror work

You pour over blogs

You listen to webinars at your desk

You say you want to start your “own thing”

You’re ready to transition out of your current position.

But for some reason you feel like you’re on a treadmill and not making any real progress.


What’s up with that?


Well, I’ll tell you. It’s not that you’re doing the wrong things. That’s not the issue, all of your actions are great and will propel you forward.

However, there’s one action you’re missing that’s going to make or break your success.


What you need to do, to get what you want is to Make Space, for what you want.


Right now, you’re rolling along in your life, wanting something new, but you haven’t yet created space for what you want.


If you want to sign on 3 new clients this month, have you created space in your calendar for them?


Have you mapped out when you’re going to meet with them each month?


If you want to have more time to research online marketing, coaching or putting together your own webinar, what time of day have you dedicated to doing that work? As you may have found, “when I have some extra time”, really isn’t a location on your calendar.


“When I have extra time” is like the Isla de Muerta from “Pirates of the Caribbean”. “It’s an island that cannot be found except by those who already know where it is”. If, “when I have extra time” is an island that has worked out for you, then you’ve found the hidden treasure.


For the rest of the population, you have to MAKE time and MAKE space for what it is you desire.


So what is that you’ve been trying to manifest in our life that hasn’t been coming to fruition just yet? Where in your life can you make space for what it is you desire?


Let me know in the comments below, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.





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What Being A Good Coach *Doesn’t* Mean

October 20th, 2015 | no comments

It doesn’t mean you have to be perfect

It doesn’t mean you have all the answers

It doesn’t mean you’re a demi-god

It doesn’t mean you don’t have stretch marks

It doesn’t mean you only eat kale

It doesn’t mean you meditate all morning, every morning

It doesn’t mean you have to put out all the fires in your client’s life

It doesn’t mean you’re “on” all the time

It doesn’t mean you don’t have split ends

It doesn’t mean you’re social media master

It doesn’t mean you love being on the computer

It doesn’t mean you have to have a photoshoot in an open field of wheat

It doesn’t mean you have to shop at Anthropologie

It doesn’t mean you can support yourself full time (yet)

It doesn’t mean you don’t have a bridge job

It doesn’t mean you have to love speaking in public

It doesn’t mean you have to do what other successful coaches are doing

It doesn’t mean you have to own a blazer or pointy-toed pumps

It doesn’t mean you have to be nice all the time

It doesn’t mean you’re a size 2

It doesn’t mean you’re a size 16

It doesn’t mean you’re anti-Spanx

It doesn’t mean you’re pro “laptops on the beach”

It doesn’t mean you’re super organized

It doesn’t mean you’re a master at Facebook Ads

It doesn’t mean you know how to change the margins of your website

It doesn’t mean you’re perfectly balanced

It doesn’t mean you abstain from keeping up with those Kardashians

It doesn’t mean you’re always “right”

It doesn’t mean you’re a millionaire or making 6-figures in your sleep

It doesn’t mean you know all about everything


What it means is you have a gift that only you can bring out into the world in your own way.

It does mean you have the courage to turn your test into a testimony and help others do the same

It means you’re brave enough to make your mess your message and shout it from the mountain top, so like-minded souls can learn, heal and grow from just hearing your story.


You have heart, you have soul and you have courage and THAT makes you a great Coach.

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Don’t Worry You’re Not Being A “Pitch”

September 22nd, 2015 | no comments


I see this all over the interwebs and it perplexes me every time.


“Book a session with me. Pitch free, no strings attached!”


“Join my 60 minutes pitch free webinar!”


“Come to my weekend workshop, pitch free, no selling guaranteed”


This totally confuses me and I know it’s something women entrepreneurs struggle with a ton.


Now, my clients consist of world changers, do-gooders and the quintessential humanitarians of the world. People hire me to help them turn their passion into profit and create a heart-centered business.


Translation: My clients and fellow lady bosses are not selling widgets, gadgets and get rich quick schemes.


Quite the contrary.


What they’re offering are solutions to people’s deepest problems. They’re offering transformations, freedom and real positive change. They’re selling and making a living off of making the world a better place to live.


So then, why would anyone want to attend a “pitch free” event of yours?


Does that mean although you offer a solution that can change people’s lives…you’re not going to let people know about it?


So people are going to sit and learn from you all weekend and then you’re not going let them know how they can work with you more intimately?


You’re going to gather a group for an online event and then leave them hanging with only their notebook and ideas?


Why is that?

What’s really going on there?

If you’re like many coaches, healers and heart centered entrepreneurs, you don’t want to “sell” because you feel like you’re being pushy, salesy and slimy.


Well sweetness, that couldn’t be further from the truth!


What you’re actually selling is freedom, pleasure, transformation and world changing solutions.


AND by not offering the transformation you provide to the people who are hungry for a change, you’re actually robbing them of the chance to get their situation remedied.



It’s like you telling them, “NO” before you’ve even given them options.


It’s like stealing from the very people who need you the most!


It’s like having bestest, most yummiest cupcakes in the world…


…and you don’t tell a soul about them (greedy much!?)

–Okay, I’m kidding on the greedy cupcake bit…but seriously think about it sister, you have a LOT of yumminess to offer, do you not?


Is there a way to go about making your offer so that you don’t come off salesy? Yes.

(If you’d like to have someone hold your hand through that process, I teach all about it at length in my online training program, book a time to talk if you need support in that area.)


Even if you don’t go through any further training other than reading this blog, please keep the following in mind:


  • What you have to offer the world MATTERS
  • There is a population of people praying for the solution/transformation you provide
  • When you sell, you’re actually making an offer from you heart to the heart of your potential client.
  • Come from a place of service and you won’t come across as salesy or pushy (because you’re not being salesy or pushy.)
  • You can’t control what people think of you, all you can do is control your actions, so come from a place of genuine love, service and sharing and you can never go wrong.


So, I hope from here on out you will rid your vocabulary of “pitch free” promises.


Pitch your promise if you have a solution to offer.

Mention your magic if you have something that will change lives (and you DO!)

Tell ‘em about your transformation and knock their socks off with how dedicated you are to making a positive impact!


Now it’s YOUR TURN!


Agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below. I look forward to hearing your candid yet respectful response! :)

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Warning: Superman had Kyptonite and You Have This

September 15th, 2015 | no comments

I was chatting with one of my sistergirl-bestie-partner-in-shine-super-friends the other day and she, being the super creative visionary she is, was outlining BIG plans we have for a collabrative project we’re working on. Well me, being the dedicated task master, was so inspired by the vision she laid out.

The thing is, I already knew that Vision. It wasn’t new to me. We’d talk about it at the inception of the project in the first place. In fact, the Vision was so inspiring it’s why we took it on, even though we’re busy running our own individual businesses. The Vision was just that inspiring. However, somehwere in the day-to-day hustle of things I had lost sight of that Grand Vision.

As a result, I wasn’t motivated to put in the extra hours to work on it, the project was alway on the back burner (I’ll get to it soon…one day…) and in both my business and this project I just wasn’t as “full of life” as I know I can be.

What happened?

I had lost the Vision!

…And while that doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, it’s actually a Visionary’s Kryptonite. Without your Vision how in the heck do you plan on changing the world? You can’t look around and see what you see on a daily basis for your source of inspiration! You’re a visionary, a world changer and what you see in your mental theatre is way bigger and better than anything that’s happening right now. That’s why you gotta do what you gotta do to make sure you keep that Vision in front of you, CONSISTENTLY.

What I did, and what you gotta do to never lose sight of your Vision:

1. Make A Vision  Board

I try to deny the importance of a vision board (I mean it’s just a collage right?) I tell you, any time I go an Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 10.18.18 AMextended period of time without a vision board, I legit lose sight of the end goal. Your vision board is imparetive because, like I siad, your surrounding environment may not always support the inspiration you need. You’re about making change and making an impact and you’ve got to see it to believe it.

2. Make a Inspirational Movie

This is Vision Boarding 2.0, baby! You can put together a series of slides in Powerpoint, record it and put it on Youtube. You can put it to music and watch your greatest dreams and aspirations play out on the screen. Watch it everyday and watch your dreams unfold.

3. Write it down

One of the first exercises I take my clients through is creating a Dream Script. This is where you write out exactly what you want to acheive in first person as if it’s happening in the present moment. If you do this exercise regularly you’ll be amazed to see how things come into fruition. I love when I stumble upon old Dream Scripts and it’s like I wrote it today, because it’s exactly what I’m living right now! Really important to do on a regular basis to keep that Vision clear and strong!

So what will you this week to be sure you never lose sight of your vision? Kryptonite is a scary mofo and we World Changers just don’t have time for that!

I look forward to hearing what you come up with and I’m off to make (another) vision board, because you can never have too many!



P.S. Click here for my words brief words on the loss of Scott Dinsmore.

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4 Powerful Life Lessons from Wise Old Ladies on Life & Business

September 8th, 2015 | no comments

It is my Utopia.


Ducks, pigeons and pelicans frantically flap in a frenzy to get the last potato chip on the sidewalk, the light of the dawn dances like glitter reflecting off of the peaks created by the water and people of all walks of life are gathered in a constant circle of motion, jogging, walking, talking and sharing as they get their morning cardio in at the lake.


The lake by my house is my gym, my church, my sanctuary and on most days my sanity. It’s where I workout, it’s where I breathe and it’s where I get to enjoy nature and culture.


When I first went to the lake, I realized it was my world peace vision come true. There are babies in strollers, young kids on scooters, all the way up to hunched over grandmas shuffling along. Some people have on weighted vests with the latest kicks, running up stairs while carrying a bike (just for fun!) while others are walking so slow they might as well be moving backwards. At the lake we’re all equal. Fitness level and income level aren’t a factor at the lake. There are no language requirements which is why you may hear 5 different languages being spoken as your make your way around the circle.


My favorite sight to see are the super old ladies who walk in packs, their faces covered in wrinkles speaking in a dialect I don’t understand. The pat their arms and legs to get the most out of their morning routine (gotta get the blood flowing, ya know). Sometimes they’ll veer off into the grass for an impromptu Tai Chi routine. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and it’s always a constant reminder for me to just.breathe.


That’s not the only lesson I’ve gleaned from this gaggle of grey-haired grannies.

They are exercising an idea that all of us world changers can use.



They’re not running the lake with a bike strapped to their back like a triathlon athlete, they’re not participating in the bootcamps that spring up on the banks and the grassy knolls, they’re not even half-limp jogging like I try to do when I feel inspired to “run”. They get up everyday, get their girls together and they just walk. For some of them it doesn’t look like an easy task to execute, heck, some even use walkers if you can believe it. Yet, they do the best with what they have now.


How can you incorporate the same idea in your life?


1. Just do It.

Seriously, you have an idea, (a really good idea) so make some moves on it, sista! What can you do TODAY to put one foot in front of the other? Is it putting in your two weeks? Maybe it’s starting a blog. Maybe it’s picking up the phone and contancting the person who can help you put your dream into motion. Make like the little old ladies and just put one foot in front of the other. Today.


2. Be consistent

Getting in motion and finally putting one foot in front of the other is awesome. A lot of times the first step is the hardest one to take. But if you want to make your efforts reach their highest level of impact, you gotta be consistent and get out there If you manage to take small consistent action everyday, imagine the change you’ll see in your life in 3 months, 6 months a Year! You want a recipe for success? It’s taking consistently action daily. Be consistent.


3. Take It Slow If You Need To

People often get discouraged because their action doesn’t seem BIG enough. Well guess what? That’s when procrastination, analysis paralysis and perfectionism kick in. You don’t do it because it’s not perfect, you don’t do because it’s not a huge production, you spin your wheels researching when you could be producing a result. Stop the madness. Just go slow (like the old ladies remember?) and put one foot in front of the other. TRUST that your efforts will accumulate over time and when you look back you would have traveled quite the distance. Imagine, if those ladies never left the house because they can’t run like other people at the lake. The result would be that, their health would suffer, the lives would be dull and then who would inspire me every morning!? :)


4. Be of Service

Which brings me to my last point. Instead of being so hard on yourself, think of the lives that you can effectively change. You have a message and reason you want to get it out in the world, so get it out there any way you can. Everyone has to start from somewhere and maybe someone needs to hear what you have to say TODAY. Instead of thinking how what you have to offer isn’t good enough, think, someone needs my solution right now! I could go on and on about this topic, but just remember, come from a place of service and be an inspiration to someone today.

So there you have it! Now you and I both have learned a thing or two from a group of old ladies at the lake. What will be your “put one foot in front of the other” action step that you will take today?

Leave me a comment and let me know and I can’t wait to see what you say!

Sending you lots of love,


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If you’re feeling frustrated and alone, read this.

August 27th, 2015 | no comments

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This week has been filled with emergency mastermind meetings, vent fests and “should I even be in business?” conversations.


First, one of my colleagues called an emergency mastermind meeting because she’s been dealing with a nightmare client that has resulted in her being put on anti-anxiety pills! Another meeting I was in, a fellow coach was celebrating the fact that she actually got out of bed and started organizing her business again (actually that theme came up more than once this week), even I had a vent fest the other day with my local mastermind group after having a “difference of opinion” with my business coach, whew.


Business can be messy, hard and darn right frustrating. When you’re a service professional (be it waitress or life coach), your clients are your boss, you’re wearing many hats and things are constantly ebbing and flowing. So while we wish we could just hold the ship steady, the reality is winds of change are always blowing.


What’s a heart-centered entrepreneur to do!?


Get yourself a community!

Seriously, I already knew the importance of community, but this week it was glaringly obvious. 


Who is on your cheerleading squad? Who are you allowed to rant to even if you’re a zen master yogi queen priestess? If you don’t have the group now, get one asap, pah-lease!


If you do have a community (or have one in mind) but you’re suffering in silence and don’t reach out? Stop the madness now! You have to allow yourself to be seen, heard and allow yourself to be held and supported for once. We’re all human, 3-dimensional characters and we’re allowed to have a whole human experience.

If you need help finding a community, reach out to me and together we’ll find a good place for you to land.


So that’s your assignment for the week: Find yourself a supportive community. If you already have a community, reach out and share with them a win and a challenge for the week, so they can celebrate and support you. What is likely to happen is someone will say, I’m so glad you reached because I’ve been going through the same thing!


This journey of life is too ca-raaaazy to go it alone (and what fun would that be anyway?)


Happy connecting and lots of love,


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How to Shine On…Even When You’re Scared

August 20th, 2015 | no comments

So everyone’s always talking about the importance of “putting yourself out there”, but for some of us that’s scaaaarry business! Like I’ve shared with you in the past, I actually have a legit phobia of public speaking. As life would have it, that’s the thing I’m being called to do (oh, Universe)… Instead of staying stuck in my head and wallowing in fear and inaction, I instead use this trick that I share in my interview Sarah Michelle Brown.

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 10.33.56 AMI’d love to know how you’re going to incorporate this into you life. Remember, when you shine, I shine and then we can all just shine together, right!?

Shine on sista,

Jennifer :)

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