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Feel Like You’re “Literally Dying”? Keep This In Mind

March 20th, 2015 | 2 comments

I love a good challenge.

I love trying something new and my latest challenge has been taking Bar Method classes.

I thought it was going to be like ballet and something familiar to me as a former dancer.

Well, I was wrong. The class is pure torture, but after every one, I feel strong and accomplished (not to mention sore for days after…which I love!)

Well, last week I had talked myself out of going for 5 days straight… I could still feel muscle soreness from my last class I told myself, I probably should just “rest” and not over do it.

I went back this weekend and was literally DYING.

(Now, do I realize that’s actually not the proper way to use the word “literally”? Yes. But I just can’t describe any other feeling than that. Plus, technically I was literally dying, like I am every second of the day, but that’s morbid, but I gotta keep your literary goons off my back! )

Anyway, the whole time I was whimpering, struggling and thinking is there not a level easier than this class? (the answer is ‘No’, I’m in the beginner class!)

So, I went back today and I was sure it was going to be an ugly scene.

Wrong.

It was challenging, don’t get me wrong, but the edge was gone.

Then it clicked. The same rule that is true in life, is true for my Bar class.

The more you do it, the easier it gets.

The more you tackle a challenge FULL ON, the easier it gets to slay that dragon.

Author Barbara Stanny talks about the gap that exists between, what we’re comfortable with and what we’re striving to do. On one end is our comfort zone and on the other, our dreams.

And guess where most of the tension is?

Right at either extreme…at the beginning when you’re first starting to take the first step towards your goal and right before you reach it!

It immediately made me think of a tight rope walker, and how the line gets more slack in the middle.

Liken that to your journey in going after your dreams!

You’re going to feel the most tension at the beginning and right before you hit your breakthrough to a new level!

So what’s the best way to reach your goals? Put one foot in front of the other, keeping in mind…

The more you do it, the easier it gets.

It’s going to be challenging at first, but that’s the nature of the beast.

Instead of letting that deter you and make you run back to your comfort zone, let that be your driving force to push you past the tense part of the journey and into the more “slack” middle part.

Like, do you think I’m ever going to let 5 days go by between my Bar class visits?

Not likely!

The class is hard, that’s a fact, BUT it’s going to get easier with time.

The more I go the easier it will get until I it will feel crazy that it was every as torturous as it used to be.

Same with you.

When you first step out on a limb to make your dream come true, it’s going to feel hard to go for it. It’s also hard sitting on the sidelines even when you know you’re being called to something greater.

Both are hard.

Why not go for it, knowing it’s going to feel tense at first but will without a doubt, will get easier.

AND after you’ve made a lot of progress it’ll feel tense again riiiiight before you reach your goal (so don’t quit)!

Here are 3 Steps to ensure that you can stay the course:

1) Just keep in mind that you’re on the right path. It’s going to feel tense sometimes, but The more you do it, the easier it gets.

2) Listen to your intuition. Make sure when you’re pushing yourself to new heights you’re being pushed by your Purpose and not your Ego. Your soul will tell you,…

3) Surround yourself with other people who are pushing themselves to new heights too. If you’re around negative people or nay sayers, it’s going make your journey that much more difficult. You can join in the community here by signing up below to get updates, freebies and inspiration.

Your Turn:

How are you going to keep pushing yourself along your journey today?

Share in the comments below!

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January 22nd, 2015 | no comments

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6 Steps to Success

January 8th, 2015 | no comments

I was listening to the Strangest Secret today, and at the end he mentioned 6 Secrets to Success according to Dr.
David Harold Fink.

I thought it was a pretty comprehensive list, so I thought I’d share the steps with you.

The Strangest Secret is a wonderful audio that always helps get me back on track, I highly recommend it!

In the meantime, enjoy the steps and my super stylish graphic to boot! (totally being sarcastic).

6 Steps to Success

What I Will (and Won’t) Be Doing in 2015

January 2nd, 2015 | no comments

Happy 2015!

I know you’re probably already inundated with so much New

Year’s propaganda you feel like your head is going to explode, but I’m bursting at the seams to share with you my 2015 plans.

Confession: I try to play it down, but New Years is actually one of my favorite holidays. This year my fiancé and I joined some friend’s up in Tahoe to say “so long” to 2014 and “helllloooo 2015”. 

After we counted down, clinked our champagne glasses and talked intentions, everyone went to bed…that is everyone but me. I was awake almost until sunrise, so excited, like a kid on Christmas morning.

I just kept thinking, “It’s January 1st and there is sooooo much I want to do this year!”

There is such a dynamic energy that comes with the idea of a new year and making your dreams come true! Don’t you agree?

After reflecting (all night) I realized there are things that are here to stay (Keep It), things that gots to go (Sweep It) and new things that are coming down the pipeline that I need to go ahead and fully embrace (Reap It).

So without further ado here is my Keep It, Sweep It, Reap It list for 2015

Keep It:

  • Continue 1:1 work with fabulous inspirational world changers, dreamers and visionaries
  • Continue to go deeper in being a champion for coaches, consultants and business professionals and develop programs specifically for them (versus being a Jane of all trades)
  • Mulled Cider. How did not know about this last year?
  • Saying “yes” to balance, and “no” to being an insane workaholic lady
  • Kirkland’s Spiced Rum (don’t sleep on Costco liquor aisle sis, they’re doing “big” things there…#regretfulpun)
  • Using hashtags, whenever for whatever in attempt to be ironic (it’s a hipster thing I don’t understand)
  • My no more than 10 tabs at a time rule (if you have the same affliction you already know what I’m talking about)

 

Sweep It:

  • Irregular blogs and newsletters. Consistently inconsistent is so 2014
  • Being a business robot or a watered down version of “me”. 2015 you’re getting the realist real me, quirks and all (you’re welcome…I think)
  • Dimming my light. Playing small is so 2014 too!

 

Reap It:

  • A new group coaching program for emerging coaches who are looking to land their first (or next client), make more money in their business and be confident in talking about what they do! (Stay Tuned!)
  • Checking out some new ways to move my body. (Well hello, Bar Method, Tap Class and Kundalini Yoga!)
  • Umm, a wedding maybe?! (I’ve been engaged for a year, this like, needs to happen in 2015, Bay Area people send me your suggested locations!)

 

This is by no means is an exhaustive list, but you get the idea. I don’t want to take up too much of your time, because you know I have some inspired action steps for you!

 

Your first task of 2015, should you choose to accept:

Create your own Keep It, Sweep It, Reap It, list and share it in the comments below!

I’d love to know what your plans are for the New Year and, of course, lend a helping hand in anyway I can.

Social Media fun!

If you want to have even more fun, you can post your list on Facebook or Instagram, just be sure to use the tag #KISIRI so I see it!

Tallyho and away we go!!! (Okay, I never say that, but it came out, so we’ll go with it)

Wishing you a most prosperous 2015,
Jennifer

Candy Crush Confessions + Some Sweet News For You

December 11th, 2014 | no comments

Okay, so I have a confession. I’ve started playing Candy Crush again. Look, if you haven’t played it before you don’t photo (3)understand the addictive qualities it has! When I first learned about it… maybe two years ago now, I uninstalled it from my phone a week later. It’s all I wanted to play and I actually felt very tempted on many occassions to speand $0.99 to buy a boost or get more lives. That.is.ludacris!

Well, I’m back at it. I have a lot more self control this time, but it’s still an addictive game. However, I realized something playing it. When you beat a level in one try it’s awesome because you have a limited number of lives and you’re grateful you didn’t lose one trying to beat the level. However, when it takes you a lot of turns to to beat a level it’s down right exhilarating. I find myself audibly cheering, fist pumping or doing a victory dance when it takes me several lives to win.

Is it that Candy Crush is that much fun? No! (in fact it’s so embarrassing when I’m Wahoo-ooing over a win.) What makes the victory so sweet (tee hee) is the fact that it wasn’t an easy win. It took determination, a sharp mind and persistence to cross the goal line.

So how does this relate to you? Well think about it. Is there something you really want to obtain or acheive and it’s getting you down because you haven’t gotten it yet? Maybe as the end of the year draws near you’re feeling even more angst because, “when is it going to happen!?”.

Well, my message to you is this.Stay the course, keep striving for your dreams, because when you finally move to the next level the victory is going to be that much sweeter

Here’s what I want you to do, instead of getting all sour about your dreams, write out a description of how sweet it will be when you achieve your goal. Write out how you will feel, what you’ll see, who is around etc. Be as detailed as possible and feel free to share what you come up with in the comments below. I’m already salivating just thinking of it!!

Keep up the good work I know you’re going to crush it ;)

xoxo,

Jennifer

The *illuminating* lesson I learned from Sia Furler

October 9th, 2014 | 2 comments

Obsessed with this song. Freakin’ obsessed! I thought I would get over it after hearing it for the first time in May on the Ellen Show, but I have whole days when this baby is on repeat keeping me pumped up, encouraged and left feeling somehow understood.

But this song is about partying and living a life of indulgence, what’s that gotta do with me?! And more importantly what’s that gotta do with you!?

Well, lyrics like, “I’m holding on for dear life , won’t look down, won’t open my eyes, cause I’m just holding on for tonight…”  pretty much sums up how it feels sometimes to be an entrepreneur.

To me, the “chandelier” represents your dream. It’s big, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful and you’ve finally had the courage to take hold of that dream and see it through to the to end, because your fulfillment and joy depend on it.

The thing about a chandelier, at least in all movie themes, is that it’s always hanging on by a thread, right?! There’s always that tension that it can break and fall at any minute. In Sia’s song, I always get the image of a girl sitting on a chandelier swinging back and forth, back and forth, aware of the precarious situation she’s in, but also so desperate to just make it work, ‘cause she’s in too deep and there’s no getting off now.

Whew, can you relate?

You’ve invested so much time and money into your business it’s just GOTTA work out. Plus, you can’t imagine going back to the office, the cubicle or any other unfulfilling way of life.  Even if you wanted to jump off (which you feel like sometimes you do) HOW would you even do it!? Should you jump off and go back to a “normal” life?  Should you bail and forget the whole thing? Do you really think the chord that’s holding you up is surely going to break?

I SO get it, trust me I do (and so does Sia!) but believe me, it may seem like you’re holding onto a thread, but be assured you’re being supported by so much more.

Your idea, your dream, your vision, the one that keeps you up at night and stirs your soul, was given to you by Divine Assignment; it’s not by accident. You have a message to get out to the world. The fact that you have a burning desire to see it through is your proof that there is a population out there in the world just waiting on your message. There is a group out there that NEEDS to hear what you have to share, and the longer you wait to bring it into fruition the longer they will be searching for the answer. And YOU (and only you) possess that answer.

Now does that sound like only a thread to you? I don’t think so!

So keep that in mind the next time you feel like you’re swinging from a chandelier, only grasping onto a dream that may not work out. You’re onto something super important and you’re in a more stable position than you think.

(And for those times when you feel like no one gets you. Read this blog post while bumping “Chandelier” on repeat like I do ;) )

If you’re on fire with an idea, but you’re not sure what steps you need to take to bring it to life, sign up for a free strategy call with me so we can sort it out together. It is my mission to make sure that world changing entrepreneurs see their vision through to the end, so chatting with you and setting you up with a plan is my hearts highest desire.

It’s free, it’s powerful and it can change the course of your life for the better. Don’t be shy, sign up here and I look forward to talking to you soon!

“Hang” in there,
Jennifer ;)

Here’s What To Do When You Don’t Feel Ready

September 19th, 2014 | no comments

I know you have a goal you’re setting out to achieve, but sometimes it feels so danggone impossible. Why? Well, because you don’t feel ready! You feel like you need a little bit more information, a little more education, a little more energy and a heaping spoonful of courage.

I get it, I experience those feelings too…probably on a daily basis, BUT, I have learned the secret about what to do when you don’t feel ready, but you really want something to happen.

Check out my video here and let me know what you think in the comments below.

So tell me, what are you going to do the next time you don’t feel ready? Leave a comment and me know!

Have a great weekend,
Jennifer

P.S. Here’s the link: tiny.cc/coaching9to5

How do you feel about Mondays?

September 15th, 2014 | no comments

Thank God it’s Monday!

I don’t know about you, but I love the beginning of the week. It’s full of new possibilities, opportunities for connection and creativity too!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the weekend as well. I had a fabulous weekend biking for miles, attending multiple festivals, spending leisurely lunches with girlfriends and I even got into some DIY projects! But it’s during the week I feel I’m fulfilling my life’s mission and Monday is the kick off of all of that!

What about you? How do you feel about Monday?I know some people don’t really get excited at the beginning of the week because they are stuck in a 9 to 5 that is draining the life force out of them. Well that doesn’t serve you and that doesn’t serve the world.

If you’re a coach, or another kind of service professional itching to transition out of your day job, but you’re not sure what you need to do, definitely sign up for my online training where we’ll cover how to successfully start your dream business while working your 9 to 5.

Click here to sign up, and you’ll receive the call in details. I’ll have a treat for those who show up live, plus an opportunity for you to ask me questions live on the call.

I really hope to see you there and in case Monday isn’t your favorite day, let Ella cheer you up. (I dare you not to smile while watching this!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmWa1gKrp6Q

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer

P.S. Here is the link to sign up for the free online training: http://bit.ly/ZmQhrq

4 Easy Solutions to Get You Unstuck & Moving On Your Mission

July 31st, 2014 | 15 comments

Hi all!

I finally have created my first official vlog post! In the video I share with you four solutions on how to go from being stuck, unmotivated and full of excuses to moving and groovin’ on your mission in life. I give you the tools you need to make the changes you desire and I so look forward to seeing what you create in the world as a result of watching this video.

It’s a content rich video, so be sure to get cozy and even take notes! I know you’ll get a ton of value and I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below!

Watch the video now.

Okay, so it’s your turn. Let me know:

1) Which solution spoke to you most?
2) What solution are you going to apply today to begin moving on your mission?

I’d love to know and I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below!

With lots of love,

Jennifer