This time of year is extra busy with getting kids back to school and with even starting new projects…
There’s just something about September for me…it ignites a fresh new energy, where I’m inspired to create new things!
But…like other times when we have more on the go than usual…we have to force ourselves to slow down.
To reassess what we want to take on. How we want to spend our time.
And to allow ourselves to just be. In order to gain this clarity.
I’m reminded again, that extra busy equals the need for extra self-care.
The usual morning routine just doesn’t cut it.
And like always, when we do this, we return to our calm, grounded, co-creating magnets of abundance and love that we truly are.
Life (and biz) are better from this place 💜
I’m spending time with family this weekend at our place in Tahoe…I can’t believe we haven’t been here since last summer!
I just love being here and in this type of nature…ahhh…
I’ll be thinking of you over coffee this morning ☕️
Let’s drink this one hot!
Yep, my instagram account got hacked last week…thank-you to everyone who reached out to let me know ❤️
The funny thing it was actually a nice break to not have to think about managing it, and that is with an assistant who helps!
I often think, as coaches, how did we become social content creators? I love the connection it provides with other people, and it can definitely be a great business tool, but I don’t love the pressure of having to create “great” content. And this is why I leverage the other things I’m already doing that I love to do as much as possible…
But back to the hack…which was all my fault.
I got a text through “instagram” months ago saying I qualified for their blue tick verification…you know when people have a check mark next to their profile photo? That means they have been verified…this was reserved for people in the range of 100k+ followers in the past and mostly celebrities.
It came in through the way texts usually do through instagram, when they send you a verification code, etc. So I thought it was legit.
But then it seemed odd when they asked me to turn off my two-factor authentication. Warning bells went off and I thought it was a hacker. When I asked about it, it wasn’t really addressed and so I decided to leave it.
The blue tick thingy sounded like a good idea though, and so I applied officially through instagram. A couple of months passed by and then the same thing above happened again and so I thought, “oh maybe this is legit since I had actually applied this time”, and I proceeded to turn off the two-factor authentication.
I talked myself into it when I knew it wasn’t right deep down because it “logically” made sense.
Within minutes, I was kicked out of my account, my password and email both changed.
And the hack began.
Thankfully instagram has back up measures – they emailed to make sure it was me – and then my amazing assistant figured out how to have them send a code to my WhatsApp account.
All the while the hackers, were texting and also whatsapping me pretending to be Instagram and asking for the code!
I’m sharing this because; when we don’t trust our gut instincts it always comes back to bite us in the butt and for two other reason…
My biggest concern was that a client had left confidential voice notes in my DM’s. She was sharing vulnerable insights she had gained while going through my course that went back to childhood. Highly personal and confidential.
Thankfully the hackers seemed more concerned about using my account to direct people to their sales funnel.
It’s a good check-in for all of us…where and how are we sharing our confidential information? We might fully trust the person we’re sharing with, but what if something happens to their account? Or what if they aren’t so trustworthy and share it with someone else? We’re always telling our kids that even when their messages and photos can disappear on certain apps like snapchat, someone can screen shot whatever it is thus making it permanent.
The same applies to us. Make sure whatever you’re sharing you’re okay with it becoming public. Or find a different way to share that you can trust.
This also brings up the awareness of assets. Our social media accounts can go down at anytime and we may not be able to recover them. This is why having a database is going to be your biggest asset in your business. Make sure to be building that in conjunction with social. Plus you’ll likely find that the people joining your database are the people who are the most interested in the teachings and sharings your business provides. They have taken additional action to opt-in, making them already more qualified as someone who is interested and can benefit from your products and services.
As entrepreneurs sometimes we can hold on to wanting something so badly, that we don’t realize we’re actually pushing it away…
We definitely want to get clear on what we want, and put it out there by asking for it, but when we hold on to trying to make it happen so tightly, we are essentially saying we don’t trust it will actually happen.
We try to control the “how” and the “when” it will happen.
Which is essentially FEAR.
And what we put out comes back, so it’s no wonder we start to see more fear or lack-based results in our businesses, aka lack thereof.
It can also show up in other areas of our lives. For example, more circumstances in our relationships that cause stress can start “appearing”. An appliance can break down, causing further financial stress. The list goes on…
So how can we shift this energy?
Well, we need to start strengthening our belief in something bigger. A universe that is there to guide us and show us every next step.
And when we step into this place, we have shifted our energy and are putting out trust, faith, and essentially love instead.
And we get more back of just that, like empowered results.
I can’t tell you how many things showed-up while I was just was traveling…it’s one of my favourite ways to practice this stuff…
From amazing seats on the plane, to angel feathers, to getting prime tables at restaurants, to miraculously getting ahead in lines, SO many things!
And while all of that is amazing…what was the most impactful was realizing we’re never alone.
Before meeting up with my daughter and the family she was traveling with, I roamed around London on my own.
My first full day I felt really alone. It triggered this sadness inside of me and this anxiousness I hadn’t felt for a long time. I immediately started counting down the things to do I had planned and hours left. in order to appease these feelings.
What I realized in that moment, is this is how I used to feel when I was little. Alone and sad.
I spent a lot of time on my own with being an only child and it was lonely at both parents homes (they divorced when I was little). It had nothing to do with either parent, and honestly it might not have mattered if I had a sibling. But I can see now how my OCD took form.
I felt alone so I started trying to control that feeling by counting. The deeper fear of being alone being dying essentially.
And I’ve always said my spiritual journey helped “cure” my OCD. Well really what was going on was I started believing we are all more than what we see physically and my core fears started to subside (not that they’re gone fully, but have subsided immensely).
And so on that full day in London, I started seeing signs. Signs all around me. I started worrying and then looked up and saw an angel statue. I was walking around Piccadilly Circus and saw the word Matilda. Something very personal that reminds me of my Dad. Then the most amazing musician was playing live music in the square, and out of the 4 songs I listened to, one was a song that reminded me immensely of my Dad and our time together when I was little, and another of my husband’s Mom that we danced to many times during our cottage dance parties! I knew they were both with me and felt the tingles all over. I then went on to see angel feathers (what I call feathers) in the most random places ❤️
And what I realized in that moment, is that even when we are physically alone, we are never actually alone. I felt so much love + support that day, and I ended up having the most amazing time!
If only we could all know this, how different would we all show-up in the world?
So how do we start trusting in something bigger than ourselves?
We start letting go slowly and repetitively, and we will start seeing not only that we are safe, but that this is where that magical flow resides 💫
Where solutions are abundant.
Wishing you so much love + peace, and I look forward to reconnecting with you this week inside of our facebook group, on all things being intentional in creating our goals and dreams.
Hiya! I am coming to you from Italy this week! A trip that has been planned for a while 🙂
My daughter was invited to go with a family to London, Scotland, Italy and France. Her dream has always been to go to Paris, and I’ve never been, so naturally I was like, “I’ll meet you in Paris!”
I was so excited to meet up with her and here’s a picture of me arriving in Venice, this is one of my favorite places on Earth and I was so excited to come back!
Speaking of travel, work, life & kids…
How many of us are trying to juggle everything, and heaven forbid admit when we don’t do it perfectly?
What does doing it “perfectly” even mean?
Based on my many years of mindset work, it typically means we are looking for approval and acceptance outside of ourselves.
Looking for others to validate that we’re “good enough”.
Meaning there is no room for error because that opens us up to “not enough-ness.”
But if we feel good enough regardless of our imperfections, we don’t need that external validation.
AND we can even start sharing our f%ck ups with others.
We can be real.
We can be vulnerable.
Because this makes us human and relatable.
And at the end of the day, peace is always available to us, especially when we surrender to that divine guidance there for all of us, that always has our backs.
Regardless of what our ego wants to tell us about not being “perfect” enough.
I’m changing the “cash” is in the follow-up to the abundance is in the follow-up!
Inner joy, love and abundance, creates outer abundance…but it does involve taking inspired action!
My book is now in my favourite local book store, Soul Scape! I have been going there for years – I love getting gifts for people there and all things spiritual for myself ❤️
You just feel good in there! And so it’s a true dream come true…to have my books in this amazing place.
But this took both intention and inspired action.
I initially popped by the store and asked how they decide on the books they carry and found out who to contact 🙂
We then started the outreach, and myself along with my PR gal, had been following up for months! I alone sent several emails and did not hear anything.
I was about to give up but thought, I’m going to ask the next time I’m in there. I was told the owner is super busy and to keep trying.
And so I did. I sent more emails…
I was about to give up again but thought, I’m going to bring the owner a copy of the book so that she can get a feel for it and so I dropped one off.
I continued to send more emails to make sure she had received it.
After two more emails, I got a response!
And it was a yes 🎉
She would start with three copies!!!
I’ll take it and this was so exciting!
We have to be persistent in co-creating our dreams while staying open to the divine guidance.
The intention was set and I was envisioning my book there 💜
I started following the Guidance I was getting, like popping by the store. You will notice I almost gave up several times, but kept having more ideas. Thank-you intention (that’s the free will part) and thank-you Guidance (that’s the co-creation part). Thank-you to myself for not giving up (that’s the self-worth part along with the universal law of polarity).
I wanted to break this down because a lot of people miss the steps when they’re trying to manifest something and discount what is showing-up. It’s in the small steps, the quiet voice of the divine guidance that we must pay attention to. Because the next steps are always there, and we just need to see them and take that inspired action to bring them to fruition.
And what’s interesting is my PR gal NEVER heard back. This dream was up to me 💫
What’s also cool, is I almost dropped the books off the day I got the email, but decided to wait until the next day. I was going to go in the morning, but decided to wait until later on when I wasn’t as rushed. Low and behold the owner was THERE, who I’ve never met! It was awesome to meet her in-person to say thank-you and then she placed the books on the stand right away 💙 It was all so exciting and divinely led.
What are you wanting to manifest in your business & life right now? What are your next steps?
And I just love hearing that you are enjoying the book! This is why I created it, to get this info. out to more people and to make the subconscious exercises accessible 💛
“I have read hundreds of personal development books over the last 30 years, and yours is in my top 3!” Brenda G., Chiropractor
Wow! Thank-you Brenda!
AND a BIG Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians 🇨🇦
I loved speaking on this topic for a group of toxicologists last week!
It doesn’t seem to matter what industry, we all have trouble with work / life balance and saying no!
And what I’ve learned about work / life balance, is that it is a MYTH!
It’s just another “perfectionist” trap and it’s much more about finding inner peace when stuff happens in our lives, because it always will.
And when I say inner peace, it doesn’t mean to look the other way and busy “love & light” stuff, it means to give ourselves permission to feel how we do, and it’s that permission that actually correlates to COMPASSION.
And compassion & love equals more inner peace 💙
It just happens this chapter is chapter two and we will be going over it in our “unofficial” book club this week!
There are no coincidences right?! Love it!
I hope to see you there and have an amazing weekend!
As I write this my son was just out back BBQ’g with a bunch of his baseball friends in-between their games, and this just fills my heart! I love seeing them all having fun together, and what’s super cool is they are all rivals during their regular high school season! I love their bond & connection ❤️
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