Monthly Archives: May 2010

Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Anchorage… Oh My!

Lately I’ve been noticing something really interesting. In my travels, I have met so many unique individuals – amazingly talented people in their own right. And I am constantly being introduced to different cultures, different religions… different ways of life.

I’m definitely an observer. And a really good listener. So when I meet these totally authentic people, it exposes me to a different world. I listen to their stories, how they live, what they love, and what makes them flourish… what really makes them feel alive.

I love it.

And I realize that it’s making me who I am, too. I’m being introduced to so many amazing things – which is expanding my education, my experiences… ME. I slowly feel myself becoming such a seasoned individual when learning about others.

This last week I was with a very special client and his amazing team in Salt Lake City. I learned yoga for the first time ever AND I learned how to start a fire from scratch (no matches!). If I knew fire and yoga were this fun, I would have learned it along time ago!

So excited for my next trip – to Anchorage, Alaska. I wonder what I’ll learn there?  My brain is saying… Yum.

I’m evolving as a person by listening, observing… and introducing myself to new things and authentic people. I’m passionate about it. I’m passionate about life. Love. Love.

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The Power of the Mastermind

Hi there! I’m writing to you from Los Angeles where I’m managing a mastermind group for two of my clients – Dave Dee and Alexis Neely. This group is amazing. Full of brilliant people who want to run their own businesses while impacting people, making a difference – and simply living a happy life.

I have to tell you, the power of this mastermind group is so beyond what you can imagine. Creativity and breakthroughs are bursting every hour. Truly. Amazing. Everyone in this room wants to feel like they are not alone – and to see the possibilities in their life and their business… along with finding their True Purpose through their work.

It makes me wonder how many people out there need to be in a mastermind group to breakthrough their creative thoughts and really take action and REALLY make things happen in a big way.

You can do all of that in a mastermind group. Just imagine 20 creative, driven business individuals that have energy through the roof – and their soul purpose here is to take an idea – turn it into a thriving business – and love their life.  And to learn that you have the power to design a business that you’ve been thinking about – and making it work for your life.

Mastermind groups make you think – and they help you make it possible. Some of the conversations are tough. Really tough. They all challenge you to think and sometimes you have to dig and push through the hard stuff to really breakthrough.

Some people here want to build businesses that are enjoyable, small and something they love. And then there are some that have the mission of building an empire. And some already have. A-freakin’-mazing.

How awesome is that range!  So good.

All 20 people here are being coached by Dave and Alexis – while coaching each other through ideas and thoughts – and then up-leveling their ideas and walking away with action.

Of course, the energy is INSANE. Something that I love. I thrive off of this.  My favorite part of these meetings – the relationships. The sweet, sweet relationships.

Yum. The Power of the Mastermind. The Power of Relationships.

All equaling true success – in life and in business.

Have you thought about joining a mastermind group? I would love to share my thoughts with you on how being a part of something bigger than you… could change your life.

Are you ready for it?

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Who Says?

I find myself always breaking the rules when it comes to the “traditional route” people always speak of. Like… you know, you’re not supposed to do that. I ask why? Who says? Or when people say… the right thing to do is “X”. I ask why? Who says?

Have you heard this before?

An example.

I was on a flight to Memphis and was in close quarters in first class (you can hear anyone’s conversation in first class). There was a couple talking about their son. About right and wrong. He was a senior in high school and wasn’t sure about college and what his plans are for the future. His parents were saying that the “right” thing to do would be to go to college, eventually meet a gal, get married, co-habitate, have children… and so the story goes.

Another conversation I heard the previous day – was with a couple that seemed so in love. And they were talking about their future. The man was saying how they should date for one year before they decide to become engaged. And then once they are engaged, one more year before they are married. And then wait another year before they have children.

I’ve heard this scenario far too many times.  Who made that up?

I say “who says”?

Jeeze, it’s life. You can’t plan for it. It just happens.

I feel like so many people follow the traditional route because somewhere there’s an unwritten rule on what the “right” and “wrong” way is. I think that’s bull. I think you create your path. What feels right to you? What feels wrong to you?

YOU decide.

Don’t allow someone to tell you what is right and wrong. Don’t get me wrong… growing up, your parents are there to teach you between right and wrong. But when you’re an adult – at the end of the day, you decide. No one else.

Some people feel trapped… and perhaps they are in a situation where it’s SO wrong for them. Yet, they stay in that situation because it’s the “right” thing to do.

Who says?

Again, you decide. You create the life you want to live.

There are no guarantees that life will turn out the way you want… but at least you did what you thought was good and right for you at that time. No one else should tell you how things should be or how they are done. Do it for you.

You always have a choice. Embrace your choice. You decide for yourself.

Don’t follow… lead.

… and always ask yourself “Who says”? Because it should be YOU who says how it’s going to be.

Create it. Live it. It’s your life to decide.

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Work, Life, Love… Baseball Games!

The month of May is a busy one for me. Traveling throughout the US – all in 4 weeks – all for business… while trying to balance everything else in my life.

Do I love it? Yes. Do I sometimes wish my life was just a walk on the beach? Yes.

Balance.

Yep, I have it. And you have to have it in order to love your life. You have to understand and embrace the struggle it takes to balance it all. But you have to do it, nonetheless.

There are many people who live like I do. And there are some that just can’t get it together. I’d call them a beautiful mess. They have a great life, but they just can’t seem to find the balance and keep it together.

Trust me, I’ve tried hard to balance everything. And it’s challenging. To this day, it’s challenging.

I tried to remember the last time I actually did nothing… yep, don’t remember! But the best part about it… I have A LOT of stories to tell.

Never a dull moment in my life.

My life has changed a lot over this past year. Not only do I continue to work hard, travel and balance… I have a great man in my life and his wonderful kids make my life pretty sweet.

His life compliments what I have and what I’ve built. All of it makes my life so much better. There’s definitely a lot more running around when you add his busy life to mine… but it’s so good. And at the end of the day, we’re exhausted, but we’re happy.

These days – my life consists of balancing work and life. Not just work and work.

It’s about work, life, love… and making it to baseball games! 😉

For anyone out there struggling with a balance in their life. I’ll leave you with this…

I think balance in your life is about having a sense of humor, not taking things so seriously and wiggling your toes more every day. Learning and thinking some, playing and working hard. It all starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. Now that’s perfection right there.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Life is good. It’s a balance. It’s tough… but it’s sweet.

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