Let Your Light Shine

Isn’t it time you shine your light?
Throughout my life, I’ve seen how most people hide from the spotlight, shy away from praise and deny their gifts and talents.

Is this you?

Can you imagine what your life would hold if you were comfortable shining your light, and living in your brilliance?

How would your life be different?

I’m being featured as an expert in an upcoming summit called Stepping into Brilliance, and I want you to be my special guest! I know this has the power to shift your life in a huge way.step into brilliance promo

My friend and colleague Lacey Sherwood and I have teamed up with 20 other leading experts to give you the edge you need to recognize your talents and step out of the shadows in your own life.

The wisdom and tools offered in this summit are powerful! No matter how stuck you feel, implementing the things you learn in this summit will change your life.

Best of all, the Stepping Into Brilliance summit is FREE. Plus, every speaker has a special free gift for everyone who participates. I recommend you register for this summit and start shining like you never have before.

Sign up HERE to get free access to all of the amazing materials available at the Stepping into Brilliance summit.

I can’t afford it…

Recently Laura Cruz and I interviewed Amy Devi Harris (who will be a speaker with us at the Unleashing Success Conference) about a blog post she wrote a few months back.  Her blog post was entitled “I can’t afford it“.  This post spoke to me because I hear that phrase from so many people…

and in the past, I used to also say that… a lot……..

This line in her post really got to me:

“When you say “I can’t afford it” what you are really saying is I’m unable to accomplish it. I can’t afford it is limiting your realm of possibility, and limiting what you think you are capable of.”

But what I realized as I read this, is that generally the clients that I work with for Life Coaching have the limiting belief, not that they aren’t willing or capable, or that they don’t want to step out of their comfort zone, but more that they don’t feel like they are worth it.  Maybe it is because that is where I started my journey from, or maybe it’s just because many people don’t feel like they deserve …fill in the blank….  I  lived for years thinking that I was less than, and that everyone else’s needs were more important that mine.

Years ago in a group bible study that I went to at a friends house, I remember feeling worn out and exhausted from all of the demands of being a mother and house keeper and wife and maid and cook and nurse and taxi and the list goes on….right? How many women can relate to this??  One night she said something that was like an “ah-ha” moment for me. She said:  You need to take care of yourself…….?????? What?? You mean we’re allowed to take care of ourself?  I thought we were supposed to take care of everyone else?  Then she went on to give me an analogy… A mother lion always feeds herself first because if she isn’t strong and healthy then she would not be able to protect and care for her cubs.

WOW!  That totally made sense to me.

Now as women it isn’t as much about feeding ourselves with a big hunk of meat…but it is about feeding ourselves emotionally, physically and spiritually.  It is important for us women to have other women to support us and connect with us and basically have our back!

I love that this covers all of the things that are important to me……Self care, empowering women and supporting each other, which is exactly why Laura and I created Unleashing Success in the first place!

I hope you’ll watch the video and then join me on facebook to discuss your thoughts/feeling/emotions that come up for you when you think about if you can afford it.  Whatever ” it ” may be…


I’m excited about having discussion with you on this subject!  Come find me on Facebook!

Till next time,

Jennifer

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It’s ok to have a bad day!

OK, so I’m having a “bad day”!

Today is a perfect opportunity to let you know that I personally understand limiting beliefs and I use the tools that I teach you in my free 5 part video series entitled “What are you thinking?!”

Here’s what’s going on for me right now…

My hubby and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary.  We took a week off to have a vacation and enjoy spending a few days with each other.  We didn’t have much of an agenda other than where we were staying, a plan to catch a movie at some point, and ending our vacation with a weekend get-away with our kids. What we didn’t plan on was: the extreme weather, our refrigerator going out, my son’s pick up leaking oil, and then our kids sliding on ice in our little car and completely crunching in the back tire and making it un-driveable.

In the past I would have probably had a complete melt down that would look something like this:  feeling like everything was out of control and “nothing ever goes right” and how are we going to pay for fixing everything, and how bad is this going to effect our budget, and well, great, everything just sucks, and of course this would happen on vacation and why would I think my life would ever be anything more than a struggle…………… whew….. do you get the picture?  This is when I would have spiraled into despair and been completely focused on everything that is going wrong.  This is a perfect example of an underlying limiting belief that used to tell me “life is a struggle.”  BUT by using the tools that I share with you in my video series, I stopped these self defeating thoughts before they could take hold.

I know how easy it is to slip and fall onto that slope of despair and start skidding down the path of self-defeating thoughts.  And I can also tell you that it is much easier to deal with life, when you learn to change the way you think about and react to circumstances that don’t exactly match what you had planned.

As I’m writing this, I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed that our vacation didn’t necessarily go as planned, and knowing that a weekend get-away with our kids is not going to happen.  BUT the good thing is: I don’t feel out of control.  I do know that it will be ok no matter what happens.  I do know that letting go of limiting beliefs is powerful.  I do know that I can teach others to also embrace this sense of “all is well” despite any storms that might arise.  The thing is, I get to choose whether I allow myself to fall into the muck of “how awful things are” or to instead take a few minutes (and a few deep breaths), and decide to know that all is well despite the circumstances of this moment.

I hope this post is helpful for you.  I want people to know that I am driven to be a life coach because I understand that many people struggle with self defeating thoughts.  I understand what being in that struggle looks like and I also know what it looks like when you learn to control those thoughts.  Let me know if you have questions about this post or if you are interested in coaching!

You can sign up for the free video series entitled “What are you Thinking?!” by clicking here.

Till next time,

Jennifer

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