Imagine, if you will, that you are connected to everything in the universe and the energy of the universe courses through you at all times. This energy is available for you to create and mold your reality. You are a co-creator with the Universal Force.
But somehow, you have lost touch with this creative power and you labor under the false belief that you’re powerless and at the mercy of life’s circumstances. You no longer recognize your power to co-create.
The Identity Factor is a mechanism that kicks in each time you attempt to make a major change in your life. In this episode you’ll learn why the Identity Factor causes resistance and so-called self-sabotage and how to get beyond it’s effects. Continue reading
For years, I have wondered why some people, no matter how hard they seem to try, can’t get their lives moving in a positive direction. Or, if they do, why success is difficult to sustain. It’s becoming clear to me that the reason is related to a person’s personal identity.
Let’s take a look at two different individuals in order to understand this concept. Continue reading
Do you feel trapped by your current position in life?
Imagine, if you will, that you are in a cage. The cage defines your world and keeps you where you are. You often dream about life outside of the cage, but you remain stuck in it.
What you don’t realize is that the door to the cage is open. All you have to do is walk out. But you are so adapted to the cage and the boundaries it sets for you that walking out of the cage, on your own volition, doesn’t even occur to you.
What Keeps You In Your Cage?
You stay in your cage because: Continue reading
- By this age, I should have accomplished more
- Other people earn so much more than I do
- I’m smart, so I should be able to earn more
Comparing yourself to others in any way is a go-nowhere activity that always leads to dissatisfaction and feelings of lack. In order to duplicate the accomplishments of others, you would have to be them. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder why, despite all of the work that you’ve done on yourself, that you are still earning less than you’d like, carrying those unwanted pounds, and/or feeling dissatisfied with your life?
Why do you continue to avoid behavior that you know could help you? Why do you sabotage yourself every time your life seems to be getting better?
I’ve heard the stories a thousand times:
- “I had money saved, but my car broke down and I had to use the money to fix it.”
- “Keeping track of my money felt great, but for some reason I stopped after a few months.”
- “I finally lost the extra 30 pounds I was carrying, then gained them back.”
- “I keep staring at the piles of paper in my office and want to clear the clutter, but I just can’t get myself to actually do it.”
- “Last year, I earned more than I ever did before, and now I’m right back where I was.”
- “No matter how much I earn, there never seems to be any extra.” Continue reading
When you hear the words financial management, cash flow strategies, or balancing your checkbook, which of the following do you do?
- Roll your eyes and think to yourself, “BORING!”
- Zone out and think of something else.
- Say, “I’m not good with numbers.”
- Get excited about dealing with the numbers.
If you are like most entrepreneurs and practitioners, getting excited about the numbers is probably not one of your choices.
Believe it or not, despite the fact that doing business is about making money, entrepreneurs and practitioners often have little interest in learning the intricacies of managing money.
Yet the businesses that succeed financially are those with leaders who are willing to pay attention to their numbers.
A new way of looking at your finances Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a friend gave a talk at The Celebration, my spiritual community, and she talked about changing your story in order to move forward. I’ve heard this before and have even suggested it to people, but this time it really hit home, and I asked myself, “What does one have to do in order to accomplish this?”
I immediately thought about the book I have been writing for the last two years about my journey to physical, emotional, and financial health. This story has been difficult for me to write because, along the way, I passed through many interesting but uncomfortable dramas. I realized that the time had come to finish the story.
For the next week, I worked on the book with the goal of finishing it by my December 30 birthday. The toughest part was recounting the story of when I had to close the business that I loved so much, Joan’s Crystals, and declare bankruptcy (in 1989). As I wrote, I was filled with emotion, but knew I was finally reaching the point where I could let go of the painful memory. Continue reading
Years ago, because I had totally exhausted my adrenal glands and was forced to rest in order to heal, I knew I had to stop rushing. Being somewhat of a Type A personality, this required a major shift in thinking and behavior, although with exhausted adrenal glands, I wasn’t moving very far very fast.
That was a long time ago and now, looking back, I can see the value of moving at a slower, steady pace without the frantic pushing that comes with behavior stimulated by fear of not having or doing enough. In the last few weeks, once again, I was forced to slow down because of the concussion I sustained. It’s amazing how much work I thought I had to do that could be ignored or delayed without consequence.
The advantages of slowing down are many including extending your lifespan, enhancing your intutition, greater appreciation of life, peace of mind, saving time and energy, and much more. Wouldn’t you rather be rich and healthy than rich and exhausted?
Here are some steps you can take in order to slow down: Continue reading