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How extra effort on Election Day leads to personal breakthroughs

There are times when your actions really matter. Times when it’s essential to make the extra effort and go the extra mile.

Today is one of those: Election Day. It’s a day when many small actions will add up to have one big impact on our nation and our world.

It’s also a perfect chance to practice the skills that will lead to big breakthroughs in the rest of your life.

Here’s how taking action on Election Day helps you create breakthroughs: When we have a big dream or desire, it requires action to turn that desire into reality. Taking action, though, often brings up fear.

“What if I do it wrong?” “What if I’m not good enough?” “I don’t know what to do.” “It’s too late now.” “It will hurt too much if I try and fail.”

If you want your big dreams to come true, you must CHOOSE to take action in the face of those feelings and thoughts.

Creating what you want in life requires you to step out of your comfort zone–to BE WITH THE DISCOMFORT and KEEP TAKING ACTION.

This is where breakthroughs happen: when you notice where you usually stop… and choose to keep going.

That’s what this Election Day asks of us: Whether you’re hopeful, stressed, afraid, energized, or any number of feelings, now is a time for action.

A time to ask yourself, “Where can I make the extra effort? Where can I go beyond where I usually stop?”

If you don’t usually vote, vote. If you don’t usually help to get out the vote, do that.

You can take baby actions: reaching out to friends in a swing district to make sure they vote, 20 minutes of text banking or phone banking at lunch, 30 minutes to drive people to the polls. All those actions add up–just as baby steps add up when you’re doing your creative work or creating the life you want.

If it’s unfamiliar or scary, just acknowledge the discomfort and continue to take action.

As you take action, you’ll notice your energy shift. You gain momentum, and you feel your own power. The fear recedes because you know that instead of stewing in your fears, you are doing something.

Succeed or fail, you will know that you stepped up to be the creator of your own life.

So today, go beyond. Notice where you usually stop, and choose to keep going.

Step into action.

Step into power.

Step into your life.

 

Text and phone banking link: https://www.momsrising.org/take-action

Or find your local candidate and check their website to see what you can do.

Halloween, death, and creativity

Happy Halloween!

Today is also Samhain, or the witches’ new year. In Celtic tradition, this was the time of year when people honored and connected to loved ones who had died.

Death is part of the cycle of life. It’s also part of the creative cycle. To let in new life, we have to let go of something that is dying.

So, what will you let go of in your creative career? In your life?

(Hint: If you have a “perpetual complaint,” that’s a good place to start. Does one thing always seem to be in your way? Maybe you’re always thinking, “I don’t have time.” Or “I can’t afford it.” “I’m too tired.” “I don’t know how.” “I’m not good enough.”)

If something is always in your way, you MUST let go of it to flourish and thrive.

“But,” you say, “That thing is TRUE! I really don’t have the money, time, energy, connections, talent…”

Actually, no. That thing is NOT true. You only believe it is.

I say this lovingly, and with full recognition of how REAL that obstacle may look.

Yes, the number in your bank account is real. However, *opportunities* to bring in money are all around you. If you are in the right state, you’ll be able to see and act on them.

The same goes for time, energy, health and more. The limitations you experience feel so real. But there is something you can let go of–some obligation that is draining you, some habit that sucks away your energy–that will free up your time and energy.

If you don’t have the time to do your creative work, you must let go of that story about time… and let go of something else you are spending time on.

(I guarantee there is something you don’t enjoy that you can let go of or change or rework, that will give you the time for your creative work AND free up your life force.)

If you don’t have the money to invest in your creative work, you must let go of the belief that you can’t afford it. Let go and choose the belief that you CAN have the money you want. And then look for the opportunities around you.

If there’s a toxic belief about yourself that robs you of confidence, a persistent habit that drains you of energy, a situation that keeps getting in the way of your creative work… let it go.

To have something better, you must CHOOSE TO LET GO OF something worse. You must let it die.

Honor and bless it for the role it has served in your life up until now. And then let it go.

 

Yes, death can be scary. It’s a journey into the dark unknown. It can be ugly and messy and heart-wrenching and raw. But sometimes it’s a peaceful letting go in the middle of the night.

And always, whatever the night is like, morning comes. Always, when you let go of what is no longer right, freedom awaits.

The witches believe a new year begins this night. Let your new year–and new life–begin as well.

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You’ll move past your blocks… uncover your truest, best creative work… and discover the unseen opportunities already in your world–so you can take a dramatic leap in your creative career.

This is a high-level program for ambitious creative people who are committed to big results. If that’s you, email me and let’s talk.

Will you say YES?

Your true creative brilliance is ALREADY here.

The stories, images, sounds, movements, ideas, and soul work you will bring forth? They are waiting for you.

When you say YES and step into the fire of creation, your truest and best work can emerge.

Your truest creative work emerges through the doing. It emerges through you, saying yes, over and over again.

At this moment? Your truest creative work is there. Waiting for you to bring it out.

Will you say yes?

 

 

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The power of YOU, living full out

(Not perfect, but WILLING)

Last week I wrote about the insecurities that came up for me when I went to a Princeton alumnae conference.

At the same time, I was inspired. As I watched these Princeton women perform with soul and passion, I was reminded how powerful it is to put ourselves out in the world, full out.

 

And, I realized all the ways I’ve held back.

Now, I’m GOOD about facing my fears. To help creative people get big results, I HAVE TO face and transform big blocks–constantly.

I hold my clients through big fears, and they transform it. I see what holds me back, and I transform it.

And yet.

And yet so many times, I have still held back for fear I won’t be good enough.

I don’t want to fail, and I don’t want people to see me fail.

But, as I watched the women perform, I felt the power of passion and boldness.

They weren’t perfect. They were willing.

Willing to step on stage and put their energy out into the world, BIG. Willing to step out in life, BIG.

The same is possible for each of us.

If you’re afraid, if you’re holding back, if you’re thinking “I’m not good enough” or “What if I fail?”, remember this:

There is power in who you are. There is such power in being ALL of who you are. Bold. Proud. Out loud.

Let’s do it.

 

P.S. If you’re ready to stop holding back and unleash your creativity, get in touch. I have a new program to help you step out BIG, doing your truest, most powerful creative work.  

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When insecurities come up, remember this

Today I’m at She Roars, a conference for Princeton alumna. Events like these–like college reunions–can bring up my old achievement-based insecurities: Have I accomplished enough? Am I successful enough? How do I “measure up”?

Our egos may worry about whether we’’ll fail or what someone else thinks of us. Our egos may trap us in a stew of “I’m not good enough” or a judgmental cloud of “I’m better than s/he is.”

But, focusing on those things keeps us from connecting with the important questions:

What is delighting and inspiring me in this moment?

What is moving me?

Who am I connecting with?

What is my divine wisdom telling me?

When fear comes up, give yourself love. Then stay connected to the Real You, and be yourself in the world.