The Fastest Way to Beat Analysis-Paralysis

A couple of Sundays ago I had a bike accident.

And I counted myself very lucky…

I took a spill at one of those big bad turns descending Panoramic Highway (at -8% grade)…

… someone dropped a ball-throwing-dog-stick contraptions lying horizontally across the road, which caught my wheel and caused the accident.

I walked away with damages that surprised my riding peeps:

Three finger scratches (guess it’s the cyclist equivalent of paper cuts,) one bruised nail, one bruised elbow, one bruised bum and (worst damage is…) a HOLE in my Strava climbing challenge shorts! (They don’t make those anymore!)

I was told if I grabbed onto the break real hard instead of going along with the fall, I could have flipped (and very likely resulted in a broken collar bone.)

It could totally be a broken bones kind of situation, or worse. I walked around with immense gratitude for the next few days.

Here’s what happened right after the crash:

We were in the middle of a mountain descent. Couldn’t even call an Uber because there’s almost no reception.

The only way to get out is to keep descending, around more of those big bad turns at even steeper grade. 

Like Maverick-preneurship, descending is very much a head game.

You’ve to be confident that you can complete the task at hand, before you can perform the task and get to see the evidence that you can actually do it.

SHOW UP AND TRUST

The more white-knuckle and tiptoe-y you’re about it, the less likely you’ll succeed (with flair.)

I could have held on to the break for dear life for the rest of the ride but I chose not to.

I finished the rest of the descent at a respectable pace.

That’s not the end of it.

It’s very common to feel spooked going down these big bad turns after a crash. The “shakiness” could go on for weeks.

The adrenaline might have brought me home, but as it worn off after a good night’s sleep that’s when the “recovery” begins…

… the “recovery” of getting over the fears and doubts during a descent.

I could’ve easily stayed off the bike for a few days and “rest.”

Yet the thought of “can I do this again” would have eaten me up.

The unsettled feeling caused by anticipation of the act and the permutations the mind serves up can only be banished by taking action.

Analysis-paralysis gets your mind going in a dozen different directions by anticipating two dozens outcomes. Taking action gives you one outcome… now you can move on.

I got back on the bike the next day, climbed a mountain just so I could descend… to get over the anticipation-induced fear and doubt by getting pass the anticipation to the action.

The next day I went up the mountain again. As I approached the start of the descent where the accident happened, I literally had acid reflux.

It all stopped when I actually started the descent. My monkey mind had to stop (it knew better that if it kept churning the lack of focus would kill us all!) Skills and instinct kicked in, and it’s like hmm… riding a bike.

When I “pushed” myself pass that point of “anticipation” to the “doing” – the fear had no more grip on me.

Instead of letting the monkey mind play out a dozen scenarios in which shit could happen, the only thing to do when you get to the point of “doing” is to let the confidence that you CAN do it lead… so shit doesn’t happen.

The next day, I rode down the same descent (It’s like Groundhog Day…)

Two days later, I rode a different descent in a 23mph crosswind. It was hairy and spooky – even to the very skilled cyclists. (Being small in size makes it even more challenging for me.)

Nope, couldn’t call Uber… no reception in the middle of a mountain!

To get home, I had to be confident that I could do it. Let go of the fears, the doubts and the break… cross the line to get from “anticipation” to “action.”

Knowing that a warm shower awaits at the other end.

Postscript

I posted about the accident on my FB page with a few pics.

Cyclist friends jumped in to ask if I’m ok… if I broke my teeth etc. They know the potential damage caused by taking a spill on a -8% big bad turn.

A few non-cyclist friends gave the post a like, and one actually commented on my husband’s purple jersey.

That’s fine, I don’t expect anyone not in the game to understand the game.

Likewise, there shouldn’t be judgment between you and your non-maverick-preneur friends/family. Don’t let them judge you, and don’t let yourself judge them just because they choose a different path.

It’s like… my friends don’t like to cycle, fine! I may not hang with them as much but I don’t call them losers.

This post is originally published on business-soulwork.com 

About Ling

Intuitive Brainiac | Creativity Mentor | Copywriting Alchemist. Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching/consulting with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, she helps the maverick-preneurs uncover, articulate & transform their WHY into content that connects, resonates and converts – by way of an intuitive yet rigorous iterative process born out of her Harvard Design School training and 10 years experience in the online marketing industry.

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Inspire You NOW! How to Find Your Calling and Become Unstoppable!

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In this powerful presentation, you will discover key ways to master your mindset around your life, career and/or business that can massively impact your success. I believe that often the biggest obstacle in the way of success for most people lies in their thoughts, beliefs and resulting actions or lack of actions. How you think about yourself and the world effects how you show up in your daily life. Whether it’s a dream of starting a business, a dream of having a family, a desire to make a career change or to experience things on your “bucket list”; your mindset determines if, when and how you live your life and what you attract.

Over the years, I’ve worked with many high level executives that are clearly big thinkers about their careers and the organizations they serve. However, they are not always big thinkers when it comes to their lives as a whole. This presentation will invite you to think BIGGER about WHO you are and what you do.

I. Why Am I Here?

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Say Yes to Yourself!

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As women continue to redefine success, there’s a powerful desire to make a big impact professionally and to change the rules about how we operate at work. Whether it’s finding work that truly fits you or upleveling your current business or career, you deserve to love what you do and create success on your own terms, without having to give up your life in the process.

 

If you had a magic wand and could change one aspect of you life, what would that be? Would it be a relationship, your professional success, your level of self-confidence, or happiness in life? What if you already had the power to do that – not just in one area of your life but all the areas of your life?

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If you’re tired of sacrificing your time, your energy and your sanity in order to ‘have it all’, find out what you need to create personal and professional success the easy way.

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Courtney’s signature 5-Step Passion Success & Balance Coaching Method helps high-achieving women to transform their work so they can make more and be more while still living a fabulous life. Her clients span from top notch coaches, consultants and creatives to c-suite executives and women on the rise in law, finance and journalism. Her philosophy and strategies help women to advance beyond their limits and she’s been fortunate to work with clients to double, triple and even quadruple their incomes while working less so they have time for themselves and their families. A living example of someone who ‘walks her talk,’ Courtney is equally passionate about her work, her relationships and her life.

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3 Marketing Strategies for Deep Transformational Work

If you’re like many of my super intuitive clients who deliver results that are more experiential than “intellectual” (you know who you are!)…

It may be hard to put your process into words (and you probably resist writing sales copy) because “on paper” it doesn’t differ much from your competition. You just KNOW when they actually do the work with YOU, they get results like gangbuster. Period.

Even if you get them to experience your process and feel the results in their bodies or their “beings,” their intellectual mind – the one that holds the purse string – is unable to frame or comprehend the results. They may even chalk it up as a coincidence or a fluke, which prevents them from taking the next step with you.

You do deep stuff; transformational work. You get to the root cause beyond the “logical” or intellectual mind.

Talking about the same old lose 10 pounds in 14 days or find your soulmate in 60 days just doesn’t cut it.

The internal transformation you deliver manifests differently from one client to the next… even though you’ve done the work to “nail your niche” you still find getting specific about your results (like all those marketing trainings are telling you) a losing battle.

Sounds familiar? Then try these instead: 

1. Map the Fastest Path to Experiencing YOU

There’re too many marketing strategies and bright shiny objects for anybody to learn and implement within one lifetime.

If being in your presence, experiencing your process YOUR way and being guided by real-time interaction with YOU yield the “AHA” moment that turns someone from “just curious” to saying, “OMG, I want that!”…

Then the simple question is – which strategy and tactic is going to get as many people to experience YOU as quickly as possible?

What’s the fastest path to delivering that “AHA” moment so they are moved to take the next step with you?

 

2. Give Them a Framework to Intellectualize the Results

Here’s the thing with that “AHA” moment. The “high” they experience when everything clicks can be fleeting.

The “logical mind” can be annoying. It serves up chatter and doubts when your potential clients’ heart and guts are screaming “sign me up!” It refuses to acknowledge whatever it cannot comprehend.

The “logical mind” can look at that fleeting “high” that people feel and experience in your presence or with your process and call it a fluke or a coincidence if it doesn’t have a way to intellectualize the results.

That’s when a well-written and concise signature system comes in handy:

It gives the monkey mind a framework to understand the experience.

It gives the left-brain a way to comprehend the deep transformation.

It gives the logical mind a reason to open the wallet and whip out the credit card.

It positions your expertise as a body of work that can be put into practice with replicable results (aka not a fluke.)

It helps your potential clients alleviate the fears that they’d be criticized for investing in themselves because they’re equipped to articulate why they’re doing so.

  

3. Don’t Overload Your Website

Everyone looks up everyone on the interwebs so don’t let your online presence sabotage the great work you’ve done.

It may be tempting to load up your website with tons of content to show that you know your stuff.

Sure, there’s a place for all these resources and to showcase the depth of your knowledge.

However, keep the focus on your “first encounter” experience with the goals of: (1) communicating your unique personality and point of view and (2) creatingconnection and resonance with your audience. 

The simplicity of this strategy allows you to build TRUST as quickly as possible, without giving the monkey mind too much to “chew on” so your potential clients get lost in reading instead of taking action.

The good news is – you don’t have to write a ton of stuff for your website to be effective.

In fact, just mastering THREE pages on your website can build a solid foundation that not only connects, resonates and converts, but also inform ALL your marketing communication going forward.

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This article is originally published on business-soulwork.com

About Ling

Ling is an Intuitive Brainiac. Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, she helps the multi-talented and multi-passionate maverick solo-entrepreneurs distill ALL their big ideas into ONE cohesive Message, nail the WORDS that sell and design a Plan to cut the busywork and do what matters, through her intuitive yet rigorous iterative process born out of her Harvard Design School training and 10 years of experience in the online marketing industry.

Ling helps her clients optimize the space between individuality + originality vs. “tried-and-true” marketing so they can express their WHY unapologetically and profitably without reinventing the wheel.

Find Ling and grab her free “How to Find YOUR Winning Formula” Training Series here.

Time To Take A Look

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We’ve been experiencing more and more profound changes from astrological events, most especially over the last 2 years.  But this year, things have stepped up in intensity and length.  We’re into an astrological event right now that is really making us all sweat.  An eclipse pattern that’s turning up the heat and promises to last on and off into next year.  Things are so ramped up that even the “astrological non-believers” are taking notice.  

This is a time of miracles AND challenge.  It’s a time of refinement.  Remember, a diamond only forms under intense pressure and millions of years.  And even though the concept of time is man-made, you get what I’m saying.  You’re a brilliant and necessary diamond-in-the-rough.  It’s now time for all of us to take a long look at what no longer serves us, what needs to be accepted, released and changed.

If you’ve been having fights with your significant other, kids, people at work or with people in general, take heart.  If you’ve been eating more, sleeping more, feeling lethargic, overwhelmed, sad, take heart.  If you’ve been seeing aligned numbers and are experiencing miraculous signs and events, take heart!!

All of this is a time for reflection, retrospection, introspection, understanding, patience and compassion – for yourself and for others.  You know the saying that tells us the things we need to learn will keep showing up over and over until we see them?  It’s total truth.  Only within that, I want you to now go deeper.

Expect the unexpected – on both ends of the spectrum.  No stone is being left unturned.

Expect things that are out of the ordinary to show up.  New and uncomfortable patterns between you and your partner.  Deep, unusual and unexplainable feelings within yourself.  And on the flip-side, watch for signs and miracles that specifically materialize to show your alignment with your intentions.

New openings are being created and amazing new things are manifesting at warp speed.  As well, the old way of doing and being is being stripped naked and exposed.  So, what can we do about it?  What do we do when we feel like our old ways of dealing with our problems aren’t working anymore?  

Instead of going to our head space and allowing our old fears and patterns to emerge (which will keep us in deep and painful struggle), we need to visualize walking from our heads down into our hearts.  We need to consciously make a choice to walk away from the old us and walk into our heart-spaces, where all direct communication with our Higher Selves and the Divine, exists.  That’s where you’ll find peace and answers.

Next, we must ask questions like, “What is this experience showing me?” “What do I need to learn from this?”  “What’s my next step?”  Connect with your heart (close your eyes, visualize your mind walking down into your heart and breathe it in), trust and watch the answer come forward.  It can happen instantaneously or it can time.  Keep asking.  It’s a practice. 

Step away from the blame game.  We are ALL projecting onto each other.  Every. Single. One of us.  We are ALL mirrors of each other.  Our circumstances…our bodies…..our friends and families……our emotions.  All bringing us gifts of showing us exactly where we stand and what we believe.

FEELINGS.  Don’t push them away.  We have feelings and emotions for a reason.  They are indicators and part of our guidance system.  If you’re not allowing yourself to feel or pushing away from resistance, you’ll have a difficult time until you change that old story that says feelings and emotions are bad.  Because they aren’t.  Unless you feel and notice, there’s no real way you can deeply know yourself at an authentic level.  Unless you feel and release, the energy of those emotions stay stuck in your physical body.

And as far as the miraculous happenings; don’t judge them or create a story around them.  If what is happening seems too good to be true, trust that the Universe is in control.  If it’s meant to go forward, it will.  If not, then realize that you’ve been given a gift, a sign that’s telling you to keep moving forward.   It’s showing you you’re on track.  Have gratitude.

Take responsibility for your own journey.  You can’t force others to grow and change.   You can’t force timing.  You can’t control circumstances.  The only control you have is over YOU, your decisions, your emotions, your reactions and actions.  If you’re with someone and you’re on two separate life paths, as one lifts, the other will either lift or fall away.  It’s a Universal law.  Keep walking your path.

Continue to practice more understanding, patience and compassion during this time, for yourself and others.  This next year will hold more surprises as the old paradigm starts to dissolve, and in preparation for the emergence of a vibrationally higher and more aligned world.  We’re going through a birthing process and birth can sometimes be a bit painful.

Above all else, remember that you signed up to be here in this time and space.  And what a miraculous time it is, unlike any other in history.  Embrace it with love, curiosity and wonder.  Find the joy in the journey and enjoy every juicy moment. 

Feel Good Now

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    Timeframe for Grief

    candle-heartIs it even possible for things to get ‘back to normal’ after someone you love passes? I don’t think so. I have found that with the passing of a loved one, a friend, and even an acquaintance, there is no going back to the way things were when they were still here with us. There’s nothing normal about life anymore – even things as simple as eating their favorite foods, going to the mall, a meeting, or a gathering  where we’re surrounded by others, and certainly communicating with people take on a whole new perspective and meaning.

    When my father passed more than 20 years ago, it shook up the lives of our whole family, the community of friends my parents had created, and everyone who was involved with our business. To this day, I still wonder what life would have been like for us had he not passed at the tender age of 52.

    There’s simply no way to know.

    And guessing about or dwelling on this can make a person a little bit crazy.

    Of course, life does go on. And so does death. In the past year, many people I have been close to over the years have left this earthly plane. Most recently, with the passing of my beautiful nephew Sean, I am reminded that life is uncertain, and that we are guaranteed nothing in terms of time in these physical bodies. We only have today, and there’s no ‘back to normal’ at all. Instead…

    There’s a Whole New Normal

    What’s a ‘new normal’? It’s whatever we’re living right now. And it’s totally our call. It’s an individual choice, and it’s not a one-time thing. It’s a moment-by-moment decision. We can keep on doing what we’re doing and trying to live how we’ve always lived in spite of the void or we can make some changes.

    In my experience, most people balance between the two – trying to maintain some kind of ‘normal life’ and wondering what that really looks like.

    There’s No Right or Wrong Answer.

    Everyone is different. We must honor ourselves as we go through the grieving process. We must feel our way through and find what works for us. And mostly we must create for ourselves a ‘new normal’ that has at least some semblance of truly living.

    As for me, I find that I am in a heightened state of awareness and I am allowing myself room to explore options that I have previously considered off-limits or ‘crazy-thinking’. I recognize the preciousness of life and want to live it fully – whatever that means in the moment I’m in.

    Now is the Time for Allowing.

    I wish for anyone who is grieving that you allow yourself these same freedoms. Be gentle with yourself and those you love. Remind yourself that life is a gift and a mystery, and that you get to choose what you do and how you feel in each moment. Hug your family, your partner, and your friends – and hug your co-workers too.

    Life has brought us together on this planet for a Divine reason. Let’s lovingly embrace our physical co-existence for as long as we have it – and our Spirit connection forever.

    I invite you to share in the lessons I’ve learned over the years by reading my new book, Powerful Intention Everyday gratitude Book II. It is a daily guide for living with intention and gratitude. Visit my website for details: www.SueUrda.com Enjoy!

    Namaste`, Blessings, and Peace

    ~ Sue

    ………………………………………………………

    About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are.www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com

    Generalizations, Clumping, and Judgment

    We are all OneAs humans we tend to group things. Our brains systematically categorize, rate, and even judge whatever or whoever is in front of us at any given moment – assessing the situation for danger or safety, acceptance or rejection, and where we go from here.

    Within a matter of seconds, and sometimes even a split second, we clump people and things based on our past experiences and observances – and then we act accordingly.

    Usually Our Brains Serve Us

    In a surprisingly short time, we make decisions as to whether or not to move forward or retreat. We quickly determine if someone will be our friend or rival, confidante or enemy, collaborator or competitor. And within moments, our prejudices, fears, insecurities and judgments weigh in and our lives take a turn on a dime – unfortunately often based on misconceptions and generalizations.

    Why Are We So Quick to Judge?

    I recently found myself observing someone make a very harsh statement and rush to judgment about another individual based solely on his nationality. He said something like, “You gotta watch out for those _________.” (Fill in the blank with whatever nationality comes to mind.) He continued, “I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. I know they’re not all like that but you can’t be too careful.”

    I was in disbelief and disgust and I made a comment to the effect that we can’t judge everyone based on their culture or on our experiences with other individuals. I was met with, “Well, I can.”

    The Past Does Not Equal the Future

    This phrase is a quote from Anthony Robbins, and it can be extended to making snap judgments and generalizations. Just because we have a certain experience with one person, it doesn’t extrapolate to all people of the same nationality, gender, class, size, sexuality… the list goes on. One person does not define a whole group of people.

    When we set such limiting beliefs for ourselves, we are limiting our experiences in this world. By not getting to know others as individuals, we set ourselves up for relationships that are not only less interesting, but ones that keep us confined to our ‘comfort zone’, and so we limit our overall growth as individuals.

    We Are Each Unique and We are More Alike than We Are Different

    Encountering situations with people like I mentioned above has opened my own eyes to my own prejudices and preconceived notions. Even though I think I am open-hearted and loving, and I aspire to see people at the soul level, I know I have been guilty of clumping and generalizing too. I can look back and see how this way of thinking has limited my life experiences.

    I am willing to open myself to the possibility that I can free my mind of judgment while still maintaining a discerning mindset. As a perfectly flawed woman, I am open to see the flaws of others as individuals and forgive them along the way if they have judged me – perhaps unfairly clumping me into a group to which I don’t really belong.

    We Are All One

    These words haunt me a little bit right now, because I don’t want to admit that I am one with the individual I wrote about earlier who was so harsh a judge based on close-minded, bigoted thinking, and yet, I know it is the truth. We ARE all one and we ARE more alike than we are different.

    At the same time, we are all unique and singular individuals. I celebrate our similarities and our differences. I know we are all brought together in this life experience for a reason that may be beyond our current grasp of understanding. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can all be clumped into a singular category as children of God. I take comfort in this knowing, and I strive to open myself to all that is.

    I Invite You to Dwell in this Knowing and Openness too

    With lots of soul love for you, Sue

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    About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are.www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com

    Endings = Beginnings

    New Year

    Endings = Beginnings

    I’m not usually one to make black and white statements. I believe in unlimited shades of gray, multiple facets, and the many different perspectives there are to view things. I have found though that there are a few things that are simply as they are—absolutes, if you will.

    One of the absolutes I have found to be true in every instance of my life is that…

    Endings = Beginnings

    I have found no exceptions to this. For example:

    • When physical life ends, our spiritual life begins (continues).
    • When a relationship ends, loneliness and/or an opening begins.
    • When a job ends, a new job, retirement, or unemployment begins.
    • When one thought ends, another thought (or the space between thoughts) begins.
    • When a breath in ends, an exhale begins.

    Really, the list goes on and on…

    Sometimes an ending feels like a dead end, a brick wall, or a finale.  Sometimes it feels that there will be nothing else to take its place, and we often don’t want anything in its place. Sometimes it really does feel final.

    And then, there are times that the beginning, the new thing, is a really welcome distraction from what has ended. Sometimes we don’t even know how we lived without this new thing for so long, and we sometimes forget the thing that ended or we simply don’t miss it very much. More often than not though, there’s a mix of both – a sense of loss and a sense of what’s new or next.

    The New Year is upon us…

    We have the perfect opening to review what has happened and what we’ve created in the past 365 days. We also have the opportunity to release or end those things that are no longer working for us.

    As you look around you’ll see people who are happily purging, trashing, and letting go—lightening their loads. They look happy, peaceful, and unburdened.

    You’ll also see people planning, preparing, and already geared up for the year ahead. Their excitement is contagious and their enthusiasm and drive light the way for not only them but also for others in their midst.

    Are you ready for the ending and the beginning that December 31st at midnight holds?

    There’s no right or wrong way to approach it – releasing or preparing provide the same opening for you. Ending something or starting something… it’s all about movement, momentum, and living. It’s all about you, baby! Always has been, always will be.

    No matter what you choose, what you do, or where this year takes you, I wish you an awesome and fulfilling 2016!

    About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are.www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com

     

    A new partnership…

    MOC-azRecently AlphaZelle started working with an amazing non-profit called Survivor Glam Squad – Making Over Cancer. Survivor Glam Squad provides complimentary makeovers to cancer patients and survivors in the United States – boosting confidence and self esteem, one makeover at a time!

    We are honored to be one of their partners and to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

    Most of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Either personally, a loved one or maybe a close friend. Cancer and the different treatments change people in many ways including the sensitivity of their skin, hair, eyes and their sense of smell. Products they used in the past may no longer work for them or the products might actually hurt or possibly give a burning sensation. Our partnership with Survivor Glam Squad – Making Over Cancer gives their clients the opportunity to learn about and use products that are safe and will not hurt them.

    The mission of AlphaZelle is to create holistic products that contribute to the health and wellness of our customers. ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS! We take pride in the fact that we only offer toxin-free products made with wild crafted and USDA certified organic ingredients! AlphaZelle was created in 2004 out of the need for clean products with NO harmful chemicals. From day one we were, still are and always will be: SAFE • CLEAN • PURE • TOXIN-FREE!

    Ego Vs. Soul: How To END Struggle, Overwhelm, & Conflict And START Living Uniquely From Soul

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    “Become the best version of YOU”

    It’s a new year. And with it comes the opportunity to shift your beliefs, behaviors, and experiences that no longer serve you. Regardless of what area of your life ISN’T working, you can transform your life from the inside-out by rebalancing your mind, body, and spirit through your soul. Break free of the ego and it’s constraints by living your life in divine alignment. The ego plays a significant role in our lives and is sometimes needed, but only in its healthiest state. In order to have a healthy ego you need to be in soul alignment. To be in soul alignment you must dive deep within and clear out all your mental and emotional debris in doing so you become an open channel for divine expression to flow through you.

    During this session, you will:
    * Learn the important differences between operating from ego vs. soul.
    * Deeply understand the value of mental and emotional clearing.
    * Discover simple and straight forward practices for shifting into soul alignment.
    * Become aware of the 4 major ego construct archetypes.
    * Experience the freedom that comes with true soul-ular transformation.

     

    About Christina Ann Sullivan:

    Christina Ann Sullivan is, a Denise Linn Certified Soul Coach® & Past life regression facilitator, Certified Usui Reiki Master, Certified Akashic Record reader, and Advanced Certified Medicinal Aromatherapist. Passionate about being of service, Christina, dedicates her career to helping people heal on all levels–spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Christina helps her clients to gain clarity of purpose and build a solid foundation with God so that they live in divine alignment, have more gratitude, give more generously and have a greater love for life. They become balanced and transform into the greatest versions of themselves. Her signature coaching and speaking style helps others access their intuitive wisdom, gain a whole new perspective on their life and awaken their soul. By awakening soul consciousness they open their heart, feel more deeply, become purposeful, peaceful, joyful, and harmonious in all areas of their life. And another important element of Christina’s coaching is the space of acceptance she creates with her clients. With this as the background, her clients know they can say and express anything without being judged. Inspired by her sister, Christina created Kathy’s Lifeflow to help clients discover the love that they innately are, heal, revitalize, and bring balance to mind, body, and spirit.

    Christian Ann Sullivan
    Kathyslifeflow@gmail.com
    (954) 732-3104
    www.Kathyslifeflow.com

    BONUS OFFER: Powerful You Members 10% off my Soul Coaching Services.
    You can choose the 28 day Soul Coaching program which is a total of 4 weekly coaching sessions. The 28 day program is for those who have been doing their inner work but just need some help jumping over those last hurdles. The 3 month intensive would be for those new to doing the inner work and need assistance diving deep into their self-discovery and uncovering their shadows. The Soul Coaching Intensive is a total of 12 weekly.

    Contact me at Kathyslifeflow@gmail.com or call (954) 732-3104

    FREE GIFT: Complimentary 45 minute coaching session to help you identify which Ego Archetype is most currently affecting your life and how you can overcome it.

    Contact me at Kathyslifeflow@gmail.com or call (954) 732-3104

    Personal Power Is Yours

    Many people shy away from the power word. In their minds, they conjure up the image of a bully or a business takeover, a victim and a victor. Power over others is not true personal power. Instead, it can cover-up feeling powerless.

    Personal power doesn’t impose its will on others. It’s about standing up to you, knowing your own worth and recognizing your gifts.  With personal power, you don’t brag or swagger. You feel good about you, despite the human flaws and foolish mistakes that you’ve made along the way. And more often than not, you can laugh at those mistakes and at yourself.  Self Appreciation  is the first valuable step to achieve personal power.

    Self-Appreciation:
    Know what you’re good at and develop a sense of personal pride and self-dignity. Valuing you and the wondrous miracle that you are, with all your emotions, a vast intellect, a body and mind that can self-regulate and heal is essential. Recognize the limitless potential inside you and your innate ability for growth, expansion and transformation.

    I was a guest on a radio program and spoke about the many ways that we can practice self-appreciation. Treat yourself with the same respect you generate to others. So often, we demand the impossible of ourselves and build up an idea of perfection that’s impossible to reach. When we don’t meet our high expectations, we feel that we’ve failed. Realize that’s not failure at all. Would we do the same for a friend or a young child? Not really. Instead, we would encourage and cheer them on.

    Honor you by taking personal time and caring for you on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Find activities and people that give you a sense of pleasure;  add more meaning and value to your life.  Be surrounded by people and situations that support and nurture you and be sure to do the same for them.

    Self-appreciation doesn’t give you license to neglect others or be selfish. Living responsibly is about making a contribution, large or small. When we are empowered, we can be generous with our power and share it with others in service, kindness and compassion.  When you do, you release a bounty of appreciation and community for you and others.

     

     

    Unleash Your Inner Genius

     

     

    I was speaking to a colleague, lamenting that we had to be professionally pigeonholed into categories. Just choose one specialty, even when we have expertise in several others. It’s a sensible marketing strategy, but it feels so one-dimensional and we are multidimensional after all. The truth is that the average person will have as many as five or six different occupations and as many as 10+ jobs by the time he or she retires. We are to select, focus and also diversify to keep up with the emerging global and economic changes, especially in the fields of technology.

    I’ve always admired Leonardo Da Vinci for his diverse talents and skill in many different areas in addition to the one he was most famous for-his painting. He was an adept and talented sculptor, musician, architect, mathematician, artist, inventor, engineer, writer, botanist, geologist and the list goes on.

    Yes, he was special; yet we have the capacity of flexing our brains like muscles and expanding our talents and versatility like him. Our brains are capable of so much more than we imagine; we have unlimited potential. The key is to unlock it and make use of it! And we can. Leonardo gave us wonderful clues throughout his work, his writing and beliefs to stretch ourselves beyond what we think possible.

    Da Vinci speaks of learning how to see and the importance of engaging our senses more fully, truly paying attention in new ways. He encourages us not to take anything for face value; instead, engage in inquiry and research. Test knowledge experientially to uncover truth, and just as importantly live true ourselves and to our life purpose. Rather than give up, be persistent, get comfortable with ambiguity, and be open to learn from mistakes we’ve made. So often, the answers come after much trial and error, not by walking away from a challenge, but by finding novel solutions through perseverance.

    Leonardo used many different techniques to stimulate his own creativity, such as looking into various shapes and finding different patterns and associations. To innovate, whether in life or business, we have to look outside of ourselves, outside of the familiar and outside our industry to make new connection and associations. This is out-of- the-box thinking that can help us view challenges and experiences differently and produce unique results.

    Da Vinci also spoke a lot about self-mastery which I believe is critical to making inroads in our growth. Not only do we have to show up for ourselves and others, but we need to gain control over our impulses and ourselves for success. Imagine an athlete or musician not being mentally or physically prepared for a concert or a competition; the outcome is likely to be unfavorable. The same principle applies to us. To learn something new and be successful, commitment, action and application are required. When passion is introduced, it’s more potent.

    He urged us to take time out from work in leisure, refresh ourselves and clear our minds which can stimulate new ideas and sprout new perspectives. So often the answers we are looking for appear almost magically when we’re in a relaxed mode. Da Vinci was a strong champion of lifelong learning. Find ways to continuously expand your own knowledge and awareness in many areas including yourself, love and the natural environment. His beliefs about valuing and respecting all of nature and the environment still apply today with the focus on sustainability. An astute observer of nature, man and all things, he believed in the strong interconnectedness of everything.

    You can ignite your own creativity by making connections between dissimilar things. At first you won’t know how they can connect, but that’s what gets your brain actively blending up new combinations to amaze you. We have multiple intelligence that call to be awakened in us. Like Da Vinci, awaken them. 

     

     

    The Energy Codes: Why Embodiment is Essential for Empowerment.

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    Dr. Sue Morter speaks worldwide on the topics of ‘user friendly’ Quantum Science, BioEnergetics, Natural Healing and Human Potential. She bridges these worlds with an appeal to the senses, ‘gut feelings’ and the core essence of who we are as human beings.

    Speaking of human energy fields, energy centers in the body and their influence on creative capacity and physical healing Dr. Sue discusses the relationship of the conscious and subconscious mind and how they relate to anxiety and stress versus triumph and success.

    We are multidimensional human beings; there is much more to us than meets the eye, even more to us than meets the mind. She teaches audiences to explore the far reaches of their own awareness through practices of self-healing, meditation and inner reflection through integrative breathwork. She brings science to the conversation of the heart. The objective is to access higher frequency energy patterns in our own systems for the purpose of realizing life purpose and defining life’s path with grace. For individuals ready to engage in transformation and healing, Dr. Sue’s Intentional Living Programs provide step by step instruction while establishing a strong foundation.

    About Dr. Sue Morter:

    >Dr. Sue Morter is an international authority on bridging Science, Spirit and Human Possibility.  She is a master teacher of the BioEnergetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), a neuro-emotional clearing and healing process that addresses subconscious interferences within the mind, body, memory and spirit, and their influence on health and human performance.

    In addition to her private practice at Morter Institute & HealthCenter, a multi-doctor healing center she founded in 1987, today she speaks about living on the Front Side of the Model, where we no longer have to create what we don’t want in order to know what we do want. She has spoken at the TED Conference, Agape International, and Tony Robbin’s Trainer Support amongst many others.  She shares wisdom from her studies in India, growing up in a quantum science conversation, and from her own personal experiences with Self Realization, Enlightenment and processes of Embodiment. Dr Sue can be seen in documentary films, internet television and radio interviews and live conferences worldwide.  She is here to help bridge Science and Spirit and return us to our true power in life.

    www.drsuemorter.com/

    When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

    A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. She didn’t know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of all of the fighting and struggling. It seemed that just as one problem was solved, a new one always arose.

    Her father, a chef, took her into the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots began to a boil. In one pot he placed carrots, in the second pot he placed eggs, and in the third pot he placed ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word. The daughter impatiently waited, wondering what her father was doing.

    In about 20 minutes, he turned off the burners. He fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

    Turning to his daughter, he asked, “What do you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg inside. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its rich flavor and smelled its wonderful aroma.

    She humbly asked. “What does it mean, Father?” He explained that each of these three items had faced the same adversity, boiling water, but each reacted differently.

    The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. But after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

    The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But after sitting in the boiling water, its inside became hard.

    The ground coffee beans were very unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

    “Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

    So, which one are you?

    I share this story often with my clients simply because I see it as a great tool to use when you find yourself in crisis, feeling fearful, lonely, or simply just frustrated. When I share this story, I often use it as a redirection tool and to help raise awareness about the choices we all have in how we respond to challenges, obstacles and adversity.

    Life happens; adversity is unavoidable, your well-being and your self-empowerment are directly tied to how you respond to the challenges of the moment.

    So, which one are you going to be the next time you are faced with an obstacle, challenge or simply when you are frustrated?

    How To Create Your Quantum Leap: Accelerating Your Results Through Clarity

    Web Banner - PY!LCPresented by Lynn Scheurell, My Creative Catalyst

    Everything is energy – everything – and that includes what’s happening in your life and business right now. If you don’t like what’s happening, you’ve got to starting creating something new by working with the source of it – the quantum energy. By increasing your awareness in how to tap your hidden potential and understand the world around you in a new way, you can create dramatic new results. Quantum Leaping gives you the ability to compress time and to super-charge your efforts to a point SO big that you soar to your next best level quickly and easily.

    As a result of interview, you will learn:
    -The five things that could be holding you back right now
    -The myths that hold entrepreneurs back
    -The four stages of quantum leap consciousness
    -Your personal manifestation formula
    -And more…

    This will be a dynamic, engaging and powerful way to begin your Quantum Leap into what you really want!

    About Lynn Scheurell:

    Lynn Scheurell is a visionary pioneer, spiritual teacher for entrepreneurs and authority in the area of conscious business. She is a leading proponent that entrepreneuring is one’s highest calling made manifest through service and that one’s business is the ultimate tool for personal growth.

    Internationally known for her empowering and inclusive approach to conscious business, Lynn teaches entrepreneurs how to identify, align and express their true nature at every stage in business to accelerate results. As she is ‘bi-lingual’ in speaking the language of spirit AND the language of business, she is able to translate and facilitate self-growth into faster and easier business growth. Changing the world starts by understanding your motivations, inspirations and purpose; in other words, changing the world starts within you. Only then can you apply your intensity through strategic business models, systems and focused action to create conscious, and often dramatic, results.

    www.MyCreativeCatalyst.com

    What Do You Do When You’re Not Inspired?

    lightbulb_MPreview (1)Many people sit around waiting for inspiration to strike; they’re looking for inspiration on any number of things, like creating a business plan, writing a book or a letter, or deciding what to make for dinner. They sit and wait for the right mood, the right moment, the right idea. Little do they realize that sitting around and waiting for inspiration is really a waste of time.

    Inspiration is Not Necessary to Take Action

    There are plenty of people who will tell you not to do anything that is uninspired – that you will end up with an inferior, boring or ‘wrong’ result. There are still more who will tell you that inspiration doesn’t matter at all – just put your nose to the grindstone and do what’s in front of you, or what you’re told and live your life according to your family or societal rules. Of course, both camps think they’re right. Personally, I fall on both sides of this line.

    I believe that inspired action is the best kind to take. This involves following your heart, listening to the still, small voice inside and tapping into your gifts and your strengths. I believe that if everyone did this, the world would be a much more inspiring and amazing place to live.

    I also know that inspiration is sometimes elusive and it isn’t always loud enough for us to hear.  I also know that it can be evoked or ‘found’ through taking some sort of action, any action at all, and then being open to what shows up. Simple movement in any direction can guide you to the next steps, either by telling you what not to do, or exactly what feels right for you.

    Take a Step (any step). Assess. Redirect as Necessary.

    Following these three simple steps will get your ‘mojo’ going. It will help you make informed and even inspired decisions. Remember, a thing in motion is easier to stay in motion. Start your journey to inspiration today by taking action – any action at all. As you move in action, I am pretty sure inspiration will come!

    Now, that’s Powerful!

    Want some inspiration? Attend a Powerful You! Women’s Network meeting and get inspired by our amazing members.www.powerfulyou.com

    Wishing you Inspiration! ~ xo, Sue

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    Million Dollar Ideas

    sue3You’ve probably had at least one million dollar idea in your lifetime, right? In fact, I imagine you might have even had ten or even a hundred of them. Some people will even attest that they saw their idea ‘in the flesh’ on a store shelf or for sale on the internet not too long after they had it… and they got no credit or made no money for the incredible idea they had. For instance, I remember telling my dad in the early 1980’s about an idea I had for an umbrella that not only opens, but also closes at the touch of a button. I knew people would buy it, because it was practical, useful and would provide ease. I remember trying to figure out the mechanics of this umbrella and saw myself owning the patent and selling millions and millions of them. About a year after I had this million dollar idea I saw the very product in a store and knew somebody somewhere was making a bundle. So, if we’re all having all these great million dollar ideas, where are all the millionaires?

    Ideas are a Dime a Dozen

    It’s true… an idea in and of itself is not worth anything. It’s what comes after the idea that makes all the difference.  An idea without action is simply a dream.  It is out there in the ethers and it is ripe for the taking. In fact, I am not sure there are any truly unique, one-of-a-kind ideas anyway. I believe that all information, all thoughts and all visions are in the universal consciousness and it is our desire and free and open thinking that brings the ‘idea’ into our minds. But it takes more than the thought and the desire to manifest an idea.

    Actions Bring Ideas to Life

    So, if you think you have a million dollar idea and you want the million dollars to come along with it, you must take action. The first step is to develop a complete vision for your idea. Consider all aspects, do some research and imagine your idea being put into use in real world situations. See your idea made manifest and solving a problem that exists. You must then formulate in your mind the steps to bring it to life – create a business plan, do a drawing, make an outline or whatever is appropriate to put it in the works. Then, focus and take real action. If your vision and plan is strong enough, you’ll be drawn to people, situations and events to make it happen with ease and the excitement will continue to build. Keep your vision top of mind each day and allow yourself to go with the flow of what shows up in front of you.

    NOTE: Your million dollar idea may not be about money at all, and instead it is purely altruistic. The same principles apply, so work it Girl!

    Now, that’s Powerful!

    Want to meet some women who will support your million dollar idea? Attend a Powerful You! meeting and connect with our amazing members. www.powerfulyou.com

    Wishing You Ideas and Action!

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    Sue Urda is your Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-Winning and #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer, and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. Sue is a two-time honoree on INC Magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Having started 3 companies since 1989, Sue knows the challenges and joys businesses face, and she is committed to helping entrepreneurs and all women thrive, get connected, share their stories, and feel good. Sue loves assisting individuals in their own pursuit of success, purposeful-living and freedom, and her mission is to connect women to each other, their visions & themselves for true fulfillment.

     

    Sue Urda, Feel Good Guidess

    Powerful You! Women’s Network

    Powerful You! Publishing

    www.sueurda.com

    www.powerfulyou.com

     

    Using Your Brain for (a) Change

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    Using Brain Dominance insights for personal clarity, better communication and more business success

    Right brained, left brained or somewhere in the middle? What are you? And, also important what are your clients, your friends, your family and those you would like to have a better relationship with? Why do you relate to some people and just don’t “get” others? Why can’t you communicate with your teenager? How might you be more successful in your business?

    Knowing someone’s brain dominance gives you vital clues to who they are and how you might better communicate with them, relate to them and have a deeper relationship with them – personally or on a business level. Armed with this information just makes life easier.

    Insights, experiential exercises and spontaneous writing prompts will form a guide for the all the people already in your life and the ones you want to attract.

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    About Carol Walkner
    Carol Walkner has been a sales and marketing executive, writer and teacher for over 40 years. She is a trained and accomplished public speaker, workshop leader and group facilitator. As a right brained entrepreneur, Carol is a successful business owner, a Reiki practitioner and an expert at re-inventing herself.

    Her business articles have appeared regularly in trade journals since the 1980’s. She is an award winning poet and her poetry and stories have appeared in magazines, journals and online publications.

    Walkner has a journalism degree, a master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and is certified by Women Writing for a Change to conduct writing circles. For the past 10 years, she has been facilitating grief writing circles, write to heal circles for hospice nurses and legacy circles for our wise elders to record their stories for their families.

    Carol is one of the authors in Empowering Transformations for Women and Women Living Consciously.

    Walkner’s book, Getting There…From Here, came out in August 2015. Using the experiential exercises within the book, she leads workshops and private guidance sessions for individuals, entrepreneurs and business people seeking growth and transformation.

    She is a good friend, nature lover, deeply caring, seriously fun and trustworthy person to know. Right now she divides her time between the Jersey Shore and Long Beach California where she spends time with her grandchildren.

    CAROL’S CONTACT INFO:

    Website: www.carolwalkner.com
    Carolwalkner888@gmail.com
    MOBILE: 513-328-1038

    BONUS OFFER :

    Complimentary (better than FREE but use either word) 45 minute consultation – either Reiki or reinvention coaching session – worth $75. If I do a coaching session with someone I will also send them one of my books – worth $27.95.

    Reiki is energy balancing, each person is very different.

    Coaching would be for people in transition, perplexed about their life’s direction to give them clarity, and vision to create the life they desire. I have action oriented, creative strategies to help people take their business to the next level. Always asking what else is possible!
    Carolwalkner888@gmail.com