I love to hear the inspiring powerful presence you have. Keep up the amazing work, women need you!
~ Lisa Nichols
It was a breath of fresh air. I began to realize that the freedom I felt/experienced on the coaching call was something I was created to enjoy and able to have in my life on a daily basis.
~ Chantel C.
Vasavi has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself toward my intended outcomes.
~ Melissa R.
i used to have some S&M qualities.
may still actually.(Not in a whips and chains kind of way)
more in a self judgment, lack of compassion, and drive to succeed 24/7 kind of way.
let me tell ya right now. there is nothing pleasurable about running on 4 hours of sleep, drinking 5 cups of coffee and
basically feeling like my poor heart is going to jump out of my chest.
I have some good news though.
what i now know to be true is
if you just listen and do what feels good
life doesnt suck anymore.
so what feels good?
hitting the snooze button. 5 or 6 times.
hanging out in pajamas.until 9’oclock at night.
moving slowly throughout the day.
answering your emails/phone calls whenever you feel like it. (Sorry Tim Ferriss)
Saying, “I’m going to let you go now” to the person on the other end of the phone is draining you of your precious time and energy.
reading 4 books at a time. and possibly not finishing any of them this year.
doing the opposite of what your tight schedule says.
pursuing your wild and outrageous dreams. (ignore the naysayers)
making money. a lot of it.
stopping everything and rolling around in the grass. (I just did this yesterday..AH-MAZING)
sleeping in the middle of the afternoon.
saying YES! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
being super pumped and super psyched about your dreams, goals, and accomplishments.
do what makes you feel good and your life will be
what you have been looking for is you.
you are the happiness that you have been wanting to feel.
you are the forgiveness that you have been waiting for.
you are the love that you seem to think is out “there.”
you are the creativity that somehow got lost in 4th grade.
you are the magic that has you running tricks on yourself.
you are the approval that you yearn for from your parents, your spouse, your colleagues, your clients, your friends, anyone and everyone that will give you a compliment.
you are the peace that drives you to control and manage everything and everyone around you.
you are the answer to the never-ending question.
you are the gift that you have been searching for.
it’s all you my friend.
When you think of success, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? A job promotion? Finally being able to purchase that much sought-after house on the hill? Adding another zero onto the end of your salary?
While we tend to classify all of these things as indicative mile-markers, it’s important to keep in mind that these achievements will not be vital at the end of our lives. As Darren Hardy of SUCCESS magazine explained in this month’s issue, success itself is not fulfilling unless it is accompanied by significance. When are lives show evidence of both success and significance, we will, in some way, have had a positive impact on others.
Hardy writes that successful people are those who excel in five areas of life: business, overall well-being, personal relationships, wealth, and contribution. He defines this as “whole-life success” because those who achieve it also attain lives of significance. When we reach the point in our lives when these five aspects are in harmony, genuine satisfaction will be ours.
To take a holistic approach to living successfully and significantly, step back and consider whether or not you are consistently satisfied with all aspects of your life. Are you filled up? Is your tank full? Or do you constantly find yourself discontent in some way and wanting more?
If you find yourself stuck and feeling like a rat caught running on a wheel, consider this the perfect opportunity to begin making meaningful changes in your life. To begin, take baby steps. Consider hiring a life coach to serve as an endless source of support throughout this important process. Next, identify the ways that you are successful right now in your own life and use these as building blocks. Then embrace these areas and find ways to translate this success into the parts of your life that you feel are lacking. While doing so, keep the end goal in mind—an all-around successful, significant life that you can look back on and be truly content with.
Disclaimer: This post is not meant to support or promote the use of marijuana.
When you think of a leader, who comes to mind? Maybe Martin Luther King Jr. or Abraham Lincoln. Or perhaps you think of a modern day standout like Oprah.
While all of these people made considerable contributions to our world, there are countless others that are often overlooked.
For instance, to me, Snoop Dogg is the epitome of a genuine leader. If you’re a bit shocked, don’t be—there’s a thing or two that can be learned from this notorious rapper.
While at his concert last month, I was blown away by the manner that Snoop carried himself. As the lights above him on stage were malfunctioning, Snoop maintained his composure along with his cool demeanor. The entertainer conducted himself with such grace as the team worked to resolve the lighting issue, and then went on to deliver an unforgettable performance—completely unphased by the lighting mishap.
Thanks to Snoop, it was at this time that I realized that grace and power truly can coexist. The ability to possess both of these qualities in a balanced way is what gives a true leader his or her edge. The capability to be humbly strong is a trait that not many possess—yet it is not out of reach.
Further, Snoop showed me that when an individual owns his or her actions, that person’s being is beyond powerful. At the end of the show, Snoop Dogg shouted to the audience, “Peace, love, and smoke weed every day.” While I am not promoting marijuana usage, Snoop’s words stuck out to me as the crowd roared because he displayed how he proudly owns all aspects of his life. There is something to be said for a person who is responsible for his actions in their entirety, and maintains a “take it or leave it” mentality. I’ve found that people tend to develop a remarkable respect for such a person.
With all this in mind, take a second to stop and think. Apply Snoop Dogg’s ways to your own life. What areas of YOUR life are you failing to own? Maybe you struggle with admitting your mistakes, are reluctant to take on new challenges, or have trouble embracing your past. Whatever obstacles you face, you can learn to overcome them if you make the conscious choice to do so. Hiring a life coach can help you take the first step in truly embracing all of the many parts of you.
So do not wait. The time is now. Accepting responsibility for all of the facets of your life leads to authentic ownership, and authentic ownership makes you both a stronger leader and a stronger person in the end.