I often say that we have a relationship with everything in our lives, including money. We can determine if we will have a “For better or Worse” relationship with money. This largely depends on the unconscious promises we have made to ourselves and the universe about our ability to create our abundance.
"When I look into the Future it is so bright it burns my eyes!"
Do you believe that we have thousands of potential future selves? In this given moment, you can determine whether you will have a horrible future, a good future or an amazing future and these future selves can manifest in so many ways.
Here we are nearing the end of the summer. It is getting darker earlier in the day again and there is a bit of a chill in the air. The sure sign of Fall is when the kids return to school. Soon, we will be putting our summer clothes away and bringing back our Fall/Winter attire. I find this both sad and exciting.
I am sad that we only have so many warm, outdoor days ahead and I will soon be putting away my summer dresses and sandals for jackets and boots. I am also excited to rediscover what I have stored away in my Winter bin. And, to add to my wardrobe with some new Fall items!
I recently returned from holidays. And, as some of you may know from one of my previous entries, I spoke of remaining mindful of this pleasant event and being unmindful of worry/planning thoughts about my business while I was off.
Well, things were going along swimmingly. Until, I returned from out of town to find that a social media platform where I have a business page had charged me near $ 900.00 for a game app that I had never downloaded or played. I did reach out the the social media platform twice to find out how this happened and have yet to receive an explanation.
I, like you and and many of my clients find that relaxing can be a challenge. A number of my clients tell me that even when they are not working, their minds are not shutting off from work. They are so preoccupied with their list of work “to dos” they are unmindful of their present moment.
Many of the solopreneurs I coach are pre-occupied with worry and catastrophe thoughts like:
“If I take that time off, I will miss out on that sale or that client and then I won’t be able to pay my bills, pay off my debt etc…”
“Today, I am committing to my physical well-being”
This mantra is my “go to” these days. Largely, because this last year has been challenging when it comes to my health. I am a huge advocate of life balance and harmony, so tending to my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is of utmost importance to me.
Unfortunately, the reason I am a huge advocate of life balance and harmony is because I tend to get out of balance. This last year, my body has been doing a lot of talking. It has been speaking to me with the recurrent colds/flus I had over the winter, and back, hip and knee pain.
Most likely, you have been invited to one or more weddings this summer. With the warmer weather, wedding ceremonies and receptions are often held outside. It can get a little confusing about what is appropriate to wear given the type of wedding. Keep these tips top of mind to help you make more confident choices:
1. Always pay attention to the dress code on the invitation; Is it cocktail, formal black tie, beach, casual?
I love music. I especially love Blues. I have gone to many live music shows. I attended the Blues Fest, every year, for a number of years, everyday, right here in Ottawa, Canada. I recently came across this video of Sister Rosetta Thorpe playing a mean guitar and belting out an amazing Blues tune called “ Didn’t it Rain ” at an outdoor concert in Manchester, England in 1964. I couldn’t help but bop around listening to it.
A TV producer by the name of Jonny Hamp was in attendance of this outdoor event and he reported that there was a downpour of rain that literally dampened the show, but then Sister Rosetta came out and sang this song “Didn’t it Rain”. He stated “the downpour would have led to the worst memory of the show had it not led to the best.” You’ve got to check her out here !
I was recently speaking with a client who had a vision for her business. While she spoke she listed all the reasons why her potential clients would be “turned off” by what she wanted to offer. I noticed her lack words and then responded “Perhaps, you are trying to appeal to those people who are not your ideal or perfect client”. She was struck by my response and when she left our conversation she stated that I had struck a cord with her and she now had a new way of looking at the situation that she was excited about.
I have written a lot about relationships and attracting and creating soul love. Believe it or not, attracting your ideal client is a similar process to attracting your soulmate, a dear friend or a business partner.
It is important to keep these 3 key messages in mind:
Spring is turning into summer and with the warm weather many of us have planted our gardens. We look forward to seeing the fruits of our labour; seeing the flowers in full bloom and picking vegetables from our gardens. Many of us spend our precious weekend time weeding our gardens to get the best results. But, when was the last time you weeded your wardrobe?
Many of us have many outfits in our closet that we don’t wear. People tend to wear only about 20% of their wardrobes. So, our closets are filled with items that are taking up space that could be used more effectively. We want to ensure that 60% of our closest space consists of clothing we wear regularly on a day to day basis, 20% is what we wear on weekends or for leisure and the other 20% is what we wear occasionally, like evenings out for example.
At least twice per year, I do a spring/summer and fall/winter switch over of my wardrobe. I use this as a time to do a wardrobe decluttering as well. Going through our closets each season and having a well organized “working wardrobe” has some very practical benefits and contributes to our emotional and mental well-being.