At the core of each of us is a tender and unique heart.
If you are a gentle, big-hearted person and feel stuck in your life, uncertain about how to get to what you long for, or feeling as if you don’t quite fit in, you are in the right place.
You may be at a transition point in your life.
You may be someone who has been asking why-am-I-here and what’s-the-meaning-of-life questions since you can remember.
You may have a sense that there’s some mystery going on that’s bigger than you, something not easily explained.
You may call it spiritual to yourself, if not to others.
Or you may be practical and down-to-earth and you know that there’s something missing or not quite right in your life.
You get in your own way, and don’t know how to do it differently.
Or maybe trying to fit in has left you empty, unhappy or sad.
Or perhaps you are generally uncomfortable and you don’t know why.
We get out of touch with ourselves easily in a busy world. Or we keep ourselves busy and lose touch with ourselves.
Being your version of yourself is the key to your joy and fulfillment.
Finding who you are under the rubble of conditioning is your key job.
Making conscious what is not now conscious is your key to freedom and a good, joyful life.
Your differences and uniqueness are your uncommon advantage.
But you may have been listening to others for a long time and feel lost or constrained.
Imagine living a life that jazzes you SO much, you can hardly wait to get up every morning and begin again.
It may be an energetic, rah-rah kind of excitement for you.
And for others, it’s a quiet bubbling.
In both cases, the key is to be in touch with a gut sense that you know what’s absolutely right for you.
You can live from a deeper inner wisdom, with quiet and gentle power.
And with the gift of imagination.
When you apply and integrate your soul’s inner wisdom to life, your life becomes a place of endless possibility and creativity.
You become grounded in both the inner world and the outer world.
That’s when you can stop looking for approval, love, appreciation and answers out there.
You live coming from wisdom rather than personality and ego.
Therein lies freedom.
Soul/ Essence/Heart – pick your word – lives in every day life.
The soul is like the acorn seed.
The acorn becomes the oak, not the tulip.
The acorn isn’t confused. It becomes the oak tree BOLDLY.
It is unstoppable.
How clear are you?
How is your soul reflected in your life?
Are you living with courage and honesty?
Are you playing as big and boldly as you can, hiding nothing?
Will you leave a legacy? And have no regrets?
You deserve to live completely inspired and unstoppable.
I want that for you.
We humans are hard on ourselves and harsh with self-judgment.
Though screaming or chastising ourselves for our deficits with our inside voices may be a habit, its impact on us is the same as shouting at ourselves out loud. It’s traumatizing.
You wouldn’t like to hear someone treating your children, best friend or animals that way.
Cultivating gentleness in thought and behaviour is completely possible.
You can choose this.
Day by day, in our imperfect human way, we can become what we intend for ourselves and lead from a heart of peace.
Our world needs that from us.
What kind of a life and world would it be if we approached ourselves and each other with tenderness, compassion and gentleness?
There is a natural inner guidance that you can trust any time.
Your soul is the essence, uniqueness, that one and only seed that is your blossom, your flower, your creation – in a human body.
We are each like no other.
This essential self I call soul and you can call heart or anything else.
Soul evokes a sense of depth, magic, sacredness and Mystery in me.
A reminder that I am more than my personality.
I include it here to attract those who resonate with it.
But you don’t have to add all of those layers that soul signifies for me.
It’s completely unnecessary for the sake of our work together.
Rediscovering your own inner compass – your own heartbeat – will bring you back home.
If there is any aspect of your life where you are not being truly you, then you may be feeling a lack of joy and happiness and even physical discomfort.
If you are not finding the magic – your magic – in daily living, connecting with your true self is the key.
There is no reason to remain downhearted about any area of your life.
When you connect with your soul – the essence and heart of who you are – it becomes your best friend, guide and lifelong resource of practical wisdom.
In fact, you have an Inner Band of Merry Advocates ready to support you at any time.
When you navigate from the soul, what’s right for you becomes obvious and you begin to lead a creative, impactful, resonant life that is more closely and authentically you.
Make A Difference
Connecting to what is most important to us wholeheartedly, openly and authentically and making a meaningful contribution are deep human desires. It’s normal.
Imagine being aligned with your values, in integrity with your soul’s essence and comfortable expressing who you are freely and easily.
Imagine being able to depend on yourself and live with gentle power and wise courage.
And imagine knowing your deep worthiness and connecting easily with others.
This is part of the human journey of individuation, wholeness and choice.
Lead – As Big Or As Small As You Want
As loud or as quiet.
But leading is not an option. Whether you know you are doing it or not – you are.
And you have an impact. For better or worse, you have an impact on your world.
You get to make it conscious and intentional – or not.
You get to take charge of leading from your deepest human values.
You get to take responsibility for your impact.
You get to let go of shame and helplessness, feeling trapped in victim or martyr roles, believing thoughts that you are less-than, unworthy, a fraud or not-enough.
Or any disempowering lies.
Be Yourself. If Not Now, When?
Leading can make an impact on the big world stage or on your own world stage.
You decide what’s right for you.
You don’t have to do anything like someone else.
You don’t have to be someone else.
You don’t have to listen to them.
It is possible to feel easy in your skin as you lead yourself through your work and daily life.
It is possible to be grounded in your own authority, in personal power and in wisdom. The result? Confidence.
It is possible to wake gently in the morning and look forward to the day, knowing that any challenge will be met with your innate resourcefulness, be easy to manage and that you will create something from whatever comes your way.
It is possible to trust yourself.
Imagine being as big-hearted and generous in the workplace as you are in your private life.
Imagine saying what you mean – yes or no – and not second-guessing yourself.
Imagine what it would be like to access creative ideas easily and to know exactly what to do to keep yourself from being drained by people, projects or tasks.
Or how to change the mood and energy in any meeting or gathering and within yourself.
Imagine bringing your whole messy, lovable humanity to work and life, standing for what you care about.
You don’t need a formal title from an organization or permission from anyone to be a leader.
And best of all, you can be a leader and be magical, whimsical, fun and most of all – joyful.
Can you imagine what our lives and workplaces would be like if people felt light-hearted, alive and inspired much of the time?
Some of us learned to be buttoned-up, serious, stiff and glum.
We called that professional.
Do leaders need to walk around with furrowed brows to do the right thing and be the change?
What kind of life is that?
I can tell you with absolute certainty that creative leadership FEELS and IS playful, fun and above all – energizing.
Creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand.
Do you want to make a difference in your life, your work, the world? Be the little or big change?
You can connect with your most natural and compelling self and find your magic juju and talent.
You can be a responsible adult and smile.
Be Unique & Different – It IS Your Uncommon Advantage
Would it surprise you to know that being even more yourself is the secret to your sense of confidence and well-being?
Imagine being okay with your differences.
At times, you may feel like you don’t fit in.
Maybe that’s true at work, at social functions or family gatherings.
Yet, in spite of these feelings, your colleagues, family and friends deeply appreciate you and your valuable contributions.
By turning up the volume on who you are rather than playing small or being like others, you can create more dynamism and opportunity than you know.
Organizations, institutions and the world are not looking for more of the same.
They are looking for something unique.
Your value doesn’t come from putting a lid on who you are.
It’s about discovering more of you and daring to put it out there.
As so many of us have, if you’ve spent your whole life listening to a lot of shoulds, you may be out of touch with what’s really you.
I get that.
Happiness is multidimensional and begins with understanding yourself deeply and taking action steps to shine, not hide.
Instead of reading one more book, listening to one more speaker, joining one more group, you turn to yourself to find your own authentic way to a life you love.
Then, to paraphrase Einstein, since you can’t solve a problem at the level of the problem, by adding imagination and creative play to your life, you’ll watch magic and ease begin to emerge.
Live YOU – Full Permission, No Apology
This becomes your reality:
- You are clear about your BIG JAZZY WHY in this moment – who you are and what you stand for
- You bring your true self to work and to all of life and get great results because of it
- You do meaningful work that you love
- You are closely connected to your inner wisdom
- You use your mind and thinking in ways that support you
- You make decisions with confidence
- You enjoy the health required for being your best self
- You have loving relationships
- You have more time and money to do what matters most
- You create your own unique path
- Your distinctive expression of leadership in the world has you stoked
- You have a plan of action that serves your style
- You connect, align and collaborate with others simply and fruitfully
- You surround yourself with people who are your advocates and champions
Living From Your Soul Puts An End To This
- Playing smaller than you are
- Being afraid and lacking the courage to make decisions
- Being one way at work and another in your private life
- Trying to fit in
- Spending years discovering your unique preferences, qualities, strengths, talents, values – and not shining
- Tolerating what doesn’t work anymore
- Looking outside yourself for answers
- Years of useless confusion and suffering
- Living a mediocre life that doesn’t excite you
- Living a life you don’t love
- Putting up with a less-than happy or joyful existence
- Being constantly overwhelmed by chasing things
- Adhering to conditioning and rules that no longer serve you
The Transformation You Can Expect
- You wake up excited to be alive
- You have a clear, simpler, focused life
- You have courage backed by inner wisdom, intuition and discernment
- Your imagination and creativity flow freely
- Magic and the sacred are obvious in everyday moments
- You bring your inner playful, light-hearted, lighter self to living
- Right decisions feel easy
- You trust yourself and you are a fierce stand for yourself
Welcome to a life where you can be yourself in the world & where your best friend is within.
You can transform your life and your work and make life sing. Freedom lies ahead.
As the owner of your life, if you are ready to step powerfully into making it into one you love, let’s find out how that might be possible.