Listening.

When I went through coach training, we had an entire class on listening. Being present and truly listening can be a huge gift to someone else. And, a massive learning experience for you.

My clients often say, “wow! You just summed up allll that has been rattling around in my brain so quickly and easily. Say it again so I can write it down, please.”

Next time you’re having a conversation, consider:
✨ Listening without the intent to respond. Too often we pre-plan our response which leads to miscommunication because we stopped fully listening to have our say.
✨ Stop what you’re doing (ie put the phone down) and make eye contact. Be present in your conversations. Remember how we used to be that way?
✨ listen to what the other person is actually saying (not what YOU would say). Don’t put your story on them. Actually listen to what they’re expressing.

Try it out this week and see what a difference it starts to make in your communication!
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I had a moment today. Not a good moment.

Today was one of those days where my underlying current has just felt “less than.”

There is no particular reason why. Honestly, I suspect it’s because I didn’t have any big wins today so far. It’s Ben a slow day.

So my mind slowly chips away at my self worth. I start to question all that I’m doing. Why I’m doing it. Where I’m going.

Ever had one of those days?

I have a blog to write, projects to work on, and clients to respond to. But I know my energy isn’t behind them.

No one benefits when my heart isn’t in the task I’m doing. So what am I going to do instead of what’s on my to-do list?
💕 Remind myself of all that IS going right
💕 Go for a walk
💕 Have a planning session with a biz bestie (bc no good happens in my brain alone when I’m like this)
💕 Trust that these tasks will come together at the perfect time once my head clears
💕 Snuggle my cat

How are YOU feeling today? Let’s get real.
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Ideas are my jam.

I am not an overnight success story. Just listen to @queenbaegoals and her latest podcast if you want proof of that!

I made A LOT of mistakes in the beginning of my business. I took the long journey.

Here is what marketing looked like when I got my start. I’ll date myself a bit here:
▪ Social media (except MySpace) wasn’t a thing.
▪ Websites were hot on the scene and very few people had them.
▪ Online courses, virtual sessions, and webinars weren’t an option.
▪ We hung flyers in coffee shops to market ourselves.
▪ I made genuine connections with local business owners.

So, as you can imagine, when it comes to the business/marketing game, I’ve witnessed a lot of growth, expansion and pivoting over the years!

Thankfully, I work really well under pressure. If something isn’t working, a new idea will pop into my head to make the situation better. It’s served me and my clients super well over the years.

So, here are 3 questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling stuck and in need of a good idea to gain momentum today:

1. What part of the process are you stuck on?
(because you aren’t stuck in the WHOLE process even though it feels like it … remind yourself of that)

2. To create forward momentum, how can you create more of a connection with your ideal clients?
(try to shift from thinking about it as sales or marketing … you’re just connecting)

3. Who can you talk to?
(sometimes you need to circle back on your list of interested prospects. Sometimes you just need to talk out what is going on to get unstuck.)

No matter what, just know that you’re on your way already. Sometimes the way just needs a little tweaking 😉
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Trying to capture everyone out of the gate will slow you down.

Your message will get lost and you will be frustrated with your lack of steady clients.

Your goal here is to start small, test the market and then expand.

Getting specific upfront on the group of people you want to help will create a LOT more clients for you early on.

Expanding slowly into new markets will be easier with a much clearer focus as you move forward.

Contrary to what everyone thinks ... this doesn’t box you in ... it actually opens up limitless possibilities.

Want to know how? Join the Collective to gain access to my exclusive online course where I layout how to get started. Then get ongoing support to keep the momentum going!
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Today was a good day.

#mountainmamas #chasingwaterfalls #workhardplayhard
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Leaning Into Life Purpose. How do you take the pressure off of finding your life purpose? ...

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Leaning Into Life Purpose: @deemontie and I go live at 3p today (mark your calendars) to chat about signs, self doubt, leaning into your intuition, and how to make a change.

Dee and I always have the best conversations and I expect this afternoon to be no different! We’ll take questions live. If you can’t make it, DM me with your question! 💕💕💕
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During this podcast interview, @queenbaegoals asked me about my favorite quote. My immediate response was Marianne Williamson’s quote. If you’ve never seen it, get comfy and treat yourself.

@queenbaegoals and I had an in depth conversation about the necessity of intentionality as you move through life. That delicate balance of dreaming and strategy. Have a listen! Link is in my bio.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love
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“Just knowing that space is there, knowing you’re there, and the group is there is so comforting. Your prompts and questions are so helpful.” - message today from one of our members 🥰😍🥰

The Collective is for driven, multi-passionate entrepreneurs ready to clarify their offerings, set a marketing strategy that feels natural, and gain momentum in their business.

You know it can be easier and you want to show up, be you, share what you know and teach what you love. In a way that feels like YOU ... not some boxed robotic approach.

WHAT YOU GET ...

✨ Group Coaching
Monthly coaching support to help you process ideas, blocks, and moments of up-leveling (aye!). Plus, you will connect and learn from the journey of other business owners as you grow.


✨ Master Class Training
Guest experts will teach you business acceleration methods every other month.

✨ Implementation Workshops
In months when we don’t have guest experts, we will be implementing! Every other month, we will have an implementation workshop to get done the things you know you need to do but you’re scared to do, procrastinating on (I know that netflix show is way more interesting), or just plain don’t feel like doing.


✨ Course Access
Gain access to my exclusive 6-Step Online Business strategy to learn how to clarify your messaging, map out your offerings, create a marketing plan that feels like you – and get the support you need to actually get it done (hello accountability and bye-bye to uncompleted course material sitting on your desktop)!


✨ Private Support
You can choose the level of private 1:1 dedicated coaching support that you feel you need to maximize your growth.

Curious to learn more? DM me to set a no pressure call (yes, seriously) or click the link in my bio!

Can’t wait to meet you.
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Which way should you go?

What should you do with your life?

I hear from almost every client that so far, they’ve let life kind of “happen” to them without really thinking about whether the next step that was showing up was right for them.

Don’t let life dictate when it’s time to leave a job or a relationship. Don’t let life dictate where you live. Don’t let life dictate your satisfaction. That’s not living. That’s merely existing. You are worth more than that.

Start with the little things that make you happy.
👉🏼 Walking every day.
👉🏼 Having a cozy environment to come home to.
👉🏼 Buying yourself flowers or dessert.
👉🏼 Cooking a healthy meal.
👉🏼 Laughing with friends.

Honor every moment that brings happiness in your life.

Work up to the big things.

Do you listen to life’s nudges when you’re seeking a new direction? Or do you ignore the signs? Do you even know to look for signs? To trust even “missteps” as gifts.

If you’re curious to learn how to step into the flow of your life’s purpose, to trust your instincts, to ask for nudges, and to take control of your choices ... join @deemontie and I on June 3rd at 3p EST on my Instagram live.

Yes, we’ll be taking YOUR questions live.
Yes, we’ll be sharing specific guidance.

See you there!

📸 @elizabethaimages
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Think about it.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, the people around you are also happy. For you. With you.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, you strive to be more and to do more. You are motivated.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, you create progress. You dream.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, you infect others with that drive and that joy.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, you aren’t comparing or trying to measure up.

🥰 When you are at your happiest, you aren’t worried about the little stuff that isn’t going right.

It is so freeing when you remember that you have a choice in how you run your life. In how you choose to spend your precious time and energy.

Point is…I am a moving, living, changing being. So are you. Allow yourself room to change, room to grow, room to learn.

Stuck on your life purpose? Join @deemontie and I live on my IG page June 3rd at 3p EST. We’ll be talking about what it takes to lean into your life purpose. Get a dose of intuition and a dose of action - we’ll be taking questions live! 🥰

Save this post and add it to your calendar!
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Dream bigger.

I love to tell this story.

I used to rock climb. A lot. I was nailing my technique and getting stronger and learning so much every session.

One particular session, I was pushing my limits on a new route indoors.

I’m pretty short at just under 5.5ft. Most of my climbing partners were taller than me.

So, this particular day, I was launching for a hold that was out of my reach. Over and over again. And falling short every time. While my partners were nailing it easily.

Climbing always mimicked what was going on in my actual life. At that time I was launching programs over and over again and falling short every time in my business. And comparing myself hard to everyone else.

🤬I was frustrated. Defeated. Exhausted. Anxious. And, I kind of wanted to give up.

That’s when my partner said, “hey … try pretending that hold is 6 inches higher.”

😳I looked at them like they were crazy. I can’t even get THAT. How will I get it if I pretend it’s HIGHER?

But I tried.

😲And, I landed that hold the next try.

So, the next time you’re falling short, feeling frustrated, and wanting to give up … Or, the next time you’re starting something new … even though it feels counter intuitive … DREAM BIGGER.

Set a bigger goal and you’ll reach the space you’re meant to be in. Your brain needs to be challenged. Your goals need to be exciting. Your wins will be even sweeter.

✨ Dream bigger, my friend. Reach higher. ✨
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When @kammiekdotcom invited me to be on her podcast as a guest, I was all in.

Not only have I known Kammie for YEARS (we became fast friends when we went through coaching school together back in 2006), she’s also super intelligent, creative, and funny. Her business has been brewing within for a long time. She’s used her talents in all kinds of creative ways in higher education and marketing.

And, now, she’s having super awesome conversations on her podcast about how get your biggest project out into the world while being true to yourself, maintaining balance, and tuning into your inner knowing.

We had a deep conversation about:
👏🏼 what it means to live your life BY DESIGN instead of just letting it happen to you
👏🏼 how action and intention are necessary to create MOMENTUM
👏🏼 my personal (newly discovered) mental super power
👏🏼 how things aren’t always as they seem
👏🏼 various ways all of our weird and wonderful individual brains work

Click play on Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio or wherever you listen to your podcasts! Link in the comments. 😍
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How do we create Inner Space?. Watch this convo with @kammiekdotcom to explore:
👉🏼how to create more inner space (can’t we ALL use that??)
👉🏼our recent podcast conversation about how to create a design for your life and career (spoiler: we talk a lot about alignment and momentum and how all of our weird brains work)
👉🏼 giving birth to your next creative project
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When you look up in the shower and realize your products are mirroring your biggest affirmations at the moment 🥰😍🤣 ...

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Know the fastest way to grow your business?

HAVE FUN with it!!!

Right now, think up 3 things you would LOVE to do with your clients.

💥 What experience would you like them to have?
💥 What would you gift them with?
💥 What activity would you do with them?

Incorporate that into your offerings. All these business models are so stuffy sometimes, right?

I'd like to see some FUN infused in them!

Not only will it make your services exciting for your clients but it will keep YOU engaged as well!

Business isn't always easy but it CAN be fun!

What do you say? If you're open to it, share your idea of playtime in the comments!
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You have the power to change everything.

It may not always feel like it. But you are a powerful force in this world. In your own world.

I’ve been reading @tosha_silver lately and her books are speaking right to my heart.

I highly recommend her teachings if you are feeling the need for a mindset shift lately!

📸 @elizabethaimages
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Hug a small business owner today!

Every small business owner wishes they had more clients (like yesterday) when they start out. Or reinvent themselves.

If you know a small business owner please don’t take for granted what is happening internally when they are sharing their newest offering. Consider if you know anyone that might be a good fit. I promise a ton of heart and soul went into the planning of that seemingly simple offer, that relaxed conversational share, and their seeming success.

Being a small business owner is vulnerable, at times exhausting, and an often very thankless job.

Being a small business owner means following your heart, fulfilling a need, and serving.

Gaining clients can feel like a long road until you find your groove and build momentum. This is just a small sampling of what marketing a small business entails.

One step at a time my business friends! Your ideal clients are already selected and are making their way to you. Just be on the lookout and keep doing your part! 💕

Tip of the hat to all you amazing small business owners out there!!!
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