Leader or Lurker?

How are ya?

So I want to take a quick moment to talk to you about FAITH.

Faith is something I’ve had to develop BIG-TIME as I do my big work in the world. It is NOT easy to step out and shine your light. You’ll be faced with criticism, confusion, and things not working the way you think they will.

The path of being a LEADER (instead of a LURKER always watching, but not taking any action) is profound and filled with highs and lows.

Know this: you’re going to need to step into LEADERSHIP and strengthen your faith muscles if you want to help more people, earn more money, and fulfill your mission on this planet.

One of the most profound lessons on FAITH for me was creating my first-ever live event in my biz back in 2010.

I created the event after it came to me in a dream when I made a MAJOR move out of New York City to the magical mountains of Western Massachusetts while pregnant with my second son Luke.

In my bones, I just knew that women needed to experience a RETREAT of their own, away from the noise, distractions and obligations of everyday business and life.

So I made it happen. I’ll never forget pulling all the pieces together while I was getting settled in my new community with my family in between visits to my midwife. And I’ll definitely never forget writing marketing copy with one hand while holding Luke with another while he nursed.

And no doubt, I won’t ever forget spending the night away from Luke for the first time to lead the Retreat for Goddesses (what my first live event was called) back in 2011 when he was 4 months old.

It’s what I was called to do and I listened to that Inner Voice that said, GO FOR IT, Jenny.

Since then, my live events have changed hundreds of women’s lives.

And it’s no surprise.

Because magic happens at events.

When you commit to getting out from behind your computer, out of your house, and OUT in this big, wide world, the Universe takes note and starts rearranging things for your highest good.

It’s absolutely phenomenal.

I’m being called to step up in an even BIGGER way … and serve gutsy leaders from around the WORLD for their transformation as they turn their GIFTS into GOLD.

That’s why I birthed ALCHEMY Live last year while I was pregnant with my 3rd child Kate (you see a theme here? I birth events when I’m making babies – lol!).

I’m PSYCHED to bring it back again for another spin.

Have you checked it out yet?

http://TheAlchemyEvent.com

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25% of our seats are GONE. I would LOVE for you to claim yours.

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

Awesome gals you are going to LOVE from AROUND THE WORLD will be meeting in Massachusetts this October amidst changing leaves and crisp fall mountain air …

Already, we’ve got representation from:

Massachusetts

Ohio

British Columbia, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Alabama

New York

Alberta, Canada

Pennsylvania

Connecticut

New Hampshire

Can we add your STATE / COUNTRY to the LIST?

Here’s the deal. Life is all about choices, and there is a choice now I’d like you to make.

The choice has less to do with where you are NOW, and everything to do with what you DESIRE: how much of an impact you want to make, how much fun you want to have, your motivation to take action AND not try to figure this out by yourself.

Come hang out with me and fellow gutsy, do-whatever-it-takes leaders for 3 days of magic to rise to YOUR next level.

Say YES to your GIFT and the TRIBE you are HERE to help.

Reminder: fast-action tickets are only available until THIS Tuesday, June 30.

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

NO MATTER WHAT: Be a leader, not a lurker.

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P.S. If you have questions not answered on our website, just reply to this email and we’ll get back to you pronto.

P.P.S. We added a few NEW HOT BONUSES you’re going to want to check out. Most are time-sensitive. Don’t snooze and lose!

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The Magic of “Me” Time

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Busy much? If you’re like most women, you are running faster and faster just to keep up with the demands of modern living.  How often have you reached the end of the day and not known where the hours have gone?  You blink and poof, the day is done … but you still have lots on your plate and you’re simply exhausted.

The technology that was supposed to make our lives easier, has too often made us tethered to our computers, phones, work and responsibilities.  Many of us have forgotten how to just “be.”

What’s a girl to do?

Good question.

CALL-TO-ACTION ALERT: Right here, right now, I invite you to take a much-needed break from your life. Step away from the to-do list.  I know you’re a busy gal so I promise that our time together will be well spent.  What are we focusing on?  Making time for the most important person in your life: Y-O-U.

“Me,” you may be asking?  Yes, you.

You see, in my work with women, I find that many are suffering from a martyr mentality: the idea that they have to put everyone else’s needs before their own.  Many fall into the trap of trying to be “perfect.” A huge majority are plagued by the g-word: GUILT.

Does this sound familiar?  You’re not alone if you said yes.  You’re also not alone if you’re not as happy as you think you ought to be.

WOMEN & HAPPINESS

With all the strides women have made through the years, you’d think we’d be happier than we were in the past.  Surprisingly, this is not the case.  In fact, a very significant study called the General Social Survey found some startling statistics related to women’s happiness.  The study revealed two pieces of disheartening news:

  • Women are less happy than they were 40 years ago, compared with men
  • As women get older, they get sadder

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like those findings.  We have a women’s crisis on our hands … and it’s going to take us banding together to right the ship that has gone off course.

Where do we start?  Look in the mirror. It’s time to reignite the relationship you have with yourSELF.

Ready, set, go …

CONNECT: Be still and identify what fills you up as a woman.  Do you love jazz music, modern art, foreign films, marathons, hot baths, knitting, photography, writing?  What makes you come alive?

RELEASE GUILT: Let it go.  Feeling guilty about nurturing yourself is a waste of precious energy.  In fact, guilt and worry are two emotions that will get you nowhere … FAST.

DATE NIGHT: Make a date with yourself to do something you love.  Schedule it in your calendar.  Rest assured, the world will not stop just because you’ve taken a break.

If you find you are consistently overcommitted, exhausted and simply don’t have time for YOU, the next tip will change your life …

LET PEOPLE DOWN (with grace): Disappointing people is one of the most challenging, yet most important, components to living a powerful life. How many times have you agreed to something you did NOT want to do because you were too afraid to say no?  Practice saying “no, thanks” (do it now!).  It gets easier with time.  If it’s challenging to say that 2-letter word, buy time with the magical phrase: “Let me think about it and get back to you.”

FOCUS FOR THE WEEK

  • Get out your calendar and schedule a date with yourself.
  • Choose an activity that you absolutely love.  Get excited about pursuing your passion.  Stumped?  Think back to when you were a kid.  What made you come alive?  Give yourself permission to explore this side of yourself that has been dormant for a while.  You never know what you’ll discover.
  • Clear your life of commitments that don’t fulfill you.  Perhaps you said yes to things that you weren’t so sure about … and now you know you don’t enjoy.  Make a phone call, send an email, call a meeting and bow out.  You’ll be amazed at how your life opens up and your happiness increases when you use your voice to create your ideal existence.

For more tips on embracing your peaceful power, I invite you to  subscribe to my newsletter.  When you do, you’ll receive a free guide: 7 Simple Ways to Embrace Your Power … NOW.  Readers have shared with me the amazing ways they have enhanced their lives by implementing these simple, yet profound, steps.  Get ready for your evolution!

If you’re looking for a FANTASTIC book on making the practice of extreme self-care a new standard of living, I HIGHLY recommend Cheryl Richardson’s book “The Art of Extreme Self-Care.” I’ve given the book to many clients because I believe in it so much.

Would love to hear what you do to carve out time for your self-care.  Let’s share insights and support one another in this wonderful and wild world of womanhood.

Until next week, have fun with ME TIME.  You’ll be SO glad you did (hint: so will everyone else in your life).

xoxo

Jenny