All I Ever Wanted + This Thursday

As I sit here in my pajamas (flannel with macarons printed on them!) hanging out with Kate in her sequin princess dress, I am struck by how I have all I ever wanted.

All I Ever Wanted

// A beautiful, light-filled home surrounded by trees that feels like I’m on a retreat all the time …

// A husband who cares about me and our family with every fiber of his being …

// Three children who are loving, curious and know how to think for themselves …

// A circle of true, true friends who get me and support me, unconditionally …

// A cozy community that reflects my values …

// Freedom to call the shots on my schedule and projects I say yes to …

// Sacred work that lights me up, challenges me, and matters …

I became an entrepreneur a decade ago.

Early on, I made a critical decision >> To lead group programs and learn everything I could about doing this successfully.

I had been coaching clients 1:1 for a bit and found the SAME issues and questions were coming up from each client (we tend to attract a similar type of client to help so this isn’t surprising) and I got tired of repeating myself 🙂

So I started creating programs to teach what I know to be true and helpful to me and so many women I’ve had the opportunity to serve.

I’ve led transformational group programs, e-courses, retreats in my home and at exotic retreat centers abroad, and high-level masterminds.

This morning I started my day by painting with my daughter and writing in my journal … and then checking in on some of my groups on Facebook … and connecting 1:1 via Voxer with a few of my private mastermind clients on some important issues they were working through (accomplished while cozy in my pajamas, which is my preferred outfit when it’s winter here in the Berkshires).

I love working with women in programs … we get to connect over days and weeks and months as I hold space for them to make major moves and discoveries.

I get to teach, coach, facilitate friendships, make introductions, and watch these women transform before my very eyes. MAGIC.

All I Ever Wanted

If you are feeling the pull for something MORE in your work as a spiritual teacher, healer, coach, expert, author, movement-maker, or corporate leader in transition … and you have a desire to help MORE PEOPLE and make MORE MONEY without needing to clock in MORE and MORE HOURS to accomplish this goal, then creating programs, courses and retreats could be the next power move for you.

I’m taking my 15 years of experience here (I was doing this in my corporate career too!) and leading a 2-hour online workshop this Thursday, 2/22 called PROGRAM CREATION MAGIC.

I want you there. (Yes, there will be a recording if you miss us live.)

Click here to get your spot + workshop recording.

This is a paid online workshop (only $40) that will break down what you need to know in 3 golden keys. I’m so excited to share this material (and my lessons learned!) with you!

What we’ll focus on together …

>> How and when to move out of the 1:1 only service model to create powerful group experiences (and fully leverage your time)

>> How to pinpoint a topic / theme for your group program, course or retreat

>> The subtle yet critical difference between a program and a course (and why it matters)

>> Designing and pricing your program in a way that wows you and your clients

>> The secret to creating kick-ass content for a new program or course

>> Evergreen vs. open and shut enrollment

>> How to make money from a retreat (instead of going into the hole)

>> What you need to do NOW to make space for your new program (even if it’s only a dream today)

>> Simple technology and tools you need to get your program off the ground (don’t worry: you don’t need to be a tech wizard!)

>> Launching your magical creation into the stratosphere (and how NOT to overcomplicate this but not ignore it either)

What are you creating this year?

It’s time to make some magic + beautiful money by helping more people.

Click here to get your spot + workshop recording.

Much love,

Jenny

PS – “If you wish to fly to new heights, begin by setting your sights on a destination you can reach and then create a flight plan, a map, that will be your guide.” – Debbie Ford

Full Moon Magic: What Truth Are You Ready to Claim?

Ya’ll!

2018 is well underway. HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

What I really want to ask you is … are you FULLY telling the TRUTH?

This question can feel S-C-A-R-Y and a bit triggerish.

Don’t be afraid.

To celebrate the FULL BLUE MOON, I share some tips to help you unleash your wise, wildish nature to claim your stories, truth and soul voice (it is THE WAY to get what you want).

I’ll also help you prepare to bask in the glow of this magical lunar phase. The FULL MOON IN LEO is all about being SEEN, being VISIBLE + being HEARD.

Ready?

It’s time to TUNE IN. RISE UP. DO LESS. MAKE MORE.

Listen to my podcast in the podcast player at the top of this post or watch my video. We’ve got you covered!

5-point checklist for when to say YES

As women, our bodies flow with the cycles of the moon. Once you get this, things get easier. You understand yourself more. And you stop pushing so damn hard. You simply show up and let things flow TO YOU.

Your business will grow – not because you worked HARDER, but because you worked WISER. Your impact will grow because you listened to your intuition above anyone or anything else.

I am soooooo excited to lead INTUITIVE POWER for the first time EVER. It’s time.

Implementing the practices from INTUITIVE POWER will transform the trajectory of your year.

INTUITIVE POWER begins on February 2, 2018 and lasts for 6 magical weeks. It will be led LIVE by me, which means I’ll be traveling alongside you during the duration of the program.

We’ll be focused on creating, manifesting, receiving, celebrating + trusting.

DOING LESS + MAKING MORE.

Plus, everyone who registers gets a 1:1 call with me.

It’s going to be amazing.

Want in?

http://jennyfenig.com/power

DOORS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY, 2.2 at 2 p.m. EST.

Full Moon Magic: What Truth Are You Ready to Claim?

Smart Calendaring is Magic (so are YOU)

Smart calendaring makes me feel sooooooo good and on top of things.

Steven sent me a list of the days he will be traveling in February. It’s essentially half the month (yikes!).

He’s taking care of business which is awesome, but not so awesome when I’m carrying too heavy of a load at home.

Yesterday I sat down and looked got a sense of how the month was going to work and what additional help I’d need. I kept in mind my business commitments + creative needs, homeschool vision, kids’ activities, the moon cycle and my own cycle.

I’m planning accordingly.

Extra babysitting time has been booked.

Next up: get togethers with friends scheduled.

I have not felt this organized and in flow, well, ever. Turning 40 last year opened up my eyes to a new way of living and being. I said YES!

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Working WITH the energy, cycles and seasons vs blindly pushing against them makes all the difference. Let it be easy.

I also am a huge fan of getting help. A few months ago, Steven and I decided to increase the number of days we have a housekeeper (2 days vs 1 day). The increase in help allowed us to fully outsource the folding and putting away of laundry for the 5 of us. HEAVEN.

I had a lot of guilt and resistance around this at first. (“Who do you think you are?” ran through my head). But I knew it was the wise move for us. We give more business to our housekeeper and her team, which gives Steven and I more space to nurture our businesses, family, and ourselves.

So … this week was a big one for me. I started consciously peeling away another layer that I had outgrown. Deep, deep, important work. I wasn’t ready for this until now.

I got into the bathtub one night for an energy cleansing ritual. My daughter Kate found me (she always finds me – lol!) and we talked about spirit animals and pulled oracle cards together. We lit candles and burned incense. I’m teaching her about visualization. She is so much fun … and so open.

She kept saying, “what are we going to do next?”

Are you wondering what you’re going to do next? What is calling you forward? Do you know the old ways of being and working simply aren’t working for you anymore? Are you ready for something more but can’t quite put your finger on it? Looking for some new soul sisters to join you for the next leg of your journey?

Listen to the wise, wild voice within. This is your intuition and it is EVERYTHING.

“Intuition is the treasure of a woman’s psyche.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Alright, off to my son’s hockey game. Go Rattlers!

Enjoy your weekend!

Absolute love,

Jenny

PS – These concepts are just a sampling of what I’ll be teaching in my brand new program INTUITIVE POWER.

Join me + let’s make some magic together.

Early bird pricing (save $200) expires THIS Monday, January 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Click here to join me for a journey inward + upward.

Heads-up >> there are only 5 bonus spots left at my 2-day retreat this May!

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Beating Overwhelm + Finding Psychic Space to Create

One of the biggest challenges as an entrepreneur is the OVERWHELM that comes with feeling like you have to do EVERYTHING right NOW.

So many competing priorities.

Information overload.

Limited resources.

Head starts spinning.

Panic point

I’ve been there.

I was in so much pain a few months ago that I was starting to resent my business.

Then I realized that I had set it up that way … and I had the power to change it.

What I craved most was more SPACE to think, create, be, have fun.

So I did something pretty radical at the start of 2014.

I removed email from my iPhone.

Yup, just took it off.

I found that I was checking it way more than I needed to and it wasn’t giving me any pleasure. Actually it was causing me pain. I’d be out and about with my family, friends or just by myself and I’d be checking email instead of “being” where I was.

And sometimes the emails would be total downers. Always they were time sucks.

I finally came to the conclusion that I was over it. Email had become a chain that was weighing me down.

So I cut the chain and took it off my phone.

Do you need to do the same?

Or can you simply get your inbox under control by unsubscribing to emails you don’t read and creating rules that filter all your email into folders so that your inbox stays pretty clean.

Think about it.

As a creator, you need SPACE to create. Being constantly pinged by email doesn’t leave you the space to do your big work in the world. You’ll always be reacting to messages that often don’t warrant your attention at all.

It’s up to YOU to take charge of your day … or let the day run you.

I have a few other juicy sacred self-care success strategies to share with you if you’re game.

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Get the scoop in my powerful audio as I guide you on a journey to reclaim your sanity, smarts and success … by getting still.

You can request instant access to your audio here.

Is Your Workspace Stifling Your Growth?

About 2 years ago, I came to a realization: I couldn’t grow my business in the spare bedroom I was using as an office.

While it was a beautiful space (and much better than the corner of the master bedroom I had been using when I lived in New York City), it simply didn’t feel right any longer.

Me in my old office. It worked okay for a while, then I outgrew it and needed more space.

Me in my old office. It worked okay for a while, then I outgrew it and needed more space.

To make matters worse, the room also doubled as our guest bedroom and every time we would have overnight guests I’d get really annoyed when they’d come and take over my office space.

It felt like I couldn’t take my business seriously from that office space.

Quite frankly, I was beginning to hate the room and felt TRAPPED.

Feeling trapped and stifled is like a big death wish when you’re running a business so I had to get honest with myself and with my husband so we could hatch a plan.

Committed to working from home (I LOVE IT!), getting an office in my town didn’t appeal to me. Even though my kids come in and make a mess sometimes and go crazy with my office supplies, I truly enjoy working from home and having them see what mom does for work. It’s totally cool for me.

My kids loved coloring all over my giant flipchart paper (and the carpet) in my former office space.

My kids loved coloring all over my giant flipchart paper (and the carpet) in my former office space.

With our house being what it is, that only left room for one solution … an extensive renovation and addition that would take close to 2 years from conception to completion.

This process was one of the most intense experiences of my life …

In May of 2012, we hired a designer and architect to translate our vision into drawings and plans, and then hired a contractor to bring the plans to life.

The planning process took 11 months from when we hired the architect and designer until we broke ground on the project. This was grueling. There were many times I wanted to give up because the obstacles and outlay of money seemed too intense to handle.

My parents had never embarked on a home renovation project in my life so I often had thoughts of “who do you think you are doing something like this?” I had to soldier on and hold firm to my vision. I am THAT committed to my mission, business and clients.

I want my tribe to see that you can work from home from anywhere in the whole wide world and run a profitable business that changes the world and fills you on the deepest level.

I find it fascinating that in 2012, the year we embarked on the project, I led my business over the 6-figure mark for the first-time ever (my revenue close to quadrupled that year).

And in October 2013, the first week that I sat in my finished space (dubbed the “Sunshine Studio”), we broke past the previous year’s sales figures with close to 3 months to go in the year.

I’m STOKED to see where the business grows next year and beyond. I truly feel supported like I’ve never felt before.

The space makes me feel like a million-dollar business owner. It’s exquisite, professional, high-end, functional, light-filled and inspiring. It’s ME.

Want to come with me on a tour of the space? Great, let’s go. Then I’ll give you some tips to make your work environment work for you (no matter what kind of space you’re in).

This cabinetry created by California Closets is awesome and perfect for the space. The dragon wooden box was created in Tibet. I bought it in NYC. The books on the shelf have been hugely influential on my path. I'm a huge reader and bring the lessons from the books I read to my clients and tribe.

This cabinetry created by California Closets is awesome and perfect for the space. The dragon wooden box was created in Tibet. I bought it in NYC.
The books on the shelf have been hugely influential on my path. I’m a huge reader and bring the lessons from the books I read to my clients and tribe.

I love the white paper lanterns and mirrored table here. I bought the table at a tag sale held by the famous design family, the Novogratz (they have a home close to my home). Keeping fresh flowers in this space makes me happy. We painted the walls "Flame" and "Soleil" to give the space a warm, supportive vibe.

I love the white paper lanterns and mirrored table here. I bought the table at a tag sale held by the famous design family, the Novogratz (they have a home close to my home). Keeping fresh flowers in this space makes me happy.
We painted the walls “Flame” and “Soleil” to give the space a warm, supportive vibe.

My desk was custom made by California Closets. I LOVE the huge workspace, something I lacked at my old desk. My vision board is directly in front of me so I'm always looking at it and being pulled forward. The bamboo floors feel SO good and smooth on my bare feet (that's how I prefer to work - shoeless!). My chair is a Herman Miller Aeron Chair. Divine and so good for your back!

My desk was custom made by California Closets. I LOVE the huge workspace, something I lacked at my old desk.
My vision board is directly in front of me so I’m always looking at it and being pulled forward.
The bamboo floors feel SO good and smooth on my bare feet (that’s how I prefer to work – shoeless!).
My chair is a Herman Miller Aeron Chair. Divine and so good for your back!

This picture captures my philosophy beautifully. I keep a rattle I found at Omega Institute underneath to clear the energy in the space after each day. Important to clear energy!

This picture captures my philosophy beautifully. I keep a rattle I found at Omega Institute underneath to clear the energy in the space after each day. Important to clear energy!

I love cards, photographs and colors! I also love that I can see the OUTSIDE from every angle in my space. I can also walk outside from my sliding glass door.

I love cards, photographs and colors! I also love that I can see the OUTSIDE from every angle in my space. I can also walk outside from my sliding glass door.

My magical zone: Buddha from my grandmother, oracle cards, candles, fun magic wand, pens galore, and my Spirit portrait painted by the talented Jennifer Currie.

My magical zone: Buddha from my grandmother, oracle cards, candles, fun magic wand, pens galore, and my Spirit portrait painted by the talented Jennifer Currie.

That was fun, wasn’t it?

Now, I’m not saying that YOU have to embark on a huge home renovation project like I did to create your dream workspace if you work from home, but I do have some tips to share with you to make your work environment as productive and conductive to growth as possible.

Ready?

  • Upgrade your technology: When you run an online business, your computer is your business. If you’ve got a clunky, outdated computer that’s slow and annoying, you’ve gotta upgrade. Last year I upgraded my 6-year-old MacBook to a brand new model. I hemmed and hawed about the expense for a while, but then finally bit the bullet. My biz took a huge leap as a result. Invest in the tool that keeps your biz humming along. You’ll never regret it. I found out the Apple even has a Apple Business Partners program that allows you to lease your computer for a few years with monthly payments. I ended up paying cash for mine so didn’t go this route, but if you need the lease, know it’s an option.
  • Get a big wall calendar: Go to your local office supply store and pick up a giant wet-erase wall calendar. You can plot out your promotions and launches and events with this big birds-eye view calendar. Put huge dreamy things on your calendar that you’re not sure how would ever come true like “Host a workshop with Oprah” or “Go on my book tour to promote my New York Times bestseller” or “Spend a month in Bali.” I call this calendar dreaming. It works. Submit your order to the Universe. Good things will come.
  • Fill your space with inspiration: Quotes, pictures, cards from clients, flowers, books you love, your vision board. All of this juicy goodness needs to go in your workspace. Even if you work at the kitchen table right now, find a little nook in your space where you can bring this positivity in. It’s hugely empowering to be surrounded by such high energy objects.
  • Get a comfortable office chair! My ergonomically correct Herman Miller Aeron chair was the first major purchase I made when I started my business and began working from home in 2008. $1000 well invested for sure! My former corporate job gave us the WORST chairs of all time to sit in. My back always hurt. I vowed if and when I ever went out on my own, I’d invest in a high-quality chair. And I did! Your body and health are your most precious assets. Treat yourself to a comfortable, beautiful seat. It’s your foundation as you do your big work in the world.
  • Bring in the light: I believe that light is crucial to your growth and success. We just need it as humans. If your space doesn’t naturally get a lot of light, ensure that the room is painted a light color so you’re getting light from the walls. Also make sure you go OUTSIDE a few times a day to expose your body to Vitamin D and fresh air. This will boost your productivity big-time.

TIME TO SHARE!

What tips and tricks do you have for making your work-from-home-space productive and inspiring? What ideas from my list above will you implement this week? Share in the comments section below. Be specific so we can all support you.