When I first started journaling, it was pretty straightforward and simple. Open journal, write the date, set intentions, dump the brain junk.
After nearly a year of basically just writing, I began working with a coach who used creativity as the foundation of her process. This was super new to me and made me uncomfortable. I never felt creative. In fact, I didn't think I was creative at all. When I thought about creativity, I would freeze and say, “OH. NOT ME!”. Definitely stuck in limiting belief mode.
Fast forward...now I spend around an hour a week watercoloring the blank pages of my journal BEFORE I write. I experiment and explore. Some days, the paintings actually look like something. Other days, it’s a hot mess…. Just like me. Which I’ve learned to accept...100%.
I also recognize that creativity shows up in different areas of my life and is not exclusively connected to art. My gifts for designing fun, engaging learning opportunities is an aspect of my creative ability. The fact I can cook delicious meals without specifically following recipes...creativity. The way I view problem solving...creativity.
Don’t limit yourself to thinking creativity is only about art, music or theater. Creativity is simply using your imagination . . . in any and every aspect of your life.
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Yours in BadAssery,
Welcome to the CONNECT series. Over the next few weeks, I will share simple tips for connecting more deeply with yourself. After all, if you don’t know yourself...who does?
When I was teaching full-time, raising my son, getting my masters, volunteering and basically running myself ragged, I would have laughed in your face if you told me I should CONNECT with myself. Seriously? Who has time for THAT?? Who even cares??
Part of the reason I was frustrated, overwhelmed, bored and stuck was because I had no real direction. No clarity. I had no daily routine other than cursing my alarm clock and falling into bed each night exhausted.
That changed significantly when I began the simple, daily routine of sitting on my patio without technology, for 10-15 minutes, at least once per day. If it was morning, I drank my coffee. If it was evening, I might have wine. As an introvert, I craved this alone time, but rather than fill it with social media rabbit holes or checking off a to-do list, I used the time to think, plan, imagine, listen and learn.
Making time to connect with yourself is worthwhile. It’s not selfish. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
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Yours in BadAssery,
We recently finished a huge home improvement project. As we put things back together (my house looked like the remains of a natural disaster), I discovered numerous items that could be thrown away or donated. Things that had gotten lost in the shuffle over the years, but were still taking up space.
The same can happen in our minds. We get overloaded with negative thoughts, limiting beliefs and the clutter begins to take over. We get trapped by these thoughts and because they are so tightly held, we get stuck. Forward movement is at a standstill. As Ghandi said,
"Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny."
As we enter the Spring season (you have a very small window if you live in Austin), take some time to clean out your mental closet. Evaluate your current beliefs. If you haven't worn them in a while and they no longer serve you, put them in the trash!
Cleaning out your mental clutter is just one way you can Breakout Your SoulfFull BadAss! Check out the FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist template that I created just for you.
If you’d like to learn more about your Unleashing your Inner BadAss by eliminating limiting beliefs, I invite you to Schedule a 15 min audit with ME!
Yours in BadAssery,
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When I started working with my first business development coach, I had spent nearly 4 years trying to build a business without help (or much success). My initial assignment was to implement energy management tools, which for me, evolved into an intentional, specific journaling practice.
For about 7 months, everyday, no later than 9 am, I would get on my computer, open Evernote, copy and paste my entry from the day before, and begin to update based on my current situation. I noted networking events, how many people I wanted to meet, tasks, to-do lists, worries/concerns, etc. It felt good. I felt competent.
Along the way, I met a couple of other coaches, who introduced me to getting an actual journal (paper only people), watercoloring the pages before writing and using a game to create journal prompts that would guide my entrepreneurial endeavors.
Holy Shit. What a difference! My routine was ramped up a notch and I got out of my “copy/paste/repeat” rut. My journaling took on new life and became a much more comprehensive picture of who and what I wanted to be. My thoughts became more expansive, yet more clear. I felt freerer, more open and more connected to my inner voice. In fact, The SoulFull BadAss would not be born if I didn’t journal!
I continue to explore ways to make my journaling routine more fun, creative and aligned with my vision. In fact, I created my own game - The Soul Spa!
If your routines are in rut and you feel stuck, I invite you to respond to this prompt from The Soul Spa using the cards I pulled - I am MASTER TEACHER in my ENERGY SOURCE; therefore, I am THANKFUL....
You can also schedule a 15 min audit with ME to discover how connecting with yourself through reflection can change your life!
Yours in Badassery,
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The 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic was on April 14th. I have been fascinated by the Titanic since I was a kid...it's voyage, sinking and rediscovery still hold secrets, so it was a true thrill to visit the port of Cobh, Ireland where the last passengers of the Titanic were picked up. Had the Marconi operators not sent multiple distress signals that night, even more would died.
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For most of 2109, I have been reevaluating my path and purpose. After creating The Soul Spa Transformational Game, I thought I was done - that was it! The tool I needed most to empower my clients was completed and ready for the world. However, something was missing but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I was starting to get discouraged and couldn’t see my forward.
About two weeks ago, it came to me while I was camping at beautiful McKinney Falls in Austin, TX ... the missing piece was ME! My programs needed an infusion of my other side...not just the soulful, reflective, intuitive me, but the also the BADASS me.
The bold, sassy, independent and driven me...the speaking my mind, maintaining boundaries, and avoiding negative self-talk me. During this weekend in the woods, I created The SoulFull BadAss Experience so that YOU can BREAKOUT your SoulFull BadAss and take on the world in the ways that serve you best.
My programs focus primarily on female empowerment. If you are a coach, solopreneurs and/or small business owner, you will benefit from SoulFull BadAss practices such as:
Yours in Badassery!
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Have you ever been lost? Taken a wrong turn and found yourself without clear direction? Have you ever felt that the way out was juuuuust in front of you, but you had no map to get there?
That was me in 2012. And in 2013...2014...2015...2016...2017 and most of 2018. To say my entrepreneurial journey has been a long and winding road would be an understatement.
But one thing held true... I wanted to use my training and experience as a professional educator to help others find and realize their true potential. It’s a gift I have that empowered me as a teacher. Even if had to check my notes for content info, I always knew how to see the light inside a child and encourage him/her to see it too. I wanted to bring that to the adult world, but how?
Over the last seven years, I have tried and failed to design programs that would empower adults. In those experiences, I have cried. I have railed. I have taken a full-time job because I thought I couldn’t be successful. I have quit the full-time job because I was unfulfilled and yearning to be an entrepreneur. I know I am made to forge my own path and I cannot get sidetracked by self-doubts ever again.
Why did this take seven years? How could I have done things differently….
I ignored my needs. I needed information but not a brain overload. I needed priorities and boundaries but didn’t set them. I needed help but didn’t ask for it.
In 2019, I am no longer this wondering, wandering woman. I am grounded, inspired and ready to embrace my new role as The SoulFull BadAss Whisperer. My mission is to empower a million women to unleash their inner badass!!
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