Wednesday, January 06, 2010

In a hurry? Check for readiness.

Have you ever felt like you wanted something to happen NOW? Right now.
Maybe you have been planning, or waiting, or expecting or working towards something and now, you're done. It's time to get satisfaction.

Yea, I know the feeling.

When I feel that way, I check myself to see if I'm being impatient. In a hurry. Premature. IF I'm really ready. How do I check?

Again with the definitions:
1. Prepared or available for service, action, or progress: I am ready to work. The soup will be ready in a minute. The pupils are ready to learn to read.
2. Mentally disposed; willing: He was ready to believe her.
3. Likely or about to do something: She is ready to retire.
4. Prompt in apprehending or reacting: a ready intelligence; a ready response.
5. Available: ready money.

So first check is to be prepared. Homework done. Plan in place. Showered, shaved and shoes on.
Then it has to be something we're 'likely' to do - carry out and complete.
If we think we're in a hurry for something and it's not showing up, maybe, we're not really clear on what we're attracting?? We think we want it, however the mixed signals we give the Universe may net fuzzy results.
Swift response to the green light is next. If we say we're ready, when the opportunity arrives, we must be ready to move with it. That's why being prepared is so important.

If we jump into something too soon (like a new business venture) without the education and training, we may anticipate results and yet not quite be ready.
Really ready to take on the job, follow through with the plan and have the confidence in place to say and do what needs to be done.

Life is so generous. We want to be ready to receive.
Maybe 2010 is the year to check our list.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Setting up for Failure

"I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. It's just a set up for failure" says my friend.
Being someone whose opinion I respect implicitly, I had asked about her resolutions for the new year. I was actually expecting something a little more commanding. It surprised me to hear the vulnerability of 'failure' lurking in the possibilities coming from one of the most take charge people I know. Her confidence and faith have been a buoy in many a storm. Her words left me in a silence. Thinking.

I'm not suggesting that by simply not making new year's resolutions, it implies negativity or lack of confidence. It was really the word failure that pulled the trigger.
Failure defined: 1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.
2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised;

To me, success or lack thereof is totally dependent on the finish line.
Doing or achieving x by a specific date sets a pretty hard finish line. And, sometimes that is a great motivator. Sometimes, for some people in some situations.

On the other hand, as a confidant for many, that finish line off into the future is often 'when' they will be happy, successful, recognized, finally there. So today is not that. Today is not happy, successful, worth recognizing, yet.
Maybe that is what my friend meant. That is what feels like failure. Until we have 'made it' - we haven't made it. Until we reach the finish line, we hang in the balance with failure looming.
I really have a hard time living like that.

Setting our goals into the future may inspire vision. I think about when I ran my first 5K. If I hadn't set my intention, I wouldn't have been able to train for the event and then show up to do the thing. Without setting intention for the future, we wouldn't need 5 Steps for Strategic Business Planning. I think it IS a really good idea to plan and arrange for the future.
I think the clearer we are about who we are becoming, the more likely we are to see that reality.

So where is the middle ground? For me this is where the message of Buddha and Christ intersect.
Being content today and having hope for tomorrow.
I love the idea of getting better. Better and better. I hope I am an ongoing project of enlightenment, understanding and joy. That is my constant resolution. In the new year, the new month, the new day, the new moment. Keeping the finish line close.

Monday, October 26, 2009

making the close

Webster defines closing as:
1. the end or conclusion
2. something that closes
3. the final phase of a transaction
4. an act or instance of failing or going bankrupt

In a recent class of 15 people, 13 reported the lack of 'closing' as their number one obstacle. Received an email today from a leader saying the number one question asked of her by her business partners is 'how to close'.
I googled close, and found 1,120,000,000 matches. Right, that's one BILLION matches.
Wow - popular word.

When someone asks me about 'closing' I know what they really mean is 'how can I get more people to buy what I have to sell'. The reason closing is a major misnomer is that in most businesses, getting the sale is the BEGINNING of the relationship, certainly NOT the end or conclusion.
Maybe that is a big part of the problem. Maybe we aren't setting the right objective.
We may think we are. However if we use words like 'closing the sale' - even if our intentions are good, we may be signaling to all that is around us that we really have no intention of building a relationship with our customers.

hmmmm... What's in a word? Well you know that is one of my favorite conversations.
And, as one is alert and aware of the objectives they are setting, I do believe the specific language we utilize can make the difference.
Communicating and Selling Effectively starts with our power of attraction and setting clear objectives.
I would suggest perhaps as we set our goals and look to increase our income through generating more sales, we consider our magnetic ability. It will never be the products alone that people buy. It's YOU.
If you want to increase your closing dollars - consider opening a relationship.

And speaking of relationships, I've been doing a free training call every Thursday night for about 10 years now. This week we'll talk about openings.
Are you open?
Check out my calendar for details.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Introvert? Really?

Loves people. Great speaker. Never afraid to be on stage no matter the size of the crowd.
Life time sales & entrepreneurial career.
High anxiety about mingling with strangers.
Rejuvenated by being alone and in the silence.
Prefers intimate relationships to superficial contacts.
Not much of a networker.
Charismatic and at ease with all types of people.

Yes, this pretty much describes me. Or at least some aspects of my personality.
Starting in sales as a young woman, it seemed obvious that I was an extrovert.
Right? Anyone who is motivated enough to get up and make 40 cold calls every day in order to make a living could not possibly be an introvert.
Introverts are shy people, like librarians and computer programmers.

When I was almost 30 I took the Meyers-Briggs personality profile test.
100% Introvert was one aspect of my score. (ISFP if you know what I mean)
My counselor said: "no wonder you feel so misunderstood, everyone thinks you're an extrovert!"
Even today, my sister and my good friends will say: "you are no introvert. you have too many friends."

Shakespeare said to "know thyself and to thyself be true".
For me, it's not so much the label that counts, it's the information I have gained in learning about myself that makes it more interesting to develop my strengths and stop fighting the push back. If it's NOT comfortable, don't do it.
My objective is to find the way to live that is in agreement with my nature.
I believe that as we are true to our nature using our gifts and talents as they have been given, our work and life is more effortless, more gentle, more joyful.

So, yes, introverts can be great in sales and love people. And extroverts aren't always comfortable making small talk.
I will always be grateful to the Meyers-Briggs for opening a door that had big impact in how I live with myself AND how I work with others. Understanding profiles does not dictate who you are or limit possibilities. Sometimes it just gives us the ok to be ourselves.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

playing piano

I think I started taking piano lessons when I was about 6. Pretty sure I took lessons for at least 8 or 9 years.
Once I left home I didn't touch a piano for maybe 20 years.
A few years ago, I acquired a beautiful white baby grand.
At first I was so excited to play, I expected those years of lessons and practice would be waiting in my skill closet just exactly where I left them.
I was actually horrified to discover my trained touch was very rusty. So horrified in fact that even though I have this gorgeous instrument sitting in my living room, I rarely touch it. I just can't seem to muster up the courage to start over.
John Thompson's Book 1. Daily Dozen finger exercises.
I wanted to sit down and play Claire d' Lune just as the author intended it.
(Another case of all or nothing...)

It calls to me now, reminding me that I always imagined myself playing with ease and confidence. Somehow a payback to my parents for their years of investing in lessons.
And of course, my own joy.

Mostly I play from the church hymnal. I sing quietly to the songs we sang every Sunday.
My fingers don't remember all the notes exactly. My heart remembers. It is a comfort and a balm. Every once in a while I'll attempt Claire d' Lune or a Billy Joel song or one of the really tough Etudes.

It's not like meditation. Someone asked me the other day if it was.
No, it's more work than meditating.
I expect that as I continue to practice I will grow in my confidence.
Right now I am shy. Remembering and stretching at the same time.

Monday, September 21, 2009

maybe it's not all or nothing

I was talking with a friend the other night about some of the challenges I'm having with incorporating some of my new 'intentions' into my current life.
She wisely reminded me that "it doesn't have to be all or nothing".
Now, of course I know that. Right?
As a coach I always look for progress or activity in ANY area that is helpful for moving one closer to their goals. So why am I so hard on myself?
Why does it feel like if I don't do everything perfectly every day that somehow I'm totally off track?
It seems that is a common issue. And, maybe that is a key part to this experiment.
As I find myself wanting to see the power of my intentions take hold, I'm also holding myself to some either or standard that makes every action only as good as the whole.
I am wrestling with this idea that if it's not perfect, it's worthless.
What kind of leadership is that?
ok, so a new day.
I am totally committed to my vision. That is for sure. And that is the first step.
The next step is to be kind enough to myself to TRUST that I have enough smarts and intuition to follow through when and where it will truly bring the greatest rewards.
Instead of spending the time wrestling, I'm finding ways to be patient and kind.
I think I heard it someplace to love your neighbor as yourself.
hmmm... maybe it's time to set that example.
No more beatings on what I'm not doing. Lots of praise for my accomplishments.
It's been a very good day.

Friday, September 18, 2009

the power of affirmations

Last night I was in the midst of cajoling myself back into my usual state of enthusiasm, I patiently read through my affirmations again.
They are so good. And SO true. I truly feel a surge of power and connectedness when I read them.
Decided I wasn't quite ready for bed, so turned on the TV. (rare occasion)
And there was our good friend Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about the power of affirmations.
Especially right before bed.
What a great little gift from the Universe to remind me that everything is right on time.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

compulsory and push back

So seriously, the 1000 days thing tripped me up.
What started as my sincere desire to move from passive observer into active creator took a small twist and started looking like my list of 'have tos'.
uh oh.
The small girl child inside quickly folds her arms over her chest and says "you can't make me".
Ah common honey, you WANT to do these things. These are things that bring you JOY and HEALTH and MONEY.
"I don't want to."
Sure you LOVE writing. you LOVE playing piano. you LOVE affirming your prosperity and divinity...
somebody help me with this child!!
(I don't know how my Mother did it)
I'm driving to the cemetery to see her today. Maybe she'll have some ideas.

Monday, September 14, 2009

1000 days

Read this today and not sure if I feel better or worse:
"Scientists say it takes 21 days to change a habit because we often resist change. According to yoga teachings, it takes:

40 days to change a bad habit into a positive one;

90 days confirms the new habit in you;

120 days allows the new habit to become who you are;

1,000 days ensures you have mastered the habit."

I'm not really so much about changing a bad habit. I"m more interested in incorporating new activities, beliefs, results.
I'm a little daunted by it taking 1000 days to master.
Guess I'll go play my piano for a while and see if that makes me feel better.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

a day of rest

Studies show that people who take vacations live longer. And, students who take a break from their studies at least one day a week have better grades.
Resting comes in different forms for me.
Sometimes it is a nap on a quiet afternoon. Sometimes a hike in the woods.
Today was a drive through the beautiful countryside of Missouri.
The grass was green. The tips of the cornfields golden in the afternoon sun.
Blue sky with white puffy clouds.
In the silence of the whir of my car on the highway, I could hear my spirit sing.
This past month I have walked on the beach, strolled down the paths of my quiet village and seen the open countryside.
It wasn't 'vacation'.
Somehow though, I think it was rest.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

your first 90 days

If you have felt or are feeling impatient with your business success, consider this:

*To become a Medical Doctor – one will spend at least 10 years in school and $250,000 in tuition BEFORE having the right to set up a practice and begin to earn income (direct from a medical student)

* To buy a small franchise, (on average) plan to invest about $219,000, have liquid capital on hand in the range of $50,000, have a personal net worth of over $100,000 and pay annual franchise fees in the neighborhood of $25,000 (info from Plus overhead, inventory, marketing, employees etc...

* The SBA ( sites the two top reasons a small business fails is LACK OF EXPERIENCE and INSUFFICIENT CAPITAL

So, let’s take a look at your business. What kind of experience do you bring to the table in SALES, MARKETING, and TRAINING? And what kind of capital are you prepared to invest in your venture?
How much time have you given yourself to LEARN how to actually do this business?

One interesting thing about looking at other choices for creating income is that Network Marketing is probably the only real option most people have for not only a low start up cost (relatively speaking) but most importantly to build RESIDUAL and long term income.
A Doctor doesn’t get paid when he/she is not working. A franchise owner does not have the flexibility of choosing when and where they want to work. Most small business owners cannot build passive income.

I am amazed when I hear people talk about making $10,000, $20,000 and $100,000 a MONTH in Network Marketing, and yet when we sit down to make a plan, they are come with very little experience and are unprepared to spend time and money to build the business they have envisioned. If I tell them it might take 5 years just to LEARN HOW to do it – Yikes! “That’s NOT what they told me when I signed up!”

Ok- so what’s my point?
Well, the truth is that I really want to see each and every one of you make it in your business. REALLY BIG, gangster type make it. I have worked with most of you individually and I know your dreams. I want to be YOUR coach on the sidelines cheering you on to keep going, keep going, keep going...
But you must be prepared for the reality. This business is NOT FOR WIMPS!
That means working STEADILY, CONSISTENTLY month after month, creating and building a business that you LOVE, knowing, and EXPECTING to see the success you have planned for yourselves and your families.

So what do you need to do?
Look again at your plan.
Recommit yourself to your short and long term goals.
Join with others of like mind.

And, of course, take advantage of all the cool training and coaching I offer.
This Monday, September 14 is Communicating and Selling Effectively!!
Check it out

Friday, September 11, 2009

a message to myself

"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God."

I love to contemplate this verse. I have spent my life studying the power of words and how the careful construction of our language can determine the outcome of many things; business, relationships, our financial status, our self esteem and how we see the world.

This week I've been very specific about my affirmations. I have carried them with me. I've stopped listening to my ipod while I'm walking. Now I listen to me. Praising, loving, seeing my life unfold exactly as my Creator intends. Partnering WITH my Creator to carry out my heart's desires. Calling into being all that I am.

Amazing. The noisy chatter has stopped. The nervous energy around 'what if' has changed to a subtle confidence around 'what is'.

For now, my affirmations are still a bit like writing in the sand. The day comes and goes like the surf washing them away. I know this will take practice to penetrate my subconscious mind.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday night

For more than 10 years now I have hosted a 'free' training and support teleconference call for my clients. My objective was to give people who were working with me as coaching clients another opportunity to talk about their business and meet with others on the same path.
Today, we are Paragon Partners - a professional association of entrepreneurs.
Something to be said for clarity of vision and consistency.
Visit my website to find out more:

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

the other 94 things

Lately I am actually taking a look at my daily to do list I'm seeing some patterns I wasn't really aware of.
I guess I've tried to keep my tendency to be a multi-tasker pretty much in the closet. FOCUS and CONSISTENCY is the foundation for strategic execution of a well developed plan. Random irregularities don't fit it. Multi-tasking looks like there isn't enough time in the day to do everything, so I must do everything at once. Results: distraction, incomplete projects and higher risk of error.
I know I am more of an in-time person than an on-time person so structuring everything to the time clock is not my strong suit. And yet, IF I really want to do more in less time, I want to organize in such a way that I spend the least amount of time required for the routine stuff and the maximum time and creative energy on the things that will move me in the direction I have set. Not all activities are equal. So, doing them all at once levels the playing field in error.
Great thing to get clarity around.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Fear is the opposite of Enthusiasm

Have you ever gotten really excited about something and then lose your nerve?
What happened?
Maybe you got tripped up with one of these counter-emotions:

  • Fear of rejection

  • Fear of looking foolish

  • Fear of being disappointed

  • Fear of what to do next

  • What if those emotions masquerade as logical and protective considerations, but in truth are nothing more than holes in your bucket of enthusiasm?

    If you feel excitement for something, that is your 'real self' bolstering up the charisma and courage it takes to do the thing. It might be a phone call or sales appointment or maybe even trying something totally new and different.

    It doesn't really matter where those ideas come from or how big the thing is. What is important is to check our level of enthusiasm. When we are genuinely inspired, our brain begins to consider the possibilities for success. As we focus on the success potential we are more likely to move from idea state to action state. Recognizing and using the power of your enthusiasm is the key.

    On the other hand, if we allow 'fear' (of anything) to get any mental air time, we might find ourselves second-guessing our ability to meet our objective.
    Then we run the gamut of negative imagination. The more we focus on the risks, the more holes in our bucket. If we're not careful, we can lose our inspiration before we ever even get started.

    Five things you can do to brace yourself again the wiles of your 'fearful' mind.
    1. Be clear about who you are and what you want. Hold to your values and dreams. Believe that you are here for those dreams to be fulfilled. And with everything know that if it's not this, then it will be something even better.

    2. Choose to be with people who share your values and dreams. Be an example. Expect the best in those you do associate with. Remember that you are the one who designs your life and that includes the people you work with, live with, pray with and play with.

    3. Have a realistic understanding of your resources for the activity or adventure.
    Find someone who has done or is doing what you want to do and find out what resources they used. Do you have what you need to do the thing? If not, what do you have? How can you get what you need so you can do the thing?

    4. Make a plan. Don't wing it. Preparation does not mean lots of time thinking about doing it. A plan means you understand the process and what you will do to meet your objective. The clearer your plan, the more confident you will be. Leaving the process and outcome up to chance is one of the worst enthusiasm drains.

    5. Don't do it alone. Remember those people who share your values and dreams? Get them enrolled in your vision. Tell them about your objective. Get the support and accountability. Sometimes it feels better knowing someone else is out there who knows what we're doing and is willing to walk beside us.

    Napoleon Hill says:
    “Enthusiasm is a state of mind that inspires and arouses one to put action into the task at hand. It does more than this, it is contagious and vitally affects not only the enthusiast, but all with whom he comes in contact.”

    Use it.

    Monday, June 23, 2008


    the days unfold as if they have a will of their own
    we make our plans
    or not
    the children come
    and go
    we cut the strings
    but there is something more
    that keeps us tied
    they hold our heart captive
    even in denial
    the lines are blurred as to where the parent
    begins and ends
    we watch the clock as if there will be a clue
    as to when
    there will be release
    sometime later
    or maybe never
    so we love and give and cherish
    even in captivity
    and with a memory, a hug or a simple smile
    joy is the balm that restores our strength

    Paula English
    Paragon Living Institute

    Sunday, November 25, 2007

    Reservations and Obstacles

    "I'm wondering how this is going to fit into my current schedule."
    "I just don't have the money to invest in a new business right now."
    How can you learn to tell the difference between reservations and obstacles?
    One good way is to set clear objectives and rules of engagement at the beginning of every proposal.

    Typically, reservations are the kinds of things that come up during the stages of an interview process or sale once the objective and rules have been established.
    They usually come with natural conversation as we lead our prospect in discovery about their interests and needs.

    Objections or obstacles come up when the pitch is made too soon or when the rules were never clear.

    Learning to set up your recruiting and sales conversations in such a way as to avoid the obstacles and achieve your objective is the key to mastery of Communicating and Selling Effectively.
    Each stage of your conversation is vital to the whole.
    From your entry into the encounter to the clear and graceful exit, execution of each step for driving a conversation is essential.

    There are 8 simple rules.
    1. Personal Charisma
    2. Rules of Engagement
    3. Setting your Objective
    4. Creating Agreement
    5. Acknowledging Similarities
    6. Driving the Conversation
    7. Agreement and Decision
    8. Graceful Exit

    In 4 - 90 minute classes you can learn about each of these vital components and how to implement them.
    Last Class for 2007 starts Monday, November 26 at 7 pm ET.

    Sign up now:

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    No more Recruiting?

    I'm intrigued by the news about big MLM companies struggling because they promote growth in sales through sales force expansion.
    Recruiting, in other words.

    Somehow the art of building a distributor database has become a 'bad' thing to do if you want to escape the MLMer patina of misunderstanding.
    It's only ok to get customers? Is that it?

    Another thing I find curious are surveys that report most people think they don't need sales training to be successful in Network Marketing.
    It's all about telling your story.
    And I do totally believe in the power of a good story.
    But what is it that makes a good story?

    Has the business of Direct Sales become so misunderstood that we have to tell people there is no recruiting and no sales in order to attract them??
    Isn't that something like telling a heart surgeon there isn't going to be any blood?

    So what if you really want to be successful in building an international team of partners?
    Here are 3 simple rules;

    1. Make sure you can tell YOUR story as the key component to establishing your integrity and plan. It's not the manufacturer (entirely). It's not the patents on the products (entirely). But it can be entirely dependent on your charisma, your business plan and your ability to engage and sustain the desired relationship.

    2. Be clear about your objective. Plan to attract others who are on the same path; smart, passionate, committed people. A clear objective can help quickly reveal the short and long term compatibility of new partners. That concept extends beyond an immediate 'upline/downline'. It's about all of your partnerships. Every connection has the link to the next connection. Setting your rules of engagement with intention can make those connections all the more powerful.

    3. Become educated and practiced in your art. In a business where a person has the potential to earn income on personal group sales and on an extended sales force, acquiring skill and confidence in communicating and selling can have a direct impact on the income potential. Treating any entrepreneurial venture with glib can be not only risky but a bold waste of time and resources. Which in turn, in the circle of business, impacts YOUR story and your ability to establish your integrity and plan.

    Hi Paula,
    Just a note to let you know how much the training has impacted my life and business. I feel that Communicating and Selling Effectively* is the most important part of our training in achieving our goals. I look forward to growing using this model in a new direction. In the last three years I have tripled my income. I have also qualified for the cruise in 2008.
    I look forward to participating in future trainings with my team. Just a note of appreciation.
    Suzanne Finkeldie, Endless Summer Marketing

    *New series starts Monday, November 26, 2007

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    Can we change other people or not?

    the power of creation. what is it and what role do we play, if any, in the circumstances around us. in particular, are we creating the way other people behave?

    Where does my creation begin and end? Where does yours begin and end?

    Can we impact the people in our life in such a way as to CHANGE their course of behavior?

    What if THAT is the purpose of our words;
    To use them to bring out the best in all of life around us?

    To speak and to see the best in everyone is to use our power to create good.
    To use words in a provocative and ill tempered way or mean spirited intention is using power in a negative way. Even worse; carelessly.

    It is how we interpret our experience, that ultimately colors our emotions.
    so different words and sounds, and volume usually represent different emotions.
    Think of a friendly whistle. A whisper. A shout of victory.

    Much of those emotions are learned.

    Experience, impression, emotion, belief, behavior.

    If there are people in your life who've had a series of experiences where bad impressions and deep emotions have created beliefs and behaviors that are totally contradictory to yours, it does not mean YOU have created that scenario for that person. Nor is it your job to fix it.

    However, if you are someone in their life who supports or encourages, consciously or unconsciously, the behavior you don't like more than you support and encourage the behavior you DO like, there is the risk of perpetuating the bad behavior.

    By being conscious of our responsibility and the power of our words, we can ignite our potential power for good. And CHANGE.

    It's the being conscious part that requires practice and discipline.
    Usually to get the ball rolling, WE get to be the power of good in our own life first.

    "I AM that I AM"
    The most powerful words. The name of Divine Creator.
    And a direct reference to self. Coincidence?
    I don't think so.

    The key to changing others is to live into the change we see.
    Live it now, just as you want it to be.
    Choose words carefully, so they always represent what you DO want.
    You are telling the story of your life. Every day, every minute.
    to yourself, to your family and your friends.

    What has to happen for us to live our life from the perspective that everyone has the full potential to be their absolute highest and best? How would your words be different?

    When everyone comes together with the specific intention of bringing out the best in life, our words and the power of our intention does evoke change. In ourselves and in the people in our lives.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007

    the Emotion of money

    Winning the lottery! Sounds like Happiness.
    Getting a bill for unexpected taxes due the IRS. Certainly something to cry about.
    A big sale usually stirs up Joy and Pride.
    Canceled appointments leave us feeling Disappointed and Rejected.
    Money left over after the bills are paid. Wow, that is true Satisfaction and Peace.
    Not enough money to pay the bills on the other hand gives us reason to be Fearful and Insecure.

    In most encounters with money, we not only feel the emotion, we also personalize it by being the cause and effect of the money that comes and goes or doesn't come. It's somehow all about us.

    I often hear people ask the question: "Do you know anyone who needs extra money?"
    What is 'extra' money anyway?
    When does the 'extra' part kick in?
    Is that over and above poverty level? After you've paid all your debt? Once you buy the second house in the country? It's funny, for as common as that question is, I don't know that I've ever met anyone with 'extra' money....

    And I think that is partially because we keep ourselves bound emotionally by the money in our lives. On any given day, I can tell the energy of my clients by how they are experiencing the abundance in their lives. If they are feeling restricted or doubtful the energy is low and cautious. Sad and worried.
    When they experience bounty, they feel powerful and strong. Our conversations open to new ideas for expansion and success.

    When we experience success we are more likely to believe success is possible ~ again.
    When we experience restrictions and financial difficulties it is easy to believe that we are bound for more trouble.

    What I wonder though is WHICH COMES FIRST ~ THE MONEY or THE EMOTION?

    If we practice the art of bliss and satisfaction in ALL circumstances are we more likely to attract and handle money more profitably?

    Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
    Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
    Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
    Care about other people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
    Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.

    Lao Tzu