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About Followyourheartus

Hello and welcome to FollowYourHeartus. My name is Jules and I am Certified Life Optimization & Intuitive Coach. I offer transformational Coaching giving you tools to adopt a Wealthy Mindset, Abundance Mentality as well as Business & Personal Tools for Empaths. My website is www.followyourheartus.com. This will serve as the Blog where I can gift you with FREE RESOURCES to have the life you will truly love. Enjoy! Jules

What Are Your Dreams?…

What do you think about and dream about on a consistent basis?  What dream have you put “on hold” because you’ve been too busy or you think that it might not be worth pursuing?  And what dream have you thought about, but decided that “It’s too far off”, or “I’m too old” and “It’s too big, I have no idea how I will make this come true, so I need to wait and think about it” type of dream.  All our dreams come from our hearts.  Some of them have been there for a really long time, while others have come upon us in just the last few months.

Many times, dreams get in the way of our “real lives” and we push them aside because we think they are too big, too outlandish, too childish and silly or even to WOW.  The WOW dreams are the ones that make you want to literally change the World and even though they can be exciting, they can also be SCARY.

Dreams require you to stretch not only how you see yourself but also how you WANT to be seen because all of the time, your dreams will require you to step up in a big way.  In a way that you probably have never done before and that my friends, can stop us in our tracks.  And yet – I truly believe that your dreams are there for a reason – because only you can make them come true.

What if your dreams are really DIFFERENT than someone else’s?  For instance, you may have a dream that you may think no one else really has – starting a project that has never been done before or saving the Mustangs  – America’s last wild horses?  Does anyone care about YOUR dream or is it just your dream and because it’s yours you think “Well, maybe it’s not that important?”  These thoughts can come up especially if you think that your dream is small.  It’s not a “change the World” kind of dream and it’s not a “save lives” type of dream – it ‘s just a small dream that would be awesome if it came true.  It might not impact a ton of people but it would be huge to you – what about those dreams?

HEAR ME NOW:  If you have a dream, it has been placed inside of you for a reason because only YOU can make it come true.  There is a way, there is hope, it is there to challenge you in a new way that you and the recipient of the dream will benefit from.  My advice:  Go After Your Dreams!  No matter what others think of them (and by the way if you tell someone your dream and they think it’s crazy = your onto something!)  It can be big or small in task, large or small on who it will affect but if it’s your dream – you need to make it real and go after it.  No matter how long it takes, no matter what you have to go through to have it come true.  What is your dream?  And more importantly what next steps are you going to take to make it come true?

The World will be a better place if we all went after our dreams so why not make yours come true?

What You Believe Is True… Or Is It?

What you believe shapes your life.  We’ve all heard this, but what I want to ask you today is this, do you BELIEVE that whatever you want to fix (either about yourself or in your life) is NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU?  Do you think that Success or Money or Health or even Happiness is unavailable to you?

You didn’t come into the world thinking that absolute success is not available to you or that absolute love is not available to you.  Somewhere along the way, someone told you or you figured out that money and success is not available to you.  That belief will stay with you and radiate out from you,everything-the-universe-has-is-yours which in turn the Universe will mirror right back to you. Whatever is mirrored to you from the Universe – YOU CAN CONTROL and it all starts with your thoughts and beliefs.

Your thoughts become beliefs, your beliefs shape you and how you act.  They also teach others how to treat you.  Your beliefs shape your inner and outer world.  Why wouldn’t you want to control those beliefs and have them be positive not only for yourself but others in your world?  So how can we change them?  The first step is to notice them. Notice how you speak to yourself, and notice what you say about others.  If you are judgmental, drop it – judging is not a strength but a weakness.  Besides, it’s not your place to judge others (or mine).

So Step #1 is to notice how you speak to yourself and what beliefs you are saying on a consistent basis.  It can be something simple like “I’m not good with money”.  Personally, I have had that one for a long time and for most of my life I have not been good with money. But people change and learn and I am a smart person just as you are.  We are all born with the capacity to evolve and working with money is just like figuring out how your new iphone works.  It can be done, it may take time and even coaching if needed, but in the end it can be done – if you want to achieve it.

The next few posts we will discuss how you can move through the upcoming steps that can change your beliefs which will in turn, change how others and the Universe treat and see you. I help people find their life purpose and I teach them to be brave.  If you need help trying to figure out what your gifts are, please email me and we can chat to see if we are fit for each other.

Your Words Matter

In astrology, this is a number 1 year, which means that it is the perfect year to manifest exactly what you want in life, it also comes with a responsibility.  That responsibility is completely up to you if you want to exercise it or not, but what it entails is setting positive intentions and actions in the beginning of this month.  You see, everything that you say and do this month will lay the groundwork for the next 9 YEARS!!!  Yes, 9 years!  So, if you want to manifest abundance or big changes in your life, may I suggest starting with positive intentions.

The other side of that coin is that the intentions must be coupled with actions and the more positive the better.  At the end of the day remember, we all have a choice in the words that we use and the tone of how we say those words.  Recently, in an atmosphere that is far removed from the office, I have been hearing and seeing very negative words from those around me.  But it’s not only the words that bother me – it’s the cumulative EFFECT that the words have had on another person.  The words have been so harsh, that they have stolen a large part of someone’s confidence and courage.  You know, the thing that we all work on most of our lives so that others can’t tear us down easily.

In this instance, the confidence is in an area that the young woman has been working on to BE confident in for quite a while.  The crazy thing about the situation is that she IS very competent in this certain area. However, an adult (who should have know better), set out to destroy and undermine everything that the young woman has been working so hard to build up.  The circumstances and atmosphere are not important because it could have happened anywhere to anyone reading this.

Whether you know it or not, we all have an arsenal that is fully locked and loaded, and is ready to be used at any time and it has nothing to do with nuclear powers.  It comes in the form of words, which can be like razors to anyone’s self-esteem and confidence.  The lesson here would be to exercise caution and really think BEFORE you speak about how your words will be received – and the EFFECT your words will have long after they are spoken.  The more positive we can keep our thoughts, the more positive our intentions and words will be.  If you want to manifest abundance in your life and you strive to help others, let your words be uplifting and positive and your criticism be tolerant leaving room for others to grow.  We are all a work in progress but our capacity for change and movement in the right direction is one of our greatest assets.  I’m all for CHOOSING what I say (or don’t say) and keeping it in a positive light. What about you?  Where can you change your thoughts and move in a new direction?  You never know what effect your your words will have and how they may help someone along the way.

Are You Doing What You TRULY Want To Do With Your Life?

Happy 2017!!! Whoop Whoop!  I love this time of year because it let’s you (and I) begin anew.  We have a completely clean, fresh slate where we can write down our goals and begin to make our new dreams come true.  In just the last few days, I have been having an inner conflict and I wanted to let you know what’s going on, because I think there may be others who are going through the same thing.

Sometimes we start down a road that we THINK we want, but once we are mid-way on that road, we are unsure if this is the right road for us.  We have all been programmed since we were young to be successful, although everyone’s interpretation of success is different.  Some think large sums of money equals success, and others believe that being with loved ones and making a difference in life equals success. Whatever your thoughts and beliefs are on success are for you to decide – no one else.  Right?  YET...I see so many people not doing what they TRULY want to do in life.  They are not making the contributions they want to make and are SETTLING for a mediocre job, life and even settling for being less than happy.  I want that to change and this is important to me, because for so long I WAS that person.  I was not happy with my life professionally.  I was NOT taking aligned action and I definitely was not doing what was making me happy.  I was doing what was making my family happy.

So I traded my happiness to make them happy, but in the long run that will never work.  I can guarantee you, that if you do what others want you to do, that still small voice inside you will NOT be quiet and your dreams will get bigger not smaller.  Some excuses are:  “Your too far down the road now to make a change” – WRONG!  “Your too old” – WRONG! “You may fail” – That may be true, but you will be doing what you have wanted to do and there is nothing wrong with failing because you will learn what did not work and figure out a better way to try again.  Not to mention all the inner conflict you will have, guilt, shame and frustration because you will always be thinking “I need to try this, I know I would be good at it” and you don’t because you let fear rule your life.  You don’t want to disappoint and being a people pleaser, well, let’s just say that never worked out for me.

What dreams have been coming up for you recently?  What keeps you awake at night?  You know in your heart of hearts that the dream is something you are desperate to make happen because it would make your heart sing – even if you tried and failed, that would be better than living to please others.  Please take my advice and do what you TRULY want to do with your life.  What YOU want to do – no one else. That is why you are here after all and that is why you were created.  To do anything less will not make you happy.

So what dreams are you going to start making happen? What one step could you take today to make that dream in your head a reality?

Speaking in Baseball terms:  Remember, not trying is equivalent to complete failure because you never even tried to hit the ball.  You just sat on the sidelines, longing to play and the ONLY one keeping you on the bleachers is — YOU!   Let’s change that today!

So make the decision to put yourself in the game, on your terms and success and happiness will come to you instead of you chasing it.  PASSION CANNOT be faked.  Your passions and dreams are there for a reason – for you to make them come true.  Can I count on you to start living for YOUR dreams and no one else’s?  Now tell me what your passion or dream is that you want to start working on.  Deal?

Remember, I Believe In You (and your dreams)!

Julie

The Good & Bad of 2016 & What I Know To Be True

Are you ready for a New Year?  I am.  This email is going to outline what I THINK is important to you in the upcoming year. I don’t want to assume that I know what you are thinking, so I would be honored if you would PLEASE send me some feedback, so that I’ll know that what I am discussing is important to you.  I’d like to review 2016, starting off with the BAD, and then the GOOD will follow. PERSONAL NOTE:  This is the most transparent email I’ve written because I believe that my story may help you know that you are not alone in your struggles.

HERE IS THE BAD STUFF FOR 2016:  This year, especially the last 4 months, I got really, REALLY sick of all the marketing gimmicks and programs that were thrown at us. Most of them sounded like this “I just made $20,000 in the last week and you can too but only if you buy my program. This program is normally $10,000 but for you – today and tomorrow only – it’s $3,600″.  OK.  Me thinks that is a bit steep.  I know that we all want to transform our lives, but I actually saw a Coach that was charging almost $4,000 for a two day intensive in a far off location, which doesn’t include air or hotel.  I don’t know about you, but $5,000 for two days is a TON of money!  Just Sayin.

On top of that, I am sure you heard this line: “You need to INVEST in yourself FIRST, and then the Universe will support you.  You CANNOT be the inspirational person you desire to be, without investing (heavily, might I add), in me (that’s the coach talking).  If you are not serious about investing, then you won’t be successful!”  Boom!  Wow! What a way to lay the guilt trip on you!  Does it work? Sometimes, but I don’t want to sell people on my programs through guilt.  My desire is that they see the potential to change their life and partner with me because they believe in what I can offer.  (Guess I’m old fashioned that way!)

I discovered that the term Lady Boss turns me off (like completely!) as do the words “Leaning into Success”. Every time someone says” Leaning in”, I get it, but it makes me feel like I am on an amusement park ride and I am going against the G-Force.  Not the idea of success that works in my mind.

NOW FOR THE GOOD STUFF IN 2016:  This year I expanded like I never have before.  I was interviewed on a radio station and itunes pod cast, and I also conducted interviews with successful Entrepreneurs, and got more comfortable putting my message out there.  BUT (and here is a big but), I pulled back.  I did the classic Empath/Sensitive Person start and stop scenario, because deep down inside, I am always nervous about putting myself out there.  For me, there is a real fear that it’s not safe to be seen, which I am working on rectifying for the new year.

Mental note for you:  Identifying a fear is the first step so you can begin to work on it. You have gone from an unconscious thought/fear to making it conscious. Now you can bring it out into the light and make it dissolve and remove it’s grip from your life. 

Here is what I know to be true for myself and my clients (and these are in random order).

—->>>We all learn from others STRUGGLES.  If I can tell you what kept me from being successful through my fears or experiences, it may help you so that you don’t struggle like I did.  That is my greatest wish, to save you from what I went through, the overwhelm and not knowing how to use my gifts, trying to figure out ( and correct) what was wrong with me. The reality was, I was just in the wrong profession.

—->>>The influence of SPIRITUALITY on my business and life is something I like to talk about because I believe they are inter-connected.  I think the Universe supports us all and that God has a strong part to play in your life, if you let him. As an Empath and business owner, many times we need help from a higher power.  Having help from the heavenly realm is something I lean on for support & strength.

—->>>How you can discover your true POWER and your LIFE PURPOSE is very important to you and much of my mission.  So much of my professional life was spent doing what I DIDN’T want to do, because I bought the whole “You’ll make a million dollars doing XYZ in 2 weeks” and guess what?  It was a big fat lie. The BEST way you will make a ton of money and have true abundance is doing something you LOVE.  This is one of my signature strengths and will be a big focus for me in 2017.

—->>>You want a PERSON (not a PROGRAM) that will support you and push you to your next level, both personally & professionally.  You can’t take another year of being where you are (mediocre to very unhappy), and your ready to change, even if it means doing something uncomfortable and different.

Most Importantly:  Money as a driver is NEVER going to be enough to get you to make a change in your life – especially if you are a Creative, Coach, Healer etc. You and I, desire real change and want to make a positive impact that is personally ours.  After that, the money will come.

I am excited about 2017 and I would love to know what areas you need support in, so please send me an email so that I can empower and guide you.  Shortly you will receive a personal invitation to kick off 2017 with a bang by setting your goals, getting clear on your gifts and moving up to your next level of success. In the mean time…

I wish you a Happy, Happy New Year!  Now get out there and celebrate!!!

Julie

Follow Your Heart…(Even if it seems crazy!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and are ready for the New Year!!!  I can’t believe that 2017 is almost here and while most people are taking stock of this last year, I wanted to do something a lil different.  I want you to look forward and really search your heart.

Sometimes in life, we take the long way around.  Some of us know exactly what we want to do professionally with our lives when we are very young.  Yet others of us are multi-passionate and like to try on different hats to see which one fits us the best.  If you are one of the latter people (like I am), you may have tried a bunch of different career paths that STILL may not feel quite right.  But don’t despair!

If you are reading this, I can guarantee that you have a SPECIAL GIFT that you truly want to give to the World.  It may be something Creative like Photography, Writing a book or Painting. On the more Professional side, it may be being an Engineer, Accountant or Interior Designer.  You may even have a MUCH LARGER DREAM like saving Elephants or helping animals that are near extinction to stop being hunted. Your cause may be helping children that are refugees from war torn countries that have no family or home to speak of. There are many causes you can help with but here’s the thing to remember – YOU MUST FOLLOW YOUR HEART!  

If you follow your heart, you need to know that your ideas will probably not be popular and they DEFINITELY won’t be either easy or make sense.  Take this as a given and accept it – hell, even embrace it, because if you don’t put this little gem to the side – you will never decide to move forward with your “crazy” idea.

God may have given you an idea that may be HUGE and even a game changer that will affect the planet in a very big way.  This idea will probably have been rolling around in your head for a while and you have put it to the side because it is either too big, too hard or even the thought of it overwhelms you and you don’t know where to start.  It will also seem CHR-AAA-ZZY!! to not only you but anyone else that you tell about it.  EXPECT people to tell you that it’s too hard, it doesn’t make sense and it can’t work.

You may even do research on Google Ad words which will come up with very, very small numbers = not worth putting effort into due to low search results. (NOTE:  Google Ad words allows you to type in a phrase or words and it will show you how many times people have searched the web using those same words.  It basically tells you if what you are typing in is popular and people are looking for it – or not.) So LOGICALLY we have an idea that was placed on our HEART that is not being widely searched on by Google.  Our friends (and even sometimes we) think it’s a little bananas AND we have no way in hell of figuring out how to make it come true. BRILLIANT – THIS IS NOW SOMETHING YOU MUST MOVE FORWARD WITH!

Why?  Because it was placed on your HEART for a reason – which is that ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE.  Like Frodo in Lord Of The Rings, only YOU can get the ball rolling to start making a positive change in the World. Here is the really cool part, once you take the first steps towards your crazy dream, all the pieces will start to fall into place.  The Universe will support you and start to bring new people for you to work with and mentors to guide you along your path.  So don’t ignore what your heart is telling you any longer.  We never know how much time we have on this Earth and I (and I am sure you) want to do what we have been called to do.

Remember this:  Ryan Reynolds tried for 10 years to get the movie DeadPool made.  Everyone told him it sucked and he was crazy to want to do the movie but it made sense to him. He is now up for 2 Golden Globe nominations and it is the first superhero movie to EVER be nominated for one. (It’s awesome by the way, I have seen it at least 5 times – super funny!)  Steve Jobs was called crazy for a long time. Everyone thought what he was doing could not be done and was a far off dream, yet he made it come true and now to us a smart phone is normal.  What is a phone that only calls people now?  Archaic!  Follow Your Heart that’s all you need to do.

My specialty is helping people find their true purpose in life.  I am opening up a few select spots for my True North Package which includes a 2 hour deep dive to find out what you are truly here to do, as well as give you a detailed road map (with explicit directions) to put you on the right road to success.  Email me and let me know if you want more information on the True North Package.

Here’s To Making Your Crazy Dreams Come True,

Julie

"What in the what???"  Deadpool
“What in the what???” Deadpool

Never Dim Your Shine…

With the full moon that is here tonight and tomorrow night in all of it’s glory, I was specifically told to tell everyone that it’s so important – NOW – for you to send out all of your positive intentions to the Universe.  The Moon is so strong, it is the mastermind for the seas and it often has different effects on people.  The most important part for you to understand is that NOW is the time that you can truly manifest all that you desire.  The full moon is a catalyst to send your dreams and what you desire into action –FAST!

Scenario #1
Scenario #1- Don’t Be So Colorful!!

What does this have to do with Never Dim Your Shine?  A few days ago I got an image in mind of what you see below.  As you can see, there is the Black and White Peacock that is telling the beautiful, Colored Peacock to “Stop being so colorful”.  In other words, make yourself smaller, be black and white, don’t be so “out there!”  This is a hard one for those of us who are CREATIVE or DIFFERENT to swallow.  There have been many times in my life (and yours too I am sure), that I have been told to “Stop it” and “Act like the rest of us!”.  In my opinion, the reason this happens is that people get jealous and they also don’t understand original opinions, art, thoughts etc.  What they don’t understand, they want to not only shut it down but also shut if OFF.  THEY are more comfortable being a sheep, but when you are an Innovator at heart and see things differently than others – what they don’t know is that you can’t stop it.  The amazing thoughts that come into your head are just that – innovative and daring thoughts that can change the World.

I am sure that Steve Jobs was told a million times that his ideas “Could not be done”. Can you imagine being in the room when he came up with an idea of the iPhone.  The language probably went something like this:  “It’s a phone, but it’s also connected to the internet, holds your pictures, allows you to see movies, and it’s a calculator and flashlight too, among many other things”.  The employees must have been thinking “But it’s JUST A PHONE!!!”  Do you see the difference in Mindset?  Yet Steve Jobs KNEW it was much more than that.  It’s innovative and DIFFERENT thoughts like those that can and DO change the World.

Scenario #2 - SHINE ON!!!
Scenario #2 – SHINE ON!!!

The second picture is one of where my thoughts are now and I encourage you to be as well.  It is hard-won and comes with maturity and the KNOWLEDGE that just because you are DIFFERENT, does not mean you are LESS THAN!  It means you are different, but in a MAGICAL way!  Being different is always hard because people don’t understand what you are thinking or how you came up with your “crazy” ideas.  Yet, being different is AMAZING!  It’s what makes you – well, YOU!  It’s what allows you to accomplish the goals and dreams you have set for yourself.  Just like Frodo in the Lord of the Rings – he was the ONLY one who could accomplish the task set before him – no one else was equipped to handle the journey – he was MADE to do that job.  I believe that whatever dream or goal is in your heart right now – you are FULLY EQUIPPED to do.  I believe that no matter how “crazy” it sounds (even to you), or how outrageous or different it may be – it is there for a reason.  For you to ACCOMPLISH THAT TASK!

Next time you are thinking outside the box or daring to do something that may have never been done before – think of the Peacock in the second box and don’t dim your shine or not show your colors for anyone!  After all you are the only one who can wear those colors the best!

I teach Entrepreneurs how to be BRAVE and reach their goals by helping them see their life purpose.  Reach out to me with questions or if you need help hitting a goal and want support along the way.  Remember:  I BELIEVE IN YOU!  Shine On!

Julie