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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?

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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

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

The Art of Saying Yes… And How It Can Change Your Life!

Recently I spent some time with a girl friend who is near and dear to my heart.  She is older than I am, and someone that I can hang with and be my truest self.  This time we were spending ALOT of time (like 9 hours) in the car going to a wake.  These things are never fun, but you need to support your family and partner even when you don’t want to make that type of a drive.  Being in the car that long allows you to really get to know someone and I made a discovery that has been haunting me ever since.

You see, this girl friend is stuck in her ways and not only is she stuck, she doesn’t even know how much happiness she is missing out on.  Worse than that, she is actually TURNING AWAY ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITIES the Universe has for her – and basically saying “HELL NO!” to whatever good stuff comes her way.  Here is how the conversation went.  (Two important items:  1)  She lost her husband 12 years ago which lets you know how much time has gone by – just so you have a backdrop for the story.  2)  She goes to the same vacation island year after year and never deviates or visits any other place on the planet.)

Me:  “Hey, have you ever considered going to another vacation spot?”

She:  “NO!”  Answers very quickly and with authority.

Me:  “Why not, there are so many beautiful places to see?

She:  “No, I like it where I’m at.”

Me:  Umm, ok.”   A little later on as she is going on and on about her late husband – “Have you ever thought about getting to know other people as potential partners?  I mean you are still young and you could live another 40 years.”

She:  “NO!  I’m not interested in sex!  (Really mean and snippy).

Me:  “I didn’t say anything about sex!  I was thinking about companionship.  You know, someone to talk too.  It might be nice to have another person that you could have fun and do things with”.

She:  “NO, he was the one and that is that!” (Pretty much that is that and we will speak no more on this subject you idiot – is the vibe I got).

Me Thinking:  “Okayyy,” and I thought where do I go from here which basically went nowhere.  I just stopped talking.

(To be fair here, I understand that she lost her spouse and I do believe that you only have one true soul mate.  However, you are still here on this planet and living and if you are going to be here for quite a long time, it might be nice to have someone to talk too.)  And that’s the way the trip went.  Not only was she super bossy, more importantly, I really wondered if she was even listening to what she was saying to me.  All of the answers came fast and sharp – like the wicked sharp end of a knife – WITH NO WIGGLE ROOM FOR CHANGE as part of the package.  So, I sat there and thought:  WOW!  She is LITERALLY PUSHING AWAY ALL OF THE ABUNDANCE, WEALTH, OPPORTUNITY, AND WAYS TO MEET AMAZING PEOPLE  AWAY.  She is not just saying No to the Universe – she is saying “HELL NO!”  I want no change in my life.  Are you like this person?  Are you pushing away prosperity that could already be yours if you had only said Yes instead of No?

So many of us are preprogrammed to say things that we have inherited from other people – like our parents.  Things like “I’ll never make enough money too” or “There’s never enough to go around” or even better “I will never have enough”.  What do you think the Universe hears?  The only job the Universe has is to GIVE.  However, it will give you what you put out there energetically and what you say.  Your words and thoughts have true power so when you say “No, I don’t want anyone new to walk into my life” the Universe hears that and says “OK! she does not want anyone new to talk too” and you will stay lonely.

I don’t want anyone to push the gifts that are RIGHTFULLY YOURS away.  You need to think about what your saying and listen to the words that come out of your mouth – especially if they are unconscious.  If you are not getting opportunities, abundance, wealth, new paths to be successful and happy – chances are you may be saying things like my friend was saying – which is a big, fat NO!

In the next couple of posts, I am going to talk about how to get yourself out of this predicament AND I have also cooked up something special – a couple of webinars complete with free worksheets on how to have more wealth and abundance in your life. Look for that later on this week.  In the meantime your assignment is this:  Really listen to where you are saying No too in your life and each time you say it – write down when you said it and what you said No too.  It can be something as easy as “Do you want to go to lunch?  No.  Do you want to meet my new friend? No.  Those are both opportunities that you just said a big fat No too.  It does not matter how small the perceived opportunity is. Maybe you go to lunch with someone new and you form a friendship that really turns into something wonderful and prosperous.

Let me know what you are saying No too and I will soon give you ways to turn that around to a a “HELL YES!  Abundance and wealth – here we come!”

To Your Most Abundant Life Ever!

Julie

She has a Bugatti but drives it like a Honda…

There is someone I know, very well, who has something amazing in her possession but she

BUGATTI
BUGATTI

has no idea what it really is or what to do with it.  She is a wonderful person who has a successful business, but she could have such a MUCH BIGGER impact than she has – but doesn’t.  What is holding her back?  Her fears.

You see all her life she has tried to change, tried to do better and bigger things.  But it seems like every time she steps out, she either pulls back (Self-sabotage) OR she has something come up that stops her in her tracks (Overwhelm or difficulty standing in her power).  This is common, because I have spoken to many women who do exactly what she does – they know they are not fulfilling their destiny but they can’t figure out the WHAT that is stopping them.

The problem in a nutshell is that you and I are hard-wired to past traumas that make it very difficult to be successful, because these traumas are in our deep subconscious.  Let’s say you have a goal that you really want to attain, yet every time you think of that goal – you don’t think of roses and happiness.  You think of the things that have stopped you in the past i.e. Shame, loss, not finishing what you started or even worse – failing completely.  If you have tried to be successful in the past and have had no customers and no one buy your programs, chances are that no matter what you say to yourself CONSCIOUSLY, it will haunt you SUBCONSCIOUSLY.  Your subconscious controls you and represents 98% of what you do and the thoughts you have.

I have been working on my mindset for the last four years but I would have to say it is always a work in progress.  There is always a new lesson to learn or I discover a new AH-HA about why I do some of the things I do.

I would sum it up to you this way. The successful woman I know owns a BUGATTI!  Yes, a gorgeous Bugatti that is fast as hell and can do anything you ask of it.  It is literally programmed to go fast, be sleek and not to mention it stands out in a crowd in a way that we all dream of owning.  YET – she drives it like a Honda.  Now nothing against Honda’s.  I own one and as a family we have owned Honda’s for years.  However – there is NO COMPARISON BETWEEN A BUGATTI AND A HONDA!  One is a super hot sports car that is pricey for a very good reason – it’s fast and crowds gather around it like nobody’s business. Not everyone owns a Bugatti.  But many, many people own Honda’s.  I see tons of them every day.  They are low to moderately priced, easy to attain and are good, stable cars. What they are not – is a sleek race car like a Bugatti.

So I ask you this – If you had a Bugatti how would you drive it?  Most people would drive it like it’s meant to be driven – fast, with a purpose and getting a ton of looks as you go by. Instant Rock Star Status has been achieved.  You would NOT drive it like a Honda on your way to work – perhaps tail gaiting other cars, stopping hard on your brakes and driving it “the speed limit”.  Don’t you think if bought a Bugatti you would learn how to drive it correctly and assertively?

Here is what I want to leave you with.  It is VERY possible that you have a Bugatti in your garage.  Not a real Bugatti, but your Bugatti could be the amazing idea you have or how you want to impact the world.  What you want to do with your life could offer you instant Rock Star status as well as bring about an important change that should happen in the world.  But you may be acting as if you are driving a Honda – holding back, not showing up the way you need to and definitely not taking action and risks that would really pay off for you.  Which way are you feeling and acting on any given day?  How are you showing up for others or for your business daily?

Are You A Diamond In The Rough…

Diamonds are one of, if it not the most, coveted item wanted by everyone in the world. They are rare, Diamondpriceless and are worn by women (and men) alike, as a sign of their commitment to their partner in matrimony.  Most people are only interested in the end result of the diamond, how many carats it is and how brilliant it is.  They see the beauty in it and love to show it off for everyone,  It’s timeless, elegant and  sparkles like crazy!  What’s not to like.

What most people don’t even think about is how diamonds are made.  Here is the process of how a natural diamond is created:

1. Bury carbon dioxide 100 miles into Earth.

2. Heat to about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Squeeze under pressure of 725,000 pounds per square inch.

4. Quickly rush towards Earth’s surface to cool.

Oh and by the way, diamonds were created 1 to 3 BILLION years ago.  A diamond that does not go through this Carbonprocess is just a piece of carbon.  Nothing glossy or sparkling that you would want to wear on your hand.  The question is, could you spot a piece of carbon that might look like nothing interesting and see the POTENTIAL beauty in it as a diamond? Would you be able to look at a hunk of rock and tell yourself “I can totally see that as a gorgeous 2 carat cushion cut diamond?”

I feel like someone who has gone through the process of BECOMING like a diamond, can probably spot a POTENTIAL diamond the easiest.  Diamonds are made with pressure, which in human terms can look like trials, potentially insurmountable obstacles, addiction, death of a loved one and many other painful experiences.

Once a diamond has reached it’s full state, nothing can break it and the reason why is because it is super hard.  No matter how much heat you apply to it, it won’t change it’s shape because it was created with heat and pressure.

I wanted to remind you that I can see the sparkle of that bright diamond in you.  I can see that many of you have gone through traumatic experiences, but those of us who are still standing, are diamonds only because of the hardships that we’ve been through.

“Here’s the key – you can not only SURVIVE but THRIVE!”

I believe you are all diamonds, whether you are showing up as carbon right now does not matter.  What matters is, that at some point along the way, you will be a diamond as you were destined to be.  It makes it so much easier to look at it this way – either way pressure will be applied to you and your life.  Some types of pressure may be very uncomfortable for you and may even break your heart.  There are only two potential outcomes that are available to you – you will either break in half as a carbon (this cannot be achieved unless you totally give up on yourself!), or turn into the bright, brilliant diamond that you are underneath the carbon.  Which outcome will you choose?

I always value and read every comment you leave and I would so appreciate your thoughts on this.  You can check out the website at http://www.TheGiftedEmpath.com or hop on over to the fb group and join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/578977005589932/