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Is Your Business in a Rut? 3 Steps to Overcome the Overwhelm


Article by Kate Burkett
Photo Credit: Laura Jade Stone
Magazine: Issue #38

Is Your Business in a Rut? 3 Steps to Overcome the Overwhelm

Is Your Business in a Rut? 3 Steps to Overcome the Overwhelm

Clearing the emotional blocks that are standing in the way to you making money living your purpose... three ways to heal resistance right now!

It is so interesting how resistance shows up for us as new healers and health coaches. Do you often find yourself feeling stuck, tired, overwhelmed and full of reasons why your new online business will not work? Are you getting clearer about your desires, you finally feel like you know what your life purpose could be… 

Just as you’re about to have a huge quantum leap and then all of the sudden you are falling in to old unhealthy habits and loosing sight of your vision. Why?

  • You can’t get up in the morning it’s so hard.
  • Falling in to a downward spiral…
  • You’re not smart or qualified enough to help.
  • Stuck because you don’t have any money.
  • Who are you to be a coach or a healer?
  • Why does it feel so hard to live your purpose and desires?

Why does resistance seam to show up just as you are about to have a breakthrough?  

You wake up, on the day you are going to get so much done, with a heavy dark cloud of self-doubt, an illness or an emergency that suddenly consumes your whole day. It can feel like the world, your body, your family, your day job are all conspiring against you. Why are you in a constant state of second-guessing yourself?

Today I am going to show you how in three simple steps you can heal this relationship that you are having with resistance. 

1| You have total control of your resistance ~ even though it can feel like the opposite sometimes. Your life is not happening to you, you are creating it! You might be thinking why would I be creating resistance to something that I want to do?

You are not consciously creating it: resistance is rooted in our subconscious, the part of you who wants to keep you safe. When things are new and different your subconscious tries to protect you by keeping things the same. Thus you fall back into old patterns that feel comfortable. The more aware of this truth that you are the more you can shift out of it.  So start observing your “resistance” as it comes up with out self-judgment. Become aware of how your subconscious mind is trying to keep things the same and keep you safe.

2| Fear is the root of your resistance ~ how to transition into love. Even though it is not obvious why we are feeling stuck, coming up with excuses or getting sick every time we make movement in our business or toward living our purpose, there is only one reason that resistance shows up. Fear! You might be feeling like why would I be afraid of living my life purpose or helping other people live healthier lives? It is all rooted in the subconscious and our child hood programming.

So you have two options, you could spend years in therapy and hypnosis to try to heal your past or you can learn how to choose love over fear.  Are you ready to choose love?

This is so fun and so simple! Next time resistance shows up in the form of overwhelm, lack of clarity, excuses, illness, lack of motivation or depression: instead of choosing the usual path of negative self talk and self-judgment ~ choose self-love! In you’re lowest of low, in the midst of your downward spiral choose to encourage yourself, to compliment and build yourself up!

3| Surrender and ask for help ~ you do not have to do it alone. When you can shift out of self hate and judgment for not showing up, not finishing the task, not completing your to do list, you are in a more open receptive state of mind. With this self-love practice you have softened into a space of receiving… this is what you actually want anyway. You want to receive more money, more freedom, more community and more clients.

You may be feeling vulnerable; you were just knocked down by resistance. However you have been able to maintain self-love and now you have an opportunity. This is the important part. Ask for help to stay on track next time! Reach out to a friend and ask for accountability, reach out in your community for resources, hire a coach, join a group mastermind, go to therapy or counseling.

There are so many free resources out there, do not let yourself fall into resistance and fear around asking for help, stay in a place of self love and reach out! You cannot do this all alone!

A Quick Recap ~ How to Heal Resistance! 

1. Observe your resistance without judgment, start to notice patterns and cycles.
2. In the midst of falling off course or feeling stuck allow yourself to find compassion and love for yourself.
3. Open up to an energy of receiving and ask for help in your community.

Beauty this is your time to shine and I do not want you to be on this hamster wheel forever. Start interacting and reaching out now!

Share what you have observed about your own resistance in the comments below.

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3 Limiting Beliefs That Are Hurting Your Style Groove


The way we do one thing is the way we do everything... so the way we dress says *a lot* about us. In this episode of Living in NEON, Eyenie shares 3 limiting beliefs that could be keeping you stuck when it comes to how you dress. Isn’t it time to blast through them and finally stand out like the badass you are?!

Living in NEON! with Eyenie Schultz

Are you ready to step out of blah grey-scale and leap into NEON?! Join SoulStyle Coach & Visibility Facilitator, Eyenie Schultz for "Living in NEON!" to learn how use your unique beauty, mad style and mindset to feel WOW and live a life you mega dig, and let the authentic YOU radiate!

Host: Eyenie Schultz

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4 Success Strategies to Help You Stay Focused


Article by Marlyne Pierce
Photo Credit: Halley Elefante
Magazine: Issue #36

Stay Focused And Win In Business And Life

Stay Focused And Win In Business And Life

Success is never a straight line, assuming you've lived pass the age of 13 - you know this to be a fact! However, one big predictor of success and happiness is your ability to be persistent and remain in the game, even after upset and disappointment. Here are my favorite tips for staying the in game, and winning, time and time again. 

Winning Tip 1 :: Refocus on the Prize

When I was a sprinter in high school, my coach always told the team, “no matter where you are in the race or how many people are ahead of you, never look back. Even if you are in front - never look back.” 

Looking back slows us down. 
Looking back takes us out of the game and into comparison. 

Looking back takes our eyes off the prize and could literally mean we lose out on our win.
Even if you do slip up and take a glance, remember! Winning sprinters NEVER look back. Quickly refocus on the prize. Keep your eyes in your lane and on your goal. It’s the best path forward.

Winning Tip 2 :: Be Selective

When I was growing up, I use to be upset when I found out my friends didn’t tell me ALL that was happening with them. Then as I matured, I realized that sometimes even with the best intentions, if your friends do not have the same vision or foresight as you do, they can stunt your ideas before you even have a chance to fully evaluate them. The fact is you have to be selective. If you know someone will kill your dream by being negative, asking too many uncomfortable questions, or giving you unsolicited advice - don’t share your infantile ideas with them. Wait until you have planted your seed and it has roots, then you can share it with a wide audience. Especially in the early stages of your idea, be selective and share only with other like-minded winners, mentors who have taken a similar path and individuals who you know can understand where you are going and give you guidance that will help you to flourish.

Winning Tip 3 :: Desire is Destiny Calling

No matter what your situation might look like, remember that if you have a deep desire in your heart, you can achieve it. We are built that way, providing the situation is healthy and good for you, your desire, your courage, and your confidence to go after it, can be just the fuel you need to achieve it. If you are pursuing a goal that is not your true and deep heart’s desire, you may find that you become frustrated very quickly. You may find everything to be a struggle and success will be difficult and hard won. Depending on how you were raised, you may have a belief that working harder to achieve a goal, even if you heart is not in it, is the only path to success. But, unless that goal serves a much higher purpose for your life, you will only be wasting your effort and you will soon be burnt out. So when you have a setback, don’t be so quick to beat yourself up. Sometimes you might just need a moment to reevaluate and assess if your next best step is aligned with your heart’s desire or if it will lead to the ultimate outcome you want to create. Your heart’s desire is truly the compass you need to achieve your destiny.

Winning Tip 4 :: Stay in Prayer

When others try to downgrade you. Prayer and connection with the divine will upgrade you. Stay in prayer and meditation, even a few minutes per day can make a world of difference in lighting your path. Your spirit needs that connection to stay energized. It is really the key to being able to refocus, to have the discernment about who to share your ideas with, and to know without a doubt that your deep desire is meant to propel you towards your ultimate destiny.

Bah-bye Debbie Downer... Creating Positive Energy in your Business


Article by John Scardina
Photo Credit: Victor of Valencia
Magazine: Issue #35

Creating Positive Energy In Your Business

Creating Positive Energy In Your Business

Everything in life is made of energy and all of this energy needs to flow creatively and freely. When energy is blocked it comes to a standstill and reverts into a negative entity. This entity creates sickness, emotional turmoil, and an overall negative feeling within your being. This energy also exists within your business. A business that is stuck or blocked possesses this negative energy. 

I work with energy on a daily basis and never take it for granted. As a Reiki Master/Teacher and a coach for those with Empathic abilities I am conscious of energy at all levels. Energy is a basic building block of our world, both physical and spiritual, and we also need to create a positive energy in our business to allow the creative flow of this energy. This creative flow allows your business to succeed with peace and ease.

Since I own a holistic business and practice these methods of creating such energies, I would like to share some methods that create this energy into your business. None of these being hard by any means, just methods of projecting mindfulness into all aspects of your business.

Your business space

Is this space cluttered and in chaos? Clean it; clear it of all unnecessary clutter, this removes old and or negative energy and raises its vibration. Create a space that is peaceful to your mind and soul, a place you want to be in. Don’t be afraid to Smudge (Sage) your space. Doing this removes all negative energies for the space and new scientific studies have proven that smudging does actually removes impurities from the air in your space. Place bowls of salt or a salt lamp in your space to further remove negative energies. The salt lamps are great for removing negative ions from the space especially near or around electronic devices. Use protective stones and crystals within your space, some good protective stones that repel negative energy are Onyx and Obsidian.

Your mind and body

Take some time for yourself prior to beginning any business activities. I know this sounds like the impossible, but it is necessary in order to create these positive energies. 
Use essential oil or scent such as lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, etc. to calm and relax yourself. Meditate, go outside for some sun, doing any type of physical activities that will help you stay grounded in your body. (e.g. Yoga, Tai Chi, martial art, jogging, boxing, exercise, or some kind of sports you enjoy, etc.), get some fresh air. Surround yourself around plants or trees of high energy and get grounded with them. Drink pure water. (Bless your water with positive energy before drinking it. And remember to thank it for purifying your body as you drink it.) Eat proper balanced nutritious meals and feel your emotions, always feel your emotions. 

Only after these practices should you start to conduct your daily business routine. Be mindful of all processes of these practices and then invite them into every process of your business to create a constant positive energy. Do not allow the daily hectic stressors to break down any of this energy you have created and you will succeed peacefully as an entrepreneur.

3 Keys to a Total Money Makeover


Article by Jasmine Sreenika Crystalsinger
Photo Credit: Sajas Minrah
Magazine: Issue #34

3 Keys to a Total Money Makeover

3 Keys to a Total Money Makeover

Are you a Global Glamazon on a mission to captivate the world with your wisdom and do you sometimes struggle to create the income and impact you desire?

If you've been in business for yourself for any length of time, you will have surely encountered one of those dark nights of the soul where you feel you've done everything but still remain stuck in a holding pattern when it comes to your finances.

This frustration can even lead to bouts of fatalistic thinking, visions of shamefully slinking back to a soul-sucking 9-to-5 cubicle or worse.

Self-doubt is normal, but sliding into a downward spiral of chocolate truffle binges serves no one. And it doesn't get you any closer to running your gypset empire from a private turquoise lagoon in the Maldives, either!

So, put that truffle down- it's time to start stalking success the right way, starting with what's between your beautiful, bohemian ears.

What's needed is a money mindset makeover and the great news is that you can begin today!

Pleasure, purpose, and prosperity form a sacred triad and I teach a specific process that allows you to activate the trident that is their power.

Sacred Success Key 1| Pleasure
The biggest mindset mistake I see with clients who are struggling to expand their wealth consciousness is thinking that they will be happy when they earn a certain amount of money or achieve a milestone in their business. 

While some achieve their goals this way, they're almost always unfulfilled and left wanting more.

Your emotions are a very important guidance system and when you don't feel happy, you are invited to stop, get clear on what you truly desire to call in, and decide to start feeling good RIGHT NOW. What lights you up? What fills you with energy? What makes you feel juicy and magnetic? 

When you operate from a place of joy in your business you become mesmerizing and will magically attract clients, fans, and allies who will help lift you to the next level because you've switched them on. 

In addition, journaling about your joy juicers will help you channel genius money-making ideas, AND attract more opportunities to feel good in your life and business!

Sacred Success Key 2| Purpose
WHY do you want what you want? What will increased income allow you to experience, create, and contribute to your own evolution and to the lives of others? 

Your WHY is your driving force and your north star that allows you to navigate to miraculous new continents of achievement. It's the lighthouse that brings droves of ideal clients to the shores of your business to be transformed by your truth and to finally achieve their cherished dreams. It's what allows you to remain committed and stay the course so you survive stormy seas and sail more swiftly to success.

Spend some time in nature connecting to what makes you feel passionate and what fills you with a profound sense of achievement. Write down an experience that made you feel that way. Revisit this in your mind with all of your senses as a way to ignite the fire of your purpose and watch as you attract more opportunities to fulfill your aspirations at the highest level.

Sacred Success Key 3| Prosperity
For many, prosperity equals money but when I question my clients, nine out of ten times, their goals for prosperity are quite vague.

To begin, ask yourself what prosperity means to you, not what your family, spouse, or society believes, but what you feel and wish for in your heart of hearts.

• Does prosperity equate to a certain amount of money? If so, how much, and by what date do you desire to receive it?
• Does it mean a certain freedom and ease? If so, what does that look like?
• Does it mean an influx of exciting opportunities, if so which ones?

Feel prosperous right now by regularly showing gratitude for all the marvelous abundance you have in your life already!

Imagine experiencing the prosperity you dream of as if you had it RIGHT NOW. Any resistance you may encounter could point to underlying negative or ambivalent beliefs about money. 

Write these down, then drown them symbolically in a bucket of water. Choose to pen a new prosperity story. Write in the present tense and describe your life in detail as if you were currently experiencing your money miracle. Know that you have all you desire available to you right now in your energetic treasure trove. 

Make it a marvelous morning ritual to ask your intuition: "How can I achieve this?" Then record the insights and synchronicities that appear to bring your desires into manifested form. 

Take inspired action consistently and you will be amazed how quickly you are able to achieve your dreams by overcoming the fear that keeps you safe and playing small so you can instead expand into pleasure, joy, and infinite possibility!