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Feel stuck bringing your idea to life? Here's help!

Oct 23, 2018

Here’s a version of the pain my clients experience: Martha wanted to write a very important book – one the world needs to read.

However, she couldn’t commit to writing it, even in small chunks. We explored where she was stuck, made a plan, and designed Action Items for her to implement.

Next session? She reported all the reasons why she didn’t write over the past two weeks.

Time. Kids. Job. Life.

Some days she just didn’t feel like it.

Other days, she knew she should, but she just couldn’t.

We used various tools to figure...

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Your magical dust is needed

Oct 23, 2018

When women create money doing the things they LOVE, the world becomes a better place.

When they don’t have to think things like, I can’t afford it.  I have to ask my husband.

Or, I want that, but I can’t have it.  We need that, but we can’t have it.

That shit is dis-empowering. I only realized it AFTER I started making my own money doing something I love.

But it’s scary to believe you can make money doing the thing you love.

Doing scary things is a challenge for me every day.  It’s exhausting because there are...

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How to stop hiding

Oct 23, 2018

Lately, I’ve been hiding from myself.

I’m ready to scale my business & know exactly what I want to do: help Creatives bring their ideas to life.

Simple, right? It’s needed, too – Creative Women are everywhere. I meet a new one every day who needs help getting her idea out of her head.

So…I’ve got my why. I’ve got my who. Hell, I even have my HOW!

But my brain kept finding excuses: I wasn’t “FINDING THE TIME” to make my program come to life!

It swirled & swirled in my head. But I took no...

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Here's what's going to happen in 15 minutes...

Oct 23, 2018

I want to share this trick I have that keeps me on track…

I call it 15-Minutes-From-Now-Jen. 15MFNJ has saved my ass many times.

Like, when I want to have a piece of pizza, but oh yeah – I’m gluten-free. Because Celiac. And IBS.

And in 15 minutes, I will hate 15-Minutes-Ago-Jen.

To use this tool, I need to be aware of what I’m doing…and I’m not always so great at that.

However, when I am, 15MFNJ is really effective.

Here’s what happens: there’s something I don’t want to do because I think it will be very...

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A sure way to stop unconscious self-sabotage

Oct 23, 2018

Did you know we do things because of how we THINK it will make us feel?

For example, imagine a plate of chocolate brownies homemade by my stepmom.

{She makes a MEAN chocolate brownie. Irresistible.}

I THINK that if I eat that brownie, (or plate of brownies – let’s be real) it will make me feel filled up. Satisfied.

I think that it will make me feel happy.

That’s it, man. If I eat the brownie, I will be happy.

That’s the thought, anyway. Because, can we just talk about what comes after I eat the brownie?

It is most definitely NOT...

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How to get your idea OUT of your head & into the world

Oct 23, 2018

“Do you have an idea burning inside you…like it eats you up…that you really REALLY want to bring to the world?”, the presenter asked.

She picked one of the 25 raised hands, and the woman who answered almost wept. “Yes. So much. But I’m so afraid. I’m terrified. I’ll never make it happen.”

My heart broke for her…she has a dream and is too afraid to bring it to life.

She must be so frustrated! Angry. Discouraged. Defeated. Paralyzed.

It took everything for me to stay seated and not go hug her.


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Jump in the Waterfall

Oct 23, 2018

Remember Y2K? We thought the world would end – or, at the very least, we were going to lose all data and set ourselves back to 1900?

Well, I missed the whole damn thing because I was in the Costa Rican jungle in December 1999.

On the cusp of 30, traveling with college friends, I was young, broke, happy, and excited about my future on this trip.

But fear always lurks, keeping us from truly being in the moment. And for me, I feared the many “out-of-my-comfort-zone” elements of this vacation:

  • The vegetarian-only food, which ran against my...
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Have you ever been sick of yourself - or someone else?

Oct 23, 2018

Have you ever been sick of yourself?

Like, everything is shitty and if you could just clear the decks and start over, you’d get it right this time?

I’ve tried this. Done it with jobs. Food. Exercise.

Some people do it with social circles or friend groups. Or relationships.

It often starts with the thought, “This time I’m going to…” Or, “I’ll never do ______ again.”

This is the Life Overhaul. And there are definitely people who it works for.

Some of my community college students do this. Rebrand themselves...

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A Weird Request: please start wasting time this week!

Oct 23, 2018

This is ridiculous, but one of my favorite ways to waste time is to PLAN.

I love sticking my nose in my phone’s calendar to plan future outings, dates, experiences.

Often I don’t actually HAVE the dates, experiences, or outings I desire because I waste so much time just thinking about them.

I actually created a word around this habit of mine: calendaring.

When I’m on my phone, ignoring my husband and my kid, I tell them, “I’m recharging! I’m calendaring! This is fun!”

They roll their eyes. Let’s be honest:...

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Sick of yourself? What to do when you can't get anything done

Oct 23, 2018

I’m guilty of overstuffing my brain. I’m kind of addicted to it.

I lerrrrve online courses! And when I’m listening to podcasts or reading books, I don’t feel like I’m wasting time.

I feel like a student – and a good student this time!

But this constant intake of information is a slippery slope. It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole, losing great amounts of time in the name of ‘research’.

I love to read & listen & watch & think. But sometimes…I do not DO.

It’s called Passive Action: ...

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