This Week’s Cup of Jo : Fear…Reframe It and Go For It!


Fear…Reframe It and Go For It!

Fall brings an opportunity to create and embrace change in both your business and your life. It’s a time to clear out the clutter (mental and physical), try new things, self correct on what’s working and not working in your life and reset goals to finish the year strong.

For me change means new opportunities. For others it can mean being stuck and getting in your own way. Depending on which way you view it, the feeling can be both exciting and scary at the same time. It’s normal to experience both of these feelings. It’s important to push through your fear and to be open to and explore new possibilities. Getting out of your comfort zone, can be very uncomfortable!

Why…why…why is it so darn uncomfortable?

Whether we want to admit it or not, the answer is simple…because we are not in control. I’d love for you to try something with me. Just for a few minutes. What would it feel like to simply surrender to the feeling of not being in control? Just sort of give it God, to the Universe, to Spirit…Now, simply trust that you’re exactly where your suppose to be. Trust yourself to handle the process of change.

There’s a quote that goes something like this…If you want to be happy in life you need to control the sail of your boat and not the wind. So ultimately, it’s how you respond to the change. Because you can only control yourself, your beautiful big sail and not the world around you, the big blue ocean.

Here are four steps that can really help you breakthrough the fears that surround change… The faster your move through the steps, the faster you surrender and pass right through your fear. Acknowledge, Look, Reframe and Go!

  1. Acknowledge it: Take a minute to really acknowledge that you are uncomfortable. Look at why you’re upset and what you think the result of the change is going to be in your life, your business, your world.
  2. Next…Look at other possibilities: Even though your first thoughts may have been worry and discomfort, think about what other positive possibilities change could bring. Ask yourself…What’s another way to look at this? What are some other possible outcomes?
  3. Reframe it: Think of it in a new way: Here’s the fun part. You can reframe the feeling and outcome anyway you’d like. It doesn’t have to be fear and upset…maybe it’s excitement and curiosity.
  4. Go for it and always Play Big With Heart and Hustle: The only thing that ever holds you back is you. At any point in time you can choose to feel the fear…brainstorm other possible outcomes…reframe it and go for it. At the end of the day, the only thing that you are in control of you…it’s you who gets to choose!

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What Is A Master?

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What Is A Master?

A Master is someone who is empowered and resonates success. It’s a mindset that attracts the right people, possibilities and opportunities. It’s that same mindset that allows that person to seize opportunities with intention and passion, and without fear or hesitation.

What’s so powerful about one’s mindset is that it can be strengthened and developed. Thank goodness for that! Why? Because it’s the powerful link that determines your success in life and business!

Each of us can do many things very well. However…there is really only one thing that we can truly master. That one thing is to truly be ourselves and how we choose to share ourselves with the world.

Every one of us has a special and unique makeup which is perfect at its core.When we tap into our true core, it is then and only then that our real gift to the world is revealed. When you share your true gift with the world…you are  considered a Self-Master.

 Self-Mastery has 3 parts:

  1. The first is something very basic yet often overlooked. It’s understanding that each of us has a unique gift offering to the world, and that such an offering comes when we are truly authentic.
  2. The second is discovering (remembering) what exactly is our truly authentic self. This is a process which, in the beginning, takes work. It’s sort of like peeling back the layers of an onion to get to the real you.
  3. The third is sharing who we are with the world, in a way that only we can. Yes…each one of us has our very special brand of fairy dust that only we share in our own individual way.

What you do or how much you do in business or in life (after all, when you get down to it, if you’re being your true self, they are one in the same) doesn’t really matter. Real mastery is about knowing who you really are, and how you express that in what you do everyday. Below are 5 steps to get you on your way to Self Mastery. Wishing you the best on your journey…

5 Steps To Get You On Your Way To Self Mastery:

  1. Slow down, relax and look within yourself. You already have all the answers that you’re searching for…you just need to process through them.
  2. Break through the past and be present, in the now. That old script that you’re replaying in your mind is just that…old! We get to start each day with a clean slate. Choose to rewrite your script to something that serves you better in the present.
  3. Trust yourself and the process. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Enough said 🙂
  4. You are not alone. Reach out to someone to help you if you get stuck on your way to Self-Mastery. Choose someone you can trust, someone that will support you on your journey.
  5. Play big or go home. This Marianne Williamson quote sums this up…

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How To Be A Gratitude Goddess[Crown]-Keep-Calm-And-Be-A-Grattitude-GoddessStudies show grateful people are happier, healthier and better able to withstand challenges and hardship. However, sometimes, gratitude and thankfulness often get lost in the mix of our busy lives. Then, Thanksgiving comes along and gratefulness and thankfulness come to the forefront.

Our lives are filled with all sorts of people and circumstances… those we love, those who drive us crazy, those who support us, those who frustrate us, those who challenge us, those who bring us joy, and everything in between.

Practicing the art of gratitude shifts your perception and your energetic vibration that resonates out into the world. The Law of Attraction basically states that energy attracts like energy. Simply said, what we put out into the universe is what will energetically be attracted back to us. So… make it good!

Follow these 7 Ways to Keep Calm and Be A Gratitude Goddess…

In order to shift into Gratitude Goddess mode, consider this quote as you practice the seven ways to incorporate the Art of Gratitude in your life.

One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever. ~Robert Holden

Remember, certain relationships are more challenging than others, however, through each we have an opportunity to grow and evolve and to help others do the same. Relationships, conversations and even quick interactions personal and/or professional teach us something about ourselves… about loving, trusting, forgiving, setting boundaries, and taking care of ourselves and others.

What shift in perspective, perception or thought could you make to change your relationship with others? What shift could be a could positively impact your relationship with yourself? Use the tips below to create awareness to yourself about all of the things that you have to be grateful for in your life….

  1. Take time to be grateful first thing in the morning.
  2. Take time to be grateful in the evening right before you go to sleep.
  3. Keep a gratitude journal.
  4. Thank and be grateful for all of the people who love and support you.
  5. Be grateful for the button pushers, the people who make you crazy, challenge you and push you way past your limit.
  6. Thank your clients, your team, your mentors, your mastermind.
  7. Give back.

If you have any other ways to practice the Art of Gratitude, please share them with me below.

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5 Simple Steps to Find Your Fairy Dust



Those of you who know me know three things. You know that I…

  1. play big with heart and hustle! ™
  2. am committed to you having an aha: a light bulb moment, a breakthrough, a takeaway. I’m committed to your success.
  3. am my brand, and I stand in my integrity.

Those of you who don’t know me… you may be asking yourself, “Why? Why is that important? What does her brand have to do with what she does for a living?”

The answer is simple… because that’s my fairy dust.

fairy_dustFairy dust is that little something deep down inside that you are absolutely passionate about and do more fabulously that anyone else. My experience and education are important, but it’s my fairy dust that makes me successful in business and in life. 🙂

You, too, have your very special brand of fairy dust that’s uniquely yours. It starts in your heart, and when you share it with others through your business hustle, it really is your secret formula for success.

So how do you find your fairy dust? Here are 5 simple steps to get you on your way.

  1. Dig deep and make a list of 10 things that are really unique about you. Choose qualities and talents that are meaningful and natural. Be brave and honest with yourself. It’s absolutely okay to toot your own horn.
  2. Ask your close friends and family members what they think is special about you and separates you from others. Ask them what they think makes you fabulous. Pay close attention to the first 2-3 things they say. Those qualities they mention first are usually your biggest and best! (Make sure you practice the art of accepting and gratitude along the way!)
  3. What are you absolutely passionate about? Deep in your core? What gives you a pang and tug on your heartstrings? What is so important to you that you feel you have to share to make a difference in the world?
  4. If I were a genie in a bottle and could grant your ideal vision of your business, what would that be? Have fun here… the sky’s the limit!
  5. Look back at your lists above. Be still. What do you see consistently resonating from your answers? Take that, mix in what you’re passionate about, and visualize how you would use that to turn your ideal vision into your ideal business. Next, of course, add a dash of fun . Stir it all in, and… that’s your fairy dust!

Now, you just have to spread it around!

And always… Play big with heart and hustle!™

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