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Author: linda

Why Do We Hesitate To Do The Thing We Love?

Too much risk – of rejection, of failure, of feeling not good enough?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s the thing, the people who reject us, or think we’re not good enough, are NOT our people. They’re not our tribe. We are looking for people who are looking for us!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Reduce the risk – Stay focused on connecting and creating community with the people who share your vision and values.⠀⠀⠀⠀
?⠀Don’t miss out on your free Soul Code exercise.

Do You Know Your Sacred Why?

We all have one, a “sacred why”. It is actually the thing that motivates us each day – not the job, or the money but the difference we can make.

It struggles to be heard and tries relentlessly to take the lead. It is formidable and tenacious – even when it has been stuffed down and compartmentalized as “it’s too late”, it pushes on.

If you listen carefully and offer it an opportunity to be heard, beautiful things will be revealed.

We will all see you.?

(This picture is from the basilica Segrada Familia in Barcelona. This is the way the light filters through the windows naturally. It brought me to tears.)

Self-Esteem is Like a Muscle

Self-esteem is like a muscle – you build it up. How? Not by mentally thinking yourself to it, or inheriting it, or having it mystically be there one day.
No, it happens by doing esteem-able acts. We need to feel that what we’ve done is worthy, valuable, heart-warming.
Many successful people do not feel true self-esteem. It’s never too late to get stronger and build that esteem muscle. What actions warm your heart when you do it?

Circling Your Own Sun

Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings – perhaps we all suffer from a fear of what happened to him?

We all have dreams and aspirations. Let’s imagine that they are figuratively our Sun. Instead of flying straight into it and transforming old form into new – we circle it – hesitant, wanting guarantees, analyzing what everybody else thinks.

In that time, we melt our wings; crashing back down to earth feeling beaten and ridiculous for even trying.

I see this over and over again. People presumably clear on what they want or where they want to go, but completely unable to make substantive change.  They may spend a great deal of time, energy and money on “getting there” only to look up and still be in the same spot.

What can you do?

1. Be aware that struggle is seductive.

It sometimes dresses up as effort. Just because you’ve put forth the effort- emotionally, financially, intellectually – doesn’t mean that you’ve made progress.  Warning – unrequited effort will often leave you feeling justified in complaining or blaming which only leaves you in victim-mode and which also keeps the ego in charge. It looks like you’re trying but the ego is maintaining the status quo.

2. Take stock of where you are. But don’t ask how first!

How close to the sun are you? How long have you been circling?  Are you flying around the right sun? Or should you be in another solar system? Ask what it is you want, why it is you want it and whether its true for you?. Keep doing that until you can boil the desire down to its bones.  The how will reveal itself.

3. Reduce the effort.

Yes, I said do less, not more.  Decide that you’re going to stop complaining, blaming, or beating yourself up. The soul doesn’t complain – that’s the ego’s gig.  Instead, every time you feel like something is not the way you’d like it to be, you can query yourself on what you’d prefer. [Here’s another tip: often the questions we ask – provide the answer or direction to the answer we need.]

Photo by Luis Graterol on Unsplash

Imagine It!

You must create the possibility, not only in your mind but also in your heart. The idea will not survive without a heartbeat. It will attempt to form as you think or even talk (too much) about it, but like smoke, it cannot hold its form without a container. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In humans, the first thing we can see and hear following the idea of conception is the heartbeat. There is a reason. Your dream or idea or heart’s desire is no different. Give it life. Feel it. Dance with it. Talk to it. Imagine it in full bloom.

What is Your LEGACY?

What is your LEGACY? In my new course Business Design Lab for Women, we explore the legacies carried in our energetic fields. From life lessons to our creative sources. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This picture is from my grandmother and grandfather’s wedding. I have gained from them many blessings which I carry in my energy. My grandmother was a teacher and administrator. My grandfather worked for the post office and ran a successful theater venue in Chicago. I see these “through lines” in my life today. It is a fascinating exploration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you want to learn more about my upcoming 6-week course, first, write down this passcode &=!zAj10 (case sensitive). Second, click this webinar link to watch the Intro Webinar replay! ⠀⠀

I Miss Travel

This picture was taken at Milan Central Station.

Anyone who knows me knows I would have been to at least three countries this summer. Travel is the reason I started my other business ZoeGoes. @ZoeGoesOfficial.

Because of shelter in place, I haven’t ventured far from home. The pictures help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Were you supposed to travel this summer? Where?

Go Play!


“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.” ~ Willy Wonka

Go Play! I know it may not feel convenient but do it anyway. It doesn’t require a grand itinerary, just a simple pleasure – a leisurely cup of tea, a game of tennis, cutting up with your favorite old movie – you get the idea.

The great paradox is that a little fun now will enable you to be more focused later. (Or at least you’ll resent the demands less…)

This week: Tap your inner child and renew your outer adult.