On introspection and choosing another path

In my other life, as a health coach helping people gain a healthier relationship with food while losing weight happily and healthfully, I have recently made a pretty major business decision. It is one of those shifts that is like jumping off of a cliff. It feels like there’s no going back. Like you’ve got to be all in–100% committed–or the scene will look like one from the coyote and roadrunner cartoon.

The thing is, I wasn’t getting anywhere with what I was doing. I was doing everything the marketing people told me to. I was authentic, passionate, and unique. I had an elevator speech. I regularly shared my story with soul-baring honesty. I walked my talk and am a product of the plan I was trying to sell. All I heard were crickets. Could it be that I wasn’t clear about what I was selling? Essentially I was selling myself on the internet. I mean, that’s pretty vague.

Authenticity is one of my core values, so my business plan reflects that. As a result, it is both rigid and fluid, and that might come off as wishy-washy. My compass is my internal barometer, which sometimes causes me to float in circles. I needed a solid plan, but first I had to figure out what was wrong with the other one. Continue reading “On introspection and choosing another path”

First Random Daily Prompt Post

In an effort to increase my blogging frequency I have decided to respond to the Daily Prompt on WordPress at least on the days I don’t have ideas. I will still publish my regular blog on Monday which I will promote the same as always, but these will be little bonuses. I am upping my game from Weekly Blogger to Daily Blogger. Yes, I am very busy, thank you very much, but I am also dedicated. I’m planning on outworking the competition!

Today’s Daily Prompt is Percussive. The first thing that came to mind when I saw that was, “Yikes, maybe I’ll wait until tomorrow to respond.” Then I thought of striking…the heart chakra is Anahata in Sanskrit which means “unstruck”…the heart’s beat is undeniably percussive…I live my life from a heart-centered place, marching to the beat of my own internal drum and endeavor to inspire others to do the same in their own lives. In this way, we find our authenticity and begin the journey towards true, lasting health. It’s practically the backbone of my business. Yep, I can write about that.

Authenticity is one of the three intentions I have kept this year. In every decision I have Continue reading “First Random Daily Prompt Post”

Be Authentic.

I have been working on a post all week that is just not working for me. It doesn’t feel authentic. It started to feel forced, so I’m giving it some space. Maybe it will happen next week or next month. Instead, I’m going to talk about one of my intentions – Be Authentic. Staying true to yourself. Leading from center.

“The call isn’t out there at all, it’s inside me.” ~Moana

How do you know what is authentic for you? Short answer: If you have to force it, it’s not authentic. But, hold on. Sometimes I have to force myself to get out of bed, to exercise, or Continue reading “Be Authentic.”

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