Archive for October, 2016

TIP: Dance. Yes, You!

October 24, 2016

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Like a phoenix taking flight from the ashes of war, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars radiate how the human spirit prevails.

Their music offers us the gift of perspective. Through unimaginable hardships, we can still rejoice in faith, joy and optimism.

Years ago, I watched a documentary about them twice in a row (first for the story, second to listen to their music). I looked them up online and discovered they were on tour performing at a nearby, small club the next day!

Instead of sleeping, I drove an hour to see their 11:30 PM performance and was able to meet them back stage. As I shook hands with each of them, I said what an honor it was to hear them play, and I had respect for them and all they went through.

They emerged from a horrific eleven year civil war in their West African country and unexpectedly spent years in a refugee camp. Now, instead of wallowing in bitterness and victimhood, they share joy through their upbeat music.

This weekend, I had an opportunity to see them perform again. This time in a big theater.

The stirring sounds pulsed from the stage begging us to dance or at least tap our feet or sway.

Almost everyone sat rigidly unmoved as if to say: I expect you to entertain me. It’s your job to make me feel. Move me… in spite of myself.

In spite of my problems or mind-numbing job. Dealing with family. Being stressed or bored with life.

But the band wouldn’t let us sit as passive participants. 

The drummer stood up, walked to the microphone at the front of the stage only to say these words:

Ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to dance.

My friend didn’t want to at first. “I don’t know how to dance like they do.”

“Just move,” I told her. “Let the music move through you and dance.”

Soon half the audience was on their feet. Smiling. Waving their arms.

We followed directions to “shake it.”

There were periodic check-ins with the audience: Are you happy?

For those who didn’t allow the music to move them, the rhythms taunted like an annoying beggar. Some left.

Allowing the music to flow through us, a joy of spirit broke free into happiness and remembering how much fun life can be.

Your TIP is to dance!

Don’t be a passive bystander to your life.

When you let the life force move through you, you remember joy.

When you feel good, you’re in alignment with your true self.

When you’re in alignment, you’re in Divine Flow – and this is how you receive all good things for your life and business.

Go ahead, dance. Dance in your room or office. Bounce to the beats in your car. Shake your booty by yourself or ignite a friend’s passion to play along.

Allow energy to flow through you, the same energy that allows your business and life to soar to greater heights.

Dance. Yes, you!

Are you happy?

It’s your life. It’s never to late to dance, be happy and allow your dreams to come true.

TIP: My Embarrassment – Kinda

October 19, 2016

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Full disclosure: I was sitting on the… well, where I was sitting is beside the point. Except that I just woke up and felt relaxed.

The crazy thought came to me: what would I say if someone asked this question. Can you name an embarrassing moment?

The only thing that came to mind is what if a client saw me the way I look now.

The night before I returned home at midnight after seeing Patrizio in concert (reference to last week’s TIP) and would travel soon to be with a friend and see him perform again that night.

Before I left, however, I decided to book a Liberation of Lunacy phone session (LoL) with a new client. LoL is a technique I created to liberate fear, anxiety, lack, limit and doubt through your power of choice, perspective, love and putting your Essence in charge.

Lunacy because we’re all a little crazy when our ego’s in charge.

Liberation because people feel tremendous relief from the mental and emotional burdens they’ve been carrying. They free themselves to pursue their goals in a bigger way and get powerful results.

Usually I’m showered and dressed before my sessions. I feel fresher and more present.

With my time considerations, I decided to wear a lightweight bathrobe that I’ve used for projects around the house – paint stained and with, shall I delicately call it, a plunging and very revealing neckline.

During her session, we were deeply focused to help her release.

Apparently, there’s a beep that goes off when FaceTime turns on. I didn’t hear it but suddenly noticed that I was seeing a face instead of the phone’s keypad.

I asked what happened, and she said FaceTime came on. I stumbled around to turn it off, confusing because I already had it turned off in my setting.

I was so engaged in the process that I didn’t consider the ramifications of a new client observing her coach she’s never met in what could be a test run for Halloween.

Oh well. Nothing I could do about it. It is what it is. Time to get ready to leave.

However, the next day during a follow up call, I asked about it. She informed me about the beeps and had the good grace to turn FaceTime off when she realized what was happening.

That explains why her voice didn’t reflect shock.

Here’s the powerful part.

I casually had the thought that morning. I had no resistance to it happening because it was playful, mental banter. Never even considered any real consequences.

There was no wondering if I could create such a scene. No doubt to gnaw at me. No fear or anxiety. Just a pure idea, a simple thought going out into the universe.

Within a couple of hours, what I claimed as an embarrassing moment occurred.

Law of Attraction at work.

Whatever we focus on comes to pass. Casual thoughts included. Silly thoughts. Angry thoughts. Frustrating thoughts. Any thought.

Thoughts create feelings. Our feelings manifest.

We are that powerful.

You are that powerful.

So if you don’t like something in your business or life, don’t feed it by thinking about it.

Think about something else.

It’s your life. Don’t turn your power and happiness over to another person, a politician, someone who “done you wrong,” or any situation – even if it feels hopeless.

There’s always a way out!

I spent the weekend watching The Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium online with nearly 50 world-renowned doctors and experts with a mission to educate, expose and eradicate cancer. The information works for any illness.

Cancer and other diseases are not death sentences.

There are countless alternative modalities and strategies for healing that work! Redirect your focus to see them and take action.

We always have a choice: hold onto old beliefs or be open to transform into something more wonderful.

This is true for your health, your business, your finances, your life.

Choice: at times, needlessly suffer or die leaving loved ones behind or be open to change.

It’s about education. Outside your box exists a magnificent world of possibilities.

YouTube videos on the life-saving work of The Truth About Cancer is a great place to start for your health.  

Your TIP is to use your power on YOUR behalf to consciously create what you choose.

Masterminders will recognize that this is inspired by Resolved for Results Principle #6:

I believe I am worthy and deserve to achieve my goals or something better, and I choose to use my personal empowerment on my behalf which allows me to serve life more fully.

There is a new Resolved for Results mastermind team forming, which includes the classy and dynamic woman who graciously turned off FaceTime without missing a beat.

If you have a yearning to break-free of your current circumstances and be richly compensated doing what you love in a BIGGER way (or even clarifying what that is), this is your invitation.

Email me at vg@ResolvedForResults.com to learn more.

Recently I talked with a Masterminder who told me that when she was little she prayed and prayed to make her the person God wanted her to be – a good person and here to do something. Now in her sixties, for the first time ever, it’s happened. No more low self-esteem. She’s happy, shares her many talents and lives everyday with meaning and gusto, feeling great about herself and life.

Imagine how much you can manifest with joy and by skipping the embarrassing hard parts.

TIP: Have fun. I did with Patrizio!

October 11, 2016

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Not having enough fun isn’t fun.

I’ve talked with several people having this experience. Hanging out by themselves, watching movies or searching the internet. Not going out with friends. Bogged down with daily living. (If that describes you, you’re not alone in being alone.)

In January, I included on this year’s mind map of goals Fun, Adventure, Travel, Dancing and Friends. My intentions have been working.

This weekend I had fun! Lots of it.

About ten years ago, I heard recordings of Patrizio, an Italian singer with an amazing voice. When he came to town on Thursday, I got a strong nudge to see him and went with my friend and client Belinda Mendoza, a feng shui expert for prosperity.

It was a surprisingly superb show.

When he mentioned he was performing in San Antonio the following night, and I already had plans to meet another friend and client there, I asked Carol if she wanted to go.

First, she and I enjoyed Happy Hour at Tower of the Americas while having a great conversation as we watched the sun go down.

We were having so much fun that we got to the theatre way past when we planned – 8:04 for an 8 PM concert.

Who did we see at the door? Patrizio and his fabulous band.

We laughed and joked together with Patrizio. He took selfies with us – oh shucks that they didn’t come out quite well enough to share.

We were already on a high from having so much fun, and then the concert started. His intention is for his audience to enjoy ourselves, and we did beyond expectation.

During his song “Mambo Italiano,” I was the audience member with whom he chose to dance a brief segment that’s part of his show.

If you ever have a chance to see one of Patrizio’s concerts, it’s great entertainment. He’s such a warm person and a phenomenally talented singer and musician who cares about his audience.

He sets the tone for joy, and I didn’t see one person who wasn’t moving to the music, smiling or shouting out their accolades of enthusiastic approval. That’s why people from coast to coast drove or flew in to see him.

After the show, we returned to the Tower to see three short movies with special effects.

Then, we took a walk to a nearby park.

Carol Warkoczewski is the City Architect of San Antonio, and she showed me Yanaguana Garden, which is a new 4.1-acre park. 

Carol and her team, amongst others, played an important role in the park being the popular San Antonio highlight that it is today.

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Getting a park tour from Carol about the cutting edge design and creativity was… well, by this time my mind was getting blown by how many wonderful experiences I was having.

Supercharged ride on divine flow.

What an amazing couple of days!

Your TIP is to have more fun! Take time to enjoy this wonderful world.

We all need to play.

When you lighten up, your goals and dreams manifest more quickly and with grace and ease.

Find your Patrizio and go have some fun.

 

 

TIP: Break for Freedom

October 4, 2016

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My neighbor posted online that her two dogs escaped the yard.

After she wrote of their safe return, I messaged her saying that I went out to look for them and had the impression they were out on an adventure.

She replied: “Probably like the time my sister and I decided we would run away from home, jumped out our bedroom window with a pillowcase full of clothes, and got to the end of our gravel driveway before deciding this probably wasn’t a good plan!”

I shared with her a similar experience when I had had it!! I packed my little suitcase with the intention of running away – to my next door neighbor’s home on the other side of the driveway. It ended with the adults having a good laugh about it.

Her response: “I guess we all have our stories about the ‘break for freedom!’ “

Recently I’ve heard several “break for freedom” stories.

They started with how they “had had it.”

Do you yearn for greater freedom about any of these?

  • Worrying about lack – not having enough money, skills, production, time
  • Not feeling good enough, worthy, deserving, adequate
  • Not knowing where to get more business or how to grow it more
  • Longing to share your gifts in a bigger way with big dreams
  • Really, truly wanting to break with parts of the past and old patterns
  • Procrastination and fear
  • Lack of clarity, doubt
  • Being appreciated by friends, family, relationships, business associates
  • Different home, vehicle, ways for life to be more fun and meaningful

Have you noticed that whatever happens to you in your life and business, you’re the common denominator?

You’re in every one of your experiences – even though you might feel that others were doing things to you.

Running away from home or yourself doesn’t work because no matter where you go, you’re still there.

Pushing feelings down and ignoring them is a weighty subject. No diet will work if you’re eating emotions creating extra fluff to the butt, hips and tummy.

The most effective way to break free is to release old patterns,  clarify direction, align your energy for success, design a plan, get support, learn new tools and consciously create.

But where do you start?

Your TIP is to let go.

Instead of trying to figure what you gotta do, feeling that you have to micro-manage and control things for fear all h___ will break loose… step back, take a breath and let go.

Don’t give up but give over – give over to a divine energy that’s greater than what you can imagine.

The more you let go, the bigger the space you allow for miracles and successes to surprise and delight you.

Looking for support on letting go and breaking out for more freedom?

A new Resolved for Results mastermind team is forming now with great people registered who choose to align their energy for success.

All meetings are by phone, so you can be anywhere where you have access to Skype or a phone.

If you feel a longing to let go and share your gifts or business in a BIGGER way, message or email me with your questions to learn more. vg@ResolvedForResults.com

Know someone who’s ready to break for freedom? Pass this on.