Posts Tagged ‘Do What You Love’

“I Honestly Didn’t Think I’d Ever… Be Happy.”

October 16, 2017

 

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Sad Statue in Reykjavik, Iceland

 

“I think Virginia has met the person she can’t help,” confessed my client about her previous thoughts. However, feeling better than the dark pit she’d been in for years, she decided to take my Resolved for Results program a second time.

At 60-years-old, she told me she was “habitually, genetically, psychologically, emotionally and medically depressed.” 

For over ten years, she was “flatlined, checked out and not showing much interest in anything.” Add to that traits she learned during her childhood from an emotionally unstable parent: judgmental and overly critical of others and herself.

We met at a gym many years earlier. She recalled that I was friendly towards her and did some kind of work about career and business. She thought about contacting me but never did.

Just before her divorce from a 27-year marriage and leaving the house she helped to design and build, she reached out for help.

“I had to do something different. I had to trust someone because my voice, what I had been telling myself, wasn’t reliable.”

This was a world away from who she was at 16-years-old.

As a teenager, she was an apprentice to an artist from whom she received extensive lessons and even traveled with this man and his family. Visiting them every summer in Santa Fe, they became another set of parents to her for seven years.

It was during their trip to Mexico that he developed his distinctive style that catapulted him to become a world-famous artist whose work is now displayed in the Smithsonian.

Eventually, they went their separate ways.

My client married a good man and joined him to create a successful, construction business.  She believed she “should” have been happy, yet she spiraled down into an ever-deepening depression.

She beat herself up heavily for this, wondering what was wrong with her.

Used to blaming herself, she didn’t realize her self-proclaimed fault wasn’t the reason for how she felt.

Not doing what she loved was at the core of her depression.

She talked herself into believing this didn’t matter, yet she now sees that “this was the key to my soul!”

How she went from “the dark side” to the light.

My client began to experience feeling up and then returned to her familiar down periods. As she learned new tools and perspectives, she was able to sustain feeling good for longer periods of time.

Yet, she didn’t trust feeling light because it was different from the darkness that became her uncomfortable, comfort zone.

Unbeknownst to her, she’d been in preparation for when her new self emerged, which she now calls “a person I don’t even know who’s now come back.”

When her famed teacher came to her town, she felt well enough emotionally and mentally to attend his exhibit with another artist friend.

Little did she realize that being in this environment would trigger her turning point. Her spark for living reignited, and her whole life transformed into a joy that she didn’t believe she’d ever experience.

One month since her “shift” and in a few days from the time of my writing this, she’ll be a guest at this artist’s home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a couple of weeks. After, she’ll visit friends in Colorado, a trip she wasn’t up to making a few months ago.


Because of her extra-ordinary and personal background as his student and apprentice as well as being considered one of the family, she’s enthusiastically considering a professional recommendation to write a memoir about her experience with this artist and his early days.

It took her nine months to make this dramatic turnaround and overcome more than a decade of sadness and inertia. She got her life back.

“Before and during the beginning of my working with you, I never believed that I would be anything other than dark and depressed.”

There was no way she would have dreamed up or planned the way life orchestrated what’s now happening.

Her change was possible because she:

  • Resolved to change
  • Got help
  • Gained clarity
  • Let go of the past
  • Unveiled and released beliefs she didn’t know were holding her back
  • Learned new tools and perspectives
  • Followed the positive voice in her head instead of the negative ones
  • Set powerful intentions. 

All of these changed her energy, which led her to be at the right place at the right time and willing to receive her heartfelt desires and happiness… even though they seemed impossible!  


One month after meeting her old teacher, she sent me this text:

“Still up!!!

I honestly didn’t think it would ever happen.

Thank you for believing in me and teaching me how to be happy.”

After years of isolating herself and being withdrawn from the world, now she “can’t stop talking.”

Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.

She told me, “I can’t thank you enough. You saved my life.”

It’s never too late to do what you love and be happy!

Don’t give up.

It’s worth overcoming your mental chatter and limiting beliefs that you can’t do what you love because of fill in the blank reasons.

You are worth it.

You can be financially successful. You can build your business to stellar levels, enjoy your ideal work or share your gifts in a BIGGER way.

You can be happy.

Starting now, you can create your best life ever! It’s your choice.


 

I work with people, at any age, who choose to share their gifts or business in a BIGGER way but don’t know how, feel stuck or would benefit from new tools or support. I help them be richly compensated doing what they love by aligning with their Soul’s goals.
Copyright © 2017 Resolved for Results, All rights reserved.

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TIP: The Four Tops and The Temptations – Wow!

November 8, 2016

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“Are you feeling alright? Oh yeah. Put your hands together.”

With horns blaring to their harmonies and synchronized moves, the Temptations delivered a non-stop, high energy performance, starting with “Get Ready” along with favorites like “My Girl” and “Just My Imagination.”

Both groups played full out, giving their all.

The magic took off at another level when the Four Tops came on stage: “Feel it. Feel it.” And we did.

Abdul Fakir, the only original of the Four Tops who’s still with us, turns 81 on December 26! No way he looked or acted that on stage!! He’s on the far right of the photo.

Roquel, the son of Lawrence Payton who was one of the original Four Tops, has got the moves! He’s on the far left.

Abdul talked about the joy, celebration and positive energy of members of the Four Tops who’ve passed. Their energy lives on.

For their encore, we were all on our feet shouting along with “I Can’t Help Myself” (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).

Hearing the old songs and seeing the dancing brought us back in a time machine. Everyone had memories.

My earlier life flashbacks during the back to back performances, and set up time in between, nudged me into a mini life review.

That’s where I was when their music played. I went through being an adult. Now I’m here.

What happened in between?

When you look back at your life, what do you see?

No matter what you’ve done or haven’t done, here you are now.

There are ups and downs (by the way, everyone has them not just you), but they change.

One time you’re surrounded by those people, another time you’re not.

Your livelihood and circumstances altered.

When you look back, you can see everything that didn’t work, who done you wrong, your mistakes and unfulfilled dreams.

However…

You can see another timeline, too – who you helped and helped you, what you learned, who you became along the way and visions for your future.

No matter what perspective you choose, you cannot fail at life.

There are no angels with clipboards keeping a tally of judgment on you. That’s a human invention.

You are divinely loved and accepted for who you are – a brave Soul who showed up on this planet, learning and growing.

Just like a baby isn’t judged for falling while learning to walk, neither are you while you’re learning.

While freeing yourself from self-judgment, consider this.

Think about a time in your life, let’s say ten or twenty years ago.

What you experienced felt like your never-ending world. Then it passed or morphed into something different.

Now you’re here in this now.

What you think, feel and envision now are creating what’s to come.

How clear is your vision because it’s your blueprint for your life and business that’s yet to come?

Your TIP is to create your life or business to be Wow!

Care enough about yourself to be happy and do what you love instead of what you think the world expects of you.

Decades ago, while in a very sad situation, I had a dream. “Find your heart and rescue it.”

One way you can do this is to honor yourself and your feelings. What are they guiding you to do?

If you feel unhappy, unfulfilled, unhealthy or your business or finances are bringing you down (not enough time, money, feeling good about you – or can’t get no satisfaction), that’s called a clue!

It’s time for a change – do something differently!

Your past is behind you.

In the now, are you being kind to yourself? Are you doing what you love?

Is your business or life what you choose?

If it isn’t, in Star Trek lingo, are you on a trajectory to “make it so, Number One”?

Your happiness, health and finances depend on it.

Regardless of your answer, you can make new decisions.

You’re still breathing, so it’s not too late to change your viewpoint, make new choices and do what you love.

Regardless of your age or circumstances, you have more than enough time to have your life and business be a series of Wows!

 

Virginia works with people who long to share their gifts or business in a BIGGER way but don’t know how or feel stuck. She helps them ignite their Soul’s goals and be richly compensated doing what they love.

For more information on upcoming mastermind groups or a complimentary Do What You Love Break-Free Session, email Virginia at vg@ResolvedForResults.com

Copyright © 2016 Resolved for Results, All rights reserved.

TIP: Spring Into Action

March 22, 2016

Today is a new day

What would happen if you truly realized your power and focused it? How would your life change?

How great would your relationships and home life be? Your business and finances? Your health and vitality? How much better would you feel?

What would more insight, balance and innate intelligence do?

You send out energy and a universal force matches it – you see the results in your world. Life isn’t arbitrary. It’s the effect of your clarity, thoughts, beliefs and feelings.

Spring is in the air regardless of what the weather’s doing. It reveals opportunities for change.

A woman shared that her husband, who’s the major breadwinner, lost his job last month. She was encouraged when reminded what happened during the weekend. First, there was a storm with hail, rain and strong winds. The next day brought blue skies and sun.

No matter what’s going on in your life, what you might consider good or bad, there’s always an opportunity for growth and something better with blue skies.

You’re the creator of what your next chapter looks like. Spring offers a new chapter for you to write.

A key is to hold a clear image and feeling of what you choose.

When doubt sneaks in, you tarnish the image and produce tarnished results.

Then, take inspired action.

TIP: Spring Into Action

Tap into the energy of spring as an opportunity to renew your business and life.

Revisit your dreams and goals. How are you doing? Are you making any progress?

In a way, your answer doesn’t matter as it reflects your past.

It’s your current decision that makes a difference.

Every day take a step in the direction of your goals.

Believe you can create something fun and wonderful, and you can.

When you tap into this feeling, you create good feeling mojo.

The more you enjoy this energy, the easier it is for you to be richly compensated doing what you love.

This or something better.

Regardless of your circumstances, you have a choice about how you feel about you, your goals and your life.

No calamities, people or experiences can dictate how you respond and feel.

Learn. Grow. Move on. Spring into action.

Be richly compensated doing what you love.

One more thing…

Maybe you’re thinking I know all this, but there must be a disconnect because I’m so ready for new and better.

To spring into action and your awesomeness, contact me for a free, one-hour Do What You Love Break Free Session at vg@ResolvedForResults.com.

HEALTHY & WEALTHY LIVING IN AUSTIN

October 31, 2015

You know how it feels when so many things aren’t working that you want to pull a blanket over your head and never come out?

That’s what happened to me in the early 90’s, and that brokenness was my turning point. My personal and professional breakthrough not only brought me back to life, it was the foundation to help others share their gifts with the world.

For the very first time ever publicly, you’ll discover how what I learned can help you as I share my story From Burnt Out to Turned On – Be Richly Compensated Doing What You Love Faster and Easier than You Dreamed Possible!

Please join us next Friday, November 6, at HEALTHY & WEALTHY LIVING IN AUSTIN, a Professional Women’s Group. Guys, if you’d like to come and be surrounded by women, you’re welcome, too!

We’ll meet at Strange Brew Austin Coffee Shop, 5326 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745. (map)

Meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

No reservations are needed, and it’s free!

This is what you’ll discover:

Many people feel discontent because they know in their hearts that their business or life can be so much more.  My talk especially hits home for those who may feel stuck, confused or don’t know how to create more money, success or really enjoy what they’re doing… and it doesn’t matter if they’re just starting out or a seasoned professional.

Here are some take-aways from my talk:

  • Learn how to be turned on instead of burnt out with your business and life.
  • Find out how to design and manifest your business or a passion-filled life that YOU create where you’re richly compensated doing what you love.
  • Experience a simple tool to transform any confusion and worry into clarity, inspiration and action.
  • Discover the #1 obstacle holding back your success and an easy technique to stop it.
  • Understand the power of masterminding and how to access it to manifest your goals and dreams beyond your wildest expectations.
  • Reveal how support can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than trying to do everything on your own.

Virginia GoszewskasVirginia Goszewska (go-SHEF-ska) is a Do What You Love Coach who awakens people to find their passion and be richly compensated doing what they love.  Based on decades of extensive research and discoveries, she created the unique mastermind and success program Resolved for Results: A step-by-step guide to live your dreams even if you failed before, lost hope, are afraid, stuck or confused.

At top-level leadership positions in international corporations and non-profits, Virginia received awards in sales, training, management and business development. From SE Asia to the U.K., from Canada to Mexico, thousands of people worldwide have benefited from her expertise, support, inspiration, compassionate insights, and common sense. She and her teachings have been called an oasis of cool water in a desert.

Since her crisis from poor health, finances, marriage and career in 1991, she now uses her story of transformation from being burnt out to turned on to help people share their gifts.

Some of her clients’ successes are an oil business worth over $100 million; becoming the City Architect of a major US city; top Realtors; 80% increase in commodity trade profits; and much more.

 

Pilates + Doing What You Love = Saturday 10/24

October 16, 2015

Improve Your Moves and Find Your Groove

a Workshop to Align Your Body and

Design Your Life Doing What You Love

When you’re aligned inside and out, your body, thoughts and feelings are strengthened and balanced for you to live the life of your dreams… and your confidence goes through the roof.

Combining Pilates and Do What You Love coaching, you will activate your core support, in body, spirit and daily life, to awaken your natural intelligence. When your core is alive, your posture improves – in how you move your body and find your groove – so you live a passion-filled life.

Energized by the synergy of Lindsey and Virginia, you will come away with breakthrough insights and practical actions to live true to you.

You WILL:

  •  Release tension in body and mind as you dump physical and emotional stress.
  • Create a foundation for effective movement and flexibility to help you move through your life with ease.
  • Find your groove and design a passion-filled life that YOU create where you’re richly compensated doing what you love.
  • Learn a simple tool to transform any confusion and worry into clarity, inspiration and action.
  • Enjoy freedom by getting unstuck – physically, emotionally and mentally.
  • Discover the #1 obstacle holding back your success and an easy technique to stop it.
  • Experience the power of masterminding and how to access it to manifest your goals and dreams beyond your wildest expectations.
  • Reveal how support can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than trying to do everything on your own.

Saturday, October 24, 1-5:30 PM

Vitality Pilates Austin, 508 E. 53rd Street, Unit 100, Austin, TX 78751 

Your investment to live the life you were born to enjoy is $150. Space is limited. Friends and family are welcome!

Call Lindsey now to register at (512)921-2921.

Who Are Lindsey and Virginia?

Lindsey BrannonLindsey Brannan was introduced to Pilates in 1998 while studying at the School of Nashville Ballet. Two years later, an injury ended her dance career, and Pilates took on a new purpose – to build strength and heal her own body. Having received multiple certifications in Pilates, she now helps others to live pain-free.

Virginia Goszewska (go-SHEF-ska) suffered from poor health, finances, VG - lisa 2008marriage, career and everything else that could cause frustration. Since 1992, following decades in international businesses and non-profits as well as her discoveries of how to enjoy a fulfilling life and business, she now helps people to share their gifts, but don’t know how or feel stuck, while being richly compensated doing what they love.