50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Stuck in A Dead End Job That You Hate?

I was following an interesting thread on a group on Linked In that started with: Why do women let fear drive them into staying with a job they hate instead of starting that business that they love? I was interested because one of the things I do in my coaching practice is help Baby Boomer Women conquer fear and limiting beliefs so that they can create the life they truly want and this seems to be a recurring theme. Many of the comments that I hear are the same when it comes to fear of leaving a job to pursue something better and this was corroborated by this thread. Fear can paralyze us and prevent us from creating something much better in our lives if we let it. My job is to help people manage their fear so that they can create their most amazing life. Here are 5 Top Fears that keep women at a job they hate and their antidote:                                                       False                                                       Evidence                                                       Appearing                                              ...

Time to Kiss Your Inner Critic Bye Bye

Have you ever finally gotten the courage to create what you want in your life and you are feeling really great about it and then……kaboom…… you start getting plagued by self doubt and limiting beliefs? Perhaps you start thinking things like: “Why did I ever think that I could finish this? Who am I to do this? I don’t know what I am doing. I am lost. I don’t have what it takes to do this”. Welcome to the world of your self sabotaging, spirit sucking inner critic. Our inner critic saps us of our motivation and makes us feel as though our actions are futile and because it causes us anxiety, our natural inclination is to avoid the very thing that we need to do to move forward. It can paralyze us, cause us to avoid through procrastination or addictive behaviors or withdraw. One of the ways that my inner critic used to show up was in the middle of an art project. I would be going along happily and then I would get stuck. I would think to myself “I am totally screwing this up. I don’t like the way that this is coming out. Maybe I should just start over. Why did I think that I could do this anyway? Argggghhhhh” It seemed to happen every time! Recognizing this voice helped. I learned to say to myself, “Marianne, just walk away and when you come back, look at the whole picture-the bird’s eye view and then trust your gut -your divine inner wisdom-and then go with it”. We always have a choice regarding the way we...

Baby Boomer Woman – Let Your Authentic Light Shine Through

I believe that it is our duty to appreciate, nurture and allow our inner spirit to guide us in our life (and business), so that we show up authentically and we fully embrace who we are. As we get older, sometimes we are beaten down by the need to fit into everyone else’s idea of who we should be  and when we hit our fifties -we often realize that we have lost who we are. We have become watered down and complacent instead of fired up and energized. The other day I was watching a commercial and it took me through the phases of a man’s life from when he was a teenager to when he was in his 50’s. It was a car commercial and the idea was that he drove the same brand of car throughout the years, but the cars changed depending on what was going on in his life. For instance, he had a small car when he was a teen ager, minivan when he had a family and a “mid life crisis “sports car when he was older. What really got me was the tagline at the end when the commercial showed him in his sports car. It was something like “so that you can remember the you you used to be”. I remember being in LA with my husband and daughter Jasmine a few years back and renting a yellow buggy convertible and it was sooooo cool because I always wanted one and for 5 days I had a blast in that little buggy -it gave me a sense of fun and freedom...

Grow Yourself – Grow Your Business

Growing a small business is not for the faint of heart, especially at the beginning before there is a tipping point where all of your efforts have built momentum and it becomes easier to attract clients. However for those of you  who have made a decision to leave the “safe” but often confining world of 9-5, one of the rewards is the incredible opportunity for personal growth. Your business is your creation, and extension of who you are.  You get to create it however you want – authentically yours. Your days are spent the way that you want.  You make choices on how you spend your time (although it may mean bartering time you spend with family in the day with working til the wee hours of the night to meet a deadline).  You get to decide on who you will work with – your ideal clients and focus on attracting them through your personal marketing funnel.  You have the potential to make as much money as you want, while doing it in a way that lights you up. It is all up to you. And the really cool part is that, in order to be really successful, you actually have to grow into the person that you need to BE. The #1 secret to growing a small business is your willingness to grow yourself and get out of your comfort zone to break that glass ceiling of what you think is possible. You  look at the world with a different lens when you know that the success of your businesses is a result of what you do or...

That One Sexy Dream….Make it Happen

You know that one sexy dream….the one you can’t stop thinking about…. It creeps up on you when you least expect it. You find yourself daydreaming and smiling and musing about the possibilities…. It reminds you of when you were younger and it gets you excited again and it scares the heck out of you because you are not quite sure if you can have it……but you want it……..you know you want it….. Maybe it is the dream of leaving your boring-going nowhere, unsexy, suck the life out of you job and starting a business that fills more than your pocketbook, a business that lights you up from the inside -out. Or maybe you dream about speaking in front of hundreds of people to move them-to share your message-a message that is so compelling and important that you burn with desire to share it. Or perhaps you want to travel the world and embrace the dynamics of rich cultural experiences. Isn’t it time you make this dream a reality?  What are you waiting for? Tick tock…it is time to rock!!! It is so easy to get caught up in day to day responsibilities and talk yourself into all of the reasons why you can’t have that one sexy dream. In my humble opinion, that is baloney-simply false stories that you tell yourself. If you really want something you have to decide pursue it. Life is too short to sit on the sidelines and not be engaged. Here are some tips to help you romance that dream and bring it to life. 1) Go all the way! – time to stop...