50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Fire up Your Home Staging Biz

for the seasoned stager who wants more-more money, more freedom and more life As a personal and professional development coach, I have spoken with many seasoned home staging clients who started their business because they are creative and talented  and love to express themselves through their work. When it comes to marketing and packaging a house for sale, they are Rockstars. Ironically, these same Rockstars that understand how to market and package a home, fall short when it comes to marketing and packaging their business so that potential clients see their value and want to hire them! They are great at staging but don’t really understand what it takes to grow their business. They play smaller than they should because they don’t expect enough for themselves or they feel as though others have something that they don’t- a secret sauce that they can’t access. The truth is that growing a business takes work! It takes focused attention on the small steps that move you towards the larger goals-the mundane, every day steps as well as the glorious big leaps of faith that propel you forward. It  takes courage to learn about yourself, push boundaries on what you might think is possible and break your self imposed glass ceilings. Many of these same seasoned stagers find that their unpredictable schedules, demands for their time, high maintenance clients and need to please everyone causes them overwhelm and frustration. They are working really hard and feel as though they should be making more money. They simply are not sure what they need to do or which direction they should go in so...

Time and Money- The Currency We Barter

Years ago when I read Cheryl Richardson’s book Time for Your Life, I had a huge aha moment that changed the way I looked at things. Cheryl talked about the currency of time and how it is most important to value our time as much, if not more, than money. How you spend your time should be intentional! After all, time is a “currency” that is finite. We can never get it back…….so how do we really want to spend it? She actually drilled down the way that we barter time for money by having us ask ourselves something like this: “Is that shirt that is going to cost you $100 worth 5 hours of your precious (working) time? That is what you are really bartering here. Is it worth it?” If the answer is “hell yes” then by all means buy it! If the answer is no-if you value the way that you spend your time more than the shirt-honor that! Most of us were taught that, in order to get ahead, we have to work really hard and “pay our dues”. That meant spending a lot of time working. I come from a hard working blue collar family where the breadwinner, my Father, always said that hard workers would be the successful ones. He worked round the clock to provide a beautiful life for my Mother and his 4 children. We never wanted for anything. He never complained. In fact, he was proud of being able to provide us with everything that he did. None of us ever really realized the sacrifices he made on his time...

Money Magnetism Mindset

The more I learn about money consciousness the more I understand how important our mindset plays a part in whether we attract or repel money. Simply put, what you think about money will determine how much money you will attract. When you are stuck in a mindset of scarcity and lack you will attract more of that in your life. This is simple law of attraction. You will attract what you focus on. So the solution is to shift your focus. Here are 3 powerful ways to start looking at money differently: 1) Change your money story. We all have money stories based on how we perceived the world from a young age. Our stories are what we automatically default to when it comes to our perception of reality around money. Here are some of the things we tell ourselves: Money doesn’t grow on trees Money is at the root of all evil Rich people are scrooges The rich get richer and the poor get poorer I have to work really hard to make alot of money Money makes the world go round The government always has their hand in my pocket In order to change your reality you have to challenge your default perceptions. Ask yourself if believing these thoughts (that are NOT reality) are serving your highest good or not. Then reframe all thoughts that are no longer serving you. So for instance if you reframe the thought “I have to work really hard to make a lot of money” to “How can I work really smart to make alot of money? “, your possibilities will open...

Resistance and How We Sabotage Ourselves

I would like to talk about something that I have often been confused about when it comes to Law of Attraction and attracting what I really want on a conscious level. This little insight is truly a game changer and one that I have to constantly remind myself of. In order to manifest transformation it is so important to pay attention to your thoughts because your thoughts create your beliefs which become your reality. And you can be totally doing this-focusing on what you really want and still not get it because you are actually in some kind of resistance! The definition of resistance is- opposition to an attempt to bring repressed thoughts or feelings into consciousness. According to Law of Attraction principals “what you focus on expands” so if you want to create something in your life-you open your heart and visualize the thing that you want and focus on it as if it were happening now- your version of your reality. However when you do this and still don’t manifest what you want it is because subconsciously you have a competing intention and this competing intention trumps your goal. It is sort of like slamming the gas and brake pedal at the same time. The really tricky part is excavating where you are in resistance and then releasing that resistance because often you don’t know that you are subconsciously resisting. Here are some of the ways to recognize whether you are in resistance and the more empowered way to manifest: You simply feel lousy-maybe you feel angry, overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out sad, jealous, etc. These feelings have you vibrating at a low level and the universe responds...

Double Your Income, Double Your Fun

Let’s face it-we are well into our first month of 2015 and either you have begun to manifest some compelling goals for this year or you have just thought about it (or maybe you simply don’t care). This is for those of you who do care and want to make things happen but you just can’t seem to get the ball rolling. So let’s start with the basics. 1) You have to know what you want first- sounds simple but if you don’t know this, how can you possibly know when you have achieved it? How can you envision it, create it and plan for it? For example, if your goal is to make $120,000 this year-then write that goal down. Envision what you will  do with that money. Journal about what you can add to your life with that money. Make it visceral-not just in “your head”. Imagine what joy this would bring. Maybe you want to travel more with your family. What might that be like? Write that down. Then put a dollar amount next to that goal. Keep doing that until you have spent that $120,000. Have some fun with this! 2)Start Thinking a lot Bigger-If you start with the end in mind  you may have to play a much bigger game to succeed. This may be a total mindset shift if you have not been able to reach that goal before. So start paying attention to limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, forward thinking ones. What would you do to make this happen? The litmus test for your beliefs should be whether or not...