50+ Fearless Feminine Power

2016 Approaching-Have You Thought about Coaching???

When I think back on what the single most important investment I have ever made in myself, it was hiring a coach in 2013 when I was feeling stuck, burnt out, depressed and afraid. I was afraid that I would never find the courage to make choices that would allow me to have a better life-a life that I created by my design instead of by default. Had I realized what a game changer this would be for me, I would have done this much sooner. I now know that this decision to invest in a coach was worth every penny and it has enriched my life on soooo many levels. As a result of working with my coach, I left a job that I had been wanting to leave for quite some time and although I was scared to death that I could lose everything, I doubled my income that year! Some of the other benefits of coaching were: I started a new business-my coaching practice I doubled the income from my Home Staging business I am less stressed out and more full of joy My relationships are better I don’t stress out about money like I used to I take better care of my health I am creating my life the way that I want-fearlessly, soulfully and joyfully I feel as though I have way more power over my destiny The gift of coaching that I gave to myself did not come at a time when I had an abundance of money to invest in myself. In fact it was quite the opposite. Ironically, I invested in...

De clutter for Success

As I get older I am much more mindful of weeding out a lot of things that are simply cluttering up my life. This goes for extra items around my home as well as clutter that fills my mind with self defeating beliefs. It also goes for limiting my obligations and weeding out people and situations that sap me of my God given birthright-my life energy and my joy. This catharsis opens up room for fresh new things, situations and people that will serve me better, literally and metaphorically. It is simply the way that energy works on a really basic level. Energy needs to be able to flow and be expansive in order to help us grow. In order to manifest whatever it is that we want to attract in our life we have to open up space to receive it. The universe literally waits for us to open up space in our life to deliver what we want. Clutter prevents this. It keeps us stuck in “same old”. When you de clutter, you will begin to remove blockages that stop the flow of energy to you and all things that are important to you. That includes your joy, your success, your relationships and your finances. Whenever you can choose between being stuck and constrictive or expansive and “in the flow” –err on the side of being more expansive. Once you get on a roll with de cluttering you will feel a huge weight lifted off of you. You will also start attracting more abundance into your life. Here are some ways that you can let go of...

The Silent Killer of Dreams

Do you have the courage to live your best life? If you want to live your life fully you have to become friends with courage. In my humble opinion, one of the most courageous things that you can do is to peel away the layers of who you are not in order to discover who you really are from your deepest core. Society has such a huge impact on the way that we think that often we have beliefs that are not aligned with our truest spirit, and yet we take them as truths. Unfortunately, these beliefs may not be serving your highest good. In fact, they may be sabotaging whatever it is that you really want to create in your life and you may not even be aware of the impact. These beliefs can be the silent killer of dreams. It takes enormous courage to challenge the beliefs that society would have you accept. One of the significant ways that I help my clients is by defying these stories (aka beliefs) that they have about themselves. These stories are often created subconsciously and are more about the outside world and its influence on their life choices, than their inside world which is where true inner wisdom lies. As a coach, I find it incredibly rewarding when I see the light bulb go on in a client who was previously defining herself through the lens of others and now is defined by her truest self. That aha is the catalyst where true transformation takes place and once a client sees this, she will never be quite the same. In...

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...

Do you Suffer from People Pleasing Syndrome?

One of the ways that  women diminish their power and self worth is by always needing to please everyone else, often at their own expense. When we do this we define ourselves by what others think of us as opposed to what we think of ourselves and this leads us to a never ending pattern of trying to please people who, frankly, have their own agendas. And consciously or unconsciously, others agendas may or may not be what is in our best interest. What’s worse is that when we give away too much, we raise our own bar on what becomes expected of us from others. I have seen women who are complete givers become taken advantage of and resentful of the people who they give so much to. This is because there is an unequal exchange of energy and implicitly many of these women expect that the person that they are giving to will appreciate and value them more-when instead they often simply expect more. It is so important that we are aware when we are trying to derive our value outside of ourselves and to change that. Brene Brown sums it up poignantly: “When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging. When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our...

Time to Reinvent Your Life?

Are you staring down the barrel of the second half of your life and wondering, “What is next for me?” Are you afraid that your best years are behind you? Do you spend too many days feeling stuck, frustrated and slightly resentful because you’re simply not living the life you want? If you answered yes to any of the above, I have a treat for you. I have created a nifty tool to make it easy for you to take a look at your life and begin creating the life you really want. Check it out here.  Your time is NOW! Time to lose the mid life blues and create a life full of passion, purpose and limitless possibilities. Click here to learn how! In total support of you and your dreams, P.S. Stop living by default and start creating your one precious life by design.   Marianne Cherico helps Baby Boomer women create a life filled with joy, passion and purpose so that they can create a Smokin’ Hot Second Half. She is proud to be a member of this generation of women who changed the world for women, presenting future generations with limitless opportunities to thrive and grow into lives that are meaningful and authentic. It is Marianne’s sincerest pleasure to help these women find their purpose, work through limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs and step into their own brand of magnificence. You can get a taste of Marianne’s teaching by downloading her free report “How to Plan for a Smokin’ Hot Second Half” on her website here: http://www.coachingbymarianne.com  ...