New desk alert!!! Well, new to me!
I was lucky enough to be the recipient of this amazing new work space when a client of my realtor husband moved and didn’t want to take it with her!
I am so grateful for my NEW desk that has nice big drawers, lots of shelves, AND a very bright, built-in light!
This desk was sitting in her basement, unused, and now it is contributing to making the world a better place through the work its new owner is doing…
I wonder if my desk is happy to be a vital part of my work? I like to believe that, just like everything in life, it was meant to be here with me at this time.
“One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!”
Now I need to find some more “trash” to fill all of those shelves!
Moji loves Fall as much as I do!!! And he is ready for his mama to get off her computer and come play with him in the !!!
He’s been a patient boy as I’ve been burning the midnight oil (or actually the 2am oil!)...
But he sleeps near me patiently until I’m done for the “day.”
Today is the LAST opportunity of 2020 to enroll in my life-shifting program... And after today I switch from workshop-serving mode to program-coaching mode.
This is where I get to shift to working with the 1% who are choosing to go ALL IN on finding and living their true purpose.
This is MY purpose. This is where MY LIGHT shines brightest.
I am one of the lucky ones that discovered hers, late in life but not too late to do anything about it.
And now it’s my mission to help others do the same, and in doing, make the world a better place.
And Moji is my right hand fur man!!! It doesn’t get any better than this!!!
I get to live my purpose, help others live theirs, with my favorite...
I used to never have a plan for my life...
And what’s so crazy is that my day job was planning! I was a professional project manager and really, really good at that so I planned many huge technology projects, some that involved 3rd parties in other countries!
So why didn’t I think MY life was as important as a work project?!?! Why did I think other people’s priorities were more important than having a life I wanted?
Because I had no clue there was an alternative. And any alternative would take time I don’t have...
I wasted so much time thinking thoughts that kept me stuck.
Then one day I realized I’m more scared to waste more time not knowing what I’m here for than figuring it out!
It’s time to make time and make my #1 priority figuring it out.
And the result of that is a system I created that works for me!!! I call it The S.P.A.R.K. System and I use it every day.
This system is how I found my purpose. And now, every day is now planned around that...
Dealing with a mistake that was made this AM and this old tune by The Mamas & The Papas came to my mind...
“Monday Monday, can’t trust that day.
Monday, Monday sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ you gave me no warning’ of what was to be...”
As a recovering perfectionist, it gave me a few palpitations, but in the larger scheme of things, it is but a minor hiccup and happens when you are running a business and there’s a lot going on.
I take full responsibility for it because as the head honcho in charge, it’s one I could have prevented by having a better process in place for my team.
So the way I look at mistakes now, even though they still give me angst, is that they are simply lessons that highlight where you and your team can improve things.
So if you caught my podcast episode this AM and heard the uncut version with the doorbell ringing and then me and my guest conversing about how to get...
Recording a 25 minute video 4 times is EXHAUSTING!!! I never knew I could get tired from talking too much!
Maybe if I had some to talk to instead of my own face!!!
Seriously I think my vocal chords are worn out. My throat is so sore!
Hoping I don’t have to do it again!!!
Some may assume I created my own business because corporate life wasn’t lighting me up.
Although that is one big reason, I really left because the life I have now allows me to take time to do more of the other things I love, like sit outside on my porch and meditate while enjoying the sounds of my fountain.
There are a million reasons why I love my "job," but what really lights me up is helping other people find their version of "porch time." :)
What lights you up?
Don’t ever think you’re too old to step into a new career doing the work you are meant to do!!!
I remember my old cubicle life... desiring something different but not knowing where to begin. I didn’t want to go back to college and start from scratch, but I knew I wasn’t where I was supposed to be.
So I just started putting one foot in front of the other, taking action on what felt right.
And last August THIS was something that felt right. I knew it as soon as I heard about it. And I was able to get in on the ground floor of this new certification program.
So I jumped in with both feet!!! And what a ride it’s been!
I just graduated, after spending a semester learning the science and then a semester of practicum work, and I am now getting to do the work I know I’ve been put here to do.
It may have taken me 61 years to get here but better late than never, right?!?
I am officially a trained and certified Master NeuroCoach!!!! Hot damn!
Thank you to all...
Have you ever had a great idea that you never implemented?
Well, I’ve had quite a few, but this one was one I finally pushed to the TOP of my priority list and made happen and I’m so FRIGGIN’ excited about it!
When it came in the mail two days ago, I actually jumped up & down and screeched! LOL!
I sat on this project for awhile, since last November! But it’s DONE and now it’s here - right before a new quarter! How perfect was that?!?! #thankyouuniverse
If you’re wondering what IT is, it’s my unique system that I created and use every single day.
I used it to first imagine and then create my passion-filled and purpose-driven online business and soon I’ll be giving one to each of my new students when they join The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School when I open the doors to enrollment in a couple of weeks.
There are a lot of passions about to be uncovered & realized in the next 90 days and I can’t wait to lead my new...
Can you hear that? That’s the beautiful sound of the keys on my keyboard and my pencil on paper!!! (Because I use both! #oldschool)
Yes indeed! I'm creating a brand, new workshop which should be sweet music to the ears of those who are tired of settling for the life they don't want and are ready to uplevel!
My workshop is all about finding passion, purpose and profit AFTER the empty nest!!!
I can't wait to share my 5 secret steps that will help any passionless empty nesters discover her untapped gifts and use them to create an income-producing business so she can spend the rest of her life doing the work she is meant to do.
I see you and I'm here to give you a blueprint to getting sparked in your second half. The alternative should no longer be an option!
If this workshop perks your interest, the link to sign up can be found below. I kick it off on 7/6, coincidentally right after Independence Day!!!
Got my new backdrop up in my home studio!!! What do you think?!?!
I LOVE it! So much better than the wood paneling.
As I was putting it up and taking photos, I thought how lucky I am that I had the gumption, at the ripe old age of 55, to start experimenting with an online business.
And then when that didn’t go as well as I had expected, I kept being curious and learning more about what was possible.
Something inside of me kept me going and believing I was meant for more, that my corporate job wasn’t what I was put here on Earth to do.
As I was hamming it up for the camera, the thought came to me that THIS is my life! The life I created from scratch!!! All because I hated what I was doing & it sucked the life out of me 5 days a week. And I refused to live that way any longer!
If you are reading this wishing you could feel that way too, all I can say based on my own personal experience, is to never give up on finding out what it is that lights you up and then find a...