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It's been 6 years (which feels more like 15 years) of snakes and ladders in writing/publishing land, with no book to show for (yet).
The story of how I reclaimed my true nature as a channel for truth and freedom... and 12 more other lessons that are helping my memoir to write itself ;) Read on-->
My hyper-achiever saboteur died. Yay! But... I was always super shocked when it died... again. I mean, had it magically resurrected when I wasn’t watching? Lol! It turns out, no, saboteurs don't just resurrect. But they can be laid to rest by attaining the 4 types of knowing. Read on-->
I think of failures as rites of passage. And as with any rite of passage, when you are brave enough to pass THROUGH it, it’s over and done with. Here's how the tortoise approach can help ;) .Read on-->
Hiring a dream team for your online business can be challenging! More so if you're looking for a one-size-fits-all kind of professional. Here's a guide that can help you define what you need. Read on-->
Do you know about the Four Stages of Adult Learning? It can articulate what branding is in one single word. Read on to learn what that one single word is and how I learned it at Courage Camp with Brené Brown. Read on-->
I love Elizabeth Gilbert's quote, "Fear is the most boring thing about you." It truly is! Fear is the least compelling, least magnetic and most uninteresting about you. And yet, fear takes up such a huge space in our minds, emotions and energy field. What is really beneath the fear? Read on-->
Why are building a business? What's your bigger picture?
Let's revisit that today :) Read on-->
How does chicken teriyaki lead to scarcity eradication? How does the death of the inner Diminisher relate to business success? And how can egg tarts be a vehicle to reclaiming my birthright to receive love? Read on to find out! Read on-->
How does a bench lead to surrender? How does a ropes course teach me I mattered? How did a "Balinese healer" show me joy? And how did a sewing club save my life? And how did these moments of chance encounter and awe skyrocket my freedom and success? Read on to find out!
At this point on my globetrotting journeys, I mastered being a digital nomad, traveling 20 countries in 16 weeks. So I figured, why stop? I always wanted to visit Argentina, which didn't make it onto Around-the-World 2005 trip because Star Alliance didn't have an airline partner down there. Also on my Facebook feed, I happen to see that one of my former interns-turned-friends now lives in Columbia, countries no. 60 and 61, here I come!
At the end of my work term in Rwanda, I didn't have the chance to visit the Mountain Gorillas, which I had diligently saved up for, because the ministry that issued work permits held my passport until the Friday before I flew out of the country Saturday morning.
I was asked if I always dreamed of visiting every country in the world. "Not at all!", was my answer. All I knew growing up was that I was to born to be my parent's retirement savings account. Read along to see and witness this freedom experiment unfolding, as I following the breadcrumbs Life laid out for me, from crossroad to crossroad, from breadcrumb to breadcrumb.
I was sat at a restaurant, listening to the sound of crashing waves, and examined more fully the Memory Dress by Sunvibes that I had custom printed and designed. I passed my fingers over the palm trees that drew me to move to Andalusía in Spain, the lanterns from The Daring Way training with Brené Brown that guided me to complete my 16 country in 16 weeks tour even though my dad passed away at country no. 3, the turtles I swam with who gave me full permission to return aaaaaall the grief I carried for myself and others to the ocean in the form of tears.
Many years ago, I was sitting in my living room, on my furry regal purple rug. I plugged my neon green earphones into my iPhone, took out a white sheet of paper and a teal pen and dialled my coach. I was in my first year of building my coaching business and drowning under punishing anxiety, caused by fear of uncertainty, and worn down by the "marketing grind", with a looming (but illusionary) threat of going back to a 9-to-5 jail cell.
Over a decade ago, when I lined up 5 interviews in 5 days in NYC, got my dream job on day 6, flew home to Vancouver on day 7, and moved my life to
If any past, present or future critics ask, "Why are you going so fast?", ask them "Why are you going so slow?"
If any past, present or future critics ask, "Why are you constantly changing?", ask them, "Why are you prolonging your own suffering?"
If any past, present or future critics ask, "Why can’t you stay still?", ask them, "What are you waiting for?"
There is an art and a science to non-conformity... as well as a price... and many, many, many rewards... and multiple soul wrenching trade-offs along the way. It's an intricate (aka neurotic) dance. Freedom is the dream. But freedom isn't for sissies.
16. The Universe planted sequoias of ambition in my psyche, but gave me a bleeding heart.
17. The Universe pumped adventure into my lungs, but clipped my canary wings.
18. The Universe encoded freedom into my soul, but shackled every limb with gender, filial piety, birth order, personality, cultural, and social chains.
1. Girls will hurt each other until they become women. 2. Watching the light dim is heartbreaking. 3. Becoming aware of the dimming is even more heartbreaking.
In the end, you will splish and splash with dolphins in St. Kitts, salsa with giant manta rays in Antigua and be a giant walking ball of disbelief that THIS is how it feels to do whatever YOU want, whenever YOU want, wherever YOU want, however YOU want, without anyone else interfering with their own 2 cents of fear or negativity.
Is this bliss? It this total liberation? After 110 countries, you'll know it's both.
When people are in fear, they label adventure as reckless, courage as crazy and uniqueness as wrong. May the spotted rays in the Belizean cayes and the aurora borealis in the Norwegian tundra enchant you more than the criticism-laced fear of “those people.”