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This week I’m en route to Ireland with
my Mom, fulfilling a longing to reconnect with
the land of our ancestors. We’ll be hiking the
western coast of Ireland with David Whyte, one of my favorite authors and poets! It’s a dream come true!
But you know what’s even sweeter for me than
living out this dream? It’s knowing that the vacation, lovely and exquisite as it will no doubt be, is just one piece of loveliness in my life.
I do not dread coming back from this vacation.
I wasn’t living for it before I left.
And I didn’t kill myself to get ready to go.
But it wasn’t always that way.
You see, I know what’s worse than not achieving your goals.
It’s achieving your goals and realizing
you hate the life they’ve created.
At one time I was a success by most people’s
standards, and I knew how to get
what I had decided to go after.
What I didn’t know was how to tell
when the goals I was striving for would
make me happy.
I know how heavy golden handcuffs can be.
I used to wear them.
When I was practicing law,
I had an office with a view.
I had a glamorous sounding job.
I had a hefty, reliable paycheck
and the law school loan bills
that arrived just as reliably as the paychecks.
And after awhile, I had a pit in my stomach.
I had an ache in my throat that
wouldn’t go away and a fatigue so vast I
thought I would drown in it.
I had an avalanche of work,
which in itself was not so bad,
except that my to-do list managed
to seem important
without being meaningful.
I remember what trapped feels like.
And I figured out how to break out of the trap.
Maybe you don’t feel trapped at all. Maybe
you’re already doing exactly what you want
to be doing.
I hope you wake up every morning
with a passion for living so vast and unquenchable
you can’t imagine how you’ll ever get it all in.
If that sounds like you, I’m rejoicing with you
because the world can use more people like that.
But if you are thinking, “there must be more to life
than this,” then you’re right.
There is more.
There’s always more.
For many people, one aspect
of “more” is dreaming of creating a business
based on their passions and gifts,
a venture that allows them to serve
and also gives them flexibility
and the financial freedom to
do the things and have the experiences
that matter most.
If that describes you, then I’ve been
busy creating a map of sorts for you.
A map that will show you how to get you
from where you’ve been to where you want to go.
I started the map because I was thinking about
the things I wished I’d known when I was starting
my own business: the ideas, tips and strategies
that would have saved me time, money and frustration.
I’ve scoured the bookstores and the internet looking for
what I wanted people to know about being a successful,
profitable and happy entrepreneur…and it just
wasn’t out there: A practical and simple guide
to creating a successful business that begins at
the beginning, taking you step by step through the
thought processes and action items that success requires,
COMBINED with a metaphysical and spiritual consciousness
to support a spirit-driven person.
So I decided to create it for you.
I started talking to some of the most successful and
enlightened entrepreneurs I know: authors, teachers,
coaches, muses, internet gurus, radio hosts,
philanthropists and healers.
Some are famous. Some you don’t know yet
(but you want to, trust me!)
ALL are passionate, purposeful,dynamic, energetic,
engaged, and conscious. All are willing to invest in
themselves, their growth and their businesses.
And it shows in their success.
I asked each one of these people to share the ONE big
secret that made success possible for them.
Together, these magnificent specimens of humanity and I have
created your road map to living a passionate, purposeful life
flowing out of engaged and meaningful work.
It’s better than a road map, really.
It’s A Star Chart to your new life.
Together we’ve created a program to show you how to go
where you’ve never gone before! You’ll venture
into the Possible. You’ll SEE, HEAR and UNDERSTAND
The 10 Secrets of Enlightened (and Profitable!)
Entrepreneurship and we’ll help you put those Secrets
into practice right away.
Keep watching for all the details in this amazing program.
It’s going to include at least 10 audio classes where
today’s top entrepreneurs reveal what you need to know
to create a profitable and soul-filled business from
the start (or to fine tune the one you’ve already got.
PLUS I’m going to do 3 LIVE teleseminars where you’ll
be able to call in for hot seats and coaching with me
around how the concepts you’re learning from these
cutting edge business gurus apply to YOU.
This information is life altering and…dare I say it?
It’s literally like a Star Chart to Enlightened and
And guess what? I’m GIVING AWAY one spot in this program!
All you need to do to enter the Contest to receive a FREE
Star Chart to Your New Life is post a comment on this blog!
Simply tell me WHY you want to win, what you’d like to
create with these ideas, how energetically aligning with
some of the best entrepreneurial minds in the country will
allow you to express your creativity and joy in the world.
I’ll announce the winner during a FREE tele-class on
Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm Central time
(5:30 Pac., 6:30 Mount., 8:30 Eastern)
where I’ll ALSO talk about the 10 Secrets!
Keep your eyes out for emails about how to access that
free call! (And if you’re just stumbling upon this blog
and not on my email list, be sure to sign up so you’ll
Remember, to be eligible to get the free spot in the program,
you need to post a comment here on the blog about why you
want to win a Star Chart to Your New Life!
So post your comment and then mark your calendar now for
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm Central
(5:30 Pac., 6:30 Mount., 8:30 Eastern)
and then watch for details on how to register
for the free call to find out if you’ve won!