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The Truth About Success and Hard Work

The Truth About Success and Hard Work

December 5, 2020

EP75: Does hard work ALWAYS equal success or can you actually DO LESS and still have amazing success?

I pulled an Energy Oracle card from my deck titled "Action" to inspire this episode and it has a 2 horses galloping, one in front that is white and one that is following in black. The white horse implies intuition and taking action based on your inner voice. And the black horse implies the outer work - the actual tasks that we are conditioned to do that often overtake our life.

What I've learned is that my busy work, while very satisfying in many ways (because I love to check off tasks as I complete them!), was actually suppressing my inner voice that would have guided and enlightened me to do things differently and better. And by applying this inner work daily, meaning intentionally putting inner work on my To Do list, I've found so much more success this past year. 

In October and November, I had my most successful months, in terms of revenue, since I left my corporate job to become a full time entrepreneur! And I did this by doing less of the outer work and more of the inner work. Not only did I make more, but I worked less and have felt a complete contentment I've not felt before.

I've been focused on inner work for awhile now, but the past 2 months, I've doubled down with more self care (spa day, meditations, affirmations, visioning, and journaling) and less computer time, especially on the weekends.

I love what I do so it's hard to break away from it but spending more time connecting to my spirit and being in the NOW really does work... I've heard this from my business/spiritual mentor for 2 years and now I'm actually reaping the benefits and best of all, I'm feeling so much peace. I highly recommend it!

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

 

Growing A Successful Online Business While Living With A Chronic Illness

Growing A Successful Online Business While Living With A Chronic Illness

November 30, 2020

EP74: Sara Roach Lewis is a successful entrepreneur, a recognized expert in gender equality, facilitator, strategist, mentor, coach and radio host. Over the last 15 years, Sara has worked with top female leaders and helped dozens of entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses.

She has the passion and drive to build a platform for women entrepreneurs and show everyone what they are capable of. Sara leads the way to help businesses grow, provide great opportunities for women, and make ambitions happen, all with a common theme of women supporting women. How awesome is that?!

Listen as Sara shares her own story, dealing with a chronic episodic illness while still managing to double her revenues each year, as well as giving tips on how employing a daily mindfulness and meditation practice helped her through her journey!

 

Free workshop, limited time offer: Playing Hurt - How to Keep Growing Your Business When You Just Don’t Feel Like It!
 
 

To learn more about Sara’s work, you can go to:
Website: https://www.srl.solutions/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-roach-lewis/  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sararoachlewis1 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Your Intentions Of Today Are Your Results Of Your Tomorrows

Your Intentions Of Today Are Your Results Of Your Tomorrows

November 28, 2020

EP73: Today's message is coming straight from my intuition, combined with a card from my Energy Oracle card deck, and it's that operating intentionally in life will lead you to personal healing and happiness.

As I was contemplating the subject to discuss this week, I did what I often do... pulled a card. And the card that came up was titled: "Door to Personal Healing And Happiness." But  later that same day, on THREE separate occasions, the word intention came up. So I thought maybe that's a sign I should talk about intention this week.

I didn't see the connection between that card's message and intention UNTIL I decided to do a 2nd card pull. You see, I needed more PROOF of what I should talk about because my mind wasn't connecting the two... Crazy I know because it's so clear to me now!

So before I decided on the subject of today's episode, I went back to my card deck, shuffled 3 times and picked the card that stuck up the most - because clearly it was wanting to be picked!

I actually laughed out loud when I pulled THE SAME EXACT CARD I had pulled earlier this week!!!!

And immediately my mind made the connection between intention and the card's message. In fact, it was so brilliantly clear, the word "intention" is IN THE CARD'S DESCRIPTION!!! I couldn't believe I didn't make the connection earlier, but in that moment I realized it was the logical part of my brain, trying to take over and make sense of it.

Once I removed logic from the equation and went with my intuition, the fog cleared.

So the universe had to prove to me a second time that the message from this card WAS the one I was supposed to share today. And I finally trusted it! No need to shuffle the deck again!!! 

Here's the exact wording from the card:

Door to Personal Healing And Happiness - New Beginnings in Your Personal Life

"This card is a harbinger of positive change. The beautiful, light-filled door opens onto a lush, rainbow-lit spring filled with vibrant lotus flowers. Whether you're working on some inner healing, such as breaking an addiction, or looking to make some external changes, such as finding a new place to live, this card signals that your life is opening up and new opportunities are about to appear. The changes you've been working on are ready to blossom with wonderful results, so make sure you see your personal intentions through with continued action and optimistic expectations."

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Kinesiology: The Importance Of Physical Alignment In Living Your Best Life

Kinesiology: The Importance Of Physical Alignment In Living Your Best Life

November 23, 2020

EP72: Over the past 25+ years my guest has worked with thousands of patients providing impactful change, helping them to heal and improve the quality of their life and ultimately transforming their lives.

Marian Barnick is a Registered Kinesiologist and Movement Therapist. Aside from her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, she has certifications from Roy Matheson and Associates, Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems, Kinesio-Taping Levels 1 & 2, and the Center for Research on Pain and Disability. Her expertise in evaluating biomechanics and body alignment allows her to develop corrective strategies to teach each body how to move well.

When the body moves well and in alignment, it decreases the stress and tightness that causes pain and creates limitations, it allows better energy flow, joint mobility, and muscle contractions. This improves energy, increases strength and endurance, and allows the body to reach its best potential.

Marian, who clearly practices what she preaches as she's encountered several surgeries and is facing more, is a firm believer that you CAN overcome barriers, even when when the obstacles you're facing seem insurmountable.

I enjoyed interviewing Marian as she clearly loves what she does. The joy and energy she exudes is contagious!

If you want to know more about Marian’s works, you can connect with her using the links below:

Website: https://marianbarnick.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/canextherapy
Instagram: https://instagram.com/MarianBarnick

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

From Novice To Expert: How A Desire For A Different Way Of Life Became The Best Teacher Of All

From Novice To Expert: How A Desire For A Different Way Of Life Became The Best Teacher Of All

November 16, 2020

EP71: Having zero experience in farming, with her only exposure with animals in raising two cats and a poodle, my latest guest Deborah Niemann bravely took on the challenge of moving to the country in 2002 to start growing organic food. Although the move was a long time dream of Deborah's, she was a complete novice and learned as she went.

Her desire to grow her own food, turned into raising and breeding goats for her family's dairy needs that include milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and even soap. Deborah’s first 2 goats quickly turned into 20, and her desire to make a simple chévre launched a new career helping others raise goats and learn to be more self-reliant and create a more sustainable life.

Naturally, she encountered lots of difficulties while raising goats without experience. She had goats die, have difficulty getting pregnant & staying pregnant, and often found no vets who could help her. So she began researching on her own and decided to share her knowledge with others. She has now authored 6 books, including Homegrown and Handmade, Raising Goats Naturally, and Goats Giving Birth to help other people who experienced the same difficulties as hers!

I loved my conversation with Deborah and her "can do" attitude! You'll hear her story about why she decided to completely uproot her family and move to the countryside. Deborah’s determination about her struggles which has led to a wonderful life for her and her family, is a great example to all.

If you want to know more about Deborah’s works, you can connect with her from the links below:
Website: https://thriftyhomesteader.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thriftyhomesteader
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thriftyhomesteader
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/thriftyhomesteader

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Achieving The Future You Desire Is A Very Simple Process - Create It In Your Head First!

Achieving The Future You Desire Is A Very Simple Process - Create It In Your Head First!

November 12, 2020

EP70: Having a clear vision of the things you desire to bring into your reality is the key to having a joyful and passionate life. If you don't have a vision, make it your #1 priority TODAY to get started dreaming.

Listen in as to how to get started on this process by making a vision board. It's a fun process that WORKS!!!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

Turn Your Experiences & Wisdom Into A “Mighty Tiny” Book!

Turn Your Experiences & Wisdom Into A “Mighty Tiny” Book!

November 9, 2020

EP69: Today's guest, Lin Eleoff is the founder and Queen Badass of The Woman UP Project, a training company dedicated to promoting an entrepreneurial lifestyle for women. She inspires women to break free of the rules and limiting beliefs they were taught to follow for so many years. Lin is a business coach who teaches coaches, consultants and experts, and is widely considered to be a "coach's coach."

Lin is also lawyer and former television news journalist. Now her main life mission is coaching women to build powerful and profitable online businesses. From her words, ‘I teach women how to treat life like a business. Businesses have goals and expectations and outcomes. If they don't, well, they go out of business.’ A strong message that she is very passionate about. She has also written several books about diet, life coaching and business.

In Lin's latest endeavor, she teaches women how to write a mighty, tiny book because she believes a book is one of the most valuable tools an entrepreneur can create for her business.

Listen to this episode as Lin shares her wisdom from her life experiences, her career expertise and let it inspire you to step up and become a badass, grounded and dignified woman, as Lin likes to say. If you are someone who sees growth as your main priority in life right now, this episode is for you!

If you wish to connect with Louise and see more of her work:
Website: https://LinEleoff.com
Book: MightyTinyBook.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lin.eleoff
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lineleoff/

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Finding Clarity In Your Sleep: Tips From A Spiritual Entrepreneur

Finding Clarity In Your Sleep: Tips From A Spiritual Entrepreneur

November 2, 2020

EP68: "So many things in my life that I had thought were impossible became possible. WHY? because I started trying, I had to, I had no choice, when you feel as though you have lost everything you suddenly have NOTHING TO LOSE!

So I stopped worrying about the consequences, the "what if's" and really started living."

Strong and inspirational words from my latest guest, Louise Wilson. She is a Mystic, Healer, Entrepreneur and Business Coach and has over 30 years experience in consulting, finance, spirituality, and business having launched her own retail store, retreat center, and coaching and healing practice.

Having gone through multiple major shifts in her life, she found herself letting go of her fears and started her journey on spiritual path and self-discovery. From struggling with Dyslexia at a young age, to having separated from her first husband and working at a job that she didn't love, Louise had her back against the wall and realized there's nothing to lose so she decided to stop worrying and just go for her dreams and stop settling.

Don't ever settle - a concept Louise and I both believe very strongly in. I’m sure this episode will get you, if you aren’t yet doing so, to start noticing the nudges from the universe.

She also gave some valuable tips on how to gain clarity by interpreting your dreams.

 

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Book mentioned in the episode: Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Souls-Studies-Between-Lives/dp/1567184855

If you wish to connect with Louise and see more of her work:
Website: https://louise-wilson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louisewilsonclaritycoach
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Sunshinelouisewilson

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

What I’ve Learned One Year After Going ALL IN On My Purpose

What I’ve Learned One Year After Going ALL IN On My Purpose

October 31, 2020

EP67: I really can't believe it's been one whole year of following my intuition and what my heart desires! Maybe I should refer to it as my Purpose-versary!!!

The card I pulled for this episode, "Door to Value," is just more evidence that I am where I am - the last day of my most successful month in the business I started almost 2 years ago - by simply trusting the process.

It's definitely easier said than done!!! I remember the fear I had when I was contemplating my decision to quit my 6 figure "cushy" job near the end of 2019. And I remember all of the frustrations over the course of the year when I hit obstacles and missed some of the goals I had set. But I kept going and trusting because I knew the obstacles were just taking me further down the path to my purpose and closer to where I was meant to go.

If you'd like to check out the Energy Oracle Cards I use, you can find them here: https://amzn.to/2TE75sr

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

Tips from a “Joy”-filled Aussie Who Loves “Nerding Out”!

Tips from a “Joy”-filled Aussie Who Loves “Nerding Out”!

October 26, 2020

EP66: Joy Pereira is the Founder and Chief Creator at Joy Pereira Creative, where she mentors and guides employees, new entrepreneurs and business owners to take action, pivot, develop unique ideas, passion projects and side hustles; to achieve creative growth, momentum and establish new foundations, through online programs, 1 on 1 and creative frameworks in the digital space.

She also facilitates online communities to collaborate, connect and transform their careers and lives by supporting women to be seen on social media and Go Live on camera to amplify their work, life and business and brings a wealth of diverse production experience, creative leadership, technical expertise, and processes that include well-being and mindfulness practices.

Joy has worked across a diverse range of productions over the last 23 years at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Her theatrical and event experience as a Production Stage Manager at the forefront of performance, has seen her lead and deliver thousands of diverse in-house events, most notably performances for major live artists, professional world orchestras, ideas, talks, festivals, product launches, speaker showcases and musicals.

“I love harvesting ideas and stitching moment-by-moment theatrical sequences together to make productions, events and live moments pop and I believe we can bring these techniques into our everyday to produce our very best lives.”

Joy's downtime involves seeking out Live Music, family time, blogging,
learning all things Neuroscience and the body plus Vintage Caravanning.

 

If you like to see more of her works, you can reach Joy on:

Website: https://joypereira.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joypereiracreative

You can listen to Nerds of Joy Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/nerds-of-joy-podcast/id1489529942

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

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