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The Joy of Affirmations

Is it possible for you to turn off your thoughts completely while you are awake?  Do you have the ability to quiet that small voice that chatters incessantly inside your head every waking moment of the day? Do you pay attention to what that voice is saying?

Rarely is my voice neutral. It seems to focus on the tiniest of things to judge, criticize and condemn. It used to be that my voice had a really difficult time finding anything positive or encouraging to share. That’s why I love affirmations.

Instead of those nasty, condemning, critical thoughts, I’m retraining that little voice in my head to offer affirmations. As a result, I hear far more “WAY TO GO!” “GREAT JOB!” “THAT WAS FABULOUS!” comments. It’s amazing how much happier, lighter and more positive I feel. And, I’m finding affirmations are definitely helping me stay focused on where I want to go and what I want to accomplish rather than staying stuck reviewing the past over and over and over.

TODAY’S TIP: Check in with the little voice in your head. Is it condemning and criticizing or is it encouraging and supportive?  Share  your favorite affirmation below.

Why would I want to hire a coach?

This week has been International Coach Week, an acknowledgement and celebration of the coaching profession. If you’re looking for a partner to help you strengthen your leadership skills, grow your business, learn how to better deal with stress and overwhelm, take control of your finances, organize your life, find a job that you love, or help you get clear about what you want out of life and how to get it, it’s time to contact a coach.

Coaches provide support by listening and asking powerful questions. We delight in helping you recognize where you are and where you want to go. We work with you so you can create a plan to get you there, overcome challenges and we especially enjoy celebrating your successes!

Here are some of the reasons why my clients chose to work with me:
+ I’ve been really frustrated with a situation with my co-worker at my job and would love some ideas on how I can deal with the situation in a more positive way.
+ I want to get a handle on my money stuff and build up a savings account but when I have money to set aside, I splurge, and then there’s nothing left to save.
+ I have a project I want to have completed and I know I won’t get it done if I don’t have someone who will keep me on track.
+ I’m ready to start my new business and I need help figuring out where to begin.
+ I have a million ideas for my coaching business but I feel stuck and don’t know which one to do first or how to get started.
+ I would love some help re-branding my coaching business because I have a new focus.
+ I’ve written a book and gotten it published.  Now I want to promote it, but I’m not sure how to effectively market it.
+ I’m tired of waking up every day worrying about money and would like to learn how I can stop doing that.
+ I’ve got a lot things going on my my life and need some help figuring out what my priorities are.
+ I want to grow my business but I’m not sure what to do to make that happen.

Ready to make a change for the better in your life?  Get in touch with me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com and schedule a 30-minute, complimentary Boost Your Biz or Your Life conversation and let’s see what we can do together!

TODAY’S TIP: Contact me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com to schedule a 30-minute, complimentary Boost Your Biz or Your Life conversation so you can experience more joy, success and prosperity in your life!  Have a tremendous Thursday!

Today

Sun and Cirrus Clouds --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisWhat will you do with today?
+ Hug your family
+ Smile a lot
+ Get some fresh air
+ Relax
+ Have fun
+ Feel happy
+ Connect with interesting people
+ Grow your business
+ Share your love
+ Do something toward making your dreams a reality?

Your day, your choice.

TODAY’S TIP: Invest your energy in living a fantastic day!  Happy Wednesday!

Hello? Are you there?

I’m doing an informal survey and I’d love your help!  I’ve listed the questions below. It should take abouta cash gift five minutes to complete the survey and send me your responses.

What’s your money story?  I don’t need to know all your personal financial details.  I’m not looking for bank balances or how you’ve made or lost fortunes. I just want to hear about the way in which you think about money.  Are you someone who grew up with the “money doesn’t grow on trees” outlook?  How about the “time is money” view? Did you hear “pinch your pennies so you can make it stretch”?  Feel free to send two or three of the statements that reflect your story or write a paragraph or two.

The second question is: on a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with your current financial situation?  One means “I’m totally and completely unhappy” and ten means “I’m THRILLED beyond measure.”

And my final question is this:  How do you have fun with money?

That’s it. My entire survey. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Please post your responses below or send them to Jean@JeanMorehouse.com.  Thanks for your help!

TODAY’S TIP: Take my money survey, respond to the questions that follow and send your answers to Jean@JeanMorehouse.com:  What’s your money story? How happy are you with your current financial situation? How do you have fun with money?  Have a GREAT Thursday!

Treasure!

treasureI hope you’ll enjoy this wonderful Facebook post that I received yesterday from my friend and mentor, Barbara Winter. It’s a snippet of life with her grandson. And, I’m sending out a big THANK YOU! to her for allowing me to share it with you:

“That was a lively visit. Zachy emptied my silverware chest, filled it up with things from the bathroom counter, and hid it. Then I, wearing the headlamp from his detective gear, was enlisted to find the missing treasure. We had several rounds of this and each time he acted as if he’d never seen the wonders we uncovered before. I love this kid!”

What does that story say to you or do for you?  How does it speak to success and prosperity in your business and/or your life? This brief, five sentence recollection inspired me to claim some jewels (hmmmm — perhaps in a missing treasure box?) that definitely add sparkle to my business and my life.  I found at least four gems I can use to live into my own success and prosperity EVERY DAY!

PLAY!  Instead of tedious to-do lists, how can I PLAY while I’m building my business and living a prosperous life?  Where’s the fun?

DELIGHT  IN EVERYDAY LIFE!  What wonders of everyday life am I overlooking in my busy-ness?  What can I see with a ‘different’ eye? What delights my senses, makes me smile, makes my heart sing, brings me joy?

TEAMWORK!  Who do I want on my team and on whose team will I participate fully and with abandon?

LOVE!  How can I express love in every aspect of my life — with myself, with others, with my business or career, with my money?

What gems did you find in this little story?

TODAY’S TIP: Experience PLAY, DELIGHT, TEAMWORK, and LOVE in your business and your life today and take a moment to share what happened for you! Have a FABULOUS AND FUN Friday!

Fun With Money

American Dollars Falling from the SkyCan we talk about your money for a few minutes?

What happened when you read that question? Did you get excited, nervous, anxious? Did your heart rate increase? Did you feel yourself tighten up?

Money is such an important and prevalent part of all of our lives, yet I think it’s one of the least talked about. Money takes the blame for a lack of happiness or success and often gets the credit for happiness and success. We have a love/hate relationship with money. Money triggers our emotions. We may not know it or admit it, but we all have a relationship of some kind with our money. It can symbolize caring, power, control and freedom and it can be a major bone of contention. And, many of us are really uncomfortable discussing money.

What would it be like for you if you could give up worrying about money and start having fun with it? What might happen if instead of money conversations triggering anxiety, fear, frustration, and resentment, your money conversations created new, more powerful and positive thoughts and emotions?

If you’re ready to end your money anxiety and fear and become the empowered financial leader of your business and your life, get in touch with me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com. I want to have a FUN conversation about money with you and introduce you to your very own Sacred Money Archetypes!  Your Sacred Money Archetypes help you understand what drives and motivates you and they lift up both your gifts and your challenges around money. Knowing and embracing your Sacred Money Archetypes can help you take control of your finances and speak with courage, clarity and compassion about money so you can live into your full potential! This F-R.E.E! 30 minute conversation could change your business and your life FOR THE BETTER! Contact me today at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com to schedule your F-R.E.E! Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation.

TODAY’S TIP: Talk about money. Have a conversation with someone you trust about your gifts and challenges around money and take courageous action toward handling one of your challenges with grace and ease. AND — contact me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com to schedule a F-R.E.E! 30 minute Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Keep the Momentum Going

Yesterday I had you check-in with your happiness-o-meter.  How did that go for you? What did you learn about happiness in your life? It went so well for me I’ve decided to keep the momentum going and deem today ON-TRACK TUESDAY!

What I learned from yesterday’s exercise is that I have a tendency to have happiness ups and downs and large portions of gray areas, plateaus or times when I’m not aware or paying attention. And, I learned that that’s OK! It’s the way I function.

Another thing I realized is that I have had a story about happiness, learned from my earliest days on this earth, that has had a major impact on the happiness in my life. My happiness story taught me that it’s important to parcel happiness out because there’s only so much to go around. The theme is something like this: “Happiness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can’t be happy forever. You’ve got to pay your dues. Don’t get too happy, because it’s gonna be really hard to deal with it when it’s gone.” So, as I thought it about happiness yesterday, I realized I’ve been afraid to truly embrace it because I DON’T WANT TO LOSE IT! I’m afraid it won’t last!  That was a profound revelation for me. Instead of choosing to live in happiness, I think I’ve been pushing it away and living in fear! And when I do experience happiness, I make sure (sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously) that it’s only in little bits and pieces because then it might last longer and won’t be so bad when it’s gone.

And — here’s the REALLY profound connection and learning for me — this has shown up in other areas of my business and my life, too! It’s been the kind of relationship I’ve had with money, success, leadership, and in relationships.

EXCITING NEWS: I’m experiencing huge changes for the better in my business and life because I’m choosing something better! Not only are BIG shifts in my awareness and behaviors relating to the happiness factor in my life taking place, I’m also seeing BIG changes in my relationship with money. Now that I know the story that’s governed my understanding and experience of happiness, I’m writing a new one that has already resulted in greater happiness in my business and life and around issues related to money! I’m using the gifts of my Sacred Money Archetype, which is a model that exhibits particular patterns of behavior, to help me take control, plug my money leaks, tame my fears, end my struggle and stand in my power around money and money issues. As a result I’m generating more income and experiencing more freedom, happiness, and fun in my business and my life.

MORE EXCITING NEWS! To keep my momentum going, I would love to offer you the opportunity to explore your Sacred Money Archetype!  If you’re stressed out about money, tired of not generating the income you want and ready for something different and better in your life when it comes to money, get in touch with me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com.

TODAY’S TIP: Keep the momentum going and your happiness growing today! Build on what you learned from checking in with your happiness-o-meter yesterday. And —- if you want to have a happier relationship with money and have more of it show up in your life, get in touch with me (Jean@JeanMorehouse.com) to discover the ways your Sacred Money Archetype can help you make that happen! Have an ON-TRACK for more happiness TUESDAY!

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