Drinkable Carpet Cleaner + Heart Centered Marketing

Take-aways from my lovely encounter with the drinkable carpet cleaner:

:: Knock gently.

:: I may not need your service. This is important to know. Let me opt out with gentleness.

:: Tell me your story, but not so I feel bad for you, so I feel empowered by you and your choices.

:: Follow through on your promises. If you offer me an ingredient list, please show it to me. If you say you have something in your car and you'll be back later, don't stalk me on my own sidewalk and pull out scary men from big black cars. Ahem.

:: Know your s**t. Seriously, know it. You don't need to know everything, but be the expert in what you say you are.

:: If you tell me it is drinkable you might just need to pull out a shot glass and prove it to me.

Feel free to translate my marketing/sales advice to the Carpet Lady into your own business. Or if you need some support, check out all that Mamacoach Circle has to offer this month. Click right on the pictures to learn more and sign up!

Manifest. Dream. Create.

It hangs in the kitchen. Chloe often leaves little notes tacked on it, like this one, "We like to be happy."

I believe in it's power, in the story that is created when I lean into the process, the work and the letting-go.

Erin Barrette Goodman and I over the years have come to trust in these boards. I call mine a Vision Board, she uses the beautiful words, Treasure Mapping.

Join us on a magical teleclass where we share stories, techniques, inspiration and guidance for you to manifest, dream and create.

For details and registration, hop over here...

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We have intentionally kept the cost of this teleclass low to accomodate everyone. Just for fun however, let's do a little freebie! Leave a comment (winner will be announced on Friday evening) and share your guiding word for the year. Don't know what yours is? Check out this post to help you.

Congrats Iris!

Lessons And Gifts From The Beach

Little feet running through the waves, heads dipped in sandy puddles and towels wrapped around a chilly mama...pure bliss. We found ourselves quite spontaneously in one of my favorite places in Maine as we accompanied Patrick on a business trip. He went and ate lobster and steak in a fancy beach house overlooking the water and the kids and I sat ourselves down on a huge stretch of sand and had a sandy popcorn, strawberries and sandwich lunch. Both lovely options for a day at the beach!!!

The sky eventually poured down on us and luckily we had a car full of towels. The kids each chose one rock to bring home and Eli has lost his about 8 times in the past week. He looks around for it everywhere, calling out to his perfectly round black stone. Our backyard garden holds so many special gifts from the beaches, rocks and stones and pieces of wood.

I have been working a lot. Running your own business, especially one that helps others live their best lives can be a bit consuming. My passion for what I do makes me want to go at a pace that sometimes brings me to burnout. I remember Oprah saying recently to Geneen Roth that she lost herself somewhere in trying to help everyone else. A few weeks ago I understood that feeling. I was forgetting to have fun and take days to just enjoy. I was forgetting to take my own advice and give in to FUN a little bit.

When I am on this beach I feel relaxed and peaceful and full of balance. I can capture that feeling and find ways to bring it with me, to my work, to my clients, to my home. This is the town where I was married, where I spent countless summers, where I would dream of seeing the little feet of my children running on the sand, someday. Being a mother isn't the dreamy life I pictured before the children came, no one can prepare you for the part of yourself that will feel lost and stuck some days (or the hormones). There is no way to explain that being alone will take on new meaning when you have 5 minutes with no one around after chasing 3 children all day. There is also no way to explain how you grow into your motherhood and own it with a passion and a purpose that was not there before. How you become a mama bear to your cubs, watching them eat blueberries until they might pop and taking such pleasure in simply feeding them. This job, motherhood, takes work. It requires a patience that most days, I struggle to find. It also reminds me that to be the most powerful mother I must be the most powerful woman. I must own my strength and purpose, so that is what I seek to do and guide others to do.

On the way through town we stopped into the cute little candy shop and the kids picked a few pieces (balance) and Patrick and I found these dark chocolate coconut candies that were awesome. Patrick announced the next day that it would be good to know how to make them, and so, I did. My version of these little Chocolate Coconut Drops is my little gift from the beach to you.

Reminder that the Live Call All About YOU is coming this Monday, register here to get your spot on the call. It is so important to take some time to focus on YOU.

Chocolate Coconut Drops

1 cup coconut

pinch of salt

2 cups of dark chocolate bar, broken up

1 Tb honey

1 Tb maple syrup

2 Tb coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla

In a 350 degree oven, toast the coconut on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for about 4 minutes (use a timer). Watch it closely or it will burn, you want it to just start turning a light brown. Remove, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt, allow to cool. Melt the chocolate, I use a saucepan, you could use a double broiler. When the chocolate is soft add in other ingredients, stir until combined, add in the toasted coconut. Using a teaspoon, drop chocolate onto parchment paper. Place the chocolates in the freezer for 10 minutes, then transfer to a container and store in the fridge. In the heat, you will want to keep them cold.

FREE Teleclass All About YOU

FREE Teleclass you are not going to want to miss out on. This is time to focus on YOU, identify your areas of imbalance, spot the energy drains and make a plan to invest in YOU.

  • Where have you been investing all of your time, energy, money and thought?
  • What would it feel like to put some of that investment directly into YOU?
  • Is investing in ourselves selfish?
  • What is one place where investment in YOU could yield positive high energy results?

These are some of the questions we are going to look at and answer in the upcoming FREE Teleclass.

The call is on Monday, August 16th at 8:30 pm Eastern time

Register Now!!!

[icontact id=4] The call will be live and I will be offering some amazing give-aways to names drawn during the call. Not just one, but multiple names will be drawn. I have never done this before and am so excited to be able to share a gift with you. A gift that will take you to the next level in your self investment. You must be on the call to hear your name drawn and receive your gift. Register now to receive the call in number and add your name to the list of women serious about their investment in themselves.

What are some areas of self investment? Here are some of the areas we will be looking at.

  1. Relationships- with ourselves, with our partners and friends. Where we are gaining or losing energy from these relationships and steps we can take to nurture ourselves and invest in relationships that work.
  2. Moving Bodies- investing in ourselves means making choices that aren't always easy. Like moving our body when we just want to sleep that extra hour.
  3. Passions- remember when you were a kid and could go play outside all day long and create a little fantasy world around you? You were connecting with passion then. We will take some time to remember and connect with that play spirit.
  4. Money- where we chose to put our money and the result of that investment is a source of much energy drain. I know what I'm talking about here!!! We will look at decisions for energy gain and momentum and see where you fall in your investments.
  5. Health- from the mind to the body to the spirit, this is my favorite topic. Our investment in our health from some quiet time alone to organic strawberries to the drive-thru window, each has an energy impact on us and an investment that we can clearly see the results of.

Are you comfortable looking at yourself close-up? This is going to be a gentle process, it's about your process, your goo as I call it.

The close-ups (physically-the pores and wrinkles and emotionally-the fears and walls we put up) can be a challenge, when we proceed with gentleness and guidance, the process simplifies and opens us up to new possibilities.

I want to inspire you to move past your stuck places into greater joy, health, energy and positivity. You will leave the call with the tools, resources and inspiration to invest in YOU.

As added inspiration you will hear from women who I have guided through their own investments in themselves and they will amaze you. These life changing moments they will share are why this investment is of so much value, purpose and inspiration.

Have you signed up yet? Stop waiting for that magic thing that will change your life, that magic is YOU. YOU are the one who can change your life and lead it to the places you dream about.

The call is on Monday, August 16th at 8:30 pm Eastern time

Register Now!!!

[icontact id=4] The call will last for 45 minutes, and then will open for questions. You will want to have a notebook and pen, glass of water and comfy spot to sit while on the call.

Where is one place you know you need to invest further in yourself?

Leave a comment and I will enter your name twice to win a little give-away on the call. Tweet about the teleclass or add this post to your Facebook page, leave a comment for each and increase your chances of winning something that will help guide your investment in yourself. Thanks for help spreading the word!

Event From Hannah's Harvest

$5 Teleclass... January's Resolutions Approach

From the end of October until the first of the year time seems to speed up. It's Holiday time and before we know it the champagne toast on New Year's Eve finds some of us stepping on the scale a few pounds heavier. Before I shifted my health and that of my family, I would actually not fit into my jeans after the Holiday eating. (That would spiral into my seasonal yo-yo dieting.) I have learned ways to celebrate without binging, moderation is a friendly word and I do a lot of the cooking so that I have something I can eat nearby.

We all know someone (or are someone) who is struggling with their health, weight or seasonal depression. Are they waiting for the magic pill, the New Year's Resolutions or next year to get healthy? Are you ready to change your life and the health of your family? Would you like support and accountability?

Join me for a teleclass discussing changing your patterns and habits through simple steps and accountability. We'll talk about goal setting, how we do it and why we do it. You'll have a chance to hear from people who have changed their lives or are in the process of getting to their ideal selves. We will talk about accountability and it's importance in creating positive change. I'll tell you about an upcoming group program that can bring your health to the next level.

Join me in your p.j.'s from the comfort of your home. Get some Holiday Inspiration from others who are ready to make a change!!! Make 2010 resolutions into goals that work. Your time is now...and it's simple.

Pass this newsletter on to the people in your life that need support and encouragement.

Holiday Resolution Teleclass
Wednesday, January 6th

Send me an e-mail to register for the class and then I will send you the conference number.