Are You Being Called?


“Are You Being Called?”



One of the “inner game” concepts that I’ve been sharing with my clients lately is that if you feel called to do the work you’re doing in the world, there is someone (or more likely… multiple someones) on the other end, energetically calling you.

Imagine a phone ringing… someone is calling you, and you decide to pick up the phone.
If you felt called, where did that call come from?
There must be someone on the other end calling you.
Or you wouldn’t feel called.
So all you need to do is pick up the phone and connect with the people that are already calling you.
I’ve been experiencing this strongly first-hand…
A couple of years ago, I felt called to host the first List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge.  It made absolutely no logical sense with what I was doing in my business at the time.  But I couldn’t shake the idea.  My whole body buzzed with energy and excitement every time I thought about it.
I answered the call. 
And thousands of entrepreneurs from all over the world participated in that magical event.  Over the next year or so, it significantly transformed my business.
Then the List-a-Palooza community asked me to host the event again last year.  I had only planned to do it once, but I thought, “Why not?  This was super fun!  I can do it again.”
It was even bigger and more transformative than the first one.
However, as you can imagine, hosting an event like this is a big project.  So even though I had tentatively scheduled the dates for 2014, I decided that two years was good enough and it was time to move on to something else.
Suddenly, about a week and a half ago, I woke up one morning with that amazing buzzing energy coursing through me again and had the thought, “I need to do List-a-Palooza again!”
I would never advise someone to start a project like this 2 weeks before the event is scheduled to begin.  That’s just crazy!  Normally, I’d start organizing it 4-6 months ahead of time.  But I feel the call so strongly right now that I just can’t ignore it. So I’m trusting that it will all come together perfectly.
It’s a strange and surreal experience, learning to trust that call.  But I’ve had enough experience with it at this point, that I do trust it.
What if the fact that you’re reading this means that you are being called?
Right now.
What if there are people out there actually praying for you to show up in their lives?
When they finally meet you, they’ll say things like, “I manifested you!”
Ask yourself, “What do I need to do today to show up for my people?” and “What do my people need to hear from me today?”
Then listen for the answer.  According to my friend, Pamelah Landers, everyone receives guidance a little differently… you may hear or see things, you may “just know” things, you may feel and tune in empathetically, or you may feel a response in your gut.
It’s time for you to show up for your people like never before!


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10 Unconventional Ways to Love Yourself

“10 Unconventional Ways to Love Yourself”


When most people talk about love, it’s either a noun that means “a profoundly tender, passionate affection,” or a verb that means “to have love or affection for.”


But what does that look like specifically?  How is that love expressed?


Here are 10 ways that I express my love for myself.


I invite you to make your own list, and feel free to swipe some of mine, if they work for you.


#1 Vacuum


Vacuuming is one of the quickest and easiest ways to shift the energy in a room, and your energy, too.  I hated doing it until I realized that having the room freshly vacuumed had such a huge impact on my mood & productivity.  And while I do my best to have my assistant do most of the vacuuming, when the timing doesn’t work out that way, I’ll do it myself as a profound act of self-love.


#2 Light Candles


This is an easy way to shift energy, too.  There’s something about lighting a candle that creates a sacred & special feeling for me.  I love having one going while I work, and sometimes even when I work out.


#3 Get a Massage


A good massage can make me feel like a whole new person!  I recommend going for at least 90 minutes if possible.  If money is tight, you can go to a massage school and have students practice on you for a fraction of the price.  Some reflexology places are great.  Also, you can keep an eye out for special deals on sites like Groupon.


#4 Lay on Tennis Balls


Tennis balls are great self-massage tools.  Start by placing one on your lower back on either side of your spine and then lay on your back.  Breathe and relax for 2 minutes and then move the tennis balls up a bit.  Repeat this process for a total of 10 minutes.


#5 Take a Long, Luxurious Shower


Some of my friends make fun of me for showering twice a day, but it feels so good!  I can go in feeling tired and cranky and come out feeling refreshed & energized.


#6 Get Super Soft Sheets


This is one area in life where I believe in investing in the best.  Life is too short for scratchy sheets!  In my experience, a higher thread count doesn’t always equal a more snuggly and wonderful sheet… so test the different sheets by feel until you find some that you love having against your skin.


#7 Give Yourself Time for Slugga-Bedding


Have you spent a lazy Sunday morning waking up, laying around in bed, and falling back asleep?  That is the lazy and delicious experience of slugga-bedding.  Once in a while, I like curling up with a good book and my kitties and allowing myself to drift in and out of consciousness all morning.


#8 Get Your Eyebrows Done


I feel SO MUCH prettier and sexier when my eyebrows look good.  Every time I look in the mirror, I think, “Wow!  I look great!”  It’s totally worth the pain, expense, time and hassle.


#9 Watch Funny Movies


When I watch funny movies, I feel my heart open, which makes me feel more loving towards everyone in my life, including myself.


#10 Make a Gratitude List


When I get in touch with everything in my life that I’m grateful for, this opens my heart and makes me feel more loving, too.


Have fun discovering your own ways to love yourself, and feel free to share in a comment here!