I dreamed of being discovered. I toyed with the willingness to enter some Svengali deal where an agent dude or silver foxy dada would see my raw talent and shape me into a formidable star--a fresh new voice on the scene. I longed for Someone Really Important to give me a Yes that would change my life.
I visited a large company to give a talk about non-conformity and adventure. From all appearances, it was a well-run company doing good things.
I got the most adorable email from one of my Get Out Of Your Own Way students the other day, and I just had to share it with you.
I just read my Daily Flame email today and at the bottom, you've go a blurb promoting Barbara Stanny's Overcoming Underearning: A Five-Step Plan To A Richer Life.
When I first glanced at it, I read it as Overcoming Underdreaming... interesting :) I just thought I'd share this with you because it seemed so fitting.
Interesting, indeed! Her email inspired me to write a post for those who want to overcome underdreaming!Read More...
Imagine my surprise when this showed up in my inbox in a newsletter from Jessica Steward, a coach I admire. Not only was it specifically referencing a business challenge I’ve faced, but it’s actually written about me. I thought it was such a powerful article, I wanted to share it with you all here, in case any of you suffer from unfocused energy spray in your business the way I do!
Something clicked when I read this, and I suddenly realized that focusing my business energy isn’t the same as putting myself in a box or limiting who I am or what I do. It’s also okay to leave my business energy nebulous, if that’s what I choose to do. I found this article very insightful and professionally spot on, so I though you might too. Take it away, Jessica! -- Lissa RankinRead More...
I've worked with a few dozen Fire Starter clients in the past few weeks on career optimizing, transitioning, start ups, reinventions, product ideas, social media strategies and balancing it all without burning it out. (And I adore each and every one of you. I'm thinking about you all right this minute and smiling hugely, because it takes kahunas to show up in the world and sell your soul with integrity, and to turn love into fat cash and ideas into fulfillment. Keep on moving.)
I've been hammering on the same concepts with lots of folks. I am known to hammer. I'm clear that I am not a coach -- I'm an adviser, so I can get away with being passionately opinionated.
I’m not sure if any of you have noticed, but the featured posts we put on OwningPink.com’s home page lately have been pretty much ALL LISSA, ALL THE TIME, when we have 30-something killer bloggers who write for Owning Pink.
Because that’s what you all are asking for -- both directly and through Google Analytics. My least read blog posts still get double the traffic of any other blogger on Owning Pink, even bloggers whose blogs have way more traffic than Owning Pink. In fact this post got 2.5 million hits in one freakin' day! I so want to showcase the writing and work of people who are doing awesome work in the world to empower women. But the reality is that the Owning Pink community wants me to write more. Period.
And this TOTALLY bums me out.
Boy, have we gotten busy with work. Our reasons range from economic necessity to expressing our inner voice's mission to having a creative inspiration inside that just needs to be manifested NOW.
Either way, with the ability to access our computers 24/7, many of us forget to balance our work time with our personal time for exercise, family time, spiritual practices, relaxation and plain fun. My fiancée reminds me when I am slumping over my computer too long with something like, “Hey honey, watch that slump asana. You’ve been going a long time." Of course when a project that excites us or sparks our life's mission includes exercise, creative or physical pleasure, then we get to combine it all -- but many folks are sharing that their families, bodies or communities are neglected due to the scale weighing too heavily on work and not enough on other aspects of life. Our soft addictions don't allow us to put down our cell phones or iPads and stay off our laptops.
I suggest to balance our work/life by changing our life from one of default to one that is proactive by design.Read More...
Please welcome back the incomparable Tama J. Kieves, here today with insight into what it means to follow your gut, your desires, your genius -- or as Lissa calls it, your "Inner Pilot Light." What's your next step?Read More...
Can you live a divinely-inspired life, connect to your calling, be an entrepreneur, and still make money?
That question has been buzzing in my head lately (see Part One in this series, "Do Well By Doing Good") and from what I can gather from those of you who are writing to me, talking to me at my public speaking events, and posting in Owning Pink comments, it’s on your mind too.
Many of us are jaded and disillusioned from the corporate world, so we’ve left behind boardrooms, hospitals, courts, classrooms, and other systems where
we went to practice our art and found ourselves lost. After leaving the systems that conspire to dim our lights, we often find ourselves faced with uncomfortable
choices as we align with our Inner Pilot Lights. We may desire the comfort, stability, ability to be generous with others, and little (or big) luxuries that accompany a lucrative paycheck. But many of us are simply done selling our souls for the privilege of that stable income.