When was the Last Time You Let Your Heart Decide?

If you haven't seen the LIVE action version of Aladdin - go see it! Soooo worth it! 
When I heard they were working on the project I was concerned about who would play Genie - because we all know how iconic Robin Williams was in that role, but Will Smith KILLED IT!!!

If there is anyone who could play that role, pay homage to RW and breathe new life into it, its him! He really does make the movie (IMO). But, this show isn't about Genie. Its about a one lyric that has plagued be since I was 10 years old. 

When was the last time you let your heart decide?

So much of what I do has to start from the heart. But it wasn't always this way. I tried to shove my own desires and my own dreams under the rug for so long. I used to think it was because they sounded ridiculous, or unrealistic. I also told myself I didn't how to make them happen. But truth be told, they were all excuses to not follow the truth that lived inside of my heart for so very long. 

In this episode, I talk about my own journey, how I moved into a space of trust and how I am encouraging you to do the same. Take a listen, then drop me a line letting me know what you think!

One of these Courses May Be for You!

**CUE CONFETTTI**

Because today I am celebrating some of my clients for their course creation accomplishment!

Whooo hoooo!

On May 17th, I launched the Course Creator's Clinic! It was 5 days of digital course creation to help coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, influencers and industry professionals to create their very own course. 

See, here is what I know. Courses are the wave of the future. This is how people learn! People don't want to go back to school for years just to learn from professors who are book smart about a subject. NO! They want to learn from people who are actually doing the dang thang!

All of the women I am highlighting below have taken their past experiences, education, training. They have used their past hurts and hurdles to create wonderful containers that serve the world!

Whether you are a career woman or an entrepreneur, a mom-to-be or a divorcee, I have some amazing resources to share with you thanks to these wonderful course creators.  

Below you will read all about them and their newly minted courses - hot off the press, ready for registration. If you are struggling with any of the areas, I HIGHLY recommend you sign up for these. I walked them through the entire course creation process, so I know the labor of love it took to launch this into the world. I also know that their curriculum is rock solid and designed to get you RESULTS! None of that fluffy stuff.

Ria Hirsch, Founder of HopeForge

Are-you feeling like your career is at a dead-end? Like you have no direction? Maybe you have tried all of the "logical" steps, but something is still not connecting. Are you looping the same feelings job after job, and you don't know how to change things. In this course, you will learn how to create, understand, and use your life/work stories to direct their careers in the way most meaningful to YOU. Storytelling has the power to change lives and minds, and students who take this course will leave it with a toolkit that they can use in all aspects of their life, not just their career. This course is research-based and uses the science of storytelling, self-understanding, and positive thinking. GET MORE INFO HERE

Angel Knows, Sovereign Storyteller & Book Writing Coach

COURSE: From Wishful to Written

You want to write a book and you've tried, but you find yourself in an endless cycle of starting and stopping. You know you have a story to tell and with strategy, structure and guidance you can get your book finally written. I created this course to help high achieving women ditch the overwhelm, get the idea out of their head and write their book. GET MORE INFO HERE.

Bianca Bellinger, Motherhood Transformation Coach

 Are you a working mom-to-be? Anxious about what to expect and how to balance being a full time professional and a full time mommy? Unsure of how to navigate it all? Then this is for you! A self-directed course that will empower working mom who are expecting/pregnant with strategies, case studies and resources to live your best life while pregnant and to release stress. Upon completion, every mom will be able to reduce stress immediately by applying simple and budget-friendly techniques. Never live another day feeling overwhelmed or that you can't have a healthy, happy and holistic pregnancy as well as birthing experience. GET MORE INFO HERE

Kim Bullock-Hennix, Lifestyle Abundance Coach

This 7-week course is for Entrepreneurial Ambitious Women or Elite Ambitious Women in Leadership roles that have faced obstacles, setbacks, temporary defeat, or a delay in their professional progress. If you are a woman who knows she should be a lot further in life, but you're mentally exhausted, paralyzed by fear of failure, ready to give up, and you have no idea  how to bounce back from this place of pain - then this 7 Week Course is for you! GET MORE INFO HERE.

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Afya Evans, Personal Stylist, Image Consultant & Health Strategist

If you want to be the best, you need to look your best! And I am helping you do that with my new Dress Your Best Style & Image Bootcamp. This is a 21-Day Course for Curvy Career Women & Entrepreneurs who want to boost their confidence & expand their influence. I created this course to help professional women not simply "look nice" but to make an IMPACT. In this 21 days you will learn how to have potential clients, investors & decision-makers saying "YES" to you before they speak a word. GET MORE INFO HERE.

Aleida Lynn, Soul Prosperity Coach

One minute I was a pastor's wife with the ministry, new home and seemly perfect family. The next minute, I'm abandoned and served divorced papers. After experiencing the pain and heartbreak of divorce first-hand and intentionally seeking healing and wholeness I've created Whole & Divorced. This course biblically-based course walks women through the inner-healing process after divorce, helps them grow in self love and live out their life's purpose. GET MORE INFO HERE.



Lull Mattress Review

Ok ladies and gentleman!!! I am finally ready to reveal to you one my my secrets to a good nights sleep!!!

THE LULL MATTRESS!!

OMG - ok, I did a full review on it, and you can check the video for that. Today, I want to talk to you about my not-so-great sleeping habits.

I have traditionally not been a great sleeper. And everyone always tries to give me advice, but let me tell ya, I have tried it all!!! Camomile tea, melatonin, valerian root, CBD oil, staring at a candle before bed, counting sheep, taking deep breaths..EVERYTHING (outside of prescription medication). 

Something may work for a night or two, but never consistently...until now that is!

The last several weeks, my sleep has been on point! What's changed? My Lull of course!

Full disclosure, they did send me the mattress for a sponsored video. But as someone who has been on a perpetual mission to find something that helps me sleep better, I am voluntarily singing its praises, my friends!

Now, I know that there are a ton of bed in a box options out there - seems like its the new craze. 

We have Casper vs Purple vs Nectar vs others that I can't think of right now. 

And I am sure they all have their benefits (I have tried a few of them myself). 

But, honestly, I think the Lull lends itself more to my style of sleep.

The video will give you all the deets, but here are few thoughts:

Firmness: Medium, but soft and plush - great for stomach sleepers like me, but I feel fully cradled and supported while sleeping on my back and/or side. 

Heat distribution - the mattress does a great job distributing heat. I had a hybrid memory foam mattress prior to this, and I ALWAYS woke up hot! And I am not even a HOT person, I generally run cold. 

Arrival and Assembly - it comes in a box that is probably somewhere around 3ft x 4.5ft -ish...don't quote me on those dimensions. All that to say, its not this huge, overwhelming box that you need 3 people to lift. I was able to move it from my door step to my bedroom and onto my bed all by myself! Yay me!

The video shows how I was able to do all of it. 

The only downside to the lull mattress that I can think of is the fact that it has to rise for 24 hours before you can sleep on it. Other than that! It's a keeper! I plan on getting another one for my guest room : )

So, if you are like me - on the sleep struggle bus, then I highly recommend you peep this! And with THIS link you will get $150 OFF! YAAASSSSS



Social Sidenotes Podcast Episode 4: Eight Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Game of Thrones

EPISODE 4 SHOW NOTES:

Are you a GOT fan? Because I ABSOLUTELY AM! I feel like when Game of Thrones is in season, I just live my life waiting for it to be Sunday again LOL - but I digress. 

I have seen every episode of Game of Thrones at least 3 times (because it takes at least that to pull out all of the golden nuggets and easter eggs they hide in there, right?). And in doing so, I have made some notes. 

How can Game of Thrones be applicable to the life of the entrepreneur. Well, I am about to tell you! In this episode I break them down one by one. Take a listen!

1. DO NOT DESPISE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

2. BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS AND TRUST THE VISION.

3. KEEP GOOD COUNSEL. YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON IT!

4. SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA GO NORTH OF THE WALL.

5. ​ASK YOURSELF, WWTD? (WHAT WOULD TYRION DO?).

6. ​SPEAKING OF TYRION LANNISTER - A LANNISTER ALWAYS PAYS HIS/HER DEBTS.

7. ​REMEMBER THIS: CHAOS IS A LADDER. HERE IS WHAT THAT MEANS.

8. MY FAVORITE: NURTURE YOUR DRAGONS - WE ALL HAVE 'EM!


In the show, I made mention of my upcoming Course Creator's Clinic. The 5 Day Challenge that is designed to get you to finally create a course, loaded and ready for launch!

Perhaps Creating a course is the next step for you, and a way for you to unleash your own dragon! If so...ENROLL HERE!