The Power to Choose a Life You Love // Special Guest Jessica Yarbrough (Episode 71)

Join me this week as I dive into all things joyful with Jessica Yarbrough!

For Jessica, joyful living is being able to make the choices that are best for her and her family.

There is such freedom in the power of CHOICE. We are faced with decisions and opportunities all the time. Do we choose to invest in ourselves? Do we choose to take those leaps of faith and really recognize and live according to our true worth?

 

 

As women, we often put our own needs on the back burner. We can find ourselves held back by the limiting belief that we must wait until our children are grown or until the needs of others are met before working towards our own dreams. Sound familiar?

In reality, you can be an AMAZING mother, spouse, partner, or friend AND totally crush it with your business or career! It’s not only possible to do both, it’s a choice that each and every one of us can make!

Jessica reminds us that, “You are the only person standing in your way.”

 

 

So, what gifts, talents, skills, and ideas are you holding back?

CHOOSE  to RISE UP, own your gifts, and create the life of your dreams! And, when you step into your power, you’ll not only create a life you love, but you’ll inspire others to do the same.

 

ABOUT JESSICA YARBROUGH //www.jessicayarbrough.com

Jessica Yarbrough, “The Mompreneur Coach,” is a successful entrepreneur, marketing strategist, and business coach. She helps women create high end coaching programs so they can easily make 5 figures a month without working more than 20 hours a week.

Her expertise includes being an accomplished branding, strategy, and digital marketing expert. She brings more than a decade of marketing experience to her coaching programs. As a single mother, her mission is to support women with the tools, tactics, and resources to build a 6 figure business they can run from home.


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Sharing Stories and Finding Joy // Special Guest Sabrina Must (Episode 69)

When it comes to living joyfully, when is the last time you really pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone, challenged yourself, or explored new ways of finding or creating joy? 

We all have our go-to answers for what brings us joy in life, but when we limit ourselves to what’s comfortable and familiar, we risk missing out on experiences that will help us learn, grow, and experience more joy.

Sabrina Must is an inspiring writer and entrepreneur who shares stories of her life –the ups, the downs, and everything in between – and inspires others to do the same. She believes in taking adventures, being intentional about pursuing the things that align with your own unique flavor of joy, and loving and learning as you go.

At age 21, Sabrina’s world was turned upside down when her sister committed suicide. She found herself in the darkest of places, with a level of grief that seemed impossible to overcome.

She found herself turning to writing as a way to navigate through her emotions, and discovered that, as she allowed herself to express her own feelings and her own journey, her life became enriched and expanded in unexpected ways.

Sabrina has since written three books – “Must Girls Love,” along with two books as part of the “Living Witnesses” series: “Faces of the Holocaust,” and “Triumph Over Tragedy.” Through these books and her blog, she continues to share her love of writing and her passion for sharing and connecting through the journey of life.

As you listen to this episode, you can’t help but feel a sense of freedom and inspiration to self-evaluate, reach for new heights, and share your truth with those around you. In the words of Marianne Williamson, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Sabrina reminds us that we each deserve to be happy, to feel fulfilled, and to have joy in every aspect of our lives. We so often get held back by fear or comparison and end up playing small, hiding from struggle, and pushing down our emotions. 

The beautiful truth is that joy comes when we not only face our fears, but push beyond them, when we allow ourselves to experience struggle, when we get honest with ourselves, and when we step up to share in authenticity with others.

I invite you to dive into your own story and challenge yourself to discover new opportunities for happiness, growth, and authenticity in your life. Be confident, be brave, and believe that you are worth creating a beautiful, joy filled journey!

ABOUT SABRINA MUST // WWW.SABRINAMUST.COM

A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Northwestern University, Sabrina Must uses the written word to inspire others to be authentic and raw. She is the author of Must Girls Love, a memoir, and the Living Witnesses Holocaust survivor series. In addition to her creative work, she founded WriteLessBad, an editing/writing service for businesses to perfect their written communication. She has lived on 3 continents, in 5 US cities, traveled to over 30 countries, and can always be playing sports, surfing, and biking around town with her pug Monkey.

 

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In Flow + On Fire (Episode 66)

Do you feel the call of a dream or idea that you long to bring to life? Are there desires and strengths that you feel you were born to create and share?

Building those desires of the heart and soul and bringing them into realization is a miraculous journey to embark on. My desire is to help others create and bring their heart and soul projects to life while living IN FLOW and ON FIRE.

 

In a society tells us that we need to “hustle,” and that creation in life and in business should be forceful or that we need only to push forward and “make it happen,” I invite you to remember to enjoy the moment, be aware of your humanity, and to know that there is a more peaceful way to build and thrive.

In this episode, we dive into what it really means to create in a divinely feminine way and how sometimes the creation process requires us to recognize the difference between when to hustle and when to surrender. We talk about the ability to overcome fear and to truly create in flow, in peace, and in harmony.

Over the past year, I have stepped into my own soulful calling and have taken my energy work and coaching to a level that I never even thought possible. In doing so, I have seen my own life and business expand and explode into a state of pure flow.

My path has led me to some interesting discoveries and realizations that have stretched me in ways that felt scary and even painful at times. As I have leaned into the journey, I have learned to let go of my need for my own heart and soul project to happen in a certain way at a certain time and to surrender to the Divinity that guides me forward.

I can’t wait to share with you more of my journey and to gather together in support and creativity, to cheer each other on in this journey of allowing a heart and soul project to develop exactly how it’s supposed to – in flow with their health, family, home, finances, and relationships.
If you find yourself in a place of discovery or feel your soul burning with a YES to this idea of birthing your heart and soul project in flow and on fire, I offer you this invitation and reminder: the world needs your gifts, your love, and your beauty. Your heart and soul dreams and projects matter. Your joy matters.

 


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Stop Drowning: Get IN FLOW + ON FIRE

Do you ever feel like you’re DROWNING in life and business? This drowning feeling is what I would define as a lack of FLOW + FIRE.

There are high costs to not living in our zone of flow + fire.

Without FLOW in our life and businesses, we BURN OUT. We not only burn ourselves out by compromising our health and relationships, but we also burn out our opportunities. It can feel like NOTHING will ever work or that no matter what you do your dreams will never fully be realized. You can get stuck in the two steps forward, one BIG step backward dance, never seeming to get to where we want to go. We may be making money, but we’re too exhausted and time is too scarce to actually enjoy it. We feel like we’re barely keeping our heads above the water. We know we need to let something go, but we feel like if we do, the results could be disastrous.

Without FIRE in our life and businesses, we get stuck in routine and monotony. Our work loses meaning. We just go through the motions. Sure, we’re making money, but it’s not by doing work that is meaningful to us. Things feel a bit bored. Our work seems easy enough, but we seem to feel less energy than ever before. Anytime our heart starts to mention some ideas on how to find our fire, we’re afraid to listen. We feel anxious about letting go of the current level of stability, sensing that following our hearts could be dangerously reckless.

How do I know this? Because I’ve been there. I’ve lived without flow and fire in my life and business. IT SUCKS. Literally. It sucks the life right out of you. It sucks years of enjoying your loved ones away from you. It sucks all the joy out of our everyday lives.

If you find yourself dancing in any of these zones, it’s time to learn how to live IN FLOW + ON FIRE. Truly, learning this could be the most epic and fulfilling discovery of your entire life.

“Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” – Stephen King

Don’t let the monsters and ghosts within you win. The ones that tell you “living in flow + on fire” is impossible and not meant for you. The ones that whisper how you’ve failed before and how no one wants what you have to offer. The ones that are sure you don’t have enough time, money or energy to change your life.

Their lies will no longer have power over your dreams as soon as you decide to stop listening to them. xoxo

Nurture Your Creative Spark

What do you do to nurture your creative spark? When your business is rooted in your passions – work you love to do and would do even if no one was paying you – sometimes it can be hard to turn work off and just create for the FUN of it. Even if your work isn’t rooted here yet, nurturing your creative spark can change everything and light your world on fire.

Over the years as I’ve really leaned in to creating a life and business I love, I’ve found that I lose my creative spark when I stop nurturing my creativity. This means doing at least some of my art for the sake of art, rather than only for business.

When we lose touch with our own creative spark, we slip out of our zone of genius. Our work then FEELS like work. It’s something we just do to get money. But when we’re connected to our creative spark, the inner fires light our days and we COME ALIVE. Naturally, our work comes alive as a result, bringing our brilliance + secret sauce back into everything we’re doing.

However, this step can be easy to devalue and look past. We think it’s not crucial in the moment. It’s easier to not take the time to nurture our creative spark. However, leaving those inner fires to tend themselves means they (& we) can easily burn out.

I’ve been leaning in more to tending my inner fire, that divine + creative spark. Lately it’s looked like drawing and painting in my art journal. Whenever I do it, my heart sings. Peace returns. My divine spark glows into a fire.

My work has more depth, heart and life. I have more energy to bring to my family and more patience to enjoy life as it is right now. OUR CREATIVE + DIVINE SPARK MATTERS. Let that light shine!

Getting to the HEART of What You Desire

What do you REALLY want in life? Even the little things can be HUGE pointers to guide your steps into the direction of your heart and soul. Listen in as we discuss how desires like “I want a 6 pack” or “I want more money” can be explored to understand the heart and soul behind the desire, which will in turn increase your ability to create and experience what you’re desiring. MAGIC HERE.

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