It’s time to face your fears!

Everyone of us has some kind of fear. It could be any one of the common phobias, like arachnophobia, claustrophobia, a fear of heights, a fear of falling. It could be more complex like a fear of what people think of you. It is time to face your fears! Fears are only dark feelings conjured up in your head. As Dr. Wayne Dyer states in his book Excuses Begone, “do you know it is 100% true?” I love this line from the wonderful Danielle Redner who I was honored to meet, “What is the worse that can happen, they can tell you to F$*% off!”

I subscribe to receive emails from the universe through http://www.tut.com. This was my email for today:

Dwelling on the unimportant, stressing on the unintended, and freaking over the unknown, Jen, simply doesn’t work… and are a bit like lighting a match in a dark room to make sure no one accidentally sprinkled any gunpowder on your bicycle, kept under the stairs, near the back porch, in January.

Actually, some of that wasn’t really important, but hopefully it distracted from any stigma you may have attached to freaking over the unknown.

You’re so adorable,
The Universe

I love these emails, as they are pretty much bang on every time I receive them.

I decided to face some of my fears. In order to make my business grow, I need to start talking to people. I have no problems putting my words into writing, it is the over the phone or in-person conversations of which I dread. As I mentioned in my blog about the life lessons from My Little Pony, you need to learn to be yourself. When you are passionate about something and truly believe in it, then why not stand up for yourself and your friends. When you act like yourself, and be honest with people, they in turn respect you and appreciate you for who you are. When you try to act like someone you’re not, people can see right through the lies.

Your life is your own. Make it your own, and do it your own way. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. I choose to make some follow-up calls today to ensure my customers were happy. As Stella & Dot tells us in our training, it is about planting seeds. I look forward to the day I can harvest the bumper crop. It takes time, and I have faith, and patience is always testing me.

The thought that just crossed my mind was thinking of superheroes. Hearing the tag line: Have no fear… is here. And then remembering a motivational speaker my parents took me to see who kept singing the Mighty Mouse song, “Here I come to save the day! Mighty Mouse is on the way!”

For 2012, lets forge forward and be fearless in our quest.

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Life Lessons from My Little Pony

Children programming is surprisingly filled with important life lessons. It is interesting to actually sit down and pay attention to the television shows and movies that are shown to our children. I was watching My Little Pony with my daughters this evening, and Twilight thought she’d be showing off like the other pony if she stood up for her friends. It is important to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. I have been trying my hand at direct marketing sales, and I’m the type of person who is similar to Twilight. I don’t want to be known as the pushy sales person, especially to my friends and family. When I went to listen to Danielle Redner from Stella & Dot, she said you are not being pushy; “what is the worse someone can say, F*$& you!” As long as you are being genuine, and are truly trying to help, what is the problem with setting your goal to be the leader in company sales. To some people, it takes very little effort to be charismatic and outgoing. For others, it may take every ounce of their being to do so. It is possible, as nothing is impossible.

In another episode of My Little Pony, Applejack is faced with the task of harvesting all the apples of a bumper crop. She is too proud of herself to ask anyone for help. She is known as being dependable and reliable, and has a hard time saying no. Instead of asking for help, she exhausts herself by trying to do everything herself, and ends up making some terrible mistakes. Finally her friends decided to step in and offer a helping hand. A similar story was re-iterated in my daughters’ bedtime story tonight about the quails and the hunter. When the quails worked together, they were able to outwit the hunter. In all, when we choose to work together as a team, no mountain is too high, and the tasks take less time finish.

There are hidden messages everywhere we look. The universe is trying to tell you something. Pay attention, and listen to those messages, as it might be exactly what you needed.

Enjoy the rest of 2011! Namaste!

Jen

Have no fear!

On Monday evening, I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Danielle Redner from Stella & Dot. She had an amazing speech, and put out there, “if you had no fear, what would you do in 2012?”

With the New Year right around the corner, what are your plans for the year? Have you always wanted to try skydiving, yet are afraid of jumping out of a plane? Have you wanted to pursue a new business endeavor, yet have been afraid of success or failure? Have you wanted to embrace your inner self, yet have been afraid of self-discovery? Lets set our fears aside and challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone and see where we can go.

Wayne Dyer puts it nicely, “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Remember there are times when we feel as though we want to quit. As Winston Churchill said, “Never, never, never give up.”

Imagine what the world would be like if we all gave up when the goings got tough. When there is something you truly believe in and want to pursue, pursue it to the end. Make it your passion. Most times it is our own selves that hold us back. Instead of focusing on the words of the non-believers, refocus on achieving your dream. “When you feel like denying your dream is when you must deepen your devotion to your dream.” – Robin Sharma.

Here’s to a fearless 2012. What dreams are going to be achieved?