I would love to invite you to come play in the Big Ripples community in my new Facebook group!
It’s a community for coaches, changemakers and transformational leaders like you, who are committed to creating a positive impact in the world through their work and presence.
As the world has shifted into chaos and upheaval and old structures have started falling apart, I have asked myself what is my role. How can I help?
I asked myself should I get more involved with “being the change”? I went to Washington DC in January to Marianne Williamson’s event, Sister Giant. I heard all sorts of activists, politicians, media leaders, religious leaders talk about what’s needed today.
The throughline message was to start in your backyard. Start with your passion. Big change actually starts quite organically – from within and then radiates outward.
So, yeah, I realized my mission. Actually it was more like I finally owned it. It’s been there all along waiting for me to embrace it and step into in a bigger way.
To help coaches be more successful. To create more change and impact together than they could alone. To create a sustainable business that supports changemakers like you – financially and values-wise while helping you create positive ripples in the world with your work.
My big ripple… comes through helping you create big ripples.
In your own unique way.
So please join us over at the Big Ripple Community on Facebook and dare to be inspired, called forward and step into your success in a bigger way… because that means you’re reaching more people!
I’m leading my Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea starting today. I always get so excited preparing for everyone’s arrival! The gift bags, yummy nutritious meals, creative art project supplies organized, agenda reviewed and ready, and creative alchemy infused throughout this beautiful house on the ocean…
Hopefully you can plan on coming next October! Talk to me at the beginning of the year!
Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you this audio recording of an interview. I was the guest on the Share Your Shine series with Marie Fratoni of GetClientsEverywhere.com. (You might see us together on facebook a lot… we like to create and explore in Atlanta!)
Listen in as I talk about how important passion is… and how you need more than passion… you need Passion Plus!
It’s about 30 minutes and is fun and high vibe! I hope you get inspired and it gets your thinking!
Last week my 16 year old son, Sam and I, were in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I am a program coach for another coach and this was where we were holding a 2 day Immersion. I turned it into extra vacation for me and a week long vacation for Sam and his friend.
Next week I’m off to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Being home in between trips feels both grounding and unsettling at the same time. I like “home” and how it enfolds me – encouraging me to rest and nurture. But I also feel another urge. To be out in the world. Especially in nature.
So several mornings this week before coaching calls and classes I’ve taken myself down to the beautiful Chattahoochee River. Sitting by the river I feel I can breathe fully. I feel expansive. I feel connected to the bigger world. Then as I take a walk in the woods nearby I can feel my body relax into what I most want to create and how I want to BE in the world. I can feel the PUSH feeling ebbing and shifting into a surrendering of what I really want.
As I started creating this post, I wasn’t expecting to write about this.
And yet, this is what is so present for me. Surrendering to life.
Circling back around to our message for today about how it takes more than Passion to create success.
Passion PLUS Practice.
For me, it’s a practice to surrender. Being passionate about my work, my message, my business and my life gives me energy but it’s a type of raw energy.
You have to practice your passion to refine the energy.