This weekend six awesome women join me in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha for an Unstoppable Women Two Day Intensive Coaching Retreat. Together we'll courageously, joyously disrupt old, limiting patterns - and, in that clearing we'll hone the skills and distinctions top step into new dimensions and create the extraordinary results they want. Oh, and along the way there'll be hugs, laughing yoga, steaming chickpea and rosemary soup and homemade bread, and an optional walk up Mt Coot-tha.
Like these women, you too have a big vision.
Whether or not I've met you in person, I know that you are a woman passionate about making a difference in the world by the very fact that you are a member of this community, and that the world badly needs what you have to contribute.
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That's why my heart aches when brilliant women almost almost almost stepinto their courage, their potential, their next level of brilliance... only to pull back again and again, put it off a while longer, perhaps forever, believing they're not ready for it, not up for it. Many of the reasons - absolutely valid of course - I've known well, along with those others, hidden deeper, that hold even greater sway - albeit a far more tenuous connection with reality. Along the way, we gradually lose touch with our authentic expression of self.
As women we get on with life and do an excellent job of it, yet, while we might pretend otherwise, it can be a sad, slowly soul-destroying experience when this is how we spend our best years, which is any of the years we have, not living our truth. What's more, we can think we're alone in this. Not so, sister.
That's why I encourage you to do a litmus test on where you are, and perhaps even to reconnect with the life that's waiting for you. Would you be game? It's a 6 minute video from coach Prince Ea:
Everybody dies, but not everybody lives
If you've seen it previously, you might like to watch again with new eyes. The creator asks
"Do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you?"
Whooo. I know you have the courage - AND the dream. You wouldn't have read this far if you didn't. Be warned though, you may be moved to tears and left with a burning desire to step into your big life.
Once you've viewed it, sit with that for a bit for it to percolate and stay present. Share with someone you trust. Journal your thoughts. Even do one little tiny thing that will reinforce what you dream of, and keep that present in your life. That will help to make it real.
If you're wanting to take it even further than that:
Come to Women Howling at the Moon and connnect with a tribe of wholehearted women who are on similar quests and who appreciate being part of a strong, supportive, loving sisterhood.
- Join a chat space online via the Facebook Women Howling at the Moon private group.
- Book in for the next event run by Women Howling at the Moon in Brisbane. We'll deep dive into the topic of Befriend Your Inner Critic on Wednesday 20 July. (Early bird rate and special offer available until 11 July)
- Book a discovery session. This is a complimentary, no-obligation 40-60 minute session via skype or in person, for you clarify your vision and where to start. Book via the online calendar.