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Own You Own Health: From Illness to Wellness
Season 1, Ep. 22
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 22 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Cheryl Meyer on "Own You Own Health: From Illness to Wellness”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.________________________________________________________________________________About Cheryl MeyerI was a business owner for 25 years and wasn't listening to the signals that my body was sending me about my health.I got autoimmune disease and everything in my body hurt. My MD couldn't find anything wrong with me, threw steroids at me, and suggested I seek therapy.I researched, learned to lower my stress and eliminated hundreds of toxins from my life. Found A Functional MD, who diagnosed my disease, approached it from a totally different perspective and I returned to relative health.Website URL:: https://cherylmhealthmuse.comFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cherylmhealthmuse/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/feelinggoodlivinglowtoxin/ https://www.facebook.com/It-Feels-Good-To-Feel-Good-reverse-inflammation-1277191688990457/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylmeyer/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cherylmhealthmuInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherylmhealthmuse/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cherylmhealthmuse/pins/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xGaVEz-DA4rxC9npcpFOg?view_as=subscriber________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPTWEBVTT100:00:02.790 --> 00:00:09.480Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to this episode of awaken the possibilities Podcast. I'm your host, Terry will demand of intuitive leadership.200:00:09.900 --> 00:00:20.370Terry Wildemann: And I love working with burned out and stressed out entrepreneurs who are ready to leap off distress hamster wheel of life and leap into calm ease and flow.300:00:20.700 --> 00:00:30.000Terry Wildemann: And the results are unstoppable resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics and as you know400:00:30.420 --> 00:00:41.010Terry Wildemann: As you know, the guests that I bring on this show all filled that they all help every single one of you who are listening.500:00:41.370 --> 00:00:55.470Terry Wildemann: To evolve into that unstoppable leader into that practical business mystic because this information is needed. I have such great guests and today.600:00:55.890 --> 00:01:09.870Terry Wildemann: I've got a wonderful friend who is also a mystic who has so much to share about being resilient dealing with catastrophic loss and so much more.700:01:10.560 --> 00:01:20.760Terry Wildemann: Allow me to introduce you to the amazing Christine powers. She is a world class soprano, who I've seen break glasses, who was800:01:21.570 --> 00:01:31.260Terry Wildemann: What was dumb and grace that amplifies the amplifiers through eclectic sublime experiences. She empowers servant leaders to inhabit their power.900:01:31.500 --> 00:01:43.470Terry Wildemann: And presence wider and deeper, thereby magically creating bigger and bigger ripples that of uplift us all a former marketing PR communications and fundraising executive1000:01:43.860 --> 00:01:53.790Terry Wildemann: Christine Is founder of the philosopher's camp where she offers a refuge for people on sacred land in the Adirondack Mountains. Excuse me.1100:01:56.490 --> 00:02:05.010Terry Wildemann: Sorry about that today. Christine speaks on purpose and power science and mysticism of sound and thriving after catastrophic loss.1200:02:05.490 --> 00:02:19.800Terry Wildemann: She is a master energy worker and intuitive serving through her singing attunement workshops retreats and adventure camps and welcome welcome welcome Miss Christine to awaken the possibilities.1300:02:24.090 --> 00:02:25.560Christine Powers: You are you1400:02:25.800 --> 00:02:39.630Christine Powers: I know I i was giggling a little bit and I didn't want to make noise during your intro. So, I am delighted to be here. It is so good. I think this is the theme of our show is just really let's let it all hang out.1500:02:41.700 --> 00:02:42.930Christine Powers: This is like take 201600:02:48.300 --> 00:02:49.860Terry Wildemann: This never happened at this1700:02:52.110 --> 00:02:53.070Terry Wildemann: Level, what1800:02:54.570 --> 00:02:56.790Terry Wildemann: Was really quite funny anyway.1900:02:58.230 --> 00:02:59.610Terry Wildemann: Share your topic.2000:02:59.640 --> 00:03:01.950Terry Wildemann: Because nobody can say it the way you do.2100:03:03.030 --> 00:03:04.860Christine Powers: Yeah you and I've been talking2200:03:06.330 --> 00:03:17.190Christine Powers: About catastrophic loss and resiliency and thriving after catastrophic loss. There's so much ground that we can cover here.2300:03:18.390 --> 00:03:26.070Christine Powers: That is pertinent to right now but pertinent to all time, you know, all time.2400:03:28.320 --> 00:03:34.110Christine Powers: Because being human and living on set. We're going to have these these times of loss.2500:03:34.950 --> 00:03:36.720Terry Wildemann: Yes, yes, yes. And2600:03:38.100 --> 00:03:48.720Terry Wildemann: What I know about the human condition in the human spirit is that when we do have catastrophic loss when there are really big challenges in front of us.2700:03:49.140 --> 00:04:05.220Terry Wildemann: We truly do elevate ourselves elevate one another and shift into some amazing, amazing situations that propels us forward and there is potential and opportunity, even in catastrophic loss. So can you talk a2800:04:05.220 --> 00:04:19.650Terry Wildemann: Little bit about that because to me, I don't see loss. I feel badly for the losses that have occurred, but I also see so much opportunity on so many levels.2900:04:20.100 --> 00:04:20.580Huh.3000:04:21.870 --> 00:04:34.710Christine Powers: Yeah, so I have experienced catastrophic loss in my own life going back almost four years, my family lost everything that we owned3100:04:36.270 --> 00:04:51.540Christine Powers: Including our two businesses and all of our every material possession in a fire that was rather historic and I look back on that now as being one of the greatest gifts of my life. But at the time, you know,3200:04:52.560 --> 00:04:57.900Christine Powers: things that happen. Of that nature are really strangely wrapped gifts.3300:04:59.580 --> 00:05:09.210Christine Powers: And we don't always recognize them were, first of all, we're in shock. And then we can't escape the grief process and all those things that will come with it.3400:05:09.930 --> 00:05:33.840Christine Powers: But one of the things that is so viscerally imprinted is that I came to a point where I was held by profound grace and when as an intuitive. When I scanned the horizon right energetically. It was so full of possibility because life had broken the rules, right.3500:05:35.070 --> 00:05:49.950Christine Powers: And I no longer felt obligated to play by the rules and this box had just fallen away and everything had been stripped away most of, I mean, when you don't have anything. There's a great lightness about you.3600:05:51.270 --> 00:05:52.170Christine Powers: And3700:05:53.520 --> 00:06:03.750Christine Powers: I realized over time that I stayed there in that space for a few months, because I just wanted to be there in the field of potential reality.3800:06:04.170 --> 00:06:21.180Christine Powers: And I allow things to begin to coalesce as they wanted to be created and I worked really hard to keep my mind out of it from all the things that I thought should be coming down the path. And so by being really still and just following3900:06:22.590 --> 00:06:37.770Christine Powers: What wanted to be and going decision by decision I built a whole new life and we have that available to us, particularly at those times because our awareness is incredibly heightened4000:06:38.850 --> 00:06:46.320Christine Powers: And whether we know it or not, we're always held in grace. We're always held in grace so so to me.4100:06:47.400 --> 00:06:59.040Christine Powers: times of great challenge and difficulty are really this the same side of the coin is times of great potential and opportunity.4200:06:59.640 --> 00:07:16.770Christine Powers: And it takes a lot of it takes a village takes a community to support us to be able to be in that space. And I think it takes a lot of spiritual maturity and wisdom to kind of be in that space and and and not to say that I was there all the time.4300:07:18.360 --> 00:07:21.390Christine Powers: But that was my predominant place that I was after the fire.4400:07:22.770 --> 00:07:34.050Terry Wildemann: And I remember when that fire happened and how catastrophic. It was I just couldn't imagine. And it's interesting because when I lost my backpack. In March, where I lost my identity.4500:07:34.440 --> 00:07:35.940Terry Wildemann: Because everything is stolen.4600:07:36.960 --> 00:07:44.520Terry Wildemann: I kept thinking of you because unlike I didn't lose the house I lose my belongings. I lost the backpack, you know,4700:07:45.030 --> 00:07:56.790Terry Wildemann: But the thing was my identity was in that backpack my computer was in that backpack things that I you know that we consider important or in that backpack. So just that small piece.4800:07:57.120 --> 00:08:10.140Terry Wildemann: In many ways, was catastrophic because it happened during the week where it was the week from hell. I'll just leave it at that, some really, really intense things happen and it helped me understand what being invisible. It's like, because4900:08:11.160 --> 00:08:16.740Terry Wildemann: Your identification. When you lose your credit card or you lose everything. YOU HAVE NO ID.5000:08:18.600 --> 00:08:19.770Terry Wildemann: You become invisible.5100:08:21.180 --> 00:08:34.830Terry Wildemann: And that taught me a lot, but you what happened to you is what kept me grounded because I realized that this was just a. This was a blip on the radar screen, no matter how much5200:08:35.520 --> 00:08:42.210Terry Wildemann: You know how much of a pain in the neck. It was and I felt violated, I really did because it was still on at the airport.5300:08:42.900 --> 00:08:57.120Terry Wildemann: But it wasn't a house. It wasn't my belongings. It wasn't the things that meant a lot to me it would mean there were things in there. My, my grandmother's drori was in there which I can't replace because it's from5400:08:57.120 --> 00:08:57.630Terry Wildemann: Cuba.5500:08:58.230 --> 00:09:05.700Terry Wildemann: You know, but still, it's nothing in comparison to what you went through you lost your home.5600:09:07.020 --> 00:09:19.920Terry Wildemann: You lost your complete footing and that is that's what I think we need to remember when big things when quote unquote big things happen to us that5700:09:20.610 --> 00:09:38.550Terry Wildemann: Other people have gone through much bigger things and they still surviving. They're still opportunity. So I'm curious, what are the opportunities. What are the potential. What was the potential reality of what happened.5800:09:39.870 --> 00:09:44.070Terry Wildemann: Four years down the line when you turn around and look back at that I5900:09:44.100 --> 00:09:45.450Terry Wildemann: Can you get about can you start6000:09:45.450 --> 00:09:56.400Terry Wildemann: with the end in mind and share with us all the wonderful potential opportunities that evolved because of that catastrophic event.6100:09:57.030 --> 00:10:00.870Christine Powers: Yeah. Well, the first thing that that comes to mind is6200:10:03.300 --> 00:10:07.920Christine Powers: And this is probably really pertinent to practical mystic entrepreneurs, right.6300:10:09.000 --> 00:10:14.550Christine Powers: We get wrapped up in leadership and what we're supposed to be doing.6400:10:15.660 --> 00:10:28.350Christine Powers: And one of the things I began to learn. Was that part of why I liked being in that space was because it was much easier for me to always be giving than receiving6500:10:28.980 --> 00:10:31.110Terry Wildemann: Ah, that's a big one.6600:10:31.980 --> 00:10:35.370Christine Powers: It's the big one. And when you're stripped away to nothing.6700:10:37.650 --> 00:10:51.930Christine Powers: It was a huge opportunity for me to be vulnerable and soft and undefended and the the outpouring of love from the community.6800:10:52.980 --> 00:11:01.050Christine Powers: From little things to big things was was really mature. It was maturity. For me it was growth for me.6900:11:01.800 --> 00:11:20.760Christine Powers: Because I was not used to being in that place. I was used to being the one who would lead it or facilitate it. So that's a huge opportunity with catastrophic loss. And the first thing that I noticed another thing that I noticed was that I broke away from the should, in the sense that7000:11:22.290 --> 00:11:39.030Christine Powers: I'll give you an example. We received many donations of physical goods and some of the things that we received really didn't suit our, you know, our choices or lifestyle and we declined them some furniture and different things.7100:11:40.290 --> 00:11:42.960Christine Powers: What was fascinating to me was that7200:11:44.670 --> 00:11:56.580Christine Powers: People reacted negatively to that that we were burning them and got offended and I found that fascinating because the giving was was given with an agenda.7300:11:57.600 --> 00:12:10.230Christine Powers: And I also found that a lot of people were also projecting on to us their own stuff and that came with the territory which was really fascinating.7400:12:10.830 --> 00:12:18.630Christine Powers: And on the flip side, one of the greatest gifts that we got was from a guy who ran a hot dog cart. Right.7500:12:18.990 --> 00:12:29.370Christine Powers: Very simple guy didn't even know him, but he heard about our fire and he gave us three dozen hot dogs and three dozen hot dog roles and even now if I did tears me up because7600:12:29.910 --> 00:12:40.350Christine Powers: It was what he knew to do. And it was so from the heart. And it was so simple but that like pierced me, you know. So I learned a lot about7700:12:41.460 --> 00:12:59.130Christine Powers: Standing my ground for what was true for me and not my husband and I, we had really deep discussions about this because we didn't want to offend anyone. But we were being bombarded with stuff, which was beautiful. And some of it, we really weren't going to be able to use or need7800:13:00.270 --> 00:13:04.110Christine Powers: And then the projections were pretty powerful as well to7900:13:05.430 --> 00:13:10.170Christine Powers: People kind of bringing their own stuff and and you know8000:13:10.770 --> 00:13:12.030Christine Powers: Thrusting their8100:13:12.510 --> 00:13:16.440Christine Powers: Their belief on how we should be doing things or what this meant and8200:13:18.150 --> 00:13:21.030Christine Powers: So that was, those were two really profound lessons.8300:13:22.230 --> 00:13:33.330Terry Wildemann: Bad. It really is huge. And what I'm also hearing is the word vulnerable you became vulnerable and in order to be able to receive8400:13:33.900 --> 00:13:44.640Terry Wildemann: That was a step that needed to be taken in there that that vulnerability piece so that you could discern what was actually going on because sometimes when8500:13:45.120 --> 00:13:51.960Terry Wildemann: You know, those of us who are leaders who are constantly GIVING GIVING GIVING GIVING I know for myself that that's how I am I8600:13:52.320 --> 00:14:09.900Terry Wildemann: You know, I was always GIVING GIVING GIVING GIVING GIVING and I still give a lot. However, I had to learn to be vulnerable and receive because to you know to what it is that you were saying when you don't receive and you're giving all the time you burn out from that.8700:14:10.350 --> 00:14:22.890Terry Wildemann: And that is so so big. So one of the things I wanted to mention to you. Was I just read recently that there is, there were these trees.8800:14:23.280 --> 00:14:45.840Terry Wildemann: Where you need to burn the land and burn the trees so that the pods, the seed pod would burst and regrow are not regrow plant the seeds that are inside these pods are so so hard that only fire will allow the birth of the new seat.8900:14:46.500 --> 00:15:05.160Terry Wildemann: And I got a sense that image is what came to me when you were sharing your story of the fire because everything got burned to in order for you to be able to allow that seed to explode out9000:15:06.450 --> 00:15:10.770Terry Wildemann: Does that resonate at all because that image was so intense. When you were shooting.9100:15:10.800 --> 00:15:14.130Christine Powers: Yeah, it absolutely does.9200:15:16.380 --> 00:15:23.610Christine Powers: You know it. Yeah, it's really beautiful because I didn't realize how hard my shell had become9300:15:24.600 --> 00:15:30.660Christine Powers: And and the, you know, looking across the landscape of the four years.9400:15:31.800 --> 00:15:39.360Christine Powers: This receiving journey has been going on all that time. And that was what first made the crack9500:15:41.970 --> 00:15:43.440Christine Powers: And9600:15:45.750 --> 00:15:52.950Christine Powers: So that's probably one of the most profound things that I created on the potential of the horizon.9700:15:54.630 --> 00:15:56.520Christine Powers: Is a more more soft9800:15:57.630 --> 00:16:00.390Christine Powers: More real more authentic me9900:16:02.460 --> 00:16:10.770Christine Powers: Another thing that we shifted. Another lesson is that we have a smaller footprint. We live much more simply.10000:16:11.400 --> 00:16:30.960Christine Powers: And we travel more which was something that I always wanted to do but we delight. My husband and I had constructed had a big mortgage and big overhead and an office rent and all of these things. And again, the sugars and the expectations of what my life should look like from my upbringing.10100:16:32.040 --> 00:16:52.110Christine Powers: And I released those last remnants of, you know, being the daughter of a prominent attorney, having gone to Notre Dame, you know, all these things that I was supposed to be in the world and I had been judging myself at some level, this gave me the freedom to just walk out of it 100%10200:16:53.460 --> 00:16:54.930Christine Powers: So I'm10300:16:56.100 --> 00:17:11.880Christine Powers: The black sheep of the family. I'm the free spirit of the family and as very inspirational because we live in a mountain on 100 acres, and it's a very simple life, but we have a lot more freedom of our time and travel and what we do.10400:17:13.050 --> 00:17:27.180Terry Wildemann: And I have to share with folks. She's got a great little spot if you ever, especially in this era of distance social distancing. You want to get away a little spot called New glam sure I will go10500:17:27.180 --> 00:17:27.480Terry Wildemann: Ahead and10600:17:28.650 --> 00:17:36.000Terry Wildemann: And my husband and I spend our anniversary there talk about falling into place. It was one of those10700:17:37.950 --> 00:17:47.610Terry Wildemann: You happen to say in the post that you had that weekend open and my husband and I were just talking about what we're going to do for our anniversary and Bada bing, bada boom and like10800:17:48.750 --> 00:17:57.330Terry Wildemann: It just happened and it is a beautiful, beautiful place with a woody call that content that you have10900:17:58.290 --> 00:17:59.670Christine Powers: It's a lotus spell. It's from New11000:17:59.670 --> 00:18:02.520Christine Powers: Zealand. Yeah, it's in the shape of a lotus flower.11100:18:02.640 --> 00:18:12.090Terry Wildemann: It is, and it's beautiful and you're out in nature and it's wonderful in your way from everybody. So plug here for new glam sure11200:18:12.660 --> 00:18:34.650Terry Wildemann: Because it really is just magnificent and you are really out there in nature and it is very high level camping. I will say that very high level camping and absolutely wonderful and the land is beautiful. They're very, very spiritual and I can see how that is really filling your life.11300:18:34.710 --> 00:18:35.550Christine Powers: Because11400:18:35.940 --> 00:18:44.700Terry Wildemann: The areas that we explored and that we walked and driving up in the tractor to the top of the mountain, and I still use that picture and a couple of my means.11500:18:46.020 --> 00:18:55.950Terry Wildemann: It is just so heartwarming and does bring you back to where you need to be. And I'm curious, I have to ask this question, Christine.11600:18:57.180 --> 00:19:10.140Terry Wildemann: If that fire had not happened. Would you be at the helm of creating new glam. Sure. Number one, and would you have created the philosopher's camp.11700:19:12.900 --> 00:19:19.950Christine Powers: Probably not. Probably not. Yeah, yeah. The, the time11800:19:21.660 --> 00:19:24.450Christine Powers: The time after the fire when we11900:19:25.650 --> 00:19:31.770Christine Powers: What's so coincidental about it and I think further proof of how divine me12000:19:33.600 --> 00:19:42.990Christine Powers: Frustrated. It was is that we were planning to move to the Adirondacks and there were pieces of both my husband and I, that were questioning12100:19:43.770 --> 00:19:47.790Christine Powers: What kind of business presence, we should keep an Albany, which is you know 90 miles away.12200:19:48.450 --> 00:19:57.480Christine Powers: And the fire took away any opportunity like there was no portal like no portal to go back to our prior life in any way.12300:19:58.320 --> 00:20:15.210Christine Powers: And so, you know, it's interesting. For years I had wanted to do spiritual retreats at destinations and from I judged it as being not enough. Not enough. I don't know where I had that belief but I held it for so long.12400:20:16.380 --> 00:20:19.890Christine Powers: And now I'm like what took me so long.12500:20:22.680 --> 00:20:25.260Christine Powers: So, you know, it gives me. I just want12600:20:28.410 --> 00:20:28.650Christine Powers: But12700:20:28.710 --> 00:20:29.550Christine Powers: But no.12800:20:29.850 --> 00:20:30.930Terry Wildemann: hockey sticks, who cares.12900:20:30.930 --> 00:20:51.720Christine Powers: Yeah, I don't, I don't think I would have because again I gave myself total freedom to create a new life that was joyful and simple and I let go of all all the pressures of what I was supposed to be and the type of career at that point I was supposed to have13000:20:54.000 --> 00:21:00.870Terry Wildemann: That is such an example powerful example for others who are really having a hard time right now.13100:21:01.800 --> 00:21:19.950Terry Wildemann: And as you and I both know that there are a lot of folks that are struggling and it's not something that self imposed the struggle is something that was imposed by outside forces, just as the fire was an outside force for you. Just as my13200:21:21.060 --> 00:21:38.970Terry Wildemann: Having my backpack stone was an outside force for me. Just like all this stuff is outside forces. You do have a sense of loss in in I don't know about you, but I was. It was loss. It was indignation. It was13300:21:40.200 --> 00:21:52.710Terry Wildemann: anger, frustration, yes, you had to go into vulnerability. Here I am at my age being taken care of by my 97 and 94 year old parents really got to be kidding me.13400:21:54.300 --> 00:21:55.740Christine Powers: There is an irony to that.13500:21:57.570 --> 00:22:01.020Terry Wildemann: Because I'm taking care of them all the time. Exactly.13600:22:02.520 --> 00:22:06.090Terry Wildemann: You're feeding me they're giving me money, they had to pay for my Uber.13700:22:09.390 --> 00:22:15.360Terry Wildemann: Whoo. It was and it was it was only for 10 days, but it was long enough, let me talk13800:22:17.910 --> 00:22:22.770Terry Wildemann: You know, anytime there's a loss of any kind, whether it's a car accident.13900:22:23.820 --> 00:22:42.960Terry Wildemann: You know, losing your education, not being able to graduate is a big thing right now with your colleagues and friends. What a sense of loss that is. Yeah. What a story to tell your kids and what a story to share with others in a future lifetime you know there, somebody said,14000:22:44.190 --> 00:22:52.980Terry Wildemann: That I read stop saying that there's a silver lining and everything, because that means that there's clouds. What if we look for blue sky.14100:22:54.780 --> 00:23:09.060Terry Wildemann: Think about that. What if we look at every catastrophic situation as actually blue sky, and when I hear your story. That's what I see, I see blue sky, I see the sun shining so clearly.14200:23:09.510 --> 00:23:19.530Terry Wildemann: I see the moon on the right side just peeping through as it gets a little bit more towards dusk. I just see such a brightness.14300:23:19.980 --> 00:23:38.880Terry Wildemann: In that catastrophic episode that you experience. And when I review all the catastrophic episodes in my life and other people's lives. I see the same thing, because only opposite on the other side there so much possibility joy reflection.14400:23:41.520 --> 00:23:45.420Terry Wildemann: Opportunity and it's up to us whether we take it or not.14500:23:46.320 --> 00:23:53.040Christine Powers: That and that's so important that you say that because it is a choice. It is an opportunity. And that's why, like14600:23:53.850 --> 00:24:11.940Christine Powers: anyone listening or watching this would be so wise to align themselves with you with your organization because when we're in the throes of grief and loss. Some head toward the bitterness and the despair and they don't quite ever get out of it.14700:24:13.650 --> 00:24:28.350Christine Powers: And so resiliency and having a team and having a coach and having a structure is really important because it's an opportunity, it's not it's not the assured outcome. The assured outcome could be 180 degrees. The other direction. Yeah.14800:24:28.800 --> 00:24:41.370Terry Wildemann: Yes, absolutely. But it is a choice. And you're right, and thank you for sharing that with you what Christine was referring to is the fact that, you know, we do bodycote emotion code tapping14900:24:41.820 --> 00:24:52.680Terry Wildemann: Also very tuned into intuitively tuned into a lot of different things when we can clear out a lot of the emotions that are created by such incidences15000:24:53.070 --> 00:25:05.970Terry Wildemann: That really gets stuck in our bodies and become trapped in our bodies and don't allow us to move forward. It's really important whether you're in business, whether you're a leader when15100:25:06.660 --> 00:25:16.350Terry Wildemann: You're a career professional doesn't matter what you are who you are. It's really important to get rid of that emotional baggage that's caused by such catastrophic trauma.15200:25:17.010 --> 00:25:32.640Terry Wildemann: Because if we don't clear it out it will sit in our body and it can contribute to illness and disease further down the line, because it does reduce your immune system and it. We know that15300:25:33.810 --> 00:25:45.600Terry Wildemann: We have studied how certain emotions are connected to certain organs and a lot of the diseases that we have our because it trapped emotions that trap baggage in those areas of our bodies so15400:25:46.020 --> 00:25:54.180Terry Wildemann: Clearing that out is truly, truly important. So thank you for saying that. And that's referring to15500:25:54.930 --> 00:25:59.220Christine Powers: Yeah, I'm referring to that and also your business expertise to be rather blunt to15600:26:00.960 --> 00:26:01.620Christine Powers: And and yeah15700:26:03.000 --> 00:26:09.270Christine Powers: And and yes and yes, you know, um, you know, in here being15800:26:10.650 --> 00:26:15.600Christine Powers: It part of nature and being on a mountain, you know, a lot of that can happen here as well.15900:26:16.950 --> 00:26:25.410Christine Powers: And so there's so many different ways to tend to the gardens of our souls and to tend to our emotional trauma.16000:26:27.840 --> 00:26:42.390Christine Powers: And it's really important. The work that you do in the end. That's an essential piece to this with with the loss there is work to be done. You know, there are clouds that come by and you know our essential nature is that blue sky.16100:26:43.740 --> 00:26:45.450Christine Powers: And life happens16200:26:45.570 --> 00:26:47.790Christine Powers: You know, it really happens. So16300:26:49.350 --> 00:26:56.280Christine Powers: Part of part of, you know, in part, so here's the other piece that I learned about this, you know, looking for years later.16400:26:57.690 --> 00:27:05.730Christine Powers: Think about like the great gift that I was given of letting go of so much of the programming of my how I was raised.16500:27:06.240 --> 00:27:11.730Christine Powers: And I'm not saying that it was bad. I love my parents. I love my family. I'm grateful for my family.16600:27:12.420 --> 00:27:21.150Christine Powers: But I had to let go of all the beliefs that I took on of how I was supposed to be. And there's a lot of emotional baggage and a lot of trauma underneath all of that.16700:27:21.630 --> 00:27:33.060Christine Powers: That needs to be cleared and that is an important aspect of leadership. It's an important aspect of right now. You know who we choose to be in this coven era.16800:27:34.620 --> 00:27:48.600Christine Powers: You know, it's not even about being heart centered. It's being passion centered at this point. And, you know, following the what you're really lit up about because that's going to pave the way to making an impact and being of service.16900:27:49.650 --> 00:28:08.940Christine Powers: Because it's a whole new paradigm and we are just at the beginning of the whole new paradigm. And so what's going to carry the day is what we choose to really lean into and my suggestion is that we lean into what lights us up. What we're passionate about.17000:28:10.080 --> 00:28:13.830Christine Powers: Because that will attract people to us and what we do and what we offer17100:28:14.670 --> 00:28:16.350Terry Wildemann: And speaking of lighting us up.17200:28:17.670 --> 00:28:21.870Terry Wildemann: One of the things that I know about you is that your voice was affected with this fire.17300:28:23.010 --> 00:28:32.310Terry Wildemann: And I would love for you to share with the audience how your voice, your singing voice your speaking voice all of it.17400:28:32.730 --> 00:28:44.970Terry Wildemann: Was truly affected and your journey and finding your voice, because I think that's really important right now. People need to find their voices but there's that they're scared in many ways can you share about that, Christine.17500:28:46.440 --> 00:28:54.600Christine Powers: Yeah, I think much, you know, if you if you just look back on the last 20 or 30 minutes of our conversation.17600:28:56.310 --> 00:29:00.900Christine Powers: The result of all the things that I let go of the things that I17700:29:02.190 --> 00:29:21.240Christine Powers: Just stepped out of an old paradigm enabled me to bring so much more freedom and I've always been a very gifted singer from when I was singing before I could speak but somewhere along the way. I also picked up all the beliefs of17800:29:22.830 --> 00:29:33.090Christine Powers: You know, not being a full on professional opera singer and the technique is everything and all this baggage that took my love of singing so far away.17900:29:33.570 --> 00:29:45.060Christine Powers: That I really wasn't singing and so on the other side of the fire I claims my ownership. So two things you talked about the you know the seed in the forest.18000:29:46.710 --> 00:29:50.190Christine Powers: I identify as fire weed and dragons on18100:29:51.270 --> 00:30:08.520Christine Powers: So that the you know the the fire weed is is vibrant gorgeous hot pink flower. That is one of the first things to come back to life. And if you see it in a field. It's astonishing after fire and it is only from a fire.18200:30:10.650 --> 00:30:33.240Christine Powers: And then dragon saw my capacity to sing intuitively and to sing in a healing capacity and to see you sing from total freedom to let go of the technique of being an opera singer and just to tell the stories. I just wanted to become a storyteller. So that's been freed now too, so18300:30:34.380 --> 00:30:44.190Christine Powers: Yeah I when I go to the top of the mountain and I sing and it reverberates around for miles and and that has also been unleashed.18400:30:44.850 --> 00:30:49.980Christine Powers: And I sing in ways that again. I had judged.18500:30:50.010 --> 00:31:01.380Christine Powers: Before as not being enough and I don't really care anymore, it's, it's a gift that I have that should be expressed, however, it wants to be expressed18600:31:02.040 --> 00:31:09.240Terry Wildemann: And as you can see, for those of you who are watching the video. The tears have just been flowing. I've no idea why they did. They just erupted.18700:31:11.310 --> 00:31:12.180Because I heard you.18800:31:13.380 --> 00:31:20.400Terry Wildemann: Yeah, we have a hard time imagining you not singing, you have a beautiful, beautiful voice and18900:31:20.700 --> 00:31:22.590Terry Wildemann: Thank you for having the courage and19000:31:22.590 --> 00:31:38.010Terry Wildemann: Stepping into the courage of being and finding your voice again and just really just letting it out there and I know that you have, if I'm not mistaken, don't you have a couple of YouTube videos of you singing19100:31:39.480 --> 00:31:44.070Christine Powers: There are, yeah. If you go, let's see. Go to Christine powers. If you search the channel.19200:31:45.570 --> 00:31:52.200Christine Powers: It's pretty interesting. Now I've actually started doing really esoteric stuff which is19300:31:53.340 --> 00:32:00.120Christine Powers: Again, it's, it's, like, have been classically trained, you know, singing Mozart Puccini and Verity. You know,19400:32:01.200 --> 00:32:09.810Christine Powers: And then now singing, you know, stamping my feet on the ground and just, you know, the sounds to the mountains and to the earth, it's really different.19500:32:11.730 --> 00:32:15.120Christine Powers: So yeah, I have a couple of videos up a couple meditations.19600:32:15.360 --> 00:32:15.900That are19700:32:17.010 --> 00:32:21.600Christine Powers: lullaby voice and Terry. Here's the latest thing i don't i don't even think you know this yet.19800:32:22.380 --> 00:32:42.840Christine Powers: This is, this is perfect for everybody listening, as you know, a very powerful business past and doing philosophers camp I I'm also looking at what brings me joy and what is of service right now and I am starting to do what I'm calling angelic lullabies19900:32:43.350 --> 00:32:44.550Christine Powers: Which are actually20000:32:45.270 --> 00:33:00.990Christine Powers: To help people transition, who are dying. I have a gift to go in intuitively and see the landscape. And then I sing into discord and blockages and all kinds of things and then a lullaby in an intuitive message comes through.20100:33:02.160 --> 00:33:09.930Christine Powers: And to be honest, I've been able to do this for years and years. But I've never acknowledged it or brought it forward.20200:33:10.440 --> 00:33:26.070Christine Powers: So with courage with an open heart with vulnerability. It's like it's simple and it's profound and it's what my heart is being, you know, my heart is calling it forward and it brings me joy. So that's, you know,20300:33:27.090 --> 00:33:33.900Christine Powers: That's the invitation that I think you and I can give to everybody is really what is what it, what are you being called to do20400:33:34.470 --> 00:33:44.520Christine Powers: And and this also speaks to you know what lights you up right now. And then the pivot will take care of itself. The business structures, the business structures and all of that, you20500:33:45.270 --> 00:33:58.320Christine Powers: That's, that's what, that's not how you start. That's how you you bring it forth, but the starting is in this new world in this new paradigm where rules have been stripped away.20600:33:59.340 --> 00:34:02.820Christine Powers: agreements have been broken. It's a whole new paradigm. So20700:34:03.090 --> 00:34:08.460Christine Powers: What do you want to be. What do you want to do. How do you want to serve. What brings you joy.20800:34:10.170 --> 00:34:15.720Terry Wildemann: What a great way to end this episode. Thank you so much for creating20900:34:16.410 --> 00:34:26.400Terry Wildemann: The end for showing up. So authentically and in your integrity, for sharing a very personal story, allowing me to ask some questions that I know you didn't expect.21000:34:28.770 --> 00:34:30.360Christine Powers: But I know you and I21100:34:32.310 --> 00:34:38.490Christine Powers: You're one of your most interesting and deep friends and colleagues and21200:34:38.820 --> 00:34:39.570Likewise,21300:34:40.740 --> 00:34:51.390Terry Wildemann: Thank you so much for being here to the awaken the possibilities audience. I hope you really took away from this that there really is possibility and opportunity.21400:34:51.840 --> 00:35:03.390Terry Wildemann: Whenever there is a catastrophe. There always is that seed explodes out if we choose to allow it to I'm Terry will demand your host21500:35:04.560 --> 00:35:12.840Terry Wildemann: Thank you for being here today and I look forward on behalf of Christine and myself look forward to seeing you next time to your success.
Unlock Your Creativity To Improve Your Life
Season 1, Ep. 20
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 20 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Rober Belle on "Unlock Your Creativity To Improve Your Life”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________About Robert Belle:I am a champion for people to blow the lid off their creative limitations so that they can live a more fulfilling life. I am on a quest to have people return to their heart centre and unlock their unique value by believing in their crazy ideas. I work with entrepreneurs to help them navigate the challenges of starting and growing a business through by making continuous minor adjustments that yield major improvements._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPT100:00:05.009 --> 00:00:05.670Terry Wildemann: Okay.200:00:09.059 --> 00:00:28.170Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to today's episode of awaken the possibilities. I'm your host, Terry will demand. One of the things about this show is that we focus on bringing exciting guests on board who help you awaken the possibilities in lots of different ways.300:00:29.250 --> 00:00:40.980Terry Wildemann: You know, one of the things about being an entrepreneurial leader is that it's important for us to stay open. It's important for us to stay flexible and it's important for us.400:00:41.430 --> 00:00:52.710Terry Wildemann: To be really clear on specific steps that get us to our goals. Unfortunately, we are sometimes unclear on the steps that we need to take500:00:53.130 --> 00:01:12.600Terry Wildemann: One of the things that I know about this, about our guests for today is that this very left brain person who is an accountant has a true creative side that helps him really bring out the best in his clients. So I would like to introduce you to Robert bell600:01:13.440 --> 00:01:25.890Terry Wildemann: Robert, is a transformational speaker a mentor and an ACC a qualified accountant. He helps people who feel stuck in their career or life journey.700:01:26.220 --> 00:01:31.800Terry Wildemann: To break away from the norm and find new paths that revealed their true value.800:01:32.160 --> 00:01:44.280Terry Wildemann: He focuses on dismantling the line between licensed professionals and the creative world. And that's really important because it's important for us to really integrate both sides of our brain.900:01:44.700 --> 00:01:52.110Terry Wildemann: He shared his secrets of creative success at his numerous speaking engagements, as well as on various TV and podcast interviews.1000:01:52.470 --> 00:01:59.580Terry Wildemann: He also spent much of his time mentoring and guiding men of all ages to have a strong positive impact on their families.1100:01:59.940 --> 00:02:10.950Terry Wildemann: And society as a whole is the winner of the 2019 advocate of the year. Congratulations by the ACC for his work, assisting other accountants.1200:02:11.190 --> 00:02:22.260Terry Wildemann: To embrace their creativity and reach new growth potentials, both personally and professionally. Welcome to the awaken the possibilities podcast Robert bell1300:02:26.040 --> 00:02:29.040Robert: Yeah, thank you so much, very excited to be here.1400:02:29.520 --> 00:02:34.920Terry Wildemann: Very nice to be here. Now Robert, as you can see I've got my angels on this side, which is my right side.1500:02:35.430 --> 00:02:39.420Terry Wildemann: And I've got all my left brain books on this side and I sit in the middle.1600:02:39.750 --> 00:02:45.540Terry Wildemann: I bring together the practical tactical a logical with the emotional the energetic the intuitive in the spiritual1700:02:45.960 --> 00:02:55.080Terry Wildemann: So we create practical business mystics here on the making the possibilities and I get a sense that that is what you do your own work. So can you tell us about it.1800:02:55.410 --> 00:03:03.000Terry Wildemann: What is it that got you to this place of integrating the left brain, the right brain and helping people to play with all of it.1900:03:05.730 --> 00:03:08.220Robert: Thank you again for having me on the podcast I am2000:03:09.660 --> 00:03:26.790Robert: I just decided to listen to the call of Nature and Science is not telling us that we were meant to not just be political or not just be creative only, but to be together is the way our brains are wired. It's how we are, we can all possibilities is how we thrive and not just merely survive.2100:03:28.380 --> 00:03:37.740Robert: You know, I've always was different kid growing up. And initially, I thought, is because I wasn't good enough. You know, we all hold go through that. But when I say2200:03:38.850 --> 00:03:39.270Robert: You say,2300:03:39.750 --> 00:03:40.890Terry Wildemann: I think a lot of us do.2400:03:42.390 --> 00:03:50.160Robert: And we do that because we we tend to look at our value based on what's happening on the outside and then when you get inside we realize we2500:03:50.520 --> 00:03:59.370Robert: Would have inside is different from what everyone else has. So let me just hide a part of me so that I can fit in. And that was me. That was just me. I was just going into flow.2600:03:59.940 --> 00:04:08.910Robert: Really hiding parts of the not exploring the you know the vast world that lives inside of me and I just decided, you know what2700:04:09.570 --> 00:04:13.290Robert: I can't do it anymore. I will. I literally couldn't fit in well. Like I struggled2800:04:13.590 --> 00:04:24.210Robert: And every time I tried to fit in, people will push me without me. No, you can't fit in here and I didn't understand what you're telling me I thought they were saying I'm not good enough. But you tell me know you're just unique you don't fit in here.2900:04:26.070 --> 00:04:30.510Terry Wildemann: And what is it that made you different from the rest of them.3000:04:33.150 --> 00:04:34.020Robert: Hopeless dreamer.3100:04:36.960 --> 00:04:46.350Robert: Curiosity imagination. I just couldn't accept the things just the way they are not that I didn't believe it, but I always believed, like we can do what we want to do.3200:04:46.710 --> 00:04:55.590Robert: Things that have to be the same. We can live in a world that we can create the world that we want to live it. We don't just have to accept it. So we can make steps to get there. When3300:04:56.160 --> 00:05:09.000Robert: Everyone around you like just crazy living in the clouds. You know, you just dream too much this is reality, he has. So why can't we make it a reality and I refused. I could never get an answer a question. So I decided to look for the answer myself.3400:05:09.870 --> 00:05:11.250Terry Wildemann: What did you find Robert3500:05:14.160 --> 00:05:15.120Robert: Pandora's box.3600:05:16.950 --> 00:05:18.840Robert: When I started my journey I realized3700:05:19.980 --> 00:05:25.620Robert: I can start the journey by looking to figure out where I need to be I first needed to recognize where I was.3800:05:26.070 --> 00:05:36.330Robert: Which is a place that wasn't supposed to be. So before I could even get to figure out my why I had to figure out what's, why not I had to remove all the limitations and3900:05:36.840 --> 00:05:46.470Robert: Whenever I work with clients they always say you're taking steps backwards. You're going the wrong direction. But I said, No, we have to deconstruct all the stuff that we put in our lives, all the things we've accepted.4000:05:46.890 --> 00:05:56.400Robert: All the, you know, it's a Pandora's box. A lot of the good things are going to come out but also we have to deal with some, you know, hot, the part issue. So I started that journey and it was4100:05:56.760 --> 00:06:07.320Robert: Was a bit rough because there was no one to guide me and I realized, whoa, I have so many things that I believe are true that weren't really true. I mean, I could do what I want to do. I don't have to be an accountant and not be creative.4200:06:07.650 --> 00:06:09.810Robert: And that was the big push back and people can say4300:06:10.350 --> 00:06:17.160Robert: How can you come up with an idea you and our content, I think. So how does that limit me. It's just a profession. It's not who I am and I4400:06:17.460 --> 00:06:27.420Robert: Worked hard to make sure that people realize that I'm not limited by my profession are not limited by where I was born, or anything. I am a human being, and I am created to be unique.4500:06:29.190 --> 00:06:33.030Terry Wildemann: And isn't an unfortunate that so many people4600:06:34.320 --> 00:06:38.460Terry Wildemann: Have a hard time realizing that they themselves are also unique4700:06:40.530 --> 00:06:44.580Robert: It is, and that's why I started this journey. I said, I can't be selfish about it because4800:06:45.750 --> 00:06:54.390Robert: The person I am today is I could never have even dreamt about it. Yes, I was a big treatment green. Oh, but I would never have imagined.4900:06:54.720 --> 00:07:03.990Robert: I tell people, one of the big things. I came up came I conquered was public speaking. I could not speak in public I shivered I shaved ice sweat. I5000:07:04.920 --> 00:07:23.640Robert: It was really embarrassing. And if you tell me today like to introduce our speaker, I would never have imagined that absolutely not. And so many of us, we try to achieve the things we can see ahead of us. We don't go beyond that we don't try to do things that will even shock us5100:07:25.980 --> 00:07:28.470Terry Wildemann: So who do you speak to Robert5200:07:30.810 --> 00:07:33.930Robert: I call them a hidden misled creative5300:07:35.130 --> 00:07:35.850Terry Wildemann: Hidden5400:07:36.180 --> 00:07:38.250Terry Wildemann: Misled creatives.5500:07:38.700 --> 00:07:40.980Terry Wildemann: And where do you find these hidden miss5600:07:41.190 --> 00:07:45.600Terry Wildemann: Lead creators and what organizations do they belong to.5700:07:46.830 --> 00:07:54.960Robert: So I find them. My filler content in the back office who have ideas, but just keep quiet. The lawyer who's working nonstop always5800:07:55.260 --> 00:08:00.840Robert: You know, trying to prepare for case or something, who's just unsatisfied, someone who is I call them.5900:08:01.260 --> 00:08:07.740Robert: Superman Clark Kent, try to transition into Superman, they play the clock and rules so well in the nine to five.6000:08:08.100 --> 00:08:15.810Robert: But when they get into the domain of the craft or cookie and or just something they come alive and they leave that part of them there. So,6100:08:16.320 --> 00:08:24.750Robert: That's where I find these people people. What is granted people who don't necessarily want to climb the corporate ladder. But who wants to have value. Want to have an impact.6200:08:25.980 --> 00:08:30.330Terry Wildemann: Nice. Nice. Nice. Now do you find them or do they find you.6300:08:31.950 --> 00:08:32.460Robert: Both6400:08:35.400 --> 00:08:37.680Terry Wildemann: So what is that about you, Robert. That6500:08:37.680 --> 00:08:38.520Robert: attracts me6600:08:39.630 --> 00:08:40.140Terry Wildemann: Because6700:08:43.980 --> 00:08:54.960Robert: share my story. I still I can I, that's all I can say I share my story and I keep getting comments. Wow, how did you do that, how did you transition. How were you able to overcome these things.6800:08:55.380 --> 00:09:04.260Robert: Are you able to stay calm during this pandemic. You know, I just keep getting questions and they come to me when they come to me. Then I explained to them. And I just keep consistent with my message in6900:09:05.640 --> 00:09:17.640Terry Wildemann: Congratulations. Can you share. I know you've shared your story, is there a different message that you share or is there is your message and add on to sharing your story.7000:09:20.040 --> 00:09:24.660Robert: So as I mentioned, my story. My people closer to me I flipped the script.7100:09:25.260 --> 00:09:31.680Robert: I stopped sharing the story and I asked them to share their story indirectly, they don't even know what I'm doing. I asked them to share their story.7200:09:32.100 --> 00:09:38.490Robert: I turned the tables to them and turn them into them and they start speaking and as they start hearing them so speak, they realize okay7300:09:39.360 --> 00:09:42.180Robert: There is actually something here. For instance, if I sit with someone7400:09:42.960 --> 00:09:48.210Robert: And I say, Hey, I'm a, I'm a creative, but I'm also account is like now I'm not creative and I do have a creative, one of my body.7500:09:48.630 --> 00:09:53.910Robert: And I flipped the script and I just let them tell their story like Okay, tell me about a time when you come alive when you really feel7600:09:54.420 --> 00:10:04.860Robert: Energetic and so yeah when I'm doing this when I have these ideas and by this of declarations, like, All right, well, maybe I'm creative. Tell me more. And then we take it from there.7700:10:06.480 --> 00:10:10.980Terry Wildemann: So you are an advocate of asking open ended questions.7800:10:12.210 --> 00:10:12.840Robert: Absolutely.7900:10:14.040 --> 00:10:30.240Terry Wildemann: So I bet you really enroll folks when you're interacting with them, so can you please share with me one of the best clients that you not their name, but the experience of one of the best clients that you've ever had.8000:10:33.030 --> 00:10:36.870Robert: That's a very, very nice question not sharing names, like you said,8100:10:38.130 --> 00:10:46.680Robert: The best glide. I've had is someone very close to me. She is a singer and she has been a single all her life and8200:10:47.160 --> 00:10:53.010Robert: She just always had a limited belief that she was not a singer yesterday she would sing absolutely phenomenal.8300:10:53.400 --> 00:11:02.400Robert: And I took him under my wing and she she studied a bit of graphic design. So, you know, more on the creative side what very logical and sequential, etc.8400:11:03.030 --> 00:11:14.910Robert: Mexico under my wing. And I said, You need to blossom this gift that you have, you know, don't worry about people accept it or reject it. You need to do it for you first before you can serve others. And we worked. We worked on.8500:11:16.140 --> 00:11:16.680Robert: Building8600:11:17.730 --> 00:11:28.290Robert: A very holistic approach. So we built on setting up a business structure around her music and we're working on our finances personal finances motivation help contain to exercise and, you know, mindfulness8700:11:28.740 --> 00:11:41.070Robert: In the know she does have positive affirmations and she released her first single last year and in less than one week it hit the top 100 trending songs and apple on iTunes and8800:11:41.100 --> 00:11:44.610Robert: She's just dropped her album. So she was just the best client because we8900:11:44.880 --> 00:11:47.910Robert: We took our time and we had to get to all of stuff.9000:11:49.200 --> 00:11:50.400Terry Wildemann: Congratulations.9100:11:51.510 --> 00:12:03.810Terry Wildemann: I think that speaks volumes that speaks volumes. So is there anything else special that you would like to share with you awaken the possibilities audience.9200:12:05.850 --> 00:12:17.100Robert: Yes, we creativity is is not something you need to learn, it's very natural inside of you, creativity, something you want to learn, you know, think back to when your child.9300:12:17.370 --> 00:12:18.300Terry Wildemann: I'm going to read that.9400:12:18.360 --> 00:12:21.840Terry Wildemann: Creativity is something you on learn9500:12:22.500 --> 00:12:23.790Terry Wildemann: Yeah, I like that.9600:12:24.600 --> 00:12:26.820Robert: Yeah, being creative is something online and9700:12:27.390 --> 00:12:38.490Robert: You, let's break down what creativity is it's not artistic expression only it extends beyond that, it extends into the scholarly spaces access to every aspect of our lives into the kitchen into play in9800:12:38.910 --> 00:12:49.920Robert: Everywhere because creativity simply connecting the dots putting as many dots as possible on the on the table and then trying to connect those dots and we have many dots in our lives. We have experiences we have failures. We have victories.9900:12:50.310 --> 00:12:58.560Robert: We have so many things. And if you look at the dots connected in your life in the lives of people around you. The society, you will come up with something10000:12:58.890 --> 00:13:12.630Robert: Magnificent. And that's what an entrepreneur does entrepreneurship simply sees things that others aren't seeing or perhaps aren't looking closely at. So the special thing is that you don't have to fight. You don't have to10100:13:13.860 --> 00:13:21.270Robert: Struggle to be creative, but the fight struggle is is to remove the barriers that stop you from being creative. Because your mind, your body10200:13:21.570 --> 00:13:32.520Robert: Everything on you is conspired free to be creative, everything around you. I mean, if you go to the science. They tell us that the primary blood relates creative relax, is you know bluejeans is called a blue10300:13:32.850 --> 00:13:41.850Robert: Is the color of the sky. So if you just type. What I you know everything around us already priming you to be creative. It's the way or not. Our brains are just meant to work.10400:13:43.560 --> 00:13:54.930Terry Wildemann: Okay, sounds so delicious. Just, I love that phrase to be creative, you need to unlearn it all. And it's really true.10500:13:57.270 --> 00:14:11.520Terry Wildemann: And I do believe that our environment ends up either squashing us or elevating us so it is about getting rid of all of that emotional baggage that we've learned from under the age of 10 specifically10600:14:12.630 --> 00:14:24.510Terry Wildemann: That held us back as adults. So congratulations and it's so delicious to hear of the kind of work that you're doing, especially in the accounting field because I've met a lot of very10700:14:27.780 --> 00:14:28.590Terry Wildemann: Stale10800:14:29.730 --> 00:14:33.210Terry Wildemann: Just, just account enter10900:14:33.360 --> 00:14:35.130Robert: Nice. I was one of them. I was11000:14:37.650 --> 00:14:40.230Terry Wildemann: The I'm bringing it out so you11100:14:40.740 --> 00:14:43.110Terry Wildemann: Fail accountant. OK. Now we're getting juicy.11200:14:43.350 --> 00:14:48.180Terry Wildemann: How did you help out of being a stale accountant.11300:14:50.880 --> 00:14:54.420Robert: I every day I reflect on that just what what pushed me to do it.11400:14:55.470 --> 00:14:57.870Robert: And the conclusion I come to every time is that11500:14:58.260 --> 00:15:06.150Robert: I was convinced with my message I was convinced. Somehow, I have no idea how but I'm just convinced the ideas that I had11600:15:06.360 --> 00:15:16.890Robert: Actually had a value I picture myself speaking even or skill of speaking I picture myself raising my hand in the meeting, although in the meeting in the boardroom our silent. Like, like, like alarm.11700:15:17.370 --> 00:15:32.940Robert: But I just had the confidence. I had the confidence that my ideas are good and how it got to the point is that I started putting daily deposits in my mind. I started putting daily deposits in my mind I saw the deposit in, in my mind, and we neglect that a lot of the times, so11800:15:33.150 --> 00:15:33.810Terry Wildemann: I was really11900:15:34.320 --> 00:15:35.040Terry Wildemann: Positive12000:15:35.700 --> 00:15:36.630The positive12100:15:38.700 --> 00:15:41.250Terry Wildemann: Daily negative deposits in our brains.12200:15:41.280 --> 00:15:49.290Robert: Very true. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I just started putting daily deposits in my life. I started listening to myself. I really started to listen.12300:15:49.680 --> 00:15:58.890Robert: To what I'm saying, you know, try to get away from the fear and anxiety in the you know the science tells us that when you're in a flight or fight mode.12400:15:59.430 --> 00:16:08.880Robert: You know, thinking logic takes a backseat. Right. And we focus our attention. And so I started to just be still, I started to center myself. I started to think12500:16:09.180 --> 00:16:16.020Robert: Spend time with myself to get rid of all the noise around me and I said you know what, this is a good idea. And even if it doesn't work.12600:16:16.470 --> 00:16:30.810Robert: I just need to get it out. I can't live with it staying inside of me anymore. And that's what I started to do. So I started to go out of it. Step out of my box I transition from accounting rules. I started, I went to sales actually went to sales customer fee. I went to the front line and12700:16:32.010 --> 00:16:38.520Robert: It was it was interesting and but I removed the pressure because I had prepared myself to realize that you know what12800:16:38.850 --> 00:16:42.690Robert: Everything in life is about connections. I don't need to worry about home. Same things12900:16:42.930 --> 00:16:50.460Robert: Or if I'm the most eloquent. I just need to make a connection with the person. So in sales. I just need to make a connection with the person. How do I connect them to whatever selling13000:16:50.910 --> 00:16:58.320Robert: Connected problem to solution. That's all I have to do and then their attention will move from me. So I started moving attention away from me message.13100:17:00.090 --> 00:17:09.390Terry Wildemann: That is brilliant and is really, really cool to go from a stale accountant to a creative sales accountant.13200:17:11.100 --> 00:17:11.700Terry Wildemann: Brilliant.13300:17:15.000 --> 00:17:19.320Robert: You know, if you were to ask me, you know, the first step is always the hardest step.13400:17:20.880 --> 00:17:24.450Robert: Do not want that first step, everything just has to open up13500:17:24.840 --> 00:17:35.460Robert: You have seen the science, you know, back to the science of what brings the reticulum activating system when you make that first step, your brain is going to go to work to look for all the signals that will help you to get in that direction.13600:17:35.730 --> 00:17:43.110Robert: So I started getting feedback from people I started getting comments, of course, there were moments of failure. Several lots of them. But I started getting13700:17:43.890 --> 00:17:50.970Robert: Lots of feedback I started seeing the expression in people's faces. And I think that's what's priceless. You can't quantify it.13800:17:51.300 --> 00:17:57.000Robert: You feel the connection because I was looking for the connection when I saw it, I was like, yes, even though I was a total failure.13900:17:57.270 --> 00:18:04.710Robert: I could see, even if I didn't get the sale or whatever it was, I could see the connection. And I realized creativity is on the board conviction is committed ideas that you have14000:18:05.070 --> 00:18:12.840Robert: Two problems that exist or two situations that are there. And, you know, everything just started to, you know, build up slowly but surely14100:18:13.650 --> 00:18:15.900Terry Wildemann: Sounds like you'd become a master of law of attraction.14200:18:17.910 --> 00:18:19.350Robert: I guess you can say that. Yeah.14300:18:19.410 --> 00:18:19.770Terry Wildemann: Yeah.14400:18:20.220 --> 00:18:21.000Robert: Very cool.14500:18:21.060 --> 00:18:31.860Terry Wildemann: Very, very cool. So Robert, do you have any last words that you would like to share with our awaken the possibilities audience before we wrap up the show.14600:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.660Robert: My last words will be prioritize14700:18:42.660 --> 00:18:43.980Robert: Life don't14800:18:44.010 --> 00:18:47.400Terry Wildemann: get so focused repeat that again. Robert you froze. I'm sorry.14900:18:47.580 --> 00:18:49.980Terry Wildemann: Prioritize life. Oh.15000:18:51.720 --> 00:18:55.350Robert: It's creativity in your life, you need to make it a priority.15100:18:55.770 --> 00:18:59.250Terry Wildemann: And there are times creativity in our lives. Got it.15200:19:00.450 --> 00:19:00.930Robert: Yes.15300:19:01.200 --> 00:19:01.650Terry Wildemann: X and15400:19:02.040 --> 00:19:03.090Robert: The secret that the15500:19:03.120 --> 00:19:07.800Robert: Most successful people tell us early in the morning, you start your journey meditation.15600:19:08.220 --> 00:19:17.910Robert: You will have to get yourself in that mind space. So you have to prioritize creativity, make it. The first thing that you do so that your actions become a consequence of your thinking.15700:19:18.330 --> 00:19:24.660Robert: Don't spend all your time doing actions and then whatever is left over. Do your you're thinking, you have to first learn15800:19:25.050 --> 00:19:36.510Robert: To pause read think and then you add, you know, Abraham Lincoln said if you give me a task to cut down a tree you spend the first couple hours sharpening the axe and that is going to be15900:19:36.810 --> 00:19:49.020Robert: Mean take home for the weekend, the possibility audience here the listener who's listening or watching it make creativity, a party and you will blow the lid off like why16000:19:50.550 --> 00:19:56.310Robert: Look it up and you'll just get possibilities that will blow you away. Trust me.16100:19:57.060 --> 00:20:06.450Terry Wildemann: Well, thank you so much. Robert, for coming on the show your mindset, your energy. It's so positive and absolutely delightful. I really appreciate it.16200:20:06.750 --> 00:20:14.490Terry Wildemann: I love learning all about you and listening to your story and to the awaken the possibilities audience. Can you share where they can find you.16300:20:17.370 --> 00:20:32.790Robert: You can find me on LinkedIn and Robert Bell, etc. And then, Tim. I'm on other social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or you can check out my website WWW dot Robert E mail.com16400:20:33.300 --> 00:20:36.870Terry Wildemann: And Bella spelled be E double L. E. Correct.16500:20:37.200 --> 00:20:38.910Robert: Yes, absolutely correct. Yes.16600:20:39.210 --> 00:20:42.450Terry Wildemann: Okay, so I need to make sure we add me to add that L at the end.16700:20:42.870 --> 00:20:44.070Terry Wildemann: Yes, else16800:20:44.670 --> 00:20:45.030Robert: Yeah.16900:20:45.120 --> 00:20:45.990Terry Wildemann: Oh. Thank you, Robert.17000:20:46.530 --> 00:20:56.820Terry Wildemann: For being here and for my waking the possibilities audience. Thank you for being here this week. Remember to please drain our waking the possibilities Facebook group at17100:20:57.330 --> 00:21:09.360Terry Wildemann: A way of facebook.com forward slash awaken the possibilities. Also, you can download my stress management gift quick should zone.com and it's a simple very17200:21:09.840 --> 00:21:23.250Terry Wildemann: Simple four step gift to help you reduce stress in 60 to 90 seconds with practice. It's the tool that I use every single day to keep me grounded centered and focused and that's the quick17300:21:23.610 --> 00:21:41.970Terry Wildemann: Shift SH if T zone.com Q UI CK S H I T zone.com. This is your host Terry woman. And thank you so very much for being here and I look forward to seeing you next time, take care.
Dare to Thrive!
Season 1, Ep. 21
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 21 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Mel Robertson on "Dare to Thrive!”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.________________________________________________________________________________About Mel RobertsonMel Robertson is a De-Clutter Expert, Coach & the Founder of De-Cluttering Spaces. She helps her clients get free from clutter; physical, mental & emotional so they can make space for the magic to happen and experience happiness & abundance in every area of their lives.Website URL:: www.declutteringspaces.comFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/declutteringspaces/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mel-robertson-ba810768/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeClutterSpacesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/declutteringspaces/?hl=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ-jt4qIOteblAdp2pZjn_Q________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPT100:00:02.370 --> 00:00:15.179Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to awaken the possibilities. I'm your host, Terry Waldman and it is a joy to be here with you today because I have a guest that a lot of us can use200:00:15.690 --> 00:00:30.660Terry Wildemann: One of the things about being in our homes for as long as we've been is that we get to notice the clutter. Oh my gosh, it's like, Okay, I can do better at this.300:00:31.320 --> 00:00:45.240Terry Wildemann: However, some of us need help. Some of us more help than others. And I know that when your house is cluttered. That is a signal to me that your life is cluttered.400:00:46.200 --> 00:00:51.060Terry Wildemann: Today I have an expert that can help us with all of that.500:00:51.750 --> 00:01:00.540Terry Wildemann: Mel Robertson is a declutter expert coach and the founder of the cluttering spaces. She helps your clients get free from clutter.600:01:00.780 --> 00:01:19.440Terry Wildemann: physical, mental and emotional so they can make space for the magic to happen and experience abundance and happiness in every area of their lives. Doesn't that sound wonderful, welcome, welcome. Now, and today's topic is going to be dare to thrive and we're gonna be cleaning out700:01:23.820 --> 00:01:25.770Terry Wildemann: How did you get into this800:01:26.340 --> 00:01:29.040Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Oh, sorry. Thank you so much for having me on your show.900:01:29.730 --> 00:01:34.200Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I'm honored to be here with you and this is my I love talking about this. So the1000:01:34.470 --> 00:01:47.550Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: The short condensed version, how I really got into doing what I was doing what I do is that I got to a point in my life where I received a $50,000 check in the mail and I was able to take six months off to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.1100:01:48.090 --> 00:01:48.330Terry Wildemann: And at1200:01:48.360 --> 00:02:01.890Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: That point in my life I had, I was able to create order out of chaos. I loved creating order out of chaos and I had a background and energy healing Reiki and theta i didn't want to sit in a room with someone all day long and do sessions.1300:02:02.250 --> 00:02:03.330Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And at that point.1400:02:03.510 --> 00:02:09.450Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I watched that show hoarders for the first time and I became absolutely horrified.1500:02:10.200 --> 00:02:18.150Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Because all of that stuff that's been accumulated around them that they've accumulated for years as like their Great Wall of China.1600:02:18.690 --> 00:02:27.600Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And this show comes in and removes everything in a four day period and then films. The show in the process. And then they leave.1700:02:28.110 --> 00:02:38.490Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And then that person has been completely exposed all of their defenses have been removed, and then you leave, and then the clutter comes back worse than it was before.1800:02:38.580 --> 00:02:42.390Terry Wildemann: Is the emotional stuff hasn't been healed that create clutter.1900:02:42.720 --> 00:02:51.990Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: It just causes more trauma by removing it all and leaving them exposed and raw and they're just out there like, and it just totally freaks them out and it gets worse.2000:02:52.320 --> 00:03:00.090Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So that made me want to start a company that actually helped people get to the root of the clutter so that it didn't get that way in the first place.2100:03:00.360 --> 00:03:07.620Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And that it doesn't keep coming back because it's our birthright to be happy and abundant in every area of our lives.2200:03:07.860 --> 00:03:15.480Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And clutter is anything that gets in the way of that, whether it be the physical stuff in our environment or the mental stuff the limiting beliefs, the2300:03:15.690 --> 00:03:27.150Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Repressed emotions resentments fears, all of that stuff. And so it made me want to create a company that could really help people access their birthright of being happy and abundant in every area of their life.2400:03:28.170 --> 00:03:32.520Terry Wildemann: How cool is that, so tell me, how do you work with people.2500:03:33.330 --> 00:03:41.460Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I work with people in a couple ways. There's a lot of people that really just want to deal with the physical clutter and they don't want anything else and they want a solution they want2600:03:41.820 --> 00:03:51.870Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: They want you to help them get their office organized. They want you to help them with the pantry or the closet and you can kind of just feed them little pieces and little pieces and hope that someday they come along.2700:03:52.200 --> 00:04:04.200Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: But the real work happens when you actually start coaching with me. And we do the work on the inside because I have to teach you how to become present with your life because2800:04:04.440 --> 00:04:09.120Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: All of the clutter accumulates, because we avoid it, we resist it. And we deny it.2900:04:10.200 --> 00:04:19.950Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Or we're hanging on to stuff because it feels really good. And when we're avoiding and hanging on. We can't allow what simply is to be3000:04:20.280 --> 00:04:29.640Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And so the one thing that I teach my clients and I tell them this, I give them the keys to the kingdom in our first session. And if you just put this piece in practice, you'll be firing me shortly.3100:04:30.330 --> 00:04:44.370Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: All you need to do is learn to show up and bring your presence to your life. And when you can just sit with yourself and be present without judging yourself without trying to change anything. And just witness yourself exactly as you are.3200:04:44.760 --> 00:04:52.260Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: You begin to make space inside of yourself. Now the great thing about that is, there's a principle and operation in the universe that states.3300:04:52.830 --> 00:04:54.720Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: As above so below.3400:04:54.930 --> 00:05:07.620Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: As within so without it's the principle of correspondence. And so the outside is just a mirror of the inside. If you try to change the outside. First, it's really hard. It's like trying to get molasses to run up a hill in the middle of January. Right.3500:05:14.250 --> 00:05:21.900Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And so when you do it from the outside, and it's going to drag yourself. It's so hard. But when you start making the space on the inside.3600:05:22.320 --> 00:05:25.920Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: It starts to happen naturally. And what's what changes is that3700:05:26.280 --> 00:05:37.440Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Because you make space inside. You have to have space on the outside to it has to match. There's a law in place. So once you make the space you start wanting to make space outside3800:05:37.740 --> 00:05:49.950Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And the reason, how I figured this out is, I was actually a really cluttered, messy kid growing up. You could not walk in my room. There were two paths on my floor, and I was the only one who knew where they were, they weren't existent to anybody else.3900:05:50.370 --> 00:05:59.910Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I was super attached to stuff like office supplies containers books, CDs and people I had severe attachments to people and things and stuff like that.4000:06:00.450 --> 00:06:19.830Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: But I also experienced a lot of trauma and loss early in childhood and by the age of 15 I experienced what I consider to be the dark night of my soul, which for me was losing my older brother to suicide. It's tough, being the one to discover his body.4100:06:21.060 --> 00:06:39.690Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And in the same moment in his suicide note inheriting all of his belongings. So at 15 years old. After finding him and his home. I had to then go back into that home and go through everything and figure out what I was going to keep and what other people could have4200:06:40.770 --> 00:06:42.180Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So as you could imagine.4300:06:42.270 --> 00:06:43.890Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: At 15 years old my life pretty4400:06:43.890 --> 00:06:48.630Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Much started to spiral into a black hole and I planned on killing myself. I didn't want to be here anymore.4500:06:48.840 --> 00:06:58.500Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Oh, wow. And I also got kicked out of high school for being a danger to myself and others know men, mind you, a little hundred year old. I'm hundred pound like4600:06:58.710 --> 00:07:09.240Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: sophomore in high school, little tiny thing like maybe being considered a danger to myself and others and being kicked out of high school, and I wasn't allowed to return until I received intensive therapy.4700:07:10.440 --> 00:07:27.840Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: What that looked like was I spent the next year and a half of my life living in a residential treatment center for adolescence, but unbeknownst to me, that is where my life would drastically change because while I was living there. I was introduced to yoga in mindfulness4800:07:28.410 --> 00:07:28.620Terry Wildemann: And4900:07:28.860 --> 00:07:32.100Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: What yoga and mindfulness taught me in a nutshell was how to5000:07:32.100 --> 00:07:33.000Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Come home.5100:07:33.030 --> 00:07:35.040Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And be present in my body.5200:07:35.310 --> 00:07:46.350Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: For all that inner clutter repressed emotions resentments fears limiting beliefs. All of that stuff that had been accumulating. And as a result what started to happen was5300:07:46.890 --> 00:07:49.170Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I got organized from the inside out.5400:07:49.350 --> 00:07:51.870Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I started to go through my stuff.5500:07:51.930 --> 00:07:53.820Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And I had to start going through it.5600:07:54.090 --> 00:07:58.710Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: But it was gradual. It wasn't overnight. I just went through everything and let it go.5700:07:59.070 --> 00:08:06.660Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I would go through it and let go of some stuff go through it and let go of some stuff and gradually over a period of about 12 years I went from being is5800:08:06.960 --> 00:08:24.090Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Really cluttered, messy kid to someone who creates order out of chaos and has to have clean, clear space, like I can have a little mess and a little clutter, but it has to get cleaned up like an annual get a little bit but it happened from the inside out. And that's how I know this works.5900:08:25.110 --> 00:08:30.930Terry Wildemann: Wonderful night phenomenal story and what a testament to entrepreneurship.6000:08:31.470 --> 00:08:47.190Terry Wildemann: That you found a solution that started with you first and that I'm finding that that's really what is happening with many of the entrepreneurs that I interview here on the show is that it does start from the inside out, we end up doing that which we need to learn for ourselves.6100:08:47.370 --> 00:08:49.140Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I say your messenger message right6200:08:49.200 --> 00:08:50.550Terry Wildemann: Yeah, absolutely.6300:08:52.620 --> 00:08:54.180Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Mine was a real mess.6400:08:55.800 --> 00:08:56.370Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: shutting the door.6500:08:57.570 --> 00:09:02.190Terry Wildemann: Is absolutely brain that is really, really cool. So I'm curious.6600:09:02.520 --> 00:09:09.030Terry Wildemann: What is the time frame between when you found yourself and you started your business.6700:09:09.300 --> 00:09:21.570Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Hmm, so I i was about 18 when I got out of that residential treatment facility and it wasn't, gosh, I didn't start my business in 2014 so I got out in 95 to 2014 how many years is that6800:09:23.670 --> 00:09:24.990Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Right. Um,6900:09:25.110 --> 00:09:27.360Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: But you know, it's funny because7000:09:28.620 --> 00:09:40.320Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: He start doing all this and I got to this place where I was really uncluttered but I also was in a place where I still struggle with codependence and I got into a relationship where I basically just shut my light off.7100:09:40.620 --> 00:09:54.630Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: For someone else in order to not lose that person because my light was too bright for them and for, gosh, from 2007 till about 2013 I pretty much just7200:09:55.050 --> 00:10:04.950Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Stayed like I just shut my light off and I finally got to a point where I wanted to take my life again. I was like, I'm miserable. Like, I'm just tapped out I'm emotionally drained. I don't want to be here anymore.7300:10:05.340 --> 00:10:16.050Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I'm not even connected to source anymore and I had remembered everything that I ever learned that it's our birthright to be happy and abundant in every area of our life. And I got to this point where I had to make a decision.7400:10:16.470 --> 00:10:24.690Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I'm either going to end my life right now be done with this, or I'm going to do whatever it takes to get access to that and find out how to experience that.7500:10:25.050 --> 00:10:31.920Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So I made that commitment to myself that I was going to make my happiness my number one priority because she was my number one priority for the longest time7600:10:32.220 --> 00:10:42.420Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And so I had to put myself first. And when I made that decision. I started to practices in my life because I wasn't doing anything. I wasn't reading anything spiritual anymore because she didn't want to hear about it.7700:10:42.720 --> 00:10:49.680Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I wasn't, you know, praying connecting meditating doing any of that. So I started with just five minutes a day.7800:10:50.040 --> 00:11:06.030Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Sitting in my car before I went into work just doing this practice that I call allowing the now just showing up and meeting myself right where I am, without any judgment and letting whatever is simply be and I became what I call a happiness seeking missile.7900:11:06.810 --> 00:11:07.380Terry Wildemann: I love it.8000:11:07.740 --> 00:11:12.870Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: A heat seeking missile locks onto a heat signature and doesn't let go until it makes impact. Right. And then there are8100:11:13.290 --> 00:11:14.130Terry Wildemann: seeking missile.8200:11:14.190 --> 00:11:24.840Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So I happiness seeking missile does the same thing everywhere I went I made it my intention to look for something that made me feel good or brought me joy because it was my default8300:11:24.990 --> 00:11:29.220Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: To find what I didn't like or what was negative. So I was always focused on the negative8400:11:29.490 --> 00:11:33.330Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So I wanted to change the default from being negative to positive8500:11:33.360 --> 00:11:33.840Terry Wildemann: Positive8600:11:33.900 --> 00:11:34.530Right now.8700:11:35.940 --> 00:11:37.290Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: You know, you just raise your vibration8800:11:37.980 --> 00:11:46.410Terry Wildemann: Now some of the listeners to awaken the possibilities may not understand what you mean when you say it diminishes your light.8900:11:46.680 --> 00:12:00.330Terry Wildemann: Hmm, share a little bit more and explain to the awaken the possibilities audience. I think most of them do get it and understand but for new listeners. They may not get what you're talking about when you say your light was diminished.9000:12:00.450 --> 00:12:01.380Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Yeah, so9100:12:02.820 --> 00:12:11.070Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I'm a very vibrant bright person very connected to source my relationship with God is the most important relationship in my life and when9200:12:11.670 --> 00:12:20.460Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And I'm very for a lot of people I'm considered out there, spiritually, and a lot of things that I would talk about Ascension not having to experience physical death, you know,9300:12:20.910 --> 00:12:32.010Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Entities being channeled and reading that kind of stuff. And I was always talking about I'm someone who doesn't like to read fiction. I don't like to fill my head with anything that's not true or uplifting.9400:12:32.550 --> 00:12:39.510Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And so I I was always reading spiritual books and she would always get pissed that I wouldn't read anything else. And I was always just talking about9500:12:39.900 --> 00:12:49.740Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Spiritual stuff because that's just my focus. That's that was my thing. And I didn't want to lose her because I was codependent and I had separation anxiety from like losing my brother and stuff.9600:12:50.190 --> 00:13:03.540Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: But I didn't want to lose her so I just shut my light down to be what she wanted me to be. And then I just overtime. I got more depressed. I got miserable, and then I wanted to take my life because I just kept dimming my life for her.9700:13:03.630 --> 00:13:12.030Terry Wildemann: And that's a, that's a big deal. So I want, I want to just summarize here, shutting down someone's light is being9800:13:13.200 --> 00:13:17.250Terry Wildemann: What other people want you to be not who you actually are.9900:13:18.300 --> 00:13:29.250Terry Wildemann: And when we can't be who we actually ARE ALL the symptoms that you're talking about are what evolved from that, you know, I can appreciate what you're talking about.10000:13:29.790 --> 00:13:38.400Terry Wildemann: To share very quick story I under leadership center from 2001 to 2009 and I had various people working at the center and10100:13:39.390 --> 00:13:59.460Terry Wildemann: It was really a it was my center I put my heart. You know, it was my second home it I put my you know everything I had into it and I will never forget that one of the practitioners came to me and said, my client is coming and she can't handle your energy. I need to ask you to leave.10200:14:01.890 --> 00:14:04.320Terry Wildemann: And that was from my own center.10300:14:05.070 --> 00:14:05.310Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And10400:14:05.490 --> 00:14:23.370Terry Wildemann: I walked into my office shaping shaking and unfortunately as strong as I am I allow that to affect me for many years and I dimmed my light.10500:14:24.030 --> 00:14:46.920Terry Wildemann: Right, because I do have big energy I you know I have always had a big energy. And what I realized was it constricted my voice and I couldn't really be who I wanted to be. And the bottom line was that counselor should have held her client accountable to that.10600:14:48.420 --> 00:14:50.880Terry Wildemann: I, in retrospect,10700:14:51.960 --> 00:14:54.180Terry Wildemann: As a coach of so stunned.10800:14:55.320 --> 00:15:01.380Terry Wildemann: It would have been wise for me to have said, that's your client problem and that's your problem. This is my center.10900:15:03.690 --> 00:15:12.660Terry Wildemann: But at that moment in time it. I was so thrilled by that I didn't do that and allowed it. And I'm going to say I allowed it.11000:15:13.230 --> 00:15:22.020Terry Wildemann: To affect me for a very long time. So I appreciate everything that you're talking about in dimming your light and it can be. And we, as parents, and as teachers.11100:15:22.800 --> 00:15:33.060Terry Wildemann: It really is important for us. And I don't want to say the word meat because meat is the lack when you say I need this, I need you know when we use that word mean it's like, but when we say11200:15:34.290 --> 00:15:46.020Terry Wildemann: When we watch our words and elevate people instead of diminish them. I mean, can you imagine telling somebody you've, you've got to leave because this person is intimidated by you.11300:15:46.110 --> 00:15:46.530And11400:15:47.820 --> 00:15:57.750Terry Wildemann: Am I, oh my gosh. So, gosh, do I understand exactly what it is that you're talking about. And as parents we need to be very cautious of the words that we use the phrases that we use.11500:15:58.110 --> 00:16:16.380Terry Wildemann: And what we say that diminishes our children, our spouses and the people who are who walk our, our path. So thank you for sharing that message. Thank you for allowing me to share my story because that's when I don't think I've shared ever awaken the possibilities. So that's11600:16:18.390 --> 00:16:33.570Terry Wildemann: That's really, really cool. So I know that you have a really big event coming up. Can you share, please, with the making the possibilities audience what this event is all about and the special people that you're going to have involved with this event.11700:16:33.780 --> 00:16:40.410Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Yes, I am super excited. I have a huge online SHOW COMING OUT IN JULY 13 called dare to thrive.11800:16:40.770 --> 00:16:48.330Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: How to let go get unstuck reconnect to source and of course experience happiness and abundance in every area of your life.11900:16:48.630 --> 00:16:56.880Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So it's all about thriving. It's all about getting rid of everything that's in the way of you living the life that you came here to live, whether that's being your own boss, whether12000:16:57.150 --> 00:17:09.330Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Whatever it is for you that you came here to do. It's helping you clear anything that's out of that right now. I have over 27 amazing experts coming on the show. And I'm sure there's more to come.12100:17:10.410 --> 00:17:13.050Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: You are one of them, of course, Judy clover.12200:17:14.250 --> 00:17:22.770Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Marci Newman Christopher Tim's there's just so many people, the list goes on and on and on, but I'm super excited to bring this series to you.12300:17:23.220 --> 00:17:32.700Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: It launches July 13 it's going to go on for over three weeks one interview a day goes out into your inbox that you get to watch and just get amazing12400:17:32.970 --> 00:17:44.820Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: They're short interviews designed to really give you some amazing content and an immediate action tip that you can put into place right now to get yourself unstuck from where you are.12500:17:45.060 --> 00:17:53.400Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And get back into the Flow of Abundance so you can get that thing that's just been sitting on your chest for far too long to come to life and to come to reality for you.12600:17:54.690 --> 00:17:59.610Terry Wildemann: Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. And I'm so blessed to be part of it. I'm really excited about it.12700:18:00.720 --> 00:18:07.530Terry Wildemann: So mount is are there any parting words that you would like to share with it. We can the possibilities audience.12800:18:07.980 --> 00:18:17.520Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Absolutely. The biggest gift you can give yourself is your presence and that's the only requirement for getting free from clutter because12900:18:17.760 --> 00:18:27.150Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Clutter only accumulates because you're unwilling yes unwilling, I know it's harsh, but you're unwilling to look at it, you have to become willing13000:18:27.450 --> 00:18:35.850Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: To meet yourself right where you are in the great thing about it is you don't have to know why you're hanging on to it and you don't have to do any digging.13100:18:36.240 --> 00:18:42.000Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: It's like GPS. GPS doesn't need to know where the hell. You've been all your life to get you where you want to go.13200:18:42.210 --> 00:18:47.250Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: It only needs to know where you stand right now and where you want to go and it can get you there.13300:18:47.460 --> 00:18:55.290Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So all you need to know is where you're standing right now. You don't need to know why it's. You don't have to beat yourself up because it's gotten this way.13400:18:55.560 --> 00:19:01.680Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Just right now. Okay. There's clutter that I need to deal with and that's just it. This is it right now and13500:19:02.070 --> 00:19:13.170Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: That's it. So meeting yourself right where you are, without any judgment and just showing up for yourself. When you do that you make space for the magic to happen in your life changes.13600:19:13.500 --> 00:19:22.380Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: I had a client who was totally just tapped out her schedule was completely full doing things for everybody else. Nothing for her.13700:19:22.710 --> 00:19:38.640Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: And she was working at a job. She wasn't happy at and at 27 years old she was already headed for burnout. She took a 30 day challenge of mine to do this one practice for five minutes a day. The allowing the now where you just show up for yourself and do this practice.13800:19:39.690 --> 00:19:54.270Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: After right after the 30 days ended her boyfriend at the time who she thought was going to marry left her the relationship ended, but the very next day she got a job offer for a job that was an 80% salary increase13900:19:54.990 --> 00:20:00.090Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Got to take a month off before she had to start that job. So she took a three week trip out of the country.14000:20:00.450 --> 00:20:12.660Terry Wildemann: There you go, well, how brilliant is that, well, thank you so much mail for sharing your stories or experiences and what daring to thrive is really all about to cluttering our life.14100:20:13.140 --> 00:20:25.080Terry Wildemann: And to my waking the possibilities. Audience I really expect that you've learned a lot from today. This is a brilliant way to over the summer, little by little, every day began to declutter your life.14200:20:25.380 --> 00:20:28.350Terry Wildemann: Please join us on the summit, can you say the dates again now.14300:20:28.590 --> 00:20:36.210Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: Yeah, July 13 that will launch. So Terry will have all the information on how you can register if you're in her community, you'll get an email from her about it.14400:20:36.480 --> 00:20:37.110Terry Wildemann: You will14500:20:37.590 --> 00:20:39.480Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: So thank you so much for having me.14600:20:39.660 --> 00:20:46.380Terry Wildemann: You are very, very welcome and thanks so much could be raking the possibilities. Audience Oh, Mel. Where else can people find you.14700:20:46.860 --> 00:20:59.250Mel - De-Clutter Expert & Coach: D cluttering spaces com you can reach me out there. That's my website info at declaring spaces com is my email. And you can always call me at 619-602-372514800:20:59.910 --> 00:21:05.250Terry Wildemann: Thank you so very much. And folks, you can learn more about intuitive leadership and awaken the possibilities.14900:21:05.640 --> 00:21:14.250Terry Wildemann: At intuitive leadership.com all of our podcasts are on awaken the possibilities calm, which is part of the intuitive leadership website.15000:21:14.730 --> 00:21:24.390Terry Wildemann: Also you can find us on YouTube and on many radio station platforms we are on iTunes Spotify SoundCloud, just to name a few.15100:21:24.810 --> 00:21:38.010Terry Wildemann: You can also connect with me for VIP days coaching and training at intuitive leadership com LinkedIn, Facebook, you name it. Social media just plug into a woman and you will find me.15200:21:38.400 --> 00:21:50.490Terry Wildemann: So I wish you know much success in your life. Take a deep breath shift into your heart feel the love and I look forward to seeing you next time to your success.
Rising from the Ashes: Restructuring Your Life
Season 1, Ep. 19
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 19 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Christine Powers on "Rising from the Ashes: Restructuring Your Life”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________About Christine Powers:Christine Powers is a world-class soprano and inspirational leader who is a fierce guardian ofwonder and wisdom. She empowers leaders to go further and deeper -- pulling us all forwardinto a transcendent world.Founder of the Philosophers Camp movement, she has built a refuge for deep healing in theAdirondack Mountains of New York that offers rejuvenation, learning, and co-creation while inmicro-momentary community.Christine is a master energy worker and intuitive. Empower your voice through her musicalevents, attunements, workshops, and adventure retreats.Find Christine at www.christinepowers.com_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics.Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPTwelcome everyone to this episode of awaken the possibilities podcast I'm your host Terry will demand of intuitive leadership and I love working with burned out and stressed out Yue primers who ready to leap off the stress hamster wheel of life and leap into calm ease and flow and the results are unstoppable resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics and as you know as you know the gas that I bring on the show all still backed they all help every single one of you who are listening to evolve into that unstoppable leader instead that practical business mystic because this information is needed I have such great gas and today I've got a wonderful friend who is also a mystic who has so much to share about being resilient dealing with catastrophic loss and so much more allow me to introduce you to the amazing Christine powers she is a world class soprano who I've seen break classes what is dimming grace that amplifies the amplifiers like takes a blank experiences she empowers servant leaders to inhabit their power and presence wider and deeper thereby naturally creating bigger and bigger ripples that awful up lift us all a former marketing PR communications and fundraising executive Christine is founder of the philosophers camp where she offers a refuge for people on sacred land in the Adirondack mountains today Christine speaks on purpose and power science and mysticism of sound and thriving after catastrophic loss she is a master energy worker and intuitive serving to hosting the two men's workshops retreats and adventure camps and welcome welcome welcome miss Christine to awaken the possibilities you are you know I I was giggling %HESITATION a little bit and I didn't want to make noise during your intro so I am delighted to be here it is so good I think this is the theme over so it's just really let's let it all hang out but this is like take twenty Hey at this level where we've been in there he was really quite funny anyway to be sure your topic because nobody can say that the way you do yeah how you been talking %HESITATION about catastrophic loss and resiliency and %HESITATION thriving after catastrophic loss there's so much ground that we can cover here %HESITATION that is pertinent to right now but pertinent to all time you know because being human and living on that we're going to have these these times of losses yes yes yes and what I know about the human condition and the human spirit is that when we do have catastrophic loss when there are really big challenges in front of us we truly do elevate ourselves elevate one another and shift into some amazing amazing situations that propels us forward and there is potential an opportunity even in catastrophic loss can you talk a bit about that because to me I don't see loss I feel badly for the losses that have occurred but I also see so much opportunity on so many levels yes so I have experienced catastrophic loss %HESITATION in my own life %HESITATION going back almost four years %HESITATION my family lost everything that we owns I including our two businesses and all of our every material possession in a fire that was rather historic and I look back on that now as being one of the greatest gifts of my life but at the time %HESITATION you know things that happen of that nature are really strangely wrapped gifts and we don't always recognize them where first of all we're in shock and then we can't escape the grief process and all those things that will come with it but one of the things that is so viscerally imprinted is that I came to a point where I was held by profound grace and when as an intuitive when I scanned the horizon right energetically it was so full of possibility because life had broken the rules right and I no longer felt obligated to play by the rules and this box had just fallen away and everything had been stripped away most of I mean when you don't have anything there's a great lightness about you and I realized over time that I state that are in that space for a few months because I just wanted to be there in the field of potentiality and I allowed things to begin to coalesce as they wanted to be created and I worked really hard to keep my mind out of it from all the things that I thought should be coming down the path and so by being really still and just following what we wanted to be an going decision by decision I built a whole new life and we have that available to us particularly at those times because our awareness is incredibly heightened and whether we know it or not were always holding grace were always held in grace so %HESITATION so to me %HESITATION times of great challenge and difficulty are really just the same side of the coin as times of great potential and opportunity and it takes a lot of it takes a village takes a community to support us to be able to be in that space %HESITATION and I think it takes a lot of %HESITATION spiritual maturity and wisdom to kind of be in that space and and and not to say that I was there all the time %HESITATION but that was my predominant place that I was after the fire and I remember when the fire happened and how catastrophic it was I just couldn't imagine and it's interesting because when I lost my backpack in March were lost my identity because everything was stolen I kept thinking of you because I'm like I don't lose the house I would lose my belongings I lost track you know but the thing was my identity was in that backpack my computer was in that backpack things that I you know that we consider pouring that backpack so just that small piece in many ways was catastrophic because it happened during the week where it was the week from hell I just leave it at that some really really intense things happen and it helped me understand what being visible with like is your identification when you lose your credit cards you lose everything you have no I. D. you become invisible and that taught me a lot but you what happened to you is what kept me grounded because I realized that this was just a bit this was a blip on the radar screen no matter how much you know how much of a pain in the neck it was and I thought violated I really did it because it was still on at the airport but it was in the house it wasn't my belongings it wasn't the things that meant a lot to me I mean there were things in there my pet my grandmother's jewelry was in there which I can't replace because it's Cuba you know but still it's nothing in comparison to what you went through you lost your home you lost your complete footing and back eight that's what I think we need to remember when big things when quote unquote big things happen to us that other people have gone through much bigger things and they still survive in there still opportunity so I'm curious what are the opportunities what are the potentialities the potentiality of what happened four years down the line when you turn around and look back at that I can you get about can you start with the end in mind and share with us all the wonderful potentiate opportunities that involved because of that catastrophic event yeah well the first thing that that comes to mind is %HESITATION and this is probably really pertinent to practical mystic hunter burners right %HESITATION we get wrapped up in %HESITATION leadership and what we're supposed to be doing %HESITATION and one of the things I began to learn was that part of why I like being in that space was because it was much easier for me to always be giving than receiving R. that's a big one it's the big one and then went near stripped away to nothing %HESITATION it was a huge opportunity for me to be vulnerable and soft and undefended and the the outpouring of love from the community %HESITATION from little things to big things was was really make sure it was majority for me it was growth for me because I was not used to being in that place I was used to being the one who would lead at or facilitate that so that's a huge opportunity with catastrophic loss in the first thing that I noticed another thing that I noticed was that I broke away from the shirts in the sense that %HESITATION I'll give an example of we received many donations of physical goods and some of the things that we received really didn't suit our you know our choices or lifestyle and we decline to them %HESITATION some furniture and different things what was fascinating to me was that %HESITATION people reacted negatively to that that we were so burning them and got offended and I found that fascinating because they're giving was was given with an agenda and I also found that a lot of people were also projecting onto us their own stuff and that came with the territory which was really fascinating and on the flip side one of the greatest gift that we got was from a guy who ran a hot dog cart right very simple guy didn't even know him but he heard about our fire he gave us three dozen hot dogs at three dozen hot dog rolls and even now it if it tears me up because it was what he knew to do and it was so from the heart and it was so simple but that like pierced me you know so I learned a lot about %HESITATION standing my ground for what was true for me and not %HESITATION my husband and I we had really deep discussions about this because we didn't want to offend anyone but we were being bombarded with stuff which was beautiful and some of it we really were going to be able to use or need %HESITATION and then the projections were pretty powerful as well to %HESITATION people kind of bringing their own stuff and and you know %HESITATION thrusting their their belief on how we should be doing things or what this man and %HESITATION %HESITATION so that was those were two really profound lessons that it really is huge and what I'm also hearing it is the word vulnerable you became vulnerable and in order to be able to receive that was a step that needed to be taken in there that that vulnerability piece so that you could discern what was actually going on because sometimes when you know those of us who are leaders who are constantly giving giving giving giving I know for myself that that's how I am I you know I was always giving giving giving giving giving and I still give a lot however I had to learn to be vulnerable and receive because you know to what it is that you were saying when you don't receiving your give them all the time you burn out from that and that is so so big up so one of the things that %HESITATION I wanted to mention to you is I just read recently that there is there were these trees where you needed to burn the land and burn the trees said that the pods the seed pods would burst and regrow are not regrow plant the seeds that are inside these pods are sooo so hard that only fire will allow the birth of the new CD came out I got a sense that images what came to me when you're sharing your story of the fire because everything got burned too in order for you to be able to allow that seed to explode out does that resonate at all because that image so intense we were sharing data it absolutely does %HESITATION you know it yeah it's it's really beautiful because I didn't realize how hard my shell had become and and the you know looking across the landscape of the four years of this receiving journey has been going on and all that time and that was what first made the crack %HESITATION and mmhm so that's probably one of the most profound things that I created on the potential of the horizon %HESITATION is a more a more soft more real where authentic me %HESITATION another thing that we shifted another lesson is that we have a smaller footprint we live much more simply and we travel more which was something that I always wanted to do but we the life my husband and I had constructed had a big mortgage and big overhead and an office rents in all of these things and again they should send the expectations of what my life should look like from my upbringing and I released those last remnants of you know being the daughter of a prominent attorney having gone to Notre Dame you know all these things that I was supposed to be in the world and I had been judging myself %HESITATION at some level this gave me the freedom to spirit of the family and as very inspirational because we live on a mountain on a hundred acres and that's a very simple life but we have a lot more freedom of our time and travel and what we do and I have to share with folks she's got a great little spot if you ever especially in this era of distant social distancing you plan to get away a little spot called new Glenn I am sure I will go ahead and my husband and I spent our anniversary there talk about falling into place it was one of those %HESITATION you happen to say in the post that you have that weekend open and my husband and I were just talking about what we can do for our anniversary better being better Bowman like it just happened and it is a beautiful beautiful place with a we call that kind of tent that you have it's a lotus ballots from New Zealand yeah it's in the shape of a lotus flower it is and it's beautiful and you're out in nature and it's one on your way from everybody so plug here for new glam sure %HESITATION because it really is just magnificent and you are really out there in nature and it is very high level camping I will say very high level camping absolutely wonderful and the land is beautiful there very very spiritual and I can see how dad is really still in your life because the area is that we explored that we walked in driving up in the tractor to the top of the mountain and I still use that picture in a couple of my means %HESITATION it is just so heartwarming and does bring you back to where you need today and I'm curious I have to ask this question Christine if that fire had not happened would you be at the helm of creating new glam sure number one and we ju have created the philosophers camp probably not probably not yeah yeah the the time the time after the fire when we %HESITATION what's so coincidental about it is that we were planning to move to the Adirondacks and there were pieces of both my husband and I that we're questioning what kind of business presence we should keep in Albany which is you know ninety miles away and the fire took away any opportunity like there was no portal like no portal to go back to our prior life in any way and so you know it's interesting for years I had wanted to do spiritual retreats at destinations and from I I judged as being not enough not enough I don't know where I had that belief but I held it for so long and now I'm like what is the log what okay so you know %HESITATION use me I just want but he sticks who cares yeah I I don't I don't think I would have because again I gave myself total freedom to create a new life that was joyful and simple and I'd let go of all of all the pressures of what I was supposed to be and the type of career at that point I was supposed to have that is such an example powerful example for others who are really having a hard time right now and as you and I both know that there are a lot of folks that are struggling and it's not something that self imposed the struggle is something that was imposed by outside forces just as the fire was an outside force for you just says my having my backpack stone was an outside force for me just like all this stuff is outside forces you do have a sense of loss in it and I don't know about you but I was it was lost it was indignation it was up anger frustration yes you had to go to vulnerability here I am at my age being taken care of I'm in ninety seven ninety four year old parents really got to be kidding me there is an irony to the world your them all the time actually you are feeding me there give me money they had to pay for my birthday that's what it was %HESITATION and it was and it was only for ten days but it was long enough for me to you know any time there's a loss of any kind whether it's a car accident %HESITATION you know losing your educate you not being able to graduate is a big thing right now what with your colleagues and friends what a sense of loss that is yeah what a story to tell your kids and what a story to share with others in a future life time you're there somebody said now that I read stop saying that there is a silver lining and everything because that means that there's clouds what if we look for blue sky think about that what if we look at every catastrophic situation has actually blue sky and when I hear your story that's what I see I see blue sky I see the sun shining so clearly I see the moon on the right side just peeping through as it gets a little bit more towards task I I just see such a brightness in that catastrophic episode that you experience and when I review all the catastrophic episodes in my life and other people's lives I see the same thing because on the opposite on the other side there so much possibility joy reflection %HESITATION or too needy and it's up to us whether we take it or not that is not so important that you say that because it is a choice it is an opportunity and that's why like anyone listening or watching this would be so wise to align themselves with you with your organization because when we're in the throes of grief and loss some head toward the bitterness and despair and they don't quite ever get out of it yes and so resiliency and having a team and having a coach and having a structure is really important because it's an opportunity it's not it's not the assured outcome the assured outcome could be a hundred and eighty degrees the other direction more yes absolutely but it is a choice and your writing thank you for sharing that with you know what Christine was referring to is the fact that we do body could emotion co tapping also very very tuned in to intuitively tuned into a lot of different things we can clear out a lot of the emotions that are created by such incidences that really get stuck in their bodies and become trapped in our bodies and don't allow us to move forward it's really important whether you're a business would be your leader what you know what you're a career professional matter what you are who you are it's really important to get rid of that emotional baggage that's caused by such catastrophic drama because if we don't clear it out it will sit in our body and it can contribute to illness and disease further down the line because it does reduce our immune system and and we know that we have studied how certain emotions are connected to certain organs and a lot of the diseases that we have are because the trapped emotions that trap baggage in those areas of our bodies so clearing that out is truly truly important %HESITATION so thank you for saying that and and that's what I was referring to yeah I referring to that and also your business expertise to be rather black to and and yeah and yes and yes you know %HESITATION you know in here %HESITATION being it heart of nature and being on the mountain you know a lot of that can happen here as well %HESITATION and so there's so many different ways to tend to the gardens of our souls and to tend to our emotional trauma %HESITATION and it's really important the work that you do in the and that's an essential piece to this with with the loss %HESITATION there is work to be done you know if the if there are clouds that come by and you know our essential nature is that blue sky %HESITATION and life happens you know it really happens so %HESITATION part of part of you know in part so here's the other piece that I learned about this you know looking for years later %HESITATION think about like the great gift that I was given of letting go of so much of the programming of my %HESITATION how it was raised and I'm not saying that it was bad and I I love my parents I love my family I'm grateful for my family but I had to let go of all the beliefs that I took on of how it was supposed to be and there's a lot of emotional baggage and a lot of trauma underneath all of that that needs to be cleared and that is in that an important aspect of leadership it's an important aspect of right now you know who we choose to be in the scope of the era %HESITATION you know it's not even about being heart centered is being passed and said this point and you know following the what you're really lit up about %HESITATION because that's going to pave the way to making an impact and being of service %HESITATION because it's a whole new paradigm and we are just at the beginning of the whole new paradigm yeah and so what's going to carry the day is what we choose to really lean into and and my suggestion is that we lean into what lights us up what we're passionate about %HESITATION because that will attract people to us and what we do and what we offer and speaking of letting us out one of the things that I know about you is that your voice was affected with this fire I would love for you to share with the audience how your voice your singing voice your speaking voice all of it was truly affected and your journey in finding your voice because I think that's really important right now people need to find their voices but there's that they're scared in many ways can you share about that Kristen yeah I think much you know if you if you just look back on the last twenty or thirty minutes of our conversation the result of all the things that I let go of the things that I just stepped out of an old paradigm enabled me to bring so much more freedom and I've always been a very gifted singer from when I I was singing before I could speak but somewhere along the way I also picked up all the beliefs of %HESITATION you know not being us up full on professional opera singer and the technique is everything and all this baggage that took my love of singing so far away that I really wasn't singing and so on the other side of the fire I claims my ownership so two things you talked about the you know the net to the seat in the forest %HESITATION I identify as fire wheat and dragons on so that the food you know the the fire weed is as vibrant gorgeous hot pink flower that is one of the first things to come back to life and if you see it in the field it's astonishing after fire and it is only from a fire %HESITATION and then dragon saga mark my capacity to seeing intuitively and to sing and healing capacity and to seal saying from total freedom to let go of the technique of being an opera singer and just to tell the stories I just wanted to become a storyteller so that's been freed now too so %HESITATION yeah I hate when I go to the top of the mountain and I sitting and it reverberates around for miles and %HESITATION and that has also been on leased and the icing in ways that again I had judged before as not being enough and dot I don't really care anymore it's it's a gift that I have that should be expressed however it wants to be expressed and as you can see if you're watching the video the tears of just been flowing I've no idea why okay indeed just erupted because yeah yeah we all have a hard time imagining you're not singing you have a beautiful beautiful voice and thank you for having the courage in stepping into courage of being in and finding your voice again and just really just letting it out there and I know that you have %HESITATION if I'm not mistaken thank you have a couple of YouTube videos of you singing there are yeah if you go let's see go to Christine powers if you search the channel %HESITATION it's pretty interesting net now I've actually started doing really esoteric stuff which is %HESITATION again it's it's like have being classically trained you know singing Mozart Puccini and Verdi though it and the now %HESITATION singing you know stamping my feet on the ground and just you know these sounds to the mountains and to the earth it's really different %HESITATION so yeah I have a couple of videos up a couple meditations and Terry here's the latest thing I don't I don't even think you know this yet %HESITATION this is this is perfect for everybody listening as it you know very powerful business past and doing philosophers camp I I'm also looking at what brings me joy and what is of service right now and I am starting to do what I'm calling angelic lullabies which are actually to help people transition who are dying I have a gift to go in intuitively and see the landscape and then I sing into discord and blockages and all kinds of things and then a lullaby in an intuitive message comes through and to be honest I've been able to do this for years and years but I've never acknowledged it or brought it forward so with courage with an open heart with vulnerability it's like it's simple and it's profound and it's what my heart is being you know my heart is calling it forward and it brings me joy so that's you know that's the invitation that I think you and I can give to everybody is really what is what it what do you being called to do and and this also speaks to you know what lights you up right now and then the pivot will take care of itself the business structures the business structures and all of that your that's that's what that's not how you start that's how you you bring it forth but the starting is is in this New World in this new paradigm where rules have been stripped away agreements have been broken it's a whole new paradigms so when you want to be when you want to do how do you want to serve what brings you joy what a great way to end this episode thank you so much for green beans or showing up so authentically and then your integrity for sharing your very personal story allowing me to ask some questions that I know you didn't expect but I know you and I you're one of your one of my most interesting and deep friends and colleagues like Chrysler all right thank you so much for being here into the Reagan the possibilities are endless I hope you really took away from names that there really is a possibility and opportunity whenever there is a catastrophe there are always is that seed explodes out if we choose to allow it to I'm Terry will demean your host thank you for being here today and I look forward on behalf of Christina myself look forward to seeing you next time to your success
Create Amazing Relationships
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 18 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Roman Miranov on "Create Amazing Relationships”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.__________________________________________________________________________________________________About Roman Miranov:Roman Mironov is a relationship coach in Toronto, Canada. He helps people create amazing and enviable relationships. Roman is all about teaching insanely actionable strategies that make relationships the No. 1 source of happiness in his clients' life. He has been into self-improvement for over a decade and brings his best ideas and tools to people he works with. Contact him for a relationship breakthrough session through his website: https://romanmironov.comWebsite URL:: https://romanmironov.comFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/roman.mironov.10Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romanmironov/Twitter: https://twitter.com/romansmironovInstagram: https://twitter.com/romansmironovPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lifecoachtoronto/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpjfwxdtmsJ78QiPGMrsOQ/__________________________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition__________________________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPT
Digital Marketing Done Right
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 17 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews David Somerfleck on "Digital Marketing Done Right”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.ABOUT David SomerfleckDavid Somerfleck is a digital marketing and business growth expert with over 20 years' experience working for multiple marketing agencies and 10 years' experience as a nonprofit small business mentor. He is also the author of "The Road to Digital Marketing Profits.Website URL:: https://dms.blueFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dmsblueLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/somerfleck/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmsblue01Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dmsbluedigital/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypF0s-KPKzF_UFm92mGdaA__________________________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Terry is a best selling author of The Enchanted Boardroom: Evolve Into An Unstoppable Intuitive Leader.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition_________________________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPTwelcome everyone to awaken the possibilities I'm your host Terry willdemann. we have an episode I think you're going to find quite fascinating I've never had anyone like this often behind shell and all my guests are unique in their own right and David Sommerfleck is definitely unique which I spent sometime talking before the show and as you can see he's all dressed in blue from the water bottle to the students in the classes so that your bones are going to be talking about that because it's really in the libel or David came to me through he reached out to me to be honest as I thought okay let's check it out and you know what is really really cool so I hope you find what he has to offer the meeting as I do so let's talk a little bit about David David in MA where are you he is a digital marketing and business growth expert with over twenty years of experience working for mobile marketing agency years experience as a nonprofit small business mentor he is also the author of the road to digital marketing one of the banks it's not in his bio which I can share with you it back he also work for RT to sort certified small business for score mentor and he worked with hundreds of business owners of every color line so because of that loves working with entrepreneurs and business owners with it which is what you are my waking the possibilities audience your entrepreneurs you are business owners and we are going through right now like we've never seen before Mr so it is time to get someone inside was welcome to the show David stark black thank you for having me I really appreciate it well now that I check not now that I I have mentioned about the blue talk to me about the blue I love it well basically blue's my favorite colour but basically %HESITATION a couple years ago I kind of I'm semi retired I don't want to say I'm retired because I still enjoy working with people but you need more scaled back approach but I decided to kind of take a step back from my last business and change things and so I wanted a new way of marketing and branding myself and I thought well you know what I'm gonna be really back to basics yeah I used my initials in my favorite color so my business is G. M. S. dot blue by website is T. M. S. dot blue when I meet people in marketing or ugh skews me networking groups about how can I reach you what's what's really easy you see the little white bar at the top of your browser type in DMS dot blue in they they can't believe it because it's a very on nontraditional %HESITATION website address or domain name %HESITATION but also I was never the best dresser yeah my wife was much smarter than me one day just said well look you know I lost some weight I need to get some new clothes %HESITATION and she's like look just get get get new clothes in your favorite color and I thought that's genius my favorite color is blue %HESITATION just where everything blue all the time yeah it makes it easy to market because people know me there is a tall skinny bald headed guy use glue what's my business Lou DMS dot blue what are my initials so it kind of goes in to get out there in syncs up together it makes things much more simple in in a way it's also very very authentic and the other piece about blue is from a spiritual perspective working with the truck rests yes the energy centers in the body the rent is due yes are you telling me that and %HESITATION I think that's very very interesting and really very appropriate because that's what I'm about is speaking truth to power to business owners entrepreneurs nonprofit founders speaking truth to power to them and then letting them decide you know now it's time for you to speak your truth I love it absolutely love it so David one of the things about branding is you're talking about symmetry and being authentic right okay so for me that is a huge thing is being authentic and being you know as a business owner as an entrepreneur we need to really be true to ourselves however I find that a lot of us have a challenge with that ma'am I'm gonna ask you I'm going to share this story with your personal story just to get your perspective because I think we need to hear that using the angels on the back these are my angels you just have been a part of my life forever and I love having them back there and they have my back so I can have it back to you with my clients on the internet or whoever it is that I'm interacting with on my computer monitor and and people that I have worked with the person however there are folks that's who I am that's part of my brand to weaken the possibilities sure awaken the possibilities is all about they help me do that they help me work with everybody but there are people who are really uncomfortable with my having my angels on the back end I need to have a green screen and I should have something else on the back blah blah blah blah blah and I'm like you know it doesn't Florida doesn't feel authentic to me destroying them right I'm curious I am not the only entrepreneur has those challenges so can you speak about as a branding and digital marketing experts sure absolutely %HESITATION you know if you're looking for and I don't know if this is good video or audio but if this video you can look behind me and you can see that I have a picture of Buddha how do I. video and audio yeah so I have %HESITATION poster Buddha on the wall of my office now I probably need to put more holes in the wall because on the other side of a signed letter from which an autographed photo rather in the letter from the Dalai Lama %HESITATION in a lot of other things are autographed photo judge Judy and some other stuff I could put up there but I also have a little statue Shakespeare in the behind me is basically things that make me feel good yeah reinforced who I am as a person and and just the things I like that I gravitate toward so %HESITATION you know if you watch a lot of webinars a lot of podcasts today especially now %HESITATION you see a lot of people speaking behind book shelves or even having obviously %HESITATION forty backgrounds is a better term I know I personally just leave the yourself no more in touch you are with yourself the better off you'll be but it's not easy it's it's difficult %HESITATION and the thing is the irony is if you are a business professional with any length of time or service provider like a psychologist or psychiatrist or therapist because it's it's very easy to look at other people and diagnose issues and solutions it's very easy but to do it for yourselves it's it's very difficult so I've always struggled with branding for myself yeah what should I. S. C. O. B. for me in terms of who I can help who I want to work with that's very difficult but I can very easily look at someone else and say this is what your SCO should be just what your marketing should be and everything else because of course I can look at them just totally right yes exactly I can't really do look at myself objectively without a lot of preconditioning but I think it's very important to be as authentic as you can good looking in the mirror that's it I call that the inward journey right looking in the mirror yeah it is very difficult it's very challenging you know I read that right now %HESITATION what is it April seventh twenty twenty as of right now we have the code nineteen virus it's running roughshod through global economies and really making a lot of people either very very very ill or or causing many people to pass we prematurely and it's it's very difficult for a lot of people to stay home to be reflective you know I read about many people are having great issues staying home yes %HESITATION I've seen some really really you know horrible stories of people just can't handle being at home yeah they have a really hard time with that yeah and I thought I read that to the divorce rate is skyrocketing people living together fighting more %HESITATION and it's you know what can you do it's really important to be in touch with who you are if you can do it you know there's an old eagles song if you're you know the older guy like me called learn to be still and so you know I've learned a lot from Buddhism and Buddhism hoping to learn to be still at times I'm not perfect yeah it it all I get up every morning and make a list of things to do and I put things in structuring go from monthly weekly and then daily lists and I work from a very organized deliberate perspective but there are times when I also say it's time to just sit and be still for an hour one of the things I look at this it does make is an opportunity to refocus in a way I thought you know what Sunday's surely bad because as long as we have food were fine %HESITATION what was I really going to all these networking events four what did I accomplish if he's someone R. as in boot camps and workshops and I might have felt good speaking to a hundred people or something what all those one hundred people how many people really listen to you and act on what you suggest they might have paid X. amount of money to attend a digital marketing okay right for the sake of example I can't tell you how many boot camps and workshops are taught over twenty years in marketing how many people kept in touch with me afterwards how many people actually went out and did what I suggested in the said they were going to do and I would go and look a week later look him up online most %HESITATION we're going so you know in a way I look at this as an opportunity to refocus him re solidify the foundation get back to basics you know if I could show you the bookshelf right here you know %HESITATION I have a stack of books that you know these this is what I need to get through this long and then this month after that so I'm like a pig in mud is a city in the south it's a good opportunity to get back to studying the classics yeah I work on another book how cool is that yeah instead of just refocus yeah absolutely and I'm buying a break in the possibilities people have heard me say this over and over again I look at it as the manager was asking for and Matt and nat stands for nurture reshaped and posh so when you think about it if we pause and stop and take a real good look around we have an opportunity to really see what's working and what's not working the kids an opportunity it's where it's really up to us whether we're going to take that opportunity and how many of us going to go back to the old ways because my in business business has changed so much that I don't think there's going back to the old ways and if you don't ship your business you know the needs of the clients as they where they are moving towards now you will become obsolete many of them are becoming obsolete very very quickly very quickly if you look at %HESITATION what is it C. N. B. C. or the financial channels they tell you how many people are filing for unemployment across America business owners are going bankrupt right now %HESITATION my wife is telling me just this morning that %HESITATION the the very large bank Wells Fargo said we're no longer offering small business loans too bad really wow so it's it's it's extremely challenging time where I live in southwest Florida there are a lot of local mom and pop shops and small business owners I wish all of the war offering home delivery but I can honestly tell you I know most of them aren't I wish most of the more online in that they could take orders online for home delivery but I know most of them are in the world and they don't have much more time to give it not a lot of time today you can keep paying debt %HESITATION mortgage or rent it just not having customers coming in where you drop off so it's really important to be able to have it now is the time that pivoting peace can be very painful for people %HESITATION and give you an example of somebody who committed and was incredibly successful and I would love for you to comment on it afterwards because I I know that there or something and I need to give an example of a phenomenal I'm just and on a three day conference the conference was supposed to be in Montreal Canada yes and it got canceled the person who gave this conference I saw live in San Diego three years ago this person was on not doing it online and so many people that two hundred fifty people registered for Montreal I was not one of them because I had a I had other commitments here that I could not change that were very important to me and when the opportunity came they they had so many requests from around the world this two hundred and fifty people to check in online check in online check in online and he finally said okay I guess I'm going to do this within three weeks something he said he would never do never ever ever do in three weeks this team transformed I am put on okay online the bench for four hundred and fifty people okay and it was a nominal it didn't skip a beat I live in the great food but he always offered to me but it was phenomenal it it it and there was one word that I have to use to describe it the step that he took and the word was courage yeah can you talk about that sure absolutely there's so many different angles to discuss it from you know I %HESITATION there's %HESITATION website or business basically called meetup dot com which was a division of we work yes %HESITATION what's happening to we work right now I have no idea they're probably not doing very well because he rented out office space including working facilities so guess what you don't want to go to a physical office you want to work from home if you're poor will let you yeah most employers in the US are not skilled in that way and even if they could they want to be able to physically see you to know that you're working but recently meetup dot com which encourages people to literally meet up and go to networking groups and %HESITATION workshops boot camps things like that over the years I've had many many many digital marketing boot camps in marketing workshops through meetup %HESITATION I remember when I had my own a small agency I remember once we didn't have enough clients in the pipeline so I went to meetup dot com created a couple of daylong boot camps and I literally you don't pay the mortgage one in one month you know in one day you know so it's great but now you can't do that so I give them credit for being able to change direction very quickly and now if you go to well I think maybe it took them two or three weeks after the virus began to spread that they said look everything should be done online right now everything should be done online and you see more more people are going crazy using zoom while working from home read recently that the White House task force on supply chain someone had the corona virus so they said okay well we need to do everything remotely now so that's another great example being able to change direction very quickly are the small business owner I'm not sure does that mean for them that means if you own a yoga studio for example you should be able to use the video like we are right now yeah do you video classes offer podcasts is well Joe Biden the presidential candidate I read just started a podcast to try to reach more people because he's an older guy and doesn't want to install it so they're all doing it now you're all doing more more video more audio I don't reach and that's what everybody needs to do so whatever business you have and you can still be a million examples %HESITATION but I'd be happy to field them they all need to be changing how they approach doing business in how they market in marketing is to mean marketing is not a dirty word obviously marketing means reaching out to the other person and saying look here's what I do I could help you if you're interested are you interested do you need help or you know the things you don't understand that I can shed light on now then if you decide that you want help if you're ready for that we can move forward but if not that's okay god bless you have a nice day but to me that's what marketing needs and I'm I'm very very passionate about that because I've seen it used and misused so many times well I have to ask you this %HESITATION based on how you presented it one of the things that drives me absolutely ballistic David and I'm gonna get into the sales process because I I do what I just did a %HESITATION weapon are branding that were that were we talk about this scenario I'm gonna present you I go on to a platform it's a biz at B. two B. platform and somebody connects with me and I read their profile yes no yes no okay yes I accept them and out of the gate they're selling me yes on their product I do every day oh my gosh it drives me absolutely out of my mind it would be something that happens what do I do yeah well just last night I wrote back to somebody who did that and I said no thank you I only buy from those I know like and trust right now if you would like to have a networking conversation with me and having no page fifteen minute virtual convoy yeah well this is my link WWW dot copy with Jerry dot com and we can chat for fifteen minutes and I can get you know you know when you can get your name and then we'll see where it goes from there right out last night me I get that every day yeah I got all the time to drive me crazy yeah so you how would I handle that I can't tell you what I do when I got it depending on what mood I'm in usually what I do is I shake my head I just delete the message I did a lot I just can't believe it I it's spam I don't know the person they're not making any attempt to get to know me as a person exactly they don't know what my interests are or not yes you don't know what my needs are maybe I don't need financial planning for example maybe I just wanted to connect on linked in with a financial planner because I like some of your posts and I thought it would be good to grow that online and I've gotten like I said I get up every day usually I delete them %HESITATION there's a profound difference between posting content online yeah tempting to generate substantive conversation yeah and it's the same as going to a networking event only online how many networking events have we been to jail I'm sure this has happened to you too where you go to the personnel tell you one recent example I went to a chamber of commerce you judge maybe a month or two ago and so I went to the event and I look at what there is to eat to know what's going on and I'm probably in less than standing at a podium a pretty shy reserved person I and %HESITATION so I go there looking around for what there is to eat up standing behind all the ladies because I do not like protect me you know anyway I talked to people in this will what do you do and I say well I'm a digital marketing experts in you know business growth expert because that's basically what I do and %HESITATION that well I don't need any help by all right and then I go home I look at their business card or look at their website it might look first of all there's no way you're number one in Google there is no way he did you're maximizing your potential financially because you could be taking payments online you're not if I look you up and you look up your type of business in Google you're not number one so Avenue for employment for improvement yeah that's my point what is what is the reason and I and I do believe that this is actually very true because of experience that messed up people they say oh I don't need it only because it's a financial thing they put money person they think you're gonna cost a lot of money before even having a conversation with well let's talk about it %HESITATION part of it I think in in again this is what I did several months ago and now if I were to go to a beauty business networking event %HESITATION chamber luncheon or what have you and I really should be going to them anymore it's not a good use of time for that matter but if if I do go I wouldn't say I'm a digital marketing expert and the reason for that is I think it many many times people focusing on tools and not objectives yes yes yes they obsess over the type of phone now what are you going to say to the other person and how would you say it what we you talk about so that's one the other point is %HESITATION I'm having a senior moment the other point was from can you help me I'm having well well here's what's happening to me here's what I'm saying and by may jump and you had your phone up your phone is below can you pick up your water bottle water bottles blow so I could see if I were to connect you with you let let's let's do a networking piece together sure we're connecting with you at a networking event and I would see you and I see that you are all blue and I see that your phone is glue and I see that you're you know get you pull this water bottle out of this bag hello I will come back to you and say okay I'm curious what's visible loop bank and what all of your with me right you're tempting to build rapport to stimulate conversation because yeah everybody has a connection by doing asking that question you brought it back %HESITATION back on track again yeah basically we all have potential connections but because people have a tendency to look at what's in it for me or they look at the tools rather than the objectives we lose focus we look for things to compartmentalize it so how would I handle that I would say %HESITATION thank you for asking and you know here's my background like we did at the beginning of right and %HESITATION that's still a little room play here because I sure but I understand that if that's okay with you sure sure %HESITATION I come up to you right right I love this blue thing that's going on with you know what is all about it seems like it's almost part of a part of the brand's right and I would say %HESITATION yes thank you so much here's what I do here's why I do it you know the blue is just a visual representation %HESITATION it's my favorite color body so I have to wear clothes when I go talk to people how I choose to guard myself the emotionally mentally and also helps people feel at ease which is very important yeah because I know the color blue is about confidence competence and credibility so you got it all over you is very important you know so I'm curious obviously this is part of it so again this is me a role playing David so I'm curious this is part of your brand yes okay so how is a part of your brand tell me more yeah it's part of my brand in so far as to color for all the marketing collateral it gives it a visual uniformity and also ease sinking up if you will with me basically you know the central focus or driver of the business also how I want people to feel at ease and relaxed okay in a to help them so but how do you help people what is it that you do right exactly and how I help people is by helping them ignite growth in their businesses but how do you do that well what is it you right we use a broad spectrum of tools digital marketing what I like to call boots on the ground marketing or old school marketing is well as current consulting I was really bored yeah if you Google the term digital transformation that's really the best representation of what I do where digital transformation is basically taking the business in saying how can we use modern technology to help you operate more efficiently to reduce overhead to increase revenue %HESITATION they just operate on a higher level across the board so that a local mom and pop business can work in a very very very streamlined organized way like an enterprise level business wide which enterprise business would prob I think they are wrong fifty employees or more okay so hearing you say is if I work with you to help me brand my business and being a digital marketer ran my business online you're going to save me time and money by getting me out there in the streamlined way why would be a part of it in another part another part of it is also helping you get to the top of Google and also be more heavily advertised in the appropriate channels for you well I would love to meet up for a Cup of coffee with you to see where we can take that so can you can we can I can I have your business card sure here you go thank you so much right here in obviously you don't yeah and if I don't have a business card I would just say look me up online D. M. S. dot blue in it also helps people remember that and retain it more because those are my initials it's what I do all I remember the color right so what else multiple avenues so I hope people %HESITATION and audience I hope you learned a little bit about that you know from a networking perspective and ask what was the one thing I did I kept asking open ended questions that's right I can ask open ended questions what credit which camp and getting you to answer me back yeah you know tell you when I meet people at networking events and they do come to me with that energy I always find it very very endearing I always find it very engaging I also say to the %HESITATION thank you so much let's sit down let me get a Cup of tea or something and really talk to you %HESITATION you know like an adult like a caring human being whereas if you get something from linked in or meet up or whatever %HESITATION lined a ball there's a million of them now if people try to shove their business down your throat it is very obvious that there you know when they come across like a huckster game show host or something and you just feel like you know I don't have time for this so you're not an individual level when I talk to people I just say tell me what it is you're trying to achieve and why you know do we have you know a half hour of your time to really talk about this yes all and so important yeah I've gotten so many phone calls were people I am not kidding I've had people call me to see how much how much is a website how much is SCO how much is he commerce service was Sir ma'am how much is a car I don't know what your destination is I don't know what you're trying to achieve I don't know if you want your road to be rocky or if you wanted to be comfortable I don't know if you want to give people the appearance of being classy and refined in X. for Taylor what you don't care what your appearance is and you don't care for example if your website works on modern phones are not so I can't tell you how much anything is into %HESITATION a we can talk about this being a service and you having objectives is that makes sense and if they say no %HESITATION or they get angry I said well god bless you have a nice day you're probably not a good fit I wish you all the best there are probably other people could help you probably won't be me have a nice day don don't have time for that I'm not twenty one but if they say yeah all you know I really want to talk about that like what you did then I see that's great we could probably make some headway with us let's talk about what really is the matches in the in the relationship yeah and that's what it is it's real it's really is about the match and your name yeah so what I'm going to share with your audience is please if it's about money when you're interacting with somebody that's not gonna work yeah it's about sharing and it's just about being really interested in helping the other person sixteen there's an energy there so sharing and authenticity comer for prosperity so in order to get prosperity it's about sharing first being opened checking your sharing in the prosperity will low afterwards to put it ahead of the other two it does not work and you know that David absolutely I could agree with you more Anders also synergy home you know before we began talking online and in two audio we were talking about your angels in the boot on the background and everything %HESITATION then you did exactly what you just demonstrated right it's so important to establish tech communication first report reporter exactly before you try to do things on a business level because if you don't have that report you really can't get people on the same page with you in if you're a business owner or entrepreneur or nonprofit founder whatever you need experienced professionals to work with you who can understand what you're trying to do and why you know why it's so important you can outsource everything you can do everything for the cheapest price will you be costing yourself much more in the long run you know for sound difference there what are the challenges that a lot of entrepreneurs have is they feel they need to do everything on their own yes yes they don't have the cash to be able to pass a decree ended June what are your thoughts about that David because I know %HESITATION that's something that I talk a lot about with my own clients that the gene is so important so that you can focus on working on your genius well there's some really good points to touch on there %HESITATION so you talked about team and you talked about D. I. Y. which is huge in in marketing so you know every day I always see this on forms as you would imagine there is wicks and we believe in squarespace in just to print ten wordpress dot com wordpress dot org what's the difference what do I do and people are overwhelmed by tools meanwhile the objective remains completely blurred yeah that's one of the reasons why I wrote my book the road to digital marketing profits because I found so many people obsessing over tools in prices but not looking at objectives and goals I want to be a better husband I want to be able to provide for my wife my family more effectively but my business I have a website that looks awful nobody looks at I don't get any phone calls how do you measure success in digital marketing are you getting more phone calls and emails every day if the answer is no then you're not really really really bare bones simple and that's where you need the team part and so how do you find the people to work with you build a report like what you were doing you build the communication but you also look for experienced professionals who know what they're doing and have expertise in care about you and say look you know I really want to do well for you let's talk about rules of engagement or just terms or you know before a little let's really make sure that we have everything together before we jump into this because I really want to hit a home run you know %HESITATION so you really want to people to go over that with you whatever it is that you're doing whether it's marketing or looking for however I know and that's really really important %HESITATION I C. D. I. Y. every single day and it's always we're not getting enough phone calls we're not getting any emails what we do I'll give you a great example if I can place my wife was going in for cancer treatment and I had scheduled in a consulting appointment with a lawyer I schedule this like weeks before I found out right so to say I was stressed out was an understatement yeah I'm sure and I was waiting for her in the car because I did want to go in I knew what was gonna happen and I thought if I go in I'm gonna be really really nervous I'm just gonna get in the way of things and there's really nothing for me to do because you're going to go in the waiting room then you're gonna go inside where I can't go anywhere what a radiation can go underneath right so I waited in the car that particular time and I'm like let's call this lawyer you know what we can call our house stole stressed out from this you can imagine I called Robert Joseph hi this is David I know we schedule the point just ask whatever you want you know answer all of your questions with total honesty sincerity because the truth is I did tell you this but you just look I don't need the money I do it because I love the work and I can you know I do can I help you of course I can I know I can I'm no doubt I know I could help her like I knew on ball okay and some sitting in the car and then like even even going through what I was going to I know I could help because I've already looked at our website amid this is a troll shoes there's no way for people to contact you or four doesn't work it doesn't look professional at all yeah ads for your competitors on the bottom it looks awful course I can help you plus you can put all your bookkeeping online yet as there's many things you can do and so I just thought I'll answer your questions so I'm waiting in the car an hour later she's done asking me questions we're both exhausted she told me you know what I was stressed out in anxious before I talk to you more stressed out now I was getting ready to just go get a job at Starbucks give up practicing law because no one's calling me and I said I'm really sorry you feel that way I'm going to a lot of stress right now with my wife going to cancer treatment I just want to answer all your questions it is honest as I could if by doing so I did you a disservice because I gave you all this information you asked me about all these tools and expose it makes no sense it it in context yeah she doesn't know what SCO is she doesn't know how to program the SCO she doesn't run into her Rick's or we believe are squarespace or whatever and they're not made for that right they're made for hobbyists and so %HESITATION I just said well I'm sorry you know we just couldn't connect if you want to get back in touch with me in a month or two I'd love to talk to you again if you don't want to I understand I wish you a Lotta luck and if you decide to go work at Starbucks good luck do you know with with that learning how to be a very stuck yeah and it's a shame I'm barrister to restart yeah it's it's it's yeah exactly it's a shame because all that specialized knowledge it is just going to waste so that was a prime example of D. I. Y. not working and I've had probably a dozen interactions with lawyers in particular just like that it's a quiet back no I don't expect you to she's overwhelmed she's completely lost in a sea of tools and bright shiny objects where is the objective getting more of the right types of clients we never talk about that she should have asked me that instead she's asking me how can I do it all by myself yeah free website which is not going to do it right now it's like throwing a computer it's someone in signal beat a web developer so the bottom line we've gone way over but this is been such an interesting conversation the bottom line is as entrepreneurs it truly is important for us to create a team around us that supports us yet the accountant general ledger accountant get what you forget the accountant to do that side of the house get a webmaster somebody who really knows what they're doing yeah this issue media directors that they really know what they're doing and you go and you do what you need to do to step into your zone of genius and username geniuses are challengers under genius is where people are waiting out there for and I'm gonna share with you what I share with my clients who are you as an entrepreneur to not own who you are number one and have the courage to be who you are hold me in completely with the team behind you with the courage to step forward because your tribe is waiting for you so if you're not doing everything possible to help get you out there the way you need to pay you're letting your tribe down you're letting the people down or waiting for your brilliant yes I I couldn't agree with you more %HESITATION and I would only add to that %HESITATION you know how can you tell an experienced professional from the neighborhood hobbyist is look for testimonials and references from yeah fiable sources it's huge a big big big deal that is a big I I take a lot of pride in their own right people's names and their phone numbers even or references for me the people ask for references I asked why aren't you don't you care about that you know if you go to a doctor you see certificates U. C. degree you you look them up online is the reviews if you go to a mechanic you look for the certificate or degree your casual college they attended you look at the reviews online you see a lot of other cars in the parking lot well when they work with an accountant or digital marketing expert a lot of cases we don't how much okay we'll work with that person they offered to help me for fifty dollars good luck the way to do it I got it I got it I hope my audience gets it I do David I would love can you reach back and grab your Buck you may have to take your headset off I would let you share your book online sure give me one minute I'm gonna go ahead and get all those listening I'm gonna get up and show it to the camera yes please the headphone back on here so I can hear you we hear you great just finally and now here is a closer closer closer closer closer closer closer closer you know to follow the road to gyms in digital marketing profits you are and where can we get a hold of apple here's the ISBN you can purchase on Amazon dot com by taking up the TV title you can also go to my website and click on Amazon logo and it is basically a work book it's a very non conventional book about digital marketing that takes the perspective of let's see that you're a total beginner your small business owner nonprofit founder whatever you're completely new to digital marketing in you're overwhelmed by all the extra SCO content marketing methods you're overwhelmed by how do I get from point a to point B. they're calling me they're emailing me every day I have people who I would want to work with and they want to work with me or you want to walk into a credit union or bank and take out a loan and you want to have a plan to show them how you will make money with your business he had used digital marketing because they won last night at a business plan so that's all in that workbook when I when I start on page one they go all the way through it at the beginning you're getting in the car it literally says getting in the car and then at the end of your thirty do your destination very very nice sounds really exciting and incredibly helpful tool for anybody still kept in growing a business so David what parting words do you have what what is your favorite piece of advice to get involved because that are I think it's really to stand up for what you believe in and your own true voice be true to yourself and don't act from a place of fear one of my favorite quotes is from the late great activist Malcolm X. who said if we do not stand for something we may fall for anything yeah he certainly %HESITATION represented that concept in his life and so I believe in representing that idea in what I do you know as a consultant and so I would give that message to people listening or watching thanks to B. B. really heartfelt don't give up on what you believe just take a very deliberate structured organized perspective build the foundation first another great quote from Henry David Thoreau wrote Walden said build your castles and therefore that is where they belong now leave your foundation did we set so that's my advice for business owners in general thank you so very much speak our but don't give up I appreciate your time with us today we can we can the possibilities finance you can find out more about how David add DMS dark blue and we will have all of his social media links underneath the the websites are not the website his name on the awaken the possibilities dot com website so thank you so much David for being here to my waking the possibilities audience you know that intuitive leadership university is going to be launching soon we have the leadership within the business %HESITATION and a life prison school we're starting with the leadership with all also I would like you to join my Facebook group Facebook dot com forward slash route over splash all weekend the possibilities so on behalf of David and angel behind me hi your best week ever and we will see you in the next episode to your success everybody
Awaken The Possibilities: Create Prosperity Using The Power of Confidence and Service
TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 16 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Roger Salam on "Create Prosperity Using The Power of Confidence and Service”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life.ABOUT Roger SalamRoger Salam is an award-winning inspirational speaker, best-selling author and global Mastermind leader. He facilitates world-class mastermind events all across the globe that accelerate, amplify & maximize business & life.The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors awarded him “Thought Leader of the Year” award. He’s also the founder of Equity & Help Utah, LLC which is a turnkey Real Estate investing, Inc 500 fastest growing company with clients in 13 countries. His mission is to help 100,000 low-income families achieve homeownership through the exclusive PhilanthroInvestor program while giving investors passive residual income at 8 to 12% ROI in a safe & secure way backed by real assets.He has delivered over 10,000 professional talks in North & Central America, Middle East, Europe & Asia. He’s originally from Bangladesh and has 3 lovely daughters. His mission is to empower entrepreneurs to ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM AND LEAD A PURPOSE-DRIVEN, FULFILLING & HAPPY LIFE!Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogersalam/__________________________________________________________________________________________________About Terry Wildemann:Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach.Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center.Terry is a best selling author of The Enchanted Boardroom: Evolve Into An Unstoppable Intuitive Leader.Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition_________________________________________________________________________________________________TRANSCRIPThttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1xd0PZidZmE290sPzOwwFUS5_0DiLbrLxcIL7aC6t2Ds/edit?usp=sharing