Engage Your Pain: It's time to use our voices

 
 

You would have to be living under a rock to miss the events that transpired down in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. 

Ben and I were in Charlottesville three weeks ago, having an incredible weekend with friends and our team just miles away from the place where white supremacists lead a nationalist rally in which, the lives of those who stood for social justice, were brutally lost and critical injuries were sustained. 

Our 32-year-old soul sister, Heather Heyer, who was known as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised, was killed. 

It was terrifying to watch it all unfold.

And the truth is...this thing we've so clearly wanted to pretend doesn't exist, was glaring at us from every screen as far as the eye could see.

There was no way to hide from the legacy of our lifetime and the foundation upon which our country has been built while it was staring up at us from our iPhones.

I woke up on Monday morning feeling edgy, tender, angry, helpless and as the morning progressed, my neck began to stiffen.

It felt like I had actual whiplash and there was no physical injury to attribute this feeling to. 

And as an intensely sensitive being, I could feel the collective pain throbbing all around me and in our space of personal growth through light workers and leaders I look to for guidance.

And here's what I've discovered is waiting for us on the other side of these events...

An invitation for love fueled resistance like the world has never seen before.

An opportunity for white women, like me, to awaken and register to the reality of what's been happening to our brothers and sisters and their babes for as long as time exists.

An opening in to the places and spaces that our parents didn't know how to put words to...for us to, now, walk courageously through.

We are the ones who must make a decision.

We're either in or we're out.

There's no fence straddling on this one.

We're in it for the love...or we're going to continue living in fear.

And since we talk about being more committed to what's right than we are to making sure our words come out just right.

Now is the time.

And let me just be crystal clear...

This doesn't mean we're going to say it perfectly...I'm terrified that I am saying the wrong thing to you rightthisminute.

I have wanted to hit delete on this email too many times to count.

But not saying anything, not taking action the only way I know how is no longer an option.

Because pretending + pushing the uncomfortable feelings aside is what got us here.

We live in a time-space reality where speaking our truth is more accessible and acceptable than ever, ever, ever before.

We can no longer live in fear of speaking the truth, not knowing how or being too afraid to stand united because the truth of others is louder and scarier.

Because it turns out our silence is even more dangerous.

I sit here thinking about a future in this world for my white best friend + her partner and their 2 beautiful black boys...about what life is going to be like for them as they grow older, what those conversations around the dinner table are going to sound like.

I'm thinking about my daughter and the fact that she will at one point in time feel ashamed of her white privilege even though she doesn't understand why or how it happened.

And I'm thinking about my husband, a former cop, who has so much to say but has been systematically trained to not say a word who, too, is ready to speak up and be a part of this love fueled movement. 

What I know for certain is that the only way we move forward from here, knowing what *we* know now in this world we've collectively crafted...is that to speak up, to ask the questions & to lead with love in all things is the only way to get where we want to go. 

Because hate cannot eliminate hate and only love is real.

And to remember that: "Nobody is more ready to show up than anybody else. It’s just that some people show up before they’re perfect and before they’re ready."
- Sister Glennon Doyle Melton

It's time to fully engage our pain. 

As we did when we birthed our babes, said no to the thing we knew was no longer for us and walked away from what no longer served.

It's time to question every-single-thing.

It's time to see the world with new eyes and to recognize that a ripple starts small and gains momentum...but someone has to be willing to start it.

Because Nn matter what the perpetrators of hatred have to say...

Love does win. 

My family absolutely, positively denounces white supremacy and we have committed to learning, doing and loving better. 

Here are some of the ways you can join us:

(Thank you to my soul sisters Karen Kenny, Jessica Fish, Emily Ballard, Megan Hale, Layla Saad, Laura Thompson Brady, Kate Northrup and Paige Filliater for your sacred activism, work and inspiration)

1. Join this program with us: Diversity is an Asset  with Desiree Lyn AdamsEricka Hines and my dear friend Jessica Fish. It kicks-off on September 6th (my birthday) and it's something I've wanted to do since last year and now is the time. I encourage you to consider joining too

2. Read this guide: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center

3. Soul-sisterpreneurs (and brothers): Read this powerful article by Lalya Saad - "I need to speak with spiritual white women about white supremacy (Part One)"

3. Donate:

I stand united with you with the whole hearted intention to lead with love in all that I do, not fear, even when I am scared as hell.

Pretending this isn't reality because we want to stay in "alignment" and don't want to "law of attract" any negative vibes in to our life experience is not actually helping anyone.

So maybe for today "getting involved" is just clicking "Share" on an article you read that was especially helpful.

Maybe it's going to a meeting in your community or asking questions without having to sound like you know what you're talking about.

Maybe it's understanding what white privilege really means (without shaming or guilt) and peeling back the onion on processing why WP, in and of itself, is exactly why we want to run away from this.

What an important invitation to deepen our sacred work in the world, {{firstname}}.

Whatever you decide...make it about love.

And remember that when you build a brand + business that allows you to be who you really are, you up the ante on positive change making potential in the world. 

How's that for some life-lifting ripples? 

Revolutionize Your Sales Strategy

Over the last 3 years, I've had the gift of working with hundreds of entrepreneurs: passionate souls on a mission, talented, brilliant minds with huge hearts and incredible missions to match. 

I have helped those women not only achieve greater success in their brands and businesses, but also in coming home to more of who they really are in the process.

This work has been incredibly rewarding, intrinsically, and with the financial growth that has come along with it.

But there's one thing I've witnessed over and over again that has me feeling more convicted and ready to spring in to action than ever before.

And that is...

The countless women I speak to on a daily basis who are waiting for permission to take the next step on their journeys.

For every woman that says yes, there are at least 2-3 who say "I need to ask my partner first" or "I don't know if I'm ready yet" or worst of all, "Everyone else must be so much further ahead of me, so I think I should wait until ______(fill in the blank)______." 

These are all bonafide reasons we've likely used at one point or another and honestly meant, but here's the thing...

When I read through your questionnaires and I ask you about your big vision and you pour out your heart and soul and the REASONS ON FIRE that now, now, now, now is the time for you to take this leap....and then you give me one of the aforementioned excuses (often through gritted teeth)...

I KNOW you're not giving me (or yourself) the whole truth.

Because what I'm really hearing is...

"I don't think I'm worthy of my dreams." 

I hear you telling me and my team that you're praying that someone will come along and bop you on the head with her magic wand to tell you it's time:

That you're ready...you're worthy...

You're good enough.

And the thing is, I 100% know what this feels like... 

It took me lying on an operating room table unable to breathe to wake up and own my desires. 

It took me almost dying to awaken to what I knew was waiting for me on the other side of my comfort zone and my excuses about why I wasn't ready yet.

But what I know to be true is that no one could want it for me more than I did back then.

No coach, friend, partner, parent, mentor or divine entity could make me take that next life-changing step until I made the decision to embrace the unknown and choose to be guided by my dreams rather than my fears. 

I know you know this too, {{firstname}}.

The SECOND most common reason I hear that my clients or potential clients aren't ready to take the next step on their journey is because they don't know how to "get" new leads and convert the leads they do have in to sales.

I listen to them list off all of the reasons why connecting with new prospects and sharing themselves with the world feels impossible.

I hear them quit before they even get started.

I'm ready to help you radically transform this story.

If you feel like your sales tires are stuck in the mud and you could use a little (strategic) nudge to get some momentum going... 

I'd like to invite you to join me for a free webinar this Thursday, 8/10 at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How I revolutionized the traditional sales strategy model for my latest SIX- figure launch

  • The 5-step strategy I use every day to maintain a steadily increasing flow of leads + sales

  • The one question my mentor Lewis Howes asked me that changed everything and helped me retire my husband from his 11-year police career in just one month.

  • The daily actions I take in my brand + business for maximum impact and engagement with my audience. 

  • How I cut out the stuff that wasn't working in my biz (and was sucking the life out of me) to make an even bigger impact AND income.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

This is not your average sales webinar.

I will be sharing the nuts and bolts strategy + the mindset shifts to match that have helped us double last year's income (with 5 months left in the year).

If you've been following my journey over the last 3 years (or even just in the last year), you know that the road to get *here* - to retiring Ben, to adding more team members and to putting programs and processes in place that feel super aligned with what's true to me - has been a super transparent and truthy process.

I've tried out lots of models and methods to share my personal learning and journey with my tribe.

I've enjoyed sharing the things that have worked like a charm and the things that have been an epic fail. 

And the common theme running through all of it, has been my commitment to staying grounded in who I am and to designing strategies and systems that I can share with my tribe to help us all live a more present, passionate and fulfilling LIFE. 

Your business is the portal to sharing your soul's work with the world.

Let's make sure it feels AMAZING, abundant and aligned with who you really are so you can make a bigger impact AND income. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

3 Ways to Release the Grip of Entrepreneurial Anxiety

 
 

When it comes to the world of entrepreneurship, it seems like anxiety is package deal for so many of us.

What's worse is when you've committed to doing this work and you understand how the Law of Attraction works, you now consciously KNOW when your vibe is attracting in the stuff you don't actually want!

I once (very consciously) manifested a car accident. 

I had a vision of getting into an accident as I left the house and felt the fear pangs around it as I simultaneously tried to erase it from my brain by putting on happy songs.

But no matter how hard I tried, I still couldn't shake the foreboding thoughts and, I kid you not, just 20 minutes in to my drive I was rear-ended at the traffic circle on the way to visit my parents.

In a world made up of energy and the undeniable pull of that which we attune our focus, I've had to become radically responsible for the vibration I am putting out in to the world...most especially as I grow my business. 

And the truth is this process has not been especially ease-filled because I came to it a bit more tightly wound than you're average ball of yarn.

Yet, it's no coincidence then that this entrepreneurial path is the one I've chosen. 

Because entrepreneurship, in and of itself, has brought with it the invitation to to start facing the facts about the role anxiety had been playing in my life. 

I've known all too well what it feels like to be convinced that the other shoe is going to drop in just about every situation of my life.

I've known what it feels like to expect the worst and to live in fear on the inside while pretending I had it all together on the outside. 

I mean, who wants a coach with panic attacks and heart palpitations?

I had been carrying around this faulty coping mechanism for way too many years and when I dove head first in to the world of entrepreneurship (as a mama to a then-8-month-old baby girl), I found myself having freak outs on a very regular basis.

I remember one day, in particular, standing in the master bedroom of our first home and feeling like I couldn't breathe and as if the room was spinning around me.  

I was thinking over and over in my mind, "We could lose everything and it will be all my fault." 

It literally brought me to my knees and in that instant I felt completely trapped inside of myself...which was the absolute antithesis of what my business mantra was all about. 

I felt like a fraud and I also knew that I didn't want to live like that any longer. 

It was in that moment 2 1/2 years ago that I decided it was time to take drastic action to really understand what lived beneath the surface of this well-practiced pattern.

It was time for me to face the facts and to choose a different way of living my life because this way of operating was not only impacting the way I showed up in my sacred work in the world, but it was dramatically impacting my health, my marriage and my life as a mama. 

In today's email I want to share the 3 ways I began to release the grip of Entrepreneurial Angst to focus on growing in my life + business. 

Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be needing it. 

#1 - I got real.

When I fully acknowledged and accepted that this anxiety was not who I really am, rather, it was a coping mechanism I was using to deal with my fear and manage my life, it felt like a a million pounds had been lifted off my chest.

When I saw anxiety as a physical symptom, rather than an identity, it totally shifted my perspective and began to free me from its grip.

Anxiety was simply spotlighting the places in me craving more love, trust and most of all a need for surrendering in to who I really am and what I was put here to do. 

The more real I got with myself about all aspects and angles of my business and the roles and responsibilities I was playing in every aspect of my life, I gave myself the space to make the necessary tweaks to honor my needs.

#2 - I got quiet. 

I've spent so much time getting quiet within myself, slowing down, honoring, praying, meditating and remembering why I was lead to this work. 

In my voice lesson the other day, my teacher and spiritual guide Martha Omshanti Gleason (the fact that the word "glee" is in her name is not lost on me!) shared a quote that, quite literally, cracked me open and brought everything in to focus in a split second:

"The work of the guru is not to weaken your will. The work of the guru is to strengthen you, so you can stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds." - P. Yoganada

All I've ever wanted was to find a pathway to walk this life as the ground shook beneath me. 

Because trauma and being human is a package deal...just flip on the news for :30 seconds.

Grief and sadness and accidents and fear are unavoidable experiences, but being steady as the world spins within ourselves is a choice.

Learning how to trust in this notion and in myself is something I have committed to on a cellular level and in doing so, I have come home to more of who I really am, day by day.

And the magic of this has been discovering that there's no room for the chaotic vibe of anxiety when you're on a quest for inner peace and truth.

#3 - I connected the dots on my bigger purpose and mission. 

I came to the deeper understanding that this work...this sacred brand and business birthing process is really about self-actualization.

It's the portal to stepping in to our deepest truth and sharing it with the hearts of others.

It is about coming home to who you really are and crafting a life that fully supports you in the ways you learn and earn and stretch and love and grow and give and receive and revel in the magnificent, brutal experience that is being human.

It's about surrendering in to your reason for being here and accepting that your work in the world is not about strategy and follows and hitting six figures.

Your work in the world is about the IMPACT you make on the lives of others by honoring the call of your soul. 

It's about the collective rising of human consciousness that begins as a tiny seed inside each of us. 

It's about your personal mission and that thing you can't stop thinking about, that thing that has been calling to you all the days of your life.

Your brand and business are part of your pathway home...the rest is just details.

Once these concepts came in to focus for me, I started to view my anxiety as a symptom rather than a way of being.

And as the feelings of angst began to rise to the surface again, I recognized that it was an invitation to take better care of myself, to get more aligned in my business and to reframe what used to send me spinning. 

I started to have more fun with the inner workings and mechanics of running and growing my business.

I awakened to the realization that I get to choose how I want to do this thing and how I want to feel in the process. 

Now it's your turn:

Do you ever feel anxious inside your life and business?

How could the connecting more deeply to your purpose and bigger why help you unravel yourself from those anxious feelings?

We're talking about it over in the Why Warrior Tribe.

Click here to join in on the conversation. 

The 4 Beliefs that are Crushing Your Business Growth (+ How to Shift 'Em Pronto)

 
 

One of my favorite things about being a coach is how sensitive my BS meter has become for excuses...most especially for myself. 

It's amazing to witness the psychological hoops I watch myself go through when making decisions that require me to push past my sweet little comfort zone. 

This could include anything from posting an Instagram story with no makeup on to writing this very email. 

Forget about the BIG stuff like making an investment in myself and my business, retiring my husband or launching something brandy new. 

Our brains are hard-wired to keep us safe. 

The mental hurdles and overthinking Olympics we experience are part of the equation to keeping our species in existence (i.e. avoiding saber-toothed tigers).

This got me thinking about some of the most common lines I hear from my clients and myself when it comes to taking leaps and pushing play when it would be so much easier to hit pause. 

Here's an invitation to explore the places and spaces where you might be holding yourself back and how to push past them in order to go out and get those sparkly dreams.

Belief #1: I'm not cool, pretty, smart, awesome, wealthy, funny [insert whatever you say to yourself here] enough to achieve my goal. 

This one feels pretty simple to help you debunk and it all comes back around to you having a sweeping excuse as to why you don't have to take action. 

Because it's safer if we stay small. 

And if you convince yourself that you are not qualified to achieve what it is you want, that means you don't have to separate from the pack.

It means you get to stay safely nestled next to your fellow (also scared and afraid to admit they want something different) humans. 

Imagine if Beyoncé stayed safely nestled in the pack? What about our girl Ellen? 

Creating something immensely useful that other humans admire and desire requires innovation. 

And innovation requires you to dare greatly. 

It also means you might be noticed and even criticized or ridiculed. 

Leaving the pack means putting yourself out there and being different, getting noticed and so naturally, that's going to make you feel a tinge terrified. 

But the cool part is when you can flip the switch on that language and tap in to the realization that NOT leaping actually feels scarier than staying put. 

You are as enough as you decide yourself to be. 

Belief #2: Who am I to launch the business, speak on that stage, write the book [insert yours here]?

Who are you not to launch the business, speak on that stage, write the book? 

I am going to challenge you here, Amber.

I am going to challenge you to get over yourself for a hot second and recognize that you were put here to create.

Being human presupposes that you are here to be a creator.

That's what our species was actually made for.

We're here to craft and create and connect with the hearts of others through love and generosity. 

Our creations are an opportunity for us to express that love and the God (aka magical, one-of-a-kind, divinely guided stuff) that lives within us. 

Imagine if your most favorite musician or author allowed the doubt and darkness to win and chose NOT to pick up the pen or the microphone? 

Imagine what YOU would be missing from your life as a result of that choice?  

Thinking about this, quite literally, takes my breath away because what I know to be true is that...

We are here to expand in to the fullness of who we really are. 

Our businesses and brands and careers are simply the PORTALS to help us share our experiences and our learning with others. 

Our art is the way we change the course of history and help humanity evolve in to a higher level of consciousness. 

*THAT* is actually what we're doing here. 

And your work is the way you execute this divine mission. 

You were put here to write the book, speak on the stage and launch the business that impacts lives. 

Is there really anything else that needs to be said?

Belief #3: I don't know how. 

The most basic example I can go back to is the one when I watched my daughter learn how to walk. 

She had no idea how to walk...her wobbly, squishy little legs could hardly hold her up...but she was hell bent on walking.A

And she walked at 9 months (yes, she's a freak).

She now runs like the wind and never even thinks about the days she couldn't walk.

Her past does not keep her from experiencing the life she was born to live. 

You are not going to know how when you begin, but your magnificent brain will help you along the way. 

People like me will help you along the way. 

My greatest joy is in passing along the learning I've had the blessing of receiving to help others suffer less and step in to their light more quickly.

Shift your focus to your big vision...on WHY you are ready for this next step rather than focusing so hard on your old limiting beliefs about the probability of your big vision coming to fruition.

Welcome in the synchronistic invitations for the guides and gurus you need to help you achieve those goals.

Release the need to overthink and question and allow the divine guidance to deliver itself to you.  

Belief #4: I can't get started until...I have the certification, I lose the weight, I have my photo shoot, I launch my website...[insert yours here].

Your life is your classroom.

You've been learning and preparing for what's next all of the days of your life. 

I remember this moment sitting at my desk in my corporate life thinking, "I can't have the life I want, if I am not willing to take the leap to create it." 

I couldn't teach others how to live a life grounded in the freedom and ease and abundance that I knew I was ready for if I didn't first experience it myself. 

Sounds like a no-brainer right? 

So why are you still hitting the brakes?

What is going to position you and lead you to living your transformation so you can then teach it to others?

You have to go first.

You have to leap before you can actually experience the results you're after. 

Think about how many incredible thought leaders and innovators that didn't go to college (Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Coco Chanel to name a few).

They never got the degree, but the created empires that transformed the way we live. 

A certificate is not going to give you permission to feel worthy of your big dreams.

You are.

The moral of the story? 

Our beliefs about why we can't do, be or have something are the least original thing about us. 

They are the greatest hindrance to human potential.

And most importantly, they are the greatest hindrance to your potential, Amber.

Here's to calling ourselves on our own BS and moving in the direction of our dreams.

Starting now. 

This one act saved my life

 
 

When I was unable to breathe on the operating room table, the one central act that brought me back to consciousness and in to my new life as a mama was surrender.

I surrendered in to gratitude, in to grace and in to love and everything changed.

When I look back on the dots of my life and consider each and every event that has been central to leading me toward greater joy, alignment and abundance - at the root of each of those experiences sits surrender.

Finding the pathway to surrender, in to the divine order and synchronicities of life - those moments where the right people, emails, clients and details miraculously land in front of you feels like magic. It happens so effortlessly you find yourself laughing at how difficult you had been trying to make it...at how hard you had been pushing to bring it in to being.

My life has been a beautiful ebb and flow of sweet surrender and, of course, me leading with fear and angst at times...believing that life is a pressure cooker that I am controlling, rather than relaxing in to what I know to be true. 

I see this so often in my clients as well. 

They want the strategy, the roadmap, the picture perfect pathway to get to their goals.

We've been sold on the hustle, literally and figuratively, yet life has been whispering something different to us. 

Life has been inviting us to notice the cycles of surprises - the physical manifestations being delivered in connection with precisely what we've asked for - good or bad. 

Everything from the sacred gift of the perfect client to the other shoe dropping in the way of a flat tire is a connected to what we're asking for. 

"Your word is your wand." - Florence Scovel Schinn

What would your business look like if you surrendered in to where life was guiding you?

What have those gentle nudges been inviting you to consider?

Your next program? The podcast launch? That in-person retreat or maybe a rockin' collab with a fellow Soul Fueled CEO™? 

What if...Surrender became your go-to life and business strategy?

Here's what I know to be true...

Surrender presupposes trust.

Surrender intuits and makes space for fearless faith.

Surrender requires us to allow the Universe to lead us to what's next on our sacred journeys. 

Are you ready?

What shifts are you being called to right now?

What questions do you want to ask?

What happens when surrender becomes your central mode of operating in all things?

What is calling to you, Friend?

 
 

Calling all Wonder Women: Fear is not a business strategy

 
 

What propels you forward?

What compels you in to action? 

The hard truth is that for many of us, the answer is fear.

At different points on our journeys, our career paths, and in some cases, even our relationships have been (or perhaps still are) reactions to fear. 

As an entrepreneur, I understand this all too well...when faced with bills and being who we really are in our businesses...there's no where to hide. 

Fear keeps the adrenaline pumping and the modern-day saber toothed tiger far enough away so that we can survive another day.

But you and I both know that we can't run forever.

And from an energetics perspective...the difference between running away versus running towards what it is we really want actually matters.

The gift of awakening to our true birthright: creation, connection, our true calling...love...is the freedom we've been searching for.

When it finally clicked for me that I was using fear as a business strategy, everything shifted.

I began attracting in the clients who were ready to dig in and do the work of their lives.

I began feeling more fulfilled and making a bigger impact in every aspect of my life...

And, naturally, I began making more money than ever before. 

When I grounded in to my deeper why...my passion-filled purpose that lives at the core of what I do each and every single day, fear got in the backseat. 

I took the wheel and remembered why I was lead here in the first place.

I remembered every version of me who had come before and what she has always known:

Love is what gives me my courage.
Love is what drives me.
Love is what allows me to feel and see in to the hearts of every person I meet.
Love has always been the answer.

Love is our superpower.

Love is the only thing that is truly eternal. 

Surrender to love...in your business, in your relationships, in your body...and watch your life transform.

My business creates more space for me to love and serve.

It is the way of life that supports my highest priorities, my devotion and my commitment to making the impact I was put here to make. 

It is the container for our soul training...the place and space where we get to lock arms with fellow love warriors - women and men who see a different way of life - of co-existing and contributing to the history of mankind. 

This work chose you, Friend.

You've already said yes to the bigger mission of your life by choosing to be alive in this very moment in time.

Remember what lead you here.

Recognize the divine timing of your life.

Find the courage to lead with your purpose above all else. 

You are the super hero we've been waiting for. 

PS - The Soul Fueled Mastermind seats are filling in fast (I have 5 more calls with applicants today!)...Enrollment is extremely limited for this intimate business + branding mentorship experience. The caliber of women who've said yes are second to none...We kick-off on June 19th, get your application in ASAP. Click here to apply now.

PPS - Grab a girlfriend and run to a movie theater to see Wonder Woman...This movie was made for us.

An exciting announcement...(includes campfires sessions + lakeside s'mores!!)

I have made many "leap and the net shall appear" moments in my business.

Just last weekend I was reminiscing out on the lake in our kayaks with my dad about how I gave my notice at my corporate job with just one client on the books.

Looking on back on it, that actually does sound a little crazy town, doesn't it?

But I remember feeling such certainty in my bones.

I knew that nothing was going to keep me from taking this next huge step on my life's path. 

I think that's what happens when we are faced with the big defining moments of our lives.

Sink or swim.

Go big or go home.

Stand in integrity or walk out with it. 

I knew that if I could welcome in one client, I could welcome in two and then three and so on. 

I will never forget those first few clients...their courageous yeses changed my life. 

But first and foremost, my yes to myself changed my life...

And from there, my family's life and so many others' lives down the path that I have had the gift of serving, coaching and inspiring on their journeys.

It's hard to know the power of a yes looking forward...but when you turn around to connect the dots, the synchronicity is undeniable + awe-inspiring.

I had another one of those moments this week after I was swimming in the swamp of the post-Summit swirl. 

I was feeling conflicted and a little strung out and ready for the next divine download to present itself.

Instead of pushing, I surrendered and allowed (a newfound and hard-earned skill, I might add).

More folks wanting to connect and work together than ever, yet my bandwidth was being tapped at a whole new level.

And then, as if out of nowhere...an invitation landed in my inbox.

One I've literally been praying for and visualizing for as long as I've been in business.

This invitation was one that required me to get on a plane NEXT WEEK....to make a five-figure investment...to join a new tribe of rockstar entrepreneurs who are crushing it and making a massive impact on the lives of the people they serve in the process.

The whole thing made my tummy do backflips.

I imagined being the NH sweet potato walking in to a room of the cool kids from California.

I started trying to tighten up my funnels and get "organized", but that quickly turned to overwhelm and mega-perfectionist mode and it burned me out fast.

And then I realized this invitation didn't come by chance.

It was not a mistake.

It came because I am ready for it. 

It was the sign I had been asking for. 

And instead of hiding away, talking myself out of it, getting scared about how I was going to make it all work, I gave it my full faith and full trust.

I booked the plane ticket, cleared the schedule, made childcare arrangements, moved my client sessions around and said yes to these big dreams that have been propelling me all the days of my life. 

And on the other side of that yes, I awakened to what's next...

That's the funny thing about clarity...it comes when you finally surrender to what was meant for you.

And I am so excited to share this soul fueled invitation with YOU.

To invite YOU to say yes to yourself and your dreams like never before.

 
 

The Soul Fueled Mastermind::

An intimate + transformational experience that will help you take your life and business to the next level. 

An experience that includes:

  • An IN-PERSON weekend retreat (complete with a lakefront celebration dinner + campfire sessions for all participants) ($6,000 value)
  • Bi-weekly group coaching calls ($3,000 value)
  • Access to all of my courses and programs to date ($5,000 value)
  • A private big vision + goals call with Amber to kick-off our life-shifting work together ($500 value)
  • An exclusive online community for regular interaction and support in-between calls
  • One-on-one hot seats and strategy sessions ($5,000 value)
  • A community of leaders to partner and collaborate with on various projects 
  • A free ticket to my 2018 Soul Fueled Summit ($599 value)
  • Exclusive referrals to my team of rockstar service providers that have helped me build my business

This mastermind experience contains ALL of this (valued at over $20K) at half the cost of my current private coaching rate!

Who is this for?

  • The six-figure earner whose success is feeling like a heavy weight that is keeping her from building momentum and pivoting toward her passion.
  • The mamapreneur who is ready to take her business to the next level and hit her first five-figure month.
  • The newly budding entrepreneur who has fire in her veins and a big vision calling to her but lacking the know-how to bring her dream to life at the pace she needs.

The Soul Fueled CEO™ who is ready for her BREAKTHROUGH

Because we're all looking for road tested solutions that lead to RESULTS, accountability from a trustworthy and heart-centered coach and the proven results to back up what they are teaching, right?

That's where I come in.

I am ready to share all of the things I've already made happen...

  1. How to hit the $500K mark in just 3 years as a full-time work from home mama (with just 15-20 hours available for work each week).
  2. How to make a massive impact on the lives of others by passionately and powerfully sharing your message.
  3. How to manifest your family's dream home (on a lake!) in just my 2nd year in business.
  4. How to land speaking gigs for audiences of over 450 members.
  5. How to plan and host a sold-out event that makes a significant impact on your community and the lives of those who attend.
  6. How to build a business with a strong philanthropic component that changes lives and communities.
  7. How to launch and grow a podcast to thousands of weekly downloads. 
  8. How to reach thousands all over the globe while helping them to be more exponentially more present for the people they love (less anxiety, more joy) and themselves through your teachings + services.
  9. How to build an Instagram following with over 22K brand fans.
  10. How to make authentic connections and friendships with celebrities and influencers in your industry. 
  11. How to earn the funds to invest multiple 5-figures into coaching programs, masterminds and growth experiences to support your own personal and business development. 
  12. How to grow your reach, your list and your impact on the lives of those who follow and trust you.

Click Here to Apply Now

If you'd love to get your business and brand to achieve any of these results, I encourage you to apply now because this mastermind is going to fill up on a first come, first served basis! 

It's time to come home to who you really are and to create a business and lifestyle that fully supports YOU.

If you are ready to take your business and life to the next level...to make this the most significant year of your life - apply here.

Once you submit your application, you will be contacted to arrange a one-to-one call, including all the details you need to know.

This is an exclusive mastermind experience that will transform your life + business...if you are ready, please complete the application form and we'll contact you to set up a 30-minute strategy call.

Here's what I know...

Sitting in the swamp of stuck. 

Wallowing in your own victim status and worry...refusing to take the next step because you're too afraid of what might happen next isn't working.

If you've read this entire invitation...consider this your sign.

Here's to sacred yeses and the courage to dream bigger than ever before!

Click Here to Apply Now

How to silence your inner mean girl (My Beyoncé moment realized)

 
 

One week ago, I was sitting in a makeup chair getting ready for a moment I had dreamt about all the days of my life.

The Soul Fueled Summit happened and it was more magnificent than I could have imagined.

A packed house, a vibe higher than the sky, a perfectly set stage and a room full of soul fueled brothers and sisters dancing like they haven't danced in a really long time.

We left the event flying high and feeling more alive than ever. 

The feedback has been incredible and I can hardly believe I have to wait a whole year to do it again!

But a funny thing happened as this magical day came to a close.

After allowing myself to bask in the brilliance post-summit, I spent the next 3 days in a creative cocoon filming here at the house with my bestie Rachel Camfield and my new favorite person + videographer Josh Guiles. 

In between shooting, I found myself in a silent, ego-laced loop inside my head.

Over and over things like, "What could you have done better?"OR "Wow, are your hips really that wide?"OR "Man, those music cues should've been tighter...less tangents, more teaching," played over and over in my brain.

My inner critic was beating the drum hard. 

But instead of deep diving, down the rabbit hole I did something totally new and different. 

I witnessed myself reaching for judgment and criticism as a way to justify my fear.

I allowed myself to rest and recharge.

I gave myself permission to not write to you until I felt ready.

I celebrated this HUGE moment in my life and career and the impact my leaping had on the lives of those who were there.

I thanked my current and former selves for having this dream and going for it.

My sweet, inner mean girl has a purpose.

She is here to protect me and keep me from looking like a total dork; but, the tricky part is that she knows my achilles heel and she doesn't hesitate to go right for the jugular. 

We have lots of practice together.

But when it comes to the stuff that's really sacred...it's better when she stays in the green room. 

We've made an agreement that she can leave the stage to her older, wiser sister because we've got big work to do.

Contraction is a natural reaction to expansion...and the more comfortable we become with this process, the easier it is to nail those really big goals.

Now it's your turn:

How has your inner mean girl (or guy) kept you from doing the things you really want to do?

How has identifying her voice of fear and separating it from your inner voice of reason been wildly life-giving?

What happens when you became a witness to your inner critic rather than allowing it to be the guiding force in your day-to-day?

Walking out on to that stage was one of the most incredible moments of my life.

Don't let your inner critic keep you from your dreams.

Thank her for loving you enough to care...and let her know you'll take it from here.


I've snuck The Soul Fueled CEO™ Academy doors open through next Sunday, June 4 (8 pm ET)....Did you miss the last window to join us? No need for FOMO...Join us now and watch your life and biz transform

My Top 3 Brand + Biz-versary Lessons

 
 

On this 3-year biz-versary, I'm feeling some major gratitude vibes and wanted to share a quick snapshot of my most poignant lessons on this wild journey as a mamapreneur and passionate soul on a mission. 

These lessons have resulted in mega transformation for me in my day-to-day life experience and concrete shifts like:

  • Being more attuned to my body: I dropped 10 pounds last year and feel better than ever.
  • Keeping a more spacious schedule for adventures with family and new ventures in my biz.
  • Attracting in my 100% ideal clients for my sacred 1:1 coaching work.
  • Hitting huge milestones in my business financially (best launch ever and selling OUT my live event!)
  • Connecting more deeply with my friends + family than ever before.

I'm so excited to share these 3 big takeaways from year 3 with you here.

1. I learned to treat myself like the Soul Fueled CEO of my life and business:

Any and every time I start to feel disconnected from who I really am, I typically find myself downloading freebies, researching (aka obsessing over) people who are doing it better than me and getting massively distracted from what I know is right for me and my business.

I feel myself starting to drift away from the most important aspect of my biz (hint: M.E.) and I start approaching it from an out-of-body perspective rather than the fully present, powerhouse mode I operate best in.

The fix: Ask yourself what you need most of all.

Create a way of living that includes a daily conversation with your inner wisdom through meditation, exercise, whatever suits your fancy.

Have regular business meetings with your selfie and TRUST what comes forth. 

I switched this in to high gear at the start of 2017 and have hit my highest revenue numbers to date as a result AND launched my sold out Soul Fueled Summit (There are just 5 tickets remaining!)

2. I began to heal my relationship with money:

Last year, I had the opportunity to sit on stage in the famed hot seat with Abraham Hicks.

The first words that came out of my mouth when I sat in the chair were, "I don't feel safe." 

Abraham quickly replied, "It's because you don't trust yourself." 

Bingo.

The money drama-rama, the age-old body image saga and the fears about not mama-ing right were all tethered to the hard reality that the larger part of me did not trust me. 

The money aspect of the story was no different than the 15-year eating disorder I overcame, nor was the newfound panic I often felt in my center around keeping my baby safe as a new mama.

I treated money like it was a person that was out to get me.

A reflection for how I really felt about myself and my abilities.

And as a new entrepreneur, money was the catch-all for my inadequacies. 

I quickly came to realize that no matter how much money was in the bank or what my numbers looked like at the end of the month, this feeling was still rocking me at my core. 

But the best part was that this profound realization lead me to recognize it was, is and never will be about the money!

Just like it was never about the number on the scale or my waistband, either!

It's about me honoring me. 

It's about me writing the words and saying the things that I know to be true and sharing thatwith the world. 

It's about me having the courage to BE who I really am while simultaneously releasing the death grip on what I am not. 

It's about focusing on the abundance and the profound appreciation I have for all aspects of my life, rather than obsessing about the things I have yet to do and be.

Which leads me to my final lesson:

3. I made feeling good my primary business strategy.

This one has been the most complex to implement, but it's as simple as it sounds.

When I started planning for the Summit, I knew I wanted it at this one particular venue, yet I consulted with friends and colleagues and got myself all mixed up until I just decided to move ahead with what I wanted in the first place.

When I was on the phone with a prospective client and the energy felt off, I trusted myself to lead her to an alternative option rather than twist up my services to fit her needs rather than position myself to best support her. 

I crafted a schedule that made space for me to coach at the times during the day when I am the very best at coaching. 

I allowed myself to lean in to the realization that:

Feeling good is a business strategy.

And the BONUS?

These simple lessons have lead to the living a more fulfilling and present LIFE that works with the way I get to serve the world.

Now it's your turn:

Which one of these lessons resonated the most for you? 

Thank you for your continued support, for reading these words and being a part of my journey.

Your partnership in this life and biz journey has given me wings to fly. 

With gratitude,

PS - There are a few Soul Fueled Summit tickets left (!!) We WILL SELL OUT today....If you're on the fence, make your move! Click here to grab your seat - See you Sunday! xo 

Transform your relationship with yourself (A Mother's Day gift for your soul)

 
 

I've been devouring Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black for the last few days. 

Any moment I can carve out a few moments to sit and read feels like a divine gift to my soul.

This weekend, I got some time to linger in bed with my journal and the book and back and forth I went allowing myself to welcome in the downloads and the spaciousness of an intentionally created #whitespaceweekend.

I have been in full-court press prep mode for The Soul Fueled Summit next weekend(!!)and the space is much needed.

Don't forget: Tickets are available through Wednesday, 5/17- get yours now and join us in-person for this life-changing day.

Somewhere in the middle of the book, I came across a question that made me frantically reach for my journal and I had to share it with you...

I invite you to explore the question:

'What does my younger self need to hear to feel safe, loved and supported?'"

I closed my eyes and immediately pictured my daughter in my mind's eye.

I thought about how vital is is to me that our little girl know that she matters, that her ideas and dreams are important.

I have committed to the very best of my ability to make sure that she knows how seen and supported she is.

I thought about myself when I was her age.

I thought about the dreams that I kept hidden away...the secret wishes and hopes I was too terrified to share with the world and my parents. 

I thought about how this cycle of hiding myself away began so early, yet lives on in me today.

Can you relate?

So many of the women I speak to on a daily basis are afraid to want what they want.

When I ask them to tell me about their big vision for their life looks like, they begin by telling me all of the reasons they can't be who they really are.

So my gift to you on this Mother's Day, whether you're a mama or not, is to invite you to compassionately mother yourself. 

It's to turn inward and ask the little girl who lives in side of you what she needs to feel safe, loved and supported right now.

And to choose to give it to her unconditionally all the days of your life henceforth.

Give yourself the gift of your own loving attention and watch what happens next.

Happy Mother's Day to you, sweet soul. 

PS - Soul Fueled Summit tickets are on-sale until Wednesday, 5/17 - JOIN US LIVE on Sunday, 5/21 in Portsmouth, NH for an amazing life-changing experience. Click here for tickets + info.