Right now, there are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness. Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you. Someone is writing a book that you will read in the next two years that will change how you look at life…
We on #TeamD are discerning. We search far, we dig deep, and if we have to…we wait for the best to show up. We only recommend people and systems we have worked with directly and come to adore. I love and respect these humans.
Truthing isn’t necessarily easier to do, but it brings incredible ease to your life. And the more you do it, the easier it becomes. The courage, the classy delivery, the compassionate humour, it all becomes more accessible when you’re using your voice everyday.
I hear this time and again, “If I just hang in longer… Maybe she’ll come up to speed. It might sell in the summer. If I dig deeper, I’ll learn to love Excel.” Fess up – it ain’t workin’. You’re smart to see it. You’re brilliant if you move on…
I just moved the closing date of a major business deal for astrological reasons. Our lawyers had already dealt with a lot of back n’ forthing and a last minute twist/untwist. The finish line was in sight, but I was about to yank it. People might be understandably flummoxed. I could have made an excuse for the switch that sounded more, you know, biz legit….
If you want to get awesome results, you’ve got to get real about what’s currently not-so-awesome. In the Desire Map process you begin by going through a gratitude exercise, followed by a dissatisfaction review. It’s the whole picture, with a ton of love and no-sugar coating.
In our business, we just started doing a What’s Hot/What’s Not check-in. Our Chief of Staff & People Potential, Steph Corker, officially kicked this off on our last big check-in.
How to create a Declaration of Clarity for your business or career — and the heartbeat of my own lil’ empire.
At our most recent #TeamDanielle retreat we got clear on our core values. I was a smidge resistant. I’m usually focused on what I wanna make-create-and-by what date…
Half truths piled on top of half truths do not add up to the whole truth. It’s a just a heap of “not-quite-there-ness.” Grey. Cluttery. If you want satisfaction you have to do the good, hard work of burning down the little lies and resistances. Tear it DOWN.
We work so courageously to hear and heed our intuition, and yet sometimes we lie about following it. We make up “reasons” for our choice that sound more logical and acceptable.
A hunch can be hard to justify to others when the hunch is telling you to choose something other than them.
For even the most assured and self-referencing person, legalities and money matters are major character testers.
Hey hustlers! I’m a hustler, too. Hustling my ideas. I like connections. I like ink. I like open doors. Networking? Loathe it. And unless there’s a dance floor, I always leave the party early. Consider this permission (not that you need it) to not network. We’re going to replace the concept of networking with trust and resonance…
Epidemically often, we go for the external win at the cost of our internal wellness. Because we don’t value our inner attunement as much as we value outer attainment.
The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferris is THE hippest encyclopaedia of life hacking, cooking and adventuring there is. Tim raised the bar on this. I opened my Amazon box and said, “Holy shit, he DID it.” I was blown away.
I can sum up my worst-case scenario in one phrase: “I can always sling beer.”
Hesitation can be a form of wisdom. Motives become clearer; new information shows up. Amazing grace can happen when you choose inner rhythms over external pressure.
It’s easy to find out what people are up to. But finding out why they’re up to it is where the wisdom and innovation are waiting…
August 2012 Roundup: Quotes, karma and the Q’s to ask before dropping the big bucks.
They can give you advice. They can try to evoke the answers out of you, help you see the light for yourself. They can coach you to clarity.
The following music was listened to obsessively while creating THE FIRE STARTER SESSIONS. Listen in.
You have to WANT to be inspired to be inspired. It sounds simple, but the desire to be inspired is a distinct kind of craving….
Let your guard down, take the breaks off, and tear up that insurance policy – it was a rip off anyway. The status quo has been feeding you factory-grade illusions. Sign up, speak up, get out, and get it on. You’re going to fail. Guaranteed. Proceed anyway.
Download the Credo for Making It Happen. Fo’ free.
You asked for it, here it is: We took the CREDO FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN video and turned it into an MP3 you can listen to on your iPod before you give a big presentation, ask for a bank loan, propose, leave the house, brush your teeth, trip the light fantastic…
My entrepreneurial sister and dance floor partner, Marie Forleo and I got gritty about visualization techniques and manifestation and all the misguided hooey that I think gets in the way of truly powerful inner perceptions.
We’re taking a field trip for today’s Burning Question! I signed your permission slip and packed you a video snack. I am thrilled to announce: 30 Days to Fire Up Your Creative Genius with yours truly on The Huffington Post.
Grieve for your ideas, the ones that will never see the light of day. Pruned. Aborted. Not meant to be. Under-resourced. Not as shiny as all your other ideas.
Your plate is full, right? You’ve been at this for a while. Life is your kind of kuh-raz-eee. And then it gets fuller, and the time has come, or there’s a curve-ball, and things get well n’ truly wild. And you could say, because it’s your right to, that you’re feeling “overwhelmed”. But don’t. Don’t go there…
Speak very directly about the benefits. I say, 80% simple language and 20% poetry and flash lingo. Sass and personality are beautiful, but you do need to speak plainly about the benefits of what you’re offering.
When we peel back the labels, and the job titles, and being cool, all work can be an opportunity for liberation.
Just ask. Ask and It Is Given. Ask and you shall receive. Good things come to those who…ask. Agreed. Emphatically. Ask and keep asking. Ask the universe, your boss, your crush, bank manager, bus driver, car salesman…ask for what you want and keep on asking. But if you want to increase your odds of receptivity, you’ve got to go about it with some style, darling…