The Energy Behind the Strategy

The Energy Behind the Strategy.

If you’ve been on my list for a while, you know that I’m a big proponent of energy: the energy of successenergy behind everything you do, hence the title of “The Energy Behind the Strategy”.

You could have the best strategy in the world, but if you’re not energetically aligned with what you’re offering, nobody will take you up on it. It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn the hard way, and am still learning to some degree. That’s how I know that what I’m about to tell you is true, and when I slip momentarily…I get reminded right away.

Today, I wanted to offer you the 5 essential business strategies that you absolutely need to have in place to really rock your business…AND the “right” energy behind them.

#1 – Your Energy Towards Money

Most of us harbour some negative beliefs about money, whether we’re fully conscious of it or not. I had tons of them before I got coaching on it, and then became a money coach. Now I coach my clients on how to get behind the beliefs and change them, so that they can go about expanding their business with ease. And it’s not only about business. Your energy towards money affects your whole life. In a nutshell, it’s a reflection of how you see and value yourself….that’s right, it goes that deep!

So for most people, it doesn’t work to just set out awesome money goals, and the money will start flowing in as soon they take certain actions. Being energetically aligned with your money is where it’s at, baby!

#2 – The Energy Behind Your Enrollment Conversations

Most businesses rely on some type of conversation to enroll their clients. Mastering this conversation is probably one of the fastest routes to success. However, learning what to say and how to say it, is only a part of it. That’s right, you’ve guessed it….the energy behind what you say, and how energetically in alignment you are with what you’re offering actually determines the results.  It works on everybody, whether your potential client is aware of it or not. They’re either attracted to what you’re saying, or repelled by it. Of course, there are additional factors, outside of your control, but mastering your energy is within your power.

#3 – Your Energy While Creating Programs and Services

As solo entrepreneurs, most of us are extremely busy most of the time, probably in overwhelm at least part of the time. There is always so much to do, and so little time, right? Yes…AND…constant action is not all that it’s cracked up to be! Some may disagree, and that’s OK. This is my experience, and what I’m about to tell you works well for me and my clients, so it might work for you, as well.

Two things: first, do you have an overall vision for your business, another words, do you know what you want it to look like in a year, two years…five years from now? Why is this important? Because, before you go and create another program, spend a whole bunch of time and energy doing it, you should know if it fits in within your overall vision. The second thing is, are you energetically aligned with what you’re creating? Does it make you feel happy when you think of offering it to your clients?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions…go and create. Otherwise, take another look, with those questions in mind, and see if it’s really going to serve your business in the long run. Knowing this could save you a lot of time, energy, and potential heartache.

#4 –Clear Energy Around Your Boundaries

Setting clear boundaries in your business and life is really essential. It’s not always easy or automatic, and it is more challenging for some than it is for others. Having said that, being fully aligned with the boundaries that you have set for yourself makes a huge difference in how you are perceived by others. Have you ever experienced someone saying ‘yes’ to something, and yet you knew that they weren’t fully behind their ‘yes’? I’m sure most of us have. I call those ‘prickly’ boundaries, because people on the receiving end feel poked and prickled by the person’s uneven energy. So the goal is to do enough inner work, to be able to clearly state your desires, or reply to another person’s request, and be 100% OK with that.

At first glance, you might wonder why setting clear boundaries is even here, among business strategies, but believe me, without that, running your business is going to be a constant struggle.

#5 – Keeping Your Fears and Doubts in Check

We all have them: fears and doubts. Sometimes they’re more present, sometimes they subside, depending on where we are in our business at any particular moment. I definitely have them, and they get particularly pesky and annoying when I’m about to step up a lot bigger in my business, or do something I’ve never done before. Can you relate? I’m even going to go as far as to say that if you’re not feeling fear and doubt, you’re not playing big enough!

Having said that, you need to learn how to manage these feelings, because if you’re in the middle of a panic attack because you don’t have enough money to pay your bills, no amount of strategy is going to help you, because people will feel your energy, and not be attracted to buy from you.

So what is the answer? I’d say, play as big as you’re called to play, keep stepping outside your comfort zone, and at the same time learn to manage and release your gremlins, so you can show up for your clients fully in your power. Does that make sense?

Over the years, I’ve developed a really effective technique that I’ve been using for myself, and all my clients. If you are one of my clients, you’d know it simply as the “3 Step Energy Release Technique”. However, recently I’ve re-branded it, so now it has the spiffy name of “Instant Core Connection™”. I love this new name, as it really reflects what it does.

I hope this has been useful to you, and I’d love to hear your comments on my blog.

Play hard, work smart, and live your bliss!


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The Breakdown before the Breakthrough – what to do when the gremlins strike?

The Breakdown before the Breakthrough – what to do when the gremlins strike?

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OK, so today I want to talk about the famous ‘breakdown before the breakthrough’ situation.

So this is more or less how it goes: you’re motoring along just fine in your business, things are going well…maybe even great, and you’re feeling proud of yourself, maybe even a little smug…you’ve got it in the bag! And then….all of a sudden, out of the blue, the darkness descends.  we often find ourselves in, especially as entrepreneurs. Do you know what I mean? Before I move on to describing the ‘breakdown’ phase, I really want you to hold on to the ‘breakthrough’ part, because that’s where ultimately we’re going with this.

Things that worked well so far, don’t seem to work any longer. You’re working very hard, but your income isn’t growing, new clients aren’t coming. The panic sets in. “Have I done something wrong? Am I being punished for being too greedy? Maybe it’s not OK, after all, to want to make good money for my gifts? Am I even cut out for this? What made me think I could do it?”…and so on. Sounds at all familiar ladies?

This, of course can happen to anyone, and men are not entirely immune to it, but we ladies are by far the experts in this emotional roller-coaster…I know, I’ve been there a few times lol. I’m being really open here, and if my honestly can help you in any way, than I’m willing to be vulnerable.

Heart and authenticity, by the way, were the two words that popped out at me from my little word game in the last article. Do you remember yours? Check it out here, if you missed it last time.

This form of self-bashing, self-sabotage, the doubt and fear attacks…are what I call gremlin attacks. Have you heard ‘of them gremlins’ before…lol? Yeah, they feel like foreign creatures living inside of you, but they really only are the voice of your subconscious…aaahhh, the famous subconscious lol. So what can you do to survive these attacks, these temporary breakdowns, and get to your BIG BREAKTHROUGH that awaits you, that much faster?

The truth is, more likely than not, this is happening to you, because you’re ready to up-level your business; to go much bigger, and impact many more people. Think of it as shedding the old to make room for the new, like a butterfly coming out of the cocoon, or a snake shedding its skin. You’re becoming the person you need to be, to embrace the new reality. Is it painful? Heck yeah, it can be. Is it worth it? Heck yeah, definitely!!!

So here are a few things I find helpful, while going through the ‘breakdowns’:

SURRENDER and let go of control! Acknowledge what’s happening, relax into it as much as possible….and let go. Have you heard the saying ‘Let go, and let God’? Well, this is it exactly. Nothing new can come in, while you’re desperately trying to hang on to the ‘old’. Create some space energetically for the new inspiration to come.

FORGIVE yourself for not being perfect! Even more than that, acknowledge yourself for everything you’ve accomplished so far. List all your recent accomplishments on a piece of paper, if that’s going to make it more real for you.

BE GRATEFUL for everything you already have in your life, down to the smallest detail! Again, we women especially have a tendency to always look at what’s still missing, or what we haven’t done yet, overlooking what is already there. I’ve read this recently, and I thought it was right on point: “if you’re not happy with what you already have, what makes you think that having more of it, will make you feel any different?” Again, if it helps, write down everything you’re grateful for.

BELIEVE in your services and the value you offer to others! I can’t stress this enough, how important this point is. Especially when you’re in your black hole of fear and doubt, it’s so easy to start doubting your value, and the value you give to others. Here again, making a list of all the benefits and results your clients get when working with you, can help you enormously.

HAVE SOME FUN! Go dancing, have a massage…give yourself some love, and do something you love doing. When we’re in this ‘vortex of transformation’, as I like to call it, when the ‘old’ is disintegrating, and the ‘new’ hasn’t formed yet, our tendency is to push even harder, as in the old ‘no pain, no gain’ saying. So have faith that the new is coming, and it might even come faster if you have some fun in the meantime!

I hope this was helpful for you. As always, I’d love to hear your comments, and your experiences, and your ways of moving through tough ‘breakdown’ situations.

With Love and Bliss,






Words to live by in 2014

“Words to live by in 2014!”

by Julia Maria Lloyd


Since the beginning of this New Year 2014, I’ve been getting a strong nudge to pick a word or two, which were going to become a theme for me and my business in 2014. I’ve never really consciously done that before, but decided to follow my intuition and go for it, curious what was going to happen.

What came out of it was very surprising, profound and revealing for me, so I’ve decided to share this little game with you. Are you in?

First, I came up with 24 words (just the first 24 words that came into my head), and wrote them down in two columns. I then looked at column one and picked one word that jumped out at me first, without thinking about it or analysing its meaning. I wrote the word down, and then did the same for column two.

(I will reveal my two words at the very end of this article, as I don’t want to influence you)

You can of course make your own list of words, if you like, or you can use mine, it’s up to you. Here are my words in two columns:

Authenticity                          Faith

Heart                                      Beliefs

Success                                 Money

Team                                      Health

Fitness                                   Love

Friendship                            Speaking

Ease                                      Adventure

Integrity                                Purpose

Passion                                Courage

Action                                   Travel

Abundance                           Wealth

Curiosity                              Grace


Have you picked? Now I have a few questions for you, and I encourage you to journal your answers:

  1. Which two words did you get?
  2. What do these two words mean to you, personally and in your business?
  3. How are they going to influence your decisions for 2014?
  4. Are you surprised that you picked these particular words?

Alright, so now is the time to reveal mine:

“Heart and Authenticity”

As soon as I saw them, I realized the importance of these two words for me! They will definitely be my theme for 2014 in everything I do, in my business ventures, and in my personal life, my ‘guiding light’. Together, they are the essence of why I do what I do, and why I am in business. Isn’t it cool?

I hope yours were just as significant and important to you, as mine were to me.

Wishing you a successful 2014, fulfilling you deepest dreams and desires, while sharing your authentic gifts with the world!

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

With love and bliss,






3 Simple Tips on Tracking Your Money

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I will start with a confession. Even though I had a career as a Business Systems Analyst in the corporate world for many years, my personal money tracking and management left a lot to be desired. I did what was absolutely necessary, and I always paid my taxes on time, but beyond that, it was a mess. Phew…alright…so now you know. Can some of you relate?

However, when I started my own coaching business, it all had to change, or I knew I wouldn’t stay in business for long. The breakthrough moment was when I did my work with the Sacred Money Archetypes, and then became a certified coach in it. There was a lot of mindset and subconscious blocks I had to blow through, before I could make peace with it all. By the way, you can too, and I will tell you how.

I’m telling you all this to let you know that, first of all, it’s not just about knowing what to do to manage your money (although that’s obviously very important), but there is an emotional component to it, as well, and sometimes quite a subconscious one. Secondly, if you haven’t been tracking your money, you’re not alone AND you can decide to change that! Thirdly, you can learn simple procedures to track your money, without having to become a bookkeeper or an accountant (believe me, I’m neither…).

So here are three simple tips on what to do to start managing your money, and start feeling in control, rather than letting your fear run your business and your life. 

Tip#1: Start by getting some coaching on your relationship with money, and release the blocks that are holding you back.

Our relationship with money is quite complex, just like we are. It gets formulated over the course of our entire life (or perhaps even that of our ancestors), and is modelled by our family, our friends, the society at large. It holds within a lot more than meets the eye, including our sense of self-worth, deservability, and so on. You need a really great system to help you unravel all of this complexity, and to help you move forward. For example, the Sacred Money Archetypes is one such system, which works amazingly well.

Tip#2: Create a simple system for collecting your receipts, and tracking your expenses.

You’re perhaps familiar with the scenario, where your receipts are stuffed into your wallet, until it doesn’t close any more, all over the kitchen counter, or in a shoe box. Believe me, been there done that. What you can do instead (and it’s like a breath of fresh air once you do it!), is to create one folder for all your business receipts. As they come in, you mark the category on it, let’s say ‘office supplies’, ‘printing’, etc., and put them into the folder. Then have one day a week when you deal with them. That could be the day your bookkeeper comes in, and enters all the receipts into your Quick Books, or if you don’t have a bookkeeper yet, you enter them yourself. Then the receipts get filed into appropriate files for your records. Stick to the same day each week, and make it a habit.

Note that this is going to feel easier for some of you than others. If you already know your Sacred Money Archetypes, then you know that for some archetypes, this is like second nature, as for others it is like trying to learn a foreign language. The important thing is to start doing it, even if it feels mechanical at first.

Tip#3: Hire the ‘right’ bookkeeper and stay in control.

The important thing here is to stay in control of your money, whether you have a bookkeeper or not. If you’re hiring someone to do this for you, make sure, first of all, that they’re good at what they do (of course!), and that they like their job, and therefore will take care of your money tracking joyously. That part is really important, and the same goes for you doing it yourself. The energy that you surround your money with makes a huge difference, either positive or negative. It’s like anything else in life, when you feel positive and open about something, you invite more of it, and the opposite is also true.

Money loves attention, and it’ll get it somehow. If you’re not paying positive attention to it, it’ll get your attention like a two year old…perhaps by throwing a tantrum, or two 🙂

Please, leave your comments below. I’d love to read your thoughts and experiences on the subject.

With Love and Bliss,



TRUST and ACTION for your 2014 goals!

“TRUST and ACTION for your 2014 goals!”

trust imageAs I mentioned earlier in my newsletter, choosing to TRUST your gut sure gets you places. In fact, I’d say that it’s the basic ingredient, without which not much gets accomplished. Do you agree?

As we know, life rarely, if ever, comes with a warranty, so trusting, or having faith really is that important, or else we just kind of stagnate and not accomplish much.

Of course, there is usually a lot of fear associated with taking a leap of faith, or trusting in this way, because we’re leaping into the unknown.

What’s more, trust and faith alone aren’t enough. You really need to take ACTION to achieve your goals. I haven’t really said anything yet that you don’t know already, have I? AND yet, to a lesser or greater degree, we all have problems executing this simple sequence. Why is that?

Because we buy into our fear and doubt, and we believe it…that’s right, we believe it’s the truth, as in fact it’s never the truth!

So how does this relate to your goals for 2014?

It depends on what your goals are, of course. If they’re more or less a repeat of your 2013 goals, then you’re not likely to face a lot of fear and resistance within yourself. If, on the other hand, you’re on a path to success (however you define success), and have a bigger vision, then you know that you have to continually move beyond your comfort zone to get there.

Here are a few tips I want to share with you, to help you achieve your 2014 goals:

Tip #1: First and foremost, make sure you’re clear on what your goals are, or else you can’t really move forward. Once you’re clear, make sure to write them down. Whether it’s on a vision board, a document on your computer, or a plain, old fashioned notebook, write them down somewhere! This simple act of transferring them from your head onto something more tangible already moves you closer to achieving them.

Tip #2: When your fear and doubt gremlins start showing up…and they will, sooner or later…be prepared! Knowing ahead of time that your mind (or your ego) will play this game with you, to try to keep you in the known territory and ‘safe’, makes all the difference. Don’t buy into it! It takes TRUST to feel this fear, and still move forward with your plans, and that’s why this is the topic of today’s article.

Tip #3: Make a plan of action, and follow it! I know it sounds obvious, and I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times before, but there really isn’t another way! Wishing and hoping will not get you there. I’m not saying that visualizations, and playing the ‘as if’ game don’t work, on the contrary. They’re great tools. However, they’re no substitute for a good plan, and ACTION! That’s not to say that plans don’t change, of course they do, but that’s OK. You just adjust the plan, and keep going.

I hope these tips have helped you today, and made things a little more clear. I’d love to hear your input in the comments on my blog. Perhaps you have a strategy that works really well for you, and you’d like to share it…would love to hear!

With love and bliss,




What’s Your Money Clutter? Find out!

What’s Your Money Clutter? Find out!

Money-ClutterSo how do you know if you have money clutter in your life, and why is it important to get rid of it? Well, chances are you do have it…because most people do, without even realizing it.

First, it’s important to become aware of it, and then clear it, because it’s like a giant energy ‘hogger’ in your subconscious mind. It’s holding you back in many areas of your life, especially where money is concerned, and you don’t even know it.

How do you recognize money clutter? You know it’s money clutter because it feels unfinished, unresolved, messy and complicated, or it’s something you’ve been avoiding!

Here are some of the most common examples of money clutter:

#1 People Owe You Money

Do you know what I’m talking about? Your friend Sally really needed to borrow some money, because [insert the reason here]. You didn’t give it to her as a gift, but you also didn’t discuss the repayment plan. Why? Because she’s your friend, and you trust her, right? Well, now it’s six months later and you haven’t seen any of your money. You’re too embarrassed to ask. Sounds familiar?

Or, a client owes you money, or defaulted on their payment, but he/she is still your client, and you keep providing your services, because you’re afraid to upset them. Could that be you?

#2 You Owe People Money

The situation can be reversed, and you are the one owing money to your friends and/or family members. Unless both parties have good boundaries, and are very good and clear with money, this situation can become very entangled and messy. Chances are that if you’re not paying back the money, however slowly, feelings of guilt and shame start creeping in. Many a friendship has been lost because of such circumstances.

#3 Bills and Receipts Mess

You don’t have your bills and receipts in their proper folders. Instead, they’re all over the kitchen counter, or in a shoe box. Every time you walk by the stack, you feel guilty, because you know it needs to be done…but you keep putting it off. The energy drain is huge. This one is really quite common.

#4 Erratic Bill Payments  

You haven’t really taken the time to list all your payments, with their due dates. As a consequence, your bill payments are irregular, or worse, you miss a payment or two. This can be especially bad if you have credit card debts, as your credit rating may be affected.

#5 Wallet Woes  

It seems that women in particular are afflicted with this (sorry ladies, I used to be guilty of it myself). Here’s the picture:

  • Your wallet has definitely seen better days (tattered, torn, broken zipper, etc.).
  • It’s way too small for your current needs, never mind being able to accommodate larger amounts of money!
  • It’s oddly shaped and the colour is drab.
  • There is absolutely nothing glamorous about it!
  • It’s overflowing with receipts, so there isn’t really any room left for the money.

Guilty? The good news is that most of us also love shopping, so buying a new wallet might be a fun project.

I hope you found this subject enlightening, or at least thought and action provoking. I’d love to hear which of the above applies to you, and what you’re going to do to change it. Looking forward to reading your comments!

With love and bliss,


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Your top 5 ‘must haves’ for success!

Your top 5 ‘must haves’ for success!


Do you ever wonder what makes some people successful, while others struggle all their lives? This question made me think about what’s made me successful in some things (like learning to dance Salsa well), and not so successful in others. What are those magic ingredients that make the difference between success and failure?

I’ve put these ‘must haves’ together, and called it a ‘starter kit for success’:

Must Have #1: Desire

We are all given this amazing gift called desire. If it wasn’t for desire, we’d probably just do the bare minimum in life to survive. Pretty much all action is governed by desire. To start anything meaningful in life, you have to have the desire first. Aha, so is having a desire enough to create a successful business? Well…I believe you need to have more than just a simple desire. I believe your business should be based on a ‘burning desire’, which is like a desire on steroids! Do you know what I mean? It is a thought that comes to you, and then grows and grows, until it feels almost like an obsession…and you have to act on it. It becomes your mission, your purpose in life. I believe that it’s only this kind of desire that keeps you going no matter what, and gives you the determination you need to persevere, even when obstacles pile up.

Must Have #2: Faith and Courage

When you first start your business, all you have are your skills, your burning desire, and your faith that it will succeed. That’s why your faith is so vitally important to keep you going. Along with faith comes courage. It takes a lot of courage to develop your own business, and to leave the security of a job and a paycheck. Your faith and courage will be tested along your entrepreneurial path…all the time! Why? Because your entrepreneurial path is so much more than a simple quest to be financially secure and successful. It’s a part of your spiritual path. Stepping into action and starting your own business based on what you believe in, and what you love doing, is like declaring to the Universe “I’m ready to be tested  on every level!”…and tested you are. It’s like constantly running into a wall of your own limitations and subconscious beliefs, which surface every time you’re ready to take your business to the next level. The good news is that as long as you remember about faith and courage, you can do. Not only you can do it, but you find more and more strength and resources within with every step you take.

Must Have #3: Leadership

Have you ever worked for someone who you considered to be a great leader? I have. I not only admired her greatly as a person, but I saw qualities in her that I really wanted to develop in myself. There are certain unmistakable qualities that make someone a great leader. Among others, they are:

  • ability to make quick decisions
  • confidence and courage, based on having done personal growth work
  • compassion and understanding of others
  • willingness to take full responsibility not only for their own results, but for those of their team
  • ability to plan the work and work the plan
  • a spirit of cooperation, fairness and justice

What does it mean to you to be a leader in your own life and business? First of all, and most importantly, have you made a decision to be one?

Must Have #4: Boundaries

Boundaries are one of those things that most people sort of know about, but may be completely unaware of the state of their own boundaries. Boundaries are strictly tied to your self-esteem. The better your boundaries, the higher your self-esteem. It’s one of those chicken and egg situations: do you raise your self-esteem, so you can have better boundaries, or do you get better boundaries to improve your self-esteem? The first option is really difficult to do, but establishing and practicing better boundaries does in fact improve your self-esteem. So that’s the good news, right? Yes, and what’s more, running your own business will present lots of opportunities for you to test your boundaries…probably almost daily! From hiring and dealing with your staff members to dealing with your clients, you’ll find out very quickly where there are gaping holes in your boundaries that need to be addressed and plugged.

Must Have #5: Clear Relationship with Money

I’ve already talked about the importance of this in other articles, but this is so vital for your financial success in business…and in life in general, that it’s worth repeating over and over again. This is sort of similar to the boundaries situation: you can go through life, and not really have a clue what your relationship with money really is…especially your hidden, subconscious relationship. You obviously can see if it’s easy for you to attract money into your life, and keep it, or it’s almost impossible, no matter how hard you try. I can definitely help you here, first to untangle your particular situation, and then to move past your money blocks, and into a new territory of a clear relationship with money. The difference will be like night and day, I can promise you that much!

These are obviously not the only ‘must haves’ for success, but I consider these to be the essential ‘starter kit’ on your entrepreneurial path! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Have an amazing day!


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For the Love AND Money: no need to choose!

For the Love AND Money: no need to choose!

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Are you one of the passionate, heart-centered entrepreneurs, who is looking for new ways to run your business more profitably, but also feel in complete integrity with what you do?

I can totally relate. When I first started in my business almost two years ago, I was all about the love, and helping people find their passion in life, but had no idea how to translate that into a financial success.

What’s more, I had a notion that I had to choose between the love and the money. Well, today I’m here to tell you it’s not necessary to choose. In fact, one can fuel and compliment the other, hence the title: “For the Love AND Money: no need to choose!”.

I’ve trained as a business coach, because I wanted to transform my own relationship with money, first and foremost. It turns out I love the work so much that it’s become the main focus of my business now.

Today, I want to share 3 of my best tips on what to do to make your business a success, without losing your heart connection to what you do. It’s a great starting point AND, as we all know, there is so much more to it, as well. So, without further ado:

Tip #1:

Examine your own ‘money story’. We all have one, but we’re mostly not aware of how it is negatively affecting our relationship with money today, and the ways we present ourselves in the world, especially through our business. You will need coaching to help you move beyond your story, so my suggestion is to hire the best mentor you can afford. As my mentor says, “how you do money, is how you do everything”, and I find this to be very true.

Tip #2:

One truth that has become really apparent to me in the last couple of years is that money truly has power. By itself this power is neutral, and it can be used for good, as well as evil. This could be a huge motivating force for you, if making positive changes in the world is part of your ‘BIG WHY’, as it is mine. It becomes clear that it’s a lot easier to influence those changes if you have a substantial amount of money at your disposal. Not to mention that if your business doesn’t support you financially, then it’s just an expensive hobby, and sooner or later you’ll have to quit, and we don’t want that, do we?

Tip #3:

Realize and appreciate the true value of your work and services to others. Again, you’re going to need coaching on this, as it’s pretty much impossible to see our own blind spots. This seems like such a ‘no brainer’, but from my experience, is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for most entrepreneurs, especially women. Until you truly and deeply see the impact you’re creating in the world, you’ll probably always feel like a fraud, and always hesitate to charge what you’re worth. The result? You’re depriving others of the gift you’re here to give, and not creating the impact you’re here to create. It’s time to change this!

I’ve really enjoyed sharing these tips with you today, and there is plenty more where they came from lol. I love talking about this, as I’m all about empowering entrepreneurs, especially women entrepreneurs to translate ‘that thing they do’ into a successful business model. You love what you do, and you’re really good at it, right? Well, why not create the life you dream about, doing what you love, serving others, and making positive changes in the world, all at the same time?! Win, win, win…and win situation. After all, the very definition of business includes that fact that it has to make money, otherwise it’s just an expensive hobby, like I’ve already mentioned.

Alright, this is it for today. I’m wishing you a beautiful heart-felt and heart-filled day! I’d love to read your comments below.

With love and bliss,

This is Julia

P.S. If you’re ready to take your relationship with money to a new level and make more money in your business, or you’re ready to finally translate your passion into a profitable venture, I invite you to apply for a 30 minute complimentary Discovery Session with me. It’s valued at $197, but is my gift to you today! Spots are limited, so if you’re feeling pulled towards it, click on the link below, and apply right away! Talk soon.


How to run your life & business ‘the hummingbird style’?

“How to run your life &business ‘the hummingbird style‘?”



“the hummingbird spirit symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being…”

Have you ever come in close contact with a hummingbird? Well I have, recently, and it left me in awe of its beauty, admiration for its abilities, and sheer love for this amazing little creature.

I was never able to get a good picture of a hummingbird, as one would never sit still long enough, until now. I couldn’t stop thinking that it wasn’t a mere coincidence that it appeared like that in front of me, and allowed me to come close and take pictures.

I felt there was a message there for me, and I became curious. I started to read up on the hummingbird as a spirit animal, and found out some fascinating things.

The message was perfect for me, and I decided to share it with you here, because I think it’s so universal, and applies to everything, from running a business, to life in general.

AND it’s summer, perfect time to lighten up, and look at everything from a slightly different angle.

Here are 5 great and fun tips on how to run your life and business ‘the hummingbird style’!:

Hummingbird Tip #1: Use the hummingbird spirit to lift up negativity.

When you’re faced with a challenging situation, or are being pulled down by the negativity around you, bring up the joyful image of the hummingbird in your mind. Use it to transform your state of mind, lighten up the mood, and help you see the situation in a new and positive light. It’s pretty much impossible to visualize the hummingbird, and not feel lightness and joy!

Hummingbird Tip #2: You can accomplish great things, no matter how small you start.

Don’t be deceived by the small size of a hummingbird. They’re extremely resilient and strong, and can travel great distances tirelessly, despite (or maybe because of) their size. When you’re inspired by their spirit, you’ll be able to accomplish what seems impossible to most, while keeping it light and enjoyable.

Hummingbird Tip #3: Conserve your energy, when you need to.

Hummingbirds have the amazing ability to travel extreme distances tirelessly, but they also have the uncanny ability to go into a state of semi-hibernation, when they need to conserve their resources. Their body temperature lowers, and their metabolism slows down considerably. I’m not suggesting you go into hibernation, but going at anything full throttle all the time is exhausting. Take a break, go for a walk, sit in peace and silence for a while…the hummingbird style!

Hummingbird Tip #4: Cherish your sensitivity, but become invincible.

Hummingbird wisdom will challenge you to become very adaptable, and be quick to respond to any demand. Even though you might be a very sensitive person, it’ll challenge you to stand strong while being able to move quickly and fly high, whether it’s through your personal, business, or spiritual aspirations.

Hummingbird Tip #5: A reminder to enjoy yourself!

The hummingbird spirit is a great reminder to enjoy the simple life’s pleasures, no matter what. Its wisdom carries an invitation to take part in, and attract to you, life’s sweetness, like drinking the nectar of your own flower. It is also an invitation to express love more fully in your daily existence.

I hope you enjoyed the whimsical, light-hearted tone of this article. Right in the spirit of the hummingbird: to lift us up from the sometimes intense, and even heavy energy of running our own business, and life in general. Perhaps it is a reminder that we also belong to this natural rhythm of things, where everything is designed to effortlessly run its course.

I’d love to see your input, questions or your own related experiences right in the comment section below this article.

With love and bliss,


P.S. If you’d like to continue this conversation, especially in relation to the business you own, or are thinking of starting, I invite you to apply for a 30 minute complimentary Discovery Session with me. It’s valued at $197, but is my gift to you today! Spots are limited, as there are only so many of these I can do a month, so if you’re feeling pulled towards it, click on the link below, and apply right away! Talk soon.



spend money and have it too

“Can you spend your money, and have it too?”


Have you ever fantasized about having one of those magical bank accounts that automatically refills itself, whenever money is taken out of it? I certainly have.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to spend as much money as we need to, or want to, and never have to worry about our bank balances going down?

While this magical scenario might only be possible in our imagination, what I know to be true for sure, is the more comfortable and familiar we are with our money, and the more we believe in our ability to generate the income we want, the easier it is to not only refill that account, but make it grow.

So the question really is this: “when is spending money just spending, and when is it wise for me to invest in my growth and my business, and how to tell the difference?”

 Read my 5 tips below that will help you get more clarity on whether this is your time to invest in yourself and your future:

Tip #1:

If you’re facing a crossroads in your life, you’re not sure what choices to make, and how to move forward, this might be the perfect time to invest in a coach or a mentor. This could be anything from getting a divorce, and losing your job, to your kids moving out soon, and you wanting to reinvent yourself. It’s always wise to get help during such times.

Tip #2:

Getting the help you need sooner rather than later will save you a lot of time and money down the road, as well as a lot of frustration and heartache. You will get to the bottom of your problem, and start taking the right actions right away, instead of finding your way through trial and error.

Tip #3:

You know in your heart of hearts that the job you’ve been doing for the past x number of years just isn’t cutting it any more. You know deep inside that you have a passion and gifts that you want to share with others, and realize that NOW is the time to seriously consider turning this into a profitable business. You’re being called to step up, and step out, and you’d be wise to follow this call.

Tip #4:

Your intuition is screaming at you that this is the right time to make a significant change in your life, but you’re trying to ignore it, and you find yourself using the excuses of not having enough time or money, over and over again, to stop yourself from moving forward. Listen to your intuition, because if your time to act is now, the opportunities will not always present themselves in the future. Opportunities have expiration dates, too.

Tip #5: 

You’ve always been employed, and you secretly doubt your abilities to start and run your own business. The more you think about your potential shortcomings, the stronger your fear gets, and the longer you put it off, until it seems impossible to muster the courage to take that leap. The time to move forward is NOW, so acknowledge the fear, but don’t let it stop you.


If this in any way applies to you, and you’d like to take advantage of a 30 minute complimentary Discovery Session with me, just click on the link below, and answer a few simple questions. We will let you know if you qualify. Don’t delay, as I only have room for a few of these sessions each month, and they go fast!