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.



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“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.


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Is Your Money Story Blocking Your Personal Growth?

“Is Your Money Story Blocking Your Personal Growth?”


Do you think this is true for you? My guess is most people won’t pair these two things together. Why? Because most of us are not even aware that we have a ‘money story’, let alone how it affects all aspects of our lives.

The truth is, we all do, whether we know it or not. Our ‘money story’ is something we grew up with, something our parents modelled to us, and their parents to them. It’s deeply rooted in generations of family and social traditions. It’s ‘how things are done’, and have always been done.

If I could have a show of hands here, I’d ask this: “How many of you are in business, not just to make money, but also because you believe in what you do, and in the difference you’re making in the world?” Right, I see lots of hands, including mine.

Then, I’d ask another question: “How many of you are finding that making money in your business is not as easy as you thought it would be?” Again, a sea of hands.

This is exactly what I found out, soon after I started my beloved, purpose driven, precious business. The fear of running out of money and having to give up, self-doubt, confusion and overwhelm all started to creep in. Not a good situation, right?

I had just experienced an amazing personal transformation before starting my business, was feeling happy and in my power, and ready to be of service to others…and then I ran into this wall. I could have easily given up, but fortunately my dogged stubbornness took over, so I decided to dig deeper instead, and find out what was blocking me on my path to a life I had dreamed of for so long.

I’m sharing my experience with you here, as I know for a fact that at least some of you are going through something similar. I didn’t want to fail myself, and I don’t want you to fail, either. Why? Because I really believe that we all have a hell of a lot to contribute to this world, and to each other. Let’s not allow something as silly as money take us down. What do you say?

So allow me for a moment to speak the naked truth as I know it: we either get help soon, figure out ‘our money story’ and move past it…or we run out of money, and have to wave goodbye to our dream forever! Sounds brutal, doesn’t it?

OK, enough with the doom and gloom. I wouldn’t even be talking to you about this, if I didn’t already know there is a solution to this problem.

So here’s the GOOD NEWS: with proper guidance and tools, a bit of reframing, and taking the right actions, it’s easy to change your money story! Does it take work, commitment and dedication to your dream? Of course it does. Without that, we needn’t even bother. But not only does it result in more money flowing into your business and your life, but also has a wide ranging positive ‘ripple effect’ into all areas of your life. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

Here’s the thing: money is neither good nor bad. Money is just money. On the other hand, how we handle money is a mirror for us, an easily measurable reflection of what’s going on deeper within us. There is a saying “how you do money is how you do everything”, and I find it to be very true. So for example, if I don’t have the courage to charge what I’m worth, it’s because I don’t really believe in the value of my work…true? Deep inside I don’t really believe in my own value…you get the point.

So I want to leave you today with a couple of useful tips, to get you started on the way to healing your money story:

Tip #1:

Think of one money conversation that comes up regularly in your life, that you feel uncomfortable about having. Are you afraid of not being liked, of being rejected…or what is the fear for you? What if being afraid of this were no longer important to you? What would this conversation look like for you then?

Tip #2:

Think of one negative belief about money you have (“money is bad”, “rich people are bad”…etc.), and then decide that this is no longer true for you. You’ll see how things start shifting for you almost immediately.

Life is good, and there is an amazing abundance in the world that is just chomping at the bit to enter your life…you just have to stop deflecting it!

I love hearing from you, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about this subject. Please, enter your comments below this blog post.

Have a beautiful day.

With Love and Bliss,


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Julia Maria Lloyd, the ‘Follow Your Bliss!’ alignment coach.