The Top 5 Reasons Why Fear Can Block You From Your Greatest Dreams In Business and In Life – Part 1

The Top 5 Reasons Why Fear Can Block You From Your Greatest Dreams In Business and In Life – Part 1

Where you want to go in your business or life is not about something external. It is solely about who and what you have to become to get there. I believe your greatest successes in life can be found on the other side of your greatest fears.

1. It Can Be Paralyzing

Fear is a great equalizer. It can stop some of the most amazing people from living their greatest lives. Fear can transform otherwise very successful people into accepting a reduced version of themselves, solely based on fear.

What have you allowed fear to block you from doing in your life? And are you currently taking the necessary steps to overcome it?

One of the toughest issues in dealing with fear is the paralyzing effect it can often have on those it possesses. This great paralyzer will thwart your efforts, wants and actions – causing you to deny and seize all desires to move forward.
 

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2. You Are Unwilling to Confront It

Have you ever wondered what makes some people conquer their biggest fears but not others?

We all have experienced fear in some area of our lives. Some a bit more than others, but we all know the human experience of fear and what it brings with it. Some people face fear head on, while others bury their heads in the sand and won’t face it at all.

What we know for sure is that if you are unwilling to confront it, fear will overtake you and you will never overcome it.

The world is filled with countless people who wish they would have the courage to face and overcome the fear that controls so much of their lives. But that requires them to take the first steps to acknowledge and face it. A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
 

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3. The Presence of Arrogance

Arrogance can often be found as an element of fear. How does it show up you may ask? It can show up as a defensive mechanism to hide the fact that fear is even present.

It has been said that a smart man knows when to ask for help. But when you are consumed with arrogance, asking for help is not something you are remotely interested in doing. Instead of being consumed with what you think people may think about you, stay focused on what can be manifested in your life if you simply ask for the help that you need to overcome the fear that is blocking you from moving forward.

Continue to Part 2 here.

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A Woman’s Worth

A Woman’s Worth

The worth of a woman was a very interesting topic when I was asked to be a part of the Santita Jackson and Friends Show earlier this week. Santita Jackson is the oldest daughter of civil rights activist, Jesse Jackson. The show was taped at the legendary Rainbow Push Headquarters in Chicago.
 

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While I was thinking about what we would discuss during the taping, I started to ponder the title of the program and the value that women have in our society.

In many cases, women are devalued and considered less than in lots of societal terms. We are paid less than men. We are victimized at higher numbers across the board. There are countless examples of all the areas in which there are reduced images and thoughts of us.

But I am so grateful that my personal value is not attached to societal norms nor opinions. My value has been instilled in me by my parents and my dignity is grounded in the essence of who I am. No images on television, lyrics in the latest rap song nor words from any man or woman can change what I know to be the truth about who I am.
 

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But what about all those who do not know their value? Those who were not fortunate enough to have two parents to instill such beliefs in them where what they think they are is directly tied to the reduced versions of who they were told they are by society. By the limiting thinking, capacity and shortcomings of others, an abundance of girls and women have been painted false perceptions of themselves.

It is the job of us all to speak life into girls and women at all levels and in all ways in our society.

They need us. We may be the only positive reinforcement that many of them will ever receive.

Click here to watch A Woman’s Worth episode of the Santita Jackson & Friends Show.

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My Travel Series: 24 Hours in Asheville – Part 2

My Travel Series: 24 Hours in Asheville – Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1.

One of my favorite places in Asheville was the Wake Foot Sanctuary. This was a fabulous foot spa. All things around peacefulness, relaxation and serenity greet you when you enter this uncommon space. While my feet were being focused on by the wonderful attendant who was bathing and massaging them, I was busy attending to the lovely cookies and hot tea I was served during the service. Afternoon tea while having my feet cared for. It doesn’t get much better than that!
 

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After the foot sanctuary, we had lunch at Capella on the 9, which is on the rooftop of the AC Hotel Asheville Downtown. This restaurant was recommended for its wonderful city views. Rooftop venues are often very cool places to see the aerial view of the city and to get the city’s vibe.

My absolute favorite restaurant I went to was no surprise – Asian! Red Ginger Dimsum & Tapas was amazing! This had to be the best restaurant I’ve gone to in a very long time. Each and every item was better than the last. Their tapa sized plates were absolutely scrumptious! If for no other reason, I will return back to Asheville just to eat there again. Simply delicious!!!

But I will also be returning to Asheville to do the tour at the famous Biltmore Estate. I went to the grounds while there, but didn’t have enough time to do the tour.

One of my very favorite things to do when I’m in a new place is to check out the real estate. As a real estate broker and investor, I just couldn’t come through Asheville without seeing at least a slice of what their real estate market had to offer. So before leaving, I stopped to see some gorgeous mountain homes and spent some time with a local broker to learn all about the lay of the land for their market.
 

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When I return for my next trip to Asheville, I will spend more time exploring the real estate market there as well as uncover some of the hidden treasures I may not have been able to find during my first 24 hours there. Although short in time, the experience of being in Asheville will last a lifetime. And between not experiencing a place or just being there for 24 hours, I will take only 24 hours in a new city every time!


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My Travel Series: 24 Hours in Asheville – Part 1

My Travel Series: 24 Hours in Asheville – Part 1

I am kicking off my 24-Hour Travel Series. It’s wonderful to be able to go on vacation for a week or two, but sometimes due to time or finances, that just can’t happen. Over the last several years, I have experienced and learned about the power of just going away for 24 to 48 hours. And how magical such an experience could be.

Typically, when I think of a vacation, I think of being away for five or more days where I don’t have to work, check email and/or take phone calls. Although those types of trips can be fabulous, sometimes they are just not doable for a variety of reasons.

So, I’ve learned how to break away and experience the gift of a new place and new environment in a short amount of time. Over the next several months, I will be doing some travel features on just spending 24-48 hours maximum in a featured city.
 

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Asheville, North Carolina is my first stop for the series. I literally spent 24 hours there and it felt like it was a few days. I heard about the beauty and uniqueness of Asheville for years, but never made it a destination for me. I’ve driven past it on my way to Tennessee, but never had the time to stop there until now.

I am a lover of the mountains so it was a wonderful city for me to explore. I have been looking forward to seeing all of what Asheville had to offer, but since my flight was delayed for nearly 2 days, and I only had a few days available for the trip, I was forced to make the best out of my 24 hours there.
 

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Although I didn’t have time to tour their biggest attraction – the Biltmore Estate (I will come back for that) – I did experience some fabulous finds in this unique city.

Continue to Part 2 here.


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The 5 Reasons Why I Now Call Asia Home – Part 2

The 5 Reasons Why I Now Call Asia Home – Part 2

This is a continuation of Part 1.

3. My Business Allows Me to Call Anywhere Home

I am so very grateful that nearly 20 years ago I decided to build a life with businesses that would allow me to be and live anywhere in the world. It was very important to me to not feel tied down to any one place, but be able to go wherever I wanted to go and I went about what was necessary to make that dream a reality. It was as if my future life was calling into being all that was needed for my future living.

It took a lot of time, dedication and education to create and build web-based businesses, but it is one of the smartest and best decisions I ever made in this life. It has allowed me the ability to be anywhere in the world, to work from anywhere and to spend extended time anywhere without worry or concern about anything anywhere else. I still have brick and mortar offices, but if I never go back to them again, my businesses can continue to thrive without them.
 

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4. It’s Yoga and Meditation’s Birthplace

The fundamental pillars of my life can be found in my spirituality, yoga and meditation practices. If I have nothing else, I will always have those 3 things to find rest in.

Yoga and meditation were founded in Asia. That may not mean anything to you, but to me it makes the energy in Asia different. The atmosphere reflects what comes from its earth and it speaks to me on a multitude of levels.

I am preparing to finally take the time to do my yoga instructor certification in India and I can’t wait to learn even more about the teachings of my beloved practice and in the origins of its creation.

I am also excited about visiting the world’s very first Yoga University where they use yoga to treat all types of diseases that bring havoc to the human body.
 

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5. My Vision Board Confirmed Everything!

Now really this is the most unbelievable part of all! I had already decided about living between NY and Asia after spending my 2 months there, but what I wasn’t expecting was that my vision board would confirm it all when I arrived back home!

To be perfectly honest, I am not even into creating vision boards. I create visions in my head and bring them to manifestation without any external forces, but about 6 years ago I decided to just make one after hearing so many people talk about them. It is posted on my wall around the mirror in my bedroom.

I used to meditate over it daily, but I hadn’t done it in several years. Actually, about a month before I left for Asia, I looked at the board and laughed because really nothing but perhaps one major item had manifested from the board after all of this time.

Well, the joke was on me! When I walked into my bedroom upon returning and looked at the board, nearly 35 of the 40 items listed were manifested over the past 60 days in Asia! From activities I did to places I went, even down to my layovers on my flights! It was all there! I just broke out in tears, because I couldn’t even believe my own eyes of confirmation!

Life’s signs and messages come from absolutely everywhere and if you are open and aware enough to receive them and follow them, they will lead you to places you never even knew to dream of!

If you are interested in experiencing Asia for yourself, join me as I host a group of entrepreneurs for a Mastermind in Bangkok from October 10th – 13th. Spots are filling fast. Learn all about our upcoming Asian adventure at www.LeverageUpinBangkok.com.

If you are interested in building an internet based business that allows you the freedom to go where ever your heart desires without having your business suffer, just send us an email at info@leverageupyourbusiness.com telling us the business and life of your dreams and we can assist you with the steps to make it a reality.


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