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Designing a Life you Love! – Desire Map Planner Review

I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of woman, taking inspired action and cues from the universe on what I should do and when I should act. As lovely as it is to be divinely driven, inspiration doesn’t always strike in a timely fashion, and this often doesn’t allow for enough clarity and focus.

Without clarity and focus inspiration runs dry, energy slows and movement comes to a halt. I’ve come to realize over the years that I can allow space in my days for freedom of expression, spontaneity and inspired action, but the greatest way to be in motion, is to know exactly where you’re going, and a rough roadmap of how you’re going to get there.

This is where planners come in hand, and when you can get your hands on a planner that not only keeps you focused and accountable, but allows space four deep soul exploration, personal growth and expansion, you know you’re in for a massive year. Enter The Desire Map Planner, a place for goals with soul, deep dive connection, and so much magic.

I was so excited to get my hands on the brand new 2018 planner not only for myself, but to review it for this beautiful following. I’ve been on the hunt for the past few years to find a planner that pulls together everything I need to find the flow in my business and life, and I feel like this planner is going to do just that. I’d love to spill into all of the details, beauty and carefully thought out features that this planner includes, but instead I attached my latest YouTube video which includes my first thoughts, looks and experience with the planner, along with why I cannot wait for the New Year so I can tuck in and start using it to it’s fullest.

What I can tell you is that adding a planner into your life, and getting in the practice of putting your goals, dreams and to do’s on paper is a game changer. Not only will it keep you focused and in a forward trajectory, but it allows you the opportunity for serious life reflection. It shines a light on when and where we’re showing up, when and where we’re holding back, and helps us figure out when we’re in alignment with our dream lives. Bringing a planner into my life and working with it diligently has taken me from a woman with goals and desires, to a  woman who’s living out her best life, something I want for each and every single one of you.

So what are you longing to create?
What goals and dreams to you have for you life?
What do you want your 2018 to FEEL like?

Whatever it is, you have the power to bring it to fruition, and with a little help and magic from this beautiful planner, and the wisdom sprinkled within it’s pages you will make heaps of magic unfold in the coming year.

Looking to gift yourself this gorgeous planner, or maybe treat a soulpreneurial friend? Grab it below!

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xx Lindsay

Brilliant Business, Empowered Living, Loving Myself Loudly

The Sting of Rejection – Building Resilience

Today I was rejected…

For a moment I let it sink in, i let it weight me down. I felt the bitter sting that for so many years I desperately tried to avoid.

For a moment i found myself back in my teenage years, clawing at anything and everything that I thought would bring me approval, attention, and love.

For a moment I slipped down the deep dark space of judgement. I allowed myself to listen to that voice that screamed so loud it echoed in my head “SEE, YOU AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH”…

For a moment I allowed my heart to cave in, and my feet to slip out from under me, and all of my insecurities to come crashing over me like a wave.

For a moment I placed my value in someone else’s hands, and for a moment i lost sight of who I am.

It doesn’t matter how long or deep into your self love journey you go, these moments will always arise, and when they do they will hurt just as deeply as they did in the beginning.

But guess what? When we make the time to do the work, when we become intentional with how we’re living our lives, and deepening our relationship to self, we have the ability to tap back into our truth. When we’ve allowed ourselves to feel and see our brilliance, it becomes harder to stay in a space of disbelief.

So for a moment I gave a fuck what you thought about me, and for a moment I gave myself over to the fear & doubt. But as quickly as it came, I allowed it to pass me by. I reminded myself of my strength, my beauty, and that there is no one else in this world that can dictate my worth.

I reminded myself of ME.

So don’t get discouraged if the moment comes, instead embrace it as the test that it is, and know that you’re building your resilience. With each moment that comes, your rebound will get shorter, and your light will only get brighter. You my friend are here for amazing things, so don’t stay down for too long.

xx Lindsay

Brilliant Business, Empowered Living

Why I’ll Never Regret Saying Yes: A Journey Towards Freedom

Three years ago today I took a leap of faith, I said YES!

I didn’t know what I was doing, how I was going to get there, or really anything about the industry that I was diving into head first, all I knew was that something in my life had to change, and this was my opportunity. I made the decision to say no to fear, and say yes to opportunity and possibility, yes to a major life change.

I will never be able to fully express of make you understand the deep gratitude that I feel for everything that’s unfolded over the past three years as a result of this decision. I wish I could help you understand the sheer magnitude of emotions and radical changes that I’ve experienced. All I can do is share my story, where I was, where I am today, and what I’m committed to continue creating as I move forward in my never ending quest for freedom.

Freedom is a word you’ll hear me use a lot as I describe my life, my goals, and my hopes for every single person that I encounter. The truth of the matter is, freedom looks a little bit different and means something unique to each of us. For me freedom is the ability to eliminate financial stress and worry, the means to live a life on my terms, and the ability to have the time I desire to spend my days as I wish. It’s the power to be the stay a home mother I’ve always longed to be, but at the same time be a powerful leader and change maker in my community both in my own backyard, and globally through the connections I make each day through social media. It’s showing up in the world exactly as I am meant to be, and doing the things that my heart desires. It’s serving no one but myself and my own passions, it’s creating a life that allows me to be at my highest potential, with every cell of my being vibrating at it’s highest frequency.

3 years ago I was working a dead end job (shout out to my Starbucks Baristas, I’ve got mad respect for what you do), and trying to hone my passion and build a business that I loved. I had poured well over 6 months of tireless effort into building my Nutrition business (what I thought was my true calling, but now I realize is only a small part of the puzzle), quickly approaching burnout. I felt torn between two worlds, one where I would go to my job, throw on my apron and up sell cookies and processed pastries all day, only to come home and preach about how those foods are killing us. I felt like a fraud, and my soul wasn’t being nourished in the slightest. My business though slowly and steadily growing wasn’t nearly as lucrative as I anticipated, and was far more physically and emotionally draining than I ever imagined possible. I was stuck, I was frustrated and on the edge of hopelessness. Thankfully the Universe brought me exactly what I needed, an opportunity to rethink my life and radically change everything.

The beautiful Stephanie Packer, another local RHN magically walked into my life. We connected through social media, and both knew we had to meet. What I didn’t know at the time, is that Steph was holding the key and answers that I had been desperately searching for.

It’s so wild to me to think back and remember that all it took to create a massive ripple effect in my life was two tea dates, hours of inspiring conversation, and a relatively small investment. How could I have known then that it would result in the life that I’m living now?

In the three years that I’ve been building my empire, and actively manifesting financial freedom I’ve experienced the most amazing transformations in all areas of my life. Being partnered with a health company allowed me access to the highest quality nutritional products (which at the time I thought I would never need) that have made an immense impact on my health and wellbeing. I’ve had so many personal testimonials that I never anticipated, and I’m truly at the healthiest I’ve ever been, even after having a baby. There is no end to the gratitude and love that I have for this company, I’ve seen these products change lives time and time again. As if witnessing my health transform wasn’t enough, I’ve also experienced a radical transformation with my bank account. Within three months of taking the plunge and saying yes, I left my soul sucking job and created the space in my life to pursue what I’m truly passionate about, yoga and women’s empowerment. It’s one thing entirely to run your own business, but a whole other to do it and be financially successful. We’ve added a baby to the family, purchased a home and I’ve still been able to grow our savings and donate more than I ever have in the past to my favourite charities. For the first time in my life I don’t have the money stresses that I grew up thinking we’re unavoidable. I’ve entered a place of abundance both in the physical sense, but also in my mindset. It’s such a freeing and empowering feeling! Something I truly want for everyone.

The other major shift and change that I’ve experienced over the years is my confidence. Being surrounded by a group of likeminded individuals who love and support you in all that you do is phenomenal. What that does for your confidence is even better. I’m at a place in my life where I chase after what I want with this fearless energy and drive because I know I have a team of hundreds of empowered women who wholeheartedly believe in me and all that I’m doing. When you have a tribe of women behind you, you truly become unstoppable. Everyone deserves this kind of community, to feel empowered, and to know that you can achieve anything.

Just this past year I was able to travel the globe with my daughter. We travelled to Utah twice, made it to Mexico for a Yoga retreat, experienced Dominican where I had the chance to share my passion for social media marketing, and even made a few trips within Canada. I’ve created a life that integrates travel beautifully, and allows me to live the lifestyle I thought was only possible for a select few, the “lucky ones”. This year we have loads more travel plans and adventures on the books, and I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to share these experiences with my daughter. That would never be possible had a not said yes.

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This post isn’t meant to be a big fat brag, or a “look what I’ve created, aren’t I awesome”. It’s meant to open your eyes to what’s possible in your life. To encourage you to reevaluate where you are, and play around with where you want to me. To help you tare down the walls of limitation, and open up your mind to infinite possibilities. If a 23 year old High School flunky can create this type of lifestyle, whats stopping you?

There are far to many of us playing small and allowing the “what if’s” or fear of failure hold us back. I beg you to get out of your head, and start listening to your heart. Everyone deserves to live a life that leaves them feeling fulfilled each and every day. A life that allows them to live out their passions, to spend time with their loved ones, and enjoy each and every moment. We weren’t put on this earth simply to pay bills and die, we we’re sent here to LIVE.

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My heart is bursting with gratitude, and love for my incredible tribe. The life I have today would have never been possible without my partnership with Luscious Life Design and USANA Health Sciences. So thank you for all that you do, for the lives that you’ve help set free, for the health that you support, and the dreams that you make come true.

If you’re ready to explore what your life could look like 3 years from today should you say Yes I would so love to connect. In honour of my 3 year anniversary with LLD and USANA I’m opening up 4 new spots in my 1 on 1 mentorship program. This is only for those who are serious about radically changing their lives, committed to releasing excuses and focusing on creating results, and anyone who desperately wants to create freedom and has reached the place in their lives where there willing to do whatever it takes. I’m only interested in those who are highly committed, open and coachable, and ready to make shifts starting today. I’m never going to tell you it’s easy, but I can promise you that it is absolutely worth it. There’s absolutely no reason you can’t have the life you’ve always dreamed of, and I would love the opportunity to help make that happen.

Here’s to the power of saying no to fear, and jumping in head first!

xx Lindsay

Brilliant Business

Building a Social Business: How to Grow your Online Market

You don’t often think of a yoga teacher as a marketing mastermind, but in actuality we are marketing ourselves daily with each class, each conversation and even our posts. Being entrepreneurs and business owners we not only need to design soulful classes and workshops, but a business, brand and online presence to go along with them. It’s one thing to create a great class, it’s a whole other thing entirely to fill that class with students who need what you have to offer. Utilizing social media is a wonderful way to grow your tribe, spread your message and fill those fabulous classes.

Create Connections

One of the most important things that you do each time you log into your Instagram or Facebook account is place yourself in a position to create genuine connections, just as we do with our students in our classes. Creating connections online definitely takes a bit of time, energy and love, but is a simple and effective way to start creating a community who hear your call. When you’re looking to get started in the online marketing world, regardless of the platform you should allocate a small amount of time each day engaging with your audience, and “meeting” new people. Think of businesses and yogis you admire, popular hashtags that appeal to your business and brand and spend a little time digging around and reaching out to anyone who captures your attention. A simple comment and hello can go a long way.

You also want to ensure that as you’re going about your posts that you’re respecting and jumping on the engagement that’s being created with your content. Be on top of commenters, questions and always take the time to reciprocate the love shared with you.

Be Authentic

In the sea of social media profiles, yogis and savvy business marketers how do you stand out from the crowd and draw in those who are dying to hear your message? The key is to be 100% Authentically you. There is no one else on this earth who is exactly like you, and trust me, people can smell a fake from a mile a way. So just as you’d want your students to show up in your class as they are, you want to ensure that you’re doing the same both in the from of the room when you’re teaching, and whenever you show up and represent yourself online. Social media has become such a powerful tool because it’s allowing us to create meaningful connections globally and find our tribe. Be you and your audience will find you.

Enrich Lives

With each post, tweet and pin, we should be looking for ways to enrich the lives of our audience. We need to give them a reason to connect, follow and stay in touch and the best way to do that is by offering them something that gives them value. This can be in the form of daily inspiration or motivation, sharing your favourite recipes or meal ideas, or maybe even breaking down some yoga poses or offering a fun challenge to your audience. Whatever you decide, be sure you have fun and area always offering great content amidst your class schedule posts and workshop blasts.

Online marketing doesn’t have to be hard, and can be the missing link between empty classes and sold out workshops. To create a demand you need to draw in your tribe and show them what you have to offer and how much you’d love to see them on their mat and in your class. Happy marketing my fellow yogis!

xx Lindsay