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Episode 9 - Freedom, Structure and Getting in the Flow
As heart-centered, creative entrepreneurs, it can be a constant dance between having too much to do and too much freedom or flexibility. After all, part of why we went out on our own was to get stuff done! But we also wanted freedom, flexibility, and control of our schedules. We also know is that too much free time can be as bad as too much to do. What allows us to succeed in life and work probably depends on what we aspire to do in each. Creating a container that allows us to collect our energy and then flow in the direction of our aspiration. Mindset plays a big part in how/where we collect and focus our time or energy. As usual, we discuss our latest tricks and tools for improving our mindset and manifesting what we want. Other things we talked about in this episode - and a couple of recommendations: Atomic Habits - The systems we use to improve are more effective in helping us reach out goals that the goals themselves. I'll Have That (tiktok) So Hum meditation for sleep (not what Felicia did in yoga, but it is beautiful! 2023 Massage and Spa Service Summit - Happening September 19-20th. 2 days/12 instructors/12 classes. Get your FREE ticket now!
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Affirmations, "Ask-firmations" and Asking for Help
We all have goals we want to achieve and problems we want to solve. However the paths we use to find our solutions or reach the results we crave are different. Sometimes we state our goal or problem out loud, expressing to the universe and perhaps the people around us that we are trying to find our way. As we've both found, that does not always mean people want others to tell them the way - except when it does - and it is wise to determine someone's needs before dispensing advice, ideas or "help." When it comes to our own goals and problems, having the right mindset is key. Today we talk about 3 ways to shift your mindset:
Positive Affirmations (Shakti Gawain's Book Creative Visualization really started Felicia on this process)Stair-Step Affirmations Ask-firmations. This TikTok really opened our conversation about this concept. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8F7tm6F/
Other things we talked about in this episode - and a couple of links: Felicia's 1st askfirmation video: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8YMxSPgHow Gael manifested half of a new roof for her house: https://vimeo.com/323820200/b5e4cfc571Need help figuring out and feeling your feelings? This article might be helpful: https://bewelltherapygroup.org/2022/01/09/this-3-step-process-will-help-you-feel-your-feelings/ Our podcast is available in lots of places! Please like, follow, download and comment to help other massage, spa and wellness pros or heart-centered entrepreneurs find us and catch our conversations!🐥 SPOTIFY APPLE SPREAKERAMAZON/AUDIBLEDEEZERGOOGLECASTBOXa href="https://radiopublic.com/from-the-heart-with-felicia-and-G7krke" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...
Episode 7 - Follow Your Passion, Find Your Strengths & Dance for a Discount
How do you decide what actions to take in your business or what your actual business does? Is it important to do the things you "should" - i.e. the things you are good at, trained in, or able to do? Or should you follow your heart and do the things you love and are passionate about? This episode was in part sparked by this great video by Angela Brown: What? Love to Clean? Clean Like A Proud House Cleaner! Today's conversation about this topic leads us to believe there is no right or wrong answer. The most important aha is to find work that allows you to connect to what you are passionate somehow - whether that is at work or somewhere else. Books and resources we talked about in this episode: FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Marcus Buckingham - Embrace Your Strengths videoWeird and Obscure Holiday Calendar Our podcast can be followed and downloaded from a bunch of new places! Check them out and share with other massage, spa and wellness pros or heart-centered entrepreneurs. When you take a listen, please leave a comment, answer the poll and follow the podcast so you catch all our conversations!🐥
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Episode 6 - Authenticity, Oversharing and Returning to Center
We both love sharing what we are learning through life ups and downs as well as our work-arounds, mindset shifts and aha moments. But how much information is TMI on social media and other platforms? When does a personal commentary or story cross the line from being insightful and helpful to complaining, being a victim or just being an angry rant? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Also, after lots of personal travel and professional journeying, we are both also feeling a sort of return to center by being at home - and also being at home with the idea of working at things that feel familiar. Being grounded and centered may feel routine or boring sometimes but can also provide the foundation for great things to grow and blossom! Other things we talked about in this episode - and a couple of recommendations: A very helpful resource for Mobile Massage Therapists is the Facebook group, Mobile Massage Mastery - created by Felicia's friend, Michelle Roos.The current leader of Gael's potential lightweight massage tablesGrab Gael’s free Massage & Spa Success Guide ebookCheck out New rubber duck stickers, mugs, backpacks and other fun merch from The Dream Team Ducks Our podcast can be followed and downloaded from a bunch of new places! Check them out and share with other massage, spa and wellness pros or heart-centered entrepreneurs. When you take a listen, please leave a comment, answer the poll and follow the podcast so you catch all our conversations!🐥
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Episode 5 - From Plan A to Plan Z, Everything Works Out
We've both been traveling to unknown places lately, exploring worlds and activities that are new to us. We both learned so much through the unexpected ups and downs; had unexpected opportunities; and had many reasons to feel grateful! In this episode we share some of the lessons we've had and what we appreciate about where we've been and where we are. Other things we talked about in this episode - and a couple of recommendations: Life is 50/50 - more from Brooke Castillo - the life coach Gael listens to.For those interested in house-sitting for others or finding house sitters, check out Trusted Housesitters (25% discount if you sign up - and Felicia gets 2 free months on her subscription!) Very easy and everyone has to do a background check to keep others and themselves safe.This week we are at the World Massage Festival in Cherokee, NC. Come see us it you're there - just look for the tie dyed heart at our booth!Get more info on self-publishing (for spiritual authors) with Balboa Press. Remember to check our websites, socials and join the Facebook group for the podcast! www.ElevateWithGael.com www.FeliciaBrown.com www.Spalutions.com www.TheDreamTeamDucks.com
Now go out there and be amazing as you show up and shine! Felicia & Gael --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/feliciaandgael/message
Episode 4 - Failing, Succeeding, and Being "Judged"
Life is 50/50 - meaning that about half the time we get we want - and half the time we don't. However, even when things don't work out the way we want, we have a lot of opportunities! Big goals may never come to fruition, but they can give us the jump start we need to get out the door.We can let go of expectations and see the new possibilities that exist in the now.We can notice the contrast to help us better define what we really do want.We can change our focus on where the path ahead is taking us as a result of the change and celebrate the successes. We both have had tons of "failure" and know it is just a part of success! On the way to success and failure, there are plenty of opportunities to hard on ourselves (or for others to be hard on us.) All of them are opportunities for us to learn about ourselves, others and life! Other things we talked about in this episode - ad a couple of recommendations: North Carolina Massage Therapy Championships - Gael was a judge here - super cool!American Massage Championships at the World Massage Festival - an annual event inside an annual eventThe rebooking story brings to mind the scripts in Felicia's book, Free & Easy Ways to Promote Your Massage, Spa & Wellness Business. Get a FREE copy of the ebook here (or order a hard copy here).For a simple yet powerful self-observation tool, check out Gratitude Habit Journal! Remember to check our websites, socials and join the Facebook group for the podcast! www.ElevateWithGael.com www.FeliciaBrown.com www.Spalutions.com www.TheDreamTeamDucks.com
Now go out there and be amazing as you show up and shine! Felicia & Gael
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