Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live

by Susyn on October 8, 2014

On the path to a LifeWork of passion and purpose what part does your imagination play?
What if it was a vital step to love the life you life, would you know how to tap into your imagination?

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This inspiring On Purpose interview is with Peg Conley who clearly knows how to tap into the power of imagination. Peg is the author of Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live, Then Live It: 52 Inspired Habits and Playful Prompts.  Peg is also an artist, writer and CEO of her own company, Words and Watercolors, in San Francisco. Her work is on cards, calendars, journals, wallpaper, wrapping paper and now quilting fabric.

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Gem of Wisdom:  Appreciation

Live in Appreciation for all the wonderful things in your life today.

One Small Step:  Open Up a Journal and Begin Writing

It has been so helpful for me to write it out of me when I’m upset or to clarify things, or to dream, or anything. And of course I have a chapter in my book about Journaling and I also have another chapter called. Write With Your Non-Dominant Hand.

Favorite Quotes from this Interview:

“Turning points come at times you don’t really plan them, but you get to flow down the river of life with them.”

“I always wanted to have a greeting card company. When I was a little girl I used to make cards for my family and I’d write PC&Company and 25¢ on the back. In college my roommate and I designed postcards. It’s always been something I always wanted to do. . . I think it’s something that is always with you and at some point life will allow this to come to you. And you’ve got to take the opportunity. . .”

“Words and Watercolors is comprised of my words and my watercolors. I’ve always written a journal – it’s one of the big things I advocate, and I’ve always played with my paints. Words and watercolors started as a way for me to express my thoughts and ideas and share that with the world in the form of greeting cards.”

“I think anyone who has had a professional background is learning transferrable skills sets that will help you.”

“I kept putting one foot in front of the other and just kept trying. I just kept asking questions of myself and just kept listening for the answers – and I also asked questions of others.”

“Never give up. If you don’t give up you will find a way.”

“One of the 52 inspired habits and playful prompts in my book is, Take a Nap. This isn’t what you would normally think of in a book about imagining the life you want to live. But I think it’s important to take a nap – listening to your body, like
Einstein you might get some ideas or that flash of inspiration in a dream or in your nap.”

“Another chapter is Unplug to Recharge. I think we’re all aware of how connected we are these days. Unplug to recharge gives us the permission to say, I’m not going to plug in or a few days, or 1 day, or whatever time period works and make it a regular – weekly. This allows for creativity to bubble up.”

“These habits and prompts come from my own experience of being too serious, and too worried, and too fearful and too doubting. I’ve struggled with all of that even after I started my company. . .”

“I know from my own experience that when I get into my head and get too worried, or fearful or doubting – if I can get back into my heart and more playful, things shift.”

Resources:

· Visit Peg’s website: www.wordsandwatercolors.com

· Get a copy of Peg’s book, Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live, Then Live It: 52 Inspired Habits and Playful Prompts

 

Insider Circle Winner

Members of our free On Purpose Insider’s Circle are automatically eligible to win a free book or gift from guests we interview. At the end of each episode we do a drawing, exclusively for our Insider Circle members, for that week’s gift.

This week’s Insider Circle Winner of a Peg’s book, Imagine the Life You’d Love to Life, Then Live It, is, Dawn B. from New Zealand.

Congratulations Dawn!

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Live Your Life Like It’s Golden

by Susyn on September 29, 2014

In the midst of uncertainty it is easy to forget that life is a gift. 
What does it take to live life like it’s golden? 
If you were offered a ticket to a golden life, would you take it?

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This inspiring On Purpose interview is with Maria K, an International Deep Transformation Facilitator and Motivational Speaker.  Maria is the author of Done with Diets and the creator of Live Your Life Like It’s Golden Retreat.

Maria guides women around the world to find happiness and inner strength in the midst of life challenges, teaching them to re-connect with their own personal power through self care, spiritual practices to awaken their inner guru leading them into successful relationships, finances, business and health.

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Gem of Wisdom: You Owe it to the World to Overcome Your Blocks

If there is something you get excited about, whatever it might be for you – just understand that this is your assignment. And clear away any of the crap, that you are using as an excuse to hold you back from sharing your gifts, talents and skills with the world. We’re here as Light Workers, we’re here to help raise the consciousness of the planet, we’re here to spread happiness, bliss and joy.

One Small Step: Don’t Do It Alone

Ask for help, contact that mentor, get on that webinar, watch that YouTube video, grab that book – whatever route it might me for you, or speak to a trusted family member or friend who you know will listen to you without judgment.

Favorite Quotes from this Interview:

“In my mid to late teens I suffered with my relationship with my body and food. When I was 18 years old, I was in my bedroom with a Louise Hay book, You Can Heal Your Life, and from that very young age I started to realize that there was more to life, that perhaps there was a golden lining to any crisis or trauma.”

“I came from a severe cultural background, and I use that term since it was steeped in shoulds, and shouldn’ts and many expectations.”

“What I have found as the main theme that ran through every area as I have grown, learned, expanded and been cracked open and then emerging as bigger, stronger and better has been this deep yearning for true freedom.”

“I ask myself every day are these thought and decisions helping me to be more free or are they keeping me stuck?”

“I found as a creative soul and a spiritual minded, heart-centered, and passionate person that my threshold for staying in an uncomfortable situation was very short.”

“I work with people who are feeling the pull that there is more to life than they now experience. I am very passionate about reigniting people’s personal power.”

“I committed to my own daily spiritual practice which I believe has shaped how I show up, not only in the world for my loved ones but also for the people who come to work with me.”

“As human beings we do a very good job of complicating life.”

“I noticed that as a busy woman, who still has places to heal and with the pressures of life what I wanted to do was to create a space that was easy for women to say, “Yes,” to – to make the time for, away from commitments.” 

“I provide the space for women to just stop for a minute and take a look at how their life got to where it is, because very often we just lose track. And then it is as if we give them the golden key – that you have the power inside of you to shift this.”

“The big challenge that I see so often is that people don’t feel that they are enough. People feel that they need one more certificate, that they need one more qualification, the right logo, right website – they are never enough. They will put off what is a perfectly amazing service that they have – they hold it back, they hide it away, they stall it, and they sabotage it. And this is because from a very young age they were told that they are not good enough.”

Resources:

 

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