There are few people on the planet I have more fun with than this wild child, bestselling author Jen Sincero.
Today I am excited to share with you an excerpt from Jen’s new book- “” You Are A Badass, Now Start Acting Like One“ Published by Running Press. It will make you feel like you can do anything…And put a smile on your face!
Chapter 27: BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.”
—Audrey Hepburn; actress, icon, fabulist
My grandmother on my mother’s side lived to be one hundred years
old. Nana was as WASPy as they make ’em: prissy, reserved, able to
avoid confrontation with the skilled precision of an F-16 pilot. For as
long as I can remember, she always looked exactly the same. She was
eternally adorned in a cardigan, pinned together at the top by an
antique broach, her pink lipstick and sparkly brown eyes shining
through a face-full of wrinkles that erupted in a series of “oh dears”
every time she laughed.
In her long lifetime, Nana witnessed the birthing of such pivotal human
achievements as the phone, the car, the TV, human flight, the
computer, the internet and rock and roll.
The two things that blew her mind the most, however, were putting
a man on the moon and the soda dispensers at McDonalds. She’d
stand there watching, gripped by disbelief, as an employee placed a
cup, small, medium or large, beneath a spout, pushed a button and
walked away, leaving the machine to fill it up the perfect, proper
amount. “How does it know where to stop?” Nana would shake her
head, mortified, “How does it know ?!”
After we figured out how to clone a sheep, she pretty much threw
in the towel on ever questioning anything again.
One day my family took her out for lunch to a restaurant on the
top floor of some giant hotel. When we got into the elevator, someone
accidentally pushed the button for the floor we were already on the
moment the doors closed, making them open right back up again.
Thinking we’d just gone up forty-five-flights in a split second, we
watched my sweet little grandmother exit the elevator, nervously patting
her hair as she wandered down the hallway muttering to herself,
I want to sign off here by encouraging you to pursue your dreams
with the same belief that anything is possible as a little old lady in
knee-high stockings and sensible heels who was born in 1903 and
lived through the most technologically flabbergasting century to date.
Whatever you desire to do with your precious life—write jokes or
rock out or start a business or learn to speak Greek or quit your job
or raise a bunch of kids or fall in love or lose your flab or open
orphanages around the world or direct movies or save dolphins or
make millions or live in a canyon in a loincloth—believe that it’s possible.
And that it’s available to you. And that you deserve to
Give yourself the permission and the means (yes, this includes the
money), to be who you are REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYBODY
ELSE THINKS OR BELIEVES IS POSSIBLE. Do not deny yourself
the life you want to live because you’re worried you’re not good
enough or that you’ll be judged or that it’s too risky, because who does
that benefit? No one, that’s who. When you live your life doing the
things that turn you on, that you’re good at, that bring you joy, that
make you shove stuff in people’s faces and scream, “check this out!!!”
you walk around so lit up that you shoot sunbeams out of yer eyeballs.
Which automatically lights up the world around you. Which is precisely
why you are here: to shine your big-ass ball of fire onto this
world of ours. A world that literally depends upon light to survive.
You are powerful. You are loved. You are surrounded by miracles.
Believe, really believe that what you desire is here and available to
My feature video today is about your dream team, and I will introduce you to 2 members of my dream team, who support me energetically and physically.
So How do you Manifest Your Dream Team?
A useful exercise is to list your own ‘dream’ team- who would it include? Don’t miss anyone out! From VAs to Accountants to yoga teachers, mentors and peer groups – I see all this support as absolutely crucial to my business and life ease and success- now more than ever- mothers need more support than anyone. The catch is you may not believe you deserve it, or that it is possible for you.
I am here to tell you that it is, and it is worth the inner work you must do to shift this out dated pattern of sacrifice, settling for less, and not believing and perceiving the amazing possibilities all around you offering you support and love- so you can Get Your Gifts Out and thrive doing what you love.
Here is a snap shot of who I have on my team in no particular order:
Mentor- monthly and when needed
Therapist – weekly
High Level Peer Groups & Friends/Colleagues in UK, Ecuador & USA- as and when- annually for Ecuador retreats
Yoga Teacher- weekly
Personal Trainer- weekly
Accountant, – quarterly
Bookkeeper – weekly/monthly
Virtual Assistant x2- weekly/sporadically depending on launches etc
Virtual Business Manager – most days
Nanny (UK) twice weekly
Creche- every now and then
Shaman – Monthly energy work
This doesn’t even include my family, friends, hairdressers, health experts like my local homeopath and my amazing beautician, and I am sure a ton more besides. But as you can see- it really does take a village!
Here are my 4 tops tips to receive support in your life:
Allow yourself to receive. Where are you blocking your good by refusing to accept/allow help and support? Affirm: “I am safe in the Universe and allow life to support me in my purpose now”. Breathe.
Make a list of your dream team. Price it up roughly and get grounded about how much money you need to make every month to hire your dream team.
Take action! You can call you team into being, it is a process and I suggest you just make a start with the biggest priorities for you…Don’t use logic allow your intuition to guide you.
Ask: ask around, ask God/The Universe for what you need. If you haven’t received it yet and are ‘waiting’ just check in that you asked in a way that someone would actually want to give to you. i.e. “Dear life/God/Universe/your angel… I am struggling to do everything at the moment and need your help. Please help me find the perfect nanny/VA/cleaner etc etc for my highest good now. I am handing this over to you and trust it will unfold perfect, Thankyou so much.”
Please share tips and comment below- who is on your team that you could not live without?
Inside each and everyone of us there is a knowing, a Self so powerful that it can guide us through our lives to live as powerful creators, magnetic manifesters, soulful teachers and speakers of hidden truths. This voice speaks to us in whispers. It is easily drowned out by the whirrings of the mind, the ‘norms’ and conventions of society and the conditioning of our culture.
Yet if we take the time and the heart to hear it – This voice will birth through us an extraordinary power and legacy that we could only have dreamed of before.
Sometimes in my coaching practice I see a client struggling with something that is simply not solvable with the mind. there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ about it, there is no logic to it, there is simply the Truth. That truth may be asking them to leave a relationship that no longer works for either party, that truth maybe a new or higher level of expression and purpose or income, that truth may be to take a trip or go on a journey. that truth is usually waiting for them to follow it, but they are often afraid to take the leap into the unknown.
When this comes up our only choice is to listen and surrender. the more we fight and resist it the more afraid, confused and conflicted we become. WE begin seeking for an answer outside our selves to affirm or contradict our urges, asking too many people’s advise, reading too many books or blogs, or tuning our knowing out with TV, heavy food or other distractions. The resistance is of course futile. We know what we know. And no matter how shocking to our peers, no matter how confusing to those who love us, we have to say yes to it. We have to answer the call and follow that yes wherever it may take us- be it the heart of the Amazon jungle or the throws of the Urban one.
You have a gut response inside, a voice, a heart that is wise beyond your years, beyond your mind and beyond any perceived limits you have.
Have you ‘tuned into’ it today?
If you have ‘lost your voice’ and find it hard to ‘hear’ your knowing, if you want to be more intuitive and fearless in your life and business so you can experience the true freedom of expression and live the life you were born for then sign up to get the priority info for the upcoming Get Your Gift Out Event- We’ll be doing life changing transformational work, having experiences ‘beyond the mind’ and be sharing how you can start a business or take yours to the next level- whether you are in your first 6 figures or a multi millionaire!
A few years ago I made a commitment to myself that changed my life. I decided that despite any pressure I imagine otherwise, I would pursue my highest vision. Whether it seemed crazy, far out, off the wall- I did not care, I only knew that every day I avoided expressing my deepest truths was a day that I died a little bit inside. So I began a journey into my true self.
I published poetry, articles and a book and I began working one-to-one with clients all over the World seeking guidance, especially those who were at some kind of turning point or experiencing transformation. I felt like someone had pulled a plug out of my third eye. I could intuit things before they happened, and see myself and others living their divine life mission effortlessly and with grace and love.
It was exciting, but also kind of scary at first and I would sometimes doubt myself. Over time though I learnt to trust my creativity, my intuition and the wisdom I received and became full of my highest excitement. As more and more things ‘came true’ or aligned, the more faith I had in myself and what I was discovering, especially as synchronistic events and occurrences acted like little sign posts to
At the time I took my inspiration from others who had walked before me and pursued their vision no matter what. I became fascinated with the so called “eccentrics” or geniuses, who were creating something from a vision deep inside them that felt true, rather than an external ‘truth’ or reality.It didn’t make any difference if that genius was a World famous inventor- for example Thomas Edison, or a little known ‘peaceful warrior’ planting a garden his or her way, for a purpose they could see or feel. One of my favourite examples is the wonderful Portmerion in Wales, a true visionary concept still delighting folks and inspiring people just like me, who know there is more to life than a 9-5 or a job you hate!
So today I am going to ask you an important question, but I warn you that the answer could change your life forever.
What is your highest excitement? What is your true vision for your life, the one that gives you a feeling of awe and makes your heart beat quicken? Are you willing to commit to living, breathing, working, being from the place inside you that not only sees your highest vision, but also wants to co-create it with you?
Once you know, once you make this commitment, and take this ‘spiritual promise’ you simply can’t go back, it’s impossible! Even if you try to, turning back will be futile once you have made this oath! It is like a visionary Hotel California!
So do one thing that inspires you today, and start working back from your vision. Imagine yourself in that vision and then write a ‘brain dump’ of every single thing you can think of that it will take to make it happen…And marinade in your vision whenever you get the chance. If you dream it, you can live it.
Tell me about your spiritual commitments or highest visions by posting a comment in my blog or emailing me at email@example.com I always love to hear from you!
Katharine Dever Is an intuitive business mentor to women around the world helping them to sell and market services in a feminine way, overcome fears and doubts and make a living from their gifts, to live a life of their dreams. More>>