So it’s the year of the Fire Rooster…

So it’s the year of the Fire Rooster…

…and we had a eclipse and it’s Valentine’s day week…lots going on cosmically these days (and  I’m not even touching current events and politics).  I have been entertained and intrigued by it all….but back to the fire rooster.

What does that even mean?

We just left the year of the monkey, which tends to represent heavy challenges and carry with it chaos and panic.  A year full of lessons and learning.  Anyone besides me get a dose of all of that last year? It feels like that played out in my space but also globally and politically.  I have been happy to usher in a New Year and a new animal and whatever comes with it.

According to Chinese Tradition the Year of the Fire Rooster brings strong presence and fearless action that brings about change.  The Rooster is often compared to Don Quixote, ready to take on any challenge that comes along with a notable strut of confidence and a progressive attitude that is impossible to beat.

This year is perfect for those who strive to reach the ultimate level of life, mentally physically and financially, but perhaps not so good for those who favor being lazy or living the live of a couch potato.

It also boasts inspiration to get up earlier in order to take advantage of all the amazing energy this year will bring to achieve.

Some of you are asking…Jenn, really?  You believe in this stuff?   I’m no astrological expert by any means but I do follow at more than a ‘back of a magazine horoscope’ level and I can’t ignore the synchronicities.

I have found more than an occasional coincidence and also a deeper understanding of my self at a core level between both Chinese astrology and that which we see as the more common place: “What’s your sign?’. I have had a personal astrological chart mapped and you can’t deny it describes me at a freakishly accurate level…nor can I deny some other predicited happenings, but those are stories for other days.

Looking back at the year of the Monkey, described as above, can you deny the world reflected that message between the craziness of world events and politics no matter what party you affiliate with or who you voted for?

I for one am all about ushering in  a new year and all the blessings it brings and harnessing the power of the Fire Rooster.  I know I plan on showing up bigger and bolder.  Will you join me?  How will you show up and capitalize on the New Year?  If you aren’t already following find me on Facebook here and join the conversation and even better complete your Balance Assessment Toolkit and send it in and we can work on it together.

…as for the becoming a morning person thing… probably not so much.  I don’t think the astrological powers of the fire rooster will shift me into favoring 6 am over midnight….but never say never. 🙂  I will keep you posted on that.

Cheers until next week…

Jenn

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New Year’s Resolutions ….Is yours sticking?

Statistically speaking 80% of New Resolutions fail or fall by the wayside by the second week in February.  The odds are stacked against us out the gate.

What makes our early year goals setting and our desires for something better this year than last year so difficult to achieve?  What is standing in our way from changing bad habits or simply reaching for better versions of ourselves?

Great questions!  If most people had a solid answer to this that statistic would be much better.

I believe that there are a few things at play in here.

Our goals and desires are often well intended…but not clear.   We know we want things to be different but we don’t know exactly how different or with deep clarity of vision how we want them to look…and more importantly how we want to feel.

Methods for goals setting don’t always come from a place that is most conducive to achievement.

We don’t always believe at our core (our deepest sub conscious level) that we deserve what we hope for or that we can achieve it, especially if we have missed the mark so many times before.

Statistically speaking most New Years resolutions are repeats of years past and we tell ourselves that  THIS is going to be the year we succeed.

I propose a new approach here in this 2nd week of February.  I propose that we approach our ‘New Year, New You’ from a different angle.  Let’s get deep clarity on who we want to be, how we want to live, the experiences we want to have and how we want to feel.  I believe if we can get connected to our core self and be in alignment with our dream we can beat the odds.

In order to beat the odds we have to address the reasons why we aren’t achieving them in the first place and so often this has to do with our current mindset.  Mindset is a buzz word getting a lot of hype these days….  I get it , really, I do.

Mindset is defined as:

noun

  1. the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, especially when these are seen as being difficult to alter.

Our mindset and deepest beliefs are at the core of our internal operating system.  If we can influence that…we can change our patterns therefore changing our behaviors which lead to our outcomes.

I have chosen to make my living in the heart of the personal growth and development movement for many reasons.  Helping people elevate themselves to reach their fullest potential and live life by their design being the biggest among them.  We are all capable of so much more than we ever imagine.  I love to help people realize their ‘soul zone’ and live from this place.  Seeing you be more you than you have ever had the chance to be is my drug.  The thing that stands in the way of that greatest potential above all things?   YOU.  Here’s the good news: Most of it isn’t even your fault.  It is conditioning and thoughts and beliefs and paradigms handed down from others that are operating on a subconscious level  like tiny gremlins at the wheel dictating everything you do.  It is a strong force, your subconscious, but you can beat it.  You can upgrade your internal operating system to play full out and  be, do and have, everything you can imagine.  If you couldn’t do it, you couldn’t dream it.

To help us all get the most from this life, I am offering a free 3 part training.  I would like to invite you all to join the conversation, get support, and make your goals stick this year.  If you didn’t even set any…its not too late.  Let’s take a different approach….together.

Click here to Register…its free.   Why wait for your best life?  If not have it now…when?

Warmly,

Jenn

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