What Makes You (Un)Happy?

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Look closely at your life and decide what makes you happy. That feeling inside that lights you up — whether it’s a relationship, a lifestyle or a job. If it brings you joy keep doing what your doing.

On the other hand if it doesn’t bring you the joy and happiness you desire let it go.

Why continue being unhappy when it’s a choice. Like the song from Frozen — “let it go."

What you may discover is once you release what no longer serves you, you actually open up to receive something better.

Journaling will help you discover more about your happiness. Find time to write and ask yourself what no longer makes you happy. See what comes up. You may just be surprised.

Also please try not to sensor what you hear. It’s important to let those thoughts come through without judgement.

Happy Writing ✍🏻💖

I am...

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I AM statements are very powerful when you practice them daily. Release what you no longer want to believe as shown above. Then replace them with what you want. 

Start by with the I Am Not statements above reading it out loud. Then create your own I Am statements dropping the NOT. 

For instance— 
I Am Enough 
I Am Worthy
I Am Love
I Am Happy, Healthy and Whole
I Am a Magnet for Money

Now you try ...

Your Past

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By allowing yourself to let go of the past, it can and will change your life’s journey. Write all the details to the things you wish to release and let go of with details —and please no judgment. 

Be as detailed as you remember the events and add any emotions. Get it up and out of your system/memory and bring it back to life with all the feelings. 

Then—Release, release, release. Forgive the past and ripe up the paper and burn it to ash. Believe and trust it is being recycled and renewed across all space and time. 

Breathe —You can move forward and live for today and not from your past. 

It’s time to Level Up my dear. It’s taken you way to long. I’m here to support and hold space. Let me know how I can help before, during or after this process. On the other side you’ll feel so much lighter. I know this to be true.

Ready to Level Up?

Are you considering hiring a life coach? Do you even know what a life coach does? Are you curious and wondered what it would be like for YOU?

Perhaps the therapist you hired isn’t really clicking with you or you find family and friends aren’t offering the best support or advice.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • A life coach provides objective guidance and isn’t trying to “fix” anything.

  • A life coach supports you unconditionally and has you in their best interest.

  • A life coach is someone that offers you the time and space to really speak about your life and discover deeper awareness and answers to what might be keeping you in fear, doubt, uncertainty or lack of direction, confidence and support in all areas of your life.

  • A life coach effectively guides the conversation to produce results asking questions that maybe you’ve not considered and leads with questions so you can find clarity and understanding.

Added Bonuses for having a life coach is not only the positive impact that a life coach has on your life it also includes:

  • on-going source of support

  • doesn’t have an opinion or emotional investment in your decisions who can give you truly objective guidance

  • building your confidence and productivity

  • offering accountability and follow through

  • moves you forward – from stuck to unstoppable

During the coaching sessions, a life coach will listen and ask questions to identify and discuss the pain points that you may not see because when you’re in “it” sometimes it’s challenging to see for yourself objectively. The coach will further ask the questions to dig deep, find the root, and clear patterns that perhaps you don’t see.

As you can see, working with a life coach is super powerful. Connecting weekly and messaging in between is how I like to support my clients and a program designed specifically to fit your needs depending on what you want to achieve.

I know that how you do one thing is how you do all things so topics may include but not limited to: work, career, health, wellness, financial, relationships, fitness, or life in general to name a few.

You Make It Happen – and being supported on your journey unconditionally allows you to move beyond the obstacles and get busy living the life of your dreams.

I actually offer a free 20-minute call for anyone considering a life coach. It’s a great way for us to get to know each other, and for you to feel confident without making any commitments. Make an appointment for that free consultation if you’re interested calendly.com/findyourowndrive

Where Does Wellness Begin?

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Wellness comes in many ways. Your mind is where it begins. If you take time daily to focus on your passions you’ll notice a shift in your energy.

Get excited about your life. You are the one that takes care of YOU —mind, body, spirit, heart and soul.

You came here to play big and live abundantly—and to prosper. Those passions you have inside need immediate attention.

Start today. No time like NOW! Contact me here if you’d like support!

Message in a Book

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Today I encourage you to find a message in a book. I've used this method often by randomly opening a book to a page after asking “what support/message do I need in this moment?”

Opening the book and see what’s on the page that will resonate with you. 

For me — this book was spot on. These bullet points jumped off the page at me....

Does this support you? 

(From the book "Ask and It Is Given" 
Esther and Jerry Hicks)

What's the Rush?

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Woo wee this is such a reminder and validation from the Universe. I was just sharing with my client how you can’t force things — timing is everything. 

No matter how much or how quickly we want to be beyond a circumstance or situation the timing is all in the lessons. 

Feeling into what’s taking place and allow it to marinate and teaches you how to move beyond what’s in front of you. 

As you learn to navigate through the uncomfortableness you start to feel more grounded and aligned which allows you to move beyond what feels icky and towards what you desire most. 

Play big in the game of life so all your dreams and desires can come true.

Mastering the Beginning

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“Every master was once a beginner. Every pro was once an amateur. "
-Robin Sharma

Start somewhere and you may just be surprised where you are led. ☀️

FindYourOwnDRIVE has always been 🐛where mindset and motivation leads to transformation 🦋 Now, more than ever. In my personal life, I’m making a commitment to reclaim my health, and just as I offer accountability with my coaching sessions, sharing this process with you publicly is a way to keep ME accountable.

What you do today is creating your future. I’m living proof of that — I’ve made big life shifts before through small changes every day. I’m at the beginning of my next life shift and I’ll share the process with you every step of the way. Just join the email program here if you’re interested 👉🏻 bit.ly/2YaBy62

Cheers to new adventures and the beautiful discoveries that follow along that path.

Feeling Stuck?

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Sometimes you don’t realize that by stopping when you feel stuck you’re missing out on an opportunity. Much like a seed that’s planted and about to sprout 🌱 but you stop watering and providing sunshine it cant break through the soil and will simply rot in the ground. 

Hmmm. Does that resonate? 

Focusing on what’s not working out only keeps you stuck in the story of the past. 

That’s not who you are now. 

You’ve grown, had experiences, and gained more knowledge. 

Just take those experiences and add to what you want in life, mix with passion, along with trusting and believing in the process —saying often that everything is aligning to my highest and best good— and BOOM the magic ignites and your dreams begin to surface. 💫

Keep taking action and track your progress even when you feel like quitting. 

And for additional growth and expansion find someone to help support and nurture your dreams with accountability and motivation. 

You are worth the investment. 

Let’s connect. 

Schedule your free discovery call - click here to connect and I’ll help you go from stuck to unstoppable.

Talk soon!

Using Gratitude as a Tool

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ahh yes GRATITUDE where the magic can enter into your life with joy and ease. 

Rebuilding yourself, rebranding yourself, and rediscovering yourself is all centered in a place of gratitude. 

When I feel things aren’t aligning as I have intended I go back and find the gratitude. The deep thankfulness for being right where I am. From this place I can pivot and get back on track. 

If money isn’t showing up—I start recalling all the money I’ve been given thought my life ...starting when I was born. That’s a lot of money! 

When an opportunity doesn’t workout —I revisit all the other opportunities that did! Knowing the next one is well in it way. 

Now that I am surround by likeminded individuals — I am grateful to share a common space to learn and grow together! 

It’s that simple, my friends. The magic is on the other side of GRATITUDE—try it. Even if it’s just for today. Oh, and be sure to look for the magic. It’s there. 💫

Asking for More

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Has it ever occurred to you that you could ask for more? Right here, right now, give yourself permission to ASK for more.

More joy and happiness
More love and money
More ice cream and potato chips
More of EVERYTHING that feels good!

Don't allow limiting beliefs or others to define what's truly possible to receive. I know from my own journey there is always room for MORE. Start asking. 💜

Regret!

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#WellnessWednesday Regret! 😐

When I read this quote it brought up a lot of things that I either didn’t do or did not allow myself to take the chance.

Although I’ve been very successful in my business and life endeavors, and took chances, it’s more personal.

If you have followed me for anytime you know that at one point I committed to being healthy. I changed my diet dramatically, eliminated White flour, sugar, and dairy as well as all alcohol, and create a very slim body and reversed and avoided some health issues. 

This all took place back in 2014, and I maintain this program of a healthier lifestyle for close to two years. But over time I begin to revert back to the old ways and losing site of my overall health and well-being. 

Sharing the word “regret” is to allow yourself to really lean into knowing that at the time when you made big strides in your life and felt good there was no regrets. 

But if you’re someone who has slipped back into old patterns, or not really fulfilling your desires by taking chances, the regret is something that you can give yourself permission to release by recognizing you’re not the same person you were when you accomplish those things before or even missed out on opportunities. 

So now moving forward allow yourself to take this information and know that “up until now” that’s how it was. And from this place you get to release the regret and move forward with passion and desire by doing the things you want to do and taking the chances that you want to take. 

This is life by design and how you make it happen!! You’ve got this 💫

Is Your Anxiety Lying?

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How do you respond to this statement that your anxiety is lying to you? If you believe believe that you are loved and will be okay does that offer you comfort you need?

Maybe this message doesn’t resonate with you —so I encourage you to think about those around you. Are they experiencing anxiety? Perhaps you can let them know they are loved and it will be okay!

Pay it forward.

Contact me if you’d like to chat.

What Are You Waiting For?

Women & Money — Finding Your Gold workshop will include specific strategies to help women in business succeed beyond their own limitations while increasing abundance. Wine, cheese, and swag bags included!

Melissa has created this fun interactive workshop to include skills in:

✅Releasing your fear and leaving doubts behind

✅Stepping into action with confidence

✅Boosting your income unapologetically

✅Breaking through the glass ceiling

✅Creating your next level of success and transformation

Investing in yourself opens the opportunity to have more — perhaps even coming back ten-fold.

Limited seats are available. Don’t miss out on yours. Register today.

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MONEY


The struggle is real! Not having enough time, not happy with how things are turning out, and never enough money to do the things you so deeply desire. 😏

WHAT IF....you discovered the secret that would change your money situation? Would you want to know?

WHAT IF....you could have, be, and do all that you desire without the fear and stress around money?

WHAT IF...you found peace with money and learn that there is always more than enough. 

Would you say — YES, tell me more??

Then let’s make that happen. Stop worrying about it and do something to change it —now. 

If you are willing to invest in yourself for a workshop that will change the playing field around money — you can find your gold.

Here’s the details 👇🏻 don’t delay this opportunity is t around for long. 
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In The Moment

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Today I challenge you to be in the moment, for that is all you really have. Allow yourself permission to stop focusing so hard on the timelines and deadlines and be fully present to what is. 

The journey is the goal with loving the process. And not needing to look for finish line... that only means “the end”. 

Evolving and expanding your life into what you desire is the joy in living. Making it happen from your own dreams and wishes. Let the Universe conspire with you and open up the endless possibilities that are available FOR you. 

How can you start in this moment to really be present? 

Maybe just a gentle pinch of the cheek saying “that’a girl/boy—you are a gift to this world and we are glad you came. Now go be brilliant, my friend.“

Ask me for help if you feel the urge. It doesn’t mean you failed. It just means you’re not alone.

#lifebydesign #youmakeithappen #unstoppable #motivation

Lost Your Drive?

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Everyone has a story and those experiences are what define them. But what happens when you find yourself derailed, going in a downward spiral, feeling no love for yourself, using food, alcohol, shopping (anything) to numb out and go unconscious to those feelings?

You, my dear, have lost your DRIVE, and not long ago I felt exactly the same way thanks to the stress and responsibilities in my own life. Luckily, I was able to switch out of that negative pattern and I want you to know that you TRULY can do the same - you just have to say YES and take action.

If you're at the point where you're feeling like you want something more, you're ready for change, and you know it's time to create a NEW story, I invite you to register for my Activation hour so you can get back on track in life and have the joy and happiness you desire.

Click below to register for instant access!
http://www.findyourowndrive.com/activation

Thinking About Thoughts

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With a new day, comes new strength and new thoughts!

Never underestimate the power of the mind. It is a choice what you choose to think in every minute and every moment.

Today I challenge you to really be conscious of what you’re thinking. See how your thoughts tend to drift and wonder. What are they thinking about?

Are they thoughts of joy and happiness? Or are they thoughts that are surrounded by fear and uncertainty?

Are you struggling to find answers to things that you want to resolve but just can’t seem to find the answers?

Do you stay up at night trying to fall asleep only to keep running the story over and over in your head, and having nightmares on top of it?

If this sounds like you, isn’t it time to stop and really learn to focus on what brings you joy and happiness?

I want to support you! I was you! And I know how to make the change quickly so that you no longer have to struggle. 

Here’s where you can unlock the doors to where those thoughts come from and get crystal clear on how to release the past and begin moving forward with your dreams and desires with confidence, joy and happiness. 

You are worth it! Give yourself permission to break the chains that hold you down. The time is now. 

👉🏻 findyourowndrive.com/activation

Is Your Past Running the Show?

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Often, the stories of your past are running the show. Meaning, you continue to think and speak about them all the time within your mind or to others. 

How does this serve? It doesn’t really. It just keep you stuck in that story and doesn’t allow for you to uplevel to something better. 

“you can’t rewrite your past...”. 

Your past is the place where you learn valuable lessons from the experiences you have and understand those lessons by using the information to do better moving forward. 

Good or bad — your past is behind you. 

Today, in this moment, you have the power—if you give yourself permission, “to grab a clean sheet of paper and write your future” with all the details of what you want to experience next. 

Allow your mind let go the limitations (fear) and really own what you desire. 

The sky is the limit!

It’s your birth-rite to live abundantly and prosperously so today move towards those dreams and goals by writing it as if it already is....and so it will be. 💫

Remember — you make it happen and the time is now.

Let It Go

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You know the song “Let it Go”? 

There is a powerful statement in the song that says:

“It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I'm free”

How many times have you found yourself just thinking over and over about a situation or circumstance that doesn’t feel good. One that you can’t change —it’s happened and it’s over. 

Yet it keeps popping up in your mind and you replay it wondering why it happened the way it did or how you could have done things differently. 

A bad day — is just that AND you have a choice in how to manage such a day. 

As the song says “No right, no wrong, no rules for me—I'm free”

This is the most powerful statement I can think of that really opens the heart and allows for the mind (fear) to release the “bad day” and move into the freedom of choosing to see the good and learn the lesson. 

Back when I attend the Zig Ziglar conference there was a workshop that taught about being a “good finder” and there was even a notepad that we could fill in and share with others identifying something good about them. 

It taught me to be a good finder in all situations. 

From that time, I began to use this method. When I think of anything “bad” I’ve learned to continue being the good finder. Knowing that although the day isn’t as I would have desired, I am alive and well. Or I’m still breathing and that means I still hold the power in letting the situation control me or for me to control my thoughts and feelings around the situation. 

So what is your bad day coping mechanism? Do you carry it like a back pack and feel the weight and relive the moment?

Are you willing to take off the back pack and “let it go?”

Seems impossible —Want to know how? 

Take paper and pen and write out everything about the bad day, circumstance or situation. Get really detailed. Add the sounds, smells, feelings, and such to really paint a clear picture. If someone read it they would feel as though they were there. 

Get it all out on the paper. Don’t hold anything back. 

Once you feel complete, read it—out loud 3 times. 

And then take the paper and burn it 🔥

Yes! Burn it—and just before doing so say to the Universe I am releasing this to be recycled across all space and time. It no longer serves me and I am willing to let it go. 

Watch it burn and believe in the process and trusting it is so. 

Sounds silly — but it works! Give it a try. 

Sending you love and light. 

Have an magical day my friend.