PLAY : Emerging

by lorikoop

in Play

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Ahhh! It’s time to emerge. I have missed you! Hope the holidays brought many gifts.

Since we last spoke in October, I have been digging deep into my purpose and who I’m here to serve. It’s an important thing to do as a business owner. Even though my heart is to serve everyone, it is not feasible. To really create something magical, I must focus.

I discovered entrepreneurs are my passion. Those individuals working for themselves either full or part time. Those determined to make a living doing what they love. Those wired to create something great! Thus, TRU has turned into PLAY and will contain tools + tips to inspire their success. It will be delivered every 2 weeks.

For those who are entrepreneurs, I encourage you to resubscribe. I have some fun things up my sleeve. And the flavor of my writing will remain. To stay connected, CLICK HERE. And please forward anyone you know who could benefit.

For those who are not entrepreneurs, I thank you for being a part of my journey. I trust there has been some valuable exchange. And I wish you the very best. If you feel inspired, please stay.

You never know, the bug might get you, too! I have intentionally been transparent. To show you there are no super heroes… just people who work hard. And risk. I haven’t hidden my process, because I’ve wanted you to see… it’s all possible, if you’re willing to play. (And I hope you will.) xo

Follow.the fun!

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I am borrowing this title from a friend. It just seemed too perfect. (Thanks, T!)

It’s time for me to take a break. Not a “go on vacation” kind of break, but one that will allow me some time to think. Reflect. Dream. And redesign. We desire that sometimes, because that’s what we need. If we listen deep, the guidance is there. When we connect.

My plan is to pause this writing but not close shop. I will continue coaching. And with the new time, I will clarify my message and my methods. For instance, I recently met Betsy Chasse, one of the makers of What the Bleep Do We Know?!, here in LA. I LOVED her story… all the sacrifice it took to make that movie, back in the day, before internet. She graciously agreed to an interview. That SUPER excites me! Because I want to empower and excite YOU to do your work in the world!

My new home page talks about where I’m headed. My plan is to provide inspiration to the dreamers. The go-getters. The non-21 year olds that want to connect with their life’s work and make a difference! When I first started this blog almost 4 years ago, it was called UPWORD, and its purpose was to share my pottery. Things have come a long way!

THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting and believing. Thank you for reading and being a part. For commenting and sharing your stories. I will definitely be in touch. My guess is around January.

God bless.

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Join Me

In the meantime, I will be sharing the shift on Social Media. Any of the red buttons on my home page will allow you to join me there. And I would LOVE that! xo

Eat.to Live
It does matter what we take in.

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Sep 28, 2013)

Many of my clients want to make a career move, but are unsure of what they love to do. They have guessed wrong in the past, and they

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Fear is part of EVERY decision. It’s my new hunch.

I had been wanting to rename this newsletter and finally decided on “Reconnect” because it felt so tru. Then I heard the fear: what will others think if you change the name again.

It was there that I saw it, the “safe” choice and the “risky” choice. I could play it safe and not change, OR I could become more tru and change. There was tension. There often is when there’s fear. Even when the risky choice feels so right.

The best way to decide… Reconnect.
To the truth of who I am and why I’m here. To the Truth that is only found in my spirit.

The world will tell me all kinds of scary stories, but the spirit is fearless. It is concerned only with my tru path. And it’s mission is to help me stay on it. If I want to KNOW what to do, I need to go there for wisdom.

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Coming TRU*

When you stay close to your spirit, you too will feel the right decision. In its presence, you will gather confidence and strength. It makes it a lot easier to face the fear. And remain tru.

( * = The Real You)

How.will you play?

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Sep 14, 2013)

My daughter regularly puts these rescue videos under my nose. Hurting dogs living on the streets, and one man

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CLARITY : Belief

by lorikoop

in Clarity

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There just HAD to be a job out there that I would LOVE! According to my calculations, half my waking hours would be spent “on the job,” and there was no way I was wasting any of it being miserable. We’re supposed to love what we do! That was my belief. And it still is.

Do you love what you do?

If you do, congratulations! You’re doing something that you believe in. And that feels good.

If you don’t, there is hope… if you believe. Do you honestly believe there’s work out there that will give you what you want? It’s a funny thing, whatever you believe, you create. Your beliefs are THAT powerful! They are the lenses through which you see and operate in the world. If it appears possible, you’ll look for the way. If it doesn’t, you won’t even try.

So, before you begin to reinvent your career, find the love of your life, or buy your first home, work on your belief. Make sure you believe it’s possible whole-heartedly. It’s your ticket. Without it, you can’t get on board.

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Coming TRU*

What if you want to believe, but you don’t?

For example, I want to become a strong public speaker, but I have the belief “I’m not good enough to speak in public.” With that belief, I will run in the opposite direction. I don’t want to embarrass myself. By doing that, I will not become a strong speaker, because it comes with practice. Do you see I created that with my belief?

To create a new belief, I have to think different thoughts. A thought that could help me is “I can learn to public speak.” When I think that, I’ll look for opportunities to practice. I’ll volunteer to speak. And every time I do, I’ll find evidence (if I’m looking) that it’s true… I CAN learn, because I am. With adequate evidence, the brain naturally replaces the old belief with the new one.

Align your thoughts with what you want to create. And you will!

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Aug 24, 2013)

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CLARITY : Priorities

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Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
~ A. A. Milne

Imagine arriving in a foreign country without a written plan or map. Where would you go? What would you do? You

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Aug 17, 2013)

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published Aug 10, 2013)

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