Monthly Archives: February 2012

Michael Beckwith on the Status Quo

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Without the Reverend Michael Beckwith,  I would probably not be writing this blog or creating art for a living. He is the first person I ever heard use the word “blisscipline” and was the spark that helped me ignite this new phase of my life.

I was thinking this morning about how I got where I am right now and how freaking scary it was (and sometimes still is) to jump out of my safety net. It is no wonder that most people stay “stuck” in their current  life situation because they falsely believe it’s safe. This belief comes from the idea, that  if what we are doing comes with a steady paycheck and is reflective of the status quo then it is safe – our bills will be paid, our 401K will be secure and there is surely a place in Florida for us to retire nicely at the ripe age of 65.

Here’s a little secret…we are not here to strengthen the status quo, we are here to move mountains. We are here to share our talents and gifts with humanity because this is what creates evolution – emotional, spiritual, global, personal. And…we do not have to give up abundance to do it. In fact, when we are following our bliss there is no limit to what we can create.

 I think Michael Beckwith says it best in this video  – “Everyone is here to find their little way to stretch the mind of humanity…you may be the person who creates a movement.” 

Yes you can do what you love AND make money – no shit.

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Me with one of my commissioned murals for a restaurant in South Carolina.

Twelve years ago I was a freelance artist but my business skills were crap and I had no confidence. What I did have was a 5-year-old boy who needed to be fed, everyday. So, I put down my brushes and picked up the want ads. A few years and a few jobs later I found myself in the position of Vice President of a Public Relations firm.

Then, twelve months ago, I had a melt down.  My authentic self ( who had been buried deep inside for 12 years! ) said “NO MORE! LET ME OUT OF HERE!” – I popped.  Long story short, I decided to enroll in a self guided program, recommended by a friend, that literally changed my life. I figured out what I wanted and got clear on how to get there. I left the job I hated and started my own art and creative interiors business – the right way this time. (Senn City Studio – website coming, I promise!)

I AM doing what I love with success, finally! And the best part is I am making a good living doing it.  I want you to know it is possible to follow and live your bliss.

Christine Kane, one of my mentors, who created the program I did last year, is providing a free conference  call coming up on  March 1st where she is going to share specific steps to gaining success even when times seem uncertain. I’m proof that her programs work and if you know me and my story, then you know it’s true.

Click this link HERE  to learn more about the call. See you there!