How To Make The Right Decision

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Yes or no? Stay together or break up? Change careers or stay put?

Oh the discomfort of feeling stuck in indecision!

We try to figure out the best decision – analyzing all data – thinking hard about what to do – running lists of pros and cons in our heads.

Is it really possible to know the best choice to make before we’ve even made it?

Rather than wading in agony, debating what to choose, JUST CHOOSE. Make a choice and align your energy with what you choose.

Rather than worrying about making the right choice, make a choice and then make it the right one.

The Universe will give you feedback along the way to drive you to the next stage of your life.

Surrender the decision and ask to be guided. Make a decision on what feels most aligned and then JUMP. Don’t look back, just go.

The net will not appear until you jump, free fall, flail, calm down and suddenly…it will catch you.

Don’t stay in the stagnant energy of indecision – it will get you nowhere.

There’s no such thing as a wrong decision…as long as you choose something and line up with it in faith.

Certainly there are ways to center yourself to be sure you make a choice from a peaceful, fearless place. Turn to meditation, mindfulness, mantra. Become the awareness so that you aren’t victim of your thoughts. Your mind will offer you a million thoughts per second to keep you from choosing anything at all. Calm yourself first then decide.

I made a week long video series with PopExpert to help you do exactly that. Learn to wake up with a practice that will connect you deeply to your Intuition and creativity. (link this to the sales page?)

Shine bright. Love big. Find Freedom.

Loving you from here,
Ryan

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Expert Insights: Marcey Rader on How To Level-Up Your Productivity

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Name: Marcey Rader

Expertise: Productivity

What inspires you to teach/coach people? I believe that as a society we wear the wrong badges – badges of little sleep, working long hours, a giant inbox and too little time. I want to help people get to what matters most by helping them work smarter and be healthier. I want them to Work Well so they can Play More!

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? I can’t really pick just one mentor but reading the book The Power of Less was what first got me interested in productivity. My business coach, Megan J. Huber was a great mentor to me in helping me figure out the direction I wanted to take in the first year of my business.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Hire a business coach. You may be an expert in your area but that doesn’t mean you are expected to be an expert in marketing and business.

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick? I would learn from Tim Ferris. I have followed him since his first book and love how his mind works.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? I think it is much more productive. Besides not having commute time, people are less likely to get distracted. Also, as opposed to a phone call, you can tell when a person is not paying attention and there eyes are scanning their computer screen because they are reading their email!

Debbie Gioquindo on the Wonders of Wine

debbie-gioquindoName: Debbie Gioquindo, CSW, WLS

Expertise: Wine

What inspires you to teach/coach people? Wine is complicated and I don’t want people to be intimidated by it.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? Michael Migliore from Whitecliff Vineyards. I learned all about the process of making wine from him. Working in the field to blending the finished product. You always have to be thinking about what comes next.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Network with others in your field. People love to share experience and advice.

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick? Gina Gallo

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? It’s personal when you meet clients over video. It brings people together as if you are sitting having coffee, (okay a glass of wine) together, even though you might be on different ends of the world.

Expert Insights: Christa Shelton on Lifestyle Design

christa-sheltonName: Christa Shelton

Expertise: Vegan Health Coaching

What inspires you to teach/coach people? I am passionate about helping others achieve their absolute best in life.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? My mother- she always taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Design a plan and execute it daily.

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick? That’s a hard one, there are several people I’d love to spend an hour learning from, but I’ll go with Oprah Winfrey.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? It makes the interaction much more personal than over the phone and there are no limitations, meaning I can coach wherever the client may be in the world. It’s the next best thing to an in person coaching session.

Expert Insights: Abby Marks Beale on How to Learn Better

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Name: Abby Marks Beale

Expertise: Personal and professional productivity and America’s #1 Speed Reading Expert

What inspires you to teach/coach people? I used to HATE to read! When I was in college, I thought I was the slowest reader in the world and chose not to read any more than I had to. Then after college I learned some simple strategies for getting to the heart of any reading material without wasting a lot of time or energy. That was 25 years ago and I continue to be passionate about sharing these “secrets” with those who are interested! I have added other topics in the arena of time and email management and work-life balance. All necessary skills for feeling satisfied at the end of every day.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? I have learned from many people, through motivational speeches, books, articles and through networking. I have this incredible desire to be knowledgeable about many things and I enjoy listening or reading anyone’s words who make sense and resonate with my passions.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again! There is no one best way to make it in business but you are guaranteed never to succeed if you don’t keep trying!

If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick?
Again, there are many I would love to learn from! I wouldn’t turn down any opportunity from anyone in my areas of passion who have made in roads or are successful.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? I love to see their faces and to be able to show them physically what better reading looks like. It personalizes it. It’s the next best thing to being there

Expert Insights: Ronii Bartles on How to Find Your Niche

expert-insightsName: Ronii Bartles

Expertise: Operations Marketing/Branding

What inspires you to teach/coach people? The Ah-ha moment. The look in people’s eyes when they get it and it all clicks. When I work with clients I feel like I preach, preach, preach but I love it when 6 months or a year later we are having a cocktail at happy hour and they are talking about a project they are working on and how the other parties involved just don’t get it and they look at me and say, “they need you”. Its because they get it now and I have taught them well.

Who was one of your most influential mentors and what’s one of the most important lessons you learned from them? One of my bosses (the Senior Partner) at a marketing research company I worked for (who is still my client). He founded the company on his own and grew it to an 11 person company. He told me one time that in any business you need a finder, minder and grinder. That no one person can truly be all 3 and you need to find people’s natural strengths for one of those 3 areas and you will all be successful together.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in your field? Niche into a special skill and then do it better than anyone else. Having a general knowledge of your field is great but having a special skill makes you more in demand, you can charge more and is a more concise message for potential clients to comprehend.


If you could pick one person to spend an hour learning from (they could be anywhere in the world) who would you pick?
Oprah. With an empire like that she must superior time management skills and drive. I’d like some of that.

What are the benefits of meeting clients over live video? You can see the expression on their face in real time and I can see when they are comprehending what I’m trying to teach. I get to see that ah-ha moment.