Are you Type-A?

Type-A Zen

Are you highly driven and ambitious? An over-acheiver? Do you have perfectionist tendencies? Do some of your friends call you a litte crazy? You are probably Type-A. And, I would love to hear from you.

I am currently doing a little more research for my forthcoming book, Type-A Zen, and your feedback can help shape the book. I might even contact you to use some of your story in the book.

I know you are super-busy, so feel free to answer as many (or as few) of the questions as possible. I appreciate any input. xx

Click here to take the survey!

Much love  & gratitude.

xx,

Dawn

 

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Wake up! And set your soul on fire….

“Who is the real girl?” he asked.

“Huh? I’m trying to tell you,” I replied, a little confused by the question. “I’m a mother and a wife, and I run a small tech business that has grown really fast these past couple of years, and ….”

“No, no, no. Who is the real girl, though? And, why are you here today?”

At first, I felt myself getting a tiny bit annoyed. Wasn’t he listening? But, that annoyance quickly turned into humbled reverence. I gulped as I realized my uncertainty on exactly how to answer that simple question. I mean, I thought I knew who I was. But, did I really anymore? Lost inside my roles of mother, wife and CEO (to name a few), was I really tapped in to my truth and higher purpose? It was in that holy instant that I felt an awakening stir inside of me. Who was the real girl??

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Change is in the Air. How to Navigate with Love.

I recently posted on my Facebook and Instagram that I had taken a short hiatus from writing (due to some big changes going down).

I was finally sitting down to write – (hooray!) But, wouldn’t it figure that I had encountered a serious case of writer’s block?? I’m usually pretty good at working through such blockages, but was just feeling blah and super un-inspired that night.  I decided to put it out there in social land to see if any of my readers had a topic that they were itching to read more about. It’s the old “when you’re feeling helpless, help someone” — a powerful gesture that never fails to shift the energy.
My readers are rockstars and did not fail to deliver.  One suggested that I write about change – not necessarily the specific changes I’m going through at the moment — just navigating change in general.  (She also confided that she was going through some big changes of her own – so we were on the same wavelength).  Another shared that whenever writer’s block happens to her, she actually writes something she needs for her own healing. (She went on to say that she had a block last for 6 years (wow!)  FInally, she wrote an article to help heal her 12 year-old self and it actually helped heal a lot of other people too.

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Run Your Day Like a BOSS!

 

Do you run your day or does your day run you? If you’re like most people, time slips away. In this overly techy world, distractions are constantly coming at us. It’s almost impossible to stay focused and tackle our endless to-do list. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, and get more done. If you missed the live Run Your Day Like a boss! event, no worries. You can still get access to the recording below!  I share my best tips on how I run multiple businesses & still make family, fun & self-care a priority.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A unique and highly-effective goal setting system
  • How to stay uber motivated and connected to your passion
  • To virtually eliminate distractions
  • Cultivate intense mindfulness
  • And, create a rockin’ accountability system to keep you on task
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Bad days. Nobody is immune to them. I, for one, am no stranger to stressful situations in life. As an entrepreneur who has navigated the ups and downs of the business world whilst raising a young family, I have felt both the ecstatic rewards and the “oh my god, this is so hard!” of my reality.

During the tough times, the “type A” in me wants to control the outcome and is not satisfied with anything less than perfection. But the “zen” in me says, “Chill out, lady!” Luckily, she mostly calls the shots these days. She realizes that each struggle is an opportunity to learn and to grow fully into who we’re meant to be. Each disappointment is a life test. We’re constantly being asked, “How bad do you really want this?” Instead of allowing feelings of defeat to set in, we must allow the subtle guidance of the Universe to lead the way. Instead of resisting and controlling, we must go with the flow.

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The Power of Breathe: Pranayama Conscious Breathing

After a few weeks off (more on that soon – busy bee) I’m excited to share a new Mindful Monday with you today.  In this episode, I share a simple yet powerful technique that you can access anytime and anywhere that is going to allow you to step fully into your power.  Our breathe is something that we often take for granted, but it is literally our life force.  Without our next breathe, we cease to exist.  We’re never really taught how to breathe, though.  (Because it’s so natural, right?) But, focused breathe can get us through tough times, it can take us from stress to calm, it can help us become more focused, grounded, centered, happy. All good things, right?  And, it’s easier than you think. Check out the video to learn some easy breathe work and mantra to elevate your mind, body, and spirit.  These are the same breathing techniques used in yoga and meditation, but they are super beneficial in everyday life.

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Business & LIfe Coaching for Ambitious Women EntrepreneursWhen I first took the scary plunge of quitting my job and starting my own company back in 2008, I recall not really knowing exactly what I was doing. I mean, I had tons of experience in sales & marketing, but the whole rest of how-to-run-a-business was all brand spanking new to me. I had passion and heart and let it lead the way. But, I had a lot to figure out. And, I took my sweet time looking over the edge of that cliff before I finally dove in.  I was about to take a serious crash course in business and life.

Although surrounded by a great network of supportive friends and family, we didn’t always talk in great detail about my business ventures. Totally understandable. It’s not that exciting of a topic to someone on the outside.  Still, I craved a posse that would not only take interest in business conversation, but totally “get” me on that level.  I needed some peeps that I could open up to about my fears as well as share my successes.  I desired support, understanding, and to be heard.

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Run your day like a boss!

Click  here to sign up for the free tele-seminar on August 15th, 2014 @ 12pm: Time Management Tips & Strategies: How to run your day instead of letting your day run you!

If you’re like most of my readers, you probably find yourself juggling many passions & priorities in your life: career, family, & personal growth … all whilst rockin’ the world.  You have big dreams and aspirations, after all. But, despite your Monday Morning Brain Dumpsuper-hero visions, you’re allotted the same 24 hours each day as the rest of us.  And, frankly, sometimes it’s just not enough!

The struggle is real. And, I can totally relate. Running two businesses and raising two young daughters, I’ve often wished for a cloning machine so that I could get twice as much done.  My husband scoffed at that idea (he says one of me is plenty) :) So, instead, I’ve had to adopt some systems and practices over the years to maximize precious time and get more done. This means more intent & focus, less time stressing, more time writing, enjoying life, and reaping the sweet reward of accomplishing what was set out to do. Pretty magical.

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(This is one of my articles that was recently published on Huffington Post and has since received over 11k likes on Facebook alone.  So happy that these words have resonated with so many! In case you missed it, I wanted to share on my personal site as well! xx)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That’s the good news. It’s also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy thunderstorm, we become super-attractors… bringing in even more bad energy. These toxic habits can steal the joy right out from under our nose… and nobody wants that. However, once we identify the joy blockers in our lives, we can work on creating new habits which bring more positive energy to us. Here are a few of the biggest offenders and how to overcome them.

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Did you know that, on average, we check our smart phones 150 times per day?  If we average 16 waking hours per day, that’s 9.4 times per hour, or approximately every 6 minutes. Crazy, right?! How on earth can we get anything done with that sort of distraction in our life?? It’s difficult, if not impossible, to stay mindful and in the present moment when we are so pre-occupied with what’s going on with our emails, text messages, and social media feeds.

I guarantee that nobody on their death bed has ever said, “If only I had more likes on Facebook” or “I wish I had spent more time watching other people live their lives online.”  No way!  As a matter fact, the typical sayings are more “I wish I had worked less, played more, spent more time with friends and family.”  This is what life is all about … not a lit up screen!

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