what pinterest taught me about my business.

At the end of last year, I picked my word for 2013. It was shine.

Then, at the first of January, my dear friend Hannah Marcotti came to teach at Teahouse (wow - that feels like a lifetime ago!) and stayed with me for a few days. In those few days, we talked and talked and talked: about life and relationships and love and business. About my biz and where I wanted it to be. I started putting together a vision book (based on her teahouse workshop) for what I wanted out of my year.

And I kept coming back to the word "shine."

After Hannah left, I created a new board on Pinterest. I called it Sparkle & Shine.

I didn't think much about this board at first, just that I was pinning things that would help me shine. That would help me remember who I am, that would help me remember what I wanted out of this life of mine.

And I kept pinning. I kept finding more things to put on this board and share with the world. Not just inspirational prints, but sayings and reminders of my life philosophy - that being true to yourself is the first step toward being happy. That life isn't perfect, but staying rooted in who you are will help you get through anything. That cool points don't mean anything as an adult. That the experience of your life is what matters the most.

That so much of our individual happiness comes down to choice. And personal responsibility. And unapologetic action.

Which brings us to last month. I was doing a 1-on-1 session with one of my Glitterbomb participants and was telling her a secret about my work: that everyone comes to coaching to change their lives, but what I do is help them reach more into themselves. To be more them. To settle down into the grounded, version of who they really are. 

I help people shine. 

And with the shining comes the confidence to go after what you want - whether it's a new job, or a new relationship, or a successful business. And the resilience to brush yourself off when things don't work out the first time. And to speak up for yourself and for the people you care about. 

With the shining comes this crazy, inspired, awesome level of giving a shit about your life. And where you're going. 

And taking control of getting yourself from point A to point B. 

{It's more powerful than any resume makeover, I'll tell you that.}

The moral here: 

It all takes time. Running a business, finding your voice, getting to the heart of what you do all takes time. When I first started, I thought I needed to have the answers right away, so I created some. And then once they were created, I stuck with them because I don't want to be flakey and change things all the time. 

But it was the act of doing that taught me what I do. It was the showing up every day and helping people that showed me how I realy help people. It was the time spent doing the work that helped me realize where my true gifts to the world are. 

What it means to you: 

Get out there and start doing. If you're dreaming of having a business of your own, hop to it. Even before you have it all figured out. Before you have all the answers. Don't spend your time trying to find the answers. Spend it doing. The answers will come. I promise. 

{Big exhale here}

These have been a long-time in the making, but I'm thrilled to introduce my new one-on-one coaching offering: The Shine Sessions. 

If you're tired of feeling stagnant in your life and are ready to make shit happen, this is for you. 

If you're wondering where the magical-you version of yourself went and how to get her back, this is for you. 

If you're ready and willing to dig in and start living life on your own terms, this is SO for you. 

You + me. 3 months. Radical Transformation. It is possible. 

Click here for more information, and heads up!: I'm only opening up 5 sessions right now, so get 'em while they're hot! This is the only 1-on-1 offering I'll be making until post-baby-time, and I'm planning to stop my client work at the end of December which means we'll need to start in October. Which means that it's time to do this. 

Which means what are you waiting for, Gorgeous?