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If you trust yourself the Universe will trust you!

The Universe is truly amazing and the power of connection and energy continues to blow my mind!

Once again this is another perfect example of the Universe working its Power and Magic and collectively gathering women who have the intention and purpose of living in truth and teaching others how to do the same by sharing their stories and their vulnerability!

When I was invited to be part of this book, I immediately knew intuitively the right publisher had found me and I trusted from the first email!

I had put the intention out in the universe about a year prior and it’s not by chance the opportunity showed up when it did!

I knew I would meet other authors and that they would be sharing their stories but I had know idea who!

When it was revealed who all my co-authors were I was blown away at the alignment the purpose and the power at all of these beautiful powerful women all uniquely different but energetically a strong similar vibration and intention!

My teaching to others is “Trusting your Intuition!”, and you can’t teach something until you have a strong practice with yourself first.

I am joyful at the trusting on this project! I don’t believe there are any coincidences and it is obvious and clear here, the energy behind this collaboration is for the greater good to inspire and raise the vibration of consciousness through sharing our own vulnerability and personal journeys!

Let your intuition always be in alignment with your truth and it will never guide you wrong!

With much love and gratitude,
Anne Marie

Why the Word “Try” is Banned in Our Home

How often do you find yourself using the word TRY?

Are you feeling stuck creating your online business? Are you struggling to move forward? If you want to make a change in your health, business or happiness you can’t just TRY. You either DO or DON’T.

In this week’s Podcast of The Lisa Pezik Show – Lisa shares how to get out of that grey area and gives you 3 alternatives to the word TRY. How to #MaketheDecision , set direct dates and deadlines and have definitiveness, to level up in your business and personal life.

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How to Charge What You’re Worth

Are you ready to start an online business or become an online course creator?

Watch this video to help you understand how to charge what you are worth and what kind of consulting fees you should be adding.. it’s so much more than “billable hours.”

Need a sales cheat sheet? This free download helps you position your value so you have no worry about what to charge.

What if Social Media Blew Up, Would Your Business Survive?

Did the Facebook-Instagram crash put you into a panic? Do you have other channels set up in your business to connect with your clients and audience?

Learn how important it is for your business to have other channels set up that you have more control over. In this week’s Facebook Live episode – Business Tip of the Week – Lisa begins her NEW weekly series – Lunch with Lisa – a place for you to come to get YOUR questions answered. This week Lisa talked about the impact of the Facebook/Instagram crash earlier in March.

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3 Ways to Overcome Failure

Are you feeling stuck creating your online business? Are you struggling to move forward? In this week’s Podcast of The Lisa Pezik Show – Lisa shares how important it is to invest the time in planning – understanding when to invest the time and when to invest the money to build your business.

Her podcast, #TheLisaPezikShow exceeds the industry standard in listeners, and she’s spoken about online business at various conferences in London England, Santa Barbara California, Houston Texas, and Toronto Ontario. Audiences say that Lisa has fiery inspiration, contagious energy, relatable stories, and to-the-point strategies that always hit the mark. Lisa has masterminded with #BrendonBurchard , #BoEason, and worked with #RogerLove.

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10 Best Reasons to Get Published NOW

  1. Fulfill Your Dream of being a Published Author – Many people hold the dream of being published. Have you been told “you should write a book”? Do you have a message that is intriguing, inspiring, or entertaining? Do you feel it is your purpose to help others, and do you feel your life is a great example of what to do or what not to do in life? Many people hold the dream of getting published – and it’s probably 50/50 as to how many people allow themselves to fulfill this dream. Your dreams are here for a reason – don’t let your dreams stay dreams.
  2. Share Your Story – Everyone has a story to tell. Heck, you’ve lived a lot of life and you’ve learned lots of lessons along the way. Much of what you’ve lived may be inspirational, motivational, educational, and perhaps even entertaining for someone to read. Maybe it’s your purpose to share your story for the benefit of others. Maybe it’s their purpose to hear it. Maybe, in sharing your story, you’re doing what you were born to do. And maybe, just maybe, your story will make a difference in the lives of those who read it.
  3. Reach & Teach More People – Do you consider yourself a teacher, trainer, mentor, or coach? Is that part of what your business or practice is about? Are you here to enlighten others and help them grow? Are you here to assist people in making their lives better? Books help you reach more people than you already do when you’re in the same space with them sharing your lessons and message. Books are shared, saved, and read over and over again. They are used as references and guides. Your story and the lessons you share in your published book, will reach people you may never even know about, so by getting published you’ll be doing an even greater service to the world than you can imagine.
  4. Automatic Credibility & Credentials – Published authors position themselves as experts in their field. Not everyone has the wherewithal to write a book or to share their story in a published anthology. Imagine all the speakers you’ve listened to who are published authors. Think about the published authors who are interviewed on talk shows, on summits, or in a panel at a conference. Being a published author, or a bestselling author provides immediate and recognizable credibility. You will have the esteemed credential of “published author” to use on your business card, in your bio, on your website, in your signature. Does this matter? You bet it does. Notice how often you see this and what it means to you about the person who holds this credential.
  5. Increase Your Influence – Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. Who do you want to influence? How many peoples’ lives do you want to touch? How do you want to make your mark on people and the planet? Being a published author helps you do this in a bigger, broader way than not being published.
  6. More & Better Speaking Engagements – Do you love to get in front of people and share your message? Do you consider yourself a teacher, trainer, healer, or messenger of hope and inspiration? Think of the many people you have listened to at a conference or a meeting, and think of how many of them were published authors? It’s because published authors have more credibility and people listen differently to someone who has been published than to someone who does not hold this distinction. As a speaker, you can attract more potential clients to you.
  7. More Targeted Prospective Clients – When you share your story in a book, you are attracting people to you. Your written words have power and energy and as people read them, they’ll want to know more about you – perhaps, they’ll even want to work with you. They’ll visit our website or YouTube channel or follow you on facebook. Your vibe attracts your tribe, and so does your book. Do you want more clients? Write a book or share your story in an anthology book.
  8. Posterity, Legacy – What message do you want the world to hear if even when you’re no longer living here to tell it? A book lives on in print longer than the author does. Look at your bookshelf – are all the authors still living? I imagine, if you’re like me, you have plenty of books by authors who have passed whose messages of mastery still live on in their books. Many of these messages are timeless. Is yours? Will your message and lessons help people in 10, 20, or 50 years from now? Will your grandkids who you haven’t even met yet benefit from your message? Will throngs of young entrepreneurs or healers learn from you even when you’re not here? What legacy will you leave?
  9. Make Money – You make money when you sell your books; this happens through direct sales from your inventory as well as through royalties from your publisher. You also make money when you use your book to get in front of prospective clients – In fact, this is the real way all non-fiction authors make most of their money. It is in using your book as the ultimate marketing tool that it is.
  10. The World Needs Your Story – Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you’ve lived through, overcome, and learned what you did for some higher purpose that is way bigger than just you? Do you think other people will benefit from your story, lessons, and message. Then you owe it to yourself to start writing, start talking, and stop waiting for the right time to do it. The truth is that right now is the right time for sharing your truth. If you lived it and learned from it, then sharing it is exactly what the world needs you to do. Imagine all the people you can help with your story. Don’t let your story die inside you. You lived it for a reason, and someone is waiting to hear it.
    About Powerful You! Publishing – We’ve helped more than 300 women become published authors. If you have a story or message that will inspire, empower, encourage, and motivate others, then we want to help you do it. Please reach out to us. Getting published is faster, easier, and more valuable than you think – and complete, professional publishing services are more affordable than you imagine. Get published now with Powerful You! Publishing.

How Poise and Good Posture Can Help Your Career

There are countless ways our careers can be helped with improved poise and good posture.  Whether it is how we conduct ourselves in a job interview, talk with a client in person or on the phone, give a presentation, or network, the way we carry and hold tension in our bodies can determine if we are putting the people we are interacting with at ease, or drawing them into our own tense state.

How we balance ourselves through life speaks volumes about how we manage our thoughts and actions. Most people don’t think about their poise or posture when communicating with others.  However, take a moment to think about someone that you know who moves with exceptional ease and agility.  Does their lightness illuminate their surroundings? Now take a moment to think of someone you’ve encountered who seems stiff and seemingly immobile.  Do they bring weight and heaviness to the room? Which of these individuals would you prefer to portray?

Moving with ease requires balance. Poise can be viewed as an expression of how we use our bodies. It suggests an active fluidity in our body use.  As we move through life, we encounter an abundance of stimuli that can often stress our nervous system and impact the way we respond.  This can quickly throw us off balance and create tension in our bodies.

Repeatedly feeling stressed and performing regular activities with tension result in what appears to be a fixed state of our bodies. We often refer to this state as our posture. You may have glanced over at a co-worker and noticed that they are sitting slumped over in their chair. You might have also caught yourself doing the same thing. Perhaps you’ve even noticed how short the necks of some bodybuilders are, or a protruding arch that some dancers carry with their backs. These types of postural positioning are the result of years of misuse of the body. They are the outcome of not paying attention to the body while sitting, standing or carrying out an activity. Our posture is the physical manifestation of our thoughts, actions and most importantly–our daily habits.

Our poise and posture can either lift us up, or pull us down; they can help eliminate tension or create it. A study  published in Health Psychology, found that posture has a direct influence on stress responses. Namely, adopting upright seated posture in the face of stress helps maintain self-esteem and increase positive mood compared to a slumped posture. Furthermore, participants with a slumped posture used more negative emotion and sad words. Not surprisingly, the study suggests that sitting upright may  help build resilience to stress.

When engaging with prospective clients, making a good first impression is a pivotal moment. We strive to appear calm and collected, but sometimes our stress and nerves get the better of us.  In trying to appear confident, we often do things that give the opposite impression. We might lift our chests up and arch our backs thinking that it makes us look more confident or convincing. But what that position actually does is create tension and stiffness. It also restricts our breathing and makes it difficult to speak.  Likewise, using space with nervous energy looks contrived. Working the room with big gestures, walking around to try and take up space are empty attempts of wanting ‘to show’ who you are rather than ‘be’ who you are.

The Alexander Technique is a method that is used to help us recognize what we are doing that is hindering our growth and potential.  It is widely used by performers and presenters in various trades to improve performance and enhance their careers.

So often my Alexander Technique students have asked me what they should be doing with their bodies when they present or perform.  What should they do with their hands? Where should they move? Should they sit, stand, walk around?  My answer is the same for everyone: rather than look around yourself for things to do, look within yourself for what you should not do.  What does that mean?  It means that rather than try to be a circus clown and entertain superficially, the real connection with an audience happens when you find that poise–the balance– within yourself.

The notion of doing less to achieve more is also consistent with an article from Forbes about powerful body language. In situations where you want to maximize your authority, minimize your movements. The article suggests that taking a deep breath, bringing gestures down to waist level, and pausing before making a key point, help you appear more calm and contained, which in turn make you look more powerful.

The next time you want to impress, think about doing much, much less.  If you don’t know how to do less, begin by thinking about your body as a whole.  Don’t focus on doing things, instead, think about not doing them.  Rather than roam around the room, think about your feet. Are they rooted into the ground?  If they are, you don’t need to roam.  Trees never cease to impress with their grandeur. They do nothing but stand tall and still.

In order to know how we come across to others, we must first recognize our behaviors.  The next time you have a presentation or interview, practice in front of a mirror or with a video recording.  Rather than criticize yourself and nitpick about superficial things, pay attention to your poise and posture. Is your head leaning more towards one side? What about your shoulders? Are they pulled too far back, thus making your torso shorter? What about your neck, is it strained? What is this body language communicating to others?

Try this exercise again by speaking to the mirror or recording while imagining that your neck is free of tension.  Imagine your head pulling you up towards the ceiling. Relax your shoulders without collapsing your chest. Talking with less tension in your body will set the tone for how people will perceive you.

The awareness of unwanted habits is the first step to changing them.  The next step is finding a professional that specializes in teaching how to stop repeating these habits so that you can exude calmness, confidence and fluidity in your personal and professional life.

To get more information about performance coaching, click here.

For a list of Alexander Technique teachers in your area, click here.

STOP CHASING YOUR ZEN…it’s right in front of you.

Do you think God/Spirit/Source is ever confused or overwhelmed? Do you think s/he/it gets worried and anxious about health, relationships, or finances? Then why in the world do we?

If we are indeed made in the image and likeness of God, as we’re told, then we, too, have a divine center, a peaceful calm at the core of our soul that is accessible anytime we stop and remember to connect.

The famous Zen saying, “Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water; after Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water” is a simple reminder that we can transform any task, whether we love it or not, into a calming meditation, an opportunity to breathe, reflect and connect. Even the laundry. Or carpool. Or mundane business tasks.

Each day, as you wake, and before you begin the noisy, busy and possibly insane day that comes along with 21st century living, force yourself to be still.

You see, the most important tool to keep things moving (in the direction you want, most of the time) is to actually take a few minutes to be still. Let’s repeat that: In order to keep things MOVING you must be STILL. What in the world does that mean? It means get out of bed in the morning, sit somewhere, and practice being STILL and SILENT.

“Well what do I do during that time?” you may ask. NOTHING. Listen to the silence, to the space between your thoughts. “BUT WHY?” you may ask. BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE YOUR ANSWERS LIE. They do NOT lie in the busyness of your day. They do not lie in DOING more. Everything you’re looking for – ideas, decisions, clarity – will sort themselves out if you simply stop long enough to BE STILL and QUIET at the beginning of each day.

I encourage you to find your version of quiet and stillness, whether it’s simple breathing, formal meditation, or traditional prayer. It doesn’t matter what it looks like. Just do it. Your Zen is waiting.

No Balance = No Satisfaction, No Success

Tired of chasing success & satisfaction? Not sure what you’re doing wrong?

Our research shows that most women are following the wrong strategies as they work tirelessly to achieve success and satisfaction. In fact, our studies reveal that most of you are working against yourselves. Ouch!

When you follow your proper human design strategy, and you make sure that your Mind, Body & Spirit are all strong and in alignment, then you’ll start experiencing the results you envision with less effort. I know this firsthand, as I’ve been personally experimenting all year, and am eager to share this info it with you!

Consider this:

Your mind can be the LEAST HELPFUL tool in your toolbox unless you know how to train it and control the negative thinking that overtakes it. When you use it for your benefit, it’s quite powerful, but most people simply rehash the same negative thinking over and over, and then expect their life/business situation to change. Get a handle on your mind, and you’re much closer to achieving your goals.

But that’s not all –

Your body is Command Central for your entire life.

And while we know we need it to exist – it literally supports us – often we either ignore or even abuse it. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You’re a spiritual being in a human body,” and so your body (often called “the body temple”) enables your Spirit to exist and move freely through life. It provides you with not only needed energy to live your day powerfully, it’s also one of the best decision-making tools on the planet. Think about how many times you’ve said “It doesn’t feel right” or “Yes, that feels like a good idea.” The only place we actually feel things is within our bodies, which provides invaluable wisdom and knowledge. However, if you’re disconnected from it, you’ll miss these precious signs.

Some wonder how in the world Spirit can help in business. First of all, when we say “Spirit,” we’re referring to something you cannot see, that is larger than you, that you can access for support. To you that may be “God,” “Nature,” “Universal Intelligence,” “Jesus,” Buddha,” etc. What you call it does not matter; what matters is that you call upon it. Plugging into this Source provides access to intuition, resourcefulness, serendipity, flow and trust. It’s like connecting your electrical cord to the outlet in the wall; instantly you’re provided with power, energy, and flow.

If you’re feeling out of balance, or you’re not sure what’s wrong, take our quick Something’s Missing Quiz to find out. At the end you’ll get a bonus First Aid Kit customized to help you strengthen whatever’s off in your system.


When to Break the Rules

breakrules-300x290A few questions for you:

Where have you been following the rules – in life or in business – even though there’s a part of you that knows it’s not good for you?

What have you been doing that just doesn’t FEEL right, even if:

1. Everyone else is doing it or

2. Some highly respected authority tells you, you should?

For me, 2016 has been a year of rule breaking. Of shedding the yoke of indoctrination and walking away from “proven” systems that I’m told will lead me to my pot of gold.

See, the rules I was following made me feel like I was standing on a street corner, wearing a chicken suit, hawking my wares. To me, this whole internet marketing thing feels like it’s one big Kmart Blue Light Special.

Can anyone relate?

That’s how I’ve felt for a while now, especially when I’ve followed what the “experts” say I should do.

chickenSo instead, I’ve removed the shackles, turned within, and discovered what really lights me up and feels authentic and I’m building my business/life from THAT place instead. Now, don’t get me wrong – from time to time we need expert advice for things we actually don’t know how to do – but then we must take the crucial step of making sure those steps feel in alignment with who we are. Otherwise you’re just wearing the chicken suit.

If you feel you’re working way too hard following all the rules and you still can’t find your pot of gold, then rest assured there’s a MUCH EASIER way to go about building your life/business.

To Breaking the Rules!

Let’s get you firing on ALL pistons, so that you not only survive the fickle tides of the marketplace, but you also create the sacred business & life that you deserve.


Tired of chasing success & satisfaction? Not sure what you’re doing wrong?

The Something’s Missing Quiz will reveal exactly why you may be feeling frustrated or bitter about your business/life.Answer a few brief questions to find out where you’re off/what’s wrong, and then receive a customized First Aid Kit that will help you tweak a few things to create more satisfaction and success.

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