Monthly Archives: July 2017

School’s Out – Forever?

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“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

~Anonymous


I went to the local Staples store this past week and saw school supplies everywhere. My first reaction, as I stopped dead in my tracks, was…

OMG…is summer already over? I haven’t even wore my swim suit yet!

Of course, once I recollected my composure, I started to walk up and down the aisles like a kid in a candy store. I don’t know what it is about office and school supplies, but I love how they fill the racks with splashes of color. I’m fascinated with the various versions of pens, pencils, and sticky notes. How many version do you really need of these items? OK I confess…

I have more colors of pens and sticky notes than I care to admit.

This week I became fascinated with the end shelf full of notebooks at the local Staples store. I’m not a notebook girl (as I like plan paper – better to doddle with), but I love the choice of colors, pictures and messages that are appearing this year. Messages of living your life on your own terms, being unapologetically yourself, connecting with our spirit animals, and finding your tribe.

All of these supplies and visuals, make me want to go back to school and explore a new subject, dream a new dream, and discover the “good vibe” tribe.

What is the “good vibe” tribe? To me this means…people that are moving towards their dreams one step at a time. Not in the grandiose “big” splash sense, but the diligent, one day at a time approach. Yes, there are detours, pot holes, speed bumps, and the occasional road closed signs, but that doesn’t stop this tribe. Because in reality, the “good vibe” tribe recognizes that every day there is the opportunity to end a chapter, dream a new dream, and start a new chapter.


Are you ready to explore new subjects, dream a new dream, and discover the “good vibe” tribe? Please take my brief 5 question survey to see if any of these programs resonate with you.

Can’t wait until the programs are ready? Schedule a free 30 minute “Exploratory” guided meditation session where you will discover your next inspired step towards creating a life and a business you love.


 Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week: This week we make a pit stop at the Guide Station.

Ask yourself…

  •  When do I try to do it alone vs. asking for help?
  • What stops me from asking for help? Do I think asking for help means I’m weak, inadequate, less desirable, helpless, inferior, or any other derogatory label that comes to mind.
  • If I stopped and asked for help, knowing that there were no strings attached, what would I ask for? Directions, nourishment, connection, selfcare, etc.

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


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Robin Rosenstiel

I guide heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers towards designing and creating lives and livelihoods they love!

 


 

Pot Holes, Speed Bumps, and Detours

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“On the road of life, you can’t get off the exit ramp without some bumps and roadblocks – and a few detours.”

~Oprah


This has been the year of pot holes, speed bumps, and detours. What do I mean by this? I start moving forward with creating a new life and business for myself and then something happens which makes me sit back and question myself and my decisions. Questioning my own decisions is one of my favorite pastimes (especially at 3am in the morning). However this year, the questioning has become a 24×7 activity as I move into uncharted territory (new company/new position, Kent Emporium/Fish Tank, coaching/web business, etc.).

What am I questioning?

  • Is this the road to freedom or a detour to just another version of the past?
  • Why am I going down this road? Maybe I should just stop and settle.
  • Why is this so hard? Others tell me how they make $20k monthly.
  • Why am I feeling so tired and overwhelmed? Maybe I’m not cut out for this.

Even Thursday morning, more pot holes and speed bumps appeared while I was at the Cincinnati airport. I forgot my cell phone at the ticket counter (pot hole – the result of a restless night of sleep). I get into the shortest x-ray line and as I put my luggage on the conveyor, the conveyor breaks down and I’m forced to merge into the other line where there is a new x-ray technician that is going as slow as molasses (speed bump). And then the kicker…as I get to the gate, I’m informed that the flight has been delayed by 2 hours due to weather in Chicago.

REALLY?!?!?!? REALLY?!?!??! REALLY?!?!?

A latte, a tea, and an oatmeal later, I board the airplane to Chicago. As I settle into my airplane seat, the pilot made an announcement…

“Due to bad weather in Chicago, we are going to take a 15 minute detour north over Grand Rapids, with the goal of missing the storm.”

And then it hit me.

Maybe pot holes, speed bumps, and detours are a good thing because they wake us up and stop us from going into an unnecessary storms!

The truth is, I’ve looking at this topsy turvy year from the glass half-empty perspective. An old “never ending story of doom and gloom” that closely resembles the Chicken Little – Sky Is Falling story. As I stepped back and looked at the bigger picture, I realized that the sky is not falling, but getting bigger. I’m learning new things which are taking me outside of my comfort zone and as a result I’m stretching and growing. These pot holes, speed bumps, and detours are not here to sabotage and derail me, but to actually remove the baggage and the limiting beliefs that are holding me back from taking the next step.

Are you questioning the pot holes, speed bumps, and detours in your life and business? Schedule a 20 minute “Exploratory” session to discover your next inspired step towards creating a life and a business you love.


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

route-freedom-facebookHere is where you can…

Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week:  What does Freedom Highway look like to you this week? Ask yourself…

  • Where are you seeing pot holes, speed bumps, and detours in your life?
  • What are these pot holes, speed bumps,
    and detours telling you?
  • Are these course correction tactics or indicators that you are on the right path and just need to slow down and be compassionate with yourself?

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


myy-quirks

 

Robin Rosenstiel

I help heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!


 

Surprises On The Road To Freedom

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Life is full of surprises.”

~John Major


This week I flew to Cincinnati Ohio for business. As I checked into the hotel, I discovered that the hotel was hosting a Ventriloquist Convention.

Muppets every where!

I have traveled all over the world and I must admit that this was a first. Imagine walking down the halls of the hotel every morning and night and seeing Muppets every where. And even more interesting where the people attending the convention. Smiling and laughing people (ages from 10 -90; multiple nationalities: USA and European). There wasn’t a grumpy person to be seen. Even cars in the parking lot had Ventriloquist logos on them. And as a result…

Every day was filled with wonderful surprises.

Who knew that so many people could get so excited about being a ventriloquist. These people each followed their heart and as a result they found a tribe of like minded people.

And this what happens when you decide to take action and follow your heart…You find your tribe.

Of course most people get stuck at the cross roads. Why? Fear kicks in and you start questioning your decision. You wake up in the middle night with thoughts running through your head. Thoughts like…

  • People will think I’m crazy.
  • My friends and family will laugh at me.
  • I will be alone because no one will understand me.
  • I will need to make space in my life and as a result, I will need to set healthy boundaries and disappoint people. As I can’t be everything to everyone.

Which one of these thoughts stops you from moving forward and keeps you at the cross roads?

The Ventriloquist Convention is living proof that if these people can follow their hearts and find their tribes…SO CAN YOU!

Are you ready to stop hanging out at the cross roads?  Take one step forward and schedule a 20 minute “Discover” session (form below) to identify your next inspired step towards following your heart.


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week:  Blank Space Week. Time to step back, relax, breathe and celebrate how far you have come on this road trip. Ask yourself…

  • What has shifted since I started down this road?
  • How have these shifts inspired me?
  • What AHA moments caught me my surprise?

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


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Robin Rosenstiel

I help heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!


Stepping Off The Beaten Path

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Every time I’ve strayed from the beaten path I’ve never regretted it.”

~Tori Murden


This week I decided it was time to step outside of my comfort zone and mix it up. I had just finished reading the book “Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth To Grow Your Net Worth” and decided to participate in the exercise….

Start Your 50 Desires List

Basically the exercise involves making a list of your top 50 craziest ideas that are currently beyond your means. For example: Buy an island, win a Grammy, write a New York Times best-selling book, have an art exhibit at the MOMA, etc. After you create the list, write the feeling or experience you believe having that desire will bring you. Next, look at your 50 Desires List and…..

Choose the top 5 that light you up the most

Ask yourself the following questions for each of your top 5:

  • Is there anything I have to eliminate from my life to have this?
  • What resources do I have now that would help me attain this desire?
  • Is there someone I could ask for help?
  • What’s one action I can take toward making this desire real – even if it’s just looking at the fears, beliefs, excuses, and underlying commitments that might be in my way.

Take One Action Toward Your Desires

I will share my top 5 desire list as an example:

  • Write a NY Time best seller that gets translated into 20 or more languages
  • Receive $400k from 1 client for taking my “Boots On The Ground” personal training program
  • Create a franchise of soul-based entrepreneurial mentoring schools
  • Live in a foreign country 3-4 months out of the year
  • Have a fulfilling, mutually rewarding loving romantic relationship

So this week, I took the following actions:

  • Attended a local line dancing class;
  • Signed up for a book writing course;
  • Signed up for a shamanic course with Sandra Ingerman;

What in on your top 5 desire list?


I would love to hear your responses.

And if you are feeling stuck and are not sure how to move forward, please send me email (bottom of blog) and I will schedule a 20 minute “Discover” session to help chart out your next inspired step.


Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

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Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week: This week, we will be going off of the beaten path and will start to walk over the bridge. Create your top 5 desire list and take 1 step forward this week. As you start to take action, ask yourself…

  • What fears are showing up?
  • What old stories show up?
  • What excuses do you make up to NOT
    take action forward?

And here….lies your dragons!

Please join our private Facebook Group so we can connect on Freedom Highway. I will also be posting weekly videos as time permits.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.


myy-quirks

 

 

Robin Rosenstiel

I help heart driven entrepreneurs and freedom seekers cut out all the BS so they can design and create lives and livelihoods they love!