12 Signs that Your Are Living Your Passion and Life Purpose

What is your big WHY - your purpose - and are you living it?

When you discover with complete clarity your WHY, then you have uncovered the absolute secret to success for your life and business.

You are at your best when your heart (passion) and mind (attitude) are in alignment and connected with your true path and purpose. This is true in your personal life as well as with your business. When they aren’t aligned, there is always a degree of dissatisfaction and unrest.

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  1. You lose track of time.
  1. You smile and laugh more.
  1. What you are doing does not feel like “work”. It brings joy and a true sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
  1. You trust your heart and your instincts and act on it.
  1. You really light up and become animated when you talk about what you do.
  1. Your friends and loved ones notice the shift and either support you unconditionally or you may actually find they react in a negative, unsupportive fashion. 
  1. Everything just flows better and more effortlessly. Synchronicities happen. You find yourself meeting the right people at the perfect time.
  1. You feel truly alive. You are inspired all the time.
  1. You find the courage to take the risks necessary for growth and to move forward.
  1. You no longer feel like you are selling out for a paycheck. Your income and purpose are in alignment.
  1. You no longer have that nagging feeling that something is missing in your life.
  1. You are enjoying the journey (living in the now) and know it’s not about the destination. It’s about the relationships and shared experiences along your path.

Questions for self-reflection on your current situation, business, or focus area:

  • Why did I choose this business?
  • Why do I want to stay in business for myself?
  • Why do I want to grow my business, increase my income?
  • Why do I want to systematize my business?
  • Why do I want to improve my health?
  • Why do I want to spend more quality time with my kids, spouse, others?
  • Why do I want to ….. ____________ ?
  • Why is all this so important to me?

By the way, it’s never really about the money. It’s about what the money will allow you to do, what it will bring to your life and for your family.

Questions & Exercises to Help You Discover Your True Passion/Purpose

  • What are your natural strengths, skills, talents?
  • Take a look at past work, career choices – what did you like? Dislike?
  • What do people ask you to help them with?
  • What activities really bring joy and fulfillment in your life?
  • Who inspires you most? Why?
  • What causes do you strongly believe in and connect with?
  • What would you do if… you only had one year to live? Unlimited resources and money at your disposal?

Your Eulogy Exercise
Using the questions below, write your eulogy.

  • What do you want your eulogy to consist of?
  • What would your lifetime achievements be?
  • What would matter the most at the end of your life?
  • What will be your legacy?
  • What do you want o be remembered for?
  • What stories will friends and loved ones recount about you and your impact on them?

Is it what you are doing right NOW?  If not, why not?  What is standing in you way or holding you back?

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Real Estate Business Planning: Get A Free Online Course and Templates

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It's that time again - time to manifest your success for another outstanding year in Real Estate!  It all starts by writing your goals or desired outcomes, creating a written real estate business plan and updating/revising your business budget then measuring and tracking your results.

In our experience, we find that less than 20% of real estate professionals actually prepare written goals and a business plan.  

Here's your challenge... Are you ready, willing and able to join the success group (the less than 20%)?  Are you willing to do the opposite of what the masses usually do and achieve your desired outcomes?  If you are ready... start today by following these 3 Steps to Business Planning and Take Action!  

Step 1 - Write your goals and desired outcomes.

step 2 - Customize your written real estate business plan.

Step 3 - Measure and track your activities and results.

At WBNL Coaching, we have created a comprehensive and easy to implement online course to support you in Setting Your Goal Setting and Creating Your Real Estate Business Plan. This module is completely free - all you have to do is sign up as a (Free) basic member on our coaching site: http://wbnlcoaching.com/membership/

Here' s what you get in the free, online course - these seven training units:

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You also get these documents and templates to customize your goals and real estate business plan:

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[Download] An intuitive and fun way to set your Intentions and Focus for 2016

The ancient art of Feng Shui teaches the power of intention. I have studied Feng Shui and applied its principles in my life and career and found it to be a powerful and fun way to set intentions and focus on what I want to create in my life. With that in mind, we have designed the Intentions - Focus Map and Journal template to support you in setting clear intentions for the New Year. Clarity is so critical in setting your intentions. Once you are clear, you can make a commitment to yourself to do it.

Setting your intentions is about understanding what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how you're going to do it. The bagua map of feng shui is traditionally used as an overlay for your living or office space. You can learn more about how to apply feng shui design and cures to your physical spaces by researching it online. For this strategy, we have adapted the map to use as a guide to nine key sectors of your life and business. 

To learn more about the nine sectors and implementation ideas, click here to access the free download and get started with clear intentions and focus for your year ahead.

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Strategy #1: Use the Intentions Map to set your key focus and attention in all areas.   Reflect on the past year and do a review of each area. Take the time to stop, reflect and celebrate the successes of the past and not just focus on what you did not achieve. Ask and answer some or all of these questions to get you in the creative mind flow:

  • What did you accomplish?
  • What are you most grateful for in each area?
  • What are obstacles or challenges that got on the way?
  • What opportunities d you miss?
  • What lessons did you learn?

Now, set your intentions:

  • What is your primary focus or the each area?
  • What new experiences do you want to have this year?
  • What action are you willing to take to move toward what you want?
  • Each of the nine areas has a key focus word. What is your focus word for that area?

Strategy #2: #ReachYourPeak100 Challenge Join our community and let us encourage and support you in reaching your goals or intentions for the year.

  • Choose one area (maximum of 2) to focus on for the next 100 days.
  • Set your intention for that area. Decide on one action or step that you are committed to that will move you forward.
  • The key is to MAKE IT SMALL! Commit to ONE thing, One Action, ONE positive habit that is obtainable each day for 100 days.

Here are some ideas:

  • 10-15 minutes of walking
  • 10 minutes of meditation
  • 1 new contact added to your database
  • 1 conversation or phone call with a prospect, customer
  • Write or journal for 10 minutes
  • Handout one business card and have one conversation about real estate or your business
  • Exercise, yoga, stretching for 15 minutes

Post your photos to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReachYourPeak100 and we will include them on our WBNL Social wall. If you don't use Twitter or Instagram - just email me your name, photo and a little bit about your goal to jan@janobrien.com.

 

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Are You Living and Running Your Business with Intention and Purpose?

 

This video and the Holstee Manifesto has inspired me since I first saw it a few years ago. The Holstee Manifesto is a true call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community.

Wandering But Not Lost is in alignment with the Mission of Holstee.  They do it by creating impactful and artistic products that inspire action.  At WBNLCoaching, we do it through our business and life coaching services, products and online community.

(Holstee) Our mission is to help people live a reflective and intentional life. We do this by creating art that inspire's reflection and words that encourage action.

We believe that comes from within. In order to leave this world better than we found it, we need to first truly understand and appreciate who we are and what we value. From there we can take action, and begin living purpose driven and intentional lives that leave a positive ripple effect on the people and world around us.

 

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WHO WE ARE

WBNL Coaching is the BUSINESS and LIFE coaching and training branch of Wandering But Not Lost Enterprises. We are a team of heart-centered, like-minded, coaching professionals who empower people, like you, who want to discover and realize their full potential. It’s all about aligning with your passion (purpose) and attitude (intention) then connecting both with the path that will lead you to success and prosperity.

WHAT WE KNOW

You are at your best when your heart and mind are in alignment.  This is true in your personal life as well as with your business.  When they aren’t aligned, there is always a degree of dissatisfaction.  Negativity has no place in either world and our goal is to unlock the door to your future so that you can achieve the maximum potential in the most positive space.

HOW WE DO IT

Awareness and alignment are the keys to success.  At WBNL Coaching we empower, listen, and coach you from an alignment of your heart and mind with your chosen field.  For us, listening is paramount.  We aren’t here to tell you what to do next, we are here to understand where you are in your business and help you discover what the best next step may be.  You’ll be heard with us – we listen.

 

Are you living a life of intention and purpose? 

Get support and guidance on aligning and connecting your intention and purpose in both your life and business.
Schedule a complimentary 30-minute coaching session today to find out more.

Let us be your virtual coach as well.  Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.  Our on-demand online courses integrate multi-media with an intuitive learning management system. Learn more about becoming a member of our community at WBNL Coaching.

Visit www.WBNLCoaching.com to learn more about our coaching program and online training membership options. Your FREE, basic membership includes a complete real estate business-planning course and downloads.

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Check out the Holstee website for more inspiration and to purchase your copy of the manifesto.

 


Find Your Park in 2016 and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Park Service

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. At Wandering But Not Lost we are dedicated to bringing you insights, fun facts and tips to get the most out of your National Park Service (NPS) experience.

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We’ve committed to getting up and getting out to new Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites this year as a part of the National Park Service’s campaign to ‪#‎FindYourPark‬. We challenge you to do the same!
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We’d like to hear about your adventures. When you are out wandering please add the hashtag ‪#WanderingButNotLost‬ to your posts. We’ll share your pics and stories monthly on our site.
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And remember, be Forever #WanderingButNotLost!
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Get out and #FindYourPark.

Visit our Travel Site at WanderingButNotLost.com  for travel tips, insights and inspiring photos to guide you on your next travel experience.

Catch us LIVE on our Blab show.... Wandering But Not Lost Travel Log – join Matt Emerson as he shares his unique insights on enjoying the complete travel experience.  Get inspired to Get up and Get Out to our National Parks and cities across the United States. 

 


Reach Your Peak in 2016 - Commit to 100 days of ONE Small Action

Theresa Leeds is a Realtor with Realty ONE Group in Henderson, NV who shared an inspirational story during a recent goals setting and business planning training I conducted.  She shares her inspiration behind the 100 days in the video.  She challenged her son who wants to be a DJ  to practice every day for 100 days and they would buy him the equipment he wanted.  

To support her son and lead by example, Theresa committed to at least 1 mile every day for the same 100 days.  As of the date of this video, she was on day 674.  Her positive habit has truly become a lifestyle now.

 

 

The key is to MAKE IT SMALL! Commit to ONE thing, One Action,  ONE positive habit that is obtainable each day for 100 days.

Here are some ideas: 

  • 10-15 minutes of walking 
  • 10 minutes of meditation 
  • 1 new contact added to your database
  • 1 conversation or phone call with a prospect, customer 
  • Write or journal for 10 minutes
  • Handout one business card and have one conversation about real estate
  • Exercise, yoga, stretching for 15 minutes

Need some encouragement and support for your daily goal?  Join our community at WBNL Coaching.

Post your photos to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReachYourPeak100 and we will include them on our WBNL Social wall.  If you don't use Twitter or Instagram - just email me your name, photo and a little bit about your goal to jan@janobrien.com.

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[Infographic] A Participant's Guide to Blab

Have you heard of Blab yet? It's the newest live-streaming social media platform and it is a blast!

If you are not familiar with Blab, check it out!  Blab is like a live video talk show.  It’s super easy to use and participate.  When you connect with your twitter account you will be able to comment and join live blabs.  It works on both desktop (need a webcam or built-in camera) and there is mobile app.  However, you definitely want a solid internet connection to ensure a good user experience.

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You can join live shows in progress, watch replays, subscribe to upcoming blabs and even host your own. As a host you can assign a co-host and control who joins your live broadcast.  Once the blab is over, you will receive an email with both the audio and video files that you can repurpose and post to your blog or other sites.

At WBNL Coaching and Wandering But Not Lost, we are excited to join the live streaming world with weekly shows on Blab.im.  We believe video and live streaming are game-changers for business.  It’s a big part of our business proposition and marketing plan.  Join us as we venture into the live stream world!  Our blab replays will all be archived on our WBNL Coaching website and accessible with your basic membership (FREE).  Learn more about becoming a member of ourWBNL Coaching community.

Here is our Participant’s Guide to Blab infographic:

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Follow us on Blab and subscribe to upcoming shows.  

The WBNL Coach Show – Align, Connect & Prosper will topics on life & business coaching, real estate business systems, social media and technology for business.  The format will include guest speakers and interviews with industry leaders and experts.  We plan on having 13-30 minutes of content and then open it up for participants to jump in one of the seats to continue the conversation, ask questions and share ideas and best practices.

Wandering But Not Lost Travel Log – join Matt Emerson as he shares his unique insights on enjoying the complete travel experience.  Get inspired to Get up and Get Out to our National Parks and cities across the United States.


Stress Triggers and Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

Our guest this week for the WBNL Coach Show on Blab was my sister Loreen who is a mental health counselor in Tampa, FL.  Loreen specializes in trauma, anxiety, and adjustment to illness.  She is a Certified Master Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a trauma focused intervention.  Loreen also uses a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) approach in her practice.

Visit her website to find out more: The Meaning Center.

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5 Ways We Get Overwhelmed During the Holidays and What To Do About It

Holidays of course can be joyful and a lot of fun but sometimes they also can bring up feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. Here are 5 common sources of stress and reasons for feeling overwhelmed during the holidays and suggestions about what to do about it.

Grief – Most of us have lost a family member or friend who we are going to miss at holiday gatherings. It’s natural to feel sad about no longer having this loved one with us to share in the festivities. So, of course, let yourself miss them – you love them, but also choose to celebrate them during this time. Maybe start a new tradition like always including their favorite side dish as part of the holiday meal; see if someone can make that “famous potato salad” mom always made – it’s a way of honoring that loved one and keeping them a part of the holidays. Also, share funny stories and great memories of the loved one; don’t be afraid that it will create sadness, it usually lifts everyone’s spirit instead.

Loneliness – Some people cannot be with family and friends at the holidays either because they live a great distance away, they may be in the military, or they may have no family members left. The key to not drowning in loneliness is to make an effort to connect with other people in some way. And it can be simple – go check on a neighbor who may also be lonely, bring them a pie! Or go help with the holiday activities at a local nursing home; believe me, there are lots of lonely people there that could use the company. You’ll feel better and so will they.

Family Dynamics – A lot of us have strained relationships within the family, let’s face it, some are down right dysfunctional. But the holiday is no time to try to hash out these problems and potentially end up with a crisis. Instead, go to your family gathering with a mindset of “shelving differences and issues” for the time being. Practice acceptance for where each of us may be on our journey.  You can probably do that for the few days you will all be together. Use this opportunity to create good memories of family time together.

Expecting Perfection – Adopt the mantra “Good enough is good enough” and enjoy your holiday. Many of us put a great deal of pressure on ourselves that “everything must be perfect” – the immaculate house, all dinner preparations done to perfection! It’s really okay if something gets a bit overcooked or you remember the cranberry sauce is still in the fridge when everyone is almost done eating. Everyone else is probably not expecting everything to be perfect and wouldn’t think it’s a big deal. Also, ask for help if you are the one handling most of the holiday event responsibilities. And don’t forget that it’s really okay if you cook a turkey but decide just to purchase a precooked ham instead of preparing that too. “Good enough is good enough.”

Ditching your Healthy Habits – (hopefully you have some), If you usually meditate, take walks, eat normal portions of food, and only drink in moderate amounts … don’t abandon these wellness habits during the holidays. These ways of being probably help keep you stay centered and better able to handle stress. If you are gathering with family for a few days, find time to go take a 15 minute walk and maybe take someone with you to chat with. Find a quiet, comfy corner somewhere in the house and steal away 10 minutes to yourself to do that meditation. You’ll see that keeping as close as possible to your healthy ways makes a positive impact on coping with holiday stress.

Holidays are great opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends and form lasting positive memories. And although holiday seasons can also create some stress and the potential to feel overwhelmed, you can also limit this by the choosing some of these wellness strategies.

Happy Holidays!

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Follow us on Blab and subscribe to upcoming shows.  

The WBNL Coach Show – Align, Connect & Prosper will topics on life & business coaching, real estate business systems, social media and technology for business.  The format will include guest speakers and interviews with industry leaders and experts.  We plan on having 13-30 minutes of content and then open it up for participants to jump in one of the seats to continue the conversation, ask questions and share ideas and best practices.

Wandering But Not Lost Travel Log – join Matt Emerson as he shares his unique insights on enjoying the complete travel experience.  Get inspired to Get up and Get Out to our National Parks and cities across the United States.

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WBNL Coaching Launches with a Unique Path to Gaining Clarity in Your Business and Personal Life

 WBNL Coaching, a fresh new take on coaching and training, has launched with a philosophy that alignment and connection, tied closely with basic business practice, set a tone that anyone can follow to prosperity. The company's initial course curriculum focuses on helping Real Estate agents increase their business; however the unique techniques guiding their coaching can help any business owner gain clarity.

Co-founders, Jan O’Brien and Matt Emerson have reimagined Coaching, Training, Management, and Real Estate and have put together programs that can help people gain clarity on the direction that will best meet their vision. “It all starts with getting in alignment,” says Jan, “When a person can truly identify the path that they want to take it all becomes much easier. I’ve worked with hundreds of business owners and helped them clearly understand how they can maximize their activities.”

Alignment and Connection lead to Prosperity. The company offers a variety of different coaching formats; live one-on-one coaching programs, free membership courses and online sessions, in-house training sessions tailored to personal or company’s needs, and their paid membership platform – the Wanderers’ Club - that offers live online coaching, and archive of relevant training, ongoing sessions, member discounts on materials, merchandise and future WBNLCoaching Adventures.

WBNL Coaching provides a free basic membership which includes immediate access to their Business Planning Course. 

About WBNL Coaching
WBNL Coaching is the Business and Life coaching and training branch of Wandering But Not Lost Enterprises. We are a team of heart-centered, like-minded, coaching professionals who empower people, like you, who want to discover and realize their full potential. 

Free Business Planning Course included with Basic Membership.

Services include: Personal Coaching, Online Training Courses, Live Online Discussions and Group Coaching, Monthly Webinars.

“Connection is also a key factor to one’s success,” added Matt, “It is critical that you tie your vision to your everyday actions. At WBNL Coaching we encourage people to get up and get out. We’ve found that most of the best ideas occur when you allow yourself to get away from your office and computer. Move around, get inspired by nature, take a hike – do whatever activity you enjoy. It will open your mind and you will find that you are more happy, healthy and ready to get to work.”

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We walk our talk! We believe that everyone should Wander. Browse our Travel Log for some inspiration on places to go.

Plant your online flag! Get your Wandering But Not Lost Pennant today and share your stories and photos with us.  We’d love to hear about your experiences, too! Tell us your story.

Tag your photos with  #WBNLPennantProject on Twitter and Instagram to be included on our WBNL Social Live wall.

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Remember, Be Forever Wandering But Not Lost!