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January 2016

12 Signs that You Are Living Your Passion and Life Purpose

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

What is your big WHY... your purpose ... your passion? And, most importantly, are you currently living it?

When you discover with complete clarity your WHY, then you have uncovered the absolute secret to success for your life and business. Of course knowing your WHY is not enough, you must take action daily (no matter how small the step) toward what you desire if you are not there yet.

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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It has been my experience as a business and life coach, that most of us are searching for our purpose and desire to live it fully. This is true of my own personal journey to fully embrace and live my dream of entrepreneurship and becoming a small business owner. While I have always been clear that my purpose and passion is coaching and training, only recently can I say that I am fully enjoying and experiencing these 12 signs that I am living my passion and purpose:

  1. You lose track of time. You find yourself working “on” and “in” your business and wonder where did the time go?
  1. You smile and laugh more. And others notice this about you.
  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. You listen to your inner voice and the wisdom found within.
  1. You really light up and become animated when you talk about what you do.

  2. Your friends and loved ones notice the shift.  Interestingly they will fall into one of two camps. Many will support you unconditionally and be happy for you. Others, due to their own insecurities or fears, may actually 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.  You finally feel the alignment and connection of your heart, mind and soul.
  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.

If you find yourself not relating to those 12 signs above, then I invite you to explore the following questions and exercises that have helped me and my clients work towards discovering and finally living our true passion and purpose.

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

  • Why did I choose this business or career path?
  • 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 as a guide, 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?

I am passionate about helping others discover and live their true potential and purpose.  I have been blessed with corporate positions in the Real Estate industry and the U.S. Army that supported my passion for leadership, coaching and training.  While those years were well spent and prepared me for where I am today, I always felt a sense that something was missing. It was always my burning desire to share my passion and purpose with others through my own company.  Once I finally assessed what was truly important to me and took that leap of faith, I discovered that collaboration with like-minded people was also something most important to me. As Co-Founder of Wandering But Not Lost Enterprises, I am now living that dream, my big WHY and experiencing daily the abundance and joy of being connected and aligned with my true passion and purpose.

Wandering But Not Lost is a business and life coaching company focused on helping real estate brokers and teams, entrepreneurs and small business owners that also incorporates the love of travel and adventure to find that delicate balance of work and play. 


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



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:

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



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




Join the WBNL Coaching Wanderers Club - The online, virtual coaching and training platform for Real Estate and Business Professionals.

Your basic, FREE membership includes:

WBNL Coaching Real Estate Business Plan Online Course and Downloads



[Download] An intuitive and fun way to set your Intentions and Focus for the New Year

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 in the way?
  • What opportunities did you miss?
  • What lessons did you learn?

Now, set your intentions:

  • What is your primary focus for 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



Take your business to the next level today. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute coaching session today to find out more.

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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.




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.


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.


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 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.


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


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  • 3 Steps to a Powerful Real Estate Business Plan Course
  • Monthly WBNL Coaching Newsletter +Access to members only articles and downloads
  • Access to All Online, On-Demand WBNL Courses
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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.


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!
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.
And remember, be Forever #WanderingButNotLost!
Get out and #FindYourPark.

Visit our Travel Site at  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.