Purpose vs. Passion

 

Ever fall victim to any of these headlines?

Find your passion!

Live your passion!

Passion is the secret ingredient to all happiness!

If you have, you're not alone. Hundreds of self-help books and gurus use the promise of passion to answer their clients' burning questions of how to find true happiness and fulfillment in their lives. 

Do I believe in passion and its influence on happiness?

Yes, but...

Passion isn't just something you find. It's falsely packaged as a thing you can pick up on aisle 7. This is why people are made to feel so foolish for not having a passion. Passion is created.

How?

Purpose is the underpinning of passion. Research and experience has shown us that the happiest people are those that feel they are fulfilling their purpose in life. And they've found you can do this in several ways!

Watch this week's video to learn how to align with your PURPOSE in order to create PASSION in your life!

 

That's garbage!

 

You've read the books, and you've attended the seminars.

You know what it takes to stay relevant in the business world today. And that's to create content.

Yet, when it comes time to set down and write that tweet, or outline that newsletter, you freeze. Your mind goes blank, feel you have nothing important to say, and so you do nothing.

There are plenty of ways we justify this in our minds:

"I'm too busy for social media."
"The right people already know about our company and what we do."
"I don't have anything worth saying."

None of these are true. And frankly, none of these really matter.

Several writers and great content-pushers of our day have been interviewed saying, "Luckily, inspiration strikes me every morning at 9am." .... Which is exactly the time they sit down to create everyday!

That is NOT a coincidence. They make a HABIT out of it. They commit to it, and they follow through. 

Seth Godin - a renown marketing guru and author - has a famous blog. And how often do you think he writes for that blog? 

Seth writes 5 articles EACH DAY! And only publishes 1 of them. Seth is willing to create garbage.

That's right, a best-selling author and master creator creates garbage. He simply is not afraid of it. And neither should you.

We all have fears that pop up when we consider creating something and sharing it with the world. But if those fears are STOPPING you from creating altogether, then I'm giving you permission to create garbage!

Watch this week's video for more fun on creating garbage along the way:

 
 

Your greatest challenge yet

 

You do so much. 

You manage your career, take care of your family, and try to better yourself. Yet there are times when all of that doesn't feel like enough!

It's that gnawing feeling of "I know I can do better. If I just....." fill in the blank with the problem of your choice! 

In most aspects of your life, this relentless pursuit of excellence is a good thing. Society rewards you for it.

But what happens when it doesn't serve you? When it burns you out? When you wish you could just stop sometimes?

I want to offer you the greatest challenge yet! ...to just be. Can you do it?

Watch this week's video to see if your up for the challenge!


 

What will you create in 2016?

Still struggling to get over that holiday hangover? You know, the one from too much sugar, lounging around, and being off your routine?

Get off to a better start for 2016 by taking action now!

Ready to set your vision for 2016? Check out my past video for a new take on goal setting before you get started. 

 
 

 

Looking for different results than you've previously had? Then you need to do something different! Start by looking at the way you set goals here:

Do your goals or resolutions looks something like this?

- Make more money

- Save more money

- Lose weight

Then it's time to start thinking differently! Want to set a vision for 2016 that will actually make you HAPPY and FULFILLED? Watch the TED Talk below that describes a Harvard study on what really makes people happy in the long run. 

{HINT: It's not fame or fortune! It's good relationships}

 


Reflect on it!

This week, I don't want to hear from you! This week is about reflection and creation. It requires a different kind of head space to get really honest with yourself about your past year, and what you truly want to create for 2016.

Give yourself that space and time to explore what's there for you. Share when you're really ready to. 

What else?

Work with me  I'm only taking 10 one-on-one clients for 2016. This allows me to give even more to my clients for their greater results. I want to help you create real transformation. Find out if working with me is right for YOU! Email at brittany@brittanydrozd.com.

You can create your legacy and live a life you love!

What's your money story?

We've all got one. You've got one. I've got one.

A what???

A money story.

You're probably not even conscious of it. But it's behind everything!

- Your self worth

- Your perceived value

- What you think your salary should be

- How much wealth you should acquire

- How much money you should invest in yourself. 

So whenever you feel you're "not where you want to be" when it comes to any of the above money issues, you need to examine your money story.

Watch this week's video to learn how your money story is stopping you from creating the legacy and impact you really want to have on the world!

 

 
 

Share Share Share!

I want to hear your money stories! I know it's weird to talk about money, but it's actually what will rid you of the shame. Share your money story to overcome it in the comments section of this video!

Why you don't get anything done

Look at your to-do list right now! This moment!

What's on it? What has been checked off as completed? And what hasn't?

What has lingered on your list SO LONG that it will deserve a ceremony once completed?

That's the one I'm talking about! 

It's that task you wish you could pay someone to do for you. The one you would NEVER miss doing again. The one that causes your stress just seeing on your to-do list. 

That's your resistance! 

We all have it. And you can find it cropping up everywhere you go - the gym, a work meeting, important conversations with your spouse. 

Your current tactics:

AVOID at all costs! Delay, delay, delay! Or hop on Facebook for 15 minutes.

Want a real solution? One that will get you to accomplish this task and no longer feel weighed down?

Watch this week's video to learn to Recognize Resistance, no Rationalize it, to once and for all Resolve your Resistance!

 
 

 

Business Group Coaching

This group will be closed at the end of November until June 2016. This will allow the group to grow together and not waste time repeating things.

If you were on the fence or thinking about joining, this is your chance to email mefor an interview. But don't let that scare you off! I'll be nice about it :)

What else?

Work with me  one-on-one for even bigger creation and transformation. Find out even more ways you can make positive changes for your life and get what you really want!

You can create your legacy and live a life you love!

 

Why you should unsubscribe now

Happy Tuesday!

Do you know why I send emails out on Tuesdays? I never thought you'd ask! Market research companies have found that Tuesday is the best chance of getting your email opened by a customer! Hurray!!!

But who cares  about open rates if your not sending your people anything of value or positively impacting their lives!

So I BEG you... Please unsubscribe if you feel these emails aren't giving you any value or positively impacting your life! Because that's my goal! Not open rates.

I absolutely love my tribe on here, but I only want you here if it feels good for you! 

Watch this week's video to use the "unsubscribe rule" in more areas of your life!

Business Group Coaching

This group will be closed at the end of November until June 2016. This will allow the group to grow together and not waste time repeating things.

If you were on the fence or thinking about joining, this is your chance to call me for an interview. But don't let that scare you off! I'll be nice about it :)

You sound like Donald Trump!

If you've watched the news lately or listened to any radio programs, you've likely heard about what this guy is up to! Or what he's been saying!

Like him or not, Donald Trump has a lot to say! Recently, some of my favorites are..

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese."

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.."

And my personal favorite:

"All the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." 

 

Why you sound the same

Donald Trump just spouts off without any clear or consistent message.

Donald complains.

Donald yells his words because his message is weak.

 

YOUR message is weak when you've stopped taking care of yourself, stopped striving for your dreams, and stopped taking control in your life.

Sounding like The Donald is a result of not taking action in your life...

But I can help you with that!!

On September 23rd at 1pm, join me for a LIVE call! I'll be getting into the nitty-gritty of why you're stuck, and how to STOP talking like Donald Trump!

 

 

 

 

 

What are you doing Sept 23rd?

 

Obviously you'll be joining the telesummit I'm hosting! Did you watch the video yet? Do that, and sign up here!

Are you terrible at focusing?

Ever feel that completely overwhelmed when you start the day? Do you see endless items on an impossible to-do list? Do you wish you had the discipline to actually get sh*t done?!

 

Well, I hate to break it to you, but discipline won't get you there. It's focus. 

So how can you create the focus you need to get 'r done?

Watch this week's video for the 3 tips to create more focus and spend less time twiddling your thumbs!

Don't believe I have the answer? Try me!

 
 

3 tips on how to quiet your business brain

 

Ever have a super stressful week/month/quarter at work, and find that it's impacting your sleep? You're not alone!

Not cool, right?!

It seems like there's nothing worse than a long, stressful day at work and not even getting sleep at the end of it!

This week's video is the brainchild of one of our very own viewers! And I know he's not alone in his struggle to "let it go" at the end of the work day. 

Whether you're a solopreneur, executive, or just care about your job, we can all get swept up by work stress.

Want to let it go and get a good night's sleep?

Watch the video to get these 3 tips and find out what's behind ALL the stress to begin with! 

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HEY!! Like this video? Find the content relatable? That's because it came from a viewer like you! Now, I want YOU to send your questions and feedback to me at Brittany@BrittanyDrozd.com to have all your questions answer via video blog!


 

How to increase your focus by doing exactly what you want

You know those days when you have a to-do list a mile long, but you can't seem to muster up the focus to actually sit down and do it? Yeah, that happens to me often! I used to think it's because I wasn't smart enough or discplined enough to be successful. So I would just cram more and more stuff onto that list, thinking "now I absolutely have to focus and complete this to-do list!"

I'm sure you can guess what happened... I still could barely sit down and focus on what needed to be done.

Then I made this POWERFUL correlation: the more tasks I added to my to-do list, the more I felt like I was drowning in work, and the less I felt like sitting down to do it.

When I feel like I'm buried in work, I become angry and resentful. "It's not supposed to be this way," I think. And once I reach that mindset, work becomes impossible!

Then came winter storm Juno.

My first thought was "great, now I can do all the work I seem to never get to."

Then, 20 minutes later, "I can't focus!!!!!"

So, I threw in the towel. Not what you expected me to say right? Here's why:

Sometimes, we just need to play!

Most days we work, work, work; keeping our heads down and closed to awesome opportunities for joy and happiness. But what's all that work for if there's no pleasure at the end of the tunnel?

And when you're feeling stuck, don't wait for that end of the tunnel to come to you! Give yourself time to play now! I guarantee it will renew your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit! And that may be just what you need to get your work done!

So, needless to say, this week I chose to play in the snow with friends and go sledding instead of making my weekly Vlog. I hope you find time to play too!

How did you play on your snow day? Share your favorite snow day traditions and pictures on the blog!

Put more soul in your goals for 2015

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Now that the hype of New Year's is upon us, you will feel pressured into a New Year's resolution or goal of some kind. But the problem with that is if it doesn't come from your soul - the place of your truth and knowing - then it's not going to last long.

When you make resolutions from you head, that's just where they stay - in your head! Think about it. A goal of eating more vegetables, exercising more, or losing weight is not something you feel in your soul!

A re-soul-ution looks at the bigger picture: Who do you want to become? How do you want your life to look? Those are the questions that re-soul-utions are born out of!

How will you go all in and trust yourself with a re-soul-ution this year?

Watch this week's video to create your own re-soul-ution now!

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I've been receiving awesome feeback and questions from you guys to my inbox. But I'd love it even more if we can create a powerful conversation in the comments section of this video! Share your love there :) Pretty please!

How to make room for success in 2015

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Happy New Year's Eve! In a few hours we will all pull the curtain on 2014. While most people have already started looking forward to 2015, I urge you to first take time to reflect on 2014 in order to start 2015 from the best place possible.

What do I mean reflect?

- Reflect on your greatest accomplishments and times of growth.

- Reflect on what and who has served you well this year.

- And reflect on the things that didn't serve you as well.

Then... get rid of those things that didn't serve you!

You have to make room in your life for what you want by first getting rid of what you don't need!

How?

Watch this week's video on just how to get rid of want you don't need to make room for your best self and a life you love!

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Share your burning, burial, or candlelighting experience on the blog or comments section of this video! 

Thanks to ALL OF YOU for the best year to date! It is an extraordinary gift to live my dream by working with all of you!

Abundance for the win!

Well folks, this is it! The last video in our Holiday Survival Series! But the great news is that if you're reading this...you survived!!! Congrats on making it to the home strech of the holidays. Wrap up your holiday season this week by enjoying the greatest gift- all that you already have!

Most of us live from a place of scarcity and not having/being enough the majority of our days. But that can be different.

This week's video will show you how to stop, drop, and find all the abundance in your life.

So take off your abundance blinders and bask in all that you do have right now!

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Did you share it? With whom? Did that start a movement (or even a small ripple) with others in your world? Don't be shy, share it with us on the blog or the comments section of the video!

Don't forget- stay tuned for our New Years series starting next week!

Happy holidays to all of you! Thanks for watching this series, and know that I am so thankful for all of you!

The celebration of dedication

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Happy Holiday Survival Series! Week 5 is all about an alternative meaning of Hanukkah you might not be familiar with - the Feast of Dedication. This got me thinking, "what am I really dedicated to?"

If you're like me, you can list off a ton of things your dedicated to - from your partner to your pet.

But when is the last time you really made good on your dedication? I mean, really showed how dedicated you are to this person or thing?

I start getting overwhelmed during the holidays because I have to go to so many parties, events, and dinners for things I'm dedicated to!

....And then I want to do just the opposite and hide in my house by myself!

Watch this week's video to learn how to avoid the overwhelm and dedicate yourself to 1 thing at a time!

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Tells us all about the ones you're most dedicated to! Head on over to the blog or the comments section of the video to share your stories and feedback there!

Achievement vs. Disappointment- You choose!

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Have you started the Deepak 21-day meditation series on the Energy of Attraction? Following this link to get signed up! It started on last week, so you’re not too far behind. Along with this challenge to meditate daily, I’m also challenging myself to a 6am wake up call to exercise. I know these daily habits will make me more effective and happy.

Have you ever tried to start a new habit, or had a goal you’re pursuing? Can you count on two hands the number of times you’ve made a goal…. but it fell through?

There’s no need to be ashamed of this, because we’ve all been there.

The real question is “why” – why do we all experience this? Why are we successful with some of our goals and things we set out to do, and not with others?

The answer is – there are many of reasons why! But here are few key reasons that separate goal achievement from goal disappointment:

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  • Pencil in your dreams- we make time for all sorts of less important things. Make sure you schedule time to work towards your personal dreams and goals
  • Don’t cancel on yourself- No one likes to be stood up, so quit doing it to yourself!
  • Strategize for success- Make a plan to ensure obstacles don’t stop you from working towards your goals
  • Sacrifice- If you’re trying to make room for something new in your life, then something needs to go! What are you going to get rid of?
  • Stop hoping- Saying “I sure hope it can find the time for my goal” is a sure bet that you won’t. Stop acting like you don’t have control over this. You do.

Watch this week's video to find out more details on increasing your success rate. Are you serious about a goal or a dream? Prove it to yourself by following these steps to ensure achievement of what you set out to do.

Ready to try it out? Head on over to the blog to tell us how it went! Leave your comments, stories, and feedback there!

3 Steps to better listening

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Do you know someone that you just can’t get through to? Where, no matter how you say it, it seems that the point never gets across? It’s like your perfectly clear message is in the bottle, floating across to the other side, and somewhere in the middle it just goes rogue and turns south?

It can feel like you and this person are speaking totally different languages.

Think about what we often do when we’re speaking with someone of a different language - we just speaking really loudly!!! Like they couldn’t hear you.

This is exactly what we do when we feel someone who should understand us doesn’t – we get frustrated, we yell, we even get angry. Gee, that’s the way to fix a poor communication, by communicating even worse!

Then what should you do? LISTEN!

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Instead of trying to speak your language more loudly, listen to the other person’s language to really understand them.

What should you listen for?

  • Their style- Most people will automatically speak to you in their preferred style. Pay attention to their tone, volume, and accentuation to understand how they prefer to be spoken to.
  • Their need- What is the need they’re communicating. And if you can’t figure it out, ask!
  • Their suggestions- People usually know what they want and how to meet their needs. Listen for the suggestion in order to know what to do next.

There it is - 3 easy steps to listen better and communicate well! Ready to try it out? Head on over to the blog to tell us how it went! Leave your comments, stories, and feedback there!

How I overcome Comfort Zone Phobia

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Do you ever get sick of the monotony in your life? Ever feel that you're just going through the motions, waiting for the weekend, just to start all over again on Monday?

If either of those questions resonate with you, you're likely suffering from Comfort Zone Phobia! {cue the scary zombie music} 

What is Comfort Zone Phobia?

It is the fear or resistance of going outside your comfort zone for any reason! Even at the cost of achieving the life your really want and becoming your best self.

How do you change this? Take action!

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When we try to escape our fears, they get bigger! Like a cartoon's looming shadow.

But when we turn to face our fears, we see that they're not so big and bad after all.

Sometimes our "fear of the fear" is what makes taking action seem scary.

So start small!

What is something you procrastinate doing because you don't like it?

- Do it in the morning when you have the most energy and focus

- Tell someone your goal for accountability

- Pat yourself on the back for facing your fear- I'm serious!

Once you've watched the video, I'd love for you to join us in the comments section of the video or blog.

Ever left the safety of the comfort zone nest? Why and how did you do it?! Share your spooky story this week!

Are you really satisfied?

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If I asked you to rate how you feel about your life right now, how would you rate it? A solid 8 out of 10, or more like a 5 because it could really be better? Why do I ask?

A Wall Street Journal article posed this question recently: “Are you a Satisficer of a Maximizer?”

The researchers asked a series of questions to see if people were generally satisfied with what they have (job, possessions, lifestyle) or if they found themselves always searching for the next best thing.

Why is this important?

What the researchers found is that there is a significant gap in “happiness” between the Satisficers and Maximizers. And the Satisficers come out on top!

Surprised by these results? At first it may seem that they’re suggesting you lower your standards.  But what the research really suggests is that you need more gratitude in your life!

Come over to the blog to watch the video for ways to get more grateful and become a Satisficer!

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In the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

Have you ever felt overwhelming nagging to have something different – a car, a job? Or, if you’ve been about to get over that “next best thing” search and have a story to share, let us know!

Join us! 

Have you noticed to new pictures on the walls at my office? We're having a Gallery Night at the Therapy Collaborative on October 30th at 7pm. Join us to meet the photographer!

Will you be Brave?

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I'm curious... Have you ever gone to someone for advice or feedback and felt they were just telling you what you wanted to hear? Or feel like they weren't even really listening to you at all and just agreeing for the sake of it?

Even our closest, most-trusted "go-to" people can give us sugar-coated feedback. But hey, they don't want to hurt our feelings! So cut them some slack, right?

In graduate school, I had a professor/mentor give me the most honest (and boderline confrontational) advice I had ever heard. I was complaining about someone and she basically said, "have you thought about how your actions impact the situation."

I was stunned and offended at first. I thought 'you're supposed to be on my side!' The immature child in me wanted to run for the hills and never return because of shame and embarrasment. This was my professor after all!

But what I did was sit there and actually think about what she said. She clearly saw something that I could not see. She said to me what no one else had yet cared enough to say. And the encounter changed my life and the way I relate to others.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because I want to give you the same gift. I want to have those tough conversations with you. I want to push you to be better. And sometimes it will hurt.

So this week I want to challenge you to be brave. When you come in to see me next, talk about the issue you've been neglecting to mention...the thing that's really nagging you. Ask for the feedback you know you need to make real change in your life. Be courageous enough to receive the feedback.

Or, if you've never come in before, take that leap to face the feedback you know you need to hear! Be brave!

{WATCH the video for my promise to you!}

Were YOU Brave? Share your comments and experience in the section below the video (on YouTube) or in the comments section on the Blog.