showing all: by liza


Laying my cards out on the table here (as if I knew how to do it any other way).

I have been putting off launching this blog FOR-E-VER because there’s nothing I hate more than pigeon-holing myself into a corner I can’t get out of. And yet every online course, ebook and guru teaches the same lesson. Pick a niche and pick a market if you want to be successful. I’m in that awkward what’s-next-for-me period of my life so I’ve come up with my own rules of engagement in order to feel comfortable taking this next step. This is my blog after all and I’ve decided to run it the way I run the rest of my life. I lay all the cards out on the table at the outset. If you want to hang with me, follow me, join me, read my Keep Reading…

A Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

This is a piece I sent out to my circle of women friends 6 years ago on my first Mother’s Day as a mom. It was written by Nancy McBrine Sheehan. As I read it again on this eve of Mother’s Day 2011, I find I am still learning many of these lessons. I realize, it may take me a lifetime, but whenever I touch this path in the slightest, I can feel a beautiful, happy, and strong difference in Luna, and in myself.   And so, I commit to you, to Luna, and to my coming child that I will always do my best to bring myself back to this path. I write it here today thereby giving you all permission to hold me to it Keep Reading…

Democratizing Free Travel

One of the things you’ll find when perusing this website is that I love coaching. I’m particular about who I work with. (Having been an acupuncturist for years, I’ve found that many people ask for help but actually don’t want to make changes.)  I’m also specific on what I focus on. (Since there are enough Life Coaches out there, I figure, it would be more beneficial if I just stick to my unique ability rather than cover lots of ground.) Dream in Clear Vivid Color What I enjoy doing more than anything is create Clarity & Strategy in the minds of my clients.  Many of us are moving & working towards one goal or another – pay the bills, buy a car, buy a house Keep Reading…

Hope, Hate, Love, & Fear

Do people really respond better to messages of fear & hate than they do to messages of love and hope? I have been fascinated by this question all my life. It has been on my mind lately because of my recent study of  business & entrepreneurship.  All the classic books on marketing & advertising teach the same dark message. Market to people’s fear, advertise to people’s sense of lack. Infuse a sense of urgency and scarcity. You can only imagine that this goes against every fiber of my being. After all, I am a leader in Team Northrup, a group of people that base our entire sales philosophy on the Law of Abundance, Attraction, & Prosperity in order to succeed. The three responses to pain Keep Reading…

There’s Simply No Need to Conform

So here I am with a brand new blog. It’s time to write my first entry and who do I get to meet in person? None other than Chris Guillebeau, the famous non-comformist, the leader of the small army of remarkable people, the traveler that will have visited all 192 countries on this planet by  his 35th birthday, the writer that is changing the world one blog post at a time. I find this timely encounter with Chris, an extremely auspicious sign that appears just as I am first entering the blogosphere It completely validates my instinct: our community is worth building. Through his writing, Chris has essentially created a grass-roots movement of people that inspire each other to challenge the status quo.  What makes Keep Reading…