Do you love the basic foundation of your life?

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Sweet moments on Maui with a little dachshund named Charlie

I’m talking about the everyday things that occur regularly for you.
 
~ The family and friends you interact with most often
~ Your house, bedroom, yard
~ The repetition of your work schedule
~ The time you spend cooking your food
~ The projects you’re working on
 
We often set our big and grand intentions, and think that those are the things that will bring us happiness in life.
 
While those big and grand intentions are incredibly FUN, I’d like to argue that it is the basic foundation of our lives that creates the majority of our joy.
 
Last year, I was walking from my home into the center of the city, and realized that even if I achieved all of the dreams I had (going on television, getting my first book published, doing more public speaking, traveling to more foreign countries, more radio interviews), that the majority of my life would still be…….. THIS.
My walks, and the simple everyday actions and interactions that I have with the people who are present in my life.
 
I have recently set some fun intentions for the year ahead, but I know that these will make up a very small fraction of my life, because my day-to-day actions, and the basic foundation that I’ve been constructing for years, will always be here.

 

 

© 2016 Ava Waits

 

Ava Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, sales trainer, and author of the forthcoming book, A Woman‘sTreasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative sales and marketing guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television and radio, and has been invited around the country to inspire and train audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. She has presented at Rick Steves Europe, United Way, the Women’s Day of Empowerment, Mother Earth News, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and many others.

Find out more about Ava at www.AvaWaits.com.

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Living In A Garden Shed

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When I was in high school, I was driving with someone I knew, and we went past a hardware store. The parking lot was lined with those pre-made outbuildings, which are commonly purchased as garden sheds. The sizes ranged from 3×4 feet, to 10×10 feet.

I excitedly pointed at them and said: “I could live in something that size.”

The woman I was with quickly said to me: “Well, I hope you have higher ambitions than that.”

This always stuck with me because I was confused at why it was not okay for a girl who DID have high ambitions (I was dedicated to school and had big entrepreneurial dreams even back then) to live in a small space.

Today, I can live out of one suitcase for months of travel, and at home, I have a little room of my own in a house. I like not being responsible for a lot of possessions and living space, and yet, I also enjoy experiencing big and grand things from time to time (like borrowing mansions, stepping into fancy buildings in the center of the city, and cruising in large jet planes).

Wealth is measured by so much more than just size, and we can go as big or as small as we desire.

© 2016 Ava Waits

Ava Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, sales trainer, and author of the forthcoming book, A Woman‘sTreasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative sales and marketing guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television and radio, and has been invited around the country to inspire and train audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. She has presented at Rick Steves Europe, United Way, the Women’s Day of Empowerment, Mother Earth News, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and many others.

Find out more about Ava at www.AvaWaits.com.

All day long, I have been preparing my environment for success.

Sometimes when I return from traveling, I jump back into work right away, without a lot of time for me in between. Instead, I spent the day rearranging my physical environment in various ways, and also creating an internal environment (the way I feel) that is based on leisure and pleasure.

 

The right kind of environment always seems to lead to more opportunities for fun, friendly interactions, and creating money. (And one of my favorite things is to constantly experiment with making money in ways that feel like bliss.)

Fruit Compote and Vanilla Nut Cream~ I spent the first part of the morning baking cinnamon apples, and then listened to a class on Shamanism that Rose Cole was leading ..because I believe in magical things, coincidences, communicating through the dream world, and energy healing.

~ I restocked my refrigerator with everything from pomegranates to cantaloupe, and artichokes to pizza ingredients.

~ I soaked up the heat of the fall sun while eating a delicious and filling afternoon meal.

~ OneRebublic’s new song, “Future Looks Good” was the song I listened to over and over again.

~ I composted all of the flowers in the house that were past their prime, and remade bouquets with the flowers that are still blooming.

~ I scrubbed the toilet (I actually really like scrubbing toilets)

~ We also have a heavy storm approaching Washington State, so it was fun to prepare for a “slumber party weekend” by filling bottles with extra water, buying groceries, gassing up the car, and washing and drying all of my favorite cozy clothes.

 

So you might be wondering: “Ava, how’s preparing an environment for success working for you so far?”

My answer: I feel calm and fully supported in all ways (financially, through delicious food, and through friendships and family). I received word of more money showing up in my life, and tomorrow, I start working with a new entrepreneurial client. I’m also about to dive into a few weeks of writing my book, A Woman’s Treasure, and am quite excited to be writing in the environment I’ve created.

 

 

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Ava Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, sales trainer, and author of the forthcoming book, A Woman‘sTreasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative sales and marketing guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television and radio, and has been invited around the country to inspire and train audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. She has presented at Rick Steves Europe, United Way, the Women’s Day of Empowerment, Mother Earth News, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and many others.

Find out more about Ava at www.AvaWaits.com.

 

IFullSizeRender (14) have a slightly sunburnt nose, after a whole day out on the boat. My boyfriend and I celebrated 9 years together with a trip up to Seattle on the water. We went past the houseboats and University of Washington campus, stopped for fish, fries, and a Caesar salad at Ivar’s (I was too hungry to take a photo), and then jetted across the water to waterfront Kirkland. This trip included so many of the things I love – exploring new areas, staring at waterfront homes, visiting new cafes, and riding roller coasters (that’s what it feels like to me every time we hit big waves).

 

I found myself being very pulled to the big homes with the immaculate lawns and waterfront views, especially those on the Eastern side of Seattle, and Mercer Island. It’s not that I want to own one (I keep my life very mobile, so that I can travel on short notice), but I felt a pull to be in the presence of these beautiful structures.

It made me think about many of the possible thoughts that could go through a person’s mind when they stare at a side of an Island where BILLIONS of dollars worth of houses sit on their foundations:

1. “I’ll never be able to afford to live in one of those homes, because it costs so much. I’m jealous of rich people. It’s unfair that they get to live in that home, and I don’t.”

 

Or….

 

2. “Each of those homes provides a lot of monetary opportunities. Infact, money streams through each house every day. The people who built these houses were paid, and so are the gardeners who sculpt the gorgeous lawns, the housekeepers and cleaners, and the people who manufacture the parts to maintain the house after it’s been constructed.

The people who live in these homes likely have plenty of money to hire entrepreneurs for services such as health and nutritional guidance, counseling, coaching, dance lessons, pet care, house sitting, and financial services. These hillsides of homes represent endless opportunities for entrepreneurs.”

 

Or….

 

3. (This is the thought that I have had most recently) “There is an aspect of this lifestyle, particularly the beauty of high-end homes, which I want more of in my life. This desire makes me think about how can I spend more time in homes like these. Also, how can I bring the qualities of these homes into my own living environment?

I think it’s time to start constructing a tea light garden in my back yard, and to invest in building my own oasis….”

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© 2016 Ava Waits

Ava Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, sales trainer, and author of the forthcoming book, A Woman‘sTreasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative sales and marketing guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television and radio, and has been invited around the country to inspire and train audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. She has presented at Rick Steves Europe, United Way, the Women’s Day of Empowerment, Mother Earth News, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and many others.

Find out more about Ava at www.AvaWaits.com.

 

Ava Waits and Kate Burkett share several tips and stories to help creative professionals make more money from their projects and services.

 

 

Kate is an Inner Beauty Expert at http://www.KateInParadise.com.
Ava is a speaker, sales trainer, and entrepreneurship mentor at http://www.AvaWaits.com.

 

Treasure:

A concentrated source of riches that is about to be uncovered.

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“So in essence, you help people become flowers in their business, and then they attract clients like flowers attract bees.”

The Hindu Swami spoke from across the cafe table with a gentle curiosity about my work. He had just shared a beautiful metaphor for what I was doing with my clients, and I was hooked by this idea. Yes, that truly was the energy behind my work.

I had only just met this Swami in person. The days prior to this, I had roamed the monastery while dressed in colorful Indian saris, and had absorbed everything I could from chance meetings with monk after monk after monk. Breakfast at this open-air café was now our opportunity to get to know each other. Another young monk who was 2 years into his monastic path sat in his white flowing robe, and quietly listened to all that I was sharing about my life. The younger monk was my little brother, who I had held many times in his adorable baby years. He was the tie to a very new family connection that had brought me to the monastery. The seasoned Swami, with his long wavy beard, marigold colored robe, and grey hair tied in an offset topknot, now wished to get to know his new “little sister.”

 

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At that point in my life, I was several years into my journey as an entrepreneurial woman. I was in my mid-twenties, had owned my own business for 5 years, and was extremely passionate about my work. I worked a lot, mostly because I had a business that was based on doing what made me most happy.

When the Swami asked about my work, I immediately began sharing about my services supporting entrepreneurs and innovative companies. I shared my love of marketing and engaging with potential customers, and how I treasured being a business owner, because it gave me the flexibility to passionately work until late into the night, or to take 2 weeks off to travel. Just as I had built a career that I adored, I also wanted my clients to build their businesses in a way that was pleasurable for them, like savoring a long meal in Europe. I wanted making money to feel like bliss.

At the time of our conversation, I was also in the process of breaking out of the thought patterns of poverty, which had held me in a certain stage of business for a while. That year, I had begun to feel the strength of my work, and was tasting a kind of success that I had previously thought was impossible. I was earning thousands more than I ever had, and was navigating the fragile balance between my leftover mindset of a poor girl, and the mindset of a wealthy woman. Around that time, I had started to spend my days absorbing the thoughts of some of the masterful teachers of wealth, so that I could learn how to exist like they did. I had a feeling that my visit to the monastery would let me uncover more beautiful forms of treasure.

The Swami listened to me describe how I assist my clients in creating beautiful businesses that easily pull opportunities and income to them. When he translated my description into the imagery of a gorgeous flower drawing bees to it, I began to consider the depth of the energetic principles that let a flower grow, and the energy that welcomes clients and money to our businesses.

 

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Interestingly, I already had a long history working with plants by the time I visited my monk brothers. From age 16, I was deep in the dirt and the lush greenery of plants, having worked at a plant nursery, and in colorful dahlia fields. I had spent a year in the woods studying medicinal plants, and worked on landscaping projects during my summers between years in school. With that existing familiarity, my mind began panning over the parallels between businesses and blossoms. When nestled in the right conditions, a flower thrives and is able to exchange nourishment as bees are drawn to it. When an entrepreneur creates nourishing conditions around her own business, a company can grow and attract clients and money with the same kind of ease.

 

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The Swami went on to share that the monastery itself worked in this way, where people were drawn to the beauty and bountiful energy of the grounds and the work of the Monks, just as bees were drawn to a flower. The monastery landscape even looks like a flower, with hills of foliage and fragrant blossoms that sink down to the very center of the property, where you’ll find a central circular pool that is fed by waterfalls.

While I personally understood flowers quite well, I realized that there was one component of the flower and bee relationship that I was untrained in, and that was the bee. Conveniently, it turned out that several of the monks used to tend to beehives, and they observed the habits of these little winged creatures. The Swami explained some of the patterns of bees, which are the partners of flowers. Scout bees, as he told me, are the bees who travel far outside of the safe realm of the hive to explore new territory, and to search for nourishment. They risk trying new things for the first time, just like our adventurous first few customers. Our job when mirroring a flower would be to grow a business in alignment with natural principles, to emanate beauty, and to attract our first customers who are similar to scout bees. If we then provide a nourishing service or product to those first customers, the message of our work spreads from there.

 

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The heavenly hour we spent at this café became one of those scribble-on-your-napkin moments in my life. I wrote notes about the energetic aspects of entrepreneurship, becoming comfortable with money, and trusting in natural patterns to grow my business. Upon leaving our seats at the cafe, I lovingly tucked this café napkin into my bag for safe-keeping. Whenever I re-read those notes, I feel calm, with an electrical excitement that runs through my core. It’s as though my body confirms over and over again that this process is true. Today I use this simple and elegant approach to draw in customers and money, and I pass these ideas along to my clients.

What I learned that day with the Swami, and what I’ve been experimenting with ever since then, is something that I’m very excited to now pass on to you.

 

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A Message From Ava:


Ava behind pink lily smallRecently, I’ve been receiving a massive amount of requests from people who would like to pre-order the book that I’m writing
. As of January 2017, I have written 65,000 words, have mentors guiding me in the final steps, have chosen my editor, and am working on getting the book out into the world. For the past 2 years, I have also been trained in book marketing from the man behind the success of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Rich Dad, Poor Dad. His publicity coaches are getting me ready for television and radio, and I’m very excited for what’s next.

For those of you who wish to support the book in this phase of creation, you can when you pre-order A Woman’s Treasure. When you pre-order, you will also have immediate access to an online training. In this training, I shared guidance from the book, and several of the things I wrote on that napkin after meeting with the Swami.

Pre-order the book (paperback) and receive immediate access to the recorded training

You can order One Book + Training for $35

Or choose to order a Supporter Package, which includes 10 Books + Access to the training for 10 people. If you order the Supporter Package, the 10 books will be mailed or hand-delivered to you in one shipment once they are published, and you can then gift them to friends, family or clients.

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This book is about how you can grow a business that is a concentrated source of nourishment for your clients and customers. Your business becomes so beautiful to them that they can’t take their eyes off it. And that’s when the money and opportunities stream to you.

The final release date of this book is not yet established, but I expect it to be published sometime in 2017.  Also, “A Woman’s Treasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss” is the long-standing working title. The title may change with publication, but the essence of the book will remain the same. The exact price of the book itself has not yet been established, which is why pre-ordering it now includes both the training and the book. At a later time, the book by itself will be made available for pre-order as a standalone product, at its final cost.

Also, for those of you who want to go even deeper into the processes in my book, I have a private mentoring program for entrepreneurs called “Tapping The Bank of the Universe.” It’s all about your energetic connection to money, and also includes my practical business guidance so that you can welcome in more customers and income into your life. If you’d like more details about this program, please email me at Support@AvaWaits.com, and we can talk more.

Enjoy!

~ Ava


© Copyright 2017 Ava Waits

HAPPINESS

 

A few weeks ago, my laughter made someone uncomfortable. Specifically, someone didn’t like it that I laughed on stage while giving a professional presentation.

I took it to mean that they couldn’t handle the giddy happiness that I aim to bring into all aspects of my life – including my friendships, my business, my speaking and presentations, and the blissful walks that I take as often as possible.

What I’ve learned from this person’s discomfort is that anyone who is upset by another person’s happiness is likely unhappy in their own lives.

 

Have I always been happy?

No. There was a period in life where I would often stay up until 2am crying hard, and would go to work the next day with puffy eyes. I always wondered if my co-workers could tell, or if my make-up hid it well enough.

When I realized that I had a choice in my happiness and my sadness, I started to weed out the things that were causing those deep and difficult tears.

 

The happiness I create now in my life is present because I’ve taken years and years and years to sift through many of the opportunities out there, and to choose the ones that contribute to my joy. I’ve tried many variations of a career, and have settled on a business that fits my lifestyle, and lets me make money in ways that feel like bliss. The food I eat is mostly clean and organic, which gives me the wonderful flexibility to enjoy a root beer every now and then (I LOVE root beer), or to eat gluten-free pizza for breakfast (I put a TON of veggies on it).

Whenever I cry now, it’s because I’m touched by something, and the release of emotions feels incredible.

I’m happy to be a human who can feel things. I love watching other people fall over from laughter, and I love hearing stories about people who have left crummy job situations to go do something much more fun (whether it’s scooping ice cream, or starting their own business.)

 

And if you see me speak at an event you attend, or in a company you work in, it’s very likely that I will laugh during my presentations. I laugh because I think that work should be just as happy as the rest of life.

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Happy in life

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Ava Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, sales trainer, and author of the forthcoming book, A Woman‘sTreasure: Grow A Business Where Making Money Feels Like Bliss. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative sales and marketing guidance to entrepreneurs and companies worldwide.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television and radio, and has been invited around the country to inspire and train audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. She has presented at Rick Steves Europe, United Way, the Women’s Day of Empowerment, Mother Earth News, the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and many others.

Find out more about Ava at www.AvaWaits.com.

Are you looking for support as you find your next clients, establish the foundation of your business, become more comfortable asking for money, and get connected to speaking opportunities?

Would you also like to explore what a $10,000+ contract could look like for your company?

 

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Last year,  I found myself deep in conversations with entrepreneurs from all kinds of backgrounds (especially healers, aspiring speakers, authors, and creative professionals). I started to notice that many of them had similar needs and desires, and were looking for a fun and affordable way to explore these desires, while getting feedback and guidance for their business.

Since early 2016, I’ve been hosting workshops to address these needs, in an intimate setting, with fun conversation, drinks, and lots of laughter. Women from all around Washington State have traveled to these events, and some entrepreneurs come in from other states. Recently, I’ve received plenty of requests to make this workshop available for guests from around the world, so I’m excited to announce that this event will be available via teleconference line/online!

 

The entrepreneurs who participated have had some incredible things happen in their businesses following the workshops.

I had an amazing and inspiring time at Ava’s workshop. It was wonderful to meet and share knowledge with incredibly empowering women whom I will continue to share encouraging relationships with. 
Shortly after the workshop I received a call from a friend about requesting me to be the architect on record for a $350,000 restaurant remodel job, which is easily going to be $10,000 job for me over the next year or so!!!!  This is exactly one of the topics we discussed in Ava’s workshop and I know the energy generated from the workshop attracted this opportunity.  It has been incredibly rewarding working with Ava and I absolutely love her perspective on life and business.”
 ~ Eliza Steele,  Owner of Steele Design

 

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Another workshop for entrepreneurs is coming right up. It’s a great resource especially if you are a new or semi-new entrepreneur, or you are creating a new extension of your work. 

 

Through this intimate workshop, you will:

~ Learn about the energetics of money (This knowledge will bring a new sense of calm and comfort when you ask your clients to pay you.)

~ Discover how to find your next clients (This is different from industry to industry.)

~ Design the next steps in your marketing plan

~ Consider the possibilities of what a $10,000+ contract could look like for your business (I am convinced that EVERY business can offer something this big, or bigger – even if you are in a healing business, or currently work at rates that range from $30-$100 an hour.)

~ Get tips to help you get booked for speaking opportunities

~ Evaluate online marketing vs. in-person marketing (What’s best for your unique business?)

~ Make money fast. We’ll brainstorm ideas that you can put in place right away, with the potential to quickly make back your investment in this workshop.

~ And much more

Each entrepreneur who participates in this workshop will receive personalized business guidance from Ava and the group.

 

bio photoAva’s workshop was engaging and participant driven.  She helped guide me to more forward momentum for my business and allowed me to see the possibilities of growth even though my business is in a rural area. Since the workshop, I have made a couple of 2 minute videos to begin a better online promotion of my services as a way for my audience to get to know me and see how I work. Ava and the workshop participants gave me the confidence to feel comfortable about doing this as a way to build my business.   Thanks, Ava!”
 ~ Angela Sidlo, Certified Health Coach at www.AngelaSidlo.com

 

This workshop is ideal for:

~ Entrepreneurs in industries as diverse as healers to pet-sitters, public speakers to authors, and store owners to women with global ideas.

~ Business owners in the first couple years of building their business, who are ready to welcome more income, clients, and opportunities.

~ People who are ready to start a new career that is based on what they love.

 

 

Join us on

Our next 2017 date will be announced soon

This workshop is available worldwide!

We will connect via a teleconference line/online

10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time (1pm -4:30pm Eastern)

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To spend this same amount of time privately with me normally costs $1500.

Your investment in this intimate group workshop is only $240 when paid in full

Or choose the payment plan option ~ A non-refundable payment of $130 today, followed by a second payment of $130

We accept PayPal, debit cards, credit cards, and PayPal Credit®

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“After taking Ava’s entrepreneur workshop, I feel energized with lots of great new ideas for connecting with potential new clients.  A fantastic day of empowerment for any entrepreneur!”
~ Emily Herrick, Yoga + Spaciousness

 

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Lisa FitzpatickI think you are my lucky charm. I have signed 2 new clients today at my highest prices yet.”

~Lisa Fitzpatrick
Sacred Women’s Business and Soul Purpose Coach
www.lisafitzpatrick.com.au

 

 

 

Attending Ava’s workshop was a delightful breath of fresh air. The topics covered were much needed and very valuable. I love how Ava is able to breach very masculine aspects of business in a very feminine way. I loved how the event was very informal and there was a lot of discussion and brainstorming. Every woman had an opportunity to speak and get her specific questions and concerns addressed. 
Ava is such a gifted leader and speaker and was able to guide the experience in a beautiful effortless way so that each of us were able receive the most out of the experience. I feel like the relationships and knowledge that I gleaned from the workshop definitely exceeded the price of the investment to attend.
Thank you Ava!”
~ Kate Burkett
 

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~ Goddess Allison

 

 

 

 

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A Few Additional Details:

By choosing to purchase your space in this workshop, you understand that all results are your responsibility. This material has been created solely for educational purposes, and the materials provided here are not intended to replace medical or financial advice. Ava Waits of Ava Waits International, LLC provides this information, and the participant accepts it, with the understanding that everything done or tried as a result of participating in this class series, is at his or her own risk. Ava Waits International, LLC shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused, or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this workshop.

All payments are non-refundable, but if you are unable to make it to the workshop, you may transfer your funds to another participant or toward another program with Ava. This is available for up to one year from the date of your original purchase.

 

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POWER

 
Do you have to be loud and “ra, ra, ra” to be powerful?
 
No.
 
Over the past few years, I’ve been learning about a different kind of power – the kind that is present in a person who is poised, calm, and gentle on the outside, with a powerful core inside them.
 
A person who is in their power in this way lets problems slide past them.
They trust that everything will work out.
They can be silent observers.
They still get things done.
They trust that the timing of their wishes and desires will be immaculate.
This is the kind of power that causes strangers to walk up to you and say: “I feel like I need to meet you.”
 
It’s been interesting to be in the world of professional speakers, because I notice that people assume that a speaker is going to yell at them, make them jump up and down and do push ups to get motivated, and work really hard. There is an expectation that an outside exterior of yelling and struggling is a powerful one, and that a person exhibiting gentleness is a pushover and a weakling.
 
But what if having everything you desire doesn’t actually require that much strain?
 
What if tapping into your power, and uncovering your dreams, requires a totally different kind of energy than what we are used to?
 
~ Ava Waits
May 27, 2016