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 2018.  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

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to open up your mailbox and find more unexpected checks?!

In this recording, I share more about the actions (both physical and energetic) that have often caused unexpected money to flow into my life.

 

Here’s a link to the books I recommend in the recording.

 

 

© 2015 Ava Waits

Ava under arches croppedAva Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, and forthcoming author. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative business, money, and marketing guidance to entrepreneurial women worldwide.

Ava first used entrepreneurship to pull herself out of poverty, going from food stamps and the food bank line, to signing on over $17,000 worth of business in one month. She is passionately committed to helping other women release financial constriction, feel content with money, and live richer lives through entrepreneurship. Ava’s clients often receive surprise income, travel the world with their businesses, and start signing on new clients at their highest prices yet.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television, and has been invited around the country to inspire audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. To connect with Ava, and to view article and video archives, please visit www.AvaWaits.com.

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We’re in the holiday season now, and many people are already out buying gifts. I’ve noticed something interesting though… A lot of people spend money on items that will not likely ever make them any money. For example, if you purchase clothes, reselling them to a secondhand shop won’t bring in as much money as you originally paid for them. Electronics and cars also quickly lose their resale value after purchase.

 

You’re in luck though, because there definitely ARE gifts that will support you in creating more money! These gifts are an investment in your future income.

If you’re looking for gifts for your entrepreneurial friends this season, I highly suggest some of the gifts I’ve listed below. Or, if you’re like me (and tend to come home with a lot of gifts for yourself when you go holiday shopping), choose a few for yourself as an extra special holiday present.

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1. The First Gift Idea: Education!! Education is one of the best ways to increase the prosperity of your business. There are workbooks, online courses, live training events, and many other ways to learn the marketing skills that are required for a successful business.

If you’re interested in purchasing educational resources that I’ve developed, like digital versions of the 30 Days to Release Your Financial Constriction program, or Build A Richer Business, just email us at Support@AvaWaits.com.

And, if you’d like to buy a gift of education that will help another person make money, I highly suggest getting involved with a charity organization that supports entrepreneurs around the world. I make a monthly donation to the Unstoppable Foundation, and have always admired Heifer International.

 

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2. The Second Gift Idea: Books!! Start reading books that will teach you how to have a better relationship with money, so that you can create more of it. I’ve made a huge list of my favorite books through this link:

I Highly Recommend these Business and Prosperity Books

Some of the books I suggest are religious in nature, and beneath their words, you’ll see that many religious texts share similar instructions for living a prosperous life. As you begin reading the suggested books, please feel free to interchange whatever words you would like, whether you use God, the Universe, Source, Higher Power, Expanded Self or another term.

You will also find that some books have slightly conflicting processes, but I trust you to sort out what will be true for you. When your body feels wonderful (through a smile, a laugh, or the urge to dance), it’s a good sign that you’ve stumbled across something that is true for you.

Begin with whatever book stands out for you, and continue on to what you are inspired to read next.

Visit this page for a list of some of my favorite prosperity books

www.AvaWaits.com/ava-recommends/

 

 

 

© 2014 Ava Waits

Ava under arches croppedAva Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, and forthcoming author. She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she helps innovative women build service-based businesses that richly fund their lives.

Clients worldwide have used Ava’s processes to release financial constriction and bring more business opportunities and income into their lives. For more information, to view article archives, and to schedule a Strategy Session to discuss your business visions, please visit www.AvaWaits.com.

If you are committed to creating amazing changes in your finances and the opportunities available to you, I recommend that you immerse yourself in the messages from many of the books I’m listing here.

 

View my list of recommended prosperity reading

 

On many weekdays, I set aside 9-10am as my Wealth Consciousness study hour. It’s an opportunity to read, to meditate, to dance, to envision what I desire, or to watch my MindMovie. (MindMovies are a collection of affirmations and photos that play along to music that inspires you. To learn more about Mind Movies please visit http://ow.ly/ndSPG) You may also choose to set aside pieces of time for your own wealth consciousness study, which will allow the words from these books seep into your life and your being.

Some of these books are religious in nature, and beneath their words, you’ll see that many religious texts share similar instructions for living a prosperous life. As you begin reading the suggested books, please feel free to interchange whatever words you would like, whether you use God, the Universe, Source, Higher Power, Expanded Self or another term.

You will find that some books have slightly conflicting processes, but I trust you to sort out what will be true for you. When your body feels wonderful (through a smile, a laugh, or the urge to dance), it’s a good sign that you’ve stumbled across something that is true for you.

Begin with whatever book stands out for you, and continue on to what you are inspired to read next.

 

View my list of recommended prosperity reading

 

You’ll also find a collection of business resources, and self-care products to support you on your entrepreneurial journey.

 

You’ll find many of the items I mentioned available through http://avawaits.com/ava-recommends/
I highly recommend these products for your business, your happiness, and your well-being.

 

 

© 2013 Ava Waits

Ava Waits supports entrepreneurs and aspiring speakers to feed the source of their success, and enjoy a professional life that bends to their itinerary. She loves to help business owners use high-vibrational marketing techniques that attract clients and opportunities to them, literally because of their glowing presence, personality and joyful appreciation for exactly where they are right now.

Clients worldwide have used Ava’s processes to release financial constriction and bring more business opportunities, love, and income into their lives. For more information, to view article archives, and to schedule a Strategy Session to discuss your business visions, please visit www.AvaWaits.com.

 

Have you ever found yourself longing for a delicious experience that someone else is having?

It’s time for you to gift yourself with what you are longing for. Your health and internal prosperity will thank you.

© 2012 Ava Waits

Ava under arches croppedAva Waits is an inspirational speaker, business mentor, and forthcoming author.She believes that making money should feel like bliss, and through her work, she provides innovative business, money, and marketing guidance to entrepreneurial women worldwide.

Ava first used entrepreneurship to pull herself out of poverty, going from food stamps and the food bank line, to signing on over $17,000 worth of business in one month. She is passionately committed to helping other women release financial constriction, feel content with money, and live richer lives through entrepreneurship. Ava’s clients often receive surprise income, travel the world with their businesses, and start signing on new clients at their highest prices yet.

As a speaker, Ava has been interviewed on television, and has been invited around the country to inspire audiences at business events, women’s organizations, and financial companies. To connect with Ava, and to view article and video archives, please visit www.AvaWaits.com.

“When people are not expressing their full potential, they often get illnesses that have vague, hard to diagnose symptoms. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are good examples of what I’m describing.” – from the book The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks


I was reading The Big Leap last week, and when I found this quote, I paused to consider the controversy and to write it down. At the end of my college career, I spent several months on a final research paper to explore the benefits of a raw food diet for people who have chronic fatigue. From what I saw, raw food provided some relief for the aches, pains and grogginess that sometimes accompany this health issue.


For a moment, assume that the quote above is true.
I could ask you to eat all of the raw food in the world, and bring in other delicious healing foods, but it might not do anything for you if you stay stuck in an unfulfilling job, a dead-end relationship, or in a creative black hole that is not lined up with what you want.

Will it take coming into alignment with who you are to clear up any lingering health issues? People in my own life have been injured in ways that knocked them onto a new path, and the injury gave them time to explore their deepest desires. For some people, getting through a serious illness lets them fall back in love with their life. Each day that I say yes to what I love, I feel more energy and health.

This goes a little deeper than nutrition now. You could be sick because you are ignoring your full potential and your brilliance! If that is the case, the future of my own career expands in this very moment.

 

It’s time to bring in more of what makes you happy and deeply fulfilled.

What if those aches disappear as soon as you say yes?

 

 

© 2012 Ava Waits

It’s On My Bookshelf

I was at a garden party this weekend, with raspberry lemonade sweetened with stevia, and nearly 20 other dishes of fruit and fresh summer veggies. After the sun had set, the birthday woman began opening gifts under the outdoor tea lights. She cheered as she unwrapped not one, but 2 Cuisinarts! She was also gifted with one of my favorite raw food cookbooks, which inspired me to share some of my favorite food and health books with you.

 

Here they are:

RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine, by Matt Amsden

This book is such a perfect beginner book for raw food eating. I’m a huge fan of the pizza, and the soups that can easily be done in a blender.

 

I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Café Gratitude, by Terces Engelhart with Orchid

To be honest, I haven’t made many of the recipes from this book yet, but I drool over them constantly. They are more involved than most raw food recipes, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy the “I Am Thrilled” cinnamon rolls, and the “I Am Thankful” coconut curry soup.

 

Superfoods, by David Wolfe

This book is full of uncommon foods that you may read about for the first time. You’ll learn about the medicinal benefits of coconuts, goji berries, chia seeds, bee pollen, aloe vera and many others.

 

Reversing Gum Disease Naturally: A Holistic Home Care Program, by Sandra Senzon

When my gumline was falling apart 4 years ago, I would have celebrated this book, and I would have loved for someone to guide me through all of the steps. There is even a section about handling pain and fear at the dental office.

 

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Westin A, Price, DDS

This is the textbook of regenerative diets. If you’ve ever broken a bone, had dental decay, torn a ligament, gone through surgery, thought about conceiving a child, or had gum disease, this book is a must read or at least worth skimming through. It’s quite large, but this book expanded my awareness and gave me hope about dental decay. It is possible to reverse cavities through diet!

 

 

I hope you’ll have a chance to read some of these resources. The great thing about books is that they are readily available, and hold an interesting collection of information.

The drawback to books is that they don’t hold you accountable.

If you’d like to make, and keep, some real goals for your health and the way that you eat, please contact me at Ava@ParisianPicnics.com for a Nutrition Breakthrough Session. I’ve been reading these and similar books over the course of 10 years, and I’d be happy to help you quickly uncover the exact tools that you’ll need to change your relationship with food.

 

© 2011 Ava Waits