First Stepper – Reflections that transform Life Lessons into Goals and Fulfillment

Happy new year to one and all!

2017 came and went with a gush of wind. It is crazy but hey we are already in the beginnings of January 2018. And the first full moon of the year has already been in sight. Wow.

  • So how do you plan to go about your year ahead?
  • Do you have a plan?
  • What are your goals?
  • What precious insights from 2017 are you bringing with you to ensure that no mistakes are repeated, and lessons translate into goals manifestation?

If you are as impatient as I am, then I would suspect you are in a hurry to jump right into action, and do the first random thing that comes to mind. Resist the temptation. I repeat.

RESIST THE TEMPTATION.

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I call this post/episode the 2018 Blockbuster Part 1 because this is the first of a two part series, where I will share how you can make 2018 a most spectacular blockbuster of a year for you, by setting it up right, from the start.

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To be honest with you, even though I did my Vision Board for 2017, and because of that I had a pretty good idea what I wanted for the year.

While I also create some powerful tools to help extend my vision board into daily life, there were still parts from my vision board that did not manifest.

One of the reasons was because I did not deliberately reflect on the lessons learnt from the previous year, and include that into my goals and plans for the new year.

This year,

I refuse to repeat mistakes
that can be avoided.

With a little patience.

That is why I am making

First Stepper,
Reflections that transform Life Lessons into Goals and Fulfillment

free for you.

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WHY?

Because my 2018 prayer for you is that you start your year not by seeking what’s outside of yourself. But that

you begin your journey
by going inwards.

By doing so, you will naturally gravitate authentically to what your heart is looking for.

Remember, the first step to what’s worthy is towards your heart. And

anything that takes you away from your heart robs you from true living.

Besides that being my prayer for you, how would pausing a moment to reflect help to supercharge your year?

1. Lessons from the past

Reflecting helps you to learn from the past, and cement the lessons from your experiences.

2. Avoid repeated mistakes.

There is a saying that says the first time you make a mistake, it is an accident. The second time you make the same mistake, it is on purpose. The third time you make that same mistake, it is no longer a mistake. It is a habit.

Mistake, intention or habit, you choose.

3. Gain insights

One precious gem about reflecting on the mistakes that we have made is that it gives us a deeper insight into something we have not noticed before. Or a different perspective on things that can become a game changer for us.

4. Pass it on

Reflecting allows us to share the lessons from our mistakes with others so that they don’t have to go the hard trodden road that we already did. Sharing is caring. Why reinvent the wheel?

5. Happiness in a can

Reflecting does not only apply to the negative episodes in our lives. It also extends to the happy experiences we have. Reflecting increases the joy we have gleaned from these experiences, and reminds us how to have more of it in our lives. It’s happiness in a can! 🙂

6. Sparks your creativity

Often times, when we reflect deeply on what has happened, the other possibilities that could have happened if things were done differently, you will suddenly have an intuitive hit! Creativity is heightened in your reflective state. Sparks can fly!

7. Know Thyself

Aristotle once said,

‘Knowing yourself is the
beginning of all wisdom.’

What better way than to reflect on your past feelings, thoughts and actions? 🙂

Reflection.

This is the Part 1 of your blockbuster magic tool. Using reflections from lessons learnt in 2017 to transform into 2018 goals and fulfillment.

Are you ready to activate your first blockbuster magic tool?

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First Stepper is a free program which is Step 1 of a 12 Steps Goal Setting Program called Let’s Step! I am giving it free, to encourage you to use the power of reflections, to create a more meaningful and laser focused 2018 for yourself.

Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program has three Focus Areas to it, and each area has four steps to it. Given that First Stepper is part of Focus Area 1, I will just briefly share about the goal of Focus Area 1 of Let’s Step!

The goal of Focus Area 1 is to guide you to a place of raised awareness and clarity through

  • Reflecting the realization and wisdom that the recent past has to offer,
  • Defining the desired areas for change and for excellence,
  • Establishing powerful reinforcement structures, to ensure the highest possibility for the fulfillment of the goals you declared.

So speaking of reinforcement structures, as step 1 of Let’s Step! Program, First Stepper is the first reinforcement structure set in place, using the power of reflection.

American philosopher and psychologist John Dewey says,

“We do not learn from experience…
we learn from REFLECTING on experience.”

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The positive effects on reflection was confirmed by a research done by the Harvard Business School indicating that

Dedicating time to reflect on your life and work regularly have an affect on performance.

Enters First Stepper, Reflections that transform Life Lessons into Goals and Fulfillment. 🙂

So before you dash off clueless into the the year, let’s take some time to reflect on how the last twelve months have been for you. The yeahs!, the eeeeks!, the should haves, the shouldn’t haves, and so on.

Let’s reflect and see what gems you can learn from it. By doing so, you can be sure that

when it’s time to set goals, you are doing it with crystal clarity.

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You can be confident that when you have reached your goal, it is truly what you wanted because you took the extra crucial step to reflect, before setting your goal for the year.

Here, I will take you briefly through some of the questions in First Stepper that you can reflect on, with some personal examples to help you along.

However, you are encouraged to take First Stepper properly, and put yourself in a quiet environment where you can write down your answers, and do a proper full-fledged reflection.

In the last 12 months, what have been your greatest pride in work, family & friends, and personal development?

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Personal development can be in the mental, physical and spiritual sense. It can also be however you are comfortable to define it. It’s your reflection piece for yourself! 🙂

As for me, one of my deepest satisfaction for 2017 was the unexpected creation of Shakti on Fire Podcast. It was a natural extension of my book, From Zero to Shakti.

It was borne out of a desire to expand the conversations in the book further, revolving around themes such as self compassion, forgiveness, courage and authenticity.

Imagine you are being featured on the cover page of TIME magazine, what would it say about you? How would it describe you?

Are you satisfied with that? If not, write down what you would have preferred instead.

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If I were featured in TIME magazine, I would like to be described as the trailblazer for Shaktis empowering the world. It best summarized my One Million Shaktis, Three Million Sparks dream.

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What closure or completion from the last 12 months would you want to focus on finishing up in the next 12 months in terms of work, family & friends, and personal development?

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What are the sacrifices you would be required to make, in order to make the completion mentioned in your previous answer?

What are the qualities you will need to cultivate in yourself in order to support the completion required?

E.g. Patience, Focus, Creativity.

For me, I will need to have endurance to stay the course, when things get tough. I need to cultivate a sense of initiative, taking the first step. In order to do that, I also need to manage my fear, that stops me from taking action.

I also need to have self awareness to manage my negative self talk and excuses, whenever it arises.

What is the worst thing that can happen if you do not complete what you set out to do?

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Imagine that you have achieved your goal(s), how would you feel? How does it mean to you? What are the implications?

What was most exciting/satisfying about the last 12 months?

  • What were you doing?
  • Who were you with?
  • Why was it exciting?
  • What would be ONE word you would use to describe how you feel about it?

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Going for my first bachata bootcamp in SILF was a huge accomplishment for me. Especially since I went into it thinking that it was a beginners bootcamp! I was petrified and utterly stressed out to be on stage performing in the front line in front of dancers. I was far from perfect but I did it. 🙂

I felt EXHILARATED!

If this is something that you would like to have more of, how would you want it to be better?

  • Or bring it to the next level?
  • What’s next?

What was most regrettable about the last 12 months?

  • What were you doing?
  • Who did it affect?
  • Why was it regrettable?
  • What would be ONE word you would use to describe how you feel about it?

If you were given a second chance, what are some of the things that you could have done differently in the last 12 months?

I would have made time to learn and experiment on how to be a better and more active listener. I would have researched on how I can make that happen, and actively practice and apply what I have learnt. I think it would have made great difference in my relationships with people.

What is the greatest learning lesson(s) you have gained from the last 12 months?

How would you translate that learning into your life? What practical steps will you take moving forward?

Looking at the last 12 months, when did you allow fear and doubts to hold you back from getting what you wanted?

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What would you have done differently?

What was non-inspiring/dreadful for you about the last 12 months?

How do you intend to change it for the next 12 months?

  • Remove it?
  • Adjust it?
  • Replace it?

In three words, describe the person that you were for the last 12 months.

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My three words are learner, achiever, artiste.

In three words, describe the person that you are going to be in the next 12 months.

My three words are learner, influencer, artiste.

What is the difference, if any? Why the difference?

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How are you going to materialize the difference?

If you have been seriously answering these questions meditatively and thoroughly, well done!

Congratulations, you are definitely on your way to transform precious life lessons learnt in 2017 into meaningful goals for 2018, that will led to immense satisfaction and fulfillment for you.

So take a deep breath, sleep over it too if you want to before coming back to review all that you have written.

From there, see what arises for you. New insights, goals and aspirations for the new year. Write it all down.

Listen to your heart.

Hold on to these precious notes for you will need them for the

next post/episode where I will reveal Blockbuster Part II.

Thank you for taking the time with me to reflect on your 2017 life lessons. I find the idea that I will not be repeating mistakes I made in 2017, because I made time to learn from it already very satisfying.

Sometimes the way to move forward is to move backwards. And

Sometimes the fastest way
is to move slow.

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Don’t forget who won in the end! The tortoise! 😉

Let’s make your 2018 a most spectacular blockbuster year ever!

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For those of you who have not been thorough in this exercise, don’t forget to get started properly on your First Stepper, Reflections that transform Life Lessons into Goals and Fulfillment.

It’s free.

Start 2018 with clarity and purpose.

Leaving you with this beautiful quote from Rumi.

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GRAB YOUR FIRST STEPPER HERE!

In the cycles of our lives, there will be some beginnings that seem bubbling with beautiful promises. There is a delicious air of anticipation.

While it is definitely well and good to be motivated, with the exciting pulse  of new possibilities, it is vital to remind ourselves that

nothing happens without

intention and commitment.

Oh, what a downer. But it isn’t. It means you get to play. Take out the blank canvas and dream.

  • What medium would you like to use?
  • What would you like to draw?
  • What kind of colour would you be using?

Possibilities are infinite.

The blank space is inviting you to

fill it up with what inspires you.

This is exactly how I view vision boards. They are such a powerful tool to employ in the beginning of the year, or in a new phase of your life. You engage your mind and your senses, to decide what are your goals for the way forward.

Investigate what inspires you, and is worth your time and effort. You prioritize them, and declare it on your vision board.

As I started working on mine,

I just got more and more energized.

There is so much power in putting down on paper what was till that point, merely drifting thoughts in my mind.

I observed the same response from my clients. As I guide them to imagine, and to claim what they want to be theirs,

their eyes sparkled.

It was so intoxicating for me to watch someone else weave their dreams into their vision board. Truly magical.

When it was all done, I heaved a sigh of relief and contentment. It felt like a huge brain dump. Except that what I was releasing, were very pleasing things that were close to my heart.

As I look intently at my vision board in its entirety, my heart started to sing. It was almost too much to bear, to gaze at all that I desire at one glance. I felt true soul magic at work.

I also felt the newfound determination

to see it to its completion.

One of my clients thanked me after our vision board magic session, and shared that it had helped her resolve a lingering dilemma for the last two weeks. She was considering a study bond from her company, which was a very crucial step for her. But she had reservations and doubt.

In the course of drawing out her intentions for her work onto her vision board, she suddenly realized that the answer from her heart was a yes.

All the fears and concerns that had kept her immobile all these time, melted away.

Such vision board magic!

The way I do my vision board is radically different from the usual vision boards out there. My version of vision board comes from years of trials and error.

I did not want to just create yet another vision board for the new year, without acknowledging the parts that didn’t work for me the year before. I also wanted to make sure that my vision board is a board that works, with visions manifested.

Hence, together with my own observations and feedback from my clients, Vision Board Magic (VBM) was born.

The potent secret ingredients in VBM adds an alchemical element to the vision board, that helps it to become more accessible in daily life. After all, you can’t go everywhere with your vision board.

But what’s the use of a vision board that does not weave its magic in your daily life, to manifest what’s on it?

Vision Board Magic – Magic Amplification.

Today, I will share two of these potent ingredients of Vision Board Magic. When these ingredients are thrown into the pot, it will change a pretty picture board on your wall, to a board that works and visions that manifest.

Before we move in that direction, I want to make it clear what vision board is and more importantly, what vision board is NOT. That will ensure that your vision board is created with conviction, and delusions-free.

  1. Vision board is NOT a magic pill.

    Just because you made time to create a most beautiful vision board, does not mean that it will now automatically manifest by iteself. Tough luck Shakti but you need to commit, and do the actual work to ground your goals into reality.

    Your vision board is the modest seed that you have embedded into the soil. It is not the blossoming plant. You actually need to water it, care for it, and give consistent time and attention for the beautiful flowers, that is waiting to bloom.

  2. Vision board is a magnifier.

    Your vision board not only activates your goals, and it is brought to the forefront of your conscious mind. It reveals to you where to focus your attention, and what to look out for in your daily life.

    In doing so, it magnifies your visions powerfully on the energetic level. A compound effect is generated towards your goals, your efforts and your intentions.

    The more you act on your vision board, the faster you snowball towards your desired outcomes. The law of synchronicity is also activated. You start to attract ‘coincidences’.

  3. Vision board is not for the chicken-hearted.

    The Cambridge dictionary defines vision as the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. could develop in the future and to plan for this.I repeat, and … to … plan … for … it. That is what you are doing with your vision board, something a chicken is unable to do.

    A chicken does not aspire to be an eagle, it doesn’t even spend much time looking up! It is busy pecking for food. Neither does it have the notion to admire the sunset or the sunrise.

    Vision boards are for people who have the guts to dream, to visualize a desired future for themselves. Who is willing to have the faith, even if they cannot see the path ahead, at the moment.

    In short, vision boards are meant for visionaries.

    Are you a visionary?

Alright, now that we have that clarity and reality-check, it is time to reveal two of my Vision Board Magic secrets to you.

Are you ready?

Vision Board Magic Secret Ingredients

1. A Vision Board Magic is a Being Board.

  • Have you ever created vision boards before?
  • Have you ever looked back at your board one year later, and wondered ‘why on earth was that goal on my board?
  • Have you ever achieved what was on your board, and then felt disappointed, because it did not satisfy you at all?

The antidote is to think of your vision board as a representation of your BE-ingness. It is not about what you want to do, what you want to have, etc.

It is about who you are BE-ing.

Which area of your BEing-ness are you focusing on this new year or this new phase of your life?

What was put on your board might be things that you thought would made you happy. But it didn’t. I thought long and hard about it after reviewing my own board.

Then, it struck me like a bolt of lightning. Because I was focusing on the wrong thing. I asked myself what kind of board would I like to make moving forward, that will not repeat this sense of dissatisfaction again.

I realized I was moving in the opposite direction. Instead of being so occupied with what I want to achieve, what I want to have,

I should be focused on WHO I want TO BE.

I wanted

to create vision boards that

satisfy my last breath with a smile.

I suspect that I do not really care what I own or achieved in that moment, in my last breath. I WILL care about how I have lived my life and used up all my energy to be the kind of person I want to be.

What better insurance for that

than your vision board?

Provided you are committed to your Vision Board of course.

That was a real game-changer for me. So now the heart of my vision board comes from who I want to be, and it branches out to what that means in terms of the activities I will engage in, the projects that I will take up, the possessions I want to work towards, the  commitments I will make, etc.

All of which, will express that kind of ‘last-breath satisfaction’ for me.

2. Know Your Why

“He who has a why to live for

can bear almost any how.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Another element that you will not find in other vision boards, is the why. We all know about the why, Simon Sinek got everyone into a frenzy with it.

And, rightly so.

If knowing your why is so crucial,

then why is your why

not on your vision board?

Vision Board Magic includes the all-important-why on your vision board. Again, this was added based on observing my own behavior. I noted that there were times when I felt a sense of dread looking at my vision board.

It reminded me of the amount of work I needed to put in to make things happen, and all the things I have not done yet. Why was I feeling dread?

Because I have forgotten about my why.

What is the simplest solution?

Include your Why in your Vision Board Magic! It’s your vision board so put it in any way that makes sense to you. Make sure that it is clearly visible.

The toe pads of geckos contain tiny hair-like structures called setae, which helps it to stick to surfaces so it does not fall.

The Why on your board is one of the several setae in Vision Board Magic, that helps your vision board sticks to your daily life. 

In your stressful or tiring moments, looking at the why on your board will energize and refocus your energy and attention. Split-second re-calibration.

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
― Gautama Buddha.

The Being-ness of a Vision Board Magic does exactly that. It helps you define your purpose, and to give your whole heart and soul to that purpose by translating it into the sub-branches in your vision board.

Thank you for reading.

GIMME MORE GOOD STUFF!

1. First Stepper on Shakti on Fire Podcast

If you want to listen to the podcast episode of this blog post, click here.

2. Using the 4 Elements to Actualize your goals and vision

Have a most fruitful heart-satisfying 2018 ahead! 🙂

Story SMASH!er

Joy Leng

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Are You Depressed?

In the U.S alone, about 15 million people suffer from depression annually. Although majority are women,

almost two-thirds do not seek help.

  • Are you among the two-thirds?
  • Are you wondering if you are depressed?
  • How do you know if you are depressed?

Given the scary statistics on women, you can understand why I feel the need to do a post on depression and women.

WOMEN AND DEPRESSION

Women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men. Almost up to one in four women is likely to have at least one episode of major depression at some point in life.

Meaning that

between you and three of your close girlfriends, one of you is going to have a major depression episode at some point.

Depression is common, depression is real and no it doesn’t just happen to ‘other people.’

Depression can happen to anyone, including you and me.

So then, what exactly is depression?

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

According to Webmd,

clinical depression is a serious and pervasive mood disorder.

It causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness.

Depression can be mild to moderate with symptoms of apathy, little appetite, difficulty sleeping, low self-esteem, and low-grade fatigue. Or it can be more severe.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

In women, symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness, anxiety, or a sense of ’emptiness’
  • Little or no interest or pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism
  • Sleeping too much or too  little, middle of the night wakings
  • Loss of appetite &/ weight loss or overeating & weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling ‘sluggish’
  • Contemplation of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

WHY DO WOMEN GET DEPRESSION MORE OFTEN THAN MEN?

  1. BIOLOGICAL/PHYSICAL/HORMONAL

I. Women’s Hormonal Fluctuations

The fluctuations of hormones level throughout a woman’s life have been believed to be a major factor. Hormones changes are most evident during significant periods in a woman’s life.

  • Premenstrual stress can also cause depression, anxiety and mood swings one week before menstruation.
  • Pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, unwanted pregnancy
  • Postpartum depression
  • Perimenopause and menopause

II. Health Challenges

  • Chronic illness
  • Injury
  • Disability
  • Dieting
  • Quitting vices/addictions (e.g. alcohol, drugs, smoking)
  • Medication side effects (E.g. birth control medication, hormone replacement therapy.)

2. PSYCHOLOGICAL

I. Feelings

Women are more likely to ruminate when they are depressed. We cry to relieve our emotional tension, have negative inner dialogues and confide in friends about our depression.

The thing is,

rumination reinforces depression
and can make it worse.

II. Environmental stressors

Stress from work, school or at home can affect women more than men. Studies have shown that women are more likely to develop depression from stress, as compared to men.

Also, the female physiological response
to stress is to produce
MORE stress hormones.

The female sex hormone progesterone does not turn off the stress hormone system the way it does in men.

III. Body Image Issues

Ah, this is the bomb for women. And often, it already starts in puberty. Not only does a young girl experiences the challenges and confusion that comes with puberty, she would have already been exposed to the implicit and explicit expectations of society about women, by  observing her environment and the female figures in her life. And of course,

the impossible perfect body.

3. SOCIAL

Social factors, lifestyle choices, relationships and coping skills can become potential breeding grounds for depression as well.

  • Marital or love relationships, balancing the demands of romance, home life and career.
  • Family duties, such as caring for the spouse, the young and the aging.
  • Work challenges or discrimination at work such as skipped for a promotion or even retrenchment.
  • Death and sickness of loved ones.

4. OTHER FACTORS

Factors that can increase the chance of depression in women.

  • Genetic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychological or personality characteristics
  • Being a single parent
  • Family history of mood disorders
  • History of mood disorders in early reproductive years
  • Loss of a parent before age 10
  • Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss
  • Ongoing psychological and social stress
  • Physical or sexual abuse

HOW TO COPE WITH DEPRESSION

As you can see, depression is common for women,

you are not alone.

While it is challenging to be enthusiastic about resolving your depression issue while in depression, you can start with baby steps.

Here are some suggestions on what you can do to slowly move yourself out of the black vacuum that you are feeling.

I will keep this short because I would like to do a separate post on techniques to cope with depression.

  • Find a friend who can be an open and non-judgemental listener for you.

    If there is none, there are always counselors and therapists near you whom you can seek help from.

  • Physical exercise

    Be it a slow walk by the park or a vigorous kick boxing session, exercise releases endorphins, that can make you feel good and better about yourself.

  • Quality sleep

    Have at least 6-8 of sleep. Do not shortchange yourself on quality sleep that can help you to rest, repair and rejuvenate.

  • Meditate

    Make time for stillness to centered yourself back to your core again. Breath works is great too. My favorite tool is Insight App.

  • Gratitude

    Just for two minutes every night, list down the blessings that still abounds in your life. Breath and expand the sensation of gratitude in your heart.

  • Hydration

    About 60% of the human body is water. Make sure you drink enough water everyday to stay hydrated and to minimize disruptions in the bodily functions/processes. Avoid or minimize alcohol or dehydrating fluids like coffee.

  • Spiritual guidance

    Whatever is your spiritual or religious beliefs, seek constant inspiration and draw strength from it. There must be a reason why this is your spirituality, anchor on it.

  • Sunlight is your friend

    Get outdoors, breath in the fresh air, and soak in the sunlight. It will do wonders for your body, mind and spirit.

    Better still, book a session of Open-Hearted Walk with me and you get counseling plus a refreshing outdoor walk, all in one! 🙂

  • Socialize

    Be involved in social activities, meet up with your friends.  Join a new social club or interest group!

  • Get therapy

    Explore psycho-therapy, energy healing. For example, Aroma Freedom Technique is known to be a quick process that helps you process past negative feelings and memories, so that you can let go of the past and move your emotional energy into a positive direction.

  • Challenge your thoughts

    When that negative voice starts again, challenge it. Don’t just accept it. Ask for evidence for what it’s saying and think of times/evidence when it was not the case.

  • Keep going!

    Even when you don’t feel like it, still get up and moving. Continue to meet friends, walk the dog, show up for work. Keep going!

So, are you depressed?

What jumped out at you from this post?

Use this depression quiz to determine where you are.

It is important to seek support and even professional help if you are depressed. First thing first, awareness. Use the depression quiz to gain awareness.

REFERENCES:

  • https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-women#1
  • https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-in-women.htm
  • https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml
  • https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/4-fast-mood-boosters-

Be kind to yourself today dear one.

Grab your depression quiz here.

*** If you would like to book for a coaching / counseling / Aroma Freedom Technique session with me, here is the link.

Namaste.

Story SMASHer,

Joy

~ Nurturing Resilience, Vitality and Self-love in Women ~

 

Wonder Woman Way – Sexy Fun Empowerment Workshop for Women (Fundraising Event)

This body ~ mind ~ spirit workshop has primarily three parts to it (in order of sequence)

1. Warrior Goddess Meditation

2. Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT)

3. Bellyfit Cardio

1. WARRIOR GODDESS MEDITATION (conducted by Joy Leng)
Based on the teachings of Warrior Goddess Training (by Heather Ash Amara), certified Warrior Goddess Facilitator Joy Leng will walk you through a heart-centered meditation.

2. AROMA FREEDOM TECHNIQUE – AFT (conducted by Joy Leng)
It largely works on the subconscious. It helps to bring out suppressed negative thoughts/beliefs/feelings, clear past traumas, trapped emotions, increase intuition and gain clarity. We will be focusing on the challenges that prevent you from celebrating being a woman and standing fully in your power.

3. BELLYFIT CARDIO (conducted by Anne Elizabeth Moss)
Bellyfit® is the holistic fitness experience for women that blends the power and wisdom of ancient cultures with the research, technology and trends of the modern world.

Designed exclusively for the female body, mind and spirit, Bellyfit® offers a full body, full of spirit, extraordinary exercise experience in a safe, effective, intelligent group fitness format guaranteed to satisfy women’s desire to feel beautiful, strong and healthy.

In the first half hour of the class, burn mega calories, relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with fun, easy to learn cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Bellydance, Bollywood and African Dance.

During the second half of the class, enjoy sculpting, toning and tightening with Pilates inspired core work, a deep yet relaxing Yoga inspired stretch and mindful Mudra Meditation.

Sign up today!

FACILITATORS BIO

ANNE MOSS
Originally from Michigan (USA), Anne has been living in Asia for 7 years while teaching English most of those years. Before moving across the world she studied and performed bellydance for more than a decade, with 3 of those years teaching bellydance in Sarnia, Canada.

She took a yoga teacher training course in India in 2014, and has been able to teach her English students during camps. In addition, she has taught adult yoga, dance and Bellyfit® in Taipei and Singapore.

She has placed in international competitions, performed in 12 countries, holds a Level 3 teaching certificate by the Korean Bellydance Association, hatha/vinyasa yoga (RYT-200), group exercise leadership ( ACE) and Bellyfit® Teacher Certifications. She has worked with Darren Ho’s Le’Mirage Bellydance company for the 2015-2016 season and currently teaches regular Bellyfit® classes in Singapore.

JOY LENG

Joy Leng is the founder of Joylight Transformational Coaching, author of ‘From Zero to Shakti’ and producer of Shakti on Fire Podcast.

She is also an ICF accredited empowerment coach and a certified warrior goddess facilitator, trained by Heather Ash Amara, a Reiki healer and an Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) practitioner.

Being an adventurous soul, she was among the first, to start a pole dancing studio in Singapore, SensUal Joy Studio in 2005. She is a passionate latin dancer and was a professional dancer for many years before embarking on being a life coach.

She is the founder of For Our Children (FOC), an intiative set up to raise funds to build schools in developing countries. FOC has raised S$12,000 previously to help rebuild Ongkrong Primary School in Cambodia, under Tabitha Cambodia.

Her mission is to ignite kick ass lives and to empower one million women (Shaktis on FIre) to do three million good deeds by 2028.

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Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

Joy
~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and here.
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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What’s Your Story Workshop based on Choice Theory and From Zero to Shakti

I cannot be more thrilled that my book was given a chance to have a smashing start. To be invited once again by Young Women Leadership Connection (YWLC) to do a talk for a women shelter is the most perfect beginning for my book.

One year ago, when I was invited to do a motivational talk for the same shelter, I was a brand new baby life coach. I was nervous about sharing my personal story and I did not know where to begin.

So I decided to share the three precious truths that I have learnt in my path to self-healing and empowerment. I had a powerpoint and a very able friend/trained counselor to back me up.

It was messy because of the various interpretations required due to language barrier. Otherwise,

it was a soulful success.

Everyone got something valuable out of our time together.

Fast forward one year later, same story. This time, backed up by Choice Theory, role plays preparation, another able assistant/trained Choice Theory practitioner and my book, From Zero to Shakti.

Wow, how things have changed.

Same story,

more powerful storytelling style.

We got off on a nice start, with everyone warming up at the self introduction segment. The atmosphere had a nose dive from the moment we showed the book video.

It was intentional.

This is not going to be a feel-good ra-ra talk. It was designed to be

a tough love, reality check workshop.

It was challenging, as we navigate through the emotional ups and downs of our audience.

But it worked. Sure, there were some tears, even mini breakdowns. But it was clear,

the message hit home.

All that was suppressed and hidden rose quickly to the surface.

To be healed and in time, addressed.

Based on the feedback we got and what was shared on the success board, there was no shadow of doubt, it was another impactful session. This year,

more potent than ever.

We left

with our hearts overflowing.

Proud of our work and most of all,

proud of the women who showed up and

showed their broken hearts to be healed.

Pure magic this morning.

FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THE WORKSHOP

From a thoughtful mother

From the youngest participant, a 15 years old who wrote,

‘Today I learnt to manage my emotions.’

FROM THE WOMEN FROM YOUNG WOMEN LEADERSHIP CONNECTION

I am grateful. For the work that I do. And I will do it more passionately from henceforth, for the priceless abundance I receive, every time I stepped into the arena. In the name of love.

  • Check out my book site here.
  • Check out Choice Talk, What’s Your Story? Workshop here.

~ Igniting Kick Ass Lives ~

Namaste,

Joy

 

Free Chapter Giveaway of From Zero to Shakti on Amazon

An inspiring story of a woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment. It depicts her determination to release the limiting stories that held her hostage ever since she was a child.

You will be riveted by the whirlwinds of trials and tribulations she had to wrestled with, as she go half across the world on her own to reclaim her own soul.

Experience her moments of terror as she desperately circumvent one crisis after another.

Indulge in her waves of joy as she unpeels layer after layer of her shame, her pain and her inauthenticity.

Join her in her triumph from Zero to Shakti as she blaze her way through rebirth and redemption, in a consummation of a firewalk in the desert.

Foreword by Dr Mel Gill, bestselling author of The Meta Secret

     

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Namaste.
With all my Shakti love,

Joy

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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins REBIRTH podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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Kick Ass 14 – Why You Should Not Create Your Vision Board

Let’s face it, the idea of a vision board is a chore. I can think of so many reasons why one should not be creating your own vision board.

Can you think of any?

Let me tell you three.

RESOURCES

The whole point is to create a

vision board that is awesome

and makes you go wow yes?

Then be prepared for what lies ahead. You have to search high and low to find different magazines, in order to find the pictures that you have in mind.

If you live in a magazine-less house like me in this digital age, good luck on that.

You will have to be a maniac scavenger of magazines,

robbing the poor aunty, who needs to sell them for a livelihood.

Then again, of course you can head out to the nearest newsstand and buy all the available magazines.

So even if you succeed in laying your hands on a handful of magazines,

there is no guarantee

that you will be able to find all the images that you have in mind.

If you find images that you like on the internet, you will have to print them. And hey! It’s your vision board, surely you are not going to print all of them in black and white?

Expensive much?

TIME

It is an extremely time consuming activity. Unless you want to end up with a pathetic looking vision board, you have to really

pin yourself down

for a significant big chunk of time

to make it work.

The preparation time alone is not to be snort at. You need time to analyze the type of pictures you want for all the different sections in the vision board. Time is required to gather your pile of magazines, newspapers and what’s not.

You might want to spend time looking through the internet, Instagram, Pinterest to find your picture perfect images.

Ah wait!

you still have to print them too. And if it is not the right shape/size, you will have to spend time cutting and trimming it.

PATIENCE

Finally, you are ready for the actual creation process. Depending on how big your board is and how much material you have collected, you will have to figure out how to fit everything together.

Meaning that there is going to be

multiple attempts to arrange and rearrange and possibly starting from scratch too.

Now that you have decided where everything should be, you have to paste every item, one by one, and making sure that everything can be seen clearly. It should be organized and pleasing to the eye.

Hmmm so there,

  • Do you have what it takes to make your own vision board?
  • Can you visualize yourself going through all the hurdles to reach your vision board?
  • Do you have the time, resources AND patience to make it worth your while?

I can tell you. I don’t.

I was born impatient.

It is my non-existence virtue. I don’t even like magazines, much less own them. It is going to be a real hassle to try to locate them, and I am definitely not going to buy magazines, just so that I can cut them.

Or worse,

now I have to make more time to read the magazines I bought to ‘justify’ in my mind that it was worth the expense.

That is why I created my version of the vision board.

To me, my version is magic.

It does not consist of just pictures, so I don’t have to stress over finding enough relevant pictures to fill it up.

Yet, it is still colourful and stimulating to the eye.

Also, it consists of

words that are meaningful and powerful to me.

I like the idea of me writing them down then to pasting words I found from magazines, if I can even find them.

It just feels more authentic to me

and as an author, I definitely know the power of words. If it is my vision board and my special words,

I want my hand to be the pen-mistress,

not the paste-r.

So if you do not have the time, resources nor the patience like me and yet, would fancy having your own vision board, then

join me in my Vision Board Magic webinar

so I can let you in on my secrets.

 

I will show you how I managed to create my inspiring vision board iwth minimal time and resources

As a bonus, I will also show you

powerful tips to ensure your vision board is easily accessible in your daily life.

No, you won’t be carrying your board wherever you go.

So, impatient and busy people, see you at the Vision Board Magic Webinar. 🙂

SIGN UP HERE!

P.S. ~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy

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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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10% of my net profit goes to support For Our Children (FOC).

Warrior Goddess Introductory Session

You are whole.

You are powerful.

You are divine.

  • When you read these words do you feel the truth of them ringing in your bones?
  • Or do you feel the muffling weight of self-judgment and self-doubt, the deep-marrow fear of not being good enough, and the exhaustion of seeking your value outside of yourself?

~ If you don’t love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being,

~ If you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life,

~ If you struggle with owning your power and passion, then

it is time for an inner revolution.

Join Joy, a certified warrior goddess facilitator, trained by Heather Ash Amara, to learn how to ignite your Warrior Goddess energy using the Warrior Goddess Training.

Joy with Heather Ash Amara in Mago Retreat, Sedona

~ You are ALREADY whole and perfect. ~

You only need to release the negative energy that is making you believe otherwise.

~ Joy in Warrior Goddess Facilitator training in 2016 – http://www.joyleng.com/shakti-fire-sof-25-warrior-goddess-training-heather-ash/

~ The date for the next Warrior Goddess Introduction Session here.

~ Join our Shakti on Fire Meetup Group here.

~ Download two free chapters here.

Energy Exchange – $10 (cover refreshment and material cost)

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‘Goddess energy is our creative flow; unconditional love, pleasure, passion, wisdom. When we claim our goddess energy, we live in joyful self-acceptance, self-respect, and listen to our innermost being.’

– Heather Ash Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training

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Here’s to your soul elevation!

​~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~
​With all my Shakti love.
Namaste,
Joy
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AMAZON ALERT!

 

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s path to self-healing and empowerment.
Now available on Amazon and www.fromzerotoshakti.joyleng.com
Review on Amazon –


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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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Holistic Coaching (Coaching + Energy Healing)

“Thank you for your support. The holistic coaching session was useful as I was facing a difficult situation previously. The session has helped to provide clarity and instill positivity in my next steps.

The coaches supported the entire coaching process and at the end of the session I’m glad that I have made the decision to attend the session. Highly recommended!”

– Deborah S, Holistic Coaching with Joy and Rimi

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Now that you’ve set your amazing vision for 2017, it’s time to put it into action! To help you get your vision in gear, Rimi and I are offering a joint session of coaching PLUS energy release.

In this joint session, Joy will guide you to clarify the action steps you need to take to meet your goals, and Rimi will release the blockages that are getting in the way of your achieving them.

This joint session is the FIRST of its kind and we are confident you will reap the benefits!

Venue: Central area in Singapore
Energy Exchange: Special rate of $108 (Usual $260)
Duration: 80 min total
(40min private coaching + 40min energy release)
Pax: Only THREE spots available (you will be informed of your scheduled timing), TWO pax to be a confirmed event.

Check for latest event dates – https://www.facebook.com/joymycoach/events/

Important info:

1. RSVP here to indicate your interest.

2. To secure your place, please make your payment in full to POSB Savings 138-29-327-0. Kindly leave a note “SOF H.Coaching” when you make the transfer.

3. Email us at sofmeetup(at)gmail(dot)com with a picture of your transfer to confirm your spot.

3. If we exceed 5 ppl, we will put you on a waitlist for the next holistic coaching session which will take place again in March .

4. Please note that all allocated sessions start and end PUNCTUALLY. If you are late, your session will still end as per scheduled timing to ensure everyone gets their full exclusive session. We appreciate your understanding.

Learn more about energy detox – http://rimiyoshida.com/emotional-detox/
Learn more about coaching – http://www.joyleng.com/joylight-34-basics-of-the-coaching-relationship/

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“Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.”
– W. Clement Stone

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Here’s to your soul elevation!

​~ Get your free Step 1 of Let’s Step! Goal Setting Program and my latest kick ass updates here.​ ~

Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy
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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

~~~~~~~

‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
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P.S. Have you downloaded your FREE

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Interview 7 – The Tao of Confidence

An unexpected reward of my rebirth trip, was me, fulfilling my childhood dream, of being an author. I wrote about my adventures in my rebirth journey in a book. ‘From Zero to Shakti’, a woman’s search for rebirth and redemption, is now available on Amazon.

Find out more here!

Here’s to your soul elevation!

With all my Shakti love.
Namaste,
Joy
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AMAZON ALERT!

Check out my brand new book ‘From Zero to Shakti’
A woman’s search for rebirth and redemption.
Now available on Amazon Kindle!
Review on Amazon –
‘The author is very brave, disclosing her personal challenges and the solutions she created. I admire her unselfish sharing, and her courage in undertaking her personal quest.
She traveled a long distance to a special place, and even braved a fire walk–something difficult to imagine. She tells her story in an absorbing way. This book is charming.’

– Shearon B (Australia)
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*** How often do you say yes when you meant no? Or say no when you meant yes? Take the free Authentic U Quiz to find out.

P.S. Check out my 17mins podcast interview too at Love Is A Verb. 

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‘Empowering heart-centered women since 2005’

“I met Joy and was immediately struck by her vibrant energy.

She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
– Rimi Yoshida

Check out coaching with Joy.
~~~~~~~~


P.S. Have you downloaded your FREE

Ready to serve if you
  • Desire momentum and accountability to achieve your life goals.
  • Want to take advantage of DiSC personality profiling to understand your/your team’s strengths and to maximize productivity and harmony.
  • Are looking for an inspiring storyteller sharing truths from real life experience..

Book a FREE 20 minutes Skype session at me (at) joyleng.com for

  • Yourself or
  • For someone you feel who is in need of an empowerment coach.

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Kick Ass 11 – Vision Board Magic

In the cycles of our lives, there will be some beginnings that seem bubbling with beautiful promises. There is a delicious air of anticipation.

While it is definitely well and good to be motivated, with the exciting pulse  of new possibilities, it is vital to remind ourselves that

nothing happens without

intention and commitment.

Oh, what a downer. But it isn’t. It means you get to play. Take out the blank canvas and dream.

  • What medium would you like to use?
  • What would you like to draw?
  • What kind of colour would you be using?

Possibilities are infinite.

The blank space is inviting you to

fill it up with what inspires you.

This is exactly how I view vision boards. They are such a powerful tool to employ in the beginning of the year, or in a new phase of your life. You engage your mind and your senses, to decide what are your goals for the way forward.

Investigate what inspires you, and is worth your time and effort. You prioritize them, and declare it on your vision board.

As I started working on mine,

I just got more and more energized.

There is so much power in putting down on paper what was till that point, merely drifting thoughts in my mind.

I observed the same response from my clients. As I guide them to imagine, and to claim what they want to be theirs,

their eyes sparkled.

It was so intoxicating for me to watch someone else weave their dreams into their vision board. Truly magical.

When it was all done, I heaved a sigh of relief and contentment. It felt like a huge brain dump. Except that what I was releasing, were very pleasing things that were close to my heart.

As I look intently at my vision board in its entirety, my heart started to sing. It was almost too much to bear, to gaze at all that I desire at one glance. I felt true soul magic at work.

I also felt the newfound determination

to see it to its completion.

One of my clients thanked me after our vision board magic session, and shared that it had helped her resolve a lingering dilemma for the last two weeks. She was considering a study bond from her company, which was a very crucial step for her. But she had reservations and doubt.

In the course of drawing out her intentions for her work onto her vision board, she suddenly realized that the answer from her heart was a yes.

All the fears and concerns that had kept her immobile all these time, melted away.

Such vision board magic!

The way I do my vision board is radically different from the usual vision boards out there. My version of vision board comes from years of trials and error.

I did not want to just create yet another vision board for the new year, without acknowledging the parts that didn’t work for me the year before. I also wanted to make sure that my vision board is a board that works, with visions manifested.

Hence, together with my own observations and feedback from my clients, Vision Board Magic (VBM) was born.

The potent secret ingredients in VBM adds an alchemical element to the vision board, that helps it to become more accessible in daily life. After all, you can’t go everywhere with your vision board.

But what’s the use of a vision board that does not weave its magic in your daily life, to manifest what’s on it?

Vision Board Magic – Magic Amplification.

Today, I will share two of these potent ingredients of Vision Board Magic. When these ingredients are thrown into the pot, it will change a pretty picture board on your wall, to a board that works and visions that manifest.

Before we move in that direction, I want to make it clear what vision board is and more importantly, what vision board is NOT. That will ensure that your vision board is created with conviction, and delusions-free.

  1. Vision board is NOT a magic pill.

    Just because you made time to create a most beautiful vision board, does not mean that it will now automatically manifest by iteself. Tough luck Shakti but you need to commit, and do the actual work to ground your goals into reality.

    Your vision board is the modest seed that you have embedded into the soil. It is not the blossoming plant. You actually need to water it, care for it, and give consistent time and attention for the beautiful flowers, that is waiting to bloom.

  2. Vision board is a magnifier.

    Your vision board not only activates your goals, and it is brought to the forefront of your conscious mind. It reveals to you where to focus your attention, and what to look out for in your daily life.

    In doing so, it magnifies your visions powerfully on the energetic level. A compound effect is generated towards your goals, your efforts and your intentions.

    The more you act on your vision board, the faster you snowball towards your desired outcomes. The law of synchronicity is also activated. You start to attract ‘coincidences’.

  3. Vision board is not for the chicken-hearted.

    The Cambridge dictionary defines vision as the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. could develop in the future and to plan for this.I repeat, and … to … plan … for … it. That is what you are doing with your vision board, something a chicken is unable to do.

    A chicken does not aspire to be an eagle, it doesn’t even spend much time looking up! It is busy pecking for food. Neither does it have the notion to admire the sunset or the sunrise.

    Vision boards are for people who have the guts to dream, to visualize a desired future for themselves. Who is willing to have the faith, even if they cannot see the path ahead, at the moment.

    In short, vision boards are meant for visionaries.

    Are you a visionary?

Alright, now that we have that clarity and reality-check, it is time to reveal two of my Vision Board Magic secrets to you.

Are you ready?

Vision Board Magic Secret Ingredients

1. A Vision Board Magic is a Being Board.

  • Have you ever created vision boards before?
  • Have you ever looked back at your board one year later, and wondered ‘why on earth was that goal on my board?
  • Have you ever achieved what was on your board, and then felt disappointed, because it did not satisfy you at all?

The antidote is to think of your vision board as a representation of your BE-ingness. It is not about what you want to do, what you want to have, etc.

It is about who you are BE-ing.

Which area of your BEing-ness are you focusing on this new year or this new phase of your life?

What was put on your board might be things that you thought would made you happy. But it didn’t. I thought long and hard about it after reviewing my own board.

Then, it struck me like a bolt of lightning. Because I was focusing on the wrong thing. I asked myself what kind of board would I like to make moving forward, that will not repeat this sense of dissatisfaction again.

I realized I was moving in the opposite direction. Instead of being so occupied with what I want to achieve, what I want to have,

I should be focused on WHO I want TO BE.

I wanted

to create vision boards that

satisfy my last breath with a smile.

I suspect that I do not really care what I own or achieved in that moment, in my last breath. I WILL care about how I have lived my life and used up all my energy to be the kind of person I want to be.

What better insurance for that

than your vision board?

Provided you are committed to your Vision Board of course.

That was a real game-changer for me. So now the heart of my vision board comes from who I want to be, and it branches out to what that means in terms of the activities I will engage in, the projects that I will take up, the possessions I want to work towards, the  commitments I will make, etc.

All of which, will express that kind of ‘last-breath satisfaction’ for me.

2. Know Your Why

“He who has a why to live for

can bear almost any how.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Another element that you will not find in other vision boards, is the why. We all know about the why, Simon Sinek got everyone into a frenzy with it.

And, rightly so.

If knowing your why is so crucial,

then why is your why

not on your vision board?

Vision Board Magic includes the all-important-why on your vision board. Again, this was added based on observing my own behavior. I noted that there were times when I felt a sense of dread looking at my vision board.

It reminded me of the amount of work I needed to put in to make things happen, and all the things I have not done yet. Why was I feeling dread?

Because I have forgotten about my why.

What is the simplest solution?

Include your Why in your Vision Board Magic! It’s your vision board so put it in any way that makes sense to you. Make sure that it is clearly visible.

The toe pads of geckos contain tiny hair-like structures called setae, which helps it to stick to surfaces so it does not fall.

The Why on your board is one of the several setae in Vision Board Magic, that helps your vision board sticks to your daily life. 

In your stressful or tiring moments, looking at the why on your board will energize and refocus your energy and attention. Split-second re-calibration.

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”
― Gautama Buddha.

The Being-ness of a Vision Board Magic does exactly that. It helps you define your purpose, and to give your whole heart and soul to that purpose by translating it into the sub-branches in your vision board.

Thank you for reading.

GIMME MORE GOOD STUFF!

1. Vision Board Magic on Shakti on Fire Podcast

Podcast episode of this blog post, click here.

2. Using the 4 Elements to Actualize your goals and vision

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Participants say ~

‘Thank you for the clarity. It helps to build the foundation to grow my business in 2017.’
– Matt Mitchell, President of interTouch

‘It’s one thing to think about what you want to do, your future and visions. It is another to follow through and to fulfill your vision. I really love the little prompts given by Joy help work it thorough and spend 2017 in a fruitful and successful manner. Thank you Joy and Rimi!’ – G.C

‘I’ve always had these thoughts and knew what I had to do. But writing it all down helped me to see it clearer and made me realized that certain things were taking too much of my time. Time to prioritize!’ – Rosanne

‘The journey to discover my vision board with Joy helps me to have a concrete picture of my next steps ahead. Not just grounding me, but also giving me the confidence to welcome what’s coming up in the path that I am taking. Thanks Joy 🙏’ – Chui, private coachee

‘Prioritization in Progress. Thanks.’ – Grace

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Your Kick Ass Coach,

Joy

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Here’s to your soul elevation!

Thanks for reading.

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*** Take the first step to your GOALS here!

P.S. Why did I describe my life as a blank canvas? Check out my 10mins podcast interview at The Tao of Confidence. 

Your Transformational Coach,

Joy Leng

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She is a compassionate person with a quick mind, and I found her coaching to be skillful and intuitive.

If you ever need coaching, I would recommend you see her: not only will she help sort you out, she will be your cheerleader every step of the way!”
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