Source is Sustainable…

Soul Plan

Ending the month of June and beginning the month of July marks the end of the first half of this year 2018.  Everything does not always go as planned, one day can be great, and the next day can be less than great.  

As you begin this week, with a holiday smack dab in the middle, you may feel discombobulated by the craziness of the days with people on vacation and many feel that moving forward we are on the downside of the summer.

It is hard to plan your life on a week such as this, but maybe it is time to stop the planning and begin to trust your life for it will unfold with or without a plan.  It is also the end of a month and the beginning of a month financially.  This alone can drive folks a little crazy trying to get a handle on their money.  

No matter how the week and the month unfolds for your life and your money, keep this in mind.  No matter what, Source (aka Inner Being, Soul, God,  and more) is Sustainable.  Maybe, it is time to slow down on action and begin to “listen” to your Source.  This is also the seat of your intuition, which is the culmination of everything you know and have experienced in your life.  “Listening” to Source and Intuition, some may call it “gut feelings” rightfully so, can open your mind, your heart, and life to new things.  But it also brings you back to a concept I developed as my “core values” several years ago.

CORE VALUES ______November 2013 jpg

Our primal instinct directs us to become “personally sustainable”.  Maslow addressed this with his hierarchy of needs many years ago.  If we can “listen” to Source to follow what we need to do with life and with money to become “personally sustainable”, our next logical step is to create a sustainable environment for our family unit, no matter how it is structured.  From there, the simple approach is to have a family unit which can influence the creation of a “sustainable community”, no matter how small or large, no matter if it is a geographical, religious, educational, or similar community.  From there, it is an understandable leap to create “environmental sustainability” for it is inherent within each of us to care for our “home” large or small.  And the Earth is our home.  This is basic.  For each of us it can become simplistic or complicated, but, no matter Source is Sustainable.  

This week, take a little time each day to listen to Source in terms of your life and all that goes with it including money.  Trust Source and trust your soul for there has been a plan specifically for you all along, now is the time to “listen” to what that plan is.

 

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Peace With Money Without a Plan

simplicity plan breate trust let go

Another week begins as the holiday week ends…

Usually, a holiday week can wreak havoc with money.  Add to the week family, fireworks 💥 (familial as well as physical), lack of sleep, too much alcohol 🍷 and overeating, and you are in the midst of chaos.

Getting through a week like that can make you forget about money and your financial plans…but then comes your “back to reality” moment.  Back to everyday life tomorrow!  So, let’s not plan.  Let’s breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens…

Monday morning will arrive.  Start your week with a deep breath, trust in a moment to meditate no matter how short, then let go, and life will happen.  Along with life, money will take its place.  Then it is up to you to handle the money by breathing, trusting, letting go, and know that money will happen whether you are stressed or at peace.  

There is a process to have peace with money without a plan:  breath, trust, let go, and see what happens.

http://www.empowerexcellencewithjan.com

Always, Forever,Never an Exception!

Gratitude Always

  • From moment one of life, there is always, always, always something to be thankful for.  There are no exceptions to this.  There just are not!  Sometimes we may think that life is less than something to be grateful for, and “grateful” is simply another word for “thankful”!  And I am grateful I have a choice of which word to use.  For each of us, what we are grateful for can be different and very personal.  Sometimes, when someone is looking for something to be grateful for, examples can be helpful.  So, for today, here are some examples of what I am thankful for:
  • Sleeping through the night, all 8 hours!
  • Waking up pain free
  • Hearing the birds before the sun rose!
  • Walking 5000 steps 
  • The Oberlin Farm Market
  • The Crispy Buttery Hydroponic Lettuce
  • The One really beautiful organic tomato and organic cucumber
  • Saying “good morning” to at least 6 people on my walk and having my greeting returned!
  • The fantastic homemade organic cold brewed coffee I am enjoying!

And it is only 11:24 am!

I do not think I am an exception.  I do know that I have developed a meditation practice for my first awake 15 minutes.  That is another thing I am grateful for.  But I learned how to take a moment to be thankful –in my mind or verbally–when I first became a single parent more than three decades ago as I realized I could not do what I needed, not wanted but needed, to accomplish every day.  It was the simplest thing that I found gratitude for, like sleeping children, food in the refrigerator and all the simplest things that I had always taken for granted.  The habit stuck.  I pass a motorist stopped along the freeway, I find myself wishing “God, please take care of them!”  It is a habit!  But it is a conscious habit, and I miss it when I am too busy to think, so I make it a point to be thankful for almost everything…even the bad stuff.  Because the bad stuff always has a core truth of gratitude in it.  All it takes is the time to stop, breathe, and think…because there is always something to be thankful for…

Journaling for Joy!

Joy in the Ordinary

Empowering excellence includes many things:  breathing, meditating, sleeping, eating, and more including journaling.  Why “journaling”?  

Not only do they tell how people lived and what normal everyday concerns were.  But it also allows us to channel our rage, our anger, our fears, and more in a safe way.  Venting is healthy emotionally and physically.  This is what Pinterest and Facebook are all about:  sharing and venting.  So take a look at how journaling is good for you and for your money!

Think of sitting down and escaping your reality.  Think of it as a snapshot of you in time.  Think of it as therapy without a fee.  Think of it as writing your story, knowing that you can make yourself a hero or heroine at any time.  Think of it as being the victim of any number of bad things that may happen to you.  

All of this can help you sleep better.  Take all of those crazy nighttime thoughts that keep you awake and put them down on paper and then close the book on them as you put yourself to sleep.  Or in the morning, get your brain clean for a productive day with words of encouragement only you can provide!

You can awaken your creativity, too.   Write, write, write; get those thoughts out.  Write long journal entries or short–it is all up to you.  You can also vent with kindness or with anger getting the feelings out.  

You can organize your life.  Your journal can put down thoughts you have in the shower, in the car, while you pretend to listen to someone else.  Be positive, be negative ONLY here, and smile, cry, share all of your emotions.  

And you can journal about your dreams of what the money you know is coming to you can do to change any and all of these feelings.  Work through your money emotions; you can, you know.  Capture those dreams in the morning, and seed those dreams in the evening.  Journaling is what you make it!

It’s A Family Affair…Money, That Is!

Resilience

Ah, Sunday Morning!

The opening line in Oprah Winfrey’s 2017 book THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS IS

“I never thought of it that way.”

Winfrey THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS

Yes, I have always thought of Sundays as I was taught as a child…You go to church on Sundays!

But I have grown too much to be that limited.  Spirituality is with me 24/7, and I do find church very unproductive except to say “hello” to friends during the “peace sign time”.  I find my peace, I find my time with Source all through the days every day!  That is just me.

But I do make time to have a private chat with my son in Florida when he is available to talk; I do my journaling on Sunday morning when I am rested and clear minded; and I do my now weekly blog many times on Sunday morning.

Today is the first Sunday of September, Labor day Weekend.  I spent a good part of yesterday with “the little people” while my son and daughter-in-law had a “date night”.  I love being with the almost 5 and almost 3 year old.  Cooking, sharing Saturday night supper, and watching children’s shows on Netflix or reading a book of each of their choice, and watching them wait to go to bed until their Mommy and Daddy get home!

This is also the beginning of a new quarter for a year that has gone way too fast!

Family, newly defined, has gained a new role in my balanced life now that I have learned that blood siblings do not necessarily want you to be a part of their very different lives.  Their version of this is that I am the one who has always lived a life different than theirs, and I have finally accepted that.  While one sister participates in no technology after work, including the telephone or texting, the other only communicates with texts when there is a major family announcement on her part.  They are strangers in my world of family…and it took me six decades to accept that.  I am glad that my parents are deceased because facing them today to settle a financial legacy, if there was one, would be tortuous!

But family defined as my two sons, my daughter in law, and two grandsons is wonderful on good days and bad days in both good ways and bad ways!

2018 has been a year to clearly define where my business of 6 years, Empower Excellence, LLC, fits into the balance of my life.  It has been a year of exploration, of accepting imperfection as I do new things I never thought of doing before like throwing out my old website and creating my own new one http://www.empowerexcellencewithjan.com on WIX, and then moving forward following research of online programs ending up with Teachable.  Recent research has shown that I made a good choice even though I am not always sure of that because of my limited technical experience.  However, there are 5 programs now on Teachable preparing for marketing them and growing them to be a source of passive income to enable me to spend more time with “the little people” as they grow.  This is the current path…and money will always play a role.

As an older child in a family of limited means and then a single parent of my two sons, I have been seeking a way to really “make money” but hampered by a life mantra of “there’s not enough money for that”.  And that is a core belief I have overcome after all of these years; and a major passion for me and Empower Excellence is to “Make Money Simple” and abundant for all.

Over the last few months, my mantra has become “I never thought of it that way.”  And that mainly dealt with who I work with in my practice.  When I first began, I worked with groups.  That was a silly notion because nobody wants to talk about their money issues with other people listening.  Those group programs have been transformed into the Teachable courses, where it is just me and my client with the computers.  Then I worked with individual clients successfully.  But I truly learned that it is never just one person creating their money difficulties.  It was never that simple.  Family would always be a part, and recently two of my longest engagements with single clients became a “family affair”.    And those clients really brought home how great it was that I worked with other immediate family members to “Make Money Simple” for all.

So, September is the month when “Building a Family Legacy of Financial Wellness” is available to all either in person, by phone, or Skype.  This is a program that is near and dear to my heart and will also become a 2019 Teachable program within my Teachable school “Empower Excellence Transformational Moments”.  It will have options within the category of “Empowering Families”, and will focus on a core offering of improving financial communication, collaboration, and compromise for families.  The other offerings include a scheduled personal family session each month over the course of a year, with one or more family members, to “Make Money Simple” in the family.  Each family is different, and each family faces their own money issues.  The goal for all who participate is to empower all family members to have a money mindset for life.   A Family Legacy of Financial Wellness brings strength to the family unit unifying them over the topic of money in a multigenerational manner.

No matter who you define to be within your family, family is important, and money can be a common bond or a common threat…i have decided to “Make Money Simple” for families…

 

Always feel free to call me for a complementary strategy session:

Jan Litterst 440-670-2252

 

 

It’s A Family Affair…Money, That Is!

Resilience

Ah, Sunday Morning!

The opening line in Oprah Winfrey’s 2017 book THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS IS

“I never thought of it that way.”

Winfrey THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS

Yes, I have always thought of Sundays as I was taught as a child…You go to church on Sundays!

But I have grown too much to be that limited.  Spirituality is with me 24/7, and I do find church very unproductive except to say “hello” to friends during the “peace sign time”.  I find my peace, I find my time with Source all through the days every day!  That is just me.

But I do make time to have a private chat with my son in Florida when he is available to talk; I do my journaling on Sunday morning when I am rested and clear minded; and I do my now weekly blog many times on Sunday morning.

Today is the first Sunday of September, Labor day Weekend.  I spent a good part of yesterday with “the little people” while my son and daughter-in-law had a “date night”.  I love being with the almost 5 and almost 3 year old.  Cooking, sharing Saturday night supper, and watching children’s shows on Netflix or reading a book of each of their choice, and watching them wait to go to bed until their Mommy and Daddy get home!

This is also the beginning of a new quarter for a year that has gone way too fast!

Family, newly defined, has gained a new role in my balanced life now that I have learned that blood siblings do not necessarily want you to be a part of their very different lives.  Their version of this is that I am the one who has always lived a life different than theirs, and I have finally accepted that.  While one sister participates in no technology after work, including the telephone or texting, the other only communicates with texts when there is a major family announcement on her part.  They are strangers in my world of family…and it took me six decades to accept that.  I am glad that my parents are deceased because facing them today to settle a financial legacy, if there was one, would be tortuous!

But family defined as my two sons, my daughter in law, and two grandsons is wonderful on good days and bad days in both good ways and bad ways!

2018 has been a year to clearly define where my business of 6 years, Empower Excellence, LLC, fits into the balance of my life.  It has been a year of exploration, of accepting imperfection as I do new things I never thought of doing before like throwing out my old website and creating my own new one http://www.empowerexcellencewithjan.com on WIX, and then moving forward following research of online programs ending up with Teachable.  Recent research has shown that I made a good choice even though I am not always sure of that because of my limited technical experience.  However, there are 5 programs now on Teachable preparing for marketing them and growing them to be a source of passive income to enable me to spend more time with “the little people” as they grow.  This is the current path…and money will always play a role.

As an older child in a family of limited means and then a single parent of my two sons, I have been seeking a way to really “make money” but hampered by a life mantra of “there’s not enough money for that”.  And that is a core belief I have overcome after all of these years; and a major passion for me and Empower Excellence is to “Make Money Simple” and abundant for all.

Over the last few months, my mantra has become “I never thought of it that way.”  And that mainly dealt with who I work with in my practice.  When I first began, I worked with groups.  That was a silly notion because nobody wants to talk about their money issues with other people listening.  Those group programs have been transformed into the Teachable courses, where it is just me and my client with the computers.  Then I worked with individual clients successfully.  But I truly learned that it is never just one person creating their money difficulties.  It was never that simple.  Family would always be a part, and recently two of my longest engagements with single clients became a “family affair”.    And those clients really brought home how great it was that I worked with other immediate family members to “Make Money Simple” for all.

So, September is the month when “Building a Family Legacy of Financial Wellness” is available to all either in person, by phone, or Skype.  This is a program that is near and dear to my heart and will also become a 2019 Teachable program within my Teachable school “Empower Excellence Transformational Moments”.  It will have options within the category of “Empowering Families”, and will focus on a core offering of improving financial communication, collaboration, and compromise for families.  The other offerings include a scheduled personal family session each month over the course of a year, with one or more family members, to “Make Money Simple” in the family.  Each family is different, and each family faces their own money issues.  The goal for all who participate is to empower all family members to have a money mindset for life.   A Family Legacy of Financial Wellness brings strength to the family unit unifying them over the topic of money in a multigenerational manner.

No matter who you define to be within your family, family is important, and money can be a common bond or a common threat…i have decided to “Make Money Simple” for families…

 

Always feel free to call me for a complementary strategy session:

Jan Litterst 440-670-2252

 

 

It’s A Family Affair…Money, That Is!

Resilience

Ah, Sunday Morning!

The opening line in Oprah Winfrey’s 2017 book THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS IS

“I never thought of it that way.”

Winfrey THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS

Yes, I have always thought of Sundays as I was taught as a child…You go to church on Sundays!

But I have grown too much to be that limited.  Spirituality is with me 24/7, and I do find church very unproductive except to say “hello” to friends during the “peace sign time”.  I find my peace, I find my time with Source all through the days every day!  That is just me.

But I do make time to have a private chat with my son in Florida when he is available to talk; I do my journaling on Sunday morning when I am rested and clear minded; and I do my now weekly blog many times on Sunday morning.

Today is the first Sunday of September, Labor day Weekend.  I spent a good part of yesterday with “the little people” while my son and daughter-in-law had a “date night”.  I love being with the almost 5 and almost 3 year old.  Cooking, sharing Saturday night supper, and watching children’s shows on Netflix or reading a book of each of their choice, and watching them wait to go to bed until their Mommy and Daddy get home!

This is also the beginning of a new quarter for a year that has gone way too fast!

Family, newly defined, has gained a new role in my balanced life now that I have learned that blood siblings do not necessarily want you to be a part of their very different lives.  Their version of this is that I am the one who has always lived a life different than theirs, and I have finally accepted that.  While one sister participates in no technology after work, including the telephone or texting, the other only communicates with texts when there is a major family announcement on her part.  They are strangers in my world of family…and it took me six decades to accept that.  I am glad that my parents are deceased because facing them today to settle a financial legacy, if there was one, would be tortuous!

But family defined as my two sons, my daughter in law, and two grandsons is wonderful on good days and bad days in both good ways and bad ways!

2018 has been a year to clearly define where my business of 6 years, Empower Excellence, LLC, fits into the balance of my life.  It has been a year of exploration, of accepting imperfection as I do new things I never thought of doing before like throwing out my old website and creating my own new one http://www.empowerexcellencewithjan.com on WIX, and then moving forward following research of online programs ending up with Teachable.  Recent research has shown that I made a good choice even though I am not always sure of that because of my limited technical experience.  However, there are 5 programs now on Teachable preparing for marketing them and growing them to be a source of passive income to enable me to spend more time with “the little people” as they grow.  This is the current path…and money will always play a role.

As an older child in a family of limited means and then a single parent of my two sons, I have been seeking a way to really “make money” but hampered by a life mantra of “there’s not enough money for that”.  And that is a core belief I have overcome after all of these years; and a major passion for me and Empower Excellence is to “Make Money Simple” and abundant for all.

Over the last few months, my mantra has become “I never thought of it that way.”  And that mainly dealt with who I work with in my practice.  When I first began, I worked with groups.  That was a silly notion because nobody wants to talk about their money issues with other people listening.  Those group programs have been transformed into the Teachable courses, where it is just me and my client with the computers.  Then I worked with individual clients successfully.  But I truly learned that it is never just one person creating their money difficulties.  It was never that simple.  Family would always be a part, and recently two of my longest engagements with single clients became a “family affair”.    And those clients really brought home how great it was that I worked with other immediate family members to “Make Money Simple” for all.

So, September is the month when “Building a Family Legacy of Financial Wellness” is available to all either in person, by phone, or Skype.  This is a program that is near and dear to my heart and will also become a 2019 Teachable program within my Teachable school “Empower Excellence Transformational Moments”.  It will have options within the category of “Empowering Families”, and will focus on a core offering of improving financial communication, collaboration, and compromise for families.  The other offerings include a scheduled personal family session each month over the course of a year, with one or more family members, to “Make Money Simple” in the family.  Each family is different, and each family faces their own money issues.  The goal for all who participate is to empower all family members to have a money mindset for life.   A Family Legacy of Financial Wellness brings strength to the family unit unifying them over the topic of money in a multigenerational manner.

No matter who you define to be within your family, family is important, and money can be a common bond or a common threat…i have decided to “Make Money Simple” for families…

 

Always feel free to call me for a complementary strategy session:

Jan Litterst 440-670-2252

 

 

Intuition Takes a Lifetime to Show Up!

new-things

Oh yes, it does take a lifetime of living to allow intuition to work, but it always seems like it just appeared!   It is like it is magic…but it has been within you all of the time.  This is especially true with intuition and money.  Unfortunately, many of us have been told so many times over the years that we are wrong, that we do not know how to handle money well, that we are bad with money.  The truth of the matter is no one knows you better than you.  No one knows what is important to you.  You have just listened to too many theories and “rules” and “you should” that you have lost your way through it all; and that is what intuition is, your way through it all!  Time to get back on your path, don’t you think?

Intuition Takes a Lifetime to Show Up!

new-things

Oh yes, it does take a lifetime of living to allow intuition to work, but it always seems like it just appeared!   It is like it is magic…but it has been within you all of the time.  This is especially true with intuition and money.  Unfortunately, many of us have been told so many times over the years that we are wrong, that we do not know how to handle money well, that we are bad with money.  The truth of the matter is no one knows you better than you.  No one knows what is important to you.  You have just listened to too many theories and “rules” and “you should” that you have lost your way through it all; and that is what intuition is, your way through it all!  Time to get back on your path, don’t you think?

Who is Garrett Gunderson? Who Cares?

Book 5 Day Weekend 2017

Breaking my own rule is my specialty:  I am writing a blog mid week.  Saturday may see the blog published, but in all honesty, I am writing this on Wednesday!

Garrett Gunderson came to me when he was supposed to.  

I also believe in telling you the truth:  the 5 DAY WEEKEND is not the subject of this blog today, but it is definitely worth the read, and Garrett Gunderson is a co-author!  He also wrote a book called KILLING SACRED COWS.

In this book, Gunderson deals with money myths.  One of the first money myths, or sacred cows, is that there is a finite money pie.  I might add, I agree in so many ways with Gunderson in both of these books.  Money is not finite; we make it appear to be finite, and we can make money a limitless commodity if we make the effort to learn and accept that there is a limitless supply.  Call it what you want:  the Law of Attraction, Manifestation, Source, and more.  Once we accept that it is limitless, we then need to find our purpose to be able to bring the money to us as we need it, want it, or just to prove we can.  How do we do that?

The myth is so simple…there is a limitless supply of money.  It is not a finite pie!  

Getting your share of the pie can be simple; it can also be very hard!  I know as I work with Money Energy.  Oh, so that is what I need, you say?  Where can I buy it?  Sorry, you cannot buy it even if you have a limitless supply of money.  Money Energy flows positive or negative.  It reflects your general energy of your thoughts, your feelings, your belief!  You may have heard, “change your thoughts”, and then you can change your life or more.  It is true.  

The first step in believing money is limitless is to start with you.  What?  Yes, you need to assess your self worth.  You need to believe you are worthy.  You need to believe that “YOU ARE ENOUGH”.  So simple, yet so hard for many.  Before you will come to believe that there is “enough money”, you need to believe that “YOU ARE ENOUGH” to deserve money.  Not a simple thing to accomplish, but it is a first step!  

 

Jan Litterst#moneyenergycoach

empowerexcellencewithjan.com

440-670-2252