Find & Activate Hope with Your Money…FLOW #Empower Connect Share

Beach Glass by my friend Suzanne Martin Cason. Thank you!

FLOW! The above graphic reminds me of FLOW in the layout of the beach glass and in the transformation each piece experienced in the cycle of its life as water flowed to make it the beautiful piece of nature it is now. Flow also reminds me of evolution and the work by Brian Swimme entitled THE POWERS OF THE UNIVERSE and so beautifully introduced to me by my friend Maureen Haggerty in her work with THE POWERS…FLOW also reminds me of the smile that comes to my face when I talk about Flow and Money in the lives of the folks I work with.

Finding and activating hope in one’s life also meanders back to flow, is the money flowing? In business and in personal life, cash flow is many times a problem that causes the first concerns in people’s minds with their money. It is an awareness that something is not quite right. This happens no matter what the amount of money you may have. There are choices when that happens: brush it aside and think that it will correct itself, which it might; blame it on your job your career, your significant other, your ability with money and keep on moving in the same direction; or stop and breathe and maybe think about it for a moment. The thinking can activate your brain to the notion that “there is a problem”. Your brain, if given that thought often enough and receiving a signal from you that it needs a solution, will start looking for a solution. Yes, really, it will.

But your thinking can also activate hope!

Think of hope as a “bridge” from a problem to a solution. Yes, it needs a nudge from you to become active, but then it needs to continue shifting into “active” by your thoughts and eventually your actions. You are living a life as Eckhart Tolle says: you are “One with life”. This is a dancer life is, and it waltzes into your life with you being the dance. Maybe the waltz is not the dance you are right now, but it is up to you to change the steps. Maybe a line dance or a tango?

Is there a flow problem with your money?

Unlike many today who are putting a temporary pause on working with their clients and followers, I cannot. This is a time where money is an issue directly related to the pandemic. If a problem with flow in your life was there before the pandemic, it is still there. Maybe this is the time to stop and breathe and activate hope in your life to begin to find a solution that will serve you well when life returns to “normal” whatever that might be.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, and remember that I would love to help you with your FLOW. 30-minute complimentary phone consultations are a start to make you feel better and feel that HOPE activating within you. 440-670-2252

Moving Beyond the Money… #Financial Freedom #Ageless Women of Wisdom #Empower Excellence

Once you have your money relationship where you want it, and you are comfortable with it, then it is time to move beyond the money. It is time to decide what choices you want to make with your life, with your personal and professional lives. Yes, the personal life does expand into the professional, and without a good money relationship you cannot choose professional activities that will help you build both your personal and professional horizons. You cannot expand without choices, and financial freedom gives you the ability to make choices. But, with choices, the benefits are profound.

You can find balance in all parts of your life as you create pathways of money energy. You will find that you are financially empowered, the worries melt away. You may find clarity, and you may inspire others becoming self-actualized in the process. You will find your soul’s purpose and maybe even be inspired to provide profound service to others. But more than anything, as you expand with financial freedom, you begin to enjoy the journey on your way to financial prosperity !

Once you find your money WHY, then you can make the connections necessary for your next steps personally and professionally, and eventually you will find that your journey to financial freedom frees your wisdom to be shared with others as they journey along with you!

Ready to share your wisdom and learn from the wisdom of others, attend the Ageless Women of Wisdom Spring 2020 Retreat https://tinyurl.com/yx4rv3wc

Do You Get Paid to Change the World? #Financial Freedom #Money #Empower Excellence #Wisdom #Ageless Women of Wisdom #Professional Women’s Connection

Change the World, Starting with Me…Poverty Suits No One Well!

January of this year was self care month, and I did that very well. February continues with self care, but this time it is focusing on the rebranding of my business to be “Jan Litterst”.

A long time ago, I threw the word “selfish” out of my vocabulary because I have traveled the spiritual path long enough to truly believe we all have a mission on earth and we cannot help anyone and make any changes in our lives, in other’s lives, our community, the world or the planet if we do not take care of ourselves mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, AND financially. It is not ok to have self-imposed poverty.

So I am on the path in 2020 to create the vision for me to create the momentum to change the world. And that is more than just paying the bills which so often is a goal of an entrepreneur. So I am paying the bills, but…My mission is to change money relationships which will change the world. Money rules our worlds, and not in a bad way. It is an important element in both our personal and professional lives. PROFIT is not a dirty word! It is ok to change the world with $$.

Energy & Passion

#Financial Freedom #Jan Litterst, LLC #Wisdom #Empower Excellence #Why

There are days when I awaken in the hours before sunrise and use the time for meditation, and then there are those days that my energy is so awakened by the meditation that all I want is a respite from that energy and focus on going back to sleep to recuperate, to slow down the brain and the heart so that I will be able to function normally for the rest of the day. It is on days like those that I consciously “shrink” myself so that I am comfortable.

Energy is so very powerful. I learned that over the decades I have been an energy practitioner. I use energy as a major force with money in my company Empower Excellence. And the more you are practiced in energy, the more powerful it becomes.

Following the Democratic Presidential Debate last evening, it became very clear to me why Bernie Sanders is my choice at this moment and probably will remain my choice throughout the process. Bernie is authentic, he is leading a revolution. This is not in any major way an effort to embellish him. He believes in what he is doing. He is not a candidate. He is a passionate leader who just happens in order to achieve his passion a candidate. And with the last four years with President Trump, we need a Bernie Sanders leading a revolution! Bernie is authentic, President Trump is not.

Authenticity is necessary for passion, and energy is necessary for passion. It is all connected. Personally, it is energy that carries me through all I do in my partnership with women to find their financial freedom, but authenticity is right along side energy. Finding Financial Freedom is my passion. I learned a long time ago that my authenticity and my disdain for inauthentic people sometimes did make me shrink to make others more comfortable.

But no more do I shrink for the benefit of others. My energy and authenticity make me strong and give no choice but to let my wisdom shine through always. And my passion is so much a part of me now that I live every moment–personally and professionally–to be infinitely devoted to my passion of partnering with women to reach financial freedom and the joy that freedom brings with it!

My WHY with Ageless Women of Wisdom

#Ageless Women of Wisdom #Jan Litterst #Empower Excellence #Financial Freedom

My WHY “to partner with women to achieve their financial freedom has been a journey for my whole life. In 2019 Ageless Women of Wisdom became the culminating activity that in and of itself has been a true journey to financial freedom.

Ageless Women of Wisdom began as a partnership and ended several months later as the beginning of Jan Litterst, LLC. One lesson I have learned on my journey to Financial Freedom is that I trust too easily because I pride myself on my honesty and integrity; consequently, I believe, or believed, that others who partner with me in any endeavor also pride themselves on honesty and integrity. Within the years since I have left corporate America, eye-opening experiences in each of my companies and programs have opened my eyes progressively wider. In Empower Excellence, a major client breached their major contract three months in, in Professional Women’s Connection the tearful founder asking me to take the networking program over left me hanging with a nonfunctional website and a blazing critique of what I had done to improve and grow the group, and in Ageless Women of Wisdom a friend of many years saw the opportunity for a new venture to begin together when what she really wanted was for me to be her “teacher to grow her business” and not a joint venture. Am I naive? Maybe a little. Am I honest? A whole lot. Do I have integrity? Definitely, yes. These are lessons many learn, but they are also lessons learned by many leaders of yesterday and today. So I have learned, and I have moved on with Ageless Women of Wisdom when the former friend and former partner walked away two weeks before the launch without fulfilling her commitment to me or to Ageless Women of Wisdom.

But there are lessons others have learned with me as well. I am honest and have integrity, and I am a straight shooter. After all, I am a Scorpio, and we will leave that at that. In all three of the above cases, I have forgiven each one in order to keep moving forward. But I have not forgotten as I am now much more skeptical and thorough in not only personal but professional ventures. As we enter Mercury Retrograde, all agreements are being explored thoroughly for Ageless Women of Wisdom’s launching retreat in May. But presenter agreements were signed weeks ago, the caterer and I have a verbal agreement in place, the venue contract has been signed in 2019. The Universe works with me when I work smarter and not harder.

Right now, all pieces of what will become Jan Litterst, LLC legally later this year, are a place of comfort for me. There is plenty to do, but I do also pride myself on focus and efficiency. Right now the focus is on Ageless Women of Wisdom and how my WHY has brought it into existence in more ways than one since June of 2019. There was no hesitation on my part when I faced moving ahead alone that this was what I wanted to do. It had many impacts including financial. But you see, as I shared with a son this morning, what I do in the next eight years of my life will impact the remainder of my intended longevity! And I am on a great journey!

All women are on a great journey as not only the divine feminine but also as the nurturers in everyone’s life as defined by our almighty design. We arrive in the world with wisdom and we continue to learn and live by that wisdom even though we rarely even attribute that wisdom to anything but “doing what we have to do.” Creating Ageless Women of Wisdom (AWW) begged certain questions including is this about aging, and it is not. “AGELESS” is the key. The sooner women realize that the wisdom we have to share with other women of all generations, the more we tap into the wisdom that is ours to SHARE. Someday, with permission, I will share how a five-year old “woman” constantly demonstrates her wisdom among women of many generations her senior!

So, Financial Freedom? What is it in laymen/laywomen’s terms? It is self confidence grown through intuition and knowledge in every woman throughout her life. When she has the confidence, knowledge, and trusts her intuition, she is on the road to financial freedom as money, right or wrong, plays a role in every decision throughout life. That decision can be made by the woman herself or by other members of her family, her education, her religion, her friends, and more. If our Ageless Woman of Wisdom, our AWW Woman, is on her financial freedom journey, her decisions are impacted by her wisdom. Her wisdom grows from the sharing of all other women in her life as well as what she shares with other women.

And my WHY with Ageless Women of Wisdom is to be a partner to every woman to achieve their financial freedom. It is so simple as Oprah puts it this month in O Magazine “I’m always amazed by how easy it is to impact another life.”

My WHY and Professional Women’s Connection #Professional Women’s Connection

Professional Women’s Connection grew out of a women’s networking group facing nonexistence in 2013. I did not create the original group but joined it in 2004. Rather than see it dissolve, I accepted the challenge to take it on as part of Empower Excellence. I did, and today it has grown to four regional professional networking groups in Northeast Ohio. I had a WHY to partner with women to achieve their financial freedom in existence with Empower Excellence, the foundation for FINANCIAL FREEDOM.. Professional Women’s Connection as it was renamed in late 2013 had its part in the WHY: this was the opportunity for a woman to expand her career aspirations whether she was an employee or an entrepreneur. Opportunity is presented through professional networking available to a woman in Northeast Ohio in our four geographically based groups structured to be a collaborative, not competitive, environment no matter where our members are on their business path. Already on the path to FINANCIAL FREEDOM, women participating in Empower Excellence had determined their WHY and made their business and professional decisions in a much easier way to expand or not. But there is no pre-requirement to become part of Professional Women’s Connection (PWC). It is the opportunity to begin SHARING success in business with other women of all ages on their individual paths to FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

Why Will “Jan Litterst, LLC” Become My 2020 Rebranding? THE DRAFT #Jan Litterst, LLC #Empower Excellence #Professional Women’s Connection #Ageless Women of Wisdom

2011 I left Corporate America. 2012 I wrote a book. 2013 Empower Excellence became a reality. In 2013 Professional Women’s Connection was transitioned to Empower Excellence and grew in 2015 and 2016 and 2019. 2019 Ageless Women of Wisdom became a company. It is time in 2020 to put it together into its rightful business model. That is why I am rebranding to reflect what “Jan Litterst” is all about.

Life constantly changes as we learn and grow. But our mission for the most part in our lives remains consistent even though the description of that mission evolves, and evolve it does. My mission, clearly stated now is to partner with women especially to achieve their financial freedom. “To partner with women to achieve their financial freedom.” Broad but simple and delineated in what Jan Litterst, LLC is all about.

Empower Excellence as a program will remain with three main goals: (1) Define a woman’s “WHY” with money. (2) Refine a woman’s partnership with the right financial professional to achieve her “WHY” with money. (3) Combine a woman’s “WHY” with money with her desire to have a living legacy which will continue on after her transition.

As Empower Excellence achieves the basic money foundation goals, there is the opportunity to expand a woman’s career aspirations, whether an employee or an entrepreneur. That opportunity is presented through professional networking available to her in Northeast Ohio in four geographically based groups: Professional Women’s Connection.

With the wisdom a woman was born with and continues to grow throughout her life no matter her age, SHARING HER WISDOM to all generations is a nurturing opportunity. As she is confident with her financial freedom through Empower Excellence and her professional status through Professional WOmen’s Connection, no matter what she has chosen, her wisdom being SHARED enables her to grow as an AGELESS WOMAN OF WISDOM through personal conversations, programs, and retreats as a contributor, participant, and patron.

While there is a progression through Empower Excellence, Professional Women’s Connection, and Ageless Women of Wisdom, the common thread is FINANCIAL FREEDOM for the money confidence allows choice and growth in all areas of a woman’s life. A woman can begin at whatever point she is ready to move forward… And I am moving forward with the moniker women know all of my programs by, “JAN LITTERST, LLC” Draft February 6, 2020

Why Will “Jan Litterst, LLC” Become My 2020 Rebranding? THE DRAFT #Jan Litterst, LLC #Empower Excellence #Professional Women’s Connection #Ageless Women of Wisdom

2011 I left Corporate America. 2012 I wrote a book. 2013 Empower Excellence became a reality. In 2013 Professional Women’s Connection was transitioned to Empower Excellence and grew in 2015 and 2016 and 2019. 2019 Ageless Women of Wisdom became a company. It is time in 2020 to put it together into its rightful business model. That is why I am rebranding to reflect what “Jan Litterst” is all about.

Life constantly changes as we learn and grow. But our mission for the most part in our lives remains consistent even though the description of that mission evolves, and evolve it does. My mission, clearly stated now is to partner with women especially to achieve their financial freedom. “To partner with women to achieve their financial freedom.” Broad but simple and delineated in what Jan Litterst, LLC is all about.

Empower Excellence as a program will remain with three main goals: (1) Define a woman’s “WHY” with money. (2) Refine a woman’s partnership with the right financial professional to achieve her “WHY” with money. (3) Combine a woman’s “WHY” with money with her desire to have a living legacy which will continue on after her transition.

As Empower Excellence achieves the basic money foundation goals, there is the opportunity to expand a woman’s career aspirations, whether an employee or an entrepreneur. That opportunity is presented through professional networking available to her in Northeast Ohio in four geographically based groups: Professional Women’s Connection.

With the wisdom a woman was born with and continues to grow throughout her life no matter her age, SHARING HER WISDOM to all generations is a nurturing opportunity. As she is confident with her financial freedom through Empower Excellence and her professional status through Professional WOmen’s Connection, no matter what she has chosen, her wisdom being SHARED enables her to grow as an AGELESS WOMAN OF WISDOM through personal conversations, programs, and retreats as a contributor, participant, and patron.

While there is a progression through Empower Excellence, Professional Women’s Connection, and Ageless Women of Wisdom, the common thread is FINANCIAL FREEDOM for the money confidence allows choice and growth in all areas of a woman’s life. A woman can begin at whatever point she is ready to move forward… And I am moving forward with the moniker women know all of my programs by, “JAN LITTERST, LLC” Draft February 6, 2020

FINANCIAL FREEDOM Investing in Others #Financial Freedom #Empower #Your WHY

2020 is my year for all things EMPOWER Excellence and my affiliated programs. “Our Enormous Capacity for Joy” is an investment in others. It is intended for women’s nonprofit groups and it begins to explore how we lose the joy of money. It is part of my mission just as “Empowering Families” through Communication, Collaboration, and Compromise is. Find your WHY, and, if it includes investing on others in any way, find how you can invest in others…that investment will pay off many times over.