Time to Step Into the Arena with Fear (and Brenรฉ Brown)

Uncategorized May 29, 2019

CREATIVITY IS REALLY SAFE WHEN IT IS IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR LAPTOP, RIGHT?

As you know, I made my commitment, I would be finished with this book by Summer. Summer is nearly here.

And I am much closer, far closer - 76,000 words.

Between 200-354 pages.

Now I’m just filling in the gaps, connecting the dots between the Virginia Woolf stream of consciousness stories, analogies, and metaphors to the meaning, the meat, the action steps of personal development...

Mind FULL Meals- How to Dethrone Food Fears and Reign in a Body that Rules by Kimberly Spencer _ © 2019 Crown Yourself Enterprises LLC.jpg

THAT MAKE THIS BOOK A LITERAL HANDBOOK FOR REPROGRAMMING YOUR MIND AROUND FOOD. 

And I go deep - into the fears, frustrations, programming, patterns, myths, trends, and collective issues as a whole that one by one we MUST reshape around our perceptions of what and how we eat and how we perceptive our bodies.

It is an outpouring of the ten years of pain and frustration that I had figuring out HTF was I going to heal from an eating disorder. How did I need to start thinking about myself? And how do I...

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Become the Resilient, Creative Mompreneur You Were Born to Be

Uncategorized May 06, 2019

The creative process is a lot like eating shit.

How do I know? I've literally tried it. Obviously this was not an intentional thing...

Over a delicious Sunday breakfast of waffles and jam, I was sitting with my son on the couch, reading as we gloriously reveled in carby goodness - okay, I was the one doing the reveling. Declan was enjoying the usual.

He’s recently discovered textures - bumpy, sticky, gooey, rough, smooth, tickly. So, when it comes to food we’ll normally play a game if his hands are sticky with jam. He’ll hold out his hand with a whine, saying “dirty” and I’ll be the vacuum cleaner and gobble up his fingers. Cute, right? Right.

Until it’s not…

I missed the moment in our interchange - it was probably in my own moment of bliss, closing my eyes and savoring the sweet, figgy taste of waffles - when Declan stuck his fingers in his diaper.

It was him saying “dirty” and the whine that followed that jolted me...

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How to Balance the Rising Feminine Energy and Masculine Energy

Uncategorized May 01, 2019

I’ll never forget the feeling of my head hitting the bathroom wall as I stumbled over the tub, stunned that I’d been pushed violently across the room by a man I loved. I’ll never forget the time I was sitting in a truck at a gas station in New Orleans, waiting on my guy to pay for gas, and a random man stuck his hand through my rolled down window and felt up my thigh. I’ll never forget the time my Krav Maga training came in handy at a nightclub in Vegas, when a man tried to physically restrain me from leaving “his” VIP table. 

YES, WHEN IT COMES TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE, I CAN SAY #METOO.

I say that though not as a victim, because, for me, if I identify with that label (consciously), then it takes me out of my power…and it gives it to those men. Now, I love men. I’m married to a great one and I’m raising great one.  My mission, though, has always been for women and as a coach, I focus on the future. 

RIGHT...

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Is it really killing you?

Uncategorized May 01, 2019

I see it, day in and day out. Women who are overwhelmed, overworked, over-stressed, and underappreciated. With so many things hanging over our heads these days, it's no wonder we can some times feel like "It's killing us."

But is it really?

As a coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, when I work with my clients, I take what they are saying LITERALLY. So, sometimes, like in the case of a client saying "it's killing me," it may sound extreme, but I take them seriously. You see...

Your language is a command to consciousness itself.
 
If I ask you to create a picture of your dream life, and you say you can't "see" it. In NLP, I take it as, you LITERALLY cannot make a picture of your dream life in your head. You don't see the snapshot of that vacay photograph of you sipping a latte across from your lover while working on your laptop after some damn good lovemaking. You can't see it. 

If I ask if you understand the concept, and you don't, I haven't given you enough logical evidence to...

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Trust me, I'm a Unicorn.

Uncategorized May 01, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was dangling my feet in my friend’s pool, rocking out to an amazing Chilean + Japanese reggae trio at a fabulous party in the nestled in the Hollywood Hills. The only child at the party, a sharp little six-year old, plopped down next to me, wearing a T-shirt that said, “Trust me, I’m a unicorn.” She and I ended up having the most imaginative conversation about how to throw a killer tea party on the ocean floor, what running like a cheetah feels like, and what kind of unicorn we each were. My right brain left the party satiated with creativity. 

TWO THINGS I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ARE CHILDREN…AND UNICORNS.

However, it took me a long time to learn to embrace my love of unicorns. (I’ve always loved kids. I’m one of those women who’s always wanted to be a mom.)  But, unicorns on the other hand…

You see, since I was eleven, I was obsessed with acting older. I always felt I had to prove myself, prove how smart...

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Trouble Waking Up, Sleeping Beauty

Uncategorized May 01, 2019

I was pretty opposed to sleeping at all since birth. My poor mother said I only slept for about an hour and a half a night as a baby. (She’s up for sainthood in my book for that alone.) And, napping was never my thing as a kid. I used to be so paranoid that I would miss something. That if I slept, I wouldn’t finish a project. I’d miss a deadline. I’d miss a client. But, as I got older, and more and more sleep deprived, I realized how desperately my body craved catching up on my sleep. Ironically, because of my lack of sleep, my fears came true. “The longer, more continuously, and later at night you work, the less efficient and more mistake-prone you become,” states Schwartz in my latest book-obsession, The Power of Full Engagement

“In addition to its energy renewing function, sleep is also a period during which substantial growth an prepare occurs — most of it at the deepest level of sleep, when slow-wave delta brainwaves are...

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5 Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Do That Thing That You're Putting Off

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2019

I gotta tell you, it has been a week of celebration up here at Crown Yourself headquarters (and by that, I do mean my current, my bedroom/office.)

I was so honored when Dr. Ely Weinschneider, asked to interview me for his series for Ariana Huffington’s magazine, Thrive Global on...

“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time to be Great Parents”

Because let me tell you, this mompreneur thing ain’t easy.

YOU CAN HAVE EASE. BUT "EASE" AND "EASY" ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS.

"EASE" IS A STATE OF BEING. "EASY" REFERS TO THE LOAD OF ACTION BEING PERFORMED.

Let’s break it down in NLP terms.

Ease is a noun, meaning it’s a state. And states, as you know, can change from moment to moment. If by “easy,” we’re talking about the sheer amount of load of work being performed...it’s a crap ton...literally. From dirty diapers to designing integrative intuitive strategies in our CRM, the workload is a lot.

It’s not...

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Who's Sitting On Your Throne?

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2019

Beware! There is a dangerous, insidious usurper in your kingdom. She’s been sitting on your throne for far too long. She looks like you. Maybe you see her in the mirror. It’s not like she’s an evil twin, she has a purpose. And don’t get me wrong, she loves you so much. In fact, she’s only ruling in your stead to try to protect you.

She’s just doing a piss-poor job of it. She’s holding you back from achieving all that you desire. She’s keeping your kingdom small, contained, within the boundaries of your comfort zone. She whispers words of doubt into your ear whenever your instinct tries to get out of line and go for something big…

  • “Don’t invest in that program, even though you know it’s going to change your life and business. What if you lose all your money?’

  • “Don’t jump into that relationship, he’s too old. What if it doesn’t work out?”

  • “Don’t get up early...

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3 Linguistic "Tells" to Help You Banish Blame and Lead with Love

Uncategorized Feb 25, 2019

Feeling unfulfilled in your business? Do you catch yourself complaining about your life or your relationships on a regular basis?

When I think back to only a couple years ago when I was still feeling so unfulfilled...

I didn’t LOVE what I was doing.

I didn’t LOVE how much I was making.

I didn’t LOVE where I was in my life.

Every day felt like something was going wrong. Ever been there? What shifted for me MASSIVELY was getting pregnant. Suddenly...WHAM!

My, my how quickly things changed.

But, it was more than just getting pregnant with my son, more than the certifications, more than the clients, more than achieving the $13K months, more than the 354% increase in my income (while that was really , REALLLY, fun)...

IT WAS BECAUSE I FREAKING LOOOOOOOOOOOVEE WHAT I DO. ALL OF IT.

The thrill I get when a client transforms within the span of weeks is radical. The joy I have from getting emails of clients getting their first $2400 a month client, or getting their first...

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3 Steps to Stretch Your Body's Built In B.S. Meter

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2019

What if everything you wanted is already located inside your body?

I know, I know. It sounds crazy, right? Almost too good to be true.

Think about it though...

Have you ever had that gut feeling that someone was lying to you? But, consciously, you were thinking, “No...he’d never do that to me. We’ve been together for so long.” And you give yourself reason, after reason, after reason to try to reason yourself out of that feeling.

Hate to break it to you, sweetheart, but that gut feeling is your unconscious mind telling you what you want...the truth.

And in a Jack Nicolson moment of love, your conscious mind is thinking, “You can’t handle the truth!!!” It’s scared of the truth. Thus all the reasons, and excuses that contradict your instinct.

EGO VS. INSTINCT

You see, your unconscious mind rules your body. It’s one of its prime directives. After all, you’re not consciously thinking about breathing. You’re not...

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