From Lost Kid to Business Dharma Coach

I was a lost kid for a while because I could sense things differently. I’m empathic, and I could pick up other people’s emotions or read the room really early on as a kid.”

Anna Y.C. Chen

Anna Chen’s parents had no idea what to do with her since in her Asian culture it was taboo to talk about spirituality.

I pretended to be normal and played along. By the time I got into university, being Asian, I went into business.”

Anna Chen

Because Anna wasn’t living authentically, she burned out, withdrew from some classes, developed depression, and felt she had no direction. She grew tired of trying to fit into certain groups and find commonality.

During that low point I ended up losing my grandfather and my uncle in a 4 month period. Then within another 2 months my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I was experiencing grief, doubting my identity, and was kicked out of business school.”


A Japanese proverb changed Anna’s life:

One needs to have the courage to jump off the stage of Kiyomizu (about 4-5 stories high) to become successful.”

She realized she needed courage to risk everything for the one thing that would bring her real happiness. For Anna, that meant being on stage.

I wanted to be on stage, but at that time I didn’t know what I was going to be on stage. I could sing. I could speak. I didn’t care. I started looking at all the possibilities.”

Anna went back into business school and applied for a classical music program. She had a goal to help people find their identity.

And now, my secret mission is to break down the barrier between spirituality and business.”

Anna feels she’s made her big jump from Kiyomizu. Her professional title is Business Dharma Coach.

I started in spirituality. I went into divination. I’m trying to make sense of the world on the other side.”

Anna Chen

Anna teaches that people are the happiest when they get to be themselves. She enjoys helping people in business build that business to represent who they are.

She is writing a book that will identify archetypes based on Tarot cards. Anna explains there are 22 archetypes, and that we all have one primary archetype and 2 secondary ones.

My archetype is the High Priestess. My secondary archetypes are the Magician and The Empress.”

The 22 archetypes in Anna’s upcoming book break down into 5 groups, which are 5 key operational areas in business such as sales, marketing, coordination, human resources, and advisory.

No profile is a bad profile because they identify what you’re good at. You will immediately know your strengths and your weaknesses.”

Anna has a gift for you. She invites you to take The Business Archetypes Quiz at this link:

If you go to Anna’s website you can learn your Dream Conversion Score here:

You’ll find 9 questions and you’ll rate them between 1 to 10. You’ll get a score. You’ll know the answer to the question, Am I ready to really turn my dream into a business?

Because You’re Scared

I confess I’m not like the average person afraid of public speaking. I do that for a living and teach kids to be courageous as well. I’m not afraid of death, either. These two phobias are either first or second on the list of top fears.

However, I am afraid of swimming in deep ocean water. I dislike the feeling of ungroundedness and bobbing up and down in the unpredictable waves.

Our guest this week (the show is now on Thursdays) writes volumes in books about fear. Up until about 8 years ago fear was her constant friend.

Lynda Sunshine West reports her fear began when she was 5 years old. She “ran away from home” to the neighbor’s house. Neither of her parents came to take her back home, nor did they make any attempt to reach out after an entire week.

Of course, Lynda’s parents knew where she was and that she was safe. Perhaps they thought they were giving Lynda space, or maybe they liked the break of one less kid to worry about in the large family.

Lynda didn’t know that her parents knew where she was, and her negative self-talk was borne.

They don’t love me.”

They don’t want me around.”

Lynda grew up in a volatile, abusive, alcoholic household. Although she can’t pinpoint the exact reason she left that day, she attributes a sense of strength in her five-year-old self.

“I stood up for myself and decided I would no longer live in a toxic environment. We don’t often give kids enough credit at five years old, but I knew I didn’t want to be there.”

Lynda Sunshine West

Lynda believed for many decades she was unlovable. This caused tremendous fear.

“I became a people pleaser. I just wanted people to love me.”

Lynda Sunshine West

Almost 50 years later, 36 years in the corporate world, and employment at 49 different jobs, Lynda had an epiphany driving to work one morning.

“I found myself stuck in the same traffic I’d been stuck in for 36 years, and I thought to myself Why am I here? I have no value, no purpose. There is no reason for me to be here. All I do is push papers around.

I was filled with anger, hate, and extreme judgment. I would talk about people behind their backs like backstabbing women we all know.”

Lynda Sunshine West

When Lynda got to work that day, there was a Facebook post inside of a group she belonged to, and it said “I’m a life coach. I’m looking for 5 women who want to change their life.”

That’s exactly what Lynda wanted, so she hired the coach, quit her job, and embarked on a journey as an entrepreneur not fully realizing what that meant.

“I didn’t know what I wanted, but I did know what I didn’t want.”

Lynda’s coach helped her discover some fears, who she is, and started her on a new path.

“I did my homework every single week. I was doing a lot of inner, deep, soul work. On January first I woke up and asked myself, ‘what scares me?’ Then I thought, ‘I’m gonna break through fear every day this year.’”

Lynda Sunshine West

Lynda learned throughout the year that fear of judgement was an overarching theme. Since she’d wake up each morning open to the fear she needed to break through that day, judgement kept coming up.

“One morning the thought was, ‘go talk to a stranger at Starbucks’. I almost threw up because I was so scared to talk to people.”

During our interview Lynda shared an entertaining story about her adventure at Starbucks that day. It didn’t go as planned, but she was able to talk to a man sitting by himself.

“Excuse me, sir. I’m breaking through a fear every day this year, and today’s fear is to talk to a stranger in the Starbucks. Do you mind if I have a seat?

We had a 5-minute conversation, I thanked him for his time, and I walked out. I was so sick to my stomach. Fear is debilitating and will stop us from doing so many things, because we don’t allow ourselves to just go through it.”

Lynda Sunshine West

In the last 8 years, Lynda has gained an exorbitant amount of confidence. She’s on a mission to empower 5 million women and men to write their stories and make a greater impact on the planet.

She is the founder and CEO of Action Takers Publishing. She’s a speaker, and a 23 time #1 International, Best-selling Author, contributing writer to Entrepreneur Magazine and Brainz Magazine.

Lynda is an executive film producer of the Movie Wish Man and a red carpet interviewer. Since that fearful moment in Starbucks, Lynda has interviewed A-list celebrities, movie stars, award-winning singers, government leaders, etc.

F Faith

E Erases

A Anxious

R Reactions

This is Lynda’s mantra, and what has allowed her to overcome so much fear to realize so much success.

“The results have been absolutely incredible. Why are we depriving ourselves of what’s incredible on the other side?”

Lynda Sunshine West

Do it because you’re scared.

At this writing, tomorrow Lynda is hosting the Finding Your Purpose Summit (May 13-15th) Attendance is free, and your humble blog writer will be speaking on the summit!

There will soon be a book featuring all the speakers and nuggets of the summit. So don’t miss either one. Step forward with faith and don’t let fear hold you back.

I’m still afraid of deep ocean water. However, I now use a floatation device when I snorkel. The fear subsides to almost nothing. I never miss the beauty of the ocean because I don’t let fear stop me.

A Rebel Humanitarian

Life Mastery Radio recently had the pleasure of interviewing Simran, a world-renowned author, speaker, and leader in the field of personal and spiritual growth. Simran’s insightful and inspirational message is grounded in the belief that we are all capable of achieving greatness and living our best lives.

Simran is a love catalyst, rebel humanitarian, and sacred sole activist. The number one rated host of 11:11 Talk Radio and publisher of Award Winning 11:11 Magazine. Simran creates art online courses, books, and media to bridge humanities, experience, and expression.

Her latest book is Signs | Everyday Encounters with Pathways Turning points and Divine Guideposts

Synchronicity is what occurs when we are lined up exactly in the right moment at the right time; meaning we are in such a vertical alignment with source spirit and our presence, that everything happens to match up and work out.”


Simran explains when we have those moments of synchronicity, it’s because we have gotten to a place where we are lined up with where we’re supposed to be. When we drop into the past or the future then all of a sudden we move out of synchronicity.

Signs have a lot to do with it. They all lead us through these synchronistic moments. In essence it resides within all of us. It’s a matter of us tapping into that.

My journey into spirituality began from a place of unconsciousness. I had reached a point of discomfort in my life, doing everything possible to be aligned, to live by right word, thought, and action.

Life was still hard. I asked for a sign. I had no idea that my verbal asking would initiate a string of signs.”


The universe was communicating with Simran through the numbers 11:11 quite consistently.

Life shows us how to embrace signs, many of which are not just momentary synchronicities, but that they actually are around us all of the time and speaking volumes.


Signs appear when we have a specific question.

Symbols are a consistent meaning of something.

Simran taught, for example, an owl as an animal totem could be a symbol for us, whereas, seeing a cardinal today and a peacock tomorrow would be signs.

Animals show us behaviors within ourselves that might be dormant needing to be expressed. If you need more vision, you may see a hawk. If you need more courage you might see a wolf or a lion.

We’ve not been taught to look at what our eyes, our ears, our senses land on even though the most significant signs come in that way.

Finding the intuitive guidance inside ourselves will cultivate connection and a greater sense of trust with life, the universe, with others, and most importantly, with us.”


Signs come in lots of way, shapes, and forms, and they’re always pointing to something. They’re always directing us to our higher good.

We might have a plumbing leak, a flat tire, a cut on our finger, or a broken arm. All of those are signs and not random events as we’ve been taught.

The Universe knows we’re constantly looking outside for answers, so it uses the outer world to speak to us. They may appear across spans of time and create a beautiful mythological saga.

If the Universe doesn’t get your attention with the plumbing leak or flat tire then the next thing might be a fender bender in your car, or it might be a roof which has to be replaced.”


It’s a simple ask:

What does this mean?

What am I to know here?

If you respond to a sign with inspired action, then you get another sign. You respond again and get another sign. You’re developing this relationship with something bigger than yourself, whether you call it God, Universe, love, or source.

Whatever it is, you have developed this relationship that you now trust. If you take a step there will be a response that develops a sense of inner authority.

As you begin to trust yourself and your intuition, and do the work the signs are showing you, then you start to grow a compassion for other people.”


Simran’s book is divided into 3 sections.

The first section goes into what signs are and how they appear.

The middle section is stories from other people’s conversations with the universe. They’re happening to everyone.

The final section is filled with practices, and an understanding of how to create and cultivate greater presence.

We all have a part to play in every single thing that’s showing up in our world. When we’re willing to see that about ourselves, then we empower ourselves to understand our responsibility on this planet.

I call myself a rebel humanitarian because I’m asking people to rebel against being so outwardly active and instead go inside and discover your humanity.”


On the Other Side of Fear

Everything you want is on the other side of fear….

When young, Stephanie Freethy would watch The X Files, and her interest in police investigation was born. She wanted to be a profiler for the FBI.

She achieved her bachelors in criminal justice, and didn’t qualify for the FBI because they have 5 categories of criteria, and she only met one. She went on to get her master’s degree in psychology.

Maybe I could still be a profiler. I applied for the Secret Service. Because the hiring process is a year, I joined the police force and realized in a big department there are different avenues you can go down. I was in patrol for about 3 and a half years.”

Stephanie Freethy

Stephanie followed that with five years in the investigative division giving interviews and collecting evidence. Then she became a sergeant.

I chose to leave police work without a backup plan and discovered coaching. I got certified at the same time I left a toxic, miserable marriage with a one-year old child to parent.

At 40, I started realizing that other women are feeling the same way I was; like they’ve been living life doing what’s expected of them or based on what society tells them. They are ready to start doing something for themself.”

Stephanie Freethy

Stephanie’s coaching focus became clear. She would help women in their forties figure out the rest of their life.

When I originally started live coaching I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. I realized women talk about their problems in therapy, but there doesn’t seem to be a plan or a solution. With life coaching there actually is a solution for these women.”

Stephanie Freethy

Stephanie realizes therapy can be costly for many women. Her programs instruct women who can’t afford therapy or don’t have access to it, as long as a licensed professional isn’t needed.

I can help them get over the first hump until they can help themselves. I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for all the years of therapy. I don’t know who I would be right now.”

Stephanie Freethy

Part of Stephanie’s course focuses on boundaries because our sense of boundaries is formed in the first 3 years of life. It’s incredible to think about this because we don’t even have memory of the first 3 years of our life.

This was eye-opening to me. No wonder I am who I am. No wonder I am this way. But I’m no longer a victim. I am free to be whoever I want to be, I get to do whatever I want to do. I don’t have to please anybody else.”

Stephanie Freethy

~ If you are or know a woman who is tired of banging her head against the wall, or lying in bed at night thinking about how unhappy she is…

~ If you are, or know a woman who wonders, “Why am I unhappy?”…

~ If you are, or know a woman who feels guilty for being unhappy or finds it challenging to feel grateful for what she has…

Stephanie Freethy is a life coach who can truly help.

Together we identify three primary things for you that if worked through will make life easier. Once we get over those hurdles I’ll teach you the foundational framework for the rest of your life. I don’t want you to need me forever. I don’t want you to have to go to therapy forever.

Stephanie Freethy

She has a program called From Fear to Fierce and a Facebook community with all women.

In my community women support each other and realize they’re not alone. They realize it’s okay to want more than just being a wife and a mother. And you don’t have to feel guilty about that.

Stephanie Freethy

Everything you want is on the other side of fear….

An Invisible Field of Vibration

“Whatever we’re running in the theater of our mind we are generating a sensation that physiologically creates waves of energy impressed into an invisible field of vibration.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia Searcy is a 4 time award-winning, transformational coach, speaker, author, and minister who has helped thousands create a path to living their dream.

Have you found yourself seeking the secret component that accelerates success and organizes your dreams accordingly?

“The thing to understand, is that what we are predominantly imagining and generating feelings to find our identity. This unprecedented capacity to create is the most potent energy in the entire universe, our ability to create at will.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia explains if we aren’t mindful, we may be pursuing a watered-down dream with a watered-down passion causing watered-down effort, giving us watered-down results.

“The purpose of your dream is not to achieve goals, but to help you see yourself as more magnificent and brilliant. You can see yourself walking around in the life that is now your normal. You can literally zip yourself into the dream.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia found these principles during a dark time in her life. She was debating whether to stay on the planet or not.

“I began to hear there was a different way of living. I did not have to be defined by my history. I didn’t have to be defined by what others imposed on me. I came into a completely different relationship with this Life Force – Universal Intelligence.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia made the decision to sit at the feet of some of the most powerful teachers in the human potential movement. She learned episodic manifestation. She would notice people visualizing, raising their vibration, and then manifesting.

“They’ll manifest the car. They’ll manifest the house, the job, the money, the partner, whatever they want. But what they didn’t do was bring themselves along.”

Felicia Searcy

“The real game changer for me was to understand desire, my soul’s calling. I brought myself along. I captured that image and started seeing myself in that life.”

Felica Searcy

We need to have both manifesting and embodiment going on. Embodiment of our dream is the most important piece.

“The real gift is the journey; it’s the transformation happening along the way. The more powerful difference we make is when we grow into the awareness of our greater selves and we’re showing up as that higher identity.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia believes we shouldn’t ever desire to get to a point where we don’t have doubt, because doubt means we’re on the edge of a new discovery of ourselves. The doubt doesn’t have to collapse us into despair, and it’s not an indictment. The doubt is simply an indicator of new growth.

“There’s a there’s a new version of me knocking at the door of my heart seeking to make itself known in the form of this next-level calling.

When we feel ourselves contracting, we are making an agreement with something we don’t want. In those moments I do a pattern interrupt.”

Felicia Searcy
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Feel gratitude
  • Tell yourself, “there’s nothing broken”.
  • Go back to your vision and let Source guide you
  • Take action toward love
  • Set a new intention

“Deepen your sense of communion and companionship with a Lifeforce Energy. See the Universe conspiring for our good.”

Felicia Searcy

Felicia has created a vision toolkit, which gives instructions on how to write a vision, and what to do next.

You can find it here: Spiritual Success System

Work with Felicia to understand your soul’s calling, your desire, and your dream.

“When you say yes to your dream, you’re actually saying yes, to infinite intelligence. You become the vessel through which that Life Force of love can now be expressed.”

Felicia Searcy

Dear Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth-Fairy,

I lost a tooth today, and I would like to have a chocolate bar instead of money. Would that be okay?

Love, Jackie

When Marjie Hadad’s children were young, she would ask them to write a letter like the one above to the Tooth-Fairy.

“Everything is an opportunity for a writing assignment in my house. In first grade we learn to put a sentence together, and it’s during the same time our baby teeth start to fall out.”

Marjie Hadad

Marjie took the opportunity to teach her children important life skills using her knowledge of public relation principles.

“This was an opportunity to have the kids draft a letter advocating for themselves and ask for something specific. They’d practice their sentence construction, handwriting, content, and spelling.”

Marjie Hadad

With Marjie’s gentle feedback, she’d teach her kids how to improve a first draft without being critical. She reports her children never felt attacked because it was always a positive experience.

Marjie Hadad

Marjie Hadad is an award-winning TV producer veteran publicist and master storyteller. As of the day of our interview, officially the author of a new book, The Power of PR Parenting, which is an essential read for every working parent in and outside the home.

Margie shows parents how to use strategic public relations techniques to help their children develop superior writing, language, and presentation skills.

“Whatever our parents, grandparents, and teachers said to us we took into our heart, and we stored it. Everything we say to our kids they take into their heart, and they store it. They may not let you know it right away, but it’s there.”

Marjie Hadad

In PR you have to keep in mind who you’re presenting to. Who is your target market? Who is your audience? What are the key messages you want to share with this target audience? You choose language and tone of delivery so hopefully they receive the message you want to send in the way you intended.

Marjie shares her messages and wisdom in her new book, The Power of PR Parenting….

“I give you advice on the heavy stuff like crisis management, bullying, sexual assault, and terrorism. I also touch on the light stuff like how to instill self-esteem through performance and public speaking, even party planning.”

Marjie Hadad

Marjie shares that actual planning of a party teaches kids organizational skills, resilience, and presentation.

“If your child does a first run on something, give them an example of how to do it better. There’s no reason to show them what they did wrong. They already know that.”

Marjie Hadad

Marjie is the first to say she is not a parenting expert nor a psychologist. She is a PR expert whose book gives parents a brand new approach to addressing parenting challenges.

“Two years ago, I was sitting with my older daughter discussing a friend who’d recently married and wanted to have children. The same friend wanted to pursue her academic and career ambitions, and she was concerned about whether she’d be able to juggle everything.

‘Mom’, my daughter said. ‘You should write a book to help the next generation of moms have an easier time parenting based on your experience and expertise’.

I took a couple of days to let it sink in. That’s when I understood that I’d used my professional skill set without even knowing it to raise my kids.”

Marjie Hadad

We don’t need to separate our professional superpowers. Marjie encourages us to leave the drama at the office, but bring our skill sets home to instruct our kids.

“PR is something we do every day from the moment we wake up. Instill self-love in your child and share with them that they are the most amazing person in your life.”

Marjie Hadad

Get Marjie’s book. Do the exercises and design a new parenting action plan. If you need more support, Marjie is also a coach.

Find Marjie HERE

A Search for Spiritual Food

Sometime after the birth of her second daughter, while struggling to lose the baby weight, our recent guest Karen Herrick, Ph.D., felt she lacked nourishment. It wasn’t that she didn’t have food to eat, but because she grew up in a traumatic, alcoholic home, Karen was looking for spiritual food.

Karen started exploring spirituality

Prayer was a likely start, but I really wanted some meat. I was questioning. Then somebody introduced me to Carl Jung and trans-personal psychology.”

Karen Herrick, Ph.D

Karen attended a conference on the subject which studies everything that happens when we’re not awake. She awakened spiritually.

I understood the addiction piece related to my family, and why I responded and acted the way I did.”

Karen Herrick, Ph.D.

Today Karen is the founder of The Center for Children of Alcoholics and has shared her clinical expertise for 30 years. She has lectured on dysfunctional addictive homes.

Karen Herrick is a new type of therapist who goes beyond addiction to help people with their spiritual experiences.

I learned a lot from people who had big stories that they couldn’t tell anybody else. I understand all the different psychology, and we don’t eliminate anybody. But if someone happens to have a spiritual experience, we are a place to understand that, too.”

Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

Karen feels spirituality anchors our soul helping us feel more comfortable here on Earth.

There are indications that people are moving more toward spiritual-ness, a belief system, and faith.

Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

Perhaps the biggest benefit to working with Karen Herrick is when you’ve had a near death experience (NDE). She can help you work through what happens after you’ve left your body and now have a spiritual component to your renewed earth experience.

I interviewed a medium who, when she had her first child, left her body, and went up in her spiritual body.  She was looking down at herself in labor.

She said it was lovely with music and flowers. She didn’t know prior to that experience that she had a spiritual body. Now she is aware of a higher power.

This medium was disappointed when she had delivered two more children and stayed in her body.”

Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

Karen explains that 20% of people who have a NDE’s see deceased loved ones, which helps them feel re-connected to who they are. These people need therapists to understand their experiences and find happiness being back on earth, since so many voice the desire to have stayed “in heaven”.

One of Karen’s books is titled You’re not Finished Yet, which is a common message people receive on the other side. They return to their bodies because they have more to do.

Dr. Herrick also talks about coming from an alcoholic/dysfunctional home, and the roles kids take on in that environment.

  • The oldest is the HERO who brings pride to the family and helps the parents
  • The second child is the PROBLEM child or the scapegoat that acts out.
  • The third child is LOST, quiet, shy, and sensitive.
  • The fourth child is the MASCOT or CLOWN who uses humor to hide all their feelings.

Some families include a PLACATE child who tries to make everybody happy.

There are problems with all those roles when you take them out into the world. If you take 25 kids in an average school classroom, 5 of those children will come from some kind of addicted home. The boys are 4 times likelier to become alcoholics, and the girls usually marry alcoholics.

Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

Karen’s second husband was an alcoholic. One night while drunk he said to Karen, “You, I can live without. Alcohol, I can’t.

Karen had permission to leave. She started college and began the wonderful career she has now.

They call me the weird therapist. I deal with psychology and mental health issues with a spiritual slant. Doctors and ministers don’t like to talk about what I talk about.”

Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

I encourage you to seek out Karen Herrick if you’re having issues with grief, trauma, alcoholism, dissociation, paranormal experiences and NDE’s.

You’ll find her here: Karen Herrick, Ph. D.

Handling Money Effectively

Rennie Gabriel, our recent guest feels that 90% of the population has been taught nothing about handling money effectively, including accountants and financial advisors.

He learned secrets of the wealthy after 2 divorces and a business failure which left him broke at the age of 50. Rennie is now a multi-millionaire.

“Around the age of 30 I had a checking account which I’d never reconciled because I didn’t know how. I went to the bank and told an employee there I couldn’t figure it out how to balance my checkbook.

The bank employee, whose job it was to help people with their finances, said, I’d like to help you, but I don’t know how to do it.”

Rennie Gabriel

Rennie was surprised to learn that none of the banking staff had any banking experience, yet they were in control of billions and billions of dollars.

“It’s pervasive. Anyone who doesn’t know how to do a budget, complete a balance sheet, or doesn’t know what a cash flow statement is, should not feel guilty”

Rennie Gabriel

Rennie knows we don’t learn this by osmosis, and it took him years of searching to find the solutions. He started teaching these principles because he was being asked the same questions over and over and over again.

Then Rennie wrote a best-selling book titled Wealth on Any Income. He has been doing workshops for 10 years teaching people basic foundational, financial skills.

The first step Rennie teaches is AWARENESS

“I call it mindset. I call it attitude. I wrote a second book Attitudes of the Wealthy which lists 32 ways wealthy people think and act.”

Rennie Gabriel

Rennie notes that CPA’s and other financial Gurus tell people they should pay off debt before they begin to invest, and that is the absolute worst possible advice anyone could be given.

The second step in Rennie’s system is to SAVE 10% of everything you earn.

“You’re setting it aside somewhere you’re going to keep it. You’re not going to use it to repair the car or anything else.”

Rennie Gabriel

Rennie claims it’s helpful to save another 10% so you can spend later on the things you didn’t know were going to show up, like repairs.

“As a rule of thumb, live on 80% of what you earn and it will all work out. Ten percent to keep forever, ten percent to spend later, and eighty percent to live on.”

Rennie Gabriel

Currently, Rennie and his wife are helping a young woman whose 2-year-old daughter passed away without a plan to cover the child’s medications and healthcare. This young mother had overlooked that part of her “monthly” budget because the bills weren’t standard expenses.

“She only budgeted for rent, food, car payment, gasoline, and other things she knew showed up every month. But she wasn’t planning for medications.”

Rennie Gabriel

There is a GoFundMe campaign set up by Rennie to help this single mother and her other child. If you’d like to help support her schooling as a nurse, housing, and care for her 5-year-old daughter, please click here: Help Kyla Thompson and her daughter Ariah

The third step to wealth which Rennie mentioned is to TRACK what’s coming in and going out. Use the proper forms.

“A spending revenue register brings back the consciousness of where the money is going. Whether I’m spending $300 to eat out, or $3,000 on something else, I know what’s going on.

Is this expenditure taking me toward my goals or away from my goals? Did I get the level of pleasure I just paid for with this purchase? Is this money in alignment with my values?

When you ask questions as you’re spending money, then it’s not just a reconciliation, it’s an alignment with who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish.”

Rennie Gabriel

You can get a free copy of Rennie’s book if you make a donation to Shelter to Soldier on his website. Or you can purchase the book right from his site – keeping in mind that 100% of the profits from his books and programs go directly to the charity mentioned and others related to animals and veterans. If you purchase the book from Amazon, only a few pennies will go to charity.

We’re grateful Rennie came back to the show to share with us, and you, this very valuable information.

Another Level of Living

Our recent guest, Dr. Heather Tucker is a PhD., and the founder and CEO of Another Level Living, Inc. As a coach, she produces powerful transformations for her clients overcoming fear so they can stand in their power.

Heather landed her dream job as an Intelligent Technologies Researcher in the Army. She left that job after awhile because she had a desire to help people in a different way.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

I would see things happening in my community and realized the external enemy can’t touch us if there is no enemy within ourselves.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD

Heather realized she could help clients to control the way they responded to things, rather than be controlled by the things themselves.

I could show people how to step into their own empowerment, their own greatness so they can be unshakeable.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

Heather worked with one client for 6 weeks who was able to come off of not one, but all 3, of her behavioral modification medicines after being misdiagnosed as bipolar and in therapy for 20 years.

She’s communicating the best she ever has in her entire life without emotional triggers. It’s like she was able to get her freedom back.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

Heather reports this amazing outcome for her client also impacted the client’s family relationships, and she now works as a trauma coach helping kids.

Today Heather certifies life coaches.

It’s helpful to understand how our mind works. Some of us think we have to be perfect. That’s just poverty and procrastination, and a whole bunch of paralysis.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

The reason Heather loves coaching so much is that she helps people see hope in their future and the ability to be a light for other people.

Heather’s own husband is a Purple Heart Marine Corps Veteran who returned home with post-traumatic stress.

Anyone who knows someone with PTSD and trauma knows it takes energy and emotion for them to stuff down what they don’t know how to express. As a caregiver I want to inspire and empower.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

Heather has interviewed and interacted with hundreds of thousands of service members. She knows they join the service because they want to be able to help other people. She is saddened to learn that 25 to 30 veterans a day are dying from suicide.

The path forward for our military personnel is to find their ideal job by putting their resumes together and helping them with interview skills, etc.

Dr. Heather Tucker, PhD.

Heather shared a story about a man who was frustrated with his community not changing for the better. The man was getting angry until he realized he only had to change himself, and the community would follow.

Heather shared an acronym for the word C.O.A.C.H. she has created.

C is for Clarity and Calm

O is for Overcome Obstacles

A is for Accountability and Awareness

C is for Confidence and Consistency

H is for Harmony and Happiness

Dr. Heather Tucker is delighted she can help so many people achieve her C.O.A.C.H. goals. If you’d like to learn the ways Dr. Heather can help you, get her book The Power of Coaching.

And find Heather at her website: Another Level Living, Inc.

Emotional Freedom

Our guest this past Tuesday was Thomas Sterner. He is the author of recently published, It’s Just a Thought Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking.

When he was young, Thomas claims he was extremely undisciplined and aware of the thoughts that went along with being undisciplined.

“I couldn’t see a task through, then. Whether I was learning to play the piano or gymnastics, I was going to drop out of it as soon as I burned up the initial enthusiasm.”

~Thomas Sterner

Thomas felt he was never going to reach his potential and that he needed to find a solution to his lack of discipline.

“When I was in college a close friend of mine gave me the textbook to his Philosophies of the World course. It went through all the different religions of the world, both Eastern and Western, and I ate it up. I couldn’t get enough.”

~Thomas Sterner

Within a few years Thomas was a completely different person. He went into sports, psychology, neuroscience, and he continues to study today.

“I learned about the relationship between our mind, our body, and the universe. A shift that’s taking place.”

~Thomas Sterner

Thomas soon went into piano technology, which was an in-demand profession. He had every credential available and worked 65 to 70 hours a week. It helped him focus on routine tasks.

“We spend most of our time being very attached to a goal and getting the job done. We want the kids picked up. We want the grocery shopping done. Well, I couldn’t have that mindset working on pianos because it just went on and on and on and on. I had to retrain myself to be in the moment.”

~Thomas Sterner

Thomas defines the conscious mind as the observer of everything else, and the language of the subconscious mind is feelings.

“The subconscious doesn’t pay much attention to words but to feelings and images of those feelings that are happening outside of you.”

~Thomas Sterner

Thomas adds that the subconscious mind is a very elegant, non-judgmental recording system which is  extremely accurate. The subconscious sees how you react to every situation, and the thought creates the feeling which is electromagnetic energy.

“We’re not actually the thinker of our thoughts. We’re being thought by our subconscious. Because we’ve always been doing it, it feels normal.”

~Thomas Sterner

We’re being stimulated by what we hear and see, by the task we’ve been given. Just because we don’t know we’re doing it doesn’t mean we’re not doing it. We’re either in control or we’re being controlled.

Whether we’re learning to drive a car, to sell, or to play golf, our mind becomes absorbed in the process. As soon as we become adept at it, the subconscious mind takes a load off the brain and we don’t need to focus on it anymore.

“There’s no decision making in it. It’s just a program that’s being run, and you’re either in control, or you’re the victim of your subconscious.”

~Thomas Sterner

Thomas writes in his book that the key to changing the program is getting outside of it. When you get outside of the process, you can say to yourself, “I don’t want to have this experience, so I’ll rewrite the program.”

“Today we are proving empirically what has been known in the East for thousands of years. They weren’t distracted by technology. They were always looking inside. They were looking at the internal world.”

~Thomas Sterner

It’s like electricity. Electricity has been here since creation, but we’ve only known it was there for about 150 years. Electricity was always there. It was always waiting to be used.

“We have the ability to control our thinking. If we use that ability we can change the environment our body is exposed to. This is important for health, happiness, and contentment in life. I think most people walking around today don’t feel like they’re in control.”

~Thomas Sterner

What’s the first step to begin controlling our thoughts?

“You should begin a simple, short meditation practice every day. You can’t do it wrong, but guided meditations are asking you to think. You should close your eyes to stop thinking.“

~Thomas Sterner

Sit quietly with your back erect and watch your body breathe. Your brain may get bored in about 10 to 15 seconds and starts to think about tasks to do.

“What you want is that moment when you catch the mind, leave the thought, and become the observer. Pulling it back in strengthens your willpower.”

~Thomas Sterner

Within a very short period of time, you start to notice that you’re not your thoughts. You start to feel outside of your thoughts. Now you have the privilege of choice.