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How to Pick Up the Pieces of 2020 and Courageously Create a Life You Love

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Everyday, as a coach, I have the honor of supporting high achieving women through their own personal reinventions. These times of transition arise from failed marriages, feeling stuck in unfulfilling jobs, being overworked, recovering from an illness, moving into a new decade in life or sometimes just wanting something new. I think we all can agree that regardless of what 2020 gifted you, a reinvention for us all is in due order.

So, how do you pick up the pieces after a year that brought both sickness and health, joy and  pain, and everything in between? This is what I am going to support you in doing today.

I know how it feels to be emotionally exhausted and visionless. In fact, at various points in my life I have felt downright overwhelmed and lost – but because of the power of self reflection, self discovery and empowered action, I have been able to pick back up the pieces and manifest a vision that embodied life fulfillment and helped me to make a mark on this world that I am both proud  of and enjoy.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

So, for the women reading today, who feel like you are spinning and not gaining ground, I want you to know, that it is time for you to regain control and create a life that you want to live. This new year requires it. Your success requires it. You deserve it.

A woman who has a vision in place that integrates all that she is with all that she does and begins to live a life on purpose – is a woman who is free. So I have 5 steps to support you in picking up the pieces of 2020 and stepping into 2021 like a Queen.

1. Create a life plan that guides your life

Most of us are flying through life by the seat of our pants. Our work, relationships, personal and spiritual lives are almost like singular buckets – which can cause a lot of stress. We start to wander through life aimlessly hoping that at some point things will come together. When you have a life plan that is grounded in a concrete vision for your life – and you have a blueprint where you can clearly see how all of the pieces strategically come together to support your purpose – you experience a sense of ease, enlightenment and fulfillment.

2. Get present and improving your life plan daily

This does not mean that you are writing feverishly every day working on a thesis document that guides your life, but it means that you are giving yourself the space to learn more about yourself each and every day. The power of presence is priceless – so jump into that meditation series every morning, set aside time for prayer, or mash two potatoes with one fork and do yoga to make progress on your body and mind goals at one time. A present mind is a clear mind.

3. Incorporate radical self care to keep you fueled

You have to fill your cup, before you have enough reserves to fill the cups of those around you. When we are in lack, we make decisions that represent how we feel about ourselves. Self-care helps you to put your body, mind and heart back in balance and gives you time and space to be poured into.

“Create your day in advance by thinking the way you want it to go, and you will create your life intentionally.” – Rhonda Byrne

4. Establish habits that support you in becoming your best self

What rituals, routines and habits do you currently hold? Do they help move you towards creating a life that you enjoy? Do they support the goals that you have for your life? We are what we consistently do. So if you have a goal of feeling healthier in your body, step up the water habit, put in place a walking schedule, start small and align your daily habits with the direction you want to see your life moving in.

5. Make room for community

This season of isolation has elevated our common desire to share our light with others. Even the most introverted have craved being around people, laughter and good conversation. When our lives are overflowing with love and fulfillment, we cannot help but share the good news with others. So make space for people who are aligned to your vision and create a life you love in community with them. When the tide rises all boats rise. Let’s all rise up together.

Holding an Ivy League doctorate with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Dr. Satterwhite is on a mission to help more Women CEO's experience joyful success as they make their mark. Dr. Satterwhite stumbled into social entrepreneurship as a young 25-year-old CEO and founder of a multi-million dollar school and has been coaching leaders of million and billion-dollar agencies since. She believes that women particularly experience significant challenges in the start-up world and need dedicated support. At her company today, She Heals The World, Dr. Satterwhite trains and certifies business coaches worldwide in order to help more "everyday" entrepreneurs have access to community and high-quality coaching as they build their dream.

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A Simple but Effective Technique to Be More Confident

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Many people want to learn how to be confident in different situations, but it’s not always easy. Maybe we’re too addicted to comparing ourselves or maybe social media has brainwashed us to believe that we should all be rich, famous, and in incredible shape. (more…)

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Knowing Your Message vs Delivering Your Message

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Have you ever sent a text message only to have it misinterpreted by the person reading it? Happens all the time. Have you ever given a presentation that you were totally prepared for only to have it fall flat? Happens all the time. Have you ever had someone ask you something like, “Why are you mad?” when you were not at all mad? Happens all the time. (more…)

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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​​4 Boss Level Growth Strategies That Create an Optimized Life

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Building a business is about more than sales, marketing, and flexing on social media. While those things tend to draw attention, they attract the wrong type of clients and are not how you build a sustainable and freedom-focused business. (more…)

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