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Embracing Failure

Throughout my life I have always known the power of positive thinking and was lucky enough to grow up with the concept “To Think Is To Create.” As a PSI Seminars Basic for Kids grad, these principles have been in my subconscious mind for quite some time now. However, what I didn’t get until just recently was the power of commitment to these positive thoughts, especially when I’m scared and feel like quitting.

Just a few years ago I made a serious conscious decision that I was going to be an extremely successful singer, performing around the world in front of millions. My dream is well on its way, but not without my commitment tested numerous times already, and I feel like I’m only now getting started.

My big revelation in regards to commitment is that I WILL FAIL! Easier said than done. Read more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pole

It’s interesting to think about how I used to show up prior to my entry into personal development and the PSI Seminars Basic back in December of 2002! It’s actually unfathomable for me to contemplate my life without the important concepts that support my daily living with ease and grace now. Once I had a taste of what was possible from the Basic Seminar, there was no turning back for me. In 9 months I had played PLD, attended PSI 7, the Life Success Course, gone to WLS, the Women’s Leadership Seminar, twice (two months in a row due to my daughter’s car accident), and I was at the PSI’s 30th Anniversary Principia event and wanting MORE! The classes were to become the basis of the new “ME”. Jodi at her best – imagine that!

That brings me to today, thinking about what commitment looks like for me since that time. As a longtime Realtor and healing facilitator in Las Vegas, I have put my priorities in order to live a healthy and successful life of service. My desire to serve others in real estate has covered the span of 29 years, this being my last full time year on this 30 year adventure! I have also shared the ancient art of healing with Reiki since 1996 and am now preparing for my work with my mentors Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, and Caroline Myss, helping people heal en masse for the 2nd half of my life experience. Read more

Huntington Hartford

On May 20, 2008, a man named Huntington Hartford died. His death made page one of that day’s Wall Street
Journal:

“Died: Huntington Hartford, 97, A&P supermarket heir who depleted a fortune chasing his dreams, in the Bahamas.”

The New York Times said:

“Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chasing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. He was 97.”

“Depleted” a fortune… “lost” most of it… “chasing” his dreams. The Times said, “He inherited an estimated $90 million and lost an estimated $80 million of it.” Doing the math… he wasn’t exactly destitute, with $10 million left.

Certainly Mr. Hartford was lucky to have had enough money to do as he wished. Was he a failure, though, as
“depleted,” “lost,” and “chasing” suggest? Why didn’t the Journal and the Times congratulate him posthumously for “spending” his fortune “living” his dreams?

Would Huntington Hartford’s life have been better if he had not “lost” so much money? If so, why is it bad to “lose” money?

Is it “better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”?

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Or is it better to give up and do something else?

How would you recommend that your friends and loved ones live their lives? Do you use the same recommendation for your life?

The Ever-Blooming Garden

One day, a few years back, a friend of mine told me I was “amazing”. I remember smiling at her, and thinking to myself “she’s crazy, she doesn’t mean that”. This same friend invited me to the Basic Seminar. I recognized the invitation was full of love and belief in part of me I could not yet see. I accepted the invitation, and attended the course in October 2008.

I had so much fun at the Basic Seminar. I tapped into the essence of who I am, and for the first time in a long time, I believed “I am amazing”. I got to look at and acknowledge my proudest moments, which is something I love about the PSI Seminars coursework. Instead of focusing on negative self-talk, the coursework offers an opportunity to look at what’s GREAT about me. I walk taller today than I did before going to the Basic Seminar.

Before taking the Basic Seminar, I knew that what I believed would show up in my life, I was a Christian for goodness sake, however, what I was experiencing in my life showed me that what I believed did not match with what I said I believed. Now, in my moments of awareness, I can shift. I can create the life of my dreams. My faith has blossomed from a small little flower into a full-fledged garden, not that I don’t have days where doubt talks to me or challenges don’t show up at my door step. What’s different is that I am centered in who I am. I hide less. I give-up less. I care less about what people think. I am courageous. I can acknowledge the good I see in me the same way I acknowledge it in others. Read more

First Day/Last Day

There was a lot of hubbub around December 21, 2012 and the end of the world. I don’t think that it was altogether a bad thing. In fact, it reminded me of the First Day/Last Day concept at the Basic Seminar, which I first took way back in 2005. Regardless of whether you thought that the end of time was happening that day, you didn’t think much of it and maybe found it a bit irritating, or you are of the mindset that it represented a spiritual shift, the hype probably got you thinking.

It got me to thinking. It got me to talking too. I talked to several people including family, friends, and my coaching clients about this whole “it’s the end” idea. I was thinking about how I feel about who I am, what I choose to create each day, and what my intention is moving forward: “First Day/Last Day” from the Basic Seminar. It was a great time for me to do a self evaluation to find my “point A” and establish my “point B”; the same kind of evaluation I do every day in my work for my clients, I got to do for me. Read more