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Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing photographs I’ve taken, literally all over, a client’s house.  This is what it’s all about.  LOVE it!

Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing photographs I’ve taken, literally all over, a client’s house.  This is what it’s all about.  LOVE it!

laracasey:

Everything is going to be alright.  Really.  It is.  Everything you are experiencing is a gift - especially the “hard” stuff.  Isn’t it always those “hard” things that end up making you grow into a truly happier person?  Yes. Take note.  Perfect is overrated.  Done is better than perfect.  And it’s in the challenging times of life when you get the real good stuff - God, priorities, real love, real life, real lasting joy.  So, cut your life some slack.  Let. It. All. Go.  Do not worry. Ever.  Everything is going to be alright because it already IS.  You are exactly where you are supposed to be.  Did you know that?  You are exactly where you are supposed to be.  You have everything you need to make a decision and move forward. So, stop fighting it and take the reins!  Put on your awesome pants and choose the narrow path. Everything is going to be more than alright.  

Yes.

laracasey:

Everything is going to be alright.  Really.  It is.  Everything you are experiencing is a gift - especially the “hard” stuff.  Isn’t it always those “hard” things that end up making you grow into a truly happier person?  Yes. Take note.  Perfect is overrated.  Done is better than perfect.  And it’s in the challenging times of life when you get the real good stuff - God, priorities, real love, real life, real lasting joy.  So, cut your life some slack.  Let. It. All. Go.  Do not worry. Ever.  Everything is going to be alright because it already IS.  You are exactly where you are supposed to be.  Did you know that?  You are exactly where you are supposed to be.  You have everything you need to make a decision and move forward. So, stop fighting it and take the reins!  Put on your awesome pants and choose the narrow path. Everything is going to be more than alright. 

Yes.

Today I was looking through some old pix and found this one of Dexter.  Isn’t he beautiful?  I love pets as much as people!

Today I was looking through some old pix and found this one of Dexter.  Isn’t he beautiful?  I love pets as much as people!

laracasey:

I’d love to meet you this May.  Join us…
mth2012:


I think it’s quite hilarious that the last day for our EARLY BIRD registration is today. A Leap year day. Your last chance to LEAP at an amazing deal (50% off) for the MTH2012 tour. How many of you have opened that registration page 1, 2, 3 times? How many of you are right at the edge, wanting and wishing change but too afraid to leap?
Friends, I hate selling to people. I have no intention of pushing or pressuring anyone into a product or a program. Yet, I am completely passionate about sharing how something has blessed my life. Whether that be the best tea shop down the street, my most treasured photo purchase, or something that rocked my world. 
Making Things Happen has changed me. It has brought me places I have never been or even dreamed of.  How? It gave me the tools and this community of people that I never even knew existed. Tools that helped me think outside of the box. Tools that allowed me to slow down enough to find the passion stirring my heart and act. Tools to help me not feel overwhelmed every minute of the day. Plus, this community that take leaps and shares to tell their stories. Their whole stories, not just the pretty side. What an encouragement this is, not to mention crazy inspiring.
Ladies and Gentlemen if I hadn’t encountered MTH through this post, (P.S. if you haven’t read or answered these questions, get on it) I would be working in the corporate world not believing my passion could become my career. It wasn’t logical to me at the time. I was confused because I had followed the path of “go to college, get married, find a secure job and you should be happy” and I still felt overworked.  If I hadn’t attended or done the work that MTH has challenged me to do. I can honestly say that I would be living on the surface of life, going through the motions. Like I was for years because I didn’t know any better. My mind and heart were controlled by fear and my bank account. This thinking has changed, now I know better and I want to give that gift to others. Honestly, pretty much everyone I meet.
I can honestly say Making Things Happen has completely changed my life.  It still is changing my life, as I put in the work. The forum isn’t a magic fix. For me it was the spark. The spark that lit my fire. The spark that challenged my old thinking. The spark that gave me hope to work towards my dreams and make hard decisions.  The spark of encouragement and friends to cheer me on.
Are you looking for a spark? A chance to see your life from a different perspective?
What are you waiting for? Take That Leap.
Gina Zeidler
P.S. If you want to hear more of my story or experience of MTH to help you in your decision making, email me. 



If you’re in a place where you’re ready for some real, authentic self evaluation and motivation, consider this!  It literally changed me from the inside out.Shelly

laracasey:

I’d love to meet you this May.  Join us…

mth2012:

I think it’s quite hilarious that the last day for our EARLY BIRD registration is today. A Leap year day. Your last chance to LEAP at an amazing deal (50% off) for the MTH2012 tour. How many of you have opened that registration page 1, 2, 3 times? How many of you are right at the edge, wanting and wishing change but too afraid to leap?

Friends, I hate selling to people. I have no intention of pushing or pressuring anyone into a product or a program. Yet, I am completely passionate about sharing how something has blessed my life. Whether that be the best tea shop down the street, my most treasured photo purchase, or something that rocked my world

Making Things Happen has changed me. It has brought me places I have never been or even dreamed of.  How? It gave me the tools and this community of people that I never even knew existed. Tools that helped me think outside of the box. Tools that allowed me to slow down enough to find the passion stirring my heart and act. Tools to help me not feel overwhelmed every minute of the day. Plus, this community that take leaps and shares to tell their stories. Their whole stories, not just the pretty side. What an encouragement this is, not to mention crazy inspiring.

Ladies and Gentlemen if I hadn’t encountered MTH through this post, (P.S. if you haven’t read or answered these questions, get on it) I would be working in the corporate world not believing my passion could become my career. It wasn’t logical to me at the time. I was confused because I had followed the path of “go to college, get married, find a secure job and you should be happy” and I still felt overworked.  If I hadn’t attended or done the work that MTH has challenged me to do. I can honestly say that I would be living on the surface of life, going through the motions. Like I was for years because I didn’t know any better. My mind and heart were controlled by fear and my bank account. This thinking has changed, now I know better and I want to give that gift to others. Honestly, pretty much everyone I meet.

I can honestly say Making Things Happen has completely changed my life.  It still is changing my life, as I put in the work. The forum isn’t a magic fix. For me it was the spark. The spark that lit my fire. The spark that challenged my old thinking. The spark that gave me hope to work towards my dreams and make hard decisions.  The spark of encouragement and friends to cheer me on.

Are you looking for a spark? A chance to see your life from a different perspective?

What are you waiting for? Take That Leap.

Gina Zeidler

P.S. If you want to hear more of my story or experience of MTH to help you in your decision making, email me. 

If you’re in a place where you’re ready for some real, authentic self evaluation and motivation, consider this! It literally changed me from the inside out.
Shelly

laracasey:

Note to self. Crush the “impossible” boundaries. ALL things are possible with God. If you stop trying to control and just let Him do His work, He will show you what’s possible. Translation = He will blow your expectations completely. out. of. the. water.

Exactly. What my heart needed today.

laracasey:

Note to self. Crush the “impossible” boundaries. ALL things are possible with God. If you stop trying to control and just let Him do His work, He will show you what’s possible. Translation = He will blow your expectations completely. out. of. the. water.

Exactly. What my heart needed today.

Valentines day lunch for my sweetie… Full of red treats.

Valentines day lunch for my sweetie… Full of red treats.

mth2011:

What one, tiny little idea will explode into the adventure of your lifetime?
Essentially, I’m asking, what will be your mouse. Walt Disney was one of the greatest imagineers of our time. He started as a simple advertising designer and worked his way through the corporate world before doodling his very first cartoon. And the rest… is history.
All it takes is one step to begin the rest of your life. To begin your great adventure. I’ll never forget sitting at my desk at the University of South Florida reading Lara’s blog post about how to make things happen when I decided it was time to make my first step. I entered her contest to win a seat at the very first Making Things Happen intensive in Watercolor, Florida. And a few short weeks later, there I sat… starting the biggest chapter of my life thus far.
One of our favorite quotes is by Karen Lamb… “A year from now you’ll wish you’d started today.” I’ve received DOZENS of emails with nervous questions, contemplations and thoughts about “should I go to Making Things Happen”…. “How do I know if I’m ready…” or “Will I be a good fit for this, I’m just a Mom”
Do it.
You will never regret taking this step for yourself. I haven’t. It was the strength, courage and JOY I found in myself at Making Things Happen that led me to not only create two booming businesses and join the MTH team but also solidified my family and my home as we prepared to become a party-of-three.
Have those same questions/thoughts as others who have emailed me/us? Need that little encouragement to take the leap? emily@emilyley.com < —- email me directly.
Registration is NOW open for an amazing East Coast Tour!
xo
Emily

Friends, go out there and get it!  Worth everything you need to do to get there. Making things happen is a game changer.  You’re worth living your very best life.

mth2011:

What one, tiny little idea will explode into the adventure of your lifetime?

Essentially, I’m asking, what will be your mouse. Walt Disney was one of the greatest imagineers of our time. He started as a simple advertising designer and worked his way through the corporate world before doodling his very first cartoon. And the rest… is history.

All it takes is one step to begin the rest of your life. To begin your great adventure. I’ll never forget sitting at my desk at the University of South Florida reading Lara’s blog post about how to make things happen when I decided it was time to make my first step. I entered her contest to win a seat at the very first Making Things Happen intensive in Watercolor, Florida. And a few short weeks later, there I sat… starting the biggest chapter of my life thus far.

One of our favorite quotes is by Karen Lamb… “A year from now you’ll wish you’d started today.” I’ve received DOZENS of emails with nervous questions, contemplations and thoughts about “should I go to Making Things Happen”…. “How do I know if I’m ready…” or “Will I be a good fit for this, I’m just a Mom”

Do it.

You will never regret taking this step for yourself. I haven’t. It was the strength, courage and JOY I found in myself at Making Things Happen that led me to not only create two booming businesses and join the MTH team but also solidified my family and my home as we prepared to become a party-of-three.

Have those same questions/thoughts as others who have emailed me/us? Need that little encouragement to take the leap? emily@emilyley.com < —- email me directly.

Registration is NOW open for an amazing East Coast Tour!

xo

Emily

Friends, go out there and get it! Worth everything you need to do to get there. Making things happen is a game changer. You’re worth living your very best life.

I might love looking at this picture a little too much!  
AH, laughter, thanks for being my most awesome favorite thing ever ever ever.

I might love looking at this picture a little too much!  

AH, laughter, thanks for being my most awesome favorite thing ever ever ever.

I&#8217;m a big picture kind of girl, and often focus on the why we do it before I do it.  I do what I do, each day, because moments are precious.
Because life is short.
Because LOVE always wins.  Always. Wins. 
No matter what else matters, this is what matters most.

I’m a big picture kind of girl, and often focus on the why we do it before I do it.  I do what I do, each day, because moments are precious.

Because life is short.

Because LOVE always wins.  Always. Wins. 

No matter what else matters, this is what matters most.

mth2012:

This post is a giant note to self because I’ve been wrestling with this and asking myself this question:
Are you using your full potential?
Now, stop right there.  Before you get all down on yourself and depressed about your answer and before you tell yourself that you aren’t enough (I do this. I know where you are!), here’s a challenge.  Let that question EXCITE you.  Seriously.  Take a minute and let that sink in.  Let the thought of your positive potential get you all sorts of fired up.  Why?  Because you have the potential to affect people’s lives all over the world for the better (that’s right, think big because it’s just plain TRUE) and you have the potential to experience real lasting joy, strong relationships, fulfilling work and giving that fills your soul.  That’s a fact.  You were not created to play small.   You were not created to just go through the motions.  Are you doing that today?  What’s your excuse?  It better be realllly good because you have soooo many gifts to share and so much creativity waiting in the wings to enjoy and so much love to give!  People need that.  They need you to take action.  There is a whole lot of joy ahead of you!  That’s pretty exciting, isn’t it?  Own those gifts.  Capitalize on them.  Take ACTION on them.  And don’t get caught up in needing to do it all at once.  Kill the mental “but, but, but” roadblocks and just take a small step forward right now.   Move into the fear.  Take a risk.  Risk is WORTH IT.  Because that’s exactly where you’ll find your greatest potential and, in turn, your greatest joy.  And it’s not always going to be easy.  In fact, many times our happiest times come out of the hardest challenges. 
I’m asking myself this question constantly because having a baby and a business means a whole new balance of priorities.  She is my first priority and my business will be shaped around that.  My business will be infused by that.  I don’t have all the answers and don’t expect to, but what I do have is a strong faith that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be and I need to be using my full potential every. single. day.  For others, not for me.  Life is too short.  Her life is too beautiful for me to not show her what FULL joy and really living is all about.
Yes, I know what you’re asking yourself.  How will I know? When to leap? How to do it? If I’m ready?  Answer: You won’t know.  Every great thing that was ever done was done on faith.  All it takes is faith as small as a mustard seed.  So, get excited about your potential and take ACTION.   Don’t get stuck just thinking about it and making a billion excuses.  Our I’m-not-good-enough-or-ready-or-worth-it thoughts can paralyze us and keep us from our full potential for a lifetime.  Life is too short for that!  The positive potential in every single person excites me to no end!  What have you been afraid to do?  What potential are you sitting on right now?  What can you DO about it?  Sound off here.  The act of leaving a comment with your thoughts - putting it out there - could be just the tiny mustard seed you need to plant.  Let your potential excite you.  - Lara

mth2012:

This post is a giant note to self because I’ve been wrestling with this and asking myself this question:

Are you using your full potential?

Now, stop right there.  Before you get all down on yourself and depressed about your answer and before you tell yourself that you aren’t enough (I do this. I know where you are!), here’s a challenge.  Let that question EXCITE you.  Seriously.  Take a minute and let that sink in.  Let the thought of your positive potential get you all sorts of fired up.  Why?  Because you have the potential to affect people’s lives all over the world for the better (that’s right, think big because it’s just plain TRUE) and you have the potential to experience real lasting joy, strong relationships, fulfilling work and giving that fills your soul.  That’s a fact.  You were not created to play small.   You were not created to just go through the motions.  Are you doing that today?  What’s your excuse?  It better be realllly good because you have soooo many gifts to share and so much creativity waiting in the wings to enjoy and so much love to give!  People need that.  They need you to take action.  There is a whole lot of joy ahead of you!  That’s pretty exciting, isn’t it?  Own those gifts.  Capitalize on them.  Take ACTION on them.  And don’t get caught up in needing to do it all at once.  Kill the mental “but, but, but” roadblocks and just take a small step forward right now.   Move into the fear.  Take a risk.  Risk is WORTH IT.  Because that’s exactly where you’ll find your greatest potential and, in turn, your greatest joy.  And it’s not always going to be easy.  In fact, many times our happiest times come out of the hardest challenges. 

I’m asking myself this question constantly because having a baby and a business means a whole new balance of priorities.  She is my first priority and my business will be shaped around that.  My business will be infused by that.  I don’t have all the answers and don’t expect to, but what I do have is a strong faith that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be and I need to be using my full potential every. single. day.  For others, not for me.  Life is too short.  Her life is too beautiful for me to not show her what FULL joy and really living is all about.

Yes, I know what you’re asking yourself.  How will I know? When to leap? How to do it? If I’m ready?  Answer: You won’t know.  Every great thing that was ever done was done on faith.  All it takes is faith as small as a mustard seed.  So, get excited about your potential and take ACTION.   Don’t get stuck just thinking about it and making a billion excuses.  Our I’m-not-good-enough-or-ready-or-worth-it thoughts can paralyze us and keep us from our full potential for a lifetime.  Life is too short for that!  The positive potential in every single person excites me to no end!  What have you been afraid to do?  What potential are you sitting on right now?  What can you DO about it?  Sound off here.  The act of leaving a comment with your thoughts - putting it out there - could be just the tiny mustard seed you need to plant.  Let your potential excite you.  - Lara