You had a big dream, one that is going to change your life and move you towards the freedom you desire and then BANG there’s a roadblock.
6 years ago I had a whole new launch ready for my Law of Attraction Training business. I had the website, the email lists, planned webinars, the funnel everything you need to get started with an online business, then it all went pear-shaped!
I found myself in Bed 4 in Med Ward 1 at our local public hospital here in Tweed Heads,
I was surrounded by a group of doctors and nurses.
The specialist apparently was telling Des and me what he thought was wrong. I have no recollection of the details, but I was told later that he said then that only 25% of people recover fully from the condition he had diagnosed.I had said “Well I will be one of them, the 25 %.”
The options, apart from full recovery, were not pretty, death, a life on dialysis or a kidney transplant.
I wasn’t to find out till much later just how close to death I might have been that day. I had in fact had a total kidney failure.
It took me a long time to recuperate physically and emotionally, it took away my confidence about my ability to run an online business.
I lost my MOJO.
I lost my passion for anything except healing and cooking 🙂
Looking back I realised that I lost confidence in my dream of success, that journey to freedom that I had made all the vision boards for. I had even been to Canada to train with the Law of Attraction How to Guy; Michael Losier.
So, from the time I landed in hospital till late last year – 6 years of healing, I had done some searching for a way to have a viable business., with both my art and abundance. I had even spent thousand of dollars on coaches, mentors and courses, but nothing quite jelled.
I learned a lot in the process and still I did not have a profitable thriving business.
Then late last year I was to meet a woman I was to get to know very well.
I went to the Daring and Disruptive Female Entrepreneurs breakfast here at Palm Beach. This was Lee’s first time to this group and we hit it off instantly so much in common. What was funny was, that both of us nearly didn’t go that morning.
The universe had other plans.
I next saw Lee agan when she came to have a Heart Whisper reading with me.
We friended one another on Facebook. I would see her posts pop up occasionally and then one day one really got my attention.
She wrote that she had drawn a line in the sand, was talking about big dreams both for herself and others, no longer playing small.
Asking: Who wants to wake up every morning with peace in your heart?
That spoke right to my heart
I sent her a message asking what she was doing.
Lee sent told me that she had plugged into an affiliate marketing platform and shared a link to a webinar that outlined the business she had joined.
The more I found out about the platform the more I realised that this could be the answer to my dreams and finally be moving onto the path to freedom.
What I found was a heart centred online affiliate marketing business with a 90% automated marketing platform, people were earning 5 and 6 figure incomes that seriously caught my interest.
Des and I looked closely at the business and decided it was great fit for what we had been searching for. Plus there was a supportive heart centred community.
We had both for many years been looking for, the perfect online business, yes spent thousand of dollars in being coached and through trial and error.
This felt good!
Now I wake each morning excited.
I am excited because this is a business that rewards people in a matter of months, even weeks, compared to other businesses and platforms we have experimented with, where there is a much longer lead time before you were similarly rewarded, if ever.
What I love is:
That it works on social media and attraction marketing.
I found my heart centred tribe
It is where entrepreneurs, mums, dads, people of all ages and from all walks of life are making 5 and 6 figure incomes
International travel is an option again
We can recreate our abundant life
it will set me free to do my art and inspirational products
The big bonus for me is that this will give me the time and financial freedom to have time for my art
G:In your head maybe, but not in your heart! Look at how easily you get distracted.
S:Wow that was a blow that landed right on my heart, Yes I could cry or beat myself up!
G:I know you set your intention, now is the time to feel into that intention like you did on Sunday and let the emotions flow – really feel it and release all the fear!
You talk about living the Dream lifestyle where you have Abundant Health, Financial Freedom and Inner Peace – the Freedom Lifestyle – and we are seeing you playing at this STILL! It is time to take focused action, let go of the overwhelm of having too much to do.
You keep hiding your art and not putting it up for sale. This is blocking your Abundance Flow too. But you know that.
You have been given a way forward that is perfect for you and Des.
This fulfills the dream you have both had for maybe 10 years or more, of having a laptop lifestyle, where you can work from anywhere in the world.
Yes you do live in paradise, you show this to the world most days.
But this comes with limitations as you choose to settle for less and just get by.
Yes everyone thinks you have it all, you don’t need money!
Remember a colleague once said that to you, and you were stunned. Yes we all need money for the energy of it that allows us to be free and create chnage. To make a difference
Your positive outlook, inspirational posts, free readings etc are wonderful, They just don’t pay the bills.
No more settling!
It’s Time for you to renew your vision and take daily action to make that your actual reality.
You have manifested the Heart Centred Community you desired.
So now is the time to be totally True To You and share the gift you have been given. There are so many people looking for a way to manifest their dream lifestyle too. How exciting is that?
S: Yes I am excited and I know as the week goes on I still have the excitement of my vision from last weekend, for the next 3-4 months, but I allowed other stuff to stop me! This is a pattern.
It’s time to step up and live my dream. I can do this.
Thank you guides and I know you will be on my case 🙂
G; Yes now is the time to call on us each day, we will guide you. No more looking outside, go within. You must get back into flow.
As Mahatma Gandhi said: “Each one has to find his peace from within.”
So what is the practical course of action to make this real?
Earlier this year I took the time out to reflect on my business as it was not working, nor bringing me the joy, or money.
Yes I love sharing my cards and going live. I needed more than that.
I watched as my friend Lee, a business woman who shared her story of never having enough money, and how that had now changed for her.
I watched as she made in one month almost $20K, with a 90% automated platform.
I was ready to change my life. As an intuitive artist and healer, the story of the business Lee is now doing spoke to my heart.
It is aligned with my values and has a community of amazing people with real support. I may not have made $20 K yet , but my life is already changing
There are amazing health results people are having, and a strong emphasis on personal growth.
I love the platform where I don’t have to be the tech whizz, that’s all done for me , that’s the 90% automated platform
I am on my way to the Freedom Lifestyle I vision each day
Freedom to help and inspire others to create their abundant lifestyle
Freedom to travel and live the laptop lifestyle
Freedom to be true to me
Freedom to do what we want, when we want, to have the Dream Lifestyle where we can make a difference to our lives and those who choose to join us.
All my love
If you would like to know more about this business then just comment ‘FREEDOM’ below or contact me and we can chat
To leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition
This is when you will discover yourself.
This touched my soul
I am trusting my intuition to guide me on my new journey.
The one I am taking in my business.
Yes I am leaving the city of my comfort.
Stepping up to be the Intuitive Creative Businesswoman, putting back on the entrepreneurial hat I wore when I had my very successful textile art business.
I will still be powered by love.
This comes by opening my heart to love yes listening to my intuition. I can be on the freedom train, empowering myselfand empowering at least one person each day to reach in and discover their true purpose and be on their own freedom train.
The one full of love, joy and gratitude.
Of physical health, financial health and inner peace.
I’m excited to be writing this and writing my future life.
What will my heart whisper to me today, I wonder?
Yes I woke with a SMILE
And greeted the day with love and gratitude
This allows the JOY that comes each day as I take ME TIME
This creates a life of FLOW
Where I do choose HAPPINESS as I begin each day
Excited at what will manifest as I let go of all that has been stopping me over these past few years and now allows me to move forward with total FOCUS.
I am on my true heart path now
I am creating the life of FREEDOM both within and without.
I love this reading today.
It has my heart smiling and bursting with joy.
This affirms for me that in trusting and following my intuition, I am honouring my mantra for 2018 of being true to me and staying in the flow
I am you going on a safari, a new journey.
A journey of love, joy, friendship and it is so exciting to be moving closer to the physical health, financial health and inner peace.
This is empowering and does create the ripples of change.
What will be your safari?
Open your heart to love
Dare to dream again
All my love
Maybe you see yourself in this picture? If so reach out and email me or leave a comment below.
I decided to let my heart guide me and shuffled my heart whisper cards
Yes listen without fear.
Meditate each day and listen for the whispers of your heart.
This allows you to open your heart to FLOW and TRUST in you,
yes believe in you, the magnificent you– a have a song somewhere called the Magnificent You by Marcia Breitenbach, here is the first verse.
Awaken now to your beauty
Don’t hide behind fear anymore
Release the you that wants to fly
The magnificent you
Trust in your message Your purpose
Then when you are fully powered by love
The FREEDOM will come
Do you really want to create freedom? *
This question triggered my whole being
My answer is a hell yes
I want to create the freedom that empowers me and you
I want the freedom that creates change with love and kindness
I want my messages of freedom that, are powered by love to touch at least one person each day
I want to create the freedom that brings
And Inner Peace.
Where you have the choice to be, do and have all that your heart desires.
Then I believe we are Being the change we wish to see in the world. Gandhi’s words that have resonated for me for so many years. I sometimes say this to myself Be the change you wish to be!
We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ~ T S Eliot
I have been procrastinating about updating my book Emergings and republishing it
This book was written when I was making a career change back in in 1988.
That took me from safe secure teaching as a college lecturer, to becoming an entrepreneur and running a highly successful 5 figure business from my textile art.
Fascinating that in 2018, 30 years on I am making another major business change in pursuit of freedom.
Are you ready to create freedom in your life, now?
Love heals all
Open you heart to love
Dare to dream again
All my love
* This is one of a series of daily journaling prompts I started last year as the Daily Whisper
I share one most days on my facebook page, my group and Instagram.
Then picked up my pen to journal. These were the words that flowed onto the pages of my journal:
So each day step onto your path of love, that means doing the daily inner work that empowers you and keeps you aligned to your purpose. The daily journaling and visualize all the happy, loving heart whisperers around the world, They are fully loving themselves and seeing their lives changing each day through the power of love that comes from working with you, your products and services.
Find new services and products to offer them and build on what you have.
The new Heart Whisper tee shirts and jewellery that is on the drawing board.
Keep it simple and use the resources at hand, You have so many products sitting in the wings,
You must break my pattern of free! Free is great, now is the time to receive in new ways.
Make it easy for people to work with you and buy from you. Start today!
Wow that was a download that I nearly didn’t post, but i thought in sharing that, as well as opening myself to expect miracles it might help one of you out there that struggles in the are of selling your message.
What area of you life are you hiding your God given magic away from ?
Open Your heart To The Power of LOVE : Listen, heal and prosper
all my love
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In a process that’s been going since March finally my brand came together. If you have been reading and following my blog this year you will have noticed there have been just a few different looks as I explored who I am and who I serve.
There was the bright bold look with the hard to read font called BlowBrush that I fell in love with. Chris Ducker thought I had dropped back to the 80’s when I bravely put my new website design up for review on a live call with him. There were also members of my heart whisperers tribe who said it was too hard to read. I have since learned that as much as I love to be different and stand out from the crowd 🙂
That in this day when access the web by mobile, what you have on the screen MUST look good, re readable and be responsive. I realised graphics didn’t work on mobile.
This brand board was when my focus was going to be more on art. I had gone from Heart Whisperer to ART to Law of Attraction/Abundance . I even changed The Heart Whisper Circle to the Abundance Attractors! There have been a series of banners too.
In July guided by the whispers of my Heart, I made the switch back to the Heart Whisper Circle. Heart Whisperers who had left the group because of the previous change, returned. I did leave the abundance focus on my website.
Then in early October my heart gave me the message in response to drawing the flow card: “Well you are not in the flow” this was a breakthrough moment and I started to relook at what I needed to change on the website. I rewrote my copy to match my new mission:
to teach people to learn to listen to the Whispers of their Heart and inspire them to create ripples of change that then brings more love to themselves, their lives and the world.
All done and dusted?
A lightbulb moment
Two weeks ago I was doing a live reading in the Heart Whisper Circle, for which only one Heart Whisperer was online, my BTBY ( that’s Be True, Brand You) bestie Jacqui be ( some of you might have met her in my Free Become More Abundant Video series) Although her reading was brilliant, I was feeling a bit flat, so I reached out to Jacqui and we skyped. We tossed around a few ideas that I took to the beach with my beach coach and husband Des. Walking on the beach I told Des how I was being drawn back to the tagline Abundance, Creativity and Self-love for Wild Souls that Leonie Dawson came up with on a coaching call in The Shining Life and Business Academy. I had used it a year or so ago, but something was missing.
We talked it over, played with words and then……….
Des came up with Wild Heart Whisperers: A playground for Abundance and Creativity.
I skipped along the beach- this felt great. I knew I had made a shift.
The new wild Suzie Cheel Heart Whisperer look was born. First we got out the punk style photo that had been an afterthought when we did the photoshoot. Des saw this graffiti wall and thought Kimra Luna from Be True Brand You, would love this background of punk culture. We really took it just for fun.
The black background emerged came about through serendipity. It was a gift from the universe.
When I was adding a shape into the new banner in photoshop, where I thought the background was white 🙂 When I added the rainbow heart to the black background it all made sense. It was clean and stylish. My new look had arrived.
Yes there has been one more change as the Heart Whisper Circle became Heart Whisperers and my friend Anne Aleckson, who has been watching all my changes this year said when she saw that change she said, she approved.
If like me, your branding journey includes a few byways, don’t give up.
I know I thought after last week I had the clarity to move forward fearlessly on my rebranding journey. I knew that there was a niggling doubt surfacing, Des could tell my heart wasn’t totally singing.
Then I started talking with the wonderful people who volunteered to be interviewed. Your responses confirmed that.
We kept on with the branding process,writing copy, then on Tuesday L’Erin in the facebook group, the question as asked: What is your biggest business dream:
Without me doing any real thinking, my Heart responded and these words flowed onto the page:
My biggest dream is to complete my book,Lucky To Be Alive, be speaking to thousands, make that millions online and around the world, with my Heart Whisper Paintings as my backdrop. Sharing my story of saving my life through really learning to love myself and showing others how to do the same through listening to the whispers of their heart and living their heart’s desire This will create ripples of change and bring more love and more peace to the world.
I immediately sent these words to my accountability partner saying: This raises a few mission questions?
NOTE TO SELF: This was the message you got back in 2011:
It’s all about love Suzie. You will be healed when you see and feel only love for you first, then you will be all that you have to love and to give. When it is totally anchored in inner peace and that feeling of pure joy that allows the awakening that is already you to emerge. That’s the inspiration, that’s the ripple effect. ~ Suzie 27/7/11
and also I recall writing similar words especially about speaking with my hearts as a backdrop earlier as one of my goals. What’s that about having to hear something 3 times? 🙂
I felt a shift in my heart and mind. Then a sense of calm. My heart knew.
Patience is not my greatest virtue, but I have been working on it and it has paid off.
Then it was time to review all the work that I had done on Brand Identity, in the first week and, make adjustments. The shift was from clarity to change. I said I am now about embracing change and we coined my new tagline:
Creating Change from the Heart
I was excited, my heart was smiling. This has been a long journey for me.
These days I rarely buy a new domain on a whim, this time I was excited enough to want to check and see if it was available. There is was, creatingchangefromtheheart.com was there. Like the universe was saying YES! I had drawn the Yes card on that very morning and then again 2 days later- just to confirm!
That is so true. This is definitely a Marathon not a Sprint. I don’t know about you but I prefer the sprint! Today I can see that it is in trying to sprint that often I have skipped over and even ignored my own wisdom and guidance.
Often still looking outside for the magic bullet- GUILTY as charged! NO MORE…………
Then came an opportunity to share my breakthrough
I had the opportunity to step up on Thursday at a local Women Entreprenuers group I attend monthly, This is for Daring and Disruptive Women and a group where I feel right at home.
Susanne Ridolfi who runs this group asked : What spirited women would be open to sharing their ‘strategies’ and how they have had to adapt their Journey so far this year, to meet up with their Intentions and Goals for 2016. I volunteered the timing was perfect. I met with Susanne before the meeting and shared my story and my current adventure that had my January intentions turned upside down.
This is me speaking on Thursday morning to 30 Daring and disruptive women and I felt on fire. My confidence was high, I was inspiring others and the feedback I got truly had my heart singing. I knew I was on purpose and sharing my passion and inspiring others.
THANK You Suzie! Great sharing and wonderful contribution to us all!!! xx ~ Susanne
I have heard you speak 4 times now and today you were the most centered and you voice has dropped ~ Gillian
Loved hearing and feeling your excitement for life Suzie ~ Alana
I will travel to be hear you ~ Chris
What has stopped me getting to this point in the past?
You are so beautiful Suzie and I love coming to your blog. It lifts me up and refreshes me each time. Your art and inspiring words always touch me. Today’s in particular was moving for me I am on that journey of complete self-acceptance and self-love.
Thank you for your burst of joy in my mailbox. I give thanks for your posts that always brighten my heart
Suzie, you bring so much sparkle and joy to the world…you are my role model for vibrant living
The journey continues and branding was at the fore for me this week.
I had been working on my brand and asking these questions:
How do you feel about your brand?
How do other people feel about your brand?
How do you see my brand?
What values do you relate to me and my brand. So many questions!
No I didn’t have all the answers. Then last Saturday morning when we arrived at Rainbow Bay Beach we were greeted with a sea of purple yoga mats, banners and a finishing post all with the word ROXY shining forth. Every yoga mat had ROXY printed 3 times on the side of the mat.
There were a huge number of people young women milling around waiting to participate in some event. When I enquired to see if i could play and get a schwag bag I was told I had to have registered online. It was too late.
Here comes the lesson……..
The brand Roxy is a surf wear and accessories company for women. It is one of the main sponsors of the Roxy Pro World Championship Surfing circuit which was on at the time. It’s big time for Coolangatta and with the men’s Quicksilver Pro as well brings millions of dollars into the local community every year.
The major sponsor Samsung Galaxy, known for phones, tablets, etc was about champions, not a phone in sight in all the signage.The message was we support the best in the world.
So what’s the lesson for me?
I tend to focus on the colors, the design, the fonts which is all okay and necessary, along with creating the mood and the style.
This is where the answers to the questions above come in.
It’s about the feelings, emotions, how others perceive your brand, how you feel about your brand.
The values people associate with your brand. These can be many and varied, positive or negative. Yes we would like them all to be positive, that is not always the case.
The values I like to see associated with my brand and thinking about what people tell they see, are: insightful, intuitive, inspiring, colorful, energetic, fun, full of love, honest, transparent, heart centered, making a difference, courageous, strong, creative, artistic. abundance, bold…….
Added values from my Facebook post
Layer of learning through love, UPLIFTED, so uplifting, adventurous, warmth, care, trust, service, layered love, joy, happy, light, nurtured, full of love, bright. artsy,beauty, radiant, positive.feel good…….
Have I missed any or (being bold would you challenge any of those from your perspective?) I would love to hear from you in the comments
This week has been a cycle of learning and a fresh awareness about my brand, Not always comfortable. Having an accountability partner is a lifesaver. Otherwise I might have given up!
When your heart feels uncomfortable with how things are going you must stop.
Look at who your ideal client is
Your products and services
Ask who am I in my business and what do I stand for?
These three, your ideal client, what you offer,and who you be have to sing together like a great trio, in perfect harmony.
If it is not in harmony you have to go back and reengineer so it is not out of tune.
This is take 3 of my branding board. I feel I am getting closer to the feeling, style my brand reflects. I forgot to add in my products, so there will be take 4.
5 step process for generating income- update.
What I have found as I shared last week this process is very intense and taking double the amount of time I allocated. I am planning this week to be further down the track with my selling plan. I will also be offering discovery sessions for my Your Heart’s Desire Program .
I have been doing short interviews as part of this process. thanks to those who volunteered. If any of you reading this would like to answer the 3 question I am asking , just say so in the comments.
This might be you or someone you know. I am doing some Market Research and I am looking for Heart Centered Entrepreneurs to interview. These are people who doing well or okay, but they want more. They have dreams they would like to pursue. Currently they are blocked, or have had a challenge that stopped them. They now want clarity around what their next step is to move forward to live their Heart’s Desire. They are ready to get clear. change and prosper.
Interviews are confidential, will take place on Skype (20 mins) or written. There will be a Suzie bonus for each interviewee
all my love
Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥MoreCOLOR ♥ More LOVE ♥ More ABUNDANCE ♥ AND TRANSFORMS YOUR LIFE. ♥
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