Today’s guest post is by the inspiring Linda Joy. As publisher of Aspire Magazine, the premiere inspirational magazine for women and host of the highly-successful Inspired Living Secrets series, Linda Joy’s passion permeates all of her inspirational multi-media brands. Reaching close to 30,000 women, each brand is dedicated to supporting and empowering women with a Universal message of hope, love and self-empowerment.
As you know, I very rarely accept guest posts, but each year I like to invite some gorgeous, passionate, inspiring women to share their new year dreams, goals + miracles.
The more we hear of women dreaming big dreams and making them happen, the more it will become the “new normal” and fuel us to do just the same.
Introducing darling Linda!
I just had to reach out personally to send you a great big luscious hug of Gratitude for creating the answer to my creative soul’s prayers.
For those who already follow one or more of my inspirational multi-media brands you’ve already figured out that I am a very creative, visual person who lives, leads and creates from my heart. So, the very idea of planning, scheduling and all of linear thinking stuff has been something I’ve had to work on –especially running multiple multi-media publishing brands serving close to 30,000 women that live and thrive on DEADLINES. (I must say I’ve done darn well with it but at times the entire linear process can leave a creative soul like me feeling boxed in.)
A little over three weeks ago I was organizing my desk and files in preparation for taking two weeks off over Christmas and New Years to enjoy the holidays with my family. (A big step for me to take that much time off –but that’s another story.) As you know, this time of year also means getting ready for 2013 and planning out my year both personally and professionally. Each year at this time I generally spend hours in the big box office supply chain looking through yearly planners that always leave me feeling uninspired.
Until I found YOU my visionary friend!
My good friend and Online Business Manager Kim Turcotte knows me better than most – especially the side of me that struggles with finding a planning system that resonates with the truth of who I am. So when Kim reached out to me on that life-changing day three weeks ago to tell me that she had found the PERFECT planning calendars for both me and my business I responded with my typical anti-planner response “Sure you have….” I was suddenly silenced when she mentioned the woman behind the system – creative visionary Leonie Dawson – yes YOU. I stopped in my tracks – now this was a planning system I was open to hearing about.
Knowing me so well, Kim (an avid fan of yours) said “Just take two minutes to visit this webpage & call me right back.”
Well Leonie, I never called her back. I was too busy printing out my 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Workbook, Planner & Calendar and 2013 Create Your Incredible Year BUSINESS Workbook, Planner & Calendar.
I have never been so inspired and excited about a planner before –ever. In fact, I was like a little kid on Christmas morning and couldn’t wait to work on them.
During the December Full moon window of Dec 27-29, I curled up each evening in my office ‘creative nook’ with my Zen buddy “Baxter” by my side. I spent those three delicious evenings surrounded by my planners, markers, pens and excitedly filled in the pages in the “Celebrating and Releasing 2012” sections of BOTH planners. At the height of the full moon I did my closing ceremony while listening to Karen Drucker’s beautiful music, Baxter on my lap and tears in my eyes. What a powerfully profound way to close out the year.
(BLESSINGS to you for such a sacred gift!)
Setting my Intention for 2013 – In Life and in Business
On New Year’s Eve I couldn’t wait to get all cozy with my Incredible Life and Business Planners. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Invoking 2013 sections that spoke to who I am not only as a woman but as a creative business visionary who leads, creates and plays from a heart-centered place.
Again I thank you for creating such a powerful tool that resonates with, supports and inspires creative, heart-centered women like me. I wanted to reach out to let you know that you are another woman closer to your goal of helping 10,000 women create incredible lives.
I will be in touch over 2013 to share the beautiful magic of what unfolds for me over 2013 –both personally and professionally. I’m honored our paths have crossed, Leonie keep up the blessed work.
You are such a passionate, inspiring woman Linda!
Bless you for all your kind words.
Thank you for sharing your big vision and dreams with us.
May all of us be inspired to put our dreams into action and change the world.
All my love,