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How To Make It Just Fall On Your Lap

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This weekend I will be the last minute, guest/helper at a really cool event this weekend. It’s one of those situations that just falls into place in a way that is unexpected and delightful and reminds me that Grand Design is at play. So many things had to line up and happen (and fall through) for this event to take place, and while it feels random, I know it isn’t.

And this reminds me of how life is in general. People always say that when you’re least looking for it (“IT” being anything important to you), it falls on your lap and finds you.

This has happened to me many times.

When I first found out about Bozeman, MT, I wasn’t looking for it. Natalie and I had been only 5 or so days on our RV road trip, having no clue where we were going next when a friend of a friend we were staying with said we needed to go there.


Before I joined my first band, I happened to be walking by a girl in a store I worked, talking about music when she said “you should try out for my band.”

And there are countless other stories like this in mine and other people’s lives. You’ll hear people say “I found the love of my life when I stopped looking,” or “my multi-million dollar business didn’t start out that way, but rather I was just wanting to make cupcakes for my mommy friends.”

It is usually the things in life that we aren’t trying so hard to get, that end up being the most fulfilling. (Click to TWEET THIS)

Which is awesome, but doesn’t help the people who want to create things. I imagine that there’s some people reading who are like, “yeah that’s great but where is the balance between striving for what you want and sitting back in flow and letting the Universe do it’s job?” and to me, the answer is simple.

If we want things to happen in our lives, we need to be the type of people that attract those things. (Click to TWEET THIS)

We need to put ourselves on the path to be discovered by the random hiker walking by. We need to work on our own radiance before we attract others with it.

We need to say yes to the breakfast date where you’ll meet your future friend and confidant. We need to go to that networking event where we’ll make a connection to the future COO of our company. We need to say yes. And not for the sake of getting anything in return. But because we know that’s where we need to be.

My life has been really weird for a couple years now. It feels like a complete shedding of my old skin, in order to get a brand new one. You’ve seen a lot of this happen here on the blog, the latest being my Kundalini Yoga Teacher training. And this last minute retreat is no different.

I’ve been working on my own radiance, my own self-love, my own open heartedness, and my own connection with the people in my life, and so far it has led me to really great things.

Specifically, what this has looked like for me is a ton of journaling, counseling, reading, and a bunch of Kundalini Yoga. Currently, I’m on a 90 day daily Sadhana (daily spiritual practice…I’m on day 57) of this specific Kundalini Kriya (yoga set), just in case you want to check it out, or at least have some reference for what I’m talking about.

Every Day (57 of 90 days)

15-20 Minutes of The Kriya For Elevation

12 Minutes of Kirtan Kriya (meditation)

There are more rituals and things I do everyday to help me be the best person I can be, but for now, I’ll just leave it at that (let me know if you’re curious about other things!)

So now it’s your turn. I’m just wondering, where in your life you need to show up just a little bit more, or a little bit more open. Where in your life do you need to let go of the outcome in order for the flow to enter in? I want to hear about it in the comments below. And if you want to know more about this Kundalini stuff, soon I will be opening an Online Kundalini Studio with live, streaming, yoga classes. It’s gonna be rad. Promise. Get on this list to make sure you’re in the loop when that goes live.

Happy Friday!

Sally Hope

When you complete something

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Seven months ago, I was at my friend Wendy’s house, washing my hair at night so I didn’t have to wake up an extra 30 minutes early to my 3 am alarm that was to be going off in a few short hours from that moment.

Wendy’s house. The place where I moved to about ten years ago when a rock n roll band from LA plucked me out of my Santa Barbara life, and gave me the stage to bloom on.

The place where I lived until after the band broke up several years later. The place where I wrote and recorded my very first song. And where I grew from the girl who played the game of life, to the girl who was the conductor of the game of life.

So it’s not surprising to me that here I am, 7 months later, writing this to you from Wendy’s house. In my old room. A 250 square foot pool house, with views of the bird fountain, pool, trees, and spanish villa style courtyard.

It’s not surprising to me that on this day, another major moment is about to happen.

This weekend, I will graduate from my Kundalini Yoga training program. I will get recognized for all of my hard work, and my sweat and my tears. For all 7 trips back and forth to Santa Monica, the sleeping on couches, the waking up at 3 am to get to Sadhana on time, only to give it everything I got not to fall asleep during the whole thing.

For all the times I pushed through 30 more minutes of a yoga posture I thought I couldn’t do for one more second. For showing up even when I was sick, sad, upset, exhausted. For constantly putting myself out there even when I felt like I wanted to hide.

For learning, listening, singing. For learning a new language. For packing a lunch when I was on day 35 of a 40 day “eat only green foods” cleanse. For making a new soul sister friend. For sharing my tears when they showed up.

For becoming a yogi. For becoming the type of person who can no longer turn a blind eye to the truths inside myself. For becoming…a teacher. A vessel through which these teachings will now come through.

I will be recognized for completing something life changing and challenging. And it feels…amazing.

There have been so many things I’ve learned these past seven months. And learning about Kundalini is only one part of that.


I think when you learn something new, and are a complete beginner, you are humbled. And I was. Walking into the yoga studio seven months ago, felt like the first day in the dorms in college. Small fish in a very big and unfamiliar pond, without any fish friends to swim around with.

And then the more you swim, the more you know how to survive. And then you realize, that you’re actually a big beautiful fish after all, and that you always have been but never knew it.

Tomorrow, I will wake up at 3am. Put on my Kundalini white clothing (Kundalini yogis wear white to be “neutral” and also because white expands your auric radiance at least a foot according to some schools of thought), put my hair in a bun and a white head covering on. I will show up with no make-up, no matter how tired I look. I will get in the car and drive 45 minutes in order to make it to Sadhana in time at 4:45 am. I will be in Sadhana for two and a half hours. Chanting, meditating, and doing physical postures. I will then let the leaders take the day where it needs to go until 6 pm, including rolling burritos and feeding the homeless in downtown Santa Monica.

Sunday…I will graduate. In the presence of my fellow teachers and our loved ones and families. I will grab a certificate and look at it knowing that I just completed something I’m really really proud of.

Something that fed my soul, softened my edges, and made me even brighter and lighter than I was before. Something I committed to and stuck with.

It’s hard not to be a little sad that this chapter is over. There will never be another Level 1 teacher training for me. I will never again be required to do 2.5 hours of Sadhana in the morning for 21 days. I will never learn this stuff for the first time ever again.

I have no idea what’s next. But my heart is so full thinking about it. Thank you for reading these words and being on the journey with me. I imagine that there will be a lot of fun stuff that will come out of these trainings, but for today, I am sitting here in pride, and if nothing else ever comes of these trainings, that is good enough for me.

I did it. Congrats to me.

And what about you? Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the most difference in our lives. Are you trying a new morning routine? Are you completing something you’re proud of? Even if you’re not, I want you to find something and share it in the comments below.

Fill in the blank: “One thing I am proud of today is _______”

XO

Sally Hope

P.s. One of the next things I’m committing to is virtual online Kundalini yoga classes. It’s gonna be rad. Promise. Get on this list to make sure you’re in the loop when that goes live.

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I’m Back. With The Black Eyed Peas. And We Need Your Help.

 

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They tell you to blog. And to say things that will help your customer.

Help them actually, but also help them so that they “know like and trust you.”

If you’ve ever done any bit of marketing, you’ll know that I’m talking about customers and selling. And that is what the blogging world tends to be focused on.

How to engage your audience so that that they “know like and trust” you so that when the time comes for you to sell something, they want to buy it.

This isn’t sleazy. Or a tactic. It’s been around as long as selling has been around.

And when I starting my website, I was thinking a lot about this. I asked myself, “what can I tell people that will help them, surprise them, or make them smile?”

My first blog posts were all over the place and silly. A blend of the types of posts from bloggers I was currently following. And about two months into it, I wrote the blog post that changed everything.

I wasn’t writing for a specific purpose other than to share a snapshot of my real life. That human moment that you rarely share with anyone because it is too embarrassing to admit. And not only was I about to admit it, I was about to admit it to an indefinite number of strangers. Strangers that were potential clients.

In my mind, somehow, this was easier than admitting it to the people closest to my heart. So I hit the “publish” button and almost threw up.

But I didn’t throw up. And what happened was the opposite of what I expected. People didn’t think I was some hack of a life coach because I was crying on the bathroom floor over some guy, but they could relate.

They’ve been on the bathroom floor themselves. They’ve cried alone themselves. They’ve wondered if they were lovable enough or worthy enough. They had a similar human experience. And they wrote to tell me so.

I didn’t realize it at the time (and I actually had forgotten about it entirely until now), but connecting with people in this way, is what I believe I was born to do. It’s my most favorite thing. But at the time, I didn’t look at it like that. I just saw it as sharing stories on my website.

And from that moment on, I never “blogged” again. I just told stories. Stories about what a pair of too-small cowboy boots had to do with your dreams. 

Or how sometimes you have to say goodbye to things you don’t want to.

Or sometimes you have to stand up for your own values even if someone else doesn’t like it.

I made videos. I took you for the ride with me when I moved to Costa Rica or got in an RV to travel accross the country. Or moved to Montana.

And then…somewhere along the line, I stopped doing it. It might have been that my business grew so I got more strategic (like they tell you to do when you start growing), I had more things to “sell” so my posts focused on telling you about that (which I think is totally cool to do), and then some things happened in my life I wasn’t ready to share or didn’t feel like I could.

And then it snowballed. I stopped writing to you, and thus, stopped writing. And thus, my creativity waned. And thus, the lightness in my spirit waned. And thus, I started feeling dull. And then dull begat dull. And you get the picture.

So I did what any person would do who is desperate….I started reading. The latest book I started is called “Bird by Bird” and is all about being a writer. By the time the first chapter was started I already decided that I needed to start writing again.

For fun. For the sake of the story. For the sake of connecting. For the sake of the words on the page that somehow come out a hundred times more clear than when I try to say them out loud. To help us all feel like we’re not so alone. To help us all giggle. Or relate. To learn together.

So this is to say that I’m making a commitment to you, to share something with you every week (and don’t worry…there will ALWAYS be something helpful or to make you giggle each week)..

This, being something that I used to do so effortlessly and easily, is now something I have to retrain myself to do. Just like at the gym…my (metaphorical and emotional) muscles are not used to the work anymore.

And like when you’re not used to going to the gym, you might need a trainer. And so…I guess I’m asking you to be mine.

Here’s what I need from you from this first training session together…

  • If you’re stoked to hear more stories and shares, just comment below with “CAN I GET A HELL YES!?” That will help me feel encouraged to keep going and also let me know you’re reading so I stay accountable to you.
  • If you have any particular things you’re dying to read about (numerology, self-love, zoo animals, puns) let me know
  • What blogs are you frequenting right now and what books are you loving?

Just hit reply to comment on this post, and if you want to make sure to get the inside scoop on new stories, put your name in the little box below.

Ok lovely. Shall we say it’s on like donkey kong??

Your story-telling sister,

Sally

 

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Ever wanted to create a business and a life you love?

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It was six years ago and I had just finished coaching school. I had gone there because it felt like a calling. Something that just pulled to me. Something that when I read the description of what a “life coach” did my body felt warm and my heart felt full and my mind said YES.

I knew this was something I was meant to do and so I turned down the Master’s program I had just gotten into for Marriage and Family Therapy, and jumped aboard the coaching train.

A year later, I found myself with a certificate in hand that said “You’re a coach now…officially!” (not really…that’s not EXACTLY what the certificate said), which was absolutely exciting. For about five minutes.

The time that followed was absolutely terrifying. Because for the first time, I really realized that being a coach meant that I was to be a business owner. “Shit” I thought. I had no idea how to run a business, much less market one or get clients.

So I felt scared. I had this spark in my heart to do something great in the world and help people in a really profound way, but felt so overwhelmed by the “business” side of it.

And then one day, I stumbled across the girl that would change my life forever. Marie Forleo. Exactly at the moment I was saying “shit” she was rolling out a brand new program called “B-School” that taught us all how to grow a business and a life that we love, online.

Her sales videos were her dancing around in her living room to rap and throwing money around and saying super smart things along the way.

The program was way more than I could afford at the time. And I literally waited until five minutes before the cart closed to put that program on my credit card and hope for the best.

Looking back now, that was an absolutely life changing turning point in my life. I had no idea that buying that program would not only teach me all of the foundational tools I needed to have and run and maintain an online business, but that I would create and be hooked into a community of people who knew EXACTLY what I was going through and who were, themselves, doing the most incredible things in the world.

We hired each other. Shared in the wins, the tears, the ups and downs. And we knew we weren’t alone.

It’s been 6 years since I started the very first B-School Facebook group and I’m so proud to say that I still am involved. I run the group of almost 16,000 dynamic and smart entrepreneurs. Coach and support all the B-Schoolers. Answer questions. Give that nudge. And offer all the knowledge I’ve gained from being in business for the past six years in that group. Really, right now, it’s one of the only ways to work with me, and it’s one of my favorites.

I’m telling you this because B-School is just about to open again for enrollment. Marie only does it once a year. So if you’ve been wondering how to build that business you’ve always dreamed of. Or wondered how to get started online, I encourage you to check out B-School. I am an affiliate, but that’s only because I believe in it with my whole heart and I’ve been with them since the beginning.

If this interests you even a little, check out this link and get involved. She will explain EVERYTHING.

And if you have any questions WHATSOEVER, I’m opening up some time for personal phone calls to answer any questions you have. Just email me at sally@sallyhope.com.

B-School literally changed my life and continues to do so. I’ll help you decide if it’ll change yours too.

XOXOXO
Sally

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So you’re thinking about B-School eh??

I SO get it. Once upon a time, about five years ago, I was a brand new baby coach, not realizing that what “being a coach” meant, was that I was going to have to be a BUSINESS OWNER. Yikes!

And after freaking out for about two weeks, I finally stumbled upon the program that irrevocably changed my life forever…Marie Forleo’s B-School. 

At the time I had zero business skills. I didn’t know what an “ideal client” was or why I might need one. I had no clue was a “newsletter list” was or how to get one.

All I knew was that I had a dream to change people’s lives and a spark in my heart to create something that mattered.

And I have a feeling you feel the exact same way, or else you wouldn’t be reading this.

So…here’s the deal though…B-School is definitely not for everyone. But for the right people, it can be the PERFECT solution to whatever you’re facing right now.

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Do you want to know if it’s right for you?

If so…you are in the right place. I am teaming up with Wildheart Team Member (and business coach) Ellen Ercolini for a super fun and super free call all about discovering whether or not B-School is right for you.

In our call we’ll be sharing:

“The Three Reasons You SHOULD and the Three Reasons You SHOULDN’T Join B-School”

We’ll also be providing a Q&A for anyone who has extra and specific questions about B-School. The call will be on February 24, from 4-5 pm PST and you can get in on the fun by clicking HERE.

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that a LOT of people are promoting Bschool.  There’s an amazing affiliate program for it, which we are both part of – but, we’re not doing this for the money.  We both have successful businesses that pay us well.  We’re good on that front.  We’re doing it because we care.  We care about you not getting lost in all the brilliant marketing out there.  We care about you taking the right next step for your business.  We care about helping people with dreams work hard to make them a reality.  We LIVE for that actually.

So join us!  After you’ve registered for the call, you can respond to the confirmation email with a question for us, or participate live!  We’ll be sending out the recording so you can listen in and get some insight on what’s the right next step for you.

We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ll be partnering to support this years class of Bschoolers.

If you sign up with us, you’ll get 6 months all inclusive access to the Wildheart Revolution, which includes two weekly coaching calls with me, business strategy and support with Ellen, and tarot and love coaching with Natalie Vartanian.

We know that businesses aren’t grown in a vacuum, they’re developed through people.  The Wildheart Revolution is a wildly supportive place to connect with your tribe and get ongoing support of your full person, which will nurture your business growth like woah.

You’ll also get a two-on-one hour with us.  That’s right.  Our two brains (and hearts!) supporting, strategizing and coaching YOU and your business.  This has never been available before, and we’re not sure we’re going to offer it again.  It’s that special.

What we know is the group community and support is HUGE to helping you stay on track with the bschool materials and business development.  Pair that with personalized support for your business, you’ve got the inside track to business growth.

To have not one but two rock solid coaches, strategists and successful business owners get down and dirty in your business with you, for personalized support, is the ultimate accelerator.   You literally can’t buy this one of a kind support.  We know what it takes to make a business work, and we want to support you in that too.

If you know you’re in, and you want to work with us, why wait? Click here and make it happen.

I am so excited for you for taking the next step in the direction of your dreams.

Whether or not you choose to participate in B-School, the fact that you’re wondering and checking it out tells me you’re ready for CHANGE. And ready for GROWTH. To me, being ready is the absolute first step. I hope you let us usher you into your next chapter!

So much love,

Sally + Ellen

FAQ’s

1) What is B-School?

Basically…it’s an online business and marketing program. Marie does an AWESOME job and telling you all the details right here.

2) Who is B-School right for?

Ooooooh! Such a great question and one that we’ll be answering on February 24th from 4-5 pm PST on our super fun and free call! Click here to get signed up.

But the short answer is that it’s right for someone who knows what business they want to create, has some ideas about how to do it, but could really use practical and tangible tools on business building, and someone ready and willing to put in the time and effort to make it work.

3) Why are you the expert in B-School?

Well…I have been a B-Schooler from the very first year it was offered. I started the very first B-School Facebook community page and have been running it ever since. And I work closely with Team Forleo to bring you guys the absolute best B-School online community possible, so I know what’s in store for you as far as extra community support.

4) Why is Wildheart a good perk of signing up?

Because although the 8 week course of B-School is phenomenal, change doesn’t happen over night. Wildheart will provide you ongoing support both during B-School and also after the 8 week course is over. Really…it’s WIN-WIN!

5) Will I make a million dollars if I sign up?

Anything is possible! I can’t predict the future but what I will say is that if you participate in the entire course, implement all the ideas in a consistent manner, reach out for help in the community, and work your buns off (hustle hustle hustle til the cows come home!) I am confident that you will see MAJOR growth in your business and your life.

6) Who does your hair?

Why thanks for asking. Ann Kelleher at 19 Blue in Santa Barbara, CA. No matter where I live in the country, I still fly in to SB to see this woman! :)

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