The Future YOU

I guarantee that this is not the first you will have read of manifesting or the Law of Attraction. For those of you that haven't, it is a 'like attracts like' concept that states every person has the ability to attract things into their life with their thoughts and intentions. So, what makes this blog different? I think there are some very big steps missing from most Law of Attraction articles, so I'm here to share them with you.

So The Law of Attraction is that thing where you think of something and you get it, right?

Well, yes AND no. If you begin to align your energy with having a red car, it doesn't necessarily mean that a red car will show up in your driveway unexpectedly with a big bow on it. I mean, it could. But......

My biggest complaint with the majority of Law of Attraction material is that it approaches your desires from your current state of mind. From my perspective, there is a reason that you don't have what you want right now and it's probably that you are not fully aligned with what it would be like to have this thing in your life.

So, if you don't start from where you are now..... then where do you start? Here is MY secret for manifesting:

What do I mean by that? In order to be a happier person, one must start by being happy. In order to be a lovable person, one must start by being love. In order to be a successful person, you must first SEE success within you.

Back to that red car example. If you start to align yourself with the energy of a red car, it is VERY likely that you will start to see red cars everywhere. But it is unlikely that you will actually own a red car. That is, until you BECOME the person WHO JUST IS the owner of the red car.

The energy you want in your future must be
EMBODIED in your present.

If you attempt to go to the energy, it's approaching it as if you are some how currently separate from the energy - as if there is a disconnect. If you continually see yourself as separate or disconnected from the energy.... you will never realize your desires. 

I connect with my desires and embody them in the present using two methods:

1. I experience what it is that I think I want in life. I fully immerse myself in the energy of that thing so that I can FEEL what it's like to be the kind of person who lives in a loft in Downtown Los Angeles or drives a luxury vehicle or commits to her life partner. Once you are aware of the feeling of that energy, it's important to dwell in that energy repeatedly and frequently. The more you can feel yourself being one with whatever you want - the more quickly it will manifest in your life.

2. I spend time with my future self. I think this is the easiest way to manifest. I look at who I need to be in the world in order to receive the experiences I want in my life. 

And just because I love you so much..... I've recorded a Future Self visualization that I personally use to gain clarity around who I need to be in the world for my dreams to reveal themselves to me. Click below to access the visualization, and be sure to follow up with a comment here to tell me how it went for you!

PS - Don't forget that the registrations for my LASER FOCUSED group coaching are closing THIS WEEK! There are only two spots left, so if you're ready to just be your future self.... Click here.

Life Does Not Get Better By Chance.

Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by taking bold action. It gets better by taking a stand for who you are and declaring to the world, "I am worth it."

A lot of people categorize 'bold action' as risk. 

Yes, risks may seem scary...... but I'll clue you in on a little secret - not risking anything is actually the biggest risk of all. Because by 'playing safe' and keeping yourself 'free' from risk, what you're actually doing is risking your happiness, risking your future, risking your greatness.


What if you were to embrace your happiness? Embrace your future? Embrace your greatness?

It is seriously that easy. Life gets better by taking BOLD action.

I am giving a very select few women the opportunity to take BOLD ACTION during the final quarter of 2015. Join me, and an intimate community of fellow action takers, to end your 2015 with some power!

Starting October 15, I will be leading you through achieving a specific goal by addressing the obstacles that have held you back all year long, increasing your natural ability for positive thinking, and providing an extremely high level of accountability.

What do you say? 

Are you ready to finish the year in boldness
and set yourself up for a magnificent 2016,
or will you ring in the New Year by
setting the same goals as you did last year?

Space is extremely limited. To submit an application for consideration click below: 

Finding My Voice

People are always surprised when I reveal that I am an introvert by nature. That my natural state is when I am at home, either alone or with one to two close friends. No one believes me when I tell them that I have to psych myself up to leave the house and they're always blown away when I explain the meaning of the tattoo on my hand - a constant reminder for me to SHINE and not default back to my wallflower status.

You may ask, what changed? And why do
I force myself out of my natural state?

See, it was about five years ago. I was sitting in a person transformation and growth class when my epiphany hit. In order for me to impact the world and affect change like I desire to do, I cannot hide. 

It was the moment that life as I knew it shifted. I could no longer pretend that playing small was serving me or the world.

Over the past five years, I have broken out of my cocoon and spread my wings more than I ever thought was possible. One of the biggest ways I have done this is by finding my voice.


It is something I resisted for a long time - most likely because I knew the power that it held (I tend to fear success more than I fear failure). This year is when I finally unleashed my voice. I stopped anticipating judgement from people. I stopped filtering my experiences. I took of the self-imposed shackles and realized that my words have the ability to inspire.

I fully recognize that shared experiences and standing in your
power can change the world. 

Are YOU ready to find your voice? Whether you're doing it for you, for your loved ones, or to change the world - IT IS WORTH DOING! Next week I will be hosting a workshop with the phenomenal Sonnet Simmons to support you in learning to Speak Your Dreams.

During this event, Sonnet will work with you to provide vocal tools and support to find and strengthen your true voice. And I will support you in connecting with your natural gifts and insights to clearly create your dream life. The event will be held at Paper Dolls Co-working Space in Los Angeles. Get your ticket to join us - there is limited space:

Eventbrite - Speak Your Dreams

Universal Purpose

Did you know that over 40% of Americans have not discovered a satisfying life purpose? Research has shown that "having purpose and meaning in life increases overall well-being and life satisfaction, improves mental and physical health, enhances resiliency, increases self-esteem, and decreases the chance of depression."

So, what is our purpose in life? There is one thing and one thing only that every living being is put upon this Earth to experience. Growth.

I would go as far as to say:
GROWTH is the purpose of life.

The purpose of life for man is growth, just as the purpose of life for trees and plants is growth. Trees and plants grow automatically and along fixed lines; man can grow as he will. Trees and plants can only develop certain possibilities and characteristics; man can develop any power which is or has been shown by any person anywhere. Nothing that is possible in spirit is impossible in flesh and blood. Nothing that man can think is impossible. Nothing that man can imagine is impossible of realization. ~ Wallace D. Wattles

Clearly growth happens on a physical level in all living organisms. But what about growth that you can't see? Growth that you can't touch? It's this kind of growth that calls us to be greater than we currently are. It calls us to our potential. Life without growth is death.

Life without progress becomes unendurable, and the person who ceases from growth must either become imbecile or insane. The greater and more harmonious and well rounded his growth, the happier man will be. ~ Wallace D. Wattles

The question becomes - are you willing to commit yourself and your life to the possibility of genius within you waiting to come forward?

You may think that you're different or incapable of achieving the same results as others. But I tell you this - we are all given the same potential for greatness in life. It's up to you to decide if you wish to embrace it? You can become whatever you want to be. The decision is yours.

"Growth is the only evidence of life." John Henry Newman

Growth begins with personal responsibility. So, if you're ready to embark on a path of growth, but don't know where to start - CLICK HERE - to schedule a call with me. I'm an expert in guiding people through periods of growth and becoming master's of their life.

Collaboration is the New Competition

It's no surprise that women can have a very intense air of competition between them. I'm convinced that this is a root cause of bullying. Women are taught to be divided. We're taught that if someone else has something we want, that we need to compete with them because there isn't enough for both of us. Or that if we're doing something similar things that we need to compete because there can't be nearly enough clients/customers for us both to be successful.

That's hilarious to think about, right? The world is HUGE and abundant. How could one persons success actually diminish the success of another? Want to know what's even funnier?

The world 'compete' actually comes the Latin word 'competere' which means "come together," and in later Latin meant "strive together." Which means, the word compete originally meant collaborate!!!

The good news is that change is in the air. Many women are waking up to the idea that competition is counter productive and separation is an illusion. 

During the month of August, my business coach challenged her private clients to get out and interact with new people. I absolutely took this challenge to heart. From August 3 to August 31, I went out of my way to connect with OVER FORTY new women either in person or via Skype. And that doesn't include any of the phone calls that I had!!!

Want to know how nearly every interaction ended?

With both of us asking how we could support the other woman in her life and business.

Isn't that amazing? These are mostly women that I have NEVER met before, and here we are offering to help each other grow into better versions of ourselves. Not because we have a history or have developed the know/like/trust factor. Why?

  • We know that we can't do it alone.
  • Seeing women succeed makes it more possible for other women to succeed (like a ripple effect!).
  • There is exponential growth when 2+ people are working toward a common goal.
  • We can support each other because we understand what the other woman is experiencing.

I highly encourage you to explore the idea that collaboration is the new competition.

It will seriously rock your world. I have seen more opportunities, more referrals, more laughter, and more adventure in my life already - and I plan to continue this challenge as a part of who I am in the world. Be sure to share your results in the comments below - I want to know how this shift impacts your life, your relationships, and your business!

Happy International Women's Friendship Month!!!

September is one of my favorite months! Not only does the weather cool down (theoretically....), but it's also International Women's Friendship Month!!!

My sorority, Kappa Delta, created International Women's Friendship Month in 1999 to remember the important roles our women friends play in our lives. I love it because gives me a whole month to celebrate my cherished friends! 

"Ask any woman--there's something special about her friendships with other women. Our female friends know us better than anyone else. They are there to listen, to console, and to encourage. They are our loudest cheerleaders and our most compassionate confidantes."

I will be celebrating our favorite girlfriend moments ALL month on Instagram! Be sure to follow The Inspirational Woman Project for the weekly challenge themes. I can't wait to see the images of you and your girlfriends - be sure to spread the love and share the challenge with them so they can play along!

PS.  Don't forget to tag @InspWomanProjct in your photos AND use #InspirationalWomanProject

Achieve Your Goals

The self-help industry is HUGE and growing by the day. Despite it's $10 billion per year revenue, there are still millions of people who are failing to live fulfilling lives on their terms. Did you know that 95% of people procrastinate on their goals? 

Let's be honest. If you are truly serious about achieving the goals you talk about - buying another book, reading another article, or listening to another podcast is not going to get you there. 

The thing about the self-help industry is that it is not really designed to help you achieve your goals. It is designed to make you think that you're missing something, or that you are broken in some way, or that your past actions and mis-steps somehow dictate your future. That way - you buy their next book. Am I right?

My view? Screw that. 

I like to think of self-help books as ignition starters. They will give you the inspiration to get started. But after that, it's up to you to implement what you've learned. 

So, let's talk about what you don't need in your life to achieve your goals. You don't need to become an expert by gathering more information. You don't need more time. You don't need to learn a new system or technique. You don't need to attend another seminar or webinar (Unless, of course, these things are designed to help you actually get started from exactly where you are AND supporting you through the process of achieving your goals.).

You just need to get started from exactly where you are. Because if you are truly serious about achieving your goals - you will start regardless of your perceived setbacks or limitations.

There will never be a perfect time. There will never be perfect circumstances. You will never have saved "enough" money. For me it boils down to this: either you're serious about going after your dreams or you're not. While time, money, and circumstances may look like real reasons to stay where you are - they are just excuses. You get to choose if you allow them to stop you.

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I'm Not Obsessed.

Earlier this summer I sat in on Hilary Rushford's Instagram with Intention course. Since that day, nearly eight weeks ago, one could say that I've become a little..... "focused"on my Instagram feed. Ok, let's face it. I'm borderline obsessed. 

Prior to this time, social media had become a chore. I was doing it simply because I felt I had to. I had lost my passion for what can be a highly creative outlet. The past two months I have fallen back in love with the platform. Not only for the ability to post and interact, but also for inspiration and joy. I wanted to share my top six favorite accounts with you, in hopes that you find inspiration in them as well. Enjoy!

I love this account for two reasons:

It’s GORGEOUS! It’s no secret that aqua is one of my power colors. I’m even wearing it as I type this. And EVERY photo in their feed features aqua.

The mission for this organization is phenomenal. They are dedicated to opening up conversations on eating disorders and body image. Their recently launched #IAmPerfectMovement is raising money to create the largest platform in the world to empower both women and men suffering from eating disorders and body image issues.

I’m going to try to restrain my crazy cat lady-ness for this one…. but no promises. This cat stole my heart the second I saw her. She is the epitome of thriving despite your circumstances. No front legs? No problem - her life is full of love and adventure. Watch one of the videos - your heart will melt.

I met Courtnee several months ago and was blown away at her podcast. She is dedicated to telling the stories of how creatives got their start. But it’s not just any podcast - she combines the interview with photographs to tell the stories fully. This instagram account gives behind the scenes glimpses (and advice!) to the lives of creatives in a fresh way. Oh, and did I mention the interactive Q&A that you can do with each creative? Yeah. Go follow them.

This account speaks to all things feminine and fun. I peruse this account for straight up visual stimulation. The colors, textures, and richness satisfies my cravings for beauty. BONUS: She is also a huge proponent for self-love, and we can never have too much of that #AmIRight?

Conscious Lifestyle Magazine is a full service magazine that hits on your health, mind, body, and spirit. Their articles are not only inspiring, but also have tactical ways to improve your life. Their feed, along with the accompanying descriptions, feeds my soul with so much goodness. 

Maybe it’s just because my mind is focused (and excited!) on moving into a new place….. but I am obsessed with all things home dec lately. Jessica’s Instagram provides the kind of inspiration that everyone needs to make their home look and feel magical - but in their own, unique way. The combinations of spatial arrangement, textures, shapes, light, patterns, etc. all leave me wanting more!

And who could forget my last two favorite Instagram accounts….


I admittedly have a problem with Instagram, that I am transferring to everyone I meet! I reimagined my feed about two months ago and since then - I cannot put it down. I have found a balance of providing great and inspiring content with a feed that resembles an art gallery. Here’s a sneak peek, but be sure to hop over to the account to see what I mean!

I’ve also spent this summer redoing the Inspirational Woman Project account. The account is not only featuring more powerful quotes from famous women, but also never-before-read quotes from OUR inspirational women! We’re currently working through the interviews from Volume 1, but soon we’ll start releasing content from Volume 2….. so be sure to follow for early glimpses of the new book.

Why Is Childfree Living Still Taboo?

One short year ago I wrote the most vulnerable blog of my life wherein I shared with the world my decision to be chidfree - permanently. Up until that time I had been very selective about who I told (my grandparents didn't even know of my decision until the blog was published). But within one week of submitting my article, I was on national television talking about my decision to be sterilized at the age of 29.

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From your personal life to your professional life, it's important to be unforgettable. While it's common to focus on verbal communication, an even more powerful and effective tool is to understand what you're communicating through your body language. While doing a little introspection and research I learned that non-verbal communication is the foundation of any successful relationship. Utilizing the power of fragrance, touch and body language can make all the difference when landing your dream job, speaking in front of a crowd, or securing a second date.

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Take a Minute and BRAG a Little!!!

We have such a difficult time bragging. We're taught that it's selfish, and inappropriate, and egocentric, etc. Every connotation with bragging is negative, am I right?

What if I told you that it's actually incredibly healthy to brag? 

Last week on a group call with my business coach, she actually made us brag. Like - no holds barred, full-on BRAGGING about how amazing we all are. That call changed my life.

I will fully admit that there is a place for being humble, but only if we also recognize that there is a place for bragging as well. I just feel like we all spent too much time being humble, and that the actual split should be 15/85 (humble/bragging). 

Because what are our accomplishments if we can't celebrate them?

This afternoon, I hosted an online hangout where six of us spent 20 minutes gushing about how amazing we are and how amazing our lives are. From engagements, to new relationships, to graduating college, to moving across the country, to being grateful every day - we celebrated ALL OF IT! Not only is it powerful to recognize these things within ourselves..... but verbalizing it and having witnesses takes it to an entirely different level.

My intern looked at me after it ended and said, "Even though you made me be on that call.... Thank you. It feels so good to recognize and be acknowledged for my accomplishments."

Need a takeaway from this blog?


And if you don't have anyone to talk to at this exact moment, share your brag in the comments below so that I (and all the other readers) can witness and celebrate your amazing, courageous, and remarkable life!

No, I Do Not Want to Hang Out With You

This week I was contacted on Facebook by a complete stranger, "I'm pretty sure we should probably hangout one of these days if you're up for it." My response was clear and succinct, "I don't 'hangout' with strangers." For those of you wondering, I was not reading into the message. I followed up with a message asking if this was his attempt to ask me on a date and he confirmed that it was.

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When I was 10-years-old, my focus was getting good grades, playing dress up with my friends, and my new role as a big sister. And while I believe that I have embodied my entrepreneurial spirit since a very young age, it never occurred to me to actually launch a scalable business at that age. But that is exactly what 10-year-old Abi Smithson is doing.

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