Open for Miracles?

Do you believe in miracles?  Are you familiar with the term ‘Law of Attraction’?  A Course In Miracles says a miracle is simply a ‘shift in perspective’. As always, I want to be transparent with you… I’ve been diving deep into the process of my own personal development, both inner and outer work over the last few years, you may relate to this too.  Some of this is about my physical journey of living with a disability, understanding and owning my relationship with this part of me. Redefining my identity as a Mama who’s children have flown the nest, challenges with my romantic relationship, the decision to set myself free and selling up my home, the coaching world and my place within this changing industry, peri-menopause and the shifts I’ve noticed in my body… getting clear on what’s important to me now. I’ve definitely felt ‘off centre’ at times and decided to take a semi break from social media.  Sometimes it just feels too noisy, does that make sense?  That’s included a break from our Facebook group Global Fab Friends, I’ve not been in the group for many months and that was a conscious decision to give back to myself.  It’s by taking control of your own life that you, re-connect with your spirit, honour your vales and begin to feel refreshed and vital once again.  It’s like ‘coming home’ to yourself.  I’m going to be sharing more about my journey in the coming weeks, as I think it may resonate with you – and help you too. When you make the decision to embark on a personal development journey, it’s a never ending process as you notice and unpick the patterns of thought that hold you back (limiting beliefs) and make sense of the life you’ve created for yourself.  I made a financial investment to get the support I needed, as I was going around and around in circles.  I’m so glad I did! Now feeling this gorgeous sense of vitally again, high vibing, honouring myself, I’m finding the miracles are coming thick and fast once again. You could also say these are synchronicities, coincidences, the Law of Attraction at play or even luck – and you’d be right.  There is no one way to describe them. So what have the big ones been in the last 3 weeks? First Miracle:  Well, as you may know, I’ve been on holiday to Barbados.  My partner and I had booked seats in premium economy – I’ve always wanted to fly Upper Class but it’s not been been something we’ve done.  I always ask to have a look behind the curtain before I leave the plane and I’ve promised myself I would one day travel this way.  Can you imagine my surprise when we checked in our suitcases at Gatwick airport, we were told that the seats in premium economy were over booked and we had been chosen for a complimentary upgrade to Upper Class!  I couldn’t believe my good fortune!  I was SO excited!!!!  A dream come true for sure. I had an intuitive download, that this was gift from the Universe, for finally after 40+ year of denying my condition, being rewarded for having the courage to ask from airport assistance for the first time in my life.  To no longer struggle if I didn’t need to – being open to receiving and having my needs met. Being able to sit with my feet up was fabulous for my challenged ankle joint – and to have a sleep on a flat bed as the plane flew through the sky was just surreal!  I felt so full of gratitude for this incredible gift and had such a spring in my step when I got off the plane. Second Miracle:  Since our last visit to Barbados 2 years ago, I’m connected with a Barbadian chap called Justin via Instagram (I love that social media platform).  I didn’t say where I was staying on Instagram… but secretly I hoped that I’d meet him on my visit.  On my second morning, I caught a glimpse of someone who looked like Justin in the buffet restaurant, getting his breakfast.  I told my partner that I thought it was Justin… my heart fluttered with excitement and I felt my face glowing red. Andrew said “No, it won’t be him, let’s just get seated”… but if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t give up!  After we’d been shown to our table, I went to the buffet to choose my breakfast – and he wasn’t there.  So I weaved my way back through the small restaurant with my breakfast plate in hand – and spotted this chap again at a table with about 8 people… I was shaking… “Hello”  I said… he looked at me – and then to the left and right and back at me… I asked “Are you Justin?”  I waited… “Yes” came back his answer – and I said ‘It’s me, I’m Ali”…. oh my goodness we both beamed with the biggest smiles… What were the chances of that meeting?  Of all the hotels, restaurants, cafes in Barbados, what were the chances of him being where I was staying?  And us both being there at the same time in the morning?  Again nothing short of – miraculous. Third Miracle:  In our hotel room and around the hotel, there were somebeautiful prints of coconut trees and banana trees – each with a special dedication of a member of the royal family.  I admired and studied them greatly… Last Friday, back in the UK I went to meet with my peers for our quarterly Mastermind Meeting – to a sleepy pub/hotel we’d been to so many times before in Yattendon, Berkshire.  I chose to sit in a different place to my usual seat, as I was the first to arrive.  And straight in front of me… were the same pictures!  The coconut trees and banana tress – with the dedication… No way!  Yes way!  I Googled them later and found they were from a The Natural History of Barbados book, dated 1750!  How bizarre that they would be there in Berkshire – and I’ve been in that room so many times before and never seen them. Each of these, feel like miracles and they fill my heart with joy, I feel expanded, alive and now – again I’m expecting miracles to unfold.  Miracles come in so many different ways, big and small.   They remind us that the Universe has our back…   The inner work that I’ve been doing is now rewarding me in so many different ways!  Are you open to miracles? I’m playing with the idea of hosting an intimate retreat in Barbados next year – I feel a deep connection with this tiny, paradise, Caribbean island and I think you would too.  Go on, let me know if this excites you, too? Doing this inner work, clearing out your out dated beliefs and making sense of how life is now… what you really desire for yourself moving forward isn’t for the faint hearted. I didn’t do it alone, that’s almost impossible.  Even as an empowerment coach, I invested in support to have someone witness me, stretch me to think in new ways, to open myself up to what is possible and to rise up again. If you’d like to have a conversation with me about how I could help you to rise again – message me at ali@alisoleil.com and we’ll set up an informal call to explore if we’re a good fit for each other. Here’s to the miraculous and creating the life you desire! Love Ali xx

Self Empowerment Webinar

Yes! You Can Do It! Self Empowerment To Really Love Your Life. Enjoy this live training webinar with Ali Soleil.  In this recording you will learn: How being the ‘GOOD GIRL’ does not get you, what you desire – It’s time for your personal revolution How to RELEASE yourself from a cycle of SELF DOUBTING, lack of confidence, the dreaded ‘should-ing’, and self bashing for lack of perceived success Why you don’t need to know more – you need to release your HANDBRAKE and go with the FLOW, keeping the MOMENTUM moving forward 4 Simple steps to QUICKLY bring more JOY and CREATIVITY into your life and ALIGN with your desires How a simple SHIFT in perception can create the ELUSIVE opportunities you crave and deserv  

Your Business Needs Water

I heard a shocking statistic this week – 75% of Americans are dehydrated.  And it won’t just be our American friends – it’ll be many of us around the world. My holistic therapist Christine, has often reminded me of the importance of drinking more water when she notices my skin absobs more oil when she massages me.  She tells me my skin is thirsty. This week, be more aware of what you are drinking and how much.  For your body to function well you need to keep it hydrated otherwise your brain will feel foggy, your body will feel sluggish, you may gain a headache, sleepless nights, poor skin and other health challenges.  Not how you want to feel as you grow your business. Over time I believe that often when we think we’re hungry – we are in fact thirsty.  So this week reach out for a glass of water rather than a snack… maybe not so tastey, but your body will be grateful. Building a business takes a lot of focus, energy, concentration – and water! See how different you feel by upping your intake of water – and watch how your business grows!  Expect a miracle! I write this I’m not just drinking water, I’m swimming in it!  I’m in Barbados where I’m enjoying the sunshine and indulging my passion for frolicking in the ocean.  I’ll share more next week – but do have a look on Facebook or Instagram where you’ll see some of my photos! Have a great week With love Ali x PS – If you’ve not already joined me on the Global Fab Friends forum on Facebook – please do, we have such a beautiful group of women in our community.  No spamming, just lots of celebration, sharing, encouragement and friendship!

Stand Out In Your Market Place

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of people in your market place also offering services so similar to yours?  It can feel like a crowded market place and you need to stand out. It makes me so sad when I hear from women who have powerful gifts that they are feeling frustrated because they are lacking clients.  They tell me that they don’t stand out, that their ideal clients can’t ‘see them’ and are not sure how show up to be seen.  Does this resonate? How can you serve when you are lost in the crowd? What makes you different – is quite simply – you! And it’s really not more complicated than that – it’s just that we don’t always recognise our own worth, value or beauty. What is special about you?  1)         Ask your clients, or those who know you well.  Go on, be brave and have some fun with this, ask them. 2)         And then, ask yourself – “what do I believe about myself?”  Be honest, where do you excel?  Do you wear your heart on your sleave?  Are you kick-ass? I remember when I was working with a mentor who encouraged my natural ‘Mama Soleil’ approach and then a few years later I worked with a coach who encouraged me to be more ‘kick-ass’.  I tried this on for a while, but it just wasn’t me and I felt disconnected from my truth, it was hard work, it felt icky and ultimately I felt exhausted and confused. I’m a sensitive, natural nurturer and that is my truth.  What’s yours? When you look at the flowers above, each one is unique and showing up as who it is – a rose doesn’t try to be a tulip! – it’s your authentic truth and when you honour yourself, you shine out like a beacon of light. 3)         And what’s important to you? Why are you on this path?  What’s your passion-rocket-fuel that is making the desire to make a difference of such importance to you?  What do you believe about your mission?  About the clients you work with?  Check out the Simon Sinek video where he explains how you can stand out when you’re connected with your Why. You were born unique, you were born to make a difference.  Don’t morph into a clone of someone else because they seem to be doing ok – be you!  Honour you and shine your natural light so brighly that your prospects ‘see’ you and are attracted to you. They need you and you need them to continue your mission. And as always Expect a Miracle! Have a great week

Banish Self Doubt Now!

Do you ever find yourself holding back because you worry what others may be thinking about you?  You know that creating a video sharing your message could support you to reach your audience, but you fear criticism coming at you? Maybe you find yourself poised over your keyboard with a heart-full of meaningful sharing – and then you hold back.  What if no one wants to read it? If this resonates with you – I urge you this week to: 1)   Write down ALL the fears that your ego is telling you.  Get them down on paper – they may be: “No one will sign up for my new programme” “Prospects won’t pay my fees” “No one knows I exist – let alone wants to work with me” “I don’t look/sound as good as my peers so I can’t make a credible video” Having fears like these can seriously suck all the fun out of having your own business!  And it can keep you paralysed from moving forward.  I know, because I get them cropping up too and we have to keep them in check. 2)         Go through each fear once you’ve ‘heart and head dumped’ them onto paper and acknowledge them for what they are – stories. 3)         Take a deep breath and feel some love for yourself. 4)         Find all the reasons why each one is not true.  Write down examples of when either you or someone you know had a more favourable experience.  Eg Who do you know that sells programmes?  Has high end clients?  So it’s possible for you too? 5)         Create a new sheet of paper with a list of new positive statements. “I have x number or steady flow of clients signing up for my programme” “Prospects are eager to work with me and pay my fees with ease” “Those who’s lives I touch know of me and are ready to work with me” “I honour my voice and my body, I create powerful videos which serve my Ideal Clients” 6)         Every morning, include in your morning ritual reading out loud these positive statements – imagine the difference they can have on your energy, your sense of fun and success! Call in these Ideal Clients who are ready to work with you!  They are waiting and willing to pay you. And as always Expect a Miracle! Have a great week – do share with me by pressing ‘reply’ how you get on with this miracluous exercise! With love Ali x