Last week I went to an educational conference in Connecticut. I was surrounded by a roomful of inspired souls who love doing work similar to the work I love doing with women. The energy in the room was indescribable. It was one of those defining moments in life when you know you’re on the right path. No way would you feel this good if you weren’t.
This was a group of highly successful people who are inspired by doing what they love. Many would do it even if they weren’t paid for it. Does that scream a brilliant message of joy and life’s purpose? Many of the women had been inspired by a life crisis, painful loss or an awakening to their own personal divine consciousness.
I am not talking woo-woo here, I mean people living their true purpose. Guess what? It doesn’t get any more empowering than that. Sadly, many people are clueless and go to work hating what they are doing and never discover what they could be great at. Fear of the unknown paralyzes them from stepping out of a lifeless but familiar routine.
You have to take chances to grow, to create, to make changes. Anything really good that helps you transform your life requires an element of risk. Being receptive to what the universe has in store for you and letting go of your will requires courage. The fear of not being good enough can hold you back. I know it did for me for many years before I discovered my true potential and purpose. I wrote a book, I stepped up and started doing lots of interviews and appearances. I became inspired to coach women and teach them to find their purpose and power.
Let me introduce you to some of the women standing around me in the photo at the top of this post. Stacey Martino decided, in a moment of gut wrenching pain and sobbing tears, to take a chance and place her trust in making a commitment to her then boyfriend, now husband, Paul. They have traveled the globe studying (becoming experts) and teaching Love and Passion Success. My mentor, Linda Joy who went from being a single welfare mom to publisher of ASPIRE magazine. Then there is the feisty Italian Sugar Free Goddess, Lisa Rosati who built an entire new successful business after the emotional lows of an abusive marriage. Oh, and she has a new hottie for a husband. Kim Turcotte left the grind of corporate data analysis to becoming an online business manager extraordinaire with people lining up for her services. They are all powerful examples of overcoming fear and following their hearts.
I am so grateful for being able to connect with these beautiful souls, to call them my friends and to follow them on a path of passion and purpose. My vision is to live in a world where all women feel appreciated, experience deep love, honor their desires and discover their purpose.
The mantra that I would like to share with you is:
“Be authentic, live joyfully and serve others”
Your life will end up being greater and more fulfilling than you ever imagined.
Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, CBS Radio, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over one hundred Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.
Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on Amazon.com.