Fire Up Your Moxie with Debra Trappen https://debratrappen.com Fire Up Your Moxie! Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:34:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.1 https://debratrappen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-Debra-Headshot-2017-Round-Transparent-32x32.png Fire Up Your Moxie with Debra Trappen https://debratrappen.com 32 32 Sharing stories, truths, and insights sprinkled with Divine Sass and Moxie to help you define and design the best version of YOU, attract your ideal connections, serve those you are meant to, and ultimately live a life that fires you up! Whether you are building a Kingdom from your couch, carpool, cubicle, or corner office - the sass and moxie delivered in this podcast will fill your soultank and inspire you to take whatever you are doing to 11!<br /> Music: www.bensound.com Debra Trappen clean Debra Trappen debra11trappen@gmail.com debra11trappen@gmail.com (Debra Trappen) 2018 Sharing stories and truths sprinkled with Divine Sass and Moxie to inspire you to design a life that fires you up! Fire Up Your Moxie with Debra Trappen http://debratrappen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Fire-Up-Your-Moxie-with-Debra-Trappen.png https://debratrappen.com Seattle, WA Bi-Weekly Moxie Chat: Beate Chelette. * Determined. Committed. Strategic. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-beate-chelette/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:11:02 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25386 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-beate-chelette/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-beate-chelette/feed/ 0 <p>  Today’s #MoxieChat guest is Beate Chelette. Beate is the Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code, a professional development company specialized in guiding organizations to an enhanced ROI through Balanced Leadership. Beate has been named one of ‘50 Must-Follow Woman Entrepreneurs’ by HuffPost....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-beate-chelette/">Moxie Chat: Beate Chelette. * Determined. Committed. Strategic.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


Today’s #MoxieChat guest is Beate Chelette.

Beate is the Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code, a professional development company specialized in guiding organizations to an enhanced ROI through Balanced Leadership. Beate has been named one of ‘50 Must-Follow Woman Entrepreneurs’ by HuffPost.

A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.

Beate supports organizations by developing and providing training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity and employee engagement.

Beate is the author of the #1 International Award Winning Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go from Overwhelmed to Awesome”!

During our chat we talk about being on the speaking circuit, her passion for helping women learn and grow through mergers and acquisitions – she is a WomanUP! Academy instructor too… and amongst the many other topics we touch – I seriously love her “male-inclusive” sass and snark. 

Don’t miss her offer at the end of the show – it is packed with ooooooodles of freebies!

Without further ado, here’s Beate.

xxoo

 


#MoxieChat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

I am successful when I see how the women I work with achieve their goals and showcase their confidence and brilliance.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why! 

Determined. Committed. Strategic.
I just don’t give up when I have my mindset on achieving something and understand how to approach something very strategic. I reverse engineer just about everything.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received? 

My father never once treated me like a woman couldn’t achieve something. I believed I was equal.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I used to compete in ballroom dancing

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself? 

Focus less on the goal and more on enjoying the moment

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build? 

Controlling my thinking so that I can utilize the power of positive thinking more.

 

7. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like? 

Sleep until 8 because I am not a morning person. Please hand me a cup of coffee and don’t speak to me for one hour. Then I want to get stuff done right away. Workout, cooking a great meal (it’s hard for me to eat out as I have a garlic allergy) followed by one-on-one time with my man, hanging out with my friends and of course mind-blowing intimacy! :D

 

8. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why? 

Simplicity – the world is so busy and so noisy and I have a tendency to overcomplicate things.

 

9: What does MOXIE mean to you?

It’s the juice baby that flows in our veins.

 

10. Do you have something launching soon? Anything special you want to talk about on the show?

Happy Woman Happy World is available.

I am writing my second book. (YAY!)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Download all of the fab goodies from Beate here:
www.TheWomensCode.com/beates-free-gifts

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about flourishing with focus.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

What I focus on flourishes.
I will center my thoughts on the highest and best for everyone around me.

Finding your focus when you are defining and refining your very best life can feel overwhelming, I get it. I battle this, too, Lioness.

It is easy to get overwhelmed by it all and think you have to magically morph into a magnificent, magnetic multitasking machine! (Wow! Say that 11 times fast!)

Let’s try something together.

1: Take a deep breath, cleansing breath.
2: Breathe out the need for senseless hustle.
(Yes, I am asking you to ditch the senseless hustle – again… two weeks in a row even!)
3: Make yourself a promise to stop multitasking and living a hurried, harried life…. In this hustle and hurried world.

Loving yourself has many luscious layers – includes slowing down, finding your focus, and serving those around you with a joyful heart. If what you focus on flourishes – why not focus on serving others joyfully?

Start this week by encouraging yourself to center your thoughts on others and focus on the best and highest for each person you encounter.

Smile at each person you meet.
Hold the door open.
Wave when someone lets you into the lane on the freeway.
Spread sparkle and joy.
Nurture your dearest relationships.
Enjoy the time you have together and serve them at your highest and best. 

Who and what are you going to focus on in the next season?

Lioness, make each choice count… and, as always, choose wisely.

xxoo,

Debra

 

 

 


 

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Moxie Chat: Valerie Alexander * A Professional Speaker Spills Her Secrets https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-valerie-alexander-2/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:11:44 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25318 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-valerie-alexander-2/#comments https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-valerie-alexander-2/feed/ 1 <p>      Hooray! This is part two of my moxie chat with Valerie Alexander. If you didn’t catch our first chat, be sure to hop on over there first, hear her full bio and our “part one” conversation. Valerie is a tech CEO, author,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-valerie-alexander-2/">Moxie Chat: Valerie Alexander * A Professional Speaker Spills Her Secrets</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

 

Hooray!

This is part two of my moxie chat with Valerie Alexander. If you didn’t catch our first chat, be sure to hop on over there first, hear her full bio and our “part one” conversation.

Valerie is a tech CEO, author, publisher, screenwriter, wife, German Shepard Mama, and – the role we will focus on today – A SPEAKER!

Pour yourself a cup of one of my dearest Lioness sister’s Intentionaliteas and settle in to listen to her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom flows on in this continuation.

During this chat, we dig into what it is like being a female on the male-dominated speaking circuit, how to pick topics, where we find business, and she slays the rapid-fire questions at the end!

Here is part 2 of my Moxie Chat with Valerie Alexander… 

Enjoy my friends!

xxoo

 

 


MOXIE CHAT Q HIGHLIGHTS:

1: When did you know you wanted to be a speaker?

2: How did you start?

3: How did you choose your first talk topic?

4: Where do you find most of your business?

5: What’s your favorite topic to present?

6: What advice do you have for women considering getting into speaking?

7: What is your dream stage?

8: What’s next for you?

 

Listen in to hear her RAPID FIRE answers! :)

Want to hire Valerie to speak at your next event?

Visit her website!

 


 

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Glitter + Gratitude – Affirmation 48 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-48/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:11:38 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25345 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-48/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-48/feed/ 0 <p>  This week’s affirmation is about glitter and gratitude.   Are you ready? Repeat after me: I breathe life into every room I enter and sprinkle gratitude and moxie-filled glitter wherever I go. I believe it is always the season to embrace an attitude of...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-48/">Glitter + Gratitude – Affirmation 48</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


This week’s affirmation is about glitter and gratitude.

 

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I breathe life into every room I enter and
sprinkle gratitude and moxie-filled glitter wherever I go.

I believe it is always the season to embrace an attitude of gratitude, but there is something special about the weeks leading up and into the Holidays.  There is a feeling in the air inspiring us to slip into our cozy slippers, sip hot cocoa or pour bolder reds in our stems, and cuddle by the fire to reflect upon all we are grateful for in our lives..

Here are three ways to help you ignite, inspire, and infuse a grateful spirit – every single day:

1. Surround Yourself With Positive Words 

What are you reading and listening to every day?  

Are you focused on only reading the news or your manic, uncontrollable social media feed?

Your feelings of gratitude are manifested in your environment. If you want to feel more focused, more passionate, and more driven, or more grateful, surround yourself with quotes, podcasts, and books that inspire those feelings.

You’re here, so you’re getting a weekly shot of moxie. 

To help get you started, you can find over a dozen of my favorite podcasts by Lionesses in our community: debratrappen.com/fave-lioness-podcasts

 

2. Be Present.

Slow down.
Enjoy each moment.
Take a DEEP BREATH.  

Ditch the senseless hustle mantras and soak in life.

Stop planning your life all the time and start living it.

Put down your phone and experience life.  Not everything needs to be recorded.

I read somewhere that when you wiggle your toes – really concentrating on scrunching them up, moving your big toe only, etc… you don’t think about anything else. 

Try it… it is an awesome way to slow your mind down and BE in the moment.

(Are you trying it right now, too?)

 

3. Say THANK YOU more often.

Lioness, gratitude is a conscious decision. 

You have to practice it consistently. 

Speak it out loud. 

Write it in a thank you note. 

Pop on Facebook and post a gratitude note on a friend’s wall.

SPREAD THANKFULNESS!

Also, take this for a spin consider switching out the tired “I’m sorry I’m late…” to
“Thank you for your grace over my tardiness.”
(That is likely what you really mean, anyway!)

 

Lioness, I would love to hear how you are sprinkling gratitude and moxie-filled glitter wherever I go.  Share this episode on your fave social channel and tag me – @debra11!

xxoo,

Debra

 


 

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Moxie Chat: Meet Sabrina Brown * Positive. Upbeat. Driven. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sabrina-brown/ Sat, 30 Nov 2019 12:11:02 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25314 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sabrina-brown/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sabrina-brown/feed/ 0 <p>    In today’s episode, I am talking with a fierce, feisty, and fabulous woman, Sabrina Brown. Sabrina has been a REALTOR for over 12 years. She currently serves as 2019 District Vice President for The Women’s Council of Realtors California and will be the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sabrina-brown/">Moxie Chat: Meet Sabrina Brown * Positive. Upbeat. Driven.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

In today’s episode, I am talking with a fierce, feisty, and fabulous woman, Sabrina Brown.

Sabrina has been a REALTOR for over 12 years. She currently serves as 2019 District Vice President for The Women’s Council of Realtors California and will be the 2020 State Treasurer! Go Sabrina!

Early in her career, she served as a mentor for new agents at one of the larger brokerages in Fresno where she discovered her passion for helping new agents to become successful Realtors. This passion led Sabrina to open Brown and Brown Real Estate, a boutique brokerage geared towards empowering and engaging newly licensed agents… and it is also one of the many reasons she is one of our WomanUP! WaveMakers, as well

In addition to her passion for helping others achieve their goals, she also loves contributing to her community and spending time with her six children and supportive husband.

During our chat we talk about her passion for real estate, her love of teaching, her affinity for something that MOST PEOPLE are scared to death of… and, of course, she shares her fabulous definition of MOXIE!

Ready to meet Sabrina?

Here we go!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

I define success as being able to do what I love to do on a daily basis with people that I enjoy working with.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Positive, Upbeat and Driven

I believe is to short to dwell on the negative.

I believe that what you put out is what the universe gives back to you.

I believe if you want something you need to make sure your actions reflect what you want to achieve.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Don’t overthink it. Just do it.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I love reptiles! (Oh my goodness – wait until you hear this story!!)

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Start sooner..Follow your dreams

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Self-care.

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

I make a difference by ensuring that their best interests are in the forefront of my business.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Moxie means being my true self and shining bright

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

My perfect day would be time with my family…handing out keys and spending time with the agents in my office planning world domination.

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Determined.

I am determined to conquer my fears, to reach my goals, form great relationships, to give back, and to grow personally and professionally!

 

Listen in to hear her RAPID FIRE answers! :)

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about how truly worthy you are!

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I am worthy of being in the room and at the table.
My voice and ideas are valuable.

I consult with magnificent leaders every single day.

Some run small, mighty companies, others lead Fortune 500’s, but they all have one thing in common. Every one of them, at some point, asks me “Was that (answer, email, video, post, etc) good enough?”

No matter who they are or what their experience has been – imposter syndrome sneaks in and they ask if their work/response was good enough.

They wonder if they worthy of being at the table or even in the room!

I ask them a series of questions (I know, shocking) to get them to answer their own questions and see their greatness.

This week, I want you to explore one of them:

Do you believe you possess the knowledge and experience you need to be at the table?

In other words, do you have the knowledge and experience you need to do the job you are doing that earned you the seat at the table where you now sit?

If you are unsure and stuck, try this:

Write out the training, education, and certifications you have earned, books you have read, podcasts you listen to, mentors you meet with to sharpen your skill, problems you have solved, people you have mentored, etc. – so you can SEE IT ALL.

It’s mind-blowing for most people. We underestimate ourselves, our knowledge, our experience, and our connections.

Remembering all you have accomplished will help you see, you EARNED your place at that table.

Yes, when you are at the table – you deserve to be at the table and most definitely in the room!

For those instances you STILL feel you lack knowledge or experience – do something about it.

Take a class.
Read books on that topic.
Listen to podcasters who highlight experts in that space.
Spend time with your mentors.
Volunteer on a board where you can pick up a new skill or meet a new mentor.

 

Today, right now, in this moment… you are worthy.

Your voice is valuable. You have earned your place at the table.

Now, kick that imposter syndrome to the curb… be bold, speak up and share your magnificent self with the others (thinking the same thing) at the table with you.

 

xxoo,
Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Deidre Woollard * Writer. Empath. Grace. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-deidre-woollard/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:11:09 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25238 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-deidre-woollard/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-deidre-woollard/feed/ 0 <p>    Today’s guest, Deidre Woollard, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom. UPDATE! Deidre has a new bio!! Deidre Woollard is the editor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool company dedicated to helping people become smarter, happier, and richer through real estate...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-deidre-woollard/">Moxie Chat: Meet Deidre Woollard * Writer. Empath. Grace.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

Today’s guest, Deidre Woollard, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom.

UPDATE! Deidre has a new bio!!

Deidre Woollard is the editor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool company dedicated to helping people become smarter, happier, and richer through real estate investing. Her background in real estate began as part of the blogging team for AOL. She later worked at Move Inc. within Realtor.com’s communications team and handled marketing and communications at top residential real estate brokerages. Real estate investing is a family tradition and she comes from a long line of landlords, renovators, and contractors currently invested from Massachusetts to California. She has an MFA in Writing from Spalding University.

 

Deidre is the co-founder of Lion & Orb, a real estate public relations company. Previously she was part of the marketing team at realtor.com, publicist at Rodeo Realty, and head of communications for Partners Trust in Los Angeles. 

To shake things up, I am adding in her Twitter Bio – don’t you love those? She describes herself with these 130 characters: Email addict, magazine aficionado, and word nerd focused on real estate and investing. RE editor at https://inside.com/real-estate

During our chat with talk about the power of empathy, PR and leveraging HARO… and she drops some serious wisdom around OWNING and BELIEVING your own story!

Are you ready to meet her? Let’s do this!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Success is about delivering the goods. Success is when I help a client achieve their public relations goals. Success is when I write an article that makes someone think or inspires them or exposes them to something they wouldn’t have found otherwise.   

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Writer — Writing is the primary way I’ve always communicated with the world
Empath — one of the reasons I like working with real estate agents is that I can connect with their energy and how hard they work to achieve their goals
Grace –(definitely not the physical kind, I’m clumsy) but a sense of moving with considered intention in life and work

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

The leader of my MFA program, author Sena Jeter Naslund always said to her students that their competition wasn’t in the room with them, it was in the library. I believe we don’t compete against each other, we compete against a standard of excellence.   

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I had a side gig as an astrologer in my 20s and still believe in the birth chart as a way to gain insights into personal development       

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Be clear about your worth and what you bring to the table.        

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Getting on the phone with people and not relying on email 

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

I help agents better define what is special about them and their listings

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Moxie is having the confidence and spirit to step outside of what is traditionally expected.  

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

My perfect day would involve a mix of both solitude and togetherness. It would include a workout, a walk in nature, a great meal with friends and my husband and time to read and write.        

  

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Confidence — I’m a warrior for clients but I’m learning to be a warrior for myself. 

 

Listen in to hear her RAPID FIRE answers! :)

 

Want to get in touch with Deidre?

LinkedIn

If you are in the Real Estate industry, be sure to join her press opps Facebook group:
facebook.com/groups/REPressOpps           
                                           

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about the importance of embracing self-care.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:
Self-care is strategic, not selfish.
I will treat myself with compassion
and prioritize time to lovingly care for myself.

 

Last week, I shared some of my amazing adventures in Minnesota with my bestie, our hubbies, and their kiddos… and how I focused on soaking it all in while we were there.

What I didn’t share what that I was beyond stressed before that trip. BIG STRESSED. The signs I needed a break were EVERYWHERE. I was having a hard time sleeping. My fuse was short. I was being a martyr… avoiding things I loved doing and working instead. The simplest of requests were irritating me. My smiles and solid advice were being replaced by obnoxious eye rolls and snappy retorts like – WHAT! (mostly inside my head, but STILL!). Even though I knew time away was so needed – I was feeling guilty about it.

Does this sound familiar?

Lioness, the cranky pants I describe during my keynote talks about firing up your moxie was staring back at me in the mirror. If it weren’t for my morning devotion time and evening yoga practice – I am sure there would have been heads rolling somewhere!

While away, I was still fighting thoughts like: I am falling short, letting someone down, taking too much time away, or a spicy combo of the myriad of other thoughts that resemble these. They came and went quickly, but the sting of each thought lingered. That part really irritated me. My brilliant, bold brain knew I needed the time away, so why couldn’t the rest of me simply fall in line and enjoy each moment? My self-talk was filled with –> I KNOW BETTER.

Half-way through my trip, I was sitting by the fireplace, sipping a mug of hot cider, when that Still Small Voice whispered in my ear. These are the words I scribbled down in that very moment:

It’s time to embrace self-care.
(I admit that there may have been a tiny eye roll as I wrote this out…lol)
You are worthy.
You do enough, more than enough.
(at this point, I was a puddle of tears and tissues)
Take a moment and breathe deeply.
Close your eyes.
Smile as your fiery breath flows through your body.
REVEL IN THIS MOMENT.
Fiercely focus on right now.
Tomorrow is not yours to worry about, today is yours to LIVE.

That last line struck me.

It is so beautifully Biblical… Matthew 6:34 has been telling me to “let tomorrow worry about itself” my ENTIRE LIFE. At that moment, I finally let it go. I felt a shift inside me that created true space for reveling in the moments and enjoying my quiet time ahead – like never before.

I know there is more to learn about truly slowing down and sweetly serving myself. As I look through all of the photos I snapped during this adventure it is clear this trip truly helped me level UP those skills and for that I am eternally grateful.

Today, my heart’s desire is to encourage you to embrace your downtime.
Regardless of if it is 5 minutes, 5 days, or 5 weeks.

Revel in each moment. Soak it in.

My dearest, YOU are in control of how full or empty your tank is and when it is refilled.
Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you, to buy the plane ticket, to say YES, I’ll join you… DO IT, now.

Want to fire up your soultank time?
Weave in experiences you will never forget to remind you of the JOY you feel when you fill your own soultank – like me…

I PAINTED PUMPKINS.
I ATE ICE CREAM WITH MY GRAMMY.
I WALKED A LLAMA.

Now, it’s your turn, Lioness.

xxoo,
Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Alissa Harper * Driven. Adventurous. Caring. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-alissa-harper/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:11:00 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25211 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-alissa-harper/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-alissa-harper/feed/ 0 <p>    Today’s guest, Alissa Harper, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom with you. Let me tell you a bit about her: Alissa is a real estate tech industry vet with over 15 years’ experience, including 3 acquisitions, at some of...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-alissa-harper/">Moxie Chat: Meet Alissa Harper * Driven. Adventurous. Caring.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

Today’s guest, Alissa Harper, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom with you.

Let me tell you a bit about her:

Alissa is a real estate tech industry vet with over 15 years’ experience, including 3 acquisitions, at some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the space. With roots in residential real estate and a passion for driving growth through strategic partnerships, Alissa has helped create and execute enterprise deals with the nation’s largest brokers and franchise brands at companies like: RealtyGenerator, Market Leader, Trulia and Zillow Group.

Alissa currently serves as SVP, Strategic Growth at Inside Real Estate.

(This is a NEW ROLE since we recorded our chat… congrats, Alissa!)

Things she loves? Being outdoors in nature, horseback riding, sharing quality time with her loved ones, and making a positive impact on someone’s day.

I loved our conversation about bringing more women and diverse voices to our stages and leadership tables in the real estate industry!

Without further ado, here’s Alissa!

 

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Success to me is living a BIG, FULL, MEANINGFUL life.
It means being able to take care of my family.
Pushing boundaries in my career.
Having the freedom to see and experience as much of this beautiful world as possible.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Driven – I have ambitious goals in life and feel the most true to myself when I’m actively making strides forward towards achieving them.

Adventurous – Part of success to me is living a BIG and full life so I am always open and eager to try new things (food, travel, experiences, etc)

Caring – One of my favorite quotes is “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Choosing compassion, choosing to help people even when they may not deserve it – that’s incredibly important to me.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Don’t take anything personally. Peoples views and opinions of you are more about them than you – and really none of your business :)

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I was a total tomboy growing up!

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

To be more intentional about my time – it goes by fast!

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Consistency in my morning routine (reading, meditating, exercising).

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

By making sh*t happen :) I’m pretty relentless in identifying big picture opportunities and then putting in the work to bring them to life.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Courage. Courage to be authentically and unapologetically YOU!

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Being outdoors in nature.

Horseback riding.

Quality time with my loved ones.

Making a positive impact on someones day.

Conquering a new milestone in my business.

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Gratitude. Looking at the world through a lens of gratitude puts everything in perspective and opens you up to new opportunities you may not have seen.

 

Listen in to hear her RAPID FIRE answers! :)

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about living in the moment.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I am going to seize and savor each and every experience today.
I am worthy of magnificent moments!

 

Are you living in the moment or planning out the next one?
Are you experiencing your sacred moments or capturing and editing them on your phone?

Lioness, you know a major part of my purpose is to remind you to care for yourself, to take time and slow down… Confession – I still find it painful to step away sometimes, too.

The struggle is REAL. However, as I grow older, I have learned to stop listening to those voices (sooner) and BOOK IT – whether it is a mani/pedi date or vacation with my hubby, besties, or both!

I was thinking back over the last couple of years and reminded of one of my favorite trips – of all time. The trip was to visit some of our best friends who had moved to Minnesota. Drew was able to join me on this adventure and it included some amazing, soultank-filling moments… we intentionally created and took to 11!

First, I walked a llama (yes, a LLAMA, named Mizz Alaska!), painted pumpkins, rescued bugs from imminent death, built a fort, watched countless episodes of Fancy Nancy and introduced my dear, divine God-nieces to The Neverending Story! I enjoyed a Dairy Queen cone in 35° weather while driving through my family’s farm country with my Grammy and amazing hubby, nibbled homemade pumpkin bread paired with delish coffee and magnificent conversation, saw my Minnesota childhood home, enjoyed a candlelight dinner with live violin music (thank you, Miss Elie!), kissed boo-boos, raked LOTS leaves, bought and wrangled unicorns, brought home fairies, covered eyes during the scary parts of movies, introduced my awesome brother and incredible niece to framily, and so sooooo much more.

I took photos and waited until I got home to go through them, edit them, and post them.

I soaked it all it.  Every single second possible.

What moments or experiences are on your calendar that you are looking forward to? Make yourself a note – put it on your calendar – to BE PRESENT there.  Snap a few pix for posterity and then soak each divine moment in, my friend.

You will be so very happy you did.

Next week, I will share more about this adventure and another moxie-filled moment I experienced! 

xxoo,
Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Sandra Miller * Driven. Competitive. Successful. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sandra-miller/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:11:28 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25151 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sandra-miller/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sandra-miller/feed/ 0 <p>  Today’s guest, Sandra Miller, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom. Let me tell you a bit about Sandra: Sandra is the principal broker leading Engel & Völkers’ thriving Santa Monica shop, which was the first Engel & Völkers shop to...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-sandra-miller/">Moxie Chat: Meet Sandra Miller * Driven. Competitive. Successful.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


Today’s guest, Sandra Miller, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom.

Let me tell you a bit about Sandra:

Sandra is the principal broker leading Engel & Völkers’ thriving Santa Monica shop, which was the first Engel & Völkers shop to open in California. With numerous prestigious real estate awards and accolades to her name, Sandra is also notably one of only a small number of Engel & Völkers brokers to achieve a Private Office Advisor designation.

Sandra’s success is due in part to her years in the corporate realm prior to moving into real estate. That serves her particularly well for the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles marketplace, where residential real estate demands keen negotiating and decision-making skills.  In short, she is magnificent.

Sandra and I met through the WomanUP!® movement.

She was a speaker in 2018… our first sponsor for 2019… and volunteered to be a WaveMaker this year!

We talk about her love of travel, she introduced me to Hoptomists (I AM IN LOVE!), podcast hacks, the art of active listening, and so much more!

Without further ado – here’s Sandra!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Success to me is about living my life in service of others and having absolutely no monetary concerns ever.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Driven. Competitive. Successful.
I was born this way.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Failure is not an option.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I was a semi-pro, inline speed skater!  (Whaaaaaattttt?!?!)

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Leave corporate sales and go into Real Estate sooner!

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

I have really good habits – the one thing iIneed to improve on is networking with meaning.

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

By being their first resource for anything house related they need.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Going after what you want!

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Wow – loaded question!
Work wise, my perfect day is putting deals together or getting a referral from a past client. Personally, the perfect day for me is wandering around a foreign city experiencing a different culture.

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Happiness- because I haven’t been enjoying the process as much as I should, so I am focusing on being happy.

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about embracing confidence as our superpower.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

Self-confidence is a superpower I strengthen every day.
When I believe in myself, magic happens.

 

This week, there are two things I want to focus on with you.

1: Believe that you matter in the lives of others.

When you believe in yourself, you start to see your actions in many different ways and from different vantage points.

I want to encourage you to take a moment to recognize how your efforts impact others in a positive way. This will help to remind you of how important you are to your community and boost your self-confidence to superhero levels!

Need help? Try this:

Hop onto LinkedIn or your FB Biz page and read the reviews and recommendations from others… click over to your “praise page” on your website where you host notes from your raving fans.  Don’t have any of these sites or pages yet… Call your Mama, your bestie, your partner – and let them speak life into you right now. Sit there and listen to them.

Soak it in.

 

2: Take action towards your goals every single day. 

Are you feeling filled with fear about failing or not accomplishing your goals?
Is your self-talk filled with more “what ifs” than “even ifs”?

Friend, I encourage you to let your fear fuel you UP and into action!

The progressive power of each success is so often underestimated. Society tells us we must want and seek instant gratification to be happy and tries to convince us that it is only when we accomplish the end goal that we can feel that way.  Stopping to relax and revel along the path is labeled lazy or considered a distraction from your legacy. We must hustle to be worthy. Womp womp.

Try this instead:

Choose a small activity you have been putting off – maybe it is calling a potential new client that was referred to you or unpacking from your last business trip.

Now, do it. Yes, do it NOW. Want to push pause and check it off your list? Go for it… I will be here when you get back!

If you are feeling unmotivated, try the Mel Robbin’s 5-Second Rule that I shared about back in Moxie Affirmation 28 and 5-4-3-2-1 yourself to taking action.

Then what?

Choose another item on that “to do” list and do it right away or take it slowly and try another one tomorrow… and the next day…. and the next. The most important part of the process is to build up to the bigger, hairier, more audacious actions and goals as you go!

Building your self-confidence one step, one action at a time!

Now, go out and slay your fears and tame your to-do list, Lioness.

xxoo,
Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Kelly Resendez * Wise. Conscious. Alive. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kelly-resendez/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 11:11:25 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25121 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kelly-resendez/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kelly-resendez/feed/ 0 <p>    In today’s episode, I am talking with a fierce, fiery, fantastic Lioness – Kelly Resendez! Kelly has more than 20 years of professional growth and success in the mortgage industry. A top-producing mortgage originator and loan consultant for the likes of Washington Mutual...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kelly-resendez/">Moxie Chat: Meet Kelly Resendez * Wise. Conscious. Alive.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

In today’s episode, I am talking with a fierce, fiery, fantastic Lioness – Kelly Resendez!

Kelly has more than 20 years of professional growth and success in the mortgage industry. A top-producing mortgage originator and loan consultant for the likes of Washington Mutual and Wells Fargo; she now serves as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Paramount Partners Group, a residential mortgage lending company.

She is also the Founder of BigVoices Rise where she is a speaker and author.

Kelly focuses daily on creating more joy and becoming the best person she can be. 

Are you ready to meet Kelly?

Let’s do this!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Success is impacting the lives of others by helping them increase joy regardless of any suffering they are going through.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST.

Wise. Conscious. Alive.

(Listen in to our chat to hear WHY she chose each one…)

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

That learning is the most essential ingredient to live a full life.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

That I live a completely balanced life.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Nothing…one core belief that I stay true to is that life happens for you.

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Bringing my lunch.

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

I help them identify self-sabotage and overthinking patterns so they can break through and actualize their potential.  

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

That you are fired up about life and feel alive every day you wake up.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

I would have tea, do my morning rituals and write. Then spend the day with my kids doing something adventurous like deep sea fishing. I would be on the water or looking at the water.

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? 

Unleashed
(Listen in to hear WHY!)

 

 


Grab a copy of her book on Amazon!

 

Visit her website to learn more about this divine Lioness:
bigvoicesrise.com

 

Connect with Kelly:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter


 

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This week’s affirmation is about taking the sacred time to celebrate your successes.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I will take time to recognize my achievements.

I will learn from, celebrate and honor my divine successes and failures.

In order to learn from your successes and failures – you have to know what your successes look like!  It helps you recognize when you are slaying and when you are learning how not to do it. *wink*.

Let’s take a moment and talk about the concept of defining your own success.

Do you know what success means to YOU?  In this season?

What it will LOOK like?

How will it make you FEEL?

Consider these two thoughts: 

First, if you don’t define what it means to you, the definitions the world sets will become yours.

If you are not careful and focused on your own definition of success, the media’s idea of the perfect body, a praise-worthy title or position, the ultimate number in your bank account, etc will become your definition.

Second, you are able to truly support other people’s successes without feeling less than or in competition with them! 

When you are fuzzy about your own success, everyone else’s achievements start to look like they “might be” or “should be” YOURS. This plants seed of comparison and competition inside of you.

To help you combat this, I encourage you to write out as many statement starting with these two prompts:

1: I am successful when ______________________.

2: I will feel successful when ______________________. 


This is a fun exercise.  Once you have stated what YOUR SUCCESS looks like and will look like, take time every day to review where you were able to honor these statements.

 

Now, let’s talk about failure.

Who was it that decided failure is a negative thing and took your power to see it as a positive?

A teacher? A parent? A friend?

We all have that person and most of us have been that person.

It really isn’t until recently that our society has started to jump on the EMBRACE FAILURES train.

Let’s face it – most of us need to do something more than once to get it right.  

Helllooooooo!  

Not doing something perfectly on the first try is PART OF LIFE.   

I am betting it took you several tries before you learned to tie your shoes.  What if you let this fundamental lesson elude you because you didn’t master “the bunny ears”, “magic fingers” or the “circle technique”  the first time?  

Looking at failure negatively sets you up for a life of many more negative moments than positive.

Remember, by definition, learning requires not knowing something.  Start seeing your failures as beacons leading to a learning opportunity; signals that a new mentor is waiting for you; and experiences that get you closer to success!

Rejoice that when you are doing and reaching and dreaming – failure is fabulously inevitable. 

Start seeing failure as God’s way of helping us gently see we are going the wrong way.

Lioness, let’s make it more FUN to fail… and always be focused on failing forward.

xxoo,

Debra

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This week’s affirmation is about being your truest self.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I will never influence the world by being exactly like it.

Today, I choose to shine my light and share my sassy, signature self.

 

One of the biggest buzz words of this decade has been AUTHENTICITY.

Simply put – being your truest self.

However, the thought of letting the world see the REAL YOU can be paralyzing for so many of us. The media has managed to paint an unachievable picture of  “the perfect life”. Those social media highlight reels send us into a tizzy!

So, how do we embrace our own authentic self?

Brené Brown says it like this: “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we actually are.” 

Choosing it means:

  • defining and protecting boundaries
  • embracing imperfection
  • being bravely vulnerable 

Here are some questions to ask yourself this week:

  1. What am I afraid would happen if I shared my feelings or opinions right now?
  2. How will I feel if I don’t share what I’m thinking and feeling?
  3. Am I ok with accepting this feeling for myself and my life?

Enjoy this process, my friend.

I am here if you need me.

xxoo,

Debra

 

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Moxie Chat: Meet Molly McKinley * Devoted. Spiritual. Balanced. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-molly-mckinley/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:11:42 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25035 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-molly-mckinley/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-molly-mckinley/feed/ 0 <p>    Today’s guest is Molly McKinley, CEO, of Intentionaliteas! Molly has been on the show before, so you probably recognize her name. However, CEO was not her title last time we chatted on the show. SO MUCH has happened since then. However, the core...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-molly-mckinley/">Moxie Chat: Meet Molly McKinley * Devoted. Spiritual. Balanced.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

Today’s guest is Molly McKinley, CEO, of Intentionaliteas!

Molly has been on the show before, so you probably recognize her name. However, CEO was not her title last time we chatted on the show. SO MUCH has happened since then.

However, the core of who SHE is remains the same:

Molly is an expert at connecting the dots. A serial entrepreneur, public relations maven, and integrated marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience launching new products and brands. Her passion lies in finding hidden connections between people and experiences and helping to amplify those relationships to drive success. She counts Adobe, Adwerx, First, Happikins, IBM, Luckybug and Wake Radiology among her past projects. Her fluency in design, as well as technology, puts her in a sweet spot, but she remains driven by the insatiable desire to deliver remarkable customer experiences. 

In 2017, she was named an Inman Influencer, was identified as the Top 100 Influencers in Real Estate, and was recently chosen to participate in the NC Idea Labs program.

During our chat, we talk about her cross over into full-time entrepreneur, the margin she has created to reconnect with what matters most to her, and we tease a bit about how we are cooking up some fun collaborative projects together!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

During our chat, we review what has changed since her last visit to the Fire Up! Studio… including:

   ~ Leaving Corporate America 

   ~ Starting to teach yoga to teens again

   ~ Starting a passion project podcast “Afternoon Tea”

   ~ Launching her new company – Intentionaliteas

Don’t miss her sharing her tea ritual with a mortar and pestle!

 

 

We also talk through these questions:

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Listen in to hear how Molly defines success – in this season!

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Her words changed from her last visit to:

Devoted. Spiritual. Balanced.
Listen in to hear her WHY behind each word!

 

3. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Fearlessness

We also talk about how she is vision casting a new workshop and programs around INTENTIONAL BUSINESS!

 

 

 

 


 

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    Today’s guest is Molly McKinley, CEO, of Intentionaliteas! Molly has been on the show before, so you probably recognize her name. However, CEO was not her title last time we chatted on the show. SO MUCH has happened since then. However, the core...     Today’s guest is Molly McKinley, CEO, of Intentionaliteas! Molly has been on the show before, so you probably recognize her name. However, CEO was not her title last time we chatted on the show. SO MUCH has happened since then. However, the core... Debra Trappen clean 51:47
You Have More Than Enough – Affirmation 41 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-41/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:11:28 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25070 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-41/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-41/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-41/">You Have More Than Enough – Affirmation 41</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

This week’s affirmation is about the power of your brilliant, bold, beautiful thoughts.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I always have more than enough.

Blessings flow into and through me.

Lioness, your mind is powerful.

Each decision you make, the opinions and images you have created about yourself, every action you take – it all starts in your brilliant, bold, beautiful mind.

A negative mindset will prevent you from being the very best you can be.  You know this… that is why you are reading this, why you received these weekly affirmations, and why you lovingly share them with the people in your community.

This week, I want you to ask yourself a few questions:

1: Do I believe I have all I need – in this season?

2: Do I embrace an abundance mindset?

3: Am I thankful for what I have?

If you are shouting out a confident YES to each of these questions – celebrate!
Do a happy dance.
You are on the right path!

Blessings are likely already freely flowing into and through you.

If you are not feeling it yet, shake off the shame and get started making a change.
I encourage you to spend some time with yourself to shift your mindset and perspective on life.
Take out a piece of paper or open a notetaking app and start writing a list of your blessings.

Focus on your blessings. 

Focus on what you HAVE, not what you don’t have.

Change your mindset. 

Change your life.

Go after your week, Lioness.

xxoo,

Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Kerstin O’Shields * Powerful. Dynamic. Impactful. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kerstin-oshields/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:11:07 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25020 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kerstin-oshields/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kerstin-oshields/feed/ 0 <p>    I am fired up to introduce you to Kerstin O’Shields!   With 25 years of training and performing in theater and opera, Kerstin has acquired an in-depth knowledge of all levels of communication. Kerstin brings her unique skills, talents, and understanding of non-verbal communication...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-kerstin-oshields/">Moxie Chat: Meet Kerstin O’Shields * Powerful. Dynamic. Impactful.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

I am fired up to introduce you to Kerstin O’Shields!

 

With 25 years of training and performing in theater and opera, Kerstin has acquired an in-depth knowledge of all levels of communication. Kerstin brings her unique skills, talents, and understanding of non-verbal communication to life. She is the CEO and Founder of the Body Language Strategy System – a training program for learning to communicate leadership and executive presence through enhanced body language and expression, messaging, and leadership skills. Kerstin works with international speakers, bestselling authors, real estate professionals, and business executives in Fortune 500 companies.  She speaks and trains nationally on Body Language Strategy for Business and has performed keynote speeches and workshops for organizations such as Google, eBay, National Women’s Council of Realtors, and the Miss Washington Program.

 

During our chat, we talk about Joy Meters, emotional woobies, and our mutual dislike of profile photos in which people are closing themselves off by crossing their arms.  (lol)

 

She has created a special promo for the community to access her Body Language Strategy Online course at a discount. You can access that here: kerstinoshields.com/body-language-strategy 

Use this moxielicious code:

 

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

I feel and am successful when I see my clients go from feeling unsure or frustrated in their abilities to communicate and lead for themselves and others in their business to stepping to their greatness as a leader in every way that creates a positive impact for everyone they work with, both inside and outside of their business, by using an enhanced executive presence in their communication that shines out their abilities and influence that results in up-leveling their business brand, bottom line, and truly makes a difference in this world.

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Powerful, Dynamic, and Impactful – I feel these three words describe me because I live and coach through the mantra of approaching life through Grace and Strength.  I believe when you live in this way you naturally have the ability to attract and create powerful circumstances that can help to make a difference in other peoples lives.

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I have ever received was from my Grandma.  She told me to always bring your happiness with you everywhere you go.

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I am a salsa dancer.  I love to dance and on the dance floor is my happy place!

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Don’t wait to step into your Greater Self…This time is now to do it!

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

I am a life long learner and like to find ways to make things more streamlined.  I am always open to learning more things, especially when it comes to running my business.  I actively work to create systems to help my business and life run more efficiently.

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

One of the biggest differences I make for my clients is to help them discover who their Greater Self is and how to actively live in that.

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Moxie means bringing your fun and dynamic self to every moment in life.

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Being back on a Dinsey cruise on Castaway Cay with my kids, watching them enjoying swimming in the beautiful blue ocean while I sit on the beach with my honey and my friends drinking a lovely cocktail with an umbrella in it, feeling the breeze on my face and the warm sun on my skin.

10. What are your daily mindfulness practices?

Affirmations, Prayer, Exercise

11. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Grace – Life automatically turns out better when you bring grace to the table for others and most importantly for yourself.

Do you have a new book, product, or service launching soon? 

Yes!

Body Language Strategy Online course with video and written exercise for the Four Pillars of Leadership: Confidence, Competence, Trust, and Approachability

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Are You In The Wrong Lane? – Affirmation 40 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-40/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:11:02 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25031 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-40/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-40/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-40/">Are You In The Wrong Lane? – Affirmation 40</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

This week’s affirmation is about finding your own lane and rocking out your purpose in it!

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

 

I confidently choose my own lane

and focus on living my purpose out loud.

 

Lioness, I know you have a desire to define your best self and live your best life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms. I am so grateful you are sharing this time with me today.  

When I think about the term “finding your lane”, I connect it to “uncovering your purpose”. Have you uncovered yours? Let’s start there this week. I have 6 sassy questions to help guide you:

1: What conversations set my soul on fire?

2: What activities do I get passionately lost in… and lose track of time?

3: What is my unique talent?  What does my community typically ask me for help doing, getting through, experiencing, etc?

4: If I could only share/teach one message to one group of people… what would my message be and who would those people be?

5: What comes SO NATURALLY to me that I believe everyone else “does it, too”?

6: What are my top 11 Core Values?

(If you haven’t defined your values yet, download my FREE core values exercise debratrappen.com/valuesexercise)

Now, don’t rush through these questions AND at the same tie – try not spend too much time laboring over them!

Trust yourself.  

Write down the answers that immediately come to mind.

Ultimately, confidently choosing your own lane IS what living your life with purpose is helping you do.. Defining and embracing your reason for being on the planet will allow you to truly focus on things that matter most… and ditch the senseless hustle created by those decisions you would have made that were out of alignment with your values and purpose.

One of the most exciting parts of this moxie-filled process is that you may not even realize how close you are to living your purpose OUT LOUD.  So, before you go for a full “reinvention”, stop and shift your paradigm when you look at what you are doing now. If you are not on the ideal career path, you may be able to find greater purpose through how you do what you do right now, experience great meaning in and from it, and pour your greatness into your world as you look for your next step!

My dear Lioness, I am so excited for you and the journey you are embarking on…

Smile, you are about to give yourself an amazing gift!

xxoo,

Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Natalie Pyles * Friendship. Steadiness. Faith. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-natalie-pyles/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:11:17 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24960 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-natalie-pyles/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-natalie-pyles/feed/ 0 <p>  I am fired up to introduce you to, Natalie Pyles. Natalie is a Producer and Sound Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah who loves to create awesome podcasts! She graduated from Brigham Young University. Natalie excelled in academics and still seeks to learn every...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-natalie-pyles/">Moxie Chat: Meet Natalie Pyles * Friendship. Steadiness. Faith.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


I am fired up to introduce you to, Natalie Pyles.

Natalie is a Producer and Sound Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah who loves to create awesome podcasts!

She graduated from Brigham Young University. Natalie excelled in academics and still seeks to learn every day.

Natalie has been a volunteer teacher in schools in Guatemala and Mexico. She became a Middle School Spanish Teacher, which she loved until she hung up her dry-erase marker to focus on taking care of the sweetest kids ever. Both of her children were born needing multiple surgeries so managing their health care has been one of her great life challenges. She’s learned not to take health or family for granted.

Natalie loves to plan vacations (but not necessarily go on vacations,) play catch, read all the books, eat foods that contain butter, go hiking, take pictures of rainbows, make up alternative captions for picture books to make her kids laugh, clean in real life, and edit podcasts, which she considers cleaning in virtual life.

During this chat, Natalie and I talk about everything from the importance of friendship and faith to the advice from the amazing women in our lives!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

 

For me to feel successful I have to get everything done on my list, and something extra, and stay calm during the process. It’s not the most enlightened answer, because it’s not always possible, but I’m really happy when I do that.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST!

 

Friendship.  

Steadiness. 

Faith.

 

Listen in to hear WHY she chose these words. Natalie’s answers touched my soul! 

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

 

Be the change. I have a reformer’s nature and a critical eye, so this advice has helped me turn those traits into a positive thing where I myself am doing what I want to see more of.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

 

I worry a lot about efficiency, conservation, and logistics. I act easy going and keep these thoughts to myself because they would drive my friends and family crazy.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

 

11 years ago would send me back to the year my first baby was born. I would definitely tell myself to learn how to delegate. Since I enjoy hard work I took on a lot of things and in hindsight I wish I would have “shared” more. Don’t miss what she shares during her rapid fire segment… 

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

 

I want to get in the habit of taking the time to plan what I’m going to say before I speak so that I can be more articulate and also more kind.

 

7. If you could share a meal with ANY 3 people, who would they be and why?

 

This answer is going to give away my major love of religion, history and girl time: Mary, Joan of Arc and Eve.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

 

I have an 8-year-old daughter who is both feisty and adorable. She’s an unstoppable force, a fighter, ambitious, creative, fun, and strong-willed. So, I’m currently raising moxie. She’s The Boss, in the best possible way, but we don’t use the word bossy in our house because she’s amazing.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

 

My perfect day would be very productive. My husband and I would take turns picking the music and we would clean and organize our house, yard, and garage, and then watch a movie and cuddle with our kids.

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

 

Influence. My purpose this year is to learn how to mold, inspire and have a positive impact on the people in my world, rather than telling, reminding and prodding them.

 

 

11. Do you have something launching soon? Anything special you want to talk about on the show?

 

Reach out to Natalie via e-mail at natapyles@gmail.com to chat about podcast production!

 

 

 

 

 


 

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pssst… Are You Awake? – Affirmation 39 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-39/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:11:19 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=25025 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-39/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-39/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-39/">pssst… Are You Awake? – Affirmation 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

This week’s affirmation is about being present – right here, right now..

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I am awake and present in this moment.

My past does not have the power to define my future.

 

It is true that most of your current situation is the result of your past actions, choices and experiences – the fabulous and “not so helpful” ones.. 

The great news is that your future is determined by how you act in the present moment. In other words, your past does not have to define you or your future.  It only shows you the path you have already walked. You get to choose how you move forward. 

You can choose to do yourself a great injustice and allow past failures to limit your possibility for a future filled with divine successes or you can choose to focus on the strength and determination it took to persist even amidst the harsh and unfair circumstances you experienced.

Regardless, you choose. 

Starting today – choose wisely, Lioness.

Learn from your past.

Choose to see the future challenges as preparation to reach new levels of opportunity and growth.

Step up and courageously learn the lessons that prepare you as you move forward into your bright, bold future… a little wiser and more confident that yesterday!

xxoo,

Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Karen Rae * Energetic. Positive. Smile! https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-karen-rae/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:11:20 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24875 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-karen-rae/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-karen-rae/feed/ 0 <p>  It’s time for another magnificent Moxie Chat! The mission of this series is to shine a light on the stories of divine, brilliant leaders taking risks, pushing through challenges, and living their best life out loud, on purpose and on their own terms… If you...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-karen-rae/">Moxie Chat: Meet Karen Rae * Energetic. Positive. Smile!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


It’s time for another magnificent Moxie ChatThe mission of this series is to shine a light on the stories of divine, brilliant leaders taking risks, pushing through challenges, and living their best life out loud, on purpose and on their own terms… If you are ready to learn and laugh together- you are in the right place at the right time!

Are you ready lean in and learn from a courageous, gracious, tenacious and vivacious Lioness? Grab your favorite beverage and let’s do this.


 

Karen Rae is an experienced producer who is waving her magic wand working in the online media space!

She is skilled in Film, Public Speaking, Hosting a WebTV Show, Event Planning, and all things that empower WOMEN to step into living their FAVE LIFESTYLE

Lionesses, you are going to love Karen’s vibe and passion for women living their best life – together!  

 

 

 


 

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

Knowing that what I am doing is helping others to be their best version of themselves!      

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Energetic, I am blessed to have a lot of energy to keep going, creating,. 

Positive, I love looking at the positive of life. 

Smile, I love smiling!
 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

You have the gift of opportunity!

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I lived in Sweden after high school.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Ask questions, You do not need to be perfect and to remember to live in the moment.      

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Develop decisive standards so my communication and boundaries are clear. 

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

Share their message and allow their greatness to shine!

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Determination with a little sass.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Spending time with my kids, creating, learning uplifting each other’s dreams and goals!!      

 

10. What are your daily practices?

Affirmations, Prayer, Exercise              

 

11. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Freedom – I am starting my new beautiful life! 

 


 

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Fave Lifestyles is a women’s group focused on bringing people together to share the things we love. We showcase our favorite people, places and things at event settings and film live for our women’s talk show, Fave Lifestyles.

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This week’s affirmation is about serving others -generously and joyfully..

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I am bursting with energy and overflowing with joy.
My light will illuminate and inspire others around me!

We’ve talked about this before and it’s important to mention again. If you are not feeling like you are bursting with energy or overflowing with joy – even after you say this out loud – that’s ok.

It important to be REAL and honest with yourself.

If you want more energy, here are 6 ways to give yourself a boost and fill your soultank with JOY:

 

1: Acqua. Agua. Voda. Ama. Eau. Wai. Mizu. Pi. Vann. Apa. Pape. Amanzi. 

No matter the language – water is an excellent way to keep sluggishness away. The struggle with dehydration is REAL. It leaves you feeling drained and fatigued. If you’re feeling thirsty you’ve waited too long and are already dehydrated… Get ahead of your thirst and grab a glass of pure joy every few hours.

I take my water to 11 by adding in delicious flavors like: basil, rosemary, peppermint, cucumber, lemon, lime, fresh berries, watermelon… whatever is in the fridge or garden that looks yummy! I also add in sparkling water (I love my soda stream!) to give it an extra kick that helps wake up the taste buds, too! Serve yourself in a fun Kerr jar, a sassy stemmed glass, or whatever your smile-infusing, fave cup is… ooooooh!! Add in a fun straw (I love my custom, reusable glass straw created by local artisans! Check them out here. https://www.drinkingstraws.glass) and sip away!

What do you put in your water?

 

2: Cinnamon or Peppermint!

For some, a quick sniff of the sassy scented spice cinnamon reduces fatigue and adds a zing to their step. I love the taste of cinnamon in my coffee and brownies – alas, after a decade of working in cosmetics during the holidays and zhoozhing displays of The Scent Of Christmas by Aromatique(a heavy cinnamon scent) – I don’t enjoy sniffing it.

If you are not a cinnamon sniffing gal like me, peppermint is an excellent go to pick me up. I especially love to use it before business calls or stepping on stage.

If you add essential oils to your water – beware of drinking too much peppermint. If you suffer from heartburn due to GERD, drinking peppermint can actually relax the sphincter muscle which closes off the stomach from the esophagus. This can cause stomach acid to pour back into the esophagus and make heartburn or GERD worse. And THAT won’t put a spring in your step!

If you have a scent that boosts your energy – hit reply and share it with me!

 

3: Shake Your Booty… or at least get it vertical!

Exercise is a natural energy booster. Moving throughout the day, even if you can spare only 11 minutes at a time, will help elevate and moderate your energy levels.

Can’t get outside?

  • Walk around the kitchen island when you’re on the phone. (Bonus: clarity and creativity abound when you walk and talk)
  • Choose the bathroom farthest away from your office and take the stairs to get there.
  • Grab a hairbrush, crank up your favorite tunes, and sing along while shaking your tooooooosh.
  • Stand at your desk or move to the kitchen counter so you can stand at home!  I use a ladder in my Fire Up! Studio and it has all sorts of options for standing and sitting – hooray!

 

4: Let the Sun power you up!

Yesssssss, Lioness! Get outside to stand in and soak up the sunshine. If the sun prefers to hide above the clouds like it does here in Seattle – pop a Vitamin D3, open the front door, and step outside for some fresh air.

They also have nifty lights that mimic the sun for those who fight SAD! Have you tried these?

 

5: Start your day with Yoga Sun Salutations.

Sun Salutations are a great way to energize your mind and body first thing in the morning. They improve blood circulation, purify your blood, strengthen the physical body, help remove energy blockages through intentional breathing.

Read more on them here.

 

6: Lean on your Lioness Pride!

You’ve heard it here and beyond – many times. Who you surround yourself with MATTERS.

When you choose to hang out with upbeat friends, their positive attitude and joy-filled energy are contagious.

If you choose to constantly surround yourself with negative people – you can expect a constant energy drain.

Yes, it is your choice.

Go forth and choose wisely, Lioness.

xxoo,

Debra

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Today’s divine guest, Portia Allen, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom. Let me share a bit about her:

Portia LOVES Jesus and people. She is a “happy to be” extrovert who thrives on being with others. 

She often uses the phrase: “You’re my friend and I love you!”

Portia is married to the love of her life, Clinton Allen. They have three amazing BOYS and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Yes, my home state!) I love how she adds, “there is way more to this state than the cold.” Amen, sister – AMEN!

Portia has been in ministry for 9 years and leads alongside her husband Clinton at River Valley Church in Minnesota under their lead Pastors Rob & Becca Ketterling. She has had the opportunity to speak in Minnesota and across the country and is passionate about uplifting and empowering women.

Her goal as a friend is to cheer you on into what God has created you to be and remind you of the truth we so often forget…God is absolutely FOR YOU because he LOVES YOU.

 

During this chat, we talk about FAITH, how people give her LIFE, the Sparkle Conference where we met through our friend Cill, and the exciting new project she is involved in – She Speaks Stories podcast!

 


Moxie Chat Highlights:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?  

Success to me looks like the people I’m around being encouraged either by something I have done or said(small or big). It also feels like my heart at peace regardless of my circumstances.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!    

People– I LOVE them!

Smile– Triggered by seeing other people and it’s a pretty big one. ;-)

Passionate– Whether its something I enjoy doing, people in my life, or something in need of justice, I’m ALL IN.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

When trying to make a decision, if you do not have an absolute directive from God and it doesn’t contradict his word, make a choice with confidence knowing God is with you.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I enjoy having time alone.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Ask for help when you need it.

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Memorizing Scripture WITH references.

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

Hearing them and reminding them the truth of their situation through the filter of God’s word, even if I don’t tell them, “This is what the Bible says.”

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?     

Class with a healthy dose of sass. Carrying yourself with confidence with the ability to show up for others, especially when they are unable to do it for themselves.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?   

A perfect day for me would begin with the following:

  *Wake up to a clean house at least an hour before my kids are awake :-)

  *A leisure quiet time with coffee and the Lord

  *A clear schedule

  *A sunny day

  *Breakfast/Lunch with my Hubs

  *Family dinner and a movie

 

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Trust- I am walking into new spaces both in my career and family life, so there are places of uncertainty. When I feel uncertain or anxious, I remind myself to CHOOSE to trust.

 

11. Do you have a new book, product, or service launching soon?

I would love to write a book someday.

I am a NEW HOST on the She Speaks Stories Podcast. My first episode will launch soon and I will share the link as soon I have it!

 


 

 

Here is the link to her first podcast – as a host!

She Speaks Stories (with Portia)

Want to join us at the Sparkle Conference?

Details here: sparkleconference.org

Want to connect with Portia?

portiaallen.com

 

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is about serving others -generously and joyfully..

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I am created to serve generously and joyfully!
I seek opportunities to lift others up every day.

 

To get us rolling, I put together a handful of ways we can all start serving and living generously.

 

1: Clean out your closets and donate to others in need.

There are so many joy-filled moments in this one! You are clearing out the clutter from your space and making margin for what blessings are coming next. You are blessing someone you will never know with what you are releasing. ALSO – you are (likely) honoring at least one of your core values. For example, these values would be beautifully aligned with donating: making a difference, community, family, compassion, organization…

Oh, and don’t forget, to check and see if you get a tax deduction for an added bonus!

If you have not defined your Core Values, download a free exercise on my site at: debratrappen.com/valuesexercise

 

 

2: Create Blessing Bags for the homeless.

Don’t want to give cash? This is an excellent option. My hubby and I have these in our car and they are usually accepted with a huge smile and thank you! I will share a full list of the things we have put in ours over in the show notes!

We use a gallon-size zipper-lock plastic bag and put in:

~ A bottle of water

~ Socks

~ Gloves – depending on the season

~ Mini Toiletries from all our hotel stays

~ Tuna and crackers

~ Granola Bar or cereal bar

~ Fruit snack or applesauce cup

~ Crackers with peanut butter or cheese

~ Gift certificate to fast food

~ Hand wipes

~ Pack of Kleenex

~ Maxi pads/tampons (grab an extra one from your hotel stays!)

~ Toothbrush and toothpaste

~ Nail clippers

~ Band-Aids

~ Chapstick

~ Comb or small brush

~ Mints, cough drops or gum

~ Touch cards that share the addresses of local shelters

~ Note of encouragement or uplifting Bible verse

~ Bible – local churches will often give you a stack of the New Testament to pop in your bag!

 

 

3: Mentor someone.

You have something special to give. You have a unique set of experiences that someone else would love to learn. Don’t wait for someone to ask you to be her mentor… be bold and share with her what’s on your mind! Ask her if she would love to share time together learning from you and see where it goes!

The WomanUP!® Movement has a wonderful mentorship platform we run through our closed Facebook group! If you are in the real estate industry and are seeking to learn or teach someone how to open, run, or lead a brokerage – join us! The link is in the show notes!

 

4: Volunteer your time.

What causes are important to you?
What talents do you have to share?

Whether it is cleaning up your neighborhood, caring for pets at the local shelter, or sharing time at the local senior center playing cards, singing karaoke, or doing magic to entertain them – your soultank will be overflowing from this precious time!

An added bonus: if your “day job” doesn’t tap into your creative, musical, magician self – this time will do the trick!

One of my favorite Scripture on this is

Philippians 2:3-5 The Passion Translation (TPT)

3 Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. 4 Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. 5 And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.

 

 

5: Spread LOVE!

Put together a THINKING OF YOU package for a loved one across the miles and send them smiles!

Don’t want to put it together yourself? Instead of sending flowers, consider sending a Gratitude Box from Intentionaliteas! Use the code FIERCE when you check out for a sweet discount from Molly and Stacey!

Don’t have any extra budget for goodie boxes? Make a call… Send a text… Pop a postcard in the mail

 

Lioness, starting now, focus on lifting up and serving those around. It is going to feel so good…

I dare you!

xxoo,

Debra

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“If you create a workplace where people are only trying NOT TO FAIL, they will never succeed. They’re never going to innovate. They’re never going to take a chance.”

 


 

Today’s guest, Valerie Alexander, is here to share her fierce, fiery soultank filling wisdom.

NOTE: This is part one of a two-part interview series.

During this first chat, Valerie and I talk about who our culture values (this is so good!), how she holds it together in a room of CEO’s when she hears absurd things, and banter about how the buying power and leadership skills of women can’t be denied any longer.

Read more about her:

Valerie Alexander is a tech CEO, speaker, author, publisher, and screenwriter.

She is the founder and CEO of Goalkeeper, a technology company that builds communication bots to amplify happiness. Their first product is the Happy Couples Bot — a personal communication tool that takes the guesswork, the frustration and the passive-aggressiveness out of couplehood by reminding each person of what their partner likes and loves about them, and what they might need more of from the relationship.

Valerie’s books include Happiness as a Second Language: a Guidebook to Achieving Lasting Permanent Happiness, an Amazon #1 Seller in the Happiness and Self-Help categories, Success as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Defining and Achieving Personal Success and How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”), based on the popular talk she’s given at companies, colleges and conferences across the country. She hold the U.S. Registered Trademark on the phrase, “…as a Second Language” for the self-help and personal growth space, and under that title, publishes works by other authors, including Parenting as a Second Language, Creativity as a Second Language, and soon-to-be-released books on Grief, Aging, Marriage, Dating and other topics.

Valerie’s keynotes, seminars and workshops have entertained, trained and inspired entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers, truck drivers, doctors, investment bankers, managers, students, homemakers and CEOs from coast to coast.

She is also a screenwriter, and has worked with Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ice Cube and others. As a professional moderator, she has interviewed more than a hundred of Hollywood’s top stars, writers, directors and artists, including Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Sean Penn, Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Chris Nolan, Annie Mumolo, Simon Kinberg, Tom Hooper, Luc Besson, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Reitman, Tom McCarthy, John Wells, Michael Moore, Brian Helgeland and Kurt Sutter.

Valerie made her directing debut with the award-winning short film, Making the Cut, and as a committed equality activist, she is the creator, producer and director of “Say I Do,” “Life Support,” and “The Wedding Matters,” three highly successful commercial campaigns in support of everyone’s freedom to marry.

Prior to becoming a screenwriter, Valerie was an IPO lawyer, a venture capital consultant and an investment banker in theSilicon Valley, and the V.P. of Business Development for two new-media start-ups in Hawaii and Los Angeles, respectively.

Before entering the professional ranks, Valerie worked as: a horse wrangler; an algebra teacher; a runway model; a semi-professional soccer player; a tutor for the developmentally disabled; an amusement park supervisor; an SAT, GRE & LSAT prep teacher; and the world’s worst waitress.

Valerie received her B.A. from Trinity University and her J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.  In the spring of 2010, she was invited to Berkeley Law to teach the legal ethics seminar, Representation of Law in Film, and in May of 2016, she was the commencement speaker at Trinity University.

Valerie has been married to writer-producer, Rick Alexander, since 2006.  Valerie and Rick live in Los Angeles, CA, with their ill-mannered German Shepherd, Vegas.

 


Want to take a look at Valerie’s Happy Couples Bot, the tool that amplifies the joy, tenderness, and communication between two people in a committed relationship?

Visit their website: superhappycouples.com

 

 

 


 

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This week’s affirmation is encouraging you to look in the mirror.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

 

I am confidently looking in the mirror and wholeheartedly saying I LOVE YOU to my divine reflection.

 

Let’s repeat this one.

If you can look in a mirror – please do so as you are repeating it. Look deeply into your eyes… into your soulful center.

It isn’t enough to say this… you must embrace and believe it. DEEP INSIDE. 

I love listening to Dr. Caroline Leaf and other neuroscientists and neuropsychiatrists talk about the brain. They have studied our noodles and found that humans have a negative and self-critical part of our brain – it is called the Anterior Cingular Cortex. I dug deeper into this and what stopped me in my tracks is that this part of the brain is actually larger and more influential in females – making many females more self-critical.

As a result, my dearest Lionesses, the hormone fluctuations in our brains create a fierce ripple that takes our bodies and our self-confidence on a negative rollercoaster-like ride.

Even more interesting is that there are women who, despite their femme brain wiring, still radiate confidence and practice self-LOVE… naturally. It isn’t impossible.

Here are a few of the common threads they share that you can focus on this week to help build your reflection-loving muscles:

 

1: She recognizes the beauty of her imperfections.

The naturally confident woman embraces her physical flaws, is not afraid to admit those imperfections, and does not define herself by them. In other words, those imperfections don’t overshadow all of the wonderful things she loves about herself.

It is time to look at your lumps and bumps. Stop avoiding your reflection. Start recognizing the scars on your chest or chin are part of your story and do not diminish the beauty of those features you love most about yourself!

 

2: She lives by a clear set of values and see it in her reflection.

If you have been listening to my podcast for long, read my Fire Up! Book (grab your copy here), or have heard me speak at a conference – you KNOW how passionate I am about you taking the time to define your core values.  When you carefully choose the values you live by and infuse them into your life with enthusiasm – you are unstoppable. 

Today, stand before a mirror and see your divine core values in the reflection. Celebrate what you bring into this world through your passion for making a difference, mentoring the next generation, and creating experiences that bring others joy.

 

3: She gives herself the same filter and grace she gives others.

This one is my favorite. Are you ready for a question that is going to rock your world?

When was the last time you stopped being friends with someone because of their scars, weight, or acne? 

Seriously, WHEN? (Okay, this question always makes tears well up in my eyes!)

I am going to go out on a limb and guess the answer is NEVER. 

You have never ditched a friendship because of the way a friend looked.

Soulful people don’t love others because of what they look like – we love them because of who they are and who they are becoming.  

For heaven’s sake, if we can do this for others, why not do it for ourselves?

Starting today, love yourself like you love your best friends.

Give yourself encouragement to love yourself, like you do for her.

Lioness, my heart’s desire is for you to love all of who you are and be able to look in the mirror and authentically, love what you see.  I am so fired up for you to start this journey today. I am in your corner and sending prayers, positive energy, and ooooooodles of virtual hugs your way! You’ve got this.

 

xxoo,

Debra

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Moxie Chat: Meet Courtney Poulos * Enigmatic. Inspired. Driven. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-courtney-poulos/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:11:47 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24668 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-courtney-poulos/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-courtney-poulos/feed/ 0 <p>    This week’s guest is the remarkable Courtney Poulos! She is the broker/owner of ACME Real Estate, a design-savvy boutique brokerage focusing on brand marketing and real estate sales. She is a repeat panelist at Inman Connect and Awesome Females in Real Estate, and...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-courtney-poulos/">Moxie Chat: Meet Courtney Poulos * Enigmatic. Inspired. Driven.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

This week’s guest is the remarkable Courtney Poulos!

She is the broker/owner of ACME Real Estate, a design-savvy boutique brokerage focusing on brand marketing and real estate sales. She is a repeat panelist at Inman Connect and Awesome Females in Real Estate, and has been a panelist and emcee for the WomanUp!® Initiative. Which you all know is dear to my heart!

Courtney’s stated mission is to help women achieve financial independence through real estate investment. Her latest book, Break Up! With Your Rental: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Building Wealth through Real Estate, is available nationwide.

In her free time, she enjoys being a mama, maintains the brokerage website for design and real estate, www.acme-re.com, military-style workouts, singing karaoke at dive bars, and enjoying a nice glass of Malbec under twinkle lights.

Lionesses, put your seatbelt on and get ready for a sass + moxie-filled chat!

 


MOXIE CHAT HIGHLIGHTS:

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?
I know I have inspired my agents or clients to take positive action. I am on stage and contributing.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!
Enigmatic, inspired, and driven.

Enigmatic because I have always had a fearless m, big energy that captures the ears of an audience.
Inspired because I have found my WHY, and the creative potential that unlocks is endless.
Driven because I have never had a crutch and I have seen the results of action vs inaction.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?
All reality exists in language.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I started college at 13. Or I was on the Sally Jesse Raphael show in 1989 as a Madonna look-alike.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?
Buy real estate sooner!

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?
Self-care

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

I am a peer and advisor for the long term. I have helped them through multiple transactions and life changes, and consider my client’s friends.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?
Moxie means having the conviction to deliver on promises, inspire other humans, and lift others toward accomplishing their dream life.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?
Bath in the morning, a little work, beach in the afternoon, candlelit dinner. With my son and my partner.

 

10. What are your daily practices?
Exercise, Hot baths

 

11. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?
Persistence. I am moving into a space of commitment to the productivity of my agents and success for my personal endeavors. We have to keep on, not let up, until we get what we want.

 


 

For more information on Courtney’s book, visit https://breakupwithyourrental.com or follow the journey over on Instagram at @breakupwithyourrental!

 

 

 

 


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This week’s affirmation is encouraging us to choose PEACE.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

 

I wholeheartedly and intentionally choose peace over pressure.

 

Go ahead… do it again!


Lioness, I know we are in a society that teaches us pressure is normal. Hustle is rewarded. Working 24/7 is supported with technology and celebrity endorsements. Pressure is often sold as a necessary ingredient to success. We need to hustle and hurry to “make it”. Many of us have told ourselves that discipline and motivation had to look ONE WAY – the “up at 4am or you aren’t really in the in it to win it lane”. 

This is a lie. We can create margin for and do all of the things we want to and need to – without the stress.

The first step in choosing peace over pressure is recognizing what pressure looks and feels like. Slowing down to understand what triggers it so you can start to make decisions filled with peace – earlier and earlier in the process. The warning signs for me are obvious – when I am paying attention. I get irritable (oh, my cranky pants are seriously three sizes too small!), I get nasty headaches, I fall away from my faith to worry and live in my own strength… I take my backpack of “stuff” back from God and carry it myself – which ultimately showed up as fierce fatigue. When fatigue shows up – it is a HUGE FLAG because I am blessed with divine energy.

Now, recognizing all of these doesn’t always stop me from denying it or trying to power through. I have to work at it. I have to remind myself to give the backpack BACK!

However, now that I understand what pressure feels like, I am able to stop and visit my PEACE method with a twist.

I have shared how I believe intuition is an essential life skill we must all embrace and learn to refine and nurture. Feeling and recognizing what you are about to do will be filled with pressure and not peace is no different.

Here is the P.E.A.C.E. process – built out into an acronym – with that twist I mentioned.

First, P.

P stands for Pause:  Take a moment and pay attention to what you are feeling.

E is for Examine: Ask yourself: “Will this bring me peace or add more pressure?”

A is for Assess:  Now it is time to weigh your choices. Which is more important RIGHT NOW – peace or pressure?

C is for Choose:  Yes, you have the option to choose wisely. Not every single decision you make will be peace-filled and that’s a reality. Sometimes a deadline or meeting is going to be bursting with pressure.  The beauty of this process is that you are consciously aware of the repercussions of your choices! You can prepare yourself and those around you for what to come instead of becoming a leader wearing cranky pants that are 3 sizes too small!

E is for Execute: Now you can confidently and intentionally, integrate the activity, nurture the relationship, etc. knowing it will add value to your life – in alignment with your core principles and desire to infuse more peace and less pressure.

Lioness, start implementing these steps into your days this week and feel the difference. Celebrate when you recognize the pressure and make better choices. Give yourself grace when you don’t. Embrace and boldly brace for the moments you must choose pressure… and revel in the knowledge that you have created the margin and prepared for moments – just like this.

xxoo,

Debra

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Decisions That Make Your Future Self Proud – Affirmation 34 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-34/ Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:11:51 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24840 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-34/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-34/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-34/">Decisions That Make Your Future Self Proud – Affirmation 34</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

This week’s affirmation is about recognizing the decisions we make today determine our success tomorrow.

Are you ready? Repeat after me:

I will make decisions today that will make my future self proud.

Let’s say it again!

I will make decisions today that will make my future self proud.

 

Are you ready to step up and be part of designing a magnificent life that honors your fabulous, fierce, feisty, focused self?

Here are some steps you can start implementing and practicing this week:

 

Step 1: Know what you want and where you want to go!

The best way to make a confident decision is by knowing what your goals are. When you’re more aware of what you want out of your life, you are able to make better choices. Makes sense, right? 

When you get ready to make a decision, stop and think… Where I want to be in a year?

Ask yourself:

Will this decision take me in the direction I want to go? 

Will this affect me positively or negatively? 

If the answer is not in alignment with or supportive of your goals and dreams, reassess your decision. Lioness, not every single answer will be perfectly in line with your visions and goals. Please give yourself grace when you make those. Get up, shake it off, and move forward.

Need help with setting Values-Based Goals?

Head to debratrappen.com/fireupyourgoalsprogram and download my 44-page guide!

Use the code: MoxieGoals50 and get it for half off!

 

Step 2: Listen to your intuition.

 

Whether you believe it or not, the force is strong within you. You have the power inside to fully know yourself better than anyone else. 

In my experience, when I ignore what my intuition is telling me it is usually because I don’t want to face the reality of the decision I have to make. It’s scary or makes me uncomfortable. Even as someone who loves change, I can be held back by my own thoughts.

In order to really listen in, try this exercise.

Write down each thought you have about the decision you have to make – the pros and the cons!

Then, write down WHY you think you’re feeling the way you do. 

The answer usually shows itself pretty clearly.

 

Step 3: Be kind to yourself.

 

If you are willing to learn how to do this, you will soar. You’ve heard me say this before – YOUR thoughts and words are the ones you hear most. Being kind to yourself increases self-confidence and lessens your need for approval. 

Lioness, loving and caring for yourself not only strengthens self-trust, it also deepens your connection with others. When you confidently you allow yourself the ability to feel better about making big decisions in the future.

 

Step 4: Know the worst case scenario.

 

One of the women I met during my work with the LEXI Women’s Conferences, Theresa Fette, shared this amazing technique.

Simply put, when I am making a big decision, I stop and imagine the worst case scenario. If I can live with it or come back from any negative repercussions – I move forward.

If the risk is too high, I go back to the drawing board to find another way.

Here is the video filled with straight-talk from my friend, Theresa.  Her LEXI talk contains practical advice on being fearless through being afraid… and at 11:00 she shares a fabulous story showcasing the “Worst Case” technique!

Video link: https://vimeo.com/95170642

 

Step 5: Choose and follow thru.

 

Trusted, powerful, moxielicious leaders do more than talk – they actually make decisions and implement them. Don’t get stuck in the decision loop (also known as) “analysis-paralysis”! If you are always wanting and waiting to discuss it a little bit more or gather just a few more facts – you will never reach your potential.

You know it as well as I do… At some point you have to make the decision and move forward. If it ends up being the wrong decision then change course and try again!

Failing forward and failing FAST is better than not starting at all.

 

Lioness, the one sure way you’re going to get better at making strong, intentional decision is by making intentional decisions every single day. When you start making this part of your daily practice, you will feel more confident in your actions and decision-making skills.

And yes… Your future self will thank you!

 

xxoo,

Debra

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You Are Responsible For The Energy You Bring – Affirmation 33 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-33/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:11:52 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24825 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-33/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-33/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-33/">You Are Responsible For The Energy You Bring – Affirmation 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

This week’s affirmation is about being responsible for our energy.

Ready? Say it out loud:


I am responsible for the energy I bring to every room I enter.
Before I walk in…
my thoughts are collected
my feelings are connected,
my words are respected.

Go ahead and repeat it, if you wish.
Let it soak into your soultank…

Lioness, this week’s message is short and sweet.

You are 100% responsible for the energy that you create for yourself.

You are also responsible for the energy that you bring to others.

 

I encourage you to do what you need to do to take care of yourself so you are able to bring your best energy with you.

 

If you’re not feeling it and your cranky pants are taking over – stop, take a time out and fill your soultank. Go to your list of things you love to do and do one or two things for yourself. Combine them for a triple shot!  Schedule a wine day with your friends where you can listen to live music. Make a tea date with your Mum and reminisce over old photos. “Kidnap” your love for a mid-day movie and get extra butter on that popcorn – without guilt!

 

You won’t regret showing up as your best self and being kind to others.

You don’t need to feel guilty for treating yourself with love.

You can’t say always the same about those times you barked at or shamed someone while you were in the middle of a personal tantrum.

One last note, you are also responsible for choosing the energy you ALLOW in YOUR space. 

Choose wisely, my friend.

xxoo,

Debra

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Who do you need to forgive? – Affirmation 32 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-32/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:11:06 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24808 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-32/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-32/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-32/">Who do you need to forgive? – Affirmation 32</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

I forgive those who have hurt me and
wholeheartedly release those wrongdoings.
Forgiveness is self-care and
my soul sings when I forgive others.

Go ahead and repeat this one…and really soak let it into your soul.

There are three areas I want us to focus on this week.

#1: Understand what forgiveness is and why it matters.
Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.

Yes, Forgiveness is about extending mercy to people who’ve harmed us, even if they don’t “deserve” it.

In order to forgive, we are not required to sprinkle excuses to cover their behavior or pretend it didn’t happen. We can forgive but we don’t have to forget.

Forgiveness is a process that starts one step at a time and ultimately brings you, the forgiver peace of mind and frees you from corrosive anger or potential bitterness.

#2: Slow down, look inside and forgive yourself.
We have talked about this before. Lioness, you and I tend to be harder on ourselves than we are on others. Self-love and acceptance are elusive. Take a moment and examine your heart.  Look within to uncover where you may be contributing to the situation you find yourself in right now… that one that you feel requires you to forgive someone.   Was your behavior contributing to it? Did you drop a few unsavory comments along the way or make a decision that didn’t turn out as you had hoped?

In self-forgiveness, you honor yourself as a person, even if you are imperfect. This opens you up to seeing others with love and being more open to forgiving when they slip up.

#3: Start developing a “forgiving heart”.
Every hurt makes us stronger. We grow, stretch, and mature in the moments of reflection and forgiveness. This process allows us to help others who have been harmed overcome their suffering.  This ultimately brings us joy and lightens our hearts.

Stop the cycle of unforgiveness.
Shed bitterness and look through your love filter.

Not sure where to start?

  1. Avoid criticizing others (aka shining a light on someone else’s flaws and faults)
  2. Apologize when you’re wrong
    (Now I have this song stuck in my head.)
  3. Be polite (wave when someone lets you in on the freeway)
  4. Treat others with respect at all times
  5. Don’t jump to conclusions…
    Do you judge yourself on your intentions or your actions?
    I thought so.  Give others the benefit of the doubt.
  6. Surround yourself with people who help you lean into forgiveness, not slide into the role of a  bitter and negative victim

Lioness, I know you have the power to forgive others. You are gracious, tenacious, and compassionate. I encourage you to put aside your resentment, hurt, and bitterness so you may be blessed by reconciliation with people who have offended us and those whom you have offended.

xxoo,

Debra

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Moxie-Filled Magnet For Money Mantra – Affirmation 31 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-31/ Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:11:10 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24793 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-31/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-31/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-31/">Moxie-Filled Magnet For Money Mantra – Affirmation 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

This week’s affirmation is refreshing your mindset around and opening you up to financial abundance.

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

I am a marvelous, motivated, moxie-filled money magnet.
The more I have, the more I can give and bless others.

Is the smile on your face as big as mine when you say this one out loud. There is something so sassy and fun about this affirmation!

Lioness, I believe what stops most people from becoming a Money Magnet is their negative mindset about money.

How can you become a money magnet if you feel negative about money?

Here is a handful of beliefs you may hold that I encourage you to explore and work on this week:

1: Take a look at any negative beliefs or attitudes you have about money.
Growing up, I heard the scripture 1 Timothy 6:10 so often misquoted by misguided individuals.

Like me, you’ve likely heard it as “money is the root of all evil”.

It took me a long time to understand that, sadly, this is a way for people to self-sabotage by seeking a safe reason to stay in a place of scarcity and lack. It protects them from the abundance they were created to receive.

The actual verse is “The LOVE of money is the root of all kinds evil.”  That is a statement I can get behind.

One of the techniques I use to keep my attitude in check is to watch the words I use around money. I don’t say things like – I can’t afford that… I simply say, “That is not an investment I am prioritizing right now.” In other words, I TELL my money where it is going, not the other way around.

Also, be aware of the people around you and their money mindset. If they are always coming from lack – that can rub off on you, too!

2: Believe you are worthy of being a money magnet. 
Simple and powerful. You must truly, deeply believe you are worthy of wealth. Build additional affirmations if you are not feeling it yet. This is not a place to fake it until you make it.

3. Celebrate when your connections are prosperous! 
Please don’t be a sour puss when your friend lands a new gig, gets a raise, or comes into some extra cash. Be happy for her. Rejoice with her. Do a happy dance with her.

4. Come from a place of giving first.
Remember, the more you have, the more you can give. Be brave, Lioness. Start the cycle with giving and see what happens!

5: Appreciate the money that comes into your world.
When I was a kiddo – I loved finding a penny on the ground and singing:
“Find a penny… pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck.”
Do you still do that or do you walk by these little blessings?

I am sure you feel blessed and thankful when you reach in your pocket and find that $50 bill… don’t let the amount determine your joy.

When you graciously welcome and receive money into your life, you are opening up to receiving more.

Lioness, being grateful for everything you have now is a beautiful practice. There was a time before this when you were hoping and praying for what you have today…

Every season has its own beautiful, abundant blessings. Be grateful for the amazing additions you have received in this one! Soak it in, don’t overlook it focusing on tomorrow instead.

xxoo,

Debra

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Who are you listening to? – Affirmation 30 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-30/ Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:11:35 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24746 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-30/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-30/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-30/">Who are you listening to? – Affirmation 30</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

This week’s affirmation is reminding you to take a moment and review who surrounds you and speaks into you!

Ready? Read it out loud!

I will surround myself with divine connections who are a reflection of who I want to become and focus on bringing joy and laughter wherever they go.

 

Repeat it, as you wish!

After sharing the last week with some of my fiercest, feistiest Lionesses and champions – this was the perfect affirmation to highlight.

Also, I gave a new keynote talk about Powering Yourself Thru Change (stay tuned – I will be posting more about that soon) and one of the most commented-on points was around “surrounding yourself with champions”… specifically, because other people’s energy either helps or hinders you.

Here are a few key points you can start using as you decide who to spend more time with and whose invitations you strongly consider declining:

1: Enthusiasm is essential.

When you share time with happy, positive, enthusiastic people, you’ll find yourself seeing the world differently. Do you consistently feel alive and ready to take on the world after you connect with a friend or mostly drained and depressed because their focus is far too often on the negative?

Also, it is smart to take a look at how YOU leave others feeling… are you the vision vampire or the voice of victory?

 

2. Belly laughs bond us.

Laughter is a great way to connect with others and is central to forming lasting relationships.

When you weave shenanigans and laughter into your connection – life is divinely better. Lioness, be sure you have champions who tickle your funny bone.

 

3. Solution seekers wanted!

I encourage you to surround ourselves with people who complain less and focus on solutions more. I know the struggle is real, life throws you punches, and it isn’t always unicorns and rainbows… HOWEVER, I also know you can always find something to be grateful for – even if it is a lesson on what not to do again. ;)

For me, I find I am more refreshed and energized when I spend time with people who love to solve the puzzle, not complain about how many pieces there are.

In the end, you’re the average of ALL the people who speak into you. If you are on social media – that number has FAR surpassed the traditional “5” people we used to focus on… Please, please take a moment to look around and make sure you’re in the right place with the best people. Review your inner circle of friends and confidantes.

(Need help? Affirmation 12 has some steps to help you with this!)

You know me, I also have two more questions for you to ask yourself about the people in your life. Before or after you meet with your inner circle, slow down and ask yourself:

   1:  Is this someone who represents who I would like to become?

   2:  Do I admire and respect them? 

If your answer is NO, I believe it is time to release them from your life and open up that space for new connections who will fill your soultank with scrumptious soul food that will fuel your vision.

Lioness, it’s worth the time it may take to intentionally surround yourself with people who wholeheartedly create a life built on joy, goodness, and integrity for themselves and those around them.

xxoo,

Debra

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Who are you becoming? – Affirmation 29 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-29/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:11:35 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24724 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-29/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-29/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-29/">Who are you becoming? – Affirmation 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

This week’s affirmation is reminding each of us we have what it takes to make our dreams come true.

Ready?

 

I am ready to enter a new phase of my life 

and become the best version of myself in this season.

I am all in – heart, soul, body, and mind!

 

Whether you are moving from single life into a married one, into a new year, or transitioning from your second act to your third act – new phases of your life are always on the horizon. 

 

Every day you move closer to a new chapter and that can be exciting and scary. Especially those new phases that are forced transitions – the ones that are or feel out of your control like illness, the end of a marriage or friendship, closing of a door, or losing a job.

 

However, all of these changes and new phases can work together for your good if you allow them to.

 

A few questions I encourage you to ask yourself this week:

 

1. What do I need to release as I step into this new phase?

When you try to fit too much in, you feel exhausted, depleted, and unfulfilled.  Be mindful about what you commit to, so you are able to live in abundance in this new phase.

When you focus your precious energy and resources like time and money on the divine things you have intentionally committed to – magic happens.

 

 

2. Who do I want to become in this new phase?

When you make the decision to define or redefine your best self in this new phase – it sets you on a divine path. Start by writing out a list of fresh attributes you want to be associated with or the values you want to focus on in this new season, then write a list of activities and people that support those plans… and 5-4-3-2-1, take action.

 

 

3. Who am I becoming if I make this decision?

As you make decisions, do they support who you want to become in this new phase/season or not?  When the choice is in your control, choose wisely.

 

 

 

Lioness, as you move forward into this new season and new phase, remember to review your self-talk and add in some new custom affirmations to support your new direction!

xxoo,

Debra

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5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off Into Your Best Habits – Affirmation 28 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-28/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:11:55 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24707 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-28/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-28/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-28/">5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off Into Your Best Habits – Affirmation 28</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

This week’s affirmation is reminding each of us we have what it takes to make our dreams come true.

Ready?

I have strong willpower and can change my habits with ease.

My vision and purpose are clear to me.

I already have the wisdom and courage it takes to make my dreams come true.

 

When you weave together a strong will power, consistent habits, clarity of vision and purpose, and the courage to believe you have what it takes – you are truly able to build your best life.

 

This week, I want to focus on the habits element of this affirmation and share 5 of my sassiest steps to help you build bold, brilliant habits to support you living your best life out loud, on purpose and on your own terms.

 

5. Define WHY you want to commit to building the habit.

If you have gone through my Values-Based Goal Setting program, you have heard me talk about this A LOT. There are 4 basic components in my formula to set a goal that honors your values and sets you up to successfully achieve it. 

1. Defining your commitment – including WHY you are doing it.

2. Choosing the actions that will help you achieve it.

3. Surrounding yourself with ideal connections who will help and support you.

4. Declare how you will feel when you accomplish it.

pssst… Make sure your WHY and FEELING motivate you. If they don’t, you won’t do it. ;)

 

4. Consistency.

Embracing consistency is so key to building strong, life-long habits. 

My friend Tami Bonnell has never broken a commitment to her children because she is consistent. Want to know the consistency hack she uses with her family that allows for flexibility required to fit in her schedule? She keeps is SIMPLE. She sets a weekly commitment of doing ___________ 3 times a week. This week it might be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm… Next week it may need to be Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday. In seasons where you have a LOT going on, give yourself some grace and ease up on the rigid commitments. Habits without consistency are not actually habits. Instead, they are those awesome “activities” you do sometimes when you kinda-sorta feel like it. 

When you don’t feel like it…

 

3. Count down 5-4-3-2-1 and into action!

I love Mel Robbins’ sass and snark around this simple, incredibly effective concept. In a nutshell, when you have a thought to help you make a dream REALITY – you must take action on it immediately – or your brain will come up with all sorts of reasons not to do it.  The next time you think to yourself, I should really drink more water, take a walk, call my client, define a new business model, write a chapter, make that video… and so on – here is what you do.

Count down – 5-4-3-2-1 and BLAST INTO ACTION. Get up and grab that glass of water, put on your sneakers and take that walk, pick up your phone and make the call, pull out your Business Model Generation book and start vision casting your new business model to sell the book you are going to write that chapter on in 5-4-3-2-1. ;)

It is insane how well this works. I have yet to use it and not follow through. The hardest part with this one is remembering to do it.

When you find yourself not remembering to do it…

 

2. Wrangle a friend, coach, or mentor.

In other words – don’t do it alone. I love the saying: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. You don’t have to do it alone. If you find yourself in a season where you don’t have someone you can call on to help – I encourage you to make finding connections a priority – even over building the new habit you just defined. 

 

1. Celebrate each success with a reward.

It’s a simple formula: connect the dots between each “desire” and activity you “want to do more”. 

Love wine (like me)? Go to the gym – FIRST. I give myself different goals… like after 3 miles or 10 miles – depending on my overall goals! ;)

Love watching Netflix? Reward yourself with a mini-binge session after you finish writing the next chapter in your new book.

If you add a reward after a good habit you want to build, it’s a powerful reinforcer. Be sure your reward doesn’t sabotage your ultimate goal. For example, one glass of wine won’t blow your healthy living habit, so keep it to one and done. 

 

Lioness, you have everything you need to make your dreams come true.

It’s your turn to shine. 

xxoo,

Debra

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First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

Doors of possibility are opening for me.
Closing doors are divine protection.
I will celebrate both with a grateful attitude.

I love the idea that all possibilities exist and with every choice we make, a whole new set of possibilities are created.

I also love the belief that when a door closes – it is divine protection.  It must be closed for me to create margin for something better to arrive.

Both of these bring me joy and peace.

There are many ways to open your world to new possibilities.

Here are 11 of my favorite ways:

    1. Keep an open mind. Looking for possibilities requires you to ditch the closed mindset and embrace seeing potential around you!
    2. Be open to change. Enough said.
    3. Get comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE.
    4. Crush self-limiting belief (we covered that a couple of weeks ago, so revisit that one if you need a refresher!)
    5. You don’t have to wait for a door to close ON you. Consider removing something from your life that doesn’t serve you to make room for something fresh and fantastic. You never know what you might let in when you let something go.
    6. Learn a new skill. If you decide to take a live class – you open up to meeting new people, too!
    7. Volunteer. Serving others always opens up new possibilities AND fills your soultank with love.
    8. Smile at everyone you meet! Try it for the next week and see what happens!
    9. Take yourself on a “ME DATE”. Get to know yourself while sitting by the lake or walking the exhibits at your favorite museum or gallery!
    10. Build a vision board or start a journal where you write out your wildest dreams!
    11. Kick judging others to the CURB! When we judge other people, we don’t define them; we define ourselves as judgmental people. (No, thank you!)

Lioness, it doesn’t matter HOW you choose to open up to possibilities… it matters that you DO.

xxoo,

Debra

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Shake Off The Shame – Affirmation 26 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-26/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:11:25 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24650 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-26/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-26/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-26/">Shake Off The Shame – Affirmation 26</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

Today, I accept myself unconditionally.
I will shake off the shame, embrace the grace, and live my beautiful, divine life out loud!

Now, repeat it. This time, put your hands over your heart and speak it over yourself – letting it really soak in DEEP!

I know, I know. Accepting ourselves unconditionally can seem daunting.

What do you mean I can’t pick myself apart? I have to love myself – even the lumps and bumps? The cellulite and – what the heck was that – A premenopausal hot flash? I have to love myself with those too? Yes.

Here are three truths to focus on this week:

1. It is freeing when you decide to BE YOU. ALL of you… out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms.

If you have been listening to my podcast or reading my blog for a while, you have done the work to define your values, you know what fills your soultank, and you have uncovered your divine purpose.

You know who you are and who you want to become…
so BE the most radical version of YOU.

Bravely. Boldly. Unapologetically. BE YOU.

2. Comparing yourself to others is a waste of time – and you don’t have time for that.

One of the main reasons we don’t accept ourselves it because we don’t match up to others around us. It is time to stop holding yourself back by comparing yourself to others, focusing on what you don’t have or what others do, and start to embrace your unique, quirky self.

All of you – curves, lines, successes, and yes – your glorious failures!

I love this saying:  “There is no competition among wild women! They are too damn wild to be caught in a tiny space of envy. Instead, they dance together and allow the good to flow abundantly to them.”

Cast aside your desire for small-minded comparisons.

Focus on being your best YOU and nurturing a tribe that will encourage, empower and love you along the way.

3. Boldly accepting that your experiences, trials, and talents make you uniquely you takes GUMPTION.

You know the world is full of knockoffs, spinoffs, and cheap imitations. You realize being “genuine” seems all too often to be the exception, not the norm. You know there is only ONE person just like you, so why do you fight being “yourself”?

Simply put – the world has been telling us for decades to fall in line, act like a lady, keep your thoughts to yourself… it takes gumption – sheer moxie – to step up and claim your individuality.

It is time to acknowledge your greatness, embrace your unique qualities, and get excited that you really do have our own path.

Start believing there isn’t anyone like you.

I dare you. ;)

xxoo,

Debra

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Will you let it go? Let It Go. – Affirmation 25 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-25/ Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:11:23 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24647 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-25/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-25/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-25/">Will you let it go? Let It Go. – Affirmation 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Happy Moxielicious Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

I let go of any self-limiting thoughts and beliefs.
By challenging my fears, I become a stronger and wiser leader.

Now, repeat it. This time, put your hands in the air and shout it out!

Maybe you carry guilt or shame about something you did.
Maybe you see obstacles and challenges as things that hold you back.
Maybe you can’t get past the stigma of your past and how people see you.

This week, here are questions I encourage you to explore:

1: What limiting beliefs do I have?

Make a list of the things you truly desire but do not believe you are worthy of, smart enough to achieve, have enough money for, etc.

2: How was this belief formed?

Did someone tell you that you were stupid as a child? Did someone tell you that you didn’t “deserve” the success you desired? Did someone tell you that if you had too much money, you were a sinner or greedy or both?
Work to pinpoint the first moment you started to believe you were not worth it and write it down next to each answer from question 1.

3: Am I ready to release this belief?

I know it sounds crazy, but many of us WANT TO FEEL like we don’t deserve to have our dreams come true. We made the self-limiting thought such a fierce neuropathway, our minds don’t want to let it go.

You must recognize the thought/belief, question why it was formed and come into a place of being willing to release that belief you will be able to start letting it go.

You can do this in a time of relaxation and meditation.  With your eyes closed, your breathing deep and relaxed you can say to yourself

“I willingly release my need to believe _________________.”
OR
“I willingly release my belief that __________.”

4: What thought will I replace it?

You have to FLIP the negative, self-limiting belief if you want to crush it. If you have been walking around thinking your marriage is dead or your business is failing – how can you flip those?
My relationship is filled with passion, adventure, and ooooooodles of love!
I am excited to build new streams of income and breathe new life into my business.

5: How will I make this my new reality?

Rinse and repeat, my dearest. You know I believe in writing custom affirmations and this is the PERFECT way to start your own journal of personal mantras.

  • Grab your journal every morning and read your NEW, LIFE-GIVING THOUGHTS when you first wake up and read them again before you go to sleep.
  • Add them as a recurring meeting on your calendar – maybe during your lunch hour or when you usually stop for coffee or tea in the early afternoon!
  • Use a dry erase pen and write them on your bathroom mirror or your window pane.
  • Record them into your phone and play them during your daily commute or walks.

 

6: Who am I surrounding myself with during this change-filled season?

Lioness, you don’t have to do this all alone.  Call on your Lioness Pride. Ask your bestie to check in with you on Sunday evenings to set your intentions for the week. Email your coach that this is a new change you are seeking and need accountability. Connect with your mentor for additional tips and tools to help you succeed.

7: Are you giving yourself grace along the way?

Remember, you are fully equipped to tame those self-limiting thoughts.

Shake off the shame.
Believe in yourself.
Celebrate your successes.
Learn from your setbacks.

Now, it is time to go forth and light your world on fire.

xxoo,

Debra

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Did you wake up today? – Affirmation 24 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-24/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:11:34 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24644 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-24/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-24/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-24/">Did you wake up today? – Affirmation 24</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.
Now, repeat it.

Yesssss!

You were born with a purpose.
You woke up today… Brilliant and feisty.
Know what that means?

You are not done here yet.

THERE IS MORE AHEAD FOR YOU TO DO!

You still have amazing things to achieve…
Relationships to build and nurture.
Mountains to conquer.
Dreams to realize.
If not now, when?

GET READY, LIONESS!

It’s time to live your life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms.

Are you ready to delight and inspire your world?

Me, too.

xxoo,

Debra

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You Are DIVINE – Affirmation 23 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-23/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:11:19 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24635 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-23/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-23/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-23/">You Are DIVINE – Affirmation 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Happy Moxielicious Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

I am divine, complete, and equipped to live my life intentionally aligned with my values.  Today, I will boldly shine my light.

Now, repeat it.

You already have everything you need.
Boldly BELIEVE in yourself.
Be BRAVE for yourself.

Define your values and intentionally live aligned with them.

Let’s agree to stop waiting for “something” to happen.

“Something” outside of us that will make us happier, more successful, or the most _______________ {fill in the blank}.

At some point, we all listen to the nasty self-talk we whisper to ourselves to keep us from achieving our greatness.

The reality is each of us is fully equipped to fulfill our purpose.

We already possess what we need to live our purpose out loud and serve those we are meant to serve.  It is our responsibility to move forward, hone our skills and share our talents with the world around us.

Stop hiding behind excuses.
Shake off the shame.
Give yourself grace.
Get up and out there.

SHINE your brightest light and inspire others to do the same.

xxoo,

Debra

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The Best Is Yet To Come – Affirmation 22 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-22-2/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:11:46 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24636 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-22-2/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-22-2/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-22-2/">The Best Is Yet To Come – Affirmation 22</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

First things first, read the affirmation:

Today is going to be magnificent.
Divine things are going to happen to and for me.
It is my time to shine.
The best is yet to come!

Now, go ahead and repeat it.

Speaking life into and manifesting the life you WANT is so much more productive than focusing on what you don’t have, what’s been “done to you”, and how your life would be so much better IF…

3 Reflections Questions:

1: Is your mantra “It is what it is” or more like “it is what I choose to see”?

2: Do you focus on the negative or look for the positive?

3: Do you embrace a victim mentality and find yourself saying “you can’t possibly understand” or “you just don’t know what I have been through” or are you a victor and say “I am so proud of what I have overcome!”?

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to my conversation with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, the CEO of SoulTour – I encourage you to listen here!

We talked about how to metabolize the past and set yourself up for a magnificent year ahead.  Our chat really turned into a “Mini Master Class” that includes Tara sharing the 6 questions to ask yourself every year. She does this practice in December, but these are wonderful questions to ask yourself any time of year!

Lioness, it’s your time to shine… and yes, the best is yet to come!

Learn more about Tara-Nicholle here.

Learn more about SoulTour here.

xxoo,

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Embrace Your True Self + Shine! – Affirmation 21 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-21/ Mon, 27 May 2019 11:11:59 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24612 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-21/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-21/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-21/">Embrace Your True Self + Shine! – Affirmation 21</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>


Happy Moxielicious Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first, did you read the affirmation above?

Did you repeat it?  Excellent. :)

Remember, always choose to shine your truest self.

Live YOUR values out loud.

When you are authentic, it allows others IN and attracts people and opportunities to you like a magnet.

When you FAKE IT, you are sending out a bat signal to people you are NOT meant to serve or do life with.

It’s ok if someone doesn’t get you.
In fact, it is a GIFT.

Not everyone is going to want, like, accept, or know how to receive your energy.  Those you are meant to serve WILL.

Those you share values or passions in common with will GET YOU.

PLEASE, make peace with that.

Keep sprinkling your magic and shining your bright, fabulous light!

xxoo,

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Your Dreams Are Worthy – Affirmation 20 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-20/ Mon, 20 May 2019 18:11:21 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24598 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-20/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-20/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-20/">Your Dreams Are Worthy – Affirmation 20</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Lioness, when was the last time you wrote down the DREAMS you have envisioned for your life?

Not your goals… your DREAMS?

What’s the difference, you ask? Simply put:

Goals are something you are acting on.

  • Dreams are something you are thinking about… maybe something that even scares you a little bit.
  • Dreaming ensures the high level of excitement in what you are doing day in and day out.
  • Dreams help you stay highly focused to accomplish your goals both in your personal and professional life.

Are you ready to do a check in with your dreams or have you forgotten them?

Here are three things I encourage you to consider as you reflect on your dreams:

 

What does your self-talk sound like as you are reviewing your dreams?

OUT the DOUBT.

When you doubt yourself – the questions you ask yourself are often negative! Try and ask yourself questions that are going to benefit and motivate you even more to reach your goals, not questions that may hinder you turning them into a reality.

Instead of “Why am I NOT taking steps to turn this dream into a realistic goal? What’s wrong with me?”  Flip it and ask yourself “What steps will I take to get me closer to making this dream a reality?

Are you expecting instant gratification?

If you are feeling impatient and expect immediate results, you set yourself up to be discouraged and angry when dreams take too long to become a reality. Take a deep breath and remember… dreaming leads to bigger dreams. Dreams stretch the limits of your divine imagination, so you will ALWAYS be dreaming. They are meant to inspire and motivate you – and never stop.

Do you worry too much about what other people think about your dreams?

Lioness, the fear of being judged and being worried about what others think is a real struggle for so many of us. The good news is that you can flip this fear, turn it into fuel, and leverage it. Now is the time to realize the people who don’t support you and your dreams don’t deserve your mind space.  This is YOUR bold, beautiful life. I encourage you to start doing the things you love and enjoy without worrying about what others might think of you. Don’t let others stand in the way of your dreams. When you are ready to turn your dream into a goal to turn into a reality – you will succeed!

Shake off the shame and dream big, Lioness.
It’s time to light your world on FIRE!

xxoo,

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You Are Unstoppable – Affirmation 19 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-19/ Mon, 13 May 2019 08:11:14 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24573 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-19/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-19/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-19/">You Are Unstoppable – Affirmation 19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

First things first, did you read the affirmation above? Did you repeat it?

Excellent. :)

 

Being unstoppable means being a person others are unable to stop from doing what they are meant to do!

Read these sassy synonyms… do any of them sound like YOU?

Determined
Ambitious
Courageous
Persistent
Driven
Motivated
Purposeful
Dedicated

Did you stand a little taller as you read those words?

Were you shouting out a passionate YES!

Lioness – those words are describing you.

YOU are unstoppable.

Right now.  This very moment.

CLAIM YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE.

Focus on your goal.

Trust Yourself.

Be Courageous.

Believe you are worthy!

 

Two questions to ask yourself this week:

1 – Are you investing in yourself?

2 – Do you have solid, intentional champions in your life who carry you when you need it, kick you in the tooshie when you require it and allow you to speak into them, as well?

 

If you answered yes to both, celebrate your successes.

Your next step? Go out and inspire someone to do the same.

 

If you answered no to either one, shake the shame right off and make a change today.

Approach a new mentor.

Sign up for a workshop.

Start a book club or Bible study.

Call and encourage someone.

DO SOMETHING.

 

Why?

 

Because YOU are unstoppable and worthy of the life you so deeply desire to live out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms!

 

xxoo,

 

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You Are Enough – Affirmation 18 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-18/ Mon, 06 May 2019 08:11:53 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24570 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-18/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-18/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-18/">You Are Enough – Affirmation 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Let’s jump right in… read this out loud:

I am enough.
I am confident, kind, loyal, loving, supportive, sassy and sensuous.
My confidence inspires others.

How do you feel when you say this out loud?
Do you feel confident or awkward?
Maybe something in between?

This week, I thought it was time to revisit WHY these weekly affirmations are so incredibly important.

Believing in yourself and loving yourself are two key ingredients in personal, professional, and global success. To live a joy-filled, healthy life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms. My heart’s desire is to help you do exactly that… and firing up your mindset is my contribution to your journey.

If that’s what you want, you are in the right place.

Print out the moxie affirmations that resonate with you and post them where you will see them is one of the easiest and most powerful exercises to help you build your self-esteem and confidence. You can achieve anything you set your mind to – so set your mind straight with each affirmation.

Where should you post them?

Post these messages on your bathroom mirror, in your journal, on the fridge, in your car, collect them in a weekly recurring calendar appointment or anywhere that you will be able to see them constantly. Please, don’t let them become an overlooked backdrop to your life and overlook them. Let them become a foundation that strengthens you when you see them and say them out loud as often as possible.

When you have something special coming up, get specific.

Do you have an interview coming up for your dream job? Write a note to yourself with words like, “You’ve got this!” or, “I am the perfect candidate for this job and I am going to totally ace this interview!”

It is proven that reciting positive, life-giving statements in your head or aloud to yourself will manifest that feeling in real life. Remember, this does go both ways… when you repeat negative things about yourself, you cause further damage! Yikes!

Whenever doubt starts to sneak in, or you are having negative thoughts, immediately replace them with a moxie-filled affirmation. It will instantly improve your attitude and self-confidence.

This week’s affirmation can be your GO TO when you are not feeling worthy enough.

Want to say it again? Me, too.

I am enough.
I am confident, kind, loyal, loving, supportive, sassy and sensuous.
My confidence inspires others.

Go after your week, my mighty, fierce Lionesses.

xxoo,

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Taking Action – Affirmation 17 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-17/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:11:27 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24568 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-17/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-17/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-17/">Taking Action – Affirmation 17</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Dearest, it is always a good time to take a moment and review how far you’ve come. To get a clear picture of where you want to go and what you need to do next… and how you can creatively bring your goals to fruition!

Here are 3 questions to help you celebrate successes, get back on track where you need to, and rock out the next days, weeks, and months:

1. Have you been living by your core values?
Slowing down to intentionally compare the choices you are making to your core value is a key ingredient in living a life that fires you up AND gets you closer to your goals!

(If you need to define your core values, hop on over to the show notes for a link to a free exercise to get you rolling.)

2. Are you doing at least one activity a day that fills your soul tank?

Be sure you are taking the time to walk hand-in-hand with a loved one, learn how to say hello in a new language, snuggle with your pup, or paint your toes a wild neon watermelon shade! When we take care of ourselves and focus on fueling our soul tank we lower our blood pressure, live a more fulfilled life and are also kinder to those around us.

Who doesn’t want more of all of the above?

So, take a few moments and review your “soul tank fuel” list and make sure your current passions are on that list!  Then, pepper them throughout your day/week!

3. What goals (or tasks) have you accomplished?

If you wanted to write a book this year – how far have you gotten? Do you have an editor? An outline? A chapter written?

How about that goal to unplug more from your tech? (Yes, YOU!)  Are “turning the world down” when you are with your loved ones? Have you stopped “sleeping with your phone” – at least on the weekends?

Review and write down your successes and CELEBRATE THEM!

Far too often we breeze right past our achievements to start focusing on the “next thing”.

Break this draining habit NOW!

…DO A HAPPY DANCE!
…SHOUT OUT YOUR OWN PRAISES!
…YOU. ROCKED. YOUR. GOAL.

It’s time to CELEBRATE!

Now that you have reviewed and recapped your results…

~ What needs to pivot?

~ What needs to be refined?

~ What do you need to LET GO of to move forward?

Lioness, you are now ready to walk into you fabulous, fierce future with confidence and conviction.

xxoo,

 

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Trust Your Intuition – Affirmation 16 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-16/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 08:11:05 +0000 https://debratrappen.com/?p=24560 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-16/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-16/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-16/">Trust Your Intuition – Affirmation 16</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Lioness, recently, we talked about FEAR.

I feel it’s important to share how I see the difference between the feelings we get from fear and the feelings we get when our intuition is whispering to us.

When fear hits – our feelings are heavy, dark and emotionally-charged. Our vision lacks clarity and feels frustrating, overwhelming and creates anxiety because it doesn’t “feel” right.

When our intuition is calling – it feels lighter, less emotional, and crystal clear.  We can see what we need to do and it inspires a calmness inside of us.

IT FEELS RIGHT.

The mere act of typing those words brings peace and joy… I hope reading them does the same for you.

Intuition is an essential life skill we must all embrace and learn to refine and nurture.

For this week’s exercise – let’s practice my PEACE method. :)

P.E.A.C.E. is about pausing and taking a moment before making a decision. It is the perfect strategy to allows you to tap into your intuition in an intentional manner.

Here are the steps:

Pause:  Take a moment to answer any request or invitation. Then,

Examine: Ask yourself: “Does this opportunity align with my values? Does it fill my soultank?” Next,

Assess: Review Your Goals…. Which one does this get you closer to achieving? Now you can

Choose:  Yes, you have the option to choose wisely. Not every single decision you make will fit perfectly into your value structure, but when you use this process you are consciously aware – from the start.

Execute: Now you can confidently and intentionally, integrate the activity, nurture the relationship, etc. knowing it will add value to your life – in alignment with your core principles.

Also, I encourage you not to underestimate the power of prayer. You don’t need to be religious to pray. The act of praying slows you down and focuses your thoughts. Lionesses, saying a prayer is a powerful way to enhance your intuitive prowess.

You will become audaciously braver in the pursuit of your dreams when you are clearly listening to your intuition and focused on the divine possibilities ahead.

Go boldly and passionately into your week, my fierce Lionesses.

xxoo,

 

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RESPECT Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself) – Affirmation 15 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-15/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:11:49 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24523 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-15/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-15/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-15/">RESPECT Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself) – Affirmation 15</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Happy Moxielicious Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

Now, repeat it.

Lioness, are you paying attention to your self-talk?

Negative self-talk is not humility. It’s self-defeat. So if you have been hiding behind that excuse – it’s time to leave it in the past. It’s a toxic habit that crushes your divine right to live your best life or connect with those you are meant to serve.

Today is the day to ditch negative self-talk.

STOP being your own worst critic.

You’ve heard me talk about this before:

  • 80% of your self-talk is repetitive.
  • Research shows that up to 90% of that self-talk is negative.

That means YOUR OWN WORDS are working against you rather than for you!

It’s time to take control and slay your self-talk into submission.

Start with LOVING and honoring the magnificent, vibrant woman you are today. You have invested so much in becoming her! You passionately continue to work on and embrace becoming the best version of yourself every single day.  That deserves some serious love-filled self-talk!

Then slow down and listen to your self-talk.

Really listen.

In true “Fire Up Your Moxie” style, the next step is to flip your negative thoughts.

Flip them for yourself, your family, your community, and for this world.
You are worthy of loving yourself. Truly love the image in the mirror. Smile at her and encourage her. Give her a moxielicious wink!

My dearests, please remember other people’s opinions of you are none of your business or concern.

Your opinion of yourself can change the world around you.

Next time you hear negative thoughts running through your mind – take them captive and replace them with words of affirmation and encouragement. Steward your self talk… and sing yourself a love song today!

I am divinely loved.
I am brilliant.
I am brave.
I am beautiful.
I am enough.
I am worthy of love, joy and R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Are you singing w/Aretha style sass?

Me, too!

 

Cheers!

 

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Shine Your Light – Affirmation 14 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-14/ Mon, 08 Apr 2019 08:11:42 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24520 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-14/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-14/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-14/">Shine Your Light – Affirmation 14</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Happy Moxielicious Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

First things first – read the affirmation out loud.

Now, repeat it.

This week, I want to encourage you to do something extraordinary.

BE THE LIGHT.

Shine your light on the good stories in your communities, offices, families, and friendship circles.

Don’t let the media be the loudest storyteller…

Take your social media feeds back by sharing those amazing moments happening all around you!

You also have the power to shine a light on and share our own story… the lumps and bumps along with the joys and successes.

What seems like a small accomplishment to you may be exactly what someone needs to hear today to energize them!

Remember, don’t let fear of rejection hold you back. Embrace being vulnerable. It attracts people and opportunities to you more than pretending to be perfect – try it and you will see exactly what I mean!

Lioness, when you are courageous, you truly do create a spark that ignites and inspires others to be brave!

What will you, and your bold, brave heart go after this week?

Leave a comment below and let me know…

Cheers!

 

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Fear Fuels Courage – Affirmation 13 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-13/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:11:23 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24517 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-13/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-13/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-13/">Fear Fuels Courage – Affirmation 13</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

My Dearest Pride,

Fear is a liar. It has the ability to dig its claws in deep and shake us to the core… planting seeds of doubt on so many levels. Fear can be incredibly paralyzing and rob us of our divine joy and courage. Its mission is to convince us the worst things in life will destroy us and that by embracing fear itself – we can control it all.

Now is the time for you to reclaim your fear.

When you feel fear, take that as a reminder to bring your fierce curiosity to the moment. Something new (and potentially exciting) is on the other side of it. Did you know that fear of the future is so often a fear of the past repeating itself? It could be something you have personally experienced or seen someone else go through that plants that fear. Knowing this will help you flip that fear and leverage it to do good in your life and leave a positive mark on your heart, mind, body, and soul!

I also encourage you to let fear fuel your courage. Courage sees your dreams as more powerful and worthwhile than the fears keeping you from them. Courage helps you take confident steps on the unknown path ahead without demanding details and promises of perfect outcomes.

To help you start overcoming and flipping your fears, take the time to slow down ask yourself these three questions:

1: What fear-based, limiting thoughts am I thinking, right now?
2: How can I take those thoughts and flip them to work for me?
3: Who can I surround myself with to help me make that happen?
(You can go back to last week’s work and review your list of champions!)

Even if the outcome you are fearing comes to fruition, remember to keep that sense of curiosity alive throughout it and drop the belief that you can control things by fearing them.

If you can do this, you will be able to find the lessons in the failures without claiming the fear… and ultimately turn them into fuel for your courage, curiosity, and confidence!

Remember, when you take the time to truly connect to your thoughts and elevate them, you are able to live your best life OUT LOUD, on purpose, and on your own terms!

Are you ready to go confidently into your week ahead?

Me, too.

xxoo,

 

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Vanquishing Vision Vampires – Affirmation 12 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-12/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:11:17 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24492 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-12/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-12/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-12/">Vanquishing Vision Vampires – Affirmation 12</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Are you ready to fire up your mindset for the day and week ahead?

Here we go… repeat after me:

I choose to surround myself with positive people who lift my energy.
Surrounding myself with champions is a gift I want to give myself every single day.

How did this one make you feel?  Did you repeat it?

As you step into a fresh new day or an exciting new season, I want you to embrace this truth:

It’s much easier to push someone else out of THEIR comfort zone.

That’s why it is so important to surround yourself with champions who tell you the truth (ideally wrapped in grace), not those who keep you small.

Intentionally choosing to share your life with more champions and fewer “vision vampires” amplifies your success and your JOY.

To get started, I encourage you to do take these three steps:

1: Ask yourself these questions.

  • Who are the champions that speak truth into me and push me forward?
  • Who are the people in my life who fill my thoughts with fear and scarcity?

 

2: Pull out your calendar.

Review your commitments and decline the events where the vision vampires will be and you don’t “need” to attend. (You probably didn’t even want to go to those, anyway!)

3: Head over to social media.

Look at your list and “unfollow” the people you know you need to during this season.

You don’t need to unfriend them on Facebook – if you merely need a break. Unfollowing their updates simply means you’ll stop getting notified of their posts.

Yes, there will be some vision vampires you can’t avoid, but if you’re filling that newly found time with your champions – you will be stronger and more prepared for the moments you are with them!

You can do this, my fierce Lioness Pride.

Be strong and courageous as you move forward into this new mindset.

xxoo,

 

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Fearless Dreaming – Affirmation 11 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-11/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:11:50 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24366 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-11/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-11/feed/ 0 <p>  Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE with this week’s affirmation? Here we go… repeat after me: I am a fearless, fiery dreamer who takes action, speaks truth, embraces my uniqueness, and fiercely fulfills my purpose! Claim this with a fierceness that lights...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-11/">Fearless Dreaming – Affirmation 11</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE with this week’s affirmation?

Here we go… repeat after me:

I am a fearless, fiery dreamer who takes action, speaks truth, embraces my uniqueness, and fiercely fulfills my purpose!

Claim this with a fierceness that lights you up.

Stop telling your dreams to WAIT.

There is something you can do… even something small that takes mere minutes a day… that will get you closer and closer to the goals and visions you dream of, my sassy friend.

That something could be writing for 5 minutes a day, giving up a latte for your business fund, or volunteering for a charity that cares for the community you desire to ultimately serve.

 

Stop waiting.

Take action today.

Embrace your uniqueness today.

Fulfill your purpose today.

 

Are you open to some truth wrapped in grace, with sides of sass, moxie and fire?

Ok.

Seatbelt on?

 

Let me ask you this:

What’s stopping you?

You? You’re stopping yourself?

That’s what I thought.

It’s time to get out of your own way.

You are not alone.

You’ve got this and I’ve got your 6.

 

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

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Live. Learn. Leave. – Affirmation 10 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-10/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:11:18 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24363 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-10/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-10/feed/ 0 <p>  Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE? Here we go… repeat after me: I will learn from my past and leave behind what doesn’t serve me to focus on those things that inspire joy, peace, and prosperity. Far too often I have conversations...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-10/">Live. Learn. Leave. – Affirmation 10</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE?

Here we go… repeat after me:

I will learn from my past and leave behind what doesn’t serve me to focus on those things that inspire joy, peace, and prosperity.

Far too often I have conversations with friends and clients that are focused on THE PAST.

Someone did something TO THEM. They are stuck in a loop that keeps them small and fragile, hurt and helpless… they unintentionally choose to survive as victims.

It is time for all of us to free ourselves from emotional baggage.  Dwelling on the past prevents us from participating in the present, which is the only place in which we can experience love, happiness, fulfillment, and miracles. It is the only path to THRIVING… a beautiful experience beyond merely surviving.

Acknowledge the pain, speak it out loud, and then flip it upside down by writing out what you learned from the experience. Whenever those painful feelings bubble back up – that’s your trigger to revisit what you learned from it and celebrate how much you have grown.

Most importantly – embrace FORGIVENESS.

Forgive yourself for the decisions you made that led to those experiences.

Forgive the person who wronged you… release your anger and feel the power they had over you lift off and float away.  You don’t have to respect or trust that person ever again, but in order for you to move forward – you must embrace forgiveness.

Are you ready to start focusing on those things that inspire joy, peace, and prosperity now?

Me, too!  

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

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Your Divine Elements – Affirmation 9 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-9/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:11:15 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24361 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-9/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-9/feed/ 0 <p>Yessssss! It’s Monday! Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE today? Have you read this affirmation out loud yet? Did you repeat it? How did it make you feel? You do have the divine values of a QUEEN. For those of you who need some...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-9/">Your Divine Elements – Affirmation 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Yessssss! It’s Monday!

Are you ready to fire up your MOXIE today?

Have you read this affirmation out loud yet?
Did you repeat it?
How did it make you feel?

You do have the divine values of a QUEEN.
For those of you who need some help defining or refining your core values, click here for a core values exercise – my treat!

Your passion for your family, friends, and LIFE is fierce – like a warrior.
Maybe not all at the same time… and that’s ok. Shake off any shame you might feel for not feeling super passionate about one of those areas right now. Those feelings will return – in their proper time.

Your purpose is instilled in you to set your soul on fire.
You were created to serve people with your gifts and talents…
that is why you LOVE those activities the most.

Every single time you revisit, honor, and refine your values, passions, and purpose your ROAR and resolve get stronger!

Let your lioness roar out, my wild pride.

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

Do you love this affirmation?

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Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

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  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.

 

  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.

 

  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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Moxie Chat – Meet Christine George – Positive. Collaborative. Responsible. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-christine-george/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:11:13 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24384 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-christine-george/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-christine-george/feed/ 0 <p>    Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too. My guest is my sassy soul sister,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-christine-george/">Moxie Chat – Meet Christine George – Positive. Collaborative. Responsible.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


 

Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too.

My guest is my sassy soul sister, Christine George.

Christine is a marketing professional, real estate enthusiast, die-hard Red Sox fan, Mom, wife, and yogi.  She grew up in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts where she visited her Sicilian Great-Grandmother on Sunday mornings and had dinner with her Grandparents on Sunday afternoons.  Her parents instilled family-loving, hard-working, truth-telling, values in my brother and me.

She checked all the boxes along the way, she went to college then graduate school, got a corporate job, moved to the west coast, got another corporate job, moved back to the east coast, took time off to travel, ran a marathon and made tons of connections and amazing friends along the way.

In 2001, Christina was injured and she found yoga – or as she says – yoga found her.  Her practice eventually led me to a 7-year side hustle as a yoga teacher then, at 40-years-old, she married the love of her life and today they have a beautiful family that includes their son, Gil, and Molly – the fur baby.   

 


 

 

Learn a bit more about Christine through her pre-show Q&A!

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

I feel successful when I’ve been able to make a difference in another person’s life or business. When an agent’s business has grown because of accountability meetings I’ve had with them or when someone makes a shift in the way they think about themselves or their lives because of a conversation we had, and they experience a positive result, that’s when I feel rewarded.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Positive – I always try to look on the bright side and see the opportunity. I’m Joy in the movie Inside Out, always trying to make every situation happy. I know that life is not easy and that we’re faced with challenges every single day, and I believe we have the power to choose how we look at and how we handle those challenges. Life is so much better when we choose joy.

 

Collaborative – I firmly believe that teams work harder and smarter and that people feel more valued when they are given the opportunity and the space to share their ideas and their opinions. I also don’t think I have all the answers. Everyone brings something different to the table and there’s nothing I love more than a strategy session where everyone is participating.

 

Responsible – It’s not the sexiest word but it has always been part of my DNA, part of my upbringing. Show up and take ownership. I’m reliable and loyal. People know they can count on me and if I let someone down, I feel it very deeply.

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be true to yourself. Whenever I doubted myself or was having trouble with a decision, my Mom would say, “be true to yourself”. I believe we have all the answers within us, we just have to tune in and listen.

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I can lose my cool. My husband calls it my Italian spark. I call it passion.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

I would tell my teenage self the same as I would tell my 20-something or 30-something self which is, to stop worrying and stop comparing yourself to others. Your life is your own and everything is as it is supposed to be.

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Slaying my saboteurs which is to stop the negative recording that plays in my head.

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

I connect with them on a human level and when I do that I become personally invested in their success and when they feel that I’m invested, they feel really taken care of.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Chutzpah comes to mind…having the courage to stand up and speak your mind, to be bold.

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

A perfect day for me starts with yoga and then hiking with my boys and our dog, cooking a nice meal, playing a game or watching a movie together and maybe even a nap somewhere in between. It’s connecting with my people and nature.

 

10. What daily practices to you infuse?

Affirmations, Prayer, Meditation, Yoga, Exercise

 

11. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

RISE (RECLAIM your voice, INSPIRE people, SURRENDER control, EMPOWER yourself and others) – It’s perfect for me right now. I’m in the process of reinventing myself. I’ve always lived on the edge of doing what was expected of me while dipping my toe into what else was possible. I’m ready for what else is possible.

 

Do you have a new book, product, or service launching soon?

Yes! A new blog BelieveInBalance.net will be launching on March 2, 2019!

 


Connect with Christine:

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    Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too.     Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too. My guest is my sassy soul sister,... Debra Trappen clean 47:27
Claiming Your Day – Affirmation 8 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-8/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:11:42 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24359 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-8/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-8/feed/ 0 <p>It’s Monday. Let’s do this! Are you ready to read this one out loud?   Today will be filled with passion, purpose, and change that challenges me to live my best life out loud, on purpose, and on my own terms.   I have a...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-8/">Claiming Your Day – Affirmation 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> It’s Monday. Let’s do this!

Are you ready to read this one out loud?

 

Today will be filled with passion, purpose, and change that challenges me to live my best life out loud, on purpose, and on my own terms.

 

I have a feeling you will be shouting it the second time!

My friend, your day will be filled with passion, purpose, and change.

CLAIM IT.

Yes, even claim the change.

Change is good… it inspires us to grow, learn, and jump out of our comfort zone.

Are you ready to live your best life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms?

Me. Too.

 

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!

 


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).

 

  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.

 

  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.

 

  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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It’s Monday. Let’s do this! Are you ready to read this one out loud?   Today will be filled with passion, purpose, and change that challenges me to live my best life out loud, on purpose, and on my own terms.   I have a... It’s Monday. Let’s do this! Are you ready to read this one out loud?   Today will be filled with passion, purpose, and change that challenges me to live my best life out loud, on purpose, and on my own terms.   I have a... Debra Trappen clean
Soultank Fuel + A BONUS – Affirmation 7 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-7/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:11:13 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24335 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-7/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-7/feed/ 0 <p>This week’s affirmation is about filling your soultank! Ready?   I will do something divine today to fill my soultank. My one thing is: ________________   One of my favorite questions to ask others is: How full is your soultank, right now? Followed by… How...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-7/">Soultank Fuel + A BONUS – Affirmation 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> This week’s affirmation is about filling your soultank!

Ready?

 

I will do something divine today to fill my soultank.
My one thing is: ________________

 

One of my favorite questions to ask others is:
How full is your soultank, right now?

Followed by…
How are you filling your soultank today?

Most people can’t even remember the last time they thought about how full their soultank was!  Working to take the time to recognize and feel where you are right now is such a fantastic exercise.

Start by simply asking yourself:
Am I content and joyful, right now?
or…
Am I an exhausted cranky-pants even I would avoid?
(The latter is a sure sign of an empty tank.  lol)

Remember, if your tank is empty, YOU are the only one who can fill it up.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are living a happy, fulfilling, purpose-focused life.

Instead of being overwhelmed that no one can help you, I encourage you to flip that feeling and say this to yourself, instead:

I AM IN CONTROL OF HOW FULL MY SOULTANK IS!
No one can take this away from me.

Whether you are a leader of many or a leader of a mini-squad – YOUR mindset, attitude, and soultank level are directly related to how well you lead yourself and others into their greatness.  Yes, if you are empty or near empty, you can still “serve” others, however, it is mediocre service- at best.

Ask yourself, “Am I comfortable giving a mediocre experience to my loved ones and those I lead?”

(OF COURSE, YOU’RE NOT!)

The following concept helps change the perspective of MANY people I share it with:

You are the most magnificent project you will ever work on and you are worth the investment of time, passion, energy, and focus.

Yes. You. Are.

This calls for a DOUBLE AFFIRMATION DAY!
Ready?

Repeat after me, if you dare!

“I am the most magnificent project I will ever work on and I am worth the investment of time, passion, energy, and focus!”

Now go out there, FIRE UP, and get your soultank NICE AND FULL, my friends!

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!

 


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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This week’s affirmation is about filling your soultank! Ready?   I will do something divine today to fill my soultank. My one thing is: ________________   One of my favorite questions to ask others is: How full is your soultank, right now? This week’s affirmation is about filling your soultank! Ready?   I will do something divine today to fill my soultank. My one thing is: ________________   One of my favorite questions to ask others is: How full is your soultank, right now? Followed by… How... Debra Trappen clean 4:45
Moxie Chat: Meet Barb Betts * Compassionate. Loyal. Trustworthy. https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-barb-betts/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:11:08 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24323 https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-barb-betts/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-barb-betts/feed/ 0 <p>  Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too. My guest is a dear friend, Barbara Betts!...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxiechat-barb-betts/">Moxie Chat: Meet Barb Betts * Compassionate. Loyal. Trustworthy.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too.

My guest is a dear friend, Barbara Betts!

Barb has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2003.  Together with her husband they own The Betts Realty Group, a boutique brokerage located in Long Beach, California. As a Broker/Owner she has a clear focus on building a brokerage for the future, with innovative ideas, creative thinking, and a family-like culture.  For her entire career, she has had a philosophy of “Real Estate by Relationship” where she has consistently built a business that has resulted in a steady stream of repeat and referral business. Recognized as a top producer, her true joy is in helping her clients reach their real estate goals, whether buying, selling, or investing. She has a passion for her industry and gives back by teaching and coaching other REALTORS® and is highly involved at the local, state and national levels.  In her spare time, you can find her at a dance event with her daughter or supporting her son in his professional baseball career.

During our chat, she shares how her dreams are starting to move to the top of her list and what she is doing to make it happen!

 


 

Learn a bit more about Barb through her sassy Q&A!

 

1. How do you define SUCCESS?

I am successful when I am being the best version of who I can be. I feel successful when I have momentum and consistency. I am successful when I am working towards my goals and making myself a better person.

 

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST?

Compassionate, Loyal and Trustworthy
(I always show up and do what I say I’m gonna do!)

 

3. What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Just being myself is good enough to be great”

 

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Oh my…..#1 I’m allergic to chocolate.  #2 Although I seem outgoing and super extraverted, I’m actually super shy…..until I know you.

 

5. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?

Can we say 22 years ago?  I would tell that scared little girl…”It’s going to be okay”, “You can do this, you can be whoever you want to be”, “This is not how your story is going to end”,  “You are not a failure”, “You can do anything”

 

6. What is one habit you are trying to build?

Consistency. Hardest thing for me EVER!!!!!  

 

7. How do you make a difference in your client’s lives?

When you sell the American dream it’s easy! But all that aside, we make a huge difference by being their advocate, their trusted advisor, being the calm during the storm and helping them reach their personal and financial goals through owning Real Estate.

 

8. What does MOXIE mean to you?

Being fired up, and being YOU!

 

9. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Speaking, Training, Educating, Telling my story in order to impact and improve others lives.  I just want to help people be the best version of who they can be.

 

10. Do you use any of these daily practices?

Affirmations, Exercise, Daily Gratitude Journaling and I am Statements

 

11. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?

Growth–Growth in all areas…..Growing myself as a person, growing my company, growing my skills, growing my network, growing my opportunities.

 

Please check off which of these topics you are interested in talking about on the show:

Living aligned with your Core Values, Life Commitments + Goals: Setting them, Achieving them, Hacking them, Success: Defining it. Recognizing it. Celebrating it., Learning To Speak Your Grace-Filled Truth

 

Do you have a new book, product, or service launching soon?

Launching my education, training, speaking brand. Don’t know what it’s going to look like yet but I’m going to figure it out! :)

xxoo,

 

 


Connect with Barb:

Facebook

Instagram

 


 

Choose were you would like to listen here: debratrappen.com/fire-up-podcast

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  Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too. My guest is a dear friend,   Today’s episode is part of the Fire Up Your MOXIE CHAT series here on the show. These 1:1 talks with vivacious, tenacious, courageous and divinely gracious women are listener favorites and truly FILL MY SOULTANK, too. My guest is a dear friend, Barbara Betts!... Debra Trappen clean 55:16
Being Thankful – Affirmation 6 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-6/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:11:46 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24298 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-6/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-6/feed/ 0 <p>  This week’s affirmation is a gentle reminder to be THANKFUL. I want you to experience the kind of gratitude that makes you smile and feels like sunbeams are bursting from your cheeks! For so many of us, we are in “go go go” mode and don’t...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-6/">Being Thankful – Affirmation 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  

This week’s affirmation is a gentle reminder to be THANKFUL.

I want you to experience the kind of gratitude that makes you smile and feels like sunbeams are bursting from your cheeks!

For so many of us, we are in “go go go” mode and don’t take the time (well, until November!) to slow down, look up and around, and proclaim our gratefulness. Being grateful for the wonderful abundance in your life is a divine key to becoming your best self and living your life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms.

Do you have a process in place to help you recognize and celebrate all you are thankful for each day?

Here are some ideas for you to consider:

  • Start A Gratitude Journal
    You can either embrace full journalling of your day or keep it simple and write out 1-3 things you are thankful for each day.  Make it a ritual and do it the same time each day…

 

 

11 Day Gratitude Challenge #FireUpYourMoxie

  • Take A Gratitude Challenge
    Use the image to guide you on an 11-day adventure to post a photo of something that represents each of the luscious layers of your life! (click on it to download a larger version)

 

 

Enjoy your gratitude journey, my feisty friend.

xxoo,

 

 

 


 

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!

 


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

 

 

 


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  This week’s affirmation is a gentle reminder to be THANKFUL. I want you to experience the kind of gratitude that makes you smile and feels like sunbeams are bursting from your cheeks! For so many of us, we are in “go go go” mode and don’t...   This week’s affirmation is a gentle reminder to be THANKFUL. I want you to experience the kind of gratitude that makes you smile and feels like sunbeams are bursting from your cheeks! For so many of us, we are in “go go go” mode and don’t... Debra Trappen clean
Sizzling Spirit – Affirmation 5 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-5/ Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:11:32 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24176 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-5/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-5/feed/ 0 <p>It’s Monday and you know what that means! IT’S TIME FOR A MOXIE AFFIRMATION!! Are you ready? Read it out loud. I deserve to passionately go after what makes my spirit sizzle and fills my soultank. Repeat it again and again and again until you...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-5/">Sizzling Spirit – Affirmation 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> It’s Monday and you know what that means!

IT’S TIME FOR A MOXIE AFFIRMATION!!

Are you ready?

Read it out loud.

I deserve to passionately
go after what makes
my spirit sizzle
and fills my soultank.

Repeat it again and again and again until you believe it!

For those of you feeling awkward about using the word DESERVE… let me clarify the definition.

It means TO BE WORTHY OF.

Do you feel worthy of going after what fills your soultank and makes your soul sizzle?

Are you worthy of your best life?

YES YOU ARE!!

Now, let me ask you…
Do you know what makes your spirit sizzle?

If not, take some time this week to write a list of 5 things that light a fire inside you…

then SCHEDULE THEM on your calendar.

Don’t wait to write this list and start filling your soultank so your spirit can start sizzling.

Stuck? Here are a few of mine to inspire you:

  • Getting outside and sitting on the shore of a lake or the ocean…
  • Walking my pups with my hubby
  • Taking a long, hot bubble bath

I would love to hear yours.

Care to share?
Post them on social media and tag me @debra11

You are worth it, my divine Lioness.

YOU. ARE. WORTH. IT.

xxoo,

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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It’s Monday and you know what that means! IT’S TIME FOR A MOXIE AFFIRMATION!! Are you ready? Read it out loud. I deserve to passionately go after what makes my spirit sizzle and fills my soultank. Repeat it again and again and again until you... It’s Monday and you know what that means! IT’S TIME FOR A MOXIE AFFIRMATION!! Are you ready? Read it out loud. I deserve to passionately go after what makes my spirit sizzle and fills my soultank. Repeat it again and again and again until you... Debra Trappen clean
Divinely Equipped – Affirmation 4 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-4/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:11:27 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24160 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-4/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-4/feed/ 0 <p>It’s time for another divine #FireUpYourMoxie Affirmation! Read it out loud. I am divinely equipped to conquer my challenges and my potential to succeed is infinite. I choose to let go of everything that does not serve me. … Now, repeat it! Are you ready...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-4/">Divinely Equipped – Affirmation 4</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> It’s time for another divine #FireUpYourMoxie Affirmation!

Read it out loud.

I am divinely equipped
to conquer my challenges
and my potential
to succeed is infinite.


I choose to let go of everything
that does not serve me.

Now, repeat it!

Are you ready to conquer your challenges?

Can you fee your potential for success is INFINITE?

Are you ready to let it gooooooooooo?

My Darling Lioness, please choose to leave the past wrongs others have done against you on the table of forgiveness. Don’t be tempted to bring them with you into tomorrow! They will create a bitter attitude inside you that will not serve you, your purpose, or your people.

Let. It. Go.

xxoo,

Do you love this affirmation?

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Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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It’s time for another divine #FireUpYourMoxie Affirmation! Read it out loud. I am divinely equipped to conquer my challenges and my potential to succeed is infinite. I choose to let go of everything that does not serve me. … Now, repeat it! It’s time for another divine #FireUpYourMoxie Affirmation! Read it out loud. I am divinely equipped to conquer my challenges and my potential to succeed is infinite. I choose to let go of everything that does not serve me. … Now, repeat it! Are you ready... Debra Trappen clean
Limitless Confidence – Affirmation 3 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-3/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:11:43 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24168 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-3/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-3/feed/ 0 <p>ARE YOU READY FOR this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend? I have limitless confidence in my talents and abilities. I am enough. Right now. Shout it out loud and let it soak into your soultank. How do these words make you feel? Do they resonate...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-3/">Limitless Confidence – Affirmation 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> ARE YOU READY FOR this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend?

I have limitless confidence
in my talents and abilities.

I am enough.
Right now.

Shout it out loud and let it soak into your soultank.

  • How do these words make you feel?
  • Do they resonate with you and fire you up?
  • Are you shouting out an AMEN – I AM ENOUGH?

Yes, you are enough. RIGHT NOW.

At this moment.

At this weight.

At this point in your career.

You are enough.

You have enough.

You do enough.

Now is the time.

This is the place.

YOU ARE THE ONE!

It’s time to go after your week, my friend.

xxoo,

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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ARE YOU READY FOR this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend? I have limitless confidence in my talents and abilities. I am enough. Right now. Shout it out loud and let it soak into your soultank. How do these words make you feel? Do they resonate... ARE YOU READY FOR this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend? I have limitless confidence in my talents and abilities. I am enough. Right now. Shout it out loud and let it soak into your soultank. How do these words make you feel? Do they resonate... Debra Trappen clean
Servant-Leader Heart – Affirmation 2 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-2/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:11:10 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24156 https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-2/#respond https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-2/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend. This one is all about embracing who you are, stating what you believe, and supporting it with positive self-talk along the way! So, repeat after me: I embrace having a servant-leader heart, strong faith, and positive self-talk...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/moxie-affirmation-2/">Servant-Leader Heart – Affirmation 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Welcome to this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend.

This one is all about embracing who you are, stating what you believe, and supporting it with positive self-talk along the way!

So, repeat after me:

I embrace having a servant-leader heart, strong faith, and positive self-talk that supports and propels me into my greatness.

Now, ask yourself:

What do I want to accomplish this week?

What self-talk do I need to infuse to make it happen?

You are on your way to slaying fears and taming dragons, my friend.

xxoo,

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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Welcome to this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend. This one is all about embracing who you are, stating what you believe, and supporting it with positive self-talk along the way! So, repeat after me: I embrace having a servant-leader heart, Welcome to this week’s affirmation, my fierce friend. This one is all about embracing who you are, stating what you believe, and supporting it with positive self-talk along the way! So, repeat after me: I embrace having a servant-leader heart, strong faith, and positive self-talk... Debra Trappen clean
Twinkle In My Eye – Affirmation 1 https://debratrappen.com/twinkle-in-my-eye-affirmation-1/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 15:11:21 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24138 https://debratrappen.com/twinkle-in-my-eye-affirmation-1/#respond https://debratrappen.com/twinkle-in-my-eye-affirmation-1/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to the first of this year’s divine, affirming messages, my fierce friend. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for some MOXIE to kick off the week!  I will be sharing one of my moxie-filled affirmations each week.  This is the first “Moxie Memo”...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/twinkle-in-my-eye-affirmation-1/">Twinkle In My Eye – Affirmation 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Welcome to the first of this year’s divine, affirming messages, my fierce friend.

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for some MOXIE to kick off the week!  I will be sharing one of my moxie-filled affirmations each week.  This is the first “Moxie Memo” I ever wrote and it easily turned into an affirmation!

I have coffee in my mug
and a swing in my step.
There is a smile on my face,
twinkle in my eye,
glitter on my lips,
and sparkle in my wand.
Watch out world, I have accepted
my MOXIE mission and am
ready to make it happen!

– How does this one make you feel?

– Does it resonate with you?

– Are you ready to make it happen?

Take some time to write out your thoughts and if you can add a bit of glitter on your lips – don’t miss the chance!

Do you love this affirmation?

Visit debratrappen.com/moxieaffirmations and have a new one delivered to your inbox on Mondays at 7:11am!

Together, we will help each other elevate our self-talk by replacing those negative words with positive ones – one moxie-filled moment at a time.

xxoo,


Things you can do to take this affirmation to 11!

  • Save the image to your device(s).
  • Print it out to post up on your mirror/fridge/dressing room door.
  • Add it to your journal as a prompt.
  • Share it on social media to inspire others.
    (Yes! Please do share it!)

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Welcome to the first of this year’s divine, affirming messages, my fierce friend. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for some MOXIE to kick off the week!  I will be sharing one of my moxie-filled affirmations each week. Welcome to the first of this year’s divine, affirming messages, my fierce friend. It’s Monday and that means it’s time for some MOXIE to kick off the week!  I will be sharing one of my moxie-filled affirmations each week.  This is the first “Moxie Memo”... Debra Trappen clean
Coni Meyers + 2019 Words + MOXIE! https://debratrappen.com/coni-2019-word/ Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:11:17 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=24086 https://debratrappen.com/coni-2019-word/#respond https://debratrappen.com/coni-2019-word/feed/ 0 <p>On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend, fellow power woman, and the author of Crystalline Moments, Coni Meyers. One of the changes I’m making this year is recording more of the beautiful conversations I have with the brilliant women in my life. This...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/coni-2019-word/">Coni Meyers + 2019 Words + MOXIE!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>


On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend, fellow power woman, and the author of Crystalline Moments, Coni Meyers.

One of the changes I’m making this year is recording more of the beautiful conversations I have with the brilliant women in my life. This is the first of many you’ll find in the new Fire Up Your Moxie series.

Coni and I had a great conversation about choosing your word for the year, how our Core Values play into it, and how they help us see those a-ha moments or as Coni calls them “our crystalline moments” throughout the year!

You will hear us mention my new guide, My Moxie life Commitments, you’ll be able to find it here: https://payhip.com/b/3YC4
I share this special promo code (MyMoxieLife2019) at the end of the show that allows you to download the new guide for free until Jan 31.

Now, my dearest LIONESSES and those bold men who support us, pour yourselves a cup of tea or a glass of wine and get ready to join me in a feisty, fierce and fun conversation with Coni!

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On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend, fellow power woman, and the author of Crystalline Moments, Coni Meyers. One of the changes I’m making this year is recording more of the beautiful conversations I have with the brilliant women in my... On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend, fellow power woman, and the author of Crystalline Moments, Coni Meyers. One of the changes I’m making this year is recording more of the beautiful conversations I have with the brilliant women in my life. This... Debra Trappen clean 43:37
Metabolizing 2018 + Transitioning into 2019 with Tara-Nicholle Nelson https://debratrappen.com/metabolizing-2018-with-tara/ Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:11:53 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23866 https://debratrappen.com/metabolizing-2018-with-tara/#respond https://debratrappen.com/metabolizing-2018-with-tara/feed/ 0 <p>  Hello, my fierce Lionesses! I am excited to share the divine chat I share with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, CEO of SoulTour. Our conversation on how to metabolize 2018 and set yourself up for a magnificent 2019 was one of my favorites of the year.  This “Mini Master Class” includes...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/metabolizing-2018-with-tara/">Metabolizing 2018 + Transitioning into 2019 with Tara-Nicholle Nelson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>  


Hello, my fierce Lionesses!

I am excited to share the divine chat I share with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, CEO of SoulTour.

Our conversation on how to metabolize 2018 and set yourself up for a magnificent 2019 was one of my favorites of the year.  This “Mini Master Class” includes Tara sharing the 6 questions to asks yourself before Christmas every year.

Here are 2 of the 6:
    2: What questions did I answer this year?
    4: What am I ready to release?

Listen in to learn 1, 3, 5, 6… and how to walk through each one!

Regardless of the time of year you listen to this chat, her process is GOLDEN!

xxoo,
D

For a deeper dive, join me for FREE New Year’s Intention-Setting Workshop for Conscious Leaders & Creators!

 
 
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  Hello, my fierce Lionesses! I am excited to share the divine chat I share with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, CEO of SoulTour. Our conversation on how to metabolize 2018 and set yourself up for a magnificent 2019 was one of my favorites of the year.   Hello, my fierce Lionesses! I am excited to share the divine chat I share with Tara-Nicholle Nelson, CEO of SoulTour. Our conversation on how to metabolize 2018 and set yourself up for a magnificent 2019 was one of my favorites of the year.  This “Mini Master Class” includes... Debra Trappen clean 36:56
Meet Heather Ozur. * Passionate. Direct. Visionary. https://debratrappen.com/meet-heather-ozur/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:11:03 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23693 https://debratrappen.com/meet-heather-ozur/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-heather-ozur/feed/ 0 <p>On today’s episode, I’m fired up to share a chat I had with a fellow power woman and one of the most focused, fierce lionesses I know – Heather Ozur. Heather is the 2019 National Women’s Council of REALTORS® President and has served on ooooooodles of...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-heather-ozur/">Meet Heather Ozur. * Passionate. Direct. Visionary.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

On today’s episode, I’m fired up to share a chat I had with a fellow power woman and one of the most focused, fierce lionesses I know – Heather Ozur.
Heather is the 2019 National Womens Council of REALTORS® President and has served on ooooooodles of committees and boards… We get REAL and raw and dig into (and expose) areas where most of us are too nervous to share.  Just wait.  The more you hear her talk about her and her journey – the more you will know her and I am betting you will learn something about yourself along the way. 
If you have questions for us, tweet me @debra11 or shoot me an email at debra@debratrappen.com.


Here is a snapshot of the chat and questions…

1: Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST!

Visionary. Passionate. Direct.
Listen in to our chat and learn why she chose each of these words!

2: How do you live your purpose out loud?

By giving back to the real estate industry, volunteering time, and mentoring others to be the outstanding leader that they can be!

Listen in and hear her answers to these questions and more:

3: What do you do for FUN?

4: What is your ‘superpower’?

5: What is your favorite topic to teach/talk about?

6: What is your vision for the National Women’s Council of REALTORS®?

 


Heather’s Bio:

Heather Ozur, is a practicing REALTOR® for 18 years with Keller Williams, specializing in residential property. Heather and her team focus on listing and selling properties in the Greater Palm Springs, CA area.

Heather has been an active voice in the REALTOR® community since 2003 serving on various committees. She has served in positions such as the 2010 & 2011 President of California Desert Association of REALTORS®, member of the 2011 – 2013 National Association of REALTORS® (N.A.R.) Strategic Planning Committee, 2012 N.A.R. Leadership Academy graduate, and served as the 2014 President of Women’s Council of REALTORS® – California. In 2014 Heather was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame for her lifetime contributions to RPAC.

 

For 2017 Heather is serving as Secretary of Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS®, Vice Chair of Strategic Planning and Finance for the California Association of REALTORS®, Vice Chair – Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee for the National Association of REALTORS® and First Vice President for National Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

 

Heather is passionate, a life learner and a social entrepreneur. In real life that means a mom, partner, volunteer, speaker and REALTOR®.

 

Want to connect with Heather?

Visit The Ozur Group:
PalmSpringsandBeyond.com

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On today’s episode, I’m fired up to share a chat I had with a fellow power woman and one of the most focused, fierce lionesses I know – Heather Ozur. Heather is the 2019 National Women’s Council of REALTORS® President and has served on ooooooodles of... On today’s episode, I’m fired up to share a chat I had with a fellow power woman and one of the most focused, fierce lionesses I know – Heather Ozur. Heather is the 2019 National Women’s Council of REALTORS® President and has served on ooooooodles of... Debra Trappen clean 48:01
Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride https://debratrappen.com/lioness-pride/ Sat, 11 Aug 2018 18:11:02 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23512 https://debratrappen.com/lioness-pride/#respond https://debratrappen.com/lioness-pride/feed/ 0 <p>Today’s episode is entitled Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride and it is a piece of my heart and soul.   I wrote this for a keynote I presented at the WomanUP!® Conference in June. You have heard and will continue to hear me talk about this magnificent MOVEMENT...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/lioness-pride/">Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Today’s episode is entitled Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride and it is a piece of my heart and soul.  

I wrote this for a keynote I presented at the WomanUP!® Conference in June. You have heard and will continue to hear me talk about this magnificent MOVEMENT I’m blessed to be partnering on with Sara Sutachan (one of my divine Lionesses) – the VP of Industry Relations at C.A.R.!  

During this episode, you will hear how you can intentionally review, design, and empower YOUR ultimate tribe – or as I like to call it – Your Lioness Pride.

There are also some truths on what to do when another woman doesn’t agree with you, isn’t in alignment with your values, or publicly gossips or humiliates others.

Put your seatbelt on for another moxie-filled message from me to you!

 


A little about the L.I.O.N.E.S.S.:

  • A group of lionesses is called a PRIDE.
  • Females in a lioness pride are considered equals and they work together to create a community.
  • They don’t form mean girl, gossip cliques or spend more time with any 1 specific lioness in a larger pride
  • They really get to know one another and when they meet, their lioness greeting ceremony (rubbing and low roaring that sounds like a purr) reaffirms their social ties.
  • They choose their pride members wisely. If a female shows a lack of confidence to meet and greet other lionesses, this sends a signal that it doesn’t belong in the pride and is treated as an intruder.
  • Lionesses know they can’t be everything to everyone.  So, the number of lionesses in a pride can be up to twenty. In other words – not every lioness is part of the same pride.

 

If you’ve been following this podcast long, you know my passion and purpose is empowering women. My mission is to encourage them to define their best life and then empower them to boldly and bravely, step into that life.

One thing that holds so many women back is the focus on and wreckage created when a woman doesn’t support another woman. I believe we need to overcome this before we can move confidently into our visions and voices… and I believe that starts with focusing on what matters, ditching the senseless hustle and waste of time of trying to get everyone on your side and living your life out loud and on purpose with your lioness pride.

We all know stories of women supporting one another.

We also all know stories of “that woman that didn’t support another woman”.

The problem is – the second set of stories is so much more provocative, that they tend to get all of the press and sadly, more of our mindspace.

Case in point.  I asked a powerful collection of women to share their stories with me.  

I received lots of short stories about women mentoring one another into their dream job or business, helping with young children having tantrums in public, late-night phone calls talking each other off the ledge, laughing and crying over wine, brushing each other’s hair when we are in the hospital, cooking meals and cleaning our homes when we couldn’t do it ourselves… when we need our friends – OUR PRIDE- they ARE there for US.  

1000%. ALL IN.

Now, even though I did not ask for them – I also received NUMEROUS long stories of women vs. women.  Stories of mentors being taken advantage of by their mentees, second wives horrible behavior against first wives, bosses not promoting them because they were jealous, women spreading lies about one another to get ahead at work, get a man at home, get-get-get.  The one common thread in EVERY SINGLE STORY was that the women who were in the “un-supporting role” were not women they knew well or at all, really. They were strangers or acquaintances. They were NOT part of their PRIDE.

It’s time for women to help raise each other up and stop feeding into toxic competition and comparison.

It’s time for us all to stop shaming each other when we don’t agree with another woman or support her agenda.

It’s time for us to take a more active role in our own prides – and calling each other out in our sacred spaces. Because THAT is where we can make a difference for ALL women.  

Why?

If we can collectively choose to thrive with each other even when we don’t share the same values or ethics we can truly be the change we seek. Ditching the gossip, shaming, and judgment, and embracing an inclusive, yet individualized sisterhood mantra is critical.  

Intentionally choosing our lioness pride is our responsibility so where do we start?  During the process of defining this – it became clear that in order to form a LIONESS pride – you must either know your own inner lioness or work on empowering her along the way.

So, let’s use the letters of LIONESS as a guide to describe the luscious layers of a lioness pride and how to identify and empower YOURS!

L: Leverage and complement your messages/mission

I: In alignment with your values.

O: Open to hearing the truth.

N: Network with Integrity (no gossip)

E: Empower and encourage you to be your bravest, best self.

S: Serve and strengthen each other.

S: Support you as you support them.

 

Listen here to hear more about each letter and layer!

 

My Dearests,

When you are part of the right PRIDE – you share a common vision and understanding of who you are, where you want to go, and the change you want to be.  

Not everyone in your pride will do things the same, but if you stay focused on the BIG VISION and mission – you will move mountains together.

Let’s all agree today to thrive together…

Let’s stop worrying about what everyone else is doing or who they are supporting and be the change we seek while having the times of our lives together! (Like these gals in the FRONT ROW!)

Ladies.

LIONESSES.

Never before have we had such an unfiltered opportunity to stand up, speak out, and create ripples of change as we do right now.

Let’s start here.

Let’s move forward from here.  

Let’s grow strong – from here.

Let’s ROAR TOGETHER – starting HERE!

xxoo,

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Today’s episode is entitled Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride and it is a piece of my heart and soul.   I wrote this for a keynote I presented at the WomanUP!® Conference in June. You have heard and will continue to hear me talk about this magnifice... Today’s episode is entitled Empowering Your L.I.O.N.E.S.S. Pride and it is a piece of my heart and soul.   I wrote this for a keynote I presented at the WomanUP!® Conference in June. You have heard and will continue to hear me talk about this magnificent MOVEMENT... Debra Trappen clean 26:06
Meet Barbara Betts * Compassionate. Nurturing. Connector. https://debratrappen.com/meet-barbara-betts-compassionate-nurturing-connector/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:11:22 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23471 https://debratrappen.com/meet-barbara-betts-compassionate-nurturing-connector/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-barbara-betts-compassionate-nurturing-connector/feed/ 0 <p>On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend and fellow power woman, Barb Betts.  We met at the WomanUP! conference in 2017 and became fast friends. This is the first of two interviews with her that I will be sharing…  In this first chat,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-barbara-betts-compassionate-nurturing-connector/">Meet Barbara Betts * Compassionate. Nurturing. Connector.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend and fellow power woman, Barb Betts.  We met at the WomanUP! conference in 2017 and became fast friends. This is the first of two interviews with her that I will be sharing… 
In this first chat, she is here to share her story, how she creates space for what matters, and how her compassion for others is woven deeply into her life and business.

 

A little about Barb:

Barb has been a licensed Realtor since 2003. Together with her husband, Harold, they recently opened their own brokerage, The Betts Realty Group.

For her entire career she has had a philosophy of “Real Estate by Relationship” and working primarily by referral. Working by referral allows her to take care of the people closest to her while relying on referrals to their friends, family, and associates. Recognized as a top producer, her true joy is in helping their clients reach their real estate goals, whether buying, selling or investing.

She has a passion for her industry and gives back by teaching and coaching other Realtors and is highly involved at the local and state levels. In her spare time you can find her at a dance event with her daughter or supporting her son in his professional baseball career.

 


Want the highlights?

 

1. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

Compassionate. Nurturing. Connector.

 

2. How do you live your purpose out loud?

Always trying to improve the lives of others.

Being the voice of reason for many.

Always building others up!

 

3. What do you do for FUN?

Anything with my husband and kids, travel, time with girlfriends…

 

4. What is your ‘superpower’?

Oh my goodness….too many! Thinking I can do it all! Worrying too much about what others think. Trying to fix everyone’s problem and not realizing there are some I just can’t fix.

I would say it’s my ability to see what is going on with something or someone when others don’t notice. I can figure out when there are problems brewing or when someone is “off”, very good emotional intelligence!!!!!

 

5. What is your favorite topic to teach/talk about?

Life balance, being a great mom, and business owner.

Real Estate….the relational way!

 

Get ready for a #WomanUP follow-up chat with Barbara about the process of opening her brokerage!

 

Don’t miss her final advice starting at 23:20.

 


How can the Fire Up! community reach you?

Facebook: facebook.com/bettsbarb

Website: thebettsrealtygroup.com

Instagram: instagram.com/barbbetts

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On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend and fellow power woman, Barb Betts.  We met at the WomanUP! conference in 2017 and became fast friends. This is the first of two interviews with her that I will be sharing…  In this first chat,... On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend and fellow power woman, Barb Betts.  We met at the WomanUP! conference in 2017 and became fast friends. This is the first of two interviews with her that I will be sharing…  In this first chat,... Debra Trappen clean 38:17
Meet Sara Sutachan * #WomanUP Co-Founder https://debratrappen.com/meet-sara-sutachan/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:11:15 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23314 https://debratrappen.com/meet-sara-sutachan/#comments https://debratrappen.com/meet-sara-sutachan/feed/ 1 <p>Today’s Fire Up Chat is brought to you by the California Association of REALTOR® WomanUp Initiative. If you are a woman who owns or wants to own a brokerage or someone who believes in and supports women in brokerage ownership – THIS is the place...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-sara-sutachan/">Meet Sara Sutachan * #WomanUP Co-Founder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Today’s Fire Up Chat is brought to you by the California Association of REALTOR® WomanUp Initiative. If you are a woman who owns or wants to own a brokerage or someone who believes in and supports women in brokerage ownership – THIS is the place to be to connect with your tribe and move things forward. Visit car.org/womanUP for details.

On today’s episode, I am chatting with a dear friend, fellow power woman, and the co-founder of the WomanUP movement, Sara Sutachan.  We met on Facebook Live to have a conversation about the story behind the WomanUP™ Movement, what’s coming next, and how YOU can be part of it all!

 

A bit more on Sara:

Sara oversees industry and broker relations, membership development and strategic initiatives for the California Association of REALTORS®. She is closely involved in the Association’s strategic planning efforts and is a well-known speaker in California’s real estate community.

Sara is the co-creator of WomanUP!®, C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative designed to close the gender gap in the leadership of real estate firms. In her passion to affect change in this arena, Sara is dedicated to the empowerment of women through research, professional development, events, mentoring, and creating a community of advocates and support.

Sara is also responsible for identifying, building, maintaining, and reaching out to California Brokers in order to gain insights and spot emerging trends in the industry. In this role, she helps the Association establish vision, identify new and emerging opportunities and relationships, and is responsible for implementing key strategic initiatives.

With a background in real estate finance and consumer research, she continues to provide significant input, analysis, economic theory and interpretation to housing market trends with specific emphasis on real estate finance.


WHY DOES WomanUP!® EXIST?

Although the WomanUP!®  was sparked in California to inspire women to step into brokerage leadership in the state, C.A.R. is now taking it across the nation!

 

WHO IS PART OF THE WomanUP!® MOVEMENT?

 

It’s for women who already own and lead a real estate brokerage.
WomanUP!® is a community where you can mentor, share your experiences, your best practices, your failures, and your wisdom. This community is here to support you on your brokerage leadership journey and help you build a brighter tomorrow inside your organization.

 

It’s for women who want to own and lead a real estate brokerage.
WomanUP!® is a community for you to come and learn from experienced brokerage owners and leaders. It’s a place where you will hear best practices, embrace the power of failure, and learn from the brilliant, collective wisdom.

It’s for everyone who wants to support and empower these woman.
We recognize that not everyone wants to be a brokerage owner, but there are so many out there who want to support women who are and do. WomanUP!® is for you, too.

 

WHAT DOES THE WomanUP!® COMMUNITY OFFER?

 

Our community (both online and offline) is a place for you to come and support, encourage, educate, and learn from these women.

WomanUP!®  community members seek out our events because they crave a community that is based on cultivating a learning mindset, exploring opportunities to contribute, embracing strengths, and surrounding yourself with supportive people.

Join us on our Facebook Group and be sure to connect with us over on Instagram!

 

SHARE YOUR STORY INITIATIVE 

 

We are currently seeking to uncover hidden stories of women in brokerage leadership in the state of California. If you are or know an awesome brokerage owner/leader in another state, we would LOVE to know about her, too.

Please fill out the form here.

WANT TO SPONSOR WomanUP!®?

Join us a local, regional, or national sponsor and help us take the mission across the country!

FILL OUT THIS FORM

WANT TO BRING THE WomanUP!® TO YOUR REGION?

We want to make it easy as possible for you to bring the WomanUP!® Movement’s message and mission to your region! Our team will work with you to put together.

FILL OUT THIS FORM

WHAT’S THE DATA BEHIND THE WomanUP!® MOVEMENT?

We are excited to release our white paper, “C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative: How Women Brokers are Reinventing Leadership in the 21st Century”. In it, C.A.R. evaluates data from its 2017 Membership Survey, National Association of REALTORS®, the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE), Inman and Bernice Ross also interviews a cross-section of California’s women brokers and presents her research.

 


 

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Today’s Fire Up Chat is brought to you by the California Association of REALTOR® WomanUp Initiative. If you are a woman who owns or wants to own a brokerage or someone who believes in and supports women in brokerage ownership – THIS is the place... Today’s Fire Up Chat is brought to you by the California Association of REALTOR® WomanUp Initiative. If you are a woman who owns or wants to own a brokerage or someone who believes in and supports women in brokerage ownership – THIS is the place... Debra Trappen clean 55:54
Meet Tina Mitchell * Journey With Me! https://debratrappen.com/meet-tina-mitchell/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:11:50 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23089 https://debratrappen.com/meet-tina-mitchell/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-tina-mitchell/feed/ 0 <p>This episode is packed with a divine chat with Tina Mitchell. Tina and I met through our volunteering at the Seattle-Metro Women’s Council of REALTORS®! We have partnered on so many projects together, she has invited me on her radio show “The Money Hour” several...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-tina-mitchell/">Meet Tina Mitchell * Journey With Me!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> This episode is packed with a divine chat with Tina Mitchell. Tina and I met through our volunteering at the Seattle-Metro Women’s Council of REALTORS®! We have partnered on so many projects together, she has invited me on her radio show “The Money Hour” several times, and has sponsored several of my Fire Up! events here in the Seattle area.  I am so excited for you to meet Tina… Here we go!


Tina Mitchell has been in the mortgage industry for over 2 decades. She has been recognized during her career in the top 1% in the nation and is the founder and owner of Mortgage Triangle Software.

Tina is highly respected in the real estate community and has been awarded Partner Of The Year from Washington REALTORS®, Media Of The Year from Seattle King County REALTORS® and Member Of The Year from Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

She is a radio show personality and the host of The Money Hour on 1150 AM KKNW. Tina is also a keynote speaker, coach, and author of Journey With Me.

What Tina is most proud of is her work with homeless women. She shares her own story of Tragedy into Triumph with The House of Hope, Mary’s Place, The Hoff Foundation and Esther’s place.    

 

 


Without further ado, here are the notes from our chat:

1. How do you define SUCCESS?  

I would define success, as knowing who you are, being proud of who you are and living your life as the person you are meant to be.

2. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST and why!

This is an easy answer, it’s my personal core practices… Dream, Be Alert and Learn To Fail.

Dream: My personal motto is “Live Your Dream Now”

“Happiness is simple. Have a dream, the intention to make it happen and a plan to get there.”

Dreams are powerful and so are you if you dream big. Dreams allow you to operate from imagination not memory. Imagination has no limitations. See the person you want to become and the life you want to live. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Be alert: “Wake up every morning alert to all the surprises waiting just for you. When you watch for them, they show up everywhere and what an amazing day it will be.”

To be alert is not to miss a moment in your life. It’s about creating positive triggers you can reflect back to when something is not going your way or you feel someone is treating you unfairly. If you watch for the small miracles, they show up every day all day long. If you are waiting for the big miracles, you may be waiting a long time. Focus on the good in life and see how your life will change. Be happy in this moment and see how you will alter your future moments. Ordinary moments become defining moments when you embrace them. Get busy living life of life will live you. Think about what you may miss out on if you do not.

Learn to fail: “Life is balance with no exceptions. Every failure has a gain waiting on the other side. Make the decision to look for the gain and not focus on the loss.

Only after accepting that failures were a part of life was I able to benefit from them. Be willing to fail and success will be yours. If you have not failed, you are not trying hard enough and you will never reach the success you want in life. Just because you lost, doesn’t make you a loser. Just because you failed, doesn’t make you a failure.

 

3. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I was in speech therapy all through elementary school and terrified to speak in front of groups.

4. If you could go back 11 years – what would you tell yourself?  

You are beautiful and you have a gift to share with the world. I believe each of us a very special and unique gift. Our journey in life is to discover that gift and share it with the world.

5. What is one habit you are trying to build?

The one habit I have already built but will forever being continuing to master it, is one-timing.

The mindset to create this habit is…

Rejoining the small success in your business. Always looking to take the hard road. The hard road represents change. The majority will do anything to avoid change and this is devastating to your business growth and success. And the last is embrace your failures. In business, your problems, challenges, and mistakes will lead you to the solution. Did you know that Thomas Edison had to fail 10,000 times before he created the light bulb? He credited his success to these failures.

6. What books are you reading and/or podcasts are you listening to?

I’m not reading a book now. I listen to my motivational clips as these keep me in the best space for motivation, inspiration, and creativity. I listen to a lot of Tony Robbins, Less Brown, Eric Thompson and Tom Bilyeu.

7. What is your ‘superpower’? 

Inspiration – I believe my gift is the gift of inspiration and to share how to live your dream now. The avenue I use to help people get here is by sharing my one-time your business philosophy. If you have control of your business then you have control of your life and that is when magical things will happen for you.

8. What does a “perfect day” in your life look/feel like?

Living and embracing every second of my day. That is a perfect day for me.

9. Do you use any of these daily practices?

Affirmations, Meditation, Visualization

10. What is your ONE WORD for the next 12 months? Why?   

That is funny you ask that because I just wrote a poem and had it put on a canvas with this year’s word “Transformation”

Half A Century Old
I am smarter, I am wiser
I’m a survivor and a warrior
Only now, do I truly have the strength I need to conquer the world.
I remember hearing when I was younger.
“With age comes wisdom.”
And now I understand.

11. What is your favorite way to spend your time away from work/responsibility?

Like anyone else, I love spending time with my family, friends. I love to travel and spend time in nature and play with my dog. But what balances me is giving back to my community. I do a lot of work with homeless women sharing my message of tragedy to triumph and how they too can turn their tragedies into triumphs and can live their dream now.

 

Want to get in touch with Tina?
Looking for links we shared during the show?

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This episode is packed with a divine chat with Tina Mitchell. Tina and I met through our volunteering at the Seattle-Metro Women’s Council of REALTORS®! We have partnered on so many projects together, she has invited me on her radio show “The Money Hou... This episode is packed with a divine chat with Tina Mitchell. Tina and I met through our volunteering at the Seattle-Metro Women’s Council of REALTORS®! We have partnered on so many projects together, she has invited me on her radio show “The Money Hour” several... Debra Trappen clean 43:56
Meet Lori Namazi * Humble – Genuine – Gracious https://debratrappen.com/meet-lori-namazi/ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:11:03 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22999 https://debratrappen.com/meet-lori-namazi/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-lori-namazi/feed/ 0 <p>On today’s episode, I am chatting with Lori Namazi. She is one of the fabulous gals in my women’s group on Facebook and I can’t wait for you to meet her. She is humble, genuine, and gracious. So, without further ado… let me introduce you...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-lori-namazi/">Meet Lori Namazi * Humble – Genuine – Gracious</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> On today’s episode, I am chatting with Lori Namazi. She is one of the fabulous gals in my women’s group on Facebook and I can’t wait for you to meet her. She is humble, genuine, and gracious. So, without further ado… let me introduce you to Lori Namazi.


Meet the fabulous Lori Namazi!

Lori began her career in real estate 15 years ago and for the last 2 years has been the Corporate Broker of Record for an independent brokerage.

She was this brokerage’s FIRST female Exec and broker of record for the brokerage… woot!

Lori was responsible for 1850 licensees in 20 offices across 3 counties in Southern California. As an accomplished operations executive and natural leader, she focuses her efforts on personnel development and improving interdepartmental operational efficiencies.

She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership; is a self-proclaimed life-long learner; a proud mother of 2 amazing and independent daughters; and the wife of the man who makes her laugh so hard she almost pees herself.               

 

Her three words:

Humility/Humble – I am just me. I’m no one special. What I do is what is supposed to be done. Although, eventually I need to get better at bragging about my accomplishments.

Genuine – I don’t exaggerate and if I give you a compliment, it’s because I believe it in my soul. It’s sharing my feelings honestly and with vulnerability.

Grace – Describing myself as both humble and genuine, I honestly believe that there are few people that demonstrate grace, yet I believe that I do. It’s a rare trait and I’ve been told that I have it. It’s the ability to be calm (see question 4); provide constructive and supportive feedback; have a filter when speaking in public audiences, and deliver a presentation confidently and be interesting so people want to hear what you have to say. It’s what I strive for when I think of the public image I want to display.   

How Lori Lives Her Purpose Out Loud:

I haven’t figured out what my purpose is yet. In the meantime, I just try to be a good and productive human being. I try to be the person my pets think I am.

Soultank Time:

I love to drive my convertible with my husband or my favorite girls – my daughters and my sister. Also, I really enjoy sitting around the table with friends just talking and enjoying each other’s company. Usually, it involves an adult beverage. (She makes a famous MOJITO!)

Her Superpower:

I have a calming effect on people. When others explode, I’m calm. One of my employees once told me a bomb could go off outside my window and I would remain calm. I just figure it’s not necessary to overreact when I don’t even have all of the information to know what is going on. But there is a fine line between calm and sleepy. I’m not sleepy. I don’t have a cape but if I did, it would have a minion on it. I love those guys!  

Fave topics to talk about and teach:

I love to mentor young professionals who demonstrate potential but need someone to invest in them to help them achieve what they didn’t even know was possible. I have mentored at least 15 employees over the years on to successful management roles.

 

Want to get in touch with Lori?
You can shoot her an email: lorinamazi @ gmail.com

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On today’s episode, I am chatting with Lori Namazi. She is one of the fabulous gals in my women’s group on Facebook and I can’t wait for you to meet her. She is humble, genuine, and gracious. So, without further ado… let me introduce you... On today’s episode, I am chatting with Lori Namazi. She is one of the fabulous gals in my women’s group on Facebook and I can’t wait for you to meet her. She is humble, genuine, and gracious. So, without further ado… let me introduce you... Debra Trappen clean 36:16
Meet Molly McKinley * Meditation + Yoga + Marketing https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-molly/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:11:02 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22793 https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-molly/#respond https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-molly/feed/ 0 <p>I invited my friend Molly to join me for a chat on my private Facebook group for Power Women who are building their slice of the Kingdom from the corner office, couch, cubicle, or carpool lane. ;)  Our chat was packed with divine inspiration and...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-molly/">Meet Molly McKinley * Meditation + Yoga + Marketing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> I invited my friend Molly to join me for a chat on my private Facebook group for Power Women who are building their slice of the Kingdom from the corner office, couch, cubicle, or carpool lane. ;)  Our chat was packed with divine inspiration and she also shared about her killer new role at relola.com, so I thought it would be fun to also share our chat on the podcast this month.  Thank you for the grace around the repurposing – I am believing you will love this chat as much as I do!  If you prefer to watch our chat, you can pop over to my YouTube channel here.  Don’t miss the fun info at the end and the details to WIN AN APPLE WATCH!  Wahooo!


Meet the fabulous Mz. Molly McKinley!

She is a senior public relations and integrated marketing strategist with over 18 years of experience launching new products and brands. Molly loves a good challenge and has worked with companies of all sizes from global corporations to start-ups.

Her roots are from a traditional PR agency background that has crossed over into all things digital– from SEO and link building to using data to understand how the web meets business and marketing goals. She’s passionate about finding relevant and creative ways to share stories that resonate and connect with target audiences via the most appropriate outlets.

Molly is a yoga teaching, dog loving, gardener who spends any free moment with her 3 kids and wife.          

Her three words:

Observant, kind, determined.

Observant because I prefer to watch and listen vs speaking. I learn more that way and can get to the truth faster.

Kind because I strive to see the goodness in everyone.

Determined because I will outwork anyone and won’t give up until all goals are achieved.

How Molly Lives Out Loud:

I believe in radical transparency. I’m a wide open book personally and professionally and love to teach, share and give.            

Soultank Time:

I do yoga whenever I have a free moment. I love to camp, hike, read, travel and hang with friends and family.          

Her Superpower:

My superpower is to see the goodness in others. I see and feel who I need to get to know and it always turns out to be just the right connection. This power doesn’t require a cape, but I cannot confirm or deny whether or not there is something extra in my glasses. ;)

Fave topics:

I love to teach about marketing as well as meditation techniques. And, if you combine the zen of marketing with meditation, then BAM, that’s my happy place.                                                                                                


Marketing LOCAL is such a HOT TOPIC and I know you are passionate about helping each of us share our communities with heart and soul. 

With the free Relola app, you can pin local features to your interactive map and share them on your social channels. That means you share your expert Insights on the businesses, listings or locations that make your community special! Add the most pins to your map before January 1 and you’ll win the Apple Watch!

The winner will be notified on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 2pm PST

Details: https://info.relola.com/winapplewatch



Fire Up Community:

Here is how WE can help Molly and her team SLAY their engagement goals for 2017. Let’s join them as co-creators of the FIRST SOCIAL NETWORK created by women. Let’s take action and help them SHINE so brightly – they can’t be ignored.

1: go to relola.com and download the app
2: start adding your favorite things in your community to the map
3: share your favorite places with your social circles 
4: share any/all feedback with molly@relola.com

Molly will keep us updated along the way on who is rocking the

Relola

pins and close to winning the Apple Watch!!

More details:

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I invited my friend Molly to join me for a chat on my private Facebook group for Power Women who are building their slice of the Kingdom from the corner office, couch, cubicle, or carpool lane. ;)  Our chat was packed with divine inspiration and... I invited my friend Molly to join me for a chat on my private Facebook group for Power Women who are building their slice of the Kingdom from the corner office, couch, cubicle, or carpool lane. ;)  Our chat was packed with divine inspiration and... Debra Trappen clean 55:54
The Power Of You Story https://debratrappen.com/powerofyou/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:02:04 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22727 https://debratrappen.com/powerofyou/#respond https://debratrappen.com/powerofyou/feed/ 0 <p>Today’s Fire Up message is packed with sass and moxie (like usual) around a new collaborative project I am working on called The Power Of You. It was created for entrepreneurs who serve their communities as consultant, coaches, speakers, authors, bloggers, podcasters – you get...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/powerofyou/">The Power Of You Story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Today’s Fire Up message is packed with sass and moxie (like usual) around a new collaborative project I am working on called The Power Of You.

It was created for entrepreneurs who serve their communities as consultant, coaches, speakers, authors, bloggers, podcasters – you get the picture!

Those of us who wake up smiling (ok, maybe even smirking) as we celebrate our successes yet deep down we know there is more out there!

Let me ask you:

Are your days swirling by and those big goals you have written down, are slipping by as you fiercely work IN your business?

Are you dreaming of sharing your message on a larger stage, writing a best-selling book, or securing fabulous new clients to get you from your 6-figure income to that elusive 7-figures?

Maybe you are actually waking up and obsessing over what your so-called competition is doing and it is driving you crazy…  I get it.

You know my heart’s desire is for you to have a life and business you have always dreamed of having.  Finally being able to live your life out loud and on purpose, serving those you are meant to, with a mission you are proud to share – and a confidence that crushes the curiosity of what your competition is doing.

I want to help you tap into all the unique, magnetic qualities that come naturally to you (and ignite your soul) to build your empire.

I also want to share truths to transform your business into one that invigorates you, inspires your audience, and drives dramatic growth on a daily basis, but I know I can’t do that all on my own.

While vision-casting 2018, forming a collaboration was on my radar. Then, I started talking with Rebekah Radice and the plan became more and more clear. She is a award-winning Marketing Performance Strategist and one of my business besties! She helps entrepreneurs and solopreneurs like us build a rock solid marketing plan to win more customers, increase revenue, and gain the competitive edge!

So, here we are and tomorrow is our first masterclass to test the waters!

Our decision to put this together for you was ignited by the desire we both had to stop chasing the hustle. You know the manic mantra so many preach and glorify these days. The idea that doing more and creating more is the only way to succeed. It didn’t resonate with us, so we ditched it and decided to build something around our own definition of success that was a LOT less stressful.  We wanted to travel more, mentor/volunteer more, and spend more time with loved ones…

If designing a life and business around your unique version of success sounds like a dream come true, believe us when we say… it can be your reality. But it’s going to take gumption. Yes, gumption.  Don’t you just love that word? The definition of gumption is“spirited initiative and resourcefulness.”You will need it to stop living life on everyone else’s terms and embrace who you are, what you do better than anyone else, and what it is that sets your soul on fire. The sass you sprinkle along the way makes it all a bit more fun. *wink*

If you’re tired of trudging through each day, struggling to find that elusive “work/life balance” (oh,Bek and I will be talking ALL about the word balance, Sisters!) you need to take a small step back to move forward in a BIG way.  In this masterclass, we’ll help you declare what personal and professional success truly looks and feels like TO YOU. We will define key elements including your personal and company values, your favorite soul moments, and your divine purpose.  Setting values-based goals, embracing life-changing habits, and designing self-talk time that elevates your mindset and boosts your attitude in all areas of your life will be woven throughout our time together.

Join us on this journey and we promise to help you get out of the 5am to 9pm hamster wheel, stop the hectic lifestyle you’re currently living, and build a thriving life and business on YOUR terms.

We’re pulling back the curtain and revealing our systems and processes that will arm you with what you need to make massive impact! We have also put together sassy challenges to keep you honest and on track with the goals you are setting for yourself, so in other words – we’ve got your back.

We WANT you to succeed. 

We want you to slay the dragon and take your Kingdom by storm – with feisty intention and fierce focus.

We believe you can do this.

Do you?

If you’re ready we will help you make better connections, write that book you’ve been dying to launch, speak on a bigger stage, and grow your business in a way you never thought possible…

Say“Yes” to YOURSELF.

Say YES to success and sign up for our masterclass today!

Pop on over here and learn all about the 3 layers and all of the goodies we will be sharing!

Smooches!

 


Sneak peek at the Power Of You layers…

Layer 1: THE DESIGNING

In this layer, we’ll help you define the best version of YOU, the elements of your personal code, business brand and mission you want to share with your audience, and how to weave it all together to identify who your ideal client truly is.

  • Define your personal values, passion, and purpose.
  • Define your business values and company why
  • Identify your ideal client/audience.

 

Layer 2: THE PLANNING

Like any other project, infrastructure creates the solid foundation your business and brand need to thrive and grow. In this layer, we’ll discuss key elements to planning your daily success habits, marketing systems, and business skills that every sassy entrepreneur must have to stay focused, consistent, and always looking towards the future.

  • Commit to 2+ values-based personal and business goals
  • Choose a key habit to implement or hone over the next 30 days
  • Complete competitive research on where your ideal client is online
  • Create a 30 day, repeatable digital marketing strategy

 

Layer 3: THE GROWING

Tired of trying to connect with the right customers, and hoping that someday your business growth will skyrocket? In this layer, we’ll give you the strategies, processes, and tools to make that 6, 7, or 8 figure lifestyle a reality. We’ll discuss the growth strategies used by the best and brightest, those women that are not just surviving, but thriving in their life and business.

  • Create one email marketing campaign/click funnel
  • Package Up Your Expertise and Deliver It Online
  • Top 3 Tools To Grow Your Business
  • Implementing Positive Self-Talk and Affirmations
  • Taking Your Life Vision To A Whole New Level

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Today’s Fire Up message is packed with sass and moxie (like usual) around a new collaborative project I am working on called The Power Of You. It was created for entrepreneurs who serve their communities as consultant, coaches, speakers, authors, Today’s Fire Up message is packed with sass and moxie (like usual) around a new collaborative project I am working on called The Power Of You. It was created for entrepreneurs who serve their communities as consultant, coaches, speakers, authors, bloggers, podcasters – you get... Debra Trappen clean 7:02
You Are Worthy https://debratrappen.com/youareworthy/ Tue, 31 Oct 2017 01:07:44 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22635 https://debratrappen.com/youareworthy/#respond https://debratrappen.com/youareworthy/feed/ 0 <p>  Lately, I have been seeing and having quite a few conversations about three of my least favorite words to focus on: competition, comparing and copying. When we are in times packed with change – especially change we did not want – we tend to cling to our negative...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/youareworthy/">You Are Worthy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

 

Lately, I have been seeing and having quite a few conversations about three of my least favorite words to focus on: competition, comparing and copying.

When we are in times packed with change – especially change we did not want – we tend to cling to our negative or fear-filled thoughts.  We block out the still small voice cheering us on and believe the voice inside our head that says we are not good enough, smart enough, worthy enough.

We start looking at what everyone else is doing or saying,(mostly online where things are nipped and tucked to perfection)… and compare ourselves to those fab highlight reels.

Now, I am going to get on my sassy redhead soapbox for a moment, so put your listening ears and seatbelts on…

YOU are here for a purpose.
Yes, my dear – YOU.
No one else can do what YOU do for the people you are MEANT TO SERVE.
Period.

I am challenging you – right here, right now:

Stop focusing on what others are doing or saying.
Seriously STOP IT.
It is a waste of your time.
It is stealing your joy and success.

Instead – start focusing on investing your time wisely:

  • Finally get comfortable in your skin…
  • Be intentional with your self-care choices…
  • Drink more water and stretch more often…
  • Connect with your loved ones and send them your
  • Define your personal code…
  • Claim your core values… and live by them.
  • Use your values as a guide while you write out YOUR GOALS…
  • Fill your soultank by sharing time with those you love doing what you love to do.
  • Sprinkle your purpose over those you are meant to serve and stop chasing those you are not meant to.
  • Drown your bad habits out by filling your life with magnificent, positive habits that bring you joy, peace, and success.
  • Be grateful for what you have in your hands.
  • Thank God for the blessings you are walking in right now.

Live in your moments.

Your REAL MOMENTS.

B-R-E-A-T-H-E.

Now – a little sass about the flip side:
When you are the one in a season of “abundance, expansion, and success” CHECK YOURSELF. Make sure you are elevating your world by inspiring others to embrace their power…

Use your success as a platform to help motivate, not as a look at “ME ME ME” megaphone.

*cough*
…can I hear an amen?

Ultimately, never forget:

YOU are born an original…
Don’t live like a copy.
Find YOUR voice.
Embrace YOUR uniqueness.

Repeat after me:
I am a magnificent, original masterpiece.
I am more than enough.
I am open to receiving more joy, success, and peace.
I am fully equipped to slay my sassy mission.

My darlings, YOU ARE WORTHY.

Now, go out into your world and sparkle, shine, and inspire.

xxoo,

 

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  Lately, I have been seeing and having quite a few conversations about three of my least favorite words to focus on: competition, comparing and copying. When we are in times packed with change – especially change we did not want – we tend to cling to ...   Lately, I have been seeing and having quite a few conversations about three of my least favorite words to focus on: competition, comparing and copying. When we are in times packed with change – especially change we did not want – we tend to cling to our negative... Debra Trappen clean 5:57
CHAT: Fearlessly Fail Forward w/ Vija Williams https://debratrappen.com/fearlessly-fail-forward-vija/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:59:43 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22537 https://debratrappen.com/fearlessly-fail-forward-vija/#respond https://debratrappen.com/fearlessly-fail-forward-vija/feed/ 0 <p>In this episode, Vija and I cover everything from her passions for real estate, baths, carbs, and exercise… to her fearless, fabulous perspective on FAILURE! Put your seatbelt on – this is going to be a wild ride!     Prefer to listen on Stitcher ?...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fearlessly-fail-forward-vija/">CHAT: Fearlessly Fail Forward w/ Vija Williams</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> In this episode, Vija and I cover everything from her passions for real estate, baths, carbs, and exercise… to her fearless, fabulous perspective on FAILURE!

Put your seatbelt on – this is going to be a wild ride!

 

 

Prefer to listen on Stitcher ?


Meet Vija Williams. She is based in my hood here in the Seattle area. She heads an award winning team of real estate specialists in the greater Seattle area focusing on the move-up and luxury segments. The Vija Team is the #1 residential resale real estate team at the Keller Williams Eastside office and is in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Keller Williams Worldwide has over 140,000 agents.

Vija entered the residential real estate industry in 2001 after a successful career doing marketing and sales for builders and developers. She has been an award winning Realtor ever since, consistently performing in the top 1% of the nation in sales volume. In 2009-10 Vija took time off to have her third child. She researched and assessed the shifted market and re-entered the industry at a new brokerage, Keller Williams, in January 2011, intentionally targeting the upper-end real estate market. As a result of this renewed focus and energy, Vija tripled her luxury portfolio by 2013. She closed $9M in sales in 2012, and finished 2016 at $69M in sold volume with over 30% in the high-end and luxury segment.

She has appeared on stage at real estate conferences around the country including the main stage with Gary Keller at the “Family Reunion,” and “Mega Camp,” Keller Williams’ two national events. She was a keynote presenter at the prestigious Inman Connect conference August of 2017. She has participated on many real estate association panels. She co-hosted a weekly radio show in the Seattle area called “Real Estate Radio Via Vija” which aired on KKNW 1150 AM and Blog Talk Radio. She was a featured speaker at the Zillow Summit event in Las Vegas in October 2016. She hosts a weekly vlog titled: “Friday Coffee with Vija” featured on YouTube and VijaCentral.com.

She is in demand as a trainer teaching agents how to increase their price point and move into the luxury market with her groundbreaking “Move Into Luxury: Double your Price Point in Two Years” class that she teaches around the country. Vija is in the coveted Gary Keller Mastermind Top Agent Group at Keller Williams. Vija is a MAPS coach, which is the Keller Williams coaching company, and she coaches agents in productivity, increasing their price points, and team growth.

A Seattle area native, Vija graduated from University Prep High School in Seattle. She received a BA in Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She has been married to her husband Ben Williams for 20 years and lives in Kirkland, WA with her three highly active kids aged 7, 14, and 16.

 


 

What does success mean to Vija?

Success to me is when my agents and employees hit and exceed their goals and THEY become successful.

Three words that describe Vija?

Focused. Intense. Growth-minded (is that one or two words?!!)

Her favorite mistake?

Losing almost my entire team. It was devastating at the time. I learned how to be a better leader, and who I need along side me so that we all succeed and are happy.

What is something about Vija that would surprise you?

She loves taking a bath every night!

(BONUS ANSWER: With all of my health and fitness focus, I am addicted to sugar and carbs!!! I just ate a donut because it was in the office kitchen darnit.)

Advice Vija would give to herself 10 years ago?

Fail forward bigger and quicker. Take big swings. Don’t be scared to fail. Go Big. Think big. Operate in a mode of “what would I do if I wasn’t scared?”

What inspires Vija?

My people and their success. They are here at my company because they believe that I will grow a large empire big enough to make their worlds grow big. That knowledge drives me to push myself and others to grow bigger: to provide massive opportunity to a large amount of people.

Her top three soultank activities?

OMG exercise. I work out 5-6 days a week at FlyWheel doing spin and barre. It’s seriously my savior. Secondly, I use the 5-minute journal app every morning and I love it. Thirdly, and not last, anytime with my family. That should be first but to be honest, exercise jumped out at me LOL!

What is Vija’s superpower?

My ability to focus on a primary directive and ignore most everything else. It drives people around me crazy but I’m relentless about my “one thing.”

What does her perfect day look like?

It would start with 2 amazing cups of coffee. It couldn’t be a perfect day without starting with coffee. That’s all I can think about. The coffee. Oh, friends, good food, and it would definitely end with wine.

Vija’s daily practices?

Affirmations, Prayer, Exercise –  5-minute journal

What is Vija’s ONE WORD?

Engagement. Because I lost nearly every team member I had because I mentally and physically checked out. I work a lot of hours and don’t get as much time with my family as I always want. So for all of those reasons, when I am with my inner circle of leaders, company members and family, I am focused on 100% engagement and mindfulness when I am with them.

Final advice from Vija?

I am a woman business owner who wants to grow a massive real estate empire. I don’t shy away from saying that. I like being that voice because I think a lot of times with women it’s about touchy feely stuff and we don’t always have a female voice that is about massive growth and entrepreneurship like a lot of men. Women are aggressive and driven too and that’s awesome. Not all of us are like that and that’s awesome. I am. This is my calling. I don’t shy away from it and I love talking about it.

 


 

Connect with Vija:

http://www.twitter.com/viavija
https://www.facebook.com/VijaTeam
http://www.linkedin.com/in/vijawilliams
https://www.instagram.com/viavija

 

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In this episode, Vija and I cover everything from her passions for real estate, baths, carbs, and exercise… to her fearless, fabulous perspective on FAILURE! Put your seatbelt on – this is going to be a wild ride!     Prefer to listen on Stitcher ?... In this episode, Vija and I cover everything from her passions for real estate, baths, carbs, and exercise… to her fearless, fabulous perspective on FAILURE! Put your seatbelt on – this is going to be a wild ride!     Prefer to listen on Stitcher ?... Debra Trappen clean 36:56
Embracing Your Uniqueness https://debratrappen.com/embracing-your-uniqueness/ Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:11:53 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22530 https://debratrappen.com/embracing-your-uniqueness/#respond https://debratrappen.com/embracing-your-uniqueness/feed/ 0 <p>This message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers. Podcast Transcript: This Fire Up podcast message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers.   I believe one...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/embracing-your-uniqueness/">Embracing Your Uniqueness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> This message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers.


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This Fire Up podcast message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers.

 

I believe one of the key ingredients of a magnificently magnetic personal brand includes embracing the true, unique essence of YOU. Those wild, random, amazing talents and superpowers you may or may not be sharing with others on a daily basis.

 

If you desire to build a successful business and life you love – you must recognize and define those attributes and talents that are uniquely YOU. When you boldly embrace who you are meant to be, and declare what fires you up, you attract the right relationships, clients, and business partners.  Sounds pretty simple, right?

 

So, what makes you unique?  List it all out…

 

Not quite sure? Start by asking yourself a few questions:
1. What (talent, skill, magic) am I know for in my sphere?

2. What do people always come to me for when they are in need?

3. What activity or task do I LOVE and could do blindfolded, in my sleep, with one hand tied behind my back?  (you get the idea!)

Some of my favorites shared and discovered throughout the years:  Toddler Whisperer (awesome!), Chocolate Chip Cookie Baker, Encourager, Wicked Organizer, Queen of Comforting, and Creative Spark!
As you can see, your unique talents and superpowers come in many forms!

 

Maybe yours is like mine – the truth seeing and teller… the ideastormer who helps others find clarity in their chaos.

 

Whatever your unique talents are – they are YOURS.  They are not unique on their own – YOU make them unique with your signature sass… you change the world with yours by sharing these talents with those you are meant to serve and do life with… they are looking for YOU and how YOU sprinkle your superpower.

 

In a nutshell, you’ll know something fits the category when it fires you up and fills your soultank, when you’re enjoying the process, and/or when you would do whatever it is for FREE (or PAY to do it)!

 

Okay, now that you have defined yours, ask yourself:
“Am I truly tapping into and leveraging what makes me unique?”
What I mean by this is–> Do your work or hobbies TRULY TAP INTO your talents?
Why does this matter?

 

Simply put – you can build up knowledge and fill the gaps around your weakest areas to get a promo… however, working, owning, and rocking out to your super talents and powers will take you as far as you wish to go – and beyond what you could have ever dreamed or imagined!

It is pretty easy to guess which one most of us would choose.

Are you ready to get REAL with your superhero self, rock out your defined niche, and achieve your full potential?

Repeat after me:

I am fully equipped to achieve anything I envision when I allow my true superpowers to SHINE… 

(Cape not required to participate in this mantra, but one is absolutely encouraged.)

Alright, now repeat it again.

This time stand up and stretch your arms and hands above your head.

Go on, I will wait.

Great job.  You KNOW that felt amazing.

Note: If you didn’t try it standing up “with your hands in the air like you just don’t care”… you only cheated yourself.   The rest of us have HUGE smiles on our faces… (Of course, if you are DRIVING, you can always come back and join in the fun when you are at your destination!)

We all have our own Wonder Woman or Iron Man powers inside us…  Stop hiding yours.

If you have a freak flag – FLY IT HIGH.

Don’t make yourself small so others feel better.

The world deserves your brand of SUPERPOWER sass, style, and spunk!

As always, thank you for joining me today.

Until next time… Remember to look for and embrace those Fire Up opportunities to engage, elevate, and empower your world.

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This message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers. Podcast Transcript: This Fire Up podcast message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers. This message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers. Podcast Transcript: This Fire Up podcast message is packed with sass and moxie as we dive into embracing your unique talents and superpowers.   I believe one... Debra Trappen clean 6:49
Meet Lesley Lambert * Tenacious. Compassionate. Silly. https://debratrappen.com/meet-lesley-lambert/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:11:38 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23193 https://debratrappen.com/meet-lesley-lambert/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-lesley-lambert/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-lesley-lambert/">Meet Lesley Lambert * Tenacious. Compassionate. Silly.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Welcome to the Fire Up Power Chat podcast series. Today’s episode I am interviewing Lesley Lambert!

New to this series?  These episodes are chats with radically amazing women in leadership and business. Each of these women has graciously offered to share her story – the successes and the failures she has celebrated over the years. Each of these stories is here to engage, elevate, and empower the leader inside YOU!

I will ask guests the following questions prior to each show.  Whether we get through all of them during the live chat remains to be seen.

lol…  Here we go!

A Bit About Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Lesley Lambert.

A 29 year veteran of the real estate industry, Lesley has worked in just about every facet of the industry. She is currently with Park Square Realty in Westfield, MA.

She is a self-proclaimed “real estate geek girl” and lover of all things social media, she prides herself on her use of social media and internet marketing in her real estate business.

She is a mother to two beautiful teenage girls who she loves dearly but may cost her her sanity.

She loves to be busy and when not working in real estate she enjoys dance, gardening, reading, hiking, and wine.

3 words that describe you best and why?

1: Tenacious

2: Compassionate

3: Silly

How do you live your life out loud?

By attempting to model a strong female role model for my girls.

What do you do to fill your soultank?

Dance, garden, read, hike, and drink wine!

What is your superpower and do you have a cape?

Super efficiency!

I manage to get more done in one day than most people do in several.

What is your favorite topic to teach/talk about?

She loves to talk about her girls!

Don’t miss Lesley sharing her favorite wine, what books she is reading, and what she loves to mentor others in/on!

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TRUST: Building a bridge over the gender gap, together! https://debratrappen.com/building-bridges/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:11:15 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22456 https://debratrappen.com/building-bridges/#respond https://debratrappen.com/building-bridges/feed/ 0 <p>It is time to work together to build a bridge over the gender gap. This podcast shares 5 ways to start the journey, together!     Podcast Transcription: (Want to listen on alternative platforms? Click here.) Hello and welcome to the Fire Up Podcast I...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/building-bridges/">TRUST: Building a bridge over the gender gap, together!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> It is time to work together to build a bridge over the gender gap.
This podcast shares 5 ways to start the journey, together!


 

 

Podcast Transcription:

(Want to listen on alternative platforms? Click here.)

Hello and welcome to the Fire Up Podcast I am your host, Debra Trappen.

Today’s Fire Up topic is about TRUST and building a bridge over the gender gap – TOGETHER.

Recently I spoke at a leadership retreat called Disconnect hosted by Brad and Yaz Inman of Inman News. This unconventional event brought 150 leaders, influencers, and visionaries in the real estate space together IN THE WOODS.  I was asked to speak on “the state of women in the industry” and share my perspectives – I wholeheartedly said YES.

This episode shares my talk and some of the key takeaways shared during our time together in the woods.

I wanted this talk to be different and to share how we can DO SOMETHING – not just all agree something needs to happen. Actually, it was clear, after a raising of hands, that nearly everyone there believed there is a need for more women in leadership.

To kick off my talk – I partnered with my amazing wing man, Jim Walberg.  He graciously agreed to read the stories of what women face in the workplace. The first story was of a woman who was called vile names in a business meeting, others around sexual harassment, abuse, and shame. Not all of the stories were about men targeting women – some of them detailed women terrorizing, shaming, and even throwing other women under the bus.

The point of the stories was to share that these things are happening right now, today, to women sitting next to us at the table, in church, and in line to pick up the kiddos at school.  Women are combatting these issues while fighting for equality at work… let’s be real – it is exhausting.  We can’t do it alone and need to stop trying to.

We need TRUST to build a bridge over the gender gap. Trust in each other, trust in the numbers, and trust in our gut that this is the right thing to do… that we NEED diversity and equality at the table.

Let’s take a look at the letters in TRUST to give us some guidance.

 


Table Time 

When we are at the table – whether it is a leadership retreat, board meeting, conference planning meeting, panel… and so on. Look Left and Right and ask yourself a question:  Are there women at the table?

If not, we all need you to stand up and ask WHY?  We need you to speak out because YOU are at the table.  We can’t fight to be at the table when we are not even invited into the room or know where it is.

Then ask yourself:  Do I know a qualified woman who should be at the table?

If the answer is no, let that be a signal to get out there and find one.  Smart business women are not unicorns – they exist in all industries. Some may be harder to find – but they are out there.

If the answer is yes, you know what to do.

Note I did not say put ANY WOMAN at the table… I said QUALIFIED. The women I have spoken with do not want to be at the table “just because they are female”. However, if being the token gal at the table is the gateway for more women there – we will do it.

Being aware of unconscious biases and social norms is also a step to building this bridge.

I read a recent study (on Geena Davis’s seejane.org) that found that if men look in a room and 17 percent are women, they think it’s 50-50. And if 33 percent are women, the men perceive there are more women in the room (or at the table) than men.
Fascinating… and sadly, it’s quite possible that 17 percent women has become so comfortable, and so normal, that that’s just sort of unconsciously expected.

Let’s not let this continue.  Let’s be awake and aware.

Let’s also take a look at the “rules” in point #2.

 

Rules – Shake Them Up, Break Them, or Add Them.

Far too often, when talking with board leaders, I hear “the rules” as an excuse for the fact that there are no women at the table.  We can only have 12 seats, the definition of a leader requires a company of a certain size or public standing.

In real estate, that “disqualifies” a substantial number of women.  For example, in CA – 90% of the women broker/owners are leading independent brokerages – not national affiliates or big box companies.  That means these brilliant minds are not even on the radar of many boards!

Education stats also support that women are not expecting to be given a position without knowledge/experience. Women earn 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees, over 62 percent of master’s degrees, and 53 percent of degrees such as PhDs, medical degrees, and law degrees in the United States.

 So- what can we do?

1: Add a chair – the world won’t implode if you add a chair or two to gain momentum.  When diversity becomes the norm – stack the chairs back up again.

2: Also, consider crushing the customs and criteria.
Imagine the incredible diversity available when you open up your “applicant requirements” to consider leaders running successful – yet smaller, privately owned companies!

3: Last, but not least when it comes to the “rules”, add percentage goals to your board seats, leadership team, and talent pipeline.  We all know part of achieving a desired outcome is having a solid, written goal to slay!  Start with a goal of 20% and move up to a targeted diversity that mirrors your consumers!

Let’s move on to U…

 

Understanding The Ask Syndrome

Women have been conditioned for generations to WAIT TO BE ASKED.  During a chat with one of my friends and mentors, Vanessa Bergmark – we dug into this concept.  Think about it – we teach our girls to wait for the ask to attend the dance, to go on the date, to get married… We still have a special dance where it is “appropriate” for the girls to ask the boys to the dance!

This subconsciously teaches them “when you are worthy – you will be asked” and your place is to wait until someone asked you.

Now, I KNOW we are all working on this and we are shifting how we are raising the next generation.  However, MANY of the women currently in the workforce still subscribe to this – whether consciously or not.

So, for all of you at the table or part of the hiring teams – I call upon you to accept a mission and ASK.

We need you to ask us if we have ever thought about stepping into that VP role (even though in our minds we are thinking – the job description STATES 20 required bullets and I only have 14!)

Trust that this will ignite and empower the women in your organization to believe they are worthy… and add a rich layer of experience and wisdom to your leadership teams and board meetings.

Please be the bridge builder, not the gate keeper.

Which leads nicely into #4…

 

Start Mentoring Today

More precisely, start mentoring someone of the opposite sex.

When we open ourselves up to teaching and learning from someone of a different gender – we consciously AND subconsciously start to see them in a different light.  We also are exposed to the differences in how men and women communicate and how they perceive and strategically approach business situations. When we seek to connect and mentor with them – they are also top of mind when a new opportunity arises – like a new exec position in your org, a board seat that just opened up, or that call for speakers at the event you are attending!

CALL TO ACTION:
As soon as you are done listening to (reading) this –
I want you to stop and write down your favorite TOPIC.  

Ask yourself:
What business conversations set my soul on fire?
What problems am I compelled to solve?

Seriously – do you love to help people design business models, create pitch decks for investors, or put together boards? Maybe you love to formulate programs to attract top talent or review business plans?

Whatever it is WRITE IT DOWN and start SHARING IT.  Ask around for someone who needs your wisdom, experience, or skills. There are plenty of people out there looking for what you have to offer.  Step outside of the people in your immediate space.

And you never know – this mentee may become a long term connection that brings an amazing, rich layer of experience and perspective to YOUR WORLD, too!

 

Tell someone. 

Don’t leave this here in this moment.  Whether you heard this live in the woods or are listening on your couch, in your car, cubical, or from your shiny corner office.

Inspire someone else to look around their tables,  Shake Up, Break Up, or add new rules, add a chair and ask and invite a new, diverse perspective to join the conversation… and intentionally seek and mentor someone of the opposite sex.

In closing…

Trust this is real.

Trust that this is happening in our daughters, wives, friends, sisters and mothers lives. If we don’t move this forward and implement change – this will continue to happen to future generations. To our granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

Trust the numbers, they don’t lie.

When men and women come together and lead from their strengths – magic happens.  Diverse leadership teams and boards often better mirror customer and client bases. Women control and influence over 80% of the home wallet decisions. They also purchase for multiple generations – so their perspective is wide. Leverage these truths.

Trust your gut.

Trust and fuel that fire in your belly that desires to be part of the change. Trust that you are an architect of a new legacy. You were born for such a time as this.

Now, go out there and build the bridge. 

Close the gap. 

TRUST that together, we are leading our companies and industries into a new era.

 

 


 

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

  ~Have you implemented a program that is working?

  ~Do you have an idea for one that needs wings?

Share it with me in the comments below or message me here.

 

Thank you for joining me today.  Until next time…

Remember to look for and embrace those Fire Up opportunities to engage, elevate, and empower your world.

 

 

 


 

Resources sited and used for research:

 

 


 

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Meet Lisa Dunn * Inquisitive Change Agent + Challenger of the Status Quo https://debratrappen.com/meet-lisa-dunn/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:11:24 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=23176 https://debratrappen.com/meet-lisa-dunn/#respond https://debratrappen.com/meet-lisa-dunn/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/meet-lisa-dunn/">Meet Lisa Dunn * Inquisitive Change Agent + Challenger of the Status Quo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Welcome to a new series of Power Chat with radically amazing women in leadership and business. Each of these women has graciously offered to share her story – the successes and the failures she has celebrated over the years. Each of these stories is here to engage, elevate, and empower the leader inside YOU!

I will ask guests the following questions prior to each show.  Whether we get through all of them during the live chat remains to be seen.

lol…  Here we go!

A Bit About Today’s Guest:

Today’s guest is Lisa Dunn.

Lisa is and has been a top producing REALTOR® for over 24 years. She is currently at Casa Bella Realty Group & FHA Pros, LLC – specializing in residential real estate throughout Orange County. Experience in training both Realtors & consumers in VA home buying and FHA/VA Condo Project Approval. Lisa is also a Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Resource, Certified Real Estate Collaborative Specialist (for Divorce related transactions), and a Certified RELO agent.

3 words that describe you best and why?

  1. Inquisitive – I always want to know why something is how it is and how it can be better.
  2. Negative – a label I’ve been given (mainly, if not exclusively by men) because I challenge the status quo, which I totally embrace.
  3. Change agent (I know, it’s two words) – If I don’t, who will?

How do you live your life out loud?

I am the one person in 100 that will come across a problem and say, how can I fix this? I have embraced subjects from understanding a VA buyer to what is a detached site condo and studied it until I am a subject matter expert and then go out and educate and/or make a change to improve the system. So far, I have been the catalyst for one recent state law and now working on my next!

What do you do to fill your soultank?

Train other REALTORS® to be better at what they do.
I love to be silly, every day. Life is short, live every minute of it like it’s your last.

What is your superpower and do you have a cape?

I have a cape, all right…tell me it’s can’t be done and I will prove you wrong

What is your favorite topic to teach/talk about?

Oh, it’s so sexy…FHA/VA Condo Project Approval!

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Are You Giving WORDS Too Much Power Over You? https://debratrappen.com/giving-words-power/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:11:07 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22404 https://debratrappen.com/giving-words-power/#respond https://debratrappen.com/giving-words-power/feed/ 0 <p>Not too long ago, I decided to stop giving words so much power over me… I used to get FURIOUS when my brother called me a “chick”. Seriously, I hated it. He could send me into a tailspin.  My reply would be: “I am NOT...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/giving-words-power/">Are You Giving WORDS Too Much Power Over You?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Not too long ago, I decided to stop giving words so much power over me…

I used to get FURIOUS when my brother called me a “chick”. Seriously, I hated it. He could send me into a tailspin.  My reply would be: “I am NOT a baby chicken, I am a woman.”  He loved how it would get under my skin.  I love him. ;)

I wasn’t a fan of being called a “girl” either, but I realized I would call my besties my GIRLfriends while my hubby wasn’t calling his pals “my GUYfriends”. (Let that sink in, Ladies.)

The reality is–> No one really likes being “labeled”, yet we all seek/want/use labels to describe and identify one another. Yep, Reality Bites.  (Oh, how I love a good GenX throwback!)

A few weeks ago, during a chat with a friend, this very topic came up. He is a bold, proud black man. Our conversation can be summed up in these words:

Statements like “I don’t see color/gender.” or “We are all one.” are egotistical declarations implying we have to go blind in order to accept each other, our differences are not worthy of speaking to, or worse – they are a negative holding us back. To see and acknowledge an individual’s color/gender doesn’t make you prejudice, it makes you OBSERVANT.

I continue to translate the “labels” people give me as their way of observing how I may be different from those I am standing with in the moment. If I am the only woman on a speaker lineup, the only redhead, the only white woman, the only person in the band who doesn’t play the guitar (darn it, I am working on that!)… well – that is a FACT.  If they are mistaken, then I help correct them and make them better. I definitely do my very best NOT to be offended. Being offended is a CHOICE.

For example, it used to really IRK me (honestly, it still does sometimes) when people refer to WOMEN as “GUYS“…  Hey, Guys – how’s it going? Now, I work to gently remind others I am NOT a “guy” and (most of the time) they reply with a shocked “I never even thought about the fact that I was calling EVERYONE a “guy”… wow.”

I still have a long way to go, but flipping my perspective on the labels has really helped me make a deeper, more positive impact on my world. I pray this helps you all, as well.

xxoo,

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Not too long ago, I decided to stop giving words so much power over me… I used to get FURIOUS when my brother called me a “chick”. Seriously, I hated it. He could send me into a tailspin.  My reply would be: “I am NOT... Not too long ago, I decided to stop giving words so much power over me… I used to get FURIOUS when my brother called me a “chick”. Seriously, I hated it. He could send me into a tailspin.  My reply would be: “I am NOT... Debra Trappen clean 4:43
Chat with Sarah Schnell Jones – Side Hustle Check In! https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-sarah-2/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:11:10 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22376 https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-sarah-2/#comments https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-sarah-2/feed/ 1 <p>In this episode, we check back in with Sarah Schnell Jones! (Click the Fire Up! Podcast button to listen now…) She shares her up date on adopting Biniyam (Jones, party of FOUR!)… and how being a Wife of 1, Mama of 2, Queen B to...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-sarah-2/">Chat with Sarah Schnell Jones – Side Hustle Check In!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

In this episode, we check back in with Sarah Schnell Jones!

(Click the Fire Up! Podcast button to listen now…)

She shares her up date on adopting Biniyam (Jones, party of FOUR!)… and how being a Wife of 1, Mama of 2, Queen B to many at Bamboo Realty, AND growing a thriving Rodan + Fields business is ALL going!

I love hearing her heart for helping EMPOWER WOMEN to build a business that will bring them financial freedom.

Sarah and I talked about hosting a monthly Facebook Live Chat to share tips and tools to build YOUR online network marketing business!

Our first one is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th.

Pop on over to my Facebook timeline and follow my page for notifications.

If you are curious if a Rodan + Fields SIDE HUSTLE is for YOU, feel free to message Sarah or me for more details.

Here is her contact info:
Learn more about Sarah’s R+F Biz: https://bamboo.myrandf.com
Email her for details: RFSarahJones @ gmail.com

Cheers!

 

 


Fabulous Offers From Sarah!

 

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In this episode, we check back in with Sarah Schnell Jones! (Click the Fire Up! Podcast button to listen now…) She shares her up date on adopting Biniyam (Jones, party of FOUR!)… and how being a Wife of 1, Mama of 2, Queen B to... In this episode, we check back in with Sarah Schnell Jones! (Click the Fire Up! Podcast button to listen now…) She shares her up date on adopting Biniyam (Jones, party of FOUR!)… and how being a Wife of 1, Mama of 2, Queen B to... Debra Trappen clean 37:11
Women’s Events – Do We Still Need Them? https://debratrappen.com/why-womanup/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:11:17 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22194 https://debratrappen.com/why-womanup/#respond https://debratrappen.com/why-womanup/feed/ 0 <p>It is no secret. I am passionate about serving and empowering women. It is a big part of my purpose on the planet. Whether these women are building their corner of the Kingdom from their couch, carpool, cubicle, or corner office – my heart’s desire...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/why-womanup/">Women’s Events – Do We Still Need Them?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p> Listen To This On The Fire Up! Podcast

It is no secret.
I am passionate about serving and empowering women.

It is a big part of my purpose on the planet. Whether these women are building their corner of the Kingdom from their couch, carpool, cubicle, or corner office – my heart’s desire is for every woman to engage, elevate and embrace her authentic self so she is able to ignite and empower her world.

As one on a short list of professional AND female speakers, especially in the real estate industry, I am asked to speak at quite a few “women’s conferences” during the year. I also passionately serve the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

These “choices” elicit a MULTITUDE of questions, including:

– Why do women need their “own” event?

– Isn’t an event “just for women” the exact opposite side of the sexism issue you are fighting?

– Why do you perpetuate the “gender divide” by doing these events?

– What really “happens” there?

While speaking at the WomanUP event last week, I received many of these questions.

Curious what WomanUP is? It is a new event hosted by Sara Sutachan and Leslie Appleton-Young of the California Association of REALTORS® to ignite and rally the women in the industry to consider stepping into leadership positions.

 – Check out these SPECTACULAR Word Art notes from Brilliantly Bri Art!

 – AND this FAB recap of the event written by, Valerie Garcia.

 

During the conference, I posted this quote from Leslie who is the Chief Economist for C.A.R. and a heroine to many MANY women in the industry.

WomanUp Quotes

60+ people loved/liked the photo, only three of them were men. All of the comments were women. I received 4 direct messages FROM MEN, asking me “What was going on at that women’s conference“?

Was there man-bashing happening?

Were we burning our bras?

Seriously?  UGH. (x11)

This post shares 5 of the most common excuses women are not in leadership or on stage as keynote speakers along with my “replies”… and the second half includes 5 reasons women’s conferences are part of the SOLUTION to these problems.

First of all, when anyone asks me those questions, I usually say something like:

“The fact anyone is still asking those questions is proof the problem still exists. The number of women in executive positions and board positions is dismal. It is in the news EVERY SINGLE WEEK.”

Want proof in data?

The Data on Women Leaders (Pew Research)

WomanUP Report “Executive Summary” (C.A.R.)
Download a copy and you will also receive notification when the full report is out!

Next, I ask some questions:

What is the male to female ratio at the leadership events you attend?
– How many male and female speakers are sharing their thoughts and visions from your stages?
       – Is it anywhere near balanced?
– How about when you look around the table at board meetings or leadership retreats at your company?
– When you look to the left and then to the right are there ANY women at the table?
– If so, is there a balanced number? Is there a token female? Or worse, NONE?
– How does your organization support “working parent” hurdles?

We all know women have a valuable perspective and (often) a different set of skills to offer. Their communication and listening styles tend to vary greatly from men, so they bring added layers of vision, problem-solving, and relationship building techniques to those events and “the table”.

Then, the “justifications and reasons” start to flow.

I’ve heard so many excuses around WHY there are no women at “our” table.
Quite honestly, none of them make sense.

Here are five of the most frequent I hear and my general replies:


Excuse 1: There aren’t any women interested.

 

My Response:
There are plenty of women interested in leadership and speaking.

Over 300 were in a room together at the #WomanUP conference in Pasadena, CA.

WE are not unicorns, although we are magical in many ways.  

See event photo for proof of these women.  We really do exist.

Want to see more?  Check out this awesome project called #PresentHerpresenther.org

WomanUp Banner Pic

Excuse 2: Many of our female employees are not as qualified as their male counterparts… mainly because they stayed home to raise children.

My Response:
Qualified women are EVERYWHERE. They are attending conferences, serving on Women’s Council networks, serving on their association boards, teaching and mentoring the next generation, and running successful households AND businesses.

YES, I included HOUSEHOLDS. I am so tired of the argument that women who have stayed home are somehow BEHIND their male counterparts. Every single woman I know who has chosen to raise children has a MULTITUDE of skills being sparked and sharpened every moment of the day. They don’t sit at home nibbling on bonbons all day. They are excellent planners of meals, vacations, and numerous events – most of the time on LEAN budgets. They prep and run meetings for the PTA, American Heritage Girl, Scouts, etc. They coach teams. They wrangle chore detail schedules and homework. They are experts in drama management and constantly help others strengthen their emotional intelligence. They meet new people while waiting outside ballet lessons and learn the art of small talk and relationship building – even when forced to chat with other parents that drive them nuts. Oh, and negotiating with toddlers (or any age thru the teen years) is NOT a cake walk.  Lots of lessons learned and experience gained!

Maybe we need to start instructing women (and men) to add these years to their resumes and then teach our recruiters and hiring managers to STOP DISCOUNTING these killer skills. Experience comes in many forms. We need to change our thinking – ALL AROUND.

Excuse 3: The “rules” require all board members lead “large” or “public” organizations or (insert any other exclusionary requirement).

 

My Response:
First, as far as those archaic rules go – it is time to change them.  Most of the time what is in place to define what a leader (or a worthy organization) looks like excludes a lion-share of women from qualifying for board or leadership positions.

There are so many leaders (who happen to be women) already out there starting and running their own businesses/brokerages, building epic teams, launching tech companies… and so much more. They might not be as big or as public, but their leadership skills are still valuable.

These same women are becoming more confident and are keeping the conference momentum and conversations going on digital platforms now. They are deciding they want “leadership rules and definitions” to look DIFFERENT than the version defined and designed by men decades ago (aka the misogynistic MadMen era).

Rules are meant to be reviewed, revised, or even broken when they no longer serve their purpose.

If the old guard is not willing to mix it up and UPDATE the rules and guidelines – they will miss out on amazing talent and stellar brain power to help them move into the next century.

Excuse 4: No one has “retired” from the board – there is “no room”.

 

My Response:
Again, seriously?

Will the Universe cease to exist if you add a seat or two to your board so you can add a female to the mix?
Puuuuhhhhhhhhlllleeeeeezzzzzz.

Excuse 5: Women don’t step up and ask to be included.

Normally, this is followed up with “Why aren’t they just standing up, speaking up, and doing it?”

My Response:
GULP.   

Full disclosure: I used to think similar thoughts.  

I needed MINDSET shift, as well. My life has been blessed with ooooooodles of amazing, life-giving mentors, coaches, and leaders who have spoken vision and potential into and over my life. I was raised by two very empowering parents. My Pop was raised by kind, hard-working farmers in Minnesota. He decided he wanted a different life and boldly went for it.  He is an elite member of the original HW engineers generation. woot!  My Queen is a life-long entrepreneur who intentionally put her children first. She taught me the art of timing my “ASK”… It was a rule that she needed to decompress when she got home. We knew to wait until she finished her glass of wine or the answer was NO. She is brilliant. My parents both reminded me of my worth, value, and that my future was undefined and limitless.

Furthermore, most of the topics at these events are things I have heard my entire life.

My point?  Not every woman has this growing up. I had to realize that there were millions of women who have NEVER heard these things. These events are a magnificent opportunity for me to GIVE BACK and pay it forward.

Since my mindset shift, I have had many heated conversations with other women who question why these conferences exist. They share their concerns around how hosting these events make women look weak or powerless. They cringe when women “EMPOWER” each other or are tagged in quotes of the same ilk. Listen up, ladies. YOU might not need these events but MILLIONS of our sister warriors do. They aren’t as bold, brave, and perfectly bossy – like you and me. They are brilliant, lacking in confidence, and need our help.

I believe it is our responsibility to speak life into them, to encourage them, and to support them along the way.

If you are one of those women who questions these events – shame off you.  Please take a moment and think about WHY you feel that way. Maybe your soul is sending smoke signals to your still small voice to wake up. Maybe your questions are really a subconscious rally cry beckoning YOU onto the stages to generously INSPIRE other women with your tenacious stories of success and failure. When you do step up in this way, it will feel fantastic.

You will also be surprised and delighted by the copious notes and immediate growth you take with you when you walk out of the conference doors. I am always blessed with new perspectives, connections, and wisdom! Try it… I am believing you will LOVE IT.

 

Now, for all of you still curious about why WomanUp and women’s conferences are important, here are some of the life-changing reasons we must keep on keeping on.

• • •

1 – Encouragement:

Not ALL women have embraced their worthiness TO LEAD – especially in corporate settings. Encouraging them to see their value is an incredibly important role these conferences fill. We also need to encourage them to shake off the shame of “all they have not done in the past” and move forward with intention and purpose.

2 – Build a NEW vision:

Women have not had centuries of being raised up to step up as “the leader”. For decades, young boys have been watching male astronauts, male presidents, male preachers, male CEOs, male Governors, male refs, and male (fill in the blank) lauded and shining on stages, television, books, and magazines. The females in these roles have been the EXCEPTION – and continue to be – still to this day. We need to do better for ourselves and the next generation.

3 – Empower the ASK:

Women have also been taught “wait to be asked“.  We have been raised up to wait for a man to ask us to marry or out on a date (I know this is changing – slowly…). There was ONE DANCE a year at my high school when the girls could confidently ask the boys. ONE.  Pretty sure it is the same today.

Most women WAIT to be asked to be on a board or for a promotion.

We need to inspire them to ASK.

4 – Spark Confidence Thru Learning:

These events expand women’s understanding of the resources and knowledge needed to get to the next level.
They also help women understand how to uncover and ask mentors for their guidance, how to embrace failing forward, how to support other women, how to leverage their emotions, time and money… etc.

Earlier this week, I was reading an article: “Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs” and it riled me up.

…and I quote:

They’re (Women are) also less likely to have the management experience that can lead to starting a company. Just 19 percent of top executives are women, according to a LeanIn.org and McKinsey report, and a main reason they don’t rise is because they are less likely to have mentors in senior leadership.

That changes when women run companies. The gender pay gap shrinks, and women are more likely to be promoted, according to research of public companies by Linda Bell, an economist, and provost of Barnard College. “Whether by cause or effect, the presence of a top woman executive has a really robust impact,” she said.

This leads beautifully into the last “reason” events like WomanUp are so necessary.

5 – Seeing is Believing:

We need these events to see and meet OTHER WOMEN who have done it, to hear their stories of success and their lessons learned in the failed attempts. We need to see women who have successfully raised capital since we consistently hear that women “don’t do it well”.

When we SEE IT (and hear it) we believe we can do it.

Quoting from the same article above: 

“The reason (more women aren’t starting their own companies/leading), according to the research: People with experience mentor and give money to people like themselves, while those starting out do what they see people like themselves doing. In other words, we all live in bubbles — not just in our politics or our friendships, but also in our careers — and this shapes the ideas we form. Social scientists describe the phenomenon as homophily, or love of the same.

“Women are just outside of those established networks, and if you’re outside the networks, you don’t get the knowledge, you don’t get the opportunities, you don’t get the contacts and you don’t get the funding,” said Susan Coleman, a business professor at the University of Hartford and co-author of the Third Way report. She wrote it with Alicia Robb, a research fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the founder of Next Wave Ventures, for female angel investors.”

 

It would be remiss of me to avoid discussing one of the biggest misconceptions.

What is it?   They believe that these events are PRO-women and ANTI-men.

There could be nothing farther than the truth.

Women understand the power of collaboration.

We BELIEVE we are better together.

We recognize we need YOU – our brothers, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles, and sons – to be part of the conversations.

Gentleman, YOU are at the tables RIGHT NOW.

We need you to look around and speak up.

We need you to look to the seats to your left and right and ask WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?

If you are on a panel and there are no women included (and there should be)  – ask why.

We can’t ask those questions where we aren’t even invited yet.

We want you to encourage us to step up and into our greatness… as we have done for you for millennia.

We will add value. We will add perspective. We will add wisdom.

Seeing is believing.

To the mothers, fathers, and the tribes out there raising the next generation – now is the time to teach our children these lessons. Speak into and over them. Let’s pray these gender issues will not be present when they enter the workforce someday!

 

I pray this read has helped to ignite and inspire you to do some introspection, take a look at the teams and tables you are around, ask yourself these questions, and then TAKE ACTION.

We are better together.

Now and always.

Debra-Signature

 


Additional resources and related reading:

How To Remove Gender Bias From the Hiring Process

A Record Percentage Of Women Don’t Have Kids. Here’s Why That Makes Sense.

“There has been a profound disconnect between the speed at which women have been asked to take full-time roles in the workplace and the rate at which we’ve adapted laws and social programs to support this drastic change in the lives of women,” writes Plank. “The reality is that if you’re both a mother and an employee, every day is a double-shift.”

This is a great article on “asking” (aka recruiting) of women for public office:
Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

Still not convinced this is an issue? Want some real-world proof about what still exists out there?
Look no further than the last few days:

All-Male PR Panel Tells Women They Can Fix Sexism by ‘Speaking Up More Loudly’ 
David Bonderman Resigns From Uber Board After Sexist Remark 
Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted by her male colleagues — again.

Have a killer article you want me to add to this list?
Leave a comment below!

 

 

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Vulnerability Is Your Superpower! https://debratrappen.com/vulnerability-is-your-superpower/ Thu, 11 May 2017 18:11:20 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=22052 https://debratrappen.com/vulnerability-is-your-superpower/#respond https://debratrappen.com/vulnerability-is-your-superpower/feed/ 0 <p>Let’s talk about vulnerability.   Vulnerability can be a scary word. Even reading the definition can give pause… listen to this: Vulnerability is the quality (or state of being exposed to the possibility) of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. It can feel heavy...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/vulnerability-is-your-superpower/">Vulnerability Is Your Superpower!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

Let’s talk about vulnerability.

 

Vulnerability can be a scary word.

Even reading the definition can give pause… listen to this:
Vulnerability is the quality (or state of being exposed to the possibility) of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

It can feel heavy and exposing.

However, vulnerability is also a superpower.

Far too many people are hiding behind a mask of insecurity, fear, and perfectionism.

When we let people into our REAL story, magic happens.

When we choose our life tribe carefully – healing, deep understanding, and growth abound.

Giving of our time and talents is a joy… not something we tally.

Today, I encourage you to take a moment to look around, pay attention to who is in your life, and make the adjustments you KNOW you need to make to get you to the next level.

Maybe it is sharing less time with a negative friend or unfollowing someone on Instagram who posts things that go against your beliefs.

I promise once you do the work to surround yourself with good people and good word – the new thing waiting for you will have the margin to bloom!

xxoo

 

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Are you paying attention to your self-talk? 

 

We have all heard it – we are our worst critic.  

Research has shown that the majority of our self-talk is negative.  That means OUR OWN WORDS are working against us rather than for us!
So, let’s take control and slay our self-talk into submission.
Let’s start with LOVING and honoring the magnificent, vibrant woman you are today.
Think about it.
You have invested so much in becoming her!
You passionately continue to work on and embrace becoming the best version of yourself every single day
That deserves some serious love-filled self-talk!
Next time you hear negative thoughts running through your mind – take them captive and replace them with words of affirmation and encouragement.

Take a moment to prepare some I AM statements so you are ready!

Here are some examples to get you started:

I am radiant, clever, charming, brilliant, and graceful.

I am intentionally and lovingly guarding my thoughts. Self-talk directly affects my attitude, progress, and success.

I am embracing a positive, accepting, and self-loving mindset.

I am a fearless, crazy dreamer who takes action, speaks truth, embraces my uniqueness and fulfills her purpose!

I am living a life of gratitude and intention.  Today, I am grateful for _______________.

I am created to serve generously and do it with joy!

I am ready to attract those I’m meant to serve.

I am aware of what I desire and attracting it with each thought.

Now, go confidently and passionately out into the world and SLAY!

xxoo,

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Breathe… Nothing is wasted. https://debratrappen.com/breathe/ Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:11:14 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=21801 https://debratrappen.com/breathe/#respond https://debratrappen.com/breathe/feed/ 0 <p>It’s time to breathe… You needed to learn yesterday’s lessons to become the magnificent woman you are today! Every step we take is part of our story. Far too often we only want to celebrate the successes and, in turn, look at failures in a...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/breathe/">Breathe… Nothing is wasted.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

It’s time to breathe…

You needed to learn yesterday’s lessons to become the magnificent woman you are today!

Every step we take is part of our story.

Far too often we only want to celebrate the successes and, in turn, look at failures in a negative way. Whether it was staying in a job or relationship too long or not speaking up in a meeting…  In most of those moments, we forget we have the power use every single lesson to become the best version of ourselves.

The world tends to chase and glorify the HUSTLE, so we feel compelled (at least some of the time) to fall in line.  Yet, on the other side, we shame ourselves for missing out on other things.  Even worse, we pile on the guilt for taking time to rest and be still.

Our times of rest are epically important.  They allow us to recharge and reconnect with our creative vision.

On the flip side, being able to accept that there may be things we miss while we are out slaying the dragons can be just as hard.

Be gentle with yourself in all of these moments.

Why?

Nothing is wasted unless we choose to throw it away.

Choose to learn.  Choose to grow.  Choose wisely.

Choose wisely to enjoy each moment…

and don’t forget to b-r-e-a-t-h-e.

xxoo

 

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Preparing To Negotiate? https://debratrappen.com/networking-twist/ Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:11:21 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=21917 https://debratrappen.com/networking-twist/#respond https://debratrappen.com/networking-twist/feed/ 0 <p>It’s time to prepare to go into a room where you will be negotiating.  What do you do to prepare?   Over the years, we have all given and gotten oooooooodles of tips on negotiating. Things like: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/networking-twist/">Preparing To Negotiate?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

It’s time to prepare to go into a room where you will be negotiating.  What do you do to prepare?

 

Over the years, we have all given and gotten oooooooodles of tips on negotiating.

Things like:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want
  • Listen to understand, not reply
  • Know your facts and successes
  • Know what your best alternative to your ideal outcome is
  • Shoot for the stars and expect the best outcome
  • Say what you need to say and let it be silent.  Don’t fill the quiet with extra words.
  • See everyone in their undies
  • …and so on and so on.

 

A dear friend of mine asked: “What advice do you have for me before I go into a career negotiation meeting?”… and my mind went a totally different direction than those listed above.  I thought of all of the other things I do BEFORE I walk in the door to negotiate.  The rituals I have to prepare my MIND for the experience.

? Lay off extra caffeine/coffee the morning of the meeting.  Sip tea or water instead.

SuperWomanStance? RIGHT BEFORE you go in, hit the powder room. While looking yourself deeply in the eyes – in the mirror – do a superwoman pose and end with your arms in the air repeating your chosen affirmations.  It may feel silly at the start, but it feels so good when you’re done!

Here are some examples:

I am worthy of a job I love.
I am worthy of the fees I charge.
I find it easy to remain calm under pressure.
Being confident comes naturally to me.
I deserve to have my dream job.
I have all the skills I need to get this promotion/raise.

? Calm your nerves and center yourself.  Take a few minutes before your meeting and meditate/prayer/sit in silence.

? If you feel like you’re going to cry, and don’t want to at that moment, push your tongue into the soft palette above your top front teeth.

? Essential oils to the rescue:

oils

~ Lavender will calm you.
~ Bergamot will energize you.
Depending on what you need, put 2-3 drops of that oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and BREATHE IT IN, 3-5 deep breaths
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~ Add some peppermint to your water and it will help you if you get a dry mouth when stressed, as well as give you confidently fresh breath!

? Surround yourself with champions you TRUST. These are the people who will lift you up and speak truth-filled, empowering words into and over you before, during and after your meeting.   Make sure you let them know when you need them – they don’t read minds!


What is your ritual before you
“HEAD INTO THE NEGOTIATION ROOM”?

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It’s time to prepare to go into a room where you will be negotiating.  What do you do to prepare?   Over the years, we have all given and gotten oooooooodles of tips on negotiating. Things like: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you... It’s time to prepare to go into a room where you will be negotiating.  What do you do to prepare?   Over the years, we have all given and gotten oooooooodles of tips on negotiating. Things like: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you... Debra Trappen clean 4:19
Chat with Patricia Ann Young https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-patricia-ann-young/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:11:35 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=21663 https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-patricia-ann-young/#respond https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-patricia-ann-young/feed/ 0 <p>It is time to Fire Up! with Patricia Ann Young…   Put your seatbelt on… Patricia Ann is one of those women that loves what she does and sprinkles joy every single day. She has been a REALTOR®  for 12 years and is known for...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-patricia-ann-young/">Chat with Patricia Ann Young</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

It is time to Fire Up! with Patricia Ann Young…

 

Put your seatbelt on… Patricia Ann is one of those women that loves what she does and sprinkles joy every single day. She has been a REALTOR®  for 12 years and is known for her positivity and awesome customer service. She loves her hubby, shoes and all that sparkles!

During this show, Debra and Patricia Ann talk about how to stay POSITIVE in a negative-focused world.

 

Patricia Ann & Debra’s combined list of things to do to stay positive:

 

1. Control the amount of negative news you consume.
2. Control the number of negative people in your life.
3. Listen to music.
4. Hangout with your fur babies… dogs, cats, whatever brings you joy!
5. Read the Bible and Pray
6. Practice GRATITUDE.
7. Take a bubble bath.
8. Share and read positive affirmations, books, and interviews.
9. Say hello to people who are not expecting it!
10. Disconnect from tech and social media to recharge.
11. Serve others. Mentor others.

Want to learn more about Mizzzz Patricia Ann?
Check out her answers to some of our fun questions!

 


1. What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream?

I always had a love of Real estate and I use to pull my husband around every weekend to look at homes no matter where we were. One weekend my husband says you need to do this for a living you have such a passion for it..with him saying that and his support a Real Estate agent was born!

2. What does success look and feel like TO YOU?

When I inspire someone through my words, posts or actions.

Also, the feeling you get when your client turns to you and says I am so happy and I so appreciate all you have done for me… you walk away with such a great feeling of satisfaction that you helped someone achieve a dream they had.

3. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST!

Passionate. Inspiring. Caring.

4. What was your biggest mistake? How did you learn from it?

It was a financial mistake…I had leased a car and thought my lease was up and I bought another car and found out after I had a year left..Why that was good and bad..after I did that it taught me to pay attention to detail and to read everything and don’t rely on others to do it for you. That mistake has helped me in my business.

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I am so into paranormal activity! I watch shows read books… It fascinates me and scares me at the same time.

6. If you could go back 10 years and share the knowledge you have now – what would you tell yourself?

I wish I would have started real estate sooner and not have been afraid. I have learned that you have to take a chance and not live in fear.

7. What inspires you to keep moving forward – even in moments of fear and doubt?

I believe I can do anything. My husband, My family, My team and My friends. I find it so encouraging that I have so many people in my corner and it helps to push me forward and keep me going when I feel like I cant or Im stuck.

8. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Check my email.

9. What is your ‘superpower’?

Inspiration.. I try very hard to lift up others.

10. What are your TOP FIVE apps on your phone? Why?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, CNN, TMZ.

11. What songs are on your FIRE UP playlist?

I love music by Pitt Bull I listen to him a lot. Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Ariana Grande, Garth Brooks – I love all kinds of music.


BONUS:

What is your ONE WORD for this year?

EMPOWERMENT.

Anything else you would like to share with the Fire Up! Community?

I am passionate about my life and I can finally say I am happy!! I am not perfect or do I know everything, in fact the older I get the less I think I know lol But I am finally satisfied and happy in my own skin!


Brief Bio:

Patricia is one of those women that loves what she does and sprinkles joy every single day. She has been a REALTOR® for 12 years and is known for her awesome customer service. She loves her hubby, shoes and all that sparkles!

Connect with Patricia Ann Online:

Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Google+ | patriciasellstexas.com

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It is time to Fire Up! with Patricia Ann Young…   Put your seatbelt on… Patricia Ann is one of those women that loves what she does and sprinkles joy every single day. She has been a REALTOR®  for 12 years and is known for... It is time to Fire Up! with Patricia Ann Young…   Put your seatbelt on… Patricia Ann is one of those women that loves what she does and sprinkles joy every single day. She has been a REALTOR®  for 12 years and is known for... Debra Trappen clean 47:11
Chat with Marguerite Crespillo https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-marguerite-crespillo/ Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:11:08 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=21614 https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-marguerite-crespillo/#respond https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-marguerite-crespillo/feed/ 0 <p>It’s time to Fire Up! with Marguerite Crespillo…   Marguerite began her career in 1993 and has helped over 3000 families in her 20+ year career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. In addition, she has coached, trained and mentored hundreds of people in the real...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-marguerite-crespillo/">Chat with Marguerite Crespillo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

It’s time to Fire Up! with Marguerite Crespillo…

 

Marguerite began her career in 1993 and has helped over 3000 families in her 20+ year career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. In addition, she has coached, trained and mentored hundreds of people in the real estate industry throughout her career.  She has developed a series of training classes and boot camps that are focused on what is happening RIGHT NOW in the current economy.

As someone who is in the “trenches”, she is constantly evolving, learning and experimenting the best ways to approach whatever is happening in the current market so that she can bring to you, the very best tools to be your own version of success in ANY real estate market.

Her unfiltered, straight forward approach to training will give you the right amount of “kick-in-the-rear” along with the tools you need to be a true success in ANY real estate market.

Born and raised in Northern California, she loves living out in the country with her husband Joe and two of their 6 children who are still living at home along with 5 dogs and a few chickens.


Here is even more about Marguerite Crespillo:

1. What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream?

When my husband was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease which required us to close down our real estate brokerage of 120+ agents. We became empty nesters and decided to really simplify and downsize our lives and make it more mobile. I always wanted to teach and do public speaking to help and inspire other real estate agents to live THEIR own version of success instead of feeling like they had to be what the industry preaches.

 

2. What does success look and feel like TO YOU?

Success looks to me like helping and inspiring others, working when I want and mostly having fun! Having raised 6 kids (3 of my own and 3 bonus kids) and being able to stay married for 25+ years without killing each other (day to day) and having been in real estate for 23 years I have learned that life is not about sales and stuff but about who still likes/loves you at the end of the day. Most importantly be kind.

3. Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST!

Inspiring. Motivating. Committed.

4. What was your biggest mistake? How did you learn from it?

Jumping too quickly into a franchise without doing more research on the owners of the company. I believe that I sometimes make decisions to quickly without thinking things through better. But this has also enabled me to do more and accomplish more than many who move at a slower pace

5. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m actually pretty introverted. I like to go home and not talk to anyone. Sometimes for a couple days or more.

6. If you could go back 10 years and share the knowledge you have now – what would you tell yourself?

I would say to relax and enjoy the moment more. My kids grew up way to fast and I was so focused on providing for them what I never had that I didn’t enjoy them as much as I wish I had. Work less, love more.

7. What inspires you to keep moving forward – even in moments of fear and doubt?

When i get overwhelmed I stop and look at how far I have come and how incredibly grateful I am and then I get out of my pity party and get back to work. I have so much I want to do in this lifetime, I want to help more people, see more of the world, spend more time with people I love and that is what inspires me to do more.

8. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Truthfully look at my phone (sadly) then I take my dogs outside and water and talk to all my plants on my patio lol

9. What is your ‘superpower’?

I would say my superpower is that I have a keen sense to be able to sift through a lot of the bs people say to get to the point of what is really going on with them. I am able to connect and relate to many people from my lifetime of experiences with so many

10. What are your TOP FIVE apps on your phone? Why?

Email, facebook, Fitbit, my bank app, candy crush lol. I have lots more but these are the ones I access most often

11. What songs are on your FIRE UP playlist?

Anything by Bruno Mars, Pitbull, or Pink

 


BONUS:

What is your ONE WORD for this year?

Last year it was Home, This year it is EXPLORE! I want to get out and travel and see MORE!

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It’s time to Fire Up! with Marguerite Crespillo…   Marguerite began her career in 1993 and has helped over 3000 families in her 20+ year career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. In addition, she has coached, It’s time to Fire Up! with Marguerite Crespillo…   Marguerite began her career in 1993 and has helped over 3000 families in her 20+ year career as a Top Producing Real Estate Agent. In addition, she has coached, trained and mentored hundreds of people in the real... Debra Trappen clean 1:04:25
Chat with Morgan Ingram https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-w-morgan-ingram/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:11:58 +0000 http://debratrappen.com/?p=21364 https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-w-morgan-ingram/#respond https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-w-morgan-ingram/feed/ 0 <p>It’s time to Fire Up! with Morgan Ingram… Morgan J. Ingram is a savvy, sales development rep at Terminus, where he helps companies to put their message in front of the right decision-makers through account-based marketing. He is also a motivational speaker and helps people remove their...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com/fire-up-chat-w-morgan-ingram/">Chat with Morgan Ingram</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://debratrappen.com">Debra Trappen</a>.</p>

It’s time to Fire Up! with Morgan Ingram…

Morgan J. Ingram is a savvy, sales development rep at Terminus, where he helps companies to put their message in front of the right decision-makers through account-based marketing. He is also a motivational speaker and helps people remove their negative thoughts to unlock their inner potential and stresses the importance of not making excuses in their lives.

Morgan is knowledgeable in sales, public speaking, marketing/social media marketing, branding, and networking and relationship building.

When he’s not working away, Morgan loves watching sports, playing video games, watching movies and reading a massive amount of books (on task to read 300 this year).

 

Here’s Morgan Ingram

Q1: What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream?

The push that led me to begin living my dream was just taking action and saying I can do it. I am not a full-time speaker yet, however, I believe with a constant effort towards that goal I can make it happen.

Q2: What does success look and feel like TO YOU?

Success is basically happiness to me. It amounts to me loving what I do and loving what I am a part of.

Q3: Share the THREE WORDS that describe you BEST!

DETERMINED. HONEST. GENUINE.

Q4: What was your biggest mistake? How did you learn from it?

Biggest mistake was not believing in my inner potential sooner. I did not know I could connect with so many powerful minds and they actually care about I have to say. I learned from it by now never doubting myself and always pushing forward.

Q5: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I played professional video games in high school and middle school. I spent about 10 hours a day playing games it was kind of bad. In addition, I also watch pro video gamers and I get more excited about that than sports sometimes.

Q6: If you could go back 10 years and share the knowledge you have now – what would you tell yourself?

I would have told myself to focus on what I need to get done instead of what other people are thinking. I think I get caught up in other peoples situations and not focus on my own growth. I love helping people but sometimes it can be TOO much help.

Q7: What inspires you to keep moving forward – even in moments of fear and doubt?

I think seeing the big picture is the biggest thing that inspires me to move forward. Even in the moments of doubt and fear, I get afraid that all my work will not be put into an awarding effort. In addition, prayer and having faith in God’s plan helps me out a lot as well.

Q8: What is the first thing you do in the morning?