A Story About Obstacles

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful week!  It was a slightly challenging week for me here in Los Angeles.  I ended up getting very sick (and had to postpone the beginning of my Intuition and Voice Over class by a week).  I realized the virtual impossibility of having a tele-class when you have no voice.  It was also challenging being sick while working, hosting a graduation party for my sister and her 30+ guests, and organizing my daughter’s school’s silent auction (which I’m chairing).  All this is to say that while it was a full and gratifying week, it was not the easiest week for me.  I was starting to feel a bit sorry for myself, but a story I heard recently helped me shift how I was feeling about it. 

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway.  Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables.  On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road.  After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.  As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.  The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand: Every obstacle presents an opportunity  to improve one’s condition.

What is an obstacle appearing on your journey?  How can you use it as an opportunity to improve your condition?  If you’d like some other opportunities to improve your condition, I have three resources for you:

  1. I am offering a complimentary tele-class on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. PST entitled “5 Tips to a More Prosperous and Loving Money Mindset”.  Click here for more details and to register.
  2. I’m leading a 6-week Money Alchemy Coaching Workshop for 10 women (only 4 spots left) starting June 11.  The next two people from this list to register will also get a bonus 1-on-1 session with me.  That doubles the value of your investment – so it definitely makes financial sense. :)  Space is very limited.  Click here for more details and to register.  
  3. For those of you who are voice-over artists and want to build a more prosperous coaching practice, there’s a powerful class just for you: “Using Your Intuition and Guidance to Build a More Prosperous Voice Over Business.”  It starts tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 21,  so if you are feeling called for tools to up-level your business and your life register now.  

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  1. Dortha Arva
    1436 days ago

    I would like to see something fresh from you!


    • admin
      1400 days ago

      Hi, I’m in the process of creating a new website filled with new materials, so please be patient. Also, in the meantime, feel free to sign up for the Life Alchemy Note and the Weekly Angel Message – there you’ll get lots of new tips and inspiration delivered right to your inbox.



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