Create Life on Your Own Terms

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Imagine a life orchestrated to complement your natural rhythms. A life where your work is your play, and your play is your life. You deserve to be happy, healthy and wealthy. You have permission to create your life on your terms. So instead of putting up with mediocrity, waiting for a knock on the door or an invitation to change, take your life’s adventure to heart. The process begins here, now, today.

    It’s time to get moving – to wake up, lift the veil of the status quo, and embrace the richness of a full life!

    Out of all the “keys” to living a full life that I have discovered here, passion is probably the most important. If you were locked in a windowless room, passion would be the key that opens the door. When you are in the presence of a passionate person, the world falls away, and you are suddenly swept up in a tidal wave of possibility. The world is a playground for people who have the courage to follow their bliss. What are you passionate about?

    Personal awareness is another important key. Awareness allows you to look for opportunities in your surroundings, but also to understand how your mind perceives opportunity. Be bold and direct in your awareness. Bumping around from one mindless task to the next is not acceptable. You are here to make something of your life, and your conscious choices will guide you with fulfilling your dreams.

    Passion combined with awareness leads to opportunity, and the courage to take action with passion must be nourished from loving support of friends, family, coaches and mentors. You are who you surround yourself with.

    To boldly go where no one else has gone before is a sexy idea. Sexier still is discovering mentors, explorers and visionaries who are willing to share the bold steps they have already taken along with the lessons they learned along the way. Oftentimes all we ever have to do is explore our curiosity – comforted by the knowledge that we are no alone. What kind of people do you share your time with?

    Trust is the third magical key. Trust in God, the Universe, your Higher Power, your gut, or your intuition. While having faith is not always an easy proposition, you simply must find the courage to believe in yourself. What do you believe in?

    Act on your instincts and understand it is your personal responsibility for creating your life on your terms. Give yourself permission to have the moxie to explore several ideas and find the perfect fit. When you know and you honor who you are, you will be happy and free…

    It is never too soon, nor too late to follow your passion.

    Shann Vander Leek

    Shann Vander Leek is the founder of True Balance International, co-founder of Anxiety Slayer, author of Life on Your Terms, and the Transformation Goddess Sacred Heart Teachings. Shann coaches powerful women in transition who are ready to reclaim their feminine sovereignty and transform their precious lives. She is an author, entrepreneur, artist, and mentor to the women who are attracted to her transformational work. Shann's courageous journey of self-discovery includes coaching certification, yoga teacher training, silent retreat, deep shadow work, Artist's Way facilitation, wise women circles and healing sweat lodge ceremonies. Check out her enchanting free audio series to revive the goddess within at

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