Six Coaching Myths + 15 things I Know for Sure

(You can listen to this below too) I’ve been in business for almost ten years and I’ve seen a lot and learned a lot in this industry. The first time I seriously considered getting out of the coaching biz was in 2012 when I burned my business down. (That’s another story for another day.) I was disheartened by what I was seeing as the “norm,” particularly in the live event space. It was a wake-up call for me to assess what I wanted to create in my business, with my clients, and in the world. These were just some of the questions I had from the models I saw: Was there another way to make money that wasn’t based on ‘overcoming objections’ and convincing people to buy stuff? Could people make 5- and 6-figure paydays from their live events without the fear-based selling? Could I create a leveraged business model that still had a high-touch component with my clients? Was the only way to grow my business to get a fancy brick and mortar office and hire full-time staff? Did I have to post the lifestyle shots on social media that showed everyone how great my life was? After considering these questions and finding a path that resonated much better with me, I’ve come a long way and I’ve seen a lot in this industry. There are a few coaching myths that I just don’t buy into. I’d love to hear your thoughts below on this post or in my Facebook group. Myth #1: Charge what you’re worth. You are an infinite being, how can you possibly charge what...
Business Alchemy 24: Tools to Change Hopelessness into Possibility

Business Alchemy 24: Tools to Change Hopelessness into Possibility

[Sunday Love Letter – When the World Feels Hopeless and I Feel Helpless] You can listen to the audio below. You can download the clearing loops I use in this + some extras here: https://soundcloud.com/angella-johnson-2/clearing-loop-for-hopelessness-into-possibility. Yesterday, a friend of mine posted about her feeling about the racism that is staring us in the face in the white supremacist rally in Virginia in the US.  I have not been able to get this off my mind, but most importantly, how I responded to her post. I told her that I didn’t know the words to say. I recently experienced a very challenging thing personally – something I’m sure I’ll talk about in the future, just not right now. One of the hardest things during this deep time of healing was the people who didn’t say anything. They didn’t acknowledge my pain. They stayed silent. The reasons I heard were things like: “I don’t know what to say and what if I say the wrong thing?” “You’re strong Angella, you’ll be fine.” “What is there to say, this happens all of the time, you’ll be okay.” But the silence was the thing that hurt the most. I did this same thing to my friend. I told myself that I didn’t know what to say. But the truth is, I did know what to say, I was just too scared to say it. One of my BIGGEST pet peeves in relationships is if you don’t speak up, it’s not a friendship or relationship that I’ll invest my time in. Yet in the face of the racism that is so blatant in this country...
Is this the change I’ve been asking for?

Is this the change I’ve been asking for?

Have you had the moment when your glorious business or marketing plan either bores you to tears or is just doesn’t work? The thing that you are trying to get to work is what you’ve done before in your business. You KNOW how to do this… yet, something is off. Perhaps it’s trying to follow one of the proven formulas by the experts and it just falls flat. Or you just can’t muster up the focus and motivation to follow through with it. Either way, it’s frustrating right? Especially when you need to make some money, honey! I’ve been in a space similar to this since March. Something has just been ever-so-slightly “off” and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I kept asking what to DO and kept getting the answer of “create more space.” “Let go of anything that doesn’t you utter joy. Stop the DOing and things will show up – but there has to be space for it to show up.” When this type of thing would happen years ago, my coaches at the time would tell me to be “coachable and push through the fear.” (Um, it wasn’t fear, it was a misalignment and you can only FORCE misalignment for so long before it bites you in the ass.) The result when you force it is often dismal profits, disappointment, and usually burned out adrenals to go along with it (for me anyway). NOW, I honor these times as the invitation to pause and take a breath. My favorite question to ask during these times of transitioning my business model is, “Is this the change I’ve been asking for?” When you...
Business Alchemy 13: Conscious Leadership and The Need to Be Right with Guest Carmell Clark

Business Alchemy 13: Conscious Leadership and The Need to Be Right with Guest Carmell Clark

Through the darkness, my soul was calling me to freedom. As Carmell talks about the reinvention of letting go of her business to become an international leadership coach, she discovered along the way the four elements of Emotional Blackmail and the need to be right.

What would change our planet? What will heal and unify the divide that the recent US election has shined the light on?

Carmell gives us her tools of conscious leadership and why more than ever, it’s critical that women step up and support other women.

I wasn’t crazy, just an Empath {Free Resource}

I wasn’t crazy, just an Empath {Free Resource}

I remember the moment I realized that I wasn’t crazy, just highly aware of energy. I was in my early twenties and was attending my first Hay House workshop. I attended a breakout session led by a woman named Judith Orloff…(I had no idea who she was at the time.) I was in search of answers because I was secretly afraid that I was crazy. This was my life back then: I was shy, mostly awkward (didn’t know how to talk to people), and just always felt “off.” I never fit in. I hated small talk and just didn’t know what was wrong with me. Had there been a diagnosis, it would have probably came back as depression and social anxiety (at a minimum). I was secretly worried that I was crazy and it was only a matter of time before someone figured this out. Why did I think I was crazy? I just knew things about situations and people. I would be in the same room with someone or walk into a store and I would just KNOW things. I would feel weird when I was in crowded places. I had no other way to describe it other than feeling “weird.” It’s like everyone’s thoughts and feelings bombarded me and I liked being alone, rather than around people, because of it. And if I was in a toxic environment, or if I saw a scary movie or something tragic on the news, it would take me days or even weeks to feel “normal” again. My life changed that day attending that workshop. Judith (who was leading the session) was talking about being...
Business Alchemy 04: Awaken Your Inner Fire with Guest Kami Guildner

Business Alchemy 04: Awaken Your Inner Fire with Guest Kami Guildner

Are you ready to ignite passion, purpose, and meaning into your work and life? Shine a light on your gifts and talents and tune into the part of your work you love most!

Kami and I talk about how to bring their fire to your life and help you tune into what your heart wants you to know! Afte leaving a corporate marketing background, Kami took the leap to start her own business and specializes in helping rekindle what really lights them up in their life so they can launch a business that makes their heart sing.

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