Rise Up: Where Are You Being Called to Expand?

I have been touched by the emails and comments from so many of you, sharing how much you’ve enjoyed these little notes and how you looked forward to them each day in April. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me! I heard from several of you about how you began thinking about things in new ways – and I LOVE that. :)

So, because you’ve asked, I’ve decided to keep this going a bit longer – but not every day. That was a lot, yes?

Instead, I will come to you each week in two ways.

First, on Mondays, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live where I’ll share something from my heart, and introduce an idea. This week, I explained the reasons behind the name “11:11”, and talked about the power of energy.

Missed it? No worries. You can see that message, here.

And second, I’ll continue to share these little notes with you once a week. Each time, I’ll offer you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try.

So to continue our new tradition, here is your 11:11 for today.



And still I rise. 
― Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) Poet, author, civil rights activist


As the world begins to open its doors, and many of our friends and neighbors  return to work and to public life, we hold our breath. Some say it’s too soon, that we aren’t out of the woods yet, and won’t be for a long time. And they may be right.

But even if that’s true, we don’t have to wait for that time to thrive. I see examples every day of people finding creative ways to grow their businesses, serve their communities, and take care of their loved ones – even now.

I’m working with entrepreneurs who are learning how to provide services and teach classes online for the first time. One of my clients raised her prices – even now – and had two and a half times the number of sales she’d hoped to have. I attended a virtual conference last week where people found ways to invest – even now – tens of thousands of dollars in their own growth and development.

Now is not the time to shrink, to hold back, to dim your light.

Stand tall. Shine.

Don’t wait for success.


If you watched the Live that I did on Monday, you’ll know that it took me over an hour to get up the nerve to take that step (almost two, to be honest). But eventually, I got there. It was imperfect – for sure, which will be obvious. Argh.

But I don’t care. I’d set an intention this week that I would begin showing up that way, and I did.

Where is it that you are being called to try something new, expand your reach, increase your offer, step up in some way? What imperfect action can you take this week? Where can you rise, shine and share your light?

I’d love to hear.

And be well,


P.S. I should be online sometime between 11 a.m. and noon, eastern, each Monday. If you want to be notified follow my Facebook page here and turn your live Facebook notifications settings on. Here’s how.


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