3 Proven Strategies to Live Purposefully and Prosperously!

We all come to this world with a gift, a passion and purpose. Some of you discover and develop your gift as a young person. You know that you want to be an artist, musician, teacher, mechanic, airline pilot, military professional, tradesperson or business owner. As you pursue your interests, you may receive support and guidance from a parent, counselor or mentor.

How did you receive support and encouragement to pursue your passion? 

Or you may have been discouraged and told:

  • You need to get a college education first,
  • But we always thought you’d take over the family business,
  • You can’t make a living doing that,
  • I always dreamed you would…
  • Really?

Or what I heard: Go to college, so you can get a good job, so you don’t have to depend on a man. (Ask me if I’ve ever been married?)

What were you told when you expressed interest in a particular profession?

Perhaps you don’t recognize your gift or passion. You may not know that you have a purpose or what it is. Therefore, you go along with what’s expected of you. You might be OK living someone else’s dream or doing a job that drains your energy and joy. You might find yourself in a work environment that doesn’t utilize your true skills and talents. Eventually you become bored, frustrated and unhappy!

Have you been in this situation, going along with what’s expected, but deep inside feeling angry or even ill?

Contrast this situation with a person perhaps like you, doing something you like and enjoy, an activity that you could do all the time, one that lifts and lights you up. You feel deep passion for it and others can feel it too! You are so talented and good at it that over time you master it. People begin to identify you by your mastery, enthusiasm and passion! 

Do you know anyone like that? Are you someone like that? What are the qualities of a person living their passion or Soul’s Calling? 

  • THEY ARE CREATIVE;
  • THEY ARE PASSIONATE;
  • THEY ARE POWERFUL; 

They LOVE what they’re doing! They’re energy is magnetic; you’re drawn to them and feel great in their company. You want what they’ve got!

 Herein lies the first strategy to live a purposeful and prosperous life!

  1. Do What You Most Love! Develop Mastery. Be the Best at it! Excel in it!  Your perfect audience or client will be drawn to your magnetic energy and  enthusiasm. And they will pay royally to experience your magic and mastery!  Always seek opportunities for new learning and skills to evolve and thrive as you serve, empower and uplift others!
  1. Incorporate Self-Care and Soul-Care Practices on a daily basis to keep yourself healthy and whole in BodyMindSpirit. This includes spiritual practices like affirmative prayer or meditation that help you focus, gain clarity and confidence; quality time in nature to renew and refresh; and community with like-hearted people who share your values and vision.
  1. Work with a Mentor or Coach who can guide you to balance the overall vision with the practical action steps and tools to translate your vision into fruition. A skilled coach will keep you on track and accountable, so that you can joyfully celebrate your growth, wins and successes.

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably doing what you most love, living your passion, fulfilling your Soul’s Calling. However, you may know people who aren’t doing so! Feel free to share this article with them and the opportunity to contact me for a Soul’s Calling Vision Session (SCVS) at: www.thewrighresort.com/contact After completing the 45-minute call they will have more clarity and motivation to fulfill their Soul’s Calling, thrive will serving others, and live a more purposeful and prosperous life!

“Live fully; joyfully demonstrating your passion and purpose. With trust and joyful expectation, plunge into each new venture, grateful for how you serve, what you learn and ways you grow!” – Harriet Tubman Wright

 

What are You Thinking and Doing
As You Approach the Mid-Way Point of the Year…

 “The capacity to create your experiences, manifest your dreams and fulfill your intentions is a function of your mind and the way you use it to experience and express greater good.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

As you quickly approach the mid-way point of the year, make time to do an assessment.

  1. Where am I based on the intentions that I created for myself at the start of the year?
  2. What intentions have I fulfilled so far?
  3. In what ways have I surpassed or changed my intentions?
  4. For what reasons have I fallen short of achieving my intentions?
  5. What’s necessary for me to get back on point as I enter the second half of the year?

If you’ve not yet made the progress you intended to fulfill your commitments, particularly those to yourself, or achieve your intentions for your business or career, join me for:

Living Your Soul’s Calling
Fulfilling Your Life-Changing Intentions
Enjoying your Lasting Success

A Tele-Seminar on
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
12 pm – 2:00 pm PST 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Investment: $137

Benefit for You:

  1. Focused time to re-focus and re-commit yourself to your success
  2. Guided exploration and release of perceived obstacles
  3. Re-assessment and prioritizing intentions
  4. Safe, supportive and stimulating environment to regain momentum
  5. Relationship-building in community for support and accountability

By the end of the tele-seminar, you will have a clear, concise Intention Fulfillment Plan with Action Steps and Measurable Milestones, and Spiritual and Practical Mindset Tools to regain your commitment, focus and energy to successfully fulfill your intentions and commitments.

Take action now so that you are positioned to make the rest of the year fruitful, fulfilling, positive and prosperous!

Investment: $137

Once your registration and investment are received, I’ll share the Tele-Seminar details so that you can prepare to move forward with expert guidance and supportive community.

QUESTIONS:           
Contact harriet@thewrightresort.com
510-764-3407                   

I look forward to your participation. And feel free to share this opportunity with a friend or colleague for whom it would be beneficial!

Peace and Blessings,

Harriet

 

“Life is what you make it! You create your life beginning with the thoughts you think, the words you speak and the actions you take. What kind of life are you creating? One of limitation or liberation; one of poverty or prosperity; one of stress or success? The choice is yours…to make it a mediocre or magnificent life!” – Harriet Tubman Wright

To Be Healthy, Whole and Soulful!

“Self-Care and Soul-Care are essential practices to sustain a purposeful and prosperous life.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

Beginning the decade of my 70’s has been quite eventful, enjoyable and exhausting!  Celebrating is work and fun! Affirming intentions requires focus and commitment! Staying aligned and balanced calls for discernment and rest!

In recent weeks I’ve been reminded of how essential self-care practices are to stay healthy and whole; particularly when additional demands on my time and energy compel me to re-establish healthy boundaries. For example, learning when and how to say, “No”, “No, thank you”, or “No, not at this time” without guilt, apology or shame.

In addition to regular exercise, I enjoy quality time in nature and/or in the spa. This recharges me, so that I can serve others from a place of vigor and vitality.

  • What’s your favorite self-care practice?
  • In what ways can you renew your self-care or soul-care practices?

Another self-care strategy is to pause. Author, Speaker, Coach Cynthia James provides useful tips. https://cynthiajames.net/the-pause-perspective/

If you have an office or quiet space you can immediately do this process. If you do not have a quiet place, take a break and go outside or to the restroom.

  • Breathe – Simply take a few deep breaths to bring you out of your head and into your body.
  • Attune – Without judging, get clear about what you are thinking and how you are behaving.
  • Release – Consciously decide to surrender thoughts of lack and limitation.
  • Align – Bring in words or affirmations which support you in being grounded.
  • Recharge – Move your body, put on some calming music, take a short nap, and/or take a short walk.

“Self-care is not about indulgence, it’s about self-preservation.” – Audre Lorde

Finally, another way to practice self-care and soul-care is to engage with a spiritual community or cultural gathering to strengthen your connection with like-hearted others.

The choice is yours, to burn out or blossom, to flounder or flow…

“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” – Miya Yamanouchi

Find Releasing Stress, Creating Serenity A BodyMindSpirit Self-Care Primer for Busy Women by Harriet Tubman Wright, for additional resources.  https://www.thewrightresort.com/book/

3 Keys to Appreciate Milestones and New Beginnings

As some of you know I’m celebrating a milestone birthday this year; 70 years young on April 6!  Most friends know that I normally go to retreat/spa places to celebrate. However, this year I decided to stay in Oakland and have a party!

Maturing into this milestone (along with Mercury Retrograde most of March) has led to a period of reflection and renewal. However, a mini-retreat for more silence and solitude is in the making!

My life is full, rich, ever-changing. I’m increasingly grateful for my BodyMindSpirit health and well-being; my birth family, spiritual family of many branches, village family; appreciating long-time and new relationships that challenge and enrich me. I’m also grateful for the ways in which The Wright Resort continues to evolve into a form of ministry through which I lead mature women career professionals and entrepreneurs to activate, illuminate and liberate their Soul’s Calling, thereby fulfilling their divine life purpose. As change-makers and leaders, they help galvanize those they serve to transform businesses, workplaces, communities and the world.

  • For what are you most grateful at this time in your life?
  • As you enter the next phase of your life, who are you being and becoming?
  • In what ways are your heart and soul frustrated or fulfilled?

As you embark on your own personal introspection, consider that each milestone; a birthday, graduation, promotion, retirement or relocation…is an opportunity to:

  1. Remember your personal mission; that is your divine purpose or soul’s calling. Sometimes as you’re pulled by other people’s expectations or agendas, you can lose sight of the reason you’ve been put on Mother Earth. You absolutely have a higher calling. How are you answering it?
  1. Assess your skills, talents and gifts, and determine to what extent you are sharing them to serve, empower or uplift others. How are you making a positive difference or helping transform your community or workplace so that our world is a better place because of the ways you’ve contributed?
  1. Make renewal and regeneration a priority, be it spiritual, emotional, mental or physical. Refocus and recommit to daily self-care and soul-care practices to maintain optimal BodyMindSpirit health and demonstrate the value of putting on your oxygen mask first! In this way you can serve your family, co-workers or colleagues from a well-spring of vigor and vitality!

Although you may not be able to celebrate with me on April 6, we can still celebrate throughout the month of April. I also want to extend the same invitation I did to my birthday celebrants, and that is to make a donation to my Kemet Nu  Know Thyself Educational Tour. To do so, please go to: https://www.paypal.me/HarrietWrightResort

My fundraising goal is $700! May I thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Kemet Nu Know Thyself Educational Tour is actually my 70th birthday gift to myself and I’m very excited about this long overdue sojourn!

“Take pleasure in your life’s natural unfolding and evolving. Appreciate the challenges and milestones of the journey. Delight in reaching your destiny. Celebrate it all!”  – Harriet Tubman Wright

 

If You’re Not Living Your Soul’s Calling, Who Is?

“Stress is being out of alignment, balance and coherence by not honoring or expressing your true essence, soul’s calling and innate creativity, a condition that leads to dis-order and dis-ease mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually; and is therefore reflected in your external environment.” – Harriet Tubman Wright
(
Updated Version, August 30, 2018)

  •  Are you settling for stress, mediocrity or stagnation?

In my own life, as I sought to find and fulfill my purpose, I accepted jobs and assignments that helped me earn a living to support myself and my son. I excelled in some jobs and languished in others, ultimately recognizing that I was not being all I was meant to be or doing what I really yearned to do.

In my work with mature women career professionals and entrepreneurs who feel undervalued, frustrated and stressed, I find that a fundamental cause of stress is not accepting your soul’s calling or living your soul purpose. It is not honoring that deep inner desire, true essence and innate creativity.

  • Imagine the seed that is never planted and not allowed to fulfill its innate purpose to grow into a flower or food? 
  • Imagine the egg that is not nurtured to maturity so that a new life is brought forth? 
  • Imagine a world without the (r)evolutionary pioneers, artists, scientists, educators, leaders and other cultural creatives who by expressing their soul’s calling, sharing their unique brilliance, and making profound contributions uplifted humanity in myriad ways? 
  • Imagine living your life with the seed of genius and magnificence dormant, never realized or fulfilled?

If you’re not radiating your brilliance and magnificence, you are stressed…and it’s showing up in body, mind, spirit…relationships, livelihood, finances. Yet, you have the power to make different choices.

You have the power to show up as the authentic, brilliant, creative person that you’re born to be, living on purpose with purpose!

  • What are you choosing?
  • Are you doing what you most love?
  • Is there something deep inside seeking to be expressed?

You also have the choice to listen to your Soul’s Calling. Your Soul’s Calling is your true essence and divine purpose. It’s what lights you up and those with whom you interact. It energizes, motivates and sustains you. Your Soul’s Calling is what you were born to do, and doing what you most love!

Imagine how you would feel if you were:

  • Clear and excited about your Soul’s Calling
  • Engaged in work that utilized your unique gifts and creativity
  • Expressing mastery and passion doing what you most love
  • Fulfilling your true purpose with enthusiasm and ease
  • Thriving while empowering others to make meaningful contributions to the world

What to Do Next?

Let’s explore your options in a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session.

During this 45-minute complimentary phone consultation, we will:

  • Identify the psychological and emotional cost of denying your true nature
  • Uncover blocks to expressing your Soul’s Calling
  • Explore your heart’s true desire and possibilities ahead for you
  • Define ways to renew your commitment to a purposeful life
  • Outline options and next steps to fulfill your Soul’s Calling

You will complete the session with more clarity and motivation to live your Soul’s Calling and step into your true power doing what you most love in highest service to others.

Schedule your complimentary Souls Calling Vision Session at: https://wrightresort.simplybook.me/v2/#book

I look forward to talking with you. 

Appreciating African-Americans Who Lived Their Soul’s Calling

Recently, I compiled Black History Month biographical posts and quotes on Facebook. I chose to focus on highly- accomplished individuals that perhaps aren’t as well known by the general public; sometimes African-American “firsts” in sports, politics, science, technology, entertainment, arts, literature and more… The process reminded me about overcoming challenges to be all you could be, to express your innate creativity and gifts, make enduring contributions, and beat the odds to ultimately live your Soul’s Calling.

Therefore, I encourage you to view them at: https://www.facebook.com/harriet.t.wright or https://www.facebook.com/thewrightresort.bodymindspirit/  Many will inspire you!

“Love and accept yourself unconditionally. Honor your soul’s journey, your gifts and unique mastery. From your heart and soul, express and share your God-given talents, as only you can. In doing so, you are living your Soul’s Calling and making a meaningful contribution to the world.”  – Harriet Tubman Wright

2019 – Is this Your Year?

Can you “feel” the potent energy of deep transformation? Are you in the “creative” flow?

Are you ready to:

  • Chart a new direction and explore different territory to expand your horizons?
  • Re-invent yourself or your work to contribute your spiritual and intellectual resources in bold, creative, dynamic ways?
  • Release the mental and emotional chatter, break through self-imposed limitations and free yourself to be all that you can be?
  • Say “YES” to up-level your leadership, expand your visibility and influence in your career, business or community?
  • Celebrate who you are and what you do because you’re being authentic, doing great work and having fun?

These are some of the questions that I’ve been asking myself as I step into the decade of my 70’s. What is the “new story” that I’m creating?

Given this time in your personal or family life, the challenging state of economic and political affairs and the larger impacts of global climate change, a fundamental “re-assessment may be called for. Even in the dawn of this new year, it may be time to: “Slow Down. Be Still. Get Quiet.” 

If you’re ready and willing to do a “re-assessment”, consider one or all three of these suggestions:

  1. Take a Day Away. Spend quality time in nature to shift the energy, breathe fresh air and get a different perspective. Nature has so much to teach us when we avail ourselves to her wisdom.
  1. Make a Gratitude List. Keep writing until you get to 99 things you have to be grateful for…and you can probably name a few more. This changes our view of things.
  1. Lovingly Release. Determine what thoughts, things or people are keeping you stuck, confused or anxious. Lovingly release them and allow the open space to be free of encumbrances. Over time you’ll begin attracting positive empowering energy.

These 3 suggestions are a great start and a great way to shift energy, so that what’s most essential for you and your next steps becomes clear and compelling.

Quite honestly, I’m very encouraged by strong signs of positive change and deep transformation. I see new paradigms of leadership, engagement and community building! I see seeming polarities and divisions creating new alliances and collaborations! I see young people unapologetically stepping up in empowering, resourceful life-affirming ways! The depth and dynamism of our new Congress is indeed evidence of a new day and a new way!

A few more “re-assessment” queries:

  • What is the story I’m creating this year?
  • Who am I being, what am I doing and why?
  • How am I best serving my family, clients/co-workers or community?
  • Am I truly listening to my inner guidance?
  • What help or support do I want at this time? 

If you are open to or want support for your “re-assessment”, schedule a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session ($97 value) or Cultivating Leadership Session ($97 value) now at: https://wrightresort.simplybook.me/v2/#book

 

“Whatever your agenda for the day or intention for the year, make room for joy, imagination, creativity, and silence. Allow your Light to awaken and inspire others! Doing so brightens your day and generates hope and appreciation in others.” – Harriet Tubman Wright

YOUR SOUL SAFARI TO SUCCESS