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I sat fascinated when I saw the creator of Twitter on Nightly News, in one day, becoming a BILLIONAIRE with all his Twitter stock and assets. My question to myself was: would I sell now or continue to work? The question is always the same when we think about winning the lottery or becoming instant millionaires. The real question, though: Is what I’m doing what I want to be doing for the rest of my working life? If it’s not, what can I do to move closer to my dream job. Let’s face it, the likelihood of any of us moving from our current financial position to the windfall of a millionaire is 1 in a million.

As I have asked myself this question over and over again when I think about winning the lottery, I realize the spiritual question about doing my life’s work is always paramount to understanding why Person A gets to win the lottery and not I. So, instead of pining away at the “why me” syndrome and being pissed and jealous about not being the winner, I have decided to ask the more important spiritual questions.

My entire life I have been working toward the day I can give up the things that no longer serve my life and enter into the place where I feel ALL my work is rewarding, heartfelt and authentic. I feel I am at that place in my life now. I have spent 35 years getting here, but I’d say that I have whittled away at the dross to find a comfortable place where getting up in the morning is a joy. But, most importantly, I don’t believe I would retire ever, unless I was incapable of functioning in this capacity.

Recently, I stopped teaching vocal lessons. Don’t get me wrong, I have always enjoyed teaching people to sing. My “Finding Authentic You” platform fit perfectly into that paradigm. Giving people a voice is actually part of finding your authentic self. So, to say that teaching voice was something that was not good would be a misnomer.

But when I considered what I would give up if I became a millionaire, the first thing that came to mind was “retire from your 30 years of teaching voice.” I think I had just become bored with teaching as a result of seeing the power of change in my other practices—life coaching, hypnosis, and yoga. I have the capacity to see people get over life-long stress, problems, anxiety, ideologies, and habits each day. I also get to hear and feel the thankfulness of those helped almost every day. Tears of joy and relief have become a weekly part of my life.

With vocal lessons I had that same kind of feeling, when someone would make a breakthrough, but it wasn’t like the spiritual feeling I get when I work at my practice today. So, I let go to make room for more of my healing practice to open for me. If there isn’t space, you can’t fill it.

I came to the conclusion that holding on to doing something I didn’t want to do for fear that the money would not be there, was simply a lack of faith in God and Spirit to fill up my life with all the good and prosperity I can handle. I spent a couple years finally making the decision to stop teaching, but I did it a few weeks ago. I can’t tell you how liberated I have felt. Even more importantly, I have not had any lack at all in prosperity. The empty space in my life resulting from retiring from vocal teaching have completely been filled by writing more, marketing my books, and speaking engagements, as well as more clients as a healing practitioner.

So, when you see someone prospering, instead of thinking, “why isn’t that me,” think about what job would truly make your life worth living—everyday. Then ask spirit to lead you on to the path when your life can be about what truly matters to you.

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Go to Week 3 of the “Year to CLEAR Challenge” 

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Look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!

Below is information that I will be sharing for about a month, as not every person on my list reads the blog every day. If you have already read it, just skip over it. Thanks for understanding.

A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)

The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”

A Year to CLEAR Challenge!

The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.

My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.

As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.

The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.

The One-Year Approach to Change

No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.

Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”

In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.

Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.

Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One Challenge:
TOOLS FOR CHANGE:
Go to Storefront to buy any of the following or make a donation to Finding Authentic You: www.shop.bosebastian.com

• My Latest Book: Finding Authentic You—7 Steps to Effective Change (800 page downloadable Kindle version)
• Introduction to Meditation
• Smoke Cessation mp3
• Weight Loss mp3
• Hypnotic Lap Band surgery Mp3
• Insomnia mp3
• Eternal Om mp3
• Meditation Music mp3
• Guide to Meditation mp3
• Healing the Body mp3
• And my “Lessons from the Heart” book ready for your download purchase.
Go to Home Page: www.BoSebastian.com

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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334 or www.bosebastian.com. Please feel free to comment and/or sign up to receive your blog sent to you directly or stream with an RSS Feed.

I am trying to spread the word about my blog and I need your help. Please let your friends know it exists, if it gives you hope and blesses you each day. I would be greatly pleased for you to share anything that you read by clicking the share button in Facebook.com/bo.sebastian, or add it to your Twitter at BoSebastian; or LinkedIN at Bosebastian5@gmail.com; or find this blog home at www.FindingAuthenticYou.com. Any of my books can be found on Amazon or Barnes and Nobel, just by typing my name in the search header.

Also, look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!

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Four Steps to See if You’re Ready for a Relationship

1. Is there room in your life for another person?

2. Have you finished forgiving the last relationship in your life?

3. Are you ready emotionally to share an intimate part of your life with someone            else?

4. Can you make someone else a priority in your life?

Let’s start with number one. Is there room in your life? I know a gal who is still married to her husband, but living in a different room—part of the house, because of their children. They are legally divorced, but financially very dependent for the sake of the children and for time constraints. She wants to move on and is ready, but what exactly in her life says that she has room for another human being in her life?

If you want the universe to see that you are ready for a real relationship, you must make the space for this special person first. It’s like getting pregnant and forgetting to make space for the new baby. Most people prepare a room for the new child, decorated according to the gender. Then they put all the things one would need for a baby in the room. When the baby comes, they are prepared. You have to make room for it first!

Step Two: If Forgiveness from the last relationship hasn’t happened at the core of your being, then it’s going to come back up to bite you in the ass in your new relationship. Let me tell you that your new partner will take the shape and form of your old relationship, because you haven’t learned the very important lesson you needed to learn from the last relationship. Grieve, hit a punching bag, take a course in Forgiveness, but get it out before you bring your hate into another relationship.

Step Three: Emotional Readiness. Only you can know that you have had enough time to be with yourself and your emotions after a long or short relationship. It could have been a death, a divorce, or simply a parting of ways, but all endings translate to death in our minds. There is a grieving that must take place and a period of time that our hearts need to heal before we can move on.

A sure sign of healing is when you start to desire to meet new people. If you are sulking in your house and don’t want to get out, you are probably still in the grieving stage. Some people take years to get over a lost love. Of course, that being said, sometimes they need a little push to get out of that slump too. But mostly, you know in your heart when you are ready, and no counselor or therapist can really tell you when your heart is ready.

Lastly, prioritizing for another person. Most people don’t know the statistics about this. But it is true that in relationship that with children, the marital relationship should take priority. It is very important to establish a healthy balance with your children in your own love life, so that they can see that they don’t control you or your love for someone else. Almost every psychological study shows that this is true for all family relationships.

This prioritizing may also include taking time from work to make the person in your life feel like he or she is worth your attention. One thing is for certain, in an intimate relationship, you should feel—and have the right to feel—that you are the most important person to that individual. Everyone deserves that right in relationship. If you don’t have that, then you aren’t in a secure relationship.

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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and LifeCoach, available for private sessions to Quit Smoking, Lose Weight with the new Lap Band-Hypnosis, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334.

I am trying to spread the word about my blog and I need your help. Please let your friends know it exists, if it gives you hope and blesses you each day. Your connection to me blesses me in everyway possible. And I would be greatly pleased for you to share anything that you read by clicking the share button in Facebook.com/bo.sebastian, or add it to your Twitter at BoSebastian; or LinkedIN atBosebastian5@gmail.com; or find me at www.bosebastian.com. Any of my books can be found on Amazon, just by typing my name in the header.

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Expect the Unexpected

If your happiness is based on the expectation of what MAY happen, then you are basing your joy on the future. The future hasn’t happened and is subject to change, so the likelihood of your happiness getting derailed is actually fairly large.

I’ve been in this position a lot in my life. I remember a time—well a few times—when I have been at the precipice of something big either in publishing, theater, or music. Everything looked like I was going to land a big contract. I banked on the hope of what was coming because of the expectation that was offered me through agents, managers, and friends. Then, what happened was just the opposite. You can become a pessimist from opportunity knocking too often and then slamming the door in your face. I know, for sure.

But the truth is that when opportunity knocks it is just opportunity. The actuality of the prize ahead is not what has been offered. So, if you are used to getting ahead of yourself, you will find that you may always be a little disappointed with life. The process of big things happening is usually slow and unexpected.

Opportunity is a clear indicator that you are headed in the right direction though. When I would get out of my funk about not getting that much-deserved contract, I would allow myself the thought that, at least, I was being considered for something grand. Not everyone gets considered for big things in life. That’s a win, too.

I had a client recently who had been looking for a job for about six months. She has been getting overly anxious about finding one, especially in this market and at Christmas. When life places opportunity at your doorstep, the best you can be is ready for it. So, the two things you can do to get ready are to be practiced and on point when the opportunity for what you do comes along. And be on the hunt on-line and moving from place to place meeting new people.

If you’re an artist, paint those paintings. If you’re a singer, have that demo ready. If you’re an actor, make sure you have a great audition ready, great pics and résumé, and maybe even an EPK (electronic press kit). If you are looking for a job in other fields, in this market a résumé and cover letter are everything. If the cover letter is not sleek and short and to the point, it will be tossed. If your résumé isn’t in the perfect font, neatly done, edited to the place where there are absolutely no extra words, than it will be tossed as well.

In this day and age there are always 500-1000 people looking for the same job. You have to be on the cutting edge and bringing something special to the table to get noticed. As a professional writer the first thing you are taught is what font, character spacing, and presentation of your work you should use. Publishers know when a novice doesn’t know what he/she is doing. There are 500 people who do know what they are doing, so why waste valuable time reading something that is formatted incorrectly? Most publishers won’t.

Christmas time is a time of expectation. We want lists of things. We want our partners to treat us special. We want eggnog and hot cider around a tree of carolers. We want dancing colored lights to gaily caress us as we waltz through the holiday season.

The truth, though, is that we should be happy with the small things and expect little. If more is given, the happier you’ll be. Today I had a few surprise presents and cards and phone calls. I hadn’t expected any of it. My day was filled with extra joy. At the end of the day, what I did expect, though, didn’t happen, and I found myself a little depressed.

How can life be so giving in one moment and take away the very thing I wanted the most? But God’s way isn’t our way. We learn the lessons of the universe by practicing and rehearsing the issues we struggle with the most. So, today I let go and let God take away any need for expectation. Instead, I allow myself to be immersed in the ever spontaneous, flowing, unlimited love of God.

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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and LifeCoach, available for private sessions to Quit Smoking, Lose Weight with the new Lap Band-Hypnosis, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334.

I am trying to spread the word about my blog and I need your help. Please let your friends know it exists, if it gives you hope and blesses you each day. Your connection to me blesses me in everyway possible. And I would be greatly pleased for you to share anything that you read by clicking the share button in Facebook.com/bo.sebastian, or add it to your Twitter at BoSebastian; or LinkedIN atBosebastian5@gmail.com; or find me at www.bosebastian.com. Any of my books can be found on Amazon, just by typing my name in the header.

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