Please Join Allison Sutter and me for this recorded conversation about intuition, courage, and comedy!
In this interview, I shared:
* My journey toward learning to trust and tap into my intuition
* My learnings from doing improv and standup comedy
* What's needed to lead a life of courage
* What to do when the fear of failure rears its head
* A personal message to all viewers
In the beginning of the interview, I facilitated a brief centering practice to help ground and energize us - get ready to participate!
This video was originally a Facebook Live broadcasted as part of the Feb. 9-12 "Intuition for Everyday Living Masterclass" event, hosted by Allison Sutter, author and spiritual mentor.
Coach Joanne Chen (https://www.joannetchen.com/) helps heart-centered, ambitious women let go of perfection and people-pleasing and access their natural confidence, gifts, and the power that they already have. Joanne takes her clients on a journey to discover what’s possible inside and outside. She helps them slow down, quiet their critical minds, and live from their Higher Self – the unshakable Self that’s connected to their courage, inner wisdom, intuition, creativity, heart, and spirit.
Allison Sutter (https://www.allisonsutter.com/) is an author, teacher, and spiritual mentor. Her work blends multidimensional perspectives making challenging self-help concepts easy to understand and apply. Allison's online courses explore the nature of reality including topics such as visualization, cultivating an abundance mindset, and the Law of Attraction. Her signature course is called "Accelerate Your Mojo: 7 Simple Steps to Ignite Intuition, Shake off Fear, and Unleash the Real You." A masterful blend of logic and spirituality, AYM walks you through a series of steps uniquely designed to spark intuition, transform fear, and inspire your authentic self to rise up from within and be celebrated.
Note: This post was originally shared in my "Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit" Facebook group back in 2018.
How willing are you to risk looking like a fool in service of your mission or the work that you're here to do in this world?
I just had a successful comedy showcase this past Saturday (in case you didn't know, yep, I do stand-up comedy as well).
Later, one of my fellow performers said, "Hey, how about we hit another open mic on Monday?" To which, I responded, "No, I need to take this following week off." Parts of my body were hurting, and my body was sore all over for about 3 days. I felt like I had just finished running a race.
You see, for my performance of this particular set, I decided to be more than just a funny, "talking head" comic. I had been a very physical improv comedian years ago, and for this showcase I wanted to challenge myself by bringing more physicality and other modes of expression to the performance of my jokes. I decided to risk looking like a fool on stage.
And the experience - from developing my set to rehearsals to the final performance - was INCREDIBLE.
I surprised my audience by doing multiple karate chops and kicks in a row on stage. I also did different voices and sound effects and included music. I even let myself emote, such as sounding REALLY frustrated and panicky. I was brought up in my family to be well-mannered and composed so being "out of control" in public would be considered a big no-no.
But once Joanne is really committed to something, she follows through.
One of my fellow performers said to me: "I wish I have your confidence!"
How did my confidence come about? Through learning from taking risks in different areas of my life, being committed to my life purpose (i.e., to inspire people and uplift the world), and doing inner work to access my confident, powerful Self.
Truthfully, I was nervous right before my performance. But amidst all the excited energy in the showcase room, I quietly went inward and got myself to focus.
What creative risks would you like to take in your work/business/career, but you haven't done so because of your fears?
By taking creative risks, I am bringing more of me into my work. I am not *just* a club comedian, an inspirational speaker, or a coach. I am a woman carrying out a mission using my multiple talents and passions, and doing so helps me stand out from the crowd.
If standing out in your business/career is important to you (so that you can make sustainable living doing the work that you’re meant to do), what elements of YOU can you bring forth into your work to distinguish yourself from others in your field?
Comment below and let me know.
Until next time.
To living courageously,
In my upcoming 30-minute interview, titled “The Funny Thing about Intuition,” to be broadcasted as part of the Feb. 9-12, 2021, “Intuition for Everyday Living” Masterclass, I will discuss:
* What intuition is and how to use it in everyday life
* How to trust one’s inner guidance over what others (e.g., your family) think
* How to activate intuition and be more deliberate about receiving abundance
* How perfectionists and overachievers can slow down and enjoy the flow
* One thing to do immediately to soothe fears and calm oneself down
* Using intuition in romantic relationships
* How to tell when doubt and fear are masquerading as intuition
* What to do when that bossy, authoritarian voice in one’s head tries to take over
* Having the courage to lighten up and trust
Join me for this free broadcast and interact with me in the chat box and at my Facebook Live following (full details to be emailed upon registration for the Masterclass). Please click here to learn more and register.
My fellow speakers in the Masterclass will also share their thoughts on:
* The Power of Trusting Your Intuition
* Get Clear on Your Business
* Embracing Anxiety - Rebuilding the Path to Intuition and Trust
* Connect to Intuition Through Meditation
* Master Your Inner World and Take Back Control of Your Life
* Writing as an Intuitive, Awakened Woman
* The Adventurous Side of Intuition
* Creativity in Photography Through an Intuitive Lens
and lots more!
Grab your free ticket here for this 4-day Masterclass. It’s recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to navigate life with more ease and confidence and make decisions more effectively.
Until next time.
To living courageously,
Joanne Chen, MA, CPC
Leadership & Life Coach