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I Turned 45! – My 5 Biggest Life Lessons {what I’d tell 20-year-old me}

I turned 45 this week!

At what is probably the mid-way point through my life, I share the 5 BIG Life Lessons the 45-year-old me would have told my 20-year-old self.

No same-old, same-old platitudes. No clichés. No airy-fairy talk.

My 5 Biggest Life Lessons – A Note to My 20-Year-Old Self:

#5. Snowshoe Secrets – How to Guarantee Success, Fast

Pay attention to snowshoe lessons, Shasta…When snowshoeing, following in the tracks of someone ahead of you makes things so much easier. The same is true in life.

Following a mentor – someone who as does the thing you wish to do and is ahead of you on the trail – is the fastest way to shorten time, effort and struggle, and ensure success.

Always seek out, engage and hire mentors!

Now at 45, I see that having a great mentor has meant quantum leaps in my career, my income, my business and my marriage. In fact, they’ve helped me create bigger success than I could have imagined at 20.

And, honestly, I am not that patient so having a mentor has meant less time wasted on “trial and error” or “figuring it out myself”.  YAY!!

#4. Take the Bloody Trip! – It’s the Things You DON’T Do That You Will Regret

I would tell my 20-year-old self that it’s the things SHE DID NOT DO that she will REGRET THE MOST, including:

  • I regret NOT taking the trip Mardi Gras in New Orleans with my friends when I was 2o. I still have not been!
  • I regret NOT going the White House and meeting President Clinton that I turned down and worked instead. WTF was I thinking?
  • I regret not telling my husband Ian, that I loved him sooner. I tell him every day now!

It’s the things I did NOT do that I regret the most, and that’s not happening again.  Now, if I have a chance to travel, meet someone famous, have an adventure or tell someone I love them, I JUMP on that! 

I am also so grateful to create amazing experiences and transformational retreats with my husband Ian, that literally hundreds of people have joined us on over the years.    We have 4 rooms for Tuscany, just saying! www.shastatownsend.com/italy

#3. Speak Up! – Have the Courage to Ask but Don’t Be A Jerk About It

The courage to ask…“Women don’t ask, aren’t seen and don’t have ambition/desire/passion!”,  these were false beliefs that my 20-year-old battled with internally.

I often made myself wrong for wanting more, speaking up, being assertive, passionate, clear and demanding.

Or, I would dodge “awkward” conversations to avoid rocking the boat, and then things would blow up – in my business, marriage, bank account and self.

One the most important things I have learned is have the COURAGE to ask, and the skills to do it well, including:

  • How to get clear on what I desire.
  • How to “own” that desire.
  • How to ask for it in a powerful way – not an entitled, apologetic or confusing way. In other words, how to NOT be a jerk.
  • Learning how to RECEIVE.
  • Learning how to collaborate and make it win-win in every relationship and situation.

#2. You are Loved – No Need to PROVE IT!

My 20-year-old-self thought she had to constantly prove herself.

I was the classic over-achiever – over doing, over delivering, and over YES’ing my way through life so that people would see how “good” I was.

I would tell my 20-year-old self that she was SO LOVED, and lovable, and that she did not need to “get that” from others or prove it.   Sometimes I just visualize myself at 20 and give me a big hug.

I also accepted relationships that were toxic and not loving. Now, I am such a huge proponent of creating and maintaining amazing relationships. I learned how to be a BETTER person to myself, and everyone, and that’s a huge lesson I am so grateful for.

Love was always present in my life, but my 45-year-old self is much more open to receiving it and flowing it!

 #1. It’s Work AS Play

Growing up in a family that struggled with everything, and living in a culture where we are taught to “work hard” to prove our worthiness, I have been detoxing “the life is hard” paradigm for 20+ years.

I have invested in learning the skills of instant manifestation, personal responsibility, quantum creation and universal laws – which work 100% of the time – but there are times I am still surprised how good, fast and FUN things can be. 

I would tell my 20-year old self just how powerful she is AND how Life is about Cit and Ananda – the Truth and the Sweetness – and not just hard work and struggle.

Yes, you are here to grow, learn and create but it is also meant to be fun, delicious and easeful. And, you get to DECIDE what life FEELS like by your internal choices about what is happening.

I look forward to writing a letter to my 45-year-old self, 25 years from now, and plan to take more risks, more trips, make love more often, and have more fun while creating, serving and becoming at an even bigger scale. Now for cake!!

What would you tell your 20-year-old self???

Much love,

Shasta

P.S. My focus for the next couple weeks is going to be all about creating amazing relationships so watch for emails and offerings from me on a new course and a special offer that’s all about getting what you want – in love, marriage, your career/business and creating an amazing life now and for the next 4o years!!

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  • It’s not magical thinking or “hoping” things will just work out that ensures you have a viable and lucrative business….
  • It’s not burying your head in the sand and wondering when thefairies of the Universe will bring you a pot of gold…
  • It’s also NOT telling yourself that you are ok with mediocre,struggle or “just getting by!”
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✔️You have to get clear on who you serve, how you serve them, how to reach them and how to “close” them.
✔️In other words, you have to be seen, be in service, know how to market and know how to sell

 

Feel impossible or overwhelming?

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I am NOT one of those business coaches who has no idea how to actually be in business or make money…

I don’t own a private jet but I do own successful businesses that make money and impact every single month!

I have owned successful businesses for two decades, made over 8-figures, and have successful cash flow every single month…

I walk the talk and I love helping other female entrepreneurs do the same.

I am not the cheapest coach out there…namely, because I get results formy clients worth 10-100x their investment.

I also VALUE myself, and will show you how to value (and price) yourself and services too!

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…getting super clear on what you want, how to get and how to BE that person who creates it in lightening time… Is it creating 6-figures, 7-figures? Or knowing what your next step will be…without sacrifice?

…ditching your shame, guilt, fear (aka bullshit) and letting go of your blocks to success…both in the bedroom and in business…

And spending that day really getting sh*t done ON your business, on your relationship and on yourself from a brand new place of creation like never before.

What would you cover?

What would be the most powerful thing you would work on?
✔️ Big picture planning?
✔️ Support and systems so you can have a life?
✔️ Improving your sales skills so you CLOSE more?
✔️ Creating a 6-figure or 7-figure income plan NOW?
✔️ Mindset and blocks?
✔️ Being seen and owning the shit out of who you are?
✔️ Creating better work/life balance? 
✔️ Social Media Marketing?
✔️ Adding more profit to your bottom line
✔️ Seeing the “unseen” opportunities
✔️ Letting go of fear, impostor syndrome and self-doubt?

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To be seen as a “go to” authority…And to get the kind of income and impact you want.
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Click here to chat about designing EXACTLY what you would want in your VIP day.

PS: I’m opening up a ULTIMATE VIP DAY INTENSIVES.  You get to call the shots on what you want to cover.  This is for ready to get results people in each of these areas…Toronto area, the Puerto Vallarta area in Mexico, Rome and Venice in Italy, and the Charlotte area in North Carolina.


Read Success Stories to Get Inspired! 


Come See Me LIVE at One Woman!


It’s the TED Talk for women who want to get inspired by other women’s stories. 

I am so honoured and thrilled to be a chosen speaker. I would love for you to be there too! 

Your Upcoming VIP Day – summer sizzle or struggle?

As we get set for summer, do you allow your business to slow down and struggle or do you use it as a time to really sizzle?

There is a common belief that summer is slow, and lots of women use this as an excuse to kick back and indulge self-doubt.

DON’T!!!!

You can relax of course, but you can create a sizzling summer, and WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BREAK FROM YOUR BUSINESS?

If you need a break, then something is set up incorrectly…FIX THAT ASAP.

We are nearly halfway through 2019…

If you are taking stock and have to the realization that you have some “work” to do to meet your 2019 goals then this is a special and PERFECT invitation for you…for the summer…and every day in your business and life. 

Imagine if you could spend an entire day…

…getting super clear on what you want, how to get and how to BE that person who creates it in lightening time… Is it creating 6-figures, 7-figures? Or knowing what your next step will be…without sacrifice? 

…ditching your shame, guilt, fear (aka bullshit) and letting go of your blocks to success…both in the bedroom and in business…

…And spending that day really getting sh*t done ON your business, on your relationship and on yourself from a brand new place of creation like never before.

What would you cover?

What would be the most powerful thing you would work on?
✔️ Big picture planning?
✔️ Support and systems so you can have a life?
✔️ Improving your sales skills so you CLOSE more?
✔️ Creating a 6-figure or 7-figure income plan NOW?
✔️ Mindset and blocks?
✔️ Being seen and owning the shit out of who you are?
✔️ Creating better work/life balance? 
✔️ Social Media Marketing?
✔️ Adding more profit to your bottom line
✔️ Seeing the “unseen” opportunities
✔️ Letting go of fear, impostor syndrome and self-doubt?

All of this!! 

Outside of speaking, writing and teaching live I looooove working 
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and blow the lid off what they think is possible.

There’s something about being able sit down face-to-face and talk about the in’s and out’s that are exclusive to your biz and relationship.

Skip past the surface stuff and dive into the things that 
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It’s where the generic strategies get left behind and a custom plan to skyrocket your biz and love life comes into play.
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No one size fits all…
No unnecessary cogs in the wheel…

So here’s the fun thing about all of the above.

I’m opening up a few ULTIMATE VIP DAY INTENSIVES with me, and
You get to call the shots on what you want to cover.

We have opened up dates in the Toronto area, the Puerto Vallarta area in Mexico, Rome and Venice in Italy, The UK, and the Charlotte area in North Carolina. 

Click here to chat about designing EXACTLY what you would want in your VIP day.

PS: I’m opening up a ULTIMATE VIP DAY INTENSIVES.  You get to call the shots on what you want to cover.  This is for ready to get results people in each of these areas…Toronto area, the Puerto Vallarta area in Mexico, Rome and Venice in Italy, and the Charlotte area in North Carolina.


Read Success Stories to Get Inspired! 


Come See Me LIVE at One Woman!


It’s the TED Talk for women who want to get inspired by other women’s stories. 

I am so honoured and thrilled to be a chosen speaker. I would love for you to be there too! 

Love your business, hate selling? (the secret)

You love your business.

But you kind of hate selling???

Here’s the problem: without selling, you don’t have a business.

When you learn how to sell well, you serve more people AND you increase your own earning potential. I know because I did this!

Last year, I tripled my income results and passed into a 7-figure mark in my business. I also served way more people because I learned how to help THEM get what they need and wanted.

That’s really what “selling” is all about – being in service in a bigger way!

That’s why I want you to learn a way of selling that feels great – for you AND for your customer.

What if you could sell with your heart and soul – instead of feeling inauthentic and pushy?

What if you could reach more people with your products and services – WHILE creating the freedom and income you’re longing for?

What if you could not only develop and deepen your sales skills – but also come to LOVE selling?

That’s exactly what you’ll learn in the free virtual event I’m part of, The Art of Selling to a Woman: How to Connect, Engage and Sell to the Female Consumer

Fellow entrepreneur Tanya Pluckrose has brought together 21 sales experts (including me!) to teach you a way of selling that’s natural, authentic, and connected. It starts on May 20, but you should reserve your spot now!

I actually talk about what female sexuality and selling have in common!

During this free, virtual event you’ll learn how to:

  • Approach selling in a unique and refreshing way (sales isn’t what you think!)
  • Forget the sale and create value (because value trumps price every time)

  • Leverage the #1 decision-making factor (it isn’t logic)

  • Create better sales results and win more business no matter your industry (get ready to skyrocket)

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If you’re ready to connect with and sell to your ideal client, ditching awkward, uncomfortable pitches…

If you’re ready to learn how to sell with integrity…

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the toxic Masculine in love {self-evaluation included}

“I can’t f&cking win!”

Have you ever caught yourself saying these words?

I sure have!

As a man who grew up “hardened” away from emotional sharing, I found it easier to get angry and identify with the Imbalanced Masculine side (self-evaluation graphic below).

It was an excuse to not be open or fully commit to my partner and be in an honest, co-creative relationship.

The Toxic Masculine would show up in me as:

  • Losing my cool and saying things I didn’t mean.
  • Not talking for days and literally “stone-walling” Shasta and others.
  • Feeling alone and like the whole world was on my shoulders.
  • Holding onto things from long ago – things that were said in the past and yet, I still “nursed” those old wounds.

Do any of these sound familiar?

The Imbalanced or Toxic Masculine in Love.

I learned and am still learning to break through these and take deep responsibility for myself as a man, a husband and a creator in the world.

My past is not something that I am proud of but it’s no longer something I am willing to shame myself about either.

It has helped me get to where I am today, and be in the relationship I am in with Shasta, and doing this work in the world now for men and women.

I use those experiences to be a more compassionate and loving husband, friend and leader.

Though our partner, employees/colleagues or family can challenge us in relationship, we must take the responsibility to look at the wounded places within us and stop the cycle of blame and victimization.

Last week Shasta shared her experience and the self-assessment for the Toxic or Imbalanced Feminine in Love. To read that again check it out now.

Again, these patterns can show up in women or men though men tend to display more of the Toxic Masculine and women more of the Toxic Feminine because of cultural conditioning.

Take a moment and honestly reflect if any of these patterns are within…no shame or guilt.

Man or Woman – Break Through the Toxic Patterns
If you want one-on-one support to create the results you long for in all areas of your life and want to heal these things FAST, then please reach out. Book a confidential call at https://go.oncehub.com/ShastaTownsend