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Jun
06
2019

My hope and intention in this article more than anything else is one thing for you and that is to show up and say YES to YOU. Say yes to that inner voice, the voice of intuition. Say yes to your life force and universal energy that is calling you to perhaps follow that crazy idea, move across country, start a painted furniture store business or even yes to committing to taking a new kickboxing program to get firm and lose those pounds and feel more sexy and fabulous. Say yes to you because you are the only one you have got and you deserve it! Never allow the fear or resistance stop you from your amazing life.

Now more than ever is the best time to say YES. Simply because there is no one who can do it for you, it’s truly up to you. The amount of power that comes with saying yes opens up your heart, your mind and your world to endless possibilities. Here are some major benefits awaiting a woman who says yes to herself:

• Joy
• Happiness
• Fulfillment
• Better Relationships
• Love
• Money
• Adventure
• Self-Esteem
• Bliss
• Enjoyment
• Fun
• Support
• Newness
• Harmony
• Positivity
• Desire
• New Possibilities

When I moved to live the island life I had to learn to “hatch out” of my former workaholic self, hatch out of living life on the California freeway and hatch out of the hamster on a wheel daily life. This meant saying yes to my new self, new surroundings and recognizing that change is not an event it’s a process. By saying yes to my new life, grace unveils, ease and acceptance happens and fear turns into courage.

The first week I moved here I went off to the beach, no writing, no social media, no cell phone, taking it all in. That evening I went out with friends and danced with several men and even had a fun date with a special guy that same week. (that’s saying a lot for a 12-mile island, it certainly does not happen everyday) Point being, change is good and when you say yes, magical occurrences happen, doors open and you show up to love you. Giving myself a little R and R, enjoying nature, feeling the sand between my toes, watching the dolphins swimming joyously and celebrating life everyday springs joy from within, what brings you joy? Say YES to that!

Here are a few case scenarios on your journey of claiming your power back to you, the beautiful, glorious, feminine and divine woman that lives inside you!

  1. Secret #1 Hit the Reset Button – Wake up everyday knowing something good is going to happen. Take a chance on you and risk getting what you actually want. Have absolute total and positive belief in the calling and vision that stirs inside of you and don’t hesitate.
    Case in point: When Dawn, a client of mine called me, her life and business was crumbling. Her business partner and her parted ways and she relocated and felt very alone.

It was clear Dawn is a powerful woman and she often was giving away her knowledge but not advancing in her business. When we worked together it was time for her to take her power back and hit the reset button. We prioritized with focus on Dawn’s desires and not her fears. Dawn really wanted to be a best selling Author. She had written a book but was stuck with what do next?

Fast forward six months later, with my guidance and that of a close business partner of mine, we collaborated and Dawn’s book became a #1 best selling book both Nationally and Internationally, in six categories. In addition, we mapped out a new coaching and mentoring program for Dawn to attract her top clientele.

Because Dawn decided to say YES to becoming her future self, a “best selling Author”, her intention, desire and following the mapped out action steps, her desires became a reality!Secret #2 Believe and Receive – Imagine you are sitting at a table with four other people. Your higher power (God, the universe – whichever works for you best) hands you a bowl of oranges. There are four oranges in the bowl and five of you sitting at the table. What do you do with the bowl of oranges? Write down the first thing that comes to your mind. (there is no right or wrong answer) So, perhaps you are thinking how you might split up the oranges or just take one and pass the bowl. However, we are speaking about receiving as a reflection of your self-worth. To feel fully deserving, however, one must take the entire bowl of oranges for you. Period. You are replenishing yourself, which has nothing to do with who is around you or about sharing; it is about you, taking loving care of you, because you deserve it!

2. Secret #2 Believe and Receive – Imagine you are sitting at a table with four other people. Your higher power (God, the universe – whichever works for you best) hands you a bowl of oranges. There are four oranges in the bowl and five of you sitting at the table. What do you do with the bowl of oranges? Write down the first thing that comes to your mind. (there is no right or wrong answer) So, perhaps you are thinking how you might split up the oranges or just take one and pass the bowl. However, we are speaking about receiving as a reflection of your self-worth. To feel fully deserving, however, one must take the entire bowl of oranges for you. Period. You are replenishing yourself, which has nothing to do with who is around you or about sharing; it is about you, taking loving care of you, because you deserve it!

Case in point: I was visiting with a very gifted writer one day who shared with me how upset she was with her current life situation. Sarah had financial worries where little business was coming in as well as financial disagreements with an ex-husband who owed her money. My feeling upon listening to her situation was how she succumbed to accepting this for far too long which had dimmed her light. She surrendered to believing that this is how it’s going to be for her and was ready to spend her time in counseling to figure it all out.
I stopped her thought process and asked her to try the deserving orange bowl exercise with me before all else. She was willing and indulged in the process with nothing to lose.
About two months later, we touched base. She was the happiest I had heard, as well as more business than she could manage that came out of the blue. In addition, her ex and she had arrived at a financial agreement. Sarah, who was once feeling powerless, took her power back. A new belief system had grown for her where she was now the architect to her destiny and no longer the victim of what she believed as truths.

3. Secret #3 You are Enough – When you put yourself first and decide to go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue, you relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge. When those three dialogues occur, stop and affirm, you are enough! And just say YES to YOU!

Jackie Ruka is a Certified Leadership Coach affiliated with Harvard University and Medical School and self proclaimed Happyologist. Grab her book Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life or watch her videos on Facebook.

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Jan
01
2019

Hello 2019! Each new day is a new chance to celebrate your life, so let’s start with personal goal setting.

I for one am not a big believer in resolutions, however, I am a big believer in setting personal, professional and life goals. In addition, each new year represents a new intention. Intentions are powerful as they come from our life force not from what society ensues upon us. More on that later in the blog.

Lastly, personal goals shape our vision of the future which in turn encourage clarity of our professional goals and not the other way around. Remember, it is our happiness that leads to success, therefore, to manifest our greatest desires this year, you must feeeeel those desires. We manifest what we feel or vibrate. So let’s get clear, excited, and inspired about our personal goals, shall we?

STEP ONE: Form your theme in 2019. In a word how would you describe the year you want to create in 2019? For example, some of my clients have a word such as IMPACT or ACTION OR LOVE. What’s yours? Allow this to set your theme for 2019. Your theme sets the tone for your intentions.

STEP TWO:  Create Powerful Intentions. Once you have set the tone, you  now  can create powerful intentions and associate a goal to the personal areas in your life : Self care, money, career, relationships, home and health. The secret or trick here is to feeeeel what you want to feel doing what you want to be doing with joy and ease not stress and worry. Intentional practice is imagining and feeling as if you are already in the spot you want to be in! Naturally this takes practice. There will be moments where our own resistance, negative thoughts, self doubt and perhaps the need to heal from 2018 or previous years are lingering into the mind, body and soul. If so, I urge all of us to take care of ourselves. Taking care of you is what gives you the power to do all the things you hope to accomplish.

STEP THREE:  Tap into your Life Force.The more you focus upon your strengths with relationship to  achieving your personal goals the greater the possibility of those strengths being enhanced as you are exercising your will and life force. This is where the non-physical meets the physical. Exercising positive thoughts lead to positive feelings which prompt inspirational action. The key is to be actively listening to your intuition, your GPS. So pay attention, your GPS is what steers your life force and synergistically this force can work for you.

STEP FOUR: Invest in a planning tool. In order to make positive change and reach personal goals I highly  suggest a goal planner. The same habits, thinking and activities you have done the last 5 years will not get get you to the inspired results you want to achieve. Therefore, writing your personal goals and breaking them down each day with a positive intention, activity, time frame (date to reach the result) and the same times each day that will work to bring those results, if possible encourages momentum, speed, clarity, organization and productivity. In addition a goal planner and calendar , in written form, locks in your weekly, monthly and yearly plans into play. In addition it forms time segmenting. A way to block off time segments for each personal goal. Time segmenting ( I teach this in the Live Your Best Life Master Class in detail), it’s what the uber successful do to create time to do what matters while productively accomplishing goals with impact.

STEP FIVE: Learn new strategies: Whether you are a solopreneur, small business owner, self-employed or corporate professional we all can use strategies that work that lead to doing what we  love more and achieving our work goals faster and easier than  previously. Having worked for top Fortune 500 corporations, building billion – dollar brands, leading teams and coaching professionals for 20+ years, I have learned the secrets to productivity and performance that not only lead to profits but also redefine your happiness and success.

In most cases, when setting goals many do not obtain progress because One: the psychology behind forming the goals does not uphold confidence and Two: the strategies and tools are not in place or in consistent play. You need both to achieve results.

With that said, the mindset plus the tools and strategies are here for you to shape your personal and professional goals in the upcoming Live Your Best Life Masterclass for Transformation with Conquering Doing What you Love and Being the CEO of your DESTINY !

Jackie is on a mission to empower Americans to feel happy, again! For more information about scheduling Jackie for your next event, coaching services or Signature Classes and Events please contact her here.

Jun
06
2014

JUNE Book Signing Events

You are invited to join the Happiness Revolution and gain the confidence to live the life that you desire!  Bring your friends and family to engage in the inspirational book signing events for June 2014.

JUNE 18th – Granada Book Store,  1224 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA ; Author presentation and signing from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm wine and cheese served with Q&A

JUNE 19th – Carr Winery, 414  N.  Salispuedes, Santa Barbara, CA from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm.  BUY A BOOK AND RECEIVE A GLASS OF WINE AND RAFFLE TICKET to win well-being goodies. DJ Darla Bea will be spinning happy tunes, and Georgia Smokehouse food truck for healthy yummy delectables. ALL Welcome!!

 

About the BOOK:

Get Happy and Create a Kick- Butt Life addresses why your happiness matters and how we can get more of it!

Job dissatisfaction, time imbalance, divorce, lack of emotional fulfillment, and economic downturn, weighs heavy in today’s complex world. Life has a way of kicking you down! To which Jackie Ruka says: “ It’s time to kick- butt and create the life YOU truly desire.” In this action guide the author shares grounded research, psychological life enhancing techniques and the wisdom of your own true self that will empower you to transform the status quo of resilience. The author believes the only constant nowadays is change, which is leading to a conscious evolution as we grip the edge of a new revolution.

This is not your typical “how to” self-help book. Get Happy and Create a Kick- Butt Life is a call to action for men and women who desire to be the architect of their own destiny, and experience massive positive transformation in a conscious and inspirational manner.

 

Get Happy Guide Book signing

Sponsors include: Go with the Glo, Tru Beauty, SB Heli Tours, Calla Gold Jewelry, Nerium International, Yogalicious, DJ Darla Bea and Carr Winery.

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Dec
12
2010

I am loving and loved, my heart is open to the positive energy of love in my life everyday. Did you know that every day is Valentines day? No matter what you think or believe, we all want love and to be with the love of our life. A recent national study, the biggest one amongst singles in America by Match.com, states that over 35% of both men and women are returning to traditional ways of dating except men are taking on more of the female like behaviors and women are exuding the more assertive ways of men in dating behaviors. Bottom line, however it all occurs , its all up to you to exude what it is you desire by practicing this yourself. Another words, on your list of must haves, you best be an example of the same. Emotionally available, loyal, and happy to name a few, are you exemplifying this?

GHZ happiness tip: If you desire love, open your heart, desire peace, clean out the clutter in your life, desire happiness, show happiness. Our upcoming free teleseminar will share more, stay tuned!

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