Hi Gang, 


I am finishing up a week of sunshine, hot tubs and afternoon naps as my husband and I engage in a week of Arizona living (we have taken it as a warm-up for our future plans – a month long winter hiatus in coming years.)  I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts on the economy in these interesting times.


This email was sent from one of the life-makers participating in the Make Your Life Program and she shared something that is on many of our minds.  She asked…


“Any tips for those of us who are living in "Fear Central" with this whole economic situation?  I am finding that I am working full-time to protect my mind from the gloom-doom mindset that so many people are talking – and I am succeeding some of the time, but not all of the time.  Would love your suggestions.”


So here is what I have to say on the economy.


I have often wondered, over the previous weeks, if no one had television or access to radio, how many of us would be aware of the economic downturn we are experiencing. And even more importantly, I wonder how much of what is happening is being caused real-time by people reacting to the idea that we are in an economic down-turn/ recession/depression etc.


Personally, I am not experiencing an economic downturn and I have no intention of experiencing one.  This is not arrogance, this is just my intention and I take steps everyday with the full expectation that this intention be fulfilled.  Oh sure, my net worth is about ½ of what it was a month ago but that just means it is a great time to invest!!! I know by the time that I need to retire all my happy little stocks and funds will have reached new heights, so whatever they are doing right now is really none of my concern.


So, I ask you, if you forgot about the news and you just looked at your life, what evidence would you have that there was a problem right now?


For those of you who see none, bravo.  For you the next question is, what do you need to think and what action do you need to take to continue creating the life that you want?


For those of you who are seeing the signs ie.  your are living off your investments that have just lost 40% of their value, you have 5 rental properties that are not worth what you bought them for and you have run out of renters, or you work for a bank or maybe a mortgage company, then now, more than ever is the time to guard your thoughts and look for solutions instead of focusing on the problems.


The economy is a duck my friends.  What I mean by this is, the economy is doing what it is doing and if you are open to seeing it as not good or bad, not disastrous, but instead approach it with interest and inquisitiveness, then you will likely see that even inside of this particular set of circumstances there is opportunity, hope and a bright future.


So the questions to ask at this particular time in history are:


1)    What do you want?

2)    What way of thinking will best support what you want?

3)    What way of “being” is going to give you the most joy in your day and the most power in creating your future?

4)    What action can you take right now?


If you are willing to ask these questions and be open to their answers there is opportunity, hope and excitement available.


As an example: I have a client that is in the investment business.

And not just any investments.  He cannot take a client with less than $1,000,000 to invest.  It would be easy for him to throw in the towel and close the doors until brighter times.  But In our last conversation I asked him to think about who needs him right now, even with everything that is going on.  He was able to quickly rattle off the people who not only could use someone of his caliber working on their team, but who might be actively seeking someone just like him at this very moment!


He made his list and then we went to work looking at where he could find these people.  He left the call with a clear objective and inspired action to take.  I look forward to hearing the stories about how he created the best earning months of his career while his competitors hid their heads in the sand.


If we just take a moment and apply the SEE BE DO GET model to the situation you can quickly see how essential it is to focus on what you want instead of getting mired in the muck.


If your point of view (SEE) is that – “All is lost and there are no jobs, no business and no hope…..”


You are likely to BE…. Sad, depressed, anxious, angry (insert your favorite doom and gloom emotion here__________)


Then you will DO whatever is natural from that place and my guess is that it will not be the most powerful and inspired action you could take to accomplish what you want.


And then you will GET the total affirmation that life is not going to work out and we are all going to H – E – double hockey sticks in a hand-basket (where the heck did that expression ever come from anyway?)


So, clearly, focusing on the problems will not get you anywhere.


Now I am not saying ignore what is going on.  It is totally valid to take a look at your own reality and ask yourself, “What would responsible action look like?” Are you living within your means? Are you honoring the money you have? Do you know what it takes to sustain your current lifestyle?


Knowing the facts can be a powerful starting point for dealing with what is so, alleviating anxiety and just taking the action that is necessary.


The coach’s advice for weathering our current economic situation…


1)    Get in touch with the “facts” (the ducks) of your life.

2)    Get clear on the future you want to create.

3)    Proceed and take action accordingly, regardless of what the news is saying or your friends sit around and talk about. 


The life you want is available right now if you believe it!  If you focus on what you want, if you believe in the power of your dreams and your own ability to create your life, if you take inspired action, today can be a day of great beginnings and the future can be very bright.


Believe it and you will see it.


With love and optimism,


Coach Joelle



  1. Hi Joelle,

    What excellent points. I personally do not see an economic downturn and in fact, find it quite exciting. Though I have been hit the past couple years with some major financial disasters through my separation and divorce, I see these as opportunities to springboard to the life I want.

    My small portfolio is doing well, but that is only because I know how to make money whether the stock market is going up or down. The market itself has really been a fun time for me personally and I’m very calm when interacting with it. It’s like a very sexy, Latin dance.

    What does impact my portfolio is not what is happening in the market, rather how I’m able to deal with distractions and every day life, the aftermath of my divorce, etc. I’ve put a great deal of energies into my children’s and my emotional/mental/physical and spiritual recovery and healing.

    Though I’m a technical futures trader in the market working for myself, my job depends on me having clarity of mind, great focus and execution. If I am not, then I do not do well. I’ve become more aware of my thoughts, actions, and feelings and find that I need to address anything that impedes my ability to succeed. It has been a great challenge, but every week I’m making great strides towards my goals.

    The things I’m doing towards my healing/recovery are:

    1. Seek God & Truth in my daily personal time with Him
    2. Understand my identity in Christ (doing a Bible study on this with a small group)
    3. Be connected to people who can be supportive of me on a regular basis (do not isolate)
    4. Weekly deep tissue massages for detoxing, flexbility, healing
    5. Yoga at least 3x/wk for focus, balance, centeredness, flexibility, deep breathing
    6. Weekly EMDR sessions with my therapist/counselor (EMDR = eye movement desensitization reprocessing; an energy psychology method) – mental/emotional/spiritual clarity & freedom from bondage
    7. Isagenix cleansing to restore health/detox/focus
    8. EFT (emotional freedom technique) as needed – another energy psychology method that I use outside of counseling
    9. Sleep – this one is a biggie for me as I’ve never been a big sleeper and am a morning person who never needs an alarm

    All these things help me get closer to eliminating self-sabotaging behaviors, to get to the root causes of them and destroy them, then I’m free to form new healthy habits and behaviors to have the free, abundant life I want.

    My trading system has been developed by me and proven over months to work well, but only when executed flawlessly can it provide the consistent phenomenal returns under any market conditions that I desire. What I’ve found is many different reasons have come up as to why I have not been executing flawlessly.

    I begin writing down those thoughts and feelings, actions, environment that lead to the mistakes and begin addressing them through EMDR and EFT. The combination of the other things aid in eliminating unhealthy things that hinder me from executing flawlessly.

    Anyway, we fear what we do not understand or know. But, if we know and know how to address, that fear is eliminated. Hope this helps.


  2. coach joelle says:

    Thank you for sharing DW. You are clearly a conscious creator! It is exciting to hear about all the very specific and intentional action you are taking to stay on your game and create life the way you want to see it happening instead of the way life hand it to you.


    Also, thank you for sharing about EFT and EMDR, I am looking and getting a deeper understanding of energy techniques and these point me in some new directions.

    prosperity to you my dear.


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