magical time: what happened when I stopped believing there wasn’t enough

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If you never feel like you have enough time, if you feel like you’re always racing, that you can’t rest–read on. This is for you. I was there, too. And then, something magical happened.

Picture This:

My husband walks in the door at the end of the day. He is happy. Happy to be home, happy to see me, happy to…just be alive. I am typing furiously away on my laptop. Gettin’ things done, hammering through my to-do list, hustling. Always hustling. He comes over to give me a kiss. I tense up.

What are you doing in my space? Can’t you see I’m busy?

I’m rushing to get all this stuff done so I can–

do what?

More stuff?

The list never ends. There’s always more.

Is This You?

If you’re reading this, I bet it’s familiar to you. I bet you’ve experienced a day–or day after day after day–just like this.

Well, after day after day just like this, I started to wonder, what if it never ends? What if we have kids and my business and coaching keeps growing, and the book keeps selling, and all of the events and new stuff involved with that keep happening and it NEVER SLOWS DOWN?

Which is EXACTLY what is going to happen. Exactly.

What I Stopped Doing

So, where does that leave me? I either get to keep rushing and running and racing against the clock.

Or, I don’t.

I began to wonder. What if there’s another way?

A part of me remembered:

You’re more powerful than you know. Remember. Remember.

I began to notice that every time I thought to myself “There’s not enough time,” I got tense, angry, stressed. My to-do list seemed never-ending. I spent every day rushing to beat the clock. The clock always won.

Something Radical

So I decided to test out something radical. Something illogical.

I stopped thinking that there wasn’t enough time.

I started questioning that belief, really looking to see if it was true. And I saw that no matter what I had on my to-do list, I always had enough time to get it all done. I started to see what I’d been missing: that there were times when I finished up all of what I wanted to do–early.

You might be thinking, “That never happens to me.” Really? Have you slowed down enough to explore this and really see what you might be missing, when you’re stuck in compiling evidence that you never have enough time?

What I Started Doing

I started realizing that time is INFINITE. That there is always enough time. Are you kidding me? How could there not be enough time? Time goes on FOREVER.

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Each time I caught myself saying “I don’t have enough time” I said “I will always have enough time. Time is infinite.”

What Happened

And my to-do list didn’t get smaller. The number of appointments, emails, events, coaching calls didn’t go down.

But day after day, week after week, I had more time. I took more breaks. I made stuff in the kitchen fresh for lunch. I watched inspirational videos. Read articles. During my workday. And day after day, week after week, I got to the middle of the afternoon and I was done. Everything on my list.

I know that when I share this with people in person they will ask me: “Yeah, but HOW? All you did was stop telling yourself you don’t have enough time? That time is infinite and goes on forever?”


That’s all I did.

Don’t try to trust it. Test it.

With love,


Jun 6, 2016 · Read More · Comment

why how we think about failure determines our success

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Here’s a question: what if failure is a good thing?

What if it means something amazing just happened?

You dared.

You stepped outside your comfort zone. You were bold. And–even if you felt scared and nervous–you were courageous.

Story for You

I did an improv workshop recently. I haven’t done anything like that since high school. At the beginning of the workshop they had us agree to fail. And, not just agree to fail, but to celebrate it.

We went around the room and everyone stepped forward, raised up their hands, stood out from the crowd and hollered “I failed!” Then everyone else clapped, cheered, hoorayed.

Each time something didn’t flow, got stuck, or fell flat during the workshop, we’d all clap and cheer, whistle and CELEBRATE. “You did it! You failed!” Woohoo!

Questions for You

– how can you ever succeed if you never fail?
– how can your dreams ever become your reality if you’re too afraid to try?

– what if the only way to get where you want to go is to try, and try again?

Famous People who Failed

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team–and rejected from the college that was his first choice to play for down the line.

Thomas Edison tried over 1,000 times before he invented the light bulb. In other words, he failed over 1,000 times.

Bruce Springsteen was an awkward, uncomfortable kid who didn’t know how to act around others.


Imagine if they’d seen failure they way we do sometimes. Imagine if they made it mean that they should quit–or never try at all.

Thankfully, for basketball, music and all the rest of us who love our light, they didn’t.

You don’t have to, either.

click to tweet: Failure isn’t something you will face. Failure is how you will get there.

Are you willing?

Are you willing to redefine what failure means to you?

To step into your daring.

To get excited about learning as you go.

And do something amazing.

Love Lindsey

May 4, 2016 · Read More · Comment

Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows. I’m coming your way

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The Courage to Live Your Purpose

Talk, author meet and greet and book signing

From Darkness to Light

Confronted by the sudden realization that her entire life no longer fits her, magazine editor Lindsey Lewis promptly has a quarter-life crisis. She leaves her former dream job, seven-year relationship, and home. Pursued by anxiety and panic attacks, Lindsey embarks on a new path that takes her to a studio apartment in Vancouver, a one-bedroom in Paris and then Greece, and time after time to a yoga mat.

Along the way, she meets three strangers who will change her life, her perception of what’s possible, and ultimately, her understanding of herself. From Darkness to Light: Devil Wears Prada meets Eat Pray Love. An uplifting story of personal transformation, travel, and starting over.

When and Where

When: Saturday, June 4 at 10 am
Where: Black Bond Books, Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge

10 am Talk on ‘The Courage to Live Your Purpose’
10:30 am Q+A
10:45 am Draw for a 2-month pass and hoodie from Oxygen Yoga and Fitness. Must be in attendance to win.
11 am – 12 pm book signing

See you there!

Much love,


May 2, 2016 · Read More · Comment

The Fear Cure

I recently read Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book The Fear Cure. Given the nature of my nervous system, I’m always on the lookout for books that help me calm down. One of the funny things about my life is that people always tell me how calm I seem to be, and I feel like I’m always…

Apr 5, 2016 · Read More · Comment

could your mindset be holding you back from success?

Could your mindset be holding you back from success? This question is one I got so excited about a number of months ago: Could your mindset be holding you back from success? I’d explored mindset from different angles, but never specifically like this. This approach was all about simplifying everything down into two easy-to-use categories…

Feb 24, 2016 · Read More · Comment
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