Episode 12 – Expanding Into Your Extraordinary Self

Episode 12 – Expanding Into Your Extraordinary Self

Discover the Path to Awakening Your Highest Self

“God’s greatest gift to you is your unlimited potential.
Your greatest gift to God is use that potential to the fullest.”
James Arthur Ray
What does it take to fully step into your extraordinary self?
How do we tap into the other 99% of our extraordinary potential?
How can we awaken our innate potential and live the life we were uniquely crafted to live?

 

In this episode of the Leading in the Light Podcast we begin a short mini-series exploring what it takes to move beyond ‘Ordinary’ and to experience the ‘Extraordinary’ self within that is waiting to unfold. We’ll share the four key elements of the ‘Godicle Theory’ to help you tap into a greater consciousness and access the other 99% of the potentiality that is waiting for you. And we’ll share 5 key principles for helping you rise beyond fear, limitation and the status quo to connect more fully with your spirit and become the person you were destined to be.

About Les Price

Les Price is a transformational coach, intuitive healer, professional speaker and published author who has been helping aspiring individuals, business owners and leaders create greater levels of success and fulfillment for over twenty years.

At the tender age of 8 Les discovered that there was a ‘hidden magic’ and potential within all of us.. Since then he has been on an enduring quest to help even more people find their path and awaken and their own personal, professional and spiritual potential.

Les is based in Melbourne, Australia, and is director of The Greatness Connection, a peak-performance consultancy that assists companies, businesses and aspiring leaders to realise their goals in an enlightened and visionary way.

 

In this session Les speaks about:

  • The 5 step path to awakening more of your divine greatness
  • The essence of the ‘Godicle Theory’ and how it can awaken your life
  • How to rise beyond fear, doubt and limitation to discover your true potential
  • Why connecting with a greater consciousness is so important at this time
  • What Albert Einstein believed about the intuitive self
  • How one man rose beyond his physical incapacity to do something extraordinary
  • Why living an extraordinary life is your birthright
  • The essence of a morning practice and how you can embrace it more fully in your life
  • How an encounter with mentalist Uri Gellar awakened my life
Episode 10 – The Mindful Approach to Changing Your Habits

Episode 10 – The Mindful Approach to Changing Your Habits

Mindfulness, Leadership and the Art of the Micro-Practice

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

 John C. Maxwell –

In this episode of the Leading in the Light™ Podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with good friend and corporate leadership consultant, Taruni Falconer about how we can begin to embody a mindful approach to change, transformation and habits.

For several decades Taruni has been an educator, executive leadership coach, meditation teacher and expert in inter-cultural dynamics, where she has worked extensively across a number of continents bringing her own unique style and flavour of personal leadership and facilitation to help managers and leaders thrive.

Together we speak about the evolution of mindfulness and meditation approaches for expanding awareness, intuition, and insight. And we also delved into the intriguing area of ‘habit change’ and how we can all begin to create ‘micro-practices’ that engage the mind, body and spirit and that work cohesively to create transformational change from the inside out.

About Taruni

Taruni is a business coach, presenter, and facilitator with a rich background in intercultural communication and leadership skills. Clients know her first and foremost as a coach and facilitator. She facilitates trainings, meetings, and complex processes, and give participants the skills to continue that work themselves. Most importantly, she facilitates changes and deep shifts for individuals and teams.

To facilitate means to make things easier, and that is what she does. She makes it easier for individuals and teams to work through complex issues. Her presentations are informed by current leadership, cross-cultural and diversity research as well as three decades as a practitioner.

 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Mindfulness approaches to self-leadership and self-management
  • The art of the micro-practice in habit change
  •  Personal leadership as a vehicle for transformation
  • How to lead yourself – while leading others
  • Why its important to engage conscious practices in everyday life
  • The key elements of sustainable behavioural change
  • How to step into ambiguity and hold your energy and presence
  • How to engage deeper levels of uncertainty and vulnerability
  • Ways that we can all begin to embrace greater courage in our lives
  • The essence of heart and head coherence
  • Accessing your fastest path to inspiration
  • How intelligence flows through our whole body

Connect with Taruni:

Episode 8 – Growing Your Influence through Branding

Episode 8 – Growing Your Influence through Branding

Growing Your Influence through Branding,
Apps and Social Media

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

In this podcast I speak with digital designer, illustrator and branding specialist Tanya Mullens about what it takes to grow and expand your influence in a changing world. 

The landscape of branding, social media and marketing has changed significantly over the last 20 years, and in a world that is filled with so much fake news, disinformation and noise it can be challenging for heart-centered business owners and soul-centered leaders to have their message stand out and be heard.

In this episode of the Leading in the Light Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with brand ambassador, illustrator and graphic designer Tanya Mullens about some of the keys to creating and defining personal and business brands that stand out and get noticed.

Together we also explored the new world of social media and how changes in different channels are affecting the effectiveness of social media channels to engage and attract audiences. We also took time out to reflect on some of our favourite apps that can help any small business owner, influencer or visionary leader be more effective in today’s market.

About Tanya Mullens

Tanya is an illustrator, designer and branding expert who has been working in the field of graphic design for over 20 years. Having run her own graphic design business for many years, Tanya has worked with solo-preneurs, small and medium size businesses and local councils, helping them create brands, marketing materials and concepts that stand out and get noticed. Today she is a Digital Design specialist and works predominantly with high growth businesses helping expand and grow their presence online.

 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • Why good branding is essential to creating influence
  • Essential keys for creating a brand that gets noticed
  • Key challenges business owners face when it comes to great design
  • The changing social media landscape
  • How to better use social media channels to stand out and be recognised
  • Some of our favourite apps for improving design and effectiveness

Connect with Tanya:

  • Visit her illustration and art page on Instagram @tans_artbox
Embracing Courage in Uncertainty

Embracing Courage in Uncertainty

5 Lessons in Embracing Courage from The Greatest Showman Movie

 

I’ve just returned from the Christmas summer holidays inspired by many of the great movies released at this time. Somehow, there’s nothing like Hollywood’s ability to take a story and weave it into a compelling and insightful learning experience, and movie that really moved my soul was The Greatest Showman, a musical extravaganza based loosely on the life of P.T. Barnum, the legendary ‘father of show business’.

Championed by Australian ‘triple threat’ singer, actor and dancer, Hugh JackmanThe Greatest Showman was a project, 7 years in the making. A musical adventure with a compelling and catchy score that had some powerful lessons on embracing greater courage, resilience and self-acceptance.

No matter whether we’re in the field of business and need to promote ourselves (like P.T. Barnum) or we’re just looking to find our creative dreams passions and live more fully in our light, COURAGE and SELF-BELIEF are the cornerstones to great success.

Courage Lesson #1:
At Some Point We’re All Called to Step into the Centre of the Ring

  • What is it holds must people back from fully standing in their light?
  • What is it often stops us from accepting ourselves and having the courage to shine bright?

Prior to the making of The Greatest Showman movie the producers gathered all the lead singers, musical writers, actors and chorus for a workshop in New York City to pitch their musical concept to the executives of Fox Studios.

In one of these workshop sessions, Tony nominee and 13 year Broadway veteran, Keala Settle was called on to sing the key musical number and anthem for the movie, This is Me. However, having never appeared in a movie production before, and having only heard the song performed by another legendary singer, Keala’s nerves got the best of her. More so, she was even afraid to step out from behind the music stand and sing in front of the chorus and Fox Executives.

In fact it was only when director, Michael Gracey said to her “Keala, you HAVE TO step out from behind the stand, and walk into the centre of the (circus) ring”, that she managed to summon the courage to do so.

Take a look at this inspiring rendition of the song and this liberating workshop performance here:

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At some point in our lives we are all called to ‘step beyond boundaries of our comfort zones’ and step fully into the ring. For its often only here in the centre, when we cast away our fears, when we let go of what others may think of us, that we truly get to let our light shine bright.

So where in your life is COURAGE now calling you forth to ‘Step into the Ring’?

Courage Lesson #2:
Embrace the Power of Difference

  • How much of our ordinary lives is spent trying to fit in and conform to other people’s expectations?

P.T Barnum knew that the key to standing-out in the world was being different. Rather than trying to blend in with the status quo. In fact, one of the most pertinent lines in the movie and its trailer is when Jackman, as P.T. Barnum says …

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else”

In many ways P.T. Barnum was the Elon Musk and the Steve Jobs of the 1800’s, often challenging the status quo of conventional beliefs and using imagination, creativity and sometimes even sleight of mouth to create new levels of interest and curiosity in his shows.

While modern society conventionally tries to get us all to fit in, be accepted and follow the tribal rules of our families, cultures and education system, its often those that don’t fit in that are becoming the real change agents and transformational leaders of our time.

The key then is: To find the courage to live your own authentic life, in alignment with your highest values and principles, in a way that makes a greater difference to yourself, your family and your world.

Courage Lesson #3:
We Need to Let Go of Past Conditioning and Tribal Patterns that Limit Us

  • What really holds you back from living and creating the life you deserve?
  • What beliefs, patterns and limitations hold back the true creative essence of your soul?
  • Who would you be without the limiting perceptions of your past?

Set in the mid 1800’s The Greatest Showman shows a world in which status differences between the rich and the poor, haves and the have not’s, the beautiful and the oddities has never been more complex and divisive.

While as a society we have moved in leaps and bounds in healing some of this segregation, the reality remains that for many of us we continue to hold onto the residual patterns of scarcity, insufficiency, not being good or worthy enough, or having to conform in society from our ancestors and our past.

Finding COURAGE to live our own lives and define a destiny that tells us that we are free, we are empowered and we are capable of realising our dreams and desires can therefore often be challenging.

It’s not surprising that in many of my one-on-one coaching, healing and guidance sessions with clients that they find themselves coming up against blocks from the past, that are holding them back from being all they can be in this lifetime.

Creating our best lives now, therefore call on us all to not only reach for the guidance of our own higher-selves, but to also find courage to release and free ourselves from the conditioning and patterns of our past (ancestral, DNA, past-life, this life) that will help set us free into the lives we were truly born to live.

Courage Lesson #4:
What if ‘We Rewrite the Stars’?

There’s a great segment within The Greatest Showman where Zac Efron, who plays the role of thtries to theatrical writer Phillip Carlyle, tries to convince trapeze artist Anne Wheeler (played by Zendaya) that it’s ok for her to leave her past behind, and that together they can literally “Rewrite the Stars”.

It’s a really touching and well-choreographed scene that sees literally both of them floating through the air on a trapeze rope, in an endless of dance of separation, then connection and finally separation.

But Zac’s calling to Zendaya is not wasted on us all … for literally in each moment of our lives we are being given the opportunity to “rewrite our own stars”. While each of us are actors in our own life movie, through free will, decision and choice we have the incredible power to reshape and redirect our own lives.

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Q. So, what is it that keeps us from “rewriting our own stars” of “recreating our life stories the way we want them to be”?

A. Fear. Limiting beliefs. Not believing its possible. Not feeling we’re worthy of more. Not accepting our own true power and presence. Are just a few of the answers that come to mind.

However, COURAGE call on us to be more. Calls on us to take the pen of life in our hands and rewrite the scripts of our lives for those parts where we feel we are stuck, a victim, powerless, helpless, or defeated.

  • Can you imagine an Oprah Winfrey who did not choose to rewrite her stars as a child?
  • Can you imagine a Barack Obama who did not consider rewriting what might be possible for a coloured man in America?
  • Can you imagine a Nelson Mandela who did not choose to rewrite his stars on being released after 27 years in prison?

Courage Lesson #5:
Focus on Making a Difference – Not on Acceptance

  • Ever noticed that some of the world’s greatest leaders were once considered heretics?

Often in life we can fall into the trap of limiting our results and outcomes by seeking to be accepted by others, rather than truly reaching for what we know in our heart’s and soul’s is possible.

In Australia we even have a term for this, ‘The Tall Poppy Syndrome’. The social paradigm where once somebody becomes successful and begins to ‘stand out from the crowd’ there is the conscious and unconscious desire of those around to ‘cut them down’ and literally bring them down to size.

  • So, how then as visionary creators and leaders can we choose to stand in our own light?
  • How can we learn to embrace and embody our gifts, talents and abilities in ways that bring joy, happiness and fulfilment to many?

P.T. Barnum was well known for his ability to promote and market himself and his shows with BOLDNESS and AUDACITY, two traits that fundamental to the life of the COURAGEOUS LEADER.

 

Why Embracing Courage in Uncertainty Matters

I believe that Barnum understood that the flowers in the field never try to compare themselves, or limit their growth based on the flowers around them. Instead they simply shine bright and reach to fulfill their innate natural potential. If that means they have the capacity to become a 5ft sunflower in a field of smaller daisies, then so be it. Every flower has a divine potential and purpose to fulfill, a natural path to the complete expression of their authentic presence.

Leaders know that there is always risk involved in ‘stepping into the centre of the ring’, especially when one is at the head of the pack expanding their presence in areas that have not been tackled before.

COURAGE therefore calls on us to listen to the voice of our own soul. To live to our highest potential and not be put-down, shut-down or limited by the voices of the masses who do not understand the power of our own authentic heart. The moment therefore we change our focus to making a difference (and away from our need to be loved and accepted) magic happens. We become alive in the spirited warrior who knows that their time on Earth is limited and that COURAGE is the doorway to manifesting the change that they came here to create.

Les Price is a transformational life and business coach, author, speaker, intuitive and healer. If you feel you have been holding onto limiting patterns, emotions, feeling and blockages from the past that no longer serve you, and are looking for a safe environment to allow greater freedom and liberation into your life – contact our office to organise a consultation with Les.

Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 – Creating the Space to Let Go

Day 1 - Creating the Space to Let Go

by Les Price | The 21 Day Soul Cleanse

“Let go of the past, so that God can open the door to your future.”
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Why is it we human beings seem to hold on for dear life to what no longer serves us?

I know from personal experience how hard it has been sometimes to let go of the people, events, situations and belongings that have long served their purpose in our lives. While our need for attachment often arises from the fear of loss of safety, security and the status quo, holding onto your past can be akin to trying to sail a yacht into deep blue oceans while along not realising that it is still tethered to the shore.

So, as we begin this Soul Cleanse series, today I would like to encourage you to review the areas of your life where you are still holding onto the past. Our guides, angels and helpers in the world of spirit would encourage us to release and surrender our attachments to the known, in order to truly discover the potential and opportunities that await us. Travelling lightly into your future is the key here.

According to spiritual teacher Catherine Ponder there are really three lists that we all need to consider in life:

  • What we want to release from our lives
  • What we want to attract into our lives
  • What we are grateful for in our lives

Notice how this process begins with releasing? Its because in order to allow anything new to enter our lives we first have to create the space to receive it. It’s a little like doing a small spring clean on your wardrobe. Have you ever noticed that the moment you clear out a small segment of yoru wardrobe that in a very short time it becomes filled again?

There is a very important principle at play here – because the universe abhors a vacuum.
Which means that the moment you clear the old, you allow the space for the new to enter.

More importantly, the less attachment we have to things, the more our life flows and the better we feel energetically, emotionally and physically.

The Practice

So today our practice is simply one of beginning to let go.

Take a moment to reflect on the areas of your life where you have been holding onto what no longer serves you. Whether it be a relationship or friendship, items or belongings in your house, an old behavior, pattern or addiction, or even an old attitude, habit or belief, begin to identify what has been holding you tied and tethered to the shore.

Then simply find one thing that you can begin to bless and surrender from your life today.

By far the easiest and most affirming items are old personal belongings. Which is why once every few months I simply like to get a laundry washing basket, place it in my lounge, and then over the week as I walk around the house I find those items that have reached the end of their spiritual and energetic life, place them in the basket and then eventually send them to the op shop, offer them for recycling or relinquish them to the humble surrounds of the local rubbish dump.

The Affirmation

I now choose to release and surrender the old in my life. I choose to travel freely and easily, and I now create the space for all of God’s good, abundance and blessings to flow into life.

The Question

What have I been holding onto in my life that no longer serves me energetically, physically or spiritually?

The Thought

The universe abhors a vacuum. Therefore, the more I release, the more opportunity for my highest good to come to me with grace, ease and lightness.