Are you ready to Shine?

I’ve barely had time to breathe since December and now I can tell you all about it.

I took a contract full-time position working for TurboTax for tax season and it’s been a wild ride. (more about all the things I learned in the past 5 months later).

I took the contract because I knew it was time for a change. I’d been feeling a bit “meh” about my work as a marketing coach for mystics. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my clients and loved watching them succeed but something felt off and I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Now I know that it was just the Universe’s way of reminding me to hone in on my priorities and passions. I needed to get into alignment with myself.

Too much navel-gazing only begets more ennui and navel-gazing for me. I’m one of those people who needs to be DOING in order to figure out what it means to be BEING. Not everyone is this way, but with my stiff, strong thumbs and over-active Jupiter mounts and stars I know that moving and doing is a way for me to sort things out. Being on the go forces me to laser focus on my priorities and to clarify what matters most.

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Palmistry readings for clarity and purpose

It wasn’t long into my contract that I realized I didn’t miss the doing of marketing coaching.  In fact, I felt relieved that I could make the same amount of money working to empower our agents and contributing to an awesome team that I had made coaching. It was easy to do my work and I felt great getting paid for it!

I made a clear distinction — I love to HELP people with their marketing but even more so I love to groom people to rise to their best and find their message to put into the world. However, I felt pretty crappy trying to put together a one-size-fits-all system of marketing (which is necessary in order to scale and make a decent living) when I’m particularly jazzed about the ways we’re all so different and amazing. Just because I know a lot about marketing and sales (remember I did it in my corporate career for more than 15 years) doesn’t mean that my way of marketing is the only way. It certainly doesn’t mean that it will always work for you…primarily because you and I have very different fingerprint patterns, hand prints, DNA and astrological charts. So basically, it was a drag marketing myself as a marketing coach and I was starting to think I didn’t want to get paid to do it anymore. Which is when the TurboTax gig pretty much fell into my lap (still can’t figure out how they found me) and I said yes to the opportunity that the Universe was handing me on a silver platter.

Without that marketing stuff in the way, I realized that I missed reading hands. More than I thought I would. I still had the feeling that there was something else that will be added to the mix in my toolbox for helping people, but I missed looking at fingerprints and hands and lines and sharing that wisdom with people who are ready to hear it. Luckily I’ve had a number of colleagues hit me up for readings in our off hours and they’ve kept my schedule pretty full. Each of those readings was a blast and the people getting the readings were more than delighted with what they learned about themselves!

I’ve been doing readings all along while working full-time. Now that tax season is almost over – (can I get a Hallelujah and an Amen?!) I’ll be conducting 10 readings a month between my travels this summer.  They’ll be in person here in Tucson or by phone or Skype if you’re not lucky enough to live here 🙂 And if I can squeeze it in when I’m on the East Coast I’ll be happy to do your reading there too. (If you want to know where and when I’ll be in Virginia – send me an email or subscribe to my newsletter).

In the meantime, I’m working on listening to my heart to see what comes next while I’m hiking the mountains, walking as many miles as my feet will allow around this awesome town and putting together some new passion projects that have been on the back burner for way too long!

Want a reading? They’re first come-first served on the schedule. And you can reserve yours here.

 

 

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Do You Tell People You’re a Palm Reader?

Hi, I'm Peggie adn I'm a Palmist

I read hands and have been a professional palmist for more than 13 years. I also talk to animals, listen to messages from Nature, meditate and have a deeply personal practice with A Course in Miracles.

These are not necessarily things that come up in mainstream conversation.  While I’m a proponent of “being me” and encourage others to find their inner bliss and live it out loud, I also have a very stubborn Saturnian streak – that is about practicality, nuts and bolts and to an extent, fitting in which is at a polar opposition to my unbelievable need to live my eccentricities out loud.

It’s hard to tell people that I read hands and never mind the struggle I have about how much is too much to share about the rest of my beliefs. My beliefs are all hard won, lots of soul searching, researching and practical testing have gone into my stances on everything from eating meat to working for the man to reincarnation.  All of these are intrinsic to who I am and how I see myself, but they aren’t always easy to share. I’d rather blather on about some funny story or a tidbit of what happened on my last hike in the Canyon than tell you some of these deep-seated beliefs of mine.

It seems I don’t care if you think I’m too talkative or even too bossy, but I do care what you think about my deepest beliefs.  I guess I’m just afraid I won’t fit in. In that I’m not so different from everyone else in the world – we all just want to be loved and we are all desperately afraid that if someone knows the “real” person residing inside, then we will be unlovable. Right?

I’m telling you this in case you ever find yourself in a position where you feel you can’t be “you.”

Now I’m not talking about overt bias and bigotry – that’s a real problem that cannot be shifted with a few mindset shifts primarily, because the bigotry resides in the mind of the bigot.  I’m talking about plain old-fashioned self-defeating fear that says you can’t fit in and be you.

I’ve heard people of all ages tell me that they don’t give a hoot what anyone thinks of them. I admire that stance but I also sense in many of their declarations a defensiveness that comes from a desire to, in essence, ostracize themselves before they can be ostracized.

What do you do if you feel like you can’t be you? How do you deal with those feelings that make you want to hide out – at least from a part of who you know yourself to be?

I posed the questions, “Do you ever feel like you can’t be yourself, and if so, how do you overcome that feeling?” to one of my private Facebook groups and was intrigued and delighted by the responses.

Being yourself in all situations can be hard, but here are some tips, thoughts and insights from my brilliant Facebook group members:

Really the idea of one’s ‘whole self’ is a misnomer. It usually means the self to which I am most attached, that I accept as ‘me’ – that I wish others to accept as ‘me’. This no more ‘my whole self’ than the selves I keep private. Feeling constrained in the presence of others is a matter of comfort – not essence. Advice? I like ‘follow your bliss’ – just not sure what it means at 4am, 3rd wakeup for the night tending to a baby, or elderly relative, or….any number of things that still require presence regardless of how the ‘whole self’ feels about it. Don’t do things that make you feel lousy, keep your word, back your own experience, recognize how much you don’t know, how much vaster the world (and I) am than I can possibly conceive. Don’t blame others for your disinclination to be in clear disagreement with them.” ~ Ruth

Kim shares, “I have often felt like that (like I couldn’t be myself) my entire life. Learning my Myers-Briggs type helped a lot with understanding the why of it but it has taken years (hand analysis and learning to read hands over the last couple of years added another layer of understanding) to feel like it’s OK to be me. There are times when I still “hide out” depending on the situation and people.”

And finally, Pamelah says, “I share the parts of me that I want to share with each person. It’s not the same with everybody and that feels completely right.”

So I bring the question to you fine reader, do you ever feel you can’t be yourself? What does being “your true self” mean to you? And what do you do to find your truth when you’re feeling afraid to share it?

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The Profitable Mystic Group Guidelines

Welcome to the Profitable Mystics Group!

I’m Peggie, a brand & marketing mentor who is excited to support metaphysicians, artists, yogis and healers just like you.

I created this group for witty, smart and passionate people who are ready to take their “off the beaten path” business into profitability on their own terms. It’s a place where you can share your challenges and your successes. It’s a home base for cheering on other creative and spiritually driven entrepreneurs who want to rock their bottom line and their heart line!

Profitable Mystics

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You’re in the right place if you are:
• A tarot reader, astrologer, numerologist, palmist, Reiki healer, psychic, yoga or meditation teacher, body worker, spiritual coach, writer, artist or oracle card reader who wants to take your practice from a hobby to a profit making business
• Looking for ways to streamline all the tasks around marketing and selling in your business
• Curious (or overwhelmed) about all the online opportunities to market and grow your business
• Ready to have a steady stream of perfect-for-you clients so you don’t have to sweat the bottom line each month
• Hoping to find business strategies that fit you like a glove!
Sound good? Yay! I can’t wait to get to know you better

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FREE INFO FOR YOU
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These are some of the most popular posts on my Blog – the Profitable Palmist

Forget the Avatar! Stop worrying about your client avatar and get booking!

5 Reasons you’re not booking enough clients and what to do about it.

Are you still tweaking your website?
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Do’s and Don’ts
Please don’t pitch your stuff EXCEPT on the promo threads. In fact, failure to follow this one rule will likely cause you to give up your spot in our group.

DO

  • Share inspirational, fun and even silly thoughts, but not overused memes
  • Show us your personality in all it’s wonderfulness
  • Share relevant, useful tips that add value to the lives and businesses here
  • Ask questions about business, especially about blogging, social media, closing deals, booking clients, live networking, and creating connections with clients
  • Ask questions about spirituality, mystical tools and finding services
  • Ask for support when you need it, this group is filled with beautiful, brilliant people who have dedicated their lives to helping – so don’t be afraid to ask for what you need
  • Pipe up and share during specific “days” – see below
  • Put us as a “favorite” in your groups so you can come and visit often
  • Have FUN & Build relationships

DON’T

  • Drop posts/links and leave. I know you want the world to see your newest blog post or ezine, but no one likes someone who is constantly pushing their stuff, right? So get to know people, find out what they want and need, and then on appropriate days you can share your links. This page isn’t a pitchfest.
  •  Pitch your business or event except on threads where they are requested
  •  Sell your MLM program here or private message people in this group pitching your stuff – it’s just not cool and you will be removed from the group for doing so
  • Create like/follow ladders – they are so NOT spiritually tuned in, and besides, they do not work
  • worry about always being right
  • post FB live videos on this page
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A Guide to Our Special Days

Quick Start Monday: What’s your primary Focus this week for your business?

Take Action Tuesday: What are you doing to hit your goal for this week?

Modality Tip Wednesday: Share the inside scoop on your magical woo, i.e., “The Tower in Tarot can help you understand how toppling old habits can help you build new business in it’s place.”

Ask Me Anything Thursday: Perfect day to ask me questions about building your business – if you’re struggling with something post it! I’ll answer them on Fridays in a Live FB chat!

Promo Friday: Here’s the place to share your blog posts and upcoming events and services – but do me a favor and remember to check out others’ posts too

Share the Love Saturday: Tell us about a product, service, practitioner that you adore
There is an in-person group that meets regularly in Tucson, but you can benefit from membership no matter where you live in the world.

Highlights of each in-person program will be posted in the files and opportunities for virtual gatherings will be made available as well!