Tova Payne

Coaching you to take action on your Dreams with clarity, confidence + connection

The Power of Living Fully + 3 Ways to Make Today Count

Today I’m sharing a story inspired by a friend that reminded me of the power of living fully and not taking life for granted:

Earlier this week a friend on Facebook wrote: “Today makes it 10 years I cheated death when I was ran over by a 50 ft dive boat”.

And I remember that day because I was there, on that island in Belize when it happened. And in the aftermath I decided to go with a few others and spend the next 2 months in hospitals at my friend’s bedside.

Hearing that update was a wake-up on many levels:

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The Clue to Your Passion (It’s easier than you think)

Creating meaningful work is what helps us come alive and gives us a sense of inner freedom. It’s why whether you have your own business or are actively working on a side passion project: It’s important to have work that’s meaningful.

Meaning gives us strength, purpose and drives us to give all of ourselves. It helps us uncover a part of ourselves that can surprise us. When you’re immersed in a project that’s meaningful, it’s as if some great force comes and helps you achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.

The best way to sum this up is through a quote by Patanjali:

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
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If Money Didn’t Matter—What would you do?

What would you do if money didn’t matter?

If money or outside pressure (what you think others expect of you/what others actually expect of you) didn’t matter/influence your decision, what would you do and where would you be?

Would you live in a city or a rural town?

Would you be an administrator or caring for horses?

Would you be treating patients or baking?

Would you be writing, singing, acting?

The point of this exercise is to take a time out from the confines that we think we’re in. Maybe, we truly are confined by our circumstance. But maybe not.

Playing this game is the first step to finding out what else lies ahead, and opens the doorway to living the life you’re meant to live.
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Visualization and Visioning: What’s the Difference?

Visualization versus visioning: what’s the difference when creating your vision for your business, project or achieving your goals?

Well, every project begins as an idea—a vision.

Before the first airplane was built, there was a vision for it. Before the light bulb was invented there was a vision for it.

Every great idea begins in the mind and then manifests into form.

There’s no doubt that having a vision is cornerstone to any business, project, or goal you want to achieve.

However, there’s a difference between visioning and visualization. Both are helpful and serve different purposes.
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Marketing: The truth that could be stopping you

If you’re in business you need to get your message out (a.k.a marketing) But there are certain  tactics in marketing that are likely holding you back from achieving your dream.

Today I’m revealing the core tactic that can leave you feeling like a failure when a product or service doesn’t seem to deliver what it’s promised.

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How to Write Your About Page

When you’re creating a website—your copy (that’s the fancy lingo to describe anything written on your website) is the heart and soul of your website.  The most looked-at page on your website? That’s your About Page.   You see, as human beings, we are naturally curious creatures, and we want to learn about the person/people behind a company.

So whether your website showcases your your yoga schedule, your travel adventures,  coaching/consulting practice, or serves as a creative landscape for sharing your insights with the world: people want to know about the person behind the business/creative project.

Here’s the thing: your copy needs to connect with your reader. Read More…