Success is Sweetest

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Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.

I help ARTISTS, ACTORS, MAKERS, and SEEKERS start, test, tweak and finish amazing life projects.

This is where you get to translate your amazingness into a tangible, real-world project or life-changing experience. Something so fresh & original, you won’t believe it came out of YOU.

(Hey, so you want to act on Broadway, bike ride through Thailand, or build an Empire? Totally reasonable.)

This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.

Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).

I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.



A Small Dose Of Sweet Things

Make a little boom with the Ultimate Check-List


Check-lists rule.

A great checklist can help you stay on point and should be easy to use even in the most difficult situations.

Below are some category ideas: Feel free to make up and add your own.

Do use this checklist as a weekly action reminder.
Do pick tasks that are doable given your current lifestyle.
Don’t be a super-hero or an over-promiser. You want to feel a bit of push but not a rough shove.

1. PROJECT A (Break your current project into 10 simple steps, actions, or benchmarks.)

2. READ/RESEARCH (Spend a certain amount of time each week reading or researching. Arrange to read different things.)

3. COMPLETE SOMETHING (Resolve a business problem or an unfinished personal task each week.)

4. MASTERY (Learn something new each week about how to do your project/work better.)

5. EXPERIMENT/TAKE RISKS (Do something radical or experimental each week.)

6. NETWORKING/COMMUNITY BUILDING (Introduce yourself to one important person each week.)

7. DON’TS (Identify what you really want to stop doing — things like surfing the net, eating too much sugar, overspending, complaining and making excuses.)

8. EXTREME SELF CARE (Do something important each week to take much better care of yourself.)

9. CREATIVITY (Feed the muse. Make something each week. Get your creative juices flowing. )

10. TOLERATIONS (What is slowing you down? Name and eliminate one source of dissatisfaction a week.)

11. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION (Gather good information and give good information. Take one action a week to improve what and how you share .)

12. SELF MARKETING (Market your talents each week in a new and interesting way.)

13. INITIATE (Wait for and follow no one.)

14. EXERCISE (Get physical, exercise in an area that makes you stronger in everyway.)

15. EXPAND YOUR BEST EFFORTS (Be strategic, raise the bar, select a better goal, find a shortcut, or a time saving tool.)

16. SPIRITUAL BLISS (Honor your inklings and take the path of least resistance at least once a week.)

17. FULFILLMENT (Make the most of what you already have and hang out with people who are fulfilled or well on their path.)

18. MAGIC (When you want something you get it easily. Affirm daily: Life is beautiful. Life is breezy.

19.POSITIVES (From just getting by to having a healthy reserve of time, love, money, and space.)

20. APPRECIATION (Dole it out by the truck loads.)

** Optional (Make a grid. Print out copies and use it as a visual display.)

Boom, now you’re takin’ over.


Borrowed Wisdom: Each Season Has It’s Own Spice

When it comes to arranging and ritualizing and welcoming change Clarissa Pinkola Estes has been a constant observer and keen teacher. Here’s a short passage from a longer essay on the energy of autumn:

Each seasons has its own ‘spice’ that is considered holy.
So now, perhaps with pen on paper
stick in dirt, let us reflect:
for this is a time
to preserve what nourishes,
to let all else fall to dust,
to sort the seeds
for the time yet to come…

For what is Autumn
but as the ancients said:
a time for casting away,
a time for gathering in,
a time for ‘farewell for now,’
a time to hold all precious close by.

Blessed Equinox… do your work, of shedding and keeping,
preserving and sorting… this is the time.

_Clarissa Pinkola Estes