How to work with the emotional overload of goal setting and desire

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership

When we engage in goal setting, it can seem easy-peasy, but for many women, a lot of emotion comes up: fear, grief, shame. It can stop us in our tracks, or it can become our motivation. Here are some inner critic activities to engage with her and find out what she really wants for you. Learn how to set goals for yourself and how to work with the emotion that arises when your goals seem out of reach.

I receive lots of emails with questions about goal setting from my Life Design Planner customers. Mostly they are “This is awesome!” emails, and sometimes I get an emails from women who are…scared sh*tless. And dare I say, if you’re using the planner and not scared sh*tless, you might be playing too small in your goal setting. Below I’m sharing an email … Read More

How to design your best year ever

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership

best year ever design

Happy new year! Everyone is setting resolutions and intentions for their best year ever, and of course it is always a challenge to stay on track with our busy modern lives. I find it incredibly satisfying to track my goals from year to year, quarter to quarter, month to month, and week to week, setting intentions and planting seeds at … Read More

How to be a Sacred Activist

Carrie JordanEarth Wisdom, Feminine Leadership

Sacred activism

Many shamanic cultures believe that reality exists as a result of the Big Dream of the Cosmos. The Cosmos have dreamt you and I into existence. All of creation is like a spider web of life that connects everything (all our relations…our ancestors, our descendants, the standing nation, the plant nation, the two leggeds, the winged ones, and all the … Read More

Six constraints that could be interfering with your life design

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership

Overcome constraints

In the Life Design Method where we actively design our lives, we are constantly working around constraints we can’t control and asking the central question, “how might I…?” This question, How might I? is the key to design thinking. It addresses the challenge and is optimistic and broad enough to allow room to discover new possibilities. Design thinking is a mindset that helps us to … Read More

Why goal-setting definitely works

Carrie JordanCreative Self Expression, Feminine Leadership

feminine goal-setting life design method

Recently I’ve been noticing that the internet likes to publish articles about why goal-setting is a “waste of time.” I’ve seen these kinds of articles on Psychology Today, Forbes, Business Insider, and other content-heavy sites. Just google “goal setting doesn’t work” and you’ll get a list of reasons why you should be complacent in your life and stop setting goals. … Read More

The best productivity hack for computer-based to-do lists

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership

pomodoro app

Is your productivity suffering as your to-do list exponentially expands to the point where it’s almost unmanageable? As I like to say with the Life Design Method, adding things to your “to-do list” like “organize the closet” and “empty the dishwasher” are important because our surroundings influence our lives…but they don’t belong on the to-do list. These kinds of tasks … Read More

How I arrived on the Medicine Path

Carrie JordanEarth Wisdom, Feminine Leadership, Womb Wisdom

medicine path

I arrived on the Medicine Path in 2011 after I was sexually assaulted.  I was twenty-three and was consequently blindsided by confusion, shame, depression, somatic dissociation, and disconnection from my intuition. Thankfully, Great Spirit guided me to find my way to a group of sisters. They were willing to help me pick myself up by my bootstraps and begin my … Read More

The key to unleash your sparkle and self expression

Carrie JordanCreative Self Expression, Feminine Leadership, Womb Wisdom

emotional self expression

Do you struggle to be seen how you want to be seen? Do you struggle with expressing yourself in a way that truly honors your being? You may be repressing emotions which is preventing you from fully expressing and shining your brilliance in the world. If you think you’re not repressing emotions, I bet you’re wrong! That’s because I thought … Read More

The pervasive nature of emotional repression

Carrie JordanCreative Self Expression, Feminine Leadership, Womb Wisdom

Emotional repression is rampant in our society. Think about it: What scenarios is is “ok” to have a big emotional experience? In a therapist’s office behind closed doors. Maybe with your best friend or a family member if you’re lucky. Maybe with your intimate partner. But still, in my experience I have often been “shushed” and “fixed” in these scenarios … Read More

The 3 keys to building your business

Carrie JordanFeminine Leadership, Womb Wisdom

keys to building your business and marketing

On a few occasions, I have received frantic phone calls from potential clients in the midst of launching a business. They are speaking super fast and asking me all kinds of questions: Hello?! Do you do websites? I am so overwhelmed! I need to launch this business and I need all these things! How much do you charge?! …Needless to … Read More