Rebecca Whitman got a divorce the same week her beloved father died. Most people would be depressed and lying in bed for weeks. But Rebecca was able to not only stay high performing, she actually felt joy. Not that she didn’t feel the grief of losing her father, she realized that her life was in balance in seven key areas. As a success coach, author and motivational speaker, Rebecca teaches women that there are seven pillars of abundance. When they have all seven pillars in alignment, they can manifest love, health and financial freedom.
Rebecca defines freedom as the ability to do what you want, when you want, where you and with who you want. She wrote a book called “How to Make a Six Figure Income Working Part-Time,” available on Amazon and Audible, which illuminates these seven pillars of abundance. They are described as; Spirituality, Fitness, Emotional, Romantic, Mental, Social and Financial. These key areas are placed in order of importance to having a beautiful, balanced, and abundant lifestyle.
How to go from Burned Out to Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant.
Most women feel burned out when they sacrifice their own needs in order to be there for others. Many women put themselves last. They are there for their kids, husbands, bosses and community before they take care of themselves.
Even though we are in the height of the feminist movement, many women still abide by the old societal construct that it is selfish to put their self-care above serving others. The truth is that a woman cannot truly be present to the needs of others unless she is fulfilled first. You simply can’t pour from an empty cup! Women need to be celebrated for practicing self-love, not judged for being self-obsessed. A woman can create her dream life when she regards her own happiness as her number one priority.
Practicing Radical Self-Care leads to Abundance
Many people wonder what does living a balanced life have to do with making six figures working part-time! The old paradigm is work hard, play hard. Work for until you are 65 and then you can retire. Rebecca’s thought process is more feminine and spiritual. You don’t have to work so hard to achieve results when you are in flow state. Flow state is when things just seem to work together with ease and synchronicity. You can relax more and enjoy the journey towards your goal, rather than pushing yourself to mental and physical exhaustion.
How do you get into flow state? The number one way is meditation and spiritual practice. Rebecca is a big believer in how you start your day determines the type of day you will have. She recommends beginning your day with meditation, yoga, journaling, reading, or exercise. Exercise the activity to plan your day around, she explains. Many people thing they have to make money first so that they can afford a fancy gym or hire a trainer. How does exercise help increase your abundance? Exercise creates a natural high with powerful hormones like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins! With that increased energy, you have the zest for life it takes to go after your financial goals!
Having a loving and supportive romantic partner and an uplifting group of friends are also important. She encourages clients to leave people, places and situations that no longer serve their highest good. She explains that people sometimes need to let go of what they have to get what they want. All your dreams are outside of your comfort zone! They key to learn to love the feeling of being challenged!