4 Pillars to Exceptional Learning 💡

4 pillars to learning

Did you know that there are 4 elements that when combined result in an exceptional learning experience?

I’ve found that by leading with these four things, I’ve dropped the stuff I don’t want and picked up the stuff I do want 10X faster.

I’ve made these four concepts the pillars of my program, and I wanted to share them with you.

Because it’s not just applicable to someone learning how to build a talisman. This stuff WORKS in life in general.


Here’s What We Focus On In The Program:


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Remember when We Used to Go to the Coffee Shop?

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There is no doubt that our lives are transforming at an unprecedented rate this year. Our routines and daily rituals have been disrupted, leaving many of us uncertain and unsure of what to do next.

I believe that in times of change, people tend to operate from their default settings.

That means that if you are a person who is generally happy, you will respond to a new circumstance with happiness or a sense of curiosity that looks for happiness. If you’re someone who is often stressed or angry,…

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🎉 Sharing a Win ✨✨

sharing a win

I’ve spent the last few months creating some killer content for my program, Talisman Transformation Method and I really want to share this win with you guys.

Because working with this program is making me into a better coach and human being, and it’s creating incredible transformations for clients.

Honestly, I love this program so much!

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Talisman Transformation Method is so much more than 1:1 coaching. And it’s more than the talisman students eventually create and work with.

It’s about the …

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Something AWESOME is Coming!

Something awesome is coming

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When things get rough and I’m down on myself for making a mistake, I find myself thinking a familiar story.

One is that I messed up, and that’s typical because I am just a messer-upper.

The second is that I’ve already achieved the best I was going to achieve in life (again, because I am a messer-upper, and that’s how it goes for people like me.)

And third, I am probably doomed to repeat whatever mistake got me down to begin with, and everyone I’ve ever loved and admired will judge me for this…

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The Snails In the Pot

The snails in the pot

Ever have one of those moments when you suddenly realize that the world has WAY more going on than you’re aware of and it just kind of smacks you in the face?

I had one of those moments this week when my daughter tried to give me back a plant we had given her as her first “responsibility.”

She had persuaded me to give her my aloe plant as well as this tiny succulent, but two days later she decided that she only felt comfortable with one responsibility, not two. So, I should take this potted pl…

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The Community We Mostly Ignore


What is a community to you?

Is it those who share your beliefs?

Is it those who share your home or your extended family?

Is it the people of the street you live on, or the population of the town or country you reside in?

My community feels at once very vast, and very small.

It includes you and the people I meet in classes, folks I meet at networking events, my family, and my friends, many of whom live quite far from me in countries halfway across the world.

It includes authors and experts …

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What to Do when You Can't Do Anything

What to do when you can't do anything

You know what sucks? Feeling powerless.

I have always HATED moments like this.

The feeling that no matter what I did, it would be judged by others as not enough, or the wrong thing to do. I hate those moments when I need to make a decision to move forward, but all the paths forward hold more risk than I want to take.

I hate worrying that I’ll do something that will have bad consequences down the road, either financially, or in my relationships.

I hate worrying that if I don’t do something, s…

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Cultivating a Calm Center in Any Storm

Calm Center

When life makes us anxious and there is perceived and/or real danger, finding the calm inside goes hand in hand with trusting ourselves.

We trust ourselves to make the best decisions we can.

We trust ourselves to handle our lives with grace.

We trust that we gather to ourselves people who care about us and share our values.

We trust that we have agency in our lives and that what we choose to do from here matters.

When it feels like there’s a tidal wave of doom hovering overhead it’s the mos…

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May You Receive All Good Things

May You Receive All Good Things

How do you send energy to your future?

A few years ago I began using to write letters to myself in the future. It's a tangible way I can remind myself of what I was doing this time last year, and a way to send a boost of good mojo towards whatever I'm working on. Sometimes I use it to remind myself to cancel a service if I stopped using it but forgot when it will renew. It's useful!

I wrote myself a letter last year that was different from my usual - it didn't tell me all the thin…

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Life Coaching Is Not What I Though It Was

Coaching not what I thought

I had an epiphany last night that blew my mind.

For the last two years, I've been feeling a bit stuck when someone asks me what I do as a life coach. I tended to come up with business-y answers, and kind of tiptoe around it.

I’d say, I help people achieve their goals or get clear on their goals – but that felt kinda meh and like someone else’s line.

I’d say, I help people clear stagnant emotions and I guide meditations to help them with this. But this also felt like only a partial explanation…

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