Friday, March 21, 2014

Your Sacred Inner Money Story - What's Yours?

What if you could reveal your 
Sacred Inner Money Story?

Isn't it time you stopped struggling over money with your sweetie?

You deserve to make empowered decisions when it comes to your financial life.

Whether you are well off or whether you don't feel you have enough money, you are born with particular lessons to seek out +  explore.  One of those overarching lessons is based on money.  

Ultimately, it impacts nearly every area of your life.
Maybe you are a Nurturer or a Ruler or a Romantic or even a Maverick!

Do you want to find out?
Drop your name + email in now and get access to your quiz!

Not sure if you want to take a quiz about how you relate to money?

What if I told you that Spirituality + Money Go Together?! 

The term spirituality is often not "allowed" to be spoken in relation to a few other terms such as "money" or "sex".  Well, guess what?  When you become aware that your spirituality and your money are actually related to one another you will discover a powerful peace that may blow you away.  In fact, your money is also related to your sexual energy - no surprise there as they are both connected to your sacral chakra, but that is for another post another day.

Just think - no more freaking out over money, no more wondering where in the heck it went or how you are supposed to bring more to you.  When you discover your sacred money archetypes you will be empowered with new confidence, a relaxed sense of peace, and a beautiful sense of freedom.

Wait - what is an archetype?  An archetype is a representation or a symbolic model that is embedded in  your unconscious.  For example, think of the word mother.  Typically, the things that come to mind of what a mother should/would be is loving, nurturing, compassionate, supportive, strong, etc.  Does that fit all mothers?  No.  But, hopefully, you get the idea. 

Knowing your sacred money archetype will help you
*ditch old money habits that do not benefit you
*release shame around money
*move past constantly worrying about money 

You will be able to beautifully step into
*being in alignment with your money
*unlocking your money blocks
*harmonizing your spirituality with your financial life

I know what it is like to feel sick to your stomach when sitting down to pay bills.  I know what it is like to never feel like you have enough money.  I know what it is like to not be able to buy your kids new clothes.  Yes!  I know!  I have been there.

But, I also know what it is like to have great success and to take two or three amazing vacations a year.  I know what it is like to have the big 5 bedroom home and be able to go out and buy that new guitar for your teenage son who lives for music.

You see - I have had both experiences.  My husband + I have had great successes and we have had dismal financial failure.  But, doing sacred money work is deeply transformational!  How you relate to your money is a reflection of how you relate to pretty much everything else in your life.  Seriously - I am not kidding!

Therefore, discovering what your sacred money archetype is can have a beautiful and profound affect on all areas of your life - as a parent, as a romantic partner, as a friend, as a community member, as a business owner/employee/co-worker, and as a spiritual being moving through this human experience. 

With love for you,

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Marketing Book For Couples In Love and In Business

Beginning your marketing journey?

Learn about marketing from a successful entrepreneur through my first-hand business experiences connecting with great communicators like President Reagan, Ben & Jerry’s, Macho Man Randy Savage and Joe Frazier.

Over the last 30 years, my life has revolved around stories about family, food and marketing. I love unraveling the threads of these tales to bring personal experiences to life and to teach clear and simple lessons about important moments in my life. I wondered if I could help the community of marketing novices who are hungry to unravel some of the mysteries of marketing by telling a few stories from my marketing career. In this book, I share many special lessons learned with their own eureka moment that highlighted important aspects about successful marketing and brand-building ideas.
These lessons didn’t occur in a classroom. They happened in the real and at times, surreal world through interactions with a wide range of both famous and not-so-famous people. I learned from a President of the United States named Reagan, a professional wrestler named Macho Man Randy Savage and the exotically strange and wonderful Frank Zappa. During my marketing journey, I came to understand how much you can learn about business and marketing by being in the moment.

Looking back, I realize that my marketing adventures were meant to teach, to inspire and eventually be shared with others interested in understanding marketing. Each story is wrapped with a single key marketing lesson, concept or insight that has helped me learn an important brand building strategies or a practical tactic. When you combine these stories together, they are like preparing a meal where each ingredient is blended together to create a sweet and delicious marketing cuisine.

There are plenty of textbooks and how-to-books available where you can also learn some of these principles.


My book is written by an experienced entrepreneur who did exactly what you want to do - successfully use marketing to grow a brand and to create an emotional bond between your product and your customers. Each example in this marketing memoir is filled with personal anecdotes embedded with crisp, clear information that you can use to improve your own communications efforts. My sincere hope is that this book will spark your creativity and assist as you successfully build your brand and grow your business.

Within each individual story I have extracted a key word or phrase as a marketing lesson. In simple and straightforward language, these key words can help guide you in your entrepreneurial venture or small to mid-sized business.

The book will answer marketing questions such as…

Why you must differentiate your brand from the category to be noticed and to have the market share your story.

Why asking questions is one of most powerful way to market and sell a product or service.

Fearlessness is a critical requirement to help you get to the next level of success.

Optimism plays a surprising role in all marketing activities. Learn why.

Storytelling is a key marketing tactics to attract the right type of customers.

Being on autopilot can be deadlier for a brand than a wrong decision. Never stay on cruise control.

Why is it vital to your brand’s health that you are highly focused?

The extraordinary lesson that something as simple as superb fried chicken can teach you about the power of marketing through word of mouth.

Those who have studied marketing in business school may not find my approach of great value although I hope they will be amused by some of my life stories. Some might be critical that I have over simplified marketing. I accept that this book may not be for you.

My book is for someone beginning their marketing journey that needs a marketing coach. The goal in writing this book is modest. I only want my marketing memoir to help one person: You.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Raise Your Vibration

Orgasm is one of the most amazing physical feelings in the universe.  What if it was also a gateway or portal to something more?  What if through your orgasm you could reach into other dimensions or retrieve information from past or other lives you are living?  

When you use your passionate lovemaking to pierce the veil between your world and the unknown some pretty amazing things can happen.  This Sexy Challenge helps you open up to the possibility that your orgasm is a vessel for you to travel to and from a more spiritual place.  It can allow you to reach out and touch that which is untouchable for most.

What are you waiting for?  This challenge could open you up to the joys of the Universe and it all flows through the power of your orgasmic bliss. 

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Nook.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Is Money Destroying Your Relationship?

What are the two biggest things couples typically fight about?  Money + sex.  So, could money be destroying your relationship?  Maybe you don't have enough or maybe you have too much...
Listen now and see what you think.
Keeping it Sacred + Sexy,
Rob + Janelle

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bet You Didn't Know This Happened to Us!

**You might not know this story - 3 years ago Rob faced a life-threatening health issue while I was across the country.  I wrote this a couple of years back.

In February 2011, I was in California at a weeklong seminar. I was to be gone a total of nine days. Rob, my partner and husband, was at home 2300 miles away. Before I left he seemed to be coming down with a nasty cold or some type of flu. Because of my location and my busy schedule it was difficult to call; I usually just texted back and forth with him. When I did speak to him I noticed that this cold/flu “thing” was really taking a toll. On top of that a record-breaking ice storm had hit. My next to last day in California I called home again to talk to him.

My sweet love – a man who never gets sick – was so ill and coughing this strange, high-pitched cough that he could barely talk to me. He and the kids had lost electricity due to the storm so they were staying at my parents’. I hung up from Rob and called my mother’s cell. “Mom, does Rob need to go to the hospital?” She informed me that she had tried to get him to go the previous night! She told me that he was so sick he couldn’t put his sweatshirt on by himself – she had to help him! I told her to have my father take him to the emergency room immediately. I called Rob’s cell again and told him in more than a few choice words that he was going to the hospital right then – no ifs, ands, or buts (maybe I was harsh – but I felt helpless and deeply afraid). Remember, there was an ice storm – inches of ice on the car and extremely treacherous driving conditions. It took over an hour to reach the hospital that is only 10 minutes from my parents’ home. My next step was to find a way to get home! Up in the mountains I was an hour’s drive from the airport and a seven-hour flight from home – no nonstop flights from my location.

The events that transpired at the airports were challenging to say the least, but I encountered some of the most wonderful people to help me. I was able to make my plane connection with just an hour to spare before they shut down the Houston, TX airport due to snow!! And, I was able to land in Indianapolis, IN on schedule with only two runways open! A close friend picked me up and drove me to the hospital.

The end result was a blood clot in my husband’s jugular vein and a developing abscess near his right collarbone. He had to have surgery to drain the abscess and heavy-duty antibiotics. He spent a week in the hospital!! Then, he spent the next month with a picc line in his arm so that he could take powerful antibiotics intravenously at home and six months on blood thinners. The specialists were never able to decide what brought this about. No one knows if the blood clot developed first or the infection – the chicken or the egg?

The point is that we sometimes deal with things in our lives that we never expected. Some of these can pack quite a punch. I am pondering this experience today because I have been thinking about a movie I just watched yesterday. We might not expect great struggle and death defying feats regularly, but others know no different.

In 2005, March of the Penguins was shared with the world. This is a very powerful film. What amazes me the most is not only what these Emperor penguins go through to find a mate and produce offspring, but the loving tenderness they seem to share with one another. These amazing beings of nature travel over 70 miles of ice and snow to return to where they were born. They search through the thousands of penguins until they find a fitting mate. The pair off in cuddled up pairs prior to mating. Once they are blessed with an egg, they must delicately trade it from the mother’s feet to the father’s feet. In a matter of moments the freezing temperatures, which are on average -72°F, will steal away the life within the egg if they are not successful. The female penguin must return the 70 plus miles to the sea to regain her weight and bring back food for the new little penguin.

As the males protect their precious eggs and wait out the winter for the females’ return they huddle together in an effort to stay warm. They take turns being in the center. This grouping of penguins reminds me of the blended spirit Rob and I, as coaches for couples, talk so often about. These compassionate and loving father’s become winter warriors as they blend their energies and spirits to form a mass of continually moving penguin bodies that almost becomes its own being. They go nearly four months without food from when they first started their journey. They are extraordinarily cold and near starving, but they continue to protect and provide for their babies.

Upon the females’ return the precarious exchange of baby penguin from one parent’s feet to the other parent’s feet takes place again – just in reverse this time. Now, the males must make the huge journey to return to the sea and eat before they surrender to death due to lack of food. The mother penguins remain with their babies protecting them and feeding them. It will be a couple more months before the females leave the baby penguins alone and return as well. Eventually, the little penguins are big enough to make their own journey to the sea and the cycle continues.

Throughout this dangerous journey every year some, both adults and babies, succumb to the cold or the lack of food. Sadly, some of the babies don’t live long enough to even meet their mothers. To live life, to continue existence they must risk it all time and time again.

I ask you – would you travel over 70 miles in devastatingly cold temperatures to find a mate and create new life? Would you be willing to entrust this tenuous new life with your partner? Okay, this scenario might be extreme. I mean, after all, you aren’t a penguin – right?

Instead, I ask you to consider:
• How far you would go for your partner?
• Even more importantly, do you consider the little things you do for each other?
• Do you appreciate him/her?
• Are you grateful for the little things let alone the big things?
• Would you drop everything and be there if your partner really needed you to?

Maybe you won’t have to worry about a major event, a frightening event or miles and miles of snow and ice, but think about how important it is to be there for your partner everyday. Sometimes we just need to stop and listen – really listen to what he/she is saying. We don’t necessarily need to do anything other than just being present, perhaps giving a hug or offering a shoulder.

Loving another and blending your spirit with another is a beautiful experience. And, it can help you weather any storm.

Janelle Alex, Ph.D. ©2012