What Does That Mean: Living Intentionally?

Many of us have watched the changes in our country’s leadership with grave concern, and these concerns have unleashed a flood of emotions. From sheer disbelief to outspoken resistance, we’ve each been reacting in our own way.

When the inevitable is set in motion we are asked to get clear on what it is that we want. If we know the end goal we can reverse-engineer the path.

Always, the first step is living intentionally.

We all struggle with the madness of our busy lives with little time to stop, ponder, or reflect. How can we shift out of autopilot mode and become more conscious about our choices?

I believe this consciousness is our only option if we want to find greater joy in what we already have. Consciousness can show us how to immerse more deeply in our relationships and find more peace within ourselves.

Happiness Comes From Within

Did you know that the key to happiness is found by simply taking the greatest pleasure in what we already have instead of continuously searching for something else? Amy Smalarz calls this living intentionally.

Amy invited me to be a guest on her podcast. Right away, she asked me what it means to live intentionally. She wanted to understand my mindset.

To me, intention is the difference between hammering away at a mountain of emails and making comments on social media OR reviewing the list of projects that need your attention and getting the biggest one out of the way first. It is the difference between recognizing an emotional breakthrough and sitting with it OR hiding until the pain has gone away only to continue again as you did before.

During the interview, we went over a variety of topics, such as what it was like for me to lose everything and start from scratch—and then having to do it AGAIN.

I told her what I wrote in my letter to the President of the United States and how I reacted when I got a response from the White House.

You’ll also learn how I created The Women’s Code and what my take on intentional living and loving is. In addition, I shared my tricks for finding balance and how to get a handle on those feeling of being overwhelmed. We also discussed the Superhuman Paradox and how you can avoid falling prey to it.

Here is a video that Dr. Tyson Franklin in Australia, one of the listeners of the show has shared with me.

You Are Enough

In case you won’t make it to the podcast, I’d like to share this one idea with you: Give yourself intentional permission to be human. This is something I have to remind myself of every single day. It’s so easy to get caught in self-punishing perfectionism. We don’t have to have it all figured out— we only have to do our best. This is how we can break through of whatever is holding us back.

Amy makes it easy to ingest these concepts because her Podcasts are only a half hour long. Personally, I like to load her podcasts onto my phone so that when I go for walks I can combine exercise for my body with inspiration for my mind.

Please join our community on Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com/womenscode). I would love to have your feedback and learn how you will live more intentionally this year.


At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her image licensing business to Bill Gates in a multimillion dollar deal. Chelette is a nationally known ‘gender decoder’ who has appeared in over 60 radio shows, respected speaker, career coach, consummate creative entrepreneur, and author of Happy Woman Happy World. Beate is also the founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to women leadership and personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private, and digital worlds. Determined to build a community of women supporting each other, she took her life-changing formula documented it all in a book Brian Tracy calls “an amazing handbook for every woman who wants health, happiness, love and success!”

Through her corporate initiative “Why Acting Like a Girl Is Good For Business” she helps companies with gender diversification training, and to develop and retain women.

If you’d like to book Beate as a speaker on New Leadership Balance or Creative Entrepreneurship for your next event please connect with me.

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