Wisdom vs Advice

Wisdom vs advice?

I had never thought about this before honestly. I always thought to offer good suggestions was good enough until my mentor offered me the distinction. Good advice is telling people what they should do or need to do, and what you think is best. This usually means projecting your opinions and ways of doing things onto them. This works sometimes, and other times, well not so much.

As a coach, mentor, guide, for soul-centered entrepreneurs, I love this distinction. In yoga, wisdom, knowledge or understanding is buddhi.

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Charles Dickens

Advice sometimes falls into the place of not listening enough and thinking you know what is correct for that person. Wisdom, on the other hand, comes from a place of kindness and deep listening to what the person really needs and reflecting back on them. Wisdom appeals to the heart and comes from a quiet mind thus appeals to a more emotional connection.

Like I mentioned earlier, I’m a guide. I’m one who can easily tell people what to do and how to do it. Efficiency is my middle name. Improvement and remodeling to make better are what I love to do. This so easily falls into advice and WOW I can tell the difference so much in the results my clients get. Not only that, I feel it too!

advice or wisdom

Wise advice

Wait, wait, wait. Didn’t you just say to step more into wisdom? LOL.

Did you read at my strengths up there? Of course, I had to find a middle ground- wise advice! This is the hybrid and honestly, sits so close to home.

Sometimes that deep listening and being a mirror needs a little bit of a mental shake. This is where wise advice comes from and can hit the target. Wisdom is introspective and really comes from a place of wanting the most good for your friend or client. Advice sometimes comes from a place of ego where you know best. Wise advice blends this and says “Hey, I know something about this and after listening to you I invite you to consider this option instead”.

The minute I began to work that into my life there was a sense of feeling light and abundant! It was magic to see the transformations vs seeing walls of defense when the advice didn’t sit well. In this blog post I wrote I mention being allowed to shine… so stand up and shine with your knowledge in a generous way, a kind way, and a smart way!

Now it’s your turn!

Take a look at where in your life you can shift this in. Is it in your classes? Your coaching practice? Or maybe personal relationships with friends, partners or family.

It’s never too late to shift ourselves and create some better vibes that lift everyone up together!


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Email Marketing To Make Your Tribe Love You More


The Power Of The Email

Oh emails. Yes they are alive and real. Email marketing is probably one of the fastest ways to increase revenue to your business because it’s all about relationships. Nowadays with the surge of social media, relationships are really based on value, promises and how to stay connected via a screen.

The Beginning.

Let’s start with the basics. What is email marketing and why do I even need it for my business. First of all, how often do you get information you want to learn more about in your inbox vs the amount of, let’s be real, spam. I long for those emails where I will either learn something, get inspired, get some tips and more.
The world of communication is so valuable because your inbox is like your mailbox in your house (just it’s way cheaper to send an email than a letter). But imagine getting awesome letters from your favorite people once a week?

To start your email list is not hard or expensive. On the other hand, it can be pretty much free and give you access to a wealth of potential customers. There are tons of services out there that provide newsletter deliverability for free or at a low cost. You want to start a list and you want to start it today.

Some questions you might ask are:
How do I start my list?
How often do you send emails?
Will people open them?
What do I write?

Like I said if you don’t have a list, start one today! Create a database of emails of people that gave you permission to email them about your services. It’s not your aunt Bonnie unless she’s a potential client. You can start the email collection process with an opt-in on your website or get business cards and manually add them. We can talk about mechanics of things on another post!

Consistency is key here. Don’t let more than a month lag between you and your tribe. Remember they opt in because they want you to send them good stuff… so hook them up! I’m guilty of not being super consistent but I have a plan and I’m sticking to it. If I don’t will you guys hold me accountable? LOL!

This is the dreaded question. Will people open the emails. What’s worst is will people OPT-OUT of my list! If they opt-out then guess what, they won’t be customers or engaged in what you do and what you are offering. So ADIOS! I used to get all bent out of shape about this… now I see it as a lost opportunity for them to grow and be more amazing humans.

Ok fine a tiny grudge. Very very tiny.

Metrics are key when dealing with your emails. You will get a better idea depending what service provider you use but the key thing is to send your first one. After this you will feel accomplished and you can read your metrics and learn. It’s always an opportunity to grow.

Write what you are good at. Your passion, why you are in business doing what you love, why you want to see the person on the other side so happy and ready to conquer the world. You are sending that person all your love and heart. It is so beautiful when you can impact one person, make them smile and better improve his/her life one way or another.


I’m constantly looking for ways to connect with my audience, my tribe of Bizzy Yogis. How can I serve them better? In addition I want to give them more value than they can even imagine! Probably most of you can say that there are a few emails you receive that you absolutely love. I know I have my top 5 since I open them every time they land in my inbox.

Look at your top 5 and see why you love them. What about them makes you happy, makes you want more. Write down the feelings you get when you read these emails and in addition to this see how you can get the same feeling from your emails while making them totally your voice. No email stealing ok? Promise?

Hope some of your questions are answered, and if you have more, feel free to drop me a line!

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