My first Podcast- How To BEGIN LIVING Your DREAMS

My first Podcast- the story is just bursting out of my heart that I cannot contain it ANY LONGER! This is only a short summary of what I went through to live my dreams. I hope you find inspiration and hope to ACT DESPITE YOUR FEARS! 

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Hi Everyone! I want to share my story with the world.

A lot of people ask me, how do I know where to begin? How do I know what I should do in life? How did you get to where you are today?

You see, I’m not where I want to be yet, but I am living the life I want to live now.

 Only 1% have the courage to make the entrepreneurial leap into success. It’s all about risk.

You see, 2 years ago, I quit my full time job after 9 months of stability. I felt like I was trapped in a cage. I had worked in the fashion industry for 4-5 years and wanted the normal job with health insurance. I thought that was the only way I could reach success. I would just climb my way up to the top and I knew I could.

However, the level of pain, suffering and death within me broke me.

I quit and never looked back.

When I quit my full time job, I used the money I had to travel to Australia for a month. When I came back, I was broke, but was inspired by street vendors who sold jewelry on the street. I started selling my own jewelry and it turned into a business.

In the beginning of my self- employed years, I ate a lot of rice and kale because I could not afford to buy groceries. I was late on rent and often suffered immense turmoil from struggling to find my way.

After traveling once more and going through some inner healing, one day I woke up and wrote down everything I was good at or had the abilities to do. I ended up writing down: cello, piano, writing, mandarin, sewing….etc…I posted on craigslist and started getting clients. I was really shocked at first, but felt blessed to know there was a FREE way to get clients.

This story is really just a small summary of what I went through…Iong story short I tried everything. I was on Let’s Make a Deal, I got to touch Wayne Brady on the shoulders, I worked in retail, had lots of shows, enjoyed free shows in Silverlake, diversified my skills and monetized everything I could.

Still, it was not enough. My boyfriend suggested I get into Real Estate and I started working in the industry last year. Today I am a life coach who helps unlock peoples destiny, a sewing instructor and a realtor. I have jewelry consigned with various local businesses and give back to the community by providing work for people.

My advice for people who are looking to start something new, don’t wait, don’t hesitate, just jump.

I get criticized a lot for my unconventional ways of doing things….for not doing things perfect sometimes or not using recycle paper to create my flyers and using bootstrap methods to create something grand out of nothing. But AT LEAST I TRIED, AT LEAST I put myself out there, and that has made ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I would not have started living my dreams if I didnt listen to my intuition and the ways of the universe. Don’t aim for perfect, aim for jumping already.

Rebekka Lien,
Unlock Your Destiny Life Coach, REALTOR & 
Creative Music/Fashion Instructor 
 
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You Can’t Have It All

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Believe it or not, you can’t have it all.

I mean, you have to let go of somethings in order to get better things. If you watch Hoarders, you will know…you cannot have a good life hoarding.

I know this might be completely stupid, but I did not know that bleach obviously bleaches and dyes all your clothes. Yesterday, I ran out of detergent and decided to use the last of my bleach for my clothes. Yes, I know, I went to Fashion School, but we never used bleach and on the bleach bottle, it said I could use it to wash clothes…..I ended up masacre-ing ALL MY CLOTHES. It was so hard breaking. Some came out good, but some came out horrid.

I think it was God telling me to let go. Let go of my old clothes, of my stubbornness, of my old ways of thinking.

You see, without letting go, we do not open our hands to the good things that are coming NEXT. 

We clench onto what we already have, already think about life.

Fortunately, as an ENTREPRENEUR, you are a LEARNER…which means, you MUST constantly ADAPT, ADJUST, LISTEN. This is a season of listening well my friends. 

Any great entrepreneur MUST listen and not simply drone and WALK on to the beat of society. Yesterday, I had several mishaps. Spilled wine on my couch, massacred my clothes, did not win my 3 parking tickets (PARKING TICKETS ARE THE WORSE!), and more. I was pretty miserable, but….today….I REFUSED To let it get to me.

It is because, I know there is a bigger picture.

Your life might not be the most pleasant right now. Perhaps you are going through crisis, relational, financial, emotional….career crisis. But there is hope, this hope relies on YOUR ability and CHOICE to FOCUS on what you’re grateful for….and the CHOICE to be PRESENT in each and every day. 

I think another thing I was reminded of is that MATERIAL WEALTH can be burned away, bleached away, destroyed- but integrity, character and spiritual wealth is eternal.

Sometimes we try to SAVE, hoping it will protect us from tragedy….but we end up paying more for saving the crappy stuff we already have. So give it up, and let the new thing come.

Material Hoarding – Hoarding material things

Emotional Hoarding– Not forgiving, not letting go of the past

Mindset Hoarding– Not letting go of OLD mindsets, patterns or perspectives in life

…..The list goes on, but TODAY WRITE DOWN 1 THING YOU HAVE NOT LET GO OF and you know will stop you from moving forward. Then COMMIT to LET IT GO! 

PICTURES FROM THE SHOW HOARDERS: (EW….)

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How To Make Things Happen

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What is the difference between people who live the life they desire versus the people who don’t? How do people MAKE THINGS HAPPEN? Are they just lucky, more positive, more personable, was born happier and more positive….or is it a choice?

I believe it’s a CHOICE.

Over the years, I have studied lots of mentors and coaches. I have watched the Secret, observed peoples’ lives and I have come to 1 SINGLE conclusion.

Everything is a CHOICE.

You might have been raised by a horrible family or had a monstrous childhood, but in the end, who creates YOUR destiny? You do.

I started out my multiple businesses with pretty much nothing in my bank, I didn’t take out a loan, I simply had FAITH. I chose FAITH. I chose to believe that there was the universe watching out for me. Having nothing DROVE me to the very core of my dreams. I became an obsessive artist, because I knew that NOTHING could stop me….I had already nothing, so I could only GO UP.

How do you make things happen?? 

1. Be a huge OPPORTUNITY CONNECTER– I see opportunities EVERYWHERE. I basically CREATE opportunities until I feel COMPLETELY depleted. However, the world has ENDLESS opportunities.

A few weeks ago, I was part of an Artisan Fair. I compiled an EMAIL LIST which included contacts I had never met, but somehow I had their business cards. I wasn’t scared to add them….even though several folks requested that I take them off my list.

1 LADY showed up and we connected. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest, because I didn’t even know her…yet she got my email. She owned an art gallery located not too far from Pasadena. I told her that we should connect, that I wanted to collaborate with her since she had space.

Yesterday we met up and I booked a speaking event! My mind moves fast, your brain has got to think fast. Deplete the possibilities. Speaking gigs are great because it positions YOU as an EXPERT (whatever FIELD OR INDUSTRY you’re in).

2. Be a DESTINY MAKER NOT A VICTIM of YOUR DESTINY- 

+ Destiny Makers

  • Don’t whine, don’t complain (that much…they complain and find solutions).
  • Don’t get caught up with failures, learn and improve for the next.
  • Do INTENTIONALLY focus on the positive, SAY THANKS always and ARE grateful for the little and big things.
  • Don’t focus on self, but find ways to help others through COLLABORATION.
  • Loves to have fun.

+ Victim of Destiny

  • Believes that others don’t understand them.
  • Believes that they are alone.
  • Believes that the universe and life is against them….
  • Sulks and makes their lives miserable and others as well…

You get the point.

3. Know what you want- stick to it

Know what you want, write it down, write down WHY you want it. This will compel your life to great heights.

Never give up.

I could have given up and applied to more FULL TIME JOBS. Life could have been really dreary for me, but I decided to NEVER go back. I might still work full time hours, or even more- because I’m so obsessed with work (like blogging is an obsession if my mind is filled with inspiration). I could work 3 hours in the real estate office, show houses for an hour, drop off inventory to a store and come home still wanting to blog and maybe I’ll be finally ready to chomp down on double chocolate ice cream.

I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel….it started from the ground up.

 

How To Sew A Bag

Who said I can’t be skilled in every way?

Share it, like it, comment NICE! If you are thinking about creating your own HOW TO video, don’t wait. Don’t wait until everything is perfect to do something. Get yourself out there.

How To Sew A Simple Tote Bag

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6 KEY TIPS For Young Entrepreneurs

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This post is for Young Entrepreneurs, by young you could be   in your teens, twenties, thirties…These are some tips I have   learned from my journey since 2011 until April 2013 (today).

 1. Don’t Compare Yourself- For some reason, sometimes I think I’m “behind”. I don’t know why I think this, because I am 25. 25 is not that old, I mean, that’s when you start living life right? If you are in your twenties, don’t compare yourself.

Everyone has a DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE PATH. 

Everyone has a story that is worth telling. Your STORY is part of your business and your entrepreneurial journey. 

Let YOUR Authentic and NATURAL self breathe, LET you transcend every inch of you and surrounding you. Don’t feel the pressure to be like others, to succeed in the same way that others are….BREATHE and hear the authentic voice within you.

2. Do Go For Your Dreams, NOT immediate satisfaction- IT is always easier to take the conventional path.

I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to that settled for the easy path. Comfort leads to complacency. I have overcome mental torment, undeniable stress, self discoveries and barriers that I can’t begin to explain to you. Since jumping off the full time job wagon, I have continued to jump deeper and deeper into the ocean, to the unknown. It’s almost like I have scuba dived farther into the ocean.

Example– getting rid of my old dusty car in exchange for leasing a car. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes. I actually went home and cried because I was not sure if I could afford it, but something in me told me- you deserve it and you need to invest in your business.

Example– when I moved out on my own as a self-employed maven. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes. I decided to live on my own, without roommates- because I realized the potential peace of mind I would have being able to work hard without distractions.

Example- when I branched out and began my career in Real Estate. Risky? Yes, uncomfortable, yes. But rewarding? Yes…I know I will get to a point where I know….all my HARD WORK has paid off.

Whatever you SOW, you REAP.

SOW LOVE, REAP LOVE.

SOW JOY, REAP JOY.

SOW HARD WORK, REAP THE REWARD.

3. Be patient, it’s WHO you become in the journey…..not just the end result.

It is all about WHO you become. Don’t forget this.

4. Learn To Let Go

You work really hard? Do you hit a wall and you keep working hard and don’t see the results?

Let go. Learn to have fun at times. Learn to let go of your internet, phones….learn to have a safe place to rest. For me, it’s going to that $10 korean spa in Ktown. It’s allowing physical tension from work to be burned away from a hot jacuzzi and sauna. It’s relieving stress- this is KEY. It’s running, biking down the street, going for a walk, getting ice cream and coffee to reward a day of hard work. It’s holding hands with your partner, watching a movie and NOT thinking about work.

5. OUTSOURCE 

Believe it or not, as a YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR you must REALIZE that OUTSOURCING is key.

Can you create your own blog, website, mail packages, type, call, drive, create, write, all in one day?

Yes, can you design, pay bills, clean the house, take photos too? Yep. But why do it if SOMEONE else can do it better?

Let someone else do what they specialize in. Let YOU do what YOU specialize in.

What are you EXCELLENT in? Do that. Let go and outsource work to those that are better than you at what they do. The time and energy you save….and the excellent work they produce will create even more income for you. You will have more energy to do what you are great at, and from their work, you can produce more income to invest in what you love to do more of.

Example: I hate taking photos of products. I really do, I have no patience for it. I simply found someone who needed more work experience and hired them to take photos. Did I save a lot of energy and time, yes. I saved mental work and I was able to use those photos to repost my products on Ebay (no additional work once posted…you can keep reposting: IF you need help on selling on Ebay, I can get you set up in less than 2 hours, email me at rebekkalien@gmail.com for coaching details).

6. Most of Your Work Is Mental- THUS delete all people in your life that creates mental headache. Trust me. You will SAVE so much energy that you can be using towards your work. NO- DO NOT think about just saving money or budgeting for your business.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE THINGS IN YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE that HINDERS your emotional and mental positivity and well-being?

Seriously.

Is it people around you? Systems and programs that don’t work? Your work environment? Toxic people? Toxic work space? Lack of rest and health? What is it?

Write it down and eliminate that which distracts from dedicating yourself to your passion.

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Rebekka Lien,
Unlock Your Destiny Life Coach, REALTOR & 
Creative Music/Fashion Instructor 
 
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Start to Live Today

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“Most men and women  lead lives of quiet desperation

and go to the grave with the song still in them.”-

Henry David Thoreau

There are many men and women who live their lives, surviving, hoping that the surviving, the working and striving will lead them to TRUE HAPPINESS. 

I think that is WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANT. True Happiness.

In the last few weeks, I have personally attested to feeling OVERWHELMED, INSECURE, UNABLE, SHORT of EXPECTATIONS of OTHERS, and MOSTLY PRESSURE FROM SELF. Today, I ask myself, where does this PRESSURE come from?

The pressure to be enough, to achieve, to strive for the goals that I think will make me happy, give me more freedom. Perhaps most of us are following a SCRIPT that we did not write. Perhaps a lot of us are feeling pressures to be ENOUGH for others, for others to love us….because maybe if we achieve enough, we’ll be enough for others to love.

I’m here to tell you that life begins TODAY. 

Not tomorrow, not when things go the way you desire, not when you achieve your dreams or goals- but life, joy, and love BEGINS TODAY. 

Most people live their lives busy, running around without TRULY examining WHY they do what they do. 

Why? Why are you doing what you’re doing?

I remember one day, my friend asked me “what are you trying to prove?” Yes, what was I trying to prove?

That I was worth loving.

I’m sure you might feel the same, sometimes, a lot of times. Don’t wait until you are 65 to be loved, to feel love, to know your are worth loving. Don’t wait until you are financially successful, with houses, cars, accumulated THINGS to realize…..what truly matters and what you are TRULY feeling.

Worth does not come from how much you have accomplished, worth comes from who you are.

I believe we are all worthy from the womb. 

Start to live. I beg you, START TO LIVE. 

It Might Not Look Like It, But Choosing My Dreams Was Scary

I went to a networking event and met a photographer….spontaneous photos!

The other day, I was speaking to another woman entrepreneur and was so shocked when she said “I was so intimidated by you, you look so up there!”

I was like ….WHAT?

Are you kidding me!!! It almost cracks me up when I hear that, it’s also encouraging to know that I may appear successful, but just like YOU- I have my fears and discouragements.

When I first started teaching Mandarin, I was intimidated. What if my students wanted to know words I didn’t already know? Mandarin has thousands of characters.

I learned to be humble and to show what I didn’t know, but to fully do the research for my students.

When I first started coaching, was I intimidated? Yes, I had picked up this book about coaching. The author suggested that I give free sessions, to just JUMP INTO COLD WATER and PRACTICE. 

My fears? I didn’t have the certification, the education for “coaching” (whatever that meant). I didn’t really know how. I started researching and learn from the best- Tony Robbins, Jonathan Mead, Ali Brown, Oprah, Carnegie, Marie Forleo, you get the idea. I borrowed books from libraries and listened to hundred of seminars and webinars. HUNDREDS. Yes, no kidding. I read a lot, I was definitely NOT LAZY.

Did this all happen overnight?

Nope, but I did think about it for years. I wasted energy just THINKING, but letting the fears take over my mind.

All I had to do was just DO ONE THING, TAKE ONE STEP. 

Even if that one thing fails….you try ANOTHER THING.

That’s how I got THIS far. I looked the lion in the EYE and TACKLED IT HEAD ON, OR MORE LIKE, I RODE THE LION. What did I do? I offered FREE Sessions, typed up analytical steps that I would take my clients through and incorporate every inch of my soul, wisdom, experience and spiritual healing powers. That’s why I know my coaching sessions are effective, because I have been through it myself in my life. 

Live boldly EVERYDAY and DO 1 SCARY THING today.

For a free consultation about how YOU can create the life you desire, schedule an appointment now. Don’t worry, I don’t bite!

Unlock Your Destiny Life Coach, Realtor & 
Creative Music/Fashion Instructor 
 
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