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The Start of Something New…

I have been preparing this website and my practice for over a year now.

The excitement has been building quickly in the past few months as I allowed myself to move from being an “employee” to a “business owner”. The New Year will be here in just a few weeks, so I am feeling that my inner clock has been reset for take-off during all this planning.

What has been the overriding feeling during the past year? After excitement, it has been FEAR. About what? Everything that change brings with it…will I really be able to do this?…will I be able to pay the bills?…will I be able to stay in touch with the friends that come with working at an office?…can I do marketing?…how will I do things that I don’t know how to do?

What have I learned over the past year? That to overcome fear when starting anything new, it is critical to have a mentor who is lovingly supportive AND who challenges you to be accountable to your own dreams. That change must saturate our entire being, spiritually, physically, and emotionally, to become part of our authentic self. Without discovering these things about personal and professional success, I would not have been here speaking to you today.

And what about the FEAR?

Well, I would love to say that I never feel it anymore, but that can never happen. I have learned to use fear as a signal that I am learning and that something exciting is coming! Pushing through the fear, has led me to believe in my own potential. Once I learned how to let go of the thoughts and behaviors, circumstances and surroundings that kept me stuck in a place of personal disbelief, I started to move forward and to live with more joy.

I want you to experience this gift and all of the blessings that come once you accept it, too!

I can’t wait to see what this New Year 2011 will bring. And as with all good things, it will be so much more joyful and fun if I can share it with you!

Joy and Blessings to you, Ellen

Written by Ellen Marie Dumer, LCPC

Ellen M. Dumer, LCPC, is president and founder of Living Your Exceptional Life™, is a trusted expert in the field of transformational living and life success coaching. She is a guide and mentor for women seeking to harness and cultivate their personal and public leadership aspirations. Using her background as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, her continuing training in transformational co-active coaching with Mentor Coach, and her Master’s Degree at Loyola University in Maryland in the blending of spirituality and psychology, Ellen has developed a program that is both comprehensive and uniquely tailored to cultivate the best in each of her clients, one that encompasses spirit, body and mind.