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Say YES to Life!

Jenna Phillips headshotWhat if you could say, “YES!” to anything you wanted? What if you said yes to the stuff that you REALLY wanted for your own personal life, and not the stuff that would simply please others? That would be FREEDOM on so many levels, and it’s available for ALL of us: not ONLY the affluent or exceptionally privileged beings. The ability to say, “YES!” is free and intrinsically a part of being alive.

We’ve all said, at one point or another, “no, I can’t afford that right now,” or, “no, I can’t because I don’t have the time.” In those moments of saying, “no…” when we REALLY wanna say, “YES!” doesn’t feel awesome. It feels limiting and not in alignment with our vision of having a dream life.

Your authentic self KNOWS you can be, do, and have anything you want. (Tweet-worthy!) It’s the little bugger-of-an-ego that has you thinking otherwise. And if you’ve been telling yourself the same ego-lies for long enough, they’ve become more than habits. They are now SOLID beliefs. You can put a HALT to these limiting beliefs instantaneously and it starts simply by saying the word, “YES!”

Now, let me be clear that I’m not saying to make empty promises to other people, no matter what. What I’m specifically talking about is saying “YES!” to the stuff that supports your innermost desires.

When you say, “YES!” to starting a fitness program that you, up to this moment, haven’t felt like you’ve had the time for – The Uni-verse hears your request and it begins to set you up for that extra window in your schedule. Your focus becomes on how it gets to be created, and so it is.

What if you said, “YES! I’m gonna buy those shoes I’ve had my eye on because I•▲M capable of creating abundance to support my desires!”? Just because you say, “YES!” right now, it doesn’t mean you have to buy them in that second. You’re creating a clear intention and letting The Uni-verse know that you’re ready to receive them. Then your actions will reflect your intention and the possibility of having them becomes much greater. The Law of Attraction works. every. damn. time.

If you keep saying, “there’s no way I can get the time off for a vacation…” well, that’ll be true for as long as you continue to believe it. You probably wouldn’t even entertain the thought of flipping through a travel mag and putting pictures of white, sandy beaches on a vision board.

But, what if you did?

What if you said, “YES! I’m gonna go on vacation this year because I•▲M powerful enough to create my life how I want it to be!”? Some people feel trapped by work, family, or finances but when we’re in alignment with what we actually WANT it’s surprising what starts to fall into place.

“Well, what about the logistics of reality? I can’t just pick up and take off for a week.”

If you say so, that is absolutely true.

For the past 5 months, I had the consistent opportunity to exercise my ability to say, “YES!” to life when I had all kinds of reasons to say, “NOPE!” The growth in that experience has set me up for the rest of my life.

For many years, I’ve wanted to host international retreats with the purpose of getting people back in alignment with the basics of living healthily. And last year, I found a location in Fiji to host my first retreat. I had a few doubts and fears circling before I finally said, “YES! I’m gonna host my first retreat there!”

And so my actions reflected my intention and the possibility of it happening finally became very real, as we just returned this past Saturday from being on the I•▲M PRIMAL Retreat in Fiji for 8 days!

I had every reason to NOT go and I experienced a whole range of feelings and emotions: fear (I’ve never even been to Fiji… what if I totally blow this?), excitement (I’ve always wanted to go to Fiji, and being there with #teamIAM and the love of my life will be a dream come true!), worry (what if not enough people sign up? Or what if too many people sign up? Then what?), passion (when you DO what you LOVE, you never have to work a day in your life!), impatience (can we just get there, already?!), and peace (whatever happens on this trip will be totally perfect and all answers will soon be revealed).

It was far more amazing than I ever could’ve imagined and being there opened up a whole new possibility for the I•▲M a GODDESS retreat this October. Had I just listened to my ego, played it safe, and stayed on American soil – I wouldn’t have had this life-changing experience.

I had even more opportunities to shift and say, “YES!” on the trip. On the 3rd day, my bottom lip got painfully sunburned and became covered in sun blisters. I was miserable and wanted to stay inside while the team went on a jet ski safari without me. After remembering that I have the power to CHOOSE in any given moment, I wrapped my whole face in a pink sarong and told the team, “YES! I’m coming!”

And what an incredible experience that was!

Your life is waiting for you to say, “YES!” What are you gonna say, “YES!” to today? I wanna hear all about it in the comments section below.  I love hearing from my readers!

Love all that is you,
Jenna xox

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Jenna Phillips is a Total Wellness Philosopher, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & the founder of her lifestyle brand I’m On A Mission. Follow her on Twitter and visit I’m On A Mission and be inspired.

  • Guest

    Thanks Jenna! I needed this! I have been in a rut and after reading this, it helps me feel empowered to say “yes”. I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit for. I am single and have no kids, I need to stop waiting for life to happen. And I make life happen to me!

    • The Daily Love

      YES, dear reader!! Take life on!! Don’t wait! We’re so glad you feel empowered! Thank you for reading and sharing!
      -Team TDL

  • lululady

    AWESOMENESS!!! IAM going to start my dance class!! Thanks Jenna for the extra “push” to move forward. (I miss WE in Marina Del Rey)

    • The Daily Love

      A dance class sounds like so much fun, lululady!! We hope you enjoy it!! Thank you for reading and sharing!
      -Team TDL

  • cberry610

    I really needed to here this today. I am tired of not walking my talk and not living my life from the my authentic place of believing that anything is possible. I know that I can attract into my life my hearts desires, but sometimes that belief gets clouded over by societal expectations and the opinions of friends and family. This article served as an opportune gust of wind to dust off my beliefs! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for reading, cberry610!! We’re so glad that you have found the inspiration you needed to set you forward in a powerful direction!
      -Team TDL