THIS Is What’s Possible!

Alexandra Franzen (2)You tried. Really gave it a shot. Struggled & strived. But you’re convinced, now: it’s not possible.

This whole designing your ideal life & business thing. This whole making art and filling your bank account thing. This whole joy & success & abundance & inspiration & waking up THRILLED to create, serve & thrive thing.

Possible for her. For him. For them. For the special, the privileged, the early-adapters, the “lucky.” Not for you.


Every single day, my clients & students show me what’s POSSIBLE. And it pickles my brain, and zaps open my eyes. Lemon-pucker-WHOA!

THIS is what’s possible. For the ordinary & extraordinary, for the overambitious & undernourished, for valedictorians & drop-outs, for those who chose wisely & those who made disastrous mistakes, for geekettes & tech-phobes, for dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneurs & Renaissance souls, for complicated & simple & hard-working & lazy & COMPLETELY NORMAL & HUMAN people like YOU.

THIS. is IT.


… to skip college and run a Washington, D.C. think-tank instead, to say the F-word on your self-realization & spirituality blog, to be ousted from your own ‘wellness & lifestyle’ company, and land the #1 spot on MULTIPLE Amazon bestseller lists — before your book even launches. While raising a kid. And lint-rollering dog hair off your jeans. Done, and done!


… to immigrate from India to Canada, nestle yourself in a spirit-lifting home with an ocean view like triple-distilled heaven, and spend your afternoons admiring sun-bathing sea lions on the shore. To make your living as a professional energy worker — aligning chakras over the phone, and unfolding miracles in virtual classrooms. For serious? YES!


… to spend half the year traveling the world & the other half in a frugal & fabulous apartment, blogging about your adventures, getting published in glossy magazines & creating calendars & postcards that inspire girls around the world to be courageous & bold. It’s happening!


… to spend your days spraying gallons of glitter on Styrofoam stars in a groovy downtown L.A. warehouse, and spend your nights painting portraits of beautiful women with antlers. She’s doing it!


… to spend ten years as an exotic dancer, co-create a profitable real estate empire, dip your toes into yoga instruction, and then rise into your most epic adventure to date, as a whip-cracking business coach — all from your double-decker duplex in the Midwest. Hot damn!


… to write a novel and trash it. To pour your heart into your first career and chuck it. To buy a house and decide you don’t want it. To choose a new path and walk it. To write posts like this one, and know that your words will touch ladies & gents from Munich to Melbourne. I’m livin’ it.

Take your ‘impossibles’ and cradle them, gently. (Click to tweet)

Then kiss ’em tenderly — and throw them off a moving train.




Alexandra Franzen is a full-time inspirational writer + part-time collector of heart-shaped crystals. She is deathly allergic to Facebook, but still wants to be your friend. Wave hello at and on Twitter at @Alex_Franzen.

  • Michelle Crowley

    OMG Alexandra, Brilliant. I felt butterflies in my belly reading this, and I still feel them! XXOO!! 🙂

  • Sumara Marie

    Hi Alexandra,
    You hit the nail on the head.
    Just what I needed this AM.
    Thank you sooo much.
    You have my vote~~


  • Karla Conway

    Love this – thanks for the inspiration!

  • Totally inspiring, I feel ready to go take this day(and hopefully a lot more in the future) by the horns! XO

  • LOVE this, Alexandra!!! Seriously LOVE this!! WHAT a boost of motivation and inspiration!!! Thanks!! You are truly a gifted writer. Love the pictures you paint!

    I feel the excitement burning in my gut right now. I was wondering if I’d “lost it.” Things aren’t happening as fast as I’d like them too and lots and lots is still up in the air for me. But I know what I want. Or I think I know. But I remain open to something even better than I can come up with. And I believe it is possible. I KNOW it’s possible! Just gotta keep on keepin’ on. Let go and just love. It’ll ALL come! (Yes, I’m saying/typing these things as reminders to myself, just as much to anyone else.) 🙂


  • disqus_8DiQG0M98Y

    Humm… I adore you already and I only just read a tiny bit about you ! Can’t say enough about how your personality pops off the page , and HELLO !! I with you on living in a LOVE world , I started a whole company about Love because I was so mad no one really was believing in it !!! Thanks for turning it up Baby Girl !

  • Beautiful said, as always 🙂

  • tedge

    Inspiring & AWESOME!!!!


    OMG! I know that you are so talking to me right now… Serendipity in action Thank you so much!

  • jennifer pastiloff

    well done xx

  • An Bourmanne

    Ooooh, love this post! So uplifting and buzzing with can do energy! Love it! And love all those great authentic trailblazers you listed!

  • Wooo, child! You got me FIRED up! GREAT post!


    Your comments ‘n love reactions are making me smile.

    Nothing is not-doable. 🙂

  • Lily Wright

    Exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you!

  • Eurynome

    Awesome post – I’m inspired! Start the train!

  • Great post, Alex. Love your writing! 🙂

  • Well….

    All the people mentioned work as coaches or inspirationalists. What if you dream of becoming a doctor. This post would be better if the examples weren’t all from people who do the same job sort of as the writer which is writing posts and stuff like this. Where are the construction workers? Respectfully, this feels like a spiritual ponzi scheme.

  • You’re a beautiful inspiration, Alexandra! Thanks for the reminder that we’ve got all the magic we need. Ahem… “I am not confused. I am not confused.”

  • iris

    Love it!