Quick It Factor Meditation

This is a quick easy mediation recording that you can use daily or whenever you need an It Factor fix. Why? because when you have your It Factor working, you’re limitless, powerful, sure, strong and unstoppable. So this meditation is perfect for bringing in your power to take on a situation that may seem challenging, you might be worried about or tend to give your power away.

After awhile, it will get easier and easier to step into your It Factor and take on any situation and maybe even have it GO YOUR WAY! 

Click below to listen and download

https://soundcloud.com/madeline-sinclaire/quick-it-factor-meditation

 

Appreciation

As much as I know we all work hard and like to get S*** done....

It's important to take a break sometimes, too. This past week I went to the grand canyon with my daughter and 70-something parents. As always, I was blown away by the beauty and breathtaking splendor that is available right in my back yard. Here are a few photos I took using this cool app called TrueHDR (in case you love cool photo apps as much as I do). The bottom photo is this hike we were told to go on where you walk out to a point and get a 260 degree view of the canyon. If you look closely, you can see that the trail to that path is VERY narrow and surrounded by canyon. I got as far as the vantage point in this photo :)

Vacations are nice to take a step back and admire the view...

And it is also important to step back daily and admire the views in front of us. There is beauty everywhere- on the way to work, sitting across from us at the breakfast table, outside on the morning dog walk...

To get a little woo woo, the more we step back and admire and appreciate the things around us and in our lives, the more good things come our way. The more we appreciate where we're at and how perfect, whole and complete we are.

You are so perfect, my friend. I see you and I appreciate you.

I'd love to hear from you- write me back and tell me what you appreciate.

What's beautiful around you? What are you grateful for? What makes you feel good when you look around?

Email me!

Why Burlesque?

Today, I was asked how I got into Burlesque.

I replied, "That's a LONG story." I'll make it short-ish for ya'll but I'd also like to take a moment to define Burlesque as well as explain WHY I do Burlesque and why I am now a Personal Success Coach who uses Burlesque movement and dance (among other things) to work with women on their body confidence and self esteem, A.K.A "It Factor."


Definition of Burlesque:

For a brief history of burlesque, click here:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Burlesque


OK, so, why do I do it?

The ink was barely dry on my divorce papers when I was at a dance club in Los Angeles with some friends. My friends were dancing up a storm while I sat out, terrified. I was NOT a dancer. I was also shy, inhibited, reserved and had a huge spiky wall up around me with the body language to match. I literally SCARED men away! The next day, I sat at my computer and looked for burlesque classes because I wanted to "Learn to dance sexy". I dragged my friend Emily with me so I wouldn't be alone and scared. Fast forward to the two of us barefoot in a dance studio, laughing at ourselves in the mirror. I could not even shake my hips properly but I was hooked nonetheless. I was hooked on the fun, the laughter and watching myself move my hips suggestively in the mirror as I had NEVER done before. Ok, maybe I did in the late 80's when I was dancing in the mirror to Madonna songs but that's totally different. Suddenly, I felt alive, free and confident despite feeling unsure. I felt SEXY, alluring and beautiful.

I signed up for the next class and privates with the studio owner and over the next few months I began to acquire pieces with which I would build a costume while crafting a solo dance piece with my teacher. She created most of the choreography while I built a pair of red feather fans with 48 feathers, a glue gun and 2 sets of wooden fan staves. Within in a few months, she asked me to guest star with the burlesque troupe that she then managed. I was floored but I said YES! and freaked out for the next month while getting ready to take my clothes off in public for the first time. The photo below is from that first performance :)

Despite the fact that the head of my employer's legal department was in the audience that night (yes, seriously), I was hooked. I never looked back.

Ok, Madeline.... so why do you REALLY do it?

Because even if I'm dancing for myself, I feel alive and free and sexy and beautiful. Even if I have no makeup on and I'm wearing my pyjamas, I feel powerful, significant and creative. l feel limitless and like I can take on the world. At the end of the day, this is mine. I don't do it for approval or validation or acceptance. I do it for me every time I walk into a dance studio and every time I step on-stage. Dancing gave me SO MUCH CONFIDENCE: I became a great presenter, a great first date and even discovered that I'm funny (I never thought I was funny)! I learned how to be that girl who owns the room when she walks in. 

On top of that, once I started teaching this to women, I watched them go through the same metamorphosis that I did: a transformation from within from feeling like JUST a divorcee, a mom, a wife, a corporate gal (Insert your word here) to feeling gorgeous, special, strong, limitless and unstoppable. It's my dream that ALL women feel as gorgeous and incredible as they really are. It's my dream that we never LOSE our It Factor in the first place and our girls grow up feeling positive and wonderful and powerful. I hold that vision for women every day.

I hope that answered some questions!

If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at madeline@madelinesinclaireitfactor.com

I will be opening up my newest coaching programs for re-discovering your It Factor very soon. Once open, there will only be 10 spots available so book your re-discovery call so we can chat!

AND... If you haven't downloaded my FREE ebooklet on my 10 Burlesque Secrets to Unlimited Confidence, get it here: