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  1. Gayle

    I’ve written about these exact things so many times. Many of my “whys” are what we all desire: financial freedom and abundance, living independently of others, helping my family, travel, freedom of time constraints, developing my creative gifts. Yet, each time I put those thoughts on paper they re-affirm how important they are to me, the picture becomes clearer and my heart expands more. My Why’s for the world–being part of the change, as I do firmly believe our world is changing, just because more people are questioning and more are making a practice of living the answer–I desire to be part of the answer–cleaning up Mother Earth, supporting those that desire to be living clean on Mother Earth, living my own life in a way that demonstrates to others how our choices can support the health and wellness of Mother Earth. Thank you, Nisha…you have a beautiful presence and space…I could actually feel the pleasant, comforting energy you exude as you spoke.

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    • JoAnn

      Thank you for the inspiration Nisha. My North Star or Life Mission is summed up in the words “Believe and You Will See”. Each letter represents something that I want to be experience or do. Your North Star exercise solidifies why for me versus why for the world. Why for me includes B – Be Spiritual: in state of wonder and awe; E – Experience life fully; L – Laugh out loud & often; I – Instrument of peace, love & light; E Exemplify abundance & prosperity in all areas of life; V – Victory over all circumstances; E Enjoy life as an adventure. These spell out BELIEVE. Why for others includes the word AND & WILL. A – Agent of healing & change; N – Notice ways to give generously; D – Doer instead of spectator. W – Wise investments in people & finances; I – I found my calling & performed it well; L – Light of the world in my home, workplace community; L – Leave the world a better place. BELIEVE AND WILL. So excited to be part of your Freedom Adventure. Look forward to more of your Call to Action exercises! Best, JoAnn

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      • Nisha

        I love this so much JoAnn. Thank you for the beautiful share! xo

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      • Erika

        I love this! That’s amazing.

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        • Nisha

          Thank you so much Erika!! Love having you here sister xo

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    • Nisha

      Thank you so much for sharing, Gayle. I love how your “Why for you” impacts your “Why for the world”. So much love for you, sister!

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    • Regina

      My why for me is freedom…freedom to create, inspire, learn and what I have learned–teach. I do want financial freedom and abundance in my life to give back to the world, to travel and explore other cultures, to bring more beauty in my life. My why for the world is love, healthy bodies, minds, nourished spirits, a sisterhood of women, a brotherhood of men. No more haters! Supporting and nurturing the Earth that nourishes and supports all of us! My North Star is a free, healthy, happy life for me, for the world. And the feeling is joy, utter joy!

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      • Nisha

        Regina, your passion for freedom to be shared and lived, is so needed in the world!! Your North Star is a gift to us all. Thank you for claiming this and sharing it with us~May this “Why” lovingly lead your way, always and in all ways, and so it is!!! xo

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    • Naomi

      Gail I think the putting the words to paper is the secret, I do the same. All the comments I’ve read are inspiring, so thank you for making them.

      But Ooh Nisha, what have you done. I sat and did the exercise for my north star and I think I wasn’t quite certain of what I wanted for my self. But I worked on it and in a matter of two days, my life is moving. I have had some health challenges primarily brought on by stress, and from that I thought I’d like to work in the area of helping others reduce stress but didn’t think I could afford it. But the universe has lent a hand and the school offered two places at a very reduced cost. So in these last two days I have not only signed up to do a course in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development, I know I want to focus on women’s health. So I hope I will not only be helping myself through this study and achieve abundance in all areas of my life. I will help other women achieve the same…Nisha you and the universe have helped me find some direction when I was floundering. Thank you Naomi

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      • Nisha Moodley

        Yay Naomi! That is amazing. I am so proud of you for trusting your why and taking action to bring it to life. Way to go, sister!

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    • Stella

      What if it isn’t clear what I want or easy to fill out? I can come up with certain words but they don’t necessarily bring up a picture for me. I struggle with it. Any ideas or resources?

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      • Nisha Moodley

        Stella, I feel your frustration, sister. You may want to go through this exercise several times to see what comes up for you – if there is anything that pops out at you. Or maybe go through it with a friend that can ask you questions or guide you. You can also check out “The Desire Map” by Danielle Laport or “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. Both are great resources. You may also find your answers in my Fierce Fabulous Free course that just opened up. Hope this helps. xo

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    • Shalada

      Hi Nisha
      Just this one Why for me….. I desire to learn to read and speak Arabic language fluently. I would love to go to Jordan or a country that is safe beautiful and comfortable where this language can be learnt easily.
      Why for the world…. I live in an environment where a lot here wishes to learn from a woman this language and so give this time back freely in my country

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    • Dominique

      (Part of) my why for me: forming strong connections with beautiful, loving people. Loving and honouring myself. Laughing and smiling. Learning new things. Accepting change. Loving every moment of my blessed, wonderful life.
      Why for the world: I envision a world where we all accept ourselves and embody love. A peaceful world. A world where we can trust one another. We act this way because we know it is the Truth, not because it is enforced by a government. A world where every living creature is respected and given a chance.

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      • Nisha

        I really love this Dominique, and can feel your North Star inspiring everyone around you to assist you in making this a reality for all. Thank you so much for sharing sister!

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  2. Queen Of Hearts

    I’ve always been in love with love. Romance, Fairy Tales, Ballgowns…..the dream of every little girl. And then…..I had to grow up. Become serious and practical. And I’ve been miserable. So, I’ve decided to go back to what I believe, what inspires me, what makes me happy! Love, Romance, Fairy Tales and Ball gowns!

    My version. And not just for special occasions like a wedding day, but an infusion of the ideal into everyday life. It’s simply a choice and this is what I choose.

    I can create anything I want to. I know that. So I will create and anyone who would like to join me is oh so welcome!

    THIS is my North Star.

    Thank you.

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    • Nisha

      Queen of Hearts, thank you for your share, sister! I love how you are following your heart’s desires and doing what leaves you fulfilled vs. miserable.

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    • LALI

      YES!! I SO AGREE! LET’S JUMP IN AND DO THIS TOGETHER!! <3

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    • Joni

      Nisha, I love watching you! You bring such a sincere and calming presence. Thank you! This exercise has always been difficult for me. I already work in service to others, and that is so important to me. But I am left with no time, or energy for myself. I have no friends, as it is very isolating, ( I do private home care), and I don’t have enough money. I want to live in freedom, joy, abundance, and connected love…while making a difference in the lives of others. I don’t know how to find that balance. πŸ™

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      • NISHA

        Joni – first, thank you for your service and dedication to taking care of others. What can you do each day to add more freedom, joy, abundance and connected love to your life? Fresh flowers, a quick call to girlfriend, coffee dates, impromptu dance party, eating dinner by candlelight, a bubble bath? By doing one thing for yourself, and being intentional about it, you can find that balance you are looking for. It may seem impossible. But it’s not. I promise. Find ways to pamper yourself. You deserve it, dearest sister.

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    • Joni

      I think this is wonderful!! I am with you all the way on this!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Monica

    Thanks so much for the video!

    It’s taken me almost a year to come up with my “Why” for the world, and I’ll admit that I didn’t even really “get it” at firstβ€”why I needed one to begin with.

    But now that I know things are falling into place so easilyβ€”from weight loss (15 lbs and counting) to money (opening new income streams every day) to my relationship (blissful, patient, kind).

    So my why for myself is that I love telling stories. I’m a fiction writer, and for awhile that felt very self-indulgent, until I realized that lots of fiction has heavily influenced my viewpoints over the years (especially stuff I read when I was young). Stories are powerful, and it’s okay to tell them.

    My why for the world is related to books as well. I started gathering evidence this year that every great who has made a true difference in the world was first influenced by books. From Einstein, to Steve Jobs, to Robin Williams, all would not be who they became without books that changed their thinking. So my larger mission is to help others get their ideas into a book format and get that book to as many people who need it.

    Writers change the world with their ideas. Books are meant to be read, and ideas are meant to be spread. I truly believe those things, and they have become a solid north star for me.

    Thank you again for creating the challenge!

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    • Nisha

      Monica, your North Star is so inspirational. I love reading fiction. I also have quite the collection of self-help books, but I too value the importance of fiction in our lives. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Leisse

      “Writers change the world with their ideas. Books are meant to be read, and ideas are meant to be spread.”

      Honey, you just helped me find my own north star. Thank you.

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      • NISHA

        *Bam*

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  4. Vanessa

    The activity in this video allowed me to gain clarity.. Clarity in the firm if what I really want for myself and for the world. I have been working on my goals, but it is always great to have even more clarity on the exact why it is important for me to be obtaining those goals. Thanks for the clarity!

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    • Nisha

      So glad that you found this video helpful, Vanessa! If you’re open to it, we’d love to hear your why for you and your why for the world so we can support you on your mission. xo

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      • Vanessa

        My why for me is definitely financial and related to raising our 3 children location independent. We live in a city where living is very costly. I would love to live somewhere that living is much more affordable or while traveling the world.
        My why for others is to help make this world a more calm, peaceful and balanced place to live. To help women empower themselves to be the leaders they know in their own hearts they are. If we start with mom’s and wives we effect all other lives around them. I love the idea of the ripple effect and what I do changes others lives and what they do then in turn changes everybody’s lives around them!!

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        • Nisha

          Thank you for sharing your why, Vanessa. It’s so powerful to announce it to the world.

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  5. Susie Romans

    Thanks for your beautiful, kind energy Nisha!

    My North Star is helping women and mothers to find balance and beauty in business and life. After I had kids, I lost a sense of myself. There is so much sacrifice in being a parent and…even entrepreneur. Some of us do both and get overwhelmed. We help others all day and we run on empty. My mission is partly helping women with the above but also… I have a strong passion for business, systems and helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Excited for your videos series my dear sister!

    xox
    Susie

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    • Nisha

      Susie, keep doing the work that you are doing in the world, sister! It is much needed and I know you will change women’s lives all over the world with your work. Bravo!

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    • Catherine Tai

      Susie,

      I love your why!! I quit my day job when my daughter was born a year ago and am excited to transition into my passion as a health coach. But, I have seriously struggled with finding time for myself and starting my business. Nap time is the best time πŸ˜‰ I’ll be sure to check out your website!!!

      xxx
      Catherine

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      • Nisha

        I agree, Susie. Naps are the best πŸ™‚

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    • Julia Slike

      Wow, just checked out your website Susie! You are speaking my language 1000%!!! Love your videos thanks for sharing such great content. You have a new fan!

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  6. Cora

    I love interviewing people, hearing about their passions and why they do things. I’m honored they trust and feel safe with me. I love making people laugh and being onstage. I get this warm oatmeal, expansive feeling in my stomach. I want people to feel better about themselves, laugh more about themselves and life, so they don’t feel alone.

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    • Nisha

      Cora, the world definitely needs your gifts. Thank you for sharing, sister!

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  7. Allison

    My why for me is so that my confidence, success and joy are held within myself and not within other relationship, career successes or failures and other external things I can’t control. I want to be able to live up to the definition of my name- Little Truthful One- with authenticity, pride and a knowledge that who I am is amazing. My why for the world is because everyone deserves the space and opportunity to have exactly what I am creating for myself. So individuals can start bonding over love, success and positive aspects of their lives. By being gentler with ourselves we can be gentle with one another.

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    • Nisha

      I love this: My why for me is so that my confidence, success and joy are held within myself and not within other relationship, career successes or failures and other external things I can’t control. Beautiful, Allison.

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  8. Maggie

    Creativity. This is part of my why, and a part that I know I’ve neglected for a while now. We are all artists. I haven’t flexed my creative muscles in a really long time, and drawing, painting, collage & writing used to be so much a part of how I identified myself, expressed who I am and connected with others. The creative zone is vulnerable, chaotic, wise, powerful and revealing. I miss it. I crave it. This month, I’m honoring and loving myself by signing up for a creative collage class every Friday. My mom turned me onto it and is doing it with me. Nisha, thank you for sharing your wisdom. I’ll see you at the Live Free event in October πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      Maggie, I cannot wait to see you in Sonoma. Also, I am so proud of you for fulfilling your desire to bring creativity back in your life. And sharing it with your mother.

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  9. Lila Simmons

    My vision for my life is to easily and gracefully unschool my minis while we travel, in luxury with our nanny, around the world. My vision for the world is for me to cultivate empowering communities. The details are: I travel, speaking and facilitating heaing experiences with women around the world, supporting them in healing what hurts so they can stand in their power and live their life on their terms. When the women heal, the planet heals. I want to cultivate that healing, which will lead to cultivating those communities.

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    • Nisha

      Beautiful, sister. I am loving this on so many levels. xoxo

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  10. Rachel {the Passion Plan coach}

    This is lovely, Nisha!

    I help 20- and 30-something women who know what they DON’T want in their career, but have no idea what they’d rather be doing, figure out their passion & take action.

    The reason I got in to this is FREEDOM! I love being my own boss, and having a life that’s defined on my own terms. I also believe strongly that knowing your passion enables freedom; and that no one deserves to feel trapped.

    That said, I’m definitely feeling a little burnt-out and tired of the routine of waking up and worrying about what’s “next” to make my business take off even further.

    Part of my desire for freedom is residual income … I don’t want to be trading hours for dollars forever, even though that’s how I make most of my money now. We’re working to replace our 1-on-1 coaching income with income from our Virtual Experience, but that’s a rather laborious process!

    Working less, living more, and feeling free is what I’m ALL about, so I’m excited for the rest of your series! πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      Rachel, sister! You have come to the right place. I can’t wait to see what unfolds for you after this.

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  11. Shannon

    My personal why’s are probably similar to a lot of other people’s. Most are financial – like moving into a nicer apartment in a nicer area, getting a car that isn’t on its last leg, going on adventures with my niece, etc. However, I have some other personal why’s… like regaining my health and wellness and becoming ‘happy’. (Which is a little intangible at the moment because I’m not sure what ‘happy’ is for me yet. My worldy why’s are to be a vessel for change and to share love and light with others. I am also pretty invested in animal rights and personal care. More specifically, holistic and natural personal care.

    I realize now that my wordly why’s and my personal why’s are at odds. I personally want to conform to what people think is ‘successful’ but my worldly why is more — hippie-esque?

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    • NIsha

      Shannon, you have the power to define what success is on your terms. I want you to journal on happiness for a bit. Write about how happiness feels, smells, looks. I think you’ll start to gain a little more clarity there. Also, have you read Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map. I highly recommend it. Sending you so much love, sister!

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      • Shannon

        Thanks Nisha! I’m always on the hunt for a fabulous read. I’ll check it out and I’ll DEFINITELY work on the journaling this evening…. I just created a little journaling space for myself last night πŸ™‚

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  12. Shannon

    Hello Beautiful Nisha! Thank you for this video. Taking the time to sit down, really listen with my heart and engage was a real gift to myself today. A little bit of my “why for me” is because I love so deeply seeing women’s lives transform into what they have always envisioned for themselves. This video struck a chord though and I feel like my inner compass is guiding me to expand my offerings. I’ll keep you posted on where that goes! I also really do crave more freedom, structured days, so that I am fully present for my daughter when she’s home from school….I’d also like to have summers free to be with my daughter and travel with my family. Freedom, fun, beautiful family time, Full Beautiful Life, doing my design work that is my true heart song, while doing it all with grace and ease and in a feminine balanced way.
    Looking forward to the days to come!
    xoxo
    Shannon

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    • Sara

      Thank you for the video Nisha, it is so important to take the time to flesh these things out. Why for me: connection, time, sharing, freedom, fun, travel, security, and health (among many more). Why for the world: spreading positivity/love, health and healthy environment, connection to each other and nature, fun.
      The two aren’t really so different, all of the things that I want for myself – I also want for the world. I know what I want, I have some ideas on how to get there, but there is that fear of failure and overwhelm that has held me back from really jumping in.
      I’ll be focusing on my North Star this week and see what starts cooking – it’s always so exciting when I start to feel that spark πŸ™‚
      Sara

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      • Nisha

        Sara, love! So happy to hear that the spark is starting to ignite. I can’t wait to hear more as you work through this throughout the next week or so!

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    • Nisha

      Shannon, I can feel so much clarity emerging for you as you were sharing. I’d love to get an update when you’ve had a chance to map out what this will look like for you. xo

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  13. Amy

    I did this exercise a few months ago, but I have to admit that I forgot about it as things got busy again. It was really nice to come back to what I wanted a few months ago and see that many of those things are still the same. The desire to learn about myself and help others learn about themselves so that we can become the best version of ourselves. But now that I have been learning about myself for a few months, I added to my own why: having the ability to express myself creatively, connecting deeply with others, having more fun and being less serious.

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    • Nisha

      Amy, I’m so happy to hear this has resurfaced for you. I’d love for you to put a note on your desk or somewhere you see often to keep reminding yourself of this and when things get busy, take a deep breath and bring yourself back to your North Star. xo

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  14. Claudia

    Thank You Nisha for creating this series. I must say your approach is very creative and it has always spoken to me (since i first watched a training video at IIN). Truly inspiring

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    • Nisha

      Claudia, it’s an honor to have you in this community. I’d love to hear what your why is for you and for the world as well πŸ™‚

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  15. Lucy Shelby

    Thank you Nisha! I find sitting with the feeling of my WHY is so helpful because there are so many things I love and make me happy, so sometimes what feels harder is feeling like I have to choose. My Why is experiencing a deep sense of joy, peace, love, abundance, community, creativity, and unbridled self-expression in my life. Blowing the top off and allowing and feeling safe within my power. A life of yes! Giving myself permission to let go and dive into the arms of love everyday and allowing myself to be bright and light up the world! A beautiful balance of self-care and deep inner work along with the ability to give fully and generously with myself to others. An abundance of opportunities to be used for my greatest gifts and payed well for it! To work hard and be really proud of my work, the rush of when I made it through a really challenging hike, yoga class, intense confronting convo with a loved one, or creation of a new work of theatre and how proud I feel for really facing it, getting through and coming out beyond what I could have ever imagined! AND I want long luxurious, luscious naps, so restful, and comforting, Divine! And Time! A beautiful, loving relationship with time, it is my best friend and so generous and loving to me. I have time to play with and create my family, community, nurture the relationships, experiences,

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    • Nisha

      Lucy, this is so beautiful and you can have it all. Let go of the things holding you back from achieving them!

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      • Lucy Shelby

        Thanks Nisha! I find this work so helpful and such a good reminder, back to basics, and daily practice. I think what is holding me back is getting caught in I am not good enough or I can’t, whatever fear springs up, instead of just continuing to do the work and reminding myself of my WHY! So thank you, love it!

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  16. Stephanie

    Hi. I’m a female engineer. I work in an industry that is overrun with men. I don’t find that I’m treated differently really, or that I’m not given opportunity, but I think my biggest struggles are that I’m not loving my current situation. I don’t feel like I’m moving forward. I don’t have a vision of what the end goal.

    My boss/CEO of the company is a micromanager. And he follows the practice of “just buckle down and get through it” and it will all go away eventually. It feels like we’re constantly in this “crisis mode” and I haven’t yet felt like I could exhale. There’s always another task/emergency/problem/whatever.

    I was able to watch the video and do the exercise during my lunch break. I probably need to revisit it again, because I don’t think I really have enough time to really focus. Here is what I came up with:

    Why’s For Me: provide for family
    secure finances
    pride of create/design something better
    pride of improve lives of public/client
    fun, enjoy the challenge
    promote engineering for other women

    Why’s for the World: improve lives of public/client
    promote engineering for women

    As you can see, I really struggled with the world side of things, I think mostly because my “Me” things were kind of worldly anyway?

    All things said, I’ve always known these are the reasons I choose engineering. My issues lately have been with living to these guidelines, and I don’t think the culture of my current situation is really conducive to that. Or maybe I’m just a whiner, and I’m complaining too much.

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    • Stephanie

      Reading all of the other comments here, I feel so far behind. You all seem so in tune and well adjusted and I’m kinda like the ugly duckling trailing along in the back.

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      • Michelle

        Stephanie,

        You aren’t alone or behind or an ugly duckling. I have everything to learn, too and we are in a great place for it. We’ll all help each other. Glad to have found you!!!

        Michelle

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        • Nisha

          Thank you, dear sister. Your response makes my heart sing. <3 <3 <3

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      • Nisha

        Oh, Stephanie, love. You are exactly where you are supposed to be. And I am so glad you have found your way to this community. Take time to watch the video again and listen closely to your heart. She knows the way. So much love to you, sister!!!

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      • Christy

        Stephanie, I, too, feel that I have so much to learn in this area and have wasted so much time struggling within the traditional paradigm of success, never lifting my head up to consider what my own North Star is. You are not alone and the important thing is that we are thinking about it now. Also, I spent 10 years working in an environment like you are describing. I changed companies – still doing the same work in the same industry – and it is like night and day. The culture of my new company is so much more conducive to working hard to add value but in a way where there is more freedom about how and when to work. And where. It is liberating. Consider researching other firms in your industry that may have a different culture, allowing for more personal choice, flexibility and freedom. Much love, sister!

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    • Julia

      Stephanie, we all start somewhere! I read a few comments and caught myself feeling the same way, but then remembered what Nisha said above, we are exactly where we are supposed to be! Sounds like your current situation is one that will propel you forward to make changes and keep digging deeper in to what you want and why! I had one quick thought that maybe mentoring other women in regards to entering the engineering field might bring you some sense of happiness and fulfillment and you could go from there! I’m sure there are many looking for this since it’s such a male dominated field. xox

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  17. Priska

    Thank you Nisha for this video.
    My personal northstar is the quote “Amor Vincit Omnia. Semper!” Love conquers all. Always.
    This one is deeply inspired by Mary Magdalene and the devine feminine connected to the devine masculine which became dear and close to my heart (and I never used to be a religious person ever).

    I want to feel fulfilled on purpose, free, joyful, loving and loved. I want to make a difference – in myself, others and in the world. And as I believe that we’re all one I think the why for me is the same why for the world.

    Thank you sister for inspiring and shining so bright.

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    • Nisha

      Beautifully stated. Thank you so much for sharing, Priska.

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  18. Ginger-vee Carter

    Thank you dearly for this video!
    I’m sitting here thinking of ways to prevent the crash and burn effect from coming my way when my business becomes more successful. I want to know how to remain joyous, free and loved while building my beauty business brick by brick.

    Here’s to lighting a candle and being at peace and gratitude, in this moment. Here’s to you!

    Best
    Ginger-vee

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    • Nisha

      Thank you sister. To peace and gratitude!!!

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  19. Joanna

    Thank you for this insightful gift today, Nisha!

    My North Star can be summed up in one word – simplicity. Simplicity for me means a conscious refocusing on and dedication to the most basic yet most important things in life: growing and nurturing relationships with friends and family, finding true contentment, respecting/admiring/exploring the land which gives us life, enjoying and embracing the simple fact that I am alive, and growing as a healthy, creative, spiritual, loving woman.

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    • Catherine Tai

      Joanna I love your response. Such a calming and beautiful vision.

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    • Nisha

      Yes. Simplicity. Great word. What a great response. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  20. Melanie

    I’ve been doing desire mapping for a while now, and I found it interesting to do this why for me/why for the world exercise very quickly to see if there were any differences. There aren’t many, but one that came up this time is freedom. It’s interesting that it hasn’t come up before actually.

    Why for me: freedom, limitless, abundance, creative, joy, gold (not really sure where that one came from either)
    Why for the world: sharing, caring, empowering, peaceful, loving, free

    Thanks for the exercise. I’ll be honest — when I saw it was a video, I wasn’t planning on watching, but I’m glad I did πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha Moodley

      I’m so glad you watched the video and enjoyed it πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your whys. I love the clarity and honesty of your answers.

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  21. Aisha

    Peace and blessings my beloved Nisha! Thank you for the gift that is you and your inspiration. This video was a perfect reminder on my “day off” I work part time from home, and on my days off I spend my time cleaning and trying to get my own business up and running. My why for me is to create a life of purpose and meaning in my every day activities. My why for the world is to serve as a remind of the long forgotten truth of who we really are, that we are not limited to these physical beings , but that we are spiritual beings in a metaphysical world.

    I have great advice for others, that I often forget to take of my own.
    I agree, it is not about doing more work, it is about doing work that really matters.

    Some days I just want to rest, but I push on, because there is so much that needs to be done! My struggle is balancing all these areas without feeling guilty, like you mentioned. So I have learned to try and schedule everything. Time with hubby, and kids, part time job, and my private practice, but also my ME TIME!

    I can’t wait to watch your other Fabulous Free videos!
    Aisha

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Peace and blessings to you, dear Aisha. The balance struggle. I’m familiar with that one. It’s so important to schedule ME time, and Girlfriend time, too. Thanks so much for sharing. I am so glad you enjoyed the first video and I think you are going to love this next one Feminine Focus. xoxoxo

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  22. Catherine Tai

    Great video Nisha! Throughout the video I was so inspired by your ability to speak with us in such an honest and real way even though you were on video and probably had to do a ton of prep and takes πŸ™‚

    My why for the world: to help women unlock their inner wisdom.

    My why for me: to create deep, soulful connections with women – the sisterhood tribe. My dream is to create retreats that connect us to our roots as women. Dancing, chanting, painting, bonfires, yoga, ritual, cooking, crying, sharing all under the moon and stars and nature surrounding us. I crave this on a very deep level and trust that I am not the only one.

    I deeply admire your work as it follows a similar path of what I envision for myself. I love that instead of feeling competition there is such a strong sense of encouragement and support in the coaching community.

    Thank you for sharing your light.
    xx
    Catherine

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Catherine – you have come to the right place for sisterhood. So excited to have you here and can’t wait to see what you create as we take this journey together.

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  23. Sherrie

    I need to work on rest and recouperation. I never sleep an entire night, therefore I feel tired and cranky inside. I need to learn to relax and de-compress before bedtime. Also, I love yoga and need to spend more time for it on a weekly basis. I am very passionate towards children and animals. I want to step into using my passion for the good of both of these more. I want to be able to give to others as Mother Teresa did, but I need to learn at not at the expense of myself. To be able to give and get filled up and not depleted…. That’s all for now(: my north star seems to be pointing back at me… Maybe for the first time in my life!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Thank you so much for sharing your why, Sherrie. So glad your North Stat is shining so bright.

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  24. hillary

    lovely video, Nisha!

    earlier this year I took a big leap to make my dream come true. goodbye corporate job. hello entrepreneurship. super scary and overwhelming, but so worth it! i’m loving every moment of my new life!

    WHY FOR ME… to become healthier, happier, fulfilled, and create pride within myself.
    WHY FOR THE WORLD… to support and empower those struggling with food allergies and work/life balance, to contribute and educate on the importance of food sustainability for our future generations, to create a healthier world.

    let’s dream together & support each other, sisters!

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    • Nisha

      Yay Hillary!! So proud of you for taking a huge leap. Now you can truly bring your Why into the world. Much love to you!!

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  25. Amber

    Why for me: FREEDOM! and Inspiration. Living a life that balances Discipline (remembering what I want) and Play; living on purpose, authentically, and to my potential. I tap into this when I feel expansive, present, and joyfully connected. This freedom offers me travel, LOTS of free time (I haven’t worked ‘full time’ in 10 years and don’t plan to ever again), growth (learning new things), abundance, and love.

    Why for the World: My favorite quote is my why, “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” And my mission is to serve people by helping them release the blocks that keep them from fully coming alive. My why (in my own words) is Evoke your Purpose | Empower your Truth | Embody your Potential

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Love this, Amber. Such beauty, power and inspiration in your clarity. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  26. Emily Bennington

    Gorgeous Nisha. Just wanted to pop in and say congrats and it’s beautiful to read these revelations. Keep up the great work. Xo

    Emily

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  27. Britt

    Loved the video! The first part resonated so deeply with me. I feel like I am just working non-stop and the rest of life is just flying by.

    My Vision (for the world): My vision is a multi-dimensional world that accepts and exists harmoniously as one.

    My Mission (for me): Using photography as a medium, I capture and preserve the energy and essence of spiritual and creative beings by accessing the true spirit of who they are.

    Key words in both of those columns: inspiring and fun lifestyle, abundance, freedom, daily practice, self care, self love, free time, flourishing, happy and healthy.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Thanks so much for sharing, Britt!!!

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  28. Camila

    Absolutely loved the video, thank you so much Nisha. It felt like you were talking directly to me! Definitely getting tired of being tired and overwhelmed with work. Before becoming a professional photographer, the thought of being self-employed and making a living with my passion seemed like the perfect goal. Now that I spend over 10 hours on the computer every day and have lost myself in the world of information (there’s always something more to learn about strategy, planning, marketing, and it’s driving me crazy), I feel like I’m losing the passion that I used to have for the art of photography. Moreover, I’m craving more meaningfulness in what I do, and the thought of being a portrait and wedding photographer forever doesn’t light me up like it used to. So yes, definitely feeling lost and overwhelmed. Why for me: I crave a life where I’m fairly rewarded for my creative talents, where I have time and energy to spend on new projects, where I have the freedom to explore new lands and cultures, and where self-care is always the main priority. Why for the world: I also crave a life where I’m able to connect my passion for creating with my passion for serving through innovative ideas that cause a tangible impact on people’s lives. I want to have time and energy to focus on personal projects that spread awareness and knowledge of entheogenic spiritual practices that I believe in. This exercising on finding my north star has made me realize the deep need for clarity in my life. Thank you again Nisha. Looking forward to the next videos!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Camila, thank you for your share, sister.

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  29. Alyson

    Loved the video! This is coming at the perfect time (of course) as I have been having a huge rush of inspiration these past few days and it feels so good to get in aliment first with setting up my North Star now and not waiting to do so till everything is out of balance.

    My Why: To continue to fall madly in love with myself and husband. To love my work and know that it directly supports the creation of a healthier environment.

    My Why for the World: That Triple Bottom Line businesses (business that increase the social good by working for profit, people and planet) are the companies that are successful. That consumers look for businesses increasing social good and chose to support these companies. That we live in a world where women rights are respected in business, government, media and in the home.

    Thank you again this feels good to read others and to share my own North Star. xox

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    • Nisha Moodley

      I love your WHYs, Alyson. Especially to fall madly in love with myself. Such an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. xo

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  30. Michelle

    Thank you, Nisha for this great video. I plan to watch again and keep working on my “whys”. Why for me has taken shape of a list of adjectives so far including happy, loving, and healthy. Why for the world is helpful and fulfilling. Can’t wait to see where this leads.

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    • Nisha

      Michelle, I can’t wait to see what unfolds for you and how things transform for you. Keep us posted! xo

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  31. Dahlia

    Thank you for creating this video Nisha! Not only was the exercise a good break for me to step away from my research and graduate work but it was immediately calming to simply listen to you speak.

    My biggest struggle in life is with judgement and acceptance from others. I am an outgoing, social person and often make friends quickly. But I live with the fear that people only like my exterior, and that if they ever knew my past, or my failures or my flaws that they would judge and hate me.

    My mission for myself is to return to the bliss and happiness that I had as a young child. So in love with nature, with running around bare foot in the grass, with eating my mother’s delicious meals, and living day to day. I want to live in a world where I fear no judgement and I help others understand that they don’t deserve to be judged. I dream for a community where humans support one another, and cherish the beautiful planet that we all live on.

    Thank you!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      My dear Dahlia. Sweet sister, I want for you to see how beautiful and amazing you are and that you already have a community where you can feel supported and accepted. Welcome. We see you. We love you. xoxo

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  32. Jillian

    Hi Nisha – I, like a few other readers, saw that it was a video and was going to skip it. However, something in your wording convinced me to click through. I’m glad that I did!!

    I’ve never done desire mapping before, so this was a new experience for me. And, truthfully, I’m not sure if I did what I was “supposed” to do.

    My whys, on both sides are so that my son has a better life. My why for myself, is to leave my day job and become a work at home mom, so that I can provide the 1:1 attention that my son deserves.

    My why for the world had to do with making the world a safer place, or working to ensure things like water & air stay clean, so that my son has a safe, secure and healthy place to grow-up.

    However, after reading everyone else’s posts, I think I looked at it wrong. Maybe I should re-watch. Either way – I love this and am excited to get started on this journey.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Jillian, sister, you did the exercise exactly right. No comparisons allowed. And you can go through the exercise again and again until you gain the clarity you desire. No rush. No judging. Just listen to your heart and trust. And love. So much love. xoxo

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  33. Erika

    Since I could write my name, I’ve been a writer. I’m a born story teller and I’ve spent many years working out my emotions on the page. The why, the dream, has always been to take that passion and put it out there. To find a way to make a living and travel and write. I crave independence from the normal day job. I have always wanted my title to simply be ‘writer.’ I’ve also been holding it back for a decade because somehow in my adulthood I developed a fear of busting the bubble of the dream. I have a thousand good ideas. It truly does feel like its time to start sharing them.

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    • Nisha

      Erika, sister! I can feel your passion and the world is waiting to read your words. Can’t wait to see your dream come to life. xo

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  34. Linda

    Thank you, Nisha. As always, you are a source of inspiration. After retirement from bureaucracy and a transplant, I reinvented myself as a farmer and artist. My why for me is to continue to grow and feel confident in my art; to travel, learn and follow my curiosity; and, to recognize myself for my achievements. I have a broad range of experiences and am knowledgeable on many things, and I love to share my stories. My why for the world is to inspire others and help people feel confident that they, too, can weather the storms of life and develop skills through sharing my knowledge, skills and wisdom.

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    • Nisha

      Mom, I love you! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ xo

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  35. Rachel

    As a graduate student it’s not always easy to remember why I’m writing all these papers and sitting in these classes. Being reminded of how I want to clarify for myself how sexuality it a route to spiritual union and how I want to do something as outrageous as help the Catholic Church and people who have been raised in conservative religious traditions find that truth too… Is not always easy to remember or display in my classes. As school started this week, thank you so much Nisha for helping me remember why I’m doing all this hard work! Sending you (and all the other people who posted their beautiful ‘north stars’) so much gratitude.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      This is wonderful, Rachel. I’m so glad that you can see how all your hard work is aligned with your North Star. Thanks so much for sharing and joining this community.

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  36. Jessica

    This video was amazing Nisha! I’m so looking forward to the next one πŸ™‚

    Going through the first exercise what stood out for me was my first ‘Why for me’ was having an outlet for my creative drive. Without this I feel that life is missing a huge piece of my personality and I start to feel down. That truly is the reason why I started my own business. Of course I want to make a living through it, but more necessary is that I am able to build something beautiful.

    My ‘Why for the world’ is simply this – to help other creative women produce amazing results through focused execution. Its all about taking care of the details of life and biz with great care, so that you have space for ‘bliss’.

    You truly are an inspiration and I look forward to what’s to come πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Thank you so much for sharing your WHYs, Jessica. So glad you enjoyed the first video and honored to have you here in this beautiful sisterhood.

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  37. Beth Leonard

    Thank you so much for the Confident Clarity video, Nisha! For too long I have felt both “stuck” in my life, yet also full of desire for a positive change but having no idea where to begin. “Feeling overwhelmed” seems to be on repeat in my head. Your video has helped me begin to think about where I want to be and how I want to feel. I am still working on what my North Star is, but know that my Why for me includes: enjoying life, being genuinely happy, not being full of anxiety/guilt, & learning to like & love myself. My Why for the World would include: less narcissism in the world, being happy for other people, & accepting differences between myself & others as simply differences and not something so negative. I have a long way to go, but feel so fortunate that I can share & learn from other women as I begin this journey with you! Thank you!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Honored that you have joined me and this amazing community on this journey. Thank you for being here and sharing so openly. Much love.

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  38. Laura

    My why for me is basically to allow gain in my life. My 20s have been a period of sacrifice (which is ok for a season), and I’m ready for a period of abundance to begin. Passion, joy, adventure, fulfillment, money, opportunities to give, friendship, beauty, confidence. My why for the world is to one day be a part of an army of wise, amazing, unstoppable women who are reclaiming the Earth for God and humanity. For a future where women feel armed with confidence, divine grace, and love to stand against injustice and stand in favor of each other. I feel like we go to battle every day against the negativity in this world, whether we acknowledge if or not, and becoming aware and becoming each other’s ally as well as aligning with God will help us to restore the balance of love on Earth.

    I’ve never said my message “out loud” before bc I’ve always feared it’s quite radical, but it’s not about me, it’s about the greater goal. I agree 1000000% that the world will be set free by women who are free. We have the capacity to be full-on, real life Xena Warrior Princesses. πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha Moodley

      My dearest Warrior Princess Laura – you are a powerful force of love and change in the world. So honored to be a part of your journey to restoring the balance of love on Earth. The world needs this – and you!!!!

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  39. Michelle

    Nisha, You are an incredible inspiration and I feel so blessed to have discovered you. It is late and I need to sleep and this is a new challenge for me to put my “stuff” out there, so here is my mishmosh of thoughts… Why for me: connection with others, to bring healing and joy, to experience success and freedom through creative self-expression, to share, inspire and continue to be awed and inspired. Why for the world: to participate in creating more connection in the world through health, healing, joy, respect and honor by encouraging the cultivation of more loving-kindness courage, awareness that enables, and community that builds on itself and continues to reach further and further. I still feel lost on what and how I will do this, but I trust that your exercises will help me get there.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, Michelle. Let go of the how and focus on the WHY. That is where the miracles happen. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  40. Kelly

    I loved this video so much, thank you!

    I’ve been on such a long journey of physical and emotional healing, and watching this has helped me to get clear on where to go from here.

    I know my why is to live a location independent life of freedom, simplicity and adventure, whilst running my business from anywhere in the world. My why for the world is to inspire and support others on their own journeys, to make a difference to as many people as I can. This is my North Star. xx

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    • Nisha Moodley

      There is much beauty in such clarity. Thank you sister for sharing. xoxo

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  41. Charlotte Sinclair

    Hi Nisha, thank you for the inspiration and your wonderful work. My Why is to find inner freedom. A freedom that will enable me to be exactly who I’m meant to be – nothing held back! I’d love to have financial freedom, freedom to work around my children and other responsibilities, and I’d love to support others in finding their own version of freedom through my work as an Eating Psychology Coach. My Why for the world is just to BE more love, joy and peace so it may ripple out into the world for the betterment of us all. Thank you Nisha! XX

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    • Nisha Moodley

      What a beautiful (and powerful) Why!!! Thanks for sharing Charlotte.

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  42. Regina

    Thank you from my heart, Nisha. This moved me to tears. A good cleansing cry after a long day at my day job. My why for me is joy, purpose, confidence in using my God given gifts as a newly certified health coach. I love to teach, listen, bring peace, beauty, nourishment and confidence. Yes, my why for the world. Everyday, I learn to be a healthier, happier, more peaceful woman. I am learning from you, my sister and from so many of you here. God has brought me so many wonderful new sisters and friends in this last year! I believe in a sisterhood where we lift each other up, not tear each other down. Right now, I work in the beauty industry. Everyday, I work to teach women about makeup and skin care, and while I am doing this…I try to give them a good word of peace, and to see themselves as beautiful, because I believe they are! Joy is my North Star….giving joy and receiving joy!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Regina – your WHY is so inspirational. To give and receive joy – just beautiful. So glad to have you here.

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  43. Christina

    Thank you for this video! I’ve struggled for a long time trying to find my purpose. My North Star is to bring light into the world by helping women build confidence and have meaningful connections to other women who truly love and support them. I have no idea what that looks like at this moment but that’s my passion and all of your videos and posts are helping me grow closer to that!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      The beauty of this, sweet Christina, is that you don’t have to know how to make it happen or even get to determine how it looks. That’s not up to you. You hold the vision. You stay true to your North Star. The rest will be taken care of. Cool, huh?

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  44. Ashley

    I am in the process of remoulding my vision. I am a creative idea maker, but often it is difficult for me to focus. I have fired my passion for holistic health and have experienced the beauty of what it has provided me. I have wanted to share it with other women so they can benefit too. However, there is a blockage somewhere as I am feeling stuck in trying to move forward with that vision. So, I am thinking it is not the time for me to step into that role. After being around children again after leaving my career as a teacher. I realized children’s souls are truly what make me feel alive and the pure generosity and love from mother earth and her plant medicine. My why for me, to be – love, freedom – peace – abundance – support – health so I am able to give back to the children in need so they can have an opportunity in this life as well. We were all gifted on this planet – as creators, and we all deserve the opportunity to create. So, now it is time to begin merging my love for children and plant medicine. There is an abundance of plant medicine that is provided by our mama gaia, and no child should have to go hungry. I am ready to recreate a new story from a world that is deprived, malnourished, and starving. To a world that is nourished, and is able to thrive.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, Ashely. Imagine that world and remember that you have the power to create it. So excited to see how your journey unfolds. xo

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    • Veronika

      Ashley, your reply was so helpful for me because I’m in a similar situation. My creativity is also mostly expressed in creating ideas and concepts and I get excited so easily and inspired by so many different things that finding focus is so difficult! I am also truly passionate about health and wellness and did a degree related to that but by the time I have graduated my inspiration has gone and I am a bit confused and stuck. so this excercise is challening for me and I set a goal to work on it today and will share to whatever stage I get in the evening. I love your vision, good luck for creating your world. Thank you Nisha for this video and inviting us to be part of it xxx

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  45. Angie

    Thank you for all the inspirational messages and simple action steps, Nisha. I love reading the words of others – thank you to all for being open and brave by sharing.

    My why is certainly related to financial freedom and working better rather than harder so that I can enjoy a world outside of work without guilt, shame, or distraction. I feel like I have so much to learn from a world that I don’t have time to experience.

    My why for the world is for a dream of collective positive energy. I know that my work and experience is meant to be shared with the world and I am confident that the world is full of women like me. LIke us. Women with stories that are meant to be heard and I can’t wait to hear them.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Thank you for sharing your Whys, Angie. I’m so honored to have you in this amazing community. Much love to you, sister.

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  46. Anita Wing Lee

    Thank you so much for this video Nisha! My why for me is to have total financial and creative freedom in my life and business. I want to travel the world and have many wise and deep experiences. I also want to have tight-knight group of ambitious and supportive female entrepreneurial friends. I want to not worry about money, I want to feel generous and abundant. I want to feel at peace with myself, to feel healthy and vibrant.

    My why for the world is to help young adults see all that they can be. I have to help them develop a spiritually aligned, feel fulfilled in their work and activate their fullest potential. I want to help them ease of the pain of working in an unfulfilling job, being surrounded by unmotivated friends and not seeing any way out. You are so inspiring Nisha! I absolutely love the community you have created. Sending tons of love to all the ladies here.

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  47. Nisha Moodley

    Thank you for sharing, sister. So honored to have you here to witness your power and transformation. Much love to you!!

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  48. Pauline

    Nisha-
    Thanks so much for this video! your challenges have been a little source of fun in my chaotic life πŸ™‚

    Since becoming a mother and giving up the rat race of the corporate world, I’ve been enjoying what it feels like to jump off that ledge of unknown, into the freedom of your own making.

    My why for me is freedom over my time- to balance the things for others, with the things that nourish my soul: creativity, experimenting, problem solving and to stop doing the things I don’t like, and replace them with things that I love to do.

    My why for the world is to build authentic connections with others, despite my fear of looking like an awkward idiot. I so admire your instant acceptance and love, and I want more connections from women in my life, and in the world.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      So glad you are enjoying the daily adventures, Pauline. Thank you for sharing your your WHYs!!! xoxo

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  49. kim

    My why for me and the world blended is more peace more surrender to Gods will ..more acceptance of our pain and pleasure. I would like to relax and slow down more.. to go on vacation more often…to pursue having another child preferably a daughter bc I have 3 boys and a stepson.. I pray for acceptance if we dont conceive or if its another wonderful boy. I hope to reconnect with the son I gave up for adoption and take a place in his life that he desires as well as I desire. I pray for a world where people are supportive of their children and each other and themselves despite their differences and similarities. I hope to guide my children to find their own voice and purpose as I learn mine. I want peace with my weight and my food and my sexuality and I want to grow closer to my husband and my children. I want to find and share joy in the moments.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful whys, Kim. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings to you!!

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  50. Kim

    I want to leave a positive footprint on the world and empower women with the encouragement they need to go for their goals and dreams, what ever they are. Help men to find their true self and give parents the tools they need to love their children. I want to give people choices for health and healing that give life and not death.

    I want for the World health so it brings clear thinking, so it brings kindness and generosity and life, so we can live in balance and security and love. I want to bring a greater understanding of who the creator is and isn’t. To bring love back into the world.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, Kim. Thank you for sharing your passion and vision for the world.

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    • Kristen

      I am so inspired by this exercise. My why for me is to have a healthy body and healthy family. To have confidence and know that what’s in the inside is showing on the outside. To set an example. To be at peace internally in a job that suites my talents and to have the energy to enjoy my life. My why for the world is to contribute to the healthy living movement of my generation, to help women with their bodies and minds (esp with eating disorders), and to add my voice to the amazing network of women in this field online.

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  51. Haley

    Thank you do much Nisha for opening your heart to us! My Why for me really sums up into being a mother. I mean that is more than just having children. Mother means to nurture , love, sacrifice, guide and much more. I want to be selfless and I want to love sharing what I know and teaching how to love ourselves, others, God and the world. As for my why for the world I want to be apart of helping women and men know why they are here and the potential the have for good. To be apart of the change but not afraid of Standing up for truth.
    Thank you again! Much love!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Standing up for truth. Yes, sister!!! Honored to join you on your journey. Much love!!

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  52. Janet

    Nisha, love, thank you for living and giving so well!!!

    I was watching COSMOS the other day and heard “May you know all of the wonder and none of the fear!”

    I feel like that sums up a lot of what I wrote in my why’s…

    Why for me:

    I feel *WONDER* full. I feel the tiniest bits of matter that make up me, my breath and those and the world around me vibrating to love. My heart is anchored in worship. I know, love and trust God with, in, through, for, ahead of and all around me and that sets me FREE to live love. I follow Holy Spirit wherever I’m led and manifest infinite joy, gratitude, abundance, health and world impact. I’m confident because I’m living aligned, unattached and empowered to walk into and away from what isn’t in alignment for me. <3

    Why For World:

    Tidal waves of empowered women in my impact's wake. They are free to live love and confident in themselves because they know, love and trust God with, in, through, for, ahead of and all around them.

    A world where limitations are surpassed by WONDER and never settling for less than God's beautiful purposes manifesting fulfilled dreams and healthy love for people, families and the planet. <3

    I can't believe I just wrote this out… this has been plaguing me for so long and just like that it's here!! Beyond grateful for your simple and clear tips and call to action! <3

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Janet, I just love your clarity here, sister. And yes, you wrote it all out and it flowed! So grateful you played along πŸ™‚

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  53. Crystal

    Hmm… Most of my why for me when I wrote stuff down was actually not for me, but for my kids. does that count? I have a four year old, a one-and-a-half year old and am expecting another one soon, so the first things that I wrote were for them. I just want to be able to have them grow up to be confident, good natured, intelligent, considerate and happy human beings. If I want that for them, I guess that’s the example that I need to be.

    Seems overwhelming though, right? I mean, it’s hard to keep things clean, deal with the extra pregnancy grumpies AND have two kids to be kind to, but I guess that’s the why for me.

    Another part of my why for me is my desire for recognition and praise. This comment has so far been helpful for me, so I figure I should just put that out there even if it makes me feel selfish and petty. Ever since I can remember though, I have always been a people pleaser and want to “look good” and for people to think that I am awesome, So I guess that’s another why!

    I thought it was funny that right after I wrote that why, my next one was that I want to feel more free to do/be whatever I want to be without caring about what other people think… thoughts anyone?

    Why for the world? I think it would be fabulous if people just loved and didn’t judge.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Being a people pleaser and wanting to feel free? Not sure you can do both, but you can find a nice balance where you give from your overflow and not from your reserves. And I love your why for the world πŸ™‚ xoxo

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  54. Nisha Moodley

    Such a beautiful why, Janet. I am so proud of you getting super clear about your why and for sharing it with this community.

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  55. Lizzy

    Dear Nisha,
    Thank you so much for your video. You are an incredibly inspiring woman.
    I definitely struggle with the pull of ambition, tendency to work too much and being a mum wanting to still be there and present with my kids. So I really loved your message and this exercise.

    My Why for me was to have freedom, a feeling of ease, joy and fun. See what amazing things I’m capable of, be a leader, be my own boss, provide opportunities for my family, travel, be an inspiration to my daughters and be there mentally, physically and spiritually for them.

    My Why for the world is for my fellow mums to be at peace with how they’re doing in life. To nourish themselves with self love and self care. And then I want this tribe of mums to take all our negative energy of self loathing, guilt, feelings of not being good enough and battles with food and our bodies, and put all that energy in to doing positive and amazing things for ourselves, our families, our communities and the rest of the world.

    This was SO much fun to do. Thank you!
    Love Lizzy x

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, Izzy. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  56. Mamma Jones, Nikolett

    Thank you so much for this wonderful programme Nisha. Fantastic!!!
    Ima Health Coach and I’m working towards helping other Mums getting healthier, calmer and better futures. Im looking for fulfilment’s, independence in my life along with being richly flowing and knowledge. i want the world to benefit from my work and become healthier, calmer more centred and happier.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Welcome Mamma. So glad you are here.

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  57. Kendal

    I’m a bit late to this… but better late than never!

    My whys for myself are to build happy, healthy and loving relationships with my husband and other friends. I want to have and give my love to children (this includes at work–I teach/care for 1-year-olds–but also to have children of my own, and be at home with them). I want to feel easy and light, which also includes adventure and travel, because I am not set on a rutted path. I want to find and breathe peace.

    My whys for the world are to make a world that listens to everyone, and cares for each other. I want a world that is clean and healthy, inside and out.

    Thank you for this, Nisha!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      It’s never too late for your why πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing with is. Much love!

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  58. Tara

    Thank you Nisha! I’m all in for your program when it’s released! I teach about lifestyle entrepreneurship, but my why surprised me: family. Both sides of the paper. Loud and clear.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      I love it, Tara! It’s always amazing to me when someone is surprised by their why, and then it is like, of course, it makes so much sense. Can’t wait to have you join the program (details coming soon).

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  59. Dawna

    Much love and greetings! Both sides of my “why for me and why for the world” had overlapping themes. I want to be soul-full and help others heal. I want sisterhood, free time, healthy bodies, emotions, and spirits, and lots of dancing and time with those we love. I envision sparkles, dancing, love, flexibility, and lots of love. Thank you so much for your sisterhood presence and for this exercise. XOXO

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, sister. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. elizabeth

    Hello! My name is Elizabeth and my work is to aim to revolutionize beauty, confidence, and worth for girls and women around the world through speaking, writing, and coaching.

    My personal why for the life I live and the work I do is to discover meaning for the heartache and pain I’ve endured in my life. If I can use my story to inspire women around the world to continue on through even the darkest days, then somehow, every hardship begins to hold some sort of meaning for me. To guide someone to unraveling their life purpose and unveiling their greatest authentic power, despite the sadness and pain they have experienced, is why I believe I’m here on this earth.

    My why for the world is to help girls and women realize and celebrate their authentic worth and beauty, to create a world where girls and women share their stories, validate their experiences, and live out their God-given potential. I believe a world where girls and women do this is a world full of beauty and love.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      A world full of beauty and love. What a wonderful why to have. I believe in you sister and I am excited to join you on this journey.

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  61. LaurelLee

    This was soooo insightful. My whys reflect my current passion of injury prevention and rehabilitation in children. Healthy life with my future family, a safe place to live, physical activity and healthy living while continuing research and teaching at a collegiate level. My whys for the world include decreasing the obesity pandemic, and really embracing feminism and equality.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, Laurellee. Thank you for sharing. I am so glad you enjoyed the video. Much love to you sister!

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  62. Dianne

    Hi Nisha, Thank you for putting this series together! It’s given me a lot to think deeply about, but every video/suggestion also feels like a present. It’s been so inspiring! My Why for Me is to channel my desire to help women lead healthy lives, achieve financial freedom and give me a purpose for my soul. My Why for the World is to allow women to be healthy so they can be confidant, alive & vibrant for their families, friends & communities. Women are such caretakers of others, but too many women think that caring for themselves is selfish rather than smart. The result is that many women end up overweight, exhausted, feeling frumpy and/or with health issues. My desire is to help women see that care & love for themselves turns into a greater ability to share care & love with others (and is especially good for mothers to model for their daughters!)

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    • Nisha Moodley

      You have such a powerful, and important, why Dianne. i am so glad you are enjoying the videos and I am looking forward to seeing how you bring your why to life. xoxo

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  63. Wendy

    My Whys for myself are to coach, write and become a healer. All done with the utmost of love. I have not had an easy life, and have just come through breast cancer and reconstruction, and I also had cervical cancer when I was 21. I have always felt a calling to help others, and now I feel that stronger than ever. I couldn’t have children, so my cats are my babies and I would love to have financial abundance to be able to open a rescue centre for animals.

    I want the financial abundance to be able to purchase a home big enough for myself, my 3 cats and my 92 year old father. I want to be the most loving daughter I can be. My father has been with me through the hardest of times and never left my side, while my four siblings have deserted me and made my life miserable. I wish them love.

    I can see myself in this house, with the sun streaming through, the cats playing in their room, myself working at my office, while I await my coaching client. I see this, I feel this in my body with the utmost desire, love, joy and contentment. I would be free enough to volunteer at a Hospice, I would be abundant enough to give back to the world, to the causes that are near and dear to my heart, children and animals. And I see all this through clear eyes, a healthy, vibrant body and a loving heart.

    My Whys for the World are sort of mixed up in the comments above, but I would like to add that I would like to try and make the world a little less judgmental, a little more tolerant, a little more understanding and a whole lot more loving.

    Namaste.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      I witness you, Wendy, your desires and your power. What an amazing gift you have and that heart of yours, huge enough to make it all happen. I’m in awe of you, dear sister!

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      • Wendy

        Thank you so much, Nisha, for being a witness to this, and for bringing this forth. I’ve never put it down in black and white before and certainly not before the world to see, so thank you for your extremely kind words of support. <3

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    • Melissa

      Hi Nisha and sisters.
      My north star for me is: to feel creative abundant and interact with people. Also use my talents and receive the joy from doing this. For the world: to be part of the healing process of the world and cooperate and help dissolve mental barriers to help people to achieve their dreams! I am very happpy to have found you and your community! Amen

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  64. Michelle Smith

    Nisha,

    Thank you for following your “Why” and creating such a beautiful platform here. Your ability to speak with heart via video is very inspiring~

    Secondly, thank you to everyone who posted comments. I feel so invigorated knowing that I’m in the company of like minded women. I can honestly say that everyone else’s whys could be mine as well. The basis of Love and self Love and everything that transpires from that…simply beYOUtiful Life. (my LLC πŸ™‚

    My why is to teach through my experiences so that other’s may see that their lives can be enriched just by listening to their inner voices. My personal transformation this last year has me catapulted into a desire to expand a higher consciousness in our Universe. What would the World look like if we all functioned and lived from a space of love instead of fear~

    Revealing the love source of human kind is my why for the world. I specifically aim to target the youth….young adults venturing out on their own; full of potential, fear and much excitement; perhaps wondering what their why is. I am going to help them unleash their inner passion and help to peel the layers of experience so that they may live to their fullest potential right out of the gate.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Thank you for your beautiful share, Michelle. xoxo

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  65. Em Bee

    W H Y F O R M E: Confidence, calm, respect, income, create a community for myself and my family.
    W H Y F O R T H E W O R L D: I work as a postpartum doula so I want to ensure that moms with new babies are not alone, I want to build up confident new moms, show other women (mothers or not), family and friends in the community how they can play huge supportive roles in the life mother and their new babies and why it is ultimately good for EVERYONE!

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  66. Nisha Moodley

    Thank you for sharing your why, Em. Honored to support you on your journey. Much love.

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  67. Roshni

    My ‘Why’ for me and for my ‘Why’ for the world is this: We have so much potential in us to achieve the things that will truly give us fulfillment and joy, but we’re held back by all these limiting beliefs and gremlins. We box ourselves in and don’t realise how much we’re doing it- or what lies beyond these limits we’ve placed on ourselves. My ‘Why’ is to free both myself and the human race from these fears, so that we can throw off the shackles and be more and more of who we truly are… and become all that we can truly become.

    Thank you Nisha for these videos- they are much needed!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Loving your whys and seeing you powerfully step into the role of freer of fears. xoxo

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  68. Mary Ayers

    Loved this video, Nisha!

    My personal Why is all about Freedom – Freedom to explore, to express myself, to be in my flow. This is connected with my great desire for Abundance and Clarity. Declaring this feels so good and so important right now as I begin my journey into life coaching.

    My why for the world is to help other women re-connect with their true selves. Raising my sons for the past 22 years, I have put myself and my dreams on the back burner. I have put their needs first and mine second. I know there are other women out there in a similar situation and I want them to re-connect to their Freedom and their True Self.

    Thank you for the inspiration to get my thoughts into words. Looking forward to more of your inspiration and guidance!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful Mary. Love the clarity and conviction of your purpose. Thanks so much for sharing. xoxo

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  69. Sarah Kate

    My Why For Me is to create the financial freedom so that I can spend more time with my family and be a hands on ‘work from home’ mom (one day!). I also want to have the freedom to travel with my family, be location independent and use my time on my own priorities and create things that I can give back.

    My Why For The World is to spread my passionate message to others that “you are infinitely valuable”. If we all truly believe that we are uniquely created and worthy of love, how much better would the world become? I want to help women fall in love with their lives and themselves. I want to help them tap into the reservoir of joy inside of them.

    Thanks for this amazing video series, Nisha!

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    • Angie

      I love this Kate πŸ™‚ I feel so similarly and love that their are people out there with these amazing intentions. <3

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      • Angie

        Whoops, sorry to get your name wrong! I meant to say, love this, Sarah Kate πŸ™‚

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  70. Nisha Moodley

    This: “I want to help women fall in love with their lives and themselves.” YES!

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  71. Julia Slike

    Why for me is peace, love, satisfaction, confidence, optimism & joy for myself, husband and daughter. To savor all the fleeting moments of our life together.

    My why for the world is happy nourished, satisfied, confident, optimistic children who grow up to be happy fulfilled adults that repeat the cycle!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      So beautiful, Julia. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Nedra

    My Why for me is True Success: to live in wholeness and use my God given gifts, talents and abilities.
    My Why for the world is to Teach Wholeness. I grew up and around dysfunction. People around me were always in pain, struggling and didn’t know what to do.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Nedra, thanks so much for sharing, sister. I can feel your desire to teach the world a new path that leads to wholeness. Honored to have you here. xoxo

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  73. Julia

    I really enjoyed this video and I could relate so much to everything you said. My Why for me is to live a creative life while exploring every talent and passion that I have and to really live every single minute of my live intensely and happily. My Why for the world is to inspire people to be happy, to pursue their dreams, to be someone who helps others as much as she can and inspires them to do the same to others.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      So glad you enjoyed the video, Julia. Thank you for sharing your whys and for being a part of this sisterhood!

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  74. Katrein

    Loved the video!

    My why’s: Enthusiastic, ease, loving, open, vulnerable, green, lots of time and space for creativity. Abundant wealth and health, happy family, lots of time for my husband, my son and my creativity coaching work.

    For the world: No more “tortured”/”starving” artists, arts that are supported and valued, artists that value and support themselves and others, creative freedom from fear, doubt, and judgement.

    Thank you Nisha!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      This is great, Katrein! Thanks so much for sharing your whys. xo

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  75. Angie

    I love this Nisha! Thank you:) You’re one of my inspirations to keep going and working towards the dreams that are in my heart, even when I doubt myself or feel less than.

    Why for me: to feel free and have fun, feel alive. To fully know and express myself, use my gifts, create a beautiful space everywhere and anywhere. To experience peace and trust in the universe. To love myself fully!

    Why for the World: A world where everyone is shining and seeing their light. A community of support where instead of comparing, we’re embracing. A world where we feel taken care of and encouraged to express our true selves. A world of care and joy.

    As much as my life doesn’t currently express the life I envision, I still try everyday to feel alive NOW. To laugh, to connect with the people I love, to have a glass of wine, or take that walk through the trees. I try everyday to take tiny little steps towards these dreams that sometimes feel so big I don’t know how it would ever be possible to get there… but then I see people like you and I know the it. is. possible. Thank you for the reminder. <3

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Wonderful, Angie! I love your clarity and commitment. It is possible. Never give up. So honored to have you in this sisterhood so I can support you along your journey. xo

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  76. Cartinia

    Nisha, the exercises just helped me to have an incredible “aha” moment. As much as I want/need more money, it was actually one of the last things on my “why for me” list. What I realized is that I am seriously ready to be free to do the things I love simply for the joy and pleasure it brings me. The money is secondary. Thank you! FYI…my website will be ready to go “live” this week!!

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Yay, Cartinia! What a wonderful discovery. Congratulations on your website. Thrilled for you sister!

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  77. S

    Hi Nisha,

    I liked this video. Here’s my question for you – what do you do when your ‘why’s’ seem unattainable? I’ve accomplished a lot in my career, and I was surprised to discover when I went to write my “why” that all I really want is to have kids and stay home with them – I have a vision of being home all the time, creating a comfortable domestic life. I know that we can’t live on my fiance’s salary – if I were to quit, we would just be stressed about money all the time – and because of my age and where I’m at in life, starting a family isn’t something we can really postpone while we sort out a new path.

    Any thoughts?

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    • Nisha

      Hi S, this is a great question you bring up here, and I would say, revisit your Why, and maybe take a deeper look to where there may be some “competing” intentions : ) You may notice upon becoming more aware of what is underneath your Why that there are some thoughts that say YES! this is what I am here to do and want to do, and then other thoughts may follow wanting something completely different. This is neither good or bad, but it can create a bit of an internal conflict and it is always important to address these feelings. Ask yourself, how can I create a WIN/WIN situation for all, and see what steps you can and would benefit from taking towards achieving that. Sending so much love and support to you Sister, you’ve got this!!! xo

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      • S

        Thanks – that’s another way of looking at it I hadn’t really thought about. I will revisit it and see if anything else comes up.

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  78. Becky

    Dear Nisha,
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful and powerful exercise to help us all become more clear in our purpose, our direction.

    As I wrote down my personal why’s and my why’s for the world, what kept coming up was: Love.

    True, deep, devotional love of self. Devotional, loving relationships with others … and my biggest wish for the world is more of that exact thing: love of self and love of others. Knowing we’re connected and not alone.

    So … in my work (coaching/writing), that it continues to be about love of self and love for others. For us to find the ways to truly connect on multiple levels: sensually (being present in body + spirit), spiritually … and learning to love ourselves exactly the way we are. For us to know our true worth.

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Beautiful, sister! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Rainni Lacy

    Why for Me ideally will be to be inspired by my first career outside of raising a family. It’s a vision to continuing taking care of myself and the me I am now.
    And to connect to feeling empowered to give more meaning to my life and more genuine kindness to myself. Experiencing the power to hold space for others and take up space for my voice, emotions, well being, purpose and ambitions. To feel relaxed and confident with my leadership style, my vision and my sensualness.

    Why for the World ideally will be to have a sense of community that has meaningful, fulfilled encounters and experiences shared by friends, family and those that want to communicate authentically.

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  80. Nisha Moodley

    Rainni – love it. So powerful, sister. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  81. Sofie

    Nisha, you bring such a calmness to the effectiveness of my work today. Thank you so much.

    I often find myself wondering about why the society so often grades ones success in business by money/earnings or numbers of employees. = Your contributions to the community by “giving” people jobs. (My guess is that numbers belong to the old heritage that the man rules and so since he created it the “old” system is not to be questioned. And if it is questioned, I hear, well it’s not a good way but it’s the ONLY way – sigh… aren’t we smarter today than yesterday?!)

    WELL…

    My why for me, is to be present, let my self enjoy calmness, hang with people that I love and learn about them. Feel confident about getting involved in my own life as well as in the life of my family, kids and friends.

    My why for the world has for a while been to inspire other entrepreneurs in their business and their personal life, to be and do what they want/need. And I’m adding to my why for the world to make a difference in the limited ways that people value success.

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    • Nisha

      Beautiful Sofie. I so Love the clarity, the passion and conviction of your purpose. Thanks so much for sharing. xoxo

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  82. Jessica

    I’m really glad I’m not being too cynical to do this. I’m an artist, working on a novel, and art is a big part of my “why for me.” I also discovered that liberation, honesty, love, health, healing & recovery, and manifest presence are coming up as clear desires too, plus visions of travel and utter immersion in my art and artworks I admire. My “why for the world” shares a love of art, healing and recovery, and honesty, but also justice, safety, and coexistence. I really want to do something for my community– I have Romani (Gypsy) heritage and the current Romani human rights crisis breaks my heart and makes me crazy. I’m inundated with ridiculous misrepresentations of my people, cultural appropriation, and reports of anti-Roma hate crimes and political platforms… it overwhelms me. I also work with a feminist organization, and I’m particularly invested in justice and protection for victims of sexual assault and rape and fighting against rape culture… all of these things are important and deeply personal, and my activist work leads me to focus on the negative, the horrors, the seemingly unstoppable tide of injustice and oppression, and I feel defeated before I’ve begun. But focusing on my art and what I want myself and my world to be seems like it would be a lot easier and a lot more productive. Thanks for the video and the exercise– Cheers!

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    • Nisha

      I love the passion and the drive that I feel in your words Jessica…let your solutions come through your heart and allow your WHY to continue to shine the light on your path. We need you and your voice to make the changes you see are possible sister xo

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  83. Anne Linn

    I deeply want to bring healing to the world, and I realize I need to heal myself first. As I go through this journey, I share what I learn with others through beautiful stories, and help them remember that they are deeply loved.

    I want to be filled with light, and know I’m bringing that light into the world. I want to wake up and go into my creative space, and use my whole self to create something wonderful. I want to connect with the divine, with angels, and feel them speak through me.

    I want to be able to donate to things I care about, and to help my family. I would love to be able to buy handmade clothes, to support those who make them, who also I trying to live their dream.

    I feel all bubbly inside as I write this, and a bit like I want to cry. It’s so important to me, that it’s scary to even start, and I find myself running away a lot. I want to live a life of courage, light, love, beauty.

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    • Nisha Moodley

      I love this, Anne. Thank you for sharing, sister. I see this for you, too!

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  84. Kathleen

    Dear Nisha

    I may not be as creative as Joann and put my Whys into an acronym or as poetic as Monica. My whys for myself are many and I feel I need to be more consice when describing them. I am a medical provider and have spent my life caring for others. This is my passion. However, like Anne Linn I find myself overwhelmed because I neglect my care and desires. Happiness, inner peace, indulge my creativity, increase my energy and motivation, forgiveness and financial freedom are but a few of my “Whys for me”. How does one start on this road of self freedom…just believe and it is so? If I could name only one “North Star” desire it would be to eventually stop taking the variety of anti-represents that have helped me cope for many years.
    I have always been open to positive advice/critique and will embrace your suggestions for my life’s positive changes.
    With appreciation and anticipation,
    Kathleen

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    • Nisha Moodley

      Kathleen, thank you so much for sharing this with us, sister. Your North Star desire is a great start. With the North Star, it’s helpful to explore the questions “how would it feel?” and “what’s my ideal?”

      Once you know your North Star, or the beginnings of it, it’s about using that to help you *align* your actions towards that. Believing it will be is helpful, but taking aligned action is even more helpful πŸ™‚

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  85. Kathleen

    ***anti-depressants!
    (Darn auto-correct)

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  86. Beth

    Thank you for the inspiration Nisha.

    My why’s for me include:
    – to achieve my dream lifestyle which is to be able to live a relaxed happy life, travel the world, be free from financial constraints, have a career that doesn’t feel like work, do something that I love doing, and to have more freedom, laughter, and fun.

    My why’s for the world:
    – Inspire others to live more happy and fulfilled lives.
    – Help the world become a more positive and loving place.
    – Improve the lives of others, help them to become more financially secure and live out their goals and dreams with confidence.

    xoxo

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    • Nisha

      With this much love in your words I have no doubt you will welcome this into a reality for you Beth. Thank you so much for sharing sister! xo

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  87. Amanda

    I might still need a little clarity,but…for me I want to live with no regrets. Focus on the important things and trust that the universe will provide. I guess my why for me and the world is trust and happiness. Trust that when you love and listen to yourself that your North Star will be revealed to you and for the clarity to recognize when that happens. I guess also for the love and courage to allow yourself the love,abundance and happiness that the universe is holding for you. Nothing breaks my heart more to see someone miserable and suffering knowing that they hold the power to make amazing changes.

    Celebrate being loved! xo

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    • Nisha

      Celebrating Trust, Happiness and being loved with you Amanda! What beautiful heart resides in you. Thank you for being the change xo

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  88. ARLENE

    Thank you for the video, Nisha! I have thought about my why for a couple of years now. It always was to keep myself healthy so i could enjoy my life and my children. I am going to be a grandmother soon and that gets added into my why. Now I have to add more of the financial aspect into my why so that i can travel often to spend time with my growing family (two different states). ANyway, I want the freedom to do what I want to do when I want and be where I want to be. For the world i want to see peace and understanding. I want all children of the world to have the opportunity to be healthy and live in a world where they are eating foods that will nourish them and give then the opportunity to grow in body mind and spirit.

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    • Nisha

      Holding this vision with you Arlene, what beautiful balance and harmony you are calling in for us all. xo

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  89. Karen

    I’ve had an idea about my “visions” for quite awhile, I’d just never really wrote them down. Overall, for myself and the world, I just wish for more simplicity, less “stuff” to clutter our lives. So many problems are caused by the desire for more “stuff” that other people have that we don’t, leading to jealousy, hate and other strife. It’s not worth it. Simpler, calmer lives of less consumption of goods/fuel/energy/time would make a lot of us happier. Working on it daily!

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    • Nisha

      A life lived through Ease and Flow, yes Karen! πŸ™‚ I support this vision with you and for us all xo

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  90. Julie

    Hi Nisha,

    I have done this exercise before with you, and have struggled with overwhelm and feeling like I had to do it “perfectly”. I’m glad to say that this time around, I just let myself freewrite and it felt much better! Here are some of my thoughts (they aren’t necessarily well-formed πŸ™‚ ).

    Why for me:
    Full expression, light, creative, moving through the world with grace, telling stories, freedom around money, loving family, close friends, location independence, lots of writing without self-sabotage, to be a Storyologist, get to be curious and play in the stories of the world, write a book.

    Why for the world:
    Everyone will feel like their stories matter and like they can share their experiences, full self-expression will be met with curiosity, interest and understanding.

    I feel like I keep inching closer and closer to a clear path, and it feels good!

    Thank you!

    Julie

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    • Nisha

      A Storylogist you are Julie, and I am so happy that you are giving yourself permission to shine your light in your life. We are so lucky to have you here xo

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  91. Andrea Archambault

    The why for me is time freedom, financial freedom, more connection to those around me, growth in my spirituality, being able to let go and allow myself to feel the emotions and take in the world around me. The biggest of all is to feel inspired and to let go of the to-do list that is swirling around in my mind so that I can fully enjoy my life. I want to see a world where women get out of the to-do guilt cycle and live! A world where we can all downshift and get clear about what we want from our lives. A world where people are happy, healthy and connected. A world where people realize that we are more alike than we are different, and we lift each other up. I want to leave my mark on the world. I want to be able to look back and realize that I had a positive impact and that I enjoyed the process while I was here.

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    • Nisha

      And what a mark you are so magically printing on our world already Andrea. May you heart continue to write and lead the way for you and many others xo Thank you sister!

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  92. Bonnie

    Nisha, first off I just want to say that when you call us ‘sister’ I can feel your sincerity and your truth. Many use this word and thats about it, they just use it. When you talk to us sisters, I truly believe I am your and all the other lovely ladies sisters.

    I did my North Star journal while watching the video today and what I realized for me, is today and for a little bit, I will be working on my North Stars baby. I know what my North Star is, I have for awhile but I havent taken care of myself to be able to follow through. I share your same vision of women saving the world and mine begins with me and my family. I am working on breaking the cycle of sadness, depression, and addictions with the females in my family. All females in my family pass away young, all under 65, some in their 30’s and 40’s, all from the afflictions I have stated.

    I have been trying to create a business to support and empower other women, but havent taken care of myself and as a result I am experiencing some health challenges. I am aging quickly and being only 51, I have a lot of work left to do. πŸ˜‰ So with that being said, my North Star’s baby is working on me all the while supporting others in all my thoughts, words and actions. I do need to thrive on a grand scale for me and others to experience freedom. Small baby steps for me – Just For Today.

    Love you Sisters!

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    • Nisha

      We so need you here Bonnie, and a sister you are…to me, to your loved ones, and to every woman I know will be impacted by your powerful presence. Thank you for your commitment to you and to being a part of greater picture. We are all here with you Bonnie. Much love xo

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  93. Monica

    Hi Nisha,
    I Loved this video !! I have been going through a path of re discovering “my true desires” in life. So finding you and doing this daily challenge is the universe conspiring πŸ˜‰

    My Why for me are just words & images as of now – be outside, happy, travel, beauty, easiness, little streets, tables outside, beach, dress to impress, time, space, friends , flowers, smile, confidence, peaceful, creating worlds, stage.

    Why for the world – happiness, equality, safe, easiness to live, warmth, friendship, openness of heart, green, clean.

    Now my question is , do I need to elaborate this words into clearer affirmations ? How do this two columns marry?

    Thank you soooo much for your time and inspiration.
    Xo
    M

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    • Nisha

      This is a great question Monica, and thank you for sharing where you are in your journey with me, with all of us. I say feel these why’s, these desires for the next few days, and ask yourself when you are ready: What shifts or changes do I need to invite and welcome into my life to begin allowing this into a reality for me? What can I do to begin implementing these into my day today? I can’t wait to hear what comes forward for you πŸ™‚ So much love xo

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  94. Stephanie

    I did this exercise last time with you Nisha, and I actually found my comment in this comment train from last time as well. I was able to get a slightly better result I think from last time, but I’m still in the same position I was before. Same company, same boss, same problems. (Control+F and search for Stephanie, if you’d like to read it again) We recently had a team member leave, and I had lunch with her the other day, and she said something that I kind of already knew, but she really made it clear. She said “Steph, I realized that nothing was going to change, until I changed it myself.” So, I dusted off my resume, and I’m updating it now. I’m hoping to find something that more aligns with my North Star, and has a better culture. I find that my soul is being crushed every day at work.

    Here are my new responses to the exercise.
    Why for me:
    confidence
    organized
    management
    grounded
    finding a place for all the pieces
    solving problems
    accomplishment
    respected
    balance
    fun
    makes me smile
    use my brain
    motivating

    Why for the world:
    more women in engineering
    save the world
    energy crisis
    make a better future

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    • Nisha

      I love to see you here again Stephanie πŸ™‚ and what a powerful place you are in right now. I see you fulfilling these intentions for yourself with grace and ease. This is your time sister! There is greatness in you waiting to be birthed xo

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  95. Kouros

    My why for me is creating a beautiful, blissful, passionate, financially free, and fun life. A life in harmony with nature and infused with divinity.

    My why for the world.. To help facilitate a world that lives in harmony with nature, where each human is living their dreams and passion, and humanity is connected as one race with love and peace at it’s core. No human is hungry, thirsty, lacking shelter, or any other basic needs. A regenerated Earth, and an evolved humanity is my why for the world.

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    • Nisha

      Love this so much Kouros, and may your why manifest into reality. What a beautiful vision, thank you so much for sharing xo

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  96. Karina

    Hi Nisha,

    This was a great exercise. I love the idea of holding this paper close for the next few days.

    Why for me: freedom of working for myself, being creative by making beautiful products and also by expanding in every direction using the multiple skills needed to be an entrepreneur. Dwelling in beauty, creativity, sharing and connecting, bringing nature into the city.

    Why for the world: I want to connect our urban lives to the truth that nature is all around us, all the time. Help people find the deep grounding and spiritual joy of feeling immersed in nature, even when we’re in the city.

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    • Nisha

      I throughly enjoyed reading your every word here Karina, thank you for holding this for us all, so happy to have you here sister xo

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  97. Chantelle Adams

    Nisha, you are so amazing! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful, heart felt and needed message! I have attained some amazing success in my biz going from 0 to 6 figures in 9 months and selling out all my programs and hosting my own live events BUT I am starting to feel exactly how you have described… my life is my to do list. I am owned by the next thing and it never ends and I know this is not the life I desire. I teach my speaking clients to find their North Star too for their speech and their message and I love how you have added the bigger vision of the North Star to ME and what I want to feel and what I want for the world.

    My WHY is to feel free to enjoy my children now to play, laugh and get out on adventures together, every day not just on the weekends. To be truly present with those I love and have a deep satisfying relationship with others and myself and to nurture my spirituality so I FEEL my calling not just for my business but for my life. I desire to be location independent and be able to live simply but travel the world building schools and orphanages and teaching business to women in third world countries. I want to be able to take my children all over the world but not in 5 star luxury but grassroots travel, in the communities, with those in need, supporting and giving back and finding the true meaning of happiness. I want to create stages where I invite others to share their stories of courage and I want to create a documentary of courageous people all over the world from simple acts of daily courage to huge feats of courage… I want to share their stories and change lives because their voice is being heard. My BIG North Star is to give everyone a chance to share their story by finding their voice and having the courage to share it with the world and by giving them a platform to do just that. I want to learn many new things, I want to paint, I want to create beautiful things, I want to go horseback riding and ATVing, I want time to enjoy more of the life I am living while still making a HUGE difference in others lives through my work and the world through my humanitarian efforts. I see myself holding BIG events with thought leaders from around the world and courageous everyday people sharing their stories. I want to create a massive movement that is bigger than me and that is why I feel torn with always working… interested to see how to have that bigger impact when not working all the time! You are a beautiful example of this and excited for the next video, thank you for shining your light in the world!!!! xoxo

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    • Nisha

      I can feel the love and passion in your heart for yourself, and for the world Chantelle. Thank you for playing such a powerful role in your life and from that space, in others. May all of these desires become a beautiful reality for you xo

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  98. Andrea Cairella

    My North Star…
    for me: inner peace, expansive, free, inner trust, security, confidence, spiritually guided (inspired action), fully self-expressed, fun, play, joy, full self-love and acceptance, free time, feeling inspired, hopeful, supported (by team, friends, family, mastermind), youthful and bright, international travel, laughter with friends, outdoor bike rides and walks in nature and by the ocean, dancing, dates with my wonderful husband, girls nights out, present, grounded, centered, intentional, vitality, clear boundaries with self and others, consistent follow-through, regular self-care routine, vibrant energy as I shine my light in the world.

    for the world: supporting couples and families to find inner peace and self-love, creating community and connection, deeper compassion and empathy in the world, hope, inspired action through conscious living and loving, harmony and peaceful interactions, open-mindedness, kindness, heart-centered vulnerability, courage, respect for others and the environment, humility and sincerity, apologizing for causing hurts and acknowledging behaviors that cause pain so deep forgiveness can take place, healing, unity, enlightenment, feminine gentle power in men and women, collaboration and partnership, mutual understanding, openness and honesty.

    I love the work that you are doing in the world Nisha and support you in mind, heart, body and spirit from one sister to another. Many blessings. πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      I so love this Annie, and it gave me shivers to read how you hearticulated such beautiful sentiments. Grateful for you, and for knowing you. Thank you for all that you are sister xo

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  99. Rachel

    This was a great way to affirm to myself where my heart is at. My Why for Me is to increase my sense of Self and faith as well as to experience a sense of true love of life. My Why for the World is to help others in discovering their own true potential through self exploration and the journey inward. Now just trying to simplify that into my North Star phrase! πŸ™‚ thank you to all of my Sista’s out there showing love and support for one another. We are all beautiful and awesome!

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    • Nisha

      What a gift you are Rachel, thank you so much for this sister. Embracing your why’s with much love xo

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  100. Jennifer

    Thank you for this exercise… Why for me – I recently changed my business model to help me live a lifestyle more suited to my dreams. Now a month in, I realize that even though my biz is structured differently and should give me more freedom, I am still approaching it the same way – that there is always some piece of the puzzle left undone, still something on my to-do list left nagging. My why for me craves a sense of freedom and zest for life and CONNECTION with others within my biz and beyond my biz. As for why for the world, I feel very clear – to alleviate suffering for those who have struggled with their weight and poor self esteem and body image for their entire lives.

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    • Nisha

      Freedom, Zest for life and Connection….Yes! I can feel this in you Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing and for feeling the call to help in such a powerful way xo

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  101. Gina

    My “Why for Me” focuses on money, the source of all my stress and the majority of my worries. It’s what keeps me tied to a career I don’t love just so I can provide for my family. Lack of it prevents my husband and I from having another child, which I strongly resent. My ideal would include a means for me to earn what I’m worth and actually love doing it. I don’t want to worry about what we’re going to do if there’s an emergency or how are we going to pay our bills. I’m physically exhausted from worry and I can’t do it anymore. I need another way. This is not what my life was supposed to look like. My “Why for the World” is to bring compassion and value for life back into those I work with. I want to educate people on how amazing all life is and why it should be cherished, respected, and valued. There is so much violence and cruelty in our world, people just don’t value life. It makes me incredibly sad.

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    • Nisha

      I so hear you Gina, and I want to lovingly invite you to see these promptings of your heart as the key that will assist you in creating that ease and freedom you are seeking. I invite you to welcome ways in which you can be shown how your why’s can be of great support for everyone around you and from this space, manifest the financial freedom you are ready to create for yourself and your family. I am rooting for you sister xo

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  102. Megan

    Interesting what showed up while doing this exercise … “why for me” lots of connection to the divine and deep inner wisdom … expressions like, “awesome divine connection,” full expression of the divine,” … “answering a deep herald that is a seed planted in my making” … and with e-reading over the “why for me’s” a feeling of fear/panic sets in and see a sliver/glimmer of how this playing small is familiar and how limiting fear is and how it’s important for the “why for the world.” For when letting go and surrendering a miracle happens … life happens … the holiest of holies … a modern mystic helping others transform through the dark muck to the other side of fear into a life of living in abundance and thriving … transformation in action.

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    • Nisha

      So beautiful Megan! Keep visiting this for yourself until it becomes so delicious inside it can’t help but be your everyday reality xo

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  103. Laureen

    Two of my “Why for me” is that I want to be able to spend time doing the things I love with the people I love & to be financially free. I like helping my family financially and it hurts when they need money for something and I cannot help.

    The “Why for the World” is that I want to help women really understand how important they are.

    Right now my business is about helping business women gain clarity in life & work. But after doing B-school I have decided to change that to helping new mothers gain clarity, which involves every aspect of their life. I just think mothers have an HUGE impact on the world. I don’t think they truly understand that. Who they are as a person influences who their children will be, how their spouse will treat others, how their friends will see themselves. And that has a domino effect.

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    • Nisha

      I feel so excited reading your new found North Star for you Laureen. I would love to hear how this all unfolds for you. Thank you for saying yes to your heart sister xo

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      • Laureen

        I’ll let you know πŸ™‚ You are the coach of my coach, btw, and I am enjoying the fruits of your labors through her. Tara Zirker is awesome!

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  104. Martina

    Hi Nisha,

    Thank you so much for this soulful message. I totally love it… you’re such a beauty on camera and a joy to listen to xx

    My North Star is a combination of my ‘Why for Me’ being the feelings of PASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT, FREE FLOWING ABUNDANCE, JOYFUL EXCELLENCE AND DIVINE BEAUTY – these are my Core Desired Feelings and what motivates me to wake up every day and do what I do. As well as that, my ‘Why for The World’ is to see a more Loving, Connected and Whole society.

    I truly honour the work you are doing and look forward to playing along and joining you in whatever way I can <3

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    • Nisha

      Thanks so much Martina, and your core desires feelings lit up for me as I was reading them, so much magic and power in them. I can’t wait to have you join me and our sisterhood more closely when the time aligns for you. Love to you xo

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  105. Sarah Grace

    Thank you for this potent and supportive video Nisha! My North Star is supporting the world to heal trauma within our bodies, psyches, and emotions. To be a race of humanity walking free from unresolved trauma, where we are free to live, dance, sing, express our beauty, love, and Medicine with the world. My passion is supporting moms and babies from the early stages, where we can truly know we are love, loved, and safe in this world. I see myself with confidence, clarity and feeling empowered in this Calling in life. That my presence of Heart and Authentic Love, supports others, while just being me. Thank you Nisha, Love, Sarah

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    • Nisha

      Your words are heart opening, and I can feel what an important and precious role you are stepping into with the women you get to work with. What a gift you are sister xo Thank you for sharing you in this way.

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  106. Kerry

    North Star. My why in a nutshell: Living and BEING. Financial freedom, abundance, building an off the grid home with my beloved, growing my own food, having animals, simple life. Non activity = creative spontaneity. Travelling – capturing and sharing the world, teaching and sharing my knowledge. Constantly learning, growing and evolving, having a BIG impact on the world without sacrificing my whole life, BALANCE and just being, caring for this planet, saving and healing this planet. Loving openly and fearlessly. Constantly creating. Seeing the magic that is all around me in every passing moment. Presence.

    Why for the world: Positive evolution, awareness and care for the planet and all living beings. More love and compassion. SEEING THE MAGIC IN EVERYTHING AROUND US! Sunset, moonrise, birth, growth, death. We are on a giant rock hurtling through space, its all a fcking miracle. Seeing though the illusions. Seeing through the illusions. Seeing through the illusions. Abundance for everyone. Self love = other love. Planet healing, heaven on earth, seeing the big picture. LOVE, oneness x

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    • Nisha

      This is all so beautiful Kerri, thank you so much for sharing your vision. It is incredibly powerful xo

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  107. Jill

    Thanks Nisha for an inspiring vid.
    Why for Me: freedom, hiking, sunshine, beach life, love (self and for others), family, friendship, playfulness.
    Why for the World: inspire and coach women to live a passionate and awesome life.
    xxx

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    • Nisha

      Love this so much Jill! Thank you for being here sister xo

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  108. Tina

    Nisha,
    This video was right on time. The why for me and the world is to seek and discover my authenticity and to inspire others to do the same.

    To ME and the WORLD:
    “Don’t be afraid of what you may find along the way. Know that you are worthy of healing and feeling complete.”

    Love, Tina

    Thanks Nisha!!!

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    • Nisha

      Much love to you Tina! I support you and your vision xo

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  109. Justyna

    Good day to everyone! It was hard but creative job to find mine North Star. Here it is: ACTIVE PEOPLE understanding their body&soul, loving to live with OTHERS and close to THE NATURE.

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    • Nisha

      Love it Justyna! Thank you for sharing this with all of us here xo

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  110. Isabel

    My “Why For Me” is all about creating financial freedom for myself so that I can never think about where money is coming from and that it will just flow forth through the amazing things that I do in my life and business. I want to be able to buy a beautiful home by the sea with my loved one and to travel the world freely. To have an online business that generates an abundance of income to live my life beautifully and stress-free. My “Why For The World” is that I want to inspire women to love their bodies and to believe that they can create magic in their lives. I want to be able to create awesome retreats and write books and courses for women to help them (and us!) to come together and live a healthy life, to feel sexy and confident in their bodies and who they truly are. To make their dreams come true xxx

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    • Nisha

      I see this all happening for you Isabel : ) Keep this beautiful vision close to your heart. Love to you sister xo

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  111. Julia

    Love this video! Really excited for the whole series! Between a lot of desire mapping and recent bschool work, I’ve really been digging deep to figure out my whys. Right now my whys for me are knowing that I can wake up every day with the ability to create anything I want. I can work as much or as little as I want in building something that fills me up and allows me to serve and connect with others. I do it for the feeling of abundance, not just financially, but also in time for self care, growing relationships, and traveling. My whys for the world are to connect women to finding their true passions and doing so while taking care of themselves and connecting with others.

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    • Nisha

      This is all sorts of beautiful Julia! Thank you so much for engaging and participating in such a powerful way. Your life is your precious creation xo Thank you sister!

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  112. Sasha Cagen

    I wrote my whys very quickly just to see how it would come out: at peace, rested, healed, loving, open-hearted, fun, friendship, love, flow. And for the world: connection, fun, flowing. These are my why desires of the moment. Thanks Nisha, I can certainly relate to the sense of ambition taking over everything else, and I see that happening a lot around me too. I think this exercise can yield unexpected fruits. πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      These are so beautiful Sasha, and I love that you allowed yourself to draw your why’s from your heart. Thank you so much for being here with all of us sister xo

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  113. Anushuka

    I am going to try this Nisha! Already on it. I think this video comes at a very important time in my life when am transitioning and am constantly overwhelmed about growing my business. This video has been a blessed reminder on refocusing. Thank you.

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    • Nisha

      I am so glad to hear this has been a supportive and helpful exercise for you Anushuka. May the transitions continue to be graceful in every way for you xo

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  114. Lynette

    Hi Nisha, you have such a gift for beautifully sharing your thoughts and ideas with others. Thank you for sharing! My Why for me linked to my Why for the world and that is to be able to have the financial freedom to follow my dreams and inspire others to follow theirs. I want to inspire others to lead healthier lives by making healthier food choices and lifestyle choices that will make them happier and healthier people. I want to be a part of a strong community of people who are loving themselves and loving others and causing a ripple effect that will be so contagious that other communities will notice, desire this and follow. I want to see communities pop up everywhere where people care about each other and help each other and grow together and where children are safe and nurtured and loved so deeply that they grow up to be the people they are intended to be.

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    • Nisha

      I love this heart centered vision for you and for the world Lynette. Thank you for sharing it here with us, and for allowing yourself to step fully into it with love xo

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  115. Joanna

    Hello Nisha!! What a beautiful video! Here are the ” why? ” that came out this morning, after my meditation : embracing my loving side, expressing my creativity, feeling free to be just the authentic me, laughing, pure, open, motherhood, peacefull, loving lover and partner, loving responsible adult to my parents and the community, openness, bliss, clarity about my message, helping women embracing their true self, sisterhood, divine, love, tenderness, abundance, joy, energy. CREATE LOVE.
    As for the world, being all the above, I would love to help elevate the frequency of the world and so, I came up with community projects to teach meditation and yoga and help others evolve and consciously create a better place for all of us. CONTRIBUTION.

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  116. Nisha

    Thank you for feeling this beautiful vision in your heart and sharing here with me, and with all of us Joanna. So much beauty is here for you and for the world. Thank you sister xo

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  117. Aran

    I have always had a general idea of what my “North Star” was. Putting it down on paper has made all the difference. Since I have done this writing exercise I am much more aware of the driving forces behind all the action in my daily life. That really is where we should all be starting. For a majority of my life I have always done things because I thought they “needed” to be done. Got a job that made me lots of money, went of to college, had all the nice things. I was always moving so fast, I felt like I couldn’t even keep up with myself. Until recently I had never slowed down enough to figure out if all of this movement truly lined up with my souls desires. Most of these things did not. Which is a good portion of the reason I was feeling so drained in my day to day life.

    I figured I would share one portion of my north star for me, and then one for the world.
    For myself: Conscious presence, where God is always found. Not trapped by the past or fearing the future.
    For the world: To create an environment in which children do not have to spend a portion of their lives undoing all their conditioning. Creating a space for them to be who they are, to learn and make mistakes and grow in an accepting, loving environment.

    I am so thankful for this challenge and how it is allowing me to slow down and ask myself some very important questions. But most importantly it has given me the space to simply love myself. I would love to connect with all of you ladies and join together with a group of motivated passionate women. I am on instagram as symbioticdelights I would love to connect with you all and see all the wonderful progress you are making on your path to freedom!!

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    • Nisha

      So happy to have you here with us Aran, and hope you can join us for Fierce Fabulous Free. There will many amazing sisters there with you, with all of us. I love your vision sister xo

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  118. Denise

    Nisha,

    Thank you so much for your video. I almost did not do this assignments. I’ve always instinctively written down, visualized, and accomplished all of my goals beyond my wildest dreams. I was born with a spiritual sense and always felt that I had a purpose. I was very goal oriented, ambitious and driven. But then the unimaginable happened (probably from the stress). I fell ill and have struggled with my health for 12 years. The good thing is, I beat the odds using those skills.

    I had a kidney transplant in August 2015 and got my life back. But now I’m lost! I don’t feel that spiritual sense or internal roadmap that I once had. I did the assignment and my core values are the same, but the details of how to get there or the steps are not. I have all of these skills, talents, and education that I received fulfilling goals of every year that I don’t how to use pursuing my new dreams. Everything has changed from my experience. I don’t know where to start. I have a million and one ideas. To top it off, I’ll be 50 in August (my 1 yr kidney transplant anniversary mo). This is a great start. However, it was very painful to complete. I am hopeful that this will be a good start to the new me. Again, thank you!

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    • Nisha

      Hi Denise, let me start by saying that I am so grateful that you are here, and grateful that the transplant has allowed you a new beginning. And I love that you are inquiring and asking yourself these questions, that you are realizing that things have shifted, and to me that is a sign of growth and expansion πŸ™‚ I invite you to try and check the second video of the series, where I believe you can be supported in finding the answers you are seeking for. Let me know how it goes after you explore it. Much love to you sister, and thank you again for sharing your story with me xo

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  119. Stacey

    I’m loving this challenge and Nisha’s fresh take on this topic.

    My Why for Me is to lead a life of camaraderie, love, joy, adventure, magical moments and intimacy with myself and others. Although I do not aspire to be immensely wealthy, I will state that abundance in general, not just in materialistic terms would be a necessary component to this.

    My Why for the World, is to help others in some way to dream and achieve that vision for their life. To be able to experience the same love, magic and opportunites that I have had, which not everyone has in their life.

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    • Nisha

      Beautiful vision Stacey, I thank you so much for sharing and I see this unfolding for you with love and ease, yes! xo

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  120. healingfem

    I absolutely love your energy and simplistic guidance! Roughly ten years ago healingfem was birthed from my desire to assist women but only became an email address. My attempted to create countless dreams after this original dream. Now my Why for Me is back to healingfem a service to women providing spiritual tools, workshops, and feminine products. My Why for the World is assisting women in returning to our innate gift to perform rituals on a individual and global scale to activate loving peaceful evolutionary change!!!

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    • Nisha

      This is wonderful to hear Healingfem and I am excited to see that your dream has re-emerged for you to follow through with your vision xo Love to you sister

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  121. Damayanty

    I can boil it down to living for Fullness in Love. Thanks for the support sisters! Love you all
    xo
    damayanty

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    • Nisha

      Beautifully stated Damayanty, thank you so much for sharing sister xo

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  122. Tiffany Patterson

    Absolutely lovely video Nisha πŸ™‚ My sister (yes real one ;)) pointed me to you and I’m already feeling the reason why. I did this exercise and re-connected with a lot of my “whys” which is very important to me. I’ll share one from each because I filled up the page once I let my brain free-flow.
    Why for me: I want to experience moments with my family when time feels frozen.
    Why for the world: I want the world to experience food and exercise as a joyful experience instead of using it as punishment or comfort.

    My other sister and I were athletes turned personal trainers turned bikini fitness competitors and we’ve experienced health and fitness throughout the entire spectrum of despising and depriving our bodies to loving and nurturing them. We’re now starting to understand and venture down the pathway of utmost love and appreciation for our mind and body health and it’s something that we want everyone to know, understand, and practice in their daily lives. Writing it down makes it that much more real. Thanks Nisha! xo

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    • Nisha

      I love this Tiffany, and what beautiful and supportive vision for yourself and for the world you hold. I love that you are here with us, and give your sister a big hug from me xo

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  123. Serena

    Beautiful video, loved it! πŸ™‚ I am going to start my training with IIN in May. I am very excited and deciding on doing it left me feeling very happy inside. I feel this journey will be completing my dreams and visions and myself, complete the answers to my whys. I can create change for myself, my family and my community and the world and with this will come financial abundance and independence. I can follow my dreams, do something I am passionate about and help others creating a happier and healthier life for themselves. Thanks Nisha xxx

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    • Nisha

      Beautiful Serena, and I can join in the excitement with you, it sounds like this is, and will continue to be such a supportive journey for you. Thank you for sharing sister xo

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  124. Angela

    How many of us have done vision boards…to many times but they end up being very materialistic. I was not sure how to start this exercise but i focused on How it will Feel. This is what I discovered.

    Wake up every morning felling inspired! from the clothes I put on my back to the thoughts that enter my day. My life will be a expression of creativity. I will feel loved, motivated and beautiful. I will dance and let go. Inspire my family and friends. Take bold risks and speak my truth and always be genuine. I will find new experiences and be surround by a like minded tribe of spiritual Si-Star’s! My practice is magical and I open myself up to forgiving and loving others and myself. I search for inspiration daily & I take care of my needs. My world will be filled with Inspiration and creativity and positive people. I will inspire the world and it will inspire me.

    I Aim True to follow my North Star!

    Angela

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    • Nisha

      Angela love, this was so beautiful to read and I love how heart centered your vision is, just beautiful! Thank you Si-Star! xo

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  125. Julie

    I can tell after reading through so many comments that these videos are totally new to me but must have been going on for a while. I’m excited to have found your site and know that these exercises are something that I have desperately needed to do. After reading through everyone else’s comments, I am inspired but feel I’ve not gotten the clarity I need. My list seems to be a grandiose wish list and I’m not sure how to focus in on what my “North Star” truly is. Any suggestions? There are definitely things I want to do/accomplish, both from a healthy selfish standpoint and a giving one based on my journey and experiences. I’m just not sure that this long list I have really can be summed up into one North Star. In fact I don’t feel clarity at all…all advice welcome! πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      Hi Julie, welcome and so glad you are here : ) I love that your heart is happy to provide you with a long list and my one loving suggestion to you is to check in with you every day, with patience and consistency until your North Star reveals itself to you, for some of us this can happen in a matter of hours, for some of us, it may take us a week, whatever long it may be, your vision is worth inquiring about, and I invite you to see it as a delicious place and space to come to, even here through the exploration of it. Watch the video once more, and see what your heart whispers to you. I am so excited to see what unfolds for you xo

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  126. Sue

    As a single, semi retired lady and empty nester of 50 yrs I want to have a new purpose. Although my beautiful adult children are always in one way or another needing me, I feel this lack of purpose. I want to find a organization where I can make a difference no matter how small to feel the love of the world. As the next months come into play, of seeing my first child completely fly from the next as she graduates from college and my second heading to Europe to study abroad I feel this lack of purpose that was always there as they were there. I am a artist yet I can’t get motivated to do my art and I know I must be easy on myself but I just feel that something inside of me is missing. Where did this passion for art, and love go? I would love a new relationship as I have been divorce for 5 yrs now and there hasn’t been the right person to come along as well as I just don’t know what to do with my endless days of not making a difference in the world. to feel connected to something. My confidence in low as well as a weekly feeling on low self esteem. I want that back! I know only I can make that for me but not knowing when and how to start is frustrating. So for my why the world I want to feel love andconnected to someone, to connect to making a difference with some kind of volunteer work and for the why me: a purpose, love and self esteem as i find the right next thing to express how can help this world.

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  127. Nisha

    What beautiful Why’s you have here Sue, and to me, you are in a perfect space of new creations to come. I can’t help but feel excited for you as from I hear here, I can feel a very powerful woman who inspired her amazing children to be the very best they can be, and I know that is in you still, waiting to be ignited again. Would you join us for the Fierce Fabulous Free? I feel it can help you continue the momentum you have begun for yourself here. There will be many of us supporting you along the way there : ) I hope to see you there sister xo

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  128. Angela

    I really enjoyed this first video. My North Star—(Which I love as the guiding light) is teaching others simplicity and getting back to basics. We have just purchased our own land and are building our home so that we can homestead, part of my goal is to share with others our journey. Disconnecting from the world is hard and I know it will be hard for me when we finally transition onto our own land. My north star is teaching the whole process from beginning until end so that others who want to live sustainable can have a detail account of how to do it–and modify it as the need and deem necessary. I would like to access freedom, independance, a sense of purpose, fun, happiness and oneness.

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    • Nisha

      Wow Angela, what an amazing plan you have for yourself, and I love how your vision is to allow others to learn from you and with you. I know that you will create something beautiful for all. Thank you for your share sister xo

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  129. Gayle

    I’m so glad to have found this group of inspirational women! Actually, Nisha, I came to you through a friend, Christine (Bombay Mermaid) via Etsy. Interesting how we are lead to connect through different ways.
    Why for me is the financial freedom to be able to spend time with my children. Through a twist of faith and divorce, I now live and work in India – my children are all in California. So I would really like to be able to spend more time visiting and traveling with them – financial freedom. But, my work is in India, which brings me to the “why for the world”. I run a sustainable social enterprise for destitute widows in India. We make accessories and jewelry out of recycled silk saris and sell worldwide (via Etsy). I would really love to make an even bigger impact on the lives of more women in India, teaching them skills and marketing products that will give them the financial freedom!! By expanding my business, I can hire more women, giving both them and me that freedom!!

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    • Nisha

      This is so beautiful Gayle, and I love that you are helping so many women in India, and can appreciate your desire to want to give more to them, and more to yourself as well. It is all possible sister xo

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  130. Justina

    My “Why for Me?” all comes down to the very purpose of the whole Freedom Adventure: FREEDOM… I think we all want to be free, and we all SHOULD be free to have the lives we want. I want to be my own boss, so I can be free to do things on my own terms. I want to make my income based on the things I create and share with the world. I want to give other artists a platform to express their creativity. I want to inspire up and coming generations to do the same. Not enough young girls are able to realize their full potential and the power of the their own gifts! I want to help change that. I want to travel and see the world, which I don’t have the time or money to do right now, working for someone else. My “Why for the world?” is this – Because I personally feel that us humans were put on this earth to enjoy and marvel at all of its beauty. How can we do that if we’re a slave to the 9-5, or working for someone ELSE’S dream. It’s not fair! More people need to be financially independent, through their work/art! I want to help them make that happen! The world can only benefit from those who are FREE, because those are the people working to make this world a better place! And the more people ARE free, the better of a place this world WILL be as a result. Free to roam this beautiful earth and share their gifts of art, creativity, & love!

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    • Nisha

      Thank you Justina, I love your passion and the energy behind your words, you are the change we wish to see sister, thank you so much for being here xo

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  131. Debbie

    This is hard for me to write, because the big why for me is “to have fun stuff and time to play with it,” to feel unburdened, joyful and free. I dream of growing my health coaching business big enough to get out of debt and have enough free time to explore the world and the money to get what I need to do that. I noticed I immediately judged what I wanted as something selfish. And that’s a huge lesson for me right there…

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    • Nisha

      Thank you for sharing this Debbie, and I love your awareness around this, and invite to keep exploring it until you can ease into what feels good for you, we are supporting you all the way xo

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  132. Karen

    I want to help others & love aromatherapy & healing. I want to be out in nature more & create more natural remedies. I enjoy animals & plants. I want my home to be clear & natural & an open space where women of all backgrounds can come & share their personal spirituality. To heal ourselves & the world, it is good to be open, clear & honest. By also having a more tangible relationship with our animals, plants, family, knowledge about our earth, oceans and different backgrounds we can all help each other grow. I also wish to write & make a difference with my Mary Kay business. I wish to take the advice of wise women & be healthier with my financial management, and self-care of my body. I tend to get emotionally attached to food, introversion, overspending & co-dependent relationships. I am in my mid-40’s now & realize i need to be with other women to grow. I am still single & struggle to be independent sometimes. I have a strong faith in God & trust him. Thank-you! πŸ™‚

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    • Nisha

      These are all beautiful Karen, and I can feel the power and love in your calling of these, may it be so for you sister xo

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  133. Alicia

    My Why for Me: horses running. morning dew.. sun peeking through the mist, burning off the morning moisture. Hair up. smiling. A notion of immense peace and joy. Wide smile! Being in my family home that I grew up in.. but with a greater peace..fresh flowers. open windows. joy. order. love. peace. family. ease. Time. Gentle breeze. clean. gentle quiet happiness. flow..mornings together. Family all around. Harmony together <3
    My why for the World: Bringing this happiness. peace. love and family community to others. spreading the care. letting everyone know that they are loved and that they matter just as they are. <3

    Thank you for this deeply profound exercise Nisha! I've 'done' it before but never experienced this deep knowing impact. I've been struggling on decisions bc I was lacking clarity .. now I realize.. in my North Star. Now I KNOW the desire within me. where I need to be. and how am I meant to experience this life. This took me only minutes to write.. but it was so powerful because I finally connected with how I long to feel. I already feel inspiration and clarity for both my life and business. Wow. Stunned into a joyful silence and inner revelry! <3

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    • Nisha

      Thank you so much for this and your words Alicia, I am happy and moved to hear how this work has assisted you : ) Much love to you sister xo

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  134. Leigh

    I want to help people heal themselves using food. I want to educate others on their own power and inner resolve. I want to spread truth and knowledge because I believe that is powerful. I want to be near nature, I want fresh air and green things surrounding me, I want to feel good opening my windows and I want to want to be outside. I want an active lifestyle that is peaceful. I want to love what I do and be of service to others. I want my inside to reflect my outside. I want to believe what I say and what I write. I want to think loving, kind thoughts about myself. I want to be enough for me. I want to trust myself, and trust that I know how to take care of myself. I want to love me for me. I want clarity, peace, love, safety, truth, knowledge, and kindness.

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    • Nisha

      May it be so for you sweet Leigh. Thank you so much for sharing sister xo

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  135. Kristina

    I love this exercise so much. Each time I go through it, I gain more clarity and become more in alignment with my purpose and vision. Thanks, Nisha.

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    • NISHA

      You are so welcome, mama.

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  136. Ginger-vee

    I love watching your videos over and over again!

    Thanks for the north star guidance.

    Best
    Ginger-vee

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    • NISHA

      My pleasure, sweet Ginger-vee. Did you have a specific take-away to share about the North Star exercise? Thank you for watching!

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  137. Sally

    I loved this! My vision was clearer than it’s ever been and I was able to pull out some key things that I hadn’t before seen. I can’t wait for the next video!

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    • NISHA

      That’s wonderful Sally. Want to share your vision so we can all support you in making it happen? I’d love to know what great things you are up to on the world.

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  138. Rebecca

    I’ve wanted to be an architect since I was a little girl. And now I’m a big girl, and I have what I want, and I’m stuck. I’m afraid. Having my own business feels hard and scary and I’ve got little kids and house and car and so I am here, watching this video.y why for me? I want to feel confident! Strong, free, happy. I want to have time for my art, and I want my work to feel like my art again.
    My why for the world? Beauty, everywhere beauty, and attention to detail, and care and craft. Beauty.
    Thank you Nisha for sharing your tools and wisdom with us.

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    • NISHA

      Oh, sweet Rebecca. Thank you for sharing your Why for you and the World. I can feel your desire for freedom and security. I’m curious as to how you can start living your why right now. How can you add more time for your art? How can you add more beauty to the world? You don’t have to own your own business to do that. You can make it work just for you. I am so honored to share this journey with you, sister, and can’t wait to see what you create. Much love xox

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      • Rebecca W

        I already have my own business! And when I come in to work, my mind seems to want to be anywhere else but here. And if I could focus here, I could go home having accomplished enough to not come back and put in late nights. And I could work on my art at home guilt free. But I seem to be blocked at work- afraid of success? Of failure? And I stress eat to keep me glued to my chair long enough to get things done. I have a big portion of the breadwinning responsibility but also a lovely and supportive and hardworking husband. And my work as an architect DOES bring beauty to the world, but all the rest of it feels SO stressful.

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  139. Mia

    Just the thought of the North Star is inspiring. My Why for me: To feel free and beautiful in my own body. To laugh and find the joy in all that surrounds me. To give gratitude to my African and Lakota ancestors in a way that makes me feel more connected to them. To continue to learn about alternative health, shamanism, and herbs as I feel called to do. To continue to expand in my heart space through art, writing, travel,and creating beauty. To love myself thoroughly, leaving no space voided. My Why for the world: I want to see a world that glows with loving connection. One that shows grace and love to animals. I want to share feminine beauty with the world through my artwork, poetry, and other creative works. Joy is the feeling I want for the world, to fall in love with the beauty it has, so much so, that it brings us so much joy!

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    • NISHA

      What powerful, bold, and beautiful Whys. Mia. So it is, my love. And so it is.

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  140. Jessie

    I want to empower and inspire woman through leadership in finding their inner strength and true beauty. I’ve been a personal trainer for over 15 years and helped transform hundreds of woman physically, mentally and spiritually while reaching there true potential. I love seeing someone blossom with strength and confidence they didn’t know they had. I want woman to understand that anything is within their reach, believe and you shall receive.

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful Jessie. Thank you so for sharing your vision with us. Honored to support you on your journey. xo

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  141. Lara Brightside

    Thank you for this, Nisha! I had hoped to meet you in person at Afest last year and our paths did not cross. Maybe next time!

    So I got pretty specific (and even physical/material – maybe it’s my Taurus Sun/Taurus Moon coming out) with my “why for me” and “why for the world.”

    Under “why for me” I have: beautiful home, funky creative co-working office space, spiritual feminine daily personal practices, singing and collabing in music, at home kirtan gatherings, home concerts, sexual-sensual-intimate time with my Lover, time in nature, time with family, girl time, leading the growth of our businesses in a harmonious way.

    Under why for the world I have: through mine and my partner’s work and via our clients’ work… affecting people transforming their lives to be fully supported by doing what they love and what excites them; influencing people to dance, play, and create freely, and to be happy and healthy while helping to change the world. These words come to mind and heart: Entrepreneurial, spiritual, loving, positivity, health.

    My partner in love, life and business, and I also recently did a ritual together where we each lit 4 candles to represent an intention… this is what came to us in the moment:

    1) Joy – to be joyful and to have fun everyday in what we experience & create together
    2) Transparency – to be 100% transparent, open, and vulnerable
    3) Health – to put our health first and to inspire others to do the same
    4) Enjoyment – to have a sense of simply enjoying the present moment, no matter what, even when times are tough
    5) Love – love is everything and infused into everything we are and do
    6) Trust – to fully trust in what we know, who we are, who we are together, our Higher Selves, the Universe, and our limitless potential
    7) Community – to be leaders in creating healthy, happy communities, online and offline
    8) Abundance – we are creators of abundance of resources, not depletors

    Thank you for this exercise! Perfect timing for me I feel and has helped formulate what I’ve had floating around for some time…

    One question… what do you say to working through overwhelm and fear when it comes to actually doing what I really want to do? Now I know what I want… how can I be sure I follow through and work through any fears I have?

    Much love to you sister, you’re amazing (and I LOVE your branding!!!),
    ~Lara Brightside <3

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    • NISHA

      Laura, dear. This is brilliant. I am so passionately in love with what you are up to and your WHY for you and for the world. And what an amazingly powerful ritual. Kudos to you.

      Now, on to your question about working through overwhelm and fear. In the second video in the series (which will be released tomorrow), I show you how to create a Compass to help you decide what to focus on each day. That should help. But also, being a part of a supportive community- whether online or in person- is so important. Lastly, really think about what is behind the fear and shift that into curiosity and/or excitement. Hope that helps <3

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  142. Cindia

    I lost my vision for myself and the world and fell into a deep depression. I tried to climb out of this deep dark tunnel for years. Failure after failure, fired all kinds or ways like after the Christmas Party after exchanging gifts. Another time 5 minutes before 5:00 p.m. It’s not working out and we are letting you go. Laid-off unexpectedly and having to leave a good job because my boss was a known pervert and sexually harassed me and he was 2nd in charge of large citywide agency (5,000 employees) and I found out later he had done it before. That was 10 years ago and since then I have only been able to work temp jobs or part time jobs. I have done over 25 network marketing businesses where I spent much more money than I made. Buying the products, going to the conventions and buying books, tapes,videos, CDs and DVDs and marketing material.

    I lost my dream and my vision. When I became an empty nester as a single parent I lost my why and my purpose in life. I eventually lost myself. I’ve been wandering through life for years with nothing to wake up to or go to bed for. (it’s 4:21 a.m.)

    When I saw this program on Facebook and she emphasized a FREE training program. I said maybe it’s not another gimmick to get you to buy $500 product pack. As I listen to Nisha speak I felt a sincere commitment from her to really make a difference in our lives and the first written exercise “Why for me and Why for the world” really had me to think and dream again. I feel a since of aliveness that I haven’t felt in a loooooooooonnnnnggggg time, a very long time. I am looking forward to the next videos. And when the time comes to purchase anything, I hope and pray that I will be gainfully employed or running a profitable business so I can invest in the products. I am getting my voice, my vision and my dreams back just from the first training video. AMEN πŸ™‚ Thank you and may God continue to bless you and all the people involved. Cindia W. Boston, MA 9/10/15

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    • NISHA

      Sister love. I honor your courage to just.keep.going and feel your desire to come alive again. I am thrilled you have found your way here and I can’t wait for you to see the remaining videos. I would also encourage you to check out my website (NishaMoodley.com) for some really powerful blog posts that may speak to your heart. I am here for you, sweet Cindia. Together, we will forge ahead on this beautiful journey called life. Much love to you xox

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  143. Theresa

    I’ve been doing this exercise as inspired by you for years, and today it brought me to my knees. My North Star is simply to spread the love of Mother/Father God on the planet. That’s all.
    I am not sure what is going on for me today surrounding this, but there is definitely a major internal shift and restructuring going on.
    Thank you, Nisha. Sending oceans of Love.

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    • NISHA

      Congratulations Theresa. What a powerful WHY and such clarity is beautiful to witness. I am so honored to support you on this journey. Much love xo

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  144. Leisse

    Why? Because I want to live a life that is deeply enriched by love.

    The more I learn about what that really means, to choose love + vulnerability over and over again, instead of choosing fear + the litany of emotions that tag along with fear, the more confident I am that this is my life’s true path.

    My north star.

    I am a writer, which means that by nature I am a story teller. I have a blog in which I talk about “the real stuff” in an increasingly fresh, real, and honest way. The more I can share about my experiences and commitment to living with and choosing love, above all else, the more I change my own immediate “frequency.”

    When I change my own frequency, I know that is the drop of water that causes the ripples to the community nearby and beyond.

    The message I want to send out, for me and for the world, is about constantly choosing love. Even when it’s messy, uncomfortable, and especially when it’s scary. Love for yourself, love for those around you…you have to keep loving.

    Thanks for the push in the right direction to get clearer on why + how I want to live.

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    • NISHA

      So beautiful Leisse. I love that you are choosing to love and vulnerability. Exactly what the world needs. Thank you for sharing.

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  145. Kimberley

    Synchronicity is such a beautiful thing! Thank you Kate Northrup for introducing me to Nisha, and hence, to all of you delicious ladies on this amazing journey!
    Yes, we are the ones to change the world for the betterment of all! I have felt this so radically for years now.
    I just turned 60 years young in August, and whether it is because I have that many years of knowing what I want while remaining in suspended animation, or whether it simply is time, I am absolutely on fire to live my best life, and give you all my unbridled best!
    Clarity, discernment, and loving intention amongst women of heart and soul are powerful motivators!
    Today, I finish constructing the chiffon blouse I have been working on so that I can teach the ‘how to’ in the hands’-on class series I Am planning. Today, I honor my commitments to my daughter, my customers, and my girlfriend for whom I am housesitting this weekend. And, tonight, I am taking a luxurious bath before retiring early enough to allow for uninterrupted mediation before beginning my day tomorrow. Namaste, my lovelies! ☺️

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    • NISHA

      I love this on so many levels. Swooning over you, delicious Kimberley.

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  146. Alexandra

    Nisha – you are exactly what so many women need right now and I am grateful to have come across you. Thank you for this inspiration. Alexandra

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    • NISHA

      Thank you for your kind words Alexandra. Great to have you here, sister.

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  147. Pam

    What a great video and it’s exactly what I was looking for. I am overworked, overwhelmed and exhausted. I’ve been trying to transition from my current job (traditional) to as a wellness coach. I have a perfect background, tons of experience but just can’t get off the ground and/or make jump. Creating the why statements help me focus. Can’t wait to see what else I learn! Thank you! I will be sharing.

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    • NISHA

      Thank you Pam. I can’t wait to see what you create. Much love to you.

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  148. Michelle

    I journaled about this exercise and did feel inspired to share. Right now I don’t know what these ‘why’s’ look like as far as a tangible path in life but I think it speaks to my guiding visions and motivations.

    Why for me: passion in what I am doing, creativity, connecting and sharing with others, has an impact on other and inspires change, improves the world in some way. I feel connected to life, energized, creative, empowered, free of doubt and day to day is fun even if it is hard work (and not necessarily more work). I do feel motivated to have a flexible schedule, work amongst a team of connected and open-minded people where everyone is involved.

    Why for the world: A place of acceptance and open-minds, compassion, responsibility and accountability. People working as a team and working to help others. A safe place full of joy and gratitude and where people are connected to each other. Free from shame.

    In all of this exercise I never mentioned love, interestingly. I read a commentator who did speak about love and it was a great reminder. That is ultimately what I want to feel and want for the world: unconditional love for others and a world full of unconditional love.

    Thank you for sharing this!

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    • NISHA

      Love comes in many forms – play, connection, acceptance, creativity, artistry, sharing, being. You are right where you need to be, Michelle. I am so proud of the work you have done so far to declare your WHYs. Thank you so much for sharing and being such an inspiration.

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  149. Gertrud

    …mmm…my North Star is a wanderlust lifestyle, freedom of effortless BEing – not DOing, abundant safety, withholding and living within a “Space of Love” family domain/hectare, birthing healthy and cosmic children via a loving, lovable and love-able partnership, and healing animals.

    …to smile, cackle, chortle and laugh with immense passion, trust and wildness.

    …my heart and Soul are screaming like a banshee for 2.5 acres of remote land and a cozy cabin; it’s my intention to be a forest witch and heal animals whilst being an empowered, nurturing and creative mother.

    …for the world, I wish the same: freedom, integrity of Spirit, feeling of feelings, loving Mother Earth, living wildly and supportively with animals, enJOYing sisterhood and obliterating dominance.

    Please words, manifest. So it is. Thank you. Thank me.

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    • NISHA

      And so it is, my dear Gertrud. And so it is.

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  150. Paula Hill

    Thank you are words, just words, that can only express a small inkling of what I feel after generating the exercises you recommend. I had been doing the work, with visualization, around my new endeavor, yet, in the continuation of your expression, I evolve the vision to so much more, encompassing the peripheral as well. Believe in the Joy!

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    • NISHA

      Yes Paula. Believe in the Joy. Beautifully stated.

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  151. Sarah

    My North Star takes the form of a destination, a landing point to settle my feet and allow them to take roots. A place that allows me the freedom of open spaces for adventure and challenges that allow for growth and wisdom. A place where community exists wholeheartedly and diversity is welcomed and accepted among us. A place of beauty, happiness and love. Perhaps once I start enforcing these desires within my own self it will manifest among others and provide what I am seeking on a grander scale! This is my Polaris πŸ™‚

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful Sarah. I can actually envision what your WHY looks and feels like. Such clarity is so powerful. Thank you for sharing your WHY and yourself with the world.

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  152. Sandy

    My why is feeling free to do what I desire to do, whether is be for myself or for others. My entire life I have loved to serve others and to have the financial abundance to do so is my desire. I am putting it out there to be able to learn, take classes, experience knowledge to pass on to others. I want to visit my daughter when desired and take family on vacations to experience nature. I want a loving relationship with my husband. I want to be generous to anyone that I am called to help, either financially or through inspiration and knowledge. Finding my own inner strength and harmony. I wish to continue to develop my intuition and be a part of the solution to the worlds challenges. I want to be a part of collectively bringing peace and love to the planet. Peace-Love-Joy-Energy-Health-Passion-Purpose.

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    • NISHA

      I love your kind generous heart, Sandy. What a beautiful way of being you are calling forth. I definitely want to live in your world.

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  153. mirna

    I WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF THIS.. AND HELP YOU SPREAD THE FREEDOM IN LIFE TO OTHERS.

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    • NISHA

      Wonderful Mirna. So honored to have you in this beautiful community. Looking forward to our journey together. xox

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  154. Jean

    Thanks, Nisha. I have been looking for this conversation for a long time and am glad to have found it (IIN Module 39). I have so much to give but find myself stopped by feelings of overwhelm and self-doubt. Though I have accomplished much in my life, I feel I am not “there” yet, or where I want to be, making as much of an impact as I can. I look forward to continuing with you.
    Jean

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    • NISHA

      Oh, Jean. I can totally relate to how you are feeling. But remember, sister, there is no “there” there. You are where you are. But you don’t have to be in the same place tomorrow or the next day. Keep moving forward, staying focused on your North Star (and your Why for you and your Why for the world) and take action each day to make it a reality. What can you add to your life right now that could help curb the overwhelm and self-doubt? What action can you take right now that will make a small difference? My love, you are not alone. Allow this sisterhood to support and nurture you. You’ve got this, Jean. And we’ve got you. xox

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  155. Carmen

    Good writing exercise to start the process on discovering my north star. Why for me? & Why for the world?,is a good focus to start my day & projects. I think I have feared the term , ‘What’s in it for me?’, as being crude,greedy or self centered. Saying, Why for me ?,feels different and has opened my heart & eyes to a new, softer, nurturing view of self. Namaste & Thank you.

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    • NISHA

      That is a beautiful (and powerful) way of looking at it, Carmen. So glad you had this a-ha. I think it will help a lot of women out there who struggle to realize that what they want for themselves matters as much as what they do for others. Thank you <3

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  156. Kellie

    My why for me and my why for the world is the same. I want for myself and to teach and empower other women to: think better, feel better, move better & eat better. But before all that, we must want, commit to and practice being present (fiercely present, as I like to remind myself) and have abundant self love!

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    • NISHA

      Yes, Kellie! Yes, yes, yes. I am with you, sister. Fiercely present and abundant self love. Imagine a world filled with both. Be the change, my dear. Go forth and be the change. xox

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  157. Colleen

    I am a chiropractor, my mission is to adjust all the children in the world. By Aligning their nervous systems and connection to source, we can live in a world full of aligned light beings.

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    • NISHA

      We call it forth, Colleen. And so it will be. And so it is, sweet sister.

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  158. mirna

    I love my why for me.. I wish to free the amazing part of my soul and feel free in my life.

    why for the world.. because bringing freedom into the world is my most wanted contribution.. I love what you are doing and how you are sharing your soul and wonderful ideas with the world.. thanks you are a wonderful inspiration. I wish to be part of this change.

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    • NISHA

      Wonderful Mirna. So much clarity and power in your WHYs. Thank you for sharing. <3

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  159. Catherine Bridges / Alvord

    I want to design designer children’s clothing from discarded clothing. And price them cheap enough for even poor children to afford them. I envision a beautiful line of the most sought after apparel in the world. Made with such creativity that it inspires those that where them. Similar to Matilda Jane but far less expensive. I once emailed them to see if I could sell their line to help pay for a few things for my granddaughter but they said denied me even though I have over 30 years of sales experience. I have since designed some myself for my granddaughters

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    • NISHA

      That is so beautiful Catherine. What an amazing idea. It solves so many problems. Best of luck to you, sister. You are truly making the world a better place.

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  160. Catherine Bridges / Alvord

    Yes you can contact me

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  161. Carol T

    My “Why for me” is to help others, to find meaning in my life and to find peace. My “Why for the World” is to leave the world a much better place than before I arrived.

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    • NISHA

      Wonderful Carol. Such beautiful WHYs. Thank you so much for sharing. xox

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  162. Kendal

    This is my second time writing my whys… things are feeling so much more vague for me this time. My why for me is to have a loving family–not necessarily just parents and children, but loving people around, close. I want calm, to be near the sea. I see a grey house with a white deck, and misty white air and quiet all around. My ideal is to be free of obligation, just loving and working small-scale, free to read and create. Mostly I just want to be home and cozy. It’s hard to not see this as completely unreasonable and untenable, since it involves no work, so I’m trying to just let my vision be!

    My why for the world is love and freedom from judgement and complication, and for there to be enough for everyone. I want sharing of thoughts and ideas, to help each other without expectations.

    I don’t know what any of it means, but I guess that’s the whole point. I’m going to put this on my dresser to look at every morning, and let it sink in.

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    • NISHA

      Kendal, thank you for being so vulnerable in your share. You don’t have to know the what or the how right now, just the WHY. In the 2nd video, I help you create a Compass to keep you on track. I hope that will make things seem a little for reasonable and possible. Much love to you, sister.

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  163. Alexandra

    I’ve been through many “similar” processes, but Nisha, I have to admit, your approach was simple and effective. It provoked me to think beyond my current means and worries and reconnect with my childhood’s (now improved) dreams.

    Just a few snapshots of my WHYs, below:

    For myself: To feel each day that I am building a better world around myself, in which I feel safe, loved, in partnership with those around me and in which I am helping and guiding those around me for the best. I wish for a life free of “petty” worries in which friends and family understand and support my motivations and objectives and are open to work beside me towards them.

    For the world: I believe (as many before already said in the comments) that the world is facing radical change and that each individual has the right and power to choose where we are heading. I wish for a world free of tomorrow’s worries, in which each individuals has the chance and support he/she needs to express their creative spirit free of social or economical pressure.

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    • NISHA

      Alexandra – your WHYs are beautiful and so powerful. I love that you are as clear about what you don’t want as you are about your desires. I am thrilled this experience helped you reconnect with your dreams. Thank you for sharing. xox

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  164. Sonja

    Nisha,
    This video was great! I love the Northstar exercise and it is one that I haven’t seen other coaches do…to include The World, which is a very important piece for me!
    For me, I came up with on For Me: To leave a legacy for my children, to provide opportunities and choices to them and those I hold dear to my heart, to give generously, especially to those who have been so generous with me in my life, to live and breathe at a high level and to experience things with all the senses present and to live my dream! For The World: To do the bread and butter of my work outdoors and unplugged and help people to reconnect with nature, to give back to the Earth, the animals and the innocence among us, to do all I can to help others, especially women, children and babies around the globe who need us the most.

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    • NISHA

      Sonja – this is so beautiful. I love your commitment to reconnect people with nature. Wow, is that needed now more than ever! Great work!

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  165. Gretchen

    This was an enlightening exercise to see my why and why for the world. My why is peace, freedom of expression, limitless expansion, creative and good for the soul as some of my examples. The why for the world is sharing my gifts, bring beauty, joy and relaxation to the world. Healing, community and a better future. It will be interesting to see these concepts unfold into my true northern path.

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    • NISHA

      Amazing work Gretchen. I also can’t wait to see how things unfold now that you have such clarity around your WHYs. It’s going to be fun πŸ™‚

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  166. Courntey

    What really grounds my personal north star are the feelings of energy, wonder and love I desire in my life. My ideal is to be surrounded my family and friends I love deeply, to love who I’ve become and my contributions to the world, and live with a sense of wonder at all the amazing thing this world has to offer – both physical (mountains, oceans, forests, wilderness) and emotional (friendships, relationships, growth, love, support).

    The exercise also revealed to me that my ideals for the world center around 2 main pillars. The first: A world free of restricting each others’ dreams, ideas and passions by forcing stereotypes and expectations based on race, gender, class, religion or ability upon each other. Imagine if we were encourage and supported enough to have the freedom to dream in any direction and the resources to begin the journey of striving to live out their dreams. Will all be wildly successful in the standard way? no. But imagine the changes this new global mindset of the freedom to chase your passions would create: tolerance for difference, mutual respect, love centered actions over fear centered ones. A global ideal not centered on how much money one will make but on happiness, contentedness and freedom.

    My second ideal for the world is that the well being of the environment and human stakeholders in all political and business decisions are held to the highest of importance before money, control, or power. Yes it may seem outlandish but imagine the difference it would make in our world, in our lives and in the social, political, violence, health problems we have in our world today.

    Thank you for this incredible exercise and getting me to do it right away.

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    • NISHA

      What a beautiful, caring, compassionate, loving world you are creating. Thank you so much for sharing your vision with us so we can be co-creators on this magical journey. Much love to you, dearest Courtney.

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  167. Candace

    As per usual, I’m coming to the game a bit late ;)!

    I’ve followed you for quite awhile, and I always ‘intend’ to participate in these sorts of things, but I also always let it fall by the wayside. And I almost did it again. But I have always really admired how you live in the world and (honestly) how you run your life, and finally thought to myself “Enough putting off what I want. It’s time I get clear so I can move forward and stop feeling so stagnant!”

    So, in that vein….
    WHY FOR ME: It really all comes down to freedom and independence. I want to have the freedom to live as I want and work as I want. Do work that lights me up, taht I’m passionate about. That allows me to use my very creative right-brained side AND my analytical left-brained side — because I’m one of those (apparently) rare people who is truly about 50/50 on this one. I want the freedom to live creatively, support the causes and issues that are important to me. I want financial freedom and abundance, but not so I can drive a Porsche or have a $500K home. But so I can afford to fully support local farmers. So I can afford to walk my talk and support as many small businesses as possible, rather than continuing to feed the Corporate Money Monster. I want to be fulfilled and energized by my life,and I want to have a sense of adventure and curiosity about my life.

    WHY FOR THE WORLD: I want to bring joy to a world that is too often SO draining to live in and interact with. I want to help people find their happy, and make the world a happier place. At the end of the day, I really want to help people find a way to take charge of their lives and CREATE the life they have and the work they do. So they feel in charge of their own lives, and not led by someone or something else exclusively. I’m a firm believer that changing the world is interactive & a domino effect. You have to first change YOUR world. And when we all change OUR world, we will also, without really trying, change the world as a whole. Allowing ourselves to create a life that truly makes us happy is the only way to truly change the world.

    MY NORTH STAR: If I had to sum it up, it would be this… “Live Your Change”.

    Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

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    • NISHA

      Oh how I adore this, Candace. Your huge heart is on full display. What a beautiful world you are creating for yourself and the rest of us lucky enough to be on this journey with you. Much love to you, sister. Now, go forth and Live Your Change. xox <3

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    • Taylor Venus

      Love this, and the fact that you and I are on a similar mission. We are not so different afterall. Good Luck in your journey, I can see the end of your rainbow, hope you can too.

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      • NISHA

        Loving you ladies big time. Thanks for playing with me πŸ™‚

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  168. Andrea

    Truly beautiful! Truly inspiring! My North Star is to live a life in clarity. To gain clarity and live free of blocks and to help others do the same. To live from light and love not fear and blocks.

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    • NISHA

      Thank you Andrea. May you always live in light and love, my dear. xox

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  169. Cindy

    Hi Nisha,

    I have been following you for a while and have always loved your energy and spirit πŸ™‚

    My why for me are around a few things and I want to marry them somehow: life purpose and direction, community and feeling good physically (body confidence, food and movement). My why for the world is for healing, peace, sustainability and connection.

    I am in my 40s and what’s important to me now is staying healthy, and I’m finding that taking care of my body and incorporating movement are key to improving my mental and emotional health as well. The strive for perfection and waiting until some measure of success before you feel like you can shine are so draining.

    And I love the discussions around purpose because I find that to be such a struggle for so many. There is such richness and depth when women get together and talk about desire.

    Thanks for your inspiration!

    Cindy

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    • NISHA

      Thank you Cindy. Thank you for your kind words and for reminding me that the work I do, the work we all do, is so important – vital – to the world. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. And thank you for being a part of this beautiful community. Much love to you, sister.

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  170. Taylor Venus

    I want to share my mission, in a nutshell. I have a calling, and for years I’ve ignored it, not completely but enough where my happiness was being sabotage. I’ve always known that what I’m best at is making other shine, feel good about who they are, bringing sunshine to others through service. Be my work as a photographer or my work for God. I’ve had the set mind that I had to work super hard to be able to survive in the world, lacking myself of my own goods. I get it now, and with that said, I”m on a mission for my FierceFabulous Free Life. I have fears but I’m talking to them and answering all the questions, so that my subconscious mind understand what my super subconscious mind already knows, that God got me and all is in divine order, no matter what. I have a mission to educate and spread love. Please check my site and let me know what you think of the work I do. I”m not afraid of constructive criticism, my work is my work, but please don’t be mean, moms says if you don’t have nothing nice to say, just keep moving. Haha… thank you for reading.

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    • NISHA

      Awesome Taylor. Great job getting clear on your mission. So honored to witness you stand in your power, dear sister. Thank you for sharing. <3

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  171. Remi duyile

    interested

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    • NISHA

      Wonderful Remi. I’d love to learn more about your North Star. Want to share it with us, sweet sister?

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  172. Jackie

    My North star is being the change by being myself and partnering with parents to make the world a different place now and in the future. I believe positive parenting plays a major role in providing the world with purpose driven leaders, and assuring us and generations to come a better place and planet to live.

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    • NISHA

      Absolutely true Jackie. What an honor to bring that purpose to the world. Thank you for sharing and for being a stand for positive parenting. xox

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  173. janice

    I am 55 years old, my husband passed away 2 years ago. I am now in a position finally where i have no male controlling me. I would like to have my own business to do with party and interior decor. My goals for the world would be to stop all exploitation of humans especially women and our environment. I think my biggest problem is I have raised 7 kids and had 2 husbands and im just tired and overwhelmed. Kind of nice to know im not alone.

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    • NISHA

      Welcome, Janice. Thank you for sharing. You are definitely not alone. And the work you are doing is so important. But don’t forget that you can’t give what you don’t have. Take time to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. You deserve to have the life you want. Much love xox

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  174. Elizabeth

    Loved this! I discovered you thru IIN. Working on figuring out my North Star. I know there are a lot of
    changes coming up for me but they are all good!

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    • NISHA

      Pleased to meet you Elizabeth. I can’t wait to read your North Star. Please come back and share it with us when you are ready so we can all support you. Much love, sister.

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  175. Mandi

    Great video! I’m so happy to have found you and these video resources.
    My north star is freedom . This is embodied for me in my connection to my community, fun, love, travel,abundance, adventure, living in a warm tropical location, feeling grounded, happy, healthy and inspired. So that I can inspire the world to be more curious, to share and empower women though alternative solutions in health, spirituality, love and success.

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    • NISHA

      YES! Mandi, I love this. Thank you so much for sharing. I am thrilled you found you way to this beautiful community and I am honored to support you on your journey. Much love to you, sister.

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  176. Nikki

    OK, so Why for me… Financial freedom which means a lot of things, including paying for kids’ college. Why for the world… Equality for people with disabilities and having kids with disabilities fully included with typically developing peers in classrooms around the world.

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    • Courtney

      I love your view for the world. What a more empathetic, beautiful, kind, world it would be. People of all ranges of abilities have so much to teach eachother

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful Nikki. Thank you for sharing.

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  177. Mayya

    In my heart there lives a popluar saying , “be at peace not in pieces”. Your exercise has had me expand from there to draw a globe and form this personal message, “when the human world echos with peace, it will love life wholly, despite the pieces.”

    Thanks for that Nisha.

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    • NISHA

      Whoa, Mayya. That is beautiful. Imagine a world that echoes with peace. I want that world. Together, we can make this a reality. Much love to you, sister.

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  178. Victoria

    Hi Nisha, My “why” for me and the world came out at once in the first half of that exercise. It is difficult to put into words – because it feels so second nature and I had never thought about what words to use – but reading others’ comments I saw that my “whys” are uniquely mine.

    My why for me – to be true to myself. I say that because I find my whys are ever changing and actually, it is that feminine changing flow that I want to honor. I have had a tendency to hold a lot of masculine energy and drive through to results and that doesn’t honor me.

    My why for the world – to empower a spiritual world, one where organizations know their whys and live by them out of service to the populations they care about. I don’t know how that will look like day to day – that’s what I’m here to ease into.

    Haha.. that isn’t exactly what I wrote down on my notebook, but it came out right now!

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    • NISHA

      Funny how WHYs just seem to flow right out of you when you least expect it πŸ™‚ I think the best gift you can give to the world is to be true to yourself. It is not such an easy journey, but well worth the effort. Congratulations, sister. Wonderful to “see” you, my love.

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  179. Betsy @ BMoore Healthy

    This sounds incredible! Just signed up. Being a mom to 2 little ones and a health coach working on a home business, I often feel like I am working ALL the time. Can’t wait to hear your tips on how to balance it all and be FREE!

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    • NISHA

      I am so glad Betsy. Please let me know what resonates with you and what you think of the videos. I am honored to have you in this beautiful sisterhood. Much love to you.

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  180. Bre

    All my life I have been searching for confidence and clarity. I really enjoyed the video and the worksheet it’s really helping me find my North Star as well as helping me stay on track with my panic and anxiety πŸ™‚
    What I have learned about my North Star is the feeling of happiness and belonging, making a difference in my and others life can be possible πŸ™‚
    For so many years I felt alone, invisible and I couldn’t seem to find my way.
    As I am trying to rebuild my life I am learning that so many others (people and animals feel the same way.

    Throughout this time I have learned I love to write I am working on a couple novels. and I love my dog Yogi and all dogs.
    We have saved each others life many times and more to come.
    This week I followed my North Star and visited the local animal shelter it made my to see only 3 dogs are currently waiting forever homes at the shelter πŸ™‚
    I sat with each dog and talked positive to them cuz we all need hope πŸ™‚
    Through that and other life lessons (the North Star worksheet) I wanna help advocate and give hope to those (like yogi and I) that there is hope for happiness and help, love and the strength to find the life we want to live.
    Thank you Nisha for sharing your knowledge
    <3

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    • NISHA

      Oh, sister. How can you hide that beautiful heart of yours? It is impossible. The path of an animal lover and rescuer is not an easy one, but to be called to take a stand for those that can’t stand for themselves, that is the ultimate love and compassion. My dearest Bre, I feel your heart, witness your North Star, and stand beside you on your journey. Sending much love to you, from me and my furbaby Molly. <3

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  181. Toni Jones

    I love this! Nisha you don’t know this yet but its time you know the truth, you have a twin sister that is black…me lol. Well we are soul twins at the very least. So I did this exercise and I discovered my that personal freedom to create and do as I please with out any restraints..to have a deep sense of freedom like a child in a field with their mom feeling safe to roam as much as they desire. I have recently stepped up my value on time and I desire time freedom to build connections and moments with people all over the world…I can’t tell you how thrilling and bubbly this makes me inside when I know I have connected and created a moment with someone authentically. I really desire to do this more with my family. I can’t emphasis this enough…But I want my life to be personal evidence and a true social advertisement of self love, of love in finances, of love in a marriage to a conscious-sexy man, of love in business and of love in childlike-conscious motherhood. Personally this is what my why is. My why for the world is to create unique social experiences for women, men, young people, friends and people I love. I want to give people opportunities for moments that make them feel alive within and around others. To buy things for people they actually need like towels, stuff they haven’t gotten around to buying, I want to do a lot of just because shopping for people. I want to share healing work with women and translate as much psychological research and ancient understandings of self care to the everyday woman. Writing and sharing this just feels like I have started a warm calm fire in my womb. How would I simplify that because I feel like I wrote a lot : )
    Love You Nisha and every woman you touch, I am grateful of you all.

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    • NISHA

      Soul sister, Toni. How grateful am I that the Universe has allowed our paths to cross. What a blessing you are! Thank you for sharing your WHY and for showing up so positively and powerfully in the world. I am honored and humbled to serve beside you. Sending heart-expanding love your way <3

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  182. Olivia

    My core desired feelings; my why: love, joy, freedom, peace and abundance. I want to be set free from financial anxiety and have the means to extend and give help to wherever my heart desires. To have time for the things in life which seem so rare these days… yoga at 10am on a Tuesday, early afternoon walks with my puppy, spontaneous travel trips to fulfil my desire to explore the world. I want to live and breathe my passion of helping others live healthier lives, and to breathe this passion from a space of peace and freedom would feel divine.

    My why for the world: Imagine a world where individuals feel truly healthy and free. The planet would be flooded with a sense of love and happiness. I’d love to see every person have the confidence to let their light shine bright and live their true life’s purpose. One more person’s light shining leads to the world being a brighter place.

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    • NISHA

      Absolutely beautiful, Olivia. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. xox

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  183. paige

    Thank you for these beautiful and informative videos.

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    • NISHA

      My honor Paige. Thank you for watching.

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  184. Emily

    Freedom. In a nutshell, freedom is it. I believe my life was meant for me to feel so lucky to be alive. I know how that feels, but there are many distractions. It feels right to be living with purpose, total acceptance of oneself, abundance, and flowing freely. Less bound by expectations, rigid schedules and shoulds. For the world – if people could live and connect with one another in a more real way – from that place, of authenticity, acceptance, and freedom – there’s no end to what we could create. I want compassion and genuine connection to be more natural and familiar.

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    • NISHA

      Oh, Emily. Imagine what a world that would be. Thank you for sharing your WHY and being such a bright light in this world.

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  185. Karla

    Hi Nisha! Thank you. I am so clear on why for the world this has driven me since my earliest memories. I felt sad when I realized I do not know why for me. What I know in this moment is that I have always thought the why for the world was the why for me but listening to your video… I realized not knowing my why for me is one of my barriers. I am grateful for this realization so thank you. I will be praying and thinking about this since what you said about a marriage between why for me and why for the world makes so much sense. Wishing you nothing but the best!

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    • NISHA

      My dearest Karla, thank you for watching the video and commenting. And please don’t beat yourself up for not knowing your WHY yet. All will be revealed in due time. Continuing asking questions around how you can best be of service and your answer will appear. I have no doubt, powerful one, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Sending you lots of love. xox

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  186. Lisa Byrd

    My WHY for the World is the belief that the unique sisterhood experienced in the Mom~Daughter relationship can be the source of continued JOY. I inspire and teach moms and daughters to laugh together…grow together…and create soul-level memories. It all starts with living and responding through the lens of deep belief that we are all on our own journey. We should be loving, fascinated, and supportive when our mom or daughter courageously colors outside the lines.

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    • NISHA

      I love that you are focusing on the Mom-Daughter relationship. What a beautiful gift you are offering to the world. Thank you, dear sister. I am deeply moved by your work.

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  187. Tracy

    So needed this….the why for me includes more freedom from time-centered activities and to travel, helping others as a supportive educator and friend, believing in myself and letting go of the doubt, resolving to throw the judgements away, even taking a spa day or relaxation day to get clarity, and of course, more heart-centered time with my beloved husband. For the world is to live in a a judgement free zone filled with helping others, more love, freedom from finances, jobs and other struggles that are not heart-centered. More access to natural healing and a focus on family and friends. Thank you for giving us the tools to complete this exercise….can’t wait for more!

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    • NISHA

      You are so welcome, dear Tracy. It is my honor to guide you along your journey. Thank you for allowing me to do so.

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  188. Sharon

    Thank you Nisha for your guidance and reminding us to care for ourselves. The why for me is because I want to be the very best version of myself that I can be by taking care of myself mentally, physically and spiritually. To spend more time with family and friends. To feel fulfilled in my work, healthier, a stronger leader and an example for my children.

    The why for the world is to provide jobs and a happy environment where individuals can grow and take care of themselves mentally, physically and spiritually so they too can be the best version of themselves. To provide others with hope, happiness, love.

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    • NISHA

      That is so touching and beautiful, Sharon. I am so glad you found you way here. Blessings to you.

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  189. Kristina

    This is so great Nisha. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.

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  190. Naomi Arnold

    LOVED THIS VIDEO!

    Why for me? I want to feel purposeful, creative, passion-fuelled, and abundant.

    Why for the world? I want to empower big hearted people to embrace and liberate their inner superhero, and use their unique superpowers to make a difference to their world and the world.

    x

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    • NISHA

      Oh I love this Naomi. The world needs more superheroes. The world needs you. Thank you for showing up and sharing your super WHY with us.

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  191. natalie

    Why for me includes being inspired, passionate, feeling alive, abundance, financial independence, and being part of a loving supportive community where i’m sharing all of my wisdom and knowledge and inspiring others to slow down and experience who they really are.

    Why for the world is connected to nature, easy going, supportive, loving, giving, respectful, thoughtful, caring, responsible.

    I think my north star is simply feeling alive, actively growing and sharing with the world, and being a beautiful creator in the world.

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful, Natalie. Every word. What a vision you hold, my sister. Honored to share this path with you. xox

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  192. Grace

    I find myself feeling selfish during this exorcise. I like what I hear, but I am having a guilt trip going. I am working on being more of me, but somewhere I learned that wanting for myself is selfish. Before anyone starts on my parents….. They did not teach me that. They tried for years to show me I was worth fighting for.

    I am enjoying reading the comments and look forward to my growth.

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    • NISHA

      My love, you are not alone. Feeling selfish for wanting more isn’t uncommon, and I am glad that it is not stopping you from seeking opportunities to explore and grow. And you have found a wonderful community of big dreamers and doers that are committed to changing the world and having the life they desire. And I’ve got two more videos that I hope you enjoy so stay tuned. Much love to you, dearest Grace.

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  193. Grace

    I forgot to add my Northstar:
    Why for me is traveling, retirement with security, and a comfortable and happy home.
    Why for the world is a unified clean haven that explores mind, body, soul and the universe with happiness and gratitude.

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  194. CHI

    Hi beautiful Nisha, thanks so much for the inspiration!

    My WHY for me is FEELING free, healthy, connected, attractive, vivid, stimulated, alive, seen, heard, open hearted, touched, happy, emotionally independent, strong, proud, young, appropriate, respected, important, loved, arrived, home, motivated, positive, pure and inspired.

    My WHO for the World is being an inspiration, healer, hope giver and addition.

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    • NISHA

      Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and powerful WHY with us, Chi. I love how you described how you want to feel. What clarity and focus. Honored to walk along side you on your journey.

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  195. Kimberly

    Nisha, thank you so much for sharing yesterday. You spoke to me on so many levels… A little of the “whys” for me – I believe that this is the time designed to do the “inner work” to dig deep and free the real Kimberly. To embrace life to the full and to marvel at God’s creation as I travel with my family around the world and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. To spend that quality time with my family without worrying about all the things on my to do list. I would like to build new friendships with like minded persons and deepen old ones. My why for the world is to help other women like me get off the treadmill of life and live their most authentic lives. Thank you for calling us to action.

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    • NISHA

      Free the real Kimberly πŸ™‚ I love that. What a beautiful desire you gave for yourself and the world. Thank you so much for sharing your WHYs and for sharing the real you with us. I am deeply moved by your clarity and courage and so honored you heeded the call to action. Bless you, my dearest sister. Let us bring more authenticity to this fragile world. Together. xox

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  196. Laura

    This was deeply resonant. Thank you, Nisha. πŸ™‚

    My why for me? A life of financial freedom, inspiration, connection, and contribution. But even more than that, it’s about me saying yes to the creative impulse asking to move through me, stretching to meet it, and getting worked along the way. My business as a spiritual path. Deep listening and most likely, staying on my creative edge, surrendering again and again. (I mean, really the truth is it’s a deep love affair with the feminine).

    My why for the world? For the love of women, of course! I see a world where women are nourished from the deep connections and sense of family, of safety, and of community with our global sisters. It’s about freeing, empowering, elevating, and celebrating women, giving voice to womanhood, and supporting women to recognize, allow and celebrate the feminine in themselves. Together (not alone), we can claim our full power.

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    • NISHA

      Yes, sister!! So clear. So powerful. And so urgently needed. Now, more than ever. What a beautiful gift you are giving yourself and the world by standing so boldly in your WHY. xoxNisha

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  197. Lynn Mendelsohn

    My vision aka Northstar is definitely starting a nonprofit centered around Kindness & Anti-Bullying which is something I’ve been wanting for awhile but something always gets in the way and I have so many great ideas in my head that I want to act on that this one gets put aside! I’d love to make this a reality in 2017!

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    • NISHA

      That is so beautiful, Lynn. I love this idea. What is the first small step you can take right now to get things moving along? I can’t wait to see what you create, my love.

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  198. Mary

    I totally loved getting way more clear on my desires and how I want ‘my world’ to look as well as feel. I have been trying to pinpoint my true desires for a long time, and this exercise made it all the more clear just where my loyalties and interests lie. Thank you so much!

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    • NISHA

      That is so great to hear, Mary. Thank you for opening your heart to this exercise and really focusing on your own WHY. It is such an important gift to give the world. Much love to you, sister <3

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  199. Alishaba

    My why for me ;
    Become an inspirational singer/dancer/poet or all of the above Lovingly inspire all beings. Make my children and myself proud strong and independent use my creative talents!

    My why for the world:
    Less judgment! More real freedom! Be more excepting/receptive to new healthy ideas to make the world a better place !!

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    • NISHA

      Yes, Alishaba!! I love this. More freedom? Yes, please πŸ™‚

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  200. Maria

    I always hesitate leaving comments but I wanted to post this one. I’ve never really known without a doubt what I wanted to do but when I started questioning what I may like, this phrase struck me, “to create is to be happy”. It’s been with me for awhile now.

    It resonates with me but I’m still trying to carve out my creation, unsure of the exact steps. But when doing this exercise I knew from the start that’s what would come up, coupled with my desire to be comfortable and still have my own time frame to be able to enjoy my days.

    All I know is from the get go when I see something someone has created that really strikes me- a book, a TV show a good AD, I know that what they’ve done is fostered a connection through what they’ve created. And that is what I would like to do. But I’m still trying to figure out what I can create and how. My practical side also fights me a lot, just find a secure job etc etc.

    In essence I know that my north star is to “create is to be happy” but I still haven’t fully defined it but am working towards it (I hope).

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    • NISHA

      To create is to be happy – love this. If you want to know your why, create and it will find you. Sometimes you have to create your own definition. Much love to you, sweet Maria.

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  201. Angela

    My north star is not only freedom to create, freedom to inspire, and freedom to be financially free but also freedom to share all these things with my husband so that we can together share in the moments of today. I have painted this picture for myself before but I never included the deep desire I have to have my husband with me on this journey. To include family and friends. It was seemed a little lonely before but when I close my eyes I’m not alone on that beach, that retreat,
    In the office. I’m surrounded by people in my life that I haven’t even met yet. Thank you great experience

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful WHY, Angela. I am so glad you found clarity around the freedom to share with your husband. That is such a beautiful and powerful love. Thank you for posting <3

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  202. Danielle

    My why is sharing my life with someone special (whomever that might be) being financial stable, owning a home it feels joyful, happy and non- anxiety. My why for the world is being able to look at others with an open heart and helping those in need.

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    • NISHA

      What a big beautiful heart you have, Danielle. Helping those in need – what a noble and courageous WHY. xoxNisha

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  203. Anna Young

    This was a great exercise! I want to wake up feeling excited about what I do every day, have the ability to make my own schedule and feel fulfilled in my career. I also want to help make the world a happier and healthier place by educating others on how to live a balanced life by making healthier choices in the areas of diet, relationships, career, activity level and rest/relaxation.

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    • NISHA

      Oh sister. I feel it. Powerfully and clearly. And so it is, dear one. So it is.

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  204. rhianne newlahnd

    Dear Nisha, my why is simple, I have an incredible treasure of gifts and talents to share, and I want to share them in an organized and enchanting way that allows me a voice in my writing, teaching and art. This creates a flow of divine sacred feminine power and creativity that is so exhilerating and fulfilling.I am now 63, and for many years in my 30’s to 50’s, I was expressing so much, but not manifesting enough in return to feel supported. discouraged, I retreated. Now, I wish to come back out. now, I have sliver hair, and some wrinkles, I do not have the energy I did when I was younger, but I have a depth, a love, wisdom and intelligence that is fine tuned. I too struggled with eating issues for most of my life, now, I have freedom, and am ready to fly. My website is in process, and with your help, I am clarifying my true message and getting the courage to show my whole self, quirky, creative, crazy woman that I am, and have always been. you go girl, you are leading a new generation

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    • NISHA

      Rhianne, I am humbled by your kind words and honored to bear witness to your emergence, your unfolding, your uprising, your strength, courage, and power. Thank you, sister, for leading the way and and showing us how to fly. Deep bows to you, dear one. xoxNisha

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  205. Phoenix

    What a beautifully simple, yet powerful exercise! I love that you broadened the focus to the world. So often we are stuck in our own minds as to the why, but thinking about how we want to impact the world is so important. Some key words for me were igniting passion, empower, creativity…and for the world were, ease illness, space and peace. Xo Phoenix

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful Phoenix. Thank you so much for sharing. xoxNisha

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  206. Tee

    Nisha, thank you for this wonderful video. I love writing everything down, once I see it, it really sticks in my mind. This is a brilliant exercise! I look forward to more videos.

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    • NISHA

      Thank you, Tee. I am so honored that this video resonated with you <3

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  207. Marigold

    It’s amazing what is revealed when we dare to admit our whys. Imagine a world with all of these amazing intentions. May we all have the strength to make these changes and follow our North Star. Mine revealed so much but in summary: beauty, truth and create.

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    • NISHA

      There is so much power in simplicity – beauty, truth, and create. Yes, sister. YES!!!

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  208. Jo

    Thanks for this Nisha – I loved this exercise! This has really helped me to connect what I do each day with what I’m all about (my north star) and to be clearer about what my north star actually is! For me it’s about being happy, confident, and empowered to make a difference in my life, and to the lives of my family and friends; to have fun, to embrace life, to explore, to learn and to enable others to do the same. It’s also making a difference in the world – to be able to enjoy the blue skies, green fields and open spaces; to protect the environment and to do my bit to make the world a more peaceful, equal and better place.

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    • NISHA

      What a gift you bring to the world when you are happy, confident, and empowered. Thank you for your commitment to yourself, to the environment, and to making a difference for a more peaceful world (and right in time, too). Much love to you, Jo <3

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  209. Milinda

    I feel as though my why are just typical financial peace happy and stong family fitness and health and being less of a procrastinator i would oeave to also see the world in a state of peace and health. So just the typical i guess.

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    • NISHA

      Nothing typical in wanting the world to be in a state of peace and health. It takes a strong heart and courageous soul to want so much for the world. Give yourself the credit you deserve for having a huge vision. <3

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  210. Melanie

    I have always struggled with a why for myself….I have always focused my intentions on others my whole life. Looking to help others attain what they want or desire. I know I want to find true joy, and live a life of me being me and others being okay with that.

    My why for the world may have something to do with helping others know their own self worth, and that they matter and are beautiful beings.

    I hope to some day understand this exercise and put it to good use and attain what I have been searching for inside myself.

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    • NISHA

      You answered it perfectly. And each time you go through the process, you will gain confidence and clarity. Congratulate yourself for taking this important first step. Thank you for your bravery, Melanie.

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  211. Kaley

    I loved play growing up, and a belief in the magic. I loved princesses, mermaids, fairies and other ideals of wondrous, mystical and beautiful women who owned their strength and their power. I would sing without abandon, laugh loudly, and dared to dream- big. The sparkle in me always shined so bright…and then it was dulled by the pressure to grow up. Be cool, fit in, please everyone. Do what is expected of you and then sit down. Be practical. I’ve been miserable since.

    I’m still drawn to the mystic and adventure of life, but have lost my sense of play and self-worth. There is no time, too much to do, too many ways I must “make” something of myself. My North Star is to re-connect with that girl inside of me who longs for the playfulness and magic in life…who believed that anything is possible…and believe again that my dreams are worthy, attainable, and deserving to be lived.

    Thank you Nisha for this exercise. I’ve started my 14-day Freedom Adventure and am thrilled to be a part!

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    • NISHA

      Amazing Kaley. The world needs that girl who laughs out loud, sings without abandon, dances to her own music, and dreams BIG to come out and play. Now more than ever, she is being called forth to show women what it means to connect with our inner child and believe in our dreams again.

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  212. Ellen

    I feel so similarly to many of these comments. Each time I write about these things a new point of clarity or connection is unearthed. I want to feel creative, connected, and powerful. Free & expressed. Loved and loving. My why for the world has a lot to do with us all having more freedom, flexibility, and voice. Working from a place of connection to our human-ness and inner truth makes it nearly impossible to discount the choices and viewpoints of another. It’s about changing the rules and assumptions we live by instead of asking more people to play by already established rules and calling that inclusivity. Writing this this time helped me see how my different passions (acting, writing, teaching yoga, and working with small food brands) really are part of this bigger whole.

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    • NISHA

      Woohoo Ellen. This is so powerful. Such amazing clarity and truth in your words. I love that you are about changing the rules and assumptions. Go forth, dear sister, and change the world. <3

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  213. Mindy

    It took me some time reflecting before being able to write what I was feeling. But when I did, I realized I have been discussing and thinking of my North Star for years. I just never looked at it as anything more than a whim. The Why For Me is to rediscover who I really am as a woman, and not just define myself by my career or job (or currently my lack thereof). I have so many interests that I have pushed to the side for years while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Nature photography, hiking, anything crafty and DIY (I love creating something out of nothing). I want to find a way to follow my passions and turn them into a career that I will feel balanced and happy with.
    And for the world, I want to help other women “find their lost identities” and have the confidence to follow their passions. To empower them to embrace their feminine and not feel they have push their femininity aside to survive in a “man’s world”. The world needs both the Feminine and the Masculine in order to grow and evolve and become a true worldwide community. And as women- mothers, daughters, sisters- we need to ensure the world has that balance by becoming proud confident feminine leaders.
    In my heart, this is my true desire. I just have no idea how to bring this into fruition.

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    • NISHA

      This is so beautiful, Mindy. I love how clear you are on your why for yourself and the world. And here’s the thing. You don’t really need to know the how. That is up to the Universe. Your responsibility is to focus on the WHY and live your life aligned with that. Everything will fall into place – as long as you stay on the path of your North Star. xox

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  214. shaney

    My north star mission is to have my orgasmic hearts offerings serve the world by creating more depth of connection in a world that is loosing this more and more the faster technology is developed.

    To create meaningful services that bring deep embodied acceptance, spiritual connection and sacred erotic empowerment to my sisters though the teachings of sacred sexuality and feminine tantra.

    Within this i want to create financial freedom for myself so i can continue to create more and more work that serves and provides opportunities for others whether they are teachers of the work or participants.

    xx

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    • NISHA

      Amazing beautiful and oh so powerful, Shaney. I applaud your clarity and can feel it in my soul that you are on your path. Don’t stop now, sister. You were born for this. Go forth and shine! xoxNisha

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  215. Betty

    I am 67 years old and just retired after working since I was 15. I have gotten a part time job at the Cracker Barrel in my town. I found it is very stressful and emotionally demanding. I am embarrassed to quit , do not want to look like a failure. This is not my North Star. I am still looking for my North Star for this end Chapter of my life.

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    • NISHA

      Stay open and remain patient. It will come to you, sweet Betty. I promise it is out there waiting for the right time. Keep going through the North Star exercise and see what shows up in your heart – even if you think it is scary. Remember, it is not up to you to figure out the HOW, just the WHY (for now). Much love to you, sister.

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  216. Marie

    Thank you so much for your amazing talk and exercise for finding my personal north star. I’m not positive what I want but I do know how I want to feel and am excited to staying open around that.
    Very inspiring as it is do-able! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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    • NISHA

      Thank you so much for sharing where you are, Marie. Feeling what you desire and staying open to the possibilities for your WHY is huge. Amazing job <3

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  217. Telena

    Hi my visual for my why for me, would be to achieve additional financial stability that would allow me to enjoy more of my life desires, ex. travel, personal health & fitness trainer ect. My why for the world would be to have the ability to assist others with their life desires as well as to develop programs that enriching the Kingdom!

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    • NISHA

      What a beautiful vision for yourself and the world. Thank yo so much for sharing here, sister <3

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  218. Michele Santo

    MY WHY FOR ME is to break the lineage that women need to DO. IT. ALL. Or, worse, not ask for what they desire.

    MY WHY FOR THE WORLD is to stand for COMMUNITY over competition. There’s enough love, money, and applause for everyone. When we prioritize ourselves and do what feeds our soul, life is a song. I help raise confident girls to become powerful women. What a blessing.

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    • NISHA

      Yes, sister!!! We are all in this together and it is so much better when we support one another. I love your WHYs and know in my heart you are making a huge impact in the world. Keep it up, Michele, and keep being unstoppable <3

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      • Michele Santo

        Yes, love!!! I knew a world where women celebrated women existed, and, yay, it’s finally here. Doing IIN was my first step on this path and how sweet that you were the first person I spoke to there. Thank you, Nisha* xoxo

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  219. Wildflower

    Some of my north star or mission is to be the change i want to see,Never be afaraid to help anyone, let my light shine, See beauty in everything, And to challenge myself and everyone around me. Thanks so much for the encouragement!!! So excided to be a part of your freedom journey!!! <3

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    • NISHA

      I love this so much. Thank you for sharing and joining me on this adventure. I am so honored you are a part of this beautiful community. xoxNisha

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  220. Audley

    This video really helped me gain some clarity. I’ve been writing down my goals for about two months now but I had never really thought about why I wanted them or the goals I had within my goals. The goals I have here seem much more “simple” than my big goals and I think it helped me remember that I don’t always have to be working towards the big things. I can spend my time on little things. Some of my North Star is to see beauty in everything, to let my light shine, to never be afraid to help anyone, and to challenge myself and everyone around me!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! <3

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    • NISHA

      Wonderful, Audley. I am so glad you received some clarity around your WHY – and what a beautiful vision it is. Let your light shine, sister <3

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  221. Anita

    Great video! As a workaholic myself, I NEED this message and these exercises!
    My vision for the world is to see women empowered in the childbearing season, from fertility through weaning: that rather than experiencing it as a time of fear and reliance on technology, that they learn to first look within and trust their own inner wisdom – and how interdependence with OTHER WOMEN benefits all, resulting not only in strong women, but bonded, loving families, committed to growing through life together in all its stages.
    My vision for myself is that I can do this work without the overwhelm I feel around technology (can’t live WITH it, and can’t live WITHOUT it!) and efficiency. Also, my own marriage of 30 years is deeply troubled, and moving on from here is…well, overwhelming.

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    • NISHA

      Beautiful, Anita. I love the clarity you have around your WHYs and how committed you are to supporting others to no only feel empowered but educated and excited about childbirth. So powerful <3

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