Dreaming In A Hurricane

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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My husband uses a quote from one of my favorite feel-good songs to describe me:

“She’s a hurricane in all kinds of weather”

Pop in Harry Belefonte’s version of “Jump in the line” and I’m dancing.

This past week has been a whirlwind of ideas, tasks, billable hours, rapid implementation and avoiding panic.

You may have read my series exploring “The Dip” this past month, and may relate to the “avoid panic” part.

One of those weeks I felt like I was spinning in a hurricane.

So what makes this week any different?

A decision to change. This has impacted me this week:

  • The ideas to grow my business are new (to us)
  • I’m prioritizing tasks that are results based
  • I’m surrounded with positive energetic people

Some of the questions I asked myself this past week to make this happen:

  • If you aren’t giving 100%, why bother at all? (I worked all weekend on a deadline)
  • If you avoid that networking event tonight, someone else may make the connection you need (I went, and met a potential strategic partner)
  • If you don’t join Toastmasters now, you’re running out of time to prepare for a speaking event (joined this week)

What caused this change in me NOW?

It’s never just one thing. Here’s a breakdown of the catalyst that worked for me:

  • An ultimatum from my husband
  • Just reading “The Dip”
  • My business coach Remy making it abundantly clear its “crunch time”

What do you think will work for you? Where are your signs pointing? Are you paying attention?

Here’s an exercise to remind you that you can do anything. Repeat after me:

  • I can manifest anything I want
  • I can accomplish what I choose to focus on
  • I can decide to go in a different direction

Need a little hurricane of your own? Just crank up the speakers, get out of your chair and give yourself a party!

Go jump in the line and create your own dream in a hurricane this week. Don’t forget to share what helps you in your hurricane… we love the comments!

~ Heather



  • pj

    really heart touching. i feel some real sadness coming from you. launching a business during these times isn’t for the timid that’s for sure! hang in there.

  • Mike Freiheit

    My girlfriend is the same. I give her ultimatums all the time. She ignores them. I’m still crazy about her. Do your thing and it will all work out.

  • Rayne

    When I’m in a “hurricane” sometimes I thrust myself forward by imagining I’m acting. When I’m afraid I act confident. When I’m feeling shy I act outgoing. Remember Anne Bancroft in Le Fem Nikita? She asked Nikita “What do you do when you are scared?” N answers “I hit.” To which AB replies, “Next time you feel scared, try smiling.” Acting isn’t the answer to everything, but sometimes it helps us past the rough bits until we are back on track.

  • Veronica

    I have been in my own little hurricane. Right smack dab in the middle of it, so focused on the center that there is nothing else going on. Phone calls are ignored, the door isn’t answered, I forget to eat, the dogs forget to eat…….and damn the center that I focused on sure is “Perfect”.

  • Remy G

    I am humbled with the catalyst nametag. Its a thrill to work with you. Sometimes, building a business is supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it, and you would be done by now – and then who would I work with??

    But its not easy, and its hardly ever what you think it will be like.

    You are also bumping up against some prickly unknowns, looking into and researching stuff to better your biz – and that stretch hurts a little – but look what happens when you simply ask for help! People show up!

    These people are in your corner H, if you are successful, we all win.

    So climb the f*ck out of this dip and throw the rope back down to me, I’ve gotta climb out next!

    Its beyond crunch, baby. Its Shock and Awe!


  • Catherine, Site Admin


    I think we should start every work day with that song!

    You can manifest what you want, and trust me, it helps to distance yourself from people who think you can’t. This is what I have done, and still continue to do. Here are some quotes I keep in my dream journal.

    Dale Carnegie quotes –

    “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”

    “Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”

    “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. “

    “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

    And James Arthur Baldwin said,

    “The person who says it can’t be done should never interrupt the person who is doing it”

    There’s my dose of positive for the day!