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A Walk in the Park…

Well…not always as we are reminded here in week 14 of The Success Principles.

Jack Canfield says “Be Willing to Pay the Price” in Principle 16.

I’d rather say Plan and Implement Consistently and be willing to course correct when necessary.

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is quoted as having said “It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win”.

How prepared are you?


I’m so happy Jack Canfield surfaces this discussion early on in The Success Principles.

Welcome to week three of our fifty-two week journey together.

Principle 4: Believe it’s Possible

Principle 5: Believe in Yourself

I’ve heard it said that we don’t manifest what we want…we manifest what we believe.

When I was almost 50 years old I decided I wanted to teach yoga so I began my journey as a student in training. There was a lot I had to set aside as far as doubts and insecurities. Was I?????…well you can imagine and fill in the blanks. So why would I do this? The reason is a gifted teacher, Angela White, who gave me a different mirror to see myself in, rather than the one I had been looking into. I felt if I could give just one person what she had given me, a deep sense of self love, it would be the reward of a lifetime…and certainly worth working through all MY stuff because it was not about ME.

On my journey I found Anusara yoga and learned a lesson from its founder, John Friend, three principles that I refer to not only in yoga but in all areas of my life and they are: Attitude | Alignment | Action.

Attitude: Did I believe I had something to offer, to teach? Did I believe I could make a difference? The answer was and still is Yes!

Do you Believe?

Alignment: Did I believe I had the skill to guide a student out of a possible injury and into a place of ease and joy? The answer was and still is Yes!

Do you Believe?

Action: Did I believe if I committed, learned, practiced and then finally stepped into a studio and invited students to come that they would come? I didn’t know…but I did it anyway!

Do you Believe?

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” Richard Bach

PS: Students did and still do come all these years later! Grateful.

Who’s Running The Show?

Whether you work alone, have employees or manage a team...there is often someone else in the room, unseen but certainly not unheard.

It's that voice of doubt and fear that questions your decisions, keeps you from taking smart risks, being decisive and action oriented.

It's sort of like having a business partner that's at odds with your vision and direction and questions your every move...

I'm curious.

How are you two getting along?

With Gratitude,

Johanna McClain






I’m soooo busy….

I'm soooo busy...

How many times have you heard yourself or people you know, and love, say that?

What if you replace the word busy with the word productive?

Let’s break the busy habit and replace it with the productive habit.

What do you think you could do today to be less busy and more productive?

I’d love to hear from you if you’re not too busy…..

With Gratitude,

Johanna McClain

A great talent once said…..

“If I hold back, I’m no good.”

~Janice Joplin

Are you holding back?

Are you keeping your gifts and greatness to yourself?

Are you hiding behind fear?

Are you ready to be seen?

What will you do today to not hold back?

In Gratitude,

Johanna McClain





A Love Letter for You

Have I told you lately that I love you? I love you for your I.D.E.A.S.

  • Innovation
  • Determination
  • Energy
  • Actions
  • Strength

And so much more....

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I.D.E.A.S. are the fuel of success and progress.

Thank you for putting your heart and soul into all you do to make an impact in your life and the lives of all who are fortunate enough to know you.

Happy Valentines Day!

With Gratitude,

Johanna McClain

PS. In case you missed it here's an invitation to help keep your I.D.E.A.S. on track.







Who controls your day?

Do you control your day or does your day control you?

I've worked with small business owners and entrepreneurs for over 30 years and what I know for sure is there is success in structure and there is peace in planning.

I rolled out an offer on Groundhog Day (movie reference intended) for Get Ready, Get Set, GOals™ 2017... because we often find ourselves at the beginning of each year in the same spot we were the year before....with good, but unfulfilled intentions.

I don't want that to happen to you again, so here's the deal...

Would you to invest $47 and 90 minutes of your time, risk free, to take back control of your day, know exactly what direction you're headed and what action steps are needed to have a great year?

If you haven't completely mapped out your goals for 2017...don't let your ideas, dreams and desires be just that...ideas, dreams and desires...join me live on February 16th for Get Ready, Get Set, GOals 2017™ .

This goal setting masterclass is yours at no risk! That's right if you're not completely happy within 30 days, and you've completed the workbook, I'll refund your questions asked.

Let's do this!

With Gratitude,

Johanna McClain

Why is today important?

Because its Groundhog Day and in Punxsutawney, PA the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil called for six more weeks of winter.

Phil crawled out of his burrow and saw his shadow. We’ll have more winter weather, according to Phil, who made his prediction this morning.

Groundhog Day is also the name of one of the greatest classic American comedies where weatherman Phil Connors, is forced to live the same February 2nd over and over again until he figures out the error of his ways…..

And what does this hysterical movie with Bill Murray have to do with you? Ask yourself….am I in pretty much the same place today as I was last year at this time?

In a year from now, would you like to look back and have a completely different answer…no excuses?

If so…bundle up for a few more weeks of winter and join me here for a Groundhog Day goal setting breakthrough.

In Gratitude,

Johanna McClain



I have something to share

If you've been reading my emails for the past week, you have probably figured out that I was up to something...

You're right!

I deliberately and intentionally sent a series of emails to poke at you about your goals for this year and what you are doing, yes doing, not thinking to bring them into being.

Yesterday, I invited you to write down what you want this year....not what you think you should do but what you want to do...then I suggested that you write down some actions you could take to make them happen.

I am 100% committed to helping you break the cycle of finding yourself beginning the year with good intentions and finding yourself a year later with the same good intentions.

I'm going to make it fun, easy and affordable for you to take the steps needed to accomplish your goals and get what you really want this year!

Check your email tomorrow morning...Thursday, February 2nd when I make you an irresistible offer to join me, and a bunch of other action takers, to Get Ready Get Set Goals 2017.

With Gratitude,

Johanna McClain