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My Own First Big
It was six years after I'd graduated from college, and I'd been working as a fashion copywriter at De Pinna - an old-money department store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. When I quit (for justifiable cause according to the unemployment office), I decided to take my unemployment money and use it to do something I'd always longed to do, but had never done: take art classes.
I was 26 years old. Although I'd thought of myself as artistic, and had spent a lot of time looking at art, I'd managed to graduate from college without ever having taken an art class. (I had taken physics though - go figure!)
The day I walked into my first art class, I experienced a tectonic shift deep in my bones. It was as if I'd opened not just the door to the classroom, but the door to my soul.
Classmates kept commenting on what a happy person I was. Huh? I thought I was a grouch-potato. But it seems that from the start to the finish of each class, I was grinning from ear to ear.
No wonder! For the first time ever, I was doing what I really wanted to be doing, not what I was supposed to be doing.
Something else was happening too. I was not just doing art ... but I was being "she who did art" ... and I had the felt-sense that I hadn't actually been me until the moment I picked up a brush.
My spirit tilted, and slid a few yards - from over there to over here:
Over there, I was timid, irritable, unsure.
Over here I was gutsy, delighted, confident, awestruck, and maybe even, momentarily, a little awesome.
Doing art turned on a switch that lit up my darkened Self. And shone a light on inner resources that I didn't know I had.
That was my first taste of what I now call Mojotivity -- although I didn't give a name to the experience until very recently.
Mojotivity is not necessarily about doing art (although it could be that, if art lights you up). Mojotivity is about feeling juicy, alive, excited, forward-moving, and on-purpose:
where your energy is in sync
with your best qualites.
It's where your oomph bumps into your essence ... and shift happens.
Is your mojotivity FUNCTIONING
... or is it MAL-FUNCTIONING?
Mojotivity« is what you've got when your mojo (or energy) supports your uniqueness - your talents, your wisdom, your special qualities ... and even your quirks.
When your mojotivity manifests, everything seems to flow, and you feel as if the universe has your back; you feel powerful, creative, connected, grounded and alive.
On the other hand, when your mojotivity malfunctions ... nothing seems to flow. You feel flat, overwhelmed, anxious, worried, on edge, stressed out, bogged down, unsupported or even unlucky. Stuck, and stuck-with problems and situations that tie you up and hold you down.
Although you have many innate gifts, and know in your heart that you have lots to offer, you are frustrated because something is holding you back.
If this rings a bell,
and I can help!
I'm Joan Hitlin ...
and I'm here to show you how to
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I have 30 years of experience helping
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Over the past decades Joan Hitlin
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Joan's intellectual brilliance is profound
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I can bring ideas to her, knowing that she will bring me analysis, intelligence and creativity.
What sets Joan apart is her deep understanding and intuition about the human heart and the multiplicity of factors - biochemical, bio-energetic, experiential, personal, family ... that make us feel the way we do.
I have talked with her, shared all sorts of issues with her, and, she has "worked" on me.
Her approach is singular and pleasantly surprising - and she gets results ... quickly, thoughtfully, and deeply.
As a writer and researcher on happiness,
Joan and I are aligned. We have interacted in so many ways, and Joan's Mojotivity Work is part of my happiness protocol.
co-author How We Choose to be Happy,
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Dear Joan, Reading
what you have
to say always deepens and strengthens my resolve,
and has helped me
to overcome personal blocks...
let go of old baggage ...
and release fears that stopped me
from achieving my
most cherished dreams.
I'm looking forward to our
but even before that,
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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I wanted to tell you
I enjoy your newsletters.
Your writing style -- breezy, invitational, unpretentious,
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I just wanted you
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