Part 2 of our first Professional Showcase features Teri Williams, The Bliss Lady, and the secrets behind her bliss. Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the post. Bliss runs deep.
What we focus on multiplies. Since we are made up of energy (everything is), why not focus on positive energy, what’s working, what’s joyful and what’s beautiful: Life! It isn’t always easy, I know. I’ve been in some pretty low places myself – abuse, rape, divorces (notice plural there), job loss, a house fire, death of loved ones, and so on and so on. You get the picture – a lot of personal loss and what could have been defeat. Thankfully, I was raised to always have hope and always see the silver lining. I’ve also followed, and practiced with, many leaders and teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Steven Covey, Jim Collins, and more.
Several years ago, after a tragic accident involving my son, a stranger literally ended up on my doorstep. He practiced an ancient form of energy healing that he learned in India. After a miraculous healing of my son’s injury, it became my mission to learn what I could about energy healing and alternative therapies. I became an ordained minister and learned techniques that included divine healing, reiki, Pranic Healing, aromatherapy, and most recently, shamanic teachings through Lori Lipten and Sacred Balance. And yes, I am certifiably blissful. You can be, too, simply visitBlissCertificate.com.
I used to have a photographic memory. For my 40th birthday, I received two things: memory loss and reading glasses. Yes, I was one of those people who would said it would never happen to me; it did. Never say never, right?! Now, at almost 50, I’m at least working on getting the memory back. Forget the eyesight. I’m kind of liking my new glasses anyway; they look much better than the Sally Jesse Raphael glasses I wore 20 some years ago. What I remember most is that life is meant to be joyful and fun. Even in my darkest moments, I always saw light.
I keep my mind active by learning something, anything, every day – even if it’s simply learning to slow down more. One thing that seems very important is to live in the moment. So, I’m creating more space in my life to breathe deeply, go within, relax, be mindful of who I’m with and where I am, enjoy what’s right in front of me. My children grew in the blink of an eye; I don’t want to miss anything else. I want to enjoy being with everyone and everything.
Every day, I wake up and thank the Universe for another breath, another minute, another day to be alive. I love spending time with my family and friends (family of choice), being in nature, and serving my community/humanity in any way I can.
With my clients, whether through business consulting or being a Bliss Ambassador, I share what’s worked for me and what continues to work in my life daily. “The Blissness Plan - Living Your Bliss in Times Like This” online workshop will be available mid- to late November. Included are action steps, tips and tools that help you get clear on what makes you happy and how to live a more joyful life no matter what’s going on in yours. Life doesn’t offer any guarantees, only choices – choose bliss!
Leave it to one of the most positive, warm, authentic people I’ve ever met to step up to the plate for our very first Showcase. Teri Williams is an author, a radio show host, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur (obviously), and someone who, upon meeting her, will make you glad you got up in the morning — even on Mondays.
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So, today, the Showcase spotlight shines on Teri Williams, aka The Bliss Lady. This is the first part of her story in her own words.
“What we focus on multiplies – focus on living a bliss FULL life!”
- Teri Williams
I have had more jobs than my husband has had houses. That’s a lot. He’s lived in over 47. Seriously, as a freelancer (not free loader), consultant, healer, and the perfect “temp”, as one of my former colleagues would say, I can do more than most. I used to have a photographic memory, notice the words “used to.” I’m really good at getting the job done. What job? Whatever job I’ve decided to focus on in any given week or day.
Seriously now, I have been self-employed for over 20 years. After my first divorce (yes, I have been divorced more than once), I knew taking care of my two children as a single, working mom was not going to be an easy task. I wasn’t going to let corporate America decide whether I would be home with my sick child or be a room mom in their classroom. I wanted to make those decisions myself. I had two things going for me (besides my beautiful children): I had a business and accounting background, and I loved to clean! Ok, I loved computers, too.
I bought my first computer and started two businesses: The Administrative Assistant and Snap Services; they have long since been replaced. My dad lent me the money, even though he thought computers were glorified typewriters. At that time, for me, they were, but I believed that the “new thing called the Internet” was the wave of the future! (I think I was right on that one!)
My first admin client was a DJ from WDET radio. I began transcribing his shows. Within a few weeks, I had a regular bookkeeping client and was helping students by typing their term papers. At the same time, I ran an ad in the local paper and started a cleaning business. In just a few short weeks, I had enough clients to have two additional women work with me.
That leap of faith has led me to some pretty amazing opportunities and experiences. I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many incredible people. As a perpetual student of life, I never stopped learning. I’ve taken more courses and certification programs than I can list.
I love the Internet and social networking. Today, I assist and consult with independent contractors and small businesses on how they can grow their business through Web development and social networking. Why would you want to work with me? Because I get the job done (remember that from the first paragraph), and I’m fun to work with!
I also help people “find and live their bliss” through a unique 12-step program developed after years of living my own bliss, no matter what was going on in my life.
When economic times changed a few years ago, I was inspired to create a Web site and community that offered people hope, TheBlissNetwork.com. It’s my work in progress, and it is really progressing! I created a plan – the BlissnessPlan - a 12-step program that helps people recognize and live their bliss. It’s one of the only 12-step programs that actually keeps you in your habit.
I hold many titles: author (you can grab my books at TheBlissNetwork.com of course), producer, radio host (oh yea, Welcome to Blissville at Empoweradio.com), business consultant, philanthropist, shamanic practitioner, healer, and spiritual adviser – mom, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend. They are just names – who I really am is a human being, loving life, grateful for everyone and everything that crosses my path. By sharing my own state of bliss, I hope to shed a little light on someone else’s path; through my writing, my work and, of course, my smile. Now, go out and get yourself blissed!
The second, spiritual part of Teri’s story will be published tomorrow morning around 6 a.m. If you want to get to know her better, comment and come back.
Hello, weary Internet traveler. Here are the problems you may have and how I can give you solutions for them:
Problem: You want a Web site built.
Solution: I explain to you the kind of site you need. Then, my team builds it. Contact me for more info on the process.
Problem: Your online / social media marketing efforts are not giving you the return you’d like.
Solution: You contact me. We discover your goals. Design and implementation of a plan to achieve those goals begins.
Ready? Send me a message or email me at Ron@romacoma.com. I'm looking forward to it!
Teaching, training, coaching, and consulting in areas involving social media, workforce development, web development, small-business startup, marketing, and traditional media.