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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

3 Tips to start dreaming and live brilliantly

Conversation with Yourself

 

Dreams are just that dreams. Have you said this to yourself? Meaning the dream itself  is just a pipe dream that will never come true.  If this is how you are speaking to yourself you have to stop. Wow, that is a tough conversation to listen to everyday. Please turn this tape off. Just going through life and having no confidence that the very activities of your daily life will lead to your desires not being fulfilled is tough. I am teaching three tips to use improved speaking skills to turn this conversation with yourself around. I’ve done it so have others and you could be next.

 

Join me in letting the dream capture your imagination for long enough that you see what you want your life to be. It is said that the mind creates the picture that your life can become first. Then the picture can be realized through the activities you involve yourself in everyday.

 

In coaching there is a concept of the wheel of life that looks like a pizza cut into however many slices you need. Each slice reprets an area of your life you can begin to  define a dream of. For example you can make your own pie and fill it with, health, finances, spirituality, or relationships what every you want.

Then…Engage in the 3 Tips to get you dreaming and living brilliantly.

Get comfortable

Whenever you decide to tackle writing down your dreams in all the areas of your life that are important to you, don’t do it in a chair that has a hard bottom unless that works for you.  Don’t do it hungry, tired or angry. Embark on this after you have had some rest, eaten and are going to have some “alone time”. Sit in your favorite place, be it an outdoor café, a room in your house or at work. Call it dream time and let loose.

Put guilt aside

Some of you are going to feel guilty because there are starving kids in Africa and you want to help them but you also want to drive a car that cost enough to feed a village. Suspend the guilt today or whenever you write for that time and just make it ok if you want to own a beach house in Florida and ski house in Colorado. Acknowledge it to yourself and be open to the opportunities.

Don’t worry about what others think

Be on your own with the dream. Take yourself away from what your mother want you to do and be and focus in on what you want at this time. This is extremely affirmming. It say to the subconscious, yes, “I matter”.

 

I invite you to dream about what you want for whatever areas of the wheel of life you have defined. Writing them down is the first of bold beginnings to move you forward on your journey to living One Jazzy Life.

 

What is your Dream? Leave a comment below.

Let me know what you’re doing in the comments section.

 

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.

 

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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

Use your voice to set an intention with yourself

 

Conversation with Yourself  

 

This is a conversation that begins for me every three months or so around the time when the seasons change as I begin to prepare for the next season.I reflect around my personal and professional desires and how to align them the best way possible so I feel joy in each of those areas.iStock_000024628479XSmall

As I entered the summer season after a long winter and spring I could really feel my desire for an enjoyable summer filled with outing with friends, family, summer concerts and everything in between. My summer was all of that and more.

 

Each week I set out to explore something new. My son an I went Kayaking in the Hudson River, we hit the water parks and the beach. So my intentions were unfolding. Then I went to see the Classical Black Theater Group preform Romeo and Juliet which lit a fire in my for more live performances that I enjoy so much and I set the intention to do more live performances because of how they fill me. They also give me more to bring into conversations on the job and in my business working with coaching clients.

You can do this as well using the Fall Clarity Festival downloads. Set the intention to be busy doing what will yield your desires. Easier said then done but so worth every bit of the effort.

Beginning fall with clarity of what you would like to get done, how you would like to feel doing it and what all of that means to the alignment of your personal and professional desires can equal so many things. It could equal more money, greater responsibility at work, a pumped up saving plan for vacation and greater closeness with your partner. Having clarity puts your desire at the forefront and creates a basis for each decision you make this season.

 

Let me know what you’re doing in the comments section.

 

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.
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Reduce the Drama in your life using great speaking skills

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conversation Starter of the Week

Reduce the Drama in your life using great speaking skills   

Conversation with Yourself

 

You know you could eliminate most drama by using these three strategies which I will apply to three different situations.

For example, you are always the one left cooking the entire meal every Thanksgiving. It has gotten to the point where you can’t stand the holiday and you just wish you could be a guest for once at a friends house across country.

Strategy number one is let everyone know in advance that you will be doing something different on that particular day. How is this done in real life? First you list everyone who needs to know. Then you can send include each of them on a group email that explains how much you love spending the holiday with them but this year you have plans to ( what ever you want to do). You should send this letter four or five months in advance. Now you know everyone is not going to be happy with your decision and this may cause some immediate drama for a few but when you thank them for their support and let them know you will see them the following year, it will smooth over.

 

Example number two.  About three people come in your office every day asking you to help them with a project. Now you are an awesome team player and you may want to get involved in everything because that gives your skills greater visibility and who does not want that. However, you are at work till all hours of the night already and just don’t have time. Strategy number two is use transition phrases that move you towards no easier. How is this done in real life. Begin your answer with YES. “YES, thanks for thinking of me but I may have to catch up with you next time.” YES, let’s brain storm for one minute about who else you could ask and if we come up empty, check back with me around 5:30pm.

 

Example number three is using the strategy that is loyal and true. State the words “I have another commitment” .This says I value who I spend time with and I don’t bump them off for just anything.

 

These three strategies can reduce the drama in any area of your world. When you use one, share your success on Facebook.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.

 

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Privacy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Policies | 0 comments

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All requests for refunds and cancellations for events must be received via email a minimum of 30 days in advance of the event. If request for refund or cancellation is received after that date, but more than 7 days prior to the event, the purchaser will be given full credit of the amount paid for a future event. If it is less than 7 days prior to the event, no refund is given.

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Please let us know if there is a problem with any of the physical products we sell including music CDs, Uplevel Your Life program and more. Depending on the program, the refund policy is different. For CDs, we will replace any CDs that are not received or arrive in unusable or damaged condition. For programs, we typically offer a 30 day money back guarantee except for closeout sales and those will be clearly marked as such.

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Talking to people you don’t know builds bridges

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conversation Starter of the Week

Talking to people you don’t know builds bridges 

As many of you know I have made my living by selling the benefits of medicine to doctors for more than a quarter of a century. One of the hidden joys of this type of work is that I have learned to have conversations with everyone on just about everything from diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction and schizophrenia and how each of these can change your life.

 

This 76-year-old Jewish retired judge from Brooklyn started talking to me about sales and did what all great sales people do, he said that he understood my job in a way because he used to sell legal services. This is a conversation skill I like to call building a bridge between you and the person with whom you are speaking. It is step one to a good conversation.

 

The he went on to talk about a movie he had seen about medicine sales people, another great conversation skill. He related his life experience to our conversation with humor and sincerity about how much he enjoyed the movie. We laughed about the movie because everyone talks to me about it.

 

We went on to talk about friendships, romantic relationships and being happy in life. His experience with internet dating down right cracked me up when he talked about turning 70 and having all of his matches drop off.  We laughed about this because women don’t want men over 70 because they think they will make great intimate partners.

 

He commented that he did not know me from anyone but that I was easy to talk to, had a great sense of humor and was an overall nice person. He told me about his girlfriend who is 61 and that they are like 35 year olds in the bed room. He shared that they are learning Italian and preparing to go to Tuscany for a few years together. In my mind I was thinking 76-year-old men were not having sex anymore, well I was pleasantly surprised to know that I have many more years of good loving that for some reason I thought would end at some weird age because women don’t have sex when they get older. What do I know.

 

Why is this conversation important to you, well I hope it shares that you can meet new people and hear new perspectives about common experiences that add value to your decision-making processes when you least expect it.

 

Strike up a conversation with someone new today by building a bridge between you and that person then adding a tidbit from your life experience and watch how the conversation becomes easy and enjoyable.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.
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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

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Opportunity Gone

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Conversation Starter of the Week

Graduate school opportunity gone

 

Conversation with Yourself

Being the rock hard New Yorker I was back in the late eighties early nineties had me doing everything from the state of fear. Fear of loss. I had an idea of publishing a magazine for Africian American teen girls but was afraid to tell anyone about it.

 

Why was I afraid? Well, “up in the Bronx where the people are fresh” all I really knew was that people took ideas from others, so don’t tell anyone or they might steal your idea and make millions of dollars. That is truly how I thought then. Many of you may think like that currently.

 

The story is like this. Companies came to recruit for interns on my campus. Time Warner was one of those companies, and I wanted to work for them like nobodies business. We had to meet with the director of placement to talk about what we wanted to do and in my meeting I did not mention my desire to publish a magazine because she might take that idea. It sounds dumb now but it made perfect sense that day.

Subsequently I did not get on the schedule for Time Warner because instead of talking about my desires I played it safe and said something more traditional and was not chosen to compete for the internship.

 

Things I know Now

No-one can execute your idea the way you can so if they run with your idea it will not be the product you had in mind so you will still have a chance to compete.

Playing it safe is operating from a sense of fear and true good feelings come from operating from a position of love.

If you don’t get the opportunity you think you should have, make the most of the opportunities you do receive and communicate with confidence about the future you desire.

The moral of the story is use great speaking skills to make your dreams come true.

 

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.
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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

Stop comparing and begin being a person who hit the jack pot

 

Conversation with Yourself  

As I was approaching 30 years of age many moons ago, I took a few days off of work and went to a holistic health retreat. The women I met on the retreat were so at ease with who they were. Some were mothers, some were single some were entrepreneurs others were younger like myself but what they had in common that I wanted was an ease with who they were and what they had to contribute to make the world a better place than when they arrived.

This was the beginning of my journey.

 

Get out of your comfort zone 

I was totally out of my zone at this retreat. Eating raw foods and drinking fresh juices and teas, I could not believe that people put this much thought into what went into their body. Seeing these women in action helped be get clear about who I wanted to become and it did not happen over night. You may meet people along your journey and  you like their “vibe” that is how I felt about these women. I did not want to be them but I liked  how they carried themselves and although in there 50’s and 60’s they looked great. Who wouldn’t want that. Now that I am close to 50 I feel the desire to be that woman who is living each day as if I hit the Jack Pot.

 

Let go of other people’s expectations of you and focus on what you expect of yourself

 

When in the process of letting go what others think you “should” do, you begin asking yourself what you want to do and listening to what your intuition is saying. P Diddy Combs in his speech to Howard Graduates this past year let it be known that you will have to get up early and stay late so you might as well be doing what you love.

Having been a third generation college graduate in my family, I felt a sense of pressure to be something great, you may understand this feeling as well. What I did not fully realize was that I was already great, I merely had to decide where I wanted to make an impact, and begin. Set some expectations for yourself. Beginning to be the person who has hit the Jack Pot in every way attracts good stuff like a magnet.

 

Set a goal

You can set your sights on just about anything. At the time I set my sights on becoming a homeowner in NYC. I had heard all the men at my job talk about buying foreclosed property in the city and how they were making all this money. I did it, it took a few years but the focus I had on this goal is part of the story of how I stopped comparing and got busy being someone who owned property in NYC. What are you obsessed with or outraged about that you know if you forwarded that energy to your goal would make a difference in your feeling like you just hit the Jack Pot.

 

If your focus is keeping up with the Jones’s by implementing these three basic intentions you can take the focus off “keeping up” and on to “what you want” step by step. This process has led to my feeling truly fulfilled in my current personal and professional life and I am sure can make a difference for you as well.

 

let me know what you do to feel like you just hit the Jack Pot.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is  personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute   Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to  invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.

 

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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

Try Meditation/Prayer

As you begin your mediation think of an area of your life, perhaps your health, career or romantic life. Imagine someone who your think has mastered this area. Then begin to speak with them about how you can achieve what you want.IMG_1715

Get into it. Whoever you choose has done this has achieved the pinnacle and they are giving you advice on how to move forward. What would they say to look out for, what would they say to add to your daily activities and you may even discuss what you could take out of your day as well. Your conversation is intimate and personal and if anything like my conversations it will be revealing to say the least.

For example, I meditated on being a top-notch woman and the woman I chose who had it all figured out was First Lady Michelle Obama. She shared with me the keys she thought were a must. There were three keys I imagined her sharing with me.

1. Stay focused on the good you can do for others

2. Stay healthy because without that you are no good to anyone

3. Have partner you truly adore.

I am sure there was more she shared but these were the three things I wrote in my journal and continued writing on as it relates to my future.

Back to you and your journey.
The person you are speaking with is living One Jazzy Life and has now given you the keys.

Take a moment and record on paper exactly what your One Jazzy Life would look like in whatever area you chose. Set the scene one year and in five years out after you have begun to implement some to the secret keys that you discussed with a really successful person.

Create a colorful vision by using your imagination for each of the areas that are important to you and be free with this. By free I mean for you not to limit yourself to what you think is possible but create the best of the best for yourself and speak it out loud. Then write it down.

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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Conversation Starter | 0 comments

“How to Take the Temperature on Your Joy.”

Conversation with Yourself

While listening, speaking, hugging and crying with the women who participated in the National Jack and Jill Convention this week in Charlotte North Carolina it became clear to me that JOY is what the world go round. So of course I got to thinking about joy and it reminded me of a conversation I have with myself periodically, just as a check in. Joy is so personal and manifest differently for each of us and what has been revealed to me on my journey is that other people’s joy can not be yours, you have to define your joy for yourself or JOY will be something you see others with and never possess for yourself.

Ten minutes to Joy…JOY

This just means take a moment and ask yourself, are you living the life you want to live with abundance, joy and happiness. When taking this moment, cut off your cell phone, computer, home phone and any other way you could be distracted and sit quietly. Review all areas of your life that you feel are important, relationships, career, financial, health, spiritual and others you may want to add. If an area gives you a feeling of distress, just note that in your mind. Try not to judge and condemn yourself. Note the areas you feel great about as well. Sit with this for a few minutes, you may be able to sit for ten minutes or two minutes, however long it takes do this exercise until you get through each area of your life you want to evaluate.

Completing this “check in” with some regularity is essential to aligning your voice on the inside with the actions in your life that will result in joy.

Beware of the Joy Snatchers

Judgment, harsh judgment of yourself and others only takes the focus off of what brings you joy. For example, if you are like me you take the health of your family seriously. We all know there will be the occasionally day where you have to eat fast food but be easy on yourself if this has become the norm and instead of beating yourself up, take the necessary steps to improve your health and the health of those you love dearly. This is where you will find joy.

Outrage is another one of those feelings that can be a clue to “something” that might be going on in your world. For example, instead of blessing the financial blessings of others you may be outraged that they spent what you would spend on a car on a one-week vacation house in the Hamptons. Instead of outrage try gratitude for right where you are and the action you are taking to move forward with confidence.

You should” is one of those phrases that leaves others saying, I did not ask you for advice. When your friends tell you “you should” leave your job, stop talking to a particular person, or even leave your partner back up and run the other direction fast. Your well meaning friend may or may not be privy to the check in you have done with yourself and may not realize that you are full of joy despite what she might see because her idea of joy for you is different then the vision of joy you have for yourself. Joy is personal and this is an opportunity for you to share with her or not how you define joy for yourself.

While in conversation with yourself this week about what brings you joy and how to keep feelings and conversations from snatching Joy right out of your everyday activites remember Joy is personal. Define it for yourself and have the courage and confidence to live it.

The Urban Woman’s Guide to Greatness is a Transformation System that is personalized and I invite you to click this link to schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery Session to start the conversation about how to invest your time to reflect to attract the opportunities you desire.

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