Episode 82 – Internal Wisdom

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Hi Soul friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. A couple of days ago, on my morning walk, I was reminded of a beautiful truth, a truth that if we remember as adults, most of our internal confusion subsides.

In my one on one sessions, I hear this question a lot ” who am I ?”. So much of our life is spent chasing this question. We look for our identity in places and in people. And for short periods of time we attach our sense of self to the answers that we find in them. However since everything in life is temporary, that attachment and recognition subsides with time as well. Then we’re back to where we started. Looking for answers.

Now we’ve all heard the statement, all that you seek is already within you.

But what does that really mean?

Well, let’s look at the world around us. Let’s look at the plants, the animals and even infants.

An infant doesn’t think to itself let me be an infant- it just is. A lemon tree doesn’t think to itself let me be a lemon tree and bear lemons, it just does. An animal doesn’t think to itself let me be an animal, it just is. There is a certain level of knowing present. It uses its internal wisdom to live its truth. We see this when animals give birth and their offsprings slowly start to move on their own. We see this when infants start to learn how to crawl and walk.

This inner wisdom is shining so brightly when we’re born. Infants are so connected to this source. However the light starts to dim as we grow older. That certainty in who we are and what we’re meant to do, and that level of creativity that we have, that level of knowing, it starts to fade away.

It starts to get overshadowed by our parents, by our community, by our teachers.

Our caretakers tend to transfer their own hopes and wishes that they had for themselves onto us, and soon we are no longer able to distinguish what desire belongs to us and what desire belongs to others.

While their intentions tend to be pure and good natured, every soul is meant for a different purpose.

Hence why so many people feel unfulfilled and confused. Their programming does not align with their soul’s calling. The truth is, we can’t live other peoples dreams as well as they can live their own

So as adults, we then develop an urge, and tickling to get an understanding of self .. and we tend to do this based from the external.

But the answer is already inside of us, hidden under years and years of social conditioning passed onto us by others.

So what is the solution?

It’s a simple solution but not necessary easy because it requires us to do the one thing everyone tells us not to do: which is to do nothing.

Its allowing ourselves the space and grace to enter into the state of silence, into the space of nothingness where everything is possible, and separate ourself from the illusion of the outside world, Only then is the inner wisdom activated and we can finally understand who we are and who we are meant to be.

It’s also important to note that some people can be extremely instrumental in helping us activate the inner ding. Those are the people who feel like home, who empower us simply by being in their presence. If you don’t have that community, then find a mentor or coach who can create that safe space for you to go within. As a coach myself, I’m honoured to have the duty of helping my clients remove these layers to get to their truth.

The glow in their eyes when something clicks.

You know that feeling you get when you’re like “I can’t explain it but I just know”

or when an idea pops up and it excites every cell in your body or the realization that puts your whole body at ease. The internal wisdom is always alive.

We just need to be willing to hear it.

I once read a beautiful line that said, when the teacher is ready, the student will appear. when the student is ready the teacher will appear. when the leader is ready the vision will appear. when the artist is ready, the creative force will appear. We simply need to be ready, and that readiness comes from the willingness to let go of all that we thought we are and allow our soul to go back home to its truth.

I promise you in that truth there lies an abundance of love, joy, bliss, flow, wealth and more.

That truth gives us purpose, gives us meaning.

So this week soul friends, gift yourself the beauty of silence. silence the chattering thoughts. allow yourself to sit in the space of not-knowing, not having all the logical answers – and allow yourself to go deep within into that vault of knowledge that lies within your heart.

A great technique is imagining a beautiful box that holds within it bright golden light.. visualize this box in your heart.. you and only you have the key. envision yourself opening the box and being completely covered with that light. do not seek for the answers. allow them to come to you on their own.

have trust in the process.

you are much more powerful than you could ever imagine

thank you for listening

speak soon

Episode 80 – Surrender vs Taking Action

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Hi Soul-Friends,

It’s Tannaz hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of minutes on growth. Today I want to discuss a topic that has come up in the past as well, the perceived thought that surrendering and taking action are opposing concepts in the manifesting process.

In spiritual communities, we hear this quiet often… surrender to the higher source, have faith, let go and let god, trust the universe.

But then we also hear motivational speakers, and coaches stress the importance of taking action, taking imperfect action, taking aligned action, taking inspired action.

So which is it?

Well its both, and today I want to explain why.

To begin with, we are not sole creators of our lives. We are co-creators with the source, with the light, with the universe. Think of it as a 50-50 partnership. We are the ones preparing the building materials and doing the labour but the universe is the grand architect putting it all together to be the best of the best. This is where the belief “life is always happening for my highest good” comes from.

But why would we want the higher source to be the architect – don’t we know ourselves better than anyone else? because our perception of reality is limited to our body’s eyes. It is a 3D perspective confined by the constraint of time, whereas the universe has a timeless 5D grand vision. & to be honest, wouldn’t you want the absolute best architect for your building?

Which brings me to my second reason — you might have just responded “no” to my last question and that is perfectly fine too. This is the concept of free will. There is no coercion involved in manifesting and spirituality. Everyone has the free will to experience life as they’d like.

But if they choose to have source involved, that choice is always available to them. Think of source, light, universe as this silent powerful entity walking by your side 24 hours in a day. Always there to protect you, to support you, to assist you, but it won’t until you allow it. You have the free will to choose.

So how do you choose to activate this superpower partnership? by taking action. The moment we have taken action towards something, we have signalled the universe that I’m ready to receive this. I’m ready to embark on this journey. I’m ready to explore. So as you take a step, the universe reveals your next step. Clarity comes through action, because action activates divine guidance.

In other words, I am taking imperfect, inspired, messy, aligned action with the awareness and certainty that my next step is supported by the universe. that is the element of surrender. I know my role is to build the house, but its not my role to know how the house will look like, but I know, and have complete certainty that it will be the absolute best house – beyond what I could ever imagine. I am willing to surrender that part of not knowing.

Surrender is like trust – It’s It’s being in a dark tunnel, not seeing the end, but trusting that there is light at the end of the tunnel and just taking one step at a time…It’s that level of knowing without a shadow of doubt that the sun will rise when the moon sets.

Usually at this point, one major question comes up. How do I know what it coming is actually good for me? Remember, the mind loves to label things. That is how the mind stays in control and feels safe. But in reality, we don’t know or see the big picture to be able to judge whether an outcome is good or bad. Surrender means that I know that whatever comes after I’ve showed up to the best of my ability is for the best, even if my mind can’t grasp it.

I cannot stress the importance of showing up to the best of your ability enough times. Yes your best will look different every single day, but a life with integrity is a life where at the beginning of the day we set an intention to show up and at end of the day, you tell yourself “I did my best and that is good enough for me”. Sometimes our best is being on supercharge, sometimes our best means simply pausing and not reacting to a challenge, sometimes our best is being there for others and sometimes our best is just resting in bed and meditating. You and only you can know what your best looks like.

So why don’t some people take action? Because we tend to take action when we believe that something is possible for us, that we’re worthy and deserving of it. If that belief isn’t there, the mind will convince us to stay stagnant. The mind will fill us up with thoughts like “who do you think you are to want that, that desire is only for certain people, it won’t work out so why try, if it could be done it would’ve been done” and so much more.

If you’ve heard yourself say these before, remember its just your mind playing small.

You are MORE than your limiting beliefs.

Let them go. See yourself as worthy and deserving of it all. See everything through the lens of possibility.

The moment the idea comes to you, it is yours to claim. It has already manifested in the metaphysical realm. It just needs to be manifested in the physical, and that is why taking action matters.

So soul-friends, once again please remember that the universe cannot deliver the vision if you haven’t a step in the direction of your goals, dreams and desires. When you take a step, the vortex between the metaphysical and physical, the portal of light is opened, and through that portal the universe will shower you with all the guidance, and support you need but you need to open the portal. The key to the portal is always with you.

& you as an extension of source, deserve to have all that you desire and more. You just have to believe it and walk confidently in that direction.

Thank you for listening,

Speak soon

Episode 78 – Money, The Taboo Topic

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Hi Soul-friends. It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. This week, I want to discuss a topic that has been labelled as taboo for in my opinion way too long, especially in more conservative societies, and that is the topic of MONEY.

How many times have you heard the statement, “It’s not proper to talk about money, it’s tacky to talk about money or talking about money is so new money behaviour”… But what I’m surprised by is how we have normalized talking about the lack of money.

Society has normalized complaining about not having money. It’s been normalized to talk about not having enough. (& in doing so, gets sucked into victimhood consciousness, and lack mentality) In some cultures even, it’s encouraged to talk about not doing well, because there’s this fear of being jinxed by the evil eye. I have seen extremely successful people downplay their wins because they feared if others knew how well they did, they would somehow lose their mojo.

On the other hand, if you start to talk about the money you’re making or how well you’re doing, it’s kind of frowned upon. People might think you’re showing off or rubbing your success in their face. So today I want to briefly talk about how damaging this mentality can be.

When I teach my money mindset module, I tend to receive the same feedback from everyone. Money is one of the things they all truly desire, but feel ashamed that they do, because they don’t want to be labelled as materialistic or shallow, and shame is a very heavy emotion to be carrying around, especially regarding something that CAN have a positive impact on not only your life but the life of others too.

We are extensions of source, and as extensions, we’re destined to have access to all the abundance source has created. We are meant to be prosperous. We are meant to have it all. Now the definition of all is different for everyone, but your soul’s true desires are not by accident.

When I talk about desires, I’m referring to those things that set your soul on fire. Not what you think you want, but rather what you truly want. Not what you’ve been conditioned to think you want, but what your soul came on this earth to do.

We are meant to manifest those desires into the physical realm. By the way, you manifesting your desires doesn’t mean that someone else’s piece of the pie gets smaller. There is an abundance of abundance in this world, and everyone has access to it if they choose so. We are meant to live a full life, and most importantly we deserve to live in an AND world instead of an OR world.

I can be healthy and rich.

I can be happy and rich.

I can be spiritual and rich.

I can be in love and rich.

When you’re younger, people ask you.. would you rather have this or that?

But I don’t need to choose one or the other. These limitations only exist in the human mind. What the universe wants for us is far greater than what meets the body’s eyes.

There is a stream of abundance that is always flowing. We can either dive into it or we can resist it. It’s important to note that no one consciously resists it – its all done at a subconscious level. Every time you engrain a limiting belief into your subconscious mind, you’re placing a block in that stream. Sometimes you carry so many limiting beliefs that the blocks start to add on and turn into a wall that has completely blocked off the flow. That’s when we start to not only see life through the lens of lack and scarcity but to experience it as well.

When you’re seeing life through that perspective, your inner critic will start to act up and talk more than it usually does. It will start to convince you that you’re not worthy of abundance, that you’re not deserving of it, that abundance is reserved for others, people who look a certain way or think a certain way or come from a certain background. It will play all your limiting beliefs on constant loop, and try to convince you to lean heavily into fear, and into doubt.

But I’m here to remind you of your soul’s truth, to remind you to take off those glasses, and to see the world through a different lens.

So how can we shift from lack to presence, from scarcity to abundance.

The first step is always awareness, becoming aware of the beliefs that exist within us, that are running the show for us. Let’s take a look at just some of the most common limiting beliefs when it comes to money and abundance, and let’s bust these myths

  • Rich people are dishonest .

Are there dishonest rich people? definitely, but there’s also dishonest poor people. Wealth has nothing to do with someone’s honesty. In fact, in order to make money, you need people to trust you. In order for people to trust you, you need to be honest. So right off the bat, we know that this myth is just a limiting beliefs and its not the objective truth

  • You need money to make money 

Did you know that more than 85% of the world’s millionaires are self made? yes self – made. they literally started from scratch, so now we know that this too is just a myth.

It’s a myth that the inner critic holds on to to justify playing small, to justify staying in the comfort zone, to justify not taking inspired action and not dreaming big. Do not allow these lies to stop you from pursuing what you want.

You can’t be spiritual and rich.

This is a limiting belief that I entertained for so long. I felt so much shame for having access , and thought that because of it I couldn’t be a spiritual person and to be honest that shame really played a toll on my mental and physical health. Until one day my spiritual teacher who could see me struggling with my sense of identity pulled me aside and asked me how many schools I can build without money. That moment was a wake up call. Vilifying something that has the power to bring my vision of serving in the world of education literally serves no one.

Being spiritual isn’t about what you wear or where you live. Its about how connected you are with the source, and as extensions of source, it is our duty to serve and leave the world a better place than how we entered it, and guess what, having money allows us to make those changes. It allows us to build the schools, the hospitals, fund the NGOs, create employment opportunities and change people’s lives in a myriad of ways!

You see money is neither good or bad. In fact, money’s energy is neutral. It’s what we do with money that matters.

Some people say money will turn you into a mean person. money can’t do that. money only highlights whats already inside of you, so if you’re a mean broke person, you’re perhaps going to be an even meaner person rich. As dr Wayne Dyer beautifully said, when you squeeze an orange, you get orange juice not apple juice. So what’s coming out is already inside of you.

So today, I ask you to sit down and look at your relationship with money. How do you speak with money. How do you speak about money. Money comes where it’s welcomed and stays where its respected. Do you respect it or do you dismiss it.

Remember, When you live a life aligned with the energy of abundance, abundance of wealth, health, love, joy… you show to others that it’s possible for them too.

Imagine how beautiful the world would be, if everyone bravely walked in the direction of their soul’s true desires because they had certainty it was a possibility for them. Lets start with ourselves, and by walking the path, invite others to do the same.

Thank you for listening,

Speak soon.

Episode 76 – Your Tribe

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Hi Soul-Friends,

It’s Tannaz hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth.

Today I want to briefly talk about community, and the importance of surrounding yourself with a tribe that not only supports you, but also inspires you to become the better version of yourself.

Jim Rohn quotes that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most of our time with. So let me ask you this.. Who are the 5 people you spend the most of your time with?

Name the five people you talk with the most, you chat with the most, you spend the most time with.. Be honest with yourself,

do they inspire you?

do they motivate you to be better? think better? do better?

do they compassionately show you the parts of yourself that you need to let go of?

do they bring out the best in you?

do they celebrate you when you’re winning?

do they offer a shoulder when you’re grieving or in pain?

do they help you see the light when you’re stuck in darkness?

do they remind you of all that is good in this world?

do they without judgment give you their hand when you fall down?

OR

do they intentionally try to bring you down by using harmful sarcasm or by belittling you?

do they make you feel bad whenever you’ve accomplished something great by minimizing it and saying its not a big deal?

do they throw their limiting beliefs onto you and tell you you can’t or won’t ever succeed, especially when you share an idea with them?

do they only see your darkness and refuse to see the good in you?

do they intentionally bring up your past mistakes and shortcomings to excuse their behaviour towards you?

do they spend hours and hours gossiping and spreading negative vibes about others?

Now, let’s mirror it all back — what type of friend are you to your community? Because soul-friend, we need to become embodiments of that which we seek.

So take a moment and reflect on your role in the tango.. without self-judgment or criticism. It is in these moments of reflection that our movie is corrected.

Truthfully life is too short to let pass by engaging in conversations and experiences that don’t set your soul on fire, that don’t add value to your life, that don’t make you feel safe, seen, heard and valued.

Now I don’t mean that all your conversations with everyone need to be educational or that they all must have a purpose… but it’s rather about the feeling we get when we’re in someone’s presence.. some feel like home.

The world can sometimes be a dark place – & thats why our community should feel safe. a place where we can be held. a place where we can be seen. a place where we can evolve. a place where we can learn. and lets be honest, no one learns through criticism.

I’m not going to lie.. There have been many moments in my life that I have stayed in friendships and relationships for much longer than I should have, because I had been friends with them already for a long time, or because I felt guilty that the other person didn’t have anyone else or simply because I insisted on them not having bad intentions.. but the truth is, someone can be a good person but not necessarily good for you… so if it no longer serves you, cut the chord. You’re not being selfish. When you cut the chord, you create space for new friendships to flourish for both yourself and the other person, because trust me, if you’re not vining with someone, there’s a high chance they’re not vibing with you too. so why not allow them to nurture a friendship that serves them too?

If you can’t cut the chord, then set boundaries for yourself around what you will share with the person, what you’ll allow them to share with you and the amount of time you’re willing to spend with them. You can’t serve your purpose, your dharma, your calling with an empty cup.. be conscious of who you give access to your cup to.

Also I’d like to quickly add that impact is just as important as intention.. We place a lot of focus on intent, but not as much on impact. Yes you might not have had bad intentions when you criticized your friend for the way they dress, talk or act, but the fact remains that it impacted them and it was hurtful. I always like to visualize humanity as a big carpet and every single one of us being a thread in it – recognizing how interconnected we all are, and that our actions always impact the other person – whether it’s positive or not.

So this week, pay attention to who, what and where you’re spending most of your energy on. You have full control over this area of your life. Take ownership of it. Jump into the driver’s seat.. and choose the destination that serves your highest good

Thank you for listening

Speak soon

Episode 74 – Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

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Hi Soul-Friends, it’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. This week, I was to briefly talk about a topic that’s coming up a lot this past season in my 1 on 1 sessions and group coaching programs… the topic of entrepreneurship

With the world going online, more and more people want to start online businesses and want to start side hustles..either because they’ve lost their job or because they’ve realized that they want to do more with their life… but not everyone is actually taking action – so why does this disconnect exist?

Well…the truth is, most people are waiting for the perfect moment.

Why the perfect moment? Because the mind gives us the illusion that if everything is perfect, then nothing will go wrong and we won’t quote on quote fail, and with all the social conditioning we’ve experienced, god forbid we fail.

But I’m here to tell you that the perfect moment doesn’t exist. There isn’t a moment in time that everything from the external or the internal will just magically line up…

I know this from experience.

Over the past 4 years, my holding company has expanded to include a multiple six figure coaching business, an education consultancy firm, a crypto platform and some side hustles in the f&b and retail industry … and when people ask me what is the secret to my expansion.. I always say two things, the first is taking “imperfect action” and the second is redefining failure for myself.

When we’re kids, we have the audacity to dream big, and to claim those dreams as a possibility, a possibility that feels so real. However, the older we get, the inner critic grows with us and gets louder and louder, and we start to hear the inner critic’s voice as the truth. Then when we’re older and we look back on our childhood, we say “ah I always wanted to do this, but I was a child, I was a kid, I didn’t know better, I hadn’t seen how the real world operates.

& We start to make excuses for our desires, we make excuses for our dreams and we take the safe route and we live our day to day life with suppressed unfulfilled potential

but it’s important to pause and to see life through the lens of our younger self, because that is the truth and to tell ourselves that if the desire exists within me, it is meant for me

it is my responsibility, my duty to honour that desire, to bring it to life

now that desire might turn out successful and it might not, but it’s there because this desire Is going to help us elevate and grow. It is who we become on the journey of entrepreneurship that is the goal. It is not the end result of how much money we make but rather who we are during the process, how much impact we have during that process, how much we grow, how much we learn, every time we fall down, what do we learn from that.

I have many successful businesses but over the years I’ve had many unsuccessful ones as well, that were equally instrumental in who I am today as a person. If I had given up the first time things didn’t go my way, I wouldn’t have come up with all these new ideas through which I am able to share my gifts with the world. Because when creativity knocks on our door, and we open the door and honour its presence, it shows up to our front step much more often.

So if we can shift our perspective, and if we can say okay the purpose is to grow and to elevate, to become a more conscious and aware version of myself, to be able to see my flaws through my day to day interactions with my staff and society, and through that reflection to become better, then you my soul-friend are already a successful entrepreneur

the money, the status, the benefits are all the cherry on the top.. they are not the foundation

& let me tell you this with conviction, when you’re in that state of gratitude, of awareness and of consciousness, money flows to you with so much ease, because the universe WANTS to gift you back, because you’ve done so much mindset work that you have removed all the abundance blocks in your head. you are stepping in your truth, you’re stepping into your potential and over there, resistance is limited.

So when I see people seeking money first, without a deeper meaning behind it for something greater than themselves, I tell them, you’re on the wrong path. If you want money, then you need to let go of the critic’s resistance, and level up. You need to step into your truth, into what sets your soul on fire and that truth is always bigger than just what serves you alone.

Every time you play small, every time you convince yourself to postpone your desires, every time you say no to yourself, you are doing a disservice to your community and society .

Because your mess, your story, your talents.. they can all save people, they can transform people’s lives.

So look at your passions, your talents and your desires with respect and honour. Discover your soul’s why. Why do you want to embark on this journey? How will this journey not only elevate your life but the lives of those around you? Then take action with an open heart.. and every time you fall down & your inner critic tries to convince you that you’ve failed, smile, knowing that that voice isn’t the truth, because as long as we’re learning, failure doesn’t exist.. & we’re here to learn, and the quickest way to learn is through these experiences.. so shift your focus on the journey, allow yourself to serve the world, and in return allow the world to serve you with all the abundance it possesses.

Trust yourself

Thank you for listening,

Speak soon