Navigating from Ordinary to Extraordinary


Our theme this week seems to have evolved to one of … The Hero’s Journey Through Turmoil to Truth and Success.

For those facing shift and change or being called to alter or evolve the way within or ahead, we are with You!

In these moments, we must hold fast to the powerful and persistant visions we know are the lifeblood of our callings, while being flexible enough to change how we tackle the terrain before us.

Navigating from Ordinary to Xtraordinary Game-Changers means we must:

~ Keep our eye on the ultimate prize.

Forgo the details, the plan you’ve devised with blood, sweat and tears, juuuust for a sec…
What is your prize, your goal, that thing that stirs ideas at night, and keeps you keeping on because you just Know it’s what your meant to do/be?

Often times we can become bogged down by the ego’s need to control the details. When we remember why we began this journey in the first place, clarity of purpose is somehow rediscovered.

~ Be willing to see the means as separate from the end.

Can you view your plan a different way? How could you shake things up, alter your approach, carve a different path to that summit?

There are many routes to the top, and signs all along the way indicating if we are on the right track. If we are willing to pause and consider, we get the vibe as to whether we should switch roads or forge ahead or carve a way through uncharted territory. When obstacles are tumbling in and blocking us time and time again, these are often the neon warning signs that what we need isn’t a chainsaw, but a fresh perspective.

~ GET that so often it IS happening, just not in our time, but Divine Time and our job is to TRUST.

Ask yourself, “Now that I’ve revisited my Why and critically considered my navigational tools and plan, let me put it to my Guru Within…
“Am I doing all I can to move this forward in the most creative and powerful way possible?””

Believe me…
no Believe YOU…
YOU know, when you become still and hone in within,
You Know, exactly:
what’s working,
what’s not,
when to act with perseverance, and
when to wait with patience.

Write that question down and without overthinking, write, write your answer and prepare to be amazed.

In the spirit of Xtraordinary You taking your place in the sky and inspiring so many others to soar,


About jennifermaki

Jennifer Maki is Writer, Seeker, Speaker, Pilgrim, Ingenuity Junkie, Mentor and Motivator for wildly free ones, poised influential Type A to Type C ones, innately wise wee-ones, and all the cape-donning wannabes in between. She has a background in Communications, Marketing, Inner Leadership Development and Team Dynamics for more than 15 years, spanning the British West Indies, Europe, US and Canada. "From corporate, and agency, to non-profit, I've been amazed to have had opportunity to build powerful campaigns for rockin' the socks off ideas via creative flair, practical planning and old-fashioned roll-yer-sleeves-up perseverance with teams and inventors brilliant beyond compare. But what really fuels me? My life-long study of the tenacity and depth of the human spirit; people put to the real tests who come out swinging and inspiring despite the odds; the ordinary heroes who reveal the potential for extraordinary within us all." The Result: Writings, workshops, coaching, retreats, community-building events and keynotes, delivered through her biz and passion, Project YES! Life, designed to empower people, companies and communities to question, listen, think and deliver their YES! "But most amazingly, I get to be a mom and a LifeSchooling one at that. And my two brilliant boys and I are thrilled to have recently launched our vision and movement to ignite and fuel heroism in the world via The Phone Booth Project. Check us out and gain your rightful place within the League of Xtraordinary Game-Changers at"
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2 Responses to Navigating from Ordinary to Extraordinary

  1. Yatin Khulbe says:

    Hi Jennifer
    The headline of the post says everything. We all are made up of extraordinary elements. But, we don’t realize our magnificence by doubting ourself. Everybody is unique and blessed with unique powers. Nobody is inferior or superior.
    As you said, we must concentrate on the end price. Whenever, we feel low, we must focus on our real aim. This process of visualization is really effective.
    Thanks for this wonderful post. Lots of love

    • jennifermaki says:

      Absolutley Yatin! Thank you for your inspired thoughts. Indeed we are all Xtraordinary Game-Changers simply in need of a mission and tools to catapult us there. And Yes! visualizing is a powerful too. See the Hero within and they are There 🙂 Thank you for joining us as we soar together. J

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