Mercedes Maidana


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  • I wasn’t born to follow


    If you read my last blog post, you already know (take out your violins) what has happened in my life during the last year. Well, I’m gonna be honest here: It was a lot, and I’ve got to a point that I broke down. I needed to rest and recover physically and emotionally from the roller coaster that I’ve been riding since last March.

    One day, just before Christmas I realized that I was truly burned out. I had nothing left in me to give to others nor to share in any way. I didn’t even want to. I asked myself, “What is my true Hell Yeah! now?”

    The answer was loud and clear: Read More

  • How to quickly move from hurt to happiness


    Guest post by Hanna Bier

    Looking back at my life I notice that what has propelled me forward and what has made the biggest impact on my journey were the breakdowns.

    More precisely, the way I broke down.

    For many years, I used all of my energy to resist my shadows and to ignore my sadness. I tried to push through no matter what and keep my face so that nobody will see my struggle.

    Every time I did this, I grew a little more stiff and bitter and my belly contracted a little bit more. The more I hid my ugly truth, me more I shrunk. Read More

  • A new way to approach the end of the year balance (+How I could bring a positive balance to one of the worst years of my life)


    I hope this time of the year is finding you well. For most of us, the approaching New Year is a time of reflection, a time when we pause to assess the past year and look toward the future.

    We take time to evaluate our projects and dreams, enjoy the dreams fulfilled and pave a path for those we did not achieve. We put into place our intentions for the coming year and plan how to proceed with them. We consider whether we need to switch gears. We wonder if we need to let go of the dreams we’ve outgrown, so that we can move into new ones. We question whether we need to take more action, or if we should stop and focus on resting. We ask ourselves what changes we need to allow into our lives, and how we can best grow in the coming year.

    New Years is a great time to be honest with ourselves.

    In my case, 2014 was a year that most people would consider a horrible year. Read More

  • A great opportunity to get clarity for 2015!


    I’m coming to Austin,Texas in the beginning of December to do another High-Level Business Strategy and Abundance Mastermind. I am so excited to return!

    If you want to get super clear on your next steps to grow your business in the next 6 months, come join me in this specially crafted intimate group for only 6 attendees. 

    I will help you to get laser focused + create a personalized action plan for success so you can make more money doing what you love. You will leave the mastermind with a solid blueprint action plan to take home with you.

    Together we will dive deep into what is stopping you from expanding into greater Abundance in your business and life. It’s going to be a very focused Mastermind event, with some “hands on” workshop exercises as well.

    You will learn how to bring all of “you” into your business model so you can work from your joy, have an authentic brand and make the money that you really want. The new year is just around the corner and NOW is the time to start planning ahead!

    Here’s what we’ll cover…

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  • A new approach to gratitude that will get you through rough times faster


    If you live in the United States, you’ll probably be celebrating Thanksgiving Day this Thursday.

    We have so much to be grateful for, and Thanksgiving is a nice opportunity to pay attention to our blessings, including our friends and family, our health, and healthy meals. We live in such abundance! I’ve found that gratitude is a powerful force. When I can be grateful for what is present in my life, everything seems to flow easier.

    Instead of looking at the half-empty glass, gratitude makes us focus on the half that is full.

    We are usually grateful for the great things in our lives, but have you ever thought that you could be grateful for the tough times as well?

    We might have been able to be thankful for the lessons learned that came after the hardship.

    Once we were on the other side of the pain, and had gotten our lives back  together, we were able to acknowledge the lessons that we learned from the tough times.

    Through these lessons we grew immensely, became stronger and maybe even more spiritually aware. We were grateful for the lesson – after the fact.

    I came to discover a new way to apply gratitude in my life that has transformed me at a deep level.

    Four years ago, I was starting my coaching practice and was giving my heart and soul to every aspect of growing my business. My dream was to be able to help other women in creating their dream lives, and I also wanted to be able to pay my bills while doing so.

    I put an extraordinary amount of work into getting my website ready, making my brand message clear, and learning about marketing so I could have traffic and visitors to my website. In other words, all that jazz that every entrepreneur has to go through in the beginning stages of a business.

    I was doing this by myself, and I sometimes hit walls along the way. I asked myself how do I get clients? How do I get more readers for my blog? Read More

  • Invitation to a Free Coaching Masterclass


    A few weeks ago, I had to cancel the webinar “Making Space for Abundance” due to a minor health issue. I thank you so much for your patience! I’m now back, revitalized and ready to share with you how to make space for more Abundance in your life.

    I am blessed to be able to do what I love for a living, and to be able to connect with amazing people like you as I share the tools for Abundance that I’ve been applying for the last decade of my life. But it hasn’t always been this way.

    For years, in my late twenties, I struggled with “figuring it out”. I was passionate about my big wave surfing career at the time, yet I wasn’t making the money that I really wanted to make. As things were not opening up for me, I started to lose the joy in my surfing. Yet, I kept pushing to make things happen, over and over again, until I ended up getting in a bad surfing accident that almost took my life. That was not a cool way to learn my lessons!

    After my almost drowning episode, I kept hearing a voice within me that was saying “Make Space, make space, make space.” I wondered, what did that mean anyway? Read More