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Hola! I’m Mercedes Maidana
I’m a writer, speaker, business and abundance coach, and surf ambassador for the clothing company Patagonia.
My passion is to help people live their dreams.
I do it by sharing about the principles of abundance so you can manifest your heart’s desires and live an abundant life. I share in my blog and as a contributor for The Huffington Post.
So, what does an abundant life mean to me?
By abundant, I mean: happy, joyful, passionate, fulfilled life! Once you fill yourself from the inside out, all areas of your life will be aligned into more abundance:
- You will start making more money then ever before
- Your will enjoy your career and have fun throughout the process of growing your business
- Your relationships will be loving
- You will have a solid spiritual foundation to live on
I believe that we can live a life beyond our wildest dreams but we just need to know how. Every single dream that I’ve had is my reality here and now. I’ve learned how to apply different manifesting techniques and spiritual principles of Abundance. I am here to share these tools with you! I do this through my writing, coaching and speaking around the world.
Let me first tell you a lil’ bit about me:
I help people live their dreams by finding new, bigger ways of thinking and taking action.
I share with English and Spanish speaking women (and some awesome guys) direct ways to connect with their own selves and fulfill themselves from the inside out to manifest their dream life. Today, I am living my dream life. But it has not always been like that.
This is the story:
I was a city girl from Buenos Aires, a 13 million people city, living the urban life. At age 21 I got my heart broken by a boyfriend. I went into a dark phase in my life and spent 7 months depressed and frozen. A friend invited me to Brazil for a short holiday so I could breathe some fresh air. Little did I know that my life was about to change forever!
Once in Brazil I discovered surfing and I fell head over heels for the ocean. I traveled the world looking for a place I would call home and ended up in Hawaii, where the best waves in the world break along the coast. Once settled in Hawaii, the allure of bigger waves started to piqued my interest.
At age 26, five years after having started surfing, I decided I wanted to go for my next big dream: to become one of the best female big wave surfers in the world and to get paid to travel to chase those huge waves.
Not only I wanted to be sponsored, but I knew exactly what company I wanted to get sponsored by: Patagonia. My goal seemed impossible to attain but my passion was so strong that I could not- not follow it!
I put into use all the manifesting techniques that I had learned throughout the years, and today I am living my dream!
These are some of the results:
I manifested a sponsorship with the amazing clothing company Patagonia.
For the last four years, I’ve got to travel the world surfing, whenever I wanted, wherever I wanted to go.
Six years after I started surfing I was nominated at the XXL Big Wave Awards as one of the three best women big wave surfers in the world. Then I got nominated again in 2010 and in 2011.
I am a motivational speaker and I inspire people to live their own dreams. You can find me in my laptop in Indonesia after a great surf session in the middle of nowhere, to the metropolis of Buenos Aires or New York City, to tiny towns in Mexico or Chile. I may be in my flip flops and beach hair for weeks, or I may be in stilettos, leather and sequins in the big cities. I can go from backpacking to red carpet in a minute. I love it all, I am all of it combined!
I know we can transform our lives and live in abundance, no matter what has happened to us in the past. We can always go for a fresh start, we can create our reality the way we want.
I discovered that we can easily manifest our heart’s desires. At first, I did it the hard way, but now I’m doing it the effortless way. I prefer the latter and this is the approach I share through my blog posts and speaking events.
I manifested my surfing career through sheer willpower, force, pushing and demanding. I made all my dreams come true. I ticked them off my bucket list, one-by-one but in the midst of it, I felt burned out and fatigued. I‘d lost the joy in my life. I even had to face the gates of death (in a surfing accident) before I realized that my approach wasn’t working out.
Now, I use the same tools I used years ago, but my approach is very different. Instead of manifesting my dreams through willpower, I am now manifesting them through joy. I follow the essence of joy from within, that I call the “Hell Yeah!” and take that energy into the world.
Enjoying the journey and loving the process will get us to our dream lives—because when we love each step along the way, we become our dreams.
I went from a Hell No! to a Hell Yeah! life. Not only I get to surf, travel and enjoy the beauty of my home in Hawaii, I also get to share what I know with others so they can live their dream lives too! I teach abundance tools and share spiritual principles, combined with a great deal of taking practical ACTION steps, so you can see real results in your life.
I know that you can create anything you want and I’ll be happy to show you how. We can work together 1-1 via Skype so you can take your life to the next level.
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My desire is to bring the message of Abundance into as many lives as possible. Thanks for joining me in this manifesting journey!
Besos and Loving Abundance,
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