Are You Living in Your Own Orbit?

Are you living in your own orbit?

I was recently asked this question by Dr. Christiane Northrup, pioneer in women’s health, when I attended a presentation she gave last week on “The Healing Power of Joy & Pleasure”. Here I am with my husband David, my mom (and baby-to-be) at the event.

I raised my hand along with several others acknowledging that I probably live in my own orbit, at least most of the time. I call it “Planet Suzanne”! I’m not totally self-absorbed, I promise! Being in your own orbit means something else. What Dr. Northrup meant was that when we choose to live in our own orbit, we disconnect from the negativity around us and instead tap into what’s meaningful for us as individuals. When you live in your own orbit, you don’t spend a lot of time watching TV, reading the newspapers or even worrying about the economy or world’s state of affairs. People living on their own orbit are usually happier, healthier and live more empowered lives.

“Planet Suzanne” allows me to focus on the results I want to achieve in my life, rather than focus on the devastation and despair that is out there and will always be out there. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find much positive media these days. Now, I admit, I am a little bit out of it when it comes to current affairs. But I eventually hear about it! And meanwhile, I tap into more joy and the fun of creating my life.To me, being tapped into your own power is a great way to make change in this world.

Want to get into your own orbit? The best way to get in your own orbit is to create your own economy.

Do you think the economy is still doing “bad”? It’s a topic of conversation that brings up a variety of responses. Recently I was out to dinner with some friends and I noticed that everyone had a different opinion on how the economy was doing. One person said it had hit rock bottom and was on the way back up, another felt that it was going to get worse before it was going to get better, and a third person felt it was doing well and had bounced back already. I realized that I was the only person that really had no opinion about the “world” economy because I only focus on what I call “my economy”.

My economy has performed better than ever during times that the people say the world economy is suffering. And I’m not alone. Many of my colleagues, fellow entrepreneurs and business coaching clients will tell you that they, too, have had their best years ever. You might be wondering why that is.

Here’s why…

No matter the situation of world markets, I truly believe that we all create our own economy. And the way we do this is through our own thoughts and belief systems and the action we take in this world on a daily basis based on those thoughts and belief systems.

Take a closer look at this….

If your belief about the economy is that it is bad and you feel like a victim in your finances, then you will most likely experience more of that in your financial life. On the flip side, if you believe that opportunity is everywhere and focus on all of the possibilities that are out there, then you will most likely experience more abundance. The reason is, and it’s not just the “law of attraction” here, it’s really much more simple that that: If you aren’t open for opportunities, you won’t see them. If you are open for opportunities, you will see them and go after them. You’ll choose to grow, expand and succeed in life and continue to attract more opportunities to match up with your beliefs.

I talk to both established holistic professionals and people who want to become holistic professionals almost everyday. And I’ve noticed that there are usually two distinct mindsets, one of “Opportunity Open!” the other of “What Opportunity?” . Those that truly want to make a difference, have a big impact and learn how to create success are “opportunity open”….and they get on the fast track to experiencing their own successful economy. Those that are bombarded by the world’s economy and stuck in their own financial woes and worries about an unknown future, usually remain frozen and waiting for someone else to relieve them.

You might not believe this, but the difference in these two mindsets is never in how much money each person has. In fact, sometimes the person who says yes to opportunities has less money. Instead, it’s in how they perceive themselves in this world and what vision they have to get from wherever they are now to where they want to be.

Ask yourself right now which person you are and which person you want to become? Because it’s really as simple as a choice. You can choose now to create your own economy.

I share this with you because I know what’s possible for you. We all have the power to embrace life, take opportunity by the hand and create our own economies and live the life that we truly want to.

When you embrace the “Opportunity Open!” mindset, you get to:
*Create your own thriving economy
*Be free from worry
*Live in your power
*Attract more clients and business growth
*Do what you love
*Experience more joy

By the way, it’s not too late to create your own economy and follow your passion in our Wellness Coach Certification & Training Program. We have a few Scholarships left to support you (3 to be exact!) in making this empowered decision, but enrollment start this Tuesday March 15th, so don’t delay! Just go here to learn the details and download your application:

Thriving Together,



Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO, IAWP

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4 thoughts on “Are You Living in Your Own Orbit?

  1. Eriall

    I needed to read this today. My financial situation has been getting seemingly more and more unsure by the day, and I’d started to let doubt & worry creep back in, instead of enjoying what I have right now, because the bottom hasn’t fallen out yet. 😉 Thank you Suzanne. Here’s to Opportunity Open!

  2. Suzanne Post author

    Hi Eriall! Thanks for sharing! Sometimes things get to a certain point and that’s when the tide turns, as long as we stay committed and take action.

  3. Barbara Sinclair

    Hi Suzanne, I really do try to live my life like this – in a bubble! That term has always had a negative connotation (like you’re selfish or naive and unaware) but it sure works when you’re walking down the street in NYC! I like the term orbit better, so thanks for sharing via Dr. Northrup. It’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve made this conscious shift, and the difference is striking. The difficult part is when those closest to you in your life are still frozen from fear and uncertainty about their lives. I keep reminding myself that we have to learn these things for ourselves, in our own time.

    Great article – thanks for sharing!

  4. Suzanne Post author

    Hi Barbara, Great advice about learning things in our own time. Something I’ve had to realize as well….we’re all on our own journey! When we’re ready for the lesson, the teacher appears, right?

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