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Nicole Ortega
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Shark Tank is terrible for your business because it undermines your self-authority. And of course, self-authority is EVERYTHING. Without a strong foundation, a strong sense of self, you will not succeed as an entrepreneur. #hardtruths  
But the core premise of Shark Tank -- I hate it. I think it’s wrong, and I think it’s dangerous, and I think it hurts business owners.
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This right here is why Fall is my absolute favorite season of all.
 
Get a Blanket and Pass Me The Wine - Central Park, NYC

The most fascinating park in the middle of a city. What a gorgeous place.

You can see more of my work at http://www.limeflyphotography.com/travel

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#Fuji   #XT1   #NYC   #newyorkcity   #newyorkcityphotography   #centralpark   #photography    
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Jennifer Murphy wrote this awesome piece today. It's about spirituality getting hijacked by the ego. You know, those people who are "so spiritual" but they're also "so in your face about how spiritual they are!" Check it out, it's a goodie!

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Working with people who aspire for more in life than routine and retirement. We help you figure out how to adore the life you are living through a unique alchemy of intellectual, experiential and spiritual common sense.
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"In this life you are the music of your soul played upon an instrument. The playing of this instrument increases the value, the intensity, the expressiveness of your soul."

-Listening In: Dialogues with the Wiser Self
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I love Danielle LaPorte's approach to personal development. She's so raw and real. Lately she's been on this kick of less-is-more. I love anything that takes the pressure off of life. The message is clear: "stop trying so hard, let go, love, and live" It really can be that simple. It takes a big shift in perspective to get to that point though. Every journey is as individual as the person.
When you get off of your own case, you tend to ease up on everyone else around you. Which makes you way more fun to be around. Way more. Only good can come of that...
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My latest blog article is about organization. I have a love/hate relationship with organizing and cleaning. I love, love, love it when my house is clean and tidy, but I hate to do it! I have a different perspective now and I'm ready to stop hiding behind my clutter. Check it out here:
Some intuitive professionals and spiritual teachers say that clearing clutter helps to unblock your intuition or to make it more readily available. I resisted this idea for a very long time because I thought I was lazy and just didn’t want to face it. Truth is, I am lazy sure, but really there’s a lot …
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I only cry when I'm deeply touched (or hurt). I'm a Cancer rising after all ;) But this made me tear up, and I got chills! This is why I do what I do, and why I love what I do. #mediumship  
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other....
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Stuck on whether to use your personal name vs a brand name for your biz?

Don't feel bad. A looot of people get stuck on this dilemma. I sure did when I first got started! Lea Woodward did a great job putting this together. Check out the slides, and just make a decision.

It's better to act on this and get started now, vs hold yourself back. Your mission and your message matter.
If you're deciding on the name for a business, a brand or even a new domain name, should you use your own name or a separate brand name? Here are 4 questions to help you decide.
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This made my heart soar today. The mandala part is great, but this quote right here was the bee's knees!

"The journey to the dream is where you develop the qualities you need to live the dream."

In this article, Andrea Schroeder talks about creativity, intuition, mandalas, and why we shouldn't look for shortcuts through life. 

Love, love, <3 !

http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/journaling-2/art-journal/how-drawing-mandalas-helps-you-be-more-intuitive/
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All the parts of our life are interconnected. This is why it's so important to have your body, mind and soul working together. You won't be caring about work when you're sick (unless you have Capricorn in your chart, heh) Here's a post I've written on how to help that process along: http://nicoleortega.com/astrology-and-the-universal-law-of-polarity/
One of the most beautiful parts about being involved with the intuitive arts is the constant influx of life lessons. It sounds exhausting when you first think about it. But it’s only difficult when you find yourself resisting really. I don’t think I’ve ever done a reading where I haven’t learned something or received a …
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Omg this is all kinds of awesome! Can I have this in my house please!?
 
How to Create a Secret Doorway Behind a Bookcase

See the full Ideabook here: http://bit.ly/1hR67Tn
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I really didn't need to read this to KNOW that it's not a good idea to inject chemicals into my food... But I'm super glad that people are bringing more attention to this now!
Two years ago, a free report was published by the following genetic engineers and one researcher (respectively): Dr. John Fagan,…
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  • Pennsylvania State University
    Higher Education Administration, 2002 - 2004
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
    Psychology, 1999 - 2002
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
    Communications, 1999 - 2002
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Nicole Griffin Ortega
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Life alchemy: inner work for outer transformation.
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I'm a soul astrologer, Tarot reader, and intuitive life coach. But really? I'm a life alchemist. My work is all about helping you wake up to your true potential. Because feeling happy and fulfilled is a beautiful thing. http://nicoleortega.com
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Work at home mom of 5, including three-year old identical twins!
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Intuitive Life Coach
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Coaching, Intuitive Readings
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    Intuitive Life Coach, 2013 - present
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