Would you like 8 days of inspirational music in your Inbox?

Music is powerful.

Whether it’s the lyrics that inspire or motivate, the beat and rhythm that uplift us and get us moving, or the combination that touches the soul in a way we can’t describe, a good song can often be just what we need.

I know for me, music can cheer me up. It can encourage me to take that chance. It can get the blood pumping and wake me up. It can calm me down or help me focus. It can provide me with perspective when I need it the most.

Music can reach into our hearts and remind us that we are beautiful. We are strong. We are here for a reason. We matter and make a difference. We are worthy and valuable and shine light and love into the world.

Music can often share these messages in ways that are beyond words.

For this reason, I am so delighted to invite you to join me for 8 Days of Inspiration, 8 days of emails with links to inspirational songs that have touched me and that I hope will touch you as well.

Each email will also include reflection questions to help internalize the message.

To join, please sign up at http://8daysofinspiration.com/.

No charge, no nothing except for shared inspiration and spreading some more light in the world, both inside and out.

Looking forward to inspiring each other!


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Launching my new book, Faith over Fear


I am so excited to launch my new – and 1st! – book, Faith over Fear: Time to Stop Hiding and Start Living.

I have recorded a short video to discuss a little bit about how this book, which is very close to my heart, came about.


Click here to access the video.

You can also find out more information about the book at www.faithoverfearbook.com.

Looking forward to hearing what you think!


Did you see my note from last week?

Last week I sent out a note asking for your address since I have some exciting news I’d like to share.

Let’s just say it’s about choosing to live from a place of faith instead of giving into our fear. It’s about LIVING our lives instead of hiding behind fear, self-doubt and second-guessing.

If you’d like to find out more, please send your address to me – securely – at https://www.postable.com/elizabethspevack.

A personal confession

About five years ago, I made the decision to start my own business. I was excited and new to the whole entrepreneurial world.

I didn’t know what to expect, so I opened my eyes and ears to learn from those more experienced than I was.

I tried to figure out what I was doing and for whom.

And one of the questions that kept popping into my mind?

Who was I to say I could help anyone else when I didn’t (and still don’t) have it all figured out, when I don’t have all the answers, when I’m not perfect and sometimes stumble over the same bumps that I claimed I could help others with?

Now, of course nobody’s perfect and we’re all learning along the way, and sometimes what we learn can be enormously helpful to someone else, but I focused more on where I felt my weaknesses lay.

For years, I tried to figure out my purpose, the role I’ve been meant to play in this world.

I tried to balance being true to myself with growing a business.

I tried and pushed – and felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, except more and more frustrated. I started feeling like I was pushing spaghetti up a mountain, a lot of effort with hardly any visible result.

It got to the point where the thought of ‘working on my business’ held no appeal.

I felt like I was just going through the motions, like I was stuck and unable to break free.

Writing, which had been how I expressed myself for years – the voice of my heart, dried up. I was definitely in a deep case of writer’s block. The words wouldn’t often flow onto the page. I felt like I didn’t know what words I wanted to share with the world. If I was so uncertain in my own life, what value would my words have in the lives of others?

So my writing went pretty silent. My blog posts and newsletters all but disappeared for a year or two.

This didn’t feel right for me. So I worked and spoke with some amazing people to help regain the passion and achieve some kind of clarity.

And slowly things started to make more sense in my own mind. I felt the wheels starting to turn.

Now I am so excited to share this renewed focus with you.

I often look back over my life and feel like I’ve wasted so much of it. There are days when I wake up and wonder where all the time has gone.

I think I’ve KNOWN for a while that there is a purpose for everything and that the time wasn’t just thrown away. What I’ve recently come to FEEL deeply, however, is how each step along the way is part of a bigger divine purpose and plan.

I started to see how many lessons I’ve learned along the way, including the central role faith plays in it all.

And while my life may not look the way I envisioned it would, every piece of the puzzle is there for a reason – and each and every piece combine to help make me the person I am today.

And each piece of YOUR life makes you the person you are today. Yes, there are decisions you may wish you could change, but since there’s no time machine that can take us back in time, our best bet is to learn from those choices and experiences, to recommit to making the most out of our lives, to finally and fully see our strengths (and yes, you all have many!) and abilities, to love ourselves and feed our souls.

And related to this, I have some exciting, exciting news that I would love to share with you. If you haven’t already, would you take a moment to send me your contact information securely at https://www.postable.com/elizabethspevack?

Looking forward to sharing this journey with you,

No shortage of opinions

Sometimes it can feel like whatever the subject, there are many people with a variety of conflicting opinions that they are eager to share with you. Sometimes asked for, sometimes offered as unsolicited advice, it can be easy to feel like everyone knows what you need to do – except you.

Each of them, coming from their own point of view with their own experiences, can make it sound like their way is the right way. If their ideas seemed totally “out there”, they would be easier to ignore, but each opinion seems to hold at least an element of truth.

Career wise, they have their opinion of what type of job you should pursue and what results would be seen as success. People with their own businesses will often sing the praises – while acknowledging the challenges – of starting and running your own business. People working in a more corporate atmosphere with a supposedly more “secure” job will often encourage you to pursue that route.

Dating wise, you may have learned different aspects of what you are looking for and what doesn’t work for you. This doesn’t mean that you know everything, that there isn’t room for improvement or increased self-awareness. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for guidance. This does mean that just because someone else thinks a match is suitable for you doesn’t mean that it is. Maybe it’s an age difference you’re not comfortable with, even if many other people would be. Maybe it’s a geographic location. Maybe it’s an intangible feeling that you can’t really describe but that you feel deep to your core.

Health wise, it seems like that there are new findings that come out on a fairly regular basis that conflict with the research findings from a relatively short time before. Who to believe? What to do?

People offer you advise they know you might prefer not to hear. They frame it with “I’m saying this for your own good!”, and you start wondering if perhaps they are right and, if you disagree, you are wrong. You know that sometimes you need some tough life to open your eyes and help you see your reality from a new perspective.

Sometimes though these comments lead to your second guessing your decisions, reevaluating your life. If you’re anything like me, you may fall into your tendency to overthink and get lost in thought.

Having said all this, here comes the tricky part. Sometimes, our experiences, beliefs and fears can really get in our way. They can cloud our judgement and only allow us to see the world through blinders. How do we know if what is see is real or only our perception of reality? How do we know whose guidance to trust and when to trust ourselves and our own inner voice?

There is no simple answer here. Sometimes I find myself looking to others, people who I trust, for guidance. Sometimes, I feel like in a world with so many conflicting opinions, I have to look within.

I wish I could give you “the” answer here, but, to be completely honest, this is an area I am working on myself almost every day.

Maybe I decide on one course of action and then think of an element I’d missed, one that I feel like I need to discuss with a religious leader, mentor or advisor.

Sometimes I feel a call from deep within that cannot be ignored. Sometimes that call is to seek external guidance. Sometimes that call is screaming so loudly that, try as I might, there’s no pretending it doesn’t exist. For me, writing is sometimes like this – a message I feel calling from deep within me to be shared with others.

How do you respond when hearing opinions or receiving advice that leads you to question your decisions?

And how can you learn from the expertise and experience of others while still being yourself?