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CORE Talk Biz Tips - The Importance of Landscape Design


Landscape matters in every single part of your life. It is critical for inner and outer being, as well as our businesses. How are we going to change our landscape to allow us to serve other people with our full heart and mind? We can use landscape design to clear out the things hindering us and create boundaries.


Even in my own life, I have to use the method of landscape design. Just this week, I had to take myself away from my everyday life, so I could focus on creating and writing. I had to turn off my phone, silence notifications, and check in to a hotel to focus my entire being on pouring out my heart in word form.


Jesus had to separate Himself from others for 40 Days and 40 Nights to reconnect, reaffirm, and refocus Himself on the next part of His journey. He fasted and prayed for God's will to be done. He got Himself mentally ready for His journey to the cross.


It is time for you to really look at what is around you. Are you setting yourself up for success? Is your tribe supporting you in trying to become the person you want to be or are they hindering you? Is your physical space set up to be what you need to get things done? You can start in cabinets like I did when I was trying to eat healthier or any other space.

The Harvest Mastermind is open for applications right now! We start in June and it is the perfect way to add a little landscape design to growing your business. For more information, click here.

Show Notes: The Importance of Landscape Design

Are you ready to finally understand and unlock the abundance and wealth that God has promised to you? This is the very question that fuels CORE Talk, and the evolving answer is exactly what I intend to serve up right here on this weekly five minute segment. CORE is an acronym which stands for a community of rooted entrepreneurs. Within that identity, we know that harvesting is just as much about the difficulty and hard work of the toiling process as it is about the joy filled reaping of the fruits. Fellow dreamer and activator, I am believing that the season is ripe for picking. As your go to Christian business coach, I am here to showcase proven strategies, active testimonies and critical development techniques for you to finally taste and see your unique factor. Of course, centered at the CORE. Every episode, I'll keep it real and simple with my 4 Ts. I'll teach, testify and transform with a bonus fan favorite of travel. Regardless where you find me in the world, this is CORE Talk with Tamra.

Let's stay rooted and grow together from the CORE.

It is so nice to be here to talk to you in the beautiful landscape of my office and Virginia Beach, Virginia, where the sun is shining, the birds have been chirping and spring has finally sprung. And you know, my baby, to love himself has been so thrilled to just have a little bit of freedom outside of a coat and shoes. And if you know anything about me, landscape always matters. I'm constantly chasing palm trees. If you don't follow my Instagram or the retreat's that would go on or anything about my home, then I don't know why you'd be listening to this.

But here you are. And so let me tell you a little bit more about this idea of landscape design and how it is so critical, not just for your inner being, but also for your outer being. And more importantly, the reason we're here, not more importantly, because I think your inner being is the most important, right, the inner being that's aligned to Jesus. But the reason that we're here that is so important, the five minutes that you're going to listen to CORE Talk is about our businesses.

How are we going to grow? How are we going to transform ourselves from the inside out so that we can serve abundantly the kingdom of God in our unique mission, our unique purpose and our unique ability to serve other people? Right. It's not about us, has anything to do with us, but it starts with us.

And so Lindsey design is strategically a method for you to clear it out, to literally strategically create boundaries, boundaries that are not intended to necessarily block something that you can't do, but block maybe what's coming in. And so we're going to talk about it. Are you ready? Are you ready? We're already talking about it. But what is it? What is it? Let's give you a simple example. Landscape design, number one, the way that I started landscape design D cluttering the cabinets, not just from a place of minimalism, not just from a Marie Kondo concept, but the pantry specifically because what is holding you down?

What helped me down for a long time without ever knowing was what was going into my body, what I was consuming through my mouth, and also lots of other areas of consumption when it came to music and media and all of that. But we're here specifically for the cabinet, OK? And gluten specifically had me so lethargic and not just gluten, just carbohydrates on certain levels, cereal, sugar, I mean, things that were creating this really, really high, high and then this really, really low crash.

And I was sleeping 10 to 11 hours a night and then two to three hours during the day, literally more than my toddlers did at the time. And I had to I was so exhausted. I think I was running a mental race that my body couldn't keep up with. My body was trying to keep up with my athleticism, and yet I was fueling it and all the wrong ways. And it feels so freeing to say all of this out loud.

And it is it's a part of my book. And I've been spending the last week just in dedicated time, also through landscape design. Here's another example. If you are trying to create something, if you have something that you have been so passionate about that you want to build and you're trying to do it sporadically here and there with the extra bit of energy or time that you may have, sometimes you just need to create a controlled environment such as going to a hotel for three days.

Don't leave. Bring your food with you. Don't get distracted. Put your phone away, turn off the beginnings and the pings and all of the things and do the thing you were called to do. And that is another example of landscape design. So clear out the junk from your cabinets. Create a schedule, create momentum, create. Margin, right, landscape design could also be within the other things that I mentioned, the other inputs of your brain, of your spirit, of your mind, of your heart, of your eyes and your ears.

What music are you listening to? What media is infiltrating your system that you can not even act as a regular human being because you're frozen in fear. There are so many examples biblically that God, Jesus himself gave us, you know, the means to do this. And yet we push back so much when it comes to creating something that sounds restrictive or controlling. And yet self-control is a fruit of the spirit. It's an act of obedience. And so I'm calling you to this not just to build your business, but to save your treasures in heaven, to save your treasures right here on earth, to create blessings in your life.

A little bit of self-control, a little bit of forbearance, the fruit of the spirit that nobody wants to talk about, the kindness, the goodness, the love, the joy, the peace. That's what we want. Right. Guess what? That is a byproduct of acting in this way as well through landscape design. And it's not a it's not a rocket science. It sounds kind of fancy, but it's actually incredibly helpful. And I'm encouraging you to try start with one area mentally.

Start creating the blocks, start creating the boundaries. Another one that people don't like to talk about when it comes to landscape design is their circle, your circle of influence, the people. What policy do people say about what tribe are you running with? Is it a healthy one? Are they pursuing the heart of the father? Are they doing the right things? Are they going to the gym? Are they eating the right things or are they stopping by the fast food joint or are they getting late night snacks or are they eating or drinking soda or sugar or infiltrating your space with donuts every morning?

I still to this day cannot conceptualize why that's a thing for police officers who have to be agile, who has to have energy, who need to be alert. And yet they're creating this sugar crash right in the morning. And hopefully that's like a thing of just the movies now. And it doesn't actually happen. But I've seen it. I've seen it for teachers. I'm like, really? They need fuel. Not something that's going to actually invigorate Pamina without a word for that.

Yes. You don't feel it. It feels amazing going down. Right. Landscape design is so critical when it comes to people. You have to create boundaries, too. If you've never read Henry Cloud, Save People book or boundaries, amazing must reads. They were gifts from my fairy godmother when she told me about them. And really I do have a fairy godmother. So you'll learn about that in my book as well. But this is the whole reason that I've created my master.

It's the whole reason I created my membership program. It's the reason I wanted to align like hearted, like minded people, not only because it's biblically sound, but because I've seen the fruits of a collective momentum of people not just cheering you on, not just supporting you, but speaking life into you. Affirmation sharing in the burdens. Right. He says the burden is light and that's because there's multiple people carrying it. When you are in community, in a family, in a healthy environment, one, it's not pointing fingers at one, it's not down casting one that is not telling you you can't, but in fact is saying you will.

Not just that you can, but you will and that you are. And that all happens by your action in landscape design. So how old is Jesus example this? I said that he did. I alluded to it earlier, but I didn't give you actual examples. And if I'm speaking in true context and not just giving you fluff, go check out. When he went 40 days and 40 nights into the wilderness, he created a landscape that sounds pretty treacherous.

Why would somebody do that where they could have a really warm place to eat and sleep, right? No, he needed no distractions. He needed reconnection. He needed realignment. And you need every single one of those every single day, mind, body, soul and spirit. Additionally, the people the hard won the conversation that nobody wants to have. They actually strategically only had 12. And here we are, one and Global Connection right here we are having all the people on our phones all access all.

Hours of the day. Is it safe? Is it distracting? Is it limiting? Is it speaking life to you, you guys, you have to partner with people who believe in you and I truly, wholeheartedly do, not just from the powerful testimony that I know you've lived to this point, not just for the continued transformation, not just the ideas and the dreams and the visions and the gifts and the talents that he's already resource you with. I believe in you because, in fact, that's the whole reason you're here to activate, to show up, to illuminate and be a light, a city on a hill, a lamp on a Lindsey and not Vinita beneath a basket.

This is your calling. This is your time. Your calling is calling, but you have to act in landscape design. This is not an option. It is critical. Critical, right.

So if you need help or you need support or you're pushing people out and you need to link arms with someone new, I'm your girl. I would be honored to share in that process, to share in that journey. You can call with me. We can get to know one another. If I already know you and you're already listening to this, I love you. I think you share it with more people. And let's get you involved in the new launch of the mastermind harvest, which is coming to you full fledged early in June.

But we already have people signed up for it, for this, for that. For this, for it. As I like three words all at one time. Right d clutter landscape design your mind. That's also critical margin margin margin. Write this all matters. I'm not just speaking from a place of unrealistic, fictitious ideas. This isn't something I read in a book. In fact, you'll be able to read it in a book because it'll be in my book.

But it's actually something I've lived out for over half of over half of what I was going to say, my healing journey.

But that's not right. Since my healing journey, I'm going to say half a decade. That's right. Half a decade. Six years. Right. This is activation, and you can start today on your journey of landscape design to live in a state of freedom instead of being weighed down. And it's not just in your kitchen. It's not just in your closets. It's not just in your interior closets. It's also for your business. It's how it exceeds all of your dreams because he is allowed into a place that we often push him out.

Jesus in the marketplace. Yes. Every single area of your life he desires. So put him in just as much as you push them out, let him come in and let him control and release yours, see what he does with it. He's so much better at creating he is the creator that he wants to partner with you in that process and so do I. So I hope that this just got you into a momentum that is going to put you into a place of activation.

I don't want to be a motivator. I don't want to be a motivational coach. I want to be an activity coach. I want to convert this idea into activation, into energy, into momentum, into kingdom impact. That's me. I love you guys season. I know it's crazy. Time flies when you're having fun. We are done with five minutes, but I did say five ish minutes, so give me a bit of ish real quick as I answer the question.

I know that's brewing inside of you, Tamra. How do I get more of this awesome information? Well, Fred, I'm so glad you asked. Listen, even if you tuned in to every CORE Talk ever made, all of my YouTube trading's Facebook videos or Instagram microblog that I've been writing for years, you're still missing out on some amazing base knowledge that's going to help you get to the next level, whether you are at the starting point and just bringing those passions into fruition.

You're ready to grow scale, expand, go global course it, podcast it. Whatever it be, I tailor make my programs specifically around this knowledge that we are all in different zones of genius, that we're all in different places of our business, knowledge and growth. So I want to get on the phone with you. I want to learn exactly where you're at and offer you the program that makes the most sense. I have multiple memberships. You can work with me one on one if you want.

Those are limited spots, though. Obviously I'm only one human being. But I am certain between me and my expert team that we are going to be able to serve you abundantly because he's blessed us to do so. And I want to get you activated. This is not just a business for yourself, and I get that your heart is to serve and to show up and create wealth that last for generations and to create impact across the globe. I hear you.

I see you. I am you. OK, so go on over to Tamra Andress Dotcom and make a call with me today. It's only fifteen minutes, so it's not like crazy amount of time. But don't let that deter you because I just had you for five minutes and I know your mind is blown. So let's do this. Call me up or actually I'll call you up. But look, a call Tamra Andress dotcom. Can't wait to chat I.

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