Posts Tagged ‘self-worth’

Joseph Wooten: “You Matter!”

September 17, 2012

Michelle Stimpson, a walking, talking ray of sunshine!

My new friend, Michelle Stimpson, is a writer, positive change expert and founder of LifeShine, which offers professional coaching for women. I’ve been reading and enjoying her many posts about how she and her husband, Bill, score front-row tickets to major rock concerts. Click here to contact Michelle about her coaching services.

WIth Michelle’s permission, I’m presenting her interview with Joseph Wooten, keyboardist and vocalist for the Steve Miller Band. Joseph wrote a song called I Matter that he hopes will inspire people to believe in their own worth and capabilities. You can listen to the song by clicking on the audio player below.


Many of Michelle’s posts are all about the beauty of synchronicity. So we appreciated the “coincidence” that she had interviewed Joseph for her blog, Following Your Joy, and I had interviewed his brother, Victor Wooten, bassist extraordinaire, for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Thank you, Victor and Joseph, for your passion and your generous spirits!

I am pleased to present Michelle’s post:

JOSEPH WOOTEN: KEYBOARDIST AND VOCALIST SPREADING JOY

So I got a guy who knows a guy. A friend of mine said, “You’ve got to meet Joseph Wooten. He brings me so much joy!” He went on to say that “Joseph breaks the mold, and he’s living proof that our nation is on its course to righteousness and equality.”

Naturally, I couldn’t wait to meet Joseph!

Joseph Wooten

He’s keyboardist and vocalist for the Steve Miller Band and one of the Wooten Brothers from Nashville. He calls himself ‘Hands of Soul,’ and he’s got his own amazing music to boot. When we did meet, Joseph and I really connected on his song called “I Matter.” It’s a song connecting people and addressing the deep need that we each, in our own right, matter.

Throughout my years of coaching, one of many consistent threads I see in my work with clients is (more…)

Beseeching the Heavens

May 8, 2011

If you have trouble imagining a life of abundance, remember that every child of God is deserving of all the riches of the universe.

No matter how qualified and deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
Richard Bach


If this were not so, your first instinct would not be lifting (more…)

You Possess Exactly What You Desire

May 7, 2011

When you ask the universe for what you want, it is not your thoughts and words but the conviction behind them that carry the most weight, that ensure that you and your desire become a vibrational match. Such conviction requires that you also have faith in yourself, that you believe in your innate worthiness to receive life’s gifts.

Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.
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If you sense any resistance on your part, you may be blocking (more…)

Attracting Abundance for All the Right Reasons

November 22, 2010

Are you one of the many people who wished you had more money and a life of abundance, yet feel selfish or unworthy asking for such blessings? In an earlier post I wrote on accepting the gift of financial abundance, I pointed out that limiting yourself financially may be limiting the amount of good you can do in the world.

Therein lies the key to hurdling the obstacles that are blocking your success: a commitment to service. Whatever or whomever you choose to serve, using your good fortune to serve a higher good takes your ego out of the equation and clears the way for you to welcome true abundance into your life.

Here’s what I mean. Repeat the following affirmation three times:

I gladly accept all (more…)

Your Own Permission

October 15, 2010

If you are not living an abundant life, chances are that you do not feel worthy of abundance. You probably think you have committed too many mistakes, experienced too many failures and made too many poor choices to deserve God’s blessings. I can relate. Then, while walking along a tree-lined country road this morning, I realized there were three reasons why I needed to work through my resistance:

Self-worth comes from one thing—thinking that you are worthy.
Wayne Dyer

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Success of a Truer Kind

September 21, 2010





True integrity does not so much as flinch at attempts to sway it, even if all the riches of the world were to be laid at its feet.

The test of character is the amount of strain it can bear.
Charles Houston








Hold on to your integrity and you will hold on to your peace of mind, even if all else appears to be lost.

It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better (more…)