When I was twelve (but looked about eighteen),
I entered a beauty contest sponsored by a beach
club in Santa Monica ... And, even though I was
competing against women who were in their late
teens and early twenties, I won.

I was thrilled!

And for that year I was “Miss Del Mar”
and entered the world of modeling.

Pretty soon I had an agent and that led to my first
TV commercial when I was 15 and my first role
on a TV series when I was 16. I played Ricky’s
girlfriend on “Ozzie and Harriet.”

It was pretty heady stuff and I loved it.

AND I was scared all the time.

Scared of what?

Not being good enough. After all I had no formal
training as an actress, only the lead in all the plays
at my high school.

Now, having all the leads might have indicated
to me that I was really talented. But no. To me,
it just meant I was the best of a bunch of kids
who didn’t know what they were doing.

Yet, one role led to another and another and I was
still doing fashion shows and photo shoots as well.

So I put myself through UCLA while I continued

All it meant to me was that I was making more
money than my friends who were babysitting and
it was more glamorous and fun.

But I still figured I’d get married and have 2.1
children, a dog and a picket fence.

It NEVER dawned on me that I could have a big
career as an actress.

It NEVER dawned on my that I could make a
fortune doing something that was really fun.

It NEVER dawned on me that I could get
married and have children and keep working.

Why? Because my internal allegiance was to
remaining as small as my parents. (Dad was
a high school drop-out and sold cars. Mom was a
housewife who’d taken one class in college.
Both were super smart and super depressed and
frustrated but that didn’t spur them to help me
advance my career. Quite the contrary.).

And, the fact is, I thought I’d way surpassed them.
So, at an unconscious level, that was as far as I could go.
I’d hit my internal glass ceiling, although I didn’t know it.

I turned down amazing offers, sabotaged my career at
this turn and that, always telling myself that I was
going to be a wife and mother (and I always believed
my frail alibi).

The full story is way too long for this space, but I assure
you that I’ve suffered plenty of regrets that I didn’t
know how to seize the day and ride that opportunity
for all it was worth.

(And Jim has a similar story that you’ll learn about
in due time.)

Now, as I said earlier, a subscriber sent me an email.
And it had the following link


Take a look if you want ...and that’s just part of
my resume. It also includes “Star Trek” and
“The Bill Dana Show” and numerous others.

It came so easy.

But it was even easier to allow my fear, especially the
massive fear that was unconscious, to run the show.

That’s why Jim and I are now so passionate about helping
you understand what holds you back, how to break
free, AND how to ride that life of yours into the
dreams you hold dear so you CAN actually live them,
and emjoy them!

Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski, producers
of the "Bridging Heart and Marketing" Internet
marketing conferences for the soft sell community
invite you to grow your business by getting their
bonus audio "How To Build Your Soft Sell Marketing
Platform." Just go to: http://www.bridgingheartandmarketing.com/platformbonus

Author's Bio: 

Husband-and-wife psychology team and Internet marketers Judith Sherven, Ph.D. and Jim Sniechowski, Ph.D. pioneered a heart-based approach to Soft Sell Marketing. They’ve taken
that approach into producing “Bridging Heart and Marketing” - their unique, first-time-ever Internet marketing conference dedicated to the specific needs of the Soft Sell marketing community - for whom the typical hard sell "hype" doesn't fit.

By Soft Sell they’re referring to all the personal growth, healing and life-enhancement providers who market services and products. Unlike typical hard sell tactics, Soft Sell Marketing reinforces a caring and trustworthy relationship between marketers and the prospects and customers they want to attract.