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This is a guest post by the incredible Regena Thomashauer. Trust me when I say that whatever Mama is doing, you want to be a part of . . . including her legendary SWA Mastery program. When you dive in, be sure to say that Forleo sent you.
You are reading words, right now, written by The Pleasure Queen, leader of the Pleasure Revolution.
Sounds crazy, right? Too good to be true?
Or just plain crazy?
I am the Creatrix and CEO of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, in New York City.
I do something phenomenal, unique and unprecedented.
I sell pleasure and make a killing.
Not only do I run an extremely successful company, but I’m a single mom, and a hot dating babe, and an active humanitarian.
All of you business owners out there know how intense that is.
Doing any one of the above activities could crush the ovaries of any ordinary woman.
There is a secret to my success. And I want to share it with you, right here, right now.
Yup, that’s right. None of this would have been possible without the discipline of pleasure.
Most people do not place the word pleasure next to discipline.
Our culture tends to view pleasure as unimportant, or something that randomly happens when you have a few too many drinks at 2am.
And if you’re not having the success you desire and deserve, if you are constantly feeling overworked and victimized by all you bit off, and all you have to chew, I promise you this: working harder is not the answer.
Pleasure is. And no one told us.
It is the greatest kept secret in the world of the entrepreneur.
If you were born a woman, pleasure is your birthright. You were gifted with 8,000 nerve endings dedicated to pleasure. (are we blessed, or what?)
That means, if 8,000 of your thoughts every day are not about your pleasure, 8,000 of your decisions, 8,000 of your desires – then you’re not living the design of what it means to be a woman.
And when you are not living your design, stress replaces joy, doubt replaces desire, and anger replaces fun.
How does this work in real life?
Well, let’s say I have a business meeting planned, with let’s say, my pal, Marie Forleo. We often get together to brainstorm, share ideas, and talk marketing.
When we work, it never looks like work.
We’ll meet at our favorite restaurant, or she’ll come to my house or I will go to hers.
If that happens, we plan a killer menu. Food is really important. We gotta feed our souls.
And we are always on some crazy food plan.
We have been vegans, carnivores, wheat and dairy free, and goddess only knows what else.
It is a bit problematic for me, right now, as she is consuming her entire body weight in beans each day. But this too, will pass.
Wine could play a supporting role.
Music is vital and important because you never know when she will do her internationally renowned booty pop, and I will need to whip my hair.
Then, we have to talk about boyz and sex.
Somewhere, in all that fun, I could give her a download that will contribute exponentially to her bottom line, and she could awaken marketing potential in my business that could have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of consequence.
Pleasure is a decision. An awareness. It takes no more time than suffering for your art, it just takes intention and research.
It means bowing at the feet of your woman soul, rather than committing your life to being someone’s workhorse.
It is a new paradigm that when included, changes your relationship to your life from cranky ass to bad ass. Go on. Right now.
Do something to bring you pleasure, right here, right now, today.
It will change everything.
Regena’s programs at the School of Womanly Arts have been profiled in The New York Times, Elle and New York magazine. Her views on personal development and the power of women have been featured Glamour, Newsweek, Marie Claire, Allure, Self, InStyle and The Washington Post.