One Infinite Life
November 14, 2017

Here are my biggest takeaways from "It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan" by Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/its-all-good-by-cassie-mendoza-jones/

Last month I attended Cassie Mendoza-Jones’ book tour and workshop for her new book: It’s All Good. It was an amazing evening and I left the workshop feeling really content and like I had a clean state.

In the days following the workshop I read Cassie’s new book, which is about trusting and surrendering to the bigger plan, being okay with uncertainty and about moving forward from failures and disappointments with trust and being better off for it.

Here are my biggest takeaways from "It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan" by Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/its-all-good-by-cassie-mendoza-jones/This is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year and I feel like I read it exactly when I needed to. I loved that the book included personal stories from Cassie’s life, beautiful affirmations and meditations, energetic tools (Cassie is a kinesiologist), lots of practical tips and questions/activities to explore and put into action (which I highly recommend actually doing).

I got so much out of this book and I know it’s going to be one I return to again (and again) and one that I recommend to my clients as well.

In this post I’m sharing 4 of my biggest takeaways from It’s All Good (from both the book and workshop), plus there’s also an opportunity for you to win a signed copy of the book if you’d like to 🙂

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM IT’S ALL GOOD

Here are my biggest takeaways from "It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan" by Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/its-all-good-by-cassie-mendoza-jones/

1. To be okay with where you are right now…

Wherever that may be!

A little backstory: The workshop was the first night I had been out since I had my wisdom teeth surgery a few weeks prior and I knew that I was there for a reason. I recovered really well from my surgery — however — I was finding it challenging getting back into “real” life while still recovering and having limited energy.

The workshop helped me to truly accept where I am right now, to let go of where I think I “should” be and let myself be where I was.

I think it’s really powerful to find a way to be okay with where you are now, while you still work towards more or what you want — and this was such a big reminder for me.

 

2. Failures can lead to newfound clarity, progress and growth.

One of my biggest takeaways from It’s All Good is the reminder that failure can actually lead to good things like clarity, progress and growth. As Cassie says, “Your failure is not the end of your world.”

This book reminded me that it could even be the beginning of something amazing. I was also reminded that one day I may be able to look back and be grateful for my past “failures” or disappointments, which is a really nice feeling.

 

3. Trust that you will get where you want to go. 

One of the biggest feeling I had after finishing It’s All Good was a deep trust that everything was going to be okay, that everything would work out and that I would get to where I want to go in time.

It reminded me to really trust, take empowered action and surrender to the outcome. And to know that it was all going to work out.

As Cassie says, “Trust you’ll get there, or somewhere better, all in good time.”

 

4. Be open to receiving what you want — or something better.

I loved in It’s All Good how Cassie kept mentioning throughout the book to be open to receiving what you want with a caveat of “or something better.”

Because sometimes I think we get really caught up on how we think things should look, but I love the approach of being clear and open to what you want — while also being open to something even better!

 

Here are my biggest takeaways from "It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan" by Cassie Mendoza-Jones https://oneinfinitelife.com/its-all-good-by-cassie-mendoza-jones/

You can get a copy of this incredible book here:

It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan

 

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.

Love & Gratitude,

One Infinite Life

PS. You might also like to read my takeaways from Cassie’s first book You Are enough.

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  • Melinda Soo-shi

    “Failures can lead to newfound clarity, progress and growth.”
    This one definitely resonated with me – it’s so important to reflect back on past experiences to help us with current plans. This reflection can also assist with bringing some clarity in the moment when something doesn’t work to plan.

    Thanks for your post and for holding the contest. 🙂

    • This is a powerful one for sure! I completely agree Melinda. Sometimes it isn’t until we look back and reflect that we actually can see things differently (and more clearly) and also takeaway the lessons that help us move forward with growth. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and good luck! 🙂

  • JohannaMamou

    “Be open to receiving what you want — or something better.”
    Such a good reminder. Thanks for the post Chloe!

    • I love that one too Johanna! It’s such a good reminder to not get so caught up in what we want and to be open to different possibilities of something even better. Thank you for your comment 🙏

  • Natasha

    Thank you for sharing Chloe! I was so bummed to have missed Cassie’s event’s so it was great to get an insight into the night and the big take-aways. I love the idea of being open to receiving what you want, or something even better. So often we get fixated on ‘one thing’ being the solution to our problem, or we hold our big dreams up on a pedestal, instead of being open to something even better coming along. This perspective helps me to loosen the grip a little knowing that there could be even more magical things on the horizon that I hadn’t even thought about. Thanks again for sharing lovely! x

    • Your welcome Tash — was an awesome workshop and I’m glad I could give you some insight and takeaways from the event. I completely relate to everything you’ve shared here and it’s so true how we can get so caught up on how we think something should look, that we aren’t truly open to the possibilities of something better. I agree that this helps so much to “let go” a bit and trust that it’s going to work out in better ways than we could imagine! Thanks for sharing your thoughts here Tash 💙

  • Hi Chloe, is the competion open internationally? I’m in the UK. 🙂

    • Yep it’s definitely open internationally, so feel free to enter if you’d like to 🙂 I will make a note that it is in blog post as well 👍

      • Great! Thanks Chloe. 🙂 I’ve just started reading Cassie’s first book so would like to enter this. The lesson I most resonate with is No. 1 because I really struggle with being ok with where I am now. I think that’s something I need to relax about.

        I’m on your email list, I’ll send you an email as well. 🙂

        Zania

        • I’m so excited to hear that you’re reading Cassie’s first book. I loved You Are Enough and continue to revisit it. Yep, that is a big one! And definitely something I found challenging as well 🙂

  • Simarni McDougall

    Truthfully all of the lessons speak wonders to me! “Failures can lead to newfound clarity, progress and growth” – this has been a strong theme in my life lately so I resonate with this the most.

    A lot of the times I’ve been stuck in fear to start something, to put something out there, to try on a different brand colour or playing around with the wording/my core message and niche. At the beginning stages of starting my business so A LOT of experimentation and ‘failures’ < although I've re-shaped seeing them as failures.

    But I've found that we can often find what works, through finding out what doesn't. Understanding this has really changed my approach to the fear of failure – we can let it be playful, fun and adopt a curious attitude instead of a fearful one. And like you've said, we often find so much clarity, progress and growth which often can only happen once we've tried something and found it doesn't work/doesn't resonate.

    Thanks for this – it's been great to reflect and I haven't yet read the book but sounds like its packed with juicy content! xx

    • I love that these lessons spoke to you Simarni 🙏 Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on why this lesson resonated with you 🙂 I love that you mentioned that finding out what doesn’t work can actually help us to find out what does — so true! The book is definitely full of great content! Good luck with the giveaway 💙

    • Yay Simarni! You were just randomly drawn as the winner of the giveaway. I have emailed you some instructions (to the email address connected with your Disqus account) for you to receive your book 🙂

  • katie lowe

    #1 To be ok with where you are at right now. I have been through an unexpectedly rough time with my health over the past 18 months, and have had to undergo minor heart surgery, with one more op to come this Dec.
    I have been so incredibly frustrated with what has – and is still happening, wishing things were different, that it gets me down.
    I feel like my life has gone on hold until it is all sorted, and it’s hard to accept that I can’t change the situation. So this lesson is a big one I’m working on right now <3

    • I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been going through a hard time Katie. Being okay with where you are right now is challenging and I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for you right now. I hope everything all works out for you in the best way possible 🙏 and wishing you all the best with your surgery 🙂