Abundant Success Workshop to be Held in Machias

By Lura Jackson


Sometimes in life, we might get the impression that we aren’t doing what we really want to be doing, even if we don’t know what that is. Perhaps it feels like a dull ache growing with each passing day, or perhaps the realization hits you suddenly and you recognize it’s time for a change. If you’ve experienced that notion, Lanette Pottle is ready to help you connect with yourself and to “bask in an abundance of life’s juicy goodness.”

For the past six years, Pottle has been providing supportive guidance to workshop attendees and clients not only in Washington County but across the nation as part of her Positivity Lady Enterprises. Earlier this year, she made the decision to elevate her own capabilities as a success coach by becoming certified in the Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Canfield, known widely as the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is the number one success coach in the United States. Pottle completed the rigorous six-month training capped off with a week in Arizona with Canfield in August.

“It’s exciting to take all of that and to bring it to Washington County,” Pottle said, describing how the Success Principles enable people to step into their full potential. “The Success Principles work for anyone—it doesn’t matter what your education is, how old you are, what your background is. It works for everyone when you do the work.”

Pottle will be holding her first locally-held workshop based in the Success Principles in Machias on December 3rd. The workshop will be daylong, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a cost of $97. All attendees will receive a copy of Canfield’s 10th anniversary edition of The Success Principles.

“You don’t need to bring anything other than an open mind,” Pottle said. “You won’t see results immediately, but you will be able to change your mindset. Changing your mindset is the first step to changing everything in your life.”

Having grown up in Washington County, Pottle personally understands what it means to embrace a positive mindset in the face of challenge or uncertainty. “I was a teenage mom,” she said. “At 17, I let go of all of my dreams.” Nearly two decades later, it was her son that introduced her to the first edition of Canfield’s book, and it completely “changed her trajectory.”

Pottle recognized an opportunity earlier this year when she was presented with the option of taking a severance package at Shop and Save, where she’d worked as the head of Human Resources for 18 years. “I was at a crossroads,” she said. “Do I take the leap with the business I’ve been building?” While she had been planning on doing so, it wasn’t for another year and a half.

“It was a leap, but, starting November 23rd, I’m 100 percent into this,” Pottle said. “This is my purpose.”

Not going forward with the right opportunities can cause stagnation in one’s life, which is something Pottle has gleaned from the Success Principles. “It feels restrictive and it can make us feel like a victim to circumstances. In reality, you always have a choice. That doesn’t mean it will feel comfortable.”

In addition to her workshops, retreats, and one-on-one coaching, Pottle wants to support local businesses with training and development for their teams. Her approach is based in the Success Principles, but augmented by 18 years of experience in Human Resources. “There is a lot I can offer in relation to communication skills, customer service, and team building with leadership teams.”

To find out more about the workshop, which will be held in the community room of the Machias Savings Bank, visit bit.ly/abundantsuccess. To learn more about Lanette herself, visit www.lanettepottle.com.