Think about how you can expand your life experiences! While in Colorado visiting our son, we tried lots of new things. It is good for the soul!
We get so bogged down with the mundane in life that we are bored, act boring, and literally lose our joy.
I invite you to create your own adventure in the coming weeks. Try all new restaurants. Don't shop in the same old place. Drive to a local farmers market or shop in a neighboring town. Variety isn't just the spice of life- it is life. Try a new sport or craft. Try water skiing or mountain climbing or paddle boarding or even painting a picture. Take a class for knitting, painting or cooking. You will not only find you're self learning something new- you will likely laugh, and people who are always learning and growing are always more interesting as well! Your relationships will be better for it also.
Be adventurous, be free! Be YOU- but MORE!
Hmmm, this is a slippery slope. In today's society, where we struggle every single day to cope with striving for perfection, the end result is simply...NOTHING!
Now that probably sounds a bit odd but the reality is so many of us are so incredibly scared to make a mistake that we don't do ANYTHING, thinking doing nothing will actually be better than making a decision and making the wrong one. I believe in technical terms its called Analysis Paralysis. One literally becomes unable to make any decision because the fear of making the wrong choice is so stressful, you make no choice. Or you feel it's not "perfect" yet so you can't finish it. GUESS WHAT? THAT is a decision! Yes, No choice is a choice. When you relinquish YOUR choice making however, you give up your right to complain about the outcome. Because, often in your absence of choice making someone has had to make one for you. I am often heard saying #makegoodchoices for a reason. IF we don't make them- SOMEONE will make them for us and we are FORCED to live with it! I personally choose to make my own choices -good and bad. At least I will rightfully own whatever consequences that come from it good and bad. What choices are hard for you that make you want to be a turtle and pull your head in and hide?? Or are you that person who says- WHO CARES!!! I am doing it! Ready aim FIRE! And Boom....Make good choices friends... but MAKE them!
Did you know that Mohammed Ali would do push ups every day. If he was asked how many have you done- he would say I have no idea, I don't start counting until if feels hard. Victory is in the resistance my friends! When it starts to feel hard, the magic transformation is literally right around the corner! This is what separates the 2% from the other 98%! These people in the 2% THRIVE in the challenge, the adversity, the change and the turbulence! It is the fuel for their FIRE! THEY KNOW whats coming their way by pushing through the hard times! Are you going for what you want, or settling for what you have? Tony Robbins says "Are you emotionally fit? We can only be free and successful if we accept adversity as a catalyst for greatness! Decide that you are 100% responsible for everything in your life!" You ARE the BOSS Applesauce! It's YOUR time to SHINE! Get off the couch, MAKE YOUR LIFE mean something BIG! Dream BIG! LIVE BIG! LOVE BIG! You have to SHOW UP... to GO UP! You have to GET BACK UP when you get knocked down! When it gets hard just keep repeating- Victory is mine...Victory is mine! You can't have the RAINBOW with out the rain people. Weather the storm so you can enjoy the rainbow! Where are you headed today and what's the weather like around you? #changeagent #bethechange
Wow! It's all I have got. Do you have any idea how important it is to have alignment? I mean seriously... when your tires are out of alignment they don't wear well, you have substandard performance and your efficiency decreases over all. This is completely true if you do not have the correct tribe around you as well. People who lift you up- won't be checking your grammar or spelling- they will hear your words! They wont care if your hair and makeup are perfect or your socks match... They don't care if you grew up in the projects or in the Hampton's. They will love YOU- for who you show up as. When you live as your authentic self, you will begin to attract all the right people for that tribe. They will instinctively do the heavy lifting for and with you. They will help carry away the stones that others throw- not contribute to the rock pile. BE who you are meant to be- Stand in The Power of ME- and surround yourself with those who can handle your truth! Be the star in your own life, today and everyday! Find your TRIBE! If you don't know who they are- put out what you are looking for! They will find you! Stand in your TRUTH! Get in Alignment- all your wheels, life goals, plans and dream manifest faster and better when you are surrounded by your tribe and live your life in alignment!
I listened to an amazing conference call this evening. One of them gems from Paul Gravette was "You meet people for a reason. They are a blessing... or a lesson." This really struck me. He encouraged us to think about the people around us. Seriously, think about who we are spending our precious limited time on earth with. I couldn't help but think about how I was showing up in the world too. How am I showing up to my friends and family? Am I pouring into them with a grateful heart or draining them by sharing whining tales of woe? It's important to think about your impact on the world around you and also how much you let other people impact you! Gandhi clearly had it right when he said, "Be the change you want to see!" I am here to spread positive energy, love and light so if you think you see something else from me, take a second and hold a mirror up and make sure its not a reflection of yourself you are seeing. Be joy. Spread joy. Be the blessing, not the lesson!
Do you have people who consistently either pronounce your name incorrectly or spell it wrong- always? If you correct them- they say oh yes, sorry... and do it again. OR maybe you are that person who does it to someone else- all the time? I feel like our name is one thing that is uniquely ours- it's important! It's part of our identity! It helps show the world who we are- the spelling and pronunciation is super important. Because it's right and it's respectful. Let us all make an effort to give people the respect they deserve by using their names correctly, AND spelling them correctly! If we do use it incorrectly and are corrected- make sure we don't forget it again! Let's make an effort do this for one another because we care enough to do it!
We spend so much time trying to recover from our own assaults... be looking for the book... the speaking engagements...the interviews, and so much more! YEP! You heard it here! It is getting ready to go live! I am so excited to share this platform with you. I will be helping you to stand in your power and to learn to love on yourself more! I cant wait to unleash all this amazing stuff for you!! Follow along for updates!!! From Grief to Grind Anthology is dropping live this month too!!!! Are you as excited as I am?
Today I sent edits for the From Grief to Grind book coming out next month. I almost didn't do it. Not the edits- but the whole story. Guess what- I chose to do it because it was for me. It was my chance to put a period at the end of that sentence and put an official ending to that story. Why? Because I am FULL of stories that are being written! GET OUT OF YOU OWN WAY!!! The number of times per day I hear about people saying they cant do something is simply- outrageous! You started- you can finish. Will it be perfect? NO. Do you care? NO. Get over it- even Jesus wasn't perfect so what makes you think you can be? If you were, you would literally have zero friends because everyone would hate you because they couldn't be perfect like you! Good Grief- spend some time today finishing anything you started and stopped. Then spend some time loving on yourself!
We have all heard that. What are you busy with? Just asking.... I have people tell me they are TOO BUSY- for what? More joy, more income more time freedom? WHAT exactly are you too busy for? Ask yourself if the YOU you are today would tell your current self- THIS is the LIFE!! And give directions on how to accomplish it!? If NOT- why not? We get one life to live- idling through life instead of action will only lead us to living with regret- for all that could have been- all we could have become and Why- why didn't we do...blank. Seriously- Dr Phil always says we get ONE life to manage- and its ours- We are influences in many others but we weren't put there to manage it. (like your children). Get out of your own way and start LIVING like your were dying. DO ALL THE THINGS! don't hold back . Quit procrastination and jump ALL IN! Allow your only regret to be... I should have jumped HIGHER or FARTHER! #IAMALLIN
You know my devotions this week I was listening to a podcast. The person talked about joy. Radiating joy and how she was with someone sad and down. She decided this gal needed to laugh. So she made a couple funnies and did some other things and she said the other gal laughed and a whole load lifted off her shoulders- it was almost visible. She said she felt pushed in her spirit to reconnect her friend to joy- And there is was- in the silliness- a reason to connect- laugh, have fun -push worry aside and just be present. She went on to talk about being a light in someones darkness. We all have that capability to be a light in someones darkest times. Be joyful- its contagious like the common cold. Spread that stuff like glitter this weekend- Embrace your joy live it- show it on your face spread it around and share your joy! #attractjoy #bealightinsomeonesdarkness
Just a gal who believes with all her heart she has the power to help others live a life they deserve!