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
Listen- Yes I am a network marketing professional. Hey this isn't my first rodeo. I used the word professional because I have been in this industry 20 years this year. Good follow up is not a scam, scheme or any such crazy thing. Its ACTUALLY called customer service. For the record- should you decide my product isn't for you - I don't care. Should you decide my opportunity is not for you- I also don't care. What I do care about is that I show up in my life and business with integrity! At the end of the day, whether you EVER place an order doesn't increase my personal benefits from the product. If you join my business and place an order- I damn sure AM not going to consider myself successful with your one order or pay all my bills on your back. Do people have these ridiculous thoughts about the very deceased Sam Walton when you shop in Walmart or Sam's? No- you go get what you want and that's the end of the story. I am no different. Yes- I support my family with sales from my product. The difference is with me YOU choose to buy it- I DO NOT SELL you! Reference point again- I don't care if you order. I cant help it if you are missing out- I am NOT. My experience isn't hooked to yours. I will tell you one thing- if you want on my crap list- tell me you are disappointed in me...and have not a single reason in the world for it. There you will be=Sherri's crap list. I've got NEWS for you- that will immediately put me in a space where I am GRAVELY disappointed in your shallowness and misjudgement, and preconceived idea of my sales scam..blah blah blah......
Decide. The push for all things real. Its a decision. It is what propels all things- Action...but you have to decide WHAT to do first. And why... becayse if you have no damn idea why you want to do something you will do nothing! Truly, life is what you make it but its also a compilation of what you do in each little decision of your day. MAKE good decisions!! They stack up and add up! Every step is a step in the right direction when its propelled with action! If you find yourself in a place you didnt expect- its fine adjust and move forward- JUST KEEP MOVING!!!! DECIDE you want something more! Act...Decide to achieve more.
Well, its Monday morning and I am greeted by Mr. Complacency. You know him... had some success, rode a wave then decided not to care if he brought anyone with him on the success journey... just general selfish all about me mentality. Truly a bad person who can really stink up a room, an office or a team really fast. I refuse to join you. I believe all people deserve success and happiness and if you are bored- get away from me. You aren't even living inside your own life. You have become a mere shell- existing- a tumbleweed as I have referenced before... Where is the JOY?! Where is the desire to live life out loud? Where is the desire to be every part of amazing our Creator allows us to be!!!? Its okay hide yourself away- don't contaminate anyone else though. Take your stinky stench or lazy , disinterest and general malaise somewhere else. There is no place for you in my world. I am committed to helping people live a life they deserve and live it with passion and purpose- if that isn't how you choose to live- move on.... Bye Felicia.
I just watched a video about older people banding together and creating the coffins they want to be buried in. Literally, they are crafting them by hand and personalizing them. One was covered in pillows and being used as a day bed currently another as a coffee table- To be used properly when needed. They had a song and everything and it was about how the funeral homes did not appreciate them at first- (well they are out a LOT of money) but how they have come around. Funny to watch these older people singing and dancing about living life and wanting to go out the same way they lived their life... It got me thinking... If I were gone today... what would be said about me? It's thought worthy for sure. and how do I want to go out? I want people laughing at my antics or funny things I did not being sad- I am absolutely sure about that. I thought if I made my own casket it would likely be covered in pictures of my family. Especially, my husband and I and our kids. It's the best thing I have created in this life, I believe and its what I would want to be surrounded in at my demise anyway. Kudos to the woman who put tons of pictures of Elvis, but I think I would like mine to be a bit more personal. I would totally invite people to write on my Box with a sharpie something they remember or made them laugh or smile...so I am going out living colorful and BOLD too...Check out the video...
Opportunity For YOU! -
Opportunities are never lost...someone takes the ones you miss...
Do you have anyone who has reached out to you with an opportunity and you just out of hand said no? You really can't articulate why- you just reflexively said no... you then watched for a while and then... you think... oooh maybe I should have at least asked about it... or not been so quick to say no... It seem a VERY long road back to saying hey... can you tell me a bit about this? MOST NEVER do that... and on the flip side- after 20 years- I know most people who are told no once never ask or follow up again! Don't be THAT person!!! Unless of course your mission is to be the failure that everyone uses as an example of what you should never DO!!!! I challenge you to find something you are passionate about- figure out how to monetize it, and duplicate it! Think about how you accepting the opportunity can create a ripple of blessings! Its right there... You have the ability...but do you have the courage?
Lord in Heaven! Where have our lives gone that someone walks right up in your front yard and touches your landscape? I mean yes my hubby is an incredible gardener but I think it is a bit much that aside from taking pictures you didn't ask to take -you physically walk onto our property and touch things. Okay maybe I am just weird and this is normal. I guess maybe my boundaries are different. This person was completely unaware of my presence but she as literally standing in front of my office window and my desk faces the window. I like looking at the flowers too. I didn't remember that thing was the second time this happened. Last time it was a grandma walking her grandson- she just let him run up into the yard and kneel down and smell the flowers.Fortunately he didn't pick any..lol Even that I would have had a cow with my kid if he did that. I think this is the Look don't touch thing some of us taught... Maybe I am old and times are just changing. Or maybe people have just lost all touch with what is proper. If we don't have and or teach boundaries, how in the world do you know whats right and wrong in anything in life- or is life a simple free for all- to do, say and have and take or touch anything you want at any given moment? Thoughts to ponder....
Yes. I know. You hear it.. but do you REALLY hear it? Are you creating your success or siting around hoping it will happen? What is your true intention? I don't care whether you want to be PTO president or the CEO of your own company- it takes the EXACT same thing. ACTION! What are you doing that will get you closer to your goals? What action steps are you taking to accomplish your goal? Are you inspiring other to look at what you are doing or to look away? Don't get me wrong- I do not think you should look for peoples approval of your actions, but you DO need action to succeed. Go your own speed, run your own race, be your own boss, listen to people ONLY who are exactly where you want to go- NOT to those who are failing or who have failed at what you are trying to accomplish. If you want to be president of the USA- you should NOT go ask three people who failed! Go ask three people or their campaign managers that WON- what they did RIGHT! Really people- stop spending time with people who are experts are not going to ever accomplish what you are after. Success leaves clues... follow the trail! Align yourself with people who are hitting home runs if you want to be successful in baseball- don't go spend hours with the baseball card collector. Follow the person walking the walk not just talking the talk! Go hit your own dang home run would ya! You can you know....
Just a gal who believes with all her heart she has the power to help others live a life they deserve!