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!
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?
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
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.
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?
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....
Electronics and I are NOT friends. Any time I am around they tend to do what they want independent of me I am the one who will click a button on a phone and it will take me to a completely different app for no apparent reason... or like just happened- Tried to watch a video and it turned my computer on airplane mode-twice. I mean really? I am like a wrecking ball! My printer decided to not work- seriously took a couple hours to wade through why. Currently my computer doesn't care I have a mouse plugged into it- it isnt going to recognize it- screw you Sherri! You know I think this might be genetic. This is actually true- my mom actually cant wear a watch- never has been able to because they wont run-neither wind nor battery- they simply wont continue to work- weird huh? I guess I come by this cluster of electronic nightmares honestly- and I really dont even have to touch them- its quite funny! So beware I might just be a wrecking ball with electronics...lol and the ironic thing is I am generally quite handy at fixing things... oh well!
Hmm do you? Do you have every excuse there is for why you are broke, fat, tired, not sleeping, unhappy, single... or whatever? Who is it that is in charge of YOU? Are you the decision maker in your life? Are you just rolling through life being complacent, comfortable...BORING? Like attracts like my friends- Broke friends, you are broke... friends who eat terrible...you will too. If you want more from your life- DO more, BE more GIVE more- and you'll GET more! Life really is a bit like a boomerang- whatever you send out comes back to you BIGGER! Its why I recommend going to sleep with the last conscious thoughts in your mind of where you are headed, positive things you will accomplish and claiming your own abundance via I AM statements. Your brain will work on accomplishing those things you last think on while you get restorative sleep. You ever heard the phrase-put your foot down? I am going to openly suggest you put your foot down and claim your abundance you were destined for and be open to every avenue for success even if you don't think its the obvious one or the one you think is right at first! Opportunities are never lost- someone takes the ones you miss... (drops mic)
I find this to be a common phenomenon. It happens so much in life that I could write for days BUT today I am going to refer to people we perhaps wish we had known better yesterday than we do today. I spent the day with someone I graduated with(and ironically two others classmates who married-their daughter.). And although it has been 34 years since graduation, the stranger thing is we didn't know each other that well in high school. We attended a large high school and had completely different friends. With over 400 classmates- we knew each other- just not well. With age and wisdom and lines and wrinkles, you find out that who you might pick to spend time around today, is vastly different that so many years ago. Or maybe we become more open and realize the little things don't matter and perhaps our thoughts about who were our close friends, isn't as accurate today as it was 35 years ago... It could be simply that our needs in our friendships change over time also. As I look across my Facebook friends, I do realize something. I didn't know what I didn't know until I thought WOW- I didn't know how much I would like that person!!! Well crap-I sure missed out on having that person in my life more so many years ago. I can name 3 or 4 people like that and I think wow- I was rolling through my life and I could have enjoyed the company of these funny, kind, caring people so much sooner and MORE!! Not one to spend time regretting, I will simply make more of a point to make sure I stay connected! I invite you to look back over the years and think of some people you might have liked to have known better and reach out- Facebook is such an easy way to do this...Don't let your opportunities pass you by- we aren't getting any younger! Don't miss out on the people who will still bless you and you can bless in return! Thanks for a super fun time Annette! <3