A little planning can give your day new meaning

This morning I wanted to lay in bed a little longer. I thought of how extra time in bed would impact the rest of my day, and guess what I did…I jumped right out of bed.

If I did not already have a plan for my day, I would have stayed in bed and missed the opportunity of a productive and fulfilling day. You will enjoy life more if you plan your days. By planning your days you can live that life you have been dreaming about. Schedule an hour on Saturday to learn a second language, visit the museum, take a class. Whatever it is, add it to your life and watch life take on a whole new meaning.

What’s something that you have wanted to do for a long time but you haven’t made time for it? Choose a day and time, add it to your calendar. Let me know you’ve added it to your calendar so that I can celebrate you.

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What we give our attention to expands

Did you know that what we give our attention to expands, flourishes, grows ? The past few months, more than ever, I can truly give testament of this fact. Here is an example of what I am talking about.

A couple of months ago something happened to my face. I won’t get into the gory details, but suffice it to say, it seemed like overnight my face was a mess. I had neglected my face for too long and I was reaping the results of that neglect. I immediately took to the internet and researched home remedies for a clear complexion. Armed with my concoctions I gave my face focused attention for several weeks.

Do you know what happened? After a few weeks of homemade scrubs and masks, my glow was back. My face was clear and all was right in my world again. None of which would have happened had I had not assessed the situation, created a game plan, and put that plan into action.

I paid attention to my skin, gave it what it needed, and it flourished. Which area in your life is not expanding, flourishing, growing, or producing like you want it to? Maybe it’s time you give it some attention and watch it expand.

Be inspired!

Concerning Excuses

Excuse seek to remove the blame of (dictionary.com)

Ouch! That definition says it all. Ladies and gentlemen, an excuse is what you use when YOU KNOW that you’re at fault but you refuse to acknowledge it. (We’ll save the discussion of why you won’t acknowledge that you’re at fault for another time 🙂 ).

I could write an essay about excuses, maybe I’ll do a teleclass about it, but that’s not the purpose of this post. Today I want to challenge you to do the following when that excuse starts forming in your head as you walk into that meeting late (again), when you miss that deadline, when you forget to bring that document, when you leave the house dirty. I want you to say “I come against that thought” and accept the blame without trying to justify it.
Enjoy your day!

I would love for you to share if you were shocked at the number of times you had to say “I come against that thought”

Do Your Dreams Want You?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appear on the April cover of Vogue magazine . Why do I care? Kim wanted to be a supermodel but is limited by her height and curves. Despite not having the facility of a traditional supermodel Kim did not lose sight of her love of fashion or her desire to be on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Kim on the cover of Vogue reminds me to think outside the box, to chase after what I want until what I want realizes that it wants me too. Never give up on your dream. Thank you Kim for a great life lesson.

What are you doing to make your dreams want you?

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Simplicity

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Have you noticed that when something is simple or readily available we tend to ignore it? Unfortunately, the very things we overlook are usually what we need most. What are you overlooking that could result in that big shift that you want in your life, your business, your career, or your relationships? Today I invite you to to take a simple step.

Share your simple step in the comment box below.

Check Up Time

I’m not Catholic but there’s something about Lent that makes me pause and assess where I am in my life. Reflection is good. It provides an opportunity to see what’s working, what’s not working, what never got started (argh!), and what can be improved on.

If things are awry it’s a good time to make a commitment to getting back on track. My big goal for 2014 was to be more consistent in my endeavours. For Lent I am making some personal sacrifices to make sure that my actions are consistent with what I need to do to accomplish my personal, spiritual, physical, financial, and social goals.

Assess where you are today in light of the aspirations you have for your life. What’s working or not working? What can you do to get back on track? Share what you’re doing so that I can cheer you on.

Time to Celebrate

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Today celebrate your life.  There are many in the world, maybe even in your circle, who would love the life that you’re unhappy about.  Take a few moments and think of one thing that you can do differently today that would turn your frown upside down. Make it a great day!

I’d love for you to share what you’re smiling about today.

Is Fear Holding You Back?

When you think about your ideal life do you feel excited or do you feel afraid? If the thought of living a better life scares you it’s worth it to explore the origin of your fear.

There are many reasons why living a life that you really want may scare you.  Let’s identify some of them. 

1.  I’m afraid to live my dream life.
2.  I’m afraid to do what I need to do in order to have the life that I want.
3.  I’m afraid because I don’t deserve to have the life that I want.
4.  I’m afraid my family and friends will treat me differently if I live my dream life.
5. I’m afraid that I don’t want my dream life bad enough to go after it.

Whatever your fear, be honest with yourself and acknowledge it.  Once you acknowledge the fear something happens on the inside of you.  You are now in position to bring about change in your life.  Choose well.

I’d love for you to share in the comments the fear that you identified in your life.

5 Steps to a Happy Life Teleclass

I would like to invite you to join me for a 1hr teleclass on creating a happy life.  If you use words like “I’m in a rut, something is missing, I’m depressed, I feel stuck” you don’t want to miss this opportunity to bring change in your life.  Register today by clicking here