A Rich and Satisfying Life

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Love and clarity,



5 Days 5 Minutes Change Your Life Challenge

Wow, so much has happened since I first started this blog. I hardly celebrate my accomplishments but the past few years have taught me that I need to. I am worthy of crlebration! So, here goes 🙂

1. I moved my blog over to arichandsatisfyinglife.com (please check it out and grab your free Create A Plan for Your Life download). 

2. I wrote a book called Get It Started Get It Done.  You can find out more about it here: Book info

3. I am a contributor to the Huffington Post (read my post here). 

4. Because I have had so much personal growth I’ve created a 5 days 5 minute Change Your Life Challenge. It’s going to be amazing and you can learn more about it here: Challenge info

Thank you so much for encouraging me on my journey. There’s so much more to come. 

You Want My Whole Heart?

God says for us to trust Him with our whole heart and lean not on our own understanding. Such simple instructions but initially so difficult to do. 
I can tell you one thing, you will not be able to trust God if you do not have a relationship with Him. When God says to SEEK Him, that’s what He means.  As you spend time in His word (the Bible), spend time being quiet before Him, spend time talking to Him, asking Him questions, He will reveal Himself to you. Your trust in Him will grow because you know who He is. He is faithful, His word is true, His plan for you is a good one, and He loves you. 
I encourage you today to get to know Him. I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. 

Exciting News 

Head on over to my new website to read, like, follow my new blog post Please don’t let me wing it and fly by the seat of my Pants http://arichandsatisfyinglife.com/2015/04/23/please-dont-let-me-wing-it-and-fly-by-the-seat-of-pants/

Thank you for your continued support!

Be Present

I woke up this morning and living in the moment was resonating within me. Sometimes we get so caught up on the destination we overlook the beauty to be found in the moment. 

Today, pause, deep breath in and slow breath out, smile, and enjoy the moment. 

This Year Really is Going to be Different

“This year is going to be different. Really! I’m serious this time. This is going to be my year. I mean it this time.”  More than likely, you’ve probably said this a time or two. I know that I have. However, even though this may have been my mantra a time or two, I have noticed that the times where my year was different, it was because I took intentional steps to make it different. Surprisingly (although it should not have been), I found my steps wrapped up in the definition of one very provocative word, SUCCESS.

Success:“the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” dictionary.com

Several things immediately got my attention after I read the definition of success.

  • Goals. If I’m going to have a successful year I need to define what a successful year looks like to me.
  • Favorable or prosperous. Success isn’t always about money.
  • Attempts. I can’t have success if I’m not “attempting” anything. So, if I want to have an amazing year I have to do something to make it happen.
  • Accomplishment. If I start it I should finish it.

For my year to be successful and amazing I am going to have to sit down and think about what I want as it relates to my personal life and my business (favorable or prosperous goals).  After I know what I want, I am going to have to do the work (attempts) necessary to have the life that I want for the year (accomplishment). That’s it, so simple right!

Create and Live the Month You Really Want

A month you want to wake up and live all the time!

Not living life the way you would really like to?

Is it sometimes a struggle for you to wake up each day?

Is the frustration of living a dull, predictable life a reality for you?

Do you know what you want but haven’t figured out how you’re going to do it?

Are days, months, years, slipping by?

Are you having trouble turning your days into ones that you jump out of bed for?

Do you wish your month were filled with you doing the things you really want to do?

Rest assured…

You can learn to create and live months that you really want,

You can learn how to create the month that you really want to be living and have more joy and happiness .  Creating  and living months that you really want to live doesn’t have to be stressful if you do it in a way that is authentic to who you are. And yes, planning can be fun (especially when you start seeing the results that you want, like waking up excited to start the day instead of not wanting to wake up and face the day).  And when you start creating months that you really want you are much more likely to live them too.

Sound unattainable or too much of a dream? It’s not. Read on…

Ok, so what’s not working? What are you doing wrong?

If you’re like most people I’ve met, there is so much that you want to do but you can’t imagine how you are going to get it done. You may be working hard, your days are full, and there’s hardly time to think about what you really want, much less actually do it.

The problem is not taking the time to think about what you want is not going to make your life any richer. Why? Well, think about it…Are the people you know who dream or talk about doing something happy with their lives?  You can spot a dreamer after talking to them for just a few minutes.  They talk about “what they wish they could do but…” or “what they will do one day.”   It’s sad. Unfortunately, that’s what most of us do when we try to create a month we really want. We look like talkers, dreamers. And that doesn’t give us the life we really want.

You can stop being a dreamer and talker. Here’s how…

Creating and living a month that you really want comes from understanding what you want. We usually think of living a full and exciting life as reserved for someone else, someone with more time or more money, instead of “something you have a right to live.”

And when we have the mindset that living a full and exciting life is for someone else, it doesn’t matter what we try to do, we won’t have the life that we want or need.  In Creating and Living the Month you Really Want, what works is knowing what you want. This makes all the difference in whether you create and live the life you really want.

A month that you really want starts with getting clear on what you want, mapping it out, and living it. This is not hard, especially when someone shows you exactly how to do it.

This strategy ends your frustration and disappointment. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to have a month that you look forward to enjoying. It’s worth it, now and later.

Ok, so how can I get help in creating a month that I have always wanted?

Create and Live the Month You Really Want Teleclass will help you create meaningful days, fast.

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Don’t Underestimate that Walk in the Park

I LOVE nature. Being outside surrounded by old trees, water, and even the bugs invigorates me. I feel refreshed, alive, and I am ready for “what’s next” in my day.

Whenever I allow several days to go by without my time outdoors I notice the difference in myself. I am easily agitated, my to-do list becomes burdensome, I feel like I need to get away. I did not observe the correlation between my demeanor and my touch with nature right away. Once I did, however, I made sure that I spent time in my green environment regularly.

There may be an activity, a certain environment, or even a scent that makes you feel alive, that sets the reset button on the chaos brewing in your life. Don’t underestimate the simple things that can make your life more satisfying. Make these a regular part of your week and revel in the change it brings to your life.

What makes you feel recharged and ready for “what’s next”?

You can do it but you need someone to “hold your hands”


Hi Everyone, I am offering two spots in my 6 month program for an incredible price.  If you 1) know that it is time for you to do things differently in your life so that you can create and live the life that you want and 2)  if you’re ready to implement but want someone to “hold your hands” while you implement, fill in the contact form below.

You do not have to wait for inspiration

I had a significant “aha” moment a few days ago.  I realized that I do not have to wait for inspiration. I can be inspired at any time by focusing on the things or activities that inspire me. It sounds so simple and obvious but the significance of it became so real to me at that particular moment. My life has literally changed for the better because of this revelation.
Let me tell you about me.  I wait for inspiration before doing a lot of things.  It’s frustrating because there are times when I want to create, but I am stumped because I rely so much on inspiration before I begin a project.  I would often beg and plead with God to “please let me stay inspired”.  I realize now that I should have asked how I can maintain the inspiration vs begging and pleading.  But that’s a story for another day.
Anyway, back to creating more moments of inspiration.  I can be inspired at any time by doing and thinking of things that inspire me. Whether it’s saying thanks for the goodness in my life,  going for a walk, sitting by the lake or ocean, listening to inspirational messages, reading motivating material, watching a movie, saying confessions or affirmations.  I can, on purpose, engage in activities that inspire me and guess what? Inspiration will come.
I can not tell you how excited I am about this.  Before I go I would be remiss if I did not reiterate that you play a role in this.  If you’re frustrated waiting for inspiration YOU have to create it.  Do the work and the inspiration will come.
I’d love to hear what keeps you inspired.