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3 536 minutes ago
I realised something today: when we are born, we do not know the world around us, so we just believe what everyone else tells us.
When we are young, we do not care what people think, we just do whatever we want because we want to, because it is fun, because we think it’s right. Then we grow up and we lose all that joy, all that spontaneity. We create our beliefs based on other people’s beliefs, we stop being bundles of joy.
We start criticising ourselves, we start comparing ourselves to other people, we stop doing the things we love just because other people think it’s a waste of time. We stop being ourselves and become someone else to PLEASE the people around us.
Now, stop for a second and imagine a world where everyone is himself or herself and doesn’t worry about what other people think. Wouldn’t that be THE perfect world to live in?
Well, then let’s build that world, let’s build that reality. Let’s start from US!
START appreciating who you are. You are unique, no one else on the earth of the planet looks, speaks, thinks like you. You are one of a kind and you are a big deal.
START doing more of the things you love, do not deprive yourself of the things that make you feel good.
START making time for yourself. Put your needs FIRST, that’s not selfish, it’s SELF-LOVE.
START forgiving yourself.
START loving yourself, because you are ENOUGH, and you can make your reality better if you decide so.
Do you practice self-love? I would love to hear from you in the comments 👇🏻❤️
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St.Augustine
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Leaving things to chance throughout your day is doing just that. Leaving it to chance.
I think as busy bee momma’s we always have our kids top of mind and of highest priority. Nothin’ wrong with that! But carving out that “intentional” time to move the needle forward on our goals is equally as important too! Hot partner is an added bonus 😍
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“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” - William Penn.⠀
Time is your most valuable asset. You can always earn more money but you can’t buy more time. People and organizations will always ask for your time so hold onto it like your life depends on it. Because truly it does. Making memories with your loved ones on vacation or around the dinner table is priceless. There is no better day to make space on your calendar for these types of priceless memories.⠀
Challenge✏️: Grab a pad of sticky notes or a piece of paper and a pen. Spend 30 minutes writing down all of the activities/hobbies you participate in. If you have young children you can do this for them as well since you are responsible for getting them to the activity. If you have older children I encourage you to get them involved. ⠀
Rate each activity/hobby from 1 - 5 with 1 bringing little to no value to your life and 5 bringing lots of value. Find one thing you can quit either today or start transitioning out of. Place that sticky note on your fridge with a deadline. You may also want to write down how you plan to spend this time going forward to encourage you along the way. It could be for family dinners, date nights, or nothing at all. Now, go decide how you want to use your most valuable asset on what matters most to you.⠀
✨KEEP SHOWING UP✨
I recently listened to a live chat by @ktdean_yourwildlife and I could have sworn she was speaking to me directly.
You have to keep showing up for yourself she told me. You have to keep taking those little steps, which may not feel like they are doing much at the time, but they are all leading to the bigger dream, the bigger picture. Just keep moving.
Life is not a race, it’s a marathon, and you don’t finish a marathon if you don’t keep taking every little step. If you give up on those little steps, you give up on the whole damn thing.
Keep showing up, and everything else will follow.
What I’m learning about life as I go, is that it’s not even about the end result, it’s all about the journey that you take and the journey is the most important part. 🙌🏻
Have a think about where in your life you can keep showing up, and above all, enjoy the ride💕😁
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You know you are here to do more.⠀
You know you have a bigger purpose.⠀
That desire is constantly tugging at your soul...⠀
But you haven’t taken action. Your fear controls you. ⠀
The truth is. We all have fears. And with each new level in our lives and businesses comes a new fear. New limiting beliefs.⠀
It is what we chose to do with this fear that sets us apart. You can chose to work through the fear, and shift the stories. Or you can chose to remain right where you are. Paralyzed in fear. ⠀
The choice is yours.⠀
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Can you think of a time where you felt your best? A time when you felt at your optimum health, happiness and confidence.
What were the factors that steered you to feel this way? Were you involved in work that you were proud of? Were you challenged? Who surrounded you at that time?
If you can pinpoint the things that helped you to thrive, you’ve got a good idea of what makes you tick and can put things in place to keep yourself in that optimum state.
Personally, I like to feel I’ve got a healthy challenge and a clear goal that I’m connected to daily. It’s proven positive psychology that people are happier when they are connected to a sense of purpose!
I’d love to hear what makes you feel your best! And if you’re not feeling on top form, remember a time where you were - how can you get back to a life that better satisfies you?
In addition to the pretty rose canvas I added to our kitchen shelves, this little landscape canvas is the perfect, fresh update to my built-in shelves. See how I DIY’ed this piece (and you can too) in my stories!
Nowadays so much is spoken about and known about alcoholism especially within the family unit. It effects everyone. It brings on other problems like abuse, financial stresses, lack of parenting because the focus shifts on the alcoholic and not what the children need as far as growing into a successful adult with self esteem, self worth, knowing how to be in healthy relationships, and how to cope when things go wrong.
Don't assume that because you got through another night of the alcoholic being drunk that things will be better today or if you don't speak about what happened the night before that it didn't happen.
Seek help. Do what you have to do for you and especially your children, not for the person that doesn't want to get better. ❤
What you do today, affects tomorrow. ❤
Remember that you are always thought of.
Much love ❤
Happy Wednesday everyone! I thought this would be a fun post as I am getting my day started here from the library while the kids are in school. Mine is in the comments. I look forward to seeing everyone's responses.
18 183 hours ago
Creating the life you want takes an immense amount of courage with a generous serving of patience. It’s being okay with showing up for yourself everyday for the hard work, regardless of the sometimes monotony of it all. It can be hard knowing that the only times you can fit in your grind is early in the morning or late at night around your day job .
Do you know what makes it all worth it? Knowing that pursuing a life worth living gets you out of the lackluster future that you dread of having. A future that involves a job you dislike, in relationships you don’t bond with, and/or living in an environment that doesn’t inspire you. Pushing beyond your perceived limits and actually going after the person and life you envision in your mind. Remember this next time you feel unmotivated to do your daily hustle💛
8 303 hours ago
Create and make a life that you never have to escape from.
Do what you enjoy, love, makes you happy and puts a smile on your face when you wake up every morning.
Life is to short to not be happy. .
Dont wish your Life away, living for the weekend and Friday.
If your not happy, don't moan about it, do something about it.
We all have the ability and power to do this and control your Life path.
If your not happy don't blame anyone else of where you are but yourself.
Be positive, take action, take one step at a time, and move forward .
and make you future so Epic so your past you gets jealous of where you are in 5 years time.
I'm lucky enough to have this now after a crazy 7 years around the world, lots of hard work and now a life/future and have jobs/skills that I enjoy and love plus an awesome girlfriend, family, bestest friends and best colleagues that I could ask for that keep me smiling every day.
But even better my job gives me the chance to have lots of days off, no Monday morning blues as every day is different, I like 3 day working weeks, standbys where I'm at home on the sofa still getting paid and a week's paid vacation and lots of holidays in January, March, May, June, July, August, September, November and December, cheap flights and i get to fly around the world and my office in the clouds.
Saweet. That's how winning is done. .
Eat.Sleep.Train.Teach.Fly.Rave.Repeat. 2018 and 2019s motto for me and all the things I enjoy and make me happy.
You can't change your past but you can make your future.
Remember difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. .
Do What makes you happy.
How you do your morning frames the rest of your day. •
Are your mornings calm, relaxing, productive? Or are you rushing around, scrolling through social media? •
When I was younger, I’d wake up at the absolute last minute and rush out the door. This is what I do now:
1. Wake up at 4:30 AM
2. Drink a glass of water
3. Pour coffee. Enjoy first sip.
4. Fill out my High Performance Habits journal
5. Fill out the 5-minute journal
6. Pack/make lunch
7. Hop on bike
Through this routine and especially filling out my journals, I’ve stayed on track to accomplish goals, I get more to-dos to dones, and it helps me set my intention for the day. I’m still developing my routine and some days are more successful than others, but life is a work in progress. How do you start your day? Let me know!
I used to be so proud of myself for holding on, thinking it made me a stronger person, but now I know true strength is actually in ’LETTING GO’
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1 103 hours ago
Honesty hour: It took me a year to figure out what I wanted to do when I left teaching for a career change, and it was a year of absolute despair. 💔 .
I kept telling myself that I didn't know what I wanted. I kept spinning in circles, trying to find a job that (1) Gave me work-life balance; (2) Had guaranteed job security; (3) Didn't require much retraining; and (4) Wouldn't be something I hated. Nothing seemed "right" and I was caught up on the idea of "wasting more time" if I made the wrong choice. 😐 .
Really, there were a range of issues... I was boxing myself in. I wasn't considering modern alternatives. I was afraid to dream. I was seeking validation from my parents and loved ones. But this was just keeping me stuck. 😢 .
If you find a career path that speaks to you, hold onto it. People (often well-intentioned, but probably extremely harsh) may try to talk you out of it or offer their own solution. Some people may judge you. But you know what you have to do? Ignore them. Don't let anyone talk you out of your dreams. By all means, have a backup plan, but put in 110% and aim for the stars. This is your life, and the only thing stopping you is you. ⭐ .
This quote is for all the people-pleasers out there. Double tap if that includes you. ❤
Reminds me how important it is to seek adventure and leave my heart wild.❤️
1 653 hours ago
We all have an inner knowing but so often we try to logic our way out of listening to that knowing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Its too hard, its not possible, that doesn't make sense, I should be....these are just some of the thoughts that may run through your head.
What if we embraced that knowing with an open mind and stopped avoiding it? What inner knowing are you avoiding? What if it was possible? What if it was hard but worth it? What if it doesn't make sense now but does once you allow it?
What would your dream life look like? If you didn't have any time or work restrictions, how would you want to spend your days? 💕
Mine would consist of spending time with my family, working out and doing yoga, getting involved with different charities, and most of all, traveling the world and visit my friends and family 😍
I know what you're thinking, it sounds too good to be true, right? 🤔
What if I told you there was a way to make this happen? A way that you could plan your life however you wanted, without worrying about your boss or how much time off you can ask for... Would you want to know more? 🤩
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[How to Coach Anyone Excerpts]
We're excited to introduce some new goodies to this channel. One of them is a series of excerpts from a series of lessons called "How to Coach Anyone" by the founding father of coaching, Thomas Leonard. Like and comment if you get value from these, and we will figure out how to get the print version up for sale again.
And, we welcome you to share! Everyone benefits when we get better at coaching, right? ~ AJL
Today's excerpt from How to Coach Anyone is Lesson #2: "How do you help a client who is big time stuck with their goal and nothing you, or they, are doing seems to help?
It is NOT uncommon for a client to find themselves in this
position. Typically, “stuckness” indicates that the client needs a much bigger game to play.
If the goal is too small, some clients simply aren’t motivated enough to fire on all cylinders. The client needs a smaller game to play.
If the goal is too large, some clients get overwhelmed or feel that they’ll never get there. So, either make the game smaller or identify important milestones along the way and target those.
Questions to ask your client...
• Do you know why you’re stuck?
• If we back burner this goal, what goal you would rather work on?
• Do you sometimes get stuck when you’re this close to reaching a goal?
• Tell me what I should do in order to “un-stick” you in the next 10 minutes?"
(c) Thomas Leonard, reproduced under exclusive global license by Thought Partners International and AndreaJLee.com
2 114 hours ago
Life is about the lessons you learn and how you use them. Quit complaining about what went wrong and procrastinating on your next move because you failed the last time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's time to apply the lessons you learnt the last time and move on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If it's already happened there is nothing you can do about it now. The best thing you can do is learn the lesson and move on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are procrastinating about?
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This year I’ve been working on a night routine to help me wind down before bed which means doing things to show myself a little extra love. With my active lifestyle, I’ve found that face masks have been the one of the very few things that make me sit still and bring back balance. In fact, I felt so relaxed with this face mask that I almost fell asleep with it on haha!😴
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1 125 hours ago
I forget now how Heidi and I met exactly, but it was through Instagram. Her photos of life on the road in this charming white bus with her sweet family caught my eye. The pictures in her feed looked liked a dream - delicious looking coffee in these really unique mugs, her family standing in front of some of the most gorgeous scenery in this country, and all these cozy pictures of her with her two daughters inside the bus. I thought, “I have to know more about her!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We got to connect on the phone a few weeks ago and she is so warm and so genuine and her and her husband are turning a dream into a reality, despite being told they’re crazy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know we might not all have this exact same dream as our Her Story Spotlight, @Heidinicoleart , but I know we all have some “crazy” dream that we’ll maybe get to “one of these days.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wanted to share Heidi’s story not only because it’s such a fun and unique story, but to inspire you to revisit that big dream or goal and start to figure out a way to make it happen sooner rather than later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Traveling the country in an RV is something she and her husband could have easily put off until they both retire, but they didn’t. It’s taken a few years and some solid planning, but they’ve created a situation now that gives them the flexibility with work to be able to make this choice and to me that’s what being successful is all about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can read about how they did and their favorite travel spots in the bio link 🚌.
7 305 hours ago
New Year💫New Home🏠
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Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you completely integrated the human parts of yourself that you feel most ashamed of, all those parts you have rejected along the way. If you were brave enough to acknowledge your own mistakes and allow yourself to grow from them into a more accepting and caring human. If you completely let go of who you think you should be and fully embraced who you are becoming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you opened your heart and were corageous enough to tell people that you care about them, or like them, or that you think they are special. If you fully forgave anyone who has spoken unkindness towards you. If you didn’t doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth no matter what they do or say. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you took full responsibility for everything showing up in your life right now, good and bad. If you were corageous enough to make choices that align with your heart regardless of society’s rules or expectations. If you followed whatever that is with love, with commitment, and without feeling guilty or selfish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Imagine for a little while.
And ask yourself these questions often:
Will i be proud of this one day?
Is this what the future ‘me’ wants?
Is this leading me to where i want to be?
Feel how you would feel in the future if you decided to take certain actions. 🎨
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Long lists, no breaks, naps are a waste of time, hustle - hustle - hustle. That’s how I used to run my business. Making laundry lists of “things to do” that I thought would grow my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Not making time for self care because I viewed it as a waste of time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My new perspective?
Follow feelings, not lists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Running an intuitive business has been a complete game changer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I focus on my spiritual alignment + self care BEFORE I move onto business tasks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Seems silly - right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I used to HATE taking breaks, feeling like it was unproductive and a waste of time. Not even giving myself 1 day off a week. Then it was like, this is MY business - I can take off ANY day I want!
When I started putting my inner alignment first and taking care of myself I noticed that I was able to work off inspired action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Inspired action has allowed me to see better results, connect easier and grow my business easier. I was doing things WAY too hard. Not even giving myself a break. All while I was going through pregnancy!
My biggest business advice when it comes to developing your business models and philosophy is to follow feelings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ask yourself throughout the day: “is this bringing me the most joy?”
I mean how many of us find ourselves in the middle of a task mindlessly trying to complete it - wondering why we are even bothering?
Take those naps. Wake up later. Enjoy your cup of coffee. Make time and space for your inner alignment to let your higher self guide you. Quit turning off her signals and voice. She is guiding you, showing you the way. Allow that connection to take place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you do this you’re able to act on inspiration and intuition which is more guided and gives you greater clarity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stop feeling guilty for putting yourself first in your business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀