Right now you should be doing homework, or sleeping…. But, instead you decided to put some goals down on virtual paper. Of course, you want to lose weight, exercise more, eat better… all the standards. That stuff is important to you. But, you know you’ve got some deeper issues to address. In 2015 you turn 30. You wanted to have another baby, become a millionaire, and have your Doctoral degree by the time you turned 30. It really was the end all, be all age where you felt like you had to accomplish everything… and you still totally stress about turning 30 even though it’s 6 months away. You had your baby, you aren’t even close to being a millionaire, and you have diligently been working towards your Doctoral degree. However, now you (and Wes….WOW, I know) want two more babies, you aren’t so much concerned with millionaire status, and you have some things you really need to work on. So, in 2015 lets focus on the following:
Two months ago, I decided the thought of trying to change all my bad habits at once was overwhelming and unrealistic. I wanted to do something I would stick to and something that would last long term. My solution was to create one or two new healthy lifestyle changes per month, and of course, blog about it. You can read about my first month of not hitting the snooze button and sanitizing my toothbrush everyday, here: Healthy Habits: September- Snooze Button.
A little update on Septembers healthy lifestyle changes… I was successful in keeping both lifestyle changes going for the entire month of October. I did hit my snooze button once in a state of pure exhaustion. When I realized I did it, I jumped out of bed thinking there was NO way I was going to let that habit start creeping back in. I also forgot to sanitize my toothbrush once. Again, I’m certain that was a result of pure exhaustion and being up so early my brain wasn’t functioning. Yay for two months of new healthy lifestyle changes!
“The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.”
― Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
“If your senses are numbed with delusion and denial, you will stop looking for these true strengths and wind up living a second-rate version of someone’s life rather than a worldclass version of your own”
― Donald O. Clifton, Now, Discover Your Strengths
I have been looking for change. I want to be better. I want to achieve more. I want to utilize my potential. I want to be less selfish. I want to be a better mom. I want to advance my career. I want to use my education. I want to be a better wife. I want to prosper where I’m planted. I want to experience more.
This list could literally go on and on and on….
At first I thought I would make a monthly “list” of habits I needed to change and work on them. As you might be able to tell from my “wants” above, these list were large and overwhelming…and probably not realistic for my life.
When we do our in-home wine tastings, right before we cover the 4 S’s of wine, I always ask the crowd to give me some words related to wine that start with the letter “S”. It is always fun to hear what people come up with. So, today I will shift gears and talk about some “S” words related to success.
Start believing in yourself. Start writing down your goals (both personal and professional) and find someone to help hold you accountable to them. Start taking your business seriously and others will too. Start thinking how your small actions today will compound over time. Start thinking long term. Start spending time with people who believe in you. Start being proud of not only the little, but also the big accomplishments. Start taking responsibility for your actions, your thoughts, and your life.
I have very few pet peeves, but one of them is hearing people say someone else’s success was a result of luck. In most cases (please note I said in “most” cases), it is a cop out. It is a way for the person to down play the others persons success. To make themselves feel better about their lack of success and their lack of action to build the life they want.
Sure, being at the right place at the right time can be beneficial and, of course, having good connections is always a plus. But, does all that really matter if you have nothing to offer?
Oh consistency, the mother of success…. or is that always the case?
Being consistent is something I tried to drill into my personal training clients and something I try to instill into my team. Small actions done day after day can breed huge results. This is what we call the Slight Edge. If you haven’t read or listened to that book, do yourself a favor and go get it now! Really, get it now. Click on the book below for the best pricing!
Why the title “Integrity, You’re So Vain”? It’s because we are naturally self centered people who tend to think about ourselves more than others and it often results in a total loss of integrity. Read on….
Earlier this week, a white mystery car hit my car door and left a scrape that goes down to the metal. This person left no note, I’m guessing made no effort to let me know what had happened, and left me to pay for the damages. Integrity out the window…
Your words are powerful. They are a reflection of your thoughts and they shape your reality.
What are you daily training your brain to believe? Are you speaking or thinking defeating statements like “I am just not good at this business”, “I am too busy for ________”, “I am never going to be successful”, “I am not cut out for this”, “I am never going to be able to do that”?
Or are your thoughts and words setting you up for success? “I am building my business with consistent actions everyday”, “I am successful and will become more successful”, “I am a leader”, “I am proud of my accomplishments”, “I am capable of building the life I want”.