My journey

Life and our choices can take us along some winding paths. Did you know that I was an environmental toxicologist and a college instructor before becoming a personal development coach (you can read more about it here ABOUT ME )? I’ve learned so much in both careers and my experiences have made me a better coach.

Don’t be discouraged by the journey you’re on. Every experience that you have has a purpose. What roads have you traveled to get where you are today? Make the most of all of it. If you feel like you’re going through the motions and not living life the way you know it can be lived, let’s talk and get you on the path to living a life you want to wake up to each day. Schedule your complimentary conversation here: SCHEDULE CALL

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What are you waiting on

I want to encourage you to live. Stop waiting for the conditions to be favorable, convenient, and even perfect; just live, right now, where you are.

This is exactly what Alia did after having several coaching conversations with me. She couldn’t decide what to do with her life and was in limbo. Here’s what she had to say:

“Rochelle was instrumental in making me get out of my limbo and take action. Today I am half way through a degree in healthcare and I feel great!!”

If you’ve been waiting to fully live your life and feel stuck in a holding pattern, schedule a complimentary call with me let’s see how I can help you take action and move forward. SCHEDULE CALL

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Manifest, manifest, manifest

Vision boardMANIFEST: readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight (merriam-webster.com) or clear or obvious to the eye or mind(dictionary.com).

I expected the definition of manifest to include only what you could see with your eyes.  Imagine how surprised I was to see that manifest included being perceived by the mind. It makes sense that manifest include the mind. You have to first see what you want in your mind before it can appear in the physical realm.

Reading those definitions really gave me a deeper understanding of how to manifest. It made me realize how important it is to have a clear vision for my life, the clearer that vision,the easier for my mind to picture it and once my mind pictures it, then my eyes will see it.

When you’re not manifesting what you’re believing for do the following:

  1. Find scriptures where God promises to give you the desires of your heart. Say these scriptures out loud, write them down, until you believe them.
  2. Get a clear picture of what you want. Do this by answering questions. The first one being, “What do you want?”, others include, What does it look like? How will you feel when you get it? Where will you put it?
  3. Rehearse this mental picture until it becomes so real to you that it has no choice but to show up.

When you get serious about what you want to have in your life and take steps to make it happen, it happens. What will you do to manifest your goals and dreams? Do you need a little guidance to get you started? Schedule a complimentary call with me and see what’s possible. SCHEDULE CALL

 

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Lessons learned from Ben

Dog lying down

Ben

I learned a lesson from my mom’s dog, Ben. Ben is a gentle bear, he’s so sweet and he loves to be cuddled (all day!). When Ben wants to be cuddled he does whatever it takes to receive the love, he pushes his way between whatever barrier is keeping him from my hands, he pushes any one or my other dog out of the way, he positions his head so that you have no choice but to pet him. He really knows how to get what he wants. So here are lessons learned from Ben.

Ben has reminded me that:

  • If you want something go after it
  • Don’t be deterred if you’re told no, keep trying
  • Know what you want
  • Don’t let others stop you from getting what you want

There is so much we can learn from observing the world around us. Pay attention and put into action what you observe. Most importantly, go after what you want, implement some of the lessons learned from Ben and see what’s possible. If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Lesson learned from FAU football

This is going to be quick. The 2016 college football season ended with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) having a record of 3-9 overall and 2-6 in their conference (espn.com). For the 2017 season they hired a new coach, the former offensive coordinator at University of Alabama, Lane Kiffin. To say the team has been transformed is an understatement. Lane Kiffin has turned a team with years of having a losing record, to a winning team. Incredible! Why am I even talking about football and coaching on my blog? I wanted you to see what a difference good coaching and good mentoring can make.

I am so proud of FAU football and grateful that I get to watch this transformation happen. It has inspired me so much. The lesson I learned from FAU football is that we all have so much potential in us and sometimes all it takes is having the right people in our lives or being in the right environment to pull it out of us. Be great.

If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Dreaming of 2018

In approximately 73 days 2018 will be here and I’m excited about it. The New Year is a great time to regroup, reassess, and decide what to do next and do it. I have so much that I want to do in 2018. I’m taking action right now to make sure that my 2018 is wonderful. How about you? Are you dreaming of 2018?

If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Push past your feelings

I’m feeling lazy today, I think I’ll do nothing.

I’m doing a 30 day blogging challenge (Blogging Challenge) I won’t lie to you, the struggle is real. Seriously, there are days that I really have no desire to blog. Not only is there no desire, sometimes I can’t even think of what to blog about. Yikes! Not a good problem to have during a 30 day challenge. On days when I’ve felt this way do you know what I did? I wrote the blog post anyway! Yup. Those feelings are fickle and if I had given in to them I probably would have written about 2 blog posts so far, instead of 10.

Being consistent, keeping my commitments to myself, and not giving in to that voice telling me to throw in the towel, are why I am going to be successful with this blogging challenge. I want to encourage you today to not give in to feelings that are telling you to quit. Push past your feelings and do what you’ve committed to doing. You will be rewarded. Your whole life will change because when you’re consistent, when you’re keeping commitments to yourself, and when you’re doing what needs to be done even if you don’t feel like it, your life has to change because you have changed.

Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Do you need help to push past your feelings? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL

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Consistent Action Brings Rewards

Consistency, being steady. I chose to talk about taking consistent action today because I’m doing a 30 day blogging challenge and today the words won’t come. Instead of giving up I decided to blog about having no ideas for a post. Writing about it would keep me on track, consistent, and still committed to the blogging challenge.

I could have easily made a decision not to write today.When I’m not inspired to write it’s frustrating. However, not writing would be me not keeping my word to myself. I did not want to let myself down so I showed up.My reward for showing up, words started flowing and here I am encouraging you to be consistent with whatever you said you would do.

Being consistent is a choice, a decision that you make. When you’re taking consistent action you are becoming disciplined, you’re becoming a person of integrity, you’re becoming a person who gets things done.Some days it won’t be easy but it will be worth it, you’re worth it.

What keeps you from being consistent?

Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL

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Quiet Time Gives Life: 5 Signs that it’s time for some

Me having quiet time in a tree

Me having quiet time in a tree

Quiet time. It seems like a rare commodity. People are not making time for it anymore. I wonder why? Are they afraid of it? Are you afraid to be alone with yourself and God? Quiet time gives life, could this be why it is so elusive?

Lately my quiet time has not been a priority. I’ve been squeezing it in after everything else in my day is done and I’m so tired that the time I’ve been spending is so short. It’s time for me to make it a number one priority again, nothing should come before my quiet time, my time with the Lord. Once I spend time with Him He shows me how to manage my time for everything else. Once I spend time with Him, the answers to whatever problems I may be facing become clear and I am equipped to face whatever life dishes out. Quiet time gives you life and here’s how to tell that you haven’t made it a priority:

  1. You feel like your life is out of control.
  2. You feel agitated.
  3. You struggle to make decisions.
  4. Something is bothering you and you can’t seem to put your finger on what it is.
  5. You’re not the nicest person to be around.

If the list resonated with you, it’s time to make quiet time with the Lord a priority. Start where you are, wake up a few minutes earlier, go to bed a few minutes later, do whatever it takes but start somewhere.You don’t have to have big chunks of time to get started, 15 minutes is a good starting point. As you spend time with the Lord He’ll show you how to free up more time for what matters most.

Spending time alone may be difficult for you, your mind races, you can’t focus, the attention deficit really kicks in. It’s ok, keep going. The more you have time alone, the easier it will become to quiet your mind. During your quiet time tell the Lord why you’re there, what you’re feeling and then just wait on Him; He’ll give you everything you need, sometimes right then, sometimes as you go about your day. Trust Him and when you hear, obey. Your quiet time gives life, don’t go without it. Let me know how having quiet time has made your life better.

 

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3 Things To Avoid If You Desire a Great Week

If you’re feeling like I am, you’re probably ready to have a great week. What’s a great week? I’m talking about a week of intentional living. A week where you live your life on purpose and with a purpose. A week that will leave you feeling so fulfilled that you’re bursting from the seams with joy. Have you ever had a week like this? I have and whenever it happened it was usually because I planned a really good week, I was intentional about having an amazing week. Do you want a week like this? Do you believe this type of week is possible and that it’s possible for you?

I asked the question about you believing that a great week being possible for you because I have encountered so many women and men who want to have a better life but believe that it’s too late or it’s not possible because they’re already living life a certain way. This type of thinking has to go. I want you to know that an amazing life is very possible for you, especially if you’re not doing these 3 things.

3 Things To Avoid If You Desire a Great Week.

  1. Not making a decision. The first step to having a great week is to choose to have one. You have to decide, make a decision, without it you won’t be committed to ensuring that your week is great.
  2. Not having a plan. A great week can just happen, however, you can have great weeks anytime you desire by being intentional about your week. Planning for a wonderful week increases the likelihood that it will happen. When you’re not intentional about your week you will probably have a lot of incomplete items on your to do list, more stress, and quite possibly miss out on some really good opportunities all because you didn’t make a plan for them.
  3. Not taking action. A great week is going to require taking action. Like I said above, these type of weeks don’t usually just happen. With that in mind, what steps are you taking, not talking about, what are you actually doing to ensure that you have an epic week?

I created a FREE 4 week email course called The Life You Really Want to walk you through steps to take to having a wonderful life. It’s going to be fun, join me! The goal of the course is for you to experience how the power of being intentional can change your life. If you want to:

  1. Get clear on what you want your life to be like.
  2. Wake up ready to greet your day instead of dreading it.
  3. Be motivated to get things done.
  4. Have a spectacular life.

An amazing life is possible for you. Your entire life can change because you are intentional about your week. Which of the 3 Things To Avoid If You Desire a Great Week will you be turning around? Sign up for the Life You Really Want email course and start having great weeks now. SIGN UP HERE

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