So you’re tired of going through the motions and living life different from the life you really want. I’m going to tell you how to change things.Guess what? Nothing is going to change until you do. The life you want, the business you want, the relationship you want, the body you want, none of it will happen until you become the type of person who is willing to take action and have what you desire. Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL
Today I want to share with you the best of A Rich and Satisfying Life last week. I wrote these blog posts most nights when I didn’t want to. I pushed through though and made myself write them and I am so glad that I did. Here you go, the best blog posts of the week.
5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Stay Focused on Business
As an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur making time to focus on your business can be challenging.
Your Dream Life Can Become Your Real Life
If you’re dreaming of a different way of living then what you’re dreaming of is possible. You have to believe it and take steps to make it happen.
The High Cost of Settling: Are you Settling?
On the surface, settling seems easy to do, however, it comes with a high cost. I don’t think you realize just how high. Here’s what settling can cost you:
When You Feel Like Giving Up
When you give up, the personal development needed for you to become the person who can have what you desire doesn’t happen.
3 Things To Avoid If You Desire 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?
God’s Plan For You is Good
I know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out which direction to go in your life. Knowing deep within you that there is something else that you are supposed to be doing but not knowing what that. Just know that God wants to share His plans with you but He can’t do it unless you’re spending time with Him.
Quiet Time Gives Life: 5 Signs that it’s time for some
Quiet time. It seems like a rare commodity. People are not making time for it anymore. I wonder why? Are they afraid of it?
After reading the best of A Rich and Satisfying Life, you should know that making your dream life your real life requires personal development. To have the life of your dreams you have to become the person who has that life. Share with me which blog post had the biggest impact on you. Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL
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?
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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:
- You feel like your life is out of control.
- You feel agitated.
- You struggle to make decisions.
- Something is bothering you and you can’t seem to put your finger on what it is.
- 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.
I have been on a spiritual journey, an encounter with the Lord. It was rough, I’m not going to lie. However, I am so much better because of it. I learned so much about myself, God’s plan for my life, and faith to believe for miracles. I am so full and my relationship with the Lord is much more intimate. Life is beautiful. He has a wonderful plan for my life and do you know that God’s plan for you is also wonderful.
If you too are on a journey to deeper intimacy with the Lord, a journey to find out what you’re supposed to do with your life, or you’re struggling to trust God to do what you believe He wants you to do, I want to share with you some of what I’ve learned on my journey so far.
1. God’s plan for your life is good. He really desires the best for you. You have to believe it.
2. God desires an intimate relationship with you. God created you to worship Him. He wants to spend time with you.
3. God wants you to trust Him with your WHOLE life. He wants total reliance on Him and Him alone. He can be trusted.
4. You have to have faith in God. It pleases Him and He rewards your faith in Him.
5. The process…ouch! (haha) It will be worth it, keep your eyes fixed on Him.
I know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out which direction to go in your life. Knowing deep within you that there is something else that you are supposed to be doing but not knowing what that. Just know that God wants to share His plans with you but He can’t do it unless you’re spending time with Him. I want to encourage you to do it today!
“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Get clear on what you want your life to be like.
- Wake up ready to greet your day instead of dreading it.
- Be motivated to get things done.
- 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
When you feel like giving up, don’t. There is so much to learn on the journey to having your desires show up in your life. When you give up, the personal development needed for you to become the person who can have what you desire doesn’t happen. So, the next time you feel like giving up…don’t.
How many times have you eaten pasta when what you really wanted was a nice cheesy burrito? Or stayed in a relationship with someone you knew wasn’t “the one”, but you didn’t want to “put yourself” out there again? How about this one, remained in a job that left you feeling like you died a little every day because in 3 more years you’ll be vested? Settling seems like the easy thing to do because it doesn’t require change but it comes with a very high cost.
So, are you settling? If you answer yes to several of these then you’re probably settling. Are you:
- Tired a lot
- Daydreaming a lot
- Not excited about your day
- Have a lot of excuses for not taking action
- Not taking action
- Envious of others
- Saying “I wish I could…” I wish I had…” I hoped I would have had…” “I regret that I didn’t…”
- Doubting yourself
- Doubting that you can have what you want
On the surface, settling seems easy to do, however, it comes with a high cost. I don’t think you realize just how high. Here’s what settling can cost you:
- Peace of mind
Wow, that list is pretty powerful. By settling you are setting yourself up for a life of unhappiness, stress, frustration, and lots of missed opportunities. Is that how you really want to live your life? Do you really prefer unhappiness over happiness, frustration and stress over peace of mind? I didn’t think so. So, why is that each day that you wake up you choose what you don’t really want, each day you wake up and make the decision to settle for what you do not want? Sounds harsh right? Hopefully it’s the wake up call for you to make a different choice. There is a high cost for settling. Are you settling? Stay tuned for steps you can take to stop settling and make your dream life your real life. You can read more about making your dream life your real life here: Your Dream Life Can Become Your Real Life
Share with me what settling has cost you and what you’re going to do about it.
I am frustrated by people who talk about a life they would love to live and do nothing to make it happen. If there is one thing that I want you to get from reading this article it is that your dream life can become your real life.
If you’re dreaming of a different way of living then what you’re dreaming of is possible. You have to believe it and take steps to make it happen. Faith is having complete trust in something (dictionary.com). Trust your dream, trust that it is possible for you and go after it.
Believing that your dream can become a reality is difficult for a lot of people; I don’t want you to be one of the people who continues to doubt your dream. Say this out loud, “My dream life can become my real life”, say it until you believe it and then take steps to make it happen. Your dream life can become your real life.
As an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur making time to focus on your business can be challenging. Did you notice that I used the word “making” time vs having time?
When I first started my business I could not “find the time” to consistently work on my business. There was always something seemingly more urgent requiring my attention. I would say to myself, “tomorrow I’ll have more time.” Of course, this cycle kept repeating itself and I hardly ever had more time.
The truth is that I had enough time to focus on my business and so do you. My issue (and probably yours too) was I did not make my business a priority. When you are not focused on your business you do business when you can “squeeze in time” for it or when it’s convenient for you. Think about it, if you’re in a relationship and spent time with your significant other only when it was convenient for you, is that relationship a priority? Are you focused on that relationship? Do you think the relationship will flourish? The same is true for your business. If it’s not a priority, if it doesn’t have your focus, you won’t have much traction in your business.
You want to have a foundation for your business that leads to success. Being focused on your business is a necessary part of the foundation.
Here are 5 things you can do to stay focused on your business:
1. Get really clear about what you want for your business.
Focus is “directed attention” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/focus). To stay focused you have to know what you’re directing your attention towards. By getting clear about what you want from your business you will have something to focus on. Take the time to find this out.
2. Write down what really matters.
Ask yourself why you’re doing what you do and stick it up somewhere to remind yourself. There may be days where you’ll have to remind yourself why you’re in business in order to stay focused; on those days you’ll be glad you did this exercise.
3. Say yes to you.
You have to stop putting yourself last. Believe it or not, it’s hard to focus on business when you’re not a priority in your own life. Make time for you.
4. Make a plan to have whatever you wrote in #1 and take action on it.
You’ll stay focused when you have a plan for making the business you desire a reality. Create a realistic plan and implement it. Each time you take action, your focus will grow stronger. You can do it!
5. Sometimes you need help and it’s ok.
Honestly, you are smart and you can take action on your own. However, since you’re reading this, you probably don’t have clarity, a plan of action, or the discipline required for taking consistent action right now and it’s ok. It just means that you can continue to wait for the motivation to come or you can have someone help you get there quicker. You decide.
There you have it, 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Focused on Business.
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What’s your biggest struggle with staying focused on your business and which step will you be implementing to overcome it?