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?

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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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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. 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.

If taking consistent, focused action is the hardest thing for you to do right now, schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL

What’s your biggest struggle with staying focused on your business and which step will you be implementing to overcome it?

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Change happens when you’re ready for change to happen

I’m telling you, nothing changed in my life until I did. I’m just keeping it real. You see, I tried all the shortcuts to having the life that I wanted but none of it work. You want to know why? There are no shortcuts! You have to do the work. I was really good at starting things. I would be so excited and gung ho about my next venture. A few weeks in and I would fizzle, things weren’t happening quick enough, there was so much to be done, and I wasn’t sure that this was it anyway. So, I’d regroup and move on to the next good idea. Talk about frustrating! Well, it wasn’t frustrating enough because I continued this pattern for several more years. I wanted change but didn’t know how to change.

Then, it happened, my wake up call. I finally realized that there must be something to the information all the self-help books, personal development training, and countless interviews of successful people. These people all said the same thing…maybe there are no shortcuts, maybe there is no reinventing the wheel.

You see, nothing changed for me until I did. The same is true for you. If you want to have clarity in your life, see big change happen, and accomplish the things that you desire in your life, you have to become the person who has a clear idea of where you are headed, have a plan to get there, and do what’s required to achieve it.

The business you want to start, the amazing relationship you want, the degree you’ve been dreaming of, the leadership position at work, none of it is going to happen until you become a person who makes things happen.

Still not sure this is for you? How long have you been frustrated with how you’re living your life? Waking up each day saying “there has to be more to life than this?” How long will you continue to wake up disappointed with yourself because you know that you can be and do so much more? How long will you remain the same and not change to have the life you really desire?

If you’ve read this far, I know that you’re ready to take your life to the next level. You’re ready to show up in your life and achieve all that you know is possible for you. During private mentoring with me you’ll get clear about what you desire, identify limiting beliefs that have you playing small in your life, create a plan to have what you desire to be, do, or have in your life, and implement your plan.

Are you ready to change your situation? Schedule a complimentary strategy session let’s see what happens. SCHEDULE HERE

 

 

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Focus, Determination, and the Superbowl

The Superbowl is in a few days. My favorite quarterback, the great Tom Brady, is READY! Tom Brady didn’t get ready overnight. Years ago he made the decision to become a man of discipline. To be where he is now,  a 39 yr old elite quarterback, Tom made hard choices and many sacrifices (like no ice cream, yikes!). Focus and determination are why he is still revered today.

What choices are you going to make to become the person you want to be and to have the life that you want?

When you’re ready, I would like to have a conversation with you about the choices you will have to make to become the person you want to be and to have the life that you want. Schedule your complimentary call if you are ready to invest time and resources to have big change in your life GRAB YOUR SPOT

Love and clarity,
Rochelle

 

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Staying the Course

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Have you ever stepped out to do something that was a huge leap of faith for you? It required faith in yourself and faith in God. Let me tell you, it’s not for the distracted. You have to continuously remind yourself of why you made the decision to take the leap and stay there. Don’t give up, stay away from those you know will plant seeds of doubt. Surround yourself with other faith leapers, do it in person, through books, through videos and podcasts. Most importantly stay connected to the One who gave you the vision. Hold on tight because the first leap isn’t the only leap.

If you’re easily distracted you can develop new habits that will keep you focused on your goal or vision. Join me for the 7 Day Habit Challenge. Sign up here: 7 Day Habit Challenge

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Distractions

Do you find it hard to stay focused? Focus is easy when you’re doing what you know deep in your gut that you should be doing. 

If what you’re doing is draining you, making you feel scattered, filling you with dread ask some questions. It may be time to let go of some things and change direction. 

What are you letting go of? 

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