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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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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When You Feel Like Giving Up

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.

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The High Cost of Settling: Are you Settling?

Catacombs: Paris, France

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:

  • Bored
  • Tired a lot
  • Daydreaming a lot
  • Procrastinating:
  • Not excited about your day
  • Have a lot of excuses for not taking action
  • Not taking action
  • Envious of others
  • Self-medicating
  • 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:

  • Happiness
  • Opportunity
  • 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.

 

 

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Doing these 3 things can change everything

Can doing 3 things really change your life? Come along with me and let’s find out. If you’re going to embark on this journey with me you have to see it through, that means if you start you have to finish. If you struggle with this you may want to check this out:  A Course in Personal Development . Now, onto the 3 things.

  1. Get really clear about what you want.  I know, you’re probably tired of hearing all the talk about clarity, but it really is necessary if you are going to change anything in your life. What do you want? I mean, in detail, what do you REALLY want? The question is simple enough but you’ll be surprised how many people struggle with answering it. Knowing what you want requires that you dig deep and be honest with yourself. Sometimes, we just don’t want to take that trip. If you really want things to change I encourage you to go there, because the truth is, nothing much will change in your favor until you do.
  2. Create a plan for getting what you want. You’re probably thinking, “Are you serious? The reason I’m even reading this article is because I don’t know how to do this.” Well, you do know how to do this and if you completed #1 then this should not be too difficult. Clarity bring focus which is why the first step was to get really clear about what you want. Once you have the clarity you will know what’s necessary to have what you want. So, if you didn’t get really clear about what you want, go back and complete #1. Once again, the truth is, nothing much will change in your favor until you do.
  3. Take action. Yup, this. You can have clarity and a plan but nothing much is going to happen until you implement your plan. You can’t let your plans sit in a notebook or a journal and age. Taking action, even small ones, builds momentum and momentum is what is going to see the successful attainment of whatever it is that you want to do. If you struggle with taking action you probably need something like this:  A Course in Personal DevelopmentBy now you probably realize, nothing much will change in your favor until you do.

There you have it. The three things that you can start doing right now that can change everything in your life. The plan is very simplistic but it doesn’t mean that it will be easy to become the type of person who knows what they want and does what it takes to have what they want. If you’re struggling with becoming this person I want to invite you to A Course in Personal Development because remember, nothing is going to change until you do.

 

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I Hate My Life

Have you whispered these words before? I know that I have whispered some variation of them more than once. It wasn’t that I hated my life. I didn’t like the way that I was living my life but I wasn’t doing anything about it. That’s what I hated. The inaction is where my frustration lie.

If I was so frustrated with the way that I was living my life why wasn’t I doing anything about it? Good question. After all, if you don’t like the direction you’re headed change paths right?  Easier said than done. You see, I struggled with the following:

1. I did not know what I wanted my life to look like? Because I had not figured out what I wanted my life to look like I didn’t know which path to take.

2. I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know what I wanted my life to look like and I didn’t know how to figure it out. Can you imagine how frustrated I was?

3. I wanted someone or something (a book an article) to give me a plan to follow. I knew that if I could find a book or an article or someone to show me what to do I could figure it all out. I needed a plan for figuring out what I wanted my life to look like.

Well, I found out that everything that I needed was available to me. However, it was up to me to use them. In order to use them I had to:

1. Make a decision. This sounds so simple but it is one of the hardest things to do. It wasn’t until I made the decision to change the path that I was on that I started to see things differently. It’s one thing to say that you don’t like the path that you are on, but until you make a decision that you’ve had enough of that path and are ready for something else, your mantra will remain the same, “I hate my life.”

2. Get clear on what I wanted my life to look like. Once I made the decision that I was ready to change the way that I was living my life I needed to figure out what type of life I wanted to live. I have to tell you, the only one who knows the type of life that you want to live is YOU. Yup, that’s right. You are going to have to have to take time and ask yourself some questions and answer them too. This can be fun. Answer questions like what do I want to have, what do I want to do, what type of person do I want to be, what do I want to learn, what do I like?

3. Take consistent action. Once I had an idea of what I wanted my life to look like I had a starting point. I chose something from my list and did what I could towards making it a reality. Sometimes the step I took was as simple as buying a book or borrowing one. The important thing was that I took action. No matter how small, you have to do something. Action causes momentum to build and momentum is what you will need to make the life that you want a reality.

So, if you’ve been saying “I hate my life” more than you care to admit I want to encourage you to do the following: make a decision, figure out what you want your life to look like, and take consistent action to make that life yours.

Let me know how much fun you’ve had mapping out your new life 🙂

 

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