Category Archives: Personal Growth

How to Push Through Obstacles

push through obstaclesYou start something new.  You’re excited and the ideas are flowing.  You get right to work and doors begin to open.  Great things start to happen.  You wake up in the middle of the night with ideas.   You can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning to put them into action.

Then BAM!  You hit a wall.   Everything stops flowing.  Things become harder and more complicated.  There are obstacles.  The learning curve is bigger than you thought.   You see other people further ahead of you.   You get tired.  You have flashing thoughts of doing something different.  Then you lose momentum and motivation.

Is this a sign to stop and go in a different direction?  Is it time to reconsider your passion? 

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Don’t Settle for Less than You Deserve

407676_221666897928415_152012388227200_444440_1921338008_n_largehappy-cute-cool-child-girlbeautiful-hair-cloud-cool-girls-cool-pictures-Favim.com-2149069You know that saying, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”? Well, I have been looking at my house for years and just now noticed a huge crack!

It’s not a tiny crack, like chipped paint, but the kind of crack that could break my house in half any minute!I asked my friend about it and he said, “Your house is settling”.

I googled it immediately and learned that this “settling” causes sudden pressure to accrue on the support structures. The stucco cracks under this additional pressure because it has not been built to withstand it.

Interesting….

If a house crack when it settles, then what happens when we settle?

We all have a life we were born to live.… Read the rest

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It’s Who You Know

colored_puzzle_connection_400_wht_9893Relationships are a powerful force in our lives.  In fact, they can mean the difference between failure and success.   
 
We all know people who don’t seem that smart or talented and yet they rise to the top.  Why?  Because they know how to connect with the right people.
 
I have always tried to surround myself with people that lift me up.  I have mentors who know more than me and are where I want to be.  I am very careful about the people I allow into my life. 
 
This strategy has served me well.  Over the years, I can credit the majority of my success to people helping me, believing in me and giving me advice when I need it most. 
 
But I’ve also made many mistakes along the way.  I am very trusting and I see the good in people so I have to rely on my intuition and my faith to guide me along. 
 
I love this quote: “You become most like the 5 people you spend the most time with”.Read the rest

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How to Stay Motivated

motivatedmotivatedmotivation“I have a really bad habit that is hard to break”… My client told me this last week.

One of her goals for 2015 is to get up 45 minutes early and workout. The first week was great.  The second week was not so great.  She immediately became frustrated.  “Why can’t I make it through 2 weeks?”

Her bad habit is that she doesn’t get enough sleep.  She has a busy life and can’t seem to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  Then she gets up early to take her kids to school and go to work.

Missing sleep robs her of energy, affects her mood and gives her a short fuse with her kids.   She knows sleep is important, and she would have more energy if she exercised, but life just gets in the way.… Read the rest

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