Monday, January 22, 2018

MONDAY MOTIVATION: SIMPLY YOUR LIFE






Happy Monday! There are so many distractions in the world today; therefore, the choice to simplify your life will help you to succeed in the areas you desire to grow in. Some of these things I've already covered in the first couple of weeks of January; however,  I just wanted to reinforce how simplifying  can get your year off to a fast and fresh start!

1.  Journal it all out! As mentioned in this post on Journaling Through it allows you to let all the things that are cluttering your thought life out. Therefore allowing a clear vision and inspiration space to come in.

2.  Have a clean and uncluttered space!  As mentioned before,something as small as  making your bed can have a huge impact on your day. Once you wake up and make up your bed  you've accomplished the first task of your day. Yaay! Now, a task this small will give you the confidence and confirmation that you're able to complete bigger tasks throughout the day. I just believe how you do some things is how you do everything!

3.  Minimize your choices ! When you organize your closet and become intentional about the items you place in your closet it will help to reduce the time it takes to get dress. Basically it  takes the thought process out and give you more time to focus on important things like your goals and dreams.

4.  Just focus! When it comes to accomplishing your goals and dreams you have to focus. When  you have too many things to focus on sometimes that paralyzes you and you're not able to get anything done. Therefore taking one goal at a time and accomplishing that goal builds momentum and the confidence needed to continue accomplishing the next goal.

5.  Define yourself by your own truths of who you are and the amazing person that God created you to be! It's too much complication to live by your truths and the truths of others. Not to mention a huge distraction!! When you've already defined who you are and where you're going in life you never have to worry about proving that to anyone.  You can live your life out fully and according to God's purpose for your life.

 As always,  thank you for reading and I pray that you have a blessed new week!


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

FINANCIAL GROWTH PLAN


I hope you are having a great week! This is a great time of the year to develop a personal as well as financial growth plan. Everything starts inside and grows to the outside. For example, most people spend more than when they are feeling less than in the inside. As for today, I just want to talk about what a financial growth plan looks like.

 It starts with being able to completely pay your financial obligations in full each month.  If you don't have any extra then that's an indication of either overspending or a need for additional income. Sometimes it means both! Either way the process of meeting your current financial obligations will always direct your next step in financial growth.

Every growth plan needs an emergency account. It's inevitable that emergencies will arise unexpectedly;  however, being prepared for those emergencies will reduce a lot of stress. Most importantly it will prevent you from getting into any sort of debt crisis.

 Next, is having  a short-term savings account.  This account is to meet any short-term needs you may have such as vacations, new home, new vehicles, etc.  This account provides a buffer between your other savings accounts.

 Last, is having a long-term savings account such as a retirement account. If you work hard then this is your play hard account:) The exchange for working and receiving money is you are trading your valuable time. Therefore, why not get some of that time back in your later years.  The only way to get that time back is by having enough money saved so you are financially free and do not have to not work at all.

Let's say all of these accounts are fully funded and you still have extra then you can stock pile the extra into a separate account. This money  could be used towards investing in real estate, stock or even a business.

As always thank you for reading and I hope you have a blessed rest of the week



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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HOWTO: HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE




Happy Wednesday!  I hope your third week of 2018 is off to a fast start ! If not stay encouraged and keep going because every new day is an opportunity to go after your goals and dreams. A positive attitude has a lot to do with how you get through life. The greatest success book written ever says "all things work together for good for those that love God." Therefore, regardless of circumstances you should always see a positive outcome . I feel being positive is a choice that anyone can receive if you choose to believe.

One practical way of being positive is to smile as much as possible. For some reason smiling is contagious, so waking up smiling is a great way to start each new day.

Next, building your faith daily is so important to maintaining a positive life and attitude. Remember events will always occur; however, you have an opportunity to respond in faith or fear. When you respond in faith you have a positive outlook and confirmation on what the outcome will be. Fears will zap your positive energy and replace it was undeserving negative emotions. Therefore, it's so hard to remain positive when there is a lack of faith.

I also believe the environment you are in has a lot to do with your attitude as well. If possible remove yourself immediately from any toxic environments. However, if that's not an option then you always have a choice to change the temperature of any environment from negative to positive. Wherever positive energy flows negative energy has no room to grow.

Last, but not least have any attitude of the up most gratitude. Remember the most important thing in life is where you are currently. If you were supposed to be anywhere else in life then you would already be there. Therefore, be grateful in this moment and it instantly brings joyful blessings.









As always, thank you so much for reading and have a blessed rest of the week!


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Monday, January 15, 2018

MONDAY MOTIVATION: PREP TODAY




Happy Monday! I hope you had a beautiful weekend! I started the month with a blog post on see and seize! When thoughts are not cluttered it puts you in position to see your vision and ultimately seize that vision. This is why managing distractions is very important because it keeps you on track to achieving those goals and dreams. However, preparation is the key to balancing it all. I just believe we should live for today but also plan as if God will wake us up tomorrow. Therefore,  when you prepare you are living out each new day in a joyful way while positioning yourself for what tomorrow may bring. 

Now I mentioned a couple of weeks to journal daily because it connects you to your thoughts. Once you have connected and know what you truly need to do then write it down.  This is called preparation! When preparing to start a new week or new  journey preparation leads to accountability. Basically,  once you write it on paper you have to hold yourself accountable for what is written. 

I found listing the most important things first is helpful. For example, any great leader has a daily to do list. However, it's listed in order of importance. Most times people do things on their list but the stress comes when the most important things have not been completed. Therefore do what matters first.

Last, set a time to prepare and make that list. Time is one of our greatest gifts when it used to live out our purpose in life. Remember there is so much that can and will happen in each new day. Therefore, without preparation you will keep finding yourself trying to get ready instead of being ready for whatever the day brings. 

As always thank you for reading and have a blessed new week!




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Friday, January 12, 2018

MIND OVER MATTER





Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great week. As I mentioned on Tuesday we live in a fast pace world. However having consistent systems in place like the ABC's of Saving  will allow you to weather any season of financial change. However, when it relates to being productive in other areas of your life it also requires proven systems and mental toughness. If you have the greatest system and no mental toughness that leads to disaster. Mental toughness is that inner strength needed to overcome obstacles so you can achieve your goals and dreams.  A few ways to build up that mental toughness:

Control what you feed yourself: If you are putting positive motivating things inside of you then that is what tends to surround you. Therefore, carefully selecting what you listen or read is so important to building up that toughness.

Place yourself in growing environments: There is nothing more motivating then being in an environment with positive and electrifying energy where people are winning and pushing to the next level. That energy becomes contagious because visually you see evidence of others getting the job done!  Basically it eliminates all excuses.

Get out of your comfort zone: When you start doing uncomfortable things you really start to see that you are stronger than you thought. When you are uncomfortable things become  challenging and forces you to get better and to grow at a higher level.

Last, have a vision of when it's finished: It requires mental toughness to see the joy that's on the other side of a problem and realize it's only temporary. Therefore, getting through present day issues becomes achievable when you have a vision of what the end looks like.








As always thank you for reading and have a blessed weekend!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ABC's of SAVING




Happy Tuesday! In our fast pace world things are constantly changing. However, I feel regardless of those changes the money rules will always remain the same. In my opinion the ABC rule is a bullet proof way to saving money regardless of changes. I guess you can say it is an all weather rule:)

A.......Always pay yourself first. Basically the first category on your expenses should be you. When you work you are trading valuable time for money. Therefore, a consistent pattern of paying yourself first makes it all worth it. You become better prepared for any financial emergencies and you are securing your financial future.

B........Be intentional with your spending choices. The only way to become more conscious of your spending is to track it. This will allow you to analyze your spending to make sure it matches what you truly value in life. Therefore it puts you in position to control the flow and energy of your money.

C.......Commit to a financial vision for your life. When you have a financial vision it gives everything you do in relation to your finances purpose. ...and where purpose lies the passion to see it through never dies.


As always thank you for reading and have a blessed day!






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Monday, January 8, 2018

MONDAY MOTIVATION: SMALL TO BIG




Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Wow! Week 2 of 2018! Regardless of how your past week went stay encouraged to keep moving forward. Never let small thinking stop you from reaching your full potential in life. A few tips for growing your thoughts from small to big:

1. Cast a vision! Only you can see the vision God has placed inside of you. However, in week 2 of 2018 that vision can get lost inside of you due to distractions. Therefore write it down and attach pictures to it. Review it everyday and often as needed. Therefore you not only see it but inside you keep believing it.

2. Speak it out! If you can't speak it then you probably don't believe it. Our words have power! Therefore why not speak out positive, motivating, passionate and compelling words. These words should not be about where you currently are but instead spoken words of where you know you are destined to go.

3. Seize it! This requires seeing it through until the vision is complete. It requires taking small steps, facing adversity, and still moving forward. It requires no longer submitting to small thinking but living your thoughts and actions out in an enormous and faithful way.









As always, thank you reading and have a blessed week 2 of 2018!


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