June 1st, 2020
WOW, hasn’t this decade put us to a test? Never in my lifetime, I thought I’d be driving 80-85 mph to make it home before a 9:00 pm curfew 😨.
We, the people, were born to love, give, and grow together 💗.
Let’s talk about things WE have loads of control of…our physical, emotional, and mental health!
I’m going to get a little personal today … but it’s a story I am 99.9% sure you can relate to, at least a little!
Early last year, I was working on a MAJOR goal I set for myself: Pay debt I accumulated with the business. I invested loads of money (and time) on personal growth, coaching, and extra education and training.
To be 100% transparent, it felt almost TOO BIG to be realistic (yes, even coaches have to deal with negative self-talk sometimes!). But it was too important for me to give in to negative self-talk. This debt had become a dark cloud over my head. I had enough so I started to put my plan together.
I mapped out a clear, step-by-step plan for myself to make it happen. And then I put that plan into action!
It wasn’t long before I started making some pretty big progress. I was really proud of what I did in such a short time ….
But then all of my progress came to a screeching halt with the lockdown in March 😢😢😢.
Suddenly, I started to worry and I actually started dreading the entire process.
The same things I used to look forward to weren’t fun anymore, and I lost that fire to keep pushing through when things got tough.
One day I had a hard talk with myself and I finally realized what the problem was.
The problem wasn’t the plan or the work that needed to get done … the problem was that I stopped working on my MINDSET.
Since things were moving along, I got comfortable. I stopped doing the same things I was doing before that kept me inspired and focused.
Before, I was listening to podcasts, reading books, and watching videos.
It made ALL THE DIFFERENCE for me, more than I realized – they kept me feeling positive, focused, and excited about my progress.
When I got comfortable and stopped paying as much attention to them, things started to fall apart.
It all starts with your mindset!
- What are YOU doing to keep yourself inspired every day?
- How are you staying focused?
- Are you making it a priority?
- Have you gotten comfortable?
Challenge: I recommend setting a DAILY habit goal to read, watch, or listen to something that inspires you! Even for just 5-10 minutes.
This is one of those things that has huge compound returns on your investment 🙂
If you want to dive in a little deeper, a couple of my favorite books about habits are:
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins
NOTHING is out of reach in your life.
As Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW.
I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line–what I would love to hear how has this message spoken to you, your favorite inspiring activities, and/or how life is going in general.
Cheers to a healthy you,