It’s been a loooooong while since I’ve posted anything. My sincere apologies.
I was running at a pretty frantic pace…looked a lot like a hamster on a wheel. I was juggling a full-time job, a 90-min commute each way to work, three girls in competitive dance, a FB page and a part-time health and wellness business. Needless to say, I was busy. CRAZY BUSY!
Losing my mom, dad and one of my best friends Erika Heller (the inspiration behind the “I Believe She’s Amazing” movement), I realized that life is PRECIOUS and I developed a burning desire to build a life-by-design. One in which I had TIME FREEDOM and Financial FREEDOM to get out of my corporate job and off the crazy hamster wheel, to spend more time with the people I love most, doing the things I choose to do. I can say through lots of work, many challenging days, and a boat load of personal growth – I have FINALLY done it!!! So I am back with a PASSION and NEW purpose, to share what I have LIVED and what I have LEARNED to now help everyone reading, watching or listening to build the most AMAZING life for yourself.
More time with my LOVES – my husband and 3 girls
There is truly nothing more powerful than: 1) waking up to a life you love every single day, 2) doing work in which you get to be “of service” to others, 3) living a life of abundance and freedom, 4) acting as a great example and role model for your children on how to be in control of your destiny and create a life you love.
So with that, I introduce you to the TOP 7 WAYS to create an AMAZING life (I have lived through all of them and share from a place of experience).
1. Stop Settling
If you don’t LOVE what you do, make a plan to start doing something DIFFERENT. I put my plan B in place, alongside my full time job, and worked it a little every day until I could replace my full-time income. There are so many ways today to create a better life but the first action is to DECIDE that YOU WILL NOT SETTLE for less than what you deserve.
2. Live in Gratitude
This was the single greatest life-changer for me. Instead of always looking for things that weren’t working, or focusing on what I didn’t yet have, I started to look at ALL the things I have to be grateful for and there were many!!! I incorporated them in to a daily ritual I called my “Gratitude Walk” (I’ll post more on this in another blog). Slowly life started to get better, the things I was grateful for were magnified and things that used to “bother me” started to get better. Being thankful is the greatest gift of FREEDOM you can give your mind.
3. Choose LOVE over being RIGHT
Boy oh boy I USED to get stuck in having to have the last word or always being right. NOW, I choose LOVE. I realize I DO NOT always have to agree with what the other person is saying, nor do I have to REACT or JUDGE. Before I respond now I take a breath and ask myself (in my head), “To feel the LOVE in this situation, what is the next right thing to say or do?” This has saved me countless arguments and increased the peace and harmony in my life and in my relationships.
4. Get out of YOUR COMFORT ZONE
What we “know” is ALWAYS the safest place to live. BUT, growth does not happen in the safe place of your comfort zone – EVER! Dare to BET on yourself and try something NEW – you will surprise yourself. I PROMISE YOU! When I stepped out on the skinny branch in 2010 and started a new PLAN B – part time business alongside my full time job it changed EVERYTHING for my life!!
5. Don’t listen to Naysayers
Stop! Listening! And especially don’t let those who have done NOTHING tell you how to do ANYTHING! Don’t listen!
6. Surround yourself with POSITIVE people creating CHANGE
One of my favourite quotes is, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Look around you at the five people closest to you? Are you all moving in the same/similar direction? Is it the direction YOU want to be moving in? Are your friends “Debbie-downers.” Your life will move in the direction of the people you hang with. This can be a tough reality to soak in. If you are dedicated to creating positive change in your life, you need to find mentors, get new friends, hang around people living the kind of life YOU want to be living so you can learn from them.
7. Trust yourself
The minute you can start to trust yourself is the minute your life will start to take off and the things you are longing to accomplish will start to come to fruition. Trust you will figure things out. Trust you CAN do it! Trust it will be okay either way. Trust that you will never grow UNTIL and UNLESS you try! Trust in your dreams – they are tugging at you for a reason. Trust that YOU are WORTH IT!
These 7 steps can get you going in a new direction-they did it for me. Take ONE step into your amazing new life, then another and another and another. You will be surprised at how your mind and your life will begin to change immediately when you make a decision to CHANGE it. You Deserve the BEST!!
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
Live your most amazing life.
With love and gratitude,
Proud mom of 3, Inspired Friend, Lifestyle Expert, Entrepreneur
If you are interested in learning more about how I started my “Plan B” business alongside my full time job and built a true “Life By Design” I’d love to share it with you. Reach out to me at IBelieveShesAmazing@gmail.com and we can set up a call.