It's not your lack of focus. It's not social media. It's not your email. It's not the dishes in the sink or the laundry in the basket. It's not the dog that's begging you for a walk. It's not that you don't know enough. Here's the real reason you're holding back...
You are selling a better life. And you can't put a price tag on that solution. I don't know how to monetize that moment when a mom gets to kiss her kids goodnight instead of working a late night shift at the hospital. I don't know how to monetize the face of your kids at Disney for the first time. I don't know how to monetize waking up from the best sleep of your life with no stress.
Sometimes lying still and being OK with your thoughts, is empowerment. Empowerment is releasing the coulda, shoulda, wouldas, and accepting what's out of your control. Empowerment is getting out of bed when the depression and anxiety tries to paralyze you. Empowerment is eating without guilt or emotion. Empowerment is saying YES to yourself, and NO to the demands of others. Empowerment is asking for help when you need it. Empowerment is looking in the mirror and saying,"I will do my best today.
Because if your health sucks, it all sucks. If your relationships are failing, you don't care about being well. If you're stressed about putting food on the table, you aren't making time for your workout. Money. Love. Work. Confidence.. It's all connected.
2017 was a detox year for me. I knew I wanted to feel confident, comfortable, assertive, happy, and energized, and in order to do that, I had to detox negative thoughts, feeling, and people out of my life. They were going wayyyy left and I had to go way right. And it resulted in some unfriending on my part, and their unfriending of me. But the big change for me was not having the indecisiveness about it.
I read a statistic that by Jan 15th more than half of people have ALREADY ditched their resolutions. Really? We can't even make it longer than 2 weeks? That's a scary statistic to me, because I see this more than what it is. It's not a moment or fad that passes. It's not "chalk it up to another silly resolution failed." It's lack of discipline.
Does it matter what you eat and when? The answer is absolutely yes! I always knew this. As a nurse, trainer, and nutritionist, I KNEEEEEEEW this. But it didn't mean I always looked after myself and did it. I'm a work-a-holic and a work in progress.
Have you ever felt like you're working SO HARD, yet going NOWHERE? I knew that if I didn't make a change, in my mindset, in my daily actions, in the way I did business, and the way I engaged with my family, I was headed towards burn out, divorce, and re-bound weight gain. I was headed back to where I worked so hard to get out of. So December 30, 2016, Last year on my birthday, I put the pen to paper and answered these 3 questions..
I just got tired of it. Slaving hours for dollars, working with the wrong people, who had unrealistic demands, and slowly sacrificing my soul and my happiness. What are you sacrificing in your life right now? Time with your family. Fulfillment with your work.Your own personal money to fund your failing business. It's time to take a serious look at your circumstances, and make a decision like I did. I have to be completely vulnerable and honest with you...