Thursday Thoughts – What sets your soul on fire?

Ever been asked that before? If so, have you given it some thought? What sets your soul on fire?

Never pondered such a question? I invite you to do so!

For me, creation… helping people… staying true to myself and creating a better life for myself, my family, my future… those are things that set my soul on fire and keep me going when it gets tough (spoiler alert: it does!), but the alternative is quitting which wouldn’t make anything better, so its awesome to take those things and use them as fuel.

If something doesn’t make you happy, or fill you up, maybe it’s time to focus on the things that DO. Design your life, don’t just go to the default.

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets YOUR soul on fire.

Self Love Saturday – You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

Things have been a little crazy lately, and I have felt pulled in too many directions, sometimes eager to please everyone else, forgetting this is MY life, and that before I worry about anyone else, I have to take care of me!

I sometimes forget to enjoy it all – even the messes (which it all is, right now, haha). Trying to enjoy it all, after all, each chapter, good or bad, is a big part of my story!

If you find yourself feeling the pull to be perfect… stop. Embrace the imperfections and the mess. You are better for it, for them!

Success Tip Saturday – Seek Knowledge, Not Results

As with all things, your intention is key! Seek knowledge, not results.

If you choose to focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring and experimenting, your motivation will always be fueled.

Conversely if you choose to focus only on the results, your motivation won’t be able to sustain the ebbs and flows of life.

So the key here is to focus on the JOURNEY not the destination! Be open minded about what you can learn along the way, and be humble enough to be willing to improve!

seek knowedge not results

Wednesday Wisdom – Reflect

I have been doing a lot of reflection lately – it’s very empowering! There is something to be said for being honest and open about things, and choosing to put your time and energy into where it matters, rather than sending it to a dead end.

We only get 24 hours in a day. We gotta make them count. We don’t get this time back, so make sure you are happy with where y our time and energy are going, and make sure to reflect often and ensure they align with your vision and your goals.

Tip Tuesday – Post-Vacay Life Reassessment

Obviously, we would all rather be on vacation, or much more frequently than we are. And even if you love your job, coming off a vacation-high and going back to work can be draining, and make you long for the days you were only concerned about mai tai’s and the lazy river.

But if you find yourself TRULY depressed, or upset to be back home, it might be time to reassess life and see if you might need to make some changes. After all, a proper vacation should make you appreciate your life more, not depress you and make you even more down about your life.

Post vacation is a great time to gauge how things make you feel and decide if you shouldn’t bite the bullet. After all, your end goal is to create a life you don’t need a vacation from!

Truthbomb Tuesday – True Beauty is Internal

The most beautiful people are the ones who have KNOWN defeat, KNOWN struggle, KNOWN suffering, or loss… and have found their way out.

They have empathy, appreciation, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, humility, and a deep, loving concern.
Beautiful people don’t just HAPPEN. And beauty isn’t shown from the outside.
True beauty is internal.

Wednesday Wisdom – It’s Not About Circumstances

One of my favorite Coaches said something on a National Wakeup Call that resonated with me…

She said that it doesn’t matter how you grew up or what your circumstances were, success isn’t just for a particular group of people based on how they were raised.

No, success IS for a select group of people, but this group consists of people who are WILLING to work for what they want; the people who are WILLING to rise above their circumstances, and put themselves out there, shining brightly even in the darkness. This group of successful people are for the one’s WILLING to say “that’s not how my story ends”…
And I WILL be one of them. My upbringing was awesome, and I am GRATEFUL, but truly, I always knew I had what it takes to make a difference, to be successful, to change my own life, but I just didn’t know HOW. I always wondered if I would just get by, until I realized in my core just how much I WANT to NOT just get by; I want to THRIVE, I want to HELP people, I want to change my OWN life, and the world… I want to do SO much.
And so I am working towards that. I am working on me, because I have some wrinkles to iron out. I am working on being okay with putting myself out there, warts, flaws, and all, and not being upset when I am not everyone’s cup of tea.
It’s okay to not be everyone’s cup of tea… some people prefer coffee! 🙂