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.

Fierce Friday – My Vision

I don’t like to talk about money. It’s such a touchy subject, and most people have so many emotions around it. So I usually avoid it.

But here is the thing – I share my fitness journey. I share my attempt at balancing eating clean the majority of the time instead of subsisting off of pizza, nachos, and chicken wings (the real struggle in all of this!). And I share how EFT/Tapping and working on my mindset has greatly helped me. I share those pillars easily and often.
But there is something missing. There is a 4th pillar holding this up. I don’t often enough share what this opportunity has done for me financially. I don’t share much how it has helped me see there is light at the end of the debt tunnel. I don’t share often that I was able to eliminate my credit card debt with my supplemental Beachbody income.
I talk a lot about how awesome this business is, and how its helped me grow, and thrive, and come out of my shell, and a million other things… but I always shy away from the financial aspect because I mean who wants to come across as braggadocious? It’s less about padding my bank account and more about giving myself the gift of NOT having debt, NOT having to worry what I will do if a huge, unexpected expense comes up.
Most importantly? It’s about being able to spend more time with my little ones when the day finally comes that I become a mother. To be able to comfortably stay home during those milestone moments.
My long term vision will be achieved by all my short and long term work, but I know this: it WILL happen. I am working diligently on making sure of it!

Thursday Thoughts – You Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

I think that if I wasn’t hard of hearing I wouldn’t be where I am now. It takes time to overcome a handicap. There are ups and downs and you can never be a quitter. I believe the maxim that you only get out of life what you put into it. – Lou Ferrigno

Well I for one LOVE this quote. And I agree with it. I’m sure my life would also be awesome if I didn’t lose my hearing, but I wonder would I have become such a determined soul? Would I be as tenacious? Would I be as empathetic? There are a million questions that I will never know the answer to, because I DID lose the majority of my hearing.
And I am okay with that. Have been for a long time. Yes, sometimes I gripe because something that’s so easy for others has about 10 additional layers for me, and I am still human, after all… but at the end of the day, I am always telling people to play the hand they were dealt to the best of their abilities, and I practice what I preach!
I am, after all, extremely blessed, and no hearing loss can take away from that. I accept the ups and downs of life and do my best to navigate them. After all, what else could I do?