Life is all about balance and sometimes it's important to stop and smell the flowers! This month I am sharing about Balance in our life at many of my speaking events. I hope to see you there.
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Today I was going to write a little about Why I want to do WHAT I want to do, WHEN I want to, WHERE and now - with WHOM I want to! I have truly been blessed with an abundance of amazing, loving people in my life. The ladies in the photo; Ann Morton & Melanie Jones are beautiful inside & out - So thankful to have them as friends! I ONLY want to work with FRIENDS!!!
I thought I would share day 81 from This Is Your Year to best express the importance of the people we have in our lives...
Joy & Happiness
"There are those who give with joy, and joy is their reward." - Khalil Gibran
Laughter is the best medicine. We must consciously nurture and release joy in our lives. Every day we are given is a gift. We should enjoy it fully and not waste it.
Joy is powerful. Find strength in the good around you. When you become a blessing to others and give of yourself, you will naturally feel joyful. When we receive something, we only get the gift; but when we give, we receive the joy of giving. Nothing releases supernatural joy in our lives more than being a blessing to other people.
Selfishness and self-centeredness turn our focus in on ourselves and block our joy, but giving does just the opposite. People are happy when they are reaching out to others. Be a blessing, be happy, and rejoice on purpose, and you will enjoy a life in abundance.
Learn to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going. You will enjoy the journey when you seek joy and the freedom to laugh and enjoy life, love people, and be unafraid to step out and try new things.
Action: If you're not happy with your life, now is a great time to look at the reasons why. Why are you unhappy? Are you lonely? Disappointed? Scared? Feel rejected? Unworthy? Angry? Harboring regrets? Take a good long look at what you're really feeling. When you acknowledge it, you can change it.
Sometimes it takes planning to get to the beach. Some people live by the ocean and never take time to visit the sand and see the magnificent view. Naples has so many beautiful beaches and I routinely add to my exercise plan a nice visit to the beach. My hope is that this is #YourYear !
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Where I want to... Growing up in Indiana the summers were nice, but the winters - I could do without!!! I do not like to be cold for long periods of time and the gray clouds, gray sky, gray slushy snow is enough to make anyone depressed! When I was in 7th Grade my family drove to Naples, FL for Christmas to visit my Grandparents!... Definitely one of those life changing moments!
I can still remember how I felt my first day in Florida! The sky was so BIG & Blue & Sunny! The palm trees so exotic! The sand felt SO good on my feet and the sound of the waves at the beach - mesmerizing!!! I was in love with Naples then and I am still in love today- home IS where the heart is!!!
I have an insatiable passion to travel and SEE everything! I want to visit all 7 continents on this planet before I die! I loved the Greek Islands and want to go back and take a cruise exploring all of them! I've been to Europe a couple of times, but now I want to spend a month traveling around Italy and France - stopping at every Winery along the way! I can't wait to go on an African Safari! I think it will be fascinating to visit Asia - an experience I don't want to miss! I wish Bora Bora was closer to the USA than the 24 hours of flying time - it is one of the most sensual places on earth - hope to go there again too!!!
I do love visiting beautiful snowy places - one of my favorite places is my good friend Amy Wolfe's gorgeous home in Park City, Utah. I spent a glorious week there last November writing my book in front of a fireplace watching the snow fall - the perfect conditions for writing...
So WHERE I want to?...I think the photo, says it all....
Special Event in Greenville, SC!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:30 - 7:30
The Preserve at Woods Lake
412 Woods Lake Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Hosted by: Wendy Caudill & Ann Morton & Marsh Clare
So, yes, I want to do WHAT I want to do WHEN I WANT to, WHERE I want to, with WHOM I want to do it, IF I want to & HOW I want to do it. Part 2 is WHEN:
2. Being an entrepreneur has its many challenges and its just rewards! I think many entrepreneurs probably, actually do work more hours than employees. But I like the idea of working smarter and WHEN I want to. I remember when I owned my Golf & Tennis Boutique for Women. All four of my kids were little, so I would tuck them all in bed then I would go to my store and work until 1:00 a.m. - pricing inventory, doing displays, organizing, book keeping, etc- I could have my favorite music playing as loud as I liked and get tons of work done! I loved it! I like to decide how much effort and how often I put in the effort - basically I decide my income too!
Now, I get to set my own schedule ALL around my kids crazy-busy school, sports & fun events. (Did I mention I have 3 boys 16, 12 & 10 & an 8 year old d I enjoy volunteering in their classrooms and cheering them on at their baseball, football, karate, cheerleading, dance... My motto is "Busy people get things done! They don't make excuses they get results! Busy people see an opportunity and they take advantage of it! If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know!"
Right now, I like the idea of working in my jammies from home if I want to!
The past couple of weeks on my "book tour" have truly surpassed my expectations and gone beyond my big dreams!!! One of my own personal definitions of success in life, is for me - FREEDOM/LIBERTY, to be able to do WHAT I want to do, WHEN I want to do it, WHERE I want to, with WHOM I chose to do it, IF I want to and HOW I want to! The next several entries I will explain:
1. I want to do WHAT I want to do: I have always been willing to work hard, it was only about 6 years ago, when I began building my MonaVie business that I learned the importance of working SMART! I made the decision to take a season to take massive action to achieve a level of success in my business that would give me the financial freedom that allowed me the personal freedom to do what I really, really want to do everyday. Lucky for me, I actually LOVE sharing MonaVie with people - I have the opportunity EVERYDAY to be a messenger of HOPE! Simply by exposing someone to the MonaVie products, I offer each person I come in contact with the chance to have a healthier, happier more prosperous lifestyle! How COOL is that???
AND now, through all the personal development I have experienced in my lifetime, I was ready to write a book that will empower others to live their Dream Life too!!! I enjoy and treasure the privilege to speak into the lives of so many. So, yes, traveling around with my amazing children, sharing my book with wonderful people, visiting our incredible friends along the way, making new friends creating new relationships with like-minded people AND placing my book in your hands - A DREAM come true for me!!!!
PLEASE share with me your dreams and I know THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!
Community Commerce Leader, Author, Speaker, Nutrition & Fitness Coach
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