Organization

It’s been awhile…

I think this is what happens to everyone, you write for awhile and then you drop off the face of the earth.

April might have been my last post, which for me is pretty usual. During some terribly busy and tumultuous times in my life, I stayed consistent with my writing. Once things started to get back to normal there I went back into normalcy. Sometimes when you feel like the world around in spinning chaotically around you, up is down, down is up and you can’t quite seem to catch hold of a safety rail to keep you balanced, writing is the only the way to build a safety wall around you.

I decided to write again because it’s important to me to document my life and share the goings on. I don’t need a safety rail this time and I’m feeling quite at peace with myself.

How does writing make you feel?

Do you use it in times of stress and peace?

Health

“Health” Journey?

Let’s talk about the “health” journey…

I swear, everyone is on a health journey these days.

Maybe it’s because we are all so unhealthy, with our steady diet of fast food, TV, and sedentary lifestyles, that we feel the need to seek our health at every opportunity.

Instead of finding information easy to understand and implement, we are inundated with buy this, try this, and do that.

I think we’re over complicating things…

We eat like crap, so start eating better.

We sit all day, so try walking after work.

We watch too much TV, so start reading something positive every night.

This might sound silly or too easy, but why are we trying to complicate are already over complicated lives?

Let’s just start with the simple and build from there.

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Health

Scuba diving

Count me in! I’m terribly afraid of sharks, tight spaces and have a phobia of running out of air.

I also have a fear of heights but have been skydiving 3 times.

I used to love the show “Flipper” and all the adventures they had in the water. I considered marine biology because I thought being around the dolphins and fish would be awesome. I decided against it because I couldn’t get over the sharks.

Well approaching my 30th year, I fell in love and he loves to go scuba diving. So here I am, conquering my fears- relying on compressed air and joining the undersea world filled with wonder.

I can now say I’m PADI certified .

Cheers!

Health, Organization, Spiritual

Christmas time in the Village

it’s Christmas time in my favorite village!

We have the tree up, the garland hanging above the windows, the sweet sounds of Nat King Cole on the surround sound and our countdown clock ready to go.

16 days until Christmas!

I wrapped the garland with ribbon from Michaels and hung it above the windows.

I watched a nifty YouTube video about making bows and it only took me 2 tries to get it right. I made one and fastened it to my wreath I bought 3 years ago.

2018 has been a year of completion for me, I haven’t completed this many projects since I was 20. I have bought all of the necessary supplies and not followed through with the projects.

We used Thieves oil on the pine cones to achieve the fresh citrus, cinnamon smell.

I made another batch of apple butter.

Now to finish buying my love a few more small Christmas gifts and I’ll be all set.

Health, Organization

Dream Big!

Ok, so I think I am getting the hint, Dream Big!

~What you think about, you speak about, you bring about

~10X Everything in your life that you want more of

~Dream Big because God has Big plans for you

Basically, God is telling me to keep dreaming big, thinking big, speaking big, and He will help to bring about Big changes. Ok, ok, but man oh man if there wasn’t some 5’6″ brunette standing in my way, I could do it (that’s me).  I might be alone in this but I am always standing in my own way.  I know I should do X or if I’m listening to Grant Cardone, I should do X then 10X it or 100X it. Often times, I think about what I should be doing then come home tired, but on Netflix and stress about how I’m not doing what I should be doing because I’m tired so it’s okay if I binge watch a weird history show for the next 5 hours then go to bed late and wake up tired.  Actually writing down what I do some nights makes me want to get up and slap myself across the face.

We are only given one life and it’s up to us to live that life to the fullest. We don’t do everything perfectly and yes it has ups and downs but we have to keep pushing forward, because you only get one shot. You only get one opportunity to things right and wrong. You only have this one life for better or worse. Honestly, right now, I want to ask the inventor of Netflix why they had to do this to me!, not really, you’re awesome and I’m the one who needs to get a grip. I abused the gift of Netflix streaming and turned it into a vice (binge watching shows for 5 hours definitely qualifies as a vice).  So, from now on, I am going to STOP my binge watching and focus my energy into something positive, like writing.  No one may read my posts but if one person reads this and makes a positive change in their life, then well that my friends is called AMAZING! Sitting on my sofa was not changing the world, it was not adding anything positive to my life (besides adding to my waistline).

So here’s to making changes big or small, that are positive and life giving.

Spiritual

“Drop It”

For anyone who doesn’t know Pastor Scott Williams, stop reading this blog post and go look him up on Google/Bing…whatever… He is amazing, funny, and packs a spiritual punch to your face. I used to live in Charleston, SC and there is a great church called Seacoast located in Mt Pleasant. On March 25th, they hosted Pastor Williams as a guest pastor and his sermon was nothing less than amazing!

He did a talk called “Drop It” and I happened to watch it, April 2nd. Oh My Gosh! He talks about so many different important topics in this sermon that I will have to go back and re-watch it, which I never do. Not because the other sermons are bad, but because Pastor Williams is fast talking and drops key nuggets all over the place that my head was spinning by the end.  I came away with the main points, Drop It, if it doesn’t align with your values or where you want to go and what you’re praying on, then drop it, because it’s probably holding you back. He made a lot of profound statements sandwiched between comedic stories. Sometimes I laughed so hard that I had to stop and say wait? what did he just say? OH MAN! I needed to hear that. He wants you to know that the good stuff is already here and you just have to drop all of the garbage and negativity so that you can open your arms to accept it.

If you’re interested in watching his sermon, download the Seacoast app, go to messages and he’s in the Jesus Said category, March 25th sermon.

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Facebook Ads

Where have I been?

Not sure how many people read or follow this blog but I have been MIA for the past few months because I’ve been super busy with my office.

But the most exciting part of the past few months has been learning Facebook Ads. After 6 long months I have mastered Facebook Ads! This post is more of yippee for me and I want to shout it from the rooftops.

I have created funnels and a google spreadsheet to track all of the leads and stats. Also I get a text when someone new follows my funnel through to the end! For all of my super organized peeps, you know how exciting this is for me.

As a busy person this was critical for my mental wellbeing.

I really thought this process would be more daunting than it was but all of the years of piecing social media together has finally paid off!

Helpful tip: learn how to write copy. Before I attempted this, I learned how to write copy because I love to write, obviously.

I even contacted some of friends in my business and did some Facebook Ads for them. The best part?! They saved money and knew they could trust me. Trust is huge in business and I’ve been burned a few times myself by sleazy sales people. The guys I contacted were charging $2000-$2500 / month! Crazy expensive, so I cut my price in half, and enjoy the process.

Anyways, I’m very excited to have figured this whole thing out. I know it’s not for everyone but I love helping my business help other people and helping my colleagues.

Yay! 🙂

Organization

The 10X Effect

I’m re-listening to Grant Cardone’s book “The 10X Rule” and I absolutely love it!

I first listened to this book last year and it was such an inspiration. In order to live to 100% potential you must give 10X or 100X of what you think is necessary. If you think a project will take X amount of time, energy or money then you first need to prepare yourself mentally that it will take 10X that and then be prepared to give 10X the effort you thought was necessary.

This is such a truth. Everything takes much longer and much more work than we expect. Most people will give up right before they make it, simply because they give up too soon. Mentally, they didn’t prepare for this long or tough of a haul.

If I could encourage you to do one thing today, it would be to take a 10X approach to your life.

Health

February 4

I work in healthcare and this verse really hits home. God wants His people and to be happy and healthy, I firmly believe my purpose here on earth is to help His people.

I must always remember that everyone He puts before me needs to be helped and if I can do so, I will. I can’t help everyone all of the time but it’s my purpose to do what is within my power.

Spiritual

February 1

This week has definitely had a theme for me. I talked about being fast paced in my last post and now to hear “be still”, I’m almost speechless. Clearly, God has a message for me to be still, slow way down and enjoy this life He has given me. He is God and will be exalted. Wow. How profound. So often we use the words “might be”, “hope to”, etc… what about will be? That drips of omniscience- knowing that you will be exalted amongst all the nations. He has a plan for us and we need to change the dialogue in our heads to “will be”. His will be done.

Organization

Microworkers

Today I discovered a very interesting website, microworkers.

On microworkers, people sign up to like, share, tweet and other things to help people gain a following. They get paid a small amount for each task they complete. Each task pays a different amount.

While it may not seem like much, for those of us who are fiscally conscious this is a great way to get paid for something you do anyways! How many times do you like a post or picture each day? If you have an affinity for social websites I would highly suggest signing up. It’s easy and free to do.

At first, I got a great laugh, the name is hilarious and the concept almost seems ludicrous. Who pays for likes and shares? But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. People may need to know about a great product that is being developed but won’t find out until it becomes “popular”.

Not entirely sure how I feel about paid for likes and shares, but it seems like a good way to make some spare cash and help someone get started in business.

What are your thoughts?