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.

Organization

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.

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.

Spiritual

January 30

What a concept. How often I have wondered if God hears my prayers or is working in a way I can’t see (for a long time). In this fast paced, digital world of instant gratification, it is so easy to expect things to come quickly. Even if I pride myself on not wanting instant results, God knows my heart and may find me wanting. I work fast, I talk fast, I do everything FAST, so when I decide I want to change something in my life, I do it and fast. But then I want the intended outcome to come…fast. I think sometimes God wants me to slow down, way down and realize that I can’t control everything and there is a time for everything and everyone. Such a hard lesson to learn. Lately I have given it much thought and have found that He has a plan and if I stop to wait for it, I may realize that my prayers are about to be answered, maybe a little later than I’d like but in His perfect timing.

Spiritual

January 22

Trusting in Him is a hard concept to accept. Many of us prefer to think that we can control everything and when we things don’t go our way, we feel lost.

God tells us that we need to trust in Him and put confidence in Him. So often, we see challenges and struggles as insurmountable, but usually they are there to teach us a lesson and help us to grow.

I have had my fair share of troubles where I found myself down and out. It’s easier to sit on the couch, eat my feelings or drown myself in Netflix binge watching. It’s important to keep our eyes focused on moving forward and trust that there is a plan for you and me. We are taught the lessons that we need to learn.

This is never easy and it’s not meant to be! Iron is strengthened in fire.

Organization

De-cluttering

There is a book about de-cluttering and tidying up. I think it’s called “The life changing magic of tidying up” and then there is Dave Ramsey who talks about selling all of the un-necessary stuff you have accumulated in order to pay off debts faster. All in all, the best of the best suggest that you must give up, in order to gain.

Heading into 2018 makes me give these ideas serious consideration. In 2017, I bought an apple watch and while it definitely made keeping in touch with people much easier, I started to worry about harmful EMF waves. Anyways, that’s not really important, what is however, is the fact, that I really don’t think I want to keep it and as such I am going to sell it on Ebay.  The thought of selling something on Ebay gives me anxiety, but the freedom of not being tied down to this watch is kind of exciting.  Unfortunately, I can’t get back everything that I paid, but I something is better than nothing.

I also have a beach cruiser bike, that an ex bought for me, that I really don’t need. It was a great gift when I lived at the beach, but now that I live in the frozen tundra, it’s quite superfluous. It has sat in a garage for the past 2 years, becoming a great dust collector.  Time for it to go. Along with the bike carrier fit for the SUV I no longer own.

While all of this won’t add up to much, I think I will find the magic in tidying up. So with that, I encourage you to find what you don’t need and consider selling it or giving it away.

After I muster up the courage to actually rid myself of these belongings, I will update this post.