The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone: What I learned

Personal development and entrepreneurship books are becoming increasingly popular. It seems like nearly everyone promises to have the key to success for business, or the key to life.

design desk display eyewear

What I’ve found, is that many books say a lot of things that sound good, but they don’t provide realistic steps for achieving goals. As a result, we walk away feeling motivated momentarily, only to later be doubly disappointed by the sensation leaving, as well as the lack of an action plan.

 

What  I love about the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is that as soon as I read chapter one, I was bubbling with energy to get started on changing my strategy.

 

In this podcast episode, I share the concepts I learned, which have in just a month’s time increase sales for my business as well as viewers for my podcast.

I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Advertisements

Becoming More Disciplined | Wonderfully Made Podcast

I’m not sure if I’ve ever really considered myself to be a particularly disciplined, person. I’ve been called that many times over the course of my life, but I’ve never really….resonated with it. To me a disciplined person looks like someone extremely regimented and always on time, and super super organized….And, yes. Maybe it is those things.

selective focus photography of woman in white sports brassiere standing near woman sitting on pink yoga mat

Photo by bruce mars on Pexels.com

But when I really think about what disciplined means to me, it has to do with setting goals, assigning tasks based on those goals, and then completion. So a person cannot merely be called disciplined because they are a dreamer, or even if they are super organized with their planner. It’s discipline when the action is carried out, andcarried out consistently. Generally, people who do this get results.

woman sitting on black chair near brown table

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

I’m sharing my top 5 habits recognized in disciplined people. Click below to listen:

 

Show notes:

Take Time to Sharpen Your Craft:http://wonderfullymadepodcast.libsyn.com/spend-time-sharpening-your-craft

IG/Facebook/Twitter/Snap/Pinterest: @divinehostess

Website: http://www.divinehostess.com

Email: wonderfullymadepodcast@gmail.com

 

Making Sleep a Part of Your Health Regimen

Having a bedtime, having a consistent schedule for meals, and being mindful of one’s digestive functions are all things parents are mindful of for their children.

Some of the things parents do for their children are actually paramount for adults, too.

A child benefits greatly and even thrives from a healthy routine, because it provides stability, and it also makes it obvious when things are not quite right, and may need further examination.

We too need the stability that comes from routine, especially with regards to sleep.

 

If you’re having trouble with sleep, there are a number of things you can do to get more sleep, and to get more sleep more often.

One really effective habit of mine is to set a bed time alarm. I have it set for about 20-30 minutes before I would like to be in bed, which alerts me to start shutting down what I am doing and getting prepared. If you have an iPhone, there is already an inherent feature that works this way for you when you set your bedtime alarm.

It’s also important to get back to sleep when you wake up in the middle of the night.

Our tendency is to reach for the phone, and either obsess over how late it is and how tired we will be in the morning, or to start browsing through social media apps. Neither are effective for settling in and resting. Try instead turning on ambient sound, deep breathing exercises, or  making adjustments that help your body temperature (i.e. what you’re wearing, turning on a fan, trying a different blanket).

Sometimes after a very long day, we need a little help winding down.

I wrote this sleep story (mostly because my nephew requested it) with a full night’s rest in mind. The story will be fun to share with kids, but suitable for all ages.

I hope you enjoy it!

img_7286

 

 

Graduation Season: Transitioning in Life | Wonderfully Made Podcast

Graduation season is a reminder for me that life has important times of great shift and transition. These times are meant to mature us, but they are difficult and uncomfortable.

I share 6 tips for shifting your mindset and easing your transition.

 

  1. Keep things in perspective. We often fear one move or one choice will make or break our future, and it causes a dangerous paralysis. In reality, we are all who we are, and where we are due to a series of choices. We have the ability to change course, correct, and move in a new direction. So, we must move. Move knowing, that we don’t know all there is to know, till we are motion.
  2. Be okay with making mistakes. The reason we sometimes feel full of promise in college, but terrified when we finish is because we stand to lose something or to make a mistake. What I need you to understand, is mistakes actually raise your potential. That is, if you learn from them. I find a person who has gone out and taken risks in life far more interesting than someone who has only done things they’re familiar with or what was expected of them. What you learn when you fail can sometimes teach you more than any theoretical knowledge you may have.

For more, listen to my latest episode of the Wonderfully Made podcast.

*Available on all platforms.

 

img_7286

Affirmations for Career Success | Wonderfully Made Podcast

Hey healthy bunnies,

 

Have you moved into a new role at work, or are you desiring to move? If so, this next episode is for you.

 

When we are promoted, we often think it is the title which promotes us– but this is not true. What really promotes us is the challenges that come along with the title. We are promoted by others due to our potential and past experiences– it’s not until we are in a new role that we rise to the occasion.

 

 

If you’re feeling scared or inadequate, that is okay. Simply do your best, and remember all the past challenges you overcame when you didn’t give up. Listen to these work success affirmations I have created throughout your day and let them sink down into your spirit and resonate.

 

 

I wish you the best in all your endeavors!

 

img_7286

There Are No Additional Health Benefits from Eating a Plant-based Diet | The Divine Hostess

“Are you a vegan?”, someone asked me this weekend, as they served themselves a plate of not so vegan-friendly food.  I get asked this question a lot when I am out and about– it could be the grocery store, a party, or in the workplace. When you choose to abstain from certain foods, people get curious and want to know why.

 

I happen to be vegetarian, and have been for almost 11 years now. As of late, I’ve started to lean more towards plant-based. I have stopped buying eggs and I am really getting into vegan cheeses.

 

Even still– I am not so sure I will ever be a card-carrying member of the vegan community like some others. For me, the title comes with much weight and controversy, and there have sadly been many times I have witnessed people forcefully try to teach others to be compassionate to animals, all while showing no compassion for the human being with whom they are conversing. I believe I can eat in a way that suits my needs and values, without a title.

 

But as I quietly went back to sipping my water, someone said:

 

“There are no additional health benefits from eating a plant-based diet. It doesn’t make you live longer and it doesn’t fight illnesses. There is no point.”

 

Waka Flocka Vine GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Now, I know better, and I am not one to debate– especially when I do not see people bringing any scientific facts to the argument. At this point in time, I believe it is quite obvious whether a person is vegan or not– they will benefit greatly from a diet made up of a large amount of vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

When eating intentionally, one can find that not only does food heal, but it works as a preventative measure before ever getting sick in the first place.

 

I want to share a few of the benefits, but keep in mind this only works if you actually eat plants.  It’s possible to be unhealthy as a vegan, just like any other diet. So when I share these benefits, I am assuming you eat more than lettuce and tomatoes and soy veggie patties.  That’s always the argument– that not all vegans are healthy.

Come On Eye Roll GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

 

Some of the benefits of a plant-based diet are:

  1. It can lower blood sugar levels
  2. A diet rich in phytochemicals, which helps prevent cancer.
  3. Lower risk of heart disease.
  4. Prevention of diabetes.
  5. Higher intake of fiber, potassium, magnesium and folate.

 

pexels-photo-533360.jpeg

If you’re curious about a plant-based diet, I would encourage you to check it out by doing your own research, visiting a restaurant, trying a new recipe, or talking to someone with experience. One great way is stopping by a food fair in a major city near you. When I went to Vegan Street Fair in Los Angeles, many visitors were not vegans, but simply were curious about this lifestyle or thinking of making major changes.

 

In my latest vlog, I share a little of what we tried. I am not a fan of fairs because they are usually very crowded and I don’t really like to walk and eat at the same time. Nonetheless, I find a way to have fun wherever I go! Click below to watch.

img_7286

 

Surround Yourself with People Who Think Differently | Wonderfully Made Podcast

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when we have done nothing to renew our way of thinking. So often we go to the same places, eat the same foods, and hang with the same people. How can we find new solutions in life and gain a fresh perspective unless we surround ourselves with people who don’t just think the same way we do?

podcast thumb

As we face transitions in life or difficult times, it becomes obvious how imperative a fresh mindset is. If we can examine our mindset, the people we spend time with, the places we go, and even the things we eat, we can likely find a relationship between our habits and are lack or abundance of progress.

 

In this episode, I explore some of the ways I keep a fresh perspective.