My latest episode is titled: The Chains of Fear. Journey with me through a one-day snapshot of the life of Clara. She is smart, responsible, and meticulous. But, is there more to her story? Are her actions rooted in prudence, or something more harmful?
I think you may find a little of yourself in Clara. I know I did.
We’re getting very close to ushering in a new year, which is exciting. Many of us will set goals, but many of us will have forgotten about these goals even before next year is even halfway completed.
Why does this happen?
I believe one of the main problems with goals and new year’s resolutions, is the overwhelm from not having an action plan. People set goals such as “get more healthy” or “lose 15 pounds” or “get my career on track”, but with no action plan or steps, how can we get there—and how can we know if we even have arrived?
Instead of the simple goals themselves, it’s good for us to break things down into steps, habits and behaviors. Do you want to change your spending habits, eating habits, how you spend your time? Ultimately it is our habits that give us results one way or another.
To help you visualize and focus on behavior for success, I’ve created affirmations for a prosperous new year. I zero in on some of the behaviors that really lead to us living our best life—being accountable, being creative, being open to constructive criticism, and more.
We at times can find ourselves in a negative cycle, negative thought process, or just generally do not feel a sense of hope.
The beliefs that lead us to a sense of hopelessness are a part of the things we carry, metaphorically. Like a well-worn backpack filled with items that are personal to us, we often travel through life with beliefs, ideas, and convictions which weigh us down. Our belief system is meant to guide our actions and ideas– but at times, our beliefs can grab us and keep us unmoving, stuck, paralyzed, even by a narrative that may not even be based on truth.
So while we may not be able to accelerate our time of transition, in what ways can we change our perspective to give us a sense of stability or to have a grounding effect? We’ll discuss this in my latest episode, “The Things We Carry“.
This episode includes a visualization exercise that may help you see yourself setting aside anything that does not help you move forward on your journey in life.
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Isn’t it crazy how much technology has advanced over the past few years? When I think about how far different platforms I use have come, I am amazed. A lot of platforms and technology have really helped to make life easier as well as make business easier.
One thing that is common, is the auto play feature. Whether you’re watching Hulu, YouTube, or some other media outlet, you don’t have to think. All you have to do is sit there and keep watching. In fact, autopilot features extend beyond what’s available on the internet. Even your car will drive for you.
As convenient as all of this is. shutting our brains off is not good. If things are being done for us, we don’t have to think about why we are doing what we are doing, and that can be dangerous.
In my latest podcast episode, I discuss this very subject and share some tips on how we can live more intentionally.
Being able to adapt and adjust to any environment is sometimes not an advantage. In my latest episode, I share a story about times when adjusting and finding comfort could be dangerous. Sometimes we need to pay closer attention to changing conditions and reconsider our position.
I recently did a Twitter poll to find out what people wanted to hear next on the podcast. The results were pretty clear! Many said they wanted to hear about breaking bad cycles in their lives. Self love was the second runner-up, and I have a series on that which you can listen to here.
Do you ever feel like you have the best intentions, but still seem to remain stuck in bad cycles? Let’s explore some of the ways we get stuck in our poor choices and habits, and how we can make a change for the better.
A new day requires new encouragement. I believe so many of us start out with intentions of being positive and ridding ourselves of fear and self doubt– but then circumstances come. Sometimes we are so focused on circumstances, we are unable to see a clear path from where we currently are, to where we know we want to be.
I tweeted something recently:
It can be disheartening when it seems like everyone around you is passing you by. Remember everyone has a different call and destination.