Is your life as good as it gets?
So listen, the title of this post is “Is This As Good As It Gets?”
You know, or the other question, what if? Oh my gosh, what if it is? Would you be okay right now?
Would you be okay if something happened, God forbid, and you had to be … nothing could change? Are you missing out on something because you worried too much about security or you’re worried.
Well, you know what, I believe in dreams, I believe in hope, I believe in love, I believe in living life to the fullest, and I also believe in becoming the absolute best that you can.
Listen in to my video below where I explain more…
Do you have the power to change?
So is this as good as it gets, I wanted people to … I want you to kind of sit in that for a second and say, is it? And this happened to me a few years ago, separated from my husband, and you know what, I thought he was the love of my life. Well, he was the love of my life. I thought it was going to last forever. I thought that … I mean, we had big dreams, we had big plans.
We moved far away and then it all crumbled. I thought to myself, “Wow. Is this it? Is this where I’m at? I’m in my 50’s, and no husband, and I’ve got my bonus baby at home, two additional children because we have grandchildren, and a cat and a dog, and this is it? I’m alone? Is this as good as it gets?”
That was kind of a hard pill to swallow for a little while because I was like it took me a bit. I woke up, and I said, “You know what? This is not as good as it gets. I have complete control over everything that happens in my life.” I such remember that. I knew that when … but when I think sometimes when we’re going through an emotional trauma because that’s what it is.
Divorce and separation is an emotional trauma when you’re going through something like that, it’s really kind of hard to see outside of you, right?
But when you can get back to focus, and get back to yourself, and you say, “I am not going to let what happened to me be my story. I refuse to let what happened to me be my story. So I need to make sure that I don’t ever ask the question …” This is what you’re saying to you, right? Anybody’s who’s been through trauma … “I’ve got to make sure that if I’m going to answer that question, is this as good as it gets, then I want that answer to be yes, and I’m perfectly good with that. I’m happy with this. I made this. I created all of this.”
Then the other scenario is what if? Get to the end of your life and you say, “But what if?” You know, I was writing with a friend the other couple weeks ago, and I said, “Well, are you happy?” And he said, “Well, yeah.” I said, “Are you happy with what you’re doing?” He said, “I am.”
I said, “Well that’s great, as long as you don’t meet the person that you could have been on your deathbed.” He was like, “Whoa.” But that is the point. Examine where you are. If you have these questions for yourself, is this as good as it gets, that answer should be yes, yeah I did it, I made that happen, whatever it is for you. I just want to encourage you to completely live in your truth, your purpose, your life, whatever that means for you.
The question of what if, please do not let that answer or that question throw you off. If it does, I really, really want to encourage you to say to yourself, “If I’m answering the question, what if? What if I did that? What if I took that trip to Greece that my friends went on and asked me to go, and I said I couldn’t go because I didn’t think that I had the money to go? Or what if I do not take my children on a … go on the field trip with them?”
Whatever, anything, could be small, could be big, but every once in a while, ask yourself the question, is this as good as it gets. Make sure you’re happy with that answer, and then certainly do not live in the idea that what if. What if I would have done that? That’s just sad. Sorry, it’s sad, and I don’t want you to be sad. I want you to realize that you are in control of every single thing that happens in your life.
You know, one of the most common misconceptions I think of humankind is that they believe that it’s their environment and their circumstance that makes them who they are, what they are. When in fact, every single person has within them the ability to make changes and to get beyond anything that might have been put in front of them or that they might have been born into. That’s just a fact.
We are all born with the same stuff. If we are born into different circumstances, well you know, you still have the ability … it may be a little harder … but you have the ability to see that goodness inside of you and to recognize that you are in control of everything you do in your life.
It’s something we as parents try to teach our children, right? So we want to … I just want to encourage you to spend some time, ask yourself those questions, and if the answers … if you do not like the answers, then maybe it’s time to take a listen to … not take a listen, take a look at why, evaluate why for yourself. Why do you not like the answer is this as good as it gets. If the answer is oh my gosh, I do not want this to be … Take control. Take control.
I will tell you that here I am on a Friday night. That is a part of me that kind of says, “All right, so here I am on a Friday night, doing a live video about personal development and professional development.” It’s like hmm. But you know what, there’s no place I’d rather be. I would so much rather be doing this and helping to spread the message about how good you can have it or what you could be doing with yourself or for yourself, than probably anything in the world, next to my family, of course.
So I felt sorry for myself for a hot minute, and then I was like, “All right, no. I can’t feel sorry for myself. I like what I do. I love what I do.” And again, I was just passing time.
So listen, please know that you have the power within you to make any change that you want to change.
You can do anything in this world that you want to, and I mean that. It took me a long time, a long time to learn that we have such magnificent control if we understand our mind. If you have any questions for me, send me a message using the contact form or just comment below. Ask me a question. I’d be happy to answer.
I just want you to be good in thought and spirit and mind and all that so go ahead and make your life as good as it gets!
Gratitude is the Best Way to Start Your Day
I just wanted to share with you something that has been really working for me for about 90 days I think I’ve been doing it. It’s a proven fact that when you create new habits, then those habits become ingrained. They change your paradigm. They change what you’re doing and they, therefore, change your results.
This four step system that I wanted to share with you today is something that I find incredibly powerful, and it doesn’t matter what you’re working on or even your burning desire, It really is overall successful in your day and that method is called the GAME ON method. You might have seen a couple of posts about it and I really enjoyed doing it.
Watch the following video where I really explain why having an attitude of gratitude is the best way to start off your day…
Get Your Game On – G is for Gratitude!
The four step system is this: GAME ON. I named it that for a purpose and it starts with the G for game and G, that’s with gratitude. You start your day with gratitude. If you want to keep this routine in a certain time frame, set your timer. But what I’d like to suggest that you do at the beginning is just get used to the process because any new habit, any new thing that you create … Again, this is all to create such a foundation for an amazing day and it works so well. Gratitude is G. You spend a few minutes expressing gratitude.
I have a gratitude journal and I bought a five year journal. Why?
Because I want to see in one place the progress or the changes that have occurred with my gratitude entries but you don’t have to have a five year journal. Just grab anything where you can write it down and express gratitude. If you don’t want to write, that’s fine but I recommend writing. Just write down things that you’re grateful for and they can be anything.
Some days it’s my cat and my dog. Some days it’s the fact that I was able to make a trip safely. It really just depends. Just spend time in sitting in gratitude because gratitude really puts you in a feel good place, and it also makes you just feel like … Well, it just brings more good things to you, whatever you’re grateful for so express gratitude. It doesn’t have to be long. Again, two or three minutes and then that’s for the G.
The next part of GAME ON is A and that is affirmations. Now, there’s talk from a lot of people. A lot of gurus will tell you that affirmations work. A lot of people tell you that … A lot of gurus will tell you that affirmations are crap and this is what I know. The affirmations will work for you when you couple it with a feeling, when you couple it with the emotion about whatever it is you’re affirming. These affirmations, if you like some tips on them, just let me know. I can help you with that. I’m so happy and grateful now that … Make sure you put “now that.” Lead it with “now that.”
Even though you know right now it might sound silly like I’m so happy and grateful now that I have a $5,000 a month. I have a $10,000 income month. Whatever it is that you want to work on, then just write that down.
If you want to work a little bit on the affirmations ahead of time … Do they change? Absolutely.
Absolutely. But, what happens is it gets your mind in the place of being able to recognize that the thing that you’re working on you will then be exposed and be more open to seeing the opportunity to accomplish whatever that is. They can be anything. I’m so happy and grateful now that I have a beautiful home. I’m so happy and grateful now that I have a home on the water. I’m so happy and grateful now that I have an extra $2,000 a month to spend, to do nothing with, whatever it is that you want.
Spend some time creating these affirmations. If you want tips on that, let me know. I’ve definitely some great connections. I spend some time writing and rewriting affirmations. You do not have to write them. Again, the only reason that I write gratitude and affirmations is because I know it’s proven when you write things down, it actually has a better chance of getting up here and staying up here.
Gratitude, affirmations. The next step is meditation. Some call it prayer. Whatever you want, just spend sometime. I use an app called Omvana. My current favorite meditation is 20 minutes and it is Bob Proctor’s Abundance Meditation. I love it. I’m pretty sure it’s free. You can probably find it on YouTube as well but it’s Bob Proctor’s Abundance Meditation. I love that. In that Omvana app which is free and there are a lot of free meditations in there, oh, my gosh, go ahead and just look through what you want to work on. On mornings when I have just a little bit of time, I use the three minute meditation. I can’t remember the lady’s name but it’s just three minutes.
The whole point is take that time and just relax and just be.
I used to laugh at people and say, “What the heck does just be mean? I don’t know what that means.” And, just be still. I still honestly don’t know what that means because my mind is always on. What I find is that through guided meditations, that’s how I start, I eventually hope to move up to quiet meditations because I really do want to know what that’s like, but I find that guided meditations really allow me to sit still and to focus on what they say.
That’s why it’s really important to find something that you like. Go through the Omvana app and take a look at that if you want to do it on your phone. If you want to do it on a computer, I’m sure there’s something on YouTube that you can find. Again, search for something that appeals to you, whatever it is that you want to work on.
Then the last part of the GAME ON morning is exercise. Now, not everybody has time for an hour in the gym or wants to take the time. This exercise in the morning just do something at least. Find even five minutes, 10 minutes is better, but find something that you can do for just 10 minutes in the morning. That’s all I’m asking you to do. I don’t know the science behind it and I don’t know all the exercise words because I’m not an exercise girl, I’m not, but I’m working on that and I understand the importance of it. It’s definitely in the morning.
What I found is that I’ll do just 20 or 30 squats. I’ll do some planks. I’ll do some jumping jacks. One of my friends posted this ab challenge. Man, that was tougher than I thought. Just find something that you can do for 10 minutes. If you need a slow start, do five minutes. Jog in place or not even jog in place. Lift your knees and do lifts to get your blood flowing because it’s that piece of it that’s important.
Just to recap, spend this time every morning. If you only have 15 minutes in the morning, do three minutes worth of gratitude, three minutes worth of affirmations, 5 minutes worth of mediation, 5 minutes worth of exercise and I think that added up to … What did I just say? 16. My point is you can do it.
When you start your day like this, you will be amazed at the difference in your day. Your productivity will flourish. Your mental capacity will be … You’ll just be more prepared to be able to do different things and you have a better attitude of gratitude!
GAME ON. Get your GAME ON. That’s what that’s all about. I just want to share this method that I use and If you want any more tips on this please leave a comment below. If you know anyone that might want to start off their day with gratitude then please share this post.
You are awesome. You are amazing. You are beautiful. I know that, and I want you to know that about you too!
To YOUR Success,
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Happy Day to you my fellow business owners! There was no school yesterday for the (currently) 5 children that live with us. One of the HUGE benefits about having a home based business is that there was no concern about finding childcare and my wish for you is that if being able to care for your children while still contributing to your financial situation is your goal –that you meet it!
But, I wasn’t always able to contribute as well to our financial situation. When I started, I was pretty clueless about how to do this business and that’s what I want to share with you today. If you haven’t already gotten the FREE success checklist, go ahead and optin to my subscriber list at the right, and it will be sent to you in an email right away.
I heard over and over again when I first started that I had to have a daily method of operation and that by doing that, I would be successful. Well, I didn’t know what that meant. Now I do and I have provided it for that reason. I want others to lessen their starting business curve. Let’s start at the top of this checklist. The affirmations.
First off, what are they? Simply put, they are the pieces of your vision written down. Nothing fancy required, but I do recommend that you include verbiage of gratitude in them. For example, one of mine is this: I am happy and grateful that I have created the perfect vision for my life. It has been proven over and over that when you believe things will happen, they simply do. Affirmations will help you in your belief system, your positive thought process, and so many other benefits. This is a great place to start and I would recommend that you start this process by thinking about where you want to be in your life. What does it look like? What does it smell like? Where do you live? Who is in it?
If you’d like help with creating these affirmations, simply reach out to me and I would love to help you create yours based on your own vision. You can either comment below or reach out to me in a PM on facebook. You can also send an email to me at email@example.com. I promise I will get back to you if you take the time to reach out to me, I will do the same.
TIP: write these down and take a picture of them on your phone so that it is super easy to look at every morning and every night.
To your massive Success!