Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Do you make your goals important enough and a non-negotiable for you?

Sometimes the most challenging commitment is the one you make to and for yourself.

I know this because I enjoy running but haven’t made a big enough commitment to do it consistently. I know it’s good for my health and my mindset. And yes, I too make excuses for why I can’t.

Like it’s too cold.

There are many ways I can find a way to run or at least get my body moving for just a little while.

Being a parent is often hard and demanding, special needs or not! And it can make your goals a little harder to achieve sometimes but I also know is the kind of parent you want to be, requires stamina and dedication.

And more than often, it can feel like you are failing your kids because you are spending 30 minutes on what you want to do.

You spend 30 minutes on your passion and feel guilty you weren’t present for your kids.

You can fulfill your dreams of being a writer, an artist or an entrepreneur without feeling guilty. If you think about the outcome, how much more fulfilled will you feel as a parent and as someone who goes after what they want?

Every day you are doing the best you can.

You can’t do more than your best.

But I really want you to know that you can be the parent you want to be, the artist you want to be and the entrepreneur you want to be.

Because it’s time!

Time to follow through and finish your ideas, projects, and goals.

You can have the career you want when you make the commitment and make it a non-negotiable.
You can have the health you want when you make the commitment and take the actions.
You can be the parent you want to be when you make the commitment to be that parent.

It doesn’t have to be one thing OR the other.

It can be whatever you want it to be if you are willing to stop accepting your life for what it is and make it what you to want it to be.

Life Lessons from a boy named Lennon

Life Lessons from a boy named Lennon

There are always lessons to be learned in life if you are open to recognizing them and most importantly if you are willing to listen.

My son Lennon has been changing people’s lives, inspiring them and motivating them into being more present, to not take anything for granted and also showing the shadow side of life is too short to be miserable.

When I tell people that, Lennon is my greatest teacher on how to do life, I am not joking.

The kid knows what he wants and he’s quite verbal about it too. 

And what you may not know, if you’ve never heard about Lennon, read the blog posts or the book is that he survived his first 4 years of life, living with a potentially fatal rare genetic disorder. And since it was undiagnosed for some time, his brain took a little bit of a hit in the cognitive area – but don’t let that fool you.

He is often one of the smartest people in the circle. His wisdom is often leaving me speechless.

The other day he said:

You have to be ready at some point, so why not be ready now?

Sure, you could delay being ready but aren’t you just putting off the inevitable?
The moment you decide to go after what you want – your dreams, goals and a life that feels good – is the moment you are ready. You can, of course, keep talking yourself out of it but why? What’s the point?

  • Start that business
  • Write that Book
  • Get healthy

Be ready now and stop waiting for one day.

It isn’t always about the things he said, although they are brilliant and yes I realize I may be a little bias, but the thought has crossed my mind that people needed to spend time with him and hear his story. He’d never go for it and I got to respect that. That, of course, doesn’t mean I won’t share life lessons along the way.

Like anytime I hear someone complain about how shitty life is or how miserable they are.

Because of the genetic disorder becoming unmanagable after his diagnosis, it was recommended that he has a liver transplant because while there is no cure, this can change his life for the better. And so that’s what we did but we couldn’t fathom the fact that he’d have 3 liver transplants between the ages 5-8 and that things were really tricky for a while. (You can read about his journey in Lennon Steps).

But here’s the thing, no matter how dicey things were, how painful everything was (physically or emotionally), he got up and did what he needed to do. That doesn’t mean he didn’t complain but it seemed he just knew what he needed to do in order to get home from the hospital or get back to school.

Or like now where he’s saving up for an XBOX One and he’s diligent about the chores that help him earn money.

And some days are hit or miss, but he’s never quit if it’s something he wants.

I think that’s an important lesson.

Don’t quit the life you want to have.

It takes dedication, commitment, and a willingness to go against the status quo. Even if it means people don’t like you or you don’t fit in.

Lennon isn’t worried about fitting in.
Lennon is worried about what video game he’s going to play.

So, don’t worry about fitting in, instead figure out what you are going to do next that you want to do and of course could have an impact on your life.

Worry (not really) about the important stuff. Get excited (Yes this) about it!

Choose to wake up with joy in your heart!

There aren’t many days I recall Lennon ever to be angry or grumpy (unless the pain was too much). That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get upset, it just doesn’t stick around long enough. I think he doesn’t know how to hold a grudge of any kind because he just is filled with joy and it shows.

There’s something very genuine about it and it always reminds me that you get to choose how you feel, how you engage, express yourself.

Choose to be angry, you’ll feel miserable and wonder when life will change.

Choose to feel and be joy, life looks different filled with gratitude and like an adventure.

What will you choose?

 

 

The 90-Day Goal Journey

The 90-Day Goal Journey

There was a time in my life, I would always say “one day I will” and “someday this will be true” but eventually I realized that I was only lying to myself and those I shared my dreams with because I didn’t take action. 

I struggled to turn my ideas into reality while juggling work, motherhood, cultivation friendships and I got so sick and tired of not achieving my goals. I got even more tired of my excuses and the frustration and overwhelm that existed in my life. 

Does this sound familiar? 

I decided to get clear of what I wanted to achieve in my lifetime and map out how I would get there. This meant that I would decide what I would do for a living, how I would show up every day and only do the things that really light me up. 

It meant that I would tune out the outside noise and really start focusing on my own dreams and goals, even if I hit some detours along the way. 

And this is where the 90-Day Journey comes in! 

The 90 Day Journey Planner

You’ll begin by mapping out your vision for your own lifetime and chunk them down into manageable road trips and step-by-step into actionable tasks that will not only help you to stay on task but manage your time and increase your productivity. 

But why 90-Days? 

Well, in short, you are able to review your progress and handle any detours that may come up along the way, which will help you achieve your goals in shorter sports for long-term effect. 

Plus you are building your confidence a little at a time because you have a clear vision of where you are headed and celebrate achievements more often. And who doesn’t like to celebrate their own success?? 

What can you expect? 

You will have video recordings to help you understand the planning system

A downloadable and printable planner ready to roll, 90-days at a time. 

And after 90 days? You’ll print it out again and again… rinse, repeat … success! 

A 147-Page Printable Planner + Video Training Course

Your Road Map to help you define where you’re headed and how you are going to get there

Roadside Success Tool Kit to help you stay on top of your game and achieve your goals 

90-Day Planner to be plan for your journey, weekly & daily planner sheets, meal planning, and a monthly review to make sure you’re staying the course

 Bonus

  • A confident you training
  • Problem Solving training
  • Facebook Group to support  

Don’t forget, with the 90-Day Journey Handbook & Planner, you can print out the planner over and over again. All for one small investment!

 $27.00

How to create a Make it Happen Plan

How to create a Make it Happen Plan

How to create a Make it Happen Plan

Do you ever wonder how to make it happen and how having a plan can actually be useful?

One of the challenges I have seen time and time again is that people set goals based on someone else’s thoughts and opinions of what you should do.

The challenge is that just because someone else thinks it’s a good idea, it may not be true for you or even aligned with who you are.

I can’t set a goal for my partner just like he can’t set a goal for me. Goals and dreams are personal and they come to us as individuals, not as a collective.

This doesn’t mean you can’t set goals together but the same notion still applies: You must want this!

Now what?

The next step is to brainstorm and map out all the actions you can think of that are going to be necessary. You may not be able to visualize all the steps, but don’t let that stop you from laying it all out as much as you can.

Some steps will emerge through the journey. Truly, we will know what we need to know when we are ready.

Got it! Now what?

Commit to your “make it happen” plan. Write down the actions into your planner and/or calendar. Don’t make excuses when the time comes to take action, instead dig in your heels and get to work.

And after a week or two, evaluate your progress. See what steps you have taken, how you feel about it all if you need to make some changes.

Rinse and Repeat!

 

Stop talking about the things you will do and start making them happen

Stop talking about the things you will do and start making them happen

We all have fallen into the trap of saying “one day I will” because the reality is that “one day” will never actually materialize into existence.

It’s so much easier to say “one day” instead of actually starting right here this minute.

And if you keep saying “one day” do you actually really want this thing to come into your reality?

Truth is that taking action towards the dream you have is no small feat because the doubts and fears and your ego will tell you that you

  • are not good enough
  • don’t have what it takes
  • you will lose your friends

It’s so much easier to stay in the box of conformity and safety among your family and friends than actually standing up for what you want and what you believe in.

But you aren’t embracing who you are and you are denying the world of your skills and talents, and that’s a damn shame.

Because you are powerful being full of ideas, skills, and talents and how dare you do not stand and embrace it all?

If you want to write that book, start a business, change your life, you need to do something about it. Because let’s face it you can’t wait for “one day” and then lay on your death bed and regret that you didn’t make it happen.

How would your life change if you decided to take action today?

What kind of impact could you have if you decided that today is the day you take the first step?

I have created the vision quest to help you take that first teeny tiny step.

  • Take the Vision Quest and give yourself permission to map out the direction of your dreams so you can create the life you want!
  • Conquer your Thoughts and Beliefs and change them so you can rid yourself of sabotage.
  • The confidence boost to help you get a perspective on who you are and the people that have always supported you!
  • Decide which Be, Do and Have Goal you are going to make happen in the next 90 Days!
  • Create your action plan and know exactly the steps you will take to achieve your be, do and have goal!