Happy April! Man, did March fly by or what? I feel like I say this every month, but I really felt it this time around. There was a lot going on in the month March, and because of this, I didn’t make as much progress as I would’ve liked to with my monthly goals.
If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve always been the Type A perfectionist type. The type who is very performance based and seeks perfection in everything she does. While that may sound like a positive for some, in some ways it served as a detriment to me. It was my secret.
I love the promise of spring. After the harshness and bitterness of winter, the spring comes to bring the dead back to life, signaling a fresh, new beginning. It reminds me that regardless of what happened last season, each new season is an invitation for a clean slate, a fresh start.
As a life coach, goals are probably one of my main focuses. I love to set them myself, and I love to coach my clients on creating and achieving them. I love how they create intention and purpose in one’s life. But lately, my goals have shifted.
I’m pretty sure that whoever said life is a balancing act was preacher, because that is a word right there! Most of the time, I feel like I’m gracefully trying to stick the balance beam routine of life. I’m sure that you can relate to my struggle.
These days, I hardly listen to music. I have entered into a stage of life where I want to be constantly in a state of flourishing, meaning that I want nothing more than to be in a state of constant growth. Personal and spiritual growth is woven into every fiber of my being, hence why my personal motto is to "always be growing and in pursuit of purpose."
Fat. Ugly. Weird. Misunderstood. Understood. Undesirable. These are the words that defined my self-talk. These words weren’t in my original vocabulary. They were the words given to me by the devil and his lies.
I am so passionate about the women of God. My heart is to see women live and lead a life that is pleasing to God’s purpose and plan. When God created us, He placed a fire inside of us. He entrusted a vision with us to make things happen for His kingdom.
If you caught my last post on How to Become A Morning Person, you would know that I’m a morning person to the core. Now, I don’t want to reiterate how much I love the mornings (because I do)! This time around I wanted to share with you the morning routine that has enabled me to enjoy the mornings as much as I do.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all wake up to the perfect morning? You know, actually waking up on time for work without hitting the snooze button, having our quiet time, and actually getting out of the house on time?
It never fails that the number one question that clients ask me is, "How do I develop discipline?" Discipline is an area where a lot of us struggle. In fact, when I sent out my mid-year survey a few months back, 70% of people indicated that developing discipline was one of their top struggles. Those results got me thinking, why do so many people struggle with discipline?
The above is a quote I stumbled across while writing this post. The subject? Self-sabotage — the behaviors that stand in the way and create problems and interference when it comes to pursuing our purpose and goals.
It’s easy to set goals. It’s even easier to plan, but when it comes to executing and prioritizing our to-do list, that’s where a lot of us fall short. We’re great dreamers. We’re great planners, but what we lack is strategy. This is why so many people get caught up in the planning phase.
We often are taught to set goals from a place of lack. We think that, “If only I had x,y, and z my life would be better,” and we set goals out of that discontent place. The purpose of setting goals is not to obtain something we don’t have. Goals are used as a tool to further shape us into who God created us to be. They go hand in hand with our purpose by refining our character. They bring out any challenges or obstacles that have the potential to hold us back along the way.
Are you a woman who is overflowing with dreams and ideas? Do you have a hard time choosing a degree or major just because you want to do it all? Or maybe you're the person who has always had a hard time committing to a single career or hobby? If you found yourself answering yes to any of these questions, chances are you are multi-passionate.
Before last year, I never knew how important my thoughts were to my success. No, I’m not talking about worldly success, but success in my mental and spiritual health. If you follow Fearfully Fashioned on Twitter, I tweeted that our thoughts are vital to our quality of life, and it’s true. Our mind will always believe everything we tell it, and in result, those thoughts will physically manifest their presence into our lives.
What is it that lights you up? What do you find yourself constantly researching or obsessing over? Nine times out of ten, the things that you find yourself drawn to are your passions. They are the things that you have an intense likeness and desire for. While you may have something you are passionate towards, it’s important that you don’t confuse it with your purpose. Your passions will serve as tools in carrying out your purpose.
Time is a concept that is very psychological in nature. It’s quite metaphysical, in fact. How you view it is consistent with your perspective of it, which in return determines how you manage your time.
How are you spending your time? Just like money, time can be spent and because you can’t get it back you want to make sure that you are using it wisely. Have you ever heard of the Fringe Hours? These are the hours you have left outside of your daily schedule to focus on self-care and getting things done.
Many of us cringe at the thought of peeling our eyelids open and prying ourselves out of bed, but this is the life of a self-starter. A self-starter is a person who capitalizes on every moment of her day. She wakes up with the intention of moving one step forward than the day before.
Do you find yourself automatically scrolling through your Instagram as you start to work, or maybe pausing your writing to catch up on your latest Snaps? If so, then you may have a hard time staying focused.
I hope you all are having a fantastic week! I have some major news for you all. If you were on my webinar with me last Saturday or you are on my email list you already know about my wonderful surprises. I wanted to share with you all the new things I have created for Fearfully Fashioned.
As we discussed in last week’s post, goal setting is a mental process that requires a powerful mindset shift. To effectively set goals it’s important to lay a strong mental foundation. The foundation of goal setting starts with the mind.
When it comes to setting resolutions or goals, the foundation of your success begins with your mind. The mind is the most powerful tool that we have. If used the right way, it makes all the difference to how we sustain the journey of completing our goals.
Every now and then we all suffer from some form of procrastination. Regardless of whether the task is big or small, procrastination is one of the biggest reasons why a lot of people aren’t getting things done.
Can you believe that there are only 25 days left until the New Year?! I can’t believe that they're only 15 days until Christmas! The year has definitely flown by, and the older I get, the more time seems to fly by.
Can you all believe that fall has arrived and October is almost here?! I absolutely love the fall season, and not just because my birthday is October 11th! (Although that is a major contributing factor)!
Are you finding that you are having a hard time focusing at your job or school? When you are being haunted by project deadlines, assignments, and meetings it can become difficult to remain disciplined when you are just simply wanting a break. If you're trying to keep your focus in a work or school environment, discipline is key.