So it is the end of the year. Great time for reflection...
This past month I attend a business networking meeting and we were to write a letter pretending it was December 2014.
So excited to see this future: Erich graduates, my business is growing, and I am 15 pounds skinnier!!! How exciting is that.
If life were only that easy that we can write our scripts. The truth of the matter is that we do write our scripts only sometimes we don't realize that we have control of the pen and before we know it someone else has written how your life will turn out.
Make it different this year for yourself. Dream what you want, You write it out, You make it happen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Blessings to you,
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I was reflecting this morning about life and its journey. It is amazing while we are young that there are so many dreams in our hearts of the many jobs we might like to have or places we would like to travel. I know officially have done my job of getting my children through high school, but the hard part comes in encouraging each one to find his place in this world.
Find what you like to do because you will never work a day in your life. Well, that is easier said than done. I was fortunate enough that I did do what I loved. I LOVED being a mom. And though that does not stop for me I will always be a mom but my role is different now and all of a sudden I am in the same shoes as my children looking for a new identity to impact and influence my world.
As a parent all these years it is amazing how much I am like my mother. I enjoyed and encouraging my children and with each phase I understand my mom better. It is amazing how smart are parents are when we grow up, :).
So back to my original thought: my children are looking for their identity; I am looking for my identity now that I am no longer a mom of children in a home. And then it hit me, my mom was also searching for her new identity. Recently widowed, my mom is in search of who she is without my dad here on earth. Strange, yes.
We walk this earth in search of who we are and the search is continuous. It is in the journey that we must find peace and the ability to influence others and more importantly ourselves. That is not to say that we do not have struggles and obstacles along the way, we do, but it is through life that we find our purpose.
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I am excited to what I was studying this past weekend. I recorded a three minute review but I am still learning about technology online so I will share a written review.
I listened to a mentor Lisa Nichols. She did a podcast that shared her story and journey to becoming her best. She was a broke single mother who could not even afford diapers for her 8 month old. Years later as her success was in front of her she found herself engaged and looking forward to being married when she realized her fiancé was abusive. She then went to seek medical help and was diagnosed clinically depressed. She was so successful in her business, but her personal was in a mess. She asked the doctor, "You mean I am sad?" Yes! Part of her recovery came because she decided to ask herself three questions every morning. Initially she could not finish the statements without crying and without feeling like she was searching for any answer.
Here are the steps.
1. Look in the mirror and look in your eyes when you speak.
2. Use your name at the beginning of each statement.
3. Do this as long as you need to: 6 month+
Finish each of these Statements:
Vilma (your name), I am proud of... - find anything, there is a reason to stand tall
Vilma (your name), I forgive you for... - we forgive others but often forget to forgive ourselves
Vilma (your name), I commit to you... - we commit to others things we need to do, NOW commit to yourself
I tried this, I too cried... silly right...
Let me know how this makes you feel and hopefully after the initial of feeling awkward, incompetent, or whatever other feeling you have found a way to find a way to increase your personal happiness & confidence.
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