January is just around the corner. It’s the time of year when we start to think about fresh starts, new beginnings, and goals we want to achieve. Most of us focus on health and fitness goals, relationship goals, and even travel goals, but now is the time to start looking at our finances.
Having big dreams and goals is essential to your personal growth. It’s the fuel that keeps you moving forward in life. When you have a goal, an ultimate destination, it’s so much easier to move in that direction. But having lofty goals can be both exciting and terrifying.
On one hand, you’re eager to get started, make changes, and start checking off milestones. But on the other, you may be fearful of failure and the hardships that can often accompany taking a leap of faith. Everything that happens next is based on your mindset.
The holidays are upon us. If you’re anything like me you may be starting to reflect on this past year. It’s a good time to get somewhere quiet and assess the previous year before you start planning for the one to come. One important reason is that most new year’s resolutions fail because they are made spontaneously, without much thought or consideration for mistakes, mishaps, and milestones of the past.
It’s time to consider what you were able to achieve this year. What went well for you. What you could have done better and what were complete failures.
If you’re an entrepreneur, your always looking for ways to keep your business fress. 2018 is approaching and it’s time to really reflect on where we are in business and if we’re where we want to be. We get to celebrate our successes and assess areas of opportunity.
There are a few things that you should keep in mind as you set milestones for 2018 and we’ve compiled a short list for you.
I am deeply passionate about the power of words.
I believe that words have the ability to usher in greatness or confound with chaos. How we choose to use our words often determines what manifests in our lives. Our thoughts follow the words that we speak and our actions propelled by thoughts – so when you think negatively or with a lack of confidence, you begin thinking the same way and eventually, your actions will mirror those thoughts. However, when you speak with positivity, confidence, and faith, think of the possibilities?
We all have memories of something someone once said to us that sparked a fire in us, to do something different.
How many times have you mentally returned to that conversation for reassurance, validation or motivation? I want to help you free yourself from the need for someone else to speak something profound into your life, but encourage you to speak life into your own heart, into your business, and into your future… with affirmations.
Meaningful words stay with us and show us why it’s so critically important to speak with intention and resolve; knowing that even if it’s not immediate, your words will ultimately have a profound effect on your life, present, and future. Speaking affirmations is not just an exercise in repetition. It’s more than the reciting words or phrases day in and day out… It’s an intimate process, where your words and what you believe align to manifest your hopes and desires.
There is often a negative opinion of both money and relationships. This is probably due to the countless reports of money being a leading cause of divorce. But there’s a flip side. If you’re willing to have an open line of communication and are able to make financial decisions together, then money doesn’t have to be a negative topic of discussion. In fact, it could actually bring you and your significant other closer together.
If you’re new to your relationship or you’ve had a bad experience, with discussing money issues, in the past, you may be wondering when is the right time to have the dreaded money talk. Don’t stress about this and don’t rush it! Every relationship is different and there is no right or wrong time. Just be sure that you are in a serious committed relationship, where sharing finances and resources, is something that you’re starting to engage in – there’s no need to expose your most personal information, if it’s not warranted.
No couple moves at the same pace as another. But when the time is right for you, it is important that you are able to have an honest and respectful dialogue. Keep reading, for my top tips on how to have a great conversation on money; one that brings you closer together.
The first month of 2017 is almost over, and the signs of a new year are all around us. Lattes are replaced with green smoothies, early morning exercise classes are full to capacity and the comfort food of the holidays, has been replaced with fish, salad and fruit-infused water.
But today, let’s address new year’s resolutions. Although, I now lean more towards ongoing goal setting over that jolt that most get, to make a change at the first of the year. My reasoning? I prefer ongoing progress to temporary optimism and hard-to-maintain resolve.
If you’re consistently making progress, there’s no need to succumb to the thinking that January is magical and that anything you start at the first of the year, will surely be a success. You’re not going to lose the weight any differently or pay off debt any quicker because you waited for the new year.