Let’s be honest… If Mondays make up 1/7th of our entire life, we should start being more serious about how we spend them.
I used to HATE Mondays. They stole my joy because they were the beginning of a new week of doing work that did not light me up.
In fact Mondays sucked the life right out of me.
I changed all that a year ago when I went ALL IN on what I discovered to be my purpose and now I LOVE Mondays, especially bc my commute is to walk across my family room and into my office where I do the work that lights me up - helping women over 50 find THEIR purpose... I even recreated it in this video!
Now my mission to help people love their Mondays - and every other day of the week!!!
I spent far too long devoid of passionate work, growing more miserable with every Monday. Looking back, it makes me so sad that I spent so many Mondays in that stuck place and that memory drives me hard.
So if you're anything like the old me, here’s to starting this work week with a...
Are you more of an introvert or extrovert? Personally, I've always tested as 100% extroverted.
I've always LOVED people & been fascinated by them, and I now know why I am so fulfilled as a coach. I believe it's my destiny, & even though I took the long way around to get here, I've arrived and it's the most incredible, fulfilling job I've ever had.
What I've learned in the past year is that we all were born with an innate personality, and when you are able to align the work you do with your unique gifts associated with that personality, you become truly joyful at your core.
It's because you are living authentically with who you were born to be, doing what you were meant to do.
The problem is that so many of us get sidetracked because we are trying to please others or adapt into some societal role to be accepted. It's not our fault! We do it because we are unaware it’s happening.
For me, it was all about making money, providing for my family so we had a nice house, fancy...
It’s amazing how often I used to say this word... Little did I know how much it affected my life!
Now I’m aware of this word and I’m able to catch it when I say it and replace it with a better word. It’s pretty unbelievable how magical this simple switch in my vocabulary has shifted things for me.
Listen in to hear the words!
Just imagine how better the world would be if us humans collectively switched up these words and came from a state of abundance instead of lack... Try it and if you found this tip useful, pass it along.
So happy to be out of the exercise rut!
Last year in early December, I found a system that helped me lose 10 pounds btw December and January. And right after Thanksgiving, I’ll be teaching my students in The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School what I did.
They are hard at work delving into who they truly are and what they want out of the time they have left and it’s so amazing to see how much they’ve grown in just a few short weeks.
Now that they’re rocking’ it on the inside, I’m gonna show them my tips and tricks for getting healthy on the outside.
And lord knows, I’ll be joining them because I myself could use a reset.
In my mind waiting until January to focus on good health is the mindset of most and I strive to be different. What kind of person STARTS focusing on weight loss right before the holidays?!?!
Because I am not your average kind of person!
I like to change the status quo ways of thinking!!!
So what are you putting off to...
It looks so simple... Just a small patio with a built-in fireplace.
But it’s a dream I’ve had for a long time...
It’s in the vision I recorded last spring and listen to every day.
My husband kept saying “no”- we didn’t need it.
But never let anyone squash your dreams! I sure didn’t!!!
I kept listening to that vision every day. And believing he’d eventually come around.
And then the universe delivered an opportunity... I was challenged by one of my coaches to commit to something I desired. To make it happen!
The funny thing is... it’s so easy to talk ourselves out of something because it’s silly or extravagant or you shouldn’t spend the money..
But why not make it EASY to step into being the Dream Maker? Why not?!?!
We only have today.
If you desire something, go after it with complete faith that the universe WANTS it for you too.
If you operate in alignment with goodness and abundance, all you dream of, or something...
I used to never have a plan for my life...
And what’s so crazy is that my day job was planning! I was a professional project manager and really, really good at that so I planned many huge technology projects, some that involved 3rd parties in other countries!
So why didn’t I think MY life was as important as a work project?!?! Why did I think other people’s priorities were more important than having a life I wanted?
Because I had no clue there was an alternative. And any alternative would take time I don’t have...
I wasted so much time thinking thoughts that kept me stuck.
Then one day I realized I’m more scared to waste more time not knowing what I’m here for than figuring it out!
It’s time to make time and make my #1 priority figuring it out.
And the result of that is a system I created that works for me!!! I call it The S.P.A.R.K. System and I use it every day.
This system is how I found my purpose. And now, every day is now planned around that...
Dealing with a mistake that was made this AM and this old tune by The Mamas & The Papas came to my mind...
“Monday Monday, can’t trust that day.
Monday, Monday sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ you gave me no warning’ of what was to be...”
As a recovering perfectionist, it gave me a few palpitations, but in the larger scheme of things, it is but a minor hiccup and happens when you are running a business and there’s a lot going on.
I take full responsibility for it because as the head honcho in charge, it’s one I could have prevented by having a better process in place for my team.
So the way I look at mistakes now, even though they still give me angst, is that they are simply lessons that highlight where you and your team can improve things.
So if you caught my podcast episode this AM and heard the uncut version with the doorbell ringing and then me and my guest conversing about how to get...
Our sweet boy! Guess he likes the cool leather under his belly...
He’s spending less time confined in his “play yard” as he matures and becomes less destructive.
It is a joy watching him grow and learn. He has brought such a light to our lives and is a great distraction in this time of pandemic, riots and political unrest.
I believe the Universe nudged me with the desire to get a puppy back in early February because it knew things would be tough and I’m so glad I listened.
What is the Universe nudging you towards right now and are you listening?
Eleven years today I became Mrs. Wright... The time has flown! But it's been an amazing ride, and I'm so glad I get to do the rest with him!!!
He makes my every day more fun, and I feel more loved than ever.
I met him at 18 but didn't walk down the aisle with him until I was 50. I always knew he was Mr. (W)Right, but the universe had to make us wait until the time was right.
I love this picture of us on our wedding day with my 2 daughters, who were our bridesmaids, looking on... It was a special day as it was my husband's first marriage and his friends thought the day would never happen.
Amazing things can happen late in life, if you just listen and follow your gut, no matter how high that mountain may seem. It IS possible. The dream I had at the young age of 18, finally came true.
Happy Anniversary to us and Happy (almost) Birthday to America!
They say silence is golden, but for me, I completely disagree.
In fact, I've rarely held back from speaking my mind. It's always been innate in me.
I'm not sure where it came from but clearly my parents and the community I was a part of supported that. They allowed me to express my thoughts and I did so freely.
I also was the first to speak up if I saw something I felt wasn't right or that I thought needed some attending to... Like if another person, even a stranger in a store, who was not being treated fairly. I'd speak up without any thought of risk.
I never thought about having to be quiet or stifle my voice. I can't imagine what that would feel like. But lately, what's happening in our country has made me think about it...
As a white woman of privilege, I've never had to worry about expressing myself. I've never had to fear any repercussions or concern for my safety.
And honestly, I've never really thought about how my words, even though they are true expressions of my thoughts...