A Very Good Day

It is 7:31 am…

It is still very early in the day and I have made a decision to have a great day. I honestly believe that many things in life are like that…meaning that you just have to decide what something is going to be and make it happen. I have to decide I am going to lose weight and make it happen. I have to decide to become more organized and make it happen. I have to decide to spend more time with my little munchkins and make it happen. I have to decide to grow my company and then make it happen.

It’s funny to think about how much control we have over our life and yet we don’t use the power of that control to build the life we want. I use the term funny but it’s really not funny it’s actually sad that we do not take control of our lives and just go make it happen. People say that it’s not that simple but in many situations it really is that simple. For example I have been doing really well on my dietary choices however yesterday I chose to eat dairy and I chose to eat bread and because I of that choice I woke up this morning feeling puffy and less clear thus I am choosing to do better today. I am choosing to only put things in my body that are good for me and also make me feel good long term. It is always a choice.

I am also choosing to start and finish that online course I bought. I am choosing to clean off my desk, clean my car and do my follow up calls. These things are all choices and they are choices that help me have a very good day.

Do it now!

Nothing and no one is going to do it for you! The time is right now! It amazes me how many people have dreams and aspirations and they’re still waiting for the right moment for it to happen. It will never happen if you don’t make it happen 🙂 I really should put an exclamation point at the end of that last sentence but for some reason I felt like putting a 🙂 because I feel like it’s an inside joke that’s not really a joke it’s actually really very serious. People are hoping and waiting for their dreams to come true and the truth of the matter is dreams never come true without hard work, discipline and consistency. I just left a meeting that was put on my schedule yesterday even though I already have a busy schedule but I knew it was important for me to go because it will help me to continue to build my dreams. That meeting will help my dreams come true. Before I got 100% focused on my goals, I would make excuses why I could not do something instead of making reasons why I could do something. The time is right now I don’t know how old you or I don’t know what the conditions are around you but every day that goes by you’re one day closer to your dreams coming true if you make it happen. Set your sights, get a plan and execute. The time is now!!

Now!

Now is the best time to do it! Sometimes we assume that we can’t pursue our dreams if we don’t have all our ducks in a row. I would like to submit to you that we will achieve our dreams and goals sooner if we start right where we are.What was that look like? Example: If my dream is to buy an apartment complex and yet I do not have the resources (money or credit) to buy one then I can at least start looking at apartment complexes. I sign up for commercial newsletters for companies that sell apartment complexes. I can reach out to property management companies to find get information on managing properties. I can look at the resources and figure out how to position myself to buy one. I can put plans on paper in order to visualize what my goals are. I can audit my talents, skills and abilities to figure out what I can do to make more money. I can run the numbers to create a budget for buying an apartment complex. I can read real estate books, go to auctions and join organizations that are helpful to property owners. The idea is to start moving towards your dreams and goals regardless of where you are right now.Read and consume content that will encourage you to be productive. Start today. Sit down and write out what you want your life to look like. Make you the priority in your life. I have found that it is much easier to achieve my goals when I take care of myself. I am a better business woman, wife and mother when I take take care of myself and focus on my goals.What does focusing on my goals in real life looks like? I now walk 30 minutes a days even if it is at some weird hour of the day. I come home and make phone calls to my clients. I tell my kids “mommy needs 20 minutes of uninterrupted time” and they will (generally) respect that request:). I go to sleep listening to The Science of Getting Rich. I write out my goals every morning and every night.The world needs you. If you have a goal or dream and you achieve it that inspires other people to pursue their goals and dreams. It is becoming increasingly easier to plan out our lives in such a way that we can achieve our hearts desires because there are so many great tools and information out there. But those tools and information don’t mean anything if we don’t use it.My prayer is that you will read this short post in stock right now to start working on your dreams and goals.

We Can Do Better

We all can do better. I will continue to reach out to hurting people. I will continue to speak up on social media. I will continue to work hard. I will continue to volunteer and seek more opportunities to volunteer. I know I can do better. I can reach out to people with views that differ from mine. I can speak up against injustice in my community. I can make sure I help people get to the voting booth. I can say I love you to more people. I can get off of the phone and listen a little more. I can exercise more. I can do better.

We can do better and we have to do better.  What is happening now is a result of years of neglect to our educational system, rural areas and poor communities.  We have neglected women and we have vilified Black men and White men. Not all Black men are unemployed misogynistic criminals and not all White men are racist misogynistic white supremist.   People that are hurting or feel misunderstood will many times cling to anything and anyone that will give them hope (even it doesn’t make sense to you or I). Your neighbor that helped you, dined with you and supported you and your dreams is also the same person that may have voted differently than you did. Please listen to them. People are hurting. People are feeling misunderstood. We can do better.

Yes, we can do better. Yes, there are people that are racist. Yes, there are people that are rapist. Yes, there are people that lie on both sides and from all walks of life. Yes, the bad people and I do mean really bad and hateful people do exist. They exist but they are not the majority. Most people are good. I believe in the good and I will stand up against the bad. We forgot how powerful a hug and a smile can be. We forgot how important it is to be nice. I am going to fight against hate by embracing love and compassion. I will speak up against hurtful rhetoric by pointing out the good in us all.  When possible I will ask “why do you hate me” and I will hopefully help them discover a reason to love me.

We can do better…our future depends on it.

212 And yet I feel good!!

Did not go down but these jeans now fit. Old Navy…12 yeahhhh. (Ya’ll know why specified old navy…lol)

I am so excited that I’m actually making progress. I do have to remember to focus on something positive whenever the scale does not go down. Today I decided to try on a pair of jeans that I’ve had in my closets for 2 months. I bought them 2 months ago but I could not fit into them and now I can 🙂 I am doing the green smoothie in the morning and stuff like that but I also will eat a salad or veggies if I want to so I am not subscribing to the only drink shakes thing because for me that does not work. I like food, I like the taste of food but I just have to make better choices but me getting my nutrition only through shakes is just not gonna work so I do what works for me and hopefully by seeing my journey you will do what works for you!

I have failed at posting everyday but I will say this, I have been posting most days and I will continue to post and there’s no way to go back and catch up but believe me by the end of the year there will be at least 320 post out of 365 days and I think that will be able to give someone a good idea of how this works in reality.

I also do a lot of my posting through voice to text. My goal is to just get the information out so periodically I will go back and update when I see a mistake. If you do see a mistake please just get the gist of what I’m saying and not focus on the mistakes.

Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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