6 Ways To Be More Successful In Everything In Life

Lead Your Greatness put together a fabulous post a while back that I just HAD to share.  I hope that you are as inspired as I was when I read it.  Take the time to explore their blog.  You will be SO glad that you did!

Today is your Day!

The 6 Ways to be More Successful in Everything in Life are:

Number One: Know Yourself

Number Two: Be Optimistic

Number Three: Focus on Details

Number Four: Act Like you Already Have It

Number Five: Trust Your Feelings

Number Six: Be in the Present Moment

To explore each of these topics, head on over and check it out HERE.

Do YOU have any points to add?

5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck

Michael Hyatt put together an amazing post a while back that I wanted to share.  This man has an amazing site, and more valuable/life-altering posts than you can imagine.  Make sure to take the time to explore his site.  You will be SO glad that you did!

Setting Goals

His 5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck are:

Myth #1: Your Past Determines your Future

Myth #2: Safe Goals are the Best Goals

Myth #3: You Fail if you Fall Short

Myth #4: Writing your Goals is Unnecessary

Myth #5: Specificity Doesn’t Really Matter

To explore these myths, visit his post HERE.

Can you think of any additional myths?

The Blessing Of The Rabbit Hole

Such a fantastic post! A must read!!!

Share Your Light

This post is inspired by a discussion I had going with Carisa of Sometimes Silver Linings Are Blue about the rabbit hole. Actually, it was more about the positive effects of that rabbit hole experience. Carisa thought it would make a topic for a post. I always love to discuss things with her. Carisa is a treasure box of experience and I honor and appreciate her a lot.

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The Crossroads

Such a profound post! I HAD to share!

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I think I have been relearning a lesson lately…

When we are seeking for inner change, and we are faced with our moment of exponential growth, we are faced with two choices. What we choose in that moment will determine if we move forward or start moving backwards, and sometimes, our choice will determine our ultimate success or failure. There is a crossroads set before us, and the road we choose will make all the difference.

Have you ever been there?

crossroads-660x400When we are seeking to be better, whether it be in weight training, ballet, education, acting, playing golf or even eating and health issues, there will always come a time, many times, actually, when the learning and the growth becomes almost painful to continue. It feels as if the choice to continue will surely be the death of our current state of being, and in actuality, it is kind…

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Implementing 5 Changes for a Successful Year

For those of you who are unaware, my grandson was finally released from the hospital. YEAH!!! He was one day shy of turning a month old. Things are FINALLY getting back to normal here, and with a few days off of work (Thank You Snow!), I am finally able to form a rational thought. I’m about a month behind in my “Goal Planning” for the year, but better late than never is what I say!

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So, I have been giving this year A LOT of thought (as this is Year 3 of my 5 Year Goal), and I have decided on 5 changes that I want to implement. I feel that these changes will REALLY help me in obtaining my ultimate goal, and this is the year for diving in head first.

So, let me give you the little run down of my list…

  • #1 My “Studio”
    This past weekend I dug into my craft studio with the full intention of making it work FOR me, rather than against me.   I have been SO busy these past couple of years trying to get this ball rolling, that my craft supplies have managed to get extremely jumbled and disorganized. Prime example: I went on a hunt for my hole punch a couple of months ago. Not only could I NOT find my one hole punch, I couldn’t even track down my 3 hole punch! That thing’s HUGE! You would think it would be easy to find, but nope! I spent the entire weekend going through things, and I have yet to run across either of them. Instead of having my beading stuff here, and my paper crafting items there, and so on, I am simplifying it. Remember those awesome plastic drawers I was telling you about? Well, those bad boys are being filled with “Tools” in one drawer, “Adhesives” in the next, “Paints and Inks” in the next, and so forth. Enough of this, “That clay tool would sure make this distress job easier!” Now, I’ve got it ALL together; I’m loving it! Still have a little work left to do, but she’s coming together nicely.

 

  • #2 My Editorial Calendar
    Putting this binder together has been one of the best things that I have ever done! Not only does it hold the posting schedule for my blog, but I have all of the ideas for my creations contained inside as well. My craft supply wish list, my book ideas, my sporadic thought process scribbled in the margins, my marketing plans, and the list goes on and on. This book has proven to be a life saver on quite a  few different occasions! BUT, I do believe that by re-evaluating and then re-organizing it, I can create an even more valuable resource.

 

  • #3 Commitments to Projects
    I have thousands of creations stuck in my mind that are screaming to be released. But, I have decided that I need to hone in on just a few specific projects, and take the extra time necessary to make these creations top notch. I have been dabbling with my book (which this blog is based on) for some time now, and I have decided that the time has come to get stubborn and make it a priority. The path/keys to my success will be contained in those pages, and I want to share them with others around the world. I have decided to STOP procrastinating, and just get the thing written all ready. The sooner I can release this book from my mind, the sooner I can get to all the others. My list is massive, and my time is short. I have SO much that I NEED to share!

 

  • #4 Breaking Free from the Comfort Zone
    When I started down this path, I definitely detoured away from my comfort zone, but the time has come to shake things up just a bit more. I have decided that this is the year that I am going to really make my presence known to others. I am planning on reaching out to my local media, getting more involved on my social media, getting my YouTube channel out of the crib and into school, and sharing some of my creations around town. I would love to start teaching some local craft classes, but I’m still rolling that one around. I have been giving a lot of thought into putting together some eCourses; just have to work out the kinks. Being successful doesn’t happen overnight after all!

 

  • #5 Re-Evaluate My Schedule
    I work non-stop and stay SO tired that when I finally do have the opportunity to get some productive work done, my brain is too fried to make it beneficial. I believe that I need to take a step back from my work, and establish a healthy balance in order to be successful, and capable of creating more. I honestly believe that if I do less, I’ll become more, which will be a WIN-WIN for everyone involved.

So, there you have it; my list of changes for a successful new year. We’re only a month in, let’s make this the best year yet!

What changes are YOU implementing this year?

Saturday Evening Interview

Two amazing woman…One fantastic Guest Post! Check it out…

Life of an El Paso Woman

wp-1454188025892.jpegErika Kind

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well this weekend! I’m really excited to present this week’s interview with fellow blogging friend and sister, Erika Kind. Erika Kind is a really special person here in the WordPress community, as well as outside of it. She’s been successful with singing, writing and other ventures throughout her life. Her blog is one of my favorites here. I enjoy her song of the day post, along with her own quotes. Erika’s quotes and posts are always positive and uplifting. There is something for everyone in her blog! You can take a look/follow her blog here. I’m now turning it over to Erika! Erika will most likely do a guest post here on Life of an El Paso Woman. Please stay tuned for it in the weeks to come.

ME: You have a long  list of hobbies and passions such as writing…

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3 Day Quote Challenge-Day Three

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges! If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time. Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge. I sure do appreciate it!

Life is like a Camera...

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day Three:

Life is like a Camera. You focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negative, and if things don’t work out, TAKE ANOTHER SHOT.

-Author Unknown

My Nominees for Day Three:

Shilpa over at I Am A Blogger Too
Just a Small Town Girl…
Jenny over at The Bloggess

I had a great time with this challenge!  Thank you Mansi!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day Two

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges! If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time. Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge. I sure do appreciate it!

Play in the Puddles

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day Two:

When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.

-Unknown

My Nominees for Day Two:

Arcane Owl over at A Wayward Scribblez
Fawad Hassank
Sadie over at Sadie’s Nest

Thank you again Mansi.  I’m having a wonderful time!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day One

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge.  As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges!  If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time.  Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge.  I sure do appreciate it!

Let's go with Plan B

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day One:

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.

-Mandy Hale

My Nominees for Day One:

Shilpa over at Impeccable Hopes

Sourav over at Sourav Adhikari

Carolyn over at Miscellaneous & Recommendations

Thank you again Mansi!  I sure do appreciate the opportunity to participate in this great challenge!