2018 is Your Year to…

Own 2018, it is your year to be in your power.  Take the challenge to craft direct and definite changes in your life that adds to your strengths and already present power.  Female or male, you are powerful, lead the way to a mindful gathering of day-by-day simple change that cumulatively will add memory muscle to the incredible, divine YOU!

2018 goals

2018 is your year to …

  • complete a project
  • learn new information
  • make a significant pledge to yourself
  • modify your character
  • explore, discover, define (you choose what)

The potentialities in 2018 for you are limitless.  The only requirement is that you are specifically particular about what is important (life changing) to you.  Make it simple and doable.

For example, you may chose to be less judgmental.  Great!  Here is a process:  Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the new book, Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life, outlines a six-step process ( step 1 is outlined below) to help you minimize debilitating resentment and fear that is rooted in judgment.

Step 1 you’ll get intimate with your inner judgment which will stall your progress, identify the triggers underneath it, and get honest about how it makes you feel. This authentic audit of your behavior is a necessary first step. Without it, excuses, fear, or procrastination will set in and impede your movement to the next phase of your power growth in 2018.

Simple: be honest, that’s the primary pivotal first step for whatever change you will make in 2018.  You definitely have the POWER to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Be honest about what it takes for you to live and imprint healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change.

You are powerful enough to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Embrace and tap into healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change not only for 2018 but for longevity.

it’s your year.

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Fantastic Friday

mauzyJamie Crane-Mauzy

24 year-old Jamie Crane-Mauzy is a champion.  She learned to ski when she was only one year old, being a profession in the sport was a solid childhood dream.  In 2008, at age 16, she joined the United States Ski Team’s Elite Aerial Development Program.

Goals are meaningful to Crane-Mauzy.  She says,

“If you take baby steps in the direction of your dream, you can accomplish whatever you want.”

This statement and mentality propelled her to achieve amazing  goals:

  • 2010 first female freestyle champion at Junior Snowboard & Freestyle World Championships
  • 2013 first female freeskier to land a double backflip
  • 2013 first female skier to flip off a rail in competition

However, in 2015 her skiing career ended when she crashed during a competition in Canada. The accident caused paralysis and  a devastating brain injury causing a comma and severe memory loss.  She lad to learn how to walk and talk again after her memory returned but Jamie remained positive a motivated throughout as she rebuilt her life.  “I didn’t worry too much about the future or compare myself to the past” she says “I just set goals I could accomplish.

Jamie Crane-Mauzy   has accomplished much, she is an elite woman of achievement.

As we celebrate Jamie, please send your nominations for a person to profile on Fantastic Friday.  Make this day as FANTASTIC as you are.

75 Questions: Day 11

feetThere are only 75 days before the start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 65 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you. The whole thrust of the 75 questions is to prompt a reaction and honest answer to the probe.

The fundamental intent of the 75 questions is to capture change.  Each question should inspire inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. When these emotions are gradually opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Post your answers, you will get a response to your replies and we will use these 75 questions to lift life as the year 2017 begins.

How do you put your best foot forward?

“There is no need to put your best foot forward if you drag the other behind. Dare to step into your truth with both feet.” ~Anita Jefferson

 

Monday Miracle: Lauren Hill

Miracles in life often mean that you learn how to “hoop it up.”  When you live life as a normal, routine existence it delivers safety since your habits are rarely disturbed.  But, what happens when that “safety” that is grooved into your being is shaken, when NORMALCY is disrupted?Lauren Hill                                     (photo found at http://www.thecurestartsnow.org)

That question was answered by Lauren Hill on CBS Sunday Morning.  This nineteen year old is chasing her dream, living her life in spite of the terminal brain tumor.  She wants to live long enough to play her first game next Sunday at Mt. St. Joseph College where she is a freshman.  This game is sold out, 10,000 tickets were sold in one hour to support #22. “She feels like she would be a quitter” if she stops playing the basketball game that she loves.

Lauren Hill disrupts safety, she is committed to hoop it up in spite of cancer.  Her favorite charity is http://www.thecurestartsnow.org (a foundation to cure pediatric brain cancer) and she stills gets up at 5:00 in the morning to practice drills with her team.  She defies normalcy.

Lauren Hill as she takes to the court on November 2 at 2:00pm in the NCAA season opener as Mount St. Joseph University takes on Hiram College at the Xavier University Cintas Center. Let us all cheer for Lauren by living beyond your usual normalcy scope; instead “hoop it up.”

How do you “hoop it up”?  Please post your comments below, we want to know you you live your dreams–thank you.

Monday Miracle: Stretch

“Mind is the master power that molds and makes and man is mind, and evermore he takes The tool of thought, and, shaping what he wills brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass, environment is but his looking glass.”  ~James Allen

What is your mental achievement looking glass reflecting to you?

Write down what you see in your mind’s eye right now.  Then, write in a second column beside that list what you will do that will stretch your achievement before the end of the year.  A goal without a deadline is but an empty wish, a vague longing.

Success is about the definite-no wishy, willy-nilly cowdropping pretending.  Be specific and clear and write a deadline.  You may discover that you may need assistance from a mentor or role-model.  Well, do that. Make the call, send an email, schedule an appointment.  Do it today!

Stretch, feel good.  Move along your definite path of success.

Monday Miracle: Patience

Today’s culture is fast-paced, full of cell phone transmissions, text messages, Facebook postings, Instagram notices, and Twitter tweets. Frenzy, even multiple smart phones is understood as normal.  Even so, patience is valuable.

Not everything should be instant. Patient deliberations are necessary, even in a frenetic fast-paced world.  Aresenio Hall, in a recent interview with Oprah on her OWN network, told Oprah that it took five years before a network accepted his “comeback” show idea for his late night talk show. He persistently shopped his idea to various networks and sought council from close friends such as Magic Johnson, Jay Leno, David Letterman to get their insight and confirmations.

Five years-that’s patience. Patience implies an intentional act of slowing down to consider options.  Consulting and deliberating is a mantra of success. Haste oftentimes leads to muddled disaster. Sure, it is correct to ponder and think about approaching decisions but over-thinking can also precipitate disaster. Success is a blend of patience and persistence.

Persistent patience is a virtue. What this means is that while you are deliberating or consulting with others whom you trust about an issue you are also plotting the needed steps to conclude with getting what you want.

Use discernment to your advantage. If you have a network of colleagues, friends and peers you can talk to-do so. If not, consider getting a mentor or being a part of a mastermind group. This way, you can bounce ideas, clarify your goal, and solicit the support you need to succeed. Neither of these steps are instant matters, patience is required but because of your diligence and persistence you will engage door-opening opportunities that would not have happened without patience.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
~Napoleon Hill

Slow down, practice persistent patience.  Strengthen your capacity, diligently work-sweat a little. Think, think and think some more as you plot your actions. Oftentimes knowing that others believe you are capable of fulfilling your goal gives you the encouragement needed to embrace all of the stimulating growth challenges ahead.

Patience may prolong a decision, but the answer is solid.

Wednesday Wisdom: Steadfastness

Keep on trucking…do you remember that 70’s saying? If not, that phrase was common then as a motivator to be steadfast in what you are pursuing.  Trucking on is as valuable today as it was then.  Steadfastness is a goal-maker.

“Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. ” ~ Lou Vickery

Do a little bit more today. Serve your solid sense of responsibility. Take pride in both your work and your reputation for responsible, responsive action.  Make the effort to stretch your current boundaries; commit to delivering even more than is expected…keep trucking a little longer.

Steadfastness extends beyond merely meeting deadlines; rather, it is a dedication to reach a level not experienced before that gives you a glimpse of your inner strength and pure power.  You may choose to exercise five minutes more today. It may mean that you conclude a project not only before the deadline but that you expand the dimensions by going beyond what was expected. Steadfastness connotes delivery, taking concrete action to finish with flourish.

Steadfast behavior builds capacity. We all have the capacity to do more, go beyond your thought and action boundaries today-add one more step, reach beyond the goal post. See yourself expand…be steadfast and grow.

Keep on trucking, baby.