All posts filed under: Dream Living

Farewell to 2013

 As 2013 is coming to a close, I want to share with you some questions I ask myself at the close of each year. I am adamant about reflecting, setting goals and measuring progress at the end of each year and even all year round. I encourage you to reflect on 2013 and prepare for 2014 by answering the following questions. Share some of your responses in the comments as a way to encourage and inspire each other (including me)  in the upcoming year. 1. Reflect on your experiences in 2013. What were your highs? What were your lows? What can learn from each high and low? 2. What goals did you accomplish? Be sure to celebrate your successes. 3. What goals did you not accomplish? Why? 4. What do you want to do differently in 2014? Below are some examples… Bring a newer, more positive attitude Spend more time with my family Do more things for me… 5. What do you want to leave behind in 2013? 6. What are your 2014 goals? Be …

Dream Living Journal – Part Two

Here is the next sneak peek into what readers can expect from My Dream Living Journal. Be sure to check out Part One  at https://dreamlivingcoach.wordpress.com if you haven’t already. The second thing I firmly believe in is that you must identify and carry out specific goals and a firm action plan to live the life of your dreams. I personally live by writing down my goals, action plan and carry it out to get to where I want to be in life. After clearly identifying and describing your dream life, I compel readers to identify specific goals that when carried out will move them toward the life of their dreams. There are also some reflection questions that help readers gain more clarity about how they will carry out their action plan and move toward Dream Living. Some of the questions include: What assistance do you need from others to get to your dream life? What do you need to learn? What skills do you need to develop? What will the accomplishment of your goals and dreams …

Dream Living Journal – Part One

My Dream Living Journal will be out soon and before its release, I will provide a sneak peek into what readers can expect in this tool that has helped me and my clients get on the path to Dream Living. First, I firmly believe that in order to live your dream life you must first identify what your dream life looks like. In the journal, I provide some questions for readers to consider that can get them on the right track to identifying their dream life. There are several questions provided. I included a couple of the questions below: Describe your dreams when you were a child. What did you want to be or do when you grew up? What do others say you are good at or compliment you on? Describe a day in the life of your dreams? That is the first sneak peek. Stay tuned to the next one. Here’s to your Dream Living!

Navigating Life Changes

Wow! 2013 is coming to an end and what a year it has been for me, my friends, family, clients, and others I work with in the corporate world. This year has been full of much change both good and bad for many. Can anyone else out there relate? I know I can. With most any kind of change there is stress, uncertainty, and sometimes nervousness, fear, or even frustration. How does one navigate times of change? I will give you 4 steps that I use for myself and my coaching clients. 1. First, you should assess the change and how it relates to you and your situation. Instead of being hesitant about the change, think about the positives the change may bring to your life. It may not be as scary as you think and may present opportunities you hadn’t considered before. 2. Next, let go of what was or let go of the past. According to William Bridges, an expert in managing change; people have to accept that something is ending before they can …

Renewal and Self-Discovery

                        You might have noticed that it has been a while since I posted a blog. I have been busy not only coaching my wonderful clients but I have also been in a period of reflection, self-discovery and renewal. I have continued help my coaching clients reflect, discover and renew, then realized that I needed to take some time to do the same for myself. You might ask, “What did you learn during this period of time?” I learned quite a few things. I learned that during such periods, I don’t have a lot to say other than sharing with and supporting my clients (of course) and those close to me.However, now that I am refreshed and have even more clarity, I will begin sharing more with my followers as I have more things to say.I also learned more about my calling and purpose. My personal mission is and always has been to ‘help others to live excellent more fulfilled live, ultimately fulfilling their …

Programming Your Mind for Success

In a previous blog called “Self-Talk” we learned that your self-talk is related to what you believe you can or cannot accomplish in life. If you want to move forward and live a life with positive results, it has to start with positive self-talk. Let’s discuss self-talk in more detail by analyzing the function of both the conscious and the subconscious mind. This is an important element to understand because it relates to your thoughts which is connected to your self-talk. The conscious mind is the part of your mind that thinks and reasons, and makes everyday decisions. Most of us are fairly aware of our conscious thoughts as the conscious mind includes everything that is within our awareness. The subconscious mind consists of everything that is currently not in your conscious mind. It stores all of your previous life experiences, beliefs, memories, skills, all the situations you’ve been through, and all images you’ve ever seen. It is important to be aware of our subconscious thoughts because the subconscious mind is running the show and, …

Managing Your Emotions

Over the past few years I have learned a lot about myself, particularly as it relates to my emotions, and how to properly manage them. At a certain point in my life, I realized that if I didn’t take proactive steps to better manage my emotions then they would manage me. I used to find myself in situations where I would overreact, worry unnecessarily, or experience anxiety over things that I could not control. However, through lots of self-reflection and personal coaching, I have come a long way in managing my emotions – so much that I am not only sharing some of my experience in this blog post, but I am also working on writing a book about my journey. I thought that I would give you a sneak peek into what I am writing about in hopes that it will help you in some way. What are Emotions? Webster’s dictionary defines emotions as a natural, instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Webster’s defines the word “emotional” …

5 Principles for Success

 In my previous blog posts I have been sharing information to help get you started on the path to living the life of your dreams. I have shared information challenging you to dare to dream again, emphasized the importance of taking time to dream, and presented questions you can ask yourself if you have not yet discovered your dream. We discovered the importance of believing in your dreams, dealing with fear, having confidence, and self-talk. I am just beginning to lay the foundation for what is needed to experience dream living. If you have not read my previous blog posts, check them out at http://www.dreamlivingcoach.wordpresscom. Today, I will introduce 5 principles that must be adopted in your life in order to live the life of your dreams. They include: Identify Your Life Mission or Purpose Set Life Goals and Monitor Progress Have Faith Get a Dream Team Be Persistent Identify Your Life Mission or Purpose To live your dream life, you should be able to answer the question “Why Am I Here?” It is a …

Self-Talk

Everyone has come across people who talk to themselves. The truth is, everyone talks to themselves either through spoken words, or through the mind or one’s inner voice.  Studies have shown that the average person has up to 50,000 thoughts a day. Sadly, studies have also shown that many of these thoughts are negative.  What does your self-talk consist of? What are the main messages you think or speak into your life on a daily basis? What do you say about yourself most of the time? Are the messages positive or negative? Do any of these thoughts or messages sound familiar to you? Negative Messages Positive Messages I will never get that job When it rains it pours I could never do that I  won’t ever lose weight This is impossible When I get my new job Life has its challenges but I overcome the challenges I can see myself achieving that I will achieve my dream weight This is possible If your self-talk is more negatively focused, adjustments will need to be made if …

Confidence

Have you ever watched a confident person enter a room?  There is just something about the way she carries herself:  head erect, shoulders back, walking with purpose.  She seems to ooze confidence and immediately you think this is someone who is self-assured and knows who she is.  So, why is this particular characteristic so important? Well, confidence is self-acceptance or assurance, freedom from doubt, and appreciation of one’s own qualities and abilities.  Confident people are sure of their gifts and talents, and when asked, do not hesitate to articulate their strengths and positive qualities. A person with confidence is more likely to accomplish things in life and accomplish their life goals, living the life of their dreams. In other words, if you want to live your dream life, you have to have confidence in yourself, and in the dream you have set to accomplish. If you desire to live your dream life, you must eliminate any negative self-image or attitude of yourself. Are you a confident person? Do the following traits describe you? Review the …