Faith is not just something you land on, it is a journey. It is believing when you can’t see. It is finding Peace when it doesn’t make sense to anyone else. It is a knowing that can not be explained with words but rather with feelings. It is believing in something bigger then yourself and trusting that God will never give up on you and will guide you out of the darkness when you feel lost and alone.
My niche is people that know they are created for more then the mediocre and monotone
My Niche is those people that are ready to stop letting Excuses, Labels, Blame, their Past define their future.
People that believe in Becoming the Exception
Exceptional at Sales
Are you part of my Niche? Are you ready to Eliminate your Excuses to become the Exception?
What is your Niche? Who is your Niche? Do you even know what a Niche is? Do you really get Rich in your Niche? Are you chasing Rich in Money or in Meaning? When you Speak, Teach, Lead and Sell who do you want to Lean in, Listen, Learn and then be moved to ACTION? #BeTheException #Leadership#BeAPineapple
How do you feed your starving soul?
I believe we’re all starving for something at some point in this life. What are you starving for? Searching for? Often I’ll hear someone say “I’m just starving,” and I wonder, do they even know what starving feels like? Are you starving for food, attention, money, love, affection? My next question is, what are you filling up on? Is it being busy, your kid’s activities, food, work, or shopping? How do you fill in the cracks and find contentment and peace in your lives? Personally, I feel ‘filled up’ when I have control in my life. I feel full when I have a plan, a schedule, a rhythm, or dare I say, a system. This is in spite of the fact that I try to resist systems and processes because I love changing it up. However, a few systems can serve you well.
For me, having Monday as a writing day at home starts my week out right. Getting up early and having time for praying, contemplating, exercising, writing my to do list, and preparing for my day starts me out on the correct foot. Going to bed at a reasonable time and close to the same time every night also helps me to stay on track. When I get out of my schedule and rhythm, I start to starve and become needy. I begin to feel that I’m teaching, training, and coaching out of an empty place. That’s why I believe self-care is so important. If we don’t take care of ourselves first, how can we serve our families, clients, and friends?
When do you show up empty, hungry, or starving?
How do you take care of you? What system, rhythm, or process keeps you from starving?
Do you schedule time for self-care?
Coffee, Chat, and Cards
Just drop in, no planning
Do you remember the days where we all slowed down a bit? Am I getting old?
A few years ago, I stopped by a friend’s unannounced, and my friend’s husband thanked me repeatedly. At first I thought it was a bit strange but then he went on to tell me how he missed the way his grandparents lived. At their house, the door was always open, the coffee was always on, they always had time for a face to face chat and maybe even a round of cards.
I’m not sure I had those days growing up. I really miss the days where people would drop over, or where you could connect with others through a friendly knock on the door. No computer, phone, email, text, or video chat, a time when we didn’t have to schedule a meeting three months in advance. Who do you hang out with? Is your door open? Is the coffee on? Do you have time for a chat? Let’s go back to the simpler times, to more intentional and focused conversations. Are you ready to deepen or enhance your relationships in 2018?
Let’s meet for a chat. No agenda, no selling, just connecting and sharing stories. And while we’re slowing down, let’s take a couple of minutes to listen to the song below. It’s a reminder to recapture those quiet, slower moments in life that we too often take for granted until they’ve passed us by.
Who could you invite over for cards?
Can you welcome someone to your home for coffee this week instead of meeting at the local coffee shop?
Have you taken the time to slow down and appreciate the world around you?
Step 5 Be Gentle with your story, we all have stories and Stories behind our stories. What is your story about? Be careful listening to this one, it might be too much for you. But I wonder are you more likely to Judge or Wonder about peoples story behind their Story. Be Gentle with you and Be Gentle with others.