Today I'm going to ask you to do a little bit of math. But don't let that scare you away–this is the kind of math that can change your life! That's right, today we are going to score your vitality using my tried-and-true vitality quiz I can't wait to share with you.
When you think of vitality, what comes to mind? Is it your most vibrant, healthy self? Feeling present, strong, active? Maybe that vision seems so far away, or perhaps your most vital self is the one you see in the mirror today.
But one thing is for sure, until we actively examine where we stand in terms of vitality, we might not realize it isn't where it could be.
In my last post, I told you all about creating your own Soulful Activation practice. Ultimately, the goal of that practice is connecting to your highest self, centring yourself from this place, and activating your innate power, intelligence, and of course: vitality.
Christmas might have just passed, but that doesn't mean it's time for the gift giving to stop! Today, I'm so excited to share with you the tools you need to create a soulful activation practice for yourself.
Before we get into the details, I know what you're thinking...
A soulful activation practice is the daily practice of connecting to your highest self, centering yourself from this place, and activating your innate power, intelligence, vitality.
In just a few minutes, a soulful activation practice has the power to alter your state for the better...and if you've been on the blog before, you know just how important that is! If you're new, start with this post to read about why your state matters so much AND how to raise your vibration.
Ideally, a soulful activation practice is one that's meant to be done daily, for a minimum of five minutes, and up to one hour. Once you are ready to step into consistent practice, 15-20 minutes is...
Let me guess: you've never been more ready to say goodbye to a year than you are in 2020! For many of us, 2021 can't come soon enough. But before we say au revoir to this year, let's take a moment to learn from, grow from, and pull from the gold of this last year. Yes—I promise you there was gold! Sometimes, it just takes a "Year in Review" to see it.
At the end of every year I do a yearly debrief, yearly review, yearly taking stock exercise, call it what you want, but the outcome is the same: It touches areas of where you thrived and struggled…the questions have you examine what really works in your vitality, relationships, and life.
Then, you can learn the lessons and set intentions for the new year based on what you've learned.
I've cultivated and refined this "Year in Review" practice over the years, or perhaps even decades. It's something I look forward to each year, and today, I want to share it with you!
After all, when we...
Are you wondering where all that energy you once had has gone? Or what you can do to get your health to where it could be? Now it’s time to imagine yourself with more energy and radiant health than you ever thought possible. This kind of vitality IS possible, but it's going to take a plan to get there.
And today, I'm going to share with you the six essential components of a vitality plan and why each of them matter.
But first things first:
Think of a vitality plan like a roadmap to your most energetic, radiant self.
It includes six core components (some might surprise you!). And the thing is, you might be doing GREAT at five of the six components. But if there's ANY room to improve on that sixth component, it can make all the difference in how you feel each and every day.
After all, these six components work with one another to create the most vibrant, vital version of yourself. If any of them aren't where they could be, your overall vitality...
Some days, you feel invincible. You're determined to support yourself through any of life's challenges, with no outside help required. At the same time, you're committed to fully supporting those around you–your spouse, your kids, your family, your friends, your community, and your team. All by yourself.
This might work for a while, but before long, you realize why EVERYONE needs a support system outside of themselves.
Unfortunately, it's sometimes not until a moment of crisis that we realize we need that extra support.
Maybe you've accidentally double-booked yourself for the third time this week.
Or you've committed to making cupcakes for your child's school bake sale even though it's during the busiest week of the year for your business.
And you're experiencing that moment of panic as the reality of what you've committed to sets in.
Or maybe your body has started to tell you it needs to rest. You're fatigued. On the brink...
What goes through your mind when you hear "financial freedom?"
Is it a pipe dream? Something you've always wanted but never thought was possible?
The truth is, it might not be as far off as it seems.
It will take work, of course. And much of that work starts by getting really cozy with your numbers. We need to break down the fear of looking at your financials and getting on an up-close-and-personal basis with them to set off on the path toward financial freedom.
So, today I'm going to share with you three things: what you need to STOP doing, what you need to START doing, and HOW to do it!
It's time to STOP avoiding looking at and understanding your numbers. Time to stop spending without a clear plan, without absolutely knowing where money is going in and out. This can cause real problems in both your life and business.
The sooner you can get a complete understanding and a clear picture of...
What does integrity mean to you? Better yet, what does radical integrity mean to you?
If you ask me, it comes down to commitment. But not only keeping your commitments to others. Instead, it also means being fiercely committed and accountable to YOURSELF.
All too often, we're great at keeping our word to other people.
We promise someone we'll get something to them by 5 PM, and it's in their inbox by 4:30. We tell our children we'll have a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, and even though we're exhausted, we come through for them with a spread fit for royalty.
But what about the things we promise ourselves?
Maybe it was a commitment you made to attend three yoga classes a week for six months. By the second month, it dwindled to one class a week. By the third month, you had stopped going at all.
The commitments we make to ourselves are often the easiest to break. The consequences seem less severe. We're not disappointing someone else....
Time management. It's one of the greatest frustrations and challenges entrepreneurs will face. And without time management skills, we end up overwhelmed, overworked, and resentful of our obligations and commitments.
But there's good news: time management is a skill that can be cultivated! Today I'm going to show you how.
Before we get to that, let's talk about why time management is so critical.
As a business owner, you have really specific tasks and priorities. Chances are, you also have a lot of people who want a lot of things from you – from your clients to your team to your family and friends.
If you're someone who struggles saying no, you might often find yourself saying yes to these people when it really feels like a no. And it's not a no because you don't WANT to help them or serve them.
It's a "no" because it isn't 100% in line with your values, mission, or vision. And if it's isn't aligned with those, it isn't...
Take a moment to focus on what you need to get done tomorrow.
What comes to your mind? Picking up the dry cleaning? Getting groceries? Packing school lunches? Responding to client emails? Making client calls? Cleaning the bathroom? Going for an oil change?
Chances are, those are just a few of the dozens of tasks that cross your mind. The problem is, with so many things we think we need to do each day, it becomes incredibly difficult to focus on what's truly important.
And when I say "most important," what do I mean by that?
Well, what's most important for one person will be completely different than the next.
For me, it's always been about finding a balance between getting to be in the moment with my three kids, while still being present in my business, my marriage, my health, and every other part of my life.
Many of us get so caught up in thinking about the million things we "need" to get done each day, that ultimately the most important things get pushed...
Something tells me you're already a great leader. You do your best to lead with soul and confidence. But if you're like me, you also know there are always ways to be an even better leader.
Today, I'm going to tell you exactly how to do just that.
First, the fact you're interested in becoming a better leader already tells me you're a great leader! You want to lead your life, your business, your people, with more ease and grace.
So step one is covered.
But now it's time to keep going on the path to becoming a better leader.
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but to get you going on this path, I'm first going to ask that you STOP.
Stop pushing against the flow.
Yes, you are a leader, a driver, and you make things happen.
And I know firsthand, when you push so hard in so many areas of your life, the struggle, stress and exhaustion become consistent. They feel like a part of you. You've gotten used to them being there.
You've convinced yourself it's...