It Starts With You

Hi Beautiful!

it’s time for a change, what’s holding you back?

Guess what? I know I know exactly what’s holding you back. It’s not money, it’s not timing, it’s not others holding you back, it’s not a million other excuses that you are probably trying to come up with right now.

What’s holding you back is YOU! Let’s just take a step back and think about it. You will really need to let go, clear your mind, and step out of your comfort zone and really do a Self Evaluation and become “Self Aware”.

Vanessa’s quick Note: When I feel like this or become aware of myself coming up with a million excuses as to why I am unable to do something; I take a step back, pray and ask God for clarity, and meditate.

It’s time for you to get out of your own way and start living life as you are now. Take 5 minutes out of your day and ask yourself these 5 questions, and allow yourself to feel and really evaluate what is going on in your mind and with your emotions as you answer these questions.

  1. Who are you?
  2. What are your values?
  3. Do you care what people think of you?
  4. What drives you or what motivates you?
  5. Do you love yourself?

If you are stuck, feel free to email me at LivingLifeAsIAm@gmail.com and I can help you through.

Now think about where you want to be in life in as much detail as possible. If you need to write it down, go ahead and write it down. Think about it as if it were the life you are living now. Feel it, live it, dream it.

Now that you have done a quick evaluation of who you are, what is holding you back from living your life as you picture it?

Once you have the answers to these questions, you can now start taking the steps necessary to get to the life that you want, all while living your best life as you are right now. It Starts with You!

Who else wants a Vision Board?

Hey Guys,

I am so happy to share with you, my first vision board of 2017.

I put off doing my first vision board because I knew that we were going to dedicating a few hours of work time to make one late in January, so why not wait and do it on company time LOL! We had a “vision board party”, my entire team and I came together and had an amazing time designing our vision boards based on goals that we set for ourselves for the New Year. We had such a great time chatting and helping each other go through all of the magazines, the room was full of laughter, crafting, and candy all of my favorite things.

I am a HUGE advocate for vision boards, I have created at least one a year for the last 10 or so years and every year at least one of my goals manifests in my life and it is the most amazing feeling.
I strongly recommend doing your own vision board and place it somewhere that you will see it every single day.

Let me share with you why having a vision board is so important to me, a vision board is an amazing tool that you can use to help you visualize your dreams and goals. Because visualization is one of the most powerful exercises that you can do for your mind, having a vision board helps you to concentrate your thoughts on the goals that you have set for yourself with intent and images you are able to see and visualize your life and goals clearly.

Your mind is so amazing, if you concentrate on what you want in life you will get it. So if you focus on positive things you will attract positivity in your life. But if you focus on negative things you will get more negativity in your life. So focusing your mind on your goals should have a positive feeling behind them and seeing them in front of you every day will associate positivity and allow for them to start manifesting in your life.

“WHAT WE THINK, WE BECOME.” – Buddha

But don’t just think these things will poof and manifest out of thin air, there are some actions that you will need to take. Trust me I wish my vision board could magically bring me all of the amazing things but that is not how it works. You will need to take small steps to help you reach your goals. If you want me to go into more detail on how this works, please leave me a comment below.

Hopefully, me sharing my vision board with you will inspire you to create your own. If you want a step by step guide on how to create your own vision board, please make sure you are receiving my newsletters.

I hope your year is off to a great start, I know mine is.

Why I Blog…

As I have gotten older, I noticed that I have become so shy and guarded when it comes to speaking my mind and being around people. I noticed in social settings that I would listen to conversations around me and want to jump in and be a part of the conversation, but was always to late. While the conversation was in full swing I would be having an internal conversation in my head basically analyzing the current conversation going on. I would be trying to figure out if what I had to say fit in the conversation or I would think that what I had to say people would think was “stupid”. So by the time I found the courage to speak up and get what I had to say out of my mouth, the conversation was over or moved on to the next subject. I really felt like I had to chose my words wisely and speak them in the appropriate time within  any conversation that I was in.

I started my blog back in July of 2014, well on July 22, 2014 to be exact.

I started my blog as a part of the “goals” that I set for myself in 2014;  and my major focus for that year was being vocal and allowing my voice to be heard, and the first major step I took was starting a blog. I read somewhere a long time ago that blogging can help you break out of your shell and learn to speak your mind with no fear or hesitation. Blogging has allowed me a personal platform for my voice, thoughts, idea’s, and feelings to be expressed in a “safe place”.

When I started blogging in my “safe place” it was solely a place for me to release and be creative. I did not realize how much I needed a place that allowed me to express not only my thoughts and feelings but my creativity as well. Starting this blog was such release for me and it is something that I truly enjoy, but *HUGE BUT* I slowly came to realize that other people were actually reading what I was posting. At first it freaked me out, but I started to receive some amazing feedback and inspiring emails from people that I didn’t even know. I even had one women reach out to me who was a real blogger (she actually has a career in blogging about things that she loves), and she let me know how much she enjoys reading my blog and invited me to be a part of an amazing community of other bloggers.

With the help of this women and other members of the blog community I started getting the courage to tell people that I “blog”. I really didn’t tell many people that I knew that I was a “blogger” in fear that they might judge me, not support me, etc. But if anyone asked, I let them know that I blog.

Lately; I have been going back and forth with myself in regards to taking the leap and fully sharing my blog with my friends, family, and the rest of the internet world, and maybe even turning it into something more.

I have come to the conclusion with the help of my husband and recent interaction with people that I see on a daily basis that I have allowed “FEAR” of being judged take my “safe place” away without realizing it. I was allowing fear of being judged and fear of negativity from others completely take over my space, which caused me to take a break from blogging all together for a few months. So how was I living a “FEARLESS” 2016 (my word for the year) if I had so much fear consumed around other people’s judgments, thoughts, and opinion of my words?

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – W. Clement Stone

I have made the decision to not be fearful, I am taking the leap to be “FEARLESS” with my blog and my voice. I really want to keep this space a positive space filled with support, love, and gratitude.

I will be posting my blog fearlessly on Friday August 26th for all of my friends and family to see.

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Get your Mind Right Mondays – Goals and Dreams

Start the week off right with a positive outlook on the week ahead.

If you get your mind right on Monday then the rest of the week should be easy breezy.

LIVE, LOVE, & ATTRACT POSITIVITY

 

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Get your mind right Quote for MONDAY: 

“The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” -Steve Smith

I know a lot of us out there have great dreams  and aspirations, and it is amazing that as adults we can still dream. But at this point and time in our lives, maybe it is time to start thinking about turning those dreams in to a reality by taking the steps necessary to get there. The biggest step and first step you should take is  to set goals with deadlines for yourself.

You should  make sure to clearly write out your “Lifetime Goal” (your dream or what you want out of life) and then break it down by coming up with yearly goals. And then break those goals down to monthly goals,  then weekly goals and finally daily goals that will help you achieve your “Lifetime Goal”.

Once we give our dreams goals with deadlines, we are more likely to achieve our dreams.

So I challenge to turn your dreams in to your reality  by taking the first step in achieving you “Lifetime Goal” today!

 

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Get your Mind Right Mondays – Do what you Love

Start the week off right with a positive outlook on the week ahead.

If you get your mind right on Monday then the rest of the week should be easy breezy.

LIVE, LOVE, & ATTRACT POSITIVITY

 

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Get your mind right Quote for MONDAY: 

Do what you Love

 

 

This quote is so simple, yet so powerful.

If you love what you do your mindset will be in a great place without you having to stop and redirect your thoughts and feelings. Love is such a powerful feeling that cultivates positivity in your life, whether you know it or not. As long as you take time out of your day to do things that you love or start focusing on the things that you love most, you will start to see positive change in your mindset and life.

Today, I challenge you to sit down and think about what you love. Can you do the things that you love every day? Can you turn what you love into a career? What are the things that you love most in life?

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Life is too short to…

Life is too short to...

 

Life is too short to…care about what other people think of you.

As I get older, I have come to the realization that I just don’t care *throwing my hand up*.  I don’t care about what other people think of me. I don’t care what people have to say about me. I don’t care if you don’t like the way I speak. I just don’t care anymore LOL!

There was a time in my life that I worried so much about these things. I cared so much about being what everyone wanted me to be, that I made myself physically sick. When I think back about all of the time I wasted trying to do and be what I thought was expected of me I can’t help but laugh.

I have learned that once you start letting it all go and stop caring and worrying about other people and their opinions of you, your life becomes so much lighter. I have found that I have opened the door for more positive people to come in to my life, and with more positivity and like-minded people comes happiness and more confidence.

I challenge you to stop caring about what other people think of you, and see how it impacts your life.

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