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.

Top 5 Affirmations: For a Positive Mindset

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to share my Top 5 Affirmations for keeping your mindset positive.

I tend to gravitate towards these 5 the most when I am feeling in a funk or when I unconsciously allow others negativity to bring me down. The best way for me to snap out of it is to focus on one or more of the affirmations below to switch my mindset to a more positive place.

  1. I will keep my thoughts and self-talk positive.
  2. I will put positivity into all that I do.
  3. I attract positive people and events into my life daily.
  4. Good things happen to me because I know they will.
  5. I am a positive person unaffected by the negativity of others.

Please let me know what your favorite affirmations are in the comments below.

AFFIRMATION = the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed. 2. the assertion that something exists or is true. 3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.

Let’s make today an amazing day, because we claim it to be!

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Fearless in 2016

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Hi Friends,

With the new year in full swing, I am already struggling to live up to my word for the year.

For those of you who don’t know, I am not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions. I just do not believe setting New Year’s resolutions are realistic. Just because a new year is starting does not mean that it is the only time of the year that you can “start over”, set new goals, or start with a fresh clean slate for yourself. I fully believe that you can make a fresh new start and set new goals for yourself at any point in the year. You just have to make the conscious decision to make the change in your life.

Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions for myself, I chose to focus on a word for the year and do my best to define the word for myself and take actions in my daily life based on the word that I have chosen. And my word for 2016 is….

FearlessThis whole being fearless thing is so much harder than I thought. We are only a few weeks in to the New Year and I find myself struggling to release the fear, worry, and anxiety from my life. All I want to do is to be able to shake it off (as Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” plays in my head). There were so many events last year that contributed to my fear and worry being at an all-time high and causing me to have full blown anxiety. All I want to do this year is focus on releasing my fear, because in doing so I will be worry and anxiety free.

It’s time to Let Go and Let God! And I know through faith and focusing on gaining a greater relationship with God I know that through him there is nothing to fear.

So for those of you that are going through the same thing and wantto release the fear within, here are a few daily affirmations that I focus on throughout my day that help put me in a positive mind frame and help me to release any tension within my body:

  1. All of the muscles in my body are releasing and relaxing.
  2. I am free of anxiety, and a calm inner peace fills my mind and body.
  3. I will have a positive attitude and be hopeful and optimistic today. Those who do are the happiest and most successful people in life.

Also, for me it helps when I take time to do a bit of bible journaling or just journaling my thoughts and feelings.

If you have any great tips on living a fearless life please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at vivaciouslysavvy@gmail.com.

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Get your Mind Right Mondays – Have a Good Day

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: 

“Today is a good day to have a good day.”

Hello Beautiful People and Happy Monday to you,

Guess what?!?!

Today is a good day to have a good day. So with that being said, I hope you all make a conscious decision and effort to make everyday a good day.

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I hope you all have a VIVACIOUS week.

 

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Get your Mind Right Mondays – Bring out the Best in you!

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: 

“Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”

Hello Beautiful People and Happy Monday to you,

I had such a wonderful low key weekend, I just wish that I had one more day just to chill and relax. Maybe I should have called in sick to work today {Just Kidding} LOL!

I thought I would start the week off with one of my favorite quotes:

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I am not sure who wrote it, but I found it on Pinterest from LoveLightCreative.com a while back and I used it as my lock screen image on my phone for a long time. Not sure why, but every time I read this quote I laugh so hard on the inside because 1. It is so funny to me and 2. It is so TRUE! As I mentioned in my very first GYMRM (Get your Mind Right Monday) post, I briefly touched on a situation where I allowed those around me to bring me down so far that it was so hard for me to bring myself back to life. Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up with people who are your “friends” but are secretly hoping you fail in life. Not intentionally but because they are miserable with themselves they naturally put that energy on you, and if you are around them like every day, you get sucked in to their negative pull.

So if you want to live a positive life and allow for positivity to penetrate your life; you should surround yourself with people who truly love and care about you and want to see you succeed in life, or surround yourself with like-minded people who are striving for the same goal or similar goals in life, business, or family as you are.

Let’s start the week by “being with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you”!

I hope you all have a VIVACIOUS week.

 

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