Updated with links below September 2018
If we're not in the business of encouragement, we're in the wrong business. Sometimes we have a tough time getting out of our own way and seeing what others need. Being "others minded" is tough. It's especially tough when we have our own stress and pain. How do we find peace in the pain? It begins with an intentional mindset makeover. Which then translates to heart + behavior changes.
If you're between the ages of 25 and 44, chances are you are raising a family, managing choices about a career inside or outside the home (or both), navigating financial commitments, the emotions that run fast and deep when married and raising a family, and much more! That's a lot to think about! Maybe you even want to shut down your thoughts about it. But I want to stop you right there.
I want to remind you that you ARE equipped. You CAN do this day and everyday. God chose you to be that Wife, that Mama, that friend, that business owner because you are the one He designed for that purpose. If you step out of your own way a little bit today and trust that God has a tremendous purpose for you, you'll be able to free up your heart and mind to encourage someone around you who NEEDS a positive message!
You're probably thinking "ok Lynne, sounds great, but you don't know my situation. You can't possibly think I can stop worrying about X." You're right, I don't know your situation. And maybe it is heart-wrenching and terrible. I'm sorry for your pain. But I know that if you start with gratitude, you can step through the pain and find some positivity. And peace. Especially peace.
So here's my five step recommendation for getting out of your way and Becoming that emPOWERed Encourager I know you are:
Prayer / Positivity: if you are someone who prays, then start your day in the Word, and pray specifically for the needs of those around you. If you are NOT a prayer, then get out a pen and paper and write down a list of at least ten things you are grateful for right now!
Organization: You might have a ton to do today, but if you can shift your focus to the most important things, you will have more success than being "spread too thin." My recommendation is FIVE, yes only FIVE, things.
Workout / Wellness: You might have a gym membership or maybe not. Home equipment? If not, no problem. The goal here is to meet e your body for ten or more focused moments per day. It gets your heart pumping and mind working. And you'll be so glad you did!
Everything else: when you freaked out earlier because I said "only five things", this is the place that those "other items" can go. Kids' schedule? Finish your taxes? Book your babysitter? All those items that didn't make it onto the top 5 go here.
Reminders: Positive affirmations should be a non-negotiable part of your day. If you can't remind yourself how amazing you are, who will? You are amazing! You are important. You are valuable. You are smart. Write down some of your favorite affirmations and put them where you'll see them (bathroom mirror, car, kitchen, etc.)
Once you have taken a little time to emPOWER yourself, you'll be ready to be an encourager for someone who needs it. I believe in you. Go ahead, take that first step! Can't wait to hear your results.
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Most Recent Post: For so long, SO LONG, I thought if I just ate better, exercised more, drank less alcohol, took more/different vitamins, I would stop being short-tempered, overwhelmed, hate my job, tired, hormonal, AND ON AND ON...But guess what? I was so wrong! While changing/reducing/increasing some of the above things did OF COURSE help me feel better, the secret sauce all along was my MINDSET.
Making the daily changes that impacted my mindset the most were the changes that would change me from the inside out. It is always an inside job. It is never circumstances or other people who can impact you the way that your own mindset can.
Doing professional/volunteer/service work that you know aligns to your soul's purpose to serve this world can have a positive impact on your mindset just the way that exercise, meditation, gratitude and healthy eating can.
In my private FB group I had a great live video on living your soul's purpose last week. (Feel free to check it out here!)
I don't know about you, but I love doing something that LIGHTS ME UP each day, whether it's exercise or positivity time or the career of my dreams. Here’s how you know if your work is soul work ----> If it’s something you’d be willing to still do regardless of getting paid or not, then that’s soul work. Here’s what I know. I have always wanted to be a writer. I have always wanted to share positivity and belief with others. Both those things. Always.
Up until three years ago, I was “kind of” doing it. I was “kind of” doing it because I was completely still consumed with other people’s opinions of me, instead of being consumed with getting into purposeful alignment with my soul’s desires. At that time, I took about 2 years to do some major inner work that impacted every corner of my life. The inner work continues daily. The concern about other people’s opinions does not.
Three years ago I began writing what was to become my first published book, Becoming Unconsumed, which launched in March of this year. This was born out of my ability to step through fear and share my writing (first on my blog) and then in a private community, and finally in a published paperback book!! With the world. I was excited about this new step. It was never about the income and always about the impact. By the time I launched my book, I was also confidently sharing my daily routines for positivity and living with my communities and on Instargram and Facebook live feeds. Women were excited and asking for more. More support and more strategies for every corner of life.
While I have been a teacher (of writing, of course!) as my career for more than a decade and an educator of women in business for years before that, I had never mixed the two to create programming for women. Until now.
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The secret sauce in any of this thing called “life” is not how much we make or how hard we work. It’s MINDSET. It’s the beliefs we have about ourselves, the Rules we have internalized about everything from relationships to money to work. It’s the people we surround ourselves with. It is our ultimate alignment with love over fear. All of those things are born and bred in our Mindset.
When you listen to your inner voice, you transform. You find your grace. You make your impact.
You become unconsumed.
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Much love & belief in your MASSIVE success,
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