“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
If success means going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm, then we have to find success in our failures!
It’s hard to fail, however if we learn in our failure is it really failing? Yes I know it’s hard to do something over and over and get up and try again! My husband is consistently doing this and trying to better himself in many ways! He fails but always manages to shake it off and get back up and start again! Sometimes I don’t know how he does it, but he does and that is why he succeeds! That is the only way any successful person succeeds is that they never let their failures get the best of them. They keep fighting!
The only way to climb a mountain is one step at a time. You might slip or fall but you have to take that next step over and over and keep going! It is a struggle and will challenge you to your core! That will make reaching the top so much more worth it! When you’ve been beaten down and want to give up; just take one more step!
It is only when we stop getting back up that we truly fail!
I encourage you today to embrace the failure and reflect on it! It is healthy if you make it healthy! It is strengthening and rewarding if you are willing to see it as that and learn from it!
Don’t give up on your goals or your dreams! Embrace the journey and don’t ever give up! It is time to rise and look at the mountain in front of you and just say, “Here I go; One more step…”
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
I think it is safe to say that every person in modern society is saving something in their lives for a “special time.” People tend to put many things away for later.
Do you have a hutch full of china waiting for a special Christmas Dinner? Or a box of beautiful clothes that don’t fit anymore. Do you save the expensive candles for a romantic evening that never seems to happen? Are you waiting for life to happen?
These are the things that wind up in storage units and basements, all too often forgotten. Never to be enjoyed or lived.
My mother is a collector of beautiful dishware and home décor items. I watched as she decorated our home in lovely elegant items for my sisters and I. No matter our age she made our home elegant and lovely. As I grew up I started my own hope chest of beautiful things. As I saved, purchased and stored away my own future home I vowed to myself to carry on the tradition of making my life beautiful every day. To use my china for my family on Sunday’s. To burn my expensive candles on a random Wednesday winter evening. To drink water out of crystal goblets and to dress in my nice clothes even when at home with the kids.
There’s a story of a poor girl who lived in poverty with her family. She remembered how her grandmother always made it a point to make their home beautiful despite living in a terrible neighborhood. She hung gingham curtains in her kitchen window and would save to buy fresh paint. She always made sure her clothes were clean and well mended, and she always acted like a lady. The girl learned from her grandmother to live today to it’s fullest. To make the most of everything you have. To be grateful for your life by making it beautiful. She grew up to become a multi-millionaire and an influential part of society.
We are the grandmothers, mothers, friends, aunts, daughters, and mentors of woman all over the world who carry the responsibility of living and passing on this knowledge, and way of living.
We have a duty to our society and gender to live the most beautiful lives we possibly can. A life of purpose, of gratitude and elegance.
How can you live your life more beautifully today?
You can start by getting dressed in your nicest clothes. By doing your makeup and putting on jewelry.
You can start to burn candles at the breakfast table and drink coffee out of a cup and saucer.
You can take the china out of the box and serve dinner on it for your husband and kids this weekend.
You can choose to stop waiting for that “special day” to come and make today special!
On the radio I heard a man telling of his grandmother who had recently passed away. As the family went through her belonging and cleaned out her little old house they discovered boxes and boxes of exquisite old china that had never been used or unboxed. He said his mother recognized it as her mother’s wedding china. She said that the grandmother had found the china so beautiful and precious that she had always been saving it for a VERY special dinner. His voice expressed his sadness when he said, “and that time never came.”
Why do we wait? Why is today not very special? Who defines “special”? What may be special to me may not even be special to you. YOU define your special.
Stop WAITING for life to happen and realize that every day is a gift worth celebrating! Start making today a special time for you. Make moments into memories and stop letting them blend together.
Life only has to be ordinary if we choose for it to be. You can make any day extraordinary. What will you unbox today that you have been saving for a special time that may never come? What will you change to make today extraordinary?
When we think about “success” we think money. When we think money, we think of having so much of it that it no longer brings concern. Some of us may even think in numbers like millions or billions.
If you have any ambition to be successful at all, why not learn from the best?
I’ve studied millionaires for the past 16 years and becoming a millionaire has been a life-long dream of mine since I can remember! Although at first, of course; I didn’t have much of a plan. It was just wishful thinking; a dream rather than a goal.
Through the years however I have taken the wonderful advice of the ones I have studied and applied it to my daily life. After hard work and detailed application, things began to fall into place in ways that have taken my life and turned it around 180 degrees.
By applying the things, we learn; our lives can start to look like the ones we want to emulate. It’s so easy to read quotes, read books, and watch movies about other people’s success stories fiction or non. It’s so simple to then dismiss their success as a “fluke”, or just cracking it up to it being what they were “destined” for, but that’s not OUR lives. It safe to stay put. To not ever go out of our comfort zone. Safety isn’t success it’s average.
Here are 18 Things that typical millionaires have in common regarding good personal and money habits:
Get Up Early
You don’t have to be up before the sun. But being up before people start pestering allows for time to focus and get the most done. It also allows for Personal time. Spiritual time. Mental time. These 3 things are things the world and other people do not allow for you, so you must chisel time out for yourself. Being up before the world starts pulling you each and every way allows for that time.
This one seems like a no brainer, it also seems to be said a lot these days with youtubers and bloggers up the wazoo. It was background to me for a long time. Something I dismissed for some unknown emotional reason. Self-doubt perhaps. But this one is truly an important factor. Either by a side-hustle or full on business getting self employed allows you the freedom to bring in any amount you set for yourself. Start with a budget!
Taking risks is so far out of most people’s comfort zones that they literally never will do it. Not even once in their lives. Millionaires however have all taken some risk. Either on themselves or in an investment. Learn what risks are practical, safer, and will yield a return and then start.
Learn the numbers and get comfortable with it. Take a course, ask an advisor, do whatever it takes for you to understand what you are doing with your hard-earned money but then do it. Teach yourself how to make your money work FOR you.
Invest often. Don’t get scared and quit. Don’t sit on one investment. Invest often.
Invest early. It’s the hardest and most important phase for getting a foundation under your belt.
Gratitude and Satisfaction
Millionaires are people who have had massive amounts of gratitude and satisfaction throughout the entire process. They learned early on to enjoy the journey. By being grateful in our present states and having satisfaction with the things we have and the achievements we have conquered we stop looking outside of ourselves for happiness. The happiest people have the most to offer the world.
People who are successful are typically the best in their field or expertise. Be the best NOW!!! Don’t wait until the money starts coming in. Give the best of yourself. Show up. Excel at whatever you are doing but excel NOW. Be the best waitress. The BEST cashier. Smile. Bring Joy and value. Make people laugh. Be attractive and you will attract. If you hate your job, change it. If you can’t change it create a business, you will love. Just remember you can’t start a business tonight and quite your job tomorrow, it will take time. But the time will pass if you start one or not. So, you might as well start creating your future today. While you are at it though, be the best version of you.
Figure Out Your “Why” First
If you don’t have a reason you don’t have much of a pull. How will you be willing to do what it takes if you don’t have a reason behind you. It doesn’t have to be profound or elaborate. Figure out what your reasons for stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown are. This will keep you going in the hard times. This will be the drive to get you to the top.
Believe in Yourself
More times than not we sit on the sidelines watching. We are all afraid. Don’t be fooled. All the millionaires I’ve ever spoken with have had a point in their lives where they were afraid.
Most millionaires didn’t have parents who handed them a bank account after school. They came from where you sit today or worse. Also most of them were so scared and they didn’t know what to do, but they kept putting one foot in front of the other. You can’t run the race sitting on the bleachers. You have to get off the sidelines and start. Believe that you have something to offer that no one else does. The world is waiting for you!
Little sacrifices add up. Start small and slow. You don’t have to go all in. Just do 1 small thing each day that moves you forward. You want to build momentum. These millionaires didn’t get here in a day. They followed a process. They started small and slow and eventually they won the race.
It’s important to have a plan B. Otherwise we let road blocks get in our way. We set ourselves up for failure. Create a plan B to keep moving forward. There will always be road blocks and doors that slam shut. Don’t let it be discouraging.
Don’t Purchase These 2 Things
There are 2 things in life that we are programed to need, want, and continually buy. New Car’s and New Houses. Resist the urge as much as you can. As the money starts to come in remember that the Mazda you drove to get to class will still get you around. The house can be fixed and upgraded.
Make Your “Millions” Come to Life
What does being a millionaire mean to you? It means something different to each person. There are no two people alike. A millionaires lifestyle to you will be a completely different picture to me. Paint your picture. Dream. Visualize. Sometimes when we think “millionaire” we think in money, but money has no feeling. Think about what a day in your life would look like if you made a 7-figure income. This is your million come to life!
14. Planning, Commitment and Perseverance
Plan your money so you have plenty at the end of the month. By making more or cutting expenses, whichever you prefer. Create and commit to a plan, then persevere. The hardest part is perseverance through the hard times.
Get Rid of Bad Debt
Learn the difference between good and bad debt. Avoid consumer debt at all costs, but don’t neglect the benefits of good debt. Good debt is a debt that is an investment that will grow in value and generate long-term income. Purchasing a home would be an example of “good debt.” It is an asset that typically grows in value and is sold for a profit.
Avoid Peer Pressure and “The Jones’s”
Its super easy to get sucked into the trends and what other people are doing or having. Social media makes it even easier to be constantly up to date with what everyone is buying. This is where remembering your “million come to life” comes in very handy. Always having that scene playing out in your head of what your day will looks like after you achieve your goals is the perfect tool to keep you on track and let the Jones’s be.
Learn How to Work 10% Harder Than the Average Person
The average person comes home and watched Netflix.
They get up in just enough time to maybe shower before work and head out the door.
Never stop reading, listening to podcasts, studying the people you want to emulate. Don’t give up on your dreams and always be working on reaching them. The minute you stop learning, is the minute you give it all up. If you don’t understand something you must research it until you do. And if you fear something; do it until you are comfortable. Never stay comfortable, because comfort is average!
Remember becoming a millionaire is NOT hard to do, but so it NOT becoming one. It’s a choice in the little things.
Working a bit harder.
Setting aside instant gratification
Being grateful for what you have and are experiencing
Stepping out of your comfort zone
Investing in yourself
Through my 16 years of study these 18 things ring loud and clear as common denominators. If you can implement them into your life now slowly but surely you will start to see a snowball effect of results.
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
― Earl Nightingale
Where will you be in the next 10 years? Will you risk your comfort, learn to work 10% harder, and ignore the Jones’s to be able to give your advice for making 7-figures?
Have you tried every diet under the sun? If you weigh over 200 pounds and you feel like you are at your wits end with trying to lose weight, and having it backfire on you over and over again, then this article is for you.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Even though you set goals you never see any progress?
You watch desperately as the scale creeps up farther and father and you feel helpless.
Your greatest wish is to break free from the chains of discomforting fat, achieve your greatest dream, fit into clothes you love, and be able to move with ease and grace.
All of this is possible for you. It doesn’t feel that way, but I promise it is.
Have you heard? The game of weight loss has changed! Did anyone tell you?
1st things 1st. I want you to take everything you think you know about weight loss and throw it out the window!!!
Okay, now let’s start with that fresh slate.
I’m going to take you through a new and wonderful blueprint that you can follow and see great results. This blueprint has been proven, scientifically and by many people who have had hundreds of pounds fall off.
Gone are the days of starving and endless workouts at a humid sticky gym. Gone are the days of deprivation from everything you love and never seeing more than 5 pounds drop off the scale.
Are you ready? It is all EMOTIONAL
Your body wants to be what it is. It doesn’t care what the latest trend is. Your body keeps you safe no matter what that happens to be for you.
Here is a list of actionable steps to encourage your body to want to be thin.
That feels as good to type as it does to read! Exercise isn’t for weight loss it’s for toning and muscle building. With over 50 lbs or more to lose all the cardio in the world won’t help you lose weight. All its going to do is stress your joints and discourage your journey.
Recent studies done by Current Biology have shown that exercise plays absolutely no major role in weight loss what-so-ever.
This is not to say that exercise isn’t healthy or beneficial. On the contrary everyone should move their bodies and get some form of exercise each and every day. However, working out for endless hours putting strain on your joints and bones is doing nothing in the way of weight loss. So put it off for now.
Hormones play an enormous factor in weight loss and weight gain for that matter.
Leptin is a hormone that regulates hunger and energy. It sends 2 messages to the brain.
I’m hungry we need to eat soon
We have eaten enough and have energy to burn let’s move!
Where has this hormone been hiding you ask? Unfortunately, leptin is silenced when there is insulin resistance in the body.
This is why we focus on diet first, exercise comes after.
By eating lots of lean proteins, adding live foods to every meal, and good probiotics you will cure leptin resistance and heal your body deficiencies.
We know what you’re thinking; of course, here we go with hating on carbs!
But here’s the deal. 90% of all people who weight over 200 lbs are insulin resistant. So, it’s pretty likely you are too.
This makes every carbohydrate you eat work in the opposite effect and instead of giving you energy, it creates glue in your system.
According to Dr. Berg this can lead to a lot of other pretty nasty problems like diabetes and metabolic resistance.
YOU NEED A CARBOHYDRATE DETOX
It’s time to cut carbs.
A good month or 2 without carbohydrates will help your body in repairing itself.
You can start to add them back in slowly as you see progress and your hormones have leveled out. By detoxing the body and resetting it you can greatly improve your health in drastic ways.
Another thing you are more than likely experiencing if you weight over 200 lbs is leaky gut syndrome.
This sounds disgusting and scary. But don’t worry.
All it means is that your body isn’t processing and absorbing the nutrients from the food that you need.
It’s super simple to cure.
All you need is to cut all processed sugars and grains, and add a strong quality probiotic.
That’s it! Super simple!
Walk, Walk, Walk
The power of walking has been pushed to the wayside as other trends have taken flight. But walking has always been the back bone of any thin, fit, and healthy society. It has also been the main form of transportation since the beginning of time.
It is surprisingly powerful for weight loss
There are many benefits to walking such as helping with high cholesterol, mood, creativity, posture. However, if you are over 200 lbs. walking is a light and comforting way to move your blood, and muscles without hurting yourself.
Diets Don’t Work
You are an emotional being. You have past programs, you have a personal blueprint that is unique to you and only you. There is an underlying reason you can’t lose weight and it’s mainly emotional.
Our entire lives are made up of how we feel about things. What we like, don’t like. How we were treated as children, or recently.
Your weight loss journey isn’t scientific, it’s emotional just as you are.
Your body will not let you lose weight if it doesn’t want to be thin.
This is becoming more and more widely accepted as truth among doctors and scientist as thousands of people are seeing success with this concept.
Jon Gabriel is a pioneer in this thought process and has helped countless people lose hundreds of pounds.
After a lifetime of searching for the weight loss key, Jon discovered that diet is not the answer. He proceeded on his own personal search for what was the answer and succeeded at melting 220 lbs without diet or surgery. He just recently celebrated 10 years of successfully keeping it off and continues to teach people the same concept.
The bigger you are the more emotional blockages you have, preventing you from letting go of the weight.
Consider seriously looking into this. You have nothing to lose accept massive amounts of cumbersome weight.
I truly wish you a successful journey on your path to weight loss.
It is difficult to find quality information for people who have more weight to lose than the average 20 pounds. If you have any questions or concerns I would be more than happy to help direct you to finding proper answers.
Becoming debt free takes time, commitment and good habits! The things debt free people do are a way of life to them only because they have made them habits. We are not born winners with money and you can be debt free too if you follow these 9 things debt free people do all of the time in order to win with their money and stay away from debt!
1. Live On Less Than You Make
In a world of “Joneses” it can be hard to live within your means. Debt free people have mastered self-discipline in their belongings. By living within their means debt free people can manage their money to work for them, not be fighting against it. When we are satisfied with what we have we are content enough to not need to go buy things we don’t need, resulting in saving our money. Continue reading 9 Things Debt Free People Do That Will Change Your Life→
When you were young did you ever daydream in class about the wonderful things you were going to do and be when you “grew up?”
Were you going to change the world, but somehow the world sort of changed you? There were day’s you had no idea but it didn’t matter because you were too busy living the utmost careless life. Then one day you woke up to bills, appointments, jobs, class schedules, deadlines, relationship navigation, health scares…….responsibility.
Are you still waiting to be what you wanted when you “grew up?”
Life goes fast when we aren’t watching it pass.
Money flies out of our wallets when we aren’t telling it where to go
Relationships fade and die when we don’t nurture them.
Health deteriorates when it isn’t maintained or a priority.
Sadly, carefree timelessness and days of no responsibility come and go without ceremony. There is no threshold we pass into adulthood. It begins and evolves into itself. Sometimes we get lost in the transition.
We start out with dreams, goals, ambitions. Then we follow a crowd that is following each other, and we find ourselves in a grey mass of clones.
But we didn’t start out as clones. We were unique, our talents were different, and our dreams were our own.
You are still that child with a great future ahead of you. All you have to do is decided to turn around and go the other way, against the crowd of normal, and figure out……YOU!
My father used to say “if the crowd is going one way, always go the opposite, and you’ll be fine.”
This advice got more and more relevant as I got older even though he gave it to me as a child.
I would sit on my bed and loath being different, until one day my difference and ability to go against the crowd made me a unique commodity.
You were created to do something no one else can. You were not created to be like or do something someone else is doing or being. It’s super hard to figure out your special little something. It’s scary to create yourself and your life to look different than the successful people around you. It’s good to have role models that you want your life to look like, but you have to make your life yours.
You may have gone to college, gotten the degree, have the “responsibility” now. You probably silenced that little spark that makes you come alive long time ago. Shoving it far back because it would make waves or cause ripples. But if you were to be true to yourself and let yourself dream about it again you would have to admit it makes you come alive to think about those things, those far out almost impossible things that you want to do, have, and be when you “grow up.”
However, to be able to be true to who you are, why you were created, and live the best life you can you have to allow yourself to drink in the feelings you get when you do allow yourself to dream again.
You aren’t dead. You are living, breathing, evolving, changing, and becoming every minute of every day. You can change your current life today. It might not look different to the outside world tomorrow, but every flood begins with a drop of rain.
Go somewhere quiet and shut off all disturbances
Grab a notebook, journal, or pad and a pen
Sit and be with your own thoughts. For just a couple min let the silence wash over you, let your mind get out all those racing thoughts, and then let yourself start to picture what it really wants.
Start to take notes of what excites you. What makes you come alive. Is it the thought of money, freedom, helping others, traveling, creating something that has never been created?
Take note of the theme that your thoughts and emotions have, and you will begin to find your purpose
You might not get a concrete answer right away as to your life purpose, you might need to do this several times before you can really picture your life destiny. But I promise you will figure it out.
I truly believe there is no such thing as an accident in this world. I believe that you were created perfectly for this time, in your circumstances. No matter who you are, what your ability, and who you know, I believe that you were put here to make a great difference in YOUR world.
You will not only be the happiest you can be doing what you were meant to do, but you will leave a legacy the world would have been missing if you don’t!