Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Coaching, Advice and Helpful Suggestions Just a Call Away!

Coaching, Advice and Helpful Suggestions Just a Call Away!



What if you could pick up the phone and talk to someone about what you're dealing with...right NOW and without breaking the bank?

You don't have to leave your home or office to get coaching.

You can easily fit a session into your busy schedule.

You can get some helpful advice from someone who actually listens to you.

You speak with someone who is neutral; they aren't taking sides.

Now, remember, this is COACHING.  Coaching is NOT therapy or counseling.

As stated on LifeCoaching.com website:

"Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be."


Many life coaches offer affordable breakthrough sessions or discovery sessions.  I've offered them too.  It is a great way to start the coaching process.  I highly encourage it.



Let me know how I can help you today!

#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife
Joy

Monday, June 20, 2016

Becoming Confident in Who You Are

Becoming Confident in Who You Are


One of the things I am constantly working on, and help others to work on, is having CONFIDENCE in one's self.  It's not easy when the world seems hell bent on crushing you every chance it gets.

The thing is...confidence comes from within.  It can be boosted by outside sources, but the only person that can truly give you confidence, is YOU.

Even if the boss says you've done a good job.
Even if your friends love the hand-made gifts you make them.
Even if your customers or clients sing your praises.
Even if your kids think you are amazing.
Even if your partner or spouse supports you.

They haven't given you confidence.

They have given you encouragement, support, love...so that YOU can bring out the confidence within yourself.

Ever have a challenge you struggled with...like losing weight or earning a degree, raise or promotion...until you achieved it?

Who did it?  YOU!
How did that make you feel?  CONFIDENT!
Were you inspired to do something else, or help someone else?  YES...because you have confidence.

You earned it.

YOU.

Not your boss.
Not your friends.
Not your customers or clients.
Not your kids.
Not your spouse or partner.

You have the ability to be confident, within you.  You just need to tap into it.  You may need a little help.  Just like a child learning to ride a bike.  But, once you get balanced...away you go.

Go for it!

Reach out to me and book a discovery session today.
Let's get you moving on your path to happiness!

Joy
#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife

Friday, June 17, 2016

Why Wait?

Why Wait When You Know What You Want?


"I don't have the money."
"I don't have the time."
"I don't know if it's right."
"I don't know if it'll work."

Just STOP.  I've been there.  I get it.  It's FEAR.

Don't let FEAR rule you!

As a person who has to think everything out, then still makes a boat load of mistakes...I can honestly say, JUST DO IT.

The time will NEVER be right.

Waiting for the money, the time, the people, the things...all just holding you up from having what you want.  Why wait?

It's not something you can just switch on/off but you sure as hell can work on it.  Starting NOW.

Go out and DO something right now.

Your Life is an Occasion; Rise to it!



Reach out to me and book a discovery session today.
Let's get you moving on your path to happiness!

Joy
#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself


That small voice in your head...
That nagging feeling in your heart...
That sinking feeling in your belly...
or
That peaceful feeling in your soul...
That calm, sweet peace that overtakes you...
That smile that comes pure happiness...

Good or bad...you need to trust yourself.

There's a reason you feel what you do, think what you do.

Whether it's a relationship with a loved one...
...business venture...
...career change...
...relocation...
...anything.

That feeling is there for a reason.  If someone tells you that you are crazy, don't let it phase you.

You may not be 100% right....

...but, you're not 100% wrong either.

I follow these feelings in the direction they urge me to go.  Then, I evaluate and take action.

Just a little thought for the day.

Your life is an occasion; RISE to it my friend.

<3

Joy

Let me know how I can help you today!

#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife

Joy

Monday, June 6, 2016

Everyone Wants to Feel Significant

Everyone Want to Feel Significant


To feel loved
To feel needed
To feel appreciated
To feel helpful
To feel like they matter
To feel like what they do, matters

We just all have different ways of going about achieving that feeling.

Some people find it in their career.
Some people find it in their fitness efforts.
Some people find in in their wealth.
Some people find it in charity.
Some people find it in volunteering.
Some people find it in addiction(s).
Some people find it in other people.

And, over your lifetime, there is a good chance that where you find your signifigance will change or evolve.

As a child, you may have found it in your schooling or friends.
As an adult, you may find it in your career or family.

It's not always healthy, or wise, the way that we achieve that feeling of importance.  But, at the time, it fills a need.  Once you realize that there are other ways to fulfill that need, you are free to move from the unhealthy, on to something healthier.

For example, a person who struggles with drugs or alcohol, in their mind, has found a way of feeling significant.  It could be the physical feeling, the emotional release, the lack of fear or restrictions, maybe even the person they become.

Going through counseling or therapy, they will be given the opportunity to find other ways to achieve the feelings they seek, without the use of dangerous substances.  It will become a win-win situation because they will be able to better take care of themselves AND still have a way to achieve that feeling of importance.  Of course, it's not as easy as just switching gears.  Depending on the person's needs, there may be other methods that are required to help them achieve the desired result.

You need to feel significant, don't you?
I know I DO.

I share my thoughts, insights, inspiring words....to help others.  Because that is what makes me feel significant.  Needed.  

If you struggle with this concept, I'd love to hear from you.  Maybe I can give you some insight to help you.

Understand this:  YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Your life is an occasion; rise to it my friend.


Reach out to me and book a discovery session today.
Let's get you moving on your path to happiness!

Joy
#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife

Sunday, June 5, 2016

I'm Free to Be What I Want

"I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."
~Muhammad Ali

That man was truly amazing.  There was so much wisdom and not even acknowledging his boxing career (which was phenomenal), but just on the man and the life he led, the words and actions he demonstrated...truly the GREATEST.

I want to ask you right now, what will people say about you?  Are you living a life that serves others?  Are you sharing your gifts?  Your talents?  Are you telling the truth, without worrying about what people will say?  

Too many of us just skate through our lives hoping to not rock the boat, not cause a problem, not disappoint anyone.

Let me ask you a question:  What do you think Ali's life would have looked like if he'd just did as he was told, never spoke out, never questioned anyone, never took strides to be exactly who he knew he was meant to be?

You may not be the greatest athlete of all the time.

BUT...will you strive to become the greatest YOU?

That's what he did.  

Think about it my friend.

Then...go DO something about it.  DO something that you know damn well you should be doing.  Become the person you know you are supposed to be.

Can't wait to read your comments!  Share them below.

Your Life is an Occasion; Rise to it my friend.

Joy

Let me know how I can help you today!

#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife
Joy

Monday, May 30, 2016

What It Takes to Create a Life You Love





What I believe it takes to create a life you love is decide what you want, commit to doing what it takes and be willing to seek help when you need it.

In order to create a life you love, you need to CHOOSE to do so.  You must make the choices yourself, otherwise you won’t be able to stick to the plan.  Too many of us seek answers from outside of ourselves.  We look to friends, family, co-workers, significant others, competitors, social media and so on, for a clue as to what we want.  When, in reality, you already know what you want.  Deep down, you have strong desires, big dreams, hopes, aspirations; you know what you want but maybe you fear not achieving it.

So, what do you want?  Write out every single you want, no matter how big or how small it is.  Do you want to find your soulmate, have a child, change careers, move into a new home, work less but make more money…what do YOU want?

See, I have a list of things I want.  And perhaps, just like you, I dream of living a life that is different than what I see right now.  And maybe, like you, I occasionally let obstacles get in the way and tell myself that I can’t have what I want.  

Until I take a step back and realize that I’m not happy.  I’m not fulfilled.  I’m not living my life with a purpose or passion.  Sometimes, those outside influences are kind of helpful, because they cause a reality check.  

When a friend says that they feel bad for me because of all the strife and stress I’ve been under, it makes me stop and think, “Well, if they can see it, maybe then it’s time to do something differently.”


That’s when you set a new chain of events in motion.  That is when shit needs to get real.  I’m in control of MY life; more specifically, my actions, reactions, plans, decisions, etc.  I may not be able to control the things around me, but I sure as hell can take control over the things that I do each and every day.

So, then we go to the list.  Take each thing and reflect on it a bit.  How can I make this become a reality?  What step can I take TODAY to move in that direction.  Because action leads to progress, you see.  And progress is moving forward.  For example, I will become a six-figure income earner by the end of this year (see the wording? It’s important. WILL is intentionally).  So, what action steps can I take TODAY to move me int hat direction?  Create a new program?  Connect with new clients?  Offer freebies to get my ideal clients attention?  Yep, these are all things I can do to make progress towards my goal.

Now, it’s liberating to get started but the key here is to continue forward.  Consistency is crucial.  Every single day, I need to do some work that will take me in the direction I want to go.  It’s not enough to make a choice to get started, but you have to plug away every single day.  Keep doing the actions needed to get where you want to go.  AND, make sure you adjust, each day, accordingly.  Something didn’t work yesterday, try it again today, but tweak it a little if needed.  Just keep moving forward.

I’m not great with consistency.  I admit it.  Taking vitamins, working out, blogging, etc.  BUT, I recognize it and try to do what I can to change that.  Set an alarm on my phone to do a task at a certain time every single day until it becomes habit.  Because in the long run, I WANT THE RESULTS that will come from consistent action.  I CRAVE the results.  I DESERVE the results.
Don’t YOU????

Also, seeking help when needed is a tough, but important element.  If you can’t do something, you need to reach out and find someone who IS doing it successfully AND is willing to help you.  It can be mundane things like paying bills, answering emails, picking up the dry cleaning…or as big as marketing and advertising, accounting, hiring employees or whatever, for your business.

So, I believe that it takes decision, commitment, action, consistency and seeking out help; to create a life you love.  What about you?

Your life is an occasion my friend. Rise to it!


Reach out to me and book a discovery session today.
Let's get you moving on your path to happiness!

Joy
#LoveMyLife
#LoveYourLife

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What Are You Grateful For?

What Are You Grateful For?


One of the best daily workouts I have EVER done was my gratitude journal.  Every single day, I would write down 15 things I was grateful for.

Did you know there are actually scientific articles about the benefits of being grateful?

Here's one of these articles:  CLICK HERE 

It is such a small task, that barely takes any time.  But, the rewards are GINORMOUS.

Gratitude changes the way you look at life.
Gratitude opens the door to blessings.
Gratitude blesses the people around you.
Gratitude helps your physical and mental health.

Gratitude is one of the simplest, yet most beneficial tasks you will ever experience.

I am grateful for so many things, including readers like you, that enjoy my blog posts.

Here's a daily exercise for you.  Every morning, before you get out of bed, take some deep breaths and say out loud 10 things you are grateful for.

There is no "right" or "wrong" way to do it, just do it your way.  But, do it.  You won't regret it, I promise.


Thank YOU for being here.  You are on my gratitude list, every day.

Make it a great day; you deserve it!



~Joy~

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day!!


I confess, I didn't wear a speck of green this year.  And, I'm not having corned beef and cabbage tonight.  I'm not having green beer, green eggs or anything else green at all.

I've been so focused on my loved ones, my business and my work lately, that I didn't even think about being festive.

Booooooo...

I know, I know.  But, in all reality, I don't need an "excuse" or a holiday to celebrate my heritage.  Yes, I'm part Irish.  And English.  And...not sure what else, to be honest.  LOL

EVERY day is a day to celebrate life.  To live on purpose and with intention,  To set goals and strive to achieve them.

EVERY day is a day to be kissed.

EVERY day is a day to be grateful.

EVERY day is a day to remember where your family came from.

EVERY day is a day to celebrate all the blessings you have.

EVERY day is a day to make some green, too.  :)

I wish you all abundance and blessings on this festive day.

AND...


May you always have work for your hands to do. 
May your pockets hold always a coin or two. 
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane. 
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain. 
May the hand of a friend always be near you. 
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Make it a great day, you deserve it!

~Joy~