Goal Setting For The “Fizzler”- How to Stick to Your Goals

You've been here, many times, in fact you've been here once every 365 days. It's that time of year when the clock and calendar give you the idea, "Oh, well now that it's one minute past the last year I better get started on this year's goals." There's nothing wrong with that. In fact I woke up this morning and felt a shift in my energy that I wanted to set some goals as well. After all if we don't have goals we don't really know where we're going. And I love this quote (can't remember who it's by) If you have vague goals you'll end up with vague results. But for the calendar to determine your goal setting and letting it determine your commitment is not realistic. In fact it's estimated that only 8% of those that set new year's resolutions actually find success. There is another statistic that says 49% of those that set new year's resolutions find infrequent success. This...
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In Every Season

In Every Season

My heart is troubled, or maybe it's my mind. I won't speak in generalities, because I can only give you my experience. Hopefully you can relate. Being a young mother with goals, dreams, and high career aspirations is tough. For me I'm 7 months pregnant. I have a fabulous husband and 4.5 year old, and I want what seems like the moon. I want to be a stalwart woman and have financial success while helping millions of people overcome their limiting beliefs. The fire grows within me every day, and I often forget I'm pregnant. Until I don't and I start to panic. I remember my first. I was a mess. I was a hot mess. Learning how to care for my son while caring for myself, my husband, my home, and my day job all while battling loopy hormones was overwhelming, and I fell into a state of depression. Part of me is worried that I want too much while in...
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How Indecision Sabotages Success

How Indecision Sabotages Success

I can remember the first time I felt "pressure" deciding. I was four years old. My sisters and I had walked to the nearest convenient store, and I was debating between getting a toy or a candy. I only had $2 in my pocket. Which was a lot to me, and I couldn't choose both, but I wanted both. I wanted the baby doll and the sweet taste of the hardtack candy. I couldn't decide. Each were equally "good." My sister came to find me and tell me to, "Hurry up! We're leaving." I tried to tell her I couldn't decide, but she left in a huff before I could open my mouth, and I immediately felt stressed. I felt like I would never be able to decide, and now I had to make a choice. My heart pounded, I began to breathe faster, I began to feel hot inside,  and I still couldn't decide which one was better. My sister came...
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Confusion Will Not Win The Day

Confusion Will Not Win The Day

Confusion is one of resistance's favorite tools. I'm convinced of this fact, because I'm seeing in my personal and professional life right now. In the book War of Art resistance is what we feel when we embark on our life's mission in the arts. In my case this would be speaking for a living and becoming an author. The alternate force, the "Dark Side" if you will, the unseen power that throws your brain for a loop and tries to poke your heart to death with the dullest stick until you weep with tears of "help me" written all over them; that's resistance. Back in May I lost my day job. You know the one with  the steady income, flexiblish hours, total independence, and the one that let me stay at home and raise my son for the past 5 years. The safety net. When if I "failed" at speaking or network marketing it would be okay because I had a day...
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The Necessity of Connecting

The Necessity of Connecting

Feeling alone is possibly the most destructive feeling we can allow ourselves to believe is true.  Your feelings are not facts or truth. The truth is that you are never alone. I rarely speak in absolutes, but in this case there are no exceptions.  So let me say it again, "You are never alone." Whether you believe at this time in a higher power or not; whether you believe at this time that you are just a body here on earth aimlessly going through life; whether you believe that no one cares, or you have zero connection with others, the truth is that all you need to do to start on the path of connecting is to start hoping. Hope drives out sadness. Sadness is what we normally feel when we feel "alone." You may also experience anger, but anger is a secondary emotion to the base emotion of sadness. You're sad you're in a particular situation so you act out in...
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Present Yourself Three Key Elements Training Synopsis

Present Yourself Three Key Elements Training Synopsis

Last week my life changed. I've been wondering how some pieces of this puzzle are to fit together and I must say that Present Yourself, by Three Key Elements, helped me find and place those puzzle pieces. I went with one question. "How do I know what my message is, and how do I make money at speaking?" The whole first 3 hours of the first day was on how to find your message. How to get clear on a problem, stir up the passion, find a solution, and then there's your message. I came with tons of solutions, but I was challenged to get in touch with the problem. Then I would be more relatable and in touch with my audience. I was a little hesitant to go to the training because it was four days long, but I must say that on the 4th day I was wishing there was one more session.  What's even more important than the content...
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Days When You’re Down – How to Move Past Adversity

Days When You’re Down – How to Move Past Adversity

  There are days when you're down; there are days when you're up; there are days in between that just make you feel yuck. Through all the cloudiness we wander around just waiting for our life's purpose to be-found. There's a longing for our heart to leap, skip, and jump abound. There are paths we can choose; there are invites we loose; if we never bother to put on our go-get'er shoes. Staying in one place is not good for your soul, you'll wind up regretting, fretting, and sweating. You're meant to, "get'er done." We weren't made for  withering, shrinking, or dying like you're over-run. Look for solutions, look for bright lights, look for anything that gives you flight. Get'er done, take one step then two... and you'll begin to notice that it's not in the shoe. It's your heart that is  moving you forward. It keeps you from turning around and running back to your hole. That drive, that push, to be, to have, and do; that's...
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Winter Home School Conference Key Note Speaking for Youth

Winter Home School Conference Key Note Speaking for Youth

I had a blast at the winter home school conference held at Weber State University this past weekend! I've never been exposed to such wonderful youth!  I was invited to speak at the conference, and was I excited. Course it's my passion to speak, but to speak for youth that's the cherry on top of a cold banana sundae with whip cream and nuts... yes I'm craving some ice-cream right now. haha. I arrived at the conference and spent all day there networking and getting my name out to the vendors there, and every now and again I'd ask the youth if they were choosing to come hear me speak. My favorite was when they said, "Oh You're Brittany the one who played football? Yes I'm coming to your class."  They had all week to choose the classes  they would attend that day, and I loved how they chose me! I was overwhelmingly excited before my class started; I even got the...
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