Article Written By Trilby Johnson
“Mind what you are saying, especially about and to yourself.
Because you always tend to believe it.”
– Trilby Johnson
Mindset, is all about the stories we tell ourselves as well as what motives us when making the decisions and taking the actions we do. Our mindset consists of belief systems that we learn as children and that will inform much of our lives as adults. Beliefs are the mental building blocks we have that help us to make sense of the world around us and which many use to draw meaning about their lives from. Mindset is important because it fuels our attitudes and the way it which we respond to situations and other people and it helps us to form habits.
For much of our lives, we operate from these conscious and subconscious mindsets. Depending on the quality of the predominant mindset however, as we go through different life stages, situations and experiences, a specific mindset which may have been suitable and effective beforehand, no longer offers the most appropriate results and outcomes and may require reassessment and updating to something new.
Sounds straightforward for sure. Yet many people struggle with this. Firstly, because these mindsets are often operating on a subconscious level as well as being habitual and automatic behaviours and responses. And so whilst a person may really desire to change a specific belief and attitude, they may experience resistance. For instance, a person who lacks self-confidence may desire to feel more confident. And so they may choose to believe they are more confident and there may even be an improvement in their confidence levels – like the ‘fake it till you make it’ slogan. This may work for a while. However, faking it will not be sustainable for very long and often the older more habitual mindset can pull them down. This is the reason that in my opinion and experience, positive affirmations can only take someone so far, before there needs to be another shift to the next level.
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To experience mindset in an evergreen way, there is more to mindset than mere beliefs. They are indeed the building blocks to how we choose to function in the world. Yet humans are also sentient beings and so much of our prioritizing is based on our value system, which is the foundation of our building blocks. This aspect is often overlooked when it comes to wanting to install new belief patterns. The reason, in my experience, that there can be so much resistance is because when our values and our beliefs are not in alignment, we experience resistance and feel that we have to force or struggle in life.
Our values are a set of core principles that we use in making decision across our lives and are based on importance and need. Not to be confused with your beliefs, which are basically assumptions that we take to be true. Tension can arise when two important values come into play and create a feeling of conflict, when it comes to making important decisions. For instance, whether to stay in a job that is no longer satisfying and boring for security reasons and because that’s how it’s been there for years. Or go for a new job or lifestyle where it would be possible to express more creativity and independence, although it’s risking financial security.
In a case like this, there may be several conflicting beliefs, feelings and circumstances that need to be managed. More often than not, a person can feel pulled in different directions and this makes choosing the correct mindset and attitude challenging. Values come from the heart and beliefs come from the head. So the challenge is finding a happy medium that makes resetting our minds easier.
To do this, prioritizing and updating your values is very important because situations and options are changing all the time, as we grow and expand. Here’s an example! A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be happier and healthier and release the struggle that seem to always appear. So I sat down and did an evaluation and prioritization of my values. One of my top three priorities was ‘security’. Imagine my astonishment when I realized that happiness and health were not even in my top 10! So I had to shift my beliefs around ‘being safe’ and looking at ‘happiness and health’ in a new way. This change in priorities and values, helped me shift my thinking and establish a new mindset, that incorporated all of these values.
Here is a short exercise to help you identify your top 10 core values are:
Sit down and write down the first things that come to mind that are important to you in your life. (If you need examples of values, just google values and you can find lists to draw from.)
- Rank them from 1 to 10 with 1 being the most important and 10 the least.
- Then ask yourself if these are still valid for you?
- Are these values truly your own?
- When sorted, ask if there are any ‘new’ values that you wish to add? Add and rank them.
- Reflect on what has come up and also write down any of the beliefs that may have popped up. For example, health depends on genetic make-up; or if I am happy people will think I am selfish etc.
- If the values identified are not in your top 10, I invite you to add them in. Then sit back and watch what shows up.
- Repeat often.
Actively participating in setting our values, helps to prioritize and activate them in both the conscious and subconscious mind. This dynamic is what fuels a powerful and positive intention, attitude and mindset. Having a valuable mindset, requires adding value to our lives and ensuring when and how our mindset serves us best as we grow and expand.
Much Love, Trilby
p.s. Would you like a great resource of original inspiration to support shifting your thinking? My book ‘A-Ha Moments’ is available online and will support you in having your own a-ha moments.
Trilby Johnson is an Author, Speaker and Body Energy Alchemist. She supports conscious and forward-thinking individuals to move from pain to resolution by resolving the core imbalances that destabilize and limit them, leaving them stuck in the muck of trauma and pain. When they connect the essence of who they truly are, they realize and align with their full potential and live happy, healthy and successful lives, on their own terms.
Article Written By Donna Davis
Can you do it? Can you really look at yourself in the mirror? Not a passing glance to check your teeth, your hair or your outfit. I’m talking about looking directly into your eyes.
This may not be an easy feat. Some might say it’s actually ridiculous. My question is Why? Why is so odd to take a few minutes, look directly into your own eyes and send yourself some loving, happy thoughts? Maybe even some gratitude?
With all you do, manage and juggle, why is it that you seem to be last on your list for a good word or a smile – just for YOU?
Why have we become so complacent with the fact that so many others have opinions about and expectations of us that we have very little to no time to show our own selves some kindness?
Is it really so hard to find one good thing to say about yourself-to yourself?
When was the last time that you checked in with how you were feeling? REALLY feeling. Not the superficial day-to-day, mundane, autopilot response or routine?
Do you have a minute or two just for you? Is it really all that difficult? Seriously. 60 seconds. You can try almost anything for 60 seconds.
I dare you! I dare you to set a timer, look into your own eyes and say –in an honest, meaningful way, one kind truth about yourself and share a smile with the most important person in your life-YOU!
This may seem strange at first or even uncomfortable. Instead of questioning why you should be kind to yourself, why not question why you haven’t been. What has gotten in the way? What has beaten you down? When did time become such a limited resource and how did YOU get taken out of the equation? What has you so distracted that is seemingly more important than you?
Have we allowed ourselves to get so caught up in pleasing others or wanting their approval that we have starved ourselves from our own attention and priority? It has been so easy for dream stealers and bullies to wear us down to the point of our very self-esteem being on the endangered list. Most of the time its subliminal, cultural and very social. Its all over the internet. Do you measure up? Are you good enough? How much multitasking can you do? How many hours can you put in? Can you dress like them or act like her or fit in with all the Jones’ that are left, right and center? After a while, this can have you wondering “Which way is up!?”
This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s time to reconnect. Find the you that has always been there. The you that needs time and attention and love. Learn to be there for you. Even when not many others are or can be. We are all trying to fit in, get ahead, do the best we can. Most times it’s a struggle and takes a lot out of us. What is left inside?
Take a look. Look into those tired, weary eyes and somewhere behind all that doubt and fear and pain – is the vulnerable, beautiful you that has been waiting –waiting for you to take notice- to spare a moment or two and a kind word- and a smile. Nothing extravagant. Something so simple and meaningful. Something so special and necessary that it can actually be magical! It can work wonders to build your self-esteem back up to somewhere higher than it has ever been, higher than you thought possible. It’s time to love yourself again – or even for the first time. You matter. You are worth it. You have been waiting. Waiting for permission, for approval for the very love than you need and have been seeking elsewhere. Very rarely do we find it so completely and easily from outside of ourselves. We try over and over again in vain until we finally realize it has been inside us all along. It’s time to connect with that, to pay attention to that, to smile at that.
It’s not too late. You can be your own best friend, your own best cheerleader, your own best ally. It’s what the very essence of you needs. Can you be the one to provide it for yourself?
So, can you do it? Can you really look at yourself in the mirror? I think you can. If it’s hard for you to do at first you can use the virtual smile that I’m sending to you right now. Keep it somewhere safe, perhaps in your heart. And whenever you can’t seem to find one of your own, remember that you have a spare one that I sent over to you. Take good care of it, match it with your own and then you will have two, just in case you have a rough day. And while I’m thinking about it…here…have a hug. The next time that you look in the mirror- bring out the smile and the hug and you’ll be sure to have a better day! 🙂
Much Love, Donna xx
About Donna Davis:
As The Menopause Fairy I now help other women fine tune their lives as they discover their “A-HA MOMENTS” and discover happiness and pursue their true purpose. Over the years I have had the honor and privilege of helping women all over the world get clear on their dreams and goals while helping and supporting them as they found their balanced hormonal health and peace. Find out more at: http://themenopausefairy.com/
When it comes to selling in your business, it really is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics that lead to building a foundation of raving followers who turn into paying clients. Gone are the days of cold-calling and knocking on doors. Human beings work through emotion and everything we do—or buy—is based on how it makes us feel.
We buy from those we know and trust. You know yourself when a service does not live up to the standards we were promised, we then feel disappointed and upset. We feel cheated after parting with our hard-earned cash to pay for those goods or services.
To sell successfully through social media takes practice, but once you have mastered the skills and have incorporated them into your life on a daily basis it becomes effortless. You then begin to construct a strong foundation of raving fans and this leads to creating amazing relationships and leadership influence within your following. This leadership influence leads you to attract people and opportunities that you would never have experienced before.
I thought if at least I give you some useful information in one place (in this blog) at hand you could not fail and by using this advice along the way you will adopt this effective communication that will help you boost your engagement and save you wasting hours on stuff that is not working!
Remember you are a business owner and you are here to do business not babysit the excuse makers who cannot see the value in what you are offering. You want to be working with those who are serious about change in their lives and business and growing yours. I am going to give you 3 great pointers in growing your social media presence and engagement:
1, Create content that triggers engagement from people:
Don’t get caught up in posting all about yourself, this journey is about how you can help others. Create content that will spark engagement, conversation and you gaining comments from your following. It’s not about creating content that they will just like or share, this about developing meaningful relationships with them so that you have a solid ground of clients and referrals from others.
2, Really start to understand what is going on in your follower’s mind!
It seems to have become the over powering norm of creating chaos in our Facebook newsfeeds with one sponsored advert after another of “Download my PDF” or “”Sign up for my free 4 part video series where I teach you how to earn 6 figures in 6 weeks” this is completely choking the heck out of a Facebook follower. People do NOT come to Facebook to buy, they come to engage socially, watch videos that interest them and connect with people around the world. Buying is not the main frame of their mind and this is why it irritates the pants off people! How do I know? That is because when I see 20+ ads on Facebook each day and I actually take the time to read the comments left under the advert because this tells you EXACTLY how your follower thinks! This will open your eyes wide to see the overwhelm that can happen in an everyday newsfeed.
3, Focus on building relationship first:
Focusing on building rleationships first will really help you build a deeper and more meaninful relationship with your clients. If you actually work from a place of humanity, love and care about the people you work with then do place relationship first! Get to know the people who follow you, have conversations in your comments thread. Ask them open ended questions in your posts so that you get to know more about them. Don’t talk about you first, ask them about themselves, what they do, if they have children, are they married? So that it starts to fetch this person to life like the human being they really are.
There is more to somebodies life then just Fascebook, and by learning and chatting to your followers more and creating content that strikes engagment first, you will build more powerful and deeper relationships. Plus, further down the road of your relationship if they do choose to purchase a service from you, then at least you can serve them better from the information you too the time to learn in the first place.
It’s time to see selling for what it really is in the online industry! If people preffer to sell to you 80% of the time rather then just ask you how your day is then maybe humanity is missing out of the equation here?
Have an awesome Tuesday and I really hope these points help you on your selling journey!
Much Love & Appreciation
No matter how much it hurts, no matter how many times I have to pull myself out of the pit and drag myself up by my finger nails. No matter how painful the journey is, I WILL NEVER give in to him.
Him as in the darkness, You will most likely use the name ego, doubt, darkness, sub-conscious mind, hag in the attic. Well, whatever you like to call the voice in the back of your mind it sure is a bloody battle to keep on growing, to keep on going to improve yourself every day.
The battle between good and evil that goes on day in day out on this planet. You, the human, which is one of God’s highest forms of creation is used within this battle. Your darkness tries to control you, squash your dreams and talk you out of ever doing anything amazing because the fear takes over.
Don’t let it! You are far stronger then you can even begin to understand. You have the strength within you to fight the battle and come out stronger than before, however, that is just what it is, it’s a battle. An upward battle to come through each storm of growth because the comfort zone/darkness/ego HATES it when you succeed or create something that changes humanity for the better.
Why? Because it feels threatened that humanity will all stand together and completely destroy negativity. You see humanity is starting to fight back and take its power of freedom back. More and more people all across the world are starting to work on themselves, more and more people have the thirst for personal-growth each and every day. Slowly a blanket of love, respect and gratitude is starting to sweep across the world. Give it 10 years and there will be more people working on themselves every day to fight the ego/darkness than there is right now, and every 10 years after that it will increase.
It will then be passed down from generations to come and legacies will start to sweep over the nation and mindsets will be completely different to what they are now.
Is personal growth a constant battle?
YES! It is, but do you know what is worse? Sitting in your rocking chair at the age of 85 and looking at your grandchildren and telling them all the things you didn’t do with your life. I don’t know about you? But when I get to that age I still want to be travelling and speaking just like Bob Proctor! Still changing lives and have a huge pool of knowledge to share with every generation across the world.
Every time we reach another level of understanding, or we are about to reach another level of success. The ego/darkness HATES IT! So we are tested and the storm comes. That storm could be a battle of doubt, a testing moment, or it could be a way of testing your weaknesses or spiritual principles. So you have to be prepared and you have to be willing to accept that the storm is coming.
If you stay the course of the battle, either with your mind, or experience. Just keep your faith in knowing that on the other side of that battle or storm there is an amazing experience waiting for you.
You just have to ride the storm and win the battle first!
Have a wonderful Thursday,
Much Love & Appreciation
Hey My Friend,
How are you? How is your week shaping up so far? I hope you are rocking them goals and taking action towards them dreams!
Last week I sent out a newsletter to The Missing Piece Magazine readers to let them know about our awesome news!
That news is that we are extending our interactive team and opening up 3 spots for 3 rock stars to become a part of The Missing Piece Interactive team. Two amazing ladies joined the team last week and so we still have 1 position available.
Could this be you? If you think you qualify for this awesome position then don’t hesitate to hit this link here and it will send you to our application form.
The chosen lucky candidate that qualifies to become the brand new member of The Missing Piece Magazine Interactive team will have a double page spread every month in the magazine for ONLY $49.99 each month ( the usual price $3,000 to advertisers) which includes the benefit of video. You will become a part of an extended network of coaches from all across the world with a network that expands to over 100,000 people and you will have the opportunity of appearing on a future cover of the magazine!!
YES! You read that right! You WILL be a future cover girl/guy! Which is a FANTASTIC way to advertise your service.
The Missing Piece Magazine is a free magazine and our content is filled with highly sought after training, coaches, and content. Which means you have the chance to be presented to a “highly targeted” audience. The Missing Piece Magazine subscribers and network grows more GLOBALLY every day! So, don’t miss this awesome opportunity to be a part of something amazing! Especially when we sell the above two packages in our media kit to advertisers for $8,000!!
The question now remains: Are you the rock star we are looking for? If you think you qualify then don’t hesitate to hit this link and be directed over to our application form.
GOOD LUCK! I hope to see you on the other side!
Much Love & Appreciation
This week on The Missing Piece Magazine Facebook page I asked the question:
What one thing would you love to have more of in your life right now?
An answer that seemed to be repeated a few times from biz owners was: Clients
So in this blog post and in a Facebook live video that I will host on Monday 12th June, I thought this would be a great topic to share and really help you on your way to building your business online and gaining them clients you deserve. Let’s start with 5 great pointers of how you can gain more clients in your own business.
1.Creating great content: This my friend is a MUST to enable your followers to build a relationship with you. People buy from you when they have got to know you. They won’t just give their hard earned cash within 2 minutes of knowing you. You have to build a client base through respect and relationship building and the only way to build them relationships is to create content that motivates, inspires and triggers people to engage. From there you can chat, find out more about each other and build an element of trust between you and potential clients. If you are just hoping clients will knock on your door, then your in for a longgggg wait!
2.Create a platform: This could be through podcasting, blogging, radio show, Ebooks, published print books. I teach people how to go from zero investment to have a best-selling book on Amazon in 90 days!) So with the printed books, there is no excuse! However, you choose to build that platform always stick to rule #1 and that includes GREAT content that actually HELPS people.
3. Learn social media marketing and sales: It’s time to step forward in 2017 and understand that we live in a social media/technology world and the way people communicate, market and sell is completely different to like it was in 1983. So learning the skills you need to enable you to sell digitally to gain them clients is a must! Start learning Facebook marketing, Facebook ad training, selling online and technical skills that will enable you to run a business better online and close sales to build your client base.
4. Shift your focus: Rather than focusing on the lack of clients you don’t have, focus on the clients you do have. By giving so much love and attention to what you have already will expand right in front of your eyes befoe you know it. When you focus on “the lack” of something it’s really saying you don’t appreciate what you already have, and if you don’t appreciate what you already have it will be taken from you. Be a faithful servant and place all your love, guidance and attention into your clients now and what you are faithful with multiples!
5. Referrals: Look at where you can create a referral program for the clients you have now. There is no better way to gain more clients than to send your already die hard fans out into the world armed with a referral link/program and them telling all their friends on social media about their real life experience with you and how you changed their life. Real life testimonies sell products/services a whole lot better than any marketing on the planet! When it comes from the person who’s life it has changed, this stamps a whole new meaning for you as a business owner/coach.
I hope the 5 points above really start to shift your focus or plant some seeds into your mind this weekend on how you can really bring more clients to your business. I will see you on Monday on The Missing Piece Magazine Facebook page with a live Facebook video at 11:30 am EST time to go a bit further into detail about these 5 points.
Until then have a wonderful weekend and I will see you Monday!
Asking for payment can be so difficult when you are a new business owner. You feel guilty for asking for the money you have worked for and now asking the client to pay feels somewhat difficult and you feel guilty for taking the money from them.
Why do we feel like that? And how can we get around this so we feel better in the long run, and get paid on time? In this blog, I am going to really break down the feelings of that guilt and give you a few tips, plus some message guide templates that you can place in your messages/emails to clients if you need them.
Let’s start with the guilty feeling, why do we feel guilty when we ask for money?
All business owners feel nervous, anxious or not very confident of taking money from somebody at some stage in their lives. Especially if it’s a new program you are launching or you are a new coach on the scene. Yes, it can be nerve-wracking, but what you do need to consider is first writing your payment rules of what you will tolerate in business and what you won’t.
You really don’t want to come across to any potential client like a push over, so having them boundaries in place before you even take on your first client is going to lay the foundations of the service you provide. The guilty feeling is because you care and feel like you are taking away something from them and if you are hearing “I just can’t afford it” well this plays on your heart strings and you accept what they are saying to you.
1) You MUST start believing in yourself that you are indeed worth every penny that your service delivers. You provide a service and if that person is not going to pay you up front or in a payment plan with the first payment up front, then they really cannot be so serious about wanting your service or needing the change you provide. Move on to the next person that is serious and will pay you and save yourself pulling your hair out.
2) Pre-write all your “asking for payment” messages and emails and keep them in a word document so you can just copy and paste and send. If you are new to all of this online business stuff, then this will keep your doubt and guilt from winning. Creating emails/messages that are planned ahead of time, beats the guilt by you just copying and pasting and send without a 2nd thought.
What if you have no clue what to write in the first place?
1) There is many ways to communicate, the right way, and the wrong way. By doing it the right way, it’s more effective and will get the outcome you want.
2) Here are some templates to copy and paste and keep for yourself (YES! Really, take them!)
Good morning (name of person), I hope you are very well this morning, thank you so much for placing your trust in me to help you with (whatever solution you give) I am so excited to get started with you. Please do let me know your email address to send out my invoice. I really look forward to our future journey together.
Have an amazing rest of your day!
Good morning (name of person),
I hope you are very well today, I am so looking forward to getting started with our project. So that we can start to move forward and make the magic in your life happen, please do let me know your email address to send out my invoice. I really look forward to our future journey together.
Have an amazing rest of your day!
Take both these templates and tweak to your heart desires and keep them placed on a word document and use them time and time again.
Asking is a skill, which takes practice and like a muscle in our bodies we have to build that muscle over time so that it becomes strong. Along with this asking skill needs to come the belief that you truly are worth the service you provide.
Lastly, let’s tackle when clients don’t pay you and keep making excuses not to pay you on payment plans, now what do you do?
This goes back to start of this blog and your rules, boundaries and placing strong foundations down, to begin with, and placing them all in your terms and agreements on your website, or in your contracts.
Let the rules be known before you set out to work together, that you will add late payment fees of anything from $49.99+ after 7 days of the payment not being paid, then a late payment every 5 days after that and when it gets to 28 days still without payment, then it goes straight to collections and you no longer deal with it. A collection company chases down the payment for you with a high risk of that client developing a black mark on their credit score.
You went into business to provide a service, a solution and to help people. If people are unable to stick to your boundaries then there is a lack of appreciation there from that person and you deserve better.
Stay strong, keep them feet of yours on the ground and know you are worth every penny you charge!
I hope this helps you today, have a wonderful Wednesday and make it your best day yet!
“The worse thing about success? Is a little bit”
When I first heard that said to me I was like huh? What does that mean? “The worse thing about success? Is a little bit” what??? What could that possibly mean???. Now 6 years later I totally get it! And it’s so true.
The worse thing about success? Is a little bit, to some people anyway. Suddenly they turn into somebody who leaves their humility behind, appreciation of who got them there in the first place and end up broke. I don’t just mean cash broke, I mean health, spiritually and emotionally broke too.
If you think chasing success will get you anywhere think again, it won’t. I know, I use to be one of them, people! I had a lot more to learn and a lot more to experience before my feet finally stayed grounded. Plus, I had to stop acting like a spoilt brat and live by the rules of what was placed on this planet 4,000 years ago by its creator before I could finally see where I had been going wrong for so long.
Fame chasers leave behind all appreciation for others, feel like their better than others and run away from responsibilities and completely forget that they are just a normal human being like the rest of us. The only way to get outrageous success in the marketplace is if you do things right! If you are hard working, respectful, loving, caring and appreciative. Which all comes into the stewardship principles.
If you have never heard of the stewardship principles and you run a business or a company, then now maybe is the time to get to know them. Maybe this blog is what you just need to fetch your attention to them so that you yourself do not end up burnt out, fed up and chasing a dream that seems to move further away from you at every corner you turn.
The stewardship principles have been around for 4,000 years, are simple, powerful and strict spiritual principles that gain results if you use them and MEAN them. They will not work with a divided heart and MUST come from a place of 100% meaning and not because you think you need to do them in order to get what you want.
I will take you through 3 of the stewardship principles in this blog post, but I would consider checking them all out and really learning them and adding them to your business and life to gain results you never thought possible.
Proverbs 13:15 “The way of the unfaithful is hard”
You being 100% honest and teaching, serving or providing service from complete integrity will keep you transparent in everything you do and have people loving you for it. If customers and followers know they can come to you for a complete honest service, they will keep coming back to you.
Lie, cheat and steal and it will all come tumbling down on your head. If you just cheat people out of money to line your own pockets, then the success will only last for so long, then you will be hit with a massive dry season that could lead to you not earning for quite some time. Suddenly you will go from having a stash of cash to zero almost overnight and be left wondering how the heck that happened? .. Integrity and honesty walks hand in hand to your success and constant flow of customers to your service.
Money- Something that a heck of a lot of people on this planet is not faithful with. Are you paying your bills on time? Or are you making excuses and wasting your cash elsewhere? Are you donating 10% of what you earn every time you are paid? Are you ignore them bills and buying unimportant items you don’t need instead? … It all leads back to “The way of the unfaithful is hard”.
This is one you need to peel back your eyes and read to take in the information and not miss it! We can all consider ourselves appreciative of everything, especially if you are on the journey of self-discovery and you have come across The Law of Attraction on your travels and that the main aim of The Law of Attraction is you are a magnet and attracting every thought, emotion and feeling that you are. Only, that’s a pin head of the reality of it all and when we think we are really appreciative of everything, the reality is we are far from it.
When things don’t show up we get frustrated, chuck a wobbler and take to social media to moan, bitch and complain how bad something is like a complete spoilt brat. We constantly look outside ourselves and forget to prosper where we are planted, because, in order for something better to be rewarded to us, we have to go back to principle 1. which is learning faithfulness with the small things so that we can be rewarded with bigger things! No Law of Attraction class teaches you that!
Romans: 13:9: “You shall not covet”.
This principle focuses on thought. It is an imperative against setting one’s desire on things that are forbidden. You desire the success, wealth, beautiful homes and wads of cash that you see flaunted in front of your face every day with 1,001 adverts in your social media feed promising you 6 figures in 6 weeks and it’s feeding your greed. It’s feeding it so bad you chase it and forget to be “faithful” to the life you have now. You forget to love what you have now. Want to know why success is running from you and other’s seem to get it fast? It’s because they are more truly faithful with what they had, and as a result, they were rewarded with far better.
“Gotta do better, gotta drive faster, gotta have more, I must be the best and beat everyone else out there. I must have 6 figures, I must have a big house and I must have a big car, because only THEN will I feel like I have made it.”
WRONG!!!!! There are stronger forces and divine powers way above your head, and right now you are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be because how you are showing up is dictating how much “they”, or, “he” (whichever your spiritual preference) trusts you with. So if you have not got the life you want right now, then maybe you need to take a step back and love what you already have and be completely faithful to it.
This is just 3 of many powerful stewardship principles there is to learn. I hope by sharing these 3 powerful ones with you today it really starts your week with an eye-opening start to doing things differently. Maybe taking the time to learn the rest of this principles and adding them to your own journey could save a whole lot of costly mistakes in the future.
If this blog helped you today, please feel free to share it. It could just help somebody else today.
With much love
It’s great to be back after a long weekend of fun with the inlaws, and a lazy day with zero social media and watching every Superman film in one weekend.
Tomorrow I will be back with my podcast 15 Minutes of Motivation and the subject I am looking at this week is the subject of “Taking things for granted”. We have all done this in our time and we really don’t begin to see how much we do this until we take our journey of self-discovery.
One of the biggest, and first, lessons we usually learn on our self-discovery is gratitude. We take up exercises from coaches and then incorporate more gratitude into our lives. This can be in many ways, either writing a gratitude journal each day, writing 10 lines on what you are grateful for, or speaking affirmations each day to change your habits and mindset so that your beliefs become new ones.
Which is a great start to changing how we appreciate things more and really open our eyes to how lucky we are? Or do we?
Do we really appreciate everything that is in front of us? Do we really appreciate everything so much that we don’t need to look outside ourselves for anything else? … No! Not everyone on a self-discovery journey does, and here’s why.
If you are in a situation right now where you are frustrated and just want it to be better, guess what? It won’t get any better until you start to love what you have already with a full heart. This is where your gratitudes levels lack, and due to you lacking in them areas your reality won’t improve.
If you are complaining about the house you live in because you wish to move to a better one, guess what? You won’t get it until you start to love the home you are in and raise your gratitude levels for what you have already, because right now for you to even have a home is a luxury. There is plenty of homeless people that would take it off your hands tomorrow!
I could go on about your car, your partner, your kids, clients, family members, pets, friends, etc…
We have all complained (and still do) without actually noticing when we do, we lack gratitude in this area. This is a lesson for all of us to really start to become highly aware of where our gratitude levels are lacking.
What does this mean for us spiritually?
It means we are acting like spoilt brats and having a too high expectancy of thinking we deserve to have something better, yet we cannot see that we only have what we have right now because we are not faithful (Grateful) enough with what we have, and it’s only when we appreciate what we have completely without a divided heart, is when we are rewarded with better.
“My child, don’t forget what I teach you. Always remember what I tell you to do. My teaching will give you a long and prosperous life. Never let go of loyalty and faithfulness. Tie them around your neck; write them on your heart. If you do this, both God and people will be pleased with you.”
~ Proverbs 3: 1-4
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
If you only take one thing away from this blog today, please take away how to be more faithful of what you have now, so you can be rewarded with so much more. Because right now the frustration you feel of not moving forward is only going to keep you on a hamster wheel until you take my advice.
When I started to understand my complaining was keeping me stuck, you betcha! I stopped complaining!!!
Have a truly awesome rest of your day! and I will speak to YOU on my podcast tomorrow.
Much love & appreciation