If you're struggling to become more you're not alone! I think we have all been there at some time in our lives. It's really up to us to create our own path of development. Make a habit of reading, researching, and learning a small part of your day and the results will be huge! I hope these short articles help you throughout your journey. With love kelly
Give yourself permission TO BE MORE! This is a big statement to make and a tough concept for many of us to embrace.
There is a chance that you were not raised with the encouragement to be all you can be, or heard the words like "You can be and have it all". The case may also be that you were raised with that encouragement and than something or someone happened along the way and they beat you down, tore away that world of you thriving, building, CONQURING.
Sis, It is time for a reset!
It isn't easy to be our own cheerleader because the negative voices in our head tell us "we are not good enough", "who do we think we are", "they will laugh at you", you were born nothing and you will stay nothing". WHEN YOU HEAR those voices in your head, YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL immediately.
Put your stake in the ground right NOW (see yourself with both hands on that yard sign and forcing it into the earth), let that be the beginning of something beautiful in your life! Don't get all caught up in "what will that sign of my say", you don't have to know that answer right now. Right now all you need to do is change that channel of negative thoughts as soon as they start and claim your future...I AM MEANT FOR MORE! With Love Kelly
When your WHY is big enough, you will find your HOW!
I love finding old pictures of my son and I. They make me so happy and remind me to take more photo's of us together! This photo of us was Mother's Day 2017 just before I was about to step into building my 1st big vision, my big crazy dream.
My WHY in May of 2017 was centered around raising my son and being more present in his life. He was a teenager in high school and I was working for a large company 60 hours a week building their dream and pocketbook. I didn't want to miss his last four years of high school, I wanted to make memories!
My vision was an amazing adventure building a beautiful vintage inspired market, one that gave me the FREEDOM to not only be present in my son's life but also to SHOW him and set an example of hard work, perseverance, and faith.
Today my son is going into his senior year at Michigan State and he is a hard working, tenacious, faithful young man. 💙
During the 5 years of building my HOW for my WHY my WHY started to grow. I met so many amazing women inside of my market that inspired me to help them build their dreams! I know stepping into the unknown is scary. I know building your vision is hard work. I know it takes faith and God's Grace
WALKING 👠👠 IN YOUR VISION IS POSSIBLE❗️
When you find your WHY you will find your HOW. With Love Kelly
I know how easy it is to live in a space where you're disappointed because something you wanted really bad didn't work out. Last year my world was turned upside down and inside out. I was experiencing a personal and business crushing like nothing I could of ever imagined. At the time, I didn't understand why it was happening to me. I was depressed, sad, hurt and than I was angry, really angry. I was moving through all the stages of grief of losing something I loved.
I could not see or agree with the reality that my path was being corrected. I couldn't get an answer from God, all I knew is that God was surrounding me and HE would wait until I was ready to move forward again in my gifts. God showed me a visual of Jesus crushing the 2 loaves of bread to feed the large group of His followers. The loaves of bread had to be CRUSHED in order to multiply and feed so many more.
Today, I am still a bit pissed about what happen to be, BUT I am also human. It's okay to grieve the loss of any and all kinds BUT REMEMBER THIS...you are not meant to stay in that space. We are all meant to keep moving! It is easy to stay in the grumbling drama of pain once you are there. That is strange in itself, why do we stay for long where it hurts the worst?
We are not meant to stay in the crushing. We will eventually have to get our ducks together and climb out of that dark hole. If you need help, get help. If you can work through the mental self care on your own, get busy. You have a path to jump back on and a destiny to fulfill! You got this!
REMEMBER...What is meant for you will NEVER pass you by! If your path gets corrected I believe that there is a level of growth that still needs to take place or it's possible it is for your own protection!
And please don't beat yourself up for how you move through the process, there is no one way to do it, there is only YOUR WAY!
With Love Kelly
Take a few seconds to read through the colorful fruits of the spirit in the photo.
THEY ARE FIRST MEANT FOR YOU! We must first experience all of the Gifts of the Spirit before we can share them with others.
Let's face it the world is a hot mess right now. I don't know about you but I am choosing to not participate in all that drama. I want TO BE MORE! I want love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I want to experience all of the above so that I can live out my life's vision for my family and friends. I want to have the gifts of the Spirit so that I can pass them on to my son and his future.
I want to encourage you to search our inner spirit and embrace the goodness there. With Love Kelly
Every December you start to see friends, family, and influencers you follow on social media state their one or two "words" for the new year. It feels like a simple way to state a New Year resolution is just a word or two! I admit, every year I play along. This year, 2022 my two words are ME FIRST.
I put a lot of thought into my words for the next year. I want them to be strong and gentle enough to get me through the year without any regrets. Remember, this is your word(s). My choice may not be something that you would think to choose. What is important is that you are giving yourself a focal point, a reminder of what's important to you.
I knew last December that I had to start making big decisions in my life to protect my dream. I had outgrown a business that I had started and desperately wanted to make a change. I had friendships that I had outgrown and had no intention to take them into my new year. I had a dream that I had put on the back burner and I desperately wanted to build an environment to go after it again. I knew that I had to put ME FIRST!
So far this year I have let go of the business that I started 5 years ago, kept a promise to myself to let a few relationships go that no longer felt safe or loving, and found a new means to make money while I build my dream and stay connected to people. ME FIRST is not only good for me, but also good for the people I love in my life! ME FIRST is helping me stay focused on what really matters to me.
Today, I want to encourage you to GO ALL IN ON YOU! If you do not have a word or two to keep you focused this year, it's not too late. Find your word or two and focus on what's important to you and your dream. With Love Kelly
Take it from a girl who loves Glitter, Confetti, and Sprinkles that GRATITUDE gives you so much more of what you love! Gratitude is glitter for your soul!
Gratitude lets you focus on what you have in your life that is good. Gratitude takes your mind off any negative thoughts that you have been focusing on. Gratitude will change a mood of despair to a mood of thanksgiving and hope. Gratitude will help you start your day in a positive vibration setting you up for more things to come into your life to be grateful for!
It's simple and takes only a couple minutes every morning while sipping your favorite coffee or tea. I keep a journal by my chair and every morning I write five things for which I am grateful. I usually can think of more! That's it! Simple, fast, and easy! Got Gratitude?With Love Kelly
You have a dream life all detailed out in your imagination, but you have no idea where or how to start. Do have a game plan, but you just can't take the one step toward your new beginning. You are not alone! Countless women and men struggle to step outside of their comfort zone. We keep ourselves busy with another Netflix's series, or a long to do list...anything but the one thing that will move us forward.
Let's look at why we don't do some of the things we know we should do. One reason we don't move outside of our comfort zone is the pain we link to the action. If we link more pain to doing something new than to staying stuck we will choose staying stuck. knowing that pain is one of the factors that can leave us stuck or propel us forward gives us something concrete to work with.
I have used this tool of pain to my benefit by switching what will give me more pain. I recently had to put this to work to get out of my comfort zone! I had to ask myself: "Which is more painful to go through the interviewing process and starting a new job or staying stuck in an unhappy business situation and never see my dreams materialize?" For me, staying stuck and not going after what I know is waiting for me would be far more devasting overall.
The other thing I have learned is that the pain we experience stepping outside of our comfort zone is fleeting! I applied for jobs, went on interviews, had "NO's" and finally found something that would give me the money and flexibility to keep building my dream. Was it easy? NO. Did the rejection hurt? Yes. Did I die? NO!
You are stronger than you think. Take a deep breath and step! With Love Kelly
Our vision will define the direction we are heading in life. With no vision we are left up to all the world’s influences to swing where the wild wind may blow us. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want what most of the world is dishing out. There is so much complacency, negativity, frustration and hate that we must be intentional about setting our own course!
With a show of hands how many of you remember traveling with a paper map? I know my hand is raised high! Back in the day that is how we traveled, with a map. There were even free services that car insurance companies would provide where you could call and give them your travel plans and they would map out the best and fastest route for you and turn it into a nice little map booklet! We never traveled without a paper map in the glovebox! YOUR VISION IS YOUR MAP, and it must be written down and tucked away in your imagination & memory in order for it to safety steer you in the right direction.
I want you to write out your VISION. This is the address where you would like to eventually arrive in life. Today I want you to be free to dream of the life that would bring you everything that you have ever wanted. If it has been a while since you dreamed that’s okay. If life has sucked you dry and you feel hopeless, that happens and today is a new day! YOU HAVE THE POWER to set your personal GPS VISION NAVIGATION SYSTEM and hit START!
The only things off limits are what you choose not to include!
When life gets rough and it does, your VISION will keep you on the path you choose. There is a bible verse I love that talks about vision; Habakkuk 2:2 And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and make it plain so he that reads it may run towards it.
Take time to dream your best life and start writing it down. I don’t expect you to finish this lesson tonight, I only want you to get started! Get started dreaming again! with_love_kelly
The power of intention is so important to what you want to attract into your life that if you are not aware of what you want you are most likely focused on what you don’t want and that is exactly what you will get. Let’s break that down!
Intention requires awareness. That simply means that you are aware of what you want out of life. That is why writing down your vision and memorizing it is so important. Your vision needs to be what you play in your memory over and over again! It needs to become a game that you play with yourself!
Now, lets look at what most of us do…we replay reruns in our thoughts and imagination just about all day every day. Most of the memories we replay are the unpleasant memories. The more unpleasant the memory, the higher the chances are that we will focus on it.
If focusing on bad memories isn’t enough we also start playing the images of what we don’t want in our thoughts. That is just asking for what you don’t want. You are so vested in what you don’t want that all your INTENTION is focused on that…and friend, that is what you are pulling into your life.
TODAY SET YOUR INTENTIONS! Write out your vision and memorize it so that when you catch yourself (through self-awareness) that you will immediately start to play your vision in your thoughts! It’s a process, but I promise you that if you practice this strategy of Setting your Intention you will start to see big changes in your life! With_love_kelly
Start with believing in yourself. This powerful yet simple concept that sets the stage for what you need to come next.
Here is what I believe believing in yourself means…Believing in yourself is a feeling that you have about yourself. It is an inner energy that will either lead you in the direction of your destiny or keep you in the wilderness paralyzed from thriving because you have been starved from the very thing that you need to succeed in your vision for life, your life.
To build a strong foundation for your vision to thrive, grow and expand on you must first have that positive awareness about yourself that you can accomplish what ever it is that you’re dreaming of.
How do you build up believing in yourself when you are on empty? You engage in empowering yourself. You spend time scrolling the social media pages that speaks to you, teaches you, inspires you. You must engage in learning something, anything new.
Start with something that you’re interested in learning. That something might be gardening because you love flowers and want to know more. Just that one single act: learning something you enjoy will start to spark something inside of you that will build the fire of believing in yourself.
I told you it sounds simple! Protect the process and the results will follow! Write your vision, set your intention, and start believing in yourself! With_love_kelly
I always say (and believe) perfection is highly overrated! So many people never start because they feel they are being measured for how well they can do the thing, whatever the thing is.
AS LONG AS YOU TRY YOU ARE DOING ENOUGH!
I can tell you; you will surprise yourself how trying something will show you just what you are capable of. The one thing we can do all do, with different skill levels is learn, learn something new.
The practice of learning something new will begin to show you why you can believe in yourself. You were born to do great things so believe in yourself and try one more time!