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January 2017 Book Recommendation

Happy January 31!

You have successfully made it through the first thirty one days of this new year.  What is the status of your resolutions, goals, or new habits this year?  Are you making progress or have you stalled?

Whatever your answer, now is a great time to conduct an end of the month evaluation of your progress. If you haven’t started or maybe you have stalled, you can also conduct an evaluation of what is hindering you.

Consider this:

1.  When you think about your life, what are the things that you want to change?

2.  What made you realize that you were unhappy with those things?

3.  What are you willing to do about it?

If you can honestly answer each of those questions, you can make measurable change in your life.  You just have to start the right way.  There are numerous resources that can provide you with guidance in this area.

Books are my favorite resource thus I want to introduce you to my January 2017 Book Recommendation.  Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits For Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze.  Rachel Cruze is one of the trusted advisors of Dave Ramsey and she often participates in the EntreLeadership events he offers.

 

Her book is available in many formats which will make it easy to find time and opportunity to learn. This is a great opportunity to remove financial obstacles to your growth and progress in 2017.

Til next time,

“Imagine that you had a car and that was the only car you’d have for your entire lifetime. Of course, you’d care for it well, changing the oil more frequently than necessary, driving carefully, etc. Now, consider that you only have one mind and one body. Prepare them for life, care for them. You can enhance your mind over time. A person’s main asset is themselves, so preserve and enhance yourself.” – Warren Buffett

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Finances Goal Achievement:  11 Tips from CNBC

Happy Tuesday!

If one of your resolutions for 2017 is to gain control of your finances, then I have an article for you.  CNBC posted an informative article on improving your finances over your lunch break.

The title itself made me click to view the tips and I was not disappointed in the tips provided.  11 Ways To Improve Your Finances Over Your Lunch Break.  Tips such as the following are definitely on my to do list:

1.  Cancel underused subscriptions,

2.  Create specific savings goals for major purchases,

3.  Write down goals for your money.

Take a few moments and review the article then decide which tip can help you meet your financial goals.

Til next time,

“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” –Julia Cameron

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5 Quotes for Life and Acceptance

In parts of the United States of America we officially celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr Day. This year the life of Dr.King and his greatest teachings resonate on my mind and heart more than ever.

I am reminded of his values of love, commitment, acceptance, unity and hope.  This week, I urge you to demonstrate these values in your interactions with others this day, week, month and year.  Let’s make 2017 a year of diverse beliefs demonstrated through hopeful and peaceful understanding that it is not what makes us different that makes us great.  It is the love and acceptance we have for other people that makes life great.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where do you want to stand this year?

What do you want to be measured by?

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am making a decision to stick with love. I am making a decision to demonstrate love.  I am making a decision to teach love to my children by the way I talk and the way I act.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No matter the disappointment we experience, the hope of the unknown is more important the anger of the moment. There was a time when people thought the idea of a man on the moon was ridiculous, hope and belief in something better made it possible.  There was a time when the idea of self driving cars were a thing only found in the Jetsons, but hope and belief made it possible.

Hope and belief create love.  Love and commitment will always extinguish hate.  On this day of rememberance, focus on the fact that “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As you move through life this year, live tolerance and acceptance.  Happy Birthday Dr. King.

Til next time,

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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20 Quotes for 2017: What’s Your Habit?

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2017!

Are you ready for the adventures 2017 will bring?  I am.  No matter what the new year throws at you, remember two things:

  1.  Today you are alive.
  2.  Today you can start something.

Of the two things above, one you must be thankful for and the other should be done.  Start something.  Or keep doing something right.  If nothing comes to mind easily, why not consider starting a new habit?

Habit of Thankfulness:

  1. “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good
  2. “Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston
  3. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie
  4. “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

 

Habit of Letting Go:

  1. “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra
  2. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” – Jack Kornfield
  3. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.  Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.” – Denis Waitley
  4. “Renew, release, let go.  Yesterday’s gone.  There’s nothing you can do to bring it back.  You can’t “should’ve” done something.  You can only DO something.  Renew yourself. Release that attachment.  Today is a new day!” – Steve Maraboli

Habit of Financial Wisdom:

  1.  “Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.” – Will Rogers
  2. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff.  It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest.  You can’t win until you do this.” – Dave Ramsey
  3. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts?  I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen
  4. “Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” – Jack Benny

Habit of Continuous Learning:

  1. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  3. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  4. “The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert

Habit of Healthy Living:

  1. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
  2. “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” – Robert Urich
  3. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual ability.” – John F. Kennedy
  4. “If you don’t take of your body, who else will?” – Author Unknown

Which habit will you add this year?

Til next time,

“Live a life that motivates and inspires you to not only dream but to achieve” – The M.I.D.A Project