Goal Achievement

1st 5K of 2019 – Walking Towards Goal Achievement

Happy Today!

This year, I want to focus on my health and last month I posted 9 Quotes on Weight Loss For Your Vision Boards which mentioned my goal for 2019 – COMPLETE A 5K A MONTH.

It is a cold 30 degrees in my area and I have walked across the finish line of the Will to Live 5K. am proud to proclaim – January 2019 5K event has been completed.

This race was an opportunity to give money to an organization dedicated to preventing teen suicide through education and access to resources. The counselor in me felt this was a foundation I would be willing to brave the cold to fund their efforts through my race fee and spread their message through profiling them on my platforms.

The lesson I learned while preparing for this race is the circumstances for a race are not always ideal but if you will concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other, you will reach the finish line.

This is true for your dreams. It is easy to believe it may not be a great time to start working on your dream. Remember there is never an ideal time to start but if you don’t take that first step, you will find you are stuck in dream world. Dream world never transitions to goals if you don’t make a plan to guide your journey towards achievement.

Don’t allow the cold weather within your life prevent you for crossing your finish line. Dreams remain dreams because you are scared to walk towards the desired outcome.

Til next time,

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” — Dr. Seuss

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Mindset Reset with Mel Robbins – Free 35 Day Program Began January 1, 2019

Happy Today!

My New Years wish (not resolution) was to help others to realize the value in their dreams.  I want everyone to accept that they deserve to reach their goals.  I want you to know that you are worth the time which will be invested in YOUR dream achievement.

dream planter

Now I know that may be difficult to accept so I want to introduce you to a limited time offer regarding the Mindset Reset Program being offered by Mel Robbins.  A positive can-do mindset is vital for achieving all goals and maintaining a quality mindset can be difficult at times.  Thus you have a few more days to work with the legendary Mel Robbins.   Here is a clip of the session from Day 1:

Here is what her Mindset Reset Program offers:

35 days of coaching from Mel Robbins

35 days of tools designed to change your habits for good

A 10-page guide

The program began on January 1 but there is still time to register.  I registered today and I look forward to learning from Ms. Robbins.  If you believe this may be of benefit to you, register immediately.  Please let me know if you want more resources like this in 2019.

Til next time,

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So sail away from the safe harbor.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.” – Mark Twain

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9 Quotes on Weight Loss For Your Vision Boards

Happy Today!

This year I decided against writing New Year Resolutions. Instead I am making different vision boards based on life categories and creating a Strategic Plan for the year 2019.

One of the first categories I plan to address is weight loss through proper nutrition and fitness. I am not choosing to assign myself a number of pounds to lose, instead I have chosen to focus on one thing – Completing a 5K each month.

To stay focused on this goal, I have identified Nine (9) Quotes to meditate on as I train for each 5K.

1. “Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got in shape by thinking about it. They did it.” – Jim Wendler

2. “Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.” – Gene Tunney

3. “If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.” — Julius Erving

4. “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” – Hippocrates

5. “If you think the pursuit of good health is expensive and time consuming, try illness.” – Lee Swanson

6. “Every human being is the author of his or her own health or disease.” – Buddha

7. “The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil

8. “Just because you are not sick, it doesn’t not mean you are healthy.” – Your Doctor

9. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Til next time,

Walk or run a 5K!

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You Are Never Too Old

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

Happy Today!

Growing up I would tell anyone who would listen that I wanted to be a sportscaster when I grew up. My love for college football and the University of Florida Gators was leading my desire and as long as they kept winning, I kept dreaming of interviewing players on the sidelines. In his infinite wisdom, a highly respected father figure advised me that it may not be the safest of choices for a girl to be in the men’s locker room. Thus I trusted his wisdom and changed my mind.

Then I wanted to be an architect when I grew up. A woodworking class and a non supportive high school guidance counselor had me re-thinking this career choice as well. Hindsight tells me that I wasn’t as invested in these career options to take the time to fight to pursue these careers. I don’t want to date myself but at the time in which I was formulating my aspirations, there weren’t many examples for me to look up to in either of my chosen jobs. However, with today’s technology there is no limit on what we can choose as careers.

We hear a lot of information about people who have retired from one career and decided to start over in a new career. Colleges have a revitalized their educational programming with non-traditional tracks for non-traditional students. It’s no longer shocking to see students with their child in the class with them or older students within study groups.

Businesses are being created each year by people older than the technology wiz kids that started empires in college from their parents garage. Entrepreneur Magazine highlights 17 Massively Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started Their Businesses After Age 35 while Fortune Magazine highlights Entrepreneurs Who Started Businesses After Age 40

I wonder what the families and friends of those aspiring amazing not quite so young entrepreneurs were thinking when their loved ones advised them of their plans.

Were they supportive?

Were they fearful?

Were they apathetic?

No matter their reaction – persistence and determination ensured their dreams were achieved. As we prepare for the new year and resolutions which will likely be made.

Take a few minutes today and identify what you have longed to do but hesitated because you felt you were either too old or too young.

What or who do you believe is holding you back?

What do you believe is needed in order to start?

Til next time,

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

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Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts – WSJ

Happy Today!!

Down With Homework, Say U.S. School Districts – WSJ

What a way to get parents and students attention than by announcing a ban on homework. I saw this headline and had a few reactions, which seemed to match a few detailed in the article.

As an elementary school parent, I feel homework is a vital part of the educational process as it allows for independent processing of academic lessons. My IJ loves school and he understands the materials better when he has an opportunity to practice and review materials without the teacher giving verbal prompts. It also helps me to see what he struggles with as well as which homework assignments are to easy.

It allows me to communicate with his teachers while also giving me ideas of ways to incorporate teachable moments throughout the week which align with the his academic lessons.

As a Pre-K parent, I feel some of the homework my Win is given is beyond what he can do alone. But I was made aware of this fact when I enrolled him in his program. This advance notice ensured that we understood that our parental involvement would be not only required but also encouraged. While Win doesn’t like school he does like homework because he gets 1:1 time which allows him to make mistakes without his classmates’ reactions.

But the fact that my Pre-K son is aware of his preference for doing his work at home does indicate that emotional resilience is just as vital as academic achievement. It reminds me that children learn in different ways using a variety of tools.

However, I was more concerned with our reliance on test scores only as a means of measuring academic achievement. Knowing that some people don’t perform well on tests makes me sad that school systems and marking this the only method of measuring academic achievement.

So I guess long story short, I want homework for my kids but I want it to be graded. However, I do think homework given should be in moderation and is best served for school breaks. This is to ensure cognitive retention while ensuring kids can demonstrate mastery of skills in a variety of ways.

Homework allows students to begin to develop an appreciation or aversion to continual learning. How it’s handled will determine the achievement of future goals. But at the end of the day, my kids are happier to do their homework when it doesn’t occur every day AND they get opportunities to just be kids.

What are your thought on homework? Did homework enhance or inhibit your love of learning?

Til next time,

As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning.” Daymond John

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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