Are you ready to take the next step?
 A couple of weeks ago, I began by telling you that you can’t have it all. You can’t have an abundant mindset and live as if you have no money – constantly saying “NO” to small pleasures
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that would bring you joy. You can’t expect to have a loving relationship when you are not in love with yourself – expecting others to love you when you can’t even look in the mirror and say, “I love you” and believe it. You can’t have that “career” when you don’t have the belief that you are worthy to have it – expecting to “always” be overlooked for that next position.
Then the journey began with a potential first step in writing out very specifically, what you would love for your life to be – in your career, in your relationships, in your finances – if there were no constraints. The question is “Did you take this first step?”
Taking that first step is the only way to really begin the process of change. If you are willing to do that one step, then you are willing to continue on to the next step and then the next step … until those baby steps have taken you up the mountain.
Most of you probably looked at it (or maybe you didn’t even get that far in reading what to do next) and thought, “I will do that later.” This has become the M.O. (modus operandi) in our culture — our way of doing things or habits of working. You think about doing something and never really do it. This is a choice that you make in life. Choosing to make changes in your life to better yourself is hard work. You are exhausted trying to make life work for you that you feel as if you don’t have the energy to put into changing you. And, yet, once you do begin this process, life will become easier.
It is easy to invest in your business or career as you can see if that change is making a difference or not. It is easy to invest in your children’s education, as you want them to have the best in life … more than what you had. It is easy to invest in other people or organizations, as you are a giving person.
“Put the mask on yourself first …”
Investing in yourself demands that you put yourself first. That is not what you have been taught to do growing up. If you put yourself first, then you are only “thinking of you and no one else”. You have come to think of this as being a “bad” person. Are you a “bad” person when you choose to eat healthy foods so that you can live a long life for you and your loved ones? Are you a “bad” person when you choose to save for retirement so you are not dependent upon others?
Why do you feel that investing in you to change your negative thoughts, to love who you are without needing others to love you in return, or to pursue your life long dream seem so daunting, challenging, and VAIN! That is the way you have been conditioned to think.
Can you change this thinking?
I am here to tell you that you can if you choose to do so. It is a process and a journey that will make a huge difference in your life. Really, it is up to you to take that first step … write out what it is you want in your life as if there were no constraints. For those of you whom did do that, then send me your vision in a word document ( I will look at it for you. We can have a conversation on to help you get exactly what you would love in your life and to make life easier.