Minor Inconveniences II

How many times do you let a minor inconvenience stop you from doing what you said you were going to do?Imagine this: Your alarm goes off. You're comfy under your blanket and you don't want to get out of bed to get dressed to go workout like you said you were going to do. You're…

How to Not Make Yourself Wrong

"Don't make yourself wrong." - Mel RobbinsRead some of my older posts and you'll see I'm a total Mel Robbins groupie and that her coaching has changed how I think and see things. During January/February she did a free mindset reset program to kickoff 2019. Because it isn't a program you do on a timeline…

Learning to Love My Body

"Since I was 17, I've always hated my body and it feels like my body's hated me. Can somebody find me a pill to make me unafraid of me."That's the first verse of P!nk's song "Happy" from her latest album, Hurts 2B Human. I was listening to "Courage," another great song off her newest album,…

Creating a Theme for 2019

I've been on vacation for the past two weeks visiting family back home in Louisiana. But now I'm back in Orlando, back to normal life. There's just one problem: I don't want to go back to normal. It's a new week, a new month, and a new year which makes it the perfect time to…

How to Move From Fear to Courage

Action defeats fear. Simple.Simple until your heart is beating faster than you thought possible. But, even with pounding hearts, we can find a way to step into courage. We may not realize it, but it's super easy to think ourselves out of doing something because we have created a story in our minds on how…

5 Ways to Bask in Gratitude

What are you grateful for? There have been many studies on the positive effects of gratitude including its effect on happiness, sleep, and quality of life.  When things become hard or frustrating it's easy to forget to be grateful for the things and people in our lives. It's important we develop ways in which to…

The Obstacle is the Way

(Sometimes a book will come along that changes the way you see things. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday is one of those books. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do.) We color our world with the thoughts, beliefs, and stories we tell ourselves.…

What’s Your Why

What does it take to leap; to jump into the unknown? A simple decision. Decisions, however, can be difficult. So the question becomes why? Why do you want to lose the weight? Why do you want to make more money? Why are you studying for that next test? What is the result you are seeking?…

The Failure to Try: Living With the Fixed Mindset

Yeah, sure, I may feel confident doing what comes easy to me, but what happens when I want to do something that I have to work at? Or I need to grow in an area of a "natural" skill but doing so could lead me to failure?

With a fixed mindset, we don't want anyone to see us fail. We may quit too early because, since it's not coming easily to us, well, I guess it's not "our thing" even though something in us beckoned us to try it.