Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ltDn2xqJPY[/embedyt] Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them—work, family, health, friends and spirit…and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls—family, health, friends and spirit—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You1 must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How? Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together. Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be pave. Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find time. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings! Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. Bryan Dyson, the former CEO of Coca Cola, as a commencement address at Georgia Tech in 1996

Stand Up And FIGHT For Your Future And Your Family’s Future

To be destined for success, you have to believe in YOURSELF!!  If you WANT something that you’ve NEVER had, then  you must do something that you’ve NEVER done! I’m so over listening to excuses, I could shriek! [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HJeQfVBK9Q[/embedyt]    

Free Time With Friends – I Should Do This More Often!

Yesterday, I made certain to schedule some free time for myself so that I could spend the day with a friend and her two little ones. I have spent so many hours these last few months trying to get my business up and running, that I did not even have time for myself because I was determined to set it off on a great start. Now I know better. Yesterday was fun, filled with laughter and happiness It was a beautiful day and having a photography skill as a hobby, we made sure to memorialize the day with photos and videos. I rarely ever schedule free time for myself, even though I know it is important, and I don't do it as often as I should or need to. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK7rEcYVNYY[/embedyt] 'Simplifying your life can create extra time in your day,' says life trainer Stephen Yates. 'Doing everything at once actually makes you less efficient and tasks can take longer,' he says. Multi-tasking can also overload your brain, leading to stress, forgetfulness and a weak immune system. There is no need to live like this - with a bit of re-organisation, you can free up enough time to relax, do the things you really want to do. You'll feel less stressed and pressurized which will help boost your mental and physical well being.

1 Learn to delegate

Ask family, friends and colleagues to do things for you. You may find it hard at first, but you'll not only have more time, you'll also feel less resentful of others leaving everything to you.

2 Just say no

Cut out activities that drain energy and time. Ditch regular get-togethers that have become little more than a habit and don't waste energy on people who take without giving anything back. "Saying no is the most effective method of gaining time and energy,' says life coach Suzy Greaves.

3 File your life away

Instigate a clear desk policy. Aim to handle each piece of paper just once: this means dealing with bills, forms and the like immediately then filing them away. If you don't already have a simple and effective filing system, set one up as soon as possible.

4 A place for everything

Avoid those frustrating searches for misplaced essentials by creating special places for keeping things like glasses and keys, which always seem to disappear just when you need them fast.

5 Buy in bulk

A lot of birthdays this month? Consider buying all the cards (and stamps) you'll need in one go. You'll have a better choice and avoid last-minute panics.

6 Manage your email

Check your in-box regularly but only answer emails at specific times. Then you can choose which emails to prioritise rather than dealing with each one as it arrives.

7 Cut out cold callers

You don't have to keep answering the phone to double-glazing salespeople or other unwanted sales calls - just register online at the Telephone Preference Service. But remember to contact organisations whose calls aren't unwelcome, such as charities and companies you do want to do business with, and give them permission to call you.

8 Go for internet banking

Register for internet banking so you can check your balance, transfer money, apply for an overdraft, pay bills and make credit card payments 24 hours a day. Alternatively, most bills can be paid automatically by direct debit - it only takes minutes to set them up.

9 Shop online

You can now buy virtually anything on the internet - books, toys, cosmetics, clothes, groceries, computers, furniture, flights, tickets for concerts - all at the click of a mouse. Opt for well-known companies or those with an address and phone number in case of problems.

10 Know your numbers

Consider setting up the same chip and pin for all your accounts - but then keep it to yourself!

11 Store by the door

Keep a basket by the front door for library books, rental videos and DVDs and anything else that's been borrowed, so you're more likely to return them on time.

12 Create a reserve

Always running out of petrol, golf balls, light bulbs? 'Start to create a reserve,' says Suzy Greaves. 'For example don't wait until the petrol tank is hovering on empty, fill it up when it hits half way, buy in bulk and see how it feels to have more than enough.'

13 Shut down the computer

'Watch out for computer addiction,' says life trainer Stephen Yates. Set a time for stopping projects, for example installing that latest bit of software your children sent from afar, bidding on e-bay or planning the family holiday until 2am and then not sleeping. Say at 5pm, "I will stop and start again tomorrow".'

14 It takes five

'Spend five minutes every day doing something you enjoy,' says GP Dr Rob Hicks. 'Play the piano, listen to some music, whatever takes your fancy. Then gradually extend it to 10, 15 minutes and so on. Before you know it you will have made the time to do what you want to do and you'll be more relaxed, so more productive in other areas of your life.'

15 Breathe deeply

As soon as you get up take 10 deep breaths, then make your 'to do' list. 'Breathing deeply brings oxygen to your brain which clarifies your thoughts and energises your minds helping you to plan your day more efficiently,' says naturopath Jackie Young.

16 Join the club

Avoid going to the surgery to pick up your repeat prescription then queuing at the pharmacist while it's being made up. Join the Boot's Health Club and they'll do it for you and have it waiting for you at your local branch. Visit www.bootshealthclub.com for more information.

17 Box your pills

Never quite sure if you've taken the right pill at the right time? Get yourself a pillbox at your local pharmacy and worry no more. Most come with marked boxes for each day of the week with four adjustable compartments labelled breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime.

18 Use NHS Direct

Worried about a recent diagnosis or an unusual symptom? A quick call to NHS Direct (tel: 0845 4647) will set your mind at rest and could save you a visit to the pharmacist or surgery.

19 Be a pay pal

Sign up to www.paypal.com and you can buy online without having to spend time searching for your credit card number and financial information every time you make a purchase.

20 Down-size your tasks

'Do you really need to wash the car every week? Does your garden have to be 100 per cent perfect?' asks Gladeana McMahon, co director of the Centre for Stress Management. 'Look at your weekly tasks and see if you can trim them back, then spend the extra time gained doing something healthy like going for a walk.'

It Was Exactly A Year Ago Today That Our Lives Did A 360

So I was sitting at my desk at home working on August 31st, 2016. The day started off normally. The alarm went off, my husband left for work, I showered and started my daily routine of processing clinical workflows. Everything was perfect until my phone rang at about 10:00 that morning. The voice on the other end was the nurse who worked at the manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, calling to tell me that he believed my husband had a stroke. As a nurse, I have always trusted my education and training. But this day in 2016, all of my objectivity flew righ out of the window. I was in full blown panic mode. I could not think. I could barely breathe. Never in my imagination did I ever think that this would happen to my husband. I raced to the plant, scooped him up (because men are stubborn and he refused the ambulance and wanted me to take him), and we raced to the closest Medical Center. Every time he spoke, he was breaking my heart. When I asked him a question, he wouldn't answer. Instead, he was repeating the same question back to me, but slurring his words horribly. . "Stay with me okay?" He repeated this back to me. "You know you are my whole world right?" Also repeated. There was so many things I wanted to say to him, but in my panicked mind, I could not think of one of them. All I could do was tell him how much I loved him, and that he made my life amazing in these passed 16 years, and that I could not imagine my world without him in it. It was verified that he had a pretty big stroke and moving forward, our life together would dramatically change. So spring forward to December 2016, the day after Christmas. He had a second stroke. He was okay, but it was right around this time that I knew I would have to find a second job. I have always been blessed in being able to find nurse work. Sometimes I worked a fulltime job and 2 part time jobs. But this would no longer work for me. My goal was to spend more time with him, not find another job that would take my time away from home. So, I started looking into my own home based business. And trust me when I say, there was a lot of "programs" out there that I fell for, and lost a ton of funds that were valuable to my household. But those people who run those programs, they do not care that my household finances were crumbling because my husband could no longer work. They didn't care of the amount I was spending each month to prevent him from having another stroke. That is the difference between them and me. I actually do care. I want to teach and watch others succeed. So I found this Online Business Education program and invested in it. I never thought of myself as a sales person or a marketer. Pfft, I am a nurse and I remember saying "really?" silently to myself for a few weeks. His stroke, became a turning point in our lives that showed us that we needed to change things. We needed to change our mindset and our behaviors if we wanted a life with more time freedom. It completely became our game changer. What I am asking you to do is take a chance and step out of your comfort zone long enough to read this e-book. It is free so please don't feel that you have to buy anything. Trust me when I say, I am a nurse and I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever own and run my own home business. This E-book changed my entire world and I am hoping it will give you a cause to stop and think about what is really important to all of us "regular" people. It taught me to really define my "why". Mine is my husband and my family. What is yours? If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone, take a chance, and take back the control of YOUR time and financial freedom, click the photo below!  

Everything We Say Or Do

Is shaping the people that our children will become some day. I never really thought about it before. I have always tried to be the best example that I could be. In school we are taught, history, grammar, mathematics. But the one element that is really missing is how we manage our finances. As children we watched our parents get paid and then go and spend it on tangible items. Items that we will one day toss and never use again. Once we start teaching our children how to manage their money from early on, then they will have all the tools that they need in order to live a successful life. I recently read a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. In it he details how the lessons of both dads shaped his financial future. For years and years, we have all been taught that we graduate high school and/or college, we get jobs, and we work our entire lives to make the companies that we work for wealthy. Meanwhile, we are all still in the rat race, still uncomfortable, and we will have nothing to leave our children. Take the steps to become the one entity in control of your financial future now. Don't wait! http://kaseighlong.com/book