Money Mondays! -
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Not going to lie... it took me a LONG time to get in the Kindle train, but I'm finally here and now I have a new library card and a full waitlist of self-development, business and finance books calling my name! Because you know, all of the podcasts, blogs and magazines weren't enough already. 🙈 But hey, IMO you can never overinvest in being the best and most badass version of yourself!
So fitting enough, the first book I just finished was @jensincero
's "You Are a Badass", which has been on my reading list for awhile but now that I can download books like magic✨, now was the time to get my read on.
There are SO many awesome mindset lessons and stories in this book but this quote stuck out to me as one I had to share, "What you tell yourself on a daily basis is more powerful than you know. Seemingly harmless jokes, over time, turn into seriously destructive beliefs. Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits and our habits become our realities."
The truth is, often our biggest obstacle to trying something new or being successful at something is ourselves. How many times have you decided not to try something because "I wouldn't be good at that" or "I can't do that"? Chances are you've been guilty of it a time or two and guess what, you'll never be successful at something or gain a new experience if you never try! And shifting your mindset is a great place to start to flip the script on that inner dialogue to help you change those "I can'ts" to "I cans".
If you're interested in learning more about the power of mindset or just would like tips to live a better and more fulfilling life I definitely recommend checking out this book! 📚
I’ve been peaking back through my adventures this year. .
This shot is a sunrise in Isla Mujeres. Although some areas of this island felt a little commercialized or touristy, there’s something warm about it.
One of my favorite parts of traveling is giving myself permission to try new things but also in discovering lost parts of me in new places. Or feelings of home some place I never thought it could be. .
Energy is everywhere and sometimes you simply just feel it with every ounce of your body that this is exactly where you need to be. .
Where do you feel your best?
What is a dream or goal you wish to achieve? Last night, I had a deep conversation with one of my dearest friends about rising up to the challenge of LA and “what this town does to people.” LA, to me, is a field of dreams, of endless possibilities. And I see people, every day, fulfilling destinies and doing what others might find impossible. And to me, that MAKES it possible. But what most people don’t see, is the countless hours and efforts that go into reaching that point. It takes stamina to roll with the punches and to stay fighting in the ring. And that’s when you face the question we all face multiple times on our strolls down Hollywood Blvd. “Do I love my art, and am I passionate enough about it that all the grunt work, bullshit, and hustle I have to do is worth it?” Many face this question, see the mountain ahead and choose a less risky path - AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. But there is a select few who keep getting punched in the face, sweat in their eyes, and fall time and time again to the ground - and THEY GET BACK IN THE RING TO SWING THAT NEXT PUNCH. There is group of us out here who are unstoppable, and it’s our names that will be spoken in your household five years from now. We used the word “no” to fuel us on our journey, and we never looked back. ⠀
“It takes ten thousand hours to truly master anything. Time spent leads to experience; experience leads to proficiency, and the more proficient you are the more valuable you’ll be” - Malcolm Gladwell
Let’s face it, getting and staying fit requires prioritizing one’s health and fitness. Increasingly busy schedules, overwhelming to-do lists, and a heavy load of responsibilities tend to hang over our heads and weigh us down like anchors in the sand.
My most successful clients are those who each day decide that their health, fitness, and wellness is a priority- an important element of their life and task on their to do list that they need to commit to, nurture, pay attention to, and be all in with.
They have made the decision that they are worth it and that they need to be fit and healthy to live their best lives and to deal with their not so best lives when sh*t may be hitting the fan.
FITNESS MAKES ALL OF THE OTHER STUFF IN OUR LIVES A BIT MORE MANAGEBLE AND DO-ABLE 🙌 YOU ARE WORTH IT!
## ==>The best way to getting something done that you desire to achieve is to just begin where you are right now.
Action begets actions and trumps wishful thinking. Put the pedal to the metal and take action each and every day towards your goals, dreams, and all of that wishful thinking.
Keep it simple. Take each day by the cojones......and take one small step daily towards achieving your goals.
Commit to move more often and workout more consistently, even if it’s 10 minutes a day.
Commit to eating less crap and more nutritious meals, even if it’s one meal a day for the next month!
And stay the course. Take action every day and you will begin reaping the benefits of making your health and fitness a priority.
For without your health and fitness the anchor will begin to sink deeper into the sand, holding you back from living your best life. “The better our bodies feel, the happier and more productive we are.” Jen Sincero
#healthtraxfitnessandwellness #whatcanyourbodydo #personaltrainer #jensincero #consistentaction #gsd #doitnow #fitnessjourney #doonethingaday #ilovewhisky #fitfam #fitgirlslift
Badassery complete! Great read and definitely recommend! No matter how many of these books I read, I’m always on the lookout for more. The brain is lazy and resets itself. We have to keep reintroducing good habits.
#youareabadass #jensincero #whatimreading
This is what podcast marketing meetings look like when co-hosts @macdaddybrooklyn
get together. So many fun podcast episodes in store for you! New guests and episodes every Thursday! Also, have you listened to our latest with @instaragon
, comedian and AWP driver? IT’S HILARIOUS!!! Click the link in bio, and if you have a chance, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES!! 💕💕
Super glad that I tucked this into my purse for today! I’m subbing for a teacher with 2 prep periods which means I get to work on me for a little bit. If you haven’t read this book and you are interested in personal development I would highly suggest it! The author has another book out about $$$ that I’m going to be starting AND I preordered the next one for my kindle. You can say I’m a bit of a Jen Sincero fan lol 😂 #personaldevelopment #sublife #beawesome #jensincero #readit
Happy Monday! I started out my day with some positive reading from #jensincero
, a little run and a meditation. Now off to slay the day. Prepping a presentation for a self-love and personal growth workshop geared towards entrepreneurs. I’ll be joining forces with @daveurichuck
to bring you growth-focussed content to help you grow your business from within. Stay tuned for more information and to book your limited seat.
A little personal development today on my morning commute. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, you need to be your own number ☝🏻. You can’t be there for others without being there for yourself first. Love yourself today! 💜 ✌🏻Today’s listen is You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
#selflove #youareabadass #jensincero @jensincero
Always remind yourself of how much of a badass you are! No matter your struggles, Y O U still push through each day like a champ! 💪🏾 Happy Monday and Happy New Week! 💛 .
#youareabadass #jensincero #selfhelpbooks
“In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot”! -Jen Sincero 👊👊👊. Happy Monday everyone... here’s to a kick ass week! #mondaymotivation
I used to say, “I have to work” - it felt like a chore. How many times have we said things like that? I HAVE to workout. I HAVE to go to the store. I HAVE to go to church.
Today, I’m embracing the GET to lifestyle - and man is it making me so much happier.
I GET to work today (yay!).
I GET to workout today.
I GET to help a friend out later.
I’m blessed because I GET to - and so are you ❤️
Failure is not a stumbling block, it’s a stepping stone! Let’s be brave this week, shall we? 💪🏻 @sarahliztate
Hi Lovely People 👋
Thank you to all my new followers ❤️
I want to introduce myself and tell you some things about me you may not already know!
⭐️I’m 42 years old and born in December so am a Capricorn
⭐️Born in Surrey in the U.K. and have 3 older brothers
⭐️Now I live on the Sussex coast with my loves; my husband, two children and Nettle the dog! ⭐️I studied art and photography at college but fell into Sales. I worked in corporate in London for 20 years spending the last 12 years at a printing company as a Sales and Events Manager.
⭐️I’m now a Network Marketing Professional and started my @uk_arbonne
business 6 years ago.
I started it whilst working full time with a two year old and pregnant with my second child and now 6 years later have quit the job and am a very present mummy in my children’s lives.
⭐️I’m a Regional Vice President with Arbonne which just means I’ve reached the 3rd level out of 4 in this business and I have an awesome team of global online entrepreneurs.
⭐️I love reading anything that helps me become the best version of myself and be a better leader for my team. My favourite 3 books are The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins and You’re a Baddass by Jen Sincero.
⭐️3 years ago I trained to be a makeup artist and now have my own business in corporate head shots - see link in bio.
⭐️I feel fitter now than even before I had children and I love the body I have so much more now I’m in my forties.
⭐️I love cake 🍰 but have to limit the temptation 😂
⭐️I switch off by running up on the South Downs with my dog Nettle.
⭐️I love all animals especially horses as I had one for many years and used to compete most weekends.
⭐️My guilty pleasure is CoYo yoghurt 😋
I’d love to know more about you so tell me something I don’t know in the comments below ❤️ #successfulwomen #womeninbusiness #onlineentrepreneur #globalopportunity #earnonline #futurefocused #learnersareearners #melrobbins #jeffolson #jensincero #coyoyoghurt #mindset #iquitcorporate #gettoknowme #sayhi #fitat42 #dressbykarenmillen #networkmarketingprofessional #busypeoplegetthingsdone #timefreedom
you cannot plan for everything 💫 i planned this picture to talk about mondays. that it’s important we are positive and blah blah 😂 today, i am feeling like shit. woke up in a cold sweat, with sneezes, headache, and not to mention i have my monthly visitor all at the same damn time 🙅🏾♀️ so i wanna remind us that it’s ok to have bad days. to say fuck it for a bit, it matters how we get past it. so today, i am going to do everything i can to feel better, still write in my gratitude journal, and move forward 🙏🏾 what are you doing today to move forward, even if it’s a shitty day? #selfsoulsport
Which part of the asshole/awesome spectrum are you on this Monday? 🤔🤗
In the chapter ‘Your Inner Wealth’, Badass author Jen Sincero reminds us of a universal Golden Rule: that everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about.
We sometimes act like idiots because we’re in pain or fear. We sometimes hurt people because we are hurting.
And if WE can act like this (and we’re obvs nice and amazing people), then so can other humans (which means they are basically nice and amazing people too).
Cultivating compassion and forgiveness is one of the BEST ways to transform our inner lives and therefore start us on our path to more happiness, fabulousness and hopefully richness.
So, being kind to any assholes you meet today is actually the best thing you can do for your bank account...
Good luck team, wishing you a wonderful week (and please report back on if/how you manage to do this! 😂).
#selfhelp #shelfhelp #selfdevelopment #jensincero #inspiration #affirmation #motivation #manifest #mindset #growth #badass #bekind #coach #courage #quote #journey #seeker #happiness #habits #peace #love #bookclub #mondaymantra #quote
This has got to be my book haul of the year!! I picked up this entire stack, all practically brand new, for the princely sum of... FREE!
That’s right: some kind-hearted booklover had left a box of books for passers-by to pick over out on the pathway. A bunch of these had already been flagged in my mind as books for my next KUWTP reading list, so I scooped them up quick smart! (And good thing I did, too, because it started raining not two minutes later...)
If you want to suggest any books for my next reading list, to be reviewed in full on the blog, head to the link in my bio and click on Suggest A Book!
QOTD: what has been your best freebie book haul??
#bookhaul #bookstack #readinglist
I sat in my windowless office and wondered whether I should stay in the career I had already worked so hard to build and see success in, or do I leave it all behind to “go take pictures for a living” - which seemed crazy to me - but was always in my heart to do.
I had an immense fear of failure. It felt like a ball of stress in my gut, sleepless lights, loud inner critic bullying thoughts in my head and so much more.
Finally someone asked me what failure actually meant to me. “In the grand scheme of things - what would you look back on and consider a failure?” I actually had to think about that. I’d feared failure terribly but never actually stopped to define what it meant to me.
For me personally, failure would be getting to my death bed and realizing that I led a life half-lived.
That I allowed fear and self-doubt to rule over my decisions and choices, and to never know what could’ve been.
And thanks to this question, I realized that I was already living my life’s worst case scenario. That going after my dreams would be a huge win for me in my life - whether or not I succeeded in them - because I’d rather try, and fail, at something I love - than to never know what could’ve been... And to me there is no such thing as failure when you’re following your heart.
Would you agree?
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Whipped through this one real quick because I could not put it down. I’m not much for self help books, which is probably why it took me until this long to start reading this Christmas present from @elizabethpedzinski
, but this has made me reevaluate that.
You are a Badass by @jensincero
is a refreshing look on what it is to truly want to better your life, your relationships, your money, your obsession with cheetos or even your need to hide from the real world through books.
What I loved about this book is it resonates with me on so many things I’ve already started implementing in my life, but maybe not wholeheartedly. I really took the time to look at my end goals and why I haven’t gotten to them so can step up my game and get the next baby steps needed that’ll be what get me there.
I‘be already started the reread on this bad boy to keep the momentum going and to start compiling my 502,453,782 margin notes into and easier to read notebook (seriously, Sincero may be the one with all the advice, but you’ll want to take mine as well and come prepared with pad of paper and pen for this read).
🌱 Y o u . . 🌱
You are not your stunt, you are your growth
You are not your broken branches or your fallen leaves, you are your roots and your trunk. You are not your hair or your body, you are your smile and confidence. You are not your failure, you are your success. You are not your past, you are your now. You are not your depression nor your anxiety. You are more than that. You are your dreams and aspirations. You are compassion and enough. You are YOU ! Nothing more, nothing less.
In a society we’re we are all meant to feel, that we must all look the same, do the same and feel the same. I’m here to tell you, you were not born to be society’s puppet. You were born to live up to the best version of whom you truly are ! I hope you do that 🌱
"Every single person is born with unique and valuable gifts to share with the world. Once we figure out what ours are, and decide to live our lives putting them to use, that’s when, and only when, the real party begins."
- Jen Sincero
#letsparty #sundaythoughts #sundayvibes
Excellent words to start the week with. I’m not much of a talker, so when someone asks me how I’ve been I feel like I have to condense my story with the description of, “oh, just busy.”
Instead, I’m going to practice sharing my latest projects with a little detail and a big smile. I get to live this life and I love what I do, so why not spread those good vibes?
#JenSincero #YouAreABadass #ThankYouSoMuch @anthony_badami
Brace yourselves folks...long post alert... I have fire in my belly 🔥🔥🔥I am more fired up about making a success of my business than ever. When I say the word *success* I don’t mean to be able to just live, pay our modest mortgage and maybe have a nice holiday once a year - I mean to REALLY make money. Bare with me on this one folks
I know this might sound crass or in bad taste - trust me - coming from a very working class background having money or even talking about money is surrounded by- at the very least feelings of ‘ick’, plus being an artist aren’t we all supposed to be poor and just be grateful to do what we love
I’ll say it again... I want to make money- real money. I want to be able to make a difference with my consumer choices. I want to give heaps of money to the charities that I care about, I want to employ people so they can have a great life and make good choices too. I can’t do that if I’M struggling. Massive cliche alert 🚨 - I want to be the change I want to see in the world
Creative folks- we are the change. Crafters and makers are by their very nature highly in touch with the planet, our universe. We have such respect for the earth because we know where our materials come from, the process of how things come into being, how sustainable it is and in turn how to reduce waste. We are producing beautiful items people want to keep - not throw away tat
Money doesn’t make you happy but money does give you choices and choices give you freedom. I can’t make my voice heard if I’m worrying about feeding myself, if I’m worried about how I will pay for new elements for my kiln or a leaky roof, worrying about how I am going to fix my car if it breaks down etc...this is very much the position I have been in for the last 3 years
More artists need to have Money - Money with a capital ‘M’. More crafts people need to have Money. Makers - do yourself and the world a favour- be a success- MAKE MONEY - lots of money- more money than you have ever made in your life. We need to use the money we make for good, not just profit for profit sake. We need to step up. You need to do this - pour your sensitive, creative, caring souls into...cont. in comments...
Help me reign in my nerves! I’m starting this week with one major goal…and if I’m honest, it terrifies me. I’ve committed to seeing @tonyrobbins
speak in Toronto, and I’m kinda nervous! I’m looking forward to being inspired but I'm feeling really AWKWARD about spending the day with a room full of strangers, but I would LOVE some advice to calm these nerves! Don’t hold back! Flood my comments! ⠀