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Keep Track of Healthy Habits with Fitness Tracker Printables

No matter if you regularly run marathons or simply jog through the park once every couple of weeks, you know that working out and getting fit takes some serious discipline and drive. Setting fitness goals and designing a regimen for yourself isn’t easy, but it makes it that much more rewarding when you reach the goals you set for yourself.

Setting those goals for yourself can be challenging, no matter what it is. Whether it’s participating in a triathlon or just taking the stairs instead of the elevator for two weeks, setting and staying dedicated to your fitness goals takes just as much effort as running three miles on the treadmill. The team at Intuit Mint wants to make that easier, so they put together a list of fitness printables to take the stress out of planning your workouts. All you have to do is actually get moving—the hard work has been done for you!

Using a 30-day fitness calendar not only takes the stress out of planning, but it makes doing your workout fun. This way, everything you need to do is planned out for you—all you need to do is actually do it! At a glance, you can easily see what’s expected of you and how it will help you complete the workouts listed for you later in the month. Building up a tolerance for workouts is important, and this calendar helps you get fit and build up your endurance to complete harder workouts.

Another way to make workouts fun is to make it into a game. If pre-planned workouts aren’t for you, or if you want to choose your own workouts, these printable fitness dice are for you! Use the pre-assigned workouts, or fill in your own, to plan your workouts. All you have to do is roll the dice and see what you’ll be doing that day!

Being healthy doesn’t come just from working out, though that’s a big part of it. Developing and sticking to healthy habits will help you in your journey to living an active, healthy lifestyle, and there’s no better way to stick to your good habits than with a habit tracker. Simply write in the good habit you want to track, like drinking 32 oz. of water, eating green veggies, or taking 20 minutes in the morning to meditate and reflect on your breathing. Once you see how much progress you’ve made, you won’t want to break your habit—and soon it’ll be like second nature!



Using these printables will help you along your journey to be fit, be more active, and live a healthier lifestyle. Remember that being fit and healthy isn’t just about having abs or being able to run 10 miles—it’s about making the best choices for you and your body! Start now to set yourself up for a great 2020, and make the best of a new decade.

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How She Does It: Elaine Rau of Lady Boss Blogger

After just 3 years of blogging, Elaine Rau founder of LadyBossBlogger.com amassed an audience of 250,000+ followers worldwide, has been featured in hundreds of publications and has spoken on stages all over the world about how to become a successful blogger and influencer.

It all started when she lost her job, home, and brother-in-law in one week. Stuck in a developing country with an 80% unemployment rate, she had to learn how to make money online ASAP and managed to monetize her brand new blog the very first week.

After a year of blogging, she was interviewed by the Huffington Post on her success and shortly afterward people started emailing her blogging related questions which she answered then turned into her signature course: Start A Money Making Blog.


Deb Bailey: Welcome to the Secrets of Success blog, Elaine. How did you get started as an entrepreneur?

Elaine Rau: Great to be here, Deb. I call myself an accidental entrepreneur because it was based on the unique circumstances of my life that forced me to adapt and change. I was in a verbally abusive and controlling work environment, but one phone call changed the trajectory of my life and career.

My boyfriend who lived overseas at the time called to tell me that his brother had just been murdered. I asked my boss if I could attend the funeral... and when he said NO (because it would affect sales) I quit, packed my life in a suitcase and moved to Honduras.

I didn't realize how hard the transition would be and I hit rock bottom myself as well. I was purposeless, passionless and jobless all at the same time. So in order to give myself a reason to wake up in the morning, I started a blog to help myself learn who I wanted to become: a LADY BOSS BLOGGER... and that is exactly who I became.

I now speak at conferences all around the world teaching what I know. I also teach online courses that you can access here:   Courses.LadyBossBlogger.com.



Deb: What inspires you to do the work you do?

Elaine: I want to impact the next generation by educating them on the ins and outs of how to start and build an online business. I'm currently mentoring 25 college students through my internship program to help them learn the skills and tools they need to become equipped entrepreneurs.

Ultimately I want to bring what I have learned to a developing country like Honduras and educate the street boys on how they can build a future for themselves.

My blog was founded on the Micah Project property in Honduras, which is a charity for street boys that helps them get an education while providing a safe place to live (my husband was one of the boys they helped).

They gave me a place to stay for a couple of months when I moved down there until I found a good rental and was able to support myself through my blogging income. A portion of my business proceeds goes towards monthly contributions to the Micah Project.

I truly believe that with the right education and access to wifi, we can provide opportunities to those who never thought in their wildest dreams that they could support themselves and their families online.


Deb: What advice would you give to women entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

Elaine: Your vision doesn't have to be fully planned out or formed for you to begin. As you learn how to navigate the entrepreneurial waters, your purpose and even your passions will begin to change and morph into something more solid than just an idea or a dream.




Deb: What is your favorite activity to relax and unwind?

Elaine: I actually love hosting parties! It may not round relaxing to you, but I'm an extrovert that works alone most of the week so when I have free time, I like to pull some friends together for a potluck party or game night.


Deb: What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

Elaine: You are stronger and more capable than you think!



Deb: What do you think are the top 3 traits an entrepreneur must have?

Elaine: 
1. Optimism - you must be able to encourage yourself when no one else will

2. Discipline - you are in charge of your own schedule and need to be disciplined with how you spend your time

3. Adaptability - things won't always work out the way you plan, you must learn to be flexible


Deb: Thanks so much for sharing, Elaine. Please share your website and social media URLs.

Elaine: My pleasure. Here are the links.

INSTAGRAM
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

FACEBOOK
@ElaineRauOfficial
@LadyBossBlogger

FACEBOOK GROUP
For Female Entrepreneurs + Bloggers + Influencers

TWITTER
@LadyBossBlogger

PINTEREST
@ElaineRau

LINKEDIN
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

YOUTUBE
@ElaineRau
@LadyBossBlogger

WEBSITE
ElaineRau.com
LadyBossBlogger.com


Be Tech Savvy in 2020: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs

 Victoria Schmid
By Victoria Schmid

Have you ever felt a little out of the loop when it comes to the ever-changing world of technology? I mean, as a millennial, I “grew up on the Internet,” but dial-up and AIM are nothing compared to what’s available today. From 3D printers to TikTok dance memes, there’s a lot going on right now.

For entrepreneurs, you may not need to become a viral Internet sensation, but it’s definitely important to be tech savvy and at least speak the language. Let’s take a look at a few ways to stay ahead of the curve in 2020.

1. Understand your Internet options


One of the most basic ways to stay tech savvy is to make sure you understand which internet plan is right for you. With buzzwords like DSL, cable, fiber, 5G, and satellite internet, internet plans can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, some of those options are narrowed down based on what’s available locally. From there, you can figure out which Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the most reliable.

Also, keep in mind that there’s a difference between personal internet plans and internet plans for businesses. Most ISPs offer business plans with higher speeds, phone plan bundles, security monitoring, cloud storage, and more. So make a point to compare local ISPs to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

With a secure, high-speed connection, the tech world is your oyster.

2. Take advantage of smart devices


Pretty much every new product these days comes in a smart version. Some seem a little extravagant—like the smart duvet cover—while others are super functional and can even improve your business. Here are just a few of the smart devices you could incorporate into your enterprise in 2020 if you haven’t already.

• Thermostats: Smart thermostats make it easier to change the temperature of your office and save you money on energy costs by learning usage patterns and adjusting accordingly.

• Printers: Some smart printers can be controlled by voice command and can increase efficiency by ordering ink automatically when it’s low.

• Security cameras: Smart cameras put your mind at ease by allowing you to check on the security points of your office from anywhere on your smart phone. Some smart cameras also come with sensors that alert you of suspicious movement in real time.

• Lighting: Smart lighting is another great way to save on energy costs. Smart lights can also improve productivity by creating optimal lighting for employees to signal focus times or by adjusting to spaces with natural light.

If any other smart devices catch your eye, just make sure they benefit your business specifically before purchasing. Buying too many IoT devices could end up crowding the office and making an unnecessary dent in your bank account.

3. Know what to expect from 5G


You’ve probably seen commercials advertising the rollout of 5G wireless capabilities, but what does that mean for you and your business? 5G speeds will be about ten times faster than the current standard (4G or LTE) and will operate with almost zero latency. So if you use any smart devices in your company, or if your product depends heavily on mobile traffic, 5G is about to make your life a whole lot easier.

If you’re feeling anxious about getting 5G into your home or office now, don’t worry—it will still take some time before this technology is available to the masses. Even though 5G is broadcasting in some areas currently, most applications and devices aren’t even 5G compatible yet.

4. Review your privacy policies


With so many security breaches lately, privacy and data collection will be hot topics for 2020. To put your mind and your customers’ minds at ease, brush up on your current privacy policies this year. Make sure you’re up to date on privacy laws, and that you’re being transparent about your data collection policies.

If taking stock of and protecting customer information feels overwhelming, the FTC has some resources to walk you through the process.

5. Invest in local SEO


When they hear about a new product or company, someone usually starts by searching it online. One of the best things you can make time for in 2020 is local SEO. Keep information like hours of operation, phone numbers, and peak hours up to date. Use Google and other search engines to make sure your business is verified and showing up on maps.

You should also update your website often, respond to reviews and comments, and use other SEO tools, like Google My Business, to optimize your results.

Take it one step at a time

Hopefully, these tips will help you build a stronger online presence and feel more confident in dealing with technical difficulties. With a great internet plan, some time-saving smart devices, an airtight privacy policy, and excellent local SEO, you’ll be able to leverage your tech-savvy knowledge for success in 2020.

About the Author: Victoria Schmid enjoys writing about technology for the everyday person. She specializes in consumer technology and internet culture and has a background in broadcast journalism. Victoria’s work has been published on Entrepreneur, Best Company, and TripWire.

Celine & Joline Nehoray, Founders of Beverly Hills Lingerie on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Show #511

Two sisters. Two styles. One brand.

Sisters Celine & Joline Nehoray founded Beverly Hills Lingerie in fall 2018 with the dreams of growing & maintaining the ever-evolving streetwear lingerie industry.

Pioneered by the likes of acclaimed icons Cher & Madonna, lingerie as streetwear was a developing trend in the 1980s. Taking note of the trend which has been fading in & out for decades, Beverly Hills Lingerie is in pursuit of preserving its special charm. “Lingerie as streetwear is a fun & flirty way to toe the risqué & dance around the delicate line of controversial & elegant."

Beverly Hills Lingerie is a streetwear lingerie line launched by young sisters and entrepreneurs Joline and Celine. The two female entrepreneurs launched Beverly Hills Lingerie in 2018, had a collaboration with Fred Segal, and a collection with Cosmopolitan ("Cosmostyle by Cosmopolitan x BHL”).


Celine
Born and raised in Beverly Hills with a background in TV/Film, musical theater, public relations, and an expansive business sense gained throughout her years at renowned USC, Celine launched her first business, Beverly Hills Lingerie in Fall 2018 with her sister and business partner Joline. With the immense growth of the brand under its first year alone, it’s clear that Celine has what it takes to execute their roadmap for a successful global brand. Celine is a world traveller, social butterfly, dream chaser, and is on the path to accomplish her childhood goal, to become a highly respected and positively influential TV talk show host.


Joline
A true Beverly Hills baby, born and raised. Having traveled the globe countless times with her family and loved ones, Joline still finds Beverly Hills to be home - and her business founded with her sister, Beverly Hills Lingerie, for them, embodies home. Joline founded Beverly Hills Lingerie while still completing her undergraduate degree at USC in Communications and Entrepreneurship after finding difficulty finding edgy yet sexy lingerie to wear as streetwear. The balance between work and school hasn’t been simple, but the constant growth of Beverly Hills Lingerie has been so rewarding, and this is just the start.

https://www.beverlyhillslingerie.com

https://twitter.com/ShopBHL

https://www.instagram.com/beverlyhillslingerie/

https://www.facebook.com/Beverly-Hills-Lingerie-149784618959166/


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2020-01-29T20_06_01-08_00


Subscribe on iTunes:
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Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d
Show #513

Shruti Joshi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Compell’d, a consumer business that is transforming the way people keep track of, do and share the recommendations, experiences and content they discover from anywhere.

As an entrepreneur and former marketing executive with a track record of driving growth across multiple B2B and B2C businesses across large, startup, mid-sized firms and turnaround brands, Shruti advises and sits on several start-up and mid-sized company boards.

She has successfully lead go-to-market, P&L businesses and new product innovation and has expert knowledge in brand building, digital marketing, marketing analytics, and growing recurring revenue businesses, including SaaS. (Software as a Service)

In her former role, as an equity partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.), Shruti created, built and led the Marketing ROI Practice dedicated to improving marketing returns for Fortune 500 brands, through a combination of proprietary analytics SaaS and consulting solutions.

Prior to joining AV&Co., Shruti was an executive at Verizon Communications, where she was responsible for driving new acquisition growth for Consumer FiOS and Core network products, by developing product marketing strategies and optimizing $750M+ digital, awareness and direct response media campaigns. Shruti also has a consulting background in product innovation and development, where she helped global brands develop new products.

Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d

Shruti holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.

Shruti is passionate about experiencing all that you want in life, loves to travel and would rather see and try something first hand then hear about it second hand. Fascinated by the concept of micro regrets and being more unified between a life imagined and a life lived, she developed Compell’d to help others live their lives to the fullest.

She is also a new mom and loves the new challenge all while launching her start up. Having always worked in a man’s world in tech she is passionate  about female empowerment  thinking they should be given a fair chance to shine and be recognized as amazing business people.

In her time off she relaxes with mediation and is  on the board of the David Lynch Foundation and several companies. In general she loves helping people—especially when it comes to driving growth for their businesses. She spent her childhood overseas and is constantly open to change and new challenges. She loves to discover different parts of the world and shares her recommendations with friends, colleagues and family.

https://www.compelld.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shruti-joshi-282369a/
https://www.instagram.com/compelld/
https://www.facebook.com/compelld/
https://twitter.com/compelldnow

Download Compell'd from the app store:
https://apps.apple.com/US/app/id1253793947?mt=8


Listen on Podomatic:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dbcoach/episodes/2020-01-21T22_00_00-08_00


Subscribe on iTunes:
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Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Martin Luther King Day - A Day of Service

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.

After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off."

It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
- from http://mlkday.gov/index.php


Letter from a Birmingham Jail
https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Recently Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/19/exclusive_newly_discovered_1964_mlk_speech


MLK biography on Nobel Prize.org
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

The King Center
http://www.thekingcenter.org/

MLK Research and Education Institute
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/

The "I Have a Dream" speech audio and video
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

The Greatest MLK Speeches You Never Heard
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/us/king-speeches-never-heard/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

The "Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence" Speech
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm

"The Drum Major Instinct" Speech
http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_the_drum_major_instinct/

MLK Day on Twitter
https://twitter.com/mlkday

MLK Now on Twitter
https://twitter.com/UnitedBlackout


"How Your Money Mindset Impacts Your Business Success" with Tess Wicks, Founder of Wander Wealthy on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Tess Wicks
Show #505

Topic: "How Your Money Mindset Impacts Your Business Success"


Tess Wicks is a Wealth and Mindset Coach and the founder of Wander Wealthy, an educational platform for online coaches and service-based entrepreneurs.

Her mission is to bring financial literacy to the self-employed, to help them see that with the combination of practical financial systems and magical mindset work, they have the ability to transform their money stories and ultimately experience ease when it comes to making money and managing their finances.

https://wanderwealthy.com
http://wanderwealthy.com/roadmap - Get the Easy Profit roadmap
https://instagram.com/tess_wicks

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Budget Saving Ideas for Small Business Owners

women working on computer
Money is tight for most small businesses. They aren’t the industry giants with huge bank accounts; they are regular people working every day to make their business profit.

While increasing revenue is one way to address budget issues at a small business, it isn’t always that simple. Beyond trying to bring in more sales or find new clients, small business owners should look for ways to cut costs. The following are a few of the things you can do to save money at your small business.

Work With Online Contractors


Having a strong staff can be great for helping you get more done, but it can also be costly. For tasks that are non-essential or those that do not require a full-time employee, consider hiring an online contractor. As an example, a part-time virtual assistant could take on some of the administrative tasks for your business without costing as much as hiring employees to do some of the support work.

Find the Right Credit Card


Using the right credit card can make a big difference for a small business. Of course, you want to compare the fees that come with the card, but you should also look for a card that offers rewards that meet the needs of your business. As an example, if you travel a lot for business, you should look into business credit cards that offer airline miles.

Talk to Your Vendors


Most small business owners work with the same vendors for many years. If you are a reliable customer who always pays on time, you might be able to negotiate a discount. Beyond renegotiating with the vendors you know, you could also consider looking for new suppliers with better prices.

Use Open Source Software


You have a range of business software that could be used to automate tasks or make your business more efficient. The only problem is that many of these programs can be expensive. If you want to save money while still having access to the advantages of these systems, you should look for open source alternatives. As an example, you could use LibreOffice as your office suite for things like spreadsheets, word processing, and slide shows.

Virtual Office


Having office space is nice, but it can be a major expense. If you don’t need to rent an office, you should consider setting up a home office to work from. Depending on the type of work you do, you could even consider letting your employees telecommute instead of coming to an office every day. Beyond increasing productivity, there are several benefits to allowing employees to telecommute.

Hire Interns


Interns could help your business get more done without costing as much as an experienced employee. For the business, an intern provides work for free or at a lower cost; for the intern, it is an opportunity to learn a skill or gain experience in the industry. If the intern performs well, you may even be able to hire them as an employee later on.

For most small businesses, you are not going to find one large expense that can be cut to save a lot of money. However, if you can find several ways to save a little money, it will add up and make a big difference for your budget.



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Michelle Danner: Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & Acting Coach ON WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS RADIO

Michelle Danner
Show #512

The craft of acting is as alluring as it is mysterious, and it takes a being of great passion, insight, and determination in order to succeed.  But to teach acting – to inspire creative souls to successfully harvest those tools – requires an even greater commitment, to bring out the best in each and every actor one encounters. That passion is the hallmark of the career of filmmaker and acting coach Michelle Danner, for decades one of the industry’s most respected teachers, and now a successful director who continues to grow and expand her creative universe. 

There aren’t many people who can point to a career full of success as a performer, teacher, storyteller, entrepreneur, and expert.  But Michelle Danner can.

The legendary acting teacher and co-founder of the Edgemar Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory, Danner’s also now well-established as a successful feature film director.  Her latest completed film, “Bad Impulse,” is a psychological thriller about family secrets and modern technology, starring Sonya Walger, Grant Bowler, and Paul Sorvino; and she’s set to begin shooting “The Runner,” an action thriller and true-life coming of age story about a troubled teenager forced to go undercover to expose a drug kingpin.

A dedicated mom (with one son who is an aspiring filmmaker), Danner still has her “day job” – overseeing the faculty of the Los Angeles Acting Conseratory, and conducting her weekly acting class. Danner’s list of students has included Christian Slater, Salma Hayak, Gerard Butler, Seth McFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, and Zooey Deschanel.  A longtime student of legendary acting teachers like Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, Danner’s eclectic approach (which  she calls “The Golden Box”) allows actors the freedom to employ a wide variety of techniques. 

Raised in a show business family and with a deep appreciation for all of the performing arts, Danner also continues to run the boutique “Cinema at the Edge” film festival (scheduled for February 2020), and is currently preparing to direct a new one-person play, Bonnie Culver’s “Norris,” starring Anne Archer, based on the memoirs of the widow of writer Norman Mailer.

Simply put, there’s almost no one in the business who knows as much about acting and success as Michelle Danner – and her continued success in multiple creative fields makes her one of the most successful women working in the industry today.

Twitter: @ActingAtEdgemar

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How to Nail this One Step of the Law of Attraction

woman with lights
by Chris Atley

I realized something pretty interesting the other day. Yes the energy we put out comes back to us, but there is something much deeper going on underneath the surface. If you can nail this one law of attraction step, you will truly step into a place of being able to create more of your dreams!

There is a lot of discussion on how what we put out comes back to us. From an energetic perspective. So if we are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, we will get back more in our life to be overwhelmed and stressed out about, like unexpected bills, getting stuck in traffic, clients having issues, etc.

On the flip side, if we are relaxed and happy, we receive more back that makes us feel relaxed and happy, like new opportunities, finances increasing, a surprise from a loved one, etc.

BUT…here’s the kicker…

It’s not that these things are magically showing-up, we’re creating them! And I’m talking about this being deeper than just the law of attraction (LOA). Per the LOA, if you’re miserable, you will attract more into your life to be miserable about.

<< As an aside, a mentor once explained the whole attraction thing like this and it made perfect sense. It’s not so much that you’re attracting these things into your life and they’re magically appearing, they’re already there. It’s more about what you’re seeing. So if you’re saying that you want success, but deep down you don’t feel worthy enough, you’re putting out an unworthy energy.

You will not see the solution that is already there to create the success you’re wanting because your energy doesn’t match it. You literally will not see the next step or opportunity that is right there waiting for you. You will miss it. You need to feel worthy and positive in order to see the solution. Since the solution is positive, you need to feel positive to see it and receive it. >>

It’s all about the feeling.

So now back to my revelation.

I am going to take the above concept even further. It’s more than just operating on the same frequency as what you are asking for, i.e. more peace, love, abundance, etc.

It’s that you’re making decisions from this place.

Your decisions have energy.

So when you are overwhelmed, you are really attracting / seeing, whatever you want to call it, more decisions that are in alignment with that energy.

It’s the decision that is causing what you are creating.

If you’re overwhelmed, you will make decisions from this place. You’re thinking at a low vibration and therefore so are your decisions. You continue to take on more then you should, you have poor boundaries, you don’t give yourself enough time, you are making yourself crazy with plans! These poor decisions keep you in overwhelm. It goes round and round, until you become aware of it and make a different, more empowered choice.

By contrast, if you’re feeling relaxed and happy, you make decisions from this place. You decide to do more that brings you joy and peace. You make more time for yourself, and what you love (like exercising & meditating), and you are conscious about how you are spending your time. You are making empowered decisions that lead to empowered results.

And here’s the real gem. Wait for it…YOU LET GO EASIER!!!!

Of the drama, the stories that keep you in other people’s business, the gossip, the high expectations and the hurt feelings.

You let go of this stuff sooo much faster – the expression “letting it roll off your back” rings true. If you even realize it’s on your back to begin with.

Hmm.

So let’s look at A) how you’re feeling deep down, and B) how you’re making decisions.

Shift the decision, shift the energy, shift what you’re creating.


Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.

Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash

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Have a Happy New Year!

7 Steps to Keeping a Healthy Lifestyle with a Busy Schedule

woman writing in journal book
Even if you strive to consciously make healthy decisions, time may not always be on your side. With such a hectic schedule every day, it can sometimes be a lot easier to grab something that’s quick, fast and affordable to eat, like fast food, on your way out or during your short lunch break.

Meanwhile, the gym may be the last thing you have the energy for after a long day at the office or on the job.

However, it doesn’t have to be a tradeoff. Being healthy and being busy is possible, it just takes a little work to turn these choices into a habit. It can be difficult at first, but there are small changes that you can start implementing into your daily routine to live a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few tips that can make a big impact and won’t be too hard to stick to!

1. DESIGNATE TIME FOR MEAL PREPPING


Making a new meal each night for dinner or thinking of a lunch to pack for the following day can seem like a monotonous chore. If you designate an hour specifically to cooking and prepping meals for the week, or by ordering a meal kit online, you’ll save yourself loads of time. Then, when it’s time to eat, all you’ll have to do is take ten minutes to reheat or prepare. Eating healthy doesn’t have to require a lot of effort!

2. MAKE BEING ACTIVE A LIFESTYLE


Getting physical activity doesn’t just need to be an hour session at the gym. Exercising shouldn’t be a chore, it’s about making it into a conscious lifestyle. If you lack the time to do a full-on workout, try squeezing in little ways of staying active throughout the day. Go on a walk when you take a phone call, take the stairs instead of an elevator, or even do a small yoga routine right before bed. Be mindful of where you could be more active in your daily routine and take advantage.

3. ADDRESS DEFICIENCIES


With a fast-paced lifestyle, getting all of your required nutrients each day can be incredibly tough. Common vitamin deficiencies like iron, vitamin B, and magnesium can have a huge effect on your overall wellness. This is why it’s important to address any deficiencies with a doctor and to take supplements or a daily multivitamin to keep yourself balanced.

4. DEVELOP A RELAXATION TECHNIQUE


Eliminating stress as a whole is a near impossible task. Once you’ve come to terms with this realization, you’ll understand that you should be focused on how you cope with stress and what relaxation techniques work the best for you. What may help your friends or family deal with their anxieties may not benefit you the same way. It’s crucial to try out different coping mechanisms to find the right one for you and your unique situation. Techniques such as meditation and yoga are just a couple of ways you can learn to relax and deal with your stress, but there are many more methods you can try as well.

5. CREATE TO-DO LISTS TO STAY ORGANIZED


Have you ever found yourself running a bunch of errands but end up forgetting something along the way, just to run back out later? It happens to all of us but this is a huge time-waster and can be extremely frustrating. By organizing your to-do lists, you’ll be better able to stay on top of all of your to-do’s and feel more in control of your life. It’ll allow you to visualize all the things you need to get done while also prioritizing and planning when to do them.

6. SET REALISTIC GOALS


One of the biggest complaints of chronically busy people is that there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done. Striving for long-term goals is essential for growth, but it’s just as important that these goals be realistic and achievable. Instead of aiming for that six-pack by summer, start off with making a small workout plan and build your way up over time. Want that promotion? Work on one project at a time instead of trying to take on everything at once. By setting realistic goals, you’ll get to where you want to be over time and feel less overwhelmed while doing it.

7. FILL UP YOUR WATER BOTTLE FIVE TIMES A DAY


Most people don’t drink enough water each day to stay hydrated. If you wait until you’re thirsty to drink water, you’ve already let yourself get dehydrated. When you drink enough water, you’ll have a stronger immune system, feel more energetic, and you’ll cleanse your body from the inside-out. Start by getting a great reusable water bottle and fill it up at least five times throughout the day. With a goal, you’ll feel more motivated to drink water and therefore become healthier in the process.

This article originally appeared on DBaileyCoach.com


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