Monday, September 16, 2019

3 Things I Do When I Feel Stuck In Life




Welcome back! I hope you had an awesome weekend! If you're new here welcome and thanks for kicking it with me today! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Theresa, but my friends call me Tee, you're welcome to do the same! I help women who struggle with self-discipline and procrastination take action on their business & lifestyle goals so that they can have more independence and really just create the life they want. Unlike many who tell you achieving your goals takes a lot of time, I show you how to hit your goals in 90 days or less using proven strategies.

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So, before we jump into anything today I want to invite you to join me in a FREE LIVE workshop where I will walk you step-by-step through my goal setting and achievement process. That's right! I'm taking YOU behind the scenes to learn all of my goal crushing tips and tricks for overcoming procrastination so you can finally get started on your goals, ditching overwhelm so you can actually follow through and completing goals to perfection!

This workshop includes:
  • How to create realistic business and lifestyle goals that work with your crazy busy schedule
  • How to make your success predictable using proven strategies and systems
  • And so much more!

As a BONUS I'll also share:
  • The secret to goal achievement & life mastery even if you struggle with self-discipline
  • AND we will have a LIVE Q&A session so that you can leave with 100% clarity on how to apply everything we discuss to your real lifestyle and business challenges.

All of this is happening on Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th! This is your opportunity to practically stop dreaming and start doing things that will get you closer to the life and business that you want! Sign up here. Space is limited and I know you do NOT want to miss this.

Let's Be Honest...

I don't know about you, but when I start feeling stuck in any area of my life I find myself becoming slothful! It starts with feelings of overwhelm and frustration then it turns into procrastination and self-sabotage. Just nod your head if you're with me. Cool!

Instead of giving into the idea of being stuck and not knowing what to do, I have learned to practice 3 things that help me to not give in to my feelings and instead move towards my goals to create the reality I want. Before we get into this I want you to know that I do not do any of this in any particular order. They are all equally important and should be implemented. If there is one thing that I most often start with it would be number 3.

3 Things I Do When I Feel Stuck In Life

1. Get Around People Who Challenge My Perspective

This is so important. When I am having a hard time working through something I choose to listen to people who are smarter than me and have achieved success in that area. This has helped me to increase my wisdom in half the time and get incredible results with less work. 

This is the power of leveraging your network and community! This is what it looks like to work smarter. Instead of wasting time trying to figure out everything you can reach out to people who have already done what you want to accomplish. The reason why this works is because success and failure are based on principles. If you can learn the principles they used to create the results they have you can create the exact same thing in your life!

"Stop dreaming, start doing."
- Tee Forever

2. Dream Again

Instead of being weighed down by the problem (or problems) start to dream again! Think about what's possible. Consider your current options with an open mind. Don't limit yourself to your current experiences and don't make decision-based on where you are. Close your eyes and picture where you see yourself being in the next year, the next 5 years, the next 10 years and sit in that vision! Feel the excitement and the freedom you have. Then open your eyes and find a starting place. Do you know anyone that can help you? Do you have anything you can start with? Maybe your goal is to write a book, you can start writing your outline. Maybe your goal is to launch a business you can start writing your business plan. No matter what the big life goal is YOU CAN start now no matter how small it seems.

Here's an example:

You know that I have a goal to establish orphanages (if not, you can read about it here)! One way I have started taking steps towards making this goal a reality is by adopting an orphan in Africa. This might sound small and insignificant in comparison to the big-picture goal, however, by supporting orphans right now (starting where I am with what I have) I am doing a few things.

1. I am keeping my vision alive. By supporting orphans as much as I can now I am constantly reminded of my big vision to build more orphanages around the world and helping them to become more independent.

2. I am strengthening my generosity beliefs and habits.

3. I am growing into the kind of person I want to be. Someone who loves and literally takes care of orphans.

You get creative and become resourceful when you begin to see what's possible! 

3. Ask for help

This is my secret sauce to rapid growth! I ask for help with EVERYTHING (even things I don't struggle with but simply want to improve). Here's an example of what this looks like in my life. I have multiple business coaches who specialize in different areas of business, I worked with a financial coach who helped me to clean up my finances, and I have a marriage mentor who holds me accountable to my marriage goals and standards! Trust me, having help is a BEAUTIFUL thing! 

Keep in mind, whoever helps you will not do the work for you. They will show you the way, but you still have to implement the steps, take action and follow through until you get the results you want. Helpers are like guides. They lead you toward to answer and support you in creating the results. They are there to push you to higher heights and challenge you to evolve.

They come in many forms like a coach, mentor, teacher, and so on. My helpers are irreplaceable gifts from God! I am so grateful for them and let's be honest, although I don't always want to do what they suggest when I do I always end up in a better position than I started when I was trying to figure it out on our own.

Summary

I hope that you enjoyed reading this! The next time you feel stuck simply get around people who challenge your perspective, start dreaming again, and ask for help. As always I enjoyed kicking it with you today. You can sign up for the FREE LIVE workshop here. Until next week, stop dreaming and START DOING! Your girl,

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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Monday, September 9, 2019

The Importance of Dreaming Big




Hey, what's up it's your girl Tee forever! If you're new here, welcome! I help women who struggle with self-discipline and procrastination take action on their business & lifestyle goals so that they can have more independence and really just create the life they want. Unlike many who tell you achieving your goals takes a lot of time, I show you how to hit your goals in 90 days or less using proven strategies.

Alright, so today we're talking all about dreaming big! We will cover things like why it's important, why most people don't do it and how you can start doing it today. If you are ready to take your dreams up to the next level this episode was made just for you. Hit play to take a listen!

What are your dreams?

Oprah said, "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." What do you see when you envision the life of your dreams? I read this quote about a month ago and it hasn't left my heart. I actually started journaling about it because I wanted to really uncover all of the specifics of what my dream life would look like.

During this process, I felt really peaceful and clear. Almost like I was becoming laser-focused and intentional and could actually see where I am going/what I will create while I'm here (alive). I wrote down things that I will be, do, and have. It was great!

I want to invite you to do the same. Write this quote down and journal about it. Ask yourself questions like what would I do if I were living the life of my dreams right now? Who would I help? How could I help them?  Who would I be? Would I be more disciplined? Maybe more committed? What would I have? How would my relationships feel? And so on. If you don't leave this exercise with a bigger life vision then you need to spend more time writing because this quote is deep! Trust me, do the work, then you will see exactly what I'm talking about!

Who will you become to achieve your dreams?

Something I am currently learning about having dreams and goals is that when you decide to take action and pursue them you are choosing to master yourself and ultimately become a master of life. Follow me because this is deep!

Making an effort to hit a goal opens the door for your goals to mold you into who you're meant to be. Your goal is a challenge that you have to develop yourself (internally and externally) to be able to accomplish. Without personal development like character growth and work ethic, you will remain at the mercy of whatever life throws your way. When you decide to take full responsibility for your life and create exactly what you envision you will change and so will everything around you.

3 reasons why most people don't dream big

Most people don't dream big because they want to fit in and be accepted. I recently read this funny quote that said, "sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring so I got back to being myself."  This is the story of my life! Lol! I can't do it. I don't want to do it. We all know that "normal" doesn't exist and STILL, we feel a social pressure to conform to what others are doing. Why?! Because we don't want to be rejected. It boils down to fear. Let me explain.

1. No one in our family has done it

Your goals are BIG! You have a huge life vision full of things you want to accomplish, people you want to help, and lives you want to transform. This is good! But how do you do it? Where do you start? How do you figure all of this out when you've never seen anyone in your family do it before?

This limitation is based on the past. Not necessarily your past but the general lineage (history) of your family. People think 'because my family has always done it this way I will naturally follow suit'. Many parents also subconsciously program their kids to think this way or put expectations on them to do what the family has always done which isn't always what they want.

The pressure to conform is REAL! Your family may not understand you because they don't dream as big as you do, but baby! You're in good company! If you were on the path to blending in, being normal, and settling for what life gave you then most people who are doing this would celebrate you, but when they question your choices and look at you funny when you say things like "I want to start a business, I want to impact the world for good, or I want to be a world leader" then you know you're doing something right!

2. our environment

We don't want to be judged, criticized, or rejected so we play small. We dumb down and minimize our brillance because we want to make others feel comfortable. We don't want our neighbors to feel like we think we know everything, we don't want our friends to feel like we are leaving them behind, and we don't want our community to think that we lost our MIND! Lol, right?! We want to be fit in so we dream small to match the perspective of the people we are around the most.

This limitation is based on the present. We allow our situation, the people around us, and the environment to dictate what we can have, who we can be, and what we can accomplish. We choose to settle for where we are in life and think we can maybe pursue our goals at a later time or we can make the best of what we have and just enjoy what we've been given. My friend, don't get it twisted. You are where you are because you have everything you need to create something bigger and better!

Being content in any situation is one thing, but becoming complacent and choosing to dream small because of your current reality is not contentment or gratitude. It's fear. Les Brown said, "too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." Think about that and decide what you want. If you're reading this, like me, I know you want to live the life of your dreams so stop conforming!

3. self-doubt

We doubt our own ability to be great. We think we can't achieve the goal and therefore don't want to dream big. We limit ourselves to what we've seen before, what we've done in the past, and our current network and resources. We are afraid to dream big because we don't want to disappoint ourself.

This limitation is based on the future. We don't really know what we're capable of so we play small and do what feels comfortable. We hope things will get better and life will progress but we don't know how or when so we set small goals that we know how to achieve. Marianne Williamson said, "our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

Don't allow fear to kill your potential. Don't allow fear to decide your future. Anything that has been done is something that you can do. It all starts with self-confidence.

"Normal is for people without any courage." - Unknown

2 reasons to start dreaming big

1. You were made to shine bright

Listen, you are a leader so stop shying away from your position. God planted big dreams in your heart for you to be an example of what's possible to others so shine! Do you think your goals are for you to become selfish and proud? No way! Dreaming big is about finding ways to serve others and help everyone around you to cultivate their greatness as well. This is an opportunity for you to challenge what's considered normal and call people to live at their highest level. Lead the pack. Go ahead and create your best life!

2. personal development

The challenges you face will mature you. Life is about learning and growing. When you stop growing you stop living. Eric Butterworth said, "don't go through life, GROW through life." Having big dreams challenges you to live every day with purpose, clarity, and intention. You were made for this!

how to dream big:

1. trust yourself

If you weren't capable of completing the dream/goal you wouldn't have it. Does that make sense? If you weren't currently equipped with everything you need to crush the goal it wouldn't be a dream for you. Sometimes we are so familiar with ourselves (flaws in all) and our big dreams that we think 'there is no way I can do this and someone else probably has the same goal so I'll sit back and let them do it', but the truth is we don't all have the same big dreams and you have this dream for a reason. The dream is yours to create in real life. The dream is yours to share with the world so take 100% responsibility for it and just start!

2. dream from your heart

3. Take action, make decisions, and live out the vision. God planted this vision in your heart so why are you afraid to pursue it? Hit play on the podcast and I will walk you through a quick exercise that will help you to dream big from your heart so that you can create a life that is aligned with your purpose.

summary: 

Stop dreaming and start doing! You made it to the end of this so you must be serious about living the biggest adventure of your life, right? So don't waste any more time. Stop playing small, hoping, wishing, and waiting for your life and business to improve. If you're ready to start tackling your big goals sign up for how to turn your goals into reality.

The is the program where I walk you through a step by step process to hit your business and lifestyle goals in 90 days or less. We use proven principles and strategies to help you overcome obstacles like not knowing where to start, not having a clear business plan to get what you want, and a lack of self-discipline so that you can have the life and business that you dream of. Sign up and we will send you more information!

Listen! If this episode inspired, encouraged, or motivated you in any way I want to hear about it! Leave a review on iTunes or share a post on Instagram and tag me. My handle is @teeforever_ . As always, I had so much fun! I love connecting with you. Go out there and let's change the world one dream at a time! Your girl,

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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Monday, September 2, 2019

Achieve Your Goals In Less Time With Less Effort



Today we're talking all about how crushing your goals is actually WAY easier than you think! If you're new here welcome! I'm really excited that you came to join us! If you don't know, I help women who struggle with self-discipline and procrastination take action on their business & lifestyle goals so that they can have more independence (time and financial freedom) to create the life that they want.

Something I hear about often from my clients in the initial stages of our journey is about how HARD it is to hit your goals and how much TIME it takes to even begin seeing a few small results! They say things like "achieving my goal(s) requires too much work, it's really overwhelming and confusing..." and so on. The majority of people see goal achievement as being something that is hard to attain, no wonder why only 8% of people actually crush their goals! So today, I want to help you destroy these beliefs because I know that achieving your goals is easy!

Change is hard

Before we get into any of this I want to invite you to be open and to listen from a place of "I don't know anything" and to try on a students frame of mind. A lot of times what we do is when something contradicts our beliefs or what we think we know which is based on our experiences, things we've heard and been taught, and so on we resist it. Our first natural reaction is to push it away. This is why change is hard. This is why growth can take a lot of time. We don't want to give up our old ways of thinking that can be harmful to our progress. So I want to invite you to just be open because achieving your goals doesn't have to be as hard as you think it is.

Hitting Your Goals IS Not about the hustle

Hitting your goal is not about hustling hard and pushing yourself to do things that you hate like eating healthy. Don't believe me? Well, think about it, how many people do you know right now who hustle and put in countless hours, money, resources, and energy into crushing their goals only to fall short time and time again? There are TONS of people struggling to hit their lifestyle and business or career goals and create their dream life! Science shows that 91% of people do not hit their goals! So it's not about how much time or money you put into it.

This is about life mastery

Goal achievement is about one thing and one thing only, WHO you're becoming.  This is about developing your character, establishing your leadership skills, creating a vision for your life, and feeling a sense of purpose every day. When you pursue your goals you are on an adventure of a lifetime because you are beautifully becoming the person you were meant to be. It's about your personal transformation as you strive to attain this thing that is currently out of your reach. It is about life mastery!

Think about your circle of friends, 91% of them are not hitting their goals and are struggling to create the life and business that they want. Only 8% of people actually relentlessly pursue and hit their goals without settling in life. Why do you think this happens? How do they do it? Do you think maybe they're lucky? Maybe special? How about extremely smart? Maybe they have the right connections or they are extraordinary in some way? What do you think? If you believe any of these things let me tell you...

Good news

Lol, I hate to burst your bubble but people who hit their goals are just like you and me! They are not extra strategic, they didn't come from a special family, they don't know all of the right people, they are not extra disciplined, they are regular people just like us who decided they wanted something so they went for it. It's that simple. They achieved their goal by experimenting to see what works and what doesn't. They achieved their goal by taking imperfect action to create exactly what they want.

"Goal achievement is not about perfection, it's about making progress. It's not about having all of the answers, it's about finding them. It's not about having all of the opportunities, it's about creating them!" - Tee Forever

There is no magic formula

There are several ways to hit any goal. Let's say there are 5 people individually pursuing the same goal. They can find several ways to hit the goal and all of those ways will yield the same result. There is no wrong way of doing this. The reason why you're having a hard time getting lasting results is that you aren't evolving into the kind of person that can hit and sustain the goal you want!

The magic in this equation is you! You are the secret sauce, the power, the fire, the source of growth and progress in this equation. You are the one who will make or break your life. You are the one who needs work. Your goal is 100% possible, you just need to grow in order to hit it. This is the way to achieve your goal in less time with less effort. Become the person you know you are meant to be.

What Got you here won't get you there

To move from where you are to where you want to be you have to become someone different. You have to be open to changing, growing, and challenging yourself to reach new standards and ways of BEING. I hope you're getting this because this is a powerful life-changing idea that can really catapult your life!

Putting in work and doing things to hit the goal is apart of the process but it is not what makes the goal possible. The goal is possible because of WHO you are. I want you to think about someone you know who does not set goals. If they came to you tomorrow and said "I am going to successfully run for the presidency" what would you think? You would probably laugh, right? If not out loud you would in your mind because of their character.

Your Goals Are 100% possible

The goal is possible because of who you are BECOMING! The reason why we believe in and support great leaders is because of who they are and the same is true for you! I believe that your goals are 100% possible because if you are here, reading this blog, you're the kind of person who wants to exceed what you've done in the past. You want to reach new levels of personal and business achievement and experience life mastery! You want to become the full person that God created you to be because you know there is more for you to experience, have, and become!

One thing that I do with all of my clients is instill in them the belief that their goals are 100% possible. During our initial consultation, I test how much they actually believe in their goal and if I see they are not fully convinced or committed then I know right off the bat that we aren't a good fit.

Success Vs. Failure

People who have big goals but don't take personal responsibility for their life or who they are will never experience the full satisfaction and self-respect that come from personal growth and goal achievement because they are not ready. People who focus on potential danger and things that can go wrong instead of seeing all of the possibilities available to them are people who will remain stuck in procrastination and failure.

Free Download: How to Create Realistic Goals

No matter how many amazing life-changing tools and resources they have or how much support they get(even with access to the best team, coaches, and strategy) if they don't believe in themselves and the goal they want to hit they won't get the results. This is why 91% of people fail. But not you! Crushing your goal is easier than you think because all you need is a few simple things:

The Character of Winners

focus

If you want to easily crush your goals all you need to do is focus on one course/path until you succeed. No matter what your goal is whether that's to start a business, increase sales, complete your book, or start/support orphanages around the world (like I do) all you need to do is focus on one course of action, one strategy at a time.

What I hear a lot from my clients is how they tried so many different things to get results like, reading this book, going to that conference, studying this training series, and working with that coach. These things are great, we need to be continually investing in our personal development and learning because it's a way of life, however, you will not get the full benefit of any strategy if you're trying them all at the same time (ouu that's good, I'm going to repeat that)! You will not get the full benefit of any strategy if you're trying them all at the same time!

Focus, focus, focus! One Strategy at a time and give the strategy enough time to work in your life/business. Listen to the podcast for examples.

trust

People who achieve their goals easily trust themselves and God and they choose to enjoy the process. We all know that God can do anything and with Him all things are possible. So we believe and know that He has a plan for us and He works all things out for our good. Although we know this, it doesn't always translate into self-confidence. 

We forget that God, the creator made us in His image. So if He can do anything so can we! I mean, we have limits, don't get it twisted, we are not God but He has given us the ability to create so every day we are either creating a life that is aligned with what we want and where we want to go or we're doing the opposite.

If we don't believe in ourself we won't take the necessary steps to move closer to our goal(s). When we are stuck in fear and self-doubt we don't get to experience the results that are waiting for us once we hit our goals. This leads to a cycle of frustration and compromise that ultimately causes most people to settle for a life that is average and way below what they're capable of. Hit play to hear about how I almost did this in my own life!

A picture of me at one of my first paid speaking events

action

Many times when I first start working with clients they say things like, "I didn't know where to start so I didn't do anything, my goal was too big so I felt overwhelmed and I didn't do anything..." and so on. This is not the best perspective to hold because whatever you think about anything is what you will create and experience. Henry Ford said it best, "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." This quote powerfully demonstrates the principles of trust (self-confidence) and action. They both work together. When you do one you are simultaneously doing the other.

Action brings clarity! When you start moving it's easier to make changes. I used to create plans on top of plans on top of plans! But I would fail at the execution because I rarely followed through on my plans lol! It was bad y'all! This is why I understand when people come to me and explain how much they are struggling to hit their goals. This is why I am able to help you turn your goals into reality. I used to be exactly where you are! #Struggling! Lol

Summary:

Focus on pursuing your goals with your best effort. Trust God and trust that you are capable of achieving your goals. Enjoy the process don't get stuck complaining and comparing your life and progress to others. Most importantly, take action because action brings clarity! I hope that you enjoyed this episode! Don't forget to subscribe so that you don't miss a post and join our exclusive online community to be connected to like-minded goal-getters like you! Talk soon,

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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Monday, August 26, 2019

10 Things Most People Don’t Know About Me





Alright so welcome back! If you're new here, welcome! I am Theresa, my friends call me Tee so feel free to do the same. I help women who struggle with self-discipline and procrastination take action on their business & lifestyle goals so that they can have more independence and really just create the life that they want. Unlike many who tell you achieving your goals takes a lot of time, I show you how to hit your goals in 90 days or less using proven strategies and this is why this blog exists. It's all about helping you to actualize your goals by taking action and using strategies that actually work!

Before we jump into anything I need to ask you...what happened to the goals you said you were going to achieve by the end of THIS year? Are you still pursuing them or have you given up? Are you still fired up and excited to get it done or do you feel discouraged?

If you fall under any of these categories I want to help you. We only have about 4 months left of this year and I believe that is more than enough time to get it done so I want to invite you to join the waitlist for how to turn your goals into reality. This is an online program that I will create with you. We will walk step-by-step through the process of achieving your biggest lifestyle and business goals this way you can get on with your life and move on to crushing bigger and better goals! Can I get an amen?! Alright now let's get into it!

I can bet that no matter how well you already know me there are at least 10 things you don't know about me! I thought it would be fun to share them with you and hear what your biggest surprises are so if you're ready, let's get right into it, the first one is...

I have 3 siblings

That's right. I am the second oldest amongst my 3 siblings. I have an older sister who is the BOMB! She's really supportive, loving, and just down to earth. I remember when we used to live together I would try to sneak around her room and borrow her clothes when she wasn't looking because we were almost the same size. Lol! Now, I don't have to sneak around because she gives me the clothes that don't fit or that she doesn't wear anymore which are like fancy dresses, stylish jeans, and all of these really dope swagged out stuff so I THANK GOD for an older sister LOL! I also have 2 younger brothers who are generous and loving as well. They are helpful, extremely caring and gentle. I am honored to know them and truly I feel blessed.


From left to right: Youngest brother Jessy, Me, Troy, Valrie

I don't know my dad

Now this is where things get a little deep. I have heard many stories about the nice person my dad was and how much he loved me but I have no memory of him and don't really know what he looks like. I remember once when I was about 9 years old I spoke to him on the phone and he told me I am his one in a million but I didn't understand what that meant at the time. I don't want you to feel sorry for me though because although I wasn't raised by my biological dad I did have an amazing father figure who I consider to be my dad and he was the BEST role model I could ask for!

My mom passed when I was 15

This means that by societies standards I am technically an orphan. I don't know my biological dad and my mom passed away when I was a teenager. What a terrible life, right? No. To be honest with you, I believe that having these circumstances present in my life is what helped me to understand myself better and get to know God in an intimate relationship that I probably wouldn't have been interested in if I had a different story.


From left to right: My sister Valrie, Me, Mom, and  Troy

I did not like reading in highschool

Lol okay, now I know that I am the personal development and goal achievement guru but I was not always this person! When I was in high school I did not enjoy reading at all! I would do it because I had to but I preferred writing and being creative. Although I got a 90 in English class which is pretty high, it's about an A/A+ in Canada I really enjoyed drama and dance class!


I won a $10 Indigo gift card in highschool

I love fish tacos

Now, if you follow me on social media and watch my live stories this one might be a little obvious lol! I absolutely LOVE fish tacos. My favorite is from Joey's Restuarant (I also like their apple pie) they have a special sauce they include with cilantro and shrimp. It's delicious! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it right now lol. Whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant or visit somewhere new if they have fish tacos on the menu it's mine!


Fish tacos from one of my favorite restaurants Joey's

I used to want 7 kids

I know! I was crazy right!? Lol, before I got married and had my first daughter Layah I told myself that I wanted 7 kids. Don't ask, I don't know what I was thinking lol. Yes, I still believe that it would be fun to be around 7 kids, to love and play with everyone, but with running my full-time business, having 3 kids already and other things that I have going on I don't want to make the necessary time commitment that having 7 kids requires. Plus, I know there are millions of orphans in the world so I want to love, support, and help as many as I can! Maybe this will be my non-traditional way of "adopting". More on this below, keep reading!


Baby Michael (newborn), Maya with her finger in her mouth (2 years old), & Layah my oldest (4 years old)

I want to develop orphanages

One of my big life goals is to plant orphanages around the world starting in Africa! I have actually started doing research into how much this would cost and options for the best way to do this and you would be surprised, it's not as expensive as you are probably thinking. This is something I will do because I believe that children are a gift from God and there are so many out in the world who just need a little bit of love. That's it. They just need someone to guide them and show them that anything is possible in life so I've made it my goal to start orphanages and to support the ones that are out there doing amazing things and making a difference in these kids lives.

I want to adopt

My husband and I agreed before we got married that we wanted to adopt. Now we have 3 biological kids who are natural leaders full of spunk and energy. Their totally fun to be around and I absolutely love them however, I haven't lost my desire to adopt. We might do it, we might not. For me, it depends on how my orphanage projects work out. Once these are up and running I feel like those kids will naturally become a part of my family so I might not need to actually adopt a child in the traditional sense. Let's wait and see what happens with this.

I spend less than 1 hour/week watching t.v

Call me crazy but I am very intentional about how I use my time. After I learned the principle of converting time into something beneficial I changed my relationship with time which changed how I use time. Time is meant to be converted into something useful. It can be tangible or intangible but it should add value to your life. Instead of spending hours watching t.v I invest my time in things like developing myself, connecting with my kids, developing strong relationships with my friends and people I care about, and simply enjoying my life. I take walks outside and I learn something that challenges my perspective every day. Why? Because I believe life is meant to be lived not wasted and time is the essence of life.

I am an ENFJ

For anyone who is familiar with the 16 personality types you know exactly what I'm talking about here! If not, here's a little history, the personality types test was created by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs in the 1960s. Their theories were based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung and it helps you to build self-awareness and to strengthen relationships in your life. The test reveals that I am extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging which means I enjoy being social, connecting with people, and leading by example which is how I inspire others to grow. This is exactly how I run my business and it spills into how I live my life! This is because it's apart of who I am. Discovering this about myself has helped me to figure out how I can best serve the world and I believe that it will do the same for you. If you are not familiar with your personality type I highly recommend that you take the test.



Summary:

I hope you enjoyed connecting with me today and let me know the one thing that absolutely blew you out of the water! What are you surprised to know about me? I also want you to take the personality test and let me know what you discover about yourself! Until next time, your girl

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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Monday, August 19, 2019

The DNA of People Who Master Life




If you've been following me for any amount of time you know that I absolutely love personal development! I'm constantly engaged in activities that not only challenge me to grow mentally, emotionally, and physically but I also enjoy expanding my perspective of the world. So today we're talking all about world leaders like Winston Churchhill, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman! Yes! We are going deep y'all! But before we get into the nitty-gritty I want to invite you to fill out this quick survey.

Don't worry! You won't have to share any personal information. The purpose of this survey is for me to get to know you a little better! It only has 2 questions and it will only take you about 5 minutes or less! This is your opportunity to share what you want to hear from me and this will help me to serve you better! Alright now, let's get into it!

Recently, I've become obsessed with the idea of life mastery. The main objective is that we move from being students who are always learning and we graduate to becoming teachers or masters who begin to take action and put into practice the information we already have. This seems like a pretty simple concept, right? When you start applying it your life will significantly improve!

Applied Knowledge Is Power

I'm sure you've heard many people talk about how knowledge is power and why it's important to always be learning, but I want to challenge this idea. The true power in knowledge is only unlocked when you APPLY the knowledge that you have.

If we only take in more and more knowledge what good will this produce in our life? What is the result of all of the time we put into learning if it doesn't add value to our life or the people around us? NOTHING! Right? Knowledge is meant to help us cultivate our greatness, produce better results, and work smarter, but if we don't use it, it is useless.

Unused knowledge will only puff us up and lead us to say things like "I know this already" but the truth is if we know something to be true and we really understand it's value we would be doing everything we can to live by it. So by the basic fact that we are not applying things that we know would improve our life shows that we don't actually understand them.

Only when we take the valuable lessons that we have read about and put them into practice in our own lives and encourage others to do the same is when we really tap into the true power of knowledge. The number one most common trait among the people who master life like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr, and Abraham Lincoln is that they all applied the knowledge they had to improve their communities to bring about change which affected their generation.

The Magic Formula

Exceptional character + applied knowledge = life mastery. As humans, we are continually evolving. When you review the DNA of the people who have mastered life you will see that age, location, and economics have almost no relevance to their success. You will also see that they weren't necessarily striving for success in the way that most people define it.

They were motivated by their internal convictions. They had a strong sense of self-respect, vision, and what was possible for the world. They didn't set out to master any one specific thing like self-discipline or time management. All they wanted to do was make a difference in their community. Do you see that?

Bruce Lee said, "knowledge will give you power, but character respect." The reason why we value and appreciate many of these world leaders is not only because of what they have done but because of WHO they were and what they represent for us. Their lives and memory serve as a reminder of the type of people we all aspire to be so let's take a look at their DNA.

Life Mastery 101: Self-Acceptance

At the foundation of life mastery is self-acceptance. You can not lead others if you can't lead yourself. The power of people who master life is that they have learned how to lead themselves. They have practiced the art of self-discipline. They are not misguided by their feelings or distracted by what they see. They are intentional about what they want and through self-mastery, they become masters of life.

Have A Higher Vision For Yourself

They are driven by a higher vision. I like to call this their purpose. They see things that others can't or refuse to see. They are not led by people's opinions, expectations, or bad example. They see possibilities and areas of improvement and they create it no matter how long it takes.

Be Resourceful

They are resourceful. they use what they have, who they know, and what they know to get the job done. They don't strive for perfection all they want to see is progress. They aren't caught up trying to impress others all they want is results.

Lead by example

People who master life are those who lead by example. Instead of playing the victim, making excuses and justifying why they aren't able to do something instead they show others how it's done. Martin Luther King Jr said "if you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving." You can always find a way to get things done and although you might not have had the best role models you can choose to lead by example.

Develop Your Gift of Curiosity

Albert Einstein said, "I have no special talents I am just passionately curious". Curiosity and being a life long learner/explorer is gold. If you want to master life choose to always be learning. Anywhere you go be the first person to ask questions. Don't worry about looking silly or ignorant. It sounds simple but truly, no question is a silly question. The more you ask, the better you will understand which will produce stronger results.

Practice Deep Thinking

When you look at the practices of the people who have mastered life you will see that they had a habit of deep thinking. This isn't reflective thinking, this is thinking with the intention to understand why something is the way that it is in order to attempt to find a relative solution. Mother Teresa said, "if you want to change the world, go home and love your family." Do you think she came up with this by coincidence? No. She wanted to understand how the world got to what it is and how we can all start making a difference right where we are.

Learn & Teach

People who master life are teachers and students all in one. They love learning and they also love teaching which is demonstrated in their ability to lead others by example. Their life serves as a standard or a call to action. It's almost like by their example they invite us all to be better, love more, and create more unity in the world.

Take Risks

Oprah said, "I believe that one of lives greatest risks is never daring to risk." If you want to master your life you have to take risks. Be open to trying new things. Allow yourself to think differently. Choose to experience the adventures that life has to offer you instead of choosing the path of least resistance. Trust me my friend, developing your greatness requires that you take risks.

Find Valuable Lessons In Every Experience

I read a Chinese proverb that said, "learning is a treasure that will follow it's owner everywhere". People who enjoy learning can turn everything into a valuable lesson. Barak Obama said, "if you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress". Choose to learn from your experiences, the experiences of others, and the world around you.

Add Value to others

If you want to master your life focus on adding value to others. Think of ways that you can create a better environment, community, workplace, family, and so on for the people around you. Instead of focusing on people's shortcomings and downfalls, choose to celebrate their growth, progress, and potential!

Believe in possibilities

Everyone who masters life believes that it is possible. They believe in themselves and in the good of others. Mother Teresa said, "if you judge people you have no time to love them". If you want to really be among the greats and master your life you must see yourself living what seems impossible to others and encourage others to see this for themselves! Accept and reach for your "higher calling" which is your purpose, and believe in the greatness of others.

Summary

Life mastery is not something that is set aside for elite performers or brilliant minds. It's available to you right now. If you want to master your life just go for it. Lead by example, be resourceful, add value to others, and live your dreams.

I want to invite you to join me as I create my very first online course called How to Turn Goals Into Reality. This is going to be a step-by-step guide providing you with the exact support and accountability that you need to follow through on your goals and overcome procrastination. If this is something you're interested in sign up here. Until next time,

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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