Who Is Theresa Forever

September 30, 2019




Hey! I did a FREE LIVE workshop last week! Were you there? If not you missed the BEST goal-achievement strategy for creating realistic goals even if you struggle with self-discipline! I mean, we covered things like how to create realistic goals even while struggling with self-discipline, I shared concrete, practical strategies for dealing with self-sabotage and fear, I gave you tools to create life mastery, and provided my biggest secrets for creating proven systems to hit your goals and BEYOND!

It was BANANAS! If you are interested in attending future FREE LIVE events and want to be notified sign up here!

Fan of the week shoutout

I recently received a DM (direct message) from someone named Tino (who is now my new brother!). He shared his story with me and explained that I inspire him to stay motivated as he overcomes one of the biggest challenges ANYONE can ever face. See, here's the thing, I get messages from people thanking me and sharing how my blog posts and podcast episodes help them to tackle obstacles like procrastination and overwhelm so that they can start getting tangible results from their goals, but I've never heard a story like his!

He was in an accident 1 year and 9 months ago that caused him to lose the ability to walk and talk! That's right! He had a life-changing experience that could have easily killed him, but he's still alive! AND the crazy inspiring things about all of this is that he is not just living and trying to survive, he has GOALS! He knows his life has a purpose and he is determined to live his dreams and BEYOND! He wants to experience life mastery even after everything he's gone through! This guy is a king!

He's not allowing his situation to determine his future experience of life. He's not looking back on the past with self-pity and frustration. He's not allowing the pain to become a crutch! He's using it as fuel to create the life he wants. He's using his story as a tool to inspire others that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Hit play to hear more about his story! He is incredible!

In this episode you will hear:

  • The frustration I experienced that birthed this blog and my business.
  • What I did when I started losing myself and sense of purpose.
  • How I regained clarity to turn my disappointments in life into life mastery.

Follow me on Spotify, let me hear your thoughts and leave a review on iTunes and as always stop dreaming and start doing! I promise this episode is juicy! Until next time. Your girl,



Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal


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3 Things I Do When I Feel Stuck In Life

September 16, 2019




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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The Importance of Dreaming Big

September 9, 2019




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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Achieve Your Goals In Less Time With Less Effort

September 2, 2019



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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