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Reflect, Forgive, Begin, Commit

Reflect, Forgive, Begin, Commit

Reflect, Forgive, Begin, Commit

How did your first week of the Year of Yes go?! I was focused and got many things done.  I had a little voice in my head saying all week “You have to say yes to something that challenges you!” For awhile there wasn’t anything, but I did say yes to a couple of things.  First I want to talk about reflect, forgive, begin, commit.

I saw a Periscope with Siobhan Sudberry. She is the creator of the BeFree Project.  I signed up earlier this year with her Facebook group and have been sporadically participating.  One of my goals is to participate more. In this scope she talked about how to get out of a rut and how to make changes in our lives.  How to not begin 2015 by doing the same things in 2016 if they weren’t successful.  Find out more about BeFree Project here.

There are four tips to being successful in 2016.  The first tip is to reflect. Reflect on the what was successful in 2015 and what wasn’t successful.  What would you change?! What would you continue to do in 2016?! Did you meet your goals?!
That next step is to forgive.  This is a big goal for me.  I am very hard on myself.  I have start being more kind to myself and just because I didn’t accomplish my goals doesn’t mean I’m not worthy of the life I want.  Also, to forgive others. Don’t take anything negative into 2016!
Step three is to begin or start fresh.  Don’t wait, start your new life right now!  Don’t procrastinate or wait until a certain date.
Step four is commit to change.  Change is so difficult for me.  Right now I am trying to shift my mindset on a daily basis. I am also guilty of doing the same thing over and over.  I am opening myself to new ideas and getting out of my comfort zone.

Check out Siobhan’s scope here.

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My homework for this week is to make a list of things I am afraid of and next to that fear I will write a positive statement.  The positive statement will be what could happen if I got out of my comfort zone and conquered that fear.

I said yes to a couple of things this week.   First, I signed up for Siobhan’s free Take Action Email Bootcamp.  It’s a 10 day course that will help me get out of my rut and take steps to acquire the life I desire.  Sign up for Siobhan’s course here.

Then I signed up for a free Squarespace course offered by Megan Minns.    I don’t know much about Squarespace, but I watched a couple of the tutorials and it looks like an easy way to create a website. You can sign up for the Squarespace course here.

Saying yes to these to courses was a great step for me.  They will help me with becoming the best I can be in my new career.

So are you ready to reflect, forgive, begin, commit?!

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Year of Yes

Year of Yes!

Year of Yes

 

I’m in a rut.  I need a change.  I was reading an article about Shonda Rhimes and her book  Year of Yes. Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and my favorite, How to Get Away With Murder. Shonda is an introvert like me and we like to stay in our comfort zone.

I am always shying away from things that I know I should do, but I am afraid to do.  I have stepped out of my comfort zone a bit in 2015.  I acquired my certificate in Social Media Management, volunteered at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and contributed a couple of articles to Midlife Boulevard.  I have also started advertising my social media services on Fiverr and PeoplePerHour.com.

I need to step out more, take more chances and be more confident.  It’s easier said than done.  My son said to me this morning “I know it’s difficult for you to come out of your comfort zone.”  I have never said this to my son before.  The fact that he knows this makes me want to do it even more! This is one of the reasons I’m writing this post, to hold myself accountable. Doing this project the Year Of Yes makes me very nervous and excited. I enjoy a challenge.  This will be one of the biggest challenges for me ever!

I know the new year starts in a couple of weeks, but I want to start now. If I put it off, I’m afraid I won’t do it. No more procrastinating for me!

Will you join me, on my quest to say yes?! Is there anything you didn’t say yes to?! Do you regret it?! Tell me about in the comments section! Let me know if you decide to challenge yourself and say yes!

 

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