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3 goals 1 day

BONUS BLOG POST!!! I achieved some big goals today, and I wanted to share them with you.

1

Every morning I jump on the scale. For some, that may not be helpful, but for me it is. I have worked very hard to bring my weigh down. Eating right, exercising, and staying active. The most I have weighed was 280, that was a couple years ago. Close to the beginning of last year I was a little over 260. I had a goal to lose 20lbs, which I did. I then set a new goal to lose 20lbs more. I give myself no time frame to meet these goals but I know if I continue to eat better and exercise I will continue to see the weight drop. TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF 220LBS! I thought I would settle there but nope. I am setting a new goal to drop below 200. I am so happy that I have been losing all this weight and I am really excited to take on this next goal.

2

I started a new job, heck a new career about 3 weeks ago, basically at the beginning of the year. It is in Marketing and Event Planning. I absolutely love this job. Seriously the best job I have ever had. I said to myself,  only once, why did I not find this sooner, and I answered myself too. I applied for this same job maybe about 2 years ago. Did not appeal to me at all. I came across it again by accident and realized with all the changes in my life this job was perfect. Boy was I right! As in any new career you start at entry level. My goal was to become a Trainer in 3 weeks. TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF BECOMING TRAINER! Now it is on word to the pathway of Assistant Manager. There were 2 reasons I choose 3 weeks. The first one, well it was the suggested time frame to me in my interviews. I made this job my life and I am grateful to be rewarded for my efforts. The 2nd reason ties into my next goal.

3

On my first day in the morning meeting they talked about a Dallas trip. Interesting I thought. They said it was a trip primarily for Trainers. It is a conference in Dallas of all the top people in the company tons of success stories and speakers. It is also supposed to be a 5star experience but I was most interested in meeting and hearing the people and their stories. Only a handful of people get to go on this trip. I figure it is 3 weeks away I may as well prove of myself to attend this event! TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF GOING TO DALLAS. What to reach for next?…Well that is easy. To come back to Dallas and be up on the stage instead of in the audience. I am thrilled to be around so many positive inspiring people! I cannot even stop thinking about it. I’ll be down there this Monday and Tuesday.

For those of you new to my blog please check out the “About” tab and you will see why goal number 3 is so special for me. This Job is going to take me exactly where I want to be in my life. Every success at Exclusive Promotions is one step closer to my goals in life. When you can combine your everyday attitude, with a job you love, and combine those with where you want to be in life it is the PERFECT sign that you are going exactly where you want to be. My road is long but right now I am running. I have higher goals in mind and I WILL MET THEM. I will fall, I will get up, I will fail, I will learn, and most importantly I will achieve my goals. All of you are helping me in one way or another and I  am beyond grateful for it.

Now what will come first 20 more pounds or Assistant Manager? Who knows but there is a big list of goals that will be achieved before either one of those.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Famous Quote Friday

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
-Earl Nightingale-

Goals are very important in every part of our lives. Give yourself some main big goals and then work out smaller goals to get to the big ones. The more dedicated you are to your own goals the more likely you will meet them. The more likely you will have fun on the journey to your goals. You can never feel to strongly about wanting to achieve something I your life. Attitude is a huge part of guiding you to meeting those goal.

Happy Friday Everyone

Sleep Positive

Sleep Positive

Some of us don’t really realize the power of a good night sleep! The amount of sleep you get each night certainly effects your attitude for the day.  How you go to sleep and how you wake up is a huge contributor to how much of a positive attitude you have.

When I was younger, like most people, sleep was not important to me. I wanted to do everything and sleep was keeping me from it. I’ll admit it was worth it I had tons of fun but the more I grew up, the more mature I become and the more responsibilities I was taking on in life. When I was going to bed I was thinking about the bills I have to get paid, having to go to class and work the next day and wondering if my car is going to die. I would wake up and all of those thoughts are waiting there to weigh me down. I was not waking up in a good mode at all, and I was not getting my 8 hours of sleep. My sleep patterns were keeping me from being the positive person I wanted to be. But Certainly now that has all changed. I cherish my sleep and I am grateful to go to bed happy and wake up happy!

Let me start with getting enough sleep. Always give yourself enough sleep, 6,7,8 hours, whatever you need! Personally I love my 8 hours so If I need to be up at 6am I will certainly be going to bed at 10pm the night before. It is that simple! GET ENOUGH SLEEP! We can all argue that there is not enough time in the day to do what we want. We all make time for the things that are most important. Just make, getting enough sleep, something important for you, and you will certainly make time for it.

Just getting enough sleep is not going to be enough to be a positive person it is also what you do before bed. Let your day wind down. For sure make time to sleep but don’t set yourself up to be rushing all over the place to get stuff done before you go to sleep. You need to let your body relax. Let your thoughts relax. The thoughts before you go to bed are key! Fill your head with positive thoughts be it from what has happened that day , what you are anticipating for tomorrow, or anything. Even if you had a really bad day, do not go to bed upset. When you are brushing your teeth, or doing what it is that you do before bed, start putting those positives in your head. Most importantly smile when you lay down to sleep. Sure no one is there to see it, except your significant other but still when you are smiling you can actually feel yourself smiling. You are aware of it and that alone is going to put you in a positive mood.

So you have your 8 hours of sleep and awesome thoughts before bed, now when you get up you may still have some challenges. Certainly all do not apply to each and there are many others but I will go over a few. How about those alarm clocks? I don’t really know anyone who likes that noise in the morning. For me if I go to bed on time I will usually wake up before my alarm even goes off. But it is not that easy for some. When you here that alarm clock in the morning just train yourself to love it. Seriously! When that annoying noise goes off just get excited. Get excited that you are alive, that it is a new day, that you get to do what you have been waiting to do. Right when you get up put that smile back on your face! Even after all that you may get out of bed and step on something or stub your toe or something else might happen. First of all keep your room and/or pathway clean, but when something bad happens just work through it and keep going. Get those positive juices flowing in your head. Waking up late is another challenge. Stop thinking about how it sucks and do what you need to do to get out the door and smile while doing it. Listen to some tunes that will charge you up, that will keep you smiling on your way to work or where ever you are going. Most important of all when one bad thing happens and it certainly may, don’t dwell on it, because it will just spiral your entire day into the negative. Work it out and move on.

When you practice staying positive before going to bed and when you get up, I guarantee you are going to have more restful night. You are going to be in a better mode every day.  If you want to sleep better you need to un-stress, unwind, and just keep those good thoughts in your head, and push out the bad ones. Most importantly you have to want to do it and stick it out till it become a mindless routine.  I never used to like sleep now I love it but I respect that I do need to get up and do other things with my life that I am going to love as well.

I know there are lots of different ways to do things and I am grateful for those of you who do follow me with my ways of positivism. I openly encourage you to share things that work for you on the subjects I talk about. Have a great day!

I leave you with this last note: Naps at any age are AMAZING! When you can take naps certainly do it!

Famous Quote Friday

Fall down nine times, get up ten.”

― Japanese Proverb

It does not get any simpler then this. If you want to get what you want out of life you have to keep going. You have to get up. You have to keep trying, and trying, again and again. Basically it is saying never give up. Within each of us lies a success story waiting to be created, But without your determination it may never happen. We are not all lucky, we are not all perfect, but we all should be trying our best all the time, and when we fall we need to get back up ALWAYS!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone!

Famous Quote Friday

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

-Jim Rohn-

 

So true. To be successful we need to educate ourselves beyond the classroom. There is so much to learn about life beyond the school books, but beyond that there is so much to learn about ourselves. Within each of us is a wealth of potential waiting to be found and explored.

Secret Generosity

My mind right now is over taken by a new business attitude of goals and success with my new job which is going amazing. However, I still wanted to write what I planned on writing about. Perhaps in my next blog we may see something about positivism in success.

There are tons of secrets and ideas to staying positive and having a great attitude on life. One of the best and naturally fulfilling ways to maintain a good attitude is to just help others at all times. Extend out your hands and your voice for good deeds. Being very generous not with your money but with your time and your actions. You all probably know how good it feels to give and receive gifts right? Buying people things is one of the easiest ways to get your generosity juices flowing. Other ways are  buying dinner for someone, helping someone with their homework, or helping someone with a fix it yourself project. But I am talking about little things you can do throughout your whole day, every day.  Some things you may do already! Building your life around these secret generosities can really pump a lot of good feelings in you. Some things people may not even notice but you know you are doing a good deed. You can even apply my previous blog about smiles. Smiling at everyone and getting all of those smiles in return is going to make you feel amazing and you very well could have made someone’s day with just that smile. Think of every good deed as making someone’s day and I guarantee you are going to have a better more positive attitude each and every day.

The simplest of things is just opening up the door for someone or holding it open for the person behind us. For some of us we do this all the time naturally. The next time you do it take a moment to acknowledge how it makes you feel. Embrace that positive feeling. Every time you hold the door open for someone take advantage of that feeling, be conscious of your action and your reward is a more positive and happier YOU! Doing these simple good deeds for people can sometimes go unnoticed that’s why they seem to be a secret. The next time you do it think about how it really makes you feel. Think about how you might be making them feel. If they say thank you give them an ever so enthusiastic YOU ARE WELCOME! If they say nothing is where the challenge lies. Our actions are often greeted with a response. But in this instance if they don’t say anything you still know yourself that you were helpful even to someone that may not appreciate it. Treat it as a gesture done when no one is looking, even unnoticed you know very well you did a good deed.

The simplest act of kindness that does not always have an audience is picking up trash from where it does not belong, or just picking something up that fell over. I am not saying to pick up things that are disgusting but your eyes are scanning everything all the time if you see something where it does not belong  just pick it up, wash or sanitize your hands if you need to afterwards. When you drop something and someone picks it up for you, you are very thankful right? treat the random piece of garbage or thing you pick up as a thankful gesture to yourself. The secret generosity of a good deed done. Again fully acknowledge this positive feeling, you will want to do it again and again. You would be amazed on how little time it takes to do such simple deeds.

These are just 2 examples of  random acts of kindness and generosity. There are tons of ways to help, there are tons of ways to do good deeds. You don’t need to go much farther beyond what is happening in your own life to find ways to help others and help yourself by doing good deeds. You don’t even have to step out of your comfort zone. There are plenty of small and even big ways to secretly apply your generosity. Doing good onto others is always going to make you feel good no matter what. Help anyone and everyone with the small secret things you see in life and you are going to live a happier life and this happiness you carry will brush off anywhere you go. Also, if you are thinking about doing a good deed, JUST DO IT! Thinking about doing things gets you know where and you are going to feel nothing, so if you are already thinking about it JUST DO IT!

This entry will put me over 700 view and possibly a few more followers. I am very excited and grateful that so many people are taking an interest in what I have to say and I appreciate all of the comments and feed back I have been given on and off this blog. Please continue to share this blog with others and stay tuned for more great things to come. The more positive I keep putting into my life the more positive I can give out. I want everyone to benefit from my positivism and I want to benefit from yours in return. Great things are happening in my life, and great ideas are coming to me all the time now and I can not wait to share them all with you in time. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE. Also if you have missed my daily quotes on Twitter or Facebook you can check them out at JAQ. Check the ABOUT ME tab to find and follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

Famous Quote Friday!

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” – Jim Rohn

The road to communication is a 2 way street. If you are only going one way you are not going anywhere. Practice responding when people talk to you. practice starting the conversation. You never know what valuable information you may hear when the lines of communication are open. Communication breaks any barrier of assumption. If you only assume you are only wasting your time. I would rather be disappointed with your honesty then to never know.

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