Friday 5

5 Inspiring Videos – Friday 5

Hey Beautiful Souls!

I watch something on YouTube at least 3 days a week there is so much inspiration to be had there (and it can be a vortex time sucker, so beware!) Here are some videos I have found inspiring lately.

  1. I just love this song (all musical) and the video is pretty cool too! There just something about it I felt inspired by!
  2. This video was really inspiring and thought-provoking 
  3. How to stop screwing yourself over
  4. On grief and the passage of time 
  5. I really want to try this paint pour canvas! 
Friday 5

Inspiring Quotes on Fresh Starts- Friday 5

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Hey Beautiful Souls,

I am a sucker for an inspiring quote, so I thought today I would share 5 inspiring quotes on fresh starts. This time of year feels like a fresh start. However we can have a fresh start anytime of the year!

  1. “I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”
    ― Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
    ― L.M. Montgomery
  3. “The future begins today.”
    ― Wayne Gerard Trotman
  4. “As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
    ― Criss Jami
  5. “t may not be the life you imagined, but it’s your life. You came here for a reason. Is it time for you to go and begin again?”
    ― Doug Cooper, Outside In

Do you have any favorite quotes on fresh starts, new beginnings?

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Coaching Q & A

Support in your Dreams- Coaching Q and A

Hey Amazing Souls! Coaching Q & A is back! My intention to have a new post for Coaching Q & A  every other Friday!

Q: How do you motivate yourself to grow your business when friends and family think of it as “just a hobby”?

A: What a great question! I believe this is an issue that so many of us have had/are having. So you are not alone! I will give you some questions to ask yourself and some tips as well. Most of what you will see is that I am not going to suggest ways for you to convince the that what you are building is legit, it’s not your job to convince them really. The only person who you can really control is yourself. So lets look at some things that you can do to empower and motivate yourself. Often as a result of really taking ownership of your dream yourself will show others that you are serious about this.

Questions to ask yourself:

*Am I clear on what I want, what I am wanting to create?

*Do I speak about it with passion and commitment?

*Do I engage in it with passion and commitment?

*Is it that I am missing motivation or am I missing clarity , direction or support?

Tips:

*Find a support, this can come in the form of a coach, a mastermind group,someone to check in with (an accountability partner) etc.

*Speak about it with passion

*Schedule in the time to pursue it on a regular basis, even if some of that time at first is used on getting more clarity and a plan (but don’t wait until the time is perfect that will be never, that’s true for any of us!) Even it it starts with just 15 minutes a day, you have to start somewhere!

*Surround yourself with inspiration, quotes, images, your values etc. Having an environment to help you empower your mindset is always important, even more so when you feel your sort of  “in it alone”

*Set timelines for yourself, if overwhelm is an issue then make them really doable and small. Remember small steps done on a regular basis = big things!

*Create affirmations and say them daily (a few times, or at least on a regular basis)  Look up online for affirmations using some of the key words of things that you seek: Support, clarity, focus, energy etc… Some ideas:                                I fully support myself in my dreams or  I am focused purposeful and guided those are 2 to give you some ideas. *tip: Always make affirmations in the present tense as if it’s happening now.

These questions and tips can be used for just about any dream, not just a business!

For any follow-up questions or a coaching question of your own, email me: hstoliveinspired  @ gmail. com

To find out more about the coaching services I offer go here!

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather

Journaling Prompts

Things I need to hear…Journal Prompt

Hello Beautiful Souls!

Sometimes there are things we wish others would tell us, but they can’t, don’t know how or maybe in some cases wont. Sometimes we need a bit of a pep talk, we need someone to tell us it’s going to be ok, to call us on our sh..stuff it can be motivation,comfort, love.

Today in your journal I am encouraging you to tell yourself those things you really need to hear. Maybe it will feel silly to you at first, just try, go with it. If you are having trouble write it as if it’s a person really close to you writing these words.

Here is to living Inspired,Creative and Empowered

Heather

Empowered, Inspired

Pushing Myself to My Potential…

Do you let yourself off the hook when you know you didn’t really try? I have to admit, I have.

As I was feeling sorry for myself the other day, it struck me… I do not push myself enough, challenge myself.. I talk about it, I think about it, but I don’t actually do it!  When I talk about pushing myself I don’t mean it in a bad way, It’s not a you are not doing good enough type of way.. It is in a way where i know , I mean I really know that I am not challenging myself to live up to the potential that I know I have, not even close.

I constantly talk to myself ( yes, I talk to myself, don’t you?) about how I want more creativity and there are these ideas I have, things I want to learn , to do , to create… But I do not challenge myself for any length of time.. I give myself constant excuses as to why I can’t, that I will when_____ .. But really all of that is only a way to talk myself out of what I want because, well all sorts of reasons, fear mostly..

That stops, right here, right now… Today I will journal about my vision and not hold back, I will create something and I will have an Inspired Plan of Action of what and how I want to challenge myself for the month of December!  I will put excuses aside, and be open to what it is that I am here to do!  Maybe I start in small ways, maybe I make huge leaps, either way I keep my eyes on the prize, to live my potential, my joy and to live full of inspiration!

Where can you push yourself more? If you are hard on yourself, then stop to ask yourself and answer honestly, is what you are pushing yourself towards what you really want to create?

I will be sharing more of my journey with you as I go… Please feel free to share your journey with me..

Here is to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered on your terms, and to living in and exceeding  your potential!

Empowered, Inspired

What am I waiting for?

I have a magnet on my fridge that asks “What are you waiting for”? (by Lope De Vega)  and this is a question I could apply to most of my dreams and even small things that I have been wanting to do.. Why do we wait to create the life that we want? Have you ever really stopped and asked yourself that question and taken the time to answer it?

I am finally answering that for myself in more then one ways, I have been journaling what it is that is going on in my head and being honest about it, instead of being on auto response. It’s really uncomfortable sometimes, but other times it’s really freeing. I think that the answers are similar for allot of us. We are waiting until we are not afraid, we are waiting until we have more time, waiting until…. Those are just a few of the ones that I have used . What about you?

Being honest about where you are vs where you want to be is really powerful. For me it’s opened up focus, joy and motivation in a way that I have not had in a while. The moves forward that I am making may come in small steps, and some may come in bigger steps but either way I am ready for the fun and the challenge..

So I close in asking you to take the time to ask yourself  What are you waiting for?? And reminding you that YOUR TIME IS NOW!

Here is  to living Inspired, Creative and Empowered

Heather