Five Simple Ways to Create Lasting Change

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Everyday is a new day that is provided to us to start over, to start new. Just as how you hit your phone’s “reset” button, you can hit your very own life reset button on any given new day. If you are thrown off today, don’t beat yourself up, start over again tomorrow. The sun rises and sets on a daily basis, allow yourself to do the same.

How do we do that? Start with establishing your rituals to win and practice doing them daily. Change the things that you are saying to yourself. Switch off the negative and self deprecating words that you tell yourself aloud or in your head. Change the way you speak to yourself and the ones you love. Use words that uplift and creates feeling of self worth. Know that you are created to be great and treat yourself in loving ways. While you are at it, change your environment as often as you can. Take opportunities to see new things and speak to new people.

Change your environment and then work on changing your emotions. Remind yourself of all of the adversity that you’ve overcome and give thanks for the resilience that takes you through  tough times. Meditate and pray your way to settling those feelings of fear and self depreciation. Through self introspection, figure out what you need to cut and keep from your life in order to help propel you forward and then act. Action is the catalyst that creates the change.

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How To Create Lasting Change

1) Use Words

Speak favor and life into yourself with your words. Practice speaking affirmations daily as well as meditation and prayer. Say what you want and make it plain. The universe and God are looking to deliver.

2) Use Images

What type of images are you feeding yourself daily? Are you surrounding yourself with images of beauty and ones that uplift or doom and gloom. What do you see when you scroll your IG or Facebook feed? Does it inspire you or spark envy and jealousy. Do the images make you feel good? Do they make you feel like you have a promising future? If no, change them and change those images quickly. What we see everyday matters. It becomes our reality.

3) Assess Emotions

Your emotions are running your life. It could also ruining your life. This is why it’s important  to pause, pray and meditate. Reaction causes too much impact to others and frankly, you relinquish your power when you simply react to a negative stimulus. Pause. Then decide if you will react or simply not give the energy to the negative source that you are faced with. Also realize that your emotions may be false . Everything you think and feel is not always right. As Myleik says, feelings are not always facts. Assess your feelings and check yourself. Are your feelings facts or something created by you to answer an unknown feeling or question.   Most importantly, you must change the way you think in order to change the way you make decisions. Have your decisions taken you to where you want to be in life? Yes, you are on the right track. No, change the way you think. Winning thoughts help you make winning decisions.

4) Switch Environment

Change your environment. The world is big, beautiful and bright. Go out and embrace a new place. See new sights. Speak to new people. Please, don’t wait for your vacation to do this either. You don’t have to wait until you are given a week or two to hop on an airplane or a cruise ship to immerse yourself in a new place. Many of us are comfortable staying in our own neighborhood or town and rarely venture off to the next neighborhood or adjacent town. Hop in your car or take the train an hour over to a new place. Spend the night, walk the Main Street and have dinner in a restaurant trying a cuisine style you’ve never had before. Stumble into a museum or an antique shop and browse.

5) Gain Experiences

Experience new things. Do something for the first time.  When was the last time you did something for the first time? It does not have to be big. Do something simple but do it for the very first time. Walk a new street, try a new food, cook with a new spice.

Change your narrative and watch your life change for the better.

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How are Your Habits Affecting Your Success?

The word habit is defined as a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. I believe that when we hear that someone has a “habit” we often gravitate to thinking in the negative. We tend to think of obsessive drinking, smoking, lying, etc. Stuff the great books advises us not to partake in. The reality is that just as there are good habits, there are also bad habits.

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The Red Door. Historically, it is a visible sign that the mortgage has been paid off by a homeowner. A major key to wealth is property ownership.

Lying is a habit. Laziness is a habit. Arriving to work, events and appointments late is a habit. Having a short fuse is a habit. Being broke is a habit. Failure is a habit. Not reading books is a habit. Waking up late is a habit. Having a disorganized space is a habit. Those are some of the behaviors that we are used to linking with the word “habit.” They paint a negative picture for the person to which the habit is involved.

On the other hand, there is the flip side or the opposite of the negative behaviors that we don’t normally link with the term “habit.” Being active is a habit. Truthfulness is a habit. Making money is a habit. Success is a habit. Reading is a habit. Waking up early is a habit. Organization is a habit.

Habits are a major indicator of how we function and see ourselves in the world. Create a habit of speaking kind words about yourself and others. Have laser keen focus and wake up with a plan of action on a daily basis. You should rule the day or the day will end up ruling you. Have a clear goal that you are working towards and it makes it easier to plan the day ahead. If you don’t know this already, most successful people have similar habits. We know this because most people who are successful have written about how they have obtained their success. Read books and interviews about people whose success you would like to replicate or whose success resonates best with you. There is a blueprint.

Successful People:

Take risks./ Stick to their decisions./  Set good boundaries./ Give Back./ Work Smart./ Stay healthy and active physically and mentally./ Delegate./ Are always learning./ Stay disciplined./ Practice Patience./ Surround themselves with other successful people./ Talk about ideas, not other people./ Learn from failure./ Show up on time./ Know about what is going on with their business and their money./

Concepts Courtesy of: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero