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Exercise Helps Boost Positive Mood

When individuals are dealing with debilitating bouts of anxiety or depression, many doctors recommend exercise as part of their healing routine.

While exercise is just a small chunk of recovery, it actually provides a host of health benefits that aren’t just physical. In fact, engaging in exercise on a consistent basis has been found to improve mood, increase happiness and boost productivity! Who knew that hitting the gym a few times a week could be as effective as a therapy session.

In addition, exercise has been known to make individuals feel a sense of calm and relief. This control helps them deal with their everyday challenges without getting overwhelmed.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your self-development and seek happiness, check out why and how exercise is a great tool to implement into your recovery routine.

Exercise is Biologically Proven to Boost Your Mood

When you exercise, your brain releases dozens of hormones that contribute to your happiness. Of those hormones, endorphins and serotonin are the most important ones.

The hormones regulate your mood and help you to balance your emotions. IN fact, healthy doses of serotonin increase your happiness! Because of this biological boost, many doctors suggest engaging in some form of physical activity to increase the production of these hormones.

We’ve all experienced it – we set our alarm for 7AM with the best of intentions, but when the time comes, we hit the “snooze” button repeatedly and start our day much slower than we hoped.

Starting the day sluggishly sets a disappointing tone for the rest of the day. It’s hard to feel motivated and upbeat when you start your day behind schedule. Everyone wants to wake up with energy, but most of us start our mornings on a slow note.

Fortunately, it is possible to wake up early and have high energy to start your day. By making a few small changes to your morning routine, you can shake off sleep inertia quickly and tackle your day with enthusiasm.  It is important to Exercise as Soon as You Can.

It sounds counterintuitive but exercising soon after you wake up is a great way to energize yourself for the rest of the day. Exercising when you wake up energizes your body and mind, and helps you shake off feelings of grogginess.

Ideally, your morning exercise routine should take place outside (if possible). Sunlight and fresh morning air can play a role in waking up your mind and body, but indoor exercise can work just as well.

Exercising puts your metabolism in gear, which helps maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Any type of exercise will help you wake up in the morning. Whether you prefer jogging, yoga, or lifting weights, exercising after a night of quality sleep will refresh your mind and energize your muscles.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Think of it like you’re fueling up your car before going to work. Your body burns calories overnight, and you need to replace them with healthy calories in the morning to maintain high energy throughout the day.

Don’t see this as an excuse to pack on empty carbs when you wake up. If you fuel your body with sugar and other empty carbs in the morning, your body will burn through its energy supply quickly, and you’ll feel worse once it does.

Eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, and turkey-based proteins are excellent choices for breakfast. By a large, nutritious breakfast in the morning, you’ll feel your energy levels rise quickly, and stay at a manageable level throughout the day.

Sure, exercising on a regular basis and eating well contribute to a nice physical appearance. That’s partly one of the main reasons why people exercise so often.

Be More Confident

However, did you know that regular exercise can make you feel accomplished, productive, and confident? How so?

Exercise isn’t an easy task. If it was, more people would actually enjoy doing it. When you push yourself to overcome your physical limitations and hit the gym, you’re giving yourself an immediate confidence boost.

Tackling those heavy weights or finally being able to run a mile on the treadmill are awesome accomplishments you should be proud of. Once you continue going, your strength will increase. This will make you more equipped to tackle other challenges in and outside of the gym.

It Makes You Feel Good Physically

When you aren’t happy with your outward appearance, it’s hard to feel confident on a regular basis. Exercise not only improves your strength, but it also improves how you look physically.

When you begin to see progress, you’ll begin to feel a sense of success and confidence. You’ll feel good about wearing that little black dress or fitting into your skinny jeans after 10 years.

Having a healthy sense of self-confidence helps you to develop lasting relationships with others and yourself. You’re automatically happier which obviously results in an increased mood.

Better Sleep

When you exercise on a regular basis, you’re sleep quality improves. This means you’ll have the mental and physical energy to take on the day ahead.

When people don’t get enough sleep, they usually experience a decrease in their overall interactions, productivity, and happiness.

Since sleep deprivations cause so many health concerns, it’s safe to conclude that proper sleep leads to an overall sense of well-being.

If you’re experiencing issues with falling asleep, why not try implementing an exercise regimen into your weekly routine. This will help your sleeping patterns increase thus making you a happier person.

Engaging in exercise on a regular basis does more than just improve your physical appearance. It makes you a healthier, happier, and well-rounded individual.

If you’re looking for ways to naturally improve your mood and increase happiness, try implementing a workout regimen. Within a few months, you’ll begin to see lasting mental and physical changes that are sure to last.

Combine exercise with good eating habits

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Think of it like you’re fueling up your car before going to work. Your body burns calories overnight, and you need to replace them with healthy calories in the morning to maintain high energy throughout the day.

Don’t see this as an excuse to pack on empty carbs when you wake up. If you fuel your body with sugar and other empty carbs in the morning, your body will burn through its energy supply quickly, and you’ll feel worse once it does.

Eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, and turkey-based proteins are excellent choices for breakfast. By a large, nutritious breakfast in the morning, you’ll feel your energy levels rise quickly, and stay at a manageable level throughout the day.

To Improving Your Mood with Exercise

Fran Watson

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Improve Your Mood

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood

No one likes being in a bad mood, but no matter how much we hate it, it still happens from time to time. There are some things you can do to improve your mood and get yourself out of your funk.

Here are five easy ways that you can work on improving your mood and cut out that chronic bad mood once and for all.

1) Eat Healthier
Many people don’t understand just how much the food they eat affects their mood. If you eat a lot of junk food and aren’t getting the proper nutrition, chances are you’re going to be grumpy and fatigued a lot of the time.

Ensuring that you get the proper nutrition by eating right and getting your nutrients can greatly affect both your mood and your health daily.

2) Eliminate or Reduce Sugar
Sugar isn’t the best for us and it can exacerbate anxiety and depression. It can mess with your serotonin levels which can make it hard to balance your mood successfully. If you find yourself being highly stressed, irritable, and sluggish, you may want to see how much sugar and junk food you’re consuming.

A good way to swap out these sugary snacks is by replacing them with healthier foods like nuts, fruits, veggies, or hummus. Drinking water instead of more sugary beverages like juices, sports drinks, or sodas can also help to limit your sugar consumption.

3) Get Plenty of Sleep
Not having enough sleep can definitely affect your overall mood. Stress and anxiety can both manifest themselves in insomnia and other sleep problems, as well, making the problem an endless cycle.

Getting the proper amount of rest each night can help set you up for the next day. It can put you in a better mood and help your brain to function optimally.

4) Limit Caffeine
Caffeine can be the enemy of sleep and a source for a chronic bad mood. Many of us are more addicted to caffeine than we even realize. If you find yourself getting headaches in the absence of caffeine, you’re likely addicted.

Caffeine can make it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep, which can make anyone cranky, grumpy, and/or testy. It can also affect your mood directly, making you feel on edge, irritated, antsy, and even worsen anxiety.

Limiting your caffeine intake could help eliminate your chronic crankiness and bad mood.

5) Exercise Regularly
Exercising releases endorphins, which encourage a more positive mood. By regularly exercising, you can regularly introduce more positive energy into your body, improving your overall mood on a daily basis.

In addition to releasing endorphins, exercising can cause you to feel better about yourself and your appearance as well as feel healthier. This will help to improve your overall mood regularly by helping you to feel better about yourself and just feel better. The better you feel, the happier you’ll be.

There are a lot of things you can do to improve your daily mood overall that we haven’t mentioned in this list. For instance, spending more time outside can help to improve your mood daily. If this isn’t possible due to weather, you can get similar results by regularly taking vitamin D supplements.

These tips should get you some results in improving your bad mood, but if they don’t, you could always research more options. There are many ways to improve your mood; the hardest step is admitting that there is a need for it.

To improving your mood

Fran Watson

P.S.  Here are some extra tips for you 5 Meal Planning Hacks You Need to Start Using Today

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Feelings

How are you feeling?

A lot of people I have been talking to lately seem to have a general feeling of malaise (a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being – Miriam Webster) or angst (a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity – Miriam Webster) as this pandemic goes on and on.

In the beginning people were hopeful that it would be over soon, but as we have passed the 6 month mark and things are still increasing, people seem to be unsure of what life will be like in the future and this is disconcerting.

I have read a number of articles and recently watched a video with Simon Sinek as he explored how he is feeling after 4+ months of isolation.  You can view it here:  Simon

One such article is from FastCompany.  The author Diani Shi states ” Many of us had high hopes at the beginning of quarantine. We’d read more books, tackle long-overdue home improvement projects, and make use of our now-free commuting time to get ahead at work.

But it hasn’t necessarily worked out that way. “People are realizing no, this isn’t the abundance of time and space we originally believed,” says Sarah Greenberg, a licensed psychotherapist and leadership coach. “Most of us are holding more than we’ve ever had before.”

Stress

Are you feeling a lot of stress? “Many of us are experiencing a high degree of stress right now, whether due to anxiety about the state of the world, social isolation, unemployment, additional caregiving responsibilities, and/or dealing with illness and loss.” (Diana Shi)

Many of us have to deal with working from home while also home schooling our children, or looking after our younger children who would normally be in day care while we work.  We might also have to deal with the stress of both partners trying to work from home with limited space to do so, while still dealing with the day to day chores of preparing meals and cleaning.

In addition, many others have been laid off from their jobs and are wondering if and when they will be able to return to work and to what type of work.  They are reviewing the job ads to see what might be out there for them and are becoming more and more frustrated as the time goes on.  Often times they are not sure how to express these feelings of frustration.

Zoomed Out

Another problem that some at-home workers are experiencing is Zoom burnout as they are attending so many Zoom meetings.  Often several in a day.  Some people may not have the best facilities at home for these meetings and children can be seen running through the meetings or other household members may appear in the background.

Workers are often expected to be available whenever they are called upon despite the other things they may have to deal with and often are required to be “on video” instead of being able to listen in or comment while in non-video mode.  You may have seen some videos of people who forgot their cameras were on while they were, shall we say, not prepared to be seen.

Isolation

People who are more extroverted are feeling the symptoms of isolation (detachment from others often involuntarily – Miriam Webster) and miss the day to day contact with their fellow workers.  The intense feelings of isolation can become a huge stressor, which can lead to procrastination as well as many other problems.  Those of us who are more introverted are often quite content to work from home, and have often wished we could do so. ”

Procrastination can be a sign or outcome of burnout,” says Greenberg. This means, when we’re heading into a burnout zone, our reaction may be to avoid assignments we know are important.”

Now that employers are realizing that it is possible for employees to work from home and still get the work done, they are re-examining the way they will work.

A recent Gartner poll showed that 48% of employees will likely work remotely at least part of the time after COVID-19 versus 30% before the pandemic. As organizations shift to more remote work operations, explore the critical competencies employees will need to collaborate digitally, and be prepared to adjust employee experience strategies. ” Mary Baker- Future of Work

Here is an article on Working From Home For Parents that you may find helpful.

To coping with feelings while working from home!!

Fran Watson

P.S.  Here is a list of feeling words to help you identify some of your feelings. Feelings Word List

 

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Emotions

The Importance of Positive Emotions

It’s certainly no surprise that positive emotions have the power to change lives. Emotions play a significant role in our daily lives. Brain studies have shown that having more positive emotions than negative emotions enable us to handle difficult situations more easily, and help us bounce back stronger from those situations, no matter the actual outcome. Feeling positive emotions helps us see options in solving problems, whereas negative emotions thwart that creativity.

As humans, we experience something called the negativity bias. This is our natural tendency to give more attention to the negative emotions we experience than the positive emotions. And from a scientific standpoint, it makes sense. Negative emotions generally point out a problem that needs to be fixed or figured out. They’ve arisen in our makeup to help us survive difficult and often life-threatening situations. That’s a positive side of negative emotions.

But even though these negative emotions are natural, the negativity bias can make it very difficult to let go of the negative thoughts that go along with the emotions. A bad moment turns into a bad day.  A small frustration turns into full-blown anger. So, it is useful to have the ability to call up positive emotions to help balance, and hopefully outweigh the negative emotions.

The most important thing you can do to enable your positive emotions is to practice them. That’s right – practice being positive! It’s okay to have the negative emotion or thought. Acknowledge it. Then, turn it around into something positive. Truly every situation has a silver lining if you look hard enough.

By practicing this simple switch-around when you have a negative thought, you are teaching your brain to habituate to positive thinking and positive emotion, thereby balancing the negativity bias. You’ll notice that this is difficult to do at first – the very first step is identifying your negative emotions. Once you can identify them, you can acknowledge them. And once you can identify and acknowledge them, you can then turn each around into a positive.

Creating Habits

“Positive emotions impact our lives. These outcomes are not limited to one area of life but rather, span across every nook and cranny of the human experience. Studies show that they improve relationships in the workplace, therapy and counseling, classrooms, families, and also help with individual development and fulfillment (Linley, Joseph, Maltby, Harrington, & Wood, 2009).”  from https://positivepsychology.com/benefits-of-positive-emotions/

Like most skills, this will get easier as time goes on, and you practice consistently. Soon, you will naturally begin to experience more positive thinking and emotions throughout your days, even though you haven’t had to identify and turn around a negative emotion to make that happen! This is because your brain has learned a new, positive way of doing things. The result is great feedback in the form of happiness, joy, love, and peace!

How are you applying positive emotions in your life? Let me know in the comments below.

As Mike Kemski always says – Highest Energy Wins.

Fran

P.S.  Need some more tips to bring up your positive energy?  Check out this article – 20 Simple Ways To Bring Positive Energy into Life Right Now

 

 

 

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Lifestyle Freedom

Does your business come before your life?

I have a friend, Angela Wills, who started a services-based business and quit her job to do that business. Within a few months she was overwhelmed, overworked and just plain burnt out. Angela told me she had actually been sitting at her computer for so many hours per day that her muscles had started to atrophy. It was embarrassing and she knew she needed to change.

That was in 2007. Angela stopped working for clients in 2012. She declared total lifestyle freedom at that time! She has spent the last 8 years working entirely on what she wants, for who she wants, where she wants and when she wants. Her whims can become reality. Her time is her own. Her family comes first, always.

And she’s just created a new program to teach you the Lifestyle Freedom Success Habits that got her there!

You’re not going to want to miss this new training and pre-launch pricing. In this training you’ll learn how to implement these habits:

  • Choosing Life First, Then Business & HOW to make it happen
  • Inventory Your Services, Offers & Affiliate Links so you know your business inside-out
  • Setting Your Daily Money Goal & taking action so that your consistency can take effect
  • Examples of Daily Moneymaker Tasks to do each and every day (plus a big list of ways to market your business all day long)

The Lifestyle Freedom Success Habits training will include a pre-recorded training you can access anytime you need it, with jump-links to jump to any specific section you need. You’ll also get an audio version to listen on the go (walking, in the car, cleaning house, etc). Also included is a printable version with notes of the training presentation.

This is an easy to consume program with valuable lessons you can take action on now and for years to come (as I said these have served her for 13+ years).

What is it worth to you to:

  • Stop relying on clients for your income and to decide how you get to live?
  • Have the freedom to stand and thrive through life’s challenges?
  • Knowing you can create income from anything at anytime from anywhere and take that peace of mind with you throughout life?

Only you can decide the value of this and how it can affect your life. Angela says it is priceless to her and you couldn’t pay her enough money for a JOB that would cause her to lose the freedom she’s created.

I highly recommend you soak up this info and USE IT. Now is the time to grab it in pre-launch pricing. It’s only $20 now and you’ll get the full product on Friday, July 24th.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing:  One of the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Advertise your Business

Have you ever heard of affiliate programs? This is a form Internet advertising that rewards the affiliates for driving traffic to the advertiser or for other transactions. The advertiser pays a commission to the affiliate to place a link on their website, and the affiliate sends traffic to the advertiser in return. Simply put, it’s about paying commissions to people who help you make sales. It’s that easy—but also NOT.

Affiliate marketing has its ups and downs. It can be draining if you are not armed with updated information and the technical how-tos.

Here are the following reasons on people choose affiliate marketing as a form of advertisement and a way of making money.

1. Low cost

Many are scared to go into a home based business because of the capital required. In affiliate marketing, you don’t have to spend much to start earning an income.  Learn about some reputable sellers and contact them about becoming an affiliate for their products.  It helps if you have purchased at least one of their products to know about the quality.

2. Inventories not included

If you have ever been in business, you know that having to maintain product can be stressful.  Many MLM Marketers have been left with a garage full of product.  With affiliate marketing, you don’t need an inventory. The merchant does any of the product maintenance required.

3. Unlimited income through leverage

When you have a paid job, your monthly income mainly relies on whether you go to work or not. With affiliate marketing, affiliates lead traffic to a site without the seller having to lift a finger (once they have provided ad copy and links).

Though not every web marketer earns limitless amounts of money, it still is a fact that all the necessary information for the advertiser or Internet marketer is all there to provide an option to  be  successful.

4. Go worldwide

With affiliate marketing, you are dealing with a global market place. All you have to do is choose a niche product and prepare all the necessary tools to send traffic from just about anywhere to your website (affiliate link).

5. Low risk

The main reason for Internet marketer’s enthusiasm with affiliate marketing is that it has a low risk factor. For those with low budget set aside for advertising and/or developing a product, affiliate marketing is a great way to begin.  As you learn more you may develop products of your own and get your own affiliates.

6. No closing time

With affiliate marketing, your business works 24/7 – every single second of the day while targeting a worldwide market! What could be better than that?

It is important to choose the right niche.  What are you passionate about?  Has someone got a product that you feel you could promote?  Do you have a product that you think others would promote?  Take some time to ensure that people want what you are selling/promoting.

To your marketing success

Fran Watson

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Me A Coach?

Yesterday I mentioned that one of the things you might like to do is work from home as a Freelancer.  One such position is that of a coach.  Perhaps you are a bit like Tabitha.

Become a Coach

Tabitha worked in human resources and enjoyed what she did. Her job included interviewing potential candidates to see if they’d be a good fit for the company. Team leaders often raved about her working, enjoying the way she had a knack for finding the right person for almost every task.

But Tabitha’s son became sick one year and she had to take personal time off. When it was clear her child had a serious condition, Tabitha resigned from her job. She knew she wanted to work from home so she could care for her boy but she wasn’t sure what to do next.

While she was trying to decide, several job candidates asked her to coach them through the interview process for high-level positions. Most of these candidates went on to get the jobs because of Tabitha’s expertise.

The experience made Tabitha realize she could create a coaching business, helping to prepare potential employees for new job opportunities.

What Do Coaches Do?

Coaches can be found in every area of life. Typically, a coach is someone who helps a client achieve a goal. This goal might be big such as finding a new job or searching for a soul mate. The goal may also be small such as updating their wardrobe, losing ten pounds, or learning how to cook.

You can find coaches too that help people reach goals in their finances, career, fitness, relationships, etc. The possibilities are endless, and the exciting news is that anyone can become a coach.

If you have specialized knowledge that others crave, you can decide to offer your services as a coach. Of course, there are a few things you should have before deciding on this path…

Desire to Help Others

When you coach someone, you must care about them on some level. You’ll find yourself working closely with those you coach and investing in them heavily. Just like the best medical doctors and nurses genuinely desire to heal their patients, you need to care about helping your clients succeed.

Willing to Address the Nitty Gritty

If you have the belief that a coach simply tells clients what to do and they complete the task, then you have the wrong idea. Many coaches find their clients are struggling with other issues that must be addressed before progress can be made.

That means your role is fluid and changing from session to session. One week, a client may need you to hold their hand during a difficult step and the next week, they may simply need your advice on a tiny issue.

You can’t control a client’s journey. All you can do is be there for them and be willing to step into the nitty-gritty moments of their lives.

Interested in Growth

At its core, coaching is about transformation. These transformations might be big or small, but they always require growth from your clients. You are the GPS, guiding them to their destination.

A large part of being a coach isn’t just spitting out directions, it’s understanding the stages of transformation. Helping your client navigate these successfully is a vital component of what you do. If you find topics like career growth or personal growth fascinating, coaching will probably be a good fit for you.

Unsure about This Path?

If you’re worried that you don’t know enough to become a coach, Kelly McCausey of Love People + Make Money can help. She’s designed a short webinar so you can discover if you’re ready to step into coaching.

Tabitha created a website for her coaching services and started telling everyone about it. Within a few months, she had enough referrals to earn a full-time income while still being present with her son.

To implementing your side hustle

Fran Watson, Career Coach – www.franwatson.ca

P.S.  Get some free info from Kelly McCausey – click here

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Catching Up

Hi…it’s been quite a while since I last posted here.  I thought I might try catching up with you.

Changes

So much has changed in our world.  Everywhere you turn you hear about the pandemic and how it is affecting all of us.  I am sure that it has affected you in some way as well.

I have been working from home for the past 10 years, so there wasn’t a lot of actual change in my life, but my workload dropped to about 20%, which meant my income also dropped.  Clients weren’t looking for work.  They were either working from home, or they were laid off and getting some additional funds from the government.  Just when we thought things might be getting better, we get news that things are getting worse, so what are we to do?

Well, it seems that a lot of people are looking at what can they do from home.  They are starting up freelance opportunities.  They are looking at affiliate programs like Amazon and print on demand.  They are printing and selling journals and workbooks.

How about you?  What is happening in your life?  Have things changed drastically, or just a little, or not at all?  Are you concerned about your future?

What Do Freelancers Do?

Many people are offering freelance services. These may include editors, writers, graphic designers, programmers, and more. If you have a skill that others are willing to pay for, then you could be a freelancer.

As a freelancer, you’ll find clients, complete a project for them, and get paid. Some freelancers go full-time, earning six figures from their online business. Others prefer part-time hours and might offer their services in addition to working a full-time job.

Set Your Own Hours

Freelancers also have lifestyle freedom. That means they get to set their own hours. If you’re a night owl who prefers working from 12am to 8am, you can do that. If you’d rather have a traditional schedule and work 8am to 5pm, you can do it.

An excellent way to get started freelancing is to become a virtual assistant. Tawnya Sutherland provides free resources and training to new virtual assistants over at her website, VA Networking.

Earn More as You Level Up

Is one of your biggest frustrations that you are continually being passed over for promotions and raises? Are you good at your job and improving your skillset  but not wanting to play politics the way your boss wants?

Freelancers don’t have to beg for a raise. As your skills improve, you can simply send a note to your clients saying, “I’m raising my rates. Here’s what the new price is and here’s when it goes into effect.”

If you struggle with what to charge, Ash Ambirge, creator of The Middle Finger Project, is your girl. She’s an online entrepreneur who teaches bad ass women how to make even more money and live amazing lives.

Work from Anywhere

With freelancing, you can usually work from anywhere you choose, provided you have the tools you need to get your projects completed. That means if you want to backpack around the world while freelancing, you can.

You can also stay local and simply work from your favorite café, library, or home office. You’re not stuck in a cubicle all day, next to an annoying co-worker who plays cat videos at top volume.

Maybe you can start a side hustle as a freelancer and when you have enough in savings, give your two-week notice to your boss.

Fran Watson

P.S.  Would you like to learn more?  Message me and we can set up a quick chat to see what you are interested in.  Skype:  live:franlwatson_1

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Habits

Success Habits

When your mind attaches to a positive outcome, it can then create success and momentum. Sue Guiher

Why are Habits Important?

When you really think about it, most of life is something we do out of habit. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the actions we take throughout the day – our “morning routine”, or “regular breakfast”, our “typical commute”, the “daily grind” at work – the habits we develop literally control about 95% our actions. These types of unconscious thoughts determine what we think, how we feel and how we behave in nearly every situation we find ourselves in.

Because our habits dictate all the small details that make up our everyday lives, they also are directly related to the bigger issues in our lives, such as how much money we earn, the kind of person we marry or live with, our physical condition and health, and every other area of our lives.

Habits are important because they set the tone and pace for a successful or messy life. When you have messy habits, you have a messy life. It’s really this simple. Habits are important because they dictate your success. – Sue Guiher

Our habits determine our character, the type of person we project to the rest of the world and, ultimately, our destiny. So if we embrace bad habits – those habits which have a negative impact on who we are – then those same habits will prevent us from achieving excellence in our lives, holding us back from reaching our fullest potential.

It’s only by breaking bad habits and replacing them with good habits that we can ultimately succeed in life and be the people we were truly meant to be. The purpose of this guide is to show you how to break bad habits – any sort of bad habit, from those that are damaging to your health, like smoking or not wearing a seatbelt, to those that affect your self-esteem, such as negative thinking or overeating – and replace them with positive behaviors that can become part of your daily life and finally cause you to see the results you truly want.

Creating Habits

“Bad” Habits vs. “Good” Habits

So how does one define a “bad” habit, and what qualities separate those from “good” habits? In most cases, the distinction is obvious. A habit is a “bad” habit if:

  • It is destructive, harmful or poses a short or long-term danger to you or somebody else.
  • It negatively impacts your self-esteem, the way others view you, and your overall reputation as a good or bad person.
  • Is a pattern of undesirable behavior acquired through frequent repetition.

Using Habits to Achieve Success

Oftentimes, we are not able to even perceive that we have bad habits. Have you ever known or worked with somebody who has poor personal hygiene or had a friend who drank or partied too much? Usually, those people don’t consciously decide to perform their bad habit. They just do it out of … well, habit!

When we take the time to recognize our own bad habits, take corrective action and replace them with good, positive and healthy habits, the result is permanent change that pays dividends to our health, prosperity and happiness for the rest of our lives.

You deserve to be happy. In your heart, you know that to be true. Breaking your bad habits and replacing them with good ones can help you achieve that happiness.

Are you ready to get started?  Comment below for a copy of Success Habits.

Fran Watson

 

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Virtual Learning

Virtually amazing!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an event that is normally held in Florida on the beach with amazing speakers.  Because of the pandemic, the event had to be cancelled/transformed and was held online. And the really amazing part  – is that it was free to participate.

You may think, well it was free, it probably wasn’t all that good, but you would be wrong.  Very wrong.  The speakers that gave their time and brought their messages were entrepreneurs who wanted to be of service to others.  Their messages touched hearts and minds of those in attendance (over 120 of us at times).

Special Project

This project was the heart and soul of a couple of special people – Kelly McCausey (Love People Make Money) and Nicole Dean (Nicole On The Net)- they transformed their annual Beach Camp into something that would touch many lives in different ways.  They are even offering the videos from this session at a very reasonable cost and sharing 50 % of the profits with Feeding America.com.

From the first session led by Nicole Dean to the last session led by Therese Sparkins, there were tips and nuggets for all those who attended.  This is probably not something that will be repeated, but you can obtain a copy of the videos that were produced by clicking here.

Beachcamp attendees

Some of the attendees at Beachpreneurs 2020

I had known that Beachpreneurs was pretty special, just knowing some of the people who had attended and hearing their stories of what they had learned and how they had changed and I was sad that I wouldn’t have been able to attend a session in Florida, so to have this opportunity was really amazing.

I found an email from Kelly McCausey after last year’s Beach Camp where she said:  This weekend I’m co-hosting the last Beachpreneurs Beach Camp – well, the last of it’s kind… it will be reborn in 2020 as an entirely different experience.

Amazing Speakers

Little did she know how true that statement would become.  I have no idea what the future holds for Beachpreneurs, but I am certainly glad that I was able to attend the present version of it.

Thank you to Kelly McCausey, Nicole Dean, Patty Farmer, Rayven Monique, Caroline Onyedinma, Maruxa Murphy, Nicky Omohundro, Jena Rodriguez, Angela Wills, Rosie Battista, Candice L. Davis, and Therese Sparkins for an amazing learning experience.  Be blessed.

Fran Watson

P.S.  Remember to get your copy of the videos here

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