Your easy slumber full of images of pristine vacation spots, oceans and mountain-tops fill your head and soul with peace and joy. Your dreams are filled with all the things you know you can be when you grow up, and the very thought of them excites and tingles your whole being. You KNOW you are designed for so much.
As you sleep, those designs are unfolding then….rinnnnggggg,…
“MOM! Wake up!”
“MOM!!!! He won’t stop bugging me!”
“Where’s the PS3 game I just bought?”
“I’m hungry, make me something to eat.”
It’s here! Morning.
“But wait! I haven’t done my mediation, devotions, goal, setting, vision mapping, task writing, reading Shades of Grey or my sit-ups! I’m not ready!”
But YOU are a mom, and you have to be ready. Life is always in action and sometimes you HAVE to be ready. Today marks your day of getting off the start line and taking that leap of faith even if you don’t feel ready. Your DREAMS need you, the world needs what YOU have to give, but without balance, you can lose sight of your dreams, or even worse – fear and doubt take over and the dream dies.
Twenty years later, tired, frustrated and a deep sadness takes over and you don’t know why, but I do. It’s because you forgot to LIVE your dreams. Today, I share a day in the life of a mom going after her dreams. Find your flame again and do what YOU need to do. Trust me, the kids won’t go hungry.
Quiet Your Mind
All around us there is activity and noise. Somebody needs or wants something almost every waking moment. It’s our job to care for our loved ones and a gift I wouldn’t change. But you have a dream and dreams need quiet time, and so do you. A busy active mind can get cluttered and confused, so I take time everyday, no matter when I can get it and quiet my mind. No chatter, no outside sounds, just me. It takes practice and dedication to find this quiet time and when you do the true YOU and all those dreams can find their way back into your mind’s eye. This is where you will see your life more clearly and what you’ll need to do next to set your dreams a blaze.
Care For Your Body
Our bodies are our vessels. It needs to be taken care of so it can carry out all the dreams and plans. Health is essential to success, but I will be the first to admit, that life as a mom and entrepreneur can be very stressful. I do agree that a little stress is healthy because it keeps us in action. But when stress takes way to bad food choices and lack of exercise, the stress takes its toll. Sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food, skipping meals and no water are epidemic in our society and as a busy mom, it’s easy to lose sight of what WE need to keep ourselves in balance. Recognize if you have a major culprit in keeping your mind and body clear of stress and eliminate that culprit. Don’t take on too many at one time. Chose one, commit and take charge. If it means hiring a coach or trainer, then do so. Find a way to make it work. When you start to care for you, your dreams will get the fuel they need to get back on track.
Nurture Your Spirit
Once you start to feel those fires burning again, nurture your knowledge. Read, listen and write daily to continue your personal growth. I was reminded recently that you won’t know what you need to know until you DO what you already know. Each step you take based on your current knowledge will help you discover what you still have to learn. You can only be as successful as your mind will allow. Look at your life and your dreams and ask – have they been nurtured lately? What do your dreams need to become reality? It there a business you would love to start? Are you clear about the necessary steps? Do you know how to share it? Seek the resources you need to get clear and take action.
Life doesn’t need a plan. It will go on without any planning from us or anyone else. But if you are a mom seeking her dreams, then planning is a must. Know your WHY. Is your business idea or dreams a “must” in your life? If so, then make a plan and stick to it. I know it’s sounds so simple right? Just when you get momentum, the kids get sick and everything you planned has to be put on hold. I know this all to well. At the beginning of my career I noticed every time I was getting ready to move myself to the next step of my success plan, one of my kids got sick. For a week everything was on hold, and a week later all the momentum I was feeling slowly waned. But, I had a plan and as long as I had my coach and accountability partners, I continued moving forward. The plan and the partners will keep you from quitting on yourself and your dreams.
All too often, women…especially moms, fail to celebrate their own successes. We cheer on our kids, we guide and support them, for some women they even keep their husbands and partners motivated and moving forward. When it comes to our own motivation, we put away the pom-poms and replace them with a bullwhip. The constant berating, internal chatter, and failure to put ourselves first slowly nips away at the very foundation we strive to strengthen. Take some time today and really take stock in your life. What successes can you celebrate? Don’t filter the success, meaning don’t negate it because it didn’t fit some ideal image of a GREAT success. Taking time to read this article because the title resonated with you is a success. You’re doing something for you. Everyday, list the success and keep looking forward.
Living forward is far more empowering than living backward. No longer can you allow yourself to wish your life were better, easier or more fulfilling. Don’t wish you were capable of being and doing more, OWN it and find ways to be the woman you are already designed to be. Be the Flame for your dreams and ambitions. Get support, but if you can’t hire a coach, or you lack support from loved ones, do it for yourself. If you know you need a daily reminder of all the powerful choices you can make to totally transform yourself and reach ALL your dreams then I highly recommend getting my book, Ignite Your Life. Women are using it as a daily tool to keep them focused, inspired and on track for happiness and success. It’s was my personal plan and everyday I am grateful that I can share that success with you and offer you a life changing tool. You can also grab my FREE ebook titled – UNSHAKABLE YOU designed to help you create unstoppable self-confidence.