Unstoppable

In her book, Unstoppable, Cynthia Kersey shares inspirational stories that demonstrate real-life examples of people overcoming great obstacles to achieve their dreams, sometimes against all odds; a true testament to the power of the human spirit.  She also shares 7 characteristics of Unstoppable People, which include: devoting themselves to their true purpose, and persevere, no matter what the challenge.  
At a time when there seems to be more hurdles to achieve and accomplish our dreams, Unstoppable is the perfect inspiration of powerful stories of perseverance and triumph!  Included are wonderful quotes, and a “personal actional plan” at the end of each chapter with exercises and guides to help you further develop each characteristic in your own life.    This is without a doubt, A MUST READ!

The Real You

Listen to the passion of your soul, set the wings of your spirit free; and let not a single song go unsung. – Sylvana Rossetti

Throughout my journey of helping women, I have found that the majority of women are so caught up in their busy lives they’ve forgotten who they truly, authentically are.  We as women are so identified with our roles and responsibilities… as mothers, wives, caretakers, career women, etc.  In living all these different roles, we can easily lose track of ourselves and oftentimes, forget who we are beyond the roles themselves.  If you think about it, most of us  even change our name when we get married, and in an instant our identity is changed in some form.  No wonder we lose our sense of self sometimes!  It can be quite confusing at times for sure.

So, stop… take a deep breath, think back, and ask yourself these simple questions –  Do you remember who you wanted to be? What you dreampt of becoming one day?  Are you that person? Are you living that dream? Remember what’s most important in your life… hold on to those long lost hopes and dreams.  Discover or rediscover your authentic identity and reclaim the woman you are in your soul, behind all the roles. That doesn’t mean giving up your roles and responsibilities – it  means reclaiming what is deep within you and embracing the meaning of your life – not  simply the meaning of life.

What makes your soul shine?  The time to answer that question is NOW!  You’re SO here… it’s time to live life to the ultimate! What are you waiting for?

Turn your should into a must!

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“Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It’s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.”-  Seth Godin

I spent so many years “waiting” to live my dream due to the beliefs that I wasn’t ready, or I didn’t know enough, or was simply just held back from fear of failure.  How many of us waste so many years not living our dreams because of all the talk in our head telling us why we can’t or shouldn’t do it. Most of us tend to be driven by our fears, rather than the joy of success.  The fact is that we all have brilliance in us and are not living our authentic truth if we are not sharing these gifts with the universe.  We need to change what we “should” do, to what we “must” do!  Tony Robbins explains so perfectly why we so often don’t achieve what we are capable of.  He says, “We should all over ourselves!”.  What has been a” should” for you that you need to make a “must”!  You already know, so do one thing today to move yourself forward in making your dreams come true.

Change your story, change your life!

We all have a story… our repeated account of what went wrong in our life, who hurt us, or why we can’t achieve our dreams. What’s important to realize, and to fully understand, is that when we get caught up in our story, we give up the power to create the lives we truly want and deserve to have.  Our story is just that… a story that we keep telling ourselves over and over of all the reasons why we can’t have something or become who we want to become. 

But here’s the bottom line…  Change your story, and you begin to change your life!  It all begins by telling a new story of your true desire, and then add to it all the wonderful details of the positive aspects that you can find that align with those desires, you will begin to feel not only better, but you will begin to feel your life improve. 

Just remember… The better my story gets, the better my life gets!

You are the author of your own life

Most people think of a “book” when they hear the word “author”.  But I have come to believe that we are all authors, we are all writing the stories of our own lives on a daily basis.  What we create, what we decide, what we choose to do with our time are all the elements that create the stories we live.  Just as writers focus on the structure of a paragraph, we as life authors need to focus on the structure of what we want to create for ourselves on a daily basis.   What is so incredibly wonderful, is that we can redesign, reshape, or recreate our experience at any moment we choose to.  We can change the words we use, we can change the actions we take, we can change the direction of our story… because we have the pen to do so. 

When we start to take responsibility for our lives, we begin to take control of how our life unfolds.  I have found that most people who are unhappy in their lives, blame someone else, their life circumstance, or simply that life has been unfair to them.   Yes, there are times and circumstances that are out of our control, but as we’ve heard so many times before, it’s not what happens to us that makes the difference, it’s what we do with it and how we deal with it. 

It’s never to late to write a new chapter in your life, no matter your age or your situation.  What are your dreams?  Take a piece of paper and write out the story you want for your life…. you just might be suprised at what changes begin to take place.  You just might find yourself on the BESTSELLER list of life!

“Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals.  Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.” – Ann Landers