Posts tagged ‘goals’

Interview with Goldie Matthew!

I continue to come across amazing people who are living their dreams!  I had a one-to-one with Goldie Matthew, and I was struck by her determination and her vision.  I hope you enjoy her enchanting tale of seeing herself on stage and that you learn from her goal-setting and strategizing!

Have a wonderful day. ❤

I Fully Intend to Live My Life

How do you fully intend to live your life?  In today’s “Morning Mentor” by Mary Morrissey, she directs us to write an intention for our lives.

“I fully intend to live my life as a person who _______________________.”

(My answer) Elevates myself so that I may elevate others.

I had a dip in vibration yesterday.  I called it my “Tuesday Dip,” but this Tuesday was my last one.  I talked with a good friend and classmate yesterday, and he told me that I just can’t be negative anymore.  I can’t choose it anymore.  It serves no purpose.  And it thwarts the good work that I’m trying to do.  This is the message that I have been receiving from my angels, as well.  “Be warned!  You are creating your future with your current thoughts!”

Like the 1’s and 8’s I’ve been seeing: (from Doreen Virtue’s: Angel Numbers 101)

“18

Your thoughts are the valve that opens and shuts your financial flow.  As you stay positive, all the material resources you need come to you easily. However, worry can stop this flow, so ask your angels to help you stay upbeat, especially where it concerns money.”

I think it’s time to get all Pollyanna up in this joint.

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Here’s my progress on my 10 things to accomplish:

  1. Wake up at 5:30am.  (Naps acceptable). — Yesterday — Check!
  2. Take my new contacts out of packaging and locate the solution and case. — Found my contacts!  I try them tomorrow.
  3. Two-hand point at myself and tell myself “I love you, Self!”  and “Teri, you are larger than life!” every time I pass a mirror. — Totally forgot this one!  I start today.
  4. Swim — Yesterday — Check!
  5. Blog (even if it’s just a sentence) — Check and check!
  6. Continue my new spiritual exercise. — Check and check!
  7. Have an awesome interview. CHECK!
  8. Have 3 kick-butt classes with my students. CHECK!
  9. Connect with my friend. CHECK!
  10. Continue to be awesome. ❤  CHECK!

For today and tomorrow, numbers 7-11:

7. Have an awesome networking meeting.

8. Have an awesome financial meeting.

9. Have an awesome Metaphysics class and leadership meeting.

9. Have 7 kick-butt lessons with students!

10. Watch 3 minutes of a travel video (Hawaii).

11. Gather games for Metaphysical Game Night

12. E-mail DreamBuilder friends

Possible topic for tomorrow: Into the Bigger Fishbowl: Why to Make the Leap

Love and blessings to you all. ❤

Thankful Thursday/Fun Friday/Summary Saturday&Sunday/Metaphysics Monday

Tomorrow I leave for a wonderful back-to-back spiritual focus weekends, in which I will learn my healing quality and about the power of my intuition.  Afterward I will have a fabulous summary post that I’m sure will be very metaphysical . . . and . . .  fun. 🙂  Tonight I’m grateful for completion.

I am grateful for:

  • Getting the last shelving unit in the office — a story for another time. . .
  • Getting shelving units put together — also a fun experience!
  • Bonding time with sis’.
  • Getting the main level clean — including floors!  And super awesome Scour Off on the sink!
  • Getting my classroom set up.
  • Experiencing visiting and speaking with the park district and YMCA with Cindy
  • Visiting the Joliet Library and cafe
  • Getting flyers and business cards posted by the Joliet Library cafe.
  • Taking Bowser in for a hair cut.
  • Getting my promotional materials in.
  • Getting my pop-up tent.
  • Getting my shocks and tires replaced and oil changed.
  • Being able to cross off other things from my list because others helped me out — the association power washed the front of our house, and my friend and mechanic cleaned off the rest of the words from my car windows.
  • Getting packed.

I hope you have wonderful, gratitude-filled weekend.  Remember, give thanks, and the angels dance and sing!

Summary Saturday/Sunday: Working with Change

This weekend came at the tail end of some big change.  I left my full-time warehouse position on Friday and finished up my Spanish II tutoring Saturday morning.  I am relieved to have completed both of those, but I feel like I haven’t gotten a chance to breathe yet — and maybe I won’t!  There are things to do.   Goals to accomplish.   Gotta get moving.

It is a pattern of mine to be busy, and I’m taking a look at that.  Part of it is that I seem to fall apart without structure.  Another is that it’s an excuse not to look at my goal, purpose, and ideal.  Having downtime means having time to think, to reflect.  Busyness means I ain’t got time for that.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Based on my experiences from the last days, the next few weeks are going to mean a couple of things for me.

  1. Baby Steps.  I feel a swelling panic within me because of the huge projects lurking over me; i.e.  starting my business, securing supplemental income, and cleaning the whole house.  If I panic, I will shut down.  I will procrastinate or do nothing at all.  So, my first plan is to find the mini goals within the big goal and schedule them and knock ’em out.  If the little goal still seems like too much, I will break it down even further.  For example: getting myself completely organized and the house completely clean turns into: Cleaning all of my excess stuff (changes of clothes, school books and papers, old winter jacket!, out of the car and dumping it in the kitchen.  Next small step: taking things off of the kitchen table and putting it back where it belongs — a few items at a time.  Also,  I’m wanting to set up a new bank account for the business, and I’m considering a local institution.  Seems daunting!   My baby step can be calling them up to get some info.  Or researching them for a few minutes.  If I’m being perfectionistic about setting things up, maybe I drop in and talk with someone first and then come again another time.  Anything to get me started.
  2. Stay Solid, But Stay Open.  I feel I don’t do well with change, especially anything that originates from an outside source.  One of my metaphysics classmates said that she struggles with change and that it’s a “Virgo” thing, and — as a fellow Virgo — I pounced on it as a convenient excuse for my limitation.  I know from experience and my intuitive reports that I desperately throw down anchors around me when things begin to shift around me.  The important thing is to become centered within myself.  Part of that is becoming secure in myself and who I am and what I’m meant to do.  If I can be secure within I will be able to take advice and suggestions better from without — a moldable, squishy  outside with a rock-hard core!

What have you learned about yourself this week?  How do you deal with change?

10 Most Wanted in Life and Employment

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10 Most Wanted: Employment

I am tired of going back-and-forth about work and trying to figure out what to do with my life.  I do want to work toward my ideal job, but I feel tired.  I just wanted to focus on myself for a while and move on with the rest of my life for a bit.

1. I have weekends.

2. I have 6-hour or less work days with limited work outside of the workplace.

3. My work is meaningful; I am completing work for the good of all concerned; I am working with underdogs, those who are unappreciated, neglected, need someone to bring light.

4. My commute is the same as now (averaging 30 minutes) or less.

5. I am physically active in my work.

6. I have enough abundance to meet my needs and wants.

7.  My schedule is flexible (both hours and days).

8. My work allows me to utilize my creativity, and my work is interesting.

9. The environment is bright and joyful (white/light walls, sunshine, and friendly people).

10. I am confident and competent in my work and respected as such.

I release this to the universe.

Updated 10 Most Wanted: Life

1. Opportunities to promote “the good of all concerned”

2. Employment that fits my ideals (above)

3. A finished basement

4. A cleared out guest room and upstairs hallway

5. My own artist’s space

6. Finished and returned library books

7. Completed Artist’s Way Journal

8. A Sketchbook/Art Journal

9. Fitted pants.

10. A visit to my uncle in California.

This Week’s Accomplishments — Top 10

"Stars Abstract" courtesy of digitalart/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Stars Abstract” courtesy of digitalart/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

(“You’ve earned a gold star!”)

For some reason I tend to get bogged down and low when the toughest part of the week is over.  (Why? I ask myself: “Why???”)  In my effort to combat this trend and lift my spirits, I present here my accomplishments for the week:

1. Clearing out my living space. Most of my teaching books were moved out of the office and into the basement, and then out of the basement and out to the tutoring center.  Yay for clearing!  Then, I moved most of my Spanish teaching books from the office back to school.  (Soon I won’t be able to recognize that office room anymore!)

2. Taxes = Completed.  Inevitably attempting taxes will result in extreme agitation, a pain matched only by my intense grading sessions.  Thankfully, I managed to complete my taxes in one evening over the course of 3.5 hours, so the experience was contained and short-lived.

3. The hardest part of my week is over. The teaching and the majority of my tutoring is done for the week.  (I have one student on Sunday, and then I pick up again with more tutoring on Monday.)

4. The majority of my grading is done. I had open conferences on Thursday and was able to knock out a majority of my grading AND get a few needed odds-and-ends done.

5. I’ve been blogging every day. I think I’ve missed a day or two over the last few weeks, but I think I’ve made every day of this week.  Sometimes I don’t want to post because I think my blog is dumb and no one will be interested, but I’ve been able to push through that self-criticism and just get done what I’ve set out to do, knowing you win some, and you lose some.

6. I’ve been exercising at least every other day. This week has been tough, but with the mindset that I should be doing some sort of exercise every day, I’ve at least got that habit in place, even if I miss some.  Sunday was housecleaning.  Monday was Zumba.  Tuesday was walking around the school hallways.  Wednesday was dancing around the house.  Thursday I missed one.  Friday was yoga.  Today will be Zumba again.

7. Student successes.  I’m sure I have many small successes that I may not even be aware of.  But more recently I had a mom of one of my more reluctant tutoring students tell me that she had asked her daughter if she wanted to skip today, and the girl had said no, that she wanted to come in. (Yay!)  Also, another tutoring student who has had trouble getting anything done at all during our sessions has been much more focused the last few weeks.

8. I’m still vegetarian. I’m half-way through my 4th month of being a vegetarian, and I’m still hanging in there.  Almost cheated a bit Thursday out of necessity, but I couldn’t even do it.  (I may post more about that later.)

9. I’m limiting added sugars and salty snacks. I’ve been limiting myself to chocolate (mostly dark) and Shaklee salty snacks, and I’m still going pretty strong.  I had trouble turning down some round, sweet snacks on Pi Day at the school (out of politeness, believe it or not), but I limited myself to small pieces and bites and did just fine.  I wasn’t even upset about missing out on having more of the treats.  The only time I really struggled was when I hadn’t had enough to eat in general and then everything looked absolutely fabulous to eat during those times.

10. Following up with my life coach homework. I’ve been doing fairly well with my assignments from my life coach, already done with the major part of my assignment for this week (jotting down a list of interesting job titles).  The next step is to look more deeply into the healing professions, something I’ve already begun but need to look into a little more closely.

Well done, Teri!  I’m looking forward to another great week!

Faith and Love

I’ve been reading some fantastic posts from “Powered by Intuition” on Facebook.  The most recent one is called “Self love is crucial to developing your talents, part 1” by Peter Crowell.  I am definitely out of my comfort zone these days.  It is both scary and exciting.  And I’m very concerned with “self-love” and my lack of it.  I think that’s going to be my goal this summer: love myself.  Accept myself.  If I can do that, I can do anything!

These parts of the post particularly affected me:

“The venture zone

Maintaining control is not the same as being yourself. Being yourself requires repeated visits to a venture zone where you feel out of control, vulnerable, weak.

Even afraid.

Once inside the venture zone, you must reside there until you begin to feel strong.

Or you can bail out.”

That’s exactly where I am right now!   And this:

“Respect your own creativity

But it’s filled with risk. With possible rejection. With likely failure. With exposure to your own weakness, anger, immaturity.

And evaluation by others.

That’s why self love is so important.”

and. . .

“A sense of respect will enable you to feel the opposite of respect, and respond to it.

You’ll know when you’re being self critical in the wrong way. You’ll recognize nay saying, or veiled derision.

And you’ll know when people are responding to your uniqueness out of their own lack of self love.

Which is huge.”

Because. . .

“Because that’s where nay saying comes from

The one who does not believe in your efforts has no faith in his own.

The one who derides your dream has let his own dream die.

The one who insists your goal is impossible has no sense of possibility.

The one who nay says your plans has a history of listening to nay sayers.

He lacks self love.”

It amazes me how supportive everyone has been.  Some have stunned me with the power of their faith, hope, and love.   Reading this post, I realize that I have lacked self-love.  I have not been a risk-taker and I have been a naysayer.  And I know that I — and others like me  — need to have some faith and go after our dreams.

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