Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation

My Monday morning secret is that I now LOVE my Monday mornings.  Really.  I never thought I would say this, but I've actually learned a way to make Mondays my favorite time of the week; and no it is not because I go back to bed.

I started about 4 months ago doing a Monday Motivation at Synergy Space and guess what?  No one showed up.  It was listed on Meetup, announced to members, and no one came; except me; but I was determined to do it regardless.  So every Monday morning I come to work 1 1/2 hours early.  I spend about 15 minutes listening to inspirational speakers (this morning it was Tony Robbins) and then I get to work setting myself up for success.

I review my vision and goals for the next 10 years and 12 weeks.  I look over what I did last week and see if I was on track and give myself a percentage rating of what I was able to accomplish, then I plan for next week.  It is my most productive 1 1/2 hours in the week because I focus on what I need to do and remind myself WHY I want to do it!

Is it working?  You tell me.  I launched and am running Synergy Space and Travel Place with new members adding weekly.  I have created a Mobile Marketing Platform designed just for small businesses.  I have a new virtual membership site for Synergy Members who can't drop in and visit.  We setting up a Video Marketing platform for small businesses to use to increase their business AND make money.   And last but certainly not least, my Vacation Resorts Access is days from launching.   Yes, I launched did all of this over the last few months, with a little help, but mostly on my own.  Oh did I also mention I have 2 Cruise And Cache groups planned to go out next year and are booking up!

Do I run on this high level all the time?  No, in fact this is a 12 week push that will end on October 31st, then I will take an 8 week break and my main focus will be on just one thing (and keep the others running).  Then on January 1st another 12 week burst with new goals.  I am putting my system on paper and will eventually share with others when I've perfected it, but in the meantime, you can join me on Mondays!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Never Underestimate the Value of a Weekend Getaway

Weekends aren't very relaxing if they involve house cleaning, yard work and a last second run to the park to play.  It isn't that it isn't nice to be with family and skip the Mon - Friday routine, but relaxing?  Not really.  My suggestion...ESCAPE for the weekend. 

Pack up kids, pack up dogs (and other furry beasts) and run away.  To the mountains, to the beach, to a hotel 30 miles away... something that does not involve your house, your yard and your routine.  Visit friends, visit relatives (the fun ones, not the ones you dread on Thanksgiving) do something with someone you've never done before.  Don't leave out the 'relaxation part' like sipping a wine or  drinking beer in tube on the beach or river has rejuvenating powers you can't find at a spa!  Kids around?  Plan a place for them to run around like crazy outdoors with no wifi until they are so exhausted they can't keep their eyes open.  Sounds like a plan to me.

Anyone know where this getaway is?  It is in Hampton Roads!

  So where is your favorite getaway?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Vacation Lifestyle, Redefined

I have been spending the last few months redefining my businesses, my life, and really focusing on what I want.  I have truly realized I don't want a "4 hour work week" or to retire by 50 (I'm already 46, so that is the next big number :),  I want to truly live the vacation lifestyle I've been creating.  So what does that mean, that I stop working?  Absolutely not.  It is doing the work I enjoy so much I never want to stop.  It is truly living the quote, "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life".  That is A Vacation Lifestyle.

My personal Vacation Lifestyle also includes that income that allows financial freedom to go and do what I truly desire with my family.  (Still working on achieving that one..but getting MUCH closer)

So if you are a person that would go completely NUTS retired, consider my version... work to achieve something you love doing so much you don't want to stop, ever!  My 2 things . . . traveling with those I love and teaching.  I hope I am doing both until I die.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Living in Reality...or Not!

I want to take some time out today to talk about a subject is bothering me - Reality.  I was reading a network marketing book and she kept saying to come back to "Planet Reality" in the book.  Like what I am not living now is real?  Or that maybe my aspirations are not real? 

Don't get me wrong, I know reality.  I know I am middle aged woman with a family and that reality is not changing any time soon... but what about the rest?  What about my dreams?  Are they less than real because they are big dreams, big aspirations, and wanting to create a new lifestyle reality for me and my family?

Why do we tell children they can do anything they dream of if they put their heart and mind into; then tell adults to come back to reality?  I would think that our dreams are actually a little bit more achievable because I have 4 decades of experience behind me to know what I can do and what I can't.

I know I don't need my dreams placed on "Planet Reality"... considering the fact that probably 1/2 my life is over - I would say this is time to dump 'reality' and shoot for the stars!  What are your thoughts?