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What’s Your Excuse

Let’s face it. We all have ’em.  What’s your favorite?

+ I don’t know what to do.
+ I’m tired.
+ I’ll do it later.
+ I tried that already.
+ I don’t have time.
+ I’m just so overwhelmed I don’t know where to start.
+ I’m afraid.

It really doesn’t matter what your favorite excuse is. The end result is the same. Nothing changes. You feel stuck. Your business languishes or dies. Your relationships feel stale and old. Your dreams live in your head and you never get to experience the joy of doing what you truly love.

What will it be for you today? More excuses? Or finding someone who is willing to support you, cheer you on and partner with you to explore the possibilities you can’t see and access the resources you’re looking for to move forward?

TODAY’S TIP: Acknowledge your excuses, find support and do one thing to move toward making your dreams a reality.  Have a THRIVING Thursday!

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Today

Sun and Cirrus Clouds --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisWhat will you do with today?
+ Hug your family
+ Smile a lot
+ Get some fresh air
+ Relax
+ Have fun
+ Feel happy
+ Connect with interesting people
+ Grow your business
+ Share your love
+ Do something toward making your dreams a reality?

Your day, your choice.

TODAY’S TIP: Invest your energy in living a fantastic day!  Happy Wednesday!

Get Out…….

AppleTreeComplete that statement:  Get out……..

Get out of here!
Get out of the box!
Get outside!
Get out of your office!
Get out of the car!
Any other ways you can complete the phrase?

ClimatisAll of those statements mean the same thing to me: shake things up and GET OUT — move your body!  Every day is an opportunity to reconnect with the healing power of nature and restore the amazing powers of the mind and body.  Do you take advantage of this incredible opportunity which  is so simple, costs nothing and has the ability to have such a positive impact on your life?

Here are my top 3 reasons to GET OUT!
1.  It helps me relax which leads to greater creativity.
SweetWill2.  It clears my head of clutter which results in great clarity and helps me refocus on what I truly want.
3.  It’s just DARNED FUN!!  When I’ve worked myself into a frenzy about what I didn’t do, what I need to do and what I should be doing and I’m feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, I know it’s time to take a break! I’m always amazed at how spending time outside mowing the lawn, gardening, blowing bubbles, playing with my horses, fishing, walking in the grass with my shoes off, blowing dandelion puffs into the wind or just sitting on a bench and taking in some fresh air restores and re-energizes me.

If you’d like to read a excellent article about the benefits of getting outside, including some great links to studies that illuminate the benefits of spending time in nature, CLICK HERE.

And….THANK YOU! to Mind In Motion for sharing this article!

TODAY’S TIP: Get outside and reap the benefits of reconnecting with nature.  Have a FANTABULOUS FRIDAY!

Holes

As I write this post, I’m awaiting word from a neighbor who has the necessary equipment to dig some post holes.  I’ve got several fence posts that need to be replaced and the job will be one hundred times faster and easier if a front-end loader holescan dig up the old posts and create the holes for the new ones.  So it wasn’t a surprise when Seth Godin’s, Life is Full of Holes, showed up on my computer screen yesterday and the title peaked my interest.

My quick synopsis of his blog post is that everyone encounters holes in the road in the journey of life. When we do, we often ask “Is this the correct path?”  Seth suggests that instead, we ask, “Is this somewhere I’d like to go?”  I love his final sentence: “It’s significantly easier to cross a gap when you have momentum and direction.”

Have you hit a hole recently? What happened? What question did you ask? And, what did you do to get your momentum going again?

TODAY’S TIP: Check-in with your vision and dreams and do something today that creates momentum toward making them a reality.  Have a TREMENDOUS Tuesday!

Fun With Money

American Dollars Falling from the SkyCan we talk about your money for a few minutes?

What happened when you read that question? Did you get excited, nervous, anxious? Did your heart rate increase? Did you feel yourself tighten up?

Money is such an important and prevalent part of all of our lives, yet I think it’s one of the least talked about. Money takes the blame for a lack of happiness or success and often gets the credit for happiness and success. We have a love/hate relationship with money. Money triggers our emotions. We may not know it or admit it, but we all have a relationship of some kind with our money. It can symbolize caring, power, control and freedom and it can be a major bone of contention. And, many of us are really uncomfortable discussing money.

What would it be like for you if you could give up worrying about money and start having fun with it? What might happen if instead of money conversations triggering anxiety, fear, frustration, and resentment, your money conversations created new, more powerful and positive thoughts and emotions?

If you’re ready to end your money anxiety and fear and become the empowered financial leader of your business and your life, get in touch with me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com. I want to have a FUN conversation about money with you and introduce you to your very own Sacred Money Archetypes!  Your Sacred Money Archetypes help you understand what drives and motivates you and they lift up both your gifts and your challenges around money. Knowing and embracing your Sacred Money Archetypes can help you take control of your finances and speak with courage, clarity and compassion about money so you can live into your full potential! This F-R.E.E! 30 minute conversation could change your business and your life FOR THE BETTER! Contact me today at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com to schedule your F-R.E.E! Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation.

TODAY’S TIP: Talk about money. Have a conversation with someone you trust about your gifts and challenges around money and take courageous action toward handling one of your challenges with grace and ease. AND — contact me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com to schedule a F-R.E.E! 30 minute Meet Your Sacred Money Archetype conversation!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Keep the Momentum Going

Yesterday I had you check-in with your happiness-o-meter.  How did that go for you? What did you learn about happiness in your life? It went so well for me I’ve decided to keep the momentum going and deem today ON-TRACK TUESDAY!

What I learned from yesterday’s exercise is that I have a tendency to have happiness ups and downs and large portions of gray areas, plateaus or times when I’m not aware or paying attention. And, I learned that that’s OK! It’s the way I function.

Another thing I realized is that I have had a story about happiness, learned from my earliest days on this earth, that has had a major impact on the happiness in my life. My happiness story taught me that it’s important to parcel happiness out because there’s only so much to go around. The theme is something like this: “Happiness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can’t be happy forever. You’ve got to pay your dues. Don’t get too happy, because it’s gonna be really hard to deal with it when it’s gone.” So, as I thought it about happiness yesterday, I realized I’ve been afraid to truly embrace it because I DON’T WANT TO LOSE IT! I’m afraid it won’t last!  That was a profound revelation for me. Instead of choosing to live in happiness, I think I’ve been pushing it away and living in fear! And when I do experience happiness, I make sure (sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously) that it’s only in little bits and pieces because then it might last longer and won’t be so bad when it’s gone.

And — here’s the REALLY profound connection and learning for me — this has shown up in other areas of my business and my life, too! It’s been the kind of relationship I’ve had with money, success, leadership, and in relationships.

EXCITING NEWS: I’m experiencing huge changes for the better in my business and life because I’m choosing something better! Not only are BIG shifts in my awareness and behaviors relating to the happiness factor in my life taking place, I’m also seeing BIG changes in my relationship with money. Now that I know the story that’s governed my understanding and experience of happiness, I’m writing a new one that has already resulted in greater happiness in my business and life and around issues related to money! I’m using the gifts of my Sacred Money Archetype, which is a model that exhibits particular patterns of behavior, to help me take control, plug my money leaks, tame my fears, end my struggle and stand in my power around money and money issues. As a result I’m generating more income and experiencing more freedom, happiness, and fun in my business and my life.

MORE EXCITING NEWS! To keep my momentum going, I would love to offer you the opportunity to explore your Sacred Money Archetype!  If you’re stressed out about money, tired of not generating the income you want and ready for something different and better in your life when it comes to money, get in touch with me at Jean@JeanMorehouse.com.

TODAY’S TIP: Keep the momentum going and your happiness growing today! Build on what you learned from checking in with your happiness-o-meter yesterday. And —- if you want to have a happier relationship with money and have more of it show up in your life, get in touch with me (Jean@JeanMorehouse.com) to discover the ways your Sacred Money Archetype can help you make that happen! Have an ON-TRACK for more happiness TUESDAY!

Monday Morning Happiness

It’s Monday! Do you have the Monday morning blues, Monday morning happiness, or somewhere in between? Where are you on the happiness-o-meter today?

I’ve been reading Dr. Robert Holden’s book, Be Happy: Release the Power of Happiness in YOU, and doing the exercises and activities he has shared. It’s been an interesting, fascinating and fun experience!

smileyfaceDr. Holden’s basic understanding is that we have have two selves: an Unconditioned Self which is our ‘original self’ that is already happy and a Learned Self, our self-image that develops out of our life experiences. He believes that our Unconditioned Self arrives as gifted, brilliant and non-judgmental. [I love his comment that he’s never heard of a newborn baby who popped out of the womb only to look around and comment, “Well, this is not as nice as I had expected!”] Our Unconditioned Self finds joy in just being while our Learned Self is doing, going, wanting, searching and looking for happiness.

So what about you?  Are you happy this Monday morning? When have you been happy? What does happiness feel like to you? Where are you on the happiness-o-meter?

TODAY’S TIP: Be mindful of happiness in your business and your life today. What does happiness look like and feel like for you? Have a MARVELOUSLY happy Monday!

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