Quote of the Day – Stuff

“Some of the Most Important Things in Life Aren’t Things.”

~Linda Ellerbee

Quote about StuffThought of the day….And a reminder to stop chasing stuff and start thinking about what really matters.  Have you thought about what you really want from life?  Have you thought about what you really want from your family?

Do you have a family plan – one that lays out whether you’d rather have a swimming pool or a lake house…Or live debt free and send your kids to college?

Time to start planning?

 

 

The Future Belongs

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

Good ole’ Eleanor had it right.  Without dreams, we’d be nowhere, but in truth, dreaming only gets us so far.  You have to couple your dreams – whether it’s the beach house, a college education for the kids, a house, or a trip to Disney with some work.  I am sure Mrs. Roosevelt was talking about the BIG dreams – world peace and all that, but it’s perfectly fine to have quiet, “ordinary” dreams. Sometimes just wishing for peace in your house or your neighborhood is peace enough. Dreaming of living in a better place often gives us the gumption to make it happen.  Dreaming of a bigger, “better” life – whether it’s getting to be more financially sound, finding a new job, starting a business, loosing weight, or climbing a mountain might seem “small” in the context of world events, but all it takes is for you to start making your dreams into your future, one small, meaningful dream to you and then you will see you have the power to make change on a grander scale.

So pick one of your dreams for the future – a simple, “small” dream, or a big “out-there” dream and go for it – and tell us about it so we can be your cheering section…

go GirlMoguls…

Be Courageous…Quote from Anita Roddick

“Be Courageous. It’s one of the only places left uncrowded.”

– Anita Roddick

 

be courageous quoteWe think courage only comes when we’re under extreme duress.  Courage under fire, and all that sort of thing.   But courage really means the will to strike out and do something unexpected.  Sometimes it means just doing something a little different, like carving out the time for yourself – whether it’s to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book for pleasure or work on your secret plan for world domination.

So don’t be afraid to strike out on your own, to go to the place that’s uncrowded and that’s uncomfortable – like eating dinner at a restaurant alone, or going to the movies alone.  It’s ok to jump out out of the crowd. Indeed if we are to do something great, or extra ordinary, we have to go to where others aren’t…so don’t be afraid to be out ahead, to try something new, to go find your courage.

What’s your courage…tell us below

Life is What Happens…Quote of the Day

“Life is What Happens to You When You Are Making Other Plans”

– Betty Talmadge

 

life is what happens while you are making other plansOh how true that is.  Without a plan for our life we wind up being pushed in many different directions. If we don’t have a clear vision of where we want to go, how are we going to get there.  Now I am not saying that your life needs to be mapped out like a MapQuest direction list, though if it were, I am pretty certain you would have no trouble getting to where you would want to be.

But we should think consciously about where we would like our life to go, otherwise time goes by and we never get there.  Or something happens – a major event that demands our full attention, leaving us no time to plan for ourselves. Or worse yet, our time is cut short.

So how do you plan for your life? You start by thinking and dreaming, asking the big questions…if I could do anything, what would it be…What would a perfect “ordinary” day or “work day” look like?  How much money would I have in bank account?  How would I spend my money besides the day to day to bills?  What would my family look like?  What would I look like?  How would I feel?

At this point, after answering your questions, you have a vision, a vision of your ideal self. Write it down. Find one part of the vision to work on – whether it’s what you do (or don’t do) for a living, or your bank account, or how you feel.  Start with yourself or something you have a lot of control on. If you want a well-organized house, don’t attack the man cave – work on your own area first.

Once you start to change, to be conscious about who you want to be in even one small area, you will find yourself making more conscious, mindful, right decisions for you in other areas.  Slowly or quickly your changes will add up – your plan will take shape and you will move towards your plan…Good luck – and in the comments, tell me some of the visions you have for yourself…