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…

Win a Pair of Skeechers Twinkle Toe Shoes

Win Skeecher Twinkle Toe Shoes
Win Skeecher Twinkle Toe Shoes

Hey GirlMoguls – It’s Daisy here and welcome to our second week of our Prize-a-Poolza – that means we’re giving away a ton of cool gifts, prizes and contests. This week it’s a pair of Skeecher’s Twinkle Toe sneakers for girls.

If you want to enter the contest, just post the answer to “My favorite thing to do in sneakers is….” in the comments below.  We’ll pick a winner randomly.

We can only ship the prize to US and Canada, so you should have a shipping address there to receive the prize…Good luck

How to Start A Tricky Convesation

How to Start a Conversation About Feelings
How to Start a Conversation About Feelings

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Daisy here again, with more about Feelings… yeah – I know, not what you’d expect from me, but I think that’s why Abby assigned this topic to me.  I mean, I would rather poke needles in my eye than talk about my feelings.  Ok, not really, but according to Lily I am more of the try and ignore my feelings until they go away personality, than deal with them up front… So in my last posts I talked about ways to find someone to talk to you about your feelings.  So great, you’ve got your feeling buddy all id’d and now what to you do.  Do you go up to them and say, hey I need to talk about my feelings, got five minutes, or an hour, cause that’s how long it might take…. Yeah right – you wouldn’t want to approach the situation that way… but here are some simple ways to get a difficult topic started:

– I am feeling uncomfortable about sharing this…

– Is this a good time to talk about something important (this works well with adults – they don’t like to be interupted, unless they think you’re about to share, in which case, most will say yes – or they will say no but they will find time for you later…

– I need to share something that’s bothering me… – this is sure to get someone’s attention

– Sometime I feel so (angry, sad, upset) I don’t know what to do. Can you give me some advice?  (trust me, just about anyone will LOVE to give you advice, especially if you ask for it…)

So guess what the hardest part of this touchy feely talk is?  You guessed it – – getting started.  So just try.  Remember adults are all serious anyway and will respect that you’re trying to sound grown up – instead of running into someone’s office, house, kitchen all bawling, or sulking or generally behaving like they think a kid is supposed to.

So good luck with your feelings – check out our other posts on How to Deal to have all your questions answered….

Posted by GirlMogul Daisy
Posted by GirlMogul Daisy

Posted by GirlMogul Daisy