Ready to make this week count? 3 Things you can do!

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re you ready to make this week count? Here are THREE SIMPLE STEPS you can take to move from being passive to productive!

1.  Be still &  be quiet

Instead of waking up, rushing into your day, coming home, rushing to get your “stuff” done as you prepare for the next day, how about taking a minute to slow down and be quiet? Whether you do it first thing in the morning or before you retire for the night, take a moment to be still. Turn off the phone, the TV and anything that would distract you, and quiet your mind and your soul.

Initially this activity may be difficult for some people.  The idea of being still seems unproductive and maybe fruitless. But stillness is quite the opposite. Stillness is the key that helps us to realign our mind, body and spirit so that we can function effectively.

Seek refuge through prayer or meditation and watch how this one commitment will make you more productive and purposeful.

2. Reach out

This action is two-fold. We’ve all heard the adage “we have not because we ask not”.  This week think about any support you need to move forward in your life (personally or professionally) and then humbly ask someone to assist you.

Most of us have people in our lives who want to support us, they just don’t know what we need. This week, make your request known.  Remember, when asking someone to support you, make it as easy as possible for them. Are you seeking professional mentorship from someone? Consider volunteering for their organization so that you can watch and learn.  Do you need a recommendation? Write the recommendation yourself and ask the person to approve it.  Make your “ask” as easy as possible so that the person isn’t taxed by your request.

But don’t stop there.  Think about someone in your life that you know needs support and reach out to them. Ask them how you can be of service to them and if possible do what you can to help.  When we give or serve out of the goodness of our hearts, we will never be left empty.

3. Take a step

I don’t know what you are hoping for this year, but this week, take one step towards your goal.  Are you seeking financial stability? Then sign up for a financial class.  Are you hoping for a promotion? Express your career goals to your boss.  Do you need to process a situation in your life that is hindering you? Reach out to a therapist or spiritual advisor.

This week, take a step towards your goals even if the step seems small. Each step will move you closer to your goals.  Remember our comfort zone is never stagnant. It is either growing or shrinking.  Inactivity lulls you into being stagnant which keeps you away from the abundant life you’ve been promised.

 

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Let me hear from you.  Which of these steps do you think you can do TODAY?  Remember, your tomorrow is simply a result of what you do today.  Make proactive choices daily so that you can have the life you want to live!

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