Connecting Commitment to Your Goals

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Current Events | Comments Off on Connecting Commitment to Your Goals

Connecting Commitment to Your Goals

Connecting Commitment to Your Goals Goal setting is an important and critical part of any success plan. Connecting the appropriate level of commitment to those goals helps us lean into the process required to experience success and live in our full potential. Without commitment, goals are simply sentences in your planner, tablet or vision board. The next step is asking, “What will I commit to in order to reach these goals?” This is a questions that will likely be asked and answered daily and even several times throughout the day, as we make choices that either move us closer or further away from our goals. Commitment helps us quickly navigate, regroup and rethink when things aren’t going the way we hoped. Commitment keeps us connected to the big picture and reminds us that a small step in the right direction is still progress. As you pause and assess your progress in this Back to School season, look at your level of commitment. Does is honor your core values and the goals you have set? Making this connection may be helpful as you engage in activities to reach your year-end goals. If you would like support in your efforts, I hope you will register for the Managing the Mama Hustle: Finishing the Year Strong Online Group Coaching Program. Click here for more...

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Going Around and Through

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Current Events | Comments Off on Going Around and Through

Going Around and Through

Going Around and Through       As I finished my walk for the morning, I stopped by the pier to take a look at the water and the view. From the park, as I looked across the water I could just barely see my house. More specifically, I could make out my bedroom window. This window provides natural light to the room where I wake up each morning and where I return for refuge, rest and safety each night.         From where I was standing our house seemed like a straight shot across the water, just a short trip. But, because I don’t own a boat, if I wanted to reach the comfort of home, I had to go around and through. There was no straight pathway home. Even though I could see where home was, or at least the vicinity, there was a necessary journey ahead. While the straight path was preferred, the journey around and through was the only option if I wanted to get there. The 1.75 mile walk while scenic includes some open spaces, hills, narrow pathways, joggers, hills, cyclists, hidden driveways, mean geese, hills and various critters. Did I mention hills?        One comfort while going around and through is that I have at least gotten a glimps of where I am going. I know why I want to go there. I am off the preferred path to get there, but not off purpose. I want to get home. Sometimes the pathway to our goals is not a straight line. And our trek off the preferred path while necessary may include distractions, difficulties and unexpected encounters. But, we must stay pointed in the direction of our goals and remember the purpose of the journey is to get home (or accomplish the desired end result).         The best part of my outdoor walks is reaching the point that I know I am close to home. But, the last quarter mile is uphill! The same may be true about making things happen in your life. Just as you get close to seeing things manifest, life gets a little tougher. Don’t get discouraged you’ve made the trip “around”, this is the opportunity to make it “through”. And you can do it. Stay focused on your “why” and the impeding joy that comes with not fainting and not quitting. It will be well worth it.   Copyright @ Making A Change LLC...

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Let It Go!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Current Events | Comments Off on Let It Go!

Let It Go!

  Let It Go!       We live in days where everyone is determined to hang on to what they have left. Most of our thoughts are consumed with holding on to our jobs, our money and our territory. But, even when times are lean, we have to learn to let it go.       When my son was around six years old, he nurtured and pampered his very first loose tooth for a few weeks. He was afraid losing the tooth would hurt. So, he stopped eating certain foods to keep from knocking the tooth out. Every meal was a mental exercise of what he could and could not eat. He wouldn’t allow me to look at the tooth, for fear that I would pull it out. One night, I’d had enough of looking at that little tooth all leaned over to the side and barely hanging on. I asked him to open his mouth and within seconds I had yanked out the little tooth. He yelled and asked, “Did you pull my tooth?” My response was, “Yes, it was time to let it go and move on!” With his baby tooth gone, he could now see the healthy new permanent tooth that was hidden behind his temporary one.     So, what’s the point? Sometimes we hold on to things that were only meant to be temporary. We spend much of our energy, plotting, planning and defending things when their time has passed. So, when new opportunities and experiences arrive we are too frustrated, frightened, tired and distracted to notice the healthy relationships, thoughts and business opportunities that are available.  Am I saying that you should give up? Absolutely not! But, in order to experience peace and growth, sometimes we have to let it go! It may be as simple as letting go of your need to be right, or as complex as letting go of some material possession. It may not be as painful as you think- but making the change to let it go may be worth the risk!   Copyright © 2019 Making a Change...

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Amnesty Day

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Current Events | Comments Off on Amnesty Day

Amnesty Day

Mama Hustle Moment Amnesty Day Raquel R. Robinson Posted: December 18, 2018        I noticed a sign at my gym that read,  “Towel Amnesty Week, bring back our towels- No questions asked!”  It made me laugh because I knew I had at least one of their towels in my linen closet. So, I decided to extend that amnesty to you. No, I don’t want your towels or guns or the other things that amnesty programs collect. I am offering amnesty for your thoughts, habits, excuses and fears.        What are you harboring that doesn’t belong to you? What is potentially keeping you from running your race? Have you been sidelined by persistent negative thinking or fear? Both are like a loaded gun without a safety. They are dangerous and unpredictable. In addition, unchecked fear and negative thinking poison your surrounding environment including your business and family. Have you been rehearsing the same old excuses in your mind? So much so, that even in their absurdity, they now sound like reality to you? Ready to let go of an unproductive habit? Those of faith know that we have amnesty everyday and we can always cast our cares on the One who cares for us. But, sometimes we just need a personal invitation to unload and regroup.      So, here is your chance. Today you have an opportunity to drop off your unproductive thoughts, habits and excuses. No questions asked! Send me a message or email and drop it off. Here is the catch. When you drop it off, let me know the positive change you intend to make to replace the negative or unproductive one. Take advantage of this amnesty and consider what you will do in the absence of fear, procrastination or loneliness and then do it!   Copyright © Making a Change LLC 2019 Need help setting goals for 2019? Raquel R. Robinson is the author of Renew, Refocus and Recover! A Road Trip to the Life You Deserve. She is also the CEO and Executive Coach with Making a Change LLC Coaching and...

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Post #5

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Current Events | Comments Off on Post #5

Post #5

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