Ep039: Become Who You Want to Be

Sometimes an amazing thing happens when we are living our lives. We transform into the person we always wanted to be. Take a few minutes to think about who you were, who you are, and who you want to be.

It isn’t too late to start a new hobby, a new athletic endeavor or a new career. If you want to “be” someone else, now is your time to do it!



Have you paid attention to the transformations you’ve gone thru over the course of your life? Have you had identity shifts as you’ve walked your life’s path? I would love to hear about them, if you are interested in sharing them! Comment below with your greatest transformation story!


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Ep035: Living Your Lifelong Dreams

Do you have a lifelong dream? A dream that has been a part of you for so long that you don’t remember a time when you didn’t want to do it?

Perhaps your lifelong dream is to something unique or fun. Perhaps your dream is to meet someone you admire. Perhaps your dream is to see a specific place on this planet.

Whatever your dream, whether it’s practical or not… likely or not… do you have the courage of heart to pursue it?

In this week’s episode I share a couple of my lifelong dreams and offer ideas on how you can experience your own.



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Show Notes:

One thing that will help or hurt you on your journey to achieving your lifelong dream is a strong, determined inner voice. Other people may try to dissuade you using emotions or logic, but if you have a positive inner voice, you can ignore and move beyond those concerns. Listen to episode #1 (that’s how important it is) here:  Inner Voices.

One of my lifelong dreams was to write a book. My first book was a collection of short, lesson-filled stories (and so was my second book). You can learn more about my books here: Glow: Renew Your Spirit & Release Your Inner Beauty.

Another lifelong dream was to “jump out of a perfectly good airplane.” On August 4, 2012, I did just that. Here’s a link to the video proof.


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Ep032: My Secret Life as a Creative

Do you consider yourself creative? Do you actively pursue your creative interests? If you do… YAY!!

If you do… do you share your creative projects with others or do you create in secret like I do… er… did. 🙂

If you don’t, why don’t you? Are you concerned with what others might think or say? Have you been convinced that creative pursuits are a frivolous waste of time or money?

In this week’s episode I break free of a few of my self-imposed restraints so that I can freely share and celebrate my creativity.

I never really appreciated how much courage it can take to be a creative.



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Ep026: Books Contain the Answers You Need

Anyone who has known me for long, knows I enjoy reading. I enjoy fiction for relaxation and non-fiction for self and business development.

Books were a key part of my relationship with my kids when they were little. They became more important as my children grew into teenagers. I loved seeing my children read and would frequently ask if I could read their books when they were finished.

This accomplished a few things:

  1. It showed them that I was interested in what they were interested in. We’d have great discussions after I finished reading their books.
  2. It taught them both the importance of not spoiling books (or movies) for someone who hasn’t read/seen them yet. 🙂
  3. It opened my eyes to genres and authors that I probably would not have explored on my own.

BOOKS. ARE. AMAZING!



I’d love to know what you are reading these days. Please share your titles and authors in the comments below.
 

Ep022: Words Used to Describe Yourself

Quick. Give me three words to describe yourself.

No, don’t think about it too much. Just tell me what words pop into your head.

Got them? Three words? Good.

Now take a little time to think about them. Think about why they are your first thoughts. Then dig a little deeper to come up with a dozen or more other words to describe you.

In this week’s episode, I share some thoughts on the words we use to describe ourselves and how limiting they can be. I also offer a few tips on how to expand our vocabulary when it comes to choosing those adjectives and nouns that convey to the ourselves (and the world) who we are and what we have to offer.



Show Notes:

The 5-Day “Reclaim Your Time” Challenge – a free audio challenge to help you identify the routines and patterns in your day that are taking up precious time and keeping you from achieving your dreams. Fill in the boxes below to get started.


You might also benefit from my Start Today and Continue Tomorrow Facebook group. It’s a place for goal-getters to receive support and encouragement when life gets in the way of achieving our greatest dreams. I’d love to have you join us!


Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now by Jayne Williams and Tim Anderson


I would love to know what three words you’d use to describe yourself. Share them in the comments below. What other words did you come up with?