Books

The Myth of the Nice Girl

I have downloaded the audible version, the Kindle version, and today I ordered a hard copy.

So many great topics ranging from effective communication and leadership skills, to negotiation tactics, to networking strategies.  I really like the fact that Fran provides effective examples to apply these skills immediately. This is what has led to me purchasing the hard copy so that I can highlight and bookmark some of my favorites and start sharing them.  I think these skills can be applied to both women and men alike and I encourage anyone to take a read (or listen)!

Business

Vision Boards – Turning Visions Into Reality

Let me preface this by saying that I have a VERY short attention span.  In fact, my attention span is SO short that on a DAILY basis I find myself walking into the pantry and standing there for a few seconds trying to figure out why I’m there before realizing with great embarrassment for myself that where I actually wanted to be was the PANTRY to grab cereal for the kid’s breakfast! Oh, COME ON!

Why am I sharing this with you?

I’m sharing this with you because in today’s day and age, it’s easy to get distracted.  There are so many things to be reaching for and thinking about at any given moment.  From what books to read for leisure, what book to read for career growth, what new show to watch, what school to send the kids to, what types of foods I should be eating and feeding my children, what I want my house to look like, where to invest my money, what’s going to make my skin smooth, what’s the best workout for me to stay fit, to….AHHHHH….

You get the picture.

So many choices.  So many options.  The sky’s the limit!  Yet, how do we narrow things down?  How do we stay focused?

Focus is something I struggle with.  Daily and sometimes hourly I lose my train of thought and find myself completely distracted with noise coming in from both the outside world as well as my own limitless ideas of what I should be doing.  So, how do I combat the constant distractions that rip through my thoughts on a regular basis?

Aside from making lists and outlining my goals, I stay on track with a Vision Board.  A vision board, or “focus board” is the spot that I display visual representations and reminders of what I am trying to achieve.

Depending on what is going on in a given year, I try to have 1 very long term dream or goal, 1 semi- achievable goal that can be accomplished within a year, and then some fitness, health and/or spiritual goals. For me these are visual reminders of who I want to be, who I want to become and most of all inspiration.  Now, keep in mind, what inspires me may not inspire you.  What motivates me may not motivate you.  I’ve seen all types of vision boards from all kinds of people. To get you started, here are some ideas:

  • Inspirational quotes or affirmations – print them, cut them, write them, paint them and post them on your vision board.
  • Vacation homes or travel destination pictures
  • Magazine articles, clippings, pictures – things that you pull inspiration from
  • Pictures of role models or people you may aspire to be
  • A home or business you may be saving to buy
  • An award you are working to achieve

If you want to increase your success rate, consider throwing a vision board party with some friends.  Get together one evening or afternoon.  Share your goals and spend the time getting your vision boards up and running for the first time.

Check out our recent podcast to hear more about our vision boards and why we like them so much!

Books Beauty and Business, Podcasts

Episode 2: Goals and Motivation

 

Books

Rules Rules Rules – The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule is a great story, easy to read or listen to on Audible. The audible is read by Mel Robbins herself and she did a great job. Sometimes just the voice of the reader can make a good book bad. Mel tells about the science behind this advice. The 5 Second Rule opens your mind to a view voice.  I’ve talked about this rule a lot. The rule that in 5 seconds you can talk yourself out of just about anything, is very real.  In my younger life I read about ways to overcome procrastination, you need to listen to yourself when those random thoughts come into your mind. Like call Mom, call “enter friends name”, I should really do some laundry, I need to get gas today before my meeting in the morning….ect. . When you think that, DO it. Right then, right there. This is the same concept as the 5 second rule.  Mel Robbins takes this to the next level and explains how one 5 second decision will change your life. There are real life stories of people overcoming the 5 second rule and having the courage to take action.

Find on Amazon. link here 

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Gibbons

Beauty and Health

Hey Girl Hey – Beauty Tips

scentbirdHere are the beauty tips we talked about in the wrap up video. Hope you enjoy.

Scentbird: Date perfumes before marrying them.                                                                     Use this link for a fee fragrance.  MyScentBird We hope you enjoy!

 

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Native: Take Care of Your Body. It’s the Only Place You Have to Live. Aluminum Free Deodorant. It works and smells amazing.

Beauty and Health

Beauty and Health

This is where we will share our favorite beauty secrets and health tips. Not that we are obsessed about either but hey we all want to look amazing! There is no incentive in promoting these products. We just want to share our favs!!!

We talked about a couple things last time we met. Here are the links to find out more.

Collagen Peptides & Bone Broth – We add this to our coffee each morning! Collagen peptides and bone broth are fantastic for bodies young and old. They have anti aging effects, enhance beautiful skin and hair, can help bolster your immune system and promote healthy digestion. They’re vital to bone, muscle, tendon and ligament health too. At Warrior Strong Wellness we believe in giving our customer’s a potent formula made in the USA from premium grass fed beef sources.

Fun Fit Fab Box As a FabFitFun Member, you’ll get a box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, hand-picked by the FabFitFun team, delivered once per season. Four times a year, you will be sent a seasonal box! Each box is limited edition and contains $200+ in retail value. Boxes are shipped in March, June, September, and December.  Use link above for a discount on first box.