22 December 2015

Entrepreneurs: Give your Family some #HolidayLove

They met in high school and got married after they graduated from university. Their first child was born the following year. Amanda decided to stay home and Cyril got a full time job making very good money.

Four years into their marriage, Cyril lost his job. After an exhaustive job search, they agreed that going into business was probably a good idea. Moving out of the province didn't appeal to them. They love the lifestyle here at home.

Cyril quickly learned that an entrepreneur's life has its highs and lows. When things are good, they're great, and then there are the dry spells. This year has been a tough one. Tough business years make it more important that he spend time away from home out networking. He has 7 Christmas events in December alone. He generally enjoys them, but he feels guilty spending time away from the family. Amanda sees all the posts on Facebook where he's really enjoying himself.

While Cyril looks forward to the peace that a holiday break will bring, Amanda has the 'Friday night blues'. She's looking forward to spending time visiting friends and family, and socialising with her husband.

See the challenge?

Meet Harold. After 30+ years in business, Harold has seen it all. The lifestyle has taken a toll on Harold - single now, he accepts responsibility for that. Recently he shared this nugget of wisdom. "Make family and friends a priority when you can. Don't spend so much time creating a life that you forget to live it."

Take time during the holidays to appreciate the folks who have your back. They make sacrifices, too.

During the holiday season, enjoy the peace, fun and love of family and friends. Wishing you much prosperity in 2016.

19 December 2015

3 Ways to Resist Overspending

Holy cow!!! That is the expression that folks have when they first start making the big bucks. Right on the heels of that remark is the urge to purchase the next new shiny object. It could be a bigger house or car. It could be the latest toy. That urge to rush out and spend is strong in folks who are new to making good money. Here are three tips that I find worked for me. 

1. Stop Self-Sabotaging. Running out and purchasing the latest model 4 wheeler or that 70,000.00 truck isn't going to get you where you need to be. It's actually going to take you away from your goal. Recognize the urge for the villain it is. I am, of course, assuming that you have goals.

2. Phone a Friend: Have an accountability partner. Give them a ring. Tell them what you're planning to do. If you find yourself not wanting to share - listen to your inner voice. Are you reluctant to tell because you know it's a bad choice?

3. Turn on the Delay Switch: That's right. The delay - the space between the emotional urge to spend and the decision to spend. Promise yourself you won't buy anything for 30 days after you get the means to do so. You may change your mind in that time period. 

You don't need to reinvent the wheel. You're not the first person to experience the joy and pain of the boom and bust. 

11 December 2015

Notes on Law of Attraction Trauma and Grief

What I know to be true is that the Laws of Attraction are solid. We really do have control over the life that we want.

The law has a flaw in that it assumes that we are all in the same place - we can just engage our positive thinking and move forward.

Not the case. For those of us who have had less than charmed lives, who have suffered layers of trauma, who have unprocessed grief, more is required.

I know it to be true - because it is my story. I couldn't engage the tenets of the law of attraction until I dealt with what had hold of me - unprocessed grief. This took a professional. No amount of wishful thinking or "a lie in transition to becoming a truth" could help me with that. I needed help from the pros and I go that help.

***Good News*** That help puts you right back in the game of life.

Upshot - get help if you need it. Don't miss out on a great life!!!!