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Christ-Centered Mindset │ Personal and Professional Success

Attard Coaching and Consulting - Christ-Centered Mindset │ Personal and Professional Success

Activate Your Dream

Hello and happy Sunday to you! As you embark on a new week, I hope that you are healthy and happy! This past weekend I created several short videos in response to emails, posts, and questions presented by many of you. Each video is under 2-minutes including the intro and conclusion and they are designed to give you small action items that you can implement instantly. This first video is about activating your dreams. I hope that it inspires you to reengage with your dreams and take action towards making them a reality. Don’t just dream – TAKE ACTION!

Activate Your Dream

 

Here is the normal process I use when reengaging my dreams:

  1. I guard my dreams and watch out for the dream slayers. I’m sure you are familiar with dream slayers in your life as well. They are the ones who are full of negativity and who are quick to share with you the many reasons why your dream will not come to past.
  2. I feed my dreams by speaking faith-filled promises found in the Word of God.
  3. I pray about the direction I should take concerning my dream.
  4. I resist the urge to limit my dreams to my abilities, knowledge, and wisdom.
  5. I commit to accomplishing my dream no matter what obstacles I encounter. 

Excerpt from Chapter 7 titled “Dream Big for God” taken from my book, Trinity of Coaching: God, You, and Your Life Coach.

 

 

Activate Your Dream

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.

Jack Canfield

 

 

Activate Your Dream

The Sweet Pucker Power Secrets of Lemon Balm

The Sweet Pucker Power Secrets of Lemon Balm

A couple of years ago, while having lunch with a friend at her home we meandered through her garden where she introduced me to the lemon balm plant. It’s from the mint family with a mild lemon aroma and flavor, which I found refreshing, crushed and added to a beverage over ice. My decision to plant some of these fragrant plants led me to research other uses for the plant. I was so happy with what I found that I decided to share some of my special finds with you.

The first two resources are The Nerdy Farm Wife that includes great DIY projects and a short tutorial video by Learn to Grow which  will be very helpful if you too get the urge to plant your own lemon balm plant. The third website, She Wears Many Hats has a great recipe for a tasty lemon balm spritzer. If you are concerned about the medical aspects of the plant, you can visit WebMD  and more importantly, be sure to check with your doctor to determine if this plant is okay to incorporate into your diet.

 

 

Lemon Balm A Great Addition to Your Garden

The Nerdy Farm Wife

Happy Resurrection Day

 Happy Resurrection Day

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

  1 Corinthians 15:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

Happy Resurrection Day

 

 

Transition into decision mode with ease and optimism

Transition into decision

mode with ease and optimism

Regardless of where you find yourself in life, you will encounter opportunities to make decisions. Most of life’s decisions are easy and require little or no thought while other decisions are challenging and daunting requiring more time and consideration. When this happens, what do you do? Do you run in fear or remain paralyzed in uncertainty? Perhaps, but what if you could process the information in a positive light and move forward with confidence? Well the great news is that you can and I am going to share some guidelines below to help you transition into decision mode with ease and optimism.

DEFINE: The first step is to explore all aspects of the decision you are considering. Give voice to your internal questions, seek out answers, and take the time to write down as many details as you can regarding the decision before you. As you write down your thoughts, consider your emotions and physical response. If you begin to identify any negative emotions developing, it is okay to acknowledge them but make every effort to detach yourself from those emotions so that you can remain balanced and think clearly about the matter.

VISUALIZE: Next, recall a time when you were successful in a similar situation, recreate a mental snap shot of that moment, and again consider your emotions and physical responses. How did you feel? Take note of the environment around you and embrace your internal confidence as it begins to rise up inside of you. Lock in every positive sentiment and detail that you can remember about that moment in time. Now, while you are in that positive mental state, reflect back to the decision at hand, and begin to consider the resources you will require, the people you will need to incorporate into your decision and how your decision will affect your future.

TAKE ACTION: After you fully explore all aspects of your pending decision, you will find yourself in a better position to make your decision with confidence. If you start to feel uncertain and begin to doubt yourself, take a few minutes to reflect back on the mental snap shot of your past successes. Do not be intimidated by the “what-ifs” you might encounter. Trust that you have done your research, evaluated all options and that you are fully prepared to handle whatever situation might arise. You can transition into decision mode with ease and optimism

 Transition into decision mode with ease and optimism

Transition into decision mode with ease and optimism

Evolution with Charmaine

Evolution with Charmaine

 

Last week I had a fabulous discussion with radio host, life coach and motivational speaker Charmaine. If you missed  my interview on Evolution with Charmaine on His Heart Network, LLC   you can listen to the replay by clicking on the picture below.

Charmaine’s life’s mission is to help individuals reach their full potential. As Blog Talk Radio Host of the show “Evolution” her focus is to help people Evolve: Spiritually, Mentally, Emotionally, Financially and Physically.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Counseling Services from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.

 I believe that with GOD, the right people in your life, and a genuine support system anyone can change.  - Charmaine Braziel-Brent

 

Evolution with Charmaine March 29

Speak Life!

Affirmations are statements going beyond the reality of the present into the creation of the future through the words you use in the now.

- Louise L. Hay

 Speak Life!

Positive affirmations are declarations that when used correctly and accompanied with corresponding action can provide you with emotional support and encouragement. Affirmations can also motivate you to move towards your goals and help you to respond better to setbacks and overcome obstacles. Declarations may regulate stress levels, decrease negative thoughts, and help you to remain positive and focused.

You can create and use targeted affirmations for a variety of areas of your life. For example, when writing my book, Trinity of Coaching God, You, and Your Life Coach, I created affirmations specific to the creation of my book and the desired results regarding the book’s completion and future success.

Many of my affirmations are based on biblical scriptures, which help to increase my faith in God and His ability to help me accomplish all that He created me to achieve. I truly believe that our words shape and create the world we live in and the life we experience. Below are some suggestions on how create your own positive affirmations.

 

  1. Make your affirmations personal – When creating your affirmations use the words, “I, “and “me.” Remember, the focus of your affirmation is on you and your desires. Avoid creating affirmations based on goals attained by someone else. Keep the focus on you and what you are able to achieve in Christ!
  2. Make your affirmations positive – Avoid using negative words and emotions. Instead, use words that are positive and produce a positive image in your subconscious.
  3. Focus on the present – Customize statements that begin with “I am” or “I will.”
  4. Be specific. Understand that general and vague affirmations will not deliver the results you desire.
  5. Keep your affirmations realistic – Your affirmation should be attainable and practical.
  6. Be consistent – Make a habit of talking to yourself daily.
  7. Say your personal affirmations aloud and in front of a mirror – You are the most influential person in your life. Speak life!

Speak Life

 

The Power of Your Thoughts

 

Trinity of Coaching

God, You, and Your Life Coach 

Excerpt from Chapter 12

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The Power of Your Thoughts

Your thoughts have tremendous power. They frame your words and actions and, thereby, create the life you live. The life you are experiencing today is a result of positive and negative thoughts. Negative thoughts not confronted and dealt with will create frustration and disappointment.
Thankfully, there is good news! You have the power to implement changes in your thought life that will bring about positive transformation.You do not have to continue on your current path of unfulfilled goals and buried dreams. God is ready and willing to help you be an agent for the change you want to experience in your life.

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Check out this great video by Mary Jo Rapini, LPC on how to deal with negativity. Enjoy and be blessed!