It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone is talking about setting goals. I hate goals! They are the bane of my existence. Every January, I would think about what goals I wanted to reach and write them on paper along with a goal date. I would go the extra distance and post them around my house. And then life would happen and I wouldn’t reach my goals. I’d feel bad, wonder what was wrong with me and view goal setting as an empty exercise. But last year, something happened… I set some goals and reached them! I am so excited now and my goal setting model is changed forever! I’m assuming you feel the same way about goals or you wouldn’t be reading this post so I going to share with you my new Continue reading “I Hate Goals!”
I’m guilty. I’ve written post after post talking about the value of reading or listening to material that improves the way you think and act. An enlightened mind takes your thoughts and actions to new, higher levels of achievement. And I’ve spent my time doing exactly that.
But recently I had a revelation. Personal development encompasses more than the way you think. It also encompasses other areas of your life.
- Your Physical Being. Being healthy is vital. If you feel sluggish, you act sluggishly. You certainly don’t want to read or listen to anything. Be sure to incorporate exercise into your day. You can start small by just adding more walking more during your day. Invest in a good pedometer to count your steps. Exercise reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Watch what you eat. A steady diet of fast food, skipped breakfasts and snack food can lead to deficiencies in the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to function properly. Add more fruit, vegetables and water to your diet. You will feel great and have more energy!
Haven’t set goals for or decided what “one new thing” to do to improve your life in 2015 yet? No problem…it’s never too late. Listen to my latest episode of the Successful Growth Successful You Radio Show podcast as my guests share strategies for successful goal achievement.
I have not put up a post since February because of books, another author’s and mine. A couple of weeks ago, I finished editing an awesome book by Lanette R. Frazier. (@lanetterfrazier). Ms. Frazier is a dynamic woman who enjoys helping other people to reach phenomenal goals in their life. Her book, Standing Victoriously Over Your Storm, is about overcoming life’s challenges. Her testimonies, as well as the testimonies of other overcomers, will take your breath away and give you the strength to overcome also. Get your copy at www.lanetterfrazier.com.
As for my book, I have outlined the chapters, written the introduction and half of the chapters. (there are fourteen). Last week, I took my first step toward publishing. I released what I had written. Those pages, neatly doubled-spaced and on blue and white paper, are now in the hands of my editor!
I can’t wait to get her input. In the meantime, I write.
Welcome to my second guest blogger/interview. I first met Beverly Imes many years ago when we both attended Master Quest, a weekend course on personal development and effectiveness. Since then, Beverly has reinvented herself into a renowned personal development coach, has written a book, You Can Make A Difference and is currently editing a new e-book, Waiting with Expectancy. Without further ado, I present to you, Ms. Beverly Imes.
Miss Beverly Imes is a native of Harmony, North Carolina where she grew up always wanting to help others in need. Today she is doing just that directly and indirectly. Directly via classes, workshops, and one on ones with clients. Indirectly with friends and family… even in Sunday School class.
Miss Imes has a passion for helping people. She is committed to excellence and puts her all into her addresses and workshops. When you think of commitment, fire and results, you should think of this speaker. From start to finish Miss Imes has it all. She can truly enhance one’s quality of life when her awesome tools are applied. Her positive attitude makes her a joy to be around and listen to. What an inspiration she is to those who are willing to receive the gift she gives through her presentations.
She is the founder of Positive Impact is a leader in empowerment keynotes and workshops. Their mission is to assist individuals to become the ULTIMATE person they can be and to have a more prosperous lifestyle and relationships.
Methodology: through interactive learning experiences which focus on the individual first. Then learn more about those around them that they may appreciate what they have in common with others, respect the differences, and work together for a common goal in spite of it all.
Continuously enhancing the gifts God has given her in the public speaking and empowerment training arenas, Positive Impact was created with the vision of helping others discover the ultimate person they can be.
She is also the author of “You Can Make a Difference…because you ARE the difference.” This interactive publication takes an individual from where he or she is to where he or she wants to be accomplishing any goal set by way of inspiration and application.
Remember, “It’s not what you WANT. It’s what you DO.” It is time to take action.
Visit www.beverlyrimes.com for a life changing experience.
MJTM: The theme of my blog, My Journey to Me, is personal development and re-invention. I asked you to do this interview because you made a complete change, a re-invention, in your life. I want you to my readers with your experiences and perspective along the theme of my blog.
MJTM: Tell us about your formal education and professional career. Continue reading “Guest Interview: Beverly R. Imes”
It’s Monday morning. The alarm goes off, you jump out of bed and the race begins. You race through Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday doing job things and family things without looking up. Saturday and Sunday come and you race around doing chores and other weekend stuff without looking up. Monday morning comes, the alarm goes off, you jump out of bed and off you go. Week after week, month after month, year after year, without looking up. LOOK UP!
Now I know if you are an adult, you have bills to pay and responsibilities to handle, but life is not just about paying bills and handling responsibilities. I am not saying to forget them. What I am saying is life is a gift so, on purpose, look up and take in all you can.
A few years ago, I set a personal goal to do at least one new thing every year, some thing I had never done before. Continue reading “Look Up!”
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the GET MOTIVATED! business seminar held in my city. (www.getmotivated.com) If you have never attended one, you are missing something good! I had a wonderful day and learned a lot. I thought I would share my experience with you.
I found out about the seminar in an email from a friend inviting me to attend. Being the geek that I am, I went to the website to see what was what. According to the website, “the GET MOTIVATED Seminar is an action-packed, fun-filled, explosive, exciting, inspiring, skill-building business event that is world-famous for its mega-watt superstar speakers and spectacular stage production.” Okay. I clicked on the event for my city to see who would be speaking. Scheduled to speak were Rudy Guiliani, Gen. Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Dan Rather, Terry Bradshaw, Rick Belluzzo, Krish Dhanam and Zig Ziglar! Continue reading “GET MOTIVATED!”