Mindsets around Abundance

I found it very fitting that my box from Passion and Growth this month was based on Abundance. Abundance has always been something that I feel like most people strive for. They want to make enough money to take care of themselves and their children one day. Have something to retire one and finally enjoy their life.

There is a trick to abundance though, although I could be wrong, but I believe it revolves around mindset too. For the past, 15 years or so, I have worked two jobs. There was a lapse for a couple of months here and there, but for the most part, since my adult working career, it has been two jobs. Yet, no matter how much I worked, I wasn’t getting ahead. I made bad financial decisions, spent money I didn’t have, and the whole time kept wondering when I was going to catch a break.

Here is the funny thing, when you keep talking about how “stuck” you are, that is exactly where you are going to stay. While doing some major work on myself this last year, gratitude often came into the picture. Instead of being upset with where I was in life, I needed to look back to see how far I have come. Instead of wondering, when I was going to catch my break, or get my own place, or pay off those credit cards, I switched my mindset.

I started thinking about how grateful I am to have a place to stay, how, I may not be debt free but I sure did get that card paid off. Being grateful for the 26 cents raises and the quarterly bonuses. Being extra grateful for the online boutique orders that started coming in again. It is all about switching your mindset.

Nothing is ever going to be perfect and I am sure we will always want more, most humans do. Just be sure to take a moment and realize how much you already have.

Positive thoughts around money turn into money flowing to you. I can’t wait to read this months book, and I will be sure to share all the deets.

Share some love, we could all use a little more love.

Knowing Your Worth and Capabilities

Have you ever had that experience where something shifted for you, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is? Where you have more pep in your step, feel more capable, have more confidence and are mentally stronger? These past few weeks, I have been in this transition and feeling all the things and it finally hit me.

I know My Worth.

For so long, I have always felt I can do better, be better, needed someone to stand with me, that I was not capable of doing it on my own. Friday, it finally hit me. After geeking out all day on some marketing analytics (I am such a nerd), I started working on my CV, a Curriculum Vitae, an extended resume where you put all your academic and professional achievements. I started listing every single thing that I have done the last few years. Every project that my hands played a part in, and before I knew it, I was up to 14 pages and I still had more to go. At that moment I realized, wow you are pretty freaking awesome. I realized that everything I had done, I figured out on my own, from videography, to podcasts, to blogs, to presentations and social media, I learned along the way. Now, this is not a blog about me tooting my own horn but about recognizing your worth and capabilities.

I challenge each and every one of you, take out a piece of paper and write down everything you have accomplished. I think this is especially important for women. We do not give ourselves the credit we deserve for the things we have done. Write it out, take a step back and truly look at what you have done. Then pat yourself on the back and realize how amazing you are. Realize the capabilities you have and the hard work it took to get where you are today.

The shift in myself has been eye opening. No longer do I feel that I “need” someone else to make my life whole. No longer am I questioning what I bring to the table. No longer does doubt fill my thoughts. Are there insecurities still about doing the next big thing? Of course, but all I have to do is look back at what I have done and know that I can accomplish the next big thing. Is it scary? Does it make me uncomfortable? Definitely. But that is what it takes to get out of the comfort zone and accomplish the next big thing.

Take a moment to stop and pat yourselves on the back for all that you have overcome and achieved. You deserve it. Take the compliments people give you and fully believe what they are saying. Words have power, make sure the words you speak to yourself are full of positivity. You got this!

As always, share some love, we could all use a little more love.

Passion & Growth

At the end of 2022, I was looking for something to add to my self-care package. I love journaling and that practice has stayed with me, but I wanted something more. I am an avid book reader, so I was already hooked on the Book of the Month Club. By the way, this has been a great opportunity for me to read other genres and learn about some great authors that I would not have read before. If you like to read, I suggest checking it out.

I was putting some thought into what I could do when I came across this Passion & Growth post on Facebook. It immediately caught my attention. As I went to do some more research on it, I saw that it was a subscription box, which I like these concepts. It seemed like this box would be right up my alley. Promoting small businesses, encouragement, growth, passion, everything that I shoot for. It took me a few months, but I finally pulled the trigger, and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision.

I think the thing that I like most about this subscription is that it is a new present every month. I am treating myself to something, and I have no idea what it is, but I know that it is going to be great and right up my alley.

I know that I will most likely be getting a book, which I absolutely love. Avid reader remember. I have gotten journals and sticky notes. I have received lavender in a rolling stick to help you sleep, which at times I need! A protein bar that tasted exactly like a cinnamon roll, and I mean exactly like it.

Seriously, there is something special in each box that touches my soul and I am not just talking about the books! There is nothing better than receiving a package in the mail that you know is going to lift your spirits and you are excited to open! If you are interested in learning more about Passion & Growth, check it out here!

If you are on a journey, find something that helps you along the way, find something that brings you joy, passion, and make sure you keep it around.

As always share some love, we could all use a little more love.