Five Steps to Living Your BEST Life

 If you had the ultimate choice on making a decision for yourself and what you truly want in life what would it be?

Who would be in it?

What would you keep?

What would you change? Would you change anything?

Do you have goals, ambitions; a thought of the best place to live out your days? What would you do to fulfill those days?

Here are some simple guidelines to start living your best life.

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  1. The first is to ALWAYS chose YOU.  See yourself in your true light and love what you see in the mirror everyday.
  2. Be a servant of love. God created you in your authentic self, to be a servant to spread love in the world.  Use your gifts.
  3. KEEP your GRATITUDE, YOUR FAITH, YOUR ABUNDANCE and journal daily on it.
  4. Be a teacher of love. When you chose this; love will follow you. Replace the thoughts of negative behavior in your mind, chose again and replace it with positive affirmations.
  5. Let go of your fears and ego and be still in your day. Set aside 5 or 10 minutes to sit in silence; to meditate or just be still.  You will be surprised at how this can greatly affect your thoughts and how you feel in your day.

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Please share your answers, your thoughts or questions with me and always Make YOU #1.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

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How to find the Positive out of a Bad Day

We all have them right?  Those days that start off without a restful sleep. You toss and turn and your brain WILL NOT SHUT OFF!  You look at the clock and watch the time roll from 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 (OMG will I ever fall asleep).  You finally are able to shut your brain down around 4:30 and the alarm goes off at 6 am.  UGH UGH UGH!!!

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From this point on you have set the path for your day, wanting to pull the covers over your head and lose yourself in the sleepy slumber you missed the night before. You begin your day planning for the worst possible outcome. A sluggish day, non production and anxiety; where fear and ego take over and nothing seems to go your way because you have allowed yourself to cultivate the worst picture in your mind. Instead of this picture what would you envision as a perfect day?

So yesterday was one of those days for me.  I have had so many different ideas and projects going in my mind that it was hard for me to shut them off.  I continually analyze and over analyze each scenario. I make notes and more notes and spin and spin and spin.  Anyone else do that?  I went to bed feeling ready for sleep and then I woke up around 12:30 to start the whole process of what if’s, trying desperately to go to sleep.  I turned on my meditation app which usually helps.  I did fall asleep for a 1/2 hour but woke again in the tornado of my mind circling around and around a mix of explanations, advantages, disadvantages.  Well you get the picture; a train wreck! This led to a less than productive day filled with anxiety, depression, fears and just a blah day of self doubt and frustrations.  So I told myself “its ok” chalk this off as a day to just re-group and reflect.  So I stopped all my projects for the day.  I read a book.  I took a walk. I watched some programs on Netflix.  I turned off my brain for the day. I went to bed thanking God for allowing this day, knowing I could reflect on it tomorrow and see what the message truly was for me with a clear mind.

I woke up this morning determined to get myself out of my funk and be productive, to see why I had the day I did as they are all lessons to learn if we open up to receive them.  I went to the gym because exercise helps to clear your mind. There I envisioned what a good day looks like , a balance of organization to achieve my goals.

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Once you can see past the issue and understand why your day unfolded as it did, to  receive the resolution, then it all becomes clear. There is a reason for everything that happens in our lives.  There are many different paths to take. If we slow down and breath we can see the possibilities. We can reach the highest good for ourselves, but we have to listen and let go of our ego based fears and adjust because it is life. We have one to live so lets make it GREAT!

So when you find yourself in those sleepless nights that make for a not so productive day know this:  We all have them. Every successful person has good and bad days.  The difference is you can either focus on the bad day or listen and learn from your inner thoughts; to see why or what triggered those thoughts. To do whatever you need to to re-ground yourself, to re-center your mind to trust in yourself, but to also trust in the universe and God; whoever your higher power. They have your back.  You just need to ask, your never alone.  Let yourself off the hook to ask for help to reach your goals.  Choose again, infinite possibilities await you, change your thought.  Wishing you slumber and infinite possibilities.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Starting a Business

I was struggling for a long time, trying to find the right business, my passion.  What do I do?  What do I love? How can I achieve it? I have been motivated by B-School (which is kicking my ass) and I am loving every minute of it. @MarieForleo @B-School.  I received this email the other day from @selenasoo who I follow and am going to re-post it because it hit home for me and hope it will for you.  Your hopes and dreams can be attainable.   www.selenasoo.com

You Don’t Need More Experience — You Need More Courage

One of my friends recently shared with me, “I have a dream of starting my own business, but I’m not sure if I’m ready yet. Maybe I should wait. Maybe I need more experience.” She was shocked when I told her, “You don’t need more experience. You’re ready now. What you need is more courage.”

The Myth of Experience

People often think that the more experience you have, the better you’ll be at something. I’ve found that this is only sometimes true.

In all industries (let’s say marketing, for example) you can easily find people with 20 or more years of experience. But does that really matter? What if they have two decades of experience but only one year of learning?

Many people go through their careers (and lives) doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way. The people who get ahead are those who innovate and blaze new trails, not the ones who repeat old ways of doing things. The people who get ahead welcome new ideas. They listen, they adapt and they are constantly learning and challenging themselves.

Get Started Now

Whatever your dream is — get started now. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Don’t wait for more experience before taking the next step. If you wait until you feel comfortable, then it’s already too late.

Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg said to himself, “I don’t have enough experience to build a company like Facebook. I’m still a college student! Let me wait a few years. I should get some experience at Google or Microsoft first. Maybe then I’ll have the skills to go out on my own.”

If you read the stories of entrepreneurs, such as Sir Richard Branson or Sara Blakely, who have built billion-dollar businesses, you’ll find that most of them had very little experience (or sometimes no experience) when they launched their ventures. That’s because experience is only a small part of the equation.

Yes, today we admire their knowledge and business know-how. But how did they get there? They got experience by getting started.

Courage Matters Most

Anything is possible. But you must believe in yourself before others can believe in you.

You must be willing to get in the game, to make mistakes, to learn from them and then to move on, wiser and stronger.

As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Failure Is a Step Toward Success

In an interview with GigaOm, entrepreneur and startup mentor Steve Blank said, “Do you know what we call a failed entrepreneur in Silicon Valley? Experienced.”

You cannot have success without failure. The two are inextricably linked.

So if you’re afraid to act because you might make a mistake, stop and think again. Roadblocks and setbacks provide us with the information we need to grow, change and make a move in the right direction.

That’s why we should be thanking our failure.

After all, it’s through our failures that we gain experience. So move forward with courage and know that you are headed in the direction of success.

 

Love and light,

Jeanineonthescene

Profit Picture

Today’s B school was focused on looking at your profit picture.  What is the best business model for your unique gifts and which product or service will be the most profitable for your business plan. Build a business based around your strengths and passions; and pass your values onto your customers. What product are you selling? Or What are customers looking for in a product you want to sell? Is there something about a product or service you have looked into and think you could make it better or that if you changed it, it would be a better product or service?  Use your creative brain power.  Refine your business model and look at what is working, making you money and bringing you joy and eliminate or modify what isn’t working.  Make projections to meet your revenue goals. Listen to your intuition.

Here are some questions that may help you to get to the core of your perfect business.  How do I help others?  How do I love to spend my time? What comes naturally that doesn’t feel like work?  Write down 10 things that come to mind then go through them and come up with a business plan based on what sticks out for you.  Find keys points and build on that.

Part two and three were on money tracking and your profit picture to fine tune which products or service are making your company money and the ones that are not. For those not working, it may be time to re-define them or get rid of them and replace it with something else.  Or maybe just focus on whats working without trying to add too much at once.

Finally what long term strategy can you put into place to make sure you are running the right business for you.  Well once again my eyes are open as I ask myself these key questions and look at what truly matters to me. How I can make the world a better place for myself, the environment and the world?  I wish you success in whatever you love doing because when you love what you are doing, its not really a job.  Just do it!

Love and light,

JeanineontheScene

Clarity = Power

I officially started B school on 3/5/18.  The first lesson was a 23 minute video followed by questions to spur on your thoughts about what business or goal you want to start or reach and/or how to make your business more successful.  It all starts with a strong foundation.  But to get that strong foundation you have to dive into what you want and why you want it. Be crystal clear in order to reach your goals. Do not get distracted by others agendas.  What is the reason you want to create this business or goal? Do you want to be a “Force for Good” and create positive change for everyone around you and your employees?  What is your purpose, who are the people you want to reach, what product or service are you selling?  I journaled over 8 pages following this exercise to answer all these pertinent questions. It has taken me two days to digest it all and I am still a work in progress. These questions make you think not only what you are trying to achieve but looking in the mirror at yourself to find out what you really stand for.  I am getting clearer vision as I take each step. In the past I ran two successful businesses; a livestock company and a Gourmet Food Store.  I know my passion is in Food, but I also have found other passions that I want to integrate in this new business venture.  The goal with these questions is to fine tune yourself and focus on one goal at a time.  You see in the past,  I was the juggler, multi-tasking through so many hats.  I had a husband and three children to manage, a household to manage, the laundry, the yard, the car pool, the list goes on and on while managing the books for both businesses and running the store full time.  Are you exhausted and burnt out yet? Well I was.  Not at first but when you continue to pile more on your plate you only put half or less than half an effort in any one task; your constantly spinning and moving from one pile to the next.  So here I am to swipe the slate clean and start fresh and new with energy and passion for who I am and what I stand for.  To Be Continued…….

CLARITY = POWER

Just say NO to good ideas, say NO to great ideas. Keep the amount of things you focus on very small. Put enormous energy behind the one Grand Thing you CHOOSE.

Energy flows where the focus goes.  

Love and Light,

JeanineontheScene