Sarah Placencia

Coaching. Choreo. Coffee.

For the Ladies

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For the ladies...
πŸ’•You are beautiful, not just today but everyday. πŸ’•You do so much and probably have not gotten enough support to help encourage you to keep going it. But Keep going. πŸ’•You are strong in the inside and the outside. πŸ’•Be sure to focus on you at least for an hour everyday. Maybe it's quiet time in a book or it's's a workout or long walk. Just stop. Breathe and when you come back to the tasks you will have a more clear mind on how to accomplish them. πŸ’•You have everything it takes and you are worthy to be loved...especially love of yourself. πŸ’•Do not talk down or joke about or belittle your self worth. Your voice hears you and can hurt worse than you know. πŸ’•So today be reminded of your inner beauty. πŸ’•Accept kindness and love towards yourself. πŸ’•Be reminded that your life is full of adventure. Find your passion and learn something new. Be a beginner and never stop learning. πŸ’•know that failure is a part of this journey and never derails your success...failure LEADS you to success.πŸ’•And most of all, love who you are. Because there is no one else like you. I love you babeπŸ’•

Let's (Not) Get Small

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Never make yourself smaller for the "comfort" of others. 

When we dream big and talk about exciting goals....."Friends" might say ..."Good for you!" Then you are hustling to become who you were always meant to be .....when you hear...
"Why do you work so hard?"
"It doesn't seem to be working." 
"I think you are wasting your time." 

Do you really believe them?!!?! Listen to me Dreamer and Do-er...πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰DO NOT TAKE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T SUCCEED AT WHAT YOU ARE WORKING TOWARDS!πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ 
Oh snap....yes this is YOUR journey. No one else's. If you aren't encouraged by your friends then guess what!? Ya need better friends!!! If your friends make you feel small then just smile and say. "Thanks for the feedback!" Then IGNORE IT!!! Work hard for a better life for YOU...not them.

Go For It

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Saw this and had to share! Remember success doesn't happen over night. You have to trust the process and JUST because you might have failed in the past or quit more times than you started does NOT mean you can't be successful. Going forward.... instead of believing lies you have told yourself what if you said ALOUD and also wrote down NEW truths about yourself!?!? Facts that you REALLY TRULY WISHED YOU BELIEVED!?!?!?
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Fake it till you make it. That's what I had to tell myself. I had to drop the negative. Drop the drama. Drop the envy and jealousy. ALL THE CRAP THAT WAS HOLDING ME BACK!!!!!! So how bout it!?!?! Ya with me on this!?!?! Ya ready to Drop the baggage!?! Because I am.
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DROP THESE SAYINGS...RIGHT.FRICKING.NOW.
😑I will never be fit....so why even try?
😑I have no motivation and I never will.
😑I am around negative people all day.
😑I hate working out. It makes me tired. 
😑I hate eating healthy. Healthy food takes too long to prepare.
😑I don't like water. I need my sugary drinks.
😑Unhealthy habits are in my genes, so even if I try I know I will fail.
😑I judge others on how they look. Because I know they judge me. 
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Listen I know people think like this. I used to think like this. πŸ˜±πŸ˜­πŸ˜±
Why are we struggling with depression and obesity and health care is making a killing ....all while killing us from meds that "help" us!?!!?!?

Mindset y'all. MIND.FRICKIN.SET. Our body won't move to get healthier and we won't shop in the fresh food aisle if our brain tells us thise lies. So stop with the lies. There is success for ALL OF US and it happens everyday to those that KNOW where they will be in 10 years. 

Answer this question for yourself.... if what you did today - you did everyday for the next 10 years..... where will you be? Healthy? Or Broken?πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
That choice is yours everyday. No one to blame for your success or your failures. Just you. 

If you believe in a BETTER, HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER next 10 years then please comment below with at least one Truth that you will tell yourself EVERYDAY from here on out. Because you DO have what it takes. We ALL just need that reminder to GO FOR IT πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

One Positive Thought

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One Positive thought followed by taking action on that thought can change the outcome of your day in a very positive way. Start with something or someone you are thankful for. Show thankfulness by letting that person know how much you appreciate them or by counting your blessings and doing something good for someone else. Your day might change in a very positive way because even if something goes wrong you can remember how grateful you truly are. We either see life as blessing or a burden...and right now someone is praying for a life like yours. Never take it for granted. βœŒπŸ˜˜

All On You

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STOP
WAITING
ON
SOMEONE
ELSE
TO
FIX
YOUR
LIFE. 
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I loved hearing this quote from the audiobook I'm listening to. It's kinda an "OH SNAP" moment.πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
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I used to wait on people or circumstances or play the blame game and constantly throw excuses out there like "if only" or "maybe when I have time" or "I don't have the right support"....bla bla bla...
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True story. No one else besides me) can fix MY life and No one else(besides you) can fix YOUR life. Having a better life happens when no ones looking. It's the thoughts in your head when you say that "Enough is Enough! And I'm owning where I'm at & taking responsibility and I'm changing my future TODAY!!" 
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This is a daily decision made by YOU to show up and take action living your best life. Because who can be the MOST passionate about what YOU want for YOUR life?!!?! It's not a Teacher, a Coach or even your best friend. They can want it for you but the MOST passion and the MOST change will come from YOU. Truly, Who will care more about your dreams and goals?!!? That's all on you. So act like you care. Everyday darn day. βœŠβœŠβœŠ

Open Door, Open Heart

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I can appreciate a fellow lover of life who faces fears and believes in what they do can truly change this world for the better..... 
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So thank you, Daniel....a kid from Carmel Indiana who knocked on our door till we opened it tonight. Who asked if we believed in God and gave us a high five when we said we did. He recommended some books...I went with this with cookbook...that will most likely be gifted to my sister since I really don't follow rules well. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
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Before Daniel left he asked if he could pray for us. We said of course. Bless that kid for getting the courage to go out on his own, and facing fears of rejection because I'm sure that happens to him on the daily. 
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My skeptical judgy side kept trying to say....no, don't answer the door....no, don't hear what he has to say. And HECK no, don't pay him for something you probably aren't going to use....but instead I was also thinking.... "Aren't we ALL here to help one another!?!? To love one another!?!!? To see the best and not the worst in people...especially see and be MY best self!?!? What would the BEST version of myself do in this situation!?" ....
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Don't get me wrong ppl. I've definitely hid in the bathroom because I didn't want to talk to someone. But This extroverted introvert is changing her ways. So, thanks for the reminder Daniel... that people SHOULD open doors and open thier hearts. πŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’•

Hey Girl...

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Hey girl, hey.... 
I've been depressed and scared. I didn't get my license untill I was 18 only because my Grams took me. (Btw. Thanks Grams 😍) 
I didn't succeed in College and dropped out before I flunked out.
I was a nail biter for over 25 years and was so ashamed of my bleeding cuticles. πŸ˜«πŸ˜₯ 
I have a fear of divorce ever since my family fell apart at age 16.
I've had fear and anxiety and panic attacks and felt lost. Those are just a few "hopeless" times in my life but what I learned from those times....
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"I didn't die.....and I'm ok. And people aren't perfect. So Sarah, stop trying to judge yourself and others for not being perfect!!!!"
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I also learned that if I wanted a HopeFUL and purpose driven life then I needed to not only get back up, but I needed to over come FEAR and CHOOSE a better life. EVERYDAY. My past doesn't determine my future. EVER. My NOW determines my tomorrow. HOW FREEING IS THAT!?!? I will probably fail at quite a few things down the road but I KNOW that's just a part of my journey. In order to become stronger I must LEARN from my mistakes. I see myself and I love myself and every day I will decide to never let fear stop me again.
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So to my friend who is fearful. I see you. I know you. And I love you. You are and always will be enough. Stop judging yourself. You are beautifully and wonderfully made and I'm proud of who you are and I love you just the way you are. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Sunday Nights

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Are Sundays nights when you plan out your week too!?! I once heard "If you fail to plan, then you plan to Fail!!!" So Planning it is!!! πŸ˜‰βœŠ
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For accountability sake and so I don't go get ice cream.....I'm having my shake for dessert! I'll be honest..... This weekend was not my cleanest and I've been feeling it! Getting back on track with nutrition though! This week I'm planning it all out....(and yes. My schedule is a little different than most...I've always worked out better on a almost empty stomach. Just listen to your body to see what works for you too πŸ˜‰...
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9am wake
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10am coffee with half and half
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1PM workout
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2Pm superfoods vegan chocolate with frozen berries and almond butter
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6ishpm salad with homemade dressing
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8ish PM hello fresh dinner
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10pm BB choc cherry bar
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12or 1am bed
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Why Not Me?

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I remember thinking 4 years ago what my ideal schedule would look like. It included 15-20 classes a week to be able to make just enough money to live in our 1 bedroom apartment and to be able to travel back home and visit family 1x a year....But I wasnt fulfilled and I had put a ceiling to my success. I started to think.... "why make "just enough"!?!?"
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I saw online entrepreneurs who were crushing it (don't get me wrong, some were so annoying and spammy and that's why I didn't sign up right away)πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ But somewhere deep down I thought .."HOW were the SUCCESSFUL (and not spammy) ones doing it!?!? and WHY NOT ME!?!?!"
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I had hit a wall of overtraining and working wayyyyy too hard for "JUST ENOUGH". So I did it. I jumped in with both feet, joined a Virtual Fit Club as an "Intern Coach" and decided that if this was going to work I had to SHOW UP for it. I was teaching 15+ classes with 6 different formats so time was limited but I had a good enough reason for this. And that reason was ME. That reason was bringing home Eddie from work. That reason was freedom to CHOOSE to teach fitness classes and personal train......not "HAVING TOO" just to "make enough". That reason also included mentoring others who are just like me. Who are reaching burn out. Who need the help and guidance just like I did. 
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This business has forever changed my life. My family's life. And the lives of the many clients and fellow Coaches I've helped to become successful. I love what I do and I will be doing this forever. I ain't going anywhere πŸ˜‰ If you need help reach out to me. I can send you info on what this business is and see if your goals align with it. I'm here to help. Always. πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ #onlinecoach #zumbainstructor#poundinstructor #notamorningperson#busybuildingmydreams

Start Doing

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Most people will quit their goals and dreams before they even begin because being a PERFECTIONIST means you also are a QUEEN of PROCRASTINATION. oouuuccchhhh...hurt a little bit!?!?! Then I'm probably talking to YOU!!! (nothing but love, k!?) 

No, you don't have to be perfect to start...you just have to start! And your fear of SUCKING?!? Yeah, that's inevitable. Get over it. We ALL stuck. We are human. I haven't washed my hair in days. I'm over it.πŸ‘Έ And your fear of what others think!? UMMMMMMM People are too caught up worried about how they appear to others too.....so no. THEY DON'T CARE. πŸ˜

So DO IT already!!! No more PLANNING. No more Talking about it. No more meetings. If you think you need to "wait till you are ready"....then guess what!?!?! IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN FOR YOU. That's the truth. 

Ok y'all pep talk.....
πŸ’β€β™€οΈWaiting for a sign to get become healthier? Here it is!!
πŸ’β€β™€οΈWaiting for a sign to ask for that promotion at work. Here it is!!!
πŸ’β€β™€οΈWaiting for a sign to become an entrepreneur and partner with something you are passionate about. Here it is!!
πŸ’β€β™€οΈWaiting for someone to open that door for you!? βœ‹βœ‹βœ‹Get over derrrrn yourself and knock that door down YOURSELF you grown adult! 

Adulting wasn't meant to be EASY. It's meant to CONTINUE to grow you. There's no ceiling on what you CAN DO. What you do TODAY can help lead you down the path of AWESOME. So stop stopping. START DOING. βœŒπŸ˜‰ #onlinecoach #stopstopping#startdoing

Happy & Healthy

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I was going to say...."oh look, enough for lunch tomorrow." But nahhhhhh. I ate this whole plate.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'm gonna give it to ya real folks. Yes I eat pizza, burgers pasta...all the things those popular "diets" don't allow. I'm not about that. Thank you very much. But what I do instead has worked for me. I practice intermittent fasting(I've been doing it for 30 years, and plz don't think I jumped on the keto/Atkins bandwagon mmmmmmkaaayyyy?!πŸ€£πŸ˜‰) I just kept to something that works for me and hey if it helps you too then great. Here's what I do....

  • # 1 I don't eat breakfast. Instead its 2 cups of coffee with half and half
  • #2 around 2 I drink my superfoods smoothie that freaking changed my life..I've not had fruit loops since. No joke. I drink it almost ERRDAY and add my fruit and PB to it. (That's my big meal #1)
  • #3 I eat dinner around 8(that's my other big meal #2) its hello fresh or a big salad with enough protein to keep me full (or its pizza and salad πŸ˜‰βœŒ
  • #4 if I want a treat its usually my pb& choc bar around 11pm. 


That's it. No counting cals or cutting out whole food groups. This is just me trying to listen to my body and on the days I don't eat as well I feel like crap for a few days. So instead of 4 slices of pizza, it's a big salad and 2 slices of pizza. And if I want a burger AND the fries I skip the bread. 

😘Hope that helps y'all. Because healthy and happy SHOULD go together....just like fries and a burger πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Hot Mess

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I want to be real for a hot second. My life seems pretty great but in reality things are far from perfect. There are times in my life where I struggle with self doubt. There are times in my life where people hurt me. There are times when anxiety takes over.....And it sucks. It makes me question everything I've done and everything I am. But I'm coming to realize I can't be responsible for what anyone does. It does not reflect who I am.
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Listen, I know I'm not the only one who struggles with this so I just want to share that life is not about being perfect or having a perfect life... it's about taking a deep breath and CHOOSING to see the good in today and CHOOSING to love myslef no matter what crap is thrown in my face. 
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Now repeat after me...."I am good enough. I am worthy of love. I am beyond awesome and I am not going to let someone else's thoughts or actions determine my happiness and success".✌

Grateful

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Happy people are not happy because they have everything they want, instead they are happy because they are grateful fo what they already have.
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Sounds simple enough but we(me included) get caught up with times of comparison and the "if onlys" and that only steals our joy and helps us to forget about everything we already have. And the most important thing to be grateful for.....our own life. When we aren't grateful for who we are and discredit and knock down the reasons we arent already amazing it's like telling God..."ya know God, ya could have done better." 
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Time to stop the negative self talk and start with thankfulness and love towards OURSELF so that we can better love on OTHERS around us. Everything falls into place when we believe and act on the belief that we are thankful for our life. πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ§‘ Love and be loved today and everyday friends. Because YOU are enough. πŸ˜˜

Amazing

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πŸ’ŸBELIEVEπŸ’Ÿ you already have an amazing life and you are 99% of the way there. 
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Sure ....things might not go PERFECTLY as planned but that's when you tell "PLOT TWIST!" & go a new route and look at the CHALLENGE as a Place to grow to become the person who CAN overcome the HARD. 
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Whatever you are going through now is only a lesson that NEEDS to be learned. Never stop learning and growing and MOST OF ALL.... Never stop Loving who you are BECOMING. Because babe....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! AND SO IS YOUR LIFE!!!! πŸ˜πŸ’ŸπŸ˜

Friend Circle

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THESE 2 MAKE ME SO FREAKING HAPPY!!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜ 
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How Positive is your friend circle!?!!? Positivity spreads like wildfire when you search it out. But so does negativity. 
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If you search out the bad in situations then that's all you see and if you surround yourself around people like that then you will soon have that mindset too.....and it sucks. Sooooooooooo....Instead search out fellow GIVERS and LOVERS OF LIFE and trust me you won't be giving from an empty cup. It will be full and happy. And that's how life should be lived πŸ˜˜πŸ‘Œ

Coach Summit

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Business development at Coach SummitπŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“.....I might be in the back of the class(on the floor and confortable) but I'm proving to myself I can be here. And I deserve to be here. 

Most women won't have enough support and encouragement and the MOST important factor πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Enough BELIEF in themselves to also be here. Just know that I know the struggle and guess what?! It's worth it to own your own business and to build a tribe of people who also believe that they deserve better for themselves. So cheers to the people here. The Speakers and the Trainers and the Major influencers who stepped up to be here. I believe is ALL OF US. β˜•β˜•β˜•#coachsummit2018 #coachlife#bestlife

VFC

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It's funny to think that a once gym ONLY girl thought she could ONLY get in shape from fitness classes and equipment at the gym. πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰ #false 
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Don't get me wrong I still love teaching Pound and Zumba from time to time but I will always enjoy my gym time at home... I got my music. I can wear less clothes 🀣#lesslaundry ... And I don't worry about who left sweat on a gym machine or mat before I did.😱😱😱 Listen, People can bash home workouts all day but it's not untill they fully commit to a Virtual Fit Club where they see their OWN transformation and become a believer like I did. 
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Are you in a plateau!? Reach out to me sometime. I've got another VFC starting in July. πŸ’ͺ😘

What's Your Schedule?

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I once heard someone say...."Let me see your schedule and I will let you know how successful you will be in 5 years.
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OH SNAP!! πŸ™„πŸ˜ It was kinda a reality check because..... sure, I'm kinda busy but could I be more productive? YES. Could I be happier? YES. Could I be more successful? YES. Could I be healthier? YES...
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So how about YOU... Have you ever really looked at your schedule? Or does it just seem to fill up!? And you are just TRYING to get by? Well there are pockets of time but we all just decide in those moments that there are other things we should be doing....not to better ourselves but meaningless behaviors....scrolling social media perhaps? Or maybe binge watching a new show. Or agreeing to hang with a "friend" that continues to drain you? Or maybe just being so scatter brained that you just started 5 new tasks this week and get no where because you try to multi task...and that doesn't work.
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What to doπŸ‘‰ WRITE DOWN YOUR SCHEDULE . BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT IT REALLY IS. NO LIES. ...
Next write a NEW schedule. Your ideal schedule. What are the some of your 3-5 non-negotiables that really are important to you that you CAN'T miss each day? That you WANT to make a REAL priority from now on???
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To me, some of them are....
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πŸ‘‰My health
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πŸ‘‰Time with loved ones
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πŸ‘‰My Business
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πŸ‘‰Freedom/travel
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Now from YOUR list mark down the time you are taking each day for those areas of non-negotiables. How much time is there? Only YOU can answer that but if those non-negotaibales are a TRUE priority then you won't miss them. Otherwise they aren't.
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With that said. Where will you be in 5 years??? What does that look like for you???? Do you need to make some changes??? I know I do. Planning your future shouldn't wait another day. Make the desicion to show up and make it a great future friends πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ŒI'm here if you need help.

How to Spend Energy

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Happy Monday friends!!!!😍😘😍😘 How are you going to treat the rest of the day!? Energy will be spent either way sooooo... 
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Remember There are 2 options.
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Complain about people or circumstances and CONTINUE in this cycle that still gets you NO-WHERE...
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OR...
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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Take the time to find a better solution and take ACTION on it ASAP!!! 
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This was how I had to approach my situation when I was over training my body with too many fitness classes while I also being under paid and over worked. 
I loved what I did with helping people to live healthier lives but honestly I was drained and depressed. πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜ŸπŸ˜Ÿ So I looked at my options because I was sick of the excuses I gave myself for NOT being successful. I had to OWN IT and realize MY success is based on what I DO TODAY. 
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So 4 years ago I changed my situation by taking risks I was scared to take and I became open to new ideas and learning from the people I was inspired by, rather than continue to envy and resent them.
So I decided. I committed and now I'm happy and I'm free and I'm growing my success year after year. And AMEN I did!!!!!πŸ™β˜•πŸ’ͺπŸ˜˜πŸ‘™πŸ’₯
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If you also struggle, just know I'm here to help! You ARE enough and your Success is on the other side of FEAR. Face it. Crush it and OWN YOUR LIFE!!!!✊✊✊

Treat Yourself

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The way we treat ourselves is also the way we treat others. We must first confront ourself with some pretty tough questions before we can realize that it's not the ENVIRONMENT that must change for us to be successful but our actual SELF that needs to Change FIRST....so ask yourself ..
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πŸ€”Do you judge yourself based on looks? Well most likely you do that to others too.
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πŸ€”Do you recognize and are proud of your accomplishments?
If so you most likely recognize and congratulate others around for three accomplishments also.
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πŸ€”Do you point out your flaws and talk negatively about yourself? Then you most likely point out the flaws of others and think negatively about that person. You might even gossip about them.
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πŸ€”Do you think about dreams and goals and pursuing a happier life? Then you probably share those goals with others around you and have attracted people that also want that.
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πŸ€”Do you think everyone has an agenda and only care about themselves? Then you probably act that way to others and they feel that same way towards you. 
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Those are just a few examples but I know from experience that living in negativity and envy and self doubt will NEVER GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
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I know our environment plays a HUGE role in the choices we make and the attitude we have but that doesn't define who we are. We are defined by how we THINK (on our own) And how we repeatedly ACT on those thoughts (negative or positive). So CHOOSE to live happier, More grateful and a more purpose driven life. Because why the HECK NOT!!?!?? 
#choosehappy #spreadpositivity