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Getting In Tune With Your Calling

Ever take a minute to hear your own inner voice?

It’s similar to that one that you heard when you were a child. Sound familiar? You hear it from time to time if you pause long enough to listen. Your calling takes up residence inside of you.

It isn’t always easy to recognize either. That kid in you never leaves. You carry that inner child for life.

It is also the one that allowed you to imagine what you could be some day. That impossible dream that always seemed so far out of reach.

Do you remember yearning for it?

Now you’re older and have acquired more wisdom. Yet you are still on the edge of the pier with your toes dabbling in the water right? It is such a comfortable place to be in.

No worries here, nothing to be afraid of either. If you only put your toes in you don’t have to work hard. You get to continue to dream and imagine all of the “what if’s.”

Let’s not forget taking risks. Sitting on the edge of that beautiful pier overlooking the water is the safe zone. By staying here you partner up with procrastination.

So how do you get in tune with your calling?

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Deciding To Get Fit When You Are Busy

How do you squeeze in fitness when you have a busy life?

You know the drill you jump on the hamster wheel day in and day out. When could you possibly find room for fitness? If you are like some people by the end of the day all that you want to do is relax.

You have to decide if you will make time to get fit. Look for a time that you can work out whether it is in the morning or in the evening.

Determine if you are an early riser or if you would rather work out in the evenings. Personally I have always been a gal that prefers evening workouts. However, I started incorporating an early routine.

I have to admit it was tough to get up earlier than usual. I did it because I have always read it is important to have a morning routine. If that is the way successful people do it then I’m in.

Keep in mind to each their own. It’s whatever works out for you. Having a morning routine whether it is fitness, reading, meditating or whatever you choose to do regularly does increase your success level.

It adds to becoming disciplined daily. I know it has worked for me when I can wake up on my own without the alarm going off first. You are resetting your internal clock by the good habits that you implement.

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s really a matter of choosing to incorporate it into your life. There are so many choices out there when you are ready to get fit.

Are you a person that likes to work out solo or do you need the social piece of a gym?

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Conferences Provide Opportunity For Personal Development

Imagine getting to see a person of influence while pursuing your dreams in real life. Have you ever had that kind of experience? Attending the Next conference in Plano, Texas was the best investment that I’ve made this year.

Terri Savelle Foy was just as nice, funny and beautiful in person as she is on her television broadcast, YouTube channel and podcast.

I was introduced to her podcast when I first reignited my journey towards my dream in 2016. I immediately was drawn to her positivity and her motivational talks. Going after what you are meant to do is easier when you have a virtual mentor.

Conferences provide a chance to engage in personal development. You get to decide the kind of conference that best suits your needs.

How do you choose the conference that is right for you?

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Love Yourself First This Valentine’s Day

Ever feel lonely on Valentine’s Day?

I’m talking about whether you are single, in a relationship or if you are married. Sometimes these special occasions can make you feel sad versus happy. If you are in a loving relationship this does not apply to you.

Instead of wallowing in self-pity try loving yourself first. Yes, you heard me right I’m talking about you first. In order to be happier with any holiday that comes along its important to feel good about you.

When you are content with who you are in the present moment it allows you to look forward to holidays all the more. It’s not about the expectations that you have about the other person. Neither is it keeping score on what a person has done for you in the past.

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Hilton At Granite Park And Local Area Review

My recent trip to Dallas, Texas took me to the Next conference in Plano, Texas. I have wanted to see Terri Savelle Foy in person because she has been very inspirational to me with her podcasts and television broadcast this past year. You can find her at:

I decided to stay where the conference was being held and that was at the Hilton in Granite Park in Plano, Texas. My stay was made even better with all of the wonderful staff there. I don’t think I ran into one single unhappy person during my time there.

When I arrived at the Hilton I was able to use their valet service. When you are anxious to get settled into your room valet parking is a blessing. One of the amenities that I was more than willing to use. It saved me time in looking for a parking space.

What I liked about staying at the Hilton was that I didn’t need to venture far at all. Had I stayed longer I would have gone to the nearby IKEA store too.

What kind of amenities are a must have for you when you travel?

I always look for a place that has a nice restaurant on site and that offers lattes whenever possible. I am most definitely a coffee girl. It doesn’t matter if it is morning, noon or night. I mean doesn’t everybody need coffee?

This Hilton had a nice outdoor pool with a hot tub and a really nice fire pit outside that had seating all around it. It made it nice to be able to sit at different areas and everyone would get their time around the fire.

There were plenty of areas inside to work at and a bar to eat or have cocktails at. There was also access to a 24 hour fitness center. On my second morning there I made it to the gym by 5:00 am and was the only one there.

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Scheduling Me Time Essential For Your Well Being

Finding me time on your schedule doesn’t have to be hard. Over the years I have learned that it is absolutely okay to do you. Long ago I would have thought that going to get a massage was a selfish thing to get, but now I’m in a place where I understand it’s benefits more clearly.

It’s therapeutic to say the least. Go ahead and schedule that time. Now in order to get the time that you deserve there are things to consider.

Do you have any children?

If so then finding someone who can take care of them is the first thing that you should do. Unless your spouse is willing to take care of the children for you. Either way, if your children are little; secure a sitter. Once you get this task done you can go onto the next step.

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Take A Leap With Your Dream

Have you ever felt the pull of the tide in the ocean?

One minute you are floating in the water and the next you are further out than you anticipated. When you embark on your journey to achieve your dream it can take you to the next phase quickly. When it does will you be ready?

I’m talking about being prepared for the things that are being placed in front of you. Maybe you thought it would take longer to get to the next level. Planning for the things that you are expecting in the future will set you up for success.

It will also help if it doesn’t take you by surprise. When you are caught off guard it throws you off-balance. This can also complicate things on your end. If you are lucky enough to be seeing the success that comes with this movement than preparation is key.

Can you imagine what the scenario would be like if you didn’t plan for it?

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Your Goals Require Action

What inspires you with your goals?

There is always a lot of thought that goes into pursuing your goals. You have days where you may have countless energy to pursue them and other days when you don’t. Have you ever felt like you were part of the endless daily grind? You get up, get ready for work and then come home to care for loved ones. Only to do it all over again the next day.

This isn’t saying that a person isn’t grateful for having a daily job or going home to their responsibilities. However if you could stop for a minute and think about where you are now and where you could be; what would you choose?

Would you go after that lifelong dream or goal despite being busy with a daily routine? Or would you let the opportunity pass you by? The beauty of it is that you always have a choice. Being busy raising a family or working a full-time job will still be a big part of your day.

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Letting Go of Inhibitions Boosts Confidence

Ever read up on ways that you can enhance yourself?

Pick up any magazine and there will always be articles on things that can make you look better. Whether it is a hot new hair color, a sexy outfit or the latest beauty fad. Recently I was catching up on social media and noticed a picture of getting New Years Eve ready by getting a spray tan.

As a teen I grew up when tanning salons and laying outside in the sun were all the rage. I grew into becoming a woman and that all changed. Taking care of your skin became a priority.

Have you tried taking better care of your skin?

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The Year I Dusted Off My Dream

Do you know what it’s like to pick up your dream again?

I do. You see I started writing when I was a teenager. I would write poetry for myself. It was my way of getting away from the realities of life.

I must admit I would write when I was sad about something. People have their own way of venting and expressing themselves and for me it was through writing.

There was something about putting pen to paper and letting the words find each other artistically. I did it for years. It’s amazing the things that you can do when you simply begin.

I wrote for free for a few years until I landed a freelance job as a columnist for a newspaper in Ohio. I loved it and then got published in a couple of books.

Have you ever felt on top of the world?

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