This post is all about busting the myth that you need to be coordinated to a tee, and looking model perfect to be able to go to the gym to workout. I’ve spent more than 10 years working in gyms and that myth is absolutely not true.
Myth Buster #1
Going into a gym, you may look around and see picture perfect outfits. It’s curated tops, bottoms and shoes, where everything matches just like on Instagram. This is what you’re thinking that everyone needs to wear.
Myth? If you look model perfect, it doesn’t actually matter what you do in the gym. It just matters how you look. Your hair needs to be styled. Makeup done just so. And of course, a matching outfit. If you’re going to sweat, you need to have a light glisten all over your body.
Busted! This picture-perfect curated life is incredibly fake. If you need to be done up to feel comfortable with yourself, fill your boots. Otherwise, roll out of bed, throw your hair up in a messy bun and just...
This post is going to bust the myth that lifting weights is going to make you bulky. Many people think the only way to work out is to use light weights or do lots of cardio. I’m tired of seeing myths like this out there. There are so many women that think that they can only lift light weights or do exercises for their smaller stabilizer muscles. Then they wonder why they aren’t seeing results or losing weight.
That type of workout is filled with 1 pound dumbbell curls, elastic tubing and takes way too long to produce results, much less sweat. That’s not to say that those exercises don’t have a place. They are great for rehabilitation after an injury or to help strengthen stabilizer muscles. They are not as great for helping with weight loss or increasing muscle mass.
Working with a client the other day, I was reminded of how important it is to lift heavy weights to get real results. Especially for women, as we get older, and I mean beyond 20 or 25, we need to...
This month is all about fad busting and myth busting. We’re going to shut down some of those crazy ideas out there in terms of things that we think are good for us. Maybe they aren’t so good.
This blog post is all about green smoothies. Green smoothies are the latest fad or trend and they’ve been kicking around for a while now. We think that smoothies are really good for us, especially green smoothies. To start let’s look at how to make a delicious green smoothie with 13 simple ingredients and then let's talk about it.
**Disclaimer** Please read this post through before attempting to make this smoothie!
Start out with a blender with two cups of water, then add your desired ingredients. --For this smoothie I’m going to start with half an avocado.
-Add broccoli and kale for lots of green, lots of nutrients in both of them. You need to make sure that you have lots. I’ll also added frozen kale from my garden so it’s extra nutritious.
This post talks about four ways that you can “Marie-Kondo” your business. This month we’ve been focused on the theme of simplicity. We covered a few different topics, decision fatigue- all of the decisions that we need to make and how to cut some of those out of your day. We’ve touched on mega-batching- the idea of chunking activities together into focused blocks of time to be more productive. Then we talked about where to start, by doing your highest leverage activities first. That approach will give you the highest return on your bottom line.
This post will pull all of those concepts together and look at how you create space and openness for the ability to be more creative. If you’re on the hamster wheel and constantly moving, you don’t have the ability to have space to be creative. Or to come up with new ideas. Or to be productive. You think that you need to keep moving forward. What you really need is to slow down and to create space.
This blog post is about focusing on your highest leverage tasks first. It’s a concept that Michael Hyatt talks about and I can’t wait to dive in. This month we’ve been focusing on the idea of simplicity. We’ve covered the concept of decision fatigue- all of the decisions that we need to make. We’ve talked about mega-batching- the idea of chunking activities together to be more productive. Today we’re going to talk about where to start first.
Michael Hyatt is a productivity expert extraordinaire. He talks about doing what matters most, first. Think about what’s going to have the biggest impact on your bottom line. What activities, if you did those consistently, every day are going to drive results in your business? You probably already have a few ideas on what you need to do. There’s probably a few key areas that are going to jump out at you right away so that you can be really focused. If you do those things consistently, you should...
Welcome to this blog series on simplicity. Last week we talked about decision fatigue and all of the decisions that you have going on and the overwhelm that comes with it. This week we’re going to focus on mega-batching.
It’s a term that I learned about from Amy Porterfield about six months or a year ago. It’s the idea of taking activities and chunking them into bigger time blocks so that you can be more productive.
When I first heard about this concept, I was sceptical. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to apply the concept. I started to dive deeper and did my own research. I like to find out things for myself, rather than to depend on someone else’s opinion.
The idea of multitasking is a misnomer. We are falsely misled that we can do multiple things at the same time and be more productive. In some ways there are things that we can do at the same time. For example, we can go for a walk and listen to a podcast. Technically this is multitasking.
This blog is the start of a new series that’s all about simplicity. That’s cutting things down and making life easier. This post specifically is going to focus on decision fatigue. Next week we’re going to move into mega-batching and how to consolidate activities. The following week is about the highest leverage tasks that you can do- you’ll want to do these first thing. Then, we’ll wrap up the series with how to Marie Kondo your business in four easy steps.
Let’s dive into decision fatigue. If you haven’t heard of this concept before it’s the idea that you have so many things going on in a day that you get burned out. You get completely overwhelmed by all of the small decisions that you need to make in a day. I don’t know about you, but I know there’s always a ton of things going on in my day. Between my business and my personal life, I have a lot on the go. The buzz-word is to be “busy.” When you ask how...
This past month we’ve been exploring the theme of fulfillment. The first post explored how fulfillment can be rooted in the passion of running your business. The second post talked about ways to find a sense of purpose outside of your business. Part three identified key areas of your life that may bring you more fulfillment. And finally, part four (today) will talk about how to feel fulfilled by creating more space or openness in your day.
As technology advances, it seems that our lives are getting busier. We feel pressure to be constantly connected and available at all times. We have thousands of online “friends” yet few meaningful connections. That mindset makes it hard to truly shut off at the end of the workday, let alone feel fulfilled. The go-go-go mentality is a recipe for burnout and leaves you with a feeling of emptiness. In an attempt to combat this rising concern, the UK appointed a Minister of Loneliness at the start of 2018.
While we don’t...
In the previous post, we explored ways to find a sense of purpose outside of your business. This week will look deeper into the different areas of your life that can round out your sense of fulfillment. We’ll look at family time, community contribution and having a sense of spirituality.
I love a phrase that I learned in nursing school that says, “family is who you say it is.” We all come from different family backgrounds. Some of us come from loving families who we love to spend time with. Some of us come from dysfunctional situations that we’ve completely separated ourselves from. And everything in between. Regardless of what your biological family looks like, you still have a family.
That’s the people who love and support you unconditionally. They may not be blood. They are your family. Some of your personal fulfillment may come from contributing value to your family. Helping to raise children. Taking care of aging parents. Or being a mentor to a...
Last weeks post introduced the concept of fulfillment and how it can be deeply rooted for any business owner. This week, I’ll discuss some of the other ways you can bring fulfillment into your life.
One area that’s often overlooked, is the ability to set a reasonable perspective. After all, your business is your baby, right? You’ve raised it up from nothing. You’ve poured your heart and soul into it and you want it to flourish.
When you’ve invested that amount of emotional capital it’s hard to let it go. A business failure feels like an attack on your personal character. It’s important to understand that your lifeblood is not your business. Easier said than done, right?
Despite having the right skills or ability for the job, there could be many other factors at play. The business could have been launched during a bad economy. Or a competitor could have launched at a similar time. You may have a great business but it’s too early or too...
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