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It is Never Too Late to Set a Focus – Decide on One Word Now

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Valued by QBeats, Workshops and Webinars

In this workshop, it is my intention to share my five best tools for making positive change in my life. So far, I have shown you how I made a vision board and how I use mind mapping to get clarity on my core values, desires and goals. Now, I will share my favorite tool that has been instrumental in my life to get inspired and motivated and it is so easy, all it takes is one word. (This post is valued by QBeats. Read about why I am asking you to support my blog in this post: Authenticity Means Real.) This is week four of my six part series on getting your rear in gear for the year.

 

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It is Never Too Late to Set a Focus

Take some time to reflect on 2014. Read my post Do You Love Your Life and think about your life as you look at the quotes and photos there. How do you honor yourself and your family? How do you honor your interests? Are you utilizing your best skills, being true to yourself, living your purpose?

In 2014 I tried to use a chart of a different kind. Instead of mind mapping, I tried using a bingo card. Yep. It was fun. It didn’t work very well because I made it too big and detailed. But upon reflection, I realized how much it did help me. Since my focus word for 2014 was discover, it fit well. I did discover more than I imagined I could, about myself.

If you would like to read about Goals Bingo and My 2014 Reflection check out Goals Bingo Wrap Up

My Focus Words: 2012 - Experience 2013 - Ta-da! 2014 - Discover 2015 - Intention

My Focus Words:
2012 – Experience
2013 – Ta-da!
2014 – Discover
2015 – Intention

I love having a focus word.

It helps to stay centered and relaxed. Not being confined to a list of resolutions or goals allows me to take in what life has to offer and make it work for me. Feel free to look back and see my posts about my focus words starting with 2012. My life really has seemed to change since then.

When I wanted to enrich the experiences I was having and focus on my family and being present to them, keeping my thoughts on the word experience really helped. When I wanted to build up my confidence to show off my talents and write and self-publish a book, using the word ta-da was just the thing I needed to bring me back to that childlike energy. Last year as I was ready to move forward and take on new endeavors, breaking out of my comfort zone and allowing myself to be adventurous – discover was the term that reminded me of my quest. Now, my life has taken a direction that I have looked forward to for a long time. I want to help people and I want to share my good fortune with others. It will be my intention this year to use my talents to the best of my abilities, honoring my true calling, I will shine and dream big. I will do everything with thought and care, considering the outcome and truly be intentional with what I do and who I help. Taking my cues from a campaign that I worked on recently, rather than random acts of kindness, I will direct my efforts towards sustainable change with intentional acts of kindness. I hope to really make a difference for people. I hope this is making a difference for you.

My word this year is intention.

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You most likely already have a word for the year.

The practice has become very popular especially among bloggers. If you do have a word, how is it working out for you so far? Do you find yourself thinking about it? Have you written in down in prominent places as a reminder? Does the word seem to come up in conversation a lot? Are you saying it more and more? How did you prepare yourself to use this word? If you want to learn more about the power of having a focus word, read on my friend. Take off your shoes, get a beverage, sit back and take time for this now.

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If you have not yet decided on a focus word, consider this…

Create a theme for this year. It should encompass all that you want to accomplish, be, have, and/or do for yourself in all areas of your life. Do you want to learn new things, enjoy your family, expand your horizons, lead the pack, celebrate your accomplishments, live in the moment? What are you about at this point in your life? What do you want to achieve? What skills can you hone? What is your core desired feeling? How do you want to present yourself? How do you want other people to perceive you?

“One word creates clarity, focus, power, passion. One word changes everything.”

I learned of this book, One Word, and others like it just this past year.

My boss was introduced to it at a leadership retreat. Long before that, I was first asked to consider a word for the year rather than a resolution when I went to a meet up with my good friend and life coach, Joy Holland of Facets of Joy. (Joy and I have been friends for over eighteen years. I started writing and became a life coach thanks to her guidance.)

Everyone in the group discussed what words they had chosen  in the past and what worked for them. Then, soon after that I was participating in a writing prompt for my blog and it came up again. I have been in the practice ever since.

In the book, One Word that will change your life, there are steps to take to hold yourself accountable and to measure the change taking place. There are workshops and seminars devoted to it. If you want to delve into it that deeply and apply it to your life, I recommend at least reading the book first.

Inspiredfor2015_sclb3In the So Cal Lady Bloggers workshop that I held in January, I briefly reviewed the questions on page 4 of this pdf: OneWordDiscussionGuide after reading an excerpt from the book. It talked about preparing yourself. Siting examples from UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden who said, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” and President Abraham Lincoln who said, “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”

“Taking the time to sharpen the ax makes the task successful. Most of us fail in the preparation, not in the task itself.” ~from One Word that will change your life

In Stephen Covey’s book , The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Habit 7 is called Sharpen the Saw – Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal. Covey says that taking time to sharpen the saw “surrounds the other habits on the paradigm because it is the habit that makes all the others possible. Sharpening the saw is preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have – you. It is renewing the four dimensions of your nature – physical, spiritual, mental and social/emotional.”

In other words, taking care of yourself, taking the time to put your best foot forward and really shine is necessary to be successful in reaching your goals. To do your best and be your best self, take the time to prepare your heart, prepare your mind, prepare your soul, prepare your body. Get yourself fit. Runners don’t run marathons without starting out with training and preparing. Life is like that.

“Busyness is a disease that is robbing us of life. It brings on stress and exhaustion, and it weighs our hearts with anxiety…and leaves no time for mission and meaning. Activity does not mean achievement.” ~from One Word that will change your life

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I don’t have to be all these things all the time. If I don’t take time for myself, I can’t be good at any of them!

 

We don’t have to stay active and busy to achieve our goals.

If you find yourself never taking time for silence, never slowing down to truly breathe and enjoy the simplest things, then you are guilty of allowing your schedule to rule you. Let’s turn that around. Let’s manage the schedule and not let it manage us.

Here are some questions from the OneWord Discussion Guide to consider:

  • Why is it so hard to simplify life?
  • Why am I so busy?
  • What causes me the most stress?
  • Does being busy make me stop caring about the things I care about?
  • Can I envision a better life by living what is truly important to me, my core desired feeling, my one word?

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Slow down, unplug, remove yourself from the busyness of life and take time to prepare for what it is that you want to focus on. That is why I asked everyone who signed up for the workshop to think of the word before we met. I sent everyone an email ahead of time with a little insight about choosing a focus word. That was intentional because I didn’t want anyone to feel pressured to choose something on the spot. It takes time to decide. It is that important. This is also the reason that I made this topic part four of the series instead of starting out with it – so in considering our core values and learning how to map them in a concise way, we were preparing ourselves to find our passion, and experience “renewed mission and meaning” in our lives.

I believe you will notice the change that will take place in your life just by choosing one word to focus on and then reflecting on it a few times during the year. Make an appointment with yourself to check on your focus. Write about it or meditate on it at the end of the year. Let me know how that works for you.

If you want to do a more formal review of your focus word, here is a pdf from One Word that you can download and use.

This OneWordReview and the One Word Discussion Guide is available for free on the One Word website at:

http://getoneword.com/newWP/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/OneWordReview.pdf

 

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Here are some reflection questions from the One Word Review:

  • How has your life changed?
  • What lessons did you learn?
  • What were the blessings?
  • What were the challenges?

It is important to know what things you will be reflecting on at the end of the year. Make up your own questions now. Think about what matters to you. Know that there will be challenges. There will be obstacles. Prepare yourself. Take the time.

Here is a gift for you…

10 Rules for Brilliant Women

  1. Make a pact
  2. Imagine it.
  3. Gasp.
  4. Get a thick skin.
  5. Be an arrogant idiot.
  6. Question the voice that says, “I’m not ready.”
  7. Don’t wait for your Oscar.
  8. Filter advice.
  9. Recover and restore.
  10. Let other women know they are brilliant.

Intrigued?

Check out the complete 10 Rules for Brilliant Women at Tara Mohr.com her insights are so truthful and inspiring.

If these rules don’t give you the kick in the pants that you need to get your rear in gear, I don’t know what will! (Shout out to Jill Dahl from SecondHandTherapy.com who told me about Tara Mohr. Wow!)

All I ask of you for homework is to tell me your word.

In the comments, please come back and tell me what you have chosen for your One Word.

If you want – make and post a pretty picture of your word, like this:

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Next up:

What is on your “No Thank You” List? I will discuss a way to maintain balance and stay in control by using one of my favorite tools – the “Thank you but no thank you list.”

See the Big Picture to Mind Map Your Intentions

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Valued by QBeats, Workshops and Webinars

In this post, I will show you how to make a MIND MAP of LIFE GOALS using this information: a list of your core values, a description of what you want for yourself/your family/your blog or job, vision board or at least a worksheet or drawing of 5-8 main areas of what you want in your life in the next 10-20 years. (This post is valued by QBeats. Read this article for more on why I ask for payment for my work.) This is #3 of the 6 part series on “Getting Your Rear in Gear for the Year”

Reflect & Focus 3See the Big Picture and Mind Map Your Intentions

 

Part 1: Introduction – My Top Five Tools to Set Goals and Make Things Happen

Part 2:  Vision Boards – Define Your Style and Envision Your Life’s Goals

If you are just discovering this series, you might like to go back to #2 and complete the exercises.2014-02-01 18.56.54

It is important to have the following before continuing because I will show you how to make a MIND MAP of LIFE GOALS using this information:

  1. list of your core values
  2. a description of what you want for yourself/your family/your blog or job
  3. vision board or at least a worksheet or drawing of 5-8 main areas of what you want in your life in the next 10-20 years.

Give it a Try

Listen to Your Heart and Give Mind Mapping a Try!

I will be showing you how mind mapping helps to visualize your life goals and make a map for your journey. I like to use paper and markers for this, but I was introduced to a wonderful online resource called MindMeister that works beautifully. Mind maps can be used in many different ways and knowing how to make one is a valuable tool.

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Here is a quick review of my workshop on how to “Define Your Style and Envision Your Life’s Goals” with some examples using my own life.

In the last section, I shared my Vision Board with you and talked about core values. A vision board helps us to define the goals that we have for our life. Knowing what you stand for, what you want in life and what makes you happiest will help you through every situation.

Here are my core values:

  • family
  • forgiveness
  • acceptance
  • integrity
  • unconditional love
  • dependability
  • authenticity

This is what I want for me:

I want to be my true self, express myself creatively, inspire others, help others. and meet people who inspire me. I want to build healthy positive relationships with my husband, children, friends and family. I want to use my talents to the best of my ability and continue to learn new skills and discover new things. I want to remain healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

On my Vision board on Pinterest, I have these pins:

  • I will help others – Quote: “I aspire to be a giver, of love, of good vibes, and of strength.”
  • I will do the things that I am most passionate about – Quote: “It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”
  • I will make a splash and inspire others – Meme: Should, Would, Could, Did – This is so me.
  • I will see my family take root and grow – a picture of a family tree.
  • I will enjoy the intimate loving moments with my husband like there is no tomorrow – picture of two cats looking at the moon.
  • I will maintain a positive outlook – Meme: “Attitude is everything” on a photo of a pile of sticky notes.
  • I will give love freely and expect nothing in return – a photo of hands cupped together holding a rose with unfolding petals and a quote: “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it is what you are expecting to give.”
  • I will stay true to myself and be the best version of me – Meme: “You are powerful beyond belief to change the way you LOOK, THINK, and FEEL.”

2012-11-18 07.49.59Let’s Mind Map It!

Mind mapping uses both sides of your brain because it allows you to use creative and organizational skills to logically map out anything, with step by step lists and eye pleasing visuals. This helps you to remember the way when you are making decisions about your life’s path. I feel as though I have found a deeper meaning and purpose in my life since I started mind mapping. If something doesn’t matter to me, it becomes a mere sign post which doesn’t always show up in the big picture. I want to see my destinations and the main roads I will take to get there when I look at my life journey map, don’t you?

Click on the examples to see an expanded view:

 Mind Mapping Examples

Try using MindMeister to create your mind map and/or vision board.

Yes, there is an ap for that!

Here’s your introduction to the most awesome mind mapping software. MindMeister is the leading online mind mapping software which comes with a very easy-to-use interface, lets you store your mind maps in the cloud, share and collaborate with friends or coworkers or even create presentations out of your mind maps.

http://www.mindmeister.com/

2013-02-01 18.20.00Here are some tips:

  • Start with the little things and see where your mind takes you. Make a bubble on the map for each idea that comes to mind.
  • If you are a list maker – make a list, but leave lots of space around each concept.
  • Document all of your ideas by plotting them on the map.
  • Think BIG. Expand on each idea and try and see the big picture.
  • List steps or sub-ideas for each bubble.
  • If you are a journal writer or note taker – try to limit each main concept to a phrase or short description.
  • Expand on main concepts with off shoots and steps to make that idea a reality.
  • If you are used to brainstorming or  mind-dumping and like to write things as they pop up in your mind – great!  You can move those ideas around and expand on them.
  • Emphasize what is most important to you by moving it to the top.
  • Delete the redundant old ideas that keep coming back that you never get around to and delete anything that you think you are supposed to do or that is for the purpose of making someone else happy. Stick to what makes you feel happy.
  • Prioritize and remove items that you really don’t care about or have lost interest in.

Here is what I made on MindMeister using the exercise from the session on Vision Boards:

My Vision Mind Map

  • Post the mind map in a place where you can see it, or photograph it and put in on Pinterest. MindMiester allows you to store the maps on the cloud and can be accessed from any computer with internet.
  • When things in life get overwhelming, review the map.
  • Make new maps and get creative using the capabilities offered through the MindMeister software. I added photos from the web which made it so easy!
  • Don’t get too engrossed in the details and minutia of making the map that you never embark on your journey.
  • Go out and live!

Here is another example – this one just has pictures…the sky is the limit with #mindmapping!

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I can’t remember when I first heard the term “mind mapping.” I am sure I found it on the internet. It has been since I started blogging regularly. Using mind maps for planning came naturally to me. I used charts and drawings when I planned big events and conferences throughout my career. I called them schematics. You might be more familiar with organizational charts or flow charts. In fact, you can find all the shapes and graphics you need to make a mind map or flow chart on your computer with Microsoft Word or other word processing or graphic program like Publisher.

I haven’t had a need to make a flow chart in a decade! Yet, that is what a mind map is. It is a visual tool. Combined with the lists we make and the internal audio we listen to constantly, why not have a flow chart to go with it? I like the idea of having a map for my life’s journey. I can’t predict the future or avoid things that could happen to me along the way, but I will be prepared for a few things. Having a map prepares me because I know the direction I wish to go. I also know how I will react when things happen. I know how I will redirect to get back on track. Like having a GPS, I now have a tool to navigate my life.

Now, It’s Your Turn!

Here is a homework assignment for you:

Make a Mind Map and answer these questions. Come back and share your answers in the comments, if you like. I would love to get some feedback!

  1. What was the experience like for you?
  2. Did you get creative with colors and pictures?
  3. Did you use MindMeister or another program online?
  4. Did it help to see the big picture?
  5. Will you continue to use the mind mapping process to plan and set goals for yourself?
  6. How does this method compare to your current practice? Are you a list maker, note taker, or brain stormer?
  7. Did this help you to learn how mind maps work and how to make them?

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Special thanks to Silviu Oprean of Online Marketing at MindMeister – who saw a hashtag that I posted over a year ago when I started writing about #mindmapping and reached out to me and offered free usage of the program if I wanted to try it, and then went above and beyond by offering free licenses for my workshop so I could share my experience.  MindMeister is a terrific company! I was not paid nor do I represent MindMeister in any way. See my disclosure for details on why I post information like this (Disclosure.)

 Next time…How to choose a FOCUS word for the year. Inspiration and motivation for achieving your goals and being true to yourself.

 

Define Your Style and Envision Your Life’s Goals

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Valued by QBeats, Workshops and Webinars

Do you know what your core values are? What things are most important to you? What do you stand for? If you don’t think you know what your purpose in life is, join the club. Most of us don’t know. And if we think we know, how can we be so sure? Now is the time to find and define your own personal style – for your life, your blog, anything. (This post is valued by QBeats because I believe my work is valuable.) This is #2 of the 6 part series on “Getting Your Rear in Gear for the Year”

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Find and Define Your Own Personal Style by Creating a Vision of Your Future Life Using Your Core Values and True Desires

SoCal Lady Bloggers #Inspiredfor2015 Workshop photo by Melissa Dell Jan. 2015 used with permission

SoCal Lady Bloggers #Inspiredfor2015 Workshop (photo credit: MelissaDell.com)

Now is the time to find and define your own personal style – for your life, your blog, anything.

I have been writing for many years now about my struggles with finding and living out my true passions and realizing my purpose in life. Through my search, I have developed some practices that have really helped me to build my self-confidence and live a happier, more fulfilled life. As I travel on my journey I continue to grow and learn from all of my experiences. I discovered my favorite things to do are the things that I am good at doing. I have become a certified life coach, an author, and host to my own video broadcast show. I have done all these things by having a clear vision of who I want to be and knowing my core values. Over everything, I believe in myself. That is the key. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything!

Do you know what your core values are? What things are most important to you? What do you stand for? If you don’t think you know what your purpose in life is, join the club. Most of us don’t know. And if we think we know, how can we be so sure?

I spent a lot of time working on discovering what my core values are, for my self, for my life, and for my relationships. It was worth the “self-work” because after doing the research I found that it is truly the root (or core) of everything that I want in life. Most importantly, it is inherant. I am not coming up with something new. I am simply (maybe not so simply) reaching deep inside of myself to rediscover who I am, who I was born to be, and what makes me happiest.

 

2013-10-19 11.49.23This is how it starts. Before you decide on a a focus, before you make a list of goals, before you can even consider a vision for your future – write down your core values. Make some lists. What types of things are important to you now? How about when you were growing up? What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you have any careers in mind? Did you think about family?  List what you wanted and cared about when you were young. Then go back to childhood. Look at your baby book. What things did you like to play with? What did you dream about doing? What made you happy?

If you are married, you can do this for your relationship as well. What does your relationship stand for? Did you write your own marriage vows? If you went with the traditional vows, do you remember them? Are they the structure, the foundation of your promise to each other. Have you upheld your vows? Change the vows to the values behind each one. Talk about it with your partner. If you aren’t married, consider what your relationship means to each of you. Do you have promises that you stick by? These are your relationship values.

Your core values are promises that you make to yourself. And the single most important one is your true core belief or desire. And, my friend, that is your purpose.

Know what makes you happy and do what you need to move you towards that thing.

The Best Feeling

If you are a list maker, journal writer, note taker like me, then you can look back and take stock in the things that have mattered to you most in life. Revisit and review your old goals. Write down the things that you still want in life. Write down what matters to you most now. Make a list of the things you still want to achieve. Are there new things? Think about the future. What do you want to accomplish in five years? How about 10 or 20 years from now? Where will you be then? How do you see yourself? What does it feel like?

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This is YOUR life.

Read this post from my friend at QuinnCreative: “Reading Isn’t Believing”

 

 

 

“What works for someone else might not work for me. And if it doesn’t match what I know to be true from my own life, it’s probably not true for me. My life is a big circle, and I invite a lot of people in. But it doesn’t mean I have to follow them around in circles.” ~Quinn McDonald

Make three lists:

  • This is what I want for me.
  • This is what I want for my blog.
  • This is what I want for my family.

Choose 5-8 main ideas or concepts that would make you happiest. Call them goals, wants, desires, values – whatever suits you. There are no right or wrong answers – this is YOUR life. Draw or find pictures that represent these ideals. Put them together on a large piece of paper, poster board or on your computer. I use Pinterest for mine. This is your Vision Board.

The concept here is, “If you see it, you will believe it, and it will happen.”

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The vision board helps us to define the goals we have for our lives. It is a visual aid that puts a picture in our mind of what we want to achieve. It is the same way you learned what made you happy when you were a child. You saw someone with what you wanted, they either were the person that influenced you like a nurse or a business man, a teacher or a gardener, or they had something that you liked. You pictured yourself with these things, as this person. Did any of it come true? Once you had the idea in your mind that you could have it, did you make it so? If not, why not? What can you do now to make your dreams come true? What have you learned that you won’t do?

You can draw a picture with your core values - or life affirmations like this.

You can draw a picture with your core values – or life affirmations like this.

Knowing our goals enables us to make the right decisions and stay on the right path in order to reach these goals. Once you determine the things that make you happiest and what you want for your life, that knowledge in and of itself makes you feel joyful.

Not too long ago, I was feeling a little blah. I had written and published my book which had been my life’s aspiration for so long. My kids were not needing me as much. Their dreams involved leaving home. I could only see boredom, debt, and fixing up my old house in my 10 year plan. I thought, once this is an empty nest, my life will be about wishing my kids had kids so I can relive that joyful time in my life.

I wanted more than that. Way more! I knew that. But I didn’t have a plan. My goals and dreams were starting to get outdated. I needed to update my vision. That’s when I put my board on Pinterest. I started to get excited about the things I could picture myself doing, “after the kids are grown.” And then the best part happened. My husband and I started talking about it and we realized that we wanted the same things. Not only that, but one of my lifelong dreams to live on the beach – which I never talked about because I know he doesn’t like the beach – was something that he had been thinking about. He told me about it when we were visiting my brother in Channel Islands Harbor.

We had gone for a walk on the beach nearby and I told my hubby that the rental prices in that area were actually in our price range, and if only he didn’t hate the beach so much, it would be cool to stay there one summer. He said, “You know what, I could live here.”

I will never forget those words. He could? He felt like the area was conveniently located to the things that made him happiest, and as long as he had a comfortable home with me, he didn’t care where we were. So long as I promised to never make him camp in a tent on the sand ever again, he could totally go for moving to the beach. Deal!

Now we both had something fantastic to look forward to. We could start planning and making decisions based on what we want the end goal to be. Everything changed from that moment on. It was our silver lining. Our prize. We have something to look forward to that we are equally invested in besides being grandparents. And this thing we can make happen in our own time. Now I understand why most people move to a new home when they retire. My parents did it. It was their dream home. Now, I have mine. I see it in my future. I believe it. I will make it so.

We do not need the vision board in our faces all the time. We do not need to keep reminding ourselves what the goals are. We will achieve them by simply putting them out of focus, thus we stay directed even if we can’t see the goal directly in front of us. We know where we are going. How can I forget my dreams? If something comes up that doesn’t fit into the plan to get where I want to go, I will think hard about taking that direction. When something comes up that can help me achieve my goal, I am more apt to make a decision to go for it. Because I know. It is that simple. I know where I am going and what I want for my future. I have a clear vision. My vision board is my guide. It is my travel triptik or “lifetik” to my future. I will surely enjoy the journey in the meantime!

This is an example of a basic vision board that has the main areas of one's life.

This is an example of a basic vision board that has the main areas of one’s life.

 

 Do you have a vision board?

Did this help you to find and define your core values, your style, and/or your life’s vision?

Do you have any questions or suggestions about this course? Please comment. 

Read More about Vision Statements and Vision Boards.

 Next Week: Mind Mapping! How can using a brainstorm technique like a mind map help to reach goals. I will show you how I use this valuable tool. #Inspiredfor2015

 

My Top 5 Tools to Set Goals and Make Things Happen

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Valued by QBeats, Workshops and Webinars

This is a six part course designed for bloggers and other multi-passionate goal-seekers. My hope is by sharing my top five tools which helped me achieve success beyond my dreams, that you will find your passion and purpose in new ways on your journey. (This post is valued by QBeats read why here.)

Get Your Rear in Gear with Miz Meliz!

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My Top 5 Tools to Set Goals

and Make Things Happen

An Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Find and define your own personal style – for your life, your blog, anything – with a Vision Board
  3. Use simple techniques for mapping out your goals for yourself, your family, and your blog using Mind Maps
  4. Get the inspiration you need for the next big step in your journey by choosing One Word to be your focus
  5. Be a negotiator and not take on more than you should by applying the principles of “Stop Doing” and “Thank You But No Thank You” Lists.
  6. Celebrate the everyday victories and show the world how you shine!

 

These concepts are not my own and there are a lot of resources with the same ideas. I have put them into practice over the last ten years and have had terrific results.

I shared these practices first at a workshop for women from the SoCal Lady Bloggers group. Using the hashtag, #Inspiredfor2015, you will find connections to all of the brilliant women who participated.

At the end of the six sessions, you will have all you need to stay organized, focused, and in control of your business, your hobbies, and your life. Put these tools into practice and the possibilities are endless! Once you enjoy success and find how easily your achievements are met, you will become addicted to the process as I have, and there will be no stopping you. Of course, it takes time. Nothing happens overnight. Allow yourself time and do the “self-work” first. Think of it like training for a marathon. You don’t start by running the marathon first, do you? The key to success is in the preparation and planning.

Here is what you will have at the conclusion of the course:

  1. A vision board – defining your personal style and motivation behind your goals.
  2. A mind map – listing all the steps that need to be taken to get where you want to go.
  3. A focus word for the year – inspiration for achieving your goals.
  4. A “Stop Doing Now” List – Just stop it.
  5. A “No, Thank You” List – be prepared to say, “Yes” to the person, but “No” to the action.
  6. A commitment to positivity, shining brightly, and believing that you can and do celebrate all the successes as they come. Every day is a new victory. Smile and Show the World Who You Are.

I have been writing for many years now about my struggles with finding and living out my true passions and realizing my purpose in life. Through my search, I have developed some practices that have really helped me to build my self-confidence and live a happier, more fulfilled life. As I travel on my journey I continue to grow and learn from all of my experiences. I discovered my favorite things to do are the things that I am good at doing. I have become a certified life coach, an author, and host to my own video broadcast show. I have done all these things by having a clear vision of who I want to be and knowing my core values. Over everything, I believe in myself. If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything!2014-04-18 14.42.41

I have designed this workshop to give you some tools for success. Not only for your blog, but also for your life. We all wear many hats and juggle so many responsibilities. It is one thing we all have in common as bloggers, no matter what our niche is, how long we have been blogging, or how “big” we have become in the world of social media. Over the past few years we have all wanted a way to jump-start our blogs and stay organized. I have lots of things to share with you that should help. So, let’s get our rear in gear!

 

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Are you ready to take the first step? Go to Define Your Style – Envision Your Life’s Goals HERE

Get Your Rear in Gear for the New Year with Miz Meliz! #Workshop

Posted on January 3rd, 2015 by & filed under Workshops and Webinars

Get Your Rear in Gear

for the New Year

with Miz Meliz!

This workshop is presented by SoCal Lady Bloggers and is supported by various brands mentioned in this blog post. It is not being sponsored by any of the brands mentioned. (Disclosure.)

“Does it look good on me? Does my butt look big in this? Should I buy it?”

You ask yourself these questions when you try on clothes, but when it comes to making plans for your future – are you asking the right questions?

Melissa Reyes copyright 2015 http://mizmeliz.com  aka Miz Meliz

Melissa Reyes

 

Come to the “Get Your Rear in Gear” Workshop with Melissa Reyes of MizMeliz.com and learn how to:

  • Find and define your own personal style – for your life, your blog, anything.
  • Use simple techniques for mapping out your goals for yourself, your family, and your blog.
  • Get the inspiration you need for the next big step in your journey.
  • Be a negotiator and not take on more than you should.
  • Celebrate the everyday victories and show the world how you shine!

Space is limited to 25 participants, so sign up now!  

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Get Your Rear in Gear for the New Year

Saturday, January 24, 2015

from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)

Sherman Oaks, CA

 

PART ONE

Find and Define Your Style

Set Attainable Goals

What inspires you?

PART TWO

Be a Master Negotiator

Celebrate Good Times

Photo Booth Time and Socializing

Surprises, Gifts, and Goodies for all attendees!

Each participant will have a chance to win one of five license keys to the most awesome mind mapping software. MindMeister is the leading online mind mapping software which comes with a very easy-to-use interface, lets you store your mind maps in the cloud, share and collaborate with friends or coworkers or even create presentations out of your mind maps.

During the workshop the use of MindMeister Mind Mapping software will be demonstrated  in addition to making a mind map with paper and pen. It is easy and fun to do, uses both right and left brain, and is the perfect tool for people who are managing and balancing multiple projects, such as home, work, blogging, school, and hobbies.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will have the following tools and be ready to forge ahead in 2015:

  1. A vision board – defining your personal style and motivation behind your goals.
  2. A mind map – listing all the steps that need to be taken to get where you want to go.
  3. A focus word for 2015 – inspiration for achieving your goals.
  4. A “No, Thank You” List – be prepared to say, “Yes” to the person, but “No” to the action.
  5. A photo – documenting your commitment to positivity, shining brightly, and believing that you can and do celebrate all the successes as they come.
  6. A SWAG Bag with some useful goodies from Kidecals, Coca Cola, See’s Candy, Kehl Insurance Services, Solita, Dollar Shave Club, Firmoo, Farrell’s, and MindMeister.

 

Call to Action:

Tell your friends…

2015 is the year I am getting my rear in gear!

use a hashtag:

#Inspiredfor2015

#MyRearisinGear

#SCLB2015

add: @MizMeliz to your tweets

Let’s Go!!

If you are already signed up for the workshop or have any questions, please send me an email at MizMeliz@yahoo.com for more information and details.

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