Change Is Coming

Change

 One thing that we can definitely count on in life is CHANGE.

If you are a betting person you can bet your last dollar on the fact that change is going to come at some point in your life more than once, twice, three times.  It is always around the corner.  The worst thing that I think you can do is resist it because it only makes things harder for you because it’s going to happen whether your on board or not.  Change means growth in some part of your life.  You can’t be stuck in the same spot all of the time and in my opinion that would get a little boring.

Some ways that I handle change are listed below.

Prayer

Talking to God keeps me grounded during times of change.  I always pray for guidance and vision … “God help me to see what you are doing in my life right now, give me understanding”.  Its a simple prayer but powerful because He always shows me and I may not like what I see but its happening and I just need to go with it.  In the end it is always for my good.

Baby Steps

You don’t have to jump all the way into the change when it starts but you should be taking baby steps to get to the place you are being pushed to.  Don’t resist it!!!

Write

I have written in a journal since I was in elementary school.  I never knew how therapeutic it would be until I got older and realized that God was leading me here.  If you are writing while going through, you are getting your feelings out and if you go back and read some older entries in your journal you will see that you were being led to this point anyway.  There is always a prep we just ignore it sometimes.

Reach Out

I hate to admit it but I have been terrible at this.  I don’t like reaching out to people when I am going through things.  I always have this battle within myself going on when it comes to me calling someone and talking to them about the change I am going through. I have recently started doing it more but it literally takes me days to actually act on calling who I have been led to call.  If I hear it on Monday I am going to be like God I need another sign by Wednesday and I will do it.  It then becomes this anxiety in me that is definitely unnecessary.  However, no man is an island and you need support to help you through because change isn’t easy.  You aren’t meant to go through things alone.

Change is happening all around you and unless you live under a rock (even then the soil changes around you) you will be phased by it.  I haven’t always embraced it but I have settled on the fact that whether I like it or not it is coming.  If there is no change there is no growth and who doesn’t want to continue to grow.

Get excited about the growth that is taking place in your life.  I guarantee you will like where you end up.

Leave me a note letting me know how you handle change.

Talk to you again soon,

Zony

Words of Purpose

Words of Purpose

You will not succeed in life if you are not active in your life.  Success takes hard work, dedication, focus and so much more. Dig deep and grab all that you need to be successful and make life happen for you and when you make a mistake learn from it and keep going.  Don’t get stuck, don’t quit because you won’t gain anything by doing that.  Keep going…You got this!!!!!

Living For You

I am who I Am

So much of our time, energy and attention is wasted trying
to convince other people how wrong they are about us. We
want them to know we are not ignorant, lazy heathens. We want
them to retract the untruth that has been told. We try to
convince them that we have a valid history, a rich culture
and that our ancestors have valuable contributions to the
development of the world. We spend so much time trying to
show them who we are not, we lose sight of who we really are.
It is not our responsibility to prove to people who we are.
Our job and responsibility is to “be.” What you do is proof
of who you are; manifestation is realization. People have a
right to think whatever they choose to think. Just because
they think it does not make it right.
You must live within your sacred truth

-Unknown

So I am not sure who the author of the above write up is but I really like it.  How many times have you caught yourself trying to please others only to realize that they will never truly be satisfied with what you are doing or have done?  Yeah, I’ve been in that spot and I have been the person that seemed to never be satisfied as well. But when I realized that I cannot make others happy and I can’t expect everyone to make me happy without first making myself happy it was a really freeing experience. Don’t get me wrong I love the feeling of pleasing others or serving others but it cannot consume you.  You can never live your life for others.  Well I won’t say never you can do it, you just won’t be completely happy.  How do you feel when you accomplish something that you truly wanted to do verses something that someone thought that you should accomplish?  Do your goals and dreams represent your core and passion or what someone else thinks it should be?  The first step in making yourself happy is spending time with yourself and finding out who you are.  Keep in mind that this will definitely change as you go through your life.  No one should ever stay the same…  Your life should always reflect growth.  When you stop growing you should be dead (blunt but truth).  I believe in order to convince others of who you are is not by speaking it but just living your life according to you and the purpose and passion that God has placed in you.  Actions tell more of a story than words do when living your life according to your dreams, goals and purpose.  At the end of your life do you want to look back and say I was a great imitation of what they wanted me to be or I was the greatest ME that I could give the world and that is enough for me?  Things to think about … Leaving a legacy is something I value in living my life but I don’t want it to be a legacy of imitation and convincing others of what they think I should be.  Spend time with yourself developing you and living your life according to your path.  Don’t waste time on convincing others of who you are, if they are truly interested they will take the time to watch and get to know you.  Live your truth and it will definitely shine.  Keep shining people!!!!

Thanks for reading my thoughts.

Zony

Previously written on my blog SimplyMyLifeZ on 5/19/14

 

It’s A Checkup

It's A Checkup

I know that June was supposed to be the 6 months check up but I had so much going on that I didn’t get around to reflecting on where I am with my goals so far.  This year has been good with getting things done, accomplished and in progress.  I am super excited about the progress that I have made so far.  I do feel like I am a little behind on some of my goals but its okay because steps are being made.

My word for 2016 is consistent.  I have been so good all of my life with starting something but not so good at finishing things.  So this year I got really tough with myself and I am determined to start and finish everything.  I wanted to be consistent in my life and everything that I want in it.  2016 has definitely been one for the books so much has happened in these 7 months but it has been cool.  I am proud of what I have accomplished and here are a few of my goals and where I am with them in no particular order.

  • Daily Devotional – I haven’t been as consistent as I would like to be with doing my devotionals but I have incorporated more prayer time and super honest conversation with God.
  • Track spending and budget – I have been doing very well with this. My bank has an amazing app for this and I use it faithfully.  No shopping this year so far oh but when I hit them stores buddy I believe that I am going to do some damage (just kidding, maybe).
  • Increase my credit score – This has actually happened and let me tell you I feel like an old person checking my credit score every week sometimes every day. Priorities honey got to check them on the regular.  I actually signed up with Credit Karma and they are amazing with helping you dispute and keep track of your score and reports. Still making strides to get that number where I need it to be for some other goals that are in the works.
  • Lose 60 lbs.- I have lost 28 lbs. so far this year so I am on task for this goal (doing a little dance)
  • Exercise 3 days a week- I actually have gotten up to 2 miles a day 5 days a week.
  • Finish my degree – This is a work in progress. I am testing out of my last classes so I have bought the study materials but I haven’t started studying but I definitely plan to get this done before the end of the year.
  • Read one book a month – I got behind with this goal this year but I have gotten 3 books down and I don’t know if I will catch up on the other 4 months but I will be staying on track with the remaining months.
  • Build my business and website – Well you are reading this on my website YAAAAAAAAA… The website launched on July 4th and Simply My Purpose is open for business. Super, major accomplishment, this was the scariest thing that I have started so far but I am up for the challenge and so excited to build this into the best life coaching business and motivational website ever.
  • Find a coaching and business mentor – I am still on the lookout for these special people to be in my life.

There are more on the list and they are going pretty well.  Excited for Consistent 2016 to continue and only get better.

What are some goals that you have for this year?  How are they going?  Comment and let me know.  If you need any help with them I am also here to help.

Talk you all soon,

Zony

Words of Purpose

Words of Purpose

So when I starting this career path of life coaching I told some people and I got some looks of like WTH and a couple of laughs.  I had a period of doubting my next move and kind of slacked off from moving forward.  However, after many conversations with God and confirmation a couple of times.  I am a rebellious person and God sometimes has to tell me more than a couple of times to do something so yeah there was a lot of that going on.  But I finally bit the bullet and moved forward in what people are looking at me sideways about and as nervous as I am about this major step I can say that I am just as excited because I know that this is the step that I needed to take in my life to be fulfilled and be of service to others.  I welcome the laughs and the side looks and the WTH comments going forward because I am sure in this next phase of life.  So what dreams do you have that people around you may not understand?  Comment below.