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I have been listening to a ton of podcasts and watching many inspiring videos about how to live you best life. Yes. Roll your eyes now – this is something I do on the daily. Nothing new. However – I noticed a reoccurring theme – Adding value. Adding value is that extra care you take when you connect with anyone from a date, co-worker, best friend, significant other – the list goes on.
Three Ways to Add Value
These are just three ways I am personally working on to improve myself and wanted to share with you. There are many more ways to add value into your life and to others. Once you start adding value to your life and others, be sure your voice is genuine and authentic.
kar·ma •ˈkärmə • noun: (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
informal: destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
A good friend of mine shared with me that whatever happens in your day, your life, is your karma. Your karma encompasses the good, the bad and everything in-between. After she shared this idea, it helped me to be more understanding, accepting and conscious of my actions and reactions to any situation.
For example earlier this week, I was almost hit by a car. My initial emotion was anger because the driver had made eye contact with me (and made me feel that it was safe to cross the street). To my surprise, the driver proceeded to accelerate at full speed. I jumped back in order to not get hit.
I reflected on how I reacted to the situation, I reacted out of fear. That fear turned into anger. At the moment, I had the opportunity to practice my breath, act calm, let go.
Yet I failed – miserably.
I share this story with you because most of the time I am balanced and grounded. On this specific day, I was caught off guard. My reaction is my own karma. I can control my own reactions and thoughts. Instead of allowing the driver to go ahead first, I let my assumptions and ego get to me.
Four Simple Steps To Improve Your Karma
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💗 No matter what your status (if you are single, in a relationship or something in between), remember to always love, care and treat yourself the way you would your best friend/significant other. Sending love and positive vibes your way
Starting February 6th, I will be teaching on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:15AM-7:15AM. Look forward to seeing you in class!
Today I listened to the podcast: Don’t Keep Your Day Job and inspired me to start creating more and worrying less. Sometimes I suffer from over planning and today, rather than over thinking, over planning, I created my first podcast episode.
*Special thanks to Noreen Reimel for introducing me to the the podcast: Don’t Keep Your Day Job
It is a new year and it feels like everyone is talking about setting a goal, resolution or vow to make a change. In theory, it is great! I am all about goal setting and personal growth. Personally, setting too many goals can be overwhelming. Heck – the whole process can be over whelming!
When I worked at Lululemon, the company provided a very helpful goal setting worksheet that started off setting long term goals for your personal, professional and physical growth. Interested in learning about how to set more intentional goals? Check out this goal setting worksheet here.
I took the first week of January off to really evaluate how I did in 2017. I asked my self questions like: What did I like? What could have been better? What were the highlights and lowlights? Where do I want to be? How do I get there? Are donuts really a want or a need? (the struggle is so real).
10 Year Goal
5 Year Goal
1 Year Goal
NOTE: Once your goals are set, they are not set in stone 100%. You as a person will grow and change and so will your vision/goals. This year, I plan to focus on searching for my purpose, strengths and what truly inspires me. Wishing you all an amazing 2018. The best is yet to come!