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how to make decisions

How To Make Decisions | 7 Steps

By | Successful Women, Women In Business | 2 Comments

making decisions

It’s amazing how we can think we are making a decision to create a life of our dreams but in reality we are not moving any closer at all.

Is now the time that finally happens for you?

Many times we tell ourselves we will, “do ___ next week.”  Something like, “I will start my diet next week” or “I will start my business when I have more money.”

It feels like a decision but in reality it’s not a decision or commitment at all.

It’s a way of pushing our own dreams and goals aside.  A decision can’t be made for some time in the future.

A true decision and commitment can only be made for today.

A true decision requires a commitment and action steps that you make today from where you are right now, that you take today to move you closer to what you desire.

No matter where you are, what you’re doing, or what resources you have or feel you don’t have there are always actions that we all can make from right where we are, to begin to create the life we desire.

 A true decision starts today and shows up regularly on your calendar!

If it doesn’t have action steps that start today and show up regularly on your calendar it’s only something you are thinking about, dreaming about, but not something will truly occur in your life.

 Here are the steps to create any change you desire in your life,

  • Start with a true decision.
  • Ask yourself, “what action step can I take today?”
  • Write down any and all ideas that come to you – don’t stop until you have at least 20 ideas. Let any and all ideas pour out of you and onto the paper even if they don’t seem possible or logical. Just keep writing all your ideas down.
  • Choose which ideas resonate with you.
  • Prioritize them.
  • Set time aside each day and put them on your calendar.
  • Make a commitment to maintain the decision.

What decision are you not making that if you did make that decision you know it would radically change your life?

When is the right time for you?

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

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Breathe, Reconnect, Think... Then Respond

Create Your Life With What You Already Have

By | Empowered Women | 4 Comments

live a life without limits healthy lifestyleThere are laws or understandings about life that once you “get them” and you begin to apply and live by them and you begin to create the life you want.

It’s easy for you to know who “get’s it” and who doesn’t.  If your always a victim to your past or your current situation then you will never have the ability to change your life and create the life you dream of, or desire.

See when we play the role of victim we sound something like this, “I will when I have more______(time, money, skill, education, etc.).

Or something like, “let me tell you what my _______(husband, mother, father, employer, economy, government, etc.) did to me.

Whenever we approach life as a victim we are not taking responsibility for our life.

We can never dodge responsibility for our own life and still be creating our best life.

You are responsible for your life.

Only you can create your life of your dreams!

Every choice we make including the thoughts we think – especially the thoughts we think have consequences!

Our thoughts either keep us as a victim or they help us to create a life we would love.

Your thoughts are always the beginning to you creating the life you love or keeping you stuck in old patterns of behavior. It always starts first with the thought, and being aware of the results the thoughts are bringing.

Your thoughts create your life.

There is always a payoff for your thoughts. The payoff can be positive or negative.

Old thoughts and beliefs hang on tight to maintain the status “as is.” Old beliefs will always come up with tons of “proof” to support themselves. The bills on the counter, poor health, whatever it is your old patterns will fight to prove that it is based on reality instead of past history. Past history is nothing more then that – the past!

There is a huge danger in believing the past thoughts or events are more then the past. There is a huge danger in believing they are facts. These old beliefs have to be truly challenged in order to create a new perspective.

Your past history has nothing to do with your present or future! You have the power to choose and change at any time. You create your life every moment of every day!

Be honest about your life. We can’t change what we don’t acknowledge.  If you want to create a life you would love you have to be honest with yourself with what needs to be fixed or changed.

Take some time to really discover what a life that you would REALLY LOVE would look like. Know where you want to go!

The next step is to start taking action. Nothing changes until you start to take the steps towards creating the life you would love.

You don’t have to know the “how” but you do have to start with where you are right now, and with what you have right now. And take the steps to creating a life you would love.

Be committed to the change. This will require you dig deep inside yourself and pull out every ounce of courage and faith you have to hang on strong and be unwavering to your thoughts, dreams, and goals!

We would love to share our Journal Of Discovery to help you discover, enquire and reveal your living journey. Put your name and email in at the top of this page and we will send it to your inbox today.

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

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Your Life Is Your Message Others Are Waiting For

Your Life Is Your Message Others Are Waiting For

By | Personal Growth | 4 Comments

Your Life Is Your Message Others Are Waiting For We all have doubters in our life, but it’s amazing that the biggest doubter can be the doubting thoughts inside our head.

Do you ever wonder how the doubter can become so strong and yet the universe and the messages we hear from it can be so hard to really trust?

We can silence the doubter and be sure that we have won, to find it has taken a different form. We are sure that what we think and feel is the truth until another layer is revealed.

The doubter inside you can steal your future!

You see the doubter that lies inside each of us likes to keep things exactly as is. It is constantly tweaking the thoughts in our head to convince us that they are reality.

But what if your life is the example others want?

What if your life is your message others are waiting for?

 

The doubter tells us things like,

  • “You don’t know enough.”
  • “You don’t have enough to offer.”
  • “Who do you think you are?”

 

What if none of this is true and there is a huge group of people all waiting for you and your message?

What if your true purpose, joy, peace, success, all live in the quite nudges that we hear and our true task is to find the courage to walk right past all the doubting voices?

 My audacious claim – That is our job and the doubter in all of us will kill our dreams in a millisecond…if we let it!

Every second of every day we have the choice to choose our thoughts and beliefs. No doubting thought can steal our dream unless we choose to allow it.  Each of us has the task of keeping our dreams alive and creating our best life.

So how do we change the patterns of our thoughts and beliefs? It starts with knowing we get to choose!

But then there is another step – accepting responsibility!

We are responsible for each thought we choose to believe and the results the thoughts create.

Our power to create our life without limits lives in what we are responsible for. What we choose to be responsible for, we have the power to change.

We aren’t responsible for all the events in our life but we are responsible for what we choose to do with each event or experience.

We are responsible for the taking the challenging events and learning the lessons. We are responsible for sharing what we have learned so others can gain from our experience.

The choice is yours. Do you share your message our let it die inside you?

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

P.S.  We would love to share our Journal Of Discovery to help you discover, enquire and reveal your living journey. Put your name and email in at the top of this page and we will send it to your inbox today.

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Stuck in life

Are You Feeling Stuck In Life?

By | Personal Growth | 2 Comments

 Stuck in lifeIt’s easy to feel stuck in life.

In fact for most of us we travel through our day, and then the day’s turn into weeks and the weeks into years. The time passes, and we don’t give much thought to a life we would love to live until we hear a nagging whisper asking, “How did I get here?”

That nagging whispering voice is the voice of discontent. It’s discontent and longing that lets us know we are feeling stuck in life.

It’s when we don’t listen to the voice of discontent that we get stuck in life.

Discontent or longing is our clue that we were made for more. That we are not fulfilling our purpose. That there is more we are here to do and be.

Without discontent or longing there is no incentive to change and grow, to get unstuck in life.

Discontent was my clue that the corporate job that I had worked so hard to achieve was not my purpose in life even though I thought it was going to be my “dream job.”

Often we live our life based on what we hear, see or feel as a child.

We get stuck in life settling or living someone else’s dream, and not our own.

Here are 7 tips to move forward even if you feel stuck in life.

 #1. Examine your life and the discontent or longing.

Ask yourself, “What would I love?” to have and do in my life. Write down what you would love in 4 areas of your life.

  • In your health
  • relationships
  • career or vocation
  • and with time and money freedom.

What type of life would make your heart sing? Take the time to write it out in present tense and then to read and tweak it. Start your vision with, “I am grateful for,”  as a way to keep your vision in present tense and having a lot of vibrational energy. Include gratitude, and your 5 senses to your vision of the life you would love.

What would the life you would love feel like, smell like, taste like, look like or sound like?

#2. Ask yourself, if the vision you wrote,

  • excites you?
  • matches your core values?
  • requires that you grow?
  • requires help from a higher power?
  • has good for others?

If you answer yes to these questions you’re on the right track!

#3. Give your vision life! Record yourself stating what type of life you would love. I like to use my cell phone voice recorder and listen to it while I am driving in the car.  I also love to use a dream board and dream binder to add visuals to my vision. Your mind always thinks in pictures and a visual board or binder is an easy way to bring visuals to your vision.

One of my favorite mindset tips is to ask myself, “What would _________(fill in the blank with the man or woman you desire to be) do?

This is the question I ask myself any time I want to make a quantum leap or massive change in my life.

This works so wonderfully because it pulls you out of your old patterns of thoughts and it challenges you to think, feel, and behave as the person you desire to become would.

It brings your vision into your life!

#4. Keep your vision close to the forefront of your mind during the day. Have it in a place that you see it on a regular basis. Start and end your day visualizing the life you would love to live.

Give yourself triggers to think of your vision. I love using something you do very regularly as a trigger, for example every time you open a door or pick something up can be a trigger to bring your vision into your mind. Tape it on a mirror or in a place you will see it daily.

#5. Start each day with 3 actions that you can do, from where you are right now, that will bring you closer to your vision. Decide in advance what these are, and write them down and cross them off your list as you complete them.

#6. Be open to the ideas and opportunities that come your way. So many times we discount the opportunities that we have worked so hard to bring into our life based on our past experiences. Stay open to new ideas!

#7. Our minds are like sponges and we adopt the thoughts and attitudes of the people we are around. Pay attention to who you spend the most time with. Are they living a life you would love to live?

It’s critical to spend time with people that are doing what you would love to do. If you are feeling stuck in life you’ll be amazed how quickly your thoughts and ideas will change when you change your environment and with this your life changes!

 

We would love to hear your thoughts about how you get unstuck in your life.  Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. As always please feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

P.S. We would love to share our Journal Of Discovery to help you discover, your living  journey and get unstuck in your life. Put your name and email in at the top of this page and we will send it to your inbox today.

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Loss Can Be The Catalyst That Creates Your Life

Loss Can Be The Catalyst That Creates Your Best Life

By | Personal Growth | 4 Comments

We give our experiences in life an emotional identity.

It took me time to understand that.

The events in our lives are truly neutral, it’s our thoughts that give it the powerful emotion that we connect with the experience. The event or circumstance has no meaning until we give it meaning and every event and circumstance in our life you have the power to attach positive thinking and meaning to.

I know that some of you are thinking, that’s cr*p.

Truthfully to create your best life you have to be responsible for your experiences!

Watch this video and see the power of putting time between an event and the thought or meaning you give it.

We are not always responsible for the events in our life, but we are always responsible for our view of the experience. Each experience we choose how we view it. Often we accept the thoughts that have formulated from our past experiences as fact.

I remember saying, “I can’t believe this happened to me,” over and over again after my daughter died. I didn’t understand there was a place inside mw where I got to choose my view of the experience.

When we raise our awareness of these thoughts and change them we are taking control of our life.

We move from being a victim of our past to being responsible for our life. Here is where the loss or challenging event can be the catalyst that moves us forward to create and live a life without limits!

To create your best life begin with your thoughts. Ask yourself, “How do I view my most challenging life events?”

It’s this shift in thinking that is required to take control of our lives to move past the pain, grief, guilt,  emotions that we are holding onto from our past experiences.

We would love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below and as always feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

P.S. We would love to share our Journal Of Discovery to help you discover, inquire and reveal your living journey. Put your name and email in at the top of this page and we will send it to your inbox today.

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