Colette Morris writes about her life and business experiences and insights. She is passionate about Healthy Living, and giving back to society in any way she can. A very determined lady an excellent motivator and leader who loves a challenge. She is also a very down to earth and family orientated person. If you get value from her posts, be sure to leave a comment and let her know.

Colette Morris writes about her life and business experiences and insights. She is passionate about Healthy Living, and giving back to society in any way she can. A very determined lady an excellent motivator and leader who loves a challenge. She is also a very down to earth and family orientated person. If you get value from her posts, be sure to leave a comment and let her know.

Being Vulnerable is a Strength..

Today I want to talk about vulnerability.

Vulnerability comes from the Latin word for “wound,” vulnus. 

Most people think that being vulnerable is a weakness. Whilst you are feeling vulnerable this may be the case, but exposing your vulnerability in the right arena does help you to develop strength within.

Wounds heal.  – Colette Morris

Being vulnerable and sharing your vulnerability to others shows that you are being your authentic self, you are human, that you do have flaws.

The quote below is from the author Brené Brown – Rising to the top. It sums up really well what vulnerability is and isn’t.

For me becoming suddenly a single mother, home owner and responsible for my children’s futureI felt very vulnerable in many areas. Financially, I just didn’t have the resource available right away to help put food on the table and keep the roof over my head. Mentally, I wasn’t prepared for the stress and the strain of being a single parent with financial burdens and the future of my children at hand, but to stop my feeling this way I soon made these weaknesses a strength, it wasn’t easy, nothing ever is. I was lucky to have the support of friends and family, good mentors and business coaches to help me work things through.

Being vulnerable is not just on a personal relationship level, it can also be on a business level.  As a leader, being vulnerable is something that can be in several areas.   As a Manager, you may feel vulnerable whenever you have to talk to a co worker about their performance, or lateness or attendence levels, it can be difficult to approach, and it either is handled firmly, or sensitively depending on the circumstance.  Those are the vulnerability points within that role.

Business leaders make decisions that may open them up to being vulnerable daily, whether it is gently letting a buyer down, or making a decision about the future of the company which may affect the employees.

Some may argue that they cannot afford to be vulnerable, but there is vulnerability in everything, a decision, a circumstance or situation sometimes not in your control.

If you are feeling vulnerable right now, then seek help, talk to someone who you can trust who can help support you through mentoring, finance, advice and importantly help yourself to heal your own wounds, don’t rely on a Band-Aid to fix things, it does take time. Have faith and move forward with strength.

Is Your Imagination Holding You Back?

Bob Proctor also appeared on the Secret Movie by Rhonda Bryne, and he has been practising the Law of Attraction for many many years now.  Here are his thoughts on why so many of us are held back by our thoughts.

If you struggling to see where you are going, struggling to find purpose then watch this short video to help kick start your journey.

It was by studying the Law of Attraction, watching The Secret, reading the Secret and subsequent Law of Attraction books that helped me find myself and helped me to grow spiritually, mentally and develop a mindset of endurance and less resistance to situations happening around me. 

I began to look for the opportunities, and without fail they came.  When I lost sight of my inner consciousness and self, the opportunities dissappeared.  I have and am still learning, that you have to be consistent with your actions, and your thoughts on what you want in order to achieve what you want.

Let me know your thoughts….

 


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These 3 Sentences Will Change Your Life

Lisa Nichols appeared on The Secret, and is a revered motivational speaker. She suffered abuse at the hands of a partner, almost died and managed the strength to walk away.

Her book NO MATTER WHAT helped me through the toughest times of my life with its positivity and instrutions on how to create a world you want to be in.

 


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6 Tips To Get Out Of The Rut Financially

We all get stuck financially sometimes, but what can you do to get yourself out of a rut, especially one where money is involved. 

I was a single mother with 2 children, a mortgage I could just about afford, and a job that didnt pay me enough.  In the early days here are some of the things I did to help me get through the financial maze. 
It was one of the things that got me anxious about whether I was able to be a good parent, if I couldnt keep the roof over my children’s head. 
I was also looking at ways I could earn extra money, but stay at home to be around them. 
It is a very stressful and worrying time to have a lack of money to do the basics like pay bills, and purchase food.  Here I was in that situation, as my back was against the wall a few times.  I was just too stubborn and proud to ask for help. 

1. Get Help from a professional

If you are struggling with your finances, now is a good time to get a review done of your outgoings and income.  Having a new fresh pair of eyes on the situation can help you save where possibly you can see.  If you have a friend who you can trust, or go along to the bank, the staff there are happy to help you review your finances.
Wise up with your finances.  A great resource for me was Smart Women Finish Rich – David Bach a trusted financial expert.  You can go to his site Davidbach.com for some great tips on finance. 

2. Review / Reduce your outgoings

This is something I had to do when I lost a big chunk of income in my life.  I found going through my statements a really good way to see what I was spending money on.  It helped me to cut down on direct debits I ‘forgot’ about, the old gym membership that was ticking away each month, but I was not utilising it, other direct debits I totally forgot and for which they were not adding any value.  Reduced my Sky packages, and reviewed my telephone line deals, mobile deals, insurance deals.  I really started looking at all the ways I could save money and reduce my outgoings.

3. Put Savings Plan in Place

It doesnt matter how small your savings plan is, start by putting one in place now, even if it is £10 a week.   You can increase thisd when you get more income, but having something put down as a rainy day helps.  You can find some great savings plans online, just make sure you do the research. 

4. Look at your debt

When I looked over my 3 credit cards, and the size of the minimum repayments, this freeked me out. 
I took advice from the Money Supermarket site and looked at the credit card that had the highest interest rate, and began to include additional payments to pay this off first.
With the other two cards, I just kept paying the minimum amount (pro tip: set this up as a standing order so that you dont get charged for missed payments) on them until I paid off the card that had the highest interest rate. 
Once card 1, was paid off (took me 18 months), then I looked at the next highest interest rate and paid the same amount I was paying for the previous card  plus a bit extra to repay the second card down, this one I managed to reduce within 8 months. 
The final card I had more money due to not paying for the two previous cards, so this one I paid off quickly.
You can also call your card holders and negotiate a payment plan with them while you pay off for the other cards.  You can find out more by visiting here   www.moneysupermarket.com

5. Review Your Job Situation

If your current job is not paying you enough, then it it time to look for one that will.  Too often we under value ourselves, and our abilities. I know I did, until I was forced to upgrade due to ‘needing more’
I looked at my current skill set, and reviwed my Resume.  I then applied for other higher paid jobs, and ensured I upskilled myself at the same time.  I went into interviews with an air of confidence about me, and yes I got a higher paid job, which helped considerably. 

6. Look at Creating a Plan B

I didnt have a Plan B for if my partner suddenly walked out, that I could live independently without the salary. 
So, I quickly realised that I needed to put a Plan B in place. 
I was looking around to see what I could do to build residual income on the side, without jeopardising my full time job and this is where Network Marketing came into my live.
There are not too many areas that can generate residual income for you outside of
a) becoming an author (publishing rights)
b) becoming a produced of music (music publishing rights)
c) becoming a play right etc… you get the drift
Yes they all receive royalty  for writing, producing something ONCE, and if it is played, read, sold, they get paid over and over again.  That is residual income!

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5 Tips To Help You Find You..

 

It took me nearly 5 years to find out who I was, after going through a relationship breakdown. Many of us go through life without really understanding who we are, what we like, what we don’t like, and where we want to be in life.

I went from being a teenager living at home, daughter and big sister, to being a partner, moving in with my then boyfriend who later became my husband. Then became a mother and in all of this time didn’t really have time to find me.

Sounds familiar?

So when I went through my relationship breakdown, I took some time out to try and find me, to try and find you the real me was not this person who was mother daughter, sister, friend.

To hear some tips I hope you find useful because it the stages really did help me to find myself and I hope they will help you too.

1. Love yourself

when you truly love yourself, no one will ever hurt your spirit or the real you again. Learn to love who you truly are. Ask your family and friends what they feel are your best qualities, you’ll be surprised what they put out and send back to you.

Begin to value yourself, you have a lot to give not only to yourself but to those around you.

Look deep within and ask yourself the following:

What are my favourite foods, colours, music?

What don’t I like in a person? Do I have any of these qualities? How can I make a change to remove them?

What do I like in a person? Do I have these qualities myself?

What am I passionate about in life?

What would I like to change in my life/ about myself?

What are my strengths? You might want to ask your friends and family about this one.

What are my weaknesses.

What is the best thing I like about me?

When you can truly answer all of these questions you have a better picture of who you are. You will begin to see who your authentic self is, you begin to have peace within yourself knowing that no one can take away the essence of who you are

2. Be Selfish

I found this one really hard to do, because I am a selfless person and I love to help people sometimes to my own detriment. There is a time where you need to be selfish. You need to put yourself first. When you realise that your own mental health is more important than trying to support someone else you will begin to understand the selfishness to keep you sane and keep you healthy.

When was the last time you treated yourself?

Say no to people, Saying no does not mean you’re mean person. And you should never feel guilty either. This I found really hard to do, but eventually if you explain to people why you cannot take certain things on they do understand and no they don’t shoot you down for it.

3. Dream Again

You may have had dreams at the start of a relationship, but for whatever reason those dreams got batted down or simply got put away. Now is the time to bring them back up again. I found using a vision board really useful if you’re not sure what a vision board is you can google and find out. Basically cut out the things that you want in life and this could be pictures that represent what you want out of life if it’s a loving relationship find a Picture of a couple in love, if you’d like to go on a cruise where would you like to go? If you want a new car, what car, what colour, what interior, if you wanna go on holiday where do you want to go? Get the picture? No dream is to bake, but don’t dream small because you’ll be disappointed if you get them.

4. Surround yourself with positive people

If you find yourself surrounded by friends who are always moaning and complaining, this isn’t going to help you. You need to be around people who are forwardthinking, positive thinking, and who want to do more be more have more in life. This really motivated me and one of the reasons why joining a network marketing company can help you with the positivity around you. No I’m not advocating this for everyone these are my thoughts.

You can join meet up groups that are local to you, and there is a meet up group for every single type of activity you can think of.

Don’t be shy to start conversations with new people, you never know you may meet this way and the people that you talk could be your gateway to your next opportunity.

5. Re-connect with your inner spiritual self

When you have an attitude of gratitude you will start to see things differently.

For me I found keeping a journal really helped, I wrote down all my thoughts and my feelings on a day-to-day basis, along with all the things that I was grateful for. Your core being is your stabiliser physically, emotionally and mentally and you need to reconnect with that, this can be done through meditation, through yoga through prayer.

Find a way to help yourself destress, to help you be at peace. Listening to music, going for long walks, yoga, anything to relax the mind. So these are some of the things I initially did to help get me back on track.  Throughout my blog I will be sharing more so keep tuning in, and do let me know what you have found useful. 

Love to hear from you!

 


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