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Pep Rally! Something Good WILL Happen!

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Something good–helpful–will happen; it always does.
Oftentimes we want the solution to our problems RIGHT NOW!!   It doesn’t always happen this way.  Usually, we have to be inventive, do our homework, and search for additional help and support–with some hand-wringing and nail biting thrown in–before we figure it out.  
Remember, too, that it isn’t unusual that resources come our way just in the nick of time.   The good news is that “just in the nick of time” is all we need!
In the meantime, help the “something good” come to you by:
~Staying positive – keep telling yourself “I can do this.”  “All is well”  “Everything is working out for my best.”  “I am capable, I am competent, I am strong.  I am smart.”
~Staying productive, not just busy.  Finish task, work on projects that will take you farther down your path, that will help you get ahead.

~Staying alert to opportunities and remembering that they often come to you disguised as hard work.  Eagerly roll up your sleeves and get to work because this hard work will probably thrust you into your breakthrough!

Here are pep statements to say over and over and over to yourself:
This setback is actually a set-up for something fantastic for me!
I have what it takes!
I’m smart, I’m strong, I’m creative, I’m tough, I’m inventive, I’m resilient!
My breakthrough is just around the corner.
I can do this and I AM doing this!
All is well.
I believe in you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

Pep Rally! No, NOT Today!!!!!!!!!

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You may be in the fight of your life right now–one that’s taking every ounce of your strength and every drop of your ingenuity to stay alive.

When I’ve been in situations like this, what I found to be most discouraging were the naysayers and the Negative Nellies and Dismal Daves telling me I was going down this time. I had moments when things really did look dismal and I was close, so very very close, to agreeing with the gloomy doom-eys and I was just about ready to throw in the towel.

During one of these tough patches, I remember being in the car and searching for peppy songs on the radio–something to lift my spirits. Randomly, I stopped on a station in the middle of a song and I heard the lyrics “…No! Not today!…” That stuck with me and it was just the boost I needed to help me dig my heels in one more time.

That statement empowered me and I felt the strength stirring again. Repeating the statement frequently, sometimes every moment, helped keep me going.

Your situation may look bleak and the overall odds may not be in your favor at this time, and maybe when it’s all said and done this situation will eventually get the best of you. But for right now, tell yourself: NO! NOT TODAY!!!

NO! NOT TODAY!!!!

Whenever you’re feeling that you have no options, or that giving up is your only option, I encourage you to say to yourself   No! NOT today!

Say it as often as you need to each moment of each day and let its power push you through the “impossible” parts.

You can do it; I believe in you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Rally! You CAN Figure it Out!

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You can do it; you CAN figure it out!
No matter what Life throws at you and no matter what obstacles are in your path, you have the intelligence, creativity, and inventiveness to figure it out.  It may not be easy, but you can do it; you have what it takes.

Setbacks can be very disheartening but you’ll also find that they may point you in another, better, direction. They’ll also challenge you to find the sleeping giant within. Brush off your skills of resourcefulness and ingenuity and use them to help yourself figure “it” out.

Remember that you don’t have to go the whole way alone. You can do research on the Internet and in your local library; you can talk to others who have experienced something similar to what you’re going through; you can bounce ideas off a trusted friend or loved one; you can take classes online or at a school; you can read books or magazines…. There are plenty of resources out there that’ll support you in figuring it out.

Trust in yourself–your know-how, your curiosity, the gifts inside of you, and your determination–and you WILL figure it out!

In other words, you WILL figure it out by::

~Putting on your thinking cap;

~Roll up your sleeves;

~Every moment strengthening your spirit and your resolve with pep statements;

~Pressing onward no matter what!

 

You CAN do it, you WILL do it, and you ARE doing it!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Talks! You Have What it Takes!

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You have what it takes!

You are fully loaded with all the raw materials–the talents, abilities, gifts, native intelligence–you’ll need to achieve the soul-prospering life you dream of.

Like all of us, there are some things you’re naturally good at. You may not need to practice that much in order to have above average skills and performance. But, like all of us, there are other things you aren’t very good at. Although you’re interested in the activity, you have to work at it. That’s okay! Roll up your sleeves and develop your skills and abilities in the area of this particular interest.

Just because you aren’t immediately and naturally good at a task or activity does not mean you don’t have a talent or ability in this area. If you have an interest, then there is a skill or talent inside you that corresponds to this interest.

Sure, others may be naturally talented and “better than” you, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t or aren’t allowed to pursue your interest to the fullest that you can. Think of Michael Jordan and Larry Byrd, both Hall of Fame basketball players. It’s clear that Michael Jordan is more naturally talented than Larry Byrd but because of Larry’s unrelenting dedication and his incredible practice ethic, he, too, was a top player in the NBA–right alongside Michael Jordan–and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Whether or not you become the equivalent of a Hall of Famer as have Larry Byrd and Michael Jordan, you can still develop your latent abilities and talents as much as you can and all the while enjoy them to the fullest extent.

It’s all about the enjoyment you give yourself, your loved ones, and others around you. It isn’t about being famous, it’s about enjoying who you are and sharing that with others.

You CAN do this because you DO have what it takes!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Talks! YOU are Made for MORE!

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Whether you have had wonderful achievements and may now be sitting at the pinnacle of success or if you are 50, 60, 70…and still don’t have your act together,

You are made for more!!

You are jam-packed full of talents, gifts, and abilities waiting for you to develop them and use them in your life–for you and your family’s benefit and also for the benefit of others around you!

Up until now you may have felt that your place was on the sidelines of life watching other people doing interesting things and enjoying wonderful lives. You can have that, too, because

You are made for more!

It doesn’t make sense to have dreams and desires, talents and gifts and not be “allowed to” develop them for yourself, your loved ones, and others to enjoy.

Last week we talked about Mother Nature’s bounty and how she’s all about abundance. This abundance is for you, too!

You are made for more!

Believe this because it’s true and get going on your dreams and your soul-prospering life!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Pep Talks: 12 Statements to Start Your Week Off Right

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I want to help you get the week off to a great start and today’s post contains 12 statements you can make to yourself first thing in the morning, throughout your day, and the last thoughts before bedtime.

You may not believe it but you do have what it takes. The day and week ahead may seem daunting but it’s manageable when you take it one little piece at a time. Don’t look too far ahead down the road and DO NOT look behind, especially don’t do this in judgment of yourself–harsh judgment in particular.

In spite of your circumstances, and instead of waking up with dread and misgivings and fretting, tell yourself that you can’t wait to see the good that will come to you today and the beauty that you’ll see along the way. Even if it feels like a lie and the most outlandish thing to think about the day, think it anyway. You need to retrain your mind and starting with your thoughts and your attitudes at the beginning of the day is a great place to start.

Here are some pep statements you can say to yourself in the morning, especially as you’re brushing your teeth and washing up in front of the mirror. Look at yourself. Right in the eyes. SMILE at yourself–in spite of the toothbrush in your mouth!–and say these statements with as much enthusiasm and pep as you can:

I have what it takes;

 

No matter what, I can and I will figure it out;

 

I can take care of myself; I can stand on my own two feet;

 

I have resources I can turn to that will support me as I figure it out;

 

I am talented and smart;

 

I am creative and can think of new and interesting and fun ways to use my talents, my abilities, my skills and my knowledge in ground-breaking ways to help myself;

 

All the raw materials I need to build my soul-prospering life are already within me;

 

I am strong, I am capable, I am competent; I am well able;

 

I am locked and loaded for victory and for greatness in my own life;

 

My life is the perfect fit for me and I am a perfect fit for my life:

 

I am approved, anointed, and I have the authority to live my life my way;

 

I am the only one who can live my life successfully, with majesty and greatness–no one else can do it; only I can!

 

Now stand straight and tall with your shoulders back and your head held high, looking the world square in the face. Now go out there and craft your soul-prospering life!

You can do it, I am very very sure of it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Your Environment: Why, What’s the Point?

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Yes, yes, yes…we’ve all heard about the health and well-being benefits of spending time in Mother Nature: lowers stress which lowers blood pressure and stress hormones, promotes well-being because communing with Mother Nature stimulates the production of endorphins and the like. We sleep better, feel better, look better, and behave better.

But, what’s the point? How is this going to help you craft a soul-prospering life?

When your healthy and you feel good about yourself, you tend to be more positive, optimistic, and resilient. This increases your self esteem and confidence, which directly supports your creativity.

It’s through self esteem, confidence, and creativity that provides the fertile ground for your dreams to be nurtured and grow, eventually taking flight and bringing you along with them.

But what if it’s just too difficult for you to take a few moments to gaze out your window, much less step outside? And forget about spending an hour or an afternoon in Nature?!

No worries!

Have fresh flowers or a live plant in your home and office can help. Spending a few moments looking at the plant or flowers can boost your well-being.

But what if you have a black thumb or you don’t have extra in the budget for flowers or a plant?

No worries!

Researchers have shown people can still reduce stress and increase concentration and effectiveness by looking at pictures of nature as well as watching nature videos and documentaries.

There are many ways for you to enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature. Which ones will you choose for yourself? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about Your Environment: Home Sweet Home and Whistle While You Work!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren