Change Will Do You Good

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“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” — Peter Drucker, Businessman (my emphasis added)

 

Change can totally freak us out. And it’s sometimes small, inconsequential changes that can throw us for the biggest loop: our favorite store upgrades their look and changes the placement of the products we usually buy; our email provider changes the interface; the post office changes our carrier’s route so we get our mail in the afternoon instead of in the mornings….

In truth, change is our friend—it’s chock-full of opportunity. It shakes up the same old routine that we habitually follow. It can give us space and breathing room to do things a little differently, which can make all the difference on the pathway to our dreams.

Change can’t always be avoided or stopped. So, when it happens, pause and think about what else can be “hooked onto” this and be tweaked for the better. For instance, if your email provider rearranges the interface, perhaps it’s a great time to organize your messages into folders so the information you need is at your fingertips. If your favorite store shifts items around, perhaps it’s an opportunity to discover another product that’s more effective or a better price than the one you’ve habitually purchased.

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Your homework today is to embrace change and make it work for you. At first it might be a little inconvenient or uncomfortable but soon you’ll seamlessly assimilate the change into your life and wonder how you managed without it!

Embrace change; make it work for you! You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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Break It Up!

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Remember to break the steps on the path to your dreams into small pieces. Break those into little bits. Then those can be broken into tiny morsels of fun—tasks small enough that you can do them quickly and easily.

It’s such a great feeling to take steps toward your dreams!

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Your homework today is to revisit the steps you’ve planned that will take you to your dreams. Break them into small bits, tiny morsels, and even itty bitty drops. It’s absolutely fine to break steps into very small increments—whatever size you need in order to move forward.

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

You Are….

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You are cool just the way you are.

Your dreams were given to you on purpose.

You have what it takes to achieve your dreams.

You are the one best equipped and best able to achieve your particular dreams.

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Your homework today is to trust in your dreams and believe that you can do it. Then take the next step!

You can do it. Yay you!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Your Greatness

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We are all made for greatness. Your greatness does not look like anyone else’s; your greatness is unique to you.

Your greatness may have nothing to do with making millions of dollars. It may not have anything to do with becoming famous. Your greatness may not be about solving one of the problems that has plagued humankind for millennia.

Don’t limit yourself or your greatness to one of these narrow definitions. Break out, open up, and expand your understanding of true greatness so you see yours and step into the fullness of it.

Release your brand of greatness!

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Your homework is to be yourself and embrace your unique gifts and talents—release your greatness! Then take the next step on the path to your dreams!

You can do it! Go you!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

This Week

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“A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.” ~H. Stanley Judd, Writer

 

Before you start your weekend, take a moment to review your week as well as think about the upcoming week.

Is there anything you’d tweak such doing more to limit your time with people who are downers who make you feel bad about yourself? Do you need to increase your knowledge or brush up your skills in order to take the next step? Do you need to get rid of the time wasters in your life such as mindless TV and spending too much time on social media sites?

What accomplishments did you have this week? What things worked out well for you? What insights occurred to you? What progress have you made?

In looking at the upcoming week, can you find a few pockets of time where you can do a little something extra to help yourself move forward toward your dreams? Can you rearrange your schedule to free up a additional time that you can devote to your dreams?

With these questions answered you can plan a more realistic schedule for the upcoming week.

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Your homework today is to CELEBRATE your progress and achievements this week. No matter how small, they are worthy of your acknowledgement. You deserve a big pat on the back!

You are awesome for the work you’re doing. Awesome!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Why Some People Are Successful

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“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, DO NOT go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” ~Bruce Lee (my emphasis added)

 

Do you ever stop to understand exactly why some people are successful—what they are doing that makes them a success? It seems that others have already done this and it’s spawned a whole industry centered on how-to achieve success.

I’m sure you’ve seen the books, articles, seminars, workshops, and the like, about the habits of effective people, which careers have large salaries, what industries spawn the most millionaires, where to invest, etc..

And all this information is true: successful people do make more sales calls than others, they are in the office earlier, they do continually learn in their field, they are more apt to be better at networking than others, among other skills and habits they employ.

But it isn’t these particular skills that makes them successful. The reason they are successful is because they are fully immersed in their passions.

They discovered their passion by being themselves.

They started out in small areas of their lives by being brave and following their instincts and what they knew to be right and true for them. By doing this, they discovered interests that they then followed. And those interests led them to their passions.

Successful people are so deeply interested in their particular passion, or passions, that they are fixated and obsessed with it. It’s fun for them to learn more about it. It’s a blast for them to study the tiny details about it. When they sleep, they dream about it and they can’t wait to wake up in the morning so they can get back at it. They’re having so much fun that not only do they not care what others think but they’re so focused on the pleasure and satisfaction that they’re getting that they don’t even notice what others are thinking or saying about them!

It’s their full commitment and immersion in their passion that automatically has them studying, making calls, meeting people, brainstorming, and the like, that then catapults them to success.

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Your homework today is to be yourself: follow your interests, which will lead you to your passion. Once you find your passion, dive in head first—no holds barred!

You can do it—it’ll be so much FUN!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

 

 

Be Who You Are

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You may as well be yourself; you aren’t very good at being someone else. Even if you manage to pull it off to others, inside you feel like an imposter, or perhaps even a jerk, for lying about who you truly are.

It’s in being who you truly are that you tap into and release your unique brand of genius. And it’s in expressing your genius—another way to say ‘going for your dreams’—that you live the life your soul yearns for and your heart has imagined.

This is the life for which you are destined. 

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Your homework today is to GO FOR IT! Be totally and completely The Authentic You that you are at this very moment. You will grow and develop and become more skilled and wiser. You and your distinctive style of brilliance will evolve over time, becoming deeper and wider.

At every moment embrace you, be you, express you. This is how you live your life to the full!

Then take your next step!

I know you can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Crafting a soul-prospering life.