By January 31, 2019 I will have my Bachelor’s in Science in Nutrition Science from Kaplan University. This will set me up to be a professional health and wellness coach. I will be providing services to anyone whether they can afford a coach or not. My business already has a name also! But that will be private for a little while. What I just wrote out is my vision. Proverbs 29:18 says “Without vision, people perish.”
Do you have a vision for your life? Do you know what you want? Your imagination is your vision. There is no right or wrong on this. It is simply: what do you want? If you could do ANYTHING in your life, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to dream to big. I was told a few years ago, by Reggie Cochran that the only difference between dreaming big and dreaming small is the amount of action steps it will take to make it a reality.
You may have a dream to get out of debt. And that is good. But what is better is to get out of debt and have a $1,000,000 in the bank. What would this do for you personally? What would this do for your family? What would this do for your neighborhood/community? Don’t be afraid to dream bigger than you’ve been told you should!
So, call to action: what do you want to do? Contact me and let’s talk and make your dream a reality!
When I first decided to change my own life I was thinking, “can I do this? What if I’m not smart enough? What if I fail?” But along the way I met people who said, “what if you try?” And eventually I started trying something new. I am still trying new things. And in fact, one of the new things I’m doing is going back to school. And I’m getting a 98% in one class and a 99% in my other class. And I still have some projects to finish, plus 1 final exam. My friend, try something new. Need help? I’m here…
Mohini was a magnificent white tiger that lived in the US’s National Zoo in Washington DC in the 1960s. Mohini was a special gift presented to the US president Eisenhower, and the US people. The Zoo started a major project to build a large enclosure for Mohini, their star attraction. The enclosure would simulate Mohini’s natural habitat as closely as possible. It would have many acres of lush forest with rolling hills and a large pond. It would be Mohini playground for her to stretch and express her natural self as one of nature’s most splendid and powerful creatures. Meanwhile, while the large enclosure was being built, Mohini was kept in a 12 x 12 feet cage with iron bars and cement floor. Mohini would pace around ceaselessly in this cage while her eventual home was being built. Finally, the enclosure was completed and the big day of releasing Mohini into it had arrived. A large excited crowd had gathered to witness this much awaited event. To everyone’s surprise, instead of frolicking in joy in her new sprawling enclosure, Mohini headed straight for a perimeter wall at the enclosure’s edge. At the wall, Mohini started to pace around in an imaginary cage, just like the way she had while waiting for the enclosure to be build. Mohini stayed in this tiny corner at the wall for the remainder of her life, oblivious to the freedom and choices she had.
How many of us live our lives in a cage like Mohini lived in? We deserve more! A lot more!!! So what can you do? Yesterday in church my pastor talked about this. There are 4 things that can help he taught.
- Redeem the routines. What are you doing that allow time to be redeemed? Are you getting ready for the day? Listen to a audiobook. Are you driving for 20-30 minutes? Same thing. Get creative. And have fun with this.
- Reduce the hurry in life. Slow down and make some time in your schedule to just rest. Carl Jung said “Hurry is not of the devil, hurry is the devil.” And he is right on target!
- Regularly meditate the Word. Yes, I said the Word. Go beyond meditating on the word to really thinking on The Word itself. You will be amazed at the results you get!
- Finally, review and renew life paths. Is what you’re doing working? If it isn’t maybe it’s time to change some things. Failure is only failure if you quit. You can change how you do things as often as you need to.
When you make the commitment to live clean you have 3 choices. You can choose to have a good clean life, a better clean life or the best clean life. What does this look like?
Good means choosing these options:
- fresh fruits and vegetable, not organic at all
- meats that are kind of low fat
- cleaners that are okay, but the chemicals may not be the safest you could choose
- no supplements
- minimal exercise
- not really making too many other changes
Better is this:
- some organic fruits and vegetables, this is a little better because you are choosing more organic
- more grass fed meats and healthier proteins, but still some that aren’t that way
- vitamins and supplements to help you be even healthier
- cleaners that are better for you and your family
- exercise that pushes you a little more than you are used to
Best is this:
- all organic
- completely Mediterranean diet.
- only clean living household cleaners
- exercise pushes you to your limit, you probably have a personal trainer. You see the benefits of this and decide it’s worth the investment
- You’re life is all about being as healthy as possible, and even worth spending the money to make it happen.
We all have choices to make in life. We all have 24 hours each day, whether you are rich or poor. The difference between the rich and poor I’ve learned is how they spend the 24 hours. If you choose that you want a life that is best, you will probably have to make some sacrifices for the short term so you can have what you want for the long term. It’s been said that entrepreneurs work 80 hours a week for 3 to 5 years to get the life others only dream of. I am proudly an entrepreneur. If you want to know more about what I do, reply here and we will connect. I’m also on Facebook. My business page is called Malissa Carole.
Start with an idea. Get creative!
- What would I do if there was no limitations?
- If cost wasn’t a factor?
- If I could do anything?
- What if I did this?
- Is the timing right for me, right now?
- What will this idea accomplish?
- Is this something I can put my heart into right now?
What is the purpose behind this?
- Why should I do this?
- Is this just for me, or is this something that will help others too?
- There is absolutely nothing wrong with setting a goal that is just for yourself. In 2011 I decided to learn to get healthy after hitting rock bottom. That first goal has allowed me to grow to where I can and do help others. But it started off as a goal that was just for myself. Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish. You can’t take care of others unless you do.
What are the reason(s) that will push me forward when I want to quit or say “I can’t do this anymore?” (This is your determination)
What will be the action steps I will need to follow to make this successful?
- What are your goals?
- The action steps will get your goal set.
- How much time do you need to accomplish this?
- If it is more than a year, you will need to set up mini-goals.
- Do you need some partners to help you accomplish this?
- Do you need to hire someone to help you?
- Do you need a coach?
- If you need a coach who knows how to set goals and can help, comment below and I can help.
Follow this, and SUCCESS is inevitable!
“I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.” Joel Osteen
At one time or another I think we all ask why are we here. I have asked that question more times than I can count. To get the answer most of the time I go to my mentor, Dr. Reggie Cochran. If we want to have a successful life we have to know what we want. Knowing our purpose will help us define that. I think about it this way, if we know what we want then it will be easy to define how to get it. But maybe you are just thinking about this. So where do you start? What I’ve done is to get input from Reggie. But I also did my own research to work on this myself. And I have asked myself some hard questions.
- What am I good at?
- What do others see in me?
- If I could do whatever I want, irregardless of the cost, what would it be?
Beyond that, you need to ask some additional questions:
- Am I willing to devote myself to pursuing this in my life
- Do my skills, attitude, and desires allow me to do this?
- By the way, if attitude and desires line up but skills are lacking: you can get training
- Do I need the training to get skills to pursue this?
- Am I willing to invest in myself to get the training I need?
So, my blog is about clean living. What does purpose have to do with Clean Living? I define clean living this way: Living in such a way that your mind and body and environment are free from anything dirty. This includes our mindset. If you are living clean then you will have a much easier time determining your purpose.