Harness Your Obstacles and Accomplish Your Q4 Goals in 4 Steps!

Harness Your Obstacles and Accomplish Your Q4 Goals in 4 Steps!

It’s nearly October, which means we are entering the LAST quarter of the year. By now, you are probably either freaking out and scrambling to brainstorm ideas of services / products / insert whatever to sell OR you are super prepared and on track with your content marketing and all that jazz.

I have a feeling you are in the former category. Like myself.

The world doesn’t often take into account our obstacles and unique challenges - whatever we have going on behind the scenes mentally, emotionally, physically - and it is certainly time we do that by figuring out how to make our goals work for us that works around our challenges and makes room for us to take breathers, take care of ourselves and/or others, and still grow.

Read on for steps to harness your obstacles so that you can achieve your goals by end of the year!

Top 5 Things I Learned at my Mastermind Retreat

Top 5 Things I Learned at my Mastermind Retreat

Earlier this month, I spent three amazing days with my mastermind sisters and coach in Upstate, NY. It was an experience that I am grateful to have been on - and not for reasons you think. We all hear about how mastermind retreats are life-changing, and they are. But for me, the highlight was how it truly set me free in more ways than one.

Here are the 5 things I learned in the company of inspiring women who are doing amazing things!

4 Ways to Deal with Your Inner Critic {and how you can let it fuel you instead!}

4 Ways to Deal with Your Inner Critic {and how you can let it fuel you instead!}

We are abundantly self-critical in a negative, loud, and persistent way. That type of dialogue is unrelenting, and if we don’t know what to do to quiet it down, it can and will affect how we show up for our businesses, our clients, and potential opportunities for growth and success.

Here are 4 ways that will help strengthen the self-loving dialogue and create an abundance of that you can quickly use in times of bubbling self-criticism so you can thrive in life and business.

Why We Struggle to Step Outside of Our Comfort Zone

Why We Struggle to Step Outside of Our Comfort Zone

For most of my life, traveling alone seemed lonely, filled with unseen dangers and unpredictable outcomes. It also would have been stressful for my family, who is prone to excessive worry and quick to share fear-filled rhetoric - just like many old-fashioned Italian parents typically are. Growing up, it just seemed safer all around - for all of our sanity - to wait until marriage to travel anywhere. Anytime I’d dream of taking road trips or going on month-long backpacking trips, or even think about doing a semester abroad, I’d be overcome by fear. It became much more comfortable to stay where I was.

How to Love Video When Feeling Like an Impostor

How to Love Video When Feeling Like an Impostor

All this week, I was consumed with how I sounded or looked in an online interview I did. Because the interview played on a loop in my mind for the rest of the week - and the only track playing was very negative, by the way - I realized that you may also be feeling the love lost when it comes to video. I thought I’d share the few tips that have been helpful to me on how you can love video when you feel like it just isn’t kind to you.

How to Apply Grace When Dealing with Overwhelm

How to Apply Grace When Dealing with Overwhelm

From the moment we wake up, we begin mentally listing #allthethings we have to do and get done. We tackle the day with pressure, unrealistic expectations, and a heaping dose of dread. This business is supposed to be freeing and fun, yet it is anything but. Are you done with this kinda living day to day? Then let’s get right to the how of dealing with overwhelm like the wonderful human you are - by applying grace in every moment.

How to Kill Negative Thoughts before They Sabotage You!

How to Kill Negative Thoughts before They Sabotage You!

ROTTEN APPLE, ROTTEN SOUL

Sometimes you may say negative, critical, harsh, judgmental things to yourself. Sometimes they may seem harmless, silly, or spur of the moment. For example, when you are clumsy, you call yourself inattentive or foolish or ungraceful. When you eat a bag of chips you wish you didn't, you call yourself fat, stupid, will-less, weak. When you don't get a call back or don't get a "well-done" at work or school or home, you call yourself not good enough, not smart enough, or not attractive enough. Those words you tell yourself may have lasted all of a hot second. You don't give another thought to what what you said to yourself for the rest of the day.

However, my friends, your body notices. Your soul notices. Your mind notices. Soon, who you are begins to reflect what you have said to yourself.

How to go from Fearful to Confident

How to go from Fearful to Confident

Have you ever felt like you couldn't overcome a fear because it was so paralyzing?

I have felt like this time and time again. No matter how much I tried, I would stay stuck in place. Cemented, more like. Nauseous, overwhelmed, and defeated. Sometimes fear would overcome me over the seemingly silliest, littlest things. More often than not, those fears were driven by what I thought others would think. Crazy, right?

The point is that what we think other people think can have a hold over us. It can keep us from chasing after our dreams, from enjoying the things we truly love. We end up playing small for fear of judgement, for fear of looking stupid, for fear of failure. Maybe we care too much about what other people think.  Change happens when we decide to face our fears for ourselves.  Maybe if it is too much and you want courage and encouragement, find a set of people you can surround yourself with that leads to success for you. You can join a virtual support network of people who share the same dreams and goals if you cannot find others in your own workplace, home, or community.