5 Ways to Set Goals for 2020

  1. Write them down in a journal, notebook or whiteboard.
  2. Give them a timeline and stick to it.
  3. Hold yourself accountable by telling someone you trust to help you stay on track.
  4. Speak it into existence daily.
  5. Pray about it constantly. God hears you and He’s working on helping you achieve your purpose.

Any goal you set is achievable if you are consistent, persevere and have self-discipline. I’m so proud of you!

Goal Crusher

I am a goal crusher. I have set many goals my whole life because I wanted certain things. Even more when people have told me I couldn’t, shouldn’t or wouldn’t.

I completed and did well on the first two components of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher! I have two more components to complete and crush!

I have 6 or more goals into play right now simultaneously. These goals are things that are important to me. They affect me and others in a good, positive way.

I am so thankful to God for creating me to be His daughter led by Him for His purpose in my life. He loves me so much. I am grateful and thankful everyday for His provisions, guidance, love, and trust of what He has given to me to do in this life.

I use my life to create world changers just like me. As a Teacher, I create them daily by speaking positively into young children. I teach them social and academic skills to move them into the future. As an Author, I create them by reminding everyone that they are created on purpose, for a purpose of their very own to share with others. Creating, encouraging and inspiring make me very happy. I love to share those things with others. These, are those things that make goal crushing so easy for me.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged, inspired and prayed for me. You are true friends of mine, even if we have never met. I am grateful and thankful for you! Please continue to do so. I am always in need of prayer. We all are!

If you are creating goals, working on goals and have accomplished goals, know that I am very proud of you and praying for you as well. Let me know what your goals are. I am excited for you and all your accomplishments.

For those who are thinking about goals you want to accomplish, consider doing these things:

  1. Write them down in a journal, notebook or whiteboard.
  2. Give them a timeline and stick to it.
  3. Hold yourself accountable by telling someone you trust to help you stay on track.
  4. Speak it into existence daily.
  5. Pray about it constantly. God hears you and He’s working on helping you achieve your purpose.

Your goals begin with YOU! If You believe it, You can achieve it! It will not be easy, but it will be Worth it! I Believe in YOU! So go Crush some Goals!

“I need to change!”

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Transformation begins with believing:  “I need to change!” Wow! Have you ever said that to yourself or to someone else?  

I’ve said it a million times over my past lifetime.  But never to really claim it and do something about it that changed my life.  Until……….August 2018. I had researched DFIT and became intrigued with the testimonies and felt in my spirit that this team of regular people could help me.  I was finally ready!

This program has changed my life and the lives of those around me.  I don’t even looked like I did a year ago. I look in the mirror and think, “Who is that girl?”  Then I smiled because she looks great!

I’ve inspired people at work to look at their lives and change as well.  What you do affects others. Are you ready for that? Are you ready to change your life and others?  What would the impact be if you did? What would it be if you didn’t?

Recently, I asked these wonderful people, “Why do you do what you do?”  Here are their responses:

“People are unhealthy!  I want others to experience what I experienced, a healthy change!” -Demetrius Farrior, Personal Trainer.  www.dfittransformation.com

“I have worked with people that have mental health issues.  Medication doesn’t fix their problems, it’s something that goes way deeper.  I feel I can be one out of many that can address these issues and truly make a difference in someone’s life.” Ezekiel Nelson, Licensed Massage Therapist.  https://www.shopheavenlyessential.com    

“I do it because someone helped me do it and because I LOVE having the opportunity to help people virtually.  Because it’s my way of sharing God with others; because He is a God of Order. Andrea Anderson, President, Productive Environment Institute.  www.dfittransformation.com

Purpose begins with a LOVE of what you are doing.  Your WHY comes while you’re doing it!

My transformation didn’t begin as a LOVE, but a BECAUSE.   It became a LOVE eventually and then my WHY came!  

Transformation doesn’t just change your body, it changes every area of your life! It’s time for YOUR BECAUSE, LOVE, and WHY!  Take a Chance, make a Change! Become Transformed!  You will totally LOVE the new YOU!

Organizing for Transformation Webcast | How Teacher & Author, Lola Brooks, Transformed Her Body and Her Life in Less Than 1 Year

Tune in tomorrow at 2:30 ET

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We all know what to do, but who holds us accountable? How to change your life around, training virtually. Important webinar with virtual client ,Lola Brookson how she zoned in virtually and transformed her body and lifestyle. Tune in tomorrow at 2:30. 

The Journey

I realized this every year about this time, but never fully accept it because of high expectations of myself and my students. I struggle, sweat, push, worry, cry, lose sleep, over-work myself into some crazy person to make sure my students are ready for 2nd grade. 
I saw inside the journey today and was pleased and proud as students read to other students and had a discussion about the Main Idea! When students struggling to read all year, sounded out words and read books they’ve never read before.
What a proud moment! A Teacher, yes! But more than that, their other mother, supporter, cheerleader, pastor, doctor, dentist, psychologist, hair dresser, etc. ME!
Though I may never see their full success. I know that I walked this journey with them and I gave it my all! To my students: I love you and I love being your Teacher!

Weight Loss is Hard!

Weight loss is hard!  It just is. There is no easy way to lose weight.  Don’t let anyone tell you it is. I have been training for 6 months.  Yeah, I call it training because I am training my body to adapt to a new healthy lifestyle and it needs to be trained to do that.  

My training consists of meal planning (Keto, Low Carb,Clean eating),  Intermittent Fasting and lots and lots of water. I have meal plans using real food.  Also, working out (treadmill and weights). I am lifting a greater amount of weight here lately and it makes me feel real awesome. I have fallen in shame, been lazy, cheated, but never once gave up.  I rely on consistency and accountability. I have a team who supports me and keeps me going. Their friendship, banter and truth serums keep me in line and laughing.

I have lost more inches than weight.  But I have gained muscle and experience.  I push myself, talk to myself and continue to see the best in me.  DFIT is the way to go if you are not sure you can do it on your own, need a true assessment of your weight loss problem and need to be held accountable.  I did!

I am truly grateful to my trainers for assuming the responsibility of changing my non-healthy lifestyle in the a healthy one.  The hard work has been on their part. Thank goodness they are patient. I’m a handful! You need them and they can help you. Check them out at:  www.dfittransformation.com and take the assessment.  They are truly miracle workers!

*The picture above is 1 year apart, but only 6 months DFIT!

Circle of Friends

Last night, I went to dinner with some friends who I haven’t seen since the summer.  We had a great time reminiscing about how much fun we had in years past. We laughed and recalled conversations.  It was great! But it wasn’t awesome!

During dinner, my newest best friend of 2 years, texted me and said that she missed me.  She sent me a picture of her hanging out without me. I texted her back and said that I was coming over.  My dinner friends wanted to go bowling after dinner, but I wasn’t feeling it. I told them that I wasn’t going because I needed to take care of my best friend who was going through some stuff. (which is true)

While spending time with my best friend, my second best friend texted me and wanted to talk.  It made me smile. I am a wanted woman! I sort of felt bad for ditching my summer friends to hang out with my newest friends.  But once I thought about it, I realized that my circle of friends had changed.

When you begin to change, the things around you change as well as the people.  Your circle of friends changes. My summer friends are a great group of people.  We will always be friends but with your change, comes new: new friends, new adventures, new doors, new ideas, new attitudes, new mindsets,  new relationships, new favor and new blessings.

As the old year closes and the new year begins, consider what your “new” will be!  And remember there will be things and people you will leave behind. But “new” things and people will find you, support you, love you, hug you, hold you accountable, encourage you, pray for and with you!  

Many blessings in your future endeavours and goals in 2019.  I pray that your “newness” will bring many new things and a new circle of friends.