Embracing Your Inner Queen: You Will Reign

Embracing Your Inner Queen: You Will Reign

Embracing Your Inner Queen: You Will Reign

As entrepreneurs, we constantly seek ways to level up and reach our highest potential. Closing the gap between your desire and reality can sometimes feel far away. One powerful way to do this is by adopting a queen mindset. But what exactly does it mean to have a queen mindset? I thought about this when I rediscovered the book “Queenology,” by R.C. Blakes, Jr., on my shelf and received an AI rendering of me as Queen Brenda. This article will explore the characteristics of a queen mindset and how embracing it can transform your life and business. Get ready to unleash your inner power and reign supreme in all areas of your life!

Confidence is Key: One of the defining traits of a queen mindset is unshakeable confidence. Queens exude self-assurance in everything they do, from making business decisions to interacting with others. When you believe in yourself and your abilities, others will naturally be drawn to you and trust your leadership. Cultivate confidence by affirming your worth daily and stepping out of your comfort zone regularly.

Grace Under Pressure: Queens handle challenges with grace and poise, even when faced with adversity. Instead of crumbling under pressure, they rise above it with resilience and strength. Maintaining composure during challenging situations earns respect from others and sets an example for navigating obstacles with dignity. Additionally, Queens protect their peace! Queens use positive affirmations, mindfulness, and stress management techniques to cultivate inner peace during turbulent times.

Empowerment Through Collaboration: A true queen knows she does not have to go it alone. She surrounds herself with a supportive network of like-minded individuals who lift her up and help her succeed. By fostering relationships built on trust and mutual empowerment, queens create a community that propels everyone forward toward their goals. Collaborate with others who share your vision and values to amplify your impact and achieve greater success.

Visionary Leadership: Queens lead by example, inspiring others through their vision for the future. They have a clear sense of purpose and direction, guiding their businesses with wisdom and foresight. By setting ambitious goals and taking decisive action, queens motivate those around them to strive for excellence and reach new heights of achievement. Develop your leadership skills by honing your communication style, decision-making abilities, and strategic planning skills.

Queens are Financially Savvy: Queensknow how to manage their finances effectively. As an entrepreneur, it is crucial to prioritize financial literacy and make informed decisions regarding money. Educate yourself on investments, budgeting, and saving for the future. Remember, being a queen means taking charge of your own financial destiny.

Self-Care as Priority: Last but certainly not least, queens prioritize self-care as essential for maintaining harmony in all areas of their lives. They understand the importance of nurturing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being to show up fully present for themselves and others. Make time for activities that recharge you, whether practicing yoga, journaling, or spending quality time with loved ones. Remember that self-care is not selfish; it is necessary for sustaining long-term success.

Conclusion:

Embracing the queen mindset is about embodying strength, grace, empowerment, vision, financial responsibility, and self-care in every aspect of your life as an entrepreneur. By cultivating these qualities within yourself, you can unlock your full potential and lead with confidence towards achieving your dreams. Take the first step today towards embracing your inner queen while adopting a mindset that allows you to do business your way! Join the Soulutionist Portal and get the support you need to close the gap between your desire and reality and enjoy a long entrepreneurial reign. All Hail the Queens!

5 Strategies To Put Your Family First

5 Strategies To Put Your Family First

5 Strategies To Put Your Family First

 A recent trip to see my Kiddo Alex at their college got me thinking about how I spent my time. As an entrepreneur, the responsibilities of managing your business can seem never-ending. Phone calls, meetings, paperwork, webinars, networking, and business travel can occupy much of your time. However, keeping your work from consuming all your time and energy is important. One way to ensure you maintain a healthy work-life harmony is by making family time a priority. In this article, we will discuss some strategies for scheduling family time, asking your loved ones what they want and need, and why prioritizing quality time with family is essential for both personal fulfillment and business success that might serve you.

Here are five strategies you may want to consider: 

  1. Schedule Family Time: Just as you schedule meetings and appointments for your business, it is vital to schedule dedicated time for your family. Putting family first will require you to set boundaries and make decisions that will create harmony. Whether it is, setting precise working hours, digital free time, a weekly dinner together, a movie night, or a weekend outing, setting aside specific times for family activities ensures that you prioritize spending time with loved ones. By putting these events on your calendar, you are more likely to follow through and create lasting memories with your family.
  2. Ask Them What They Want and Need: Communication is critical when it comes to making family time a priority. I overlooked this step and was shocked when I discovered my college-aged child needed my undivided attention and cuddle time. Take the time to ask your family members what they enjoy doing together and what they need from you in terms of support and attention. By actively listening to their wants and needs, you can tailor your family activities to ensure everyone feels valued and included. This open dialogue also fosters stronger relationships and helps create a sense of unity within the family unit.
  3. Disconnect from Work: It can be tempting to check emails or take work calls during family time, but setting boundaries between work and home life is necessary. Make an effort to disconnect from work distractions during designated family time so that you can fully engage with your loved ones without any interruptions. This separation allows you to recharge mentally and emotionally while strengthening bonds with your family members. Putting away my iPad and iPhone during my visit with Alex earned me major cool points.
  4. Create Meaningful Traditions: Establishing meaningful traditions with your family can help strengthen relationships and create lasting memories that family members will cherish for years. Whether baking cookies together during the holidays, going on an annual camping trip, digital free time, or creating fun at home like date nights with your kids or significant other, these rituals provide opportunities for quality bonding time and allow everyone to look forward to special moments shared as a family.
  5. Prioritize Self-Care: To show up fully present for your family, you must also prioritize self-care. Make sure you take care of yourself physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally so that you have the energy and capacity to give back to those around you. I encourage you to commit to your well-being by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, or practicing mindfulness techniques; investing in self-care ultimately benefits you and your loved ones.

Conclusion:

Making family time a priority is crucial for entrepreneurs striving for success in their personal lives and businesses. By scheduling dedicated time for your loved ones, communicating openly about wants and needs, disconnecting from work distractions, creating meaningful traditions, and prioritizing self-care, you can cultivate strong relationships with your family members while achieving greater fulfillment in all aspects of life. Remember, harmony within your work and home life is essential for overall well-being. More importantly, it is your choice to make sure not to let precious moments with loved ones slip away amidst the business of entrepreneurship. Ready to create harmony in your business and personal life? Join the Soulutionist Portal and get help doing business your way as you make family a priority.

Distraction Detox: How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Mind, Body, and Soul

Distraction Detox: How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Mind, Body, and Soul

Entrepreneurs wear many hats. CEOs, creators, marketers, strategists, the list goes on! But amidst the daily hustle, a silent thief steals our most precious resource: focus. Distractions lurk everywhere, from buzzing notifications to endless social media scrolls, threatening our well-being and, ultimately, our business success. For me, it is guinea pig videos. Seeing those little souls brings me joy and sometimes becomes a lovely distraction lasting for hours.

But it does not have to be this way. Forget the “hustle hard, die young” narrative. True success lies in life harmony, where business thrives alongside your mind, body, and soul. Today, we will embark on a distraction detox journey, unlocking tips and tools to reclaim your focus and live your best life:

Mind:

  • Tame the Tech Tiger: Identify your biggest digital distractions (think endless emails and social media rabbit holes), and silence them ruthlessly. Utilize tools like website blockers, notification management apps, and designated “unplugged” hours.
  • Embrace Mindfulness: Meditation is not just for hippies! Start with five (5) minutes of mindful breathing daily to cultivate focus and inner peace. Apps like Headspace and Calm offer guided meditations for beginners.
  • Schedule Your Success: Chunk your workday into focused slots dedicated to specific tasks. I utilize the Pomodoro Technique twenty-five (25) minutes of work followed by a five (5) minute break, to boost productivity and combat burnout.

Body:

  • Move Your Body, Move Your Business: Schedule regular exercise, even if it’s just a twenty-minute (20) minute walk. I walk inside my home in between meetings to get my steps in. Physical activity reduces stress, improves cognitive function, and boosts energy, leading to better decision-making and increased productivity.
  • Fuel Your Fire, Not Your Fatigue: Ditch the sugary snacks and processed foods. Nourish your body with whole, nutritious meals that provide sustained energy and mental clarity. Remember, you are what you eat! Check out Jeniece Pagie aka Coach J at Black Vegan Health and Wellness for healthy food choices.
  • Sleep is Your Superpower: Prioritize 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Invest in a comfortable sleep environment and develop a relaxing bedtime routine. Well-rested entrepreneurs make better decisions and achieve more.

Soul:

  • Connect with Your Why: Remember the passion that ignited your entrepreneurial journey? Reconnect with your core values and purpose. Remind yourself why you started and what truly matters to you. Keeping my “why” front and center has helped me stay focused during rough times.
  • Practice Gratitude: Take time each day to appreciate the good things in your life, both personal and professional. Gratitude fosters positivity and resilience, essential qualities for any entrepreneur. I am grateful you are reading this article.
  • Disconnect to Reconnect: Schedule regular digital detox breaks, even if it is just an hour a day. Step away from screens, immerse yourself in nature, and reconnect with the world around you.

Remember, distraction is not inevitable; it is manageable. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can achieve laser focus, cultivate inner peace, and build a business that fuels your well-being without depleting it. Let’s rewrite the narrative: entrepreneurs who thrive mind, body, and soul are the true game-changers. Now go forth, detox, and create a life and business that reflects your best self!

Bonus Resources:

  • Books: “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg
  • Apps: Freedom (website block), Headspace (meditation), RescueTime (productivity tracker)
  • Websites: Freemmindfulness.org(mindfulness), Mindful.org (stress management)

Remember, you are not alone on this journey. Share your own distraction-busting tips and experiences in the comments below! Join The Soulutionist Portal group coaching to gain confidence and knowledge, collaborate, connect, and learn how to make passive income. Together, let’s build a community of empowered entrepreneurs who thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Maintaining a Grateful Mind, Body, and Soul 

Maintaining a Grateful Mind, Body, and Soul 

Live Your Best Life Now: Maintaining a Grateful Mind, Body, and Soul in the “What is Your IT” Series

We all have moments when we stop and wonder, “What is my purpose?” That is where the “What is Your IT” series comes in! It is a journey of self-discovery where you take the time to identify what makes you unique and special. Everyone’s “IT” is different, and there is no right or wrong answer. But once you find it, you can use it as inspiration to live your best life now, every day.

Gratitude

One key ingredient to living your best life is gratitude. But how do you maintain that attitude of gratitude when life is busy and stressful? In this blog post, we will explore different ways you can cultivate a grateful mind, body, and soul. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or just someone looking to improve your life, these tips will help you stay positive and present no matter what.

Mind: Start with a daily gratitude practice

One of the best ways to cultivate a grateful mindset is to make gratitude a habit. You can start with something as simple as writing down three things you are thankful for daily. It could be anything from the sunshine to the smile of a loved one. When you focus on what you are grateful for, you train your brain to look for the good things in life. And when you do that, you create a positive loop that helps you see even more things to be grateful for.

Body: Take care of yourself

Your body is your temple, and when you take care of it, you send a message to the universe that you value yourself. That means getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and moving your body regularly. Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. And when you feel good in your skin, you radiate positivity and joy.

Soul: Connect with something bigger than yourself

Having a sense of purpose is necessary for maintaining a grateful mindset. Many people find that connecting with something bigger than themselves helps them feel grounded and centered. That could be through meditation, prayer, or volunteering. When you give back to your community or practice mindfulness, you open yourself up to a bigger picture. And when you see how you fit in that picture, you realize how blessed you really are.

Mind: Surround yourself with positive influences

The people you surround yourself with significantly impact your mood and attitude. That is why it is crucial to surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you. Seek out friends and mentors who share your values and goals. And do not be afraid to let go of relationships that drag you down. Remember, you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. Choose those people carefully.

Body: Practice self-care

Self-care is the ultimate expression of self-love. When you take time each day to do something that makes you feel good, you boost your mood and energy levels. That could be anything from taking a bath, reading a book, or going for a walk in nature. Whatever it is, ensure it is something you genuinely enjoy that nurtures your mind, body, and soul.

Summary

In the “What is Your IT” series, we have discussed your unique purpose and how to live your best life now. One important aspect of that journey is cultivating a grateful mind, body, and soul. By making gratitude a daily habit, taking care of your body, connecting with something bigger than yourself, surrounding yourself with positive influences, and practicing self-care, you open yourself up to a world of possibilities. Life is short, so why not make the most of it? Start today by focusing on what you are grateful for, and watch how your life transforms. No opportunity wasted! Join the Soulutionist Portal and learn how maintaining a grateful mind, body, and soul can transform your life and business.

The Power of Making Yourself a Priority

The Power of Making Yourself a Priority

Project You in the “What is Your IT” Series: The Power of Making Yourself a Priority

Are you ready to begin a transformative journey in discovering the essence of who you truly are? In this exciting series titled “Project You in the What is Your IT series,” we’ll dive deep into the secrets of living your best life as a business owner. Every entrepreneur’s unique “IT” deserves to be celebrated, and we’re here to help you do just that. We will cover everything from uncovering your true desires to closing the gap between them and reality. And it all starts with making yourself a priority. You are worthy of care, self-love, and indulgence in both your personal and business life. Let’s explore what it means to put yourself first.

Get creative

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and put your needs on the back burner, especially when running a business. However, making yourself a priority is vital to your overall mental and physical well-being. Prioritizing yourself means giving yourself permission to say “no,” taking time off when needed, setting boundaries, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. Start by carving out time in your schedule to do something that makes you happy, like taking a dance or art class. I love to sew and read. These two activities bring me great joy. The more you prioritize yourself, the more your creativity and business will benefit.

Invest in yourself

Another way to prioritize yourself is to invest in yourself personally and professionally. Continuously educating yourself with books and podcasts or attending business conferences and seminars can take you to the next level in life and your career. Investing in yourself demonstrates the value you place on your dreams, aspirations, and who you are as a person. Investing in your physical health through exercise and healthy eating habits can also translate to a more confident and focused entrepreneurial mindset.

Do not delay self-prioritization

On the other hand, avoiding prioritizing yourself can lead to burnout, negatively affect your relationships with loved ones or business partners, and slow the growth of your business. My failure to prioritize myself kept me on a couch for eight years. My life improved beyond my wildest dreams when I prioritized my mind, body, and soul care. Recognizing your limitations allows you to honor your body’s and mind’s needs, ultimately leading to more productivity and success.

Seek support

Feel free to ask for help. Support from a professional, trusted friend, family, or associate is essential to your success. Delegating tasks and responsibilities at home and work can help you free up time, reduce stress, and give you space to indulge in your needs and self-care practice. Asking for help is a sign of strength and wisdom, and it means you recognize the importance of investing in yourself as a person and a business owner.

Finally, Consider this

Making yourself a priority is essential to your well-being and overall success as an entrepreneur and in your personal life. It involves carving out time for activities that make you happy, investing in yourself, recognizing your limitations, and learning to delegate tasks to reduce your responsibilities. Prioritizing yourself translates to a more abundant life and business by increasing your confidence, creativity, and productivity levels while avoiding burnout. Remember, you are unique and worthy of care, attention, indulgence, and growth in all areas of your life. In the “What is Your IT” series, we’ll continue to explore more ways to unlock your unique potential and live your best life, both personally and professionally. Start today, and make yourself a priority in your journey to success. Join the Soulutionist Portal and learn how to make yourself a priority. 

Reflections on My 61st Birthday Things I Know for Sure, Number One I Am Grateful!

Reflections on My 61st Birthday Things I Know for Sure, Number One I Am Grateful!

As I celebrate my 61st birthday, I can’t help but reflect on the things I know for sure. It’s been a journey filled with ups and downs, but the one thing that has remained constant is gratitude. I am grateful for the things I have accomplished and the people who have helped me along the way. In this article, I want to share my reflections on what I know for sure, starting with gratitude. If you are an entrepreneur looking to live your best life, join me on this journey.

Be Grateful

Gratitude is the cornerstone of a happy life; there is no substitute for it. Whenever I feel down, I remind myself of the things I am grateful for. It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of life, but gratitude shifts your focus to the positive things. As an entrepreneur, you might face many challenges that can make you feel discouraged. But, if you cultivate an attitude of gratitude, it will give you the strength to carry on and persevere.

Life Is Precious

The second thing I know for sure is that life is precious, and we should make the most out of every moment. There was a time when I did not feel this way. I thank God for the National Crisis Hotline. Anyone can dial 988, Veterans Press (1), if you feel like harming yourself to talk with someone 24/7. I made the call, and I am still here. I now realize time is a finite resource, and we don’t know how much of it we have left, and we should live it to the fullest. I have also come to understand that it is essential to live purposefully and intentionally. As an entrepreneur, you should be clear on your goals and ensure that each day brings you closer to achieving them. Please don’t wait for the perfect moment or the perfect opportunity; seize the day and make it count.

Build Meaningful Relationships

Thirdly, I know for sure that relationships are vital to our well-being and success. We were created to live in community, and we thrive when we have meaningful connections with others. In my personal life, I have chosen to love like there is no heartbreak. In business, meaningful relationships that help me grow bring me joy and give me strength. As an entrepreneur, please do not neglect your personal life; it should be your anchor. In your business, you should build a network of supportive people who can help you achieve your goals. Don’t be afraid to reach out to mentors, colleagues, or even competitors. You might be surprised at how much you can learn from others and how much they can teach you.

Failure Not An Option

The fourth thing I know for sure is that failures are part of the journey. However, it has NEVER been an option for me. You will fail numerous times as an entrepreneur, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. My mother told me when you FAIL, you simply Find Another Idea Later. Her words allowed me to always use failures as learning opportunities and keep moving forward. Success is often the result of multiple failures, and it takes a lot of courage to try again after being knocked down. Remember, failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of the process, so find another idea and keep it moving!

Purpose Gives You Power

Lastly, I know for sure that a sense of purpose is a powerful motivator. I want to support passionate entrepreneurs in closing the gap between their desires and reality at an affordable price in The Soulutionist Portal, hosted on the Convene Communities platform inside my free-to-join LIFE Community. I want to encourage them to create harmony in their minds, bodies, and soul so they can live their best lives. All while doing business their way. Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve energizes you to take action and keep going. As an entrepreneur, you should be driven by a sense of purpose that goes beyond profit or personal gain. Imagine what you could make happen if your business is a force for good and strives to impact the world positively.

Live Your Best Life NOW!

As I celebrate my 61st birthday, I am grateful for the things I know for sure. Gratitude is a daily necessity; living purposefully brings me joy; building relationships gives me strength; loving like there is no heartbreak brings me peace; embracing failure is not an option; I can find another idea later, and having a sense of purpose is a requirement. At the same time, I believe helping one person daily is essential to living my best life. As an entrepreneur, whatever your age, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world, and I encourage you to seize the day and make the most out of every moment. Remember, NOW stands for No Opportunity Wasted, so go out there and make the most out of your life. Life is not a dress rehearsal. Join my LIFE Community for Free to gain access to The Soulutionist Portal. Always remember, the choices you make today will be the reality you live in tomorrow. So choose wisely. Be Blessed.