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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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November 2016 Issue
HERE COMES WINTER!!!
Winter is my favorite time of the year! I love the change in weather and the feel of the cold weather whipping across my face, and oh the joy of whipping out my Winter wardrobe is one of my highlights of the year. But, let me be clear when I say that I love Winter, because my gutt is telling me that I’m generalizing this statement. Because I do have a restriction on where my love for Winter lies. So, let me add this disclaimer and say that my only requirement is that I only love Winter when it’s spent in Southern California. I’ve experienced Winter on the East Coast before and OH MY GOODNESS is all I can say! So I can personally relate to how brutual and unenjoyable winter in some parts of the country can be. So to my ladies on the East Coast, Northern states and Mid-west, I feel for you ladies and I warmly welcome you to come out and play with us Southern Calfiornia ladies anytime! So, you get ready to bundle up and stay as warm as you can while us Californian’s will be wearing flip flops and sun dresses during the Winter months. Well, here we go with my November Oh Wow! Life issue and I really hope you like that name “Oh Wow! LIfe.” I often use the expressions “Oh” and “Wow” in heavy rotations so I thought it was only fitting to name my blog after two of my favorite words. I’m extremely excited to have you reading my blogs, and I appreciate your interst in hearing me share my stories, tips, and secrets of success with you. I promise to always be genuine, sincere and come straight from the heart with a dose of spiritual wisdom that life’s experiences have taught me. I would love for you to share this blog on your social media pages or feel free to email it to your favorite girlfriends, your mother, sisters, co-workers or anyone who you feel would enjoy the content that I share. Thanks again for your support!
Love you to life,
-Lori Battle, Success Coach
How is your money looking? Meaning, have you been keeping a close eye on your finances? Do you have a good handle on how much you’re saving? How much your spending? How much your giving? Or are you just winging it and letting your money leave your hands haphazardously without having a clue as to where it’s ending up? If you can’t answer yes to all of the above questions, don’t worry I’m not the kind of Success Coach that likes to brow beat you, but I do believe in bringing awareness to my dreampreneurs – to make sure that you are maximizing your financial freedom! I want you to be smart, savvy, and sophisticated about your finances, no matter where you are at financially. Ok, so what if you haven’t been keeping a close eye on your finances up until now, just remind yourself that you are flexible, resilent, and definitely a quick learner! With a few swift minor adjustments in your spending, saving, and giving routines, you can easily get you into a position where you will begin to feel more aware of your finances which in turn will give you a confidence to go higher in being a financially solid person! To simplify things, I want to recommend a few easy tips that will empower you to know that you can control your financial destiny and be a good steward when you advance to having more financial resources to manage!
1. Download a money managing app on your cell phone, tablet or computer that will aide you in tracking your spending, saving, and giving patterns.
2. Make a personal declaration to yourself that you will never again neglect to manage the money that you labor so hard to earn. And, once you’ve made that declaration, don’t forget to forgive yourself for these past behaviors, so that you are free emotionally to move into a new space free of the guilt!
3. Write down a 3 month goal of where you would like to see yourself at financially. The sooner you hop on creating a new plan, the more realistic it will become to you that it will happen!
I want you to remember this, your money is not your enemy, it’s one of your most valuable friends and with a good understanding of how it works and how it should be used – you can accomplish so much more with less of a strain.
-Success Coach Lori
This is a picture of me back in the early 90’s with a few girlfriends on a skii trip. I can still remember this day as vividly as the day this picture was taken. It was such an exciting day filled with laughter, silliness, and definitley lots of challenges. The reason I remember this day so well is because it was my first skii trip ever! From the first glance, you might think that I look like a pro in this photo, ok maybe not a pro but at best I kind of look like I knew what I was doing. Ok, so let me tell you the story behind this fabulous picture. That’s me in the center with the white top on, and on this day I was dressed from head to toe in some designer skii clothes that I rushed out to purchase last minute; trying to give off the impression that I was in my element, but that couldn’t have been farther fromt the truth. Acutally behind that big smile was a nervous twenty-two something year old college girl who had never even rode a snow sled, let alone put on a pair of skiis. So, here I am with my girlfriends and some other guy buddies not pictured in this photo out on an impromtu skii trip all becasue I had met a new guy who was an expert skiier and he had invited me to go skiing the following weekend. Yikes I thought he’s an expert and I’ve never even rode a snow sled down a hill! That’s when I thought of this great idea – to get some friends to take me skiing and I expected them to show me how to skii like a professional in 1 day. And, although I’m probaly one of the quickest learner you’ll ever meet, but somebody should have told me skiing was a sport that was going to take a few times to get the swing of it. But, I was adament to impress this new guy and I kept my friends out on those slopes all day laughing, falling down, getting back up and having a blast until the sun just about set. And, although I got some basic ski moves down that got me up and down some bunny slopes nicely and partially an intermediate slope here or there, there was no way that I was ready for a black diamond slope the following weekend. When that following weekend came and it was an epic fail to impress the new guy, you would have probaly guessed that I would have thought the previous weekend was such a waste of time and a waste of so much money spent to impress this new guy. But, what I did learn from that weekend was so priceless and it taught me that If it wasn’t for great relationships that lift you up and make you feel like you can do anything even If it’s the most craziest idea ever, that’s what makes life that so much more richer! I love healthy relationships are key to our success whether it’s a 20 year friendship or a new & budding rapport with an acquaintance. I believe some of the positive relationships that I’ve had with my friends, relatives and spouse have contributed to me as successful as I have been. That’s why I want to share with you the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will lift you up in times that you need to be reminded that you are worthy, valuable, perfectly imperfected and lovable!
-Success Coach Lori
In my quest to live as healthy as I can, I have made a monumental decision that I’ve been battling with for several years. If you’re like I was, then you relished at the opportunity to have a big juicy medium well rib-eyed steak atleastl once a month or heck at my peek once a week to cap of a week of good eating. I grew up being taught that a high-end cut steak meant that you were doing it up right and living a good life! Well, I could no longer turn a blind eye to the fact that beef was not only doing a number on my digestive system. So, since October 1st my husband and myself have omitted red meat & pork from our diet and all I can say is: so far, so good! I’ve noticed that my digestive track has felt less of a strain and overall I feel lighter all around. The only two meats we are currently eating is seafood and chicken plus lots of delicious vegetables. Although we only have 60 days in, we still have a ways to go with seeing more results, which expect will be positive. I have also started a meal replacement system that is all plant based. So, I will have some follow ups to share in a couple of months as I continue my weight loss journey too. Let’s get healthy together. You might not find it necesarry to eliminate red meat from your diet like I did, but maybe you’re drinking too much soda or going ham with the sweets and you might be borderline diabetic. It’s never too late to make adjustments that will benefit you right now and could possibly add some years to your life! Take a moment and think about the choices you’re making and ask yourself “Am I making the best food choices for myself?” Ok, well do the best you can with where you’re at and you and me both will reach our goals soon enough!
-Success Coach Lori
I hope that you enjoyed this blog and that it has inspired you in a unique way to dream bigger and to know that your dream is an absolute reality. I’ll see you next time!