Believe & Invest In You · Life's Challenges & Choices

We Don’t Know Our Age, Continue Growing!

age and learning www.maryhumphreycoaching.comA friend spoke sage words today, “Age is only a number. We’re never too old to learn.”

These words practically mirrored the thoughts that I had yesterday, we can always find energy when we allow ourselves to absorb something new in our lives. By something new, I was thinking about learning some additional processes to grow my small business and to create new sources of residual income.

As humans, we drive hopes of learning into the mud when we entertain negative thoughts, such as I’ve done this before, why should it work now?, or, I am tired, I don’t want to start new again, or, will this ever stop, this finding something to work on, to improve? Why give up on the inquisitive and fulfilling journey of living a full life as long as we are breathing and able? Who is counting our (many) attempts to grow? Nobody. Besides that, we are all too busy to pin a number on the attempts others have made. More importantly, it does n.o.t. matter.

My life motto (share, encourage, and grow) does not reflect these negative thoughts. I believe we are always growing, whether we realize it or not. We are always morphing, pivoting, and improving. If we aren’t, we’re dead. Do I ever fall off of the positive and encouraging thought-filled bandwagon? Yes. I derail. What helps me get back on track and glide my engine back to working order? Two things—God and friends.

By sharing, by being open and raw with our stories and endeavors, we encourage others, and this is one of those beautiful ripple effect things—encouragement grows encouragement.

This makes me think of Dr. Tony Evans’ words, who recently said in one of his sermons of hope (as he reflected on the passing of his wife, Dr. Lois Evans), “We don’t know our age.” His words are an encouragement to live in the now, to not stop working towards our end goal, to never stop encouraging, to never stop learning. To remain passionate as if there is no end to face. We don’t know our age, continue growing!

Today, I encourage you to look at life through the eyes of a child. A child that is curious. A child that does not reflect on how many years I have already lived, or, how many times I believe I have failed. I encourage you to ignore those lies.

“Oh, the joy of young ideas painted on the mind, in the warm, glowing colors fancy spreads on objects not yet known, when all is new and all is lovely!” – Hannah More

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The Ideal Client

Is there such a thing as an ideal client?

I would love to help each woman who does not recognize her personal ability to change and grow. It is ingrained in me to say, “You are worth every moment that you put into your life, and you can do whatever you put your mind to doing!”

Honestly, not everyone is an ideal client, and I am in business to work with women that are committed to sculpting their life into a masterpiece composed from their dreams.

Who is the ideal client?

They believe and practice honesty.

They are fun and can laugh at life itself, their own mistakes, as well as the mistakes of others.

They are open-minded to change and to new ideas.

They know there are no true failures. They know that the only way to fail is to quit.

They have forward thinking. They think about “the now” and “the future,” and they do not dwell in the past, nor do they blame their current choices on the past.

They are responsible. They know that their choices bring action and results.

They love to learn and grow. They perceive a challenge as a growth spurt.

They know that life consists of choices made, including not making a choice.

They are respectful of others.

They are committed to their own life.

They do not make excuses, instead, they do what it takes to move forward and take responsibility.

My ideal client is ready to put time, effort, and money into her future. She knows that her personal investment will have perfect returns because she owns it!

“Self growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no higher investment.” – Steven Covey

Goal Setting and Prioritizing

Daily Goal Setting

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Daily goal setting does not need to be complicated.

Ask yourself, “What are three things that I must complete today that I cannot/must not push off to tomorrow?”

Applying too much pressure to yourself – by giving yourself more than three important priority tasks to complete in one day – can result in a plan that is too difficult to accomplish.

When setting daily goals:

  • be specific (A vague goal is seldom achievable!)
  • leave room for the unplanned (Interruptions and day to day life always happen!)
  • leave time for yourself (reading, exercising, hobbies, quiet time, etc.)
  • break large goals down into smaller steps that can be accomplished in one day

Breaking your tasks down to a 3-item priority list sets you up for achievement! Today, you did it! Tomorrow, you wake up with a fresh slate, and you are free to set new goals! In fact, I recommend setting your three goals the day before. You’ll set your goals while they are hot on your mind, and you’ll avoid waking up wondering, “What do I need to do today?”

Make at least one of your daily goals a small (or large step) that helps you reach a much bigger long-term goal. Remember – it is better to take one tiny step towards success, than it is to do nothing at all. Small steps add up.

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H.L.Hunt