Break into Millions!

My friend and colleague Lorna Sherland is hosting a Virtual Summit called: Breakthrough TO Millions NOW, COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS! Six Secrets To Manage Your Mind to Manifest the Life and Money you Want, and she has invited me to share on this show. She has coordinated extraordinary women leaders who are walking the walk to bring you on a journey. It is a Free Online Virtual Show. R.S.V.P https://www.breakthrought

Until next time, please stay safe, and keep the faith.

Upcoming Events!

It is a free event. It is a chance to learn about Toastmasters and the many opportunities you can benefit from joining Toastmasters.

Unity In Service, Inc., Presents😀 Two Day Event: Join us on October 14,-15th. Tickets are only $27! Great event lined up for you. 🎟🎟🎟Some topics will be: * Hosting Virtual Events * How to Master Sponsorships * Titles that Raises Your Authority * LinkedIn 20-Minutes A Day * Network Like A Rockstar R.S.V.P. https://rockingevents.eventbrite.com/?aff=LaWannaParker

A Quote

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt-

Tomorrow, I will give you two write ups. I ran out of time today. Until then, stay safe, and keep the faith.

How to Journal Your Way to Improved Mental Health pt. 2

Boosts Your Mood

Another benefit of journaling is that it can significantly boost your mood and enhance your overall

well-being. Putting all of your thoughts on paper or typing them out on a computer can relieve stress and help you feel much better. Developing a journaling habit is an excellent way to reduce depression and provide a positive outlet for expressing your emotions.

Yesterday, I accepted a challenge to write down any rewards receive for the next thirty days. A few hours later, my son’s girlfriend offered to cook dinner, and of course, I accepted. She later washed dishes and moped for me. I greatly appreciated what she did, and it was completely unexpected. I accept this as my reward from my Heavenly Father.

Today, my grandson bought me lunch—another unexpected but pleasantly surprising gift. I am thanking my Father for these gifts. I also thanked my son’s girlfriend and my grandson. I am sharing this with you. I would like you to think about unforeseen gifts you may have received.

Hey! Share in the comments a gift you received unexpectedly.

Until next time, please stay safe, and keep the faith.

How to Journal Your Way to Improved Mental Health pt. 1

Many business leaders struggle with stress. Over time, stress can turn into more serious mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. A great way to improve your mental health is by taking the extra time each day to journal. You can choose to journal in various ways, whether you prefer to use old-fashioned pen and paper or use an app on your phone.

Here is one of the main ways that journaling can improve your mental health.

Helps You to Relax

One of the benefits of writing in a journal is that it helps you to relax. Write about the stressors of your day to release them from your mind. Or consider a different approach: Write about your gratitude or all the things that went RIGHT today. Taking the extra time to relax is also a great way to boost your immune system and help you stay mentally and physically healthy. Writing in a journal for only 15 to 20 minutes a day a few times a week is an effective way to relax and unwind from the stress of each day.

Today could have been an actual stressor for me. I had a meeting, two mastermind groups, a journal class, and writing to do. There was very little time for me to catch my breath in between each session and course. However, I did take some time to write about my day. It helped take away my feelings of stress.

The great thing about writing about my day, I started feeling good about my day instead of the pressure of the day. I had accomplished so much, and I felt a sense of pride in those accomplishments. It is one of the benefits journaling can provide for you. Set yourself free, and start journaling.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

Multitasking

Multitasking: another thing that we do to trick ourselves into believing we are productive. Yet, the sad truth is, multitasking wastes a ton of time.

It is counter-productive when your attention becomes divided among several tasks at once.

Today was my day of chaos. I had so many things that needed my attention. I felt overwhelmed because each item was a priority. I know. You think some were more of a focus, and you are right.

In other words, it is just another form of distraction.

However, because there was only me to take care of these jobs, several still went undone. They move to the number one spot tomorrow.

The Fix: It is simple. Just put all your attention and focus on one task at a time. When done, move on to the next task, and so on.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

A New Beginning

It is so good to be back writing!

I saw this quote, and it is so appropriate for me. Since the start of this year, I have felt and expected good things to happen, and so far, it has been a good year.

What about you? Are you expecting good things to happen? Have you experienced positive things this year? Please share in the comments what has happened for you. I would be so excited to hear from you.

For me, it started with the realization that I should journal regularly. When I began studying journaling, I learned of the many benefits of journaling, and I knew this was what I should do. I have every opportunity to speak on the subject. Last month I had five speaking engagements, and so far this month, I have seven speaking engagements.

I am so excited about the interest in journaling and have scheduled two classes for June 14th and June 28th.

A few of the areas I will cover are:

1) Different Types of Journaling,

2) COVID Relief,

3) Journaling Prompts,

4) I Am Not A Writer,

5) Free Form Writing,

6) Do I Have To Write every day?

7) Brain Dump, and

8) Can I Turn My Journal Into A Book?

Tomorrow I will post the link to register for the class Space is limited, so be sure to register right away to reserve your spot.

That is it for now. I am running toward my goals! How about you? Share your expectations for the next six months?

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

How to Stay Focused in an Increasingly Distracting World

Absentmindedly, you reach for your phone. You open your favorite app. Nothing has changed since you last did this 10 minutes ago, but you forgot that you had just done this. So, you open a different app… but you were just there, too. Does this sound familiar?

Sometimes, we convince ourselves we are super productive by staying up to date with the latest news and happenings on social media and responding to emails immediately. The reality of the matter, though, is you are distracting yourself from more important things.

When you are at work, your focus should be on work. When you are at home your focus should be on your home life. It’s time to take back control.

  • No More Notifications

Open your phone settings right now and go in and turn off notifications. You do not need an update about who sent what Tweet yesterday, but it is time for you to see it now. You do not need a constant stream of distressing news updates breaking your focus. Check your social media at set times, do the same for email, and ignore it the rest of the time.

  • A Healthy Routine

You can improve your focus by establishing a healthy daily routine. When you set your routine and get used to it, you do not have to waste time thinking about what comes next. It is why people like Steve Jobs did, and Mark Zuckerberg wear the same outfit.

  • Prioritize

What does your day look like? What is on your to-do list? The best way to avoid distractions is to rank your tasks in order of priority. It can be overwhelming when you think about all of the things you need to do. By putting them in order, you remove the stress and overwhelm.

  • Say No To Multitasking

Are you a multitasker? If yes, are you good at it? If yes, you are wrong. Sorry. Your attempt at multitasking slows you down, reducing your productivity, and you are not doing each task as well as you could be. By multitasking, you contribute to distractions.

  • Renew

When your schedule is going haywire, it is challenging to take a moment for yourself when the world throws distractions in your face. However, renewal is vital. As your energy dips, memory is fading, and you can feel the stress creeping in, you must withdraw from that and take time to regenerate.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.