Day 1,067 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 10/5/2020

I really didn’t want to go to Power Yoga today, but it was the only class that fit into my schedule. I don’t like Power Yoga because I believe it’s the hardest class of all the ones my studio offers. It pushes me into poses and flows that are difficult. I know the only way to get better at Power is to get out of my comfort zone and take this class more often. Though I continue to pick the Slow class instead; as I’m much more comfortable in Slow than Power. As I profusely sweated through Power class this afternoon, I knew I was doing a good thing for my body, mind, and soul.

Why is it that the uncomfortable things, that are typically good for me, are so hard to do? Why do I fight it even though afterwards I am proud of what I achieved?

I’ve learned if I do the easy things now, it is harder down the road. Though instead if I embrace the hard things now, it becomes easier down the road. So, I will remind myself to take the hard road more often and practice on!

Day 1,066 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Sunday – 10/4/2020

One of the things I have really focused on during this journey is how I talk to myself. I’ve found that I can be my biggest critic. I also found that when something goes wrong, I want to blame someone else and not take responsibility.

In learning to find my joy, I have found that as we learn to love ourselves for the person we truly are, we begin to not be so hard our ourselves. We begin to learn from our mistakes and perceived failures. We can take those experiences as growth. We begin to fully take responsibility of our lives. We can’t always control everything that happens to us though we can control how we react and move forward.

In June, I decided to make golf my hobby. So, I committed to lessons, playing more often and joining a country club. I have found there are many days that as I get better, I begin to beat myself up more and become critical of my mistakes. I started letting the game stress me out instead of going out enjoying. I was more worried about my score than if I was having fun.

This entry into golf has been a reminder that when I let go of the score, let go of trying to be the best and enjoy the game; it is when I learn the most, do better and have the most fun.

As in life, when we learn to love ourselves for where we are at and take responsibility for our choices and learn from them, we truly live our best lives.

Day 1,065 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Saturday – 10/3/2020

2020 has not been the year any of us expected. Though as I journey through these vastly different times, I am learning to figure out what is most important to me and make sure to appreciate and love those that are most important in my life. It was awesome celebrating your 50th birthday with you Morad. It’s crazy how much my life changed since the first time I walked into OTA back in 2016. I know we were all supposed to be in the Philippines diving for this big milestone though we will get there and must celebrate all over again

Day 1,064 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Friday – 10/2/2020

So fun to receive this package in the mail today! A Better than Beach Money necklace and book from my friend and mentor Jordan Adler.

A couple of weeks ago a group of us SOC Affiliates played SOC Bingo and I was one of the lucky winners! Have you read Jordan’s book – Beach Money and Better Than Beach Money?

They are two of my favorites. I read Beach Money for the first time in 2009. I love Chapter 6 in Beach Money – “The Numbers Don’t Lie” and I finally realized what I needed to do to build a successful business. My favorite chapter in Better Than Beach Money is Chapter 20 – “Sailboats Set to Sail” and realized how to create duplication and freedom in my business.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom Jordan! You are the best!

Day 1,063 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Thursday – 10/1/2020

Definitely celebrating in style! Truly the best cognac in the world – Louis XIII, and it was only the third time I’ve ever tasted it. The story alone behind this cognac is intriguing. Louis XIII is a blend of 1,200 eaux de vie between 40 and 100 years old, aged in oak barrels that are several hundred years old. Happy Retirement Dennis! And thanks for sharing Jill! I’m looking forward to creating many more memories with you!

Day 1,062 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Wednesday – 9/30/2020

What a beautiful Fall Texas day and a fantastic morning of golf with my friends. Even better, a new birthday outfit and shoes. I feel blessed in so many ways, it’s always interesting how friends are brought into your life at the right time. Sometimes it’s a brand-new friendship and sometimes it’s a friendship that grows stronger. As one door is closed, another door truly opens. I am grateful for the doors that opened for me.

Day 1,061 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 9/29/2020

Yay for National Coffee day! I never really liked coffee until my late 20’s. I just didn’t get the point of it. Though one Christmas my parents bought each of us girls a Jura machine. That machine changed my outlook on coffee, and I’ve been a drinker ever since. This is still one of my favorite gifts as it freshly grinds the coffee for every cup!

A freshly ground cup of coffee is a reminder to me that there are so many little things that create joy throughout my day. If I can make sure to focus on all the little joys, it makes the entire day better.

Day 1,060 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 9/28/2020

I wish I could show you what is on my computer screen! I am working on a special project that I am extremely excited about. As I look to the future, I know 2021 is going to be an amazing year! Over the past several years, I have followed my intuition and I’ve had the blessing of seeing things that others could not yet see.

When I was in my early 20’s I was good at listening to my intuition. In my late 20’s and throughout my 30’s I allowed my doubt to creep in and started believing in other opinions more than I should have. Sometimes, I listened to their intuition more than mine. Many times, I was trying to please other people instead of myself and in the process stopped trusting myself.

Since turning 40, this is something I have learned to take back control of – trusting my gut/my intuition. Our lives are ours to live. We can lean into our greatness when we blaze our path based on our intuition instead of trying to please others and follow their path for our life.

I’m so happy where I am today. I am excited about what is happening. Stay tuned…. awesome things are coming!

Day 1,059 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Sunday – 9/27/2020

A great hike on the Hamilton Greenbelt in Lakeway, Texas with my sister. The name Hamilton always holds a special place in my heart. It was in Hamilton, Indiana where I raised. I loved growing up in a small town and the opportunities that presented themselves. Very different than city life though going to a small high school and knowing every single person in your high school class was a great experience that I still cherish.