Personal Growth Project: 10 Small Ways To Improve Your Life In The Next 30 Days

It does not take drastic changes to see improvement in the quality of your life. And, you don’t have to wait years to see the measurable results that come from even the slightest positive change.

All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently.

 In this article I give you 10 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 30 days.


Strengthen Your Spirit

Set your alarm a minute earlier every day for the next 30 days. Then make sure that you get out of bed as soon as your alarm rings and use that time for prayer and meditation. In 30 days you’ll be spending thirty more minutes with God than you are right now.

Enhance Your Physical Environment

Take a look around your home.  What are 30 things you’ve been “meaning to do?” Fix one of those things each day. Here are some examples:

  • A light bulb that has burned out.
  • The stack of mail piling up on your desk.
  • The plastic food containers that fall out every time you open the kitchen cabinet..

Boost Your Happiness

What are 10 small things you enjoy doing? Make a list and do at least one of these things every day for the next 30 days. Your list can include things such as:

  • Taking a bubble bath
  • Having a chat with  your best friend
  • Read a few pages of a juicy romance novel

Enhance Your Personal Development

Make it a point to learn at least one new thing each day: the name of the person who takes your lunch order, a new word in a foreign language, or the capitol city of a state you’d like to visit. If it’s time for bed and you can’t identify anything you’ve learned that day, take out your dictionary and learn a new word.

Increase Your Financial Well Being

Use paper money to pay for all your purchases over the next 30 days. Put all of the change you receive in a jar and save it.  At the end of the month, see how much money you have accumulated. .

 Manage Your Time Wisely

What are 5 ways that you regularly waste your time?  Over the next 30 days, limit the amount of time you spend doing those things. Here are a few examples:

  • Limit your television time to 30 minutes per day
  • Spend no more than 30 minutes a day on social media sits
  • Spend no more than twenty minutes a day checking your email.

Improve Your Health

Take the 10,000 steps challenge. Wear a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps, every day, for the next 30 days. Every step you take during the day counts toward the 10,000 steps:

  • When you walk from your bedroom to the kitchen for breakfast
  • When you walk from your car into your office (try parking further away from the door each day)
  • When you leave your desk to talk to a co-worker (instead of sending an email)

Build Better Relationships

Identify 3 actions that you’re going to take each day, for the next 30 days, in order to strengthen your relationship. These can include the following:

  • Say “I love you” and “Have a good day” to your significant other every morning.
  • Hug your significant other as soon as you see each other after work.
  • Go for a twenty minute walk together every day after dinner; hold hands.

Build Social Connections

Connect with someone new every day for the next 30 days, whether it’s by greeting a neighbor you have never spoken to before, following someone new on Twitter, leaving a comment on a blog you have never commented on before, call your mom and ask her about her day.

Enjoy Total Life Well Being

Taking just one small action step a day helps you to build momentum toward a better you.

 I invite you to claim your free download of the 31 Days to Personal Growth Calendar and receive a month full of simple activities you can take to enhance your personal, professional and spiritual growth every day.

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Your Best Life (part 1): The Top Six Benefits Of Creating A Powerful Life Vision

Have you noticed that people typically live in a constant state of low-level fear? 

They worry about their taxes…they worry about what their partner is doing…they worry about loved ones dying…about getting sick…about getting a ticket…about finding a job…about losing a job…there’s SO MUCH WORRY in the world.

I often wonder what people could accomplish if they’d spend less time worrying and more time actively creating their lives…

If you want things to change, I mean really change in your life, you have to DO something about it.

Creating A Vision Is The First Step

Visioning is a powerful, yet highly underutilized, tool that will help you perform better and achieve greater results in your life.  In this article, we are taking a look at six of the most important benefits visioning has to offer.

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 The Top 6 Benefits Of Visioning

 1. Choice

For most people, it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything done in life. As a result, life circumstances seem to run them rather than them running their life circumstances.  Far too often people believe that they don’t have the power of choice in their lives.  When we think like this we soon feel powerless to change.  Our view of life becomes more and more narrowed until one day we no longer see what’s possible.  But guess what? We are not victims of circumstance.  The truth is that life circumstances merely ebb and flow; they come and go, and we can choose to rise above them.

 2. Guidance

Having a vision acts like a guiding star, which can help us reach beyond the current pressures of life and help us to believe in the attainment of something more.

 3. Potential

A powerful vision — one that really connects with your deepest passions and sparks your highest potential — helps you to know why you’re doing what you’re doing, regardless of what’s going on in your life or the challenges presented to you at any given moment.  Your vision provides the very point from which to prioritize, respond to those life circumstances, and engage in creatively building your future.

 4. Foundation

Having a vision is like laying the foundation for what you want to build. A weak foundation couldn’t possibly hold up a tall building. In the same way, a weak vision can’t support a strong, successful future. 

 5. Energy

Taking the time to create a vision can yield a supply of energy, clarity, inspiration, and direction, and helps you prioritize the work of your days.  When you have a vision of what you want to achieve, and you can “feel” what it would be like to achieve it, you gravitate to those activities and projects that will lead you closer to your vision.

 6. Navigation

The vision you create becomes the compass that keeps you on track.

The most successful visionaries have the ability to look into the future and see what’s possible, and at the same time, maintain a focus on what needs to be done in the present.  Having a vision gives purpose and meaning to life. A vision gives us a reason to stretch ourselves, get out of our comfort zones, and try something new.

 Today is a good day to UPGRADE YOUR VISION.

 If you’re up for it, take a few moments, close your eyes and create a wild and wonderful world…in your head.

 Then take the best parts of that vision and write them down.  Put your vision where you can see it every day and you’ll be well on your way to CREATING the life of your dreams.

And, if you are really up to making your vision a reality, I invite you to join me  to start manifesting your deepest desires in my all-new, transformative journey, B.I.R.T.H. Your Dreams– Manifesting Your Best Life.  In just 21 days, you’ll begin to tap into your true power source to fulfill your life . . . and your dreams.  Claim your access to the challenge by visiting,

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3 Ways To Handle Change Gracefully


I hope you’re ready to enjoy a magnificently marvelous Monday!

Today, on the first full day of Fall, I’m sharing a quick message about change.

It’s quick and simple…but oh so powerful! 🙂


3 Easy Ways to Handle Change Gracefully 

1. Breathe. Take a few deep breaths and let oxygen calm your nerves.

2. Look on the bright side. Inside every change is an opportunity. 

3. Celebrate changes. They indicate that the Universe still works.

As they say, the only constant is change. You’re going to have to deal with it for as long as you live…HOW you deal with it is up to you. Might as well have fun with it, right?

If you’d like a little more help handling change with ease and grace, I’ve got something for you. Click the link below and check it


Prosper Point: Your Luck Is Up To You


Do you believe in luck?

Today , on Friday the 13th, there sure is a lot of talk about it. And, a lot of people think that luck plays a big part in success.

“He was in the right place at the right time.” “She just had a lucky break.”

Thoughts like that lead us to believe that success is all left up to chance.

But that can’t be further from the truth.

The truth is – luck and good fortune follow those who leap outside of their comfort zone and move boldly into the direction of their dreams.

It’s all about taking regular steps toward your goals. You don’t have to have it all figured out or do it perfectly – just get moving. Even little baby steps will do.

Let me put it another way – “lucky” people are those who are finding opportunities because they are moving in the direction of their goals. The movement activates your faith and you begin to experience the blessings that God has had for you all along.

So, if you have been feeling a bit unlucky lately, take some steps toward your goals and watch the luck flow.

Enjoy your day! 🙂


The Costs of Not Finishing What You Start

Are You Willing To Pay The Costs?


We often hear of the discipline and sacrifices we must make to accomplish our greatest dreams.
But today I would like you to consider a different cost.

The cost of NOT going after you goals and dreams.  The cost of not sticking it out to the end.

This is something that I had to consider myself a while ago.

 When God first gave me the vision for being a business and life prosperity coach, author, and speaker, He also gave me the vision of exactly what that looked like.  But, for a while, no matter how hard I worked, that vision was still just that – a vision.

 Many times, I thought of giving up and going back to practicing law or being a business consultant.  In fact, for about a year, I put my dreams on hold and got a regular 9 to 5 to pay the bills.

 I would coach “on the side” and host various teleseminars.  Well on one particular call about goal setting, I asked the participants to consider what it was costing them not to go after their goals full force.  As we went through the exercise, that voice inside of me asked – “What about you?  What’s it costing you not to go after your goal?”

 I ignored the voice, and continued on with the call.  But, as soon as it was over, the voice came back and asked, “What is it costing you?”

 I took out a sheet of paper and here’s how I answered that question:

  • Financial Costs – $10,000 per month (the initial vision for my business was to earn $10,000 per month after expenses)
  • Emotional Costs– confidence, self esteem, happiness
  • Spiritual Costs – my intimacy with God, peace, joy
  • Physical Costs – loss of sleep, weight gain, high blood pressure
  • Costs to My Family (now this is where the tears started to flow) – I’m missing out on showing my daughter what it really means to live a full, happy, joyful life, I’m showing Amber that it’s okay not to live up to yoru fullest potential.
  • Costs to the world – women living mediocre “just getting by lives”, women missing out on living their best lives.

 When I added up all of those costs, I decided that it just wasn’t worth it.

I renewed my motivation to follow through with the vision God gave me and I haven’t looked back since.


What about you?

Whether you would like to admit it or not, not going after what you truly desire could be costing you a fortune. (And, it goes far beyond a mere financial costs)

Is that a price you are willing to pay?

Ask yourself – “What is it costing me spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially not to stick with it until the end? “

Then, go deeper and ask,  “what is it costing my family, friends, and those in the world around me for me to stay where I am right now?”


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