It’s Never Too Late to Dream Big

I had a very cool experience for Valentine’s Day. My sweetheart took me to see Jodi Benson. You know who Jodi Benson is don’t you?  She is the voice of Ariel, The Little Mermaid. Let me share a few things that Jodi Benson said that I found meaningful.

What I Learned from Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson Never Too Late to Dream Big

When asked what she learned from playing Ariel in the Little Mermaid  She said, “Ariel teaches her all the time…To be brave,..To go for your dreams… To speak your mind…To be honest… To keep your childlike innocence.”

Someone asked her if it’s too late to chase your dreams. And Jodi answered, “it’s never too late, God has a purpose for everyone.”

I was very impressed by Mrs. Benson. She is a true Disney Princess. I loved the way she answered everyone’s questions, especially the little girls in the audience.

This got me thinking about the idea of it never being too late to start a new dream and some of my favorite entrepreneurs who have decided they are not buying into the idea that it is too late.

It’s Never Too Late to Dream Big

Martha Stewart is Always Reinventing Herself

Martha Stewart comes to mind first. Martha was a model in her youth. She was a stockbroker after college. She has reinvented herself over and over as an author, a tv host, a caterer, a decorator, and a chef.

At 63, Martha was convicted in a case about Insider Trading and she went to jail. She accepted her punishment and even helped another inmate get started in the fashion business.

Martha is now almost 80 and she is still going strong. She is creating shows with Snoop Dog  “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” where she is meeting a whole a new generation.

Kate White from Magazine Boss Lady to Best Selling Author

Another one of my favorite encore entrepreneurs is Kate White, she is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Working Women, Child, and Redbook. She is now a New York Times best selling author and speaker.

She has several fiction books with titles like:

A Body to Die For and Such a Perfect Wife.

I love her non-fiction titles:

Ernesto Shepard World’s Oldest Performing Female BodyBuilder

Next let’s talk about  Ernesto Shepard. This lady is impressive she is the World’s Oldest Performing Female BodyBuilder (by Guinness World Records)

At 79 Years Young, she started this at 56 when she thought she needed to get in shape to look good in a swim suit. She is a personal trainer and she participates in body building competitions. She definitely adheres the the idea that it is never too late to dream big.

Another Fabulous Encore Entrepreneur is Tamara Monosoff

Tamara Monosoff, worked in the white house, worked in Washington D.C. in the Clinton Administration where she served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, Education Director for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and Senior Communications Associate for the President’s Initiative on Race at the White House.

She is an Inventor and the Founder of Mom Invented & the Mom Invented® Brand of products

She is a best selling author of several books including “The Mom Inventors Handbook: How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing”

It is never too late to dream big and start something new. I encourage you to get started on a new dream today.

If you would like some help with coming up with Ideas, I encourage you to take the Dream & Decide Workshop.

You can find that at KimberlyLoves.me/dream

5 Ways To Design Your Personality

5 Ways To Design Your Personality

Have you ever wanted to be someone else or change your personality? Here are 5 Ways To design your personality. design your personality

Personality is what makes you a unique human being. It encompasses the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and while you may like all aspects of your character, you may notice that others don’t always have a positive reaction to specific traits. Or perhaps you recognize some bad habits you have developed over the years and are wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for ways to enhance personality, to build new character traits that mean others are more comfortable with you, then we’ve got you covered. Here are five ways to design your personality.

#1. Discover Everything You Can About Yourself

Spend some time really evaluating who you are, what you like, how you behave, and how others react to you. Take time to notice how people respond to things you do and say, see what others appreciate most about you, and purposefully observe how you interact with others in different types of situations. Make a list of the personality traits that you think are strengths and identify a few key areas where you would like to improve.

#2. Expand Your Interests to Design Your Personality

The more you read and experience in life, the more interesting you will be. Reading, travel, and hobbies all expand your understanding of the world, teach you new perspectives, and enhance the empathy for others, also. This can make you a better friend and provides you with topics for interactions with others. Listen to a new podcast, pick up a new-to-you genre of book, or learn a hobby you’ve always wanted to try.

#3. Focus on The Needs of Others

By learning to be supportive of others, you enhance your personality and welcome more people around you. When you maintain interest in others’ passions, you show you are actively interested in their lives and care about what matters to them. Most people love to feel that others are interested in what they have to say, and they, in return, will reciprocate with interest in you, as well.

#4. Focus on Your Conversational Abilities

Whether you identify as an introvert or an extrovert, improving the way you communicate with others will enhance the relationships around you. There’s a lovely dance that goes on between introverts and extroverts. Introverts have learned to listen but by simply asking an extrovert a key question they can engage in conversation. Practice active listening techniques as well as share your knowledge and interests with those around you. Becoming a good conversationalist will help in your personal as well as professional life.

#5. Take a Stance

Most of us have a viewpoint but are afraid to show it.  Most people find others with no opinions to be boring. Know where you stand on issues important to your beliefs and be sure you have information to support your perspectives. But, you should also be willing to listen to others’ views and use those to evaluate your own stance. Make an effort to talk with people whose views are different than yours to understand their perspective better.

Final Thoughts

You have the power to design your personality and enhance specific traits. By learning to evaluate what you like best about yourself, then selecting new characteristics you wish to develop, you have created a plan for your personal development.

Once you start implementing these new changes, practice again observing how you are making progress, how others respond to your attempts, and identify where you need to make adjustments. It’s always helpful to talk with others whom you really trust to see how they think you can improve your personality.

They may have identified specific traits you were not even aware others noticed about you. When you take the time to commit to this process, you will put yourself on a course toward personal development and improved happiness.

Redesign Your Lifestyle with New Habits to Start in the New Year

Redesign Your Lifestyle with New Habits to Start in the New Year

 

Redesign Your Lifestyle with New Habits to Start in the New Year

 

 

 

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Instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions, I like to set habit goals. A habit goal is a regular tendency or practice. 

 

 

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting S.J. Scott who wrote the books Habit Stacking and Bad Habits no more. One of the things that S.J. said that I thought was pretty brilliant was “Sometimes it’s the smallest of actions that can make the biggest difference in someone’s life.” We were discussing how the simple act of sending a loving text message to his wife everyday was so important to her. 

 

 

 

“Sometimes it’s the smallest of actions that can make the biggest difference in someone’s life.” S.J. Scott 

 

What habits can you create in your life to be the kind of person you want to be? It may be just a quick and easy habit like S.J. shared. 

 

 

 

Free Guide to Help You Figure Out Your Habit Goals for 2020 >Click Here

 

You likely have many habits that you are regularly practicing. Many of these habits you perform on a daily basis, maybe unconsciously and a part of your regular routine. Unfortunately, some of these types of unconscious habits that you have built up over time are typically not the best types of habits.

 

Good habits, in particular, need to be developed and developed intentionally. Developing good habit goals can create a new, fresh, and better you. Here is why you should reinvent yourself by starting good habits today.

 

 

 

The Benefits Of A Good Habit Goals

 

 Habits are small activities that define or create who you are over time. The benefit of developing good habits is that it creates and define good attributes in you over an extended period of time. A good habit is like interest building in a bank. Over time, the interest continues to grow without much effort on your part. Likewise, a good habit continues to develop character and attributes in you, without much concentrated effort. 

 

Developing good habits also takes the “work” out of doing the things that you want to do. When something becomes routine or automatic, it no longer becomes work. It is just something you do. Being able to routinely perform activity or tasks without much effort allows you to put your energy and focus into other areas of life. Developing good habits gives you the benefit for accomplishing more with less effort. 

 

Repetition
And Time Is The Key To Good Habit Forming

 

Developing a good habit may take longer than you think. When developing a new habit, the general rule of thumb has been about 21 days. This time frame was developed from Dr. Maxwell Maltz work in the 1960’s with amputees adjusting to the loss of a limb. 

 

However, a more recent study from Lally et al, entitled How are habits formed: Modeling habit formation in the real world, indicates that it takes an
average of 66 days for an activity to become “automatic”. The study also indicated that missing a day did not lead to negative effects to developing your habit, but that the more repetitions earlier in your development produced larger effects. 

 

 

 

Developing good habits is both a marathon and a sprint. Start your habit forming strong with consistent repetitions in those first few weeks. Then turn your eyes to the horizon and settle in for the time that it will take to develop your habit.

 

 

 

New Habits to Start in the New Year

 

 

 

There are lots of good habits that you should develop for yourself. Here are few that you should consider:

 

Exercise

 

 Instead of setting a goal of losing weight try setting a habit goal exercising 30 minutes a day. This is the obvious good habit that you should be developing. The American Heart Association states that you can significantly improve your cardiovascular health with just 30 min of exercises a day. Even if this 30 min is broken into 10 min periods. Developing a habit of a daily walk can significantly impact your health and mindset.

 

 

 

Saving Money 

 

 

 

 This habit is not flashy, or exciting, or particularly fun. But it’s absolutely necessary. Start small and save a specific amount each week. Then build to a particular amount each month or a certain percentage each year. Building this habit can have lasting rewards for years to come.

 

 

 

Reading More Books

 

 

 

Developing the habit of reading 15 min each day can lead to all kinds of benefits for you. Daily reading can increase memory and vocabulary or decrease stress and anxiety. With only 15 min of reading a day, you can easily read 1-2 books a month or 12-24 books a year. Imagine the benefit of learning new skills for recreations and work, or understanding a new topic, or developing a better imagination, all from 15 min a day. 

 

 

 

 

 

habits to start in the new year

 

 

 

Waking Up Early

 

This is a difficult habit for me. I am a night owl by nature but creating a morning routine has helped me get mornings off to a better start. Getting up early in the morning is not natural for everyone, but is a habit that can be developed. Start by setting your alarm 15 min earlier than usual. Every 1-2 weeks move your alarm back another 15 min until you reach your desired wake up time. Waking up early can benefit your health, energy, productivity and motivation.

 

 

 

Pay Attention To Your
New Habits to Start in the New Year

 

 

Whatever good habits you decide to develop will be worth the invested time. The important thing  is to pay attention to the habits that you are developing.

 

Start today, and make a note of all the habits that you find yourself routinely doing throughout the day. Is this habit something you want to keep? If not, start a better habit and begin the process of redesigning your life.  

 

 

 

 

Habit Goals 2019