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Is there Greatness Within You?

Found this the other day while I was coming out of a coffee shop with a friend. What amazes me is that this sign has ALWAYS been here and I never noticed it until NOW! I guess we bring things to our awareness when we are finally ready to receive.

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I had to stop and take a picture because I felt this message was calling out to me. This journey really has its ups and downs and sometimes you just feel like giving up and settling for something with less work or something else you fantasize that will be much easier….But really, who am I kidding! I have to remind myself every now and then that I am different. Different in many beautiful aspects of life because really there is only ONE of me! So when I stop to think about my life and purpose, I get a feeling of tremendous amount of support and love all around me. The force within me and around me tells me to KEEP ON GOING! Its in the moments when the universe surprises me with signs to tell me to hang on, not give up and that I am guided.

Here are a few steps that have helped me to pursue greatness in myself and in my life:

1 – Believe in Yourself 

If you don’t believe in yourself then who will? Your belief in yourself is the most important thing to have as it sets the foundation to everything! “If you think you can or can’t then you are right” – Henry Ford

2 –  NEVER give up!!

Would you ever tell a toddler who is learning how to walk to just give up after a few steps of trying because it will never learn how to walk again??? I am pretty sure you would say NO! Of course not!

It’s in our DNA to consistently try until we master it. With the help of encouraging loved ones and true friends, they show us what we can’t see in ourselves and prove to us that the impossible in POSSIBLE!

Great things take time to develop! If its a big goal it will take time, commitment, dedication, faith and persistence to make it happen. Success never comes when you want it to, it comes when it is the right time!

3 – Take small steps forward

“You don’t have to see the whole stair case, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King

Hey, Rome was not built in a day! it started as a vision and then the magic was made.

Set a vision/goal for yourself. Once you have that then set a deadline as to when you would like for it to be achieved. After, your job is to constant feed your vision/goal with nurturing thoughts and love and have a mental visualization of the end result. Work hard towards your dreams by performing the tasks at hand and watch your vision/dream/goals come ALIVE! Keep adding momentum by celebrating the small things/steps :)

4 – Just DO IT!!

There is no “trying”. Trying doesn’t get you anywhere but stuck in spinning cycle getting you the same results that leads to no where. Only headaches and frustrations. Just Do it! Get up and do the work! No one will do it better then you. If you don’t know how, then find people who are knowledgeable to help you. REMEMBER there is a solution to every problem. NOW the real question is “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT”!

To help you I have a guide to help you to get you into the right state of mind. Click here to access the smart guide! It can be towards weight loss, love relationships, career, financial abundance, business, etc. You name it!

5 – Think UP-lifting positive thoughts!

Could you ever be angry and happy at the same time? hmmmm, NO! Would you rather feel heavy, depressed and look drained from your emotions and thoughts OR would you rather feel happy, content with life and look positivity radiating? hmmmm, is that a trick question??

When it comes to your greatness, you are POWERFUL! You are SMART! You are BEAUTIFUL! Feed your mind, body and soul with positive thoughts, feelings and emotions and you will light up the world around you. Try it and then tell me how you feel afterwards.

 

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I would love to know what your dreams/goals/visions are and what steps you are taking to your greatness. Comment below =)

Yours truly,

Michelle Soares

Transformation Life Coach

Fitness/Lifestyle Holistic Coach

Mind, Body and Spirit Expert

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Motivation

Believe You Can!

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Why is it that people never follow through with their goals? They muster up all this energy at the beginning, feeling hyped, excited and motivated and then in a short while there back into their old ways.

I wondered about this because this was me awhile back. I couldn’t quite understand it. I know I wanted change but everything I did wasn’t good enough or never led me in the direction to achieving what I wanted.

Then something happened one day. After a traumatic event in my life and at my deepest and most difficult time in my life where I thought nothing was possible, I felt a burning emotion rupturing inside me. I felt within me this desirable need for change in me and it never left me. I felt this was the foundation (a burning desire) to transform my life. It was this feeling that pushed me everyday. Gave me purpose everyday. Gave me hope everyday. Gave me belief everyday but most importantly this feeling gave me a dream!

I knew this feeling wanted more for me then I could imagine for myself and therefore I let it lead me (I had nothing to lose as I thought I had lost everything already) BUT in order to connect with it fully I needed to change my mindset. I had to change my beliefs, find my values and make a plan.

Now as I fast forward my life, my conclusion is this. Belief is the foundation to making change in your life. Without it is like suffocating your body of oxygen. You pretty much will be running in circles expecting results.

Let me explain what I mean:

For example: If I set a goal to lose 10 pounds in 3 months. I focus on my goal, I take the necessary steps to change my lifestyle and all is good, right?! All is good so far but yet on an unconscious level I have a deep rooted belief that people around me (especially close friends and family) have tried to lose weight and never succeeded. What will that do for me? With this disconnection, my belief will override my goal to lose 10 pounds in 3 months.  My belief will lead me to run a pattern that says its meant to be really hard or even impossible to lose weight. This is what I call a limiting belief and no matter how hard I work to lose weight, if I don’t change my beliefs of being fit then it will only be short lived and back to square 1.

This is why its vital on your journey to focus on what you want in your life, to understand your own belief system and the impact this has on your goals. You will need to change your beliefs so that your goals and beliefs are totally aligned….BUT  beliefs are held on an unconscious level so how can you figure out what your beliefs are? As an NLP coach I specialize in Positive Mind Set changes. If you are interested in wanting to know your limiting beliefs and break free from them then click here and we ca work together.

Here is another example to help you understand:

EXAMPLE 1: Believe I can’t get fit

The Cycle:

I don’t want to be fat. I prepare my exercise schedule. I join the gym and start exercise regularly. After a couple of weeks I begin to make excuses to myself to avoid exercising. I begin to exercise less often. I get demotivated when I don’t see any improvement in my fitness. I get increasingly fed up with myself. When I’m fed up I eat more. I even begin to put on weight and I’m less fit than when I started. I drove my belief to myself.

EXAMPLE 2: Believe I can get fit easily

The Cycle:

I have a vision of how great I will look and feel when I’m fit. I prepare my exercise schedule. I join the gym and start exercise regularly. I feel excited and motivated as I notice my body shape changing. I notice my weight starting to reduce. I feel good about myself and look forward to showing off the new me. I buy myself some new clothes to reward myself. I continue to get fitter. I reach my target fitness and weight.  I prove my belief to myself.

Because beliefs are unconscious one way to know about your beliefs is to reflect on your parents attitude to relationships, money, career, etc or your attachments to significant people in your lives. You may be unconsciously be modelling them.

There is a quote ‘ Whether you think you can’t or you think you can you are right’. Your beliefs shape your reality.

Now with this new found information will you spend your time focused on your empowering or limiting beliefs about yourself?

Awareness is the first step to change,

Michelle Soares

NLP Practitioner/Hypnotherapist

Transformational Life Coach/Personal Trainer

Fitness Expert

www.michellesoares.com

www.7dayfitasticchallenge.com

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Motivation

How to be more Confident

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Confidence has many different meaning for people but I find that the common thread is standing in your own power. Standing in your own body and being comfortable with yourself to stand strong in the face of struggles, hardships, cruelty of harsh comments from others and of course confidence in your own skin.

We were all created differently and meant to shine our unique talents and gifts to the world. Does that make people better then others? No, i just believe its the hard work, commitment and focus one does to get where they are in the world. Its simple, if you don’t honour who you are and don’t put in the work, then you will only get half way and stop or just live the rest of your life being in between mediocrity and success.

I developed 10 short tips to help increase your confidence!

1. Stop comparing yourself to people, stay focused on you!

2. Relax! Go with the flow and don’t stress over the little things

3. Love yourself! You are a gift! This world would not be the same if you didn’t exist.

4. Be positive and look for the good in every situation

5. Do what you love and love what you do! There is nothing more beautiful in this world then to share your talents and gifts with others to help UPlift them to a better place. If you want to know more about sharing your Love & Passion look into this amazing retreat that everyone is raving about. Click here

6. Surround yourself with people who are positive and who are also working to make this world a better place.

7. Set mini goals and set your mind to tackle them everyday

8. Exercise and eat healthy. You want to feel good about yourself inside and out. I have an AWESOME guide that I put together to help you with this. Click here

9. Develop a positive mental Attitude. If you are constantly bashing yourself and saying you’re not good enough, aren’t attractive enough, aren’t smart enough or athletic enough, and on and on, you are setting yourself up for failure. Positive affirmation are a GREAT way to develop a positive mental attitude. More on this on my next blog.

10. Be happy! Appreciate all the small and big stuff in your life. Life wouldn’t be the same without you so rejoice on your existence and what you mean to people. YOU can and will make a difference in yourself and your world!

Remember there is only 1 of YOU so shine your light to the world!

Michelle Soares

Transformation Life Coach

Fitness Professional

Helping others achieve the best version of themselves

Website: www.michellesoares.com

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