Have a Vision. Invest in Yourself. Focus your Actions. Transform your life.
I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a life beyond their wildest dreams. But many of us find ourselves looking for “more”, stuck in mediocrity, lacking in options, or simply lost and confused. Ultimately, we find we have lost access to that greatness that lies within each of us to manifest our dreams without losing who we are along the way.
After 13 years in corporate, I was lost, confused & tired….
I know what going through the motions looks like. I had done all the “right” things in life–got the “right” grades, to get the “right” degree, to get the “right” job and earn the “right” salary. Truth is, financially, my corporate career served me very well. I was good at what I did and knew what needed to get done to succeed. The problem was that when it came time to actually thinking about my “future”, my “career path”, all I saw was spending the majority of my days working and growing in an environment, industry and lifestyle that did not resonate with me, did not fulfill me, and did not inspire me. It did not offer me the possibility of the freedom to spend more time with the people I loved, or travel to the places I desired…to spend my time the way I desired. Ultimately time is our life…because how we spend our time makes up the moments of our life.
Where ever I went, there I was….
I had the opportunity to leave the corporate world and “find myself” and my true “passion”. I went back to school and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist–and plunged into entrepreneurship. Only to discover this one truth “Where ever Patricia went, there Patricia was.” I found myself still lacking a vision, passion, confidence. Here I was in a completely different industry and working for myself…and yet the same mindset that held me back before was still continuing to rule me.
A huge shift in my life occurred when I actually started investing in myself. I’ve spent 10’s of thousands of dollars and hours on personal and professional training, courses, books, coaching and mentoring…and will continue to be a life long student. I went back into the classroom and became a Certified NLP Master Practitioner which has equipped me with tools and mindset to create the life I want.
Since then, I have taken consistent steps outside my comfort zone to build a life that I love from more authentic and profound relationships (new and old) to building a home-based-business that I am passionate about and is serving others.
Your greatest asset…
I believe that one’s greatest asset is truly a “no matter what” mindset. When you lack a clear vision of WHO it is that you want to become, then the results you get in your life don’t make sense or they simply aren’t what you feel you bargained for. For a long time, having a big vision and dream simply didn’t occur to me. I didn’t ask myself what I truly wanted…because my mind quickly went to “but how?” I was so stuck in the “how” I simply settled for what I thought I could do vs. what I truly wanted to do.
You can create the life you dream of
I do truly believe we are all born with Unique Talent. Most of us either don’t know what it is, believe in it, or have taken the time to put in the hours in perfecting our craft. But, I truly believe we are born to discover it, perfect it and share it with the world.
You can create the life you dream of, but I do believe it really starts and ends with a powerful mindset….BEFORE you even have the external proof of success. I know that the number 1 reason that I struggle in my business was a weak mindset–lack of vision, fear of rejection, fear of failure, the need to impress, the need for approval/validation.
Strategies are great…but without vision and a strong mindset, you won’t put your 150% behind it, you won’t give it your all, you won’t follow a daily routine, and you likely won’t implement the strategies or take the time to perfect your skills. You won’t have the stamina to move through the obstacles.
I created this website and blog to share and offer value, share my experiences and offer encouragement to those that want to maximize their potential personally and professional. Leverage my investments in personal and professional development and learn mindset strategies, nurture healthy relationships, communicate more effectively, and lead a life where you jump out of bed in the morning with passion and excitement. I look forward to connecting with you and hearing about your success!
To your Success and Abundance,
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“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow : our life is the creation of our mind.”
– The Dhammapada