Week 20 Recognizing your Power

This week I have have really thought about the “power” in so many different aspects of thought, mind, spirit. I have watched and spoke to many people who do not realize their power this week. Maybe I am just more aware of this because of my own power.

As I interview new team members I see who the power of your thoughts are so important and guiding to your every day life. There were people who didn’t realize how their negative thoughts have power over their ability to succeed and reach goals and how only the power of their thoughts can change that. Some applicants had so much positive power, I honestly wasn’t sure they were for real and contemplated that they were just telling me what I wanted to hear. After listening, and asking questions like we learned, I believe they were coming from a place of deep thought and self reflection.

I also had the wonderful opportunity to personally meet and spend time with a fellow MKMMA member from out of town. The power and courage that she and her daughter have is amazing. We spent time talking about courage and power and how those 2 things are in almost everything. The food we were eating to the people cooking and serving it. The meeting and conversation were powerful and courageous in itself.

It is so powerful to think that the power of thinking is to use your thinking to harness  your power.

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Week 19 Overcome the Fear

What a week this has been. After 19 weeks I am amazed how life seems to be in line with what we are leaning. As I strive to be dedicated to my PPNs and helping others in life and business there are always the moments that make you want to throw in the towel and say screw everyone else. I had one of those moments, the beauty is they are short lived and getting shorter all the time.

After dedicating over a year to help an employee grow, sending her to training, investing in her, she gave me notice she was leaving to go work for someone else. Ironically this is the same person I referred to last week about knowing it all but not putting it to work. I could feel my face get hot and red, my heart race, I told her ” Great, good luck” with such shortness she knew I did not mean it. She said well at least you didn’t tell me to “F” off, to which I replied “not to your face”. She left my office and there it was FEAR, what was I going to do, what about the clients, what about me, what about everything I did for you? I call my husband and my coach in a panic, what will happen, I should just close, how can I make it, how will want to work for me? Ok step back, take a breath, helping others is what you want, growing people is what you want, teaching people is what you want. She is doing what you are wanting, is it good for all????? not in the moment!! does it take anyone else’s good??? Yeah MINE!!!

The day, I sweet lady applies for the same position, with many years experience ready to work any days and hours. 2 days after that another girl who has wanted to work for me for years is ready to start working for me in a few weeks. Wait, what, 2 more people want to work for me in another department, with drive, ambition, ready to work whenever I need. They all have heard that although I can be tough, I am caring and want to strive for more and to build people up.

I did wind up telling the girl leaving that I wasn’t mad and I do wish her luck with her new job and I do actually mean it. We bought her a cake and celebrated. I do really mean it too. When I step back and really put all this stuff we are learning to work and practice I know that it was GOOD all along for all of us.  It was good for my business, my staff, all the new people wanting to work for me.

I know that all that I am working on in this class has changed me, my mindset, my business, my team our culture and it is amazing. I know that everything is as it should be. FEAR is overcome with the consciousness of power. I have got the Power.

I am Whole Perfect Strong Powerful Loving Harmonious and Happy!!!

Week 18 The power for Growth

The last 18 weeks we have read, re read, studied and evaluate our selves and thought process. I can’t help but reflect on the chapter that talks about having the knowledge versus putting it to practice, and in this weeks chapter about unless we use it we will lose it.

I think about my own thirst for knowledge, and always wanting to take another class and get another certification. I admit, I love looking for the next class and sometimes more than starting to practice and master the thing I just learned. As for my business I was always looking for the “answer” to make it better or to fix a problem, moving to the next Guru or coach to get the “right answer” only to figure out that the I had the answer I just needed to do the work and use what I learned.

This last week, as I had some transition in my business and I listen to my team talking about all these books, webinars, classes are the same, it’s all the same information. We know all this stuff and we are still not hitting the goals. This information is wrong. And it hits me, they are stuck in the knowledge without the action. They are not putting it to work, they are not using the steps and taking action.

The new focus for my team is TAKE ACTION

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Week 17 Hero’s Journey

What is a Hero?

he·ro
ˈhirō
noun
  1. 1.
    a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
    How interesting, a hero can really be anyone. It can be you. In a world where everyone is looking for a Hero to save them, to change a situation or the world, why not be the Hero. Why not be your own Hero?
    This week I had the privilege of attending a live show called ROAR – Fierce Female Storytelling. As I sat there listening to the 5 women and looking around the theater I realized how amazing each and every person is. Everyone is on their own Hero’s journey. These women stood in front of a large crowd bearing their souls and deepest secrets and tragedies and their fight to be true and whole. Facing adversity and doubt from their closest friends and family. The audience each on their own journey and at their own stage of the way, listening for the something they can connect with, for the one line that let’s them know they are ok, things will get better.
    I just love the way I see people now, with so much more depth and understanding, listening to what lies beneath the surface. People and life are fascinating, I am glad to be on this wonderful journey and the greatest Hero of my own journey.
    Where will your Journey take you?
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Week 17 Sharing the love & knowledge

Last week our group works on Kindness, seeing it, sharing it, acknowledging it.  Wow, what an amazing week and it makes one wonder, why don’t we do this all the time? It is so easy to be kind, and it goes such a long way.

I decided as part of my kindness I would share some of the awesome affirmations that we have learned. My salon team already knows “Do It Now” the say it all day long, so this week I decide to write ” I am whole perfect powerful strong loving harmonious and happy” on our break room chalk board. I figure well at least they will see it, maybe think about it, maybe read it a few times, maybe that subby will do its thing and it will start working on their thoughts.

What happens??? This

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I almost wanted to cry, through out the week they added more, beautiful positive affirmations. The culture has been changing over the last few months, all the things they teased me about “being positive” are now rubbing off.

I can’t wait to see what happens next…..

Week 16 – Look at your self

This week has been interesting. There have been a few Ah-ha’s the past few days.

My year began with a few bumps, I asked my employees to do the end of year inventory. which of course needed to be complete and correct by year end. 2 people haphazardly miss count the items, they next person needs the day off and my manager comes down with the flu. Guess who goes in on Sunday to get the job done, the owner (ME). Now I could be mad that I will now spend my Sunday working, at the end of 6 hours at work I come home so relieved and happy, I tell I Jason I have finally figured out what the years inventory problem has been and I fixed about $3,000 in inventory. Not mad that I was there, not mad I had to do it, not mad they did it wrong, it was perfect, I figured out the problem, it all worked out, if all that stuff didn’t happen I would not have gotten it done. I cannot help but think that all this work the last 16 weeks has brought me to a place of peace and comfort in knowing that it was all exactly the way it was suppose to be.

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As I listen to others speak about situations in their life, I can’t help but refer to week 16 line 31. The evidence is clear, Natural Law! everything works in perfect harmony with your efforts in life. ” Why do things like this always happen to me?” ” I don’t know but things Like this always happen to people like you”  Why focus on the obstacles? Find the small nuggets in everything you do and revel in them. You are doing it, you are learning and growing every minute, every situation. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, you can make it the best or you can dwell on the crap.

” You better check yourself before you wreck yourself” ~ Ice Cube

Week 15

The more I listen to people the more interesting people become. The more I wonder about life. Why does this time of year cause so many to dreadful and sad. Why do they just want the year to end and say good ridden? They can wait for the new year to start over, and then come December they repeat the same thought and sayings.

At what point do you realize the the date isn’t going to change you? This is where part 14 #4 hits home, we get results in exact accordance with our understanding of the law and our ability to make the proper application. You have to apply the knowledge and change.

One of my favorite quotes seems appropriate this week:

“Be the change you wish to see” ~Gandhi

Week 14

The Holidays are over, the family is gone, the year is almost over and a new one about to begin.

Oh the Holidays. The hustle and bustle. Some people are so Happy and cheery and others have dread and grumpy. What makes the holidays bring out such emotion and anxiety?

All the reading and reflecting and no opinions make this Holiday season and interesting one. What is important? What do I want? Why are things important this time of year? Why does family get crazy?

As I kid you believe, you dream, you wish, you know without a shadow of doubt that if you tell Santa what you want somehow you are going to wake up Christmas morning and it will be there. You know your family will be there, there will be tons of food, laughter.

Then you are an adult and the things you looked forward to you now dread. There are family members you are just not as excited to see. Who will be the one to start the drama. What do you give, why do you give? You don’t even see these people all year.

Week 13

This week as I read I find such truth to the paragraph about the athlete. It holds so much truth in life. So many people feel like they are an expert just by reading an article or a book, without ever experiencing the subject. The real knowledge and growth comes from the practice and the life experiences. Most people would never expect to be a body builder by just reading about it so why would so many think they can run a business or tell others what to do with their life when they have never experienced it. In my industry I see it all the time, ” I watched a youtube video on doing my own color, so I know how to do hair” I had to go to school for 2 years and even then I didn’t fully understand all that it took for a few years later. But, yep you go ahead and color your own hair.

Definitely read and read a lot, research, do your homework, but put it to practice and practice some more. Live it breath it.

Flash back a few weeks to No opinions unless you are an expert. Interesting…

Week 12- Power of thought

Glad to be at week 12 and done with 11. I had a hard time getting focused on week 11. I  totally get ”Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them” , heck I know it is true, but the rest??? …eh. I could have been just fine with that one sentence for the whole week.

The power of thought, wow what a concept. It is amazing where your thought can take you. A split second blip in your mind can snow ball into days of thinking about a thing.  What amazes me is how easy and acceptable it is to think and share negative thoughts, share them on social media get others to agree with your thought and negativity. Then you think positively start seeing things different, and people don’t know how to act or think with that. It is so hard to get that ball rolling and growing. People want to know what kind of weird stuff are you in to? Oh that won’t last…

Just imagine what would happen if we could all tweak the power of our thought just a little. If you could be a little more open minded and focus your thoughts in a more positive way, what an amazing thing that could be, what an amazing day that would be, what an amazing world that would be. If only all you needed to do is to try to focus on changing your thoughts ….hmmmm.

If only there was a system, a book, a class that could help people with how they think…

How awesome to know that your thoughts of wanting more, your thoughts of change, brought you here right now on this insane journey of MKMMA. Your thoughts are changing your life right this second

What do you want to think about now?