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Life is filled with twists and turns. Taking small actions toward what you want to achieve can create a new perspective on how you go about achieving your hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Have you or someone you’ve known ever challenged you to create goals beyond what you had imagined you could do? I know I have, and it’s made all the difference in my life! Goal setting is not rocket science but why go about it the same way over and over again? One of the best approaches I’m learning to help you succeed is to focus on improving your weaknesses so they become your strengths. You can do this by putting a plan in place that will keep things fresh and will help you feel renewed. Start by deciding that during this process of growth you are going to have fun, choose to be happy and do what your heart wants you to do. Life is short and can pass us by pretty fast so you want to take care of yourself and not spend too much time sweating the small stuff.

If you find yourself needing to pull yourself out of a funk, you can do so by changing your mindset and by shifting the language you use. It all starts with you accepting things for what they are.  Seeing life with all its ups and downs allows you to make better decisions about your plan of action. This small exercise will unlock your inner peace and is a great way to center your thoughts so you can begin finding the answers that will turn your weaknesses into new strengths, and also allow you to enjoy each day. 

When I started on my well-being journey I never imagined what an impact a change in perspective could be. The power to believe, added with simple consistent action steps has lead me to discover new strengths which had been hidden from my view.  The writing was never my strong point, math was. I didn’t even have to write a business letter in my corporate job, and my boss would put together the proposals to prospective clients so I didn’t get much practice. I do remember as a child that I did love writing letters to my teachers, friends, and family thanking them for their love and support.

As I grew life changed, I found other interests, that didn’t include writing.  A breakthrough appeared when one of my coaches gave me the assignment to write a poem. I wrote back to her expressing my apprehension with a big “Are You Kidding Me?” She wrote back and said, no she was not kidding and that I could do it. Yikes! I remember the fear and worry that filled my spirit. It was crazy that my coach had more belief I could write a poem than I did in myself. Instead of saying “I can’t” (one of my favorite answers before I started coaching), I dug deep and found the courage to move beyond my comfort zone and I started to write.  

Little did I know how much fun the process would be. It has opened up a new set of possibilities both personally and professionally. I learned when you find the courage to do something and continue to do it you gain a sense of confidence that spills over into all areas of your life. When I grow hesitant about trying something beyond my comfort zone, I do my best to remember back how fear used to fill me and how the flood of overwhelm would be so strong it would leave me paralyzed. Then I remind myself how I overcame all of that by finding the courage within myself to push through. This is something that has helped me time and time again. We all need a bit of encouragement and to help you make the shift take a moment and read my poem The Power of Inner Peace is Within Reach. My hope is you will realize all you can accomplish by changing your old way of thinking so you will explore new opportunities.

Putting myself out there in such a way was quite a challenge, especially since I knew that writing was not a strength I possessed. It was five years ago when I wrote that poem and had the courage to share on my blog. It taught me a valuable lesson in trusting myself and in the process of cultivating my untapped abilities. It goes to show you the power of how one thing can lead into another so that you can grow into who you are meant to be. Which, by the way, later on, another seed was planted by my mentor, when she said to me “you have a book in you.”  What? Writing a poem was such stretch that I laughed at the idea of writing a book. It was only with the support of my coach and working on having a positive mindset that I was able to discover that there really was a book in me when I published “Journey to Wealth”.  It took time and plenty of revisions but I’m proud to say it’s published and available on Amazon. Who knew? I didn’t, that’s for sure! Don’t doubt yourself. Your thoughts and perspective make a huge difference in what you do, Unlock the strength inside of you and take the steps needed so you can move forward today with a healthy outlook. 

How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

  1. Realize the impact of attitude on life. Raise your awareness to what your weakness might be and accept them, instead of going to the place of frustration.
  2. Ask someone you can trust for help that has done what you want to do.
  3. Start with doing one simple step. Practice to gain confidence and get better and better each day.
  4. Don’t take criticism or feedback personally. Not everyone is going to like what you do. Ask yourself what you can learn from the feedback that has been given to you.
  5. Change your thought process to think solutions. Focus on how to fix the problem, not on the obstacle. Don’t stay in a place of anger and keep focusing on what is negative, focus on what is positive
  6. Believe in Yourself. You are ready for unexpected challenges that arise. Think back to those challenges you already have handled in your life.
  7. Learn from your past mistakes, don’t beat yourself up, press on.

Start today by doing something you have never done before. The time has come for you to break through your challenges and gain a new perspective that will empower your new way of thinking. Do this by creating a plan and make it simple enough for you to follow. Revise as needed so you will stick with it. When you put in the effort to master a new skill, you will become excited again. The energy and revitalization you feel inside as you chart a new course in your life will become the foundation that will enable you to do even more. An opportunity exists at every turn. Take advantage of it. Create change in your life with small actions steps that move you closer to increased wealth and well-being. Living inside your comfort zone is not a good option if you want to find the fulfilled happiness you deserve. When you start to turn your weaknesses into strengths there are brighter days ahead so you can experience all richness life has to offer. 

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Take a moment to look around and see there is an abundance of hope around us if we just believe. Believing in our dreams or aspirations, let alone ourselves, isn’t always easy, since life can become quite chaotic and we can become lost in the process. When those moments of hesitation or self-doubt arise then it’s within those moments when we need to slow down, quiet our minds and reaffirm our decision to believe in ourselves by feeling the fear and doing it anyway. The power of action can be liberating. You only need to put one step forward to begin the process of believing in you.

Believe in You

When you lack passion, feel overwhelmed or are filled with uncertainty, you will see those feelings of disbelief set in. Such feelings serve as a signal for you to dig deeper in what is really going on inside of yourself. Take the time to look for inner guidance and learn to trust your instincts. As you find answers you will grow to recognize your strengths and abilities and not dwell solely on your limitations. You have the power from within to believe. Never forget that belief is a state of mind that is strengthened with patience, dedication, and plenty of practice.

What are your goals, hopes, or desires? Have you wanted to try something different or set out on a new adventure but stopped yourself before even getting started? I know I have many times and I suspect I will again, but the one thing that has kept me moving closer to my dreams is focused action. Sometimes life demands and obligations wreak havoc which can cause fear deep within. There is no need to be afraid because 99% of the time what we fear doesn’t happen. There is a story you are telling yourself, and it will get you nowhere.  There can be miracles when you believe.  It all starts and ends with you.  When the time is right and you are ready it shows up.  Be patient with the process, practice being kind with yourself, and believe that miracles will happen. Once you make the decision to take action then you are half way there. Start with the thought of believing you can and you will achieve your goals. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Find an environment that you can trust, feel safe, and where you can begin to create real change in your life. Once you begin the journey you may discover an ever-growing stream of obstacles that block your path. Perhaps fear might get in the way or you may even create nonessential tasks to avoid a situation that’s been on your to do list for a long time. Either way, you want to be prepared and follow through on the decision to make a different choice. There is no need to ever beat yourself up because you haven’t achieved your goal. Just remember to focus on the process of believing in your heart that you can and that you will. Once you do this you will find that obstacles become minor distractions and you become stronger in the process.

Imagine what your life would be like if you worried less, lived a life filled with confidence, and that you enthusiastically took action with an ease and flow that only comes when you truly believe. You will experience your dreams when you believe in yourself and that you can achieve what you set your mind to.

Are you committed to what you do? Do you have belief in you?

If you don’t believe in your abilities right now just ponder a moment that someone in your life who let you know or showed you that they believed in you. This could be a friend, a partner, or a coach. How did it feel? Was the moment filled with happiness and relief or was it filled with disbelief? Your answer can tell you a lot about how much you do or don’t believe in yourself. It’s wonderful knowing that someone in your life believes in you. It’s a special feeling inside that touches your heart and helps you to start believing in yourself as well. Do you ever wonder what they see in you? Why they never question or doubt your ability? Hopefully you understand that others can see in us the things we fail to because they don’t have preconceived notions or the self-defeating talk that we carry around with us. No matter how many cheerleaders you may have in your corner it’s still up to you to find the inner strength to accept your gifts and talents and use them to create the life you’ve dreamed about. You want to be able to forgive others who may be holding you back (including yourself) and accept the fact that you, your feelings and your dreams really do matter.

Sometimes we need to step back to see things just as they are.  It just may take another person to show you just how beautiful and wonderful you really are for you to see it for yourself.  I know this was the case for me when I started on my journey of wealth and well-being. Jumping on board when a good friend or loved one believes in you is the best gift you can give yourself. Others are there for support and can guide, lead, or even provide you a road map until you are ready to take the reins for yourself. Learn to use their confidence in your favor whenever doubt or uncertainty creep in. Before long you won’t have to rely on motivation or strength from someone else because you will understand and believe in yourself. It all begins when you accept and trust yourself. Remember you are human, nobody is perfect. Do the best that you can do. Mistakes happen, so you might as well learn the valuable lessons, share the wisdom, and then move on! There will be more challenges and even bigger lessons just ahead. When you fall and then rise again, YOU become a stronger person because you’ve learned to believe in yourself without doubt and fear. Believe, face your fears, persevere, and you will achieve!

I’ve shared a ton of information and it may seem a bit overwhelming. Take some time and save the quick tips listed below. You can share them with friends, associates and loved ones. Please print them out and read them each day so you can learn to believe in yourself and allow the world to benefit from all that you have to offer.
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Simple Steps to Believing In You

  • First you must “Believe You Can”.
  • Take baby steps towards your goals.
  • Keep moving forward.
  • Never give up. Always choose to persevere because when it’s time and you are ready, it will happen.
  • Open your arms to change, stretch yourself, and leap out of your comfort zone.
  • Be sincerely grateful for those who have faith in your talents and abilities.
  • Never quit and say it’s not possible.
  • Look to your inner guidance, know your capabilities and learn to trust your instincts.
  • There is always choice. Live your life the way you choose overcoming the challenges that arise. You are strong!
  • Believe in yourself and trust your decisions.
  • Find your own voice to discover the inner confidence within you.
  • Stay positive and think of the wonderful qualities you have.
  • Be in the moment now. Have a one day at a time approach to help bring you clarity instead of a feeling of overwhelm. Some things will work out without you having to do anything.   Say out loud or journal “all is well”.
  • Open up to the world and express what is inside your heart.
  • Live your life knowing you do your best. Your best is always enough!

We all have challenges in life. It’s good to remember the key to happiness is how we handle these challenges. Messages and lessons are everywhere and can be given at any time. What will you do with them when they come around? Will you live in fear or jump at the chance to believe in you like no one else can? Don’t wait; you must take action even when it’s a bit scary. Move forward despite what others may think, say, or do. Be open to growing your belief by expressing your thoughts and feelings from your heart. Our brains can sometime get in the way and keep us from what we desire the most. Act with confidence. Live your life as if you know you will succeed and you will find that it is impossible to fail. Choose to believe something good will happen and become determined to look at things in a positive light. Be yourself; the strong, powerful, courageous YOU that you are. Trust yourself and dream big! Never give up.  Believe in YOU!

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Bonnie
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Do you regularly surround yourself with people who lift you up, are energized and inspire you? Its life changing when you do. You are happier and full of more energy enjoying life doing what you love to do.

It also feels good to be the inspiration and kind to others. You never know when one simple act of kindness will change someone’s life. Your heart will be filled with gratitude and appreciation.

Don’t forget to give yourself love and kindness.  You are important and you matter.

If you are going through some tough times, think of some happy thoughts and take time for you.

Look in the mirror, smile, and be proud of who you are.

To your health, wealth and happiness,

Bonnie

Lyrics: Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone ‘cause
I can’t fight it anymore

And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one
I’m all alone
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call
But I’ve lost all control
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey
Can’t stop looking at the door
Wishing you’d come sweeping
In the way you did before

And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one
I’m a little drunk
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call
But I’ve lost all control
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

Whoa, whoa
Guess I’d rather hurt
Than feel nothing at all

It’s a quarter after one
I’m all alone
And I need you now
And I said I wouldn’t call
But I’m a little drunk
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now
I just need you now

Oh baby, I need you now

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Do you believe that news reports are a dependable source for investment advice? There are many experts and websites over the internet with different information. At times it can be quite alarming.  Are you feeling confident that your stock market investments will hold up when the market feels as if you were on a roller coaster ride? Think about the review process that you currently have in place for your investment portfolio, if you are managing your own investments. It’s wise to have an investment strategy that is flexible and allows you the ability to exit quickly in order to reduce your exposure if the stock market is not performing well. You can reduce some of your uneasiness by seeking the advice of an investment professional that can answer your specific questions one-on-one when you are feeling unsure.

It’s wise to review your portfolio and lower your Risk by avoiding big losses. You want a portfolio to suit your needs within a certain time frame depending on your goals and objectives. If you are feeling stressed about your investments here are some ideas to follow that will help you in meeting your investment goals.

Simple Tips to Navigate During Stressful Stock Market Times

  • roller coaster stock-market-cartoons-5-300x2021Watch your investments to make sure they are doing what you expect.
  • No matter the strategy you choose, it’s a good idea to measure the returns and risks compared to a benchmark index for comparison.
  • You could be over weighted in a particular sector under pressure.  It’s a good idea not to have too many of your eggs in one basket.
  • Review your investment to see if any individual stock, exchange traded fund, or bond position exceeds 5% of your overall portfolio.
  • Prepare your plan with an exit strategy to allow you to bounce back before something unforeseen occurs.
  • When altering a security keep the whole portfolio in mind.
  • Individual stocks are volatile; you can make money fast or lose money quickly.
  • If you are investing in individual bonds review the credit rating to see they are good quality bonds.

It’s crucial that you set clear goals and objectives for your success.  Keep an eye on your portfolio so that you will know what is or isn’t performing well.  Be ready, flexible, willing, and prepared to make a change when and if you are feeling stressed by about your investments. Your future finances depend on it!

stock market roller coasterYou can feel good today about putting into motion a plan to build wealth without stress as you move even closer to a life of wealth and well-being.  You want to have a clear plan as you embrace change with new eyes and a renewed commitment toward your future.   Take time to do what is necessary in discovering ways to become more at ease with your finances.   Make the decision to live a healthy wealthy lifestyle filled with less frustration so you can enjoy the life you want.  As you continue your journey forward, remember to always place yourself in the best possible situation for success when creating a life full of wealth and well-being.

Let’s talk.  You are invited to set up your Free 30 minute Wealth and Well-Being Discovery session with me by calling 516-778-8714 or by clicking here or send me an email at Bonnie@BonnieGortler.com. I would love to connect with you.

Wishing you health, wealth & happiness,

~Bonnie

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I’m sharing an Email, a poem that was passed along to me written by a terminally ill young girl who has cancer. This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will. She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own.

SLOW DANCE


Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at  the sun into the fading night? 

You better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last
.

 Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask how are you; do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed?

With the next hundred chores, running through your head.

 You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

 Ever lost touch, Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time to call and say, ‘Hi’

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.  The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it is like an unopened gift. Thrown away.

Life is not a race. Do take it slower

Hear the music before the song is over.

Slow down. Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short. The music won’t last.

Be sensitive to other people’s feelings, you don’t know what they are experiencing.  Let them know you care and you will be there for them. Life is short. Give thanks for each day. Help someone today. You never know when one kind act, or one word of encouragement, can change a life forever.  Kindness is a rare gift of the heart.  Don’t let life pass you by. Live life to the fullest.

To your health, wealth and happiness ~Bonnie

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As a big believer of personal development it is never far from my thoughts on developing ways to help make life better and to touch the lives of others. Today I’m sharing with you a video that not only offers inspiration but also gives hope to anyone who ever thought ‘I just can’t anymore’. Many of us have experienced difficulties that seem to keep us from moving ahead with our goals or desires. If you ever doubt yourself or need to lift your spirits  then watch this video and allow it to help you get over the negative thoughts that keep you from understanding and believing that ALL is possible!

Each of us have challenges however you have the power to do something about it.

Let me know what you think by posting a comment below.

To your health, wealth and happiness,

Bonnie

 

 

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You can change your life for the better with one kind word of encouragement. Did you know a smile or the smallest donation can make a huge difference in someone’s life? You just never know what others may be going through and how your kindness can impact the life of another. Think about what and how you are expressing yourself as you move through each day. Do all that you can to make today the day you decide in your heart and mind to reach out and help someone by giving them them hope, a reason to believe and the power to decide for themselves that they should never give up!

Be the one to share positive encouraging words of wisdom with others as you help to lift their mood and spirit. Your life can serve a higher calling by creating the intention for yourself to always be kind, gentle and caring.  Think of the pure joy you will bring others and the satisfaction you will feel within yourself as you open your own heart by giving freely to others.

What can you do to make someone’s life better? Let me know below! I hope you will enjoy the video and it will inspire you.

To your health, wealth, and happiness,

 Bonnie

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Take the time to think about what you could achieve today if you decided to be brave. These are just a few questions to ponder. What has been burning inside of you just waiting to come out? Ask yourself what is holding you back from going after your dreams?  Decide you are going to take a few minutes  now to do one important goal on your list that you have been avoiding. Choose something that would be fun and you love.

YOU can do anything you set your mind to.  Even if you have feel some fear, the courage is within you. Decide to make it a point every day to take one action step  to what your heart desires.  Never give up on your dreams! Believe in You… I certainly do!

Create an excellent week ~Bonnie

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As a Christian in the business world, are you known as a woman of integrity? In today’s world, the pressure to remain faithful to moral principles and professional standards are tougher than ever. Recently, several Christian women have contacted me concerning workplace ethics. The complaints were not about salaries, sexual harassment or promotion, but relationships. They were being challenged by bosses and co-workers to take short cuts, enter into unethical business practices, engage in gossip, or do “whatever it takes” to succeed. Each woman’s deepest desire was to remain faithful to her character, but each admitted it was difficult to know what to do and say in certain situations. Each knew her work ethic should reflect God’s character and they desired to walk as women of integrity!

Do you find yourself in a similar situation? Do you have a boss that treats you with disrespect? Are you asked to participate in the latest gossip and news? Ignore or cover up mistakes?  Are others hostile toward you because you are a Christian? Keeping a high standard in the midst of office dynamics can be challenging. Initiating a dialogue does not always resolve the situation, and can sometimes make matters worse. Whenever people work together, there will be challenges.Kathy Women of Integrity

As we mature, we realize we cannot change people’s ways and attitudes. We can only control our reaction to them.  In such moments, we need to ask, “How do I interact with individuals in my workplace?” Would my co-workers say my words and actions reflect a Christian life? Or do they see me reacting in ways that make them question my character? Ponder the questions below regarding your workplace relationships. Your answers just might change the way you react in the next situation at your workplace.

  • Am I a woman of my word?
  • Am I honest in dealing with others?
  • Do I treat others with respect? Or do I have a judgmental attitude?
  • Am I reliable or do I drop the ball when asked to do a project?
  • Do I engage in gossip/slander? Or do I refuse?
  • Do I use manipulation as a way to get promoted or even recognized by my peers?
  • Is “thank you” part of my vocabulary?
  • Do I encourage people through my words or actions?
  • Do I find ways to honor those around me? Or do I seek praise?
  • Do I extend grace to others when they do not deserve it?

As you check your motives and responses, you’ll find your days becoming more peaceful even though life at work still presents conflicts and surprises. Keeping strong moral principles and standards is not a curse. If anything, it will speak volumes to those around you. As you walk in God’s love and treat others with His respect, everyone will benefit from the life of a woman who walks in integrity!

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Manage your emotions, don’t let emotions manage you. Emotions are powerful and build momentum so use them to your advantage. Emotions are our friends and should always be listened to for they hold the key to our soul. There are times we can feel fragile with so many obstacles and challenges that come our way. You must  decide to push through no matter how it gets. The power to overcome is within YOU! Dig deep, learn the lesson, and find the positive from the challenge. When you do you find that you are a much stronger person.

Practice positive self talk and be aware of your words you speak to yourself. This was a tremendous lesson for me to learn because of the effect words can have on you and your life. For example, when I say the phrase “Easier said than done”; my coach would say “EASIER DONE THAN SAID”.  Now sit back, be still and think about how to respond to your emotions instead of reacting to them. After you do this simple exercise you will begin to feel the difference and have placed yourself on trek to living a better life. The time has arrived for you to allow the power of words to move you closer to all that you dream of and desire. 

If you feel stuck, desire a change or are holding on to pain then consider speaking with a coach. There is no better gift to give yourself than investing in the best that you could be.  Share your thoughts and any stories of how words have affected your life as you create an excellent week. ~Bonnie

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