Tag Archives: Happiness

Excitement For The Day!

Do you wake up every morning excited for the day?

I’ve been asking myself that same question for a while now.

Because of all the things I have to do on a daily basis, I haven’t been waking
up excited for the day.  What is going on?

There are so many people out there who are going through the same thing.

Think back to when you were a kid, you’ll be able to remember what were
those things that made you excited, because we all need to look forward to
something.

Aloha,

Janin

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Color Tells A Visual Story About You

All month I’ve been talking about color and how important it is.  Color tells a
visual story by telling people what colors you like.  Do you like to wear bright
happy colors?

Wearing black and neutral colors also tells a story about if you like to be seen
or noticed.

Another way is – are you happy or not?  Do you wear your favorite or bright
colors?  Do you like to feel happiness and joy when you do wear those colors?

What you believe is another visual story that you’re telling. Do you believe that
wearing black or dark colors will make you look thinner?

You should wear you favorite color, it will make you happy.

Aloha, Janin 

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Acknowledging Your Gift, Why It’s Important

The gifts that you have and the gifts that we’ve been give by God, a gift is something that
has been given to to us and it comes really naturally and easily.  We all have gifts and they
are meant to bless the lives of other people as well as our own.

We need to think about our gifts all the time so that we can grow it and expand it, which
allows us to share it with other people.

Sharing your gifts with other people will bring a smile to them and yourself.

Gifts comes in all sizes and shapes, it’s so diverse, there’s no two gifts alike-it’s endless.

Share your gifts today!

Aloha, Janin

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episode #019 – Not Looking Back

Not Looking Back

I am here in beautiful Hawaii and I want to send the Aloha
Spirit out to all of you that are listening, I hope you feel it
and I hope you feel my love.

And I want to send out some Hawaiian Sunshine as well,
it makes you feel good.

I want to share with all of you about Not Looking Back:

Unfortunately It’s something that we all do…a lot!  I, myself
have caught myself looking back at all the things that I’ve
done in my life that was either – wrong, crazy, hurtful and
way to much more that I don’t even really want to think
about.  A number of years ago I realized that I had a tendency
to always look back at the negative things instead of the
positive things that I did.  Why do we do that?  We tend to
always look back at the negative and not the positive.

We’re all growing and learning were here on earth to learn and
grow, we’re not perfect.  So, that’s why sometimes we do those
crazy things like looking back at the negative instead of trying
to find out what was really good to and think about all those
good things we did.

Now, looking back on the negative is only a good thing when
you going to try and learn from it, when you’re going to try and
make better choices and maybe change direction in your life
and really be on a good path and maybe even trying to change
your behavior or anything like that.

But, it’s really not a good idea to look back at the negative and
then torture yourself about the bad things that you’ve done, and
it’s just a natural human tendency that we have.  We’re not taught
as little kids to look back the things that didn’t go right or the
things that we’ve done wrong and try to learn from it.

I think they need to teach all these things in school,  even as
early as elementary.  What do you think?  Let me know.

What impact it’s having on our lives when we think about all
the negative things, or just the whole idea of looking back at
the negative is kind of scary.

So, what impact is it having on your life, let me ask you that.
So think back at the last time you looked back at your past
and depending on how old you are, you can have many, many
years on things that you’ve done that maybe you wish you
could change.

Of course we can’t wish and we can’t change the past, but
think about things that you’ve thought about recently that
you’ve done in the past and it was really negative, and then
it just got you down thinking about it because, that’s one of
the things that looking at your negative past does to you – if
you’re not using it to help correct your life now and you’re just
trying to beat yourself up about all the bad things that you’ve
done.   

When was the last time you thought about that and what did
it do to you?

Did it put you in a state of depression?

Did it just want to make you eat sugar?

Did it just want to make you scream?

Think back to when the last time it was, it could have been
today, it could have been last month, who know!  We have so
many thoughts that go through our head every day that it’s
just amazing.        

Each podcast I always say “write everything down, get it out
of your head”, by now I hope that you actually have written
things down.  Maybe you bought a notebook or created your
own.  Write it down, it has such an amazing effect when you
physically write it on paper verses on your computer or smart
phone.

I’ve talked about this many times in my different episodes.
But think about it, write it down – what was the last thing that
you thought about that was negative and when was it.  Think
about how you could actually turn that around and make it so
that it could actually help you in your life verses just using it
to torture yourself, because that really doesn’t help you or
anyone around you.

Because when you start to get depressed or frustrated, we
tend to take it out on the people that are the closest to us –
our family and even sometimes friends or if you work.  If you
have a job around a lot of other people and somebody’s irritating
you, you might just want to take out your irritation on them.

Think about that, what is that thing that you keep thinking about?
A lot of times it’s just a couple of things, sometimes we don’t
think about the many, many things we did, but somethings
there’s a couple things that we tend to torture ourselves with.

I know because I’ve actually done that, I’ve realized that it was
usually just a couple of things that I used to torture myself with –
thinking about how stupid it was, why did I do that it made no sense.

Who knows what else, I don’t even want to remember the
thoughts that I was thinking at the time.

What you have to remember is that we’re human and we have
to learn all these things, nobody teaches us these things when
we were little.

So, if you’ve never been taught how to do certain things, now’s
a good time to start taking notes.

I always encourage people to listen to these episodes more
than once because you can always learn something new when
you listen to each episode more then one time, because there’s
so much content involved and so many things that I’m talking
about.

So, start by writing things out and just go back in your mind.
If it’s to hard, then maybe you have to work yourself up to
thinking about it instead of just trying to go back there in your
mind.

Sometimes if you think about it, when you actually can get it
out of your head – get it out of your thoughts, it’s easier to let
it go.  We like to hold on to every good and bad.

It’s not really healthy for us to hold on everything that’s not
working for us.  It’s a good start, it’s a good practice to have –
to write everything out.

It starts the process of you recognizing it and then eventually
you’ll have the ability to let it go.  Well, you actually have to
want to let it go first before you can let it go.

I would say, after you get it out on paper think about why you
were even thinking about that because sometimes when you’re
doing something, there’s always a trigger somewhere.  When
you’re doing something or you’re in a location or you’re around
certain people, there’s those triggers that pop into your head
and reminds you of the past of those negative things that you’ve
done.  Sometimes it’s a place or a person that is the cause of
this, we have to take responsibility ourselves for inappropriate
actions.

Sometimes if there’s another person involved, it could be the
other person just making you crazy and who knows you could
have said something really horrible or if that person was irritating
you, you could have just snapped and said something that really
you shouldn’t have that really hurt that other person.

Who knows, there’s endless possibilities of things that could
have happened.  Catch yourself too, as you go about your daily
life, really catch yourself in everything that you do.  Think about
the things that you say and the places that you go, think about
what  you’re doing and if you’re starting to say something that
you know you’re going to regret!  Then try to catch yourself and
stop yourself from saying something that could be really harmful
to somebody else and the more you practice that, the easier it
becomes to start catching yourself.

Of course it is a little bit of work, but once you get that habit
going of – always thinking about what you’re going to say first.
It really will make a big difference.

I’m on of those, that I like to speak my mind so sometimes I
don’t think about what I’m saying, I just open my mouth and I
realize that I shouldn’t have said that.  Now I really try to work
on thinking about what I’m going to say first.  I’ve been to places
where I’ve said things and then I thought “oh” and if my husband
was with me, he would tell me later “why did you say that!”  I
would just be in a state of shock like “oh, yah I don’t know why
I said that” and of course he’s either embarrassed or he’s just
confused as to why I say the things I say.

Sometimes we do that to our spouses, (but not on purpose)
It’s a give and take right! 😉

I just want to encourage you to try and catch yourself whenever
you’re going throughout your day and sometimes it doesn’t
even involve anybody else when you do things that really are
negative and sometimes it’s just you.  It’s O.K., just know t
hat you’re human and you’re just like everybody else who’s
trying to work through this life and learn and grow to become
a better person.

If you can just start with these few things, it will really make you
feel good.  I didn’t realize how good it made me feel when I
realized a while back that I was doing this crazy thing on just
torturing myself about all the negative things that I’ve ever done
in the past and it really was eye-opening and now I’m so glad
that I recognized it and I’m trying to work on  not torturing myself.
I’ve come a long way, it’s taken  awhile.  I don’t want to feel yucky
like that anymore and sometimes there’s no better word to use
then yucky, because yucky is just kind of a mishmash of a whole
bunch of feelings.  You just get tired after a while of feeling yucky
and you just don’t want it anymore.  You got to figure out why
you’re feeling yucky and one of the things that makes you feel
like that is just looking back on all this negativity.

Try and make it an effort, you might even want to make it a
practice everyday to start looking at all the positive things that
you’ve ever done, the people’s lives that you’ve impacted the
things that you’ve accomplished or anything that’s good.

Start cheering for yourself, start celebrating the wonderful things
that you’ve done.  Celebrating yourself, it doesn’t have to be
this big celebration that’s not what I’m talking about, but of
course you can do that if you want.

Just celebrate with yourself or with a friend or your family or
anybody.  Go out and get a snack or go get a bite to eat and
just celebrate and talk about the positive and you’ll be really
amazed at what a difference it will make and how you’ll feel.

I really encourage you to take this step forward because this
kind of looking back stuff really prevents you from moving
forward in your life.  It’s really hard to overcome things and
accomplish great things and great things are different to
everybody, but it’s really difficult when you’re constantly
looking back at the negative.

Try and NOT look back and try to work towards focusing on
the positive.

I promise you, you’ll be really happy and might even feel some
excitement that “hey, I can do this”.

I want you to email me, connect with me at janin@fashionablefinance.com,
let me know how you’re doing and if you need help I’ll would be happy
to help you, you can email me for a free consultation, you can send
me a voicemail – just go to my website at fashionablefinance.com
and on the right hand side is the voicemail tab you can leave me
a voicemail message and let me know what you think.

Your feedback is wonderful too, I really appreciate you letting
me know what you like and what you don’t and the things that
you want to hear about.

Again I would ask you to please share this podcast with anybody
who you think would get great value out of it, maybe you know
somebody struggling with something that maybe listening to
any of these episodes will help them.  You can send them to
my website at fashionablefinance.com and it has all the episodes
there, they can listen or you can go to iTunes and just search
for Fashionable Finance and while you’re there in iTunes, I would
love for you to give me a rating and an honest review – please
be honest so that I know what’s working and what’s not and
what you like and what you don’t like.

It’s O.K. I can take the truth, I’m more mature now so I can
deal with it.

I thank you again for listening I really appreciate you being here
and I hope you have a fantastic day.

a hui hou malama pono – until next time, take care

You can also find me at facebook.com/fashionablefinance.com
and www.twitter.com/janinjohnston

I hope you are enjoying listening to this podcast!

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher Radio,
so that you’ll never miss an episode.

Connect with me:  janin@fashionablefinance.com

Mahalo for listening.

Aloha, Janin Johnston

Music by: Dennis Pavao
Song: Ipo Lei Manu
Album: Wale No
Produced by: Pilialoha Production
If you would like to order a copy of this CD you
can send an email request to Pilialoha Productions
at: makai@maui.net

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episode #018 – Service – It Makes You Feel Good

Service-It Makes You Feel Good

I want to talk to you about service.
What comes to your mind when you hear that word?
I’m talking about the kind of service that you would render to someone.

Service brings all kinds of thoughts to our mind.  Sometimes people
haven’t had the best experience with service and some people haven’t
had any experience serving.

Everything that we do has some kind of impact on other people’s lives,
whether you’re working at your job, or in a community.

Let me ask you another question.  Have you ever been a recipient of
someone doing service for you or to you?

Serving someone if one of the greatest things you could ever do in your
life and I can say that because I have experienced it, I have talked to many,
many people who give service and have received service.  I have found
that serving other people is not something most people think about on a
daily basis.

Now, I’m not talking about the kind of service that you sacrifice your health,
family or anything like that.  That’s why the word service scares people
because that’s what they think will happen; if you serve in any capacity
you’re going to have to sacrifice those things.  But…I’m talking about
the kind of service that would help, uplift, make a difference in someone’s
life.  It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or extreme that’s not what
I’m talking about.

There’s not enough talk about being of service.  I know it’s because people
are so consumed with their own life that it’s hard to think about being of
service to others and that’s a natural feeling, that’s how things are now
and everyone is really busy.

Everywhere you go, you see people rushing around, rushing to and from
work, rushing to take their kids to school and then to their extra-curricular
activities and sports practices.  Rushing home to make dinner.  It’s really
hard sometimes to be of service when you’re doing all these things for
your family.

I get that because I’ve been there too.  My kids were young at one point
and I was driving them all over the place.  But there needs to be more
talk of service and there needs to be more “doing” of service as well,
you can’t just talk about it, you actually have to do it and experience it.
There’s something that you really get when you serve somebody and
it’s not even something that somebody can explain to you how that
feeling is when you give service.

I want to give you one small example of service from my Grandmother,
this is what I witnessed growing up that she did.  She was the greatest
example of someone giving unconditional service and unconditional
love, and kindness and caring.

When I was little, my Grandmother used to take one of her cousin to
work and he worked at the University Of Hawaii, and I live here in Hawaii.
She lived only about 10 to 15 minutes away from the University and he
worked there in the maintenance department and he wasn’t able to drive.
He lived with his siblings and parents, which was only a few minutes away
from my Grandmother, so she would go every night – because he worked
in the evenings and pick him up, take him to the University so that he could
go to work and then she would go and pick him up from work and take him
home.

I was blessed and lucky enough that I used to go with her a lot when she
used to pick him up and drop him off to work, I was a really little girl – I don’t
even remember how old I was when I used to go with her.  I know I was
in early elementary and maybe even younger, so you’re talking a long time
ago(that’s beside the point!).  I always remember sitting beside her in the
car and it was always fun to be with my Grandmother anyway and I still
think about that till this day.

I don’t remember how many years she did that. She is no longer here
and she passed away about 11 years ago.  She was my greatest example
of just doing things that would help somebody, something so small and in
her eyes it was no big deal, but I’ve witnessed what a great impact it had
on her cousin and his family because his family members didn’t drive either.

I’m just in awe of someone giving up that much time, now I don’t know how
many days of the week she did that or any of that, I didn’t keep track and
I know that she did that for many, many years.

But I still think to myself about how amazing that was, where she never
complained, she just did it because she knew he couldn’t drive and I knew
there were times when he caught the bus as well.   There were many, many
times and years that she picked him up.

The kind of service that I’m talking about can be something like that if you
do have the time and you do have the resources to go and do that.  But
service doesn’t have to be that big, it doesn’t have to be where you pick
somebody up all the time and take them somewhere, it could be taking a
meal to the if you know they’re sick or not feeling good or if somebody
just had a baby you could go and take a meal and just be of service – it’s
amazing, the feeling that you’ll get.

Because I’ve had this great example all my life from my Grandmother, I’ve
done those things myself just naturally without even thinking about it, and
I’m so grateful that I had that example because I don’t think I would be doing
or have done any of the things I’ve done to give of myself and to give service
to people that need it.  Sometime we think that we don’t have time and it’s
such a hassle, but if you actually make your first attempt if you’ve never,
ever given service to anyone, I would definitely encourage you to try it at least
one time.

If you know somebody that needs a meal, if they’re having a rough time
going through some kind of really stressful event that happened in their
life or a death in the family – go and take them a meal, just drop it off and
let them know that you’re thinking about them.

It’s just so amazing and like I said earlier, I was a recipient of people doing
service for me as well, like when I’ve had my children I had many wonderful
friends bring meals for me and my family when I got out of the hospital and
just little things like that and another friend who offered to take my other
children to school because I had just gotten home from the hospital after
having another baby.

It really makes you feel like everything is going to be O.K. because sometimes
you go through life and you just wonder… are you doing to make it?  You
have times where you feel like… I just feel like doing this anymore!  Or you’re
frustrated and you have no idea how you’re going to get over that frustration.
Life is hard sometime, sometimes it can be harder than others and so you’ll
never know what kind of difference you’ll make in somebody’s life.

I’ve actually had people tell me so many times – “thank you so much what
you did it really made my day, I just was having a hard day.”  I’ve done so
many things over the years and people have thanked me before and I didn’t
really keep track of those thank you’s because it just makes me feel good,
so it’s not something that I needed to write down.

But those things and those feelings and gratitude from other people never
leave you, it just makes you feel really good and it makes you actually want
to give more service as often as possible.  This is something that I think we
need more of and I think it’s something that we need to do more often and
the reason that I say that is that we’re so caught up in our own lives, and it’s
really difficult to think about other people when we’re stressed out and some-
times we think that if we have an idea of doing something nice for somebody,
sometimes you’ll have a thought “oh, they don’t need it they’re fine”, “they’re
tough” or “they’re a really strong family” or “that person’s really strong they’ll
survive”.

We have thoughts in our head that we think that when we have that little
thought come into our mind about “oh, maybe I should ask them to see if
they need anything”.

Sometime the automatic response and thought that you would have is “oh,
they probably wouldn’t want anything from me anyway”, you might even
have thoughts of like “well, why would they even want anything from me?”
We always think that so many other people are better than we are and
they don’t need anything from us or they have more money than we do so
they can buy whatever they need, but that’s not always the case. Even
people that do have more money than you, still need service and love
and compassion from others because money doesn’t buy happiness –
money just gives you more options.  Money gives you more opportunities
and things like that, but the true source of happiness really comes from
service and giving and sometimes I think we need to give more than we
take.

I’m talking from experience, I’ve had moments years and years ago where
I don’t think I was serving very much – I was trying to take as much as possible
from others, not in a bad way but because I had things going on or life was
stressful at the time.  So now I feel like I want to make up for all of that taking
that I did, but sometimes we do need to take but we need to view it as receiving
verses taking because when you receive, it’s a very different emotion and thought
and a way of living versus just taking.  Taking, is all about just what’s in it for you,
but receiving is allowing the other person to feel good as well as – me feeling good
for the gift that somebody else is giving me and in the gift of service.

So, think about that for awhile.  I really hope that you have a desire to serve, and
like I said if you’ve never served or done anything like that – I really encourage you
to try it at least once.

I would really love for you to tell me what kind of service you’ve done and any of
you that are listening, I would love for you to share with me some of the things
that you’ve done as a service or some of the things that you’ve received when
someone has given service to you.  It doesn’t have to be anything major, some-
times we think our stories are not significant, but you’ll be amazed at how significant
they really are.

I would love for you to connect with me at janin@fashionablefinance.com and
even if you have a comment too, I would love your comments and if you have
anything else that you would like me to talk about and create another episode,
I would love for you to share that with me.

Please share this podcast too with other people that you know who you think
would be able to benefit from the things that I’m sharing.  All the things that
I share is always the things that I’ve learned and gone through in my life and
learned by experience and so please share this message with other people,
you’ll be amazed at how it could really help someone when you didn’t think
it could.  So let them know where they can listen to this recording, they can
go to iTunes and they can search for Fashionable Finance or they can go to
my website at fashionablefinance.com and it’s right there on my website, you
can listen to it as well over there.

I would appreciate it if you would go to iTunes and give me an honest rating
and an honest review, I would really appreciate that and it lets me know what
you folks are liking and not liking and what you think is of value.  I only want
to share value, I don’t want to share anything that’s not worth your time.

I want to sum it up by saying that service is one of the greatest things that
you could ever do in your life and I know that for sure because I’ve witnessed
it and I’ve done it myself and I’ve been the recipient of service as well.   I know
the countless number of other people who have been the recipient as well
and they’ve shared with me the blessings and relief that it’s brought to them.

Get creative and think about what is one neat thing that you could do for some-
body and it doesn’t have to be a meal, it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant –
you can even pick up the phone if haven’t talked to somebody in a really long time,
let them know that you were thinking about them and how they’re doing and just
wanting to know if everything is O.K. It could be something as simple as writing a
card to let them know that you’re thinking about them if you don’t want to call.

There’s so many ways that you could give of service and even though writing a
card and calling somebody on the phone may not seem like a service but… it is!
Trust me, I’ve heard from many people who have felt like it was such a great service
to them.

Brainstorm on paper, remember I always say “write everything down, get everything
out of your head and on to paper”  Just jot down a few ideas that you might have
on what kind of service that you could offer to someone.  It will make you feel good
and it will help you sleep really good at night.

I thank you so much, I really appreciate you being here and listening to this episode
and listening to me, I want to send out some wonderful Hawaiian sunshine to all of
you listening out there and I appreciate any new listeners that we have.  Again, I
would love for you to send me a message, you can even go to my website and
leave me a voicemail, you just click on the voicemail tab on the right-hand side
and let me know what you think!

I want to thank you.

a hui hou malama pono – until next time, take care

You can also find me at facebook.com/fashionablefinance.com and
www.twitter.com/janinjohnston

I hope you are enjoying listening to this podcast!

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher Radio,
so that you’ll never miss an episode.

Connect with me:  janin@fashionablefinance.com

Mahalo for listening.

Aloha, Janin Johnston

Music by: Dennis Pavao
Song: Ipo Lei Manu
Album: Wale No
Produced by: Pilialoha Production
If you would like to order a copy of this CD you
can send an email request to Pilialoha Productions
at: makai@maui.net

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episode #009 – Wellness Mentor Kendra Kantor

Kendra KantorAloha, in this episode I interview Kendra Kantor who is a
Wellness mentor and Guide for creative women who suffer
with mental health issues take action toward becoming the
person they want to be and living a life they have created
to enjoy.  Through her completely honest blog posts,
awesome freebies and one-on-one mentoring, Kendra is
here to help you figure out who you really want to be –
while making it all feel like you’re just chatting to your bff!

Her fans and customers have called her “compassionate”
with a “loving nature” and a “gentle guidance and style”
that really speaks to women with mental illnesses.  Kendra
“provides a gentle space where women can be validated,
understood and supported.”

I just loved how Kendra is so brave and honest about her
anxiety that she suffers from.  We all deal with something
in our life, you are not alone.

Connect with Kendra:
~email: hello@kendrakantor.com
~kendrakantor.com
~blog.kendrakantor.com
~facebook
~twitter
Start improving your self worth with her free “I Am Proud!”
journal!  ~kendrakantor.com/proud

I hope you are enjoying listening to this podcast!

Please share this podcast with anyone that you know of
who will benefit from the things that are in each episode.

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher Radio,
so that you’ll never miss an episode.

Connect with me:  janin@fashionablefinance.com

Mahalo for listening.

Aloha, Janin Johnston

Music by: Dennis Pavao
Song: Ipo Lei Manu
Album: Wale No
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What Do You Need To Be Successful In Your Life And With Your Finances? – Part 2

What Do You Need To Be Successful In Your Life...-pt.2

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about how women love pain, they’re not taught
from a young age how to be successful in their personal life and how success
with finances is connected with success in their personal life.

I hope you had a chance to do the assignment that I talked about at the end of
the article.  It was the first step to take on the road to finding out what you need
to be successful in your life and with your finances.  I also mentioned that every-
one is different and because we’re all different, there are different keys to unlock
your success.

But, the first step of writing everything down on paper and getting it out of your
head is the first key to use, no matter who you are, where you come from and
what your circumstances were and are at this time; it works for everyone.

Now that you’ve written everything down (that was in your head) on paper, you
can now see what it is that is going on.  You might even see things that are the
things you love, want to do, want to see, want to have, want to feel and more.
The main thing is that you wrote it all down!

Let me ask you…are you surprised by what you wrote down on paper?  Are
you confused? Usually the things that are in your head are the things that
you think about on a regular basis.  Somewhere in there, there is your values
all mixed up with the other things that don’t really have a lot of value if you
really look at it…that’s why I always say to write everything down on paper-
that’s where the magic happens!

In order to have any kind of success in any area of your life, you have to know
what is going on in your head, what your values are and what you value the most.
True and lasting success that makes you happy is usually the things that you
value…a lot and the most.

We also keep our values in our heart without even realizing it.  What we hold
dear and value is connected to your heart as well as your mind, it’s never in just
one place.

To find out what you really need to have success in your life and with your finances,
ask yourself this question-What do you personally really need to be successful in
your life and with your finances at this time?
  Only you can answer this question
because success means different things to different people.

The answers to these questions can usually be found in the things that you wrote
down, it may seem a little to simple but it is really simple, the things that you hold
in your heart is what your going to need to be successful.  You might have discovered
that how you’re living your life and the things that you’re doing may be contrary to
what you feel in your heart.

Asking simple but powerful questions will help you unlock the keys to your success.
Asking “how” and “what” questions on a daily basis is a great way to move you
forward.  Ask yourself questions like “how can I get to where I want to go with
  (what you want)  ?” and/or “what do I need to do to have success with (what you
want to have success with)  ?

Practice asking yourself these questions everyday and pay attention to what you
come up with, you might find that an idea will pop into your mind or you might have
a conversation with someone and they might be able to help you.  You just never
know!  Keep your mind and heart open to the possibilities.

It may seem like all of this is a lot of work, but it’s not!  Once you start making this
a regular practice of writing things down and asking yourself questions daily will
make a big difference.  I want to encourage you to try this out for a week and see
what happens.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of this article coming soon.

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What Do You Need To Be Successful In Your Life And With Your Finances?-Part1

What Do You Need To Be Successful In Your Life...-pt.1

What Do You Need To Be Successful In Your Life And With Your Finances?

Is that something that you think about?  Is it something that you even care about?
Life is going by so quickly that sometimes it may be hard to even take the time to think
about those questions.

This is what I’ve learned about having any kind of success in any area of life, and that
is that if you don’t plan and write things down on paper, then life is just going to drag
you along whatever course it wants to and that it’s usually not the course you really
want to be on.  It’s from past experience that I know this really well.  Boy, it really
can be trying.  It affects everything about you from your mental state, to affecting you
spiritually, physically and emotionally.

For some strange and crazy reason, women love to live in pain – all kinds of pain and
for long periods of time.   It might be that we can handle pain better then men! 😉

You know…It’s far and few between that women are taught how to be successful in
their own personal life.  These things need to be taught starting from when a woman
is young, even as early as pre-school.  In fact that’s the perfect age to start teaching
a little girl some of the things she’ll need to learn and understand because at that age,
she doesn’t know very much at all and is open to learning, is curious and can I say
very smart for her age.

Having success with your finances is all part of the learning process that needs to
happen at a young age as well.  It’s also connected with the successes you have
in your personal life, it may not seem like it’s connected but it is.

The fact is that we need money to live here on earth, there’s just no way around it.
So what do you do when you aren’t successful with your life and your finances?

With that said, what can you do about it now?  Obviously you have to start right
now where you are and go from here.  There’s no possible way of going back
and re-doing your childhood and adult years.  All is not lost!  There’s no better
time then now to learn the success habits that you will need to move forward.

There are many different keys to unlock your success.  Some work better then
others because were all different.  But there are a few basic keys that will help
everyone.

Do you want to know what some of the basic keys to unlock your success is?
I hope so, I want you to be successful in your life.

One thing that I say all the time is to ‘write things down on paper’, that’s where
the magic happens.  It’s funny how often women will say that they have all of
their goals, dreams, to-do list all in their head.  There’s just no possible way
that any of that stuff in your head will all happen in the way that you want
them to.

Write everything down on paper that is floating around in your head.
That is your assignment (if you want to call it that) for this week.
I will have part 2 of this article next week, so stay tuned for more.

Remember, write everything down and get it out of your head!

Aloha, Janin

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Emotional Shopping . . . Women and Men Do It

Emotional Shopping

Men and Women do it. 

Emotional shopping, that sounds a little crazy doesn’t it?

Emotional shopping is a force to be reckoned with!  It has its grip and
boy it doesn’t want to let go especially when you’re feeling emotionally
overloaded, just plain mad and/or sometimes you just can’t figure out how
to deal with something that is happening in your world.

So . . . what do you do?  You go shopping! Continue reading

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What’s Going On In The World With All The Advertising?

What’s going on in the world right now with all the ads you see and hear
every where targeted to you to buy, buy, buy, making you want to shop,
shop, shop! 
It can become very overwhelming at times.  Do you have
the ability to control your shopping and buying impulses?

Do you really need to buy, buy, buy gadgets, gizmos and goodies
all the time?  
Probably not! Continue reading

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