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What I get done in a weekend for optimal slay during the week and tips

I’m getting pretty darn good at my weekend routine. My weekend routine is about getting as prepared as possible for the following week. If I can do it ahead of time, I’m going to get it done on the weekend.

For me, that’s cleaning, washing, and organizing, editing and scheduling blog posts, as well as grocery shopping and doing meal prep.

This practice has helped me juggle starting a business, writing a blog, living healthy, taking online courses, doing my mindfulness work faithfully, and even having the time to incorporate daily habits like reading and writing for an hour.

I get all of that done in a day as a pro because I use my weekends to get whatever I can get done ahead of time, done.

This makes my week super successful and leaves me satisfied with my productivity and accomplishments.

Below are a few tips and activities for setting yourself up for a less stressful, smoother running, more successful week.

Don’t “Waste” Your Weekend Just Chillin’

If you’ve got a side hustle, I’m sure the weekend is like your “yaaay!” time to dig into your hustle. But if you’re new-ish to this, you can still fall into treating your weekend like free-time to cut loose with.

I used to get to Sunday and regret not getting more done. See, I had a terrible habit with losing hours scrolling social media. It seemed as if I zombied out and it took over an hour to find out what I was doing.

Yo, when researchers say Facebook and other social media platforms are addictive, they really are. If you find yourself losing hours on these things, seriously cut back. It’s not just you. They ARE addictive.

Anywho… what I did to get out of the habit of chillin’ super tough on the weekends is I started making myself aware of the benefits and associating pain with not getting things done.

For instance, if I was scrambling during the week because I didn’t get it done during the weekend, or if I had to deal with a dirty, unorganized room, I didn’t ignore it. I reminded myself of how much smoother and how much better I’d feel if I cleaned up on the weekend.

Soon enough, during my weekends I was remembering how awesome it made me feel during the week if I got stuff done.

But Trice? Aren’t weekends meant to chill?

In case you are feeling a little apprehensive about sacrificing your free-to-do-whatever weekends, let me give you a bit of motivation I used on myself.

I too felt some type of way about putting in all this work during the weekend. And then ending the weekend with room to only do a little cutting loose.

It’s a sacrifice, but well worth the sacrifice and then some. Then, it’s nice to remember if your goal is to quit your day job, this is only temporary and gets you to that goal faster.

Plus removing the hassle of having to do more than necessary during the week has truly changed the game for me. And will likely to the same for you. 

So what do I get done with my weekends?

Whatever I can get done ahead of time.

Grocery shopping, cooking, meal prep, laundry, nails, hair, cleaning, organizing, editing and scheduling content, adding to my vision board, and reading blogs.

What I love about weekends is I don’t have to get up the next morning two nights out of the weekend. I can stay up as late as I need to so there’s even more room to get stuff done.

Getting as prepared as possible for the week by getting this stuff done during the weekend is how I get even more stuff done during the week.

How has all this helped?

To reiterate, getting stuff done during the weekend creates more time and allows me to be way more productive during the week.

Before I tightened up my weekend routine, I had to deal with having an unorganized space. I lost time in the mornings packing meals. And some days things weren’t cleaned so I had to worry about getting them clean the night before work. Huge hassle.

Having a clean space, meals packed, clean clothes available, freshly washed hair, new nails, and an organized workspace raises my vibes and really makes my weeks so much better.

I’m also sticking to my plans now, planning my days, weeks, and months more routinely, and keeping up with my mindfulness exercises.

Conclusion

If you’ve been playing with the idea of getting more stuff done during your weekend, it’s time to seriously put your weekends to work.

Since tightening up my weekend routine, I’ve had more success during my week with keeping my plans and establishing new habits like reading for an hour a day and writing for an hour a day.

One of the major tricks to having a super successful week has been getting as much done ahead of time as possible.

It is well worth the sacrifice.

What to do about it: Working Out, Hunger, and Intermittent Fasting

I found out something pretty interesting last week.

If I workout, I get hungrier.

Duh right?

Last week, I called myself jumping right into working out six days a week during my second week of intermittent fasting. I figured since I’ve been eating a primarily low carb diet for a few years, I could handle workouts on an intermittent fasting schedule. Even after a week.

I was hella wrong.

After my first workout, my hunger increased during my fasting window. By mid week, hunger went from being something I could manage to something that took over my thoughts. Food stayed on my mind and by the second day of working out, I was breaking my fast earlier than scheduled.

I was also eating things off of my plan like cheese, peanuts, bananas, fruit, and salad dressing with industrial oils. And by the end of the week, I was allowing myself to have rice and corn shells. I ate out on Thursday and on Friday despite having meals prepped at home.  

The appetite was like the one I felt with the munchies. I wasn’t really hungry, but the desire to eat was there and it was strong. It was the munchies all over again. I just wanted to eat.

Luckily I got some control on that beast by Saturday.

Expert Advice and Experienced Advice

Then yesterday I was watching YouTube videos on intermittent fasting and intermittent fasting for women. Both discussed when is the best time to start working out with intermittent fasting. One was from a doctor’s perspective while the other was from a woman on day 46 of intermittent fasting.

In Dr. Eric Berg’s video – Intermittent Fasting & When Do I Exercise – he explains how doing exercise too soon increases hunger. In a few other videos of his, he also explains how it is best to start exercising when the body is used to intermittent fasting otherwise fat lost will be stalled and the likeliness to sticking to intermittent fasting is decreased.

Which is what happened to me. Because I jumped into working out too soon, my hunger increased and that made it too difficult for me to stick to my fasting windows. And when I say I jumped into working out I mean I seriously went back to lifting weights and doing HIIT cardio.

That was way too much exercise for a body that isn’t used to intermittent fasting regardless of previously being on a low carb, paleo lifestyle.

The second video is by Manolya Rowe – Q&A OMAD Day 46 – where she answers five questions about doing one meal a day and explains what that looks like. At 4:09 she begins to discuss when she started working out.

She waited 30 days to adjust to intermittent fasting (she does one meal a day) before working out. Her suggestions for measuring if someone is adjusted to intermittent fasting was hunger during the fasting window and thinking about food while fasted.

If you’re hungry and thinking about food a lot or experiencing the jitters, you’re not adjusted to intermittent fasting enough to start working out.

Manolya also points out that she started slow with her workouts after 30 days of intermittent fasting by implementing very short, light workouts.

Again, I did not allow my body to adjust to intermittent fasting before working out regularly. I also did the same workouts I was doing when I wasn’t doing intermittent fasting.

Lesson learned.

So what to do about it?

Stop Exercising… For Now

Although I want to keep working on building my booty and thick legs, I’m going to stop working out for the next 30 days. Or however long it takes for my body to get used to intermittent fasting.

Instead, I’m going to walk during my lunches at work and then take a short walk 30 mins after my meal to lower my blood sugar. Check out The Model Health Show podcast, episode 255: Reduce Body Fat & Increase Your Lifespan: The Surprising Benefits of Walking for good info on walking.

I don’t think this’ll make me hungry, but we shall see.

If you’re also having a hard time sticking to your intermittent fasting windows, try cutting out the workouts or at least reducing them a great deal for a bit.

Pay Attention to Hunger and Thoughts to Determine If Ready to Workout

Secondly, I’m really going to pay attention to my hunger and thoughts.

Funny how I can tell how hungry I am and what type of hungry I am depending upon my thoughts.

Surprisingly, if I’m fasting, thoughts about food, what I want to eat, and being hungry barely come up. I don’t obsess about food if I’ve been fasting. When I hit that 12th hour, I might say something about how hungry I am, but that thought does eventually go away.

It’s easier for me to forget those thoughts about food when I’m fasting and having the physical feelings of not eating for twenty hours.

When hunger is actually a craving, the munchies, or as the result of working out, I obsess about food, what I’m going to eat and the thought about eating gets so strong I feel as if I have to silence it with food.

I’ve actually experienced times where I’ll get so bombarded with thoughts of food and hunger that I’ll feel forced to eat just to get my mind off of food, eating and hunger. Then I eat, the thoughts go away, and I can get back to concentrating on work.

Yes, it’s that bad.

Pay some attention to your thoughts when you’re feeling hungry. You might notice a difference also after you make yourself aware of your thoughts when you’re hungry. It’s a pretty interesting exercise.

I’ll like to see how my hunger and thoughts with food change after 30 days and will that actually be a solid indicator to if I’m ready to workout. I will be ready to workout when I’m not hungry during my fasting window.

This’ll be interesting.

Conclusion

When intermittent fasting, it’s best to let your body adjust to the schedule before starting a workout routine. This increases your chances of sticking to intermittent fasting because your hunger isn’t increased with the workout.

You’ll be able to tell you’re ready to workout if you’re not hungry during your fasting window or thoughts of food and eating aren’t strong when you’re fasting. Give your body at least 30 days to get used to intermittent fasting before working out. This increases success.

Good luck! I’ll share how this goes for me on my social media accounts below. Let’s do this!

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Weight Loss Transformation Resources

If you need help with your weight loss transformation or looking to start strong on your transformation goals, please check out these weight loss transformation resources I’ve created based on my own weight loss success and research:

Weight Loss Transformation Journal + Workbook 

How I IF on Keto Free Guide – 3 things you can do today to improve your weight loss results with intermittent fasting 

How To IF on Keto – successful keto diet meal plan + intermittent fasting schedule + workout + food lists + transformation journal and more 

 

 

It’s Time to Let the Struggle Go

Struggle, rather we want to accept this or not, is a choice. The struggle is only as real as we make it. The struggle to survive, the struggle to open a business, the struggle to thrive, the struggle to just make it through the day… All struggles we have a choice to either participate in or not.

What makes struggle a choice? Our perception. Struggle is defined in a few ways, but I believe the best definition in this context is “strive to achieve or attain something in the face of difficulty or resistance.”

Struggle is also defined as “make forceful or violent efforts to get free of resistance or constriction; have difficulty handling or coping with; engage in conflict, and make one’s way with difficulty.” Those definitions define struggle as a verb.

As a noun, struggle is “a forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint or resist attack; a conflict or contest; a determined effort under difficulties; a very difficult task.”

What I notice off top about struggle is resistance, difficulty, difficulty coping, conflict, and force. Do we have to resist or force things? We do not. Do things have to be difficult or difficult to cope with? They don’t. Challenging? Yes. Difficult. No. There is a difference. They definitely can be difficult and are for many of us, but don’t have to be. Conflict and force are also things we do not need to participate in. Shocking. I know.

Now, now. I know what you’re thinking. I used to think the same. When my mom would tell me I didn’t need to resist, find things difficult, find it difficult to cope, deal with conflict and force, I would get even more pissed off. My feelings and how I saw my situation was real to me and here was my mom telling me I had a choice in the now although my situation wasn’t changing then.  

See, to me, these things were real and I was very right for how I felt. It WAS difficult for me and I DID authentically feel conflict, resistance and force in my day to day life. Especially after I quit my “good” job to pursue writing full time. The battle was a steep, uphill one I made real and that struggle was one I acknowledged and called real every day. The pain, the anger, the depression, the hopelessness and everything that came with struggling, I felt.

I was right to feel the way I felt as we all typically are when met with challenges in life. But did you ever question if being right and justified about your current feelings really had your best interests at heart?

Was it really healthy and beneficial for you to acknowledge the struggle and affirm it daily? Did it help you reach your goals faster if you acknowledged and felt resistance, force, difficulty, difficulty coping, and conflict daily? Did you feel better and more empowered because you kept it real about the struggle?

Personally, hell no. Hell naw. Hell to the no acknowledging struggle didn’t make anything better or move faster for me. If anything, affirming struggle to myself made things even more difficult, brought more conflict and resistance to my life, and made my eyes juicier than they had to be.

I cried a lot and if I wasn’t crying, I was getting ready to. My thoughts made me angry, made me feel helpless, made me feel hopeless, and made me feel stuck, trapped and frustrated. Acknowledging the realness of the struggle in my life made life suck from the inside out. Not only was my situation shitty, but even my feelings were shitty enough to make me actually tear up at work. And I was a front desk receptionist! Not a good look.

Then something freeing happened. I finally took my mom’s advice and abandoned the struggle. By far this was not an overnight process. It took me months to shed, but babaaay when I did? I started appreciating my life as is.

The physical tension of struggling lifted off of me. I had less things to cry about. Pain stopped bothering me and the doom, gloom and negative thoughts that made my head hurt softened until they faded away.

When we struggle and affirm to ourselves how real our struggles are, we’re speaking on what is going on right now. Some people believe this is what they have to do. It’s important to keep it real and realize their struggles regularly.

The problem is our current situations have absolutely nothing to do with our present truths. Yea, sounds woo woo, but peep game.

They’re the results of thoughts and beliefs that have controlled our perception, actions, and choices. What is going on around you right now is essentially old news. Old thought news anyways.

So when we struggle and keep it real about this struggle, we’re continuing the thoughts and beliefs that created the struggle to begin with. We keep thinking struggle so our perceptions, actions and choices will continue to create more struggle.

Can’t fix a problem at the same level of thinking that created it.

What’s the solution? It really is as simple as making the decision to stop struggling.

No, your situation doesn’t have to change first. You do. Matter of fact, you must if you want to start seeing changes.

I’ve found the quickest, simplest fix is to start lying. Lie to yourself about how you feel. Hell, you can even lie to yourself about where you live, what you drive, who’s your boo, what shoes you usually where, where you work, and that you go on vacations. One time, I was lying so good I messed up and told a coworker people looked at me and thought I had money. This was when I first started at my new job (the one I got after I made the decision to stop struggling) and I was still heavily rotating the nicest things I had in my closet.

You’re not struggling. This is a great, challenging opportunity to grow. You’re not sad. You’re happy and feeling fantastic, knowing you’re being pressed to become that diamond.

Now, if you’re clinically dealing with depression, or feel you might be, please do not take me saying it is as simple as changing your thoughts to change those conditions.

Clinical depression is something that can improve with lifestyle changes, but that change can begin with more hopeful thoughts for healing and recovery.

And don’t just lie about any old thing either. Tell yourself you live, do, and have what it is you would rather be living, doing, and having. Tell yourself you feel the way you want to feel. And tell struggle it’s the lie.

Like I said before, I used to believe being right and true about everything was what I was supposed to do too. But when I started telling myself I was fine, I eventually started feeling fine and the circumstances of a person that felt fine started to come about.

I got a job that pays at least enough to take care of the basics. I’m no longer on food stamps. And I really don’t deal with emotional pain like that anymore. So much so that I’ve been able to quit smoking weed like for reals this time.

Now, you are left with a choice. You can continue to keep it real, telling yourself the truth about where you’re at, and affirming your struggle regularly. Or you can drop the struggle and start having a good time.

Don’t expect a quick jump unless that’s where you’re honestly at emotionally. I do understand some pain is too deep to just start speaking positively. But you can stop being so detailed about it.

For instance, I’m 40 pounds overweight, had an eating disorder, and used to binge eat to the point that the skin around my abdomen felt sore and tender to the touch. I was eating so much my skin stretched and ached.

What started changing this behavior was when I stopped identifying as a binge eater and accepting that struggle. I stopped digging into figuring out my addiction to food. Instead, I started telling myself I ate healthy, that I stopped when I was satisfied, and that I didn’t eat unless I was hungry.

Eventually, I became aware of what was triggering my binge eating and learned to avoid foods that were addictive to me like the plague. When I decided to stop struggling eternally, I stopped struggling externally.

Dive right into this concept or take baby steps, but you really do have a choice to release struggle. You don’t have to be right and keep it real about the struggle all the damn time. Soon you’ll find it’s best not to keep it real about those things at all. Give it a try. You’ll see.

What has improved productivity in January

Truth be told, I’m doing alright.

I spent the first few weeks of January slacking off but did put my foot down by the third week.

Scheduling my new habits in time slots instead of referring to a list

My new daily habits were scheduled into my calendar and I’ve been really good about following them.

Keeping up with new habits was definitely something I’ve struggled with. Scheduling them into my planner and drawing a checkbox next to them seriously motivates me. I don’t like seeing unchecked boxes at the end of the day. And scheduling them helps me remember them.

My new health routine was hard to implement in the first few weeks. I kept letting weekend trips and visits from friends throw me off my food list and intermittent fasting schedule.

Getting back on track and improving by listening to audibles daily

Listening to “Never Binge Again” by Glenn Livingston and “You Were Born Rich” by Bob Proctor on my morning and evening commutes have DEFINITELY helped.

Actually, listening to these two books daily have helped improve my performance overall.

“Never binge again” and my hijacked eating behavior

“Never Binge Again” teaches how to separate ourselves from our “fat thinking selves” which he describes as the primitive part of the brain. It is the part of the brain evolution equipped us with for survival so we can crave and act on what we need. The problem is food industries know this and use it to their advantage to keep us eating and buying their foods.

Can’t make much money if people ate what and when humans are supposed to eat. Contrary to conventional knowledge, humans are equipped to go for longer periods without food.

Learning to treat my hijacked natural urges as a beast incapable of making sound decisions, I’m able to simply tell it “no.” No debating, no conversation, no sweet-talking it to hush up. I just straight up tell it to shut it’s damn trap as I go on with my day.

Sounds harsh, but I remember how that heffa has kept me from the health and body goals of my dreams. How she’s been super selfish as to sacrifice my health for her needs. She doesn’t give a damn that I’ve cried and beat myself up over folding to her desires. All she cares about is getting more of what she wants.

Thinking this way about that part of the mind really does make a difference.

“You Were Born Rich” and Limiting Beliefs

The second book I’ve been listening to is “You Were Born Rich.” It is recommended that readers listen to the lecture every day for a month or so. (The audible is a lecture based on the book.) I’m in my second week. It details how to take what is rightfully yours by changing your self-image. Your self-image is what determines your results.

This book has helped me re-examine my dominant thoughts in some way shape or form daily. I’m questioning how I think and the conclusions I come to about why I’m not doing what I want to do.

Questioning my beliefs

One of the biggest things I’ve been unearthing these last few days is my belief. My belief in myself and my belief in my ideas. See, I like to sit on my ideas and I’ll play with them in my head for a very long time. Usually, so long they fizzle out and die.

I had to ask myself why I do this? I asked myself, “if I knew my idea was guaranteed to make me $1,000 a week, and all I had to do was put in the work, would I really be sitting on it? Hell no! My bills are due and my insurance just went up! Plus I am sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. Makes having a job suck even more.

I mean… I love getting money, don’t get me wrong. But I thought about how tiring it is to have a job I show up to five days a week only to be able to barely pay my bills and not have any money to enjoy larger, finer things in life.

Hell, to be honest, I’m not even able to afford all my bills on my salary. Like, whaaaaaah???

Anyways. Listening to that book got me to thinking, I’m sitting on a lot of shit I want to do, can do, but just don’t believe I can do to get what I want. So we stopping that right now.

February will be the month I stop hiding my ideas and start testing them. At least enough to see if they work for me.

How are you doing sis? 

Case Study: Working with mind science vs. not

It was December 30, 2016 when I realized I had been doing things the hard way. The year had been a rough one.

I “left” my job in April without a cent in savings but a nice chunk of collected PTO and unemployment to hold me over for at least 6 months. The day I left was the happiest I had been in years. Work was a toxic place of unappreciation, terrible gossip, and people hated each other enough to actually sabotage the flow of business. After three years of hard work put in, 2016 started out as an ugly year and by April, I was out dat bitch.

Made goals, failed goals

With all this newly freed up time, I made myself a few goals: create a livable income as a writer within six months, build my online business with digital products and services within three months, and lose about 40 pounds by July. The research was conducted, a plan was made, and I got started.

However, by the end of 2016, I was dead broke, on food stamps, had no business, had no clients, had gained weight, was regrouping from addiction, and was mentally in a really dark and angry place.

Wondering what happened to the year and why none of my goals were met. And why did I come out worse but started out with the intentions to do better?

What was especially defeating was all the “hard” work I thought I was putting in. I took online courses, invested what I did have in group coaching, did workout and eat healthy… when I could, and even sent out postcards (once) and set up a website with emails to do business.

But the fruit didn’t come, the struggling didn’t pay off, and I was DRAINED.

The power of mind science

In December I got reconnected to mind science, prosperity consciousness, the power of thought, and the Law of Attraction. I became particularly interested, of course, in learning why people don’t reach their goals and why I had failed at reaching my own despite all the busy work and “effort” I was putting in. And what the hell did it really take?

What I learned was we usually don’t reach our goals because we forget, or are never taught, to make sure we’re thinking in a way that aids in reaching our goals. Our minds can either work with us or work against us when we’re trying to achieve new goals. Especially those that stretch us beyond our comfort zones.

In working against us, the mind doesn’t mean any harm and is actually trying to keep us safe. Primitively, our minds favor towards habits, familiarity, and noticing hesitation to stay safe.

When we’re trying to reach new goals, the mind can work against our efforts by holding tight to our habits and habitual thinking, shying away from things that are unfamiliar, and giving us a thousand reasons to hesitate.

Given that our goals usually require new habits, new thinking, becoming familiar with what’s currently unfamiliar to us, and movement regardless of hesitation (fear, doubt, worry), our minds can snuff out our efforts. Leaving us frustrated and unsuccessful. 

We end up wondering why we can’t get ourselves to do the things we say we want to do.

We get the mind to work with us by learning how to work with our minds.

When our minds or on board with what it’ll take to achieve our goals, they make the achievement of those goals MUCH EASIER. Ideas flow and things click. What you couldn’t see before becomes easy to see. And that little voice that usually convinces you to eat the extra cookie will instead remind you of your health goals and keep you on track. Properly working with the mind is how successful people reach success and achieve their goals.

How my life changed using mind science

So I put in the work.

I prioritized working on my mind and beliefs overtaking action. Making sure I always made time and took time to work on my mind and learn how to work with my mind. Even if that meant getting something done later. Eventually, I found a routine that worked best for me and ran with it.

I noticed a difference within the first month.

My mood improved. I stopped feeling trapped, powerless, angry, hopeless, and frustrated. The power and control I have started to become more apparent to me.

The information I needed to hear fell into my lap. Including this 4-hour discussion, I had with my wise uncle about having a job to fund my passions.

By September 2017, I was employed full-time again and able to pay my bills. I got a job at a tech company in a city where it is said to be really hard to get a tech job. A tech job at a great company is what I asked for and I got it.

And I’m sure if I would have been consistent about doing that mind work, I would have reached more of my goals. Definitely valuing all those emotional shifts I experienced in 2017 for sure.

The benefits of working with the mind

Working with my mind has definitely proven more beneficial to achieving my goals. Reading my affirmations and goals daily, visualizing, and listening daily to prosperity consciousness, mind science and the law of attraction material has helped me overcome many of the hurdles that were in my way. Including the ones I didn’t know of. It’s not a quick fix, but definitely a practice that continues to improve my life and align my beliefs and thoughts with my goals every day.

Working with my mind is how I work smarter instead of harder to reach goals I’ve failed at before. Contrary to conventional knowledge, working harder isn’t always the answer if you’ve failed at achieving your goals. Especially if you’re someone that has attempted to reach those same goals several times like I have.

Conclusion

I’m curious to see what other changes I experience doing this work more consistently in 2018. I’ll definitely be sharing my experience, process, lessons learned, and results right here. You’re definitely welcomed to join the challenge to prioritize working with your mind. Every week I’ll be sharing a few posts that’ll detail practical steps for how to apply this work to your routine. It’ll be fun.

Happy New Years!

5 game-changing habits that helped me lose 45 pounds in 4 months

Being a full-time employee with a side hustle can leave all types of room for excuses to slack on the health and wellness part of life. But it is crucial to implement some type of self-care and health management.

A good health and wellness routine can keep your brain sharp, improve information retention, help you maintain good energy levels, remove brain fog, and improve stress management just to name a few.

These are routines I’ve found extremely helpful and easier to implement as a full-time employee, working your standard 9-5 (actually 5am-2:30pm), 5 days a week, with a creative side hustle and a desire to improve my health and partake in self-development daily.

Since as long as I can remember, I’ve been searching for the best ways to be healthy and practice wellness on my schedule. Over the years I’ve figured out what is more realistic with a busy schedule, what’s crucial to health, and how to make it all fit.

In today’s post, I’m sharing what routines I’ve been able to work in around my job and the hours I work on my creative business.

Short, intense workouts

Did you know that unless you’re training for a competition, you really can get away with 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day? And you’ll still reap all the benefits of working out regularly?

There are a few YouTube videos I’ll link below that got me to give shorter workouts a try.

I love shorter, intense workouts for how quickly I get them done and how much work I get done in that short amount of time. Of course, it’s not as much work as doing two hours in the gym, but it is just as much sweat, if that makes sense.

To get the most out of shorter workouts, I do high intensity interval training or cardio and I do whole body exercises.

For example, when I’m doing cardio, I’ll walk on an incline of 9.0 and do walking lunges for 30 seconds. Then I’ll rest for 2 minutes. Then I’ll do lunges with kickbacks for 30 seconds. Then rest for 2 more minutes. I usually choose about 3 exercises and do the intervals until I reach 30 minutes.

For lifting, I do full body moves for 30 seconds, rest for 2 minutes, and continue the intervals for 30 minutes.

When I finish I am sweaty and feeling like I got a good workout in.

Planning, shopping, and preparing ahead

You knew it was coming. Meal prep.

By far THE BEST thing I do for myself before my busy week gets started is plan my meals, grocery shop, and prep my meals. So much time is saved and on the weeks I miss out, I feel the strain.

Meal planning is one of those very popular, very familiar buzz terms. That’s because it really does work wonders for a busy healthy eater. It cuts out a gang of decision making and simplifies healthy eating throughout the week. I love it.

My planning and grocery shopping days are on the weekends. Usually on a Saturday. I make a grocery list on Google Keep and head to the store. Sometimes I check my calories and macro count using PaleoTrack.com.

On Sunday, I take a few hours to cook food and portion off into my handy dandy meal prep containers. They make it look like my meals are being prepped for me which is cute.

I suggest choosing a day weekly to shop and prep. Or a day to shop and a day to prep.

Simple Healthy Meal Combinations

I am way too busy to be cooking three to four recipes a week. If even just once a week, all at once. I just can’t. I don’t have the patience and really don’t feel like standing in my kitchen like that when I’ve got content to write.

So my solution has been to keep my meal combinations extremely simple. The most I’ve been doing for the past two months has been roasting chicken, steaming kale, boiling eggs, and frying sweet potatoes. That’s it. My salads and end-of-the-day spinach smoothies are easy enough to make as I need them.

I cook things that don’t need me to watch them either. It’s easy to put on my chicken, kale, and eggs and then go deep condition my hair or vacuum my room.

Pot roasts, roasted chicken, steamed vegetables, boiled eggs, and easy to make salads are some good choices to give a try.

Lay out workout clothes and pack the gym bag the night before

I also make it a weekly routine to fold my workout clothes together for the week. I fold my workout bra, pants, and shirt combinations together so I’m not looking for shit at 2:30 in the morning. It’s too early to be confused about what I’m going to wear.

That night before, I pick a workout outfit, fill my water bottle, make sure my towel, weight gloves, and headphones are in my bag, and I’m good to go. In the mornings, all I’ve got to do is get dressed, wash my face, fix my hair, and brush my teeth.

If you’ve been “trying” to workout a routine where you can get dressed and head straight to work after the gym, this method is definitely one you need in your life. Pack your outfit, toiletries, cosmetics, hair stuff, or whatever the night before so all you need to do is get the sleep out of your eyes, brush your teeth and head out.

Intermittent Fasting

This is more so a testimony than a suggested health routine. Intermittent fasting has gotten really popular lately, but suggesting you don’t eat because you’re busy is definitely something I’m not here to do like at all. If you hungry, you bettah eat gurl.

For myself, intermittent fasting has made meal prep a much shorter process and I don’t have to take as much to work. I eat most of my meals at home now after work with one meal eaten at work.

I’m spending less time eating which was surprisingly still a noticeable chunk of time even though I only ate three times a day before practicing intermittent fasting. I also have more time for mindful eating when I eat in the afternoon when I’m off of work and between hustles.

Intermittent fasting is also a great healthy thing to do for the body. It gives the body a chance to stop using energy to digest food and instead take time to repair and regenerate as well as remove toxins. It really is a great health tool and gets a lot done for the body even on a busy schedule.

Conclusion

I’ve found doing shorter, intense workouts, meal prep, packing my gym bag the night before, and intermittent fasting has made a health routine something I can stick to despite my busy schedule.

It can take some serious discipline to stick to these routines, but with effort in mind over perfection, you’ll definitely be able to put at least one of them into your routine. I suggest giving the healthy meal combinations a try first. Can’t outwork a crappy diet.

 

Tips for getting the most out of your list of goals

And maintaining a living goals list, I must add.

Goal lists can be very beneficial to helping us materialize our ideas, achieve our desired transformations, become what we want to become, and get what we want to have.

But for many of us, there’s one glaring issue. Getting the darn things to work. Goal lists are created for a reason. Well several, but one of the main ones is its power to keep our minds on track.

However, if you don’t know how to use one for all it’s worth, this benefit won’t happen. And things won’t get done. If they do, it’ll likely require a whole heap of struggle that really doesn’t need to happen.

Below are tips for getting your list to finally work for you. I’ve used them. They do work. And I used to make lots of goal lists that went nowhere.

Write your goals in present tense

For our minds to actually start helping us achieve our goals, it needs to know what we want and that the time for action is now.

The first way to do this is to write them in present tense. Using language that indicates “some day” type of action gives our minds wiggle room to give us reasons to slack off.

Valid reasons at that. Have you ever listened to your thinking tell you why it’s ok to slack off and procrastinate? Excuses… Excuse me. The reasons get so convincing we believe them and commence to slacking off.

Work at beating this by writing goals in the now. Instead of writing, “I am losing 30 pounds by June” write “I am so happy to be at my desired weight of [insert your current weight – 30 pounds].” Instead of writing “I am getting out of debt this year” write “I am financially healthy.”

Write your goals in positive affirmative statements

Notice anything in those last two examples? They both removed the focus on what we don’t want (extra 30 pounds, debt) to focusing on what we do want (a goal weight, financial health).

Bringing me to my next tip. Write in positive affirmative statements. Focus of any kind, on what we do want or what we don’t, draws those things to us. It’s not ‘woo woo’ that’s mind science. Like the car analogy I used in this post. Our minds pick up more of what we focus on.

Write goals that pay attention to what you do want instead of focus on removing what you don’t. For instance, if your goal is to hang out with better people, don’t make it a goal to stop hanging out with your current crew. Make it a goal to meet and mingle with people that better align with your new values.

Read them regularly and get a mental picture

I like to read mine day and night if even it’s just a quick skim through. Reading my goals and keeping in touch helps me remember why I’m making the sacrifices I’m making. They keep me thankful in times when I want to get in my feels about what I’m missing out on.

Making sure to read goals regularly does less for helping you remember what you want, and more for helping your mind think in ways that’ll better serve in achieving goals. Because I’m sure we’re pretty aware of what we want. I know I am.

The tricky part is getting the aligning mindset. The mindset and thoughts that’ll help you get out of bed for the gym before work and meal prep for hours on Sunday. The thoughts that’ll help you work on your projects after work instead of watching TV.

Reading goals regularly also helps you develop a mental picture of what you want. Having a mental picture of what you want is a powerful tool for achieving goals.

We actually visualizing all the time. The problem is we keep repeating the same of what we’ve been seeing instead of imagining what we want. We’re stuck on keeping it real, holding tight to trauma and tragic pasts, and being rightfully angry. Keeping us getting the same results.

Which is fine, however, if you’re ready to move on, those old pictures will have to stop being highlights. They don’t have to be totally forgotten. It’ll take a gang of work to do that. But they can be overshadowed into footnotes so you can head in the direction you’re ready to head in.

If you’ve made the decision you will like to have more and feel better, start picturing yourself this way. If you know there is better, imagine better. If even you don’t believe it, imagine it. Play with it. Get lost in it. Imagine yourself already having what’s on your goal list. The cherry on top is doing this imagination, visualization exercise with a gang of gratitude.

For example, I often times imagine myself happily gardening in the backyard of my Berkeley home. I see myself feeling the sun and taking a deep breath as I am suddenly overcome with gratitude because I’m finally gardening in my beautiful backyard. Gives me the tingles even as I write about it.

Reading goals regularly and imagining them as already here are like having cheat codes in my opinion. Especially if you read your goals right before falling asleep and get excited about them then. I’ve woken up with fresh bomb ass ideas doing this.

Don’t be afraid to rewrite, clarify, and get more detailed

Your goal lists don’t have to be final with your first draft. It’s ok to keep imagining them and getting more detailed about them. It is ok to add to them.

I believe this happens anyways as we take more time to think about and imagine what we want. We begin to flesh out our ideas, get more excited about them, and maybe even add elements to them that further stretch us.

Maybe you’ll develop a final list, maybe not. And if you don’t want to touch your list at all, that’ll also fine as well for sure. The point here is to do what feels best in order to keep your list of goals live and functioning optimally.

I’ll probably finally create an official master list (I have a few now) and keep writing my goals out when I feel like dreaming and getting excited. Confession… I do this at work when I need to take my eyes off the computer. I write my goals, ideas and intentions and get excited about them.

Put it where you’ll see it

When you do get that final list, or one you know you won’t feel like changing for a while, put it up like a personal work of art. It is your manifesto. Your declaration that things are changing and your life is moving how you want it. Own it.

Not saying you’ve got to put it where others will see it too. But put it in the bathroom as reading material. (Remove it when you’ve got guest.) Tuck it into a magazine or book you know you read regularly. Print a copy for the bedroom, a copy for your car, and a copy for your locker or drawer at work. Put it wherever you’ll run into it regularly.

Keeping it in site will greatly improve the likelihood of getting what you want, improving your focus, and moving you in a better serving direction daily. It’ll begin to help you make decisions and see things that better serve you and the achievement of your goals.

Cross off what you get and be thankful, even for what’s on the way

This is a cool way of reminding yourself this stuff works. So far, I’ve crossed off a job at a tech company, a new iphone, a lowered car note, and my nails done. I got all this only within months of reading my list of goals more often.

And I give thanks. I give gratitude for what comes to me, own it as what I accomplished, and I give gratitude for what’s on the way. I especially love to be thankful for becoming aware of my power to achieve my goals and draw good to me. It’s a beautiful feeling.

Conclusion & Homework

Get the most out of your list of goals by making it a functioning document in your life. Read it, use it, get excited about it. Keep it live. If you’ve got a gang of dusty, forgotten lists lying in your wake, give these tips a try and just see what happens.

Homework, matter of fact, is to give these tips a try for at least two weeks straight. If you’re easily forgetful like I can be, set reminders that’ll notify you on your phone or computer.

Write out your list in present tense, positive affirmations, read them regularly and visualize, rewrite if needed, and put them where you’ll see them. Then set reminders to read them at least right before bed.

 

How to Write a Highly Effective Goals List

If you’re like me, you’ve probably written lots of goals and wish lists with hopes of making some real things happen. Your list was long, but you remained hopeful and got motivated anyways. Then a few weeks to a month go by and the steam you started with is damn near non-existent. You give up on your list and life goes on until you feel compelled to make another list.

It’s an ugly cycle many of us go through. We want to achieve our goals, but life and its many excuses get in our way or we are confronted with challenges we allow to end our progress.

Achieving goals starts with developing the mindset of the person you want to become that has the things you want to have. Then you’ll develop the dedication, persistence, discipline and consistency pretty quickly and easily.  

What usually makes achieving new goals hard or something we don’t do

We fail at making our minds our partners in change. Usually we jump right into action without considering how we are still the same person that got us to the point we want to change. Eventually the old us breaks down our efforts and we fall back into old habits.

Ever hear how you can’t solve a problem at the same level of thinking that created it?

Without work, our minds become our greatest resistors to change. It’s just doing what it’s evolutionarily meant to do. Keep you safe from harm and remember the familiar. But when pursuing goals that require you to grow, being what your mind considers safe and familiar are likely the last things you need.

Stop writing your precious goals in future tense

Stop using terms like “will be,” “going to,” “becoming,” “about to” and any words that indicate these things are not yours already and are happening at a later date. Own them and own them NOW!

To your mind, “going to” isn’t good enough for it to help you do what you’ve got to do right now. It doesn’t recognize time like you and I so it won’t anticipate that change needs to happen NOW to get to the “going to” part.

Telling your mind things “will be” or should happen “some day” allows it to be loose and easily swayed from your efforts.

Write your goals as “I am” affirmations

Take ownership of what you want to be, do, and have by using “I am” affirmations.

Turning your goals into “I am” affirmations improves the chances of your mind working with you instead of against you. When your mind is working with you, it becomes easier to resist the urge to back slide and you become better receptive to the opportunities and tools that’ll help.

You’re basically working your mind to start becoming the person you want to become that’ll get you the things and accomplishments you want to have. Going at it without this work is where struggle and resistance usually knocks us upside the head and kills our desires.

Case Study: Amber Rose

Have you read Amber Rose’s book “How to Be a Bad Bitch”? It’s pretty good overall, but especially good in showing how mental ownership makes goals happen. And in some pretty “out of our control” types of ways.

In the book, Amber Rose shares how she always believed where she grew up was not where she was going to stay. She knew that she wanted more out of life. A lot more. She didn’t know how she was leaving or when, she just knew she wasn’t staying and what she wanted.

Knowing she wasn’t staying, and that she was destined to have a larger life, helped her prepare for what she wanted. She avoided getting pregnant as a teen like her friends did, she worked out regularly to keep her body tight, didn’t allow losses to discourage her, and she knew how to take opportunities as they came.

People usually belittle her accomplishments to “just” being some lucky stripper. But when you peep her journey, she was preparing for the opportunities way before her first dance in a strip club. Way before her appearance in a music video. And waaaay before running into Kanye.

Conclusion & Homework

Writing your goals as if they are already yours is how you get your mind on board with your transformation. Getting your mind on board is how you weaken and beat the struggle and resistance usually accompanied by trying to achieve new goals. Your mind starts to become who it is you need to be to have what it is you want to have.

Homework tonight is to take that list of goals you wrote with my last post and turn them into “I am” affirmative goals. Take ownership of what you want by writing as if you already have them and are them.

If you want to have more eloquent speech, instead of writing “I want to have more eloquent speech” say “I am an eloquent speaker.”

If you want to lose 30 pounds by March of 2018, instead of saying, “I will lose 30 pounds by March 2018” say “I am healthy and I weigh a healthy weight.” And don’t worry, your mind won’t keep you at your current weight. If you associate health and a healthy weight with losing 30 pounds, your mind will get the point.

Have you ever tried using “I am” affirmative goals after failing at writing goals the “usual” way? If you have, let me know and what your results have been like so far. For myself, I am noticing a huge difference that is helping me get stuff done. Including these blog posts. 🙂

 

Write Out Your Transformation Goals for 2018

Really, you need to write out all of your goals, but creating a special list of changes you’d like to see and transformations you’d like to experience in 2018 is equally beneficial.

Transformation goals are goals specific to personal improvements you will like to see in your life. They can be goals pertaining to your wardrobe, your social circle, the foods you eat, your health, your hair routine, your beauty routine, wanting to wear more makeup, and so forth.

What makes them different than other goals is their focus on personal development as opposed to the obtainment of objects, a specific amount of money, or travel. Transformation goals can definitely help with those goals also but are more so all about your transformation.

Using transformation goals to specify what personal development and growth you’d like to see in 2018 helps you solidify your plans, improve success through writing, and gives you a list your mind can work with to make your transformation easier.

Where to start

Please, please, please do not get held up on making sure your list is perfect or has what you “really” want on it. Just make a list of all the things you’ll like to work on transforming and improving about yourself in the next coming year.

Examples include wardrobe, makeup, hair, health, skin, fitness, nails, fashion, teeth, and social.

My 2018 transformation goals list includes goals pertaining to my health, updating my wardrobe, learning more about working with the mind, doing my makeup, and updating my hairstyles.

How does writing out your transformation goals help

As with any goal list, writing out your transformation goals is like a mind hack to get your mind onboard with your transformation. When we just think about changes we like to see, without putting them onto paper, they risk being forgotten or beaten by the mind’s desire to fall into old habits. This is why our goals to change usually go unaccomplished.

Another way writing your transformation goals down helps is by making them easier to start planning into your daily routine. Writing your transformation goals down gets them to a secured place where they can be further expanded upon.

So let’s say your goal is to lose 45 pounds by July 2018. Well now that you’ve written it out, you can start thinking about what you might need to be doing on a daily basis to achieve that goal.

How does writing out your transformation goals improve success

People use the term “woo woo” when they mention Law of Attraction and talks of “the Universe,” but it’s all honestly just a way to work better with your mind. Cold part is, regardless of if you want to work with the stuff or not, your mind is always being handled anyways. When I realized this, I decided I will be the one to work with my mind. Thank you very much.

Writing down your transformation goals, or any goals for that matter, is like the “now I see it everywhere” effect of the mind. How do I explain this? Ok, so you know when you see a car for the first time and now it seems like everybody and they momma is driving that car now? It’s not that people rushed out and bought the car because you saw it, it’s that now your mind has a vision of that car and is picking it out from the crowd to show you more of what it saw.  

When you write out your goals and work with that list on a regular basis (daily works wonders), your mind begins to find things in your daily life and mental rolodex that support that goal. Your mind begins to weaken your excuses, remind you of what you should be doing, and make you aware of different things around you that can help that you might not have seen before. It’s almost like having an internal goal reminder without having to remember to remind yourself. Neat huh?

This improves success by getting your mind on board as opposed to evolutionarily fighting the changes you’re trying to make. Our primitive minds don’t like scary things like change making transformations, especially in weight loss, hard for people to accomplish. When we begin transformations by conditioning our minds with new thoughts and ideas that support change, our mind becomes our greatest ally instead of our greatest resistor to change.

How does writing out your transformation goals make your transformation easier

So I kind of touched on this topic in the section before. It helps your mind create an internal reminder system without having to struggle to remind yourself. Your mind becomes your partner in change instead of the biggest hurdle to your transformation.

I’ve experienced the difference big time between transforming without working with my mind and transforming by first working on my mind. And it’s a difference you don’t notice until you’ve actually tried working with your mind.

Storytime: The difference I noticed between working with the mind and not working with the mind

April of 2016, I decided to “jump” off the 9-5 cliff and into the “free fall” of creative entrepreneurship. I had this goal to make my blog a full-time income from scratch in 6 months. Surely, I thought, I can do it because I’ve seen about 100 blog post on doing the same thing. Plus, I didn’t have to worry about money so had the time to pour myself into it.

Well, I invested in ecourses, bundles, workbooks, workshops, ebooks, and gathered any freebies that promised to help make my dream happen. I even brought some planners and colorful pins to help keep me motivated and on task.

Six months later and I was out of money, didn’t make but $10 as a blogger, and actually spent 6 months making plans I rarely, if ever, executed. Eventually, I had to get myself a part-time job and fell into a bit of a depression and struggle with binge eating. And after about a year, I gained weight, was feeling depressed and trapped and became angry with myself.

I couldn’t figure out why I was so stuck and found it that difficult to move forward even when I had the time and support to do so. There was a lot of crying, anger, frustration, and feelings of failure and regret hanging over me by the end of 2016.

That’s when I decided to dive deeper into personal development and mind science. I already dabbled in it, but hadn’t put forth the effort to really make working with it a part of my everyday life.

January of 2017 started with a list of goals. Not New Year’s Resolutions, but affirmative goals of what I wanted to see in my 2017, improve upon and learn. One of the most important things on that list was learning my truths and getting the support I need to move forward.

To shorten the story a bit, by summer 2017 I was emotionally in a better place and by September I found a job to financially support me while I continue to pursue my dreams. And by now, the end of the year, I picked back up on my goal and feel much stronger about my plans. I’m also linked up and coming across the information I need to achieve my goals.

Working with my mind on a daily basis has definitely made this much less of a struggle and more of an enjoyable focused pursuit of my passion. Now, I’m having fun and my mind is helping me stay on task. It’s really a big change.

Conclusion & Your Homework

You might have struggled with your goals as well. And have done what I did where you went all out to do the right things, but ultimately was stopped by nothing else but you own mind and limiting thoughts.

Starting your transformation by starting with a written out list of your goals helps put your mind on board with the changes you’ll like to see. Working with your list regularly is how you solidify your plans, expand on them, improve success, and set up an internal reminder.

On Wednesday, I’ll show you how to write a transformation goals list that will be highly effective on your transformation journey. But for today’s homework, braindump what transformations you’ll like to experience in 2018. Write them all out and don’t worry about language, grammar or any formatting. Just write. And if you’re catching this post on a later date, still write out a list. It is never too late. 

 

Magnetize Your Mind For Money: Rev. Ike’s 10 Commandments of Money

When I first stumbled upon Rev. Ike, I had to binge watch his YouTube channel and all videos posted of his sermons and interviews. They are really that good, engaging and some of them had me cracking up. His messages are about working with mind science, prosperity consciousness, having the right thinking, and being a deliberate creator.

Applying his 10 Commandments of Money to my own life actually helped me find a tech job within a couple of weeks of looking. Mind you I’m in a city where it’s considered “hard” to find a good job let along one at a tech company. I was hired for a different position than the one I interviewed for because the owner of the company really enjoyed my interview. That was after a year and a few months of looking for a new job and barely earning a living at a part-time job I really didn’t like. Now, I like my job, I’m way more secure, and I’m healing my relationship with money.

Rev. Ike says his 10 Commandments of Money “represent 10 attitudes about money which will magnetize your mind for money. Because it is your mind which is a magnet. Your mind draws to you whatever you believe in. If you believe in the goodness of money, it will magnetize your mind to draw more money into your experience. If you believe that money is scarce and hard to get, that’s exactly the way it will be.”

Check out Rev. Ike’s 10 Commandments of Money below and affirmations for magnetizing your mind for money.

1st Commandment: Thou shalt not think that money is evil.

Instead you should affirm:

money is totally good, my desire for money is totally good and right. I want and use money only for good purposes. Thank God for money!

2nd Commandment: Thou shalt not speak evil of money. Thou shalt not say money is hard to get or to hold. Money has ears and will flee from thee.

Instead affirm:

Money is wonderful stuff. I see and feel myself enjoying more money. I see money flowing into my life with ease. I see and feel money coming into my life in new, exciting ways. I am open and receptive to new, honest money making ideas. Thank God for money!

3rd Commandment: Thou shalt do right about money.

Affirm:

I am willing to do right about money. I have no need to do wrong about money or to do wrong to get money. Thinking right and doing right about money draws more and more money onto me. I pay my bills with joy. I use money with joy. Money has no power over me to make me do evil. I have all power over money.

Bonus affirmation:

I see myself rejoicing and paying all of my bills with ease. I bless all of the people that I owe money to. I bless all of the companies that trust me with their goods and services. And I pay my bills with ease and rejoicing. I send love with every payment.

4th Commandment: Thou shalt give right about money.

Rev. Ike’s definition of money: “…money is the getting power of the mind. Getting is the being power, doing power of the mind. Money is the power of acquisition. Whatever acquires, whatever gets – that is money. So ultimately, mind power is money. Self-image is money because whatever you feel yourself as possessing will be brought to you, will be bought for you in mind. Money is the acquiring power of the mind.

Share what you are, the good that you have with others and with life and life will bless you abundantly.”

5th Commandment: Thou shalt not serve money, rather, money shalt serve thee.

Affirm:

I am the boss of money. I tell money what to do. I call money and money has to come. Money must obey me. I am not the servant of money. Money is my loving, obedient servant. Money is always obeying my belief about it. I am the master of money.

6th Commandment: Thou shalt be aware that money loves thee, money loves to fill thy hands and pockets

Affirm:

Money loves me. Money loves to fill my hands and pockets. Money will not stay away from me. Money loves to serve me. Money loves for me to enjoy it. The more I use and enjoy money correctly, the more it flows into my life. I love money in its right place. I love the good that I can do with money.

7th Commandment: Thou shalt not fear money, that it will corrupt thee. “Only the corruptible can be corrupted.” If thy religion cannot stand money, then thy religion is bad – not money.”

Affirm:

I have no fear of money. I am not afraid that money will corrupt me. Money cannot make me a worse person. I am a better person because I have money to meet my needs, to enjoy, and to share. Money is not against my religion. Money cannot come between me and God. I can serve God better with the convenience of money.

8th Commandment: Thou shalt not deny money. If thou deny money, money will deny thee. If though art accused of having money, deny it not. Never say, “I don’t have any money,” even if you don’t. “Let the weak say ‘I am strong.'”

Affirm:

I make it my business to think, act, and look like I have money. I must become that which I say I am. Therefore, I boldly declare I AM rich! I see it and feel it. I AM rich in Health, Happiness, Love, Success, Prosperity, and Money.

9th Commandment: Thou shalt see to it that thy money makes money, no matter how much or how little you have. Thou shalt have “Money Making Money!” Money loves to increase an make thee rich. Money shall work for thee.

Affirm:

I see and feel myself having “Money Making Money!” I see myself having money drawing interest. I see money working for me; bring me more money in honest, exciting ways.

10 Commandment: Thou shalt not seek “something for nothing.” However, though shalt make the most of the money.

Affirm:

I realize that there is no such thing as “something for nothing.” I avoid all offers that promise “something for nothing.” Therefore, I don’t get caught in losing deals. I realize that I cannot get “something for nothing” from God or man. I serve God by right thinking, right doing, and right giving. And I am rewarded “according as my works shall be.” I serve mankind in my work – whatever it is. Life pays me according to my thinking, doing, and giving.

His 10 Commandments of Money Lecture

There’s a good playlist of his lecture where he speaks on each of his 10 commandments of money. There’s some extra goodies in those as well so I strongly suggest giving them a watch or listen.

Check out the playlist here. Enjoy!