Enjoy all the moments, create the moments and the memories that last a lifetime...it is hard for me to let my guard down...be silly and goofy...we all have our "thing"...work on your "stuff" and be sure to show your kids how to do the same. We are all a work in progress... 💖💖.
Surround yourself with people who will elevate you and make you better. People that will help you reach your goals not people that are nothing more than a distraction.
Remember, your network is your net worth.
Self-discipline. Doing the mundane over and over again. Ask anyone who has success in an area of life you wish to have and they will tell you "THIS is the secret." This right here is the secret sauce.
You won't see the results you want at the gym if you go twice. It has to be daily. It has to become a habit! Discipline means doing it whether you're in the mood or not. And chances are, most days you won't be. Imagine how different your life would be if you worked out EVEN on days you didn't want to. Or chose healthy foods instead of ice cream, even when you're really craving it. Or built your business EVEN when you aren't in the mood to work.
It's all about choices. Making the right one, even if it's inconvenient. Do this and you will see your life begin to transform✨
I remember that nervous-barf feeling in my stomach when I wrote the resignation letter 2 years ago. G-d, I was so afraid to quit. So afraid. I spent 7 years passionately fighting for the public. I learned how to be me as a trial lawyer. I developed unbelievable bonds with colleagues, clients, judges (and maybe a few prosecutors 😜). Public defender life was all I knew. I loved it. But, there is more to life than being a #lawyer . I wanted to create a family, and meet the woman of my dreams. For me, personally, I could not create a family with my obscene college and law school debt paired with my public defender salary. That reality made me feel emotionally trapped. I felt as if I was merely existing in a pool of criminal court injustice.
As a consequence, I spewed negative energy out into the world and effectively stymied myself from meeting a nice girl, among other virtues. Who would ever be attracted to a negative guy? NO ONE! In the early part of 2015, I saw #shawshankredemption once again, and there it was, Morgan Freeman, sayin', "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." Now, I wasn't going to actually die in the Public Defender, but no wife and family to support = busy dying to me. So, it was that simple. Stay trapped or grow some balls and just do it! "But, I have no money! How am I supposed to get criminal cases right away?" Sometimes, you just have to do it! FUCK IT. Worst case scenario I'd be back home with momma - Barbara Leventhal, and that ain't so bad. I love you mom.
Good thing I grew those balls, because I'm still alive and kicking. And guess what? After I went into private practice, I started to spew positive energy, and met Jasmine Rausch, the woman of my dreams! I will be creating that family after all! My dreams ARE coming true!
I am sharing this to inspire: Fear should never be a reason not to pursue your dreams.
I made a decision.
One day I #woke up and said #enough is enough, I want those things ppl only #dream of having or experiencing. I want to #travel the #world , I want to own my own #business , I want to be ridiculously good at what I do, I want to inspire people to do what they love, I want to motivate people by showing them someone like me could #accomplish these things. I wanted to be enough, to all those that doubted me. I want to be #successful . I stopped complaining, I started analyzing, thinking of what I could do, HOW I could do it. Then the noise faded, things became clearer to me. I had to put my head down and put in the #work . It was obvious, but something about this realization was different. It was calming, it was like the one path I always wanted to know about that would direct me towards all the things I've ever wanted was #illuminated for me to follow. I recognized the amount of #effort and work it was going to take, but it didn't scare me away, it was more like an #acceptance of the #challenge and my first greatest stand was born. I became #self#aware , I knew what needed to be done, the clarity ignited something #powerful within me... I haven't looked back. Although, I am no where near my #dreams and #goals , I am closer than I was yesterday. Take every day, and #build . Put in the work and watch your #masterpiece come together. Make an absolute #decision , and chase it down until you reach it. It is possible. I believe you can do this, simply because I've done it and I don't think I'm better than anyone else. I may be more #determined , #dedicated , and consistent. But those are skills anyone can acquire with the right #mindset . Don't slow down because it's Thursday, speed up, and watch the #growth before your very own eyes. 😉
Its been 5 months since I quit smoking! 🎉🎉
I can't even believe it!
I never thought I'd have the mental #strength to do it.
I'll admit, I've had times where #anxiety has crept in and I thought "just one puff" but I #calm myself down and I move on from that moment and the craving goes away.
I am proud of myself for #growing and strengthening my #body and #mind over the last year or so I could have the #courage and #strength to official say 'I don't #smoke !!' Only took 20 years!! 🚭🚭🚭
And I won't ever go back to being a slave to the fag!
Although I have conquered that feat, I let myself get away with indulging in way too many #cravings along the way! #Food rewards and such....then with the junk food in my body I felt like shit, and with that I lost #motivation . I've still been half ass working out and half ass eating #healthy but not fully committing to it.
Now with all those bad #habits that resurfaced, I've regained 22 lbs of the weight I fought so #hard to lose, I've lost #muscle definition, I've noticed my clothes are fitting tighter and overall, I'm just not #satisfied with what I've allowed to happen.
It's not all about the physical, but I feel like I let my self down. I lost some of the confidence I had #EARNED too!
But no more!! I am ready to #PUSH forward and #SLAY some serious growth and sone serious #results !!!
Physically AND mentally!
Who is with me?? ✨✨✨ We are hosting a #Summer Shred Challenge starting #MONDAY ! (July 24th)
For 30 days of focusing on you and your #health !
I'll be right beside you WORKING too!
An investment in you, your #future and your health is NEVER a bad choice!!
Are you in?? 5 months smoke free. Just think of what you could you #accomplish ?!
This woman has worked her tail off to completely change her life around! In our nutrition company's 16 week challenge, Rachel Krebs created a vision for herself and made it happen! She is now a finalist in our body transformation challenge. Without vision, you can't know where you're going. You need to set a goal and work backwards until to accomplish that goal! There are thousands of stories like Rachel's that are being told everyday from people saying "YES" to the right nutrition for their bodies. Now, it's your turn #TakeCharge