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Taking Action

I love all the seasons, but I’m especially partial to fall. While mother earth prepares to rest, for me it signifies new beginnings and as such, is my ‘New Year’.

It’s when I take stock, review goals and course correct. The shorter days put me into work mode and instead of “winding down” for the year, I use the momentum of the 4th quarter to re-commit so that I continue taking steps in living my life by design.

But it wasn’t always this way! December 31st usually meant another year had gone by and I was very aware of all I hadn’t done. It reminded me of all the ways I had given up on myself, not completed things and generally stayed the same.

This year is different. Its different because I’m different. I’ve created a different result because I took different action.

I know it’s not rocket science, but how many of us know this yet we don’t take the action to create a different result? Knowing something and doing something are vastly different. Knowing doesn’t change your result. Doing, or taking action, does.

If you desire to live being inspired by and loving your life, and you aren’t, ask yourself what needs to change for that to happen?

Who do you need to be to have that life? Knowing that thoughts become things, or said another way, what you think about you bring about, what do you need to think about to create what you want?

And are you connected to your desires deeply enough to clearly know what you want?c9237a9775f54b36f694f709f8ec79c0-1

Q4 has arrived! If you don’t take action now, how will your life be different this December 31st?

Will you have lost the weight, taken the trip, made the money, or walked away from an unhealthy relationship? Will you be experiencing more happiness? Will your love and respect for you have expanded because you recognize your value and worth?

There’s still time! The clock is ticking, but you have the ability and drive to create something extraordinary for yourself in the last 3 months of 2014 and really have something to celebrate this New Year’s Eve.

What is the most important step for you to take right now, to create a different result? Do you desire support in getting clear on the best action for you?  Email me at ann@annlotwin.com with your questions or sign up here for your private complimentary consultation www.annlotwin.com-discoverysession.

Get supported and take the action. It will Change Your Life.

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Professional Women Dreaming of Freedom

Freedom. I’d always wanted it, but never really felt like I had it. At least not in the way I’d dreamed about it.

To me freedom is doing what I want, when I want, without needing anyone’s permission or approval. Well…upon closer examination it seems I did need permission. You see, I am a “rule follower”, and once I understand the “rules” it takes something to convince me they aren’t absolute.

The rules I’m referring to however, are the most destructive ones. They limit freedom, and very often we don’t even know we live by them.

They’re the ones that stop us from saying what we need to say, because we fear what others will think of us. They’re the rules that stop us from applying for that fantastic dream job we know we could do, but we don’t have the exact education or experience so we let it go.037-darrenhull-BC3C6658

The rules that stop us from entering that cooking show contest, the photography contest or starting our own business because we believe the “rule” or “voice” that says “I’m not that special, there are others better than me” or whatever your flavour of “I’m not good enough” is.

In the end, the permission I’d been seeking was my own. Until I changed something, I couldn’t ever be, do or have what I wanted and what I desired, because I was being run, controlled and dictated to, by a set of rules I didn’t know existed.

So how does one actually acquire freedom? Decide you aren’t available for anything less.  Then get support in making it your reality. It’s as simple and as complex as that.

Sounds easy enough, right? Just decide. Well, yes and no. Have you ever decided to change your eating habits? In the moment you decide, say Monday morning, it seems like a brilliant idea and absolutely do-able. By Wednesday (or Monday afternoon if you’re anything like me) that same idea seems wishy-washy at best and you’re wondering who even suggested it.

Deciding anything is like that, and when that “anything” is non-tangible and you are the only one that knows whether or not you’re on track, its easy to just let it go. Having someone hold you accountable  makes all the difference.

You have the life you have because of what you believe. Your life (happiness, financial abundance, health, great relationships, or any lack thereof) is direct and physical proof of what you believe to be true for yourself and your life. Period.

Anything you want for yourself in your life, is possible. Including freedom. The first step in making it your reality is deciding. Decide what you want, and make it non-negotiable.

You are here to be magnificent and nothing less. Make that non-negotiable and see where it takes you.

If you would like to explore how you can make freedom non-negotiable in your own life, I would love to connect with you!  Sign up for your own complimentary discovery session with me here www.annlotwin.com-discoverysession I will be in touch. xo

 

Overwhelmed and Frazzled Mothers

images-2 When was the last time you had a massage? A day at the spa ~ or even a couple hours of uninterrupted alone time? When was your last lunch date with a girlfriend?

Do you even remember?

I understand. Life is so busy and there’s only so much time in a day. Its a big deal to even make the list, let alone be first on it.

But that is exactly what needs to happen if you want anything to change.

Being a parent is the single toughest job in the world. It’s also the most important and the most rewarding. Yet so many mothers feel disconnected from their true selves and we create the habit of taking care of everyone except ourselves.

Do you wonder what happened to your dreams, your energy and your life?

Are you ready to give up being overwhelmed, feeling frazzled and  sacrificing you and your mental health? Do you think it’s possible to raise happy, healthy children and still have time to yourself to read, to have that massage and lunch with friends, have a clean organized house and a sexy relationship with your partner?

Yes, it is!  You are meant to have it all, but you are not meant to do it all.

It is SO possible to learn new habits and patterns that support you in being a mom and  living a happy, healthy, fulfilled life you love!

I understand how challenging and frustrating it can be to try to be all things to everyone. The juggling of family, home and career, while still trying to live or even find your life’s purpose. But it is possible to have the life you imagined for yourself, and be a great mom. It starts with a decision.

You must decide what you want your experience to be. We all know mothers that seem to have it all together, right? They always look good, they don’t ever seem to be in a rush, their homes are clean and organized, and they rarely if ever, appear overwhelmed. Why? Because they’ve