Freedom in Your 40’s: Is It Time for A Change?

My new favorite book is, “The Freedom Journal:  Accomplish Your #1 Goal in 100 Days,” by John Lee Dumas (aka JLD).  John Lee Dumas hosts the EO Fire business podcast.  I listen to EO Fire every week, and I really enjoy how JLD continuously points out the importance of focusing on specific goals and taking action.  He wrote the Freedom Journal to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.  I had to get a Freedom Journal to experience the 100 day transformation for myself.

If you have been following my posts on AskDrConnie.com, you know that I prefer the word “Intention” instead of goal.  Here’s why:

Intentions influence our actions and behaviors. If intentions are established with awareness, truth, and meaning, they help us experience a life filled with passion and personal fulfillment. Lack of understanding around our true intentions (what many people call goals) often causes frustration and confusion, which is one reason people do not achieve their goals. Many goals are written; however, they are not established with honest intent. It’s time to get brutally honest about your true intentions so you can achieve authentic goals.

Intentions have the power to strengthen your “Inner Leader” and help you move forward in a meaningful way as long as they represent what you truly want to accomplish and experience. Honest intentions, based on personal fulfillment and purpose, can also keep you motivated and focused while measuring progress and celebrating success.

Life in our 40’s can be a fascinating time of change.  Oftentimes, it is important for women over the age of 40 to reassess their goals, dreams and true intentions.  A few questions I encourage women to ask themselves:

  1. How do you define success?
  2. How are you using your intuition to guide your decisions?  Has it kicked into overdrive because it is trying to lead you into a new direction?
  3. What do you want to experience?

Sometimes, it is time for a change.  The great thing is that you have the freedom to decide to make the changes and adjustments that best suit you.  You just need to make sure you are headed for the right change!

The Freedom Journal is my new favorite book.  It is a tool I can use to clarify my intentions and help keep my busy life focused.  I will keep you posted on my 100-day journey and a few other adventures (my trip to Wyoming, etc.) as well!

Go Wild with Your Freedom!

-Dr. Connie

Join Me on the Mighty 1290 Today!

I am EXTREMELY EXCITED about my guest appearance on Clint Bellow’s radio show again today.  He is a tremendously talented individual!

Clint and I have talked about leadership, coaching and life on his shows before. Today we are going to focus on the upcoming WowBiz Success Summit on October 30 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista.

The focus of the conversation will be the topic of success, which leads me to a question for all of you:  How do you define success?  Let me know!  I would love to hear from you!!  Note: the picture in this post is a huge part of my definition of success!

Listen live to the conversation by clicking on here: 1290 KOIL

I will be one of the guest speakers at the Summit, which will be a great networking event.  Join us at the Success Summit on October 30 by visiting WowBizTV.

Go Wild with Your Definition of Success!

-Dr. Connie

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Trust Your Intuition

The topic of intuition came up in the Kimmel Orchard Intern coaching session yesterday.  It was awesome to learn how much the interns listened to and appreciated their intuition.  Kimmel certainly has a great group of cool intern-leaders this year!Image

This quote is a great reminder of how important it is to listen to your intuition and your Inner Leader:

“You, along with other like-minded people, are awakening to your individual path, knowing without knowing, that something more is being required of you.  You are one of the people who was born to participate in this creatively explosive time of transformation.  Trust that.” (p. ix)

-Carol Adrienne, author of the Forward for The Intuitive Way, by Penney Peirce (2009)