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Personal Freedom Guided Journal

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives,

we need to stretch our minds.” ~ Wayne Dyer

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Do you feel like you are striving but not getting where you want to go?

Are you taking care of everyone around you and not taking care of your business?

Are you just surviving your life?

Are things piling up creating feelings of being overwhelmed, frustrated, and guilt?

 

I felt that way many years ago and found a way to freedom and success.

My truth was my inner person didn’t match my outer person.

I looked like I had it together but inside, everyday was a struggle.

I spent more time and money on my outer self than my inner self until I couldn’t live with my perceived out come . . . so I started learning and now I would like to share with you.

I have created a guided journal (a daily walk) with many of the tools inside that I used to reach freedom and success.

 You may be thinking, you don’t have another minute to spare right now or now may not be the right time for something new.  The truth is 90% of our behavior is a habit. WOW, 90%  

From the time we get up in the morning until the time we fall into bed, there are hundreds of things we do the same way every day. Shower, makeup/shave, eat breakfast, brush your teeth, get the family ready, conversations, cleaning your house, shopping, foods, what you think about, hundreds of the same activities the same every day. Those habits determine how well all the other areas work in your life, from your relationships to your health, to well being, and your income.

We operate on auto pilot going through the motions of actions and auto thoughts. We become locked into unconscious self-defeating behavior that defeat our growth and limit our success, even though we want more from our life. Our habits determine our outcome.

I decided I didn’t like the outcome of my life, so I started new habits.

The first, I realized happiness was my choice. Next, if I wanted to change my results I must change my thinking.  My habit of thoughts was honestly really bad, like the things I said to myself I would never say to my own children.  I started with affirmations, new thoughts, a few everyday over and over.  Did I believe what I was saying, No! but I believed in the concept and had to try it.

Where did I find the time? It was important enough to me so I decided if I wanted change I had to do something about it and I made it a priority.  I had to stand up in my own personal power and not end up like the bag lady I had created in my head. The person I thought I would end up as.  

The next thing I started was writing in a journal.  In the beginning all I wrote was what was happening that day, usually complaining about what was wrong. Makes me laugh now to think about how far I have come. Then I started writing affirmations and my feelings about topics and myself. Then I added things I was grateful for and now most all my journal writing is positive.

Then I added dreams, imaginations, and visuals of what I wanted.

So many wonderful tools that helped me go from a “Bag Lady” mentality to a “Million-Dollar-Amazing” team, making more money than I had ever imagined. My well being, attitude, prosperity, health, and relationships truly have magnified  because of the NEW habits I incorporated into my life. 

Many of the tools I share with you, in a guided journey I call “Personal Freedom,” and developed into a program.  It is a 35-day guided program with daily steps because it takes doing something for at least 30 days in a row to become a new habit. It will require 10-20 minutes a day.

What are you willing to give up to get what you want?

If you decide to take this journey with me, your guide will come to you every day in an email, you will want to set aside time to do the tasks of writing in your journal and incorporating new thoughts into your thinking.

The investment is your time, commitment, and a one time fee of $25.00 without coaching or $65.00 with coaching and/or sharing during your 35 days with an appointment. 


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The benefits are a lifetime of life changing habits with joyful results!

What are affirmations?

A statement of words that describes an intention in it’s already complete state.   

What we say to ourselves are a collection of words, habit of words and meanings, which either serve us or don’t.  

An affirmation is a positive sentence or thoughts that when repeated several times a day can help to change the way we think. The direct definition for affirmation is: a positive declaration; something declared to be true, a positive statement or judgment.

When I heard about affirmations I was completely unaware of my thoughts because like most, I was on autopilot, trying to survive my life, going from one moment to the next unconsciously getting through the days.  Usually when I hear about something new three times it has my attention, so I started paying attention to what I was thinking and saying.  I decided if I made a conscious effort and came up with a new sentence of my own, something I didn’t believe in but heard if I kept saying something over and over it could come true.  I thought, “what the heck I have nothing to lose.”  I spent several days coming up with this and would change the wording a little now and then but at the time my first affirmation was “I have all the money I will ever need and I deserve every penny of it.” This was way out of my comfort zone but I had nothing to lose so I put this sentence on things like my favorite shoes and I wore it.  Saying it many times a day, writing it, making it a daily habit and ya know my life truly started to change within a few months. Not the way I thought it would but it lead me on a new journey which caused me to make more money than I could have imagined. Honestly it was the beginning of my own personal empowerment. 

We have belief’s that limit our relationships, how we feel about money, our success, and our health — truly every aspect of our life.  All our choices, attitudes, feels, and quality of our life are affected by our thoughts and words. The models before us lead the way in our early childhood programming. They were not aware how it would affect our life and so on through generations.2013-07-08 05.56.38

The good news is that today is a new day and WE have choices. We can notice what we say and choose to continue saying it and thinking it or come up with something new.  We can overcome any limiting beliefs.  Something new is called affirmations, empowering thoughts and conscious statements we want to believe in.

Practice just like you did when you learned to speak, walk, ride your bike, or drive a car. All of these things gave you independence and didn’t happen overnight.  Each day with practice you improved.  With affirmations it’s best to say them out loud many times a day, write them, bask in them, sing as a song and  wear them as your favorite robe or slippers.

Be on purpose and choose new words, new thoughts, allow new inspirations because it leads to your greater purpose.

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Money does grow on trees after all!

I was driving through the beautiful Kentucky back roads yesterday, driving in silence observing the view.  I love to just appreciate everything I see and Oh it was just absolutely beautiful.   All the green colors, lush green grasses, trees, butterflies, county farms, barns, front pouch swings, cows, rock walls and fences, farmers on tractors, the sky, the clouds it was just heaven for me.   

As I appreciated I thought about the belief “What we think about is what we create” so if, I continued appreciating all of this, I would see more!  Then I thought…. How can  I  incorporate more of what I want to allow in my world, to appreciate with my imagination?  And it came to me I could imagine all of these beautiful trees with money on them.  WOW how fun is that?!  The thought made me smile!

Wouldn’t it be nice to just see abundance on every tree and know there is enough? Every leaf would represent a bill of ones, fives, tens or twenties even a $100.00 bills!   It would create a life of eases rather than struggle.   The thing is…. How we feel is what allows or disallows.  SO if imagining all the leaves on the trees as money and basking in the thought there is enough,  feeling how abundant and freeing that feels, would be allowing. What happens after that is your imagination….Create a vision for yourself!

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The extraordinary thing is!!  I have been offered money 3 times since and it hasn’t been 24 hours!  I am grateful for my imagination, my wiliness to create, dream and discover freedom in new ways.

I invite you to explore your imagination; it’s where miracles and magic happens! We are creators!

Joyfully With love, Kim Echols

 

Fight or Flight

What DO YOU Want? and What would you be willing to let go of to have more of what you want?

1. Is it necessary that I need to be right?

Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind? — Wayne Dyer

2. Who or what do I want to control?

By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. When you try & try, the world is beyond winning. — Lao Tzu

3. Whose fault is it? Is it really? Can I let go of blame and take 100% responsibility?

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. — John Burroughs

4. Would I speak to a child like I speak to myself? Am I willing to give up self-defeating self-talk? Or at least begin to change it?

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. — Eckhart Tolle

5. Is it necessary to limit myself? Can I give up my limiting beliefs?

A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind. — Elly Roselle

6. Can I give up complaining?

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. — Ziggy

7. Is it necessary to criticize?

Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. — Christian D. Larsen

8. How do I impress others? How important is that to me?

Don’t try to impress others. Let them have the fun of impressing you. — James R. Fisher, Jr.

9. Am I open to change? Am I willing to give up my resistance to change?

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. — Joseph Campbell

10. Am I open to learn more about what I don’t really understand?

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. — Wayne Dyer

11. What am I afraid of? Am I willing to give up my fear?

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

12. What are my excuses? How important are they? Can I let them go?

99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. — George Washington Carver

13. Is the past serving me? Am I willing to give up the past? Am I willing to live in the present?

Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. — Christian D. Larsen

14. Am I willing to become aware of my true self? Am I willing to be my best self?

The world is a mirror and reflects back your expectations. What you get is what you see. You create your own reality. — Denis Waitley

15. How important is it to me to love myself? Am I willing to model what I want in others?

The person in life that you will always be with the most is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it’s your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who’s not full of hate, who’s able to smile and be carefree. So that’s who I have to be.C. JoyBell C.

Your Personal Freedom coach, Kim Echols

{PPS} Intention!

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”~Pablo Picasso

 “You have undoubtedly heard the phrase, ‘Plan your work and work your plan.’ Planning is as important as purpose because it gets you where you’re going… faster. To do twice as much in half the time, you can’t approach your goals haphazardly. A well-thought plan will keep you clearly on track towards your goal; and the methods of planning are as varied as our personalities. So, what is your method of planning?” ~Amy Jones

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Each month set an intention/plan or Set of Goals at the beginning . Write down what you would like to see happen and post it on your office wall or planner to keep you focused. Set your GPS on where I want to go. Here is a list to get you started, use what works for you….

 Personal Sales $

How many parties

How many new contacts

For Leadership

Personal Sponsoring

Qualified consultants

Projects to accomplish

Team Sales

Team sponsoring

Qualified consultants

 Breaking it down in weeks makes it more specific with greater clarity. Keep last years team sales, sponsoring and your goal for the year in mind.

There is no failure, it is a measure to keep focused with your intention/plan in mind. As leaders we set path for our team.

I encourage you to set your intention, make a plan for each month and share it with your team and sponsor.

~Kim Echols

Desire is powerful!

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What happened to my Self-Discipline?

“How to Develop Self-Discipline”

“If you do not conquer yourself, you will be conquered by yourself.” ~ Napoleon Hill

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Most people act first and think about the consequences later.  As you develop and choose self-discipline, you’re going to reverse this process.  You’ll learn to think before you act and to act regardless of your emotional state. You’ll find yourself willing to sacrifice the thrill of the moment for what matters most in your life in the long run.

It’s self-discipline that allows you to:

  • Work on a project after the initial rush of enthusiasm has gone
  • Go to the gym when all you want to do is lie down and watch TV
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Say “no” when tempted to break your diet
  • Only check your email twice a day

How to Develop Self-Discipline
If self-discipline is not your strongest point, then the good news is that it can be developed!!  Self-discipline is like a muscle.  The more you train it, the stronger it gets.

This is something that I’ve worked on a lot (and I still have lots of room to improve), and one of the greatest questions I’ve learned to ask myself is:

“How Will I Feel About Myself?”

How will I feel about myself if I eat this cupcake?
How will I feel about myself if I don’t complete this project?
How will I feel about myself if I exercise today?
How will I feel about myself if I take the time to meditate this morning?

The first step in building self-discipline is to start tackling challenges that you can successfully accomplish but which are near your limit. Once you succeed, increase the challenge.

A good place to start is to do certain things that you would rather avoid doing due to laziness, procrastination, shyness, etc. This simple challenge will help you overcome your subconscious resistance, train your mind to obey you and gain inner strength.

Why Most People Lack Self-Discipline

A common personality trait is our human desire for immediate short-term gratification.  This means that rather than waiting for something to happen in the future, most people want to experience something right now without waiting. This is what keeps most people from seeing the “Bigger Picture” and instead getting lured into immediate experiences.  We have been trained from past experiences to be this way. We can choose to change  and make a conscious decision to do what it takes.

Define Your Purpose
One of the best ways to get your mind on your side is to keep it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a clear plan. Have a clear set of priorities. Without purpose or passion, it’s hard to find the energy to keep your focus.

To practice self-discipline, do what high achievers do. Imagine yourself into the future. (If you want assistance with this, let me know.)

Visualize the benefits or rewards you will receive. Imagine how wonderful you will feel once you’ve accomplished your goal or intention. See it as if it has already happened!!

Celebrate Success

Once you have evidence of your self-discipline, celebrate it! Even if it’s something little.  Like…. if you don’t usually make your bed and you finally got yourself to do it, that is worth Celebrating.

Celebrating doesn’t have to be fancy. It can be something as simple as literally patting yourself on the back and saying, “Good job, Me!” or Do a happy dance!  Be Loud and Proud!!

It is a process always unfolding!