When I say this month has been uber busy! Between work, my family and my WERK (my business), I have been werking over, overtime hunty!
I did take the time to read my November reading pick. I believe that in order to grow you must expand your knowledge through reading. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a books or listened to an audiobook where it was full of information I already knew but to get it from a different perspective helped me to see it clearer which helped me to successfully implement the principals into my life better.
This book is a little different because I came away with a lot of new tools to add to the arsenal and it double’s as a workbook to help you take action. I learned so much and got inspired! Koereyelle got my whole life with this book!
I would love to share everything I learned but that would just ruin it for you so I’ll share 5 major lessons that I took away from ‘Confessions of A Werkaholic’.
Be Bold with your Imagination!
Koereyelle writes about using your imagination to think about what your dream life looks like to you. She talks about imagining every detail from how you would start your morning to how you would end your day. She gives a really great example by describing her dream day down to her future husband and kids. This helps her to keep her “why” at the forefront.
I completely agree with Koereyelle on this. You have to know why you’re working so hard and what your end result will look like. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about giving up because it got tough or because I wasn’t receiving the response or results I wanted but, then I think about my dream day and how I want to feel at the end of the day, and I get back to werk.
This thing called life isn’t easy. Add to that being a wife, mother and newbie entrepreneur to the mix and whoa baby you’re in for a ride. There are days that I think it would be easier if I just wanted to be regular. The fact of the matter is that I’m an extraordinary woman who wants to help other extraordinary people do amazing things. For that reason, along with my family and the type of life I want to live, are my “why”.
So get all into it! Dig deep and really imagine what your dream life looks, feels and sounds like.
Less is best!
Koereyelle did a really great job talking about taking a leap of faith before you have everything perfect. In Chapter 5 she writes about ‘Werk from the Web’ and some simple tools you’ll need to get started.
I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve worked with who were holding themselves back from leaping because they didn’t have a website or a logo or this or that. I learned this early on. Everything does not have to be perfect in order for you to start. You can start and build what you need as you go. If you’re confident in your abilities and good at your craft, people will come. I’m sure there are a ton of dreams out there sitting on a shelf somewhere because the dreamer is afraid to jump. That’s all this is, a fear of leaping. As long as you’re waiting for the perfect start, you’ll never begin.
Less is best, just leap!
Be a Social Media Socialite!
Okay I knew this one and I’m a work in progress in this area. What I didn’t have was the tools Koereyelle included in her book to help you be intentional about your social media growth. Did I mention that the book is also a workbook? Child! She was not playing with us! She gave us the info and then the tools to put what we learned into action. I think that Koereyelle was pulling from her past life as a teacher on us.
Basically in this chapter Koereyelle talks about how to organically grow your social media following by being organic. This means NO AUTO RESPONDERS! I can’t tell you how much I hate when I receive a message from someone on social media that’s not organic but an auto responder, uggghhhh! I completely understand wanting to automate as much of your processes as possible to free up time for other task; however, putting your comments and messages on automation, for me, takes the real out of the connection and immediately I’m turned off.
Don’t do it people! Be genuine, be intentional and plan your social media strategy. I think that Koereyelle knows a thing or two about growing your social media considering that she has over 30k followers on Instagram alone.
Giving is rewarding!
There is a chapter in the book where Koereyelle talks about why it’s good to be a giver, especially when building a brand/business. Giving away free services or free tools can actually grow your business. Giving is a way to show people what you know and your abilities.
By giving you are sowing seeds that could come back to you by way of client testimonials, speaking engagements, and/or hosting opportunities just to name a few.
Free can turn into paid opportunities if you do a good job. Per Koereyelle, “Don’t be afraid of free!”
Someone’s Always Watching so Werk!
One of the most important lesson’s I learned from Confessions is that you have to be mindful of who’s watching you. You never know who is watching you and who has the ability to take your business or your life to the next level. That is why it’s important to always be on your A-game. Always put your best foot forward and always put in that WERK!
This book was full of great tools, wisdom, and opportunities to take action with the worksheet pages. If you’re not werking now, I can guarantee that you will be after you read it.
Do your life a favor and pick up your copy of ‘Confessions of a Werkaholic’ ASAP, your success depends on it!
About the Author
Koereylle is an author, International Speaker, and Serial Entrepreneur! She’s created networks that encourage, empower and help women realize their purpose but most importantly Werk in their purpose.
For more info on Koereylle, click here!
There is no better time than the present to live your best life now~KG
So, I’m sitting here trying to think of the perfect words to say to convey the message I have in my heart to share. The more that I keep trying to come up with catchy, clever things to say, the more at a loss for words I am.
To say what I want to say really doesn’t need fancy words or clever phrases. The only thing that I can think to say is just the pure truth.
Recently, I’ve seen death touch the lives of almost everyone around me. It started last December when my family was faced with the sudden death of one of my close family members. She was a young 43 years old and her death was very sudden and unexpected. She was healthy and lived a very lively life.
Even though she lived life to the fullest it seemed to those around her, I don’t know if she would say that she lived her BEST life. She probably would feel that there was still things that she didn’t get to do and dreams she didn’t get to live.
Dealing with something so tragic opened my eyes and gave me just that much more motivation to go after my dreams NO MATTER What!
For the last two years, I’ve been reading books about chasing dreams and living a great life. First I read, No Matter What by Lisa Nichols and I was motivated to chase my dreams no matter what obstacles come my way. So I began the process of becoming a Life Coach. Then tragedy struck and I was temporarily knocked off of my rocker.
At the beginning of this year, 2016, I read another Lisa Nichols book, Abundance Now. It was that book that pushed me out of my pity party and into fulfilling my dream of coaching and helping people live their best lives NOW.
You see, what I realized is that most of us are so caught up in the “right now,” that we can’t see beyond our current circumstances. We get so lost in the mundane of everyday life, that we let our dreams die.
Steve Harvey recently repeated a quote that further pushed me out of my comfort zone. Steve Harvey was speaking at one of his success events and he was speaking on not letting go of your imagination and he quoted Albert Einstein:
“Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attractions.”
If you can imagine it, you can live it or have it. God didn’t give you vision just to tease you or frustrate you. He gave you vision so that you can see what life can be if you put forth the work necessary to make the vision a reality.
Your gift was given to you so that you can share it with the world, not to hold on to it and hide it from everyone including yourself. We were all given gifts and talents that are connected to our purpose. If you’re not sharing your gift, you’re not fulfilling your purpose, the reason you were created.
At the end of the day, we all will meet the same fate. One day, this thing called life is going to come to an end for us all. Most of us, if we’ve lived a good life, will have those that we touched speak our praises and keep our memories alive. They’ll tell everyone they know about what type of person you were and everything you did to touch them, to inspire them or to help them.
Stephen Covey says in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, that you should begin with the end in mind. If you thought of your life starting with the end. And really contemplated how you wanted the end to be. What do you want people to say about you at your funeral or wake? What legacy would you like to leave behind? If you really thought about your life with the end in mind, would you say that you’re currently doing the things you want to remembered for? Are you living your best life?
Quit putting off your goals and dreams for tomorrow, tomorrow is not promised. Quit letting fear, bad relationships, lack of finances,or anything else that is a small detail to a bigger picture, keep you from living your best life.
In the end, there will probably be a headstone with your name, date of birth and date of death. If you’re lucky, maybe some nice words.
Here lies Kendra Garcia, loving wife and mother. Born date-death date. The end.
What will your dash represent for you? The dash that separates the date you entered the world and the date you exited. What type of life will that dash represent? Will if represent a life well lived? A kind generous person with a good heart? Or will it represent a social media fraud? Someone faking the funk for people who don’t care whether or not you post tomorrow. A person that used all of those around them for their own personal gain?
Life is short and no one knows what tomorrow holds. The only certain thing we know is this moment, right now. It’s time. Time for you to stop being paralyzed by the unknown. It’s time for you to do that thing that you’ve always wanted to do. Take a risk on yourself and your dreams. Step out on faith and start that business you’ve always wanted to start. Get out of that relationship that is not growing you and is in fact slowly killing you. Start a new career. Go back to school.
It’s time for you to truly live your best life NOW!
If you’re ready to take the step to start living and stop thinking about what life would be like if you were just able to do the things that you’ve always wanted, contact me and let’s discuss how I can help you start living your best life NOW and accomplishing the things you’ve always wanted to accomplish.
Start putting in the work now to make your dash count for something later.
Your Friend in your head and in real life too,
The saying is true,. A lot of times, we sit back and wait on things to happen for us, until we realize, ain’t ish in this world free (for real, in real life) and nothing just happens, you make ish happen.
So here is a disclaimer, I am a straight to the point, no chaser type of girl. I will tell you like it is no sugar added. Sometimes you need that person that is going to keep it real with you and not agree with everything you say.
The real tea is, you won’t be successful unless you put in the work. Only you know your vision and what you want to accomplish and how you want to get there. Sometimes, you can have all of the vision and not know the path. That is where a lot of us, myself included, get stuck.
There are so many poor lost dreams just waiting to come to life. You were not put here to be average or to just live to work and pay bills, you were put here to be extraordinary, to do big things, and to see great things come to fruition.
It’s never too late! There is no better time than now and guess what? You’ve got a new best friend who will not only keep it real with you, but who will also give you guidance. I will help you plan and strategically plan what your next move should be, to make that thing that you put aside years ago, a reality.
Check out my 30 day coaching special, get 1 month of coaching for half the cost of 1 session. You will get 2 virtual coaching sessions that we can fit into your schedule, tools and resources such as a goal journal, guides and checklist to help keep you on track and best of all, you get me Kendra G., your very own Life Strategist/new best friend, to help you along the way.
I have no problem rolling up my sleeves and helping you dig into the work. We all need a friend like that, right? Get your goaling journal to first write your goals down and contact me for a free 30 minute Clarity Call. I can’t wait to talk to you!
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