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Repetition + Consistency = Success

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The question is what exactly are you doing over and over again…

Over these last few months I have been watching my son learn and grow day by day as a result of attending pre-school.  He is learning songs, letters, numbers, colors and tons of other things.  For some reason over the weekend, it dawned on me that repetition plus consistency equals success.  There is a quote by Aristotle that says “we are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.

What if I changed this statement around and said that we are what we repeatedly do, ‘mediocrity, settling, being average,’ then is not an act, but a habit.  How does that change your perspective in how you view what you do on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis?

Is what you are repeatedly doing bringing you closer to the life and purpose you desire?

My son comes home singing songs that he has learned and listened to repeatedly on a daily basis.  He is learning his letters and colors.  Why?  Because everyday, they review colors and a letter of the week.  This week is H or I.  When we are out, he is recognizing colors and certain letters in words.

Why because repetition + consistency = success.

<< Test First Name >>, just think about how you first learned the ABC song… by repetition and consistency, right?.  If it worked then... don’t you think it would work now.

My coaching question for you is …

What are you repeatedly doing that is leading to the success you desire?
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Is what you are repeatedly doing leading to a life of mediocrity and average living?

Just yesterday, a General in the Faith was killed in a plane crash.  Although he wasn’t someone I studied from and I didn’t know much about him, I have numerous friends who loved Dr. Munroe’s teachings.  He was known for teaching about purpose and living intentionally.  His life is an example that you can be here today and gone tomorrow.  He was on a private plane headed to host his annual Global Leadership Forum, set to take place today.

From what I did know about Dr. Munroe, he lived an intentional and full life.  He was intentional about living in and on purpose and teaching others how to do the same.  He was clear about why he was hear and he did things on a daily basis to achieve the success he desired.

Can you say the same? 

Can you say that the things you repeatedly and consistently do lead to the life, love and work you desire?

If the answer is yes, then keep on keeping on. But if deep down inside you know that what you are doing isn’t giving you the results you desire, then it’s time to make a change. Only you have the power to change what isn’t working in your life.  No need to keep doing something over and over again and expecting different results.  That is what we call insanity, right?  If you want different, do different.

Your assignment: 
Identify what you do repeatedly and consistently and then figure out if it’s working for you or not.  If so, continue on… If not, it’s time for a change.

If you want to take it step further, book a 90 Minute Heart-Storming Session, so we can get you repeatedly doing what breeds success instead of mediocrity.

Until next time…
Live.Love.Lead In & On Purpose
Detra

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61 days away…

Happy November!!!

We have two months left in this year.

What are you going to do with those 61 days? A year from now you will wish you had started today!  No need in having another set of regrets.  No need in thinking back one year from now thinking… I should have just started.

Pick one thing you said you would do this time last year and do it today.

Then let me know what you did below in the comments.

Have the faith to take the first step.

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Wise Wednesday – Motivational Minute 421

It’s Wise Wednesday!

Today’s Motivational Minute is…

DON’T SETTLE!

On this Wise Wednesday, be mindful that sometimes good ideas or good opportunities are not what God has in store for us. He wants you to have the best. Everything that comes your way will not always be bad.  There may come a time when you will have to walk away from what seems like a really good opportunity. And it is, but it’s not the best opportunity for you.

Sometimes your great could be clouded by a ‘good’ distraction, and then your best could be clouded by a ‘great’ opportunity or distraction. Ask God to give you the wisdom to know the difference. Sometimes we get distracted by how good or great things ‘appear to be,’  forgetting that we are still settling because they aren’t the best. Don’t Settle!

YOUR TURN… on this Wise Wednesday, tell me, have you ever been offered or given the opportunity to take advantage of something really good only to find that after turning it down there was something even better waiting for you?

Share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you and so would our followers. There may be someone who just might be blessed by what you share!

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Your Life Empowerment Coach

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Tenacious Tuesday – Motivational Minute 410

It’s Tenacious Tuesday!

Today’s Motivational Minute is..

WALK IN YOUR GREATNESS WITHOUT APOLOGY!

On this Tenacious Tuesday, Be bold, Be daring, Be tenacious… Go after your dreams and your goals with no apology.  Remember everyone won’t get you and that’s ok.  You don’t need everyone on your team to walk in the greatness that resides inside of you. Stop looking for people to affirm and confirm you.  That’s God’s job and he’s already done it so get to moving!  Not to mention there will be some people who will NEVER affirm or confirm you and if you keep waiting on them,  you will be waiting FOREVER!

YOUR TURN… on this Tenacious Tuesday, tell me how has people pleasing held you back?  Since you know there’s greatness within you why would you allow someone else to give you permission to walk in it?

Share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you. There may be someone who just might be blessed by what you share!

Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Your Life Empowerment Coach

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Success Breeds Success…

Success Breeds Success

As I was online today, I found myself on the website of the daughter of one of the entrepreneurs I follow. As I was perusing through her site, this saying popped into my spirit,

Success breeds success.” and “Iron sharpens iron.”

I noticed in reading her bio that her parents had been the key to helping her become successful in the pursuit of her goals. She watched and then emulated their successes, thus becoming an author, entrepreneur and speaker all under the age of 25.

She had people around her to bring out the greatness within and help to sharpen her skills, gifts, and talents. As I was on her site it got me to thinking about the many people out there who may have goals that you want to accomplish whether personal or professional. You may not have parents who run successful businesses or have people in your life who help you to become your best, but you desire to go to another level in a certain area of your life.

Well I’m here to tell you that it’s possible. There are many people who didn’t have what this young lady has but have still launched successful businesses and personal lives they can be proud of.

Why?

Because they found successful people to follow and model their lives after.

You can do it too!

Here’s how:

Find people in your life, circle or even online who model a life that you desire whether it’s spiritual, physical, intellectual, professional, financial… you get the point. Study them, ask them questions if you can, and learn what they did to get where they are. Read their books if they’ve written any, watch their youtube videos if they have any, study them.

As the title of the post is called… Success breeds success. If you want to be successful you MUST start surrounding yourself with people, places and things that breed success. Now keep in mind that you have to define success for yourself. Don’t let anyone try to dictate ‘their’ definition of success and make you fit into it. Many times we try to put on someone else’s goals and aspirations without ever considering what success looks like for us. Take some time and really think about that. But while doing that pay attention to those around you who may be a few steps ahead of you, you can ask questions and inquire about how they got to where they are. You might even be able to work with them as your coach or mentor at a cost. Either way you are positioning yourself to reap the level of success you desire.

By surrounding yourself with people, places, and things that breed success, it helps keep you sharp, focused and in tune with your dreams and goals. Iron sharpens iron and if you don’t have anyone in your circle who can sharpen you, check you and even rebuke you, then you need to start looking for those individuals NOW! You need some people in your life who view things from a different perspective, who will ask the hard questions, who will challenge you and who will keep you accountable. This keeps you sharp!

Bishop T.D. Jakes says, “if you are the smartest person in the room or in your circle, then you need a new room and a new circle.”

You need people who can pull you up. You need people who can teach you something new and who can challenge you. You need people who will ask questions that make you think or give you a different perspective.

This is how success breeds success and how iron sharpens iron. This is how you get to the next level. This is how you never get complacent, or mediocre, and just plain average. God has placed so much more inside you, so there is no use in trying to dumb down your greatness just because you weren’t born into an ‘ideal’ family or ‘perfect’ circumstance. There are way too many resources available for you to use this excuse. I’m not buying in to it!

When you don’t have what everyone or someone else has, using what God gave you and thinking outside the box is how you stay on top of your game in your finances, your health, your job, your business, your industry, your ministry, and any other area of your life that you desire to excel in.

Just because you weren’t born into it doesn’t mean you can’t have it!

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Thankful Thursday – Motivational Minute 402

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It’s Thankful Thursday!

Today’s Motivational Minute is …

Be Thankful EVERYDAY!

On this Thankful Thursday, remember to make time to give thanks everyday. Many times we wake up and in a rush we forget whether at the beginning of the day or at the end of the day to give thanks not only for that day but for everything that we experienced within that day. What if God only blessed you with what you thanked Him for the previous day? Many of us would be in big trouble! 🙂 Good thing God doesn’t keep track and hold our thankless days against us. Instead He blesses us with abundant blessings everyday! Things may not be ideal for you now, but somewhere in our country and abroad, what’s not ideal for you is perfect for someone else. Make time in your life to be thankful everyday for EVERYTHING!

YOUR TURN… on this Thankful Thursday, tell me … Have you ever gone throughout the day without giving thanks? Why do you think gratitude is so important? How can being thankful everyday help us keep things in perspective in our everyday lives? How do you find things to be thankful for on a day where everything goes wrong?

Share your thoughts in the comments section. I would love to hear from you. There may be someone who just might be blessed by what you share!

Here’s to you living life IN & On Purpose…

Detra

Detra M. Trueheart,

Your Life Empowerment Coach

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Happy April 1st

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Happy April 1st!!!

Today is the first day of the 2nd qtr of 2013!

As you transition into the next quarter, think about your first qtr …

What do you need to keep doing to have greater success?
What needs to be changed?
What needs to be removed?

Once you’ve answered these questions, get your journal and write down one thing you will do to implement them today! Do this everyday for the next 90 days.

Remember in order to make the most of tomorrow you have to do something today!

Tomorrow’s success can be found in what you do today! -John Maxwell (Today Matters)

The second quarter is from April 1-June 30, what will you do everyday to make each tomorrow’s success greater?

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Motivational Minute 337

Today’s Motivational Minute …

No Discipline — No Destiny!  

No Sacrifice — NO Success!  

If you haven’t counted the cost for your purpose, destiny and dream, when sacrifice and discipline are required to get you to the next level, you will quit.  Count up the cost.  Be ready to discipline yourself and make some HUGE sacrifices for the success of your destiny.

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Remember to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS… speak life and be true!

Until next time…

Detra M. Trueheart, Your Personal Life and Empowerment Coach

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Motivational Minute 319

Today’s Motivational Minute …

When fears begins to kick in, focus in on your faith and your past successes.  If you’ve overcome at least one thing, you are able to press through this thing.  What you focus on expands.  Focus on your successes, your progress and your faith.

Remember to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS… speak life and be true!

Until next time…

Detra M. Trueheart, Your Personal Life and Empowerment Coach

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Motivational Minute 273

Today’s Motivational Minute…

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I received this in an email today from Tory Johnson of Women for Hire and I thought someone needed a small reminder that you can change your perception of how you see things, thus changing your situation. What thoughts are limiting your success or progress???

Is Perception Blocking Your Success?

At yesterday’s Women For Hire career expo in New York, I met hundreds of the nearly 1,000 attendees who came through our door. While most of the women were in top form, several conversations started like this: “Nobody hires people over 40.” “Nobody responds to resume submissions.” “Nobody will help me get hired.”

When you truly think that “nobody” will hire you, that perception dramatically impacts your effort and of course your results. You must believe with every fiber of your being that there’s a perfect position with your name on it—and it’s your job to find it right now. Just one—all you need it one.

Be honest: what self-limiting perceptions are holding you back? Do yourself a favor and call them out—break them down, prove them wrong. Alter your attitude and change your actions. Today.

Remember to thine own self be TRUE, for out of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth SPEAKS… speak life and be true!

Until next time…

Detra M. Trueheart, Your Personal Life and Empowerment Coach

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