Theme for 2017? The year of Scary

I’ve decided to pick a theme for this year and I chose……Drum roll please……..

 SCARY!

I’m not referring to the impending doom that is slated to take office on the 20th of this month.
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I’m referring to you (yes you!)

  • Starting that business
  • Starting that blog/vlog/podcast
  • Traveling
  • Weight loss, weight gain, getting in shape
  • & just going for your goals in general

I’m going to keep it real, putting yourself out there is nerve-wracking and well, scary as hell. Just thinking about it makes my anxiety flare.
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But I firmly believe that you can only grow in uncomfortable places. We all know amazingly talented chefs, artists, actors, musicians, writers, poets, people with great business ideas, etc sitting at home or stuck at some dead-end job simply because they’re afraid to even try (hell, this may even be you). Sometimes we can truly be our own worst enemy.
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Do you know the only difference between you and Oprah, Beyoncé, Denzel, Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates (plug-in anybody else that’s successful), etc? Is that they actually tried and obviously never gave up! So why cant you? I’m not saying its going to be easy, I’m not even saying you’re going to get whatever you are going for on the first try. But what do you really have to lose?
Writing this blog? Scary as hell! Giving people the opportunity to read (or not read at all) some of my inner most thoughts? My ideas? and comment on it. BUT, I can honestly say that if nobody read anything I ever wrote it wouldn’t matter because this is a liberating experience in itself for me. So here’s to me crossing off one of my New Year resolutions only 7 days in the game.

  1. Get in shape
  2. Save $12,000
  3. Start a blog
  4. Start a vlog
  5. Pay off credit card debt (current balance $711- read about how I plan on saving up the money to pay this off here 90 Day Fiscal Fast)

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So start that blog, open that business, get on that plane, get in the gym, do every thing that makes you scared as hell because whether it brings you success or failure I guarantee the experience will change you for the better. To help jump-start my goals this year I have enlisted the help of life coach extraordinaire Kristy Love.
kristy-loveA life coach is a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters of having to do with careers or personal challenges (Oxford dictionary). I’m excited to work with Kristy over the next 30 days. We had our first meeting earlier this evening. Some of the things we discussed were:

  • Discovering my “why”
  • Creating a gratitude journal
  • Discovering what I’m passionate about.

Kristy has a show called My Media Melody where she encourages people to follow their vision, purpose, and goals. Her new season just dropped you can check out her website for more information and get tips and inspiration on how to jump start your own goals by clicking the hyperlink or copying and pasting this link –>  http://www.kristylovemedia.com/about

Thanks for stopping by!
With love,
Cherise

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some things that you want to do that you’ve been holding yourself back from?
  2. Did you set any New Years resolutions? If so, what progress have you made so far? What are you doing to make sure your goals are reached?

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90 Day Fiscal Fast

Nothing gave me greater joy than watching my loved ones open their gifts for Christmas. Now that, that’s over and it is a new year my mind is back on my favorite thing, saving! If you haven’t made any New Years resolutions yet it is not too late. Join me as I go on a 90 day fiscal fast and lets save, save, save!
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What’s a fiscal fast?
A “fiscal fast” is just a fancy way of saying no spending for a period of time. To keep it simple, for 90 days you don’t buy anything (zilch, nothing, nada!) that isn’t necessary to live or contributes to your well-being.
The rules: There’s just one: if it’s not necessary to live DO NOT BUY!
Tips for surviving this challenge:

  1. Make do with whatever you already have. This means purging those cabinets, and being creative. You’ve already spent money on it so why not eat it? If you’re going out this means finding something already in your closet and not buying a new outfit.
  2. Write out your budget. See how much disposable income (money left after paying bills) you have to work with each month because that’s what you’ll be saving. My disposable income after bills, gas and groceries totals $1,240 and in 90 days that’s a whopping $3,720 that I can save! Use the number you calculate to motivate you.
  3. Meal Prep, meal prep, meal prep! Its so important I had to say it three times. If you are one of those people who eat out or get fast food frequently this tip is for you. When I completed this challenge last year the savings of not buying fast food alone was enough to make me say goodbye forever (not to mention my body can no longer take the processed food) eating at home is the cheaper and healthier alternative.

If you have any questions or need any help staying motivated be sure to follow me on Instagram @Nsorommaa_ and on Facebook @ Cherise Floyd. Dont forget to like, subscribe, and share! I will do an update every 30 days.