International Day of the Girl 2017

As women, sometimes we underestimate who we are , what we can do and why we are here. We wonder if we are strong enough, smart enough and if we are a worthy participant in this world of challenging times.

We question our skills, our abilities, and our accomplishments as we think more deeply about our troubles than about our place in the world. Through our uncertainties, our failure to believe, and the inconsistencies in our lives, we limit the possibilities.

On this International Day of the Girl 2017, first know how awesome you truly are , regardless of what your circumstances may say. Second, may you know that in your life, whether in your household, your job, or even the grocery store, there is a girl watching you. It is my hope that you would know how important you are to that girl.

Today, I challenge you to walk with your head up, shoulders back and look every person that you speak to in the eye as you model the woman of excellence that you are. Refuse to allow the woes of your day to interfere with the light that you are in the world. Remember she is watching you.

Today set an example of hope and promise in the life of a girl. Let her see the compassion, knowledge, and strength of a woman. Through you let her see that she can accomplish anything if she works hard enough.

You may be the only example that she see. You may be the only example that she looks for. You may be the only chance that she has at becoming even a shadow of an excellent woman one day .

Today, for every girl in your life, let her know how beautiful, special, and gifted she is . Tell her she is worthy and significant in spite of a bad day. Help her to see hope for her future. You may never know but because of you she just may decide to live her dreams.

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Never Give In

Frustration, hurt and pain plague our very existence and we find ourselves wondering why, how. and what next. All of this comes at the most inopportune moments when we have used up every bit of energy that we have left.

Our life at a standstill, our hope deflating and our resolve at an all time low; we worry that we will not be able to keep up and that our will to take one more step will fade away.

These are the enemies of our soul; the very thorn in our side that promises to stay with us making us seemingly powerless to fight.

But it is in this very moment that you must get in there and fight!

As you press forward you must resist the urge to give in to defeat. No matter how worn out you think you are, with the start of every new day, you must know that the battle is not over and the war is not won.

Get back on track to living each day with great anticipation of that which you first had faith for.

….and whatever you do, don’t give in.

©2017 Kim Seymore

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Let This Day Be….

Lets this day be beautiful, for you we’re given it to live

Let this time in your life be fruitful, for you were placed here for a purpose

Let your words be wise, for you were given something to say

Let your hope be in Him, for He will see

you through

Let your walk be tall, for you are a a part

of His creation

Let your head be up, for you have much to be proud of

Let your world be large, for there is much to do

Let your heart be full of joy, for you are living another day

Let your spirit be at peace, for it has already been worked out

Let your life be yours, for only you can live it

© 2017 Inspired Serenity by Kim Seymore

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The Cycle

Things often begin with all of the bells and whistles of a new exciting thing in your life

Often enough you fail to recognize anything that will take you off of the road to pure bliss. It is in those early moments that you see much of what you have dreamed of while turning a blind eye to that which you oppose or despise.

You willingly operate within the cycle even before you know that the ride has begun. It is only after a series of undesirable circumstances, second guessing, researching, questioning, and analyzing that you realize that what is playing out in your life is not what you desire but what you would have never hoped for your life in a million years.

By the time you really take note of your life’s course, you are often months or years into it making the options few. It is at this moment that you realize that your freedom is no longer as you fall deeper into the cycle.

You allow others to say and do as they please in your life

You do not speak up for what you want or

believe

You accept judgement and criticism as

if it were who you are

You let your own desires go unmet

You fail to do for yourself

You walk on eggs shells

You fear being alone

You stay in the same situation expecting everything to be different

You allow nonsense into your life

Over and Over and Over again.

The cycle continues.

© Kim Seymore

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Life Teaches Us

Life teaches us that we must take charge of the things happen around us. Once we grow and mature, we must no longer take the easy way out of blaming others for our conditions, circumstances, failures and every other negative situation that is apparent in our lives. While our surroundings may play a part or be a contributing factor, we are ultimately responsible for our own life outcomes.

Life teaches us to speak up for what we desire and how we want our lives to take shape. We must not waste time seeking to change people around us because that is far beyond our reach and out of our control. We must embrace the power within us to change things around us so that we are living out a life that is true to who we are. As that life begins to take shape, we will draw those people and things that will support and enhance our desired life.

Life teaches us that while change is good, it is often one of the most difficult aspects of life to maneuver. As you look at your life and all of its baggage, good and bad; take purposeful steps to live in sync with your purpose. But remember that not everyone around you is where you are. You must exercise patience and compassion as you move throughout each day. Start to pattern your life according to your life goals and remember that your behavior, character, walk, and talk will be the deciding factor of whether or not the people around you will change.

Life teaches us that the people around us are not perfect and neither are we. We have a responsibility to live a life worthy of our life’s purpose. This includes being a conduit of love in all areas of our lives; with the absence of criticism and judgement. As we live out our lives, we will see the results we are looking for when we extend ourselves beyond who we have been.

Life teaches us that we certainly deserve to live the life that we desire but it also teaches us to be compassionate and understanding as we walk in the light through love. As you seek to embrace all that life has taught you, remember, the lessons are ongoing and when you feel that you have arrived, you are just beginning. Allow life to continue to teach you to live a life full of love for others, for that is what life is all about.

© 2017 Kim Seymore

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Tell Your Own Story

Have you ever thought that you had something wonderful to share with the world but didn’t know how to do it? Have you had life experiences that mirror that of other people just like you?

It has been a tradition in some families to keep family business in the family. While this is understandable and even a necessity for many circumstances, it is easy to conclude in our minds that everything mist remain under the secret umbrella.

But when we work to keep our story under wraps we miss the opportunity to help someone else. Sharing our story is not about airing dirty laundry or exposing family secrets. Nor is it about putting your business out there for the purpose of gaining recognition, accolades or sympathy.

But instead, telling your story is about sharing who you are , where you have been and where you are going in hopes of helping someone else along their journey. Subsequently, you may find healing even within your own story. This will open the door to allowing you to see life from a new perspective.

Have you thought about sharing your story but struggled with how to do it? Consider the following:

What is unique about your story?

What do you hope to accomplish by telling your story?

What family member(s) or friends should you have a conversation with before telling your story?

What avenue/platform will you use to get your story out there?

What resources will you need to fulfill this project?

What reservations do you have about sharing your story?

Ready to tell your story but don’t know where to start?

Tell Your Story

Looking for additional support in moving into the next level of greatness in your life?

Change Your Life

© 2017 Kim Seymore

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Life Makeover

It’s time to reevaluate your life. Consider assessing the following areas of your life:

Family/Relationships

Work/Business

Community

Spiritual

Finances

Personal Growth

Determine the areas that are most in need of a makeover and get to work!

What (or who) do you need to get rid of?

In what area of your life do you need more organization and order?

in what area has your focus taken a back seat? What area do you need more or less of?

Once you come to an understanding of what you need to change in your life,, decide where you will start, set SMART goals and take it one day at a time. Consider keeping a journal on your progress towards each goal

Don’t try to change everything all at once. A life makeover takes time and careful thought. Give yourself permission to slow down and think about how you can live a more fulfilling life.

©2017 Kim Seymore

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No

This two letter word is so simple to write but often the most difficult for some women to speak. Even when we are tired, stressed, worn out, and overwhelmed, we still give in to the sometimes unreasonable and often untimely requests of others

So how should you respond to yet another “honey do”, “mom can you”, “girls’ night invite” or some other petition for your time, energy and/or effort?

If it is not a time sensitive event or emergency, honor yourself by taking a moment to think before you respond. Assess where you are in your physical, mental and emotional strength.

Do you have enough to give to someone else?

What about your own schedule? Is your schedule already so tight that you barely have a moment to breathe? Are you so drained that you clearly recognize that you need to slow down? Are you already trying to distance yourself from people pleasing behaviors?

I am not at all suggesting that you neglect or decline activities that are important to you or deny your family and friends when they request your help. I am just simply saying that you have the power to choose what goes on in your life and sometimes you just may have to say “no”.

©2017 Kin Seymore

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Get Focused and Change Your Life

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As a women with many roles and responsibilities, we find that our focus is everywhere and sometimes nowhere all at the same time. The following 6 areas are prominent areas in our lives in today’s society. But how do we balance it all? It is common to put more effort into one, two, or even three areas and neglect the others. Sometimes, we go all in and presumably fail miserably. It takes focus to work towards evenly distributing our time and energy as in all areas. Balance has proven to be a struggle for even the less obligated individual. Take a look at the areas below:

Family & Relationships

Career

Health & Wellness

Finances

Leisure Time

Personal Growth

To begin your personal growth, you must know where you are in each of these areas. If you are continuing on your journey of personal growth, it is always good to re-evaluate where you are and determine your roadblocks to successful functioning in these areas.

Now for the work…

Rate your level of functioning on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being very dissatisfied and 10 being very satisfied, 

Then…

Decide on one specific area that you would like to focus on. There the process begins!

@ 2017 Kim Seymore

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