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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Moving Past Limitations…My Story


I used to write when I was a teenager. It was how I learned to maneuver my way through the twist and turns of  adolescence as well as an outlet from academics, peer pressures, failures, self defeat and other childhood and young adult issues.

It was my refuge, my safe place to express my thoughts and emotions about any and every thing that I faced. It was the light that brightened up a dark day and the joy that took the place of the sorrow from disappointment. It was the smile after a successful moment and the promise of  peace before ending an event filled day.

After many years of writing, I didn’t really grasp the possibilities until I become a college student. It was in those moments rhat a creative writing class became more than just a requirement for graduation but a training ground for me to hone in on my gifts, enhance my skills, and embrace the freedom of expression that was there for me to partake in.

Many years passed as I read the work of other authors while at the same time writing plays, fiction stories, short stories. and poems all inspiring and awakening the natural gifts within me. Filling up the memory of floppy disc drives, desktop computers. laptop computers, jump drives, and external hard drives, I stored it all away. I was oblivious to the possibilities. Regardless of the talent that I had been blessed with, I chose to keep it hidden, thinking it was really something to keep to myself for myself.

It was not until someone very dear to me said “You have so many poems. Why don’t you put them in a book?” My excuses meant nothing as I was then told, “I want to see you write a book.” I could not let her down but I had to get to a moment in my life when I could decide to let go of all of the anxieties about putting myself out there and just do it .

Little did I know that making such a decision would change the course of my life, allowing me the opportunity to live the life that I have always desired. Empowering people through my work and my gifts touches a part of my spirit that I had kept hidden for so long.

“In Pursuit of Purpose, Empowering Women to Live Beyond Their Limitations” is just that, an example of how I moved past my limitations. using my gifts to pursue my purpose.

I had come to realize that instead of sharing my gift with the world, I had chosen to keep it hidden. Fear of failure, ridicule, and unacceptance  were subconscious emotions that took root. Writing this book gave me permission to be free; free to think, feel, act, believe, dream and to be exactly who I am. I now realize how I was limiting myself. In just a short period of time my willingness to use my gifts has broadened by perspective and placed me on a higher playing field than I had thought possible.

If you have a gift, use it. Figure out a way to walk in it every day. Someone is waiting on you. There is something that will not get accomplished if you don’t get involved. It is amazing who or what you can impact through your gifts. When you operate in your gifts, not only will you get confirmation but you will experience  a new level of blessings in your own life.

Don’t worry about judgement, fear, or failure. There will always be naysayers, but what do you say? What does your spirit say? What do you hear when you get up from your knees after praying? What do your feel about your life purpose in those quiet moments of reflection? Don’t waste any more  time. Get to the business of doing what you are supposed to do and do it with all that is within you. That is the recipe for success!

©2017 Kim Seymore

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When Your Worst Enemy Is You

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Looking at the world around you, it’s easy to get discouraged when things fail to work out the way that you have planned. When you are still in the same place after years of hoping,

wishing, and praying for a break through, one can feel defeated. When you get to this point, it’s time to take a closer look at yourself.

The odds may be against you ever getting a promotions, owning your own business, going back to school, buying a house or a new car. It may seem impossible that you would ever find the perfect mate for you and start a family. It may look like the money will never be right for you to take that vacation you have always wanted to take. Whatever the desire, some things  will only come to pass as you look inward. Continue reading

When Things Come Together

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The vision of your dreams often comes years before they even show up in your life. The promise of a new business, a lavish home, an exotic vacation or the perfect mate can waver in your spirit over a period of years. In fact, it is very easy to dismiss, disregard, or even forget about the dreams that show up when your life appears to be most powerless to support them.
During these times, it does not mean that your dreams are not real or that we are living in a fantasy world. Looking at things from this perspective will cause you to waver in your talents, gifts, skills, and the power of God in your life. The dream must live on even when it seems unlikely or quite impossible that it would come true.

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7 Practical Steps to Change Your Life

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If you have ever struggled with seasons in your life where things don’t turn out exactly the way you had planned, then its a possibility that you have blamed someone else for your troubles. Its time to take charge and get on the right track now.

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12 Mistakes That Women Make In Relationships

Trying to compete against previous girlfriend/wife

Failure to express needs and wants early in the relationship

Starting something they cannot keep up

Trying to be superwoman

Focused on impressing in laws, friends and other family members

Trying to be everything in the relationship

Monopolizing his time

Neglect of prior friendships

Devoting every moment to the other person

Neglecting their own hopes and dreams

Changing who they are to appease their significant other

Not finding the balance between home or relationship, work and other responsibilities

© June 2017 Kim Seymore

Women Celebrities Talk Work-Life Balance and Living Their Dream

                                                    Shonda Rhimes (Redbookmag)

When referring to work-life balance, Shonda Rhimes (producer, screenwriter and author) shares on Redbookmag that you can never do everything perfectly and that you never really achieve balance. She also shares that as women managing work and family, it is important to go after the things that you want in life. This, she believes, has a positive impact on the lives of her children because they see their mother doing what she enjoys. She shares that this creates a happy home because she is not feeling resentful for sacrificing what she wants to do.

Women get consumed with trying to successfully balance work and family. So much so that when it gets tough, the things that are eliminated first are our own hopes and dreams.

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Tia Mowry, actress and entrepreneur shares in  Vibe Magazine that work-life balance is about prioritizing and making  sure that’s there is time for self. While family comes first, she shares that the more you care for yourself, the better you will be for your family. We must not feel guilty about tending to our own needs and wishes.

Some form of work-life balance can help you stay focused and keep things in perspective. But it can be challenging to manage it all.

Below are some tips to help you in this process:

1. Prioritize and structure your day according to a schedule developed the day before

2. Create time and space to relax. Spend time away from the computer/phone/internet

3. Develop an exercise routine that you will participate in several times throughout the week

4. Meditate to create an atmosphere of calm and peace

5. Eliminate activities that serve no real purpose in your life

6. Set much needed boundaries. Learn to say “No”

7. Evaluate your personal habits and activities

Achieving work-life balance is all about prioritizing and managing your time with what’s important in your life.

Click the link below for more tips on how to manage your time

Time Management Basics


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A Word of Encouragement for Mothers

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Happy_Mothers_Day_(2352111649)                                                                                                 As you celebrate your mothers, grandmothers, and all of the other wonderful women in your life that have held a special place in your heart as a seasoned mentor, take a moment to celebrate yourself. Whether you are married with children or single with one or two, you have been blessed with the gift of motherhood. As a mother, you may not always feel loved, appreciated, respected, or significant as your children grow and begin to walk the path of their future. But know that you have done your part and the lessons that you have taught will be remembered for a lifetime. So today with that in mind, do something that you love, even if only for a moment.  Lastly, a special word for those mothers who are alone, or feel uncelebrated in whatever their life circumstance, today is your day. Regardless of what it looks like, take this day and celebrate you. You deserve it! 

 

©Kim Seymore May 2017                                                                               https://kimseymore.com

 

10 Things To Do for Mom on Mother’s Day

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1, Take her out to dinner at her favorite restaurant

2. Sit on the couch and watch her favorite TV show with her

3. Treat her to popcorn and a movie

4. Go for a walk together

5. Sit out on the patio and listen to her stories

6. Surprise her with her favorite dessert

7. Take her shopping 

8. Include a personal note of appreciation inside of her Mother’s Day card

9. Give her a big hug

10. If you live out of town, surprise her with a visit

 

Moving Past your Limitations

How do you move past your limitations and into the life that you desire? Below are a few questions to ask yourself. Be honest and prepare for a change. 

1. What is the issue (limitation) that I am facing?     

2. How did I get here?                

 3. When did I decide to fully become my limitation and live it everyday?       

4. What places, things, people,  and/or situations have reinfoced my limitation? 


5.  What affect has this had on the progress of my life?                                                                

6.  One of my biggest life goals is to…..because…….                                                      

7. What steps will I take to move past my limitation?

Let Your Why Be Your Greatest Influence to Change