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{Talks With Teri} Get Out There! 

Written By: Teri Johnson

What do you… want?
Seriously, think about the question — what’s your answer?  I’ve asked several clients this Q over the past 30 days, and got a variety of answers:
“I want to get out of debt!” * “I want my marriage to get better.” * “I want to find more of my ideal clients.” * “I want to simplify my life * “I want more happiness and joy in my life.” * “I want to earn more money.” * “I want to lose 10 lbs.” * “I want God to answer my prayer.” * “I want to start my own business” * “I want my kids to respect me.” * “I want to grow in my faith.”

Is your answer similar to any of these?  Whether it is — or isn’t, I have to ask the follow up question:
What prevents you from getting what you want?
Here’s what I know — excuses will ALWAYS be there for you (us)!

Believe me, I know that too well!  When I ask myself these two questions, my answer to what prevents me from getting what I want is most often fear or lack of “know how”.  Sometimes it’s laziness.  OR…if I’m really honest, I don’t want it bad enough.  Like, the “pain” of staying where I am isn’t severe enough to get out there!  Make sense?

What would it take for YOU to »» GET out there?
Get connected with the right people, invite in accountability, gain access to a community of like minded people who can CHEER YOU ON + coach/mentor/educate you + come along side you on the journey to where you’re going?

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Don’t isolate yourself, get out there and explore…you will be surprised with what you find!

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I would LOVE to hear your answers to the questions, just hit reply!
AND…IF YOU are a Christian women of faith — YOU are invited to JOIN me + other amazing ladies in Refine Community where I offer group coaching and other awesomeness! I will help YOU:

Decide what you want.

Create a map.

Get. out. there!

Until Next Time,

~Teri

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{Talks With Teri} Ditch the #Baditude 

Written By: Teri Johnson

This isn’t YOU, is it?
You’re not someone with a BAD ATTITUDE, right?

Well… what I know is »» the #baditude can creep in from time to time AND it doesn’t serve anyone well. Agree?

I stumbled across this guote, “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you’ll never go anywhere until you change it.” «« LOVE IT!
SO — how do we change it? I’ve got 4 suggestions:

1. THINK DIFFERENTLY.  Our attitude starts with our thoughts.  If you want your attitude to change, change your thoughts — change your life!  Look for the GOOD!  I know, life is not always GREAT…but if we can look for the good in ALL circumstances, our attitude will follow.

2. SMILE.  I’m amazed by the power of a SMILE!  IF you find yourself down in the dumps and thinking negatively — choose to put a smile on your face, you will see a shift!

3. NO ONE IS PERFECT.  Most often we let others effect our attitude.  IF we keep this truth top of mind, we can rise above our circumstances and extend others grace.  This will help us keep the attitude in check.  Others will NOT have the power to bring us down.

4. GRATITUDE LIST!  List five things you’re grateful for.  Being grateful cultivates a positive attitude.  Listing all of the things for which you’re thankful will help you counteract any negative thoughts that may arise.  In situations where you feel negative, read the list of things for which you’re grateful.  This will remind you to stay positive.  It seems like it’s too simple, BUT the power of gratitude changes everything!

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IF the #baditude has gotten the best of you and you’re ready to kick it to the curb, CLICK HERE «« to download No More Pity Parties: The Easiest Most Effective Way to End Them Fast!  WHY?  Because that where #baditudes take us! GROSS!

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AND…IF YOU are a Christian women of faith — YOU are invited to JOIN me + other amazing ladies in Refine Community where I offer group coaching and other awesomeness! I will help YOU:

SEE the good in ALL things + RISE above your circumstances.!
CLICK HERE »» http://christianwomencommunity.com
Until Next Time,

~Teri

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{Talks with Teri} Enjoy the Little Things

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Written By: Teri Johnson

Is the everyday routine of life an adventure? …or is it boring and mundane?

Let’s unpack the word adventure quick:

ad-ven-ture [ad-ven-cher] -noun 1. an exciting or very unusual experience. 2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure. 3. risky or unexpected undertaking. 4. to take the chance of; dare

Life is an adventure.  It’s not all about exciting experiences and large undertakings.  It’s not all about endangerment, taking risks, or living extreme.

Adventure for me is in every day living.  Learning.  Growing.  Becoming.  It’s everyday walking hand in hand with God going and experiencing what He has in store for me.

Adventure is…

  • Obedience: leaning into the unknown; not avoidance.
  • Taking action: not inactivity or complacency.
  • Awareness: not passiveness.

My adventures are…

  • Marriage: growing with my husband.
  • Motherhood: learning from my boys as I parent.
  • Friendship: sharing compassion, encouragement, understanding
  • Working: unexpectedly discovering the depths of who I am

Through my eyes, everyday life is adventure.  I’m loving the ride, are YOU?  What do you think?  What does the word adventure mean to you?  Leave a comment below!

Until Next Time,

~Teri

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{Talks with Teri} Is There a Measuring Stick for Failure?

Written By: Teri Johnson

Here’s what the dictionary says about the “F” word > failure is an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success.

My thoughts are this…
If success means something different to everyone, wouldn’t it be safe to say that failure follows suit?

We can be our own worst critic when it comes to measuring, AGREE?
To what can we compare our efforts to?

For many years I believed the lie that I was a failure! I was looking around me, noticing what everyone else was doing and achieving — then using that as a measuring stick to beat myself up with!  I felt defeated. Less than.

Are you believing the lie that you are a failure?

To kick that lie to the curb:
Get crystal clear about what success means to YOU in ALL areas of your life, emotionally, spiritually, in health & wellness, relationships, financially, and professionally.

Choose to see EVERYTHING through this lense, “There are NO failures — just experiences and your reactions to them.” – Tom Krause

Silence the voices of many and finely tune into your audience of ONE!  Seek HIM first and HIS opinion of what you’re going through and experiencing.  Look to Him for your next steps.  YOU alone hold the measuring stick for failure.  Use it for good and to propel you forward!

Until Next Time,
~Teri Johnson