Friday, April 8, 2016

Learning how to D R E A M

Design the Life You Dream Of

Somewhere between those imagination years as a child and becoming an adult, we lose our desire to 
D R E A M.

We settle. We think that "this is just how life is." We go to school, get a degree, and get a job that pays the bills.

Did you know that 95% of people aren't happy with their jobs?! Only 5% go to bed on Sunday night excited to wake up and go to work on Monday morning!! That's a sad reality.

Most people either have a lot of money but not much time to enjoy it OR they have the time but no money to do the things they really want to do! Rarely do people have both, and somewhere along the lines they lose that dream and settle for a job that doesn't truly fulfill them.

I choose to be part of the 5% who takes the path less travelled to dream bigger than traditional opportunities, to    C R E A T E the ideal life where I have freedom of time AND money to support and enjoy my family and do the things that we love.

Are there people in corporate jobs who truly love their work and wouldn't trade it for the world? Yes, there are! But they are few and far between, the majority celebrate when Friday rolls around and grumble as they leave the house on Monday morning. And it doesn't have to be this way...

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life...if you create a way to put yourself in this position, you will finally realize just how true this is!

16 months ago I chose to put my fears aside, quit worrying about what others would think of me (there are always haters!), and take a chance on building my dreams. When I said YES to becoming a coach, I didn't know the fire it would light inside of me, the passion it would give me on a daily basis, and I sure as heck didn't realize that I could actually wake up every day (even on the weekends) excited to "work", but that's what this opportunity has been for me! I would continue to coach even if I didn't make a penny doing it...and that's how you know you're where you need to be!!

Don't settle anymore...become a dreamer again and 
C H A S E that life you desire to live! It is worth every single sacrifice you will ever make!

Do or Do Not, There is NO Try

Why Your Mindset is Everything


Far too often I have new coaches tell me that they want to give this opportunity a try for a month or two and see how it goes. I CRINGE when I hear this, because not a single person who pursues this business with that mentality will succeed. NOT ONE! Here's why...

This is a business, not a job!! Businesses take consistent effort, heart and soul, commitment, relentless discipline, and daily determination. You probably won't see your success in one month, two months, maybe noteven in six months! I know I didn't!! In order to make a business successful, you have to be able to see the bigger picture and pursue it fearlessly, focusing on short-term sacrifice for long-term freedom!

We have all heard the saying, "Do. Or do not. There is no try." This is TRUTH. Either you're committed and willing to do whatever it takes to make yourself succeed, or you are going to quit when the going gets tough and you will never find the success you dream of.

This business WORKS if YOU do! I have all the tools and resources and training for you to help pave the way for your success, but YOU have to be willing to do the work!! Your success is 100% in your hands and in your simple decision to commit to the process!

True financial freedom will come to those who NEVER give up and work with PASSION on a daily basis. The people who are willing to do that?? THOSE ARE MY PEOPLE!!! THAT is what I look for in my coaches!!

Are you someone with a passion in your belly for something greater in life?! Are you a driven and ambitious girl boss?! If you feel like I'm talking to you right now, PLEASE APPLY here : bit.ly/becomeabarbelle

Homemade Granola Bars


Good-For-You Granola Bars 


Ingredients:
2 small ripe bananas (about 1 cup) 
1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds 
I tsp ground cinnamon 
1 cup rolled oats 
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
1/4 cup dried raisins, craisins, apricots, or dates 
1 tsp Orange Peel (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9"x13" baking dish with parchment paper. 


In large bowl, mash bananas until smooth; add sunflower seeds, cinnamon, oats, coconut, dried fruit, and orange peel. Stir until thoroughly combined. 



 



Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Press down until mixture is compact and even.





Bake 25-30 minutes until firm and lightly golden along the edges. Let cool and slice into bars. 






Monday, April 4, 2016

The Dawning of the New Age of Women

Body image is something that has plagued our minds from the time we hit puberty, forcing us to believe that there’s some mold out there that we weren’t fortunate enough to fit into. If we didn’t feel too fat, we felt too skinny; if our boobs weren’t big enough we were ashamed, and those of you who had big boobs were embarrassed by the betrayal of gravity during PE class. Once adulthood hit, nothing really changed. For women who have carried a baby or two, many lose hope that they can reclaim a body that they are proud of. Or maybe you’re one of those women who is eager to gain weight, but haven’t been successful no matter how many carbs you’ve consumed. Whatever the case may be, how you feel about your body is a mindset-it’s directly associated with the factors around you, but the great part about it is that it isn’t permanent.
Whether you’re petite or voluptuous, short or tall, the journey to a healthier you is not solely a physical challenge, but a mental one as well. Learning to love yourself as you are may come as a challenge to some of us because there are so many outside factors encouraging us to change ourselves- waist cinchers, false eyelashes, contouring, Spanx, etc. While these tools are good for enhancement, they should not be used as a crutch in order to feel better about ourselves. The dawning of the new age of women is an ode to everything that we are and exuding confidence, even when our “flaws” are exposed. Maintaining a healthy perspective about our natural selves is what sets us up for a successful and happy future, and allows us to pass this mindset on to our next generation of women.

Will you join the movement?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

8 Ways To Put Your Dumbbells To Good Use

AT-HOME DUMBBELL WORKOUT


Looking for a simple workout to try at home that will work you head to toe?!  Try these exercises!!