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Why Are You Living AVERAGE? Are You Really Fulfilled?

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Woo. What’s up guys? It’s Kathi. Happy Wednesday! Oh my gosh. I feel like I’m out of breath. I was just busting out some moves over here, singing and dancing, getting myself all pumped up like I usually do. I just checked my Fitbit. Oh my god. My heart rate’s up to 101. I mean, how does that happen? 101? Just by dancing in my seat my heart rate is up to 101.

All right. I wanted to come on here because I’m all fired up. I was just thinking about some of the things I’m really passionate about, and I’m always constantly thinking about ways that I can help inspire you guys to change your life for the better. And I’m constantly looking for maybe, tips and things like that, that I can give you guys to apply to your life to improve the quality of it, so that you’re not just settling and you’re not just coasting through life. And that’s the thing that’s been on my mind this morning is, I just see way too many people in life these days just settling. Just doing just enough to just get by.

And some people feel trapped or stuck. They feel like there’s no other way out. Like this is it – what I have to do, for the rest of my life, until I retire. And then hope and pray that I’m well enough to be able to do the things that I have always wanted to do.

You have to do what you are passionate about, or at least be passionate about what you do

I’m here to tell you guys that there is a better way. You have to be doing what you really, truly are passionate about. What you’re really, really happy to do. What gets you excited. What gets you pumped up and ready to jump out of bed in the morning. What keeps you up at night. Believe it or not, that exists. I know I used to make fun of that and honestly think, oh yeah, that’s a bunch of crock. Nobody really actually has a job that they truly love that much.

But it wasn’t until I got into the business that I’m in where I found that it is true. The whole purpose of this video is to help you realize that you don’t have to be in the same place where you are right now for the rest of your life. That you can take a chance and you can take a risk and you can go and do that thing that you’ve always really dreamt that you wanted to do. The thing that you know deep down would make you, really, really happy and excited about life.

You don’t have to be in the same place where you are right now for the rest of your life!

Way too many people are just scraping by. They’re going to a job every day that they don’t really like because they feel like they have to because they have a family to support. Maybe they’re even making really great money. I don’t care how much money you make. That doesn’t mean anything if you aren’t happy with your life and with what you’re doing. The money means nothing.

What matters most is that you are doing something that fulfills you. So take a step back and ask yourself, “am I really fulfilled? Or am I just kind of settling because I’m scared to leave what I’m doing now and move on to something else that I know would make my heart much happier”?

Are you going to end your life with regrets?

Ask yourself that question, because when you look back on your life, when you’re 80 or 90 and you’re old and you’re gray, the last thing that you want to have is regret. And that’s the number one thing that older people say about their life – is that they didn’t do the things that they had really wanted to do. They didn’t take the chance. They just remained average. Just doing what they thought they had to do.

So, what matters is not the money that you’re making. It’s how happy you are and how passionate you are and how fulfilled that you feel. Because you could be making a million dollars a year, but if you’re not fulfilled, that doesn’t’ matter at all. But if you do something that you truly love, you’ll be rich in all areas of your life. Forever.

If you aren’t really happy, then think about where you are right now and the number one reason why you are still doing what you’re doing. If you are just settling and scraping by – it’s often because you are scared.  Maybe you are worried about what somebody else is going to say about you and you decision. Maybe it’s not a conventional way of earning money. Maybe you went to school your whole life and now you don’t want to use that degree and you want to do something else, but you’re worried about what somebody else is going to say to you about this decision that you made.

Stop worrying about what others think and just do you, boo!

You have to stop caring about what other people think, and just do you. I am a chronic people pleaser. I lived my entire life like this. Making decisions based on what I thought was going to be approved and accepted by other people.

What’s holding you back? Think about that. Who’s actually in control here? Is it you, or are you letting your mom be in control of your life? Or your father? Or your spouse? Or a sibling? Or a friend? Or a cousin? Maybe you’re thinking of somebody right now, and how they are going to judge you and what they are going to say about you if you make this leap to do something totally different that deep down you know is going to fulfill you.

You are not lost. You only get lost by other people’s standards. YOU have the pen that can write how your entire life goes. It’s not already written! You can stop and rip the pages out and rewrite it however you want because you have your whole life.

The last thing that I want you to do is go through your entire life and look back and have regret. I refuse to look back on my life and have regret. That is one of the number one things that really drives me and all decisions and actions that I take.

I’m challenging you to look at your own life. Dig deep a little bit and be honest with yourself and give yourself a gut check with where you are  right now.

Tips to find extra positivity and inspiration to keep bringing exciting things into your life

Here are some tips,that I have found have really helped me find extra positivity and inspiration in my life to make the moves and to keep bringing these exciting things into my life to continue to grow in all areas of my life. And you can apply this to your life and you don’t need wait. You can do this starting right now.

Tip #1 – Affirmations

The first tip is to write down daily affirmations. Every day, you can write down your own daily affirmations of how you want your day to go, or how you want your life to be. Pen to paper. So for me, every single morning, on a brand new piece of paper, I write down, “Love, health, friendships, and wealth flow freely and abundantly to me every day.” I write that same thing down every single day and I read it out loud to myself, and then I leave it somewhere obvious so I actually read it over and over again to myself as I pass by my note on my desk, or on the counter. You can do that too. Whatever you want to see more of in your life, or whatever you want to see improve in your life, you need to write those affirmations down and repeat them to yourself.

Tip #2 – You can Break Away and Change

You can change no matter how stuck you feel right now. It is challenging to break away from what you’ve been doing for a long time. I know. I went to school – had my masters degree in special education. I wanted to be a teacher. I stopped teaching after ten years to be home with the kids, and then decided to run my own business from home. Totally different than what I thought I was ever going to be doing. But things change in your life and at the end of the day, you have to do what is going to make you happy and fulfill you. If you live your life making other people happy all the time at your own expense, you are the one who will suffer.

You’ll be a better mom, a better friend, a better wife, a better daughter if you are doing the thing in your heart that you know will make you happy. It all stems from your happiness and your excitement for life and for what you do and the passion that you have.

Even if you feel stuck right now and you are in the crap of the crap, there are still things that you can be grateful for.

Just sit down at the end of every single day and write down two to three things that you are really grateful for. Three things that you have right now in your life that are fulfilling you.

You have nothing to lose by going after what you know is going to make you truly happy in your heart. So I’m challenging you to get the courage and make that move in whatever area it is in your life that you need to make this move in. You are put here for a reason. You have special talents, traits, and characteristics that make you uniquely you. You weren’t put here to just live average coast through life. That’s boring.

I challenge you to go out there and to really sit down and think about what it is that you want in life and know that you can have it all and be happy and be fulfilled.

I hope you have an awesome day. If you think this will help somebody, please share with a friend, so we can spread it to as many people as possible. Bye!

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