Your AMAZING Life! ~ A Checklist

Your AMAZING Life Checklist

If you’re like most of us, every now and then you just need to ‘scan’ and assess how things are going across different dimensions of your life.  Sure, you can do a check-in at the beginning of the year or… as the year winds down – but, you can also level up and examine your life at any time!   With that goal in mind I created a FREE Your AMAZING Life  ~ A Checklist

⇒  CLICK HERE to get your FREE CHECKLIST!

WHY BOTHER?

  1. Because your life is way too important, valuable, unique and wonderful to leave to randomness. You have the responsibility (& power) to transform it from what it is now to how you know it can be.
  2. We forget how a change in one area of life can enhance all the other areas! Doing a self-assessment helps us to see what we want to keep in our lives and what we might want to change, improve or enhance!
  3. Having a tool such as this allows you to take your sweet time and really think about your life: your beliefs, abilities and dreams but at your convenience. You don’t have to rush through to get a “score’ – the results are indications of ‘where’ you are and a guide to ‘where’ you can decide to go!

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Is a crazy MYTH in the way of your Amazing Life?

We’re probably all guilty of believing something that works against us living the best life possible yet… the myth hangs around in our psyche, showing up when we are most vulnerable!  Here’s a myth that I’m excited to DE-BUNK because it’s been lurking around my life for as long as I can remember: “My LIFE will be AMAZING as soon as I accomplish _______” (fill in the blank).

You would think I would not EVER fall for this myth again, but noooo……. as soon as I have a rough day; a cancelled event; or a rejected business proposal – here it comes (again) trying to convince me that my entire life will be just FABULOUS as soon as I land the NEXT account or post the next blog or blah, blah, blah.

Okay, so now for the truthmy life is AMAZING every time I pause and reflect on the goodness of God.  Seriously.  My life is amazing when I linger in the place and space of gratitude for food, shelter, family & friends who love me; meaningful work and fruitful ministry and…. I could go on and on listing the myriad ways that I am blessed.

If by any chance, I’m not the only one who struggles with the recurring madness of this myth, and if per chance you wrestle with it too, please help yourself to reading about two other myths that conspire to keep you from enjoying your amazing life by CLICKING HERE for a completely FREE download (no email required).

Also, please share your thoughts (& myths) with me!  Wishing you the very best for a life that is myth-free and truly amazing!

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Your AMAZING Life 2017 ~ A Checklist

I wanted to start this year off by giving a Gift to those I know; those who are clients; and those who, like me, simply want to get more practical info on ‘how to’ have an AMAZING Life!  With that goal in mind I created “Your AMAZING Life 2017 ~ A Checklist.”

I hope you’ll opt-in and immediately enjoy the opportunity to think about your life across three dimensions: Your beliefs, your abilities and your dreams!  I’m praying that you’ll be both honest and kind as you think about just how unique you are.

If this resource makes you re-think your limitations then you are invited to join me for upcoming resources, tips and support!  An AMAZING Life is possible.  Give yourself permission to redesign your life & make it… amazing.

           CLICK HERE to get your FREE Checklist!

#DrSLWB     #YourLifeOnlyAmazing     #ICoachRoyalty

Could Changing Your Life REALLY Be that Simple?

hotair balloonWhile serving on a panel of women leaders recently it came time for the moderator to open up the panel discussion to questions from the audience. A young woman asked me specifically “how” does someone get to the place where they really believe that they will succeed. I’m paraphrasing her question but her point was “it’s great that you all are successful, confident women who have achieved much, but HOW did you change your mindset and remain consistent over time?” It was one of the last questions asked and I am SO grateful she addressed it to me! What I told her was that ‘how’ I have been able to persevere in spite of setbacks, disappointments, fear, ‘other people’s opinions of me & negative assumptions about my abilities’ is simple… I have made it a daily PRACTICE to do the following things:
(1) I go to Chapel everyday. Chapel happens to be a chair in my living room where I sit down and journal what I’m grateful for from the last 24 hours of my life.
(2) Also, while in Chapel, I spend time in prayer and Bible study. Key word here is “study.” I’ll spend days or weeks on a single verse to try to understand what it means for MY life!  I spend time in conversation with God.  I ask for wisdom; I ask for forgiveness and strength and I listen to His counsel.
(3) I SPEAK over my life… every… single… day! I declare and decree that I am healed; that my family members are blessed; that my corporation, ministry and marriage are favored.  I say ‘grace’ over my clients: “Lord, thank you for the clients I am about to receive!” I open my mouth and speak success over my professional and personal life.

Has it changed my life? Oh Lord YES!!! I feel grateful on a consistent basis and I feel hopeful that I am living with, on and in purpose. I find it easier to forgive others and MYSELF; easier to extend grace to others (and myself).  I am much more mindful of the gift of each day.  Success is not way up ahead… it’s in small efforts made each day.

Is it really that SIMPLE to change your life and your outlook? Yes. Begin by respecting the power of consistency. Every day say kind things about yourself to yourself. Every day pause to give thanks. Every day read and think about a spiritual truth. It IS that simple and YOU can do it.

Blessings!  ~ Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes

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5 Reasons to Attend a Royal VISION BOARD Retreat!

Royal VISION BOARD Retreat with meAs an experienced Life Coach, from time to time I offer what is titled “A Royal VISION Board Retreat.” Those who attend are encouraged to tap into the unique desires placed in their heart by God. Here are 5 reasons to seriously consider making an investment in honoring your God-given dreams by attending A Royal VISION BOARD Retreat with me!

 #1 You need to SEE what you’re pursuing! It is crazy, unproductive and a serious waste of time for you to expect to hit a goal you refuse to set. I’ve actually met people who set more goals related to what their friends and family want than what they themselves desire! You are not a robot or a drone. Your life is way too precious to not pursue your passion.

#2 Your thoughts influence your life! Research has shown that we move in the direction of our dominant thoughts. You’ve heard it said, “you are what you think you are,” and “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Creating a VISION Board allows you to help focus your thinking in positive ways.

#3 When your heart speaks you need to transcribe! The deliberate act of listening to what’s in your heart and then ‘honoring’ what you hear is an act of courage, power and spiritual authority. There are all types of influences around you: cultural, historical, political, family and peers. The most important influence, however, ought to be what’s in your heart because it was placed there by God.

#4 Let what moves you, move you! When you select images, verses, key words, phrases, or photos that have personal meaning for you, you’ll find that every time you look at your VISION Board you’ll feel energized! Expect to be inspired and motivated.

#5 You may add to it or let it be! Because your Royal VISION BOARD is created by you, you can add to it or modify it any time you want. You can also leave it exactly as you created it as a reminder of what you once hoped for and achieved!

~ Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes, Life Coach – Author – Speaker

Sterling-Xavier Consulting Group

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Are your thoughts helping or hurting your success?

SOUL Secret #1

“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he!”

Pay Attention to Your Thoughts21 Soul Secrets

Just like a pot left boiling on the stove; a garden you’ve planted but won’t cultivate; or children you’ve been entrusted with caring for as their babysitter: if left unattended for too long your thoughts are likely to experience chaos, disorder or disaster!  To be successful you really MUST pay attention. For the next 3 or 4 days don’t do anything special except ‘listen’ to what you say in your head. Eavesdrop on your own thoughts, especially when you make a mistake, forget something or experience any type of disappointment. Do you call yourself ugly, self-deprecating names? Do you’ joke’ about being broke, fat, stupid, senile and so forth? Do you make non-empowering comments about yourself that on the surface seem harmless?  Spend some time ‘thinking about what you are thinking about’ and assess how positive or negative your thought life really is.

In your new state of hyper-vigilance, as soon as you catch yourself thinking something negative stop and immediately counter it!  Deliberately think a more positive version of the truth that you are addressing. Be on the lookout for words such as “always” or “never” because absolutes rarely exist.

That’s your first SOUL Secret assignment: police and guard your thoughts and do not hesitate to “arrest” negative interlopers that cannot take you to the place of wholeness and strength you’re headed to!

~ Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes, Life Coach – Author – Speaker

Sterling-Xavier Consulting Group