Warning: The following content may prove to be inspiring and thought-provoking. Reading, absorbing, and acting on this following information can create contagious symptoms of happiness, enjoyment, drive, ambition, clarity, introspection, and motivation.
Info below is shared from our daily proactive tips: Own It 365. Empowering your lifestyle…everyday.

It’s simple. Acknowledging what we’re grateful for can make us feel happy, which improves our mindset, which uplifts others and helps us take on challenges with a positive and adaptable perspective. At least that’s what we think.

Jaime shares with you 3 easy-peezy-lemon-squeezy steps to creating this empowering domino effect in your daily life. You might be surprised at the extensive reach and influence a small and simple act can have on you and those in your life.
One word. Kumquats.
One more word. Perspective. It’s all about perspective. Well, that was 5 words, with two perspectives. Now we’re just confused. Just watch the video.
As much as we all love to win, we often learn the most when we fail. This urges the question: what do you consider / define as failing? The word failing sounds negative, but is it? If you learn the most from failing, and improve because of it…maybe it’s not as negative of an experience as we socially define it as. Let’s look back at a goal you did not achieve, an experience where you tried and failed.

Think of a goal you had set for yourself, yet did not achieve.

1) Why did you set this goal in the first place?
2) At the time, how did not achieving the goal make you feel?
3) Looking at the motivation behind your goal, were you intrinsically or extrinsically motivated?
4) Think of why you did not achieve your goal. Was this goal as important to you as you originally thought it was? Did something change in your motivation? Take full accountability for this answer (displacing blame on the situation, a person, or other outside circumstance will not allow us to take full ownership of this learning experience).
5) Was there anything you learned about yourself from not achieving this goal? For example, how you respond to failure or learning what makes you happy?
Next time you “fail”, ask yourself the questions above. Whether we achieve our goals or not, we are given the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves and test our boundaries.
As I love to say to my clients when I take them through a balancing pose,“I don’t care if you fall (or fail). What I care about is how you respond to falling. And if you never fall, you might want to ask yourself, are you taking yourself to your true edge?”

Focusing on our breath is a resourceful method to “get in the zone”, be “in the moment” and release worries or doubts about the past or future. Think about it: anytime we’re distracted, our breath is staggered or even being held in. This can also translate to a stiff body, not giving us the fluidity and freedom to feel relaxed and at ease.

Use this opportunity to put your competitive nature aside, release any expectations or judgements, to ultimately improve your mindset and focus. Why incorporate breathing practices into your daily life? Improve concentration, let go of anything that’s holding you back, and use this in-the-moment practice to prepare for training or competition.

*This video is a guide for breathing practices. Once you feel comfortable with this, you can incorporate this practice just about anytime, anywhere…even for 30 seconds to a minute.

Can’t wait ’til the next Global Goods? 
We get it, the wheels are turning and you’re on a search party for proactive lifestyle practices. Be forewarned, it’s addicting. In a good way. You can peruse through 90 (yes, 90!) tips and resources to empower your lifestyle. Starting….now.

Daily Purpose

Create a rewarding, efficient, purposeful day you are ridiculously PROUD of.

*Craving extra focus, motivation and purpose? Me, too. Make the most of your day with my free DAILY PURPOSE download. 

Great success!