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Ignite Your Energy and Grow Your Life! by Robin Stephens

     Trade stress for success and chaos for confidence

Are YOU your priority #1? If not, why not? We have an energy crisis in our society - but isn't petroleum - it's people! The goal that will add more to your life (and your business) than any other is to practice the art of EXTREME self-care! There's a very simple equation to plug the "clutter drains" and ignite your energy and motivation. It's subtraction. What you eliminate from your life is what gives you the clarity, focus, and the ability to trade stress for success - not what you add. We've all heard the expression "less is more" but why are we still busier and yet less effective? The decision to simplify is a gift because it gives you your "mojo" back and returns you to what you most value. It welcomes back inspiration and creativity. Please join me in finding simple ways to ignite your energy and trade stress for success - and grow your business and your life! Robin Stephens, Your Energy Coach www.robin-stephens.com www.yourlifeinorder.com

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You can't take a walk if you can't find your shoes

Messy living and work spaces lead to stressed out minds and that leads to toxic living (like overeating) which makes you toxic. Ultimately not good "waist" management.  Cluttered house, cluttered body.  Make that connection and you'll create a powerful why that will help you stay focused enough to make your home or office fit to live in. Dr. Pamela Peake, author of Fit to Live , calls it the "Mouth-Mess" connection.  She discovered it while filming the National Body Challenge for Discovery Health TV.  Helping her clients become aware of how a toxic living space fosters toxic stress, overeating and unhealthy lifestyle habits also helped them recognize how clutter was literally sabotaging their...


posted on: 8/17/2010 9:30:00 AM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

7 Ways to Nourish The Authentic You

I couldn't have said it better myself, so I didn't.  This is an excerpt from Star Lee Magazine that speaks volumes about the importance of making YOU priority #1.

Each issue of Star Lee Magazine features "7 Ways To…," in which publisher Star Ladin shares her insight and experience to help readers be the best they can be. Here are seven essentials for understanding and nourishing the Authentic You. 1.    The relationship you have with yourself is the most valuable relationship in your life.  All other relationships mirror this core connection.   2.    The foundation of positive relationships is built on Aligned Values and Unconditional Love.   3.    Filter all...


posted on: 8/4/2010 11:51:35 AM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

How do you change your life? Baby steps, baby!

We live in a fast moving world. It's drive thru this, instant that, multi tasking, driving while talking on your phone, drinking coffee and putting on makeup in the rear view mirror.    One of the most important lessons I've ever learned was how to get more by doing less.   While this may not make a lot of sense on the face of it, it's rock solid fact. To get more of the health, wealth, clarity, focus, confidence, personal power - fill in the blank with your dream - you have to do less.   We (myself included!) make change difficult if not impossible, by trying to change too many things at once. We try to overhaul our eating and exercise habits, organize our homes, paper, priorities,...


posted on: 7/28/2010 3:52:16 PM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

Changing Your Life the Kaizen Way

The Japanese word "kaizen" is the process of making simple, small improvements consistently that over time will change your life. It's a powerful yet simple way to transform every area of your personal and professional life. It's how you create a support system that automatically aligns you with your goals and makes creating "I-Space" natural and organic.

The beliefs that we hold in our lives and in the work we do control all of our decisions, and therefore our future. One of the most positive "BS" (belief systems) we can adopt is that in order to succeed and be happy we have to be constantly improving, growing and expanding.

The Japanese understand this principle well. They understand that tiny improvements made daily...


posted on: 7/20/2010 9:30:00 AM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

Creating Soul Inspired Space - A Powerful Self-Care Tool

Take a really good look around your home (and your office - you spend a lot of time there too!). Could you honestly say this is a special place that inspires you at the soul and spirit level?  Is it a place of beauty that expresses your authentic self at its best?  I can hear some of you moaning as you think about how challenging it can be just to find a clear path to walk through a room much less enjoy it on a soulfully. And possibly you don't think - in your natural mind - that it's even really all that important.  Well, I'm here to tell you that it is critically important.  Feeding your soul is a critical self care skill and an integral part of creating the on-fire life of your dreams you crave inside.   It's important to remember that even just a little beautification goes a long way.  Small changes to any room can make a big difference.  This spring I took stock of my townhome – the living and dining area to be exact and noticed that it was feeling a little spare to me.  After taking care of my mother for the last 2 months of her life, and then clearing out her estate to get her home ready for sale,  I was in a space emotionally and physically that needed to be clear of "stuff."  I deliberately scaled down my environment as a result.  By summer I was feeling differently and after a trip East to visit my sister and bringing home a few things of my mom's she had saved for me I wanted to "feather my nest" a bit.   Now I wake on a breezy morning to the sound of the wind chimes that hung just above the porch of our summer home in Maine for almost 20 years.  I read by the light of the antique pottery jar from Peru that was turned into a lamp and that caught my mom's eye as it sat in the window of a shop on Cape Cod.  That lamp sitting on the table is so much more soul-nurturing than a pile of unread magazines or papers in the same space.
Don't underestimate the powerful effect your environment has on you and your self-care.  I've been a domestic diva for over 30 years, and anyone who knows me will tell you that the first thing I do when I move somewhere (including a hotel room!) is make it my own space. ...


posted on: 7/15/2010 4:57:07 PM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

For the dream or vision to come to pass - visualize it!

People have created vision boards for years using their own drawings or cutout pictures from magazines mounted on corkboards or poster board.  They are a hugely useful tool for keeping your goals and dreams in front of you - but they aren't very portable. The O Dream Board is a free tool which is a lot of fun to create and serves as a daily reminder of our vision for how we want our life to be.  And you can build it right on your computer and save it to your desktop.


posted on: 7/5/2010 12:02:31 PM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

Work-Life Balance? No way.

The term "work-life balance" has become as common as drive thru fast food and in my opinion it's about as good for you. As far as I can see all it does is make us feel bad.  It's unrealistic and unachievable and seriously - do you really want your work life and personal life to be in perfect balance?  Doesn't that mean you'd be spending the same time at work as you have free time? The concept of work-life balance just sets us up to feel inadequate.  What you can attain and what will give you way more joy is work-life synchronicity.  That's when all aspects of your life flow harmoniously.  It's how you minimize stress; stay healthy, energized and motivated.  You want to aim for...


posted on: 6/11/2010 10:52:39 AM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

5 ways to Boost Your Motivation and Ignite Your Energy

1.    Identify your core values.  When you're in synch with what you value and esteem, it creates a framework for making decisions that will empower you.  Every time you think about doing something, stop and ask yourself if it fits in with your core values.  For example, one of my "cv's" is living authentically.  Remembering this helps me look for opportunities to fully express myself creatively and to avoid people, places, and things that don't support me.   2.    Establish a single top priority. "If everything is important, nothing is," says business consultant Patrick Lencioni, author of the book The Three Big Questions for the Frantic...


posted on: 5/28/2010 10:29:28 AM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

You can't give what you don't have

You need to make you your first priority so you can give more, be more and do more for others. – Darren Hardy, Success Magazine

This is the energy mantra – you have to be strong, healthy, vital, and energetic if you want to do all those great things you have inside you. Jim Rohn said it best – "You take care of you for me and I will take care of me for you." You need to make YOU your first priority so that you can be, do, and give.

I've been blessed with lots of energy, and like most people who have a gift they take for granted, I squandered it with abandon. In my late 40's I realized I didn't have a bottomless supply of it. I confess, I was a little smug about my good health and high energy, and this was a...


posted on: 5/20/2010 2:42:08 PM  by Robin Stephens
category: Time Management

What's Your Excuse This Week?

time to devote to a healthier lifestyle.  After all, we teach what we most need to learn, yes? 

I am an author, a fitness trainer, professional organizer and a motivator in my professional life and I am passionate about helping others lead healthy lifestyles. But I am also a mom, a friend, a student, a volunteer . . . and like you I am trying to lead a healthy and happy life in the midst of a crazy, busy world.