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Invest in You. Interview with Wealth and Well-Being Coach Bonnie Gortler

I had the opportunity to sit down with Bonnie to talk about her coaching business, why she started, her advice to other business owners, and how she deals with the everyday ups and downs of growing a business. Please Enjoy.

About Bonnie:

Bonnie Gortler, the Wealth & Well-Being Coach, is a successful stock market expert who has been instrumental in managing multi-million dollar client portfolios within a top rated investment firm during her over 30-year corporate career.

As the author of “Journey to Wealth”, Bonnie has made it her mission to share the importance of risk management and how to enjoy true financial well-being by applying the technical and mental sides of investing.

Bonnie has an M.B.A. and is a certified life coach. Visit Bonnie’s website

If you enjoyed this episode of my interview with Bonnie, you will love my free business building report. 

Plus, if you would like to showcase your business and be interviewed on Sheri’s podcast, fill out this brief form here.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

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Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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How are those goals going?

If you have stepped off the path or lost focus, guess what? You are not alone. When you set goals, you have passion and commitment in the beginning and this energy keeps you working on them.

But then life gets in the way. You get a cold. You have family mini emergencies and sometimes major ones. Sometimes you just get distracted. You wake up one morning and realize that you have lost sight of your goals and the momentum that was helping you cruise along.

When you realize that you have lost your focus, getting back on track as quickly as possible will help you build that momentum and passion again.

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When you realize that you have lost your focus, getting back on track as quickly as possible will help you build that momentum and passion again.

If you have been completely on track with your goals, congratulations. However, chances are at least one is slipping through the cracks.

Follow these guidelines to refocus:

First, forgive yourself. It’s disappointing when you realize that you are not making the progress that you want. Detours are okay. Sometimes detours teach us important lessons. Take a few minutes and write in your journal how you have grown and what you learned about yourself from getting off track.

Next, take care of your energy. Wake up early and engage in a daily success ritual, This will help you get back on track. In fact, your loss of momentum may have stemmed from a disruption in your daily success routine. Did you stop journaling? Did you stop exercising in the morning? Review your morning routine and make any changes. What is a success ritual? Whatever works for you. Including actions that stimulate your mental, physical, and spiritual aspects will create the biggest boost. For example, my routine right now is coffee with coconut oil, vitamins, essential oils, candles, prayer, a ten-minute exercise routine, reading something inspirational, and writing in my journal. This takes between 45 minutes and an hour, but then I am ready for anything.

Review all your goals. Review your vision board. How can you make a difference today? If your goal is to get out of debt, pay extra on your debt today even if it is just $10. Then decide that you will never make the minimum payment on any debt again.  If your goal is to create more cash flow, look at where you are leaving money on the table. Are you behind on invoicing? Have you followed up with people? If you work for someone, have you maximized your bonus/raise/401k potential?  For each goal, think action. Look at action steps that make the most difference. If you have a service business, this means any action that brings in clients. If you sell products, this means actions that help you make a sale.  Get out of the habit of only planning. Yes, planning is important, but action brings the results.

Get out of the habit of only planning. Yes, planning is important, but action brings the results.

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Understand that you are more than your emotions. It is normal to wake up and not feel motivated some days. Sky high motivation is not sustainable. The real success comes when you act even when you just don’t feel like doing anything. Of course, inspired action is the most fun, but there will be days when you act when you would rather goof around. You also can use tools to help turn around your emotions. Tapping is one of my favorites. Here is a tapping audio from my podcast on How to Stop Self Sabotage.  Don’t let frustration or overwhelm fester. Decide to shift out of it.

Each day that you are back on track, you build momentum. Even after day 1, you will feel better. Three days creates a huge change. A week, 21 days, 30 days- miracles start happening.

Make today the day you decide to get back on track.

If you liked this, you will love this article too.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

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Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Being Remarkable Would you love to make this your best year ever? What would a remarkable year look like for you? (Journal Prompt)

Start with some goals that make you truly uncomfortable. If you are too comfy, you are not growing. Get uncomfortable. Set goals for each important area of your life and make sure that they are your own goals- not what someone else thinks you should do. Think about what you would love to accomplish instead of what you think is reasonable. Reasonable is a story. What one person thinks is reasonable and realistic isn’t to another person. So since it is all subjective, why not go big. Think big.

When you set big goals, you might fall short, but you will accomplish so much more than if you set tiny goals that are uber-easy to achieve. 

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Then create a vision board to help you see your path.  You’ll find some vision board tips here.

Follow these practices to create the year you want.
  • Review your vision board/goals daily. Keep your vision board in a place where you will see it. (the bathroom, your office, etc). Study it for a minute or two each day. You can even take a picture of it and use it as wallpaper on your phone. Every time you look at your phone, you will see your vision board.
  • Move your body. (Any physical movement will help clear your thoughts, keep you happier, and more motivated).
  • Pick one tool to keep you motivated. Just one. You could choose many, but decide on one thing that you will use when you are procrastinating or losing momentum. You might choose a song, a meditation, a book, writing in your journal, an app, running up and down stairs or something else.
  • Practice self-love, live in joy. Be gentle. See the good in the world. Find something to appreciate each day. Live in the present. Every time you worry about the future, pull your attention to the present moment.
  • Practice the Pause. The Pause means you are always at choice. When you Pause before reacting, you have the moment of choosing your response or your action.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments even the small ones.
  • Release mistakes. Quickly let go of missteps. Everyone makes mistakes, lingering over them and punishing yourself over them keeps you from moving forward.
  • Interrupt your schedule- get uncomfortable. Shake things up. What can you do differently right now? Change your environment.
  • Track your effort. This is even more important than tracking your results. You can control your effort. If your goal is to write. Track the time you spend writing. If your goal is to get in shape, track the minutes you workout. If your goal is to increase your wealth, track the money you set aside.
  • Create world-class habits. Anyone can create the world-class habits. You can incorporate the same world-class habits of anyone you admire. Those world-class habits will eventually take you wherever you want to go. Some examples of world-class habits are getting up early, keeping a clutter-free environment, being on time, daily exercise, using a morning success ritual, showing appreciation, reading more, watching less television, and so on. You can see it is really the simple things. But very few people do these simple things. You can be extraordinary and remarkable by just practicing simple, daily habits.
  • Create a world-class mindset. This is a mindset of thinking big, positive self-belief, resilience, grit, choosing to see best in people and the best in situations, staying upbeat, helping other people, being generous, and getting up after disappointments.
  • Expand, let your light shine, trust the process, and love more.

When you set your goals, look at them again and ask, “How can I expand this?” Expansion is part of a world-class mindset. 

Be the light. Shine from within, don’t depend on other people to see your light or be your light.

Trust the process. Trust yourself. Trust God. Set your goals, take inspired action, and then let go and trust. When you worry, gently bring yourself back to trust.

“Love is the beauty of the soul.” St. Augustine

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“Love is the beauty of the soul.” St. Augustine.

When you ask what should I be doing?, the best answer is always… Love more. Love others, love yourself. The more unconditional love you allow, bring in, and give, the better you feel. The better you feel, the better your results.

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians, 13: 7-8

Wishing you love, peace, vibrant health, and abundance this year.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Sheri Kaye Hoff sherikayehoff.com

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 12 of 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Follow Your Joy and Bliss this Holiday Season

Merry Christmas. I am wishing you love, joy, passion, and peace today and all throughout the year.

What really makes you happy? Chances are that it is not the gifts, the trips, or the things. Yes, all of that is fun and it’s wonderful to enjoy and appreciate things. However, happiness comes from your inner world. Happiness is tied to feelings of freedom, adventure, fulfillment, inner peace, making a difference, and loving. If you doubt this, think back to a time when you felt unhappy and you went on a shopping spree to counteract the sadness, overwhelm, anxiety or frustration you were feeling. Maybe you felt elated for a while, but the feeling was fleeting.

When you say, I will be happy when I am out of debt, buy the house, I have kids, my kids are grown, I get that job promotion, or I go on my dream vacation, it is not true. Why? Because you bring yourself to these experiences. If you haven’t learned to be happy now, no thing or circumstance will bring lasting happiness. This is truly beautiful because this means that what you have been searching for is here now. You can be happy here now. Your goals are worthwhile and I believe humans are born to create and that we feel an inner drive to create. But we can be happy during the process.

How can you follow your joy and bliss right now and not wait for someday to be happy?

Your Grandmother was right- appreciate what you have now.  This is a simple idea, but for many people, it is easier said than done.  Why? Because it is so much easier to get caught up in thinking about what is unfair.

Here is a simple exercise: Make a list of everything that you feel is unjust in your life. Maybe your sibling owes you money. Maybe you lost your job due to down-sizing. Maybe your parents had favorites. Maybe you made a bad investment. You have an unreasonable ex. Write down everything. Once you finish, ask, “Am I willing to let this go?” If not, ask, “Am I willing to be willing to let this go?”

If you don’t feel willing to forgive, here is a helpful prayer that I have said many times in my life: “Dear God, Please help me to open my heart to be willing to be willing to forgive, Amen.”

This would soften my heart. Sometimes instantly or eventually, (it depended on my level of stubbornness), I would truly forgive and let go.

Even if you haven’t let go fully, yet, you can still practice gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude and resentment cannot be thoughts that are held at the same time. The more you practice gratitude, the less you will feel resentment about what is unjust or unfair in your life.

The key is to write an appreciation list and only put the things on this list that you feel grateful for, don’t put anything on that you think you should feel grateful for. No “shoulds”.

Once you are feeling deep appreciation, ask, “What would it feel like to follow my bliss today?” Pause, then notice if you get any intuitive information. Listen. If you feel guided towards an action step, take it.

Throughout your day, pause and appreciate people and your surroundings. See the beauty. See the blessings.

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If you enjoyed this, you will really appreciate all of the posts in the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging event. Here is the list.

Day 11 Unlock Inspired Action

Day 10 Staying Focused and Centered

Day 9 More Peace, Love and Joy in Your Life

Day 8 The Comfort and Joy of Traditions

Day 7 How to Create a Powerful Vision Board

Day 6 Affirmations for Success, Prosperity, and Abundance

Day 5 Manifesting Abundance

Day 4 How to Create a Happiness Mindset

Day 3 How to Practice Emotional Intelligence During the Holidays

Day 2 Expect Daily Miracles

Day 1 Happy 12 Days of Christmas

Today’s Holiday Special offer: Save $700 on my Coaching Breakthrough

What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event. You have until midnight on Dec 26 to comment on the blog posts. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

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Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas How to Unlock Into Inspired Action

Merry Christmas Eve.

My Christmas gift today is to help you unlock your own inspired action steps.

Does this sound familiar? You have a ton of things to do. Some tasks feel like a must, but you aren’t excited about them. Other items are experiences you really want, but perhaps you wonder how you will fit them in. When you are juggling a lot, you suddenly feel like doing nothing. You wish you had energy and motivation, but in truth, you feel a bit burned out.  Procrastination sets in because you may be overwhelmed and exhausted.

However, inspired action feels completely different.

When you are inspired, things flow, life doesn’t feel hard, and everything just works better.

The key is to unlock and ignite your next inspired action steps.

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You know this inspired feeling. Perhaps you feel it when you are writing or working on a beloved hobby or when you are excited about a project.

A couple years ago, I wrote a book, “Relax Into Inspired Action” . I wrote this book after I realized that the more I relaxed, the more I was inspired to take the right actions and this relaxed state induced success. That year, I took six vacations.

Here are some tips to find your inspiration:

Relax. The more you relax, the more you allow inspiration to come forward. Relaxing could mean sleeping on an idea or hanging out with people who have a chill vibe. Listen to music. Sip tea. Create a peaceful area in your home. This can be your go-to place to unwind. Keep it clutter free and filled with beauty. Flowers, art, candles, and relaxing essential oils create a relaxed mood.

Foster inspiring thoughts. When your mind says, ” I have so much to do, I will never get it done.” or you start to worry; redirect your thoughts. Ask, what would be a better feeling thought? or “What would feel really good right now?” Keep a list of statements that inspire you. I save mine in an app called Google Keep. That way, if I don’t feel inspired, I can ignite the feeling through words that are meaningful to me.  Some examples of statements on my list:  “If someone else can do it, I can too.”  “I have all of the time I need”.

Be the energy of what it is that you want.

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Be the energy of what it is that you want.  If your goal is to finish school, ask yourself, “What would a graduate of this program be doing and thinking right now?” or if you want to grow your business, “What would a multi 7 figure business owner be doing right now?”  Whatever your goal is, be that energy. What do I mean by this? I’ll provide some contrast. It’s common for people to say, I’ll take pride in what I have when I have more. The truth is that if you take care of what you have right now and respect what you have, you are being the energy of having what you really want.  Treat your ten your old car like it is a brand new car, keep it clean and shiny. Take care of your starter home or apartment like it is your absolute dream home. If you want to charge more for your services, treat your current clients like they are million dollar clients.

If you enjoyed this, you will really appreciate this article on 7 Steps to Accelerate Growth in Your Life and Biz

Today’s Holiday Special Offer: Save $700- Get it today for $297 on my Breakthrough Intensive Coaching Session 

What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event is over on Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Sheri Kaye Hoff sherikayehoff.com

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas How to Stay Focused, Centered,  and Grounded so…

You can enjoy your Holidays and truly be present in the moment.

You probably have a lot on your schedule over the next few days. Maybe you have a few last-minute presents to buy, food to cook, parties to attend, Christmas and Holiday celebrations, and regular tasks from everyday life like laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, exercising, and more. Even if you are uber organized you will have those last minute unforeseen details that arise.

You most likely are in the midst of some kind of changes to your plans right now. Even a small change, can turn into a big deal if is that final straw. If you are feeling not quite as calm as you want to be or are even really stressed. You can take a few minutes to come back to your center and get grounded. What do I mean by being grounded? It is that feeling of being solid on your feet with clear and focused energy. From this place, you can be flexible, forgiving, generous, peaceful, and enjoy the moment.

You can choose to be flexible, forgiving, generous, and peaceful in any moment. 

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“Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel.” – Rhonda Byrne

Here are some methods to find your center and be grounded.

  • The quickest and easiest way to feel grounded is to simply say, ‘I feel my feet on the ground.”
  • Another thing you can do is put your hand over your heart and let it stay there for a minute.
  • You can take slow, deep breaths.
  • You can take a mindset approach, and ask, “What is the most important?” or “Is this important?”
  • You can step into gratitude, say, “Thank you for inner peace right now in this moment.”
  • Affirmations help, ” I am centered and grounded.” “My thinking is clear and focused.” “I am flexible.” “I am surrounded by love.” You can add more power to these by saying them and tap on tapping points.
  • Acknowledge oneness, “I am one with this group. I am one with my loved ones. I am one with the people in line at the post office. I am connected.” You can even do it with an inanimate object. “I am one with the golf ball (my putting strategy).”
  • Search inspiring quotes on google or twitter.
  • Read something inspiring like a spiritual book or poems or short stories.

Pick your favorite or try them all.

You don’t need to stay tense or frustrated. When you start thinking that you don’t like how you are feeling, that is the turning point or pivot point. You have decided what you don’t want. Then use one of the strategies above to shift your energy so you can bring in how you want to feel.

Pivot toward what you want to be feeling.

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If you enjoyed this, you will really appreciate this article on emotional intelligence during the holidays.

Holiday Special Offer: Save $700 on my coaching breakthrough intensive.

What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff,

Sheri Kaye Hoff sherikayehoff.com

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff,  is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas 5 Ways to Feel More Love, Peace, Joy, and Compassion

Experiencing love is the pinnacle of humanity. Everyone benefits from love and compassion. Lack of love can even cause health and emotional problems. Throughout my coaching career, a common thread I have heard expressed is a feeling of there not being enough love or nurturing throughout a person’s life. Or often there were mixed signals about love. Maybe it felt like love was conditional and could easily be withdrawn. Or maybe there was a smothering feeling of love that felt clingy and demanding.

However, beautiful and uplifting unconditional love transforms life. People expand and seem to glow when they feel deeply loved. What is missed sometimes is that love begins with practicing self-love. Loving and accepting yourself is the key to being able to deeply love others. In turn, being a deeply loving person has the potential to create loving responses from other people. I often say if you want more love, love more. Of course, I am not talking about unhealthy co-dependency.

Be more loving. For almost every problem, love is the answer. Try it. For any problem you perceive you have, ask yourself, “How can I bring in more love to this situation?” How does this work? For example, let’s say you have a disagreement with your teenager, and the discussion is getting heated. You feel angry or maybe just irritated. You can’t believe you raised someone so disagreeable (okay, I am exaggerating a bit). In the moment, you mentally ask yourself, “How can I bring in more love?” Just that question, softens your heart. You instantly think about your teenager as a small child and smile remembering his or her cuteness. You reflect on the big picture. This argument is a teeny tiny part of it. Your anger starts to melt and your teenager feels it, too. You are able to have a calm discussion and maybe even have a few laughs. Your love for your child starts radiating love back to you, too.

Here is another example. You make a mistake. Perhaps you miss a deadline, overdraft your checking account, don’t stick to your nutrition or exercise plan, or (fill in the blank). Immediately, you start beating yourself up. Maybe you ask, “How can I be so stupid?”  Pause, and ask, How can I bring in more love? This question starts to release your tension. You take some deep breaths. Your thoughts become more focused and clear.  You see this as a minor bump in the road. You can see potential solutions.

Do what you can, then accept what happened and move on.

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Practice kindness. Are you noticing all of the rude people? How about the people who honk constantly, drive like they are the only ones on the road, cut in line, run over your foot with a shopping cart, bump into you, or say inconsiderate things, etc? This time of year often brings out impatience. What if you shifted your focus from noticing rude people to practicing kindness? In between the thought and action is that moment of choice. You always have the option to choose a response instead of reacting.

Look for ways to be kind. Offer help.

Share and speak kind words. Sharing a heartfelt “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” to over-worked retail or service industry employees is thoughtful and kind. When you attend holiday parties, asking,  What are your holiday plans? is a great conversation starter and shows you are interested.

Dale Carnegie taught that the way to be interesting is to be interested in others.

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Also, speak kind words to yourself. Speak loving and kind words throughout the day. Most self-talk is negative.  When you shift to positive words, you notice a difference.

Give generously. A generous spirit is more important than what you are actually giving. Sometimes people feel they don’t have anything to give. One year, when I was in my twenties, I was feeling financially strapped and frustrated and depressed about it. Intuitively, I knew that if I could think of something I could give, I would feel instantly better. In that moment, I heard on the radio that the women’s shelter needed blankets. I thought, “I have lots and lots of blankets.” I filled my car with blankets, drove over and dropped them off. I felt amazing. I had an instant shift. I felt loving and connected instead of my previous feeling of “lack”.

  • Tip your servers generously.
  • Pay it forward in the Starbucks drive-through line by buying coffee for the person behind you.
  • Leave your change in the Salvation Army buckets.
  • Give change to charitable causes at your grocery store.
  • Give to your favorite charities and choose to add a new one this year.
  • Maybe you can babysit for a family so they can get errands done.
  • Look for more ways to give.

Honor your own needs.  Create downtime where you can do the things that keep you grounded and centered. 

  • Take a nap. A nap with a weighted blanket is stress relieving.
  • Listen to music.
  • Light candles and/or use essential oils in a diffuser. Lavender is relaxing.
  • Write in a beautiful journal.
  • Use EFT. (Tapping) Enjoy this tapping session from my living joyfully podcast.
  • Do something you really want to do.
  • Delete a few things from your to-do list.
  • Delegate a few things from your to-do list.
  • Stretch.
  • Exercise. I lift weights in between writing sessions.
  • Meditate. There are great guided meditations that you like on Amazon Music or just close your eyes and practice silence.
  • Pray.  A devotion book helps (ad). Jesus Calling by Sarah Young is wonderful.
  • Read a good book. (ad) I loved Mike Dooley’s book on manifesting abundance, Playing the Matrix

Practice compassion. 

“Why develop compassion in your life? Well, there are scientific studies that suggest there are physical benefits to practicing compassion — people who practice it produce 100 percent more DHEA, which is a hormone that counteracts the aging process, and 23 percent less cortisol — the stress hormone. Zen Habits

Focus on seeing things from others” perspectives. See what you have in common. Notice what people are experiencing. Care about them and what happens to them.

I am wishing you more peace, love, and joy this season.

If you enjoyed this, you will really appreciate this article on 5 Success Habits to Help You Master the Art of Letting Go

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What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event is over on Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff,

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Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Traditions Provide Comfort and Joy During the Holidays

Holiday traditions often provide comfort, joy, and beautiful memories. Traditions offer stability and a valued connection to family.  As long as you remain flexible and allow that some years may change slightly or even a lot from traditions, you will be able to relax and enjoy the Holidays. Avoid perfect holiday syndrome (not sure if that is really a thing or if I just made that up). To me, it is when you are attached to perfection and portraying the ideal family and ideal Christmas. Life rarely measures up to the ideal.  Decide ahead of time that you will enjoy, relax, ask for help, accept help, and be flexible.

The year I moved from Wisconsin to Colorado and left all of our extended family, we traveled back for Christmas. It was great seeing people, but very hectic. After that year, we decided it was important to stay in Colorado. We would still travel to see family but not at Christmas.  It was hard at first, to create some new traditions, but it all worked out. Part of letting it work out was letting go.

There are traditions we have created as a family in Colorado and some that I have loved and enjoyed all my life. Our traditions are in a state of change as well with grown children and significant others enter the picture. My goal is to not put pressure on my kids or have them worry if they can’t make it home for Christmas.

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” Charles Schultz

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Some of my favorite holiday traditions:

Giving. I put money in every single Salvation Army bucket I see. I love donating blankets for homeless people. And I feel extra generous with tipping people in the service industry.

My Blog. I cherish doing my 12-day blogging event each year during the Holidays.

The Music. From Handels Messiah to contemporary songs like Mariah Carey’s,  All I Want for Christmas is You, my favorite tradition is the music. My Sirius XM satellite radio is set on the holiday channels. I also like the classics. My favorite song is O Holy Night loving (Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Josh Groban’s versions). And also Luciano Pavoratti and Placido Domingo’s duo of this song always brings out a few tears. Pretty much everyone loves the movie and song, White Christmas.  The songs take me back to memories of caroling with my parents and attending Christmas programs throughout the years.

Church Services. My favorite is the candlelight service on Christmas Eve when the lights are dimmed, everyone is holding a candle and we all sing Silent Night acapella together.

Christmas Lights. For the past couple of years we have enjoyed the lights at the Blossom of Lights at Denver Botanical Gardens on York Street (see pic below). We also love driving through neighborhoods and enjoying the lights.

The Tree. I put up several different size trees in my home.

The Stockings. Filling stockings with fun items is a joy. Christmas chocolate, cologne, jewelry, socks, hats, gift cards, are some things that may find their way into a stocking.

The Food. Homemade Christmas cookies are the best. Sugar cookies with frosting, rum balls, peanut butter balls, and fudge are a few yummy ones. Christmas Eve, we make appetizers, soup, and desserts. Christmas day morning- breakfast burritos, mimosas, and cinnamon rolls, then Christmas dinner is normally ham, asparagus, roasted Brussel sprouts, potatoes, with pecan pie for dessert. However, this year, I am cooking a roast instead. We enjoy delicious wine with dinner and host between 8 and 12 people.

The Drinks. Tom and Jerry’s. It is a batter that is available everywhere in northern MN and WI, but almost impossible to find in Colorado. It has to be special ordered. The recipe I like is half shot of rum, a half shot of brandy, a cup of hot water and a large spoonful of Tom and Jerry Batter. Don’t stir, leave the batter on top and then sprinkle with nutmeg. Sip the drink through the batter which becomes foamy when it touches the hot water.

Shopping and Wrapping. I love picking out gifts for people and I shop the stores as well as online. My kiddos love  American Eagle, the Gap, Dick’s Sporting goods. Kohls and Amazon are shopping favorites, too, because there is something for everyone. Another tradition is shopping small business. I like supporting local small business. Some years I love wrapping presents and create an elaborate theme. Other years, wrapping feels exhausting and I just get gift bags or decorated boxes.

Opening presents. We open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest of the gifts on Christmas Day morning. I send presents to my parents, my kids out of state,  and my in-laws.

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another…it’s about kindness.” Carrie Fisher

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If you enjoyed this article, you will really appreciate this article on emotional intelligence during the holidays.

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What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event is over on Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

I would love to hear about your traditions. Please share your comments.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, Ph.D.

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Coach, Trainer, and Author,  Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, Ph.D. is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Topic: How to Create a Vision Board

We are visual people. When you make your goals and dreams come alive with images, your mind loves it. When you “see” it, you tend to believe it. When you believe it, you achieve it. Using the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day to create a vision board, will help you start your new year with passion and excitement. I even created a class to help you. Check out this free vision board class. No opt-in required. Just click to listen. 

Steps to creating a vision board.

  • Planning. When you set your goals for your life, you will know what you want to include on your vision board. (Use this planning sheet to give you structure). You also will love this article on effective planning.
  • Color. Put thought into the color of your poster board. Yellow/Gold, Red, and Green are great prosperity. White is also very clean and open. You can also research the meaning of colors to help you choose.
  • Style. Though most people choose a poster board, you could create a digital board using Canva. You could also choose to use a bulletin board, a photo book, or a Pinterest secret board.
  • Freedom. Your vision board is deeply personal. Make sure you choose images and words that are meaningful to you and important to you. You are free to dream your biggest dreams when you create your vision board.
  • Your one word, What word is the essence of what you want to accomplish in 2019. For example, people have used words like trust, manifest, wealth, expansion, health, love, etc.
  • Plan for what you really want
  • Plan for all areas of your life
  • Plan for the new habits you want.
  • Pillars. A pillar is the main area of your life. You will want to include all of your pillars on your board.
  • Gather supplies. When you are ready, gather your supplies. Your board, images (magazine, digital, photos, etc), glue, tape, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils and more?
  • Just start. You don’t have to create your board in one sitting. You may want to have a vision board party and create yours with friends or colleagues. This is also a terrific family activity.
  • Keep it private. Keep your board in a place where you will see it frequently. Your goals should be held close. If you are in a close group like a mastermind or other professional group, feel free to share your board in this environment. Let others see you achieve your goals.

Journal Prompt – What are my pillars?

  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Spirit
  • Mind
  • Biz/Career
  • Personal Life: Your Money, Your Home, Your Hobbies, Etc.
  • Contribution/Legacy

Journal Prompt: What new habits do I want to instill this year?

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What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event is over on Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Sheri Kaye Hoff sherikayehoff.com

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff. is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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It’s Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas Topic: Affirmations for Success, Prosperity, and Abundance

Affirmations are statements that help shift your thoughts to a higher level and help increase your point of attraction. These are some of my favorite prosperity affirmations.

Read these affirmations to yourself silently or aloud- You can even record them to listen back when you are in your car. You also can increase your energetic shift by using tapping technique when you say them:

50 Affirmations on Prosperity 
  1. I now receive all of my good.
  2. I am open to receive, now.
  3. I am now open to my good coming to me as a divine surprise.
  4. The Universe has the “way”- I come up with the “what”.
  5. Abundance is all around me all of the time.
  6. I open my heart and mind to see abundance.
  7. I now appreciate my life.
  8. I appreciate my rich blessings from the Universe.
  9. I appreciate everyone around me.
  10. I see everyone as worthy to be blessed and prospered.
  11. I bless and prosper everyone.
  12. I have the courage to see my dreams.
  13. I now have the skills, knowledge, and resources to achieve my dreams.
  14. I am living the life of my dreams.
  15. Money is a blessing.
  16. I am a terrific money manager.
  17. Money comes to me easily, often, and from many channels.
  18. I choose the best.
  19. Money is divine substance.
  20. I am a genius when it comes to managing my money.
  21. Every time I give…I receive.
  22. I give generously.
  23. I now pay all of my bills with joy and love.
  24. I think big.
  25. I am now capable of greatness.
  26. My heart sings with joy.
  27. Everything is always working out for me.
  28. My plans work out.
  29. I easily attract great opportunities, now.
  30. The right people come into my life.
  31. The people in my life are now supportive.
  32. I have time for the important people in my life.
  33. My time spent with others is now filled with fun and laughter.
  34. I act when the path is revealed.
  35. I confidently speak my truth.
  36. I easily discern my life’s purpose.
  37. I am committed to the purpose of my life.
  38. I am aligned with my purpose.
  39. I am energized and refreshed by my purpose.
  40. Passionate work energizes me.
  41. I am now passionate about life and my work.
  42. I easily make the best choices for me and the highest good.
  43. I feel prosperous every moment of every day.
  44. I take excellent care of my body.
  45. I make time for fun.
  46. Being organized in every aspect of my life comes easily and naturally to me.
  47. I am on time and have perfect timing in my life.
  48. I now release all limiting beliefs including those beneath the surface of my consciousness.
  49. I prosper and thrive, now.
  50. Prosperity is a beautiful gift that I lovingly receive, now.
For even more affirmations- here is an audio of  90 affirmations from my living joyfully podcast

I would love to hear your favorites. Please share them in the comments section.

What is the 12 Days of Christmas Event?

Happy 12 days of Christmas! It’s that time of year on my blog where I post every day for 12 days with inspiration, motivation, blessings, and strategies for you as you live each day of your amazing life and as you create your own unique path to success.  Each day, I will also have a special offer, a freebie, or a quick audio.

Please join my free facebook group and comment on each day’s blog.

You can comment on the facebook group and/or the blog. Every time you comment or share the day’s blog on social media your name will go into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card (up to ten entries per person per day). The drawing will be held after the 12-day event is over on Dec 26. In order to keep track of social media shares, please post in the facebook group where and how many comments/shares you have each day.

In Happiness,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff

Sheri Kaye Hoff sherikayehoff.com

Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff. is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community.

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