Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Finding Passion

I know that I have written about it before, but one thing that I wish for everyone, is happiness.  Self-fullfilled happiness.  I can't say that I was an unhappy person before I met my husband; I had a great teaching job, a college degree, was working on my Master's, owned a dog [Sadie lady] my own home, had a fantastic circle of friends who stuck by my side through some rocky times, and a supportive and loving family.

Even with all of that, and then meeting the man of my dreams, I still look back and just wasn't as happy or as grateful as I could or should have been.


I needed to work on myself.  Something that we don't teach in schools. Something that should be learned early on; I always considered myself a lifelong learner, but what I didn't know was what I should be learning.  I was afraid of any "self help" books because that sounds weird. No one wants to be helped.  People love to help each other, but the wording itself frightened me and I now know it frightens others.

Joe first gave me the 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself CDs shortly after we met.  You see, he had done a lot, and I mean A LOT of work on himself.  He may not have gone to college, but this man should have a degree in LIFE.  He dedicated his time to fueling his mind with tons of knowledge; before The Secret was even close to being released, he could have written it himself.  I'm not saying this to brag about him, {although I totally would because he really deserves the recognition he will never give himself} but he shared with me his own personal developments.  He was sweet enough to start opening those doors of self-improvement and self-love.  I've always been so very hard on myself, and still am, but one thing is for sure, each week I strive to better myself by simply tuning into to a You-tube audio version of How to Win Friends and Influence People or Power of Positive Thinking.


I pick up a book if I can and read a chapter or two of something worthy; The Traveler's Gift is a must read for everyone.

I don't say any of this to come off like we are better than everyone; I am not being boastful; I say it because everyone who is breathing is more than capable of being successful.  However, it all starts from within.  And just like anything you cannot just read one book or do one thing.

Dr. Wayne Dyer is one of my favorites and I remember him saying, "Don't die with the music still inside you."  Whatever you are passionate about, you must find a way to let that creativity out!  While I absolutely love love love staying home with Brooke and cooking all day for my loves, I won't lie; encouraging others to better their health and find financial freedom has tapped into a part of my soul that I don't think even teaching English could.

The sayings are true; the more you serve others, the more fulfilled you become.  My journey with AdvoCare is so unique to me and so special; it's funny how all of a sudden you turn a corner and it's not about you any more.  It's not about the number on my scale; it's not about my pants being too big and me needing to go buy new ones….it's so much more than that and I know that I am still only in the beginning stages of it all.

I want everyone to feel as full of life, in every way possible, as I feel each day.  I'm not saying I'm perfect.  I am not saying I don't have my doubts, fears, worries, or bad days.  But overall, for the most part, I am truly happy.  My cup of bliss runneth over!!

And I think back to my first few dates with Joe and I wish I had just jumped on this self-awareness & success bandwagon 6 years ago.  But that is not how life works.  Just as there is no diet pill.  There is no magic potion to drink and get a 6 pack.   There is nothing other than time, hard work and dedication.  If you just never quit at whatever it is that you're doing,




It may not happen after reading or listening to one book.  It may be after 20.  Maybe it's after you have tried several different activities, but once you find what you're passionate about, once you've searched long enough, I promise you, it will all be worth it.

Turn off the TV.  {OK, watch Scandal but that's! haha}

Put down the iPhone {guilty}

Pick up a book.

Listen to an audio recording.

You will hear something or read something that will click; it will resonate and change you.  And you'll come back for more, trust me.  I know.

So yes, AdvoCare does have a bunch of {amazing} vitamins, but it is so much more than that.  Leadership, honesty, integrity, teaching people how to still be people and not just humans texting or e-mailing from behind screens.

Go against the grain and put yourself out there.

I did and I will forever be grateful for that initial phone call with Nikki and Danielle.  Because as a result?  I finally understood what my husband was trying to teach me all those years ago.  Because of them taking time out of their day, I am in a MUCH better place today.

I can only hope to change as many lives as possible, as successfully as they have helped me change mine.

As much as no one wants to hear they need to be helped, all of us in some way, need a little helping of our own.


  1. This is all so true and I need to remember this. I will put these books on my list to read :) Thanks! I am a new follower and I just got back into the blogging world. I have a three year old daughter and am from Michigan! I just requested to follow your twitter and instagram profiles.

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  2. You are such an inspiration to me. I love that you work harder on yourself than anything else, and do many people get to benefit from that overflow. Seriously, couldn't be more proud to be doing life with you. And can't wait to meet Joe!!
    What's your favorite book so far?

  3. P.S. Isn't it so incredibly rewarding and fulfilling??

  4. I should look within my self more.... great post ..

  5. OMG...just scanning through different blogs and found your post. GAME CHANGER! Thanks sooo much :) The ironic thing is that my pastor was just saying something very similar last Sunday, and I don't even know if you are a Christian but the Lord def used you to help me tonight! God Bless :)

  6. BTW my name is Amber but for some reason my hubby's name was published with my comment. I am really enjoying your blog. You have a new


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