Hope Wissel

We Are Enough!

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou

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Over the last few weeks, I have been stomping on some inner gremlins – the ones that I thought were long gone .  Being over-tired from working too many hours, health issues and being stuck on my weight loss journey AGAIN caused those gremlins to chatter.  They started to tell me how I should look and where I should be in my business. Yup, when they start chattering they jump all over to see what buttons they can push.   They started to tell me that I would be happier if I was thinner, prettier, more successful – you know the list, right?

The truth is that am enough. And if someone else doesn’t see my worth, it’s okay. I am enough! 

My WOOHOO Wednesday posts are inspired by an amazing Abundance Coach, Eryka Peskin. She has helped me to see my worth.  She has helped me to find the beauty on the inside of me, instead of the just the beauty that is reflected in a mirror.

The truth is that losing five pounds or getting to my goal weight won’t make me any happier.  I have stopped identifying my physical appearance with my self-worth. I am not my weight, or my jean size. I am enough. I am me.

Are you wondering how an ABUNDANCE Coach helped me to crush those gremlins and change my thinking?  She showed me how to CELEBRATE all aspects of my life.  Today, we are going to CELEBRATE our body and the beauty of it. WOW!  Those groans are really LOUD!

Your body has allowed you to do amazing things. It provides the housing for our mind and our spirit, and its intricacies and functions are astoundingly amazing. No, I have NOT lost my mind. I totally get that you struggle with finding something that you LOVE about your body.  Every time this exercise comes up, I cringe too BUT each time it gets a little easier.

Here’s a few:

  • I celebrate my beautiful brown eyes that allow me to see the beauty of the world and the changing of the season.
  • I celebrate my wonderful curly hair that I am embracing to let the creative and natural aspects of my personality blossom.  It lets me shine without conforming to the world’s idea that “straight hair” is the best look for professional women.
  • I celebrate the aches and pains that I have developed that remind me to take care of myself by eating healthier and resting.  I love that these aches and pains are helping me to take better care of myself.

We have so much to give, and we are perfect just the way we are.  Others may criticize and judge;  let them.  I want you to know that you are amazing and perfect just the way you are. Criticize yourself less, love yourself more, and you will be happier.

Now, I challenge you to do the same thing.  CELEBRATE your body.  Here is how I was shown to CELEBRATE:

Celebrations 1 & 2: 
Let the first two be celebrations of your magnificent body.  It can be things your body enables you to do, parts of your body you love–whatever brings you joy about your body, celebrate that!  (And I KNOW we can ALLLLLLL come up with two!  So do it!)

Celebration 3: If you have pain or illness, celebrate the pain/illness (<—I know this is so, so, SO hard)!

You may think it is ridiculous, but we spend so much time looking in the mirror criticizing than celebrating ourselves. See what a difference it makes when you start CELEBRATING instead of listening to the chatter of those inner gremlins.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

A Christmas Gift

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Today’s blog is a reprint from Valorie Burton.

This week, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. If you’re not careful, it can be easy to miss that fact in the midst of all the shopping, parties and gift giving. But we can’t miss it. And we can’t miss the many gifts He gave to us during the 33 years He purposefully walked the earth. His mission statement can be found in John 10:10: “I have come that they might have life, and life more abundantly.” So, in celebration of CHRISTmas, rather than sharing my own words of inspiration. I’d like to share some words of wisdom from the greatest life coach ever – words that came directly from the mouth of Jesus himself – words that can help you get unstuck and be unstoppable, if you follow them. Enjoy .. and Merry Christmas!

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1. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

The tragic shootings recently are a somber reminder of the darkness that exists in our world. We must not forget that each of us can be a light. Now, more than ever, the world needs your light to shine – through the love you show and the gifts you share. Don’t hide your light . Don’t miss the opportunity to be a blessing. This Christmas, be less concerned about what you get and more concerned about what you give. Let your light shine. When you love others, they get a glimpse of God.

2. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Few things make it harder to get unstuck and be unstoppable than exhaustion. If you are worn out or becoming burned out, maybe you need some rest. You can become burned out chasing goals. In fact, research shows that we deplete our energy while reaching a goal. It is important to replenish that energy before moving on to the next goal. But when you shift into overdrive, racing from one achievement to the next, it is often fear that drives you. Stop. Rest. Worship. Let God refill your tank.

3. “If you have faith and do not doubt … you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive what you ask for in prayer.” – Matthew 21:21-22

Fear is the obstacle that gets us stuck. Faith is the antidote. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). You have to believe it before you see it – that’s the key to getting unstuck. Have a vision for where you are going – and believe so strong in it that you move towards it even though you can only see the vision in your imagination. That’s how you bring your vision to fruition. You must believe and not doubt. As we move into a new year, what hope do you need to rekindle? Ask for it in prayer. Believe and don’t doubt. If you do, you will take action in synch with divine orchestration and see your vision come to life.

At the end of each blog, Valerie issues a challenge with a journaling assignment.  I LOVE this assignment

What will you do this Christmas to let your light shine? What burden do you need to surrender to God? What have you asked for in prayer, but doubted you will receive? What will you do to strengthen your belief that you can receive it?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

A Gift Giving Solution

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Can you believe that is just 18 days it will be Christmas?  YIKES!  How many of  you have all of your shopping done?  Is your house all decorated and ready to receive guests?

I have to admit that my tree is not up yet!  It is on my list to do but I vowed not to rush through it this year.  You know the “I have to do this so let’s get it done”.  I want to treasure the memories of each ornament as I get ready for the girls to come home for Christmas.

With that being said, we will be doing a lot of running around during the 6 days they are here.  Family and friends to visit with.  Shopping to finish up.  Grocery shopping to do.  Then the trek to my best friend’s house for Christmas Eve.  The one bag that will be with me through ALL of this is my Thirty One large utility tote.  Okay, so maybe I will have more than one…

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Not only will I look organized but it makes packing the car so much easier.  I know you are probably thinking, my large utility tote doesn’t stand up like that unless it is packed full, right?

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The secret is a “Stand Tall Insert“.  No, you can’t find them in the catalog.  They are on special this month for $15 with a $35 purchase.  So, if you buy a large utility tote for $35, you can get the insert for $15.  PLUS you can pick TWO, yes I said TWO more of the customer specials for a total of THREE with a $35 purchase.  No, I haven’t been sipping wine already this morning, it is the BEST monthly customer special yet!

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So whether you need a large utility tote for the athlete in your family

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Or maybe you are a realtor that recently sold a home or know someone who is moving into a new home:

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Or maybe you want to help someone be prepared for whatever storm may come their way

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The Large Utility Tote is a perfect solution.  Remember that if you want to be guaranteed Christmas delivery, be sure to order by December 10th.  Save on wrapping, packing and trips to the post office by having your gift shipped direct to that special someone.  Their Thirty One gift will arrive in our special holiday wrapping:

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What is your favorite use for your large utility tote?  Or who do you know that could use one of these?  Share your thoughts with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

Hope Wissel

Happy Fix®

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WOOHOO! It is Friday so let’s get our Happy Fix on!

I met Stacy from Happy Fix (yes it is really an AWESOME company) during a recent virtual workshop.  I loved the concept of her company along with their products.  Here is her story:

“I need a Happy Fix®!” You may have heard or even said this at some point in your life. So what exactly is a Happy Fix? A formal definition doesn’t exist. Why? A Happy Fix is something personal. It varies according to who you are.

To me, Happy Fix is my Happy Fix. I started this company to make the world a better place. Idealistic? Yes. But I am here and passionate about helping people make changes, temporary or permanent, to make their lives better.

Some of us live in a good place. We are generally optimistic. We see the good in people, events and things that surround us. For us a Happy Fix is something that makes a good life even better. Who doesn’t love that first cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine with good friends? It may be pulling yourself out of a cruddy moment by throwing on a favorite t-shirt and going for a run. Maybe it’s buying a gift or sending a card to someone who needs a Happy Fix.

For others, life is tough. We get that. Bad things happen to good people. You didn’t win the family lottery. You work in a job that’s not what you love. It’s okay. A Happy Fix for you may require hard work and permanent changes to your life. You may be looking at a new career. You may need to find ways to meet people. We are here to support that and to let you know that you can do this.

I am a product of this philosophy. Happy Fix evolved from a desire to be in control of my own destiny and do something positive in people’s lives. I wanted to actively do something to help people embrace the good that exists in the world and to share that with others. Those who spread Happy Fix are our loyal Happbassadors, our community members who feel as passionately as we do about making the world a better place. We would love for you to join us!

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Hit the reset button on happiness with Happy Fix®.  Their mission is to help you get your Happy Fix. Our products, social media, and events inspire people to use positive thinking and focused action to live the happiest life possible because Happy Feels Good™!

I know, it’s a great catch phrase, but don’t take our word for it: experts at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, and the Mayo Clinic correlate happiness to better health, with data showing that positive mood and optimism are linked to better health and well-being.

So check out their website and get your Happy Fix!  

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!