Don’t let excuses get in the way of your goals

In our pursuit to reexamine our 2016 goals, we see many of the choices we have made and we use excuses to get around it.   Goals are easy to set, and easy to meet with excuses, instead of actions.  However, if you take small steps toward your goals each day, you’ll actually find those small steps easier than making a new excuse or trying to live through the excuse you already made.

Excuses are never a positive thing. We simply need to get out of our own way to be able to move forward.

Focus on the goals, not the excuses!

–LL

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Goals updates 2016 #35 LL

This week I only have about 4 days to get everything in! I’ll be out of town for the weekend teaching a Pilates training. There is much to do this week. As I mentioned it is the final quarter. I have to be on my game if I want to get it all done.

I started using the Spark Journal to help me take a look at my major goals over a 30 day period and break it down by week. Here’s what is on this weeks agenda:

I’ve got 1 month before I assess for my final module of “the work” at Vintage Pilates. This one is so tough for me. I have to do my practice for it EVERY DAY!

Profitable Pilates business courses and book promoting. I already scheduled all the social for courses, my book and my retreats. This way I don’t have to think about it. My Cambodia retreat only has 6 spaces left. Maui is starting to get sign ups and UK announce and sold spots already. These plates are spinning fast. I cannot wait to travel and teach. Want to join me?

My stomach is ok for those wondering. It’s still a 2016 goal but not a focus of September. I went to my Ayurvedic doctor yesterday. Received new herbs and seem to be doing better again. The issue is getting better but it sort of mutates. It’s trying so hard to survive. Haha sounds like it’s an alien. Hmm, maybe it is?!?!?

Back to business! I have to write at least 2 or 3 courses to film by end of the month. Has to happen. Plus, I have to write a few courses to film when I go to Pilates Anytime. So, I better get going! Much to do. Have you looked at the month ahead yet? Sometimes it can be overwhelming to plan that far out but it can also be a great way to feel in control of what might feel like a whirlwind!

xx~LL

 

 

Goals updates 2016 #34 Clare

I love the fall!  But I feel so overwhelmed!  LL and I had a discussion about our goals and where we are in our journey this year.  I feel like I’ve done pretty well in some areas and not so well in others.

Fall always seems like we’re turning the corner to the end of the year, but it also feels like a fresh start.  So I’m revising my goals.  Maybe one of the reasons I’ve not been successful is that I didn’t quite know what I wanted, and made the wrong goal.  Maybe one of the reasons I’ve had trouble keeping up with my goals is that I’m now bored with the daily steps, or I’ve hit a ceiling.  So 2016 goals revised:

  1. Fitness-This one  I’m keeping exact–keep up with a small exercise daily–I’m sticking with sun saluations.
  2. Finances-This one I keep avoiding.  So I’m going to put it on hold for now and see what my goal really is.
  3. Organization–I’ve cleaned out my closet to a good extent… but I’ve also seemed to fill up the empty spaces.  Maybe I need to shop less!
  4. Book–I’m not sure why this one isn’t working.  Its a big step next: publishing.  I don’t know why I’m scared.  I’m still waiting for help… but I think I need to start asking for help again.
  5. Agent-I’m in a show and reaching out to many about it.  I’m going to focus on going to lots of auditions for the fall.  Getting good work will get me an agent!

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for green plants!  They make the world a cooler place–literally and figuratively!  Look around you today, look at all the greenery–or look at your lack of greenery… maybe you need to adopt a plant!

We are thankful for seasons–LL in LA doesn’t get them as much as she used to when she lived in NoCal… and Clare misses the steady summer of Cali, but LOVES watching the leaves change.  We hope that where ever you are, you are embracing the change, or the steadyness of the seasons and your life.

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Revisit your 2016 goals–avoid perfection!

As the summer turns the corner into fall, we all tend to reflect. At the beginning of summer we just want to get out and play, and then the middle of summer we just want it to either slow down so we have more time, or speed up so we can get out of the heat!  But when the air starts to crisp, and we start to settle in for the cooler months ahead, we look back and wonder if we were as successful in this year as we wanted to be.  Its like a second new year, as we look forward into fall and winter.

2016 has been a year of goal examination here at Live ClareLesley–as we have tried to keep up with our goals and keep you informed.  As we hit an unofficial new year, we would love for you to examine what your goals were this year, and if you’ve completed them with ease, or if you’ve yet to finish what you started!

This inward focus on your goals is meant to be a positive reflection–there is always time to start again, or refocus if you weren’t getting the results you originally desired.  Remember that Perfection is a continually receeding line, like the horizon, and you can only be who you are!  Here is a reminder on how to kick the perfection focus and kick yourself back into your 2016 goals!

–Clare

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Goals updates 2016 #34 LL

We are in the final quarter of 2016! Holy sh*t! I feel like we just started sharing our progress.

This past week I got super honest about the frustrations I was having. I know I usually am brightside up so how could I have frustrations…well we all do. When I hear myself repeat a complaint a few times I make time to review the complaint.

I have been struggling to find time to film my courses for my site. I wanted to do 2-4 a month. I haven’t had time to do any all Summer. There has been a lot of positive things happening so it’s not the end of the world. But, these courses are essential to my business. So, it’s time to double down. It’s time to remove the complaint.

For this last quarter I am:

Writing/Filming 6 courses

Taking 3 Trips with my Hubby

Launching my Retreats

Saying Goodbye to one of my spinning plates

In order to do some of these my Hubby and I decided it was time to hire a dog walker and increase our housekeepers visits. We are going to try this out for the last quarter of this year and see if it is something that helps or not. If it helps it stays if it doesn’t then we go back to how things are and try something else.

Keeping the plates spinning and lighting some fires! Have a great week my dears.

xx~LL

Goals Blog #33–Clare

It’s a funny thing to miss something. I didn’t do sun salutations. And I stopped drinking my lemon water. My body kind of hates me right now. So I started it all up again this morning. 

It’s a funny thing–I generally like to put off starting or restarting things for Monday’s. Beginning of the week always seems like the best time. But why?  I’m restarting on a Friday. I’m going to try to do one thing toward all of my goals today. Maybe baby steps will help. 

Thankful Thursday

Each week we encourage you to tune in, join the discussion and pass on your own thankful thoughts!


We are thankful for modern medicine because it is nice to be able to walk into a store and get a cure for what ails you.

We are thankful for western medicine because it is nice to strengthen your body so you can realize that the modern medicine is only in case of serious emergency!  Fall is coming–get your body ready!

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