After spending almost five days up with family for the holiday, it is time to get back to work! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Catching up can seem annoying and overwhelming. My advice when in these instances is to think about how I’ll feel once it is all over. I will feel freaking awesome when the list is all caught up.
Personal: I’m launching a new blog chronicling my stomach adventures and food recipes. It will be therapeutic and fun. This week I’ve got to get three blogs ready to post. Stay tuned!
Health: I’m trying to survive one more week before a new doctors appointment. I’ll be combining a Low Fodmap diet with a no gluten, grain or dairy diet. Yes, there is still plenty of good food to eat.
Financial: It’s my final four weeks of teaching for the year. I’m readying up my accounts to send off to my CPA and zeroing out any bills I have. Getting ready to start 2017 off nice and fresh.
Business: I’ve got a couple of programs I am launching for 2017, three retreats already planned and getting my clients set up before the holidays.
I had an amazing four days chilling with my family and dogs! It is so important to take the time just to do nothing. I’m pretty freaking grateful.
I have to say I love a good “fall back”! If you are stateside then you just went through the ‘gain and hour’ time change. If we have to do it, it is the best one! I took advantage of it. I slept 11 hours on Friday night and then totally slept in way past my normal Sunday wake up to get another 9 hours. I’ve decided that come 2017 I will make sleeping a major goal for each day. I know, we are not even done with 2016 and here I am again talking about 2017.
But, I think that’s what the end of the year can be good for. Finishing up projects and making notes for the future ones. Not everything can be done today, nor should it be.
Personal: This week I will be completing my final module of “The Work”. I am excited to learn more but sad that this will mean the end of the workshops. However, the beauty of learning is that it never stops!
Business: I working on the details of a project I want to launch for 2017, finalizing the next date for my Pilates Day Retreats and getting ready to finalize the plans for my Cambodia Pilates retreat!
Health: I had a major stomach set back when trying out Marinara sauce. However, it only took about 2 days to recover. This week I feel will be much better!
Financial: Lots of money going out to continue growing my business. But, bills mean business! I’m also happy to say my hubby and I are on track to be debt free fairly soon! woot-woot!
Holy Freaking COW! There are only 10 more weeks left in 2016….Thank goodness 2017 is available. I’m going to need it.
I just reviewed my goals for 2016. There are some I have decided to bump to 2017 because I just couldn’t fit them in. Not that I didn’t make time. I didn’t have the time. As you know this past month I made some room for more. These are the things that I am looking into checking out with this new “room” I have:
- Improve class
- Read more books
- Speaking appearances
- Camping trips
This week I am tying off a few projects and chewing on a few new ones to launch in 2017
Health: continuing to work on this new herb regimen and focus on stress less to help my stomach heal
Financial: paying off some big retreat bills and looking at 2017 needs
Personal: having more brunch with friends and date nights with my husband
Business: lots of follow ups since I just spent a week in a Pilate world hanging with fellow teachers, presenters and friends.
Is there a goal you still want to work on that will carry over to 2017?
I know I have said it before but I love writing my updates each week. Sharing with you what I’m working on keeps me focused, on track but also allows me to be flexible in my approach to my journey. All of you have been so supportive along that way that it helps me to be honest with you and myself about where I am with my goals.
This week I am headed to the annual PMA conference. It is a Pilates Instructor gathering that I have been attending since 2009. It’s like a reunion for Pilates instructors. I get to hang out with some of my dearest friends. This years meeting has some key moments of celebration for some of the things I have been working towards.
- I wanted to live this year with a fierce and fabulous filter. I’m doing a lip sync battle on Friday. Something I would never have done before.
- I’m shooting for an article for a 2017 issue of Pilates Style. This has been a dream of mine since I became an instructor in 2008.
- A big announcement Friday that is in line with my goal of becoming more involved than I already am in the Pilates community.
- Spending more time IRL with friends.
Some more updates:
Financial: I got my numbers to my financial adviser. I also got honest with her about where I want my money to be invested and what’s most important today. I know I should be saving for my retirement but developing my businesses needs to be priority.
Health: I have released myself of a lot of stress in the last two weeks. Not that my job was stressful but I was carrying stress trying to do everything all at once with all of my efforts. I didn’t want to let anyone down. Now that I have let go of some of the plates I was spinning I am able to catch stress as it’s happening and release it. My stomach isn’t perfect but the less stress is helping.
Personal: I’ve been spending more time with my dogs and friends this last week and that has been incredible. I’m about to go on a hike as I write this. My yoga and Pilates practice all year have been so strong and consistent. I am super thankful LA has the weather it has so that I can make up for lost hikes!
Business: I’ve been focusing more on interacting with studios, magazines and instructors all over the world. 2017 is going to be a big travel year. That’s what I am manifesting anyways. But, one can manifest all day and nothing can happen. It’s about connecting and doing things today that will produce the travel of tomorrow!
I hope you have an amazing week xx~LL
This week is my first real week out working just for myself. It’s still a transition. I am focusing on eliminating projects that no longer are in line with my purpose. Reconnecting with friends that I have wanted to have coffee with but my schedule didn’t allow and gearing up for a big week next week! I’ll be teaching at the annual PMA gathering in Phoenix, AZ!
Business: I’m making sure that Pilatini®Nights and my upcoming UK Retreat are getting out in the eyes of those who need to hear about it!
Financial: I am meeting with my advisor to make sure that with all the new changes I am on track to do the things I want to do when I want to do it!
Health: I’m hoping to get back in with my stomach people. I’m still not where I think I should be. My stomach still is showing that it has not healed yet. I wanted to just give upon this goal last week. I had a few nights of just horrid pain but I don’t want this to be my “normal” so I must continue the course!
Personal: I passed my final module assessment for “The Work”. This was the hardest one for me! I really went for it and it paid off. Now, it’s all about making sure I get stronger as the workshop is just a few weeks away.
Here’s to you and your goals this week! xx~LL
Today my husband Brad and I have been married 1 year!
We shared some of our big events on our blog. Looking back at what has happened in just 365 days was pretty incredible.
This year I have been updating you all on the goals I am working on. I have not really spend much time reflecting on what all I have done in one sitting.
As the final months approach I can tell you I am freaking thrilled with what this year has brought me. I also am excited for all the is yet to come in 2016.
This week I am spending time looking over projects that are still in the works, saying goodbye to things that are no longer serving their purpose.
I’ll be able to share more deets with you all soon. I promise.
In the meantime, my financial goals, business goals and exercise goals are rocking. Stomach is not doing what I wish but all is process.
What are you celebrating today? I’d love to know! xx~LL
I am so excited for this week! Ok, first September and October are jam freaking packed. There is not a day that doesn’t have a important task. But, that’s what I am excited about. It’s too easy to go “wo is me. I’m so busy….blah blah blah.” Honestly, many of my projects are finally taking off. It’s time to buckle up and enjoy the ride. After October I’ll get to see where they all land. Maybe even sooner.
Business: I’ve got a photo shoot this Friday so I have stock images for my profitablepilates.com blog. It’s time to systemize things and this is one of them. Then another shoot on Saturday. This one will be fun. I have been scoping out some awesome locations. Stay tuned to my Profitable Pilates IG account for these babies. I’m also preparing some major workshops to be debuted on PilatesAnytime.com. Stay tuned for next weeks post as I talk more about that goodness.
Fitness: I’ve got one month to get myself ready for my 4th “The Work” module. This one is a tough one for me. It’s hitting some spots that I need to work on within myself (not just fitness wise). But, this week I am committed to working on it every day.
Finances: We decided to go ahead and just purchase the big last purchases of the year. Flights, rental cars etc for all our holiday travels. Now, we know how much we need to pay off by the end of the year. Much easier than it hanging over our head.
The infamous stomach: well, it’s in process.
Oh, one more thing! I am challenging myself to be clear each day on what my purpose is for that day. What outcome do I want. Eye on the prize my dears!
I’m in a show! Waste, Fraud, and Abuse The Musical
I found a copy editor!
I’ve got a date with a friend to clean out my summer wardrobe next week to delete anything I don’t need or didn’t wear or like this season! It will be gone soon!
Ugh… finances are still crap…
I’m back to doing my Sun Salutations every morning. I feel so much better!!
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:
- Fitness-This one I’m keeping exact–keep up with a small exercise daily–I’m sticking with sun saluations.
- Finances-This one I keep avoiding. So I’m going to put it on hold for now and see what my goal really is.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
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!
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