#23 Episode "Name the Day! - Make Doing Chores Easier for Home & Office

 
Today’s episode is for Melissa and for all of the other “go-getters” out there!
 

Melissa is a soccer mom who helps a soccer organization in her community. But beyond her volunteer time in her community Melissa also takes care of her family, and helps her elderly parents. She home schools her children and manages her house. Melissa is like you and I - she is a “go-getter” - but even Melissa can become overwhelmed with home and office projects

I want to encourage Melissa and all of us that we can enjoy life while getting things done when we do not try to do it “ALL” at once. When we trade in B I G plate portion projects for “bite-sized” productivity we can make our “ALL” “small” which helps us to bENCOURAGEd Today!

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite Make Your ALL Small - “bite-sized” tips...Name the Day! - But before I begin let’s define what a Chore is.

~ Chores...

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#21 Episode: "Do These FIVE Things to Finish What You Start" with Download

 
Starting something new is exciting - whether it be a new year, new job, new project, or a new habit. But new becomes old very quickly if we do not refresh ourselves throughout the process.

As Christians, this must involve us seeking God while applying practical disciplines that will help us finish what we begin. One of my favorite Scriptures encourages us to finish what we start...

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”

~ 2 Cor. 8:11-12 NIV

HOW do we make sure that we “Now finish the work” that we have begun?

Let me encourage you to Do These 5 Things to Finish What You Start…

1.) Eliminate Distractions - make what used to be a distraction, a reward
2.) Focus on a Few - simplify by only working on a few habits or projects at a time
3.) No...
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#20 Episode "Why Meeting with Yourself is My #1 Productivity Tip" with Download

 
 
Are you ready for a fresh start; a clean slate; a new beginning?
There is no better time than right now to fulfill the plans that God has for you.
But you might be thinking -
"Amber, I am ready, but I do not know where to begin."
OR
"Amber, I am concerned that I will begin something, but not finish it."
Well, either way - bENCOURAGEd Today!
Because today I am sharing with you about my #1 Productivity Tip!!
I call it Review Preview - and it is all about meeting with yourself with God so that you can begin to fulfill the plans that God has for you!

Why is meeting with yourself my #1 Productivity Tip?
Here are 3 reasons...

1. Because someone needs you - to fuflfill the plans that God has for you because it will help her/him fulfill the plans God has for her/him too! - You are someone's inspiration!!!

2. Because setting goals do not fulfill goals - Just like setting a tea cup next to a tea pot does not make your tea for you. You must have regular accountabililty to fulfill your goals...
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#17 Episode: "Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-given Dream!" with FREE Downloads

 
As Christians we want to fulfill the plans that God has for us - right?
Then what prevents us from jumping into those plans?

I have learned how to…
Break Through 5 Obstacles to Fulfill a God-Given Dream. 

Today let’s knock down these obstacles one by one so you can get those God-given dreams off of the ground!!!

1. Doubt/Fear - “F.E.A.R” - False Evidence Appearing Real - When doubt comes do these 3 things -
1.) Speak words of faith
2.) Remind yourself that EVERYONE experiences regular doubts
3.) Take Action on something towards fulfilling that dream

2. Time - Learn to Prioritize your time so you will Prioritize your Passion!

3. Energy - Eating right, sleeping well, and life balance gives you energy to keep moving forward

4. Money - repurpose what you have until you can purchase what you want

5. Approach - Knowing what your next step helps you...

1.) Track - like a train - no matter what is going on around you will keep moving forward
2.) Traverse - when...
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#15 "Develop These 6 Abilities to Launch Any Project" - includes DOWNLOADS

I have a question for you?
Are you WILLING to launch into that "Passion Project"?
You know that book that you always have wanted to write or that business that you have always wanted to launch or that room that you have wanted to renovate or something even more amazing?
 
Now I said the word WILLING because - here is me talking very straight with you - what I am going to share today is only for those Christians who are WILLING to pursue a Passion Project (or God-given dream)
I cannot, nor will I, tell you what that Passion Project is for you - check out Episode #13 & #14 (LINKS BELOW) to help you identify it along with a Passion Project resource that I will share at the end of this episode.

During the time I am recording this episode we are coming up on a New Year and coming off of a very challenging year. But whenever you are listening to this - there is no better time than NOW to develop abilities to launch into any project!

In this episode I share...
~ How abilities differ...
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#14 Episode: "How to Pinpoint a Passion Project" with FREE Download

Are you passionate?
Let me tell you, I am super passionate about today’s topic, because no matter how much passion you have or I have without direction we will not fulfill the plans that God has for us.
BUT with passion moving forward in the right direction - oh my goodness...
Christians, you will be unstoppable to fulfill the plans God has for you!
So let’s get into today’s topic…

How to Pinpoint a Passion Project?

1. Identify Your Strengths - Checkout Episode #13 “3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!” (Link Below)
2. Funnel those Strengths to ONE Passion Project (or God-given dream)

How do you FUNNEL those strengths ?

Let’s talk about what we know to be true -

~ God gives us gifts and talents
~ God gives us abilities "Means" 2 Corinthians 8:11-12
Today let's go over the ability...

FORWARD THINKING...ask yourself:
"What is the dream and what is the point of that dream (or Passion Project) ? "
Answer this question with 3 Rs...
Respect - Ask God for help to...

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#13 Episode: "3 Steps to Get You Stirred Up!" with NEW Download

 

 

This podcast is a little different today - Normally, I follow a production clipboard - I sit down each month and plan out all the podcasts for several weeks - which helps me schedule recordings in advance, so that I can produce resources and balance my workload - But as today got closer I kept pausing that production schedule - because I wanted to share some timely encouragement.

  • Address election challenges, feeling discouraged, or really just frozen
  • You did what you could - now focus on your house - the plans God has for you

So what CAN you do to bENCOURAGEd to fulfill the plans God has for you?
Here are...

3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!...

  1. Get around an encouraging environment - You just heard about my bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Facebook Group - no longer open, BUT Come check out my NEW Membership Group for all things planning! >> The Go Getters Club!!!
  2. Identify your Strengths
    What do people like about you? - Ask and make a list of 5 character strengths
    What are...
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