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7 Steps To Achieve Your Ultimate Success






For the past several years, I've been asking the Universe for some down time. The down time I had wasn't nearly enough. As of a couple of months ago, I was a preschool teacher. I was responsible for eight little souls for an entire work day. Not only was I in charge of their early childhood development, but there was also lots of diaper changing involved, lots of tantrums, repeatedly reading books over and over again (let's not forget the voices that go along with it), and let's not forget about the clean-up! Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my job; but by the time I came home and had to deal with my own, things were a bit frustrating for me. When did it end? I think my passion for kids is what drove me bonkers at time. I was that teacher that planned birthday parties, bought extra supplies, cared about every family deeply, and I even had a separate load of laundry on the weekends specifically for my students (for the parents who were just too lazy to wash their own children's sheets), and so forth!

My evenings ran pretty smoothly, being that we all had a schedule to adhere to. My weekends were rather awesome, being that those days were specifically for my family and going places we enjoyed together. I remember cooking and cleaning on Sundays in preparation for our next week and thinking to myself "Why can't life always be this peaceful?" I am that mom who loves laundry (more so the organizing that goes along with it) and who loves to cook. I didn't mind being busy around the house, but working with infants and toddlers all day, on top of trying to stay completely sane for my own was rough. I handled it with grace, but I prayed for the day I could stay home full-time with my own children and that be enough. 

Fast forward to today and I am ecstatic to say I have been blessed with the opportunity to do just that! I found that staying at home full-time brings up some challenges as well. I'm a pretty patient person when it comes to parenting; but when it comes to money and opportunity, I'm always on the fast track! Since settling in and getting comfortable in my new title as a "stay-at-home" mom, I've launched my own line of inspirational coffee mugs and I've launched this blog. I'm also learning more about business as I go along. However, I'm still working on my patience and I've compiled a list that could help other moms (or, people in general) when it comes to reaching your ultimate success, or what it is you truly desire out of life.
While staying home I am wanting to generate enough income online, so that my family and I can travel the world someday. 
  1.  Seek and you shall receive. The first thing I learned on my journey so far is that you have to seek and then you shall receive. If you don't know what exactly what you're searching for out of life, you'll never find it.
  2. Be specific. This is really important! You have to dig deep and ask yourself what it is that you truly desire. 
  3. Write a list. If you're focused on too many wants at one time, write a list in chronological order from your biggest desire, to your smallest. This list will help you focus on what's most important to you at the time.
  4. Take repeated actions. Continue to work for what you want. Put your money where your mouth is and save up for that dream car, versus spending that money at Starbucks everyday. If you want more time with your kids, put your phone down at the end of the day and spend that time with your family instead. We spend hours of our day on social media without even realizing it! If you want to travel, bookmark that resort, total up the cost and start saving for it. 
  5. Visualize yourself in your dream situation. Imagining isn't just for our children! If you think it, or see it, your actions are soon to follow. Try making a vision board, or changing your home screen on your phone to your next dream destination. 
  6. Know that the Universe will handle the rest. When we truly desire something and we follow the necessary steps, the Universe definitely reciprocates that energy and eventually we get everything we truly desire. 
  7. Stay positive and trust the process! I can't stress this last step enough. Life WILL certainly get in the way of what you want, but you have to learn how to kick it in the ass and keep moving. Don't let anyone, or any one situation tear you apart; which ultimately tears you away from your dream. By staying positive, you're staying open to receive everything 'good' that is bound to come your way.
Another thing I want to leave you with is the act of gratitude. Be thankful for what you do have; that will keep everything in perspective for you and ultimately it will keep your thoughts from drowning in a pool of negativity. I also write lists of what I'm grateful for when I feel my mind wandering off. 

When I look back and read previous list that I've written in the past, it gives me a clear perspective on what I've already accomplished. I'm constantly reminding myself of my the previous visions I've manifested for myself. Just two years ago, I was wanting more space out of a home, which is crazy expensive in the city of New Orleans. By expanding my mind and being open to receiving more space, I created the opportunity to move into a beautiful three bedroom home, with a front and backyard, and even a garage- oh wait, let's not forget about the driveway, too! I've been so accustomed to street parking that I didn't even think to ask the Universe for a driveway, but hey! I have one now. Did I mention I'm less than ten minutes from the beach? Yea, God is good- and that's just one example, aside from being here with you today and writing this article. I've always wanted to be a full-time blogger and a stay-at-home mom.

With that being said, I am truly confident in knowing that my next goal is bound to be accomplished, as long as I continue to believe. Know that it's okay to be patient. Things CAN wait! I'm more constructive than ever before; if I can't do, I plan. I have so much planned for my future and I can't wait to share more of what's to come with you! Just one step at a time...