Geneva Fortson is Our Thriving Woman of the Week

Geneva Fortson is Our Thriving Woman of the Week

Geneva Fortson, owner of Fiercely Fit Lifestyle, is on a mission to empower people to become the best and healthiest versions of themselves so that they can LIVE BETTER. 

How long have you been in business? I have been in business since 2014.

Why did you begin your business? After working in large gyms for ten years I felt that there needed to be more focus on teaching women how to live a healthy lifestyle and there needed to be coaching for women as we get better with time.

What is your mission for your business? My mission is to help women give up dieting for good. Diets don’t work. They are unsustainable and my mission is to teach women to create their own healthier lifestyle by changing their mindset.

If there was one thing you wish you knew before you began your business, what would that be? Building a business takes time and involves trial and error. Nobody has it all figured out when they start.

What is a guiding principle that you use in your business?  Everyone deserves to be treated like a human being. I will never treat anyone like a number.

What makes you a thriving woman in business? I am always seeking to learn and grow to help my clients.

What do you love about being a thriving woman in business? I love hearing about all of the victories and breakthroughs that clients experience and that my work is having an impact on women’s lives.

What is the next big thing or dream for you in your business? I dream of writing a book, speaking, and taking my message to the masses!

How can our readers connect with you? Like my page on Facebook: and sign up for my e-mail list at

Lesson #1 of 3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays

Lesson #1 of 3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays

We’re just a few weeks into my 4-week Merry & Light Holiday Challenge and I wanted to share with you some great takeaways and lessons the ladies are having. My hope is that maybe one or two of these resonate with you and will help you stay healthy and happy this holiday season.

Over the next several days, I’ll be sharing with you these three lessons. Instead of giving them to you all at once, I thought it would be helpful to share them one by one.
My hope is that it will help you focus how you might apply each lesson to your life, maybe not just over the holidays, but into the next year.
Here we go with Lesson #1 of 3 Healthy Lessons for the Holidays!


Instead of thinking, “What will I miss out on?”, think, “What will I GAIN?”

We all have it – F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out).

One holiday challenger was debating whether or not to go to a holiday party at work. They usually have a ton of sweets and treats. She knew her friends would be there and it would be a fun time, but she also knew that those tempting treats would only veer her off her healthy holiday plan.

Here’s what she learned:

Instead of “F.O.M.O. thinking”, “What will I miss out on?”, she considered thinking, “What will I gain by not going and overindulging on treats?”

By not going to the party and not focusing on what she’ll miss out on, rather what she would gain, she was able to keep momentum going forward.

This is a really important lesson because it’s hard to make a U-turn once we’re going a certain direction. Besides, when we have to make a U-turn, not only do we lose momentum, but it also takes a lot of energy – energy we can put into other things.

On the other hand, momentum doesn’t take as much energy. Once we’re going in a certain direction, it’s easier to stay the course. And the longer we’re staying the course, that’s when the habit has been solidified and we start seeing great results.

This is why I harp on the importance of coaching – I have a coach too. A coach offers you clarity, insight, accountability, support, and guidance on your way toward your best self. They keep your momentum moving forward. Are there stoplights along the way? Sure! But with a coach, you’re less likely to sit at that stoplight for very long.

My question for you to consider today based on Lesson #1 is:

In what circumstances this holiday season do you feel like you’ll miss out on something if you don’t go or don’t eat this or that?

Can you change your thinking to what you might GAIN by not going or not overindulging?

It’s important to consider that “not going” or “not indulging” is not always the right choice. If you want to go, then go! However, realize what temptations might surround you and prepare for them accordingly.

Not sure if you should go?

The best question to ask yourself is: Will it be worth it?

Sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes it’s no. No one can answer that but you.

Hope you resonated with something today. If so, great!

Stay tuned for Lesson #2 coming your way really soon!

What Baseball and Your Health Goals Have in Common

What Baseball and Your Health Goals Have in Common

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My Facebook feed this week was blowing up. I didn’t know I had so many Facebook friends who were Cubs fans. I even read that one fan at the game held a sign that said, “Now I can die in peace.” That’s what you call a diehard fan!

In case you missed it and have no idea what I’m talking about, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in 7 games in the World Series – a championship their organization has not seen in 108 years.

To be honest, I didn’t even watch one game. I like baseball, but I don’t LOVE it. What I do love is basketball and that I will spend my precious time watching.

I do have to admit that I sort of regret not watching this series, especially because I love a good come back and that’s exactly what the Cubs did. They came back from a 3-1 deficit – Wow!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when I saw pictures of the players immediately reacting to the win, I could only come up with one – exhilarating.

When was the last time you had that feeling of victory, of complete exhilaration over something you’ve worked so hard for?

Imagine having a goal of victory for as long as the Cubs did and then finally achieving it.

What one long-term health goal achievement would make you feel that victorious?

In my recent Healthiest Month Ever Challenge in our private Facebook challenge group, I shared a little about what baseball has in common with our health goals.

This was a part of my final message to them as we closed out the challenge:

Way to go challengers!! Congratulations on completing the October HME Challenge.

I want you to remember that this challenge is about “ah-ha’s”, trial and error, learning about yourself, perseverance, determination, accountability, and much more.

It is my aim to ensure that you experience all of those things in my challenges. Most importantly, I want you to remember that the little things BECOME the big things, meaning (for you baseball fans), rarely is it the grand slam or even the home run that wins games; rather it’s what you call “small ball” where you hit singles and doubles consistently. That’s what gets you around the bases, keeps the momentum going (because let’s face it, not every at bat is going to be a home run), and eventually wins you games.

The same is true for your health and well-being – it’s the little things you do on a consistent basis that gets you those singles, doubles, and most importantly, momentum that moves you forward. If I can leave you with anything today on our final day as you go off on your own, think “small ball”. Think moving around the bases.

I chose to share that with them because I think it’s common for us to believe that everyday we have to hit a home run — that we either hit a home run today or we’ve failed.

I should know. I led my high school softball team in strikeouts.

You see, I would go up to bat with the intention of hitting a home run every time. I would “swing for the fences” as they say.

When that’s the mentality, it often leads to strike outs because you try to make any pitch even close to the strike zone a home run.

But, that’s simply not realistic. Like I shared with the HME Challengers, it’s the singles and doubles that get you around the bases.

It’s all about consistency and momentum. When you aim for both – those regular singles, doubles, and even bunts you will move around the bases and score.

Does it take longer to score than a home run does? Yes. But, when you aim for home runs all the time (like I did), it becomes all or nothing and it only ends up leaving you returning to the dugout frustrated, disappointed, and I’ll have to admit for me, embarrassed.

I encourage you today to think “small ball” when it comes to your health goals. Think about how you can “hit singles” on a daily basis.

Singles also feel more manageable so you’re more likely to follow through.

Think one healthy meal at a time, one workout at a time, getting to bed 30 minutes earlier, etc. as opposed to home run thinking – healthy meals all week, workout everyday this week, get to bed at 9:30 as opposed to the usual 11:30, etc.

See how “small ball” works? It works for my clients and it’ll work for you.

So if you’re discouraged, remember the Cubs came back from what most would consider an insurmountable obstacle.

If they did, so can you. Just keep your eye on the target and remember that the small things BECOME the big things.

How to Make Healthy Choices Easier

How to Make Healthy Choices Easier


Personal story: This past Thursday sucked. I was lethargic and grumpy. I found myself ravenous, wanting to eat everything in sight.

That’s not all. My workout STUNK. I did manage to complete 30 minutes on the elliptical machine, but it was horrendous. You know that feeling when you are walking toward heavy wind? You put your head down and you try to fight that resistance that just takes all your energy out of you. Well, that was exactly how I felt during my workout.

Being a wellness coach and actually teaching this stuff, I wasn’t blind to what was really going on. I knew exactly why my food choices were poor, my workout was awful, and I just wasn’t at my best.

Here’s what happened: I stayed up way too late the night before watching the final Presidential debate. Then, I got up at 5am to start my day and shortly after that I hit my wall. Everything started going downhill, beginning with the unusual urge to eat again shortly after breakfast.

Basically, I didn’t get enough sleep the night before. When we don’t get AT LEAST 7 hours of sleep, what happens is that our cortisol levels rise and our leptin, serotonin, and dopamine levels drop.

This is not good news for our healthy choices throughout the day. High cortisol levels make us feel exactly how I felt. You can have all the willpower in the world, but you are fighting a hard fight when your cortisol levels are out of whack. Your body wants and needs sleep, but if you don’t give it that, it’s going to resort to craving comfort foods. What’s more, your workout will stink, just like mine did.

Ideally, we want the opposite. We want our leptin, serotonin, and dopamine levels to be high and our cortisol levels to be low. You see, the first three biochemicals I mentioned regulate our appetite, make us feel good, and ultimately help us make healthy choices that can feel effortless.

Most people think they just don’t have enough willpower or motivation to make healthy choices, but it’s really not entirely true. Because our sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits are all connected – when one is poor, it brings the others down. This eventually leads to all sorts of health issues.

Instead of having to rely on willpower (something you should save for other things, not food or exercise choices), when you get a good night’s sleep and your leptin, serotonin, and dopamine levels are high, it’s going to be much easier to create a healthy day, keep the weight off, and move forward toward your goals in an effective and productive manner.

You see, when you get a good night’s sleep (quality and quantity), you will make better food choices, be in a better mood, do better work, make fewer mistakes, be happy and cheery, and your workouts will not only be more enjoyable, but they’ll be more effective. This will result in reaching your health goals much faster.

So, how do you make healthy choices easier?

  • You sleep between 7.5-8.5 hours a night
  • Eat healthy, whole foods in an appropriate quantity
  • Lower your stress
  • Exercise on a regular basis

When you have these four things going on, you won’t have to MAKE yourself choose right, it’ll come easy and naturally as a result of a balance in your biochemical makeup.

How is YOUR sleep going?

If you want to shed some unwanted pounds, it’s really important that you sleep well. This will lead to eating healthy, the desire to move your body (because let’s face it, when you get a bad night’s sleep, physical activity isn’t appealing), and you’ll be less stressed and grumpy.

If you’re not getting enough sleep or the quality of your sleep is low on a consistent basis, I’d love the opportunity to help. A great place to start is by checking out my 6-week online ReINVENT Your Health course.

This is no cookie-cutter program. Instead, you will discover strategies that work for YOU specifically to improve not only your sleep, but your food, mood, and exercise habits as well. If one or more of these areas could use a boost, consider this course. Each week we laser-focus on one of these areas.

My last course of the year starts January 20th and I would love to see you in it.

You can all the details about the program and register here:



Are You Flourishing?

Are You Flourishing?


Last Saturday, I held a “Live In-person Mini-retreat” for some of my Flourishing 50s members in the L.A. area. It was an extra special time because I don’t get to see them face-to-face very often. As a virtual coach, all my services are conducted over the phone or online, which is great because I get to work with women all over the country, but I don’t get to “see” them. So, I considered this a very special time with some clients who were within driving distance.

We had a great time. There was a ton of sharing and discussing and I led the ladies through a few exercises. One in particular was to rate themselves (Poor, Okay, Good, and Flourishing) on 15 aspects of Flourishing.

Here were the 15 so you can do the same for yourself:

Physical Health – How is your Sleep, Food, Mood, and Exercise (as a whole)?

Time freedom – Do you have time on a regular basis to do whatever you want?

Balance – Do you have a balance of giving and receiving in your life?

Financial health – Do you have enough money for everything you need and want?

Work environment – How is your work culture?

Home (physical space) – How does your home look and feel to you?

Inner/Spiritual self – How is the quality of your inner/spiritual practice?

Fun/Adventure – Are you having fun and experiencing adventure in your life?

Primary family relationships – How are your relationships with those closest to you (i.e. spouse, parents, children, etc.)?

Social/Circle of Genius – How is the quality of your social circle (i.e. friends, mentors, coaches, colleagues, etc.)?

Relaxation/Rejuvenation/Recovery – Are you making enough time for relaxation, rejuvenation, and recovery?

Flow – Are you “losing yourself” (in a good way) in something you enjoy (i.e. hobby, skill, creative interest, etc.)?

Personal development – Are you regularly working on your inner self (i.e. reading, journaling, “Blue Sky” time)?

Professional development – Are you continually improving your professional skills (i.e. reading, learning, various skills applicable to your work, growing your network)?

Purpose/Meaning/Accomplishment – Are you moving toward something bigger than yourself?






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Then, I gave them two circles. The first circle was “Where I am today” and the second circle was “Where I want to be”. I gave them some colored pencils and they made a pie chart based on the results above. This exercise gave them a visual of the “gap” between where they are today and where they want to be.

My role as a coach in my members and clients lives is to close that gap so that they can live healthy and happy lives that are in alignment with their values.

I encourage you today to also do this exercise. Rate yourself in each of those areas of Flourishing and then draw two circles that represent where you are now and where you want to be. Use different colors that represent the areas that are in the Poor, Okay, Good, and Flourishing categories.

What is the size of the “gap” between where you are now and where you want to be?

I want to also add that perhaps you’re hesitant to do this exercise because you’re afraid that your “gap” might be overwhelmingly big. If so, I want to encourage you to do it anyway because if you do, then you can do something about it. So, if you really want to live a Flourishing life as a woman entrepreneur, you’ll do this exercise. It’s sort of like going to the doctor and getting a blood test. We put it off because we may get results we don’t want to know, but as cliché as it is, I’m going to say it – “Knowledge is power”.

If you truly want to live your healthiest and most fulfilling life as a woman entrepreneur, don’t put it off any longer. This exercise is simply information. After that, you can CHOOSE to do something about it or not, but at least you know. In fact, if you do put it off (like blood work), it’s not like you’ll never find out the results – oh you will at some point – whether it be through illness or something else. The same is true for examining your life. Your fifties are the BEST time to do this examination and I do hope you choose to do it.

Feel free to email me personally and let me know your results. Don’t worry if you’re not proud of them. Think of me like your doctor. I do this day in and day out. There’s rarely anything I haven’t seen before. Let’s just say you won’t shock me, but by sending me your results, it tells me that you’re serious about your life and well-being and you know what? That’s encouraging to me to know that this exercise helped bring some awareness to you. So please, share with me your results:

What’s Better: A Standing Desk or Sitting?

What’s Better: A Standing Desk or Sitting?


Because I’m a wellness coach, I get asked the question often: “Kim, what’s better, a standing desk or sitting?”

I may surprise you with this answer, but it’s neither. You may be thinking, “Well then, what’s the best way to work?”

I believe that the best way to work is the best way YOU work. By “best” I mean doing your best quality work. Work that you’re most proud of.

My workdays primarily consist of writing, reading, and coaching my clients over the phone. I’ve learned:

I write and coach best sitting down.

I read best standing up (if it’s Kindle) or while doing cardio (audio books/podcasts)

I also often have calls with my mentor, fellow coaches, and women entrepreneurs. I do these best standing up.

Again, the best way to work is the best way YOU work. Think about how you work best:

Do you get your best writing done sitting or standing?

What about coaching your clients?

What about reading for personal and professional development?

As coaches and entrepreneurs, it’s important for us to do our best work, period. However you do that is based on your own experience:

Maybe you work best doing everything at your standing desk – great!

Maybe you work best sitting – great!

Regardless, don’t overdo either. Mix it up. It’s good for your health.

Speaking of health, I know many women entrepreneurs think a standing desk is better for their health, so they stand while they work, even if that’s not how they do their best work.

Remember, what’s most important is that you do your best work. If that means you sit, then sit. But don’t stay seated. Mix up your day so that you get up and down (that goes for you “standers” as well).

What’s more, it’s essential that you build physical activity into your daily routine because the best health benefit you’ll get in a day is not at your standing desk; rather it’s through intentional physical activity. In other words, don’t replace physical activity/exercise with your standing desk (or even your treadmill desk!).

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Make a list of all your daily work tasks.

Step 2: Do you do them better sitting or standing?

Step 3: Make the appropriate adjustments.

Then, share your findings with me. I’d love to hear how YOU work best!

More questions about this? I’m happy to help! Email me at

Exciting New Book Reveals How To Have The Life of Your Dreams!

Exciting New Book Reveals How To Have The Life of Your Dreams!

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Choose Bliss: The new paradigm in Business.


Choose Bliss: New Book Proves a Life of Enduring Joy & Contentment *IS* Possible. It’s a Paradigm Changer Critics Hail “Authentic & Powerful”

 Masterfully crafted from the life, experiences and wisdom of Moneeka Sawyer, ‘Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment’ empowers readers to embrace the fact that bliss isn’t circumstantial, but is rather a constant state of being that anyone can thrive in. Through both deeply-personal vignettes and a host of practical exercises, Sawyer walks readers through learning how to never settle for “just good enough” and how creating true power and prosperity can be as easy as a few simple mindset shifts…

 Mountain View, CA – Those who know Moneeka Sawyer often regard her as one of the happiest, most joyous and positive people they’ve ever met. It’s far from a front; Sawyer is truly blissful at all times and feels totally in control of every decision she makes.

It’s a unique yet totally transformative state of mind underpinned by a series of foundational “bliss practices” that anyone can deploy. In her new book, Sawyer explains how you too can be as happy and content as she is.

‘Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment’ will leave readers reveling in their new life steeped with opportunity, positivity and bliss that goes far and beyond being a buzzword. It’s a book about the power to choose, and how these choices can easily create a reality more blissful than anyone believed possible.

Book Synopsis:

This book is about your power to choose. It is a paradigm changer that will transform your view of your life, the world around you, and what is truly possible. Filled with thought-provoking concepts, it will teach you simple bliss practices you can implement immediately and short exercises to integrate bliss into your life forever. The tools in this book have proven successful time and time again. So, from this day forward, you don’t have to settle for good enough.

“The issue is that most people fall into a state of complacency, creating a vicious circle where they live robotically and become frustrated when they’re seldom happy,” explains Sawyer. “My book and my entire philosophy will amplify anyone’s inner light and rekindle the love in their heart. After all, don’t we all deserve to live surrounded by bliss? Feeling happy, strong and free is so empowering that it’s almost hard to put into words. This book will help anyone identify the mental, physical and spiritual adversity that’s holding them back and then inspire them to emerge victorious into a life they have only ever dreamed of.”

Continuing, “I want people to remember that they have a choice about every single thought, movement and action they make in life. When you understand how to make each of these decisions with a continuing life of bliss as the goal, amazing things begin to happen. Just ask the people I’ve helped who have proven first-hand that my methods are rock-solid and proven.”

Since its release, the book has garnered a consistent string of five-star reviews. For example, H. Blanchard comments, “I’ve read a lot of self-help books and this one feels different – more authentic – because Moneeka shares her own life journey and how she overcame problems in a way that I could relate to. The main thing I will take away is that changes are not linear and you don’t have to take action A, then B, then C etc. you can have bliss now even though you haven’t worked your way through to Z yet. I also found that as I read she left cues for the forthcoming chapters that my subconscious started working on so that when I got to the chapter on that subject e.g. Gratitude, I had already started working it into my daily routine naturally.”

James R. Cichoracki adds, “Moneeka’s insights and her compelling stories (from her challenging childhood where she was relentlessly bullied to her hard choice a few years ago to not become a mother) demonstrate how deeply devoted she is to the amazing principles of choosing bliss no matter what her circumstances. I found myself underlining and making notes of things I want to incorporate into my life to live the joy-filled life that Moneeka clearly embodies every day. This book is full of gems!”

‘Choose Bliss: The Power and Practice of Joy and Contentment’, from Silver Torch Publishing¸ is available now:

For more information and resources, visit the author’s official website:

The Bank Account Most Women Entrepreneurs Are Neglecting

The Bank Account Most Women Entrepreneurs Are Neglecting

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We only have so much time, money, and energy. The problem I see with many women entrepreneurs is that most of those precious resources are used to get more clients and grow their bank account through investing in sales, marketing, and social media courses and coaches, while way less of those resources are used on the health side – taking care of their bodies through proper nutrition, hydration, sleep, mental rest, and physical activity.

On a daily basis, I work with women in midlife who have been taking care of everyone else most of their lives and they reach their fifties and wonder what happened to their bodies, when and how did they gain all this weight?

The answer is usually because while taking care of other’s needs, they have putting their own needs on the backburner for far too long.

I find the same being true for most women entrepreneurs, especially in midlife. Many that I meet have worked a corporate job for 30 years and hated it. When they hit midlife, they wanted to start a business and do something they really love – something that will make a difference in people’s lives.

While I love this change of career and newfound purpose, what I often see is the same thing happening – they use their new career to help others, while neglecting to take proper care of their own selves.

Do we women entrepreneurs need to spend our time, money, and energy learning how to build our businesses using marketing, sales, and social media? Absolutely! We need to know these things in order to build our businesses, right? But, the key question is, “At what cost?”

When was the last time you invested your time, money, and energy in a wellness coach?

A wellness coach, like myself, takes a holistic approach to helping you create lifestyle changes such as work/life balance, decreasing stress, increasing the quality of your sleep and nutrition, and most importantly, what this healthy lifestyle leads to is a longer life, which means doing your thing and serving your people for many, many more years, which leads to more money in your bank account.

What I’m suggesting is not that you stop investing in business courses and coaches, but that that you look ahead and use your wisdom to invest in the next 30+ years of your life.

Health must be at the top of your list, especially as a women entrepreneur. While money can buy a lot of things, it cannot buy you your health back. Your health must be earned over time and the time to start is always right now.

If you continued on today, business as usual, what would your health look like in 30 years?

Can you make a few small investments in your health bank account that will compound over time?

Trust that investing your time, money, and energy in your health and self-care will pay you the biggest interest over time.

There are two great ways to start:

  1. Download my free guide – “5 Steps to Becoming a Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Woman Entrepreneur in Your 50s” here:
  2. Join my free Facebook group – “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Women Entrepreneurs in Midlife with Kim Acedo” here:

Remember, serve your people, but also serve yourself. Over time, you will find that both your money bank account as well as your health bank account will overflow. Isn’t that what you want for you? And isn’t that what you want for your clients?

Be the change. Set the example. Inspire your clients through your healthy way of life.




How Thriving Health Builds the “Know, Like, and Trust” Factor

How Thriving Health Builds the “Know, Like, and Trust” Factor

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It’s Business 101: people have to know, like, and trust you before they choose to do any kind of business with you. Whether you are looking to get more clients or collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs on a business venture, those you seek to bring on board in some way must, again, know, like, and trust you.

There is one thing that you must have in order for people to know, like, and trust you and that one thing is confidence. You must not only have confidence in your product or service, but you also must have confidence in yourself – how you walk into a room, how you show up on stage, how you present yourself over the phone, and so on.

The best way to increase your confidence, and therefore the “know, like, and trust factor” is to live a vibrantly healthy life. When you have thriving health, you have more energy. You smile more. You carry yourself with pride. You present on stage with poise and dignity. You present your offers with certainty. You get more clients. More people want to do business with you. More people want to collaborate with you. When you look and feel well, you put your best foot forward each day.

You represent your brand – what your brand stands for. When you’re confident in how you present yourself to your prospects, you will grow your business and help more people through your products or services. Living a healthy life is a choice. When it comes to the “know, like, and trust factor”, it’s not just a health choice; it’s a business choice.

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Prep For Tomorrow Tonight!

Prep For Tomorrow Tonight!

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Planning out the next day the night before not only makes your life easier, but it also frees up your time, energy, and decision-making the next day. This is especially important for women entrepreneurs. We need to make sure that we are present and focused when we work with our clients. They deserve our very best. However, when we’re frantic, disorganized, and stressed out, we are doing our clients a disservice. So, if you’re on a path to healthy living, consider prepping for the next day the night before.

When everything is ready for you – you know what you’re going to eat, drink, wear, and workout in, for example, you’re more likely to follow through on your commitments. Besides, because as humans we all have a limited amount of willpower and self-control each day, you want to use that energy on other things that come up in your day. Prepare for what you can each night and you’re more likely to have a successful day in more ways than you can imagine.

Transformation Tip: A part of preparing for the next day can consist of a final short journal time, perhaps before bed. Try the 3 “P’s” (Proud, Pat, and Pause): Write down one thing (big or small) that you were proud of yourself today, and then pat yourself on your back by pausing to let the great feeling of accomplishment sink in for 10-20 seconds.

In his book Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hansen says that if you pause 10-20 seconds to allow good events to sink in, it allows those positive emotions to become a part of you. Over time, this habit can rewire your brain to create lasting positive emotions inside of you. Keep in mind that every small success counts! For example, maybe you only took a few sips of your soda and threw the rest away when you normally drink the entire can. That’s a success! Now imagine getting into the habit of recording your daily wins in your journal and looking back one year from now at 365 successes you created!

I encourage you to prep for tomorrow tonight – literally tonight! Start with one small thing and then jump on over to my Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Women Entrepreneurs in Your 50s and let us know how it went for you:

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