As you know I have spoke a lot about this year being the best year of my life. That is a pretty bold statement to say. Especially when hearing a lot of people asking if 2016 over yet? Another death, another break up, and so on. I am not saying the dealings are any less important.  What I am trying to say is I learned to rise above the occasion.

This year was a revelation that I am not alone. All I knew is that at the beginning of 2016. I had my family worried about my well being. I got many calls about how worried they were, wanted to know what was wrong and made sure everyday that I was okay.  At the time I had no idea something was wrong. I just really disliked work (meaning working and not feeling fulfilled) I felt that I was capable of more, I was frustrated being on this hamster wheel of working 4 jobs and I had no idea how to get to the next level of success.

What I am trying to say is that I learned a lot this year and want to reach out to anyone who has felt worthless, frustrated, misunderstood, misled and had a fear of failing.

I learned that I had to reach out to people who have feared the same things but have sought out help and learned that they too can conquer the world.

I had to really push through my universal challenge lines. I had to make a choice to either stay where I was or get out of my comfort zone. I wanted to accomplish bigger goals but I was scared of failing. I hated that I was staying back but I hated my self more for being so scared. My marriage was failing in my eyes and I could not even think of the next step of bringing a baby into this world. All I kept thinking was if I did not love myself, how could I love a baby. All I knew is that I didn’t want that to be the excuse to save or solve anything.  

I also had to take responsibility. I had to accept that I was only blaming others for my inhibitions to be who I wanted to be. I was stopping myself but I was letting the obstacles be the reasons I could not go here, work here, be the trainer I wanted to be, be the makeup artist that I could be. So what did I do? I put myself in positions that could lead me in the direction I have always wanted to go.

I also had to start living with gratitude and being thankful for what I have.  I have always been thankful, but I had to change my attitude around it and realize that my personal experiences have shaped me into who I am today. I never thought of this until I heard Tony Robbins speak about his mom. He mentioned that she did a lot of things to him but he still loves her because it has shaped him into who he is today. He would not have the passion and drive that he does if he didn’t go through his experiences. This statement changed my perspective on my life.  I am becoming the change that I want to see in the world. I have a backbone that I can stand on because I now trust myself and my judgement.  

This year I dove in with both feet and it has been the best year of my life. Even though it has also been the hardest year of my life. Life is what you make of it. What you put out there is what you get back. I am here to tell you that as much as it is not easy, it just makes life that much more fulfilling.

You can head in a direction of hope and accomplishment, you just have to focus on positive rewards instead of the what if’s.

Make your year the greatest year!  Let 2017 be the year of change. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Here are some of the pics of my 2016. Seeing is believing.

The start of my Journey to Greatness! I called up Korby Banner and asked if I could work with him! I said I needed a refresher with my makeup. Instead of being good at something. I wanted to learn to be great. I could not think of anyone more perfect to work with- (that pic was taken in June. But if you look at the pic below this one. You can see the wear and tear a bit in my eyes as this pic was taken in February.  I am with the incredible Makeup Artist and Photographer- Korby Banner

Wellness Business Summit- Another start to my journey.  I found a bunch of black ‘sheep’ (entrepreneurs) just like my self and hired My Business Coach- Lori Kennedy, Feb 2016

Week after the summit- my sister told me she was pregnant! I am an auntie!!!!

A couple weeks after my sister told me she was pregnant- Yogini’s Garden Soap got in to the Guelph Harmony Store!

I wanted to take my business to the next level and become a life coach. My goal is becoming more clearer and clearer.

The seminar that changed my perspective on life and changed my relationship with my husband. Colin Sprakes 3 Day Business Mastery.  This personal development course was the answer to a lot of my inner demons and thinking patterns.

Decided that it was time to prove to myself that I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it. Placed top 3 at my show and qualified for Provincials. But the topping on the cake was that I had the best Coach a girl can ask for- Scott McLelland. He showed me the fun in prep again and was done in the most healthiest/HAPPIEST way. I did not associate any pain with this prep at all. In the end. I made a good friend- with an awesome fiance! Brittany- thank you for making even better with your positive attitude and beautiful big smile!

I also became an elite member with the Guelph/KW Mompreneur group leaded by Tessa Kampen. The left pic is my soap featured in the Mom Approved Products in the Mompreneur Magazine. I have met so many business women who have shown me that I can have it all. I am not a mom but to see them working hard on their own goals and family goals is inspiring to say the least! To be apart of this group has been amazing and more than I imagined. I recommend this to women who are looking to further their business!  

Another big milestone is that my husband and I became apart of the top supplement company in North America. This one we are really proud of because we really believe in what we are doing want want the best of the best supplements for us, our families, friends and clients.

One of the best blessings ever. I became an Auntie!

My advice. Because you are worth it.