Category Archives: Personal Development

Bad days don’t Win, unless allowed by you!

In this life, we will encounter days filled with challenges difficulty frustration and, confusion. But, remember you do still have a “CHOICE”. Most of the time perception make all the difference in the world. Pause and take a deep breath and then take a second look before you “React” instead of giving the proper response.  #shawannasays
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Empower you! WIN within…#selffirst

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Remember you have the POWER and Authority so, when is the last time you’ve used it? Put yourSELF back on the list I am here to Empower you to MOVE to ACTION!!!

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Mindset Tune-up Time #selffirst

How are you doing?

Now that we are halfway through the year, I think we need to pause for the cause and hit the reset button. I want to make sure you’re keeping yourself on the to-do- list of your life and have not fallen back into old habits. So, I’m going to give you some Mindset Upgrades tips that will help you put your mind in the right place. I want to make sure you are continuing on your road to success. Mindset is everything! and you need to mind your mind.

What are your goals?

Are you still on track According to your plan? 

It’s important for you to pursue your short and long-term goals at the same time.

No matter if you work with or for someone else you have to keep your personal goals in mind. Are you doing anything on the side to aid in earning extra money to fund your “BIG” dream? Don’t get stuck making money for someone else and forget about you. Trust me … I get it.

I know what that feels like, just know you are not alone. Make sure you have time blocked during the week whether its a few minutes every day or scheduled time on the weekend. Remember it is about you and you putting yourSELF on the list of your life.

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It is You alone that is responsible for the success and or failure of your business, so be mindful of your mind. Watch what you allow to distract you that could potentially cause you to lose opportunity and money. Also, remember to be present so that you don’t miss when the necessary adjustment might need to your plan that will save you time and energy later.

Be ok to get help. Some of the top professionals today have coaches, a mentor, and are apart of a group to network and gain quality relationships.

Take some classes and be ok to ask for help. Stay focused! Be consistent!

1)Stay focused

2)Be in the present

3)Be ok to get help even if that’s a coach

4)Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, getting some form of exercise, and take your vitamins.

All these things we aid you in being your best SELF Now! remember It is about YOU!

Now, finish conquering the rest of this year.

You got this!

Oh, I don’t forget to grab your copy of the book  Self First 5 W’s Of You on sale now it’s just the tool you need to help guide you through.

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You Deserve A Peace of MIND!

What does internal peace mean for you?

Does it mean a place of sanctuary where you can come home from stressful situations and find that place of safety away from the ‘cares of the world’?

Does it mean a place where you can be yourself without the facade many of us wear throughout the day so that people won’t know how we really feel?

Or is this place (often our home) one more place where we need to defend ourselves from the ongoing onslaught of anger, hostility, and power games that are so often the measure of our lives in the 21st century?

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The dictionary defines internal as having to do with or situated inside of the body, or relating to or existing within the mind.

Peace is defined as a state of calm and quiet; freedom from disturbing thoughts; and an agreement to end hostilities.

For the purpose of this article, I will combine these two notions and define internal peace as the integration of our thoughts and feelings culminating in a state of tranquility and harmony.

One of the most important keys for this tranquility and harmony, or ‘peace of mind’ as it is often called, is to honor our emotional nature and find methods to express our feelings in appropriate ways that allow us to release them.

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Learning to deal with and release negative emotions is crucial to your mental health. Developing these skills takes time and practice, so today’s email will be the first of a 2 part series…

Practical Steps to Releasing Emotions

1. Learn to listen to yourself.
Many of us have been harried for so long that we are out-of-touch with how we feel. A situation will present itself and we will ‘flip out’ and find it unbelievable that we have lost control. This actually results from a build-up of emotions that we have not been aware of.

2. Accept responsibility for your feelings.
No one makes you feel anything; rather you choose how you think and feel based on what you interpret the situation to be. Blaming others gives away your power and when you feel like a ‘victim’ you react with anger and resentment.

3. Find a ‘safe place’.
Look for relationships and places where you can express your feelings without the fear of judgement. Talk to a trusted friend or counselor and release the emotion.

4. Accept yourself.
You are not supposed to be perfect. Learning to accept yourself with all your strengths and weaknesses creates feelings of peace within. It IS about you

5. Don’t judge yourself.
Judging yourself means thinking you have to be perfect and creates feelings of not being ‘good enough.’ When you feel inadequate, you judge yourself harshly. No matter what you do, it will never be ‘good enough.’

Take the time to include these habits into your daily routine. Remember you are worth it! #iCheer4you #POMPOM
TREAT YOURSELF!

Give the gift of freedom and peace for Mother’s Day! Schedule a “Self First” call for yourself or someone you love today!

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Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst Stratrgist and Well Being Advocate
http://www.theselffirstmovement.com

You are worth it! #selflove #selffirst #itisaboutyou

Listen up! 

When you know your value, you will stop shortchanging the world of what you have to offer.  Our Creator formed you with special gifts, talents, and abilities for the purpose of making the world better.  

You were created to be the solution to someone else’s problem.  

If you spend your time denying this fact instead of expending your energy on being who you were created to become, you do the world a disservice and shortchange yourself. 

You are worth every breath that you take, every investment you make into yourself, and every moment that someone pours into you.   

You are worth the effort that it is going to take for you to make your dreams come true.  You are worth the love and success that you desire. 

You are more valued than you could ever imagine.  You are more than your mistakes, bad choices, failures, and inconsistencies. 

Make today the day that you believe those words!

No matter what you are faced with today personally, professionally, or in your business, you have or can access the resources that you need to take care of it. 

Now, finish conquering the rest of this day and check out forthcoming emails from me with surprises inside, 

You got this!

Oh, I don’t forget to grab your copy of the book  Self First 5 W’s Of You on sale now!!!

Talk to you soon…

 

Shawanna Kennedy,
Your Self First Strategist and Wellbeing Advocate  
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Live Life More FreelyChange Your Point of View

#PowerOverMindsetPowerOverMe  Do different in this next season!

“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.”- Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts. 

If you’ve placed second in a race, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time, or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to run again? 

In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life, or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and take a challenging and fulfilling life.

So why nurture an optimist’s point of view? 

Well, optimism has been linked to positive mood and good morale; to academic, athletic, military, occupational, and political success; to popularity; to good health and even to long life and freedom from trauma.


Be Optimists and expect the best.

The truth is optimists are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world. What differs is the way they explain their misfortune—it’s the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case. 

Optimists tend to focus on and plan for the ‘problem’ at hand. They use ‘positive reinterpretation.’ In other words, they most likely reinterpret a negative experience in a way that helps them learn and grow.

So, don’t be fazed by a bad situation; began to see it as a challenge and try harder. Choose to optimistic today? And think positively towards a more fulfilled life.

Look forward to success in all your endeavors? Be resilient!  Everybody at some point in life is bound to hit lows but don’t just stay there. Get back up, put yourself back on top of the list.  Why? inspire others to move to action and see life on the bright side?
Be sure to grab the latest copy of the Self First 5W’s Of You” guide to help you navigate from a different point of view. 

@shawannaksays @icheer4you
http://www.theselffirstmovement.com 
 
Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst Strategist & Mental Wellness Advocate

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Stop it! Get out and Live…

Stop Procrastinating, set goals, get out and live…

Know your POWER and start using it NOW

Procrastination is the biggest thief of time. And since life is measured by time, it is in fact the biggest thief of life.

Think about this story: a man kept on putting off buying shares from a particular local company. He kept saying ‘I don’t know enough about the company to invest in shares’ or ‘I will go down to the stock exchange and buy some shares tomorrow.’ He kept procrastinating until shares were no longer available to be sold. Years later, that company was worth millions and some of those that had bought shares from the company came into a great amount of money.

Now think about that man’s regrets, think about the blow to his self-esteem and possibly, the opportunity to live a comfortable life that he missed.

You don’t want to be at the place where you look back at your life and realize you have accomplished nothing.

This is the pain of procrastination.

One of the greatest enemies to your SELF-FIRST journey is procrastination. Whatever you have decided to do, do it as soon as possible, do it NOW. Do you know why? You lose your drive and passion for new decisions the longer you procrastinate. You tend to feel guilty and depressed whenever you compromise on your decisions. These feelings will affect your motivation to stick with your decisions.

As you have made up your mind to put yourself first, remember the power of putting you First.

Keep you on the list and enjoy life a little bit more.

“It is about you! Put you back on the to-do list”

Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst and Mental Wellness Advocate

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Five tips to live a more positive life!

Here are some tips to make it through the week even if you’re just sitting in your favorite couch. An idea takes time to form in your head and is always at work while you are busy sitting.

Having a bit of positive thinking can help you realize things that are never thought possible. Thinking big is indeed the American Way and that what makes us and made our country great and prosperous.

  1. Take passionate action towards living your life by design. #Notbydefault Talk is cheap. Action = deposits in the bank of a positive authentic future. Without it, passion for life is void.

This is a perfect example where dreams are made of where you start to image the things that are possible and choose to see in your mind, before they ever make it to your hands. Then you can grab a physical hold with your hands. Remember to write the vision and make it start writing out your thoughts. “Thoughts become Things” so be care of what you put your mind to.

  1. Commit to yourself as well as those you love to create powerfully a life you can love. Instead of reacting, commit to creating from your heart and soul, out of love rather than fear. Keep your dream in mind… but just know a dream will still be a dream without motion. Be amazed as the transformation begins. #itisaboutyou
  2. Recognize and embrace the thought that each moment is perfect regardless of its outcome. Every time you hit on something that may appear too extreme, why not give it a shot and see if it will work. You will be surprised to see of there are other ways to get the task done in time. If you are not pleased with the outcome, decide to use that moment to learn from and make the appropriate shift.
  3. Dwell and find your sweet spot completely in a place of gratitude. Learn to utilize what you have in your hands and make use of it in the most constructive way. Slipping into neediness will become less of a habit when you repeatedly shift towards gratitude, away from poverty consciousness.
  4. Keep humor at the forefront of thought, laughing at and with yourself when possible. You may find yourself quite entertaining when you loosen up! Life has so much to offer to allow you to mope around in self pity. Humor is very attractive, very passionate: life-giving.
  5. Believe that you are the architect of your destiny and the co-creator of your life No one can take your abundant future from you except for you! Create your life authentically. As long as there’s still breath in your body, there is no end to how much you can accomplish in a lifetime. The concept of thinking big is all about enjoying your world so work it, which will lead you to celebrate new levels of self discovery waiting for you. Allow things to flow and with greater self awareness watch everything began to take form as it should be.

So instead of subjecting yourself to what you will be doomed for, make your path by taking the first step with a positive attitude. Remember YOU get to CHOOSE.

Shawanna Kennedy,
Your SelfFirst Advocate

Is Stress Killing You?

From minor challenges to major crises, stress is part of life. And while you can’t always control your circumstances, you can control how you respond to them.

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When stress becomes overwhelming, or it’s chronic, it can take a toll on your well-being. That’s why it’s important to have effective stress relief strategies that can calm your mind and your body. 

Get the STRESS Out of Here!

And if new stressors are challenging your ability to cope or if self-care measures just aren’t relieving your stress, you may need to look for reinforcements. Be OK to reach out to a licensed therapist or even counseling.  

No matter if it for you the individual or your team…Self First Movement Solutions has services designed to relieve stress and help navigate you back to your core value system.  You have the power to overcome and move beyond it all.

“It is about you”

  • Change your point of view
  • learning to say NO, when and where it is needed
  • live life more freely knowing that you are essential to this world
  • Put you back on the list even during a pandemic or crisis 
  • Remember you are a HERO but the first person that needs saving is you!

Don’t stress out! Together, we will unleash your inner power, uncover what’s holding you back, and show you what it means to love Self First! You matter that much!

Shawanna Kennedy
CEO, Self First Movement Solutions
Self Care and Mental Wellness Advocate
 “It is about You”
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 Our primary service helps people get more done, creating a better-balanced work life. Producing training results that boost productivity, enhance well being, and mental health. This leads to Greater prosperity, efficiency, and longevity. 
 

 

Do different…change your point of view

Live Life More Freely: Change Your Point of View

#PowerOverMindsetPowerOverMe Do different in this decade!

“Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.”- Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts

If you’ve placed second in a race, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to run again?

In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and take a challenging and fulfilling life.

So why nurture an optimist’s point of view? And why now?

Well, optimism has been linked to positive mood and good morale; to academic, athletic, military, occupational and political success; to popularity; to good health and even to long life and freedom from trauma.

On the other hand, the rates of depression and pessimism have never been higher. It affects middle-aged adults the same way it hits younger people.

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Be Optimists and expect the best

The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events, which will last a long time and undermine everything they do, are their own fault.

The truth is optimists are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world. What differs is the way they explain their misfortune—it’s the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case.

Optimists tend to focus on and plan for the ‘problem’ at hand. They use ‘positive reinterpretation.’ In other words, they most likely reinterpret a negative experience in a way that helps them learn and grow. Such people are unfazed by bad situation, they perceive it is a challenge and try harder.

They won’t say “things will never get better,” “If I failed once, it will happen again” and “If I experience misfortune in one part of my life, then it will happen in my whole life.”

Positive expectancy of optimists also predict better reactions during transitions to new environments, sudden tragedies and unlikely turn of events. If they fall, they will stand up. They see opportunities instead of obstacles.

People respond positively to optimists

Optimists are proactive and less dependent on others for their happiness. They find no need to control or manipulate people. They usually draw people towards them. Their optimistic view of the world can be contagious and influence those they are with.

Optimism seems a socially desirable trait in all communities. Those who share optimism are generally accepted while those who spread gloom, panic and hysteria are treated unfavorably.

In life, these people often win elections; get voted most congenial and sought for advice.

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When the going gets tough, optimists get tougher

Change your point of view…Optimists typically maintain higher levels of subjective well-being during times of stress than do people who are less optimistic. In contrast, pessimists are likely to react to stressful events by denying that they exist or by avoiding dealing with problems. Pessimists are more likely to quit trying when difficulties arise.

They persevere. They just don’t give up easily, they are also known for their patience. Inching their way a step closer to that goal or elusive dream.

Optimists are healthier and live longer

Medical research has justified that simple pleasures and a positive outlook can cause a measurable increase in the body’s ability to fight disease.

Optimists’ health is unusually good. They age well, much freer than most people from the usual physical ills of middle age. And they get to outlive those prone to negative thoughts.

So why not be an optimist today? And think positively towards a more fulfilled life.

Why not look forward to success in all your endeavors? Why not be resilient? Like everybody else you are bound to hit lows sometimes but don’t just stay there. Carry yourself out of the mud and improve your chances of getting back on the right track. And why not inspire others to move to action and see life on the bright side?
@shawannaksays @icheer4you
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