Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Are We There Yet? VLOG

Have you felt stuck in that in-between place while you wait on your dreams to manifest? When you want to give up or turn back? Then this vlog will encourage you. When on a trip people often wonder when we will reach our desired destinination. And they usually ask- Are We There Yet?
In this Vlog I share some tools that you can use as you're in the holding patterns of life. Be encouraged and know it will happen for you, don't quit and keep moving towards your desired destination.
  1. Find a worthwhile project
  2. Surround yourself with positive, creative people
  3. Keep hope alive
  4. Give thanks for how far you've come

Monday, March 7, 2016

Fail Forward!

We will experience things that we or others will label as a failure. There have been circumstances where we put forth our best effort, but the outcome was not what we projected or expected. This can leave us in a state of confusion, frustration, and shame. We begin the blame game and the mantra of what we coulda, shoulda, woulda have done to make it happen the way we wanted. The truth is, the perceived failure had a purpose. It came to reach, teach, and change us from the inside out. The situation that has caused so much turmoil within us must be embraced and not rejected.  We are to review the process with the guidance and insight of the Holy Spirit. We allow the Spirit to reveal what was behind the surface and what to do next. Most importantly, we learn our challenges can transition us to a better version of ourselves, we can step out in faith into a new path, and we can allow the situation to show us who we really are at the core. What was our motivation? Why did we make the choices we made? and What's next now that we have insight and wisdom?  When we learn to accept our challenges and allow them to teach and grow us we see what we perceived as  "Failure" was actually a gift and blessing from God. #Coreworkulm #ulmuhammad #manifest2016

Peace and Blessings- U. L. Muhammad

Thursday, March 3, 2016

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Goals

We are in the third month of 2016 and some have already set their 2016 goals and others may be in the process or haven't started yet. I wanted to give you 4 mistakes to avoid when setting your goals for this year:

  • Setting Other People's Goals- Make sure you are setting the goals you plan on reaching. You may have family and friends who think you should set certain goals, but remember you are the one doing the work and have to achieve them. Set realistic goals that you desire.
  • Not Reviewing Your Progress- Take the time to review what you have accomplished is a good way to see where you need to go and a great source of encouragement. This is also a good time to review your short term goals and celebrate victories and accomplishments. Update your goals and amend goals that no longer work for you.
  • Setting "Negative" Goals- Negative goals can put you in the wrong mindset for success. Reframe your goals in a positive light and tone to ensure you have the energy, drive, and correct mindset to see them through. 
  • Setting too Many Goals- Use quality not quantity rule when setting goals. Write out your 6 month and then 12 month goals and then narrow them down to 3. Once you have accomplished those, then move down your list to the next set of goals. 
Setting goals is a good way to stay focused and have accountability. Don't shy away from making goals. It's a good way to track your progress and reach your desired results.
Let the planning begin...