The Selfishly Happy Academy

on Sunday, 31 January 2016.

The Selfishly Happy Academy

Three years ago I wrote the blog, Selfishly Happy. Instantly the blog became one of my most loved pieces. Women from all over immediately connected with the concept. I didn’t realize when I put my truth out there for everyone that so many people would not only relate, but want the same thing for themselves. Years later I still get emails from women who stumble across the blog and ask me how they can become selfishly happy.

What I have become more and more sure of over the years is that no amount of resume work, interview prep or work life balance coaching can help a person achieve her goals if she has not claimed her happiness. If you feel guilty about pursuing your dreams or don’t value yourself enough to take time out for you, you will remain stuck. I can’t coach a single mom to design her daily activities if she feels guilt around carving out “me time.” You can’t productively work on a promotion, a raise or a new business when you’re in your own way.

 

So I’ve created the Selfishly Happy Academy. A 30 day movement designed to introduce you to unadulterated, empowered, free happiness! The last time I was THIS excited is when I found a six pack of break and bake chocolate chip cookies at Kroger for $1! I absolutely cannot wait to take this ride with you. Here are the deets:

Live Well's 2016 Book List - Part 1

on Sunday, 03 January 2016.

Live Well's 2016 Book List - Part 1

I used to read. I mean all the time. I used to always have a book in my hand. When I’m reading I’m growing and when I pour into myself I’m in a better position to help others. I’ve had several conversations with clients, friends and family members all saying the same thing. So I put together a list of six books that I want to read during the first six months of 2016. And I thought I’d share them with you. If you’ve read any let me know. If you haven’t and want to read with me, click on the link and purchase the book. I might even do a chat on the book at the end of each month If I can figure Periscope out. I’ve been an Amazon affiliate for years, but never really did anything with the relationship. Now that I’m reading I’ll use the affiliate links to help pay for the sight and to help connect you to great reads!

Below are the books and the month I’m going to read them. I hope you’ll read with me. Also drop a comment below and give me ideas for great books for the next six months of the year. 12 books in 12 months is my goal. What’s yours?

Reflections and Goals of a Career and Empowerment Blogger

on Wednesday, 30 December 2015. Posted in Goal Setting

Reflections and Goals of a Career and Empowerment Blogger

It’s amazing how much and how little can change in a year. 2015 has been one for the books. I have had my share of struggles and upsets and let downs, but I can honestly say that I feel great going into the next year. I have learned that what’s important is that you focus on the lesson. It’s the getting through and over that mean so much!

I find myself in an amazing place this year on my birthday. I’m happy, but introspective. I’m grateful and goal oriented. I’m determined yet satisfied. I’m all over, but centered. I’m just me. I’ve just found this special sweet spot that is everything. I think I’ve been arriving here forever.

 

As you know I don’t “do” resolutions. I think they’re traps. They don’t work for me. But I do set goals for the New Year and I do reflect on the past year and make affirmations to keep me motivated throughout my transitions.  So because you’ve been rocking with me and we’re like besties these days I wanted to share what I’m working on. I have created SMART goals for each of these items, but I’m not going to get into the specifics here and this is not at all a conclusive list. I’ll be working on something at all times and it’s in no particular order…it’s random…like me..That’s what makes me Drea!

Work at Home Rules

on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted in Home Office

Work at Home Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a little over a year since I walked away from my full-time job to work on my dream. Since August of 2014 I’ve been working on building the Live Well CPS brand by giving life to my newest program, Sex Industry CEO, a career transition program for strippers and exotic dancers. Along with building my company I’ve supplemented my income by providing contract coaching services and giving lectures and presentations. I have LOVED every minute of my new work life, but it has taken some adjustment.  

For example working from home is the bee’s knees except when my partner does not understand that I’m working from home. He only sees the “from home” part. I’ve had to develop some real boundaries to help him understand that when I’m working…I’m working. So here are the four home office rules that I’ve adopted for myself:

Gratitude: Let's Share

on Wednesday, 25 November 2015. Posted in Coaching

Gratitude: Let's Share

With Thanksgiving around the corner now is the time when many people stop and give thanks for the people and things that they are thankful for. Whether or not you participate in the holiday, vocally acknowledging what you're grateful for is a practice that we all should get into. This year as I make decisions about next steps for my business and career, I thought that I'd spend some time expressing gratitude for a few of the lessons that I've learned in my career. Here are three things below:

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