4 Tips When Your Goals Seem Light Years Away

When You Goal Seems Light Years Away

First of all.. You are NOT ALONE!

This happens to all of us. Some more often than others… just saying. And actually it is a good thing! I know, you are probably giving the screen the middle finger now. But hear me out. It is a good thing because YOU CARE. And when you care, you are more willing to do something about it. So, without further ado, here are 4 Tips When You Goals Seem Light Years Away.

1. Focus on How Far You Have Come …

When we are ambitious, crazy ass go-getters, we are aways moving forward. When we get something done, we are on to the next thing. And while that is good, we need to ground ourselves and take a moment to see how far we have come.

So, take a few deep breaths, sink into your seat and reflect on your journey. Focus on all of the accomplishments you have made. Celebrate them. You deserve it!

2. Create Milestones …

Milestones are freakin’ rad. They are smaller, mini goals that need to get done to achieve the big goals. When you break down the big goal into smaller milestones, it makes it easier to see your progress. And it keeps that dangling carrot in your eyesight, which keeps you motivated. And bonus, it is a killer productivity hack to ensure you have all the steps in place to achieve your goal.

So, go ahead and write down your goal. And then write down all the key steps which need to be done. Next, prioritize the order of the goals. What needs to be done first? Then clump them together & create milestones to keep your head in the game.

3. Practice Gratitude!

It is all about Gratitude. Research shows practicing gratitude helps us in so many ways. A few of my fav’s are:

  • Increases immunity level
  • Increases Optimism score
  • Increases our Happiness Baseline we all have one
  • Decreases Isolation & Loneliness

 

Here is a daily gratitude log I use to get into the gratitude mode!

4. Pay it Forward

Sometimes the best thing to do when you are feeling in the dumps, is to do something for someone else. Why? Because as humans, we love to give to others. And when we do, it does wonders for us. It raises our vibrational levels & makes us feel good … which at the end of the day, isn’t that what life is all about? Feeling good?

Here are some effortless ways to pay it forward.

  • Buy a stranger coffee
  • Send a gratitude text to someone
  • Donate to a non-profit

 

So, there you have it. Those are my 4 tips when your goals seem light years away. And please believe that it happens to all of us. It is part of the process. But now, you are armed the next time you are kicking yourself for not being as far as you hoped you would be.

Ready to create a life you are OBSESSED with? I got your back. Set up a complimentary session with me now. We will get clear on where you are, where you want to be & I’ll hook you up with recommendations how to get there.

Enjoy the Journey!

– Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes!

Indrani

The ONE Ritual That Will Change Your Life!

Change Your Life It is the one ritual that will change your life! Best part? It is simple to do! Talk about Effortless!

My mantra is “It takes Effort to be Effortless & it is WORTH it!!”

I am a Momma of 2 girls, 10 & 3. I run a transformational coaching business. Needless to say, I am busy – just like you. So Effortless systems are mandatory in our lives.

So let’s get to it.

The One Ritual is ….. Setting a Daily Intention. It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

This is SO powerful in so many ways! Here are my favorites.

Intention Creates Focus

For most of us, we are rushing to get out of the door to get to all the “stuff” we need to do. We are not focused in on how we want to feel throughout the day. When we spend a few minutes daily focusing in on how we want to feel – that is really powerful.

Intention Guides Us

We can leverage the intention to have it guide us throughout our day. When facing a decision we can ask ourselves “Which option will best serve my intention for the day?”
What an amazing way to leverage our “inner GPS”?

Creates Presence

As our lives seems to get more busy, we need to make the time to live in the present moment. When we begin our day with an intention, we start off taking a few deep breaths to get present and increase our vibrations. It’s like rebooting our brain.

If you are a visual person like me, you can check out the live streaming Periscope I did just for this topic!

Okay, now that I have “sold” you on some of the benefits of Setting an Intention,

Here are 3 Effortless Ways to Set An Intention:

1. State of Mind

This is essential! If you are setting an intention out of fear, worry, stress or any other negative vibration the intention is not as powerful. So, let’s maximize the power of the intention!

Take a few cleansing breaths. Focus on 3 different things you have Gratitude for. Engage your emotions into the activity. When you elicit your emotions, your energetic vibrations will increase.

Now, take a few moments to focus on your breath. This creates presence in the here and now.
Next, ask yourself “How do I want to feel today?” Do you want to feel empowered, loved, happy, generous, etc? Take a moment and sink into that feeling.

Finally ask yourself “Are there any meetings or events that are happening today?” “How do I want to show up in those meetings/events?” Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to give value? Do you want to connect with like minded people?

Take a few final cleansing breaths. You can use my mantra. As I breathe in, I state “I am inhaling Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes” and when I exhale I say to myself “I am releasing any emotions/thoughts which do not serve my intention.”

2. Release the Control

This is crucial. So many times our minds want to jump to “how” our intention will manifest. By doing that we are limiting ourselves to a few outcomes. And who the heck wants to be limiting? By releasing the control we can allow for the intention to manifest.

3. Unwavering Belief

Trust the universe has your back. Sometimes things happen for us in unexpected ways. The outcome can hit us by surprise, so trust Life is Happening FOR YOU. Always. Because life is filled with speed bumps, detours & construction zones. And in those “hiccups” is where we are able to grow, learn & stretch into our Best Self!

The last thing is to incorporate this into your daily practice to really see the change in your life. Remember, it take effort to be effortless!

Ready to create a life your are Obsessed with? The life you are meant to live? I’ve got your back!

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Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes!

– Indrani

How to Make a Decision – 5 Effortless Strategies

Making a decision can be a pain in rear. Especially a big one.

When my client asked me for insight on how to make a decision, I decided to turn it into a blog post. Because my effortless tips are AWESOME SAUCE.

Let’s get to it.

How to Make a Decision

1. Act Like You are Advising a Friend or Loved One.

If they came to with the same dilemma, what advice would you give them? What would you recommend? This question is super powerful because it access your creativity and genius zone. It uses your own intuition – which is where the answer lies.

2. Are You Making Your Decision From Fear?

Our mind loves routine AND it loves to protect us. So the “safe” route is what the mid will prefer. Ensure the decision isn’t made JUST because it is the safer choice. Why? Because that is a decision made from a place of fear. And that can easily lead into regret later.

Don’t be the #shouldawouldacoulda person!

3. Is There Another Solution?

Look at the cons of all the options. Then see if there is a way to reduce the cons. Is there a new solution which can be a hybrid of the different options? Instead of just a “Yes” or “No” option, is there another solution which can work?

Ex: Should I invest a coach? 

Initial Options: 1. Yes, do it!      2. No! I can’t afford it.

Alternatives: 3. Maybe – let me looking into coaches & see if there is one that really inspires me. If and when I find that person, I can then re-evaluate my decision.

4. Project Yourself into the Future.

One year from now, when you are looking back on your decision, how does it feel? Try on all the options in your mind. Which feels better? Which one fuels your purpose/soul? Which fuels your goals? Which choice makes you proud & give your butterflies?

5. What Would Your BEST Self Do?

Do you have a mentor or role model? Take a few minutes and jot down what qualities about them inspire you. If they had to make the same decision what option would they choose?  Does that option resonate with you? This will get you closer to the mindset of the “ideal” you. What would she/he do?

TIPS:

– Ensure you are not stressed/anxious when you are asking yourself these questions

– Get a pen & paper! Writing is a powerful tool. Set a timer & get to it!

– Know YOU have the right answer. And these questions will guide you to it. Check out this research by PsychCentral.

– If nothing comes to you immediately, take a break and come back to it later.

Making decisions can be tricky. But now you are armed with thought provoking questions to make the best decision for you!

Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes

– Indrani

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3 Tips From My Transition from Corporate America to an Entrepreneur

I had the dream job in Corporate America. I LOVED it. I worked for Toyota HQ. I supported our Executives with develop & implementation of their Diversity & Inclusion Plans for their organization. I created, facilitated & led Mentoring Programs. I was able to impact our workforce in a massive way. The problem was, I felt constricted. It took a breakdown from overwhelm, lack of fulfillment & guilt to finally realize I was not meant for Corporate America.  Here are 3 Things I’ve learned from my transition from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship.

1. You are ALONE

Literally. I was in Corporate America for 16 years. Admittedly, sometimes I wish I did not have to deal with people … But I did love the collaborative & social element of the office life. When you are a sole entrepreneur, the physical interaction goes out the window. And it can get lonely & old real fast.

EFFORTLESS LIFE TIP: Go to networking events, meet ups and online to find like-minded entrepreneurs. Create a mastermind so you can connect, share, collaborate and up level each other. When it’s done correctly, it’s powerful.

2. You are The BOSS

There is no job description for the role. When you are starting off in the Entrepreneur space, you are it. Head of Product Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales … And this was a HARD pill to swallow. There were times I would wish for my job back in Corporate America. It was a hell of a lot easier. But, I pushed through. Because I knew if I did not give it my everything, I would have regret later in life.

EFFORTLESS LIFE TIP: Productivity is ESSENTIAL. As a sole entrepreneur creating a plan is vital. When I put these processes in place, it was a GAME CHANGER in my business. I increased sales while reducing stress, anxiety & worry. I’m all about win/wins.

3. It’s ALL in YOUR MIND

Mindset is key!! Seriously. When your mindset is right, the realm of possibilities open up for you. It’s the foundation to success. I worked on my mindset to overcome the roadblocks which had  stopped me from leaving the comforts of the stability. When I took control, evaluated & changed my mindset, it all changed. It was like seeing the world in HD. As a result, I have been able to weather the rocky parts of the Entrepreneurial adventure.

EFFORTLESS LIFE TIP: DO THE WORK! Really. So many entrepreneurs fail because they do not take the time to invest in themselves. And when you don’t invest in yourself, how will anyone invest in you? When you fix your mindset, you increase joy in all parts of your life. The best part? We have the power to change our reality. Ready to change yours? Let’s do it. Book your discovery session now!

the transition plan

Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes!

– Indrani

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The Power of Negative Emotions

For the longest time I didn’t “allow” myself to process negative emotions.

I didn’t want to be “The Emotional Gal” because I was told I wouldn’t be taken seriously – especially in Corporate America.

So, whenever I had negative emotions like fear, guilt or sadness I would tell myself “They were bad” and would push them deep inside. I thought I had it all figured out.

If I was able to be “happy” all the time, then everything would be fine. Kind of like the Seinfeld episode “Serenity NOW”.

It worked for a while. Then it all crashed down upon me…

I had a breakdown. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, full of anxiety and completely lost.

Even though it looked like I had it all … from Manifesting my Soulmate as a Divorced Mom to our amazing home in Los Angeles, our 2 beautiful girls, the “dream” job in Corporate America & a successful interior design business.

During my breakdown, I finally rolled up my sleeves and did the inner work that I desperately needed but never wanted to face.

Through a year of non-stop therapy, coaching, seminars, book & resources I was able to go through the dark and embrace the lights.

 I realized Negative thoughts ARE GOOD FOR US! 

They are there intentionally to alert us that something is off. It is a trigger for us to reflect and see what is going on with us and our environment. It’s a fabulous awareness tool. Here is a video I cut just for this important topic.

The thing is, most of us choose not to process and release them, we are only hurting ourselves & the people we love. We end up depressed, anxious and stressed. We take prescribe meds which can lead to other issues or we self medicate though food, shopping, gambling, passive aggressive actions, gossiping ….

Instead of harming ourselves and the people around us, let’s take BACK the control. Let’s process those pesky negative emotions. Then we can release them. And we can get back into our High Vibes.

Because my dear, we are all energy. And we are human magnets.

When we are radiating high vibes of love, gratitude, abundance – we attract more of that in our life.

Conversely, when we are living in the negative emotions for too long, we continue to attract more things to continue staying in the lower energetic vibrations.

And we can see it all around us. I am sure you have the Eeyore’s or Oscar the Grouch’s in the world. Remember the down in the dumps donkey from Winnie the Poo & the Green haired guy living in the trash can on Sesame Street? They had one thing is common. They were always radiating lower energy levels. 

Have you signed up for 7 Day Journey to An Effortless Life? It is a free 7 day challenge. The participants have gotten SO MUCH VALUE from this. From managing Guilt & Anxiety to Leveraging Negative Emotions & Attracting Abundance – they have achieved massive results. Sign up here to creative massive positive change in your life.

High Vibes

This is such an important piece of living a life you are Obsessed with. We all have days which drive us crazy. Crap happens. And that is okay.

Instead of pushing it down and trying to rationalize it, start to process it. Understand it. Learn from it. That is SO POWERFUL in our self awareness and reflection.

Because life is a journey, not a destination. The world is our classroom. It is up to us to find the lesson, search for the silver lining in all. That is how we grow. How we learn and how we teach others.

Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes!

– Indrani

Ready to create a life you are Obsessed with? Set up a discovery session now. It’s powerful.

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Impact of Negative Emotions On Our Health

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We all know negative emotions are not good for us. That is apparent. But did you know the link between negative emotions and our health? Research is coming out daily on the impact of harboring negative emotions like stress, anxiety, resentment, guilt and fear. It is so freakin’ inspiring to know we can take back the power of our health.

Let’s face it. Negative emotions happen to us all the time.

Check out my video on Negative Emotions here.

80% of our thoughts are negative.

Isn’t that insane? But, there are there for a purpose. It is an indicator, a warning light to let us know something is amiss. And most of the time we are completely unaware of our internal notifications.

Instead we choose to push it deep down inside of us. We try to believe it is not a big deal. And we may try to slop some positivity on top of it. But that does not work. Because the negative emotion is still within us. It needs to be released. And if we don’t intentionally release it, it will take matters into it’s own hands.

It can come out in passive aggressive comments. (That was my “go to”). Or it can be road rage. Or domestic violence. It is really scary when you think about all the cases of the guy who went postal and no one say it coming. And then as facts come up, they had emotional issues under the surface.

It can manifest in binge eating, or shopping (another vice of mine), drinking or drugs as an escape route.

The latest research has shown over 40% of cancer patients has “forgiveness issues”. The anger and hatred creates chronic anxiety. And it produces bad stuff which hinders the production of the good cells to fight cancer. See more here.

So, it is in our best interest to process the emotions we have. And know there is a difference between forgiving and condoning the action. The forgiveness is a release of emotions. It is something we can do for ourselves. Now.

Now is the time to take our power back. Release the emotions and embrace forgiveness. It is a simple way to create peace in our life.

You can do the work on your own, or you can find someone that can help you.

I’ll be doing a free challenge – The 7 Day Journey to an Effortless Life and this will be one of the topics we will cover. It will be freakin’ awesome!

And if you are ready to take massive action & go boldly in the direction of your dreams, I got your back. Apply for a free discovery session here. We can get clear on where you are, where you want to be & I’ll hook you up with recommendations on how to get there.

Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of High Vibes!

– Indrani