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Ladies, Top 10 Reasons why Walking is Good for You!!

One of the flagship programs of the Whole Woman Network is  ‘Healthy Steps: A Community Walking Club’. We all know the benefits of exercising regularly and we are also aware of the challenges women face with respect to the required resources:  creating the time, having the available funds for gym memberships, developing the willpower and most importantly maintaining the consistency of an exercise routine.

And so, when we decided to choose an activity to help our members develop and/or maintain good health, we wanted something that would neutralize their previous challenges and also be fun and engaging.

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Month 4 – A Fitness Journey: Thoughts, Acts, Habits, Character

A few months ago, I finally took a proactive step on my journey to physical fitness. Like a lot of women who struggle with keeping to a regular exercise regime and predominantly healthy diet, I hit a plateau in the last few weeks. I had a change of schedule in my week and all the old bad habits (and all their associated excuses), just started creeping back: Stopped going to the gym (no time to exercise), eating junk and unhealthy food (too much stress in preparing healthy alternatives),….

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Surround Yourself with the Dreamers and the Doers…..

You are the average“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” ~Edmund Lee

Here are 7 Quotes and nuggets of wisdom to buttress the need for you to constantly surround yourself with the right people, environment and opportunities.

Greatness can be attained by constantly following others who reflect that which you seek to have. Meditate and Reflect on the following and take ACTION towards a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier YOU! #BridgingTheIntegrityGap

1.  “Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them everyday, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real role models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply SEEM great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame to notoriety. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

2. “Who and What you stare at and listen to long enough, you begin to look and think like.” ~An old African proverb

3. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~Jim Rohn

life is too short4.  “People inspire you or they drain you, pick wisely!” ~Hans F. Hansen~

5. “Create a set of great personal values and surround yourself with the right people that can form your support system. Have an optimistic spirit and develop a strong purpose that you completely believe in and everything you can imagine is possible, for you.” ~Andrew Horton

6. “If you find yourself at the head of the class, you’re in the wrong class. It’s time to find a new class.” ~John Maxwell

7. “No matter how skillful you are, if you are with the wrong team your star will not shine. You’ll only keep struggling but results will be far from you. Quit ‘Camp Losing’ for ‘Camp Winning’. Surround yourself with a bunch of winners and see yourself winning big.” ~Unknown

Here are my thoughts for creating your own ‘environment’:

todayHave a deep awareness of the environment you’re in, either by choice or by default. Who and What are you surrounding yourself with? Who and What are you constantly watching and listening to, in real life, on the radio, television, internet?

Become more aware of what you allow into your space and what you contribute when you’re in other people’s spaces. Pay attention to all your interactions; meetings, groups, chatrooms, both online and offline. Know when to disconnect and reconnect.

In a fight between you and your environment, chances are your environment often wins! So if your physical universe is strife with corruption, evil and indiscipline, counteract it by reading motivational, inspiring and life-transforming books.

Take little action steps that unplug you from the rot around. Be your own inner light. Lead yourself with integrity and be gentle too. The best time to start is always NOW!

The more you complain and talk about what is NOT right, the more it sucks you in. Stop the blame game, no one ever won it. Look for positive lights in the seeming darkness, seek out other like-minded people who want to make a difference, no matter how small.

FOCUS on what can be and use up your energy to add and create value. Focus on what you want, do not waste your resources on what you do not want. WE create the society of our dreams. Take action on what you know, the path reveals itself with each step. To know better and not do better is an even bigger pain and disservice!

5 peopleLearn to be a fantastic FOLLOWER. Follow great people, follow happy & joyous people, follow wise people, follow people making a meaningful difference.

Follow healthy people, follow ethical people who are wealth & value-creators, follow people who’re beautiful inside-out, follow successful experts in the fields you’re interested in, follow focused people, follow all that is great and wonderful. Follow people that will challenge, motivate and inspire you to ACTION!

It is a fact that their aura will rub off on you because you BECOME that which you constantly surround yourself with.

DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR VISON FOR YOUR LIFE? Are you moving towards or away from the vision you have for yourself?What do you really want out of life? Are you currently living your dream life, career, business, relationships? You have the power of co-creation and transformation, unlock and use it! Assess and check the crowd you’re presently in. Ask yourself honestly: does this crowd serve your purpose, does it align with your ultimate divine destiny? Adapt a new middle name: ‘FOLLOW-FOLLOW’.

Begin to follow leaders in the different areas you wish to excel in. I do not refer to the blind, ego-stroking, sycophantic, worship of supposedly ‘successful’ but fake people! I mean a beautiful, humble and respectful ‘mentor-mentee’ relationship based on an authentic exchange of values because we are all INTRINSICALLY VALUABLE!

take actionYour environment either shapes you or you adapt to it. Very few people have succeeded in shaping their environments. So be careful of what and who you are allowing into your space.

Learn from mentors and role models around you, adapt their principles, strategies and and apply them in your life. Yes, it is possible, you can CHOOSE to follow your way to GREATNESS.

First, seek intellectual knowledge and then, second, experiential knowledge (wisdom) by simply taking focused, consistent and aligned ACTION steps! (In the conjugation of life’s verbs, ‘TO DO’ is always more powerful than ‘to say’.

In the words of Tony Robbins: “You simply become who you spend time with. The quality of your life is proportional to the quality of your relationships.” Therefore, it is important to model other people who are already exemplary in different aspects of their behaviours, habits, characters etc.

Add these to your ‘TO DO’ list this week:

1. Identify and write down 3 key areas you wish to grow and develop in (They may be in your professional/personal life);

2. Identify 3 role models/mentors who are at the top of their game in these areas;

3. Follow them! Join their mailing lists, sign up for their webinars, seminars, workshops, events etc.

4. Each week, apply at least one learning from mentors/coaches to your life;

5. Keep on practicing what you’ve learned until it becomes a part of your neurology i.e. you cannot help but just do it!

6. Teach what you’ve learned to others (or at least one person). When we teach, we re-install all the learnings and consolidate them in our lives. So share everything you know with as much people as you can!

7. Celebrate your journey, and rejoice over every single milestone. Reflect, reassess and revamp the process and keep the learning window always open. There is always more….make room in your heart, mind, spirit and soul to keep learning, growing and evolving. When we stop growing, we are dead! *Note that as you grow and transform, your list of role models also evolves.

In the words of Jim Rohn: ‘The greatest room in the world is the room for self improvement.”

Send us an email (wholewomannetworkinc@gmail.com or info@wholewomannetwork.com), with your top 3 most important role models/mentors. As always, WWN will give away 3 motivational/inspirational books at the end of the month to three lucky participants.

(Our 3 picks are: Brene Brown’s ‘Gift of Imperfection’, Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath’, and Paulo Coelho’s ‘Manuscript found in Accra’). Remember, life is a wonderful game and a wonderful daring adventure, it all depends on HOW you choose to look at it! Dare to play at 100% or NOT at all! Have fun and Good luck. Enjoy your journey to greatness!!!

Bloggers NoteFrom a grateful heart, with love:  I am thankful for the following Heroes and SHEroes who have shaped and continue to shape the person I was yesterday, who I am now and who I’m becoming tomorrow. Some have passed away, some I have met in person and others have become close friends and invaluable close-knit family of cyber-mentors/coaches.

My loving husband and amazing children, my ancestors, my mom, Bridget Ume, My dad, Cyprian Ume(RIP), Kate Okoro, all my ‘sister-friends’ (you all know yourselves…), my siblings and family, my wonderful in-laws, Jean N. Pere.

And others such as Marie Forleo, Mary Okobi (RIP), Tony Robbins, Crystal Andrus, Ali Brown, Oby Ezekwesili, Chimamanda Adichie, Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame Hadraawi, Sufi, King David :-), Connie Podesta, Kathy Ireland, Eugenia Abu, Les Brown, Sandi Krakowski, Lisa Sasevich, Uche Eze, Jerry Roberts, Jordan Adler, Cody Bateman.

Others include: Hilary Clinton, Maya AngelouOprah WinfreyIyanla Vanzant, Brene Brown, Leke Alder, Funmi Iyanda, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Marianne Williamson, Pope John Paul II (RIP), T. Harv Eker, Suze OrmanGail Vaz-Oxlade, Bimbo Odukoya (RIP), Funmi Ransome-Kuti, Nina Jean, Nana Asma’u, Margaret Ekpo, Joyce Meyer, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, The Bridge family….(and so many cool people I got to meet via social media).

I am grateful to the human potential, leadership, coaching and private wealth management professional communities. In particular, I am especially thankful to the thousands of people, from so many different countries, with whom I connect through social media, face-to-face, via email or telephone. Thank you for taking up the courage to live your best lives NOW, with purpose, passion and power!

And a huge thank you to those that I have never met in person, who unfailingly, send in their heartfelt testimonials/stories and are always so willing and happy to share their hearts and thus, make a difference in the lives of others! You honour me with your presence. We are all connected, and we all share a common humanity. Thank you for holding sacred space for the rest of us.

Who is in your circle of five (5)? Who are you following? Who are your favourite role models, teachers, mentors and coaches?

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Love, Light & Truth!

-Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, MBA (www.Julietkego.com)

Poet | Master-Certified Leadership Coach-Trainer -Consultant|

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Whole WoMan Network

Raising a New Generation of Transformational, Ethical & Creative African Leaders


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Day 20: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

winnersQuestions of the day: Are you pursuing a life of excellence or settling for a life of mediocrity? Do you want kick ass results in your life? Are you ready to take quantum leaps to get to your goals? Are you willing and committed to deploy your resources in pursuit of your purpose? Are you surrounding yourself with the right role models, mentors and coaches in your bid to soar and be the best version of you possible?

WWN Reflection DAY 20: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

Sometimes we forget that we are never alone and we do not have to go the distance all by ourselves. We are blessed with the unique ability of ASKING and also RECEIVING. There are always resources around us that we can tap into. The universe is always in flow, and if we surrender and flow with it, we would be amazed at the synchronicity and abundance it offers. Great leaders know how and when to resource for the ‘fuel’ they need.

In the world of sports, is acknowledged that hardly anyone ever made it to the play-offs or olympics alone, without a support system made of family, friends, mentors, role models and coaches. Our dreams and goals have ripple effect on those around us. As we live our purpose, we inspire and empower others to do the same. It is our responsibility to reach out and ask for help in order to harness our skills, develop our abilities and polish our unique talents. Do you have positive and empowering role models/mentors/coaches in all areas of your life?

Ask for help Imagine for a moment, that your life journey is the major olympics and you only have just one shot at it. Do you have a solid team behind you? Is your supper system firmly in place or are you carrying around the baggage of naysayers, who pull you down and kill your dreams with their thoughts, words, attitude, actions, inactions? Remember, anyone who does not add value or move you in the direction of your purpose serves no purpose in your life.

The paradox is that we are all intrinsicly connected and so, everyone you encounter has a purpose in your life. The key to unlocking their role lies in your hands. The more you become aware of who you are and what your purpose is, the more you become empowered in how you exchange energy and value with everyone around you.

You have the power to co-create what you need/want, the mystery is in surrendering and allowing life to happen, opening up your hearts and minds to your creators design for you, asking the right questions, courageously taking consistent action inspire of your fears, aligning what you are doing with who you are being and asking for help, inspiration and guidance from God and seeing his glory in everything and everyone around you!

Here are 7 reasons why you may consider getting role models/mentors/coaches:

1. Monkey see, monkey do! The more you model excellent behaviour, the more you begin to live a life of excellence! We are innately programmed to model and co-habit with others, the choice then becomes simply modelling the right behaviour, traits and values that you aspire towards.

learn and teach2. All learning, change and behaviour occurs at an unconscious level. There may be a myriad of things holding us from reaching our full potentials; limiting beliefs, glass ceilings/floors, Pandora box of negative emotions, culture, education, environment etc. Most often, they are outside of our conscious awareness and we need someone who really sees and believes our inner magnificence, is professional trained on the right modalities and strategies, and who can commit to our transformation, even when we are yet to commit and believe in ourselves.

3. Most human goals are achievable simply by following certain simple principles. For example, to lose weight and be healthy, all you really need to do are 3 major things: Eat healthy, Exercise regularly and Rest properly.  Another example, to have financial well-ness, you basically need to leave within your means, save and invest well.

Nearly everything else is a variation of these basic tripods. Yet, the irony is that what is simple is never quite easy. Hence the alarming rate of obesity and debt levels worldwide! The obvious common-sense principles are never quite common-sense practice because of the human factor a.k.a ‘Disciplined Habits’. We often need coaches to get us and keep us on track with our goals. They create an accountability system and enable us take action towards our results.

mentoring4. Role models show us that it is possible and they lead by example. They are not perfect, they simply choose to triumph by accepting their imperfections, they share their truth and show us how to live with authenticity and integrity.

Mentors share their years of experience, including their successes and failures. They share principles that we may adopt and adapt. Of what use is re-inventing the wheel, when we can build upon what has been established? Why suffer to build new tracks, when existing pathways are already laid out for us?

Coaches act as tour guides in our journey of life. They ask the questions that hopefully lead you to your answers in finding your unique truth. They enable us explore and expand our model of the world and to communicate and live our truth. They open up our senses and create a sense of awareness in us about the different parts that are in conflict within us, that is, parts that are not congruent. They introduce us to and equip us with the necessary tools in order to align our most unconscious programs and values with who we really are.

confidence5. Sometimes, different events in our life phases can lead to a feeling of being stuck, burnt out, stressed out and/or depressed. Human beings often resist change and fall into the trap of the imaginary ‘comfort zone’. This can be likened to sitting on the fence, going neither here nor there. It is living life in the grey zone, seeming taking action but getting to no-where land!

Events such as child-birth, change of job, location change (immigration), severe financial stress, death, marriage, divorce, job loss, rape, assault, or illness are examples of changes that may disrupt our sense of direction or purpose. Notice that even though some of these changes may be happy events, if the changes that follow are not properly handled or adapted to, they may lead to minor or major negative states or conditions. At these critical periods, the value of a great coach is often priceless.

control6. Every human being is unique, with special strengths, abilities, talents, skills and approach to life. The whole point is not to play the compare and contrast game with others. Coaches are able to elicit what is fundamentally original about you. They help you discover hidden/forgotten strengths. It is a dynamic process and not a prescriptive one based on recommendations. The journey is different for everyone. The answers are already within you.

In essence, coaches shift your focus from a defeatist attitude of looking at the grass over the fence and thinking it greener to looking inwards to your own garden and spending all your resources sowing, weeding, nurturing and harvesting your own fruits. It is the whole journey and not simply the harvesting that creates the transformation.

7. Change is permanent. We are always in flux. We live in a world that is constantly evolving. New technologies, regulations, opportunities are always emerging. The world is now a marketplace filled with information overload. Everything is almost a ‘google-click-away!’ We are always changing, growing and transforming. Like layers of an onion, each day we acquire new knowledge, awareness and insights. As we adapt to the changes within and outside of us, sometimes, things may become overwhelming and processing the conflicting information directed at our senses may lead to feelings of being trapped and stripped of choices.

Great coaches look way beyond the surface structure of your words and behaviours. They are able to draw a distinction between who you are and your behaviour. A coach’s role is to elicit deeper questions to uncover multiple options and choices available to us. They also install new strategies to drive the new behaviours that will lead to better habits in our pursuit for excellence.

FutureThey engage, educate and empower us to achieve the results we seek. Coaches are caring of our dreams and totally uncaring of our excuses! They see our magnificence and have no interest in our game of pretence! So are you willing and ready to transform your life OR are you pretending to want to transform your life? Coaches calibrate on your behaviour. Talk is cheap, ACTION speaks, and eloquently too!

Great coaches re-focus us to be at cause and take ownership of our responses and outcomes, rather than being at effect and stuck in the vicious patterns of excuses, blaming and complaining! A coach opens us up to the inherent creative source within us. Do you want to take a shot at the great olympics called life? Do you want results and not reasons? Are you tired of getting by and you wish to soar? Then, take a chance and bet on your dreams, hire a great coach today and lead yourself to a life of excellence! Once you’ve been gifted with the blessings of having great role models, mentors and coaches, remember the laws of gratitude and reciprocity, pay it forward and shine/share your light and learnings with someone else.

Note: WWN offers 1-hour complimentary coaching sessions to 3 lucky individuals every Monday, between 11.30 am to 2.30 pm EST. Simply send an email with your name, location and telephone number to info@wholewomannetwork.com. Requests are on a first come basis.

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Poet | Master-Certified Leadership Coach-Trainer -Consultant|

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FB PIC High RezThe preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Co-Founder and Executive Director at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming books: “UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership”  and “Today, I Will Not Bow”.  A self-described Life-Connoisseur, who loves life and the whole human experience, Juliet was nicknamed a ‘reminderist’,  [one who reminds us of that which we already know; that we are not fractured or broken and NOW is the perfect time to replace that fallacy with a new, beautiful truth: we are worthy, empowered, complete, whole creatures and our life journey is to return to wholeness]!

Her message is simply: “To use the power of written-spoken-sung WORDS to connect, heal, empower, change and transform our inner and outer worlds. Words have power in the meaning and interpretation we choose to give them and all of life is synchronistic poetry in motion! Are you telling empowering stories about yourself and others?” 

She is a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Investment & Financial Literacy for women and youth (especially girls). Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc. Enjoy some of her portfolio of poems on her Floetry Blog and follow her daily reflective posts on Facebook.

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DAY 17: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

DreamQuestions of the Day: What is your vision for your life in terms of our relationship with your God, family, work or career and community? What legacy do you wish to leave behind? How do you want your loved ones to remember you?

Do you have clarity on who you wish to be at the end of your journey? Do you realize that you have the power to live and create the memories you wish to look back on in the future right now in the present?

WWN Reflection DAY 17: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

It is important to have big and clear goals for our lives. Once we are clear on our end goal(s), it is easier to reverse engineer our lives and fill in the details. Sometimes we run the risk of living a purposeless existence, all because we failed to have a clear vision for the future.

And suddenly, our days become years and soon enough decades go by and we are left with all the should have, could have, would have….A life filled with regrets instead of a life of wonderful memories, worth celebrating. “Until you have a plan for your life, it is difficult to plan for your day.” ~Tony Robbins~

Live and act inspite of the fears you face everyday. The regrets in life are rarely based on the action steps we took, rather the deeper regrets are often over the things we failed to do. When we take action, we are able to course-correct because we have the gift of learning from the experience(s). Focus on each day and the simple steps that must be taken in the direction of your dreams. Remember, if it does not add to your purpose, then it definitely detracts and distracts from it.

“People who FAIL in life tend to focus on the pain/discomfort that they will have to go through to get to their goals; people who SUCCEED focus solely on what and how it will feel like in the end, when they’ve achieved their goals.” ~Anthony Robbins~

As you start this new week, here are some simple reflections to dwell on. Surprise yourself and put them into practice, and pay attention to the results in your life. Sometimes, it is the little things that make the big difference. They are the ‘extra’ little things that move you from ordinary to extra-ordinary. The small things collectively, make a BIG difference!

1. Be present and show up fully in your life, community, work and business. Show up on time in life, work, play and business;

2. Always seek new ways to add value, always go beyond what is expected and rise above the norm;

3. Know your own worth and value, place a premium on yourself and others;

4. Respect the concept of time, become more aware of how well you use it, or how badly you waste it;

5. Learn the art and science of positioning (i.e. meaningfully serving with authenticity and viewing sales as an exchange of value between parties);

6. Learn to articulate the pains/needs of others, even better than they would. Give people what they want and sell them what they need OR give them what they need and sell them what they want;

7. Have an active database of everyone in your life, prioritize/classify your list and have a system to keep in touch and connect with family/clients/prospects-be there to celebrate their joys and stand by them during their challenging times;

8. Become a ‘solutions provider’ and not merely a ‘sales person’. People want solutions to their problems or challenges, make it about them and not about you, your products or services;

9. No matter how difficult your external environment is, become a ‘Realistic Optimist!’ Be patient, build it one brick at a time. Be hungry, go for your dreams. Be stubborn, fight for your dreams. Success follows certain patterns, take the time to study, understand and live these universal rules, laws and principles. Be disciplined, take consistent, focused action steps. Be flexible, do not be attached to an outcome or any particular way of getting to your path. Simply do your part and know that a critical mass of success WILL occur at some point;

10. Have FAITH. Faith is a decision to trust whole-heartedly and believe that it IS always possible. Faith needs no reason, data, excuses, plans, research, explanations…It simply is. Faith always says: ‘It is well!’ ‘There is a way!’ ‘It can and will be done!’ Decide to have FAITH in God, in humanity, and in love. Work hard and pray harder. If that fails, pray hard and work harder!

As you begin your new week, really take a moment to reflect on what you wish to manifest. Focus on exactly what you want and not on the ‘problems’ (what you do NOT want!) What if your problem is not your problem? What if your problem is simply just a problem? Think about it. Quit taking things so personal, begin to let PROBLEMS/PAINS go when they’ve served their purpose. Challenges occur to make you grow in wisdom, skill set and resilience!

Stop telling stories of a past pain that is already completed, over and done with, simply to re-create your pain. Learn from the experience and choose to let it go. Tell empowering stories and decide to move forward. Time does heal, how could it not? Allow time to do its work of healing. Be patient, it is a gradual process. Healing is inevitable, we alone hold ourselves back, consciously or unconsciously.

Who are you without the burden of that pain you’re carrying around? Become that person who is empowered, wiser and stronger because of the pain and not the person who is diminished or reduced by it. Do not waste your pain. Channel your pain, with passion, into a purposeful path. Everything that happens to us is merely to gift us with more awareness of who we are and a deeper understanding of others.

You have the power and ability to create your own unique flow. Be certain and know, therefore, that you always have a choice to learn and grow or to remain exactly where you are, knowing only what you know now and continuing your drama of pain and your dance of blaming and complaining. Your choice, your call!

We have the power to re-frame and reinterpret the events in our world. The event are merely events, they are neutral. We give them energy and juice it up. Use that to your advantage. Give it the energy that serves your own purpose. Create your own unique flow. It is your God-given gift! Choose to co-create beauty, joy, value, service, fun…do it all within a master-frame of LOVE!”

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The preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Strategic Interventionist, Wealth Management Consultant & Leadership-Coach at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming book: ‘UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership.” She is an avid Life Connoisseur and a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership Training, Investment & Financial Literacy for women. Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc.

Happy New Month! DAY 1: Take ACTION and transform your life….

happy new monthQuestion of the Day: “What is your W.O.W: What are you WILLING to change in ONE WEEK to reposition and transform  your life?” 

“One day you will wake up and suddenly realize that there won’t be any more time to do what you’ve always wanted. Do it NOW!” ~Paulo Ceohlo~

Today is the beginning of the rest of your life!  It’s a brand new Month, filled with opportunities and possibilities.

For the next 30 days, what are you willing to do to transform your life? Are you ready to commit and take the required action steps in the direction of your dreams?

Join us as we share simple reflections and hopefully engage, educate and empower you to take ACTION towards a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier YOU! Even if you’ve heard, seen, read or felt these words before, open up your hearts and minds and experience them all over again. Dare to see yourself in a brand new, beautiful light!”

What 3 area(s) of your life do you wish to improve the most? What 3 area(s) would have the most impact on all other areas of your life?

  • Faith & Spirituality?
  • Health & Wellness?
  • Family & Relationship?
  • Career & Business?
  • Beauty & Self-Image
  • Fun & Leisure
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Financial Well-being & Prosperity?
  • Community & Social Responsibility?
  • YOU! Your Dreams, Passions and Purpose?

Map out the next 30 days of your life, take action and join WWN’s ’30-Day Challenge to a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier You.’ Let’s share strategies, action-steps, principles and tips on w(h)olistic living .  It is a common-sense approach to taking control and gaining mastery of your life. At the core of our programs are principles of  Self-Love, Self-Accountability and Self-Leadership.  You have the gift and ability to co-create your life with God. Own it!create yourself

WWN Reflection DAY 1: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

Today’s FOCUS is on Time Management. What does time mean to you? How do you use it, spend it or waste it? Do you realize that it is one of your most valuable resources? TIME is finite for everyone because everyone has a start and end date, at birth and at death. So how are you CHOOSING to fill in the time in between? You cannot really ‘manage’ time, what you can control and manage is yourself and your choices in your use of time. So, Time Management is really about Self-Management.

Some strategies and Tips for effective Self-Management:

#1. Use 15 minutes each, at the beginning and at the end of each day to reflect on your activities, plan your time and  map out your schedule for the present day and also the next day. If you do NOT plan for your time and keep track of it, you will lose it on ‘non-value’ adding activities. In the words of Tony Robbins, if you have not planned your day, you cannot plan your life;

#2. Have dedicated times for both ‘time-thieves’ and important life activities e.g. you may decide on a particular day, to spend at most 1 hour on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), 8 hours at work, 8 hours for sleep, 2 hours on family time, 30 minutes on ‘ME-time, 30 minutes on reading a book, 1 hour on TV etc Change up your schedule accordingly to reflect who and what you value in life;

#3. Learn to be on time and leave on time (avoid ‘African Time‘ as much as you can because over the years,  it eats into overall life-productivity). Begin to respect and value your time and people will reflect your behaviour. We teach people how to treat us;

#4. Avoid and limit negative thought patterns and negative people/environments as much as you can, they rob you of positive energy needed to create and grow yourself/business. Spend more time on what/who you love, delegate energy-draining and time-sucking activities to others (there’s always someone out there who loves the tasks that you struggle with), focus your time on what adds the most value and gives you the most sense of fulfilment and joy. Life’s way too short to waste your time;

TIME FLIES#5. Every one has the same amount of time in a day, it is what you choose to do with it that counts and makes the difference. Become more aware of the power of choice and direct your energy and channel your thoughts to your goals. Whatever you focus on, expands!!

Rather than gossiping about someone, reflect on your own life, rather than complaining, think of all the possible solutions to a problem, rather than raging at the world or people, go for a walk, rather than feeling down read a book/watch a movie, rather than eating mindlessly, be aware of when you’re actually hungry and never eat when you’re too emotional (too happy or too sad). Don’t just spend time, use it in a way that aligns with your higher purpose. Lead yourself and you will master your use of time!

#6. Monetize your time. Know what your every hour is worth so that you can gift it and use it accordingly in your personal and professional lives. At the heart of effective use of time are two concepts: 1. Mastering the art and science of PRIORITIZATION and 2. Mastering the dangerous habit of PROCRASTINATION;

#7. Always begin and end each day with gratitude for the gift and blessing of time. Have a sense of respect and honour for the time others share with you.  We are the sum total of our conscious and unconscious thoughts, words and choices, so speak of time exactly how you want it to be!

If you are in the habit of saying: ‘I never have enough time’, ‘I’m stressed for time’, ‘I need more time’, ‘Time is not enough to do x, y, z…perhaps this is the month to change those patterns and embed new programs in your unconscious mind through the volitional use of positive words.

Some good examples: “I have enough time to do x, y,z..”, “Time is a wonderful gift and I am using my time productively and effectively, in the pursuit of my purpose”, “I have the ability to make my time enjoyable and free of stress …” Life is more or less, a self-fulfilling prophesy!

Remember to always take the time to reflect, meditate, pray and celebrate every waking hour of your life. Treasure the wonder, beauty and gift of TIME. The more you treat time with the respect it deserves, the more it serves, honours and respects you right back.

Important Note: Spend time practicing ‘self-love’ and learn to treat yourself and your time with the respect you deserve. Everything is about mindset. Successful people focus on their goals and use up all their resources (time, money, energy, networks), pursuing them. Do you want your life story to be a success? Then master two key things: your SELF( thoughts, words, choices, actions) and your TIME!

Watch the following videos on goal setting and time management:

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2HBoYDKRk

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezxu5YF22WE

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Blogger Bio:

Juliet Ume in polka dot topThe preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Co-Founder and Executive Director at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming books: “UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership”  and “Today, I Will Not Bow”.  A self-described Life-Connoisseur, who loves life and the whole human experience, Juliet was nicknamed a ‘reminderist’,  [one who reminds us of that which we already know; that we are not fractured or broken and NOW is the perfect time to replace that fallacy with a new, beautiful truth: we are worthy, empowered, complete, whole creatures and our life journey is to return to wholeness]!

Her message is simply: “To use the power of written-spoken-sung WORDS to connect, heal, empower, change and transform our inner and outer worlds. Words have power in the meaning and interpretation we choose to give them and all of life is synchronistic poetry in motion! Are you telling empowering stories about yourself and others?” 

She is a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Investment & Financial Literacy for women and youth (especially girls). Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc. Enjoy some of her portfolio of poems on her Floetry Blog and follow her daily reflective posts on Facebook.

#7 Principles for a Wealthy and Abundant Life

“Wealth is not merely material gain but a state of mind.”

~Jerry Gillies~  


Wealth is first and foremost a mindset! Do not just think outside the box, think as if there was no box. Everything is possible, the universe is limitless. Make your life as simple as possible so you may make room for the creative plane. Wealth is an exchange of value. People will pay for anything that adds value to their lives.

Figure out a way to articulate other people’s pain with better clarity than they would on their own, and provide solutions that address their pain. The customer defines what is valuable for him, your role is not to question it but to anticipate and solve it! Learn to live within your means and invest the difference. Then re-invest the proceeds of your initial investments until you hit critical mass!

Leverage both your resources and other people’s resources (Time, Money, Energy, Networks). This is the era of collaboration. You cannot do it alone, reach out to people in your network and join forces together to bring your ideas to life! Know the phase you’re in, channel your resources into one idea at a time,  you CANNOT afford to be all over the place, you have to FOCUS and take ACTION.

The universe rewards those who take action, and in particular, those who do it really, really fast! Ideas are a dime a dozen, dreams are easy to conceive. The difference between the wealthy and those who are not, is that the wealthy wake up from their dreams and actually pursue their dreams with everything they’ve got. Are you committed to your ideas and dreams? Are you willing to spend your Time, Talents, Treasures, Money, Energy and even Reputation? How many NO’s will make you quit? Or will you keep going until your dreams are manifest into reality?

Living a life of Wealth or Abundance means living in a zone where you see opportunity and learning in ALL situations and/or encounters. You are able to separate people from their behaviours and rather focus on providing solutions and adding value. Are you willing to change your self-talk and create new movies in your head? Are you ready to make the necessary sacrifices today, to create the tomorrow of your dreams? As you read this piece, ponder on the following: Time is a precious commodity. You cannot save or invest it, you can only SPEND it. Are you ready to start using your time wisely? See below for some principles that lead to creating and sustaining wealth.

7 Habits/Principles for a Wealthy and Abundant life:

1.  Response-Ability: Begin to develop a sense of responsibility and integrity in all your actions. Be honest to all and most of all to yourself. Take a look at your present situation and reflect on the choices and decisions that have led you here. Do a sincere and thorough financial audit on yourself. Are you responsible with respect to paying your bills? Do you constantly spend over and beyond what you earn? Are you living a congruent life or are you living a lie? Are you living within your means and needs? Are you in balance or out of balance? What is your ability to respond to challenges? Be accountable for your actions and DECIDE to take control today!

2. Perception is Projection: You cannot become that which you despise. Examine your attitude towards successful/wealthy people around you. Are you open and humble enough to learn from them or do you resent them for their success? Every encounter we experience happens to teach us something valuable. Are you paying attention to the lessons life is constantly teaching you? It is not what you’re looking at that counts, rather, it is what you are CHOOSING to see. We see the world as a reflection of ourselves. Pay attention to that which irritates or excites you about others, perhaps they are there to draw your attention to what you need to improve upon, areas of your life you should pay attention to or even positive traits you already have and not yet manifesting. Everything is energy and all our emotions vibrate at particular frequencies. If it is NOT already in you, it will not resonate with you. Life is basically NEUTRAL, we create the positive or negative experiences, sometimes out of our own awareness. We have the power to respond. We choose the energy we give to things and people!

3. Cause vs Effect: Are you in a co-creative mind space where you take ownership for your life or are you still playing the victim card, blaming everyone else and everything outside of you as the reason for your situation. Do you look at life through ‘WOW ME’ lens or are you always looking through a perennial ‘WOE ME’ lens? Are you at cause for the results in your physical universe or stuck in vicious blame-shame-pain cycle? Become a self-leader and take control of your life. You cannot lead others or attract wealth if you fail to lead yourself! Own both your awesomeness and own your crap! Learn to do the difficult things that everyone else is not doing. To be at cause means you are not caught up in arguing for your excuses and limitations, rather you are committed and disciplined enough to focus on only solutions and results!

4. Respect: (Definition-A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements). Do you respect yourself and others? Do you respect your time, talents, skills, networks, energy? Do you treat things or people with the value they deserve? Respect is one of those rare values that is reciprocal. The attitude with which you relate to people and things (including money) will be reflected back at you! Money is an energy, it flows and grows where its seeds are sowed and nurtured. It does not respect pedigree, titles, degrees, gender, marital status, intellect or smarts….anyone who simply follows the universal principles of wealth and roots their mindset and action in these principles, will be rewarded with its fruits.

5. Patterns: Wealth and Abundance manifests in a series of patterns and synchronizations. Money in itself is not merely a tangible entity, rather it is a tool, a concept, a symbol of exchange. Are you paying attention to your patterns of ‘thoughts-words-action’ with respect to money, abundance and wealth? Begin to reflect on and study your money beliefs, habits, and manifestation patterns, until you pattern-interrupt what you are currently doing now, you will be stuck with the same results! Hire a professional money coach if you have to and install new strategies or values to achieve your dreams.

6. Change: Consider what your life would be like if you simply continued doing what you are doing now. Will this path lead you to a life of Abundance or of Poverty? Will you thrive or merely survive? Change of mindset is necessary in order to chart a new life of prosperity, wealth and abundance. There are many professionals and business owners who earn a decent income and yet are plagued by a ‘poverty mindset’  and so never attain true wealth. How willing are you to embrace change and do things differently so that you can progress through the silos of Wealth (Financial Stability to Financial Independence, and then to Financial Freedom?)  Are you ready and disciplined enough to take the simple, not so easy, yet necessary steps that will enrich your life? A wealth mindset is hardwired for change. Your success is directly tied to your ability to anticipate, embrace and adapt to change.

7. Who’s in your crowd? There’s an old African proverb which states: ‘That which you stare at long enough, you begin to resemble.’ Who are you following and hanging out with? What are you talking about? What are you doing? To a very large extent, the people around you determine who and what you become. Are you surrounding yourself with those that reflect what you desire in life? Are you constantly in circles where you can learn and grow? The easiest way to grow is to be the least person in any Are you willing to go out of your comfort zone and model people who personify excellence? Are you ready to take ACTION? In the words of Tony Robbins, “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” ~Henry David Thoreau~

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The preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Strategic Interventionist, Wealth Management Consultant & Leadership-Coach at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is an avid Life Connoisseur and a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Investment & Financial Literacy for women. Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-Based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc