Hey I know it's been awhile since I've written a Blog but I'm back today I have a lot to catch you guys up on and I'm excited to share with you what's been going on in my life. So the past couple weeks I know I've been really really quiet but I've been battling some personal things and you know confidence is a thing that we also have to work on daily. I had a few wavering moments in my own confidence so I just took a while to kind of pause and just take a few days to myself catch up on my reading catch up on some personal projects and really start to get back into the groove of things. So far 2017 has been a wonderful year!! I was able to go to Florida again for my birthday we were able to make some amazing changes in our personal lives and Things are just overall going better than ever for us. I know that this is a part of the process and I also know this is a result of the fact that we chose to take the leap and try out something that was able to give us an extra income for a family. When I first made the decision to join it works I was afraid. I didn't know if I would be successful I said I don't have any friends I'm not a very social person I don't know how to sell I made every excuse in the book. But when I realized that it was something I could try and just see you know. The worst case scenario is that it didn't work but I gave it a try and the amazing thing is that it DID work and it's helped my family earn over $30,000 in just bonuses alone. I thought like most marketing opportunities that this was just too good to be true. I was one of those people that said this is something that's never going to work for me. Until I learned it that was why I would never succeed because I said that it would never work for me so I changed my mindset. I said you know what this CAN work for me and this WILL work for me. And 3 years later it is the best decision I've ever made in my entire life. So the past few weeks I have been facing some personal battles because a lot of people doubt me don't believe in what it is that I do. But I have learned it that is okay but not everyone will support what I do but I know that I'm here for a purpose and I'm excited to share this with everyone.
Heyyyyyyyy Jumpers!!! Yes you!! If you are here it's because you find value here and I THANK YOU for visiting!! My website is to empower and inspire other BOSS women whether you are a mom or just an amazing woman who wants to maximiz how she lives life and works her home biz. THIS is the place for you!! So this week in my 12 week confidence makeover journey, I want to share with you all how I've been able to lose 40lbs so far using these products from ItWorks!!
Hey Hey Hey jumpers!!! So I'm late this week, I've been so busy trying to help my growing team I just didn't find the time on Tuesday so I apologize. BUT I'm back today with a different kind of blog from what I've been doing lately.... this one is hopefully going to encourage some work at home Mommas that just cannot seem to find the time.... trust me I homeschool and work both businesses from home with 3 little ones so I KNOW it all too well!! I have been trickling on you guys a little here and there about how I truly am able to function through the week. And most of you know by now that of course I'm going to have to say THE HAPPY PLANNER is BAE lol but I certainly suggest a planner whichever you use, I personally like the HP because the pages are interchangeable and removable and you can add notes pages etc so I find it to be PERFECT for what I need it for. But the thing is... even with a planner, I am often asked how I keep track of my day so it is productive and I make the absolute most of my 24 hours!!
It can seem like this is an endless struggle but it's more of an endless journey and you have to find what works for you when it works for you and use it how you can! THIS is what you fight for each day!! Peace of mind... strength to chase your dreams and the will to continue to do this DAILY! You are here to be great and greatness comes with haveing some sort of plan and/or system.... what's YOUR system??
#Snapback journey update...... I'm super excited about my results!! I'm feeling amazing and I think if I can lose another 15lbs then I will be where I want to be!! Follow my journey on my Facebook or on my Instagram!
whatever goal you set... keep going until you get it... then set a new goal!
Being a mom is super tough sometimes, it's a balance of what you need to do with whatbyou may or may not want to do but MUST do and some days it's just like BLAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH lol well at least for me anyway! Lol BUT I have found that with my planner and updated things I've been using to keep me on track that it all boils down to a routine! Well my routine isn't perfect but for me it's GREAT and has lead me to much peace along with a plan for success!! So today part of my 12 week challenge to confidence makeover, I'm just going to share my TOP productivity hacks
Alright we are on our way!! It's week 3 and I'm feeling FABULOUS for a few reasons right. Number One I'm happy to say I am down another 3lbs and I'm 5 lbs away from hitting my first goal!! So that has already BOOSTED my confidence quite a bit! Remember last week we discussed how a small win can boost your confidence and that's ONE thing that helped me this week! Another is my planner peace!!! Yes I have found Planner peace and I'm EXCITED because I have a system that works for ME... I'm a busy mom of 3 and business owner and often times I want my planner to be beautiful and give me something I WANT to look at but I also wanted to really make the MOST of the time I spend planning and allow me to get ahead of the game. What do I mean? Well.... my planner now has so many uses it also helps me map out my week for my social media and my home biz tasks and the method works so well I will also make a version for my home tasks so that I can make a cleaning schedule (maybe next week's blog will show this one) but here is what I came up with using a tip from a Planner group on Facebook about using a transparency to track repetitive tasks.
Ok so first and foremost here is my planner spread for the week (happy Planner classic) and I used some washi for the borders and mostly MAMBI stickers and social stamps I got from a kit I found at Michael's for $5 as well as a few studio l2e stamps to mark conference calls, water intake, home tasks and more... now the placing of the social media stamps is strategic because it helps me know when and where to schedule posts for the week on my FB fan page (and personal page) because sometimes I totally space out or I get caught up with the kids and miss posting something important at the right time (for instance to remind my team of a training or to make an online party)
. Using a dashboard kit I purchased from Michael's, some thin washi tape and a permanent sharpie pen (permanent so it doesn't smear but it can STILL be wiped off from this surface- this way I can chances around the tasks if I want to. For my particular way I set up my posting/sharing I like to mix in my product posts with my inspirational quotes and I also like to make sure I mix up when I work on which social media platform i.e. FB vs IG or twitter. This way I can focus my Time and not feel like I'm all over the place AND with the help of apps like buffer or hootsuite and grim.co I can set up my posts in advance and the posts will share at the perfect time for me! Each Sunday I do the first half of my week it takes me appx an hour to plan 3 posts a day (including making the photos and editing and writing captions with hashtags and scheduling etc. And then on Thursday mornings I finish out the rest of the week's posts/plans. You wouldn't believe how much time this frees up for me AND the relief I get knowing I don't have to stress about what post will go up today or tomorrow and if I miss my "peak" time window because I was busy with the kids or something else because life is CRAZY!
Overall using this method has helped me map out my work week with ease!! Social media is not intimidating because I have a perfect plan each week! Hope this helps and make sure to leave a comment with YOUR favorite productivity hacks too!! See you guys next time for more Hacks for the planning entrepreneur!
Be sure to find a scheduling app that works for you when Pre-planning your posts, I use Buffer Pro and I can posts to several social media platforms and schedule my weeks ahead of time!
PS My weight loss challenge is going well.... updated in pics below! Follow me @dajavi on Instagram or on Facebook Dawn Javi Vason....
Hey Y'all!!! I'm super excited today because the past week has been AMAZING!! Not only do I look better I FEEL better!! I have been taking care of ME and it's been amazing to see how much better I feel, less stress, more energy and more confidence because I'm WINNING!!
Im down a total of about 35lbs!!! I hate restrictive diets and working out doesn't happens every day because life is Crazy!!! BUT progress, not perfection!! I've been using my products and staying happy and healthy as a mom of 3, I often feel lost and sometimes I feel like I have just totally lost myself and it's good to know that I can ALWAYS find myself and in finding myself I get to help others along the way!! Eating healthy is a choice..... staying active and constantly thinking about the healthiest choices for my mind body and soul are a GIVEN!
In addition to losing weight and sticking with my plan, I've been painting more and more and having more fun getting creative with my art! It's been about ten years since I picked my pencil and paintbrush up again and I will forever be grateful to my amazing husband for the PUSH to do what I do best!! Help others and create beautiful art!!
Do you know what your most powerful asset is?? CONFIDENCE!! I mean think about it! Most of the people at the top of their game that continue to win day in and day out are those who are CONFIDENT in their field, they have no doubts or fears because they are confident they can handle it. Confidence leads to more happiness, more money, more success, more power and more fun and healthy relationships! But it's a JOURNEY, not necessarily a single destination that you need to get to and just stay there..... no, it's a daily building experience, it's a daily thing we need to work on and we all want to be more confident. And most people have confidence issues, the truth of the matter is that only 1 out of 3 people have why's considered HIGH self confidence. Sadly the majority of the world is suffering from low self esteem in one form or another. But inside of each of us there is a confident and fierce version of us jist DUING to escape. But we don't just wake up each day and it's like oh hey, I'm confident, let's go, lol it's a daily work, it's a daily process and you should boost your confidence each day like you brush your teeth!
"Many People today are in love with the image of success but they are far less interested in the process of becoming successful."
How to build your confidence daily.....
1. Make a decision to commit to making an effort to boost your confidence and work on yourself daily for the next 12 weeks
2. Create a PLAN for your personal development and growth, wrote down areas you aren't so confident in and why
3. Know that YOU are the most important factor to a successful and happy future because YOU have to decide each day to continue to improve, continue to build and grow so you must DECIDE
4. Learn and Grow.... you need to develop a personal development plan because you need to learn and read and grow
5. Make plans and get them DONE! There is no greater confidence boost than the feeling of checking off what's DONE on your to do list!
Did you realize that you carry an atmosphere around you, we all do, and you either project an atmosphere of confidence or insecurity. The atmosphere you create determines your level of success so of course you want a healthy and happy atmosphere of CONFIDENCE. Walt Disney said there is a secret to success hat can be summarized by the 4 c's
curiosity, confidence, courage and consistency. Do YOU have what it takes or do you stay in your comfort zone and not take changes because you are AFRAID?
Well, it's been a while but I'm back...... and I have to be completely honest with you all, this journey back was a rocky one and today I want to be completely TRANSPARENT with you all.
You know in the road to being this supermom amazing rockstar entrepreneur, things get rough along the way, most people don't talk about it because they don't want to discourage others from taking the leap into business ownership themselves BUT the truth of the matter is this is probably the most important element of being an entrepreneur. Basically it's the HARD TIMES or wha people call a slump or a burnout. And it happens!!! The truth of the matter is people that are passionate and driven will always experience a time where they feel a little overwhelmed with it all, you know why? Because we are HUMAN. We run into these times and let me be the one to say IT's OK!! It happens to the best of them! But I want you to also consider something, what is it that you say to yourself when you fail or when things maybe just don't work out quite as well as you wanted them to. How does your self esteem change? Do you say.... "oh this just isn't for me" and walk away OR are you the wine that says "it's ok, I'll try something else tomorrow".... you see I'm a PROBLEM SOLVER so for me it's not an option to throw in the towel, I just have to figure out another way out of the maze.
So this past past month was a tough one for me, both in my business and in my home/ family life, I began to feel overwhelmed for some reason, even tho I handle my plate very well each and every day, doubt began to creep in and I started thinking "well what if I can't handle it" "what if this is how it all falls down" and the WORST PART, I thought it was the enemy trying to knock me off course. It I was mistaken because it was GOD. You see I want to be a leader, a triple diamond leader with my business this year, I also want to be a motivational speaker and author as well as a better artist, that means I asked for A LOT... and God is testing me with whether or not I can balance it all so he's giving me MORE, because I asked for more, but see I have to be prepared for what comes each and every day and he ready to fight for ME because I am worth MILLIONS and that is a lot, I KNOW I can do all the things I've set out to do because that's why I set them as goals, I am making this PUBLIC declaration to continue to fight each day and to grow and to change and to learn from the lessons God gives me. This is what happens when you FIGHT, when you choose to fight.
The honest truth, I started to doubt myself and I started to get low self esteem because I began to compare myself to others and say things like, "Well I won't get there because I'm not like....." but WHY?
Because fear crept in, I started to see myself as less than but my uniqueness has always been an advantage because everyone is different and even tho I'm a crazy artist who uses too much color in everything, I'm a boring mom and housewife and I don't dress like a runway model or have my face made up like the girl at the MAC counter BUT I'm ME! I love me, crazy colorful Mohawk and all and I just had to snap back to reality because I KNOW I have got this!! If you are thinking you are a "misfit" let me tell you that you ARE but that is PK because there are other misfits out there just like you, continue to fight he fight and encourage others to do the same!! We as a human race are One Team with One Mission for overall happiness, success and peace of mind.
Being a mom is one of the most amazing and most rewarding internships ever HAHA! Yea we work HARD and don't get paid in dollars and cents but in love and hugs, kisses, dirty diapers and snotty nosed right? lol But being a mom who balances caring for the kiddies full time AND runs a home based business sometimes the separation of the two seems IMPOSSIBLE! Now I will not say I've mastered the art of the mommy balance BUT I have 5 quick hacks that help me BIG TIME!! So here they go!!
1. PLAN YOUR LIFE! Lol
One thing that keeps me on my game is PLANNING! Now prior to the beginning of this year that more so looked like just a list of things I wanted to do each day, I would make my list first thing in the morning as soon as I woke up, right in bed and the same time and same place every day sonit became a habit! NOW I have recently upgraded to using the Happy Planner and I use one for work, one for my family bills, events, and meal planning and shopping. This helps me keep things in some sort of order.
2. Count on your "Plans" never going as "planned" HA!
Yeaaaaa so yes I plan and I will continue to plan daily BUT as a mom of 3 little ones I KNOW that chances are things may not go as planned and I used to STRESS about it super bad and was hard on myself for NOT getting things done and NOW I just know and understand that is how it will be sometimes and I have allowed myself to be less than perfect because LIFE happens!
3. When plans don't go as planned be flexible and do not allow it to ruin your day!
Mom so this one is CRITICAL! When we realize things WONT alwas go as planned we develop a peace about hinges BUT just because here is a bump in the road DOES NOT mean I throw away my whole list of things to do for the day I simply adjust accordingly and get to the list of things to do when I can and take my time marking off what I can OFTEN things are simply moved to a new day or a new time.
4. Find Apps!!!
Yup I said it! lol I'm 33 but I'm quickly learning that it's time to DIFITIZE whenever I can and I always have my phone with me but the cool thing is things are usually saved to "the cloud" these days so I won't ever have to worry about losing anything! There are a few apps I use as a mom and my daily ones are google calendar to track what I do with my time so it's not wasted and I use acuity scheduling to set up calls. Meetings and appointments for my business and block out family time if I need to do that prospects can schedule around it! And last but not least I REALLY love the 30/30 app where I can time my cleaning, cooking, fun and office hours! I am ALWAYS looking for ways to improve productivity so please comment your FAVORITE productivity hacks and/or apps!
5. Take breaks to enjoy your little ones!
After all they are the reason you wanted to work from home to begin with! When you are overwhelmed or frustrated take some time to enjoy your beautiful babies!! That always gives me the juice a quick 30 min break to play and then I know why I have to get back to work because those babies deserve the best and mommy will give it to them!!
i hope you enjoyed today's Blog and quick tips!! We will be back next Tuesday with more hacks for you work at home mommas!! Have a fabulous week and a new month stats tomorrow so implement your new plan ASAP!
Last week to as my birthday week AND my vacation to See friends, family and attend conference!! I had the best week ever! I got my hair done and I LOVE IT! I learned more about my biz and how to WIN and I found my confidence! I also got to see my friends earn bonuses and see my team get PUMPED for the bonuses they want too!!! It was truly one of the best weeks of my entire life!! Next year I want YOU to join me!!
And conference.... an experience in itself!! I met millionaires who were regular people with no skills they just decided they deserved more so they went for more!! I had fun learning more about how to overcome in life and WIN!! And all this week I will make sure I share with EVERYONE!!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!