"DREAM IT, PIN IT, LIVE IT" (Chapter 7): "Having a Heart of Gratitude" | Keto Mom Book Club
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"When you change the way that you look at things, the things you look at will change. Gratitude produces the law of attraction in action. As long as you complain about your current life, you will only attract more to complain about. As long as you express gratitude for what you currently have, you will only attract more to be grateful for. Gratitude can instantly transform your life" ~ Terri Savelle Foy
Points to Ponder:
01:20 You Can Start Creating Your Board Now
01:48 What Are You Thankful For Today?
02:55 Working on Your Mindset
04:07 Chapter 7: "Having a Heart of Gratitude"
04:54 It's so Easy to Complain
05:32 Gratitude Can Transform Your Life
05:54 Complain and Remain
07:18 Steve Harvey: "Gratitude is a Powerful Process"
08:07 High, Low, Buffalo
08:42 Putting Words to Your Gratitude
09:52 Start Exchanging the Complaints
10:54 You Can't Change Where You Are Today
11:47 Be Thankful for Where You're at Today.
12:30 Perspective on things
13:03 Action Step: Stop Speaking Negatively
14:09 Being Normal Isn't Working
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie. We are going to dive into the book "Dream it. Pin it. Live it" by Terri Savelle Foy. One of the phrases that I read this morning was "Complain and Remain". Complain where you're at, you will remain where you're at. Or if we start focusing on perspective and gratitude, and speaking the things that you want, you will start to create change. That's what we're diving into today. So, as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? The question that I've been getting asked the last day and a half is "Am I supposed to be creating my vision board or are we waiting until the end?" And the answer is "You can do whatever you want"...
So as you go through the book, she talks about already creating your vision board. She's giving you ideas of writing down ten things that you want to accomplish, in the next twelve to eighteen months.
I said at least three to five things that maybe you could accomplish by the end of the year. We talked about printing out pictures and putting pictures to your vision board. Putting pictures to your dreams and putting pictures to your goals.
So I would say Yes! You can start creating your board now, and you can start printing out pictures. My hope is you've got your goals that you're writing down, and you can either start now or you can wait for the last few days of the month. It's completely up to you. But don't wait to dream. If you have an idea of a picture you want on your board, print it out or go find it. Let's start creating. Fair enough. So where are you tuning in from? I would love for you to post below "What is one thing you're thankful for today?"... I'm thankful for the sun. It was actually really gloomy this morning, and right before I turned on the camera, this huge beam of sunlight came out from the clouds.
So I had to shift my camera, but it's beautiful out. I'm thankful that today it looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day. A gorgeous fall day here in Minnesota. So what is one thing that you're thankful for? I'd love for you to post that below. Secondly, we go through a book every single day. Right now we're going through this book called "Dream it. Pin it. Live it" by Terri Savelle Foy. I'm also going to show you the book that we're going to do in October. So all I do is hop on every morning where I do a live and give you a brief overview. My hope is I want you to understand, I love to read and I want to help instill a love of reading.
I hope you know that you can be inspired every day by just simply working on your mindset. And when you work on your mindset, you work on your overall health. Because when you get up and you work on your brain, your mindset and you get your mind in the right space, then most things throughout the day fall into place. You will have an understanding and a perspective of how to get yourself in the right headspace, to make better choices and to go after your dreams.
So this is the book we're doing in October, it's called "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. If you ever want to read another good book that he wrote, I don't know if we'll go through it on here, but it's called "Outwitting the Devil". Incredible book! This is not what you think, it's actually a pretty long read so it will take us a while to go through this. I'm not going to give us a timeframe yet. It might be October and November that we go through "Think and Grow Rich", and we'll start in a couple week. For now we're going to finish up with "Dream it. Pin it. Live it", create some vision boards and continue to dominate our day. So with all of that, we are on chapter seven. We're going to go through four pages, so we'll stop on page eighty six...
What she's talking about is "Having a Heart of Gratitude". We've talked about being thankful but I'm going to tell you how she explains it. She says "When you change the way that you look at things, the things you look at will change. Gratitude produces the law of attraction in action"...
So does complaining. Maybe you don't hear people complaining often until we pay attention to it because it's so common. How easy is it to complain about the weather? "Oh, I'm late for this", "I don't like the way that people do this", "I have to wait in line", "The store doesn't have the clothes I like"... It's so easy to complain, if we don't get what we want. We live in a fast paced society. Everything is at our fingertips and it's very easy to lose perspective of gratitude and what we're thankful for..."As long as you complain about your current life, you will only attract more to complain about. As long as you express gratitude for what you currently have, you will only attract more to be grateful for. Gratitude can instantly transform your life"... What are you thankful for? So I want you to share below. I want you to speak it out loud, not just think it but say what you're thankful for. So she talks a lot about stories, she shares a ton of stories in here which I think is great.
Okay! "Complain and Remain". If you keep complaining about things in your life, you're going to remain in that same spot. Is that what you want? If not, then you're going to have to be thankful, grateful and have a different perspective so that we can start changing. It's all up to you and your mindset.
If you don't and you think this is crazy, then I really want you to let me know. Are you putting the things that you're learning into action or are you not? Are you just listening, and then going that's nice, and then going about your day. The ones who actually take action on working on their mindset, being grateful, and doing the things we've talked about all summer. You will have a different life next year, one hundred percent!
And the ones that don't take action will remain the same. We will see soon! You will see it in the goals that you are achieving, in your perspective, your attitude and maybe even in your relationships. The ones that don't change will remain the same.
All right! What conditions are you experiencing, year after year with no progress? Are you complaining about them? Like "My metabolism is terrible", "My spouse is lazy", "I have rebellious kids", "I hate my job", "I'll never get a pay raise" or "I'll always be in debt"... How are you looking at your circumstances? Steve Harvey has a quote here, it says "Gratitude is a Powerful Process. The only way to move to the next level is you must show gratitude for where you are. If you show gratitude, it gets you to where you want to go quicker"... Where do you want to go? A lot of you want fat loss and she actually addresses that in this next few pages, which I love. She talks about being thankful, speaking it out loud and not just saying it. For my girls we'll say "Hey, what are you thankful for today?".
Here's also something incredible that you could do as a family, my husband's really great at this. Every day, he asks "What is your high today?" like what are you thankful for?. "What was your low" Not to complain about it, but what can we work on?. And "What is your buffalo?". So High, Low Buffalo. We learned this from our friend Steve Weatherford. So it's something that you can talk about with your kids, with your spouse.
What is your high? or I also would say what are you thankful for. What is your low? Not complaining, but maybe something that can be worked on and maybe a solution. And what is your Buffalo? or something that surprised you today...
It's really fun to do this, and our kids love it. It helps spur conversation in your family... So she talks about speaking it out loud, and not just keeping it inside. But putting words to your gratitude. So in here she says "Gratitude for weight loss". She says "How often do people complain and consistently focus on negative viewpoints on their fat loss or their weight loss. I hate my thighs, my stomach is huge. I'll never get this weight off no matter what I do. I can't lose weight, and so on and so forth. Whatever you focus on, expands"...
When you look in the mirror and you're constantly telling yourself "I'm too fat", "I will never be this", "I'm forty and they said this would happen"... If you're constantly speaking that over yourself, then you're going to get more of that. So she says "There's so many things that we voice out loud. Like it's hard to lose weight when you reach forty. You won't be able to eat like that when you reach your thirties. You're going to have to work twice as hard when you get to be that age. I've almost reached the menopause stage, I'll surely start gaining weight. And she tells her story of really thinking that way. Looking in the mirror and actually seeing that in her own life. And she said "We need to start exchanging the complaints". The words you're speaking about your weight and you're hopeful outcome. Stop speaking negatively, and you need to start saying things like "I'm grateful for its fast metabolism"... So if you find yourself saying "I have a terrible metabolism", I need you to stop for a second.
Be aware, and say "I'm thankful for a fast metabolism", "I'm grateful that I am in the best physical shape of my life". "I'm grateful that I can eat what I want and maintain a perfect weight". "I'm grateful that I'm choosing healthy options, so that I can feel healthy"...
However you want to phrase it, I want you to take that negative, and switch it to a positive. "I am free from torment over my body", "I'm happy with my body", "I am healthy and in excellent shape"... What if you said that to yourself every single day, do you think you'd start believing it? Do you think you'd make better choices? Do you think that as you're speaking these positive things over yourself, you might be say yeah!"...
You can't change where you are today.
I had a conversation with a girl, and she isn't where she wants to be. She doesn't need to lose fifty or sixty pounds, but she might need to lose like twenty. And I told her "What if you start being thankful for where you are at today?". What if you say "Today, I am where I am today", "I'm going to be thankful and grateful. Because I'm not going to get worse, I'm only going to get better"...
And that is going to be working on your mindset. It's going to be speaking things you want to see. It's going to be you going "Yep, I'm not going to go any more further this way, I'm only going to go forward"...
So I want you to be thankful for where you're at today. You might not love where you're at today, but if you can acknowledge the fact that "Okay I'm here, and I'm only going to be moving forward in the progression of working on my goals". "If I complain, I'm going backwards. If I don't take action today, I'm going to go backwards. If I don't make decisions today, I'm going to go backwards"... It's all about choices, so you can choose to speak positively and say "I am where I am today, and I'm going to keep going forward", "It's okay, I might have to lose fifty pounds, but I don't want it to get to be sixty at the end of the year". "I don't want to keep moving backwards, to where I have to lose seventy or eighty pounds". "I've acknowledged the fact that I've got to lose fifty pounds".
Now, I'm going to take everything I've learned, drink more water. I'm going to be thankful that I don't have to lose eighty, and it's only fifty. I'm going to read and get my mindset right. I'm going to take the buns off the burgers, croutons off the salad, grab a lettuce wrap. I'm going to choose my best option in every meal. I'm not going to eat if I'm not hungry. I'm going to pay attention to sleeping more, because sleep is a weapon...
You can't change where you are today, but you can change your mindset and your words and you can move forward. So my action step for you is "Stop speaking negatively over your weight, your exercise, over your metabolism and start moving forward"...
I am healthy. I am strong. I am thankful I'm going to lose this fifty pounds. I'm thankful that I get to eat this bun less burger because it tastes way better. I'm thankful for the broccoli and the cauliflower because it tastes really good with butter and garlic on it. Makes sense?
Alright! "Guard your mouth. What goes in your mouth isn't as important as what's coming out of your mouth"...
Both right! So I hope that helps. Don't voice the negativity, I want you to start switching it. It takes some time for sure, and it might feel weird, but that's okay. Because being normal isn't working. Being normal is running through the fast food line going to the McDonald's, not packing your lunch.
If you were to look at the world's view of normal, it might be being overweight and just being okay with that. I'm not okay with that. I don't want to be normal, I want to be extraordinary. I want to be honorable of my body, my time, the things that I do and the things that I speak.
So, this is the book we're going through "Dream it. Pin it. Live it". I'm excited and I think it's great. Continue to write down the things that you're dreaming about. Start putting pictures to your vision boards, you can start creating your boards or you can wait until later. I'll give you some ideas but remember this "As I think, so I feel. As I feel, so I do. As I do, so I have". Alright! That's all I've got for you. I hope you have an incredible morning and we'll talk to you soon.
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