"Saying no to good things, allows you to say yes to great things. Ironically saying yes to something good now, will lead you to a no to something great later. Deciding what you want to do, frees up time and energy for the things that you will do and want to do". ~Carey Nieuwhof
Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we're going to dive into "At Your Best" by Carey Nieuwhof.
Over a year ago, I started going through books with you to help you understand that your mindset is so important. What you believe is what you're going to get.
If you believe that you can't, then you won't.
If you believe that you will, then you will.
We will get there, but you have to set proper expectations on how long it will take. So for those needing help with time management, energy management, or priorities, this book is for you.
We had a guest come to our church, his name is Keith Craft, a pastor from Frisco Texas. So we had a great wisdom-packed weekend. Listening, learning, team building, and collaborating. It was really fun! We listened to Keith Craft speak on both Saturday and Sunday, it was incredible.
My husband bought all his books. And so one of the books I was going through this morning is called "Mamaw's Tenets for life" by Keith Craft. It's about his grandma, whom he calls "Mamaw". It's about her life lessons, it was interesting.
I was listening to him speak, and he had great wisdom at such a young age. His parents are great, and his dad was a police officer. He grew up in a good home, and it was his grandmother who lived with him, poured into him, and taught him wisdom and knowledge.
"Most people get more of what they don't want in life, rather than what they do want because they never have decided what they actually want".
What are your goals?
What do you want?
What are you hoping for?
Most people don't really know the answer, or it's something really vague. "I want to lose some fat"...
All right! How much fat, and why do you want it?
That was just something that resonated with me as I was thinking of the Keto Mom page. A lot of people don't truly know what they want.
There's another book that Keith Craft wrote called, "Leadershipology". and I'm super excited to go through this book with my team. It's more for leaders in business, and I flipped through it this morning...
"Beliefs are like the roots of a tree. The deeper they go, the higher the tree potentially grows".
What are your beliefs?
Sometimes, people have beliefs about the wrong things. Some people would say they were born this way, or that they were told they would never amount to much. Their beliefs are really rooted in the people, things, or environment they grew up in.
If your beliefs are negative and are not growing you, we have to go cut them down.
If you are a tree that's growing and your roots are from negativity, unbelief, self-doubt, and comparison, then we've got to cut that tree down.
We've got to pull up those roots and start over. Part of the reason that we're reading and working on your mindset is to start planting good seeds. We want to understand the truth and the greatness that you have inside of you.
All of that comes from working on your mindset getting around great people and believing that you can. It boils down to what you believe because beliefs are like roots. Even bad beliefs take root.
You are where you are today, because of your beliefs and the words that you're speaking.
As I think, so I feel.
As I feel, so I do.
As I do, so I have.
It starts with your thoughts. If you have negative thoughts then it will likely not give you the results that you want. Also, the opposite is true, positive thoughts can create positive emotions and actions.
Alright! Let's start investing in our mindset, we're still going through "At Your Best" by Carey Nieuwhof. I will give you an overview of the chapter.
"Everyone who calls you, texts you, knocks on your door, and asks you for things, is just doing what every human being does. Trying to move his or her priorities onto someone else's agenda".
I had a great conversation with some very good friends this weekend. We talked about priorities and not being overwhelmed in life. We talked about the things we're doing, why we're doing it, and how we can say "NO" to some other things that do not align with our goals.
Have you ever just taken some time to write all of the things that you do in a week? You might just realize why you say you don't have time, and you feel overwhelmed. It's probably because you have too many "YES".
"True wisdom is to be able to decipher good from great"
Making a great decision versus good. There are a lot of good things that you can do, but not everything is great, and not everything is your best. So if you find yourself saying you don't have time or the energy to do it. You might feel like your priorities are out of whack, and you're doing everything for everybody, but then you get to start changing that.
"Nobody will ever ask you to accomplish your top priorities, they will only ask you to accomplish theirs".
So again, let your "Yes" be "Yes" when it's needed, it aligns with your focus and your family's goals.
"Most people spend their day reacting to everything that comes their way. The wrong things will always want your attention. You should be spending 80% of your time on the things that produce 80% of the results".
"Saying no to good things, allows you to say yes to great things. Ironically saying yes to something good now, will lead you to a no to something great later. Deciding what you want to do, frees up time and energy for the things that you will do and want to do".
Your time is valuable, whether you think so or not. You are valuable, you are great. But I want you to understand that there are people who might want to see you fail. There will be things that will try to distract you from your goals. You've got to know what that is.
What do you want?
Where is your time best spent?
People who are not on the same journey will easily throw negative words at you. Most people don't understand the power of their words, and if you catch that, it can either make you quit, question yourself, get frustrated, or even deter you from the goals that you had set. So you have to know what you're wanting to go after, and what is your best "Yes".
And also, just because it's a yes or a good thing to do, doesn't mean you have to do it. You have to set your priorities in place.
All right! I love to read and share with all of you. I hope you guys have an incredible day. As always, you can reach out to me or you can visit ketomomsecrets.com for recipes, tips on how to get started, and mindset.
Have a great morning, and I'll talk to you very soon. Bye!
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