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Truth or Trash - The Power of Reading | Keto Mom

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Remember, your mindset is important. If you are not thinking positively about yourself and about your situations, where you're at in life and other people around you... Whatever's going in, is going to come out. The things that you're watching, listening to, reading, whatever's in your heart is going to come out. Everything that you run through your mind is Truth, or Trash. You have to decipher what you're going to believe and what you're going to throw out. If your mindset is right, then you can make better decisions and make better choices. You're going to choose your environment, your situations, and the best choices possible.

Points to Ponder

02:13 One thing you are thankful for

02:54 Reading is Powerful

03:20 "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel

04:06 "Thought for the Day"

04:49 Whatever's in your Heart is going to come out

05:28 Truth or Trash

05:56 Better Decisions and Better Choices

07:34 "I can't" is Trash but "I get to" is Truth

08:36 Words have the power of Life and Death

09:37 You can Change the Pattern

10:38 Listen more than you Speak

13:58 I'm open. I'm honest, and super truthful

14:11 You don't have to Accept it

14:47 You are the Deciding Factor

Full Episode Transcript

Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, my name is Stephanie. I'm going to keep this short and sweet, and I want to give you one concept. One thing to think about that you can take into your day and into your week. You can use it for yourself, but also in your family, with your children and with your spouse. I was thinking, there's so many things that we talk about on here. So many, between the Keto lifestyle, the "How to choose", the "What to choose", the "Where do I start, give me recipes"... And then there's mindset. There's so many things to think about, and I feel like the summer is coming to an end. We're kind of rounding a corner, and I feel like every time the seasons change, there is new.

It is important to pay attention your words

So if you're getting your children ready for school, if you guys are kind of feel like you're making a shift, we've got volleyball tryouts, and I just dropped the girls off at their very last volleyball summer practice. We've got tryouts, we've worked picking out curriculum. I am a homeschool mom, so we've got a lot to do. And I was thinking, "What am I going to teach our girls throughout this year"...

We've got four daughters, they are soon to be fourteen, twelve, ten and eight. I hope you realize that as you're going on a journey, this is not just about you.

Maybe it is right now, maybe you're not married, which is fine. Maybe you don't have kids, which is fine. Maybe you're working on you, all of that is awesome. And when you have other people around you, in your environment, living in your home with you. I want you to realize you've got eyeballs on you. Or maybe they're not in your home, but they're at your workplace, because people watch people. They're either inspired by people or demotivated by people. I have one idea that I just want to give to you, that I was given a long time ago with my daughters. I think it's incredible for me as a person and then also for you to help teach anybody else in your environment.

But first, where are you tuning in from and how is your day. I would love to know one thing you are thankful for. I am thankful for technology, I'm thankful that I can hop on here and talk and share with you. I'm thankful that I can go learn from other people and be inspired by others, and then learn and share what I learned. I think reading is powerful, and so we're going to keep reading on here. We have two days left of the month, and it's August soon. We don't start school till September, but my whole calendar is booked, and I don't feel like I have one free day. We are diving in. So we are going through "Winning the War in your Mind" by Craig Groeschel on August 1st. You still have time to grab it, pastor Craig Groeschel actually has his own website and his own place that you can buy his books. I always think it's great if you can buy the book from the author. So if you want to grab it, you can follow along, we'll start August 1st. We're going to take one chapter a day, and if you don't have the book, I'm pretty sure there's an audible or you can follow along here. Every single morning, I'm going to go for one chapter and give you something to think about.

Okay, so here's your here's your "Thought for the Day". I want you to think about as you run things through your mind, whether you are getting ready in the morning. You're making decisions and choices throughout your day, you are at work, or whatever environment that you're in. Remember, your mindset is important.

If you are not thinking positively about yourself and about your situations, where you're at in life and other people around you... Whatever's going in, is going to come out. The things that you're watching, listening to, reading, whatever's in your heart is going to come out. That's why it's so important to have your mindset under control. So you can own the rest of yourself and you can take control of the rest. So I had this very simple concept given to me years ago when our girls were babies. We used to live in Oklahoma, and we've lived all over the United States. I have some incredible mentors, moms that really poured into me. And one of my friends, Sherry said "We play this game with our girls. It's called Truth or Trash". This is when our girls were babies, I think I had a brand new baby, a two year old, four, and six.

And I remember going, "What does that mean?"... And she goes, everything that you run through your mind is a Truth, or it's Trash. You have to decipher what you're going to believe and what you're going to throw out.

I say all this because I'm a hundred percent passionate about if your mindset is right, then you can make better decisions and make better choices. You're going to choose to work out, go for that walk, or choose better food options. You're going to choose water over Mountain Dew, you're going to choose your environment, your situations, and the best choices possible. Truth, your trash, we started this with our girls. And if they were bickering with each other, I'd then ask, is that truth or trash? If it's trash, then go apologize, and let's start over... Let's concentrate just on you, so Truth or Trash. Let's say that you got up in the morning, and the first thing you said was "I can't get up, I'm too tired". Trash! That's trash... Yes, you can. It's a choice. And then if you look in the mirror, some of you are not happy with where you're at today, physically. So maybe you look at yourself and you don't speak positively.

You need to tell yourself, that's trash. I am worth it. I am worthy. I choose to be happy. I'm going to choose my attitude and I'm going to make this right. I'm going to have some discipline and I'm going to get this under control.
Truth or Trash, the choice is yours

Truth are trash. "I can't" is Trash but "I get to" is Truth. "I will never be that size", that's trash. You don't know yet, it's a choice. So in anything in your life, you're going to fall under these mindsets of speaking truth over yourself or speaking trash over yourself. And you can do this with your kids, if you just pay attention to people around you, and the words they're speaking, you might be shocked at how many people say "Can't, won't, I regret", "I don't want to, too lazy, it's too hard"...

Remember, what goes in your mind, and what's in your heart comes out of your mouth.

So something that I'm going to focus with my girls for this first season of homeschooling is our words. And if we're believing them and really paying attention before we speak. Your words have the power of life and death. If you said something to my kids right now, "You can't do that, or you will always be, or you will always learn this way"... We have one daughter that we really are working with at specific areas of learning. You will always be like that. And then my girls would say, "I reject that, that is trash and we do not believe that". Oh, you can't make the volleyball team. "I reject that, that's trash. Yes, I can". You'll always be overweight, it's in our family. "I reject that, that's trash. I'm going to change it"...

So my basic concept if I want you to pay attention to one thing this week... Pay attention to your words, and the words of people around you. Put them in those two categories Truth or Trash. Because as soon as you can identify it, you can change it. You can change the pattern. You can change the language. You can change how you're thinking and even your kids. You can set them up mindfully for success to know that it doesn't have to be this way. It's a really easy concept to have your kids do the same. Don't we want our kids to succeed? Don't we want them to exceed what we've done? We want our ceiling to be their floor. And so the reason I said, everything that you're doing in your home, people are watching you. Whether it's working out or the lack of, making excuses, or ownership. The way that you eat, the way that you run your life, the way that you do your finances, the way you talk to your spouse, or your kids or your friends. All of it falls in the Truth or Trash category, all of it revolves around your words.

And if you can just zip your lips, you've got two ears, listen more than you speak. And when you speak, make sure you're speaking Truth and not Trash.
Try the challenge for twenty four hours

You might find that you feel better, and you hold yourself a different way. You have better relationships, all of those things are going to fall under your words. You might be asking right now, "What in the world is this girl talking about? Just give me some keto recipes"... You're going to get some of those today. But first I want you to truly pay attention to the power of your words, for the next two, even twenty four hours.

That's it, be an active listener today. See what people are speaking, and put those in that category. Go through your life, deciphering those and deciding what you are going to keep and what you are not.

So anyways, I hope that was helpful, Truth or Trash, play the game with yourself. Play the game with your kids and your spouse... I'll share this one last story. We have four daughters and for some reason, when people see me with our girls... I don't know if it's just because there's four girls, it's almost like they see twelve girls. Today it's different, because the girls are older, but when I had all of them in a grocery cart, they were just a baby, a two year old, four, and six. People would be like, Oh my goodness. I don't know why, it's like they see an exponential amount of children.

There's only four of them, and they're all girls, so maybe it looks different. And I would always get these sweet these older ladies that would say to me just wait till they're teenagers. Every time I went to the grocery store, every time I was out in public, I would have somebody that would say to me, you just wait till they get older. They're going to give you a run for their money. You have to pay for four weddings.

And finally, one day I was done, I was fed up with it. Why in the world are you not giving me an encouraging word as a young mom? That is not encouraging, why would you say that to me.

And so I turned to this sweet little lady, she was probably eighty years old. I remember I was in Hy-Vee, it's a local grocery store here. She gave me that phrase, and I turned to her and I said, I reject that. I do not receive those words. My children are incredible. They're going to be even more incredible. as teenagers. I'm going to have a great relationship with them. And I'm not going to live under what you just said to me. And she only said, Alright... I was sick of it. Why in the world do people feel like they have to give you their negativity. Just because you have problem with your teenagers doesn't mean I won't. I mean doesn't mean that I have to listen, I know that we are all human.

Your words have the power of Life and Death
There are different ways that you can handle situations than with angry words, or just yelling back at your kids.

I have a great relationship with my teenager. We talk about a lot of things but I'm open. I'm honest, and super truthful. But also I let her talk, I'm not going to get into all of those parenting things. But when somebody speaks a word over you, then you don't have to accept it.

You're always going to be overweight, "Nope! Not today, I'm done. I don't care if it's in my family. It's in my family because of choices. I reject what you speak to me. I'm going to be disciplined and I'm going to change it"...

So anyways, I hope that was helpful, Truth or Trash. Run that through twenty four hours, and see what you think. It's pretty awesome. To this day, my girls still use it and they learned it back when they were six and younger. So I hope you guys have an incredible day. You are awesome and you are worthy. You are the deciding factor of the food that you eat, and the choices that you make. You get up and work out or you don't. Mindset Matters in your Health and Fitness.

So I hope you guys have a great day. I'm going to let you go and we'll talk to you soon.

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