2014 is almost here!

By on December 16, 2013

With Shelly Allen

2014 is moving towards us faster than a freight train going down a hill. And as I look back at 2013, I’m happy with what I see because although it had challenges, it was a year of extreme growth for me. Lots of things finally “clicked” with my health, wealth, relationships and career.

I say “clicked” because although I knew certain things in my life were out of balance, it took some time for me to see them.  And like I said the other day, “The magic is in the awareness”.  What I mean by that is, when you become aware of something in your life that’s out of balance, then and only then can you begin to fix it or close the door on it and move on.

If I had to pick the area that was most out of balance, it was with my career. You may or may not know that I’ve been in the Network Marketing industry since 2002. I won’t get into all the details, I will just say it’s been quite a ride.

And I give credit to the industry for much of my personal development because I’ve learned from some of the best in the World when it comes to marketing and mindset; Hilton Johnson, Frank Kern, Andre Vatke, Mark Hoverson, Todd Falcone, Dani Johnson, and Jeffrey Combs just to name a few.

Long story short, although I had my share of successes, I could never sustain them for any length of time and “faking it until making it’ wasn’t my style.  For years I felt as if I had to keep trying and couldn’t give up because I was “3ft. from the gold”.  Plus I felt ashamed and embarrassed because I had spent so many years trying to make it work along with so much money on my education.

However, in the pit of my gut I knew that I needed to close the door on that part of my life because how I felt wasn’t right.  So near the end of this year, I grabbed my courage and finally did it!  I closed the door.  I let go of feeling ashamed and embarrassed, chalking it all up to part of the journey.  I’ve moved on and I’m happy to report what a huge relief it’s been.

So why am I sharing this with you? Because I’m hoping that you can take away a lesson from my story.

And the lesson is this, if you have some area of your life that is out of balance, whether “it” is with your health, wealth, relationships, career, or any other area for that matter.

Don’t waste years like I did trying to wait “it” out or hope that “it” will get better or even worse, ignore “it” because moving forward will be next to impossible if you don’t feel good about “it”.

Simply identify and fix it, or identify and release it because when you do, not only will a new world of possibilities open up for you but also a huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders and that my friend is PRICELESS!

So know that it’s perfectly fine to make changes and/or close the door on areas in your life that aren’t working because it’s part of the journey.  And even though it may be uncomfortable or people in your life might not support you, it’s when true growth occurs.  Plus, it’s your life and you’ve got to live it the way you see fit!

 As 2013 comes to a end, I want to wish you the courage to make changes and much peace and prosperity in the New Year.

In closing I will leave you with this poem…

 “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.  They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.  Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.  What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.  The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.  They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.” – Unknown

shellyAfter spending 11+ years in the affiliate and network marketing industry with many successes (as well as failures) under her belt  and extensive marketing and mindset education with some of the World’s best trainers, Shelly Allen made the decision to shift gears, make a change, transform, and follow her passion.

Currently, Shelly is enrolled as a student at the life-altering S.W.A.T. Institute. She is in the midst of intensive studies to become an International Women’s Empowerment Coach.  And she’s working on academic credentials from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

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