UnCagedPhoenix Magazine: June 2019

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In this month’s magazine, we are going to provide you with the motivation to move forward. With a get-up and go attitude, you can put the critical changes into play to take your life beyond the dreaming and planning to the implementing and realizing. This is the month where we learn the sound and power that exists within our voices and why it is so important to release it into the world. In honor of Father’s Day, our feature article A Father’s Love by Elisa Grady is definitely one which takes a fresh but well-needed look into the powerful bond shared between a father and child. This heart pulling article sheds light onto the reality that can exist even when life circumstances aren’t perfect. It is definitely a must read and one of my favorites to date! Don’t forget to check out this month’s challenge and your personal printout; both skillfully crafted to give you a leg up, get you refreshed and prepare you to get up and get going.

ISSUE NO. 6 | JUNE 2019

UnCaged

Phoenix

MAGAZINE


CONTENTS

17

Monthly

Challenge

It Is Above Me

10

A Father’s Love

by Elisa Grady

6

To App...

or Not to App...

8

Your Voice

4

Get Up!

DEPARTMENTS

3

Behind the Scenes

14

Puzzles

20

Entrepreneur’s Corner

22

Worksheet

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT UNCAGED PHOENIX

une is here! June is finally

here!! Can you tell that I

am excited?! If not, I may

need to say it two more

times…June is here! June is here!!

My love for June may be a little biased—as

it is my birth month—but when you look at it’s

calendar position and generally [not every year] the

weather, what is there not to love?! In June you are

able to look back and acknowledge the fact that you

have survived. You may not be where you want to be,

you may not have gotten close to achieving your goals,

but during this month there is no judgement.

June is a month for rebirth, perfectly positioned to allow

you to look back at the reality of how far you have come,

all while taking the necessary steps to move forward.

Not everyone makes a fresh start in January; we all don’t

begin the race at the same time. Some of us—especially

me—require a burning bush and a few shooting stars

before we can position ourselves to get going.

In this month’s magazine we are going to provide you

with the motivation to move forward. With a get up and

go attitude, you can put the critical changes into play to

take your life beyond the dreaming and planning to

the implementing and realizing. This is the month

where we learn the sound and power that

exists within our voices and why it is

so important to release it into the

world.

In honor of Father’s Day, our feature

article, A Father’s Love by Elisa Grady, is definitely

one which takes a fresh but well needed look into the

powerful bond shared between a father and child. This heart

pulling article sheds light onto the reality that can exist, even

when life’s circumstances aren’t perfect. It is definitely a must

read and one of my favorites to date!

Don’t forget to check out this month’s challenge and your

personal printout; both skillfully crafted to give you a leg up, get

you refreshed and prepare you to get up and get going.

Enjoy this month’s magazine and never forget to let your whisper

shake the ground!

Lisa Smithen

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Up!

Get


COACHING

une is the mid-point…the month of reassessment. It is not a destination month. Rather,

let’s consider it a launching point. I know everyone loves to focus on January for fresh

starts, but don’t ever limit yourself to one day, one month or one year. For June, you

have to get up and be willing to move. Some of you may not be where you want to be and

are thinking that, at this stage, it is better to acquiesce, pause for a moment, and maybe

try again next year.

Although I am in full belief that there are periods where we need to take a break and

(perhaps) step back for a bit, are you sure this “momentary” lull is for rest or are you

simply hiding? For those of you who may not be taking respite but are in fact hiding from

yourself, others or the world…it is time to get up. I know it may be scary and thoughts

of rejection and judgment may cloud your mind,

but I am going to need you to try. You see…the

world is filled with enough darkness and it is

screaming out for your voice, your energy, your

business, your love and your essence. Your

dreams are not too small. Even though you

may think that it doesn’t matter if you get up

or not, the truth is…you matter! And, therefore,

your voice, energy, business, love, essence and

dreams all matter! So…get up!!

It is time for you to let go of the excuses. All they

have done is left you motionless; standing on

what may appear to be solid ground, but which,

Your dreams are not too small.

Even though you may think that

it doesn’t matter if you get up

or not, the truth is…you matter!

And, therefore, your voice,

energy, business, love, essence

and dreams all matter!

in actuality, is sinking sand. Just as everything changes and evolves, so too must your

approach and efforts. Holding on to the past and all of the twisted, warped excuses that

you fed yourself—or allowed others to feed you—is not going to sustain you in the future.

You are going to have to get up.

What does it matter if you are not like everyone else? You were never meant to be! Your

goals and your purpose were created for you. All of your experiences, natural abilities

and circumstances are for you and your path. Don’t compare yourself to other people

and where they are on their journey. They may be able to swim towards their destination;

some may be able to walk on the bridges created by others. But have you ever considered

that maybe—just maybe—God already knew who you would be and where you would be,

and designed you to walk to yours, even if it meant walking on water?

Limiting yourself to following the course set by others robs you of the opportunities to

learn what really lies within you. There has to be a reason why you are here, and it may

not be for the same reason everyone else is here. Some people start in January, some

have to wait until June. No matter the period, the reason or the path, you cannot allow

yourself to become comfortable with hiding behind the myriad excuses for why it is not

the right time. It may never be the right time, but the time you have is now. So…get up!!

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LIFE’S TOOLS

et’s do something a bit different over the summer... For the next few months, we are

going to put the apps down—we are going to put everything down—and head back

to the basics. The kids are out of school, the place is hot as heck, and though we

are still out there trying to do everything and be everywhere….it is time to have some

fun. For June (my birth month) we are gonna go way back and play a little with some

of the basic ways of having some old fashion, belly-laughing fun.

Recently, in the midst of school exams and work deadlines, my kids brought out a

simple deck of cards. I personally can’t even remember when we bought the cards

but somewhere between cleaning or looking for something else, they found them.

Right now, you are probably thinking I have lost my mind and can’t be suggesting that

you go buy a pack of cards… No, I have not lost my mind, but I am telling you to get

up and buy/order/find yourself a pack of cards today.

Should I have listened to my daughters when they proposed playing a game instead

of focusing on my deadlines and making them finish their studies? Maybe I shouldn’t

have, but time is so short, and everyone needs to take a break from the norm to

reconnect with loved ones. Could we have just turned on Netflix and watched a movie?

Yes, we could have…and we have many times. But when my daughters challenged me

and told me that they would beat me, the competitor in me instantly came out.

Just a quick word of caution… If your children or loved ones challenge you to a game

you have never played before, do not let your ego drive you to betting that you will

win. Don’t be like me! Humble yourself, learn the game and walk in your lane. My

kids introduced me to the Speed game, and my 40+ year old fingers and mind were

annihilated over and over again. Clearly, I did not heed my own advice early enough

and after diving in headfirst with my ego, I lost five games in a row! Through each

of the whopping defeats they handed me, we laughed and rolled rollickingly, while

making fun of each other and of my constant screaming for them to slow down. With

each loss, I hackled and fussed like a big baby.

A simple unbranded pack of cards revealed that we could take our focus off of

everything and, very inexpensively, enjoy a moment together. Too many times,

as adults, we believe that giving our kids and loved ones expensive

items demonstrates our love for them. But at the end of the

day, hearing my children’s laughter and seeing their joy each

time they won was priceless. It became even more valuable

when I understood the game to the point where I was able

to turn the tables and finally win a few rounds.

Take my advice...for this summer, break out the simple, old

school, fun ways of connecting with the people around you.

Blend your old games with their new games, invent new ones

and show your kids the beauty in having fun without apps and

technology.

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

hroughout the past twelve months, whether it has been through

our monthly blogs, e-magazines or planners, we have promoted the

significance of self-love. We believe self-love is and will always play a vital

role in living an UnCaged life. But did you know that you cannot truly love

yourself if you keep your voice muzzled?

Remaining silent behind your fears—or the opinions of others—robs you

of your purpose, and the world of your voice and impact. You cannot fully

experience true self-love if you are unwilling to uncage your voice. Whether

expressed through sound or action, your voice is an integral part of your

being, as it serves as a faucet through which energy is released. Vocalizing

your thoughts and ideas is not just about being heard [this is not a popularity

contest], it is about telling your truth and allowing your energy to take its

rightful place within the world. You may not have Oprah’s or Beyonce’s


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Vocalizing your thoughts and

ideas is not just about being heard,

it is about telling your truth and

allowing your energy to take its

rightful place within the world.

marketing teams, but this does

not mean that you don’t have

something valuable to say or

do. Your voice has value, and

this is why for the remaining six

months of the year, I am asking

you to take care of and unleash

your unique sound. Together,

we are going to deliberately

make the effort to share our

voices with those around us

and with the world.

Whatever the medium—writing stories/books/blogs, engaging in discourse on a

podcast, creating objects/opportunities/videos or organizing events and activities—

let your voice be heard. There are six more months left in the year. Leaving your voice

to die inside of you isn’t healthy. It may not happen today but at some point, it will

haunt you, slowly nagging your mind until you reach to the point where you can no

longer feel satisfied staying silent. The bitter taste that previously remained in your

mouth after one-sided debates will no longer be physically or spiritually

palatable. As your mind and body starts to reject the encompassing

negativity, you will discover that the time for sharing your

thoughts and ideas is long overdue.

Not only will releasing your voice help you to reduce the

intake of negative words and energy into your own space,

it will also give you the opportunity to share with others.

You may not think that you know enough to have an

impact but guess what…we will never know everything.

Life is a journey that should be spent learning, sharing

and growing. People who say and think they know

everything are lying to themselves and to everyone

else. The fact that you are willing to be honest

regarding what you do or don’t know takes your voice

to another level. It simply makes it your truth and

your voice.

How are you going to raise your voice for the next

six months?

What you do want to say?

What are you passionate about?

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Father’s

A Love

o often we hear the phrase,

“There is nothing like a Mother’s

Love.” How about a Father’s Love?

A father’s love is one of the most

powerful things on God’s earth.

I should know. I experienced

it even though I came from a

divorced home. While my father

wasn’t there in the home with us

physically, his love for me never

waivered. My father’s love was

beyond measure.

Even though my parents were

divorced, my mother never spoke

negatively of my father. Instead,

she made sure my father was a

part of my life. She nurtured our

relationship. She made sure we

were a part of each other’s lives.

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FEATURE ARTICLE

When it was his weekend, we would go

fishing, play basketball in the park, eat

burgers at the Woolworth, and sit on the

porch when the sun went down, just looking

at the stars drinking Big Red. I’d be so

excited when it was Dad’s weekend because

I would get to visit my other grandparents,

cousins, aunts and uncles. It was so many

of them and they loved to talk. I would sit

and quietly listen to them. Taking in all my

history. My father would watch me soaking

up all his family history. My big bright brown

eyes would be focused on whomever was

speaking. Daddy would give me a loving

smile, and nod or wink when I would look his

way in pure amazement. I learned so much

about the other side of my family—like how

their forefathers were sharecroppers. I had

uncles who had traveled the world protecting

our freedom and serving this country. I had

aunts who worked full time jobs and owned

small businesses. My father made sure I

knew those things. I would always talk to

my friends about my Dad. Tell them about

him being a marine and sharing all his stories

with my friends.

wisdom and family history with them as I

attentively looked on. My father’s love was

so amazing!

I’ll never forget the call I received that my

father was sick. My Aunt called and told me

to get there as quickly as I could. It was close

to the Thanksgiving holiday, so I packed the

girls up and headed in that direction. When

I arrived, there sat my father. He looked

so fragile. He could barely lift his arms to

hug me. He looked at me and smiled but

it was his eyes. His eyes told me he was

afraid. They told me that this was serious.

The diagnosis was not good. CANCER. My

father’s response: “Time to FIGHT!!!!”

I took vacation days to drive the 3 hours

down the highway for surgery, Chemo and

Even when my mother remarried and moved

us some 3 hours away, she made sure that my

father’s love was always with me. She’d make

sure we talked on the phone. She sent him

pictures of me as I grew up over the years.

Every summer, I would go to our hometown

to spend time with my mother’s family, but

she made sure that everyone knew I would

be spending half my visit with my father.

As I became a young woman, my father made

sure he was there for every milestone of

my life’s journey. Graduation, marriage, the

birth of my children, as well as the loss of

one of my daughters. He was right there.

He would travel the 3 hours to come see

his granddaughters when he could. I would

make sure I made the 3-hour trip with the

girls in tow to see him. He would share his

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Part of life is understanding love comes

in many forms. Just because people

love you different from the way you

think they should, doesn’t mean they

don’t love you. Things will never be

exactly the way you want.

to get back on the road and head

home. I kissed my father and told

him not to get up…just rest.

My father passed away 2 months

later. When he passed he stopped

by to see me in a vision. He

looked at me, smiled and then he

was gone. I awoke to the phone

ringing. It was my mother with

the news. The 58 years of my

father’s life were a blessing to me.

His love helped shape me into the

woman I am today.

Radiation treatments. I would get the girls

off to school before I hit the road and I would

make it back most nights before they fell

asleep. When my father was feeling good, he

would call me some nights and say, “Do you

think you can take off tomorrow and come

have lunch with me? I want a good burger

with extra pickle.” I’d say, “Wouldn’t miss it!”

Those were some of the best days of my life.

It was Memorial Day, and my family and I

had been on vacation. We made the stop

in my hometown to see my father. He was

in the yard grilling. The girls ran up to him

screaming, “Big Daddy! Big Daddy!” He

beamed that smile that only he had and with

open arms welcomed all that love from his

baby girls. Later that evening my father

started complaining of pain and decided to

go lay down. I went to check on him with

the girls hot on my heals. They jumped up on

the bed and I sat on the bed next to my father.

He began to drop small nuggets of wisdom

on all of us. That day he taught the girls

the importance of saving. He told them to

save all their loose change. In the end those

pennies made dollars. He told me to always

remember you can’t help who you love. He

said, “I may not be with your mother, but I’ve

always loved her, and I always will.” As he

grimaced with pain, I told him we were going

I’ve shared this story with so many young

men and women who have been at odds with

their fathers. Some hadn’t spoken to their

fathers for years. They want their fathers to

be perfect. They’re angry because they didn’t

feel like their fathers were there for them the

way they thought they should be. They feel

like their fathers didn’t love them or show

them love the way they thought they should.

I simply say, your father loved you the best

way he knew how. Give him a chance. Stop

and pick up the phone. Call or send that text.

One day you won’t have a father to visit or

call. I then share these words from one of

my favorite YouTube shows Giants.

Part of life is understanding love comes in

many forms. Just because people love you

different from the way you think they should,

doesn’t mean they don’t love you. Things will

never be exactly the way you want.

Forgive those passed hurts and move forward

in your relationship with your father. Time

for you to experience A Father’s Love.

Elisa M. Grady

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PUZZLES

H E P D B L Y K I Y E D T N S T R G I T I B W D I

V L R E E B I S F C T D Q I A E A G G H A I N G A

O B O M Q L D T N Q E I T E S Y I V A G B R B U X

L A C F V R I E W D R Y C P C B S Q D I F T T K R

H R R N G U S V H X G E O I O I V A N S W H C G I

U E A C F E T V E J L N Y E T J T O Y H D D E D W

E V S P R R T G J R S F S A Z N I C S E D A S I E

C I T P I H S N O I T A L E R T E A A S R Y I A D

F L I X O H B X B K M I X G C P M H A R X S C N D

P E N N A H U I K J J P F E Q X W R T K P G R S J

B D A F J P L O W C J F N F P E R I J U C L E W J

K R T Y K I P V O B Y N Z N C Z N S F O A D X E B

C M I X T I H U X Y O J U I Z B C P W P W C E R Y

V C O Y N C R J P C D C O F V K S C A I P U I S R

H C N I N A A P E M W V D X V K W Q P U R P O S E

U C O L G F I B G A N Z A L I F L V I C L C X M G

E N R E P X I B E E X I Q L J M W A I W V P E V X

S D Q I X U V K X F K K A A B P H P D F J D R J S

W P R R M E S N E Q B S J F G M B I L S M A S Z R

S F X O B H T I F R E T J I H D E H F D C U I I G

E C U D O R P O J I D Q J W C E Z T L M E Z P Q X

K P Y I N A L P E M A G M S W A F T K G P M R O Q

N H S P T Q U F S R G D H D J Q M W R V U U Q N U

P M I N E C X M D Y G E F J F V W U X Y G M T X S

W G R Y Z A G W P J B G P E R F E C T I O N H A C

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PUZZLES

Word Puzzle

Answers

Authenticity

Birthday

Connection

Courage

Deliver

Deliverable

Exercise

Gameplan

Mine

Naysayers

Opinions

Perfection

Practice

Prayer

Presence

Procrastination

Produce

Purpose

Relationship

Responsibility

Sight

Try

Voice

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PUZZLES

Letter Tile Puzzles

Unscramble the tiles to reveal a message.

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Answers on page 21.


MONTHLY CHALLENGE

ou may have

seen the recent

viral video of the

Holiday Inn Express

employee who, when

confronted by an

alleged racist woman,

calmly explained to

her: “I understand

that, but it’s above

me now…” He was

referring to upper

management’s

decision to deny

the woman a room,

based on her alleged

behavior. When I saw

the video, it drove me

down a rabbit hole

where I had to take

a look at my own life.

This video reminded

me of the myriad

times I had been

placed in negative

positions—whether by

strangers, loved ones

or business associates.

In all transparency,

when faced with a

few overwhelming

obstacles in my past,

my clap back game

was strong. After

some introspection,

I realized that I did

not handle many of

those situations with

enough clarity and

peace of mind. I took

things personally.

It Is

Above Me

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MONTHLY CHALLENGE

For this month’s challenge, we are going to take our lives to another level. Rather than

merely reacting to the situations we find ourselves in, we will step back, appropriately

assess and then respond accordingly. We are going to challenge ourselves to apply

this practice with our families, on our jobs, in our business dealings and during our

encounters with strangers (i.e. every relationship and situation).

Note: IT IS ABOVE ME does not remove your ability or responsibility to act or speak. It

does, however, allow you to realize that some situations are really not even about you

but more about the other person. The IT IS ABOVE ME challenge will reveal that you are

stronger than your primitive responses. You will me required to look at your past and

your present, all while preparing for your future.

For the rest of this month—and hopefully for the rest of your life—we are going to

take an IT IS ABOVE ME approach. From this point onward, we will take the following

steps when we find ourselves trapped in situations that are either toxic or distractive

to our purpose.


Step

Step

Try your best to temporarily take yourself out of the situation, even if mentally.

Yes, there will be times when there isn’t a pause button. Not everything comes

to us as an email, message or letter where we can put a strong pause on our

response. In some instances, we may be placed right in the middle of toxicity

without warning and without much time to breathe. Nonetheless, whenever

possible, try and slow down your response. It does not mean you are weak if you

choose to delay or ask for a few minutes to respond. Stay silent, request time,

walk away if you can. Allow yourself the time or space to assess the situation.

1Ask 2yourself if this is even about you. I have been in so many situations

where other people have deflected their own short comings and fears onto

me. Not everything is about you, but the way you choose to respond in those

moments says a lot about you. Try to think with an empathetic mind instead

of rash emotions. Seek to understand where the person is coming from. They

may be scared, sleepy, hungry, or brought up by fools; there are many factors

that make someone act and think the way they do. Does it make them right?

No! However, having the understanding that some confrontations may not

be based on you personally, but by something triggered on a sore point or on

a bad day for them, will make it easier to find a solution.

Think

Step

long-term and not short-term. Even though you may feel

wronged, offended or hurt by the person or the situation, your first

response may not be the best response. Your friend may have done

something to hurt you and you want to hurt them back... Would that

help you or them in the long run? Yes, it may feel good in the moment

to get revenge, but does it really help you?

3Know that everything does not require your response. Clapping

4back and ‘handling the situation’ does not always require your direct

handling. There will be occasions where you will have to stand up

for yourself (in a respectful manner). In other circumstances, you

may need to elevate the problem to another level and let someone

else take charge. This allows the situation to be managed without

it taking a biased and personal slant. Then there are the instances

where you are just going to have to walk away and let people stay in

their muck. Some individuals don’t want to know better or do better,

and nothing you do or say will help their tragedy. Taking your time

and energy to battle with them will only leave you depleted. When

faced with these moments and people, walk away and leave them

to wallow around in their own filth alone.

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ENTREPRENEUR CORNER

Perfection

Goal

or an

Excuse?

the

ave you ever taken part in an interview where the applicant

characterized themself as a perfectionist? Perhaps you have

portrayed yourself in that way? Early in my career I thought that

this was the perfect response to give to a potential employer

when asked “How would you describe yourself?” Up to this day I

still wonder why employers even ask this question. I mean…who

really confesses to a potential new boss: “I would always be more

committed to my bed in the morning than any job you could

offer!” I don’t. Posed with this question, I would always tell them

the partial truth and not the whole truth of being a perfectionist.

Then quickly follow up with a play on words to show that I would

be that employee who would pay attention to every detail, even if

it meant staying overtime. Shockingly, even with this half-truth

and messy admission, for the majority of interviews I attended, I

was always offered the job. Nonetheless, now that I am older and

have been blessed to hold positions where I have been on the

other side of the table to interview others, I wonder why anyone

would ever hire—or go into business with—anyone who proudly

claimed to be a perfectionist.

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ENTREPRENEUR CORNER

I am in no way promoting that you shouldn’t want to do

things the right way, as I have never believed in doing

things halfway or just enough. But claiming to be an allinclusive

perfectionist isn’t really a good thing either. In life

and in business you have to know that neither holding out

for perfection or delivering halfway should be a constant

means of existence. For example, you don’t want to be so

focused on every microscopic thing that you don’t get your

job done. If you are waiting for the perfect time, perfect

financing and perfect shift in the market for you to start

your business, then you will be waiting for the rest of your

life. On the other hand, if you are rushing to do something

just because everybody else (and their mama) is doing it,

then you are going to go half-assed and not put in the

required work, research and prayers to do it right.

To help you figure out which approach is best, take the following into consideration:

1. You have to consider your resources—including your access to those resources—

and, if applicable, your deadlines when deciding if it is best to aim for perfection

or to just do the best you can in the moment. For some situations you will have

ample time to try every- and anything in the aim of finding the best approach.

While in others, you will be given a short amount of time and limited resources.

Both situations require different responses and you have to be willing to adapt.

2. Ask yourself if you are really aiming for perfection or if you are just procrastinating.

Hiding behind the façade of perfection sounds a lot better than saying that I am

dilly-dallying. Be honest with yourself and try to figure out why you are trying to

delay the outcome. Hiding because you are afraid of making mistakes will make

you very risk-averse and prevent you from growing.

3. Is ‘just enough’ really always enough? Would you want your mechanic to fix your

car’s breaks just enough or would you want them to make sure that everything is

working properly? If you know that you can do better and that the receiver of your

effort deserves better, then do better.

Always do the best you can do within your given restrictions. You may not be a

superstar in everything you do, but make sure that you are doing your best in the

moment. Realistically, this may require analyzing what tasks can be delegated or

postponed to allow you to do your best. Remember, your best may not be perfect but

at the end of the day, doing nothing is not really an option.

LETTER TILES PUZZLE ANSWERS:

PUZZLE #1: I LOVE MYSELF ENOUGH TO NEVER ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT DEVALUES ME OR MY PURPOSE

PUZZLE #2: YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM SHOULD WANT YOU TO CHANGE AND GROW

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“Most people don’t aim too high and miss. They aim too low and hit.” - Bob Moawad

Reevaluate & Reassess

It is time to reevaluate and reassess what we want for ourselves for the second half of 2019 and

beyond. Yes, it is great to have 5-year vision plans, but it is also important to have actionable

goals and steps where we are able to achieve forward movement. By choosing to be intentional

for the rest of the year, we are made accountable for doing better in our own careers, businesses

and life.

By reminding ourselves of our purpose we can take advantage of opportunities while successfully

navigating the obstacles that are part of our journey. At various points in our lives we should

reassess our previous goals to see if they are actually empowering us or if they are limiting us

from aiming higher.

1. What goals have you held on to because they would make other people see you as a success?

2. What are some things that you personally consider to be signs of success? Be honest with yourself

as to why you see them as goalposts to success?

3. What goals do you think are unachievable? Why?

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4. What things do you dream about or admire in other people [things you are afraid to say aloud?

5. Who are the people you can surround yourself with to help keep you accountable to your goals?

6. List six things you are still procrastinating on in 2019.

7. Take two items [that are important to you] each from questions 2, 3, 4, 6 [for a total of 8]. Write

down six actionable steps for each item that you can do over the next six months to get you closer

to being successful for each item. This can be daily steps, to do lists, etc. (Note: This is not where

you simply state dreams. This is where you write down how you are going to achieve them.)

8. Get up and Do it! “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just

the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

-Diane Ackerman


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