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Laugh!  For  Pete’s  Sake --- sometimes,  what  else  is  there  to  do?     Acceptance  –  you  are  where  you  are.  Yep,  I  have  to  sit  in  my  decisions  and  choices.  Admit  it  so   you  can  change  it.  Sometimes  we  have  to  “Woman  Up”  and  face  the  music.  The  most  important   action  you  can  take  is  to  admit  what  the  current  circumstances  are.  Do  not  make  them  worse   and  do  not  paint  them  better.  Stick  to  the  facts.  Then  make  a  decision  to  make  a  change.  Is  your   business  losing  money?  Is  your  boss  ignoring  your  talents  and  skills?  Is  your  boyfriend  being   faithful?  How  many  cookies  did  your  really  eat?    And  yes,  girlfriend,  life  is  better  living  with   integrity  will  start  you  on  the  way  to  a  smart  life.

Embrace  Change –  It  is  time  to  change  some  habits  and  lifestyle  choices.  Maybe  you  are  tired  of   doing  the  same  thing,  the  same  way  and  getting  the  same  results.  Look  at  the  pain  you  are  in.   What  is  not  working?  Feel  it  and  know  what  it  feels  like.  Now  visualize  the  change  you  want  in   your  life.  Focus  on  it.  Think  about  it  in  a  positive  way.  Take  the  leap  and  go  after  the  new  job,   start  your  company,  join  a  gym,  make  an  ultimatum  in  your  relationship.  Change  feels  really   good  once  you  let  it  encompass  you.     

Honor  your  Passions –  Do  what  you  love.  Mihaly  Csikszentmihalyi  coined  the  term  “flow.”  It  is   when  you  are  so  focused  on  what  you  are  doing,  you  lose  track  of  time.  You  are  living  in  your   passion.  Find  out  what  makes  your  heart  sign  and  your  mind  learn.  Honor  your  flow.  Take  some   time  every  day  or  every  week  to  be  in  your  real  passion  where  you  forget  about  time.  It  may  be   a  hobby,  a  career  or  a  philanthropic  cause.  Follow  your  passion  to  make  a  significant  difference   in  the  world.         

Make  your  Surroundings  Supportive  –  Weed  out  people  and  situations  that  are  negative.  As   women,  we  all  have  so  many  obligations.  Spend  as  little  time  as  possible  with  people  who  bring   you  down  and  make  you  anxious.  It  is  okay  to  make  positive  decisions  to  spend  your  time,  and   we  all  have  limited  time  with  people  who  are  life  affirming.  Create  a  space  you  love  in  your   house  that  feels  calm  and  peaceful.  Spend  some  time  in  your  beautiful  space  and  feel  the  good   energy.        

Cultivate  Women  Business  Friendships  –  Locate  groups  or  organizations  of  women  on-­‐line  or  in   person  to  align  with.  Women  need  to  support  one  another.  I  have  found  that  most  women   entrepreneurs  are  very  supportive  of  one  another.  There  are  some  wonderful  philanthropic   organizations  and  fitness  groups  where  you  can  develop  relationships.  We  all  know  there  may   be  some  women  groups  that  feel  competitive.  If  you  are  obligated  do  what  my  grandma  taught   me.  If  you  cannot  say  something  nice,  do  not  say  anything  at  all.  Oh  yeah  and  my  thoughts,   walk  big  circles  around  them.     

Learn  SMART  Every  Day  -­‐  Take  a  few  minutes  to  learn  a  new  word,  a  new  concept,  a  new  way   of  thinking  everyday.  This  will  not  only  make  you  more  interesting,  it  will  make  your  life  more   interesting  for  you.  The  variety  will  make  change  easier  to  adapt  to.  Broaden  your  thinking  to   consider  other  viewpoints.  You  may  find  yourself  a  little  more  flexible.  A  diverse  knowledge  will   inspire  your  creativity  and  will  make  you  more  inspiring  to  be  around.  And  most  importantly  it   is  fun  to  be  a  bright  woman.     

Dream  –  Find  out  what  you  want.  It  is  okay.  Think  about  it.  Write  about  it.  It  is  healthy  to  have   goals.  Allow  yourself  some  time  to  see  what  is  your  passion  and  your  hopes.  It  is  freeing  to   allow  your  mind  to  wander  and  focus  on  your  dreams.  Release  your  creativity  and  enjoy   yourself.  Don’t  stay  there  too  long,  but  take  the  time  to  know  yourself.  The  look  at  your  reality   and  see  how  you  can  incorporate  some  of  your  dreams  into  your  life       

Eat  Breakfast  –  Every  day  I  eat  3  to  4  egg  whites  and  I  drink  a  small  green  shake  with  lots  of   spinach  and  blueberries  to  start  my  day.  Other  people  love  oatmeal  with  blueberries.During  the   night  when  we’re  sleeping,  our  metabolic  rate  runs  slowly  and  conservatively,that  means  we   are  not  burning  many  calories,  but  once  we’re  awake,  our  bodies  need  to  speed  up  and  break   out  of  fasting.  There’s  nothing  like  a  healthy  breakfast  and  a  big  glass  of  water  to  jump-­‐start  the   day.     

Exercise  Every  Day  –  walk  the  halls  at  work,  walk  around  your  living  room  while  you  watch  TV,   stretch,  touch  your  toes,  walk  your  dog.  Sometimes  us  girls  have  a  tendency  to  make  a  big  deal   out  of  everything.  It  is  okay  to  make  exercise  easy  and  fun.  I  find  when  I  take  a  break  and  go  to   a  yoga  class  or  take  a  brisk  walk,  I  have  more  energy  and  sass!  What  do  you  enjoy  doing  that   moves  your  body?  Self  care  can  be  incorporated  into  everyday  life.  Let’s  all  move  every  day.       

Take  Time  to  Breath  –  Go  into  a  quiet  room,  go  into  the  bathroom  stall  at  work,  go  to  the   beach,  walk  around  the  block.  It  does  not  matter  where  you  go.  Take  a  few  minutes  every  day   to  clear  your  mind.  Often  I  thank  the  universe  for  being  able  to  breath.  Slow  down  your  breath,   count  to  10  and  focus  on  slowing  down.  This  will  slow  your  heart  rate  and  reduce  your  stress   level.  Just  stop.  Do  not  try  to  fix  anything  or  anyone.  Clear  your  mind  for  a  few  minutes.  The   clarity  will  fill  your  mind  and  soul.    

Who  Gives  a  Hoot  about  the  Past?  –  So  what!  Let  it  go.  We  are  all  so  ridiculously  human.  Who   hasn’t  done  some  really  dumb  stuff?  I  have.  I  have  spent  an  inordinate  amount  of  time  berating   myself.  What  good  did  that  do?  Not  a  darn  thing.  Be  sure  you  are  respectful  of  your  friendships   and  your  family.  Make  amends  if  it  serves  you  and  will  help  the  person  who  was  hurt.  Do  not   and  I  repeat,  do  not  do  the  same  dumb  thing  twice.  Learn  from  your  past  but  do  not  obsess   about  it.  Spend  the  time  you  spent  ruminating,  yes  that  is  a  big  word...ruminating,  doing   something  positive  for  the  future.  It  is  much  more  worthwhile  for  you  and  for  the  world  to  think   about  the  meaningful  life  you  get  to  live.  So  girlfriends,  move  on!     

Perfection  Served  You  –  Seriously,  trying  to  be  perfect  helped  you  get  good  grades,  get  a  good   job,  allowed  you  to  have  some  amazing  accomplishments.  I  am  sure  you  also  experienced  a  lot   of  heartache  from  not  ever  feeling  like  you  ever  crossed  the  finish  line.  Recognize  the  silly   pursuit  of  perfection.  There  is  never  a  finish  line.  Accept  it,  Laugh  About  it,  Grieve  it……..  Now  it   is  time  to  let  it  go.  Are  you  tired  of  the  chase  keeping  your  frustrated  and  stagnate?  Taking  the   leap  from  perfection  to  SMART  is  freeing.  Thank  your  perfect  and  move  on.       

Love  with  Abandon  –  You  will  be  amazed  the  love  you  will  bring  into  your  life  when  you  bring   your  whole  loving  self  to  the  people  you  care  about.  My  biggest  obstacle  is  that  I  thought  if   anyone  really  knew  me  and  I  mean  really  know  me,  they  would  find  out  how  “icky”  I  was  on  the   inside.  Do  you  want  to  know  what  happened?  I  took  a  chance.  I  can’t  even  tell  you  why  but  I   started  opening  up  and  sharing  with  other  women,  with  my  children  and  with  my  husband.   Guess  what?  They  love  me  more.  Who  would  have  known?  They  appreciate  how  deep  I  feel   and  how  much  compassion  and  empathy  I  have  for  others.  Wow!  Real  Love  Matters.                 
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I am Kimberlee Jo and my mission is to improve relationships with self and others, increase financial abundance for all, and promote health and wellness. 
 
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