Listen to Episode 45 of the Welcome to Your Life! Midlife Made Easier Podcast- No One Expects You to Win

Hey there!  In 90 days, 2020 will be history.  We may not have started well, but we can end it with a bang.  But I want you to consider this, no one expects you to win.  Your family and friends probably do not believe that you can really conquer your fears, lose weight, or fulfill your dreams.  You have been talking about leaving your soul-sucking job for years; they do not even listen when you complain about it now.

They do not expect you to move out of the ordinary existence you have carved out for yourself. And while it may be a lovely place to hang out, it is not where you want to spend the rest of your life.  You want to spread your wings and soar as high as you possibly can in this life.

The truth of the matter is that while your family and friends do not expect you to become extraordinary at this stage of your life, you might not think it is possible either.  I could be writing this post for myself as much as for you, but I believe that if we band together and hold each other accountable, we could achieve some big goals in the last 90 days of 2020.

But where should we start?  Start with one dream.  You do not have to conquer your entire to-do list in 90 days; start with just one goal. In other words, start small.  Pick one item off your list and go all in until it is completed, and then if you have time, choose another one. Surround yourself with other midlife women who will love you, support you, and give you a little kick in the bottom when you stall. (join our free midlife made easier group)

You might be a little timid to do something new; maybe you tried to move the needle towards greatness before and failed.  So, what!  Failure is learning.  My 90-day goal is to write and publish the three tiny books I started and stopped writing at the beginning of the year.  Literally, I got almost to the end of each one and just let everything else interfere with my writing time, including my own excuses.  I want to give birth to these half-completed manuscripts and share their contents with the world.

You may think that it is impossible to do anything significant in just 90 days.  Maybe you believe that you do not have the time between your job, community work, and the people you still have to care for, don’t get me started on caretaking; we are, after all, the caregiver generation.  When I think about it, this is the first time in my life when I was not taking care of someone besides myself. Do not get me wrong, I am not suggesting that your family and friends are hoping you fail, but if you change, that could upset their worlds.  And believe me, they do not want that to happen.

We are midlife women, most of the world has written us off, our contributions from here on out is to babysit the grandkids, go to church, or chase after our grown children and try to find out what is happening in their lives. Still, we were made for more than to live vicariously through our children and grandchildren, our life experience,  the sacrifices we’ve made, and the hard-fought knowledge we have accumulated demands that we share our genius with the world. 

No one in your current circle may expect you to become the extraordinary superstar you were created to be, but I believe in you. I believe in us.  Now! Get to it.

In 90 days, you could:

  • Lose 12 pounds (just one pound per week)
  • Find a new career
  • Increase your savings account balance
  • Write a book
  • Get rid of the clutter and reorganize your home
  • Read three novels (just one per month)
  • Start a blog or a podcast (post once a week, that is 12 entries by 12.31)
  • Buy a new car
  • Take care of the dental work you have been putting off

These may not seem like life-altering activities, but you would be surprised at what one small shift in your “normal” routine can lead to; if you want some accountability, let us know in the comments what you are going to tackle in the last 90 days of 2020. We will be right there cheering you on.

With Peace and Love,

Renee

Hi guys, my name is Renee.  I am a Certified Life and Empowerment Coach and Yoga teacher. When I stopped dieting and began to love my body, I lost 43 pounds, reversed my prediabetes, and created a life I love.  I help mid-life women lose weight without dieting by helping them to increase their self-confidence, self-love, and self-care without guilt.  My gift to you Beating the Midlife Slump! 10 Strategies to Help You Boost Your Self Confidence, Self-Love, and Self-Care

 

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