Happy new year beautiful!
Yes, I am talking to you. Can we just celebrate the fact that we are now in another amazing year! I want to start off by saying thank you! Thank you to all of you who have ever attended a Refresh event or taken one of my workshops or courses or read any of my books or even liked or commented on my social media pages, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you, because without you, Refresh would have little meaning.
When I started Refresh, it was an answer to a deep yearning in my soul. I wanted to LIVE my life and step completely into the best woman I could become. For so long, I had just been existing, doing what I thought I should do and checking all the boxes, I thought I should check, but I was not living purposefully. The minute I started living intentionally and purposefully, my life changed. I started a journey to my best self.
I want to share two quotes that capture the spirit of the journey I’ve been on.
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life” Robin Sharma
“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
I am still on that journey, I’ve had some wins but some failures and setbacks as well, but I am still on that journey, moving forward. And I hope you are on that journey as well. Because the world deserves you at your best. You are important to the world. You carry a gift inside of you that someone needs.
This year, I invite you to step out on faith, live with intention and take powerful action. Download this FIT Statement here. Fill it out
and put it somewhere you can see it every day to remind yourself of the life you intend to life this year. The ladies that attended our FAB brunch in Atlanta, filled these out and we mailed them back to them a few days ago, so they should be receiving it any day now. I mailed them back at a strategic time because as we go into the new year, it is a powerful thing to have faith and take intentional action.
Leave a comment when you have downloaded it and share what you believe!
I have another gift for you!
So, one of the tools that I used to understand myself more and how I can show up as my best in my work with Refresh and in my life in general, is something called the Fascination Advantage test. It was developed by Sally Hogshead.Sally Hogshead is a Hall of Fame speaker and the New York Times best- selling author of How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination.
If you are an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, or teacher or anything like that, you should definitely take this test, but even if you are a doctor, homemaker, CEO, this test will give you valuable insight into how the world sees you and how you can become more fascinating in general.
When people find you fascinating, you have more impact! says @ekeneonline – Tweet this if you agree!
Here’s the great news, I have 100 of these tests to give away for FREE.
Use this code to discover your fascination advantage: [JOY-Refresh] Step 1. Go to HowToFascinate.com/YOU. Step 2. Enter the code + your information Step 3. Click START NOW!
The code is only for the first 100 tests so I urge you to check it out asap. It will be so worth your time.
Again, I want to ask you, what are you going to do this year?
All you have to do is Say Yes!
I posted this on my Facebook page back in May 2015 (Follow me on Facebook @refreshguide and IG @refreshwithekene) and today I’m reading Shonda Rhimes, best selling book, “Year of yes.”
What’s interesting to me is that Shonda started her year of yes after she was considered a very successful woman.
She was Shonda Rhimes of Shondaland fame. She owned Thursday night television, women were hunting for Scandalesque white pant suits because of her and still, she admits in the book that she was unhappy.
Thank you Shonda, for keeping it real, because despite the fact that you may be successful in one aspect of your life, you could still be deeply unfulfilled in others and this can cause deep unhappiness. I see it all the time, powerhouse women who are really unhappy but they can’t admit it, can’t own it, even feel shame because of it, because with all their success why should they be unhappy?
Here’s the thing. Success is not actually living. You can be successful in your career, business or as a mother or another social role, but still not be living. Success is being able to set a goal and achieve it, however if the goals are not authentic or really tied into a purposeful vision or your true values, you may end up successful and unhappy. Or perhaps the goal is only focused in one area of your life, this can create one dimensional success.
This is why my focus is on holistic success, I have a different approach to life. I teach women how to really see and own their whole life and set goals accordingly. I’m teaching this among other things in my Whole You Intensive soon.
Today, I dare you to start living. Like Shonda, start saying yes. If it stirs something up in you, say yes. I recently just signed up to audition for a play…I’m not an actor, nor do I dream about being one, but I saw the notice and there was a flutter inside of me, so I sent in a request to be considered for the auditions. What’s the worst that can happen? They say no? Who cares…what really matters is that I said Yes.
I want to hear from you…are you going to start saying yes or have you said yes in life? What were the results? Share your wisdom!
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