Our thoughts can make or break our dreams. And mindset is the name of the game when designing a great life.

Think on these thoughts and ask yourself if you are paying attention to your thoughts.

Did you know that we have about 65,000 thoughts each day and 90% of them are the same as the previous day overlapping and wiring neural pathways? Each thought is comparable to data in a computer. Enough repetition and the brain, our own hard drive, is programmed whether it is yours or someone else’s thought.

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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Start Small and Dream Big

Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed to linger on forever?  We would lie under a tree and just dream…  or how about when you were ‘little’ and you would just go out and ‘play’.  It was all about using your imagination…  no plan, you just made it up as you went along.  And what about playing “dress up”, sifting through a chest of old clothes and costumes.

An old favorite creative play of mine was Statue Maker.  This is where you would spin around and however you landed, you would create a name to describe yourself in the newly created ‘statue’ form.  Then a ‘buyer’ would hopefully come along and choose you as their treasured purchase.

Where did that imagination go?

The good news is it’s still within the spirit of that little boy or little girl, tucked inside the older self, full of adult “to do” lists and responsibilities.  It’s who we truly are. We genuinely are exquisitely unique, childlike versions of our grown-up selves.  Try tapping into that again.

So this is an invitation to him or her. Ask your little one to come out and play.

Park yourself under a tree (if the weather permits) or somewhere where you are free to just be and daydream.

And wonder…

  • What do I want to be when I grow up?  (Ignore the date on your birth certificate.)
  • Visualize and listen without any censorship!
  • Allow your imagination to free-float.
  • See yourself happy.
  • What pose does your statue make today?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What makes you smile?
  • Where do you live?
  • Who are you playing with?
  • How do you help others?
  • What do you do to make the world around you a happy place?
  • Journal a bit and capture your dreams.
  • Make this a practice – it will reinvigorate and inspire you!
  • Perhaps you start small, but remember even the Statue of Liberty has a larger, greater version of herself.
  • Just start and DREAM BIG!

Call your best friend and ask them to come out and play.

Would love to hear how your imagination inspired you as a child or as an adult!  Please share.

To your most playful dreams!

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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Great Lives

Of course, everyone wants a Great Life, a life they love living, a life where the feeling is so strong that it swells up inside you and makes you want to shout it out from the rooftops… I have a GREAT Life!

Although, even if having a great life is your birthright, it is not guaranteed.  A Great Life is instead, something YOU must choose, or design, not something you hope for or wish will come into existence.

So what does it take?

A Great Life is a state of mind or perception that is actualized.  Regardless of your rearing, background, or financial status, it begins with a deep desire within and then moves towards a decision and belief that you can create what you want, be what you want, have what you want, with the clear intent and action to transform into it or achieve it.

In addition to imagining your dream or idea of what you envision, there must be a HUGE BELIEVING CO-FACTOR that it’s absolutely possible for it to come into being.

That requires commitment, being ALL IN! 

These initial steps can lift one from the lowliest steps of desperation to the highest levels of power and wealth.  Some of the greatest of our times, from Carnegie to Edison to the Wright Brothers all successfully utilized these same processes, and you can too.  We all are drinking from the same source.  It all begins with the thought!  See “Thoughts are Things”.

So, are you ALL IN for a Great Life?  Time does not wait for you to ‘get it’.  This I know from experience.

We start from where we are with what there is in the moment.  Just be sure to START SOMETHING!  You will discover that it will require motivation to move through old paradigms.  I am here as your mentor believing in you, to motivate you, to support you, with tools and strategies as you reclaim the power and light that is rightfully yours to operate at a higher level of living. 

The greatest news is that in the process you WILL become a better, more expanded version of yourself!

Share a comment below to inspire others… What do you envision for your great life?

Make it a Great Day; it adds up to be a Great Life!

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Self Love and Greatness

I am seeing graphics of this nature more and more online. We are frequently being reminded to say “I love me”… so ‘whas up’ with that?

Despite all the ways society has become self involved, accustomed to primping at spas, going to concerts, out to dinners, etc., many still struggle with honoring or loving themselves at a deeper, soul level. The very juice or life force that enables one to thrive, has instead been focused in directions that do not satisfy long term, and ironically, becomes depleted.

Coming from a large family of 5 siblings, I was raised to share just about everything: from my room, to toys, clothes, and treats. I recall frequently walking to the local candy store with 10 cents and buying the penny candy; mint juleps and red dollars 2 for 1 and then passing them all out. That was common. From the time we were little we were told to think of others, be good to others, and operate from the belief that it is better to give than to receive. That was part of the early childhood programming.

It’s all good, but somewhere in there, the “I love me” muscle was neglected. It was more deeply embedded than it was far better to be a ‘good’ girl or boy, and to obey our elders, without question. As a result, the subconscious program becomes more other focused, failing to nurture the inner self and setting up a life-long pattern of others’ needs taking precedence over ourselves.

Self-love often feels out of character.

It begs the question, how do we fully achieve a great life if we do not fully love ourselves, often subliminally coupled with a lack of deserving? Lets face it, with all the addictions and dysfunctions in society, it has become an epidemic. But on a very simple level, let’s begin with recognizing the fact that it is quite healthy to love oneself first, thereby balancing the natural flow of giving AND receiving, and honoring our innate design within. We day by day reprogram the data in our own hard drive. In other words… ME FIRST!

News Flash! We are born to thrive and self express as greatness. YEAH!! But how? Much too lengthy to respond here, however, in my daily jumpstart I have a daily activity for you to start exercising that “I love me” muscle to shift that old paradigm. Just click on the Box to download, take some time to yourself, make a commitment, and start making it a habit.

When you begin to feel a full, deep love in your heart – you are connected to your divine source of love and at that point it is pure. And when you offer that purity of heart to yourself and then to someone by saying I love you – it is a very generous gift, one without any agenda and expectations.

What an absolute Joy!

Make it a GREAT day,

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day… what will you do with it?

As the early morning sunrise peeks over the horizon, remember you have the opportunity to create the kind of day you wish to experience – pending, of course, on your perception. Never mind that you may have high pressure meetings or a list of tasks as long as a meter stick. It’s your perception of the day that matters. So while your head is still on the pillow, at the very moment you awaken and your eyes open, take a moment and let it register… this is a once in a lifetime day.

You will NEVER, ever get to relive this exact day. So with that thought in mind, what kind of day will you create? Will you choose an ok, so-so kind of day? A so far so good, complacent kind of day? Don’t settle when just as effortlessly you can choose a GREAT, Thank God I’m alive kind of day.

Breathe and become present to this opportune moment. How you welcome in this gift of life will make a significant difference as to how the day unfolds. Starting with your thoughts and perceptions, each of these days builds upon the next and seemingly gradually, yet all too quickly becomes a life.

Want a GREAT life? Make the decision to review, and modify your thoughts to create it – – beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life.” How extraordinarily grateful and blessed am I to have this day.

Make it a great one – One day at a time!

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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