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6 Life Lessons You Need To Hear (in under 5 minutes)

6 Life Lessons You Need To Hear (in under 5 minutes)

 

6 Incredible Life Lessons You Need To Learn

I’m going to make this quick because let’s be honest… I wish I learned these quicker.

1. Conforming to society will not satisfy YOU.

Society will push a certain weight, a certain style, a certain attitude, a certain job, a certain anything, but hear me out right now: if you are doing something simply because society favors it, it is not healthy for you.  You can fit society’s mold all you want, but I promise you will not feel better about yourself; instead you will be tired, frustrated, and disappointed in the result.  More importantly, you will never be satisfied and truly happy until you do what your mind and body is telling you to do.

 

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2. Never, ever say anything negative to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else.

Seriously.  You don’t deserve that.  Treat others the way you want to be treated is the Golden Rule.  But, the SHINY Golden Rule is the reverse: treat yourself the way you want to treat others.  Would you walk around calling strangers ‘fat’ or getting down on them for a pimple on their forehead? No.  So, why do that to yourself?

 

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3. Stop playing victim.

This one is brutally honest, yet incredibly important.

“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.” – John Gardner

Collectively as humans, we love to play victim; feel sorry for ourselves, act like the world is against us.  It gives us a reason to hide behind as to why things aren’t going as we desire.  In addition, playing victim gets us attention, and who doesn’t love attention.

However this self-pity attitude is not only a hiding place from reality, but it is tearing us away from our dreams.  By playing victim we are giving up the power to control our lives and decide where we end up, when really that power IS all ours.

Stop wasting time acting like the world is against you when the truth is the world is yours. 

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4. If you don’t like something, change it.

RE: above.  If you don’t like something, I am thrilled to tell you that you can change it.  You simply have to decide that you want to and believe in yourself and the power you have to control your life.  When it comes down to it, you are the only person in the world who has complete and utter control over who and what effects your life.  You just have to take that power. -> This can help you! <-

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5. Hang on with dear life to the good ones.

The world is full of shitty people.  But, the world is also full of angels.  When you meet a good one, when someone treats you right, do not let them go.  However, rid yourself as freely as you desire of the bad ones.  You deserve more.
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6. You are allowed to say ‘no’, heck you should say ‘no’ especially if on the inside you are saying ‘no’.

No matter how hard it is to say no, you can, and you should say ‘no’ especially if in your heart and soul you want to say ‘no’.  More importantly, you do not have to feel bad about saying ‘no’.  Here is a good place to start if you struggle with this.

 


 

Are you feeling empowered after reading this blog post?  Like you are ready to take on the world? GOOD, here is your next step.

 

Oh! And pin this for daily reminders.

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YouMakeYou In Action: Ashley Drummonds

YouMakeYou In Action: Ashley Drummonds

30 Day Blogging Challenge #22

Yesterday I went on a rant about passion— how we need to stop searching for it and instead let it find us, where in most cases it already has, we just then have to accept it and tear down the walls of social standards halting us from being with it.

Today, I want to share with you a story of incredible passion, just to prove that I am right.  LOL jk not at all— just because not only is this a story of passion but one of embodying the YouMakeYou® mindset.

Meet Ashley Drummonds:

Tell us a little about yourself: Hi, I’m Ashley Drummonds and I am the creator of ABS Protein Pancakes. Before I created ABS, I worked in the fitness industry, training clients and doing photo shoots. During this time I was on a really strict diet that didn’t allow a lot of foods, especially pancakes. When I was asked to do another photo shoot, I realized that I wanted to be happy, beautiful, enjoy food again, and to be slim and fit and that is when I realized I wanted to be Authentic, Beautiful, and Strong… I wanted to be ABS. This is when I decided to create a new path and start ABS to help others achieve these goals and enjoy what they ate. Currently, there are 3 delicious flavors of ABS Protein Pancakes. Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Roll and Vanilla Cake Batter that literally lets you eat 4 delicious protein pancakes all for almost the same nutrition as a protein shake! I mean, I am not a protein drink fan I would much rather eat pancakes and waffles for my nutrition. (RETWEET -Colby)

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For me, there was a defining moment when I knew I wanted to make YouMakeYou® something larger than a personal hobby and something that could allow me to empower others, was there a defining moment of which you knew that ABS was it for you? ABS is actually an acronym for Authentic Beauty and Strength, which is the whole mission behind the ABS Protein Pancakes. The slogan “I got my ABS while eating Pancakes” has a double meaning because yes the nutrition on the ABS Protein Pancakes is so clean and healthy that it is part of a healthy meal plan, but also going through my own struggle of dieting and depriving my body just to get those 6 pack abs I wanted to find a way for people to enjoy their favorite foods (which mine was breakfast foods like pancakes) while also being able to have the body they want.

What you have done with building a community around ABS Protein Pancakes is amazing, have you faced threeany challenges in chasing your dream? If so, how have you overcome them? Absolutely! One of the biggest challenges I think that most people come up against and I have dealt with myself is believing in yourself and your dream when nobody else sees the vision or agrees with you. When I first started the ABS Protein Pancakes, so many people told me that it would never work, it was a bad idea, or they just thought I was crazy!  I overcame the challenge of other people’s doubts and opinions simply by staying true to myself and constantly reminding myself of my “why”. Why I want to do it, why I even started and focusing on the long term goal of the business and product. I knew I wanted to help people enjoy their favorite foods while sticking to their fitness and nutrition goals and I also knew I wanted to help empower other women to believe in their dreams and passions. In order to do that, I had to learn how to believe in my own dreams and passions first and see it the whole way through before I could teach others and be an example as I do for my business coaching clients now.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

DREAM BIG.  Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from accomplishing something because once you decide what you want in life, everything in the universe immediately conspires to help you a

chieve it.

If you could give a young entrepreneur one piece of advice, what would it be?  Trust yourself above anyone else. Sometimes when we feel stuck or things slow down we think it’s because we don’t have enough skill, enough education, or enough or something that we have to go out and find a coach or mentor to tell us what to do when the truth is we all have an internal compass that navigates our journey. Not that I think there is ABS pancakesanything wrong with a coach or mentor because sometimes we just need those people to remind us of how to trust our intuition, but I think it’s important we always get quiet within ourselves and trust that inner voice to guide us.

What do the words ‘You Make You’ to you?  To me, YouMakeYou® is about giving people the freedom to create the body and life they want on their own terms. Our society tries to put so much pressure on women to have to fit in this box or this mold of who they are, what they look like, what size they are, etc when the truth is everyone is different and we all have to decide what is right for us and the life that we want. You make you means you have the opportunity to create life the way you want it to be instead of following what everyone else wants it to be for you.

Perfect stack of pancakes? Go. ABS Vanilla Cake Batter Pancakes topped with stevia sweetened greek yogurt, sliced strawberries and rainbow sprinkles!! It tastes just like Strawberry Shortcake!!

 

Thank you Ashley for taking the time to share your story. You Made You 😉

Be sure to check Ashley out — IG, website — and get yourself a bag of ABS, they are so gooood and the macros are wonderful. My personal favorite is the chocolate chip.

 

See you tomorrow!

xoxo YouMakeYou,

Colby

 

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