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Jan 04

2014 In Review

 

2014 In ReviewAnother year has come and gone.  This year I wrapped up things a little differently.  I actually took the time to sit down and review 2014.  I looked at the four main areas of my life:  Health, Career/Wealth, Relationships and Personal Growth.  The idea was to purposely look for the positive things that happened over the last year.  How did I move forward.

HEALTH

In the area of Health, I consistently exercised 4-5 times per week.  I did a mixture of racquetball, pilates and bodyweight exercises.  I am using Bodyweight Pilates which really helped to build my core muscles.  I love playing racquetball.  It satisfies my competitive urges as well as giving me a great cardio workout.  I did end up spraining my ankle, but I worked hard to heal and build up my strength so I could get back out there.  I tried several different bodyweight programs throughout the year, but the one I like the best is CT-50.  The Garage Warrior is great in emphasizing good form and you progress at your own pace.  I’m at level 2 ready to move up to level 3.

On the downside, I did end up gaining a few pounds.  It looks like its because I’m heading into menapause.  Also, noticed my face is getting more brown spots and I am experiencing more redness in certain areas.  During my physical I found out my vitamin D levels were a little low so I’m going to have to spend more time in the sun.  Shouldn’t be an issue living in Hawaii 😉

CAREER/WEALTH

For Career/Wealth i have improved my ETF Trend Trading skills.  I am more consistent and am better at keeping my emotions under control.  I have started learning about FOREX using Apiary and hope to earn a funded account by mid-2015.  I bought Tony Robbin’s new book, “Master the Money Game”.  It is a huge book filled with a lot of great information that I hope to apply in 2015.  I also started a Visual Fundamentals course where I can learn about graphic notetaking and facilitation.  I would like to apply these skills in my current career as a knowledge manager.

The only thing I was unhappy about in the area of career/wealth is the frustration level I’m feeling at work.  My current boss is not cut out for the position and I have been very impatient.  Luckily, he is scheduled to move on to a new position by the middle of the year.

RELATIONSHIPS

I started to let go trying to control everything in my kid’s lives.  I didn’t think it would be so difficult, but it is.  They are all in college and as with many teenagers and young adults they think they know it all.  My husband and I share our experience, but it looks like it goes in one ear and out the other.  We have worked hard to let them make their own mistakes and face the consequences of their choices.   What I wasn’t so good at was being supportive and compassionate.  I tend to be judgemental.  Also, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and studying which means I don’t spend as much time as I should with the family.

PERSONAL GROWTH

This is my favorite area which I have to learn to keep in check so the rest of the areas in my life do not suffer.  I’ve been reading more this year after I joined Tai Lopez’s 67 steps program.  I really like what Tai shares in how to live an extraordinary life which means having love, health, wealth and happiness.  I also started Robbins-Maddanes Training.  I think it will help me in how I deal with other people and will serve as an experiment to see if I would make a good coach.  I also started using Jeff Gignac’s Passive Brain Fitness videos which has improved my attitude and mindset.

It is so easy for me to go overboard in this area.  I have not been good at follow through and when a new program comes along, I drop my current one.  I will have to be picky and choose which ones to focus my time on.  I also tried meditating, but stopped after a month.  My mind would not settle down.  I need to learn to quiet my mind.

That is my year in review.  In general, I am very happy with what I’ve accomplished.  I’m moving in the right directions.  It may not be as fast as I would like, but it is progress.  I will take what I learned this year to make 2015 even better.  My next post will outline specifically what I would like to do for 2015.

Namaste,
Lori

 

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