Monday, February 27, 2017

How Dreams Take Us Forward



"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined."
-Thoreau

I used to believe that dreams where accomplished by lucky people, and that I was not one of them. For many years, I put my dreams on hold, to fulfill the dreams of my parents. Where are you with your dreams and goals? When I reflect on what I want to accomplish for my life, I am reminded that first must believe that those dreams and life goals are possible and that they will be attainable. Do you believe your dreams will come true? It is said that when you believe is your dreams you are half way there. I would agree with this statement one hundred percent! Today I want to share with you why this is so and how we could be on our way to making sure those dreams become a reality!

Don’t doubt your dreams or life goals.
The first step in believing in your dreams is to not doubt them. The second step is to believe in them. When you believe that it is possible for you to get that dream job, to meet that perfect man, to buy your dream job, the universe, God can’t help but conspire with you to make sure that it becomes a reality. Your optimistic view that this is not only possible but necessary is the fuel that your dreams need to start to fruition. It sounds very simple but this is the first step to igniting your dreams. As, I work on my dreams I am reminded that I once doubted them. I doubted that I could be the creator of my life, and that is why it took me twenty years to be on my purpose. Now that I believe in my dreams, and understand my purpose a stand taller, there is much more meaning in my life.

Action, action, action!
The second step in making your life goals or dreams a reality is to act. When you are working toward your dreams, you inform the universe that you are serious and in return the universe gets serious too. It’s what you put out that will be reflected to you. As I reflect on my success, on my fulfilled dreams I can see that everything resulted out of me putting my part to making it sure it would happen. For example, one of my dreams was to be a published author. But it would have stayed a dream if I had not put action to it. The universe supported this desire by connecting me with my amazing editor Debbie. I had the dream, I put action to it. Then the universe, God sent this amazing woman to make my dream of becoming a published author a reality. Thanks to her and my dedication to this project, this book will be released in the next few months.

Be flexible and patient.
I used to believe in rigid time lines. I used to believe that things had to happen on my time. Not anymore! Today, I like to ride with the flow and I don’t feel guilty about it. I believe in the flow because I have no doubt that dreams come true. The only thing I don’t know for sure is that I could pin point the date and time. I now understand acquiring dreams and life goals is not about that peak of the mountain, it’s about the journey. You stay in the journey when you practice gratitude for what you have and continue to work for what you desire. Don’t ever surrender, don’t ever believe that you have failed if your dreams don’t show up tomorrow. Your dreams need time to fruition. Be patient and enjoy the climb, because that is where you will spend most of the time.

My dream for you is to believe in your dreams. Don’t despair when they don’t show up on your rigid time line. The most important thing is that you keep on moving forward. Yes, evaluate the progress you are making, adjust your sails if you need to but keep with the ocean current.

Join me next week where I will discuss a bit further why it’s important to work on our energy flow and how this makes your dreams find you much easier. Until next Monday, I want you to BELIEVE anything is possible, understand that you will CHANGE in the process, to BECOME who you were destined to be!

Nancy:)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Believe. Change. Become.



"Follow your bliss.
Choose to live your passion
Find your true north."

-Nancy Salmeron

My name is Nancy Salmeron, I am the founder of BELIEVE. CHANGE. BECOME. Two years ago, I started writing on blogger. I introduced myself then, but today I want to reintroduce myself again so that you can better understand my mission and so you can to be aware of some of the changes that are coming. In my past life, I was an educator, in my current life I continue to teach, but now I am teacher of life. Today, I am an inspirational speaker, writer and a personal development coach.  I help individuals come alive by helping them identify their passion and supporting them with their dreams. My purpose for these posts is to support and empower you with your dreams and life goals. I also want to awaken you to the possibility that there are no limits for what you desire. That the limits you see are only in your mind. It is my mission to help you remember what your dreams were and to remind you that they are meant to be accomplished. It’s imperative that you understand that you first must BELIEVE in yourself and your dreams. Then you must act and apply CHANGE to BECOME who you were destined to be.

Currently, I blog every Monday and this will stay the same. To guide and support you with your dreams and life goals, I have decided to focus on a monthly theme. For example, starting next month I will focus on BELIEFS. You will learn why believing in yourself and your dreams is essential to making them come true. You will also be able to understand why certain beliefs can stop you from reaching those goals. We will work on your mindset. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube because, I will provide Transformational Wednesday videos on YouTube, daily motivational quotes on Instagram and on Facebook I will go live monthly with Q and A’ Fridays to support you with your BECOMING. I am very excited for these changes that will only enhance the possibilities for me to be more successful in getting you on your way to the life of your dreams.

I want to close by reinforcing that your life has a purpose. There is a reason you are here and it’s not just to pay bills and die. There is more to your life, you have a special mission you must accomplish. There is a special gift or talent that only you have that is a gift to the world. What makes you come alive? What is your reason for being here? My reason is to empower you to fulfil your destiny. My reason is to remind you that you are no accident, you are no mistake. The world is waiting for that special gift that could change the world. Your journey to the peak of the mountain, will not always be sunshine and rainbows, but it’s in the rain and thunderstorms that you will learn to dance. I believe that everything is possible for you. I also believe that only those who BELIEVE in their dreams, act and apply CHANGE will get to BECOME to fulfil their destiny. Let this be you. Will you join me to BELIEVE. CHANGE. BECOME? See you next Monday!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Six Tips to Living a Life Without Regrets


"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
 It's the life in your years."

-Abraham Lincoln

What does it mean to live life without regrets? It is my belief that we make life harder than it really is. The older I get the more I understand that love should always be my compass. That staying in the moment will guide my future. That staying close to the ones you love make you happier. That going with the flow does not mean you can’t express your mind. And that in the end you have not lived unless you have pursued your dreams. This is what I believe is essential for living a life of joy. The order does not matter for me. What matter is that at the end of my life when asked if I lived a happy life, I can say without a doubt that I choose my life and I never settled for it. To expand on what I view is essential for a happy life read further.

Pursue your dreams and not the dreams of others.
To live a life that truly matters you must pursue your dreams, and not what your parents, family or friends desire for you. Some dreams may involve the material world, others come from the heart from seeking purpose and significance in your life. I define this as unique as your thumb print. Your true calling or purpose was given to you to follow it. It’s that special thing that makes you come alive. What makes you come alive? For me it’s empowering individuals to believe in their dreams and following their purpose. When I think about life purpose I understand that we have different callings. For some it’s to be an educator, doctor, scientist or mother. Your purpose does not have to be grand as to what society defines to be successful. To be successful in life you just need to follow your heart, follow your bliss. It’s doing what you want to do because you love it. If you want to be a mother and love that roll, pursue it with passion, and be the best mother possible.  Your purpose should do with what brings you joy and what contributes positively to others lives. How many people you impact does not matter. What matters is that you are making someone else’s lives better because you were born.

Work less and stay close to the ones you love.
Work less and spend time with the ones you love. Life tends to move fast. You have a child and like a blink of the eye ten years go by. Be cautious of your time. Dedicate time to the ones you love. Make a conscious choice to quality time with them. Yes, we get busy, but let go of the things that take away from bonding and loving your special people in your life. It is said that in our death beds we will regret the time we spent working but never the time we spent with the ones we love.

Go with the flow.
To go with the flow is to understand that you are being guided into what is best for you. Work for what you desire, but be wise enough to know when to surrender and go with the flow. As you go with the flow you will discover that there is a better plan for your life that you ever imagined. When you trust in God in the Universe you discover that life should not be so complicated, and that when you let go and trust life becomes effortless and more rewarding.

Express your mind.
To express your mind is to not die with ideas or thoughts that could change our world. Be mindful of your thoughts and express only those thought that empower and uplift others. Also, express your thoughts that will support love, empathy and compassion. When you do, you give the opportunity for others to do the same. Even if you have negative or fearful feelings know that you have the right to express them, don’t hold anger or resentment express it. Be open with your thoughts and world views but never impose them.

Enjoy each moment.
Savor every moment. Good or bad moments should be cherished because they are fleeting. Stay present and focused. As you live consciously every moment you realize that life is a beautiful thing. That even when pain and suffering make a visit, it too will transcend into something better. Stay in the moment, by telling reminding yourself that this is all you have. The past is gone. The future is never guaranteed the present is the only thing that we can count on.

Let love not fear lead the way
When you decide to be led by love, you will bring prosperity and joy to your life. If you choose fear you will bring uncertainty and hardship into your life. Love is the emotion that we are born with, but fear is what society and the world teach us. Let go of fear and embrace love. It feels better and it’s better for your health.

In conclusion, there is a purpose to your life and that is to live in joy!  You will find joy when you choose love and enjoy each moment. Express your mind, but also learn to go with the flow of life. Last, but not least remember to live in purpose because that is why you are here. Until next week Believe. Change. Become.

NancyJ