Who Are You?

May Baydoun - Life Coach - Who Are You
May Baydoun – Life Coach – Who Are You

Self-love is a prerequisite for self confidence.  Similarly, self knowing is a prerequisite for self-love.  It can be very difficult to love what you don’t know, or rather, who you don’t know.  Imagine loving yourself if you are not sure who you are, or what you stand for!  Who are you really?

When asked this question, many people will begin to list their titles: mom, wife; their job: accountant, programmer, Etc.  Who you are, is much less definable.  I believe who you are is a feeling that is not necessarily meant to be put into words.  It’s the knowing of your strengths and weaknesses and the acceptance that you are on a journey to become the best person you can be.  You are you, and you are not defined by words.  The only one who can know who you are is you. Sure, others will have opinions about who you are, or rather what you are.  But their opinions don’t matter.  No one knows you like you know you.

Figuring out who you are will require some soul-searching, lots of pondering, and time.  Keep in mind that you are forever changing as a person.  The more you learn and grow as a person, the more defined “who” you are will become to you.  Who you are today will not be who you are in ten years.  And if there is something you don’t like about yourself, you have the power to change it. This is what self-development is all about.

My personal journey took off when the desire to be a good role model for my daughter’s burn so strong I could no longer ignore it.  Back then I was less than happy with many aspects of myself, both physical and with my personality.  I can’t say I loved myself back then.  It’s been an almost 4 years journey and today I can honestly say I love myself.  And this love radiates and self-confidence.  I know who I am, and nothing anyone can say or do will make this “knowing” waiver.

My wish for you is that you will also look deep within and find who you are, love yourself and find your self-confidence.

Love,

May

 

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Switching Gears

May Baydoun - Life Coach - Planning
May Baydoun – Life Coach – Planning

Striking that perfect work-life balance may be what every entrepreneur, especially mompreneurs, strive for.  In the past few weeks I’ve managed to find some sort of balance where I was picking my kids up early from school and daycare in order to have more time to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been getting in Montreal.  Now that the sun is up late into the night and school will be out for the summer at the end of this week, it’s time to switch to a summer schedule.  In the summer, I know the kids are having a blast at day camp, so I pick them up a little later.  This gives me an extra 10 to 12 hours a week for my business and multitude of projects that I take on.  Needless to say; my focus has been on planning.

You see, I have found that if I plan, I mean really take the time to plan projects with a timeline that fits my life, things don’t get overwhelming.  I know there is time for everything.   For each project, I write out the tasks to be completed, pick a due date for The Project based on the number of tasks required, then I fill my calendar with the due dates for each task.

The biggest drawback I find in planning is that it can be time-consuming.  However, one must keep in mind that time wasted figuring out what the next step is can be even more time-consuming.  How do you prefer spending your time? Productive or not?

 

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The Nice Weather

May Baydoun - Life Coach - Summer Sunset
May Baydoun – Life Coach – Summer Sunset

 

The warm weather is upon us and it feels great!  Montreal winters are way too long.  From mid-September to just about early to mid-May, the weather is too cool to get go out without a sweater or lite jacket.  In other words, no hot t-shirt or sundress days during those almost 8 months.  This leaves us only four months in which to enjoy the hot weather.  Needless to say that summer in Montreal is short, and when we get a few rainy days, summer can feel even shorter.

A few weeks ago, on Mother’s Day, we were lucky enough to get one of those clear skies, warm, sunny, no jackets required kind of days.  We enjoyed a nice family drive with the windows down, music playing and children chattering.  As I enjoy this moment of bliss, the thought of enjoying this kind of weather all year round came tempting me.

There was once a time I would have traded almost anything to get out of Montreal and go live somewhere nice and warm.  Those days are gone!  The fact of the matter is that back then, I knew nothing of mindfulness, gratitude and creating life on my own terms.  I was looking for an escape to get away from my life and start fresh.  A strategy that would have probably failed considering the issues that needed to be resolved would have followed me wherever I went.

I’ve come along way!  The desire to escape and start fresh is long gone.  By working through what I didn’t like in my life I was able to create huge change.  Having learn to be grateful for the things in my life, I’m able to enjoy all the seasons that my Montreal has to offer.  I don’t foresee any major relocating in my future.  I’m too busy enjoying the moment!

 

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Celebrating Motherhood

May Baydoun - Life Coach - Celebrating Motherhood
May Baydoun – Life Coach – Celebrating Motherhood

This journal entry was written in my personal journal on Mother’s Day 2018.

Today, in many parts of the world, it is a celebration of motherhood.  Something that I personally celebrate throughout the year with special moments I get to spend with my mother and watching my kids enjoy their time with Grandma.  I am grateful for these moments.  Grateful for her still being here so we can enjoy her presence.  Grateful to be living close by and to be able to visit whenever.  Grateful I get to chill on the sofa with her, while sipping tea and watching Family Feud on TV.  The best is when she makes me a panini grilled cheese on pita sandwich.  Yum!

When it comes to Mom, it’s really the small things.  Being a mother myself I get to witness the other side of the metal.  The thrill my children get out of surprising me with Mother’s Day gifts makes my heart melt.  For me, it isn’t about what they make me or do for me on that day, but rather the excitement I get to see in their eyes when they present me with my surprise!

This morning I was treated to my morning coffee and breakfast in bed.  I shared the breakfast and enjoyed the coffee.  But the best part was having the whole family in the bed, dog included, laughing and enjoying a moment in time.

As challenging as being a mother can be, I do my best to enjoy it all.  I’m not the perfect Mom.  I don’t think such a thing exists.  I know deep down I’m doing a great job.  And every once in awhile I get reminded of it by those who get to watch me being a mom without really knowing me.  Being told by my children’s Jiu-Jitsu Sensei that I do a great job and my children are so well behaved is just one example of how the effort I put into being a mom are noticed.

All moms are great moms and to me all women are moms.  Whether biological or not, to humans, or fur-babies, or simply a mentor for someone in need of it.  All women are mothers and so I wish all women a happy Mother’s Day.

 

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SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

May Baydoun - Life Coach - SMART Goals Are Not So Smart
May Baydoun – Life Coach – SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

I’ve been living by SMART goals for as long as I can remember.  I’ve recommended that clients set SMART goals to help them progress on their Journey.  So, you can imagine how floored I was the first time I heard the sentence: “SMART goals are not so smart.”

I was sitting in class for my latest life coaching certification, attentively listening to my teacher as she got into the topic of goal setting.  I thought to myself: “I know this!”  And that’s when I heard my teacher say: “SMART goals are not so smart.”  Wait, what?!?!?!

The fact of the matter is that SMART goals are limiting.  Their very nature is meant to put a cap on what can be achieved.  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time specific.  You are essentially limiting yourself to what your mind can consciously determine to fit into the SMART goal requirements.

However, the laws of the Universe operate very differently from our conscious human mind.  The universe knows no limit, while our human mind will set a goal that it thinks can be achieved by us.  An example of this is someone who would like to shed 50 lb of weight and sets out to slim down by one pound per week for the next 50 weeks.  It is a SMART goal.  Do you see how this can limit the person to only achieving this goal in the timeline they have set and not achieve more than that?

The intention you put out is what the Universe conspires to give.  Now take that same person who sends out into the Universe that she is to have a strong, healthy and slim body; and she focuses on the vision of herself as a strong, healthy and slim individual.  By taking the same steps to achieve the weight loss goal, the person focused on the end-result is more likely to achieve beyond the goal set in her consciousness.

The visions we hold in our minds allow the Universe to work in our favor while the SMART goals we are setting for ourselves limit us to what we think we can achieve.  Why not put the Universe to work for you and set out to achieve without the limits imposed by your mind.  You may believe you can only achieve a certain amount or thing, but you may be surprised to find out that by letting go of that “HOW” details, you achieve so much more.

 

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A Vision of Giving Back

May Baydoun -  Life Coach - A Vision of Giving Back
May Baydoun – Life Coach – A Vision of Giving Back

As humans, we have a tendency of focusing on the things we don’t want. Once we shift our perspective and focus on what we do want we are able to change our reality. It is however important to keep in mind that the universe is about giving and receiving. If you expect to receive all the wonderful things you have been putting into your Visions, you will also want to include a vision of how you can give back.

Giving back doesn’t have to break the bank! It doesn’t have to be monetary. I know of many people who choose to give back with their time. They find a way to volunteer in their communities. I myself choose to give back by donating the many lightly used items that my family has outgrown. I send these items off with the intention that they go to the person who needs them the most and let the universe take care of the rest.

There are many ways to give back. How much, how little or simply how you choose to give is entirely up to you. What is important is that you do give back. If you expect Universe to help you receive all that you have been envisioning, start including ways for you to pay it forward in your vision.

 

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A Vision for Your Finances

May Baydoun - Life Coach - A Vision for Your Finances
May Baydoun – Life Coach – A Vision for Your Finances

Let’s talk about money!  And let’s face facts, no matter how much we try to convince ourselves, and others, that we don’t work for the money; that we do our job because we love it and the money is only secondary; money remains a necessity.  It is the currency of our lives as we know it and it is to our advantage to make peace with the idea of making money, managing money and setting some aside for a rainy day.

Sadly, many of us have preconceived negative views of what money is and what it does to you.  Beliefs such as money is evil, money makes you greedy, money can’t buy happiness, all make it so that we subconsciously have a need to protect ourselves from the “evil” money.  Our reality then becomes a struggle between keeping money at bay and having the money we need to live comfortably.

First and foremost, we must understand that money, like everything, is simply an energy.  It isn’t good, it certainly isn’t bad, it just is.  Once we understand this, it becomes easier to see past the stereotypes that surround money and create our own definition of what it means to us.  So, take some time and think of how you feel about money.  What comes to mind first is likely to be your deep-rooted beliefs.  And it’s perfectly okay if they are negative because you have the power to consciously choose to change that.

Once you know how you feel about money you can redefine what it means to you. This is when creating a vision of your finances becomes much easier. The limiting beliefs that were blocking you having now been addressed, you can now envision what your finances will look like in a year’s time.  Are you more secure financially?  Have you paid off your debts?  Are you able to afford more luxuries for yourself?  See it as if you already have it.

When it comes to money matters, it’s important to keep in mind that money is just a currency, an energy.  It’s up to you to choose whether it’s an energy you want to attract into your life.

 

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A Vision of your Work or Career

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May Baydoun – Life Coach – A Vision of Your Work or Career

Let’s face facts!  Like most people you probably spend 20 to 25% of your time at work.  If like me, you are a small business owner that number can go way up.  So, it’s only logical that you want to be at a job or on a career path that you really enjoy and that makes you feel good. This is where creating a vision of your ideals when it comes to your work or career can help you shift your perspective from the things you are not so thrilled about to how you want things to be.  Keep in mind that focusing on the end will bring about the positive changed along the way. And the more you can focus on your vision for 2018, the less likely you are to get caught up in the so-called office drama.

So, what do you want for your career?  Are you dreaming of a promotion?  Maybe you would like a new position altogether.  Perhaps more product sales in your business, or more clients on a weekly basis is what you want to see happen for yourself. Whatever you may be wanting in your career right now, I want you to envision it for the end of this year.  But don’t stop there!  Take it further by defining what a successful career means to you.  Then with your own definition of a successful career create your vision of what you want this year.

Once you have that Vision, make sure you hold on to it and take proactive steps towards it. Falling back into the trap of office gossip and drama (or should I say trauma) won’t serve you.  Go about your business, do what you need to do and keep your eyes on your prize.

 

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A Vision for Your Relationships

May Baydoun - Life Coach - A Vision of Your Relationships
May Baydoun – Life Coach – A Vision of Your Relationships

Relationships are an integral part of life.  No matter which way you turn; you find yourself in some kind of a relationship with someone.  As humans, we tend to walk in and out of relationships on an almost daily basis.  Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright ugly.  Those are the kind that make you wonder: “How do I even attract these people into my life?”.

Many of the people you attract into your life are a reflection of your own self.  As you work towards the highest vision of your spiritual self, you are also changing who can come into your life and how they get to treat you.  But why stop there?  If you are anything like me, you likely enjoy positive, uplifting relationships that allow for giving and receiving and push you towards personal growth.  Then again, you may have a completely different definition of what a relationship is.

Think about what it means to you to be in a relationship: be it romantic, professional, friendly or casual.  Take the time to create the highest vision of what your relationships look like by year’s end.  If there are relationships in your life you would like to see improve, include them in your vision.  If there are relationships that no longer serve you, know that when you end relationships it does not imply that the relationship has failed but rather that you have learned all you needed to learn and shared all you needed to share from that relationship.  You are simply graduating onto something better.

As you focus on your relationship vision, you may find that some relationships get better, some transform completely while others dissolve entirely.  Although the end of a relationship is never easy, especially in the case of long term, emotionally charged relationships that you have many memories associated with.  My advice is to never view the end of a relationship as a failure, but rather look at it as having learned all you needed to learn from that person and having shared all that needed to be shared between the two of you.  It’s time to graduate from that relationship and step into your next classroom.

 

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Daily Wisdom – February 18, 2018

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