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Put YOURSELF First!

I wake up in the morning and I am ready to pamper myself. After my own needs come the needs of everybody else. Without sounding too selfish I would like to add that I am working in the world of services where your real boss is your client. I spend all day – from 6am to 11pm giving service to others. And maybe for this reason I am the perfect person to advice on treating yourself every day as a health and wellness practice.

I do a lot of things to reward myself for being in the world. Personally, this keeps me going because I pay attention to the others a lot and when I don’t forget to pay attention to myself too (which in the past I have done) my inner balance is firmly grounded.

1. Schedule a time for yourself

Just keep in mind that the things you schedule eat up the things you don’t schedule.

Every morning I wake up 30 min earlier than I am supposed to and I have 30 min to be lazy, to day dream (no more work related nightmare scenarios early in the morning), to lay down in bed and do absolutely nothing. What a great start! The next thing I know is – before I step outside my front door I already have tons and ton of hair and make up products on me. As a woman who values the inner Goddess I make sure that I express my inner beauty every day in a unique way. As soon as I get compliments on my style, my hair, my make up, I of course innocently say “Thank you”, meaning “I know (wink), I worked hard for it. I’m glad it show and glows”

2. Make it a practice

One of the things that excite me the most is to connect with people in a meaningful way. What I do is – every day I schedule a time to small talk with the people who support me and make me feel happy. Conversations where people are negative, blaming, complaining are not part of my life any more. I know better and I do better. If somebody wants to engage me into being their emotional trashcan all I do is say: No, thanks. I’ll pass this.

3. Reward yourself for your success even before you achieve it

What I do, and it had always worked for me, is when I want something very much to motivate myself with Starbucks coffee. What I do is, I tell myself – “Now, that I am going to celebrate my success with this coffee even though I don’t have it yet, the manifestation of my success I definitely on its fast track way. Of course, after I take my time to drink my coffee and enjoy the taste of my success, I summon all my strength and actually go for it.

How about you? What do you do to treat yourself?

I challenge you to do one thing for yourself this week and share it on the board. One thing just for you and nobody else!


Put YURSELF First! © 2008 Tsvetanka Petrova. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author

Tsvetanka (Sue) Petrova, the Life and Money Coach, is a successful young, fabulous and rich entrepreneur and coach who helps executives and self-employed professionals to effortlessly strengthen their talents and attract more revenue. She has a first-hand experience with overcoming impossible obstacles, surviving through all storms and attaining unimaginable financial and personal success as a result. Sue’s blog and web site are a valuable resource with free articles and success tools. You can visit them at tsvetankapetrova.wordpress.com and www.aheartsdesires.com

Author’s note: Please feel free to use this article for your own web site or newsletter. However, the About the Author information and the copyright line need to be present in your reprint of this article. Also note, that this article is not to be altered or published incomplete and a copy of your reprint is sent to Sue@aheartsdesires.com

Do you pat yourself on the back?

One of the key secrets to success is not to tackle what you do well and how you can do it better but what you do when you get off the board and you get swirled into the waves. Fall down seven times, get up eight, says the Japanese proverb.

So, what do we do to get into where we want to be even though we may not be there yet? Many things can be done here but my personal favorite is to celebrate. I prefer this way to advance in whatever direction you would like to take because it’s always YOU to choose how to celebrate and whatever you choose your choice is nothing else but fabulous. Everyone would agree that the feeling when you are just having fun because you do what you like to and which is even more – you decided that you will do this – is just indescribably magnificent. And there is a saying regarding the food feelings. They keep us warm in rainy days.

Having the tools to keep yourself pumped up when you want to excel in what you do or when you feel that you are loosing momentum and want to regain empowerment makes all the difference in the world. This is what can keep your business into business and this is what distinguishes the people who go into business venture from those who are successful when going into business ventures.

So, how do you celebrate? Just brainstorm as many ways to enjoy yourself as possible and don’t forget to try them out and have fun doing it.

Whether others congratulate you or not on your wins is completely irrelevant if you do not give yourself a Hi5 too. When you recognize that you’re worth it and that the hill you’ve reached on your way to the top of the mountain is your hill, your accomplishment and you definitely deserve to pat yourself on the back you get yourself on the road to building inner strength which one day or another you will need when the storms come to your garden.

This will be your surviving tool. Once you start to recognize your milestones you can keep track of your progress. Being able to look back and be amazed at how far you have reached is very powerful because in this way you easily stay focused and on track. The danger of not being able to trace back your path of progress is that you may get lost on the way and in the end find yourself in a place where you never intended to be.

There is one more way to have the empowering positive feelings on your side and additionally to get ownership of your success. How about celebrating regularly your success before you even have it? As always it’s never a guarantee that you will get to where you want to be only by celebrating but there is a good chance. And then since you’ve already started celebrating what you already have naturally your thoughts and action will gravitate towards what it is that you want and eventually you will get there. For those who have never tried that approach to get themselves into motion I would like to challenge them to try and compare the feeling as opposed to celebrating after all is said and done.


Do you pat yourself on the back © 2008 Tsvetanka Petrova. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author

Tsvetanka (Sue) Petrova, the Life and Money Coach, is a successful young, fabulous and rich entrepreneur and coach who helps executives and self-employed professionals to effortlessly strengthen their talents and attract more revenue. She has a first-hand experience with overcoming impossible obstacles, surviving through all storms and attaining unimaginable financial and personal success as a result. Sue’s blog and web site are a valuable resource with free articles and success tools. You can visit them at tsvetankapetrova.wordpress.com and www.aheartsdesires.com

Author’s note: Please feel free to use this article for your own web site or newsletter. However, the About the Author information and the copyright line need to be present in your reprint of this article. Also note, that this article is not to be altered or published incomplete and a copy of your reprint is sent to Sue@aheartsdesires.com

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