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Living Fabulously …With Integrity, Honesty & Authenticity

“No legacy is as rich as honesty.”

William Shakespeare

To live fabulously with integrity, honesty and authenticity you must first embrace the qualities of each, match your beliefs internally to them and continue to make a daily decision to live by them through your words and actions. Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles, and the soundness of moral character. Honesty is the quality of being honest; uprightness and fair; it’s about truthfulness, sincerity and being free from deceit or fraud. And, authenticity  is about being genuine, trustworthy and reliable. I feel that it starts inside, within the essence of our being, and  flows outside where it thrives when it is in alignment with our talk and our actions; they should mirror each other. Although these are very critical traits, living a life that is grounded with honesty, integrity and authenticity is very possible. If you think it’s hard then it will be. If you know in your heart that this is what you want, then set a clear intention to be “that person” and create your legacy with those principles.As you go throughout your life, there are many obstacles that will come your way and the manner in which you deal with them will have a great deal of impact on your level of integrity. Of course, you can go through life cutting corners in order to get ahead or even tell a couple of white lies when you feel as though you have the need. However, are you really doing yourself any favors by having this type of outlook on life? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing? wolf_in_sheeps_cloth

If you had any solid background while you were growing up, then you probably learned the major differences between wrong and right. However, there are many people that dance on the edge of doing what is right and what is convenient to them at the time. In order to truly live an authentic life that is filled with integrity and honesty you have to remember to treat others surrounding you in a manner in which you would expect to be treated. This idea can apply to both your personal and professional life and as a matter of fact, both your personal and professional life are related in a sense when you are speaking of integrity and honesty.

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

When you look at how you want to live your life, you will surely see that there are a number of ways that you can take on the situations that come your way. Think of some of the factors that mold you into the person who you are and the person who you would like to become. Do you have trust? A trust in yourself and what you can achieve is definitely important. At the same time, if others have trust in you then you are going to see many more doors opening for you when it comes to potential opportunities that are going to boost your finances.

“One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.”

Steven R. Covey

Take pride in what you do. When you have a strong sense of pride in the way that people think of you along with the characteristics that you posses then you will see your reputation growing exponentially. The last thing you will want is to see your reputation suffering any sort of blow that will make your friends, family or colleagues think any less of you. Taking great pride in yourself as a person as well as all of the accomplishments in your life will help to mold you into a person that oozes integrity. It also becomes your natural authenticity which is really how you think of yourself. When you are truly authentic you understand that the “camera is always on” regardless of anyone else being in your physical presence. You are authentic always, even when nobody is watching.

Always be sure to care for each and every relationship within your life. You can almost use the comparison of relationships to plants or flowers in that you have to nurture them in order for them to grow. Once your good relationships grow, you will be able to later reap the benefits. Sure, it is easy to say that you are an authentic, honest person with integrity that others can look up to. However, those are simply words if your actions do not fall in line.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

John F. Kennedy

People associate with the people they know, like and trust. When you live in integrity, authenticity and honesty more and more people will want to be around you, and partner and do business with you. Your success is complimented by being successful and your legacy is built upon fabulous traits that will long be remembered, respected and loved.

Make it a fabulous day!

Jodi Nicholson is an Inspirational Speaker, Consultant and Certified Master Coach. With her entrepreneurial spirit, Jodi specializes in Life & Business Coaching, Motivation and Success and has been self-employed in the personal and professional development arena for over 25 years. She shares her passion for helping others in her private coaching practice, trainings and certification classes through the Success Coach Institute. Learn more at http://jodinicholson.com

Do You Journal? “Reflections In Gratitude” is a perfect journal book

Reflections in Gratitude ~ A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments is a keepsake journal and allows you to reflect upon abundance and celebrate your accomplishments, successes and most fabulous moments in gratitude. Contains inspirational quotes, positive affirmations, thought-provoking words of virtue, values and gratitude with space to write your reflections and journal in style.

Live the journey, feel the joy!  Get it here … http://amzn.to/HANTyO

REVIEWS: 5.0 out of 5 stars

 “Fabulous” Success Coach creates fabulous gratitude journal April 15, 2012

By Melanie D. Bragg

Jodi Nicholson created this beautiful, thoughtful gratitude journal for a group of women she was speaking to and decided to share it with the world. It contains many of her thought-provoking quotes and encouraging phrases and gives the reader/journaler plenty of room to express themselves in a meaningful way. A great gift!

 Reflections in Gratitude

By Paulette Esposito

Jodi Nicholson is amazing! Reflections in Gratitude is a delightful tool that has helped me think about all those incredible and fabulous miracles we all encounter every day and it is a place to keep them visible to look back upon. There is an elegance and gentleness about the book that is so compelling. It is the last and most important writing I do before I go to sleep. And writing those thoughts puts me in just the right frame of mind for peaceful sleep. I highly recommend buying it….I actually have two copies! Timeless and priceless.

 

An easy to use tool for success,

By James Henderson –

This review is from: Reflections In Gratitude: A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments (Paperback)

Jodi Nicholson has written an easy to use tool that is essential to creating the most favorable conditions for success. I don’t know how many notebooks, and even leather bound volumes that I have bought over the years to use as a journal, but they end up unused and the habit is not developed…. This book guides you step by step to create the essential skills of journaling and living a life of gratitude.

Elegantly Empowering

By Tiffany Oddo

Ms. Jodi Nicholson has created a beautiful, elegant and empowering book which allows you to reflect upon what is most important to you and in your life. Our most powerful tool for change, growth and transformation is gratitude and Reflections makes it fun and enjoyable to live in the essence of gratitude daily. The thoughtful quotes and themes are uplifting, healing, and guaranteed to overflow your soul with gratitude and love.

This book is a must have AND the perfect gift to those you love, cherish and want to live a fulfilled life.

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via Do You Journal? “Reflections In Gratitude” is a perfect journal book.

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With Patience Comes Prosperity

With Patience Comes Prosperity   by Jodi Nicholson

“Money grows on the tree of patience.” ~ Japanese Proverb

In your life it may seem that all you seem to do is hurry up and then wait. There are many milestones that you look forward to achieving, however it seems like it can take forever for you to get to them. Why is it that people say that ‘patience is a virtue?’ and often times it’s the last thing that you want to hear when you are longing for something to happen. So, how can you go through life with a good understanding of patience and how you can practice it?

Many people get tired of waiting. Whether you are waiting on a decision for a big sale, in line at the grocery store or you have been waiting for a long time to start a new career or business, waiting can be frustrating. Sometimes, you may even find yourself getting bored or angry while you wait, depending on the given situation. What you may not be realizing is that you can end up adding a great deal of unwanted stress to your life. Worrying and frustration are two feelings that can have a profound effect on your body, emotional state as well as your level of success.

To work with patience is to quiet your self, persevere steadily, maintain an even-temper and exercise care and diligence. When you are impatient, then you are actually missing out on a number of wonderful things that are going on around you in life. Whether you realize it or not, you can end up going through life stressed out and not dealing with the here and now simply because you cannot wait a second longer. In addition to the stresses and pieces of life that you are missing out on, you are also walking a fine line that could result in harm to yourself or others around you because you are rushing and not taking care of each situation in the here and now. Rushing projects to completion can lead to many errors and mistakes both in judgment and correctness.

Stop, pause, breathe and reflect to embrace the present moment and organize your thoughts, be patient with yourself.

In order for you to avoid errors, you must adopt an outlook on life that includes patience and the ability to take life as it comes. Living in the moment can have amazing benefits; you simply have to want it. When you are able to live in the present, you will find that you have a much stronger appreciation for the little things in life. Because you are not rushing ahead, you are going to see that the people, places and things that surround you are a huge part of the person that you are today, not who you think is coming in the future.

As you look at patience and the level that you have or do not have, you are going to find that you can live a life that is free of anxiety if you simply put your mind to it. When you feel better and you are less stressed, you will be able to think clearly and more creatively on the goals you want to accomplish. Less cares and worries can make for a calm, happy, successful individual. Patience truly is a virtue; you simply have to use patience to your advantage and enjoy the prosperous returns to your life.

Wonderful things can arise as a result of  being patient, dedicated and persistent on your path to excellence! Make it a fabulous day!

About the author: Jodi Nicholson is an Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Mentor and known as The Fabulous Coach! She enjoys writing, speaking and servicing a global clientele in her private coaching and consulting practice. To connect with Jodi please visit http://www.jodinicholson.com
or THE SUCCESS COACH INSTITUTE at 3837 Northdale Blvd., Suite 328 | Tampa FL 33624 | 1-888-689-1130