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Think Enriched shares steps to help you organize, focus, and take care of those in your life and still have time for you.

Join your host, Amy Robles, as she helps busy women, just like you, create systems, strategies and small steps in life today to become more balanced, focused, and ready to give more of you to the world. The world needs your gifts!

This show is the perfect fit for laughter and personal development, taking time just for you, planning, priorities, time management, family, faith, and whole lotta sass!

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Think Enriched shares steps to help you organize, focus, and take care of those in your life and still have time for you.

Join your host, Amy Robles, as she helps busy women, just like you, create systems, strategies and small steps in life today to become more balanced, focused, and ready to give more of you to the world. The world needs your gifts!

This show is the perfect fit for laughter and personal development, taking time just for you, planning, priorities, time management, family, faith, and whole lotta sass!

    Time Is Our Currency

    Time Is Our Currency

     
    “Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.” --Christopher Rice
     
    If there was one thing I could give every smart, ambitious woman it is this:  more time. 
    How do you get more time?
    You don't.  You start to use it much more wisely.
    Deadlines help.  Lists can keep you on track.  But the productivity of smart, ambitious women starts way before we squeeze 2-hour projects in 20-minute time slots.  (And yes, we've all tried that before...)
    The real answer is where you decide to focus your time.
    Make the decision in the morning and watch how quickly the day comes together.
    I understand that kids get sick, deadlines change, people run late.  Those are things you can't control.
    What can you control?  Is precisely how you spend your time in the margin.  Consider these few ways to help you accomplish more of where you focus your time:
    Have a daily planning session with yourself.  (This can be done as part of your morning routine, in the car before you go to work, or the night before.)  Set a routine and stick with it. Write it down.  (The science proves that writing things down helps you stay more focused on the task.) Break down the big goals into small checkpoints to examine your progress. Check your progress throughout the day.  At lunch is a great time to evaluate what comes next. (This is why lists work. You can see where you are in the process.) Give yourself space to accomplish the goal. (No more 20-minutes for the big stuff.) No one has more time than you.  It's about the choices made and where you put your focus.
     
     

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    Go Out and Get Busy

    Go Out and Get Busy

    Your Monday Maxim
    Today's Quote:
    “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Actions breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie
     

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    Spark Your Success Easily With This One Secret Superpower

    Spark Your Success Easily With This One Secret Superpower

    Ep. 122 - Adapt and Succeed
    Thanks for joining us on Think Enriched.  I’m delighted to have you here!
    Welcome to Your Monday Maxim with Amy:
    This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
    Today’s Monday Maxim
    Oh my gosh!  My friend, we’ve got it all wrong…  that quote, the classic Darwin theory that tells you, “Survival of the fittest…” is WRONG.
    Do you know what he really said?  
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is more adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin 
    As smart, ambitious women, we are continually adapting.  That is our power skill!  If we were all playing Super Heroes, wearing our capes, masks, and tights, we could always use our superpower of adaptability to make the situation work for all those involved. 
    And we do it without even thinking about it.
    Just this morning at the bank, because the internet was down, the computer system at the bank was down.  They were working slow.  I was there right as the bank opened and there were about 12 people in front of me in line.  And people were freaking out.  
    The young girl in front of me texting like her life depended on it and rolling her eyes at everyone around her...just stopped, huffed out loud and stormed out of the bank.
    Some people cannot adapt to change.
    We see people around us stuck.  What they did 3 months ago… or 3 years ago… or when they were 23… is exactly what they plan to do right now.  And tomorrow.  And forever.
    These people aren’t happy.  They aren’t looking forward to making things work.  They are unwilling or don’t know that they need to adapt.
    The big secret?  You can’t change them. You will not change them.  The change willingness to adapt comes from within.
    What about when you find yourself stuck? You can always yell, “Plot twist…” and move on. 
    “And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage.” - Paul Lutus

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    Self-Respect Permeates Every Aspect of Your Life

    Self-Respect Permeates Every Aspect of Your Life

    Remember Lean on Me, the movie of the New Jersey high school principal, Joe Clark?  He's sharing some insight today on your Monday Maxim.
    This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
    “Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.”  - Joe Clark
    I lived in New Jersey for nearly a couple years.  That's where I learned to speak Spanish. That area, Paterson, New Jersey, is where I was assigned as a missionary for my church.
    Our local congregation's leader lived right around the corner from Eastside High School in Paterson.  First, Crazy Joe had to kick out the drugs and problems and focus on those who were coming to school to learn.
    This is a perfect lesson for each of us today.
    Kick out the stuff that doesn't belong.  Focus on the good. 
    The respect you give yourself is the same respect that others give you.
    How do you start to give yourself respect?  You earn it.
    Be dependable.  If you say you are going to get up when the alarm rings, do it.  Don't hit snooze.  Get your feet on the floor and walk. It feels great once that warm shower hits your body.
    Commit to yourself. When you make a commitment to your family, friends, or work, you know that job will be completed.  That's what makes you a smart, ambitious woman. 
    What about you?  If you tell yourself you are going to exercise at 7:30pm, but someone needs your help... you push it aside, don't you?  Of course you have.  No more.  You can tell your family & friends, "Look, I will happily help you, but first, I'm going to do this..." then walk out the door, they may be stunnned.  But they know you are serious.  The people in your life aren't taking you seriously because you don't take yourself seriously.  
    Kick out the junk.  It's spring here in the Pacific Northwest.  I'm on a spring cleaning high!  I love getting rid of all the junk that has accumulated over the winter...(Where did all of that stuff come from, anyway???)  What is left is space to move and breathe.  A better environment for all of us here.
    It's the same with your habits.  You may have collected a few that are holding you back.  You know it's time.  Replace those habits with healthier ones and see how those tiny steps add up to big changes in your life. 

    • 9 min
    Sense How Important You Are

    Sense How Important You Are

    Thanks for joining us!
    Did you know you can support the show?  Click here to contribute.
    Welcome to Your Monday Maxim with Amy:
    This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
    “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”  - Fred Rogers
     
    Support the show here.

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    Self-Respect for the Smart, Ambitious Woman

    Self-Respect for the Smart, Ambitious Woman

    This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
    “No man who is occupied doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.”  - George Bernard Shaw
    Consider what you go through in a day:
    Taking care of others Keeping the house clean & in order Ensuring proper nutrition & exercise is taken care of for you & yours Work responsibilities Church responsibilities Volunteer & Civic duties This is the list when everything is going right.
    What about when it's not going right?  How do you get things in order?
    Lucille Ball once said, "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
    To really love yourself, you must:
    Stop comparing yourself with others Start appreciating what makes you YOU. Start finding ways to be more of yourself amidst the craziness of the world.

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