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Bougie Girl University Presents: Life Is What You Make It- 5 Steps That You Can Take Right Now to Change Your Life...(Step Three-Make Better Choices )

Week 3-Make Better Choices Making different choices requires that you hold yourself up to a higher standard of personal accountability…which can be exceedingly uncomfortable. For example, let’s say you are looking for ways to trim your monthly budget. Looking through your bank statements, you notice multiple charges for dining out expenses. Upon further self-reflection, you realize that you rarely stock your food pantry.Going forward, you hit the grocery store once a week to stock your house with food. As a result of making the choice to go grocery shopping on a regular basis, you have cut your expenses in half.Assignment List 3 things in your life that you would like to change. For each item write down how you can choose differently to make your proposed change a reality.Main Theme for the Week 3 Lecture
The positive ripple effect of making better choices.Baby stepping your way into making better choices
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Bougie Girl University Presents: Life Is What You Make It- 5 Steps That You Can Take Right Now to Change Your Life...(Step Two-Make the Commitment )

Week 2-Make the Commitment Making the commitment to change your life requires that you put actions behind your decision.Commitment is what hauls you out of bed at 4 am on a Saturday to write a few pages on your Great American novel instead of sleeping in until noon.Commitment compels you to rein in spending so that you can save up to take that dream trip around the world.  You can’t BS when it comes to commitment…either you have it or you don’t.Assignment What does commitment look like to you?What are you currently committed to?What are some ways in which you could better convey commitment in your daily life?Main Theme for the Week 2 Lecture Making a strong commitment can mean the difference between success and failure.5 biggest obstacles to commitmentCommitments start small and grow larger as time goes on.
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Bougie Girl University Presents: Life Is What You Make It- 5 Steps That You Can Take Right Now to Change Your Life...(Step One-Make The Decision)

Week 1-Make the Decision Are you dissatisfied with the direction of where your life is going?Is living stuck in the past no longer an option for you?Today is the day that you have decided to make a change.  After declaring your desire to change now comes the difficult part…taking action on your decision.  Assignment Write down the 5 main reasons you have made the decision to change your life.  What is driving you to make this change?Write down all of the positive changes which you think will come out of the decision to make a change in your life.Main Theme for the Week 1 Lecture The decision to invoke change in your life will bring up a tidal wave of unexpected things.Invoking change is scary for you and others around you.There is a solitary aspect in the beginning of every new life-changing journey.Coping with the desire to quit.
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Bougie Girl University Presents: Life Is What You Make It- 5 Steps That You Can Take Right Now to Change Your Life...(Introduction)

Chances are you have stumbled onto this course because you have reached some type fork in the road. Either   you are looking to change jobs, find a new relationship, relocate, start a business or maybe even lose weight.  Up until now your attempts to change  your life have not been very successful. In fact, you usually end up right where you started or in an even worse position.  It is frustrating  and you cannot figure why the change that you want so badly…seems to elude you at every turn.  You have tried reading books, attending seminars/classes/workshops/conferences,  but, nothing thus far has worked. You are beginning to think that making a positive life change just is not in the cards for you…
What if I told you that lasting change could start in your life by applying the following 5 action steps?

Make the DecisionMake the CommitmentMake Different choicesMake Consistency a HabitMake It Your Own By Applying It To Your Life

During this 5 week e-course, I am going to discuss th…