One of our very favorite events to attend each month is our local Books+Brew, where we get together with our members to talk about the WLM national book club read of the month over coffee. (Can you imagine… a book club where you actually read and discuss the book?!)
In one of our recent selections – Vision to Reality by Honoree Corder – the author wrote “two of the most powerful words in the English language” are I am.
“If you are saying things after the ‘I AM’ that are disempowering to you, it’s time for an upgrade… The only things you’re not able to do are the things you tell yourself you’re not able to do.”
Reflecting on that, the boss moms that were at a recent book club meetup went around the table saying “I am” statements that focused on our unique strengths or areas we want to improve on:
- “I am worth it.”
- “I am a habit maker.”
- “I am consistent.”
It was more empowering than listening to a Beyonce song at full volume. (Go on and sing... we won't judge. We're doing it too!)
Inspired by these words of affirmation and Corder’s book, we dove into one of Corder's book recommendations, “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod.
Now if we’re talking about things that we AREN’T, we can start with morning people. We repeat... We. Aren’t. Morning. People. But in almost every article we’ve ever read about the habits of successful people, waking up early is on the list. (Boooooooooooo…)
Since Corder had written that during her career, she “figured out there were several common characteristics, behaviors and beliefs successful people had that unsuccessful people didn’t,” we decided we could at least read a book about waking up, right?!
Well wouldn’t you know that of the six morning habits that Elrod outlines in his book, one of them is affirmations.
So that got our wheels turning, and boy are we excited about what we came up with!
Each month in the Working Like Mothers Network, we focus on a different personal or professional development topic. We have webinars led by expert guest trainers, we hold mastermind sessions to help you apply what you’re learning into your life and we read a book about the topic as part of our book club.
Our hope is that every month you take away at least one thing that you can apply to your home or work life to help you move closer to your goals.
To keep your eye on the prize each month, we’ll be serving up printable affirmations related to the month’s topic in the members-only area of our site. Normally you’ll find these exclusively behind the log in, but we are so excited about the potential for us to use our mindset to shape our actions that we’re posting the first set here for you to download.
Click here to download our Goal Getting affirmations >>
Over time, you can cut out the affirmations that apply to your life best and combine it with future ones to develop your custom set of mood and motivation boosters.
And don’t worry, mamas… we’re on the lookout for a book that says sleeping in and taking naps is the best way to find professional and personal fulfillment.