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Courage

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty; the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous*

Courage is a vital component in living the extraordinary life.

Without courage, opportunities would be missed, adventures would not be taken, friendships would not be forged, miracles would not be seen, blogs would not be written . . .

Without courage I would have settled for the ordinary.

Without courage I would have less hurt and less pain in my story, but I would also have less fulfillment, belief, and joy.

Without courage I would have settled for less risk, but more regret.

Without courage I might have faced less uncertainty, but also less adventure and growth.

Without courage I would have found myself in fewer embarrassing situations, but I would have missed so much laughter, love, and friendship.

Without courage I would still have two kidneys, but I would also be without everything I gained emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

CJ diveThis list is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more things I could write. This list is a reminder that I do act with courage (when I’m feeling like I have none) and that acting with courage is worth it.

What about you? Where would you be “without courage?” Would it serve you, your goals, your dreams, and the people around you if you stepped out with insane courage? Sometimes all you need are 20 seconds of insane courage to get the ball rolling and get you moving in the direction of your dreams! (Watch the Insane Courage movie clip.)

With courage, just 20 seconds of insane courage, possibilities are endless.

Be Extraordinary!

*From Webster’s Dictionary

(I’m Traci, the “Be Extraordinary!” blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)

A Little Look at Grace

night and dayI am doing a read-through-the-Bible program with my church – actually, I’m listening. It’s a great way to use my car time and is also helpful since I’m not a very fast reader. When I read through the Bible it amazes me how new phrases, stories, and people are brought to my attention each time. One story that challenged me so far is that of Sarai and Hagar.

Hagar is Sarai’s maid-servant. Sarai became frustrated and impatient when she did not get pregnant as God had promised. It was taking far too long according to Sarai’s plans and so she gave Hagar to her husband and Hagar became pregnant. This started an intense, emotional, angry cat-fight between the women. They despised each other. Abram saw what was happening and told Sarai, “‘Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.’ Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her.” (Genesis 16:6)

The Lord reached down and showed amazing kindness and grace to Hagar. It is a beautiful story, especially if you are in a lonely place. You can read the entire story in Genesis 16.

There is a piece of this story that caught my attention like never before. In Genesis 17 God says to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

Sarah was blessed. Sarah was a leader alongside her husband. I imagine that Sarah was known by many, impacted many, loved many, and many loved her. I think of her like Princess Diana – helping and caring for the people her husband led. She was blessed by God Himself!

Now imagine how Hagar felt when she heard Sarah’s name spoken. What emotions would come up as she heard of the blessings bestowed upon Sarah, Abraham, and their community? God’s favor and Sarah’s usefulness were not limited by Hagar’s experience with Sarai.

There is some tough application here . . . speaking from my own experience.

Have you ever been hurt or treated unjustly by someone who loves Jesus? Have you (who love Jesus) ever been the bearer of hurt or treated someone else unjustly?

Have mean, unkind, downright wrong, or evil words or actions been done to you by someone who seems to be favored by God? Have you (who have received blessing from God) ever spoken or done mean, wrong, or evil things to someone else?

It’s happened – I’m 100% sure because we are human and we are not perfect.

I struggle with the fact that people who hurt me so badly could also be the agents of great blessing to others. My experience feels like the only possible truth. I admittedly don’t feel like giving much or any grace. After all, they ought to be held accountable for their actions. But . . . when I’m on the end of personally “messing up” I desire, expect, and sometimes demand all the grace in the world. That mess-up shouldn’t define me. After all, look at all the ways God has blessed me and all the people I, in turn, bless. I deserve grace!

See any application yet?

I encourage you to ponder these thoughts, as I continue to ponder them as well. God is teaching me much about grace and I will be writing more about it in the weeks and months to come. The extraordinary life challenges our thinking, our behavior, and requires new grace-filled thoughts and actions.

Be Extraordinary!

(I’m Traci, the “Be Extraordinary!” blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)

Traci to Thailand

When I was 12, I had visited three states and had never traveled outside the USA. I lived in Wenatchee, WA and my big travels had taken me to Oregon (the northeastern tip, LaGrande) and Idaho, mostly by car, but at least one time by plane. I would venture to say that at that point my world was pretty small. Then, around the time I turned 13, my world quickly expanded. First, it was a trip to Canada for Expo ’86, then Christmas in Florida and a trip to DisneyWorld. (I still find it funny that I lived on the west coast, but visited Florida before California!)

Shortly after my first international and cross-country trips, I went to California (and Disneyland), Ohio, Connecticut, Mexico, and even spent the night in the Chicago O’Hare airport. I have had the privilege of participating in ministry trips to Canada, Spain, Philippines, Mexico, and South Africa. I have been truly blessed by all of the travel opportunities, and have met people and experienced cultures around the world. These experiences have been fun, exciting, adventurous, and at times, very challenging. All of these journeys play a part in who I am today.


 

thailand


Last fall I was invited to consider a ministry trip to Thailand. To be honest, Thailand has not been in my top places to visit. I know missionaries in Thailand, my niece went on a mission there, and I have a friend who lived there for a year, but it is not on my list of glamorous dream locations.

Another piece of this mission to Thailand is that our work will be done with girls caught in human trafficking. As you probably know, this is a huge issue around the world (even in the USA) and many people are passionate about this topic. I am aware (even more as I prepare for work in Thailand), but it has not been my area of burning passion.


At this point, you may wonder why I am going on this 9-day intensive ministry awareness mission trip to Thailand to work with girls in the sex trade. Let me tell you. . .


One morning in October I was working in the book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life. The topic of the day was, “Does God have great plans for my future?” The homework had two parts. First, list what plans God might have for me. Here is what I wrote: “influence, speaking, teaching, sharing my story, extraordinary adventures, financial abundance, watching your kids follow God and live their own extraordinary lives, generosity – bigger and more genuine than ever.” The second part was to write out a prayer. One part of that prayer says, “I don’t know exactly what you have for me next, but I do know that I want all you have for me. I don’t want to miss anything because I am too afraid.” The phone call about Thailand came two hours later and I knew this is what God had next.

Details about the Mission to Thailand:

In the northern province our ministry is about prevention. We will teach English in the public school with emphasis on loving the girls and teaching them about their great value. We are told that girls, from every school, head into the city with the sex trade each year.

bangkok redThe next place we will minister is in the red-light district of Bangkok. We will see first-hand what life is like in this area and hopefully have opportunity to be part of a weekly bible study that began recently. Again, this will be an opportunity to love on these young girls. We are told that many of them are kids, just 12-14 years old.

Finally we will spend time in the “rescue house” where girls are coming out of the sex trade. Many are recovering from drug addictions on top of deep trauma. We have several biblical counselors on our team that will be training the leaders in this facility.

It’s a quick trip (June 19-28) and although we have some specific tasks while we are there, the missionaries want us to become aware, first-hand, of the tragedy of human trafficking. They know that we will be changed and that God will use that change in each of our lives.

Support

There are nine women, including myself, going on this trip. We ask prayer for the preparation of our hearts as well as our lesson plans. And then prayer for safety in our travels and on the ground in Thailand. And finally, prayer for our families at home while we are gone.

If you would like to commit to pray for myself or our team, please email me at tracicast@mac.com.

There are a number of ways you can support the trip financially:

For a tax-deductible donation, give through our church and include “Traci Castaneda Thailand” in the memo box. Donate here.

You may give on-line directly to me through the GoFundMe website. Donate here.

You can give by purchasing coffee, then each time you make a cup of coffee you can remember to pray for me. Purchase here.

You can give by purchasing Jamberry nails through a friend who is currently doing a fundraiser party for me. Join the party here.

Thank you for all of your love and support for me and my family. I am blessed beyond words by all of the people who love us and care about our story. I love my partnership with you.

Be Extraordinary!

 

(I’m Traci, the “Be Extraordinary!” blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)

Do You Want More Junk?

What do you want more of in your life?

create space sunriseDo you want more papers, piles, unpaid bills, overflowing closets, puzzles with missing pieces, broken games or toys, clothes that don’t fit, weight, stress, or chaos?

If you love everything on that list, you can stop reading now!!

Honestly, when I read that list, I want to immediately clean my closets, clean my pantry, and go run 3 miles. I don’t want more of any of those things!

Most people don’t dream of excessively adding junk (seemingly precious treasures) to their lives that will one day sit in the driveway on a Saturday morning to be sold for 50 cents. Most people don’t aspire to put 10, 20, or 30 pounds on each year until they can no longer run around with their kids, no longer fit in an airplane or movie theater seat, and end up hospitalized with disease and chronic illness.

That may sound kind of brutal, yet, how many more days will we avoid the small tasks (the 15 minutes) or the big overhauls that will help us avoid bringing more of that debilitating excess into our lives?

Life is hard. Stressful situations happen. Dealing with difficult people is not easy. Bills are often bigger than we expect and money less than we hope for. Difficulties are not going to end. We live in a broken world and we were never promised that it would be easy. So if difficulty is bound to come – and we know it – then the only thing left to do is choose our response.

Let’s break it down this way:

#1 Take Inventory

Get out a piece of paper and write down the top three areas of your life where you have excess ‘junk’. Some possible areas may include, but are definitely not limited to . . . weight, clothing, debt, stuff (anything that doesn’t have a place to go), trash (actual garbage), toys, busyness (things that make you feel like you have no time), water bottles (these multiply in my house), papers that need filing, etc. I think you get the idea and you probably knew at least the top two without any prompting.

#2 Get Specific

Now, under each of those three areas, specifically define the excess. For example, if you chose clothing as one of your top three areas, what specific clothing do you have in excess? Do you have clothes that don’t fit? Clothes you don’t like? Clothes that have sentimental value, but are never worn? Old kid’s clothes in boxes?

#3 Make a Plan

It is difficult to be specific here because, depending on the area you choose to tackle, the plan will look very different. So, rather than trying to pick and choose I would like to encourage you to do one of two things:

– Find an accountability partner. Do not choose someone that will make you feel good and tell you what you want to hear. You must choose someone who will hold your feet to the fire and not put up with your excuses. (Yes, you will make excuses!)

– Hire a coach. A coach digs deeper than an accountability partner. A coach will help you create a plan, hold you to that plan, and give you firm and loving encouragement along the way. Coaches do not put up with excuses – they are hired to help you WIN, not to make you feel good about your sorry excuses. Remember, a good coach will do this with love! I love coaching my clients to make changes in their lives. If you’d like a free 30 minute consultation, fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch: 

Part of the extraordinary life is eliminating the junk that is keeping us from being and doing all we were created to be and do. Don’t wait another day to get started.

Be Extraordinary!

 

(I’m Traci, the “Be Extraordinary!” blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)

 

Holiday Highs and Lows

Traci ChristmasI have been a little silent on the blogging front for the past few weeks. This is the first week without any new posts (I usually post twice each week), but it has been a few weeks since I have written something new. I was so proud of myself for having several weeks worth in the queue, but those disappeared quickly.

So, why the silence?

These past few weeks have been a mix of wonderful and difficult. It truly has been extremely wonderful and extremely difficult, a pendulum swing from one to the other, from one day to the next and sometimes from one hour to the next.

Some of the wonderful was my kids being on Christmas vacation. We played games, watched movies, baked goodies, delivered gifts, and opened gifts. Joe and I surprised the kids with some bigger gifts that they “really wanted’ and it was so fun to anticipate and then deliver those gifts. (I love giving gifts!!)

Joe and I also celebrated 18 years of marriage. We had a fun and relaxing get-away. We connected on a lot of levels, laughed a lot, andAJ Christmas morn enjoyed some gift cards we were given for Christmas. I am so blessed! Joe wrote a great “18 Years of Marriage” blog. Read it HERE.

And then there was the not-so-fun side of life. (Sorry, there will be no juicy details here.) Yet, even in navigating this challenge, I have learned some valuable lessons about myself and how to approach difficult situations and/or people.

Here are a few of the lessons I learned and am still learning:

Emotions are Healthy

The feelings we experience are real feelings that are not to be supressed, but are to be felt. I have felt the full range of emotions – joy, anger, frustration, compassion, hurt, pain, hope – in the past few weeks. I can choose to ignore these feelings, but that does not make the difficult situation or emotions go away. Or I can choose to not feel positive emotions because, “How can I feel happy when I’m facing a difficult circumstance?” but that isn’t healthy either.

Emotions Compound

Positive emotions breed more positive emotions and the same is true of negative emotions. When I am in the midst of a difficulty I have the opportunity to spread my positive or negative emotions to others. The things I feel are powerful and can impact the thoughts and actions of others. I have askedBJ Christmas lights myself, “What do I want to create for myself and others as a results of this situation?”

Remember the Big Picture

I can think of one specific time a week ago where it would have served me and those around me to remember the big picture. In the heat of hard times it can be challenging to get back to a bird’s eye view and to remember the ultimate goal. The goal of most conflict ought to be resolution, but too often I just want to get my point across and ultimately to be right! Anyone else ever feel the need to be right?

 

In conclusion, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

* Whether you are in the midst of a struggle or not, are your emotions in check?

* Are you allowing yourself to experience your feelings in a proper context?

* Are you compounding positive or negative thoughts and feelings?

* What is the big picture of your current situation?

* How can you contribute to a positive outcome?

 

In the highs and lows we always have the opportunity to . . .

Be Extraordinary!

 

(I’m Traci, the “Be Extraordinary!” blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)

Spiral Up or Spiral Down?

IMG_6114The mind is a powerful tool that can work for us or against us. I am working through the book 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, and I am continually struck by how important it is to be proactive when it comes to the mind.

Our thoughts spiral. Negative thoughts go on a downward spiral, feeding off of each other, and producing more negative thoughts and emotions. These thoughts turn into emotions, then into words, and finally into actions. The spiral happens instantly as well as over time. The same is true of positive thoughts. They spiral upward, producing more and more positive thoughts, taking our emotions, ideas, words, and actions in a positive direction.

When I hear negative words coming out of my mouth or feel negative emotions going on inside I try to correct them. I attempt to make myself feel better.

I use things like ice cream (or any sugary sweetness!), food (drive-through, overeating anything), screens (iPad games, Netflix), or sleep.
What do you try when you want to eliminate negative feelings?
Some common ones are food, drugs (over-the-counter ones too!), alcohol, sleep, TV, movies, busyness, exercise.

The reality is that none of these things make negative emotions go away. They may take away the sting of the emotions, but only temporarily. It’s kind of like a really bad burn. Unfortunately, I have had a few bad sunburns in my day, so this comes from first-hand experience. Hanging out in the sun for hours and hours feels amazing and usually the awareness and pain of the sunburn don’t come until after the sun goes down. Then, great pain occurs. We put an awesome, medicated spray on sunburns and it feels amazingly cool. But the coolness doesn’t last. After a little while more spray must be applied, and a little while later more spray must be applied.

Band-aids and medicated sprays are awesome, but they don’t work on negative emotions. We must deal with these emotions at their source. This is where the principles of the Joy-Filled Life book come in. In order to combat negative emotions, words, and actions, we must work on the source – our thoughts!

This is a tough one. Some of those negative (and untrue) thoughts have been running through my mind for years. Weeding those out take time and effort. I must really want to change in order to do the work required.

Do you have negative thoughts, feelings, words or actions that creep into your life on a regular basis?
Do you want to create a different story and a different pattern? A pattern that is filled with positive, upward spirals?
If you answered yes to these questions, then please click the “follow me” button at the top of the page so you can receive notifications of future posts. As I work though this process of rooting out negative thinking, I want to share the journey with you.

The extraordinary journey is not just about our actions and accomplishments, it begins with our thoughts.

Don’t just “Do”, Be Extraordinary!

An Extra Hour of Life

carribou“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.” -Caribou Coffee

I am generally not a morning person so my personal life motto would read more like this: Life is sleeping in an hour later because you can.

When I read the Caribou coffee-cup quote at an airport recently, I realized that my thinking about life and time are very selfish. I work for myself so I can use my time how I choose. I love that I don’t have to answer to a boss or request a boss’s permission in order to chaperone a field trip, take off for the day with my husband, or grab a long lunch with a girlfriend. These are all good things – freedom!

I wonder whether, because of this freedom I have, am I living the hours I do have in an extraordinary way? Do I hunger for this life and time, and for the difference I can make? An extraordinary life is one lived with hunger, fire, and passion. There must be purpose and vision. There must be direction and drive.

I shared in a previous post how I went through a season recently where life was marked by the “mere passing of time”. Rediscovering my passion and purpose was a process. Reengaging life with hunger and drive took time. But, finding the reason and desire to live more each day is vitally important.

Wherever you are on the journey, may you put more into life and get more out of life in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Are you hungry to get up and live another day?
Are you living your life with purpose?
Does that purpose drive you to get up and get more out (put more in) to your day?

Be Extraordinary!

Do You Inspire Others?

Extraordinary kidsOne night the kids and I were hanging out in the living room. I was on the couch with Celina snuggled on my lap. She is 8 years old, but I think she will always find a way to snuggle on my lap! BJ was in the chair working on a drawing and AJ was standing near us. I don’t remember exactly what he was doing, but probably tossing a ball in the air as he is often found with a ball in his hands.

The topic of conversation moved to BJ and her desire to be a fashion designer. She loves fashion, style, and music. AJ asked her a question or two and BJ’s response indicated that her belief about the fashion designing dreams were mere fantasies – she didn’t really believe they could become reality. AJ jumped on this disbelief quickly and reminded her of her passion, talent, and skills. He said in a number of words and number of ways, “You can do it!”

At this moment Celina piped in with a statement that added fuel to the energy building in the room. She said,

“AJ, you always say stuff that makes us feel like our dreams can come true.”

AJ quoteIn the hour that followed papers were pulled out, drafts of ideas were made, and brainstorm lists were created. BJ created outfit designs. Celina had a list of her dreams consisting of a big red barn, farmhouse, and all the animals that we would find there. AJ has plenty of dreams of his own. He plans to be a wise and godly business man – first with USANA and then owning his own store by the time he is 30.

The greatest thing about all of this was the belief that I saw well up in each child. There was great excitement, energy, and bonding between the kids. They were helping each other and even discussing how each one would help the other in the achievement of their dreams.

Without even realizing it, AJ showed leadership that night. He inspired greatness in his younger sisters. He uncovered and stoked their belief.

When you are in the room, what do you inspire in others? What conversations are created because of your questions? Is there energy, positivity, and belief in your presense? I think we all can learn a valuable lesson about the extraordinary life from AJ’s example – I know that I can!

Be Extraordinary!

Do You Need an Achilles’ Tendon Rupture?

achillesAchilles’ heel: a fault or weakness that causes or could cause someone or something to fail
i.e. I am trying to lose weight, but ice cream is my Achilles’ heel.

It took the rupture of my Achilles’ tendon to make me aware of an Achilles’ heel in my life.

In August of 2002, Joe and I had been married for nearly 6 years. AJ was 14 months old. I was 10 days shy of being 6 months pregnant with BJ. I was coaching middle school volleyball. I was the janitor for our church. Joe was a full-time youth pastor. Life was full and challenging, or so I thought.

On August 27, towards the end of volleyball practice, the other middle school coach and myself were playing a little 2-on-2 with our girls (yes, I was 5 1/2 months pregnant and felt great!) I bent to pass a ball and felt the fateful snap as though someone had hit me in the back of the leg. I waddled (yes, waddled) to the ball cart and wrapped up practice immediately. I then went and sat on the sideline and wondered if it was my Achilles. (I considered this because my brother-in-law, Dan, had ruptured his Achilles just 6 months earlier with a similar story.)

Our only car was a stick-shift and so I had one of the moms drive me home, and then Joe took me to Urgent Care. It was on that table in Urgent Care that I heard those awful words: You’re Achilles’ tendon is ruptured. Knowing what Dan had gone through (4 months of on-the-couch recovery) made the news so real. A thousand questions rattled in my mind, like “How in the world are Joe and I going to manage our busy little life now?” I was benched!

Ten days later (the doctors wanted to wait until I was a full 6 months pregnant), I had surgery. I spent a good part of two months with my leg elevated above my heart. Pain was intense and there was little I could do without help.

The rupture of my Achilles’ heel revealed my personal Achilles’ heel: I preferred to tackle life without help. I was a Lone Ranger. I thought I was stronger if I did things by myself.

The list of things I needed help with and the numbers of people who stepped in are countless, but I am going to recount a few because it was through this humbling process that I realized how much I need other people in my life.

* Joe coached girls volleyball (girls anything) for the first and last time. Those girls still call out, “Coach Joe!” when they see him around town.
* Joe did my janitorial job at the church.
* Debbie offered to watch AJ and her son, Josh, would come pick him up. This began a great relationship and all of our kids ended up spending time at Debbie’s Daycare over the years.
* Janice cleaned my bathroom. It was disgusting and she did it without complaint, without question, and with tons of joy.
* Meal after meal after meal came to our door by loving people from our church.
* Taking a bath and washing my hair. Yes, I needed help with these tasks too. Getting around on crutches at 6, 7, and 8 months pregnant was no easy feat, let alone getting into a bathtub while trying to keep my casted leg out of the water.

Life is best lived in the companionship and company of others. In fact, this is how we were created. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 sums it up well.
Two better than one“Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!”

What is your Achilles’ heel in life? Are you willing to acknowledge it and take action to make changes? Hopefully it won’t take the rupture of an Achilles’ heel to get your Achilles’ heel in check.

Be Extraordinary!

Birthday Ice Cream . . Yummm

starbucksThe extraordinary journey doesn’t always seem all that . . extraordinary. Sometimes it lacks the intense feelings and emotions that are experienced in other moments. I had one of these experiences on my birthday.

No, my whole birthday was not one of those experiences. The day was filled with peace, fun, laughter, new friends, old friends, hugs, cards, texts, Facebook messages, phone calls, and free coffee from Starbucks. It was a wonderful day and I knew (as I know now) that I was loved, appreciated, and cared for by many.

But I did have one little moment.

birthday moomersI honestly thought my trip to Moomer’s (America’s best ice cream and only 15 minutes from my home) would be an emotional and inspiring experience. That sounds so silly even as I write it, but I really believed that would be the case. After all, I had gone more than eight months without eating ice cream even though I have been to Moomer’s well over ten times in those 8 months.

I love ice cream! I worked at Baskin Robbins for several years in college and did not grow tired of it, but only found more flavors to love and enjoy.

And yet, in spite of this love, I held to my commitment of no sweets, treats, or ice cream for more than eight months. Because of this “ice cream fast” I thought that eating the ice cream would be an amazing, thrilling, and emotional experience. I pictured a “What About Bob?” moment when he is eating dinner with Dr. Marvin’s family and truly enjoying his mashed potatoes and hand-shucked corn. There were so many moans, yums, and looks of pleasure on Bob’s face.

My chocolate peanut butter and peppermint stick in a cup was just ice cream – really great ice cream – but just ice cream. I enjoyed every bite, but it was still just yummy ice cream. In fact, the anticipation of the ice cream was so much greater and even more fun than the eating of the ice cream.

This may sound silly, but I have a feeling some of you understand.

This was a victory. Food, especially sweet food, has had a grip on my life for years. To simply enjoy something, without obsession, is amazing and I am so grateful I was able to experience ice cream in that way.

Darren Hardy talks about fasting from things (movies, wine, ice cream, spending money) that potentially have a grip in his life. The only way to really know if something is controlling you versus you have control over it, is to fast and take great notice to your response. Hardy does a 30 day fast of some sort every few months just to make sure he is still the master.

Is there a ‘master’ in your life that needs to be put in its proper place? What do you need to fast from in order to regain control?
Be specific. How long and from what specifically will you fast?
Be accountable. Now share what you are going to do so you can receive support and greatly increase your chances of success. The comment box is open.

Be Extraordinary!

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