Want to Brighten Someones Day? Do this!

Cheer and a CardI can’t even begin to tell you how much joy a handwritten card sent from a client brought to me today. #MyHandsomeMan has been super sick the past several days and I haven’t slept well which means my cheer quotient was on the low side. Thanks to this lovely doTERRA Cheer blend and her sweet words I was able to get some happy vibes flowing! I’m so stinkin blessed by such beautiful people in my life!

If you ever get an impression to do something kind for someone, don’t ignore it. You may just be an answer to someone’s prayers as my client was for me.

Hugs to you,  Sarah

*If you want to find out how you can get your own essential oils for 25% off and many more for free, be sure to email me Sarah@SarahLCook.com

5 Great Startup Ideas for Students

5 Great Startup Ideas for Students1. Start a Janitorial Service

Cleaning business offices is easy to schedule around your school schedule, and the work doesn’t go home with you! The low start-up cost and easy marketing can make you money quickly. After college, you may not have to apply for any jobs if your cleaning business is big enough. Remember that it’s a commitment just like school, so take it seriously!

2. Offer Help as a Virtual Assistant

Many students are technically savvy, which is in demand for many business owners. Without leaving the dorm room, students can handle some of the repetitive work of running a business, including research and social media. Offering your help as a virtual assistant has a business curve, but there are many job boards out there that will let you tackle basic projects to start.

3. Write for a Content Marketing Firm

If you don’t mind writing, there are plenty of content marketing opportunities popping up these days. It can be a great little business for a student with flexible hours and little to no startup costs.

4. Clean Houses

Starting a home cleaning business doesn’t require much capital, and you can schedule your jobs around your class schedule. You can also take on new clients as you like so you don’t become overloaded with school and work.

5. Transport Belongings in College Towns

In college towns there is a real need to help people move at the beginning and end of semesters. You can rent a few trucks and have a large profit margin in a short amount of time.

Wellness Wednesday: How I Dropped 5 Sizes in 10 Weeks

Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!! I am so glad you are here!

Want to know how I dropped 5 sizes in just 10 weeks?
Would you find value in knowing how I’ve kept the weight off for over 10 years?
Could you get excited about how to feel fabulous every single day?!?

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4 Tips to Teach Kids About Shopping and Spending Money Wisely

SarahLCook teaching kids about spending wisely1. Teach and Lead by Example

2. Use the GISS System – Give, Invest, Save, and Spend

3. Empower kids with age-appropriate financial experiences.

4. Encourage kids to make their own wise purchases with money they have earned.

 How do you teach your kids about money? Don’t be shy, share your ideas with others by commenting below! Spread the word about financial literacy for kids and families by posting on your favorite social media sites!! 

Systems for Keeping First Things First

STICKIESIf I were to ask you what was MOST important to you, what would you say?

Your faith? Your family? Your health? Your friends? Your creative outlets? Your career? Your wealth?

Now, if I were to ask you how often that MOST IMPORTANT area of your life showed up on your calendar, what would you say?

What I have found in all my years as a business coach, multi-faceted entrepreneur, and mom of three young entrepreneurs, is that scheduling legitimizes any activity.

When you put something in your calendar it shows you and the rest of the world, what is important to you!!

If it’s not showing up as an appointment in your calendar, how do you track that you are actually spending time in the areas that you say are most important to you?

My #StickiesandSpirals system, gives me and all who use it, a method for keeping first things first. Each day, you decide the areas of your life (and business) you want to focus on. You then write reminders and “to do’s” on the sticky notes. This process imprints on your brain the importance of what you have written down and helps you document for yourself what matters most to you! It’s a powerful process!! Want to know more about it? Click HERE!

 

Systems for Living Now and Changing the Future

Good Enough is FINEAre there shadows of doubt and levels of perfection that have stopped you from living the life you were meant to live?

I can totally relate!
Maybe you have believed the lies and limited thinking of others. Maybe you have achieved success, but you are still just shy of your big goals, dreams, and true heart’s desire. Perhaps you have even fallen into the trap that everything has to be perfect rather than letting unimportant things be “good enough”. Allowing for some things to be “good enough” creates space and time to move on to what’s really important and complete with a level of excellence the things that are near and dear to our heart.

Today I want to share with you a few things, my “SYSTEM”, if you will, for living now and re-writing the future! I haven’t re-written all of my “past”, but I am well on my way to creating the future I dream of and desire, stepping into the vision God has for me! I have chosen to let go of the impossible task of having everything be perfect and have choose to allow for somethings to be “good enough”.

So far my “system” has allowed me to go from the “plus size” I was in all my life, to a 4/6 in just 2.5 months and I have kept the weight off for over ten years now. My system has allowed me to earn the use of 10 company cars in the skin care company I have represented for 21 years. It’s allowed me to write and publish my first book and be featured in three others, land my own TV segment, speak at fabulous events, travel with my family, successfully home school my oldest two children, and on and on. Yes, I am loving who I am now more than ever before. I have a fabulous life, and while there are uphill days and struggles, each day I am creating an even brighter future! You can too! 😉

 1. Show Up

Staying in bed all day feeding my fears wasn’t going to introduce me to amazing people. Everyday I chose to SHOW UP and be in places where I was open to opportunities, new adventures, and fabulous connections. Sometimes those places were virtual, like Tweet chats and telesummits. Other times, I have found opportunities and fabulous people at conferences, the post office, and even the grocery store. Are you showing up?

2. Suit Up

The t-shirts, jeans, and Birkenstocks of my past were never going to get me to the places I have been and certainly aren’t going to take me where I am going. Yes, I still love my favorite button-fly jeans and v-necked shirts, but when it comes to creating success, I strive to SUIT UP and “dress to impress”.  Are you dressing like the person you want to be and the clients you want to attract?

3. Speak Up

It is true that what you “profess you possess”. By nature, I am a critical thinker. I like things to be perfect, and I often see the imperfections first. This is great when refining systems that you want to run more smoothly and efficiently, but it’s not effective when you want to create a new vision for yourself and all you see is what is “not enough” and “not working”. I WORK daily to think and SPEAK UP and say only what I WANT to BE REALITY, rather than continuing to tell the story of what was or what “seems to be” right now. Dozens of times a day, I tell myself the story that I am in the process of creating. I affirm that I am learning all that I need to learn and that sometimes “good enough” is enough. Every success I have ever achieved has come that way… my new body, the cars, books, trips… all of it! What are you speaking and creating today?

Now is the time to draw a line in the sand and commit to changing what the past predicts the future to be! One step forward at a time – Show Up, Suit Up, and Speak Up! You can do it! I can do it! We can do it!

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