UNDERUTILIZED POTENTIAL

💛 Okay … here is #My28Cents for the day. If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you may have learned that I carry the “MacGyver” gene … not to be confused with my super human “Tetris” abilities.
💛 What that means is that, when a challenge arises and needs a solution, you may witness me fashioning some sort of tool or constructing a solution that some may find unusual, yet it does the trick and problem is solved.
💛 I am not sharing this to toot my own horn about the strength of my strategic problem solving abilities … actually, I’m sharing this because of an epiphany I had today, after making what you see in this picture (I will explain what it in a bit … I promise).
💛 My ah-ha moment came when I started thinking back to when I was a kid, watching my dad make things … he problem solved all the time … he was a strategist in every thing he did. I also thought about who he was as a man to everyone that knew him … he always saw their potential instead of their shortcomings. He showed them what they truly were capable of … with some minor adjustments.
💛 Which brings me to this tool. The handle is one of three Swiffer Dusters handles. (Who needs three?) They just hang in our pantry and rarely get used all at the same time … so first item that has “underutilized potential.” Next, is a “fetching stick” (dog toy … with tennis ball fuzz). This stick scares our dogs … so another item of “underutilized potential.”
💛 I have a daily challenge at the studio with our beautiful white epoxy floors, getting scuff marks from rubber sneakers … every day there are either grey or black lines of rubber that stick to the floor and can be erased with a little friction from my finger or from my own shoe.
💛 I needed something easier than bending down for ever scuff mark (not to mention, I don’t want to touch this with my hands), and also didn’t want to make loud squeaky sounds from my Adidas pushing on the epoxy floor.
💛 For fear of sounding like I’m on HSN or like I am about to pitch to the Sharks, I will simply say, I saw the true potential of two underutilized items in my house. Duct taped them together, and made a tool to help me get the scuff marks out of the floor every day.
💛 Now, what I will think of, when I use this tool is, that everyone has underutilized potential. Imagine what would happen if we took a beat every now and then, took a good look at who we’ve surrounded ourselves with and maybe take the time to learn what makes them who they are. We might just find the “fetching stick” to our “Swiffer Duster” and our duct taped collaboration might just change the world!

The Red String!

The idea of the day is called “the red string.”  It is simply the connection on your timeline.  In your life, there are “pins” or “pivotal moments” that connect the red string from one point to the other.  They are the “major decisions,” “the fork in the road,” “the life altering changes of course.”  Getting into your flow is all part of finding your way along “the red string” so that each new “pivot pin” is made with true intention and keeps you aligned on the path of your vision and goals.  So spending some time today at your current “pivot pin,” where some new decisions and course corrections need to be made.

What does your current “pivot pin” look like in these areas?

📌 Family

📌 Finance

📌 Education

📌 Personal 

📌 Work

📌 Spiritual

📌 Health

Once you have an accurate snapshot of your current “pivot pins,” the next step is to write out your vision of what you truly wish these areas of your life would look like.  Be specific.  Cover all the senses. 

The next step is simply to take one to two steps daily in each area towards these “course corrections” you wish to make on your “red string” and reward yourself each time you mark your new “pivot pin” that brings your closer to your vision.

WISHES

✨My most favorite part of being a #FGIT is hearing what each little princess wishes for. Sometimes they know exactly what they want and sometimes they need a little faith, trust and pixie dust first. So as your resident FGIT (Fairy Godmother in Training), I want to help you get the best ROI on your #2019WISHES … Sound good??? Perfect … Let’s begin!!!

✨STEP ONE is very simple. It’s Belief! Yep, that sounds easy enough right? You must first belief that your wishes CAN come true. If you don’t believe in magic, you are guaranteeing that your wishes will remain unfulfilled. Just saying!

✨STEP TWO is also simple. It’s to Tell Other People What You Wish For! I understand we have been trained since our very first birthday to keep our wishes a secret, but that was wrong information. So starting today, speak your wishes out loud! Heard? Excellent … moving on.

✨STEP THREE is very simple, just not easy. It’s Be Patient. I know, I know … we live in the most impatient, gotta have everything right now, this instant kind of world. Well, all I can say is get over it. Some wishes take time and some of them might even get stalled because of specifics. You must be specific with your wish, otherwise your wish grantor can’t help with fulfillment. Make sense? Awesome!

✨STEP FOUR … I call this step the wish accelerator or the wish “fast pass” and it’s a very easy to remember step because I’ve turned it into an acronym. You know how much I LOVE acronyms. So do you want to know H.O.W. to make your wishes happen faster??? I thought you might. It’s really quite simple …
✨HELP
✨OTHERS
✨WISH
If you help others with their wishes, they will help you with yours. This is also true in life … if you help others get what they want, they will help you get what you want… as long as you are surrounding yourself with folks who truly want to see you succeed in life.

✨So let’s review … Belief, Tell Others, Have Patience, Help Others Wish!

✨Happy New Year Friends and Family. Looking forward to helping each one of you make all your wishes in 2019 a reality.

Yours Magically,
✨FGIT Mikki