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Mental Toughness

Posted on by Tracy in accountability, Alaska, authentic, business, Challenge, Coaching, exercise, goals, Gratitude, Grow, Inspiration, Love, Meditation, miracles, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~ | No Comments

Mental Toughness Biz Vizion with Alaska Tracy Podcast Episode #9 Mental Toughness or an easier softer way is this week’s topic. Life is funny. I can be moving along on life’s balance beam and BAM! My head starts chattering! I would love to tell you it always happens after a major life event, but that is not the case. Remember to read to the end and download your free offering for the week! This last time was right after a Spiritual Retreat! You would think that one’s head would be rested, relaxed, rejuvenated or something to that effect… I had the opposite! My head was riddled with fear, thoughts of what the heck I am doing and the list went on! What does one do when feelings seep into our minds wanting to take over our bodies and keep us stuck in a state paralysis? I remember hearing for the first time, “feelings are not facts” …

Finding Your Purpose

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, entrepreneur, Facebook, focus, goals, Grow, growth, Planning, Social Media, socialmedia, Success, Twitter, Vision Board | No Comments

Where do you begin? So, you have a fantastic idea for a business.  You are over the moon about it and start telling everyone about it, announcing it on Social Media, reserving the URL, creating a Facebook Page…the whole works.  Then a week later, you have a different idea, a different direction you want to go.  So… you start chasing that dream. Maybe this happens a few times. Guess what?  You are not alone.  Many people do this over and over until they find their true purpose… what actually will excite them for the long haul. Throughout the years, I have asked people if they know their life mission.  I have received an array of answers.  When I ask specifically if they are fulfilling their mission by doing what they love career-wise, I get one of two answers:  “yes” or “no”. The “no” people tell me they work so they …

Combating Head Chatter

Posted on by Tracy in Anchorage, business, Challenge, entrepreneur, lifestyle, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, struggle, Success | No Comments

Working alone as an entrepreneur or business owner can be challenging.  Often times it’s the ‘head chatter’ that makes for the challenge. How do you combat your ‘head chatter’? Here are several tools that have worked and continue to work for me: 1: Take a Personality Test.  Doing this can give you some insight into how to best complement your personality type so that you can keep your ‘head’ in check. Introverts and Extroverts need different activities to get inspired or motivated and knowing which type of personality you are is a fantastic place to start!  I spent years doing things that didn’t suit my personality type and was often exhausted and had body ailments that could have been avoided. 2. Meditation.  Meditation is all about quieting the mind – not stopping the mind, but slowing it down. Learning to slow down and listen to what our bodies and our hearts are telling us will allow us to give ourselves …

7 Tips Learned From The Trail Of Life

Posted on by Tracy in Challenge, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Here are 7 tips for your trail of life tool box ~ meant to uplift and inspire you! 1. Always look for the beauty!  There is always beauty, however we have a choice to see it or not. 2. You can use markers to help you not loose your way. 3. Ask someone to come along with you.  The journey does not have to be made solo!  Often times someone that has made the journey already is happy to show you how to avoid many obstacles on the trail of life. 4. Taking some action is better than no action.  Remember, you don’t have to do the whole trail today, you can choose to do a little. 5. While on the trail of life, you may have an opportunity to meet new people and have an array of opportunities. These opportunities and people may provide hope, inspiration and growth along …

Move & Improve !

Posted on by Tracy in Challenge, exercise, goals, life, lifestyle, move, Technology, Uncategorized, Verizon | No Comments

The UP System has me movin’, Movin’, movin’!  I tend to be on the competitive side, so this is perfect for me as I can compete with myself. The system fits around your lifestyle. The bottom line is the more you move, the more calories you burn, and the better your mental state is. In just 4 days of wearing this little gadget, I am moving my body more, sleeping more, eating better, and laughing more. See I dance around the house now to increase my steps. Sometimes the dogs dance with me, sometimes the hubster dances with me. Mostly we laugh at me dancing around trying to get more steps in before bedtime. You can share accomplishments with friends and challenge each other if you choose. I have enough trouble challenging myself as I set my goals a bit high each day. For more info and pricing visit:  Jawbone …

The Illusional Truth of Entrepreneurship

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, Challenge, Embrace, entrepreneur, focus, goals, Gratitude, Grow, growth, life, Perception, struggle, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

  There is so much that goes into starting and running a successful business.  I get emails all the time from folks asking for advice on how to start their own biz. I believe anyone can be a biz owner; however, one must realize ALL that is involved. I recently heard from someone who said she wanted to do what I do and take a step back, allowing her to put in less work hours per day. I reread the email to my husband and he said, “You must be making it look too easy.” See, the reality is hours and hours and then more hours go into the life of a biz owner. (One that is enriched and paying their bills, that is.) I love to hike, so, some days, I try to arrange my schedule and work in the evenings. Because my evenings are not filled with any hobbies …

Exclusive Guide to Your Successful Biz! (part 1)

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, delegate, Embrace, focus, goals, Grow, life, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community, struggle, Success | No Comments

What’s a true joy in my life? I get to help others that are looking to start a business. In the past month, I have been approached by folks right out of college with no clue how to go about creating a successful business. For a second, it confused me. I have a two-year degree, and I suppose I just assumed a four-year degree would provide insight on how to create and run a business. So, why not spread my knowledge, you wonder? Well, it has sparked my interest to pursue teaching at universities. Teaching the “how-to’s” and the “ins-and-outs” of being an entrepreneur. These people have reminded me of what I knew back when I started my first business in 2001. I have been reminded of the challenges, heart aches and all the successes. This will be the first entrepreneurial blog in a series, and now it’s time for me to ask you some questions. Below are four questions you must …

3 Tips to Keep You Moving Forward in 2014

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, business, Calendar, Challenge, delegate, goals, Gratitude, Grow, growth, play, Success | No Comments

As the second week of 2014 comes and goes, how are your plans for the year coming along?  Are you happy with the space you are in? Maybe already overwhelmed and feeling as if you set too high of goals?  Be gentle with yourself.  As I type this, I am reminding myself to reflect on exactly where I was one year ago: the feelings I had, the fears, goals and the desires for 2013.  This helps to center me in the present and to be filled with gratitude for all the forward movement in the last 12 months. There are three things to consider when moving forward, while being gentle with your soul, and having some fun along the way. 1. Delegate. – what gets you “stuck”? For example: bookkeeping, blogging, newsletter, time sheets, hiring, etc. What do you DREAD doing on a weekly basis? Can you possibly hire it …

Don’t Let FEAR Win!

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, Coaching, focus, Gratitude, Grow, socialmedia, struggle, Success, Twitter | No Comments

What if you knew you were unstoppable? What if you created a vision board, with steps that lead you to your amazing destination? What if these steps were filled with actions that were action packed with adventure, challenge, and FUN? Do you think you would be more likely to stay the course? To stay focused and engaged in your destination? As 2013 comes to an end ~ make sure you take the time to celebrate all that you have accomplished throughout this year. Take the time to think about creating a fun filled VISION Board with your 2014 road map. Think about how incredibly fun your journey into and during 2014 will be.  How cool it will be to see your visions turn into realities! Alaska Tracy ~ My team and I are here and excited to help you along your journey! [Disclosure: I am working the Online Mom Media …

Low on Dough?

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, Facebook, google+, Grow, linkedin, Social Community, Success, Twitter | No Comments

New biz gotcha’ overwhelmed? FIVE Simple Inexpensive Social Media Tips for you to DO Now ~ Tips that will save your pocket book,  your hiney and keep you moving forward. 1.  Acknowledge anyone that LIKES, follows, comments, shares, retweets, or pays any attention to you on any of your Social Media Platforms (unless they are scary, stalkers).  Reach out and engage with a ‘thank you.’  Follow them back, watch and learn from them.  Pay attention to ‘them.’  The more you acknowledge them, the more they will keep watching and acknowledging you. 2. Learn only one Social platform at a time ie; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.  My experience with trying to grow more than one platform at a time;  OVERWHELMNESS’ – which leads to doing nothing, or napping.  Keep it simple and FUN! 3. DM (direct message) fans/followers and ask questions about their biz, their lives pertaining to their social shares. Example …

The first of many Spiritual Experiences ~ Bali

Posted on by Tracy in Bali, Challenge, Gratitude, growth, miracles, peaceful, sobriety, spiritual experience, struggle | No Comments

I had made a drastic change in my life a year prior to this trip.  I had been given the ‘keys’ to a magical FREEDOM that I had been searching for my whole life.  I had been given the gift of sobriety. I had always felt uncomfortable in my own skin.  From birth, I had felt this way.  Nothing, most painfully including myself, ever seemed to be ‘good enough.’  I tried many ways to feel different about who I was and how I felt.  As I got older (13 years) I realized that alcohol could make me feel just a little different. It was enough that I latched onto it for years and years. At 19 years old, I landed the perfect job for my irritable soul, an airline career that would allow me the opportunity to move around and travel all over the world.  Still feeling uncomfortable and 30+ …

Lost in the Woods & Not Alone

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Recently I was in the woods with my two fur pals Eddie and Zena. It was exceptionally green as we had had several days of rain. I had been on this trail hundreds of times, but somehow, this time, I got disoriented. I started cutting through smaller trails that sprouted off the larger, better groomed trail. Suddenly I had no clue where I was, and darn it… I heard a branch snap

Inspired by Luci

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Challenge, exercise, goals, growth, life, Love, peaceful, play, struggle, Success | 4 Comments

Do you remember being a child and dreaming huge wonderful dreams that moved your soul? Do you remember running so fast that you felt your legs were going to fly right out from underneath you? Or rolling down a hill with your body hitting every single bump in the land and having no fear or worry in the world about getting hurt as you went sailing down that hill of unknown?

Deep Inside Our Souls . . .

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Challenge, communicate, death, dying, Embrace, family, Gratitude, Grow, importance, life, Love, peaceful, Uncategorized | No Comments

T was diagnosed with throat cancer last August after noticing a lump on his throat along with some other symptoms. The outlook for his illness was pretty grim, although the doctors did give him some hope. He underwent months of hellish radiation, which did things to his body that I will not even go into. As he was finishing his last radiation treatment, his heart started giving him trouble. The doctors suggested that if he could make it a year, they could possibly undergo heart surgery to repair the heart; but in the end, his heart would still most likely be the thing that would kill him. His heart is doing that now, as he has a 6 cm. aneurysm in his aorta and there is nothing more to be done.

It is all our Perception!

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Breakdown, Challenge, Embrace, Grow, Love, miracles, Perception | No Comments

    Breakdown!!!   Perception is an odd thing.  Perception creates an illusion of what we think or feel to be real.  Sometimes I wonder if I truly grew up in the same home my brothers did, as my perception of certain situations are often totally different than their’s.  Perception of ‘others’ can be tricky.  Often, we (I) see ‘successful’ people and wonder how do they do all that they do.  How can they be so upbeat all the time? How did they make their millions so effortlessly (or so it seems)?  Can they really be that amazing all the time?  How do they remain so calm and in control?  The truth is, we are all human beings.  We ALL have struggles and challenges.  It is how we want the world to perceive these struggles and challenges.  Recently, I had a breakdown.  I was dealing with a difficult real estate …

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