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“Ignore the media and negative people in your life.”

“Follow your heart.”

“Seize the moment.”

“Pursue your dreams.”

Who doesn’t love a great motivational statement?  Words strung together to light the fire inside of you to get you moving, to work, and make miracles happen.  

Honestly, I am a sucker for them and collect them.  You can find them through pictures on my walls, on my daily calendar, throughout my photo album on my phone, and websites I have bookmarked.  I crave inspiration in my life.  I hold onto the motivational statements that ignite my inner fire and/or pull on my heart strings.  Then I share those with you throughout TCW and in my personal life.  

I know I am not alone with how many of these statements fill my social media accounts, emails, and text messages from my family and friends.  I believe we all crave the opportunity to be inspired.  

Where I want you to focus on is what you do with these statements. Let me explain.

All the statements like, “Seize the moment,” are telling you what to do.  They are instructions for you to do something, which is great, but we need to remember one more step to ensure success in this process.  What is your WHY??  WHY do you want to “seize the moment, follow your heart, and pursue your dreams,”?  This must first be answered so you can make changes in your life.

To learn your why, you need to spend sometime with yourself, in your mind, and figure it out.  One of the best ways I learn about myself, and suggest you try it out, is through journaling.  This is not only an activity for middle school girls, or only girls in general.  Throughout my life when I have consistently spent time, even as little as 15 minutes a day, documenting my thoughts I have decreased my anxiety, insomnia, and my over analyzing tendencies.

The best part is this commitment has brought me peace, direction, drive, and knowing what my why is so when I read motivational statements I am ready.  I now can get to work.  

Are you ready???  Do you want to be?     

Challenge yourself!  Take 15-30 minutes a day, even if you start with 3-5 days a week, to journal your thoughts.  Give yourself an opportunity to shut out the rest of the world and listen to yourself.  I bet you will learn so much about yourself while in your thoughts.  Connect with your insecurities, passions, truths, fears, and make a plan how to move forward.  Decide today to learn your why so know what the hell to do with the what next time you hear it.  

Cheers lovelies.  “Seize your WHY.”  ~Me

Question:  Do you currently journal? If so what benefits have you got from this activity?  If not, are you willing to try it and see what new possibilities could come from it?

Side note:  This week’s lovely picture is of an awesome new notebook a TCW member, friend, and one of the biggest supporters of me and this community, Shelley Fontenot, made for me.  I FREAKIN’ LOVE IT!  This is my new journal to use to discuss life and what I want for TCW.  First entry made today.  I am designing some to sell for you all!  If you are interested, email me at  Shelley, again, thank you for this, and a million times over for all your love and support.  

Did How Your Clothes Fit or Bad Hair Mess Up Your Day?

I hope your week is going well.  I got the case of food poisoning, which was awful, but I am on the mends with keeping food in my body like a normal person.  (Hence the late email arrival)

I want to come clean with you.  My goal is to always be as transparent as I feel appropriate to share with what is going on in our community and my life.  …

Hanssie’s Thoughts on Women’s Confidence-#0006

This episode I speak with Hanssie Ho who is honest and open with where she is at in her life and how life has effected her confidence.

Hanssie is a badass and strong woman! She is a photographer, writer, blogger, mother, and all around cool lady. I loved talking with her because she is 100% real about what it is like to go through a divorce, dating in your 30’s again, and now raising a daughter as a single mom.…

Callie’s Thoughts on Women’s Confidence-#0005

Hello, hello!

Today is the start of week three of me sharing these amazing interviews with you!  Each one has a new way to think about confidence.  I learn something new in each interview.  I hope you have the same experience.

Callie Beller from Alberta, Canada who was gracious enough to talk with me about women’s confidence today.  We laughed, had differences of opinions, and learned from our different point of views.  …

Meghan Maydel’s Thoughts on Women’s Confidence

Hello beautiful! Today I interviewed Meghan Maydel on my journey to discuss women’s confidence with 1000 women.

62 interviews down, 938 to go.  No biggie. I got this.

Meghan is a fun loving, down to earth gal who runs her own business helping entrepreneurs design their own brand to reflect their personality and not SUCK. Some of her big goals are to be able to help her fiancé retire and build a community of strong entrepreneurs taking the world by storm.…

Becky’s Thoughts On Confidence-#0003

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and handled Monday like it was nothing.  Today I am bringing you another treat to help make your Tuesday extra sweet.

I spoke with Becky Magill from Pennsylvania regarding women’s confidence.  She is married with dogs who co-owns a wellness center with her husband.  She is a Liscenced Massage Therapist and Empathic Therapist.  I had a lot of fun interviewing her.  …

Jennifer’s Thoughts On Confidence

Hello…..It’s me…..I was wondering if you would like to watch another interviewee

Go over….everything…..

Okay I will stop, you get the point.  Today I am sharing with you another amazing woman’s thoughts on confidence.  Her name is Jennifer Haston, who lives with her husband in Texas.  Jennifer is an actress, speaker, business coach, and firecracker.  She has a lot of offer the world and I was honored she was brave enough to share her story with me, and now with you.…

Jackie’s Thoughts On Confidence

Hello and welcome to the Truly Confident Community!

I am SUPER SUPER SUPER EXCITED about what I am starting to release to you and the TCW Tribe.   I hope you got how excited I am, because it’s A LOT!

I have a goal to interview 1000 women on confidence.  Yes, you read that right, I said one thousand women.  I feel like the best way to learn more and become a better expert on this subject to ask questions.  …

Episode 9: “Power of Your Words” Confidence Coaching Moment of the Week

The more powerful weapon we have is something you cannot see.  Words and thoughts. These carry weight, sometimes more than you realize.  Every day we have a million thoughts and speak thousands of words.  This week I want to help you be aware of the impact these have on you, how others view you, and the large effects they have on your children.…

Episode 8: “How to Overcome Guilt When You Cut Out Negative People” Confidence Coaching Moment of the Week

Today I am discussing a topic that I believe is important and one that is not covered enough.  In any arena where people are guiding you to improve yourself, the subject of negative people will come up.  Normally, they tell you to cut them out.  That is the first big step and a good one to take.  What follows this step is how you could be flooded with guilt related to cutting these people out of your life.…

About Me

Hello, I am Joey Phillippi, a Licensed Master Social Worker.  My mission is to help you live a confident life, gain a greater understanding of yourself and others, and identify ways we can join together to positively change our world.

I have conducted many confidence interviews with women to gather additional insight to understand how to create a generation of confident women.  I write, speak, and coach on the subject of confidence to help women improve their lives and achieve their dreams and goals.

I am dating a wonderful man, enjoy traveling, riding motorcycles, exercise, living a healthy life, and look forward to becoming a mother in the future.

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