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Command or Cop-out

July 24, 2014 — 2,617 Comments

If you are in command of your financial situation, you have a written plan, with goals broken down into objectives and timelines, and you communicate your plan to your loved ones. Continue Reading…

Money and Food

January 14, 2014 — 2,193 Comments

What do money and food have to do with each other?

Money and food are fuel. Money and food are served and consumed by us daily. Money and food can be used to build peace, health and capability. Money and food can be ignored allowing chaos, fear and illness. Be intentional.

Typically, in your household budget, fuel costs are your biggest fluctuating expenses. You use your car to get to work and meet family obligations. You use your mind and body to serve well at work and at home, so let’s fuel your physical as well as we fuel your vehicle.

This is part 4 of a 4 part series on using a slow cooker to create meals at very low cost and small time investment. Whether you are a family of 6 or a family of 1, the principles stay the same: cooking at home saves you money. Merry Christmas! You get two recipes for the “price” of one post: BBQ Pulled Pork and Salsa Chicken.

At this time of year, spiral cut ham and frozen turkeys are mainstays to holiday celebrations. Prime cuts of meat are also expected to sell well (prime rib, ribeye, pork loin, etc). Watch for when the meat manager at your favorite grocery store throws on sale Pork Shoulder (aka “Boston Butt” or “Picnic” cuts). This cut of meat has good fat marbling and is hard to overcook or dry out in your slow cooker.

Ridiculously Easy Pulled Pork

One Pork Shoulder
1 bottle BBQ sauce of choice (If you will be serving with onions and pickles, go for a Hickory or Honey Mustard variety. If you’re serving it straight up, go for whatever suits your fancy.)

Put in your slow cooker for 6 – 8 hours on low. Let cool for a few minutes, then shred with two forks or chop with a good sharp knife. It’s ready to serve when your sandwich buns are lightly toasted or your baked potatoes are begging for a topping of this good stuff.

Variations:

http://allrecipes.com/video/670/slow-cooker-pulled-pork/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/slow-cooker-pulled-pork-sandwiches-recipe/index.html

 

Salsa Chicken

This works great with chicken breasts or chicken thighs – whatever your preference or what is on sale.

2 – 3 lbs. chicken
1 can reduced sodium Cream of Mushroom soup, plus milk as directed on can
Taco Seasoning (create your own mix or use a packet)

Put in your slow cooker for 6 hours on low, come home to a fabulous smelling home and serve this main dish with rice or pasta plus your favorite veggie side.

Variations:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/10/embarrassingly-easy-crock-pot-salsa.html

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=871817

 

Whether you are an experienced cook, or you are just getting started, enjoy these recipes! When you have a success, call me and let’s celebrate your physical and financial health. – Julia, 817 999[2748]

Are you a small business owner looking to add financial wellness to the benefit you offer your internal customers, aka team members or employees? Be sure to look at MyMoneyWellness.com and give Julia a call to discuss how we can customize this for you.

 

 

15 of the top financial coaches put their heads together to create a resource for you and your family. Visit www.mymoneywellness.com. Then email me and let’s get the process started –

 

 

Hard Conversations

January 20, 2013 — 2,685 Comments

ManWomanUmbrella Both budgeting (cash flow planning) and sex are hard to talk about. What if you waded into the difficult conversation and found that a simple misunderstanding, based on bad assumptions, is the only thing limiting you and your spouse from a whole lot of fun together and over-the-moon results?

What’s on your playlist?

September 22, 2012 — 1 Comment
What means “GO” to you?

Everyone has something they do that is a signal to themselves that it is time to get down to work.

Is it a special chair?

Do you work in a dedicated space?

What sights and smells focus you on completing the project?

I’m a musician so my soundscape means a lot more to me than anything else. Words of encouragement or wisdom spoken around me winds me up to get to the project finalized – like high octane coffee.

Music ,that I enjoy, works on me like high octane coffee and sugar – I am amped! Ready to go at the project with everything I got.

 

Here’s the Quitter Conference Playlist:

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

NeedToBreathe – Something Beautiful

Angels and Airwaves – The Adventure

The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats

PSY – Gangnam Style

Europe – The Final Countdown

 
I’d offer these for your consideration:

Israel and New Breed – Rejoice

Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern – Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor

Jesus Adrian Romero – Te Veo

Kirk Franklin – Brighter Day

David Crowder Band – How He Loves Us

Salvador – Aware

The Cranberries – Dream

And yes, on different days my list might include Metallica or Chicago or Beethoven or Monteverdi.
What do you listen to when you need to focus?
How do you make sure your environment is priming you to ship your greatest work out to your most fervent fans?

September 21-22, 2012

September 15, 2012 — 23 Comments

We’re gathering at Spirit Filled in Midlothian, TX (287 and Robinson St just southeast of downtown Midlo) next Friday evening from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8a – 4:15p

If anyone has accused you of being a Sunday-evening-jerk, you need to come to this conference Simulcast. Jon has information to expand upon. You get a 68 page workbook of additional content. We’re getting lunch delivered on Saturday so that we can continue our good conversations and dream big dreams that recover the passion we lost along the way. Contact julia@promisesfc.com to reserve your seat today

 

I attended the first Quitter Conference in 2011.

I knew it would be fun. I knew I would meet interesting and fun people.

I didn’t expect it to pay off like it has in the last 12 months. Where could YOU be 12 months from now if you had this information and access to the conversations we’ll have next weekend?