Escaping the Velvet Rut

How to get out of the Velvet Rut 

We seek comfort, familiarity, and routine. It’s natural. But recognizing when our patterns have become a rut, albeit a comfortable one or even reasonably productive is difficult. Meet the velvet rut.

Getting out is tough but worth it. You’ll likely find greater personal satisfaction, growing confidence, or increased income. Here are tips to get out of your own velvet rut.

Try these 5 strategies:  

Seek an outside perspective.

Identify what opportunities you’re giving up by doing the same thing each day, week, and year.

Remember your professional and personal aspirations you’ve put on the back burner while you’ve been in your comfort zone. Write them down.

  1. Decide what new choices you’ll make to get out of your velvet rut. Is it to put yourself out in the business community by joining your local Chamber of Commerce? Perhaps its to do your very first educational workshop or seminar. Maybe this means connecting with your local media and appearing on local TV or submitting a column about reverse mortgages.
  2. Track your progress and reward yourself.

What is Conscious Living?


Six Keys to Intentional Living

reverse mortgage newsWhat is conscious living? It is the intentional practice of creating the life we want through a series of decisions. Perhaps a better way to define this mindset is to describe what it isn’t. Choosing a career based on money alone. Choosing a partner based primarily on looks. Buying a home based on the image you want to project or what others have. Today we will reveal several keys to living a conscious life.

Conscious living is truly the process of creating a custom tailor-made lifestyle. Here are some tips to begin creating your conscious life. .

1. Ask yourself what you want. It’s surprising just how many people either don’t know what they want or are afraid to express their wants, needs, and…

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