Creating Your Own Space

Creating Your Own Space

I love to motivate others by inspiring them with the simplicity of an idea and by encouraging them to work on themselves. I think one of the hardest things for people to accept is that you need to “Take of number 1” before number 2, 3 and 4. They will benefit more. I like to remind people of that importance.

We are taught in this society that we put others first, and if we don’t, then we are being selfish. People feel like when they say to one another that they always put their children and husband first. They feel they are a better person for doing that.

I learned at an early age with the help of becoming a mother that the best possible way I could take care my daughter was by taking care of me. I did that by creating my own space.

There are many ways in your daily routine that you already have your own space. It is just being aware that it is there and making an effort to take advantage of it. It is like most things; when you make that effort, it becomes a habit.

I am at a point where I am excited when these opportunities present themselves. The best part is that they occur every single day! I create my own space when I am driving in the car alone, shutting my office door, turning the “do not disturb” on my phone, locking my computer screen, and silencing my phone, exercising in my home, yard work and many more. Most people think it needs to be this enormous amount of time, and it doesn’t.

I even shut my bedroom door to create my own space! The best part of that is that my family calls it my castle. They enjoy giving me a hard time about in a joking way. I am grateful that they know why I do it, and in the process, I am teaching my daughters the importance of that space.

I am so comfortable with myself that I love just being alone. I am sure that is why it is easy for me. I have always preferred to be alone. It does not at all have anything to do with not being social or trusting others. I am a very social person. I simple value my time with myself. It is my space to create. When I create, I find my joy. It also opens up more freedom and change for me.

Remarkable Women Interview Series: Joyce Christiano

Independent Consultant, Executive Regional VP with Arbonne International

joyce christiano

I was very excited to get to know Joyce Christiano, a woman who seeks to balance business, family, and life well. Joyce has grown a successful network of Arbonne Consultants as a natural connector. In her day to day world, she just shares her passion for healthy living and growing an asset that can produce income for the long-haul – and women are excited to jump on board when they see the difference it can make in their own lives. She is woman full of joy and a energy, always up for an adventure. She inspires others to be a loving wife, awesome mom, and creative woman just by modeling it herself.

Below she shares a little more about herself and offers a couple great resources:

Where do you live and what do you do?

I live in Spicewood, TX.  I am a homeschooling mother with boys aged 13, 10 and a 6 year old daughter.  I am also an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International, a global health and wellness company.  I teach and train others how to build a virtual franchise around clean products.

What do you care most about? How do you live that out?

I care most about living a balanced and enriched life.  My passion is to serve and empower others by supporting their health and/or financial goals. I love building communities of shared values for support, collaboration, efficiency and identity.

I teach and train others how to build a virtual franchise by changing their brand for daily use, consumable products, and then teaching others to do the same! I help others grow an asset that can produce secondary or replacement income, backup income or residual/legacy income that can actually be willed to family or friends… all while focusing on a healthier lifestyle, taking time for personal growth and working part-time!

I love people – I enjoy hearing their stories and discovering their passions and dreams.  I find myself introducing and connecting women that have shared values and priorities.  In today’s world – many of us are separated from our roots, and we all need to find our “tribes” where we live, work and play. Women need their groupies – it makes us all stronger, balanced and fulfilled!

I am also passionate about helping moms with kids on the spectrum find the right resources and community.  My goal in the next couple of years is to start a foundation/charity to support families with scholarships for the special treatments their kids need.  These would include vision therapy, hippotherapy, nutritional counseling and bloodwork, brain balance, speech/language therapy and many others.

What challenges do you encounter and how do you overcome them?

My challenge is time and focus.  I seek out tools and continually work toward mastering these areas. Most recently, I have enjoyed using the Passion Planner and employing the KonMari method to streamline my life.