The Energy in Your Life

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I’ve found that there’s nothing more empowering than learning to take responsibility and accountability for your life. It wasn’t the most exciting or comfortable part of my journey but it was certainly necessary in order to grow. It was actually one of the first steps I had to take in order to be able to not only eventually overcome depression but change my mindset. I didn’t realize that by trying to distance myself from blame and responsibility I was also losing the power I had over my own life. By learning to take responsibility going forward, I was able to put myself in a position of power in my life. Continue reading “The Energy in Your Life”

J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments

Today I wanted to share some teachable moments from J.K. Rowling’s life. As successful as she is today, I have to say I admire her transparency. She’s very open about the things she had to overcome to get to where she is today. I admire so many things about her and find her both incredibly inspirational and down to earth. It’s really hard for me to pick my favorite of the 10 rules of success in this video. They are all really good!  Continue reading “J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments”

Energy, Attention & Intention

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It’s funny, today I was thinking about the importance of what you focus on. As a kid, I remember seeing behaviors, traits, and characteristics that I didn’t like and vowing to never do or be that way. The thing is, inevitably, I ended up doing and becoming the way I didn’t want to. During my journey of self-discovery, I realized that I had spent too much time taking note of and focusing on what I didn’t want. True to the saying, Continue reading “Energy, Attention & Intention”

Tools for Your Journey

As the self-kindness portion of The Kindness Challenge has come to an end, I just wanted to share something I think a lot of people need to be reminded of. We’re all on this journey of life with no instructions or manual. We’re all doing the best we can with the tools at our disposal during our journey. It’s easy to look back and see how we could have done things better because we have tools that would have been useful and a different perspective.  Continue reading “Tools for Your Journey”

Handling Criticism

I have to admit that I’ve never been very good at receiving criticism. Growing up it was laid on thick with no regard to how it would make me feel. As I got older, I didn’t know how to handle it. I took it very personally and when I felt it was coming, I’d put my guard up. The problem is, it was detrimental to me. Instead of being open to the feedback that could help me improve, I’d do the adult version of sticking my fingers in my ears and humming so I couldn’t hear or receive the message.  Continue reading “Handling Criticism”

Procrastination, Panic Monster & Life Calendar

I wanted to share a video today that I found both relatable and hilarious! As someone with a habit of procrastinating on things that I don’t look forward to or enjoy, this video made me feel exposed in a way that I was able to laugh at my nakedness! Thanks to this video, it got me thinking about the process I use when it comes to tackling an area that I have been procrastinating in for years. Continue reading “Procrastination, Panic Monster & Life Calendar”

Inspiration Over Imitation

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Contrary to the old adage, I believe that inspiration is the sincerest form of flattery. You see as creatives, there’s a piece of our heart and soul in everything we do. The words we write, the moments we capture on camera, the colors we to put to paper, the content we put out. All of it has pieces of who we are in it. It’s for that reason that imitation feels cheap to me. How can one see the final product of another, and copy it? It will never be the same because the original work had the heart and soul of the creator in it. The copied work was either admired or envied.

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Take A Leap of Faith

Today’s post is written by Hami over at Ask Hami. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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We live in a strange world today, driven by money and systems. We have a system for everything and while we might feel free, we are just in a big cage doing someone else’s bidding. We work 8- 9 hours a day on most days of our lives and come home to our family tired and exhausted. We sleep almost the same amount of time in order to function properly and our main function is to work, mostly for someone else. On most days of our lives, we only have a few hours for ourselves or those close to us but we are tired during these hours. Continue reading “Take A Leap of Faith”

Results Outweigh Discomfort

For the past year, I’ve been intentionally pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. I’ve been taking steps to turn my dreams into reality, building my business in a way that’s not conventional yet fits into my life and vision perfectly, and taking opportunities that make me nervous. Many times throughout the year, I’ve faced situations that made me feel uncomfortable; not only because I was taking chances. I was also in situations that challenged me to use my voice in a way I wasn’t used to.  Continue reading “Results Outweigh Discomfort”

Replace Your Fear With Courage

Today’s post comes from Lauren, a lawyer from Sydney who is currently taking a break from law. Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your story with us ❤

I was sitting at my desk in my little cupboard office on the morning I published my article Why your worst fears are nothing to be afraid of. How did I have the audacity to I speak about conquering fear when it was the catalyst to my emptiness? Fear was eating me from the inside out. I had no right to even suggest that someone should leave the job that paralyzes them when that’s exactly what I couldn’t do.

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