Everytime I travel .. I am reminded of how beautiful the world really is .. how strangers can become lifelong friends … how fear changes to excitement .. how uninspired turns into inspiration and passion.
Whenever possible .. choose travel over buying things. It will change you for the better. 🙏🏻 -love
I took this picture just for this post. It’s to talk about the person you see in the mirror every day. The conversations you have with yourself is the most POWERFUL daily moment in self-growth. Unfortunately, if you are like me.. I used to only talk to myself about the shit that was bad. A constant drip of harsh and negative shit.. to myself.
It took a while and lots of self growth to realize that the “negative voice” wasn’t mine. It was the culmination of all the negative noise from my past. The voices of my dad, teachers, friends no longer in my life, clients, ex’s, haters .. you get it. We all have them. 🙏🏻
So.. Practice ignoring that voice. Let it talk. Do it’s thing. Then look it as you move past it. Cuz, right past that “negative noise” is YOUR voice. Your voice is there to encourage you. To motivate you. To push you. To tell you that you are doing what you are meant to be doing and that you are an awesome person. Period.
If you can’t hear that voice and I didn’t for many many years, please trust that it’s there and that you need to start moving past your own negative noise. – with love 🙏🏻
Sounds familiar? “Will do it tomorrow” is the best way to never do it. If it’s important.. start now. CONTINUING means it’s already in motion. Motion = momentum. That’s the goal .. to create daily momentum in pursuit of your DREAMS. – with Love
Life really is like a box of chocolate. It’s full of moments you like AND moments that you hate. Unfortunately…it’s all from the same box. Your life.
You see, when you pick up a piece of chocolate and put it int your mouth … within seconds you decide if you like it or not. In most cases your GUT reaction is right. BUT sometimes a little unexpected surprise awaits after the third chew. That awful taste turns into something sweet and unexpected.
I see life a lot like that box of chocolate. Sometimes what starts of looking bad can actually be good for you. You just need to give it some time and be OPEN to new ideas, new people and new experiences. – with love
Ever have lazy days? Lack of motivation and just want to stay in bed? .. I was like that last week. I started thinking about WHY? Why some people get up at 5am to workout .. HOW some people can resist junk food .. WHY some of us can take big risks in life .. I came across the following little blurb .. made a lot of sense. .
If you care, you won’t stay idle. When you know the “why” behind your actions, you simply do the work. Only when complacency is greater than your motivation do you procrastinate. And when desire burns in your heart, you don’t postpone your activities, but fill them with attention and focus. “Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi -with love
DREAM BIG .. it’s the same effort to THINK SMALL. .
I was told this 10 years ago! I still think about this everyday. .
Feeing almost back to 💯 .. this nasty flu knocked me out for almost 2 weeks. .
Being off social media most of the time also has me talking and meeting people to catch up. Much more fulfilling. .
– with love
I was listening to Masterclass by @oprah and this episode was with Jayz. He says, “Excellence is being able to perform at a higher level over and over again.” – #jayz
What does it take to perform at a higher level over and over again? One, know what you are good at. If don’t know, ask. People around you know. For me, I was a natural problem solver .. when I was a kid I can DJ real good or hit a 3pt consistently with a sick crossover .. but it wasn’t my ONE thing. .
Two, working on your craft daily. Over the last 20 years, 3 startups and with hundreds of client challenges to solve everyday .. it helped me work on my skill. I got to work on the one skill that made me naturally good. While working on it, other skills developed. I found ways to innovate, push boundaries and grow my confidence. It was a daily battle .. no days off. Some days were hard and I kept at it. I got obsessed with it. The pain became that “good pain”. .
Three, not stop when failure happens. You can’t learn as much from success. It’s your failures that teach. It’s the “park bench moments” that are tough. Some of us walk away from the situation to ease temporary pain or stress. Some of us get up and keep chasing our purpose and put in the work. Everything that happens in your life is to build your character. .
I believe EVERYONE has the potential for excellence. It’s not easy but it’s achievable. -with love