Guard your mindset with deeply focused mediation and controlled breathing practices. You will open gateways and doors to your inner calm that you never expected.
Too often, we bog ourselves down in the confusion of searching others for gains, and saying, “If they just did A, B would happen for me.”
Start internally. Change what you can control. Grow deeper in the power to manage your feelings and energy.
This will create the mindset that will launch the vision that manifests the dream.
Shift your focus and build with the true power of self each day.
Be careful when you’re the one who puts out fires on a daily basis.
Sometimes, you’ll find the that the problems are never ending, and the source that’s generating the flames is the real problem that needs to be solved.
When relentlessly seeking your goals, remember to temper your quest with the beauty of rest to strengthen your creativity and inspiration.
Many of us have surpassed, driven. We’ve outgrown determination, and we are hitting our stride
Reach sustainability by setting aside time for something beautiful on your journey. Love your steps and keep moving forward.
You can push your pen across the paper, carefully drafting 40,000 words, or punch every letter into your keyboard, basking in the glow of your computer screen.
You can dust your work off, tweak it, flip-it, get your best friend’s blessing, then rewrite, edit, rework, edit, package it, shine it, make it glossy, then finally ship it or post it to your site of choice.
When you’re done and manage to breathe, you’ll start the next task. Yelling from the rooftops, read, read, read. Read my wonderful, all-new, awesome, very awesome, very-very awesome, work!
And to your dismay, you’ll need to learn a nice new headlock to get people to focus or pay attention to your masterpiece.
I learned, while teaching high school, that none of my students were impressed by the number of degrees I had, the work I had created, or the number of skills they’d master while learning with me.
They loved the jokes, the stories I told, and they were most impressed by the tools I gave them to discover themselves on their journey to greatness. That was the value. That made it all worth it.
Once you get rid of the smoke and mystery from yourself, and focus on sharing your generous gifts, which is the knowledge and wisdom you’ve cultivated from your truly honest, hard-earned, relentless work, everything begins to fall into place.
Learners will appear, questions will be plenty, interest will be generated, tools to further the journey for all will be shared and re-shared for everyone’s benefit.
Remember to set a page goal and stick to it. Meet three new people who can help you make magic in your daily life. Discover something new that helps you save time and complete more focused work. Have fun and tell a friend about your journey.
Keep working and have an amazing week.
Fear is usually the greatest factor holding you back from your ultimate goal. Sometimes we go so far as to include our fears into our goal setting. Which means our ambitions only reach as far as what we fear.
This is no place for your bold penmanship. This is no dream for those writing new best-sellers, creating new models for the workplace, or artists forging new dreams with their honest, deepest work.
Motivate then actualize your journey by going for your biggest most outlandish concept. Envision more than you fear, and dream bigger and bolder than you ever have before.
Stay connected on your journey to great things. Too often we work in silos and operate in vacuums that lead us nowhere.
I’m sure you’ve got a few friends or colleagues who do the same work as you. Have you ever considered collaborating for growth?
Fear is usually the factor that holds back a good collab. You may question the interaction when the little, scared you inside your head goes, “What if they get more from this than me? What if it doesn’t work out? What if… What if…”
Truth be told, a good collaboration benefits all those with an investment, resources, skills, knowledge, and experience to add to the collaboration. Avoid imbalances with colleagues who lack at least three of these marquee traits.
The rest is the bravery to start the connection, find a common ground, and ship some high quality work.
The goal is elaborate, unconventional, amazing work that shakes up the world.
Write for life. Make something happen. Make something amazing.