Month: October 2019

Upcoming Content

Hey everyone!

I thought that I would take a moment and share with you some of the upcoming content that I have planned for the blog. When I started this blog my posts were randomized with various subjects on helping you live a better life. For me the posts seemed a little too unfocused.

My goal every single time I post something new is to give you my absolute best as a writer. Something that I’m still improving on. Also I want to give you valuable insight into living your best life possible. I personally felt that I wasn’t doing my best in delivering these two points.

I’ve been working on a blogging calendar and I thought that I would share it with you so that you could see what content will be posted on what days. Each day will be something different and each day will be part of a series that will be on a given day. I feel that this will not only help me as a writer but also give you more value on how to live a better life.

Here is a preview of what’s to come:

  • Monday: Question of the week
  • Tuesday: Rock Bottom Series
  • Wednesday: Journey of a self-help author
  • Thursday: Finding your purpose series
  • Friday: Poetry or creative writing
  • Saturday: Book review or topic of choice
  • Sunday: Fireside Chats

I’ll explain these in a bit more detail.

Question of the week: I will post a question that will aid you in getting to know yourself on a deeper level. The more you know about yourself the more you will find strengths, weaknesses, hidden talents and new insights that you may not have known previously. The key is to really think about it and answer honestly. You will only improve from getting to know yourself.

Rock Bottom Series: I will post topics about rock bottom. Rock bottom meaning that you are at a low point in your life, are unhappy or want more out of life than you currently possess. We learn more about ourselves in the down times than the heights of success. My goal is to help you find that guiding light that will get you out of the depths of darkness. Where there is a negative, a positive can be found. You just have to be strong and search for it.

Journey of a Self-Help Author: My ultimate goal is to publish my book. Here I will give you weekly insights into my book, progress being made and things that I’ve learned along the way.

Finding Your Purpose Series: We all want to find our purpose in life. Our purpose is the reason why we are put on this earth. Once its found, it gives us a deep sense of fulfillment for our lives. My goal is to help you find your purpose in life.

Poetry or Creative Writing: This is a way for me to express myself outside of my conventional posts. I would like to share this with you. I feel that it is good to change things up to continue to improve upon writing. The prompts will be totally random and I would love for you to give me prompts for future posts.

Book Review or topic of choice: I’m not just a writer. I’m also an avid reader. My favorite genre? You’ll never guess. Self-help literature. Here I will share with you some of the books that have changed my life and made me who I am today. Hopefully they may help you as well. Also I will talk about any new books that I am reading or any book that may be of value to you. If I’m not writing a book review I will be posting a topic of choice that I feel would give you some value to your life.

Fireside Chats: Since the week is coming to an end I want to have a sit-down with you the reader. These will be talks on various subjects that will give you insights and motivation for the upcoming week. This is a more personalized post as if I am talking with a dear friend.

I will be posting a couple inspirational/motivational quotes throughout the week. I love quotes. Who doesn’t?

I will also be making different posts for topics that I can about. So you might have 2 posts a day. The reason for this is so you the reader can gain more motivation and knowledge to help you live your best life. Also to help you rejuvenate your imagination in creative ways.

Now I am going to be completely honest with you. For now this schedule is set in stone but may change if I feel it is necessary. I want to give you something to look forward to every day. My hope is that you will gain valuable knowledge and insight into who you are and how you can live your best life.

Thank you for supporting this blog in one way or another. You’re awesome!

Self-Motivators

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Zig Ziglar

You know the feeling when you get that initial burst of motivation, the feeling that you can conquer the world and accomplish a thousand tasks. That initial burst may last for a few days or maybe even a couple of weeks if you are lucky, but it’ll eventually dissipate.

Then the dreaded brick wall of slowing down and possibly not wanting to do what you originally set out to do. That initial motivation has long worn off and you are searching for new inspiration to keep that fire alive inside. That fire to reach that goal and to continue the journey to the end result of achieving that dream you have fixated in your mind.

That is where the application of self-motivators is essential to keep that desire inside burning white hot. A self-motivator is something that you can call upon when things seem to be going wrong or you are struggling to keep yourself moving forward. It is your “why” behind the purpose of what you are trying to achieve. It is a battle cry that will keep you going through the toughest of days.

A self-motivator can be a variety of things. A picture of a loved one, a quote, a verse, an excerpt from a piece of literature, the only factor of it is that it must have a tremendous impact upon you. Something that resonates into the deepest chambers of your soul. Take some time to find your self-motivator. It is a simple task that can reward you immensely.

Here are a few examples:

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

Confucius

“I can, therefore I am.”

Simone Well

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas Edison

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

“A will finds a way.”

Orison Swett Marden

Not satisfied by what you see here or what you have found so far in your search? The best thing to do then is to create your own self-motivator. Something personalized and tailored to what you want to do for your life.

When you find that self-motivator hang it where you can see it every day and look at it whenever you need a boost of motivation to get you through the day. Before you know it, that self-motivator will pop into your mind whenever you are lacking in desire to do something.

Find that self-motivator that will be your battle cry for you to achieve whatever you want in your life! Don’t stop till you find it!

Do you have any self-motivators already in place? What are they and what do they mean to you?

The View of Adversity

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit

Napoleon Hill

Life happens. There are ups and there are downs. It’s impossible to not have some down times throughout your life. It’s an inevitable reality. Those adversities, trials, tribulations, heartbreak and failures come in varying frequency. Some experience it more than others. But one thing is certain. It happens to all of us.

During these times, the question is often asked “why me?”. The pain from these moments often drives down to the negative spectrum of emotions. That’s because it harder to be positive when times are tough, to see the light when surrounded by darkness. By no means is this an easy task, life designed it to be this way to show you the beauty that these times may have in your life.

For it is in these down moments that we learn about ourselves more than at the heights of success. They strengthen intangible qualities of our character so that when success comes our way we have paid the price that is asked of life. Adversity is in the eye of the beholder. It is how we view adversity that determines our success.

It is a view of “how may I learn something of value from this?”. We learn more from our defeats more than our successes. During the storm it is a difficult question to ask. But it is an essential question that has to be asked of ourselves. For that value found may carry with it a seed of a greater equivalent that may propel us through the adversity we are facing.

It is a shift in focus from the negative emotions that lay siege to so many searching for the wrong answers when adversity strikes to a more positive nature. Your attention diverts your energy to the thing you are focusing on. That energy holds the power of wither a positive or negative nature. It is your choice how you use your energy when faced with a problem.

When you look for something of value from a situation or experience another shift occurs. It is a shift of a more positive energy to the adversity and with that a solution can be found. This usually happens in an unexpected way so you must keep your mind open for signs. When you search, you will be able to turn the tide. Turning a negative into a positive. Be persist and search for the answers. They will come to you.

When you come out of that tough time you will be stronger because of it. The one thing that you cannot do is give up. Giving up is never the answer. If needed seek out the help of others to aid you in solving the challenge. There are always others willing to lend a helping hand, words of advice or simply just a listening ear. But in the end others can’t do it for you, they may help but it is you alone that must weather the storm and come out on the other side.

Know that these times won’t last. The sun always shines after the darkest of nights. Just because things are good right now doesn’t mean that they can’t be better in the future. Find something of beauty in this storm for it will be your saving grace and will turn the tide of your life.

The Little Things Matter

Life moves at a incredibly rapid pace. Days seem to just fly by. What we often fail to recognize is that each day is a gift that can’t be taken for granted. We are surrounded by such immense beauty in our everyday lives.

So today let’s find 3 good things about our day. It doesn’t matter if they are big or small. Life is beautiful and we can always find something good in every situation. Because when we see the good in life, life will bring more good things for us to experience.

Faith In The Future

The power of prayer is a magical force. When we pray in a spirit of absolute faith we immediately use our conscious minds to deliver our message to the subconscious mind. From the subconscious our message is delivered to a higher power with a tremendous amount of energy.

You don’t have to be a religious person to experience the powerful emotion of faith. It could be faith in yourself, faith in others or faith in the dreams that you have for your life.

Once you begin to live your life as if your prayers are already answered then that faith you have will move you in the right direction to make it a reality.

Using Visualization To Your Advantage

visualization
Visualize your dream life. It’s free and will give you insight and motivation to make them a reality

As humans we are constantly processing images in our minds. A massive compilation of pictures in a seemingly endless storage within the mind. A neurological firestorm of visual people, places, and things that can be recalled at any point in our lives within a split second. The mind is truly a powerful tool.

Now with all that said you can use the powerful tool of the mind to your advantage. How? By taking a few moments to visualize the future that you want to have for your life. Take some time to think about it. What do you want you life to look like in a year? 5 years? 10 years? Really think about it.

Think about the details. What kind of car do you want? What type of house? What type of career will you be in? What type of things will you have? How will your relationships be with family and friends? Be specific. The more details the better. There is a reason for this.

As you are doing this visualization exercise already feel as if these people, events and things were already in your life. How would you feel? Begin to feel those emotions of happiness, love, faith, prosperity and gratitude. Really FEEL them. Because the more positive emotion you put into the visualization the more power it has.

That future of yours seems bright doesn’t it? That’s good! That vision that you have is important to you because it is the ideal picture of what you want your life to look like. Make sure to repeat that vision when you wake up, before bed and a several times throughout your day. Why? It is because the more you hold that vision in your mind the more real it becomes to you. That is where you can use it to your advantage.

Here are the advantages of visualizing regularly:

Clarity

The more you visualize the more clear it becomes to you. If you aren’t able to visualize everything you want in precise detail that’s okay. It may take some practice but it will develop when you constantly exercise it. Getting crystal clear clarity is essential because the universe reacts with precision.

Once you get that clear picture in your mind of what you want. The universe will begin to move these people, circumstances and things to you through nature’s laws. Once you have the clarity of vision for your life the next advantage is just as crucial.

Reinforcement of Positive Emotions

You have to have positive emotions when you visualize. When you have true positive emotions, you are emitting positive energy to the universe. That energy builds in power the more visualization is practiced. It is a meditation for your dream life. You feel incredible during the process and it shifts your state of mind into one that desires these visions.

You must truly feel as if you already possess everything that you want. Express gratitude for receiving it, allowing that joy and love to fill your heart. It is the emotions that you desire most. When you reinforce those positive emotions a shift begins to occur. Which leads you to the final advantage.

Insights to Action

When you begin to believe that you already have what you envision for your life, the universe begins to deliver on your thoughts. Especially when backed by strong, positive emotion. These “insights” often come in the form of ideas, opportunities or experiences. Be on the lookout for them. It is a sign for you to take action.

Don’t hesitate when this comes along. You’ll know if it is right. The crucial part is to take action. Begin immediately and never give up. The universe is abundant with its resources for those who know exactly what they want. You will be lead on a journey where more ideas, opportunities and experiences will come your way. The end result being you in your end destination. The vision that you would in your mind right now.

Take some time every day to visualize. For those things are what you desire most in life. Your dreams and aspirations of living your life to the fullest.

One Month Later

I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to write this post. But here it goes. I want to give this post a more personal touch. I started this blog one month ago with the thought of not having anyone actually look at my blog posts. I knew nothing about blogging and had no experience in working with WordPress on designing a site.

Here I am one month later already. Time really does just fly by. I have to say that it has been a great experience. I want to express my deepest gratitude for all of you who have interacted with my posts in one way or another. What this blog has achieved is beyond what I thought was possible in a month.

The reason that I started this blog was to shake off the cobwebs and get back to writing on a regular basis. With the ultimate goal of finally writing my book that I’ve been working on for the past 5 years here and there. I will be posting stuff about the book as it is written.

I’m still trying to develop and hone my skills as a writer but I’m loving every minute of getting back to it. Most importantly I’m still trying to find my voice as a writer. Experience is truly the best teacher. I have many plans for what I want to do with this blog. All of them will be unveiled at a proper time. The most important thing is that I want to give you my best with every post.

I’ve still got a long way to go but as with anything in life it’s a journey. One that must be taken one step at a time and one day at a time. Along my journey so far I’ve interacted with a lot of amazing bloggers and have found many blogs that I absolutely love.

I look forward to what the next coming months have in store for not only my blog but what people and stories I will discover along the way. The secret to living is giving and I promise you to give my best and continue to improve as a writer, giving you the reader something of value. Thank you again for your support and feedback.

True Strength

inspirational quote

Strength is measured not when things are going your way but when things are falling apart around. Life has some tough times. It’s an inevitable part of the journey. During these down times the one thing that you cannot do is give up.

You are stronger than you think. You may not be where you want to be currently or are going through some things that are undesirable to you. You have the strength to make it through. You just have to take one more step forward.

Unwinding at The End of The Day

Relaxation

In today’s digital world we are always trying to accomplish as much as humanly possible throughout the course of the day. This often means that we usually active in some task until the moment we lay down to sleep. We go from super speed to a dead stop.

From this we may not get the best night’s sleep or may become discouraged because we may not see the progress being made towards a goal we want to achieve. That is where the importance of unwinding at the end of the day may have a tremendous benefit to us.

Now in the busy world we all don’t have a lot of spare time to be able to unwind, most of us just from sheer exhaustion from the tasks of the day. All it takes is 5-15 minutes to unwind, even if it is when you are lying in bed just before you fall asleep. The key is just taking a few moments of peaceful relaxation.

That time can be used for a reflection for the events that occurred throughout the day, whether it be put into a journal or just silently thought about within the mind. My personal opinion is to write it down. The reason being is that you can look back on it and see the progress you’ve made over a span of time. It doesn’t need to be lengthy, just a few short points is sufficient. Think about a couple things that were a positive today.

Or maybe read a book, even just a chapter a night can be beneficial. Just make sure it isn’t overly mentally simulating. Or plan out the next day in advance to be ready to go when the morning comes. Just remember once it’s finished relax and have peace of mind.

Or even just take a few moments to express gratitude for everything beautiful that life has to offer. We always have time to express gratitude for what life has given us, big or small.

I would recommend limiting the use of electronics during this time. I know the world goes a million miles per minute but that blue light emitted from the screen will hurt the chances of getting a restful night’s sleep.

What ways (if any) do you unwind at the end of the day? How does it benefit your well being? I would love to hear your responses in the comments below!