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Fireside Chats #7: The Mind

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I’m happy to have you for this fireside chat. As the week comes to a close I have something I wish to share with you. This weeks topic is about the mind and how it shapes your reality.

So take a seat and let’s begin my dear friend.

As humans we attempt to control things that we cannot. Trying relentlessly to manipulate circumstances to which we are helpless to. There is one thing that we have control over. It is something that is truly powerful. So powerful that it can shape our realities and make the universe bend to our will. What is this power I am speaking of?

It is your mind. Your greatest ally in your life or your greatest foe. That is for you to decide. Your mind holds the key to your life. It can make a hell of heaven or a heaven of hell. It is your perception of the world that makes it so.

There are two energies that constitute the realities of the universe. Positive and negative. Those are the frequencies that the mind operates on. Only one energy at a time may dominate, determined by the thoughts that you think. Everything in your life starts with a thought.

Anything you desire in life begins with a single thought. A thought that is either nurtured and allowed to flourish or ignored until it withers away into regret.

The importance that you mind has on your world cannot be overstated. It is where you are one with the universe. The immutable laws of nature that knows only of frequency. That frequency being the nature of the thoughts that you emit into the universe.

It is your choice and your choice alone what frequency you emit. Be it positive or negative. While negativity is a lower and easier frequency to be on for the short term. It’s long term effects will only bring you down to the depths of misery. That does not serve your life.

While it may be more difficult for you to be positive within your mind. It is the only way to manifest anything that you truly desire. It is a battle in the mind to be positive. A fight that you must win in order to control your own destiny.

But let me tell you, if you do win that battle within your mind, your life will never be the same. Once a positive mindset dominates, anything becomes possible for your life. The secrets of the universe become revealed to you.

I hope that you enjoyed our chat. May today be the best day of your life and the coming day that will be better than today. Until we meet again next week I hope that your coming week is filled with joy and prosperity. Thank you for stopping by.

Thinking About Success

Does the thought of success dominate your thinking throughout the day? If you want to be successful it should. In order to be successful, you must first think of yourself as being a success. This is about developing a success oriented mindset.

Your mind is the first step in all things in life. Before anything can be achieved, you must first believe that it can be achieved. It is developing sufficient faith, confidence, courage and desire within your mind to guarantee the outcome of your endeavor. Whatever undertaking that you have in your life, success or failure will be determined within your mind.

It is the manifestation through the law of attraction that the universe may comprehend. Your thoughts hold power in the world that surrounds you. They shape your world by the perception you give events. It has been said that you can make a hell of heaven or a heaven of hell. You have been blessed with the ability to make that choice for your life.

So it is your choice whether to think about success or failure. Failure has a lower frequency of thought energy, that is why it is easier for it to overtake the mind. Success requires more energy to dominate the thoughts within the mind. So the endeavor must be worthwhile for your life.

Think about success and only success. Never allow failure to creep into your mind. No matter how dark the situation may seem. There is always a light in darkness. Always a positive in a negative. That is what being successful is all about. Making it through the down times because you are certain that you will succeed.

So develop a mindset that thinks only of success. Success must be the dominating thoughts before you may see tangible results. If you can keep your mind positive about your endeavor then you can determine the result before you begin.

Thinking Outside the Box

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You’ve heard this saying a million times before, “think outside the box.” But what does it mean? The general consensus is that “thinking outside the box” means to create a new solution or invention that is outside of the conventional plane of thinking. It is the creative process in the imagination of the mind.

In reality the “box” is nothing but an illusion. There is no box. Both inside and outside of the box have had moments where inspiration and invention met. Let’s take a moment to pretend that this so called “box” exists. This will give you a better understanding of the creative process at work.

Inside of the box is where all of the ideas, concepts, theories and inventions have been brought to fruition and implemented into the world. All this can be mixed and combined in a different way to create something not previously done before. It is taking known knowledge and rearranging it into a new way of thinking. Doing this still takes sufficient imagination on the part of the individual. It is in a sense, thinking outside the box. But within the confines of what is already known.

Now let’s go outside this metaphorical box. Here is where all new discoveries previously unknown to society are brought to light. This compiles all the breakthroughs in every facet of human life. This is where genius is born. When the universe gives the finite mind power to create something new.

You see there is no actual box. In both situations creativity is able to thrive for the person with sufficient imagination. Whether something is rearranged into a new combination or something completely new is discovered. The possibilities for the creative process are endless.

So let’s ditch the “think outside the box” concept. Instead let’s build a mental awareness, keeping our minds open to all things that surround us. Allowing our imaginations to run wild with the possibilities of creating something new. You never know how your imagination may change your very life.

Finding Your Purpose #7: Knowing Exactly What You Want

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So how have you been faring in your search for finding your purpose? Finding your purpose can be a tricky ordeal. The main key is finding your purpose is knowing exactly what you want out of life. Something that is easier said than done.

Your life’s purpose is something that is special and unique to you. It is something that will give your life a deep sense of meaning never before experienced. That is why it is so crucial that you know exactly what you want.

We as humans tend to have to see something tangible. We must see it with our eyes or hold it in our hands. Purpose is no different in that regard. Most want to have something tangible when it comes to purpose. But when you don’t know what your purpose in life is, it’s impossible to know what’s tangible.

If you are unsure of what your purpose is in life, then you must stop searching for the tangibles. The one thing that everyone’s purpose has in common is the intangibles. The emotions and principles that must be felt within the mind, heart and soul.

So if you’re trying to find your purpose in life, you must know the exact intangibles that give purpose it’s meaning. Once you know the intangibles then you’ll know when something tangible comes along. So for now let’s focus on the emotions and principles that you want to feel. This helps you build upon the essence of purpose.

The six main emotions and principles are:

1. Happiness

This is no surprise. Your purpose in life is something that should fill you with happiness. It is an emotion that should be deeply experienced. If you believe that you have found your purpose and you’re not happy, then you haven’t found it. It’s as simple as that.

Happiness is a decision that is made within the mind. Sometimes this decision is easy and sometimes it’s difficult. But it is a decision that must be made. Make the choice to be happy right now and find those things that make you happy. Happiness is always worth the fight.

2. Love

This builds upon happiness. Love is the purest of emotions. Your purpose is something that you absolutely love. Life is too short to have it any other way. Love must be felt within the heart, so express love for all things around you.

3. Peace

Finding your purpose can be a chaotic affair. But once found it brings a certain peace to the mind. Instead of focusing on the chaos that entails finding your purpose, bring peace to your mind knowing that one day you’ll find it. This is all about having sufficient faith in yourself.

Weather those storms, knowing that they won’t last forever. Have the peace within knowing that you are going to live an amazing life.

4. Curiosity

Life is about growth. Constantly growing throughout the course of your life. Your purpose should keep you curious about life. Always wanting to learn something new in any aspect of life. You can never have enough knowledge about life.

Whether that curiosity be spiritual, mental, or emotional, always aim to grow and question life. Be curious about life when searching for your purpose. You never know what you may find.

5. Fulfillment

Fulfillment is something that gives purpose it’s meaning. We al want that meaningful sense that fulfillment brings. This is harder to attain than the other five but it is still attainable. The key is to search for things that give your life a deep sense of fulfillment. Don’t settle in this search. Have the patience that you will find fulfillment in your life.

6. Contribution

We as humans want to have an impact on society. The size of that impact is unimportant. What is important is helping others. It is the secret to living. It’s about having a positive influence on the world around you. How many people you effect is up to you.

Even if it’s just one person, that is contribution. Search for ways to help make a contribution to those around you. It will only benefit your life while finding your purpose.

Know these emotions and principles well, for they will be your foundation in finding your purpose. Some may be implemented into your life immediately, making your life more fruitful. In your search for finding a tangible purpose remember, that the intangibles are what gives purpose true meaning.

Writing Everyday

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As writers we always seem to have the same question to answer. Should I be writing everyday? For some the answer is simple. For others it is a question that is constantly being pondered. Writing is a creative process. So is it beneficial to write everyday?

To me it comes down to a matter of opinion of what works best for each individual. For those who write for a living, writing everyday is a habit almost by necessity. Always having a work in progress whether it be a blog post, a novel, freelance work or anything in between. Writing becomes a way of life for those who do it full time.

For others it may be a part time job or even a hobby. Just writing for the love of writing. Writing everyday doesn’t become an absolute necessity. Writing could happen in short but less frequent bursts. Usually when inspiration hits. Other times the words may not come easily. A day to be skipped when it comes to writing.

My best advice to gauge if you should write everyday or not is to experiment. If you don’t write everyday then try doing it for a week. Set aside time each day. See how you feel about it at the end of the week. How much did you accomplish? Do you feel the quality of your writing is on par with your previous works? Did writing everyday seem to stifle your creative process? These questions should give you a few insights on whether you should write everyday or not.

For me personally, I try my best to write something everyday. Whether it be a blog post, writing my book or just brainstorming other ideas that I have. To me writing is a habit and a craft that must be continuously developed. It is a process of continual improvement day by day. Do I feel that my quality suffers sometimes because of this? Absolutely. But to me not everything can be a masterpiece. It’s impossible. For me it is about building consistency in my writing and the message that I deliver.

Do you write everyday? Do you have a set day or set time dedicated to writing?

The Love of Blogging

Let’s face it. Blogging isn’t easy. It might be easy when first starting out but that quickly fades away when you try to make your blog something great. Creating great content for your blog on a consistent basis is hard. Driving traffic to your blog and having people come back is difficult as well. There is only one solution.

You have to fall in love with blogging. Having passion for the content you create. Love is the only way you will be able to endure the hardships with blogging along the journey. As with anything in life, you must love what you do.

Blogging is an amazing way to create a positive community. Giving your readers genuine appreciation for their interactions with your blog. Treating them as if they were your close friends. Creating content that gives those readers value. Having them fall in love with your blog. Because you love your blog. It’s about never losing that love for your blog or for your community.

If you haven’t done so yet, fall in love with the process of blogging. All of it. It is a craft that must be mastered. A labor of love. Something that takes time to be built. But in the end it’s all worth it. Having built yourself an incredible blog.

Let your blog convey a message of love to your readers. That message doesn’t have to be in words, it can be felt in the overall essence of your post. So express love for your blog. You never know whose life you might change because of it.

Question of the Week #6

What are your dreams?

Every one of us has dreams. They come in all shapes and sizes. No two dreams are exactly alike. Dreams are what makes life beautiful. Dreams inspire us and raise our spiritual energy to a higher plane of being.

This is a question that should resonate deeply in your heart. Our dreams are what we truly desire to do with our lives. They are powerful. If brought to fruition, they make our lives a blissful utopia.

The key thing to remember with this question is that there are no wrong answers. Have fun with this question! That is what dreams are all about!

Here are some additional questions to help you dig deeper into your dreams:

  • What makes your dreams special to you?
  • How would you feel if you achieved your dreams? What emotions would you express?
  • What would your dream life look like?
  • Are you actively trying to achieve your dreams? If no, why?

Take some time to think about these questions. Really immerse yourself in your dreams and feel those powerful emotions. It’s an amazing feeling isn’t it?

You see, you can make those dreams your reality. Those emotions you just experienced can be yours on a daily basis. As the old saying goes “if there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Don’t allow your dreams to just be dreams. Chase them as if life was a never ending adventure. Our time on this earth is limited so it’s up to you to make your dreams come true. The end result being you living the best version of your life possible.

If you would kindly oblige, I would love to hear what your dreams are.

Affirmation: I Am Grateful


I am grateful for everything I have in my life. I am grateful for my family and friends. I am grateful to be healthy. I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for the world I live in. I am grateful for my dreams, because I know that they will come true. I am grateful for myself, because I am a beautiful person. I am grateful for my past because it has taught me so many valuable lessons. I am grateful for the present because today is the only day that matters. I am grateful for the future, with absolute faith that it will be bright.

Express gratitude in your life for all things. It gives nourishment to the soul, joy to the heart and peace to the mind. Express gratitude first thing in the morning and before going to bed at night. Add to this affirmation if you’d like. Personalize it and make it yours.

Even in the worst of times there is something to be grateful for. You just have to search for it. So be grateful today and for the rest of your life. You will thank yourself for doing so.

Fireside Chats #6: Patience

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I’m happy to have you for this fireside chat. As the week comes to a close I have something I wish to share with you. This week’s topic is all about patience and how it helps you achieve anything.

So take a seat and let’s begin my dear friend.

You’ve heard it countless times before, “Patience is a virtue.” It is the habit that keeps us from losing our wits when the going seems painfully slow. Progress is conceived to be at a standstill.

Unfortunately in the blazing speed of the digital world, patience is a dying breed. Things come in an instant and immediate gratification is to be expected from the masses. If anything is delayed, patience wears thin almost instantaneously. It is a sickness that plagues humanity.

As the farmer plants a seed into the earth, knowing that time will pass before a harvest can be reaped. It is the patience to nurture and believe that a seed will sprout. Never losing hope and never becoming impatient because no results are seen. So many lessons can be learned from a simple farmer.

Do you consider yourself to be a patient person? Do you deny yourself the immediate gratifications, with the belief that something more fruitful and gratifying is just beyond the horizon? Do you weather the storms with peaceful resolve, certain that the sun will shine again?

Patience is a virtue. For it is a requirement to attain anything worthwhile in life. It is the delay and the struggle that makes the taste of victory O so sweet. To not settle for anything less than the best for your life.

To develop patience, you must first practice it until it becomes a habit in your daily life. There is no other way. This is about a persistent belief that you will receive what you desire to have. Faith is an essential quality to develop patience.

Be patient with your life. Things do not happen overnight. Good times come in due time. Keep moving forward and don’t give up. Never settle just because of a loss of patience. Hold your ground and believe in yourself. With patience you can have anything you desire.

I hope you enjoyed our chat. May today be the best day of your life and the coming days that will top today. Until we meet again next week I hope that your coming week is filled with joy and prosperity. Thank you for stopping by.

What Defines Success?

The dictionary defines success as “The favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” or “The attainment of wealth, position, honors or the like.”

The most important definitions comes from this question. What does success mean to you? Think about it for a few moments. Each of us have our own definition of what success means to us. With varying degrees of accomplishments that determines success for our lives.

To me success is defined solely by one thing. It isn’t money or fame or anything that is monetary. It’s an emotion that’s felt within the heart. That emotion is happiness. If you aren’t happy than all the success in the world will mean nothing. To be successful you must be happy.

Happiness begins at the start on your road to success. For it is the journey, not the end result that will define the amount of happiness experienced. The end result alone will not bring lasting happiness, it must come from making a decision to be happy during the journey.

Maybe you feel that you haven’t experienced success in your life. Whether it be from a lack of accomplishment or a lack of satisfaction from your accomplishments. But don’t worry about it. You still have time to experience lasting success.

Take some time to think about what will make you happy. That is where you will find success for your life. Success doesn’t have to be grandiose in terms of materialistic gain. Some of the simplest things in life often bring us the most happiness.

If you have found success in the form of lasting happiness, then you’ve found the purest form of success. Rejoice in your victory. If you haven’t found it yet, keep searching. Take the time to reflect upon what matters most to you in life. Find your own version of success, not what the masses think is success.