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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Environment and Circumstances . . .

The other day, one of my friends asked me if I really believed some of the things I write about.  In particular that one's environment and circumstances are a reflection of one's thoughts.  He went on and on pointing out all the obvious reasons why I should discount this belief that I espouse.  

He pointed out that I was born on the lower-economic echelon of Great American economic ladder; that I was African-American and a female in a male dominated world; my education was not the best; I know very few people of influence; I was the statistical fatherless child growing up --  the list went on and on.

Yes, I agreed, all those things are true.  And most people would be angry at all the unfair treatment that a little black girl from the poor side of town, who didn't know her father, received on a regular basis all through her life.  But, I had a whole extended family  of 30+ people who loved and supported me.  My primary education wasn't the best, but I pushed myself through college and hold a degree in a field that I love.  Through hard work and money management skills, I'm no longer in the lower levels of the economic ladder.  And I'm part of a wonderful nuclear family that has a dedicated mommy and daddy and three bright kids. I do the work that I love.  And all through my trials and tribulations I have had wonderful friends, family and fans of my work that keep me motivated and smiling on a daily basis.

Yes, the world can be rough and brutal and I've seen some really messed up stuff and people have done some terrible things to me and near me, but I can still hold on to the principal that your mindset determines the condition of your environment and your circumstances.

Shaking his head, he still could not understand how this could be.  How I could think this way . . . so, I told him a story. That made this very clear to him, I think.


 There is an old fairy story about the Sun and Earthly Creatures.

One day, the Sun was listening to some earthly creatures 
talking about a very dark place they had found. A place of 
deep, dark abyss. A Stygian darkness, of gloom and 
forbidding. Each creature told how terrifically horrible and
dark the place had seemed. They went on and on about this 
place they had found, describing it in great detail.

Curious, the Sun went and looked for this place. He went to 
the exact spot they had described. He searched 
EVERYWHERE, but he could not find even a tiny shadowy 
spot.

He came back to tell the earth creatures he couldn't find it, 
and in fact, he did not believe there was any dark place.

For you see, we only see our reflection - the energy we give 
off. Darkness is the absence of light. Evil is merely the 
absence of good.

BE THE SUN my friend.


P.S. I failed to point out to my friend one thing on his list that was very, very wrong. I DO know people of influence and power.  YOU!  Stay powerful and influential my friends!



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

How Do You Make Your Dreams Come True?


How do you do it?  Well, I've been telling you how to do it.  But sometimes, you have to hear it from people that you know, love, trust and admire.  So here it goes.  From three men that have made it big in show business.  Listen to them.  They are telling you the truth.




Jim Carrey
"You Might As Well Take A Chance"



Steve Harvey 
"You Have to Jump"



Tyrese 
"If you want it, go get it!" (some profanity)





Now, go out there and be the powerful and influential people that I know you can be!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

When you do the thing you love to do . . .




When you do the thing you love to do, just because you love doing it . . . .



Amazing things happen.

Don't stop yourself from doing you calling.  Do it just for the joy of it.  Do it just because it brings joy to the people around you.  Do it.  And then, see what happens.
You may be utterly surprised!






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Life and Dreams

Living life is all about finding and living your dreams.  This is the purpose of your life.  If you didn't know this, if you'd forgotten this or if no one else has told you this . . . well, now you know.


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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Your wisdom





Don't avoid the pain, within the pain is your wisdom. I follow a woman on Facebook who lived a really amazingly painful life.  So many awful things happened to her, some of the worst things that you can imagine.  Homelessness, poverty, child abuse, sexual molestation, death, murder, pain, pain and more pain.  Everything that could go wrong went wrong in her life.  Today, she's an up and coming speaker, author and life coach helping people make the most out of life.  And who better than she to help people become the most and the best that they can be?  Right?  She took her painful experiences and created a great life from it.  

Don't regret what you have been through.  Without those experiences, you wouldn't be YOU. 




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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cross the Line


It's time to be bold and to go for what you've wanted all your life.  Yeah, some people may be unhappy with your decision to "go for it" . . . if it's not detrimental, if it doesn't cause them undue stress, upturn their lives, hurt their hearts or cause them to starve . . . then it's pretty likely you can deal with the consequences of following your dream.  

There is always a way.  There is always a way that you have a piece of your dream if not the whole darned pie.  Take that way. That little piece of your dream may lead you to more.

Stay powerful and influential my friend.


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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Don't Forget the Little People


Happy Mother's Day.  Success is wonderful.  Your dreams are beautiful.  But know what is of value.  People come first.  Making sure that you keep the correct perspective is very, very important.  Good moms are not great housekeepers, they are people that make sure their children are healthy and happy.  If you want to create a business that will make you more available to your family, make sure you have TIME with your family.  If you gain success in your business, make sure that you also have a successful family and social life.  Because after all, what good is success if you don't have anyone to share your success with?

See my blog post for Mother's Day 2013: Know When Someone Loves You!

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Try something new





I hate trying new things.  It only cascades into doing even more new things to support the first new thing that I just did.  

Before you know it, I'll be doing all kinds of things that are out of my comfort level.  Soon, I'll be surrounded by waters that feel, look and taste very, very foreign.  And then I will get that panicky fearful feeling of "what the heck have I done, how did I get back onto shore?  I'm gonna drown!"

But here is the question we neglect to ask ourselves: "Were you happy with your life the way it was?"  Let's examine this concept further:  Were you happy with your life when things felt familiar and safe?  When you could predict, like clockwork, just what is going to happen next?  Were you happy with the direction of your life?  

No?

Then you've gotten into this mess because you want a new vision for your life.  And that new vision for your life, your situation, your success is clearly no where near the safe, predictable things you have mastered.  If it were, you'd have that success, situation or life by now.

How bad do you want to live the life of your dreams?  How bad do you want to just have some different opportunities in life?  Then do that new thing.  You've explored the old, safe stuff thoroughly.  The things you want are no where near the vicinity of the old stuff, right?

Continue on my friend.  Do a "new" things today, right now. Even if it makes you feel like you're drowning.  If you keep moving, you'll soon master treading in unfamiliar waters.

In the comments below, tell me the NEW thing you are doing today.  I'm really interested!


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