Why You Should “Keep SMILING”!

Don’t have a reason to smile? When we feel like crap, we don’t need a reason either! πŸ˜‰
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Ever heard the phrase: “Fake it until you make it”? There’s a lot of truth to that! πŸ‘
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When I was in elementary school, I was a kid with a vivid imagination. The playground at recess was a world of my creation! 🀸
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It was during the times I spent alone that this phrase came into play. I would imagine myself playing different movie characters, different scenarios, and different outcomes. One character in particular I loved playing was the action hero John McClane from the Die Hard movies. πŸ’₯
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Yes, I was probably a bit young to have watched those films at the time! 😝
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Nevertheless, I loved playing movie characters like him: he was laid-back, confident, tough, strong, and pushed forward through the worst of situations! πŸ’ͺ
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For the short times I had at recess, I could become a different person, someone you wouldn’t recognize when I went back into the classroom. And I had fun every time I did it! It was mostly all in my head; the playground was merely the props! ❀️
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So, in essence, the phrase “Fake it until you make it” is saying the same thing! I was using this principle on the playground and I didn’t even know I was at the time! πŸ˜‚
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🌟 Become the character you wish to play in your life. 🌟
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“But that’s being fake, it’s not authentic Donald!” πŸ—£οΈ
“That wasn’t you on the playground; you were just playing a movie character!” πŸ—£οΈ
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I don’t see it that way. Think of it this way: the fact I had a desire and pleasure out of playing a person I “wasn’t” in my real life was showing me parts of myself I wasn’t even aware existed! It was uncovering parts of who I was which yearned for the spotlight. πŸ’‘
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It’s not to say we don’t have authentic qualities of ourselves. But it’s to challenge our own limiting beliefs about who we believe we are. If I didn’t enjoy playing the characters I acted out, I’d say it wasn’t part of my authentic self. But the fact is I did! 😲
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Perhaps what’s also “authentic” in you is just waiting to be awakened! πŸ™Œ
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🌟 Don’t use “being authentic” as an excuse to not discover what else you’re capable of becoming. 🌟
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I promise you may surprise yourself! 😊 #TranscendLabels

 

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How An Idea Becomes YOUR LIFE!

Think about a kid who is told throughout his childhood he is “bad at sports” by a demanding father. To everyone who knows the kid, he is amazingly talented! But in the eyes of his father, nothing is ever enough for him to say his son was “good”.Β πŸ˜”

The child, constantly reminded by his father’s opinion, comes to embrace the idea he is in fact “bad at sports”, despite it not being true. And with every positive comment he gets from others, he dismisses it in his mind: “They’reΒ just being nice. I’m actually bad at sports.”Β πŸ—£οΈ

His father’s belief had become his very own…πŸ˜“

When a person is given an idea about who they might be as a person, whether from a parent or a life experience, and that person embraces it as the truth, it becomes a part of their beliefs.Β πŸ‘

🌟 An idea becomes part of a belief. A belief becomes part of one’s sense of self. One’s sense of self becomes part of one’s overall identity. 🌟

It’s no wonder why if this kid as an adult wanted to change his belief about being “bad at sports”, it would take a ton of time and energy! He’s been rehearsing this belief in his mind for decades! It would require him to dig deep into the core of his lifelong identity!⏳

How many people in the world are actually willing to do that, to go back to Square 1 on their beliefs and be open to changing them? Not many!Β πŸ€”

As with all my posts, it’s about seeking a greater understanding of our lives and others. I appreciate you all for taking the time to dive and understand these ideas on a deeper level. 😊

πŸ‘Β We have the ability to transform our old beliefs into better ones!

πŸ‘Β It’s not to say it’s easy changing our beliefs, but will help us expand and grow in ways we can’t even imagine!

πŸ‘Β Les Brown said it best: “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

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How to Give When You “CAN’T”! (PERSONAL)

Written January 26, 2019

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🌟 Give, even when you think you can’t.
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What do you do when you get fearful?
For many of us, we tend to fall back into our old habits, old patterns, old forms of security, even if they no longer serve us in the present moment.
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For a temporary state of emotion, we regress.Β πŸ”™
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For a lot of 2018, I admit there wasn’t a single day I didn’t have a financial stress cross my mind. I don’t say it for pity; I say it to be honest.Β πŸ—£οΈ
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It’s hard for me to admit it, but I also hold my brand to be more authentic online than the ones who act like someone they’re not.Β πŸ‘
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I’m not really broke or poor (although I am in the lower digits). But it’s the lack of an uncertain future or what I fully want to create with my life where fear has gotten access to my emotional home to focus on the wrong things. 😨
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There are definitely even moments of fear this year as I’ve made a goal to travel every single month to serve somewhere and learn in some way. 🌎
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I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to help Crew another Tony Robbins event, to learn and to grow once again. While I know there is naivety to creating this goal, I also embrace the faith in continuing to give, even when I don’t think I can, that somehow some way it will pay off in a way I cannot foresee. I believe in Karma.Β πŸ’«
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How that will be I don’t know. But I simply believe, and so be it. Again, perhaps it’s simply naivety and it was for nothing. Perhaps something will indeed happen with my current focuses.Β πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
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Whatever happens…I know I let myself live. I let myself feel alive. I did what I wanted to do fully. I made my life worth living. Remembering that overtakes any temporary fear. Remembering that makes me cry. How could one live a life more fully than that? To use the Greek word: Eudaimonia! ❀️
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Regardless of how many times I’ve heard Tony’s content and quotes, I want to extend a quote that continues to resonate with me on my ongoing journey of personal growth: “Repetition is the mother of skill.”Β πŸ’¬
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The learning never stops, just as your potential for growth never stops. Thus, I continue on into the Uncertainty! I embrace every moment!Β πŸ’ͺ#BusinessMastery

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Why You Should CHOOSE Your Beliefs!

 

What does life mean to you? What is life about for you? πŸ€”

Whatever answers you have to these questions will tell me a lot about you. No, really! 😲

How? Because we ALL carry beliefs in our lives. And whatever beliefs we carry will reflect out into our daily lives.

πŸ“ The person who believes in the goodness of people will find it.
πŸ“ The person who believes everyone is only out for themselves will find it.
πŸ“ The person who believes the world is a threatening, dangerous place will find it.
πŸ“ The person who believes the world is a fun playground to explore will find it.

🌟 Whatever you seek, you will find. 🌟

πŸ—£οΈ”But I don’t just believe it! It’s a fact!” πŸ—£οΈ

It’s important we distinguish the difference between a fact and a belief.

πŸ“– A fact is verifiable through research and evidence. It can includes numbers, dates, etc. “He rang the doorbell at 2:45pm.”

πŸ“– A belief is a personal conviction based upon your values, an example being faith. It does not require proof or evidence: “I believe it, therefore it is true.”

It’s not to say beliefs are bad. It’s to say they are different from facts, and we should be careful not to mix the two. Beliefs are part of what help guide us through our lives. They can help serve our personal growth. But they also can impede on it too. 😲

🌟 “If you think you CAN or you think you CAN’T you’re right.” 🌟

Your beliefs not only affect you but also the people around you. They affect what peer groups you’re going to be around. They’ll affect the people who want to spent time with you. They’ll affect the very course your life takes!

🌟 It’s important we possess our beliefs, not let our beliefs possess us. 🌟

It’s why I purposefully have chosen to believe the best in people; I didn’t carry this belief from Day 1! But I carry it now because it has served me in my life. I’ve personally found it has made my life so much more rewarding! πŸ˜„

What beliefs will you choose for your life? Whatever you choose will set your future course! ❀️ #TranscendLabels

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