You Are A Writer, Because You Write. You Are A Dancer, Because You Dance.

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I have noticed this tendency in me to brush off people when they tell me, “Oh, that’s wonderful. You are a writer.” This usually happens when I tell them that I write every single day, that I am a writer at heart, and that I have a few novels published on Amazon. I laugh it off. “Oh, no, I’m not a ‘real’ writer. I don’t have ‘real’ novels published, by ‘real’ publishing houses, and I am not recognized by the literary world as a ‘real’ writer.”

Of course, I have realized that this is all nonsense. I never say this exact thing to someone else who tells me they have a novel published or they are writing a blog. If they are writing, they are a writer to me. I realize that people unnecessarily put random criteria on these things.

I’m only a writer if I have a book published by a major publishing house. Or I am only a dancer if I appear on a dance show or in a dance troupe. I am only a musician if I have an album, and fans. I am only something if I am recognized by hundreds of others for it. And perhaps, also paid hundreds of dollars for it. Preferably millions. (more…)

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[Ep 90] Trust Your Intuition Without Disbelief And Question

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In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about our intuition and why we should always trust it, no matter what. Your intuition is strong and powerful, and it can see more than what us mere humans can see. We are literally blind compared to our intuition's sight and vision. If your intuition is telling you to go down a certain path, then it’s most likely for a reason that you can’t see yet. But you will eventually be able to see the reason if you keep on trusting your intuition. Gut feelings. They cannot be explained. They can only be lived. The only thing we can do with them is to trust them and experience them. Podcast Content What is your intuition?Why should you follow your heart?Don’t doubt it, just trustOur intuition is bigger than usBelieve and trust in your intuition There have been times in my life when my intuition has told me to take a certain path and I…

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Whenever You Doubt Yourself, Take A Step Back And Hold Your Heart

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I have a lot of doubt in me, and that's normal. That's what I have realized after speaking to dozens of creative people. Everyone has doubt. It's similar to how everyone has a soul. If you are human and have a heart, you are going to have an abundance of doubt sitting around either buried deep in your closet, or out in the open, hanging around everything you do. And everyone you meet. This post isn't about beating doubt. That isn't something we can actually do. It might not even be something that we need to do. It can stay there in the background like a hum. Like some white noise that hasn't really quite realized what it's true purpose is. So it stays there. But I have started this new ritual - newish to me, where every time I feel doubt, I have started placing my hand on my heart. My beautiful, beating, tender, emotional heart. My Heart Knows Even If…

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[Ep 89] Stay Open To Every Experience As Much As Possible

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In this episode, I will be chatting about why we should say “yes” to everything - as much as possible. We have a tendency as humans to label something as good or bad, even before we have had any experience with it. We are preempting our hatred of it, because we "think" we will hate it. Why do we label certain experiences negative and some as positive? It is to do with our past experiences, and our ancestral trauma. We label things as good or bad, because we think they are going to cause us pain or bring us pleasure. But how about we try a different method? How about we experience the item before labelling it either good or bad? Podcast Content Stop closing off your mind The universe is our playmate Stop labeling experiences Experiences help us grow and learn Your emotions matter The universe is incredibly clever and wants us to achieve great things in life. New experiences that…

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[Ep 88] Having A Hard Time Getting Ideas?

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In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about muses and how I get all the ideas for all of the awesome, cool, different things I do every single day. And the real heroine of the show is my muse! Ta-da! For those who are unsure, a muse is a force that is the source of inspiration and it’s where all our ideas come from. Not only mine, or yours, but every single creative person on the planet gets their ideas from their own muse. Muses are always floating around in the air with ideas attached to them. Searching for a human like us, creative, and determined to get their idea out into the world. I have so many ideas coming to me all throughout the day and it is confusing me as to why some people don’t. Why do some people come up with ideas easily and others do not? The answer is as simple as do you trust your muse…

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[Ep 87] Do Your Business Your Way

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In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about how people tend to look up to and copy other people life strategies in hopes that they will emulate that persons' success. I advocate the policy of modifying other people's strategies to fit your own lifestyle, characteristics, and personality traits. That's the way to be truly successful. We need to do our own thing in life. Many people seem to think that if they follow the format that someone else is using to run their business then they will also become successful. The problem is that just because one strategy worked for one person, that doesn't mean that this strategy would work for you as well. It's a hit-or-miss kind of strategy. We need to stand out from the crowd, do our own thing and not be a sheep following the herd. Podcast Content Following other people’s life formats My experience trying to use someone’s format for my business Follow your heart Your…

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[Ep 86] Write For Yourself And Only For Yourself

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In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about my writing experience and how I feel that we should write for ourselves, not for anyone else outside of ourselves. Nowadays, people tend to focus more on what people think about them, and gaining appreciation and respect from people, than anything else. Focusing on this makes us lose sight of what is important to us. When we write, we really need to focus on the joy and ecstasy that the art of writing brings to our lives, rather than anything else. This is highly important for success in the field. Podcast Content Why do you write? Are you writing because you want to be appreciated by externals? What makes you come alive? Do what you want but make sure you do it for you! Take a minute and think about what makes you come alive. Is it writing, watching a sport, playing an instrument or taking awesome photographs? Whatever it is, why did…

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[Ep 85] Change The World; Don’t Just Add To The Noise

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In this episode, I’ll be chatting to you about a quote I heard from the movie, The Glass Castle. Here's how it goes - “Change the world; Don’t just add to the noise”. I love this quote because there is way too much noise in this world. As a new business owner, I tend to hear a lot of noise. Whether it be from nay-sayers, people trying to sell me things or just other people’s opinions on how to run my business. Everyone has an opinion but it’s up to you whether you listen to it or not. You must be critical of the noise around you or it can become very overwhelming. Podcast Content Quote from “The Glass Castle” Be critical of the noise you hear Don’t put people on pedestals Shiny object syndrome Don’t be a source of noise If someone is trying to tell you how to run your business, or how to do your meditation or work on…

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[Ep 84] How I Use Morning Pages To KickStart Creativity

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In this episode, I’ll be talking to you about morning pages and how they will help you develop and grow as a person in life. Morning pages were invented by a lady called Julia Cameron and she first described them in an epic book called 'The Artist's Way', which I highly recommend. She created them to be used as a tool people could use to help untangle their minds before they start their day. When you first wake up, you have so much going on inside your brain that it’s good to sit down, relax and clear your mind. Cameron says that when you wake up, the first thing you should do is to try and write three pages of long-hand journaling in a notebook. Write anything that comes into your head. This will help clear your mind and show you the truths of your life. Podcast Content What are morning pages? How morning pages can help you? How do I use…

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