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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[Ep 83] Find Your Community To Create Your Safe Space

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In this episode, I’ll be speaking about the importance of community. Having a community of people doing similar things to you is crucial in winning the game. Life can be lonely, even despite a slew of people around us who love and support us. They might support us, but they won't truly understand the trials and tribulations we are going through. We all need people to support us, believe in us and hold our hand and guide us when the time comes, and there is no shame in needing people. Podcast Content The importance of finding your community Why having a community will help you in life? How to find your community? What community should you be a part of? Whether you are starting a new business, a new sport, moving to a new country or just simply going traveling, it can be lonely at times. It is useful to have people who are on a similar path as you. Before I…

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Hope Is The Most Beautiful Emotion Out There, In A Screwed Up World

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Recently, I went to India to visit my mother’s relatives and to enjoy a bit of sun, spices, and shopping. I ate a lot of food, I did a lot of shopping with my mother, and I spent a lot of time groaning about the heat.

But more than that, I felt so much gratitude in my heart and mind for the life that I had been gifted. I saw the way people in India live. They are happy, yes. But they also live really hard lives. Some of them are working in really harsh conditions, under the blazing sun, doing back-breaking construction work. Others are using all of their sinewy muscles to ride these cycle rickshaws, filled with hundreds of pounds of material.

Indian people have such an abundance of hope for the future. No matter where they were, what they were doing, or how they were living their life. It truly was a thing of beauty. I wanted to share the experience with you. (more…)

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