Saturday, April 27, 2013

Eating lunch alone woohoo!

Talk about a radical change...

Ever since I was little I've never been able to do things by myself. I guess it's because I've never really been alone. I've always had someone with me.

This has created problems for me when it comes down to doing things alone. For example, in high school when my friends wouldn't go to school, at lunch time, I would just skip lunch all together. I would not dare sit alone.

This carried on into adult hood, literally yesterday!

So yesterday, at work, I had to take lunch on my own without my 5 close friends.  Typically, in the past when I've had to do this, I would simply go through drive-thru, sit in my car and listen to the radio. But not yesterday, no sir ree bob.

Yesterday  I went to subway, I love subway...

and instead of taking my food to the car, like am I accustomed to, I sat outside and ate all by myself, woohoo!

I know, I know, you may be thinking what's the big deal. The big deal is that these things are all new to me, and even as small a change as they may seem, it's still a change, and therefore a different outcome is inevitable.

Not only did I sit by myself, which is huge in itself, but because I knew I had to blog about the experience, I wanted to take pictures.

So there I was, surrounded by people, and I started to take pictures of myself, and I didn't care what they thought about me. I didn't care if they thought I was weird. In fact, I kept thinking, they are probably intrigued by me, they must be wondering what are all the pics for (more than likely no one noticed lol). But that's what's great, no one cares! People are too self absorbed in their own insecurities to be worrying about yours. And when you realize this, you will have freedom!

Needless to say, on my way back to work, I felt amazing because I had accomplished something huge for me.

So here are a couple of pics from my adventure, eating lunch alone.

Imagine how amazing your life could be if you just did whatever it is that you've been wanting to do. How would this change impact your life and the lives of others.  In the words of John Lennon, Imagine.. Take a listen to this rendition by ACE..Imagine

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Radical Change!

I’ve heard it said a hundred times, “if you want to see different results in your life, then you must change the things that you do.” The kicker is that every time I hear this message, I sit by,  agreeing with these powerful words.

But I've been fooling myself by thinking that just because I “hear it” I’m making the change they speak of.

So it finally hit me, if I WANT TO SEE A CHANGE, I mean a REALLY BIG CHANGE IN MY LIFE,THEN I MUST MAKE A RADICAL CHANGE IN MY LIFE….And the same goes for you!

I suggest you start off by doing something completely out of your comfort zone. For example, I’ve said in the past how I had a fear of speaking in public or that I didn’t like being in front of a camera (I’m not that person anymore, hence the past tense). But these thoughts didn’t align with the things I wanted in life.  I’m a writer, I want people to read my books,I want to make movies, I want to win awards… how could I possibly do these things if I continued staying in my shell. My life was not going to change by watching others do the very thing I wanted to do. Ugh, so much time wasted.

That’s why I’m coming to you, so that you don’t waste another minute. I don’t care what it is… If you want a new job, then looking through the classifieds, but not applying won’t get you hired. If you want to get in shape but all you’re doing is “watching” the weight loss shows on TV (guilty) then your body won’t change.

So I encourage you to do 7 new things each day, something that’s going to get you closer to your goal. And out of the 7, make one of them a RADICAL change, something completely out of the norm. For you, the person who’s dying to be in shape, you may want to skip your favorite TV show and go for a walk instead of sitting on the couch. Just by doing this you’re making something shift in yourself. And before you know it, this will be the new you.  

I started out with something that “made me” totally uncomfortable (again I’m using past tense because I am not that person anymore). So, I did a PHOTO SHOOT!!! I know. Some of you may think What?? That’s not hard!!!But I promise you, it was for me.  And that’s the beauty of being a human being; we are all unique, with different fears, wants and desires.

So are you ready?? Or rather, am I ready to share with the world; to put myself out there regardless of others thoughts about me? The answer is yes!  Because I want my career, more than I want to be worried about others opinions of me. So here are a few pics from my 
photo shoot. :)


My next RADICAL change will be video taping myself reading my novel More Than Words Can Say. Till next time :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Say yes!

So I love that when I'm having a bad day, I am somehow, magically guided to listen to something that completely turns my mood around. 

Thank God! It feels yucky to be in a bad mood.

Anyway, so I was introduced to Les Brown today (via YouTube lol) and he said so many amazing things that I am basically going to kinda-sorta quote, but if you want, you can listen for yourself.
Les Brown- you Deserve The Best In Life! I enjoyed his message very much and I hope you listen to it too, or at least be inspired in some way by this post. 

Ok, so first he said that the majority of heart attacks happen on Monday mornings between the hours of 8am and 9am. 
What!!! These heart attacks are happening when people are getting ready for work. This blows my mind! Like seriously!! This is terrible.  He said that when you don't do what you were meant to do, and/or love, you are committing spiritual suicide...
Then he said something that I absolutely loved but made me sad. He said the riches place in the world is at a graveyard.

Why you ask? Let me tell you. Most people die with never living their dream. So it is there, in a graveyard, where you will find inventions that were never told to the world. 

And I will add... There you will find a song that was never written, and the words that were never spoken that could have CHANGED the world. 

Please, please, please don't let your dreams--your desires live only in a graveyard. 

Live your life to your fullest potential. Live, live, live!!! Remember that you can really do anything you want. Say yes to every opportunity that presents itself to you because you never know where it will lead you. So open that store! Get that degree! Go for that job you've always wanted! Say yes!

Love ya'll. Have a great life!