Wishing everyone peace, balance and prosperity as we enter into the new cycle of spring. Continue to read, gain knowledge, create and grow in sync with your highest self and purpose. Remember to exercise your free will and keep your focus on situations and people aligned with your truth to manifest the life you desire and deserve. Continue to meditate, do the inner work and stay grounded as you navigate your way through new projects, job opportunities, friendships and love. Find the balance between learning and pleasure.
This week’s post is a little late. I have been rounding up my administration for the new season becoming. Today, I announce that my book series Mated Fortune which consists of Book 1 & 2, is now discounted until mid-March 2021. By discount, the original ebook price is 4.99, and the discount price is now 0.99. I don’t know about some of your expectations regarding discounts (of any kind), but to me, it doesn’t really get any better when it comes to a good cosy read. Thank you so much for your support and engagement to my consistent readers and subscribers; you continue to grow a positive community. For new readers, welcome and thank you for dropping by! I hope you find messages that resonate with you, or at the least, I hope that my content makes your day a little better.
Mated Fortune Series is available on ebook and paperback however, the discount is for ebook copies only.
For my die hard poetry lovers, to celebrate the upcoming two years since I published Virgos’s Carousel, this ebook is discounted from Today until the 6th March at 0.99 on most platforms.
The title grabbed your attention, and I bet you’re expecting today’s post to be catty. If you’re new to this blog, you should know that this is not how we vibe here. Sure, I strive to keep my posts relatable and engaging; however, my core value and aim are to open explorative conversations and help readers find solutions as they journey towards their higher purpose. This week I thought about the action of minding one’s business. This is not to necessarily say that we should shut ourselves out by sitting in the house with a pout thinking that we are better than everyone else, no. My reflection on this is that sometimes, we lose awareness of ourselves and fall off track when trying to achieve our goals. Sometimes, we also don’t realise that other people have infiltrated our mental and emotional space leaving us energetically empty. This is usually achieved as we scroll through social media which prompts us to care way too much about what everyone else is doing. In return, it makes us feel bad because we’re not doing the same thing and having the same ‘fun’ as celebrities and influencers. It may also be a case of having family, friends or even colleagues constantly dumping their unwanted funk onto you. Most of us know one person we feel stuck with (because sometimes the universal lessons take a lot longer than expected) and have to consistently protect our energy because nothing in their life makes them happy. Whatever the case may be, there are people and situations lurking like landmines that catch us off guard now and then. If you find yourself caught in too deep with someone else’s situation and detached from your own growth, below points may help you to reconnect with the self.
Meditate like your life depends on it
There are several ways to meditate, and you don’t have to jump into a full hour of meditation if you’ve never done this before. Find a quiet place and allow your mind to wander to eventually be still. You can also meditate on the breath as a guide to balance your mind when it’s full of chatter. Do this a few times a day and be patient with yourself as you go through the process. Eventually, meditation will be integrated into your self-care and mental health routine, enabling you to be aware, fluid and adaptable in situations and around people.
Mine your business
In the age of technology, social media and faster wifi connections, it’s becoming increasingly easier to create a side hustle doing something you love and boosting your income. Suppose you find yourself always complaining about how much you hate your job or your current financial situation and seeing other people living their best lives tick you off. In that case, it’s time to consider removing the lack mindset and tap into your entrepreneurial spirit. You don’t need much to start a business, for most of them you only need a phone and good wifi. Figure out what you love doing for free and find a way to get paid for it. Do note that it’s essential to do your research and start small to build your clients and your brand. Ensure that you have all the facts before you make any financial investments. I can’t promise that you’ll be wealthy and successful quickly because having a business takes time and sacrifices. However, the process will keep you occupied, excited and disciplined; therefore, you’ll barely have time to be concerned with what everyone else is doing.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but books are packed with information that will fascinate you. Business and finance, fiction, health and wellness and the list go on. Below are books I currently recommend.
Some of you may find it difficult to detach and focus on your growth in the current age. It’s important to understand that sometimes we may go through undesirable situations. However, there’s always a lesson in disguise. Just remember to reflect, acknowledge the lesson and keep moving forward.
Reading is a great resource to find information for educational purposes and self-development. I have to be honest and confess that I couldn’t always read and write confidently in the English language. But I will always remember a wise person’s words that were told to me as a young person, ‘reading is the key that opens doors into new dimensions’. Growing up, I always thought that only ‘serious’ books were educational. Thus, the authors who wrote them were the only voices worth expanding my library for. I even thought ‘real writers’ and ‘real books’ didn’t belong on a kindle. Of course, that was me at such a young age, before I even dreamed of writing stories or building a literature business. For me, reading is and will always continue to be a way into gaining self-knowledge, to detach and re-charge my energy, and enter a world full of opportunities regardless of the genre.
Books are portals to indulge in fantasy, connect with characters and explore the author’s expression. They are also a way to understand history, culture and the expansion of life. It doesn’t really matter if you’re excellent at reading and writing, what matters is our overall understanding of the messages that have been written on pages and how we use it to improve our lives. You can also use books as a way to communicate and connect with people, to teach the generations to come. Regardless of personal preference in genre, kindle or kobo, Amazon or bookshop, we are moving into deeper integration with technology where authors’ works will become even more accessible. Now is the right time to venture into new genres and explore someone’s story.
It’s been a while since my life took a turn for the worst and I couldn’t have done it without my best friend, Frank. I have killed, and so far, I have won the game of chess by beating the hands that snatched me into a downward spiral. Although winning isn’t as satisfying when it comes with a price. Losing my chosen love. Regardless, I’m now wiser, and my confidence is spilling through the lid of my valour. I have money, I have men who fall over themselves, paying for my services, but my anger isn’t satiated. My fire is still roaring, and I’m excited to journal my adventures with you. Open this book and follow my journey into the chaotic and the unknown but, hold on tight because murder is a trip of a lifetime.
In this riveting book, Wall Street Journal reporter Robert Frank explores the lives and lifestyles of a new breed of millionaires and billionaires – many of them self-made and from blue-collar backgrounds – and how this new gilded age is affecting wider society. Profiles of ‘instapreneurs’, dot-com billionaires, and eccentrics from the lower and upper reaches of Richistan take us into the rarified world of people like Ed Bazinet, who became a multi-millionaire by selling miniature ceramic villages, and Tim Blixseth, who earned billions by trading remote stretches of timberland. The influence wielded by the newly wealthy goes far beyond their earning power, and Frank also explores the lifestyles developing around them (butler schools and a new type of service employee, self-help groups for people worth $10 million or more) as well as where their money is going (the commodification of the art world, the rise of ‘market-driven’ philanthropy). As wealth creation becomes more and more globalised, Richistan looks behind the glitz to find the real story of new money and its impact on the world.
Regardless of whether you’re rich , dreaming of being rich or simply just want to peek through the lives of the wealthy, Richistan has illustrated great insight into the inner workings of new money.
Note, this is not a sponsored review of this product.
It’s everywhere. Blogs about how to make money blogging. Programmes advertised for building wealth through trading, videos on how to save money to get rich and so on… Everyone is convinced that there’s a secret formula to success and wealth and a lot of people are good at convincing you to pay a ridiculous amount of money to learn it. Most people won’t tell you that the key to success is consistency and love for what you’re doing to create avenues for wealth. Sure, I don’t know everything about writing, but I know that I love it so much that doing it doesn’t feel like a job. It’s an art I created for free even before I decided to write and sell books. This is likely the same for anything that successful people do in life.
Mentors can preach about techniques to get you there but if you don’t have the love for something and are not willing to be consistent in learning and putting in the work, sacrifice time and energy and give it your all even after many disappointments then you are going to fail. Famous entertainers had to go on many auditions before they got their ‘big break’ and even had to endure long hours on set. Athletes train for hours on end before they win a race of a lifetime, traders put in hours of learning and studying trends and finding funds to invest before they hit large profits. YouTubers create content consistently for many months (sometimes years) to ensure the algorithms work in their favour. Everything takes time, consistency and love. Yes, it’s difficult, and yes, there are many sleepless nights, but as long as you’re focused on your bigger picture and working on what you love, your success will come to you. There is enough abundance for everyone. Trust in yourself, trust in divine timing.
Your relationship breaks down, and now your void is open, wounds from previous trauma bind into one so you decide to announce your broken heart and disappointments to the world. On forward, you’re determined to find every quote from philosophers and spiritual teachers that resonates with your pain. Perhaps even quotes that persuade your ex or ex-friend that you’re now growing above the drama because you’ve meditated read your natal astrology charts or shuffled a tarot deck amid your emotional crisis. Although, you haven’t actually taken the time to sit down and process your thoughts, what your feeling and your connection to spirit. In fact, you’re not even sure if you believe in spirituality. This is a typical affair in the age of social media.
We tend to lash out in public in a state of panic because we can’t see clearly during turbulence. We fear patting our way through the blurry path rather than sitting still and letting the waves settle. It’s okay to feel like you can’t breathe, like you want to lash out and punch a cushion or to simply sink in a bed of tears until your eyes get puffy. At least, this allows you to go within and to face yourself wholeheartedly. If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember to breathe focus on you and only you. Find a way to create space to understand yourself and let your emotions run through by creating positive images in your mind or throwing yourself in art. Even if you’re not an artist and even if you’re not in a crisis. Don’t get lost in the sea of chaos amongst social media and spiritual pressure. Stay connected to you.
With each breath, we live through an additional second of complex emotions. Anger engulfed in fire, gasoline of lust sprinkled on the naked flame. We find love in a bottle of Beaujolais and pour passion onto fabrics of hate. Nonetheless, we ride through the lies. Raw and honest, Virgo’s Carousel embodies all that we fear and see. The ride is unforgiving and pure. Plunge into this invigorating book of poetry and paddle in the infinite meaning of a Virgo’s cosmic visions.