Thoughts on success: Make a dent doing what you love in this world

Many of you reading this post today have probably been told not to dream too big as a child. But as we move forward in time, people are waking up to realise their gifts and working to their highest potential. Some are realising that working a generic 9 to 5 job, making money living someone else’s dream is no longer fruitful. Whatever your circumstance is, today’s post reminds you that you are here for a purpose. It doesn’t matter if you think that someone else has already done it, or maybe you wonder if the market is saturated with the same talent. You are unique, and even if it was done before, others couldn’t do it like you. So do what comes naturally to you, roll up your sleeves and make a dent in this world.

Until next time.

~J

Thoughts on success: Your dreams are yours and yours alone

It’s reasonable to think that because you support people in their business and creative ventures, that they would support yours too. The truth is, people are not all the same, and most wouldn’t choose to spend their money on buying your products and services if it isn’t in alignment with their lives. It’s important to understand that as much as you would like your friends, acquaintances and family to root their beliefs in your goals, most often, this won’t become a reality. The truth is, nobody can hold your dreams and goals with as much care as you. Nobody will push themselves towards the accomplishments of your success but you. YOU will put actions into motion towards your success, and only you will know the depth of your desires and motivation.

Take care of the self and keep going.

Until next time.

Thoughts on success: Stay motivated, even in undesirable situations

First of all, the fact that you’re here well and breathing in the current climate is a blessing. Please recognise that your efforts and the choices you’ve made have placed you on this whirlwind journey to self-discovery and growth. Secondly, understand that you always have a choice and that situations don’t last forever. Today’s topic will pull focus on how to stay motivated when you feel trapped in undesirable situations. This can be at work, in business or in creative ventures. There have been conversations from different corners of the internet, encouraging people to find their higher purpose and to strive towards building a business around it. Whether you have decided to build a business or flowing in the direction of expanding your creativity, it’s no secret that we all sometimes hit obstacles along the way. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you have a choice to give up or to keep going until you make it.

It’s not easy to put aside the time while working around other commitments to set action towards your goals. After all, we are humans, and we get tired and frustrated. When you find yourself feeling down and out, think about an icon in the current culture who inspires you, and remind yourself that you have the same amount of hours in the day as this person. Realise that they too had to go through adversities and make sacrifices before they got to where they are now. Stay focused on your passion for your creative projects by surrounding yourself with people who have similar goals, whether it’s online or in person. Repeat your affirmations to divert negative thoughts and to better attract your opportunities.

Trust the process and until next time.

Thoughts on spirituality: Don’t wait for a crisis to identify with your spirituality

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.

Until next time.

A quick note and well wishes

Today, I would like to take the time and wish everyone reading this post nothing but peace and prosperity. This year has no doubt been a disruptive challenge, and the battle to keep ourselves whole and fluid has been relentless. At times, loneliness had settled, but as much as some of you have lost, you have also gained strength, self-knowledge and a better view of the world that had convinced you that there was only one way of living life. Although there’s comfort in staying motivated to manifest the life we desire and deserve, the battle is not over. Those who have already planted seeds this year, keep watering them until they bloom into beautiful trees. As we ascend our exit of 2020, let’s continue to do the self-work and engage in activities that contribute positively to our lives and raises our frequencies.

Until next time.

Thoughts on success: The art of getting what you want

I’m assuming that you’ve had enough of playing nice and walking the line of order, only to gain the opposite of what you want in life. Every day, we encounter endless battles justifying our self-righteous needs and fighting the guilt that comes with enjoying our indulgences while pleasing others. How exceptional would it be if we could put out fires and confidently gain everything we desired out of life without hurting people’s feelings? The truth is, feelings are just what they are. They’re not always yours, and they’re not really logical either. Harsh yet honest. One important lesson I’ve learned in the past three years is the understanding of the seven universal laws, and I think the Law of Polarity fits well here. Everything has a dual nature, you can’t have right without wrong, and this notion is understood in the matter of perception. What is good to you may be evil to someone else and vice versa. There’s a duality in all of us and the universe.

We just have to find a balance as we walk the quest to manifest our desires. So the art here is confidence. Confidence comes with knowing who you really are inside and out, having a heightened self-awareness that empowers your decision-making skills. This will not only enable you to make choices without feeling guilty but help you to understand how you connect and contribute to your surroundings. When you’re confident about what you want and how to manifest it into your reality, your high vibration will place you on a plane of higher understanding. Thus, you won’t have time to worry about what everyone is doing or saying about you because you’ll be doing what is best for you. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but with practice, it’ll become easier to execute. Below are useful reading resources to help you along the way.

The Kybalion

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean

The 48 Laws of Power

The art of seduction

All the best.

Thoughts on turning 28

A lot of people fear the big 30 and whilst most are eager to celebrate the important landmark birthdays, there are a few people who either hated or loved their twenty-eighth birthday. First of all, I must reflect on how much I have achieved in one year. Never did I think I would write and publish five books, have a sustainable writing business and still have a tunnel vision for my goals. Yet, here I am, proud of what I have accomplished in a short space of time. Below are some thoughts from myself and loved ones on turning twenty-eight.

Making empowered decisions

Waking up on the right side of my twenty-eighth birthday, what a trip! I didn’t feel as elated as most people showcased on social media. I didn’t feel any different from the day before, and I have to admit that my mental strength was shaky with absurd self-expectations. Expectations of having a giant party, spending loads of money on things that weren’t conducive to my spiritual growth, my mental health or on people that weren’t on my frequency. Of course, looking back now I thought It was a bit ridiculous that I felt pressured by the standards socials created on one’s mental health, but that’s the thing with social media, mundane crap creeps up on your feeds and absorb your energy like a vampire. A light feeling from within then struck me with profound warmth that has stayed with me until now. It was an urge to journal my intentions and affirmations for my personal year, which in turn would empower me to make empowered decisions, in everything I do.

The vow to travel

A lot of people in my circle have said that turning twenty-eight presented more opportunities to travel and experience the world. This is mostly because they are or were settled in their careers with comfortable salaries that enabled them to get up and go. They felt that this was the time where they could really let go of expectations and revert back to their childhood selves. Although we are all aware that this experience is not the same for everyone.

Careers and confidence

This seems to be the common themes with people I’ve spoken to, where they felt more confident turning twenty-eight because their careers were taking off and were on track. On the other hand, some felt that it was the appropriate time to jump ship and change careers. Meanwhile, confidence also increased because they were gaining more experience to do things on their own. This confidence also built into self-knowledge, gaining a better insight into what it is that we want and how we perceive ourselves and the world.

Blooming friendships and support systems

Where would we be without the friends who have stuck by us through thick and thin? Surviving a birthday and life’s journey is doable on our own. However, the experience is fun with friends whom, we have accepted and those who nurture us in return. For most of us who have these superheroes in our lives, whether it’s one or one hundred; a healthy support system is part of a key that enables us to build confidence and feel secure.

Management of expectations

One of the popular thoughts on turning twenty-eight is usually panic and anxiety over being married and starting a family. This is exceptionally true for some people who feel they have a solid ground in their career yet, feel the pressure like they’ve fallen off track in their social life. “The pressure to start a family, as I’m aware of my biological clock and the feeling is very real”. Sure, society and family plays a role in our mental projection of when is the right time to get married and start a family; however, times have changed, and science has evolved. The most important note here is to realise that you need to have an internal assessment and awareness to ensure that you’re making decisions for you and not others. Chances are, family and friends will not pay your bills and childcare if you fall in an unfortunate financial crisis, and they are unlikely to pay for your wedding, that is, unless you’re from a wealthy and generous family. Marriage and raising children is not only financially taxing, but it’s also emotionally and spiritually testing too. If you are not aligned within yourself, and you haven’t healed from past trauma or detrimental habits, you have to take into account and assess if your environment and partner/s are conducive to your goals. Keep pushing through and take your time.

All the best

Thoughts on spirituality: Being The Higher Self

This post is dedicated as a reminder for you to find your inner balance and peace by knowing who you are. There are certain people, whether it’s complete strangers, in friendships, work colleagues, or family members that are low frequencies who intentionally or subconsciously are culprits of dragging you down to low-level situations that don’t serve your highest purpose. Suppose you can listen and observe carefully instead of blindly reacting to situations. You will understand and see that most people are out there to gain your confidence and friendship to fight their battles because they are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. These people are set within their ways, they are comfortable living in their toxic cycle, and they cannot function without drama. As much as you try to lend support and provide care, you have to use discernment and know that some people are out there just to use your energy and goodwill to boost their confidence and drama within their space since they can’t live without it.

Always find time to do the work within yourself to find your confidence because when you know yourself and what you stand for, you are more likely to have the courage and strength to stand up for YOU, your belief. It will also signal to these people that you cannot easily be lead to arguments and low-level situations. It is true that the higher you raise your frequency, the better you can deal with people as you realise that certain situations are not worth your time and energy.
We are now coming towards the end of 2020, and if you haven’t planted seeds for yourself, you still have time to do so and watch them grown, whether it’s for your health and wellness, creative and business ideas, or lending your knowledge to those who need it. This is an excellent approach to taking care and protecting yourself as when you walk with a strong and confident posture when you know who you are and what you stand for; nobody can approach you with their nonsense to sway you. Even if they did try, they wouldn’t be successful.

This post is to help and nudge you into remembering who you are. Please continue to do the work, and if you haven’t done any work within yourself, this is a great time to start. Find some time by yourself to figure out what you like, what you want to achieve, and what type of people you wish to surround yourself with. There is no time to slack as we need to move forward. We can’t engage in mundane garbage anymore as the world is moving forward, there may be two types of people. The alchemists understand and know that they can create opportunities for themselves and walk in their highest purpose, and the sheep who fall for anything and everything while waiting for people to fix their lives.

All the best.