The message today is simple, TRUST IN LIFE. This is my only resolution this year. We worry so much about what happened, could have happened, is happening and should be happening. This small bird is the perfect example of how Life supports its own. The branches and flowers are Life’s way of taking care of that bird. You are part of Life and Life’s Ecosystem. If that tiny bird can find its way, be fed and sustained and protected in its journey, why wouldn’t you? Trust in the journey. Trust in the process. Trust in Life.
Not everyone is for you. Not everyone will believe in you or your dreams. Know when to share and when to keep it to yourself.
Pay attention. Life is always speaking to us about what’s next. We just have to listen.
For one reason or another, a lot of us struggle with the idea of Monday. It could be because of a toxic work environment, an unfulfilling career or even the stress and anxiety of managing your workload and expectations. In honor of National Thank God It’s Monday Day, here are some tried-and-true actionable steps to help you blast away those pesky Monday blues.
In the midst of doing and thinking, we often forget about just BEING.
THE AVERAGE PERSON HAS ABOUT 12,000 TO 60,000 THOUGHTS PER DAY. OF THOSE, 80% ARE NEGATIVE AND 95% ARE EXACTLY THE SAME REPETITIVE THOUGHTS AS THE DAY BEFORE.
That is insane. And if insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, it’s time to silence those thoughts and choose a different path.
We show up for work and its obligations; we show up for our bosses, partners, and friends; we pay our bills on time for the fear of being penalized but a lot of us put ourselves last. We postpone our dreams and our calling, thinking that we’ll get to it at some point in this lifetime. This ride called life is a one time experience. It’s time to be a little selfish — it’s time to choose yourself.
"What if it doesn't work?" My brother / personal photographer / videographer asked after our 8th attempt to film a video that was integral to the launch of my book, Thank God It's Monday. I paused in front of his apartment and looked at him, utterly frustrated, "Then we're done. I can't keep doing this." I stated. Approximately 1.5 seconds later, I turned back around and murmured, "If it doesn't work, we'll try it again the next day." I walked out...
There is nothing worse than settling for less than you’re worth. When you settle, it means you think so little of yourself that you have refused what is best in order to have what’s comfortable.
I am so excited to announce that my book, Thank God It’s Monday — 52 Weekly Inspirational Messages To Blast Away Your Monday Blues has officially launched!
Everything that Life has taught me about saying yes to our purpose, gifts and passions is in this book and I feel equally honored, privileged and proud to share it with you. This book wakes you up; it reminds you of who you are — of your power. We are so much more than the 9 to 5; than the titles we’ve boxed ourselves into and the limits we’ve put on our capabilities.
I’m here to remind you of what you’ve forgotten.
Each TGIM message is designed to help you find your purpose, to show up for your dreams +gifts, and to help you blast away your Monday blues. Even if you don’t like to read, it’s just one message for the week; a bite-size Sunday night or Monday morning read.
Wake up, be inspired, be motivated, your real life awaits!
Grab a copy for yourself and anyone else who could use the dose of inspiration here!