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A message to the creative entrepreneur

16 Feb

 

Every now and then, something inspires me, sometimes I don’t know where the inspiration comes from. Like today, it just came and within 3 minutes I wrote this. But I don’t think it was instant inspiration, I think now was the right time to share this, so like all natural things, everything flowed and fell right into place.

Step out with faith

Being an artist is fun, we are able to create, we are able to start from scratch and bring life to anything, we use colors, we use music, we use our bodies, we use whatever it is made possible to create magic.

However we are also very fragile beings. We are sensitive about our work, and we spend endless hours until the world notices our talents constantly explaining what we do, why we do it, and how we make a living from doing it.

We find it hard at times for the rest of the world, “The Regular People” to understand us, and give us the time we need so we can foster our talents. I say regular people, because sometimes the regular people think of us as “The Odd Ones”

We put our talents out there, and pray that it is best received. Some enjoy, some dislike, some despise, and some take what we put out there, duplicate it and call it their own.

We experience many challenges and we experience many joys.

But today, this one is for all the creative entrepreneurs I know, this also goes out to myself.

Step out with faith.

Know that the gifts given to us, is for us to share with the world, and it doesn’t matter how hard times get, and trust me they get hard, don’t give up.

Whenever you fall, get up, dust yourself off, wipe your face, dry your tears and continue.

Keep stepping out with faith as your armor. Something great will happen, just know it, feel it and believe it.

 

Give your time and skills to someone else

14 Feb

When feeling lost, not knowing what the next move should be, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to help others.

Help someone achieve their goals, be of service to others. Learn, and open up yourself to meet new people, try new things, go to new places. But continue to be of service to others. I’ve learned that great things happen when we do this. Volunteer, participate in a group activity.

Sometimes we like to isolate ourselves, and feel sorry for ourselves.

That’s not the best thing to do.

Don’t have an end result in your mind. Just be of someone elses service. You will start to notice a shift in your energy, and while you help someone else you’re helping yourself. It’s amazing.

Just ask someone could I help, what do you want me to do?

I’m not saying, go out there and let someone take advantage of your kindness and labour, I’m saying let it be about someone other than you.

Because at the end of the day we all need help, and wouldn’t it be nice to have someone offer their help to you when you need it.

Exactly, so if you understand this rule, this law, then go help someone.

Let me know if you have been in a situation similar to this…have you gave your time to helping others and because you did this, you helped yourself professionally and or personally..

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Ask and you shall receive

27 Jan

We all have bad days, I’ve had my share and I will continue to have my share of not so pleasant days.

One thing that I’ve learned to do, is to ask for the tools I need to get me through those days.

Before I roll out of bed, I ask for the strength, the courage, the knowledge and all the tools I need to make the best of my day.

And throughout the day, I’ve learned to continously give thanks for the greatness and awesome things that come my way.

Same goes for when my day takes a turn for the unpleasant. When this happens, I ask for the tools I need to make the change so that my day gets better.

This helps me get back on track and even if the day doesn’t turn around, my mind is now focus on the sulution and not making the issue more of an issue.

Try it. The ulimate focus is to ask for what you need and to give thanks for what you already have.

This is why we have to make sure that what we are asking for is what we truly want.

Enjoy your weekend.

Simple tips to improve your daily life

11 Jan
I found this on my friends facebook status and I had to share it. After you read this, please share it with your family and friends…I don’t know who the author is..but thank you to who ever wrote this.

POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Personality

1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment …
3. Don’t over do; keep your limits
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy. While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you go to school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with. Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you just live laugh and love.

Don’t let anyone hold you down. Life is too sweet for that.

10 Jan

We all have dreams and we all have goals.

Sometimes we don’t know where to start and what to do to go after the life we want.

And before you know it, we are wrapped up in someone else’s plan, someone else dream, and someone’s else’s goal.

It’s always good to help and support others. But you are your own person; you have your own dreams, your own goals and your own personality.

If you’re stuck in a relationship, personal or professional and it’s hindering you from taking flight, take some time to search deep within you and ask yourself, is this helping me to get closer to my goals or dream. Or am I being comfortable, and am using this platform because I’m afraid to step out and see my own shadow.

It’s a powerful question, but it’s one that will help you and one that can change your life.

I’ve been there myself, and I continue to ask myself if I’m moving forward or being comfortable and allowing someone else to carve my path for me.

Sometimes we are surrounded by people that try to take one up on us..they feel great by making us feel small and or inferior. Really this is done because they don’t feel good about themselves, so there way of feeling good and powerful is to come across better and bigger than us.

They never support you, but they are quick to ask for your support, saying, you know what I’m really better than you, and it will be crazy if I did anything for you.

It’s a New Year, and the best time to start going after your dreams and goals is now.

Support others, but don’t get lost constantly trying to please them, and lose sight of your dream and lose yourself in the process. It will be hard to step away, if it was easy, chances are you would have done it long time ago. But when you step away you will feel that weight lifted off your shoulder. You might feel scared and not sure what to do..but trust yourself and trust that you have what it takes to start a new venture and meet new people that will support you each step of the way.

Don’t let anyone hold you down. Life is too sweet for that.

Kay-Ann

 

Happy New Year..2012 here we come

1 Jan

Happy New Year

Wishing you all an AMAZING beginning to 2012. And not just beginning, have a great year.

Without a doubt I’m feeling good about 2012. One of the joys of entering a New Year is the thought of getting a fresh start, a clean canvass to call your own, so you can color it and create the picture you want. 

Create your canvass, and create the canvass that makes you happy.

Lets make 2012 great. What do you have planned? Write it down, and make it happen.

Say something nice, it wont hurt you

18 Dec

One thing that many if not all of us have in common is, we all like to feel good about ourselves. We all like when someone takes the time to do or say something nice. It makes us feel important, it affects our mood and sometimes change the tone of our day.

Someone said something nice to me the other day, and it made me smile from ear to ear. Yes what they said was nice, and they didn’t have to share it with me, but what made this smile so different was the fact that this compliment came from someone who never ever gave me a compliment before. This person just seemed negative and unhappy with the world.

And to see this side of them shine, was a good thing. It made me feel good, and it me realize that they were stepping into the light.

Being nice is not so bad after all, it doesn’t mean your being fake. Be nice and be real. Don’t say something that you dont’ mean.

One word, one complement, one gesture could change and set the tone for the day. Why not make that tone, that gesture be one of positivity and positive influence. I’m just saying.

If you don’t have nothing to say, then don’t say it, but a word of kindness goes a long way. You get more out of life.

Funny quote from Bill Gates, that is so true.

What’s your word for 2012?

8 Dec

Last year I asked the question, “What’s the word that describes what your year will be like?”

I got a great response from everyone. Many of you shared your words, and it was pretty nice to know that so much thought went into choosing a word that means so much to you.

Now it’s that time again,we are rolling into 2012, and I would like to know what your word is. That one word that when you hear it, it reminds you to stay on track, it gives you everything you need to keep going.

I don’t know what mine is as yet, I’m thinking about it.

Share your word, put it up on your wall, write it down, and let it mean something real and powerful to you?

Love this picture:) Too cute.

Love todays quote..

17 Nov

You stand at a unique crossroads. You are the only person in the history of humanity with your particular background, experience, and talents. You’re only going to get one chance-the one you have right now. Vow to make the most of it.

Strive to reach your potential. Expand your possibilities. Make every moment count.

John C Maxwell

I love this..

Kay-Ann Ward

Todays Quote

16 Nov

“Do things for the right reasons, Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit” John C Maxwell

What do you think..do you think this is easy or hard to follow?