the not sorry method

Let others lead small lives,
but not you.

Let others argue over small things,
but not you.

Let others cry over small hurts,
but not you.

Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.

― Jim Rohn

hard question of the month: are you really doing everything you possibly can to be successful?

hard question of the month: are your own thoughts holding you back?

the heart + soul of a comeback

…if we are feeling sorry for ourselves, we cannot be an agent of change for others. —Tim Storey

As the end of a quarter draws near, I like to renew my motivation + my commitment to my goals; sometimes I find what I’m looking for in a book or a check-in with one of my mentors but today it was in this video. One of Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions had the right combination of heart, empowerment + unblocking of stagnant energy. I hope you enjoy Tim Storey’s talk as much as I did.

Remember you are the only person that can set you free.

Mad Love,
Alicia.


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Love makes us wake up in the morning with a sense of purpose and a flow of creative ideas. Love floods our nervous system with positive energy, making us far more attractive to prospective employers, clients, and creative partners. Love fills us with powerful charisma, enabling us to produce new ideas and new projects, even within circumstances that seem to be limited… Love leads us to act with impeccability, integrity, and excellence. Love leads us to serve, to forgive, and to hope. Those things are the opposite of a poverty consciousness; they’re the stuff of spiritual wealth creation.

― Marianne Williamson

I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.

― Brené Brown

life lesson

how to start being a better + more successful human right now

I created this blog to keep your ambition heart strong + sustainable + deeply connected to your highest, grandest vision for your life. I don’t believe you have to lose yourself on your journey to success.

I believe, you have to stay aligned with your authentic self to achieve your full potential. 

I recently discovered the DO Lectures {story + link below} and have fallen in love; I am slowly making my way through the talks but this one by Maria Popova stuck out right away – Build Pockets of Stillness Into Your Life herewith and in summary, her 7 best life learnings…

  1. allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind
  2. do nothing out of guilt or for prestige or for status or for money or approval alone
  3. be generous with with your time and your resources and with giving credit and especially your words
  4. build pockets of stillness into your life {be disciplined about sleep + meditation}
  5. when people try to tell you who you are don’t believe them
  6. presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity
  7. expect anything worthwhile to take time

see below for Maria Popova’s entire talk

about this very special lecture series…

Clare and David Hieatt set out to bring the DO-ers of the world together – the movers and shakers, the disrupters and the change-makers – and ask them to tell their stories. Under star lit skies, in a bind with nature, they would inspire others to go out into the world and DO, too.

to see more of the DO Lectures, click here

hard question of the month: are you making progress or making excuses?

I always love you elizabeth gilbert

What you really believe about the source of great performance thus becomes the foundation of all you will ever achieve.

― Geoff Colvin

forget about likeability, it’s not serving you

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words on likeability struck a chord for me…

I hope they speak to you as well.

“I think that what our society teaches young girls, and I think it’s also something that’s quite difficult for even older women and self-professed feminists to shrug off, is that idea that likability is an essential part of you, of the space you occupy in the world, that you’re supposed to twist yourself into shapes to make yourself likable that you’re supposed to hold back sometimes, pull back, don’t quite say, don’t be too pushy because you have to be likable.

And I say that’s bullshit.

So what I want to say to young girls is forget about likability. If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly, because you are going to be so concerned with not offending, and that’s going to ruin your story so forget about likability. And also the world is such a wonderful, diverse and multifaceted place that there’s somebody who’s going to like you, you don’t need to twist yourself into shapes.”

 

Don’t wait for your Oscar. Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to share your voice. No one is going to discover you. {Well, actually, they will, but paradoxically, only after you’ve started boldly and consistently stepping into leadership, sharing your voice, and doing things that scare the hell out of you}

 

—Tara Mohr

 

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I’m not a businessman,
I’m a business, man!

― Jay Z

epic motivation for 2015

I love these videos that people take time to make for the sole purpose of motivating others…generous.

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