hard question of the month: are you ready to replace your excuses with effort this year?

a note to you

Dearest,

I hope this note finds you well.

You may have noticed that I have not updated this blog since July; I have been working on my first book Back With Infinity™ + have not been able to attend to everything with the same level of commitment as required.

I will be back at it in January 2017.

Until then, I trust you will pursue your ambition with your whole heart.

You are amazing. 

Warmly,
Alicia.

link up issue #1

1. Tony Robbins x Marie Forleo

If you haven’t seen Tony Robbins’ documentary “I Am Not Your Guru” on Netflix {I talked about it in my last post here}, you should definitely watch the film before you watch this amazing episode of MarieTV. Marie Forleo asks Tony a lot of the questions that dig deeper into his work + gets to the useful grit for anyone with heart strong ambition + big dreams.

click here to watch

“our competitive advantage is love”  

 

2. the power of resilience

Harvard Business Review is one of my favourite business journals to read; they put a lot of research + insight in their articles. The reader is always left with clear guidelines + comprehension of the subject matter. As the business world catches up to the holistic wellness world, experts are correlating emotional wellbeing + fitness to success + longevity. I found an old article from a 2002 edition that speaks to the power of resilience; it’s an important read for anyone trying to heal + grow + achieve at the same time. we could all use a bit more.

click here to read

“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails.”

 

3. Rich Roll x Gary Vaynerchuck

The Rich Roll Podcast is ons of my favourites. Rich does a really great job of getting the best from his guests + giving the listener so much to apply to their own lives + goals. If you haven’t been introduced to Gary Vaynerchuck, his books or his work, this may be a great place to start. I cannot articulate how special Gary is for the world of entrepreneurship + business. He is a lighthouse for anyone that wants to step up to their potential.

click here to listen

“You’ve got to know what you are good at — that’s the game. If I had a potion that could allow somebody to become fundamentally self-aware and know what they’re good at, they would all win.”

you should watch this

 

It’s no secret I am a big Tony Robbins fan. I believe in his work. This documentary is epic. It breaks in. Breaks through. And scratches the surface of our human potential once we cut away + heal all the bull sh*t holding us back.  Somehow this film is not about Tony Robbins. It’s about you.

Unstoppable.
Powerful.
Epic.
YOU.

warmly,
alicia.xx

p.s. it’s streaming on Netflix right now. 

You cannot find true + lasting success if you do not find yourself first. #aliciasays Click To Tweet

hard question of the month: are you going to let your past determine your future?

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.

― Henry Ward Beecher

hard question of the month: are you financially independent yet?

hard question of the month: how am I going to live today to create the tomorrow I’ve committed to?

{originally posed by Anthony Robbins}

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

leadership lessons you can learn from the presidential candidates…yes seriously.

life lesson

hard question of the month: are you motivated by fear, anger or ego?

{p.s. the answer should be no to all of the above; remember success cannot be sustained by negative energy}

Focus on where you want to go,
not on what you fear.
― Anthony Robbins

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

Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality…that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence.
― Orison Swett Marden

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

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