Self Growth

F*ck Normal: Being Different In A World Of Sameness

F*ck Normal: Being Different In A World Of Sameness

If you’re reading this, you must feel different.

You must live, choose, act and do different.

You’ve felt this difference for a long time but managed to tame it down in order to fit and blend in with the others.

You went along with the ‘typical’ and ‘usual’ and ‘probables’ … all the while fighting the deep longing to simply do what you wanted. Create what you wanted. Express exactly what your soul ached to be expressed.

Travel the world. Help millions. Create like the artist you are. Serve like the servant you are. Love like the lover you are.

And these very things required your natural, God-given state of EXCELLENCE. Focusing, creating, living, performing with EXCELLENCE. The highest standard of being, which has always been you.

Because you’re different.

You’re not even normal.

And if you hear ‘NORMAL’ one more time…you’ll burst.

Say Yes To Your Soul (And Life Will Say Yes To You)

Say Yes To Your Soul (And Life Will Say Yes To You)

Today I was midway through writing a blog post…and hit DELETE.

From the moment I started, it felt forced. There was no ease or flow. But I carried on, trying to ‘call in’ the magic, and it just didn’t come.

The farther I got, the more out of integrity I felt. Plus, if I’m being totally honest, it wasn’t that great. So I gave an honest look and decided to let it go.

I then got up, walked around a bit, listened to a mentor’s audio, made some breakfast, played with the dog outside and did a 30 minute HIIT workout.

I then realized how far I had come.

The Non-Physical Exercise That Was The Secret To My Weight Loss

The Non-Physical Exercise That Was The Secret To My Weight Loss

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled to embrace my body.

In High School, I wasn’t one of the ‘skinny ones’. The same applied in college, especially after the introduction of ‘4th Meal’ — which I pegged as pure genius at the time…right up there with ‘Kegs & Eggs.’

When I moved to New York at 22, I had a whole new host of caloric temptations provoking the impressionable senses.

And I also had New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), the pre-boutique fitness era of gym frenzy to devote an hour a day to. I would claim an elliptical and become entranced for the next 45-60 minutes.

And I wouldn’t lose weight.

I’d try again the next week. And the next. And next.

For years I couldn’t seem to crack the code. I started to believe I was the size I was, and so be it. After all, being overweight was totally ‘in my genetics.’

But what I really was?

Asleep. Disillusioned. Out of touch.

My Coach Costs More Than My Rent (And Has This Super Power)

My Coach Costs More Than My Rent (And Has This Super Power)

It wasn’t until my early 30’s that I realized how taboo the topic of money was in our culture and society. In corporate, it was looked down upon, in fact, a ‘terminable offense’ to compare salaries with colleagues. In family and friend groups, it was a topic that was neatly tucked away in the hideaway valleys of earnings anonymous. There was plenty a evidence of struggle and debt and ‘lack’ but no real candid conversations around the universal thing that provides freedom across every aspect of life.

A 9/11 Tribute: Living With The Promise Of Tomorrow

A 9/11 Tribute: Living With The Promise Of Tomorrow

As an impressionable High School girl, the experience of 9/11 would inform my days and years to follow. I would leave my small town and attend one of the nation’s most diverse universities. I would embrace and welcome and love all people as my parents and grandparents had beautifully modeled all my life. I would soon call New York City home, and love it with all my heart for 12 years strong.

My love affair with a city of community and colors and character carries on. For 2,983*, this adventure ended on that picture-perfect day.

Stop Asking For Permission (Here's Why)

Stop Asking For Permission (Here's Why)

When was the last time you had an idea that needed validation from someone else? When did you go against the guidance of your intuition and ask for an outsider's opinion? When did asking for permission become your thing?

Stop seeking external guidance on internal affairs. Stop giving someone else the authority over you. Stop showing yourself on a subconscious level that you aren't to be trusted in making decisions. Stop trying to put out your own flame. 

How To Change Your Mindset For Success

How To Change Your Mindset For Success

When asked about our thoughts and beliefs toward money, (because fact has is that 80% of success is determined not by action or strategy but MINDSET), responses ranged from ‘I can’t make money like other people can’ to ‘I’ve never been valuable enough to make good money’ to ‘I like being frugal’ and ‘If I make more money my freedom will be gone or people will expect me to help them.