Happiness

9 Tips for Getting What You Want

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1. Build a Foundation. Start somewhere. Make a list. Write a one-page business plan. Do something. If you simply start the process other ideas will flow to you.

2. Be Willing to do the Work. Step outside of your comfort zone. The work may not be what you envisioned. You may have to do things to promote yourself that makes you squirm. You may have to take jobs that you don’t want in order to prepare you for your end goal. Be willing, show up and keep learning.

3. Be Patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Many successful people spend years perfecting their business plans and ideas. Learn to adapt and go with the flow. It’s a process which means it will take time and effort. Learn to be creative and do what you can where you are with what you have.

4. Become the Expert. Research and educate. Learn everything you can about your plan, idea, career or hobby.  You need to know the ins and outs, the ups and downs and everything in between to fully believe and support what you’re putting out into the world.

5. Be Authentic. It’s great to have role models and people that you admire but don’t try to copy them. Think of ways you can do or create something with a flare that’s all your own. This may take time but once you personalize your idea, no one can copy that. They may try but you can’t copy authenticity.

6. Be Confident. Have you ever believed in someone 110%? Someone or something that you tell about to everyone you know? Market yourself or your idea in this same way.  It won’t be easy at first especially if you’re not a natural sales person, but think about how it appears to you when someone is only half behind what they are selling. No matter how great it is or isn’t, it highly effects the way you view them and/or the product. This is not a time to think about your faults or failures. We’re all hard enough on ourselves as is, this is the time to sell the confident, unique and amazing YOU! That’s right, you are amazing! Sell it! Make them want it!

7. Be Determined. Rejection is a terrible feeling but by being rejected we can learn a valuable lesson. Shift your focus, don’t think of “no” as negative but begin to use the word “no” to your advantage. Create an opportunity to redirect your thoughts and evaluate your strategy. Learn from it, be adaptable but don’t let it deter you.  As the quote says, “Want it more than you’re afraid of it.” Allow it to make you stronger and inspire your journey.

8. Don’t be afraid to Fail. Put yourself out there that’s the only way to succeed and it’s the only way to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Know that you are not alone and that every amazing person before you has failed at something. Keep moving forward. You will get there maybe not on your schedule but it will happen. Don’t give up!

9. Be Grateful. Use the talents you were given and be thankful for each and every opportunity. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”

Find more yoga and inspiration at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Be-PresentYoga/336705043142303 and on twitter:@bepresent100

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About Me and My Blog

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Recently updated my about me page on my blog and wanted to share. Thank you to everyone who has followed me 🙂

Yoga, motivation and inspiration is what I hope to share with you in my posts weekly and sometimes daily. As a full-time assistant and a part-time yoga instructor, I manage to keep myself busy and it seems I’m always juggling a new hobby or adventure. Lately, I’ve been posting daily and I love to write and share my thoughts and ideas. You can expect 2-3 posts a week from me but possibly more.

I hope to inspire, interact and connect with like minded people through my blog. My inspiration comes from reading, life experiences and my random thoughts. Posts consist of yoga, short youtube yoga tutorials, my life stories and lessons and much more. I want share goodness, light and love and put positive energy into the world while still keeping in my mind both the joys and struggles that life brings. And yes, I realize that makes me sound like a bit of a hippie but I am that too, I suppose. 🙂

More randomness about me……I’m not a vegan but I try to eat healthy. With one of my favorite foods being pizza and my love for trying new wines it sometimes proves to be challenging. When I’m not on a yoga mat, you can find me on the lake paddle boarding or maybe out hiking the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee. Tennessee would be perfect, if only we had an ocean!

I read a quote the other day and it is my current motivation and hope. “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” So I hope that’s what I can do for everyone I interact with in life. It’s a good goal and nice start.

If you have questions or thoughts, if you’re curious about yoga and want to know something specific, please reach out or email me at bepresent100@gmail.com.

Love and Be Loved.

Present Moment Contentment

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What does happiness look like to you? I think for a long period of my life I thought every day was supposed to be happy and if it wasn’t, I was doing something wrong. I figured if I’m not happy I must be on the wrong path; I must have taken a wrong turn. It’s still a struggle for me to simply be and live in the present moment especially when those moments are uncomfortable, messy or sad. But part of living is experiencing the good, the bad and everything in between. When we think of the present moment we assume that it means to be happy with our current set of circumstances. However, I have found being truly present consists equally of happiness, sadness, sickness, health, loss and abundance to name a few.

A quote comes to my mind and it’s everywhere it seems, “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.” It’s beautiful and I understand the meaning behind it but I also truly believe that sometimes in the storm we don’t have to learn to dance in the rain. Sometimes we need to be still and maybe even cry with the rain. In other words, it’s not about being happy every single moment. That would be a lovely state but it’s not reality. So many times we try to force happiness because we feel guilty for feeling anything else. We put on a show for our friends and family and get frustrated with ourselves when we can’t force a happy smile or a genuine laugh. So what I want to stress in this writing more than anything is that, it’s okay. You’re okay and it’s perfectly normal and acceptable to have many different feelings and still learn to be present and aware.

The challenge becomes to be content in the present moment. Being content means we are simply aware. We are aware of our sadness, our happiness, our hurts, our goals, our failures, our successes. Contentment soothes anxiety and brings peace. Contentment allows you to breathe and gives you space to be you. When we are content we know the moment is fleeting, we know it will not last forever which allows us to cry when were sad, to laugh loudly when were truly happy, to relish genuine heart felt love.

You see, being present in the moment doesn’t mean it’s a perfect moment. It simply means it’s your moment and we’re all striving and doing the best that we can and that is enough. It’s learning to be authentic not only with others but with ourselves. Begin cultivating contentment by simply being aware and learning to feel whatever emotion comes up. Be true to yourself above all others. By accepting our journey, our pace and our truth; we begin to live each day present, content and aware.

Find more yoga and inspiration at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Be-PresentYoga/336705043142303 and on twitter:@bepresent100

Dwell on Gratitude Today!

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Think of one thing your grateful for right now. Something or someone that puts a huge smile on your face 😊 Dwell on that feeling of gratitude today and watch good things, abundance and happiness begin to flow to you and thru you! A genuine smile is contagious! Be the reason someone smiles today. ❤️✌️

Find more yoga and inspiration at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Be-PresentYoga/336705043142303 and on twitter:@bepresent100