The universe will send you opportunities to question if you know who you are.
You’ll be pushed, poked and prodded.
Shown your shadows, and your light.
These opportunities are gifts.
Take them with gratitude.
And Realign to your authentic self. 💚
Came across this gem of a photo of me today in my teenage years! ☺️ which made me start reflecting... So what’s changed between me at 13-years-old and 26-years-old?.. Different:
Well besides the fact I lost my great tan 😂, my hair color changed from a dark brown to a lighter brown, and my eye color changed from a pure dark brown to hazel... -As a kid, I ways had the aspiration/dream to become apart of the medical field—>graduated as a PA this year ✅
-As a kid, I told myself I wanted to do nothing but work hard —> now I find a good balance with working hard and exploring/enjoying life ✅ -As a kid, I used to stress over the little things—>now I learned to appreciate everything at its face value and chillax ✅
Moreover, I’ve gained a greater understanding of life, a maturity that’s progressed, a greater respect and knowledge of others and of life events, an increased sense of autonomy and responsibility, and an acknowledgement of personal limitations and potential attainable accomplishments
Same between young me and the me now:
- Still ambitious/goal-oriented - Still have the desire to become a business owner and entrepreneur - Still working hard and feel the need to be productive towards future goals - Still value my friends, family, and all those who I encounter ..Some innate qualities never change, but you grow with life and the experiences you go through. I appreciate what I’ve seen, who I’ve met, and both the good and bad experiences because it has shaped me to be the person who I am today and will progress to be.
Sometimes it’s good to reflect ☺️ #TimeFlies#Change#Ambition#Self -Reflection #Life#TheDifference#MakeAChange#UnderstandWhoYouAre#AlwaysProgress#StayPositive#beforeandafter#difference#inspiration#progress#ChooseWhoYouWantToBe#ChooseWhereYouWantToGo
Just my personal thoughts of the afternoon😉 Love you guys ☺️💕
You are nothing & everything 👄
Funny thing, the human mind.
It tries to make our lives predictable and safe.
But by doing so, it also very often (if not always) blocks the gateway to all of our desires.
One thing the mind tends to do to create stability, is identifying with this or that.
“I am this kind of person, but definitely not that kind of person.”
“I ám a coach. I ám a branding expert. I ám a photographer.”
But, don’t take identifying with XYZ too seriously.
Because, you might want to change your life one day.
Where today you are perfectly happy being the Photographer, maybe tomorrow you want to be a Weddingplanner.
Or today you are totally exploring your masculine “Lets fix this!” energy.
But tomorrow you want to explore the feminine side of you.
I want you to know: that is ok.
Sometimes it can feel ‘dum’ to want to change. We tend to look back and then say: oh shit, I was wrong about the photography! What a waist of my time and energy!
The choices you made earlier on, were part of the desires you had then. But now you have all these new things you want to explore. It doesn’t mean that your past is a failure. It means you are keeping up with your new desires. That couldn’t have arrised if you didn’t first explored the previous thing of excitement.
I am absolutely 100% sure that there would be a lot more exploring going on if people wouldn’t take their identity so seriously. ~
Because it is sooo much fun. To decide for yourself: right now I want to be this type of person. And to do that version of you for a while. And once you get bored of that version you change again. And again. And again. And each time you will have become more fully who you really are. Because you are ALL of those versions. So use that to shape your life. Be that version. Explore that version.
I am not saying you HAVE to do it.
But I am saying you are allowed to.
It is fun to change directions (not stupid). It is great to follow your next thing of excitement (not indecisive).
So. Which part if your identity are you not really thrilled about? Change it! And feel the power in that you can! 👍#choosewhoyouwanttobe#bethatyou
A + B = Pop Up Exclusive
Fashion, design, art and food of high quality can bring you in a higher state of being.
Especially when you actually leave the house to experience this live with your senses.
When in a room full of creative people, you yourself feel more creative. When you taste the excellence of a perfect Sushi role you yourself feel more refined, of a higher quality.
Just picture yourself on the couch in your PJ’s, watching telly and drinking beer. Or, drinking good wine (or a moctail) with a great view and a lively vibe. In which scenario would you be more likely to feel alive, open, awake, excited? And in which scenario would you more likely believe that ANYTHING is possible for you? (Which in fact is the case, once you start believing it).
Don’t get me wrong. I love the PJ - couch combo. But, that you can do by yourself 😂
What I want to help you with: is to show you by EXPERIENCE that you are so much more creative, sexy, free and cool than you now might feel.
And do you know why that feels so good? Because it is true. Yep. You are those things. You ain’t no girl next door. You are the gold!! And building that feeling out to the rest of life & business is actually not that hard. It also doesn’t have to take years. As long as you know how to accelerate the process. And I happen to be ab expert on that 👍.
So. A + B = Pop Up Exclusive. Whaat?
I want to invite you to come with me the following months. Join my world. Feel the energy. Yes we will talk. Yes I will coach you on your mindfucks. But more importantly, instead of TALKING about it, we will be LIVING it. And since you will be LIVING your new you, it is gonna be quite hard not to believe in your new you.
Our first date will be in a beautiful Amsterdam restaurant. And from there, it will be a surprise :). It depends partly on my schedule and partly on your preferences. But think: stylish, vibrant, classy with humor, bold, sexy, creative. Coming with me will open doors for you.
This offer is especially interesting for you if your life is already pretty fun and you want to turn the volume up a little 👏. 3 spots left.
Send me a PB when you feel a YES 🔥
I am built from every mistake I have ever made 💫
Life is a series of choices, and without every single minuscule choice I have made I wouldn’t be where I am today- right here, right now.
Sometimes it may appear that we have made the ‘wrong’ choice, a mistake.
But what is a ‘wrong choice’?
How can something we choose be deemed to be right or wrong?
After all, we were the ones who made the choice in the first place so at one point in time that was what we decided was the right thing to do. The only thing that makes us change our opinion on that choice is external factors- How other people react.
Life is full of choices. Some we are proud of and some we regret.
Every choice you make makes you, so let your choices be made of hope and not your fears 💛
Truth is, I actually don’t believe in ‘mistakes’. I believe in lessons.
And the saying is true ‘you learn something new every day’ 💫
Think about something you are immensely grateful for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A friend. A loved one. Where you live. Your job. Your pet. Your lifestyle. Your hobbies. Whatever aspect of your life that brings you joy.
Now, think about the decisions you made that lead to where you are. The actions that you took which lead to something happening which lead to you meeting this person which lead to the outcome. What did you do? What didn’t you do?
Now think about if you hadn’t done one of those things. Just one of them.
Would your life be the same? Or would it be different?
Remember when our parents would rag on us for hanging out with kids they didn't like, and we'd argue that it didn't matter... that we weren't those kids? Guess what... it DOES MATTER!
Who do you spend most of your time with? People that support you? That challenge you? That are more successful than you? - You need to! The influence that the people you are around the most has on you is profound.
You really are the sum of the 5 people you are around most.
So if your family isn't supportive of helpful in your journey, what do you do? Find ways to connect with people who can support your journey. In person is great, but online works too. Network and connect with people you can grow with!
Comment to let me know if you agree and if you are conscious about who gets your time!
Turn the volume on - Part 1
"I don't think that character is just something that happens by itself anymore than a chisel can create a work of art without the hand of an artist guiding it. In both instances a conscious decision has been made.” - Jim Rohn ⠀
I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of “Cultivating an Unshakable Character: How to walk your talk all the way to the top” by Jim Rohn lately and it is fantastic. ⠀
In a world where so many are more concerned with how they look than who they are, I find this discussion of character to be comforting and soothing… as well as challenging.
Turn the volume on! ⠀
A discussion of character can be a challenge because, if we are honest, it draws to the surface the areas where we, ourselves might not be meeting our own standards. ⠀
I want to be clear that I think that a challenge can be a good, if not always comfortable, thing. ⠀
Seeing the space between where we are and where we want to be is essential to conscious growth and if we are dedicated to a life of constant never ending improvement, there will always be a gap. ⠀
I believe that a person of high character chooses who they’re going to be in life and they stand for it.
Turn the volume on - Part 3
Another quotation from the book is: ⠀
"Character is the result of hundreds and hundreds of choices you may make that gradually turn who you are at any given moment into who you want to be."
When I say that I want to live in a world where everyone is firmly on their path and actively levelling up towards a full yes life, this is what I’m talking about. ⠀
A world where everyone is constantly choosing to stand for and make choices in honour of, the person they want to be, is a world I very much want to live in. This is my vision for us all and it will take all of us to get there. ⠀
What’s your vision?
✨Be who you want to be✨ I’m listening to this wonderful audio book right now (swipe 👉🏼) And I love to read/listen to books which feed the heart and soul. Today I caught myself being annoyed and a bit grumpy over the most tiny little thing! It was such a RELIEF to all a sudden see that feeling, laugh at it, and let it go!!! 😄 Sometimes those small things can be stuff that you might be right about. BUT!! What good does it do, to feed the ego, walking around being right and grumpy?! Haha!! 😄 So who do you want to be? I want to be free, humble, forgiving and happy! 😁❤️🙌🏼