“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colors fill your mind.”
Tell it how it is.
Stop beating around the bush. Tell stories. Be vulnerable. Be transparent. What else is there?
Commit to the grind.
I give full credit to the gym (and Nike, lol) for teaching me this one. If you want to be better for it, you have to stay in it. I know its hard, but it will absolutely be worth it. I promise. The only way to get to where you want to be is by doing the work. There are no magic bullets.
Have a fucking LIFE.
This is for my fellow workaholics. Who are you without your business? I know this can be kinda scary and confronting at first — but I think it’s so so important… What does your life look like when you’re not working? How do you WANT it to look?
Do what you say you’re going to do.
I know… This is hard. And you’ll probably fail a few times (I still do). But be conscious of your given word and don’t say YES to anything you’re not totally on board with. And when you do commit to opportunities, be sure to give yourself enough time to get it done within the timeframe.
Be kind. And give a shit.
Treat your followers and your mailing list subscribers like PEOPLE… Because guess what? That’s what they are. Ask them what they don’t want. Ask them what they want. Send personal follow up emails. Post them shit in the mail. Connect with them. Stop treating them like they’re just another number or another person to buy your crap.
When everyone else is going left, go right.
Do your own thing. Stop following trends.
Don’t take any shit.
Stand for something. Voice your opinion. Risk being misunderstood. Stop letting distractions and other peoples’ agendas get the better of you. Get after what YOU want.
By: Sian Richardson | Reblogged from Death to Stock
Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.” – Tony Robbins
Reblogged/retweeted via @valaafshar
“Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you.”
I started LoveGood Ink a few months ago, but I wanted to make a friendly introduction and give you a little tidbit of what LoveGood Ink is all about! After getting married over 2 years ago and creating a lot of my own wedding material, I’ve since helped friends & relatives with customized wedding designs — websites, programs, favors, signage, videos, etc. I accumulated a lot of digital imagery and designs that I felt could help others in their own planning and coordinating. But I also noticed that a lot of what was out there in regards to wedding design was a bit stiff, traditional, ceremonious…very cookie-cutter! I wanted to start offering brides more nonconformist, unconventionally quirky designs with personality and a mix of pop culture. I’m super passionate about design and anything related to the web (social media, development, design, apps). If I’m not hanging out with family or friends on the weekends, you’ll find me coding away at a website or reading Wired magazine on the treadmill. I look forward to getting to know YOU more, so leave a comment on IG or FB page and maybe introduce yourself and if you have an event coming up that needs some cool signage? I’d love that! ~ C.J. Luna
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosphy, like art, like the universe itself…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” – C.S.Lewis
Funny how priorities change. These are the things that make me extremely happy now.
Whole Foods Market — 3.1 miles away
Trader Joe’s — 3.1 miles away
Mothers Market — 3.4 miles away
Sprouts Farmers Market — 4.3 miles away
“Look around you. Appreciate what you have. Nothing will be the same in a year.”
I have so much to be thankful for. Jordan and I have made some serious strides this year and still have so much planned. My heart is full and I feel a need to give thanks…
- Thank you for a house that we can finally call our own. After months of searching, being outbid, disappointments…we pulled through and found a charmingly quaint home where we can start growing our roots.
- Thank you for this wild curiosity that burns inside of me to learn about anything and everything that I can in this life. Wanting to grow, evolve, and expand. Focusing my energy on positive vibes and higher, intellectual frequencies.
- Thank you for the chance and luxury to travel and the freedom to enjoy it. 🙂 This year has so far proven to be extremely eventful. And we’ve yet to plan our upcoming overseas trip in November! Extra, extra excited for that!
- Thank you for…Orange County 🙂 It’s the perfect little microcosm encapsulating everything that Jordan and I have been looking for…great food, amazing weather, the tech sector, diverse cultures, psuedo-hipsterness, and a hot market with property values that could only be going up.
- Thank you for this life (and the next), thank you for love, and thank you for the daily pursuit of happiness.