Last night, the ambitious mother in me asked my wife, “Hey, let’s go attend the school play with the kids, it starts at 7pm, it should only be for an hour.”
We get to the bus stop and drive for an hour in Seoul traffic, with the twins high off life, squiggling, arguing, and dropping things every five minutes. My wife and I look at each other exhausted, but happy because the girls are happy.
We get to the play and the twins run for the popcorn machine, show is starting in 2 minutes, we rush to get the popcorn and find our four empty seats in the front row. We take them.
10 minutes in, one daughter needs to use the restroom. 20 minutes in, popcorn ran out and Madi is taking Elise’s popcorn. They start quarreling and shoving each other. I’m trying to balance a few drinks and tell them subtley “Stop fighting, we’re at a show girls.” Halfway through, my wife needs to head back to the office.
Then an eternity of time passes, and what I...
I'm taking this Happiness Coach certification course with Happittude and it was our last class this past weekend. The instructor answered the question "What is the Purpose of Life?" with a very simple statement - "Life has no purpose, you just LIVE."
Wow, I was floored and so were some of my classmates. Is it really that simple? Yes. And the beauty of this statement is that it liberates you - YOU GET TO CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE. All the things we are taught - all the things that society wants us to be - all of the things our families and communities and institutions teach us as "the way" - you don't have to choose that way, you can create you Own Way. And when I say this, you can pick and choose and throw out all the beliefs and values that you were raised on - if you have another idea of HOW TO BE in the world, and it FEELS MORE LIKE YOU...go do it.
I am a Filipina American woman, lesbian, mother, entrepreneur, wife, daughter, international...
You are an awesome human being. You've been through a lot this year...and 2018 is coming to a close!
Last week, I spent some time reflecting on my life and also some time just being PRESENT with family. It is hard for me...because I'm always on the move. As I get older, slowing down is beautiful. There will be fast times and slow times, medium times, and do nothing times, but the best thing for you, especially in this age of everything needs to be done NOW, is to take a break and slow down and appreciate, value, and marvel at all the things you have already done this year.
Keep being awesome, and keep moving forward...no matter how fast or how slow, every day is a new day. Everyday you can smile at yourself for all that you do, for yourself and in service to others.
What happens when you start living your dream life? What starts to change? What kinds of feelings do you have...what is it really like to feel completely open to the unknown and to work everyday towards building your life masterpiece?
LIKE YOU’RE IN FREEFALL, BUT KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO LAND SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL.
A month ago today, I was preparing to go to the Growth Summit to get inspired into action and to be around other people with big dreams in life. I was blown away by the Speakers, Les Brown, Rachel Hollis, Trent Shelton...and as I would listen to them, I felt this tiny voice tell me “Get in a room and INSPIRE PEOPLE!” I never saw “motivational speaking” as an option - but after watching these incredible souls speak their truths and share their most vulnerable moments in life...the failures, the rejection, the NO ways, the sorry - go somewhere else, I realized that the only difference between these...
Welcome to the AWESOME Series, where I share with you my weekly inspirations, tools and strategies for success, and my journey of becoming an entrepreneur.
One takeaway from this video - GO BE YOUR AWESOME SELF - and don't care about what other people think. The most successful and driven people I've met take risks, put themselves out there, experiment, fail, and get back up, and do it all over again. Whatever dream or BIG AUDACIOUS GOAL you have in life - OWN IT, and LIVE IT.
I believe you can take the LEAP and become your BEST SELF.
Live in Your AWESOMENESS!
Dom (PhD - Positivity and Happiness Designer)
Do you live in a world of possibilities or a world of scarcity? Do you dream big or do you dream small? Do you act with courage or stay in one place with fear?
I learned in my journey that thinking in the world of possibilities, opens your mind to new ideas, new opportunities, new ways of looking at yourself and your role in the world. Living and thinking in the world of possibilities is exciting, because you can create any life you want - it just starts with the intention - and then is followed by disciplined action and belief in yourself.
I'm not an expert in all of this, but I do try. I try and I fail and I learn and I get back up and do it again - but differently. Wherever you are in your journey, look inside and ask yourself "What is possible for me?" and listen to the voice in you. That is your higher self talking to you, your dreams talking to you, your future calling you.
Listen to yourself. Because you have to let your greatest self be possible. The world needs...
The foundation for success is happiness.
What you think about, comes about. What you focus on, becomes your reality. Do you focus on the good or on the bad? Do you focus on the positive or the negative?
Being positive is an intentional action. Choosing to see the good in the bad, choosing to be grateful, choosing to be optimistic, will make you happier. All of us have bad experiences, but the beauty of our life lies in how we come back from those experiences, how we respond to those experiences, how we can show our greatness as humans through positive action.
I challenge you to BE POSITIVE. For one day, examine your own thoughts at the top of the hour. Are you thinking positively or negatively? Write it down in your journal or write it in your phone. If you have have more positive hours than negative hours - you are in a good place.
I truly believe the more positive you are, the happier you feel, the more successful you will become. It all starts with...
I am happy to announce the release of my booklet "5 Elements of Happy Success"! Download your free copy today!
These are the 5 most important lessons I've learned and have implemented in my own life. I hope they can change your life as much as they've changed mine.
Here is a brief summary:
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Once you have created a life list - all the things you want to do, all the things you want to have, and who you want to be - implementing the next two actions will start making your list a reality.
1) Start talking about what you want to do, have, and be; and
2) Take action on the opportunities that present themselves in your life.
Being successful and happy requires work, just thinking and planning will not make anything happen. But, actually bringing the ideas and goals into your daily conversations and actions will start building momentum towards the life you want to live.