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Life Has No Purpose, except TO LIVE

inspiration Dec 03, 2018

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...

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Slow Down and SMILE :) :) :)

Uncategorized Nov 26, 2018

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 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. 


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Uncategorized Nov 16, 2018
I am a HUMAN DOING becoming a HUMAN BEING. 
Last Sunday night, I reflected for two nice long silent hours after the kids went to bed. I reviewed the pace and rhythm of my week, I looked at each day and this is how they went:  
  • Monday: Submit workshop description to two new clients
  • Tuesday: Korean class for one hour, coaching session, and business partner call
  • Wednesday: Lunch/Networking event, business call 
  • Thursday: Business call, go to Korean DMV to get car registered
  • Friday: First Workshop - Intro to Personal Development, coaching session
  • Saturday: Swimming class with the kids and Happiness Course
  • Sunday: Buy one daughter new shoes, spend time with kids
When I reflected on my  work week, I felt rushed and disorganized. When I reflected on my time with my kids, I felt overwhelmed by the constant "MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY."  
During the Happiness Course I was taking, I talked about all the guilt I had with...
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Make It Count. Reflections on a Month of Transformation (Dedicated to KYLA)

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?






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...

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Don't Care What Other People Think

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2018

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. 


Dom (PhD - Positivity and Happiness Designer)

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What is Possible for You?

Uncategorized Nov 06, 2018

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...

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Be Positive

happiness positivity Oct 10, 2018

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...

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"5 Elements of Happy Success" Release!

happiness success Oct 04, 2018

Hi There! 

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:

  1. Be Yourself. Choose to say Yes to people, activities, and things that excite you.
  2. Healthy Body and Healthy Mind. Nourish yourself with good food, exercise, and positive media.
  3. Educate Yourself. Learn new skills and gain new knowledge. Take ownership of your life education. 
  4. Your Time = Your Values. Be intentional about your daily choices, habits, and actions.
  5. Be Around Positive Growing People. Build relationships with people whom you admire, who push you to be better, and who teach you to believe in yourself.

Let me know your thoughts - connect with me on Facebook at The Happy Success Coach or Instagram @happysuccesscoach. 



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Put Yourself Out There


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. 



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Create A Life List


Successful people are purposeful and intentional about their daily decisions and actions. They know what they want, they have the outcome or result in mind, and they work relentlessly towards achieving their goals. 

So, what do you want in your life? 

Here are three important questions you need to ask yourself: 

1) What do you want to do?

2) What do you want to have?

3) Who do you want to be?


Having a clear vision of what you want in your life is the first step towards creating the life of your dreams. Anything is possible, you just have to set the intention to get what you want, by thinking about what you want and making it known to yourself. Once you are self-aware of your desires and goals in life, your brain will begin looking for the people, resources, and ideas that will support your life list. 

Be bold, love big, and live your adventure!


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Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you want to do something different, but don't know where to start? 

This little guide will help you get focused on what matters most now. Do the exercises and connect with me - [email protected]

You're awesome!