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Morning’s & Evening’s

This week we would like to focus on controlling both your morning and your evening. From reading several articles and listening to numerous podcast’s, we would like to summarize our thoughts of a productive day. When waking up we must always begin our day in a proactive mode and not a reactive mode. Meaning stop checking emails, social media, text messages, missed calls/voicemails, etc. when you first wake up in the morning. Failure to do so will have you distracted on what you had prepared to get accomplished today because your mind would be focused on responding to others allowing you to use energy on matters that aren’t important now. Next is visualizing your success. Whether that is meditating, looking out the window, reading a book, or taking a shower, close your eyes and imagine yourself excelling and being the best you. Put yourself in situation where you shine, visualizing the best possible outcome. For others where closing their eyes and visualizing isn’t their strong suit, try jotting tasks down with pen and paper. We guarantee one of those two methods shall work in the long-run.

Throughout the afternoon and evening take incremental breaks when working on important task. This keeps you from getting bored and losing focus, increasing your brain’s function at the same time. It also forces you to reevaluate what you’re working on, ensuring that you’re going in the right direction. There is so much more to explain, but to keep it brief we would like to end it with optimizing your body. Eat, drink, breath and exercise every now and then to keep your body healthy and hydrated to perform during long hours. Remember without our bodies, we won’t get anything done, so take care of it.



Forums

This week we would like to focus on forums. This means a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular topic can be exchanged. We believe that forums or the act of genuine conversations have somewhat faded in our realm (fashion, architecture, sports, science, education, etc.) and more generic communication has saturated our DM’s and comment sections all over the internet. Studies show that internet forums have a positive impact on life satisfaction and lead to increased involvement in communities outside the confines of the online world. Now if we all can come together to solve problems, elaborate on ideas, challenge our thoughts, and collaborate on projects, there wouldn’t be a mental pyramid of who’s better than who. For instance, if we viewed a creative individual on social media that just showcased their latest project(s), then it would be interesting to have a knowledgeable and positive conversation in the comment section critiquing one’s work and reading each other’s opinions on why they like or dislike it. Rather than placing tons of emojis and generic “that’s dope” or “this is fire” comments just to saturate that section for the creator. Remember it’s not about the quantity of the comments, it’s about the quality of them.

Our team believes that this act of exchanging ideas and views on a particular topic can not only uplift and motivate everyone’s creative energy, but it can also have a huge impact on our future as we travel and meet other creative individuals. Learning from different cultures and receiving key viewpoints from peers will help you build your own legacy.


Thoughts, Words, Actions

This week we would like to focus on thoughts, actions and words. As we all are aware, thoughts are the root to any and every big idea that has been created and for future creations. Our mind is our most powerful tool known to man. We must treat all of our thoughts with respect and have full control of them at all times. Whether it’s controlling our mood, our ideas, our team or our audience, we must navigate them in the proper manner to achieve full success and happiness throughout our journey in life. Whether or not we are conscious of it, our minds are always working.  Every thought we have is an energetic impulse which is constantly creating who we are and the circumstances within our lives.  This means that we are each participating in the awesome process of creation with each and every thought that we have!  Creation is not only something which has already happened – it is the eternal moment-to-moment manifestations of our thinking.

Now your wasting your breath and time if all you do is talk about your ideas with no action towards them. Action allows something imaginary become reality. Understand that there is no correct or wrong 1st step to take action towards your goals in life. Each positive action will manifest another one just like a domino effect and soon enough you will be checking off that goal on your list. the sooner you realize that no one else will do this for you the quicker you will improve your life. Personal responsibility is essential to improve and control your own life. Without that what you want will stay a dream or a sporadic activity/dabbling that leads to pretty much nothing in the long term.

Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Considering the ‘powerful force’ of the words we utter, we must discipline ourselves to speak in a way that conveys respect, gentleness and humility. One of the clearest sign of a moral life is right speech. Perfecting our speech is one of the keystones of mature people. Before speaking take a few moments to contemplate what you will say and how you will say it; while considering the impact they will have on the listener/s. Our words tell our story and that story lives on forever.


Vocation

This week we would like to focus on the term vocation. Meaning, what we desire to be participating in everyday for a living and contributing our purpose in life. If you have a purpose in life, you have everything. Everyone has a unique life mission. The dream of what “might be” is more important than the record of what “has been.” The way to get your purpose is to focus on what you want to be, consider what you want to do and consider the values and principles upon which your character and contributions are based. Once your purpose to found, the next step is providing a service to help others. Instead of trying to become a person of status, try to become a person of value. And the way to do that is by helping others. Mission comes alive only to service—the idea of caring for others.

The whole concept of good business is based on providing the customer with products or services that will help that customer achieve his or her goals. Successful businesses go the extra mile to help out their customers. Likewise, in your job, if you have the attitude of working to help your company get what it wants or needs, you will succeed in your career. When we help another, we help ourselves, we find meaning, and our satisfaction soars.


Connecting More, Networking Less

This week we would like to focus on “connecting more and networking less.” While listening to the ‘Beyond the To-Do List’ podcast featuring Scott Gerber he states, “The idea of networking has fundamentally shifted from its initial core idea of people building authentic relationships to only focusing on personal gain, making relationships transactional or handing out hundreds of business cards hoping it lands to the right person.” By thinking on short terms wins rather than long-term values, it will have you taking shortcuts that aren’t allowing you to progress in life. More importantly, we must understand that less is more. Building ten strong bonds is more powerful than trying to build a hundred transactional relationships. The net-worker is a vanity metric.

The connector on the other hand is simply a community builder. Curating a small amount of creatives and like-minded individuals allows each person to diligently learn from one another, build off of strengths and weaknesses and collaborate on projects to help each other grow. This is a friction-less environment. Building real estate off of smart intentions for common goals and aspirations keeps that humanity and simplicity. Allow your community to have voice rather than your community listen to one voice.  

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