Purpose

 

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When you wake up every morning, what drives you? What is your purpose?

If you want to live a life enriched with love and happiness it begins with you, so  find your purpose and find your WHY.

It’s important to take steps daily to move forward, it’s not always going to be an easy road but if you know your purpose, And what drives and inspires you then you WILL improve your life.

Your why will pull you up when you’ve been knocked down and it will keep you fighting when you’re tired. I heard something this morning from one of my favourite speakers saying “don’t look back you’re not going that way, and when you get knocked down.. get back up”

If we know our purpose it will be the reason you keep on fighting for your dreams.. when it hurts, keep going.. for if we push through those tough times they will only make us STRONGER. Stay focused and do NOT loose sight of that.

Be the very best. Sacrifice, get up early & fight back.. you are FAR from ordinary.

Hard Work Pays Off

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I Had a conversation with someone today in which we spoke about our goals and how to be successful..this person was adamant that hard work doesn’t ALWAYS  pay off in the end. They told me that some people work themselves to the bone for years and it just never seems to pay off..

Its simple you guys, I responded by telling them that the reason it didn’t pay off was because they had no purpose, they continued to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results & they never saw success because they were comfortable consistently being average.

There are people in this world that work for years within a company but they never progress and they stay at the same level.. I genuinely cannot comprehend why anyone would want to settle and accept average. It’s so important to continue to grow in whatever field that you’re in and be the best at what you do! I understand not everyone has the same mentality as I do but why go through the motions and be like everyone else in this world?

Know WHY you do what you do & exactly what you want to achieve.. Don’t get stuck in the same routine leading to no where.

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Bettering yourself & Achieving Goals.

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Today I am headed to finalize plans for something i’m honored and excited to be a part of, in which I will post further details closer to date.

I have been really focusing on which path I want to go down and what steps I need to take to ensure I reach my goals, I think its important to take steps forward in bettering yourself.. some of the things I like to do daily is reflect and keep my goals in check.

Setting Goals
  1. Identify qualities you admire about yourself, self affirmation is key.  Find qualities that you admire in others also and figure out what is is that you want to learn by making plans and doing what you need to do to learn and grow in that particular field.
  2. Decide what you want to change whether circumstantial or within yourself.
  3. Identify your flaws. Think about the things that you don’t like about yourself and do what you can daily to work on these things. Realize we all have flaws, and that’s OK, no person in this world is perfect but If its something that you can change take steps daily/weekly/monthly to grow and become your best possible self.
  4. Get input – Network, get tips and advice from friends, family and influential people that you look up too. Outside perspective is important, its good to get advice from others.
  5. Start small, work up – Baby steps, write down your goals and what steps you need to take to achieve them.
  6. Decide on a timeline – Set dates that you want to achieve your goals by so you can keep yourself motivated and focused to achieve them.
  7. Follow through- Finally, don’t be distracted by external sources.. its normal to get sidetracked but remember WHY its important for you to achieve your goals and re focus – Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way of growing and being amazing! We are all meant to shine 🙂

 

Strength on dark days

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Some days will be easier than others, some days thoughts of our past arise & we need to accept, acknowledge and realise that it’s ok.

I think it’s important to let yourself feel  not only the good emotions but the bad in order for us that heal, also.. Instead of pushing away the pain of the past or hiding away from the struggle, let yourself be upset, let yourself cry and get angry if you must HOWEVER do NOT unpack and live there.

If we are in a constant state of feeling sorry for ourselves all we are doing is distracting from our progress of our future goals & aspirations.

My final thought is this, it is imperative to acknowledge our emotions however make sure to control them. Keep your head held high my friend and remember how far you’ve come and have to go! You are a warrior and nothing can break you.

Accept what is, let go of what was & have faith in what will be.

Whitworth Art Gallery

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Whenever possible, we need to step out of the box and create our very on our own adventures. 2 years ago, I decided to embark on my biggest adventure to date. I left my home country, Canada to move to the other side of the world Manchester. After going through hardships & one of (if not THE) the most challenging times in my life, the reason I decided to leave and doing so was inspired by the desire to grow as an individual and reclaim my sense of self.

Since leaving Canada I have found beauty in most everything that I see, each opportunity that arises & in each person that I have the pleasure of meeting.

Today my next adventure will be to step outside of the box & go to places i’ve never been before. I’m very excited to check out the “Whitworth Art Gallery” in Manchester. Famed for his repeated portraits of Marilyn Monroe, In this art museum i’m excited to check out some pieces by the famous pop artist Andy Warhol – the artist of the classic piece “ten Marilyns, in 1967” below..

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My Nightly Core Routine.

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Everything we do comes from the stability of our core. I learned this a many years ago when I first got into training and cheerleading. I knew that in order for me to be a good flyer, a good tumbler or a successful all round athlete having a strong core was imperative to my progression.

In essence, core stability means ‘stability of the spine’. Your core muscles are those in your stomach and back and ‘core strength’ is the ability to support your spine and keep your body stable and balanced. It is the strength that allows you to perform tasks effectively in everyday life.

Each night before I get into bed I do my core workout and I stretch. Not only are the benefits there physically but its more important for me to do this because It helps me to switch my brain off and relax from my day, along with that it genuinely helps me to sleep well.

Over my years of intense training I have found that what works (for me) & what gives me the best results when it comes to my core, is a simple yet effective routine. I usually run though this 2x however some nights I only do it once and I make sure I slow down and focus on the movements to maximize each exercise.

25 In & Outs

25 Mason Twists

25 V-Snaps

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25 Flutter Kicks

25 Heels To The Heavens

25 Mountain Climbers

& Repeat once more 😉

Are We Making Time or Making Excuses?

Making Time or Making Excuses?

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I think we have all been in a situation where we have made plans with a friend and last minute they cancel on us or are running late because “something came up” perhaps you make plans yourself to do something but change your mind because you’re too “tired”etc.  The more I think about this the deeper my conclusion becomes.  I think that if it is important to you, you will always follow through.

If someone wanted to speak to you they will speak to you, simple. It takes 2 seconds to read a text message and it doesn’t take much longer to reply. If you’ve made plans to go out with someone and they  continuously flake out, in my opinion, they just don’t see you as a priority. If someone is forever “busy” or “doesn’t have the time” that’s actually them telling you indirectly that your not important enough to share their time with you.

You may not realise you’re doing this but the next time you decide to make plans or arrange a phone call I think it’s important to remember this:

People make time for who and what is important to them. We show up for the people we care about. We remember to call someone if it is a priority & finally, We respect those who matter to us.

All of our time is valuable so make sure you Show Up, Call and have Respect.