Posts Tagged “happiness”

5 Key Traits That Lead You To Million Dollar Ideas

5 Key Traits That Lead You To Million Dollar Ideas

Pairs Well With…”Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.” – Unknown

“You know, you might be one of the happiest people I know.  You’re like…rainbows and sunshine…pretty much all the time.  Either that or you really keep up a good front, but I doubt it,” a friend said to me last week.  A handful of things, if I may:

  1. Let’s be honest. I don’t have the energy to carry on any sort of facade, especially for the entire three months we’ve been on our trip. Forcing yourself to be something other than what you are, or guarding yourself, is a waste of time. Plus, like the rest of the group I’m traveling with, I’m too busy managing my social medias. C’mon now.
  2. Rest assured, I have my coffee and middle fingers kind of days, too.
  3. I’ve discovered that my happiness lies in my work freedom, which has allowed me to enjoy live differently, but in a more fulfilling way. I get to be creative and design big ideas and collaborations day in and day out.  That’s my sweet spot.
  4. For the record, my friend, you forgot unicorn.  I’m like rainbows and sunshine, but you forgot unicorn.  (Next time.)

I (finally) devoted myself to self-reflection this week, something I promised I would do more of in Cambodia…when I’m not tied up playing tug-o-war over my purse, that is.  I thought about what it is I love so much about my path today, and ultimately, where I want to be at the end of Remote Year. Due to the fact that this question has already been posed by people both in and outside the program, I’ve been forced to think about it, and maybe that’s an okay thing.  I guess it’s good to have clear intentions and know what I’m working towards, right?  I don’t want to find myself in the middle of month twelve thinking, “What happened?” the same way Kanye’s been wondering what’s happened to his career.

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Presence & Purpose

Presence & Purpose

Pairs Well With…a reason for being + loving every day

At the age of six, I wanted to be a firefighter, at nine a writer, twelve a model, fifteen a performer, sixteen an actress and seventeen an entertainment lawyer.  These days, I’m a marketer (gone event planner, gone marketer, gone writer?!?!)

How many of us know what we want to be when we grow up?  In my experience, it seems as though very few of us knew what we were destined to do at an early age, and even less of us knew what we wanted to do once we finally graduated college.  But you know what? You’ve got to start somewhere, take chances on yourself, and figure the rest out at you go along.  I’m still making continuous career bob and weaves; I’m still figuring it out, but happy.

I wonder, are we ever 100% happy and satisfied with where we are in our lives?  

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A Love of Lists & A List of Loves

Pairs Well With… a Sharpie+ a notepad + creativity

Day to day, especially during the holidays, we find ourselves making lists: to-do lists, shopping lists, lists about lists, grocery lists and playlists.

Some of us get overwhelmed by them, resenting items in slots 8-10, those ones we want to put off indefinitely.  Then, there are people like me that thrive on, and live by, lists. They keep the crazy contained and provide a sense of accomplishment.  Each time an item gets checked off, it feels this:

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