the year of you, day 46

Monday, February 15, 2021

Meditation Music: Balance: Liquid Mind –

Question: What is a belief you were raised with that you now disagree with?

Answer: I remember when I was younger that I was told that I shouldn’t ask for help. As a black male, if you asked for help, that’s a sign of weakness – and that the help may not have always been there to move you forward in life. For many years, And it’s a shame, because I spent a long time trying to figure things out myself. Most of the time, things worked out okay, but every now and then, there were times of struggle. And If I bothered to ask for help, things would have been SO much easier. Luckily, as I got older (probably around my mid 40’s), I started to ask for help – and boy did my life change after that! And because of that change in mindset, I’ve been able to accomplish even more than I could have imagined. For example, I always had a dream to publish something – articles, books, videos, etc. – that others would read. Although I started this blog a while ago, it wasn’t what I considered publishing. For my work performance plan for 2020-21, I challenged myself to get at least one article published by the end of the year. Writing was not the problem…finding someone to edit was always my issue, trusting someone’s judgment on my writing was hard. And then my dear, dear friend Robin stepped up and volunteered to help edit my work – and since August, I’ve had 4 articles published! And now I’m motivated to write a book! Just by asking for help, it just made life so much easier. I haven’t been paid for these articles, but that’s okay…at least I know that someone finds my words valuable. I’m so fortunate to have such wonderful friends like Robin M in my life, that’s for sure.

The next time you’re struggling, just ask for help. You’ll be thankful in the long run, trust me on that one!

Other Stuff

This morning for my long walk (indoors on my treadmill), I wanted watch something that would life my spirits. So, I decided to get on Disney+ this morning and watched the movie “Coco.” If you haven’t seen the movie, I would say that it’s a must see. If dreams and family is important to you, this movie addresses both really well. Here’s the trailer for the movie:

It’s such a refreshing story about remembering the ones who came before you, as well as pursuing something that makes your soul and your heart sing. It’s why I do Life Design Catalyst work – when I get to share it with others, it truly makes my hear sing.

As I thought more about the movie, it made me think about my legacy – more specifically, how do I want to be remembered? Once I’m gone from this world, will I be remembered for what I’ve done and/or the impact I’ve made – or will I just drift off into ??? When I turned 50, my mind turned to how I wanted to be remembered. If it’s something that you’ve thought about (or currently thinking about), check out these two articles:

For me, I just want to know that I fulfilled my mission to change lives, one person at a time. What about you?


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