Growth

When you look at the world as more than bottom lines and growth strategies you arrive at the true opportunities.

True opportunities offer space to create with abundance and share meaning beyond economics.

Work beyond the most common strategies and find a way to connect with the people you serve on a deeper level. Moving beyond the numbers and the surface level interaction offers true opportunities for growth.

Your Mornings

Your mornings belong to you.

Today may be the perfect day to set the tone for the rest of your week.

Clear the clutter and start your day with a meeting with yourself, two-hours of interrupted time for your art, or creating a list of pros and cons for your goals.

Don’t think about it. Get up and do it.

Your Time

Taking power over your schedule is one of the most significant steps toward achieving your goals.

Often, there is an ongoing battle between our obligations and and time for our art. And sometimes, the obligations win. They stress us out. They can force us into a creative funk.

Luckily, you run your calendar. Invert your day, schedule everything, even fun. I bet you’ll find a place for your creativity.

Working Smart

It will take tons of heart and diligence to conquer your next challenge.

The good thing is you’ve got more than enough heart and more than enough courage to make it through.

Stay focused and resilient as each step moves you closer to your goal.

You’ve got this. Keep working smart.

Photos and Journeys

I took some photos in a old yard this week.

It made me think of abandoned things and aging with grace.

I was never sure why we discard things or make things and leave them.

We tell ourselves stories to justify the separation then someone comes along and finds beauty in things we could never see ourselves.

A Little Pick Me Up

Your posts and your best art originate from the light inside you. Sharing, selectively and tactfully, on your social media page or on your blog maybe the perfect hobby to clear your mind and showcase your talent for introspection.

Don’t resist the urge to connect with new people and find clarity by building new and stronger spaces for communication with your loved.

Your art is your world; create a beautiful experience and don’t let anything hold you back.

Merits and Accolades

We often seek merits and accolades more than the tried and true journey of good, honest work.

It’s cool to glance into our crystal ball of expectations and wish our hardest to arrive at the pinnacle of our imaginative musings.

Visualizing can be a good strategy for conceiving your best accomplishments, but at some point, you’ll need to break-ground and clear the debris to make way for your new beginning.

Don’t settle into the notion your imagination will do the work of your hands. Connect your aspirations to your physical world and bring your best art into the world.

P.S. I’m in the final stages of getting my webseries done. The marketing phase isn’t my strongest discipline, but with a little ingenuity, I’m getting things done. I hope you’ve had a good week. Be brave; the day is yours.

Sunlight

The sunlight is our natural space. The grace of morning recaptures our greatest ambition and triumph looms on the horizon of our endeavors.

Some of our ambitions aren’t grand enough for our reality. Wake-up and go for your grandest dream. Time is a testament to the urgency of making the leap. We either remain the same or fulfill our greatest potential.

P.S. My photo shoot went well. I posted a few of the portraits on my IG account. My latest short is also on my portfolio site, and I get my feedback from my test audience this weekend. It’s been a busy month, but I’m enjoying the grind. Back to the hustle, sleep can wait.

The Good Things

Make time for yourself. The world is filled with opportunities to drive productivity, take on tasks, and complete another project.

Meanwhile, time for reflection and rebuilding is the scarce commodity. The good things rest in our choices. Whether we choose to burn at both ends, or discover the power of downtime, we must realize, both the day and night have their opportunities to flourish.

It may take some time to create your ideal schedule, but in doing so, you make space and time for the good things that may need more of your time and attention.

P.S. Stay connected and focused as you take on new and exciting adventures. I’m conducting a photoshoot today. Sharing, if I get something blog worthy. Also, rough cuts of my web series are with my test audience. Awaiting feedback. Eager to get things ready for the world. Keep hustling, the day is yours.

Transcend

I commonly work 18 hours a day. Six are for my dreams, 2 are for meals, 2 are for driving, and leisure. The other 8 hold up my world. I’ll never grow frustrated with this circumstance, the gift of purpose overshadows this challenge.

It’s easy to grow satisfied with the hustle to manifest your dream, but often, we never take inventory of our progress and human connections along the way. We’re so interested in the next move. We forget the simple things that are most important.

Take a breath to remember where you are. The world is vast. The air sustains us. Breathe often. Breathe with purpose. Breathe, because, of all the things we do, our next breath is literally the most important task of all.

Photo by Martin Adams

P.S. The world is a beautiful place. Don’t forget the landscape, the pebbles, the alleys, and the small places have the best inspiration. Still editing my webseries and putting the pieces together to make the project whole.