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Writer’s Block Over And Done With

I’m back! Now that was the longest case of writer’s block I’ve encountered in a while. I almost feel guilty for it although I refuse to post content unless I’m absolutely certain that it’s great reading material.

In the past month there was a lot of change, thinking and inner work being done. I wasn’t sure what to share so I let myself stay quiet and process it until I could find the right way and time to express myself..

In a span of a month I have started a cutting edge transformational coaching program, got elected to be a Live Your Legend Meetup Host and got offered a position at a wonderful agency where I will embody an entirely new role for myself. It’s been exciting and terrifying to say the least.

Good things have started to manifest and I’m not sure exactly what and who is the cause since I started doing all this inner work at the same time. Last month, I started reading Lissa Rankin’s The Fear Cure, The Game of Life And How to Play It, Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, exercising more regularly, following Carl  Harvey in THE BIG LIFE, researching more and focusing on what I want.

These actions taken over time synergized together to create better outcomes in the long run. Personal Development rockstar Jeff Olson would call this “The Slight Edge” which is the power of taking consistent positive actions over time.

I started reading these books and learning about the Law of Attraction because negative patterns have been repeating themselves over the years and I realized that I had to start doing things differently, thinking differently and talking differently. Essentially, I HAD TO DO EVERYTHING DIFFERENTLY if I wanted more. So there’s my welcome back from the dead and I’ll be covering more of my findings in the following post.


So glad to be back and thanks for reading!

Making The Right Kind Of Investments In Yourself

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I managed to buy a $500 ticket to the annual World Domination Summit for Summer 2015 just a few hours ago! For those of you who don’t know what WDS is, I’ll explain:

It is an annual gathering of interesting people (who are doing great things or destined for great things) from all over the world. It takes place in Portland, Oregon and thousands of people come for an immersive experience in life, work, and travel. The four-day event consists of main-stage events with keynote speakers, many of which have delivered TED Talks; workshops that focus on specific topics, and lots of meetups, parties, and informal engagement. It was founded by Chris Guillebeau, the author of The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit. The event’s slogan is “living a remarkable life in a conventional world.”

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WDS bings the world’s movers and shakers together

This was a good investment because I know the importance of environment and “putting the right people in your corner.”

Another way that I re-framed it was thinking about how much I could spend in less meaningful activities:

  1. $200 for a 3-day festival in which most attendees are partying and under the influence of (insert here)
  2. $200 for a 1-time Skydiving experience
  3. $500 for 1 week at Burning Man or a few days at Coachella where most people are also under the influence
  4. Or $500 for a weekend of irresponsible spending on “fun” which many young people in New York City are in danger of doing under specific circumstances

I’m in no way condemning the people who choose these activities, I’m saying that they aren’t necessarily good for networking or have a high return on investment. I am prepared to feel uncomfortable now so I can experience the rewards later.

I know it won’t happen until this coming July but I have already been working on surrounding myself physically and virtually with people who bring me up and encourage growth in NYC and through the Live Your Legend community. I even managed to arrange a mini-LYL meet-up in Manhattan. I met two lovely ambitious ladies who are just as determined as I am to make a dent in the world. We also provided important knowledge to each other about other do-good groups and people.

I have to thank Scott Dinsmore for bringing this yearly event, and many other “movers and shakers,” to my attention. If it weren’t for Live Your Legend’s online tools, articles, and group participation, I wouldn’t have known about Jonathan Fields, Simon Sinek, Blogging or Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.

I just realized that the author of the book I’ve been enjoying is also the founder and ringleader of the World Domination Summit! Things in my world are finally starting to connect and come full circle!

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It’s a great feeling when all the stuff one has gone through starts to make sense. For a while there I felt like I was running in-place. I wonder if others have felt similarly.

Moreover, Chris’ Happiness of Pursuit is about his quest to visit every country in the world before the age of 35 and about the many other “questers” he met along the way. Through his interviews with hundreds of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, he reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.

I’m very excited about what’s to come.

Stumbling Over Rocks Much?

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Good Afternoon Everybody!

That’s what lead me to search, read, seek guidance, find some answers, and finally to start writing here-stumbling over many rocks in my journey. I’m sure many can relate, whether they be minor setbacks or large ones. We all believe that OUR problems or (better said) “challenges” are a big deal. To give you some much needed validation, they are! Because YOUR world is the only world YOU know! What I’ve learned from experience and my readings is that it is critical that we take the control away from our surroundings and learn to wield it ourselves to avoid “reacting” to life and, instead, to act in an intentional way.

Believe me, this has been a challenge for a while, despite my obsession  with reading books on reaching personal success and potential. I also think that my tendency to react ultimately led to the premature loss of my last job. There’s a silver lining to this occurrence, I was miserable in this job! Ironically enough, when I was called in to get the news, I didn’t fight for it. I literally imagined a mischievous cheshire cat smile because it was my chance to really get going. I’ve been needing a BIG, GOOD, SWEEPING change for a few years now and that’s why I’m preparing to leave perfect sunny SoCal and the familiarity of my home county.

-Nicole