LIFE | “Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change”
I was on a date and got asked, how on earth my life unfolded like it did! With launching an app, hosting international retreats, participating in a decathlon, connecting with all types of people. Kinda stumped at the moment had to think about changes and shifts I made in life. So finally I have a response. Reflected in Bali. Here it goes..
ASK, ASK, ASK-BE A CURIOSITY KILLER!
I was always a curious kid & clearly nothing has changed. Recently I REALLY started asking all the questions (even the vulnerable ones) about business, relationships, life, with friends, etc. Asking for the donation/investment. Asking for help without shame. Asking intentions. Asking myself what I wanted in life. But more importantly asking even when I thought I would be denied or possibly hurt by an answer, but hey, at least I wasn’t curious anymore.
Epiphany...sometimes no answer is the best answer. Take it as you may. .
DO IT SCARED!
Ooo-wee! Yasss! Opportunities have come my way this year and feeling <50% ready pushed myself to take action! Why? The opp aligns with my goals and it’s a challenge (I’m not competitive at all) but seriously, who ever feels 100% ready? If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you, nor get you on the goal digging fast track. .
DROP THE EGO!
Ego! It can be paralyzing or a positive driving factor, but in my case I had to drop my ego of publicly failing, getting messy or even the appearance that entrepreneurship is easy. This year has got messy at times, goals not met, made tons of mistakes, but hell I’m human and not afraid to fail no matter who sees. And thanks for the reminder @amandaoburke@lizettelobpries@nightlight72@peque_says .
Women that inspire me 3/3: Norma Jeane. “The most photographed person of the 20th century.” One of which decades later makes a beautiful cover of my journal.
Coming from an unstable upbringing with several different foster families, father unknown, mother hospitalised, Marilyn Monroe found her way to success by constantly pushing herself to do her best, taking on coaches to guide her and taking on roles that terrified her. She is said to have been shy and insecure yet that did not stop her. She built on her skills and kept going. She made a world known name for herself. Though her life was short her name still lives on... and on. .
...However, this is not the main reason why her journey through life motivates me. She lived in a time when superfeminine women weren’t meant to be smart. Rather the opposite. How she was portrayed on screen was as a stereotype that did not fit her real character. Isn’t it funny how media could create whatever image they chose of a celebrity... and that is the way the world would see them. So my question is... What is fame and success if you aren’t being seen and loved for who you really are? // Playing a character will burn you out < vs > Being yourself unapologetically is empowering. Do you. ✌🏽 xx