Bill Gates grew up a little different than most of us. He came from an affluent family, went to leading-edge schools, and knew from the time he was a tot that he was good at math–not just good at math but a genius at math.
In the 7th grade, he took a statewide exam and scored better than anyone in the sate. Not just for 7th graders but 7th-12th graders. He had something special.
Figuring out what to do with your life is the ultimate challenge we all face. And the question comes at us again and again in every new stage of our life. When you don’t know the answer, it brings up all sorts of resistance—your fear, your frustration, your struggle, your confusion, your doubt. I get it because I’ve been there too!
I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who knew what they wanted out of life.
These heavenly themes weave through my ordinary mind—miracles, magic, and mysticism.
These heavenly themes weave through my ordinary mind. Miracles, magic, and mysticism pull at me from the mystery.
These heavenly themes weave through my ordinary mind. Miracles, magic, and mysticism pull at me. From the mystery, I can sense their siren’s call.
These heavenly themes weave through my ordinary mind. Miracles, magic, and mysticism pull at me.
Follow your bliss. This advice used to really piss me off. I would think to myself, “if I knew how to follow my bliss, don’t you think I’d be doing it.”
I was super frustrated and found myself spinning in circles trying to figure it out, but it’s way easier than I made it.
The secret most folks don’t know–Bliss hides in plain sight. It’s in the most random things and in ordinary places.
“What should I do?”
I get this question a lot from clients when they’re at a crossroads – unsure which way to go.
Most folks are looking for the neon arrow that will point them in the right direction.
Ironically, life isn’t going to tell us what to do. Why not? Because it’s here to serve us. Life likes to give us options.
As humans, we carry an innate ability to create.
I’ve been hearing lots of complaints from business owners, parents, and community leaders about the generation known as Millennials.
Millennials are entitled.
They don’t think they need to prove themselves.
They don’t want to put forth any effort.
They don’t want to earn their way.
The narrative about Millenials fascinates me since my generation (Generation X) embodied the opposite characteristics. We suffered from “not enoughness” or low self-esteem.
We have some things to talk about- things that you have been pondering, wondering, and searching for. You have a lot of questions about how life works, why you’re here, and what it all means. On top of those big questions that pull at you, you’re also juggling life as it comes. It’s a lot.
Here’s the thing…
The reason you feel this pull, the reason you have all these big and little questions about your life is that you are remembering who you truly are and it’s not what you previously thought.
Imagine yourself as an artist in the best studio available. There’s every color of paint you can imagine, canvases of all sizes, brushes, clay, metals, glass, any material you could want waiting for you to bring it to life.
You are given free rein to use everything available.
You can pick one medium and use it forever, or you can switch it up constantly. You can paint, or sculpt, or weld or sew.
As a little girl, one of my favorite places was my grandparents’ house. Every time I traveled an hour south of Memphis to visit them, I felt transported into a different world.
Every day at my grandparents was the perfect kid vacation, I loved spending summers at their house. During my visits, my grandma would make me huge home cooked breakfasts with steaming biscuits fresh out the oven, white gravy, scrambled eggs, and a big glass of milk.