Weeks ago, a simple last task would leave my ego and integrity bruised and a little hurt. Show up to a federal facility, and take a physical fitness test. Easy...right? No. I'd be called 2 days ahead of showing up for my appointment and told I was not cleared to enter the facility. On top of that, when I was dispatched through to the "gate keeper," (security officer)he left me with little to no information to get passed the gates. He would advise me on my infractions in my background, and because of them I would not clear. Right away, I asked which one was keeping me from my entry? Nothing was specific and he'd go on to say, "you can write an appeal...in that appeal I want you to tell me why I should allow you on to my installation." Well, fuck... no template...no DD- form..no MLA...just write and send supporting evidence, without knowing which or what he was talking about?. This literally drove me nuts for like a week. What was the right answer? Why was everything so vague? What was this guy's agenda? I asked everyone I knew. I sourced all sources. No one had an answer. I wrote that damn paper. I was so proud of it, too! The reply..."denied." Still!
I had rescheduled my appointment weeks ago for tomorrow, anticipating I'd be cleared by now. Nothing was like before. No one called saying, I could not enter. I called the facility, they had nothing stating otherwise. I was told to call the "gate keeper," and varify. A sudden fear set in... I didn't want to face this guy. He attacked my integrity and just wasn't cool. I had to check all possible ends. I called...no answer(thank God). I left a message, it was not returned.
So, as for right now... I'm left with no choice than to risk the couple hour drive and try to pass "go." This is my last task, in completion of my hire packet. Facing the unknown...is something I seriously hate. Fingers crossed🤞No fear. Never quit
Everything has a solution. X = ?
Now go find it. Stop complaining and solve the problem. Life is just like any other game. Just very complex and intricate. Endless lessons. Endless learning. Stop complaining that the game is challenging you. You’re getting distracted. Once you realize this and focus on solutions, solutions, solutions, then you start to really play this game. If your objective is HAPPINESS, then this is the only way. Just a heads up though, it will take time to change your mindset so be patient with yourself. Step 1: start being mindful and catch yourself complaining... if you do that, you are on your way. DM me for step 2 😜😜🤟🏼🤟🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️ #mindset#life#parenting#effort#happy#changeisslow#patience#problemsolve#love#levelup
[2/2] But little to my knowledge, an hour went by as I sat there in stillness in front of Buddha (which really is just a reflection of the true self in that moment). I felt tons of emotions melt away, I had been carrying this emotional weight on my back and could feel it lightening as I just sat in his presence. I felt source energy coming through me, washing away anything that was heavy. Just reaffirming that I was safe. That I was loved and my core essence is nothing less than that. I could feel pulsing in my hands and feet. I felt so incredibly grateful for this journey. After I leave the temple, I decide to get a foot massage to put me back in my body after such a powerful experience. I ask for the WiFi password to “feel connected” again- but my phone stops working. No button worked. (Nothing had spilled on it, I had not dropped it and it’s in fine condition). I tried a few more times but could not even power it off and on. Again, I could have freaked out but decided to be present and figure it out later. I knew how to get back home which was all that was necessary to know. Anyhow my massage became 10x better when I stayed present and “connected” to what was in front of me- and not to something I thought would bring me joy (my phone and social media of course). The universe is really playing me with me today and all I could do is laugh back - after all as Yogananda says “You are on this earth to entertain and to be entertained”😆😉 #goodtimes (oh and my phone immediately starting working back in the room when I truly needed it to look up directions, but definitely listening to the message to completely turn off as needed when I want to connect to just me 🙃
Do you have anxiety around public speaking? Does it slow you down and prevent you from growing your career, because you won't do that presentation or give that talk or go to that networking event?
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"Whirlwind" part of my " No Adults Allowed" series. The titles usually have more than one meaning - this one references the feeling of the spiral and the time in which I made it. I was wrapped up in a whirlwind of a romance ( and if you look closely you can see the chalk heart drawn in the background). This romance changed my life in many ways - taking me to Belgium, expanding my life , adding parts to my character and soul. Today I had to get inventive and figure out how I will hang it on a system for the upcoming show I'm having @belcham_us with Daniela Vezzoler in two weeks. These give you a look at the #solution ( D-rings added to a cleat mount). #life it makes you #learn#adapt and #problemsolve#artistslife#kunst#fineartphotography#kunstfotografie@stephaniemanasseh
History shows us the power of human ignorance. At least, that's what historian Yuval Harari says.
By studying the past, Harari has learned an important lesson for the future: "...we should never underestimate human stupidity." He says "it's one of the most powerful forces in the world." On the subject of humanity's future alongside technological advancements, Harari said history has shown that such developments have the power to change the world but are "never deterministic" on their own.
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It doesn’t matter how much effort you put into something, occasionally there is a bump in the road. You can be stalled by the bump, sit and stress and let it hold you back, or you can find a way around it.
At 2pm yesterday, just as I was sitting down to write 4 new articles for magazines, I got a phone call.
It’s my first MeTreat this weekend and the hotel was calling me to say they had to cancel the event. This has been four months in the planning.
Initial mode was sheer panic. Oh my god, my guests are coming from as far as Ireland! I can’t let them down.
Then solution mode kicks in. I have a problem to solve. I can sit and fret or I can make it happen.
An hour later I had a new venue secured a mile away from the current one, bedroom upgrades and additional extras in the rooms to make up for the inconvenience.
I contacted my ladies with trepidation, really not wanting to upset their equilibrium and was amazed at their understanding.
MeTreat is more about the content than the venue and I’ll make it a worthwhile experience for them all.
Sometimes the universe sends us little tests and it’s how we respond that’s important. ..