I stood outside this man’s house for 15 minutes waiting for him to open the door. I read a blog about “Florence’s best kept secrets” where I came across this artist who made personalised souvenirs out of an euro coin. I walked for close to two hours tracking his house-cum-workshop down. The blog did say that he sometimes just didn’t open the door while at other times you’d witness the miracle of him melting the coin before you to make something beautiful out of it. Well, he didn’t open the door for me. I guess I’ll just have to go there again, and hopefully before he kicks the bucket 🙈 Will I go to hell for this? • March, 2018 •
#Dreaming big with that making sure to be #unique#different comes with a most #painful#path.
Towards reaching the destination you will face #rejections#failures#fakepromises#scams#takingforgranted etc again n again n again on such a scale that everyone around you will loose the believe in you. Most painful be when one you love most and for whom you are doing it will loose the faith with you putting all your penny in it.
But that is the time when real test begins and you need to keep going because it's your dream and no one believe and fight for it like you are going to do it. Don't give up keep grinding with #wontstaydown attitude till you reach it. In the end it all be worth it and get you back more. - #AmeyZingSarang
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Learn to accept #Rejections nomatter how hard it is !!!!
Expansion can only happen if we actually achieve desires, otherwise we are atrophied where we are. We have no new platform from which to expand and that does not benefit the universe at all. The universe only experiences expansion when you have a new platform of perspective based on having lined up with and lived out your desires. This means, you are not meant to come here to be disappointed and the universe doesn’t want you to be disappointed because being disappointed does not serve the universe’s best interests. You are meant to experience every single thing you want to experience in your lifetime. A great many of us on this earth expect disappointment in our lives. We live painful lives of constriction. And the restriction we suffer from is the restriction of joy. We do not let ourselves get our hopes up. In fact, we do not let ourselves feel positive emotion because feeling positive emotion makes us feel vulnerable to hurt. We feel a kind of familiar, safe comfort when we are feeling negative emotional states, like depression, because when we feel that way, we can be certain that there is no further to fall and so we will not experience the fall of disappointment. Those of us, who expect disappointment, panic when things are looking up. We are always looking for the negative in every situation so we don’t get blindsided by it. We experience love as a kind of nostalgia. We miss the object of our love before the object of our love is even gone. We feel the most powerless and desperate when things go well for us, because we live our lives according to the belief that the universe is out to get us and “the higher they rise, the harder they fall”. #instagram#writersofinstagram#iwritesinsnottragedies#rejections#instagrammer#darkness#sadness#watchandobserve#literaturefanatic#allin#shimla#kullu#devbhoomihimachal#kullumanali#shimlahills#anger#emotionalabuse#lifeisstrange#life#nomore9to5 # #unchain#freedom#emotionalintelligence#followyourheart 🌘
#Be Intentional. My Letter to Fresh Graduates
Life will not give you what you deserve but what you decide. I was not an expert in most things I do after my degree education in Akure but I was Hungry for Success. I had made up my mind not to be sleeping at home after graduation, so I graduated November 29 in Akure and moved to Lagos December 5 same year.
#I was very excited to be in Lagos staying with my brother who overfeeds me just to celebrate my big achievement in FUTA. The same thing, I told my brother that I hate to be idle and need to get something doing with my hands. He obliged and keep sending my CV to friends. Spectranet wants an IT person, I applied but was rejected since I had studied forestry. I sent my application to another company that day and got rejected again. I keep sending my CV out and at some point I realized I have my CV sent to over 60 companies in Lagos.
#Rejections are part of life so I wasn't discouraged by all the disappointment. I got an interview review with an educational consultancy firm after several attempts, I went for the interview and even performed better than other folks. I was rejected, you know why - I had no NYSC. I kept applying to other places, I applied as an intern to Realtor but got rejected again. Fast forward to 2 month's after, I saw Flutter wave open call and I tried it; I made it to the online interview stage and I was so happy as the test I took online challenged my Brain Power and assessed my Critical thinking skills outside the four walls of the classroom/forestry. I lost the Flutterwave Job at the final stage. So I was tired but I didn't give up. I had applied to over 70 companies and was roaming from streets to Streets in Lekki, Ikeja, Victoria Island like my life was dependent on it.
#On a good day, I received a call to start work with Wemove Technologies Ltd in Lagos as a Marketing Rep after all the attempts through a big boss we graduated together in the same University. I started my new job and learnt alot because I was Hungry for Success.
[LONG AND VULNERABLE POST] Now reminiscing about the good times is nice and all but everything isn't always so sweet. Sometimes we have to be honest about the realities that blindside us.
In 2017, I got married to the love my life, completed my Masters degree a semester early, moved to Dallas to join my husband and was so excited for that new season in my life....until I was hit with unemployment...HARD!! I am talking over 8 months of unemployment. It felt like no recruiter was checking for me and it was bad enough that I felt lonely in a new city that I didn't know many people in apart from my husband and in-laws.
It was scary to think that this could go on for a very long time and you have no idea when it will end.
I was depressed beyond belief! It was a huge blow to the ego knowing that I had such an exciting undergrad and graduate experience filled with many opportunities only to feel left out and lost only months later. What should be an exciting time in my life with so many new changes turned to be one of the most difficult periods in my life. ◾
I felt bad that my husband always came back home to a sad wife and it made me feel like I wasn't being there for him as he was for me. Thank God for my husband and in-laws for reminding of my faith and showing me that God has a plan greater than I could imagine!
A few months into my unemployment, I decided that I wasn't going to sit around and stay sad. I needed to find enjoyment in between these applications. I went on Youtube and found some sewing tutorials as I always wanted to learn and sewed my first clutch by hand, and then a tank top.
I decided I wanted to blog about my creative experience teaching myself how to sew as well as my spiritual growth so I created the blog www.createandpray.com! My in-laws saw my interest in sewing and bought me my first sewing machine which I love sooo much!! Between sewing and blogging, it helped remind me of the creativity I was blessed with and that I am so much more than a rejection! ◾
[To be continued...]
#SH286 – I think most of us can relate to this quote. Most of the #SelfMade people that I draw inspiration from have been through numerous #rejections, criticisms, and humiliation. They have been humiliated by their own people...their family people...their loved ones. Till the very end of his life, #SteveJobs used to say, “You know what...I was fired from my own company”. Like him, there are many. By nature, human beings don’t evolve...they don’t learn...they don’t grow...until that is the ONLY option given to them. Let me clarify...by growth...I don’t mean getting 10-15% salary increment every year...and moving one step up in the hierarchy every 3-4 years...and if you don’t get it with one employer then you change the loyalty and move to another employer. That’s...that’s not growth. #Growth is when your work is making a positive impact in the life of at least thousands of people...if not millions or billions. When you reach the pinnacle of your chosen profession. As someone said, “If you choose to be an author, you must be one among the top-10 most read authors of all time, like, #WilliamShakespeare, #LeoTolstoy, Mark Twain, #AynRand, etc”. When life is putting you through grind...don't panic...don't give-up. Your life has a purpose. #SanjeevHimachali