What Are You Holding?

What Do People Hold

At times we all forget what we may be clinging onto or things that have happened in the past that affect the way we go about life. Holding onto ideas, people, or qualities can be a good thing, but too much of anything always ends up resulting in bad situations or addictive behaviors.

As part of a healing exercise I have learned that one of the best ways of learning about yourself and how to apply problem-solving techniques for yourself is to list what you hold onto.

If you can come up with a list of ways you hold onto things and why you do it is a very liberating experience. For example if you write down what you are doing now, what you are with-holding yourself from doing, what you’re avoiding, why you’re avoiding things, and asking yourself what you really want, it is a terrific exercise.

Here is my own sample piece…

Where Are You Holding?

  • I am holding onto security and people I feel comfortable with.
  • I am holding onto the idea that education is only defined by a piece of paper or classroom environment.
  • I am holding onto the idea that I always have to be in a hurry and that I can’t slow down.
  • I am holding onto fear and taking chances.
  • I am holding still in order to explore what is truly possible if I take matter into my own hands.
  • I am holding back from helping others to live up to their true potential in order to build and create a beautiful universe.
  • I am holding onto the idea that I must become an expert in many different fields rather than focusing on certain fields and areas or niches. I should give other experts more of my personal time in order to learn from them.
  • I am holding onto an idea that I should try and know all sorts of answers but rather I should be more humble and avoid acting like I know magical answers to unknown questions.
  • I am holding onto the idea that success is defined by SIMPLY by money.
  • I am holding onto the idea that I can’t become wealthy or successful at a young age, simply because society and school teaches me so.
  • I am holding back from taking risks and gambles, primarily due to the fact that I am afraid of falling on my face, going broke, or losing hard-earned money.
  • I am holding onto new ideas and possibilities rather than taking action upon them.

There you go!

By doing this exercise or brainstorming why you hold onto things or asking yourself why you are the way you are, you learn a lot. Sometimes you have to weigh the similarities with the differences, and the differences with similarities and BOOM look what you might find.

Always explore and always release yourself from certain things. Being attached or holding onto something for too long is never healthy. In order to build resistance you have to learn how to let go and you also have to learn how to let in.

Life is short, but it is also sweet. Life can be a slice of whole wheat bread or life can be a slice of key lime pie, it’s all up to you! Life is a steady process of becoming something and combining strengths and weakness’s. Often times we can look at other people and we can even trade our traits and characteristics in order to build and create the impossible.

What the world really needs is people who are not afraid to live and not afraid to dream. Keep exploring until you have found out what’s really holding you back. Once you find what’s holding you back let it go and let it be. Then find a way in which you can fix the problems that you might be facing.

Nobody should ever let anything distract them from the end result of their personal pursuits. Sit down and begin to gain some insight on what it is that you need to do.

Grow your propositions, build your engines, receive feedback, and collaborate your ideas in order to innovate. Cheers to building a better future and the pursuit of your personal will!

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Why It’s Time To Develop Some Talent


For too long I have lived my life thinking I was living for some sort of race. The fact is life is not a race, and their is no definitive finish line.

The most important aspect is to develop skills especially learning maturity and learning how to operate in an efficient manner without disruption. It is strange to think, but if you can learn how to do something even if you don’t know how to do something you have agility.

If you can develop your talents around what makes you happy, you can become golden. I believe everyone looks for certain ways to try and make themselves happy or other people happy. Through this wild pursuit, we can go wild in thought and even far in miles. By digging deep and reaching far, we all make new discoveries and we see past blindfolds and illusions.

I have found that what we all truly want is to be happy and content. If you look at separation and cooperation these are both  powerful feelings.

Emotions are healthy and they are something that we all share. Emotions can often be translated into whatever talents a person might hold. These emotions contain energies and these energies can be used to build and construct beautiful creations, however you must first nurture your talents.

The greatest feelings are to be truly happy, passionate and creative. With the ever-changing world around us, being joyful and spreading wealth through compassion and kindness is super important.

I believe anyone can do anything, but it is a matter of training your personal mindset. Not everyone has patience or dedication, which are two requirements for training your mindset or transitioning your mindset.

The power inside the mind can be released but it is all up to the individual. Clearing and surfacing your subconscious, conscious, and unconscious mindsets lead to interesting discoveries.

So many people get caught up in things that don’t really matter to them, or take on tasks that don’t truly satisfy their inner-being. It is only through searching that we discover and find the jewels of life. Direction and Passion go hand in hand.

Releasing the greatness of human capability comes down to critical thinking and sound judgement. Personal knowledge is accumulated through time and practice. If you do not have the patience to learn and translate your learning into practice, not much will be accomplished.

Finding meaning and presenting meaning are critical characteristics. Develop your talents, become a leader, be an introspector, and become a tenacious fighter. Invention always will occur so utilize your personal talents.

Now is the time for action. Anyone can help instill social, political, and economical upheaval. If you are ambitious join the world of invention and freelancing.

If you never try something new, you will never know what you are capable of doing. If you find things that need to be done or fixed, then do it for yourself or others.

Why should anyone cut the strings on their own personal potential? Anything that holds true worth depends upon searching and learning!

How To Do Simple Cooking

Simple Cooking

Although cooking for yourself takes time and energy out of your day, it can be a pleasurable experience. If you enjoy eating and I believe that most people do, you can make it fun. I must say though it is definitely helpful if you cook when you’re not starving, cause this can be uncomfortable indeed.

Personally, I like to eat healthy and stay away from processed foods as much as possible so I do like to utilize fresh veggies and do a lot of stir fry’s. Cooking on the pan is pretty simple, all you need is some healthy oil such as olive oil or coconut oil, my two personal favorites. In addition, you need a fine knife and some cutting boards. The knives and cutting boards are a wise investment as it allows you to finely chop, dice, and mince your veggies or meats just as you would like.

Picking the right pan to cook on is important as well, I understand some people like non-stick since they believe it is convenient, however some pans have harmful chemicals that one should be aware of such as PFOA. More can be read on this site… http://lowfatcooking.about.com/od/healthandfitness/a/nonstickpans.htm.

I like cast iron pans, but these pans are heavy and they can be a pain to clean up, so if you are generally a hurried person, who doesn’t like to take time to clean this pan may not be suited for you.

I understand that cooking takes time and you often have to run to the grocery store, but cooking for yourself is one of the best and most efficient ways of saving money. It always boggles my mind, as to how much money people actually spend going out to eat. If you can teach yourself how to be a good chef, you can begin to thrive and save money.

Also cooking simple meals will make you much healthier, in essence this leads to a much happier life and it’s often fun to cook for others! Becoming a better chef in the kitchen is a good skill to have. By developing cooking skills it symbolizes that you are able to cook for yourself and others, translating to the fact that you’re a dependable person.

Although cooking is a pain for some people and some people are clueless in the kitchen, it is never too late to try and learn how to cook.  After all, everyone has to eat and feed themselves. A great way to save money, have fun, and live simply, is to try some simple cooking.

I’m pretty sure just about every human-being loves food, it is one of the great treasures that life provides  us. Cooking can be a fun hobby and a good way to eat healthy. When you pick the right foods and cook for yourself, it is a great way to turn away from unhealthy processed foods that make you feel sick!

How To Make Money In The Creation Economy

Creation Is Key

We now live in an era of freelance work, where opportunities exist for people of all different skills. If you are willing to seek out work or showcase your value and skills you can make figures online.

Depending upon your specific talents or skills their are a lot of people looking for workers who will provide some sort of value. Without realizing at times, people have a lot of power at their hands. Everyone possesses the ability inside to thrive and make great things, but it all depends on choices. After all we are all creators!

As I have stated before, technology is taking over and anyone can become an artist, singer, writer, inventor, or designer. Some devices are so complex, such as certain smart phones and tablets and they all have applications that enable people the opportunities to create brilliant things based all upon ideas.

It may be hard for some people to figure out, but usually it is the simple things or ideas that win out when it comes to creation. In all reality, not everything has to be sophisticated.

Nowadays less is more, and doing things for other people is one of the greatest ways to achieve satisfaction. If you are doing the things that you enjoy and living happily, than that is a great achievement indeed. I find it quite important for people to pursue their passion and not to focus primarily on money.

When it comes to money, it should always be secondary or else you will never be truly happy. If you do things in order to primarily just make a profit your work will generally reflect that approach.

Taking time off to perfect your artistic talents and hobbies is a smart maneuver nowadays in a swinging economy where job satisfaction and dependability are constantly changing.

The other day I was at a party and I meet a kid named Dillon. He was taking a semester off of school and going on an internship with an organic farm in Oregon. I really appreciate people like that, since he is going to pursue his purpose and he’s trying to make a positive difference for humanity and our food supply in America. Also on a side point, it looks like local farming and permaculture is going to become a larger trend in the nearby future.

I believe in people who not only have goals set for themselves, but they also go out and do things. Everyone holds the globe as their audience and we all have personal responsibilities. A lot of people can get stuck in a strut with dead-end jobs, and some people begin to question whether what they are doing is truly worth it. If you can pursue your hobbies or learn how to create something out of nothing, I believe anyone can go far in life.

Everything ultimately comes down to ones inner drive and whether you are willing to take the time and risks necessary to accomplish whatever you want to create.

If you are starting off, or you already have some skills or crafts to sell, here are some great web tools for creating and selling specific gifts of expertise…

Anybody can become an entrepreneur or pursue their dreams, but not everybody actually does it. If you have no confidence or no inclination to take risks, then you will never grow. Heck, all of the tools that you really need are out their in the world, it’s just a matter of taking the time to develop your own little master plan of making something for the world.

People now have the freedom to make money on their own terms. The only issue is taking action upon goals and creating something of monetary value that others would be willing to pay for.

All forms of art are a form of expression and I believe that if a person is going to thrive during a creation economy you can’t be fearful of expression. Many people like to shelter their feelings and I also used to be a person like that. But after a while, you start to realize that if you are going to thrive in anyway, you have to take steps beyond and get out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to put forth a work ethic that has no signs of quitting.

I believe intuition and following the heart are important factors, but most importantly it is crucial to open-up. If you never do, your creativity and personal value will be hidden away from the world.

If people never took action, our world would never transcend and positive balance along with restoration inside the world would never happen. I understand we all face obstacles and not everyone gets what they want, but if you don’t get what you want, you can at least put up a fight and create something for the world or something that empowers others.

Life is full of lessons and values, but it’s about what you make for others and how you treat others. Surely anybody can walk along the roads that have already been paved, but what  about all the potential roads that have yet to be paved?

In the creation economy, YOU are the creator and  YOU possess the power of what is possible.

Production is key and it starts with doing, the more you do, the more opportunities their will be that come across your way! Why settle for mediocrity when you can shoot for the stars? Why think forward, when you can think beyond?

Why Incorporate The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

During tough economic times many families suffer through hardships and many find it hard to squeak by. The other day I faced a challenge where I meet a wonderfully vibrant person who was filled with happiness and strength. He was a wise old man who told me how important it was to help others and give away.

The old man told me about the blessings that can come one’s way once one begins to give. Inside the man, there was a bold spirit within him. The experience I had with the old man was filled with laughter and joy. But the experience ended sadly when he left because he was unemployed and struggling with no money in his hand.

The important lesson I learned was that their are people in need, and that what goes around comes back around. However, it depends on how you treat others. If one is seeking blessings or strength from above they need to treat others the way they would like to be treated. It is sad, but a lot of times we search and go so far in order to try and succeed and achieve, yet at times we forget about the importance of helping others in need.

There are times I can remember where I felt I could have done more to try and help other people but I felt perplexed in the moment. It’s as if I simply did not know what to do, even though in my heart I felt I should do something. It’s a struggle to change a mindset and it’s difficult to help others in need when you feel slightly trapped.

When I look back at times I see that I could have done so much more, yet I know there is no time to dwell on the past. Giving back and helping people is one of the greatest feelings. Also I like the quote, “Once you give, you begin to live.” This is a line from Dave Matthews Band in the song You Might Die Trying. It saddens me at times when I see people who deserve much more than what they receive.

Another good line from the song You Might Die Trying is, “To change the world, Start with one step. However small, The first step is hardest of all.” I hope that I can inspire some people to go out and do more good in the world, despite what other people say about you, it is your true reputation that matters. Forget the hate and spread the love.

The world heals through love and unity. The world also heals through the art of giving to others.