A year ago I was living in Massachusetts. Working at a job that was making me sick, living my life unintentionally, and without purpose. I heard @bishopjakes say in a sound clip that “if you can’t find your purpose, pursue your passion, and it will lead you directly to your purpose”, and his words instilled in me a new paradigm on life. I desperately wanted purpose in my life, I wanted fulfillment, and luckily for me I at least knew that fitness was my passion. I chose to start dedicating all of my free time to it, both in the gym and nutritionally. I cut out everything that wasn’t serving me in regards to this passion, and I started an IG page called “blue collar fitness” to share it with others. I learned very quickly how living with some intent would bring us results in life, and that I was capable of far more than what I had been previously offering the world. The pursuit of that passion led me to quitting that job, because it was nothing more than a stranglehold of sociological values that kept me there. The money, my ego, my fears, all of these things held me in a place of utter discontent. Since then, I’ve lived my life with great deliberation and even my IG flourished from 450 followers to over 4,000 in less than a year. People from all over the world telling me that they were inspired by what I was doing, how I overcame negative self talk and self doubt, and I believe that this has become my purpose. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been fruitful beyond my wildest dreams. I now sit in sunny California, still pursuing my passion, but with a sense of purpose I didn’t have a year ago. What a wild ride it’s been, what amazing things I’ve seen and done, what amazing people have come into my life, and it’s only been a year, all because I was “willing to endure some discomfort, delay gratification, and go where destiny leads”. If I can do it, you can do it, so pursue your passions, find your purpose, live life on your own terms, and #beachampiontoday. ✌🏻+❤️
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of recieving anything in return.
Such a strong message from @powerofpositivity 😯
Too often, people hurt/destroy others because they were hurt first. But how often do we think about why this person did something that hurt you? Do you always know where they're coming from? Maybe they were mistreated too before, and they're not aware of their current behavior? Perhaps they just had an awful day? Maybe they feel alone and hurt and don't know any other way to communicate that but to treat others the same way?
A lot of us have had some difficult experiences in our childhood that created certain beliefs or behavioral patterns we're often not aware of. And we might hurt others because of it. Most likely, we are hurting ourselves most without even realizing it. If you could see a video of yourself acting out/lashing out/...you would probably be astonished about yourself, no?
It's all about awareness and willingness to become a better person. Wouldn't the world be a much more beautiful place if we would deal with our issues instead of ignoring them?
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I'm often told how #ungrateful I am by asking for #courtesy & #respect from the 2 who I always have a lot of respect for but if we're gonna start #countingcash, how about we include #wages that were higher than #marketaverage for years??
#education and #skillstraining?
#coffeeshop #coffee at an average of 3. premium #cappuccinos a day plus food?
#finedining on occasion?
good talking points in same #media where appropriate?
#empathy, #compassion & #willingness to die for you?
#loyalty and #honesty despite #ridiculouslyhighstandards?
nevermind, I know what I am to you both.... I'll always be here for you as #nobody until I'm called to serve in a capacity to do something better where someone else or maybe even two people treat me like somebody.
I don't expect you to treat me particularly better than anybody else but it's not unreasonable to ask that you please #lookintothemirror and see if you can recognize why I am not someone you like.
There is no short cut. There is not an easy way. It's your willingness and Your ability to reachout to the places, where is deeper, darker, unpleasant and uncomfortable; defines the depth of your devotion and intensity to your commitment to your craft.
Many find themselves frustrated with life and upset because they don’t know or can’t find their purpose. These people become wanderers just casually going about the days of their lives hoping that someone or something can give it to them.
The big problem with this situation is that purpose is not something you find! I spent many years of my life asking the age old question, “What is my purpose?” No answer came to me and I kept getting the same results. I got a different answer when I stopped asking and started investigating with action.
Your purpose is something you create by deciding in your own way how to bring more purpose to your life and to this world. It’s a responsibility that every human being has. Some accept it and some don’t. When you do accept this responsibility and take it on with the courage to make the changes in your life to live out that purpose, not everyone will get it! .
Some of your family or closest friends will find you to be a bit weird. They will not understand this desire you have and some may find it quite intimidating and frightful. So they will tempt to discourage you through the veil of their fears. Remember that creating your purpose and living it, is your responsibility not theirs. To live the live you truly desire to live, will require you to stand up for yourself and not waiver to negative or destructive opinions. Champion Up! . .
The gifts and calling you’ve been given will begin to come alive once you are able to overcome your fears and insecurities.
For a long time, the pain of my past prevented me from seeing the fullness of what God created me to do. It was only by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit that awoke the confidence I needed to step out and conquer my fears.
What the enemy uses to hinder you, God uses for empowerment. Step out in faith and watch what the Lord does.
Teaching is an important part of my job as a Psychologist, but I have to say it isn’t something that comes very naturally to me
Today I delivered teaching on the topic of ‘obesity’ to a group of Trainee Psychologists at Oxford Uni, with the help of a very kind colleague (thanks @mindful_physio 🙏)!!
One of the things that helped me get through my anxiety was connecting with the reasons that sharing psychological perspectives on weight is so important to me
I am always so surprised by how prevalent narratives that weight = health still are...and the belief that weight management is as simple as ‘eat less move more’
I hope we may have challenged some of these assumptions and started to shift some perspectives today, as well as spreading the message about #healthateverysize as an inclusive, evidence based approach to enhancing wellbeing
Do you have "Grit"? Most times thats all it takes to make your dreams a reality.
We all know nothing great happens when you do nothing right?
I read this article today and thought I would share it.
Dreams are worth it.
Dreams can become your reality if you put forth the #GRIT!
Grit doesnt mean youre the best, the smartest, the strongest. Grit to me is the WILLINGNESS, the FOCUS, the DETERMINATION and the knowledge of the need to put in a little extra EFFORT.
Take a read. Do you have GRIT?
It takes #willingness and #courage. It's super scary to take that 1st step, but it's so worth it. .
You don't need to become an organizer to be able to put your things in their place.
But having a system definitely will make this process easier.😀😆🚶♂️👍👠 #imagination
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You are special. You are worthy. You deserve joy, happiness and a sense of purpose in your life.
What are your strengths? What are your talents? We all possess a wide array of individual special abilities that someone in this world could benefit from. Mostly importantly, you.
If you struggle with determining your unique gifts, ask those closest to you for a few key attributes that first come to mind when they hear your name. Think about pursuits, hobbies, activities you enjoy that light up your soul. Patiently allow your higher self to process and manifest this information.
Getting in touch with your soul purpose is a journey in self awareness and self actualization. Allow yourself the space, time and love to find the answers you seek. Trust in the process and before you know it, you will feel the tingling sensation of magic nudging you onto your path 🙏🏻
This morning V and I ran through puddles without shoes on and we picked up snails gently and we went on a nature walk through our back forest.
As I spend more time with her in connection, creativity, play and nature (she’s 2.5 now and wow, can I see the shift to what she needs here) the more I AM seeing clearly. It’s as if this time with her in presence and play is bringing me deeper into sovereignty. (Hmmm……) And so. I have two new projects coming but I can’t launch them just yet because I’m fine tuning the details. Each day, as V and I play, another detail becomes clear. (Back to the Hmmmmm… here’s the aha. God speaks to us when we are living in joy, presence, play, tribe and connection!) I’m launching things like… my podcast. It’s called The Freedom Podcast, which I can now share because I bought the domain 😂. I have a separate website for this project and I would like a separate community in some form. I just can’t do a Facebook group I’ve decided. I can’t use a platform where the CEO and team behind this entity are FOR control, manipulation and illusion.
Not to mention entrepreneurs are burning out their nervous systems having to study algorithms for 12 hrs a day which takes away from doing the actual damn work that’s needed. So they can make money and maintain their control. I’m all for upping our skills but not when it’s solely about maintaining the control tactics of the world.
And the way they are “hiding” the truth right now and blocking people’s posts is shameful, despite the way they talk about how their platform “changes the world.” THIS IS FEAR AND MANIPULATION.
I’m also launching Jett’s Place. This community will simply be starting and I’ll allow it to blossom as I receive green light promptings. We’ll talk about what our kids are really saying today (without saying it), we’ll talk about how indigenous kids and blk kids need to be given their power back and we’ll talk about the choice to change/grow/evolve anyways. Because one without the other doesn’t equal sovereignty and the most righteous path for healing. Every day it’s as if the arms of grace are whispering to me…. nope…. do it this way.