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TV Shows and Movies that Promote Prosperity #1

My whole life I have spent countless hours watching TV and movies. They have been one of my favorite ways to escape into someone else’s world for a while. All the things causing me stress, worry, and sadness fade away while I watched a good show. However, now that I am aware how much negative programming is contained in them, I realized I needed to make a change. There are three ways you can reduce the negative programming you receive from TV and movies.

The first way is to eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of television and movies that you watch. The second way is to make sure that if are still watching negative programming you make sure you get at least twice as much (or more) hours positive programming to counter program. The third way is to change what you are watching.

I believe the third way of minimizing the negative beliefs in what you watch is the most challenging by far. Therefore in this blog post series I will discuss my personal opinion on what movies and shows I feel will lead you to greater prosperity and success.

What have you been watching this week? How do you feel while watching the program? Does the program promote the skills needed for success and prosperity?

The first TV Show I am going to discuss in the series is My Name is Earl. If you would like to support me and my blog please consider ordering your copy through my Amazon Affiliate link below.

Turn Learning into Doing

Over the years I have consumed countless amounts of information. Information to improve your life, relationships, writing, and anything else that has caught my interest. And now with the aide of the internet and smartphones one idea or question can be answered with a quick google search. I am addicted to learning and information.

All that learning and information however did not improve my life. Instead it kept me in a perpetual state of purgatory. I kept telling myself that I needed to read one more book, join one more group, acquire more and more knowledge before I was ready to act. So I never took action.

On the surface it appeared that I was moving my life forward by acquiring all this knowledge, but I was not living. I stayed in my safe little bubble away from rejection. I have since learned that the best way to become successful is to learn by doing. I’m not saying to stop learning, just that without the other side to the success coin (taking action) all the knowledge in the world was useless.

So now I am working on turning all my learning into doing. I am starting to take little actions everyday that move me forward to success. Stop worrying about figuring out all the details. Take action today towards your dreams and turn learning into doing.

Are YOU Living the Life of Your Dreams?

I heard an interesting thought the other day that when we are not working towards our dreams we start to feel a disconnect in our bodies and mind. We get uncomfortable and depressed. I have struggled on and off with feelings of depression and anxiety because what I want out of life seems so out of reach for me. But I have found a path to reach everything I desire and as I learn I also want to share it to others who are interested in learning it so they can live the life of their dreams.

Over the years I have come to realize the biggest thing holding me back are my fears. My fear that I’m not good enough, that I will never earn a decent living as a writer, that I will do something foolish, that I will make a mistake driving and cause an accident. I feel sometimes that I have more fears than I can ever overcome.

I do not have it all figured out yet. I have the vast amounts of knowledge in my head on how to live the life of my dreams, but the thing I have been missing is taking the needed actions. Taking action mean you have to actually have to face your fears. You have to get outside of your comfort zone and make things happen.

I still love that Alice in Wonderland quote saying something like “I always give myself wonderful advice, but seldom take it.” (This is not the exact quote I will have to look it up and edit later. But as I have learned and am still learning DONE is better than PERFECT and so I am trying to focus more on getting things done than making things perfect.) That is why if you ask me for advise I could probably give you some great tips, but YOU still would be the one who needs to take ACTION and face your fears. It also means that although I don’t have everything figured out myself I can still help you find your path to success.

My dream is to become a writer, life coach, and motivational speaker so I can help others achieve their dreams. To achieve success. Sometimes I feel like a fraud trying to help others while I still don’t have everything figured out for myself yet. But I also know that helping others lights me up. I get excited to help others achieve their dreams. Every career dream I have had included helping people and/or writing for as long as I can remember. My fears have held me back for too long.

I am releasing my fears. They no longer are serving me. I urge you also to acknowledge and release your fears so that you may also continue on your journey to achieving the life of your dreams.

Live Life, Love Your Job

We can all use some more love in our lives. Besides sleeping people spend the majority of their time at work. Do you love your job? I hope so, because if you love your job it will increase your happiness and by default make the world a more loving happier place to be.

If you don’t love your job it’s time to ask yourself why you go there everyday. And yes I know that you need money to live, but if all you are doing is making money to survive, your not really living anyway. To really LIVE you need to do something you LOVE. What are you passionate about? What gets you out of bed in the morning excited to start your day?

Transitioning into a new career can be challenging and many people often don’t go after their dreams because they think they don’t have the start up money to get going. But you know what? It doesn’t cost a dime to get started working towards your dreams right now, today! There is always one thing you can do that will bring you closer to your dream.

We live in an age where we have vast amounts of knowledge at our fingertips, literally. With the invention of the internet and smartphones you can have the answer to practically any question you have withing 10 minutes. This means you can get started working towards your dreams right NOW! Do a quick YouTube or Google search for beginning steps you can take to find your dream job.

What are you still doing here? GO! Research how you can get started on your dream job, or start learning the skills necessary to be successful at it. The only person or thing holding you back is YOU! There is always a next step you can take, that won’t cost anything, even if that next step is making a plan to accrue the fund you need to take your dream to the next level.

Get a Job you HATE!

People are constantly searching for that perfect job, you know the one that makes tons of money and they enjoy doing. However, once in a while it may be a good idea to work at a job you hate. Working at a job you hate has many benefits.

Working at a job you hate allows you to see the world through new eyes. It can help you realize how important it is to find your true life purpose. When you have a job you detest you start thinking how much better it would be to work towards your passion. You also begin to realize that money definitely does not buy happiness (however it is an essential tool to help you realize your full potential).

If you have one essential job in this world it is to be happy. Sit quietly and follow your heart. Listen to your soul. Sometimes it takes a big step down in order to find your path to the highest mountain.

What do you think the worst job in the world would be? What job did you work at that you hated the most? Did it spur you to find better things?

At the very least getting a job you hate will enable you to realize one more thing you do not like. It took Edison 10,000 tries before he invented the light bulb. I do hope that it will not take that long for you to find your true life’s purpose.

I apologize for the haphazard blog post. I am building up my writing muscles and must write weather it turns out awesome or awful. Please let me know what you would like to see on my blog next time.

My Soul Sings When I Write

I have known for a long time that I am a writer. It started when I finally got to read books that I enjoyed, and not the ones required for school. It was a glimmer of and idea, the idea that I could do what those authors did. That was nearly 20 years ago and today I am reaffirming my dream, that dream that had been put on the back burner for too long.

When I went to college I was too practical to study writing and literature. I did not want to be a starving artist! And since that day I have been writing on and off the whole time, dreaming of what it would look like when I made it big. Things came up, life got in the way and there would be long stretches of time I never worked towards that dream. I was miserable. Well, maybe not miserable but I never felt truly happy during any of the times where I was not working towards my writing career.

Then I finally saw what I was doing wrong. I was paralyzed with fear and worry about wasting my time writing when it was so easy to make money at a regular job. I thought I was being smart, being practical, because who was I to earn a living writing? I did not feel worthy or confident enough in my abilities. Inside my soul was dying because I kept telling it no when I should have been saying YES.

September 2015 was the turning point in my life, when my life finally started to improve. I was introduced to new people and ideas that finally made me see who I truly was and what was important. That was over a year ago and I continue to grow and change, constantly improving myself.

The Dalai Lama said, “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Writing and inspiring others makes me  happy, so why for so long was I not doing it? I was afraid. The fear of not being good enough held me back. I have since started to replace that fear with LOVE. Writing makes my soul sing. I feel energized and happy when I’m writing. I’m learning to let go of who I think I am and instead listening to who I am meant to be.

What makes your soul sing? What one thing can you do today that would make you happy?




Notasium – Kids Play Space and More: Durham, NC

Guitar SlideThere are tons of great places to bring your kids to in North Carolina. For those who don’t know the Notasium is a place you can bring your kids to explore the world of music and sound. It is located in Durham, NC.

They have an indoor play area in addition to having a music school, camp, and birthday party packages. DSC00857We only used the play area for our visit. Outside the play area are a bunch of tables and chairs so you can take a break. There are snacks available for purchase at the check-in desk.

While everything is music themed there are plenty of ways for little ones to burn off their energy too. My son’s favorites were the huge guitar slide and the drum bounce house. The drum bounce house had lights inside that changed colors and when you jumped on the center it would talk. They also had two karaoke rooms, piano’s you can walk on, a stage to be a DSC00882rock star, and a kitchen full of pots and pans to bang.

This is definitely one of our favorite places because of the bounce house and slide. I am always on the look out for great places for kids to go and exercise while having fun and learning.