One Thing Cannot Define Your Whole Day

This morning was a typical morning. I woke up, put the coffee on, practiced yoga, and then made some oatmeal. I was carrying it over to the table and BANG the steaming bowl-o-oats was all over the floor. I have a busy day and scrubbing oatmeal wasn’t on my agenda.

Has this ever happen to you? The days where something doesn’t go right and you doom the day to be terrible. Accidents will happen, but when you think the whole day will be “one of those days”, you are essentially cursing yourself.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Don’t let one thing dictate your whole day. Remember that your beliefs become your thoughts and your thoughts become your actions and habits. Always laugh it off and remain optimistic.

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My Focus for 2018

My phrase for 2017 was “planting the seeds and sprouting”; between discovering and beginning praxis, developing my jewelry and art business, and my immense personal growth, it was a big year for me. However, I have even bigger plans for 2018 — this year’s phrase is “growth and blooming”.

My focus for 2018 is the continuation of my personal and professional growth. Come June, I will start my apprenticeship and my career. I’m excited to see how it will evolve. I also hope to have 100 sales for my Etsy shop. In the short term, I am dedicating time to productivity like blogging, research, and reading and spending less time watching tv and procrastinating.

I am a huge advocate of health and wellness; I plan to blog health, wellness, positivity, or yoga related articles once per week. With that being said, I also want to grow my yoga practice and nail a hand-stand by the end of the year.

Overall, I plan on persisting the value-creation mindset and prioritizing positive habits. I know this is going to be a year of exponential growth for me and I’m stoked to see the outcome. What are your goals and plans for this year? Comment Below!

The Status Quo Sucks

A year ago, I was unsure of and unhappy with my college plan — then, I discovered the Praxis program. After researching the program and reading motivated, positive reviews back to back, I decided to drop out of college and pursue Praxis. My life took a 360 after my acceptance. I decided that the status quo sucks!

The Praxis program starts with a 6-month boot camp to build and hone in on your skills. Then, you work an apprenticeship to expand your skills. With Praxis, you learn by doing. This mindset is key to your success with this program

Why should you pursue a degree that doesn’t guarantee a job? Why not expedite the college education and avoid paying off loans for 20 years? With Praxis, you can be creating value and growing with a start-up business right now.

The self-motivated, positive, and value-creation mindset that Praxians share definitely breaks the mold. Without going against the status quo, I would have never found Praxis. Innovation is the key to long-lasting success, you can’t get that with the status quo; be bold, be different and always question.

How I Came To Be

I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. From being a youngster using finger-paints, to today, creating digital art, oil and acrylic painting, and crafting jewelry. I love finding my creative flow.

In addition to art, I LOVE being a problem solver. In fact, I am like a dog-with-a-bone when it comes to finding solutions. A few years ago, our garbage disposal broke. We had our handyman Uncle look at it; he deemed it useless. I second-guessed his judgement and went straight to YouTube. After watching some tutorials, quick trip to Lowe’s, and some physical labor – voilà, good as new!

At the age of 13, I created my first business. I began by walking dogs and babysitting for local families. With some elbow grease, marketing, and basic entrepreneurial skills, I found my first niche. My business clientele and demand grew to summer nanny jobs and over-night dog-sitting gigs. This kick-started my entrepreneurial drive.

Now, I am developing my entrepreneurial skills with my side-hustle art business. When looking at my art, people would often say, “I can’t believe you made that!” or ask “why don’t you sell these?” This sparked an idea! I decided to turn my passion for art into a business. Currently, I have a shop on Etsy and I am working hard to expand my skills and business.

What really sets me apart is my individualism. As much as people tell me that they LOVE my artwork, I sometimes get negative feedback about “being a starving artist”. I shrug off the comments because I think differently. I am not okay with being content. I only feel fulfilled if I am moving forward. Between Praxis, my art business, current job, and other part-time/side-hustles, I am making my dream a reality with dedication and hard work.

For a synopsis, I am an artist with an entrepreneurial mindset. I am passionate about improvement and solving problems. Between my art business JewelsFromMars and Praxis, I am hitting the ground running. I am ecstatic to be on this course and I cannot wait to see how it evolves!