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be passionate

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Prior to last Friday’s video recap, I wrote two posts. Last Monday’s post was on the importance of being flexible, while still maintaining control of yourself, while Wednesday’s post was on allowing yourself to get lost in your fantasies and how it can make you more appreciative of all the beauty of reality and the magic in the mundane.

Have you ever had someone tell you not to do something? Usually it comes with some reason unrelated to you, and the reason is often weak. Stop listening to people who tell you not to do things that will bring you closer to your goals. If something you want to do isn’t going to directly harm someone else physically or emotionally, do it. Most of the time, the person giving you advice not to do something (that you usually didn’t ask for) is doing so based on his or her own insecurities.

Be passionate. Create the things you want to create, and don’t let other people’s insecurities or limitations hold you back from all the wonderful things you can do in life. Misery loves company, and insecure people don’t always have the best intentions for other people in their lives. I’ve written before about defining perfection for yourself and about setting boundaries. Cutting the excess from your life will only help you in the process of achieving your goals.

It’s no surprise to many people, especially recently, that there can be some shady, dangerous characters in Los Angeles and Hollywood. That’s why boundaries are so important. It’s important to know your personal boundaries so that you can effectively articulate them to other people who might try to take advantage of your kindnesses or use you in some way.

The majority of people you meet will not do that. Most people have good intentions and kind hearts and are just trying their best to navigate life, as well, which is so incredibly important to remember. Those people will respect the boundaries you set, and it won’t affect your professional relationships. People who are happy and who are healthy want to collaborate and help others climb the ladder with them. Helping other people succeed doesn't cause you to fail. Always remember that. And anyone who takes advantage of your kindness isn’t worth your time. Set hard boundaries, and cut those people loose. And love yourself while you do it. You'll be healthier for it!

Be passionate. One of my favorite quotes of all time is “Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.” I tend to juggle a number of creative pursuits at once because I’m truly passionate about creating. And it’s been so incredible to meet other people who recognize that and share in that passion in some way. People who recognize it will want to help in any way they can.

Thank you so much for reading, and, as always, if you have any pressing questions or if you want to discuss something further with me, feel free to subscribe below or reach out to me on the “contact” page. I’m so grateful you're here and that I’ve been getting a lot of really challenging questions and even better feedback from a community all over the world. I couldn’t do this without you! So THANK YOU! I’m here for you, and I love hearing from you, too! You’re the best, and you have everything you need inside of you! Please believe it! Starve your ego, feed your soul - and follow your heart!

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