Shark Tank Madness

I’ve been very busy for the past few days and I haven’t posted anything on my blog site because of my hectic schedule. First of all, I feel so pressured right now to have a job, not just because I need money, but I need to have a job that doesn’t feel like a job. You know what I mean? I just gotta love what I do and do what I love. I turned down a great job offer about a week ago because I don’t feel like I’m suited for that job. I don’t feel bad about it. I feel good about myself because I’m learning how to walk away from things that aren’t meant for me.

You know where I got that idea?

I learned that from too much watching the Shark Tank. I just love the idea of giving importance to your time, money, and effort, and I’m beginning to embrace that idea.

I would love to talk more about Shark Tank, but I’ll do it next time.

Ciao for now! I have to finish watching Season 4 😛

P.S.

Who among loves Shark Tank? Let me hear yah!

Create Something Every Day Challenge: Day 7

What if you have your very own, customized, tailor-fitted life manual made especially for you, by YOU!

Surprised?

Me too!

Can you imagine how fantastic that idea is? Thanks to Kara Gott Warner, I got a light bulb moment about this when I read the last principle of her 7-day journal challenge. Today is the last day, and I was so excited to read all about the principle for today. Basically it talks about creating a new habit. Since it’s the last day, I was already expecting that I’ll bring home something great and fruitful from Kara, and she didn’t fail me.

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So what’s my light bulb moment all about?

It’s about having your very own life manual. Kara is right. A lot of us here keeps on writing and writing and writing… but what do we do to them afterwards? What do we do to our notebooks, papers, blog sites, etc.? How many of us here get to review their write ups after a week, a month, or a year? Where’s the last diary or journal you’ve ever written on? Can you still find it? If you can’t find it, I don’t expect you to find your first diary or journal either. Get the idea?

So what am I pointing out? My friends, what’s the very reason why you’re keeping a journal, a diary, or a blog site? Is it just to express your thoughts and feelings? Do they only serve as emotional sponge? What happens after that? How many of us here gets the change to re-read our beautiful insights after it has been written or posted? If you believe that, what you’ve written is something meaningful, insightful, and worth reading, then why not read it AGAIN?

What we’re writing at this very moment is very crucial? Why? Because it is a figment of our own thoughts. It freshly came from our ideas. It’s raw. The ideas are creating new neuro-pathways (ooops that’s a big word) whenever we are imagining things or we are creating something new. Because of that, I believe those outputs need to be revisited to be rejuvenated again and be remembered of who we truly are. Besides, like what Kara said on the challenge:

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You’re the only one who knows who you are! The best advise you can get is can be provided by none other than the voice of your inner self (that is if you’re sane… if you get what I mean 😉 )

So my challenge for everyone who’s keeping a journal, a diary, or a blog site is; try to go back to the old pages and re-read what you’ve written in the past and see if you’ll have any new realizations from those outputs. I bet you’ll have one for sure. Write about those new realizations and share your new outputs if you want to. That way, we can all learn and relearn, and that will help us in the process of making ourselves a better person. But of course, we don’t only have to read and re-read our outputs; we also have to apply them. Remember,

Knowledge turned action is wisdom.

Create that habit of revisiting your work and relearn from it.

Have a pleasant weekend everyone!

With love and respect,

Ms. Rai

Passing on the Love for Music

Well, I can say that I’m a sucker  for music and music plays a big role in my life.

 
I’ve been a fan ever since my world begun. My mother said, she used to listen to different songs from different artists like ABBA, The Carpenters, Air Supply, just to mention a few. She can’t believe she was able to bring up a kid who has so much love for the said craft. Well, I’m not the only one who’s like this because my three younger sisters are music lovers, too. I think it’s safe to say that it runs in the family.
 
I love to sing and I do play the guitar but I’m not an expert. My sisters however are just fantastic. They can play the guitar and other instruments. I might have won 2nd place in more than a couple of contests, but my sisters were able to win grand prize. I don’t envy their achievements though, instead, I am so proud of them. My heart leaps a beat whenever they practice at our place and I can’t help but be happy. I am so excited to watch them sing and play the instruments and my ears are blissful to hear each note they play.
 
Now I have two lovely daughters, I am doing my best to pass on the legacy of being a music lover. Currently, my eldest is 4 years old and my youngest is 2, and I’m trying to influence them with my music preferences. I play Meg & DiaUp Dharma Down, Maroon 5, Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic, and The Piano Guys songs almost everyday and I love it when I watch my daughters enjoy the music by dancing or singing, even if the words are all wrong. It makes me feel proud that they’re liking the type of music that I love the most.
As a music lover, I really wish my mini-mes will also love music as much or more than I do. I really hope they can sing and play different instruments in the future, so they can enjoy it even more. For now, I just have to watch them grow and see if they will turn out like that.