Mindful Monday: Allow Yourself to Be Great

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When things are “going wrong” or unexpected roadblocks occur, there is really nothing standing in your way of overcoming those difficulties except a change in perspective. Continue reading

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Mindful Monday: Pushing Through Fear

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Sometimes when I am afraid of something or overwhelmed with a lot of different choices, I tend to completely freeze up like a deer in headlights. Rather than taking any action at all, I retreat into myself and spend days trying to sort it out in my mind. This never produces a favorable outcome. Instead, I tend to think myself into an even bigger conundrum. This Mindful Monday, I challenge you to push through your fears and take action on at least one thing that has been weighing heavily on your mind. Continue reading

Mindful Monday: Oprah’s Inspirational Stanford GSB Interview

Oprah's Stanford GSB Interview

I spend a lot of time on YouTube, and my favorite YouTube channels are those that feature inspirational content. I recently came across a video that Stanford’s Graduate School of Business posted where they interviewed Oprah and asked her questions about her life, her career, and what she is up to now. Here is the full interview:

I was only five minutes into watching the interview when I just had to add it to my favorites. I busted out my favorite notebook and started taking notes. I highly recommend watching this interview. Don’t be put off by the long length of the video. You’ll be hooked on her every word and the time will fly by. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Oprah in the interview:

  • “There is no doing without being.”
  • “Be fueled by your contributions to the world.”
  • On deciding how she would pursue her career: “I will not be used by television, I will use television.”
  • “Choose how to use your platform.”
  • “You don’t have anything to give that you don’t have” [My Favorite]

Oprah is a prime example of someone who follows her intuition and who uses the Law of Attraction. Even when she gets things “wrong,” she knows that every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow and she learns her lesson and keeps it moving.

There are so many inspirational Oprah videos on YouTube. I also highly recommend checking out her video from her Masters Class episode where she talks about how she got the role of Sophia in the movie “The Color Purple.” It so inspiring!

Comment Below: What were your favorite parts of the interview? Who else in TV or entertainment do you look to for inspiration?

 

#SelfCareFeb: Day 1 – Self Care Intention Setting

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Welcome to the first #MindfulMonday of the month! For the first day of #SelfCareFeb, set your intentions for the month by doing a little bit of goal setting.  You can jot some ideas down on some pretty stationary, type them up on your phone, or scribble them in a journal or diary. Answer the following prompts [it doesn’t need to be super elaborate. Just write whatever comes to your mind]. We will re-visit these questions at the end of the month.

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