Your Talents Are Chasing You!!!

IMG_1109You ever catch yourself pulled back to your talents? Say you are trying to do something else but you’re being nagged by that ONE thing! Somehow it keeps haunting you.

Stalking you.

But yet you turn the other cheek?

I know how that feels. I am great with Psychology. Sometimes when I interact with people its almost like I have a sixth sense with emotions. I don’t know if I pick up on their energy or what. It’s a gift. It is something that I can’t explain. I went to undergrad for Psychology but honestly I didn’t learn a thing. Everything I know is a result of inner work. I know what I know because I looked inside and honed in on my natural talents.

Pretty scary stuff.

I can talk to people and they confide in me. I love it. I love getting close to people when they usually don’t allow that type of intimacy with anyone else. I love helping people with issues. I love hearing about their troubles. I love being that person they can talk to. Its amazing because I love that one on one time with people to get to know them. I love to understand what makes people smile; WHAT IGNITES THEM. I love to discover why indiviuals like the things they like and push them in that direction. I love making people feel special. I do this all by listening and being genuinely interested in others.

I feel at home.

I am even shaking typing this because I feel like I am in my zone. I also feel like I can connect with others who love Psychology the way that I do. I want to connect with others and share the love of the art. It is an art. It is an art interacting with people. I just love people.

So don’t run away from your talents or your calling. It is what makes you magical. I am magic and so are you.

So go make magic.

-xoxo Candice

Just Write!

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The last time I wrote a poem

It feels so good just to write again.

It feels like everything is right again.

I find myself getting lost in the “That’s right!” again

Not knowing that I just need to use my mind again

 

When my mind is all over the place

I just need to sit down and not pace

Look my problems right in the face

But I say I don’t have time to sit and debate

 

I have a deadline to meet

The problems, this mind, it just won’t sleep

I wish I could just escape and think

When really all is need is a page and ink

 

So writers, just write, no thinking

Just a moment of meditation and being empty

You are the greatest, just speak it

Better yet, no speaking, just ink it

 

Writers, do what you do best and write. Your mind is a beautiful thing. So let the world see. Don’t keep all of your thoughts inside. We need to know what you are creating inside there. Don’t be selfish. We need it. We need you.

-xoxo Candice

 

F*%& the blogs….

Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.- Charles Bukowski

Hey guys! I am pretty sure you guys have thought of this before or it may even be the reason you started your blog in the first place but I started writing in hopes of monetizing my blog. I wanted to be rolling in the dough! RICH! WEALTHY!

Now let me tell you the reasons that I don’t think that is what I am going to do anymore. 

So, I have this concept in my mind: I don’t work for money. And I don’t. You see every job I ever had, I quit. I don’t regret it. Hell, half of the jobs that I quit I can’t half way remember it. So no love lost. However, I thought to myself that this would be a better way to “work”. I thought that I could share my ideas in a none judging way and get paid for it. Too bad I was wrong. How many of you thought that once you started your blog that all of the big dough was going to roll in?

ME!

To be honest, I haven’t been writing for long but I am exhausted because I am not receiving any money. I feel like money will never come my way and I am wasting my time even expressing myself. So I want to quit. Thats the right thing to do, right?

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WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

I know many of you have searched the internet in search of: WAYS TO MAKE MONEY FROM BLOGGING.

But that is the absolute worst thing you could do. Because then you start ‘TRYING TO FIT IN TO A CROWD” or “MAKE YOURSELF MORE MARKETABLE”!

OR TALK ABOUT THE SAME OL GENERIC SHIT EVERYONE ELSE ON THE INTER-WEB IS DOING.

I encourage you to STOP! DELETE! DO NOT PASS GO! WRONG WRONG! UGH WRONG!

Listen, eff the money!

Do not let your expression become a job to you! 

Do not express yourself for the money!

Do not let this release become another JOB that you hate!

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I had one with my middle finger up….but I censored myself 🙂

Share at your own pace. Share what you truly want to. Share what you truly feel because honestly, all of that other shit is boring.

I want to hear YOU! I don’t want to hear clones of everyone else. I want want to read generic blog posts!

OMG, every single soul is different! That is what I crave! I crave the uniqueness! I want to hear about your flaws and mistakes. Your stupid choices and your bad days! That is what I want to read. Let me hear how much you sucked today! Express yourself! To the fullest! DO NOT CENSOR YOURSELF FOR THE MASSES! I IMPLORE YOU!

So, that is why I am here to say, I will not monetize my blog. Nor will I do any degrading BS that will make me feel pressured to make money! I am going to share my truth and hope that this touches someone! 

I hope that it touches you.

-xoxo Candice

You Deserve It!!!

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That is my sister….I forgive her.

One common theme on my blog is: “YOU DESERVE IT!”

I say it a lot because I mean it. I believe that you deserve all GOOD things. I believe that you deserve every single thing you desire out of life. I believe that all people are good. Sometimes we run into bad situations or other bad people and that may change us for a bit but otherwise we are good people.

I believe you are a good person. Yes, YOU! You need encouragement. You are looking for words to make you feel better. I wish I could come to you and tell you how much you deserve. I wish that I can come walk you through it. I want to touch the lives of millions. Just to show you that you are special and unique and NEEDED. That is what I want for the world. I want every one to get what they want for the greater good of the world.

I was in a tough spot and wished someone would tell me these words. I wish someone would have told me that I was worthy. But they didn’t. So, I am giving you what I needed. Pass it along. Ask people what do they need or want and see if you can give it to them. It may not be as complicated as you think. Most people just want someone to talk to….

  • Or to hear an encouraging word
  • Or they just simply want someone to LISTEN.

For your next conversation, I encourage you to ask if they need anything, I guarantee you will get fulfilling results!

-xoxo Candice

When Motivation Leaves….

F*$& IT ALL!

It’s difficult to stay motivated. I know it is for me. Sometimes I want to give up on all of my dreams. Sometimes I want to say to hell with this and go back to my regular job. Sometimes I want to stop everything and sit in my dark room away from the world.

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Sometimes you don’t see the growth and that gets discouraging. You don’t see how far you’ve come or how far you can go. You only see that you aren’t where you want to be.

It makes it hard to chase that dream you always wanted. It makes it hard to be that person you always wanted to be. You see other people and think, Damn they sure do have their shit together and wish and hope to be like them.

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I wish I could be like those people. I mean who doesn’t want to have their shit together? Who doesn’t want to get up in the morning and know exactly why they are on this earth and DO that live that exact reason out?

Well, I am human just like the rest of you so I have these feelings day in and day out. HOWEVER, If my memory serves me correctly, as soon as you want to give up, you strike gold SO you have to keep pushing. FAILURE is only FAILURE when you give up. Not because you tried. It is by our own perception that we think we will never make it. However, reality could be dealing a different set of cards. The future may look bleak to you right now but something totally better could be in store. So, I encourage you to follow that spark, KEEP AT IT. It is going to lead to amazing things. It is going to lead to victory. Your heart is pulling you towards where you need to be. Continue to follow it. Continue to trust in yourself.

I wonder why people trust in other people without question but yet won’t trust in themselves? Like a job. A salary. A boss.

What if you knew you could do it? That in 1 year all of your efforts would pay off? How would you treat it? We have more control over ourselves and our outcomes more than we do job stability.

If we keep being persistent in what we do…it is going to crack! We are going to make it to where we want to be.

  • We never heard the story about the guy who gave up on their dreams and lived happily ever after.
  • Or we never heard the story about the girl who stopped chasing her passion and it just magically worked out.

I don’t know about you but I don’t think these stories exist.

BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAPPEN!

The point is to trust in yourself. Trust that it will all work out because it does. Every great you hear about IS great because they refused to give up. You don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. So just KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING.

Those silly imperfections make you…..you. 🙂

-xoxo Candice

We are creators. We create.

IMG_4114We are creators. We create. That is what we do. We direct movies. We write songs. We write plays. We take what was in our head and make it a reality. We design clothes. We make jewlery. We paint pictures. We make art. We are creators. We have a silly little thought that turns into a motion pictures because thats how we envisioned the world to be. That is how we envisioned our slice of the world to be. We are of this world because we were created and we are continuing to make new entities. This blog, my vision, was merely an idea sparked by Live Your Legend and now it’s come to fruition. I dreamt of having a location independent life purpose that would inspire people to pursue their dreams. Here I have it. I create useful material for people. If you want to be a writer, then write. If you want to be a singer, then sing. If you want to be a website designer, then design. All it takes is a thought and and consistent action…then you recieve what you have been desiring. Being a creative comes with many things. Here I will only list 3 to keep this post short:

1.We are highly sensitive because we value the work that we do. Our art is a reflection of us so to judge our work is to judge our very selves. We are in tune with the world around us. We can pick up on all emotions and the like.

2. We are day dreamers. We spend our lives in the clouds. We aren’t spacey. We are constantly trying to make our dreams come true. Or someone else dreams come true. We like to take the dream and make it happen.

3. We do not like the word “impossible”. We believe that most (if not everything) is possible. All you need is the right mindset and courage, then it is possible. I heard a quote:

“Everything was impossible until someone did it.”

So get out there. Go create!

-xoxo Candice

 

6 Steps to being happy and job-free

“Don’t be a complainer; make things better, let it go, or take action to make it better.” – Tina Roth Eisenberg, Tattly Founder

Steps to quitting my job:

1. Quitting over 100 jobs

Well, my first step to quitting my curent job is self explanatory. Every single job I have ever had, I quit. Or I fired myself. I said to myself that I deserved better. Whatever “better” meant. I worked there for a month and quit. The list includes being a

Kroger cashier

call center representative

knife salesman

Comcast Cable representative

social worker

laundry lady at a country club

and even a flight attendant

I wasn’t bad at these jobs, I just disliked them with a passion.

2. Admitting that I wasn’t a good employee

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Oh!, I worked as mall concierge for 3 years, too!

Hey, if anyone needs to tell the truth, it needs to be you. I am not a good employee in fact I suck. I don’t have any enthusiasm for the work that I did. Not that I didn’t show up orwas late but…. I didn’t care. When I was truthful with myself about that, I opened a lot of doors for myself. I, then, became honest about the things I did care about. Which was building something that mattered to me. I realized that I wanted to do work that mattered. I didn’t care for the money. Money didn’t drive me but making a difference did.

 

3. Minimizing the s*** out of my life!

I became a minimalist. Not in a “I only own 100 things way” but I did my own variation. I IMG_0288owned a truck. A nice beaut. A 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Boy oh Boy did I love Chocolate! She was my baby. I didn’t drive her much because I still owned my get-around-car (I’ll tell you more about her later). I drove Chocolate on the weekends. Music loudly playing as I zoomed down I75. Well, Chocolate was an expensive little thing. She cost me $475 a month plus $150 in car insurance PLUS premium gas. (Now, you see why I only drove her on the weekend). That was eating all of my meek check as a Social Worker. Then, I had to pay rent & eat! Well, if I have to choose between eating and paying for a weekend truck, the choice becomes quite apparent. So I sold her. Yup I sold her AND was upside down $4,000. I had to pay the dealership $4,000 for them to take her. Not including the $4,000 I put down on her at the time of purchase or the repairs within the year and a half I had her. I kept driving my get around car and it was okay and it still is okay 10 months later. 🙂

3. I stopped worrying about what people thought of me

I began being okay with what I had. I had to mentally and emotionally decide that I didn’t need the newest iPhone or the most expensive heels. I didn’t need an expensive wardrobe to feel good about myself. If I did need something, I thrifted for it. But I haven’t NEEDED anything so far. My sneakers no longer cost $90 but I got some nice ones at Sears for $15 and guess what, they still cover my feet just the same. 🙂

4. Eating healthier

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I still splurge on eating out from time to time but I do a lot more healthy eating. It saves me so much money! I would spend $40 a day on food by eating out. But now, I don’t

spend money on food daily but I practice a healthier diet by cooking at home. Even as a fight attendant, I eat more fruit that I can just carry with me instead of eating airport food.

5. I got rid of people who didn’t support me.

It is amazing how many people will support you and your new way of life. You just have to weed out the ones who don’t. Get friends who understand your decisions to stop eating or spending money therefore they won’t invite you out to do those things but will encourage other ways to have fun.

6. Trying to work for someone else once more.

I applied to be a flight attendant.

Well, I don’t have to tell you how that’s going….you see the title.

All of the above are my steps that I took to be where I am today. It was more mental than anything. Now that I am not tied to material things, I can get more creative. Yes, I still have bills and responsibilities but I saved a lot and I was able to budget for those things. My goal is to be realeased from my job but I can’t if I still hold an attachment to all of the things that kept me there. I began to evaluate what I really needed for my bills. Most importantly, I had to see who I was without the job title.

I will repeat that.

I had to see who I was without the job title.

That is the biggest challenge to date. Not knowing who I am without a job description telling me so.

It is possible to leave your soul sucking job. You just have to make a plan to make it happen.

Come on guys. Is your job sucking the soul out of you? Do you have a plan to leave? If so, I want to hear it!

-xoxo Candice