Sunday, April 22, 2012

You are truly unique

I can remember in high school wanting to be exactly like the cool kids, pants sagging down to my knees, hat backwards and and a baseball jersey.  That to me was cool. 
Then there were the other kids who decided to be totally off the wall and didn't follow any style but their own, they were considered to be unique and misunderstood.
As we grow up, we often try and keep up with the neighbors to stay one step ahead and always look like we are doing better than our friends, this is how adults feel they are unique. 
Unique is something we are as individuals and cannot be distinguished from things we buy.
I want to show you how unique you are with 3 simple aspects we all have that make us into the individuals we are today without having to buy anything to show off.

We all have life experiences, and no one can take these from us.  People we've met, places we've been and different adventures we've been on.  Positive or negative we all take away small life lesson that we are able to teach the world, we just need to grab people's attention.

Whether it's a weight loss struggle you've had, a business lesson you have gone through or even something as simple as a great recipe you've invented.  Share your stories, the world is waiting.

We all have personal goals and dreams, life teaches us what our passion are and through our passions we develop our goals and dreams.

As some of you may know one of my goals is to become a professional speaker but this wasn't always the case.  I developed this goal through a life experience, I seen a great motivational speaker, I took that experience and immediately knew I had I burning desire to stand on stage and speak to people.

Before that goal I had another, I was a DJ.  I would entertain crowds at weddings, large events and bars.  This goal was developed at the age of 14 while watching a DJ at a party who couldn't get anyone on the dance floor, I made myself a promise as I left that I would become the best DJ around and I would fill dance floors every night.  That dream gave me a 15 year career to which I still have intense passion for.

#3- US
The past teaches us how to use our mind, body and personality.  We make our decisions based upon what we think will be the best solution to our problems.  The future, holds our goals and dreams and we move at different speeds towards our goals them depending on how badly we want them.
We take what we have learned and where we want to go and through this we develop our outer selves.  Our personality traits, our movements and even our relationships all come down to what we have learned and where we are going.

Now as you can see no two people can be exactly the same, we have all learned different things in life and we are all headed in different directions.  We are so unique there is no need to prove it we just need to tell our stories to the world..

Stay motivated
Shane C.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Live your passion not someone else's

So you wake up one morning, step on the scale and you tell yourself you are to heavy, you immediately decide you are going to get into the shape you were years ago and you give yourself a till the end of next week to be that person you once were.  Does this scenario sound familiar?
Unfortunately many of us make goals based on negative emotion and then give ourselves unrealistic timelines to achieve these goals.  Our ambitions are lacking passion and meaning to our lives and our objectives tend to be based on what other people want.  We worry that if we don't reach the goals we set, people will not respect us for the end result in which we have become.

I know someone who at one time was one of the greatest leaders I knew, they had a competitive attitude a rock hard body and was truly an inspiration to the people in which they came in contact with.  With all the hard work that they put in, a well deserved break from the discipline was taken.  A life of willpower was now replaced with months of good times which introduced them to negative people that now fill this individuals relationships. A new focus is turned to solving other peoples problems and they neglected their own life and dreams.
If you fast forward to today, this person no longer has a clue in which direction to go. Life is bombarded with other peoples problems.  Every new person that enters their life presents them with a new opportunity and they believe what is presented is the answer to their sadness if only they follow someone elses dreams they will become a great success in life.  This person's passion is lost behind everything else that their chose life has presented them.

Some days we lose our direction and forget what is most important to us.  We believe living other peoples dreams is the solution to our own happiness.  Remember you have important goals to live up to, things you are passionate about, the things that can make you pop out of bed and get excited to start your day.  Sure you can help others achieve a dream by giving a nudge bit don't forget your own greatness along the way.  You have something no one can take from you, a set of dreams and goals that burns in your belly.  The journey is long and hard and you will want to give up but please don't forget who you are, I've seen the consequences and it truly is a sad thing to see someone struggle to be themselves again.

Now what gets you excited?

Stay motivated
Shane C.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

You are a fine piece of artwork

Look around your home are there any pieces of artwork, posters, painting, pictures or even sculptures?
It's been said to never buy artwork for someone because art is a very personal thing that no two people can admire the same.  I believe we are also like artwork, no two people will admire us in the same manner.

While staying in Vancouver this summer I decided to visit the art gallery, known noting about art I just wanted to look around.  I walked in and looked at the traditional art (the stuff most people like) and it did nothing for me.  I took the escalator up a couple of floors and I was in awe!  I came across the weirdest stuff, very psychedelic type art, like Salvidor Dali.  If you don't know who he is, he was an artist who's art was made out of the disturbing things you may see in your dreams, check he's stuff out on Google. 
I loved his art, it was forbidden and controversial, and that got me excited.
Not everyone walking through the gallery was appreciating his art, I heard comments about drugs and how strange it was as people walked away, which I'm sure Salvidor heard all through his career as an artist.  If he had taken the time to change his art and his strange ways to have people love him, I would have never looked at his art and I would not have written a blog about it.

You like artwork, have been put here to be admired by a select group of people.  Not everyone will understand you, not everyone will want to take the time to talk to you but some people will celebrate your strengths and weaknesses.  You have been created to change peoples opinions, to mentor, to teach and to guide a few people to become great.  If you change due to someones opinion of you, the people who are meant to meet you and learn from you will miss out.
You may feel like an outsider or different but that is what make you so unique, like a Salvidor Dali painting never change because you never know when you will meet that one person who is willing to talk about you like a fine piece of art.

Stay motivated
Shane C.