Steps to Being Awesome

On May 19, 2011, in Articles of Awesomeness, Conquering Fears, by Emily

You know what? Julien Smith is absolutely right. You’re the judge to your own awesomeness. There should be a religion based around being awesome. Being that awesome folks are usually anarchistic, there’s no leader to the awesome cult, just creative folks who do what needs to be done, who volunteer, who make things happen. So, […]

Is it failure? Or is it awesome broccoli?

On May 5, 2011, in Conquering Fears, by Emily

Here I am, sitting in a McDonald’s, watching the time pass before I pick up The Unlikely Mage from awesomeness practice. It’s been an especially different sort of day, being that TUM was off today for the festival that starts tomorrow. We got a TON of stuff done today, including packing the car, getting groceries, […]

Fears are the cause of excuses

On April 26, 2011, in Conquering Fears, Motivation, by Emily

I talk with tons of folks who aren’t happy about the direction that their life is heading. They say, ‘so, I’m stuck in this job that I hate, and I’m stuck with the weight that I have, and I’m stuck with X and Y and Z,’ and I nod and patiently listen. I’m told about […]

Overcome Fear With Visualization

On December 28, 2010, in Conquering Fears, by Emily

Fear can be a motivational tool, just like anger. Most people tolerate bad situations in the workplace and at home because of the fear of loss, fear of change, fear of success, and fear of failure, among others. There comes a point where you must acknowledge that fear and move on. Think about your personal […]

When is the right time?

On December 13, 2010, in Conquering Fears, Motivation, by Emily

It’s funny how time slips by when we’re distracted. There are numerous people out there, maybe even you, who say that you will start pursuing your real dreams when some event happens. You might claim that your ultimate happiness will be realized if you get something, or if you reach a certain date. When it […]

Fear as a Motivation

On July 17, 2010, in Conquering Fears, Motivation, by Emily

Fear is an awesome internal motivator, deserving of its own separate post. We have curiosity, necessity and a divine calling, but fear… fear can be considered both negative and positive. In this instance, I am exemplifying fear in a demotivating way. Humans are Oxymoronic More people fear change than embrace it. Seriously, a no brainer. […]