There was life, there was love

imageIt’s not a destination, it is a journey. It is not a place where you can stop and make yourself comfortable, you’re going to be moving around all the time. You’re going to have fun, laugh, meet awesome people and enjoy every single minute you have here. You are also going to cry tears of sorrow and sadness, you are going to experience pain and misery and may never find ease.

But no matter what, there will always be a bright star to guide you to happiness. It may be someone who you never expected it to be, but when you find them, it was as if they were always there. They will think that you are perfect with all your flaws and insecurities. They will accept you for everything that you are, and everything that you’ve always wanted to be. They will love everything you hated about yourself. They will laugh with you, smile with you, makes jokes with and about you. And all the while they will never look towards someone else wishing that they were with them, and not you. Don’t give up thinking that you will never find them, they could be searching for you right this minute.

You will feel ease and comfort, peace and prosperity, love and warmth inside of you, and nobody has the right to take that away from you. You deserve to feel like you are wanted, you deserve to be the one that people care about. Because you are you. And you are the best you that anyone can be. Don’t ever stop being you.

Wadz x

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5 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO

We all desire to be successful whether these are goals for business, home, family, or self-improvement or acquiring name and fame. Successful people are typically too busy innovating to write down much of anything. And on those rare occasions when they attempt to create a book, it’s filled with what they did, and not what led to their idea in the first place. While there are many things that seem to differentiate those who are successful from those who aren’t, I’ve noticed some simple things that successful people do here are five things that successful people are more willing to do:

They Focus on Their Goals Daily
Successful people are always focused on success. For instance, the first I do every morning is written down my goals—I’ve been doing this for years. It’s my experience that if I can stay focused on what I want, I will get it no matter how absurd the goal. Make the things you want and haven’t yet accomplished so real in your mind that they become real in your world.

They Are Willing to Fail:
The old saying, “no risk, no reward” really applies to those who are successful. These people go for it almost with a willingness to fail. Of course, they aren’t interested in failing, but they know that if they don’t put themselves in a position to fail, they’ll never create the ability to win. At some point in life, you’ll have to go for it or you’ll live the rest of your life regretting not doing so.

Don’t Set Out to Be Rich:
The best entrepreneurs don’t have making a fortune as their goal, as they start off. If you don’t understand what the market wants, you are making your life far harder than it has to be. So instead of seeking riches, the best entrepreneurs decide that they are going to follow their dreams or passion that the byproduct is monetary gain.

They Visualize Success:
Whatever the short or long term goal may be, highly successful people always visualize their success even before achieving it. They keep reminding themselves what exactly they need to achieve. A quote that I like to live by is “Thoughts become reality” simply put speaking your goals and dreams into existence.

They Never Make Excuses:
Regardless of how many excuses that can be made, successful people know that it will not change the outcome. Even justified excuses will not make a project or person successful. When things go wrong, the successful person sees it as an opportunity, not an insurmountable hurdle. Most unsuccessful people spend a lot of energy and time making excuses that hinder their success.

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Greatness: Don’t Settle For Less


Are you currently working at a job where you hate going to every morning? Have you been working there several years but have hardly gotten any pay raise? Are you chasing your dreams?

These are all great questions to ask yourself if you think you are settling for less in life. If you can relate to any of these above, then you might have a case of “settling for less”. I can relate to these same emotions because there have been numerous times in my life were I to settled. Yes, there are times when settling is necessary and not even a big deal. For example trying to save money for a down payment then you might have to settle for the budget vacation or no vacation at all. But that’s not really the kind of ‘settling’ I want to talk about today. I want to talk about the areas of your life where you should never settle. These are the important parts of life that deserve holding out for the things you want and deserve. Personally when I started to purse my dreams and not settle some people where very positive and supportive of it, but there have been a few naysayers that could potentially make me second guess myself. Then I realized in life there are always going to be some naysayers but it’s only up to me to determine my life. Overcoming this can be challenging, because most of us tend to take the safer route “we settle”. Sometimes our minds like to play tricks on us then turn into overdrive with thoughts like: “I need to settle with this job even though I hate my employer because otherwise I won’t be able to financially support myself”, “I can’t try something new because it’s too hard and I’m scared to fail”. The problem with all these thoughts is that they are just thoughts based on fear. They are limiting and can be debilitating to our being. They hold us back from really truly following the calling of our soul; to live a life filled with all the joy, love, and fulfillment that we have always dreamed of experiencing. I just want to encourage everyone reading this to embrace change and not be fearful of following dreams or trying to better your life. Here are five ways to strive for greatness and not settle for less than you deserve.

Have a mission:
Have you ever deeply thought of what you really want to do in life? If not than this is very important because without a mission or plan in life you can get lost and confused on what you really want to achieve.

Step outside of your confront zone:
This can be very difficult for some of us because we get comfortable in our daily lives and choose not to stretch ourselves to try new and perhaps strenuous things that we might really want to do. Sometimes we are not quite sure if we should take that leap of faith and do so. Well I want to encourage you to take that step and go after what in life that you know deep down that you want to do.

Stop limiting yourself:
What is holding you back to pursue your dreams? Identify these limiting beliefs, and burst the bubble. Don’t think you can’t achieve something because of naysayers or your own personal thoughts. Prepare your mind for greatness.

Forgive yourself for your past mistakes:
This is very important when you first start to change your life you have to forgive all your past failures and mistakes, forgive yourself and all others involved. Then you will be able to truly become great and leave settling for less in the past.

Surround yourself with passionate people:
Build a network of passionate, positive people, and frequently spend time with them. Find people that are striving for excellence like you. Discuss your passions and values with them. I have tried to do this as well and it has been somewhat challenging so I would like to invite anyone reading this who wants to change their life and stop settling for less. Comment below and we can connect and start building a network of positive people.

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CONQUER FEAR & SELF DOUBT TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

If you are like most people, you have aspirations for a better life maybe a goal or dream you like to achieve. That goal may coincide with personal growth or maybe a dream that you always wanted to pursue. Your goal may also include going back to school, becoming an entrepreneur or starting a new workout routine. Having a goal is the easy part achieving and overcoming inner and outer doubt can truly leave you frightened past your wildest dreams and completely powerless by your own fear. Some of us spend a vast majority of time arranging our dreams, talking about them, writing about them and reading books about them preparing to act on said dream.

Sometimes our activities make us believe we’re moving in the right direction when self-doubt or fear pops up its ugly head. This is usually when what I liked to call “scaredy cat decisions” comes into action these are decision based on fear. Simply put this is when you let your fears or worries dictate your actions. Once you reach this point of thinking it can either break you or make you. At one point or another, we all question whether or not we are doing enough, making enough money, or if we are going to be “successful”.

Like in my own experience, self-doubt will try to snuff out your dreams. It will try to hold you back from becoming anything. But don’t you let it! You are capable of achieving what you want to achieve, one step at a time. Here are a few ways that can help you conquer your fears and become fearless to achieve all of your grandest goals and dreams.

Recognize That You have Self-Doubt or Fear
You can’t get rid of something until you recognize that it’s there. By recognizing that self-doubt or fear is holding you back you’re one step closer to rediscovering your self-confidence.

Build Your Confidence
Although achieving your dream will bring up stress, fear, doubt, this experience is precisely what is necessary for a confidence breakthrough to occur. It is not enough to make self-supporting choices when your journey is easy, you have to do it when it’s hardest to do so.

Don’t Listen To The Doubters
When you care about what everyone else is thinking of you, you inhibit yourself. You’d rather do nothing and not get judged than do something and risk criticism. No matter what you’re trying to achieve there will always be naysayers in the way saying you can’t do it. When you stop listening to them and focus on your dreams and passions you have taken a major step.

Read Positive Messages
This is very important especially if you don’t have anyone in your life to encourage, motivate or inspire you to continue to follow your dream. These positive articles, videos or blogs can help shape your mindset in mighty way.

Ask Yourself Empowering Questions
Certain types of questions can lead you to gain new insights and new motivation. Ask yourself the following questions, allow yourself to answer them from your heart, and see where your truths take you: Are your dreams important enough to change your daily lifestyle? Are you willing to make sacrifices to achieve your goal or dream? Do you have the courage to go after what you want and see it through?

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FINDING PASSION IN LIFE

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How many people have told you, “Follow your passion,” “Find your passion,” “Pursue your passion” or “Find a job that you would do for free”. Yet in many cases “passion” is often a concept that is difficult to explain, hard to find and impossible to measure. It’s something that’s unique to each of us, with no one scale to determine it or map to guide us to it. This can be problematic in a society that is rapidly changing by the minute, a “good education” no longer guarantees work and a job no longer provides security or stability. We may be losing the structure and simplicity of the past, but we are exchanging it for the freedom to create our own future. As exciting or maybe overwhelming as this may be we’re not all necessarily ready for this responsibility. As much as we embrace freedom, we also seek the comfort of guidance and leadership. In order to discover our passion and unlock that freedom, we need some direction and a better understanding of what we are looking for. But, many of us get sidetracked by our own self-doubt that we dwell upon in our minds.

It is difficult to find our passion in a meaningful way when we are not encouraged to focus on our inner strengths. Think about our school experience. Did we focus on our strengths or on our weaknesses? We focus on our weaknesses. If we have low grades in math, we spend more time on math. If we fail a test, we go for extra help in that subject. We have to pass every subject so we spend time on those that are the most difficult, the most uncomfortable, just to survive. No wonder we have lost touch with our true passions and talents by the time we graduate. We have focused on our weaknesses for so long. It takes quite a bit of time to sort out your true passions or your natural talents. In a world where people are constantly on the go, on their phones or on social media. Taking the time out to let you feel, dream, and imagine is very difficult, much less counter-culture. This time can help you in the pursuit of finding yourself and your passion.

The first step to finding your passion is to truly understand what “passion” is. It can be your calling in life may be something you are born knowing, but it may also be something you discover over time. Simply put it is something that will stem from your beliefs, be enhanced by your skills and sustained by the value that you are able to provide. The next time you feel energized and strong and like the best version of yourself pay attention to what you’re doing in that moment. Start to think what are you really passionate about that you know deep down you are destined to do. Dare to dream, dare to imagine the possibilities, and dare to actually search for what you love. Comment below I would love to hear what you all are passionate about and if you like this post, please share!

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The warrior in 300 words or less

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Until you set your own rules, there is nothing that will guide your world. I believe that rules are made to be broken, but as anything in the world, it depends. It depends if the rules enchain you, or they give you the freedom to never loose your path.

About the last ones I want to talk about. The “rules”, or “guidelines”, or “axioms”, or “ground rules”, whatever you choose to name your metaphor, they represent the same thing. They give your life the right amount of discipline, yet you are free to do exactly what you want, while being sure that you maintain the same road.

Make your OWN rules. Don’t let anyone dictate them to you. Listen to your heart, to what your inner being senses that is right, to what your instinct tells you that is good for you. Then respect them with all your being.

There’s no recipe if you want to achieve something. All that you can do is have DISCIPLINE (All about that in another post) and make your own course.

No matter whether you want to lose weight, start every morning with a big glass of warm water and lemon, work out on the regular basis, start your own business, travel, study hard, get your dream job, buy a house, forget your past, get over a hearth break or…basically anything, you name it, YOU NEED DISCIPLINE.

Be a bada$$. Be so bad that you won’t let someone or something carry you off from your path. Believe in what you choose to believe, set the ground rules that will help you achieve your dreams and Go HARD! You are the conqueror of your own life. Be the best warrior!

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And the role for young Han Solo is…..

 

Alden Ehrenreich!!

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The controls of the Millennium Falcon will be handed over to Alden Ehrenreich, according to unnamed sources cited by the Hollywood Reporter. The American actor is reportedly in final negotiations for the role of young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spinoff.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, of 21 Jump Street and Lego Movie, will direct the standalone film about the roguish captain, the Reporter says. It is part of a package of movies scheduled to be released over the next several years by the franchise’s new owner, Disney, which broke box office records with the most recent installment, The Force Awakens.

Ehrenreich may not be a household name yet — he could be soon — but he has a superlative filmography. His feature film debut was in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro. More recently, he shared the screen with George Clooney and Josh Brolin in the Coen brother’s latest movie, Hail, Caesar!

Originally posted on Time.

GUIDE FOR MEN TO HELP COMUICATE AND UNDERSTAND

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Dear women

Do you find that men who come into your life either only one thing from you? they aren’t that intreasted in having more than friends? They don’t understand why your not in the mood? You try and talk to them about your problems but they seem not to care? Do they act like care but deep down they don’t actually care?

Have no fear. This is just for you and whoever your with. More to the point of a self guide for men to understand women speak.

Yours

Lizzy’s Weekly Blogs
Do you find that men who come into your life only for one thing? Men what are you thinking! Don’t you understand that when a women says “no!” She means no. Don’t keep on pressuring her because your horny or you need to relieve yourself because you haven’t come in months. At the end of the day women are not sex symbols or porn stars who haven’t chosen that life style. They actually want you to respect them as equal as they respect you. This isn’t the old times of where men are in control and get what they want. Times have changed so much since then.

They aren’t that interested in friends? Some guys are genuine though. I do agree on some of the men who is reading this blog right now. They want a normal relationship not like other guys I have come across. Some men after a few dates or a few dates they know if they want you as your girlfriend or just remain as friends. You have your own opinion as well ladies. There’s no price tag on dates. Dates normally are so serious after a few dates but if it does look serious then there might be a price tag but you never know.

They don’t understand why your not in the mood? Men you know when a lady is in a mood or not in the mood that you have seriously done something wrong or they have a problem and feeling upset. If a lady tells you she’s not in the mood because she might just want a quiet cuddling time on the sofa or in bed watching tv with you. Also if she just want a cuddle and want your arms around her that’s is because she wants your love that way. She maybe tired and upset about something.

You try and talk to them about your problems but they seem not to care? Guys we all know that you don’t talk about your feelings or anything and you think girls are such weaklings and etc. At the end of the day we know that you have problems but we can sense it as well because we have those mother instincts. Monjority of guys do actually care because they are that nice and they protect us in so many ways but they don’t show it or share their feelings.

Do they act like care but deep down they don’t actually care? Majority of the guys I have come across are completely arses to be honest because all they think about themselves. There are guys out there actually do care you just have to kiss so many frogs to find your prince.

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Guide for men to help comuicate and understand

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Dear women

Do you find that men who come into your life either only one thing from you? they aren’t that intreasted in having more than friends? They don’t understand why your not in the mood? You try and talk to them about your problems but they seem not to care? Do they act like care but deep down they don’t actually care?

Have no fear. This is just for you and whoever your with. More to the point of a self guide for men to understand women speak.

Yours

Lizzy’s Weekly Blogs
Do you find that men who come into your life only for one thing? Men what are you thinking! Don’t you understand that when a women says “no!” She means no. Don’t keep on pressuring her because your horny or you need to relieve yourself because you haven’t come in months. At the end of the day women are not sex symbols or porn stars who haven’t chosen that life style. They actually want you to respect them as equal as they respect you. This isn’t the old times of where men are in control and get what they want. Times have changed so much since then.

They aren’t that interested in friends? Some guys are genuine though. I do agree on some of the men who is reading this blog right now. They want a normal relationship not like other guys I have come across. Some men after a few dates or a few dates they know if they want you as your girlfriend or just remain as friends. You have your own opinion as well ladies. There’s no price tag on dates. Dates normally are so serious after a few dates but if it does look serious then there might be a price tag but you never know.

They don’t understand why your not in the mood? Men you know when a lady is in a mood or not in the mood that you have seriously done something wrong or they have a problem and feeling upset. If a lady tells you she’s not in the mood because she might just want a quiet cuddling time on the sofa or in bed watching tv with you. Also if she just want a cuddle and want your arms around her that’s is because she wants your love that way. She maybe tired and upset about something.

You try and talk to them about your problems but they seem not to care? Guys we all know that you don’t talk about your feelings or anything and you think girls are such weaklings and etc. At the end of the day we know that you have problems but we can sense it as well because we have those mother instincts. Monjority of guys do actually care because they are that nice and they protect us in so many ways but they don’t show it or share their feelings.

Do they act like care but deep down they don’t actually care? Majority of the guys I have come across are completely arses to be honest because all they think about themselves. There are guys out there actually do care you just have to kiss so many frogs to find your prince.

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Why You should run to Sports Authority. Like NOW

Why Sports Authority Is Likely to Close All 463 Stores

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It’s almost certainly the end of The Sports Authority’s road. In March, the debt-laden retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, saying that it would close about 140 of its 463 stores. But last week, The Sports Authority gave up hope it could re-organize under bankruptcy protection, opting instead to auction itself off for whatever it can get.

The company “will not be able to reorganize under a plan, but will instead pursue a sale,” a lawyer for Sports Authority said at a hearing last week. So the company is offering up almost all of its assets at a court supervised auction on May 16. Contrary to many media reports this weekend, The Sports Authority has not yet said whether it will shutter its entire fleet of stores.

The erosion of Sports Authority has been so deep that its financial adviser, FTI Consulting Inc., told a bankruptcy court judge last week that existing takeover offers were barely enough to cover its $100 million in administrative and liquidation costs, according to Bloomberg News. That’s a far cry from the $1.1 billion Sports Authority owes creditors.

A number of parties, including rival Dick’s Sporting Goods have expressed interested in buying some stores, but no one has stepped up yet to buy the retailer in its entirety while maintaining the brand.

At best, it looks as though some Sports Authority locations could live on but under a different banner. (Switching from a Chapter 11 re-organization to a liquidation is usually the kiss of death in retail: the Borders bookstore chain tried to reorganize but ultimately put itself up for sale and found buyers, including Barnes & Noble, for pieces of its chain.)

Hard as it is to believe, a decade ago Dick’s and Sports Authority were about even in size, each with annual sales of about $3 billion. But in the years since, Dick’s has pulled way ahead, thanks to better in-store presentation and tech in stores.
Adding to the pressure, sporting goods retailers in general are having a lot more trouble competing with the Amazon’s of the world, meaning consolidation and an overall reduction of stores is in the offing. Two weeks ago, Vestis Retail Group, the operator of the Eastern Mountain Sports, said it would wind down its Sport Chalet retail chain as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing, the better to focus on saving Eastern Mountain. (Vestis also had said that Sports Authority’s closing out sales were hurting its business.)

Even Dick’s Sporting Goods, the best in class, has hit a rough patch: comparable sales at its namesake chain fell 2.5% during the holiday quarter. And Cabela’s is up for the sale. So the disappearance of Sports Authority is probably just the unwinding of over-expansion over the last ten years, with the weakest being killed off.

Some Sports Authority aficionados might hope that company ends up like Radio Shack, which went bankrupt last year but lives on as a much smaller chain of 1,700 stores, the struggles and overabundance of sporting goods stores means it will be hard for Sports Authority to live on as a physical retailer.

But Sports Authority fans might find solace in this: some retailers, namely Sharper Image and Linens N Things, have come back from the dead as online-only brands. Better than nothing.

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com

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