Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday-What Do You Wish for Fall?

I haven't done a lot of Wishcasting Wednesday Prompts lately. I do what speaks to me when it speaks to me. I am very excited about Fall and when I saw this I thought "This is an easy one...Short and Sweet"

Are you Ready?

What do You Wish for Fall?

I wish for it to GET HERE!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Declaration of You-Success

DOU this week is starting off the week talking about just see my worksheets from this week go to bottom

I went researching as I often do and found a few of my old Blogs where I talk about Success

 I spoke here about how I was Successful Once~"Now I believe in following my passion and if you follow that passion, the true success will follow. People will desire to help you, money will flow in as needed."

I mention a friend here talking about his thoughts on why he hadn't been Successful-Lack of Success "I spoke to someone today who needed some encouragement. Who just hadn't gone forward. he didn't know why he hadn't been successful but he knew he could make other successful. One of the things I told him and we ended up speaking about today was writing down your definition for success for one and also writing down what you want to make and double that! In addition to that we spoke of "Loving the moreness" and "Upping your Dreams" which made me laugh because I got to thinking, how many people want to say "UP YOURS!" to their dreams? Well, don't. Up those dreams. But be aware of the Big Dreams."

Former Successes

(This makes me think of Michelle Ward When I Grow Up Coach-Pounding the Pavement Book-I even mention her here)
Mostly, get real with yourself. Get in tune with you are, who you want to be, and who you "wanted" to be. maybe you don't want to be that person anymore. Maybe you still do. What do you want out of life? Then why aren't you going for it? Are you letting yourself get in the way again? What are your time wasters? Maybe you need to write them down and put them in front of you so when you see yourself doing them, you stop doing them.

The Brave Girls Soul Restoration2 Roadmap to Success

This is where Melody Ross encouraged us to put down our roadblocks or landmines that get in our way of Success. Roadmap to Success-Life Book

 This week on Declaration of You-Success in TrishaLand!

My thoughts after visitng TrishaLand
I am Content in TrishaLand because:

the scent of fresh cut grass comes to mind
and that can translate to the real world by enjoying mowed lawns or help others mow

there were whimsical trees around me that can translate to the real world by me drawing, inking, and coloring these trees I see in my mind

there was happy uplifting musical Broadway music surrounding me/translates to making a playlist and a cd to take in my car of my favorite Broadway Tunes

I was happily doing my Fashion Web Community/translate focus on getting web and community up and running, Blogs, Facebook, web, etc

I was dressed in an outfit I made and an apron line I created/translates to me learning hwo to sew and making Apron Prototype
Key Activity Pieces

Key Activity Pieces/Are important to me Because

Penciling, inkin and coloring whimsical trees/it is something I can draw freehand
It's surreal (I love Surreal Art)
It's imagnitive
It opens my creative side

Getting the Fashion Web Community Up/It's my own
It could give me freedom
I won't have to work for others
It will give me financial security
I will make me delighted

Make a Broadway CD-playlist/ I love music
I love singing (and so will and plan to sing with it)
Makes me happy

TrishaLand Feelings

Brings about these TrishaLand Feelings

Financial Security
My first whimiscal tree, penciled, inked, and soon to be colored :)
Baby Steps


1 Volunteer at Omaha Fashion Week
2-Share my Passion at BarCamp Omaha
3-Learn/ask what others do (Buddy Press etc)
4-Start Building Site Community
5-Get Beta Testers
6-Make Marketing Cards
7-Have a Launch Party
8-Go to meetings, conferences, speak for groups, etc whatever it takes to do continual buisness for SF Community

Here is where I SHOULD on myself
ThingsI think I SHOULD know (but need to replace this with Want or Need or kick this bad boy outta here)

About websites community building/because I am a web designer

How to integrate the tools into/over my html site/I took html, I have learned this before

How to market myself effectively/because I am social

How to be Successful and Profitable/because well I don't know why I SHOULD know it but I think I should know. I want to know this for all the other things in my life...

I wrote on the top (No Shoulding on Yourself) (No shoulding allowed) DOn't you just hate it when others "should" all over you? Yeah me too so I am NOT going to do it to myself!

What is your definition of Success? How did you get there? Is that an image or viewpoint you like or are comfortable with? Well, I used to think of "Success" differently but as this year has taught me many things...this class has opened my eyes some more and helped me seee more about it.

I declare that my definition of Success is a bit of what I had before "following my passion and if you follow that passion, the true success will follow. People will desire to help you, money will flow in as needed." but I add...allowing my feelings to come forth and help guide me be

Financial Security
and to do the things that lead me here WHATEVER they may be WHENEVER I pull them up fro resources!

Letter to Your Future Self

Michelle from When I Grow Up Coach and Declaration of You has challenged us this week to write a letter to our future selves. I am reminiscent when my mother used to tell me when I was 16 and  growing up to write down the things I wanted in my future and then she made me mail it to myself and label it "Don't Open until 1996 or later" (10 years later)

I forgot about the letter then one day in teh mail my mother send me a note attached to a letter in the year 2003. It said "Remember who you were, now remember who you are." Before I even opened the darn dangit thing she had me in tears.

It was interesting talking about what type of mom I was going to be and how my daughter was going to treat me if I ever had one. I also said "If you make past 25 have a party because I didn't think you would live that long." Which looking back now that I am 41 makes me laugh. Wow, what kind of depressive state was I in that I thought I wasn't even going to make it past 25??!!

So to do this again at 41 I am sure will be different but it will be interesting to read in the future, next year I hope. In 1986, at 16 years old we had computers but the Internet was not around. I did not write my letter on a blog such as I am doing for the whole world to see. But my life since I was 16 years old has changed drastically. Openly sharing online is a habit and a crutch in some ways. Perhaps I post too much but I feel I have a story to tell and I feel what I have to say matters. Maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. But I share anyway because I live in the belief and hope that what I say will touch a life that is meant to be a part of mine. So with that I share my Letter to a Future Self...

I used the template from this blog and then altered it a bit- Letter to my Future Self HERE

To my future self,
I hope that last year was good to you.

You wrote this letter last year to the challenge and you rose to the challenge jsut like you rise to many challenges you have faced in life and in this past year.

No matter what people told you, or said it couldn't be done, you kept pressing on and did as you felt you needed to do and look how you were rewarded for it.

Out of those many challenges rose an amazing, spectacular, beautiful YOU. Some of those challenges were not easy and you struggled but made it through. 

You started the year out right though with a KA-POW! You started the year with Soul Restoration #1 with the Brave Girls. This helped you to let go of your past hurts and hangups. It helped you see you for the you that you are now, this year not who you were, not a victim but a survivor. It helped you let go and let you live.

After that you took a bit of a break and tried to do some things on your own. You tussled and tumbled a bit with yourself but you kept your head above water and kept on.  Then you heard about Right Brain Business Plan Online Summit and you gleaned and learned and grew so much. You learned from that how your Right Brain you and your Left Brain you can live, coexist and work together. You created a Business Plan, You put your goals down, you put your dreams down and you start reaching for them. You learned you don't have to be stuffy to be in business. You learned the word "Collaborative" and you even noticed after that how much you started hearing that word around town.

Each E-Course helping you take a few baby steps and a few big steps towards the direction of your dreams and you didn't even realize it (or did you...wink wink giggle squeak).  You found out about Goddess Leonie Dawson and started using every email she gave you. You did the mini retreats she gave you. You posted her beautiful pictures up on your walls to remind you of the things she was teaching you like how you are Loved, how you are Beautiful and How to Be a Goddess. You even changed you Facebook for awhile to be Goddess Patricia.

Then Soul Restoration #2 happened and you learned about Living the Life You Want. You originally thought you had nothing to gain from this since you were lucky enough to learn that lesson early in life but unlucky in how you learned. Because your father passed so early in your life at the age of 10 years for you (42 for him) you learned that life is short and make each moment count and make the most of it while you can. Then going to live with your mother taught you how to live that wonderful life in her teachings of spirituality, openness, being fearless and being a brave and courageous influence in your life. (Remember to thank her for that)

You were open this year to the teaching and insights of others and that was a good thing for you. In the summer you saw a great opportunity to be creative and took not just 1, but 3 "THREE" creative Online E- Courses. You took Soul Restoration 2, Summer of Color, and In the Sun. This really opened up your creative side and I truly believe opened up your mind. You created some amazing artwork and have amazeballs (Michelleism) artwork and journals to not just show for it but to encourage and inspire you!

You did just that! You looked at your books, artwork, e-course material and it encouraged and inspired you. You seized opportunities when they landed on your doorstep.  You learned from every E-course something, a principle, a thought, an action that led you on your path to success!

You started to launch your Non-profit for the Homeless and for awhile let things get in the way but as you started moving through these e-courses more and more you got all your paperwork done and are finally making an impact on the Des Moines Iowa and Omaha Communities by the things you do to help the homeless. You had a successful fundraiser drive collecting these items for Warriors for the Homeless. You provide toiletries to various shelters out of the back of your car on a monthly basis. You are an amazing liaison for those in need. You have great reporte with vendors who willingly donate product, certificates and items for your organization. You had a successful Brown Bag Event gathering waters, snacks and peanut butter sandwiches for the homeless and you had so many volunteers you didn't know what to do with yourself.

Right after you finished your summer creative art classes you heard about Omaha Fashion Week and knew you had to volunteer. One of the things you learned in SR2 was how doing Fashion was one of those things that makes you happy and you should start striving toward it. You weren't even living in Omaha at the time but you offered anyway, patiently waiting with baited breath to find out if you got in. Then out of the blue a freelance job contacted you and you took it to start earning more money for your bills to become financially free (a goal you chose in SR2). Next thing you knew you got accepted to volunteer. You devoured this opportunity to get SensaFashion back up and running and you started reaching for that goal as well. (why not right?). You had a blast volunteering and learned that this IS something you wanted to start moving towards.

Not long after you heard that BarCamp Omaha was just a few short weeks after Fashion Week. How the fates and the stars lined up for you! You shared you passion and took your web application idea into a thriving, booming online Fashion Web Community! You have over 2,500 members on the community website. You have been in 5 business magazines showcasing your business and your non-profit showing how you manage this amazing Fashion Business and yet still have time to give back and moreover INSIST on giving back through your non-profit! You now longer work any Freelance contracts because you don't NEED to! Your businesses are thriving, you are elated, content and happy finally, FINALLY doing what you want to do.

You are also happy in your personal life. You are now financially secure, have the financial freedom you wanted to own your own life not let it own you. You have a great new car that you love and that you wanted so desperately! You love your car and love going to meetings just so you can drive in your new car! You have the wealth of money you desired-enough to pay all your bills off, be financially secure and still have a bit of fluff extra.

You have an amazing man in your life. You are deeply in love. You don't know what you would do without him and you love him being in your life and yo being in his. The word BLISS comes to mind often.

I hope that you'll remember that you wanted to learn from your experiences, and that to that end, you wrote this letter to help remind you of those times, and to accept the advice and assistance of the people who care. To remember people mean well who try and help you. Remember to see the good in others as you usually do. But also remember to see all teh good you have done in the past year and the good that has come to you. Namaste~

Your past self,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Who Taught You?

In today's society we are so often not happy with who we are. I have taken courses all year that constantly remind me to accept myself for me, that I am beautiful just the way I am, and to love myself.

Living causes a scar, life casuses a scar...~My so called life

Songs from various artists encourage us to think better about ourselves.

James Blunt-You're Beautiful
Bruno Mars-Just the Way You Are
Mercy Me-Beautiful

The best thing I heard was today something I haven't heard yet. Who Taught You.

"Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet? Who taught you to hate your own kind? Who taught you to hate the race that you belong to so much so that you don't want to be around each other? No... Before you come asking Mr. Muhammad does he teach hate, you should ask yourself who taught you to hate being what God made you."

(May 5 1962, Los Angeles)

In the TV show My So Called Life Angela opens up to her mother and tells her how she feels ugly and why she does is because her mother showed her how to think that way.

My So-Called Life
created by Winnie Holzman

Angela: Why don't you just admit it, okay?
Patty: Admit what?
Angela: That I'm ugly, okay?
Patty: What? How can you think--
Angela: By looking in the mirror, okay? By looking at you, the way you look at me. By the way you instruct me on how to wash my face so I don't get zits. Like you have to fix me, like you're ashamed of me. You expect me to be beautiful...'cause you're beautiful. Well, I'm sorry. I'm not. I'm just not.

Patty: Well, so now, the tables have turned, haven't they? I mean, I, like all women, am becoming less and less attractive in the eyes of the world, more and more expendable as I grow older. While you, like all men, are considered more desirable and more attractive the older you get. Of course, you'll die sooner.

"You think there's anybody in this world who truly believes they're
"Umm... RuPaul."
-My So-Called Life

Angela: People are always saying you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster. Like you know what it is even. But every so often I'll have, like, a moment, where just being myself in my life right where I am is, like, enough
-My So-Called Life

Just being myself is ENOUGH