I like quotes. They give me a quick “aha moment” without having to read a lot. Some quotes are funny while others can provide a quick check-in with reality and get me rooted in something I need. I have a working list on my phone that I often refer to when I need something catchy to go under a fierce Instagram post. I know it’s ridiculous, but it helps get likes. Likes lead to followers. And followers lead to a broader audience, which is why you are reading this right now. Possibly.
This list changes daily. They generally derive from books I’m reading, rap songs, or stuff I hear that I want to remember. I’m currently reading Seat of the Soul, which comes highly recommended by Oprah. The author appeared on her show like 30 times. Oprah and Maya Angelou both prefaced the 25th anniversary edition. Yeah, I’m going to be a new person when I finish this book.
Here is my working list. Let me know what you think:
Mindset is more important than circumstance
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Keep your two cents if it ain't going towards the bill
I lose faith in me all the time. I never lose faith in God. That's the difference. That's why I don't quit.
The link between success and accountability is irrefutable.
Discipline creates lifestyle.
A few years ago I switched from New Year’s Resolutions to long “To Do Lists” that were mapped out in quarters. I like them. I revise them as I go along but it’s nice to have a layout. I listen to podcasts and I’m semi-addicted to self-help products. In a recent episode of The Smart Passive Income, I learned about a book called the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. He suggests that one hour will change your day and ultimately change the course of your life. I’m one day in and I already agree.
Some people call this time to self, The Golden Hour. What ever you choose to call this special time, I honestly believe it will lend itself to crafting your acting career. Here is a generic version of what should be in your miracle morning but I highly suggest you click here to order a tangible copy so you can mark it up and refer to it often.
The Miracle Morning
Do 10 minutes of each activity.
Silence: prayer, meditation, focus on your breath, self-reflection
Reading: self-help material, the bible, something that uplifts you
Affirmations: write out what you want to happen in your life as if it has already happened. Some are also available at millionairemindbook.com
Visualization: look at your vision board and carefully envision having every detail
Journaling: don’t hold anything back
Exercise: your choice!
It starts with ten minutes each but you can expand the areas as you see fit. Studies show that millionaires wake up three hours prior to their first engagement daily. Maybe their miracle mornings have been heavily expanded.
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