This is it, the end of college. Shit. I mean, hooray!

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“I should ask them for a ride,” said the girl from my class as we were walking out of the building. She was talking about a pickup truck stopped at the stoplight  with 4 rowdy college boys in the bed of it–no tailgate. I laughed. (It’s one of the first nice days after dealing with yucky winter, so as you can see people were celebrating.) Then the next moment she is running across the street to really ask them for a ride! After a little budging, 3 guys inside open the doors and let her jump in. I laugh again in disbelief–mostly at the fact that she literally just jumped into a truck full of people she doesn’t know. (Now I know you may be thinking that a girl getting into a car full of strange guys isn’t the smartest, but keep in mind that this happened in broad daylight and Spartans tend to generally see the good in people.) 

After the light turned red again, I crossed the street and preceded to walk to my bus stop across campus. Along the way I couldn’t but help but think about that girl. Not that what she did was a bad or dangerous decision, but that I wish I could be as spontaneous as that. I would never do something that crazy and out of the blue. I mean, I do do spontaneous things sometimes, but never have I decided something that quick! That truck was waiting for the light to turn green. When I saw them, my only thought was “haha that’s funny.” While, this girl was already thinking about running over and asking them for a ride!

 

Lately, I have been searching for some inspiration.  Finishing up my last semester of college has got me seriously freaking out about the fucking future. I’m graduating from a Big 10 University, and I STILL don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. My plan was to have this figured out by now. It’s only been this last year that I have actually begun to enjoy my major. So, what should I do?

No idea here.

So. That is why I am searching for some inspiration. I need to find out what makes me excited about life. What makes me passionate. I have began to feel a lot of inspiration and passion for a business of mine, but I’m looking for even more. I’m looking for a  new mindset, and a happy balance in life. I know whatever journey I am about to embark on is not going to be easy. The lost and wandering college grad doesn’t get it’s bad rep from nothing. But, I’m actually excited about this part of my life. Now, that statement might totally bite me in the ass here soon, but I’m keeping an open mind.

So, back to the girl who jumped in the truck. She reminded me that life is about living! I gotta get out there! Too often I find myself cooped up not taking any risks. AND I’M SO BORED. Not to say that my life is boring, but I am bored with doing the same ol shit sometimes. I’m craving something brand spankin new, even if it scares the poop out of me.

Netflix, it’s been real. But I’ve gotta cut down our chill time. It’s not you, you’re great. Seriously, great. It’s me…

 

Hello…Universe?

So…This is me, hi.

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I want to talk about a personal topic that I think many people go through. Tonight I’ve been having a lot of thoughts zooming around in my brain. Bottom line is this: I am the person I am because of the opportunities I took, and the opportunities I didn’t take.  I feel blessed to be at the place I am in life right now. I have a loving support system, and have people I love very much. I’m healthy. I’m young. I keep an open mind. But there’s a phrase that often enters my mind that absolutely terrifies me. 

“You have the whole world in front of you”

Those 9 words hold a lot of responsibility. Almost too much. I’m here thinking to myself, “how am I suppose to take control of that concept?” It sounds silly, I know. But those words hold a great deal of weight on my shoulders. I do infact, have the whole world in front of me! It’s my responsibility to turn that phrase into tangible reality! WHOA. Let me clarify what I feel like when I think about that concept:

So, lil ol me often has the crazy switch turned on in my brain. I’m trying so hard to figure out what I am suppose to do with the whole world in front of me. What am I suppose to do with my life? Am I suppose to join the peace core? Am I suppose to get a masters degree? Am I suppose to travel the world?

I guess this is me asking the universe WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO?! 

I have a great vision for my future. I believe I have found a way to create the most success for myself, while helping out many people. I am very happy and excited about my business plans. Still, it’s like I have constant butterflies inside me fluttering around making me worry about everything. I worry about every little thing. Right now, I’m not worried that I made the wrong decision about the path I chose to take. I’m very secure and happy with my path. I’m worried that the universe has different plans for me, and I’m running the other way.

Does anyone else feel this way?! 

Even when you feel like the top of the world, do you ever have a feeling that you could be happier being/doing something else? It’s a strange concept to wrap your head around, I know, but I’m trying to make a point with all of this.

I think whatever path we choose to take in life is the right one. Sure, we might take the hard way. Maybe we’ll pass some major mountains and cliffs along the way. But the only way to see if you made all the right decisions in life is to jump off that cliff of uncertainty and believe that you can fly.

“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
-mary kay ash

So maybe I’m answering my own question here. Maybe we don’t need to know the answer. Maybe we are meant to live life the way we choose to live it, and there’s no set plan in the universe for us. Maybe EVERY path is the right path. We just have to make that decision…

What Color Are You?

Having trouble figuring people out? Do you get frustrated, and get confused why some people just do not see things the way you do? Well guess what? We all have had this issue. Whether it be for professional uses, or personal, I am going to help you figure out how to help people see things the way you do. You will want to write this down.

To communicate with people you need to understand what type of person they are. People are segmented into four different colors. Each color has distinct characteristics and personalities.  Now bear with me. I am going to exaggerate a bit so it will be easier for you to remember each color characteristic. Each color has good and bad parts, so please don’t get offended by these exaggerations.

Yellow

These people love to help. These people live to help. They are the caring, easy going people. Yellow people are the ones who are right away giving you a hug, and asking if you need anything to make you more comfortable. Yellows are not going to be overly concerned with money. They will actually feel offended if you continue talking about money, and how great it can be for them. They will not go out of their way to make a lot of money for themselves unless it’s for a greater good. Yellows strive to HELP others. 

Blue

These people love to partyBlues are always looking for fun. They easily look past things in order to obtain an adventure, experience, or opportunity. Blues are people persons. They love any chance they can get to meet new people. Blues are very outgoing and meet lots and lots of people. Often, these are the people who talk non stop, and don’t listen to what others are saying. Blues are constantly looking for excitement, and love to travel.

Red

These people need to feel like they are in charge. They need, and strive, to be the boss. Reds are very focused people. Money and success are very important to them. Reds are organized, and know what they are doing. They always have the right answer to everything. These are the people who will take charge in a situation, and present themselves as leaders.

Green

These people are the thinkers. Greens tend to live boring lives. They are socially challenged, and try to avoid people at all costs. They love information and facts. Greens have to convince themselves about things. You are going to have to be very patient with greens because they want to learn everything about everything. Greens come off as having little to no personality. 


As you can see, each of these colors have good and bad sides. Yellows are caring, but are soft spoken. Blues make great loud leaders, but don’t pay attention to detail. Reds know where they are going in life, but have too much pride. Greens are intelligent thinkers, but lack social skills.

Identifying what color people are can be a huge benefit to your communications. Especially if you want them to see something you see. 

You don’t have to act like colors that you aren’t, but you should learn how to talk like them so you can communicate successfully with different people.

It’s OK if people are more than one color. Sometimes, people are dominantly one color, and have aspects of other colors. Utilize the information you collect about people. Study people to understand how to communicate with them.

WHAT COLOR ARE YOU?

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YOU are Your Biggest Enemy

As cliche as it sounds, it’s true. You are your biggest enemy. 

“UH OH!”

You are going to be put through this test multiple times in your life, and you are going to see that you will probably respond differently each time. As you experience new things, you as an intelligence grows. You will naturally learn how to react to an experience.

“Focus on this moment, and nothing else. You in this moment are fine. Everything is perfect. Breath in, breath out. “

Now, after this point, you should react. Give it a try. I think you’ll be surprised with what you find happens.

The hardest part of being part of the success industry is getting out of your comfort zone. This is THEE HARDEST THING. If you can overcome this, you will find success. I know it. Now, the key is to push yourself to your best, to obtain the greatest success. If your limits aren’t being stretched as far as they can, you are HOLDING YOURSELF BACK! This is self destruction. 

Open your mind. Allow your physical self to experience new things so your mind can grow. I’m tellin’ you guys, THIS concept is pure gold. 

Imagine this with me: There is an open field. You are at one end, and success is at the other end. But between you and success, there is a small barbed wired fence. It’s relatively low to the ground, and doesn’t present fatal danger. Now, wouldn’t you find a way to get over that fence?!

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