Hello friends, and welcome to July’s Joyinmovement newsletter.
The past few months I’ve focused on detoxing, fitness apps and tools, and other very practical information.
This month I’d like to offer some philosophy. It’s good to be both practical and philosophical, don’t you agree?
The year 2020, and perhaps even the first six months of 2021, may have been a year of disappointments in the way it did not live up to our plans, and YET there is a startling truth to this disappointment.
This truth is that insane amounts of opportunity, learning, and growth came out of that experience.
We’ve talked about choosing to remember the gain, not the gap.
Your biggest failures and problems can be , if you let them , your greatest drivers of success, learning, and joy.
But you need to choose how you see them and how you remember them.
So, part one of transforming the present is appreciating it. It’s not about your resources, but how resourceful you are. There are people with far less doing far more with what they have than you and I are doing.
It’s not our circumstances, it’s who shows up to meet those circumstances. Yes, it’s all on us.
But there’s actually a problem with focusing on circumstances at all . You’re actually far better off focusing on your capability.
This is a powerful shift.
If you’re focused on your capability, then you’re more likely to put your energy into creating and moving forward. If you’re more focused on your circumstances, then you’re more likely to put your energy into consumption and avoidance.
Your emotional state is fundamental to what you create in your life and future.
If you’re at a place of acceptance, peace, and trust, then you’ll be able to navigate the challenges you’ll face toward living your dreams.
Every day, experience complete gratitude for the inevitable success of your future. Then, act the part, here and now.
Have you ever heard of the “Magic Rapport Formula?” It’s from Joe Polish. The principles of his formula are:
Focus on how you will help others reduce their suffering.
Invest time, money, and energy on relationships.
Be useful, grateful, and valuable.
Treat others how you would love to be treated.
Avoid formalities; be fun and memorable, not boring.
Provide value on the spot.
So many of these principles are life-changing. If you apply these ideas, you will become an incredible friend, family member, and coworker. You’ll become extremely successful in life and business.
I’m consistently meeting new people, working on new projects, reading new books, and engaging in new environments.
I enjoy creating new and transformational experiences.
It’s powerful to stop pursuing final destinations and instead pursuing the journey through experiences and growth.
Success, therefore, should not be a destination, but instead, an approach to life. You’re successful so long as you’re following YOUR OWN curiosity and pushing YOUR OWN life forward.
This month’s book recommendation:
It might sound like a strange question, but how much do you play in your daily life? In this fun book, Brown makes the case for play. He explains how it can benefit our brains, creativity, and happiness. He asserts that playing is some of the “most important work we ever do.” As someone who likes her playtime, I support this idea! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
I think as we enter the second half of the year it’s good to see life through our philosophical lens. Not to worry though. If life philosophy doesn’t toot your horn, I’ll be back next month with tips/tools/ideas about fitness, healthy living, and enjoying JoyinMOVEMENT!