Let Me Pick Your Brain for a Minute

Let Me Pick Your Brain for a Minute

You might think that because I blog about personal development that I must have it all figured out. And, in some ways, I do “get” it, most of the time. Sure, everyone has more to learn, and I learn new things every single day.

In theory, I understand what I need to do to be the person I want to be. This is good.

But theory and the application of it are two completely different things. The knowledge and understanding of how to have the life I want is occasionally overshadowed by my innate humanness.

In fact, this humanness is part of the reason I write this blog. It started as an effort to figure out my own life, in a way. As a writer, I tend to put ‘pen to paper’ (or fingers to keyboard) to figure out how to deal with any issues that crop up in my life. I can’t tell you how many times I have used this method to successfully manifest positive change in my life. I’ve been journaling and/or “writing it out” since I could hold a pencil, literally.

When I started this blog, it was more of a personal journal–a place for me to work out my own issues. Of course it developed a life of its own after awhile, and I found myself on a mission.

Once I realized the blog was helping other people, I started writing for them–sharing my own understanding of the world and the people around me. Generally, these posts are inspired by events that transpire in my own life, so I’m still getting my “free blog therapy,” which makes it a win/win situation, from what I can tell.

And, as I kept writing, I found that readers could relate–I got comments, emails, Facebook posts and tweets about how much my message was helping people–all of which, of course, drove me to write more. Who doesn’t love helping people? It feels good. And when something feels good–you know you’re on the right path.

So, this brings me to the point of today’s post. I am considering writing a book that would be along the same lines of the theme of this blog. However, since I cover such a wide variety of topics here, I am looking for a more specific topic area.

Now it’s your turn to help me, dear readers. I’d like to pick your brains. In a good way.  😉

I would like to know what topics are of interest to you–what would you like to know more about in regard to personal development? About pursuing your fulfillment, your dreams, your desires? The Law of Attraction? Self confidence? Something else?

Please leave me a comment here, email me at [email protected], tweet me @AngieAtkinson or share your ideas with me on Facebook, and let me know your thoughts! Thanks in advance for your help!

Manifesting Your Desires: A Cue from Travis McCoy & Bruno Mars

Manifesting Your Desires: A Cue from Travis McCoy & Bruno Mars

 “Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has a thought, or a prolonged, chronic way of thinking, they’re in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts” – Michael Beckwith.

The ability to have the lives we want is truly within our reach–in fact, it’s within our own minds. What we think about and focus on, we attract into our lives. So, if we’re constantly feeling like we’re not good enough, feeling sick or unhappy, or feeling like we don’t have the things and the people we want in our lives, we attract more of that negativity into our lives. But, if we focus on feeling grateful for the things we have and for the things we want, we begin to manifest and attract more of those things into our lives. 

See, the thing is, whether we actively use it to our advantage or not, we are, at all times, using the law of attraction–whether we do this intentionally or not.

In that spirit, I thought I’d share the following video featuring a song by Travis McCoy (and featuring rapper Bruno Mars) which, in my opinion, embodies the concept of positive thinking and using the law of attraction to our advantage.  McCoy sings about how much he wants to be a billionaire, and then he goes into detail, describing how his life will be and what he will do when he achieves that goal. He doesn’t vaguely describe his goals either–he goes into as much detail as the three or four minutes of the song will allow.

That’s the key–to visualize and really feel the feelings of having what you want. Imagine exactly what life will be like when you achieve your desires–how will you feel? What will you think? What will you do? Who will you be?

While McCoy’s lyrics may not ring true for everyone as the ultimate dream, we can all take a cue from him by watching how he focuses on those things he wants to attract into his life.

Remember, when you focus on what you truly desire, you’ll attract that into your life. But when you focus on all of the things that are wrong in your life–you can expect more of those things to manifest.

What do you think?

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Ultimate Blog Challenge: Throwing My Hat In

Ultimate Blog Challenge: Throwing My Hat In

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As many of my regular readers know, I’m a pretty busy person. In addition to my beautiful family and my thriving freelance writing career, I’m also the co-founder of The WM Network and will soon publish my first book–a guide on websites for freelance writers. 

And while all of that makes me very happy, one of my other passions–this blog and the mission it serves–is sometimes regretfully neglected. This is why I have decided to participate in (yet another) 30 day blog challenge here at In Pursuit of Fulfillment.

I attempted one of these challenges in June, and while I did quite well for about the first half of the month, a family vacation and certain work deadlines prevented me from fully committing to the last half. Okay, “prevented me from fully committing” is a bit of an overstatement–I just chose not to finish out the challenge because I wanted to be on vacation with the family. 😉

Of course, I could beat myself up about this, but that’s not how I roll. Instead, I’m giving it another shot–this time with the Ultimate Blog Challenge that begins today. See, during the first half of June when I actively participated in the challenge, I found that the benefits were many.

First, I met many new friends and made new connections–many of whom I still communicate with on a regular basis.

Second, I was forced to focus on the topic of personal development, which is something that I’m passionate about and that I really NEED to focus on more often.

Third, I felt motivated to keep the blogs coming, which of course didn’t hurt my traffic one bit. 🙂

While I didn’t announce the challenge in June, I am doing so this time because I want you, my wonderful readers, to help hold me accountable! I’ll be here every day in August with a new post. This is going to be fun!

If you’re a fellow blogger, why not join me in the Ultimate Blog Challenge?

This post was originally published on InPursuitofFulfillment.com. If found anywhere else, this content is illegally copied and should be reported.
Ultimate Blog Challenge: Throwing My Hat In

Ultimate Blog Challenge: Throwing My Hat In

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As many of my regular readers know, I’m a pretty busy person. In addition to my beautiful family and my thriving freelance writing career, I’m also the co-founder of The WM Network and will soon publish my first book–a guide on websites for freelance writers. 

And while all of that makes me very happy, one of my other passions–this blog and the mission it serves–is sometimes regretfully neglected. This is why I have decided to participate in (yet another) 30 day blog challenge here at In Pursuit of Fulfillment.

I attempted one of these challenges in June, and while I did quite well for about the first half of the month, a family vacation and certain work deadlines prevented me from fully committing to the last half. Okay, “prevented me from fully committing” is a bit of an overstatement–I just chose not to finish out the challenge because I wanted to be on vacation with the family. 😉

Of course, I could beat myself up about this, but that’s not how I roll. Instead, I’m giving it another shot–this time with the Ultimate Blog Challenge that begins today. See, during the first half of June when I actively participated in the challenge, I found that the benefits were many.

First, I met many new friends and made new connections–many of whom I still communicate with on a regular basis.

Second, I was forced to focus on the topic of personal development, which is something that I’m passionate about and that I really NEED to focus on more often.

Third, I felt motivated to keep the blogs coming, which of course didn’t hurt my traffic one bit. 🙂

While I didn’t announce the challenge in June, I am doing so this time because I want you, my wonderful readers, to help hold me accountable! I’ll be here every day in August with a new post. This is going to be fun!

If you’re a fellow blogger, why not join me in the Ultimate Blog Challenge?

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