Advice To Live By

“Your reward is proportional to your perspiration. Always be patient, be smart, be ready!”

– American Ballet Theatre, Pro tip

If you want results, you have to do the work. Find the heart to pursue your passions and dreams and do the perseverance to push through, learn from, and use to your advantage the challenges that come your way.


The Heart

“Here is my secret,

A very simple secret.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,

What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The heart is so much more than a muscle. It is the tool of which we use to behold all that truly matters in this life.

It is with the heart that we see what can not be superficially seen.

It is with the heart that we feel what can not be physically touched.

It is with the heart that we can hear what is not able to be spoken when words fail.

It is with the heart that we know what can not be known through our very impressionable and ever-changing mind.

To get to the heart of a thing is to get to the truth. And that is what counts. More than that, it is what we DO with the truth that matters MOST.

May we make the way of the heart a way of life so that we can truly, deeply, freely live, love, and prosper.



Quote of the Day

“Step up. Break away from the status quo. Inspire others.”

I was scrolling through Instagram and happened upon a post from the American Ballet Theatre, I believe, and saw these words in one of their posts about being a professional dancer. These words stuck with me.

If we are to live our best lives and live our fullest and greatest potential, we need to step up. Challenges arise and we are tested. Our will, hearts, and desire are tested. We can rise to meet those challenges head on.

The status quo is a societal burden that has weighed humanity down for too long. Let us rid ourselves of this unnecessary obstacle. It serves no purpose, therefore it is useless. So let’s break free, be free, live our lives, love ourselves.

Inspiration comes in an infinite number of ways. And our want to be good to others begets the best, not only in ourselves, but others as well. Kindness and goodness go so far in this life. May we make these our way of life so that we may continue to grow, be, and do better.



Love and Be Well

this is the place. this is the moment. this is it.

we have so much going on around us and inside of us. it’s can be difficult to tune out all the excess noise.

if you’re privileged enough to have the resources, you can find and get the inspiration, motivation, help, and push you need to get you where you can and want to be. for others of us, it isn’t so easy.

the great thing is, we can all do our part to add to the collective of love in life. when we find ourselves and our individual purpose and our individual voice, we add to the goodness that exists here on this planet, at this moment.

as big and hard as it is to be here and do this, to live,it’s imperative that you try. we have been silenced, stifled, hurt, beaten, blocked, and made to feel guilty about wanting to be ourselves and be free. But it is our right.

tune it all out. tune out the world society. tune out the noise. tap into the love within. tap into yourself. feel. think. hear. be guided by your inner, real, true self. it’s there. open yourself to life. open yourself to the infinite possibilities that exist for you.

there is so much out there. you have a whole, entire life to live.

discover what it is that lights your spark, that encourages and uplifts you. find who it is that helps guide your light. there are teachers everywhere in all different shapes, forms, and sizes.

one of the greatest lessons you will ever learn is to not be dependent on form. be like water, flow with whatever life brings you. be at peace with yourself. you might not be what, who, or how you want to be at this moment and life may not be what and how you want, but that doesn’t matter. the only thing that matters is that you love yourself, appreciate this moment, realize that every moment is opportunity for change, and do your best to live, be, and do as you want.

we’ve been taught that it is wrong to want and desire and hope. unlearn this. want what you want. do what it takes to get what you want. dream. aspire to great things, have standards. expect the most and the best of life. you deserve no less.

give life, this moment, your undivided attention. do the things that you love, that make you smile, that make you happy. help and do what you can for others. show love, be love. shine. your light and you spirit, your potential and your beauty is endless. you are strong as hell. you are so powerful. you are a force to be reckoned with.

acknowledge and accept all of who and what you are. struggle, hurt, and pain are a part of your story. they are lessons and you can handle it all. you were made to. you were meant to.

it can be a little scary realizing how incredible and powerful and brilliant and genius and gorgeous you are. the realization of just how important and the full extent of your existence can be a bit overwhelming. but worry not. feel that, then move on. go deeper into yourself and see that you are a part of everything as everything is a part of you.

the more you grow and learn and see, the more you begin to understand that we are one. everything and everyone is connected. and as the acceptance and understanding of our unity becomes a way of life, when peace and joy, happiness and caring, goodness and creativity, freedom and perseverance, work and consistency, boldness and willingness, focus and grit, openness and calm, patience and confidence, purpose and self-discipline, will power and balance, adaptation and practice, understanding and love become a way of life, everything is right. everything is the way it should be. we have succeeded in the purpose of being here; to experience, live, be, do, and love.

love is the heart, truth, and reason. love is you. love is me. love is all.

love and be well.


Consciously Choose

Consciously choose your words.

Consciously choose your thoughts.

Consciously choose your actions.

Consciously choose your beliefs.

Consciously choose your attitude.

Consciously be aware of and work to control your emotions and reactions.

All of these create your life. Consciously create your life.

Be consistent in this practice.

Wake with blessings and gratitude. Affirm your life.

Do everything that is in your best interest at all times. – AJ

Bits of Wisdom

• Books, audio, videos of things that move you forward, lift, inspire, and motivate you in life and in your passions.

• Dominate your field

• “Let go of your mistakes and do better next time.” – Joel Olsteen

• Think like the person you want to be, act like the person that you want to be, feel like the person you want to be.

• Respect your nature, know your nature

• Master consistency, master your daily routines

• Success = quiet, little actions with love

• Make a choice to do it (live and do the tasks that you need to do)

• Small and steady wins the race

• Kill your procrastination

• Put in the work

• “Feed your hunger to learn, grow, and love.” – Tony Robbins

• You’re either willing to do what it takes or you aren’t. – say: I am. I am willing. I am willing to go the extra mile and to push through, no matter what.

• When you get better, life gets better.

• The fruit of everything good in life begins with a challenge