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.



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

Personal Affirmation

One of my greatest fears had become that I would never live up to my potential. But recently, from the positive self love and self awareness that has been a huge practice with a lot of my life mentors and teachers, I began to start overcoming that past fear. I decided to be brave and to take matters into my own hands. I realized that the only way that I wouldn’t reach my potential is if I didn’t do what I needed to do. So I’ve started to affirm this to myself. I hope it helps you too.


Repeat as need:

I am not wasted potential.

I am living up to my greatest potential every moment of every day.

– AJ

Quote of the Day

“Master your internal force. Harness your internal force.” – Danny Rand, Iron Fist (Marvel)


It takes consistent, dedicated work, every day. It takes patience, calm, empathy, understanding, and love. It is a journey, every single moment, of every single day you are given. The more you practice the better you become, the better you become the greater your experience. Show up and do your best. Get living.