This topic is honestly something I am truly very invested in. In other words, I have taken a lot of time in shifting from my previous need or desire for “instant gratification” into this new long-term appreciation and patience for “delayed gratification”. As you can likely tell, this goes very hand-in-hand with a long-term type of mindset.
I will say, that I believe my generation, the millennial generation is the epiphany of desire and practically need instant gratification. I attribute a lot of this to social media–I mean with all the platforms we have, Instagram, Snapchat, IG and Snap stories, etc. we can always see what others are up to in that instant and hell, we will often post to these platforms ourselves with what we are doing exactly in that moment. I mean even I fucking do it, but not for personal reasons. Everything in this digital age and space is so instant that it has cultivated a mindset of less patience and discipline in this millennial generation. I’ll give a few examples of what I mean. Continue reading “The Beauty in Delayed Gratification”
Today I am doing something a little different, where I am simply going to free-write about my current mindset and where it has taken me.
For these past few months, I have been very diligent on training my mindset and building myself as the best individual I can be moving forward into 2018. I will admit, I attribute a lot of my change in mindset to Gary Vaynerchuk and Lauryn Evarts, who I personally believe are male and female versions of each other. For those who may not have heard of Gary Vaynerchuk yet, I highly recommend to visit his Instagram and even better, listen to his podcasts on The GaryVee Audio Experience. On the other hand, Lauryn Evarts, the founder of The Skinny Confidential, is someone I see as a reflection of myself, but older and wiser. I also highly recommend her blog and her podcasts that she also shares with her husband. To cut to the chase, a few things I’ve learned from both thus far. Continue reading “All About the Mindset”
Some connections are simply meant to last a lifetime. But how often do we come across these kinds of connections?
Genuine connections with people are amazing…and extremely rare from my personal experience. When I say genuine connections, I mean those relationships you have with specific friends, a significant other, etc. Those friendships that are built on the foundation of similar values, goals, purpose, and you get the idea. Let’s be honest with ourselves, out of all your relationships with friends, colleagues, etc., how many of them could you truly see being by your side five years from now? Continue reading “Building Genuine Connections”
For the past few weeks or so, I for some reason started to feel a lack of passion for Southern California. It was to the point that I called my best friend and told him I was considering moving back to the East Coast and he was in shock. That’s mainly because all I ever wanted was to move and live in California and here I am (ask my best friends from middle school, I wrote it in someone’s yearbook lol), living all fine and dandy, yet, somehow lost the love for it. And I just couldn’t put my finger on why. Continue reading “Finding My Love for California”
We’ve all heard about how toxic social media can be. Some of us may get into the habit of comparing ourselves to others, believing people’s lives are the way they display it on Instagram, and honestly, we end up hating and judging people for tweeting about their political views and mindless opinions. So why do we keep up with it? Continue reading “The Toxicity of Social Media”
Often times, I always hear the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason.” To be brutally honest, I used to completely trust this statement and had a lot of belief in it. However, recently, I started to believe otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in this phrase to an extent. But recently, I came to a realization that this idea is often used as an excuse as to why some things happen out of our control and perhaps it is easier to think that something happened for a reason, rather than trying to choose our course of action. Continue reading “Our Choices”
A few weeks ago I wrote about changing into a 2.0 version of myself and I thought I’d give a little update on the progress, since I honestly believe it can be so beneficial for ANYONE who seeks change within themselves, to become better, stronger, and to find growth.
Recently I decided to start reading again for leisure, as part of my new regime in this growth period. Ironically enough, I picked up a book called “Mindset” written by psychologist Carol S. Dweck, where she touches on the two different mindsets that exists — a fixed mindset and growth mindset. Continue reading “The Power of Our Mindset”