2017 Intentions

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So we made it, well into the new year and hopefully our new routines. I’ve been working diligently on shaking off a lot of bad habits I picked up over time. We’re about 3 weeks in so some may be starting to feel a bit sluggish and falling back into the comfort of old habits…. DON’T!! sure our comfort zone is a cool place, but nothing ever grows there.

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For 2017 and beyond lets drop the barrier and live! Do something a bit challenging everyday, something to better us little by little. When we have a big task at hand break it down and focus on smaller portions it wont be as overwhelming. Β And before we know it that big task will be accomplished and we’ll have another notch under our belt.

Here are some things I be working on for the year.

2017 INTENTIONSΒ 

  • Start to create garments for clients -Sharping my entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve and dedicate more time to my Illustrations
  • be a consistent blogger
  • get more familiar with my camera – taking a photography class, so ill be stepping it up
  • Focus on time management
  • Continue to be interactive with other bloggers

 

My goal for 2017 is to live without barriers and limitations i put on myself. I want to improve my focus and maintain my momentum on being proactive. So, feel free to stop in, share life experiences and let’s motivate one another.

Happy & productive 2017 everyone

Peace & Love
✌ & πŸ’—

 

 

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Personal Endeavors to be GREAT πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

One thing that’s apparent in this video is, every professional has found themselves in this Cutie’s shoes at one time or another. No one became great without having the courage to suck but kept the hard work & faith high knowing they’ll become better.

Which is exactly what I’m going through. I’m working on my first gown. & the hiccups, run around, and mistakes are helping mold the learning experience. That’s what I’m telling myself, I changed my narrative. The way I approach my creative process. By doing so, it’s not a daunting, frustrating task. Now its only a matter of working on speeding up a bit, but that will come in due time.

We are all like/{have been like} this mini ballerina in her endeavors to be great. So let’s all work towards our very own greatness through Diligence, Hard Work, & Faith

Peace & Love
     ✌ & πŸ’—

Why Do You Write?

I stumbled upon this really cool post, and am wondering the same; What makes you create/write?

I originally started blogging as a platform to stay motivated through the creative process. I wanted to see each project through, {do some serious improving on my time management skills. Which Sucks!!} document my experiences, & gain insight through people I connect with.

But, now I feel like I’m hitting a wall as far as finding my voice & the bases of what House Of Goal is. Idk, maybe all of this is very timely with this phase of my life. I don’t want my blog to be super personal divulging intimate details {not that there’s anything wrong if that’s your preference} I would like to improve on being an active blogger. Mainly stay on track with my various goals. I may not execute them as I have envisioned but as long as I’m giving it my all and continue to peruse my dreams I’ll definitely be happy. Giving my best & nothing less!!

….. So to answer the question I create to express myself, push & improve my skills.

Work In Progress

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Not where I want to be, but thankful I’m not were I was. 🙌🙌🙌 Did some minor tweaking to the girls, still have to add color to their clothes….. Have every intention on seeing this through.
Especially after hanging out with my nieces & nephews the other day. I realized just how much they look up to me, in all honest I want to be a great role model for them. One who finishes all that I start, & trys my best through it all.

OK now back to these sketches, I used PrismaColor markers & color pencils. Mainly “cool grey 40%” for the shadowing.

Breakfast of Champs; Frogs, βœ‹ Hold the Procrastination

If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.

-Mark Twain

Today my Professor shared some insight one of his favorite quotes, what i get out of this….. everybody has sucky aspects of their job/ day/ life. NOTHING MAKES YOU EXEMPT TO THIS, no way around it. Get to chucking those frogs back, and procrastination just makes it worst. So just get it over with.

Reading the New York Times the other day, i stumbled across an article that inspired me. Being that I’m on a mission to drop these horrific procrastination ways. The first entitled “If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind” by Phyllis Korkki {http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/business/if-you-want-to-meet-that-deadline-play-a-trick-on-your-mind.html} She made a few good points, first beginning, with the beginning. The toughest part of any task; is always to start. My mind usually wonders and transforms the task into a monstrosity the size of the Great Wall of China. That I wouldnt have the slightest inclination to dethrone. I would just let it sit there, & get higher and higher.

Good news there are tips for my fellow procrastinators. Mainly Manipulate our perception of Time but how?
Yanpin Tu, a Ph.D candidate at Booth School of Business @ the University of Chicago and Dilip Soman a marketing professor at Rotman School of Management @ the University of Toronto conducted a study with farmers in India. Divided the farmers in two groups, told them save as much money as possible in a bank account. One group’s time period was between June and Dec., the other from July to Jan. of the following yr. Farmers with the December deadline immediately opened their accounts because the deadline was viewed more as the present. Same results with undergrad & MBA students in the U.S

A different study showed people were more likely to start a task if the deadline was within that month, or the one to follow.

Tip #2; Color Code your Calendar.
Pick one color for the certain amount of days leading up to your deadline. From the start day to the last and all days throughout…… Guess it shows each day has the same urgency & everyday counts.
This technique will be new to me, with incorporating a calendar & staying on top of things. Time for my procrastination to kick rocks.

SUCCESS, BREEDS SUCCESS
take it one day at a time, little by little. Try setting shorter term goals that are aligned with the grandiose plan. Might not meet the mark today, but you’ll inch closer to landing it tomorrow.

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Soon as I get up ill be chomping down those frogs, making room for whatever else may lay ahead of me.
So, bottoms up

Hope this helps you all as well, let’s knock out those goals
& as always

✌ & πŸ’—
Peace & Love Peeps