This is the year! You can meet your goals, keep promises to yourself, and become the person that you day dream about. Let’s do this!
I have talked about positivity many times in my blogs, and it is a concept that I am still obsessed with today. As much as I focus on staying positive I can still, at times, I feel myself sliding down ⛰ the depression slope. And it is a slippery slope. 💦
I know that I despise being in this place, but life is not always going to be perfect. I have learned to not only accept this, but to be aware of it. When I am able to see and admit there is a problem, I am able to fix it and snap out of it faster.
This requires being really honest with myself, my family, and my friends. I tell them how I am feeling and why I think I feel that way. We then brainstorm ideas to fix the issue.
I feel extremely blessed to have the family and friends that I have, and I understand that many people are not as fortunate. If this is you; find a support group, or perhaps a life coach that can help you talk it out when times get tough.
If you find yourself sliding down the slope, think about all the things you are grateful for. And find a support system! But most importantly, find a solution. Because a life filled with depression and sleeping all day is not a very fulfilling life at all.
Until next week,
Simply Brandi Olson
One of my favorite activities in the whole world is giving back. 🙏 I love everything from donating my time to helping random strangers on the street. 👵I know how important it is for the people I bless, and it absolutely sets the fireworks off in my soul.💥
The great thing about giving back is there are so many ways to help. If you do not have the money to give, use your time. ⏰ There are many organizations that love “helping hands.”
If you don’t have a ton of time, investigate donating money to a cause that is near and dear to your heart. 🐶 And if you are not sure what to do (this happens to me regularly) ask God how you can be of service. He always has the best ideas, and is happy to help. 💡
Also, keep your eyes open for good deeds. 👀 Help an elderly person with their groceries. Listen to the man that needs a shoulder to cry on. Be kind, fill your heart with love, and spread it to the world!
Go out today and find a way to show someone some love.
Simply Brandi Olson
I thought that this would be a great week to do a “throwback Tuesday”, and tell you the story about how it all began…
My journey started with a book, 📖 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. This book/movie ignited my transformation, and I am thrilled to be sharing it with you. Before this book, I was not happy 😞 with my existence, and I did not know how to fix it.
Fortunately, in my time of need, I was watching an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show, and they were talking about The Secret. I immediately went out and purchased the DVD and the book in the middle of a rainstorm. 🌧 I rushed home and I watched it immediately. During the movie, I felt butterflies in my stomach and the hair stood up on my arms, I knew that I had found something great!
The movie starts with Rhonda Byrne’s talking about how she was also in distress, and out of her deepest despair her son gave her a book that contained this great secret. She was shocked to discover these concepts. She began to do research, and realized that many successful people in history knew about these concepts. She was amazed and wanted to see if anyone today knew.
As she began to do her research, all of these individuals who shared these ideas began to emerge. Eventually, she created this movie 🎥 so she could share with the world what only a few people knew. (Thanks Rhonda!)
I’m sure at this point you are eager to know what is the big secret. The secret is positive thinking! 🤯It has a huge impact on your life. As Mike Dooley simply puts it, “thoughts become things.” What this means, is that every thought that you are having, whether it is positive or negative, is sending out a frequency into the Universe. Whatever you put out into comes back to you.
I know it seems overwhelming at first, it did for me too. I had so many questions, but once I really started paying attention it became so clear to me. The Secret uses an example of a man in a restaurant. You can tell that the man is grumpy when he comes in, and his entire experience in the restaurant is negative. He gets the wrong order, 🍝 spills it on himself, you get the idea.
This example was awesome for me because I spent so much time working in restaurants as a server, and I saw this same situation play out over and over. You have two tables sit down in the same section, same server, same chef, and same restaurant. One table is happy-go-lucky, 🤗and the other one in a hurry, angry, and overall off-putting. 😠It was always amazing to me how different their experiences were.
The positive people would have an awesome dining experience with tons of fun, good food, and laughter, 😂and the other table would be rude, everything would be wrong, and they would be dissatisfied. 😡Jack Canfield said it best, “If you’re complaining about how bad it is, what you are creating is more of how bad it is.” This is horrible if you are the angry and negative thinking person at the restaurant, but is wonderful if you can make the shift from negative to positive.
If you are committed to making this work, you can have anything and be anything you want. I went from having mounds of debt, low self-esteem, a job I hated, and horrible relationships, to acquiring the husband of my dreams, a beautiful home, the health that I desired, financial stability, and now the career of my dreams. I am so happy and grateful that all my dreams have become reality, but I am even more grateful to be sharing how I got there with you.
Let’s start with how to change your thoughts. We have millions of thoughts every day and it seems impossible to change them all. Well the good thing is that we are not going to focus on changing all your thoughts. For now, we only want to focus on being in a good space. Instead of analyzing every thought that comes into your pretty head, put your energy into being joyful.🙂😉
There is so many brilliant ideas and people in this book and movie. I definitely encourage everyone to get a copy. The book in beautifully written and the movie in so visually pleasing. I am so thrilled to be able to share these magnificent ideas with you and I am so excited to continue this journey with you all. Join me next week, and we will work together to create an extraordinary life with many breathtaking experiences.
Simply Brandi Olson
The Secret. Dir. Drew Heriot. Prod. Rhonda Byrne and Paul Harrington. Perf. Rhonda Byrne, John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith, Lee Brower, Jack Canfield, John F. Demartini, Marie Diamond, Mike Dooley, Bob Doyle, Hale Dwoskin, Morris E. Goodman, John Gray, John Hagelin, Bill Harris, Ben Johnson, Loral Langemeier, Lisa Nichols, Bob Proctor, James Arthur Ray, David Schirmer, Marci Shimoff, Joe Vitale, Denis Waitley, Neal Donald Walsch, Fred Alan Wolf. N.p., n.d. Web.
Byrne, Rhonda. The Secret. New York: Atria /Beyond Words, 2006. Print.
What is something that you have always wanted to do, but it absolutely terrifies you? I have always been very outgoing, but wait for it, I’m shy. Yes, shy! I know what you’re thinking: “She is so extroverted, and she makes these videos and speaks in public! How could she possibly be shy?” Every time, I go to talk to a stranger I get really nervous, my palms get sweaty and my hands begin to shake.