Unlock your passion

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I LOVE every word out of this man’s mouth.

If you haven’t met Jay Shetty, now is your opportunity. Most entrepreneurs talk about their ten rules of success. What I love about Jay’s message is how he blends the HEAD the HEART and the HAND. It’s not just about the intellectual obvious things of success, but following our life’s purpose and then finding our true purpose in making a difference in peoples lives. So if you’re currently in a rut, if you have achieved a level of success in society’s eyes, but you’re not doing something you love, then there is no heartfelt satisfaction in your accomplishment. And in the final analysis, it’s how we share our hearts with the world that truly gives deep and lasting happiness. When we find our true purpose there is something so deep and personal in the gratification we receive that we know in the deepest part of our being, that we are following our life’s purpose.

HEAD: What you want, the way you pick your path, your clarity of vision 

HEART: Understanding your heart and how your heart connects with your vision

HAND: Compassion and care, how we share and pay it forward or give back is where the three things connect and give us true meaning in our lives

When I started to publish my work, poetry was the way I shared my head and my heart. In those days, Myspace was a place for artists where we could connect and share what we felt passionate about. I had so many poems it was easy to look back and connect the dots and realize that each poetry book represented diaries of the life I was living at the time. In 2015 I had an opportunity to connect my vision of what I loved to read and what I wanted to write. So my Heart once again connected with my head and carried me forward. LOVE The Beat Goes On was so much more difficult to write because I laid bare my life, my emotional journey in the hopes it would help others go through their lives. And the payback is in the emails, the FB notes, the complete strangers who reach out and share their pain and how my memoir helped them realize they are not alone. The Hand.

So as difficult as it is to make it as an independent author in a sea of millions of others writing stories, I persevere and nothing can take me off my path. I write to share my vision of the world–as crazy and raunchy as it sometimes gets. I write to entertain, to surprise and sometimes shock because that’s the way of the world. And when my own books have moments of clarity of purpose, insights I never saw coming, I know I’ve found my life’s purpose.

My fondest wish for you today is that you too, find your life’s path and never live with regrets.

Love and gratitude for being part of my world,

Lynda

 

 

One of the things I do on almost a daily basis is “listen” to a YouTube video from Evan Carmichael.

“TAKE ACTION Even When You DOUBT Yourself!”

 

When in doubt, take action. Meet Mel Robbins”

Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur and one of the most booked motivational speakers in the world. She’s the CEO and co-founder of The Confidence Project, a media and digital learning company working with Fortune 500 brands.

Mel is the creator and star of the Audible Original series “Kick-Ass With Mel Robbins,” a first of its kind life and business advice talk show.

In 2017, Mel broke self-publishing records with her international best-seller The 5 Second Rule. It was named the #1 audiobook in the world and the fifth most read book of the year on Amazon. It is translated into 31 languages.

Mel is a relatable, no-BS expert on change, human behavior, and mindset. Her social media platform reaches 20 million people a month and her TEDx Talk has been viewed by over 14 million people.

 

Here are her top 10 Rules for Success as posted on Evan Carmichael. It’s a great channel to subscribe to for daily inspiration and motivation!

Evan likes #6, I like #9. Have your own definition of success:  Work it, believe in yourself, and #love what you do.

1. Control how you live
2. Get rid of your phone
3. Focus on the customer
4. Take action
5. Cheer for everybody
6. Tweak your habits
7. Stop caring what others think
8. Be mindful of how you speak
9. Have your own definition of success
10. Apply the ‘6 months’ rule

 

 

Thanks for visiting my blog.

If you’re looking for the habits and beliefs that led to “Healing from incurable” I would love to hear what you have to say about my memoir LOVE The Beat Goes On

Show Love: President Barack Obama

 

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How do you set the tone for your day? Are you making the most of those precious wake-up moments to create the life you were born to live?

I started a habit a year ago that I enjoy tremendously. I’ve often shared this process on my blog because I’m passionate about you, my fans, readers, and friends. If you are giving me any of your precious time you deserve the best from me.

I follow #Believe Nation Evan Carmichael. His You-Tube programming always leaves me with something that makes me smile and forge on. Today I will share Barack Obama’s Top 10 Rules for Success. Evan always has a favorite. His is #2, mine is #10 Show #LOVE.

What’s your favorite on President Obama’s top ten rules for success?

  1. LEARN FROM FAILURES
  2. WRITE YOUR OWN DESTINY
  3. PRESS ON
  4. LEARN FROM OTHERS
  5. WORRY MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
  6. REFUSE TO GIVE UP
  7. DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY
  8. BE WILLING TO TRY
  9. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
  10. SHOW #LOVE

 

More on my personal philosophy on life, living, healing, and miracles in Book of the Month October 2017 LOVE The Beat Goes On. You can pick it up on Amazon.

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Keep Going…take a leap!

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You know I’m a huge fan of Evan Carmichael. I listen to him every day while preparing for my day. I always learn something new or am reminded of an old good habit I may have let lapse. But most of all, I’m inspired by Evan’s passion and his commitment to collecting the information for us each day, collating the works of famous successful people, and sharing it with us. Evan’s philosophy is: “I #Believe in you!”

Here’s his excellent take on Will.i.Am’s success:

  1. BE A DOER
  2. WORK ON YOUR DREAMS
  3. BE CREATIVE
  4. HAVE WILL
  5. MASTER YOUR CRAFT
  6. KEEP GOING
  7. TAKE A LEAP
  8. TURN DREAMS INTO REALITY
  9. DEFINE YOUR SUCCESS FOR YOURSELF
  10. SPREAD LOVE

Watch it on YouTube and feel the passion!!

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If you’re curious about the things I live by and have helped me to heal from incurable, download or pick up a copy of LOVE The Beat Goes On.

Thanks for reading!

 

“If You Don’t Have TIME, You Don’t Have PRIORITIES!”

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First of all, thanks to Evan Carmichael and his #Believe network for Tim Ferriss’s 10 Rules for Success Vol. 2. Find Evan on YouTube with new motivational/inspirational videos daily. This site is my first stop every morning before I begin my day!

Let’s take a look at what Tim Ferriss has to say. Many of you will know him for his book The Four Hour Work Week Escape 9-5,

These are Tim’s Top 10 Rules of Success

  1. Ask Great Questions
  2. Start Small
  3. Be Focused
  4. Unplug and Reset
  5. Accept the Collateral Damage
  6. Try the Five Minute Journal Method
  7. Schedule Your Time
  8. Get Feedback
  9. Simplify
  10. Do Acroyoga

 

See the full video here. I know you will be intrigued by his simple concepts. I #LOVE  #5 Accept the Collateral Damage.

Thanks, Evan Carmichael, you are my hero!

 

Be Driven by Passion

 

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Love this: Evan Carmichaels Top Ten Rules for Success DEMI LOVATO

“If you’re looking for ways to find your path, focus, and keep going, this video–and list–is for you. Lessons to be celebrated from a woman who speaks openly about being bullied so badly growing up that she asked for homeschooling, and having an eating disorder to having to having 5 albums hit Gold in the U. S. and setting a Guinness World record for being the youngest judge on the X Factor Show. Here are her top ten rules for Success!

  1. FIND YOUR PATH
  2. PUT OUT POSITIVE ENERGY
  3. BE DRIVEN BY PASSION
  4. FOCUS
  5. BE AUTHENTIC
  6. FOLLOW YOUR GUT
  7. KEEP GOING
  8. POUR YOUR HEART INTO YOUR WORK
  9. INSPIRE, HELP OTHERS, MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
  10. PERFORM AMAZING

What an amazing, open and inspiring woman–a great role model for all young women today.

You can listen to her whole interview on Evan’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/MzqrvJeWMPk

 

 

Give Unconditional Love! He said what?

 

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Give Unconditional Love is not a Top Ten Rule For Success that I would expect to hear from Warren Buffett. For those of you too young or simply unfamiliar with Mr.Buffett let me share a few things about him. First, he’s from Omaha Nebraska, born, raised and never left. Second, he’s very humble as you will see in this video put together by my friend and mentor Evan Carmichael of #BELIEVE Nation. And third, and what you most likely know about Warren Buffett, he has been on the top or within the top 5 of Forbes List of Billionaires for as long as I can remember.

Top 10 Billionaires in the World

#3: Warren Buffett

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Net Worth: $85.1B
Country: United States

Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), a conglomerate which owns more than 60 companies. Geico, Duracell, and Dairy Queen are just a few examples.

Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time, but he has committed to giving more than 99% of his fortune to charity. In 2010 he and Bill Gates launched The Giving Pledge, which asked billionaires to donate half their wealth to charitable causes.

In the video attached to this list, Mr. Buffett says he was 7 when he started reading the books in his hometown library. By the time he was 11 he had read every book the library had on investing!

Here are his top ten Rules for Success.

  1. FIND YOUR PASSION
  2. HIRE WELL
  3. DON’T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK
  4. READ, READ, READ
  5. HAVE A MARGIN OF SAFETY
  6. HAVE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
  7. SCHEDULE FOR YOUR PERSONALITY
  8. ALWAYS BE COMPETING
  9. MODEL SUCCESS
  10. GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

As always, thanks for reading. I learn many new things every day. That’s how I stay motivated and inspired to write and share my voice with the world.

Keep following your dreams. And remember, if you think you can, you can!

Drop into my Lynda Filler Amazon Author Page and enjoy my latest novel Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money

Thanks, Evan Carmichael!

If You WANT IT…

 

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…Just Keep Doing It

I read recently that the reason the majority of people fail at things in life is that they quit too soon. I know this feeling well. I’ve been writing or should I say publishing, for two years now. I published poetry first in earlier years, but novellas, novels, and my memoir have all been in the last two years, going on three. I found myself sighing in frustration a couple of months ago. I LOVE writing and have no challenges coming up with plots. And I would say that in the last year, my writing is so much better, less disjointed, better focused, and seems to require less editing–another good sign.

However, as an Indie Author, so much of success is attached to marketing and marketing is so time-consuming. There were moments when I allowed the thought to enter my mind to stop. Go back to the joy of writing and story-telling, and forget trying to make it a viable income option. Then I laughed at myself. Really? I’m having far too much fun losing myself in my characters and interacting with readers and of course other authors.

Instead, I decided to make charts and become more aware of my wins. So I keep excel spreadsheets and celebrate each increase every month in all areas of publishing. I’ve become better at organizing and allotting time to each task and I use my Gratitude Jar to deposit slips of papers with my successes every day. A big one was learning to use Mail Chimp and navigating through the process of publishing my first News Letter. And don’t laugh, but after over two years playing with my blog, I finally realized where the “link” symbol is!!! I know you’re smiling. But I’m super proud of myself for that!

One of the things that have helped me be successful at everything I’ve attempted to do is self-belief and self-confidence. I listen to videos (yes, listen) while I put my makeup on in the morning, always eager for motivation and knowledge. That’s one of the reasons I like to share Evan Carmichael’s videos from his Believe Nation YouTube channel. Here’s my latest share for you.

Jim Parsons is an American actor, familiar to many but not to me. I don’t watch TV but rather download programs or catch them on Netflix. I found his attitude refreshing and funny. Here’s his top ten.

  1. JUST BE YOU
  2. JUST KEEP DOING IT
  3. FIND YOUR CALLING
  4. DON’T COMPARE YOUR SUCCESS
  5. SEIZE YOUR MOMENT
  6. FIND YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS
  7. JUST SAY YES!!
  8. GET CONFIDENCE FROM HARD WORK
  9. LOVE STORYTELLING
  10. HAVE FUN

 

Find the interviews here:  https://youtu.be/8_e-m0I288c

If you want it, just keep doing it!

Have a creative week!

 

A slice of my life can be found on Amazon in my memoir LOVE The Beat Goes On.

Courage/Failure/Belief

 

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What would you do with your life if you believed that you would succeed?

It takes courage to find your purpose, align with it, and follow your heart and soul, to success. There’s a tremendous amount of information out there that can guide us, mentor us, but first, we have to make a decision. And making that decision for many is the hardest part.

I listen to Evan Carmichael and his #BELIEVE Nation almost every day. Evan achieved success at a young age by selling a tech concept for tons of cash. He went on to found something he is passionate about and #Believes in, mentoring entrepreneurs. We are all self-employed entrepreneurs–even though you might not yet realize it. Our business is finding and living our lives/purpose! Most mornings I receive an email in from Evan saying “click this link and listen to the Top 10 Rules for Success. He features someone different every day. All I can say is Just Do It! I’ll add the link for you at the bottom.

Right now let me share today’s top ten from LES BROWN. This is one of the most powerful top 10 interviews that I’ve ever listened too. And I particularly loved the bonus conversation at the end. If anything is relevant to you, please leave a comment. Thanks

  1. DON’T LOSE TIME
  2. FAIL YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS
  3. TELL YOUR STORY
  4. FIND YOUR DRIVE
  5. FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU WANT
  6. UPGRADE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
  7. DON’T DO IT FOR THE MONEY
  8. FIND MENTORS
  9. BE WILLING TO WORK
  10. BE ALIGNED WITH YOUR PURPOSE.

 

 

Here’s today’s the link.

 

And some of my thoughts on Healing, the power of belief, and alternative healing. Enjoy!

Be Willing to DO IT AFRAID!

 

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YOUR JOB IS TO
Trust your intuition, your gut, your heart.

Lets’ take that chance… on …. following our passion!
We must ignore the chatter in our head, the doubt, worry, judgment, and fear.

Your intuition is pushing you forward, dance, sing, follow your passion even while your chatter says, what if I fail? Your brain is designed to keep you safe, it’s logical, but your INTUITION is that spark of passion, love, desire, that “I want to leave my fingerprint on this planet!”
That desire is found in your gut; you “feel it here, and here and here…”

Your job is not to turn down the doubt but to turn up the passion, the faith, the possibility… Follow the plan…. the brain likes a plan, do the details, set the plan in place….

Turn down the volume in your head–your fear–and turn up the volume of your intuition. Follow your heart.

Make Big decisions with your heart/gut, and the small decisions with your head.

PLAY BIG.

DREAM A DREAM that MAKES YOU NERVOUS–3/5/10 years out.  IF IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU NERVOUS, IT’S NOT BIG ENOUGH! IF You know HOW you’re going to get there, you’re not playing big enough….

 

Watch Lisa Nichols’s 10 Rules of Success    at  Evan Carmichael