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Your Creative Vision

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
–Denis Waitely
Hello, Today I have Ashlen Cuyler, founder and CEO of HeyGirlHeyUnited writing for the blog. I hope it helps you in some way because I know it’s made me more motivated for being successful in 2018. So, Don’t click away, read on and let her know what you think:
Recently, I wrote down a few things that I could do differently in order to get ahead. During the process of brainstorming, I realized that my task were all aligned with my comfort zone. My creative vision was limited and didn’t require much from me.
Not one thing on my “getting ahead list” consisted of taking a risk!
As humans we are natural creatures of comfort. Neutral state — a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what’s coming next and can plan accordingly.
There is nothing wrong with staying within your zone of comfort. The problem arises when we get too comfortable and start holding ourselves back instead of finding new ways to learn, grow and try new things. Your Creative Vision demands that you GET UP!
 LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
 YOUR CREATIVE VISION DEMANDS THAT YOU GET UP
Are there certain things that you would like to do or obtain in life? Yet, the fear of stepping outside of your norm has hindered you.​​​​​​​
Maybe you’re interested in obtaining a new job, but the idea of starting over scares you. However, since you refuse to step outside of your comfort zone and take a leap of faith, you’re miserable every time Monday comes around. I’m pretty sure we all have been here before.
Has it been a goal of yours too finish or return back to school? But the thought of trying to balance classes and life frightens you. So instead of going for it, you continue to put it off. Yup! (that’s me).
Your Creative Vision
Do you have an idea or invention that could be beneficial to others? But the pressure of thinking it has to be perfect has held you back from creating and launching your craft. I thought everything needed to be perfect (including myself) with HGH before I could start. If that was true, I would have never started because I’m no where near perfect. You creative vision does not require perfection nor does it ask you to have all your ducks in a row or all the money in the bank…all it’s waiting for is you!
Your mind is a powerful thing, don’t allow your thoughts to stop you from reaching your fullest potential. Today make the decision to  take leaps of faith outside of your normal day to day task.
YOUR CREATIVE VISION DOES NOT REQUIRE PERFECTION 
I hope this email has reached you in a good space at a good time. Remember, if you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
 Here are some benefits to stepping out of your zone of comfort. 
  • Taking risks is what helps us grow.
  • Trying new things can make you more creative.
  • Embracing new challenges can help you age better. Our comfort zones tend to shrink as we get older — but if we can keep expanding them, we’ll open ourselves up to greater fulfillment and improved well-being as we age.-HuffPost
  • Challenging yourself can help you perform at your peak. Stepping outside one’s comfort zone is an important, and almost universal, factor in personal growth.

As we head into 2017, Make your dream, your creative vision a reality by getting up and putting the work needed into it. Take risks, don’t be afraid of failure and keep challenging yourself and those around you to be the best they can be. Write down your 2018 vision and then multiply it by two. You can do it…YOU CAN DO IT!

Here is a great book about not being stuck in your comfort zone and not being afraid of change:

your creative vision

Writer: Ashlen Cuyler of HeyGirlHeyUnited

Instagram: Heygirlheyunited

I hope this email has helped you in one way or another. Thank you for visiting House of Odara and remember to collaborate, you can email me at www.houseofodarablog@gmail.com

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Worthy: How Do You Measure Your Self Worth?

how do you measure your self worth

“How do you measure your self worth?”

Take a minute and answer this question to yourself. Really, stop reading and answer it. If someone put you in a room and told you to write down how you measure YOUR self-worth, what would you put down on that piece of paper? Is it based off your looks, your intellect, your accomplishments, the opinions of others, the amount of twitter and Facebook followers you have? How do you measure your self worth? The minute you find out the answer, hold on to it and it’s discuss it.

There is the parable about a old man who gave his son a precious ring. He told his son to take it to the market and take no less than one gold coin for the ring. The young man went to every market and every vendor and they all laughed him away and told him he was crazy and that the ring was only worth 5 silver coins. He went home disappointed and told his father he had failed. His father then told him to go to a an expert jeweler and find out the value of the ring but NOT to sell it for any reason. 

How do you measure your self worth?

The young man went to the jeweler and gave him the ring. The jeweler looked it over and offered the young man 50 gold coins. The young man was so surprised he could only stare at the jeweler. The jeweler then offered 70 gold coins and promised even more if the young man would agree and sell it right away. The son picked up his ring and went home to the father surprised and confused by jeweler’s offers. He told his father the news and his father laughed and said, “Son you can’t expect the fools at the markets and in the streets to ever know the worth of something as priceless as this jewel. Only an expert will ever know it’s true value.” Now, How do you measure your self worth? Is it the street value or the value of an expert evaluator?

This story is exactly what is happening in the world we live in. We look everywhere else for self-worth except at the two experts: God who created you, and yourself. We look at “role models” like Kim Kardashian or Nikki Minaj and when our body, face, hair or life doesn’t line up, we lose a little bit of self-esteem. When we see others doing better than us in life, on their jobs, in their families, we lose a little bit of self-esteem. Without even knowing, we are unconsciously measuring ourselves against a standard that was never meant for us. So, Let me ask again, how do you measure your self worth?

How do you measure your self worth?

If the measuring rod for YOUR self worth isn’t God and yourself, then throw the whole ruler away. Start all over. You will never measure up to the standards of any one else point-blank-period. You were made uniquely, differently and beautifully. Individual from your eyes all the way to your fingertips; there is no one else like you! Keep that in mind every time comparison tries to creep in. Pick up your Bible and read how you were wonderfully and beautifully made (Ps. 139) and how God knew you and had a plan for you before you were even born (Jeremiah 1:5). Put these scriptures and self-affirming words all over your mirror, house and doors and feed your spirit with them every day. Self worth is an inside job. It begins by building ourself up from the inside out. The minute you realize your self worth and value, you refuse to give others discounts and to discount yourself from all that is good in this world. 

You won’t be perfect if you’re skinnier, smarter, prettier, taller, etc. because you are ALREADY perfect! So, how do you measure your self worth? The way to measure your self-worth is by the Word of God and You. You must change how you see yourself, how you love yourself and how you treat yourself. Be your own best friend, be your own cheerleader and lift yourself up. In life, there are so many people and things that pull us down, don’t be one of those people and things…LOVE YOU AND OTHERS WILL LOVE YOU!

how do you measure your self worth?

I hope this helped someone out there. I write this because during the holidays, suicide and depression rates are at their highest. We have to learn to love ourselves, to lift ourselves up and remind ourselves of the intrinsic value that we have as human beings. We have to allow God to do the rest. When we are hopeless and feel worthless, ask God to reveal your value to you and He will. Share this post with someone who needs it and remember, I love you and hope and pray the best for you.

You can always reach out to me at houseofodara@gmail.com. Read the latest fashion blog post HERE!

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