Visualize Yourself Reaching YOUR Goals : As a Professional



                             Your mind is an incredibly powerful thing; it is more powerful than you are even aware of. Learning about cognitive ecstasy, the importance of getting enough sleep, + how to create positive feedback loops in our heads throughout the day is crucial. Here are a few things I swear by for my daily health = wealth lifestyle! The things I will share with you in this blog help me not only in my personal life but also in my career as a pro photographer.


Dear Me,

  • Try something new today.
  • Take a walk outside, and let nature calm your mind. 
  • Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items. 
  • Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated
  • Take a small step. You don't have to immediately immerse yourself into a project and see it until completion right away. Just make baby steps, and take it one day at a time.
  • Wake yourself up from your slump with a cold shower.
  • Have a reward system, so you'll have something to look forward to.
  • When doing a task you don't want to do, play energizing music {my go-to MIX) to help you get through it.
  • Get the hard stuff done first thing in the morning. Once you're done with the most challenging projects, you'll be able to tackle the others with ease.
  • Prepare early so you're not in a rush. For work or personal stuff -- when you're late all the time or feel rushed, this may stress you out and kill your motivation.
  • Push yourself. Realize that getting things done means giving yourself a little push sometimes.
  • Grow your willpower. Read The Willpower Instinct for how to do this. If you're just in need of a good read, pick up BluetsI highly recommend it.
  • Make motivating yourself into a habit. Keep posting post it notes of inspiration all over your walls until you get sick of seeing them. Read The Power of Habit to help you learn how to rid of bad habits.
  • Focus. Doing too many things at once can overwhelm you, so drop the multitasking and focus on one thing at a time. Just one thing, Alexis(!) 

Most importantly, don't lose sight of who you are inside. Your soul + heart; that person deep within every crevice that makes you one of a kind. The next few years may seem like an eternity trying to hurdle your way over the beginners hump that is freelance work. A day will come where you will thank yourself for all of those non-stop, eye itching, late night, tireless nights. You have a DREAM; a dream that you never thought you could pursue or even attempt to do as a career -- AND guess what? You did it!!! People tried to bring you down; they tried to take that passion away from you + you didn't let them. Cheers to that! The ones who see you wanting to fail, have a battle they have to deal with within themselves. Live by the phrase 'mind over matter'; in every situation that brings you to a new challenge. Don't you dare lose sight of what's right in front of you that you have love for. People, projects, jobs; never give up on that.  

Make yourself proud. 

Make yourself hungry for more success. 

From a time past...

 Your younger self

I decided to show-case so beautiful thoughts + inspiration from some of the people that have touched my heart the most in my life!      Here's what they have to say right here: 

Obstacles in life are put there to separate those people who will give up and those people who are willing to persist and be patient.
Work harder than they ever thought they could to achieve what others thought were impossible. Keep in mind that there is a right time for everything whether it is a job or the love of your life or anything you dream about. Things don’t always just fall into place. Life happens with hard work mixed with good timing.
— Mama Mostaccio
I would tell people to believe in their dreams and to know how loved they are. That there is someone bigger than all of us who cares for us and wants the best for us. When making decisions, being obedient to that sense of peace or lack thereof will bring you more happiness than you could ever imagine.
— Nicole Mostaccio
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Definitely never look at the ground when you walk, always have your head up. Look for the good in every single situation because there is always good, and always something to learn from and grow from. Keep your head up & don’t let your tiara fall!
— Olivia Perry
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody — love what you’re doing with your blog!!!
— Racel Jones
It’s all alright in the end. If everything isn’t alright, it isn’t the end. Times unfortunately get tough, but there’s always a brighter tomorrow. Sorry for the cheese — Always having something to look forward to also helps me push through as well.
— Flethcer Moore
When something gets challenging in life you always have to remember, no matter what the circumstances are, to carry yourself with confidence, dignity, and respect! Confidence to hide weaknesses, dignity to show pride and self-respect, and respect towards yourself, others, and the environment. All three create a wildfire that cannot be stopped to lead a positive and progressive lifestyle!
— Kayla Greco
In life there are no coincidences. Every place we go and every person we meet is never by chance. Everything happens so that our lives can be enhanced.
— Kaitlin Pointer
There’s nothing like surviving your mental war. There’s nothing like forgetting you’ve ever fought before.” -the dead tongues — can’t wait to check out the blog!
— Matt Phillips
If you have something that you want to do, but it scares you, always at least try to do it. If you fail, at least you tried and you won’t leave yourself wondering “what if” after it’s too late. But if you’re going to do it, go all in and make sure you have good people that you love standing on the sidelines to support you. Also, everything happens for a reason. That’s huge.
— Kayli Baker
People don’t change unless they have a reason to. And sometimes it takes something traumatic or the fear of loss to induce that type of change. People don’t always change because they want to, they change because they have to. Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. I always look at quotes and stuff on the Internet and I always find amazing things that really touch me. I saw this on and thought it was really great.
— Kristin Peacher
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.”-Led Zep — favorite
— Becca Cuntala

This concludes this weeks blog! Stay connected with me by following me on Instagram. I will be posting more about my preparations + journey to one of my favorite cities EVER on there until September!