Thanks to the encouragement from all of you I have decided to combine two of the things that I have passion for, photography and writing inspirational quotes to focus me and encourage others, into a series of new projects.
Have you ever come to a place in life where you discovered that you weren’t getting everything out of it that you had hoped for? Did it seem that you were living a “less than life”. This is definitely something that I have experienced. One thing that I noticed is that in the midst of this “less than life” my focus was on unhelpful things like; fear, doubt, complaints, wrongs suffered, short comings, etc. The more we focus on the negatives the further away from who we want to be and where we want to be we get and the more the “less than life” becomes our expectations and frame of reference. We also start to see ourselves as spectators and impotent in our own lives and destinies. We look for someone else to rescue and save us and sadly don’t find the help we want. We don’t find it because we really aren’t looking for it since we are consumed with the negatives. This isn’t the life we want.
We don’t have to live this way. We can be the person we want to be and have the life we want. We need to change our focus. We need to look for beauty and focus and work toward growth, hope, and happiness. The change isn’t overnight and the journey is often filled with old patterns, conflicts, struggles, etc. that we are tempted to let suck us back in but change and growth are possible. Reaching these good things takes a consistent daily and repeated refocusing and commitment to work.
It is from these things that I began to change my outlook and life. It is from these things that I work each day to be different from who I was and it is from these things I work to be happy each day. The good news is that it works and the journey is so much better whether in the valleys and struggles or in the heights and successes.
As I started to change my life I started to share my reflections and daily focusing thoughts on my Facebook page as an exercise in making myself work at it each day I started to notice that others were being encouraged by them as well. From there the project has grown and created more growth for me personally and I hope for others as well. Right now we have have three ways to engage in the daily journey and I hope you consider being part of one or all three of them.
I am very excited to see where 2015 takes us all forward in the journey.
One of the first parts of the project was the development of the Each Day and Repeat Facebook page. These daily refocusing reflections are free and meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. Be sure to visit the page often. When you are there please like the page and get the updates delivered each morning to your stream. Then please share the daily thoughts and the page with others as we take the daily bite size snippets of personal growth and focus together.
Detailed Thoughts and Exercises Email Newsletter
As the project continues to develop one of the things that I have heard is that people would like to have more detailed thoughts and exercises available to continue to work at the growth journey that they are on. By signing up for my emails each of you will receive a one year series of every other week emails that give you thoughts, tools and exercises that assist in continuing the journey towards the life that you are pursuing.
I would love to offer this for free but it does take time for these exercises, thoughts, and tools to be developed so I am charging a minimal fee, of $25 for the year to receive the newsletter.
Each Day and Repeat Book
I am also working on a self published coffee table book. The working title is “Each Day and Repeat: Beauty and Inspiration to focus you. The book to contain 45 quotes and images. I am so excited to embark on this new project. Stay tuned for how to see it develop and learn how to get your own copy.
This is an exciting project but I need your help to bring the book to life. The goal is to have a first print run of 50 copies. Since I need help in getting the book from concept to print I have created some exciting incentives to help underwrite this project. Thank you all for supporting me in my goals and dreams and for helping me get this project off the ground. You all are amazing.
Start changing your world today. Put negative self-talk, complaining, and fear behind you. It is holding you down. Season your thoughts, words, and actions with beauty, hope, goals, love, kindness, and happiness. Enjoy the new place that these actions take you today. Then repeat the process each day.
Here is a new option for you to help support the book project and reserve your copy now
Pre-order book now – $47
If you would like to support the further spread of the book beyond your own copy please consider the following incentives to help me print a solid quality of books to be available for sale.
Footprints on the Sand
EDR 01 $25