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Ask yourself this question

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

Hope you all are having an excellent day. I want to share a question with you today that I believe everyone should start ask themselves daily and anytime you are going to make any decision.

The question is: How will this help me and how will this hurt me?

For example: If you are trying to lose weight like I am, I know I have to stay focused on working out and eating clean. So, if I am craving ice cream (which I always do) before I pull out the ice cream from the freezer I ask myself If I eat this, will this help me or will this hurt me in reaching my weight goal? As you know eating that ice cream will not help me reach my fitness goal.

Another example: If you do freelance work and you get home and have the option of starting your projects or watching the new episode on Netflix you will need to ask yourself If I watch this show will this help me or will this hurt me?

We will encounter many choices during the day that can lead us closer or push us further away from our goals. We have the power to make these decisions, and as you can see in the examples above even the simplest tasks can affect us positively or negatively.

I encourage you to start asking yourself this question so you can be more aware of what you are doing, and if you need to correct your direction you can start with the simple tasks.

Hope this helps! If it does lets connect 🙂

Have a blessed day and let’s go out there and get creative!

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A.L. Designs

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Same Price For Big Dreams

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Hey guys! Happy Monday and welcome to a new month! A month with 30 new days too work hard, smart and with passion.

Here is your Monday Motivation: If you dream big it won’t cost you any more than if you dream small so you might as well go big!

I like that statement because its true, dreaming costs us nothing yet we always limit our thoughts. We think we can never accomplish that or we are crazy for even think that, but guys we have to dream big! Dreaming big is the only way we are going to get anywhere in life.

Since this is a new month, it’s the perfect time for you to set your goals for the week/month. I invite you to set your goals and to increase your dream size. Get at it, dream it, set it and work at it!

These are a few of my goals for the week: daily reading, diet and workouts on check, lose 2lbs, film my fitness vlog update, finish editing my family vlog, take more photos and apply to more openings.

I hope you all have a blessed day. Now let’s go out there and get creative!

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A.L. Designs

Be Deaf when Someone Says You Can’t

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Hey guys!

Today I want to share with you a great poem I read in a book. I hope you enjoy it.

Be Deaf when Someone Says You Can’t

Grant Cardone

Be deaf when someone says you cannot do it!

Be deaf when someone says it is impossible!

Be deaf when anyone tries to put limits on you!

For these people who make efforts to limit you and suggest that

you cannot fulfill your dreams are dangerous people.

These people have given up on their dreams

and seek to convince you to do the same.

And do not be confused by them when they suggest

that they are only trying to help you!

Help is not what they offer.

What they really seek to do is have you join the ranks of slaves,

the apathetic, and the hopeless.

Be deaf to all of them.

I really enjoyed this one and it opened my eyes to the fact that it is true! People at all stages of your life will try to discourage you or stop you from achieving your goals. They fear your success because they have given up on theirs. They want to keep you at the same level as them so you don’t advance. Don’t let them, especially if you believe deeply in the goals and dreams you are chasing.

Be deaf to the critics!

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A.L. Designs

Life is about choices

Busy is a choice

Stress is a choice

Joy is a choice

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Life is about choices.

We make choices from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep.

You have the choice of waking up grouchy or happy in the morning.

You have the choice of eating breakfast or not.

You have the choice of leaving to work on time or not.

You have the choice of putting in your best effort at work or not.

You have the choice to make an impact on others or not.

As you can see your day will be packed with many choices and each choice you make will determine the kind of day you will have.

I try to live each day as best as I possibly can by making the following choices:

#1 – I wake up early and I give thanks for another day of life.

#2 – I make a healthy breakfast (oatmeal) every morning and work on my freelance projects.

#3 – I leave to work on time so I can arrive 15-10 mins early.

#4 – I try to keep a positive attitude at work even when difficult & stressful tasks arrive.

#5 – I workout 6X a week to improve my health.

#6 – I try and have patients for myself and others around me.

This one is important because not everyone around you is trying to make the same positive choices as you. I am not perfect and I don’t expect others to be perfect, so patients is key.

So try and remember that positivity always wins and I guarantee you that you will start making better choices and your day will be filled with many blessings.

The choice is yours! Have a blessed day guys!

Lets connect!

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A.L. Designs

Express gratitude even for your difficulties!

Today express gratitude even for your difficulties.

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We can’t just live life expressing gratitude for only the positive, because our difficulties, challenges and set backs are the lessons we learn from that will help us improve and grow. When we conquer our difficulties, we become stronger!

This is a reminder that things do get better. You might be experiencing a rough day, week or month, but just keep in mind that you will overcome your difficulties you just need to be patient.

Your difficulties will make you grow as a person and please always remember that there is light at the end of each tunnel.

I have difficulties all the time! When I get a designer’s block and have no ideas coming in, I  gets frustrated. I use this difficulty to motivate me to look around at my current surroundings and slowly but surely ideas start to flood my brain and I am able to design something great!

I experience difficulties with my body all the time. Currently I have a bad back that has limited me in my workouts but I’ve found ways around it. I do exercises that are good for my back and that don’t put too much pressure on it. I know that the pain won’t last forever and when I do get better I can increase my workout intensity. When that time comes my back will be stronger and it will be less prone to future injuries.

Express gratitude daily for everything life throws at you. If you are having a bad day and want to talk feel free to reach out to me on:

Twitter

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or email

I am here to listen and help if I can!

Have a blessed day and lets go out and get creative!

Best Regards,

A.L. Designs

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2018: Another year of challenges

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I want to try something new.

This year I have committed to writing down my goals daily in the AM and PM.

I have also written down all my general goals for 2018 in the areas of personal, health and finance.

I have committed to starting a vision board and to continuously update it.

I have written down how I want 2018 to look and feel, as well as my top priority for this year.

It’s seriously time to move!

It’s time to go out and change!

It’s time to go out and hustle!

I hope you all have a productive and successful new year.

Below is a list of a few questions I took the time to answer for myself. These might help you or someone else.

Fill them out today (copy & paste to a word doc).

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How do you want 2018 to look and feel?

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Who do you want to be in this upcoming year?

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What do you want your days to look like?

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What do you want to accomplish?

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What is my top priority for 2018?

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What do you need more of in your life / less of?

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What are you not available for? (Negative peeps)

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What is one thing that holds you back that you are willing to let go of?

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What is 1 new habit that you will introduce to make yourself better?

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Let me know your thoughts.

Best regards,

A.L. Designs

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The first 100!

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Hey guys! I just wanted to share this cute photo of baby Aaron that I took on Sunday. I posted this photo late last night on IG with the quote: Smile “It’s a language which we all understand” the amount of love this image got in such a short amount of time was incredible!

This photo got 100 + likes, I know that’s not much, but for me that is! It was an amazing feeling to reach my first 100 hearts! My images usually get 30 – 70 likes after a few hours, this little guy reached 100+ in less than 10 mins!

My main goal is to continue to improve so that one day my work can reach 1,000s of viewers. I want to share my images with the world.

If you currently don’t follow me, I would appreciate it dearly if you to visit my instagram page and for those who are already following me THANK YOU!!!

-A.L.