Influence…

“The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

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INFLUENCE. …such a big, complicated word that many people don’t like to use because they don’t really understand it.
And, I know this is true because I googled it, and the following questions popped up. These questions inspired me to write this post with my thoughts and answers to them.

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  • What is an influencer?

Literally, ANYONE!

  • Who can I influence?

Anyone, whoever you think you can teach and influence.
Usually you end up influencing the people around you the most, without even realizing.

  • Why are some people better influencers?

It all depends on their confidence level and the passion they’re inspiring into others.
People notice confident and positive individuals because that’s what everyone strives for in life. (You can’t expect people to follow you if you’re always negative.)

  • Am I an influencer?

YES! Of course! You influence people everyday without even realizing it (by the way you act, dress, talk, etc.). That’s why you should always strive to be your best around others because they WILL notice, and it might even inspire them.

  • How do I become an influencer?

You already are one! 😉
Just by being you, and doing what you love with confidence and passion.


You don’t need to do anything special to influence people.
You just gotta be your best, confident and passionate self, and people will start to notice your positivity, and they will ask you for your secrets.

That’s the best influencer!

Being 100% yourself, without thinking about what others might think of you (that’s the secret to being a great influencer).

So, if you really want to become an amazing influencer; start by working on your confidence and passions because people will notice, and they WILL take notes.
And, remember:

You influence people everyday,
so make sure you bring your best self forward everyday!
And, wake up everyday thinking about how you can
be a light / breath of fresh air in someone’s day!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post influenced you into being a better influencer!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY! 😊

Let’s show people that they CAN make a difference!
No matter their situation.
They have the ability to do something to change their life!

YOU have the ability to change your life,
while also helping something realize their full potential.

That’s what we should strive for in life!
To help people realize their full potential!
Don’t just focus on your success;
That’s just stupid and selfish!
There’s WAY more than enough of it to go around!

True success is not measured by how much you achieve,
but by how many people you help along the way!

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-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

In my thoughts…

There’s so much happening up there.
All the time.
It never shuts off.
It’s always running at a million miles an hour.

I wish it would just turn off.
I need a break.
From all of them.
I just want peace for a minute.

I just can’t anymore

They don’t even agree with each other

They’re all over the place

I don’t know how to respond

. . .

It feels so much better.
When it finally slows down,
And let’s me breathe.


Thanks for reading!
And, remember to consistently take time for yourself because your brain needs it in order to recharge, and be ready to give 100%!

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Sign of growing-up

Got your license
No more school
Got a job
Moved out

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You did everything right in the eyes of society –
But, do you feel like a grown-up?
Do you even know what you’re doing?
Does it all seem a little strange?

For years, at school, you were told –
How to act.
How to write.
How to count.
How to…
..To do everything.

And, now, there’s no one..
No one to tell you –
How to pay your taxes.
How to grocery shop.
How to get a job.
How to…
..Act.

You’re on your own.
There’s no guide book to life.
You gotta use all those things you were taught in school –
And, convert them into useful life skills.

Acting “professional” v.s. acting “fun”
Writing a tweet v.s. writing a resume/email
Counting to ten v.s. counting groceries
Using a calculator for algebra v.s. for your taxes

That’s a sign of growing-up –
When you finally learn those things..
How to convert school knowledge into –
Everyday life skills.


 

Thanks for reading!

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Growing-up doesn’t mean losing yourself, it means learning more surprising things about yourself!

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Something new…

So…
You crave something different,
Something interesting,
Something exciting,
Something new!

You just need some change,
Something to shift!
You’re tired of this monotony!
You want to see the world!

How long will you hustle?
How long will you be patient?
“Something better is coming”.
-They say…

But, you’re starting to not believe it!
How much longer do you keep hustling for?
How many more days of being patient?
Nothing seems to be happening!

What are you doing wrong?

. . .

That’s what you’re doing wrong,
Looking at all those things;
The things that aren’t happening,
Making yourself feel worthless!

Instead you need to look at –
The things that ARE happening –
That are giving you reasons to keep hustling,
And, making you feel accomplished!

So, be an optimist!
Look at all the reasons why you’re hustling!
What is all this hustling teaching you?
What is all this patience teaching you?

Once you learn that,
You WILL Make It!


 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to keep moving forward everyday, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

Say cheese!

Just once a day.
Show your teeth.
Or at least, your dimples.
Even if you don’t feel like it.

It doesn’t mean your fake.
It means –
You’re strong enough –
To smile through the pain.

Saying cheese –
Is a sign of strength.
Even if only once a day,
It can really help!

It can make a horrible day –
A little better.
By bringing a little light –
In someones’ darkness.

So, smile at strangers.
They could be going through a lot.
Your smile could save them.
It could be their turning point.

So, just SMILE!


 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post was a good reminder that a smile can truly change someones’ day (maybe even yours). So, just smile! 🙂

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessed life!

Look around.
What do you see?
Chaos or peace?
Yelling or praying?
What is surrounding you?

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Do you appreciate it all?
Or do you take advantage of it?
Are you humbled by it?
Or are you overlooking it all?

Do you care about others?
Or, do you say:
“Everyone for themselves!”
“You gotta make your own life!”

Are you a helper?
A fighter?
A lover?
Or, a hater?

Do you appreciate the world we live in?
Or, do you constantly think it’s trash;
That we created,
And, you don’t think it can be cleaned up.

Are you an optimist?
Or, a pessimist?
Where do you draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

. . .

Where SHOULD we draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

What defines “good”?
What makes something “bad”?

Is it in the perspective?
Or, is it just a fact?

Why are some things considered “good”?
And, other things considered “bad”?

Between killing and loving?
We know which is better,
by the way it feels.

But, what about?
Between loving or helping?
They both feel “good”..

But, can they really both BE “good”?
Think about it this way:

Some people don’t want help,
So, that’s their “bad” one; while others –
Don’t like love because they’ve never truly felt it.

So, can some things be, both, good and bad?
Is it really just all in the perspective of the person?

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There’s never just one way to look at something. There’s always a different perspective. There will always be someone with a different opinion, and, that’s what makes life so great & interesting.
Meeting people with different perspectives, and, learning about their views on life.

That’s why I love to travel. It makes me feel so blessed. And, happy. And, accomplished.
I want to learn, and experience as many perspectives as I can, good and bad. So, I can see the world through a different type of blessed, and see how truly blessed I am.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never take life for granted, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Bring your A Game!

100% of your energy
100% of your focus
100% of your positivity

Always give 100%
No matter what you feel inside
Just give it 100%

You never know where it could lead..
It could be your turning point,
To accomplishing your dreams!

Show people what you can do.
Show them your best version;
Show them what they’re up against with you.

You don’t have to let them win.
You CAN try your hardest;
Cuz they’ll be surprised, and you will win!

Catch people off guard.
Surprise them with your amazingness.
It won’t be simple; in fact it’ll be very hard.

But, it will be worth it.
It’ll teach you a lot about yourself.
It’ll show you & others that you CAN do it.

You just gotta believe in yourself –
Enough to always bring your A Game.
And, give 100% in everything you do.


Thanks for reading!

I hope this post inspired you to chase your dreams no matter what or who gets in your way. And, remember to always chase your dreams with all you’ve got, as if achieving them is fatal.

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

“People walk in, and out of your life!”

That’s just how it is.
Sometimes there’s no good reason.
It just…well…happens…

People will leave.
You won’t get any warning,
Or explanation.

They won’t tell you why.
They just leave without talking.
And, then it’s over.

You get confused.
And, you feel sad for a bit.
You kind of shut down.

Why let people in –
If they’re just gonna leave?
..Don’t know what to do..

But, after some time,
Life moves on, and you restart –
Succeed without them.

New people come in,
And, you learn lessons from them,
And, then they leave too.

That’s just how life goes.
People come in, then they leave.
That’s just how life cycles.


 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post helped you realize that the journey of your life is based on the people you meet along the way! And, not all of them are there to stay forever, so don’t get mad or sad when people leave, something better will come of it.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂