Want to live an awesome life now?
Well, of course you do - we all do - I do too!
And you can live an awesome life - starting right now.
Even if you are going through some challenging situations right now - you can still live an awesome life.
Ok, maybe you are raising your eyebrow and thinking; 'With all that is happening in the world, with all my personal challenges - this girl is crazy!'
Well, yeah, I am crazy for sure - but hey listen, being crazy ain't all that bad - if you know how to do it right that is! Lol.
Here are 5 simple steps to help you create an live your awesome life now.
Grab your pen and journal to take notes as these 5 steps are not just theoretical but practical - you must apply them to get the results you want.
This post will create an immediate shift in your current way of thinking, seeing and perceiving and in fact years of conditioning will be questioned.
It's ok though - you'll survive it! :)
1. Know Your Purpose:
Do you know why God has created you? Do you know what your unique purpose is?
If you don't know what your 'Unique Purpose' is yet - then it's ok as it is a process we all have to go through to find out - even yours truly - but here is your ultimate purpose:
Allah said; "And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me alone."
That, my dearest soul, is our ultimate purpose and the reason God created us.
Once we understand this very simple, basic and fundamental verse then insha'Allah everything else in life becomes clear.
Yes, we will still have those challenging situations and 'tests' as this life is a test and remember Allah does not burden a soul more than it can handle (Surah Baqarah - partial).
But once we understand this simple truth we can even start to understand our own specific tests, trials and challenges - and of course each of us have a different set of challenges daily.
2. Know that life is but Moments:
(Yolo - You only live once.)
OK I know this concept gets bad press - i get why it gets bad press - because it's an 'assumption' that because we only live once its a free ticket to do whatever and we won't be accountable for anything we do!
This is half the truth.
We can use this for the positive and say we only live once in this world and this world is where we face our tests and challenges which determines our life in the next world and any moment could be our last so let's do the best.
Buy maybe that's too much of a mouth-full...
But you get what i'm saying here.
Each moment is our only moment that knows the moment that was, is and will be and each moment could be our last.
The Angel of Death is not going to SMS, BBM, Whatsapp, Tweet or facebook his arrival! :)
How are you spending your moments and are you ready for the meeting with the Angel of Death? Let this be a reminder for us to make the most of our moments insha'Allah.
3. Catch those Thoughts:
Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in the thought-loop?
Those negative nancies just going round and round...and round?
Ever started with one thought and then created a complete new life story out of it?
Oh dear God...ME TOO!
And then we spiral downwards and we start hurting and getting upset and....
And - what about when you used those thoughts for a positive thing - see how you got excited and happy and that life story was now full of butterflies and other happy things?
Conclusion: You have control over your thoughts!
If you don't get it - read the above again and again and you'll be like; 'Oh yeahhhhh....'
‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab is reported to have said:
“No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from it you cannot flee.”
Wow, how's THAT for a powerful dose of inspiration and motivation.
Bottom line, control your thoughts - control your life!
4. Just Go Do It:
So now that you have your thoughts on a lockdown, what is it that you want to do in your life? You know, your dreams, goals, intentions? What do you want to achieve, study? What new skills do you want to gain? Want to write a blog post? A book maybe? Launch a business?
Just go do it then!
No, really - just go do it!
That's how i do it! :D
I get an idea or 'thought' in my head - i play around with it - tweak it - visualise it - see it happen - plan the steps in my head and then get really excited, jump up and down, go in sujood and say; 'Thank you Allah-Ji' and then just go do it.
Seriously, if you don't take the first step now - you'll go back to the thought loop and we've just been through that loop.
So, just go do it now!
5. Believe in Yourself:
If you don't believe in yourself - no one else will believe in you and even if no one belives in you then know that Allah believes in you and if He (swt) didn't then He (swt) would not have created you - but since you are here and reading this then it is proof that you are here for a special reason.
"You say that you are just a body but inside of you is something greater than the universe." Imaam Sha'fi
Enough is enough!
You have dreams - wishes - hopes and ambitions.
Believe in them just the way you believe in Allah - that strong faith and go do something great with your life now.
How do you think all the 'greats' in this world do great stuff?
They believe wholeheartedly that they can achieve and they are determined to achieve their dreams and so they put aside all their excuses and give it their all.
Yes they fall, they hurt and they cry - but they keep going - they keep that flame of hope alive in their soul and they know that God will help them and it's meant to be.
Still don't believe it and need proof?
You're reading this right? Well, i'm your living proof right now! :)
Now, will you believe in yourself?
So, well, there you have it - 5 simple steps.
See, the thing is, we humans have this thing about complicating things for ourselves.
I mean - all of life's truths are simple and easily applicable - and even all these 5 steps - you already know about them - but just consider it a gentle and friendly nudge - from me to you - to say 'I believe in you!'
Let me know in the comments below which point really resonated with you, what's the first step you'll take right now and if you have any more steps to add to this.
Go on now, make your life AWESOME! :)
(Just a heads up - official news on Vip Days coming up this week insha'Allah - you'll get a chance to actually put these 5 steps into practice whilst working with me insha'Allah as well as a *FREE* webinar on this concept - so get excited!)
I know - easy said than done right? Especially if there are things going on in your world that make you doubt yourself.
You know, right now, I may not know exactly your challenges and what stops you from believing in yourself - but I want you to know that I too have moments when I don't believe in myself.
I took a break from facebook for a month and in fact i'm due back this week (my 30 day break is almost over) and! after years of being on there and sharing my work I had some people questioning me and my work and (what felt like to me) my abilities.
I was already on a downer and it really hurt.
I know that you see me as a confident soul and you look up to me - I appreciate that - thank you - but know that if I am confident today it's because of all the challenges I have faced in my four decades on earth and the lessons that I have learned.
It's still not easy - especially when you are in the public eye (believe me - i've been in the 'public eye' since childhood - call it the youngest child syndrome!).
But I do what I do (this work) and I launched 'We Be Inspired' - an organisation dedicated to Personal development - as I want to share with you not only my journey but also how I have learnt and found ways to help myself and how I can help you insha'Allah.
This year - 2014 - there will be many products and services dedicated to helping you live your best life and preparing for your best akhirah insha'Allah.
But know that it all starts with you!
This moment is all we have and I'm not here forever - none of us are - so I want to share with you and teach you all that I have learnt and continue to learn so even if i'm not around (especially my social media breaks) then you will be ok insha'Allah.
Listen, the thing is, all of us have our own challenges that we face daily and there really is only so much we can do to help each other at times.
You may feel that your loved ones don't hear you out and are not there for you - but honestly they may be facing their own challenges too.
I hope the quote above and the following short video inspires you and motivates you to believe in yourself now.
And even if after watching this video you still are not sure and question or doubt yourself then know this for a fact that Allah (swt) created you for a reason and a greater purpose than what you think right now. There is a reason why He (swt) specially and specifically created you. He (swt) believes in YOU!
Watch this video and know that Allah (Swt) is with you! :)
Question: How can I help you this 2014 to live your life purpose? :)
Comment below and let me know so I can create the best products and services for you insha'Allah.
A Healthy YOU!
Everyone wants good health and a healthy life.
And why shouldn't we want that?
Being healthy keeps up upbeat and enables us to achieve our dreams with less effort and makes us more happy.
Yes, being ill is a purification and the Prophet (pbuh) said; "No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn." Hadith Bukhari - however this does not mean that we don't look after our health and be careless about it.
Sometimes when life gets in the way we do forget about our health and maybe it is the last thing on our minds - however if you've ever been ill or had a serious illness (may Allah grant you shifa) then you know the feeling.
I do too.
In 2010 when i discovered a little lump on my neck just a week before my 30th birthday little did i know it would be life transforming.
Transformed i am indeed!
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.” Hadith Hakim
My immune still plays up and i still need to take extra care - especially in cold months.
I'm into all things health and wellness and i'm done with medications - personal choice.
I look towards alternative medicine and supplements.
I was introduced to a range of health and wellness products last year and i have been using them since October 2013
My family also use them and want more! (from the young to the old)
I want to invite you to have a look at them and see of you would be interested in them.
Click here 'Health and Wellness' to see the products and then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for my recommendations.
I want to see you happier and healthier in 2014 - that is what i make dua for myself and that is my dua for you! :)
If you're like me and you're done with medicines and want to look into an alternative then have a browse insha'Allah.
So click here 'Health and Wellness' and let's see what you'll want for your New Year healthy regime insha'Allah!
Allah (swt) said: "O you who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided you with" [2:172] (partial)
So we're in Day 6 of 2014 already - how's it going for you so far?
Ok, well, i'm not talking about 'New Years Resolutions' to be exact (and if you do make them - to each their own - and I do pray it's a success for you - I believe in you!) but I'm talking about actually getting up and just making it happen!
See, what happens is that - and of course I myself have been guilty of this many times - we just talk, talk and talk and never really get up and make it happen.
A dream is exactly just that a dream and can only become a reality when we get up, put in 150% ExCel Mode hustle and make it happen!
I have had many dreams in my life and walhamdulilah many have become a reality (one of them is We Be Inspired - an organisation dedicated to Islamic Personal and Spiritual development).
Yes we keep full trust in Allah however we have to get up and do our part - God helps those who help themselves.
I mean honestly we've all sat formal exams once in our life at least and we know that to get a grade A we have to put in the study - it won't miraculously just happen - unless you're an uber-genius and someone who already knows the answers to the questions before you go in to the exam room - then where were you when i was at school/college/uni eh?!
Anyways, it's all about getting up and making it happen - simple.
Right, well, it sounds simple - i know - but sometimes can become a challenge to implement.
Well, fear nada as the Queen of Inspiration and Motivation *Your Truly* is here to quick-fix it!
Follow these quick simple tips.
Just before you begin though - make the intention, check your sincerity level and now bismillah...
Today's Tips and Action Points:
1. Have You got yourself a journal or notebook yet? Well hurry and get one - it's a MUST!
- Here is where you write your before thoughts, after thoughts, progression level, random doodles and hearts and cars and whatever else. It's all a process - trust me! :)
2. Talk about it to your trusted souls, to yourselves, your angels, to God. Do have at least one talking session - it's good to share and get ideas back from trusted souls.
- Plan it out in your journal or notebook - and yes God is the best of ALL planners (Remember the hadith where the man asked RasoolAllah “Should I tie my camel and have Tawakkul (trust in Allah for her protection) or should I leave her untied and have Tawakkul.” Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Tie her and have Tawakkul.” Hadith Tirmidhi (I think we could do with a Masterclass on this subject - what you think?)
3. Now just go do it and go make it happen!
- Take whatever is first on your list in your plan - don't discriminate your list - and just go ahead and do it. This applies to all industries and areas you want to work on.
Well I did say it was simple - it's just us - we like to complicate things for ourselves!
Remember the verse from the Qur'an; "Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves." (13:11 - partial).
Time to kick start 2014 on this new mantra and make it happen now!
Did this post help you kick start your; 'I will do it now!' mode? Comment below and let me know :)
[PS: VIP Days are now open for 2014 - this is where you get to work with me in person via Skype (if you are abroad) or in your locality (UK) and we work on creating the life you want now - family/personal/relationships/biz - you choose. To find out more, available dates and fees email me now on email@example.com]
Happy New Year - 2014!
Here's from me wishing YOU and your loved ones a blessed 2014!
Each moment is our only moment that knows the moment that was, is and will be. And each moment could be our last!
God has put us here for a greater purpose - for ourselves (our worship to Him (swt) alone) as well as for the greater good of humanity.
Now is all we have!
Now is when we live our truest purpose and now is when we make those dreams come real.
Enough of just talking and planning.
Talking is good.
Planning is better.
But acting it and making it real is even better!
We plan and God is the best of ALL planners.
We make the intention, say bismillah and put in 150% of ExCel mode to make it real.
We let go of the attachment - of owning the end result.
That end result is not in our hands - as God decides whether it shall be.
And when God says Be - then it shall be!
'Wait, so what is the point of it all or working hard for it then?' I hear you say.
Well, what else are you going to do with your life eh?
And anyway Heaven must be won - it's not given to anyone on a silver plate!
And all those dreams, wishes, ambitions. hopes you have - well they won't be worth to you if you don't actually get up and make them happen now.
Enough of time wasting, wallowing in self-pity, and living in the past.
The past has gone - learn the lessons!
The future? Well, tomorrow is not here yet - so just make dua that when it does come by then it is a blessed one.
This moment? Now? Well, that's all YOU and I have!
So, make the intention now - yes right now - that you're going to create positive changes in your life, live your best life helping humanity and prepare for you best akhirah now.
It is now or never.
There's a reason why YOU are reading this!
I don't know your life story - but I know that we are connected - and I know that God wants you to read this right now as YOU have something great to create with your life.
Are YOU ready to cease this year with your mind, body and soul? With blood, sweat and tears?
Then welcome aboard 2014.
May God grant you success and happiness in all areas of your life!
Onwards and Upwards!
Comment below and let me know if you're on this now, OK? :)
Ps - We Be Inspired - One Life, One Chance, One Vision - live it now! :)
Nadia Leona Yunis