How is it a decade already?!
If I can describe this last decade to you then it goes like this...
...continuous learning, challenges, emotional challenges, family issues, confusion, business building struggles, excitement, inspiration, motivation, creative bursts, flow state, coaching, teaching, training, speaking, opportunities - local and international, falling and failing - at life, deen, and business, getting back up and succeeding...and some more...
Yes, on repeat - for the whole last decade!
By Allah, have I grown in mind, body, soul, spirit, being, or what!
Throughout all of it, you have joined me on this spiritual and personal development journey to become better Muslims and better humans.
You joined me either at the start or when I published my first blog post on this site - Wednesday 7th December 2011 - or some time after.
You're either a female or male interested in personal development.
You're either a Muslim or someone from a different faith or no faith.
But you joined me here to read my weekly Wednesday blog posts, or receive my weekly Wednesday emails, or you've watched my YouTube videos, subscribed to my channels, followed me on various or all social media that I'm on.
You've seen me in action, all over the place, being creative, or you've seen me disappear from this earth...or the World Wide Web...and inactive.
We both have one thing in common...
We both want to be better everyday.
We both want to excel.
We both want to be better in our ibbadah - in our worship - and our connection to God Almighty.
We both want to learn why we are here on earth, heal our pains and hurts, understand why we have these issues, challenges, problems, and find active solutions.
I want to say...thank you.
Thank you for being on this journey of ups and downs with me.
Thank you for being patient with me when I fell off the wagon and fell short.
I was still learning and I thought I had it all figured out and I was here to help you figure it out too but I realised I'm still on this journey with you and always will be and there's always another layer to uncover and another thing to learn and implement.
I have for my entire life - subconsciously - been looking to look up to someone.
Someone perfect. Someone who has it all figured out. And someone I can emulate.
And whenever I thought I had found that someone to look up to with all those qualities and they didn't match those, I felt lost again.
The main thing I found throughout my life - and it's changing so much for the better now - is that those people I looked up to and saw as a success whether in life or business (and to me it's all one same thing) didn't speak about their behind the scenes - their failures - and so I thought it was always me who fell short and when they did show their failures, I didn't realise that they too are human on this journey and they really don't have everything figured out. Some things yes, and they've worked hard at it, but not everything. And in the grand scheme of things, that is OK. That's why they call it life!
I realised that I have to be the role model I always wanted.
And so, here we are, a whole decade later, and what I had envisioned for We Be Inspired and where it would be has not being accomplished.
And all fault is mine.
In trying to learn business development and how to make a business a success, I fell short on my deen side, which I had worked hard at since I was 14, and I'm working to rebuild that again insha'Allah.
I fell short on helping you and left you in the dark when I said I would shine the light and help us all.
I stopped weekly blogs posts and stopped new video uploads that you loved so much.
I didn't want to show up with my failures and made it all about me and left you alone.
Some of my life challenges pushed me so much that I wanted to end things forever.
I had no one to talk to or get the help I needed so I thought how could I help you.
If you look closely at the WBI logo, you'll see it has a flag at the end and this is to symbolise that we are flag bearers for each other.
We hold each other up throughout this journey in life.
And I still believe in this and my unique purpose here on earth.
YOU are what makes We Be Inspired.
I failed you and I'm sorry.
So, now what?
Well, I'm resetting my intention for my existence - for a start!
Allah does not change a condition of a person until s/he doesn't take the first step.
And with that comes everything else - my deen schedule, my learning and growth schedule, my business building and development schedule, my friendships and relationships schedule, and my commitment, dedication, and purpose to helping you find solutions to your challenges, so you can live a happy and healed life on the deen, and prepare for your best akhirah.
That's what you signed up for when you discovered We Be Inspired, right?
I need your dua support on that.
So, as we end a decade of WBI, let's look at some of the top ten posts that really put WBI on the global map of faith based spiritual and personal development.
Once you're done with these and want even more then go ahead and browse through the library archive.
The free recourses are still available for you.
And if you're really inspired and motivated again, then head over to our YouTube channel and schedule in your learning.
Here's the Top 10 We Be Inspired Blog Posts
#10 YOU are NOT a Mistake!
God created you for a reason - for a purpose.
Each moment is teaching you a lesson and this lesson is shaping up the human you are meant to be - the human you are being right now.
The only thing is how you perceive it and how you react.
This will determine your path in life and what you achieve.
YOU are needed in this world - it's time you believe this and start living life full on!
#9 Give and You shall Receive!
We live in a society and culture where we want to work hard only so we accumulate all the goods of this world.
We want, want and want!
Its ok to have goods of this world - if done in moderation.
We need a roof on top our heads and clothes on our body. We need that. So we work for it and its ok.
But it's not always just about us as an individual, but we as a group, a community, humanity.
After reading this post, you'll become a giver too (if you aren't already) and watch the abundance you receive in return.
#8 I'm a Victim - Get ME out of HERE!
The topic we are going to look at today is about 'Self-sabotage' and 'Victim mentality'.
Today's topic is pretty deep - in more ways than one. So before we begin I request you to read this only if you are ready to move on from all negativity in your life, if you're looking for some solutions and answers and if you want to start making positive changes in your world.
If you're feeling very low and emotional then this topic may really hit home and may upset you or may even make you angry.
But do read it and do the exercises as it'll really help you.
#7 Need A Quick Spiritual Fix?
So here's the plan for us insha'Allah.
I'll give you the overall plan, but its for you to make your own schedule - because we've all got different daily schedules.
I mean normal people's schedule begins from 9am til 5pm, but someone as abnormal as me, my schedule is 5pm till 6am! (Don't ask!)
(Side note - it's 2021 and it's still the same - the 5pm till 6am thing!).
#6 Are YOU Aware of YOU?
How do we spend most of our days? Do we consciously go through the day knowing what we are doing or do we just ‘flow’ through the day on auto-pilot? Maybe you’re half and half – half on auto and half conscious?
And, so, the question is – what about the other half? Time to find out now!
#5 Courage Doesn’t Always Roar!
Today's topic is about; 'Courage and being Courageous’.
Before we continue further I just want to point out that this topic is not only for females but also for males.
In a society where gender biases are at a high we are always told that men are brave and women are weak.
We're not talking about the gender differences which Allah (swt) has created but how we always tell boys; 'Boys don't cry they are brave' and we tell girls; 'It's ok to cry, you're a girl!'.
You might cry when you read this post, but it's OK, it's a healing process.
Watch how your courage is unleashed.
#4 Is YOUR Patience A Virtue?
...Or does it make you more impatient?
Well, we have been hearing all our lives that patience is a virtue!
Is it true though? And has it worked for YOU?
Has patience become a virtue for you or made you even more impatient?
Let's find out and cultivate patience in our life.
#3 What are YOU doing this Moment?
Moments: Know that every moment you have is an opportunity.
An opportunity to grow, to excel to make your dreams a reality.
How do YOU spend your moments and what are you doing this moment?
Each moment is our only moment so find out how you can live each moment to the fullest.
#2 Have YOU Found YOUR Purpose Yet?
* Ever questioned and asked what you're doing here on Planet Earth?
* Ever had one of those days when you said; 'I've had enough! No more! I don't get it! Why ME!??
* Ever wanted peace and comfort - enough of the hustle bustle of daily life and just time to be you???
*Reflection Moment (take a minute)*
If so, then I ask you, what's stopping you from being you and having peace and comfort in life?
Read to discover your purpose in life and then live it out full til the end of your lifetime.
#1 There's something Special inside of YOU
"You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the Universe." Imam Shafi (rahimullah).
We are spiritual beings living in physical bodies - both need taking care of. Our soul needs ibaadah (worship) and our body needs the right foods and exercise. When both the soul and body are aligned - we are at an overall state of peace and ease.
But when either one of them is misaligned then we are at dis-ease.
Have you ever felt at dis-ease? Then step inside of yourself and discover who you truly are!
I hope you enjoyed reading those as I enjoyed curating them for you.
Make sure to follow the action steps in them and always keep your notebook and pen handy.
Leave me a comment below as I love receiving all your feedback, your thoughts, your ideas.
Let me know what else you want to learn, what challenges you are currently having, and how you want me to help you or what programs/products you want me to create for you.
There's a lot I've learned in these last two pandemic years from seminars and workshops that I've implemented and I want to teach and train you on it too.
And now, let's renew our intentions and let's begin this new decade of We Be Inspired 2021-2031 and beyond, full of inspiration, motivation, and success insha'Allah.
With all my love, duas, and light - til eternity and beyond.
PS - Did I mention that our Academy is launching in 2022 insha'Allah? Get excited!
Nadia Leona Yunis