Pray all is well in YOUR world! :)
I have a *NEW* workshop announcement for you today.
Tomorrow (Thursday 20th Feb 2014) I will be delivering a workshop in Birmingham called; 'It's MY Life!
A sister approached me to deliver a workshop for her Qur'an class all about time management and study habits.
The major misconception in life is that we don't have enough 'time' and therefore we cannot do all the things we want to and so we need to learn 'time management skills'.
It's is not about managing our time as we all have the same 24 hours in the day and we can't really manage time - it has a duty to fulfill and a job to to do - we cannot control it.
What we can do it to start creating some positive changes in our life and learn skills to manage our life.
Once we learn 'life management' we learn 'time-management'.
If you want to make the most of your time and want to fulfill all your dreams yet you keep saying; 'I don't have enough time!' then THIS workshop is for YOU!
Alhamdulilah we have a lot of sisters attending tomorrow and the sister host decided to open it up to the local community so everyone can benefit since it is half term holidays.
If you are free tomorrow and want to attend then please see details below.
This workshop is also available for both genders and if you would like to attend or host it for your organisation, company or business then do email me asap so we can sort out the dates now.
Just a little while ago a sister asked me if instead of covering the 'study habits' part we can cover 'work habits' - so insha'Allah this workshop is tailorable for your needs as everyone is on a different level and place in life right now.
Anyways, for tomorrow here are the details and please pass them on to someone who may benefit.
~ Date: Thursday 20th Feb 2014
~ Time: 10-2pm (with breaks)
~ Venue: Bordesley Centre, Bham
~ Tickets: £20 incl workbook
~ Lunch: Bring your own
~ Must be 16+ to attend.
~ No creche!
~ Registration: 9.30am sharp!
(Sisters only for tomorrows workshop)
I will see you tomorrow if you can make it insha'Allah - if not do make dua for this workshop that Allah puts barakah in it and it is a success.
Question: Would YOU like any other workshop? Is there anything specific you want to learn about? Comment below and let me know - i'm all ears! :)
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!)
Nadia Leona Yunis