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Find your drishti, Focus

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Have you ever felt distracted, rushed or unable to focus?

Do you remember starting one thing and by the end of the day it turned into six projects? All of which are unfinished.

We chalk it up as normal creative flow but is it?

Is it normal to be distracted or is is it a sign of the times?

Our ability to “focus” is a war zone and we have to use tactical steps to get the job done.

I’ve found peace through a simple yet not so simple Yoga practice called finding your Drishti.

It’s the ability to find something to focus on & direct your energy towards. In fact I’ve compiled another 5 STEP list.

Before I get into the “Five Steps To Finding Your Drishti” I have to share with you my Yoga testimony to explain my connection with this practice that I’ve come to know and love. Yes, love.

IT STARTED WITH A CAR ACCIDENT

Back in 2011 an insane driver came head-on into my lane causing a horrific accident. The MRI’s revealed that my spine had the early signs of degenerative disease. I didn’t want any experimental surgery or kidney destroying drugs so I opted for Hot Yoga [Bikram Yoga] and regular supplements. [Learn more.]

THEN ANOTHER ACCIDENT

Yes, you read it correctly. A second accident in January 2019 sent me to the chiropractors. This time a pizza driver ran the red and plowed into us. This second scan had me nervous and the DC sat me down.

THE RESULT

My spine is vibrant and healthy!!! I asked him if he saw anything and he looked at me with an awkward stare, “No why, are you expecting something?” Honestly, I was in awe. My previous diagnosis DIDN’T EXIST IN MY BODY! I was ecstatic and grateful for the life changes that I’ve made.


FIND YOUR DRISHTI

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1.PICK ONE GOAL

When I stepped into the Yoga studio the instructor guided us to find our “Drishti” or a place of focus.

This was easier said than done and it took a lot of practice. I had to make a decision to focus on one object and devote my energy towards it.

 
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2. FIX YOUR GAZE

Your eyes are a powerful tool which is why it’s important to focus, gaze and look at what you desire.

I struggled on holding my Asana yet I stuck with it. Believing that
I would improve over time.

In Yoga and life I have to remember to look at what I desire. I guess that’s why I appreciate vision boards.

 
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3. BREATHE

This is such an important part. It connects your head-space with your physical-space.

Listen to your breath as you exhale and it leaves your body. What was once internal became external.

Breathing grounds us and it is the perfect anchor.

 
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4. START SIMPLE

Condition your mind to enjoy the process or journey. Hopefully the small win’s will be filed under an emotional folder called things-we-enjoy.

Your Drishti unlocks the door to unlimited possibilities. The cycle is: focus, breathe, win & celebrate.

 
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5. PRACTICE OFTEN - There are so many benefits to focusing your energy. The biggest benefit is having a TO-DO list that’s DONE and moving onto the next project.

Having a guide was a game-changer for me. I’m 100% positive that it made all the difference.

Find your Drishti and if you can’t, find a guide who will remind you of it.

Finding your Drishti elevates the soul, trains the mind and strengthens the body.
— Ho'omālamalama

BENEFITS OF A GUIDE

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If it wasn’t for my Yoga instructor I would have failed. Hearing her voice prompting us to, “Stay focused” and “Find your Drishti” made all the difference. After some time I was able to do it alone and enjoy the process.

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT

The purpose of a guide isn’t to control but rather to direct. To help one find their focus or re-focus. Then it dawned on me, my program is THAT guide! I help Women focus on what’s important to them through an eight module online class and a livestream mastermind. I call this creation, “Walk Inn Beauty Mastermind” which consist of an online E-Course and three Livestream sessions. The E-Course is called “The Opening Ceremony” because it lays down the foundation to the mastermind. Think of it as a prerequisite to the “Walk Inn Beauty Mastermind.”

THE OPENING CEREMONY

EIGHT [8] MODULE, SELF STUDY SESSIONS

  1. WHO AM I

  2. FIVE [5] REALMS OF BEAUTY

  3. CLARITY = CERTAINTY

  4. SEVEN [7] LEVELS DEEP

  5. ONE [1] ATTITUDE TO RULE THEM ALL

  6. BOWL OF LIGHT “CEREMONY”

  7. ALIGNMENT AND ANCHORING

  8. CELEBRATION

    Worksheets [pdf] for each module.

MASTERMIND GROUP

THREE [3] MONTHS OF LIVESTREAMS AND COMMUNITY

  • One LIVESTREAM session per month.

  • Private facebook group.

  • Instagram spotlight.

  • A “focused-session” to get stuff done!

Mermaid’s special

3 Months of “WALK INN BEAUTY MASTERMIND”

And “The opening ceremony”

3 for 1

[Three months for the price of one month.]


examples of the pdf’s

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AT THE HEART OF EVERY SUCCESS IS THE ABILITY TO FOCUS.
— HO’OMALAMALAMA
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5 Reasons to have a planning system

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You've probably purchased a calendar or planner for the new year, now what? 

Well, now you have to use it. So maybe you went out and purchased...

  • special markers
  • special pens
  • special highlighter
  • stickers
  • stamps
  • stamp pad
  • washi tape
  • ruler
  • planner charm
  • planner cover
  • planner bag
  • bag for your accessories

I'm sure I missed a few but you get the point. Today there's a plethora of products to boost your planner/planning experience, but is it necessary?

Not only is it necessary but will it serve you? Now that's an important question to consider. Will the calendar + planner + accessories help you achieve your goals? Well, I plan to answer that. 

The goal is to create a visual blueprint, containing the many facets of your life to bring harmony & balance
— Ho'omalamalama

Before you shop for a planner or calendar figure out what you need. Try answering this question: What do I want to accomplish in 1-day, 1-week, 1-month and 1-year?

Some planners offer weekly, daily or task management space. While other's are specially packaged like the "Mommy Planner" which has stickers that correlate to a busy moms lifestyle. I've noticed a trend in lifestyle bloggers and YouTubers who now promote their own planner. Which I think is awesome. [why] Because they're promoting what they use. I fall into that category.

I started planning in the 1990's, can you believe it! I was homeschooled by my Mom & she gave me a black leather planner to write out my subjects and plan my workload. Yes, I'm a nerd through and through. As I got older I developed my own style and eventually a system. I'm going to share with you my system.

 

Random picture, when someone asked me, "What's in your bag?" It's business mixed with creativity and health.

Random picture, when someone asked me, "What's in your bag?" It's business mixed with creativity and health.

Below are my 5 reasons to create a system.

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Turn mundane calendars into marvelous creations. I had fun with my sumo stickers.

Turn mundane calendars into marvelous creations. I had fun with my sumo stickers.

Personal washi-tape collection. And yes it's Totoro.

Personal washi-tape collection. And yes it's Totoro.

You can create sections for your...

  • Fitness & Workout Schedule
  • Menu Planning
  • Birthday's
  • Holiday's
  • Event Planning
  • Track a Habit
  • Scrapbook a Memory
  • Meetings & Follow-up
  • Projections
  • Affirmations
  • and so much more+
 
The addiction is real, but it's my style. Find yours and don't apologize for it. 

The addiction is real, but it's my style. Find yours and don't apologize for it. 

My workshops usually involve some type of planning strategy.

My workshops usually involve some type of planning strategy.

I even manage some art-journaling into my system.

I even manage some art-journaling into my system.

Below is a vlog I created to show you my personal system and how I use each and every piece. I originally did a Facebook live and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. The actual "5 Tips" are in the description box in YT, don't forget to like and subscribe. [cheesy plug]

 

2018 Walk In Beauty Challenge

  1. Get [3] three or more of your closest friends to join you. [Locally or virtually like Google Hangouts.]
  2. Purchase & download the eBook Walk In Beauty.
  3. Grab a empty journal or art book.
  4. Join me on Instagram and DM your group and email addresses and I will send you all the eClass "12 Day's of Beauty" for free.
  5. Then use #wholelisticfit or #hoomalamalama when sharing your creations.