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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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The art of focus.

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Five [5] tips to keep your eyes on the prize!

How many of us made a concrete decision to eat healthy, have positive self-talk, exercise more or quit something? [My hands are up.]  Then we come to a fork in the road and our simple decision get's challenged, we adjust our choices to include an amendment.

EX: I will eat clean in the New Year! Then something happens so we adjust.

EX: I will eat clean in the New Year on weekday's! Again, we're challenged and we make another adaptation.

EX: I will eat clean in the New Year on weekday's but only Monday and Wednesday.

Focus is a muscle that is created through the flexing of choices. Every decision has the ability to impoverish or prosper you, in mind, body & soul.
— Ho'omalamalama

Here's where the fun begins, let's dive into the, "5 tips to keep your eyes on the prize."

 
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STOP! Breathe, and observe. Chances are that you already know what is getting in the way of your success. 

Is it a person, place, thing or any other noun? 

Do you have control over this particular situation?

Is this situation in control over you?

 
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Now grab your trusty journal, I use my Make Mahalo planner, and write down,

"WHY"

that person, place or thing is distracting you.

Why are they or it allowed to distract you? For me it was my iPhone, all those push notifications, which I allowed to distract me. Children and spouse fall into this category sometimes.

 
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There are three categories that every distraction will fall into.

  1. Life threatening. This defines itself and I'm pretty sure that you won't need an example.
  2. Avoidance. [One of my evils.] When you do everything except what you should be doing.
  3. Out of your control. Not life threatening but it has put a hurdle in your smooth path. What other's do to you.
 
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Counter all the negativity.

Write a list of all the things that are important to you. What get's you up in the morning?

Perhaps you feel compelled or called to complete a certain task. What is it?

Maybe you want to complete a task that someone else started but didn't get to finish.

 
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For every "WHAT" you wrote on #4 write a "WHY. " Here lies the heart of your motivation. If you lack inspiration or feel shadowed by discouragement, then this step is extremely important.

I wrote a previous blogpost called, "How strong is your WHY?"

 

I'm doing a whole new series about FOCUS on my Instagram page. Using images that I've take to inspire the subconscious mind to persevere. If you're ready to surround your life with awesome intention and focus join here.  

READY TO FOCUS? HERE ARE THE BENEFITS

  • Success
  • Health
  • Goals Reached
  • Joy of Completion
  • New Heights
  • Career Improvement
  • Business Growth
  • And many more...
 

TIME TO INFLUENCE OTHERS

The best way to make sure that you've learned something is to go out and start teaching it to others. Share the 5-Tips with three other friends. Better yet, do the writing exercises with them. I've included a link below that you can click and it will send a message to your friends on twitter.

Tell me about your experience with the 5-Tips, Comment below.