17 – Moving through creativity blocks. Exercising Happiness. Shipping your projects with Stas Arsonov.
Sitting on project that needs shipping? Waiting for the perfect time to get into the zone with your creativity. Thinking Happiness, is a consequence of your circumstance?
In this episode, Stas, and dig deep as we have both been on our journeys. With the launch of his book the Happiness Manual, available on Amazon, and my launching of Unleash your Creativity, we discuss some of the dark nights of creation, doubt, sabotage, and what it took for us to finally ship!
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About Stas Arsonov
Founder of Think Clever, author of the Happiness Manual. Stas Arsonov is an integrative health coach based out of Los Angeles, California. Stas works to help his coaching clients live with intention, establish morning routines and uncover their limiting habits.
The Happiness Manual: A Guide to Your Daily Self-Mastery is an empowering handbook boasting a collection of inspirational stories and transformative practices designed to help you overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of experiencing more happiness in your life.
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Hey there and welcome to the high hello serous show. I'm your host sewer Al Naimi. On this particular episode, I am joined by my guest Stass arsenal, who has actually been a visitor of the show previously. And then this particular episode, while welcoming staff back, because he has just released a new book called the happiness map.
And while that is some of the focus of our conversation. One of the reasons that I thought with staffs that we should have this conversation is we were discussing the process of giving bath or bringing a creative project to life into this world. So as a staff was writing this book, I've been on a creative journey, putting together a creativity and innovation course and what we discovered as we were having our conversation, that despite all we know about mindfulness and creative behaviors knowing is simply not enough.
And so we thought that it might be helpful to share some of the obstacles that we faced in the hope that it would shed a light. And perhaps inspire you while you are in the dark night of your creation, when you feel like there was all doom and gloom. So in our conversation, not only are we talking about some of the threads of the happiness manual, we also wanted to share some of these tenant's with you.
Let's have it a lesson. Staffs, welcome to the show.
Thank you, Sarah. It's nice to be here. It's so great to see you. And where are you currently? I am in sunny Portugal, Costa, the company. Wow. Exciting. We've gathered and I am so excited for our listeners to know more, but you had just launched a book. Is that right? Dan.
It has been quite a journey mean, I know this year has been intense for a lot of people but I added book writing on top of it. So it's it's probably has been the most the year where I've learned the most about myself, where I've pushed myself beyond the comfort zone and just expended so much, understanding what I've.
What I've learned in the past five or six years walking the path of self discovery and self mastery. That's amazing. So for those that don't know, what is the book called? It was called the happiness manual, a guide to your daily. Self-mastery amazing. And people can get this on Amazon. Is that right?
It's finally launched on Amazon. So you can get it as a ebook or paperback. Copy. Probably later down the line, I'll record an audio version. Yeah. Congratulations staff really congratulations. And what are the things that drove us to come together was because not only the content of the book and what you have curated and put together, which has gonna, I've already been reading chapters of it and I can testify.
That, I can immediately apply things and it's just so great to see your journey woven in with all that wisdom. So thank you. But also one of the things I'm also really excited about is this process of creation. So as you went about, the hero's journey of putting the book together and I'm really resonating because of putting a creativity course together.
And so will the. Elements of that creation process. And for me personally, self-sabotage, and so I thought that, really what came to my mind is knowing is not being, and if we can unveil some of the talents that we have to push through, Maybe that will be inspiring for others to pursue whatever project it is that, they haven't quite been getting to.
Absolutely. Yeah. I would say that the process of creation, the process of writing my book. It's at least three or four chapters came from this process because, in this process of creation, you realize so much about yourself and from expectations and how not to set expectations, how to be open to what comes, how to receive.
And there's so much that, the process of creation actually has to do a lot with the process of self-discovery and self-mastery. So that's why it seems like it was all connected with my book. And eventually, when you create, when you feel that you are creating something from nothing, when you're expressing yourself, to me that's a crucial element in the journey to happiness, to experiencing happiness.
Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. And for those listeners that don't know staff has actually been on the podcast before. And so I would highly recommend that you go and check that podcast out as well. But for those of you who are not familiar staff stats, can you give a little bit of background of how you came to this journey?
Just so people have some context of, how you came to write this book. Sure. I've had it of traditional professions, I would say I was a financial advisor before and did some real estate and I had a swimmer company. I did a lot of those ventures and then something within me just said that I needed to look for something else, to figure it out on my own of what's calling me something.
Perhaps it's not recognized or at least it wasn't so recognized by society or culture, back then. So I had to take the leap of faith and explore something new. And so this journey started off with the personal transformation of studying was different. Healers was different spiritual teachers, coaches, so many shamans, like so many people that basically all of them help you to go with it.
And to connect with the true essence of who we are, who I am to discover, what is it that I really like, not what looks cool for other people or not what people may expect for me, but what is it like my. Core desire, my, my inner voice. And so that's, that has been the journey of the past five years, just learning and putting this into practice and then learning more and shedding things that are no longer serving me something that wasn't right.
It was part of my identity, but it wasn't a part of my true essence. And so having met so many amazing people on this journey, teachers, but also fellow seekers who were also on the same path and hearing so many inspiring stories. I just and I launched my podcast a few years ago, think clever podcasts.
So I had a lot of guests on this podcast as well, including youth thrive. And I just had to put this all together. I had to put into a nice storytelling format, but not yet. The storytelling. I want it to also include some exercises, some practices, something at the end of each chapter that people can refer to and do something.
Apply what they just read because, I've read tons of books where I get super inspired and pumped, and it was a great book and for the next couple of days and walk around thinking about it, and then I just move on to the next book, so it's really important to apply when you just read or when you just heard something.
Just apply it to yourself, do an exercise and see how it reflects in your life. And that, that was the purpose of my book to actually every chapter has an exercise of band. You do it, it's quick. It's not something that takes you a long time, but when you walk away, it becomes like a work.
Yeah. And the application is so important, we can look at the treadmill, but until we actually get on the treadmill and nothing's really going to happen, yeah. Visual. I love that you've made, or I love that you've made this accessibles because, I can testify. In the conversations that I've had with staff, you have been to the outer skirts of, expertise, or like people who are really deep in their expertise.
And so you've been really talking to so many diverse perspectives. To bring those collaborations together for the happiness manual, and now you are democratizing access to it, which I'm a really big family. I feel the same way about creativity, the tools of creativity of giving access to it, to so many people who might, not have the resources or the inclination yet to take the journey that you've taken.
So now you're giving it to them in this manual, which is fantastic. So I am really curious and listeners, before we got on today, we had a few hitches getting on and I can speak for myself. And some of the creativity sabotage was shown. Of, delaying oh, look, if we delay it'll be better, tomorrow or I don't really feel prepared right now, so there'll be better tomorrow.
And that's been like a running scene. With regards to the creativity course. And so I'm just curious as you've reflected on your journey, what have been some of the things that have come up that, you want to share with the listeners and and I'll I'll jump in as well as I connect with you.
Absolutely. Actually just a few weeks ago, started writing an article, how to write a book, because I needed to validate this process of what I just went through and I wanted to share some of the things that I thought were useful. Totally applicable to, to this to this topic. I would say the first one that before I started my process of creation, I had this idea of renting a house by the lake and it's just very quiet and I'm coming out there as my favorite cup of coffee.
And I sit down in front of my laptop and things are just flowing. My muse is telling me all this amazing ideas I should put down on paper and. And it did, then it doesn't always happen. It probably happens to some people, but it doesn't happen to most creators. Most creators they create in the moment, an idea comes, you may be taking a shower or riding in a train and it comes and you just expanded, it's a, there's no perfect moment.
Of course. There's things that you can do. To let's say, clean your outer space, right? If it's there's clutter and there's noise, when people are distracting you, then of course you need to set up a good proper environment. So you can focus and you can get into mind. The same thing goes for the inner environment.
The type of food that you eat matters, right? If you eat something that creates inflammation in your body and you have brain fog, the muse is not gonna be able to get to you. Because you have all this internal conflict going on there and internal struggle. So it's really important to set up an outer space in the uterus space.
But to set perfect expectations. Like I said, don't think that just because you have a perfect view. I've had so many situations where I had ocean view and I was sitting and really inspired in the sun and the birds, but nothing was flowing. I just sat there for an hour writing nonsense and then deleted it and went home, and there was also times when. Take a train at night, it was shaking and it was cold. And I was like, and I was writing because ideas were coming. So just drop all the expectations, all the perfect images of how it should be and more embrace how. Oh, I love that. So being present to what's occurring I love that so much and not having the sense of it's going to be puff that late.
It sounds like you also had like a discipline to just dedicating the time whether the muse arrived or not. Yes. Yes. I love the Steven Pressfield's book. The war of art. I think it's a must read for everybody who is embarking on a journey of creation, because if he really puts it down. I read it a few times because it's so important to, to understand.
When you sit down and when you start doing the work, that's when all the magic happens, right? You don't wait for the magic to happen. And then you sit down to do the work. You sit down to do the work, and most likely you will get tested. Most likely you will sit there and nothing will come and you will be frustrated.
And yet you have to still stick with it. You still have. Keep going. And then all of a sudden something happens and clicks and it flows. It like a meditation practice. You sit down and the first couple of minutes, maybe even 10, or maybe even the first 20 minutes to just have thoughts running through your mind.
And it's a total mess out there. And a lot of times me personally, I've given up and I'm like, oh, this is. Crazy. It's too much going on. I'm going to find a more silent time and come back to this again. But if you just keep going and you pass this point, all of a sudden, there's that silence, there's that peace within.
So sometimes you just have to test your face, how much do you believe in this and how much do you want that? Oh, yes. I was reading just recently the author of atomic habits. And he said that you need to fall in love with the discipline of being born. So a lot of the time people are expecting like fireworks and excitement, but really gets the dedication that will put people in good stead, to continue.
So that's so exciting. What works for you in process of creation? So for me, it's really around Having a container for creating. So for example, when we shot the videos for the creativity course we hired really fantastic cameras, massive lights.
So we had a lot of gear and we only had that gear for a short period of time. So there was a sense of urgency. But, like I've rented this these videos need to get shot. And so for me, having a really specific container of start and finish really helps cause otherwise it's oh today I'm not feeling that great.
I don't really feel like filming my hair looks strange. I'm feeling low energy. I can come up with a million reasons. Of why not to commit something to camera. Having that container was super helpful to get a lot of that work done. And then equally since then being, social accountability being in touch with different people and them being part of the project.
So I, if I know that, we're meeting on a certain day and I think you, you mentioned that as well. I want to make sure that I get my part done. Before we get together. Cause I wanna be able to show up because cause then I'm in a good position to, to receive their expertise and their help.
Whereas if I haven't done it, then what are they going to help me with? So I'd say those are the two big components, so you know, one of the big creativity tenants is momentum. So any big project has a finite star. And so now as we have been producing and putting it together and figuring all those, all the pots out, there's not exactly like an end date and I'm noticing the cost.
Yeah, I love it. We're you know, there's and that's why it's so important to, to share different perspectives, right? Because I went through sort of my process. You went through yours and we're finding things that are working for us. And ultimately it's up to a creator, a person who decides to finally create something, to figure out a cake. Like this tip works for me. This one, not so much, maybe this one later, right? It's like figure out your own process of there's general guidelines and there's general direction of what's. What's good. And what's not right, but eventually you figure it out. You figure out what works for you.
Create your day, or like when do you create the best? Some people create at night. Some people create in the first part of the day for me, I wake up, I make coffee and I started writing, the first couple hours. I always ask her like everybody, this is my time. This is my creative time and afternoon, then I'm free, because I can't create any more.
It's more, I can do administrative things, operational things, but not creative things. My time is morning. So it's really understanding yourself. This is the path of understanding yourself, where and how do you create? I love that. I love that so much. So what other things did you notice we've got expectation and not having expectation?
It sounds like you had a ritual, like you had a sort of like an anchor. That would trigger you to dedicate that time, whether you're on a train or whether by the ocean, yeah. Yeah. So we mentioned the environment that outer and inner environment that's really important to to set it up correctly so that it actually benefits your creation process.
I would say another really important which which was a great lesson for me. Is speak from personal experience, because if you're just repeating something that you read or you took a course and it's an, it seems like a great practice or something, something valuable and you want to share it with others.
But you haven't tried it yourself. You haven't experienced the impact of this practice or whatever you're advising, then the listener or the reader. They're going to know that you don't have a personal attachment to whatever you're talking about. But if you're talking about a person. That you've tried and maybe didn't work for you and you can talk about why it didn't work, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's not going to work for the other person but at least you have that experience. And there was a few chapters that that I wrote in the second dress. That they were not flowing. I shared them with my beta readers and they're like, there's, something's off.
There is no personal experience that I shared inspirational stories of other people and how they went through it. And I know that it's really important for a person's journey to self-discovery and self-mastery, but I didn't go there. And so I actually had to request an extra month from my publisher to.
To rewrite those chapters. And I rewrote like 80% of them and then even dropped one because I couldn't talk about it from a personal, so I would say this is really important because then you know how a person may feel after. Applying your advice and you can say, you know what, I've been there.
And I went through that, threshold, and I know what's on the other side and this is, it may look different for you, but this is how the process works. This is when it gets rough. And this is when you need to like, let go, you need to, grab onto it's really important. Oh, yes. I, that really resonates a lot.
It really resonates because, if I'm teaching something, for example if I'm running a workshop around creativity it's based on all the projects. But I've already done so that I can identify those sticky points. If somebody stumbles I'm like, oh, maybe try it like this.
And then that adjustment will create, a shift. But I wouldn't be able to do that if I hadn't had those experiences. So I love that you bring that up. I would actually love to also in this conversation. I think I just want to be really greedy as well as talk about the creativity journey, but I think it would be really great to do some highlights, maybe to bring up a few highlights from the book for the lesson.
So that they can have, some tools to access their happiness and also be inspired to go deeper by reading the book with you. So that just came to my mind as well. I feel in the first chapter in the book kinda follows each chapter fall. What I've discovered in this journey, and it's a more or less than a criminal logical order because, it's like first insight and then the second one, and then this third and they transform into the next one.
So it's this evolving journey. And the first one starts with the first chapter is called where attention goes, energy flows. And a lot of people use this phrase from different perspectives because it's just such an important. This is like a universal law, and the sooner we get it, that everything in our lives will become just we'll take more responsibility for what's happening in our lives.
Because. Our census, they, them, they multiply wherever we point them. So if we let's say focus on the negative news and all the negative things that are happening right then our mind is gonna, it's gonna find more proof of that. Find more evidence. If you think the world is a dangerous place.
Okay. We'll find some of that, right? So to reinforce your beliefs and vice versa, if you focus on all the beautiful things in the world, you're start finding the kind people, you start finding all this great stuff that's happening and your life will be filled with that. And so it's really important to have this.
Input hygiene, right? What is it focusing on? Where do you place your attention? Do you place your attention, what you don't have or what you would like to have? A lot of people always feel like, oh man, but I don't have this. And then I wish I had that. And it's It seems like simple words are suitable expressions.
What if every day you thinking of lack something that you lack, then the universe will provide you more of that. And if you're thinking for me, I would say the most powerful practice I've practiced this for a year. I kept accredited. And I've mentioned this a lot in my podcast because I was recording them while I was having this practice.
And it was a very powerful practice because it helped me refocus my attention on what I already have, not what I don't have or what I want to happen or what I already have. And all of a sudden things change. All of a sudden I started feeling you know what? I actually have a lot. This is amazing.
Every day, in the morning I would write down three things that I was grateful for. And in the evening I would write down three things that I was grateful for that happened. That day. So each day had value each day had this important, something that I focused, again, I didn't write down what went wrong in the date.
I wrote down what was exciting about the day. So it I went to bed remembering all the exciting things that happened. So keeping the journal for an entire year, just tremendously, it was like this daily application of this, of refocusing my attention. And when you do it in regular practice, you're rewiring yourself.
So that, that practice, it helped a lot. So everything is really, really connected, right? So when you keep in mind, the principle of when, where attention goes, energy flows. And then my second chapter is called daily rituals because when you start applying this things on daily basis, whatever the practice may be, whether it's Grady to journaling or breathing, Or meditation, when you apply it on daily basis, you start rewiring and all the things that are no longer serving you they fall away.
So you can actually. Being in this enhance human being more present, more mindful, having more harmony in your life. So that's just the first two chapters, I set the tone. I said the momentum and then it's goes into applications and how it transforms into different areas of our lives relationships.
Work having fun, having physical house, mental health, all of this is extremely important to ultimately do experience more harmony in our life and what I love. I would love to also stress this is when I worked with people and we've talked about gratitude. Sometimes there's this response of they think it needs to be something really big.
Can you talk a little bit about that? I would say. Yeah. The power of small steps applies to there's. I still, I catch myself continually try to want more, like I just launched a book. Of course I'd love for it to sell a million copies. And so when it doesn't, then I wish I had more.
But what about the people who already bought the book like this? Isn't so exciting that this people that I didn't even know, they bought the book and they're benefiting from it. It's that's again, shifting that focus right. To what you already have. And so the power of small steps applies to every practice, whether it's meditation.
Breath or a gratitude, whether it's, in the creation process, whether you wrote two pages or you wrote two sentences it's still something you're just celebrate that. It's really important to celebrate that instead of complaining and not feeling grateful because it didn't go as you expected it to go because maybe.
One sentence that you wrote or that one minute video that you created, it's going to transpire into something a lot bigger. You just to know, so just always be planting, good seeds. Yay. I love that so much. And I love that you have at the end of the day you reflection, and it could be. My coffee was a good temperature this morning.
Like it doesn't have that, those all big things. And it's the rewiring, I think it's two minutes a day right. Starts to create the rewarming process. So it could be two minutes, half an hour or whatever, like whatever comes out. But as long as I would say, as long as you're authentic with yourself.
But let's say this example. The perfect temperature of a coffee, let's say for somebody, it really will matter because they've loved and they love when it's a great temperature. And they will do wow, this really made me happy or the smell of the coffee. But for another person, it doesn't matter.
So if they write it just because it's not going to be very impactful, it's actually, it's going to be nothing, so you gotta be really authentic with yourself and discover what makes me happy. And just for you, because it's, it may not make any sense to not a person.
It's just what makes me happy. Like w something small. I look at it and it makes me happy inside, and I don't need to share it with anybody. I don't need to tell it to anybody. For me and my journal. Yeah. Me and my general. Exactly. Yes. Special. Yeah. It's like the moments, that maybe made you smile.
You, you felt like good about it. It's those little moments. So is there anything. The book has so much. And as I mentioned, I've been reading it and really enjoying it. It's one of those ones where you're like, yeah, I get it. And you're like, yeah, but do you like, do you practice it? W what else would you like to share?
If you were going to give a top tip to our listener that they could go apply today. What might that be?
A lot of people ask me, the book is called the happiness manual, so are you happy? Okay. Yeah. Are you done
much more than that? We use the process. Of self-discovery right of understanding, who am I? Who am I really, is this part of me, or is this something that I've acquired along the way? And I just, it's part of my identity, but I don't even I haven't explored, what is it?
It's just, and then you just, you toss it and you get closer to what is it? Who is it that you are? What is that you really like? What drives you? What kind of relationship. Inspire you, motivate you. What are like, what are the healthy relationships? So you repeating the same mistakes over and over or are you being mindful of how you show up in a relationship?
There's so many different aspects to, to discover yourself and, and ultimately there's there are a lot of teachers that we can do that. Go for support and they can help us to guide us along our way. But I make this point in the book that they can, even the best tissue in the world, they can guide you to the door.
They can give you the key to the door, but you have to be the one to open and step inside because ultimately we are our own teachers. We know all the answers because it, it will work. The same thing, what is not going to work exactly for everybody, everybody has to figure out their own way, their own, they all, they're all shaped their own reality.
So I, my hope is that this book is not going to give answers to Hey, this is how you do it. And in this amount of time, this is what you're going to get. This is not a marketing book. It's not like where it's all out algorithm and formulas. This book is. It hopefully helps people to go within, to understand themselves better, to have practices and things they can try that will also help them to go even deeper, to have their journal.
I refer a lot to different exercises that, that use journal because it's just you and the journal and you figure it out on your own, right. Even as a therapist, there's certain things that therapist recommends to you. But the journal. Doesn't recommend anything. You were the one recommending and it like you go back and forth and you understand so much about yourself.
I'm all about the process of self-discovery, which leads to self mastery. So it sounds for somebody that, maybe is a little fresh in the journey, self discovery and knowing self like that, those might sound like those might be a little daunting, it's what do you mean?
What are you talking about? But what I'm calling from, what you're sharing is it sounds like maybe if we had a ritual or an exercise, That someone could take on right now, it sounds like reflection is really important. And just having a moment, even if it's two minutes to journal and reflect on your day, just in the way that you would do a gratitude but maybe all the prompts might be really helpful to build that relationship.
Like with myself. Cause often if I'm going through my day and I'm in, sometimes I can be in a reactive mode. I might not have really processed. What's been happening, but I might just feel a bit off. I'm not really sure why I feel a bit off, but dedicating a little bit of time and it may be, it starts really small to have that relationship, it, the journal maybe is the doorway to me, getting to know me.
And then that kind of helps me going forward. Is that something that you think somebody could take on or is this something else what is the w what is a way, a tangible way that somebody like today could start doing to better their relationship with themselves? For me it, it changes a lot, but I would say the three top practices that that are.
Continually in my life. It's silence. So meditation breath work because it really helps to do get energy moving, a lot of times. Let's say we're stuck in our head and meditation can not always gonna going to help to come down and you do breath work, and then you just shifted energy.
Then you'd come back to meditation and then you experienced silence. You go within, then you have journaling where you reflect what kind of ideas, what thoughts are coming what's on the surface, right? So the combination of these three practices. I really powerful. And then you can apply them into different, different areas in your life.
I would say my daily ritual consists of this three practices. Not always to say, not always at the same time, it's just whatever I need the most, you know what I feel that I'm stuck in. I really need to get the energy going and go into breathwork. But a lot of times I start my mornings.
It was just silent. Or singing mantras because it's good to open up my throat. And once I'm in that grave space, then I can reflect what's going on at work. What bothers me? What can I do better? How can I show up better? What's going on? What's going on in my relationships and how can I be more of service and how can I be more active?
Listener, like how can I put my ego to the side and see the bigger picture? So I would say those three practices are really helpful too, to help you show up in the best way possible. Amazing. Thank you, staff. Thank you. I'm I've just been on a short journey, like I've been beginning of my journey with breath work and I'm absolutely loving it.
I am able to shift my mood. In such a short space of time which has been absolutely amazing. Just, if I have an important meeting, I'm feeling just, stop or a little grumpy and gosh, how am I going to get through this meeting? I just pop on a breath work guided meditation.
And after that, I don't know. I feel like a new person. Or cold shower that can be even quicker than at home. That has been pretty powerful. I've been doing a lot of cold showers lately because it helps to reset the nervous system here. You're back in the zone. It helps you get out of the comfort zone too.
So it's really good before. Before meetings. I took one before this before. Good job. So let's go back to the creation process because I am really loving getting to know your journey. So what are some other things that came up where you're like, ah, I know I'm doing that, but then like you still kept doing it.
And then you managed to shift what, what comes to your mind? It's still happening, it's not something that I just, I was able to get rid of once and for all it's a judgment at this. I'd say if you're able to get rid of Jackson, Life is good,
right? The process of creation to yourself, to relationships, we're always judging the mind is always evaluating whether it was a good experience, bad experience, what's the meaning of all this? How does it reflect on me? Who does it make me, like we make it so personal also. And it's really important not to judge the experience because we never know what's going to be down the line.
Like we're saying that sentence that maybe you set the two hours and you only wrote a sentence or you created a very short video. But maybe it was the trigger, an idea. That's going to unfold into a book or a video course, or, an online product. But if you. If you dismiss it, if you put a label on it as good or bad, it was a waste of time, then all of a sudden it loses this potential.
And so it's really important not to judge the experience, to be more present and more open to it. And to maybe not make it so personal, if the experience didn't turn out to be what you expected it to be, doesn't reflect anything on you. It doesn't make you worse or better.
It's just, it is what it is. Oh, yeah. I remember we were shooting the videos and I was judging my performance in the videos at the time and saying, Is this really good about is anybody gonna watch this? Like what's going to happen after this. And one of the key tenants of creativity is not being attached to an outcome, right?
Because you never know like the potential of an idea, like you need to continuously grow and nurture that idea. And I caught myself in the throws of. Filming and saying late, like what's going to happen after this, and then what's going to happen then. And I'm like you can't do that.
Like Sarah better. I'm like, oh my gosh. So it's just, it's like you said I'm never done, and it's a constant reminder. Of me catching or noting when I'm doing something and they'll be like, okay, let's regroup. Let's we ground and figure out like a way to take your breath and move forward, yeah. Yeah. You were creating something from nothing, right? Nothing exists and then you were creating something new and if you were just. If you're just copying then yeah. You're copying something else and you're putting like different cover on it. But if you creating something new, it has to have your unique expression, your unique stories, your unique way of looking at life, right?
There's so many. People in the world and everybody has a certain perspective of their reality. And that's why it's important to share yours because somebody may resonate with it because somebody may say, you know what? We live in completely different countries, eat different food. We have different, so many different things, but something, something SLOs like a certain experience is.
Is similar, and then they connect with it because you are authentically expressing what's inside, not thinking how it's going to look like to other people you're just sharing. So that's also important to just let it flow because who knows what's going to come out of it, exactly. Who knows? Yeah. I don't think any. Innovation or invention or anything that was new, seemed like it made sense at the beginning. So who knows? I know that we are drawing a close. Are there any other experiences that you've had in this hero's journey of get a whole book out and, quite frankly, like it's a continued journey now in.
Making it available to people and having people reap the benefits of of this creation. So is there anything else that you'd want to highlight that, could be interesting or motivating for somebody who is in that project right now? I think everybody should create something. In the format, regardless what format it is but to create something, because it's a beautiful process of learning about yourself and the standing. Trusting your inner voice, right? Trusting it that this is something that you stand by. This is something that you believe in.
This is something that you want to, you don't want to share because it brought value to your life. And so once you connect to that, then for sure something great is going to come out. And then trusted trust, trust this process, stress trusted is going to help somebody, of course I would love for this book to be a best seller and be on Oprah show, but at the same time, if it doesn't happen and if it only helps few people, it's also very valuable, it was totally worth it.
And when you say in general, like when I used to say those things before I created anything, it just seemed like a very positive. Uplifting thing to say, but when you get that first review oh, of like person, a person saying Hey, you know what, I read this. And it really helped.
That's it, it's like all of a sudden, nothing else matters because this person authentically benefited from it. It's something that brought value to their life. And but if we just sit and judge our experience and judge our creations and we don't, that prevents us from putting it out there.
So many people may miss out, it's it's this. Few believe in universal consciousness. And it's all about you. You put in a little something into it, and it grows just because, you became better and you worked on yourself. Like maybe easier for somebody else on the different side of the world.
Like life will get easier for them. It's you just do your part, you do your part and don't worry so much about everything else. That's going to work. Oh, that's so great staff. Thank you. That's a good one. Keep that one. Yeah, because it's just, it's you're being of service and you're taking what you have learned.
That was helpful. And I love that very much, this idea of doing it too. Okay. What do you think about this? Huh? What do you think about this? Like you're doing it genuinely as an author that could make somebody else flow a little bit easier in their life, which is fantastic. 📍
So staff, how could people get in touch with you and what is the best way, the quickest, most swift way that somebody can get their eyes on. It's an Amazon and any other platform where you can find books, but I would say probably Amazon is the quickest one. The book is called the happiness manual, a guide to your daily self-mastery.
Stats are love. I have a website. We can look up my podcast as well. It's think lever.co and I'm on Instagram as a status.org. Amazing. Thank you as always, it's been a pleasure and I look forward to our next conversation. Likewise. All right. Thank you so much for having me thank you so much. And listeners, I will put all of those contact details in the show notes as I always do. Um, thank you so much for listening and 📍 until next time I am your host, Sarah I'll maybe