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Are you ready to be more courageous, more creative, and more compassionate? 

How to learn a language.

You can become conversational in six months in most languages. 

 

  1. Take action. Focus your learning around verbs. Don’t get stuck in the present, instead, learn all tenses and practice the phrasing with a timeline of past, present, and future. 

  • Learn the verb in simple present (to drink)

  • Add the subject or the pronoun (My father, her son, the dog) or (I, you, he, she, we, they).

  • Add the conjugated verb ( drink, drinks, drank)

  • Add vocabulary words (a glass of water, a bottle of juice)

  • Add the adjective to describe when, according to the tense of the verb (yesterday, today, tomorrow, last year).

  • Add the conjunction (because, until, even though)

  • Finish the sentence (because I was thirsty, until I wasn’t thirsty anymore, even though I wanted milk.) 

 

2. Ask the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to build vocabulary and understanding. 

 

  • Who did you drink water with?

  • What did you drink water from?

  • Where did you drink water?

  • Why did you drink water?

  • How did you drink water?

 

3. Follow a guide.

 

Using the verb method and question method to build vocabulary, learn with a guide who can help you with your pronunciation and understanding. 

 

Practice intensive listening to find meaning in your guide’s end of the conversation. When you move from working with your guide to an organic conversation, you will already have the experience of the most valuable end of any conversation - listening. What’s more, be more likely to take a compassionate viewpoint to someone else’s life experience as a part of another culture.

 

4. Immerse yourself in a community of speakers of your target language. Become a witness, in film, poetry, books, and music.

 

5. What purpose does this language play in your greater life vision? How will this language assist you in expanding your understanding, community, compassion, and wisdom of the experience of being human?

 

How to solve a problem.

1. Identify the problem in the simplest terms. Why is this problem a problem?

2. Write the problem down. Once the problem is on paper, it no longer has as much weight as it would if it only existed in your mind. It is now tangible.

3. Take responsibility. What part do you take in the development of this problem? Take the high road, to pursue truth rather than instant gratification. Is this problem a consequence of your actions or someone else’s? How can you improve your actions in the future, or choose to relate to more mature people to prevent problems like this from arising in the future?

4. Consider your options. State them out loud to a trustworthy, responsible, and compassionate friend, or write them down. Ask, what option is the most authentic, most practical, and the one that takes you closer to your end goal. Confirm that your end goal has the greater good of everyone involved in mind.

5. Take action. Center yourself, collect your kindness and bravery, and communicate with those involved, with no expectations of how they will act or respond. You are responsible for your own reactions, and no one else’s. Be prepared to accept other’s actions, and identify what core values are driving them to react in that way. Is this someone you will confide in again? 

6. What has this problem taught you about yourself, your values, and how you can trust yourself to evolve. Find strength in your ability to be decisive with strong boundaries in situations that may present you with similar problems.

How to write a song.

1. Creativity is fearless. Approach your song fearlessly, without the distraction of your own judgment or someone else’s. 

2. Find the chords. We start with harmony to build a landscape that the characters can act in and the events that can happen in. 

3. Melody and cadence with placeholder lyrics. Be absolutely free in scatting, muttering, or belting nonsensical words melodically over your harmonic pattern.  Having a melody and placeholder lyrics will allow you to discover the syllables you are looking for in your lyrics. 

4.Tell the story. Here comes the magic. What is the destiny of this song? Is it stateing a conflict, painting the memory of a moment, is a dedicated thank you to a lover or a friend? Record everything you sing, and write everything that comes to mind down in lists of how they relate to one another, knowing they can be organized later. Sing it until it is the truest, the most honest, and real version of the "story" or "dedication" you can compose. 

5. Allow the song to mature and evolve. Some songs are finished in a matter of minutes, and some take years to grow into their vocation. Accept that the vocation of songs is transient, and the strongest songs can be interpreted personally by each member of its audience.

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How to Plan a Vision Board

 Your left hand represents what you can hold in your life. Your right hand represents how you will accomplish it.

  1. Consider the areas of your life, and what you can manage.

  2. Divide your vision board into what you’d like to accomplish in these five areas. 

  • Routines and rituals that lead to inner well-being.

  • Giving and receiving.

  • Relationships with family, friends, and romantic partner.

  • Vocation and financial income.

  • Health and fitness. 

3. Ask yourself the following questions.

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  • Who is involved, who can help me, and who does this help?

  • What area of my life does this fulfill, and what works in leading me towards it? 

  • When can I start working towards this, and when will I know I’ve reached my goal?

  • Where does this begin? 

  • Why do I want this, and why does this create more opportunities in my life?

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How to Make a Vision Board

Use this grid to fill your vision board with images of what you'd like to create in your life. Creation differs in manifestation as it takes hard work and dedication to the steps you need to take to accomplish your dreams.