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Do you ever feel down and worry you’re going to be stuck there? Don’t worry, that’s a common feeling and one you should let go of. Everyone’s life is full of peaks and valleys. Just know that you’ve felt happiness before, and that you’ll feel it again. Trust in your journey, and let your happiness come from the path you are on. I know it’s easy to say but taking action or even truly understanding why you aren’t happy can be difficult.

There are typically two ways we feel down and stuck. The first is that we adapt a sense of security that holds us back. Maybe we have a steady job that pays well, but we aren’t truly  content there. Change is a scary thing, but if you want to be happy you have to learn to be a little more adventurous and make a leap into the world. Don’t let feeling secure be the reason you’re unhappy. Security is nice, but it’s not worth holding yourself back.

The second reason people can feel miserable is because they are trying to force an outcome. Sometimes what we think needs to happen, really doesn’t. We often times work so hard to put something together, and put in more effort than we know we should, only to watch it all fall apart. Sometimes you just need to walk away and find a different path to the goals you set your eyes on.

On this episode of Creative warriors we are joined by Dr. Anna Akbari, who really understands the mind of a creative. She explains in detail how people hold themselves back, and what society expects of us in order to really be successful. She emphasizes that we need to be authentic, we are being judged constantly, and at the same time we really have to change ourselves to appease the masses.

Download this episode to find out more about what it will take for you to be on the path to success and happiness.


“Permit yourself to not go down a single track.” -Anna Akbari

Highlights –

  • Make time for play and enrichment.
  • You shouldn’t feel like you need to be someone different in business.
  • We create our own authenticity.
  • It’s not possible to always be happy, there will always be valleys in your emotions.
  • Concentrate your contentment on your journey.
  • Trust that you’ve seen happiness before and it will come again.
  • You have to be open to failure.
  • When you go on autopilot, it will catch up with you in the future.
  • Change is terrifying, but has to happen if you want to achieve your goals.
  • You can’t settle.
  • You don’t need to have a perfect professional life to be worthy of a personal relationship.
  • Create your own mantra.

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Resources –

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
  • Music by Jawn

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