This post, “How to Use Your Fear to Seize Powerful Opportunities”, is a sequel to “Do You Respect Your Opportunities?“. When an opportunity isn’t just any old opportunity, but is actually your moment, you might not realize it. You might not see the life-changing qualities that this opportunity is offering you. But even when you […]
Category: Life Lessons
Musings about life—for you to speculate.
Do You Respect Your Opportunities?
This post, “Do You Respect Your Opportunities?”, is a prequel to “How to Use Your Fear to Seize Powerful Opportunities“. I’ve watched several people squander amazing opportunities. I’ve watched it happen in personal relationships. I’ve watched fellow business owners do it. I’ve watched myself do it. Most times, it happens out of fear. Fear of […]
Why Your Passion is Going to Break Up With You
I might be developing an addiction to this whole emotional vulnerability thing. It’s freeing. To not limit yourself to the confines of your negative self-talk. To put yourself out there in a way that prevents you from being outed. You can melt your own chains with your honesty. And when you find your truth, and […]
What Happens When I Don’t Let People Support Me
When I’m nervous about something that I have coming up, I often neglect to tell the people close to me. People used to think that it’s because I was secretive—some still do—but that’s not why I do this. Believe it or not, y’all, I actually don’t love keeping my stuff from you. I highly regard […]
“Shoot for the stars and hopefully you’ll land on the moon.” Ever hear that saying? It sounds like it’s full of possibilities. It sounds like even failure is a win. “Aim for the stars! If that doesn’t work, you’ll have made it to the moon. How cool is that?” And if you never truly believed […]
How I Accidentally Started a Business in High School
What you’re about to read is a story of money, scandal, and fried rice. I’m talking locker room deals, tested loyalties, and plenty of schmoozing. This was serious business. It all started during my first full week of high school. I was in gym class with a few of my new friends, when it occurred […]
Be Who You Are, Not What You Do
This is a story all about how…. OK, I’m not gonna drop the whole song. But I could (that earns me a few cool points, right?). OK. Serious. People. Some of you are confused! And your confusion is turning you into a liar. And lying is bad. But you’re not bad. What the hell am […]
Selfie Photo Shoot Like a #Boss
Serve up some face. One day I decided that I wanted to have a few hot pictures of myself for Instagram. I didn’t have an avatar with my face in it and I felt that I needed to jazz things up. So, in true Naya fashion, I put together a selfie photo shoot in my bathroom. […]