10th March 2018: Sick shaming

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Dear Diary,

I started coughing a couple days after I got back from the U.S., and over a week later I’m still going, but that’s not even the worst of it part for me.

The moment I sounded sick, the naysayers felt vindicated, and didn’t hesitate to add their “I told you so’s” and warnings that it would only get worse.

Here’s the thing… PEOPLE GET SICK… especially when they travel from New Zealand to the West Coast of the U.S. and back within a week and a half. Long travel is stressful on the body, especially when there is turbulence the whole trip, making it very hard to sleep.

I hardly ever get sick working 80 hour weeks, but as soon as I take time off to go overseas… BAM, virus. I was already sick when I went back to work…

I call this ridiculousness sick shaming. You get sick, then people want to point the finger at you and say you brought it on yourself. It makes them feel better about their decision not to chase their own dreams.

Even if I did think that this cough was from working too much (which I don’t), I’d say it’s a small price to pay to start living my dreams by the end of this year rather than in 10 years time (or ever if you want to play it by the naysayers rulebook). It was worth every penny and cough to go to Las Vegas, network with a bunch of equally motivated people, and learn from those who have achieved the things I want.

Stay crazy,

 

Laveena

 

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26th Feb 2018: Back to Reality

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Dear Diary,

I have achieved exactly what I came here to do. This sounds like I actually had a plan (I didn’t), I came here to GET ONE.

I’m going home lighter, stronger, more confident, and freer from my own mental blocks and inhibitions.

I’ve made dozens of amazing, talented, and hungry friends which has completely changed the vibe of my social media feeds, and the vibes I am constantly receiving.

I am 100% sure that some back home will have something to say about my restored fire, mindset and drive. That people will tell me that what I want and how I do it is not realistic. I also know that this is because they don’t think it would be realistic for them, it’s not actually about what I am capable of.

How would they know what I am capable of? I barely know myself! I feel like I am only just starting to scratch the surface on the lid I had put on my own potential.

We can all be surprised together when I actually achieve it… and then surpass it.

Because I’m all in on this crazy life, I have decided it, and like Tim Grover says “there is no try, just decide and then do it”.

All aboooooard the crazy train!

 

Laveena