I AM...Two of the most powerful words in the Universe. For what you put after them shapes your reality - Unknown. What words do you put after 'I AM'? Generous? Affluent? Courageous? Compassionate? Free? All of these are powerful, high mantras.
And what of the mantra 'I AM'? When all other words fall away, and you are left with pure existence. I AM. Pure conscious awareness, through which anything and everything is possible. Each breath is a miracle. You are a miracle.
We named our company MAI to reflect 'I AM' back to you. Our I AM Malas feature garnet for passion & pyrite for vitality. I AM - the beginning and the end, the root and the culmination of the journey. I AM. Namaste.
..........would you believe it if I told you, that before I started @diecutstickersdotcom in April of 2002 at the juvenile age of 22, I actually went to jail for defacing San Diego City property in Sept. of 2001, through the application of a sticker?
You should, as the truth has been proven to be undefeated & my past, we’ll, it is my greatest teacher & inspirer.
Like they say; the past is where you learn the lesson & the future is where you apply the knowledge garnered from it.
So, it turns out that this unlawful act that I willingly engaged in on that warm, late-summer Southern California evening, was in-fact a very foretelling moment in my life. (7) months later, it was to be revealed to the world, that I was embarking on a journey of creating a Company that would be manufacturing the very instruments that put my young, naive *ss in Jail for 12 hours.
I was h*ll-bent, unabashedly determined & wholly convinced that I was going to be able to create a Company that would operate & conduct itself in a manner & to a standard that was rarely, if ever, seen before in the Sticker & Sign Industry.
I was setting in motion a vehicle who’s byproduct of its proud, daily efforts, would allow other Entrepreneurs to exploit their Company’s messages & grow their Brand’s reach, from the deployment & usage of our world-class products.
Who would have thought, that walking out of the 4th & Broadway event venue on September 6th, 2001, after we had moshed, cheered & recited songs belted out by one of my all time favorite bands, @socialdistortion, that it would change my entire trajectory & the course of my life’s pathway.
Coming full circle to date & with only (1) week left until I, alongside my f*cking incredibly talented Team of doers & makers down here at DCS get to celebrate our 16th year of business, I get the esteemed honor and privilege of actually milling out thousands of stickers for the band that in the beginning, started it all for me & my Company.
Charleston hosted their Grand Opening celebration last night for our new office at 80 Calhoun St! Great fellowship with our clients and team over oysters, hot dogs, chili, and drinks! #pineapplebank#enjoythejourney
It’s Never Too Late to Be Who God created YOU to be, regardless of what seems to be hindering you or in your way! Keep Pressing, Keep Pushing and let nothing stop YOU! #ReadySetGo#ItHadToHappen#EnjoyTheJourney
Done is better than perfect ✨
So many of us — I am totally raising my hand — chase perfection. Not for some vanity reason but because we care, we want to make it — whatever IT is — as great as possible. And in the process, we cause ourselves a lot of suffering because perfection isn’t actually something we can ever catch — there is always a way to make something better.
Done is better than perfect because done is a step forward. Done is a new starting point. Having something be done feels like progress and feeling like you’ve made progress is literally fuel to keep going✨
Yesterday we slowly, quietly launched the brand new 21-Day Happier Challenge digital course (link in profile to details how you can get it as a totally free bonus when you pre-order my book.)
It was 6 months in the making, with so much hard work and equal share sweat and tears✨
We delayed the launch week after week to polish some stuff, change some videos, correct issues we saw. And I felt so awful about delaying it after promising the hundreds of amazing souls who have already pre-ordered my book that it would be live ✨
So yesterday was the day. I set a deadline and we worked non-stop leading into it to make it work. BUT not everything was done. IT WASN’T PERFECT 😳
Usually I wouldn’t allow myself or the team to release anything that I don’t feel was “perfect” (what does that mean anyway?) But this time, I said let’s go! And we launched the course — great but not perfect, with some little bugs we are now fixing.
And you know what?! That was the right call. We got it done! That felt so good for the team, like a pause to exhale, celebrate, and feel encourage to now get back to work and keep cranking. It wasn’t the end, it wasn’t like we walked away saying well, done is done.
Done is better than perfect. Done is a new beginning you can start from. With new energy and joy. And joy is such great fuel!
I would LOVE for you to jump into the 21-Day Happier Challenge - click link in profile @natalykogan and join us! 💖#happiernow#gratitude