Small Things To Help You Win At Life

December 28, 2011

How To Win At Life

We all need a helping hand and a reminder of how to win at life from time to time, here’s my simple, actionable and motivational pep talk to help you hashtag #winning every day 😏

Get yourself a notebook

An A4 sized notebook did for me. Obviously I needed the right size notebook for my big ideas! I am constantly scribbling notes in it. From post ideas for this site, to “about me” quotes by other inspiring women, to business ideas and places I want to explore, to do lists and desire lists and silly drawings. Buying a set of colourful pens or markers is also a great way to liven up your essential notebook.

KEY: Take it everywhere and always have it next to your computer. If you’re like me and your brain is firing at 1000 horsepower, often too fast to keep up with, a notebook is invaluable! I already feel 10x more inspired, productive and capable now that I have a reference point by my side at all times.

Stop reading most women’s magazines

Just don’t. I mean, if you get them for the fashion, then get the most expensive ones, because really, those are the only ones worth looking at if it’s just about the fashion for you. But if you don’t really care about fashion, there is NO reason to read most women’s magazines. They are terrible, terrible, horrible, nasty enemies to womenkind. They are hunters in disguise, wolves in sheep’s clothing. They will make you feel not good enough and poor and average – all the things you never want, or ever need to feel! You DON’T need to know what to wear or how to suck dick 10 different ways to attract and keep a male. You absolutely DON’T.

CosmoPOLLUTION. They pollute your brain with cookie cutter ideals that are unrealistic and unattainable. If you want something like a magazine in your life, read Gala Darling, or Yes and Yes, or any myriad of awesome blogs on the internet that inspire you and encourage you while also showing you cute ways to wear that bow or those socks WITHOUT the biased and false advertising. In fact most of these awesome magazine like blogs online promote products by the people for the people and to me that is a far better use of my money than handing it over to a faceless corporation because of a greedy lie they told.

Live Audaciously!

Audacity:- The willingness to take bold risks.  You are not a timid mouse who wishes they could have things differently but never does anything to get what they want.  You don’t let people talk to you however they want or demand of you things without consideration for your opinion or desire on the matter.  You never deny yourself whatever pleasures you want, whenever you want them.  You always give yourself whatever it is you need and surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.  You are WOMAN, lemme hear you ROAR.

Seriously, most of us ladies have no idea just how magnificent and worthy we are!  It is now your time to make your place in this world.  You are the baker, the cook and the creator of your divine life.  You ARE the Creative Director of YOUR LIFE.  

Go and get some business cards printed that read YOUR NAME: CEO of My Exemplary Life.  Contact Details: Relaxing in the bathtub.  I mean really, if you’re not designing your life, which actually, you ARE ALLOWED TO DO, then who is?  And why isn’t it you?  It should be YOU!  The world NEEDS you at your fullest, most joyful and empowered self, you KNOW you have it in you so now allow yourself the pleasure of the gift that is you! Oh! The audacity!

I’d love to know the little life hacks you’ve found that help you feel like you’re winning at life – let us know in the comments below!

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  • Ieasha Crabbe December 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    This was fucking awesome!

    • The Dame December 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      hehe! thanks! Im glad you enjoyed it! I smashed it out at 4am this morning because I drank coffee too late in the day!

  • M December 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Making gratitude lists always seems to help me win at life and pick me up out of the most sour of moods. Appreciating what is in front of you is so essential to living in the now and finding joy in life. If you’re constantly searching for something “more”, for the next best thing, you’re NEVER going to be happy. With this attitude, by the time you become, say, that CEO you’ve always wanted to be, you’ll already be looking for something better and won’t appreciate your achievement. I also believe that gratitude helps the universe work in peace and gracefully and find my life full of abundance when I simply appreciate what’s around me. It’s kind of like cheating the universe;)
    Also taking a walk with a beautiful playlist or gorgeous album that encapsulates the mood you want to feel always seems to help me win at life. If I want to feel like a dominatrix ass-kicking machine, The Black Keys really does it for me. If I want to feel like a serene Buddhist monk, Bon Iver’s newest album works like a charm. The combination of inspiring music plus the endorphins that are released while walking proves to be an effective combination indeed.

    • The Dame December 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Ooh! How could I forget gratitude lists!? Maybe because its second nature to me now to constantly be making gratitude lists…

      I have to agree, the Black Keys is a great way to start the day if you need to be fired up!