Tag Archives: beyondsuccess

Working On My Poetry Book: Baker Style

9 Nov

Bear Bread

“The imagination imitates. It is the crtical spirit that creates”

-Oscar Wilde

Hello all.

I am Currenlty working on a poetry book! Wow. Exciting projects manifests so quickly and fast at the bakery 🙂 I’m really excited about this poetry book, because it ties into a lot of my personal journey and experiences for an inspired beyond successful life in rhyme. It’s like my first book, this blog, and my poetry book are all interconnected, and it’s just been such a enriching experience. The process of creating these inspiring poems has allowed me to be one with the present moment, and I am grateful for the process itself. The Baker’s recipe for a beyond successful life will be presented in this poetry book.

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The title for my poetry book will be called: Beyond Success Poetry: Inspired Rhymes for Inspired Times. The joy of making the poetry and creatively expressing myself is already beyond successful… Stay tuned!!!

Gratitude and Blessings to you in Abundance!

+Baker

Baker Interviewed On Blogtalkradio-You Create Your Own reality!

2 Nov

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Hello all.
I had a fun and exciting time being interviewed here on Kevin Morrow’s Blogtalkradio Show! It was a great feeling being able to express a lot of the amazing ideas that I write about here on my blogs and tools I use for a Beyond Successful life.

Enjoy!

You Create Your Own Reality-Blogtalk Radio: Baker Interviewed by Kevin Morrow 10-29-09

+Baker

You Don't "Have To" Do Anything.

18 Oct

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Hello all.
You technically don’t “have to” do anything. We are bred as children to be forced into doing stuff we don’t like to do. This makes for very confused adulthood, as we begin to try to do things that made other people happy. The truth is the only thing you should be doing, is what you feel your life’s purpose is. You should always be following your highest excitment.
 
Your life’s purpose I can tell you right now is bigger than you. You will never feel like its accomplished, because the size of it. Your life’s purpose is what gets you excited each morning to get up really early to start working on it. However, in the beginning, all you really have to do is listen. Many people are waking up to this wonderful phenomenon. If you don’t know exactly what to do, don’t do anything, sit in silence. Don’t move if you don’t feel like it. We entering an age where freewill is becoming mainstream and easily understood. You control your destiny. You don’t necessarily have to do everything, just pick the few things that resonate deep within you and follow the unfolding of it all. Finding your life’s purpose takes time, and patience. The more you are aware and awakening to the natural flow of life, the more patience you will expect from yourself, and you will begin to realize there are times when you simply don’t have to do anything.
 
I am not a motivational blogger, I am a realistic blogger. I know that from my experience there were so many times that I was just like, “I don’t have to do anything, it will just come” And guess what. I was right. It just comes, don’t do anything if you don’t feel compelled to move yet. It is all about your timing. It’s not about anybody else’s time clock. You will read many books on self help, and personal development requiring you and pushing you to take action on your goals. But what if your not even in the place of goal setting yet? What if you haven’t found your purpose in life?
 
I am not like most personal development gurus out there, I know you don’t have it all figured out yet, and that is perfectly fine. We live in a “feeling” universe, you must go with the naturally flow of things. As you become more self aware, you will begin to feel the natural flow of things is actually you being yourself in the moment. Just don’t pretend that you have all these amazing plans for the future, when you aren’t even honestly clear of what your true purpose in life is. Just don’t fall into the habit of laziness. There’s a difference between consious nothingness and just flat out being lazy. But I know that if you are reading this type of blog, you understand the clear difference.
 
It’s fine not to do anything. Doing nothing, eventually allows you to do something good for you and others, if done consciously.

+Baker

You Don’t “Have To” Do Anything.

18 Oct

art1

 
Hello all.
You technically don’t “have to” do anything. We are bred as children to be forced into doing stuff we don’t like to do. This makes for very confused adulthood, as we begin to try to do things that made other people happy. The truth is the only thing you should be doing, is what you feel your life’s purpose is. You should always be following your highest excitment.
 
Your life’s purpose I can tell you right now is bigger than you. You will never feel like its accomplished, because the size of it. Your life’s purpose is what gets you excited each morning to get up really early to start working on it. However, in the beginning, all you really have to do is listen. Many people are waking up to this wonderful phenomenon. If you don’t know exactly what to do, don’t do anything, sit in silence. Don’t move if you don’t feel like it. We entering an age where freewill is becoming mainstream and easily understood. You control your destiny. You don’t necessarily have to do everything, just pick the few things that resonate deep within you and follow the unfolding of it all. Finding your life’s purpose takes time, and patience. The more you are aware and awakening to the natural flow of life, the more patience you will expect from yourself, and you will begin to realize there are times when you simply don’t have to do anything.
 
I am not a motivational blogger, I am a realistic blogger. I know that from my experience there were so many times that I was just like, “I don’t have to do anything, it will just come” And guess what. I was right. It just comes, don’t do anything if you don’t feel compelled to move yet. It is all about your timing. It’s not about anybody else’s time clock. You will read many books on self help, and personal development requiring you and pushing you to take action on your goals. But what if your not even in the place of goal setting yet? What if you haven’t found your purpose in life?
 
I am not like most personal development gurus out there, I know you don’t have it all figured out yet, and that is perfectly fine. We live in a “feeling” universe, you must go with the naturally flow of things. As you become more self aware, you will begin to feel the natural flow of things is actually you being yourself in the moment. Just don’t pretend that you have all these amazing plans for the future, when you aren’t even honestly clear of what your true purpose in life is. Just don’t fall into the habit of laziness. There’s a difference between consious nothingness and just flat out being lazy. But I know that if you are reading this type of blog, you understand the clear difference.
 
It’s fine not to do anything. Doing nothing, eventually allows you to do something good for you and others, if done consciously.

+Baker

Don’t Use A Yardstick To Measure Up

4 Aug

silver coin

Hello all.

NOT TRYING TO MEASURE UP

The real secret to my personal life of beyond success, was the moment that I began stop using a yardstick to measure up to other people. I refuse to measure my accomplishments and failures with that of others. This is because I understand that the yardstick is actually a form of the ego. Like I’ve stated in my previous posts, the ego is desperate for survival. It needs to cling onto some fixed idea in order for it to survive. The idea of trying to have accomplished a particular thing at a certain time or age, is all ego.

I believe that the way the school system is structured actually strengthens the ego. For example, the idea of finishing college in 4 years, following orders from your teacher to get good grades, is a mental and social conditioning that enables people to start using the yardstick to measure up to others. The social constructed individual takes this into the workplace, and the ego chooses to hang out with people that identity with similar conditioning. So using a mental yardstick to measure up is actually something people, through social conditioning start to live up to. They begin comparing themselves, because there is a certain “time” things need to get done.

I don’t know about you, but the idea of having to always trust this yardstick doesn’t feel natural.
This has nothing to do with being either an ambitious or lazy individual. It’s about being in your natural flow at the time you are meant to be. I write a lot also about being in the present moment in my previous posts. This all ties into not using a yardstick, because when you are fully present in what you are doing, the thoughts of “measuring up” to others, slowly diminishes and ceases to exist. That’s why I believe the yardstick is a form of the ego, because it takes you out of the present moment, and instead of doing what needs to be done, you look outward for suggestions, when the real answers are within you to begin with.


“When You Try hard, You Die hard”
-Kanye West

The great thing about the way life works is that everything comes when it’s supposed to come. Nothing in nature is ever forced. If you look at the way the trees grow overtime, they actually just grow naturally. They don’t try hard to grow, they don’t compare their size to other trees. 🙂 One tree doesn’t try to grow taller than the other tree, it just grows at the level that is natural for the tree, neither does one tree try to shrink to make the tree next to it look bigger.

AN EXAMPLE FROM NATURE
The tree will lose leaves, and grow new ones. It’s just being. That’s what I feel more people should consider. Just being. Your personal growth may come really quickly or may come at a slower pace. You may have a run of tremendous accomplishment, and a time for a few disappointments. Begin now to be okay with the pace of whatever is best for you in your own life. Let it flow. Everything happens at it’s own pace and it’s own time.
Put your faith in yourself and you and express gratitude for the small victories along the way. Allow good things to come and don’t rely on the yardstick of other people, to determine where you should be, or what you should have. You are actually at a better place, than you realize at this moment.


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
-Steve Jobs

A PERSONAL EXAMPLE-THE SUCCESS OF THIS BLOG
An example in my own life is that when I began to see a lot of success with this blog. To be honest, I couldn’t really keep up with the success of this blog at the time. When I started seeing 80+ visitors to my blog I got a little scared. From going to 0 views a day for 6 straight months, to my readership growing to 80+ was a stretch for me at the time. This fear has taught me to except what is and let it be. I have to be willing to accept the fact that I’m moving to higher levels with my writing. I’m learning how to accept the victories I’ve been blessed with along the way. I have to stay with this flow, because this is where I’m at.

One year ago, I couldn’t say that was the case at all. Two years ago I operated at a much slower pace of success. Two years ago things seemed to move slower and things felt muddy. So acknowledging that I’m in a higher place for me creatively is key. It’s not about whether others say it’s a success or not, but really what I honestly know from what I know for myself. Begin now to trust your flow, your own pace. This is a more reliable way for you to go about life.

Don’t use a yardstick to measure up, it’s not reliable.

+Baker

Don't Use A Yardstick To Measure Up

4 Aug

silver coin

Hello all.

NOT TRYING TO MEASURE UP

The real secret to my personal life of beyond success, was the moment that I began stop using a yardstick to measure up to other people. I refuse to measure my accomplishments and failures with that of others. This is because I understand that the yardstick is actually a form of the ego. Like I’ve stated in my previous posts, the ego is desperate for survival. It needs to cling onto some fixed idea in order for it to survive. The idea of trying to have accomplished a particular thing at a certain time or age, is all ego.

I believe that the way the school system is structured actually strengthens the ego. For example, the idea of finishing college in 4 years, following orders from your teacher to get good grades, is a mental and social conditioning that enables people to start using the yardstick to measure up to others. The social constructed individual takes this into the workplace, and the ego chooses to hang out with people that identity with similar conditioning. So using a mental yardstick to measure up is actually something people, through social conditioning start to live up to. They begin comparing themselves, because there is a certain “time” things need to get done.

I don’t know about you, but the idea of having to always trust this yardstick doesn’t feel natural.
This has nothing to do with being either an ambitious or lazy individual. It’s about being in your natural flow at the time you are meant to be. I write a lot also about being in the present moment in my previous posts. This all ties into not using a yardstick, because when you are fully present in what you are doing, the thoughts of “measuring up” to others, slowly diminishes and ceases to exist. That’s why I believe the yardstick is a form of the ego, because it takes you out of the present moment, and instead of doing what needs to be done, you look outward for suggestions, when the real answers are within you to begin with.


“When You Try hard, You Die hard”
-Kanye West

The great thing about the way life works is that everything comes when it’s supposed to come. Nothing in nature is ever forced. If you look at the way the trees grow overtime, they actually just grow naturally. They don’t try hard to grow, they don’t compare their size to other trees. 🙂 One tree doesn’t try to grow taller than the other tree, it just grows at the level that is natural for the tree, neither does one tree try to shrink to make the tree next to it look bigger.

AN EXAMPLE FROM NATURE
The tree will lose leaves, and grow new ones. It’s just being. That’s what I feel more people should consider. Just being. Your personal growth may come really quickly or may come at a slower pace. You may have a run of tremendous accomplishment, and a time for a few disappointments. Begin now to be okay with the pace of whatever is best for you in your own life. Let it flow. Everything happens at it’s own pace and it’s own time.
Put your faith in yourself and you and express gratitude for the small victories along the way. Allow good things to come and don’t rely on the yardstick of other people, to determine where you should be, or what you should have. You are actually at a better place, than you realize at this moment.


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
-Steve Jobs

A PERSONAL EXAMPLE-THE SUCCESS OF THIS BLOG
An example in my own life is that when I began to see a lot of success with this blog. To be honest, I couldn’t really keep up with the success of this blog at the time. When I started seeing 80+ visitors to my blog I got a little scared. From going to 0 views a day for 6 straight months, to my readership growing to 80+ was a stretch for me at the time. This fear has taught me to except what is and let it be. I have to be willing to accept the fact that I’m moving to higher levels with my writing. I’m learning how to accept the victories I’ve been blessed with along the way. I have to stay with this flow, because this is where I’m at.

One year ago, I couldn’t say that was the case at all. Two years ago I operated at a much slower pace of success. Two years ago things seemed to move slower and things felt muddy. So acknowledging that I’m in a higher place for me creatively is key. It’s not about whether others say it’s a success or not, but really what I honestly know from what I know for myself. Begin now to trust your flow, your own pace. This is a more reliable way for you to go about life.

Don’t use a yardstick to measure up, it’s not reliable.

+Baker

How To Dream Big, When Everyone Around You Doesn’t

22 Jul

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Hello all.


WE NEED BIG DREAMERS TODAY

Dreaming big is something we all need more of in this society. Big dreamers that take action on their dreams are the people in this society that make things happen. If you are a big dreamer, I ask you to take a moment of silence and sincerely congratulate yourself. There aren’t too many out there, but if you are a big dreamer, I send my most sincere and honest honor. The reason I send you my most sincere and honest honor, is because most big dreamers especially at the very beginning, are generally surrounded by people that don’t really believe in them much. Look back in history and most of all high achievers somewhere in their early careers were met with many naysayers. Only to eventually turn those naysayers into believers. It’s not a great feeling having visions and big goals and everyone around you thinking you are “crazy.” Yet, this is how it usually all begins. The truth is that it takes a lot of courage to dream big and follow through. Part of the reason is also because the bigger the dream, the more critics you may attract…

However, the people that don’t believe in your dreams are actually just mirrors of your own self doubt. So there is a special reason that is there. Take time to thank and be grateful for people that challenge your dreams, as they are really there to make you better.
Express your gratitude, be thankful and push forward. You are capable of realizing your big dreams, with enough enthusiasm, time, and energy. You are capable of it, because I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and those big dreams come to you for a special purpose. I know that the special purpose and reason is for you to follow them. Everything that we admire and look at with awe all started out with someone who had a big dream. Be that person for others. I ask that when you are faced with the opportunity to follow your dream or follow the crowd, follow your dream.

This day and age we are seeing more people take chances, because they are beginning to see the bigger picture. The bigger picture is allowing people to really get clear on their goals and finding out what really matters to them at this point in their lives. As they become clear on what really matters in their life, they begin to take the small action steps necessary to follow their big dreams.

“You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
* George Bernard Shaw


THE REASON BEHIND A BIG DREAM

I think that many people place too much importance on trying to reach for a dream for the sake of trying to prove something. I don’t think that trying to prove something should be the real reason to chase a dream. Chase a dream, because it’s exciting for you, and because it can make a positive difference in people’s lives. In my world, chasing a dream is about an inner sense of fulfillment and knowing that you gave the best of what you were capable to give at the time. It really has nothing to do with proving something, because the act of trying to prove something is ego based, and only brings about temporary highs.

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.”
Roethke, Theodore

NOT TRYING TO PROVE ANYTHING
The idea of not trying to prove anything, and being true to yourself and achieving your big dreams and your own sense of inner fulfillment is actually the foundation of my book. I also speak a lot about the difference of the U.S mainstream version of success, and what I call Beyond Success on my book:
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I feel my book can really inspire you into a lifestyle that goes beyond what a lot of Americans are chasing, and give you a real sense of inspiration and empowerment in your daily life. My book is a straight to the point, short read, that acts as a wonderful guide for you to experience positive changes in your life in this changing world.
Be bold.


“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”
Fosdick, Harry Emerson

With Gratitude,
+ Baker