Warrior Animal Totems

I know I’ve referenced books before but THIS one you’re gonna want to hear about Warrior fans! Even if you are not into this title of sorts like me, the main connection of that word warrior is. Let me share this little adventure of mine…

I have bought many books these past few years but really wanted to explore this one local spot where I’ve donated before. Maybe you are familiar with places that have everything from books to movies, CD’s, audio tapes, magazines, comics, and all in betweens. You can donate items as well and get paid. It’s like a giant library only with money involved. Of course, I head-butted my way into the spiritual section.

So many choices, where to begin? This book of Animal Totems caught my interest as I’ve blogged about them on my website:www.spiritandbelief.com BTW– my spirit animal is a HAWK! I found this out by doing an exercise from the book. That story was just written (: Oh, lookie at that connection.

Hawk+Animal= The Road Warriors. ( of wrestling fame and mentioned in my book)

Karmic yet again… I just put that together! I love nature and animal connections, can ya tell? It seems like everything I find, read, pick up, listen to, or just about whatever interests me has a Warrior reference without prior knowing. For real. No joke. This book included. So, fans what animals do you think would be attributed to a warrior? Hmm… Let me help you? An eagle? A wolf? A bear or buffalo perhaps? How about an elephant? Possibly but not in this book.

You wanna hear the author’s warrior totems? The bell has rung and the winners are: dog, (dingo) ~that would’ve been a great guess, badger, and the funniest of all– WEASEL! Yep, you heard me. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan of WWE fame – aka “The Weasel” immediately got me laughing. 🀣

The Ultimate Warrior and “The Weasel” had many encounters together as Bobby managed a few of those bad guys often brawling against Warrior. Here’s some quotes: “In the Celtic tradition, the weasel is associated with the Warrior, because while graceful and agile, it is a fierce little animal that has an extraordinary amount of energy.” Look at those similarities! Of course this is the animal and not Bobby but STILL! Some of those words apply to both.

Let’s look at the dog reference. Many may know of a dog’s loyalty so that WE are as true fans! It was a “great honor” to compare a dog to a warrior. Also it connects to truth, family, and being yourself. Some hunting dogs or breeds are even more free-spirited and Warrior mentioned his dogs bringing him ya know– “gifts.” Free- spirited on both sides. In his 2007 podcast, Warrior discusses the two dogs and their gifts! Also, he shares the story of how the Dingo Warrior name came to be on the Ultimate Collection DVD.

The last one is badger. This is where I actually found part of my title of last week’s post since badger is the “peaceful warrior.” It is also quietly strong and brave while building a life for itself. The “secret, sacred energies of the land” represents badger as Warrior himself also revered the land out west he came to love. They hold their own when faced with obstacles and have strength in body, mind, and spirit. They love to have time alone to be in nature. How do I find all these references? My destiny always revealing itself in many ways. Three animals, a three count for the win once again!

Most recently, I came across a few other similarities that caught my attention. Another book I bought on self-empowerment mentions the author’s friend being named Dana and on the opposite page , she was a member of Gold’s Gym. The author, not Dana. Always believe..,

Another was a newspaper mailing we receive and upon opening it the words “Dr. Warrior” in bold appeared right at the top of this article. It was about an actual doctor making huge progress in his field. Always believe…

The last was during a football game a few weeks ago on T.V. Our OSU buckeyes were playing and the announcers promoted Smackdown which is premiering on FOX very soon! One guy mentioned the generation of The Iron Sheik while the younger one mentioned Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior! I left the room giggling to myself… Always believe… Look at that- another three count (:

Who knows if I’ll get more Warrior references but the Universe, those Gods in parts unknown, and Warrior himself all know there are no coincidences. Just synchronicities. May you too always believe! πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻

P. S. I found out from my brother the younger announcer of OSU games is none other than Road Warrior Animal’s son James who is a former player!

P.P.S. I did buy another book in the store on crystals. Bloodstone is the warrior stone which I’ve mentioned before…

~~~”Simply Totem Animals”

~~~Celia M. Gunn 2010.

Peaceful Warrior Perspective πŸ™πŸ»πŸ§‘

Have any of you seen this video when The Ultimate Warrior appeared on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” back in August 1990? I’ll link the clip at the end but it’s a perfect example of today’s topic. I remember watching this interview back then and thinking : “Who’s THIS guy?” I had never seen him like that before. Ever. If you’ve also watched “The Arsenio Hall Show” episode a few months prior to “Live,” you’ll see two very different Warrior perspectives.

Several years back when I began this blog, I included a definition of what the word warrior means. The word peaceful is not included at all but I believe it connects. We all evolve and even Warrior himself did. He made peace in his professional relationship with the WWE, Vince McMahon, and some others at his HOF induction of WMXXX. He made peace with the fact that the Ultimate Warrior character was strong and tough yet soft and gentle.

Regis Philbin compared his character as being “a link to the Indian ancestors” while Kathie Lee chimes in “like a Spirit.” Native Tribes fought like warriors and also strived for peace within the spirit. The character depicted two very unique sides on both of those shows and yet still very much him. Think about it though. Morning T.V. vs, Nighttime T.V. A different audience with different perspectives for sure. The “Live” interview to me anyway was truly him without acting. Naysayers get slammed!

We may never fully abandon our core beliefs and shouldn’t but over time, a new shift begins. The battle can turn to acceptance and eventually peace if we allow it. Sometimes, we need to either step back or completely leave a current situation in order to view a new perspective. Warrior did. I have and I hope you have at some point also. He always advocated for anyone to step outside their comfort zone and embrace variety. I totally agree but then again, there are legit reasons why people stay put. It does become their life. Many wrestlers stick around after their career and I know this frustrated Warrior. He finally admitted on the Ultimate Collection DVD why they love it so much to stay.

Years go by and we all age, mature, and learn new things. When we are in a career, relationship, or anything that involves longevity, it can become robotic. We just go thru the motions but still remain true to ourselves. Sure, we can compromise but sometimes never fully understand another’s point of view. It is a challenge admitting mistakes but we need to stay open to all sides of the story.

Retirement may bring that sense of peace to some or maybe just taking a long break. We are all warriors battling on with whatever comes our way in life and am sure you can relate. To get to that peaceful state of being takes time, patience, and effort. It’s there but we need to do the work too. My life has evolved so much especially these last few years. I try so hard to have more understanding of another’s circumstance instead of judging or criticizing right away.

Warrior had A LOT to always say on many topics. Some controversial, some not. Being a father changed his perspectives somewhat over time. I have seen plenty of peaceful interviews with him and yet the dramatic, frenetic ones get more recognition. We all have both sides and should defend our passions while agreeing to listen as well. Every human being needs to work on this everyday including famous ones.

Warrior’s life became more private as years went by and he needed that. He could slip into character whenever he wanted and still had that intense personality. He did have peaceful perspectives despite critics. As fans, we thrived on that Ultimate Warrior character but I always liked seeing the other side. I kinda know this now with him in spirit..πŸ˜‰

It’s great to get drama and excitement but at the end of the day, the peaceful heart matters. I’m not getting all mushy here but think about this for a moment. 🧐We may disagree but again like I’ve said many times before, respect counts. Find that peace inside of you warriors. You can still fight those battles but believe in the Ultimate spirit of a new perspective.

https://youtu.be/JpoaC_XHVSY

~~ uploaded by Warrior Central, 4/23/09. “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.” Aug. 1990. (this was right before SummerSlam ’90 with Rick Rude!) |~anyone notice how both U.W. and K.L. are wearing orange?? 🀣

~~~P.S. My bday is tomorrow so guess what my plans are? If you’ve read that post a month ago, you’ll know! Watching the last match on WMVI of course!!

www.spiritandbelief.com~~ the other spiritual blog you can also find if interested along with info on my book! πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ“—

~Oh, one more, I promise this is it! “The Arsenio Hall Show” episode was aired right before WMVI!

Even Warriors Need Help

Do any of you warriors ask for help when needed? I guess it really depends on your situation but if you’re anything like me, it’s a challenge. Sometimes even an ultimate one. Warrior was also like that as he too didn’t want help in many areas of his life. That photo above is part of his WCW run but he references ideas in the Ultimate Collection DVD. He had some possible storylines involving his character then but actually admits: “I couldn’t do it all by myself.” Most might’ve thought he never bothered listening or working well with others but there were occasions when that wasn’t true.

In his professional days after wrestling, he even made a YouTube video asking anyone for help with his website and content design. He asked for resumes online! I was so surprised by that but very grateful to know Steve Wilton came aboard. We are all stubborn but that’s o.k. I usually exhaust all my resources before agreeing to any help. Asking for help is sometimes looked upon as a weakness when it truly isn’t.

When it comes to my website, I try as much as I can before contacting the publisher. It is my independent nature and once something gets accomplished, confidence matters. ***My kids are rarely sick but I’m not one of those mothers that calls the doctor over every little thing. If you do, that’s fine. After all, we hate to see them sick for long. I try my best first and she’s even complimented me on that. Guess sometimes I can rock this mom thing!

I remember when my daughter was learning to ride her bike. I bet some of you that are parents can relate if your kids are past that stage. She only wanted Daddy (of course) and then decided no more help was needed. Oh boy, was that ever a scene! I had a book I was reading at the time so found a spot while trying to distract myself from her antics. We have a really long driveway so she had plenty of room but no sidewalks nearby. She kicked that bike and yelled and screamed. I really thought she was going to pick it up and throw it! Well, she calmed down and did learn to ride after much trying without any more help.

She is quite the Gemini warrior girl still but her Mama is the Virgo warrior. We are very similar in that regard. My son was so much the opposite but now with age, independence kicks in. As parents, we still want to help but they do need to find their own way. We are quick to swoop in when they are little but then there’s that time to back off some. Becoming an independent adult is tricky but necessary for growth.

Us adults need help with some areas of our lives despite kids thinking we don’t. They also probably think learning stops when school eventually does. Nope, not that either. We should be life-long learners and ask for help along this journey. I know for me spiritually, at first never did I ask for help. Never. I didn’t think that was feasibly possible. Sure, we might be very vague with our questions but I had no idea those in Spirit really and truly HELP specifically. I have said before that I never invoked Warrior at all. Again, I was doing things that aligned with his areas of expertise but humility became such a factor.

It is a very different story now as I know the signs and can respond. No, I am not filled with constant expectations nor am I desperate. Our traits remain the same and I have never wavered. Alright, sometimes a compromise is needed but your thoughts do influence your actions.

Think of areas in your life where help is necessary. Maybe not but two heads are better than one, right? I can attest to that! It never means you can’t do something but just with a little inspiration, you can and will do it better. I know this is very true for me. I am certain it will be true for you too. There are topics I won’t compromise on so then that leads down a slightly different road. So what? Life is that journey with many gorilla slams!!

Ask for help when you need to warriors. Am sure you’ll get it in the best way possible. Maybe not what you expect but accept it anyway. Perhaps one day you can return the favor and help another thru their ultimate journey… ⚑️✨

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Sibling Warrior Shenanigans πŸ˜œ

Do any of you have a sibling that you just couldn’t be without growing up? Well, maybe not that far but one you’d laugh with, play jokes on, and just totally get along on anything! For me, that was my brother. We had similar personalities unlike my sisters and were just goof balls together. Without him, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed watching WWF (now WWE) much at all. We even had our own little banter during some of the matches. What fun days those were…

When Stephanie McMahon was interviewed back in 2014 for Warrior Week, I had another story. It’s being told today. The WWE network was showcasing many of the Ultimate Warrior’s matches and promos after his passing. She related how early in his career, he lived briefly with the McMahons. She mentioned Warrior showing her brother Shane some wrestling moves in their living room and became afraid he’d get hurt. I totally connected this to my brother. Shane and Stephanie are six years apart, my brother and I are one. He’s older~~ we are almost twins.

Right away, I remembered how it was for me. My brother had a best friend next door and his older brother wrestled in high school. So, this once scrawny kid had bulked up wanting to use his brother and mine to practice moves on in the yard. Well, my bro’s friend was very large for his age and despite the lack of muscle, could probably have taken on his older muscular brother. It was mine that I worried about. My brother was very skinny and had no idea about some “real” wrestling moves! I too was afraid he’d get hurt. Probably in a different way of course than Steph but am sure neither situation had a mat! πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

That little memory led my mind to thinking the “what if…” game. This part is gonna “out me” a little where I will be making fun of myself somewhat. If we can’t do that, our skin is too thin! Consider this post a break from some of the serious ones of late πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰ Most might know I was a teen when U.W. appeared on my T.V. Most might also know after a bit, my physical feelings kinda– well, blasted off like a πŸš€! We’ve all been there right? Who’s with me?

Anyways, I can just picture us being the McMahons with Warrior living at our house. As much as part of me would’ve LOVED that, the other part would be saying: “OMG,” while trying to hide somewhere! (Think Janice from the TV show “Friends.” ) My brother would totally have tons of fun at my expense. Picture this… We’re all having dinner together and he “arranges” for Warrior to sit next to me. Then, Warrior would only talk to me and ask all these questions while I’d blush and glare at my brother who looked so innocent… Maybe Warrior would’ve not gone along with this sneaky plan but knowing his humor, just once I bet he would!

They would possibly also practice wrestling moves in the living room as I’d watch from a distance. Warrior might’ve asked if I wanted to learn. Um, girls didn’t do that back then. Not really anyway. If my brother told him anything, he’d get punched later! How about just learning a bear hug? Another OMG moment as no way could I possibly do that!!! I thought of another idea for a three count BUT these two are enough to show our silly sibling relationship with such shenanigans. We have certainly evolved since then. My brother and I plus Warrior and I. Us sibs can still joke and laugh when we want even as adults.

I do hope Warrior enjoyed these past few weeks of me recreating my past what ifs to the McMahon Family. I can just hear him laughing even now as he knows my stories. So glad too to know how close Shane and Stephanie have always been. Can you fans just imagine all those wrestlers in and out of their home growing up? What a childhood! If you don’t have that sibling, perhaps there was someone along the way who you had or have shenanigans with. I am so grateful to have had mine. πŸ’™ “OMG!”

P.S. Don’t worry- I played tricks on big bro too so sometimes I’d be the instigator!!

P.P.S. When my brother would be singing Hulk Hogan’s “Real American” theme, I’d do the Ultimate Warrior theme music even LOUDER! πŸ’ͺ🏻⚑️

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Ultimate Maniacismsβ€οΈπŸ’›

WOW! I loved these two as a tag team for so many reasons. First, a little story is mentioned in my book Spirit and Belief along with other Randy stuff. This is so much more. More maniacisms that are truly ultimate. Randy “Macho Man” Savage and the Ultimate Warrior had the colors, intense personalities, and energy but behind all that– they were friends who respected each other. That’s the best for me. They were also extremely funny. At least I thought so. I do believe their partnership was very unique because of the similar qualities shown by both.

That takes us to this story. These are mywarriorwritings but today it is Radiant Randy. The two first dreams I ever had with Warrior also involved Randy and also in my book. If you recall or if new– here’s a flashback of when I mentioned working with Warrior at one of my preschool jobs. That was “The Bluejay Feather Dream” on 2/27/19. Well, guess who else I worked with in a dream? Yep–Randy.

As you may know, I have some psychic intuitive abilities so once I thought of this dream more, it does kinda fit. I don’t make these Spirit Visit Dreams up and even if I did, Randy wouldn’t be in them. O.K., maybe as part of the Ultimate Maniacs but that’s it!

Are you ready? Here it is without further adieu. *** Us teachers were standing in the lobby at work and this time it was exactly as it looked unlike in some other dreams. It was me, some teachers from my past, and our boss. In walks Randy with Elizabeth and she’s holding a BABY! What? They never had a baby. Randy shook the boss’s hand and hugged the rest of us as Elizabeth followed him with the baby. At first I thought possibly she used to work with us but based on Randy’s actions, he definitely did.

We were all ohhhing and ahhhing over the baby BOY. Randy then scooped him up and began to show him off as only a proud Papa would. I never saw the baby’s face but it was a boy. I woke up with so many questions. Warrior was not even in it so how was this happening? Why would I be shown Randy and Elizabeth with a baby?

Here’s a few of my ideas so I hope you understand spirituality since these types of dreams aren’t always obvious. If you have ever had any remember there is a purpose and they are just for YOU. Your beliefs and connections matter. Well, here’s my take if you will… It COULD mean an insight into what might’ve happened. They did try for a baby( so I heard.) It COULD also mean spiritually that they are working together to help babies up in parts unknown. Perhaps little spirits that were miscarried, stillborn, or passed young? Just to get a dream like this is a gift despite possible meanings. I was ultimately honored. πŸ’œ

After seeing the retirement match of WrestleMania VII a few times between U.W. and M.M., I thought differently. Obviously, everyone loved the Randy and Elizabeth reunion. If you haven’t seen it– a must watch for true fans. That match is hard because everyone except the referee is now gone. Maybe they can re-create it up above, commentators and all? My thought remained. I always hoped Randy and Elizabeth reconciled and that they found some happiness. My mind goes to that every single time… Maybe that brought the dream? I don’t know for sure…

Is Randy working with me too along with Warrior? This dream was a first of its kind for sure. It was beautiful and happy and that baby made all the difference. Without Randy and Warrior working together, my ultimate maniacisms wouldn’t be possible. I needed to acknowledge Randy separately since he is involved too sometimes. Of course the Dream inspired this post but I still needed to thank Randy.

I loved Warrior’s tribute to the Macho Man after he passed so will include the YouTube link at the end. He shared antidotes, funny stories, and the personal touch lacking during Hulk Hogan’s HOF induction speech posthumously for Randy in 2015.

I’m not bashing Hulk but he could’ve said so much more about Randy besides being “intense” and “jealous” because of Elizabeth. It was sad that after so many years, that’s all Hulk had to say despite their differences. Randy deserved better. He got better from his friend Mr. Warrior.

I will always have my Ultimate Maniacisms along with the wonderful dreams. I worked with both of them, can you just imagine??? Music is also my THING so here’s another connection. One day after seeing their iconic “Riding on the Edge of a Lightning Bolt” promo, later on Pandora I heard “Burnin’ Heart” by Survivor. That song is from the Rocky movies which also has “Eye of the Tiger” but this song mentions being a warrior. Randy says in the promo: “we are ultimate survivors…” The album cover is called Ultimate Survivor. The tiger on the front is red and yellow too. The Ultimate Maniacs win again! Why is it always those colors? They should’ve used pink and green since both used them often!! πŸ’–πŸ’š

Thank you to BOTH for influencing me, my writing, and all the personal details shared. I welcome all the WILDNESS and all the MADNESS!!

P.S. A few days before this post was written, WWE’s SummerSlam happened on Aug. 11th. These two influenced “The Fair” dream which is blogged and in my book! Personally, I gotta love SummerSlam ’92! β€οΈπŸ’› Not to forget the date of Nov. 14th which was that iconic promo and also a significant part of the story in my book!!

https://youtu.be/coDAI_9f90U

** This is Warrior’s tribute to Randy after he passed. It’s 20:21 and worth watching….

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The Birthday Plans β˜”οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

I really should share this story in about a month and a half when my birthday is but it was on my mind so August it will be. This does concern WrestleMania VI. I know- so many memories, right? Hard to believe I bought the VHS tape over 20 years ago! Again, it seems like yesterday and forever all at once…πŸ“Ό

I would sneak downstairs alone to watch when no one was there but me. They wouldn’t mind but so much more fun emotionally watching ALONE! My brother would’ve been great to watch with but he didn’t live at home anymore. After the “newness” wore off, the tape got put on my shelf with other collectibles. It wasn’t until a few years later that I started a new little tradition for myself. Once I moved, it probably got stored in the attic until it came back a little closer.

The first few years in our house watching the last match of WMVI on my birthday became a yearly event. Then, it started to fade from my plan as I became a mother. We still had our VCR hooked up in the early 2000’s but now it was time for baby and kid shows. My husband and I had quite the collection of movies but rarely watched them anymore. Has he ever seen WMVI? Not with me if at all! One of these days I keep telling myself… Of course now on DVD.

The birthday plans with that tradition literally got shelved as my life revolved around two babies back then. Many years went by and now the VCR was hooked up in the basement as the DVD player took its place. In 2012, I turned 40. We took a trip to California in the summer but this was September and now officially my birthday. With my husband at work, kids in school, and just me with the new puppy, it had to be extra special. My family and friends would celebrate but this time was for me alone.

I wanted to do something different for myself but nothing seemed to interest me. Getting lunch? Nah.. A manicure? Nope, probably too rushed before the kids bus. Then, I thought of a bike ride. Perfect! The puppy wouldn’t be left too long and it is one of my favorite activities. I had it all planned out and went outside to go.

I wasn’t even looking at the sky as it started to pour! Hurriedly, I rushed inside already soaking wet. Oh no! My birthday plan for myself was ruined. ☹️ I was so mad… Ah, the little things. I rarely did much for myself and now this rain. After a few sulking minutes, WMVI popped in my head! No way. Where did that thought come from? I hadn’t watched it in years and had forgotten all about my old birthday plans.

Since the VCR was now in the basement, I had to watch down there. I was planning on working out later anyway so why not now? I could do both. Hooray! The tradition had returned. I did watch other parts that I love too ya know! πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‰ Best for last though! It was so interesting getting that memory back on a milestone birthday for me.

It has been part of my birthday now ever since. Maybe not on a weekend when others occupy my space but it’s during the week for sure. Five years ago, I needed to watch but our VCR was no longer connected. This was in April and not September so it was part of my grief. I couldn’t remember all the hook-ups and called my husband. I just said I wanted to watch a favorite movie of mine while holding back tears. The sound came but no picture. Ugh.., I finally gave up in exasperation. Little did I know at the time how a brand NEW DVD would soon come my way that contained WMVI naturally. O.K, I could’ve ordered it on Amazon but so not in my thought process…

For the past three years, I have gotten something extra special from Warrior on my birthday. This may sound kinda crazy for anyone new reading my blog but spiritually, it’s true. It’s all archived!!! I’ve had a few things on his special day as well. I will keep my birthday plan going as that tradition began so long ago. Sure I can watch WMVI anytime but getting that memory back almost seven years ago means so much to me. It needs to be honored.

From a VHS tape to a DVD, it makes no difference. I have watched in my childhood home and now the house we share as a family. I can go to the WWE website or even watch on YouTube now but I don’t. There is nothing like having your OWN. Who knows what this birthday will bring but WMVI is always on my wish list. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

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P.S. Ironically, when starting to write this today, I was outside and it started to pour! No bike ride planned but hopefully I can still walk the dog in a bit!!

#alwaysbelieve

#OWN πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»

Your Style Matters

Do you have your OWN style? I hope you do. It does matter ya know. This post can be interpreted any way you wish. I know my style matters. Warrior’s did (and does) and so does yours! Early in his career, he mentions having “great people to learn from.” I had some as well. This could be one of those beginnings I mentioned last week. Warrior’s was wrestling, mine was teaching. It makes no difference but once you find a style that works, it’s yours.

When you start something new, you know nothing but maybe you know a little. As time goes on, you know more and more. Pretty soon~~ you’re a pro! At least enough where you feel educated to perhaps teach someone else. My career as a preschool teacher involved being an aide first and observing at many centers with many different teachers. They all had their own style and I got snippets of everything. Education +Learning=STYLE. Some aspects I loved but then others, not so much. I could never be a copycat and neither was Warrior.

He learned the basics but needed a style that fit his OWN way and not that of others. Often times when we go against the “norm” or “majority,” we get criticized and judged. Have you been there? I know I have. I’m getting so much better at not judging others either but this remains a struggle at times.

Warrior got teased for running, shaking ropes, and wearing too much gear among other things. I got teased for hanging up too many posters in my classroom, not decorating a bulletin board correctly, and even for being too young! The list went on. His teasing didn’t make him quit just like mine didn’t for me. Isn’t it crazy how our brains get so twisted into things being the same for years that- GASP- someone new wants to change stuff around?!πŸ™„πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬

Like Warrior, I too “followed the rules” in the beginning. You kinda have to in order to be taught. After a time though, opinions count and style matters. Remember~~ true warriors are not clones or robots. I realize drastic measures shouldn’t be taken but am sure you’ll know your own limits. The truth is, you have to be comfortable enough using a style that you love. If you don’t, find a new one.

Don’t just emulate to get noticed. Maybe others won’t see if you’re genuine but you’ll feel it. Sure, at first we want that mentor or idol and will follow their style. After all, it works for them so why not you? You are the only one to decide if you constantly want to stay that way or become your own style. I gotta say– you will not regret cultivating something that will ultimately become YOU and no one else. If it’s hard for you to believe in your style, think of the impact on others. Warrior had the fans, I had the kids. It will matter.

This doesn’t need to just apply with a career. Think about parenthood. How about fitness? Decorating? It can be all your hobbies too. We will learn how to become successful but happiness is the key. You can be successful in anything if you try and have been taught to be so. But without a true style~~ the happiness will be lacking for sure.

Even twins need a style of themselves. You may look identical but that doesn’t mean everything you do has to be. So glad I wasn’t one. One of the many reasons I personally have longevity with Warrior is because of his style. Not necessarily all the wrestling gear but just his thinking outside of a box and remaining true to himself. We all should aspire to do the same but with today’s societal pressure, it can be tricky. You will have the guts to stand out with your style even when others disagree.

Another biggie in my life now involves activities I enjoy. I love yoga, spirituality interests, and of course blogging! My book Spirit and Belief is not even of the “norm.” I do much on my own with a style that works for me. My book club is a constant but I bounce around at yoga studios. There will be regulars and then there’s me. Sometimes I get glared at, sometimes I don’t. It is a test for me since years ago I’d never do this unless a friend came along. Well, that isn’t the case anymore. I still make the friends and connections without being a regular. You may think differently and respect is given.

OWN your style and make it matter. You won’t leave this life wishing you were like all the others. You will however look back and know the style that was cultivated made you happy. That’s what we need more of. We start with others input but then we shake our OWN ropes! Now, that’s what I call style that matters.

#ownyourstyle

#alwaysbelieve

#justbeyou

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