Fear & Fail Stockholm

Hey Lovelies!

I’ve recently joined an organization called Fear & Fail. I will be working with them to help them promote their events on social media, just like I did for TEDxIHEParis.

I would like to give them a little shout out and tell you about what they do. Fear & Fail exists in three different countries at the moment; Slovenia, Austria and Sweden. The purpose is to motivate and inspire people to face their fears and to not be scared to fail in the business world. Read more on the website here.

The 17th of August, Fear & Fail Stockholm will hold an event with focus on media. There will be two great speakers with inspiring stories on how they failed their way to success in the world of media.

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“Fatima Lagerås is the CEO/Founder of  SWIXER – a full production services company providing small to large scale production services to Swedish and international clients. Fatima has produced TV and film for the major Swedish broadcasters as well as done business overseas on behalf of clients such as: ESPN, Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg, National Geographic and Discovery Channel.”

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“Petter Lindblad is a film producer running the Swedish production company Snowcloud Films, focusing on projects for children and youth, with a special passion on animation and adventure films with CGI. Preferably technologically challenging, lean productions with high quality screen results. Petter has been a producer for over 10 years, working both in Denmark and in Sweden, with own projects as well as several international co-productions. He has produced 5 feature films. Additionally he consults and teaches animation production, and hosts a yearly animation day together with The Swedish Film Institute about animation since 2013.”

If you happen to be in Stockholm on the 17th of August, please come by Impact Hub at 6 PM for a free, inspiring event in English.

RSVP here.

Attend Facebook event here.

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Be the Authentic You

Be the Authentic

Are you up for a challenge? What would happen if you were true to yourself for an entire week? What if you dressed without thinking of others’ opinions, said no to events you don’t want to attend, chose pizza instead of a salad in front of your healthy friends, chose to work on your project on a Saturday night instead of partying?

I believe that when we try our best to be our authentic selfs and do what we truly want to do, we are happier individuals. When we care less about what’s cool and what’s not, we put less unnecessary pressure on ourselves.

How many times per week do you push away that voice inside of you? How many times per day? Take a moment to reflect.

It’s time to try to let go of all the pressure and commands the society puts on you. You are you. You are your soul. You have a body. You are alive. You are life. You are perfect just as you are. You can improve, but only in the way you want to.

Let go of these;

  • You have to have smart answers
  • You have to have a certain size of breasts and bottom
  • You have to have a certain length
  • You have to be interested in football if you’re a man
  • You have to love make-up if you’re a woman
  • You have to have perfect skin to be beautiful
  • You have to be like your friends
  • You have to get a real job
  • You have to live up to your parents’ expectations

Let go of these for a moment and do what you feel like doing. Who are you, authentically?

I, for instance, am a 20-year-old girl from Sweden. I think that according to the society I live in, I should be studying at university or be an employee at a company. Maybe even both. I should use Tinder and go on more or less serious dates and party almost every week. Make sure my hair is long and luscious, have minimalistic clothes and make up on fleek. I should try to get in to the most fancy and superficial clubs with my styled up friends. Make out with one or two handsome men on the dance floor. Maybe follow one of them home and then never see them again. Save up money to travel in Asia for months with my friends. I should be yoooung and freeee. Also, according to the world, I should be blond and blue-eyed with a hot body but a slightly cold heart.

This description above is of an average girl in my age from my city. And there is no wrong whatsoever. It actually sounds like a fun life. But it’s not my life.

I might be 20, but I feel more like 25. I would only want to study courses at university as I want to be build my own businesses at an early age and also learn from doing. I refuse to get Tinder as I know that it would only distract me from what truly matters to me – family, friends, personal development and career. I party only once or twice a month as the clubbing life can get too superficial for me. I prefer bars with a good ambiance. I almost never kiss a stranger unless I really really feel attracted to them. I think my friends have only seen me kiss someone who wasn’t my boyfriend once ,when we were out. Alcohol does a lot to you, and I have also been a victim of it. But still, I barely follow anyone home as it feels quite meaningless to me. I’m still young and free! I’m also far from blond and blue-eyed (as I’m half Swedish) but I still feel as Swedish as my blond friends. No one should try to take that away from me.

I choose my own path and I always have. Sometimes you feel lonely from doing that since you leave the crowd. But trust me, you’ll find your like-minded. I don’t care if people raise an eyebrow at my choices. If they think I’m too prude, emotional or romantic. It’s my responsibility to myself to follow my intuition and do what’s right for me.

In conclusion, you do you. Really do you. Don’t be afraid to show your real colors. Be proud and those who can’t handle it – let them go. You’ll find your people anyway.

Have a great Friday, beautiful!

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A Perfectly Productive Day

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My loved ones, how has your week started?

Ever since I got home, I haven’t been super productive. Maybe 50% of what I was in Paris. It’s partly because of summer since I, to a beginning, couldn’t sleep since it was so warm in the apartment. I’ve tried to flip my day back to sleeping at midnight and getting up at 8 am, but no success yet.

It made me think of how the perfect work day looks like for me. My circumstances are different now when I live with my family and I only work with my own projects. I think it would look something like this;

  • 8 AM
    • I start the day with a fresh glass of water. This helps me wake up properly and starts to remove toxins from the body.
    • Make a nutritious breakfast.
    • Review my quarterly goals and visualize them.
    • Review my weekly goals and write goals for the day.
    • Do whatever I need to do before starting work. Brushing teeth, skin care etc.
  • 9 AM
    • I quickly review what needs to be done in my 3 areas of work; Happy Careerista, my business and an event I’m involved in (more info soon!).
    • I do about 1,5 hours of Happy Careerista, 0,5 hours for the event and 5 hours of working with my clients in copy writing and social media management.
    • When I feel hungry, I have lunch and a break which is 1 hour in total
  • 5 PM
    • I am now done with work, so I make a snack and hang out with my mother for a bit.
    • The rest of the day is for other tasks I want to complete during the day. I might want to practice some French, research something for my own personal development, have a Skype call with a friend or just watch a movie with my mother.
    • During a few days of the week, I do a Pilates session of at least 3o minutes.
    • Dinner with the family.
  • 9 PM
    • During the very last hours before bed, I want to squeeze in some treatment for the body, mind and the soul without being too distracted by the internet and social media. I’d maybe like to have a quick mini-spa, read a book, write in my diary or meditate.
  • 12 PM
    • I review my daily and weekly goals again and tick off everything I have completed. I love how satisfied I feel when I’ve completed at least 80% of the to-do-list! We are all humans and we can’t predict the future. Some days we feel like crap and can’t do a thing. Some days something occurs that forces you to change up the schedule. And it’s ok! I don’t beat myself up for not achieving 100% everyday. 80% is still a super productive day!
    • I go to sleep with my phone a few meters away. I should just feel relaxed and comfortable. I should be thinking of things I’m grateful for and future events I’m excited for. Hopefully I’ll fall asleep within an hour.

Just imagine how wonderful it would be to have time for so many things in just 16 hours. That sounds like the perfect weekday. #ProductivityGoals

How would your perfectly productive day look like?

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Quotes June 2016

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The biggest goal of all is to live a happy and fulfilling life💜

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Mindful meditation, mindful shower, mindful eating, mindful walk, mindful loving… Observe life. Listen, touch, taste and feeel. Feeling relaxed already?😉✨

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Happiness starts within. You have to be alone and happy alone sometimes to find out who you are, what you want and the rest will come when you’re happy by yourself. Trust that💞

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Don’t worry. This is the turn! Sending you all love and strength❤️

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Who’s feeling me right now?😅☕️ Good morning and have a productive week fellow Careeristas and Careerists!🔥

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There have been so many times when emotions and thoughts have gotten all tangled up in my head and I really can’t think clearly. Do you know that feeling? Especially hard is it when you have to make a choice. Path A or B. Imagine the voice of a guru. That is the tone of your soul’s voice. Steady, deep and peaceful. Listening to your heart is another word for listening to your soul. You have to seek tranquility in order to hear the steady, calm answer. Search your heart and the right answer will be waiting for you there💜💫

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Installing a habit takes about 66 days so don’t worry if you haven’t nailed them all yet. Actually, start installing one habit at the time. It’s not always about rushing but to properly build consistency. This week I’m working on my sleep. 10 pm to 6 am. How about you??😏

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Every day I’m hustlin’. Happy Friday!✨🔥💫
What are your plans today? Working all morning and afternoon to enjoy a Friday night with friends💫

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Are you waking up and falling asleep feeling grateful for your life and the people in it?

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Truth is, I grew up with only the love of a mother. I didn’t have a big family, siblings, a father. I’ve had many good friends but also bad ones. I’ve gone through relationships that have hurt me. But the older I get, the stronger and more open hearted I get. I realize that I crave a love deep as the ocean since I want to give just as much❣

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When I decide to commit to a partner, I want us to be a team. To be best friends. To share our ups and downs. To be able to be 100% ourselves and laugh, live, love❤️🔥

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Relating so much to this line from “Gypsy” by my queen@ladygaga. I’m in a point in life where I have to spend time alone and explore on my own. I don’t want to be alone forever, but I can be right now.

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I just need my key people who support me, make me laugh and love me just the way I am!🔑🔑👯

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Everyone should do positive affirmations. Mine right now is; “I am love and light”. ❤️✨❤️✨❤️

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Happy Careerista Statistics;
Blog followers: 55
Facebook likes: 134
Instagram followers: 8733
Twitter followers: 427
Snapchat friends: 18
Good morning, followers! Have a great grind week!🔥

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Up until around 12, I also wanted to fit in. I wanted to be like the cool kids. But then I realized I’m not like them. And I don’t want to be. I embraced what I truly am and still I’m getting more and more purely me✨

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Match that beautiful outside with an even more beautiful inside!✨✨

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Glad midsommar/happy summer solstice!☀️

More at www.instagram.com/happycareerista

Who Says I Can’t – Jothy Rosenberg | TEDxIHEParis

Good afternoon!

I’ve been so busy with extra work, cleaning, packing and preparing for Stockholm, that I’ve barely felt any flow while writing. I write a little bit every day for you but I don’t have a full post I’m completely happy with. And honestly, I think my next post will be out this weekend. Until then I thought I would share the talks from TEDxIHEParis from last month. They are finally online! Here’s one of my favorites. What do you think? Feel free to comment 🙂

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Instagram Pages to Follow ~ Motivation & Inspiration

Instagram Pages to Follow

There are thousands of quote pages on Instagram now a days. Honestly, most of them looks pretty much the same and I don’t feel as drawn to them anymore. But there are three that really stand out to me. They have a certain depth and long inspiring captions. These three are really worth a follow;

And of course I’d like to give some of my friends a shout out; dysadvantagethebusinessquotes and youngresponsibleone ❤

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Messy Mind

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Sometimes we feel like our minds are working so much it’s too much. Thinking becomes overthinking. Our mind is a mess. The thoughts and the emotions makes it hard to focus on our daily tasks, hard to focus on what people are saying to us, hard to relax and to see things clearly. We have all been there.

What can we do towards overthinking? How do we make it stop? By letting it out. I’ve been a master of keeping my thoughts and emotions inside my head. It gets crowdy in there. The older I get, the better I get at sharing and letting these thoughts out. Most of these things are things you can’t control. This is so important to remember.

Let the thoughts out by;

– Talking to someone who is related to what you’re overthinking about. Your parent, your friend, partner etc. It’s a scary thing to do. But it will take you forward and you won’t feel stuck and anxious anymore. Sometimes letting your feelings out can break relationships because you’re not met with understanding or forgiveness. If that is the case, you can only accept and try your best to move on.

– Finding someone who is willing to listen to you expressing how you feel. Let this person take everything in and give you their input. It will probably make you see it from another perspective and calm you down a lot. It can be your best friend or a professional like a therapist. Don’t be ashamed to speak to someone who’s educatated to listen!

– Writing down every thought and emotion. If you wish you could express yourself to someone but for some reason can’t, write a letter to them. You don’t have to send it. It’s simply for letting your thoughts out. If your thoughts are not related to a person, writing can still be very helpful. Write everything down as properly as you can and put your note somewhere where you can’t see it. When you’re in a relaxed state or just in a good mood, take out your note and read with “new eyes” and a clear mind. Maybe you can now find the best advice for yourself. Remember that the truth is always within you.

I hope this was helpful. I’ve been experiencing a messy mind lately and I try to clear it as much as I can. I use all of these methods and it helps a bunch.

Good luck❤️

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Methods for Visualizing your Goals

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I know I keep preaching about visualization. And you know what? I’m not gonna stop!

Today I want to help you out there who wants to start visualizing but can’t find a good method. We are all different. Some find it really easy to just sit down, cross their legs and disappear into their vision as if they are already living it. I’m one of them and I’m really grateful for this ability. I’ve always been a dreamer and this helps me visualize my goals for the future now that I’m an adult. But this is not easy for everyone. Some will feel distracted by other thoughts and can’t really sit still. Then there are some other methods to try out;

See your vision with a vision board

Pictures say more than a thousand words, right? If you’re one of those who can feel all these words by just looking at a picture, a vision board might be the best way for you to visualize. Just find the images that symbolize your goals and put them up on your board. The board should be hanging on a place you pass every day so that you always can see your vision.

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Hear your vision by reading it out

Reading things out loud can have a huge impact on you. Why don’t you write down your vision on a peace of paper or on a note on your phone or computer. When it’s time to visualize, you make sure you’re in a quite space, focus fully on the text and read it out loud to yourself. By reading you will always see it in your mind. Clever, right?

Paint up your vision by writing

If you love writing and you have no problem spending a few minutes doing so, you could always write. Either you write your goals simple and precise or you paint up a scenario of when you achieve that goal. A tip could be to get a notebook just for writing about your vision.

If you want to be go all hard core on visualizing, you could do them all! I do them all depending on which state I’m in. If I’m not calm enough to just sit down and visualize in my head, writing could be better. Sometimes I read my vision out loud instead or look at my vision board. It’s all about finding what works for you.

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Happy visualizing!

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