Skip to main content

Notes To Self


  1. Calm is a super power.
  2. Act as if you have nothing to lose. You don't. Ever.
  3. Freedom begins within. Often with a pen and a notebook.
  4. Leadership is a way of life.
  5. My first and greatest duty is to love. My second one is to create and express myself.
  6. Practise aesthtetics in everything you do. Live elegantly.
  7. I don't do drugs. I am drugs. (the original quote belongs to Salvador Dali)
  8. To learn is to be. Are you?
  9. If you're still trading time for money, your life must be a poorly defined value proposition.
  10. Simplicity and prosperity are both a state of mind.
  11. Choose/Decide to live by design, not by default.
  12. My priorities: my loved ones/health/writing, art and travel.
  13. The greatest influence on the future of humanity in positivie terms will come from those who are not afraid to learn out loud. If it's true that one can lead only by example, this is the we've been waiting for.
  14. Perfection is boring. Courage is contagious.
  15. If/when you transform yourself, you transform everything.
  16. Do not attach yourself to the result. Focus on progress. Stability and confidence are achieved through motion, albeit counterintuitive.
  17. Make sure you keep going.
  18. Square breathing is an amazing way to focus and calm down.
  19. What would you do if you had to achieve the impossible with nothing?
  20. Your gut feeling is the Universe reminding you, it is on your side.
  21. Enjoy everything. Endlessly.
  22. Life is not meant to be lived in worry. Relax and be.
  23. Notice the things you are curious about. Stuff you keep coming back to over and over.
  24. Notice what causes touch your heart and make you wanna fight for them.
  25. If something you love doing, loves you back, you've found your calling.
  26. Nothing should be taken personally.
  27. All is well and everything is possible.
  28. Love always wins.
  29. Leadership can only be granted in trust and in time.
  30. When your backs are against the wall, break the damn thing down.
  31. Legends are not built in one day.
  32. Trust your gut. Always.
  33. Trust yourself you're going to figure things out, no matter what.
  34. Figure out what makes people tick.
  35. Celebrate freedom.
  36. Always have something to look forward to.
  37. Loyalty is a two-way street.
  38. Every moment is a new beginning.
  39. Create. You can't create anything new without immitating something existing first.
  40. Show your work.
  41. Let people know what you're working on.
  42. Share your thoughts as someone might be listening. Someone might be needing you.
  43. Help me help you.
  44. Always have a notebook and a pen with you.
  45. Solutions are often hidden in the right questons.
  46. If you're gonna think outside the box, make sure you first and find a way out of the box. What box are we talking about anyway?

Popular posts from this blog

Creativity, Clarity and Opportunity

The passion to create art brings with itself an unimaginable power of healing and beauty. Creativity can be seen as a wonderful prayer as it connects us directly to a higher consciousness. Tapping in its resources requires faith in our ability to be actively patient and confidence in the path that is revealing itself in sometimes mysterious ways. Great art comes from truth and doesn't need validation.  To create is essential if we wish to bring clarity to the realm of possibility. Possibilities are fuzzy, attractive, indefinite and alluring paths we can take. When we choose, we eliminate the noise imposed by less relevant (yet attractive) concepts and focus on what we feel is of value. Ideas come to life when acted upon, not simply recorded and safely placed in a drawer. Sharing them might feel vulnerable but at the same time, it brings us down to the arena of other creators. To be judged or criticized is to be seen, not just looked at. Once our ideas catch on fire, there’s an im

Creative Affirmations

When you find yourself in need of creative faith, affirmations may come handy. Grounding yourself in emotional stability and regaining the desire to get to work is essential. Here are a few affirmations that may to support you:  What I do is, first and foremost, a reward in itself.  I find joy in what I do.  What matters the most is what I do now, in the present moment.  Whatever I choose to do in the present moment, I do it with my full attention and dedication.  I am committed to the now.  I feel as if time does not exist.  I am constantly learning from the feedback I receive.  I feel I have the skills and capabilities for doing what I love. I feel whole.  ©REBELLICCA, 2021 As artists and creative entrepreneurs, we all need some support and reassurance when we feel our creative muse is slightly less present. Here is an often updated collection of notes-to-self, ideas and suggestions how to appease our creative anxieties so that we can keep doing what we love and enjoying the busines

What I've learned from Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

Arrogant belonging: declare that you ARE, claim your place in the world. Liberate yourself from the desire to necessarily help others/be of service through your creativity; just make stuff for its own sake, for your own sake. If you love something, persevere. If you love something, believe it loves you back. Regain your curiosity, cultivate your inquisitiveness. Follow each clue, no matter how mundane. Chase every reference. Explore every spark of interest, no matter how fleeting it might be. (Your) Art matters and simultaneously it doesn't matter at all. State it out loud: I am an artist/writer/poet/creator. Rejection is not a valid reason to quit, neither is the lack of audience. Inspiration and ideas seek you to manifest them. Show it you are ready and capable of doing that. Be ready, show up, do. Make commitment to the doing, not to the outcome. As artists and creative entrepreneurs, we all need some support and reassurance when we feel our creative muse is slightly less presen