Was up, was up, what is up? And welcome to the Dr. Ali Griffith Show – Mindset, Meditation and Motivation. I’m so excited to join you again for another one of our beautiful, beautiful deposits into our soul. Before I get started, I want to thank you for subscribing. I want to thank you again for listening. Your reviews have been absolutely amazing and I don’t want you to stop now. Please continue to leave the reviews because they matter. I love reading them and making sure I learn more about what is it that you want. So let me know which one of our episodes is your favorite, which one stands out the most to you, and then what else would you like me to cover when I do another one of these episodes?


So first I want to take some time out and read this one. This one is from Erica. She said, “love this episode. The positing into your mental wealth bank is so important. I have my time in the morning for prayer, meditation and exercise all through the day. I try to be mindful of breathing. So throughout the day I take a couple of concentrated deep breaths for release, especially in moments of stress or when there are a lot of different things going on at one time.” Thank you so much Erica. I get it. I know when a lot’s going on, when the world is just moving at record speed, it’s best for us to learn how to do that when so much is going on. So I know for me personally, I love to stop, take a deep breath, move in slower motion when everything is moving at faster pace. One of my au-mazing moms who’s just taking some time out to leave your comments. I read them, I look forward to them. They’re like foods who my soul. So please, please, please, definitely leave your comments. Let me know what you’re thinking.


Now straight into our topic today. Our topic today has to do with starting starting something new. Now this is something that when I ever, when I have to think of anything that I started new, all I can think about was the fear. All I can think about was, “why did I take so long to even started?” And then I would just laugh at myself because it would be like I let what was on the other side or maybe what others who are gonna think or just the fear of the unknown, which is the first thing not knowing what is on the other side allows us to stay stuck into not trying something new.


So my comment and my wish to you is for you to start moving into trying something new. What can you do for the new day? Every day is a new start. Every day is a fresh way of beginning, a new process. What can you get started today that maybe you’ve put off for so long? Maybe you have, you know, allowed not knowing the other side to make it seem like you definitely can’t get it done. And you’ve just put it at such a far place that you just didn’t even move into starting. Today’s a new day and we’re all going to start something fresh. We’re going to start something that we’ve never thought of doing before.


So my recent start was my 21 days of mental wealth. I woke up one morning and I said, you know what? I’m going to share some of the tools and techniques that I do with people. And I did it on Facebook, which is at Dr. Ali Griffith. That’s where every day I came in and I just shared a different way that I make mental wealth deposits. And it was scary because it wasn’t something that I planned out in detail. It was just something new showing up every day for 21 days. And I don’t think showing up, but showing up with a mental wealth deposit, something that had to fill my soul, feel my mind, something that I had to use that was practical. I didn’t want to make them things that no one else can actually do, but just things that I did in my daily life or in my every other daily life that I knew were important to what has happened in my life in terms of moving forward, in terms of dealing with having a child with special needs, in terms with having multiple businesses, and just trying to operate with, with grace and ease.


So it was my responsibility to then come in and to share this. Now starting was not easy because it was a huge commitment and I was nervous that what if one day I just couldn’t share. So I just want you to take this time to realize that anything that is starting, most times that we start something we often started with a little bit of hesitation, but once we get started, it feels so good. Your responses make a difference. Others’ responses make a difference. Um, people encouraging you, letting you know that they needed this. Just like this podcast, when you leave your references – have you leave your comments? – or you leave how it is that you’re thinking. It helps me to keep on going, but if you don’t leave it, it doesn’t stop me because I have to use within my own self, my own tools to help me keep going and that’s why I take the time out just to share with you some of these tools and for you to start recognizing what tools or what strategies do you use.


Now, another thing that may keep us from even starting is what are others going to say? Oh my goodness, the dreaded, “what will others say?” has stopped so much. Right? And for me it was always my closest friends. I was always nervous of what my closest friends may say or I was always nervous with my mom or my family members would say because their opinion’s matter. I mean let’s just be real. It does matter. But if we take the time out to quiet their voices in our head, to not let them be the main source of whether we move forward or not move forward, then we begin to actually start to live our life. Aren’t you ready to start living your life and in order to live your life, I mean really, really truly live your life?


You gotta start, you gotta move out of being not moving. You gotta move out of being stuck. You’ve got to move out of being fearful. You gotta move out of the judgment of what others will say. So those are two of my coolest tips and my tips that I use with myself. The last one I would like to say is the but what if? Oh my goodness, the dreaded “but what if?” But what if ___? But what if __? Like now we can use the but what if in terms of the negative on the other side – but what if I fail, but what if no one comes? But what if it just ends up being a complete disappointment? The but what if is so strong that we tend to let this prevent us from even starting that new project or starting that new venture, that new idea, for some of us, that new business.We can’t let that come in our way anymore y’all.


What I want us to do today is I want us to do a mindset shift is instead of the “but what if?” followed by negative —> But what if I don’t start? But what if I do do well? But what if it feels really good on the other end? Like start replacing that “but what if?” with something that’s positive on the other side that it actually moves us towards where we want to go. So those are three of my super tips that I use to help me when I’m trying to figure out whether to start or not start. You know that double leg jump, double-dutch entry jump that we do. It’s like if we’re trying to get in, but we don’t know when to get in or how to get in. And then we allow all these other things to stop us. We allow the fear, we allow what others say, and then we allow the but what if negative, negative, negative.


So we’re going to start doing that and creating a new mindset, a zone for us. We’re going to start knowing that, yeah, it is unknown. That’s the beauty of life. The beauty of life is that we really don’t know if it’s going to do well or not do well, but what if we didn’t do it? Then we definitely know it doesn’t do well. Right? And if we tried it, we know that we at least did our best. Putting out best effort in it and then what others say. We can focus on what others say in terms of the negative, or we can actually focus on the few, the little ones. Like I only read two comments out of all of the comments. I could’ve focused on all of the comments, or I could have focused on that there should be more comments. (Remember to please leave your comment.) But I chose to just choose two, I chose two focus on – the ones that did leave one and I chose to give them the energy. So we have to start shifting the way we think and then shifting our actions and how we respond to things and that good old dreaded, but what if needs to be followed by, but what if and something actually positive, right? But what if we never ever go out there and start that big crazy wildest idea or dreams, and someone else does? Then we’ll sit there and say, “darn, I should’ve. I could’ve.” Get out there today and start that new concept. Start a new, start, a new blank. You get to fill it in. I get to fill it in. We all get to fill it in and we all get to truly live, truly live this life that we were given y’all.


It’s another Dr. Ali Griffith’s show. Just me sharing some thoughts. Just me letting you know what has helped me to navigate things, how I still use these tips every day to navigate through this wonderful thing we call life and it’s total unexpectancies. What I want you to do today is make sure you stop and let me know how did hearing this one feel? Did it resonate with you? Was there something that you’ve been sitting debating on whether to start, and now you now know that girl (or guy) it’s time to get into starting, it’s time to get into moving? That me not moving is actually an injustice that those out there who need what it is that I have to start in, or just the fact that staying stuck is not helping? How about I just start? How about I just give it a good ole try? So it’s the Dr. Ali Griffith Show, and I want you to remember in all that we do, in all that we do – be au-mazing in our thought, in our words, in our actions. It was a pleasure having you guys today. Make sure that you stay tuned and go listen to another one of our  au-mazing mindset shifts, meditation and motivation to get through every day. Peace.


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