Posts Tagged ‘Authentic’

Keep Rising

Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by Lynika 2 Comments
"Forget what others can't see... Keep rising" - Lynika

“Forget what others can’t see… Keep rising” – Lynika

Have you had someone tell you that what you have going is a nice little case of ‘Hobby’ when in fact you’re working at your craft/business with all the oomph and resource you can muster?

I’ve had a number of folk ask how to keep their faith when another or ‘others’ (sometimes those closest to them) simply don’t recognise or respect the effort and dedication they put in day in and day out as credible.

Often it’s the result of nay-sayers looking through a sole filter of monetary visibility and exchange.

In other words; if there’s not a wage-worth of cash coming in as a result of your efforts, then it can’t be taken as a business, just a ‘hobby’ and you really aren’t contributing in any grown-up, ‘realistic’ way.

Sometimes the negative feedback is a result of the ‘onlooker’ being unable to grasp the depth of work and effort you’re putting in simply because they cannot physically ‘see’ it.

With certain types of work, particularly with artists, (of all genres) the effort behind the product or performance doesn’t show up regularly or quickly in physically viewable ways.

I read a quote a number of years ago on observing the creative, it went something like this: “Trying to watch the creative at work, is like trying to view an invisible horse eat invisible hay”

You simply can’t ‘view’ the alchemy and effort that’s taking place inside the creative mind at any given time.

And if your work isn’t in the arts but never-the-less your efforts and the business you’re growing has been diced, sliced and served back to you on a judgement platter with a side serving of scoff, this inaccurate labelling affects you too.

Building a business takes blood, sweat and tears that mostly take place behind closed doors, and the results can’t be sized up accurately with anyone else’s yardstick.

Just because something isn’t measurable or hauling in thick cash bundles just yet, it doesn’t mean it’s okay for anyone else to minimise it or your efforts as some little ‘hobby.’

This sort of judgement is not only discouraging it can be disorienting. It takes enormous amounts of courage to believe in a thing that others can’t see…

It takes even greater character and fortitude to keep building and working on it, despite nay-sayers and a less than immediate return cash flow.

It’s easy to be the one pointing the finger, this much is clear.

Virginia Satir was right; “We mustn’t allow other peoples limited perceptions to define us”

You’re the one in the ring showing up round after round and no matter what comes at you in that ring, you need to also be calling to yourself from the sidelines like a coach.

Don’t allow anything or anyone that doesn’t support or grow you, to distort the truth, shake you up, or mess with your head.

Pick yourself up and remember the truth…

You’re a freaking legend and what you bring to the table is not here to ‘qualify’ by first checking the boxes in someone else’s ledger.

Against the odds of a world that has been conditioned to believe that money and proof of productivity are necessary to make a thing of value, you rose like a phoenix with your ideas, dreams and goals and showed up.

Forget what others can’t see and keep rising.

You’re a visionary. This world needs what you bring. Keep going.

I love the fighters, and there’s one in all of us. Let yours live. Feed it.

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Lynika Write A Comment
Don't quit on yourself half way. There's a light in you, protect it, champion it. It will sustain you as you find the corners that will lead you back out of the dark - Lynika

Don’t quit on yourself half way. There’s a light in you, protect it, champion it. It will sustain you and lead you back out of the dark – Lynika

We are not our circumstances. We are the being that drives through, over, around or alongside them. Remember who and what you are and keep your foot on the gas pedal.

You’re the driver. You get to decide where to from here. You and you alone OWN your life and the right to live it out loud.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
– Calvin Coolidge

Just as you are

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Lynika Write A Comment

You are the most amazing, brilliant, worthy, unique version of you we have…


Self esteem rises
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”

-Meryl Streep


There is only ONE you.

This world needs your exact light…

just as you are.

 I’m deeply grateful you’re here.


Fighters fight!

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Lynika Write A Comment




“Nothing can stop us more than our own perceived limitations. Roll up the sleeves and bust through any barriers. You get stronger as you surge forward, committed, determined, focused. Fighters fight!” ~Lynika


Better to choke than to nibble

Posted on: February 21st, 2015 by Lynika Write A Comment




“Bon appetit my friends… Here’s to a healthy, hearty, live-in-all-your-bones kind of life!” ~ Lynika

Self-esteem is not a dirty word

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by Lynika Write A Comment




“Contrary to what most have been told, championing and believing in yourself is your birth right, and the key to successful living…

Successful living?

You might ask, ‘What is that?’

Well let me assure you, it involves much more than just surviving this life…

It means living it with all your callings and passions pursued and relished.

Life is in the living.

This moment right here, right now? It’s not a draft; it’s the real deal. Don’t waste a minute more.

You want to saturate yourself in your life, live in all your bones with all your heart.

This means being on your own side, talking with respect to yourself. It means listening to what your ‘self’ is telling you, and caring deeply, with priority, about those wants, passions and needs.

This person you are, the human you came in to be, that person is at your mercy, treat them well, with dignity, respect, encouragement and belief.

Know you are worthy and start living it…

Everything else is conditioning; everything else is someone else’s agenda.

And remember, living a self-empowered life means helping others along the way, who have forgotten.

When they stumble over the self-denigration minefield, put out your hand and remind them, tell them; they are worth the push it will take them to stand back up.

Never underestimate how much this world needs you to be good to yourself so you can inspire yourself and others, toward an authentic, full life.

Self-esteem is not a dirty word.

But putting yourself down, not believing in the immensity of who you are?

That is foul play.

And you rob this world of the light you came in with… and that is the real you, not the filter others and you have placed on yourself. Clean the lens!

Be who you are and be damn proud of it.

We are all wise enough to know this isn’t about an over inflated ego… it’s about gutsy, show up for yourself honour.

Let that stuff shine.” ~ Lynika




You’ve gotta be relentless

Posted on: February 7th, 2015 by Lynika Write A Comment




“Continue to gravitate to what feeds you, builds you and evokes your laughter and joy. That is the recipe for relentless participation in a blessed life.” ~ Lynika


Here’s to you

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Lynika Write A Comment




“You are the real warriors and heroes in this world and you deserve immense respect, especially your own. You matter.”  ~ Lynika


Get ready to shine, shine, shine

Posted on: December 26th, 2014 by Lynika Write A Comment



This world has enough imitations…

Break free of any limitations you may have boxed yourself in with and shine, shine shine…

Because it turns out…

That little light of yours ain’t so little…

And it sure as heck doesn’t belong in the shade of anyone else’s shadow.

You don’t need anybody’s permission to be who you really are!

Live whole…

Live deep…

Live wide…

Live out loud..!

Count down with me…

In ten seconds you are going to decide to let go of everything and anything that keeps you small…











Welcome to the planet you magnificent, authentic, unique being!

We’ve been waiting for you! ~ Lynika Cruz

P.S. You’re born with the right to become YOU!