Living life 10x (The 10xRule)

As I sit here enroute to Copenhagen, I cannot help but wonder how I got here. This past year has been so incredible in the sense of accomplishing things that were only a dream. Last summer I I posted on Facebook that I wanted to travel to Europe in the next year. Three months later, someone shared a fare sale from IcelandAir and next thing you know, we booked our travel for $500 round trip each.

This year, I admitted to a group of colleagues that I wanted to have my first gallery exhibition this year and a month later I am being accepted into my first group show ever. I did my senior thesis gallery exhibition in college and I had a friend ask me to hang some of my work in her father’s restaurant but I have never done an official show.

So why am I putting this out there like that? Because there is something about putting your hopes, dreams and wants out there publically that makes them come to fruition. Whether it be that you do the work to make them happen or opportunities are attracted to you. There are so many things on my list that I want to accomplish, so I am going to use this as an opportunity to share them with you and for you to share them with me so they can come into fruition for both of us.

I want to hear your craziest and biggest dreams in my comment section below.

Who knows, maybe someone will comment that will be just the person you needed to meet to make it happen. Also, I am really interested (and honored) to hear your goals and dreams.

For work, I am part of a book club and we just finished reading Grant Cardone’s “The 10x Rule”. This book really struck a cord inside me. I appreciated his direct language and the message behind the book. It’s a message that might be a bit hard to swallow for people but it’s a message that we need to hear. You CAN live the life you want to live, you just need to work hard and apply massive amounts of effort to achieve it. Perhaps you might be thinking, “That sounds like a lot of work” or “That sounds awesome!” Or “I am not sure what I am thinking” or “Meh” or however you feel – think about this: would you prefer to spend 10 years dreaming or 10 years doing? I want to spend 10 years doing because I have already spent 10 years dreaming and I can tell you that the success that I found in 10 years dreaming has been nowhere near the success I have found in the last 3 years of doing (with true emphasis on my last year of rekindling my love affair with art).

In this last month of reading the book, I am going to be in an art show and I have made friendships with people around the world on Instagram by beginning meaningful conversations with them.

It’s no secret that I am deeply inspired by Brooke Shaden at the moment. She has found success in creating art and creating selfishly. This is something that I would have never believed possible until I met her. What an amazing thing to be able to follow your heart so truly. I want to do this. I want to spend the next part of my life inspiring others to do what they love to do wholly and fully. To believe they are meant to be happy and successful. On my 10x list are some big goals and I want to share some of my art goals with you. I have set 10x goals for health and personal too – I will share some of these as well.

Next on my reading list is Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and already, 12 pages in, I am fired up. I am grateful to the people around me who continue to inspire and believe in me. I am so grateful to be a part of a great company who truly believes in making people better. To my boss, Justen, you have no idea how grateful I am for all that you have done for me. For believing that I can inspire others when I didn’t see it for myself, for giving me the tools and fire to live the life I want to live. I am truly grateful for a work place that allows me to be myself every day. At one point before that opportunity came into my life, that was the career that I imagined but it turned out to be so much more than I could have ever envisioned.

I am so FREAKING excited to hear what you have to say so let’s go! Let’s talk 10x goals. Also, if you have an inspiring book that you would like to share with me, PLEASE drop it in the comment section below.


Make at least $1000 in sales in 2018
Be featured in 10 galleries
1000 followers on Instagram
Create 24 composite images
Teach 10 classes
Finish my 1st draft of my book

Health & Fitness
Go down to 20% body fat and schedule a portrait shoot

Personal Growth
Read 24 books


Make $2 Million in income per year by the time I am 40
Have been on CreativeLIVE at least 5 times in the next 5 years
Be on Craftsy at least 2 times in the next 5 years
Have over a million people know about my message of “Full Artist” (because I severely dislike the term “starving artist” and it bothers me to no end)
Become a university professor
Have my own photography studio
Take a trip every month for a whole year
Visit every continent
Volunteer my time to help Brooke Shaden at the Light Space
Meet Tiësto

3/1/18 – I know the photo above is a bit random, but I am in Copenhagen now and I walked beast this art space and saw this. I fell in love with the light and dream to have a studio that looks like this one day. Ahh the portraits I would create <3

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