So there is the girl we’re friends with on Facebook who travels the world. We had some mutual friends so we added her. In our upcoming documentary we want to show how travel is one way that you can become more knowledgable about the world around you and ultimately find yourself, so she was the first person we thought we should interview on the subject. Within minutes of speaking with her, we felt like we had known her since we were little. She was so well spoken and friendly, and every answer she had for us was exactly what we were looking for. For her 16th birthday she chose a trip to Europe over a new car and a cell phone. Venturing out without parents, she visited places like Athens, Venice, Rome, and Paris. After that trip she vowed to herself to travel as much as possible. She said the thinks that being able to connect with others regardless of how diverse they are is “the money in the bag”. Her aunt wouldn’t let her work for Urban Outfitters as she wanted, and instead got her a job working for Delta. This gave her the ability to travel in her free time and pursue her passion for exploration. “Traveling turned me from shy and timid to being more outspoken and confident. That led me to step out of my shell and try new things like photography and designing clothes.” Seblé wants to be the girl version of Anthony Bourdain. She loves traveling and loves food from any country.
Have the right tools.
She didn’t have any opportunities that the rest of us didn’t have. She saved her money, because that’s the main thing she needed in order to pursue her passion. I hear people complain about not having money to do things, yet they’re spending all their money on drugs, alcohol, material possessions, and other things that aren’t adding value to their life. To save money she lived at home, didn’t go shopping for unnecessary items, didn’t party; all things that anyone can do with the right mindset. Seblé eats, dreams, and lives her goals so that she can stay on track to where she sees herself in the future.
Best friends for life.
She says, “All my friends I hold close think like I do. Cut out dead weight in your life. Your friends should inspire you or lift you up. You’re either a “+” or nothing at all. Help others but if your close friends aren’t a completely positive impact on your life then you won’t grow. There’s many other people in the world that will support you and your dreams.”
“People who I have cut out of my life in the past have called me recently and said “wow I understand why you did what you did. You’ve really inspired me”. Going out to ‘that’ place, that strip club that party, it’s not anything new that you’ve haven’t already experienced. It’s not adding value to your life.
“Besides being connected to everyone through social media, everyone is secluded to themselves. It’s different when you meet people in person. When life hits you after graduation, you have to go with the momentum of your adult life. Take advantage of the people around you and meet as many as possible.”
Curiosity killed the cat. Are you a cat? i didn't think so.
Find a hobby/ a craft and you won’t get lost in life. Pick something you’ve had even the smallest curiosity about trying and go all out. If it doesn’t work then move on to the next thing you want to try. Life moves on.
Get out of the “Hamster Wheel Life” and realize you need time for yourself. Whether it’s missing out on the best concerts or parties, use that time to find yourself. Go on a walk, explore a new place you’ve never been.
Find out who you truly are.
Don’t throw yourself a pity party if there’s things you want to overcome. Take the time to think about what your truly want in life. It’s fine to not know what you want to do exactly, but the passion and drive to continue doing what you love, or going on a search to find ways to develop your interests is what will keep you persistent and lead to success in time.
Planning your life might seem like the right thing to do, because being a ‘realist’ is the safest route. However, if you go for exactly what you want and you truly have passion and dedication, money will follow. Go for it, and any setbacks are just tests put before you. You have to see your path until the end.
People think materials and being secure in life will create happiness. Despite the media showing you this type of life will give you freedom and liberation, it’s not true. Our parents and grandparents have already lived that life. You can say, “Thank you for doing that but it’s my time now. I want to make money and be happy.” If you don’t try what’s the point of living?
Everyone wants a great life, but you have to create a way to be appealing and find productivity within yourself. Go 110% or you’ll be stuck in that 9 to 5 job that everyone yearns to escape.
If you output good, it will come back to you. Be a good example and lead others to greatness.
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
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Go somewhere you’ve never been before, whether its just a new part of your city, a new atmosphere, or shindig that’s out of your comfort zone.
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