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5 Rules For Living A Thrilling And Fulfilling Life

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I came across an absolutely brilliant idea a month or so back, and I only regret that it’s taken me this long to share it with you. Jon over at 5 Rules For Life emailed me with a (very flattering) submission request. It was right as I was heading o/s for a month or so, so I kinda forgot about it until stumbling across his blog again today. It really is a fantastic concept. In Jon’s words –

“The premise is simple – people from all walks share what they believe are the most important rules to follow for a happy, successful, and fulfilling life.”

I highly recommend checking this blog out – you may not come across with a new rule for your own top 5, but you’ll most certainly be inspired! So without further ado, here are my 5 rules for life.

1. Be present

I have to admit I’m still struggling with this one myself (and probably always will), but it’s definitely a rule I try to live by. It’s all too easy to become so caught up in the day to day that we forget that life is, in fact, happening right now. And if you’re not enjoying it, living it, being absorbed in it, pressing ‘play’, well then you’re missing out on your own life. Which is just plain sad, not to mention somewhat unproductive, and even exhausting if it means your mind is constantly anywhere but where you are. There’s a great saying that goes something like ‘forget yesterday, live for today, tomorrow will take care of itself’ (or may never come) – in fact, I think I’m paraphrasing from the Bible with that one. I’d say it’s definitely a mantra worth living by, wouldn’t you?

2. Figure out what really matters to you

It’s all very well to learn how to be present, but it’s not going to be especially rewarding if your ‘present’ is a place you don’t really want to be. The most useful thing I’ve done (and repeated) in the past decade or so is taken time out to figure out what really matters to me. Truth be told it’s a pretty hefty list, but whittling it down is half the fun and fairly insightful as well! When it all comes down to it, the thing that matters most to me is enjoying who I am and enjoying life with my family and those who I love. In order to get there, I need to generate a certain amount of money, be in a certain state of health, and create a lifestyle that allows me flexibility. Once you’ve got this stuff sorted in your mind, it’s a simple matter of setting aside time to work on achieving those dreams. I find it best to focus on just 2 or 3 ‘big’ things each year.

3. Do it – every day

Taking time to consider what truly matters takes you at least halfway to success. But, as much as the power of your mind is fairly incredible, you do have to actively take action if you want to move forward. At the start of this year I took up a 30-day challenge issued by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. I can honestly say that it was one of the most worthwhile lessons I’ve learned in recent years – and so simple! All I did was set aside (minimum) the first 10 minutes of each day for something that was really important to me. The task I chose at the time was my writing. Getting through the entire challenge was tough, but incredibly rewarding. I don’t think I’ve ever written as much as I did in that month, and I’m quite certain it both improved my writing skills and set the tone for a productive year of blogging. And although I’ve reverted to bad habits on occasion, I’m pretty good these days at doing first things first, and am even learning not to worry if ‘second’ things don’t happen at all. Give it a go – I guarantee you’ll love the outcome!

4. Learn the art of acceptance – you’ll save yourself bucket-loads of stress

One of the best lines I’ve heard comes straight from the mouth of Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate (awesome movie, if a little disturbing!). As the big man puts it – “it is what it is”. I think that if you can learn to apply this mantra to various situations throughout your day, you’ll find that you become a much calmer (and therefore happier) person. I know I’m not the only one who harbors stress, ill-will, frustration within my mind. And to what end? Most things are never going to be as bad or as powerful as they initially seem, and even if they are, what’s the point of worrying about something you can’t change? It is what it is, and it will eventually pass. I love that part of the Serenity Prayer that goes “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.

5. Don’t be afraid to snob convention and break the rules once in a while – even your own!

Courage to make change is possibly one of the greatest things that we can conquer. In most cases (and quite particularly when it’s something worth fighting for) the easy path is the one of least resistance. It’s always tough to go against the grain, whether it’s by following less-than-conventional nutritional wisdom, by questioning an ‘expert’ or power of some sort on an issue you just don’t quite agree with, by choosing to take up any sort of belief path, or activity, or even hobby that differs from that which your peers or society deem acceptable. But what’s the point of even living if you can’t at least try to be true to yourself? If that means making a stand and taking the flak for it, so be it. If it means a huge leap of faith in your career or personal life, well isn’t it worth the potential gain? And if it means you even have to redefine your own boundaries now and then, well then you really have conquered the art of living. In my mind at least! After all –

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Here’s the thing girlfriend.

Sister.

Brother.

BADASS REVOLUTIONARY FUCKING LEADER YOU.

You came here to be all of you, be all of you now.

And now?

It’s time.

👉👉 IDENTITY.

10 Days with Katrina Ruth to Wake You Back Up to You. And Unleash the Game You’re Done Waiting For.

Day 1 LIVE Asskickery shooting into your soul in just a few days time!

DAILY you + me + God + soul to follow.

This?

Is the do/not/miss time going into you that you’re soul has been hungering for and it’s time.to.FEED it!

Here’s how it’s going down:

> 10 Days ALL new live online course with Katrina Ruth

> DAILY asskickery | activation | bulletproof coffee up the booty (that’s me)

> DAILY journal prompts | worksheets | exercises to get you going and flowing into ALL of you

AND:

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> All trainings recorded and yours to keep for life in your Katrina Ruth Members Dashboard (training times will be announced day by day as we begin. Day 1 live asskickery at XXXX. Training times will vary day to day to account for students all around the world!

> Live Facebook Group with Kat and the #KatNinjas throughout

> IMMEDIATE and then DAILY and then FOREVER AFTER switch flickin’ into YOU as soon as you say yes! (That is just how this works).

What to expect, from this time together?

Every.single.thing. you’ve always known was there within.

> Certainty. Of soul, of God, of what flow requires, of, well, everything.
> Ability to always know the right decision to make, and how to make it. NO MATTER WHAT.
> Courage and abilily and inner strength to then ACT as you need to
> Ability and soul certainty walk away. Know what to walk away from. Shred and burn. Immediately and as required. Amen.
> ALWAYS ability to access flow. Message certainty. Soul guidance on what you create, unleash, how, to whom.
> Magnetism. Activated. From within. To and from your soul peeps. In all areas.
> Money certainty, where it comes from, how to inhale / exhale it, infinitely, PEACE on this.
> Peace. In general. Where it comes from. How to be IN it. How to return to it when it seems far away.
> Moving through the ‘woods’ of business, of life, of you. Recognising it. Being okay with it!
> Leaning in. Surrender. The things that go with this. How to let it be easy, happy, a joy!
> JOY. From God. From within. All THROUGH you. AS IT WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE.
> Forgiveness, and grace. Where you know it comes from. How to receive it fully.
> RECEIVING. Unlocking the portals to. Opening up the floodgates. Seeing where you dial it back. Stopping that shit!
> Turning up the dial in all areas. What it means, and how.
> BEING the mofo light. Being all of it. Owning your too muchness! SWAYING with it.
> Being in the dance with God and soul and life and ALWAYS knowing your next move. ALL of that. And so much more.
> Creating. Being the artist the messenger the performer the leader the shift the YOU, who just lets it flood out. Knowing what works. Does not. How to release. Go deeper. And also? Sell TF outta that game.
> Being the leader NOW. Appointing yourself. What it means and why you’re already pre-approved.
> BIRTHRIGHT. Accessing and owning your soul blueprint. The blueprint of YOU. Of purpose. And destiny. And truth. Let’s go!

You want more?

There’s so much more.

^^ This? Is the warm-up, the first bit of what dropped through to me when I felt in to this, allowed it to come through, for you.

We will see what unfolds,
when it unfolds,
when we enter this dance,
together!

But what this is really about, and why you know you need to be here?

You’re done with playing the game of waiting to play the damn game.

Identity, baby.

IT’S TIME.

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