Episode 14

The Magic of Creating Space

From mental space to physical space- old beliefs that no longer serve you to that sweater you haven't worn in 8 years creating space is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to boost your productivity and creativity. Allow the old, stuck, and pent up energy to be released so that new inspiring energy and flow freely. Create the space for your creative genius to shine through and unlock that million dollar idea you've been waiting for. 

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Hi! I am your host Djemilah Birnie of www.becomingthebigme.com . I have been building businesses online since the age of 17. When I discovered the power that we hold within our own minds my world truly began to change.

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Want to surprise yourself, you're going to surprise

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yourself with the things that you think of the ideas that you

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have. And I guarantee that your million dollar idea that you've

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been waiting for that you've been searching for probably

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searching for online trying to find through inspiration to

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other people online, through social media feeds through the

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content people are writing, you're trying to get inspired by

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them. You're trying to spark new thoughts and new ideas. That's

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all great to a certain extent. But

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for you to get your million dollar idea

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for you to create the life you want for you to truly step into

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your purpose for you to truly become the person that you're

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supposed to be putting needs to come from you.

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Hello, fellow Earthlings. Welcome to the becoming the big

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me podcast. I'm your host, Djemilah Birnie. And together,

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we will be stepping into our highest potential, exploring all

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things mind, body, and soul. With justice, major business,

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you're a spiritual badass solopreneur and a warrior for

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change, you're ready to expand your impact and leave your old

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self behind in order to raise your vibration so that you can

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positively influence your business, your community, and

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ultimately, the world. Without further ado, let's dive right

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into it.

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What is a party paid? Hey, hey, hey,

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I am in such

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a good mood today. It

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has been an absolutely fantastic last couple of days, there's

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just so much awesome shit going on right now. And I can't wait

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to share with you everything that's going on. Not yet,

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though, unfortunately, because I want to finalize everything, get

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everything all packaged up rolled out. So I can actually

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share the details accurately with you. But the past couple of

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days have just been a whirlwind of just inspiration, creativity,

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and just positivity coming into my life. And I am just so

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excited for what is to come. And what I am creating the

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inspiration and the ideas that have been coming to me the

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downloads. And I don't know, you know, there has been just some

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major, major energetic shifts since that last New Moon, which

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was the super new black moon, also the end of the retrograde

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and it's just like,

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I've just been just hit

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with so much awesomeness. And I want to just kind of talk about

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something that I believe plays into that. And that is the magic

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of creating space. I am talking about physical space, I'm

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talking about mental space. I'm talking about just space like

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base to be space to grow space to think space to do. And so one

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of the things that I have become obsessed with is cleaning things

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out purging and creating literal, physical space. When my

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daughter and I came back from Washington a couple of weeks

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ago, what two weeks ago now, when we came back, we spent

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several days just purging Marie Kondo in our life, just getting

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rid of things that were no longer using. Don't bring joy to

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our lives anymore. just creating space cleaning things out going

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through those dark corners of junk clothes, junk drawers,

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those bathroom shelves, those bathroom drawers that are just

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end up getting piled with all of this old stuff that you don't

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use went through all of our medicine cabinets just like

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cleared it out. And

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now it's like I can breathe in my home again,

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the things that are here I need the things that are here. I

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enjoy And it just makes me feel so much more high vibe. And not

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as part of what I'm talking about in the magic of creating

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space is in that that physical space going through getting rid

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of the dirt, getting rid of the old getting rid of the things

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that don't bring you joy in your home anymore. And this, you

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know, is a practice that is very, very, very important and

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talked about in Fung Shui. Now I don't really know much about

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Fung Shui, I would love to have a Fung Shui specialist on here

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at some point, because it is something that I'm extremely

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interested in learning more about, and something that I have

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been diving into a little bit on my own. And one of the big

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practices in Fung Shui is having that clear space for energy to

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flow freely when you allow things to just collect. It's

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this like stuck energy, that it just gets stagnant, and it's not

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creative. It's not bringing in the right, you know, feelings

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and flow into your life. And a practice that I have implemented

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as of late is in the mornings, I spend five minutes five to 10

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minutes, that is all and I will clear out one other little

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corner of my house, whether it's just, you know, one drawer, one

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shelf, one box, one little area, and I will just clear it out. So

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it's not overwhelming. So it's not like I'm trying to do

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everything at the same time.

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But I'm cleaning it out, I'm

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getting rid of it. And, you know, I believe that our

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physical reality is a complete reflection of our internal

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reality. So how we keep our home, how we keep our spaces, is

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a reflection of, of our inside of our minds. And not only is it

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important to create this physical space, and clear out

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old things pick up the dirt, but it's also very important

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to

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clear out that mental space to clear out those old thoughts

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that are no longer serving you those thoughts that don't bring

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you joy, those programs that maybe served you at one point in

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your life, but the season, the chapter, the book that you are

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currently on in your life is no longer serving you. And so

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that's a practice that I have now put into my morning, I

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create space, both mentally and physically, I do five to 10

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minutes of clearing just a small section, creating space in my

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physical reality. And then I do my meditations and my intention

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setting and my journaling is to, to dive into my belief systems

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and those programs that are running in my head, those deep

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closets that those junk drawers of your brain where you just

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kind of throw all your junk and then you just shut it and you

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think that you forget about it, but you know that it's there,

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right? So

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it's,

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it's so powerful, it's so powerful to just create that

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space, you know, the saying, when one door closes, another

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one opens? Well, it's very cliche, it's, you know, maybe

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overused, but

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it's, it's

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true, it's there for a reason. It is the reason why people say

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that is because when you allow yourself the space when you shut

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off one area when you take a step back from something that's

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no longer serving you you're giving yourself and the universe

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permission to bring in new things to bring in new energy

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until your life you're getting rid of that old pent up

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space.

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Now, the other thing with creating space as a creative as

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a visionary, as a business owner as a solopreneur a solopreneur.

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Anyone who is trying to be creative and download new ideas

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how you know whether you're writing a book, starting a

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podcast, creating a course coaching, just trying to be more

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present online, create content, whatever it is, you need to

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create space for yourself to be creative. And in this day and

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age, it can be really hard because there's so many

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distractions going on that we never give ourselves any mental

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space. There's the social media and all of the notifications

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happening on our phone on a constant basis. And just so much

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noise that technology has brought to us. And technology is

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amazing. I love technology, it gives me the power to

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communicate with you right now, it gives me the power to have

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friends all over the entire world like this podcast, they

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have listeners, all across the United States, I have listeners

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in Canada, Australia, like, it's just, it's Singapore, like, it's

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crazy. I love technology, it's so powerful, but we have allowed

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it to overrun our brains a lot of the time, and especially as

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business owners, because building our business, like you

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have to be present online to build your business. So you end

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up spending so much of your time, with all of these

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different distractions happening in your life, and we never give

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ourselves the space to actually think and the space to be

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ourselves, the space to actually be bored.

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One of my

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favorite, favorite favorite things, is to be bored. I

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absolutely love it.

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Why because all

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your best ideas are going to come when you're bored, when you

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don't have things going on all of these distractions. So when

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you're creating space, there's, I mean, there's so many levels.

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So so so so many levels to creating space, we already

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talked about, you know, creating that physical space by

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physically cleaning out old things, and physically getting

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rid of, you know, things that no longer bring you joy, things

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that are just sitting around and collecting pent up energy, we

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talked about creating the mental space by going through the junk

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drawers of your brain and clearing them out, bringing to

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light those programs, those old ideas and beliefs that have

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been, you know, running in the background that you just tried

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to compartmentalize and shove away, but it's still there. So

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we talked about that. But the other part of this is giving

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yourself the space to create. So that's where this boredom comes

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in, you have to give yourself that time, you have to give your

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brain space to think you have to give your brain space to become

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bored, so that it can come up with its creative genius. So you

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can come up with brilliant ideas. So you can download

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source of knowledge. So you can,

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you know, just

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think of new things and not just be constantly bombarded with the

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noise of the world with the noise of social media with the

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pressure of the notifications with the having to respond to

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everyone, all of the time. We're getting all of these different

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messages from all of these different sources. And so then,

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like how do we even know what thoughts are coming from us what

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thoughts are just replaying from things that we've seen. And

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that's where this next tip is going to tie in.

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I have

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a habit that I have implemented in my life that has completely

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changed everything. I mean, literally everything is giving

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myself space to be bored. How do I do that? Well, my phone goes

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off at a certain time at night, all the technology gets put away

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all of those distractions, all of those notifications, they get

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shot off they get put into a certain place

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and and

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that's it and then I stay up I I probably go to sleep around 10

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or 11 at night. These days, I only have to sleep about five

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hours to actually feel fully energized. And I think that part

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of this is because I now put away technology and all those

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notifications and that blue light I put it away several

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hours before I go to bed so I'm able to get a much more deep

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sleep. And I'm waking up way more energized now than I ever

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did back then when I would sleep 810 hours and The other thing

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that is happening is during this hour to two hours, is my brain

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is on fire. It's just every all of these things are just popping

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off left and right ideas content flowing through me.

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Why? Because

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I gave myself the space for that to happen. Okay, now, the next

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tip that I have on creating space is another physical tip.

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So this is one that is a tangible physical tip here. And

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that is to create a blank space in your room, I would suggest

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your room, you can do it wherever you want, really. But

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if it's at nighttime, like I would suggest your room, and

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that's what I do anyways, he blinks space, that's literally

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just a blank space. So for me, that is a whiteboard, it is a

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big whiteboard that I have in my room that is blank, I keep it

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blank. The reason being is on a subconscious level, our brains

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don't like whitespace, they don't like blank things,

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especially if it's something that is typically filled up such

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as a whiteboard, like, who just has a blank whiteboard all the

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time you write stuff on whiteboards, right? And our

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brain.

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It

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it's a sub on a subconscious level wants to fill up that

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white space. It's very similar to how our brains don't

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like unanswered questions. So when you read a question, your

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brain is automatically already looking for the answer for it.

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And that's just one of the ways that it operates. That is the

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same as space, empty space. So having that empty space in your

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bro, no technology, you're giving yourself a physical

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space, and you're giving yourself a mental space to

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create and to step into your genius, and to receive creative,

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intuitive downloads. And I'm telling you, if you do those

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simple things, if you just do those two simple things, put

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away all technology an hour before bed, and create yourself

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a blank space in your sacred place. Whether that be your

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bedroom, I like the bedroom, because at nighttime, I'm always

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getting ready for bed, putting away clothes like doing that

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kind of thing. So it's like right there and I have to see it

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while I'm doing it. Like that's the only thing you want to be

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able to see it, put it in a place that's visible, where

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you're going to constantly see it and your brain is just going

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to start filling it. Now once you fill your whiteboard, you

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take a picture of your whiteboard, and you race it, and

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then it just will keep coming because again, it's space, it's

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empty space, you are having to fill it again, your brain is

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going flowing, it is going to want to fill up that empty

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space. And seriously, since I've started doing this, like

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everything has been flowing, the ideas just keep coming. I am not

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I'm writing two books like I'm running, you know, several

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businesses I'm have this podcast and in the works launching a

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another podcast that is solely going to be focused on

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marketing, because my my agency is a digital marketing agency

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and I constantly have people coming to me, asking questions

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are very specific to the digital marketing realm, that are not

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people who would care at all about the content that I post on

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here, the spiritual stuff, definitely more of that, you

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know,

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hustle, hustle,

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energy, male energy, male centered energy. So that podcast

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is going to have a totally different feel. But all of these

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things have come to me. All of these ideas have flown to me

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with ease, since I have created the ritual of creating space for

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myself. And I think

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that scratch that.

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I know, I know that if you implement just those two, I

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mean, the other two that I started with are going to help

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you as well. But even if you don't do those at all, if you

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just put the blank whiteboard in your room, turn off all the

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technology turn off all the distractions an hour before

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that, you're going to surprise yourself, you're going to

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surprise yourself with the things that you think of the

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ideas that you have. And I guarantee that

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your million dollar idea

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that you've been waiting for that you've been searching for

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probably searching for online training. Find through

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inspiration to other people online, through social media

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feeds through the content people are writing, you're trying to

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get inspired by them, you're trying to spark new thoughts and

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new ideas. That's all great to a certain extent.

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But for you to get your million dollar idea

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for you to create that life, you want for you to truly step into

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your purpose for you to truly become the person that you're

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supposed to be that needs to come from you. And how is it

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going to come from you, if you're constantly being

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bombarded with other people and other people's opinions? I want

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you to think about that. And with that, I'm going to close

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this episode. Because I really don't want to dilute the message

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here. And I want this to be something that you take action

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on, I want you to make this sacred time for yourself.

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If you're a business owner,

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your entire business is going to transform. If you're a wannabe

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business owner, that business idea is going to come to if

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you're just working for another person, if you are an

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intrapreneur, if you are working in a organization, this is still

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going to help you because you're going to get more ideas, which

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is going to make you more valuable to that company, which

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is going to bring you more abundance, which is going to

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bring you more money. Or maybe you're working for another

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company right now. And you've been wanting to start your own

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business but you're just can't figure out what it is you just

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don't

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know.

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This is going to help you find it. This is magic. It's

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real life

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magic.

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It is a tangible thing that you can do for yourself, to step

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into your power to become the person that you're supposed to

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be to channel your inner genius and to just allow yourself the

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space to think the space to be bored the space to create.

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Thank you for tuning into today's episode of The becoming

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your host Djemilah Birnie, signing out

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