I am so swamped with work while I'm here in Tokyo, Japan. Today, (the 10th in Japan, 9th in America) clients started swarming in seeking voice overs and videos! I am absolutely grateful for all the business that is stirring up and coming my way. However, it is bittersweet as I only have less than 3 days left here in Japan. Regardless, as an entrepreneur who is able to work remotely from anywhere in the world there are many wonderful benefits! Hard work, focus, and dedication truly pays off.
So to make sure I stayed on track today completing all of the work I have to do, I created a to do list on my phone. I first tweeted it for accountability, if it's out there for the world to know then I make sure I am a woman of my word and stick to it. However, I do not have control of outside forces and unfortunately my work has been halted as someone is using the washing machine which is right outside our apartment (not good for recording audio files). Regardless I still have tons of time to complete my work, just later than I previously thought. I even added a new job onto the list from another client. All of this work does cut into my adventuring around Tokyo for later today, but work comes first! As an entrepreneur, I have to stick with PRIORITIES and DISCIPLINE!
Along with all this fascinatingly fun work I have to do today, I am also unveiling my new logo! Last night I put it together and it looks really nice (if I do say so myself). I thought of creating a new logo because Brotherhood of the Cross and Star kindly displayed my logo on their website for voicing their sermons and I figured it might be time for an update. I had the older one (on the left) created about 2 years ago. Check these out:
2018 has just arrived and already I know it is going to be the best year ever! I know this because I keep thinking positive, I keep sending out positive energy to the world and therefore it keeps coming back to me. I constantly humble myself by being thankful to God for giving me the gift of another beautiful day. When the mind is right, everything is right. When your mind is consumed by anxiety, fear, and all the negative things in our world then you have to reprogram your mind. It starts within, for me it started with self-love. Above all else I needed to recognize myself as a being to be loved in order to be able to give love and spread positive vibes in our world. So start off 2018 in the right way! No more doing things you should not be doing, start doing all the things you should be doing like improving your mind, your body, and your spirit. Do it for you, do it for our world. Be the change you wish to see in our world! Create the change! Show the change!
I strive everyday to be the best version of myself because I want young people to know they are worthy, that they can achieve their goals and dreams regardless of where they come from. -Shenteria Marie
The new year is here! So far this year I have been in Tokyo, Japan. It has been such a wonderful experience, filled with laughter, peace, and love. I have met many people from different parts of the world, France, Australia, India, Africa, of course Japan, and New Zealand. When meeting so many people from all over, it helps me to really recognize the oneness of us all, the world is our ground, we are more alike than we all think.
Life is certainly the most precious gift we are given, treasure it. Fill your life with memories of laughter, joy, peace, spreading love, focus on the things that make you feel good. A positive mindset goes a very long way. The more I strengthen my mind to focus on the good things in this world, the better I am able to treasure every precious moment of being here. When the mind is positive, everything becomes positive. Even difficulties appear as opportunities to make you stronger.
No matter where you are in the world, seek happiness where you are. You don't have to be in Japan or any exotic land, you just have to be you. To change one's surroundings does not permanently change their mindset. Even when I think of myself years ago and how little I thought of myself. I was focused on what other people thought of me which made me very unhappy. My focus has most certainly shifted to the things in my life that bring me joy. LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE. DO YOU but always be kind!
Here's a few pics from this marvelous month I've been blessed with in Tokyo, Japan: