First Aid

Ya know I believe that we are made to thrive not simply survive and we end up thinking we are here to survive cause we give up on hope and our dreams. Someday’s are just here for survival and it’s important to know how to survive.  So there things that we have to take care of. We can’t hide in a corner and wish them away. If there is a bear outside my home who wants in and it’s not leaving I only have a few options and survival means assessing situations and making plans and facing fears.

ikon-republik-1I feel like lately I’ve been cut and bleeding and I it feels impossible to get to the thrive if I am still trying to survive.  So this week I have been taking care of little cuts in my life. My goal is to stop the bleeding, move past survival and continue toward the goal of Thrive.

So This week I organize more, Work a ton and face my fears and struggles.

ikon-republik-1-128Dude! There is this 12 dollar fee for a site that I signed up for 3 years ago and the site never worked and for 3 years I’ve been paying 12 dollars to a guy in another country for no reason at all. For 2 years I’ve tried to stop this charge and It never stops. So this week It will stop. I’m calling paypal. I’m emailing the company and I’ll even email the guy if I need to.

Lately l’ve been asking myself this question and it’s one of the steps I have to do continually.

Am I majoring in minor issues or minoring in major issues?

Turns out in the past I waste a lot of time so I’m changing that and I’m fixing my cuts and bruises.

A cool thing is happening already. Magazine sales are up. Photo sessions are up. Have seen that movie? It’s up!

I wrote this yesterday…..

ikon-republik-1-12So I had a great weekend. I went to Green River with a friend and we shot and camped. I shot pistols with guys and when white Water kayaking. The entire weekend was a blast and I am really tired. Right now I’m sitting in Liberty Park in SLC and chilling in the back of my van and getting things done. I did a lot of thinking while I was in Green River and it’s crazy how fast things can change. It used to be that I could call a friend or get a call from someone who wanted to me to shoot for them and I could make it happen that day. Sadly those days are ending. It’s a good thing too cause it means my business is growing and that’s good. Right now I am the process with my Business manager of planning out the next 6 to 8 months of my life and my business. I have serious goals and I am more organized than I have ever been in my entire life.
To reach the goals I’ve set I have to go on a diet.  I have to consider everything I do, even how I spend my time. I won’t be working for companies that don’t want to pay me. I ikon-republik-1-10won’t be taking on a lot of personal photo work. I have to stop and focus and I’m working do everything I can possibly thing of to structure my day so I flows smoothly.
I feel that after I reach this goal then I can be more lenient with my time but I don’t know.
The thing is before, I did o.k and thing were growing but I don’t want what I wanted before and I didn’t have the same reasons so now things have changed and I know exactly what I want, where I want to go and how to get there so I’m going for it!
At first I wondered if this change was selfish but then I figured out it’s not.
This world is not a static anyhow. Change has to happen. Even things that change will continue to change and it can be good or bad and it’s really up to you and me and all of us.  I feel like most of the time our live end up being a culmination of what we see and believe about ourselves.  So for few moments I’m going to reminisce on the past and how lax and nice it was cause it’s gone and now its time to be busy and face fear and go out and create the life I want!

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29542539_575560679468351_1293834666086801606_nIkon Republik- I live and travel in a frickin van and I founded a magazine, VEGA Magazine.   My magazine is full of beautiful nude women and soon it will include amazing articles on how to improve your life!  Out of the last 8 months, I have spent 4 of them living in the desert, under the stars and cooking over a campfire that was made with two sticks and a bow. I believe in self sufficiency and integrity. Now you know a little about who I am. My plan for touring the USA and teaching a workshop in every state is almost finished and I’m excited to start this big adventure!




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