The Art of Making Something Out of Nothing

It takes a real genius to be able to conjure up something beautiful out of absolutely nothing. Just like creating an entire fictional world through writing compelling stories with relatable characters that feels more like we’re watching a movie. We’re able to entertain and/or educate others with a creation that came straight from our minds. Think about how powerful that is. Your mind came up with the plot(s), imagined the settings, birthed the characters, and the characters develop the more you progress with the story. All that imagery and dialogue was running through your mind. This was the perfect way to calm down my intrusive and racing thoughts where voices would speak, and I thought it would make a great addition to a story. Check out the meme below!

A meme from Facebook.


This should encourage you to keep going because you don’t want to leave your characters hanging. Finish that story! One of the greatest accomplishments I’ve had was finishing my first story which I’m editing now, and will be publishing soon. You can read about it right here.

Also, some of us have used our own pain to propel us, and it ends up inspiring others. It becomes even more meaningful when your work helps heal and enlighten others.

On top of that, your creativity can become your bread and butter if you take the time to cultivate it daily. It is an art to create things from your own imagination. The words you speak and write can hold much power, and next thing you know you’ve got a website and some books coming up. Your art and music are creations you’ve birthed, and it traces back to you. These are just some examples of things that are made purely from our minds.

Your mind can be your own factory because that’s where all creative ideas come from. When we forget about who we are we lose sight of our own creativity. We don’t want to lose that! Living in the matrix can dull out our senses, identity, and creativity. There were times when I almost lost myself in these toxic workplaces, and I managed to find a better environment to be at, so that I can have my mind right to write. My advice is definitely to cut off anything that brings toxicity into your life because it will drain you and prevent you from growing. The last thing you need is discouragement and loss of identity. It’s important to take some time to learn about who we are, so we can live a more enriching and fulfilling life.

Consistency is very important in developing your talents and gifts. You don’t have to spend the whole day on it, but it’s better to work on it daily for at least an hour. You want to average about 1 hour a day, everyday; and if you skip some days you can make it up the other days by adding more hours to it. For example, I’m currently editing my first book, and working on another one. I don’t always have time to do it everyday, but I make sure to make time on the weekends where I have more availability. So if I can’t work on it every morning, I’ll be sure to work longer hours on the weekends. Of course, if you have extra time, then the more the better.

The beauty about this kind of work is that it doesn’t even feel like work. It’s motivating to do something you enjoy doing, and that it will bring forth passive income in due time. It takes a lot of patience to be an entrepreneur. The money won’t just come out of nowhere, and you may still have to work a day job or be a part of the gig economy. Whichever it is that gets your bills paid for now. It’s always good to keep an open mind, but I understand that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone because it requires a great deal of patience, problem-solving skills, optimism, self-motivation, ambition, and drive.

You must believe in yourself and in your own vision. If you don’t believe in your own self, then who else would? People only believe what their eyes can see, so they can’t see through your eyes because it’s only up to you to work on your vision. Therefore, you keep your goals to yourself, spend less time on social media, go monk-mode, and embrace solitude so you can keep your mind straight to it without any disruptions, negative energy, or distractions. I’ve went monk-mode for about 3 years because I needed to get my life right by moving to different states to leave toxic jobs that were holding me back, and finding another tolerable opportunity for the time being. It’s not just toxic jobs, but also the wrong people can hold you back too, so keep that in mind. Bad company will prevent you from rising. You may have to reevaluate your circle. The smaller, the better. Hell, sometimes you’re better off solo. Do whatever works for you. Once you are at a place of peace, you can finally focus on keeping a steady flow of productivity, and overtime you will see growth.

Another reason why it’s best to keep your goals and aspirations to yourself is because many will not understand what you’re trying to do. Most people aren’t comfortable with that kind of path you’re taking. You will hear most people say this, “Oh, but that doesn’t pay the bills!” Yeah, it’s not a W-2 salary job. The check isn’t coming this week, but we’re not trying to live paycheck to paycheck for the rest of our lives. No, we don’t get paid to get up early and write, self-educate, research independently, produce music, go to the gym, create your products, etc. You won’t get paid by the hour, but rather you are building your identity and brand that could lead to infinite income potential. However, most people don’t believe in reaching that jackpot, but I’m crazy enough to go as far as I can to get there regardless of what anyone says. At least I can say that I tried and I won’t be living with regrets. If anything, hourly wages are a rip off, especially with the rise of prices on everything these days. Entrepreneurship is worthy of investing in if you want more out of life. It can start off as a “side hustle” then you never know, that thing can skyrocket one day. You won’t know unless you try.

These jobs will have you slaving by the clock. If I’m gonna work that hard and put in that many hours, I’d mind as well put a lot of time into my own personal growth and investing it into things that I love to do and could bring in passive income. It may not be paying the bills right now, but as it builds momentum overtime it will be able to do that and much more. We don’t wanna live the rest of our lives just paying bills. Life is more than just that, and the least we can do is try.

Just try.

Especially if you already have a talent or gift. Just keep working on it on your down time, and never forget about it.
Entrepreneurship is a great thing to get into, and only you hold to keys to reaching that success you desire. Check out “The 7 Keys to Success.” Remember that your mind is very important here, and you are a unique individual who can create something that represents you.

You are key here, but you need to realize your worth and start building upon that. Otherwise you’ll be depending on others to determine your worth which would be those low wages that we hate. First and foremost, you will need to believe in yourself more than anything because no one else will. It’s your job to bring this into fruition.

It’s yours, so go and get started! At least, do it because you love it. Don’t think so much about the money aspect. Just do it because you enjoy doing it, and then the money will come eventually. Never forget to have fun doing what you love doing! Don’t allow money or the lacktherof to discourage you, or make you dislike what you love. Never forget why you wanted to embark on this journey in the first place, and most importantly don’t forget about what you love and who you are.

Published by Yasira Akamai

Wife. Writer. Poet. Artist. Lyricist. Born in December 16, 1995. Mexican-American. Southwestern US born -> Grew up in the Chicagoland area & Northwest Indiana (mostly East Chicago) -> moved to a warmer place living that Southern coastal life. I've been writing since like around the late 2000s. Depression and anxiety was swallowing me and I had difficulty trusting others, so I decided to confide in writing. It started off as Spanish songwriting, then it evolved into English poetry, prose, and short stories the more I improved my English grammar and vocabulary. I once had to take ESL classes, until it was determined that I didn't need to anymore around middle school. I became so dedicated to writing that I just did it everyday, and it served as my daily therapy as I was battling with negative thoughts. It put my mind in a state of meditation where it opened me up to many ideas and inspiration that I lived to create. I began to notice that I could write and speak things into existence with my words and actions. I had to find myself, and search for the power of the mind. Blog posts written by the author who goes by the pen name, Yasira Akamai, are intellectual property that belongs to the original author.   ©2021 Yasira Akamai, Power_of_the_Mind_Blog

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