Annette Rivers Quote from the How Real Is Fear blog

How Real Is Fear?

Annette Rivers:How Real Is Fear? However Real You Make It.


Opposition exists all around us, if we allow it. I say that because YOU are the common factor everywhere you go. Your own way of thinking can be the greatest challenge in overcoming opposition. We must realize that our mind is the CPU, sending the signals to the rest of the body. those signals are dictating what the mind perceives as truth. Cultivating a positive mindset is essential to your success which starts and ends with YOU.

It is important to also realize the external opponents to your positive mindset. Often, some of the greatest influences to our mind are the people we hang around. Sometimes, we aren’t in a situation to change our friends overnight but let me suggest a great place to start. Learning to cut down and eventually, eliminate negative comments stated by family and friends is essential. You must be aware that even some people who mean you the greatest help can be a hindrance.

Most times, we simply pick up bad advice from people who never did what we are doing. One of the greatest warnings that you’ll receive from friends and family is to avoid risk. I want to bring the following awareness, in order to be successful in anything, you must be willing to take a risk. We don’t have the luxury of being a divine entity; meaning, we do not know the end of a thing when it starts. Because we don’t know the outcome, the risk exists. However, we must be willing to explore the result if we are to discover if success lies in our pursuit.

The problem with the "risk warning" also arises because it creates fear. Fear prohibits us from finding our actual purpose. If we allow fear to cripple us, we will never go beyond identifying our purpose. Sadly, many have allowed it to stop the awareness of purpose all together. What we must realize and remember is, the commonly used acronym for fear: false evidence appearing real. Your purpose is more important than the false evidence that appears to be real. Again, changing your mindset, changing the input to your CPU allows for greater vision. Fear blocks greater vision with evidence that skews your reality.

The challenge lies in your mind. Will you make the decision to actively overcome opposition?

Destiny and purpose are waiting. Choose wisely.

Annette Rivers Quote from the In Your Business blog

Journey of Purpose

Annette Rivers on the Journey of Acknowledging Purpose


I’ve had the luxury of going around and talking to people about their purpose and it’s interesting to see how people respond to questions and statements about it. I’ve realized that sometimes purpose can be an intimidating factor. It may happen because the word "purpose" triggers a lot. For some, it’s lost dreams, not identifying their own purpose or even the fear of possibilities to deter it creeps in. But, what people must understand is that everyone has a purpose and it was here before you got here. True purpose resonates in your soul because that’s its point of origin.

Allow me to encourage you to look within yourself, to look within your soul to find your purpose. You don’t get to choose your purpose because it was already chosen and what you were created to perform. You’ll most often find your purpose within your gifts, talents and abilities. so, take a few moments and list out ten things that you really like to do. After you list those ten things, prioritize them from 10 to 1 with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. What you’ll begin to realize by prioritizing the list of specifics gifts and talents, is that there’s a trend or some things may link together. This is a helpful strategy because your gifts can point you towards your ultimate purpose.

Finding your purpose is about considering yourself. Most people try and find it outside of themselves; however, it’s housed within you and it’s up to you to open the door and let purpose out. Don’t worry about what didn’t happen or how life may have gotten away from you. I know it can be challenging in this circumstance but you must come face to face with it and acknowledge it. Otherwise, no matter what you are doing, you are being purposeless to your soul.

Make up in your mind that you’re going to pursue your worth.

Because, you were worth it when purpose was placed inside.

In Your Business

Annette Rivers is Going To Get All Up In Your BUSINESS:


There’s many people who need information to start their own business because they think things can be more lucrative than a 9 to 5. While this can be true, doing a business that you’re not engrossed in can still leave you with the sour feeling of doing work. What I suggest as a prerequisite is finding your purpose.
In my Destination Destiny Workshop, I emphasize that finding your purpose is prime.

We work on exercises to engage that thought pattern and then transition into making the purpose align with a business. That isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Purpose is usually a lot more specific than the generalizations that we draw up. So, I suggest finding a specific element and applying it to a business category to be housed. Some people end up frustrated and burned out because the business category they chose wasn’t the right fit for their purpose. It discourages some and makes them walk away. That’s why this exercise is key.

Allow me to bring this important note: Purpose does not always mean financial stability. It’s true. Purpose is the gift, talent or ability, given to you, specifically, to bring about a change. Change does not always bring a financial reward along. However, fulfilling and finding your life’s purpose can bring about rewards in other ways.

Generalizations can cause people to make mishaps when identifying their purpose. There are many people who believe that their purpose is as general as, making money. Understand me, money is necessary for sustaining life but that does not make it your purpose. Sustainability in this life is a necessity, not a purpose.

Once the purpose is established, understanding the structure of the business is key. There’s several different structures and each have their own pros and cons attached, you should find out what makes the most sense for your end game. For the business structure to be effective the resolve must lie in fulfilling purpose. "By altering your purpose to fit into some other form, you'll lose the fulfillment your soul longs for".

For all of that, you might as well stay at that 9 to 5.

You’ll be just as miserable end the end.