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Questions from an Angel’s Advocate: 6 questions to ensure you’re qualified to live your dreams

#1. What college degree do you need to be you?

#2. What professional license do you need to be honest with yourself about what you really want out of life?

#3. What daytime talk show do you need to make an appearance on before you give yourself a big break by endorsing your own dreams?

#4. What politician, celebrity, priest, pastor, or family member needs to pat you on the back before you can begin taking some kind of action to create what matters to you?

#5. How much money do you need to become worthy of the personality and passions God gave you for free?

#6. How many of your critics need to change their mind about you before you can stop talking about them and get back to the work that stokes your fire?

Were these questions helpful? If so, let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to consider them.


T.K Coleman

Full-time tough-minded optimist
Part-time Angel’s Advocate

TK’s Two Cents on “Why you don’t need to apologize for having a bad day”

“You never have to apologize for needing support. Life is a communal affair and the journey of self discovery & personal development inextricably involves the insight and encouragement of others.

There is no shame in asking for help during a personal crisis. Nor is it becoming of a champion to pretend that all is well while trouble brews in the heart. A tough-minded optimist does not allow himself to feel bad about feeling bad. He recognizes that self-condemnation is the surest way to remain in a rut.

If you’re having a bad day, love yourself anyway. Even if everything is your fault, forgive yourself anyway. Then, do the best you can to surround yourself with the people and resources that will remind you of your inner beauty and reinforce your sense of strength.

The strongest kind of person is the one who can honestly address his wounds and weaknesses without using them as evidence of failure or frailty.

This is my two cents. Hopefully you’ll invest it in your self.

Cheers & All the best,

T.K. Coleman

Confessions of a tough-minded optimist: I was born to create!

My heart cannot be content with mere speculation. I was born to create.

No amount of contemplation, analysis, or study can produce the self-actualization that results from my decision to commit.

The willingness to take a chance and learn from my mistakes is more than enough to get started. Preparation will befriend me along the path of action.

I release my need to be perfect. I renounce my need to get it “right” the first time around. I relinquish my need to be beyond criticism.

The false security I feel by safely hiding my gifts from the world,  is not worth the life of emptiness and boredom which accompanies it.

I must allow the world to feel the weight of who I truly am, if I wish to live the life that is really mine. I must allow myself to create. I must, I will, I do.

T.K. Coleman

Confessions of a tough-minded optimist: I am extraordinary!

Today I am ready to present myself to the world as an example of the extraordinary. 

The world has no use for my shyness and false modesty.

The world needs my courage and initiative.

The world needs me to boldly step forward and give tangible expression to my God-given talents.

I have a responsibility and a right to be remarkable. I choose to embrace this responsibility.

I choose to excercise this right.

T.K. Coleman

TK’s Two Cents on “Inspiration & Creativity”

Inspiration can be invoked through focused attention and faith-based action. When we deliberately point our thoughts towards the object of our desire and perform activities, however small, that move us further in that direction, we discover our power to summon the forces that aid us in our work.

The relationship between creativity and inspiration is not unlike that of a Mother to it’s child. In the beginning, inspiration gives birth to creativity. Creativity, like a weaning child, requires the energy of inspiration to feed it. Over time, however, maturity expresses itself as the  ability to act and make decisions even when the mother is not around. The mother does not disappear at the sign of maturity. She simply takes a backseat to her child’s initiative. Once her child takes action, the mother eagerly jumps in to coach and cheerlead her offspring. When a mature child looks to its mother’s inspiration as a prerequisite for creative action, he will likely end up feeling undersupported. But if he chooses to engage in creative action first,  he will find himself quickly allied and affirmed by the very support he initially sought. So it is with the  execution of creative ideas.

If we wait for the inspiration to show up, our sense of creativity will suffer neglect and remain immobile. However, if we decide now to express our creative impulses in whatever way we can, we will inevitably discover that inspiration is like a faithful mother who rushes onto the field to cheer on her child when she observes him doing the work he’s supposed to do.

Show up, get started, do the work, and inspiration will happen.

This is T.K. Coleman and that’s my two cents

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