There's a principle in screenwriting called SAVE THE CAT! It tells us creative folk that, in order to best paint the picture of our protagonist, our "good guy" in the story, we should have him/her so something NICE - an example being, saving a cat stuck up a tree.
That's where you first meet the hero and they are being set up as the hero.
You know the scene in Aladdin where he FINALLY snags that piece of bread in the street? Only to give it to another homeless kid? Or when he stands in the way of the guards whip so that he can't hit the same kid. Even though Aladdin is clearly a street rat...
HERO COMING AT YOU, VIEWERS! 🧞♂️
Why am I telling you this?
Because you need to be the HERO of your OWN STORY and SAVE YOUR OWN CAT!
There is something in this world, this universe,Wh that you have been called to do.
You may already know what that is, you may not. (If you're not sure, my upcoming online program I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU can help you with that.🔥)
WHATEVER IT IS - you must take ACTION TOWARDS IT.
You must do WHATEVER IT TAKES.
FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES.
UNTIL IT TAKES.
Because there's only ONE OPPORTUNITY.
Be the hero of your own story - SAVE YOUR OWN CAT(S)!
- Amanda Louise 🐑🖤
P.S. I'll put the deets for I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU in the comments below. We kick off Monday 11th of March! I've been out and about promoting the book at some Expo's in Brisvegas so the price is not to be missed!
Experimental rock god, Frank Zappa once said, “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your sh!t, then you deserve it.”
And true…to a point.
What if someone WOULD go against the grain if only they KNEW they could?
Maybe they just don’t realise they CAN – yet!
Have they ever been taught to question these things?
To embrace independent thought?
I know myself, if someone hadn’t opened the door for me, I would still be stuck in the same rut I was 5 years ago…
Thing was, my then partner, now fiancé, future husband got me to read The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris.
Tim teaches people how to free up their time so that they can undertake learnings, travel and projects they are REALLY passionate about.
His message is that you really CAN have it all. All he does is open the door – the rest is up to you and your imagination.
And that’s one of the things I love most about what I do – now, I open the door for people, too!
I point them in the right direction on the right path.
To happiness, joy and fulfillment.
All because someone opened the door for me.
And for that I am forever grateful.
So here’s to opening as many doors for as many people as possible.
Once the door is open, it’s up to them whether they go through it or not.
And then, as Frank said – if they end up with a boring and miserable life…
Then they deserve it!
- Amanda Louise
Legendary martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee once said, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
The man had a point.
Do you bicker with your significant other over things that really don’t matter? It happens to all of us at one point or another (me included!) and at times it can become paralysing.
But here’s the thing. You can stop it from manifesting, and you can stop it IMMEDIATELY.
It’s all about how you see things – and if you take a leaf out of Mr. Lee’s book, you’ll be well on your way.
Have a think back to the last argument or spat you had. What was it about?
Chances are, when you boil things down, it was that your partner didn’t meet your EXPECTATIONS.
They didn’t take out the bin.
They forgot to be at home 10 minutes early to leave for an appointment.
They weren’t paying attention.
So you got frustrated.
And one thing led to another and before you knew it…BLOW UP.
At the end of the day, does any of that small, insignificant stuff REALLY MATTER?
Not. One. Bit.
Imagine if you had put that time you spent arguing and carrying on to better use?
The solution to stopping the arguments and getting those hours back is simple – swap out your expectations for appreciation.
Change the channel.
Tune RIGHT IN.
Pay attention when they do the dishes.
Or buy your flowers.
Or call just to say hi.
If you stop focusing on your expectations not being met and instead focus on being grateful for all the amazing things they bring to your life, you’ll find you’ll both be MUCH happier.
You’ll also remember why you fell in love in the first place…
Prioritise gratitude and park your expectations FAR away.
You’ll be hella glad you did!