Creating The Blueprint For Your Dynamic Nikole Crowe

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Goodmorning good people!

I hope you are all well today, I am. Actually, except for a cough that I suspect is on steroids and is out to get me to succumb to it's quest of global domination, I'm awesome!

Now today, I shall be borrowing from the words of one of my favourite bloggers. Her name is Nikole Crowe of The Moptop Maven. She is beautiful, no, stunning, has gorgeous, natural hair and is super talented when it comes to fashion & beauty, DIY projects, cooking, jewellery creation and photography. Simply put, she's brilliant.

No, that ain't no wig or weave, tis all natural.
Now unfortunately, she hasn't blogged for the last 6 months owing to a debilitating disease with which she was diagnosed about a year and a half ago. Wilson's Disease, a rare, inherited disorder, has robbed us of the abilities of a beautiful soul. She's been MIA for months, and few are privy to her health and well being. I hope wherever she is, she is in recovery, and that she shall be back on the blogosphere soon.

Now, I would like to share a post she put up a year ago. She talks about seeking, finding and being what it is that you are here to be. Fulfilling life's purpose is something many of us struggle with, beginning from just knowing what that purpose is. Well, she gives great advice on that front.

I hope this gives you some enlightenment.

Creating The Blueprint For Your Dynamic Future.
Nikole Crowe

Good Morning Dream Chasers! 

Tell me; What is your divine blueprint? What were you put on this earth to do? What comes naturally to you? What is the one thing you feel you must accomplish before you leave this earth?

Now tell me; What work have you done today towards building the foundation of your future? Are you satisfied with the level of effort thus far? 

Every four months, I do a self evaluation to determine how well I have stayed true to my vision. I also take the time re-evaluate priorities, re-visit my purpose, and if needed re-work my blueprint. The keys to your future are in part determined by your ability to make a clear road-map, your ability to execute, and how efficient you are when it comes to executing your goals. I used to think that all movement was forward movement, until I realized one day I was just running around in circles.

I've spent the better part of 10 years trying to figure out my life guys, learn from my mistakes and implement some of these tips today!
Lets start with the basics:
For these exercises you will need to grab a sheet of paper, and go to a quiet, or comfortable inviting space.   


To help find your purpose, answer these questions:
1. What are you most passionate about? 

2. What activities do you find the most joy in? 

3. What is the one thing you feel you couldn't live without doing?

4. Who are your inspirations, and why?

5. What skills are people constantly complimenting you on?

6. What goals in your life are the most meaningful?

7. What do you want to be remembered for?
8. What comes exceptionally easy for you?

Once you have answered these questions, try to find the "common denominators". Do you see any patterns/similarities? Is there a recurring theme? These patterns/similarities are an indicator of your purpose in life. If you are still having issues; try to focus your quest on uncovering your raw, natural abilities, things that come innate to you.


Set your goals using the S.M.A.R.T method:

S: Stands for specific; you must be as specific as possible when writing down your list of goals. Focus on why you want to do it, how you want to do it, and when you want to do it.

M: Stands for measurable; you need to find a way to keep track of your goals so that you are able to make any necessary changes to your plans along the way. There needs to be "mini-goals" built in your main goal so that you are able to note milestones, and progress. 

A: Stands for attainable; make sure the goal set is truly important to you; whenever a goal is important to you, you remain motivated, and you are able to think of workarounds to bypass potential problems. 

R: Stands for realistic; make sure your goals are within reach. However don't confuse setting realistic goals with lowering your expectations. Setting realistic goals helps fuel the momentum and keep the excitement going as you move through your list. Make sure you have all the tools/skills/resources available to achieve your goals, as you are more likely to work hard to achieve them. 

T: Stands for time based; make sure to set specific dates for completion of your goals, if specific time frames aren't set, you may feel like you can start at any time. 


Once you have figured out your purpose, and written down your goals; it's time to practice the BE - DO - HAVEParadigm. Are you are a Human Doing or a Human Being? 

Simply put, you need to BE in harmony first. That is your state of being. I always say that acting in love manifests an abundance of blessings.

Once you've mastered the art of "being" you need to actually DO some work prior to HAVING the true fulfillment you desire! 

Human Doings = constantly in a state of "doing/action" which leads to never being satisfied or fulfilled.  
Human Beings = learn to let their state of "being" govern their actions. Being isn't about forcing results, being IS about letting things evolve organically. When you learn to BE, you will notice that you will act in harmony with your true spirit vs being fueled by the need to see "results".

Have a lovely, fulfilling day people.
Chilli Mango.


  1. a really nice post,i will be sharing this

  2. I have been on a similar journey and something that really helped me was The 31 day reset from Happy Black woman.

  3. Wow, this is the post i resonated with most from this great blog .Its a pity that people want to chase prestigious careers at the expense of their purpose.Unfortunately,employers are losing time to Facebooking employees who are too bored and disillusioned to do anything.I thank God i learnt this earlier. After the discover,I switched careers and today iam studying psychology and at the same time blogging just to help people discover their purpose.I shamefully remember how i wanted to do PR, HR,mass communication and project management just to fit in with my peers. Thanks Pat for this great post,you have put so many things into perspective.


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