I often get girls coming to me for advice on work, modeling, success.. or just wanting to know how I do this or that because I am successful in what I do. I always lend a hand and help (pay it forward, I treat people like I wish to be treated) but it always seems to fall on deaf ears. Then I read the one rule I live by in Deepak Chopra’s book: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and was like wow! So I’m not just full of fanciful ideas and hocus pocus! Someone else out there agrees!
Since I’m a bookworm, I’m always curious to see what other people highlight in their books. So I’ll tell you what’s been highlighted in my copy of this book, that sits on my nightstand all the time for constant reading (it really is that good of a book). Chapter 6, The Law of Detachment. I’ll write a quick excerpt so you get the jist:
“The sixth spiritual law of success, the Law of Detachment, says that the way to acquire anything in the universe is to relinquish our attachment to it. This doesn’t mean we give up the intention to create our desire; we don’t give up the intention, and we don’t give up the desire. We give up our attachment to the outcome. The moment we combine one-pointed intention with detachment to the outcome, we will have that which we desire. Anything we want can be acquired through detachment, because detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of the self. The source of wealth – or of anything in the physical world – is the self, the field of pure potentiality that knows how to manifest everything. All we need to do is nurture our deepest intentions in our heart and go with the flow.” – Deepak Chopra – Link to the book on amazon
Now if you’re anything like Bryci 10 years ago you probably won’t even be reading this anymore and have closed the tab. If you’re anything like Bryci now, you’re not reading this paragraph yet because you’re busy re-reading that paragraph above, then off to buy the book. Admittedly I wasn’t even the one who bought this book, James did and I stole it from him one night because I had gone through all my available reading materials and this was all that was left. Yeah, it’s not a bedtime book. It’s not light and fluffy, and it’s stuff that you want to stick in your brain. I read it often so the little pieces of advice will hopefully get ingrained into my hard wiring. The line above ” ..the way to acquire anything in the universe is to relinquish our attachment to it” is written on sticky notes around my home, on my bathroom mirror, on my computer monitor.. because it’s the most invaluable piece of advice I’ve ever heard or have retold. I tell everyone who asks me for any kind of advice this line, because it’s what has made me who I am today. It’s what’s made Bryci.com so friggin awesome and notable.
Why was Bryci.com an insta-boom overnight? I’m sure everyone out there has their own opinion, but in my opinion it’s because of why I started it, and why I kept doing it. I started Bryci.com as a blog a long time before I turned it into a modeling photos/videos collection website. I blogged for fun. Random BS that I’m sure no one read, but I had fun doing it. It was my release and my fun place to go and do whatever I wanted with. Then one day, James came to me and said hey, why don’t you and I go have some fun and come up with some beautiful photos? It was a sunny day, so we did just that. I reached into my everyday wardrobe, grabbed a pile of clothes and hopped in the car. We searched out some beautiful locations.. a beach, on top of a mountain, a boulder that overlooked the lake.. and the whole while we just had fun. Finding beautiful places, the sneakiness of getting nude in public, and creating beautiful images that we ourselves would want to look at. I’ve never thought of myself as anything noteworthy to look at to be honest, and hell yes I criticize myself all to pieces on bad days! But I started my website to have FUN, as a release and a hobby, something neat to do. That’s why I continue it, and why I’ll continue it long past the point where others think I should stop modeling because my granny boobs now cover my belly button, because it’ll always be fun!
Anyway, what I’m trying to say (and what I ALWAYS try to say to anyone who asks me advice).. have FUN. Have PASSION in what you do, and you’ll be successful. You’ll be successful in the most important way… because to be ultimately successful is to be HAPPY!!!! And then a neat thing will happen… others will take note, and you’ll be successful in popularity and even monetarily too, if that’s what you want. I started my website with a “you know, let’s go have fun, throw a mash of all these random photos we take into the site, and hey if it makes enough $ to go to McDonalds once a month HOO AHHH!” hehehehe
Be happy. Because no one knows why we’re really here for sure.. so why not just go and be happy? PS – Thank you Meredith for inspiring this blog