Channel your Energy

it makes you feel like a boss.

Energy can never be destroyed — it is only transferred and transformed. So when you feel negative, when you feel sad, angry, hurt… channel that energy into things that will transform it into something good, something positive. We already know what happens when we project that pain onto others — we destroy relationships, we wound ourselves. We can’t afford to do that anymore. We can’t afford to inflict anymore scars upon ourselves, or anyone else for that matter.

Transfer that energy and channel it into doing something great. Master your artistry, write a song, paint a picture, doodle to your heart’s content. Listen to music, read a book, go for a run, do yoga. Get it off your chest.

Then… do something more. Be part of a great organization, make a difference in your community, share your experiences, help someone learn through your learnings. When we get trapped in the chatterings of own minds we have this way of feeling like the world is against us, or we’re all alone. The truth is, it was never about you. Think outside of yourself, see past yourself, you’ll realize the human race is so interconnected that we need this support to and from each other.

When you see that this is all bigger than just you, what was hurting you before is just… so tiny, so SO tiny compared to the bigger picture, compared to the long haul ahead of you.

Surround yourself with people who exude positivity, who make you a better you. Surround yourself with people who encourage and help you transform that negative energy. It is through our greatest pain that real progress, beautiful art, and the best version of ourselves has the potential to emerge. It’s just about where you channel that energy…

For me, I write crazy numerous amounts of post-it notes of the things I say to myself to remind me not to get caught up in my own mind chatterings. Then, I put them on my wall on top of my desk and when people visit they all say, “Holy Post-Its Batman,” and think I’m nuts. Then, I go do a crapload of things from 9am-12am at night (on average) because I’m addicted to channeling this energy. I’m addicted to building this momentum. Never stop moving, never stop hustling… and one day, the pay off will be everything I know I deserve.

Leave yourself no choice but to succeed. Leave yourself no choice but to continually become the best version of yourself. No matter how much you’re hurting…. channel, channel, transfer and transform that energy….


  1. Nayani said,

    08/29/2010 @ 10:34 am

    true words. love this post!

  2. Richie said,

    08/29/2010 @ 2:27 pm

    Couldn’t have posted this at a better time…Char you are truly a gift thats been sent my way.

  3. Britney said,

    08/29/2010 @ 9:03 pm

    amen. timing is EVERYTHING. thank you. you brought tears to my heart and eyes.

  4. Crossword said,

    09/01/2010 @ 2:18 pm

    Amazing post, great read! Energy is out there to ride, choose positive o(ve)r negative, it’s really NOT about “you”!

  5. ALn said,

    09/04/2010 @ 12:20 pm

    haaa… something so essential and true… yet hard to do… i love music, writing and drawing…yet never find the time to do so…

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