You Are as Strong as You Tell Your Mind

Every day we are faced with challenges and hurdles that we can either go over or have them stop us in our tracks. It is in those moments we question our own mental and physical strength. Just how strong are we?

Have you ever seen metal forged into a samurai sword (a katana for instance)? I’m guessing not a lot of hands went up and as you’d have guessed neither did mine. But, it has been said in the Japanese culture that the samurai’s sword was his soul. Many claim that an authentic katana is folded over 1,000,000 times to create steel of the highest quality. Keep that in mind as you continue to read this post.

After watching the journey of people around me (family, friends and colleagues) and personalities in the media that you see, hear or read about almost daily, like Sir Richard Branson, an important revelation has come my way. In order to get where you need to be (especially as an entrepreneur), you have to be put through a series of tests (or be folded over a million times) to see if you are ready to receive your blessing; your destiny; that which is rightfully yours.

You are not as strong as you think you are. Let me put that another way; you are not as strong as you need to be just yet. By this I mean to be the best that you can be, you have to be at your very best and strongest.

Sometimes we put so much effort into getting where we envision our start-up businesses, professions, whatever the ambition and it feels like our best isn’t nearly enough to get us to our desired destination. That’s simply because we’re not as strong or as great as we can be.

When we discover our inner-strength and greatness, all that we wished to accomplish will suddenly start to fall into place. Don’t be overwhelmed and don’t fear your success. We both know that at this point, you’d have worked hard for it and everything that comes your way going forward would have been well-deserved.

Hold on to your dreams and aspirations with all your might. You’re very close to being the best you that you were meant to be.

Here’s a Quick Way to Name a Graphic Design Business or Any Other

The other day I responded to a question via LinkedIn on “What is a better strategy, using your name as a solitary (graphic) designer, or using a company name like (such and such designs) how does this impact on getting new clients?”

Here was my response written below:

Personally I think using either your name or using a graphic design company name works well. I suppose what you have to look at is where you want to take your company in the short, medium and long-term and make your choice based on your goals and aspirations. I think too that you can bring in your personality into your (graphic design) business name by using your name as the inspiration.

Read: 7 Valuable Tips to Perfectly Name Your New Startup

In my case, by using my initials ‘P.H.R.’ as the inspiration, I was able to create a name that said what my company did and what it was about, so in the end I came up with ‘phresh Ideas & Designs’. The first three letters in ‘phresh’ are my initials.


Though the response was to a graphic designer, the approach is still applicable in naming any startup or company. Good luck!