President & CEO
Founder Creator WDDD® Movement
Want Different Do Different® evolved from my very own life experiences, from the realization that the world was tough, the cards we are dealt aren’t always fair, and the roads we travel are often treacherous and dangerous with no safety nets to catch us. No one was going to change my life for me, no one could fix the messes I made, undo the choices I chose, or take away the pain I had to experience, I was going to have to “DO DIFFERENT” and make an effort to provide self C.A.R.E.™ ( Choices, Accountability, Responsiblity, Expectations). In other words I had to come to understand this was my life, and if I wanted everything to change then I had to change everything!
I want to show the world my own fears, insecurities and vulnerabilities thus allowing them to show me theirs, and together through the collective power of acknowledgment and shared imperfections come to understand that we are stronger together than we ever could be alone ~ and with that strength we can change the world!
Your life evolves around the choices and decisions that you base on your emotions...when you WANT to feel good you live in the memories of happier times and feel good emotions...and the same can be said when you WANT to feel bad, you live in self pity, and relive the pain over and over again, you CHOOSE to live in the past and the painful memories and events that lead to the scars you continue to carry...WHY? ( It's what you have always done)
Until you become WILLING to allow yourself to "DO Different" you will continue to choose the comfort of the dysfunctional norm you have come to know...Your yesterday is your today mainly because you refuse to forgive yourself and/or others and you refuse to let go....it isn't about acknowledging wrong or pointing fingers or boasting about being right...its about being HAPPY! How's your way working for you?
ARE YOU PART OF THE MOVEMENT?
Our responsibility to ourselves is just that, a responsibility: to be accountable for who we are, the choices we make and the roads we place ourselves upon. Each path teaching us through self-discovery and acknowledgment that there are others who have traveled similar roads and shared knowledge of those roads often lead to helpful guidelines. Understanding that “Doing Different” begins with the smallest of things (like which side of the sink you put your toothbrush each day, why not try the other side?). We are creatures of habit, and those habits often lead to complacency in our daily lives, which stunts personal growth. Making minor changes on a regular basis leads to bigger ones.
Choosing to Do Different is a philosophy based on action fueled by a change in thought. You have to change your way of thinking by opening your mind to the possibility that someone else has a better way. There is no “right or wrong” there is “good”, “better” and “best”. Open your mind to the possibility that you can have the very best by “Doing Different”. No sugar coating of the issues and problems in your life, no justifying and denying they exist, stop blaming people, places and things, and understand that if you truly “Want Different” in your own life, then you, and only you can make the choice daily to “Do Different”. “You can wish, and hope all you want but action is what is needed to change, and as a species it is only those willing and able to change that will survive”.
My goal is teach the world that “WE” may not be responsible for the condition we find ourselves in…however; ”WE” are responsible if we choose to stay there! …Our lives are made up of choices in which we must learn accountability, we must decide that we are not a product of our world, but rather build our world as a product of our healthy minds and bodies. “We weren’t put on this earth to be liked…We were put on this earth to make a Difference…Not only in our own lives, but in the lives of everyone else”
ARTICULATE INTELLIGENT FREE SPIRIT WITH AN IN YOUR FACE ATTITUDE AND A WORK ETHIC TO MATCH
April Hartsook ~ CEO AH Enterprises, Inc. , Fitness Philanthropist, TV Personality, Motivational Speaker