Inspire Tag: Michael Moorcroft
Bonjour vous les gens épiques
It’s a new week with a whole new set of probabilities & awesome paths your life can take.
Let’s kickit off with #MondayMotivation
The #AntiBullying campaigns are under way & body image is ranked up high on the bullying list, especially from personal experience. In search, a model’s inspiring profile caught my eye. He seemed perfect for an Inspire Tag feature & I really enjoyed his answers today.
Michael’s posts are both motivational & wise, shedding adequate light on important matters while providing a great lifestyle bonus of nutritional value.
Meet Michael Moorcroft
lover of the sun.
grandmother used to say nasty people are jealous people, growing up I didn’t
quite believe her but now I’m not so sure.
- It has to be my mother.
She’s gone through a lot and despite all this she’s managed to survive, raise
two children, get a 2.1 in a long distance course in psychology whilst working
a demanding full time job and now is in the process of writing a novel. She
with a bad day?
- Take a shower, go for a walk, find good things to focus on. I think on
bad days it’s good to go back to the basics.
- I live close to a
protected park with a huge forest so I usually take a walk around there. Or I
make of huge teapot of herbal tea.
been your biggest failure to date?
- I don’t like that word
failure. I haven’t failed at anything because I’ve learnt from any potential
I’m proud of.
- I have a 2.1 in Law – it
was really difficult and my first year was especially tough.
- I decided to quit my job
and my life really to move to London to become a model.
modelling I’ve managed to secure a campaign for an eyewear company called
Cutler and Gross and book 8 runway shows.
- Yes I think so, I
struggle with rejection and every casting in modelling you face a high
probability of rejection.
go-to song when you need a pick me up?
- Another love Tom Odell
9. Complete the sentence, Happiness is…
- The most sought after thing but the most unappreciated.
If only everyone acted when they felt this way. So many are trapped in jobs they hate, locked in relationships, platonic or romantic, that lack meaning and serve no purpose. Living a life that somehow got hijacked along the way and is seemly beyond recovery. Find a way to set yourself free, only you can do it. Take baby steps and do things that make you feel good. Most important of all – be kind to yourself. The most important relationship of your life is the one that you have with yourself. #breakthechains #nomorefear
10. What do you do to clear your mind?
- I write, if something is
particular bad or is bothering me I burn it afterwards.
top 3 things to unwind?
- I cook at lot and I
absolutely love it.
- I read books about all
sorts and I have quite a few on the go at the minute– I’m reading Homo Deus, a
book about crystals, one on transhumanism, one about shamanism and another
about Celtic mythology.
- I read articles on health
– I’m a huge health freak,
Do you have any favorites?
- Inspiring – no. But my favourite is Apocalypto.
- If you always do what
you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.
- Every No takes me closer
to a YES – this is particularly relevant to me given my career choice!
- Hmmmm not really but I do
listen to a lot of Ted Talks and I find some of the people on there
- Kill them with kindness.
- Don’t live your life
trying to make other people proud of you or living to others expectations. Find
what makes you happy and pursue that, try to recognize when things aren’t
working and alter it. Be kind to yourself, look after yourself and treat
yourself with respect. I guess I have a few pieces.
- Make champagne – I don’t
have ever read?
- Hmmmm difficult question,
I’m not too sure – perhaps I’m difficult to inspire.
- I don’t actually, I
usually do it my bedroom.
- Who cares what they say?
1. Do you have any great Model resources/ Sites that you can share with us?
- I’m all about health and natural beauty – my go to is http://wellnessmama.com/
- Or perhaps my website would be useful – amalemodeldiary.com
2. What would you say to other aspiring Models out there?
- Persistence is key, look after yourself (physically, emotionally and mentally) and take it seriously. There is nothing worse than seeing models do it just to say they are a model to impress other people.
3. If there was just one nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be?
- Try not to compare yourself with others and their careers – everyone is different, there are no set rules in modelling. This sounds really basic but it’s easily forgotten.
in a crowd
They are YOU!
Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don’t need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.
The Magic of YOU!
So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it’s still there. Reach out and Soar with it.