We are in the fourth quarter of 2017. Just like that the year is almost over. We are just a few days into the last quarter and I’ve received about 5 emails from various bloggers and entrepreneurs, discussing how this is the last quarter of 2017, so we need to be preparing for 2018. I … Continue reading Hold Up 2018
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Unknown Have you ever took inventory of your time? Measured how much time is being spent and where it’s being spent?
My mentor once told me that my greatest strength and greatest weakness are the same. When I heard that I thought, um…that makes no sense at all. But then she said, “It’s your mind.” GASP! < mind blown > I am naturally very analytical and creative mentally. In a matter of seconds, I have thought … Continue reading 5 Things to Change If You Want to Fulfill Purpose Series – Pt.1
No. What is it about the word ‘no’ that makes people’s hearts drop a little? We don’t like the word ‘no’ and some of us have a hard time telling ourselves ‘no’. Why can’t I just eat that extra slice of chocolate cake although I’m working on eating healthier? Why can’t I buy that purse … Continue reading Just Say No
So I had a beautifully written post ready for today, and I mean it was just flowing. I'm happily typing away when this ugly little box pops up on my screen. Basically it said something along the lines of, "We're going to ruin everything you just worked so hard to create. Save?? What's save?! Naw … Continue reading When It All Falls Apart
Raise your hand if you like waiting. (insert crickets) Yeah... I don't like waiting. I also don't like not knowing. I admit I’m a little nosy inquisitive. I like to know things! And yet here I am: waiting and not knowing. I claim I want to grow in my relationship with God and yet sometimes I forget that a part of any good relationship is trust. Trust…Yuck! (Read about my trust issues in my first blog post "Icebreaker from Hell".) Do I trust God to do what He said? What He promised? Ummm… ---Read More---
Ever felt unqualified? Like there's-just-no-way-I’ll-ever-be-selected-so-why-bother-even-trying unqualified? Why would the person who is short-tempered, impatient, unfriendly, blunt-borderline-brash with people be given the shot? That’s what I thought when God said He wanted to use me. “Are you sure you want me, God?” Because as a fellow blogger told me the other day...
For the past couple of years, every summer, I participate in an event that is imperative to my self-care. The BeYOUtiful Women’s Retreat© is a time for women to get away and recharge, rejuvenate and relax. Through empowerment sessions, fellowship and fun, the retreat allows women the much needed time for self-care. This year, we were at the gorgeous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The weather was perfect, the people were amazing and I just knew I was going to have a great time...
I always thought I loved myself...until one day I realized how little I invested into ME. If someone needed help with an idea they had, I'd spend hours researching, watching YouTube videos & reading articles on how to make it happen. I'd push, encourage and motivate them to do it, stretching the fibers of my brain with innovative methods of ways to reach their goal. But when it came to my ideas, my dreams or goals...I was chillin'. I was investing into everyone else's purpose but my own. Why?
I have a confession to make. I’m a Christian but I like trap music. Probably has to do with the fact that I grew up during the birth of 90's rap music like 2Pac, Biggie, Hot Boyz lol (so telling my age here) and later Jay and Nas which later evolved into what millennials dub trap music & stripper music: Young Jeezy, Lil John, 2 Chainz, & Rick Ross. (Stick with me. I promise I’m going somewhere with this)...