Motivational & Self-Development Blog

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Is the Grass Really Greener?

Comparison is the biggest thief of joy. The grass is always greener on the other side, but what if you just focused on watering your own grass? Success won’t happen overnight, and it looks different for everyone. What is meant for you, will be for you regardless of what others do.

I’d Rather Have Lemonade!

Life has no shortage of unwelcomed obstacles and surprises, but at the end of the day, you get out of life what you put in. You can spend your time complaining and or worrying, but your energy would be much better spent on focusing on how to turn those negatives into positives. Focus on believing that you can handle any and everything that comes your way.  

Treat Yourself with Compassion!

Be kind to yourself. Leave yourself some room for error. You are human after all. You are going to make mistakes. It is a part of life but not the end of the world. “You attract more bees with honey than vinegar.” The same logic applies when dealing with people and yourself! You will get better results when you lead with kindness and compassion rather than negativity and pessimism. 

  • Strive for consistency over perfection. Perfection is a pipe dream. No one is perfect. Not you, not your favorite brand, not even your favorite dish from a restaurant. And guess what? That’s ok! You don't need to be perfect and no one expects you to be. Its the effort that counts; the willingness to learn as you go. Its the consistent effort to improve that makes something perfect. #effort #consistency #masteryourmind #nothingisperfect
  • When it seems like things keep going wrong, don't stop. Keep going! Oftentimes, things are terrible, right before you get one of your biggest breakthroughs. Later on, you realize that you needed to go through those tough times to put you in the perfect position to not only succeed but to be able to handle that success as well. Not everyone has what it takes to succeed, but you do. Push through so you can see the light on the other side. #keepgoing #stormswillpass #pushthrough
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  • Are you brave enough to fight for your dreams? Success requires risks, and that can be scary! But you know what's truly scary? Knowing that step could have changed everything and you didn't take it. All it takes is one act to tip the scales in your favor and push you towards making your goals a reality. Be brave and go for it! Things could turn out better than you imagined. You have what it takes. Just take it one step at a time and it won't seem as scary. #yougotthis #bebrave #goforit
  • How are all of my boss babes? As strong and independent as we are, we need people to check in on us from time to time. It's nice to know that people will have your back when you need it and can support you. I'm sure we all have some strong friends we can check in on as well. Check in on your circle today. Remember, flowers need sunshine and water on a regular basis, not just occasionally. So I hope all of you are doing well! #checkin #independentwoman #friends
  • The only competition you have to worry about is you vs you! When you start doing things to better yourself regardless of what others may have to say, you'll realize how insignificant competing with others really is. You are the only one that has the power to decide how your life will be. Make your life whatever you want and whatever makes you happy! #behappy #nocompetition #youvsyou #selflove #happiness
  • Adulting can be a series of peaks and valleys. You are fighting for your life one moment and then coasting towards a win the next. Although you should always allow yourself to enjoy a resting period, do not allow yourself to become stagnant. Take breaks when needed; stop and smell the roses from time to time. But do NOT take your eyes off the finish line. Don't let all of those long nights and hard days be for nothing. Eyes on the prize love! #rest #takeabreak #selfcare #eyesontheprize
  • Life is tough, but you are tougher! We all have our own mountains to climb. Ask for help when you need it, but KNOW that you have what it takes to get to the top of any mountain you face. There is no cheat code to life. Success requires sacrifice, discipline, and hard work. If you want the victory, you are going to have to work for it but know that you will be victorious no matter what. #onestepatatime #youarecapable #victory
  • I think we can all agree growth very scary. Don't be afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Uncertainty can be scary, but it can also be the best thing for you. You can find strengths and skills you never knew you had. Don't short yourself the success & growth that is coming your way because you are afraid of being a little uncomfy. Stand tall, and face change head-on. You got this love! #yougotthis #changeisgood #growthmindset
  • A hard lesson everyone should come to learn is that you are responsible for your own happiness. The same way you are responsible for getting yourself up for work, you are responsible for your happiness. Find whatever tools you need that will help motivate you. Believe in yourself when no one else will. Be kind to yourself when no one else will. You have everything within yourself that you need to be happy, but you have to want it for yourself. #happiness #innerpeace #motivateyourself
  • We don’t really think about it, but the relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you'll ever have. Humans make mistakes. I'm sure you've had a time where you turned to someone close for support and encouragement, and the response you got was less than what you were looking for. So you need to know that no matter what, you will always have your own back and you have everything within you to get you through anything. #harshtruth #selflove #loveyourself #yougotthis
  • Your 20's are made for growth. It's ok if you stumble or fall. It's ok if you don't have everything figured out. Use your 20s to get those learning mistakes out of the way. That way you will know where you want your roadmap to lead you. Failure can be the best teacher. We all fell when we learned how to ride a bike. Life is the same. You may get some scrapes and bruises along they way, but you’ll be better for it. Get back up and try again!! #getbackup #keepgoing #growth #yougotthis
  • Are you chasing someone else's idea of success? We all want success and happiness but that looks different for each person. Whatever you strive for, make sure it is what YOU want; not what your friends want or what people say you should want. You can't find your happiness through someone else, so make sure you figure out what makes you happy and give it your full effort. #doityourself #yourdreams #tunnelvision #dowhatmakesyouhappy
  • The more you grow, the more you realize your requirements & standards change. That means you need to stop accepting less and start demanding what you need. Stop accepting excuses and start demanding what you deserve. A superstar is not going to beg a fan to pay for a ticket. They know their worth, so the fan can either buy a ticket or not. You've got an empire to build love! If they can't afford the ride, unfortunately, they will get left behind. #noexcuses #selflove #demandwhatyoudeserve
  • Are you at the top of your To-Do list, or do other people and tasks always come first? Truth be told, how many people go out of their way to check on you, the same way you check on them? How many of those tasks really have to be done immediately? This is meant to make you re-evaluate how you prioritize yourself. To give the best of what you have, you have to be at your best. Your self-care goes hand-in-hand with your happiness and success. #peaceofmind #selflove #selfcare #prioritizeyourself
  • We can feel a constant urge to give until we have nothing left. Your bosses at work expect more and more from you the better you do. There is this societal pressure to find a side-hustle or owning a business. Friends take turns on who needs a shoulder of support. My message to you is simple: Save some for yourself. You give to others regardless of what you are going through . A car won't do you much good if there is no gas left in the tank. #selflove #selfcare #prioritizeyourself
  • The unknown is scary. And by now, a lot of us have had some pretty unpleasant experiences with surprises life thought we needed. That being said, you don't control the deck of cards life chooses to give you, so don’t let it consume you. Focus on your strengths. You've gotten through life this far, so you'll get through whatever comes your way. Have some faith in yourself! #controlyourmind #havefaithinyourself #thinkpositive #youarecapable
  • The mind can be a scary place to be if you let it run rampant. Don't waste time or energy focusing on what is beyond your control. Focus on what you can, give it your best effort, and let everything else go. #focus #controlyourmind #focusyourmind #letitgo
  • Sometimes we just need someone to tell us that we are doing a good job and that they are proud of us. Well, I am proud of you and you are doing great! Keep going! Tag someone you want to encourage and spread some kindness today! #youredoingamazingsweetie #tagafriend #encourageyourself #encourageothers