Author: Thrive2Inspire

To Celebrate Issa Raes 35th birthday we are sharing some of our favorite quotes…

Issa Rae needs no formal introduction. No stranger to the spotlight, you could say she definitely owned the last decade. We are excited to see what this queen will bring to the table during the next. Producing and writing countless shows and actively speaking out to change audiences definition of what it means to be black. We are multi- dimensional people. To celebrate her work we are sharing are favorite quotes from many of the moments where she uses her stage to shine on light on life as a block woman and finding success on the internet. Drop your favorite Issa Rae moment in the comments. Don’t forget to let her know Happy Birthday! 

How to stop living paycheck to paycheck lifestyle…

67% of hiring managers say they deny candidates based on lack of eye contact Financial stress happens for two reasons:  1) You’re not making enough money to cover all of your bills. 2) Your debt is more than your income. I constantly had a knot in my chest stressing over my finances and every dollar I spent. After facing a period of unemployment I was at my lowest. However, one day I woke up and I realized that I never wanted to feel that again. I decided that I was no longer going to allow my money to manage me. I took control and learned a lot along the way towards a brighter financial future. You have to understand that we are taught to earn not how to spend or money. It is up to you to take control of yourself. Play an active role in your financial health and make the time to make the difference.I’m not saying crunch numbers all day but once or twice a week evaluate your spending and balance your …

How to cultivate work/life balance

Let’s face it. We spend more time at work than with our families. As much as we try to separate our career from our personal life, it is not always easy to find balance. The new normal in the workforce is busyness. We may not have time for everything but we do have time for what we choose to make it for. I urge you to make time to manage your stress in a healthy way.  You deserve to spend your time wisely which is why the aspects of your work do not belong in your personal life. Many of us are not even aware of the impact of being consumed by the everyday stress. Working full-time and trying to have a personal life seems impossible. Balancing your professional life with your personal life can become exhausting. Eventually the lines blur due to the demands of everyday life. The free time you get following work must be planned, prioritized, and flexible.  This method allows you to refresh your mind and reset for the next day.  Work stress can disrupt that process over time. …

Setting boundaries for your best life

This post is inspired by my stress and wavering faith to stay motivated. As humans, it is in our nature to become attached and letting go seems trivial and difficult. However, any relationship (friendship, romantic, or work ) that does not have a balance or produce good vibes should not be allowed into your ‘threshold.’ I had a hectic weekend and after all of the latest challenges to enter my life, I haven’t been feeling quite motivated to keep going. Life is funny in that way. The reality is our lives can change in an instance.  In one moment things are moving along like a well-oiled engine and then the next, BAM! You get hit with a ton of bricks and are left picking up the pieces. We all have limits. You are human and you have needs. The longer you go on putting those needs ahead of others the more you will lose yourself. Think of in terms of a scale. If you keep allowing the people around to handle you their problems or ‘rocks’ as my …

Failure is a delay, not defeat…

Failure is delay, not defeat. Success takes time and for these and other reasons a lot people give up on their dreams because the beginning stages are always the hardest. When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. You start to believe that nothing can change and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. The right opportunities never came along. It doesn’t matter the reason, what matters is that that reason is what’s holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to becoming who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You are start to fear failure an avoid situations where failure is a possibility. Such as applying for a new job or avoiding serious commitment. When you say, “yes,” to your limits you are saying “no” to your possibilities.  Choose to be empowered by failure instead of weakened by it.  It is better to endure hardships live …

What will you manifest in 2019?

You can change your life in 6 months. It is time plus consistency that creates lasting success. This will require your focus. We are approaching the halfway mark of 2019 and if you are feeling overwhelmed to achieve your goals instead of inspired this post is for you. There is still time to work towards that promotion, launch that podcast, or start that book. Success isn’t always related to talent. Without calling anybody out here sometimes the people who make it don’t have any talent at all. They just keep consistently showing up and adding value in their work that helps others. There are advantages that have been given to some. But, those advantages aren’t always helpful. People fail their way to success. No one avoids failure on their way to the top. A positive mindset is key and that is what the mantra at the top in for. Save this for the next time you’re feeling like there can’t be a new start. You have everything you need already to get things done, you …