All posts tagged: Inspiration

Best quotes from media mogul Issa Rae

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 next. Acting, 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 a light on diversity and creative spaces. Drop your favorite Issa Rae moment in the comments. So, why wait until the new year to get started on resolutions. Place these somewhere you can see them and end the year on a high note. Did we also mention shes a vision board queen? Create yours and move with intention in the 4th quarter of 2021 and beyond. Small action X consistency = shccess. Take Issas word for it your dreams are with striving for.

Quotes for your #FridayFeeling

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ – George Bernard Shaw If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriett Tubman A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and …

Failure is delay, not defeat

Success takes time, and for these and other reasons, many people give up on their dreams at the slightest resistance. Maybe things didn’t go right the first time around or the way you planned. The truth is 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. Perhaps the right opportunities never came along. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities that help us become who we are. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. 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 a life you desire than to live a forced life. Failure appears to have more of an impact on our lives based on what we believe.  By …

Why habits are the invisible architecture of success

If you feel like you’re constantly ‘putting out fires’ in your daily life and unable to meet expectations todays post is for you. I used to wonder how some people get ahead of others and it simply boils down to habits. Habits are behaviors we perform on a daily or otherwise regular basis. They’re not just any behaviors, though. A behavior is a habit if some component of it is at least somewhat “automatic.” Some studies estimate that habits make up 40% of our everyday behavior. With a habit, there’s some cue that triggers a behavior. Habits are not routines but more like coping mechanisms that we have put in place to subconsciously produce a dopamine like appeal in our day. We’re not about judging habits. However, if you have specific goals in mind that you have put effort into but are not producing  results, it is recommended that your habits be the first place to look for signs of trouble. What are you doing to achieve your goals? If there is something that you …

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 …

20 things you should do in your 20’s…

Welcome to the prime-time of your life! Want to make the most of it? If so, start with these 20 things you must do in your twenties.  Make them memorable. Make it your credo to learn, live, and laugh. Here is my list of twenty things you should do: 1. Eat at an exotic restaurant. 2. Pay down debt. Your future self will be grateful. Make sacrifices and get it paid down now. 3. Travel to another country. The days of traveling abroad being only for the rich are long gone. Brands like  Travel Noire make travelling alone and on a budget feasible. 4. Learn to say no. Nicely. You are coming into your own so there’s no need to people please. We would all love to have more time to do everything. However if you want to be a success and remain You know who you are and what you want. Deny anything that stands in the way of that. Starve your distractions, feed your focus. However don’t be an ass. Politely state your reason …

Quotes to empower your work week

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.  Self-motivation is the best motivation but the hardest to maintain. Let’s face it, we are not going to be sunshine and rainbows every day. Overcome feelings of inadequacy & defeat to walk in the confidence you need to dominate your industry. Feeling burnt out? Need a boost to keep going?  For the days when you seem in a ‘funk’ and uninspired look to outside sources for the motivation, you need to stay active and focused on taking action. One of the outside sources that I look to our past examples of success. Quotes are glimpses into the minds of the world’s most well-known people who exuded self-confidence and success. For this Mojo Monday, I compiled my favorite quotes from top authors, entrepreneurs, and activists.   For Monday  “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” -Jim Rohn For Tuesday “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my desires.” -Stephen Covey For Wednesday “It is …

The impact fear has on success

When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. At least if you’re feeling how I did a few weeks ago when I project I had been working on, spending money and countless hours, persistently for months fell through because of reasons beyond my control.  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 it is holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to become who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You begin to fear failure and avoid situations where it is a possibility. No one wants to ever say aloud, “I fear success,” because it seems awkward to say. Everyone wants to be successful. We all work to have things that we want and to live an independent life. However, there are many …