I’m tired y’all. No for real for reeaaalll. Since the middle of December, I’ve been going 100 miles a minute. Between my full time job, running my Destiny Inspired business, raising two girls, managing my oldest daughter’s modeling, hosting events, attending/supporting other events, ghostwriting blogs for others, managing clients and more. Whewwww
Ya girl is TIRED!
I had to share that. I love posting all the great stuff, but I also love the behind the scenes.
Oftentimes people ask me how I do it all since I do way more than what is posted. The answer is that I just get it done BUT this last couple weeks, I am feeling EXHAUSTED. My 43 year old body is like HOLD UP SISTA.
So, I’m hoping my glasses make me look NOT SO EXHAUSTED. lol
This Super Mommy is Super Tired! I will be scaling back and catching up on my nap times.
My SELF-CARE goals for this week include getting more sleep, enjoy some coloring in a coloring book and treat myself to a bouquet of flowers to celebrate ME just because.
Thank you Lord for some good restful sleep tonight to prepare for my week.
Good night peeps. May you have RESTFUL sleep too.
Are you feeling fatigue and ready to step up your self-care?
It comes down to the why, how and what. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they explain WHY you do it.” Let Simon Sinek remind you of the importance of your WHY. This simple video from Simon Sinek reminds us how important it is to express our why, how important it is – as leaders- to be sure our staff knows their why, and why we do what we do. Other times, it goes back to the need for a hard reset in your life.
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Have you ever been in pursuit of your dreams and become discouraged during the process? I have. The process of building a thriving business – Destiny Inspired Consulting, providing freelancing services on Fiverr and a money-making blog can be exhausting. Anyone who has a full-time day job, a family, and wants occasional ME time, exhaustion will certainly occur. Does that sound familiar?
There have been times when I wanted to throw my hands up and just say, “SCREW IT. I’M DONE!” It seemed easy to quit, however, I had to remind myself of the reasons WHY I started a consulting business and thriving blog. While I know my business and blog will, one day, be a great source of six-figure income, my initial reason for starting Destiny Inspired Consulting and starting a blog came from the desire to help others and to share my journey. Therefore, when I get tired and frustrated pursuing “success,” I have to remind myself WHY I started in the beginning.
I started noticing that the most frustration occurred when I had to learn a new skill to grow my business. For instance, I run a blog and consulting business, but that includes me learning various mediums to communicate my blogs and services. I am not an expert videographer, however, I recognize videos are shared on social media significantly more than simple text. So, guess what? I have to spend time figuring out the most effective ways to incorporate videos into my business to increase the people I am able to share my information on a global level.
The expert in anything was once a beginner. Every pro was once an amateur. Many people have dreams yet are afraid to start. A motivational quote says, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” I agree. You will never become an expert, if you don’t actually get started. You have to start somewhere and you have to celebrate your small successes no matter what. Dream big and start now.
Think about the fact that everyone started somewhere. Sometimes we look at successful people now as if they became successful overnight. Before you know it, you will be the expert but you won’t know unless you get started. The problem kicks in when you compare yourself to an expert.
Sure you will hit roadblocks. You will get tired of marketing, strategizing, and executing your business plan. You may fail at something, but that is awesome because there is a lesson in every failure.
A few of things to keep in mind while pursuing your dreams:
Do not compare yourself to anyone; you are an original.
Push beyond your comfort zone.
Remember WHY you started pursuing your dreams.
Do not be afraid to just GET STARTED.
Study those individuals or companies who are successful in your niche.
Celebrate all successes, big or small.
The expert in anything was once a beginner.
Are there areas in your life where you need to be more intentional about celebrating successes?
I don’t care what it is just celebrate success. APPLAUD YOURSELF! If you fail at something, identify the lesson and celebrate the fact that you tried.
REMEMBER: Every PRO was once an AMATEUR! Every Expert was once a Beginner!
Everyone has the ability to dream, but not everyone has the tenacity and drive to chase their dreams. Remember, to JUST START, DREAM BIG, and CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSES! You’ve GOT this!
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“First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber”
“The panel follows a workshop for college women to ensure that they are getting paid fairly at every step of their careers.”
SACRAMENTO – First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will lead a discussion on equal pay and gender equality in the workforce hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus TONIGHT (8/27/19), joining New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Black Caucus and Vice Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
The event will also feature a “Know Your Rights Workshop” from Equal Rights Advocates, and the launch of #EqualPayCA: College Edition resources designed to help college students across California achieve pay equity at every step of their careers. A typical woman loses hundreds of thousands of dollars over her lifetime to the wage gap, but one study showed that negotiating a pay bump in your first job can increase lifetime earnings by over one million dollars.
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm [6:30p per event flyer] Where: California State University, Sacramento, University Library, Carlsen Center, Room 1520, 6000 J St Sacramento, CA 95819 Who: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning journalist and author Elaine Welteroth, and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber.
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My Product Review
I was blessed with three products (Virtuous Body Butter, Let’s Get Crackin’ Foot Cream, and Baby Fresh Lotion Bar) from one of the DG Natural Essential co-founders, Portia Green.
I was excited when I first learned that their products were natural with ingredients like, cocoa butter, soy bean oil, essential oils, etc. It took me about a week to try the products. The results have been positive.
At times, my skin can be a bit sensitive, so I proceeded with caution.
The foot cream and body butter have a nice light fragrance with just enough thick texture.
The body butter, like the foot cream, is Rich and creamy with light essential oil fragrances like peppermint, sweet orange, and more.
The lotion bar is not as thick and has more oil. So, if you struggle with the occasional ‘ashy ankles syndrome’, like I do, then try the lotion bar.
This is not a sponsored paid blog post. I was blessed with these amazing natural products, so I NATURALLY had to write a product review of my wonderful experience with DG Natural Essentials.
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