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7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories Topics in 2019

Have you ever created a new Pinterest board and had a difficult time selecting a category/topic for your new board? I do. Normally, I select the obvious like humor, quotes, technology, etc.

So, I did a quick search on Google one day and came across this blog article by, none other than, the blog.HubSpot titled,” The Top 7 Pinterest Categories…”

This writer noted the following:

    7 Most Popular Pinterest Categories

  1. Travel
  2. Health and Wellness
  3. DIY Home Renovation Projects
  4. Women’s Style
  5. Beauty
  6. Food and Drink
  7. Motivational Quotes

So, if you plan to create a new board on Pinterest and need help selecting a category, then consider the top 7 category topics listed above.

Just thought I would share. Now gotta get back to pinning and creating on Pinterest.

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Other Tips for Navigating Pinterest

  • Make the most of your Pinterest profile by saying what you do and how you can help someone fix a problem;
  • Utilize specific and brief board titles
  • Pin consistently
  • Create great visuals with Canva
  • Optimize the About section
  • Link your business website to reach new clientele
  • Place titles over images

Be Inspired

Be inspired and start creating personal or business pins.

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…When you just ain’t feeling it

Yesterday, on Facebook, I asked the question, “How do you motivate yourself when you just AIN’T feeling motivated?” As expected, there were a variety of responses since the theory of motivation as there is not a one size fits all definition.

Since everyone does not view motivation in the same way, let’s start with the basics to align our thoughts on the topic.

What is Motivation?

“Motivation is the word derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals.” It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals.”

Towards the end, you will see I noted each of the Facebook responses as I am sure at least one of them will INSPIRE you. My goal was to highlight one or two responses, but they were all so enlightening so I noted them all. Thank you to all who responded to my Facebook post.

Types of Motivation

The two types of motivation that stand out are, Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic Motivation refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within the individual because it is intrinsically rewarding.” On the other side of that coin,
“Extrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by external rewards such as money, fame, grades, and praise. This type of motivation arises from outside the individual, as opposed to intrinsic motivation, which originates inside of the individual.”

Who Really Cares About Being Motivated or the Notion of Motivation?

Thanks for asking. I care and many of you reading this probably care especially if you are a working parent, an educator needing to motivate yourself and your students, a student, or if you are a business owner, etc. Motivation and motivators are tied into much of what we do in our personal and professional lives, therefore, the topic of motivation is one to discuss long before we get to that dreadful, yet realistic, place of feeling the LACK of motivation. Can I get an AMEN?

Are You Reading and Asking Yourself What is YOUR Motivation?

Maybe you already know what puts PEP in your STEP. (Yes, I still say pep in your step.) Maybe you are like the rapper Cardi B who expresses in her music that she is “all about the bag.” The “bag” is another way of saying she is chasing the money. Get it yet? Like money bag. Some are motivated by the desire for money, success, recognition, or simply by the satisfaction from enjoying what they do.

List Self-Motivated on Your Resume?

Although I have never been a hiring manager, I would think listing self-motivation on your resume would be ideal. In my opinion, when someone says they are self-motivated, that lets me know that person is goal-oriented, and doesn’t need to be nudged to stay on task. In fact, to become an efficient leader, you must be self-motivated.”

Tips to Become (and Stay) Motivated

  • Create a plan
  • Set goals
  • Celebrate your achievements
  • Adopt the “take one bite of the apple at a time” concept
  • Get a support or accountability group
  • Keep the “big picture” in mind
  • Remember your WHY. The reason WHY you started your business or went back to school

Facebook Response to the question,” How do you motivate yourself when you just AIN’T feeling it.”

I had to include a few of the many Facebook responses from yesterday’s post of people sharing how they motivate themselves. May these responses encourage you. See below…

“I thought to myself, will this serve me to stay in this bed or does it better me to get going [to the gym].” ~ Amanda

“Let Go and Let God” ~ Angel

“Call Your [Life/Business] Coach” ~ Darla

“Think of my goals that I have set personally…” ~ Armilla

“Get up and pray for God to renew my mindset.” ~ Chanelle

“I just do it despite how I feel until it becomes clockwork” ~ Tasha

“I say affirmations, journal or put on music…” ~ La Shay

“I put on praise and worship” ~ Alicia

“Drive through impoverished communities” ~ Dr. Arrickia

“Play music as loud as I can” ~ Cookie

“Keep repeating positive thoughts and affirmations…” ~ Vivien

“Pray” ~ Azure

“…at the end of the day, it really isn’t about you, it’s about the other persons that need you to THRIVE & WIN” ~ Sheya

In closing, I ask you WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION? I would love to get your feedback and comments.

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The Essence of Leadership

In the past few years, I have become increasingly passionate about the topic of leadership and the importance of leadership development. Once I read Mark Sanborn’s book, “You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader,” my passion for leadership went from a flicker to a flame.

Definition of Leadership

Google defines leadership as, “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Although the Google definition provides general terms, it does not outline the attributes necessary for good leadership or the dangerous impact poor leadership has on an organization or faith-based ministry.

Let’s Talk About Leadership

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He [She] is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” President Ronald Reagan.

Just because a person holds a leadership (or management) position, DOES NOT mean they should. Amen to that! Sure they may “meet” or exceed the education and/or desired experience qualifications, but that does not equal good leadership.

Attributes of a Good Leader

  • Honesty
  • Creates conditions of trust
  • Good Communicator (actually speaks to and interacts with subordinates)
  • Courageous
  • Accountable
  • Exercises Emotional Intelligence
  • Innovative
  • Visionary
  • Strategic Planner
  • Leads by Example
  • Passion for a greater cause
  • Leads with influence, not control
  • Has Strong Interpersonal Skills
“One of the greatest accomplishments you can be paid as a leader is to have someone say that you have helped them be better than they thought they could be.” ~ Mark Sanborn

Are You a Leader?

According to John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, YOU ARE A LEADER.”

Leadership Resources

Final Thoughts

Thankfully, I have only encountered a low percentage of poor leadership/bad management in my 25+ years as a working adult.

Even though poor leadership didn’t create the healthiest or safest workplace environments, I realized I could benefit from their ineffective leadership. Yep, I began to study their ineffectiveness to teach me what NOT TO DO. #PerspectiveShift

Not only did I learn what not to do, I eventually created a consulting business that will be instrumental in creating good leaders who will have the tools and skillset to positively influence change.

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