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Recap: Quarter 3 Goals Twitter Chat

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All over my Twitter feed, Facebook timeline,and even on Instagram everyone is talking about their Quarter 3 Goals. I decided to join a Twitter chat to get some tips on keeping the momentum going for my own goals. So, I found Create Lounge on Twitter (#createlounge) . It’s a weekly chat for creatives hosted by Douglas Humphries (@Douglas_AmongUs) every Wednesday at 9pm EST. Six questions are asked and Douglas gives some really good tips for you to implement. Take a look:

Question 1: What is your theme for this quarter? It could be a word,a mantra,a direction. Whatever you want to define the next season.

Tip: It can be very inspiring to have a theme or word to set your intention,but it can also be anxiety producing to find just the right one. Don’t stress. Go with what feels good.

As always, the biggest thing to remember is that it’s probably going to change. That’s just life. We plan and then have to let it all unfold before us. This is just step one.

Q2: What’s a business goal you have that you want to complete in Quarter 3?

Tip: It’s easy to want to plan out our whole quarter,or year,and,hey, if you can do that,awesome! But don’t feel like you have to. Some things you just don’t know yet. Again,step 1.

That’s why it’s important to keep our intentions,our CDF’s, our why,in front of us. Once we set our intention then we’ll have the direction we need when we have to make that choice we don’t know about yet.

Q3: What’s a personal goal you have or another way you’d like to expand  serious this season?

 

Tip: Remember, goals don’t all have to be business/serious. Creativity is our whole lives, that means what we do for others, for our business/projects,and what we do just for us.

Time management, as always, is an important skill and one we will continue to need. But that means not only making time for our business but for what really matters as well.

Q4: What’s a short term goal you have,say for this month, or even this week?

Tip: Keep in mind, the best way to hit our long term goals is split them up into workable short term steps. Even the smallest goal can lead us to that big dreamt horizon.

Q5: What’s something you could really use this quarter? What’s a way we can help you accomplish your goals?

Tip: Community is the biggest tool we have. It can not only provide encouragement and accountability but inspiration.  When we create together,we foster creativity in each other and ourselves.

Q6: What’s one thing you’d like to end 2018 with that you didn’t start with?

Tip: Dream big people! The more incredible, the better. You wouldn’t believe where you are now a year ago(or even last quarter) why should it be impossible to be where you want to be a year from now?

Great tips,right?! I encourage you all to answer these questions for yourselves and see where you bare in your 2018 goals. I know I definitely have some reconfiguring to do. Join the #createlounge chat Wednesday s at 9pm EST. I will be there!

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Today I’m Shifting Into…

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Today,I’m shifting into a place of thankfulness. Lately,I’ve been working with Shug on her spiritual life. Every night(almost) we read a story that teaches an important lesson from the Bible. She is also learning how To apply her lessons to real life. With all that going on, I have also been trying to reconnect with the Most High. Yesterday, I fasted from social media as a sign of good faith to God that I want to be obedient. In the past couple of days I noticed that because I’ve been preoccupied with trying to get close to the Creator,I haven’t had time to worry about the things that keep me up at night.

Today, I’m choosing to keep seeking God’s comfort and guidance because it is bringing me peace. I want Him to change some things in my life and I realize that I have to draw closer to Him. Don’t get me wrong,I’m not getting closer simply because I need something but because I know who I am to Him and it’s time for me to be the amazing woman that He knows I am. Can I get an amen?

You’ve Got This (Guest Post)

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Today, I’m happy to present my first EVER guest post. I’m super excited about this guest blogger because we were best friends in sixth grade. I moved away and years later we found each other in our high school auditorium! She now is a a blogger at A Little Chit Chat and mother of two and I’m so glad she’s here. Please give a warm welcome to the fabulous, Halelyah!!! Don’t forget to show her some love!!!
You ever find yourself wanting to say, “this is fckd the fck up”about certain situations, but keep how your feeling to yourself. Well its okay to be pissed off about something. Say a few curse words if thats what suits you.
S#!t Fu*k DAMNNNNN , Just get it out quickly.
As parents we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect. What to give them for dinner,  what time should they go to bed,  how to censor the music they listen to,  games they play and shows they watch.  Sometimes you may even be hard on yourself for letting your child see you angry or upset. These are every day struggles for parents,  hey for human beings period. It’s OK to be pissed off or upset about a situation. Don’t stress out though. You will make mistakes in life, a day that’s OK. Just keep trying to be the best you, you can be,  and whenever you feel like your drowning, just take a deep breath, count to 10 and think of some of these saying go to get you through the day.
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”
 
” A positive thought in the morning, can change your entire day”
 
“A new day, A new start”
 
“There are a million things to focus on, choose something good”
“If what your mad about will not matter later, do yourself a favor and cheer up”
“Expect the best”
 
“Your children Love you”
 
“Everything happens for a reason”
 
“Your efforts will not go unnoticed”
 
“everything is going to according to schedule”
“Think positive and Positive things will happen”
 
“Most of the stuff that you worry about will never happen”
 
“Everything is going to be okay”
 
“Believe in your decisions”
 
“I am good enough”
 
“If you are persistent, you will get it”

You May Quote… #6

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This week’s quote is actually a partial poem. I got it from The Huffington Post’s Midday Meditations a couple of weeks ago. Hope you get the tranquility I got from it. Carry on!

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Sunflower Sutra (portion) by Allen Ginsberg

A perfect beauty of a sunflower! a perfect excellent lovely sunflower existence! a sweet natural eye to the new hip moon, woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze!
How many flies buzzed round you innocent of your grime, while you cursed the heavens of the railroad and your flower soul?
Poor dead flower? when did you forget you were a flower? when did you look at your skin and decide you were an impotent dirty old locomotive? the ghost of a locomotive? the specter and shade of a once powerful mad American locomotive?
You were never no locomotive, Sunflower, you were a sunflower!
And you Locomotive, you are a locomotive, forget me not!
So I grabbed up the skeleton thick sunflower and stuck it at my side like a scepter,
and deliver my sermon to my soul, and Jack’s soul too, and anyone who’ll listen,
—We’re not our skin of grime, we’re not dread bleak dusty imageless locomotives, we’re golden sunflowers inside, blessed by our own seed & hairy naked accomplishment-bodies growing into mad black formal sunflowers in the sunset, spied on by our own eyes under the shadow of the mad locomotive riverbank sunset Frisco hilly tincan evening sitdown vision.

A Letter To Me 5 Years Ago

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Dear Jennice,
You’re 18 years old now and you’re the mother of a 2 month old child. You’ve become a statistic, my dear. You wanted to grow up so fast to prove to your mother that you were not stupid. You let a man seduce you with his kind words and attentive ear. And now you’ve become the cliche: black, on welfare, teen mom.
Not to worry though, for your mother is coming to rescue you from your verbally abusive aunt. She will take one look at Amani and fall completely in love with her. You will move back in with her and it will take her a long time to trust you and sometimes you will still lie to her but eventually you both will come to have a stronger relationship than ever before.

You are still ambitious and you refuse to stay on welfare your whole life. You know that you have many talents and you also want to show Amani that obstacles, no matter how great or small, can be overcome. Stop beating yourself about becoming a teen mom. You are a good mother. Your baby loves you and your mom is supportive. Yes, your aunt will try to continue to slander your name, but ignore her. She’s just mad that she won’t be getting money for you anymore.

So much is going to happen in the next five years. You will laugh,cry, and grow alot. You will learn that you are going to have to trust your mother’s intuition. Yes you will make mistakes, but you can do it and you’ll do fine.

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