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“Je Ne Sais Quoi”: an intangible quality that makes someone or something distinctive or attractive. Literally meaning “I do not know what.” To my knowledge and experience, all women wish to embody this attribute. They all want to exude this strong, yet subtle confidence and beauty – both externally and from within. Little do they know that each and every one of them already has that special something. Sometimes, it just takes a little practice to bring that side of them forward.
Recently, I had a trial run of this newfound confidence…a different kind of confidence than I am used to.
But kind of, really.
I have made the decision to finally pivot my business “baby” and sweep up the momentum from this media age. I am slowing down the writing portion for my blog, and upping the talking portion for my vlog (Ooo, look at that rhyming). I want to concentrate more on connecting with the audience with my Youtube channel. I want to engage, I want to speak to them, and I want to make them laugh. Below you can find the pivotal steps I have gone through thus far in getting to this very Oscar-worthy realization.
Remember to always think of the bigger picture in order to help you get through the smaller tasks.
This weekend, I was having so much difficulty getting around to editing my second vlog (ever) on the Museum of Ice Cream. It seems like on Saturday, I did everything BUT my work. I cleaned, I ate lots of food, and went shopping for useless things. By the end of the night, I felt like I wasted so much potentially valuable time.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint.
I learned this lesson this morning. For many months, I have been struggling trying to wake up an hour and a half earlier to make it to the gym. The alarm would go off, and I would not even snooze the damn bells…I would turn the alarm entirely off. There was no way with just 5-6 hours of restless sleep that I could bring myself to a place of energy and sweat.
Today was one of those mornings – except for one thing. Yes, I turned off my 5:30 alarm, but I winded up waking up 20 minutes earlier than usual. Last night, I had set this 6:40am alarm in case I had a second spur of motivation to do a quick workout.
How you choose to wake up in the morning is how you choose to set the tone for the rest of the day. If you wake up late and rush your way out the door, chances are you will be quite irritable. On the flip side, if you spend time enjoying your mornings, you will feel more relaxed and ready to conquer your day.
Creating a morning routine that works for you can be the most invaluable lesson of a lifetime.
Not a morning person? Don’t worry – you can follow some of the below examples of how top leaders and highly successful people start their day.
What matters to me is my pen and paper, and being able to write motivational words to my readers. That is what keeps me going.
Today, write your goals down. Write down what you want to accomplish. What do you want to get done today?
Eat the frog and tackle the biggest task first. You’ll be surprised at how productive you become once you turn your ideas into reality. It can all start with one pen and one piece of paper. Ask yourself, “What would make you better than yesterday?” Then, step by step, go achieve.
You wake up in the morning. Your eyes reluctantly open as sun-rays reach through the blinds. You plant your feet down to stand. Your legs feel like they’re dragging on the floor as you make your way to the bathroom. You flick on the lights and look at yourself in the mirror. You tell yourself, “God, this is horrible. I hate waking up so early.” You’re not happy with what you see or how you feel.
Today, look around you and smile.
Too often we get caught up in the little things in life and immerse ourselves in what we only think matters. Once in awhile make sure to sit back, take a breath, and appreciate how beautiful the world can be. 🙌🏼
You owe it to yourself to accept the gift of beauty around you. Leave your stresses behind for a second and look at the pretty flowers and animals in the park you pass by every morning. If time allows, do yourself a favor and walk inside. Life’s too short to rid yourself of what the world has to offer.
You need to understand that it is not your fault. It is simply not. Been there, done that. Blaming yourself or blaming the other person and dwelling on whose fault it really was is not going to get you any further in the healing process. The only way to move on is to grow and improve yourself until you are one badass chick who no one can tear down.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in this world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States.