🚗 Ever drive past a place and spot a neat photo op location 🎯 that teaches you about self nurturing?
🙋🏾♀️Well I did and it was nearby my home. Such a bright orangy flower bed arranged so neatly, which you could imagine takes time to create and maintain just like you and me.
I’m not perfect all the time but the more I work on nurturing and ridding the things that would only stunt my growth I blossom into my true intended self😁😁🤗.
I nurture by learning and reading. This year alone is the most I have read books besides reading news articles from different outlets.
In an older post I mentioned my reading vice is motivation and inspirational stories. All different but feeds my mental.
Without that I couldn’t constantly adapt in the workplace and outside of it.
Next, reducing negative thoughts. This is a tough one because I know it’s so easy to harp on things when they have really struck an irritable chord. So I’m always reverting back to just think or visualize BrittanyKnows and it helps me restart my mood.
Lastly, being more greatful. I am soooo greatful I have a home that has really been the glue or major factor to spark all the creativity that I once lacked and desired for in order to make a move into entrepreneurship. And I’m also greatful for those who share bits of advice or nothingness information that turns into helpful actionable advice later.
This song popped in my head while taking a 10 mile walk.
Life is quite funny with the methods and ways it chooses to teach you life lessons. Especially with my career and entrepreneurship efforts.
But, sometimes we all just need to take a backseat and just enjoy the beautiful life ahead. Seeing what is in front of us.
I took this picture on my way returning home from work. And just thought how beautiful life is. No matter what your situation may be, still, life itself is beautiful and the more we take the time to appreciate, how simpler situations become.
I constantly have to be aware, watching, listening and it’s not easy from a business perspective because people are not always having best intentions, but that’s what happens.
Regardless, consuming myself with the what ifs or the more dimmer side of things will only make it difficult to push ahead to greater things.
I am actually most creative when walking and letting the universe speak to me. Being open minded and accepting to the habits and flow movement of nature really helps add this calming energy.
I instantly forget all the stacks of responsibilities and tasks I must complete.
That’s how life should be. Worry-free. And the more I embrace those calming times, especially as my life coach has said , it really helps create a clearer mind.
After watching Lion King, which I thought a better job could have been done, I came across a challenge that Beyonce has started: #BrownSkinGirlChallenge and in a slight way reminded me of my next video I am releasing, which is all about building my confidence.
In speaking for myself and not over generalizing, it took years for me to build self confidence. From the names I was called by other students and the feeling of being the odd man left out, I began to believe those negative feelings others had towards me.
But, luckily it also pushed me to be better and work hard even when I felt like I had run out of gas and my black girl magic was on empty.
In fact, I never knew of that term until a few years when it was said on BET. I was busy trying to be like others to be accepted when I was younger when really you will never get accepted whether you conform or not, so why not – just be you?
Well, I am me. I can’t act any more black or less than I truly can. I love who I am because if we were all the same – we’d all race to find something different. So I opt to be that. Different, which helps fuel my individualism and passion for creativity.
So it’s not just a #brownskingirlchallenge it’s a #justbeyouchallenge
Be on the lookout for my next video later end of this week!
Master the skill of 👀 people watching. By simply saying nothing and listen to what others have to say, you’ll learn more about them because they will be more inclined to speak more to make up for your lack in participation. 1. They’re personality style 2. Their emotional opinion about their work 3. Body language when others speak or mention a certain topic or point 4. Personal life 5. Protocol for decision-making
Finding your path is not alway easy. In fact I was a stellar performer in Jr. High and through High School. Hard work is an understatement for getting in the National Honor Society, taking AP classes while being active on tennises and track and graduating at the top of my class.
You don’t want to know how the rest of this story went – but you should be curious enough to find out by clicking the above video link to hear the rest and be inspired!
Ever thought about not going after your career goals? 🙋🏾♀️When it comes to your career you can’t stop what you’re doing. In fact, I had many people tell me I couldn’t accomplish certain things just for me to go out and accomplish it anyway. 🌸😋Take for an example when you swipe right you probably thought what is this image? Well I wasn’t a strong writer and even worse I wanted to work in Public Relations after college. 📇
Well I knew I needed to improve on this skill and then I had the thought that maybe I should become a freelance writer back when i just graduated. I built essentially a spreadsheet of all the editors and contacts at various publications asking if I could contribute. A few answered and then it happened. I certainly had many no’s and some changed my wordings.
But it taught me that anything is possible and to keep doing what I am doing. If you want to get practice by doing a certain job or you want to have a certain role – to others it may seem like you shouldn’t do it but to the right person…Don’t stop and Don’t Stop What You’re Doing! 😀 great motivation song that I loved! I found this when I redid my office and am thinking of blowing it up as a reminder to what I went through back then!