Pushing Past The Pain

 

Good Morning! One of my biggest challenges has been to find the motivation and willpower to keep pushing through all the stumbling blocks and obstacles in my way. From dealing with my father’s death to feeling stagnant in my professional career, there’s been a lot of mental challenges that have been difficult to overcome. Giving up isn’t an option for me but since there is no set plan on how to be successful as it relates to my dreams and goals, sometimes I feel like I’m running around in circles and not really getting anywhere. I had a talk with a friend of mine last night and he made me realize that some people aren’t built for this type of lifestyle. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be ready for whatever comes your way. Many times, that means that you have to be prepared to have moments of failure. It is inevitable when you are taking chances and cannot always accurately predict the outcome but for the people who let their faith in their dreams overpower their fears, being an entrepreneur is worth taking the risk. This does not only apply to those with the entrepreneur spirit. For anyone who feels like they have encountered disappointment after disappointment and wants to give up on the things that matter most, just know that if you dig a little deeper and push a little harder, everything you want will fall into place. It isn’t an overnight process because nothing worth having come easily but the risk is worth the reward. My message to anyone going through something in their lives is to push past your pain, fear, disappointment or whatever is holding you back because you will never reach the finish line towards your dreams if you stop running altogether.  Instead, let’s choose to run together now so we can fly lateršŸ˜€ I refuse to settle for anything less!
I’m still working out the details for my webchat in September so stay tuned for more info coming soon! 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously! 

EnVision Your Life

 

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Good Morning! I have been thinking of what to write about all weekend. When I woke up this morning and looked up at the wall across from my bed, I knew exactly what I wanted to share with you guys. Last week, I made a vision board and I put it up on the wall so I could see it every night before I went to bed and every morning when I wake up. I wanted to have the dreams, quotes and ideas embedded in my head so I could be motivated to go after them. There are so many things that I want to accomplish but I feel overwhelmed at times because I don’t know where to start. You have to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run but it feels like time is being wasted and I’m still stuck trying to figure it all out. The vision board is a combination of short and long term goals and I plan to focus on one goal at a time. There are still a few spaces where I plan to add more pics and quotes but I put the major stuff on there. I have a lot of quotes on my board because positive quotes about faith, strength and confidence motivate me to become the best version of myself in all aspects of life. My vision board is a great representation of who I am at this point in my life but most importantly, it represents the person I strive to be. My favorite quote on my board says “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” and that quote sums up the journey I have been on since this site was created. I’m growing and evolving little by little everyday and when all is said and done, I will have created a masterpiece that I and future generations will be proud of. That is the mark I want to leave on the world and if you haven’t already, I encourage you to create a vision board. It will really help you create a visual plan for the rest of your lifešŸ˜ƒ

Thanks for rocking with me on this journey. Love all of the positive energy I have received from all of you so just keep sending it my way! Stay tuned for YouTube rants, reviews and contests in the coming weeksšŸ˜‰

Always remember to love and live luxuriously! 

No More Excuses

Excuses_1680x1050Good Morning everyone! I went MIA for the last 4 weeks because I was in dire need of inspiration. I let things in my life get the best of me and I started to settle instead of going after everything I always wanted. Yesterday on my way to church, I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized that when I really wanted something. I was always able to achieve it and when I didn’t want it bad enough, I made excuses for my actions instead of accepting the fact that things that are really worth it aren’t going to come as easily. My biggest obstacles are finding a job that will allow me to make a real living and give me the flexibility to do things that are my passion such as working on things related to the site and to get my driver’s license. I have a fear of driving that I have tried to overcome for a very long time and instead of dealing with it head on, I put it to the side and “plan”on dealing with it later. It’s embarrassing to talk about but I realized that maybe the embarrassment will help me deal with the fear. Feeling like something is stopping me from reaching my full potential is far worse than worrying about what others think of me. My journey is my own and being scared/embarrassed/hesitant will only continue to hold me back. Those are just excuses that I attempted to use as a crutch but instead it became a heavy weight that I’ve dragged around for too long. Greatness takes time and we all are a work in progress but I have to be consistent and put in the work if I plan on seeing any results. Ā I know now that excuses are temporary bandages that only hide what still lies beneath. Handling issues head on may hurt at the beginning but the pain ans struggle will be worth it when my goals are achieved and my dreams are coming true before my eyes.

Much love to you all and thank you for coming along this journey with me. There is so much in store so stay tuned!

Always remember toĀ love and live luxuriously!

Daydreaming

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Good Morning! As I was at my first job yesterday folding clothes, my Ā mind started to wander off into la la land…I didn’t space out completely like I do in the privacy of my home but I started thinking about my current situation and how I really wished that I could be anywhere else. Having big dreams isn’t a rarity. We all dream of living the life that we feel is perfect for us but many times, we don’t follow through on those dreams. I have said time and time again that I want to be the internet version of Oprah. I want to inspire and motivate women like she has done and I want to do it through online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and most importantly “Amore Luxe”. These dreams are as vivid and real to me as the computer screen that I am currently viewing but unfortunately, I am not completely sure what I need to do Ā achieve my goals. I know that greatness takes time but everyday that I am at my job daydreaming about what I want instead of actually living the life that I’ve always dreamed of, I feel like time is passing by and each moment is wasted doing something that isn’t fulfilling me or pushing me closer to where I need to be.

LL Cool J said something very profound at the Grammys last night. He said “Dreams don’t have deadlines. Believe in yourself” and even though I know that to be true, I don’t want to waste any more moments solely dreaming (or daydreaming) about what I want and not actually taking the necessary steps to make my dreams come true. I told myself that no matter how busy I was, each day, I would do something that will help me get closer to making my dreams come true. Today, I have created this post which I hope will inspire me for days to come. Even something as simple as posting quotes or making that vision board that is constantly on my mind are the little things that will help me reach the bigger milestones in my life. I can’t make other people do what I want them to do or feel a certain way by coercion, manipulation or just giving all of my myself in hopes that I will receive the same. I can only be true to myself, follow my heart and hope that others can relate and be encouraged by the way that I live my life. When it’s all said and done, I want to feel content in knowing that I went hard in chasing my dreams and “daydreaming” was not the beginning Ā end of the journey but the catalyst that set everything into motion. Sweet daydreams to all of you:)

 

Love and live luxuriously!