Passion and Patience 

Good Afternoon! I have been racking my brain on what I should write about. Writer’s block is no joke and it’s been a struggle but I thought about the things that have been heavy on my mind lately and I realize that I’ve been frustrated that I’m not living the life of my dreams yet. I know what I want out of life and the work that it will take to get there but it’s been tough just wishing and hoping that things will work out. That’s when I have my “aha” moment as Oprah likes to call it. If I’m actually putting in the work, I won’t have time to think about what I don’t have and what I’m not getting out of life. In order for me to want to do the work, it has to be something I’m passionate about and something I’m willing to wait for because I know that it will come true in time. 

Passion and patience lead to greatness and I feel that both is needed for me to make all the visions on my vision board a reality. I can’t let pressure overwhelm me and as I stated in a previous post, I have to take things one day at a time. As long as I don’t lose sight of those goals and remain confident and excited about them, they will come to fruition. Every day is a new beginning so let this day be the start of something amazing! Be sure to keep me updated on your journey:) 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

The Power of “No”

  Good Afternoon everyone! I’ve been reflecting on the things that have happened in the past few weeks. As I stated in my previous post, I stopped seeing the guy that I had been dealing with for a VERY long time. It’s been difficult going out of my comfort zone because I become so used to settling but when you know better, you do better. One of the reasons I had a hard time letting go at first is because I hated saying the word “no”. I have always been a people pleaser and it trickled into every aspect of my life both personal and professional. The personal part was the worst because I thought I had to accommodate and sacrifice constantly for things to work. While I don’t have a problem with either, when the accommodation and sacrifice is one sided, it gets to be draining. More importantly, when I am this way even when I don’t want to be, I start to become resentful. I had an epiphany a week before I decided to make some changes. The core to most of my problems was because I did what I thought people expected of me instead of doing what I wanted. “No” was not in my vocabulary but I knew that I had to start using it to change my situation and feel liberated. Saying “no” sends out a message that I will no longer tolerate mediocrity in any form. Saying “no” means not settling for any less than what I deserve. Lastly, saying “no” means I’m reclaiming the power that was once given away so freely. You can’t please everyone but as long as I am secure and confident in the decisions I make, everyone else opinion is irrelevant.

I will be posting my first book review of 2015 tomorrow so stay tuned for that! Also make sure you check back to see when my we chat is…topic and date is TBA but it will definitely happen sometime in August:)
Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

Confidence Campaign 2015

Self-confidence-tumblr-quoteGood Afternoon everyone! I mentioned at the end of my last post that I had something special that I was working on and now I am ready to share it with the world….drumroll please! This is the year that I want to promote confidence in a different way where I focus on issues related to confidence in various ways whether it’s on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) in face to face interactions (group discussions, speaking engagements,etc.) and of course posting about it on “Amore Luxe” I figured that since confidence is my main focus, I would consider it my platform of sorts and what better way to focus on confidence than to have a campaign revolved around it?

I attempted to launch a similar campaign back in 2013 but I wasn’t ready to give all of my time and effort to the campaign so I waited until I could go hard and give 110% to this campaign and that time is now! There are so many aspects  of the “Confidence Campaign” that  I want to introduce throughout the coming weeks and months but for this first introduction week, I just want you to answer this question : What is confidence to you? There is no right or wrong answer of course because everyone views confidence in different ways. Seeing someone being true to their ideals and beliefs even when the world is against them may be your definition of confidence. Being able to rock the craziest but most unique of outfits may scream out confidence to you. Whatever it is,I want you to share it whether it’s in the comments sections on here, or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (Make sure you tag your videos and posts with #confidencecampaign) I have so many quotes and pics that I plan on sharing that are the epitome of confidence to me so be on the lookout for those!

My goal is to promote this idea that Confidence is the foundation on which greatness is built upon. If a person is not confident in themselves, other areas of their life will suffer.  I want people to focus on loving themselves and ultimately being happy with who they are and what they want out of life. Change on the outside is good but it has to stem from a positive place and I want this campaign to be the starting point for people who want to change the way they view themselves and ultimately, life.

I can’t wait to see you guys on the  campaign trail and make sure you tell your family and friends all about “Confidence Campaign 2015” 🙂

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

Featured Artist: Naturi Naughton

My latest interview is with none other than singer/actress Naturi Naughton. She is starring in the Starz’ Network new series “Power”  premiering on June 6th. We discussed her role in “Power” as well as her inspirations, views on confidence and relationships. She was honest, relatable and refreshing and I learned a lot from this powerful and versatile woman. Make sure you watch the interview below and for more info on “Power” and other projects Naturi’s working on, make sure you follow her on Twitter (@naturinaughton) and Instagram (@naturi4real).

Also make sure you comment below and on YouTube! I love reading all of your comments even the (constructive) critiques:)

Love and live luxuriously!