The cookies are on the top shelf…

A mentor of mine from back in the day used to say this all the time!!! It stuck with me. It was a nod to living a life of excellence.

💯You're allowed to have high standards.

💯You're allowed to live at high levels of excellence. As a matter of fact, you should.

💯Love yourself enough to know you can have it and you deserve it. ALL!

And that word "deserve" can be very triggering. Because most of us (myself included) weren't taught that we deserve good things. Good things were a gift from God, and we should just be happy we get what we get. Don't say nothin. Don't ask for nothin. Don't rock the boat. Be content. Period. 🤢

It took me years to understand what God's grace, God's love and God's generosity really meant in my life. That's a whole story in and of itself - lemme know if you wanna hear.

Because once I got it... I got it! Shift happened!

Getting to choose how you want to live life is a gift - we all get it. Few exercise it. Its a conscious choice.

So...This is my encouragement to you to choose. Set a higher bar for yourself. Because a higher bar is available. Don't settle for mediocrity when limitless possibilities are available!

You can be happy.
You can have more.
You can live the life you want.

But you gotta become the person who knows that those things are meant for them...thats where the cookies are 🙂

Shout out to @mauizziee for these cookies. They were a prop. I cant eat them, sadly. Yall know im allergic to gluten 😂😂😂


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Reminder: Own The Parts of You That Go Against The Grain.

Reminder: Own the parts of you that go against the grain.


You're meant to be different.
You're meant to stand out.
You're meant to be uniquely you.

Strategize that.
Commercialize that.
Monetize that!!!!

Most of us grew up thinking life needed to be lived a certain way because thats all we saw.

But ambition is predicated on exposure. If you don't see the possibility of something else, we end up trying to fit in "the box" that was never meant for us.

And how's that working out for ya!?

Usually it doesn't. You end up frustrated, irritated, depressed, unhappy, etc. Basically living a life that was never meant for you.

And believe me when I say, it doesn't have to be that way. Infinite joy is a absolutely available.

As a matter of fact, its the very thing God wants for you!

All that to say, once I owned the part of me that really resisted other people perceptions on what life should be, things got easier, more fluid, more fun! And I definitely started making a lot more money. 😂

Praying you lean into who you are, who you were always meant to be be, and experience that abundantly.

Sending so much ❤️ today.


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Instagram vs Reality

Look at the left to see what im really working with today 🤣🤣🤣

We love the beautiful photos... Dont get me wrong. @womenbymag made me look amazing in this! The light, the room, the outfit, the hair, the makeup (thanks @cynfulmakeup for glamming me up!

Shoots like this are sometimes a part of my "workday" too but not on the reg!

The 2nd picture is more my jam when I am at home.

I'm in yoga pants because i am usually about to workout or I just finished working out, or because i really jusy like comfy bottoms. No makeup. Hair is frizzy and half blow dried because I didn't have enough time. Books, papers, planners, cords and all kinds of things around me. I am probably hungry because i forgot to eat. But I ALWAYS have warm beverage somewhere within reach.

Homemade Medicine Balls are my go to lately. Thanks to @ky_crook_on_purpose for the recipe! Its soooo good!

However... All of that is exactly why I do what I do anyway. Success to me is yoga pants and no makeup on a Monday.

Success is also stilletos and photoshoots on a Tuesday.

Both scenarios are very much a part of my life and i am here for it!

All this to say, we do what we do when we need to do it because we are CEOs.


We build empires. We make money. We change lives. We impact millions.

Whether you do it in fuzzy socks or stilletos is completely up to you. I'm cheering you on either way.

If you wanna share, I'd love to hear about your Monday!



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Seriously Stop…

"Stop entertaining a version of reality that you don't even want. Seriously. Stop! "


Said I to myself today 🤦🏾‍♀️ when all sorts of self sabbotaging things popped up in my head.

Y'all know I harp on the importance of mindset everyday of my life, and this is why!

We were born to create. Sometimes we forget how powerful of a faculty that is.. But our thoughts indeed become things. So you gotta watch it!

Errr... I gotta watch it!

I am so creative I can come up with all kinds of crazy story lines in my head! I mean... Its an oscar winning screen play, honestly!

Things I don't even want to happen have somehow taken up space rent free in my head 😱 - the work is to witness the thoughts without judgement and shift as fast as you can.

We never actually get to a place where we have just "arrived" and we never have to deal with the inner stuff ever again.

We all want that 😂 but it doesn't work that way.

I often tell my clients, at every point of expansion those subconscious beliefs start to come up. But thats actually good!

When you're aware you get to do the work to clean it up. Imagine how long those thoughts have been lingering in the ethers just sabbotaging stuff behind the scenes without you even knowing! Thats scary!

Once youre aware...you're aware. Awareness is half the battle.

So here is me, being very aware that there are still areas of my life I have fear and doubt around. There are still thoughts that pop up that make me say "whoa! Where did that come from?"

Here is also me acknowledging the power I have to change it! Because I know can.

And so can you! If you find yourself spiraling, go general, go back to the basics, focus on energetically getting behind the things you want and not the things you don't.

Be patient with yourself.

You're allowed to be in process.

Sending you so much love today! ❤️



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Be Yourself…

Be your bright sunny, self! ☀️


Dont ever feel guilty or dumb for giving people the best version of yourself.

You are not responsible for how they receive it. You can only choose to be authentically you. Sometimes... You are just a lot. Some may take advantage. Some may run away. Some may choose another over you. And that is on them.

But when you can stand in integrity and say you were authentically you... Thats enough.

You're enough.

I promise.

I pray you don't grow weary of showing up.
I pray you don't grow weary of doing well.
And I pray your heart doesnt grow calloused in the work of showing love.

Keep loving.
Keep encouraging.
Keep being kind.
Keep being generous.
Keep doing you.


Know that God put you where you needed to be in that season, in that moment for a reason. They may have needed it. And God chose you to provide it.

God works in you and through you in the lives of other people. So dont discredit Gods work by thinking that it was dumb or silly of you to be your amazing self.

Dont let their actions dictate how you love and how you show up for others.

The reward isn't always immediate, but its coming.

Sending you huge hugs from across the miles.

Ps - this was a part of what I wrote down in my own journal last night because i needed to hear this for me. Take what resonates. ❤️❤️❤️

PSS - I also highly recommended you love yourself enough to create boundaries when necessary. We are not door mats! Ok thats all 😊



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