The Power of Play

My secret superpower (and its probably one of yours too, so listen up!)

Play. Play is very powerful for me. And probably is for you too! Just gotta lean in.

According to Scientific American, fun and laughter release endorphins, happy hormones which counteract cortisol.

Basically, fun counteracts stress, one of the biggest inhibitors of cognitive performance.

For adults it helps you relax, be more creative, solve problems easier and more effectively, etc.

And for me personally, I find myself more in the flow when I am just having fun!

Things are easier.
I trust God more.
I trust myself more.
I manifest faster.
I help more people.
I make more money.
Opportunities pop up "out of nowhere"
I can rest in all the success.
And it all just feels good.

Yes! Its great to have a concrete strategy and to learn how to follow through and execute. Please, for the love of all things #entrepreneurial - execute!

Its commendable to be disciplined with your time and hustle when necessary. Because showing up is requires.

But honestly, if being in your business isnt fun, why are you even doing it?

Play is magnetic.
Play feels like alignment.
Play is indicative of flow.

Don't wind yourself up so tight from all of the ins and outs of your to-to list.

Step away from the laptop when technology isn't going your way. Take a nap if you can't slow your mind down enough to stop spiraling in doubt and negative self talk. Go for a walk, get some sun, play with puppies... Do whatever you need to do to find a point of access!

Live life to the full... Including the fullness of fun πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Have some of that today, will ya?

#Affirmation: The more fun I have, the more successful I am.


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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 πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ 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 πŸ˜‚ 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! β˜€οΈ


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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When Did You Learn To Settle?

Who first told you couldn't have it all?


When did you learn to settle?

What desires have you tabled because someone, somewhere told you they were "unrealistic" - whatever that means smh?

How did you come to believe that only some people get to be "lucky" and you don't?

All questions worth sitting with today...unlock the subconscious stuff thats been holding you back. A lot of the times you will realize they were narratives not of your own doing, but storylines you decided to accept along the way because of others around you.

Release. Forgive. Choose something else.

Let's start with this: you are a powerful force in this world, destined to do good, and designed with image bearing co-creative abilities.

Its time you come back to that truth.

This March as we celebrate #womenshistorymonth let's not forget what part you are playing in history right now!

The ripple effect of your impact can reach farther than you ever even dreamed, but not if you're living a life full of limits someone placed you at some point in time.

This month I am working on putting together something thats going to help you be inspired to expand!

Hint 1: it involves some of my favorite people (my most brilliant of clients)

Hint 2: its free.

Get ready!!!!!

Everyone on my email list will get first dibs. Be sure you're on that and looking out for the email mid-month.


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Want some advice?

When it comes to success, my advice boils down to this...


First, let me tell you what its not.

❌ Its not starting your day at some ungodly hour. It works for some, but not all. Find your rhythm.

❌ Its not making sure you have all your ducks in a row before you launch. Whatever that means lol. Done is better than perfect. Personally, im not that granular. I like systems, i also like the freedom i give myself to deviate when necessary.

❌ Its not having a set of curated brand colors, website or logo. Fun fact, I've never had a logo. πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ And my "brand colors" have evolved as i have. Not opposed to any of this btw. It just hasn't been something i put a lot of focus on.

❌ Its not waiting until "the right time." Just let go of that, it doesn't exist. The past is gone. The future is not promised. All you really have is the power of now.

My biggest piece of advice is... Show up.

Show up for the dream
Show up for the calling
Show up for your people
Show up for yourself

Homework:

Answer these questions:

Showing up looks like asking the right questions. What has God you called to do at this moment?

Showing up looks like taking the right action. Not getting #fomo and hopping on every trend that pops up on your feed. What feels the most aligned to your mission?

Showing up looks like staying in your lane and owning it. You are uniquely called to be you. You have something special that no one else has. What is that?

All the stuff you want wants you back!!!!

But you're gonna have to participate in the process, my friend! Showing up is the prerequisite. So, I just wanted to remind you of that today.


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