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Advice from 9 mentors in your head

Have you ever wanted to give up? The struggle to achieve success is overbearing at times.  Before you throw in the towel, read these inspirational quotes from the mentors in your head (mentors you have learned from but never met), as they offer advice to keep you going!

“The thing you fear most has no power.  Your fear of it is what has the power.  Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey

“Instead of praying for success and money.  Each day I asked for courage and discipline.”  -Myleik Teele

“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression.  There’s no forward movement.  You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control.  Like, you have control over the choices you make.”Taraji P. Henson

 

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Stay Lit! 3 ways to stay motivated

We have all been there…..

You think of this BOMB idea, and you are mad hype about it.  Can’t hold water at this point, so of course you have to share it with Instagram.  Everyone is like “Dang girl, that’s dope, can’t wait to see it.” (and we can’t forget that the picture getting hella “likes”). 

The first week; it’s the main focus.  All of your time is dedicated to this one area.  You miss out on all the turn ups happening around the city; ALL IN!  The next week; stilled focused but only worked a couple days on it.  But by the end of the month, it becomes…

….what idea? 

As time passes, it is pushed further and further down the to-do list.  After a while, you just don’t feel motivated to work on it.

If I wasn’t in your Kool-Aid with that …how about this.

You go to a conference, and the keynote speaker is giving you LIFE.  Before they finish you have already mapped out the changes that will be made.  Only to get home and fall back into the same routine of what you said that would change. 

Both situations the candle was LIT, so how do we keep it from being blown out in order to finish what was start? 

 

Who is in your crew

Influence. 

The people that we surround ourselves with play a HUGE part in the direction that we take in life.  Why you think your mama didn’t want you hanging out with Timmy down the street.  Because influence matters.  Some people have the power to blow your flame out (the ones that want you to stay in a box, or the folks that want you to do good as long as you’re not doing better than them, annnnnd can’t forget the lazy hatin’ heffas….), BUT, the right people can have the opposite effect. 

 

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