All posts tagged: achieving your goals

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword” ~C. Reade

Be (B)eautiful: Sweatpants, hair tied, no make up on and you should still feel beautiful because YOU ARE! I stumbled upon this Facebook Group called Operation Beautiful and its all about spreading love and making others feel beautiful by writing positive notes  and leaving them around in public places like bathrooms, dorms,  the gym, at your job, on a desk, on someones car, anywhere! Do IT!! Be (A)uthentic: Scarves are my obsession now that the temperatures in NY have started dropping. Scarves may be the only reason I enjoy cold weather to be honest! I found this company called Letau Designs that sells beautiful  hooded and drawstring scarves. As you all know I love a unique fashion find! I have seen hooded scarves before, but the drawstring ones are new to my eyes and I am diggin’ it! What do you ladies think? Be (D)etermined: When networking it’s a good idea to write down on the business cards you receive where it was that  you actually met the person. Was it at a conference, fashion …

“A true heiress is never mean to anyone – except a girl who steals your boyfriend.” ~Paris Hilton

Be (B)eautiful: I love these rain boots from Dollhouse! They are so different from the typical style rain boots everyone rocks now. Very 60’s and very cute! I could see them being worn with jeans or a skirt/dress without looking tacky!     Be (A)uthentic: A B.A.D girl is NOT someone who is deliberately mean and hurtful to others. That person is weak and insecure. A real bad girl is someone who knows when its time to defend herself and when to put people in their place. But she is not the one attacking others for the fun of it. Be (D)etermined: Make an effort to always be on good terms with previous employers/coworkers. This is important for future job opportunities where you may need a reference, a favor, or even a possible business opportunity. It is always smart to maintain your connections with people because you never know where someone may end up (professionally) and how they may be able to help or benefit you  in the future either professionally or personally.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~Unknown

Be (B)eautiful: You can have all the success, money, and fame in the world, but at the end of the day what really matters is whose life you touched while here on this earth. It’s about supporting, helping, caring and loving those people who come into your life. Be (A)uthentic: Next time a friend comes to you with a problem, try your hardest to relate to them and share a story of a similar situation or experience and how you handled it. If you went about it the wrong way, right way, whatever, share it with them. It really helps. Be (D)etermined: It is great to be ambitious and hardworking , but don’t forget to enjoy life every now and then with the people around you. You want to be supported when you finally “make it”. Don’t forget it can be real lonely at the top if you don’t have people to share your success with.

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

Be (B)eautiful: Every 69 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies of breast cancer. I bet you know someone who has battled with this disease, so help support the cause, every little bit helps. Visit here for ways to join the fight. Be (A)uthentic: Don’t worry about trying to know people, but rather focus on making yourself worth knowing. Be (D)etermined: When striving to achieve your goals don’t stress yourself out trying to build a mountain on your first attempt. Focus on creating a new habit that will help you achieve your goal. Do you want to run a marathon? First work on picking up the habit of running everyday. By focusing not on what you have to achieve over the course of the next year, but instead on what you are doing each day, you are focusing on something achievable. That little daily change will add up to a huge change, over time, and you will be more than happy with your results.

“It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.” ~Tupac Shakur

Be (B)eautiful: This Food for Thought blog is really great for some inspiration besides your daily dose of SMB! 😉 Be (A)uthentic: When it comes to goal setting, be realistic with yourself and what you are capable of, but don’t ever doubt yourself.  Challenging yourself every once in a while is a good thing and its definitely NEEDED. Be (D)etermined: People say “make each day count” but how many of us actually do? I think the statement is up for interpretation. Making your day count doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. It can be something small like completing an important task at work, getting a draft of your midterm paper done, packing away your summer clothes that have been taking up space, or scheduling in some time with an old friend.  It’s about getting something done and not wasting your day.

“Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”

Be (B)eautiful: We as women need to learn to support one another if we want to succeed. Hating on accomplishments and successes only keeps us all down as a group. If we can learn to empower each other we can take on the world. Be (A)uthentic: There are about 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., a number that comprises nearly 40% of all businesses. So don’t doubt your ability to succeed if you have a great idea. Make it happen! Be (D)etermined: It’s the point when you feel like you can’t go on anymore and you want to give up that you have to keep pushing because success is at the other side. This is a way of testing you to make sure you really deserve it. So don’t quit!

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And thats how I operate my life.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Be (B)eautiful: There is no Excuse for NOT Cleansing your face after a days workout of makeup. Use your hands or a soft cloth w/a gentle cleanser to remove any residue left behind, a toner to give your skin elasticity, and a good moisturizer to keep your skin in top notch shape. I am absolutely obsessed with my 3 step kit from Artistry Essentials. My face always feels super soft  and smells heavenly. 🙂 Be (A)uthentic: If its true that you start being called a bitch when you’re successful, then we should embrace the opportunity to be called a bitch in the workplace. It usually means that we are right or that we are insisting on excellence from others. Be (D)etermined: Women owners of businesses with revenues of $1 million or more were more likely than men owners to have started their companies rather than have purchased, inherited, or acquired them in some other way. Now that is pretty BAD ass!

“But seriously how can you figure out what you’re made of if it’s always easy.” -Kris Langard

Be (B)eautiful: The most beautiful and inspiring women in my opinion are the ones who have faced challenges, beat the odds, experienced  hard times and still came out on top. The women who still smile and laugh even when things aren’t going right. Strength is beautiful. Be (A)uthentic: Be in reality about the facts of who you are, and what you have done in your life (the good and the bad). See yourself as a mosaic with a hundred tiles, and tell the truth about what is actually there; it’s always mostly good. Be (D)etermined: The BADDEST females are the ones who conquer. They find themselves in a difficult situation and instead of giving up they say “I got this, I am not a quitter.” They know that its mind over matter and with determination you can accomplish your goals and the victory will be that much sweeter because you worked hard for it.  When something is just given to you with very little effort on your part it can be nice , but never …

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be (B)eautiful: If you don’t carry an inner beauty within you, it doesn’t matter how many beautiful people, sites and objects you surround yourself with. Love who you were, are and will become. Be (A)uthentic: I like to believe in people every now and then, so I don’t have a problem with giving second chances to those I feel DESERVE IT. Like the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I’m kicking your a$$!” 😉 Be (D)etermined: The year is almost coming to a close. How many of your goals for the year have you accomplished? There is still time left so make it happen!

“If you don’t execute your dreams, you will go the rest of your life working for someone who did.” ~Unknown

Be (B)eautiful: Be an I N S P I R A T I O N to those around you. Achievers and go- getters are always admired by their peers ( and hated on- but we love the haters right?). 😉 Be (A)uthentic: Be original and creative with your ideas as you strive to achieve your goals. Come up with unique business ideas, creative choreography, think outside of the box when designing your fashion line, etc. BE (A)uthentic!! Be (D)etermined: Everyone has a dream of something they would love to do or be, but so many of us never pursue our goals. This quote really resonated with me b/c it is exactly how I feel. I refuse to spend my life working for someone else. I want to be my own boss. Now this doesn’t mean that we all have to run off and start our own businesses, but we should follow through on our dreams. You will never know unless you try, right? I am sure Lady Gaga didn’t doubt herself  and even more sure …