B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Have a Go-To Drink I, myself am a Captain Morgan and cranberry kind of girl. When I drink wine I like Pinot Grigio. When I drink beer I always go for a Blue Moon (with an orange) and seltzer water with lemon for my non alcoholic beverage of choice. When you have a go-to drink, you come off as a woman who knows what she wants. So the next time you find yourself out on a date or at an important business dinner order your drink without looking at the menu. You might be feeling nervous but at that moment you appeared confident with your decision. That’s a good way to start! What is your go-to drink? xo Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin’ Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Shop
As B.A.D. Girls we want what we want and we bust our asses to make it happen. However, no matter how hard we may try some things just wont go our way. I truly believe that when you don’t get what you want it is because there is something better on its way to you. It is so crucial that you do not allow the disappointment of not getting what you want distract you from your goals. Know in your heart that something even more amazing than what you wanted is in store for you. Don’t ever doubt your worth because of it. Get excited and be B.A.D! Have you ever received something even better than what you originally wanted? xo Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram
Be (B)eautiful: One of the things I dislike most about growing up is losing touch with the magic of childhood innocence and imagination. When you are young the world is your oyster and every dream you have can and will come true. You know that you can be anything in the world: a doctor, singer, astronaut, model, CEO, or even the president of the United States. So what changes that we lose sight of these goals and dreams we had for ourselves as children? My answer? Reality. Yeah, Okay, so their isn’t a genie who grants our wish for a dream job after college and the perfect guy isn’t going to find us because we left a glass stiletto at the club. If life was that easy the feeling of success wouldn’t taste as good. One way that I handle feeling discouraged is to look back at photos of myself as a child. There is something so powerful about this that I can’t describe. Looking back at that little innocent girl that I once was …
Happy 2011 B.A.D Girls!! I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year! So once your hangover subsided were you able to think about what you want to accomplish this year? I don’t really believe too much in resolutions, but prefer setting goals for myself. This weekend I took some time to really think about where I want to be when 2011 comes to a close. Here are some photos from my night of INSPIRATION. When deciding on my goals for 2011 I obviously made sure they were inline with being a B.A.D Girl! Be (B)eautiful: inside and out. Be (A)uthentic: true to yourself, Real, Original Be (D)etermined: Go after what you want and get it, achieve your goals Here are a few of my current goals for the first half of 2011! Be (B)eautiful: Get it right, get it tight! Back in the gym for a minimum of 3 days a week. Snack Smarter. Cut out unnecessary snacking and late night eating. Make a difference. Get out and volunteer more. …
Be (B)eautiful: I absolutely love blasting my favorite song of the moment, singing at the top of my lungs and not caring about what anyone thinks. Its my way of releasing any stress I may have bottled up inside. It also helps to put me in an automatic good mood. 🙂 Be (A)uthentic: “Our thoughts create our reality; where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go” by Peter McWilliams. This quote is oh so true. Its important to keep positive thoughts in and kick negative ones to the gutter! Be (D)etermined: A good question to ask on an interview is “Why is the position currently available?” Your intentions in asking this question is to get insight as to whether this will be a good job for you. The interviewer might tell you that the previous person wasn’t comfortable cold calling and being rejected. If this is the case for you as well then it can help you decide whether or not to accept the position if/when it’s offered to you. They …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!