All posts tagged: people

TLT: Be Interested but Not Fake!

One of the most important keys to a building a successful relationship is your ability to show a sincere interest in both the person and the things that are important to that person. When you express genuine interest in someone you give them a sense of importance, well being and value. However, it is equally as important that you are not fake with it. Don’t pretend to love politics when the only “politics” you care about involve Olivia Pope! Don’t pretend to be okay with the fact that he spends all his free time playing video games when you secretly want to throw his controller out with the recyclable! When we pretend it’s only for so long until the truth catches up to us. And it will, which will then cause feelings to be hurt and an argument to erupt. Be open minded and willing to learn or try new things, but don’t fake an interest just to get on his good side. You can still respect their interests even if they aren’t of interest to …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Disconnect and Connect

B.A.D. Girl Lifestyle Tip: Make the effort to put your phone away when you are out to dinner or spending quality time with friends and loved ones.  It’s a rude habit to always be on your cell phone and it’s actually nice to tuck it away and spend time connecting face to face.  If you have to take a phone call or respond to a text always excuse yourself and keep it brief. Do you disconnect from your phone? xo  Nicole Let’s Connect:  Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube  Shop

TLT: Be Okay With Letting Go

There are certain things that as a 20-something year old we should master and one of those things is being able to let go of thoughts, memories, feelings and people that no longer deserve our attention. It is such a powerful feeling knowing that you can move on and find acceptance. You can and will be able to look back and feel complete peace with having let go. Remember that sometimes letting go is not giving up; its going up. This post from Tiny Buddha has 10 awesome tips for letting go. Check it out here! Do you have any tips for “letting go”? xx Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin’  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Do One Thing Different

Sometimes all it takes is one small act to spark change in your life so  I am daring you, yes YOU, to do just one thing different this week.  It could be anything, it just has to be out of the ordinary.  Perhaps it’s something you have been meaning to start doing like waking up 10 minutes earlier or  taking the time to write up your business idea. Or maybe you want to do something you have never done like pay for a strangers coffee or call out from work and spend the day learning how to do something on your bucket list. Do it for the possibility. The possibility that if you make one minor change you may set the stage for major fulfillment. Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking or doing can create the biggest opportunity. What are you going to do different this week? Be B.A.D! xx Nicole Lets Connect: Bloglovin  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

B.A.D. Girl Tip For Getting What You Want

A lot of times we find ourselves getting discouraged from pursuing our dreams because we get caught up in thinking “HOW”  is what I want going to happen. We feel like things are impossible. I hate to break it to ya, but nothing is impossible! I have learned that it is in our best interest to focus solely on the end result. Learn to control your thoughts and  keep them  focused on the “What”  and in turn all of the “How’s” will be answered. All of the things, ideas, people, tools that you need will find their way into your life. Focus on the WHAT; not the HOW. Spend time everyday visualizing your desires (create a vision board if that helps). Take inspired action and have unwavering faith that what you want CAN & WILL come true. I firmly believe that we can have, achieve, and get everything that we want in life as long as we think and feel positive! Share with me your success stories in the comments! Be B.A.D! xx Nicole Follow …

B.A.D. Girl Style: Oh, baby!

I attended a baby shower for my beautiful sorority sister, Nazly, this past weekend. She is expecting her first child and it’s a girl! YAY! I wore a daisy print dress from Zara with a lace blazer and Prabal Gurung x Target heels. My lovely friend looked amazing in a dress she scored on Gilt! As part of my gift I made baby girl her first studded piece, a turband! It was the tiniest one Ive ever made and I think it came out friggen adorable! I can’t wait to see the little princess wear it! The baby shower was a blast and I love any opportunity to spend time with my sorority sisters! We are all so excited for the newest arrival! Have you been to a baby shower recently? xx Nicole Let’s Connect: Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram

B.A.D. Girl Tip: How to Have a Great Day

Wake up late. Spill coffee on your blouse. Your boss pisses you off within 15 minutes of being at work. You mess up on a project at work and so on and so on. Does this spiral of negativity sound at all familiar? I have had my fair share of these days, but once I learned the powerful impact that a positive thought in the morning can have on my day it changed my daily outlook. Instead of waking up and saying ” ugh I don’t want to go to work/school” or ” ughh I hate waking up this early” opt for the simple thought of ” Today is going to be a good day!”. Try this one thought every morning for a week and see if your days start to change for the better. The trick is you have to mean it when you say it. Close your eyes and imagine yourself having a great day before you get out of bed in the morning. Say it out loud.   Then while you are brushing …

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Think Like a BOSS

If you’re like me then saving money is probably a challenge, so I have decided to replace the word “savings” with “profit”. We need to start thinking like a boss! Our goal should be to turn a profit with our personal finances and not experience loss by spending more than we make. So don’t ask yourself if you saved enough money at the end of the month; ask yourself if you made a profit this month instead. Doesn’t that just sound better? And so much more boss lady-ish too! Are you thinking like a boss? xx Nicole

B.A.D. Girl Tip: Wallpaper Your Inspirations

What is the one thing that we probably look at the most in a typical day? I will bet you anything its probably your cell phone. I am pretty sure I check  my phone 50 times (shameful, I know) a day so I started putting positive quotes and inspiring images as my wall paper and lock screen and it really helps me control my thoughts throughout the day.This tip is especially helpful if you are focused on achieving  something in particular. I always switch it up depending on my mood and my goals for the day or week. Here are a few of my current faves! Whats on your phones lock screen or wall paper? Have a kick ass week! xx Nicole Follow Me: Bloglovin Facebook Twitter Instagram

TLT: Create a Gratitude List

image via It’s said that ” Energy flows, where attention goes” and that you get what you focus on so stop dwelling on all of the annoying things that may be going on with your relationship and/or your significant other and start paying attention to the good things. Creating a “gratitude list” will allow you to put your energy into the positive aspects of your relationship and remember all of the wonderful qualities that you love about your partner. Everyday for the next 30 days write down one new thing on your list. The KEY here is to focus your thoughts and energy on the items you add to your list only. You will start to receive more of the good while the not so good start to disappear. ANDDDD if for some reason your list is coming up short it may be time for you to reevaluate your current relationship. Just saying. P.s. You can also create a “gratitude list” for your personal life too! What is something you are grateful for?