“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
I decided to post this quote today from Abraham Lincoln because it sets the tone for focusing on the positive instead of drama and negativity. Often times, we get caught up in the drama of a feud or dispute with a family member, co-worker or friend and we let it take us over, and distract us from the important things we should be focusing on.
If you are currently allowing yourself to get sucked in by negativity with others, stop and reflect for a moment. Like the old cliche says, “You’ll catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.” Use your energy towards improving yourself, rather than engaging in disputes with others.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
Think about this one. It’s been so incredibly powerful for me! We often don’t realize how much our fears really hold us back from doing things. I just started a new job, publishing a magazine, a few months ago. It requires me to do a lot of selling that I’m not normally accustomed to doing as a writer. I’ve been very successful in the selling that I’ve done, but yet I was still afraid to call on some businesses. I read this quote, and it has seriously made a major impact on the way I view myself.
What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? Well, what I’ve done now that I’m not letting fear get in my way, is gone on to set 20 appointments this week to sell my advertising. I’m not afraid of the “no” anymore. I’m not afraid of the voices in my head that tell me that I can’t do this.
I’ve got this down now! Every morning I ask myself this very question. “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?”. This simple little quote has set me free!!! I hope that it does the very same for you.
Make it a great day. I believe in YOU!
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
So what are your excuses today? Stop wasting valuable time creating excuses as to why you don’t deserve to reach your goals. Go and get it! Take those excuses, write them down on a sheet of paper and then throw it away. Go get it!! The excuses stop right here and right now. I believe in YOU!
New leadership to a department that has been plagued with scandal. Maybe a woman is just what the Secret Service needs. Read below for an excerpt from The Post.
“All of your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”
Don’t doubt yourself today. Don’t let those voices that tell you that you CAN’T do it get you down. Go out and just make it happen without listening to the excuses that you make for yourself. I believe in YOU!
Love her or hate her, it’s definitely worth the read. Even though I didn’t swallow her book down with a glass of feminism, it certainly inspired me to want to get out their and make it happen. Perhaps a motivational speaker for women is more of her calling in life? Read the link for a great article on the discussion of whether to love or hate Sheryl Sandberg.
Here I go again, ranting and raving about all of the items that I MUST HAVE for fall.
One of the trends that we are seeing this fall is the circle bag. The last time I used a circle bag was back in 1992 when I had a red, leather Paloma Picasso one. It was given to me as a gift and I absolutely worshipped it! (kinda wish that I didn’t get rid of it right about now.)
Polka Dots are another trend that we’re seeing everywhere too, from jeans to scarves and shoes to purses. When it comes to trends, I like to keep it simple, using the principle that less is more, and I like to be able to wear the trendy item more than just one time. For example, I love the concept of polka dotted jeans, but I’m not sure how many times I can wear them without the look getting stale.
I fell in love with Kate Spade’s “Normandy Park” polka dot bag, $298, from katespade.com. It’s a patent leather black bag that features the most perfect sized white polka dots. The size of the circle bag is 6.2”h x 6.2”w x 2.3”d, so it’s perfect for a lipstick, cell phone and cash/credit cards. Makes a great statement for either day or night, and it also comes in black and red.