I always start my day with inspiration. I love waking up early, doing yoga, reading, and setting my intentions for the day. I am currently reading Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant, and tailor each message to my day. Here is some daily inspiration to tailor to yours. *Mon-Fri

***Daily Inspiration has been replaced with weekly inspiration***

August 2, 2016

"There are  no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure."- Colin Powell

August 1, 2016

"I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."- Eartha Kitt
 

November 30, 2015

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” –Oprah

November 25, 2015

“The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but not longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment.” –Osho

November 24, 2015

“Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what.” -Jodi Picoult

November 23, 2015

“Nature does not hurry and yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu

Do not rush. Take your time.

November 20, 2015

“What you seek is seeking you.” –Rumi

November 19, 2015

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X

November 18, 2015

“If you want to fly you’ve got to give up the shit that weighs you down. ” -Tony Morrison

Drop the dead weight and keep moving.

 November 17, 2015

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11

November 16, 2015

“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” -Shirley Chisolm

Freely giving your time and service is the best thing you can do in this world. Time is the greatest gift you can give someone.

November 13, 2015

“If you want something, step aside and let it arrive.” -Zen Proverb

 

November 12, 2015

“I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” -Diane Von Furstenberg

November 11, 2015

“Because she competes with no one, no one can compete with her.” – Lao Tzu

Focus on YOU.

November 10, 2015

“Associate yourself with people of good quality,  for it is better to be alone than in bad company. ” -Booker T. Washington

Do not allow negativity in your space. You deserve to have only the most supportive, loving and motivating people around you.

November 9, 2015

“How you gonna win when you ain’t right within…” -Lauryn Hill

Change your mindset, change your life.

November 6, 2015

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” – “The Salutation of the Dawn,” a Sanskrit Prayer

November 5, 2015

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou

Don’t apologize for who you are. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t sell yourself short. Get out of your own way and make your dreams become reality.

November 4, 2015

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.” -Dr. Seuss

Be proud of your individuality.

November 3, 2015

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” -Maya Angelou

Make someone’s day a little brighter.

November 2, 2015

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” -John C. Maxwell

The smallest things can have the biggest impact on our lives. Figure out what is holding you back from doing your best and change it. The greatest things in life take time, patience and dedication. Create a schedule and make sure you stick to it. Your time is coming.

October 30, 2015

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Make your own rules.

October 29, 2015

“When fear knocks, let faith answer the door.” -Robin Roberts

Don’t let fear keep you from your destiny. Have faith and be strong.

October 28, 2015

“Stumbling is not falling.” -Malcolm X

Failures, setbacks and disappointments do NOT mean that you should give up. It oftentimes means that you are one step closer to reaching your goal. Don’t quit now.

October 27, 2015

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ” -Leonardo da Vinci

It’s the simple things in life that matter the most. Life, health and family, among other firm foundations are the structures of happiness. We must not lose sight of this and always go back, if need be, to remind ourselves. Don’t take anything for granted.

October 26, 2015

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”  -Nora Roberts

Go for it.

October 23, 2015

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. ” -Deepak Chopra

Doubt can sometimes hold us back. Do NOT let it. Constantly pursue your goals and believe that nothing is stopping you. Remember,  this is a process and no one is perfect. If you make a mistake, fix what you can and carry on.

October 21, 2015

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.  That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect.” – Audre Lorde

Never be afraid to speak your truth.

October 20, 2015

“The three P’s of success are patience, persistence and pressure.” -Alysia Lester

patience
it takes time to get what one wants
one has to believe and know it will happen
it will not happen overnight
if you want the right and real things, you must not rush them

persistence
keep at it
if one gives up, what is the point of all they did
keep up what one does even when there are tough times and one
will feel accomplished in the end

pressure
some say many perform best under pressure
pressure forces one to perform at their highest
level in order to do their best
pressure creates a diamond
out of your toughest moments, the best things can be produced

October 19, 2015

“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” -Billie Holiday

There is only one you. No one else in this world can do what you do. Be unique. Know that there is something special inside of you. Use your talents and always do your best. Don’t try to copy someone else’s style, or compare, just focus on you and continue  growing. Comparing takes away precious time that could be spent  on improving your craft. Trust the plan, work hard and let the results speak for themselves.

October 16, 2015

 

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Change is not always easy but is a necessary part of life. If something in your life isn’t going right, change it. You control your life. Work on improving and challenging yourself to become a better person and the results will start to show. Get out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals.

 

 

October 15, 2015

“Find your inspiration.”

Trust in yourself. Trust in the process. Believe that everything will work out for the greater good. You have infinite power inside of you. Continue to work hard and you will get where you need to be. Stay focused on your craft and take it day-by-day. You got this. Sometimes you don’t feel like doing things you need to, and that’s ok, just do them anyway because it will all pay off in the end. There will be a shift in the atmosphere and your world will change if you get out of your own way and alter your mindset. You can change something physically, but if there isn’t a mental change as well, then you are in the same place as when you began. Don’t get upset when things go wrong, that is the time to focus more. This is where the real test is. How powerful are you when things go wrong? Do you see where you went wrong and work harder, or do you wallow in self-doubt and sadness? Find what inspires you to keep going. It can be anything: prayer, books, songs, talking to friends, anything. Refer back to these when you feel down and use them to lift your spirits up. Remember why you started. Do not become complacent. You.Got.This.