Motivational Monday: Don’t Quit Your Daydream!

I cannot tell you how long that I have been dreaming about the day that I would quit my full-time job, just to focus on my passion! For the longest time, I didn’t even know that I had a passion. It took a ton of dumb Facebook career quizzes and countless talks with my family members, to finally realize that I was not destined to have a typical career. I was born to be a hustler, others would call it an entrepreneur.

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(I found this photo on Pinterest and fell in love. Credit to the owner.)

Back in 2012, I decided to take my last Facebook career quiz. The result led me to where I am today and where I am going to be in the future. In 2016 I signed up for an event and wedding planning course and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I studied hard and in just six short months, I received my event and wedding planning certificate.

During that time I also discovered another love of mine, blogging. I bought a ring light, a few backdrops, and put in work! I created makeup looks, talked about my beauty favorites, and wrote “What’s in my bag” posts. Since then I have transformed into more fashion, lifestyle, and wedding posts. Hens, certified wedding planner. Eventually blogging led me to Instagram, and who knows where I am headed next.

What I am trying to get at here is that not everyone was born to do the same job. If everyone became a teacher, there would be no doctors. If everyone went for the same career path, life would be boring as hell. It’s okay to step out of the box. I understand that not everyone is going to agree with what I do and I am perfectly okay with that. As long I believe in myself, that is all that I need, (aside from my husband’s support).

As of April 13, 2018, I am no longer working at my Monday through Friday job. I am now a full-time entrepreneur.  That means that I am my own boss, working hard, and proving to myself that I was born to do this. If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you that I am not your average 25-year old. I am creative, crafty, and love doing something different every day.

This is just my friendly reminder to live for yourself. Life is too short to live your life wondering “what if?”. Do something that you love and don’t worry about what others are going to say or think. You might just surprise yourself. Hold on to that daydream until you get there, I know that I did.

Soon enough, you are going to see me on the Today Show, telling the world about this exact moment. The moment that I decided to quit my day job to chase my dream job. 

How to turn a bad day into a good day!

I’m sure that you have had one of those days before when you wake up and everything goes wrong. As soon as you open those big, beautiful eyes, you can already tell that everything is going to shit. You woke up late, you burnt your forehead on your hair straightener, and now you can’t find your keys. I have one of those days about twice a week, trust me, you’re not alone!

Instead of letting that day continue to go horribly, here are some things that you can do to change the way your day is going to go.

The first thing that you can do is take a deep breath. Bring your thoughts to your attention and tell yourself that you are going to have an amazing day. Or cry….. Whatever helps. I’m just kidding, but stop and give yourself a minute to forget about all of those terrible events and think of something that makes you happy.

The next thing that you can do to change your day is to go somewhere that makes you happy. If you are at work, take a break and go get some coffee. If coffee isn’t your thing, go do something that is your thing. Grab a cupcake, go for a walk, take some selfies, whatever you need to do to make yourself feel a little better.

If those aren’t doing the trick, read your favorite quote. Read something that will put a smile on your face. If you don’t have a favorite quote, go to Pinterest, they have tons for you!

If you have tried all of the above and nothing seems to be working, call someone that you love. Just let it all pour out to them. If no one will answer, message me, I’ll pick up! 

Start 2018 Off Right: 5 NEW HABITS FOR THE NEW YEAR

They say that it takes 66 days to create a habit.

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HABIT NUMBER ONE – WAKE UP EARLY

This habit is very hard for me, I love sleeping in until 10am or 1pm (shhh). I always tell myself that I am going to wake up two hours earlier every day and guess what never happens. So to trick myself, I will set my alarm 30 minutes earlier, than the two hours earlier. That way I don’t really notice the difference. Little by little I will keep adding the 30 minutes until I reach my goal hour. My goal is to be a morning person, and you bet you ass that’s happening this year!

HABIT NUMBER TWO – DRINK MORE WATER

Honestly, I have been drinking more water and I feel amazing. My skin has cleared up, I have been in a better mood, and my hair feels so soft! Water does the body good. The best way to drink more water is to carry an adorable water bottle around. That way drinking water is exciting.

HABIT NUMBER THREE – EXERCISE

This one is an obvious habit that needs to take place in 2018. I have downloaded a couple of workout apps, that way the work-outs are already there, no thinking. I will set alarms for working out, even if it is for 15 minutes a day. Something is better than nothing. #squatlife

HABIT NUMBER THREE- EATING HEALTHIER

I hate to say it, but it’s time to give up pizza. Meal prepping for the week is actually a lot easier than you think. Before the week starts, I will go to the grocery store, find some healthy and delicious recipes, cook, and separate. It really is that easy. I even bought some cute containers to make meal prepping fun.

HABIT NUMBER FOUR- READ

In order to create a reading habit, I will read 10 pages a day. If I tell myself that I am only going to read 10 pages, I will get into the book and won’t stop there! Before I know it, I will be done with a book in a few days.

HABIT NUMBER FIVE- SET GOALS

Setting goals are so important to me, they help me get a better idea of where my life is going. Every day I am going to write down a different set of goals; yearly goals, monthly goals, weekly goals, and daily goals. If I am constantly writing them down, I am constantly reminding myself of the badass that I am going to be!

 

 

I hope that you are just as excited about the new year as I am. I would love to know some of your habits that you are going to create this year. Do me a favor, share this blog post with someone that needs some inspiration for creating habits. As soon as I hit 2,000 I am going to be hosting a huge giveaway, so make sure that you spread the word. As always, stay confident! 

Being a Boss Babe

BOSS BABE, READING THOSE WORDS IN YOUR HEAD, WHAT DO YOU PICTURE? IS IT A WOMAN THAT WORKS HARD FOR WHAT SHE WANTS? A GIRL WITH A DREAM BIGGER THAN HER HAIR AND A PLAN TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? WHAT ABOUT A SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR, WORKING TWO JOBS, JUST SO THAT SHE CAN FEED HER BABIES AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY THE RENT?

What if I told you that you that all of those are correct. You don’t have to be the CEO of a huge company in order to be a boss babe. You don’t even have to have a job at all! If you have a passion for something and the drive for that passion, you are a boss babe. So for all of you boss babes out there, this is a post just for you! I am going to be sharing some tips with you to help you manage your time as a boss babe.

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The very first tip that I have for you is to……wait for it…….GET UP EARLY. If you are a night owl like me, this tip is going to be very difficult to get used to. Let’s be honest for a second, the earlier that you get up, the more time that you have during the day to get your shit done! So before you go to bed try setting more than one alarm, and place your phone across the room you. This will make sure that you have to actually get up, and by the time that you turn it off, you won’t want to climb back into bed.

On to the second tip! After you get your ass up and your coffee is made, find somewhere that you can sit to gather your thoughts. Go sit out on the patio, head to the cozy chair by the fireplace, wherever you feel that you can relax the most. You can call it meditation or whatever you like best. Just set aside 10 minutes each day to think about whatever you want. This could be the time to; come up with blog post ideas, business proposals, school, maybe a stretch, anything that makes you happy. Try not to worry, there will be plenty of time for that after your work is done.

Something else that is helpful would be to make your bed (if you don’t already do that). When you make your bed, you won’t want to climb back into it. Why mess up the 36 pillows that you just arranged for only you to see.

When getting ready for the day, try to avoid all social media. Facebook can be an easy waste of 15 minutes believe it or not. We are all guilty of falling down that rabbit hole that we like to call Pinterest. “I just need to look at something real quick.” That is one of the biggest lies that anyone has ever told. That 15 minutes could go toward trying something different with your hair or adding on some false lashes that you don’t ever really have time to apply.

Once your makeup and hair is all done up, you want to make sure that you dress the boss babe part. Just remember to dress for the job that you want, not the one that you have! If your dream job is to be the face of Torrid 2018; put on those super cute capri pants, that bright coral top, the cutest heels that you own, and strut down that hallway like you own it! Oh wait..that’s my dream. Well, I guess that I can share it with you.

This next tip is by far my favorite and that is to set goals for yourself! In order to be a boss babe, you have to have at least something that you are working towards. It doesn’t have to be big, it can be as simple as drinking more water. Find something that you want to accomplish and put it somewhere that you can see all of the time. Try writing down some of your goals, take a picture of them, and set that photo as your wallpaper! That way you can always see them, and remind yourself that those goals need to be accomplished.

No matter what is happening throughout the day, you have to keep a positive mind. Moods can change very easily, but if you feel that bad mood coming through, try and shift your mind. This is easier said than done, but all it takes is practice. When you have a positive mind, you can get so much more done during your day. Especially when you aren’t still pissed off at the driver that cut you off on the freeway.

Another tip that can save you so much time as a boss babe is to keep your work space organized. No matter what you are doing, make sure that you can find what you need. If you are a makeup artist, make sure that your kit is packed and your brushes are cleaned. If you are a stay at home mom, make sure that you know exactly where the pacifier and blanket is. If you are a fashion blogger, make sure that you have that shoot outfit ready to be put on! Make it easy for yourself! Did I mention that this will save you so much time? I sure did!

My final tip for you is to read something inspirational! I know that this is the most obvious tip, but for some reason reading something that is inspiring makes me want to get up and work! I want to take on the world because a book told me that I could! Silly right? Well, whatever works! I am not really sure if this tip can save you anytime, but it sure can make your heart smile. Besides, inspiration is one of the many meaning of being a boss babe.

 

Cheers to the mom out there kicking ass all by herself, high five to the passion driven entrepreneur, and a big hug to the soon to be a Torrid fashion model. I hope that at least one of these #BossBabe tips helped or inspired you in some way! I would love to hear any of the tips that you have. I can always use them!