When You Lack Motivation

I came across this picture and it gave me a great perspective on how big things have come from the modest of places – like a garage. How amazing is this picture?! What more motivation does one need?! I’ll be honest, I stared at it for quite some time.

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If there’s one thing you and I have in common is that there’s always something that is holding us back. We want to do something, great or small, but we create excuses that keep us from getting it done.

What do you want to do?

Where do you want to go?

How will you get there?

… What’s holding you back?

What’s holding me back? …. It’s either my illness, my family or some other excuse that I allow to convince me, that now is not the time.

I was once in a place where I felt stuck, frozen and hesitant about taking the next step.

I was ‘thinking’ about creating a YouTube channel, if you are too, I’d say, ‘just go for it.’

Or ‘thinking’ about creating a blog, if you are too, I’d say, ‘just go for it.’

Or ‘thinking’ about creating an online store, if you are too, I’d say, ‘just go for it.’

Or say an Instagram account, if that’s you, I’d say, ‘just go for it.’

Because the growth will probably be slow and the learning will take some time, but all that matters is that you’re doing what you’re passionate about – continue to grow, continue to learn, and let’s be honest eventually the money will come.

Lastly, if you’re living with chronic pain like I am, be patient. Our bodies are not what they were before our diagnosis, your body will guide you, get things done when you can – or pain levels allow, prioritize things, create a schedule for yourself – even if it’s one task a day. You’ll see that slowly but surely things will come together and things will get done.

Do you struggle with staying motivated? What keeps you moving?

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Reblog Wednesday: 7 Things We Can Learn From Jeff Bezos — Savvy 101 Life

I appreciate a good coming up journey. You know, the one where the person comes from nothing and is determined to make their dream a reality?! Because what’s a dream if not something that can come true – just a dream. It’s that mountain, that obstacle that needs to be moved in order for us to take that first step forward. Often times they refer to it as the push, that leap of faith, but whatever it is, people like Jeff Bezos are an example of the dream made a reality.

The post I share with you today is full of  interesting facts from the man behind Amazon. It is absolutely interesting and nothing short of amazing! And if you haven’t been to Savvy 101 Life, please go by, he’s full of inspirational posts, especially for that entrepreneur in us that’s itching to come out!

We often times have heard, ‘if I can do it, you can do it,’ well it’s true, it really is! I think there also differences between people like Jeff Bezos or Walt Disney or many others and the regular ‘Joe.’ They’ve had one idea that helped them rise in business and have had determination to see it become a reality.

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As many many know already, I started my YouTube channel not too long ago. What you may not have known, is that this has been years and years in the ‘thinking.’ Yes! What kept me from taking that step into creating the channel, well your guess is better than mine! But, fear is up there. It’s up there, along with self-doubt. If you’re thinking of starting your very own YouTube channel, my best advice to you would be, just start! You’ll never be fully ready and you’ll never build enough courage to begin, so just do it, and you’ll soon find your jitters settle. You’ll buy the necessary tools as you go, you’ll get things together and invest as you go as it’ll all happen with time.

I can’t even tell you what I had for lunch today, because my day is a little jammed with the good ‘ole mommy to do’s. But one thing that changed last month was my mind set. I began thinking one day of my ‘Nail File Friday’s’ here on the blog and thought about merging it into a YouTube channel and before I could second guess myself, I put the thought into work! I just started it one night. That one night has turned into 19 videos and counting. And I’m all for ‘hobbies’ and ‘having fun’ while doing something you love, but let me be honest, I have little ones still in diapers! So, while I’m having fun, I’m also thinking long term. My goal is to be able to profit off the channel, not tomorrow, nope – I give it a few years! However, the day will come when good ‘ole nail painting will bring this mama some green. Because saying otherwise would only be deceiving. Here’s to you making your dream a reality – big or small.

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The Richest Man In The World “The richest man in the world”, sounds great, right? But there’s more to say about Jeff Bezos than that well-earned nickname. It all started in 1994 with the decision of taking a step further from his already successful life. Jeff had an idea that wouldn’t let him sleep until […]

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1 Day With 3 Girls + 3 Hairstyles

It’s no secret by now that I have 3 girls, ages 10, 3 and 15 months old – why do I still count in months?! Eek! So a typical day for me includes doing my girls hair – keep in mind that I first learned how to do a ‘basic’ braid when my oldest daughters hair got long enough to braid. So, I want to say it wasn’t too long ago that I was looking at tutorials trying to find ways to keep my daughters hair from looking too crazy. The three girls have three different lengths of hair and textures. Since the two younger ones can’t sit still for too long, I’ve had to find ways to keep them entertained while I do their hair, giving them a toy, their favorite blanket or even putting on their favorite cartoon show or movie. They sit and I attempt to do their hair as fast as I can – because you know, they have to get back to doing more important things! Be sure to check out my post here to know all the hair supplies I keep in the kids ‘hair bin.’

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My oldest: first I did a pony tail and tied with an elastic Tip: alternate with spray water bottle and hair spray to get a sleek look, then with the Rat Tail Comb section a piece on top and begin to do a ‘regular’ braid. After the braid is done, begin to place an elastic between short or longer sections of the hair – similar to the ‘Bubble Braid’ that you saw here the difference will be is that you’re going to pull from the sides. So, tie a section with an elastic and pull from the sides, tie with an elastic and pull, do as many as you’d like until you’ve reached the bottom.

My Toddler: with the Rat Tail Comb divide the hair in two sections and tie one section away with either a hair clip or an elastic Then bush, wet with the and spray – the none-tied section with hair spray and begin your French braid, tie at the end with an elastic. Undo the section you tied, again, brush the hair, wet hair and spray with the hair spray and begin your French braid. Tip: for my toddler I really need to use a detangling spray I started using this one from TruKid and it’s amazing! Check out my post here for other TruKid products I use on my kids.

My little-est girl: with the baby, her hair is just starting to grow out enough to do pigtails, today instead of parting down the center, I did it to the side. After her bath – or you can also wet the hair with the spray bottle, using the Rat Tail Comb part it to the side, grab with an elastic and do the other side the same way. It’ll be a sort of half pony tail just the pigtail version. If your daughter’s hair isn’t long enough for pigtails, simply grab a small section on the top of the head, tie with an elastic and place a bow. And you’re done!

Have a lovely night.

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