|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
I feel grateful to have a career that allows me to work with people of all ages. They've seen it all and help me learn without repeating the same mistakes. Above all, they challenge me to try new things, to date, to experience life, to continue expanding my knowledge, and to grow. I've learned that you cannot change all the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around. Life goes by too quickly to spend your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Be selective. Be picky. Be ok with saying no to those who don't make you laugh or feel special. I hope you never compromise your self worth for the sake of keeping others in your life. You'll lose a lot of by having standards, but that's ok. A smaller circle....a greater you.
|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
I remember speaking with a friend several years ago who was dealing with a breakup. She told me, “I gave him my fries when he finished his and was still hungry.” She couldn’t understand for the life of her how someone she cared so deeply for could be so careless with her heart. Despite how much he’d hurt her, she still cared for his wellbeing and happiness. I told her that sometimes no matter the neglect, sadness, and hurt some cause us- some of us will always care. It’s just who we are and what makes us unique. Why would you ever want to change that about you? Your heart, it's rare. It's beautiful. Not everyone is capable of having those kind of feelings...so own them. Be proud of them. Those people, the ones who wear their hearts on their sleeves are the ones I cherish. Because even though they don’t have to, they CARE to wish you well. The truth is, sometimes you have to meet those kind of people so that when you meet the ones with a heart of gold you can differentiate the two. I guess that’s what life is all about- taking chances and having faith in something greater. If there’s anything I have learned in my life that I feel has value for every person is to know what you bring to the table. Know what you can offer someone. Know these things so you never lose yourself to someone who treats you like you’re ordinary. You’re exquisite. Feel it. Believe it. Know it. And no matter what, never, ever lose yourself to someone who doesn't see it. Life is way too short to leave the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket...so leave it to fries to make you happy. #sundays
|Posted on August 4, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
"Never let a confused man waste your time,
love or energy."
Not everyone will value your time, energy, space, and most of all...love. Make sure whoever comes to you doesn't take the best parts of you when
they leave. You're worthy of something real, something true. It's ok to have standards to who's worthy of you.
|Posted on August 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
’ve always loved writing and knew it was something I’d want to do forever…so I majored in Journalism. ✏️ Upon graduating, I interned at a prestigious real estate magazine helping local top agents brand their business, write on behalf of them, and manage their social media sites. Soon after, I was offered a full-time position but kindly declined. I knew I wanted to help people, but didn’t see it possible sitting behind a desk all day. Ironically, my cousin’s friend was looking for someone to work as the Director of First Impressions at, Keller Williams Palos Verdes.
I decided to apply and got the job the same day. During this time, I worked closely as the office Team Leader’s assistant and would listen in when agents would negotiate deals. I realized that I could fulfill my desire to help people, write, and spend more time with Bubba in this career.
It's a lot of work and sometimes I feel like I am running in every direction at once, but I took a chance and I am proud of who I've become. I genuinely believe that we cannot compare our journey with others. What’s for you will always be yours and what isn’t, may never be. Eventually, things come full circle and you realize why smaller things had to happen for greater things to occur. So, work hard and don’t be afraid to take chances. If you don’t build your own dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. This morning, I helped a stranger in London find a solution to her relationship problems and this is all because I am still able to write on my personal blog, Life Moves On.
I have so many more goals I want to accomplish and that’s what makes it so fun. So, set goals and make them big enough that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can. #FBF #trusttheprocess
: Jessica Lynn
|Posted on August 1, 2017 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
One of the most challenging things I do every day in my career is overcoming fears. For many, many, many years, I struggled with public speaking and stage fright. It wasn't until my office Team leader asked me to speak at several meetings that I realized all my fear was limiting me from being able to help others.
I have no problem helping people over the computer or on the phone or through my writing as I always have, but when I began to teach classes at my office, I realized the power our mindsets can have in our lives every day. You can overcome anything you want in your life...it's just a matter of deciding that you're going to. I still get nervous, but I try to remember that I am not perfect and no one expects me to be. Your life begins at the end of your comfort zone, so do something that scares you. Make a goal, set your mind to it, and don't stop till you achieve it. You are worthy of all your wildest dreams.
|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
A few years ago, someone told me that the greatest revenge is to move on and to be happy. The thing is,I've never been the type of person that can fake my feelings and how I feel about people. If I like you, I like you. If I don't, I keep a distance. I tried very hard to dislike people who hurt me, but I couldn't. Below the anger, pain and sadness, was still love. I feared never losing that and that actually scared me the most. Fast forward to now...I'm so different. I stopped trying to change how I felt about things, people and situations that shaped me and learned to see them for exactly what they were/are. They're just pages in a book that can be easily turned. It's a choice. The choice to either let tough times shatter us, or let them be chapters that help bring you closer to the good parts. Life is not always perfect, but it's always what you make it. So make it count, make it memorable and never let anyone steal your happiness. ��#perspective
|Posted on July 30, 2017 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
"DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY A
WHO REALLY DOESN'T NEED YOU.
AS A MATTER A FACT, SHOOT FOR HER...
SHE MAY KNOW HER AND YOUR WORTH."
There's something to say about women who aren't afraid to know their worth. These women aren't concerned with how their confidence is perceived in the eyes of others. Why should they? What's wrong with loving yourself? I think that's one of the important battles we have to overcome in this life. I truly do believe that. No one teaches us that simple knowledge that could take us so far... "Love yourself."
I grew up in a house where my father wasn't very loving to me and that really affected how I was in relationships, how I viewed myself, and how I would react when feeling abandoned. I didn't know that subconsciously I was allowing all those things affect me Day in and day out until I spoke to a therapist who helped me learn that it's never too late to learn how to love yourself. I'll tell you, learning to do that at 23 wasn't easy.
I didn't even know who I was, which made it even more difficult to do. It took a lot of tears, writing, nature, forgiveness, music and healing to find myself. It took being on my own to find myself and I now not only love myself because of it, I know what I have to offer. Don't forget to fall in love with yourself, first. Everything falls into place after that... ✖️⚫️✖️⚫️
|Posted on July 27, 2017 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
"If you think I'm beautiful now,
wait until you get to know my heart."
The women I admire aren't beautiful because of the way their hair glistens in the sun or their smile lights up a room. They're beautiful because they have a caring heart, welcoming soul, and loving touch. They're beautiful because they do not judge others, worry what people think, or fear the future. They're beautiful...because they find the good in everything, laugh when happy, wave at strangers and above all, put themselves first. Tag the girls you know who embody this & so much more.
|Posted on July 26, 2017 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Your current destination doesn't have to be your last. Don't like the life you're living? Change it. You're worthy of reaching all your goals, the hopes you have and the life you imagine. That may mean eliminating people from your life, distancing yourself from negativity, and leaving places that don't allow you to grow. Don't stay where you're not appreciated, respected, or loved. You're not to be tolerated...you're to be valued. If you can't get to that place today, close your eyes everyday, envision what that place looks like. Imagine what it feels like. See it. Feel it. Work for it. But no matter what, don't stop aiming to receive it. It'll come. I promise. #namaste #peaceofmind #daydreaming #bigpicture
|Posted on July 24, 2017 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
When life seems challenging, it's difficult to find the light at the end of the tunnel. However, it's in these moments that we have to try the hardest to find the good in a not so good moment. I was told a while back to say thank you when life is sweet& to celebrate. On the other hand, when life is tough...we must remain thankful and grow.
I've gotten where I am today all thanks to always seeking peace of mind. A positive headspace, hard work, perseverance, belief, and the courage to keep going. This isn't something I've reached and have thrown my hands up in the air in celebration for. This is something I practice daily, because if I didn't, I'd probably be very bitter, sad, angry, confused and lost. We all end up where we are meant to be and part of that journey is learning to love the parts that have made you who you are. That means the bad times, too. They all shape us, make us...but I promise, it won't break you unless you let it. My hope for you is that you keep your eyes in the direction of your future without fearing he past that's been left in the dust.