“To Know Me…Is To Love Me…Just Because” – Ingrid Prescott
Learning to live your Best Life Ever!
Loving Self from “A to Z”
I AM ME…and I am not defined by others opinions and beliefs about me. In order for me to form a perfect union of tranquility, peace, joy, hope, love and happiness, I need to recognize that I can’t be everything to everyone and not rob me of Me Time. I have the power to live whichever life I choose, without offending anyone. I will work to promote and encourage SELF and NEVER GIVE UP—to keep hitting that rock until it cracks, ignore the nay-sayers, and know that I am in control of my choices and free will. And I also recognize that my success cannot be defined by anyone else; but needs to be based on what I believe, which is MY truth.
From A to Z
Believe in SELF
Care for SELF
Devote time to SELF
Encourage and enjoy SELF
Focus, forgive, and feel good about SELF
Grab life by the horns for SELF
Hope in all things for SELF
IMATTER. (Repeat to SELF as needed.)
Juggle life for SELF
Kindhearted toward SELF
LOVE on SELF
Oneness with SELF
Quiet SELF for Relaxation
Renew and Rejuvenate SELF
Smile with SELF
Trust in SELF
Work at putting SELF first
X-hilerate and encourage SELF that you are exceptional and amazing
Yearn to be loving & comfortable in SELF (Accept you need room for improvement.)
Zest for Life toward SELF (You give so much joy to others; be sure to keep some for SELF.)
Links that encourage and support Loving Self:
“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”
It’s finally official: I have taken the leap of faith and my website has been launched!
Trust me, the road has been very bumpy and challenging–with plenty of tears that followed. However, quitting or giving up were never a topic of discussion–EVER. If you just believe, if your belief appears even as the size of a mustard seed… ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!
When the time allows, please check out my website: www.lovinself.com. The answer was right at my fingertips and in front of my face all along. Kudos to ALL the reps at GoDaddy who did a superb job at getting me to this point, and who handled my crazy, New Yorker energy and aura. ;o)
So, today, be mindful of how great you really are; trust and believe that you matter and that you can make a difference in your life and the AWESOME UNIVERSE.
Like Joyce Meyer said: “I believe that if we’ll stay amazed at the things God is doing in our lives–even the little things–we’ll NEVER be without HOPE.”
The percentage of Americans who can see themselves starting a business in 2015 is 51% up from 42% back in 2013. – 2015 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report
The March issue of Money magazine focused on Being Your Own Boss; as the number of people doing so (and wanting to) have increased greatly after the banking industry collapsed (an excellent read). I’ve taken the plunge; I’m self-employed (a.k.a. an entrepreneur) because I was ready to take the jump by having the Faith that my parachute will open. I’m in the planning and development stages for my Lovin Self website for the sale of my Essential Bath Salts (Cashmere Petals, Fresh Peonies, Warm Orchid & Calming Lemongrass) and Soothing Bath Teas (The Nile, Exotic Amber, & Cleopatra), of which all 7 of those luxurious aromas are ready for customers to enjoy, and I’m WORKING toward and PRAYING that my website will be ready to launch at month end.
I’m READY now, yet there is SO MUCH that goes into launching a website. For example, the SSL Certificate that protects your customers’ sensitive information over the Internet is extremely important, and equally important is having the right person to do the job. The Privacy & Returns policy must be on point, because people are entrusting you with their vital information, and that is something a good business owner can’t take lightly. Another checklist item is making sure that the SEO, which stands for “search engine optimization,” is in place and operating. Applying SEO aspects to your webpage “is the process of getting traffic from the ‘free,’ ‘organic,’ ‘editorial,’ or ‘natural’ search results on search engines, this cost is very important to the traffic that flows to your website.”
Having said all of that, I am very proud of what LovinSelf.com is shaping up to look like; especially, our monthly newsletter being created by my AMAZING & AWESOME editor Melissa Swenka who rocks every time and keeps me sounding intellectually savvy. My web developer and I are still working on improving and ironing out minor glitches.
The great news is that my 2BMe – “To Know Me… Is To Love Me… Just Because” – jewelry collection will be featured on my website, and in production, hopefully, before Mother’s Day. As an additional part of the 2BMe line, I will be offering silver-plated necklaces and bracelets for purchase, once we launch, with bracelet sizes 7 inches for ‘Tweens and 8 inches and 10 inches for bigger wrists.
Oops… I’m getting sidetracked…
Getting back to the March issue of Money magazine, because I’m a new entrepreneur myself, I feel like they could have done more in depth reporting on the “Ultimate Guide To Flying Solo” because startups are on the rise, and many Americans are taking that leap of Faith and launching their own business.
If you are still uncertain or don’t know what to do or where to begin, reading as much as you can on the subject (I suggest starting with Steve Harvey‘s book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success) is an excellent way to start. But, most importantly, whatever your idea might be, do your research, research, research.
Money magazine recommends the following:
Step 1 – Figure out if your brilliant idea is a viable business – How many people want your product/service (your idea).
Step 2 – Put some real numbers on your idea – Figure out what to charge potential customers.
Step 3 – Plot out how to fund your launch – It does take money, but not millions, to launch your idea.
Step 4 – Protect your own financial future – We have to stop blaming Wall Street, “Corporate,” or the Banks when we continue working in their businesses; you have the power create your own. Ditch their rules and regulations by figuring out how to solve the problem and not be a part of it. You need to find YOUR solution and TAKE THE JUMP.
Step 5 – Make the most of Year One – Focus, plan, and continue to execute. Learn from life’s lessons and failures, and then regroup and be consistent.
My recommendation for Step 6 – NEVER GIVE UP!! Make determination, passion, and confidence your best friends.
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin
Love is an Action word that freely allows us to openly express our feelings proudly, without being an offense to anyone. The most precious gift that a child gives to their parent(s) is the ability to love them unconditionally. Somehow, some way most adults have forgoten this vital component in relationships, which give reason for them to most likely fail.
Remember, he or she will love you Just Because…And NEVER compromise SELF for the sake of someone else. If it’s Love, everyone will sacrifice and it’s never one sided.
The only person who can bring you joy, and happiness is Self. Relying on others to do it for you, will take you to a darker place of unhappniess that may not be satisfying, rewarding and/or an improvement of Self.
Trust and believe that YOU do matter, that you are AMAZINGLY wonderful. And watch your inner being shine bright making your spirit Happy Happy and Joyous. ;o)
“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” – Felix Adler
“You have to learn to get up from the table when Love is no longer being served.”
– Nina Simone
“You can’t touch love, but you can feel the sweetness it pours into everything.” – Annie Sullivan
“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein