L❤️ve Your Gr🏆nd

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Mark Cuban from the ABC reality show Shark  Tank, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and founder of HDNet (Now, AXS TV) and MicroSolutions, is one of my favorite Sharks. Why? Mainly because of my all time favorite quote by him: “What’s your grind?” On a February 2016 episode of the show, an entrepreneurial contestant pitched the “FloatBaby” service and confidently conveyed the numbers to the Sharks as Mark watched on. When the contestant finally made eye contact with Mark, he asked her, “What’s your grind?” The contestant froze in place, stumbled on her words, and looked like a deer in headlights. Mark’s answer? “I’m out!” And the rest of the sharks quickly followed suit.

Mark’s point was, what’s your hustle? What are you doing to get your brand, idea, or product out and in front of the world. For instance, I recently visited Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts (my second home; LOVE IT!!!) and truly enjoyed my mini-vacay alone. Four days on the beach; I biked 20+ miles everyday and sat on the porch to look at the waves coming in. I was in the pure state of tranquility, peace, joy, and happiness.

The last day of vacay, I decided to visit all the boutique stores on Circuit Avenue and pitch my 2BMe Jewelry collection. It was a pensive experience, but I knew that I had to be on my GRIND. With Mark’s encouraging words, I entered six boutiques. For my efforts, I was given amazing advice, suggestions, and praise for my idea, the brand and design.

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I left each boutique feeling great and very hopeful, but also a little disappointed after reflecting on those who turned me down. But, I’m elated for the two boutiques who gave me a shot (Third World Trading Co. and Slight Indulgence) and took one sample on consignment. I am totally psyched!!

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From that experience, I am back on my grind (daily); revamping my 2BMe Jewelry collection. Which, I learned from my visit that the first step I need to take is transferring production to the U.S.A.; sorry, China, because I really liked your price points.

My attitude now and words of encouragement to you: If you don’t ask, then you’ll never know if your brand, idea, or product will get its chance, if it’s strong enough for the world to know about you. Please stay tuned, because my 2BMe Jewelry collection will be a household name sooner than you think.

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Here is an amazing article that a friend shared with me about being on your #GRIND: http://officialblackwallstreet.com/wanda-james/

Love Pampered Me

Yesterday, I treated myself to a Spa Day at Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, located in Snowmass, Colorado, which was beyond expectations, and much needed after skiing three days straight in Beaver Creek and Aspen. Don’t cheat yourself; treat yourself. Their theme is “To create Life for a Life-long memory”, and that they did.

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We need to pamper ourselves and dispel all the negative, toxic emotions that invade our essence based upon the many life choices and decisions we have made. We owe it to well-being to have PEACE be a part of our core being. The Tranquility Room (above) literally brought me to tears because it welcomed me with loving, open arms and whispered in my ear that “peace is priceless, and it’s free, and you can have it too.” The peaceful atmosphere pervaded me immediately and started cleansing, purging me of all my toxic emotions and the disheartened, jaded mindset I had based on my life choices. I was one on one with God, and asked Him to purify my mind, heart, and spirit.

After sitting in the Tranquility Room for 20 minutes, I was ready for my looooong awaited, deep tissue message with Masseuse Jody, who was sensational and hands that were silky-soft. I picked my two essential oils, from seven, along with adding a Shea Butter Ultra Moisturizer to top off my massage.

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Jody, who must have been an Angel of God, took exceptional care of me and never let up on my body until she released all the bottled-up stress that was buried deep within my core. After my massage, I hugged and thanked her profusely for doing a phenomenal job on my body. Today, I am a new person who will desperately try to remain in my PEACE ZONE, because it does the body GOOD!!!

LOVE wants you to get rid of negative people that surround you and keep you buried in unhappiness. The Tranquility Room showed me that I MUST continue to choose wisely and handpick what matters to me, that which is healthy, refreshing, and complimentary to ME!