“A Star is Born… And It’s You!”
What does it take to be great? Or to shine bright like the star Jayna Brown, the contestant on America’s Got Talent who got the #GoldenBuzzer from One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. Her rendition of Audra Day‘s song, “Rise Up”, will leave you speechless and offering her a standing ovation.
When I created the “2BMe” Jewelry collection, my underlying message and platform was to create something unique that represented the strong, resilient, relentless, feisty, loving, sassy, caring, confident, outstanding, irresistible, irreplaceable, daring, excellent, and tenacious… which is our true individuality, our true identities. The tag line I wrote sums up what the 2BMe Jewelry collection means: “To Know Me…Is To Love Me…Just Because.” In other words, without condition.
Too many times, women feel like they need to change some integral aspect of themselves to be accepted: hair style, clothing choices, or the shape of her body. The 2BMe symbol depicted on each necklace and bracelet reminds women that being just as they are, and being known just as they are, is enough to receive love. It is also enough to love self. Something more women, and more people, really, need to learn how to do without being self-centered or selfish. It is a genuine nurturing of the spirit, of the inherent self, that so many people are taught to deny.
Part of my marketing strategy in creating the 2BMe Campaign is to help women remember to love themselves enough to have the emotional resilience to love others just as fiercely, with just as much strength.
2BMe is the first of it’s kind of jewelry because it represents that you have embraced your true self, and that you wear your badge of honor proudly; it is jewelry that motivates, that inspires, and encourages one’s true SELF, builds confidence, uncovers one’s greatness and potential. Girls, young women, and mature women have a relentless, resilient, and determined spirit that shines like silver and gold on all levels.
Wearing this valuable item with an inspiring message will remind the wearer that she is valuable, that she is worthy of care, investment, and love. Every woman needs to be reminded of this, just as every woman needs to be reminded that she isn’t alone in this quest. This line of jewelry was created with great role models in mind, especially the likes of Harriet Tubman, Penny Chenery Tweedy, Rosa Parks, Oprah, and Joy Mangano, to name just a few, who took a chance, embraced life, and found fulfillment from within their unique spaces in the world. When more women do this, if more women feel they already have the power to do this, the progress propelled by that power can change the world for the better. Creating the Lovin Self brand and establishing the 2BMe Campaign is my attempt to harness that power, share it with struggling and doubting women, and help each of them to take a step in her own direction.
#JewelryThatInspires #Confidence #BossLady #LeanIn #Sassy
“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:
🏆To The Greatest, may you rest in #Peace! Thank you for blessing us with your loving and transparent spirit, which definitely shined bright for many to enjoy and witness firsthand. ;o)
Much Love ❤️
“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.”
#TGIF What a week I have had, but I’m truly blessed to have had one. I’m back in the grind with a work assignment, and ever so grateful that money will soon flow again. Being unemployed in today’s economy is a travesty, seriously.
If you are truly tired of the monotony of the daily work “grind,” then you seriously have to think about taking the #JUMP. The JUMP is all about taking that Leap Of Faith and believing wholeheartedly that your JUMP will not be in vain—because something great has the potential of happening. But if you don’t make an effort or even try, how will you ever know?
I learned recently by reading Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success…Think Like a Success that Passion is not your Gift. Passion fuels your desire and feeds your Gift. Your Gift exists because of you—it is not designed by a job title—and travels everywhere you go. “Your job is NOT your gift, but probably a place that utilizes your gift,” Steve tells us.
What I did learn after reading a segment of Steve’s book, which really surprised me, is that my Gift is not my talent. Pursuant to Steve, “What we do well sometimes blocks us from finding out what we do great. I think of talents as the lesser to one’s gift. Talents can be learned while a gift is inherent. Your gift cannot be studied by another and then performed at the same proficiency. However, our talents often lead us to exercising our gift.”
With that said, I now have to find out what my AMAZING Gift is—which I honestly thought I knew what it was. Anywho, I am often referred as a “closer”, a “problem-solver”, one who knows how to bring things together and get the job done. Okay, then how do I sum that up as to what my gift really is? Stay tuned, and I will let you know.
What I do know for certain is that I do have an AMAZING Gift that I will share with the world one day.
“Anything BEAUTIFUL… is worth getting hurt for.” -PRINCE
Last night, I watched a repeat episode of #NewGirl that paid tribute to Prince. Prince sang with Zooey Deschanel and was the most AMAZING guest in the world. It was also the funniest, LMAO episode EVER!!!
PRINCE’s name is synonymous with the word Love because he believed in it greatly and shared so much of it. When we learn to LOVE ourselves passionately, with all our flaws and faults, it’s worth every sacrifice that we might make. Because you can end up an AMAZING person like Prince. A superstar who took the chance and believed in his own self-worth.
PRINCE’s ADVICE TO YOU…
Prince and The New Power Generation
This is it
It’s time for you to go to the wire
You will hit
‘Cause you got the burnin’ desire
It’s your time (Time)
You got the horn so why don’t you blow it
You are fine (Fine)
You’re filthy cute and baby you know it
Get on top
You will cop
Don’t you stop
You’re so good
Baby there ain’t nobody better (Ain’t nobody better)
So you should
Never, ever go by the letter (Never ever)
You’re so cool (Cool)
Everything you do is success
Make the rules (Rules)
Then break them all ’cause you are the best
GO FOR IT!!!
“Yes, you can…
Trust that you can…
Believe that you can…
Know that you can…
and you will SUCCEED.”
Welcome to #ThoughtfulThursday! Today is a day to reflect and, of course, count your blessings, and think about your week–things that may have happened and how one regroups if the end result was not to your liking.
Perseverance is a word that I rarely talk about, but it definitely lives deep down in my spirit. Who has not experienced hardship, disappointment, or sadness on a few occasions? But in that instance, we often think, ‘nothing lasts forever,’ even though death and natural endings are definitely inevitable parts of our reality. So, when facing negative feelings compounded by the feeling that time is so short, how does one ever truly enjoy LIFE?
It helps me to feel positive and motivated when I reminisce on women like Harriet Tubman, whose resilient spirit speaks volumes, and truly can’t be matched or measured; especially when you wonder if she had been a happy person. We can’t truly know the evil, the hatred, and inhumane behavior she must have witnessed. And yet, in facing all that stood against her, she remained resilient, weathered the storm. How else could she have overcome, if she hadn’t trusted, had the faith and confidence that she and all those she wanted to help would be okay.
And, most importantly, SHE NEVER GAVE UP!! She was consistent, passionate, and smart to outwit the countless bounty hunters that were after her. I’d like to think it was because Her Faith and Trust in God never wavered, because what else could get her through, when her daily trials and tribulations worked against her, tried to make her doubt her own power and capability to achieve the unthinkable.
Because Harriet Tubman NEVER GAVE UP!!!
In consideration of Yes, You Can! and being able to take control of one’s situation despite how others felt about your decision, I heard something that I just have to comment on:
Yesterday, Michael Strahan announced that he was leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael to begin working full time with my girl Robin Roberts at Good Morning America. Okay, I’m happy for Michael, yet shocked because these things do happen. However, I honestly feel some kind away for Kelly because she was blindsided and that’s just not cool. Yes, in business there is no friendship, but there is something called respect.
So, Kelly, hang in there as this too shall pass, and you are definitely strong enough to weather the storm that was thrust onto your lap out of nowhere. Everyday, I thank God that I am a woman!! I’m just sayin’.
“Nobody should ever be blindsided,” she said. “I don’t know who’s in charge, but somebody should’ve said, ‘This is gonna happen.’ You shouldn’t have to read it in the paper. Ever.” – Oprah