“Dad” By Karen K. Boyer
“Dad” By Karen K. Boyer
#LovinSelf #Oprah #Oprah’sLifeClass #Love #Joy #Peace #Happiness
“Do you believe that you are worthy of #Happiness, Success, Abundance, Comfort, Fulfillment, Peace, Joy, and Love?” Because worthiness is actually a part of your birthright, says Oprah.
“What you #Believe…YOU will Achieve…” – Oprah
Wow, what a way to start 2017! With amazing videos that will nurture your spirits, inspire your hearts and mind to NEVER GIVE UP, and, most importantly, to BELIEVE that you can achieve your passionate dream. Hold steadfast to your beliefs by seeing yourself in the belief, focusing on the belief, and executing by achieving the belief. “What you believe…You will achieve.”
In the January 2017 Lovin Self monthly newsletter (please read & share), The LoveLetter, my editor Melissa Swenka (AMAZING) wrote a compelling article called, “Embrace Destruction of SELF.” After I read the article, the goosebumps did return. But, at first, my eyebrows were raised. Why? Because impatient people might miss the mark and the powerful message would be ignored. She captivated my attention, and I was looking forward to feeding my spirit with more. More about what actually happened to the #Phoenix, and how it was reborn and came out of the ashes, anew. HELLO!!! We really need to meditate on that section in the newsletter because:
“Through the deepest and darkest of moments, we can rise above and become great, better, and stronger.” – Melissa Swenka
Life is challenging, and will throw you a few, or even many, curve balls (i.e., no money to fund your start-up business, working with very little capital, the only financial funding is your paycheck that already has monthly dibs). But, you can find a way. You might visit Fiverr to get certain things done for your business for just $5 (YouTube channel design, SEO improvements, Photoshop Illustrations, etc.), or Guru, which has helped many get published by finding master editors (hint, hint), like Melissa. Love her!!! And she is beyond exceptional. I’m just sayin’.
Every time that I need to be inspired, hopeful, joyous within my spirit, I find one of #Oprah’s awesome speeches on YouTube. Aah!!! I Love me some Oprah… her loving, positive, and inspiring spirit will condition your mindset that you are not alone or far from achieving your goal… if you truly believe. Every single time that I watch Oprah give an inspirational speech, chills and goosebumps cascade over my entire body. Proof to me that God is in agreement, and that my spirit is open to receiving her knowledge and gift. #AMEN!!
I have faced a few challenges at the beginning of this year (2016) in that I lost my job in 2015, could not wait to get off of unemployment, and was excited about my newly launched auditing business. Fast forward to the end of 2016, and the start of 2017, where I had to embrace and accept another side hustle and was beyond thrilled when my former employer called me back to work. AMEN!!! When your monthly bills are due, they don’t want to hear that “the check is in the mail.” I am on my daily #GRIND every day, challenging as it may be, but I will NEVER GIVE UP! It’s not an option, and my spirit will never allow me to succumb to defeat. And my kindred spirit, Harriet Tubman, won’t allow it either. Trust me when I tell you that I see, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, my success. It also happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies starring Barbara Streisand.
What I definitely know for sure (thanks, Oprah) is that a 9 to 5 will never be your saving grace nor is it cracked-up to be your end all, be all; as you definitely need and MUST have a side hustle. Too bad that I learned this life lesson later on in life; but then I need to remember that it’s never too late to learn valuable life lessons. Kudos to ALL those homeowners who utilize their homes to bring in an extra income (Airbnb), just to make ends meet (a side hustle).
Again, I have watched (now over 15+ times) The Big Short which always reaffirms in me that I have to work for SELF; especially if I want to feel success for my life. Yes, many are up in arms about how our Presidential election ended. But, what you should be focused on is how YOU are going to change your life “financially” for the better. Money is Power… but Success is much greater, just ask Oprah, J.K. Rowling, Ralph Lauren, Steve Harvey (latest book: Jump), and Sara Blakely of Spanx.
You are the Captain of your ship, and the master of our Soul. Only you can affect change, improvements in your life, with the secret of BELIEVING!!!
With that message of joy and love, let’s get focused because I want to help you stay encouraged, killing the myth that you can’t achieve your greatness, and remind you–like I remind myself–that it is in every one of us to succeed. But first we MUST believe that we can.
Let’s take a quick break: simply close your eyes and envision, see yourselves being successful or celebrating the success of your dreams.
In the hopes it will fuel your vision of success, I will share with you my One Word: Joy!!! From my music, friends, the company that I keep, the core value in my Lovin Self brand, within my spirit is the word Joy. I’ve always had a joyous spirit, and continue to work to sustain that spirit within. I am looking forward to sharing My One Word with Evan.
This is how I am laying the foundation with my One Word: #JOY
Learn to focus your attention in your space and not others’ because when you measure yourself up to others, you will always come up short. Remember that we only have power in the territory that we own. We are the master of our own Faith. When we learn to just take care of our territory and manage that, all the Glorious, Wondrous possibilities will be waiting for us.
#God #Oprah #EvanCarmichael #Joy #CocoChanel #Believe #BelieveNation #OprahsLifeClass #Love #Happiness #Comfort #Contentment #AuthenticPower
Choosing to inhabit the state of thankfulness is a powerful choice that immediately puts you in control of SELF’s emotional and spiritual reactions. – Melissa Swenka
Who are you? Who are you really?
All my life, I have been called Miss Sunshine: “Oh, you have such a beautiful, friendly spirit.” Until recently, I learned that I was living a lie and/or a facade. Yes, many of us can relate to Miss Sunshine on the left, and believe that we possess many of her qualities. And, we have friends and family members who do possess many of the characteristics from Miss Complainer on the right. Well, guess what I’ve learned? If you have at least one characteristic of Miss Complainer . . . you have been living a lie as well, and feeding into bad energy.
I had no idea that I possessed a bitter spirit (bad energy) until a colleague said to me that my eBook was “aggressively direct” (I was clueless as to what she was saying at the time). And very recently, a co-worker said to me: “It’s not your job to make men be ‘accountable’ for breaking your heart, other hearts, disappointing you, or how some men treat women without any remorse or accountability. That’s God’s job, so stop feeding into or embracing that ‘bad’ energy and let God handle it.”
It threw me for a second, but she was absolutely correct and made me really think about how I was living and the energy that I was spreading every day. Trust me, I am not a bitter person, but my energy was connected to a deep bad energy that was under the surface. It’s exposed when you are tested by other bad energy, making it clear that that root must be pulled out and tossed in the garbage.
I do believe in a Divine Power (God) who is the ruler of the Universe, is of Love and good energy. One of Joel Osteen’s sermons bought it to light for me, and it was entitled, “Daily Bread.” It actually made me realize that I needed to park my airplane, get out of the autopilot seat, and let God take over my life. No more rushy, rushy behavior and NY-attitude directness; instead, I needed to work on being the calmer, gentler, and more compassionate personality that I crave and want so desperately to put forth.
I have made a concerted effort to be appreciative of my life, operate in a calmer state of being, offer and give more compassion to family, friends, and strangers. The more that I operate in a state of good energy, the more I will attract the same.
Giving SELF a moment for embracing and appreciating the good things around you is a sure winner as well. Remember: when you operate within good energy and you are on your grind/hustle, the rewards will be positive with great results.
It’s called managing your energy, which will keep you in perfect peace.
Good energy feeds off of good energy, and does wonders to your inner-self, grants you peace (AMEN), and operates in Love. With this kind of energy, you can’t miss or go wrong. You attract goodness, especially in people and relationships; not crazy, dysfunctional relationships that can leave you wondering, how has this happened or invaded my life?
Bringing my new awareness to full circle, I was invited recently to a seminar by world-renowned author, Debrena Jackson Gandy who wrote The Love Lies: 10 Revelations that will Transform Your Relationships and Enrich Your Love Life. The seminar was called “Activating Your Relationships Magnetism.” The one true thing that did resonate deeply within my spirit was that it was very important for me to manage my energy. You guessed it: “Good Energy.” Apparently, New York City has a very a masculine-dominated aura that keeps you always on your toes, rushing through the day, and rarely having time to be patient for others.
What we have to learn is that we don’t have time to hang around folks that don’t expend good energy, that don’t have your interest at heart, and who causes you to compromise your energy, which can be draining and will throw you off your path.
Let’s take your Hustle, your Grind and see how your energy plays a major role in your accomplishments. First question, are you grateful to have a hustle/grind? Your answer should be yes. Why? Because it’s a privilege to work hard at something that you strongly believe in.
It shows that you are passionate about what you believe in, and that you will continue to push through the many challenges, like lack of money and nay-sayers (or others exuding bad energy), because you are willing to sacrifice and work hard for the betterment of self. There are people who never find what they are passionate about, and they go through life a-wishing and a-hoping for a revelation that will change their life. But it starts with God’s Love first, and how you incorporate that into everything that you do, believe in, and want to achieve.
There is no lack of abundance in the Universe. So, whomever is threatened by you, or voicing doubts that you can’t do it—that your “zest” for life is just too much to handle, trust and believe in God so that the only things that you will attack will compliment your good energy, taking you to another level of success.
Remember, when you are operating in the realm of thankfulness, you are being obedient, controlling your inner emotions and soulful reactions to outside negative conditions. Doing that, your end results will always be positive, happy, joyous, and rewarding. Trusting and believing that you can make a difference, by being consistent and trying very hard to operate in a loving energy, will help guarantee success in everything that you do.
#Oprah #LisaNichols #goodenergy #positivethinking #LovinSelf #OWN #StrongSpiritualMuscle #Invictus ##OprahLifeClass #SteveHarvey #Jump #WBLS #JumpWithSteve
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.
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!!
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.
#Oprah #OWN #StrongSpiritualMuscle #Invictus ##OprahLifeClass #AvaDuVernay #SteveHarvey #Jump #WBLS #JumpWithSteve #2BMe
Here is an amazing article that a friend shared with me about being on your #GRIND: http://officialblackwallstreet.com/wanda-james/
“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:
“I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.” – Imelda Marcos
I truly love seeing a man cry joyous, happy tears because it shows his strength, vulnerability and the confidence that he possesses. When you can witness firsthand how his kids or spouse tell him how much they love, appreciate and are grateful to have him in their lives, and that they are proud of the man that he is… he tells himself, it’s ok to cry (get the tissue ready).
When we honor our dads, we are telling them that through all their struggles, sweat and hidden tears we love you dad. That the one true sacrifice that you made for us was to love us unconditionally, keep a roof over our head and food on the table; and you did it with love. Thank you, Dad, as I will always love and miss you. Rest In Peace (1991).
#Happy Father’s Day to my loving dad, may you rest in peace (I Love You), to all the dads, step-dads and awesome uncles who stepped in when we lost or needed a dad’s love, like my Uncle Bobby and Uncle Nabisco! Much Love!!!
🏆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 ❤️